Monday, January 29, 2018

Bonfire of the Inanities

Because let’s be perfectly frank: [the Grammys are] the single most sexist, misogynist and abusive awards show of them all, celebrating many of the most sexist, misogynist and abusive people in an amoral industry of spectacular proportions.
If you thought Hollywood’s bad, it’s got nothing on the record business, particularly in the worlds of hip-hop and rap.

Take Big Sean, a rapper whose lyrics are littered with misogynistic and homophobic material.
In the video for his single ‘I Don’t F*ck With You’, the Detroit rapper talks about ‘stupid ass b*tches.’

He collaborated last year on a song with Eminem which included lyrics about ‘urinating on Fergie’ and raping Conservative talk show host Ann Coulter ‘with a Klan poster, a lamp post, a door handle and a damn bolt cutter.’

He doesn’t just write about treating women badly, he acts on it too.

In 2011, Big Sean was arrested in New York for sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching of a 17-year-old girl after a concert. Some charges were dropped after he accepted a guilty plea for unlawful imprisonment of the girl, a fan.

This would have led to him being banned from continuing to work in almost any other job.
But not the music industry.

This year, Big Sean was nominated for a Grammy.

Hip-hop and rap stars like him have made millions from writing music and making videos that depict women as prostitutes, sexual objects and ‘b*tches’.

One of the biggest winners last night night was Kendrick Lamar, whose most recent album is riddled with graphic sexually-charged lyrics and repeated references to ‘hoes’ and ‘b*tches’.
Like everyone else the Grammys were compelled to make their show a grim affair (I assume; I haven't watched it) about sexual harassment. But hip hop now dominates popular music and misogyny dominates hip hop. In years past the Grammys perhaps could have ignored them still, but black political advocacy is too powerful in the Current Year.

There are so few clean acts to nominate or perform the show has no choice but to engage in comic hypocrisy and hope no one notices.

And they get away with it. Sure, their ratings tank and a pall covers everything. Their compromise with decency in giving the award for Album of the Year to the good-natured Bruno Mars instead of critical, political and popular favorite Kendrick Lamar, a rapper-demagogue whose work is received like scripture by bumptious blacks, means they don't get off without catching a little flak at least. But, maybe, had Kendrick (as embarrassingly unrestrained as TaNehisi Coates) won things finally would have given under the weight of hypocrisy and people would have noticed. But that's the value of a declining audience.

Such as the Grammys aren't made for the old traditional white audience that still watches them (boomers won't get to age along with comfortable, unchanging institutions--not punishment enough perhaps, but bitter still). Being made for everyone else they're no really made for anyone. A case study in diversity, with Whitey cut out and still everyone else going away unhappy.

Black civil rights and feminism are both unchecked now and increasingly at odds as the two superpowers of the Coalition of the Fringes, perhaps with an eye toward a post-US endgame. Hip hop dominates black culture, and black masculinity dominates hip hop.

Where our cognitive dissonance goes is anyone's guess. I suspect pharmaceuticals help where a low IQ can't.

Brutish blacks dominate culture that views whites as inferior at the same time that whites are hounded for their supposed oppression of blacks. These things are not unrelated. These are levels of mass humiliation the old revolutionaries couldn't imagine.

But I don't think it ends well.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Kevin MacDonald on Torah Talk




A pensive and pessimistic Kevin MacDonald joined us this morning on Luke Ford's Torah Talk.

1:50. Professor MacDonald has a book about Europeans coming out this year "sort of summarizing" his writings over the years, going beyond the Jewish trilogy for which he's known.

3:00. Indo-European group evolutionary strategy.

9:30. Luke's novel approach to broaching the Jewish Question with normals.

10:30. The professor on the age-old struggle.

13:30. Casey asks: is moral universalism our Achilles Heel? Do we need to abandon the Enlightenment?

25:10. Is a white collectivist society preferable to a multi-racial individualist society?

26:25. Is a multi-racial individualist society possible? "...between group competition is just starting."

28:10. Are the Jews riding the whirlwind?

29:15. Is Donald Trump the first Jewish president? Hasn't Trump in fact offered the Jews the arrangement the professor himself has wished for: support for Israel in exchange for getting America back?

32:00. Where's the chaos?

33:20. Strange new respect.

34:40. Is revulsion an evolutionary adaptation?

35:25. Is revulsion at homosexuality or miscegenation an evolutionary adaptation?

39:30. Do Jews have a death wish?

51:10. "I don't listen to podcasts as a rule." Re the Daily Stormer: "I'm sort of horrified by it."

52:05. Is abortion eugenic?

53:35. Is drug addiction eugenic? "The white working class thrived with a lot of cultural supports."

55:20. Is multi-culturalism just communism in different clothes?

1:02:20. Have you studied quantitative population models? "...it tends to show Jews are an identifiable population."

1:03:10. The JQ for Dummies.

1:04:45. Have you listened to the Daily Shoah?

1:24:10. Luke's advice on dealing with the normals: "Never say anything to anyone that is beyond their capacity to receive..."

1:37:25: Luke on the Crazy Stage of red-pilling: "...I was like violently emotionally arguing for something, which as I was doing it I was realizing the other person was right and yet I couldn't stop violently emotionally arguing for something that in my heart I was sadly realizing was wrong."

1:45:45. The Northwest and the immigration-induced "equity emergency": demographics go brown, school test scores go down. It's an immediate civil rights issue, which is likely more feature than bug to our ambitious social justice warrior class. A floor wax and a dessert topping.

2:00:50 Luke's Gospel of the Demeanor. "Be admirable" in all ways.

2:02:00 Dennis' Gospel of the Born Again Alt Righter. In this world but not of it.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Torah Notes

I believe Professor Kevin MacDonald is tentatively scheduled to join us for Luke Ford's Torah Talk tomorrow, Sunday 9:00 AM Pacific Time.

Watch on Luke's channel to join the chat and ask questions. Luke is coming off a triumphant performance on the Andy Warski livestream (see below).
Good livestreams are about the most fun entertainment I can imagine right now. Television has done every idea to death and is full poz. Sports are, well...

