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Tough Talk from a Hard Man (On the Internet)

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Ever since I got involved with White Nationalism, I have been hearing the same speech. I call it the “Tough Talk,” which is invariably delivered by a “Hard Man” (usually borrowing his language and persona from the military and/or football). 

The gist of the “Tough Talk” is twofold.

First, whites are never going to regain control of our destiny simply by talk; we will have to use violence. A related claim is that we can’t win simply by producing online content. We have to take the struggle to the real world.

Second, since violence is inevitable, the time for talk is over. No more effete intellectualism. No more virtual activism. We need to get out in the real world right now. We need to get some tough guys together, preferably with police and military experience, and start killing people. Or maybe we can just go it alone, Hunter-style.

Of course the “Tough Talk” is itself talk, not action, and it is not delivered in the real world, but on the internet. Responses fall into two categories. First, there are the “Attaboys” and “Fuck yeahs!” — also typed on a keyboard. Second, there are the people who have reservations, including those who wonder if these tough guys are agents provocateurs (some surely are) and those who think their conclusions don’t quite follow.

Generally, I ban tough talkers from commenting at Counter-Currents and ignore them elsewhere on the web. Engaging them only gives them unearned readership and credibility. Besides, eventually they just fall silent. Some of them are drunks and depressives on a downward slide. Some of them become burnt out and embittered. A few, like the loathsome Glenn Miller, go on killing sprees. And some of them might even grow out of it. It is hard to know which ones go which way, because they are pretty much all anonymously typing their verbal bile into the cybervoid.

But for the record, here are my reservations.

First, literally nobody believes that whites will regain control of our destiny without the use of force. After all, White Nationalists want political power. We want to create a new pro-white legal and social order. And every law is accompanied by the threat of force. So the use of force is self-evident implication of every political program, and to suggest that one’s opponents are unaware of this is to erect a straw man.

The question is not whether we will use force after we gain power, but whether we will have to use force in order to gain power in the first place. Can we gain power through the existing political systems, or will we have to overthrow them in violent revolutions and coups, or will it be a little bit of both? The answer will obviously depend upon circumstances that vary from time to time and place to place. It is perfectly conceivable that White Nationalists can come to power in democratic systems. But if a system does not allow a peaceful and democratic transfer of power, then violence is inevitable.

Second, if the real question is not whether we will use force, but when and how, this brings us to the second issue. There’s a rather great leap from the premise that politics by its nature involves force to the idea that now is the time to stop talking and start fighting, especially fighting in the way that the tough talkers imagine, namely forming guerrilla bands or terrorist cells, or simply going on shooting sprees.

Only fools pick fights they cannot win, and White Nationalists cannot win a war against the armies, police forces, or even the mall cops of any contemporary society. So under the present circumstances, armed struggle is stupid.

However, while our enemies have never been stronger in terms of the force they wield, they have never been morally and intellectually weaker. White Nationalists, on the other hand, may be weak in terms of force, but the moral and intellectual case for our views has never been stronger.

So the tough talkers want us to abandon our best weapons and attack the enemy where he is strongest. This only hurts whites and helps anti-whites. If people like this did not already exist, the enemy would simply create them.

Our enemies are so keen on shaping public opinion because they know that public opinion is the foundation of political power. So if we want to change the political system, we have to change people’s values and beliefs. Metapolitics comes before politics, because we have to change people’s worldviews before we can change the political order. So it has never been a better time for metapolitics, or a worse time for violent action. And of course, the “Tough Talk” on the internet is itself a form of metapolitics, just a stupid and ineffective one.

When somebody launches into a version of the “Tough Talk” on the internet, he is imagining himself in the real world giving a rousing speech to soldiers before a battle or athletes before a match. But if he actually delivered his speech to his friends and neighbors, they would regard him as stupid, crazy, or evil. Why?

Because a speech is only intelligible to people who share a common set of beliefs. A course of action only seems moral if one’s audience shares one’s values. And today, our people’s beliefs and values have been provided by the Left, who have set us on the road to cultural decadence and racial extinction.

In order for the “Tough Talk” to be intelligible to the general public, they need to be reeducated. In order for White Nationalism to seem moral, we must change people’s values. And if violent insurrection is not going to be crushed by society, most people need to think that it is moral. But, then again, if most people think our cause is just, we probably will not need to resort to revolution.

