Monthly Archives: July 2018

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Between the Heroic & the Immeasurable:
The Historical Background of Oswald Spengler’s Philosophy of Science

Oswald Spengler

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Oswald Spengler’s writings on the subject of the philosophy of science are very controversial, not only among his detractors but even for his admirers. What is little understood is that his views on these matters did not exist in a vacuum. Rather, Spengler’s arguments on the sciences articulate a long German tradition of rejecting English science, a tradition that originated in the eighteenth century. Read more …

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Pagan Pound

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The following is the text of a talk given in London on May 27, 2018 at The Poet at War, an event convened by Vortex Londinium.

“We want an European religion. Christianity is verminous with semitic infections. What we really believe is the pre-Christian element which Christianity has not stamped out . . .”[1] Read more …

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Nationalism, True & False

William Kristol, guardian of neo-conservatism.

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Ruling classes exercise power through combinations of coercion and manipulation — what Machiavelli called force and fraud, or the habits of the lion and the fox that he recommended to princes who wish to stay in power. Like most princes, most ruling classes tend to be better at one than the other, and depending on their talents, interests, and psychologies, they will habitually rely on one style of domination more than on its complement. Read more …

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A Trip through Colonial America & the Black Belt

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I recently returned to my Whidbey Island summer house after a trip which mixed work with a family reunion. The first part of the trip was work. I flew across the continent to Raleigh, North Carolina, rented a car, and drove to Roanoke Island. The purpose of this part of the trip was to come up with some material for Counter-Currents. Roanoke Island is the site of the famous “Lost Colony,” where the first English child, Virginia Dare, was born in North America. Read more …

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On Selective Subjectivity & the Hijacking of White History

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Everyone has selective memory. It makes sense that people with high opinions of themselves will place greater importance on positive memories than on negative ones. It also makes sense that people with negative opinions of themselves will harp on bad or painful memories at the expense of positive ones. Read more …

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Feminism as the Death of Woman

Oksana Shachko

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A founding member of the feminist group Femen has died at the age of 31. Oksana Shachko has apparently taken her own life in her Paris apartment by hanging herself. She was of course not the real leader, for the real leaders were the financiers of Femen, the ones who provided the Ukrainian with an expensive Parisian apartment, the ones who set her up with a cushy career as an “artist,” where she could deconstruct Western culture to her handlers’ hearts’ content. Everything Femen has done has been contradictory and destructive. Read more …

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The Counter-Currents 2018 Fundraiser
Bubble Boys

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According to standard Left-wing boilerplate, White Nationalists like me don’t speak or write; we “spew.” We don’t “spew” ideas, arguments, and facts. We spew “hate.” This hate, moreover, does not spread from mind to mind because it rationally convinces people. Instead, its propagation is “virulent,” like Ebola. When a mind virus is spreading, one does not refute it by appeals to facts and arguments. Instead, you have to contain it. You have to quarantine the carriers, like me, so they can’t infect other people. In short, you need censorship.

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Remembering James Burnham

James Burnham

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James Burnham died on July 28th, 1987—thirty-one years ago today, and just before the arrival of the current age. Born in a Catholic 1905, he quickly delved into Marxism in his college days. But Kapital couldn’t keep him, and he quit the party in 1940, and the next year wrote his first post-Marxist, and criminally underappreciated book, The Managerial Revolution. Read more …

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Dov Bechhofer Did Nothing Wrong

Dr. Dov Bechhofer

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Antifa in New York City have doxxed a White Nationalist, and this one is quite a find: an Orthodox Jewish doctor working at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx by the name of Dov Bechhofer. Bechhofer’s father is an Orthodox rabbi.

