Category: Pierce

The Easter Bunny is Blackpilled

Notre Dame, asiatrices on the attack, and other news

The question to be asked about Notre Dame: Isn’t the easiest way to commit terrorism without punishment to make it look like an accident?  Especially when the authorities will be accommodating in the cover-up.

That’s where Der Movement, as usual, goes wrong. They expect to see pictures of someone dressed like a Bedouin, holding a flamethrower, and riding away on a camel. Instead, the reality is that an “accident” can be arraigned and everyone will just shrug and say “things happen.”  Of course, even it was an accident, there should still be liability for criminal negligence. But the whole story of exactly what happened, and who was responsible, is not something really in the news, is it?

Hey! I thought France has “hate speech laws?”  Durocher can blame it all on the Southern Europeans.  After all, they’re all Arabs, anyway.

This is just too funny.  An East Asian female – the ultimate paragon of humanity for the Alt Right – attacks the racial provenance of another of Der Movement’s most beloved fetish objects, the Vikings.  One fetish attacking another, what shall Der Movement do? 

Question: If Der Movement had to choose between Vikings and East Asian women, which would it be? On the one hand, Nordicism is inherent in the very fabric of the “movement;” on the other hand, if the Alt Righters would agree that Leif Erikson looked like boxer Mike Tyson, then Ms. Fuk Yu Gid would “ruv them rong rong time.” 

More of the same.  The existential meaning of Asians is hatred of Whites. HBD is a political movement whose ultimate objective is the subjugation of Whites to Jews and Asians.  Any “White nationalist” who writes for the Jewish HBDer Unz is a race traitor.

In any case, more evidence that the “Arctic Alliance” is nothing more or less than Derbyshire engaging in “measured groveling” (his words) to “Rosie.”

Common Sense Counselor tries to make sense of the Alt Right.  A well-meaning fellow, but naïve.  He actually respects the flotsam and jetsam that represent the “leadership” of the Alt Right?  Heh. Delusional. 

Analysis of Sallis:

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Posted October 14, 2017 at 6:22 am 

Ted Sallis has long struck me as being a fascist of the puritan type, to use Maurice Bardèche’s characterization of René Binet. He can be a highly analytical and incisive thinker, but he’s also extremely irascible and obsessive in relation to a host of bêtes noires.

Fair enough, but one can be “irascible” and “obsessive” and still be right. What exactly am I wrong about?  One could argue that I could be more “political” in how I express my opinions, but “obsessive irascibility” does not equate to being wrong about facts or logic.

Our victory is just around the corner!  The people are with us!  Pepe!  Kek!  Beavis and Butthead sniggering!

Der Movement marches on. There is nothing wrong with that ADV per se, but how does Strom square being part of the same “movement” as The Yang Gang and the Unz Review?  Or maybe my premise is wrong and Strom rejects those who take thirty pieces of silver to attack White interests. I hope that is the case. An authentic national socialist (and cosmotheist) should have nothing in common with Yang’s UBI slaves or with the sniveling court goy collaborators of Unz.

Actual comment left at the Unz site:

Durocher,
Since you are in favor of conquests, you will be thrilled when we, the Jews, take control of the entire world. Such conquest will put an end to all trivial marauding that you are in support of. We will finally civilize all of you, Goyim.

Well put – after all that’s what HBD is all about, isn’t it?  Just add “Asian overlords” to the mix and you’re all set.  That’s the outcome of treasonous “WNs” throwing their lot in with Unz, to join the likes of Breezy Steve Sailer, Israeli General Greg Cochran, and Brownster Razib Khan.

One of the worst things about the Alt Right was its attempt to monopolize White nationalism, so when the Alt Right inevitably (as I predicted) collapsed, the damage done to White racial interests was enormous. Now, some of the same geniuses involved in that fiasco are now helping a wealthy Jew in his attempt to monopolize control over the expression of Far Right, White nationalist thought.  Any monopolization of a fragile “movement” is dangerous, but to be controlled by a rich Jew, with all the tribal instincts to seize key control points that allow for influencing the direction of Gentile society? That’s a recipe for unmitigated disaster.  How could it not be?

The people involved are either moronic to the point of retardation or they are traitors.  

