Category: Japan

Take a Bite Out of That Nothingburger!

Der Movement: Always, always, always wrong.

The “nothingburger” continues, eh “movement?”

The jury is still out as to what caused the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. Chinese authorities initially suspected a wet market in Wuhan where wild animals like bats and snakes were sold illegally. A nearby biolab has also attracted scrutiny, and increased suspicion as Chinese authorities have been stubbornly unwilling to cooperate with skeptics requests.

But regardless of how the outbreak started, it has already raised questions about traditional Chinese practices of consuming wild animals, either for medicinal purposes – for example, it’s believed that eating civet cats, vermin akin to raccoons, can bequeath more sexual vigor – or as delicacies (remember “bat soup”?).

I suppose that “more sexual vigor” via a civet cat snack is necessary in the absence of any phenotypic sexual dimorphism among potential partners.

SJWs (and I suppose HBDers as well) are getting all hysterical about this excellent Tucker Carlson piece.  He is of course absolutely correct.

The System, the Left, the SJWs, WHO, certain factions of Der Movement – a unity across much of the political spectrum – care more about Yellow hurt feelings than they do about stopping the spread of the disease.  Actually, they seem to WANT the disease to spread to Whites. Why else is China being continuously praised for an authoritarian lockdown of tens of millions of “people,” while travel restrictions imposed by Trump are met with hysterical shrieking and cries of “racism?”

THEY WANT WHITES INFECTED, THEY WANT WHITES TO DIE.  Once Tucker says THAT, then I know that he really knows the score. WHO encourages travel.  The EU refuses to close borders.  THEY WANT WHITES TO DIE.

So-called “animal rights activists” are nowhere to be found when the animal torturers are Holy Orientals.  Wow, that Yellow Privilege is really something, isn’t it?  More Yellow Privilege here. It seems like the entire world worships China, while at the same time the Chinese cry about “racism.”

Behold Asia.

Note: Even if the whole thing fizzles out now, even if there is not a single additional case in America, this has already been a significant event, an event of historical importance in China and a significant impactful event in places like Japan, South Korea, Iran, Italy, etc. There will be downstream economic impacts – and that’s all true even if nothing more happens from this point on.  But more will happen.  Der Movement is once again proven to be absolutely wrong with terribly bad judgment, while Sallis is proven correct with sound judgement.  What else is new?

More fundamentally, this crisis has exposed the Chinese Gods for the bumbling, inept, devious, disgusting, anti-White, whining about racism, demanding, passive-aggressive, unpleasant, destructive, trouble-making tropical “people of color” that alert and honest racialists have always warned you about.  We’ve been right, once again.

Perhaps even more importantly, this crisis had exposed the HBDers for exactly what they are. Never forget that when “the chips were down,” the HBDers sided with Asians against Whites, they defended Asian perfidy and mindless incompetence, they enabled Asian gaslighting, and, worst of all, which can never be forgiven, they attempted to use an outrageous lie to blame victimized Whites for the crimes and negligence of the Chinese. There can be no going back for the HBD filth.  They’ll try and make you all forget, but I won’t let you forget.  HBD race treason can never be forgotten nor forgiven, and EGI Notes will do whatever possible to ensure that nothing is forgotten and no one is forgiven.  Count on it.

Laugh at this.  Reading that, I ask myself – and now ask you, the reader: Has there ever been a person who started out as a leftist and ended up as a useful activist?  One could replace “leftist” with “libertarian” and end up with the same answer: No.

Perhaps Mr. Brimelow could instead give a speech in which he outlines exactly what he does to deserve the amount of money he earns.


Remember men, do not objectify milady – after all, milady is busy with all sorts of scientific and cultural projects enhancing human progress!  Do not disturb the intellectual work depicted in the linked story!

I wonder if any of these retards realize that by constantly publicly obsessing over Russia, making Americans paranoid about “Russian interference,” and pointing fingers at elected officials as being “connected to Russia,” they themselves are doing the work in “tearing ourselves apart.”


All the Russians have to do is some clever trolling and then sit back and watch the hysterics ensue.

Democratic rival Sen. Bernie Sanders has said intelligence officials told him that Russia was looking to boost his candidacy, too.

Russia supports liberal Democrats!

Porter did not address the briefing or whether Russia had a preference for particular candidates. But he said Russia was generally engaged in “information confrontation” aimed at blurring fact from fiction, eroding American confidence in democratic institutions and driving wedges into society’s fracture lines.

