Thursday, June 08, 2017

Excerpt: Crisis & Conceit, 2006-2009

The following is an excerpt from my new book, Collected Columns Vol. II: Crisis & Conceit, 2006-2009. It is 630 pages and retails for $6.99.

Who’s really riding the weaker horse?
July 31, 2006

When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature, they will like the strong horse.
—Osama bin Ladin

In examining the events of the past five years, it is increasingly apparent that Western leaders and commentators alike have fundamentally misconceived the relative positions of the primary parties in this third great wave of Islamic expansion. While there are nearly as many grand strategic recommendations floating around the Internet as there are editorialists, it is intriguing to note that virtually none of the Western analysts have grasped the basic reality that from the perspective from which a clash of civilizations must be considered, it is the West that is the weak horse.

The overwheening confidence which so often colors statements from men such as bin Laden and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad always rings strange in Western ears. It stands so powerfully at variance with what we know of Western wealth, technology and military advantages that it seems to be indicative of false bravado at best, at worst, clinical insanity. The fact that this sort of thing sounds exactly like Baghdad Bob’s surreal rantings only makes it that much more difficult for anyone to take it seriously.

And yet, history is rife with examples wherein a wealthy or more technogically advanced society is defeated by its lesser rival. Despite its lack of a navy, the intrepid Romans defeated Carthage on both land and sea, while the technical superiority of its machine guns, tanks, submarines, rockets and airplanes were not enough to allow the Germans to overcome the allies in World War II. The knights of Western Europe lost numerous battles and a number of wars to Mongols, Magyars, Turks and Saracens even though none of their enemies could stand before an armored cavalry charge.

Neocon ravings notwithstanding, national will, (or more accurately, cultural will), is not the issue at hand here. The majority of Americans are largely indifferent to the Bush administration’s Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism while an ovewhelming majority of the rest of the West is openly against it. But most Muslims are similarly indifferent to this third round in the great clash of civilizations too. An anecdote from William Manchester’s biography of Winston Churchill is most informative in this regard:

During the early 1950s, when this writer was living in Dehli as a foreign correspondent, social scientists began a comprehensive poll of Indian villages to determine how many natives knew British rule had ended in 1947. The survey was aborted when it was discovered that a majority didn’t know the British had even arrived.

And while it might be tempting to dismiss those Indians as ignorant illiterates, it might be illuminating to ask your neighbor if he knows the name of his congressman, his state representative or his city councilman.

Christendom has twice previously endured periods of Islamic expansion and even managed to roll back Islamic gains with the Reconquista, and, more temporarily, during the Crusades. But that was when the Christian West saw Islam as an enemy and bitterly contested it on every side. Now, a secular West no longer sees itself as a player in the great game, but as a referee, and views Islam as being merely one of the various contestants.

The unavoidable challenge is this. In the same way that atheism provides no moral basis for an individual to resist evil, secular, religious-neutral government provides no practical foundation for opposing Islamic expansion. If Congress funds no mosques, neither can it prevent them from being constructed by militant Saudi Wahhabists. If the Supreme Court requires no one to pray towards Mecca, neither does it allow the banning of immigrants on the basis of a religious adherence to jihad. The range of options accessible to the leaders of the West are formidable; they are also irrelevant.

Bin Laden’s statement about horses can perhaps be best understood thusly: Unlike its Christian predecessor, the secular West is structurally incapable of resisting an Islamic expansion due to its demographic disadvantages and philosophical weaknesses. If this is an accurate characterization, one can only conclude, unfortunately, that bin Laden's statement is logically, historically and psychologically sound. Certainly the actions of the West’s leaders, especially those of the Bush administration, have done nothing to disprove the assertion, the establishment of a modern-day Kingdom of Acre in Iraq notwithstanding.

None of this means that Islam cannot be turned back a third time; it does, however, suggest that the concept of Western secularism is doomed to failure one way or another. Secularism does not inspire, it enervates. The spirit which led to the sapping of British spirit and the decline of the Raj has been at work in America for decades, it should surprise no one that the lion’s heir is following the mighty tracks of its predecessor.

