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Ideas Matter

"The Philosophers" by the anonymous Italian painter of the early 17th century known as the Master of the Judgment of Solomon

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The documentary Mugabe and the White African tells the story of a family of Whites trying to cling to their farm in Zimbabwe. The family isn’t racist. They’re anti-racist, claiming (rather credibly) that Robert Mugabe is the real racist. They gush about how their employees — every last one of which is Black — benefit tremendously from their presence. They brag about the women being empowered to have several children and work up sentimental tears as they reminisce about their love for “the help.” They insist that “We’re all God’s children” and appeal to Enlightenment notions of liberty, equality, and the brotherhood of man.

They’re just about the last of their kind in Zimbabwe, and yet they still cling to these suicidal and wrong ideas. Actually, they “were” just about the last. I say “were” because Mugabe’s cronies savagely attacked them, bludgeoning the patriarch and his son-in-law nearly to death. The Blacks burned the highly productive farm to the ground, driving the grievously wounded family from their land once and for all. A few months after this incident, the patriarch, Mike Campbell, succumbed to his injuries.

This family clung to those suicidally wrong ideas long after they lost political power, long after daily life brought a constant threat of violence, and long after there was a credible strand of hope left for them or their way of life.

That’s the power of ideas.

White Americans weren’t awakened when they woke up one morning to find a Black man in their White House. They won’t be awakened by another inner-city riot or another frightful tale of anti-White rape and murder, or even one of murder and then rape. The Census Bureau has come out with a projection which only fiery-eyed Klansmen had dared to project a mere generation prior: that the current rate of non-White immigration, assimilation, and insemination will — within a couple decades — result in our being eclipsed in the land our forefathers gave their lives to secure for us as a sovereign inheritance.

White Americans yawned, then went right back to sleep. And they’ll remain in their beds as long as they’re comforted by the dreamy fluff that passes for virtue, principle, and morality in this decadent West.

Arthur Kemp claimed that “South Africans would rather be killed in their beds than make them.” There’s some truth to the claim that the Whites who are materially benefiting from the current system will resist attempts to upend it. But I don’t believe that’s the whole truth, even for the small and shrinking subset of White elites who are actually benefiting from it. There’s also some truth to the claim that people are generally resistant to change. But that’s hardly the whole truth, as they’ve tolerated the countless seismic changes necessary to accommodate these bad ideas.

Ideas matter. Big abstract ideas matter. The kinds of vague and even . . . esoteric . . . ideas bandied about by “extremist” sites like Counter-Currents matter. In fact, if we don’t get the big ideas right, then nothing else does matter. We can achieve all the paleoconservative and “White Civil Rights” victories in the world, but they’ll only amount to the “death by halves” that Dr. Pierce famously warned about in his landmark address “Why Conservatives Can’t Win.”

We can abolish Affirmative Action, only to watch India and China pour its technocratic elites into the seats we pried Black Americans from. We can build the wall, but there are already enough of them on this side of it and enough of them have their papers in order that the invasion is a fait accompli. We can hold off war with Iran or Syria for another election cycle, but the Military-Industrial Complex will absolutely never be deployed in defense of the people it was created to serve.

Our critics argue that our radical ideas “won’t play in Peoria.” But Peoria’s schools are already majority non-White and the whole city will be majority non-White by the time they take the next census. If you conclude — as I have — that Peorians are doomed unless we can radically transform their worldview, then we have no choice but to figure out how to play it in Peoria. Peorians need to reject democracy. Peorians need to reject equality. Peorians need to reject “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

To sum it up, Peorians need to reject America.

Our founding fathers weren’t lacking in genius. They weren’t lacking in courage. I’m proud of my founding stock forefathers (none of whom were founding fathers), and there’s a lot about America that can and should be preserved. But, in hindsight, they got it wrong. They got it disastrously wrong, and we’re bearing the consequences of their false premises and miscalculations in real-time.