That implies that those “fracture lines” are already present in American society, eh?

“The primary objective is not to create a particular version of the truth but rather to cloud the truth and erode our ability to find it, creating a sentiment that no narrative or news source can be trusted at all,” Porter said.

That seems to be illuminating the truth rather than clouding it.

U.S. officials see China as an aggressive threat, particularly when it comes to espionage and theft of intellectual property, but Porter said Beijing’s goal was less about sowing general chaos in the U.S. and more about promoting and developing its own economic standing in the world.

“To put it simply, in this space, Russia wants to watch us tear ourselves apart, while it seems that China would rather manage our gradual economic decline over the course of generations,” Porter said.

Well, if murdering Americans with Chinese viruses is “managing our gradual economic decline” then the Chinese are doing quite well. The Chinese may one day end humanity with their diseases, but let’s worry about Russia instead, right?  Those shetl memories really last, eh Moshe?


Where’s Tropical Abe?  He’s busy trying to find at least one pair of breasts among Japan’s female population.  It’s a life-long task, and he hasn’t been successful yet, but let’s give him credit for persistence. Here’s a hypothesis: Yukio Mishima was actually 100% heterosexual; he was not homosexual at all. He simply could not distinguish between male and female Japanese and occasionally picked the wrong one. Understandable, to be sure.


“Joon Yun” tells us not to panic about the China Plague. Mr. Tropical misses the point.  Even if the whole thing completely fades away today (which is not happening), it has ALREADY made a huge impact, starting with China, moving on to South Korea, Japan, Iran, and Italy, and spreading. The economic dislocations may be more damaging than the actual morbidity and mortality.


But – ah! – you say, that is Yun’s entire point, that the economic damage is due to irrational panic.  Let’s see now.  There is an influenza vaccine but no coronavirus vaccine. We have no idea of the actual fatality rate. We do not know if it will mutate into something more virulent.  We are not sure why some people are more vulnerable than others, so even if the actual fatality rate is low, in the absence of a vaccine, why should any person take the chance with their life, just so trash like Yun can feel better about Asian perfidy and just so the economy can be nicely humming along?


And this misses the bigger point.  Let’s assume for the sake of argument that this turns out to be not as bad as some predict. Let’s assume that it turns out to be a Littleburger.  What it tells us is that at some point in the future, some other virus will emerge from the Tropical Yellow Stew of China, perhaps one with a very high fatality rate, and when that happens, we’re doomed.

As I have written before, the best case scenario here includes the future likelihood that China will create a far deadlier strain that kill millions and perhaps billions. The current crisis is a warning, the canary in the coal mine, and all the hand waving from creatures like Yun cannot alter that.


And, the economic dislocation, due to supply chain disruption, will be primarily because of China’s response and the lockdown going on there. Was the (belated) Chinese response an over-reaction?  Panic?  A novel virus emerges, spreads rapidly, kills, and there is no vaccine, and we are just supposed to be happily consuming as if nothing is happening? 


We can’t let fatalities stand in the way of Chinese economic domination  now, can we?

Start prepping!

Odds and Ends, 1/29/20

More than one “moral cretin” in the “movement,” I would say.

The moral cretin.  Emphasis added:

Ever notice how it is only the scoffers like Derbyshire who use terms like “a secretive cabal of elites”? I call this the “Joo mind control rayz lulz” technique; in academic circles, it’s known as a straw man argument – an argument your opponent creates out of whole cloth and attributes to you as if you made it, but chosen for its stupidity because your opponent is better at refuting the arguments he invents for you than the arguments you actually make. It’s a tell-tale sign of weakness.

But that’s not what I really find salient in John’s piece. What I find remarkable is that John thinks little old ladies taken in by confidence men deserve bankruptcy. His response to the plight of victims of fraud goes beyond the decadence and cowardice of indifference, to the open malice of schadenfreude. There’s really no way to make that kind of statement, and object to the crime of fraud, and remain morally consistent.

“I do feel some mild regret on behalf of my kids, who I suppose will spend some of their adult years in a continent-sized version of 1970s Lebanon or 1990s Yugoslavia or 1960s/70s/80s/90s/00s Congo/Sudan/Somalia/Ethiopia/Zimbabwe, but at least I’ve taught the little Derbs (him and her) how to use firearms.”

If John’s kids were full bearers of his ancestral legacy (instead of only half-bearers), he’d feel twice as much regret on their behalf. So that’s one up side to miscegenation – half the regret contemplating your children’s doom. Miscegenation and national ruin sound like the best match since “hey, you got your peanut butter in my chocolate!”

