Monthly Archives: June 2013

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Selection by Lot & White Nationalism

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raphael-studies-of-the-heads-of-two-apostlesThe white ethnostate exists at present only as a metapolitical idea in the minds of radical White Nationalists. Great intellectual efforts have been made, and will no doubt continue to be made, to describe how the political utopia will come about and what form it will take once it has been achieved. In my essay “Democracy Today,” I argued that the problems associated with democracy as it is currently practiced in the West are caused at root by trying to achieve democratic representation through mass voting in elections that are inevitably corrupted by partisan interests of one stripe or the other.  Read more …

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Sortition in Modern Republican Theory

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Republican theorists of the 16th and 17th centuries recognized the merits of sortition, and included the practice when drawing up their ideal constitutions.

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In 1520, Niccolò Machiavelli, in a proposal to the Medicis, published the Discourse on the Government of Florence, arguing that none of the previous governments worked for the common good and merely represented the interests of one faction at the expense of the other, be they Medici, aristocratic, or popolo. Read more …

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Fichte & the German Nation

Johann Gottlieb Fichte, 1762–1814

Johann Gottlieb Fichte, 1762–1814

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Johann Gottlieb Fichte was one of those rare men who are both thinkers and heroes. His challenging Wissenschaftslehre (“doctrine of science”) remains one of the most ambitious attempts to encompass the world and its meaning in a speculative philosophical system. In his elaboration of Immanuel Kant’s philosophy of ethical idealism, Fichte achieved a compelling synthesis of the complementary values of freedom and duty. Read more …

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Syria’s Business

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Opinion polls leading up to our imminent invasion of Syria confirm that the public mood is sour on bogging ourselves down in yet another Middle Eastern bloodbath. Bill Clinton scolded Obama for his tepid and hesitant effort to sell the conflict, as if the real issue were whether or not he’s a “total wuss.” Read more …

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The Svadharma Doctrine & Existentialism

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Heidegger walks his path

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In an earlier essay I pointed out the importance of clearing up the points in which a connection between the doctrines of the traditional East and certain very advanced intellectual trends of the West emerges. I then said that in many cases a serious and not amateurish knowledge of the former might well serve to complete the latter, liberating them from their aspect as opinions of a purely individual speculative nature, and also from everything affected by an atmosphere of crisis, such indeed as is that of our own modern Western civilization. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 54  
What Socrates Knew:
Plato’s Gorgias, Part 1 of 10

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In August of 1999, I started an eight-week lecture course called “What Socrates Knew: Plato on Art, Wisdom, and Happiness.”

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Whither America: Elitism or Racism?

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In our universities today and in the pages of the scientific journals a battle is being waged between scientists concerned with racial matters on the one hand—biologists, psychologists, and anthropologists of professional integrity—and pseudo-scientists concerned with upholding the fundamental liberal dogma of universal human equality on the other hand. Despite the well-entrenched position of the pseudo-scientists and their powerful allies in politics and the communications media, encouraging progress is being made by the scientists. Read more …

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Humint & Hubris:
The Decline of American Intelligence

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The United States government scrapes all of the telecom industry’s metadata, private telecom contractors and software corporations employ a vast web of back doors and intelligence gathering processes. Read more …

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Selection by Lot in Florence

The Monte di Pietà, Florence, established to make small, interest-free loans to give people an alternative to usurious Jewish moneylenders.

The Monte di Pietà, Florence, established in the late 15th century by Franciscan brothers to make small, interest-free loans to give people an alternative to usurious moneylenders.

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The other major use of sortition practiced in the Italian city-states was the “scrutiny,” which to a greater or lesser extent governed Florentine political life for 300 years. Similar schemes were practiced in Orvieto, Siena, Pistoia, Perugia, and Lucca. The scrutiny was different than the brevia. Whereas the brevia used sortition to determine the composition of an electoral college, the scrutiny was an inversion of this, using voting first to create a short-list of acceptable candidates and then applying sortition in the final stage to draw at random a candidate from this pre-vetted pool.[1]

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Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man & the Girl (1919)

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Broken Blossoms is considered the third most important of D. W. Griffith’s feature-length movies after The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916). A well-made film, it is fundamental to any analysis of his work from a racial perspective because of its flagrant promotion of race-mixing.  Read more …

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Selection by Lot in Venice

Giovanni Bellini, Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan, 1501

Giovanni Bellini, Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan, 1501

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Following the Greeks’ experiment in democracy, sortition did not play any political role in the western world until the 11th century, when a relative power vacuum in Northern Italy led to the emergence of independent city-states.

At the time, the political and social conditions in Northern Italy were vastly different from the feudal system in Northern Europe. In Northern Europe, states were ruled by hereditary monarchs to whom the land-owning nobility professed allegiance and from whom they courted favors. Read more …

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The Purge

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The Purge lies to you. You’re sucked in with a genuinely interesting premise – a utopian America under the “New Founding Fathers” that has seemingly solved its social problems. However, the peace and prosperity come at a cost – “The Purge,” a 12 hour period when all crimes, including murder, are legal. One is prepared to confront fundamental questions about the nature of class, masculinity, capitalism, modernity, and violence.  Read more …

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The Stark Truth  
Robert Stark Interviews Andy Nowicki

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Selection by Lot & its Ancient Greek Origins

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Although electoral representation is a discredited system, White Nationalists should not give up on the idea or virtues of democratic representation but should seek alternative ways of achieving this through sortition—the selection of representatives through a randomized process like a national lottery.

