Category: Legion Europa

Ted Sallis Interviews Mike Rienzi!

A Memorial Day special.

Millennials and Generation Zers like to pontificate about how very much superior they are to “Boomers” and to Generation Xers, and yet, in reality, the absolutely laughable cluelessness of these younger types is matched only by their overweening attitude of self-importance.

As an example of such cluelessness:

Cornelius • 6 hours ago
I am 25. Can we all just stop and think about how Thomas Jackson, the author of this article, has been writing for American Renaissance…for 20 YEARS. He has been writing articles like this since before AmRen went online. That is very cool. And let me just applaud Thomas Jackson for his persistent work for our people, for laying the groundwork for future generations of Europeans. Bravo!

Yes, indeed, that is “very cool.”  Just like the fine work of Trevor Lynch at Counter-Currents and The Unz Review. Jackson and Lynch are so impressive – so very, very cool – that I’m sure “Cornelius” would like both Thomas Jackson and Trevor Lynch to be interviewed on podcasts about their work and how they got involved with Amren and Counter-Currents, respectively. Bravo!  Hip Hip Hooray!

In like manner, I present here an online interview I conducted with Mike Rienzi of the late lamented Legion Europa site, and who used to write for Amren and TOQ as well.

Sallis: Welcome Mr. Rienzi.  I just want to say how honored I am to be interviewing you; you are a giant among activists, a veritable genius!

Rienzi: I wish I could say the same about you, Ted, but you’re just crazy and bitter, a low information moralizer if I ever saw one.  And are you even White?

Sallis:  Off-White, then.  More of a Beige, I suppose. Now, sir, let’s discuss the failure of Legion Europa.

Rienzi: What is there to discuss? You just can’t compete with affirmative action.  Is there any difference with EGI Notes?

Sallis: It is all one.

Rienzi: Thus and so.

Sallis: And I know that you were interviewed by Robert Griffin for One Sheaf One Vine.  I must say, sir, that your experiences were remarkably similar to mine.

Rienzi: We have much in common, no doubt.

Sallis:  Didn’t you once meet William Pierce, just like I did?

Rienzi:  Yes, indeed, I did meet Pierce.  In fact, I met you there as well.  We met with Pierce together, don’t you remember?

Sallis: Yes, quite right.  You are correct. I think we both made a mighty fine impression on Pierce, although possibly he thought that both of us were full-blooded Negroes, Nigerians straight off the plane.

Rienzi: Is that why he offered both of us bananas to eat?

Sallis: And then Hadley grabbed one and ran off with it.  I didn’t know cats ate bananas.

Rienzi: We are getting off topic here.

Sallis: Well, I guess that means we are at the end of our interview. Perhaps we can follow up in a podcast?

Rienzi: Yes, but only as long as you invite JW Holliday who used to write for Majority Rights.

Sallis: I’ll get right on it. He may be a bit hard to find though.  I’ll ask “Cornelius” for some advice on that.

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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.

Through a Glass, Darkly

Against both The System and The Movement.

To see “through a glass” — a mirror — “darkly” is to have an obscure or imperfect vision of reality.

New readers to this blog may be confused about its purpose, its underlying objective.  Is it just to heap mocking ridicule on the “movement?”  Of course, there is other material discussed here – including important material directly related to EGI, population genetics, political strategies, etc. – but the quota queens like to pretend that this blog is simply the “bitter” and “crazy” rants of some nutcase constantly attacking the “movement” for no good reason.  So, let us back up a bit and reconsider what the fundamental approach of EGI Notes is.

The purpose of this blog is promote a certain metapolitical worldview.  This blog engages in mocking ridicule not for its own sake, but for the specific purpose of deconstruction.  If you consider Nietzsche’s camel, lion, and child paradigm, then my previous pre-EGI Notes work for the “movement” (with the exception of Legion Europa) was the camel phase, EGI Notes is the lion phase of defiance and deconstruction, and the creative child phase is represented by Western Destiny.  Legion Europa can be viewed as having been a mix of both lion and child, both destructive and creative.

It is my judgment – and long-time readers of this blog know that my judgment is sound and I am usually correct – that on its current course Der Movement will utterly fail to achieve its objectives.  Even worse: It will may impede or even prevent those objectives from being achieved through the actions of others or even through spontaneous currents of human history.  Der Movement constitutes one of the biggest threats to White survival extant today. Therefore, it must be analyzed, ridiculed, and deconstructed.  The weeds need to be cleared away before anything useful can grow on long-neglected activist soil.