But John’s already signed off on fraud. Fraud victims deserve their fate. Is this sort of thinking indicative of the logic they teach in British public schools?

If you think I’m being too hard on the old lemon-stuffer, consider his articles on Kevin MacDonald’s work. This “fraud victims deserve it” line isn’t a new one for the Derb. It’s a consistent one.

Watch this.  So, fat people are both “jolly” and “extraverted” but also nasty with low impulse control.  Got it.  HBD!

By the way, how do these theories apply on a trans-racial basis?  After all, “well be-titted” East Asian females or thin “African-American” females are as rare as honest HBDers.  So, how do these ideas apply to races in which certain phenotypes are extremely rare?  Aren’t there plenty of fat neurotic Jews as well? How does that fit in?  Do we really believe that the association between ectomorphy and neuroticism (if it actually exists and is not a HBD fantasy) is because “neurotic people are nervous and don’t eat so much?”  I thought being an ectomorph was essentially an innate somatotype and not merely due to “not eating so much.” How can anyone take any of this drivel seriously?

This misses the point.  Even if Mishima was a paragon of Japanese traditionalist virtue, a neo-samurai hero, he’s still from a culture, a High Culture, a civilization, alien to the West. Even if you value “traditionalism” – and I do not – you can find representatives of that  paradigm authentic to your own European background.  Mishima – even with all of his (many) faults – is an interesting historical figure from a White rightist perspective, but that’s it. He’s an interesting figure and should be nothing more – to us. To Japanese rightists, he may be of existential importance, but that’s their business. This obsessive fetishizaiton of Mishima among the White Right is, frankly, bizarre and disconcerting.

Sigh…read this.  Obviously, I side with Taylor in this debate, but it would help to have actual science backing up the “race is real” argument, rather than HBD flim-flam about “Blacks having higher testosterone levels.”  What’s next?  Penis size?  French army surgeon!  

Part of a Counter-Currents comment that passed through moderation:

I would like to say that I find locker room bigotry against gays to be stupid and disgusting. I know that the founder of this site is a homosexual. This does not belittle his achievements and his intellectual standing. His sexual identity is not the issue. We all have our troughs to wallow in. But when one begins to rationalize personal moral and mental aberrations as being equal with healthy behavior that’s when such an individual needs to be called out.

It’s the Tropical Alliance

The reality of racial alliances – Asians with other Colored against Whites…since 1905. In all cases, emphasis added.

Remember this?

In contrast, Sallis has talked about a “Tropical Alliance” or a “South-South Alliance” or a “pan-Colored Alliance.”

So, read this.

Appreciation of the Russo-Japanese War’s racial significance was not limited to the actual combatants. Lothrop Stoddard writes that the war inspired “an understanding between Asiatic and African races and creeds . . . a ‘Pan-Colored’ alliance against white domination.” He wrote that Japan’s victory “produced intensely exciting effects all over the Dark Continent [and] sent a feverish tremor throughout Islam.”

Chinese statesman Sun Yat-sen was sailing through the Suez Canal in 1905 when the news of Japan’s victory broke. The locals, mistaking him for a Japanese, enthusiastically congratulated him on his people’s great victory, calling it a triumph for all colored people. Muslim leaders called for political alliances and commercial relations with the Japanese — even for the reorganization of Oriental armies under Japanese direction. A few dreamed of converting them to Islam.

At the same time, as Stoddard noted, white solidarity seemed to be eroding; the Asiatic cause was finding “zealous white sponsors and abettors.” Among the most dangerous symptoms was an expansion of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance in 1905, in the immediate aftermath of Japan’s victory.

Anglo-Japanese.  Of course. Proto-Derbyshires, perhaps? Hey, if the “wogs begin at Calais,” then what does White solidarity matter?  Ethnonationalism!

Laurence Whelksays:
January 16, 2020 at 7:29 am
“Above all, however, there is no comparison with spending time researching the lives of one’s own co-ethnic heroes and one’s own culture. As Europeans, we are so spoiled for choice we needn’t waste time with the rejected, outcast, and badly damaged members of other groups.“
This pretty much sums up my stance on regaling vs. reviling Mishima. There are plenty of our own people to study and hold up as exemplars – no need to go fishing for mentally ill, sexually deviant outsiders to worship.
There seems to be a misplaced expectation among racially aware right whites of a potential kinship with East Asians because they are – like us – one of the smart races. It’s the smart races we should be most wary of…

Indeed.  But in some cases the “misplaced expectation” is intentional – Yellow Supremacists and other HBDers, the Silk Roaders and their masochistic sexual fantasies about black-booted Chinese girls with guns, Derbyshire and his self-admitted “measured groveling” to his Chinese wife and the interests he has in normalizing his mixed-race family.  There’s an agenda there.

