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Thursday, October 27, 2016

How to get a free signed book from Mike Cernovich

Remember what I said about "relentless self-promotion"? This is what it looks like in action. No sooner did I tell Mike that the Castalia-produced paperback was now available through the distribution system than he concocted a plan to promote it through the bookstores.
MAGA Mindset is available in paperback and hardcover. To get it stocked in book store, we need to create demand for it. This is where you can help me, and I’ll help you.

Go into your local bookstore. Ask them to special order MAGA Mindset in paperback for you. If they can’t find it by title, give them this ISBN: 9789527065921

You can ask any bookstore to order it for you.

When your book arrives, email a copy of your receipt to Shauna.Danger@gmail.com

I will send you a bonus signed copy of any of my other books. (Shipping is on me.)
  • Gorilla Mindset
  • Danger & Play: Essays on Masculinity
  • MAGA Mindset
Buy one, get a signed copy free. The offer is good internationally. And I can assure you, after you read MAGA Mindset, you'll want a second copy to give to a friend, a brother, or a son anyhow. It's a short, vicious, gut-punch of wake-up-and-smell-the-bullshit reality.

And while we're on the subject of Cernovich - again - he put up an excellent post on why the Left has been winning based on his observations made during the time he spent doing on-the-ground reporting in Europe and the USA this summer.
Conservatives fund feckless think tanks, the left funds media and entertainment. That’s why the left is winning.

There’s no exhaustive list of conservative think tanks, though research reveals there are hundreds.

What have these think tanks conserved? Think tanks can’t even prevent the financial ruin of impoverished bakers who didn’t want to perform a trivial act like baking a wedding cake for a gay wedding. (I can understand requiring doctors to treat gay people, medicine is an essential service. In what world can’t a gay couple find someone else to make a cake?)

Conservative think tanks are a complete waste of money. The NRA is the most effective conservative group, and that’s due to its political activism. The right doesn’t need yet another stately-looking “think paper.” The right needs news media, films, and cultural icons.

Original reporting is almost exclusively monopolized by the left.

How much original reporting is being done by the right? A blog post about an article someone else wrote is not original reporting. It’s commentary, and commentary is useful. But it’s not reporting.

We do more journalism via my social media than 99% of “conservative media.”

My readers got into the habit of attending Hillary rallies and showing pictures of the small crowds. That’s real journalism. Why wasn’t Ben Shapiro of Daily Wire sending people to rallies? Where was National Review? What about Weekly Standard?

The sophisticated right hates on Alex Jones. You know what? Fuck the haters. I’ve seen Alex Jones’ people everywhere doing original reporting. Joe Biggs was in Haiti right now investigating Clinton Foundation fraud.

Breitbart also sends reporters into the field to cover actual stories.

The right doesn’t need more “commentary,” or “think tanks,” or “media watch dogs.” The right needs more journalists who are in the field breaking news.

Brent Bozell is earning $400,000 running a “non-profit” media “watch dog” site. That fat egg head at Weekly Standard earns $500,000 a year. What good have they done? Show me their actual cultural impact. You can’t. They have no impact.

Rich idiots keep shoveling money into more zero-impact projects.
Mike is absolutely right. Think about how much money has been wasted, on Jonah Goldberg crying about everyone from Bill Clinton to Donald Trump, Ben Shapiro crying about the Alt-Right, John Podhoretz and Bill Kristol crying about everyone who doesn't blindly support immigration and Israel, and Brent Bozell watching the media, when compared to the amount the Original Galaxians spent on making Infogalactic happen.

The Right cries and appeals to whom? Who do they think is going to do anything about their reactionary claims that "Democrats are the real racists", "All lives matter", "Hispanics are natural conservatives" and so forth. Meanwhile, the Left has funded all the social media giants that are literally telling Americans what they can think and what they can say.

This is why the Alt Right is destined to replace the conservative movement. They're about crying and complaining. We're about creating institutions. They are reactionaries. We are revolutionaries. They're about whining. We're about winning.

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Blogger Cerdic Ricing October 27, 2016 8:13 AM  

This is why the Alt Right is destined to replace the conservative movement

They have conserved nothing. Given this record, I think it's a pretty safe conclusion that they can't even conserve their own status and existence, and that they'll be replaced by us. If they've showed no spine before, they won't have the capacity to grow one to fight us off.