 

Roissy:

…I find it hard to lay much blame for the MAGA stall-out (and in parts, reversal) at Trump’s feet…

I knew Roissy’s previous harsh criticism of Trump wouldn’t last long.  After all, given sufficient time since his last bout of onanism over a gif of Trump strutting like Vince McMahon and the sexual pressure builds up. He has to justify his next round of onanistic Trumpian delight, and, to assuage his guilt, pretends things aren’t that bad.

Sure, Trump didn’t mention Whites in his State of the Union address, but mentioned virtually every other group.  Obviously, Trump’s speeches gets vetted by liberal circuit court judges, who have veto power over what he says.

Trump’s call for more legal immigration likewise was imposed on him by liberal judges. That’s how those things work. MAGA! Pepe!  Kek!

Trump doing absolutely nothing about a domestic terrorist group attacking his own supporters – obviously that’s the dastardly swamp as well.  Trump’s DOJ persecuting his own supporters for the “crime” of defending themselves against the terrorists – that’s also due to the embedded “swamp.”

No doubt, all those liberal judges who are “blocking the MAGA agenda” cause Trump to be pitifully slavish to Israel, and to cave in to China on trade.  The lack of any infrastructure projects is also due to “the swamp.”

And, worst, of all, a group of “liberal judges” are standing in front of the local DC MacDonald’s and they prevent Trump from getting his Big Macs.

Welcome to Trump’s America: A Far-Left Dystopia.

Yes, because of people like you.

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Odds and Ends

Observations.

On the one hand, White nationalists are routinely mocked as follows – “They’re a bunch of losers who identify with White historical accomplishments because they have no personal accomplishments of their own.” On the other hand, we as a nation enthusiastically celebrate “Black History Month,” and smile benignly as some inarticulate Negro takes pride in the fact that Tyrone Carjacker invented a new brand of malt liquor. Inconsistent much?

Dostoevsky certainly was familiar with Jews and Jewish phenotypes.  We find the following in his classic Crime and Punishment:

His face wore that perpetual look of peevish dejection, which is sourly printed on all faces of Jewish race without exception.

I’m sure everyone knows the look to which he refers – consider Anthony Weiner or Ruth Bader Ginsburg as examples. Or one can envision the great Professor Hart cursing at David Duke as another example of the phenotypic trend in question.

Behold the female: The Inventor!

Holmes, now 35, and Theranos’s former chief operating officer, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, have a pending criminal fraud case against them in a federal court in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley. If prosecutors have their way, the two may go to prison over charges that they defrauded investors, doctors, and patients.

Agency, agency!  Remember – we got to get girls interested in STEM careers!  Who knows what we are missing out on!  And we need more South Asian cognitive elitists as well!

I admit to feeling some degree of schadenfreude over the collapse of Theranos.  Even some rightist, anti-feminist women I know were getting all excited over Holmes, and now I get to rub their faces in it.  Petty and malicious? Well, after all, “movement leaders” have called me “crazy and bitter,” so it all fits.

Of course, “there is no such thing as race;” and “we are all biologically, genetically the same,” and yet we need “diversity” in genetics studies because…genetic differences in human populations (that just happen to track most closely with race).  But don’t you get any nasty ideas that you can explain health disparities by these differences, no sir, it’s all due to dat dere “racism.”

Couple thoughts on Spencer
1. Who else called Trump better?

Answer: Ted Sallis. When Spencer was yelling “Hail Trump!,” I was writing (for months by that time) that Trump was a fraud, a buffoon, a race cuck, a huckster.  The new revisionist history – “Spencer was right about Trump all along.”  No, he wasn’t.

As bad as Pierce was, he was still a whole lot better than the “leaders” we have today.  Pierce – who had a physics PhD and briefly worked in academia and in industry before becoming a full-time activist – at least had some degree of intellectual heft and gravitas.  What we have today is nothing more than a bad joke.

Speaking of jokes, while I identify more with Rorschach in The Watchmen, I can’t disagree with The Comedian – “It’s all a joke.” Indeed it is.  Can anyone take our current society seriously?  The pathetic, mewling, weak White race seriously?  Der Movement seriously?

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.

Monday’s Movement Madness

In all cases, emphasis added.

Meet the Alt Right, meet Der Movement:

“If anyone should have racial pride, it is Europeans, the more northern and western the more so.”

