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A Word from the Wise Guy:
The Mid-Century Mysticism of Max Stirner, Part II

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Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)

In my previous essay on Stirner, I suggested that the modern online community, or the Internet itself, would be an excellent example of a “Union of Egoists.” And here we meet with Neville again; for although, like Stirner, his career was on a downslope at his death – for reasons we will soon examine – Read more …

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A Word from the Wise Guy:
The Mid-Century Mysticism of Max Stirner, Part I

Neville

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Part 1 of 2 (Part 2 here)

“While, to get greater clarity, I am thinking up a comparison, the founding of Christianity comes unexpectedly into my mind.” — Max Stirner, The Ego and His Own

In recent essays, I’ve looked at the writings of Max Stirner[1] and tried to determine the reason for his increasing relevance in the Internet age, and to the Dissident Right in particular.[2]

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Max Stirner:
Marxist, Meme Master, or Mentor?
Part Two

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Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)

C. Max Stirner: Nineteenth-Century Shitlord

But we can sharpen our focus a bit more; Stirner’s contemporary popularity and perceived relevance may derive from a more specific connection. Since few outside of a small, hate-filled and self-inflated academic clique thinks Marx is “hip,” I’d like to keep the focus on Stirner as a Dissident Right harbinger.

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Max Stirner:
Marxist, Meme Master, or Mentor?
Part One

Max Stirner, as sketched by Friedrich Engels

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Part 1 of 2 (Part 2 here)

Jacob Blumenfeld
All Things are Nothing to Me: The Unique Philosophy of Max Stirner
Winchester, UK: Zero Books, 2018

“Your Holiness would perhaps prefer to be called Leo, or Pius, or Gregory, as is the modern manner?” the Cardinal- Dean inquired with imperious suavity. Read more …

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Con-Tiki:
Torchlight Reflections on an Aryan Archetype

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Adam Foshko & Jason Henderson
California Tiki: A History of Polynesian Idols, Pineapple Cocktails and Coconut Palm Trees
Charleston, S.C.: The History Press, 2018

“It’s just a convenient, easily accessible torch. No need to overthink it.”[1]

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The Native American Nietzsche:
Camille Paglia, Frontier Philosopher

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Camille Paglia
Provocations: Collected Essays on Art, Feminism, Politics, Sex, and Education
New York: Pantheon, 2018

“I don’t bake. My specialty is large hunks of highly spiced meat.” — Camille Paglia[1]

“We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds.” — Emerson, “The American Scholar”

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Pulp Puppies & Competent Men:
John W. Campbell, Jr. & the Supermen of Science Fiction

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Alec Nevala-Lee
Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction
New York: Dey Street Books, 2018

“We seek nothing less than a Campbellian revolution in genre literature.” — Vox Day[1]

 “The Campbell that influenced me was John W., not Joseph.” — George R. R. Martin

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Five Books that Shook My World (2018)

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1. Camille Paglia, Provocations: Collected Essays on Art, Feminism, Politics, Sex, and Education (New York: Pantheon, 2018).

Paglia is self-recommending, of course. I was a bit let down, as the subtitle seemed to promise a career-wide retrospective, while this is more like a reunion tour, with emphasis on more recent works. The key essays are a vast survey, “Cults and Cosmic Consciousness: Religious Vision in the American 1960s,” a liberal education in itself; Read more …

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Overcomer to the End:
The Return of Brother Stair

Brother Stair

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After spending a restless night after reading the latest productions of the Dissident Right, I sought solace, at around 4 AM, in one of my favorite entertainments: radio preachers. I was listening to some Jamaican rabbiting on about how important the support of his Brooklyn ministry was when there was a burst of static, a few moments of fuzziness, and then – suddenly – the unmistakable voice and teachings of Brother Stair! Read more …

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The Plot Against the Hero:
Colin Wilson’s Absurd Magick

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Colin Wilson
The Age of Defeat
London: Aristeia Press, 2018 (reprint; original edition 1959)

“You get to be a superhero by believing in the hero within you and summoning him or her forth by an act of will. Believing in yourself and your own potential is the first step to realizing that potential. Read more …

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Guide to Kulchur
Episode 1: They Live

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Counter-Currents author James J. O’Meara joins Fróði Midjord on the new podcast series, Guide to Kulchur, to discuss John Carpenter’s 1988 classic, They Live, about a man who discovers that an alien tribe has enslaved the Earth without anybody noticing through mass media control, making people believe that they are human when in fact they have “formaldehyde faces,” in the words of the central character. Erkenbrand, The Great White Strike, and the American midterm election are also discussed.

