I don’t “have a dog in this fight.” I really don’t know anything about Friberg, but I used to have a productive interaction with Johnson and Counter-Currents and I’ve repeatedly stated I think Spencer has great potential as a White nationalist leader. No doubt both are displeased with my criticisms of the “movement,” particularly the Alt Right, but I say (or write) what’s on my mind.
Putting all that aside, this latest “movement” feud is pathetic and all-too-typical. It’s the usual “he said, she said” type of back-and-forth sniping, contradictory statements, gossip, and feuding based on personality and squabbling over limited resources rather than principled disagreements over ideology. It’d embarrassing, it makes the Left laugh at us, it’s airing “dirty laundry” for all to see, and it exemplifies all the reasons I have zero confidence in the way things are run in the “movement.”
Who is right? Who is wrong? Who knows? Who cares? The “movement” madness train rolls on, without end. All these guys make comments about my “insanity” and “bitterness” or whatever – that’s on my part mostly tongue-in-cheek ridicule of Nutzi stupidity. On the other hand, this long-running Johnson-Spencer feud is not tongue-in-cheek, it’s all too real.
It reminds me of the types of infighting in business – “office politics” – or in academia – “departmental politics.” When resources are limited, this nonsense starts.
What are the resources in play here? One is leadership and status. Well, it would be better to at least struggle for leadership based on some concrete ideological differences, rather than personality and ambition. Yes, yes – there’s that Big Europe vs. Ethnonationalism bit, but I wonder (as do some commentators) how much of that is a cause of the clash and how much of it is actually an effect. Leadership? Leadership of what exactly? And, guys, if you really want to exhibit real leadership, you’d settle your differences and present a more united front against the anti-White forces.
Then there’s money. Well, how about focusing your ire at the Alt Wrong instead of at each other? From what I’ve read, the “happy penguins” of VDARE and, also, Amren take the lion’s share of “movement” funding. And each of you have legitimate beefs with the Alt Wrong (besides just ideological differences). Spencer should remember that it wasn’t just Greg who critiqued him over “Hailgate” – Brimelow and Taylor couldn’t “throw him under the bus” fast enough. And let’s not forget Brimelow musing out loud at VDARE about his cheering up a Jewish correspondent with the idea that Spencer is likely to “get shot.” Johnson should remember his comments about how disgusting it is that Derbyshire is getting support from “movement” sources – that’s the Alt Wrong that’s propping up Derbyshire, at the expense (literally) of actual pro-White activists.
Problem is that the Man on White Horse Syndrome affects the “movement” internally as well as externally, so we have “rock stars” and “dignified elders” that we are supposed to not criticize. Well, that’s another “movement” dogma I reject.
Anyway, this whole thing is pathetic.
Get over yourselves, guys. Please.
And for another self-satisfied navel-gazer, enter Jack Donovan.
“Wolves Nationalist,” Right. Is that gray wolf, red wolf, or werewolf? And then we see the usual fossilized “movement” dogma/ethnic fetishism in the comments section.
And then you wonder why I can’t take any of these fellows seriously?