The impotence of secularism is only the first of several realities that must be recognized if the West is to survive its third test of character. Here are some other important verities:
  • Democracy does not reduce radicalism or inhibit religion.
  • Exposure to Western culture does not eliminate radicalism. Even complete immersion in it does not guarantee its elimination.
  • Western shock and awe cannot impose permanant defeat upon an Eastern culture of retreat and regroup.
  • Technological proliferation is inevitable. This includes nuclear weapons.
  • Internal dissension, not external force, ends offensive expansion.
The West turned back the forces of an expansionary Islam twice before. Those hoping to see it turned back a third time would be wise to examine precisely how it was accomplished on the previous occasions.

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Blogger John Meyers June 08, 2017 8:18 PM  

It did seem a little odd that the file name was Crisis-and-Conceit-001.epub and .mobi.
At first I thought I ordered volume I!
But it is volume II.
Must be an issue in translating Roman numerals.

Blogger SouthRon June 08, 2017 8:18 PM  

This is why I've been here all these years. The strength to look into the darkness and proclaim the uncomfortable truth. The historical knowledge to recognize coming cycles and repititions. The willingness to offend all and sundry in the pursuit of understanding, truth and, Lord willing, wisdom. All the while educating and prodding forward the less informed, the honest but ignorant, and those needing their iron sharpened.

Well done, brother.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable June 08, 2017 8:30 PM  

That was a good 'un.

Anonymous polarbearballs June 08, 2017 8:44 PM  

I was thinking, since most Brits are "non believers" anyhow, it would only take about 10 percent of the White Male British population to "convert" to Islam and utilize essentially inverse political correctness to work their way through the culture and government to take control. They'd probably even get foreign funding and political capital from other nations.

They could institute Burkas for all those fat (liberal) white women, throw the white male cucks into cages, institute full sharia and eventually grow and sustain a superior white Muslim (in name only) culture--all the brown Muslims would simply be thrown into lower castes--the only thing that has EVER stopped that is the social conscience of Anglo-Saxons--once you remove the "otherness" of the other, you can do whatever you want.

It's the Valkyrie option--but it would completely inoculate the new usurpers (the Legacy Brits, taking back their own nation), who could claim, "excuse me, we're just Muslims cleaning up our country..."

Imagine a US tomorrow where EVERY SINGLE white person claimed to be Hispanic, and if doubted, petitioned courts to require EVERYONE to take DNA tests to establish their Indigenous and/or vs. Spanish ancestry.

Blogger Sam June 08, 2017 8:49 PM  

Wouldn't work. The problem with liberals cannot be solved by adopting whatever their pet cause is- do that and they simply move on to a new cause. This is why we have been on a leftward ratchet for the last 200 years.

Blogger paul scott June 08, 2017 8:52 PM  

Yes, a good sense of history to remind us that there have been three civilisation clashes. I'm new here, good to read South Ron 8.18 and the reference to sharpening the iron. Maybe also private enterprise. Our Governments are collaborators. Take May for instance who talked about " pluralistic values " Wow. what a hiding she is taking today

Anonymous ADAM June 08, 2017 8:55 PM  

Will there be a print edition as well?

Anonymous DonReynolds June 08, 2017 8:56 PM  

I will tread lightly, because this is not one of my usual themes, but it is one I feel important enough to pick up, at least by the clean end.

Secularism may be packaged as official atheism, such as the Soviet Union, or it could be packaged as multiculturalism, such as the Republic of France. Both would deny the role of the traditional church in their own country, one Orthodox and the other Roman Catholic, and both would fail to eradicate the traditional church....even with fire and the penalty of death or exile. Today, they remain secular governments, but in different ways. The French believe, as do many Americans, that religious freedom can only be guaranteed by keeping the government out of religion. For them, secularism is a positive expression of Freedom. In the modern Russian state, the Orthodox church is tolerated, but certainly not invited to resume its traditional role in Russian society. For the Russian, the issue is not Freedom but simply keeping the bear in a cage. They do not want the Orthodox church to recover it's former influence, but is willing to use force against restless Muslims within their own borders.

We know from certain writers, that the decline of Christianity in the West does not mean that there will be no religion. As one religion loses influence, we know that yet another religion will simply replace it. Christianity may be replaced by Pagan cults or Nature worship or even one of the competing religions...even though there are very few. Christianity itself has changed in my lifetime, from one of the most reactionary forces in society to one of the most progressive. How much can the modern church change and we still consider it Christian?

