A tale of two hypocrites.
Since literally the first day of President Trump’s term, the federal government has done very little to prevent leftist political violence. Now, there are attacks on law enforcement officials, cheered on by a nationwide network. What did the DOJ think would happen after years of tolerating lawlessness?
A government is the monopoly of force within a territory. If President Trump’s DOJ refuses at least to investigate antifa in the wake of Van Spronson’s attack, it has ceded that monopoly. Already, President Trump has proven himself unable or unwilling to enforce America’s immigration laws. Now, he seems indifferent to attacks on public servants. Rather than tweeting, he should act. Tolerate political violence and it will escalate. This attack is surely a harbinger of more. If President Trump won’t defend immigration law enforcement officials, they won’t defend America.
The Trump administration has not installed a single mile of new wall in a previously fenceless part of the U.S.-Mexico border in the 30 months since President Trump assumed office, despite his campaign promise to construct a “big beautiful wall.”
Roissy is back online. Is he going to be man enough to admit how majestically wrong he’s been about Fat Donnie?
This here may be one of the most hypocritical and dishonest things Johnson has ever written. Yes, principles are more important than people, so even though HBDers themselves expose Rushton as a fraud and a hypocrite, Johnson defends him because he was his “friend.”
Now let’s apply this analysis to the question of how White Nationalists should approach the Trump question. Consider, for instance, Trump’s tweets inviting an America-hating Muslim, Somali-born Representative Ilhan Omar, to go back to her home country.
The broad-minded approach is to use this controversy to talk about ideas.
I agree. I talk about the idea that Der Movement is an utter failure, as exemplified by its repeated Man on White Horse humiliations, and Trump is an excellent example to use to illustrate this point to the rank-and file.
The small-minded approach is to use this controversy to talk about people. For instance, Richard Spencer appeared briefly on CNN. Instead of talking about the issues raised by this debate…
And so Johnson hypocritically uses the CNN controversy to once again personally bash Spencer. Calm down Greg and think about someone else for a moment.
The basic Spencer code is to denigrate his natural base while preening as big-brained…
Unlike Johnson, of course.
…and grandstanding to the Left. A comic genius described it as glitter bombing. Sadly, it doesn’t leave much time to talk about ideas.
Such as the idea of endlessly obsessing over Richard Spencer.
It does not occur to them that nobody need support Trump the man—in part or in toto—to use him as an occasion to defend good ideas and attack bad ones.
Attacking bad ideas – like the Man on White Horse Syndrome or Der Movement’s ethnic affirmative action policy, both of which are relevant to the author of the piece I am now critiquing.
And if Trump is only an occasion to enter the battle of ideas, then it does not matter if he means what he says, or whether he will follow through with his proposals. Obviously, we’d like Trump to be a sincere and effective advocate for pro-white policies.
But if that is our constituency, then our movement has no future.
It doesn’t have a future.
Those who are playing a long game…
Snug in their hobbit hole.
…recognize that the nearly 60 million white Americans who voted for Donald Trump are the natural constituency for National Populism in America. The most important thing is to uphold the right principles and communicate them to the National Populist electorate that Trump has created and is increasingly disappointing and frustrating. When Trump is gone, it is our job to lead them.
These guys can’t even lead a tiny “movement” but they will lead “nearly 60 million white Americans” to victory.
But we cannot lead them if we do not connect with them. And we cannot connect with them if we go out of our way to alienate them.
Yes, you will connect with them, and not alienate them, by running hyper-Nordicist screeds by the likes of Ash Donaldson, combined with other esoteric content of Counter-Currents. I thought Counter-Currents was aimed at the “high-IQ crowd” and not to “the nearly 60 million white Americans who voted for Donald Trump?”
As far as White Nationalists were concerned, this was never just about Trump. It was always about advancing our ideas.
Trump was always just an occasion for White Nationalists to enter the political debate.
And they didn’t do it. Instead, they engaged in MAGA Pepe Kek hysteria, did Unite the Right, engaged in catty feuds, panhandled for “D’Nations,” and did navel-gazing podcasts.
