Monthly Archives: November 2017

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Why I Write
Saving the Idea Space

Plato and Aristotle from Raphael’s The School of Athens

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Among my favorite “radical centrists” is the British commentator Carl Benjamin, better known as Sargon of Akkad. He’s enjoyable to listen to, not merely for the easy sound of his voice and his superior accent, but for his uncompromising honesty, even when he is wrong.

Back in March of last year, he published a video about the Alt-Right, and his summary was that it was fundamentally an idea space, protected from the policing of progressive gate-keepers.

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The Moral Poverty of Libertarianism

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Murray Rothbard

There’s an old-school form of libertarianism that draws from the work of figures like Ludwig van Beethoven, Selma Hayek, and RuPaul (sorry, I mean to say Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, and Ron Paul). This form of libertarianism works from a reasonably comprehensive picture of what it is to be a human being. Rather than thoroughly replacing homo sapiens with homo economicus, it simply focuses on addressing itself to the economic realm of life; and it proposes that people out to support a strongly libertarian order because such is in their best practical interests.  Read more …

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Magical Miserablism:
Robert Stark’s Myths of the Near Future

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Robert Stark
Journey to Vapor Island
Lulu.com, 2017

“The fact that he wears lipstick and long gloves is not calculated to endear him to the stuffy . . . In fact, more of our young novelists should wear lipstick and even nail varnish. It might brighten up their prose styles . . . The fact that his work is concerned with sex on a most serious level is also not calculated to recommend him to the sort of people who organise these literary jamborees.” — J. G. Ballard[1] 

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Darkest Hour

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Darkest Hour is the second film released this year on Churchill and the latest in an ever-growing list of Churchill-related films and television shows (around two dozen over the past decade). Like its predecessors, Darkest Hour rehashes treacly warmed-over clichés about its subject and glosses over the sordid truth about this murderous psychopath.

Jews in the film industry love Churchill because he serves as a real-life example of the “superhero who saves the world from Nazi villains” trope Read more …

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Charles Manson:
From Scapegoat to Messiah

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Charles Manson was a scapegoat for the sixties counter-culture and he became a false Messiah for the seventies, eighties, nineties, and naughties counter-cultures. His real meaning can only be discerned by understanding these two equally imaginary poles of social function that he was compelled to occupy during his decades of imprisonment. The fact that Manson himself was keenly aware of this process of projection and that he actively sought to manipulate it does not attest to evidence of demonic powers but neither does it attest to the machinations of a victimized magus. Read more …

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The FBI’s Secret Civil Rights Files, Part 2
The Truth About Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King as a saint.

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Part 2 of 2. Part 1 here.

Earlier this month President Trump instructed the National Archives to release hundreds of previously-sealed documents which pertained to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Included among these documents were two FBI files which, curiously enough, have little to do with the Kennedy assassination but could have great bearing on the current struggles of the Dissident Right. Read more …

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The Cynic Way of Life

John William Waterhouse, Diogenes (detail), 1882

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Trans. Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

The following is drawn from Pierre Hadot, Qu’est-ce que la philosophie antique ? (Paris: Gallimard, 1995), pp. 170-74. The title is editorial.

Scholars still debate whether Antisthenes, a disciple of Socrates, was the founder of the Cynic movement. Read more …

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The Counter-Currents 2017 Fundraiser
Matching Grant Update

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Since our last update, we have received 27 donations totaling $2,965.31, of which $2,000 will be matched by Fenek Solère, for a total of $4,965.31. This brings our grand total to $55,082.37. I want to thank all of our donors, especially Mr. Solère, for this outpouring of support. Without you, Counter-Currents would not survive.

We are now less than $5,000 from our annual goal of $60,000. So let’s keep up the momentum. Read more …

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The Counter-Currents 2017 Fundraiser
$535 Remains on Our Matching Grant . . .

