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Spencer J. Quinn

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Melting Pot or Civil War, a Scathing Review

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Reihan Salam
Melting Pot or Civil War? A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders
New York: Sentinel, 2018

Conservatism without race realism is a hideous thing. We started getting unwelcome glimpses of this horror show during the 2016 elections when a fair number of supposedly reliable conservatives decided they preferred the arch-liberal Hillary Clinton to the solidly-conservative Donald Trump. Read more …

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A White Nationalist Take on Abortion

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Part of being a member of a dissident political movement, I’m sure, is to know how to pick your battles. Read more …

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Chicken Sunday for White Nationalism

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Habits of mind break hard. When these habits are formed in childhood, they have a way of sticking with a person throughout his life. They structure his thinking and his perspective, and often take effort and discipline to overcome. Read more …

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It Was Too Close

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Despite suffering heavy losses in the House of Representatives, many on the Right seemed somewhat relieved after the 2018 midterm elections. Yes, they could have been a lot worse. Read more …

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Some Indecorous Thoughts on the Impending Demise of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ginsburg at Justice Kavanaugh’s swearing in.

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I had a talk recently about current events with a cuckservative friend of mine. He’s a Trump supporter, but not a particularly enthusiastic one. He recognizes that these days, all the good sense is found on the Right and all the crazy on the Left. But at heart, he’s a libertarian, and quickly gets prickly whenever I bring up race. So, usually, I don’t.

When the topic of Jewish Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent fall, in which she fractured three ribs, came up, I made the offhand comment that I wished the old bird would die already. Read more …

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Identity & Tribalism:
A Response to Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield

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Daniel Greenfield of FrontPage Magazine has an interesting take on the Jewish response to the tragic Tree of Life synagogue massacre last month. In an article entitled “Identity Politics is America’s Anti-Semitism,” Greenfield scolds his fellow Jews for always looking Rightward for anti-Semitism, and argues that despite the eleven killed by Robert Bowers, Read more …

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Tucker Carlson’s Ship of Fools

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Tucker Carlson
Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution
New York: Free Press, 2018

Many on the Dissident Right have a thing for Tucker Carlson. Like Ann Coulter, Carlson is one of the few mainstream media personalities whose positions seem to conflict very little with our views. Read more …

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On Cucks and Queens:
The Mark Salvas Affair

Mark Salvas

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How does it feel to be left behind? How does it feel to be cast aside even though you did nothing wrong?

We on the Right know how this feels very well. It comes with the territory when you choose to be a dissident in any society. Some on the Left, however, are beginning to experience the same kind of abandonment, despite not being dissidents at all. Or, really, they are dissidents, and they just don’t realize it yet. Read more …

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Blut & Boden: An Aryan Allegory

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Ash Donaldson
Blut and Boden: A Fairy Tale for Children of European Descent
CreateSpace, 2018

Mythology has always been the tie that binds. Familiar stories from long ago featuring archetypal characters and illustrating universal themes, as well as those specific to a particular race, nation, or tribe, provide common reference points among extended kin. Read more …

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An Olive Branch to the Left

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Despite deeply appreciating the victory of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, I didn’t experience the schadenfreude I thought I would. The part of my mind which harbors hatred for my enemies and usually roils at the anti-white antics of the Left felt oddly calm and steady. Read more …

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Triumph of the Nomads:
A Race-Realist View of the Australian Aborigines

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Geoffrey Blainey
Triumph of the Nomads: A History of Aboriginal Australia
Woodstock, N.Y.: Overlook Press, 1976

Is it possible to romanticize aboriginal peoples and still tell the truth about them?

Geoffrey Blainey did his best to find out with his absorbing study, Triumph of the Nomads. Despite being subtitled A History of Aboriginal Australia, it really is nothing of the sort. Read more …

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The Open Secrets of Sheldon Whitehouse

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

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Politics is all about open secrets. This is especially true in societies as racially integrated and tribal as ours has become. These open secrets went on glittering display last Friday during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Both the Republicans – who at least nominally support his nomination – and the Democrats, who vehemently oppose it, spoke piously to moral platitudes. Read more …

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White Tribalism in Action:
Lauren Southern’s Farmlands

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The most dangerous and remarkable thing about Lauren Southern’s wonderful documentary Farmlands is that it promotes white tribalism. For most people – whites and non-whites alike – this is enough to make the film anathema. They will recognize it for the taboo-breaking film that it is and either stop watching or begin hating Lauren Southern as a racist or white supremacist. Sympathizing with whites as victims just isn’t cool these days, you see. Read more …

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The Great Unz-Cole Holocaust Debate

Ron Unz

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Introduction

Last month, Ron Unz of the Unz Review posted a 17,600 word article about Holocaust denial as part of his American Pravda series. Not only does he offer a brief history of Holocaust denial and a compendium of its literature, he also attempts to cast enough doubt upon what’s known as the Holocaust to suggest that perhaps it didn’t happen exactly the way mainstream historians say it did. Read more …

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Only the Pig Tastes Good:
Thoughts on Billy Joel’s “Only the Good Die Young”

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Like a lot of kids in my town growing up, I was really into the music of Billy Joel. There was a period in my early teens in which I listened to almost no one else. I loved the attitude, the craft, the variety, the cleverness. And I have to give Joel credit for being the first pop star to whom I seriously listened and whose work I avidly collected. Read more …

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Debunking Ryan Faulk

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So Ryan Faulk has come out against White Nationalism – but we already knew he would sooner or later.

