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2020 Vision

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2019 was Counter-Currents’ best year in terms of traffic and overall performance:

  • We published 895 pieces on the site.
  • After being plateaued for more than a year, our traffic began to rise in June. In November, it was basically double what it was in May.
  • We had a total of 4,205,172 visits to the site in 2019.
  • We had 1,966,053 unique visitors for the year.

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Give Your Amygdala a Vacation

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As I write this, a baby is staring up at me from a stroller, tightly packed with blankets to protect her from the chilly air. A bonnet fringed with pink lace covers her small head, and tiny blonde curls peek out from the edges. She is parked beside her parents and a third person, who seems to be a family friend. They are next to me at a café, where I am trying to concentrate on reading a newish translation of Being and Time. Now and then, the baby breaks my concentration by making little chirping, birdlike noises. Uncharacteristically, I am not annoyed by this. Why?  Read more …

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Jewish Discomfort in New York

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Jews were faced with two uncomfortable events last weekend.

One was a black man stabbing Jews at a rabbi’s home in New York.

The other was a New York Times op-ed that said Jews were genetically smarter than other people.

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Why I Write
Bocca della Verita

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Orwell once wrote that “intellectual honesty is a crime in any totalitarian country; but even in England it is not exactly profitable to speak and write the truth.”

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Remembering Rudyard Kipling:
December 30, 1865 to January 18, 1936

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John Collier, Portrait of Rudyard Kipling, circa 1891

John Collier, Portrait of Rudyard Kipling, circa 1891

Nobel Prize-winning poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling was born on this day in 1865. For an introduction to his life and works, see the following articles on this site.

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Eastern European Women, IKEA Dates, & Airport Farewells

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I’m at the airport right now. Being in Eastern Europe for the past two years, I’ve spent a lot of time at various European airports. In regards to my personal life, I’ve found myself in a revolving cycle of meeting Eastern European women on Tinder, taking them on dates to the local IKEA, and then breaking up and saying goodbye to them at the airport. Read more …

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The Intelligent Person’s Guide to Race & Racial Differences

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Race has been discussed to the point of weariness, yet most discussion consists of little more than wishful thinking, contradiction, and outright malice: “All the races are equal, but whites oppress everyone else. Then again, race doesn’t really exist, which is why we must strive for greater racial diversity.” It is understandable that many people are at once confused by, and sick of, the entire subject—especially white people, the targets of so much blame and hostility. Read more …

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Definitely no logic:
Björk’s Debut

Björk

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Björk’s music is full of range and dimension. This is true both in the sense of her voice, which sweeps across octaves with equal helpings of elegance and coarseness, but also in her varied inflection and choice of songwriting material. One could plot her music on a chart with two poles that span innocence and seductiveness, alongside harmony and discordance, and find that she dances around in all four quadrants Read more …

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1676: A Year That Shaped White America

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Edmund Morgan
American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia
New York: W.W. Norton, 1975

Jill Lepore
The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity
New York: Vintage, 1999

The Dissident Right must take back American history. Read more …

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Looking Back at 2019

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I’m happy to say that I can look back upon 2019 with a great deal of satisfaction. In my private life, the one with the kids, the pets, the job, the mortgage, etc. I’ve made great strides.

After a great deal of drama and tough love, I was able to pull some teenagers out of less-than-helpful relationships that stressed me (and them) out a great deal. Read more …

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Encouraging Signs for 2020

Joseph Wright of Derby, A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery, circa 1766

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I believe that optimism is a sucker’s game. Motivation is for losers. If you cannot find motivation within yourself no amount of cheerleading will make you succeed. Optimism is the enemy of reality, and reality is the only path to truth. Likewise, the dire pessimism expressed by so many on the Dissident Right is a constraint on the perception of reality. Read more …

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You’re Going to Love Our New Country!

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Do you think guns are more dangerous than they are protective? Do you think 20 percent is a passing grade in mathematics? Do you think free speech is merely a tool whites use to spew racist propaganda? Do you think it’s good when smart whites don’t get admitted to good schools because room needs to be made for Pakistani immigrants? Do you love fetuses being removed, limb by limb from a mother’s womb? Then you’ll love our impending multi-racial utopia, coming now! Read more …

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“I’ll go make you a sandwich.”
Celebrating the Trad Wife in Emmerich’s Midway

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The best present I’ve given myself over this holiday season was the two hours and thirteen minutes I sat in a mostly empty theater on a rainy afternoon watching Midway (2019) the latest epic film by the great Roland Emmerich. Read more …

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My Five Favorite Books of 2019

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1. Steele Brand, Killing for the Republic: Citizen-Soldiers and the Roman Way of War (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019) 

This is an excellent work of military history that examines the tradition of civic militarism in the Roman Republic. Brand combines detailed analyses of battles with insights about Roman culture and society. His analysis of the Battle of Sentinum (295 BC), for instance, includes diagrams of battle formations as well as a discussion of the history of the devotio, Read more …

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Christmas at Counter-Currents
Some Thoughts on Yule

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Yule is the midwinter festival celebrated by my ancestors and by Germanic neo-pagans today. Midwinter is a time when much of nature seems to die or to depart. The trees are stripped of their leaves. The birds abandon us, flying off to warmer climes. Bears, badgers, chipmunks, and squirrels hibernate. Water freezes over. The earth is covered in ice and snow, so that nothing can grow. The air is so chilled that when we are out in it for too long, death becomes something tangible, and we rush inside.  Read more …

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Christmas at Counter-Currents
Christmas & the Winter Solstice