According to the doxxers, Dr. Bechhofer made a number of comments at Counter-Currents. In the article, Spencer Sunshine, an associate fellow at the think tank Political Research Associates who studies far-Right movements, Read more …

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White Lives Matter

Zachary Gromland

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Early Thursday morning, I witnessed an immensely tragic and, truthfully, a surreally disturbing event on Facebook Live. A young racialist comrade, who went by the name Zachary Gromland (not his actual name), livestreamed himself as he needlessly ended his own life. I’m not usually one for watching these live feeds, and quite honestly, after this I’m in no rush to watch any more for the foreseeable future. I am, however, feeling the urge to put proverbial pen to paper and attempt to construct something positive from such a tragic, and ultimately meaningless, loss of life. Read more …

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Festival of the Celts

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We are the last people on earth, and the last to be free: our very remoteness in a land known only to rumour has protected us up till this day. Today the furthest bounds of Britain lie open – and everything unknown is given an inflated worth. But now there is no people beyond us, nothing but tides and rocks . . . Read more …

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A Theological Argument for Ethnonationalism

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It has been a cliché for a long time now that Christianity is fundamentally a religion that seeks to unify mankind and do away with all distinctions between men, Read more …

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Video of the Day
Greg Johnson on the Driving Force of History

56 words / 6:25

What is the foundation of the political? What is the basis for ethnic nationalism? Greg Johnson talks about the concept of thumos, us and them, the natural preference for one’s own over strangers, and where the rejection of these ideas leads us. Excerpts are used from “What’s Wrong With Cosmopolitanism?” and Laura Raim’s interview with Greg.

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What’s Wrong with Diversity?

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There are contexts in which diversity is a good thing. For instance, diversity of goods in the marketplace, diversity of options in life, diversity of opinions in politics and academia, and a diversity of points of view on juries for awarding prizes or deciding court cases.  Read more …

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Hitler as Artist & Patron

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Frederic Spotts
Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics
New York: The Overlook Press, 2003

Leaders throughout history have frequently deployed the arts as a means by which to display their power. Hitler is unusual, however, in that art was central to his political vision. He was intensely interested in the arts (painting, sculpture, music, and architecture) and dreamed of forging a state whose artistic and cultural achievements would rival those of ancient Greece and Rome. Read more …

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An Open Letter to Vox Day

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Dear Vox,

Regarding your recent Darkstream entitled “White Supremacy, White Nationalism, and Other Fictions,” I’m finding myself having to infer what your position is on a number of topics. In this letter, I’ll explain why I remain confused on some of them so you can set me straight if you care to. I’d like to also further certain aspects of the discussion because I believe the Darkstream format—with your speaking more or less extemporaneously while fielding questions— Read more …

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Call for Help
We Need the National Renaissance Bulletin, October 1953

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We have two remaining pieces missing from our anthology of Francis Parker Yockey’s shorter writings, The World in Flames, and we are asking to see if any of our readers can help with them. The first is Yockey’s “China estimate,” that he wrote shortly before his death and which received limited circulation in photocopies in the 1970s. We’ve asked about this before, and we do have a lead on it, but if anyone else has a copy of it, it would help to expedite matters.  Read more …

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Artful Hate or Ballardian BadThink?

2,299 words

Jay Black
Guttersnipe
Amazon kindle, 2018

“Suburbs are far more sinister places than most city dwellers imagine. Their very blandness forces the imagination into new areas. I mean, one’s got to get up in the morning thinking of a deviant act, merely to make certain of one’s freedom. It needn’t be much; kicking the dog will do.” – J. G. Ballard, interviewed by Thomas Frick[1]

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Has the Left Gone Completely Crazy? No, Actually.

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Undeniably, we are seeing madness on display. But with some of them, there’s method in the madness. And the method is far more frightening. Read more …

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Revolutionary Yiddishland

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Alain Brossat and Sylvie Klingberg
Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism
New York: Verso, 2016.

