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Friday, September 09, 2016

Gondor's choice

John C. Wright laments what he sees as internecine warfare on the Right in the place of a unified effort against the Left:
The Dems are merely the political arm of the darkness.

It was the Reds who invented the idea of Critical Theory, that is, accuse Christendom of each and every imperfection imaginable, especially in areas, such as race relations or the equality of sexes, where the criticism cannot exist outside Christendom. It was done to weaken confidence in Western institutions, especially the Church, the family, the marketplace, the townhall, the entertainment industry, the courts, the academy, and the press.

Over the decades, the press was captured partly and then fully, then the academy (which is now merely a seminary for Leftism), then the courts of law (which began systematically to undermine rule of law), and Hollywood (Sen McCarthy was right, and the Hollywood ten were commies) and then townhall (which was taken over by a donor caste of Leftwing millionaires, with whom Trump broke ranks and turned against).

Wall Street was basically bought and broken to the whip after the sabotage by the government of the housing market, the student loan industry, the motor car industry, and health care practice. The marketplace is firmly under Leftist control, which is ironic, since the millionaires learned that by funding politicians who denounce them, the millionaires can maintain their wealth and power and suppress free market competition.

The family was successfully smashed to bits among the inner city blacks, American Indians living on reservations, and poor whites. No fault divorce is to blame, and the normalization and celebration of sodomy is the victory lap.

The Anglican and Episcopalian denominations have spat in the face of Christ and embraced Caesar, and kneel to give oral sexual favors to the homosex lobby, so these congregations had declared their fealty to antichrist. The Roman Catholic Church, a fair and strong fortress, still holds out, but the press has decided on a policy of pretending Pope Francis is one of them, and many an unwary reader, including Catholics who should know better, are deceived.

The darkness is on the brink of absolute victory. The last few lamps are fluttering and guttering and the oil is scarce.

And there is still no organized opposition to any of this.

For a time, I had some hope in the voters electrified by Trump, but, like the Tea Party, both the mainstream conservatives and the newer movements and the treasonous establishment GOP have decided to fritter away their energy attacking and provoking attacks from each other. Instead of riding to the aid of Gondor, the Riders of Rohan decided this was the best moment to loot Minas Tirith.
What I think the estimable Mr. Wright has failed to observe is that the ideological Right has turned out to have considerably less intellectual integrity than most of us previously believed it to possess. Who would have imagined even one year ago that relatively high-profile conservatives such as Mark Levin, Bill Kristol, Ross Douthat, Russell Moore, and George Will would openly turn against the Republican candidate for President? (I know, Levin has since done a 180, but still.) Who would have thought that media conservatives such as (((Jonah Goldberg))), (((Cathy Young))), (((Jeff Goldstein))) and (((Ben Shapiro))) would take orders from Hillary Clinton, follow the lead of the Washington Post, NPR, the Atlantic, and the New Yorker, and launch a concerted assault on the ideological Right?

I suggest Mr. Wright has the analogy wrong. Gondor is under siege and divided, and in his despair, Denethor has thrown in with Mordor and Isengard and sent half his army to march with the orcs, the Uruk-Hai, and the Haradrim against Rohan and the remnants of the West.

The transition from ideological politics to identity politics is difficult to understand for many and even more difficult to accept for some, particularly those whose identities are complicated and whose connections are mixed. But that doesn't change the reality that the transition is upon us, is in increasing effect, and cannot be stopped or denied.

In fact, the only reason Hillary Clinton and the Left are still even in the game today is due to the 60-million strong invasion of the West by the orcs and the Haradrim. Two-thirds of whites support Trump. If the men of Gondor want to survive, if they want to defeat the armies of Mordor, they have to a) stop expecting Rohan to accept their outmoded and self-destructive lead, b) stop attacking Rohan for focusing on the primary issues rather than their preferred targets, c) focus on fighting the actual enemy.

Here is the essential strategic point. Even if you prefer ideological politics, the historical statistics, the polls, and the politics of the countries from which the immigrants have come all make it very clear that the only way to win ideologically is to get on board with identity politics.

I've been reading Charles Oman's incredible History of the Peninsular War. It's an incredibly detailed history; I'm still in the middle of Volume I of VII. One of the things that struck me most in my reading so far is that the most important French advantage over the Spanish was their artillery, as several of their sieges of Spanish towns failed for want of enough guns. It was also hard for all three armies, French, Spanish, and British, to come by enough horses and mules to transport the artillery; occasionally guns on both sides were left behind due to insufficient animals. However, despite the courage of the Spanish irregulars, who did not hesitate to try to defend mountain passes and river crossings against much larger French forces, I saw no sign that they ever focused their attacks on the horses pulling the guns in order to neutralize the element that posed the most significant danger to them.