One fundamental premise of the Sallis Groupuscule is that BOTH the System and the Movement exhibit a defective perception of reality; as the title of this post suggests, both System and Movement see through a glass, darkly – they “have an obscure or imperfect vision of reality.” They are mirror images of each other, distorted funhouse mirrors; their inability to perceive reality without distortion causes both to become distorted themselves, and not only do they see through a glass, darkly; but, we, without a proper understanding of both System and Movement, see those entities through a glass, darkly, and hence fail to comprehend their respective realities.

The Movement attempts deconstruction of The System, with varying degrees of success, while The System profoundly misunderstands The Movement; however, in neither case do we observe a principled, consistent, and rationale understanding of either, nor do we observe any much needed Far Right deconstruction of Der Movement – until now.  What the dimwits and the rent-seekers of the “movement” see, or proclaim, as “crazy and bitter” mocking ridicule is actually the deconstruction of Der Movement Inc.  This blog makes no claim to be a comprehensive deconstruction; indeed, I hope that others will join in and together we can create a comprehensive and lasting deconstruction that finally finises off the grotesque monstrosity of Der Movement.  At the current time, this blog is the only outpost of such an effort; EGI Notes is the icebreaker, leading the way.  Whether or not others follow, this blog will continue in its efforts to expose the intellectual, moral, ethical, and spiritual bankruptcy of Der Movement, Inc.

I typically criticize “movement” dogma, starting from the earliest days of racial activism up to today.  This naturally includes what the current crowed sneeringly dismisses as “WN 1.0.” Casual readers may confuse my position with that of Greg Johnson, based on the following misunderstanding.  I assert that the Alt Right – essentially “WN 2.0” – was nothing more than the same old, tired, fossilized dogma of the “movement” – all of the memes originating with “WN 1.0”- dressed up with a veneer of “youth culture.”   Johnson claims that WN 2.0 was corrupted and ruined by the “attitudes” of WN 1.0.  Isn’t that the same thing?  No, it is not.  

First, we have the difference between the dogma, the fundamental beliefs, of a “movement” and what Johnson terms as “attitudes.” These are not the same thing – the former is that of content and the latter is more that of presentation and behavior. Second, even if were to grant that by “attitudes” Johnson was in fact specifically referring to the actual content and dogma of Der Movement, our positions are still fundamentally different, since I assert that WN 2.0 reflected WN 1.0 dogma from the very start, but added to that all of the Millennial juvenile jackassery. Johnson, on the other hand, asserts that WN 2.0 started out well and was later corrupted by WN 1.0. In my case, I suggest that the failure of WN 2.0 was due to its own inherent nature of being nothing more than Pierce/Kemp with Pepe/Kek/Trump added on, while Johnson believes that WN 2.0 was fundamentally sound at its origin and then became ruined by later adopting the worst aspects of WN 1.0.

We can then extend this to Taylor’s assertion that while the young activists of today are wonderful, the activists of the past were, in contrast, weird and undesirable.  My objection to that is not with the characterization of the older activists, but the assertion that the Pepe/Kek/drunken podcasts crowd of today are in some way superior.  I also object in that the “youth” of today are essentially recapitulating the content of the past, so why should they pose as being superior to that past?  Is obsessing over a cartoon frog, screaming “Kek,” or drinking gallons of milk as a racial statement, somehow better than the poses of past “movement” retardates?  No, it is not.  And if the dogma is essentially the same, and if that dogma originated, as Taylor suggests, with the weird and undesirable, what does that imply about the dogma?  Now, we do not want to descend into ad hominem; just because the original promoters of the dogma were in some way socially undesirable does not logically imply that the dogma is wrong.  However, at the very least, it would suggest to us we had better at least subject that dogma to review, to rigorous proofing, to ascertain whether or not it is sound.  Such review is wise even if its originators were socially adept paragons of civic virtue; that its originators were in large part (according to today’s “movement leaders” themselves!) the weird and the botched is even reason to consider that extensive review and revision of the dogma is required.

Thus, the Sallis Groupuscule is opposed to: the Alt Right, Millennial “youth culture” taking over (American) racial activism, mainstreaming, the “Big Tent,” Nordicism, narrow ethnonationalism, traditionalism, fossilized dogma and solipsist fantasies, HBD pseudoscience, race-denial, invented racial histories and sweaty ethnic fetishism; while it is for: pan-Europeanism, empiricism, futurism, vanguardism, science and technics, genuine racial science, authenticity, prudent analysis, and seriousness and long-term planning.  The latter list is the positive aspect of my work, the sort of growth that can occur once the “movement” weeds are uprooted and cleared away.