Listen to this.  You have a duty to fight HBD, the Arctic Alliance, and Der Movement.  Note the part about getting involved in politics.  Sound familiar?

Sallis: Always,always right.

An effeminate SJW soyboy talks sports.

Andrew Joyce:

Andrew Joycesays:
January 16, 2020 at 12:09 pm
Greg Johnson declares a piece with 50 references (covering biographies, psycholical papers, sociological studies, mental health research etc) unscholarly, while promoting pro-Mishima pieces on his website with barely a reference and packed with vague and sweeping claims. Just one of the reasons I’ve long regarded Johnson as an intellectual fraud who should stick to film reviews, some of which are actually enjoyable to read, if a little on the sissy side for my taste. He’s now written about 1000 words in comments, rather than provide, or point to, a single piece of worthwhile (and for us, necessary) piece of political literature. Instead, Johnson has obfuscated matters, mischaracterised the essay, avoided its core argument, denied being influenced by his own homosexuality, and otherwise simply thrown a hissy fit. All in sharp contrast to the majority of readers at both this site and Unz. It would be laughable but for the desperation and strange sincerity of his effort.

Note the reference to Unz.  I have a difficult time taking Joyce seriously – particularly with respect to his views on Jews – if he’s in support of having his work on Unz.

In his latest podcast, with some incoherent, mumbling “racial traditionalist” Millennial, Johnson specifically promotes Taylor, Brimelow,and MacDonald (by name) – supporting my contention of the ethnonationalist-HBD-Nordicist alliance.  Of course, that’ll be labelled as “the paranoid style”- after all, noticing things is “paranoid.” and “crazy and bitter” too, lest we forget.

Mishima, Joyce, and Johnson

And another tidbit.

First, the other tidbit:

Comment:

abprosper
White does not Equal Posterity. The Irish and the Italians and the countless others of European extraction inflicted their own ruin on our posterity and founding state.

Quite right. Imagine if we didn’t have micks and wops like John Lindsay and Hubert Humphrey mucking things up, what a more racially healthy nation America could have been.

Now, to the main course.

Reproduced below, at the end of this post, is more of the animus-driven back-and-forth between Joyce and Johnson on the Mishima issue from TOO. I’d at this point just like to summarize my views on this in outline form:

1. I agree more with Joyce than Johnson on Mishima, not because I wholly agree with Joyce nor because of my personal distaste for Johnson, but simply because I view Mishima as a greatly over-rated figure on the Far Right, and Joyce’s piece is a long overdue and necessary corrective.  Mishima can be viewed as an “intersectional” figure who has recently enjoyed an “uptick” in interest from the Far Right (back in the WN 1.0 days, I can assure you that none of we Nutzis cared a fig about this Oriental) since he appeals to a number of “movement” factions – Traditionalists, the Gay Cabal, the HBDers and Silkers who grovel before The Altar of Asia, as well as Millennials who want to be both “based” but have a cover for their “racism” (but, but, but…I like this Japanese guy too…).  

2. Having said that, I’ll agree that Joyce’s piece can be viewed, objectively speaking, as a bit too harsh and one-sided. But that’s fine. I consider Joyce’s essay to be akin to Yockey’s Imperium in the sense that it is supposed to be a polemic and not a work of purely objective scholarship – so Johnson’s whining about Joyce’s alleged failings in that regard are, for me, irrelevant. Joyce is essentially making a political argument – that White Far Rightists should stop wasting their time with this bizarre, homosexual, inauthentic, organically unsound, over-rated, Japanese writer, and look to their own people for their heroes and role models. If that is its purpose, and I believe it is, then Joyce’s essay is effective.

3. Joyce can have focused more on the idea that Far Rightists admire Mishima not necessarily because of the objective things the man did, but because they view him as a symbol of rightist defiance against globalism, universalism, liberalism, democracy, consumerism, etc.  So, in that sense, one can argue that the points brought up by Joyce about Mishima the man are irrelevant with respect to that motivation for Mishima worship. The problem though with this interpretation is that there are White historical figures who could serve the same role as inspiring symbols – and in those cases the historical figures are not only more racially relevant, but more authentic and have the advantage of actually having achieved things of value to the White race. This goes back to point one – why Mishma himself specifically has been chosen as this symbol rather than others who are more deserving (Codreanu for one).

