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Cultural Marxist vs. Material Marxist, Part 2:
Is Capitalism the Real Racist?

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There are reasons why the neoliberal establishment hates Bernie Sanders so much, and it’s not just because he’s a threat to their donors’ stock portfolios. Class-based material Marxism — once a pillar of Leftist thought — is not only incompatible with but also heretical to the neoliberal worldview and agenda.

We’ve all heard about normiecon meme DR3: Democrats aRe the Real Racists. There is a parallel meme among Leftists that could likewise be called “Capitalism is the Real Racist.” With class reductionists and material determinists, everything is a game of The Six Degrees of Capitalism. If a dog farts, socialists can explain to you how capitalism made that happen. All roads lead back to class conflict and the pursuit of capital. And to material Marxists, racism is no exception.

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According to the materialist worldview, racism is the result of the competition for resources. If everyone’s needs were taken care of, then there would be no need for racism. Very dubious, I know; silly, even. I’m pretty sure that if everyone had enough and the same amount of everything, we’d still get on each others’ nerves. Blacks would still talk loud in movie theaters, Asians would still be bad drivers, Mexicans would still have terrible taste in music, and Jews would still continue being Jewish. I mean, why is it always up to white people to stop being racist? Why can’t other races just stop doing the stuff that annoys us? If you want to reduce racism, learn what annoys white people and then stop doing it. I guarantee it will get results. My job as a hater would be a lot harder if these people were actually likable. I digress.

Materialists also claim that big business has an interest in promoting racism so as to undermine working-class solidarity and make it harder for labor to organize. How they explain Big Tech censorship of white nationalists within that context, I’m unsure. I guess you could say that capitalism promotes anti-white racism, but:
A) I’m pretty sure that’s not what most socialists mean when they say that, and
B) why not promote both sides of the racial conflict?

Anyway, there’s a lot of memes about how capitalism is at the root of all racism.

In an article for Socialist Viewpoint entitled Capitalism, Bigotry, Racism and War, Bonnie Weinstein explains the “Racism is a Capitalist Conspiracy” meme:

Capitalism uses bigotry to justify and enforce the criminalization of immigrants everywhere. They bank on their ability to pit immigrants against “citizens” by convincing the working class of one country that the immigrant workers from another country are their enemies, and the cause of their own economic distress. It is nothing more than the old magician’s trick of “misdirection,” a form of deception in which the attention of an audience is focused on one thing in order to distract its attention from another.

The capitalists don’t want us to focus our attention on how they increase their own wealth by exploiting raw materials and cheap labor in less developed countries, making it impossible for the working class in those countries to survive and support their families within their own borders. At the same time they inflict draconian austerity measures against the working class in their own countries in order to increase their rate of profit. They get away with it by misdirecting the blame onto the immigrants struggling for their lives.

Anyway, that’s the meme. And there are all sorts of variations of it, which amount to “if it weren’t for capitalism, everyone would love each other,” and there’s a lot of hogwash about how people had no conception of race until the rise of capitalism.

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This meme is really dumb. You’ll notice that it works similarly to the DR3 meme in that it affirms the power and importance of racism as a concept, but shifts the blame on to someone or something else; a false narrative. Racism is simply the natural and inevitable result of multiculturalism. It’s what you get when you try to impose the same set of rules on people with vastly different values and cultural norms. But as far as false narratives go, CIRR is less harmful to whites than the seething anti-whiteness of the neoliberal establishment.

From a Rightist perspective, you might be thinking “Well, who cares? Either way, it adds up to anti-racism and more immigration from their proletarian brothers from south of the border. It’s a distinction without a difference.”

But from a neoliberal perspective, these “capitalism causes racism” memes are deeply subversive on both a moral and philosophical level. Even though it is an anti-racist meme, it is implicitly anti-anti-white. It acknowledges that while, yes, whites have done bad things in the past, it absolves whites of moral responsibility: “Capitalism made them do it.” Material conditions and class conflict made them racist.

To the neoliberal anti-white Left, this is heresy. Only non-whites can be the helpless playthings of faceless systems and impersonal forces. If white people do bad things, it was pure will-to-power, and if they fail in life, it was due to a lack of will-to-power. Whites are immune to the social or cultural forces which pull on the strings of POC like marionettes, forcing them to abandon their children and kill each other over sneakers. But anything white people do is done clear-headed and with eyes wide open.