Build, and they will come. If we build things, people will come to our side. People will always stand in awe and watch that one person that starts getting up, without saying anything, and starts doing things. By extension, many people will follow the Alt Right because we're starting to act and do, instead of standing around and whining about what's happening.

Anonymous VFM #6306 October 27, 2016 8:17 AM  

"Watch dogs" serve their masters, not the people.

Anonymous RebelShoat October 27, 2016 8:17 AM  

I personally identify with the approach of JG, JP and BK. Jonah Goldberg might be my all time favorite pundit and I still love to read him. Unfortunately no matter how well intended I believe them to be their genteel approach isn't working. MPAI and the ideological approach isn't working. The Atl-Right's "vulgar" approach has done more in a year to push back against the left than 20 years of National Review/Weekly Standard pundit-type columns. So, I'm now part of the Alt-Right. I don't want to stand by and politely watch my country dissolve.

Blogger Emmett Fitz-Hume October 27, 2016 8:18 AM  

Speaking of the likes of Alex Jones, and Joe Biggs and Breitbart, I'd like to nominate James O'Keefe for some kind of award or honor.

That guy goes right into th Lion's Den, again and again. The things we know because of that guy...

Blogger Johnny October 27, 2016 8:25 AM  

These institutions are the way they are because people are willing to put money into them. Hence if we are to suppose there is a problem it is with the world view of conservatives. Overlooking the scam artist conservative leaders, of which you mention several, there is this secondary group. These are the think tanks run with (apparent) sincerity. They are supported by people who to the extent they can live in a well ordered, rational world run by rules. And that is how they frame the rest of the world. Nothing short of a wack up side the head with a board will change them. And if Hillary gets elected, maybe that is what they will get

Blogger Johnny October 27, 2016 8:34 AM  

Part of the problem is education. School introduces the student to an artificially rational world. Everything is sensible and organized and every classroom has an expert, the teacher. Right, wrong or indifferent, if the student gives the teacher the expected answer it is deemed correct and approval follows. After years and years of this, naturally when the students graduate they think that is the way the world is, and this with some frequency is not true.

Blogger Marty October 27, 2016 8:40 AM  

What a steal. Just finished Gorilla. Was going to buy MAGA soon anyways and also wanted to get my hands on Danger & Play. Thanks for the info.

Anonymous Cadwallander J October 27, 2016 8:43 AM  

Conservatism was doomed from the start, and the left should be thanking it's intellectual forebears for guaranteeing a constant leftward drift over the years. Standing on the tracks yelling "STOP" just got them run over. Sometimes, one needs to derail the train - by nuking up the tracks (from orbit, of course).

Blogger Erynne October 27, 2016 8:43 AM  

I gotta admit, the Alt-Right is showing itself to be more effective in one election season, heck with just one guy, Mike Cernovich, than the entirety of Libertarianism, since when, the 70s? Mises, Hazlitt, and Rothbard wrote a lot of good stuff, they got an intellectual base operating, but that base was full of people comfortable in academia, writing books and teaching classes and maybe their students will be the real movers and shakers to save the country. Are a bunch of uncharismatic nerdy guys going to change the country? Ron Paul was the only effective libertarian in all that time. Granted, libertarians did try to create forms of media with their newsletters, the lack of an internet did make a difference.

Blogger Robert Divinity October 27, 2016 8:44 AM  

Sharp promotion, sharp analysis.

The organized "conservatism movement" isn't dead in that it never really existed as an actual opposition force. The salaries say it all. Regardless of who is the next president, new media and the Alt-Right are the future and more or less the present. Entrenched forces will hit both harder as they rise but the effect will be minimal. "Exhibit A" in this immunity phenomenon is Donald J. Trump himself.

Back in the day, book and music editors at major newspapers and magazines received advance copies with the hope of review. Print (a) seldom has such editors today and (b) even if it does no one reads the piffle. Increasingly fewer people read even the digital successors. This promotion is rank genius and will increase sales. Brilliant. Congratulations.

Blogger Mighty Lou October 27, 2016 8:45 AM  

I want to do this!

