Category: MacDonald

More on Rome and Odds and Ends

Several issues.

Read this.  Emphasis added:

Although inhumation was practiced regularly in archaic Rome, cremation was the most common burial practice in the Mid- to Late Republic and the Empire into the 1st and 2nd centuries. Crematory images appear in Latin poetry on the theme of the dead and mourning. In one of the best-known classical Latin poems of mourning, Catullus writes of his long journey to attend to the funeral rites of his brother, who died abroad, and expresses his grief at addressing only silent ash.[13] When Propertius describes his dead lover Cynthia visiting him in a dream, the revenant’s dress is scorched down the side and the fire of the pyre has corroded the familiar ring she wears.[14]

Ultimately, inhumation would replace cremation; a variety of factors, including decreasing levels of urbanization and changes in attitudes to the afterlife, would contribute to this marked shift in popular burial practices.

So, a problem with the recent Rome paper – that is of course not their fault but they could have specifically mentioned it as a limitation of their study – is that they had to work with the samples available, those that were inhumed. They do make a statement in their supplementary section about class differences in Rome and how they believe they have a relatively representative sample, but they really cannot know this. 

In any case, consider the cremation issue. First, this may in part explain why they had so few Iron/Age Republics samples.  Second, and perhaps more importantly, it raises issues of representation later on as well. Were certain classes of Roman society more likely to cremate vs. inhume in any given period?  One finding of the paper was that the dominant ethnotype of the Iron Age/Republic samples – the more “West Mediterranean” type – was grossly under-represented in the Imperial samples. Was that because of a demographic displacement/replacement so significant as to be mirrored in the sample representation?  Or is at least part of the explanation that during the Imperial period most of the old Roman stock cremated their dead, while newcomers were more likely to inhume?

Sample sizes and assumptions about how representative the samples are – these are the two biggest weaknesses of the study. There’s nothing the authors can do about what the Romans did for their funerary practices but, as stated, they should have mentioned this, explicitly, in the main text of the paper. One can hope for more studies on other samples, if such are available.

With respect to “movement” heavy breathing, these issues can cut in both directions. Der Movement may wish to claim that all the Dolph Lundgrens in a toga were cremated and thus not analyzed; a counter-argument could be that the old Roman upper classes were all Julius Evolas in a toga, and that these are under-represented in the Iron Age/Republic because of cremation.  

Ancient Rome has become an excavation site known for its rather extravagant cemeteries. All in all, the commoners and wealthy families of Rome were buried in the same cemeteries; the wealthy, however, had more elaborate tombs. The tombs of the wealthy were typically cut out of bedrock and rectangular in shape. 

Any way of correlating the remains studied to social status?  According to the authors, no.

A Medicist critique of the paper by Crimson Guard:

They do not use any ancient samples aside from the Italian ones, but instead choose to use modern non Europeans Middle Eastern peoples as if these people have never underwent change,lol.  A minority of the Imperial samples group around Cypriots and where Ashkenazi/Sephardic Jews would often cluster around. Such Jews are mixed with European (primarily Roman era Italians and Greeks). It also does not take into account that certain Mediterranean populations like Druze and Turks tend to be closer to Southern Europeans due to a Neolithic and Bronze/Iron Age connection(including Sea People/Philistines) along with West to East migrations, here they interpret everything based on historical movements where its basically one way admixtures. They try to connect African to mean Sub-Saharan and Phoenicians with Sub-Saharan Africans and do the same with the North-African Ibero-Maurasian(which somehow also means or includes Neolithic Moroccans to them)  – meanwhile the R475 sample Etruscan is no where near North Africa let alone  Sub-Saharans Yoruba.  R80 and R132 are much more closer to Cypriots than to North Africans.

They also claim that I-M253 haplogroup arose in Northern Europe meanwhile early examples were found among  Linear Ware samples from Hungary.  LBK   had affinities to modern-day populations from the Near East and Anatolia. Steppe peoples were not Western Hunter Gathers either and they were not “European either.

These criticism are mostly correct.  And the inclusion of Basques in the Central/Northern Europe cluster is not only mindboggedly stupid, but is made to look nonsensical by the PCAs they included in their own paper. The haplotype sharing data became skewed by these bizarre and subjective decisions, never mind the labels they gave to various genetic ancestry components.

I’m sure the Nordicists will have different complaints and/or wildly alternative explanations.  I have repeatedly said that it is difficult to separate politics from population genetics. And if you believe that population geneticists themselves are free of political bias when it comes to their science, then you are painfully naïve.

However, there is much useful information in the paper, so we need to sift through the trash to find the isolated useful nuggets.


From the paper’s supplementary section (emphasis added):

…highlighting the substantial influence of this “eastern” influence on the genetic makeup of central Italians in Iron Age. Furthermore, the influence of this “eastern” ancestry is not limited to R437 and R850, as R1016 and R1015 can also be modeled as RMPR_CA + Anatolia_IA.SG, and R1016 (but not R1015) as RMPR_CA + Armenia_LBA

Thus, the Iron Age/Republic samples, at least some of them, seem more “Mediterranean” than those from the preceding Copper Age.  This is not consistent with “movement” dogma, despite whatever “spin” they would like to give.

