Errors of strategy and tactics.
Putting aside my fundamental disagreements with Der Movement’s ideology, let us consider some of Der Movement’s greatest errors of the last 50 years, with respect to action, not ideas. This is certainly not a comprehensive list, and I’ve written about some of these things before (and written about other items not mentioned here). But it is useful for readers to rehash some of these important issues. At least some of us need to learn from mistake, even if the Quota Queens are unable to do so.
The transformation of the National Youth Alliance (NYA) into the National Alliance (NA). While the NYA unfortunately had some Type Is associated with it (which is why it collapsed as an entity in its original formulation), it was in its foundation a Type II group based on Yockey and Imperium. If it had survived and prospered, we could have had in America an authentic pan-European Type II organization. Instead, we got the Nordicist hardcore Type I NA, and all the promise of the NYA was lost. Lessons – Type Is are dangerous in leadership positions, and Nordicists will always try and subvert pan-Europeanism. This begins to get into ideology, not the topic of today’s post, so let’s move on.
Moving to the mountain. And whatever possibilities of positive advancement from the National Alliance were lost when the “national headquarters” moved from the DC area to the mountains of West Virginia. Whatever benefits that may have accrued from that move, they were more than outweighed by the negatives of having the headquarters of a group claiming to be the vanguard of worldwide racial revolution hidden away in the backroads of rural West Virginia. Careful readers of Griffin’s biography of Pierce, and those paying attention to Pierce’s comments over the years, can discern that the real reason for the move was simply Pierce’s Type I “twigs and branches” distaste for cities and his more positive attitude to the “mountain man” lifestyle. As regards the well-being of the NA’s mission, the move was a strategic blunder of the first magnitude. Remember – I was there for a visit, I saw it, and so I know of what I speak. There’s nothing wrong with the natural beauty of West Virginia and there’s nothing wrong with the long-suffering population of that state, abandoned by the coastal elites, but the mountains of West Virginia were simply not the place for the primary headquarters of a group that styled itself the vanguard of worldwide White Revolution.
Then there is the issue of public image; the perception of a small, powerless group, hiding out in the middle of nowhere, which would seem more even ludicrous given the group’s aforementioned pretensions of national and international influence.
The most prudent strategy would have been to hold two main headquarters, one (the primary headquarters) near some main artery of sociopolitical influence (e.g., the DC area) and a fail-safe, fallback position (e.g., West Virginia), where the group could retreat in times of crisis (one justification for WV given by Pierce was its security in times of major societal unrest and upheaval). It wasn’t necessary to have such a large property in West Virginia, and with the money flowing through the organization it was possible to have maintained two headquarters. With years of preparation, a cohort of followers, and all of the money, the issue of physical security for the primary (more central) headquarters could have been reasonably dealt with.
Spencer’s choice. If what was written about NPI was accurate, then Regnery was correct that it was a mistake for Spencer to compromise himself and his future political liability by becoming an overt “movement leader.” It would have been better for Spencer to have been the marketable “face” of the Far Right, leaving open the possibility of a future electoral campaign.
By the way, has anyone else noticed that the only substantive criticism Spencer gets is from the (Far) Right? If you want cheap laughs, check out his Twitter account, and see the “arguments” the Left uses to respond to his tweets. These fall into one of the following categories:
1. Posting the gif of Spencer being elbowed in the face. This is the most popular leftist riposte. According to the leftist “mind,” that constitutes an argument against Spencer’s views.
2. Calling him a “Nazi,” or a “bad person” or some other childish insult.
3. Mocking him over some aspect of his personal life.
Conspicuously missing is any actual argument against, or refutation of, Spencer’s views. The Left has no argument. All they have is force, censorship, deplatforming, childishness, and thuggery.
As a side note, the tendency of people like Duke and Spencer to restlessly move from one failed endeavor to another, with no staying power, focus, and deep planning, has wasted the time, effort, and money of many people. On the other hand, why Strom and Williams are trying to reanimate the dead corpse of the National Alliance is beyond reasonable understanding. These are the two extremes – never allowing an endeavor to fulfill its potential before moving on to something else vs. not knowing when to cash in your chips and bury the dead past.
Squandering Trump. The election of Trump could have provided at least four years of cover, behind which the Far Right could have quietly built an infrastructure, organized, infiltrated local communities, and targeted the 2018 and 2020 elections with right wing populist candidates, whose campaigns would not only be useful for propaganda but provide more cover behind which quiet organizing could have taken place. All this time, the blowhard Trump would have drawn the major attention of the Left, letting the Far Right do what it had to do without too much notice.
Instead we got Unite the Right, drunken podcasts, cosplay rallies and riots, the failed Alt Right corporation, humiliating infiltrations, open feuding, and no real organizing or infrastructure building whatsoever.