Several years ago, inspired by reflecting on my own experiences and prodded by Nietzsche, I concluded that living just to live, doing what I felt like doing, and pursuing my own happiness as an end in itself was an awful way to go about things. The thing about happiness is that we’re wired for struggle. We only experience true bliss when immersed in a transcendent struggle with the seriousness of a child at play. It’s just like with cats. They’ll chase a string for hours, but if you simply hand them the string, they’ll bat it around for a spell, then grow bored and distracted.

This principle is as true with the life of a nation as it is for the life of a man. America batted its “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness” around for a few decades, then grew bored and distracted. With no “tyrants” or “priests” left to curb the power and practices of the merchants who seized control of America, these reactionaries had nothing left to react to. And now they’ve woven the string together into a rope to hang themselves with. America’s ongoing act of auto-erotic asphyxiation is the final stage in this self-destructive cycle, the stage at which one becomes so overwhelmed with nihilism, ennui, and self-loathing that self-abuse and self-destruction become the transcendent goal.

America is capsizing, but we, the tribe of men with relatively similar linguistic, cultural, and historical roots who can be broadly described as “White Americans” don’t have to go down with the ship. Many in Europe’s fascist political tradition perceive us as the very epitome of modernity and innately irredeemable. They see us as the very embodiment of Jewish and mercantile ideals made manifest. We were, after all, “patient zero” of this Mercantile Age. We do, after all, have the highest serum level of the Jewish pathogen. But I believe that it was primarily the ocean of distance from the two historical buffers to mercantile and Jewish power — the nobility and the priesthood — which led to our being afflicted the first and the worst.

We are not innately more decadent than our brothers abroad. We as a people are not beyond redemption, and my life’s work is to demonstrate that.

How, you ask? Well, I’m working on that, and I won’t be able to accomplish it entirely on my own. Until I’m further along in my research, or until somebody else shows it to me, I won’t know exactly what it is. But I am far enough along to describe what it isn’t.

It isn’t democratic.

When a nation’s state becomes a democracy, it is delivering itself up to be controlled and ultimately destroyed by the market. When a family business launches an IPO, “mom and pop” insist to their employees, their vendors, their customers, and their children that things will carry on as usual, even improve. And for a time, things do carry on as usual, and the infusion of capital is welcomed. Modern democracy is a market, and each vote is a share to be purchased. Sooner or later, a vulture capitalist like Mitt Romney is going to come along and raid its reserves, strip its assets, and sell it off piece-by-piece to further enrich himself.

It isn’t egalitarian.

I’m neither bred nor raised to be an elite. My father was raised on a hog farm, and some of my earliest memories are of him coming home covered in soot from the coal mine. My mom was raised in a small rural shack with six other siblings. Her father, my grandfather, cleverly adapted a discarded pontoon boat as a front porch. I grit my teeth when some in our movement speak a little too eagerly about eugenics and the need to cull the herd, or speak disparagingly of “hillbillies,” “white trash,” and “Wal-Mart shoppers.”

I am a Wal-Mart shopper, and my first concern is for my fellow Wal-Mart shoppers. But Tradition clearly states and history clearly demonstrates that the only true and lasting salvation of the folk is found in submission to a rightful and righteous indigenous elite. Marxism, mass democracy, anarchism, libertarianism, and other popular scams promise the masses “liberation,” only to deliver the people up to an elite even more alien and decadent than the elite they were being “liberated” from.

I insist that a robust hierarchy must allow for social mobility, and perhaps that’s special pleading. But there must be a hierarchy. A subset must be empowered with true power, not the vacuous and ephemeral power that comes with being elected to an office for a couple years. It’s not the vacuous and ephemeral power that comes with the necessity of negotiating the byzantine maze of special interest groups, ethnic lobbies, and money changers required in order to merely cling to the office, much less accomplish anything in it.

Not that Byzantium was anywhere near as byzantine as this cluster**** we charitably call a “system.”