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Deadline: the end of Giving Tuesday

Since our last fundraiser update, Counter-Currents has received a $2,000 matching grant offer from Fenek Solère, the author of Rising, who gave as his reason, “Counter-Currents is one of Our People’s key strategic assets in the ongoing Culture War.” In addition, we received 26 donations, including seven all-important pledges of monthly support. That puts Counter-Currents more than 80% of the way to recovering the monthly pledge income lost when PayPal used the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as an excuse to cancel our account. Read more …

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Sleeping Beauty — & the Eternal Sleep of Feminism

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A mother in the U.K. (Sarah Hall of Newcastle) recently achieved some notoriety when several news outlets reported that she had called for the story of “Sleeping Beauty” to be banned from schools. Sleeping Beauty, you may recall, does not give Prince Charming permission to kiss her. She is, after all, asleep. Mrs. Hall states: “While we are still seeing narratives like this in school, we are never going to change ingrained attitudes to sexual behavior. In today’s society, it isn’t appropriate.”  Read more …

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Another Fake Victim
“Cyntoia” Brown

“Cyntoia” Brown trying to look like an innocent little girl rather than a sociopathic killer

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The subject of this discussion was sentenced to 51 years in jail 16 years ago.

So why are you just now hearing about it? Well, because—for whatever reason—Rihanna, Kim Kardashian West, LeBron James, and Snoop Dogg have all just now decided to take up the cause with posts on social media, re-igniting the discussion. Excited yet?  Read more …

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Justice League

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Watchmen is the greatest superhero movie of all time, and when it was released, its director Zack Snyder was poised to follow Christopher Nolan into the first rank of directors working today. But instead, he has directed an ever worsening series of turkeys: Sucker Punch, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and now Justice League, which is one of the worst movies I have ever seen: derivative, dumb, and dull. An assault on the senses and an insult to the intellect. It is also one of the most expensive movies ever made, costing an astonishing $300 million. It is really rather amazing that a director of Snyder’s proven talent, with a solid cast and a $300 million budget, could not have turned in a better movie. Clearly, there’s a lot of rot and a lot of ruin still left in Hollywood, and the sex scandals are just the beginning.  Read more …

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Maurice Bardèche on Francis Parker Yockey

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Editor’s Note:

This is a translation by D. G. of a 1982 letter and two enclosures from Maurice Bardèche to Keith Stimely. I wish to thank Mark Weber for providing a copy. The location of the French original of the letter and the accompanying note is not known. The translation of the pages of Suzanne and the Slums can clearly be improved in places by consulting the original. — Greg Johnson

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Christmas Special  
Merry Christmas, Infidels!

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Translations: Czech, FrenchGerman, Swedish

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It was about twenty years ago when I first noticed that the greeting “Merry Christmas” was being replaced by the bland, neutral “Season’s Greetings” and “Happy Holidays.”

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The Righteous Losers

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“Life is so much better when you simply stop caring
what the dregs of the earth think about you.”—In Mala Fide

Consider all the human dregs:
The losers, misfits, cads, bad eggs—
The scoundrel, liar, thief, and worm
Engendered from substandard sperm.  Read more …

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A White Nationalist Attends a Black Friday Sale

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Many White Nationalists say America is becoming nothing more than a place to shop. This is especially true on that quintessential American holiday: Black Friday.

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The FBI’s Secret Civil Rights Files, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2

Earlier this month President Trump instructed the National Archives to release hundreds of previously-sealed documents which pertained to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Included among these documents were two FBI files which, curiously enough, have little to do with the Kennedy assassination but could have great bearing on the current struggles of the Dissident Right. Read more …

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The Devil in the Detail:
A Review of Ryszard Legutko’s The Demon in Democracy

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Black Friday Special 
It’s Time to STOP Shopping for Christmas

junkwreath21,031 words / 5:45

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Translations: Danish, French

Even though I am an unbeliever, the Christmas season is my favorite time of the year. Read more …

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Feast Your Mind at Counter-Currents  
Happy Thanksgiving!