Sallis: right again and again and again.  Particularly, with respect to the point that Der Movement Inc. has nothing – absolutely nothing – to offer so-called “White ethnics.”  If anything, given its HBD factions, it is more pro-Jewish and pro-Asian than in any way compatible to White ethnics.

Roissy, 8/5/2018:

Comment Of The Week: Anti-Trump Hatred Is Anti-White Hatred

…is that they’re not infuriated at HIM. They’re infuriated at US.

The entire media and government complex essentially ORDERED White Americans not to vote for Trump. White America disobeyed them and elected him anyway, with wildly enthusiastic crowds obliquely expressing a desire for racial/ethnic survival with chants of “build the Wall,” etc.

At this point, it doesn’t matter what Trump does from the viewpoint of the (((tribe))). He could give every jew in the US $1 billion and they’d still hate him, because they don’t really care about him. He is the symbol of our defiance to them, however rudimentary and quasi-subconscious it is in many cases. It’s that defiance which infuriates them — and terrifies them, which infuriates them even more.

Hence why International Shtetl organs like the NYBetaTimes are beginning to slip up and allow their unchecked fury at Trump (read: at White Christian America) to betray them, recently evident in their mishandling of the Sarah Jeong debacle. It’s harder to properly strategize and subvert a nation when you’re driven by fear and loathing to a pitched hysteria. Their desperation to maintain control of the horizontal and the vertical is making them sloppy. Anti-White Noise is leaking through the screen.

Ironsides is right. Anti-White hatred is channeled through Trump, which explains why the rage against Trump is so unhinged; (((they))) and their shitlib Gentile useful idiots who never met a phony virtue they didn’t want to signal correctly perceive in the phenomenon of Trump a resurrecting White consciousness and awareness of the malice that is directed against them.

Sound familiar?  That is what I’ve been saying here at EGI Notes for several years, most recently on June 29, 2018;

Thus, based on these perceptions, I have argued that hatred of Trump (and his staff) is a proxy for hatred for Whites; thus, all the sweaty, hateful fetishes and fantasies these people (including White leftists) harbor toward Whites comes out in their unhinged demented fury at the leftist Trump and his SJW staff.  Perceptions, it is all perceptions.

Therefore, given the genocidal animus these folks have for Whites, is it no wonder they pose with mockups of a decapitated Trump head or say “Fuck Trump” at a media-covered celebrity event or shoot up a GOP congressional baseball practice or attack Trump supporters (with Sessions providing legal cover) or harass Trump staff wherever and whenever they show themselves in public?

You see, to these people, including Homo erectus Maxine, Whites have been getting too uppity recently.  They are not quietly and humbly accepting the steady march toward White dispossession.  The perception of Trump has thrown a monkey (no pun intended) wrench into the multicultural apparatus and the Guks and their White traitor allies are enraged at the temerity of these Whites. Why doesn’t the lowly White Man know his place?  Sit down and shut up, Whitey!

That explains much I think.

Once again: the quota queens eventually end up repeating Sallisian memes – weeks, months, or even years later.  It’s a form of plagiarism, really.

From MPC:

Lol at the alt-right viciously harrassing a young asian woman. 

With what? Marriage proposals and paypig offerings?

Good to see that some people are noticing what Sallis has been talking about – the Yellow Fever of the Alt Right.

Podcast representing the bulk of the financial support going into activist coffers. Taylor is painfully naïve concerning the judicial system.  What is going to happen to Fields and to Spencer’s lawsuit is anyone’s guess, but my guess is that I’m real skeptical it is going to turn out well.  Comparing Fields to Zimmerman fails at many levels; regardless of the “White Hispanic” nonsense of the controlled media, the reality to the jurors was of a Hispanic defending himself from a violent Negro (to eliminate redundancy: a Negro) attacking him.  Fields, regardless of the circumstances, is viewed as a White Nutzi and that alone, even ignoring his actions, is sufficient for a typical jury to convict him of virtually anything.  One wonders how aggressively his “counsel” is going to defend him, as well.  As regards the civil suit against Beavis and Butthead – that’s so absurd it should have been immediately thrown out of court.  That is wasn’t tells you much about “judicial fairness and integrity.”