In case the historical analogy is not sufficiently clear, immigration and diversity are the big guns of the Left. Without them, they cannot win.

In light of that, conservatives and independents must now choose for what and with whom they will stand: a diverse USA, globalism, and the Left, or a white America, nationalism, and the Alt-Right. There are no other meaningful options.

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136 Comments:

Blogger American Spartan September 09, 2016 7:15 AM  

Bravo Vox, Bravo.

Question, what do you think Trump can do/will do in his first 100 days?

Do you think he will get super majority in Congress come 2018?

Do you think their will be another major terrorist attack between now and election day?

Stay safe.

Blogger VD September 09, 2016 7:25 AM  

Thanks. Don't know. Probably not, but strong majority. Yes, possibly as soon as two days from now.

Blogger Bodichi September 09, 2016 7:30 AM  

It is great to see you and John disagree and not do what the left does. Either ignore the differences or get into a petty slap fest.

A debate between you two based on this analogy would be one I would pay to hear.

Anonymous Philipp September 09, 2016 7:34 AM  

"...conservatives and independents must now choose for what and with whom they will stand: a diverse USA, globalism, and the Left, or a white America, nationalism, and the Alt-Right. There are no other meaningful options."

Well said. That's indeed our choice, both in the U.S. and in Europe.

Anonymous DJF September 09, 2016 7:35 AM  

""""(Sen McCarthy was right, and the Hollywood ten were commies)"""

Just making a correction to a common error, the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)is who went after the Hollywood Ten not Senator McCarthy. McCarthy went mostly after Communists in government

Blogger Orville September 09, 2016 7:38 AM  

This resonates with me having just finished "Brings the Lightning". If you can't shoot the Indian, then shoot the horse he rides on. Deny their mobility.

Blogger Stilicho September 09, 2016 7:43 AM  

"Men of Harlech stop your dreaming, can't you see their spearpoints gleaming..."

Blogger Mountain Man September 09, 2016 7:44 AM  

Speaking of the Left:

http://forward.com/news/349362/is-donald-trumps-endorsement-by-88-retired-generals-a-secret-neo-nazi-code/

In a normal time I would think this was satire..but alas these are not normal times.
Their paranoia of these people brings to mind the line from China Girl by David Bowie: " visions of Swatiskas in my head"

Blogger FALPhil September 09, 2016 7:50 AM  

@7 Stilicho

One of my all time favorite movies. Not historically correct in several areas, but a cinematic masterpiece for war movie lovers.

Blogger guest September 09, 2016 7:51 AM  

I hate the alt-right because the alt-right hates me. That's the way Micks do it around these parts.

Anonymous M.W. Peak September 09, 2016 7:53 AM  

One of the things I enjoying seeing is how the Alt-Right position forces the conservatives and liberals to show their true colors. So much of the victory gained by the left was through the manipulation of language and emotion and dishonesty was their Trojan horse of choice.

I think of the Aes Sadai from the late Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. The truth an Aes Sadai says is not always the truth you hear.

Blogger Mountain Man September 09, 2016 7:53 AM  

I remember over a decade ago a hearing Michael Savage on talk radio saying that liberalism was a mental illness and the necessity for us to secure our borders and uphold our language and culture. At the time it seemed a bit over the top and extreme. Not any longer.

Blogger American Spartan September 09, 2016 8:07 AM  

Mountain Man wrote:I remember over a decade ago a hearing (((((Michael Savage))))) on talk radio saying that liberalism was a mental illness and the necessity for us to secure our borders and uphold our language and culture. At the time it seemed a bit over the top and extreme. Not any longer.

Funny how when thing get worse and worse the once "extreme" truth seems less and less extreme as it proves to be more and more true.

Blogger VD September 09, 2016 8:08 AM  

I hate the alt-right because the alt-right hates me. That's the way Micks do it around these parts.

And you think the Left doesn't? Really?

Anonymous 6184 September 09, 2016 8:15 AM  

"It was the Reds who invented the idea of Critical Theory, that is, accuse Christendom of each and every imperfection imaginable"

They are simply taking their lead from their true Master, who is known as the Accuser of the Brethren for a reason.