Faulk is a race-realist blogger who runs the influential, data-driven site, The Alternative Hypothesis. He and his frequent collaborator Sean Last have been writing about racial matters from a more or less pro-white perspective for the past decade. Yet Faulk is and always will be his own man. Read more …

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Fight When You Must:
Realpolitik and the Right

Niccolò Machiavelli

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Recently the question of realpolitik in the White Nationalist movement came up, and it generated the best kind of debate: pointed and informed, yet civil. In my favorable review of the 2017 film Chappaquiddick, I decided to take a novel approach to the Chappaquiddick affair by suggesting that Ted Kennedy had done the right thing by not resigning afterward and that the people of Massachusetts had done the right thing by standing by him, despite their man’s transparent acts of cowardice and deception. In other words, can – or should – a person sacrifice his own soul for the betterment of a political movement? Read more …

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Ted Kennedy Did Nothing Wrong:
Chappaquiddick, a Review

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Chappaquiddick (2017)
Directed by John Curran
Written by Taylor Allen & Andrew Logan
Starring Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, & Jim Gaffigan

Whenever I contemplate the 1969 Chappaquiddick incident, the Republican in me always asks in anguish, “Why couldn’t it have been Teddy Kennedy who drowned and not the girl?” Read more …

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Hostiles: A Review

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Hostiles (2017)
Written, directed, & co-produced by Scott Cooper
Starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, & Jesse Plemons

Never have I seen a movie cuck so hard, so fast.

Normally, I wouldn’t even consider reviewing a movie that is so antithetical to the goals of white advocacy. Why write up two thousand words on a movie that few of us will see and even fewer should? Read more …

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Come Back to Disney, Jimmy Gunn, Jimmy Gunn

James Gunn

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For those of us on the Right who are conspiracy-minded, the Trump administration has been the gift that keeps on giving. Of course, the political conspiracies are fun to read about: Pizzagate, the Deep State, Russian collusion, the Steele dossier, illegal wiretapping, fake news. There’s no end to it. These are all elements of 2010s political ephemera which at first glance seem about as meaningful as hanging chads and swift boats were in the previous decade. But with President Trump being such a wildcard, who knows? Maybe there is something to these modern conspiracies. 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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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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On Race Realism & the Dissident Right

Thomas Dixon, Jr.

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The other day, the Z-Man did another one of his excellent podcasts, this one entitled “The Dissident Right.” As he described it, the show focused on “what it means to be on the Dissident Right” and offered a brief rundown of the Right from a generic dissident perspective. It is as good an introduction to the Dissident Right as you can get.

In this podcast, Z-Man lets us in on the egalitarian orthodoxy on the Left and mainstream Right and what it means to dissent from that through race and gender realism. Read more …

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The Incredibles 2

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Appreciating Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 really is all about perspective, and that perspective comes only after experiencing the giddy nirvana of watching the first Incredibles movie. Going into the sequel, I was prepared to forgive it for not quite living up to the original, but would not forgive if it did not remain true to the spirit of the original. I’m fairly easy to please in this regard given that the spirit of the original was such a unique and wonderful thing.  Read more …

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The ACLU Goes SJW

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A few days ago, I came across an article from reason.com entitled “Leaked Internal Memo Reveals the ACLU Is Wavering on Free Speech.” It decries something that most on the Dissident Right are already quite aware of: that the ACLU is a Leftist organization which is now struggling to integrate its pro-civil liberties, pro-First Amendment mission with an illiberal, social justice agenda.  Read more …

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Drink Leninade! You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Lives!

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So I had an extremely curious moment recently when an acquaintance of mine showed me a bottle of soda she had found. It’s called Leninade, or, in Russian, ЛЕНИНАД, and features an image of our dear friend Vladimir Ilich chugging down a bottle of this cool, refreshing drink. Clearly a kitsch product relying on fuzzy Cold War memories to sell units, the concept of this soda is as tasteless as they come (as for the soda itself, keep reading). Read more …

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On the Pardon of Jack Johnson

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Last month President Trump pardoned Jack Johnson, the first Negro heavyweight boxing champion, for his 1912 violation of the Mann Act. This gesture garnered little attention outside of boxing circles, largely because Johnson and his 106-year-old crime now resides mostly among the cobwebs of public memory. Jack Johnson these days is a white pop singer and former surfer from Hawaii. Read more …

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The Auction Block

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I have always found the best comedy of Key and Peele to be more interesting than funny. They make me think more than they make me laugh, which, I am sure, is an odd compliment for a comedian. Read more …

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Batman as Comedy

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Other than with the campy television program from the 1960s, you’re probably not going to equate Batman very often with comedy.

Of course, there is ample room for dark humor in Batman stories. The Killing Joke by Alan Moore is great example. But this is not the same thing as comedy, in which the universe itself is funny. Read more …

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On Racial Ad Hominems

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My 4-part series on the recent Kevin MacDonald-Nathan Cofnas debate garnered quite a few comments at Counter-Currents and on social media. This was one of the most challenging and rewarding piece I have ever worked on at Counter-Currents, Read more …

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