Now, to be crystal clear, I am not opposed to Tough Talk or Hard Men as such. Like I said, every political order requires the use of force, and sometimes we will have to use force to capture political power. Someday, white leaders will have to rally the masses with Tough Talk to crush their enemies and defend their interests. The ongoing Muslim invasion of Europe will make that day come sooner than I ever imagined. But Tough Talk is only useful if people have ears to hear. The purpose of metapolitics is to make whites receptive to the message that taking our own side in a battle to the death is the right thing to do.

We’re not there yet, but signs are encouraging. Our leaders have never been more corrupt, decadent, and out of touch with what’s true and good. Our movement, by contrast, is on the side of truth and justice, and we are attracting highly intelligent and righteous individuals. They are in decline. We are on the ascent. When those two trajectories cross, a new order will be born.

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  1. Richard Cobden
    Posted May 28, 2016 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    The only way to achieve cultural hegemony is to produce cultural texts of any form. People from the Right generally seem to be more interested in historical, economical and political books. In my opinion there is enough of these genres on the market.

    Claus M. Wolfschlag is a writer of the German New Right and has published a unique book on “Visions of the Future and Doomsday in Science- Fiction- Movies”. The book is basically about how filmmakers envision the future, create alternative societies and what kind of political ideology their movies are based on.

    It would be great to translate this book into English. Maybe Martin Lichtmesz could help to make it happen.

    Bye the way, the original German title of the book is “Traumstadt und Armageddon. Zukunftsvision und Weltuntergang im Science-Fiction-Film. Ares-Verlag, Graz 2007, ISBN 978-3-902475-38-1.”

  2. Richard Cobden
    Posted May 28, 2016 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    The only way to achieve cultural hegemony is to produce cultural texts of any form. People from the Right generally seem to be more interested in historical, economical and political books. In my opinion there is enough of these genres on the market. Claus M. Wolfschlag is a writer of the German New Right and has published a unique book on “Visions of the Future and Doomsday in Science- Fiction- Movies”. The book is basically about how filmmakers envision the future, create alternative societies and what kind of political ideology their movies are based on. It would be great to translate this book into English. Maybe Martin Lichtmesz could help to make it happen.

  3. Dick Malley
    Posted May 24, 2016 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Bought some Evola earlier in the week. No idea where the money went. Spent all week trying to get my charismatic commie friend (who has an infant) to listen to the Bowden lecture on Evola, no progress yet. He assures me he’s open minded.

  4. K.K.
    Posted May 24, 2016 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    Rarely if ever have I encountered the kind of ‘hard men’ you describe; who advocate violence in such an unnuanced way. Granted, apparently The Daily Stormer does that kind of stuff, but my impression is that it’s purposefully over-the-top and not intended to be taken completely seriously.

    But whatever the case with violence, there’s a growing trend in ‘the movement’ of setting up a strawman to make one’s point; either to signal to the mainstream, to fight some personal vendetta, or simply to construct an argument (‘unlike THESE guys, I think this and that’).

    I don’t see what the mention of “burnt out and embittered […] drunks and depressives” contributes to the overall argument you’re making regarding violence. It’s not a personal attack on you, but an observation of a very petty and time-consuming trend.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted May 24, 2016 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

      Sorry, but I am not going to pull punches. Those descriptions are accurate. There is nothing to be gained from softening the blow.

      • K.K.
        Posted May 24, 2016 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

        I don’t dispute that in a lot of cases this description will be accurate – and you’ll know that better than I do. However – and not to sound like I feel so tremendously important to preach to anyone or that I’m so above this kind of stuff myself – the amount of infighting is ridiculous. That’s because we often make our points by at the same time also condemning, dismissing or ridiculing people who disagree with us on that particular issue, but who are nonetheless on the same side in the grand scheme of things.