Blogger Johnny September 09, 2016 8:19 AM  

I am not apposed to going racist for reasons of virtue, but it may not be the best tactic. If it can be done, better to view other groups as flawed, distasteful or whatever, and then reject them only with regrets.

A lot of race policy in the US is nothing but street theater. For it to play out it needs a hero and a villain. The endless pandering to blacks makes them the hero. Instead of being against blacks, do what you can to knock the angelic halo off their head. In the nicest possible way of course.

Blogger VD September 09, 2016 8:20 AM  

I am not apposed to going racist for reasons of virtue, but it may not be the best tactic. If it can be done, better to view other groups as flawed, distasteful or whatever, and then reject them only with regrets.

Thanks, Napoleon. Do regale us with tales of your great tactical victories, that we might all learn from them.

Blogger Atomic Agent 13 September 09, 2016 8:33 AM  

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Blogger Johnny September 09, 2016 8:37 AM  

VD wrote:I am not apposed to going racist for reasons of virtue, but it may not be the best tactic. If it can be done, better to view other groups as flawed, distasteful or whatever, and then reject them only with regrets.

Thanks, Napoleon. Do regale us with tales of your great tactical victories, that we might all learn from them.


It does have the problem of implementation. Most of us have no real ability to do propaganda other than to talk to each other. The problem we have isn't integration, it is who they want us to integrate with.

Blogger Atomic Agent 13 September 09, 2016 8:40 AM  

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Blogger Johnny September 09, 2016 8:45 AM  

I would imagine they did not shoot the horses because they needed them for farming and didn't want to undo their food supply. The same thing came up with the Comanche Indians. When things got serious they did start shooting horses and on occasion it reduced the Indians to beggars. But then it was the Indian horses they were shooting, not their own plow horses.

Blogger Wanda Sherratt September 09, 2016 8:59 AM  

It's far too late to keep repeating the lie that the press is "pretending" that Pope Shitty is one of them. And that they'll "turn on him" any day now, when they realize that he's really Catholic. He IS one of them. The Left is evil, but it's not stupid, and like dogs sniffing each other's bottoms, it can recognize its own.

Pope Shitty the First is a stinking degenerate communist. He is the gleeful supporter of every one of the disastrous policies John Wright lists, and is doing his utmost to bring the Catholic Church to the same point of abject servitude as the Anglicans and Episcopalians.

I'm sorry to disagree with Mr. Wright on this, but I see this as a refusal to admit reality. Conservatives have been doing the same thing in politics for years. Every loss, every defeat, every step further down into the abyss was countered by a mantra about how wonderful the Constitution is, and how somehow there's a "real America" somewhere that doesn't believe in any of this bizarre stuff and is just waiting to step forward. Catholics now are numbing themselves with the same lie, that none of this is real. But it is real. I never would have converted to Catholicism if I'd been informed of how much lying would be required.

Blogger Robert Divinity September 09, 2016 9:04 AM  

The best possible outcome would be a Trump victory and a subsequent communist demand, which is granted, to have their own separate enclave in the United States (likely the Acela corridor). Several left-wing states threatened to secede when the hapless cuck GWB was elected. One only can imagine that impulse will increase after Trump prevails.

Blogger John Wright September 09, 2016 9:04 AM  

@5
I knew someone would notice the error, but I calculated that me point was clearer saying it that way than otherwise. " McCarthy was right; and also (as a matter that is related thematically but not related as cause and effect) the Hollywood Ten were commie infiltrators" would have been too awkward.

Anonymous Elipe September 09, 2016 9:05 AM  

Old-school conservatives throwing in their lot with Hillary just come off so much like how control freaks react when they realize they're not in control anymore.

The Old Right is a bunch of control freak Boomers who throw tantrums like toddlers when they don't get their way (or their bribe money).

Fucking Boomers. Has there ever been a worse generation to disgrace the Earth?

Anonymous kfg September 09, 2016 9:11 AM  

@24:

For what it is worth, that is the way I read it.

Perhaps from so much practice in reading the Second Amendment.

Blogger dc.sunsets September 09, 2016 9:12 AM  

I'm heartened that all this is a sign of a transition in process. The signals are mixed, and many on the field haven't quite figured out whose side they're on.

This will resolve itself, BY itself, in short order I think. Prechter's best book, IMO, was published in 1995. At the Crest of the Tidal Wave was a perfect title, albeit with the same level of temporal immediacy as Mises' Socialism published in 1922.

