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The Altamont of the Alt Right?

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“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”–John F. Kennedy

On December 6, 1969, the Altamont Speedway Free Festival was held in Northern California, featuring Santana, The Jefferson Airplane, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, and The Rolling Stones. It was supposed to be a West Coast version of Woodstock, which had been held four months before in upstate New York. But Altamont descended into violence and mayhem, with one murder and three accidental deaths, plus countless brawls and petty crimes. Along with the Tate-La Bianca murders a few months before, the events at Altamont were widely trumpeted as the death of the Sixties counter-culture.

I fear that the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally on Saturday, August 12th, will go down in history as the Altamont of the Alt Right. Unless, of course, we do something to stop it.

No, it is not fair. But it wasn’t really fair with Altamont, either. First, you can’t discredit a whole cultural movement by cherry-picking a few unflattering events and proclaiming that they somehow reveal its “essence.” Second, the “murder victim,” Meredith Hunter, turned out to be no victim at all. Hunter, stoned out of his mind on meth, pulled out a gun and pointed it at the crowd, at which point Alan Passaro, a member of Hells Angels who had been hired to provide security, stabbed him to death. Passaro was arrested and charged with murder, but the whole incident had been filmed, and he was acquitted on the grounds of self-defense. But by that time, nothing could undo the mainstream media’s narrative, which had taken hold of the public mind.

Fortunately for us, the establishment has lost a great deal of its media control. The truth can get out, if we work hard enough.

So what is the truth about Charlottesville?

First, we need to hold fast to the larger truth that the true cause of racial hatred and violence is, of course, the very diversity that our enemies proclaim as our greatest strength and highest political value, trumping freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly. White Nationalism is a movement of peace, because we are the only movement that offers a workable solution to racial and ethnic violence–namely, to create racially and ethnically homogeneous homelands for all peoples. Until White Nationalists get our way, there will only be increased racial and ethnic hatred and violence, which the Left will do its best to conceal and to blame upon whites.

Ethnic violence is a feature of diverse societies. The greater the diversity, the greater the violence. Whites are told to learn to love it when Muslims and other non-whites are raping, stabbing, and blowing up whites. Did the Left really think that whites would not fight back? Diversity simply means fewer white people. Did the Left never imagine that we would eventually say no? As non-whites continue to flood our societies, more and more whites will resist, and it will inevitably turn hateful and violent. But that’s not the world we wanted. It is the world that the Left wanted. They’d better learn to love it. Or they can listen to reason and allow us to create the world we want, with separate homelands for everyone. Until that day comes, the political establishment bears 100% of the blame for the hatred and violence that are the inevitable and predictable consequences of their policies.

Second, although the lying press is working overtime to foster the impression that Unite the Right started the violence, blame has to be laid at the feet of the police, the city government, and the state of Virginia. Unite the Right followed the law at every step of the way. When Leftists in the city government pulled the permit for the rally, Unite the Right went to court, and the city was ordered to let the rally continue. At that point, the city government decided that if they could not stop the rally, they would not protect it from the Leftist thugs — antifa, Black Lives Matter, etc. — which, predictably, led to violent attacks against Unite the Right. As Unite the Right entered Lee Park, the police did not separate them from Leftists but made them walk a gauntlet of screaming protesters. When Unite the Right was attacked with pepper spray, as well as potentially lethal weapons like bricks, acid, and an improvised flamethrower, the police did not arrest the attackers. Then, to compound the outrage, the state of Virginia declared Unite the Right an unlawful assembly — even though they had followed the law — but allowed the lawless Leftist mob to continue its work. The police then broke up Unite the Right and dispersed its attendees — again with no police protection — into the arms of the Leftist mob.

At about 1:45 pm on Saturday, 20-year-old James Fields, who had attended United the Right, was involved in a car crash that killed one woman and injured 19 other people. Based on video of the event, Fields was driving through Charlottesville at a normal rate of speed when his car apparently came under attack by the Leftist mob. Perhaps fearing for his safety, Fields stepped on the gas and crashed into a car in front of him. At that point, another video clearly shows a mob of Leftist thugs rushing to the rear of his car, at which point Fields hit reverse and fled the scene. Fields has been charged with second degree murder. Of course the legal presumption of innocence has been completely discarded by the establishment lynch mob, both Left and Right, who are declaring Fields to be a “terrorist,” and are referring to him as “James Alex Fields” as if he were Lee Harvey Oswald.