Further, the higher WHG-related ancestry in some Iron Age/Republic samples are most likely due to derivation from the Copper Age situation in which higher WHG ancestry came into play, possibly through admixture with Neolithic populations with greater WHG percentages.  Based on the PCA data, those would seem most likely to be of the Ibero-Basque West Mediterranean type.

HBD fraud on display.

Yet another of the pitiful juvenile retards that Greg Johnson is dredging out of the Alt Right sewer to “write” for Counter-Currents.  The kids are alright!  Or Alt Right? 

We’re thin, fit, handsome, with strong jaw lines and good haircuts…We dominated them not only physically with our high testosterone voices….

Brandon/Brendan is getting ready to flirt.

Where does Johnson find these people?  Does he advertise? Wanted: Immature Millennial numbnuts to write for “traditionalist” ethnonationalist webzine. Triple digit IQ not required.

In all seriousness, it is good that these “Groypers” are challenging the false conservatives (that includes Trump himself by the way, that “sincere man of genuine greatness”), but the “kids” need to grow up.

Der Alt Right marches on:

Jane Dough 

Oh good. Another article telling the alt-Right to man up. We need more of those.

Gregory, please let us know the date and location for your IRL counter-insurgency, I’ll mark it on my calendar and try to attend.

What’s that, Gregory? Your job is to inspire others to man the barricades?

Oh. Okay.

txjon18  Jane Dough 

Conte is a dunce. Skipping to keep up with Richard Spencer, who himself has the brain of a woman. The problem with the American Alt-Right are the dumb people attempting to speak for it.

Russell McGinnis 

Oh, Good God, who keeps posting the whining and wailing of the Charlottesville drama queens?

They’re gonna continue to have for sure *plenty* to kick, whine, wail and shout about as they get bent over by the opposition…

…they are now Palestinians and have been for some time.

This author is “lazy and weak” because neither he nor his comrades will be caught dead actually taking the time to model the problem and design an actual material response that doesn’t involved whining, histrionics and 40 year jail terms.

Videogames have destroyed an entire generation

Putting aside the Beavis-and-Butthead aspects of the podcast, and whatever ideological criticisms I have – they are essentially (whether they admit it  or not) pathetic pro-minority Christian civil nationalists – the criticisms they make of Spencer and the Alt Right are on point. Unfortunately, these idiots are just as bad as what they criticize.  

Great Christians there who say “go fuck yourself” to anyone who disagrees with them.  Yes, you idiots, I don’t believe in “god” ‘– “god is the truth.”  I will quote Pontius Pilate – “what is truth?”  Cue these idiots telling me to “go fuck yourself.”  Very “godly” that! Godly!  Christian!  The mocking and ridicule of Richard Spencer – Godly! Christian!  I dislike Christians not only for ideological reasons but because of their consistent personal hypocrisy.  In my life I have known many people who called themselves “Christian” but in fact I have never known a single authentic Christian – someone who walks the walk and not just talks the talk.  Nietzsche was right – there was only one Christian and he died on the cross.  On second thought, St. Francis was also a genuine Christian – so here is a role model for all the Christnats to emulate.

And so one night, before bed, I decided to try it. I knelt down, next to my futon, adjusting my bare knees on the hard floor. I put my hands together, did one last eye-roll, cleared my throat, and commenced speaking to God.

It wasn’t a long conversation. But I did notice a certain calm come over me as I whispered in the dark. Also, it clarified in my mind what was really important in my life at that moment. That I stay sober. That I support my family and friends. That I be a good person to whatever degree I could.

I felt a sense of completion and satisfaction when I was done. Who, specifically, I was talking to when I did this, I could not determine then, and have never bothered to figure out since. My “God” is neither an old man on a cloud or the supernatural father of Jesus. He remains the same formless presence that appeared across from me that first night.

But if I actually stop and think about it, I would have to admit that this invisible entity definitely feels more male than female. To me, God is like a wise older man . . . a father, or a coach. But he isn’t always older. At times he’s like a close friend, a person who knows me better than I know myself, and whose perspective is larger than my own. In that sense, my personal God probably is male. To be totally honest, I cannot picture God as a female.

This is the guy cruising around Eastern Europe looking for native women to lay.  Apparently God – in the guise of Roissy and Roosh – was advising him on that. Note as well we’re apparently dealing with another Alt Right drunk.

The worst writer in the history of the Far Right strikes again.

Why would a handsome Prince of the Realm be dating Gavin Newsom’s 50-year-old sloppy seconds? Kim Guilfoyle is a year older than Melania Trump, and unlike the First Lady, does not carry the Balkan genes which have made Barron Trump a giant among men…

Cue Greg Johnson sweatily comparing the height of Barron Trump to that of Tom Cruise. Perhaps he can borrow some really big calipers from Durocher to accomplish the task.

But assuming you’ve got no time, patience, or energy for more than one Jeelvyan irascible philippic per day, the operative concept is the following: In order to shore up their relevance, Alt Lite, center-Right, and centrist types have to constantly proclaim victory after victory and loudly trumpet the size and scope of their following.

Sounds like Der Movement, no?  But then….

The deeper, Dissident Right doesn’t need to be massive…

That’s good, since the influence of the “Dissident Right” can be measured in microns.

…or even win all that often…

Good to see they are sufficiently self-aware there.

…in order to be relevant…

Which they’re not.

…our legitimacy…

Is non-existent.

…is derived from our allegiance to the truth. 