4. Joyce’s “gay-baiting” accusations against Johnson are probably unfair as well.  Although, as stated above, Mishima’s homosexuality likely plays at least a partial role in his appeal to some on the Far Right, I believe that Johnson’s interest in Mishima is more likely centered on Johnson’s interest in “traditionalism” and the idea that this “traditionalism” is embodied by the life, work, and symbolism of Mishima. If Joyce had critiqued Savitri Devi, Johnson may well have responded in like manner. All of this does not excuse Johnson’s snide (and as stated above ultimately irrelevant) remarks about Joyce’s commitment (or lack thereof) to quality scholarship.

5. Dr. Joyce – what the hell is your essay doing on the Unz site?  Say it ain’t so!   Are you an Unzian?  If not, tell them to take your essay off that damn site.  If so, why the hell why?

More of the cat fight:

Greg Johnsonsays:
January 16, 2020 at 2:06 am
I disagree.
First, there are many things to admire about Mishima as an individual, despite the fact that he was a very weird character: his literary genius, his immense productivity (34 novels, more than 50 plays, countless essays, all before his death at 45), his willingness to spend his prominence in society to buck the liberal democratic trend in favor of the Right, and, yes, his exemplary suicide — because if enough of our people overcame the Christian-bourgeois ethos and were willing to truly prefer death to dishonor, they would make short work of this system.
Second, it is simply wrong to say that Mishima does not offer “arguments.” I suggest you read Andrew Rankin’s Mishima, Aesthetic Terrorist, which is an admirably clear overview of Mishima’s cultural and political worldview. You may disagree with this views, in whole or in part, but it is simply inaccurate to dismiss them as lacking any sort of coherence or argument.
Third, I’ve already pointed out that despite claiming to have spent a year researching this matter, Joyce makes no reference to Rankin or a number of essays at Counter-Currents that actually present a pretty good explanation for why Mishima is a widely read figure in the New Right. I should also mention that there is an entire book on Mishima by the eminent Dominique Venner, Un samouraï d’Occident: Le Bréviaire des insoumis (Paris: Pierre-Guillaume de Roux, 2013) that might have thrown some light on this matter. But, again, there is no sign that Joyce has read it, although it was reviewed at TOO.
I am not going to speculate about Joyce’s motives for such lapses of scholarship.
Fourth, instead of actually reading and citing the relevant sources for understanding Mishima’s status in the New Right, Joyce simply offers what he calls the Mishima Myth. This myth purports to be a summation of New Right discourse on Mishima, but it is nothing of the kind. It is simply an attempt to make this discourse seem maximally vapid, which makes his demolition work much easier. In short, it is what scholars call a “straw man.”
Refuting straw men rather than real arguments is a blot on any scholar’s reputation.
I have read very little of Dr. Joyce’s work, so I don’t know if the lapses of scholarly probity that vitiate this essay are a pattern in his writing. I hope TOO’s and TOQ’s promotion of his work does not turn out to be a bad investment.
Andrew Joyce
Andrew Joycesays:
January 14, 2020 at 11:08 pm
I read Rankin’s book a few weeks ago, and found it lacking. What does emerge in his discussion of Mishima’s politics, such as they can be ascertained, is the same confusion and incoherency indicated by the other scholars named above. Again, I think your opinion is clouded by being a homosexual, and you’ve invested time and effort in promoting an ethnically alien and profoundly unhealthy individual simply because he is a homosexual icon.
Reply
Greg Johnson
Greg Johnsonsays:
January 16, 2020 at 2:29 am
This is a list of artists and intellectuals of the Right whose birthdays Counter-Currents more or less regularly commemorates:
January 3: Pierre Drieu La Rochelle
January 3: J. R. R. Tolkien
January 6: Alan Watts
January 8: Anthony M. Ludovici
January 10: Robinson Jeffers
January 12: Jack London
January 14: Yukio Mishima
February 6: A. R. D. “Rex” Fairburn
March 12: Gabriele d’Annunzio
March 29: Ernst Jünger
March 31: Robert Brasillach
April 12: Jonathan Bowden
April 16: Wilmot Robertson
April 16: Dominique Venner
May 13: Julius Evola
May 22: Richard Wagner
May 27: Louis-Ferdinand Céline
May 29: Oswald Spengler
June 13: William Butler Yeats
June 16: Enoch Powell
June 29: Lothrop Stoddard
July 7: Revilo Oliver
July 11: Carl Schmitt
August 4: Knut Hamsun
August 20: H. P. Lovecraft
August 22: Leni Riefenstahl
September 11: D. H. Lawrence
September 18: Francis Parker Yockey
September 26: T. S. Eliot
September 26: Martin Heidegger
September 30: Savitri Devi
October 1: Maurice Bardèche
October 2: Louis de Bonald
October 2: Roy Campbell
October 12: Aleister Crowley
October 15: Friedrich Nietzsche
October 30: Ezra Pound
October 30: Leo Yankevich
November 7: Guillaume Faye
November 15: René Guénon
November 18: Wyndham Lewis
November 19: Madison Grant
November 20: P. R. Stephensen
December 1: Henry Williamson
December 3: J. Philippe Rushton
December 7: Pentti Linkola
December 22: Filippo Marinetti
December 30: Rudyard Kipling
What all these people have in common is not that they were gay icons but that they were eminent intellectuals or artists who were also Rightists. That alone makes them worth commemorating in a culture dominated by the pretense that the Left is intellectual and the Right is not.
If Andrew Joyce were to publish unscholarly hatchet jobs on any of these figures, I would feel duty bound to defend them. So enough about my motives.
Readers are free to speculate about my motives all they want. But the same is true of Joyce’s motives.