        One more thing regarding ‘lowlifes’ (people who don’t have their shit together in their personal life, and maybe start drinking a.s.): we should be somewhat careful with our judgement, and not dismiss their opinions simply cos they’re prolly ‘frustrated’, ‘embittered’ or whatever. You were lucky, in a way, to have had your ‘awakening’ after your formal education, and things like that, was already completed, and were able to make your passion your ‘work’. But I can assure you that once ‘awake’ it’s super-hard to motivate oneself to get things done in ones personal life in the traditional sense, thus career, business, family etc. I’ve struggled with it myself for a while, and threw away some opportunities initially, but luckily regained my priority-perspective in time, as I’m still fairly young. But I can now really understand good and capable people becoming ‘lowlifes’ if they don’t self-reflect and interfere before it’s too late, and so my perspective has changed in that regard. If someone makes sense, he makes sense, ‘lowlife’ or not. Okay, time to stop rambling.

    • Sonnenrad
      Posted May 29, 2016 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

      Andrew Anglin has a disclaimer on the front page of The Daily Stormer saying that anyone who advocates violence in his comment threads will have their comment deleted and account banned. Anglin’s a pretty funny guy, and more astute than first impressions might suggest. His is probably one of the most effective metapolitical platforms on the ‘net. I recommend checking out the site. It may not be a daily read, but it’s good for a laugh.

  5. The Leveller
    Posted May 24, 2016 at 3:47 am | Permalink

    The way to “take it to the streets” is to engage and talk to other white people (and even some non white people), first in your circle and then eventually branching out to strangers in everyday life. Dropping hints, innuendos and then switching it up to blunt talk on new items are all methods. I have started this in the past year and am surprised by how many people admit to sensing that something is wrong. Its a start. Weev had some great observations on the podcast with Greg on
    methods and such.

    Something as simple as pointing out the anti-white/male trends in radio commercials at work is a quick, low risk and high dividend way to plant a seed. You have to know who you are talking to, sure, but one can be creative in how one goes about it. I mean they are giving us plenty of ammo (figuratively speaking, of course).

  6. Bradly fighting vehicle
    Posted May 23, 2016 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    I mean look what just transpired in Austria. 30k votes got a communist elected president over a pro-national sovereignty right winger. They’re will be no peaceful “Democratic” rise to power to circumvent the violence Traditionally associated with a revolutionary political movement such as white nationalism.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted May 23, 2016 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

      Well, there’s always the next election. Seriously, if you think that losing by a tiny margin is an argument against the democratic path, that merely convicts you of having a defeating, black-pilled, half-empty mentality.

      • Bradly fighting vehicle
        Posted May 23, 2016 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

        But Greg we see this again and again. At some point losing gets old. Especially since we’re literally watching the genocide of our race happen in real time…

        • Luideraad
          Posted May 24, 2016 at 8:14 am | Permalink

          Has there been any previous elections where it got this close?
          Also, not many people are willing to fight at this moment. All we’ve got to gain power is elections. In the meantime we have to convert more people to our cause and maybe next time we will win elections. Just like in the 1930s, Hitler did not need a violent revolution, he was elected.

        • Consigliere
          Posted May 24, 2016 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

          To the OP’s point, and with regard to the states: the enemy will likely never be weaker with the 100+ languages spoken, the ultra-low IQs, women in more than half of the leadership positions, and very small and tightly packed territories that are essentially surrounded. But…

          To the author’s point: the democratic approach ultimately yields validity. A quick back-of-the-napkin calculation shows that a majority of Austrians “did” vote for freedom. Now you just need to win over another 10-15% of men and women to create a super-majority and offset the pinko hard-leftists & the colored imports. The pinkos have used his approach in just about every white country btw – offset the nationalistic citizens with colored imports.

          With respect to either side of the argument, it needs to be recognized that these ideas/approaches/strategies/etc. have a shelf-life that’s due to expire sooner than later.

          Be patient a bit longer. Don’t make the mistakes of Bundy, the colored church shooter in the Carolinas, the Nordic camp shooter, other fed building bombers, etc. These people took themselves off-the-field at a time when their teammates need them most.

        • Arindam
          Posted May 24, 2016 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

          One small, but very important subject that doesn’t get much attention in nationalist circles, is the electoral system.

          In plurality electoral systems (where the victor is the one who gets the most votes in a multi-party contest,) nationalists can prevail – as evinced by the victory of the Hindu nationalists in India in 2014, and more recently by the victory of Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines recently.

          In majoritarian electoral systems – those in which the victor must obtain over 50% of the vote, the radical right tends to lose, since the rest of the political spectrum rallies against them in the run-off vote. We’ve seen this in France, both in the 2002 presidential elections and in local elections recently – and of course, in Austria.