I agree that religious faith can make a people more aggressive against opponents that do not share the same faith. We have seen that in the past. We have also seen wars between people who shared the same faith. Freedom is certainly not a religious faith but it may be reason enough to resist an invader, who refuses to admit that human freedom is important. Freedom is worth fighting for and people will resist the spread of Islam...if for no other reason....than to preserve the Freedoms they cherish. Islam offers no human freedom and their purpose is to enslave the rest of us. That is worth fighting over.

Anonymous Raker Tooth June 08, 2017 8:57 PM  

What SouthRon said @#2.
Anyway, this might be related...There was a pretty cool blog called, the author, Kevin, God rest his soul, is deceased. There was a commenter there, named Kirk. Kirk an I have different outlooks on life, but about 100% of the time he had something interesting to say; even predictions of the future. One thing he was contemplating was whether young men of the west would get fed up with the gender role confusion in society as it is, and become interested in Islam for the sake of clarity and male domination in the household. He explained it better than I have.

Anonymous polarbearballs June 08, 2017 8:59 PM  

You don't solve it, you essentially do what von Stauffenberg tried in Germany--a group of committed men, instead of forming the Klan, merely agree to convert en masse to Islam--get deep into it, and even start their own Masjid(s)--imagine if Tommy Robinson did this with others? You start agreeing with and/or fighting to institute most of the Sharia that is good (like shutting white women up), segregated schooling, etc. The White Muslims could then ascend back into power (as they have any where they exist, including Jordan and Syria)--and run the show as "Muslims"...they could put a man on Mars before the UAE does it .

The current strategy is NOT working. They need to co-opt, amplify and control the river's swerve for the future.

Islam (like being Hispanic) is not like being NA/Amerind, where an actual lineage or blood amount matters--nor as drastic as being black vs. white. It's actually even easier to assume than being Hispanic and given the current political climate in the Western world, could completely inoculate it's new converts against a host of attacks they currently receive (mainly from white liberals, esp women).

Those Brits don't believe anything anyhow-imagine living without fear of being called out for anything you do or say. Whites are a lot smarter than these imports and could easily pull this off--and even get them to follow you--anyhow. It's a thought experiment I could never prove, but I'd bet it would work.

Blogger Stephen June 08, 2017 9:18 PM  

The second a significant number of white males take up Islam is the second feminists and other establishment leftists realize that Muslims too should be prosecuted for hate speech etc, but only the white ones of course.

Blogger Stephen June 08, 2017 9:21 PM  

You think you can use Leftists "principles" to trick them into supporting something good? Trick is on you the leftists have no principles, except that they hate all that good and beautiful and love all that is ugly and bad.

Blogger SteelPalm June 08, 2017 9:38 PM  

A very strong article. While you don't mention it explicitly, this lends considerable support to the idea that the West will require Christianity (and not the converged version) to defeat the jihadi invaders.

Which I also believe to be the case, in one form or another.

@9 DonReynolds

In the modern Russian state, the Orthodox church is tolerated, but certainly not invited to resume its traditional role in Russian society.

Are you fucking kidding me?! Nowadays, the Russian Orthodox isn't merely "tolerated"; it's extremely popular and trendy, with considerable support from Putin and the rest of the government elite.

In fact, the Eastern Orthodox church is likely more popular and influential now than it has been in over 100 years.

If you don't know anything about modern Russia, admit this, instead of talking out of your ass and making up bullshit.

Anonymous polarbearballs June 08, 2017 9:39 PM  

Naw, these same feminists haven't stopped anything Islamic. The problem is Venn diagram coverage--if white men became Muslim, it's not like women could criticize them for saying (in group settings, political forums, academic settings) the same things "dark" Muslims.

Hamza Yusef is a long-established White Muslim in the US, and he has never sustained any long term, or significant attacks--he started Zaytuna college in the Bay area--without consequence.

Plus, who would support the feminists? The guys from Iraq? The White guy down the street who has ALSO converted? The entire culture would shift--just as it has in Dearborn (albeit all Arab). NO ONE has sued a Muslim baker for not baking a gay wedding cake, even though a guy went around filming them denying his request and he posted it on YOUTUBE.