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Translation and commentary by Cologero Salvo

In “Roma e il natale solare nella tradizione nordico-aria” (La Difesa della razza, 1940), Evola writes:

Very few suspect that the holidays [i.e., Catholic holy days] of today, in the century of skyscrapers, radio, great movements of the masses, are celebrated and continue . . . a remote tradition, Read more …

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Christmas at Counter-Currents
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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The Literal War on Christmas

Syrians celebrate Christmas as Israel rains down bombs

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Can you feel that magic in the air? It is the most wonderful time of the year. People from all over the world retreat to their hearths and homes to celebrate Christmas, to be with their families, to enjoy warmth, to remember good times, to reflect on the year past. It is a time of good cheer, of rest after a grueling 12 months of labor, Read more …

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All I Want for Christmas

Albert Chevallier Tayler, The Christmas Tree, 1911

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All I want for Christmas is for white men to be happy. Yes, you read that correctly. I want you, white man, to be happy this Christmas. Wherever you are and whoever you are with, I want you to be happy. What do I mean by this? Let’s find out!

I’ve had the opportunity to spend Christmas in various places in the world, Read more …

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My Five Favorite Books of 2019

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1. John Sutherland
Orwell’s Nose: A Pathological Biography
London: Reaktion Books, 2016

This small but brilliant volume is a joy to read, maybe the best single Orwell critique in recent years. “A Quirky and Snarky Treat” somebody at Amazon called it, and that it certainly is. “The lower classes smell,” Orwell famously offers as an upper-class folk belief, in The Road to Wigan Pier. Read more …

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What Impeachment Really Means

634 wordsPresident Donald Trump

It finally happened. Donald Trump has been impeached by Nancy Pelosi and her army of malcontents in the House of Representatives. Trump joins just two other presidents in all of American history to hold this distinction, the other two being Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.

There is something far deeper and more sinister at work here than a sitting US President being indicted by Congress for a criminal act. Read more …

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Christmas at Counter-Currents
Christmas: Beauty in Life

Viggo Johansen, Glade Jul, 1891

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Translated by Greg Johnson; Spanish translation here

We are approaching Christmas (another name for the winter solstice). Associated with the evergreen tree, Christmas has always been celebrated in European countries since time immemorial Read more …

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Asgardsrei 2019:
A Stormride & Tribute to an Eternal Legend

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In order to fully understand the importance of this year’s Asgardsrei festival, one must understand the impact that the Blazebirth Hall scene, and in particular, its most prolific artist, Kaldrad, had on both NSBM (National Socialist Black Metal) and the overall sound of Eastern European black metal.

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The Sexes:
Complementary, Not “Equal”

Peter Paul Rubens, Venus and Mars, between 1632 and 1635

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A key component of the ideology currently dominant in the West is the “equality” of the sexes and the consequent struggle to eliminate “discrimination” between them. If this doctrine seems plausible to many people, it is because it appeals to the basic principle of fairness that like cases ought to be treated alike. If women are no different from men, it cannot be fair to treat them differently. Read more …

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The Last Day of Christmas

Salvador Dalí Christmas card

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A few years ago I took my four-year-old son to a Santa Claus event being held at a local supermarket. They were offering snacks and goodies and craft activities as well as the opportunity to sit on the bearded man’s lap and tell him what you want to find under the tree that year. Of course, my son loved every moment of it. But he started to love it even more when one of his best friends from daycare showed up. This was a little Indian kid with whom he was inseparable at the time. And with him was his father who was all smiles and wanting to make chitchat with me. Read more …

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Yiannopoulos vs. Fuentes

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Milo Yiannopoulos recently interviewed Nick Fuentes because of his movement’s demolition of Charlie Kirk and Turning Point USA. Milo told Fuentes that “the purpose of this interview is to let you speak in your own words about what you in fact do believe,” but Milo must have spoken for at least five minutes to every 30 seconds Fuentes was allotted – Read more …

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Scorsese’s The Irishman

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Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman is a return to well-trod ground – not just for the director, but for the actors concerned as well, not to mention Hollywood. It’s an organized crime story, the twist being that it has a political aspect to it as well. The cast is a veritable reunion of all the still-living actors who have played famous Italian-American mobsters in cinema or television over the past half-century: Read more …

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(Too Many) Whites On Ice

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The Wall Street Journal says the National Hockey League must diversify or die.

The NHL is overwhelmingly white. In 2011, it was 93 percent white. It’s roughly the same today. There are 50 black NHL players, which is apparently an outrage. Read more …

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Winter & the European Soul

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Hunters in the Snow, 1565 (Detail)

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If you’re milling around Counter-Currents, you’re probably savvy to the notion that human beings are biological creatures, that we are shaped and molded by our environment’s ruthless Darwinian pressures into our present form. To think this way is heresy in the contemporary West. To consider the possibility that man is subject to the laws of nature offends the prideful sensibilities of our Gnostic and Luciferian elites. To think of oneself as a thread in the great tapestry of being offends the petty individualism of the modern Westerners. Read more …

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The American Kshatriya

Horatio Greenough, George Washington, 1840

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Valor, fearlessness, fortitude, resourcefulness, and also, not fleeing in war, charity, and the ability to rule, are the natural duties of a Kshatriya. — Bhagavad Gita 18:23

According to a widely-accepted hypothesis of Georges Dumézil, prehistoric Indo-European society was divided into three basic functions: a sacral, a martial, and an economic class. This tripartite ideology survived the Indo-European migrations throughout Europe and Asia and has persisted, with various modifications, into modernity. Read more …

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