Category: game

What is the Alt Right?

A pseudo-zoological classification.

I have been thinking about how to define and distinguish the Alt Right from the non-Alt Right Far Right (NARFR).  It is easy enough to say about the Alt Right – “I know it when I see it” but that is not a very rigorous analysis (even if it is true).  I suppose I could make a list of those things in which my views and style differ from the Alt Right, but then that same list would apply to much of the NARFR as well.  It may be that the differences between the Alt Right and NANFR are mostly that of emphasis and of style, rather than being sharply disjunctive differences in fundamental ideology.  A few initial thoughts.

The “game” manosphere element is more or less a characteristic of the Alt Right, as is the linkages to Alt Lite civic nationalism, even if these are indirect.  The Alt Right has, in enhanced form, many “movement” weaknesses: a piss-poor understanding of science combined with an embrace of pseudoscience and gnostic traditionalism, the Man on White Horse Syndrome, all typical fossilized “movement” dogmas and fetishes, etc.

Let’s now take a look at what Hunter Wallace – now a writer for AltRight.com – has to say on the issue (in all cases, emphasis added).

First here.

The Alt-Right through its links to Gamergate and the Manosphere grasped the importance of memes, swarming social media, particularly Twitter, to discourse poison or push a Narrative. The Alt-Right moved and planted its flag on Twitter and learned how to roll with the news cycle. In contrast, Southern Nationalists retreated further into their own bubble and away from their audience. Southern Nationalists were becoming more militant, more open to violence, more alienated and thus more divided during this same period. The Alt-Right understood the appeal of being edgy, having fun, and smashing taboos to a younger audience. Southern Nationalists were becoming more dour, pessimistic, and angry. Overall, they were in a really sour mood, and that had a negative impact on the movement.
For the Alt-Right, the most striking development of 2016 was the rise of the Alt-Lite brands

So: An emphasis on juvenile jackassery (“being edgy, having fun, and smashing taboos to a younger audience”), social media, and a proneness to edge in the direction of moderation.   NANFR would never have become entangled with the Alt Lite (but to be fair, it did get entangled, and deeply, with the Alt Wrong).

And now, see here.

If you were “Alternative Right,” it meant you were not a George W. Bush supporting mainstream conservative. Instead, it meant you were reading a bunch of rightwing sites like Liberty Forum, VDARE, Lew Rockwell.com, Antiwar.com, Takimag, American Renaissance, etc. You were constructing, participating in and consuming a discourse of unorthodox rightwing ideas.
When I first discovered Richard Spencer, it seemed like everyone at Takimag was backing the Ron Paul presidential campaign. A ton of people who were Alt-Right or White Nationalists voted for and supported Ron Paul.

Ron Paul – the “sound money for brown people” candidate.  Here we see other characteristics of the Alt Right on display: ideologically shallow, moderate, prone to the same “Man on White Horse” stupidity afflicting Der Movement as whole.  In one sense, focusing on the moderating influences and lack of intellectual heft and ideological commitment in the Alt Right, one can say that the Alt Right is to NANFR what the Alt Lite is to the Alt Right.

To summarize: The Alt Right is a callow, superficial, moderate, intellectually and ideologically shallow version of pro-White activism; lacking seriousness and depth; oriented toward millennial snark, trolling, and social media; taking breathless excitement over discovering “rightist” truths that the rest of us knew long ago and which to a large extent are nothing more than plain fact and common sense; marked weakness with respect to science and other forms of empirical thought; prizing style over substance; and prone to exhibit, often in an enhanced form, all of the fossilized dogma, bizarre fetishes, and poor judgment of the “movement” as a whole.

Accountability, 10/28/16

It’s…Roissy.

So, Roissy writes a post criticizing Canada and Canadians as “gay” – effete liberals letting themselves be race-replaced by Third Worlders.

Someone left a comment there:

Robert
We’re freer than you. And I like hitting foreign trim. Fuck nativism.

Which led to an angry response from some Chateau Heartiste commentators.  How dare “Robert” take such a self-centered “muh dik” approach to societal decay?

Well, maybe he’s simply following the lead of Roissy (a self-admitted race-mixer, by the way), who once famously wrote:

damn, i’m torn. do i want a thriving society or easier access to sex? yeeeeah… i’ll take the latter and leave the self-sacrifice required of the former for the anti-poolside chumps

How exactly is that different, in its basic attitude, than the “foreign trim” comment that Roissy’s fan club is getting all worked up about?  It’s not different at all.

Yes, I know, I’m being a “shit stirrer,” a “troublemaker,” and “no good comes at critiquing those on the Right.”  