The neoliberal establishment would like people to believe that the only way to achieve equality, and the only way for POC to thrive and live up to their potential, is for white people to be destroyed as a group. Materialists say that’s not necessarily true: All you really need to do is overthrow the capitalists and that will fix everything. Everyone will love each other, be happy, and we’ll have perfect equality. While materialists may not exactly oppose white genocide in principle, they just do not see it as a necessary step in creating an egalitarian society.

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For the anti-white neoliberal establishment, this will not do. They can’t have a bunch of people running around the Democratic Party saying that white genocide is optional. This is one of the reasons the DNC is worried by Bernie Sanders, and why Democratic Socialism could become — if not a threat — a severe inconvenience to the neoliberal Democratic establishment should it get too big.

While Bernie Sanders may now be bending the knee to the neoliberal race narratives, he still has a huge base of committed Marxist ideologues. Much in the same way that Ron Paul mania triggered a renewed interest in Ayn Rand, Bernie Sanders has gotten a lot of young whites to start reading Marx again. Even if the establishment can break Bernie down and get him to cuck to Cultural Marxism, the fact that he exists creates a sociocultural environment where these kinds of material Marxist ideas can flourish. As long as he is around, he serves as a rallying point around which commies can congregate, socialize, and organize.

Like Trump, a lot of Sanders’ supporters are more hardcore than Bernie. This became obvious to everyone a few weeks ago when James O’Keefe released undercover footage of a Sanders campaign worker Xenuposting about Gulags. I discussed the phenomenon of Xenuposting in my last article, and that video was a classic example of it: Maybe you want to start off with “Ya know, capitalism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be,” and get them on board with that, and then maybe work them up to “gulags were great” later. You don’t lead with Xenu.

An example of this conflict between the Material Marxist and the Cultural Marxist flared up a few weeks ago. Jewish anti-white activist (and cartoon villain) Tim Wise started trending on Twitter after going on a tirade against Bernie Sanders for not being explicitly anti-white enough. This resulted in a lot of “OK Boomer”-ing from his supporters in the Bernie Bros brigade.

The cause of this outburst was a recent interview Bernie did with the New York Times. It’s an interesting read, and he shows some populist leg. The Times is clearly hostile to Sanders: They interspersed the interview with “fact checks” which were disingenuous at best, and blatantly dishonest at worst. When speaking on the exploitation of illegal immigrant labor and its effect on domestic workers, the New York Times just outright lies:

Binyamin Appelbaum: But you don’t think that that exploitation results in lower wages for domestic workers?
[Sanders:] Sure it does. Right now, we have people who are being exploited. If you’re undocumented, and you’re being paid five bucks an hour, why am I going to pay her $12 an hour?
[Annotation:] The prevailing view of economists is that immigration increases economic growth, so it is not tethered to lower wages or less employment for American workers.

Labor scarcity increasing wages is Economics 101. That’s basic supply and demand. The NYT just lies to your face. But the part that really got Tim Wise’s panties in a bunch was when asked about why people voted for Trump, Bernie gave economic and class-based explanations:

New York Times: I think it’s — how about the fact that Trump has touched a chord in 40 to 44 percent of the people? I mean, what about that issue is that Trump is a symptom of a widespread problem. I mean, how do you address that? The problem exists whether Trump is president or not is what I’m saying.
Sanders: I wish I could give you a great answer, brilliant answer to that. But this is what I will tell you, because that’s, you’re right. What is the issue? How did Trump become president? O.K. And I think it speaks to something that I talk about a lot and that is the fact that the — not everybody, but tens and tens of millions of Americans feel that the political establishment, Republican and Democrat, have failed them. Maybe The New York Times has failed them, too.
New York Times: That explains the appeal of racism?
[Sanders:] Yeah. O.K. What you have is that people are, in many cases in this country, working longer hours for low wages. You are aware of the fact that in an unprecedented way life expectancy has actually gone down in America because of diseases of despair. People have lost hope and they are drinking. They’re doing drugs. They’re committing suicide. O.K. They are worried about their kids. I have been to southern West Virginia where the level of hopelessness is very, very high.

