These days I try and avoid linking to either side off the Alt Right feud, Counter-Currents or AltRight.com, but I figure no one would believe me if I talked about this without giving a link.
Johnson in blockquotes with plain font, Jorjani in italics. Some relevant excerpts:
…I want to focus on some of the truly amazing background details that Jorjani gives linking his work with the Iranian Renaissance movement and the Altright Corporation to a shadowy network of power-brokers and influence agents with connections to business, politics, and secret societies that people today loosely call the “Deep State.”
Among the figures that Jorjani names are Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, who served briefly as President Trump’s National Security Adviser; Walid Phares, a Right-wing Lebanese Maronite Christian who has advised both Mitt Romney and Donald Trump on Middle East affairs; former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon; Michael Bagley, president of Jellyfish, a private intelligence firm, and former intelligence director of the infamous Blackwater/ Xe /Academi mercenary company (founded by ex-Navy SEAL Erik Prince, brother of Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Secretary of Education); and a mysterious London-based figure Jorjani refers to only as “X,” a fellow based in some sort of secret society with tentacles in many pies, including the White Nationalist London Forum, Iranian exile groups, billion-dollar petroleum deals, and overthrowing the government of Venezuela…
…To sum up: the London-based X and his associates control (in some shadowy, unofficial way) or at least influence the Blackwater-linked private intelligence firm Jellyfish. General Michael Flynn, who became Trump’s first National Security Adviser, worked unofficially for Jellyfish while crafting Trump’s policies for Iran and the Arab world. Another unofficial Jellyfish associate, Walid Phares, holds no official post in the Trump administration, but he is supposed to be the “shadow” Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson being a mere figurehead. Jorjani and his Iranian Renaissance associates hoped to use these connections to shape Trump’s Iran policy.
Let’s hear a bit directly from Jorjani here:
Together with X and Michael, a plan was hammered out to secure my position as the leader of the Alt-Right by creating a corporate structure that unified the major institutions of the movement, in both North America and Europe, bringing Richard’s National Policy Institute think tank together with Daniel Friberg’s European Arktos publishing house, and the Red Ice Radio and Television network founded by Henrik Palmgren. A major investment would allow me to become a majority shareholder both in this new Alt-Right Corporation, and in its would-be subsidiary, Arktos Media, replacing Daniel Friberg as its CEO. . . .
The funds for this investment into the Alt-Right Corporation, through yours truly, were going to be secured through a multi-billion dollar black budget for a classified project to be implemented by the Trump Administration. That project involved the construction of a vast constellation of “micro cities” in North Africa and Western Anatolia to contain the flow of migrants from the Islamic world into Europe, and to act as resettlement areas for illegal immigrants expelled from European countries. . . .
There you have it. Jason Jorjani created the Alt Right Corporation, which aimed to somehow consolidate three of the most important Alt Right entities — Richard Spencer’s operations (Radix, NPI, Washington Summit Publishers), Arktos Media, and Red Ice — under a single corporate structure. He created it at the urging of a Deep State duo, Jellyfish president Michael Bagley and X, an international man of mystery.
Here’s my hypothesis: If I wanted to harm the Iranian Renaissance movement and promote the neocon Iran agenda, I would try to destroy the Iranian Renaissance’s credibility by connecting it to something marginal and highly stigmatized like the Alt Right.
Or how about the other way around – destroy the credibility of the Alt Right – which has unfairly taken on the mantle of “the movement” – by linking it to Jorjani’s Iranian ranting?
In closing, I must stress two things.
First, I am simply offering a hypothesis that makes sense of the statements revealed so far. I actually hope I am wrong. I actually hope, for example, that Bagley and the mysterious Mr. X really are on the right side, not promoting another catastrophic war in the Middle East, in which Americans and Iranians both will suffer and die for the benefit of Israel and the Saudi monarchy. Right now, we have nothing but a few astonishing statements, a lot of questions, and a little guesswork.
Which leads us to point two: we need more facts. Indeed, there is enough in this story to keep a team of investigative reporters following leads, digging up information, and dominating headlines for weeks. For starters, all of Jorjani’s statements need to be corroborated. It seems, however, that our “serious” journalists are more interested in combing Harvey Weinstein’s fat folds for missing starlets — which just presents the alternative media with one more enormous opportunity to scoop the mainstream.
Oh yes, more information is needed, indeed.
But, regardless of the outcome, this (predictably) is another disaster for Der Movement:
1. If any significant portion of this is true, it shows you how bizarre this whole enterprise and all its freakish players are and, more importantly, how easily leading Alt Right figures can be manipulated by the Deep State, led by the nose by promises of money (of course), access and influence, and, perhaps most psychologically compelling, ostensibly important people taking the Alt Right seriously. Are these your “leaders?” Are these the people to whom you would entrust “the movement” that is (for now) – like it or not (and I do not) – the only existing vehicle for actualizing pro-White interests?
