Monthly Archives: January 2017

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The Epic of Human Evolution:
Johannes V. Jensen’s The Long Journey

Johannes V. Jensen

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Johannes V. Jensen cannot be called a forgotten writer — he won the Nobel Prize in Literature for 1944 and is still remembered in his native Denmark — yet his name will probably be unfamiliar to most of my readers. He was born in 1873, the second of eleven children of a veterinary surgeon in the village of Farsø in Northern Jutland. To help finance his medical studies at the University of Copenhagen, he began writing “cliffhanger” newspaper serials. After three years, he switched to full-time writing and journalism.  Read more …

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Reading Between the Lines:
Frozen Refugees

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Just saw a story in The Independent: “Refugees in Greece ‘could freeze to death’ in snow due to inadequate winter preparations, warn aid groups.”

My first response was to break open the champagne, but then I thought, “This is how Leftist bullshit works. Read more …

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The Chinese Question & Trump Supporters

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This article deals with China and the majority of the Chinese collectively. Certainly, not every single person of Chinese extraction is bad, just as not every Negro is bad. When one meets an ethnic Chinese in a Western society, Read more …

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A Rival Viking Coalition:
Did a Booklet from the 1980s Predict the Alt Right?

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Glaister A. Elmer, Ph.D. & Evelyn E. Elmer, Ph.D.
Ethnic Conflicts Abroad: Clues to America’s Future?
The American Immigration Control Foundation, 1988

In the 1980s, the problems of economic stagnation and Communism were being solved by the generation which had grown up with them. Read more …

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Remembering Jack London:
January 12, 1876–November 22, 1916

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Jack London was born John Griffith Chaney in San Francisco on January 12, 1876. An adventurer and Jack of all trades in his youth, London achieved fame and fortune as a fiction writer and journalist. But he never forgot his working class roots and remained a life-long advocate of workers’ rights, unionism, and revolutionary socialism. (See his essay “What Life Means to Me.”) Read more …

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Janáček’s The Makropulos Case as Archeofuturist Opera

From the San Francisco Opera production of The Makropulos Case, 2016.

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Leoš Janáček
The Makropulos Case
English National Opera, conducted by Sir Charles MacKerras, Chandos, 2007

(Warning: This review contains spoilers for the plot of this opera.)

Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) was a Czech composer known for his combination of folk music with a strikingly original modernism. There is no other composer who sounds remotely like him. He is as instantly recognizable as Vivaldi, Wagner, or Philip Glass.  Read more …

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The Unexplained

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I have been fascinated by the unexplained for, literally, as long as I can remember. Now, by “the unexplained” I do not mean such matters as what happened to Jimmy Hoffa, or Amelia Earhart, or the shot that may have come from the grassy knoll. I mean the really out-there, woo woo stuff that makes people look at you funny.

As a child I was fascinated by anything witchy, and one of my fondest early memories is seeing the film Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Read more …

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Zombies & the Decline of the West:
A Review of Brian Patrick’s Zombology

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Brian Anse Patrick
Zombology: Zombies and the Decline of the West (and Guns)
Arktos Media, 2014

Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, unbeknownst to the author of this review when it was written, Prof. Brian Anse Patrick passed away on the night of December 26/27 at the far too premature age of 62 after suffering from cancer. Read more …

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Remembering Robinson Jeffers:
January 10, 1887–January 20, 1962

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Robinson Jeffers was born on January 10, 1887.

Once regarded as one of the greatest American poets, Jeffers is largely forgotten by the literary establishment today, no doubt because of his politically incorrect subjects and views. A Nietzschean who was accused of fascist sympathies (which he denied), he celebrated nature and the outdoors in his work, eschewing the abstruse modernist style that was fashionable in his day. Read more …

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How Many “Genders” Are There? Zero.

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The ride down the slippery slope never seems to end.