Hah!

We do not have to signal our high status…

There’s nothing to signal.

…it is self-evident from our quest for the answers to the really tough questions. 

Tough question – how to squeeze more “D’Nations” from all them suckers?

This makes us robust…

As a mouse.

…even a little bit antifragile to failure.

Good to hear it, or else they’d be falling apart several times per day.

I’ve noticed that whenever there is a Jew-Gentile conflict in the United States, there is often a Yankee vs. Jew situation in play…This also applies in the in the Demjanjuk case. Of course, Demjanjuk’s ancestors weren’t on the Mayflower or Arbella, he was most certainly not a Unitarian Universalist or Congregationalist, and he’d probably never heard of Cotton Mather. However, put his son and son-in-law (both shown in the film) in a blue Union Army uniform and they wouldn’t look out of place in Mr. Lincoln’s Army.

I mean, this is incredibly, outrageously retarded even for Counter-Currents. This idiotic author inserts a completely superfluous aside about “Yankee vs. Jew situation” conflict – which hasn’t existed for decades, quite the opposite according to Lind’s “American Tribes” paradigm – in an essay about the Demjanjuk case, and then tries to justify using a Ukrainian to illustrate the “Yankee vs. Jew situation” with “…put his son and son-in-law (both shown in the film) in a blue Union Army uniform and they wouldn’t look out of place in Mr. Lincoln’s Army.”  If I actually tried to mock and ridicule Counter-Currents by attempting to invent some sort of absurdity one would expect from the site as it is exists today, I couldn’t be able to come up with anything so ludicrous. Congratulations for hitting a new low.

It is amazing that even after the embarrassing collapse of the Alt Right, the complete exposure of WN 2.0 as a pitifully pathetic empty shell, and the humiliations of Trump’s endless betrayals, the Beavis-and-Butthead crowd are still pushing the Pepe nonsense.

But, but, but…He’s a sincere man of genuine greatness, and don’t you forget it!  Also, send in those “D”Nations” to Counter-Currents.  After all, those who give live in the golden age today!


And what if someone’s entire “activist” history is one long “faux pas?”  Any accountability?


Hey! If affirmative action is still banned in Washington state, then why do we have “movement leaders” living there?


A book for Der Movement.


Fisking Zman:

One of the curious things about conservatism, as in Buckley-style conservatism, is that it never examined its failures. Even today, when asked about why they were unable to muster a defense against the homosexualization of the culture, a guy like Charlie Kirk is poleaxed by the question. He’s standing in front of a sign that reads “culture war” alongside a homosexual and he is baffled about the question. Even the more thoughtful and honest among conservatives have a huge blind spot for their past.

Rewritten:

One of the curious things about Der Movement, as in the Alt Right, is that it never examined its failures. Even today, when asked about why they were unable to muster a defense against the homosexualization of the “movement,” activists are poleaxed by the question. They talk about “traditionalism” alongside homosexuals and are baffled about the question. Even the more thoughtful and honest among Alt Righters have a huge blind spot for their past.

Back to Zman:

Conservatives never stop to think that maybe California is what the ruling class wants for all of North America. After all, the people running those tech giants are living great lives. In fact, they live lives no mortals have experienced in the history of man, so from their perspective, the system works. It’s not just the plutocrats at the top. All the way down the line, the managerial elite is now living as aristocrats. Sure, there is rot down toward the bottom, but that’s true of all ruling elites.

Rewritten:

Rank-and-file activists never stop to think that maybe Der Movement is what the ruling class wants for all of racial activism. After all, the people running those blogs and organizations are living great lives. From their perspective, the system works. It’s not just the “rock stars” at the top. All the way down the line, the Quota Queens are now living as racial aristocrats. Sure, there is rot between the ears, but that’s true of all “movement” elites.

Back to Zman:

The United States was never a nation in the tradition sense. It was always a federation of nations. The structure the Founders created was an explicit acknowledgement of it. The regional difference in the colonies at the time of the founding were not superficial. Those regional differences are still with us today, despite the migrant wave unleashed on many parts by the ruling class. America was always a house with many mansions.

These guys extend their ethnonationalism to the concept of America itself.  There is nothing they don’t try to divide. Ever notice that all these types are supporters of HBD?

Der Movement Makes You Stupid

And HBD is particularly bad.

Following up on this, let us not forget this.

Sweden’s population is highly individualistic, but operates with a societal consensus, while Sicily has strong families but little cooperation at the societal level.

Now, contrast that with MacDonald’s shallow assertion that Southern Italy is collectivist. Now, the Counter-Currents review is of the same work of MacDonald that MacDonald himself was discussing. Thus, if we try to merge both viewpoints of the same work, then we can conclude that a people that exhibit “little cooperation at the societal level” are “collectivist.”  That’s obviously an oxymoron.  These guys, lost in their sea of lies and hand-waving spin, simply can’t keep their stories straight.  Also note that peoples who are “highly individualistic” also operate “with a societal consensus” – which is almost as inconsistent as stating that folks who can’t cooperate at a level higher than the family are somehow “collectivist.”  Amoral familism is not collectivism, quite the opposite, and the “highly individualistic” Germanic populations cannot be that “highly individualistic” as they are prone to “societal consensus” of a mind-numbing conformity (see the SJW hysteria currently infecting the West).