Joyce vs. Johnson, 1/15/20

More news.


Joyce:

Andrew Joycesays:
January 14, 2020 at 2:13 am
Queer coping is when a known homosexual gets triggered when a homosexual idol is systematically critiqued and, unable to moderate the emotional response, but also unable to write a full length rebuttal, resorts to long-winded by ultimately meaningless comments designed to claim intellectual victory (and psychological relief) where none exists. When it comes to queers, they’re a lot like wasps or hornets. Just rattle the nest and watch them come out. They can’t help themselves.

I was warned about the cabal in the early 2000s.


Johnson:

Greg Johnsonsays:
January 14, 2020 at 5:40 am
Ryuji Tsukazaki’s remarks are devastating because Joyce’s essay leans so heavily on arguing that “Mishima was a profoundly unhealthy and inorganic individual,” and Tsukazaki argues that such remarks are rather beside the point, because such people are often quite insightful and can make true statements. Joyce admits that his argument is ad hominem. But the argumentum ad hominem is one of the informal logical fallacies.

Yes, argumentum ad hominemjust like calling Sallis “crazy and bitter” instead of responding to the comments left on your blog, never mind “banning” people who critique your ideas and your behavior.

Tsukazaki also points out that, contra Joyce, Mishima wrote plenty about politics. Indeed, about one-fourth of Mishima’s 43-volume collected works consists of non-fiction, including political statements, and even his writings on literature, art, and culture have political import. 

That doesn’t invalidate Joyce’s thesis.

Andrew Rankin’s recent book Mishima, Aesthetic Terrorist, is the first book in English to discuss much of this material with an eye to its political and philosophical content. No genuinely scholarly discussion of Mishima’s political import should omit mention of it. Rankin’s book was published in 2018, so Joyce had no excuse not to cover it.

True, Joyce’s essay could have been more complete.  He should write a follow-up, with a focus on answering Johnson.

This essay rather blots Joyce’s reputation as a scholar.

No, it doesn’t.


Zman commentator:

Epaminondas
None of this will prevent a future, more determined version of Trump to turn over the political table. He walks among us now. In fact, the new, more fanatic morality will make Trump 2.0 stand out even more sharply from the rest. If you think you’re seeing the elites panic now, just wait.

Sounds familiar.


Consider this Mexican-looking greasy Afrowop.  Just like Der Movement is full of insincere grifters, so is the gaggle of “anti-racists.”

Anti-Mishima

Joyce essay.

Given my own take on the Yukio Mishima fetishism on the Far Right, I was intrigued to read Andrew Joyce’s own excellent “take down” of the Mishima myth.