No one attacked Muslims for being against Gay marriage in California, although it was preached in every Masjid at every Jummah while it was up for debate.

If white men converted en masse and only married "Hijab" women, you'd see women convert as well and the entire social order return to correct gender roles. Nevermind the could lock up any terrorist you want, probably even hang them without a trial (just like they can and often do in Muslim countries).

Whites in Europe are constrained because they keep ceding emotional, cultural, academic and social territory to the "other". Once they either devalue the other; adopt the other; and AMPLIFY the other, that otherness is flattened across the social landscape, essentially making "all things permissible" again.

This guy of game theory is carried out all the time on the micro and macro level. BDS against Israel is basically this type of strategic move: Brown Arabs, with the backing of what are basically white Arabs, some liberals (including some Jews) and lots of assistance from Muslim corners of the world, have SUCCESSFULLY done to Jews what White Americans (and Brits) can't, which is target them as "just another group of whites that are fair game".

Jews have long been off limits in the US, morphing between "hello fellow white people" and "you can't hit me, I'm wearing glasses". The BDS movement, carried out by brownskins who are not constrained by white social conventions, basically calls out Israel (i.e. JEWS) for their "occupation" of a brown space. If it weren't for White cucks in the US (like Hannity) who always go on and on about the specialness of Israel, things like BDS would be completely successful and Jews would find themselves the target of the same kinds of attacks whites in the US are subjected to constantly.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 08, 2017 9:42 PM  

The secular left will beat Islam the same way it beat the cucks womanish hysteria and childish theatrics

Blogger Stephen June 08, 2017 9:45 PM  

Just looking at the situation now used to be only low status paranoid inbred red necks worried about Russian spies and McCarthy was a great villainous witch hunter who was going to be the next Hitler bringing an end to all freedom. Now that Russia is no longer a communist country bent on subverting and destroying the West. All the Leftist who used to get backing from the KGB are now denouncing anyone who does not want a nuclear war with Russia over the lack of gay pride parades as a traitor who should be executed up for treason.

They hate you not because you are Christian but because you are white, they only hate Christianity because it is a proxy for traditional European culture. If there was a Muslim denomination made up of white people working for white interests it would suddenly become the greatest terrorism threat of all time and proof of how any one to the right of the Democrat party are Russia backed traitors who should be executed for treason.

The mindset of the left is the mindset of the serial killer whenever they see a pretty white women they want to torture and kill her. They want to get rid of white men so all white women an be raped. They want all pretty people castrated so that only the ugly can breed because they hate beauty and love ugliness. Cucking pretty people into adopting brown babies and supporting the third world is just their consolation prize. They would like all pretty people to have their faces mutilated for the sake of equality.

Blogger SteelPalm June 08, 2017 9:49 PM  

@15 While slightly off-subject, I largely agree with your analysis of BDS. However, you're severely overrating its effectiveness or the supposed power of someone like Hannity to change it in the US. (Hannity appeals to older conservatives, not decision-makers or anyone under 40)

BDS hasn't been as successful in the US for several reasons (Evangelical Christians being one), but it's been wildly successful in Europe, where it's the official position of the EU and many individual governments, most notably Sweden and France.

Israel's response is to expand trade relationships with Russia, China, and India. So the same goods that would be shipped to Paris now go to Moscow, Beijing, and New Delhi.

Which, incidentally, is an example Britain and other nations trying to exit the EU would do well to heed when Jean-Claude Juncker and Angela Merkel threaten them.

Anonymous polarbearballs June 08, 2017 10:02 PM  

I absolutely agree that they hate us because we are white, not any of the other various reasons, what I am contending is, that like other forces before it--prevailing social forces can be ADOPTED to one's needs for the same original goal. Because the world has changed, and this is where historical analogies get difficult, and because Islam is an actual force on the planet, culturally and demographically like never before--Whites turning to Islam (if only in name/outward practice), will have a pairing ability and effect not found in other similar adoptions.

