Category: pop culture

Silk Road News, 5/2/18

More Asian hatred of Whites.
Here is a remarkable display of anti-White hatred by Asians, coupled to leftist cries of victimhood and other far-left rhetoric about “cultural appropriation” and an outrageous sense of racial entitlement (exactly what I mean by saying Asians are simply a more intelligent form of Negro).
So, if this girl needs the “permission” of Asians to wear that prom dress, then Asians need the permission of European-descended peoples to use, for example: electricity, computers, cars, planes, Western clothing, Western languages, printed books, microscopes and telescopes, Western law, modern science, antibiotics, in fact the entire modern world. Hey John Chinaman: MY culture is not your goddamned modern conveniences!

 

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A Fresh Start for Marvel Comics?

Diversity apparently hurt the bottom line.

As I have previously written about Marvel comics and race (also see here), I will comment on a recent development on that subject – Marvel’s “Fresh Start.”

See this. Then read this hysterical and disgusting anti-White SJW diatribe.  

The real problem is not the introduction of new “vibrant” characters (which Marvel intends to keep), but the replacement of the original White male characters with the “vibrants.”  That is what offended the base – the (maliciously?) intentional replacement (using incredibly clumsy and stupid storylines) of the one for the other.  You see, White males (not men) will meekly accept demographic replacement in real life, but if that replacement occurs in the pages of their favorite comic books, then, by golly, they certainly won’t stand for that!  That’s just going too far!

Marvel’s thoughts on the matter:

What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity.  They didn’t want female characters out there.  That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not.  I don’t know that that’s really true, but that’s what we saw in sales.
We saw the sales of any character that was diverse, any character that was new, our female characters, anything that was not a core Marvel character, people were turning their nose up against.  That was difficult for us because we had a lot of fresh, new, exciting ideas that we were trying to get out and nothing new really worked.

Forget the subsequent spin added after this individual realized he went too far with the truth – the truth is in the original statement reproduced above.

So, what I read from this is that after Marvel doubled down on their SJW tendencies, with a Negro Captain America, a Negress Iron Man, Thor as a woman, a high-IQ Korean cogelite as the Hulk, Iceman as a homosexual, etc., the core Marvel costumer base – White heterosexual male nerds – rebelled, complained, stopped buying those titles, and sales sagged.  Meanwhile, DC comics, which refrained from transforming Batman into a transgender Black lesbian, did not have these troubles. Hence, Marvel’s “Fresh Start” reboot, returning some of the iconic White male characters; hence as well, the SJW hysteria about Marvel’s “old clichés” – you see, comics need to be “progressive” and “transgressive.”  According to the leftist hysterics, Marvel needs to eschew their fan base in favor of a more “vibrant” clientele which, even after they were pandered to with all the “diversity,” still didn’t flock to the comics to make up for the declining White male core readership.  

Alas, comics are a business and they need to make money.  Marvel can of course take the SJW advice, give the middle finger to their fan base, and be all “progressive” and “transgressive,” but the White male readership are under no obligation to buy that product.  Replacing the core readership with “vibrants” hasn’t worked and will likely never work, as human nature cannot be changed, and Coloreds, Yeastbuckets, Queers, etc. are not the natural constituency for comic books.  Straight White males are the core readership, and a business that disrespects its core base is going to run into problems (similarly in politics the GOP’s contempt for the base led to Trumpism).

Marvel of course is continuing with its demented and offensive Ta-Nehisi Coates experiment, and actually spreading it to the Captain America series.  The mind boggles.  Imagine!  The Alt Right a creation of the Red Skull!  Captain America punches out a Richard Spencer-like character!  Steve Rogers speaks out in favor of White demographic replacement!  A Trumpite President is uncovered as a Nazi plot!  Sales of Captain America comics lag behind other brands as White fans get disgusted!

So, while the “Fresh Start” is a step in the right direction, Marvel will not – apparently, cannot – change course completely and ditch the SJW hysteria and diversity nonsense.  They have to make concessions to the religion of multiculturalism and genuflect to diversity, trading the return of some iconic characters for contaminating Captain America with Negro militancy.  So it goes.

