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Byron Jost’s Minority Rule

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Editor’s Note:

Minority Rule: The Rise of Political Correctness is an unfinished documentary directed by the late Byron Jost (A Line in the Sand). The focus of the documentary is the role of the organized Jewish community in creating political correctness. Interviewees include Dr. Kevin MacDonald, Dr. E. Michael Jones, Dr. James Sanchez, and Canadian free speech activist Paul Fromm.

Byron Jost was a personal friend. Viewing this video again underscores in my mind what a shame it is that Byron never finished this project. He was a sincere and convinced White Nationalist who wanted to use his talents to advance our cause. But he was also a sensitive, artistic type who lacked self-confidence. Byron also suffered from depression and was given to drink. Unfortunately, the “movement” did more to repulse him than to cultivate his talents, and finally he walked away.

Eventually, Byron moved to Russia, which was not a good choice, given his personality type. He found the long cold winter of 2009–2010 hellish. Eventually, he fled Russia for a vacation in Cambodia, where he died of a heroin overdose in late March, 2010. I was deeply saddened, but not entirely surprised. When I think about why we need to create a better movement that cultivates the creative and talented people among us, I think about Byron.

 

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19 Comments

  1. rhondda
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 4:24 am | Permalink

    Indeed, it is a shame this project was not finished. I do remember how how influential Paul Tillich was on my father, his liberal church buddies and his deep abiding love for Martin Luther King and guilt, guilt, guilt for everything white. We are all sinners, forever and ever amen and don’t you ever forget it. Personally, I preferred trees.
    I really like the idea at the beginning about the Greek soul imaged as a horse and rider. Of course alot of Christianity is all about words and less about images for images are idols, don’t you know.
    Thanks for this.

  2. festivusmood
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Who is the fellow in the bowtie, and the one reading from Authoritarian Personality?

    • Henry
      Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

      That’s the Catholic, E. Michael Jones.

      He’s written some good books but for him everything seems to turn on acceptance or rejection of Christ.

      Here’s his website: http://www.culturewars.com/

  3. Sandy
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    The editor’s note contained truths that we don’t want to admit. It will be a long walk home for us. Very well said, Mr. Editor.

    rhonnda: We are all sinners, forever and ever amen and don’t you ever forget it. is true but it is what the shepherds do with it that counts. Information can be used as a weapon to destroy or can be used to uplift and bring life. From what you say Tilloch used our secrets to destroy and serve the adversary. Jesus, our creator, could have referred to us as hedgehogs or racoons but he chose to call us after sheep. There could be a reason for that.
    Images are not idols for we are made in the image of God. Again, words are being twisted against us.Your father was betrayed by the wolves in sheep’s clothing as sure as any patriot is betrayed today.

  4. icr
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    “Interviewees include Dr. Kevin MacDonald, Dr. E. Michael Jones, Dr. James Sanchez, and Canadian free speech activist Paul Fromm.”

    Isn’t Joseph Sobran supposed to be in this film?

    Does anyone have any idea who James Sanchez is?

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted March 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

      Sobran was interviewed, and I saw the footage, but it does not seem to appear here.

      Sanchez is a publisher with a Ph.D. in Near Eastern or Central Asian Studies. He is one of the best educated and informed people I have ever known.

      • festivusmood
        Posted March 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

        Will there be a release of the entire film? The ending here was abrupt and dangling.

        • Greg Johnson
          Posted March 24, 2012 at 12:02 am | Permalink

          I don’t know.

      • Sandy
        Posted March 24, 2012 at 12:45 am | Permalink

        Sanchez may have a Ph.D. in Near Eastern or Central Asian Studies but he also saw right through the Scottish Nationalist farce on his own. He wrote his observations in a 2002 pamphlet and I am sure he has not been invited back since.
        I don’t know who is dumber. The Scots that think that Asians and Africans are Scottish or the Asians and Africans that think they are Scottish. It would almost be worth having Scotland gain its independence so that Sanchez could write a sequel.

  5. rhondda
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Sandy. I was just wondering if you have ever read any of Paul Tillich’s work?