I would like to point out that an opposition to the aforementioned “isms” and fetishes does not mean that this blog is afraid to document difficult topics concerning intra-European relations.  Nor does it (unlike Der Movement) “play favorites” among European ethnies.  This blog is as critical – if not more so – about “White ethnic” types such as “swarthoids” and “hunkies” as it is about NW European Celto-Germanics.  Everyone is fair game for criticism if that criticism is justified; unlike Der Movement, we do not label ethnies as either Gods or Devils (or “angels” with a destiny, eh?), but instead look at all with a critical eye, the cold eye of hard realism.  Stereotypes exist for a reason; stereotypes contain a kernel of truth, and that maxim applies as much for intra-White comparisons as it does to comparisons between Whites and non-Whites, or between different non-White groups themselves.

Stereotypes can be extended into the past of our race’s history, and analogies can be made to the present day.  Thus, in the Classical civilization, particularly in its later stages, and in the interregnum of the Dark Ages, the stereotype was that of the peoples of the Mediterranean basin being effete and over-civilized, while the Germanic barbarians of the north were healthy and vigorous, albeit loutish. Today, in the Winter of the West, by analogy, it are the Celto-Germanic peoples of NW Europe who are stereotypically effete and over-civilized with their xenophilia and pathological universalist altruism, while the peoples of Eastern Europe now play the role of the more vigorous and healthy barbarian louts.  Southern Europeans of today I suppose are analogous to the peoples of the Near East in the later Classical civilization – decayed and degenerate fellah peoples.

It is not necessary to indulge in Lynnian pseudoscience in order to study real differences between European types, differences that have important functional consequences and significance.

This puts the lie to the mendacious flim-flam of the fundamentally dishonest “Desmond Jones,” who asserted that my commitment to pan-Europeanism means I believe all Europeans are fungible – an outright falsehood, as such sentiments have never been present in any of my work.  However, I do assert that, despite differences, all Europeans should be preserved and promoted, and Europeans as a whole constitute a broad racial-cultural group.  Familial relations do not equate to fungibility; I make no apologies for my militant pan-Europeanism, which also seeks to preserve ethnic and sub-racial differences that exist among the European peoples.

Let’s look through the glass clearly and with plenty of light.  Der Movement, Inc. needs to be utterly destroyed in order for us to show this clarity, this light, to others.  That’s what this blog is all about.

Three Times Sallis Has Been Wrong

Three errors of judgment.

I criticize the quota queens for never admitting when they are (constantly) wrong, and long time readers of this blog know that, in contrast, I openly admit when I am (very rarely) wrong.

For newer readers, I will now openly admit three examples of Sallisian error.

1. I was wrong about Trump’s election; I freely admit that I paid too much attention to Establishment opinion polling and “spin.” Mea culpa.

2. I was also wrong in thinking that Der Movement could be a vehicle for pursuing White racial interests: I was proven very wrong in this, as discussed in my “After Twenty Years” post.  In my defense, I had realized that the “movement” had serious problems as far back as around the year 2000 (or even earlier),and the Legion Europa project of the early 2000s was an attempt to offer an alternative, but that failed.  I was foolish in retrospect, however, to think that, after this failure, Der Movement could be reformed from within.  It is beyond redemption.

3. I was wrong as well to believe that various “movement” “isms” could be compatible, so that ethnonationalists and Nordicists could also be, at the same time, pan-European, with a nested set of interests – focusing primarily on their more narrow ingroup if they so chose, but still showing interest in, and solidarity with, the broader European population.  Subsequent history has proven me to be in error.  This was a mistake on my part, an error in judgment.

In my defense with respect to this, in theory it is possible for ethnonationalists and Nordicists to also be pan-European, if they are rational in their “isms” and view relatedness in a concentric manner.

But that’s theory.  In reality, in the real world, with irrational people, with fetishists and their dogma, it is practically not possible.  If I was less naive, I would have realized that, so that is another black mark against my judgment.

Now, if you believe that these errors of judgment disqualify me as a dependable commentator, that is certainly your right, but you must then also admit that:

A. I, unlike Der Movement’s “leadership,” am at least able to admit when I’m wrong.

B. If my rare errors are disqualifying, then the quota queens’ constant errors must be an order of magnitude more disqualifying, unless of course they have affirmative action protections in this regard.


Fundamental difference: the rare times I am wrong, I openly admit it; the endless times Der Movement is wrong, its “activists” and “leaders” won’t admit it, not one single time.

In Der News: 11/3/17

News, news, news.