I hope Fields kept his mouth shut and asked for a lawyer, because if he did, I think he can make a very plausible case that he acted in self-defense. White Nationalists should do everything we can to help him mount an effective defense. As for the victims, they were members of a violent mob, and if that mob attacked Fields, none of them are innocent. Ultimately, though, the city fathers of Charlottesville are to blame.

But let’s consider the worst case scenario: James Fields really is a murderer. Again, we must blame the Charlottesville city government, which turned its city over to violent Leftist mobs. Their goal, after all, was not just to allow Leftists to attack White Nationalists, but to goad White Nationalists to fight back so that the mainstream media could paint us as the aggressors. Even if James Fields is a murderer, it was very much part of the Leftist plan. Moreover, even if James Fields is a murderer, “not all White Nationalists” are murderers. Nothing James Fields did can in any way erase the necessity and righteousness of our cause. Even if James Fields is a murderer, that does not imply that the white race must die.

The lawlessness continued into the next day, when on Sunday the 13th, Jason Kessler, the organizer of Unite the Right, tried to give a press conference. He was attacked by a mob and silenced while police again did nothing.

Jason Kessler (left), hero of Charlottesville

If the city of Charlottesville had done its job to protect the constitutional rights of Unite the Right to assemble and express its political ideas, there would have been no deaths, no injuries, no violence of any type. Everyone involved in Unite the Right needs to sue the city of Charlottesville for engineering this fiasco. (You can be assured that the Leftists who were injured will try to sue the city for gibs.) We need to get the city government and police brass under oath, find the ringleaders, and demand that criminal charges be pressed.

Unite the Right is being portrayed as a hideous eruption of Right-wing violence. This is a complete inversion of the truth. The problem with Unite the Right is Left-wing violence and Left-wing censorship and deplatforming.

We demand an end to Left-wing violence, censorship, and deplatforming.

  • We demand that antifa and Black Lives Matter be declared terrorist organizations.
  • We demand that Airbnb, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon.com, YouTube, and Google be regulated as public utilities so that they cannot deny service to any paying customer on the grounds of ideology.
  • We demand legislation forbidding all US companies from adopting politically correct terms of service and employment. All private companies must be forced by law to respect freedom of speech and thought.

This is a call to arms. In the coming days and weeks, I want every one of my readers to both speak the truth about what happened in Charlottesville and also use this as an opportunity to impeach the credibility of the mainstream media and the political establishment. You need to speak out among your friends and relatives. You need to speak out on social media. You need to raid comment threads. You need to call into radio shows. You need to hone your talking points and share them with our comrades and allies. And you need to steel yourself for a long, hard fight, because the enemy never sleeps, never takes a day off, and never flags in flogging its lies to the masses. But it will feel good. It will give us back some of the unity, purpose, and camaraderie that we enjoyed during the Trump campaign.

This is only a setback if we allow it to be. We must seize upon it as our chance to expose the lies and hypocrisy of the Left and reassert the righteousness of our cause. This is an Übermensch moment for our movement. An obstacle has been thrown in our path. We need to surmount it. We have been presented with a crisis. We have to turn it into an opportunity.

So what are you waiting for?

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37 Comments

  1. Posted August 17, 2017 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    Ever thought of that the car driving in the crowd was a false Flag action?
    There is a blog in German called Anna Schuster blog:
    https://annaschublog.com/2017/08/13/charlottesville-falsche-flagge-hintergruende/

    Look at that Photograph:
    https://annaschublog.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/wp-image-529956560.jpg

  2. Petronius
    Posted August 16, 2017 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Yes, for chrissake, drop those goddamn Nazi optics already. Stop playing the bogeyman. You want to serve white interests not your larping ego or some sectarian fringe idea. It’s of no use whatsoever. This should be enforced with total discipline next time. Forget the past, focus on the present. Reach out. Read Alinsky why radicals must look normal and respectable. Choose AMERICAN things and symbols. Win.

  3. Posted August 15, 2017 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    An excellent article. This is one of those cases in which the best thing we can do is exercise our “local influence” on friends, relatives, and those surrounding us. Insofar as we are able, we must use this event as an opportunity to argue that incidents like these will become increasingly common, given the totally inequitable treatment which the Right receives at the hands of the press, the governing institutions, &co. The nature of that inequity can be brought to light clearly in the present case: it is ours to make sure it is brought to light.

  4. Ted
    Posted August 15, 2017 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    “We demand legislation forbidding all US companies from adopting politically correct terms of service and employment. All private companies must be forced by law to respect freedom of speech and thought.”