On all the other issues discussed though, Taylor made more sense than Brimelow, which is of course not at all surprising.  By the way, Pete, “Razib” is not an Indian, but a Bengali, and he does not write “ably” on genetics or anything else.  He’s the idiot who once confused homologous chromosomes and sister chromatids.

Prior generations of White leaders betrayed us, and the levers of power and money in the West are no longer in our hands. We must choose a strategy carefully, as we most likely will not have a second chance.

Agreed. That’s why the decades of wasted opportunities – in part due to Pierce and the National Alliance – has been so devastating.  And why the affirmative action policy has to end.

We must awaken a new generation of our people. We must inspire the superior minds among them. We cannot do that by reviving the distant past of our race, no matter how much we can and do honor it. 

We also cannot do that by reviving the recent past, either, whether that includes the general problem of fossilized “movement” dogma, or the specific issue of trying to revive the National Alliance, which effectively died with Pierce.

We cannot do that by ignoring the exponential increase in human knowledge that has been brought about in the last century — knowledge of the genetic structure that makes us what we are, and knowledge of the structure of reality itself.

That knowledge invalidates a significant portion of “movement” dogma, including the HBD fraud (hello, Rushton).

None of the strategies I have enumerated so far seems likely to revolutionize the moral thinking of the superior fraction of our population — the fraction that can actually get things done and change this filthy excuse for a society into something great and noble again.

None of the “movement” strategies of the last 50 years, including those extant today are likely to do so either.

But there is another choice.

Yes, dump the quota queens and actualize meritocracy within racial activism.  Dump the dogma and try something new.

The authors are clear that this could never have developed if females’ estrus was clear for all see and if human females, like female swans, were evolved to be monogamous. But this is the crucial point. Human females are not evolved to be monogamous. They’re evolved to be, albeit cunningly, “polyandrous”: marry the kindly Beta male if you must but get pregnant by the Alpha one.

Grant and Montrose argued that patriarchy is, therefore, entirely understandable in evolutionary terms…

Not surprisingly, the attitude of VDARE toward Antifa Jeff is different than that of EGI Notes.  We both agree that his behavior is “amazing” though.

One Advantage of WN 2.0

They have no single “Grand Poobah” holding them back.

While I tend to be critical of White Nationalism 2.0 (the Beavis-and-Butthead Alt Right) and their pretensions of being ever-so-superior to White Nationalism 1.0 (the Pierce model), I do have some positive things to say about the WN 2.0 crowd.

The fact that the 2.0 folks are much more decentralized than we 1.0 folks used to be (I’m talking about my analog activism period “back in the day”) is helpful in getting things done.  Now, often (i.e., almost always) the things that get done are stupid and counter-productive, but at least for the purposes of spreading chaos and promoting balkanization, it’s sometimes a net good.  It’s true that the times are more propitious for street activism now than it was in the past, with the declining racial status of Whites combined with Trump’s incoherent wrecking ball campaign and “train wreck” Presidency, and the presence of the Internet is another important factor promoting a more decentralized “do-it-yourself” activism, but, still, a major factor is the Millennial free-wheeling independence of 2.0 to do things without needing “permission” from some “movement”-appointed affirmative action Fuhrer.

It’s not like we WN 1.0 folks ~20 years ago didn’t want to do “in real life” street activism.  We did.  I remember some of the more rambunctious fellows at meetings had to be “restrained” like attack dogs on a leash.  But, we were told, you see, “you are political soldiers” and have to subject yourselves to the discipline of the “national leadership” and “follow directions” like good little boys.  By some strange coincidence – I’m shocked, shocked! – the only activities we were allowed were those that were directly or indirectly tin cup panhandling for the “national office.”  Buy books!  Buy tapes!  Buy all the pre-made, moronic, locally-irrelevant “propaganda materials!”  Pay your “membership dues!”  Distribute stickers and leaflets, which were nothing more than membership and fundraising for the selfsame “national office.” Have pathetically infrequent meetings in the “little rooms” (as per the Dresden song) to discuss distributing more leaflets or putting stickers on bus stops.  Strike a blow for the White race!  Buy more of the pre-printed garbage displayed on the table!  And if someone had the idea of designing their own propaganda that was actually relevant to current events and particularly relevant to the locale in question?  No, no, a thousand times, no!  After all, the propaganda had to be “professional” and “standardized” – code words for funneling the shekels to the Grant Poobah for laughably irrelevant, uninspiring, and tiresomely boring material produced by the budding Goebbels of our heroic leadership.  Really, we weren’t allowed to use the restroom at a meeting without getting approval from the “national office.”  And so nothing got done, people got discouraged, and the whole enterprise collapsed.