This is not the dungeons and dragons fantasy talk our “mainstreamer” critics imagine it to be. A return to monarchy or some other form of overt (rather than our currently covert) elite control is certainly a counter-current in contemporary American discourse. It won’t play in Peoria . . . yet. But look around. China’s indigenous “inner party” is proving itself capable of concocting and implementing major plans for the distant future while our own system can’t even patch up the crumbling infrastructure our ancestors built. The Muslim Brotherhood is making advance after advance in the Middle East, exploiting each attempt by us to impose democracy by persuading the mob to vote for something other than mob rule. Iran continues to hold firm despite tremendous social and economic pressure precisely because it’s not a democracy. The former Soviet bloc is also rejecting the Western model.

For Peorians, discarding the American system remains an unthinkable idea. But it’s an idea whose time has come. For Europe’s New Right, our taking a leadership role in the Restoration of tribe, tradition, and transcendence remains an unthinkable idea. But it’s an idea whose time has come. Ideas matter, and that’s why Counter-Currents Publishing matters. I’m honored to be in the presence of so many great thinkers — thinkers who’ve taken that critical step of investing their reputations and life’s work in our struggle. I look forward to collaborating with you all in the ongoing development of our ideas and in the coming struggle those ideas will inspire.

 

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22 Comments

  1. DiverCity
    Posted February 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Sure wish I had a hundred million or two to direct your way. That would be a good start at least.

  2. Fourmyle of Ceres
    Posted February 27, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    THEIR GOAL IS GENOCIDE. OURS. WHAT’S YOURS?

    Matt Parrott in blockquote:

    I’m honored to be in the presence of so many great thinkers — thinkers who’ve taken that critical step of investing their reputations and life’s work in our struggle.

    Now, if we can just get enough of them to kick in some money to counter-currents regularly, say, monthly. The regularity of support is almost as important as the dollar amount.

    For Peorians, discarding the American system remains an unthinkable idea. But it’s an idea whose time has come.

    When they realize what the American System has become – in effect, its inversion, an anti-American System that has thrown them overboard, they will only be willing to change if viable, effective alternatives are available.

    “Viable, effective alternatives,” you say?

    Douglas Mackinnon, a nationally recognized Conservative writer with tremendous political credentials, wrote, at the end of his book, “America’s Last Days,” of what happened as the Government acknowledged the right to form a separate nation, called “Jefferson,” out of – pay attention here – Wyoming and Montana.

    What happened:

    “With that announcement, tens of thousands of people started to flee Montana and Wyoming, while hundreds of thousands of Americans made their way to the new country.” (p. 334, paperback ed.)

    Did you catch the distinction he mad? I know you did!

    Some time ago, Linder said, in effect:

    “Take ANY State in the country, no matter how bad the weather, no matter how desolate it is. Make it “WHITES ONLY,” and stand out of way of the greatest traffic jam you will ever see.”

    And that, as always, takes us to the damn near Kwistach Hadiachian prescience of a Mr. Harold Covington.

    Today, a bill was introduced in the WYOMING – see the quote from Mackinnon’s book – WYOMING legislature to prepare for the collapse of America. Issues to be addressed included the possible need for a draft – National Service – and its own currency. In the FIRST draft of the bill was a request to consider the needs and viability of obtaining an AIRCRAFT CARRIER for Wyoming.

    Last I checked, Wyoming is not bordered by any ocean. Logically, accepting the status quo, an aircraft carrier – AIRCRAFT CARRIER! – for Wyoming makes no sense at all, UNLESS….

    You see Wyoming as an integral part of a Northwest Republic. Reread that SLOWLY.

    The Northwest Republic can call the AIRCRAFT CARRIER the “Wyoming.”

    Do you think that maybe, just maybe, the best Idea is starting to achieve credibility, today, and acceptance, in the not too distant future?

    Send some money to counter-currents, and, if you have any left over, end it to the Northwest Front. All of this can be done, as it MUST be done, in an “apple-pie, strictly legal, sort of way.” (HT: Jim Giles)

    What’s In YOUR Future? Focus Northwest!

  3. Trainspotter
    Posted February 27, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Matt, superb and thought provoking piece.