Listen to “Guide to Kulchur (guest: James O’Meara) – episode 1, ‘They Live'” on Spreaker.

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Evola’s Other Club:
Mitch Horowitz & the Self-Made Mystic

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Mitch Horowitz
The Miracle Club: How Thoughts Become Reality
Rochester, Vt.: Inner Traditions, 2018

“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me. . . . When you decide to be something, you can be it. That’s what they don’t tell you in the church.”[1]

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Coen? No, Caan:
Reflections on Slither

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Slither (1973)
Directed by Howard Zieff
Screenplay by W. D. Richter
Starring James Caan, Peter Boyle, Sally Kellerman, Louise Lasser, Allen Garfield, Richard B. Shull, & Alex Rocco

 “What the f*** am I doing here in a vegetable stand in the middle of nowhere?” Read more …

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“Mueller, Do You Realize What This Means?”
Reflections on Brett Kavanaugh & the “Intergalactic Freakshow”

The definitive proof of innocence (in every sense): Brett Kavanaugh’s and Christine Blasey Ford’s yearbook photos.

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“There was absolutely no choice but to cut her adrift and hope her memory was fucked.”
― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Bert Cooper: Mr. Campbell, who cares?
Pete Campbell: Mr. Cooper, he’s a fraud and a liar, a criminal even!
Bert Cooper: Even if this were true, who cares? This country was built and run by men with worse stories than whatever you’ve imagined here. Read more …

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Protocols of the Puppies of the Alt Right

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Ex Ignum Sapientiae
The Alt-Right-Hand Path
Amazon Digital Services, 2018

“[Leo] Strauss relished his role as a guru to worshiping disciples, once writing of ‘the love of the mature philosopher for the puppies of his race, by whom he wants to be loved in turn.’”[1]

This book had an interesting effect on me; a positive effect, but I’m not sure it’s the one the author intended. Read more …

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“Most Likely You Go Your Way & I’ll Go Mine”
Stephen King’s Fight Club

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Chuck Palahnuik
Adjustment Day: A Novel
London: Jonathan Cape, 2018

“Ears, gentlemen. Sandinista ears.”[1]

I had almost reached the massive iron door, hidden behind a construction dumpster, that serves as the entrance to the abandoned glove factory that has been my squat for the past several years Read more …

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Noble Truths for Modern Mad Men

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Andrew Lynn
Classic Philosophy for the Modern Man
Classic Spirituality for the Modern Man
Howgill House Books, 2017

“In a time of universal triviality, seeking answers to the great questions of existence is . . . a revolutionary course of action. Those who have the humility to ask the question ‘Could it be us who have gone astray?’ are the true radicals.”–Andrew Lynn Read more …

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She’s So High, High Above Me:
Watching The Fountainhead on TCM

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You know I always wanted to pretend that I was an architect.
–George Costanza[1]

The Fountainhead is something of a rite of passage or gateway drug on the Right. Back in the 1960s/’70s it was more likely the movie than the book that one stumbled upon. I suppose I must have seen it on some afternoon movie show back in the ‘60s. Was it the Bill Kennedy at the Movies show on CKLW out of Windsor, Ontario on Saturday afternoons? Read more …

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Master of His Domain:
On Bronze Age Pervert’s Bronze Age Mindset

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Bronze Age Pervert
Bronze Age Mindset
Independently published, 2018

“This town needs an enema.” — The Joker

“This explains also why so many traps are obsessed with Hegel.” — Bronze Age Pervert Read more …

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Duper’s Delight or Draper’s Diddle?

Still don’t think Pizzagate is real?

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Thursday’s long awaited testimony from FBI agent Peter Strzok[1] — usually referred to as “disgraced FBI agent” on the Right and as “heroic FBI agent” on the Left[2] — certainly lived up to the anticipation; but not for the anticipated reasons.