The rejection and murder of Joe Tommasi. I am not claiming that Tommasi’s guerilla warfare NSLF was (or is) the right approach, although it was seemingly well suited for the America of the early-to-mid 1970s, and it was certainly superior to the Stormtrooper dress-up and Esoteric Nazism of Koehl. Furthermore, had Tomassi lived, he may well have developed other approaches to further the cause, adapting to the changing times of the late 70s, 1980s, and beyond. Further, his emergence as a leader may have made the “movement” more accepting of, and palatable to, White ethnics. Regarding this latter issue, of course the opposite was the case. Tomassi was despised within the “movement” because of his heritage, derisively named “Tomato Joe” because of his “Italian heritage and less than Nordic complexion,” and while he was admired in one sense for being “a total fanatic,” he was the target or contemptuous “private caustic remarks” about his “ethnicity and appearance.” The more things change, the more they stay the same. White ethnics have no home whatsoever in Der Movement, Inc.
1 year ago
I’m not one to compromise on race, I’m pure Germanic, no mixed DNA, not even Slavic or Iberian. I don’t see any reason to dislike nick over this. He’s never claimed to be a pure european . I respect certain Arabs,Turks, Persians, Pashtuns, southern Italians, Greeks. These people are heavily mixed with non-white peoples yet they can conjure honour, just keep away from our white girls!
After all, Southern Italians and Greeks are no different from Arabs, Turks, Persians, and Pashtuns. They overlap completely on a PCA – have no doubt about it!
If this laughable retard had been tested with DNAPrint, he’d have been a “Eurasian mongrel.” Instead, being compared to himself with extensive “Germanic” parental populations with today’s “testing companies,” he’s as “pure” as a CEU Mormon would have been 15 years ago. Funny how one’s DNA changes depending upon how it is being measured. Paging Bohr and Heisenberg!
By the way, going back to Koehl vs. Tommasi, the existence of a homosexual cabal in the “movement” dating back to at least the 1960s and 70s should give pause – once again, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Tommasi, Conte, Polignano – why do they even bother? This is what Der Movement, Inc. wants to support, so that’s what it gets. After all, send your shekels to folks doing something that other people do for nothing. But, they’re so very…English, after all!
Of course, this starts delving into the issue of ideology, which is not the focus of this post, but is perhaps the largest failing of Der Movement. Thus, the “movement’s” rejection of, and animus toward, White ethnics, is not a major focus here, nor is its ethnic affirmative action program, particularly with respect to its “leadership.”
The Man on White Horse Syndrome. I’ve discussed this endlessly on this blog, so no reason to dwell on it here, but the amount of time and energy wasted on Reagan (and Goldwater? and Nixon?) Putin, Ron Paul, and, last but not least, Donald Trump, has been appalling. The obsessions with Tulsi Coconut and Andy Eggroll have been just plain embarrassing.
Over-reliance on the Internet. I have also written about this extensively as well. Putting all its eggs in the digital basket, the Far Right is not only uniquely vulnerable to deplatforming and other forms of online censorship, but it has forgotten, for the most part (Amren being somewhat of an exception) how to organize IRL. Racial preservation will be actualized in analog, by friends, we are not going to “save the race” by preserving digital images of Whites or by saving online files of White genetic information.
This is getting into ideology, but I’ll just mention letting the “movement” be hijacked by “HBD race realism” was a terrible mistake. In fact, the whole mainstreaming “big tent” trend was an error. I won’t even mention Millennial “Beavis-and-Butthead White nationalism” or Silk Road White nationalism, or any of these other bizarre wastes of time. The whole WN 2.0 scene was a terrible waste, as is pro-Jewish and/or pro-Asian strains of “White nationalism” (sic). The dominance of Type Is is also something that veers into the ideological, as is the obsession with “traditionalism.”
The degeneration of the “movement” into Der Movement, Inc., a money-making enterprise for grifters needs not to be gone into, as it has been discussed here before. I have nothing against people being full-time activists and living off donations and “movement” infrastructure – IF THEY EARN IT, IF THEIR LIFESTYLE IS TO SUPPORT RACIAL ACTIVISM INSTEAD OF USING RACIAL ACTIVISM TO SUPPORT THEIR LIFESTYLE. Can you name ONE of these tin cuppers who actually earns their “D’Nations” by means of real accomplishment? And those people who get the lion’s share of the money for doing things that other people do not nothing (running a website! podcasts!) are disgusting, as is using children as fundraising props.
Welcome defectives! The more the “movement” talks about eschewing defectives, the more it welcomes them. Amusingly, a “movement” that prides itself on its “elitism” and “racial superiority” has always gone for the lowest common denominator; it will take anyone White who can fog a mirror held up to their nose. This – combined with faulty ideology – drives quality people out of the “movement” – a form of Gresham’s law.