    Certainly, American style democracy is a vulgar and disastrous thing. It has to go. However, I’m not convinced that democracy is the problem per se. Swiss style direct democracy has considerable promise, of course with plenty of modifications to suit our particular needs.

    When I look at small group or “micro” direct democracy, the results seem good enough. The local homeowners and neighborhood associations can run themselves adequately. There are plenty of examples of small and medium scale cooperatives that seem to do fine. Employee owned businesses also do well enough.

    The evidence suggests to me that, so long as we are talking about homogenous white communities, decentralized direct democracy has a lot going for it. The evidence also suggests that direct democracy generally leads to more “conservative” results than those offered by the elites. If we had decentralized direct democracy for the last two centuries, would we be in our present dire straits? It’s an interesting question, but I can’t help but speculate that things would be far and away better.

    As a white nationalist, I try to think in terms of centuries and millenia. My primary concern is the long term survival of our people. Yet, when all is said and done, my worldview is no doubt colored greatly by the time in which I live, the reality and experience of the present age.

    What is that present experience? It is one in which our elites are, at best, utterly indifferent to our plight. More often they are hostile to our cause, actively working to dispossess our people. If, instead of treating the elites as a single amorphous blob, we break them down into particular categories, the picture becomes even more stunning. It’s not just that the conservative elite sold us out, or the business elite, or the university elite, or the media elite, or the military elite, or the Catholic elite, or even the Baptist elite (typing those last two words together pained me, by the way). It’s that EVERY elite sold us down the river. Every last one. Not a single institutional elite will stand up for us.

    So, shock of shocks, I’m more than a little wary of “elites,” even though I am an elitist…if you get my meaning.

    I consider the serious thinkers of white nationalism to be a natural elite, a real elite, and the most important elite on the planet. But can that be instutionalized? In perpetuity? I have my doubts. But that is the elite that I am interested in.

    My point is that institutions can be captured and controlled. But always and forever, it would seem, there arises in the folk at least a minority that can see through the corruption. And when that minority (us, at present) speaks out, what do we find? Every institutional elite opposes us, but many of our folk agree with what we say. Even after being subjected to a saturation level of propaganda, I continue to regularly run into normal white citizens that have sound and healthy instincts. To the extent that I get any sort of positive reinforcement whatsoever, it is from the folk, not any institutional elite.

    I believe this is organic and natural. I have no reason to doubt that, assuming our race survives in any significant numbers, a thousand years from now it will still produce people like us. There will be someone similar to Matt Parrott. There will be someone similar to Greg Johnson, etc.

    So yes, this joke called American democracy must go. Further, the coming White Republic will initially require draconian powers in order to punish or expel the anti-whites and traitors in our midst, and to crush the institutional elites that are leading us to the abattoir.

    “Smash the Left. Smash Capitalism!”

    Until we reach the day when a decent number of people would “get it” if you put that slogan on a sign, we haven’t gotten very far. But I digress. Point is, during the transition period, we’ve got plenty of work cut out for ourselves.

    We will have to rebuild our institutions from the ground up. Let’s treat that as a given, and now look to the long term.

    Here is what makes the most sense to me, once we get past the transition:

    1. Decentralized direct democracy.

    2. Founding charter of White Republic to be explicitly racial in nature, guaranteeing that the land shall be reserved for our people (and defining our people) exclusively and for all time, and that each generation of whites is a steward in this capacity. No generation, or even a series of generations, has the right to give our land to non-whites. It is not theirs to give in such a way, but belongs to whites and only whites, including generations as yet unborn. Any vote or decision to the contrary is null and void, and armed resistance against it is justified. This part of the charter is permanent and may not be amended. Throw in something similar to Lane’s 14 Words for good measure. “The purpose of this government is to secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”

    3. An explicit and affirmative duty to rebel, by whatever means necessary, if either an elite or even a majority of white citizens attempts to betray the responsibility of stewardship. The duty would be to expel the alien invaders as well as bring the white traitors to justice for treason.