    That is essential, but expect the System to fight that tooth-and-nail. In the absence (yet) of overt “speech laws” due to the First Amendment, social pricing is the number one method to keep White folks in line. Antifa violence and all the rest is nothing by comparison, a firecracker compared to a thermonuclear device.

    Once people are free to express dissident opinions without fear of workplace punishment, the System’s biggest stick collapses, and they simply no longer have sufficient carrots for all the disaffected Whites. So, yes, we need a “political opinion protection act.” The current administration could have been the best hope for that, but with Trump/Sessions truing to out-virtue signal the worst of the GOP cucks, it seems unlikely.

    We should not give up though. Extended First Amendment protections to the private sphere is probably the single most important idea of this post. With that, the dam cracks and eventually collapses.

    Also see:

    https://eginotes.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/bob-on-social-pricing-and-free-speech/

    And:

    http://eginotes.blogspot.com/2015/01/counter-currents-roundtable-hebdo.html?m=1

  5. Harald
    Posted August 15, 2017 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    Here in Germany the cooperation between antifa, the government and the media has brought down most street activism of nationalists (or anything that stands against the Liberal mainstream). I’m not sure about the concrete situation in the USA, but the problems sound similar to what we already had to deal with for years:
    1. Rallies are hold in closest vicinity to left wing crowds, resulting in provocation and attacks from those crowds.
    2. The police is not responding to the attacks of the left wing crowds. In addition, and this is something you might not face yet in the US, the police is giving a) passive protection to the left wing crowds b) actively attacks the participants of the right wing rally if they defend themselves and c) actively attacks all participants of the rally as soon as the rally is declared over e.g. for security reasons.
    3. Some right wing activists, especially those that defend themselves against left wing attacks, are being arrested by the police for further prosecution. Though in general the sentences in Germany are much lower compared to the US there is a very high probability those arrested to be find guilty (regardless of self defense or even regardless if they did anything). Of course the left wing activists are not prosecuted at all (if they are attacking nationalists – in other contexts they might get prosecuted).

    Possible incarnations of this pattern:
    – The rally is moved in a thin column through antifa. The police is blocking direct physical contact and the antifa are throwing stones at the rally, that is being ignored by the police. If a participant of the rally is throwing back a stone towards the antifa, the police attacks the guy using pepper spray and batons and after beating him up he is arrested and later on sentenced. The police is bringing back stones to the antifa.
    – Members of the antifa a physically attacking a member of the rally. The police is directly next to the incident. As long as the member of the rally does not fight back and just takes the beatings they are ignoring it but as soon as he fights they attack him as well with pepper spray and batons and arrest him for persecution after that.

    If this pattern is iterated through several iterations you will notice that the size of the white nationalists rally is reducing fast and the violence from left wing crowds is increasing.

    In case the US justice system and the police is going to turn against white nationalists the same way like they do in Germany you are going to be in a very dangerous situation:
    If you view the big picture from our opponents point of view, you will recognize white nationalists are differently dangerous. The most dangerous nationalists are those that have both the will and the means to physically defend themselves and others (lets call those “shepherds”).

    By applying the above pattern the government is both able to identify those shepherds and removing them before they can become dangerous. Becoming more dangerous means: being part of a bigger and more effective organization that actually is a threat to state authority.

    The biggest dangers can be seen from an evolutionary point of view, as those who defend themselves and others are going to procreate with a lower probability. We are basically losing our best, also in future generations.

    Who is going to be left over? That are those that I call “sheeps”: that are accepting humiliation and physical attacks. Those are most likely not going to be real threat to the left wing establishment.

    If the above circumstances are met you will have to balance the risks of losing valuable fellow campaigners with the possible benefits you can achieve by executing the rally.

    • Leon Haller
      Posted August 15, 2017 at 6:17 am | Permalink

      You have recapitulated in microcosm why the White race is evolutionarily doomed, absent what I have long called for (WN ingathering within a sovereign polity wherein we can become numerically and thus electorally dominant): such a disproportionate number of the best Whites – the race’s alpha males – exterminated each other in the world (White) wars. Not only did our race never recover numerically, we also never recovered biologically or morally.

      I fear all of us in the whole of the postwar have been “living on fumes” (ie, of our past racial greatness). Now those vapors are just about used up, so the coup de grace is coming …

      • Harald
        Posted August 15, 2017 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

        I agree that the world wars brought down white men both in morals, in numbers and in biological fitness. I think the evolutionary selection imposed by the world wars contains a lot of randomness and therefore is less precise in filtering out the best and I’m quite sure we have a lot of genetic diamonds among our people that can fill in the losses. But with new and more precise filters like the ones resulting from a corrupted justice and police strangling our genetic resources the perspective is bad. I’m sure the pattern described above is not just filtering out the alpha men but also the beta or in other words: it just leaves the omegas (slaves) untouched.