So, in summary, Der Movement believes that people that operate with a societal consensus, easily invest in collective social goods, and who effectively work together are “highly individualistic;” while people who do not cooperate at the societal level, resist investing in collective social goods, and are composed of squabbling atomized families who don’t pull together are “collectivist.”  If that sounds absolutely crazy to you, that’s because it is.

It’s ludicrous.  If Italy – at least the south – was “collectivist” then they’d band together to at least stop the “migrant” invasion of their nation.  What’s the reality? The anti-immigration Salvini (a “Germanic” “individualist” Northern Italian, by the way) is gone, and the influx (aided and abetted by Northern Europeans) continues. The Italian mafia actually enables human trafficking of illegal immigrants into Italy in order to make money. They are destroying their own people and culture for individual and family self-aggrandizement. Collectivist?  Is corruption and organized crime collectivist? If you really want to see collectivism as a national trait look at the Jews and the Chinese, the HBD favorites. Collectivism?  How about German National Socialism?  That seems to be a lot more “collectivist” than a bunch of Afrowops scurrying around, all wrecking their own nation and people to make a buck.

HBD makes people stupid.  Der Movement’s fetishistic dogmas make people stupid. Always having to shove a square peg of dogma into a round hole of reality should cause severe cognitive dissonance in all of our “movement” “rock stars.”

So, this is a good Taylor video, but it demonstrates a lack of self-awareness.

“Say yes to your friends and no to your enemies.”

So – maybe stop slamming White ethnics and praising Jews?  Who’s been trying to shut down Amren?  Jewish organizations and/or organizations with strong Jewish support.  Who, on the other hand, used to be Amren supporters, even writers? Who do you attack?  Who do you praise?  Indeed, stop taking orders from people who hate you.

 

And, getting back to the main point of the video – what does this say about that “sincere man of genuine greatness” Donald Trump?  Any comments about that Greg?

It isn’t just HBD that makes people stupid.  Der Movement itself makes people stupid. Look what’s happened to people who’ve marinated in the “movement” milieu for years. MacDonald went from being a courageous and thoughtful scholar to a sweaty Kempian, spouting nonsense that isn’t even internally consistent or even superficially logical, never mind historically accurate. Johnson went from being a reasonably useful metapolitical contributor to a gaslighting grifter concerned about spiting Richard Spencer and garnering as much “D’Nations” as possible. David Duke, maniacally focused on “Zionism” to the exclusion of everything else, has been reduced to endorsing an anti-White half-Samoan leftist who supports reparations for Negroes. The National Alliance has become a pathetic caricature of what it was under Pierce (which itself wasn’t so hot). Whatever promise Spencer had as an activist before he took over NPI has been flushed down the toilet, and he’s become basically a meme for both the Left (elbowing in the face videos) and the Right (the face of Beavis-and-Butthead White nationalism). Taylor is an intelligent and well-educated man, and articulate enough to have been a viable political candidate (in the proper context), but he doesn’t realize when his video criticisms of others apply equally to the direction Amren has taken (HBD is also a problem there). And if guys like Johnson label me as “crazy and bitter,” then chalk that up to my experiences in the “movement” as well.  If Ted Sallis is now unbalanced and defective, as my detractors claim, then that’s from 25 years exposure to the madness of the “movement.”

Food for thought, isn’t it?

Jews, the Decline of MacDonald, and Other News

Jews and other news.

An excellent Joyce piece about Jewish self-glorification.

Jews have a joke among themselves that goes something like this: A class of schoolchildren is asked to produce an essay about giraffes; little Tom Smith hands in a piece on the neck; little John Baker writes about its diet; others write about the tail, the environment, and so on. Then little Benny Cohen hands in his paper, and it is titled “The Giraffe and the Jews.”

The joke, little-known among non-Jews, conveys an important truism — that, for Jews, everything, no matter how distant or abstract, often comes back to the idea and feeling of being Jewish. In other words, it is a joke about Jewish ethnocentrism. That non-Jews aren’t very familiar with the joke speaks to the fact that Jewish ethnocentrism is something that is very frequently discussed and celebrated by Jews, but also something that is frequently downplayed, obscured, or even denied when queried by outgroups.

Indeed.

A particularly interesting aspect of the study by Brown et al. is the response to increasing rates of intermarriage among American Jews. Jewish intermarriage has been raised as evidence by some scholars objecting to analyses of Jewish ethnocentrism, most notably and recently by Nathan Cofnas.[6] However, as Brown et al. note, given more than a century of intense assimilation and acceptance by the host population and a population size of only around 3%, “an endogamy rate [among Jews] of 50% is surprisingly high.”

People familiar with my work over a long period of time may remember that I did a quantitative analysis of this, graphing various White American ethnic groups for proportion of the population (X axis) and outmarriage rate (Y axis). A linear relationship was established – the smaller the group, the greater the outmarriage rate (since the greater the chance of a partner of a different ethnicity). I then tried to place Jews (in America) on that line and saw that they didn’t fit; indeed, their outmarriage rate was depressed compared to gentile groups of similar population size (who had outmarriage rates of greater than 70%). Of course, the more ethnocentric Jews practice endogamy, and if ethnocentrism has, at least in part, a genetic component, this trend would have the effect of increasing Jewish ethnocentrism over time.