    4. Every jury to be informed of its right to nullification. Further, killing traitors should be an affirmative defense. Let peers judge. Point is, make it personally dangerous to be a traitor. Perhaps revive code duello in some form, a la Covington.

    5. Graduated franchise, with a citizen earning more votes as he demonstrates greater responsibility and service to the folk. Even if it is set up, as it probably should be, so that most citizens will likely get all of the votes in due time (property ownership, marriage, progeny, military service), the graduated franchise is necessary to destroy the idea that every opinion is equal to every other. It isn’t. Those who have more at stake, those who have demonstrated more responsibility, and those who have rendered service to the folk are entitled to a greater say. Still have universal sufferage in that everybody gets one vote for simply being a white citizen in good standing.

    6. Oaths of loyalty to be taken to the folk, and to the government only insofar as it protects the continuity of the folk. The government is merely a tool, the purpose of which is to protect the folk. The folk is the actual object of loyalty, and this should be explicit. I believe that Linder once mentioned requiring people to sign a written contract acknowledging that the racial basis of the nation will never be changed. Might be a good idea.

    7. Revive ostracism and exile. Those who speak out against the continuity of our people are no longer entitled to live in the White Republic. Leave. We can learn a lot from the Amish in this respect. We are a people who I believe require a great deal of freedom and latitude. But we are also a particular community with a particular purpose, and we should not allow termites in human form to undermine that in the name of freedom. The termites will be free – to leave.

    8. Candidates for public office held to the highest of those requirements stated above, and perhaps others as well. Not to mention term limits, public financing of campaigns, open primaries, etc. Eliminate all party strangleholds on power. If someone wants to consider himself a member of a particular party, that’s his business. But parties will lose control of the chokepoints that they have today, and may not exist at all absent those chokepoints (hopefully). Even if they do continue to exist in recognizable form, they will have far less power if the citizenry is free to reverse any decision by calling for a direct vote.

    9. Take a similar approach as above with anything that is “big,” whether it is Big University, Big Media, or Big Business. If you’re going to be so big that you inherently overwhelm the power of the typical citizen, then the white citizenry as a whole must have some sort of check upon you, including ordering your dissolution and sale, or revoking your charter. In a healthy society, this power of the citizenry will rarely if ever be used, but never again can we allow our own domestic intitutions to be captured and turned against us, while we have no means of recourse. Small and medium sized entities would be exempt from this, though of course their owners would be subject to the requirements of stewardship like any other citizen.

    10. Revive, through the above means and others, an honor based society. There must be real consequences to being a dishonorable traitor to one’s folk. There also must be more to life than just making a buck and stuffing as many pies into our mouths as possible. With honor, on the other hand, we honor not only ourselves and our families, but our people – both its history and its future.

    I could go on and on, but you get the idea. So sure, let’s institutionalize a pro-white elite to the extent that we can. The coming White Republic will, by definition, have that. It will have its own media elite, university elite, etc. But unless we have a society where traitors can reasonably expect some midnight justice, our people will always be in peril. Unless we have a society in which the white citizenry can provide a real check on corruption, our people will always be vulnerable. It’s just too easy for anyone with real money to capture institutions, and therefore the elites of those institutions. We must have a society where there is no real point in doing such a thing, because both the institution as an institution, and the elites as individuals, will be held to account.

    Despite the terrible state of our people today, they are still more sound than our false elites. The future White Republic, or so it seems to me, should attempt to harness that force and encourage that natural strength, as a check against the corruption of elites. Our life experience shows us that, like it or not, we’re the last man standing, so to speak. By definition, therefore, we are the most resilient.

    • White Republican
      Posted February 28, 2012 at 5:46 am | Permalink

      Trainspotter, these are stimulating and incisive comments. Some comments of my own:

      1. I agree that a White Republic “will initially require draconian powers in order to punish or expel the anti-whites and traitors in our midst, and to crush the institutional elites that are leading us to the abattoir.” (It’s nice to see a former libertarian make such unlibertarian comments.) It will need to act in a radical, illiberal, and often violent manner, and it will need extensive emergency powers. Our enemies will act likewise — regardless of their pious platitudes concerning “human rights,” “the rule of law,” “democracy,” “freedom,” “peace,” and the like — and they don’t have the scruples we do.