        You might be able to counteract a corrupted police and justice system by carefully selecting the area a rally is happening and ensuring to have a friendly or at least neutral police, justice and administration in the background. Unfortunately this usually comes with drawbacks in other areas like publicity. But like in every war you will have to take measures to reduce casualties on your own side. In Germany ceasing most street activity achieved this but for the type of movement you built up in the US (and that is very admirable) this might be the worst option.

  6. Harry Heller
    Posted August 15, 2017 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    Very good points made here. I tried to call into the Glen Cuck (Beck) Show to counter his disgusting cuckiness, but didn’t make it on air. I also wrote and emailed something against the mendacious lead editorial in the Aug 14 WSJ, and suggest White patriots do likewise. Don’t waste time trolling the Left. All alt-right fighting must, at this stage in history, be directed at conservacucks who confuse the masses as to who their real enemies are. Our side (the broad Right) must be purged before we can confront our racial and ideo-racial enemies in the true battle for America.

    Although I am defending Unite the Right everywhere I can, albeit in different ways (at work I simply stressed that the violence emanated from the antifa, who ought to be designated a terrorist organization, and of course that RELee was considered an uncontroversial giant of American history for the past century and a half, so that it is simply unAmerican now to start erasing his memory), I must state here just how stupid the “optics” were for this event. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT MAYBE SOMEDAY WE CAN MOVE BEYOND THE GODDAM NAZIS?

    Look, clearly we can all agree that it would have been better had the US stayed out of WW2 (despite Hitler’s ineffectual initiatory declaration of war on us), or had the Germans won in Europe (and gone on to liquidate the Soviets). Imagine a world in which the two superpowers were 1950s America, and the Aryan Racial State!

    But they lost, and we cannot go back and undo that. Times change and history moves on, never precisely repeating itself. To dredge up symbols of that losing regime, symbols which 80 years of propaganda have rendered indelibly associated with evil in the American mass-mind, and use them for any cause today, is unforgivably stupid. The Nazis did incredible damage to the cause of White Preservation and European world domination, and neo-nazis have perpetuated that damage – like a fool who keeps picking at a scab and wondering why his wound won’t heal.

    Why was Nazi paraphernalia allowed at UTR? Did no one think about the MSM optics of this? Or worse, was shocking the “lumpen-bourgeoisie” deemed desirable in itself?

    Imagine if instead UTR had issued a requirement that everyone show up wearing a suit (like at the AR conferences), or at least, say, a golf shirt plus khakis or “duck pants” (as we use to say in the preppy era), with nary a swastika nor Stars and Bars in sight. A bunch of clean cut White guys, sans body piercings (preferably sans ‘tats’, too, though these degenerate days, that’s probably asking too much), listening to speeches – but, one hopes, with a hint of menace (as with, eg, the Secret Service or FBI). THAT would have been so much more difficult for the media to disparage, and could have focused the whole country on the UTR message: JUSTICE FOR OPPRESSED WHITES, and OPPOSITION TO WHITE GENOCIDE – a message which is not only unequivocally ethical, but could prove wildly popular with our target audience (morally upstanding Whites), too.

    Perhaps C-C can use its influence to begin the long campaign to rid the WP movement of Nazi imagery. We won’t make progress without doing so. Let UTR be the “Altamont of the STUPID White Right”.

    • Posted August 15, 2017 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

      “ IS IT POSSIBLE THAT MAYBE SOMEDAY WE CAN MOVE BEYOND THE GODDAM NAZIS?”

      I could not agree more, Mr. Heller. If you put a photograph of a hundred normal Americans before the eyes of an average White person, and in the midst of that group there is a single eccentric dressed in Nazi regalia, what does anyone expect the viewer will notice? And what intepretation does anyone expect will be made of the group as a whole?

      Flaunting such paraphernalia is childishness of the worst and most distracting kind. If we lack the discipline necessary to do away with that sort of self-indulgent vainglory, I am afraid we will get precisely nowhere.

  7. R_Moreland
    Posted August 15, 2017 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    Meredith Hunter, turned out to be no victim at all. Hunter, stoned out of his mind on meth, pulled out a gun and pointed it at the crowd, at which point Alan Passaro, a member of Hell’s Angels who had been hired to provide security, stabbed him to death.