But a good contentious livestream has an appeal similar to sports, in that it's unscripted and involves real risk for the participants. In sports someone can literally die. No one literally died on the Warski podcast, but Luke killed, and listening to his counterpart cite "collectivism" and "meritocracy" I wanted to kill myself.
Livestreaming is to recorded and written commentary as sports is to fiction and scripted entertainment.

Hilariously, for all the savage red-pilling Luke was offering, hackles and interest were raised in earnest only when he suggested giving up porn and masturbation. Alas, we have a long way to go.

Kevin MacDonald on Twitter.

Some possible questions for the professor.

Is a white collectivist society preferable to a multiracial individualist society?

Is a multiracial individualist society possible?

Is revulsion an evolutionary adaptation?

Is revulsion at homosexuality or miscegenation an evolutionary adaptation?

Is Andrew Anglin good or bad for white people?

Have you listened to the Daily Shoah?

Is white evolutionary strategy deliberately dysgenic? Can it be said that whites are simply pursuing individual evolutionary strategies, it's now “every man for himself”, wherein the goal is at leas to get their genes into the emerging mass, whatever it is?

Is a white woman having a black child pursuing an evolutionary strategy based on better chances for gene propagation from dominant, growing population (real or perceived) versus submissive, declining population?

How many copies of CofC are out there?

Have you considered the ratio between how widely read the book is and how little mentioned in the media? Do you think you hold the record for this?

Other than Jews, who’s pursuing the best group evolutionary strategy?

Friday, January 26, 2018

Implicit White Football League



McMahon's previous attempt at launching his professional football league promised (to my mind) an unappealing pro-wrestling aesthetic. Off-field drama would be part of the show. Players would be encouraged to date cheerleaders. Presumably cameras would be following them around. McMahon invoked recent fines for excessive celebrations in deriding the NFL as the "no fun league". The new league promised a more libertine environment.

As far as I know they spared us the pro wrestling model, but the league failed anyway. It's notable the different product McMahon offers for this different time, a "family friendly" league returned to its mostly white fans.

And just like that, Vince McMahon became a Nazi.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Luke Ford on Andy Warski Live

Luke Ford is on fire:



Andy Warski is a popular YouTube broadcaster of the "skeptic" community where he developed a huge audience skewering low-hanging SJW fruit while avoiding racism. He's become embroiled in the race debate after he broadcast the debate between Richard Spencer and Sargon of Akkad.
That broadcast was the number one stream on YouTube at the time.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Testing, testing...

Schools in England and the United States will not be taking the new international Pisa test designed to assess respect for other cultures, challenge extremism and help identify fake news.

The new “global competences” test will be carried out alongside maths, reading and science, as part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s influential Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) tests.

But some Western countries including England, the United States, Germany, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland and Ireland have decided not to take the global competence test, although they will take the other core academic subject tests.
The OECD's goal is to prepare whites everywhere for greater diversity. Not, notably, to prepare the diverse for whites, unless somehow the tests are genuinely objective and not based on critical race theory. I'm supremely confident that's not the case.

Taking the elite at their word leads to questioning their sanity:
 The concept of global competence was intended to test how well young people were prepared to work alongside people from different cultures and with different beliefs.
They genuinely think this is the future. That it's possible, desirable and inevitable.
Perhaps inspired by television's image of diversity, they imagine you're going to go to work and sit across from a nice woman in a hijab (how the left loves the hijab, so mild, so modest, so reassuring!) and she'll accompany you to lunch with your transgender friend. And thus throughout the whole of the West.

When they invoke "different beliefs" you have to wonder: do they understand what "beliefs" are? The western elites--the OECD invokes "post truth" in its gobbledygook explaining the tests--have adopted a postmodern relativist approach to truth, and don't understand any more what "belief" means. They don't experience it and don't see it in others. I'm reminded of George W Bush so often invoking religion and then blundering into Iraq and experiencing firsthand the significance of genuine religious belief, as opposed to his own retail version of Christianity. He still doesn't get it, be sure.

The prospect that we'll be at each other's throats does occur to the elites, as the global "competence" tests show. But we must work through that; we are working through that in enduring terrorist attacks, rape, grooming gangs.
 It's hard not to grow hard. It's hard not to simply conclude: evil.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Times Do Change

Steve Sailer blog post from last March:

Back in 2010 it occurred to me that I ought to write about a book explaining why it isn’t the end of the world that some people are smarter than other people. That would be my great contribution if I could explain why, just as it’s not a global crisis that all the medalists in the next Olympic men’s 100m dash will be black, the fact that some races tend to be smarter than others doesn’t mean we should dig up Hitler’s DNA and elect him President. 

But, you’ll notice, I haven’t written that book yet.

Sailer used to reassure his readers that public recognition of the racial IQ gap would not greatly affect society; a post-woke world would look no different. I used to buy it. I don't any more. What's happened in the period of time since he started saying that is the possibility of racial reconciliation has gone from being a reasonable expectation to a mocked notion. The Narrative now holds reconciliation itself to be oppression, and will accept no compromise short of the elimination of "whiteness".

Whether it was ever possible will be an interesting question for history. Perhaps they'll say we didn't attempt "real racial reconciliation". I think they'd be right; you could never bring diverse ethnic groups to attempt it in earnest in the first place--except of course the modern western white man.

The Obama years and its partly achieved "fundamental transformation" of America--which largely involved making her more diverse--revealed it is a global crisis that we're all so different, and it's a global crisis because of globalism and migration. It's a crisis for any racially diverse population. Diversity is its own problem.

Of course, it is not seen as a crisis for the political left. They don't want to solve the problem of "inequality" and then go tend their cabbages. They want inequality now, inequality tomorrow, inequality forever.
Cheerio.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Luke Ford's Alt Right Torah Talk Live



Today's reading is Parashas Beshallach (Exodus 13:17 to 17:16). From Luke's blog:

 According to Wikipedia: “In this parashah, Pharaoh changes his mind and sends his army after the Jewish people, trapping them at the Sea of Reeds. God commands Moses to split the sea, allowing them to pass, then closes the sea back upon the Egyptian army. It also contains the miracles of manna and clean water.”
Exodus 13: 17 When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.”