Anonymous Cadwallander J October 27, 2016 8:49 AM  

So now a true opposition movement has risen. The left has fired every bullet in its arsenal at the Alt-Right to no avail. They first tried point and shriek (deplorable! racist!). They tried a pathetically transparent bimbo smear campaign against Trump (former pornstar was kissed - please, Trump wouldn't expose himself to the ass-to-mouth herpes). They geared up their corrupt media machine to manufacture polls, release in time and in tune with the lefty Clinton-donating bimbos. And no doubt they're mobilizing every voter-fraud machination available for Nov. 8th.

What then? If the Alt-right takes all those bullets, and keeps coming, singing the song of angry men. Is this all they've got? If so, we're going to tear through that paper tiger and wrench the reins of power out of the left's limp-wristed grasp. Kudos to Mike C, Vox, Milo and everyone else showing us how to retake lost territory.

tl;dr It's time to fight for the future of our country. I'll stand with anyone shooting the right direction.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan October 27, 2016 8:52 AM  

But so many good essays, telling other conservatives how much smarter than you are than other conservatives in explaining to conservatives what the left or its actions really mean.

Magic thinking in some fashion, expecting Truth the littlest angel to rise up all by itself and discredit the Left and all would be well in the conservative Shire.

I knew it was a racket in 1996 when ABC whatever had Pat B. on and that pretentious piece of shit George Will actually disqualified and discredited Pat in explicit rhetorical terms, but never mind the years prior or the years after that the POS sat there and listened to evil Leftist after evil Leftist spew nonsense and the best he could do was a grim look and a head shake.

Anonymous Taco Town October 27, 2016 8:55 AM  

Project Veritas gets buried by the mainstream media, but on Facebook myself and half of my Facebook feed are spamming links to them to get the word out. We don't need those lazy commentators.

Can't stop the signal.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan October 27, 2016 8:59 AM  

Steve Sailer FTR has been saying for years that conservative oligarchs would rather fund football stadiums than see Mike Judge put out a mildly skeptical of leftism movie.

Blogger Charlemagne503 October 27, 2016 9:07 AM  

I appreciated these think tanks in the past, and even admired the way people like Ben Shapiro presented sound, logical arguments against the left. I have also watched conservatives get trounced on a regular basis by retarded degenerates since childhood. That's why I'm here.

Blogger Bard October 27, 2016 9:09 AM  

I read that post the other day and thought it was right on point. Where are the wealthy donors to the right? Maybe the Alt Right are too shrewd to waste money on dying news networks, but we should be able to fund/invest in Gab and Infogalactic. Both are going to become huge and for once, I would like to get in at the ground level for some thing in which I feel so strongly. Donations are small short term commitments, investors will be in for long haul. I don't have computer skills to contribute. Let us know what is needed next Vox.

Anonymous Incurvatus October 27, 2016 9:28 AM  

Speaking of creative disturbance: Paul Nehlen — Paul Ryan's primary challenger — is challenging Ryan for House Speaker.
(BTW, Nehlen is woke.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/302980-ryans-defeated-primary-challenger-to-run-for-speaker


http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/302980-ryans-defeated-primary-challenger-to-run-for-speaker

Blogger Deplorable Gaiseric October 27, 2016 9:39 AM  

Brent Bozell; that ain't working. That's the way you do it. Let me tell ya, them guys ain't dumb. Maybe get a blister on your little finger; maybe get a blister on your thumb.

Blogger VD October 27, 2016 9:41 AM  

Maybe the Alt Right are too shrewd to waste money on dying news networks, but we should be able to fund/invest in Gab and Infogalactic.

The time is past for investment in those organizations. They already exist and are operational. Investors are needed at the angel stage when things are being built, not the "yes, that is obviously going to be successful, I'd like to jump on the bandwagon now" stage.

Blogger Anchorman October 27, 2016 9:43 AM  

Now I just have to find a bookstore....

Blogger Student in Blue October 27, 2016 9:58 AM  

@VD
The time is past for investment in those organizations. They already exist and are operational. Investors are needed at the angel stage when things are being built, not the "yes, that is obviously going to be successful, I'd like to jump on the bandwagon now" stage.

