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Jef Costello

Jef Costello is that guy on the New York Subway talking to himself. But he is all right.
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Mad as Hell:
How Broadway Ruined Network

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When asked to name my favorite film, I have a tough time choosing between Fight Club and Network. I was delighted, therefore, when I learned that Network had been turned into a Broadway play starring Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad. What could possibly go wrong?

Well, everything, as it turned out.

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The Brief, Shining Moment of Lindsey Graham

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I’ve always thought of Lindsey Graham as a milquetoast and a useless RINO. But – surprise, surprise – last Thursday he emerged as the man of the hour, with his impassioned defense of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Graham’s unscripted remarks (totaling less than five minutes) are fascinating in part because they give us a window into the mind of a conventional establishment conservative – Read more …

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You’re Going to Regret Committing Suicide

Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, contemplating jumping off a bridge in It’s a Wonderful Life

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I think about suicide about once a week. I don’t mean that I am doing any serious planning. Nor am I whiling away the hours spinning the cylinder on my revolver. It’s just that, in one way or another, suicide enters my mind on a regular basis as a possibility, as a question, or as a social phenomenon. Read more …

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A Greater Gift than Fight Club?
Chuck Palahniuk’s Adjustment Day

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Chuck Palahniuk
Adjustment Day: A Novel
New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2018

The characters and plot of Chuck Palahniuk’s new novel Adjustment Day are thoroughly grounded in the politics of the New Right.

Here you will find withering parodies of feminism, “diversity,” and political correctness, Read more …

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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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I Will Not Become My Father

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When my father died last month, we had not spoken since Christmas. A few terse emails were exchanged, but that was it. You see, over Christmas dinner my father had revealed that he was contributing money to the SPLC. This didn’t exactly sit well with me. Read more …

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They’re Coming

The “Pueblo Sin Fronteras” caravan on March 25.

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Why is a caravan of 1,500 Central American families headed toward the U.S.-Mexico border? You will search the mainstream media in vain for this news – so far only Fox, Breitbart, the Daily Mail, and something called the Canada Free Press have reported the story. As best as I can determine, CNN, MSNBC, the “big three” networks, and the major papers have said little or nothing at all.

The caravan began on March 25 in the Mexican state of Chiapis, which borders Guatemala. It is expected to reach Tijuana within a month. Read more …

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Film Klub rváčů coby Písmo svaté

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1. Jsem Jackova nejoddanější Vesmírná opice

Dlouho jsem se zdráhal psát o Klubu rváčů, jelikož bych tím porušil první dvě pravidla Klubu rváčů. Read more …

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Seriál Vikingové

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Rozesmutněn nad ztrátou Perníkového táty (Breaking Bad) jsem několik let hledal seriál, kterým bych ho dokázal nahradit. Read more …

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In Praise of Jared Taylor:
A Model for Would-be Leaders of the Right

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For quite a while now, I’ve been advising friends on the Right by suggesting they ask themselves a simple question: “What would Jared Taylor do?” Aside from the solid work he has done for our cause for close to thirty years now, you will be hard-pressed to find anyone who has anything bad to say about Jared. When it comes to leadership, character is the be-all and end-all. Jared has plenty of it, while others on the Right who proclaim themselves “leaders” (something Jared has never done) often seem to have very little. Read more …

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Wardruna in New York

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On Saturday February 3rd, in the company of a few friends, I attended Wardruna’s concert in New York City. This was not my first introduction to them: I’ve been using their albums as workout music for months. In case you do not know, Wardruna is a Norwegian “Nordic folk” band who have recorded three albums, and become quite popular in the politically-ambiguous “neo-heathen” scene in Europe and America.  Read more …

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All Hail the God-Emperor’s State of the Universe Address!

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I’ve been on this Trump rollercoaster now since the summer of 2015, which was when I first began paying attention to him. Since then I’ve feared every time a crisis hit – smarted with every new smear, every new calumny, every new attempt to derail his garish, golden train. Read more …

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Why We Are So Good Looking

Frank Franz of Germany’s NPD

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A recent study in the Journal of Public Economics draws a conclusion we arrived at a long time ago: Right-Wingers are better looking than Leftists. Researchers conducted several experiments, one of which involved showing subjects photos of various politicians and political candidates: members of the European Parliament, U.S. gubernatorial and congressional candidates, candidates for the Australian House of Representatives, etc. Read more …

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Vikings—The TV Series

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Czech translation here

Still mourning the loss of Breaking Bad, I have been searching for several years for another series to follow religiously – without success. Now and then I try a few episodes of something, only to be reminded in yet another way of the depth of the doodoo we are sunk in. Read more …

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Living in Truth: A Yuletide Homily

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Philippe de Champaigne, Saint Augustin, 1645-1650

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The key problem of our age is disconnection from truth. This takes several distinct forms. The first, and most obvious, is the prevalence of lies. As everyone knows, modern, western civilization is founded upon lies about human nature, culture, and history. The most significant of these – underlying, in one form of another, most of the rest – is the equality lie; the myth of human equality, which is the chief myth of our age. (“Myth,” as most of my readers know, can have a positive or a negative connotation, as there are salutary myths; here, obviously, I am using the term in its purely negative sense.)  Read more …

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I Am Officially Done with These People

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I’ve written before about my peculiar love for the British Royal Family. But I’m now officially out of love, and even tending toward republicanism. The final straw, of course, is the recent announcement of Prince Harry’s engagement to the mulattress Meghan Markle. Let’s sum up the problems: (1) She’s half black, (2) She’s American, (3) She’s divorced, (4) She’s an actress (which, to the Queen Mother’s generation basically meant the same thing as whore), 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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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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Why I Write

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Since I was a small child I have felt that I had to devote my life to something tremendously important. This is it. You are looking at it.