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On behalf of everyone at Counter-Currents, I want to wish all our US readers safe travels and a happy Thanksgiving. (And please don’t let your dogs eat turkey bones.) Here are a few past articles on Thanksgiving for your edification: Read more …

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Beauty & Destruction in Yukio Mishima’s The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

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In 1950, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji) in Kyoto was burned to the ground by a young monk. The temple had been built in the fourteenth century and was the finest example of the architecture of the Muromachi period. Covered in gold leaf and crowned with a copper-gold phoenix, it projected an image of majesty and serene beauty. It had been designated a National Treasure in 1897 and was considered a national symbol in Japan. Read more …

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High Voltage Heptarchy, Part 3
Ethereal & Eternal

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Part 3 of 3. Part 1 here. Part 2 here.

‘Now We Rise and We Are Everywhere’ — Nick Drake (1948-1974)

And having now evoked the legend of King Arthur, Merlin, Excalibur, and the Holy Grail, I can clearly recall driving one autumn morning down the A39 as it snaked its way through the Mendip hills. The Somerset Levels cloaked in thick fog with just the Tor floating above the ancient town of Glastonbury. Read more …

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Similarities between Fin de Siècle Haiti & the Modern American Black Ghetto

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Part 2 of 2. Part 1 here.

Neglect

When Prichard landed in Port au Prince, he noticed striking levels of filth. The city had

…its foundations literally set upon decay… An open drain which told plainly of its mission, and refuse of all indescribable sorts lay inches deep in the street… No effort is made at sanitation; Read more …

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Two New Poems

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To Apeneck Sweeney

In what you write and ask
I smell the reek of herring,
matzo balls . . . Your task
is subtle, almost daring,

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Thanksgiving:
The Only Holiday Unique to the American Ethny

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There is no holiday or tradition that is both solemn and deeply intertwined in the unique historical American ethnicity and spiritualism as Thanksgiving. The holiday has several meanings. The first is religious. The Mayflower Pilgrims celebrated their survival in Plymouth Colony with a feast and give thanks to God for their blessings. Today, deep within American culture Thanksgiving still carries the impulse to give thanks to the Almighty for one’s blessings during the year. Read more …

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How to Survive Thanksgiving

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The annual American ritual. The annual American ordeal. The overcooked turkey that takes forever to come out of the oven. Those little round rolls, hard as flint. That sweet potato and marshmallow (yes, marshmallow) casserole that has no name but ought to be called “carbicide.” In fact, the whole meal is carbicide. But we want that after a while — cide in any form — because the people can be worse. Oh Death, where is thy sting? Read more …

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Who’s Doing the Raping?

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A meme circulating around social media after the revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s behavior said, “If you’re a man, don’t say anything to a woman that you wouldn’t want a man saying to you in prison.”

For my part, I think there’s value in this way of presenting the idea that most women live in a default state of fear of men in general that influences how particular mens’ actions are perceived. No, this isn’t because all men are dangerous—they aren’t. Read more …

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Masterpieces of Aryan Literature 4
Evelyn Waugh’s Black Mischief

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Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966) is probably best known today for Brideshead Revisited, his 1945 novel of fin-de-siècle longing and Catholic apologetics that has received both television and cinematic adaptations. He made his fame in the 1930s, however, by penning some of the most biting, satirical novels of the British upper class and its various hangers-on. Waugh was brutally honest about the inferiority of the Negro race and its incompatibility with Western civilization. Read more …

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Review of Venus & Her Thugs

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J. A. Nicholl
Venus & Her Thugs: Fifteen Weird Tales
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2017

What is a weird tale? To keep the question manageable, it makes sense to think only about modern, literary tales. In that respect, then, the weird tale is a scion of the ghost story family. The modern, literary ghost story is widely acknowledged to have been created by M. R. James. James’ stories followed a formula of a cerebral, monastic academic discovering some sort of occult object, and subsequently being assaulted by a supernatural emanation connected to that object. Read more …

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The Sleeping Beauty

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They were walking past a Fernwood gym one day while out shopping when Shannon uncharacteristically sighed, “I’ve put on so much weight this year. If only I had time to get to the gym!”

Nick responded by getting overly excited: “Hey, why not? Maybe we could go together.”

“Together? You do know that’s a women-only gym!”  Read more …

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