    Meredith Hunter made the cardinal error of bringing a gun to a Hell’s Angels knife fight.

    Couldn’t resist…

    For decades, the anti-White System thought it had the big guns on its side: academia, media, government, corporate giants, street mobs, cuckservatives. And at Charlottesville ’17 all that collided with insurgents who ran rings around them. Because no matter how you cut it, Unite the Right demonstrated that the System was so stoned on its own arrogance that it could only create chaos, like an out of control meth freak. Yes, the System can still cause damage, but the Alt Right has the edge in asymmetrical tactics – the well delivered knife points of meme warfare, video uploads, street actions, and cleancut young people marching by tiki torchlight.

    The 1960s-70s-80s-90s-00s are over.

    Turn on, tune in, and take over the 21st Century.

  8. Posted August 14, 2017 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    We are an organization that backs the defense of the western world and its people with an underlying spiritual impetus – and hence it is beyond any political/media/propaganda as well as state or federal laws – as it is a religious organization.

    http://www.IMPERIALTUS.org

    Greg, this model needs to be applied for the forming of more organizations in connection with the survival/defence of western peoples and western civilization which obviously transcends any of the Rothschild-esque political/psychological counter-forces at work anywhere within the western world, as the next step for all online proponents/supporters of these general themes/vision.

    I cannot stress this enough.
    View us: http://www.IMPERIALTUS.org.

  9. Randy
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Not necessary to post this but it’s Hells Angels, no apostrophe. They explained it as “there are many hells”.

  10. Dash Boulevard
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    Great article. But I don’t think diversity is the only or even prime cause of violence. There are many examples in history of violence within racial groups. Today, there is far more Muslim on Muslim violence and black on black violence than toward other ethnic groups. Much of your argument seems correct. But this, in my view, is at best a half-truth. Please give some consideration to this premise and how altering it may or may not impact what follows.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted August 15, 2017 at 2:43 am | Permalink

      I did not say that diversity is the only cause of violence. But it is definitely one of the principal, and most easily solved, causes of social violence.

    • AE
      Posted August 15, 2017 at 6:28 am | Permalink

      Much of the Muslim on Muslim violence is Sunni vs Shia or vice versa; and in Sunni lands many Shi’ites form unique ethnoreligious minorities. As far as black on black violence goes, that’s another matter entirely.

  11. R_Moreland
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    The Clausewitzian take is that no campaign plan survives first contact with the enemy. If nothing else, Charlottesville ’17 can be seen as one big reconnaissance in force in which the Alt Right (1) showed its strength; and (2) revealed the nature of the enemy.

    Logistics: The Unite the Right organization got a permit to assemble, moved numerous groups and individuals to Charlottesville, and exploited social media. The first night’s event went off well and made for great optics.

    12 August: Of course there was a confrontation. Of course the government canceled the assembly. These are standard friction factors, and given the precedent of the year prior, cops standing down has to be anticipated. But you have to exploit the battle which occurs. The downside is that the event’s speeches were never made, and people were injured. The upside is that the action got global coverage, which has more impact than any number of speeches in a park. The question becomes how to exploit the coverage.

    The Reaction: Were it not for the wounded, the response of the governor of VA would be hysterically funny for its hypocrisy and utter panic, ritually denouncing the “neo-nazis” and “KKK” as if Charlottesville were the finale of Birth of a Nation (1915) combined with Triumph of the Will. It’s quite clear that the System has been shaken by Unite the Right. And oh yes, has any politician denounced “neo-commies” or “antifa?” [cue sound of crickets].

    Participants: In any major action, you are going to have a large number of groups and individuals who are not necessarily with the program. Look at how the Left deals with this – by coordinating at meetings and formulating “points of agreement” for behavior, as well as having monitors accompany the march. You can’t expect 100% conformity with an agenda, but the Left has been able to put together demonstrations in which a wide range of groups work together. If the salutes and regalia of 1933-45 are bad optics, then they need to be controlled, but the reality is that they will occur and the Alt Right has to anticipate ways to deal with this.

    The Car Crash/Death: This may be a pivotal part of the campaign. If it can be demonstrated that the driver was acting in self defense, and if that can be exploited by Alt Right media, then the System narrative can be further discredited.

    Trump: The Alt Right is giving the POTUS considerable flak for his condemning the Alt Right. Question: what attempts were made to read in the White House on 12 August? Trump’s supporters have been attacked by antifa over the last year, so why hasn’t his DoJ cracked down on the Left? There needs to be pressure to get the president to take action on this front, as well as against government echelons which give the cops stand-down orders. This will not happen by itself, someone is going to have to do it. (I would not be so quick as to write off Trump; with the proper approach, he could be a powerful ally. The Alt Right needs to show some political savvy here.)