War is rarely the Jews first choice.

13:18: “The Children of Israel were armed when they went up from Egypt…”

So they weren’t pacifists. They didn’t just rely on God to take care of them.

* Ex. 14:5: "When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his officials changed their minds about them and said, “What have we done? We have let the Israelites go and have lost their services!” "

This reminds me of when you have a girl you’re sick of but you don’t want another guy to have her.

My notes.

What was the nature of the Israelites captivity in Egypt? They become a powerful nation within Egypt (one might even say they came to "oppress" indigenous Egyptians), then they became resented and then they became enslaved. But the nature of their bondage may not have been akin to black slaves in the south, but merely that they were denied the right to emigrate and take their livestock and property with them. Not only did they hold property but they appear to have been prosperous. They were a captive as a tribe and class of professionals, not stone-hauling field negroes like in The Ten Commandments.

Luke's late notes:

Dennis Dale: “The public humiliation of Aziz Ansari marks the “me too” sexual inquisition’s escalation into prosecuting romantic and sexual disappointment.”
Judaism in the ancient world by Julius Evola.

Friday, January 19, 2018

What Happens in Sweden

At the same time Sweden committed to destroying its domestic tranquility by importing third world blacks and Muslims, it became a surveillance powerhouse:
In a 2008 law, the FRA [Sweden's secretive NSA-like security organization] had been given expansive powers by the Swedish government to vacuum up all communications traveling over fiber optic networks into and out of Sweden—including e-mails, text messages, and telephone calls. This was of great interest to the NSA, not least because a large percentage of Russian communications traveled through Sweden. In 2011, the Swedes began sharing their surveillance data with the NSA, which included—as NSA officials described it at the time of the meeting—a “unique collection [of communications data] on high-priority Russian targets such as leadership, internal politics, and energy.”
Good thing we oppose foreign interference in a nation's affairs, or we might be up to all manner of mischief with this intelligence!

How likely is it Swedes are cooperating with the Deep State coup against Trump? The NSA and the FRA are tight:
Noting the Swedish spy agency’s unusual technical abilities and reputation for secrecy, NSA officials also viewed it as an ideal collaborator on its hacking and cyberwarfare project, called Quantum. One of the Quantum programs was an ambitious operation called WINTERLIGHT, which aimed at secretly hacking into high-value foreign computers and computer networks to obtain not only communications data but also any information stored on the hard drives or servers in question. Possible targets might be the administrators of foreign computer networks, government ministries, oil, defense, and other major corporations, as well as suspected terrorist groups or other designated individuals. Similar Quantum operations have targeted OPEC headquarters in Vienna, as well as Belgacom, a Belgian telecom company whose clients include the European Commission and the European Parliament.
Note "other designated individuals" leaves plenty of room for domestic political opposition. WINTERLIGHT hijacks computers, intercepts online data and enables spies to replace web pages and the like with fake ones on target computers.
According to NSA documents, WINTERLIGHT was using a complex attack strategy to secretly implant a malware program on the targeted computer or network. The NSA’s malware would then divert any signals between those computers and the Internet through “rogue” high-speed surveillance servers, called “FoxAcid” servers, allowing the NSA to access in stealth almost any of the user’s personal data—and even to tamper with data traveling from one user to another. The implications for both spying and offensive cyber operations were far-reaching. Wired has described how the attack on the Belgian telecom was able to
[map] out the digital footprints of chosen workers, identifying the IP [internet protocol] addresses of work and personal computers as well as Skype, Gmail and social networking accounts such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Then they set up rogue pages, hosted on FoxAcid servers, to impersonate, for example, an employee’s legitimate LinkedIn profile page.
The Swedes are ambitious and aggressive in their spying. The New York Review of Books article above goes on to note "[s]ignificantly, while WINTERLIGHT was a joint effort between the NSA, the Swedish FRA, and the British GCHQ, the hacking attacks on computers and computer networks seem to have been initiated by the Swedes."

British law and qualms and Sweden's 2008 law freeing up surveillance have allowed Sweden to elbow ahead of the UK and enjoy "bilateral" spying arrangements with the US. The nation's self-styling as the world's "moral superpower" may be debatable, but it's definitely punching above its weight to rank among the surveillance superpowers. How much of this is toadying up to the US and how much of it is driven by its own self-inflicted Muslim terrorist risk? A bit of both I imagine.

The Swedes' work with WINTERLIGHT prompted the NSA to share with it XKeyscore, which it presumably has been doing for the last five years, according to this from 2013:
Firstly, the NSA has granted the Swedish intelligence agency Försvarets Radioanstalt (the National Defense Radio Establishment known as the FRA) access to its XKeyscore program. XKeyscore is the front end that gives NSA agents and contractors the ability to search its huge databases. Using it, Edward Snowden told the Guardian in June, "I, sitting at my desk," he said, could "wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the president, if I had a personal email." 
One particular document found by SVT, headed, "SwedUSA 2013 Strategic Planning Conference" shows that the FRA is seeking an update on a Quantum project known as Winter Light, and that the FRA has access to XKeyscore. 
"If the Swedish FRA now has access to the system, as the Snowden documents Indicate, this suggests that the FRA is all part of the unlimited mass surveillance of millions of people worldwide - including Swedes," reports SVT. Gallagher also suggests, "The English public should be made aware that the FRA has access to the system," alluding to the GCHQ Tempora program that taps the fiber cables between the UK and the US.
Trump's election of course changes the relationship. It would be naive to think there's no cooperation between Swedish and American deep-staters opposed to Trump. At the same time, Trump's political and personal instincts and actions so far indicate he has no problem with aggressive spying, as this week's surveillance bill which pertains directly to such as data derived from Sweden's global hall monitors shows. Neither does his opposition, of course, and the bill is a rare bipartisan win.

It's long been noted Muslim immigration necessitates government surveillance powers and that is a feature not a bug for our hostile elite. It doesn't need to be by design: greater surveillance powers will be turned on indigenous domestic dissent, if that isn't happening already. The surveillance state awaits its Reichstag Fire.