The political potential of sortition is virtually unknown in White Nationalist circles. Read more …

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For Léon Degrelle:
June 15, 1906–April 1, 1994

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“. . .Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
the torch: be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.”

— excerpt from the poem “In Flanders Fields,” written on the battlefront on May 3, 1915, during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium, by Lt. Colonel John McCrae.  Read more …

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Democracy Today

"Ushering in Banality," by Jeff Koons, 1988

Jeff Koons, “Ushering in Banality,” 1988

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It is an understatement that democracy as it is currently practiced holds little repute amongst White Nationalists. Yet at the same time democracy has been part and parcel of western civilization. In contrast to the non-white civilizations of the world, absolute despotism has been exceeding rare in Europe. Read more …

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The Jew:
Commissary to the Gentiles

Hieronymous Bosch, "Christ Carrying the Cross," 1490

Hieronymous Bosch, “Christ Carrying the Cross,” 1490

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You Christians worry and complain about the Jew’s influence in your civilization. We are, you say, an international people, a compact minority in your midst, with traditions, interests, aspirations and objectives distinct from your own. And you declare that this state of affairs is a menace to your orderly development; it confuses your impulses; it defeats your purposes; it muddles up your destiny. Read more …

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The Faustian Spirit

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The following article is an elaboration of a portion of an address by Dr. William Pierce to the General Convention of the National Alliance in September, 1978, entitled “The World View of the National Alliance.”  Read more …

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Oriental & Mediterranean Ancient Erotic Symbolism

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The theme of an original duality or polarity related to that of the sexes occurs in the traditions of almost all cultures. This duality is sometimes expressed in purely metaphysical terms, sometimes in that of divine or mythological figures, cosmic elements, principles, gods, and goddesses.

It seemed evident to the early historians of religion of recent times that this was due to anthropomorphism. In their opinion, as man had created his gods in his own image, Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 53  
What Socrates Knew:
Plato’s Alcibiades I

Jean-Baptiste Regnault, "Socrates Tears Alcibiades from the Embrace of Sensual Pleasure," 1791.

Jean-Baptiste Regnault, “Socrates Tears Alcibiades from the Embrace of Sensual Pleasure,” 1791.

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This lecture on the Alcibiades I is a rather superficial overview and is shorter than the others, so it will be released in one part. The very last sentence (around 50:00 minutes) is cut off, but the gist of the missing words is that Socrates’ discussion of knowledge of ignorance aimed at shaming Alcibiades into philosophical reflection. Read more …

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Happy Birthday to Us!

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It was three years ago today that the Counter-Currents Publishing/North American New Right website went online.

In our third year, we published online 937 posts and 8,844 comments. We also published 6 new books, with many more in the pipeline.  Read more …

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The Age of Bronze, 1823 (Excerpts)

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Alas, the country! How shall tongue or pen
Bewail her now uncountry gentlemen?
The last to bid the cry of warfare cease,
The first to make a malady of peace.
For what were all these country patriots born?
To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn?
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Robert E. Howard & the Heroic:
The Complete Audio & Transcript

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Two Poems

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Dimly, as a vague shape outlined in the fog,
I catch a fleeting glimpse of Babylon.
Her rough hewn temples, frenzies of lust,
and the sickly pale shining eyes and faces
of those who uphold her monuments.
They stand in defiance of all
that came before.

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Leftist Humbuggery in France:
The Death of Clément Méric

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Cowardice is a trait of the inferior, a congenital personality defect that one would rightly expect to see prevalent among the extreme Left. Given the demonization of the radical Right, and the manner by which the Left, and particularly Anarchist and Trotskyite street rabble, serve globalization, Read more …

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The Importance of Conan

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The adventure fiction of American author Robert E. Howard (1906–1936) has, in the last few years, begun to be publicized and appreciated on such a scale that it is becoming a formative element in the spiritual-ideological development of a substantial portion of American youth. Read more …

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New Release Date! 
Pulp Fascism:
Right-Wing Themes in Comics, Graphic Novels, & Popular Literature

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Jonathan Bowden’s Pulp Fascism has a new release date for a very good reason: we learned that there was a complete recording out there of his fragmentary Robert E. Howard speech. That recording has been found and is in the hands of our transcriptionist.

The E-book edition of the book will be available by June 14th and the print versions will be available about 10 days to 2 weeks after that.

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 52  
What Socrates Knew:
Socratic Ignorance, Eros, & the Daimonion, Part 2 of 2

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In August of 1999, I started an eight-week lecture course called “What Socrates Knew: Plato on Art, Wisdom, and Happiness.”

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The Birth of a Nation

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Intertitle-North & South Aryan birthrightThe landmark of American motion pictures is an epic, 3-hour long, intersecting story of two white families, one Northern, one Southern, across three periods of time: the antebellum years, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

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Irmin Vinson’s Some Thoughts on Hitler in French Translation!

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Irmin Vinson’s Some Thoughts on Hitler and Other Essays has been translated into French under the title L’ « Holocauste »: une arme de dissuasion massive (The “Holocaust”: A Massive Deterrent).

I encourage all friends of Counter-Currents, whether you read French or not, to buy this book to reward this noble yet risky effort and to encourage more of them.

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