    Civil Rights Tactics: Definitely on the side of Unite the Right. Think in terms of how the civil rights movement of the 1950s-60s used civil disobedience to provoke the cops into over-reacting, then exploited the ensuing mayhem via friendly media, especially TV. There is plenty of room here today for videos, posters, memes, podcasts, etc., showing how antifa and the Charlottesville government over-reacted. And by all means, sue the city and state for various types of negligence.

    The Bigger Picture: I’ve already seen posts on various Internet forums in which people are rejecting the System-Media narrative, and showing considerable sympathy for the Free Speech rights of Unite the Right (while not necessarily supporting UTR’s message). I think 12 August is becoming a rallying point for many people who are fed up with antifa, political correctness and the globalist agenda. The recent firing of the Google engineer over the diversity memo has raised the ire of many normies who can see themselves next on the chopping block. Even people who are putative liberals are showing some concern over the direction taken by the Left and its corporate partners.

    On 12 August 2017, the System gave its best shot. It revealed its strengths and its weaknesses.
    Starting on 13 August 2017, the Alt Right opens the next campaign.

    • curri
      Posted August 14, 2017 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

      “Of course there was a confrontation. Of course the government canceled the assembly. !

      Today on TDS , Richard Spencer said that the Governor ordered the “State of Emergency” before any violence had even occurred. Maybe he used the previous night’s Tiki Torch march as a pretext.

    • Diversity Heretic
      Posted August 14, 2017 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

      Good post, but I think that it was Helmuth von Moltke the Elder who said that no plan of battle survives first contact with the enemy.

  12. Captain John Charity Spring MA
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    What’s not to like?

    Unite the Right 3 – 0 Police Antifa Association

    The body count while grizzly is very much in our favor. The next time a Muslim machine guns some whites the silly cow who got run over will be forgotten. Who recalls Jo Cox?

  13. Theodora Angelina
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    On a happier note, this weekend was also the 70th Anniversary of the World Pipe Band Championship on the Glasgow Green. Here’s a different sort of optics European Nationalists could benefit from considering, certainly for processing through a crowd. The Tartans are beautiful and ancient, and provide visual uniformity. And, the Highland Pipes are themselves a martial instrument. As such they are loud, strange, and stirring. They’re like horses in a parade, they will move people out of the way.

    Hail Inverary and District, the winners of the Worlds! Here as they March Off the field as the new champions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fgd5aRiTk0

    • KPD
      Posted August 15, 2017 at 7:29 am | Permalink

      Wow, I never expected to see a post on the World Pipe Band Championships on here. I play with the New York Metro Pipe Band (or did up until 3 years ago). We won the grade 3b contest in 2011, placed 3rd in grade 2 in 2013. I do miss playing them sometimes. Here is my band in 2011:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PartC-IZ6sg

      • Theodora Angelina
        Posted August 16, 2017 at 12:47 am | Permalink

        Great medley – a set of challenging tunes well- played. The lead-in hornpipe was particularly well-executed. What was the name of that tune?

        That was a treat. Thank you for sharing.

        • KPD
          Posted August 16, 2017 at 5:34 am | Permalink

          Thanks… name of the tune is the B52 and is written by Eric Rigler. If it sounds familiar Field Marshal Montgomery opened their 2004 medley with it.

  14. Adrian
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Perhaps it’s because I am somewhat of an outsider that I don’t see this as much as a catastrophe as most of the committed alt-righters appear to be.

    The actions of the government and the left have convinced me to get off the fence, and every white red-pilled is worth 20 brain-washed fools.

    Some observations a) as many have said, I really couldn’t care about the Nazi stuff but it puts off normies and is not really necessary b) I was surprised how out of shape many of the Unite the Right crowd were, it’s not just Antifa feminist social science graduates we have to contend with now, it’s BLM too. c) with hindsight that location was a strategic mistake the way the left were able to pick off UTR as the left.

  15. ster plaz
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    It seems to me that no one on the Right is challenging the moniker “supremacist” that the MSM (even FOX news) is applying to anyone involved with UniteTheRight. White people, at least those like me, do not want to be supreme over non-Whites. I have no interest in non-Whites. I can live happily without them. Happier, to be exact. Non-Whites always need watered down cultural/societal standards, generous economic/wealth transfers (which always come from Whites). Whites like me cannot possibly be supreme over others when we don’t want to live in the same country with non-Whites. So, the “supremacist” label is wrong. Yet, not many on the Right that I can see ever contest this label.