I very strongly urge you to read the whole thing.  A few excerpts (emphasis added) and my own comments to these:

According to Henry Scott Stokes, in my opinion Mishima’s best biographer as well as being the only Westerner invited to his funeral, almost as soon as Mishima was born his grandmother (Natsuko) “resolved to take personal responsibility for his upbringing and virtually kidnapped the little boy from his mother,” raising the child almost entirely in her sickroom. Natsuko brought up Mishima “as a little girl, not as a boy,” and he was forced to stay inside, was prohibited with playing with most of his environment, and was told to be almost completely silent due to his grandmother’s complaints of constant head pain. After some years, his mother was permitted to take him outside, but only when there was no wind.There is some suggestion that he was beaten, or otherwise severely psychologically abused, with the result that he suffered a sequence of psychosomatic illnesses involving the retention of urine. There is also some suggestion of sexual abuse or “obscene” treatment at the hands of his grandmother’s nurse. Quasi-incestuous closeness in indicated by his later description of his grandmother as a “true-love sweetheart”, and on his death his mother described him as her “lover.” Mishima was generally regarded by those around him as “an unusually delicate child.”

I have read about male-to-female transgenders who regretted their choices (in one case leading to reversal of sex-assignment surgery), and a common theme is their childhood feminization by female relatives or female friends of the family. Those people were White; Mishima was Japanese. Thus, the female urge to ruin and destroy masculinity – even at the maladaptive cost of ruining their own male relatives – seems to be a cross-racial characteristic. Hail MGTOW!

By contrast, as a homosexual, Mishima nurtured fantasies of himself as a member of an elitist minority.

We can think of a number of “movement” “leaders” and “activists” for whom that description fits as well.

One could add speculations that Mishima’s military fantasies were an extension of his sexual fixations, including a possible attempt to simply gain power over a large number of athletic young men. But this would be laboring an all-too-obvious point.

The Mannerbund awaits!

Fuse explains that suicide in Japan essentially originates from a servile position within a highly anxious and neurotic society.

After the Schettino incident, HBDers like Brand and Ray pinned the blame on “anxiety” and “neuroticism” among Italians.  Of course, being HBDers (and Brand married to his own “Rosie”), the extreme anxiety and neuroticism among East Asians is ignored.

Durocher comments “You’re either the kind of boy who is challenged, energized, and inspired by this sort of film, or perhaps you’re not a boy,” which I can only regard as laden with irony given that the film’s subject was raised as a girl and once remarked, on being expected to act like a boy: “the reluctant masquerade had begun.”

Durocher attempts to normalize his own Asiaphilic HBD fetishism and pathologize those who refuse to kowtow before the Altar of Asia.

We come back to the central questions of how and why Yukio Mishima should be relevant to us. No answers can be found in the life, politics and actions of a figure not only non-European and profoundly un-fascistic, but who was also strangely un-Japanese. I contend that there is simply nothing genuine to learn from him, and few people who have written in support of Mishima can point to anything tangible beyond the amorphous outlines of the Mishima Myth and a film heavy on style and low on authenticity. There is no single piece of text, no treatise, and no piece of authenticity beyond a final, radically un-European and sadomasochistically-inspired act of self-destruction and death-embracing nihilism. Mishima’s monarchism was servile and parodic, his militarism homoerotic, disingenuous and ludicrous, and his death-as-political-statement was psychosexual and ultimately lacking in logic. Otomo is probably correct in viewing the coup attempt more as a sexually inspired method of “politicising art rather than expressing a belief in ultra-nationalism.”

The question thus arises as to whether associating ourselves with such a figure, surely a clownish homoerotic wignat in today’s vernacular, brings more positives or negatives, both within the Dissident Right and within broader considerations of “optics” or public image. In particular, we should question whether we want to place our politics in a nexus that involves, to borrow the terminology of the Japan scholar Susan Napier, “the interrelationship between homosexuality, politics, and the peculiar form of violence-prone psychosexual nihilism from which Mishima suffered.” I’d argue in the negative.

Very good. 

Two brief criticisms of Joyce’s piece.  First, as these guys always do, Joyce is careful not to offend a “movement” figure that he had no prior “beef” with; thus, he grovels a bit to Durocher:

I rate Durocher’s work very highly…Much as I was intrigued by Durocher’s piece… (which is suitably measured in the assessment of Mishima’s fiction)…In the following essay, I offer not necessarily a rebuttal or rebuke of Durocher…

As my forthcoming essay on Greg Johnson will make clear, “movement” “activists” who have a “standing” or the possibility of a “standing” in Der Movement – that is, people, who, like Joyce, are of “acceptable” Northwest European ancestry – need to be skilled at the political game if they are to advance their interests and maintain their status of “leadership.”  Despite that the HBD-Nordicist Durocher is an incompetent and obsessive hack, a gaslighting liar, and a writer for a Jew site, Joyce states differently.  Of course, Joyce may actually differ from me in his opinion of Durocher (after all, they both have Nordicist tendencies, even if Joyce seems less enthused by Jew-loving and Asian-loving HBD), but, no doubt, Joyce sees no advantage in taking Le Grand Frog to task for his many deficiencies.