So when am I going to get my fat paycheck for investing during the angel stage of Infogalactic? *grin*

Blogger David-2 October 27, 2016 10:00 AM  

There are some effective "conservative" and/or "libertarian" institutions. For example, the Institute for Justice and Judicial Watch. They aren't think tanks, though. They're legal-institution warriors.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr October 27, 2016 10:05 AM  

I'm wondering how we can crack the television/video market. You don't need really flossy production values if the scripts are sound.

Blogger Deplorable Gaiseric October 27, 2016 10:06 AM  

David-2 wrote:There are some effective "conservative" and/or "libertarian" institutions. For example, the Institute for Justice and Judicial Watch. They aren't think tanks, though. They're legal-institution warriors.
Yeah, and he mentioned the NRA. They're not nonexistent, they're just very rare and very narrow in focus. That's the model for being effective, but hardly anyone is doing it. For every one, small, under-staffed right-wing effective organization, there's hundreds of cash-bloated left wing adversaries.

Anonymous Scooter Downey October 27, 2016 10:08 AM  

@Napoleon Working on it.

Blogger Cataline Sergius October 27, 2016 10:10 AM  

Cernovich is right. Think tanks are a complete waste of time and resources.

I get where they came from. They probably seemed like a good idea in the late 70's and early 80's when it became obvious that the entire university system was lost to the right wing and the MSM still pretended to be impartial.

Think tanks played to the laziness of the press. You gave them a Blue Ribbon Paper to quote and likely they would quote it.

Then they stopped doing that.

Think tanks still presuppose the Reasonable Man who can be moved by facts. Those were rare enough when they were setup and don't exist at all now.

Anonymous Raptor disrespect from behind October 27, 2016 10:11 AM  

I'm amused that Trump is running far to the left of Hillary on so many issues, channeling Bernie Sanders when it comes to cutting the military, foreign policy, economics, trade, and fighting Wall Street. Heck the guy isn't even a social conservative. An actual "liberal" Republican running for president who happens to be a nationalist.

Yet for all of that, the Bernie supporters aren't flocking to him. AS VD has said many time's identity trumps ideology. So many are wrapped up in the democratic brand, let alone their own identities that they are emotionally invested in voting for Hillary. Its pretty amusing to see and absoultely validates the premise.

Even the WashingtonPost who HATE HATE HATES Trump recognizes this. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-donald-trump-is-running-to-the-left-of-hillary-clinton/2016/05/09/ebde82da-147c-11e6-8967-7ac733c56f12_story.html

Blogger Brian H October 27, 2016 10:11 AM  

Somewhat OT: I've read Ann Coulter for 10-15 years and she's always been pretty fearless on all of today's controversial topics, but it's been fun watching her go ever more explicit on race. Reading her column today made me reflect.

After her "how many f*cking Jews?" tweet back during the Primaries, I'm wondering when that begins to surface in her writing.

Blogger Mighty Lou October 27, 2016 10:12 AM  

I thought Trump wanted to build up the military?

Blogger pyrrhus October 27, 2016 10:14 AM  

The left has been winning because the "right" has been taking a dive. Paging the AEI, Cato Institute, and Jonah Goldberg....

Blogger Deplorable Gaiseric October 27, 2016 10:14 AM  

Napoleon 12pdr wrote:I'm wondering how we can crack the television/video market. You don't need really flossy production values if the scripts are sound.
If you can produce something, how hard is it to get on Netflix? Or heck; even Youtube? The problem is coming up with enough capital to fund even a low-budget show, but it's not insurmountable, and digital distribution methods are taking off like crazy. Netflix original shows can hit two thirds of the number of viewers of even pretty big network TV hits. Small-minded ad companies will tell you that means that they don't yet post a "significant threat" but that's absurd and short-sighted. Streaming, on demand formats are the future, and broadcast shows are losing more and more market share to them all the time.

As with publishing of books, the path around the gatekeepers is open, and they still think that everyone has to come through their gate.

Anonymous BGKB October 27, 2016 10:16 AM  

The left has both think tanks and the lamestream media. That 37 page pdf on how to alter polls WikiLeaks released didn't write itself.

That guy goes right into th Lion's Den, again and again. The things we know because of that guy

He busted ACORN for less than $50k, the Planned Parrenthood video people did all that for around $100,000 both more effective than all the right think tanks together.

but on Facebook myself and half of my Facebook feed are spamming links to them to get the word out.