WN 2.0, for all its faults, is too independent of mind, too free-wheeling, too proud of its own freedom, to be constrained by rent-seeking martinets and their calls for a highly centralized, vertical command structure, where orders flow downward and the shekels flow upward.

Yes, the 2.0 folks need to ditch the Beavis-and-Butthead attitudes, the tragicomic cosplay optics at rallies, and have better planning, strategy, and tactics.  But, at least they have the freedom of action to get things done.  Those “things” need to be done better and more professionally, but they do need to get done. They should learn a lesson how WN 1.0 activism was “smothered in its crib” by self-seeking quota queens play-acting as Der Fuhrer, and the blind obedience of 1.0 activists to the prancing martinets, as opposed to just organizing among themselves to get things done.

The Dying Alt Right and Other News

News. Satire. It’s all one.

Is the Alt Right dying?

It is more and more looking like Sallis is going to be right once again, as I’ve repeatedly predicted that the fever dream (nightmare) of the Alt Right is going to end, sooner or later, but the speed of the collapse is even taking me by surprise.  The loss of Bristow is devastating, absolutely devastating.

And of course the anti-White scum crow in delight:

“Everyone in the alt-right is a malignant contrarian,” Lenz said about the growing divisions in their movement following the united front the alt-right displayed in Charlottesville. “They come from a culture where insults are the coin of the realm.”

But, but, but…I thought it was only “White Nationalism 1.0” that could be so categorized?  Oh wait, I was right about this as well, although that’s nothing, the equivalent of “being right” about stating that “the sun will rise tomorrow morning.”

The association of “the movement” with the Alt Right means that racial nationalism in America will be damaged (once again!) by this latest fiasco, proving right those who warned that a too-close association with racial nationalism with one relatively juvenile and inept faction will be the downfall of any progress made as a result of Trumpian chaos and balkanization.

Leave it to our fearless leaders to go from the (admittedly overwrought) euphoria of November 2016 to the grim ashes of March 2018.

I guess that whole Legion Europa thing looks at least a little bit better in hindsight, no?  But of course that project wouldn’t do, would it.  It just didn’t have “all the trimmings,” so to speak, right?

Enjoy the collapse. It’s a long way down.  

And you have no one to blame but yourselves.  A “movement” based on Type I leaders and Type I followers, in today’s age of 24/7 media coverage, social media, heightened analysis, sophisticated police state tactics, well-funded “watchdog groups,” organized Far-Left domestic terrorists enabled by TrumpCuck and HowdySessions, is destined to fail.  What’s needed is less Type I empty bravado and more Type II cunning and planning.

Read this.

My understanding of the situation is that this woman used her own photograph on her pseudonymous activist social media account, used a pseudonym that was slightly different from her real name (Tiana Dalichov vs. Dayanna Volitich), and discussed detailed aspects of her IRL job while essentially indirectly taunting her employers (Agreed with a guest that white supremacists need to infiltrate schools and become teachers and said, “I’m absolutely one of them.” Said on her podcast that she had put on a “dog and pony” show for administrators, telling her students that when administrators showed up, “I’m going to be different than I usually am. I just don’t want you to be shocked, I want you to play along.”).

So, yes, I agree, that must have been satire.  I mean, a serious activist with a podcast and a social media account wouldn’t have done all of that, would they?  Well, Der Movement as a whole is satire, so how could anyone tell the difference?

I’ve written about this before, but I would be a strong supporter of Pierce’s “table-leg therapy” theory if I was not such a committed pacifistic humanist. Emphasis added:

Table-leg Therapy
Senator Fulbright and the Reverend Berrigan are still on the wrong side of every issue except Palestine, and they are on the right side of that issue for the wrong reasons.
In other words, liberals — including the consistent ones — are just as sick as ever and just as dangerous to the future of America as ever. The only way the great majority of them will get their thinking straight, eventually, is with a sturdy, oak table leg applied smartly and repeatedly alongside the head.
Nevertheless, the present dissension in liberal ranks is of inestimable value. It is the most fervent and influential of the liberals who are now taking an anti-Zionist position, and their numbers and influence are growing daily.