Sanders acknowledges that there are racist elements in the Trump movement but holds firm that Trump’s primary appeal was his economic populism. He continues:

There is a hard-core support for Trump, which I’m not going to be able to get through. You’re right. It is racist. It is sexist. I run into that. It’s hard to believe the attitude toward women in some parts of the country. You really would have a hard time to believe it. We’re back into the 18th century in some these places. It is homophobic. It is anti-immigrant. Do I think I’m going to win those people over? Nah, no way. But do I think we can get a sliver? I can’t tell you how much, 3 percent, 5 percent, 8 percent, of people who voted for Trump because he said, “I am a different type of Republican. I’m not going to cut Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security. I’m going to have trade policies that work for workers. We’re not going to be shutting down plants in America.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no!” raged Tim Wise. Wise, the Cultural Marxist’s Cultural Marxist, maintains that Trump’s election was due to white supremacy, and to say otherwise is painfully ignorant, appallingly irresponsible, and morally inexcusable. The original tweet has since been deleted:


I have to interrupt Tim’s rant here to comment about how ridiculous that last tweet is. Sure, Tim, when whites vote, it’s 100% racial tribalism. When black people vote, they carefully weigh each candidate’s positions, the pros and cons of their policies, and then vote rationally in their own best interests.

Blacks have repeatedly shown not only willingness but enthusiasm to re-elect politicians who have made their lives objectively worse by every conceivable metric. You only need to look at the catastrophic political careers of DC mayor Marion Berry, or the — currently imprisoned — former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to understand how absurd Tim’s last tweet was. Blacks re-elected Marion Berry after he was caught on video smoking crack with a prostitute. The blacks of Detroit re-elected Kwame Kilpatrick after he murdered a stripper who was about to testify against his wife. Does that sound like a group of people who vote rationally?

I’ll let Tim continue…

Poor Bernie has been under a lot of fire lately. Elizabeth Warren called him a misogynist, Tianna Lowe called him an anti-Semite, and now he has Tim Wise accusing him of being an apologist for white supremacy.

Bernie Twitter responded to this more with eye-roll than genuine anger.

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Tim Wise makes the perfect avatar for Cultural Marxism for this example. For one, being anti-white is the whole point of his existence. He’s not some politician or generic liberal activist who just so happens to be anti-white. Being anti-white is the whole point. He is a professional anti-white. That’s it. That’s all he does. Tim Wise literally puts food on the table by nothing other than being anti-white.

So Tim Wise has not only philosophical and moral reasons for opposing class-based Leftism — I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt that he believes his own bullshit and is not a self-aware conman — but also financial ones. He built his entire career on telling everyone that white people are evil. It’s all he knows how to do. He has no other marketable skills. The last thing he wants is a bunch of people going around saying that Capitalism is the Real Racist when he’s spent the last 30 years of his life telling everyone that white people are the real racists.

Tim is correct in that “Capitalism is the Real Racist” is bullshit. But then again, so is the flapdoodle that Tim pedals. That’s not to say that there is no value to class-based political theory, but class is just one of several lenses that one can look at the world through. It’s a nice tool to have in your box, but you can’t get the full picture through class analysis alone. Commies tend to take material determinism to autistic levels; before you know it, they’re claiming that Scrooge McDuck is the reason why people don’t want blacks moving into their neighborhoods.

More importantly, Wise understands why CIRR is such a subversive meme. It is implicitly anti-anti-white and morally lets whites off the hook. It tells whites that there is no need to feel guilty about the past. “It wasn’t your fault.” That’s why Tim Wise sees CIRR as a threat and gets so triggered by it — and he’s scared shitless that it will catch on.

Wise has good reason to worry. Millennials and Zoomers are too young to remember the Cold War and the glory days of Marxist critique, but they have been hearing anti-white bullshit their whole lives. So to a lot of young people, Marxist critique and class-based politics are new and exciting. It is, in fact, quite old, but to millennials, it’s fresh and novel — and has the added benefit of telling young whites that they may not be the real racists after all.

In our cultural environment, there is a demand for any alternative to pure anti-whiteness. The Dissident Right is one such alternative, but there are high social costs to coming over to our side. Democratic Socialism offers a safer option for people who hate the whole SJW thing, but don’t want the risks that go along with getting into white identity politics.