    • Sandy
      Posted March 24, 2012 at 12:31 am | Permalink

      rhondda:I don’t think I have read any of Paul Tilloch. He strikes me as one of those brainy people that are too clever for their own good and seeing things which are not there turn everything that they touch into an impenetrable fog of confusion. Only a few clever people have the knack to be great communicators – such as the Johnsons and the MacDonalds.
      I did start out on an MA in Theology but the lack of time and money took its toll. The big lesson I learned was that a lot of really clever people in theology go against Christ’s principle of “be as little children” and over complicate issues which deaden the faith and mess with people’s minds. Thankfully that vanity seems to have escaped our editors and writers.

      • rhondda
        Posted March 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

        Sorry there Sandy, I thought with your previous comment you were a girl and proselytizing.

      • Sandy
        Posted March 25, 2012 at 12:21 am | Permalink

        rhondda: your comment Sorry there Sandy, I thought with your previous comment you were a girl and proselytizing. reminded me of the Irish joke in which the mother fainted and after she recovered she said to her daughter, “I thought you said you were going to be a protestant.”

  6. Fourmyle of Ceres
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

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

    The Editor in blockquote:

    He (Jost) was a sincere and convinced White Nationalist who wanted to use his talents to advance our cause. But he was also a sensitive, artistic type who lacked self-confidence. Byron also suffered from depression and was given to drink. Unfortunately, the “movement” did more to repulse him than to cultivate his talents, and finally he walked away.

    The last sentence says more than many of us feel comfortable with, which is why I always mention the temporal bridge to the metapolitical project – Harold Covington’s Northwest Republic, if only as an analytical model to address issues before us – and the importance of sending money to counter-currents regularly.

    The next to last sentence sets us up for the last sentence. The next to last sentence mentions Jost as a man prone to depression, and subject to self-medication with alcohol. The foundation of depression is anger, and the foundation of that anger is a self-identification with something that is forever denied you. Many times, it is like a profound, unwritten social contract, where you have more than held up your end of the bargain, and have been betrayed, horribly, massively betrayed, at what has happened to you when you went to collect.

    One the one hand, you have been played for a Fool by your Beloved. On the other, your anger comes from a learned sense of helplessness, in what you se and accept as your inability to change the situation.

    “White Nationalism,” if you listened to Kevin Alfred Strom’s excellently written American Dissident Voices broadcasts, or read the analysis of William Luther Pierce, seems to have all of the answers. At description, they are masterful. At prescription, they point in the correct direction.

    And that’s where they stop.

    EVERYONE White Nationalist philosophies attracts were looking for the Bridge between where we are, and where we could, and should, be. They felt sure that there HAD to be some sort of Plan, some sort of Organization, some sort of purposeful group Activities, making these great ideas into the outworking of great Ideals.

    What did they find?

    The best Ideas seemed to be attracting some of the worst people you could imagine.

    THAT is the bitter fruit they found, whether it was Bob Mathews and David Eden Lane, or others who looked for what was advertised, and met only advertisements.

    After a CENTURY of bitter damn failure, we must recognize that WE, collectively, must become the parts of the Bridge, starting where we are. In time, if we purposefully develop our Talents in accordance with the metapolitical project, we will link up and become strands of the social fabric that holds things together for Western Civilization when it emerges from the ashes in a cleaner, clearer Form.

    Unfortunately, the “movement” did more to repulse him than to cultivate his talents, and finally he walked away.

    What “movement?”

    That’s why it is so important to send money to counter-currents each and every month. If you have any left over, send it to the Northwest Front. If you have any more left over, to quote Erasmus, buy some food.

    What’s In YOUR Future? Focus Northwest!

  7. Andrew Hamilton
    Posted March 24, 2012 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    I know who MacDonald, Jones, and Fromm are, and that one of the other two men interviewed is James Sanchez.

    I assume Sanchez is the man at the table who mentioned attending Johns Hopkins (I believe it was), and having to read Adorno’s The Authoritarian Personality, which he dissects.

    If that is indeed James Sanchez, can anyone tell me who the remaining interviewee is–the bald man interviewed in front of the shelf of books?

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted March 24, 2012 at 11:04 am | Permalink

      Sanchez is the guy in front of the shelf of books.

      • maxsnafu
        Posted March 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

        Are you sure that isn’t MacDonald?

      • maxsnafu
        Posted March 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

        My mistake. You are correct. Both Sanchez and MacDonald are in front of book shelves.

  8. Richard
    Posted March 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    With respect to the video and with respect to the editor’s note, I have only this to say:
    we must overcome these things.

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