          (The US system is closer to the majoritarian one, but only because there are two predominant parties; if a third one were to emerge, it would become a plurality system).

          Change the electoral system, and you change the chances of coming to power via the ballot box.

  7. Bradly fighting vehicle
    Posted May 23, 2016 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    “Only fools pick fights they cannot win, and White Nationalists cannot win a war against the armies, police forces, or even the mall cops of any contemporary society. So under the present circumstances, armed struggle is stupid.”

    Playing devils advocate here of course but, men in flip flops and dirty night shirts with 30 year old rifles held off the largest most well funded military in human history. 4+ trillion dollars later and we we have literally nothing to show for it except a society about to break apart at the seams. In 4th generation warfare the natives hold all the trump cards and technology just leads to the state losing faster than ever.

    The eastern combloc satellite nations undermined the soviet empire by use of the black market and outright sabotage. The people stole and stole and stole until unable to function effectively, the Orwellian Stasi state imploded in on itself. The USA isn’t nearly as strong or ruthless as the soviets. Not by any stretch of the imagination. The USA doesn’t even have an ideology to push(or defend) other than “shop till you drop”.

    Two Muslims with pressure cooker bombs put the entire north eastern part of America on tactical alert for 48 hours. TWO men. One of which was like 19 years old. Imagine if two teams of guys in toyotas started randomly targeting power and communications infrastructure in a major us city? The goal being to get martial law declared so the stock
    Market collapses.

    Never underestimate acts of direct action. The left doesn’t. They’re all about it in fact. All it takes is will.

    In the near future when things become unbearable enough, people’s natural instincts for survival will kick in. It’ll happen naturally. White peoples probably won’t even be the group that initiates it either. It’ll likely be Muslims or Latino separatist groups.
    People will sabotage state owned vehicles and public services, utilities etc.They’ll target political activists that are acting against their interests and against politicians and business owners-in their homes more than likely. . And when the news reports it more and more light bulbs will go off in people’s heads and they will follow suite until the government declares a full on insurgency has sprung up here in the West. The state will slowly wither away and die as these insurgencies eat away at it like locusts.

    Frankly when it happens I’ll sit back and have a Coke and laugh. Stop being affraid and take your own side Greg. Lol it’s gonna happen eventually!

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted May 23, 2016 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

      Iraq and Afghanistan have been pretty much destroyed as societies by the US. I am sorry, but I can’t call it a victory for their side, just because victory as we defined it — which is apparently turning kebabs into European democrats — eluded us. If we defined victory as destroying those societies and pushing them into the 4th world, which is what the neocons wanted, then we won handily. I certainly would not count it a victory against the present regime if America were turned into 4th world hellhole. Arguably, that’s actually their plan.

      • Bradly fighting vehicle
        Posted May 23, 2016 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

        Greg you idea of victory being defined by knocking your oponant back 100 years is the same as Thomas PM Barnett the former militaries strategist.Thats getting into project for a new American century territory.

  8. Consigliere
    Posted May 23, 2016 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Toughers are probably just scared. They are scared the numbers are slipping out of our favor by the hour. They are scared being idle and seemingly helpless as the problem worsens. They are scared we are going to lose something either way. They are scared some cousin or neighbor goes the other way, or already has. They are scared watching the CoS scenario play out in Europe. (If 35 million colored people show up in MT or WI tonight, does MT or WI even exist?) They are scared some anti-bullet technology will be implemented reducing our chances even more. They are scared we are all known and will be the first 50k clipped.

    And let’s be honest … We all are scared of exactly those things.

    So, you are the leaders of this alt-right. Everyone has a talent in the scope of the larger goals. As of Monday 5/23, how will you best utilize this resource that is available – the Toughers? There’s literally hundreds of thousands of hours of effort that could be used.

    Put ’em to work boss. You know what the devil does with idle hands…

  9. Peter Quint
    Posted May 23, 2016 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Another insightful and spot on essay. I wish I had a billion dollars to give to Counter-Currents and other new right white nationalist organisations.