Sweden wants to lead the way. Things will get truly interesting if a genuinely Muslim government comes to power, a la Houellebecq, which I don't think impossible in a place like Sweden someday, thus inheriting the spying apparatus and data.

There's an old saying: "Faster than thin shit through a tall Swede." Thus did things go terribly wrong for the West, historically speaking. Just like that.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sweden

Sweden will do whatever it takes, including sending in the army, to end a wave of gang violence that has seen a string of deadly shootings, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said in Wednesday.
Sweden’s murder rate is relatively low in international terms, but gang violence has surged in recent years and Swedes are worried that the police are unable to cope.
In 2016, the latest year for which official statistics are available, 106 people were murdered in Sweden, a country of 10 million.

But Swedish TV reported there were over 300 shootings, mostly in turf battles between gangs over drugs, protection rackets and prostitution.

Four people were shot dead in the first week of this year. One man died after picking up a hand grenade outside a subway station in a suburb of Stockholm.

Law and order is likely to be a major issue in a parliamentary election scheduled for September with the populist, opposition Sweden Democrats linking public concern about the rising crime rate to a large increase in the numbers of immigrants.

“It would not be my first option to bring in the military, but I am prepared to do whatever is necessary to make sure that serious, organized crime is stamped out,” Lofven told news agency TT.
One depressing possibility is that Sweden, having lost control of more and more urban territory as its black population grows, will turn law enforcement in Muslim areas over to autonomous Muslim police forces.

The prime minister is likely not serious about sending in the army, not just because the liberal Swedish government would find it distasteful but because Swedish politics likely already has an American-derived black advocacy impulse: it would be racist.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sex and Betrayal

The public humiliation of Aziz Ansari marks the "me too" sexual inquisition's escalation into prosecuting romantic and sexual disappointment.

Women are compelled to sexual excess at the same time they are absolved of any responsibility for their safety. Birth control enabled widespread sexual license, which has in turn engendered crises for both masculinity and femininity, leaving women largely degenerate and miserable. Maybe it was inevitable feminism would seek to sever female agency from womens' romantic and sexual frustration.




Ansari has defenders and hasn't lost any work, and his significance might be that the inquisition stops short at least of anonymous revenge porn leveled on a prized diversity-celebrity. I'm actually rooting for intersectionality. For Ansari, the problem of where he goes to get his reputation back remains, and what's been done to him is a travesty. Imagine how bad it would be for him if his reputation wasn't already implicitly needle-dicked Indian weirdo.

Feminism tries, despite itself, to perform the traditional female role of protecting women by regulating sex. That feminism depends on sexual liberation, as feminists insist, is an obvious problem. Clearly sexual liberation harms women, vulnerable women the most. Feminism can't drop its commitment to liberation for various reasons, the most shameful of which is commerce, which is increasingly based on individual license and consumption.

So feminism makes lemonade, after a fashion. All that misery is fed back into the narrate-o-matic and comes out as toxic masculinity, which must be corrected, by ever more feminism.

We're liberated from biological responsibility but not from our biological psychology. We're a historical novelty with all this sex and so little reproduction, people indulging the physical and ritual aspects of thwarted reproduction to the point of boredom.

Sexual liberation has liberated women, no one more so, but liberation doesn't equal happiness. Women were promised something, something absurd and unrealistic, by the sexual revolution, just like men: they would have their cake and eat it too. They would be set loose from sexual morality and no harm would come to them. Keeping in mind a woman's idea of "harm" is broader than a man's. Feminism adopts this to politicize emotional harm. Feminism recognizes but won't admit that women are more vulnerable emotionally. It just keeps reinterpreting that vulnerability as oppression.

What to do with a movement that thrives on the fruit of its failure?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Morning in Moscow

Russia Insider comes at the Jewish Question like an icebreaker:
Obviously, this is a ridiculous way to run a publication whose object is to get to the truth, so I am writing this to explain why, from now on, the pages of Russia Insider will be open to articles which fairly and honestly address the influence of Jewish elites, including pointing out when it is malevolent, which it often is, and try to understand it and explain it, with malice towards none.
What government or faction funds Russia Insider? According to the publication:
Russia Insider is a grassroots phenomenon, and sometimes resembles a political movement as much as it does a publication. We exist solely because of small donations from readers. We get no funding from major donors, not to mention governments, foundations, or other organized groups. It is all private individuals. Our single largest donation over the past year was $5000, and the median gift is $30. We raised about $80,000 last year. This gives us the freedom to pretty much say what we want, something that can be said of very few publications, even in the alternative media space, most of whom are beholden to large donors.
Buzzfeed reported on the site's launch in 2014:
Russia Insider, which went live at the beginning of September but only started attracting notice this past week with a video featuring a Russian grandma cajoling Obama to leave Russia alone, is an "effort by a group of expats here in Moscow," said Charles Bausman, an expatriate who has been living in Russia since the early 1990s. Before founding Russia Insider, Bausman worked in private equity at a firm called AVG Capital Partners, which invests in large agribusiness projects. 
"We felt that there was a demand among the reading public for a view of news about Russia that wasn't so critical of Russia," Bausman said. "Since that coincides with what we believe, we started this website." 
Bausman, whose last experience in journalism was as a junior producer in NBC's Moscow bureau after college, says that the website has no relation to and is not funded by the Russian government. 
"I know that that they might be very interested in doing that but we're not interested in that," Bausman said. The site, he said, is "a very amateur operation supported by a bunch of people doing this in their free time." Bausman is seeking to crowdfund the operation or attract investors.
Russia Insider may or may not be financed by the Russian government after all, but ultimately that doesn't matter. I find it more interesting that Russia Insider, in raising the Jewish question, is either what it says it is, a global grassroots speaking truth to Jewish power, or the Russian government forced to conceal its defense against Jewish power, demonstrating its remarkable extent.

Any argument can be taken on its merits, author-less, and understood separately from its exponent's intention or bias. While the source is always relevant, whether someone works for Putin or the US government impinges not at all on the objective merits of an argument, or reporting for that matter.