Take it to it's smallest level. You don't have to get crazy with it, or too extreme (after all, one strategy is merely a series of small steps in one direction): If you had a least sufficient facial hair to be recognizably adhering to the Sunnah of the Prophet (saws), and you threw on a thobe and went into the middle of your AVERAGE (not Berkeley) college campus and did what libs do--which is have a speech about a variety of topics but threw in a few "woe to the homosexual" comments and "and as the prophet tells us, women should be at home"--do you think for a minute some white female is going to get up in your face on cell phone camera screaming at you? What happens when you grow in numbers and are saying the same exact things as the brownskins? Even from the same Mosques (Masjids) as them, standing as brothers?

A white Muslim could very well be the next Mayor of London. You don't go too forceful, culturally, merely move in that direction..agreeing with say, segregated schools (which is a good thing)...eliminating affirmative action for white women in the work place...supporting stay-at-home mothering...

I think people vastly overestimate liberals commitment to anything other than simply power. They would CONVERT before they would be able to launch any meaningful resistance...they go with the stronger horse, and since Islam is a thousand years behind Western Man in most if not all ways (save technology), you could essentially return to a culture not unlike the 1500s in the UK.

Blogger RC June 08, 2017 10:06 PM  

This is why you joined me for Monday morning coffee every week from the day you started at WND. Excellent. The Yellow Bus remains the best and as our fifth and last finishes up her home education after these many long days (but very short years) its wisdom still speaks. And now four grand kids in and hoping for twenty, we're doing our part to keep the remnant ready.

Blogger Whisker biscuit June 08, 2017 10:13 PM  

Just bought this and Innocence and Intellect. My weekend is set.

Blogger Stephen June 08, 2017 10:22 PM  

Never heard of Hamza Yusef so I bet most leftists have not either. he is allowed to get away with stuff because he is insignificant and can be ignored if white Muslims ever become a threat to the left that will change. Arabia is a brown place even duskier than the Semitic origins of Christianity. How can you have white nationalism when your prophet is an Arab? Islam has always been a force for the mixing of races.

Blogger Phillip George June 08, 2017 10:22 PM  

What! Candle lit vigils haven't got them on the run?

I don't feel betrayed by muslims. They are the demoniacs they always have been.

Betrayal comes from MSM and "conservatives" and every "virtue signally fake christian".

Anyone who has equated Christianity to Islam is the subtle slithering end of "kill steal and destroy".

Aurelie Chatelain killed because she didn't look muslim. Her killer is housed and fed on Euro Taxes. The virtue signalers are then accessories before and after the fact, of murder.

"known to police" "known to MI5" "known to ....authorities that imported the problem, created the problem..."

accessories before the fact, are not, this day, answering for their apparent crimes [against humanity].

Name and Shame? those wheels may turn and grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine....

Today the MSM are still covering those crimes. Covering not exposing.

Blogger plishman June 08, 2017 10:29 PM  

The logical limit where resistance - or at least (from Christians) non-compliance (or as we say, Witness) - must occur is the point at which the set of legally permissible acts in society becomes smaller than, or to a greater or lesser extent disjoint from, the set of moral acts.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab June 08, 2017 10:37 PM  

No. I'm not Muslim. Jesus did not ransom my soul so that I could cast it away play acting at Muslim.

I'm disappointed that any man could think for a second the way to beat globalist politics and religion is to join the globalist political religion.

Anonymous polarbearballs June 08, 2017 11:03 PM  

Deceit is found throughout the OT to achieve an end. Just as it would be permissible to lie to a Nazi to hide a Jew, to pretend your wife is your sister, to claim you are your brother (and receive a blessing from your father and GOD himself); to enter a foreign camp and kill the enemy recovering from circumcision/partying. I am not saying I would do it, or that any one in particular could, but as I said, since most Brits are non-believers anyhow--they could just as easily assume whatever the trend religion is, to take back control.

Anonymous gxg June 09, 2017 1:13 AM  

Globalists would treat white "Muslims" with the same respect and deference they show conservative women. (See Ann Coulter or Sarah Palin for examples.) As a bonus, white Muslims would be scolded for cultural appropriation.

We don't need to become Muslims. We need to become Crusaders.

Anonymous krymneth June 09, 2017 1:31 AM  

The problem with playacting as Muslim is that it is not the Muslimness that is truly drawing the Left, in their instinctive pursuit of their rabbit strategy. It is their status as outsiders, and strong outsiders. You can't make yourself a more outside outsider and a stronger outsider than they already are.