  10. oogle oggle
    Posted May 23, 2016 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Silly article neglected to point out the importance of in-person engagement, whether it’s at demonstrations, or just at the mall. This is the primary point of the tough talk people, I surmise. Political revolutions are always street affairs. Always. And no site is as fraught with effete pseudo intellectualism as this one, though there are occasional gems here – this article isn’t one.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted May 23, 2016 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

      You’re being snarky and disingenuous, which proves to me that the article hit home.

  11. Bjorn
    Posted May 23, 2016 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    But nevertheless: prepare, prepare, prepare!
    I just turned 55. This last year I have joined boxing practice beside my already existing fitness training, I have started practising with pistols with the aim to purchase one for regularly training (a lot of x-military out there will be delighted to help you increase your skills). The pistol will supply my big game hunting rifles. And these gatherings of weapons enthusiast is not a bad place to start building a network. The next is to hit the forest to take up my survival skills again.

    As for the tough talk, I try to do it in moderation, and only with my male friends. Telling them that I see a conflict coming, and stating matter of factly that I hope we will have enough of a ‘rule of law’ left to avoid a downright massacre of todays traitors from within. It does sink in if I do not overdo my argumentation, which I have a tendency do, believe it or not :-).

    I do appreciate c-c a lot, but the moment of truth will first arrive when the conflict turns physical. And I’d rather demolish the out-of-control muslim before he rapes my daughter than after.

    Phew… How am I after this to convince anybody that I really meant the first word I wrote in my comment here…?

  12. cecilhenry
    Posted May 23, 2016 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    I belonged to a political activist organization a few years ago. I was on the leadership board.

    I was told to be aware that they had previously had a government agent infiltrate the organization.

    The agent specifically advocated for more violence and illegal actions rather than ‘talk’ to get the organization advancement. When it became clear they would not engage in illegal activity, he suspiciously left.

    This is how they try to destroy you. Advocate illegality and get the state apparatus to readily destroy you. Don’t fall for.

    We were always aware of this technique and on guard for infiltrators using these methods.

    Be wise.

  13. Bobby
    Posted May 22, 2016 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Greg I agree with every point you made. It’s easy to be keyboard warriors for a cause, while knocking mercilessly, the important and essential work of those who create the foundations and organization of the cause. I do sympathize however, with some of the ” frustrated keyboard warriors and other people who see the injustices and plain evil going on, in the same way I sympathize with people who finally get some satisfaction even if it’s illusory, with the Charles Bronson and other revenge type movies of the 1980’s, where the creeps and those doing pure evil, finally get theirs.

  14. Peter
    Posted May 22, 2016 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    As I always say: our problem is our OWN people, not an enemy people ! It´s our OWN people who are not ethno-identitarian WNs. So hw would violence change that? In order to win our fight, we simply have to make our own people pro-white. That is the task, not to fight a foreign people.

    I would also like to add that, in my personal history, the strongest effect in my awakenining was information (in my case, essays about the true causes of WW I +II)! Plus that this information was presented in a very civil and quality setting whereas I was brainwashed to think that such views were held only by what we “know” as “Nazis” from the media. Therefore, I expect that it´ll be information that wakes up more Whites; violence however apparently makes no sense at all: to make more Whites be pro-white instead of self-hating anti-whites… how does violence effect that?

    Another question is: why are Whites not pro-White? One of the most important effects here his: experience. Expose Whites to vibrancy and they become pro-Whites.
    But there is another point that I´m pestering the WN scene with and that makes me unpopular: pro-White is associated with right-wing groups: and I, e.g., am not right-wing. I´m libertarian-leftish; I have various quite fundamental issues with right-wing views and I imagine that that´s the case with many Whites. For a long time now, I try to inspire: we need to tap into the potential of leftie Whites who are racialist but not right-wingers ! IMO, this could be a possibly huge potential to gain for our cause. I suspect that the authoritarianism of the Right pisses off lots of Whites who simply don´t like tyranny. Spite and dogmatism mustn´t prevent that the pro-White cause gets all the support it can, from all parts of our people, not only from the Right !

    • Luideraad
      Posted May 24, 2016 at 8:24 am | Permalink

      Don’t forget that although there are people, like you and me, who value information in the form of facts, most people are driven by emotion. In essence also the people who value the facts. What if the facts said that white people are evil and would be better of driven from their homelands? I wouldn’t accept that. In the end all that matters is that we want our own homelands for our people.