I think some whites can envision a future for themselves in Bernieland. But they can not see a future for themselves where the neoliberals are taking us. Tim Wise can kvetch all he wants, but Bernie is objectively offering whites a more attractive vision of the future.

 

11 Comments

  1. James J OMeara
    Posted February 13, 2020 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    What makes Bernie dangerous is what he’s based his whole career on: the pretense (lie) that he’s an “independent.” That “I” after his name might as well stand for Israel. I guess Vermonters like to pretend they’re “independent.” Actually, he’s always caucused with the Democrats, and a survey about 25 years ago showed he voted with the Democrats more often than anyone else, including the Majority Leader. Trump, even if he was a tool of the elite, was a true political independent. The Republicans in office are mostly Never Trumpers and hinder him at every turn. Bernie, however, if elected, would bring along the rest of the Democrats, and thus the whole anti-white agenda, like a third term for Obama (which is what Hillary promised). Millennials would be quite stupid to think voting for Bernie would give them old time socialism without the anti-white sauce.

  2. HamburgerToday
    Posted February 13, 2020 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Great analysis. Very clear as to what is at stake in the CultMarx vs MatMarx strands of American neo-Marxism. Great fun!

  3. Tykebomb
    Posted February 13, 2020 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, but that third world labor is the PRIMARY tool of the capitalist class and they do, in fact, destabilize third world economies and drive immigration into our homelands. Nevernind the headhunting that universities and corporations do to skim off the intellectuals of the third world.

    • nineofclubs
      Posted February 15, 2020 at 1:34 am | Permalink

      Nevernind the headhunting that universities and corporations do to skim off the intellectuals of the third world.

      Exactly. Where are all the liberal-globalist-fake-socialists as capitalism takes the best and brightest of the developing world to ‘dampen wages pressure’ in the West?

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  4. nineofclubs
    Posted February 13, 2020 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Some decent points here, but also some confused ideas. Let’s work through the confusion. Before we get rolling..

    If a dog farts, socialists can explain to you how capitalism made that happen.

    We do try. I hope the following doesn’t disappoint.

    “Capitalism is the Real Racist.”
    This is apparently a meme among ‘leftists’. Well, yes it’s a meme among the liberal, globalist left. The Trots and those you might describe as cultural Marxists. But the ‘class reductionist’ left generally thinks nothing of the sort. Noam Chomsky said:
    ’See, capitalism is not fundamentally racist — it can exploit racism for its purposes, but racism isn’t built into it. Capitalism basically wants people to be interchangeable cogs, and differences among them, such as on the basis of race, usually are not functional. I mean, they may be functional for a period, like if you want a super exploited workforce or something, but those situations are kind of anomalous. Over the long term, you can expect capitalism to be anti-racist — just because its anti-human.’
    Chomsky, IMO, falls into the materialist / class reductionist section of the left, as described by the author. It’s clear that Chomsky, and a bunch of other non-Trot socialists (myself included) don’t believe that capitalism is inherently racist. I believe that capitalism sees ‘racism’ (ethnic nationalism) as a threat – in the same way it sees genuine socialism as a threat. Which brings us to..

    Materialists also claim that big business has an interest in promoting racism so as to undermine working-class solidarity and make it harder for labor to organize. How they explain Big Tech censorship of white nationalists within that context, I’m unsure.
    Let’s clear that up. Firstly, not all socialists claim that big business has an interest in promoting racism. As above, many of us don’t think capitalism is racist, or focused on ethnic nations at all.

    Business does, however, have an interest in undermining working class solidarity and organised labour. It recognises that mass immigration of socially incompatible people introduces tensions to formerly cohesive communities. This effect has been observed and written about by people like Robert Putnam. It touches the working and middle classes and results in reduced social capital, including fewer people joining community organisations – such as trade unions. The result you’d expect to see is declining union membership and waning union power. We see both very clearly now. It’s no coincidence that the decline in union membership, the long decline in the wages share of GDP and the big increases in mass immigration to Western nations all started at around the same time.