He smashed the Republican gentleman’s agreement never to talk about whether global trade and non-white immigration are good for America. It was truly magnificent.
Yes, talk about “big hands” combined with total ignorance during debates was truly magnificent.
Trump asked the right questions…
Such as “where is the nearest MacDonald’s?”
…but at best, his answers were half-measures, and half-implemented half-measures are not the solutions Americans need. They are not what his electorate is increasingly clamoring for. But that too is an opportunity for us.
An opportunity to endorse Andy Eggroll. No, wait, Princess Tulsi Coconut, no wait….
I think some of the spoiled child reactions to Trump’s failures and betrayals come from people who somehow convinced themselves that Trump really was going to save America.
…” people who somehow convinced themselves that Trump really was going to save America” – like Greg Johnson, Richard Spencer, Richard McCulloch, Jared Taylor, Kevin MacDonald, and Roissy.
But that was never realistic. He was one man, advocating confused civic nationalist half-measures against the whole media and political establishment. Trump was never going to save America.
And, again, the post linked here contains some of Johnson’s hysterical Man on White Horse Syndrome comments about Trump two-to-three years ago.
That was always our job. It still is.
Trump is not the last chance for National Populism in America.
Tell that to Amren and The Occidental Observer.
He is just the beginning. He was not the last chance for white America.
Why didn’t Johnson tell that to Taylor and MacDonald back in 2016? 20-20 hindsight three years too late?
He was the system’s last chance to preserve itself in the face of massive demographic change. When Trump is no longer President, our mantra must be “Trumpism has not failed. Trumpism has never been tried.”
Only then we will start calling it National Populism, and if we play the long game, we will have created a whole new political movement to secure its triumph.
These guys can’t even hold a small meeting without it being infiltrated but they’re going to build the grand political movement that will secure for us our – inevitable of course! – triumph. National Populism – brought to you by preening elitists who sniff about “Kali Yuga” and Guenon.
The bad news is that Trump turned out to be better at campaigning than governing. The good news is that he will soon go back on the campaign trail, and if “Send her back” is any indication, it’s going to be another magnificent opportunity to move the national mind in our direction.
Like the grand success of 2016, which has led America to be farther to the left, and more anti-WN, than ever before.
When that time comes, I hope our best propagandists will not sit it out, sulking in their tents like Achilles.
Or sulking like male meeting attendees who failed in their flirting with Pilleater.
If we are going to effectively advance our ideas, we cannot get distracted by the politics of personality…
Including hatred of Spencer?
…including our own personal issues.
We must never lose sight of our ultimate aim, which is a homeland for whites in North America.
A snug hobbit hole for every White American! A caliper for every skull!
Johnson’s essay is one part hypocrisy and two parts dishonesty.
Hypocrisy: We must concentrate on ideas, not people – except of course when we defend the likes of Rushton out of friendship and constantly attack Richard Spencer out of some obsessive animus. Never mind that when someone too sharply criticizes his own ideas at his blog, the response is “this will be your last comment here.”
Dishonesty: First, by ignoring the fact that Johnson and his buddies were indeed engaging in God Emperor Pepe MAGA Kek hysteria about Trump and, more importantly, second, that pointed criticism of Trump as a fraud does not have to be a “small-minded” interest in “people not ideas,” but rather a principled argument against the endlessly repeated Man on White Horse Syndrome error, and also an argument that the same “movement” that makes that (obvious) mistake over and over again is unfit to be a vehicle for White preservationism.
1969: America lands men on the moon
See this. While I have some degree of skepticism toward such tests (can they detect psychopaths? Can someone be trained to defeat them?) And while they are not 100% accurate, something is better than nothing, and perhaps such tests can be one component (not the whole thing!) of a real “extreme vetting” program, at least for more important positions. One wonders also if “random screening” should be done even after acceptance, since people who may originally be sincere, can “turn” later. Also, in the case of a real infiltrator, if they somehow bypassed the test on the first go around, where they may have been prepared for it, on a second, unexpected, random screening, they may be caught. The screening itself needs to be done by different people and double-checked – what if the screener is an infiltrator as well?