We are blessed and cursed to live in interesting times.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Black Baby Bodies and You

Gird your loins. Our annual day of silly rhetoric is upon us. Google Doodle, which is now comically consistent in its "inclusive" policy (you'd think it would occur to someone over there it would serve their own cause to, ya know, lighten up for one minute and recognize an achievement that doesn't serve the diversity narrative) reminded me first thing this morning, with a standard icon of the cause, the hopeful, innocent black girl.


Black children became kitsch icons as a result of the civil rights movement. Objectively the average black appears relatively child-like to the average white (though the more respectable he is the more he can't bear to think it). Blacks' child-like nature--otherwise a justification for racism--blends seamlessly into the romantic narrative of black suffering, already psychologically originating in large part in whites' impression of blacks being the superior savage, unhindered by the neuroticism arising from higher awareness.

Likewise black children are more children than yours; more vulnerable, more innocent, more the "hope of the future". Naturally an earnest liberal whitopia will be full of such iconography. Here in Portland a recent mural went up.



Watching the cliche take form I was struck by the tyranny of this imagery. The future belongs to the worthies, the black and brown children, who look on hopefully. The "Spirit of Atlanta" welcomes the world with a spirit of triumphalism:


The over-representation of "diversity" in advertising and municipal art represents a direct assertion to white Americans that the future is not theirs.

But the past has to be hearkened, even for those who hasten the future, and the glorious past for civil rights is getting fainter in the growing miasma it's engendered. Civil rights is a mythology in progress at the same time it remains a political movement (some would say now the proverbial racket) and now a movement with a new challenge, maybe, on the horizon in the form of the alt right.

I've long thought it works in black advocacy's favor that the King family has the unusual arrangement of holding the rights to his recorded speeches, for which it apparently charges a significant fee, thus limiting our exposure to them.

What impressed the earnest and the angry so much back then (if it indeed did) sounds comically dated now. The musical delivery, the pomposity, the earnestness all sound--to me at least--as if they come from a fundamentally remote time, with a commensurately remote understanding of the present. All of this while the substance of the civil rights narrative in the sixties, examined in hindsight, is revealed as hopelessly naive, its egalitarian assumptions disproven and its promise openly betrayed. That must explain all the hopeless air that fills its rhetoric now, its open flight from objective argument.

So let the Megaphone belt out the shrill kitsch. I can take it if they can.

But as for us, as always, we must think of the children.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Questions for Greg Conte




Luke Ford kindly lets me participate in his interview with Greg Conte. Greg was recently fired from a teaching job when his involvement with Richard Spencer's National Policy Institute was revealed.

Mentioned:
Hitler: The Rise of Evil. A 2003 Canadian miniseries. Self explanatory title.
Max A 2002 John Cusack film with Noah Taylor as Adolph Hitler, a slightly alternate history casting Hitler as a frustrated artist.

From Luke's blog:

Atlanta Antifa: “Alt-Right Operational Document Shows Planning for Richard Spencer’s Gainesville Visit, Involvement of Would-be Murderers”
ALT-RIGHT: MARYLAND TEACHER GREGORY CONTE FIRED AFTER DOUBLE LIFE AS WHITE NATIONALIST EXPOSED
A Catholic school substitute teacher in Maryland was fired after his ties to a prominent white nationalist think tank were exposed.
Gregory Conte, a substitute teacher and field hockey coach at the all-girl Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, lost his job when school authorities discovered that he was director of operations at the National Policy Institute, led by white nationalist provocateur Richard Spencer.
Fox5DC reports that Conte had worked at the school since 2014. The school told Newsweek that it had fired him in October when it learnt of his alt-right connections, and not made the issue public “until Mr. Conte made it an issue for himself.”
Conte used the alias Gregory Ritter while working with the NPI and on Twitter, where his profile links to Spencer’s AltRight.Com website. In an August podcast on the site, he discusses attending the notorious Unite the Right white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, alongside Spencer.
In a January 3 tweet, Conte wrote “Hitler did not commit any crime!”
His association with the NPI was first reported on December 8 by news website Splinter, which claimed he had also overseen the fair hiring practices at a technical recruiting firm in Maryland and formed a company in Wyoming called Tyr 1 Security.
In a letter to parents cited by WJLA, school CEO and president Kathleen Ryan Prebble explained the decision to fire Conte.
“Prior to his firing, he was successfully using an alternate identity in his work with this atrocious group,” she wrote.
“As for his potential impact on our girls, I conducted an investigation at the time of his firing and determined there was no reason to think that he negatively influenced any of our girls with his philosophy,” she continued, stressing “our primary goal is to surround them with adult role models who embody our mission, values, and beliefs.”
In an interview with the network, Conte smoked a cigar and stood by his beliefs.
“Diversity leads to social problems, it leads to conflict, it leads to war,” said Conte, who criticized the school’s parents for not sticking up for him.
“You should’ve stood up for me,” said Conte. “I’ve expressed a slightly out of normal position political opinion. You’re going to throw me by the wayside.”
One student told Fox she was shocked by Conte’s “double life.”
“I’m upset I didn’t know he had this double life but it’s also shocking because I wouldn’t think that in this century that there’s people still like that out there,” the unidentified student said.
A friend says:
I’m attempting to channel the voices of reproach that confronted me as a white person in 2001 when I got to grad school — but I’ve changed white to Jewish:
You’re being awfully Judeo-centric—I mean, week after week, always Torah Torah Torah. Consider other voices.
After all, Jews are doing quite well—there are others who need more immediate justice.
Plus, Judaism is culturally backwards—patriarchal and based on bizarre ancient superstitious pronouncements. Genital mutilation. Consider science!
I mean, we’ve all read *your book*—have you read our stuff? You need to really understand gentile epistemologies. You can’t just pay lip service here… you have to really *listen* to the other.
So called “Jewish values” really just reinforce Jewish power, and the rest of us are tired of it. Living in Jewish neighborhoods—segregation. Jewish day schools.
Even your list of concerns taken together—it’s so narrow in scope, so Judeo-centric. The world is big, Luke! There’s more to it than Jews-this and Jews-that.
Youtube chat below the fold:

Luke Ford's Alt Right Torah Talk Live




Greg Conte didn't make it.. Today's Torah portion would have been Parashas Bo (Exodus 10:1 to 13:16), but we didn't get around to it.
Luke's Youtube channel.
First question: Why do we have to take those from the now proverbial shit hole countries?
9:44 Correction: I mis-identified the Episcopalians in Portland as hanging a Black Lives Matter banner. It is the (who else?) Unitarians downtown.
10:30 Casey's religious journey down south and the Protestant poz.