One can note that arguments about Jewish outmarriage rates, while perhaps relevant to Jewish genetic strategies, are not directly relevant to the effects of Jews in White societies. Even if Jews are destroying their ethnic integrity through outmarriage (which is questionable) that doesn’t obligate other groups to endure Jewish destructive behavior toward those other groups for the period of time that Jews are still extant.

And speaking of self-glorification, isn’t that what Jewish involvement in the HBD cult is about?  When is Joyce going to denounce that cult and denounce “pro-White activists” who seemingly care more about Jews than about European-derived peoples?  Both Joyce and Strom write good things about the general subject of the Jews, but when it comes to criticizing people on the (Far) Right who are slavishly pro-Jewish, they suddenly become reticent.

And then we have this nonsense:

TOQLIVE: JAMES EDWARDS HOSTS KEVIN MACDONALD: INDIVIDUALISM AND THE WESTERN LIBERAL TRADITION

What that basically is, is MacDonald going hardcore, ultra-Nordicist. And why not?  I’ve predicted a convergence of HBD, anti-panEuropeanism, Nordicism, etc., with the net effect of alleged anti-Semites being puppets being manipulated by the likes of Hart and Unz.  And, a per the vast majority of my other predictions, I’ve been proven right.  MacDonald is so hysterical in his HBD-Nordicism that he makes ludicrous comments.  One example is the Kempian talking points about complete population replacement in Rome, which is not only factually incorrect but logically inconsistent with the idea that North/South European differences have been place since the Neolithic. Another example is the idea that Southern Italy is “collectivist” while the truth is that the amoral familism there is inherently anti-collectivist – there is no sense of civic duty or ethnic loyalty or nationalism, just loyalty to smaller family units.  I wrote about that at my old Richard Lynn’s Pseudoscience blog:

Amoral Familism is Not Ethnocentrism
This Afrowop defect is not the same as this.
That the HBDers are apparently unable or unwilling to distinguish amoral familism from ethnocentrism does not reflect well on their intelligence or their honesty.
Whether amoral familism is a step on the universalism-ethnocentrism spectrum, or represents an independent entity (in which case we would have at at least a triangle rather than a straight line representing the possibilities), is open to debate.
However, it should be clear that in many ways amoral familism is, practically speaking, as opposed to ethnocentrism as universalism is.  Universalism rejects ethnocentrism because it sees the ethnocentric view as too selfish and narrow, amoral familism rejects ethnocentrism because it is too broad and selfless.
For EGI, ethnocentrism is the “sweet spot,” and the other two options are defects.  From the standpoint of building a civil society, amoral familism is the worst, ethnocentrism is the best in a (relatively) homogeneous state but leads to problems in multiculturalism.  Universalism allows for temporary smooth functioning in a multicultural state, but long term leads to ethnic replacement of universalists by ethnocentrists.  Universalism in a homogeneous state is not stable, since it will eventually lead to alien immigration and multiculturalism.
A moderate degree of ethnocentrism in a (relatively) homogeneous state is more optimal than the alternatives.
There is also a question of the relative hereditability of these behavioral patterns.  The more genetically influenced, the more the pattern should hold with migration and existence in multicultural societies. The two extremes of universalism and ethnocentrism may be most heritable.  Contra the HBDers, aside from a dwindling number of mobsters, Afrowops in America really don’t practice amoral familism, while Jews and other Asians definitely still practice ethnocentrism. Thus, I doubt that amoral familism hereditability of these behavioral patterns.  The more genetically influenced, the more the pattern should hold with migration and existence in multicultural societies. The two extremes of universalism and ethnocentrism may be most heritable.  Contra the HBDers, aside from a dwindling number of mobsters, Afrowops in America really don’t practice amoral familism, while Jews and other Asians definitely still practice ethnocentrism. Thus, I doubt that amoral familism is strongly heritable.  It seems like a very plastic behavioral phenotype.
While it may be extremely difficult to make ethnocentrics into more disinterested civic-minded people, hopefully the more universalist and ex-familistic can be “trained” to become more ethnocentric, in competition to those with an innate sense of extreme ethnocentrism.
This isn’t the kind of analysis one would get from a HBDer, who instead would be pathetically groveling in front of the Altar of Asia, and worshiping a pile of yarmulkes.

HBD: the enemy of truth.

MacDonald is essentially trashing his legacy in his old age.  While it is sad to see, and unfortunate, it doesn’t obligate me to pull my punches when I comment on such mendacity.

Trump’s campaign antagonism toward the military and intelligence world was at best a millimeter thick. Like almost everything else he said as a candidate, it was a gimmick, designed to get votes. That he was insincere and full of it…

But, hey, according to Greg Johnson, Trump’s sincere, a man of genuine greatness, who could have won with Jeb Bush’s political views.  Even Trump himself refutes the latter, as chronicled at this site.  But Johnson continuously insists otherwise. Is that rent-seeking behavior?  Is Johnson using the Counter-Currents platform to gaslight his readers in order to safeguard his own reputation and the flow of “D’Nations?”

Not a bad Zman essay…particularly as it repeats points made here years ago.

After all, she’s of great benefit to all humanity. Why would anyone think otherwise?  How dare you!  In all seriousness, the positive attitude of Der Movement to that obviously unbalanced little Ladogan is truly tragicomic and pathetic. It is also confirmation of the validity of my criticism of Der Movement.