    So for a good 40 years, capitalism has driven and benefited from mass immigration and the resulting erosion of working class unity, culture and values. But in the last decade or so, things have changed. Organised resistance to immigration appeared on the internet. As this opposition grows, capitalism reacts by (1) deplatforming people who speak out and (2) supporting – and sometimes even funding – acceptable forms of opposition to the status quo. Enter the liberal, globalist left. The great thing about these Trot sects is they (simultaneously) keep alive the illusion of genuine democratic debate, while funnelling naive undergrads into something that sounds rebellious but has been ineffective in stopping capitalist excess since 1968.

    There is no contradiction in Big Business using mass immigration to undermine organised labour, and Big Tech silencing opponents of mass immigration.

    Democratic Socialism offers a safer option for people who hate the whole SJW thing, but don’t want the risks that go along with getting into white identity politics.
    True to a point. It’s like a gateway for those who‘ve figured out that the SJW liberal globalist left is not a real alternative to capitalism at all. Hopefully they will, in time, come to see that socialism needs the ethno-state.

    On this, the final word goes to Jerry Jordan, the former CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Quoted in the Australian Financial Review in 2000, Jordan says:

    One reason for advocating more relaxed immigration polices — more openness to people who want to move to wherever there are opportunities — is that it is impossible to sustain a wealth redistribu- tion welfare state with open immigration. So, if one wants to get rid of the welfare state, one ought to be promoting an open immigration policy.

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    • Digital Samizdat
      Posted February 14, 2020 at 11:05 am | Permalink

      Excellent points all, nineofclubs. A few notes:

      I believe that capitalism sees ‘racism’ (ethnic nationalism) as a threat – in the same way it sees genuine socialism as a threat.

      Neoliberal globalist capitalism necessarily sees just about any kind of nationalism as a threat, whether it’s racist or not. Notice how elites won’t even tolerate the civic nationalism pushed by Bernie Sanders (and Steve Sailer, too), which is expressly non-racist. But if a given kind of nationalism or racialism can somehow be used to weaken the national cohesion of multi-ethnic or multi-racial states, then they have no problem with it at all. Note how they have nothing against the weaker strains of Black nationalism in the US, so long as they’re not too anti-Jewish or anti-capitalist. In fact, the globalists have occasionally instrumentalized even the absolute most racist forms of nationalism imaginable whenever it has served their interests. Consider, for example, what they’ve been doing in Ukraine since the coup in 2014: mobilizing full-on Nazi-larpers to fight against the rebels in Donbass. And lately, even the ‘antifa’ wackos seem to have developed a weakness for Kurdish nationalism, since the latter are supposedly all anarcho-syndicalists now!

      So on that subject, Chomsky was more correct than even he knew.

      As for your Jerry Jordan quotation, it reminded of an old observation attributed to Milton Friedman: “You can have open borders or you can have a welfare state, but you can’t forever have both.” So true.

  5. Digital Samizdat
    Posted February 14, 2020 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Materialists also claim that big business has an interest in promoting racism so as to undermine working-class solidarity and make it harder for labor to organize. How they explain Big Tech censorship of white nationalists within that context, I’m unsure. I guess you could say that capitalism promotes anti-white racism, but:
    A) I’m pretty sure that’s not what most socialists mean when they say that, and
    B) why not promote both sides of the racial conflict?

    A.) Correct, because they maintain that it is impossible to be racist against Whites.
    B.) If you’re following a standard divide-and-rule strategy, you usually want to promote the weaker party against the stronger, so as to induce a stalemate. Whites in the US were historically the stronger party than the colored races collectively. Not only did we outnumber them, but we have higher average IQs and higher levels of gratification deferment as well. (Unfortunately, we’re also a little too individualistic and lacking in racial solidarity, so that has to be factored in as well.)

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    Gotta love Tim Wise! Now that we’ve lost Noel Ignatiev (sigh!), it’s good to know we’ve still got Tim around to keep all of us naughty White goyim in line:

    “And the ‘death of despair’ stuff he mentions, which is about excess white mortality, is not bc whites are uniquely hurting in America but bc they hurting relative to our expectations (expectations driven upward by white privilege)…” [Emphasis mine.]

    Did anyone else here notice Wise’s classic Jew-move? First he addresses Whites as “they”, and then suddenly he becomes one of them himself (“our”). So which is it, Timbo? Are you in, or are you out?