14:18 Casey challenges Luke's Jewish supremacy, invites him to a tradition of radical inclusion and love.
Chat transcript below the fold (Luke is not the guy who hit Dennis up for money).


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Torah Tomorrow

Tomorrow on Luke Ford's Torah Talk we'll be joined by Greg Conte, who was recently fired from a teaching job after being out as "director of operations" for Richard Spencer's National Policy Institute.

Greg has not taken things lying down:


















Here he's interviewed by the normie news about the affair.

Greg hosts NPI's ALTRIGHT.com podcast with Richard Spencer and Evan McLaren. Here's their latest:

Thursday, January 11, 2018

But we won't take the Norwegians

Via Steve Sailer's comments I found this gem:

If you vote the right way on Israel no level of chaos can make you a "shit hole country", sir!
What's really funny about this is Bill implies the Haitian government's cynical support is indicative of a greater national and individual character (which is of course measured in support for Israel).

Meanwhile, transplanting enough Jamaicans (who don't really sit around thinking about Israel to be honest) into Bill's (and Bill's relatives') environment is a sure-fire way to turn it into--I believe the term is "shit hole", whereas Norwegians (who are more likely to have some awareness and support for their government's opposition to Israel) would make fine, if dull, neighbors.
The Consequence of Sound, Regina Spektor

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Freestyle

The Cord

A life I've spent before screens of fury
Among pillars of sound and planes of light
Shrinking below a lowering overcast sky
Where their vaporous residue collects
To blot out a forgotten sun fading
Like a clot of coagulating blood
In this morass of chaos and color
He waits there, beyond our world of artifice
He mocks our shallow fascination
And our fearful, endless diversions
He waits, eternal, and reflects that
In fleeing death we abandon life

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Late Night Alt Right with Luke



"Eight questions for the alt right" and other stupid questions. Chat below fold.


Branded

Justin Timberlake is rebranding as a white man, according to somebody in something called The Outline:
A powerline stretches across a backdrop of golden fields. A stem of grain cuts through the sun shining in an empty forest. Justin Timberlake is cold and alone in the woods, staring at something we can’t see. Now he is kneeling in a snowy field, lost in thought and then a second later arms stretched up toward the heavens. Now he is walking fully-clothed through a quiet stream. He is gazing out at some snowy mountains. Next he is on a cliff gazing out over an autumnal wilderness scene. Something is weighing on Justin Timberlake’s mind, but what could it be?

We don’t know yet, but what we do know is Justin Timberlake is now very deep. The trailer for Timberlake’s new album Man of the Woods presents the former NSYNC heartthrob looking pensive in various natural settings, hitting every note of the “white man finding himself in the empty West” trope that has long been part of America’s romantic fictional past (and Levi’s commercials). In case the shots of Timberlake running through empty fields that cut to a shot of a band of horses running through snowy mountains aren’t enough, his wife Jessica Biel and his producer Pharrell are there to hammer the point home in a voiceover. “It feels like mountains, trees, campfires, like Wild West, but now,” says Biel. “It just feels so earthy,” says Pharrell shortly before a black and white shot of him in a studio pronouncing something, presumably a song from the album, as “a smash.
Here's the video

 

Well it's certainly chock full of implicit white concepts, which the Outline lists in order of offense. Objectively, the imagery of the stage show and the outdoors co-exist clumsily. Nothing evokes a wheat field less than a lit stage, and vice versa.

Timberlake is from Tennessee, and has always been appropriating an urban aesthetic. White stars have resorted to country and whiter genres later in their career in the past, after having appropriated an urban aesthetic in a fashion to which conventional culture is increasingly hostile. Timberlake might be one of the last of a type: the white performer of black popular music. Timberlake's career pivot can also be seen as bailing out of an increasingly untenable persona, politically and socially.

Appropriation will eventually be stamped out. But branding as a white person isn't really allowed either. As the Outline article ends, Timberlake will "...only have to live with himself for pandering to a whiter America."
Pandering to a more chromatic America will be greatly restricted for whites--who will, in all likelihood, become less interesting to diverse American audiences, though I expect white characters will retain a certain interest despite it all because, when it's all said and done, whites are frankly more interesting than the vibrant.

I think of us as being in the appropriation phase of civil rights, where the seizure of material and cultural wealth is systematized (and blurred--barring white men from Star Wars or whatever is both). There are aspects to it. There's the campaign for "inclusion" such as forcing diversity on such as Star Wars. There's also a regulatory function developing. From Slate via Steve Sailer:
How “sensitivity readers” are changing the publishing ecosystem—and raising new questions about what makes a great book.
By Katy Waldman
… When she began to craft her second novel, The Upside of Unrequited, about twin sisters navigating the shoals of high school romance, she was determined not to make the same mistake. And so before her manuscript went to print, she reached out to a group of “sensitivity readers.” These advising angels—part fact-checkers, part cultural ambassadors—are new additions to the book publishing ecosystem. Either hired by individual authors or by publishing houses, sensitivity readers are members of a minority group tasked specifically with examining manuscripts for hurtful, inaccurate, or inappropriate depictions of that group.
The monetization of such regulatory functions is a promising growth industry within the civil rights racket. As Sailer says of his "voluntary auxiliary thought police"--who've been at it a while--they increasingly want to "go pro". The lack of real and meaningful work out there and the likely chaotic nature of the average volunteer thought cop must only magnify their desire.
Interesting times ahead.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Luke Ford Interview with Evan McLaren of the National Policy Institute

Today we're talking with Evan McLaren of the National Policy Institute.