      Our enemies treat us as so much White trash today. If that is their attitude today, when we’ve done practically nothing to threaten or injure them, think of what their attitude will be if we start fighting. They’re going to treat us as White devils. They’ll regard us as monsters which must be annihilated. More than a few of our enemies are quite close, in blood and spirit, to the butchers of the Cheka.

      We must face the reality of total war. Today, as Jules Monnerot and Roger Mucchielli observed, subversion has become a major weapon of warfare. Our very institutions have been turned against us and are working to destroy our race and civilization. But most Whites regard the policies and activities of these institutions as normal, unobjectionable, unquestionable, irresistible. Most Whites don’t have a clear sense of being within a conflict, can’t identify their enemies, and can’t think politically. This must be changed.

      2. Every society has elites of some kind or another. If the elites we have today need to be drastically purged, the elites we need to create will need to be periodically pruned if they are to be healthy.

      I’m in favor of what Kevin MacDonald, in the concluding chapter of The Culture of Critique, calls “hierarchic harmony.” This “envisions a moderately individualistic society, a society that is meritocratic and hierarchical but also cohesive and culturally and ethnically homogeneous. It is a society with harmony among the social classes and with social controls on extreme individualism among the elite.” As MacDonald notes, “there has been a powerful Western tendency to develop such societies,” but this “prototypical Western social organization of hierarchic harmony and muted individualism is inherently unstable.” There need to be effective controls on individualism and delinquency among the elites.

      3. I think that a White Republic should favor qualities of strength rather than servility among the populace. I also think that its institutions should be organized on the basis of subsidiarity. The state should exercise sovereignty and authority in its sphere of responsibility. It should also devolve powers to the smallest units possible. What is needed here is the articulation of power rather than its centralization or its abdication.

      • Sandy
        Posted February 28, 2012 at 11:44 am | Permalink

        As MacDonald notes, “there has been a powerful Western tendency to develop such societies,” but this “prototypical Western social organization of hierarchic harmony and muted individualism is inherently unstable.” There need to be effective controls on individualism and delinquency among the elites.

        If my memory serves me well one of the reasons that Vienna lasted so long as a power was that the aristocracy was held to tighter rules by their peers, up to, and including assassination.

      • Greg Paulson
        Posted February 28, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

        @ White Republican

        You said,

        I’m in favor of what Kevin MacDonald, in the concluding chapter of The Culture of Critique, calls “hierarchic harmony.” This “envisions a moderately individualistic society, a society that is meritocratic and hierarchical but also cohesive and culturally and ethnically homogeneous. It is a society with harmony among the social classes and with social controls on extreme individualism among the elite.” As MacDonald notes, “there has been a powerful Western tendency to develop such societies,” but this “prototypical Western social organization of hierarchic harmony and muted individualism is inherently unstable.” There need to be effective controls on individualism and delinquency among the elites.

        That is such a vague description it could mean almost anything. Does he, or do you care to elaborate? (I doubt he does, and I honestly don’t remember.) I have CofC so if you have page numbers to refer to that works for me. It sounds nice and everything but the devil is in the details.

      • White Republican
        Posted February 29, 2012 at 1:54 am | Permalink

        Sandy:

        I’m not familiar with the aristocracy in Vienna, but the aristocracy in Venice seems to have disciplined itself very effectively. The latter has been viewed quite favorably by writers such as W. E. H. Lecky, Anthony M. Ludovici, James Burnham, Jean-François Revel, and Jacques Barzun. A real aristocracy cannot act as if it is above the law without damaging its prestige and power. It must observe sterner laws for itself.