The second criticism is that Joyce concentrates on Mishima’s homosexual sadomasochism, but ignores themes of heterosexual sadomasochism, such as Kyoko’s House.  As the latter is a key toward understand the White embrace of both HBD and of Silk Road White nationalism, any comprehensive analysis of Mishima’s work must understand it. It also sheds light on Mishima himself, given the details of his childhood as outlined by Joyce.

Gaslighting Greg:

Greg Johnson

Posted January 7, 2020 at 10:12 am | Permalink

I think that if Iran were nuked, Jews would be lynched from the lampposts of New York City. Their power is ocean wide but very shallow. The smart ones know that. But it would not be the first time they overreached. But such a course as you describe would not be a carefully calculated one but a gamble or a blunder.

This is hysterical nonsense.  True, if Iran were “nuked” there would be significant social and political repercussions in America (probably only lasting until the next football game, though), but does any sane person really believe that “Jews would be lynched from the lampposts of New York City.”  Why, oh why, do all you nitwits out there support Johnson?

Greg Johnson

Posted January 7, 2020 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

Groyperism is just the flavor of the month. Fuentes’ MO is to tear down the movement to build his own cult of personality. He can do that for a while, because a huge part of the movement consists of bored online nihilists who want to join the latest sociopath’s cult of personality. But fundamentally selfish people can’t build anything that lasts. It didn’t last for Spencer and it won’t last for Fuentes. After trashing people’s lives like a tornado ripping through a trailer park, Fuentes will crash and burn, and his followers will move on.

Johnson is less a tornado than a chronic disease, like a cancer.  He’s here for the long haul, and Der Movement is being terminally sickened by him.

Yukio Mishima and Der Movement

It’s no surprise.

Is it any surprise that Der Movement is fascinated by Japanese author and right-wing ultranationalist Yukio Mishima?

Mishima has something to offer to many different factions of Der Movement. He was Japanese, so the HBDers love him. The Silkers not only like Mishima because of his racial background, but because Mishima’s work Kyoko’s House reflects the very essence of Silk Road White nationalism:

Schrader also incorporates scenes from Mishima’s book Kyoko’s House into the second chapter, in which the young Osamu (Kenji Sawada) sells his body to the loan shark Kiyomi (Reisen Lee) to save his mother’s restaurant from debt. Osamu becomes Kiyomi’s love slave at first, until their relationship turns into sadomasochism. “Your skin is so beautiful,” she tells Osamu after slicing his flesh, “I just had to cut it.” Their romance becomes one of pain and pleasure, beauty and destruction, a sense of purpose and existence through annihilation, culminating with Kiyomi preparing to bring Osamu to a blissful death.

One can imagine the White omega male Silkers fantasizing that they are a White Osamu and that some black-booted Chinese girl with a gun (a border guard of the West!) plays the role of Kiyomi.  After all, race-tinged sexual masochism is what Silk Road White nationalism is all about.

Speaking of the sexual angle, Mishima was a homosexual (albeit one who had a wife and children while still being more or less openly gay) – note that Mishima’s self-destructive tendencies are consistent with his homosexuality (a la Forney’s analysis of homosexuality) -and as a bodybuilder no doubt titillates the gay faction of the Alt Right.  

Of course, the Traditionalists admire Mishima for his ideology (Mishima being more racially acceptable, no doubt, than Evola), and the ethnoracial fetishists can have some sort of connection to Mishima since he can pass for David Bromstad’s (more White-looking) brother – or perhaps pass as Bjork’s father.

There’s something for everyone!  It’s all good!


Now, Mishima undoubtedly was an interesting person and one can have sympathy for his right-wing views and his Japanese ultra-nationalism,  But, I’m not Japanese, nor East Asian more generally, nor are all those Type I “traditionalists” foaming at the mouth over Mishima and his (over-rated) legacy. I don’t know – maybe if Der Movement concentrated more on Codreanu and less on Mishima, it might learn something.  But, alas, the lure of debasing themselves before the Altar of Asia is too much – the Japanese man must have priority.  I’ll note that it seems like Mishima fetishism in the “movement” rises and falls concomitantly with the interest in HBD; there’s probably a cause-and-effect relationship there.