      Regarding your leftist standpoint. Leftist ideologies is what got us in this situation, so I fully understand the desire for more authoritarian systems. I don’t see how we could prevent it happening again if we adhere to the same leftist ideology.

  15. Posted May 22, 2016 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    I have drawn a list of the ten websites that I consider key assets in the struggle. I support them by sending each one 5 btc every year.

    CC is on this list and in light of this post I’ve just sent you 2 btc ahead of schedule. The remaining 3 btc I’ll send after my next btc buy.

    It’s a good thing you have a btc address because it allows those of us employed by big biz and government to do their part.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted May 23, 2016 at 2:17 am | Permalink

      Thank you so much for your princely gift. It really comes at a time of need.

  16. PereUbu
    Posted May 22, 2016 at 7:31 pm | Permalink


    Do you think that there may come a time when a good cop-bad cop routine may be useful? Something on the order of: acquiesce to our moderate proposal for the total ethnic rehabilitation of the west but if you don’t there are some scary dudes over here who may hurt you (but they are “completely unaffiliated with us”). Sort of like IRA and Sinn Fienn?

    Also I would like to support your fine work and I intend to give you a paypal donation, but I was wondering: if I buy your books from Amazon is that just as good as buying your books from CC?

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted May 22, 2016 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

      Yes, that’s what I was alluding to here: “Can we gain power through the existing political systems, or will we have to overthrow them in violent revolutions and coups, or will it be a little bit of both?”

      We get a bit more money if you buy books direct. But either way makes us happy.

  17. WG
    Posted May 22, 2016 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    These kinds of commentators are rare these days, and the ones who indulge in this kind of language, one suspects, are usually doing so tongue-in-cheek and for laughs. Far more dangerous are the Alt Right figures who publish endless academic essays and tell their followers to eschew political action. Apathy is our worst enemy. Let’s get our people to put down their laptops and take to the streets!

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted May 22, 2016 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

      Stop writing and take to the streets. No mention of what one will do there, though. Sorry, you’re part of the problem.

      • WG
        Posted May 22, 2016 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

        I have taken to the streets. You won’t even show your face.

        • Greg Johnson
          Posted May 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

          Taking to the streets is not necessarily productive. Did you accomplish anything?

          • Dong Juan Mach
            Posted May 24, 2016 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

            I generally disagree with the notion that anything changes because of hippy style protests or so-called “people power revolution” marches. After all, 30+ years after the Yellow Revolution of the Philippines, we have an authoritarian (Not necessarily bad, mind you) Punisher who is very much contrary to the Cory or her dimwitted son as leader of that country. See also the failure of the Arab Spring and Occupy.

            Now, if you are hitting streets, I’d better see you providing a superior security and community organizing apparatus. It’s worked wonders for Golden Dawn and it’s why they continue being a viable force.

    • Steven
      Posted May 23, 2016 at 12:19 am | Permalink

      I don’t think he was telling people to eschew political action but rather to do away with the phony tough talk that calls for violence on the internet.

    • Dong Juan Mach
      Posted May 24, 2016 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

      Those “Alt Right” figures you speak of are largely highly ineffective NRX types who continue to spout excessively from a theoretical standpoint, as opposed to the practical apolitea that most Alt Right sites advocate for.

      As for Greg’s main point, I haven’t encountered these people in my readings through our sphere. Then again, I do generally avoid renegade and stormfront. Must be coming mostly from there.

      • Greg Johnson
        Posted May 24, 2016 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

        You don’t encounter them here, because I delete such comments whenever they appear.

        • Dong Juan Mach
          Posted May 24, 2016 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

          Nor have I encountered them in most of the discussions I frequent.

  18. Schuman
    Posted May 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    This is a great site, which I found last year by chance together with the Alt-Right in general. I have always been interested in the history of ideas, specifically those of the Right. I also like how you write, Greg (if you don’t mind the familiarity), a very clear style. The podcasts are equally top-notch.

    Aside from donating, is buying some of the books helpful as well? I am Spanish, I don’t know if they can be sent over here.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted May 22, 2016 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

      I can send books to Spain. Thanks for your kind words.

  19. Bill
    Posted May 22, 2016 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    So if I stand on my rooftop and scream “14/88 – niggerdeath” that will not bring people over to our side? Sites like Renegade claim that is the best way to convert people

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