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The Latest Lies from Tommy Robinson

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The latest lie in the ongoing Tommy Robinson saga came in the form of a report that he has been moved from a prison with a smaller Muslim population to one that is “seventy-one percent Muslim,” the implication being that the British government is intentionally trying to get Tommy killed by placing him among populations that will do their dirty work for them. The claim appears to have originated from Caolan Robertson, Tommy’s “manager.”  Read more …

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Liberalism is Suicide; Suicide is Liberalism

Anthony Bourdain and his daughter, Ariane, in 2008.

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In his seminal work, Suicide of the West, James Burnham wrote:

Liberalism is the ideology of western suicide. When once this initial and final sentence is understood, everything about liberalism – the beliefs, emotions and values associated with it, the nature of its enchantment, its practical record, its future – falls into place. Read more …

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The Aryan Ethos:
Loyalty to One’s Own Nature

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Today, more than ever, one must understand that social problems, in their essence, are rooted in problems of ethics and world-view. Anyone who thinks that social problems can be solved through purely technical means, is like a doctor who only wants to treat the patent symptoms of a disease, rather than examining and treating its deep causes. Read more …

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Punching Left:
The Weather Underground, the Haymarket Anarchists, the Kennedys, & the 1960s

Garry Trudeau’s character “Megaphone” Mark Slackmeyer

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Mark Rudd
Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weathermen
New York: HarperCollins e-books, 2009

Fans of Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury will recognize Mark Rudd as the inspiration behind the character “Megaphone” Mark Slackmeyer. Rudd is a Jewish radical from an upper-middle class background who was one of the founders of a Jewish-led, New Left terrorist group that came to be called The Weather Underground.[1] 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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A White Nationalist Praises Charlie Kirk & Offers Constructive Criticism

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Introduction

If you’re trying to build a race-blind movement, the scariest thing is for the media to link you to white advocates. You may fear that the mercurial public will write you off as an extremist, causing you to lose momentum.  Read more …

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Identity & the Problem with Christianity

Andrea Mantegna, The Adoration of the Magi, circa 1495-1500

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Race is a large component of identity that has been neglected in recent decades, so naturally, identitarians ought to care about race. Identity is valuable because it gives coherence to our relationships with our ancestors and descendants, it builds social trust and solidarity in our communities, and it helps establish who we are as individuals. Read more …

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The Ancients on Speaking Rightly

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We are all faced with the challenge of speaking, and living, truths which are felt to be offensive by a great many of our countrymen, not to mention the powers that be. This is not a new problem. By definition, the natural diversity of men means that knowledge of the truth is highly unequally distributed and those who know most about the truth are necessarily a tiny minority. This minority must alone face the prejudices and ignorance of the masses and the violence of the state. Read more …

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The Way of Mitchum:
So Manly You Could Even Skip a Day!

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James Scott Bell
Manliness: The Robert Mitchum Way
Woodland Hills, Cal.: Compendium Press, 2016

“A man must defend his home, his wife, his children and his Martini.” — Jackie Gleason

As the direct descendent of one of England’s greatest detectives,[1] I have of course followed with interest the development of the genre, especially the rather more brutal American branch, so different from granddad’s genteel country house affairs.[2]

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Hello (((Fellow Boomers)))

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Steven Brill’s Tailspin is cant and claptrap, less important for what it says than what it avoids.

There’s an old Twitter joke, or meme, called “Fellow White People.” It plays off how Jews in the media will call themselves “white” when it’s time to browbeat the goyim about racism, xenophobia, whatever. But when they want to talk mainly amongst themselves, and bang on about how they’re a special minority—well then! White people are the other, the enemy.  Read more …

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Stravinsky

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Igor Stravinsky is justly regarded as one of the giants of twentieth-century music. His influence upon contemporary music has been enormous; composers influenced by him include Carl Orff, John Tavener, Aaron Copland, Edgard Varèse, Frank Zappa, and others. He is best known for his three ballets: The Firebird, Petrushka, and The Rite of Spring, 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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A Mary Sue, a Unicorn, & a Folie à deux:
Lessons in the Realities of Business for Young White Men

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John Carreyrou
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018

White advocates should take a look at a sordid tale that played out in Silicon Valley from 2006 until 2015. The mess centers around a start-up company called Theranos and its CEO, Elizabeth Holmes. Since a main goal of Counter-Currents is to impart wisdom to younger white men, this author felt it was important to write a review on Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou’s book about the matter. Read more …

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Victorian Respectability

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“On the surface, Bram Stoker was a pillar of late Victorian respectability. . . . But just below the surface, he had something on his mind.”