    Democratic Socialism offers a safer option for people who hate the whole SJW thing, but don’t want the risks that go along with getting into white identity politics.

    I hate to channel Chairman Bernie, but economics is another big reason why many Dirt Baggers find the alt-right (do we still call ourselves that?) unappealing. While we may not be quite as bad as the normiecons, there is still so much market-worship on the alt-right. America, in fact, may well be one of the few countries on earth where even most of the Nazis are really closet-Libertarians. (Seriously: anyone here remember George Lincoln Rockwell and his ‘Free-Enterprise National Socialist Party’? Perfect example.)

    Unfortunately, this is a major deal-breaker for most of the Dirt Baggers, and when people on the alt-right openly savage them for being ‘useless eaters’ or ‘lazy takers who don’t wanna work’ it certainly doesn’t help to attract them. Now, if we had more of a European-style, Third-positionist movement going, that would be different. I mean, why can’t we have single-payer and love our race? Is that some kind of analytic contradiction? Personally, I’ve always thought that me-first rugged-individualism historically associated with American capitalism was a very poor match for racial and national solidarity. And didn’t Ayn Rand, from her end of the political spectrum, make exactly the same observation? (Of course, she did make a special exception for–surprise!–Zionism.)

    But great series overall, Travis!

    • DP84
      Posted February 15, 2020 at 8:18 am | Permalink

      but economics is another big reason why many Dirt Baggers find the alt-right (do we still call ourselves that?) unappealing.

      That would only be true if the Dirt Baggers were merely economic liberals and were also social conservatives, which is emphatically not the case. Lets look at the 2016 election as a case study:

      Trump’s coalition was sharply divided between “Conservatives” (Economic + Social) and “Populists” (Economically Liberal, Socially Conservative). He was able to bring the Conservatives and Populists together around issues like immigration and law & order, which both factions evidently cared more about then tax cuts or spending programs. Populists composed 29% of voters in 2016, while Conservatives composed 22%.

      Libertarians (Social Liberals + Economic Conservatives) don’t matter, as they were only 4% of the voters. They are the proverbial loud and vocal, tiny minority. That leaves the elephant in the room: Leftists (Economic Liberals + Social Liberals), who composed 44% of the voters and who overwhelmingly went for Hillary.

      I see no chance of the Alt Right winning over Leftists even if we bent the knee to them on every economic issue in the book AND every negotiable social issue (like abortion and gay marriage). As long as we maintain our core beliefs on Race, they will see us as the sum of all evil, and they will never join us.

      I mean, why can’t we have single-payer and love our race? Is that some kind of analytic contradiction?

      Strictly speaking, we can. BUT, I think there’s a deeper problem here that makes Economic Liberalism + White Nationalism untenable, and I will do my best to explain it.

      The basic spirit behind the desire for government goodies like national healthcare and welfare is inherently opposed to the spirit that drives a White man or White woman to defend their Race. The former is inherently selfish and driven by narcissism and entitlement. The later is inherently selfless and driven by a desire to do the right thing. (Or at least it is with White Nationalists who take their beliefs seriously, which admittedly, a lot of them are still embittered Leftists or social failures and therefore aren’t motivated by any sort of selflessness, but I digress).

      From the perspective of a Leftist, the opposite is the case. They justify their support for government programs under the guise of communitarian values – they fancy themselves as their Brothers Keeper, and in their minds, what monster would oppose taking care of the people of their own community? They see White Nationalists as being driven by fanatical hatred for colored people, and also driven by selfishness as they understand it: “How dare you feel entitled to walk down the streets of Detroit without getting mugged by a poor, oppressed Black person!”

      What I’m saying is that there’s an unbridgeable split in social values between White Nationalists and Leftists that neither side will ever budge on, even if economic conservatives like myself were to agree with them on every single economic policy. They think we are vicious beasts conspiring to commit genocide against colored people, and the only way to change their minds about that is to bend the knee on race and immigration, which for us is morally unconscionable. If the cost of national healthcare is Rotherham, then we need to tell these punks to get lost.

      Personally, I’ve always thought that me-first rugged-individualism historically associated with American capitalism was a very poor match for racial and national solidarity.