(If you have not picked it up already, pick up Anonymous Coward's "The Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics".)

I don't know how exactly they would rationalize persecuting the new "White Muslims". But I guarantee you they would. You would be giving up massive territory for less than nothing.

Blogger Phillip George June 09, 2017 2:46 AM

Je Suis Nigeria???
What are the chances the Eiffel Tower will be in the Nigerian colors tonight?

An: Nil

As little as yesterday the were trying to call the Russian-Hack-Comey story bigger than Watergate.

But as for covering the daily slaughters by Muslims?

Today it's "Is Trump closer to obstruction of Justice?"

A little religious slaughter in a former colony isn't news. Russia theoretically having a preferred candidate is the hanging offense.

Koran reading Muslims only want to kill you. BBC.COM want to do you slowly before they hand you over to the people who want to kill you.

Whom the gods would destroy they first make crazy.

The MSM are deadly, like accessories before the fact are enablers.

At the next slaughter will anything change? How powerful will the next candle lit vigil be? So let's all do nothing; they hate shows of undivided unity like a group of people doing nothing.

Blogger Phillip George June 09, 2017 3:03 AM  

Theresa May and Sadiq Kahn etc. Keep on sending strong messages. Strong messages of unity, undividedness and "defiance"

Theresa May got her strong reply back again.

The real winners today: Macron/Merkel/Islam
All three will interpret this as vindication.

Blogger Phillip George June 09, 2017 3:12 AM  

or is this naive?
Was Theresa May the "remain sleeper cell"

who just hoaxed all Britain.

Anonymous Anonymous June 09, 2017 5:16 AM  

Stephen wrote:
They hate you not because you are Christian but because you are white, they only hate Christianity because it is a proxy for traditional European culture.

Demonstrably false. Also, there's really no such thing as 'traditional European culture', there is only Christian culture.

The leftoids claim that partial-birth abortions and public gay sex is 'traditional European culture', and they're not entirely wrong.

If there was a Muslim denomination made up of white people working for white interests it would suddenly become the greatest terrorism threat of all time and proof of how any one to the right of the Democrat party are Russia backed traitors who should be executed for treason.

I have no idea what you mean by 'white interests'. Certainly I have no 'interests' in common with abortionists and homosexuals.

That said, fortunately, we can test your assertion. A white Muslim denomination does, indeed, exist. Chechnya is white and didn't become a 'terrorism threat', the leftoids love Chechens and give then welfare, citizenship and legal immunity to bomb marathons.

Blogger The Kurgan June 09, 2017 5:30 AM  

Polarbearballs is either an imaginative troll or someone who enjoys LSD.

Anonymous polarbearballs June 09, 2017 7:53 AM  

Haha, no, not at all, I simply think that the current tactics are not working and that adopting and amplifying the opponents' tactics, narrative or facade is a legitimate strategy. For the guy who said he had no idea who Hamza Yusef was, go to InfoGalactic, the fact that you have not heard of him, proves my point. He basically thinks everything a Right-Winger thinks (is against Gay marriage, abortion, etc).

Not a SINGLE Masjid was protested during (what was it, Prop 8?) over the gay issue in CA years ago.

I understand many think, well, if Whites become Muslims...fill in the blank. Negative. There are already millions of white Muslims, the only new thing would be the Anglo culture adopting it--and then running it.

Btw, if things go as they are, that may happen anyhow in the UK (and possibly France), at least facially--millions of whites becoming Muslims, outwardly.

Ataturk was white:

Whites will run anywhere they are found, as long as they don't let other whites get in the way--political correctness is the only thing keeping the Brits or Americans or pick your white group, from simply stating and doing the obvious.

Blogger VD June 09, 2017 8:11 AM  

I simply think that the current tactics are not working and that adopting and amplifying the opponents' tactics, narrative or facade is a legitimate strategy.

You're wrong in this particular case. And you clearly know very little about the history of Islam. There are no "current tactics". No one is fighting the current wave of Islamic expansion at all, in any way, except in Burma, Nigeria, China, and the Philippines.