Facebook has been known to shadow ban conservative links. In that you send them but no one gets them. Make a new fakebook account and try to send info to it.

28 Oye Vey Drumpt be a lefty,but berners no like

Of course a newspaper that hates TRUMP will say he is bad.

Anonymous Mark Auld October 27, 2016 10:19 AM  

Hear hear,and so say all of us (I hope).

Anonymous Northern Observer October 27, 2016 10:26 AM  

"Conservatives fund feckless think tanks, the left funds media and entertainment. That’s why the left is winning."

It's funny though because the Left is convinced that the Right owns big media. Mostly, I think, because of Rush and Fox News.

They ignore Hollywood, The NYTimes, xNBC, ABC, CBC, etc.

You almost never hear about anyone on the Right pushing for the Fairness Doctrine to be re-established.

Anonymous Ironsides October 27, 2016 10:34 AM  

I couldn't agree more. In fact, I posted something similar on here a while back about how the alt-right needs to get into news and entertainment. Being a writer myself, I was mostly interested in the "entertainment with a pro-White/pro-Western" slant.

The problem, of course, is funding. As I also noted, I can't imagine how the alt-right can start producing "alternative news and entertainment" unless someone wins the PowerBall lottery a couple of dozen times in a row.Which is frustrating, because I for one would really love to start helping unconverge popular news and culture.

Blogger Deplorable Gaiseric October 27, 2016 10:35 AM  

Northern Observer wrote:You almost never hear about anyone on the Right pushing for the Fairness Doctrine to be re-established.
Well, sure—it's against the values of most on the Right. But mostly because nobody on the Right trusts the commission.

Blogger DemonicProfessorEl October 27, 2016 10:41 AM  

I understand the "why" of think tanks - a place for non-Leftist scholars to work, universities being converged and all. Are they of use? Not really beyond any dialectical use, and those are only the good ones (FEE and the Lew Rockwell ones seem to be okay, and Heterodox has some okay stuff).

But a lot of those "think tanks" are just tax shelters, as Cernovich points out a bit. They want the status quo too - non-profit tax schemes, easy issues to float on about, contrived conflict.

So really, it's that whole culture/entertainment thing. We need more "boots on the ground" as it were - more publishing houses, more movies, more independent channels.

YouTube is going the way of convergence, so a video platform like that would be next. A streaming channel a la Netflix would be a good one too. Magazines, music venues, etc. - any place for the non-SJW to go and, you know, have fun.

There are really big opportunities coming here with the crash and burn of the major media outlets (the Big 5 publishers, the major movie studios, the major news media, venues, etc.) and all the SJW exclusion. They've made themselves into unprofitable ghettoes funded only by, well, subsidization.

And anything dependent on a house of cards is doomed to fall.

(Universities are next, by the by - the CBO's already starting to investigate endowments vs. tuition rates).

Anonymous Just another commenter October 27, 2016 10:46 AM  

@28 - That is because the left is blinded by labels and names. They cannot see the substance, only the label, and that is all they care about; it supposedly reveals in-group or out-group affiliation.

Blogger William Meisheid October 27, 2016 10:47 AM  

Would you consider WND or Briebart News Network conservative media with original reporting?

Anonymous Jack Amok October 27, 2016 11:01 AM  

I'm wondering how we can crack the television/video market. You don't need really flossy production values if the scripts are sound.

If it's scripted, you need decent production values (and the bar for "decent" today is a lot higher than it was twenty years ago). We're not trying to appeal to blue-haired grandmothers, their minds are already made up. We need to get the attention of Millennials (some comedy value to that statement), and they're used to slick. And fast-paced. Try getting a youngster to watch Cassablanca. They'll be asleep before Ugarte gives Rick the papers. Even Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom is a little slow-paced for them.

If it's unscripted, well, I'm still trying to figure out the secret sauce for youtubers successful with the youts of today. But it's wrapped up with games - you can get their attention if you're talking about games. How much license they'll give you stray I'm not sure.

To combine games and scripting, look up some of the cinematic trailers for The Witcher 3. Now, triple-A games are not cheap to make, but they are driving tech than can be repurposed. 3D modeling and voice acting (neither of which is cheap if it's good) and a render farm (getting cheaper).