My life now easily divides into “before Counter-Currents” and “after.” Read more …

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One Hundred Years of Communism

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Tuesday, November 7th, marked the one hundredth anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution (called the “October Revolution,” since in the Julian calendar it took place on October 25th). But you would never know it.

Vladimir Putin declared last year that discussion of the Revolution should be left to professional historians— Read more …

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I Wake Up Screaming:
My Top Ten Halloween Horror Flick Picks

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It’s not clear why human beings enjoy being frightened. Indeed, in most circumstances we don’t. I find nothing particularly “thrilling,” for example, about the frightening threat posed by mass non-white migration into the lands of my ancestors. Nor do I enjoy how I feel when I’m the only white person on the J train at midnight. But I thoroughly enjoy the imaginary threats posed by ghosts, witches, and vampires. There’s a lot to be said here about the human fascination with the uncanny, and what it reveals about us. Read more …

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Our Sheep Are the Best

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Now and then I encounter fellow travelers who have become fed up with our movement due to what they perceive as the incorrigible stupidity of white people. Let us take stock. Whites are on a fast track to being replaced by some other people (in Europe by black and Arab Muslims, in America by mestizos). Their culture is literally being torn down all around them. Read more …

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Unintended Consequences:
How the Left Keeps Helping Us

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Götz Kubitschek

Everything is going exactly according to plan. This is what super-villains always say, usually just before their plans are upset. (“Seize him, you fools! He’s getting away!”) So, I am may be tempting fate by saying such a thing, but actually I don’t think so. As of late it really does seem like something — Providence, the Invisible Hand, the Cunning of Reason, or what have you — has been at work behind the scenes, helping our cause. In truth, we don’t have a plan, but events are unfolding as if someone does, and as if that someone is smiling upon us (perhaps from atop his perch in Asgard).  Read more …

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How to Live as a Dissident

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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A friend of mine got doxed recently. I have other friends who live in fear of being exposed, vilified, and fired from their jobs. I’ve accepted the danger for over a decade now. But the danger is greater now than it has ever been before. The danger of physical violence is also now very real. Our people are being recognized and attacked on the street, and Antifa and others have called for violence — claiming that it’s okay if you’re attacking a “Nazi” (which now basically means any white person at all, especially one who isn’t racked with guilt over being white). Read more …

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Jim Goad’s The New Church Ladies

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Jim Goad
The New Church Ladies: The Extremely Uptight World of “Social Justice”
Stone Mountain, Georgia: Obnoxious Books, 2017

I’ve been enjoying Jim Goad’s work for years, and would even say that he has been an influence on my writing style. I laughed (and sometimes barfed) my way through ANSWER Me! Then, of course, there was The Redneck Manifesto, which may be Goad’s best writing, and Shit Magnet. Read more …

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De Mythen Waarnaar Wij Leven

Franz von Stuck, Sisyphus

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Vertaald door Otharus; English original: here

Noot van de redacteur:

Wat volgt is de tekst van een toespraak die dhr. Costello hield voor een kleine groep not-fully-red-pilled nieuwelingen. – Greg Johnson

Men vroeg mij aandacht te besteden aan de vraag, “wat is de leidende mythe van de moderne tijd?” Om deze vraag te beantwoorden, moeten we onderscheid maken tussen twee betekenissen van het woord “mythe”. Read more …

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The Myths We Live By

Franz von Stuck, Sisyphus

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Dutch translation here

Editor’s Note:

The following is the text of a talk Mr. Costello recently delivered to a small group of not-fully-red-pilled neophytes. — Greg Johnson

I have been asked to address the question, “what is the prevailing myth of the modern era?” In order to answer that question, we first have to distinguish between two senses of “myth.” Read more …

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This Means War

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As everyone knows by now, just three days after the “Unite the Right” debacle in Charlottesville, a coordinated attack was launched by the Left against multiple individuals, organizations, and websites on the Right.

Counter-Currents had its PayPal account shut down, Read more …

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Does Hope Lie in the Proles?

Thomas Hart Benton, Coal, 1930

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Author’s Note:

This talk was given at the Fourth Meeting of the Northwest Forum on Saturday, June 24th. I want to thank everyone who organized and attended this event.  

Does hope lie in the proles, as Winston Smith asserts in Nineteen Eighty-Four? Read more …

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Now in Kindle!
The Importance of James Bond

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Jef Costello
The Importance of James Bond & Other Essays
Ed. Greg Johnson
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2017

Hardcover: $35

Paperback: $20 

Kindle E-book: $4.99 Read more …

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