What about accountability?  Why should Roissy and his “amen corner” constantly get away with outright hypocrisy and inconsistent messaging?  Where’s the possibility of Der Movement improving itself if even the most outrageous hypocrisies are to be protected from a disinfecting light?  How come someone like myself can be subjected to a withering criticism over the years, from various “movement” directions, but the likes of Roissy and the decades-of-failure “movement” leaders are to be put beyond the reach of critique?

Inquiring minds want to know.

For The Record, 9/21/16

The election approaches.

For the record, let us summarize the viewpoints of two factions associated with Der Movement, with respect to Trump.

HBD/race realist faction: Donald Trump is the last chance, the last hope, for White America.

Game/manosphere faction: Donald Trump is going to win in a landslide, no doubt whatsoever.

If Trump wins (albeit, I think, not in a landslide) then these folks are off the hook – temporarily that is, until President Trump starts wildly cucking.

However, if Trump loses…there will be accountability.

Count on it. 

Behold the Female, 9/15/16

Half the population is useless for anything other than sex and reproduction (and in many cases, not even for that).

Tim Gunn is right.  Homos know fashion.


Yahoo is full of stories like this – female navel-gazing about being “shamed” and acting like hysterical attention whores.  

To say that women behave like children is an insult to the intelligence and behavior of children.  Better to say that women act like deranged, mentally-retarded children.  Hence, a flaw in “game” – adult men are supposed to modify their every thought and action to appeal to hypergamic female airheads and retardates?

By the way, Roissy the stupid bastard needs to tell us where in nature the “handicap principle” works for the female of any species.

Behold the Female: Theranos Update, 9/6/16

Pussy pedestalization in business.

Bizarre story; excerpts, emphasis added:


…Elizabeth Holmes realized that she had no other choice. She finally had to address her employees at Theranos, the blood-testing start-up that she had founded as a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, which was now valued at some $9 billion. Two days earlier, a damning report published in The Wall Street Journal had alleged that the company was, in effect, a sham—that its vaunted core technology was actually faulty and that Theranos administered almost all of its blood tests using competitors’ equipment. 

There was also an uncomfortable chill in the room. At Theranos, Holmes preferred that the temperature be maintained in the mid-60s, which facilitated her preferred daily uniform of a black turtleneck with a puffy black vest…. 

One of the only journalists who seemed unimpressed by this narrative was John Carreyrou, a recalcitrant health-care reporter from The Wall Street Journal. Carreyrou came away from The New Yorker story surprised by Theranos’s secrecy—such behavior was to be expected at a tech company but not a medical operation. Moreover, he was also struck by Holmes’s limited ability to explain how it all worked. When The New Yorker reporter asked about Theranos’s technology, she responded, somewhat cryptically, “a chemistry is performed so that a chemical reaction occurs and generates a signal from the chemical interaction with the sample, which is translated into a result, which is then reviewed by certified laboratory personnel.” 

But no scientist could credibly vouch for Theranos. Under Holmes’s direction, the secretive company had barred other scientists from writing peer-review papers on its technology. 

Absent a plan, Holmes embarked on a familiar course—she doubled down on her narrative. She left the war room for her car—she is often surrounded by her security detail, which sometimes numbers as many as four men, who (for safety reasons) refer to the young C.E.O. as “Eagle 1”—and headed to the airport. (She has been known to fly alone on a $6.5 million Gulfstream G150.) 

Holmes, who talks slowly and deliberately, and blinks with alarming irregularity, replied with a variation of a line from Jobs. “This is what happens when you work to change things,” she said, her long blond hair tousled, her smile amplified by red lipstick. “First they think you’re crazy, then they fight you, and then, all of a sudden, you change the world.” When Cramer asked Holmes for a terse true-or-false answer about an accusation in the article, she replied with a meandering 198-word retort. 

When Elizabeth Holmes emerged on the tech scene, around 2003, she had a preternaturally good story. She was a woman. 

…she approached several of her professors at Stanford, according to someone who knew Holmes back then. But most explained to the chemical-engineering major that it was virtually impossible to do so with any real efficacy. “I told her, I don’t think your idea is going to work,” Phyllis Gardner, a professor of medicine at Stanford, said to me, about Holmes’s seminal pitch for Theranos. As Gardner explained, it is impossible to get  precise result from the tip of a finger for most of the tests that Theranos would claim to conduct accurately. 

She took the money on the condition that she would not divulge to investors how her technology actually worked, and that she had final say and control over every aspect of her company. This surreptitiousness scared off some investors. When Google Ventures, which focuses more than 40 percent of its investments on medical technology, tried to perform due diligence on Theranos to weigh an investment, Theranos never responded.