Blogger Unknown October 27, 2016 11:04 AM  

That is one of the best explanations I have read on what you are trying to do in the Alt Right. Thanks, I appreciate the clarity.Those of us not long reading you, or any other members of the Alt Right...need that clarification. I also agree the think tanks have done nothing but, well think, occasionally publish, and cash checks. Brent Bozell..oof he's just the longest running "raising awareness" charity in existence.

Blogger Hen October 27, 2016 11:06 AM  

Eustace Mullins in one of his excellent books lays out the fact that every conservative think tank he looked at was actually owned/managed by the left (and that includes the Heritage Foundation). One of the great disadvantages of being up there in age is that I can't recall where I read it, but the support was undeniable.

In fact, I believe they create the conservative group to function as a sort of trip wire and that way they control the opposition, actually framing the debate, selecting tactics and strategy to lose.

So, the vast majority of conservative groups maybe publish, maybe not, send "fund me" letters, talk-talk-talk, study some, but don't do much, and never, never win. Hard to figure such an impeccable record except on purpose.

Anonymous Deplorable S E Delenda October 27, 2016 11:14 AM  

"The left has been winning because the "right" has been taking a dive. Paging the AEI, Cato Institute, and Jonah Goldberg.."

Except they aren't completely "right". Libertarians might be allies on some things, but on many things, they are contributors to the social decline. Read a self-described libertarian like economist Don Boudreaux of GMU and Cafe Hayek and he's indifferent to moral concerns, except on open borders. (I once commented how nice it was for a myopic, subsidized gated community academic with an insurmountable barrier to advocate open borders before they stopped allowing pseudonymous comments and let's just say the reaction wasn't positive)

Libertarians have always had an epistemic crisis. They think Ayn Rand is part of their canon, and she despised them ("hippies of the right"). At a certain point, one grows up and stops thinking that a world where pot is legal, but there's still an IRS and the entire alphabet soup of the metastatic administrative superstate is not an authentic liberty.

For years my libertarian acquaintances have told me that an LP candidate would remain true and not succumb to the temptations of political power, but now the LP has been coopted by two completely worn out, boring RINO entryists, one of whom has explicitly said he would use state power to require confectioners to bake cakes, (compare that to Harry Browne's quote "You don't have to participate in any given relationship.") and the other who has, in military terms, ABANDONED HIS POST.

As for the AEI, yesterday there was an article about the perils of Theresa May choosing a "hard Brexit". What in the hell does that have to do with AMERICAN Enterprise, unless you think "enterprise" unless you are shilling a meme for currency traders who want to short the Pound Sterling. Preaching against subsidies and regulation to Wall Street and the Chamber of Commerce means you haven't noticed that they no only don't reject the use of state power, they are quite happy with it, as long as it can be directed to their benefit-such as how Dodd Frank is wiping out the small community banks to the benefit of Chase, Wells Fargo and the rest of the big money center appendages of the Fed.








Anonymous Deplorable S E Delenda October 27, 2016 11:18 AM  

Errata:

is an authentic liberty.

unless you think "enterprise" is you are shilling a meme for currency traders who want to short the Pound Sterling.

Blogger Noah B October 27, 2016 11:24 AM  

Think tanks are a complete waste of time and resources.

The problem with this argument is that the think tanks everyone's discussing, aka the big conservative think tanks, aren't even on our side & advocating the same things we are. Most, for example, strongly advocate open borders and lax immigration policy. While it makes sense for much more of our resources to be focused on media and entertainment than think tanks, I don't think the intellectual high ground should be ceded to the left.

Anonymous Joe Bar October 27, 2016 11:28 AM  

They should do what Glenn Reynolds suggested. Buy women's magazines and entertainment shows. They will have much more impact.

Blogger Noah B October 27, 2016 11:37 AM  

As for the claim that the NRA is the most effective conservative group... GOA gets far more bang for the buck, and they actually do engage in activism rather than lobbying as their primary focus. I very much doubt that the NRA, having sold out its members time and time again, would be as far right as they are now if they hadn't been pushed right by groups like GOA.