In the relatively recent publication in English (for the first time) of the 1983 French book Revolutionary Yiddishland, Jewish authors Alain Brossat and Sylvie Klingberg document Jewish radical Leftist politics in Europe in the early to mid-20th century. Read more …

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Videos of the Day
Greg Johnson on YouTube

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Check out three recent Greg Johnson appearances on YouTube:

With Carolyn Emerick on why cultivating civil disagreement is essential to a metapolitical movement

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A Lost Interview

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In December of 2016, I did an interview with Darryl Cooper’s The Decline of the West podcast. Read more …

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Now in Audio Version!
Mussolini, or the Will to Power

5,082 words / 33:16

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Werner Bräuninger
DUX: Mussolini, oder Der Wille zur Macht
Graz: Ares Verlag, 2018 Read more …

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How to Know if You Have Had a Mystical Experience

Hildegard von Bingen’s “finger of God”

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Most people believe they have never had a mystical experience. This includes sceptics, of course – but also those who are quite open to the idea and who wonder, perhaps, why they have never been graced with one. However, the conclusions of both groups are usually based on misconceptions about what a mystical experience must be like. People imagine, for instance, that it involves visions of some kind, in which, perhaps, voices are heard or supernatural beings appear. Read more …

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Eric Clopper’s Sex & Circumcision

Eric Clopper

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Eric Clopper’s presentation Sex and Circumcision: An American Love Story, at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre on May 1, 2018 earned him rather scathing press in The Crimson. His views were then “investigated” by Harvard, which eventually fired him from his job as a systems administrator.

At the beginning, Clopper piqued my interest by mentioning a group that conflates nearly all criticism of them with discrimination. Read more …

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Interview with Ryan Faulk

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It was about a year ago this time that legendary-for-all-the-wrong-reasons Skeptic Youtuber Kraut and Tea decided to take up the sword in a mad quest to slay the White Nationalist hydra that was menacing the internet and, more importantly, frequently making him look dumb. His weapon of choice in the matter was a series of embarrassingly and easily debunked race denial videos. One the people doing the debunking of those videos was Ryan Faulk of the YouTube channel The Alternative HypothesisRead more …

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Sword of Dishonor:
The Reasons for the Decline of America’s Military

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For decades, the opening lines of a poem by Sam Walter Foss entitled “The Coming American” hung in big steel letters at the Air Force Academy. Year after year, incoming classes of cadets would finish their six weeks of basic training by marching under the words BRING ME MEN. Up the ramp, they went onto the Academy’s impressive terrazzo flanked by modernist architecture, scene of the next four arduous years. Read more …

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Now in Audio Version!
Meeting to Some Purpose:
The Second International Colin Wilson Conference

4,188 words / 26:20

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As I have written about previously for Counter-Currents (as well as in a considerably revised and expanded version of this same essay that was included in North American New Right, vol. 2), the English philosopher, novelist, and compiler of eclectic knowledge of all kinds, Colin Wilson (1932-2013), is one of the most unjustly forgotten writers of our time. Read more …

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Whiteness

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Translation: Finnish, Ukrainian

An obvious line of attack against White Nationalism is the claim that the very concept of whiteness is problematic. I wish to deal with four such objections. First, the concept of whiteness is supposed to be politically unnecessary. Second, whiteness is alleged to be subversive of ethnic identity. Third, whiteness is said to be a social construct, not a real natural kind. Fourth, the viability of White Nationalism is said to depend on an airtight definition of whiteness, which is elusive.  Read more …

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Introduction to Vedanta, Part IV
The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

An illustration of the Mandala-brahmana Upanishad, in which the god Narayana, a form of Vishnu, teaches yoga to Yajnavalkya.

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Part I here, Part II here, Part III here

The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad is quite long, and we can only scratch the surface here. In truth, even the shortest of the Upanishads could justify a long commentary. The texts of Vedanta are a whole, each of the parts of which reflects the whole in miniature. In other words, within each text one may find the whole teaching. This does not mean, of course, that the whole teaching is explicitly stated. Rather, one will find that to truly understand the full significance of any one statement in the Upanishads, we must situate it within the context of the entire teaching.

“Brihadaranyaka” means “of the great forest.” Aranyaka means “of the forest” or “of the wilderness.” The Aranyakas are understood to be a type of ancient Hindu literature, along with the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, and the Upanishads. Read more …

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