    • KPD
      Posted August 15, 2017 at 7:11 am | Permalink

      I noticed this too. It’s a logical fallacy that because we want nothing to do with them that we must think we are better than them. Everywhere in the paper is “Trump denounces White Nationalists” when all he mentions are the KKK, neo-nazis and white supremacists. They’re trying to blend it into the public consciousness that White Nationalists would like to enslave all black people. We just see a future where our country is one giant ghetto and we want out now.

  16. dolph
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Surely you guys must know that Confederate monuments would ultimately be liquidated in America.

    That’s just the way it is. The Confederacy is over, a long time ago. You won’t win anything if you get obsessed with the past even if the present sucks.

    You guys do realize the Confederacy attempted a secession and lost all the way back in 1865. The Confederacy simply cannot now, and will never be, a rallying point for any future white state in North America.

    • Captain John Charity Spring MA
      Posted August 14, 2017 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

      It’s not really about the statues is it? Hurry up.

    • Jaego
      Posted August 14, 2017 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

      It’s all about the symbolism. General Lee is a good man whom we are making into a God with our worship. This is the line in the sand. No? What line would you prefer? I think you’re right btw: we’ll lose but gain unity as in the process of fighting. The next line we’ll keep.

  17. Margot Metroland
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Minor note: I believe James Alex Fields gets called that in the media not to make him a three-named assassin, but because he is known as Alex, not James. But form-filling usually shoehorns you into a straitjacket of First, Middle, Last Name; or even just first and last. His FB page URL had james.fields.

  18. Manuel
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Best thing you can do at this point is get some video up there on YouTube showing unprovoked antifa violence or giving accounts of it.

    Kessler should have known he would not be able to speak yesterday in public outdoors. This could’ve been done indoors at a real press conference limited to invited press. Instead what is the main “alt-right” response that tens of millions of Americans have seen? That piece from the Daily Stormer making fun of the dead woman.

  19. expatriot
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    This is also going give us a chance to see who are our real friends and who aren’t. Or rather, who has the potential to be our friends and who doesn’t. I spend a lot of time reading and listening to Alt-Litish and other pro-Trump rightish bloggers/vloggers and even some progressive stuff, mainly because reading White Nationalist or Alt-Right sites like this feels like listening to myself talk, and gets boring. Granted it’s not the high-brow kind of fare you offer here, but it does provide more insight into how “regular people” view things. I’ve been surprised at the reaction to Charlottesville so far. On the one hand, guys who had always seemed to have a certain sympathy for us and had our back more or less, like Cernovich and Styx, have been counter-signaling like crazy, bashing David Duke, the whole nine yards. On the other hand, people most of us would write off as cuckservatives and patriotards have been holding firm, not ceding an inch to the mainstream narrative.
    An example is Conservative Treehouse, a site which at first glance almost comes off like an Alt-Right charicature of normie, patriotard conservatism. Each day’s entries end with separate entry showing the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, with the military guard pacing in front, and the Lord’s Prayer printed beneath. (I’m not kidding.) Though staunchly pro-Trump, it is equally pro-American, Christian, anti-racist (or a-racialist?) and, to us anyway, showing more passion than depth. You’d probably be lucky to find more than a handful of commenters there who have even heard of Mencken, let alone Evola or Yockey. But here’s the thing: when I went to check out their reaction to Charlottesville, all I found was a dispassionate, rambling, rather vague essay regretting the current fractured state of our no-longer-polite polity. There was, quite pointedly, not one word of condemnation for the evil racists of Unite the Right. And the commenters, for the most part, followed suit. I was pleasantly surprised.
    But my favorite one is this next one. It’s so easy to mock people like this, with their “token black” and their “muh constitution”, and God knows I’ve done my share of that with my smart mouth and my fancy Ivy League ejucation, but to tell the truth, I feel these people put us (or at least me) to shame. (I’m reminded of that Yeats poem that goes “Come let us mock at the good…”) The constitution may be dead to us and our enemies, but these simple people never got the memo, and they’re having none of it. For them it is as real as if it had been written yesterday in the still-moist blood of martyrs. It is as if it were to them a deed to ancestral land, handed down from generation to generation, the most precious of all possessions, which they brandish before usurpers who have come to dispossess them. Watching this I almost felt like I had entered a time machine like the one in my Mac. I imagined I could see their first ancestors, some three centuries ago, signing that contract, to them a sacred covenant. Perhaps true outrage depends on a certain naiveté. And this naïve passion is a good antidote to the enervating cynicism that can overwhelm us moderns. It doesn’t get any more authentic and organic than this.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLA4lEtmH2A