It’s only been a matter of months since the transgender bathroom bill controversy. To recap those events: Read more …

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Assassin’s Creed:
A Review

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The highly successful video game series has come to the big screen for the Christmas season. To the chagrin of the fanboys and fangirls, this is not a sword-and-sandals epic, despite being written by the team that created the unapologetically goyish retelling of the tale, Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014). That accounts for the fairly low review scores which tend to be in the range of 3-4 out of 10.

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Remembering Anthony M. Ludovici:
January 8, 1882–April 3, 1971

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Anthony Mario Ludovici was born on January 8, 1882.

Ludovici was one of the first and most accomplished translators of Nietzsche into English and a leading exponent of Nietzsche’s thought. Ludovici was also an original philosopher in his own right. In nearly forty books, including eight novels, and hundreds of shorter works, Ludovici set forth his views on metaphysics, religion, ethics, politics, Read more …

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The Enslavement of Philosophy

Francisco Suárez.

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Translated by Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note: The following is an extract from Pierre Hadot’s excellent Qu’est-ce que la philosophie antique? (Paris: Gallimard, 1995, available in English as What is Ancient Philosophy?, pp. 381-84, under the heading “Philosophy as Servant of Theology.” The title is editorial.

Writing his Disputationes Metaphysicae in the last years of the sixteenth century, a work which would exert a considerable influence on many philosophers from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, the scholastic author Francisco Suárez affirms:

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Unintentionally Great:
A Review of American History X

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American History X (1998)
Director: Tony Kaye
Writer: David McKenna
Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Stacy Keach

Looking back at it, the 1998 film American History X might be a bit tricky from an Alt Right perspective. The story takes place during the mid-1990s and deals with a young Nazi skinhead whose time in prison forces him to reconsider his life. Read more …

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Has the Alt Lite Embraced the [North American] New Right?

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The following is reprinted from Atlantic Centurion.

Since the Alt Right tends to be a little extreme for the average pro-Trump blogger or supplements salesman, the loose collection of civic nationalists and cultural libertarians we’ve taken to calling the Alt Lite or Alt RINOs has started grasping for a label to give itself. Read more …

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Remembering Alan Watts:
January 6, 1915 to November 16, 1973

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Alan Watts was born on this day in 1915. A prolific scholar and dazzling stylist, Watts is best known as the chief popularizer of Asian philosophy for the Beat and Hippy movements, but he was also an original thinker in his own right and a quiet man of the Right. Read more …

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The Pathos of Proximity:
Violent Writing, Part One

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For Marshall, who showed me another way.

The lady stumbled through the door of the dojo, a blur of blonde hair and blue sundress, pushing her little boy with one hand and holding a phone to her ear with the other. Read more …

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Between Pragmatism & the Transcendent:
A Review of Brett Stevens’ Nihilism

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Brett Stevens
Nihilism: A Philosophy Based in Nothingness and Eternity
Colac, Australia: Manticore Press, 2016

The title of Brett Stevens’ new book, Nihilism: A Philosophy Based in Nothingness and Eternity, inclined me to think that this work would be in the same vein as other works of pessimist philosophy such as Thomas Ligotti’s The Conspiracy Against the Human Race, or Eugene Thacker’s Horror of Philosophy trilogy. Read more …

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Reflections on Turning Fifty

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1. No More New Year’s Resolutions!

My readers know that each December I perform a solemn ritual: establishing ten resolutions (no more, no less) for the coming year. I have discussed this process elsewhere, and given advice on how to implement it yourself. In the past, I have formulated my resolutions well before the evening of December 31. This year, however, things did not go as planned.

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White Nationalism, the Alt Right, & the Alt Light

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There is a lot of confusion about the relationship of White Nationalism, the Alt Right, and the so-called Alt Light.

The “Alt Right” is a vague category that encompasses different tendencies of thought united by their rejection of mainstream conservatism. White Nationalism is one such tendency, and the Alt Light is another.

