Readers may be aware of the latest repulsive and pathetic “movement” dustup, more of the Alt Right feud between the Spencer/Friberg faction and the Johnson/Counter-Currents faction. I am not going to link to any of the online material, nor am I going to discuss the fine details of the relevant audio, particularly those details about third parties. I will discuss the broad facts of the case and its implications.
From listening to the audio and reading tweets and articles, my understanding of the outline of this fiasco is as follows. If I am in error, I apologize in advance, and urge the principles to set the record straight. However, the outline here seems reasonable based on what is online, in writing.
1. Greg Johnson and Pilleater had a lengthy private conversation full of intimate “movement” gossip, with all sorts of shocking and unpleasant revelations, and private information about Alt Right third parties.
2. Pilleater secretly recorded the conversation and put it online, where it was heard by varied Nutzis, thus publicly airing the “movement” dirty laundry for all to hear, including the Left, the watchdog groups, the “normies,” and the System.
3. Friberg becomes aware of it, and tweets about it, linking to the audio, making sure it is given as wide distribution as possible. This is presumably done as an attack against Johnson.
4. Pilleater removes the original version of the audio. I do not know why this was done, but I note that, depending on the state jurisdictions involved, secretly recording the private conversation (if that is what indeed happened – if Johnson was unaware) was illegal.
I have had my differences with Greg Johnson, but if this was recorded and released without his consent, then he is clearly the victim here. If that is the case, he should press charges. Certainly, there is no evidence of consent in the audio itself and so it is most likely that the recording was done without consent.
Further, given the accusations made by Pilleater about certain Alt Right personages, then:
A) If true, it reveals knowledge of, and being present at, illegal activities (e.g., drug possession and use).
B) If false, it is slander.
It has to be either true or false, there is no third alternative.
5. Friberg links to copies of the original audio, so people can still listen to all the dirty laundry. McLaren then tweets about it as well, retweeted by Spencer.
Putting aside the actual details of the content, the fact that the recording was made, then made public, and then broadly disseminated, is disgusting, atrocious, a betrayal of trust, a violation of privacy, and profoundly unfair to the third parties, including some leading Alt Right personages, discussed in this ostensibly private conversation. What were these people thinking? What is wrong with them? Even if they dislike Johnson and wanted to “get Johnson,” what about the collateral damage done to the people discussed in the conversation?
And this is an important point. If this was meant to primarily hurt Greg Johnson, then it has backfired. Yes, Greg does not look good from this, but there is nothing there that we really didn’t already know (except one thing concerning his association with someone else that is not damaging to Johnson himself). The people who really look bad from this are Pilleater and Friberg for exposing all this “movement” gossip for all the world to hear and ridicule, and the third parties (both major and minor) who were discussed and who also look very, very bad. They are the ones who have been really damaged by this, not Johnson. They have the right to be angry about it. Two prominent Far Right figures should be particularly upset – one who was criticized directly, and the other whose bad judgment was exposed (bad judgment being a typical “movement leader” characteristic).
I’ll say one thing though – not about the accusations and feud itself, but about a perfect example of the horrifically bad judgment I often write about. Why was Johnson ever associating with this “Pilleater” to begin with? “Asian-Aryanism?” It was obvious that any serious WN site should have had nothing to do with “Pilleater” (or “Buttercup Dew” for that matter). Why should an alleged WN site promote miscegenation? Why should it promote and legitimize an Asiaphile? For what purpose? To create an “ethnostate” whose paradigm is Johnny Derb’s “measured groveling” to “Rosie?” Whither Asian-Aryanism?
Johnson spent an hour-and-a-half talking to Pilleater. That tells you all you need to know about Johnson, his judgment, and how he spends his time. Also, note how strongly integrated this Pilleater is in the “movement.” Do you still have any doubts that the Yellow Fever/Alt Wrong/Race Realist/HBD/Asian Supremacist faction is a fundamental part of Der Movement, Inc.? A complete nobody, a race-mixing cipher, is a pillar of “movement” “activism.” A minor pillar, but one nonetheless. I’m sure Johnson is real pleased now that he decided that this “Pilleater” was someone of such worth that it was appropriate to have an activist relationship with, interact with, and talk about private matters with him. Meanwhile, Johnson bans honest critics from his blog.
Amusing – Johnson tells Pilleater that if you do not want to be part of the Movement anymore then the Movement has failed. Hmmm….Well, I suppose that applies to the immortal Pilleater, who has worked hard for years to build racialist intellectual structures, and not to the Johnny-Come-Lately Sallis who has done nothing – nothing I say! – whatsoever for racialist activism.
Amusing – a self-described “socially awkward” White male who likes Asian girls. Who would have guessed?
There are other laughable things as well, but those concern third parties. Mostly though, it’s disgusting rather than laughable. The revelations are terrible (if true); the “movement” is a pathetic repulsive wreck, the people involved seem to be enriched in drunks, drug addicts, perverts, gossips, and people with terribly bad judgment.
This does nothing but emphasize my complete disavowal of Der Movement, Inc. That’s not a disavowal of racial nationalism, not in any way – this is the point, Der Movement is just an association of freaks and grifters, not the concept of racial nationalism itself, which remains as it is independent of the majestic flaws of some of its supposed adherents.