Instead, while Strzok’s smugness, contempt, and at times obvious anger were unusual in a Congressional witness, it was Strzok’s bizarre body language and facial tics that provoked the most extreme fascination.  Read more …

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Looking for the Alt-Master

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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, with Peter Christopherson
Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master
Texts and Interviews by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, with Peter Christopherson. Edited with notes by Andrew M. McKenzie. Introductions by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Carl Abrahamsson
Trapart Books, 2018

“[Brion Gysin was] the only man that I’ve ever respected in my life. I’ve admired people, I’ve liked them, but he’s the only man I’ve ever respected.”[1]

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The Devil Made Me Dream It!
Neville for Radicals

Two of Obama’s mentors, whose imaginations helped to meme his presidency into existence: anti-white Pastor Jeremiah Wright with Bill Ayers, former terrorist leader of the Weather Underground.

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“Anything is possible in this world. I really believe that. Dream on it. Let your mind take you to places you would like to go, and then think about it and plan it and celebrate the possibilities. And don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t know how to dream.”–Liza Minnelli

“Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will”–Antonio Gramsci Read more …

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Bombs Away! Neville & the Neocons

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Since, against all justice, probability – and even common sense – the infamous neocons seem to have taken power once again (as witness the return of John Bolton, and the quickly following bombing campaign in Syria), it may be well to consider once again how out of touch, how foreign, how downright alien, the neocon is, vis-à-vis our native European traditions. Read more …

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Taunton on Tantra:
A Guide for the Perplexed Westerner

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Gwendolyn Taunton
Tantric Traditions: Gods, Rituals, & Esoteric Teachings in the Kali Yuga
Manticore Press, 2018

Mention “tantra” and almost any Westerner, no matter how sophisticated, thinks of weekend seminars on how to improve your sex life, with endorsements from the likes of Sting. Read more …

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I Can See for Miles:
Neville Goddard, Live & Remastered

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Neville (Goddard)
Five Lessons: A Master Class (1948)
Reissued with a bonus chapter by Mitch Horowitz
New York: Tarcher/Perigree, 2018

This is going to be a very practical Course. Therefore, I hope that everyone in this class has a very clear picture of what he desires, for I am convinced that you can realize your desires by the technique you will receive here this week in these five lessons.[1] Read more …

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Professor Clouseau Investigates:
The Alt Right Done Wrong

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Marcus Verhaegh
Investigating the Alt Right: Richard Spencer in America
CreateSpace, 2017

It was on page 38 that I realized I was reading the work of a disturbed individual; perhaps a madman.

My first clue that something was wrong about this book was the odd subtitle: Richard Spencer in America. Read more …

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Neville & the Rebel:
Reflections on Colin Wilson & Neville Goddard

Neville Goddard

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Part 2 of 2; part 1 here

Earlier, I noted Wilson’s second thoughts, 45 years later, about Religion and the Rebel as an “overstuffed pillow”; he specifically felt that the early biographical material on Rilke was “unnecessary.” But actually, it supplies us with a remarkable parallel to Neville’s method, as well as a hint of Wilson’s future development.

Wilson says if Rilke had died at age twenty-five, no one would have remembered him. Instead, he willed himself to be a poet. Read more …

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Neville & the Rebel:
Reflections on Colin Wilson & Neville Goddard

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Colin Wilson

Part 1 of 2

“What was needed was not some new religious cult but some simple way of accessing religious or mystical experience, of the sort that must have been known to the monks and cathedral-builders of the Middle Ages.”–Colin Wilson[1]

“The serpent said that every dream could be willed into creation by those strong enough to believe in it.”–Eve to Adam, in Shaw’s Back to Methuselah  Read more …

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Magical Miserablism:
Robert Stark’s Myths of the Near Future

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Robert Stark
Journey to Vapor Island
Lulu.com, 2017

“The fact that he wears lipstick and long gloves is not calculated to endear him to the stuffy . . . In fact, more of our young novelists should wear lipstick and even nail varnish. It might brighten up their prose styles . . . The fact that his work is concerned with sex on a most serious level is also not calculated to recommend him to the sort of people who organise these literary jamborees.” — J. G. Ballard[1] 

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Red Zone Clinton:
The Coleman Francis of American Politics

Chelsea Clinton: What if she’s so bad, she’s good . . . enough to be President?

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“When in doubt, coffee.[1]

“Coffee? I like coffee!”[2]

What if Coleman Francis ran for President?

That’s a big “what if” since Coleman (his fans and cinema scholars tend to regard him as a big, friendly guy[3]) died back in 1973. However, those of us who have lived through the zombie apocalypse that American Politics has been, Read more …

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