The Alt Light is defined by civic nationalism as opposed to racial nationalism. Read more …

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An Open Letter to White Students at Drexel University

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Do you believe that you have the right to exist? Drexel University does not. This is one of the lessons from the recent furor that erupted after one of the school’s professors tweeted, “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.” By now you’ve probably heard something about it, but for those who have not, let me reiterate the details.

Assistant Professor George Ciccariello-Maher sent out that tweet on Christmas Eve. Then, on Christmas Day, he tweeted, “To clarify: when the whites were massacred during the Haitian revolution, that was a good thing indeed.” Read more …

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The Lord of the Rings:
The Return of the Meme

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We owe a great debt of gratitude to J. R. R. Tolkien, who embodied the medieval bardic tradition, and penned his epic tale in rebuke of mechanized modernity. I doubt even Tolkien could have predicted that some fifty years later, his story would look more like prophecy than fable. Then again, Tolkien probably sensed Europe had entered its twilight. The Great European Civil War of the twentieth century, which Tolkien fought in during its first phase, impressed upon him that modernity, with its unrelenting industry (capitalism) and hi-tech weaponry, was destroying the West. Read more …

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Remembering J. R. R. Tolkien:
January 3, 1892 to September 2, 1973

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“I am in fact a Hobbit.”—J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is a favorite author of New Left “hippies” and New Right nationalists, and for pretty much the same reasons. Tolkien deeply distrusted modernization and industrialization, which replace organic reciprocity between man and nature with technological dominion of man over nature, a relationship that deforms and devalues both poles. Read more …

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Greg Johnson Interviewed by Robert Stark and Pilleater

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Robert Stark has interviewed me more than any other individual, and I have given him some of my best interviews. In this conversation, which you can listen to on YouTube here, Robert and Pilleater talk to me about the Alt Left, West-Coast White Nationalism, how White Nationalism will triumph, and how cultural and sexual inferiority complexes are among the driving forces for White-Asian miscegenation and cultural appropriation. Read more …

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Remembering Pierre Drieu La Rochelle:
January 3, 1893 to March 15, 1945

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Pierre Drieu La RochellePierre Drieu La Rochelle was born on this day in 1893. In commemoration, I wish to draw your attention to the following works on this site:

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Myers-Briggs Personality Traits in Two Popular Christmas Movies

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The following is an attempt to analyze two popular Christmas movies, A Christmas Story and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, using the Myers-Briggs personality traits. One can take the test at 16personalities.com and receive a four-letter acronym which represents parts of one’s personality.  For example, many Counter-Currents readers are reputed to have INTJ personalities, which means they possess Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Judging characteristics. The opposite of INTJ is ENFP, or Extroverted, Feeling, and Perceiving. These two are not the only possible types. In total, there are sixteen possible combinations of these traits, and thus sixteen possible personalities under the Myers-Briggs system.

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Counter-Currents/North American New Right Newsletter: December 2016

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Dear Friends of Counter-Currents,

Happy New Year! December of 2016 was our best month ever in terms of unique visitors — 166,356. I want to thank our writers, donors, and readers for making this possible — and to welcome our new readers to the best site on the Alt Right.  Read more …

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Been Down So Long It Looks Alt Right to Me

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HAarlem VEnison
DEATHTOTHEWORLD: an interracial racist love story
Evohum Press, 2016

“I feel like the dirt on the ground. I can’t tell up from down anymore.”

In modern society, only the so-called or self-styled “racist” is the true free-thinker, the true outsider. If so, then the race-realists must assert their identification with, and take for their own, the literature – or literatures – of the Outsider.

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Pizzagate, Hegel, & Leonard Cohen:
Greg Johnson on Alex Fontana’s Fascist Pigs Podcast

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I joined Alex Fontana’s Fascist Pigs Podcast to talk about Pizzagate, sexual liberation, social decadence, Nietzsche’s conservatism, Hegel on will and freedom, liberalism, Rogue One, film as an art form, and Leonard Cohen. Click here to listen. Read more …

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