By the way, Marvel would not have to continuously “reboot” their comic franchises if they would simply stick to what comics are supposed to be about – entertainment.  Although, Marvel comics were always tainted by Jewish liberalism, and always foisted leftist and anti-White narratives on the reader, during Marvel’s peak – the Silver (1960s) and Bronze (1970s into at least part of the 1980s)  ages of comics – the primary focus was on entertainment, on imaginative superhero vs. supervillain tales of science fiction, fantasy, and drama.  Over the last twenty years, especially, the shift has been to “progressive” and “transgressive” leftist militancy, and the company has never recovered; without Marvel characters getting on TV and film, and the money and attention brought in from that, Marvel would have been in bigger trouble than it already has been (apparently there is little carry-over between the short-attention-span masses who watch the TV shows and the films and the dedicated readers who stick with the comics over the long haul; in addition, the comics have drifted even more to the SJW direction than the other media).

On a more general note, the “Fresh Start” suggests the strength of White, particularly White male, purchasing power.  White male comic readers became disenchanted with Marvel’s demographic replacement of iconic characters, and this displeasure has forced a change in direction.  The change is not enough, to be sure, but contrasted to what goes on in the general society, any change for the better has to be noted.  If only Whites would leverage their economic power to enforce societal change in more substantial aspects, then maybe some progress can be made.  The lesson of the “Fresh Start” is that Whites, particularly White males, are unaware of their own power, they are a sleeping giant and even something as simple as expressing displeasure through the power of the purchase can “put the scare” into sanctimonious elites and force them in other directions.  By the way, this increases racial balkanization, as things even as small as this trigger SJW hysteria, uncover racial, sexual, and social fault lines, and create hatred and distrust.  Using White economic power to alter anti-White narratives is not going to be any “safety valve,” in case the “worse is better” crowd is worried about that.  Instead, it will embitter the Left and the Coloreds, and in the long run create even more tension.  The whole System is based on White (male) dispossession, altering course on that, however minor, weakens the System, not strengthens it,

Finally, there’s niche space for the Far Right to get involved in the comics business. One can imagine a Der Movement Inc. superhero series: Faster than a speeding Goth!  More powerful than a Viking warrior!  Able to leap greasy swarthoids in a single bound!  Its…Nordic Man!

Seriously though, Far Right comics is a niche space worth looking into.  Pop culture is influential, which is why the Left wants a monopoly in that space.  The Right needs to colonize this niche space, although I would think that comics is a more Type II interest and authentic Type IIs in the “movement” are few and far between.

Race and Culture News, 2/8/17

Several items.

Here is an excellent podcast about David Lynch, whose body of work I also appreciate.

Here are two videos that well represent the Lynchian approach:

The defeated Democrat Presidential candidate unburdens herself, also discussed here. I have previously observed that the Left is unable to learn from the Trump election, and here we see it on display.  It hasn’t occurred to these folks – or more likely they do not care – that their anti-White-man identity politics was a major driver of Trump’s surprise victory.  Keep on bashing the White men and those men – and many White women married to White men – will become more and more bloc voters for the populist Right. The Left will not learn because they cannot learn, and do not wish to do so. Breezy Steve Sailer is correct: the Left is held together by their hatred of White men and so they cannot and will not accept the idea that they need to alter their approach and worldview to become more palatable to White men. So the much-needed division and balkanization will continue.

And another piece of evidence for the Left’s cluelessness: the idea of a “women’s strike.” Err…”ladies” – men do not want to be around hysterical SJW fatties and varied assorted blue-haired freaks and dumpy menopausal hags.  So, a “strike” is something that’s going to backfire, big time.

Speaking of Breezy Steve, one of his few good ideas is using the RICO laws against organized leftist thuggery.  Now’s the time, is it not?  With “God Emperor Trump” as President, and Sessions on track to become Attorney General, why can’t that be done? Why can’t the leftist thugs be declared a terrorist organization, as one online petition calls for? How about actually cutting Berkeley funds? Can Trump do something else than tweet in his bathrobe?