Anonymous Ironsides October 27, 2016 11:50 AM  

Noah B wrote:As for the claim that the NRA is the most effective conservative group... GOA gets far more bang for the buck, and they actually do engage in activism rather than lobbying as their primary focus. I very much doubt that the NRA, having sold out its members time and time again, would be as far right as they are now if they hadn't been pushed right by groups like GOA.

Quite true. But the point is that they at least DO something. Think tanks just sit there harrumphing at each other.

Another movie stimulating white guilt and/or normalizing mudsharking and faggotry is a more effective weapon in the identity wars than a turgid paper from the Cato Institute. That money would be far better spent either disseminating the truth (news) or bolstering white pride in a fun, engaging format (entertainment) than in bloviating about how Brexit is going to mess up the bottom line of bondholders, or whatever.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash October 27, 2016 11:55 AM  

Noah B wrote:I don't think the intellectual high ground should be ceded to the left.

That happened in the 1950s. All those think tanks are a knee-jerk reaction to the fact that the high ground was lost. And as soon as they were founded, they were co-opted. Now the captains and majors on our side, the very think tanks etc that are supposed to be staking out that intellectual high ground, are in the pay of the enemy.

Blogger Noah B October 27, 2016 11:55 AM  

@49 Of course a think tank that wants open borders isn't going to be effective at stopping immigration. The problem isn't a lack of effectiveness of think tanks in concept, it's that most of them aren't on our side.

Cato wants open borders and globalism, and that's what we've been getting. By what metric can that sort of success be called ineffective?

Blogger Bard October 27, 2016 12:07 PM  

You may have all the seed money necessary for your projects, and that is awesome. I don't think everyone does and I would like to support the people doing the things I can't. Money and time are typical stumbling blocks. It is not about jumping on the bandwagon. It is about helping in a tangible way. I thought you needed more funds for the other phases.

Blogger Noah B October 27, 2016 12:13 PM  

We need a reliable, anti-censorship alternative to youtube. The SJW convergence cycle is happening faster now, and it won't be long before youtube is unusable. If I had the technical expertise to do this I would seriously consider doing it.

Blogger Bard October 27, 2016 12:17 PM  

I agree, youtube will converge quickly, especially if she is elected.

Blogger Bard October 27, 2016 12:17 PM  

I agree, youtube will converge quickly, especially if she is elected.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash October 27, 2016 12:31 PM  

On the "Dear God, how stupid must you be to play chicken with Russians" thread,
Shimshon wrote:OT. Instead of killing the Trust and Safety Council, Twitter is killing Vine.

They have to cut somewhere, about 25% of their payroll. Vine is not a core business, and doesn't make much money.
Of course, it's where Twitter needs to be in the future, if their service is to be relevant, but the current stakeholders all intend to be bought out by then.

Blogger Stilicho October 27, 2016 12:51 PM  

Talk the talk and walk the walk... we need less talk and more walk.

Those who can, do. Those who can't, cant.

Blogger VD October 27, 2016 12:56 PM  

Money and time are typical stumbling blocks. It is not about jumping on the bandwagon. It is about helping in a tangible way. I thought you needed more funds for the other phases.

Sure. We do. But we would prefer to utilize donations and ad revenue to what is always the distraction of outside investors, and fortunately, we have the ability to do that.

Gab is seeking investment. We've also stumbled across a very interesting Alt-Tech possibility that would require investment. Every project is different.

Blogger VD October 27, 2016 12:58 PM  

If I had the technical expertise to do this I would seriously consider doing it.

We do. We are currently investigating whether it is feasible or not.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash October 27, 2016 12:59 PM  

From the "Hubris then Nemesis" thread
basementhomebrewer wrote:OT

Twitter is updating and expanding their saftey policies.

Looks like we have the answer on the amount convergence for twitter. As they are laying off 9% of their work force they sound like they are ready to unveil an even more speech stifling policy.


They honestly believe that the biggest problem they have selling the company is that there are too many shitlords and alt-Righters on it.
What was the second law again?

Anonymous EH October 27, 2016 1:01 PM  

Joe Bar wrote:They should do what Glenn Reynolds suggested. Buy women's magazines and entertainment shows. They will have much more impact.

