Category: Robert Griffin

Ted Sallis Interviews Mike Rienzi!

A Memorial Day special.

Millennials and Generation Zers like to pontificate about how very much superior they are to “Boomers” and to Generation Xers, and yet, in reality, the absolutely laughable cluelessness of these younger types is matched only by their overweening attitude of self-importance.

As an example of such cluelessness:

Cornelius • 6 hours ago
I am 25. Can we all just stop and think about how Thomas Jackson, the author of this article, has been writing for American Renaissance…for 20 YEARS. He has been writing articles like this since before AmRen went online. That is very cool. And let me just applaud Thomas Jackson for his persistent work for our people, for laying the groundwork for future generations of Europeans. Bravo!

Yes, indeed, that is “very cool.”  Just like the fine work of Trevor Lynch at Counter-Currents and The Unz Review. Jackson and Lynch are so impressive – so very, very cool – that I’m sure “Cornelius” would like both Thomas Jackson and Trevor Lynch to be interviewed on podcasts about their work and how they got involved with Amren and Counter-Currents, respectively. Bravo!  Hip Hip Hooray!

In like manner, I present here an online interview I conducted with Mike Rienzi of the late lamented Legion Europa site, and who used to write for Amren and TOQ as well.

Sallis: Welcome Mr. Rienzi.  I just want to say how honored I am to be interviewing you; you are a giant among activists, a veritable genius!

Rienzi: I wish I could say the same about you, Ted, but you’re just crazy and bitter, a low information moralizer if I ever saw one.  And are you even White?

Sallis:  Off-White, then.  More of a Beige, I suppose. Now, sir, let’s discuss the failure of Legion Europa.

Rienzi: What is there to discuss? You just can’t compete with affirmative action.  Is there any difference with EGI Notes?

Sallis: It is all one.

Rienzi: Thus and so.

Sallis: And I know that you were interviewed by Robert Griffin for One Sheaf One Vine.  I must say, sir, that your experiences were remarkably similar to mine.

Rienzi: We have much in common, no doubt.

Sallis:  Didn’t you once meet William Pierce, just like I did?

Rienzi:  Yes, indeed, I did meet Pierce.  In fact, I met you there as well.  We met with Pierce together, don’t you remember?

Sallis: Yes, quite right.  You are correct. I think we both made a mighty fine impression on Pierce, although possibly he thought that both of us were full-blooded Negroes, Nigerians straight off the plane.

Rienzi: Is that why he offered both of us bananas to eat?

Sallis: And then Hadley grabbed one and ran off with it.  I didn’t know cats ate bananas.

Rienzi: We are getting off topic here.

Sallis: Well, I guess that means we are at the end of our interview. Perhaps we can follow up in a podcast?

Rienzi: Yes, but only as long as you invite JW Holliday who used to write for Majority Rights.

Sallis: I’ll get right on it. He may be a bit hard to find though.  I’ll ask “Cornelius” for some advice on that.

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Bowery is Right about This

Responding to Griffin.

Read this.

My view is somewhere in between that of Griffin and his critics.  I agree with the critics that Griffin underestimates the immense pressures and restraints imposed on White men, particularly young White men trying to make their way in a vehemently anti-White, Colored Privilege America.  On the other hand, Griffin is correct that there are options other than a quixotic and suicidal gesture such as that of “Sky King.”

James Bowery has, I believe, a good perspective on this.  After citing this publication, Bowery states:

Young white males are well advised NOT to “suck it up and buckle down to serve the economy and social stability,” as Dr. Griffin does, but rather to organize in such a way as to destabilize society and do so identifiably as young white males.

This is consistent with my call for approaches that enhance societal and demographic balkanization.  Remember Salter’s dictum: the only thing worse than a multiculturalism that does not work is a multiculturalism that does – since the latter efficiently and quietly, without much fuss, manages the race replacement of native White populations.  If multiculturalism does not work, it may produce enough societal pain to induce cowardly and feckless Whites to begin to understand the problem and do something about it.  

So, young White males should destabilize society and they must do so in a racially identifiable manner so as to heighten the contradictions, provoke responses, and balkanize society along racial lines.

To paraphrase that Batman movie – “some people just want to watch the world burn.”  

Indeed.

Cuck Sessions and Others

More “movement” antics.

I think Griffin wrote this essay for the wrong Alt Right blog.  Another site would have been more optimal for that kind of content.

A little bit of wop baiting by Sailer.  HBD is as HBD does.  By the way, Balbo was a Northern Italian.  Doesn’t that make him a Celto-Germanic Nordic?  I mean, Der Movement needs to get its memes straight, doesn’t it? Was Balbo some greasy dago or the twin brother of Dolph Lundgren?  A conundrum it is!

Many on the Right have been frustrated by the inaction, the total pathetic inertness, of “America’s Senator” Sessions as Attorney General.  Antifa and other leftist domestic terrorists?  Does nothing.  Maxine Waters promoting violence against members of the Trump administration?  Does nothing.  Clinton email and other scandals?  Does nothing.  FBI scandals?  Does nothing.  But never fear!  Crusading Jeff has finally bestirred himself to take action:

“At the Department of Justice, we remain resolute that hateful ideologies will not have the last word and that their adherents will not get away with violent crimes against those they target,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “Last summer’s violence in Charlottesville cut short a promising young life and shocked the nation.”