      Which is ironic, because as Adolf Hitler acknowledged, it was America and its frontier culture of rugged individualism who first passed all the good immigration and race laws.

      I agree with the WN communitarians that Capitalism and Racial Identity don’t necessarily go hand in hand, but the Dirt Baggers are right about one thing: Capitalism and White Supremacy can and did coexist for a long time in America, even if the latter didn’t inherently lead to the former.

  6. Alexandra O
    Posted February 14, 2020 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never thought of myself as being in the ‘working class’, though I worked as an office drone for 53 years, retiring 2 years ago at age 73. I thought of myself throughout my life as a student and scholar, and managed to get 2 college degrees — B.A., and M.A. in Art History, a minor in Russian History, and Library Science, none of which got me a better job, because I really didn’t like working or management or ‘getting ahead’. I worked to have a decent apartment and buy books, and then study finance at night in order to make more money with my money — PURE UNADULTERATED CAPITIALISM. So, I have always been a closet capitalist, and far too snooty to have anything to do with Socialism, other than rabid environmentalism — I love birds, furry critters, trees, growing things, etc. And finally, since I grew up in a German family with a mother shouting at me from age 14 onwards to learn how to ‘work’ for a living and ‘not depend on others to take care of me’, I at least learned to type letters and other office papers, to do filing properly — boring but essential to living free after an 8-hour stint. Whites seem to catch on to this way of life which other races never seem to master, except for the occasional genius among them, who are not to be trivialized. Though I am still amazed to find there are Black scholars in British universities who study Medieval Anglo-Saxon History and Culture, and then complain it does not include Blacks within the genre. So, my take on capitalism is: learn its basic tenets — work hard, save your money, learn to invest money to make more money (without enslaving anyone) — and live nicely. Anyone can do it, but if you are taught from page one of the Communist Manifesto to hate rich people, well, then, you may have some problems accumulating capital. Otherwise, good luck.

    • Hhh
      Posted February 15, 2020 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

      Thus marxist theory allowed me not to fall for anti white narratives, but it’s too complicated for most people to understand, so the evil whitey trope won out.
      I also think this author undermines the power of material class theory. Yugoslava and the ussr had many hostile racial groups but it wasn’t really a striking issue until their economies collapsed in the wake of market reforms.

  7. chris
    Posted February 16, 2020 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    your picture should be on t-shirts. nuff said.

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    East and West

    Though We Be Dead, Yet Our Day Will Come

    White Like You

    The Homo and the Negro, Second Edition

    Numinous Machines

    Venus and Her Thugs

    Cynosura

    North American New Right, vol. 2

    You Asked For It

    More Artists of the Right

    Extremists: Studies in Metapolitics

    Rising

    The Importance of James Bond

    In Defense of Prejudice

    Confessions of a Reluctant Hater (2nd ed.)

    The Hypocrisies of Heaven

    Waking Up from the American Dream

    Green Nazis in Space!

    Truth, Justice, and a Nice White Country

    Heidegger in Chicago

    The End of an Era

    Sexual Utopia in Power

    What is a Rune? & Other Essays

    Son of Trevor Lynch's White Nationalist Guide to the Movies

    The Lightning & the Sun

    The Eldritch Evola

    Western Civilization Bites Back

    New Right vs. Old Right

    Lost Violent Souls

    Journey Late at Night: Poems and Translations

    The Non-Hindu Indians & Indian Unity

    Baader Meinhof ceramic pistol, Charles Kraaft 2013

    Jonathan Bowden as Dirty Harry

    The Lost Philosopher, Second Expanded Edition

    Trevor Lynch's A White Nationalist Guide to the Movies

    And Time Rolls On

    The Homo & the Negro

    Artists of the Right

    North American New Right, Vol. 1

    Some Thoughts on Hitler

    Tikkun Olam and Other Poems

    Under the Nihil

    Summoning the Gods

    Hold Back This Day

    The Columbine Pilgrim

    Confessions of a Reluctant Hater

    Taking Our Own Side

    Toward the White Republic

    Distributed Titles

    Reuben

    The Node

    The New Austerities

    Morning Crafts

    The Passing of a Profit & Other Forgotten Stories

    Gold in the Furnace

    Defiance