Fight Club

Der Movement’s empty soul exposed.

Fight Club has to rank – perhaps only after True Romanceas Der Movement’s favorite movie.  Before recently, I never saw it.  But, finally, I decided to watch it and see what all the fuss was about.

I shouldn’t have been surprised by how boring and stupid I found the film – pretentious, juvenile, moronic, shallow, so bad I almost shut it off multiple times but forced myself to finish it.  What absolute crap.  I shouldn’t have been surprised because that is how I view most of Der Movement these days – pretentious, juvenile, moronic, shallow, absolute crap.

So, my advice to serious racial nationalists – if you want to bore yourself to tears for more than two hours watch this train wreck of cinematic flotsam and jetsam.  And then wonder about a “movement” that considers such stupidity as some sort of life-altering high art.

Der Movement: Devoid of a soul, devoid of common sense, devoid of a higher calling, devoid of anything worthwhile of a higher humanity.

Danger From the Alt-Right

Co-option and loss of ideological diversity.

There has been concern in the Alt-Right about being co-opted by more mainstream, conservative, lukewarm, non-racialist elements.  I myself have been expressing concern that the WN Alt-Right faction can become co-opted by the anti-WN pro-Jewish and pro-Asian HBD Alt-Wrong faction.

But I see an even larger, more fundamental concern: that White racial nationalism in general will become subsumed (co-opted?) by the Alt-Right, that the diversity (if I may use that word) of racial nationalist thought will become homogenized by Pepe the Frog, Trump as God Emperor, “game,” HBD race realism, juvenile snark, undercuts, and all the other memes characteristic of the broad Alt-Right.  The wider range of WN thought and ideology will become buried under the pop-culture Alt-Right, and those who do not “join the fun” will find themselves marginalized.

I for one am not of the Alt-Right, and although I cannot speak for anyone else, I do not see, for example, someone like Strom fitting in, nor Duke. If Pierce and Carto were still alive, I doubt they’d consider themselves part of the Alt-Right as well.

Some may say: so what?  After all, it is natural selection and competition at work; if the Alt-Right is more successful, if it takes up the “far-Right” niche space, then that is quite proper. Stop complaining!

The problem is that – besides the obvious concern of “not putting all your eggs in one basket” – being successful is not enough.  One needs to be successful and also right.  And it is not clear that the Alt-Right approach – regardless of the attention (briefly) showered upon them by Hillary’s malevolence, Trump’s “coattails,” and the enthusiasm the millennial social media crowd seem to have with Pepe and flip snark – is the right approach. It is not clear whether Alt-Right attitudes, ideologies, strategies, and tactics are, in the long term, correct.

Being popular does not make one right – doesn’t the position of WN in today’s degenerate culture illustrate that well enough?  If the popularity of racial liberalism in the broader society does not make such liberalism right, then the popularity – based as it is more on superficial style than on deep ideology – of the Alt-Right in Der Movement does not make the Alt-Right approach right either.

Then we have the problem of what I would call “double co-option.”  That is: if Der Movement is co-opted and subsumed by the Alt-Right, and if the Alt-Right itself is co-opted by the HBD Alt-Wrong, then White Nationalism becomes effectively replaced by a cult worshiping Jewish and Asian IQ. This need not be immediately overt and obvious, a shallow facade of cardboard racialism could be put up as a front, with the ironclad edifice of Jewish/Asian supremacy setting the agenda just behind that facade and manipulating all the “latrine flies” against their own racial interests.  That is not far-fetched if you consider that the described scenario represents what is already going on in certain precincts of the “movement.”

All of this bears close watching, close monitoring.  I would advise a double strategy: on the narrower, intra-Alt Right level, the WN Alt-Right needs to fully and definitively separate from the HBD Alt-Wrong.  On the broader “movement”-scale level, there needs to be a critical mass of quality activists who remain separate from the Alt-Right (although there may of course be cooperation between these activists and the hardcore WN Alt-Right action).

If that doesn’t happen, I fear that all the eggs in that basket of deplorables will end up being clones of Humpty Dumpty.  And we’re all headed for a great fall.

