Category: Carto

Counter-Selection by the System

In bed with the System as well as with the Press.

Let us assume for the sake of argument that a particular incident took place.  Thus, let us consider the following scenario, including several premises:

1. A prominent “movement leader” is a complete incompetent, wrecking the group of which he is head.  However, he is acceptable to the rank-and-file for all the usual reasons.

2. This leader does something unpleasant that would make the rank-and-file lose respect and confidence in him and endanger his status as leader.

3. This “something” is known by the authorities and is eventually adjudicated – in criminal or civil court, it doesn’t matter – locally, so the “movement” in general does not know about it.

4. This is the crucially important point – the watchdog groups – with all their spies, infiltrators, resources, and connections to the authorities, undoubtedly know about the “something.”  How could they not?

5. And most important of all – knowing about the “something,” the watchdog groups inexplicably stay silent about it, protecting the “leader” and his reputation among “movement activists.”

If we accept all of these premises, then the question arises WHY did the watchdog groups protect the “leader” about the incident in question?  Two possibilities. The less likely is that the “leader” is actually working for the watchdog groups, and just like the FBI will protect a mob informant or an undercover agent from the local authorities, the watchdog groups wanted to protect their “man in place” in the “movement.” But, as I said, that is unlikely.  By far the more likely explanation revolves around premise 1 – the person in question was an absolute incompetent and was driving the “movement” into the ground. Why do anything that would threaten that inept “leadership?”  Why take the chance (admittedly unlikely in Der Movement, but still) of someone more competent replacing this individual?  Better to leave him in place to wreck racial activism, and serve as an effective bogeyman for watchdog group fundraising, than to expose what is described in premise 2.  So the “watchdogs” kept silent, and enjoyed the resultant chaos.

Moving on from that (Hypothetical? Real?) scenario of the WN 1.0 past, let us now consider the situation in the WN 2.0 “movement” over the past few years.  The System, the Mass Media, focus on, and elevate in status, the most incompetent (relatively speaking) of “movement leaders.”  

Let me put aside my ideological and personal disagreements with these people and just rank them in relative terms.  I see the most competent and persuasive person being Taylor. But note that Spencer gets exponentially more attention than does Taylor. Johnson is perhaps equal to Spencer in competence but less so than Taylor, and Johnson gets more attention that Taylor but significantly less than Spencer.  MacDonald is maybe one million times more effective and competent than Heimbach – but who has received more attention from the media?  David Duke always got more attention than William Pierce, and the latter was a more effective and disciplined organizer and ideologue.  Rockwell got more attention than Carto. You can talk about “personality” and a “flashy and aggressive style” as explanations, but that only goes so far.

Lest I get accused of “low information moralizing” – yes, I know that, for example, in the past Taylor was a guest on a variety of TV talk shows.  I would like to point out three things about that. First, it was years ago, long before Trump, long before the System become overly paranoid about White restlessness and resistance. Giving Taylor that attention was a mistake on their part; will they do the same today?  Two, they made that mistake because they didn’t understand how sane and articulate Taylor would appear on TV. They may have assumed that they could bait him into frothing at the mouth and giving spastic Dr. Strangelove salutes.  Third, the attention given to Taylor then is a miniscule fraction of that given to the Alt Right heroes of today, what with the larger presence of the Internet and with social media.  And, yes, Pierce was on 60 Minutes – an attempt to tie him and The Turner Diaries to the Oklahoma City bombing, an interview that took place two decades before the Trump candidacy, an interview that pales in comparison to today’s coverage of the Alt Right. So, my basic argument still holds.

One can productively speculate that the System intentionally focuses media attention on the more inept and/or bizarre elements of “movement leadership,” while starving the more effective elements of attention.  That applies to ideas as well as people.  The more stupid the idea – endorsing Tulsi Coconut or Andy Eggroll for example – the more attention it will receive from the Press.  That’s not by accident.

I’ve talked to people who grew up under communism in Eastern Europe.  After the changes, and the secret police files were opened, it was found that many dissident groups were “controlled opposition.”  Infiltrators were in many cases running the show.  In some cases, infiltrators actually founded the show – the secret police themselves organized a fake opposition to the regime so as to identify, manipulate, and compromise the authentic opposition, and to create a useless safety valve for discontent,

Whether or not that is occurring in the West today as regards the Far Right, at minimum we have a situation in which the System is taking what we can assume is an authentic dissident opposition and intentionally boosting the public profile and leadership credentials of the more incompetent, so as to fill the leadership niche space with the inept, and thus preventing the emergence of a competently effective dissident leadership.

The System is utilizing negative selection – counter-selection – to ensure that the “movement” is led by failures.  The “movement’s” affirmative action policy fits very well here.  After all, the System is well aware of “movement” fetishism – remember Hermansson gloating that HopeNotHate intentionally picked a Swede as an infiltrator so as to appeal to Nordicist instincts. In Siege, Mason talks about how the infiltrator sent to attempt to compromise him was of a racial type meant to appeal to WN archetypes.  Similarly, the System will carefully boost the credentials of the “right” types, what is required is a combination of racial bonafides as well as gross incompetence. Thus, while Taylor has the racial bonafides, he is too competent to be a focus of too much media attention.  Instead, the attention has to be focused more on Beavis-and Butthead sniggering, freaks, perverts, proven failures, etc.

So, yes, “The Press” – in conjunction with “movement” fetishism – will choose your leaders.  

Enjoy the ensuing never-ending failure.  After all, “The Press” couldn’t accomplish this without your very willing acquiescence.  You have met the enemy and he is you. Enjoy.