The preceding sentences are from Christopher Frayling’s BBC documentary on Stoker’s Dracula, which was broadcast on A&E in 1996.

In a more recent television documentary on M. R. James, 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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Douglas Murray’s The Strange Death of Europe

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Douglas Murray
The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam
New York: Bloomsbury, 2017

Many readers of Counter-Currents will be familiar with Douglas Murray, a white British conservative who has been an outspoken critic of European immigration policy for many years and who focuses primarily on the specific problems posed by Muslims. Read more …

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On Black Pills & “Punching Right”

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There’s been a lot of discussion about whether or not we’re all too “black-pilled” in the days since criticism first broke of the Tommy Robinson fiasco. The implication of this line of criticism is that the New Right is failing (or going to fail) because: Read more …

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A Very Honorable Man

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Tamler Sommers
Why Honor Matters
New York: Basic Books, 2018 Read more …

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The Truth About the Kalergi Plan

Count Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi

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The facts of history are invariably more paradoxical and interesting than the retrospective mythology that comes afterwards. Browsing an excellent collection of Julius Evola’s essays, I came across an astonishing interview which the Baron held with his fellow aristocrat, the long-time “European federalist” Count Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi. Read more …

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The Truth about Tommy Robinson

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There’s been plenty of heated discussion about what our stance towards Tommy Robinson ought to be, given his recent arrest.

When I first saw the video of Robinson’s arrest, I was horrified. Read more …

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Roseanne Was Right

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Recently, one of the few network TV shows to promote a vaguely Right-of-center politics was taken off the air. The show was cut within hours of its lead actor sending out a tweet about senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett (“vj”).  Read more …

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Ireland Aborts its Future

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It might seem incongruous to quote Ronald Reagan at a time like this. But hear me out. Reagan infamously claimed back in the 1980s that if fascism ever came to America it would come dressed as liberalism. His claim was not only insightful but ominously accurate. This past week has been heart-wrenching for me and it is now with a very deep sense of foreboding that I look forward to the future of life in Ireland — a country I no longer recognize anymore.  Read more …

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Why “Racist” is Losing Its Power

Roseanne Barr posing as Hitler.

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In college I learned over and over that during a debate of any kind, my Leftist opponents could immediately assess themselves the winner and end the conversation by pointing out my white privilege, and hence, my subconscious racism. Read more …

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Remembering Oswald Spengler:
May 29, 1880–May 8, 1936

Painting by Michael Kunze

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Oswald Spengler was born on this day in 1880. For his contributions to the philosophy of history and culture, Spengler is one of the most important philosophical influences on the North American New Right, largely by way of his disciple Francis Parker Yockey. Spengler is often wrong, but even when he errs, he does so magnificently. 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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Now in Audio Version
Why I Don’t Support Tommy Robinson

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On Friday, May 25th, British anti-Muslim agitator Tommy Robinson was arrested outside Leeds Crown Court Read more …

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Céline Goes Hollywood, Part 2
Céline Gets Graphic

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The novel-memoirs of Louis-Ferdinand Céline have a peculiarly cinematic texture, like that of rough drafts for projected screenplays. He flashes sense-impressions and side-thoughts at the reader. For the neophyte, this can make for some hard going.

On the other hand, these impressionistic prose-sketches can provide a series of clear visuals for anyone attempting to hammer a Céline tale into a script. This is particularly true of his Exile Trilogy  Read more …

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Céline Goes Hollywood

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One of the saddest episodes in the life of Dr. Louis-Ferdinand Destouches, alias Louis-Ferdinand Céline, came right after he published his first novel in 1933.

Voyage a la bout de la nuit (Journey to the End of the Night) was a succés d’estime from the start and before long a bestseller too. Surely it would be soon made into a major motion picture.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

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I had a bad feeling about this.

It wasn’t just Solo‘s cursed production history: the original directors were sacked near the end of shooting, and Ron Howard was brought in to finish the movie, reshooting 70 percent of it. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 218
Rolf Peter Sieferle’s Epochenwechsel

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Audio version: To listen in a player, use the one above or click here. To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save link as” or “save target as.” To subscribe to the CC podcast RSS feed, click here. Read more …

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