Hey!  Giovanni Gentile had that Ray Luca-John Gotti-Judge Napolitano puffed up hairstyle.  It’s in the blood, apparently.

Thanks, Assholes!

Hypocrisy and sweaty fetishism…it’s just another day in Der Movement.

Until guys like Johnson take responsibility for these events, due to their history of constant failure and tragicomic ineptness, making activists desperate enough to lash out, I really am not interested in their cookie-cutter, intellectually lazy form letter style of disavowals and explanations. To quote – thanks, assholes.

An excellent comment (emphasis added):

Occident
Posted October 10, 2019 at 9:57 am | Permalink
This reminds me of an article I recently read that mounted an impassioned philosophical argument against pedophilia….quoting actual philosophers and stuff!! Because pedophiles are so susceptible to dialectical Hegelian logic, right? It’s gonna work. It’s gotta work!
Same thing here. We’re gonna have a civil and rational counter-hegemonic discourse with POC about a peaceful racial divorce? The author must not have much real-world experience with POC. The one thing that they absolutely must have in order to survive is access to White wealth and civilization. Separated from Whites, not one in twenty would be alive after three months. And they know it. And they hate both themselves and us for it. Attempt all the rational discourse you want. You may as well make faces at the Sphinx. As soon as they figure out we would like to stop subsidizing them, they will go apeshit. And POC sure as hell don’t give (and have never given) a single f-k about the doings of their own, especially jews, they revolutionaries that bombed Brits in encyclopedias and books of great importance.

Moreover, not a single revolution in history, in the magnitude you envision (massive racial separation and the gain (or loss) of a dominant status in the society as a group) has happened peacefully. Name just one, I’m waiting. And while you try to figure out some vague example, I’ll name Israel and almost every European nation-state post WWI that has achieved their goals with it.

All you propose is pearl clutching and pointless discourse that has failed in USA for almost a hundred years now, HUNDRED, and you keep on beating around the same bush.

More evidence for the Nordicist-ethnonationalist-HBDer alliance. Yet even more evidence. We’re headed in the direction where the morons of Der Movement will be manipulated from behind the scenes by the likes of Hart, Weissberg, Levin, and Unz.  Again – thanks, assholes.  

By the way, when are these hypocrites going to reconcile their heavy breathing over these “eternal lines” dating from the Neolithic with their fantasies of a Nordic Ancient Mediterranean later replaced by other peoples?  Hey, as long as the two sets of sweaty fetishism are in separate articles written by different people – and preferably not posted on the same day – then we’re all good!

Zman:

According to official statistics, 20% of the population of Sweden is now foreign born, but that is not the whole story. According to more sober minded estimates, the demographic replacement is advancing quickly. Like America, the white population will be a minority by mid-century or sooner. In that regard, it will no longer be Sweden. Why the rulers of Sweden decided to suicide their people in this way boggles the mind. America, can at least blame slavery. The Swedes can only blame themselves…

That must be from all that Western Hunter Gatherer social cohesion….destroying your nation in a very cohesive, a socially cohesive, manner.  And when that gets boring, take a boat out to the Mediterranean and start destroying other people’s nations as well.  

Brandon/Brendon and Pilleater will be the role models for this mentoring.  Remember, those who support Counter-Currents (with “D’Nations” of course), live in the Golden Age today!

Frankennutzi

Building the ideal activist.

Imagine trying to build the ideal White racial nationalist out of the attributes of different individuals, akin to how the Frankenstein monster was built out of the body parts of different individuals. We can call this creation Frankennutzi.

We can mix the pan-Europeanism of Francis Parker Yockey, Oswald Mosley, Norman Lowell, and Ted Sallis; the futurism of Marinetti; the radicalism of William Pierce; the intelligence of Kevin Strom; the optics of Jared Taylor; the gravitas and seriousness of Revilo Oliver; the scientific understanding of Ted Sallis; the ethnological insights of Frank Salter; the prescience and judgment of Ted Sallis; the JQ attitude of MacDonald; and the sexual realism of Roger Devlin.

We can also consider the reverse.

Frankennutcase:

The humility of Richard Spencer; the tolerance of criticism, ethnonationalism, judgment, and traditionalism of Greg Johnson; the class, elegance, and sexual restraint of Donald Trump; the trustworthiness of Silver; the rampant masculinity of James O’Meara, the fiscal responsibility of David Duke; the maturity and optics of Anglin, TRS, and the cosplay crowd; the science of Greg Cochran and Richard Lynn; the Nordicism of Hans Gunther, William Pierce, and Richard McCulloch; the gravitas of Parrott and Heimbach; the racial science of Durocher; the seriousness of Roissy; the attitude toward Asians of Majority Rights; the intelligence of the current crop of Counter-Currents writers; the racial loyalty of John Derbyshire; the JQ attitude of Zman; and, well, you get the picture.

Der Alt Right Marches On

The usual failures and humiliations.

What happened? Answer: David Duke is a fool. So is Spencer. So is anyone in Der Movement who endorsed or otherwise supported or promoted Princess Tulsi Coconut.  It’s not even primary season yet, and the Quota Queens are already being humiliated by their Man on White Horse Syndrome (or in this case, Woman on Samoan Surfboard Syndrome) candidates. Keep on enabling your “leaders” though, because, well, you know….