    • William Barnwell
      Posted August 14, 2017 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

      Just an Average Joe a little over two years removed from normie status. I became attracted to the movement for purely selfish reasons, with that being the possibility of decent future for my children. I will say I’ve learned more from Counter Currents over the last two years than four years in college, and could have saved a great deal of money. Being born and raised in the Deep South among a large black community, race realism was a natural and logical conclusion. That being said, I was never really interested in the League of the South or Sons of Confederate Veterans, not because I necessarily disagreed with their message, but more so because the social circle and environment surrounding these groups was not my cup of tea. There are many very good people in the South that may never have heard of Evola, Yockey, and Mencken, and may be perceived to possess simple beliefs, but they would fight, shed their blood, and die for our people, and it would be in our best interest to secure their allegiance. A couple of years ago by pure chance I stumbled across a broadcast of Red Ice Radio with both Greg Johnson and Richard Spencer. I was greatly impressed with both their intellects and messages, and the broadcast lead me through further research to merge the race realism of my upbringing with the ideology of the New Right. It’s my humble opinion that it is time, especially now, to really unite the right. It is imperative that the best and brightest associated with the movement, including Johnson, Spencer, and others, put aside their differences, and work together to come up with real ideas and solutions to push the movement forward, and reach and save as many of our people as possible. I don’t know exactly where those solutions will be found. I don’t believe it’s in looking back at the Confederacy, nor National Socialism, and probably not even high brow, intellectual philosophy. For me it was as simple as looking into the eyes of my children, and realizing I have to do something before it’s too late.

      • expatriot
        Posted August 14, 2017 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

        Thanks for your reply. Yes, solidarity is the key. And the South is the one part of our country where a deep-rooted, proud, organic White nation already exists, one that can serve as the core of a future broader White nation. It is the one place where traditional white virtues such as honor and courtesy still hold sway, even after the terrible treatment you have been subjected to by the rest of the country. The most heartening responses to the events in Charlottesville have all come from Southerners. In addition to the one I linked to above, there’s the one of James Edwards and his gang over at the Political Cesspool. Unlike the other wrap-ups, which all have a certain post-mortem quality to them, this one was almost celebratory, with guest after guest exuberantly regaling listeners with blood-stirring accounts of their battle exploits. Their pride in their own people and their history, along with their abiding Christian faith, give them a confidence that is inspiring, and infectious. There was no whining about the betrayal they had suffered at the hands of the police (as if anything else could have been reasonably expected), just righteous indignation and the same redoubled determination to fight back even harder next time that you see in the hornet’s nest of resistance I linked to above. It’s the spirit we all need.

  20. Jörg Haider
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    In short, I would like to outline why the Unite the Right event was a failure in terms of its organisation.

    Firstly, if you gather a broad spectrum of different right-wing groups it is hard to control the optics of the public appearance. There was no corporate identity visible for the public eye.

    Secondly, the event lastet too long. It is foolish to think that it is possible to hold such an event in an hostile environment without string interference from the left.

    Thirdly, because the event lastet too long it was impossible for the Altright to control the narrative. Instead, they should have gathered at the statue of Jefferson, lit a hundred fares, put a burka over his head with a slogan against Islam or the left, film the event from every angle, even with drones and then leave the place. A good video that goes viral is as precious as a street protest.

    In Conclusion it can be argued that the Altright should copy the public relations strategy of the Identitarian movement in Europe which relies heavily on Srdja Popovics book “Blueprint for Revolution:How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World.”

    • Petronius
      Posted August 16, 2017 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

      Yes, study Popovic, Alinsky, Gene Sharp. This kind of stuff is gold. It works!!

  21. Che Guava
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    Well, I wish you well.

    My first thought on reading of the car incident was ‘People at the Huff Post, Guardian etc. will be wetting their panties with excitement that they have a non-Islamic act of vehicular terror.’

    It does not appear to have been so simple.

    Why take down the Lee statue in the first place?

    Wasn’t he born in the state?

    Whenever I read about such events, it is always insane, leftists using mace, pepper spray, bricks, baseball bats, any handy metal pole, etc., seems they are never being arrested.

    Trump is condemned for his ‘all sides’ statement, as an outside observer, it seems very one-sided.

    Why could those people not have allowed a peaceful protest?

    Bizarre situation.

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