Blogger Duke Norfolk June 09, 2017 8:24 AM  

krymneth wrote:(If you have not picked it up already, pick up Anonymous Coward's "The Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics".)

Hear, hear. Essential for understanding the underlying forces at play with the left.

Blogger Cail Corishev June 09, 2017 8:38 AM  

I simply think that the current tactics are not working and that adopting and amplifying the opponents' tactics, narrative or facade is a legitimate strategy.

It's not. You're talking about black-knighting on a society-wide scale, and that won't work. It's tricky enough to pull off in individual cases where the stakes are small. We've seen that plenty of times in Code of Conduct disputes, where a leftist is using the Code to beat up on anyone who mildly disagrees with her, and then a normal person puts in a complaint outlining how the leftist is clearly violating the Code left and right, and the admins say, "Nope, that doesn't count." If it were as simple as "use their tactics against them," men all over the country would be winning custody cases by telling judges about their ex-wives' abusive behavior. Doesn't work that way. You can point to a few individual cases where it works, but that doesn't mean it would ever be allowed to work in general. That's not what their rules are for.

You won't beat the deceivers by out-deceiving them. That's not to say you can't be deceptive; this isn't a cuckservative, "we'll defeat them by being more honorable" argument. Lying to them is fine, but a lie can't be the foundation of your strategy. That's their bailiwick.

Anonymous RedJack June 09, 2017 8:59 AM  

To win the war, you need to invade, destroy, and displace.

That is why I am sitting in Sioux territory and not worrying about one climbing in and scalping my wife. It is also why the I am looking at moving, as the dindu's are coming in and the local cops have been told to stand down.

I still have a few places left to go. But I look at Twin Falls, Idaho, and realize that those places are shrinking.

Anonymous Rfvujm June 09, 2017 10:26 AM  

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Blogger Matamoros June 09, 2017 12:41 PM  

@14 SteelPalm: Nowadays, the Russian Orthodox isn't merely "tolerated"; it's extremely popular and trendy, with considerable support from Putin and the rest of the government elite.

Being in Russia a lot, I would say DonReynolds is correct. Less than 2% of the population go to eucharist, though cultural orthodoxy is popular. So Russian Orthodoxy is more show than substance.

The Russian Orthodox Church (as are all Orthodox Churches) are State Churches, which the ruling elite use for their purposes, as is Putin.

Blogger VD June 09, 2017 12:44 PM  

We're now encouraging people to buy directly from Castalia. We're now working on adding functionality that will permit you to buy print books directly from us as well.

Anonymous BBGKB June 09, 2017 1:38 PM  

I have no idea what you mean by 'white interests'. Certainly I have no 'interests' in common with abortionists and homosexuals.

If Barney Frank and Lena Dunham want white children to be plentiful in the future more than you, you might be a cuckservative.

Blogger Good Will June 09, 2017 1:45 PM  

Baghdad Bob.

I'd forgotten about him! Funny guy!

"Tanks? There are no tanks here!" [Turns around and sees tanks.] "No, everything's under control. Those are OUR tanks." (At least that's what I remember.)

That guy was a priceless optimist. What ever happened to him?

Anonymous DirkH June 09, 2017 2:10 PM  

@33. polarbearballs June 09, 2017 7:53 AM
" Btw, if things go as they are, that may happen anyhow in the UK (and possibly France), at least facially--millions of whites becoming Muslims, outwardly.

Ataturk was white:

Atatürk is the wrongest example you could have chosen. First, he was probably a Dönmeh, a Cryptojew, second, he was of the opinion that Islam had to be obliterated in Turkey to create a modern nation state. Third, he was an alcoholic and died of it.

Blogger Lazarus June 09, 2017 11:19 PM  

Good Will wrote:That guy was a priceless optimist. What ever happened to him?

Just the usual

Blogger BarryCuda June 11, 2017 3:26 AM  


Long-time reader, first-time commentator: Were YOU actually in New Delhi in the 1950s?

Thank you.

Blogger Reed Schrichte June 12, 2017 2:13 PM  

What we are seeing is a just another manifestation of a classical reaction against technological and social progress i.e. secular humanism. Different from reactionary Christians in degree only, not in kind. I say let the radical Christians and Moslems duke it out again, maybe they will kill each other off.

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