Face facts.  Sessions is a radical leftist, an enabler of Antifa, a Cuck Supreme, and a vehement anti-White ideologue. Peaceful rightists, including deluded fools who have long applauded Jeff “one of the boys” Sessions, are violently attacked in the streets with impunity by leftist thugs that Sessions supports and protects.  The butterball yeastbucket described by Cucktorney General Sessions as a “promising young life” was participating in a violent radical protest, by domestic terrorists, attempting to silence folks conducting a peaceful rally.  Her lard-infiltrated heart gave out after a car incident, described by Ultra-Leftist Sessions as a “violent crime,” which may well have be precipitated by leftist attacks and intimidation against the driver, including a “professor” toting a rifle (and later bragging about it).  Sessions sides with the domestic terrorists against peaceful rally goers.  Sessions is such an unspeakable piece of shit that the stench emanating from his Howdy Doody countenance is much too foul to contemplate.

Remember Roissy: “Sessions as Attorney General alone justifies the Trump Presidency.”

Remember Sallis“Trump and Sessions are enablers, de facto supporters, of Antifa.”

Guess who was right?  Again.

And note how no “Alt Right” (broadly defined) site discusses Sessions and his new role as the legal representative of Antifa.  Not “America’s Senator” anymore, he’s Antifa Jeff.

Deleda est Der Movement!  Crush the infamy!

Griffin Reviews Hawley

A better book review.

Robert Griffin, who phone interviewed me a long time ago for one of his books, seems to me to be a good man and an honest academic.  I am pleased he has written a critical analysis of Hawley’s Alt Right book, a review that is perhaps more objective than the more positive reviews given by (ego-driven?) individuals interviewed by Hawley and featured in the book and who no doubt are positive about the publicity (good for panhandling drives, I guess).

As per Hawley, Griffin notes his obsession about “racism” and “supremacy” and, indeed, anyone who, like Hawley, would write the following is intellectually suspect:

Throughout this text, I use the term ‘white nationalist’ largely because that is the term used by many on the Alt-Right to describe themselves.  But I acknowledge the critique that white nationalism was a term invented to make white-supremacist views more palatable.

True enough, Hawley uses weasel words such as “I acknowledge the critique” without openly saying whether he agrees or disagrees with it (although his fulminations against “racism” is a possible clue here). The bottom line is that the “critique” in question is politically-motivated libel and slander, and is objectively false.  An honest academic would have pointed out the emptiness of the critique and the clear differences between nationalism and “supremacy,” but, as Griffin suggests, Hawley may have been more concerned about his upcoming tenure application as he is about White “racism” and “supremacy.”

I give Griffin’s review a 10 out of 10.

Movement Moneyball

Food for thought.

I have a good opinion of Robert Griffin, and not only because he interviewed me for his book.

Putting aside the debates about baseball strategy (who really cares?), the main points are these:

We believe what makes us feel good about ourselves.  Moneyball is a self-confirming experience for its audience.  We get to feel in the know and on the side of the angels and linked up with a cool guy like Brad Pitt, and all we had to do to achieve that status was spring for a movie ticket or a DVD or streaming rental.  And we are safe; nothing goes on that challenges or threatens us.  We are nestled comfortably among the wise and righteous and don’t have to think about anything or do a damn thing.

That’s what Der Movement and HBD does.  It makes a certain subsection of Whites “feel good about themselves” (typically by throwing other Whites “under the bus” so to speak) so as to make the poison easier to swallow.  “A spoonful of sugar makes the cyanide go down” is one way of putting it.

We are basically lazy.  If you are halfway slick you can tell people just about anything that is simple to understand and has a surface level of plausibility (as long as it doesn’t make them feel bad about themselves—these all go together) and be rest assured that they aren’t going to put effort into thinking about it or checking into its veracity or coming up with alternatives to it.

Most “movement activists” are indeed lazy.”  They “drink the movement Kool-Aid” without a moment’s  hesitation.  Thinking for themselves is too difficult.

So what can we do?

We can take seriously my mother’s advice to me when I was a kid: “Robert, you are a nice boy, but you believe everything anybody tells you.  Quit doing that.”

We can differentiate mediated from direct experience.

We can distinguish abstractions—images, words, concepts, assertions — from the concrete realities they supposedly represent.

The Lenny Bruce joke: we can trust our eyes more, our senses, our experience of things.

We can look directly at the people pushing something and ask: Who are these people?  What’s their agenda?  What’s in it for them and theirs if we buy what they are selling?

We can think for ourselves and not let other people do the thinking for us.

We can become mediators of reality ourselves.

Isn’t that what EGI Notes has been telling you all to do regarding the “movement” for years now?

Is anyone listening?

Doubtful, but I’ll still try.  If even one person is converted to reality, it’ll be worth it.