Meanwhile, Trump’s DOJ is hard at work.  Is Trump going to plan an Otto Skorzeny-style operation (a la Mussolini) to rescue A$AP Rocky?  MAGA! Pepe!  Kek!

Meanwhile, again, Trump is monitoring the situation. What is there to “consider?”  Just do it or don’t do it.  You see, this way, Trump has all the MAGA yokels excited about the “impeding action” – without having to actually do anything except producing another blustering tweet.  MAGA!  Pepe!  Kek!

A perfect inversion of reality (from Counter-Currents, of course):

Darryl Cooper: Something that you just said, definitely it’s something I’ve observed. I think maybe ten, fifteen, or twenty years ago, a lot of the time when you would think of a White Nationalist, you’re not necessarily thinking of a savory character. And I think there was probably some justice to that stereotype. But a lot of the people that I’m meeting now, who self-identify as Alt Right, like you said, are college-educated people who are well put together, who carry themselves well, who often have families that are at a young age and who take care of them. It’s definitely a different brand of people than the Venice Beach skinhead that I would have run into when I was a kid. I don’t want to leave that theme of alienation that you were talking about right now, but we’re going to get into that in a little bit. I kind of have that earmarked.

From my approximately quarter-century involvement in the American racial nationalist scene, my impression is exactly the opposite.  Well, almost exactly the opposite.  I think the most accurate analogy is with the American class system. In the past, we had a real and dynamic (White) middle class that was the backbone of the nation, with some rich and some poor above and below.  Today, that middle is evaporating, and society is starting to separate into broad categories of “haves” and “have nots.” Similarly, in the past, you had a solid “middle class” or fairly useful activists, with, obviously, some real Nutzi nutcases at the bottom and a few intellectual types at the top.  Today, that middle ground of solid activists is almost gone; instead we have a greater number of intellectuals and academic types, but a huge number of dysfunctional Nutzis, juvenile jackasses, and freaks/perverts.  And even the upper crust of intellectuals are problematic, since many them are jackasses, freaks, perverts, drug addicts, grifters, those with terminally bad judgment, or some combination thereof.  Overall, the quality of activists is lower now than in the past, and the Alt Right in particular is – or more properly was – a real cesspool of manifest inferiority.

Donald Trump and Greg Johnson

A tale of two hypocrites.

Ted Cruz is an infinitely better man that the walking pile of feces Antifa Don Trump.

Since literally the first day of President Trump’s term, the federal government has done very little to prevent leftist political violence. Now, there are attacks on law enforcement officials, cheered on by a nationwide network. What did the DOJ think would happen after years of tolerating lawlessness?

A government is the monopoly of force within a territory. If President Trump’s DOJ refuses at least to investigate antifa in the wake of Van Spronson’s attack, it has ceded that monopoly. Already, President Trump has proven himself unable or unwilling to enforce America’s immigration laws. Now, he seems indifferent to attacks on public servants. Rather than tweeting, he should act. Tolerate political violence and it will escalate. This attack is surely a harbinger of more. If President Trump won’t defend immigration law enforcement officials, they won’t defend America.

The Trump administration has not installed a single mile of new wall in a previously fenceless part of the U.S.-Mexico border in the 30 months since President Trump assumed office, despite his campaign promise to construct a “big beautiful wall.”

Roissy is back online.  Is he going to be man enough to admit how majestically wrong he’s been about Fat Donnie?

This here may be one of the most hypocritical and dishonest things Johnson has ever written. Yes, principles are more important than people, so even though HBDers themselves expose Rushton as a fraud and a hypocrite, Johnson defends him because he was his “friend.”

Now let’s apply this analysis to the question of how White Nationalists should approach the Trump question. Consider, for instance, Trump’s tweets inviting an America-hating Muslim, Somali-born Representative Ilhan Omar, to go back to her home country.

The broad-minded approach is to use this controversy to talk about ideas. 

I agree. I talk about the idea that Der Movement is an utter failure, as exemplified by its repeated Man on White Horse humiliations, and Trump is an excellent example to use to illustrate this point to the rank-and file.

The small-minded approach is to use this controversy to talk about people. For instance, Richard Spencer appeared briefly on CNN. Instead of talking about the issues raised by this debate…

And so Johnson hypocritically uses the CNN controversy to once again personally bash Spencer.  Calm down Greg and think about someone else for a moment.

The basic Spencer code is to denigrate his natural base while preening as big-brained…

Unlike Johnson, of course.

 …and grandstanding to the Left. A comic genius described it as glitter bombing. Sadly, it doesn’t leave much time to talk about ideas.

Such as the idea of endlessly obsessing over Richard Spencer.

It does not occur to them that nobody need support Trump the man—in part or in toto—to use him as an occasion to defend good ideas and attack bad ones.

Attacking bad ideas – like the Man on White Horse Syndrome or Der Movement’s ethnic affirmative action policy, both of which are relevant to the author of the piece I am now critiquing.

And if Trump is only an occasion to enter the battle of ideas, then it does not matter if he means what he says, or whether he will follow through with his proposals. Obviously, we’d like Trump to be a sincere and effective advocate for pro-white policies. 

But if that is our constituency, then our movement has no future.

It doesn’t have a future.

Those who are playing a long game…

Snug in their hobbit hole.