 

From Luke's blog:
[Luke's] questions for Evan:
* How did you get red-pilled?
* Did you join the Bar?
* How did getting red-pilled affect your relationships with friends and family? Your dating life?
* Tell me about the guys on Alt Right Politics podcast.
* Do Jews have a role to play in the Alt Right?
* What have you learned from your dealing with the media and watching Richard deal with them?
* Have you managed to stay out of feuds?
* What’s your racial background?
* What’s your religious background?
Suggestions:
* Question to Evan McLaren. Has he ever met a high IQ or well read nazi/neonazi?
* Do Jewish Ultra Zionists and people like Luke Ford belong in the AltRight?
* Homos and the Alt Right?
Friend:
How urgent is the demographic & political crisis in America? How long do you think ya’ll have before you miss the window and doom is inevitable?
One of the tropes or platitudes of the alt-right critique of things is that Jews push for multiculturalism while maintaining an ethnic nation-state. But, Israel is quite young, historically – and Jews seemed to advocate for multiculturalism even before Israel was theirs… are they onto something? Maybe whites could simply band together within various multicultural nation-states, the way Jews have, and survive the ravages of time that way? –making the ethno-state unnecessary.
What do you think of the Civil Rights Legislation that forces businesses to cater to people in a non-discriminatory way? Is that a violation of the right to voluntary association? Are all-white private clubs like Augusta National Golf Course (until 1990) illegal?
Why/how do you think public education became so implicitly globalist & explicitly multiculturalist?
Richard Spencer seems to try to avoid or dodge questions about what the standards of the white ethnostate might be… he’s not particularly religious, and neither are most of the alt-right figureheads. But what will white morality be based on, if not “Judeo-Christian” traditionalism? For instance, whites have led the whole world in liberalizing sexual morality, yet many in the alt-right fantasize about reversing same-sex marriage and similar progressive sex stuff… but why would you think whites will ever do that? Muslims, yes—but whites?
Sargon embarrassed himself, and I can’t stand Jordan Peterson’s talk about “the individual,” but at bottom, there is some deep – even “identitarian” – part of me that wants to reserve the right to dissent. Spencer, bravely perhaps, has favored more communitarian forms of governing… and as a weirdo contrarian, I need to know that I’ll be allowed to dispute damn near everything once I’m stuck in the ethno-state.
* This week’s Torah portion is Va’era and it tells the story of the first seven plagues against Egypt. Chat transcript below the fold.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Torah, Torah, Torah

Evan McLaren, head of Richard Spencer's National Policy Institute, joins us tomorrow on Luke Ford's Torah Talk. View it on Luke's channel to join the live chat. 9 AM Pacific. Noon Eastern, to spare you the trouble of adding three.

Evan on Twitter: @EvanMclaren
From Luke's blog here's an article on Evan from The Intercept:
Spencer was editing TakiMag when McLaren began blogging there, but left in 2009 to start AltRight.com, a site best known for the name that would attempt to rebrand the far right.
Spencer and McLaren never lost contact, McLaren said: “I would coordinate activity with him or meet up with him. I was definitely still affiliated with the movement, at least privately.” 
As he nurtured these relationships, McLaren turned to white nationalist ideologues based in Europe for their thoughts. According to his Goodreads account, McLaren read books by Pierre Krebs, founder of the Thule-Seminar, a far-right German party whose name references the Thule Society, an organization that aided the rise of the Nazi Party, and another volume called “North American New Right,” a journal compiled by North Americans currently living in Budapest who sought to rebuke multiculturalism and push racial purity.
Then, McLaren’s online trail went cold. With his white nationalist views largely in place, McLaren pursued a different path: civil servant. The Cumberland County district attorney has recently engaged in allegedly discriminatory practices. 
Activists have hinted darkly about the white nationalist "connection" established by Evan's internship.
 According to his LinkedIn profile, McLaren’s employment history shows a yearlong job as a law clerk at the Republican District Attorney David Freed’s office in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, which ended in April. The links between McLaren and the DA’s office were first reported by Injustice Today, a publication of the Fair Punishment Project.
Freed said McLaren held no power at the office. “McLaren assisted with legal research and summary (minor) offenses in traffic court,” Freed told The Intercept. “McLaren had no discretionary role in this office, he simply performed tasks as assigned.”
McLaren responded that he didn’t think Freed knew him. “He’s a good DA, and he strikes me as a nice guy,” McLaren said.
Freed added that the district attorney’s office will improve its vetting procedures for hiring interns. “Prior to this experience, we have not looked too closely at social media backgrounds of interns (as opposed to paid clerks), as long as they are in good standing with their law school,” he said. “That has changed.”
The Cumberland County district attorney, however, has recently engaged in allegedly discriminatory practices. An American Civil Liberties Union-Pennsylvania report from 2015 found that the office “ranks as one of the most aggressive forfeiters in the state,” taking in more than $400,000 in two years from civil asset forfeiture, a process whereby law enforcement seizes property from individuals alleged — not charged or convicted — to have committed crimes. The ACLU-Pennsylvania report also found that African-Americans are 18 times more likely to be the target of forfeiture than other races.
Here's ProPublica's bombshell expose revealing Unite the Right organizers anticipated and prepared for violence:
 Nearly a month before a car driven by an alleged neo-Nazi plowed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, white supremacists planning the “Unite the Right” rally joked about using vehicles to run over their opponents.
...Evan McLaren, executive director of Richard Spencer’s white supremacist National Policy Institute, argued in an interview that what he characterized as “irreverent banter” was “not relevant to what happened” and did not spur the violence in Charlottesville.
There was some noise by Av Gutman via Huffpo opposing Evan's right to practice law in Pennsylvania:
In late July, 1,301 law school graduates took the Pennsylvania Bar Examination to get a license to practice law in the State of Pennsylvania. Of those, almost 1,000 passed and are one step closer to call themselves esquires. Each one of these lawyers has a different dream. Some took the bar exam to join the corporate world, while others to become public defenders or prosecutors. 
One man, Evan McLaren, took the bar exam to become the “legal warrior” of the White Nationalist movement, and the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners should reject his admission. According to Board’s Admission Rules, admission to the bar is dependent on an “absence of prior conduct by the applicant which in the opinion of the Board indicates character and general qualifications (other than scholastic) incompatible with the standards expected to be observed by members of the bar of this Commonwealth.” 
State bars usually reject applicants due to a criminal record, untreated mental illness and substance abuse, lack of candor, or financial irresponsibility. Almost 40 states have reciprocity with Pennsylvania, which allows other states to admit lawyers from Pennsylvania after a period of time.