Eventually, Google Ventures sent a venture capitalist to a Theranos Walgreens Wellness Center to take the revolutionary pinprick blood test. As the V.C. sat in a chair and had several large vials of blood drawn from his arm, far more than a pinprick, it became apparent that something was amiss with Theranos’s promise. 

Later that evening, gripped and overwhelmed with worry, Ian Gibbons tried to commit suicide. He was rushed to the hospital. A week later, with his wife by his side, Ian Gibbons died. 

When Rochelle called Holmes’s office to explain what had happened, the secretary was devastated and offered her sincere condolences. She told Rochelle Gibbons that she would let Holmes know immediately. But a few hours later, rather than a condolence message from Holmes, Rochelle instead received a phone call from someone at Theranos demanding that she immediately return any and all confidential Theranos property. 

Holmes had a single enforcer: Sunny Balwani, the company’s president and chief operating officer, until he stepped down in May. Balwani, who had previously worked at Lotus and Microsoft, had no experience in medicine. He was hired in 2009 to focus on e-commerce. Nevertheless, he was soon put in charge of the company’s most secret medical technology. 

According to a number of people with knowledge of the situation, the two had met years before he began at the company, when Holmes took a trip to China after she graduated from high school. The two eventually started dating, numerous people told me, and remained very loyal even after their relationship ended. Among Holmes’s security detail, Balwani was known as “Eagle 2.” 

As Holmes started to assemble her board of directors, she chose a dozen older white men, almost none of whom had a background in anything related to health care. This included former secretary of state Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state George Shultz, former Georgia senator and chairman of the Armed Services Committee Sam Nunn, and William J. Perry, the former defense secretary. (Bill Frist, the former Senate majority leader, and former cardiovascular doctor, was an exception.) “This was a board that was better suited to decide if America should invade Iraq than vet a blood-testing company,” one person said to me. Gibbons told his wife that Holmes commanded their attention masterfully. 

C.M.S. also soon discovered that some of the tests Theranos was performing were so inaccurate that they could leave patients at risk of internal bleeding, or of stroke among those prone to blood clots. The agency found that Theranos appeared to ignore erratic results from its own quality-control checks during a six-month period last year and supplied 81 patients with questionable test results. 

Forbes, clearly embarrassed by its cover story, removed Holmes from its list of “America’s Richest Self-Made Women.” A year earlier, it had estimated her wealth at $4.5 billion.

“Today, Forbes is lowering our estimate of her net worth to nothing,” the editors wrote. 

Holmes may not be prepared to compartmentalize what comes next. When I arrived in Palo Alto in July, I wasn’t the only person setting out to interview anyone associated with Theranos and Holmes. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was, too. When I knocked on a door, I was only a day or two behind F.B.I. agents who were trying to put together a time line of what Holmes knew and when she knew it—adding the most unpredictable twist to a story she could no longer control.


When pondering all of this, keep in mind that (1) Holmes is at the far right edge of the female bell curve for intelligence and competence, and (2) the gamesters tell men that they have to modulate their every word and action to appeal to ditzy female airheads,

Roissy vs. White Nationalism

Stupid gamester.

Surprise, surprise, HBD Gamester comes out against White nationalism, essentially repeating all of Steve Sailer’s dumb arguments, which were refuted (mostly by me) back on Majority Rights:

In practice, though, avowed White Nationalism is a non-starter. Whites aren’t a monolith. Italy looks and operates differently than England which looks and operates differently than Ukraine. There are four primary continental scale races — White, asian, amerind, black — and a nationalism ideology that attempted to place those races under an all-encompassing umbrella term would be viciously mocked and rebuked by popular revolt. There can be no Black Nationalism or Asian Nationalism or Amerind Nationalism. Try telling a Mexican he’s indistinguishable from an El Salvadoran.

Likewise, a White Nationalism movement will fail.

But, a White nationalist “movement” exists, and even the likes of Lothrop Stoddard talked about the “comity” among Whites in general, and the need for a broad White solidarity world-wide. No one has ever said that WN means that all Whites are alike, or should submerge their very real differences under some sort of panmixia, racial, cultural, political, or otherwise. But the similarities outweigh the differences, and in a globalized world where Whites as a race-culture are under mass attack, and where a clash of civilizations is very real (and being actualized in the streets of Western Europe), it makes perfect sense for a nationalist ideology, that has – as one but not the sole component – broad race-culture as the highest point of identification, to come into being.

Then again, it is not surprising that a weasel-faced piece of trash like Roissy – who has promoted miscegenation and has engaged in it himself with Negresses – is against WN. Further, given his lick spittle admiration for Trump, what does that tell you about the aracial civic nationalism of Der Touchback?
Roissy is just another Derbyshire, albeit one that engages in oil-drilling rather than mustard-dipping.