More Stupid Comments From Silver, 8/10/16

More stupidity.

Keeping in mind I’ve extensively written about comic books for Counter-Currents (and have mentioned comics here as well), the following should be considered as expected:

silviosilver ✓ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ ˢᵘᵖᵖᵒʳᵗᵉʳ Laguna Beach Fogey • 2 hours agoThe whole idea of Batman – and superheroes/supervillians in general – is so juvenile in conception, and so thoroughly divorced from reality, that it’s utterly pointless to attempt to distil profundities applicable to the real world from it. The only grown-ups who care about it are those who look back fondly on their pre-teen escapism. Discussing it as though it were serious art is preposterous.

Let’s see now:

1. I’m not sure that the people talking about, or writing about, comics believe they are “serious art” (a straw man argument), but, like it or not, comic books and their cinematic spin-offs are part of modern popular culture (the movies alone are high money makers attracting large international audiences) and as such influence people in ways that can be positive or negative with respect to race. Themes in comics and comic movies are no less useful topics of discussion for meaning as any other media form.
2. Divorced from reality? Is religion any different (keeping in mind that in one of his endless chameleon-like incarnations, Silver at Majority Rights was claiming to be a Christian)? On the superhero side we have the Heaven team, complete with the omnipotent Big Daddy Sky God and his son Jesus, who, you know, walks on water, returns from the dead, cures illnesses and raises the dead, and all sorts of really reality-based powers like that. They have their horde of angels, including “archangels” equipped with nifty swords and horns, to fight the dastardly supervillains from Hell (who have their own powers, origins, and agendas). Don’t forget the saints, real life miracle workers who have lived among us (as did Jaysus, praise the lord!). Discussing all of that is, like, all preposterous and stuff. 
3. Hey, do you want to really discuss something juvenile and preposterous? Here’s the topic: Donald Trump, the preening, retarded buffoon who is literally worshiped by slavish “movement” and “game” fans of the “God Emperor.” Little Silver, riding the crest wave of “movement” Trumpomania by affixing “Trump supporter” to his stupid posts – it is utterly pointless to expect any useful comments from that consistent fraud. 
4. Consistent with point 3, I’m amused by Silver’s latest incarnation at Radix as the tough-talking, “passionate” Trump supporter, using racial slurs while those with long memories recall Silver at Majority Rights lambasting the “racists” for their irrational passion and their “stupidly counter-productive” use of racial slurs. Well, you know, for the latest blog infiltration, gotta ride that crest wave of Trumpish vulgar buffoonery! There’s a limited shelf life on that, so make hay when the sun still shines, as they say! 

Meet the New Iron (Wo)Man

That is, if you want to refer to Negresses as “women.”


I know many in Der Movement would say “big deal” but this is another case of cultural racial displacement, another example of the utter contempt felt by elites (if one can call comic book writers, artists, and executives “elites”) toward the White masses.  Indeed, given that the major consumer of comics are White (beta/omega) males, this whole push to “diversity through displacement” is bizarre. Even betas and omegas are likely to be turned off by the loss of decades-old entrenched characters, and by their replacement by “people of color” that the readers cannot identity with.  More to the point, the idea of a genius Negress building a Iron Man suit at MIT is doubly ludicrous.

By the way, the reader may be interested to learn that the storyline of the arch-cuck Captain America secretly being a neo-Nazi “Hydra” agent was recently shown to be a manipulation by the Red Skull. You see, the evil kraut has polluted the mind of the pure-as-gold cuckhero Steve Rogers through the dastardly use of a “cosmic cube” (absurdly manifesting as a young girl – sex diversity even for inanimate objects!).

The best riposte to all this trash from Marvel (Including the Black version of Captain America, the Korean Hulk, and the PMS-tampon-wielding female Thor) is economic: boycott those titles, or even boycott Marvel as an entire company.  Hit them in the pocketbook, although they are so rabidly SJW they’d probably accept poor sales to advance their social agenda.  And a vicious agenda it is – for as commentators have pointed put, if they want more “diversity” why don’t they just invent new colored/female characters instead of pointedly replacing White males?