So, how’s that ethnonationalism working out for you?  Emphasis added:

Pro-Brexit leaders like Nigel Farage and Daniel Hannan have hinted that after free movement from Europe is stopped, they want to open the doors to the world, and they don’t just mean in terms of trade. Politicians like these two seem to be very enthusiastic in promoting immigration from the former Colonies of the British Empire like India. The reason for this is that they believe, quite stupidly, that Britain has more in common with its former third world Colonies than the White countries of eastern Europe.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m no fan of mass migration, whether it is from White countries or non-white countries. The mass movement of people has always had negative effects and has always disproportionately impacted the working class. However, I am slightly perplexed by the hatred shown towards eastern European immigrants by normie-white British people, who also seem to show a rather laissez-faire attitude to their non-white neighbors.
I guess they simply are the clearest example yet of why civic nationalism is such a joke.
It would be ironic then, that if by freeing themselves from the European Union, British nationalists may actually succeed in making their own people’s demographic situation worse.

Yockey was right.  Narrow ethnonationlism is race treason; it’s treason to the West and our High Culture.

Hey, Roissy, how’s your God Emperor doing?

Outstanding comment:

It appears that the Trump administration has appointed antifa the national arbiter of who gets free speech on gov’t property and who does not.
NPI has had 4 or 5 successful conferences in the Reagan Building since its first there in 2011. I attended three. There has NEVER been ANY violence from NPI attendees. On several occasions there was violence outside the building by antifa, but it was contained.
Before each conference, antifa has threatened to disrupt the event. Even under Obama, the federal gov’t would not allow the threat of violence to shut down the NPI conference. Under Trump, that’s no longer the case.

Trump is President and Sessions is Attorney General, while Antifa runs wild in the streets with impunity, and Trump signs documents pledging to fight “dem raciss.”

But oh boy, he really knows how to “neg” folks, what an alpha he is!

The Far Right needs its own private property.

Spencer is correct about “Americana” here.

Vanguard movement?  Yes.  Nazi imagery?  No. A place for uniforms?  Yes.  Spencer has been making good sense recently; jettisoning Jorjani may have helped.  Addition by subtraction. Get rid of the jackassery as well.  “The European uniform” – yes. A flag?  What about the Legion Europa symbol – a Greek “L” and a runic “E?”   Er…Pepe?  Please, no. Overdoing the meme war…dear god yes.  Please stop it.

A Lack of Self Awareness

Something is missing.

This is a good podcast as far as it goes, particularly with respect to the DACA fiasco.

But something is missing.  I did not hear the comment: “We here were naïve about Trump, we exhibited poor judgment, we were wrong and others who long ago identified the truth about Trump were right.”

But, no, they cannot do that.  But let me ask one question to the readers here.  Some of the readers of EGI Notes are, I assume, also readers of Amren (and other standard “movement” sites).  So, the question to you, dear readers, is this: Which site, months before the election, correctly identified Trump as an unworthy buffoon and beta race cuck; and which enthusiastically pro-Trump site told you that Trump was “the last hope for White America?”

You know the answer to that, don’t you?  You also know that you – and by “you” I mean the “movement” rank-and-file – will do nothing about it, and will continue to support a leadership that has let you down time and time again.

Truth be told, many years ago, the Legion Europa project attempted to reason with the “movement.”  Years ago, when I was interviewed by Robert Griffin for his book, I outlined the types of activities that racial activists can do – centered around those that look to the Legionary movement for inspiration and/or those also centered around community activism – to actually make a difference.  What happened?  The Legion Europa project was either ignored or attacked; the advice in Griffin’s book went for nothing, as if I was speaking to the wind. The “movement” did not like the message, no, actually, the “movement” did not like the messenger, so it was all for nothing.

And old saying: “Every nation gets the leadership it deserves”  The same applies to racial activists – all of you get the leadership you deserve.  And now, the American “movement” sits around and scratches its collective (empty) head and wonders how they got fooled once again by a false “man on white horse” hero.

And so, the “movement” talks about “pattern recognition” – without recognizing the patterns inherent in its own failures.

Can you recognize any patterns?  Good luck with that.

White Bloc

A good idea.

I wholeheartedly endorse the idea of a “White Bloc” security squad to provide protection for public events. The Far Right cannot cede public spaces and their right to use such spaces without losing credibility to the general population.

There needs to be a division of labor.  You have the leaders, speakers, writers, intellectuals and you also need the “shock troops”  the “boots on the ground” to provide secure niches for the former group to effectively do their job of creating and spreading memes.  

If the Legion Europa idea had caught on, such a security squad would have emerged organically from such a pan-European elite formation.  But that was not to be.  Can a White Bloc be built up from Pepe-Kek lulzers?  Or are there some serious people out there? Spencer mentioned someone with military experience, so maybe there is hope.  I would strongly advise to go for quality not quantity.  Start with a small high-quality group and add similar people as they emerge, with extreme vetting (and sufficient training and discipline). Going for quantity will fill the ranks with morons and infiltrators, who will do – out of stupidity or mendacity – something stupid to discredit the group and get it into legal trouble.

Take a look at the Legionaries for an idea of how it all should be done.