Der Movement’s Spenglerian Cycle

Welcome to the Interregnum.

WWII was a dividing line in American Far Right activism – all that went before (KKK, America First, Silver Shirts, etc.) was swept away in their old forms and all had to begin again.

Can we outline a Spenglerian cycle of the post-WWII Far Right activism?  The following is a crude outline.  Of course, there will be overlap; persons and groups do not fit neatly in only one era, but instead we will consider the period when the person or group and their ideas was dominant, or at least representative of the broader “civilizational” scope of that era of “movement” history.  And, of course, there will be overlap between American and European activism, as Yockey straddles both. And here I refer to racialist groups, not merely anti-communist hyper-nationalist groups like The John Birch Society or the Minutemen (the latter of which were interesting in their own right).

Spring: Francis Parker Yockey and Imperium.  The European Liberation Front. Post-war Mosely – Europe a Nation. From the end of WWII to Yockey’s death. New creative forms of racial-civilizational nationalism. An abortive attempt for Type II domination of activism.

Summer: Rockwell and the American Nazi Party.  The National Renaissance Party reaches its peak. The National Youth Alliance.  The rise of Carto. Evola – Ride the Tiger. From Yockey’s death to the full ascendance of William Pierce and the formation of the National Alliance from the ashes of The National Youth Alliance. The Type Is take charge permanently.

Fall: Pierce and the National Alliance. The original American Dissident Voices broadcast with Strom and Pierce. The rise of David Duke. Taylor begins American Renaissance. MacDonald’s trilogy. On Genetic Interests. The abortive attempt to renew a Type II Spring and Summer with Legion Europa.  From the early 1970s to the early 2000s. The death of Pierce – harbinger of the end. Type I domination with some Type II rebellion.  

Winter: Spencer, Johnson, the rise of “game” and the “Alt Right.”  Beavis-and-Butthead White Nationalism. Demented sicknesses like Silk Road White Nationalism. VDARE.  Derbyshire and Sailer.  The HBD menace.  Fossilized “movement” dogma. Arthur Kemp. A lack of any memetic originality coupled with contending self-interested leaders squabbling over scraps. Trumpism. The Interregnum we are now in. The Dark Ages for the “movement.” Type IIs to the monasteries to preserve civilization from the sniggering barbarian retardates.

Danger From the Alt-Right

Co-option and loss of ideological diversity.

There has been concern in the Alt-Right about being co-opted by more mainstream, conservative, lukewarm, non-racialist elements.  I myself have been expressing concern that the WN Alt-Right faction can become co-opted by the anti-WN pro-Jewish and pro-Asian HBD Alt-Wrong faction.

But I see an even larger, more fundamental concern: that White racial nationalism in general will become subsumed (co-opted?) by the Alt-Right, that the diversity (if I may use that word) of racial nationalist thought will become homogenized by Pepe the Frog, Trump as God Emperor, “game,” HBD race realism, juvenile snark, undercuts, and all the other memes characteristic of the broad Alt-Right.  The wider range of WN thought and ideology will become buried under the pop-culture Alt-Right, and those who do not “join the fun” will find themselves marginalized.

I for one am not of the Alt-Right, and although I cannot speak for anyone else, I do not see, for example, someone like Strom fitting in, nor Duke. If Pierce and Carto were still alive, I doubt they’d consider themselves part of the Alt-Right as well.

Some may say: so what?  After all, it is natural selection and competition at work; if the Alt-Right is more successful, if it takes up the “far-Right” niche space, then that is quite proper. Stop complaining!

The problem is that – besides the obvious concern of “not putting all your eggs in one basket” – being successful is not enough.  One needs to be successful and also right.  And it is not clear that the Alt-Right approach – regardless of the attention (briefly) showered upon them by Hillary’s malevolence, Trump’s “coattails,” and the enthusiasm the millennial social media crowd seem to have with Pepe and flip snark – is the right approach. It is not clear whether Alt-Right attitudes, ideologies, strategies, and tactics are, in the long term, correct.

Being popular does not make one right – doesn’t the position of WN in today’s degenerate culture illustrate that well enough?  If the popularity of racial liberalism in the broader society does not make such liberalism right, then the popularity – based as it is more on superficial style than on deep ideology – of the Alt-Right in Der Movement does not make the Alt-Right approach right either.

Then we have the problem of what I would call “double co-option.”  That is: if Der Movement is co-opted and subsumed by the Alt-Right, and if the Alt-Right itself is co-opted by the HBD Alt-Wrong, then White Nationalism becomes effectively replaced by a cult worshiping Jewish and Asian IQ. This need not be immediately overt and obvious, a shallow facade of cardboard racialism could be put up as a front, with the ironclad edifice of Jewish/Asian supremacy setting the agenda just behind that facade and manipulating all the “latrine flies” against their own racial interests.  That is not far-fetched if you consider that the described scenario represents what is already going on in certain precincts of the “movement.”

All of this bears close watching, close monitoring.  I would advise a double strategy: on the narrower, intra-Alt Right level, the WN Alt-Right needs to fully and definitively separate from the HBD Alt-Wrong.  On the broader “movement”-scale level, there needs to be a critical mass of quality activists who remain separate from the Alt-Right (although there may of course be cooperation between these activists and the hardcore WN Alt-Right action).

If that doesn’t happen, I fear that all the eggs in that basket of deplorables will end up being clones of Humpty Dumpty.  And we’re all headed for a great fall.