Community Activism Needed

Things to do.

A comment from AltRight.com brings up a subject I’ve been discussing ever since I was interviewed by Robert Griffin for his book – the need for “movement” activists to get involved in the community, help “normal” White folks, and thus build strong fundamental ties to Whites that will prove fruitful in both recruiting and drawing general support from the population when such support will be required.

Golden Dawn, a Greek nationalist movement, does a lot of community outreach for Greek people. The young women and men both see to it that no vulnerable Greek is without assistance. A drive to the doctor for an elderly person, a medicine or eyeglass campaign, a roof repair or a lawn mowed for an elderly man, new mothers assisted, etc. I understand Hezbollah does a similar outreach for their people. Builds love and tribal identity. Enforces bonds among the young and solidifies self-worth.

Youth is Wasted on the Young

Talking to the wind.

Read here about some of the current legal troubles of Richard Spencer and the Alt Right.  This blog supports Spencer with respect to this situation and I hope it works out somehow, although I’m not very optimistic.  We’ll see.

One point I’ll make is that these guys had things reversed.  First, you build a presence in the community, you build an infrastructure, you spend the time – years – to build up a network of support (including lawyers) and then – after – you “go public” to the extent of participating in rallies such as Charlottesville – or organizing other public events – that have the potential for trouble and the potential for generating legal liability.

If these younger fellows would ever had asked advice and input from the dreaded over-50 crowd (and, no, Alt Wrong HBDers are not included in the group whose advice should have been solicited from), then perhaps some of these errors would not have been made.  And for those of you who say “oh, that’s 20-20 hindsight” you’re wrong: I’ve been writing about the need for building infrastructure, community, and networks for years, I’ve been preaching prudent planning and contingency preparation; further, more than 15 years ago, when I was interviewed for Griffin’s book, I made the following points (emphasis added):

I think the challenge is to heighten whites’ racial awareness — especially the sane, honest, hardworking, law-abiding whites — and convince them to form voluntary, private organizations in their own communities. These organizations would exist to do practical things. The problem now is you have racialist organizations and they say, “Join up and send us your membership dues,” and you get a little membership card and a newsletter once a month. But the members stay isolated and everything stays divorced from reality. We need racial nationalist organizations that help children with homework, and help old and infirmed people, and that clean up neighborhoods, and where everybody stands together when some outside force tries to push them around. Maybe these organizations could have youth auxiliaries.  

As it is now, we have white people thinking, “What am I going to do? I have got to send my children to the local school and it’s full of minorities and they are going to be taught all sorts of nonsense and they are going to get attacked, and my neighborhood is deteriorating, and my life is going to hell.” An activist comes up to them and says, “Let’s go protest against the United States’ foreign policy in the Middle East.” That’s great, our foreign policy in the Middle East should be protested, but there is still the question of what is going to be done to help the person scratching his head trying to figure out what he is going to do about what is happening in his life. At a very basic level we have to protect ourselves physically.  

The Nation of Islam may be an example of the kind of thing I’m talking about. It was founded in the 1930s, but it wasn’t until the early 1960s that most white Americans ever heard about the Black Muslims. They spent decades building a base of support in the black community by helping black people with whatever they were doing in their community. So when they started becoming vocal and white people in the early 1960s started saying, “Hey, these people are a problem, what are we going to do?” it was already too late. The Black Muslims were already firmly established and had become an integral part of black society. In a similar way, a white nationalist movement has to grow like a plant, with its roots firmly in the soil.

Sound familiar? Sound relevant? Build a base of support in the community.  Do that FIRST.  Have youth auxiliaries (putting Beavis-and-Butthead in their proper place).  Protect activists (and White people generally) physically.  Once you do those things, once you are firmly planted in the soil of the community, then you will have white collar and blue collar members and supporters – including lawyers – ready for when they are needed.  You’ll be grounded, on a firm foundation, you’ll have those deep roots so your trunk and branches won’t get blown away in a storm.  You have all these things and then you go out and do your rallies and protests.  Some would argue that the rallies and protests are needed to gain the supporters in the first place, to which I say that the type of supporters you need first and foremost are the ones gained by community organizing and not from rallies with cosplay actors dressed like Captain America, and also, why is it that low-IQ, low time preference Negroes did things correctly, but the ever-so-superior Whites did not, and cannot, do so?

Whenever these guys begin to realize they should get input from older people who have some useful perspectives, they know how to contact us. But it is a bit late now, these problems should not have went down like this to begin with.  If and when these legal problems are resolved, I’d advise the sort of careful, long-range, and strategic building of community, infrastructure, and networking described above, including a legal team, a security force, folks with business sense, and some older advisers to provide guidance.

Slightly off-topic, but still focused on the Alt Right and their errors and delusions, see this.  That is the most ludicrous stupidity imaginable.

In Der Movement, you don’t dominate anything.  Leadership? Ha!  Respect?  Ha!  (Just look at any comments thread to any post concerning the “Alt-Europeans”).  Interests considered? Double Ha!  Talk about delusional.