        Greg Paulson:

        I previously indicated that Kevin MacDonald discusses “hierarchic harmony” in the very last chapter of The Culture of Critique, “Conclusion: Whither Judaism and the West?” My citations were from page 316 and 319 of the 1stBooks edition. Unfortunately, MacDonald’s discussion of hierarchic harmony is fairly general, and I must say that I’d like to see him address it at greater length. As you note, the devil is in the details.

  4. Armor
    Posted February 28, 2012 at 3:52 am | Permalink

    Matt Parrott: “Ideas matter”.
    Fourmyle: “Send some money”

    It’s important for White Nationalists to have smart people, to talk and to get heard. But we know the anti-White forces didn’t get power through the strength of their ideas. Most of what they say is absurd from a White person’s point of view. The anti-White coalition was built around a Jewish ethnic core, fueled by racial hostility. They secretly helped each other with lots of money and no scruples. They bought the politicians and the TV stations. They still rely on money, networking, bribery, censorship, lies, intimidation, control of the media, manipulation of the leftist movement…

    An impressive example of their power is Wikipedia. How come the Jewish point of view prevails so completely on Wikipedia? Maybe the simple explanation is that the Jewish contributors are paid to do their work?

    About equality and democracy: Most people are too humble. They are ready to defer to the greater wisdom of their corrupt elites. So, I don’t see egalitarianism as a big problem among White people. As for democracy, there would have been no race-replacement in a democratic society.

    • Fibbles
      Posted February 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

      Regarding Wikipedia and the Jewish point of view, I don’t thing they are necessarily being paid; rather it’s another case of their political intensity, the “full court press” so often invoked to describe their activism. I once tried to eliminate the “anti-semitism” tag from Arthur Butz’s, noted holocaust denier, profile. Within twenty minutes of my deleting it, someone would replace it! Someone is actually sitting there with alerts placed in order to prevent the alteration of his profile.

      • Armor
        Posted February 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

        “it’s another case of their political intensity”

        Quite possibly. I think it is also a matter of organization. But we know that Israel does finance some internet activism (Google search: hasbaRats). So, why not Wikipedia? They can also rely on a large reservoir of brainwashed leftists who have watched too much TV and do the work of the Jews for free. Wikipedia is really an interesting example of how Western institutions are under Jewish control.

        I think that Kevin MacDonald recently mentioned a recent study showing that continuous work by a small group of activists tends to bring their ideas to the fore in the long term. It means that White Nationalists can have an effect even while there are not many of them. But I guess the same result can be obtained if the activists are getting paid.

      • White Republican
        Posted February 29, 2012 at 1:56 am | Permalink

        Jews often seem to be, not merely activists, but hyperactivists. They really can mobilize large numbers — of people as well as money — at the drop of a skullcap.

        I hope the use of “holocaust denier” in the comment above is due to carelessness. The correct term is “holocaust revisionist.”

        In The Culture of Critique, Kevin MacDonald cites Michael Hogg and Dominic Abrams’ remark that a minority viewpoint can be influential when

        “it introduces the possibility of an alternative to the taken-for-granted, unquestioned, consensual majority perspective. Suddenly people can discern cracks in the façade of majority consensus. New issues, problems, and questions arise which demand attention. The status quo is no longer passively accepted as an immutable and stable entity which is the sole legitimate arbiter of the nature of things. People are free to change their beliefs, views, customs, and so forth. And where do they turn? One direction is to the active minority. It (by definition and design) furnishes a conceptually coherent and elegantly simple resolution of the very issues which, due to its activities, now plague the public consciousness. In the language of ‘ideology’ . . . , active minorities seek to replace the dominant ideology with a new one.”

        Counter-Currents obviously seeks to be a nucleus for an active minority of this kind.

      • Verlis
        Posted March 1, 2012 at 4:38 am | Permalink

        I hope the use of “holocaust denier” in the comment above is due to carelessness. The correct term is “holocaust revisionist.”

        Technically correct, but in reality even “revisionist” is tainted.