The Pennsylvania Bar recently rejected Parthiv Patel, seemingly for his status as an undocumented immigrant and grantee of former Pres. Obama’s DACA program. (The ACLU of Pennsylvania is helping Patel with his case, which is currently pending.)
If the Pennsylvania Bar accepts McLaren, it sends the message that a man like Mr. Patel is somehow “worse” than him because of immigration status alone. 
McLaren, who graduated this year from Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law, describes himself as being “dedicated to the preservation of white heritage and identity.” He insists that Jews do not fit the definition of “white,” claims that rap music is the “cesspool where black music has been festering for about twenty-five years now,” and recently retweeted a tweet implying that transgender people are “dogs.” When McLaren found out he passed the bar exam, he stated that “I passed the Pennsylvania bar exam. Hail victory!” ― using the English translation of the famous Nazi rallying chant, “Sieg heil!” A Twitter user congratulated him and added “we need more legal warriors,” to which McLaren responded, “yes we do.”

If that was not enough to cause alarm, McLaren spends his days as Richard Spencer’s right-hand-man. He is the executive director of Spencer’s white nationalist “think-tank.” This is the same Richard Spencer who led 200 people in chanting “hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory” while performing a Nazi salute, was described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “kind of professional racist in khakis,” and co-organized a white supremacists’ torch march on Charlottesville. Heather Hayer was killed in that march after a white supremacist hit her with his car, but McLaren expressed denial, insisting that Heyer was not even in the collision.
Fulcrum of the moral universe, thy name is Heather Heyer.

Apparently Richard Spencer recently embarrassed Sargon of Akkad, a popular podcaster, in debate, a blow for something called the "skeptic" community:

 

 Akkad's performance suggests if Shakespeare had only known, he would have written "first, we kill all the libertarians."

Ugly as Portland

The newer the uglier in Portland, generally speaking.

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Brutalist style engulfing seventies aesthetic. Serious contender for ugliest.

But the winter light today was forgiving:

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Plus ca Change

The present state of American politics, in which a powerful elite cultivates the resentments of the lower moral classes--gays, trannies, minorities, anyone with a grudge against normality--to wage war on the hated middle class, what Steve Sailer calls the "high/low against the middle", is a dangerous perversion of a practice nearly as old as the emergence of the bourgeois as an alternative.

The elite takes allies wherever it finds them. American democracy has so perverted things that it now finds them among the disaffected and alienated. This is altogether new.
Middle class power is democracy channeled through material and communal interest. Our current individualistic populism,"people power" in the old sixties phrase, is democracy channeled through individual ambitions, desires and resentments.
But the durability of the triad--like so many things, a trinity--of two classes combining against one is striking.

From Manners, Customs and Dress of the Middle Ages by Paul Lacroix:
In no case could a community [civic bodies of middle class citizens] such as this exist without the sanction of the King, who placed it under the safeguard of the Crown. At first the kings, blinded by a covetous policy, only seemed to see in the issue of these charters an excellent pretext for extorting money. If they consented to recognize them, and even to help them against their lords, it was on account of the enormous sacrifices made by the towns. Later on, however, they affected, on the contrary, the greatest generosity towards the vassals who wished to incorporate themselves, when they had understood that these institutions might become powerful auxiliaries against the great titular feudalists; but from the reign of Louis XI., when the power of the nobles was much diminished, the kings turned against their former allies, the middle classes, and deprived them successively of all the prerogatives which could prejudice the rights of the Crown.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Solitude

Mainte fleur épanche à regret
Son parfum doux comme un secret 
Dans les solitudes profondes.
--Le Guignon, Charles Baudelaire

These flowers exhale one long lament
Their unique essence a secret spent
On profound solitude's witness
--Ill Fortune, (my translation)

Modern life means you can reject the world and still live in it. You can check out of society easier than ever and, say, live alone without starving. You might even thrive, after a fashion. It's a viable option, and I wouldn't be surprised if marketers have a name for it.

You can arrive at the solitary life by degrees, out of absent-mindedness. The momentous choice is obscured by the fact it comes on centipede legs, in the form of countless aggregated trivial choices, little minor retreats. They get easier and easier.

Isolation itself is now loud and lurid. Endless petty distractions and pleasures lure and then keep the isolate in his little den waiting for death, the denial of which drove him there in the first place. He's cornered. There is no point facing up to it at this point. Insulated in the glow of electronic light he creates a simulacrum of a life, one more to his taste, if bitterly false.

Lost in the dread is the moral decision made in checking out. The isolate is a miser who hoards and wastes his essence, because he doesn't like the price it will fetch. In our atomized, individualistic society there is no pressure on him to join in; his choice is as valid as any other. But is it? Or rather should it be?

Nature is indifferent; society shouldn't be. But for our unprecedented personal liberty we pay the price of an indifferent society.

It's exacted via the absurdity of the unshared experience. The isolate has no witness to his life but himself. There's a gnawing suspicion it matters--but it shouldn't (maybe he thinks), because, if God doesn't exist for one He doesn't exist for two. His retreat from society is a retreat from death. Other mortal beings remind him of his own mortality and physicality--with its attendant illnesses and degradations.

In choosing to face mortality alone he must come upon beauty alone. This is his curse. He piles up the moments whereupon he's moved, and he's alone. Now he sees the price. Beauty is gelded by melancholy.
He has a companion after all, regret. Don't let it happen to you. If you have to, run out into the street and collar somebody.
"Listen to me, you bastard!"

Spend yourself fruitfully.

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