…recognize that the nearly 60 million white Americans who voted for Donald Trump are the natural constituency for National Populism in America. The most important thing is to uphold the right principles and communicate them to the National Populist electorate that Trump has created and is increasingly disappointing and frustrating. When Trump is gone, it is our job to lead them. 

These guys can’t even lead a tiny “movement” but they will lead “nearly 60 million white Americans” to victory.

But we cannot lead them if we do not connect with them. And we cannot connect with them if we go out of our way to alienate them.

Yes, you will connect with them, and not alienate them, by running hyper-Nordicist screeds by the likes of Ash Donaldson, combined with other esoteric content of Counter-Currents. I thought Counter-Currents was aimed at the “high-IQ crowd” and not to “the nearly 60 million white Americans who voted for Donald Trump?”  

As far as White Nationalists were concerned, this was never just about Trump. It was always about advancing our ideas. 

Trump was always just an occasion for White Nationalists to enter the political debate. 

And they didn’t do it. Instead, they engaged in MAGA Pepe Kek hysteria, did Unite the Right, engaged in catty feuds, panhandled for “D’Nations,” and did navel-gazing podcasts.

He smashed the Republican gentleman’s agreement never to talk about whether global trade and non-white immigration are good for America. It was truly magnificent.

Yes, talk about “big hands” combined with total ignorance during debates was truly magnificent.

Trump asked the right questions…

Such as “where is the nearest MacDonald’s?”

…but at best, his answers were half-measures, and half-implemented half-measures are not the solutions Americans need. They are not what his electorate is increasingly clamoring for. But that too is an opportunity for us.

An opportunity to endorse Andy Eggroll. No, wait, Princess Tulsi Coconut, no wait….

I think some of the spoiled child reactions to Trump’s failures and betrayals come from people who somehow convinced themselves that Trump really was going to save America. 

” people who somehow convinced themselves that Trump really was going to save America” – like Greg Johnson, Richard Spencer, Richard McCulloch, Jared Taylor, Kevin MacDonald, and Roissy.

But that was never realistic. He was one man, advocating confused civic nationalist half-measures against the whole media and political establishment. Trump was never going to save America. 

And, again, the post linked here contains some of Johnson’s hysterical Man on White Horse Syndrome comments about Trump two-to-three years ago. 

That was always our job. It still is.

Pure delusion. 

Trump is not the last chance for National Populism in America. 

Tell that to Amren and The Occidental Observer.

He is just the beginning. He was not the last chance for white America. 

Why didn’t Johnson tell that to Taylor and MacDonald back in 2016?  20-20 hindsight three years too late?

He was the system’s last chance to preserve itself in the face of massive demographic change. When Trump is no longer President, our mantra must be “Trumpism has not failed. Trumpism has never been tried.” 

Boy, that’s inspiring!

Only then we will start calling it National Populism, and if we play the long game, we will have created a whole new political movement to secure its triumph.

These guys can’t even hold a small meeting without it being infiltrated but they’re going to build the grand political movement that will secure for us our – inevitable of course! – triumph.  National Populism –  brought to you by preening elitists who sniff about “Kali Yuga” and Guenon.

The bad news is that Trump turned out to be better at campaigning than governing. The good news is that he will soon go back on the campaign trail, and if “Send her back” is any indication, it’s going to be another magnificent opportunity to move the national mind in our direction. 

Like the grand success of 2016, which has led America to be farther to the left, and more anti-WN, than ever before.

When that time comes, I hope our best propagandists will not sit it out, sulking in their tents like Achilles.

Or sulking like male meeting attendees who failed in their flirting with Pilleater.

If we are going to effectively advance our ideas, we cannot get distracted by the politics of personality…

Including hatred of Spencer?

…including our own personal issues. 

Projection?

We must never lose sight of our ultimate aim, which is a homeland for whites in North America.

A snug hobbit hole for every White American!  A caliper for every skull!

Johnson’s essay is one part hypocrisy and two parts dishonesty.

Hypocrisy: We must concentrate on ideas, not people – except of course when we defend the likes of Rushton out of friendship and constantly attack Richard Spencer out of some obsessive animus. Never mind that when someone too sharply criticizes his own ideas at his blog, the response is “this will be your last comment here.”

Dishonesty: First, by ignoring the fact that Johnson and his buddies were indeed engaging in God Emperor Pepe MAGA Kek hysteria about Trump and, more importantly, second, that pointed criticism of Trump as a fraud does not have to be a “small-minded” interest in “people not ideas,” but rather a principled argument against the endlessly repeated Man on White Horse Syndrome error, and also an argument that the same “movement” that makes that (obvious) mistake over and over again is unfit to be a vehicle for White preservationism.

Other news:

1969: America lands men on the moon

2019: We have this.  Racial harmony!

See this. While I have some degree of skepticism toward such tests (can they detect psychopaths? Can someone be trained to defeat them?) And while they are not 100% accurate, something is better than nothing, and perhaps such tests can be one component (not the whole thing!) of a real “extreme vetting” program, at least for more important positions. One wonders also if “random screening” should be done even after acceptance, since people who may originally be sincere, can “turn” later.  Also, in the case of a real infiltrator, if they somehow bypassed the test on the first go around, where they may have been prepared for it, on a second, unexpected, random screening, they may be caught.  The screening itself needs to be done by different people and double-checked – what if the screener is an infiltrator as well?