Can we skip the optional Asian (girl) friend?

But, but, but…the great and good Desmond Jones says that Italy is absolutely ethnically homogenous and will remain so until the end of time, forever and ever, amen.

Solution: these Nigerians are actually Sicilians.  It’s the mafia after all, and, as we know, real Nigerians are actually lighter-complexioned, more gracile, and racially more European than are the Sicilian Afrowops.

IQ and Leadership

Part of the explanation?

Why “movement” leaders tend to be, in general, incompetent mediocrities leads to a number theories.  There is of course Der Movement’s stringent ethnic affirmative action program. The dominance of Der Movement by Type I activists, who favor their own, for leadership, also is a factor.  Dissident movements tend to draw in marginal personalities, while the elevation of defective freakishness repels the less marginal; the lack of suitable candidates leads to marginal leaders. Leaders are almost always overt and public activists, typically attracting people who have “little to lose” IRL (unless they are trust fund babies or the retired wealthy).

Another mechanism is that even when other variables are controlled for, the perception (perception, NOT reality) of who is an effective leader is related to the leader’s IQ, but in a curvilinear and not linear fashion.  Thus, assuming an average IQ of 100, the peak for optimal perceived leadership is an IQ of 120 – not only are dumber people perceived as less effective, but smarter ones as well. One can theorize mechanisms for this phenomenon, but it is what it is.  Emphasis added:

Although researchers predominately test for linear relationships between variables, at times there may be theoretical and even empirical reasons for expecting nonlinear functions. We examined if the relation between intelligence (IQ) and perceived leadership might be more accurately described by a curvilinear single-peaked function. Following Simonton’s (1985) theory, we tested a specific model, indicating that the optimal IQ for perceived leadership will appear at about 1.2 standard deviations above the mean IQ of the group membership. The sample consisted of midlevel leaders from multinational private-sector companies. We used the leaders’ scores on the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT)-a measure of IQ-to predict how they would be perceived on prototypically effective leadership (i.e., transformational and instrumental leadership). Accounting for the effects of leader personality, gender, age, as well as company, country, and time fixed effects, analyses indicated that perceptions of leadership followed a curvilinear inverted-U function of intelligence. The peak of this function was at an IQ score of about 120, which did not depart significantly from the value predicted by the theory. As the first direct empirical test of a precise curvilinear model of the intelligence-leadership relation, the results have important implications for future research on how leaders are perceived in the workplace.

This may be another explanation for “movement” failure.  120 IQ people are intelligent no doubt, but have limitations.  Most prominent “movement” leaders would tend to be in this range (Hello Alt Right!  Hello Alt Wrong!) and more intelligent and capable people are weeded out (and for other reasons such as those discussed above).

But, but, but…”what about William Pierce?” Der Movement mutters.  There are those other variables to consider: “leader personality, gender, age, as well as company, country, and time fixed effects.”  Pierce benefited from ethnic affirmative action, although not particularly charismatic he had certain alpha male personality traits, he was tall and physically imposing, people respected him for giving up his academic career to associate with Rockwell, and there was a time/era effect – he came to prominence in an America more appreciative of the science/technical men; today’s Beavis-and-Butthead “movement” is unlikely to value an “egghead” physicist.

And consider Strom, likely equally intelligent, but never considered as leadership material even before his legal troubles.  Although ethnically acceptable, Strom’s personality and other traits could not compensate for a high-IQ (and likely contributed to a more negative view).  Gliebe was much more acceptable to the rank-and-file: how did that turn out?

Historically: Hitler was likely less intelligent than Goebbels, Mussolini less intelligent than Gentile or Evola, Codreanu less intelligent than Cuza, etc.  Francis Parker Yockey failed as a practical leader, and a careful reading of Coogan’s book suggests reasons why, some of which relate to Yockey’s own personality quirks and personal failings, but also because of jealousy over his obvious genius as well as the inability for him to effectively explain his concepts to the Type I riff-raff.

Getting around this problem would entail the high-IQ leader compensating like Pierce if possible, or surrounding himself with high-IQ advisers and listening to them, or a fundamental change in the “movement” that would allow it to overcome the societal prejudice against the higher-IQ.