2. If any of this is significantly true, then what does it say about Jorjani’s character that he is publicly wring about it for all the world to see? Worse: what does it say about ALL the major factions of the Alt Right who, at one time or another, took this half-Iranian prima donna seriously? Who trusted him? Who even today say he has credibility?
3. If, on the other hand, much or all of this is delusion, distortion, or dishonesty, then again – what does it say about the Alt Right that they raised Jorjani high in their councils and made him an integral part of the currently predominant faction of American White nationalism?
In response to skeptical commentators, Johnson writes:
Jorjani’s story now is the same story that he told his prospective partners in the Alt Right corporation when the whole thing got started.
To be fair, that is sounds consistent with some of what the AltRight.com crew were saying about Jorjani after he broke with them: that he had made all sorts of promises of money and support that never materialized. So, while we don’t know what really happened behind the scenes, one cannot dismiss Johnson’s comment as just his usual anti-Spencerism. So, again, back to my comment #3. And a commentator at Counter-Currents writes:
Jason Jorjani strikes me as seriously self-aggrandizing and self-delusional. In his article, The Coming Persian War, he writes: “We lent the Germans and the Goths our Faustian (i.e. Zoroastrian) genius.” Yeah, right. The Western Faustian spirit is actually Persian (i.e. Zoroastrian) in origin. Give me a break.
He continues:”Rest assured that after we liberate ourselves and secure our future, we will bring the ever-living fire of true freedom to your bountiful continent as we once brought it to Greece.”
The Persians brought freedom to Greece? Read Herodotus. The Greeks were fighting to preserve their freedom against the despot Xerxes who was seeking to put his yoke on them.
Follow the money. For all of Jorjani’s fanciful tale-spinning, no actual cash was produced. None. Jorjani’s tall tales have as much credibility with me as the amount of cash that ended up being actually funneled to the Alt-Right. ZERO.
Alright then, once again I stress: in the last analysis, it doesn’t matter if Jorjani’s tales are absolute truth or absolute fantasy. It does matter that this Persian supremacist, with all his strange ideas, was initially embraced by the Alt Right. After all, he was making similar comments to this when he was part of the “Alt Right corporation.” You just can’t make this up folks; truth is stranger than fiction.
And in case it sounds like I’m picking on the Alt Right corporation here, Counter-Currents doesn’t have “clean hands” here either. First, Jorjani was a speaker at their private meetings, smoothing the way for his entry into the “movement.” Second, and more importantly, consider the following. When the Hope Not Hate infiltration was going on, the attitude of Jorjani – by that time with Spencer-Friberg and having thrown Johnson under the bus – was this (from Hope Not Hate):
I manage to convince Jason Reza Jorjani, co-founder of AltRight Corporation and editor of Arktos Media, to meet for a drink. I’m sitting across from him in an Irish pub in the shadow of the Empire State Building. The first thing he said was: “You’re not in touch with Greg [Johnson], are you?”
I assure him I’m not, knowing he would leave if he ever found out I had spent the last month getting to know people on the other side of the split, some of whom had recently accused Jorjani of being a CIA agent. “It’s like the SA and the SS,” Jorjani said. “A Night of the Long Knives (*) is coming though.”
But that was then and this is now, you see. Now that Jorjani has broken with Spencer-Friberg, Counter-Currents now presents Jorjani as the equivalent of a bright-eyed innocent, just oozing with credibility.
You younger fellows may not know it, but this sort of thing has been going on “forever” in the “movement.” Yes, indeed, all the shifting alliances, people who vehemently denounce each other one day but then team up against another enemy the next day, the posing and posturing, the lack of dependability, zero accountability, the demands for loyalty from those who embrace enemies and scorn friends, the constant panhandling from the allegedly disinterested, the political backstabbing, the prima donna attitudes, the feuds…do you think it was in any way different, say, twenty or so years ago, when Pierce and Covington were going at it, and people were choosing sides? Same story, just a different cast of characters. And you my friends are the types of people enabling it. The “movement” rank-and-file also represents the same tired old story with a different cast of characters.
4. Therefore, ultimately I blame YOU dear reader – assuming that “you” are a typical rank-and-file “movement” activist – for supporting this motley crew of nitwits and nutcases. You – the ones Jorjani called “White trash.” You could end this nightmare overnight – if you simply withdrew your support from this amalgamation of quota queens, panhandlers, the easily duped, grasping strivers, defectives, fetishists, and folks so thin-skinned that the width of their epidermis would make an electron seem massive by comparison.
I blame you and you should blame yourself.
* A comment that students of the Third Reich could interpret on more than one level.