Good idea, but buying may not be the most effective means. If media personalities are more scared of the possibility of character or other assassination with impunity from the right than from the incumbent powers, they will follow the right line rather than the incumbent line. Impunity flows from having Federal prosecutors on your side, and many of them lean toward the right and have become disgusted with the corruption of the incumbent cabal. The potential tactical implications of this strategy are for wiser heads than mine.

Blogger Bard October 27, 2016 1:09 PM  

Very good. I would like to do more than just buy your books. You guys are reframing the narrative and that has implications for my boys.

Anonymous Mr. Rational October 27, 2016 1:37 PM  

Deplorable Gaiseric wrote:The problem is coming up with enough capital to fund even a low-budget show
I had an idea for a series of PSAs.  I needed one person on-screen, two voice actors and a narrator; I could manage the props and things myself, with free stuff from Craig's List.  I have a solid script that has gotten positive reactions.  I couldn't get ONE person interested out of a group of about 15.

Blogger Wrangler October 27, 2016 1:42 PM  

Read Mike's article yesterday and it was DEAD on. When I listen to him talk (or write), initially I think he is just a little above average IQ dude - good guy, but nothing special. As I analyze the points he makes and apply them, I realized he has great insight. He is a total visionary and I've learned to think differently (better) because of him.

Anonymous Slowpoke October 27, 2016 2:22 PM  

The NRA is so effective because it is a media organization. They are one of the largest magazine publishers. They do news reporting in their magazines. Further proof that Cernovich is exactly right. Imagine if $500M of the billion Romney raised had bought media companies and set about changing them to conservative...

Blogger Basil Makedon October 27, 2016 2:42 PM  

I understand why the think tanks were formed -- essentially to mitigate against the converged University system. For some time, they were effective to a degree. For example, John Lott's "More Guns, Less Crime" was enormously influential and did a great deal to turn the tide on the right to self-defense. The Left is in a much worse position viz. self-defense than they were in 1990. That's great, but the White Paper is not an effective strategy for influence when our thoughts are limited to 140 characters.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) October 27, 2016 3:21 PM  

Imagine if $500M of the billion Romney raised had bought media companies and set about changing them to conservative...

If you read the big Bloomberg story on Trump's data team, that is exactly what Trump is doing.

Blogger Jack Morrow October 27, 2016 3:43 PM  

In Canada, The Rebel is an alternative to MSM that actually sends people to report on things, such as the violence committed by Syrian "refugee" children against Canadian children in schools:

http://www.therebel.media/

Blogger Student in Blue October 27, 2016 3:51 PM  

@53. Noah B

The biggest problem with any sort of website centered around videos is bandwidth and storage.

Unless you can figure out a way to drastically limit both without disgusting customers with shoddy quality, good luck getting anywhere without sucking the teat of some bigger company with money to burn.

Honestly the hardest part is the bandwidth. Storage can be kept from inflating to brobdingnagian proportions by instituting some sort of "clean-up" protocol, deleting videos from inactive accounts if they don't have a certain number of likes/favorites. But everyone wants the crisp, crystal clear 60fps 4k.

And experts have been working on video compression for... decades, now? It's not a simple fix.

Blogger Natalie October 27, 2016 4:01 PM  

I see people griping about Trump TV plenty on twitter, and I just want to grin and cheer. Folks have been complaining about the crooked left wing media for years, and now they're whining about someone with the resources to actually make it happen.

There is no pleasing these people....

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents October 27, 2016 7:11 PM  

@65
The NRA is so effective because it is a media organization.

The NRA is effective because it has millions of ordinary people as members who vote in primaries, unlike the Astroturf "Responsible Sportsperson" orgs that the leftards put up from time to time.

Think tanks were supposed to be an end run around the universities. Instead they have turned into mutual congratulation societies, a lot like NR.

Anonymous An Extremely Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than A Basket Of Twenty Deplorable Cents October 27, 2016 8:03 PM  

The think tanks that support open borders aren't capable of conserving anything, including liberty.

So they aren't libertarian or conservative. They're just sinecures for pseudo intellectuals.

Anonymous RickH October 28, 2016 11:03 AM  

Great idea. I just ordered mine. I appreciate Mike Cernovich, Vox Day, and everyone else who is taking steps to replace the "You can't say that!!" SJW institutions that have destroyed western civilization. Thank God for Castalia House and Infogalactic.

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