        Maybe “holocaust truth-teller.” If used, I think it should immediately be reinforced by a catchy definition (not necessarily the following): “Someone who thinks that if there are logical and evidential reasons for believing an aspect of holocaust history to be true then that truth should be allowed to be told — or do you disagree?” That’s quite a mouthful but if someone has any better idea of how to break through the emotional barriers people have to thinking straight about holocaust history on the fly I’m all ears. The beauty of it is if you can get the mouthful out no one (but a Jew, and even then…) is going to deny that truth should get a hearing.

  5. William
    Posted February 28, 2012 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    We–the Hard Men of the West–will make them change their mind. It will be left to us to wake them up. And it’s not going to be pretty.

  6. icr
    Posted February 28, 2012 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    PR should be adopted at the local level via referendum in order to create strictly legal, non-violent “guerilla foco” of decentralists and proto-secessionists. Recall that all the polls show that the two legacy parties are unpopular. Referendums could be passed under the banners of Anti-Duopoly, CHOICE and DIVERSITY.

    School boards (though typically non-partisan) would be a natural baby step since even school boards in conservative areas are usually controlled by left-wing teachers’ unions. Think two, three, many Frank Borzellieris.

    Investigate the Marxist concept of “transitional demands.”

    Though it would of course be messy interacting with Patriotards, anti-Agenda 21 activists, Alex Jones fans, etc.

  7. Gerald
    Posted February 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Counter-currents sells three books which develop further many of the ideas Matt & Trainspotter present in their essays: Archeofuturism, Why We Fight, and The WASP Question. Each is the product of considerable reflection, insight, and scholarship. Guillame Faye, author of the first two, will speak at the American Renaissance conference this March.

  8. Posted February 28, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    A Matt Parrott piece in praise of Monarchy? I like it! Very well written!

  9. Vick
    Posted February 29, 2012 at 2:51 am | Permalink

    I’ll just keep it brief and say that the racial awakening that I imagine – perhaps not the one that others imagine – is a real awakening.

    Not in some pseudo-religious, mystical, romantic sense (though I expect it will have some damn good art!) – I mean that we will either create an order where we really, truly put our trust in fellow whites or we won’t. Not just some whites. All whites.

    And we’ll live or die by that trust, because we believe in the strength of our race.

    Obviously, democracy – and as much of it as we can get – is the political equivalent of trusting our fellow white folk in the sense I mean it.

    I’m afraid anything less is suspicious. Why all this love for a race – our race – if we don’t believe it can govern itself? Why should we love it again? If most of my race is too stupid or weak to self-govern, then why aren’t I better off as a misanthropic libertarian? Life is short after all.

    Okay, enough said.

  10. Mr. Dithers
    Posted February 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Ideas do have consequences but I’m convinced that many whites have a strain of madcap universalism in their DNA irrespective of any ideas they’ve absorbed in life. For it was Alexander the Great who commanded his officers and soldiers to marry Persian women. Then we have the mentally unhinged white abolitionists of the 19th century who venerated the negro slave while vilifying white slave owners of the South. But these examples are just the tip of the iceberg.

    The uncompromising racial egalitarianism of contemporary Christianity has only amplified our seeming genetic propensity for universalist and raceless value systems.

    • Sandy
      Posted March 1, 2012 at 10:01 am | Permalink

      I think it was worse than marrying Persians Mr. Dithers. I believe it was Indians he got 10,000 of his Macedonians to marry and raise families in an effort to fulfill his dream of fusing the East and the West. In Persia Alexander first had to kill the Greek mercenaries that fought against him.

      Quibbles aside I agree completely that many whites have a strain of madcap universalism in their DNA irrespective of any ideas they’ve absorbed in life.

  11. BasilX
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    Great idea matters.
    The great idea shows that the present era is different with no precedent in the past.
    The great idea discards the obsolete terms which confuse the people,the notion of “free market”,”democracy”,”liberalism”.”conservatism”,”universalism” etc.
    The great idea shows that we have been subjected to the onslaught by our most venerable institutions,churches,academia,media,entertainment,sport etc. to the point that we have lost our ability to think. out of the accepted norms.

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