Blogger tz September 09, 2016 9:15 AM  

White American Patriarchial Nationalism, aka alt right is the one that believes in the rule of law, not different laws for each special snowflake. They believe in Western Civilization and with a few Paineful exceptions Christendom, but most importantly, winning because you need power to restore these things.

It isn't anti-black other than to demand blacks live up to white standards. They may be happier in Liberia or will clean up their act.

Molyneux noted White Christendom believes in universalism, thus the rule of law. The left has only cronyism, and only gained power with cronyism to the proletariat which they made moochers. It is not the nicest harem, but it isn't rape.

Blogger dc.sunsets September 09, 2016 9:22 AM  

@25, again with Boomer bashing. The seeds for this BS were mostly sown in the lead-up to 1913's trifecta of treason:
1. The Federal Reserve Act
2. The 16th amendment (income tax)
3. The 17th amendment (direct election of senators.)

Add free-floating the dollar (1964/1971) done by the "Greatest" Generation, who also raised the Boomers.

The Level 10 typhoon of the last 50 years was a long time in development, and the destruction it leaves in its wake will leave plenty of blame to spread around.

Semi-OT: notice that lots of Leftists don't care about property (they don't maintain their own, and are careless in their treatment of others'.) They really are all rabbits, and their actions reveal a belief in limitless resources (if someone steals or damages your property, who cares, it's endlessly replaceable.) They spend, spend, spend, but let the "fruits" of their shopping rust and rot, while carelessly slamming their car doors into the side of yours in the parking lot.

Blogger Johnny September 09, 2016 9:25 AM  

>>Semi-OT: notice that lots of Leftists don't care about property (they don't maintain their own, and are careless in their treatment of others'.) They really are all rabbits, and their actions reveal a belief in limitless resources (if someone steals or damages your property, who cares, it's endlessly replaceable.) They spend, spend, spend, but let the "fruits" of their shopping rust and rot, while carelessly slamming their car doors into the side of yours in the parking lot.

Often less acquisitive, and not so much they do not care about property but that they want your property.

Blogger Teri September 09, 2016 9:26 AM  

I get really tired of being thrown in with a bunch of liberals because of someone's marketing scheme. Do you really think someone born in 1948 has the same beliefs as someone born in 1964?

Blogger VD September 09, 2016 9:31 AM  

again with Boomer bashing

If you'd bashed them hard enough, we wouldn't have to.

I get really tired of being thrown in with a bunch of liberals because of someone's marketing scheme. Do you really think someone born in 1948 has the same beliefs as someone born in 1964?

Macro-societal generalizations are not about you, Teri. I am under no illusion that every Boomer hates his posterity and is hoping to die in debt without leaving any legacy behind except the knowledge that no one ever had cause to call him racist.

Blogger dc.sunsets September 09, 2016 9:34 AM  

Who would have imagined even one year ago that relatively high-profile conservatives such as Mark Levin, Bill Kristol, Ross Douthat, Russell Moore, and George Will would openly turn against the Republican candidate for President?

In 20/20 hindsight, it's predictable. These guys ascended to their Celebrity Pundit thrones during a specific Narrative. They played a specific role in that Narrative, the "loyal opposition."

The Narrative was the Book Cover for the Grand Supercycle Optimism Mania, 1981-2016(?). In retrospect it makes perfect sense that EVERY SINGLE MEMBER of the Pundit Caste, by being OF the Pundit Caste, would attack anyone and everyone who signaled the slightest hint that the Narrative was to change.

They are like palm trees standing on the shoreline as a once-in-three-centuries hurricane approaches, the storm surge arriving at the highest tide of the year.

By the time this transition ends, people will ask, "George Will? Who's that?"

Blogger Cataline Sergius September 09, 2016 9:35 AM  

The problem is difficult for some of us.

However, just because you have no interest in identity politics doesn't mean that identity politics aren't interested in you.

They clearly are quite interested in Whites indeed.

I was almost shocked when I finally saw a new TV show with a White on White love interest. I haven't seen that one for about two years now.

Although I haven't seen anything like "The Ranch"...well I can't think of anything I've seen like The Ranch.

I'll go with the Cons first.

The opening credits song is a butchered rendition of Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys performed by (*sigh*) Shooter Jennings. Waylon Jennings' son. It wouldn't be a promising start to any show.

The level of comedy itself is rarely exceptional. There are a few good genuine laughs per episode and the pilot was pretty much the funniest of all of them. Call it a mid-level comedy, if you liked That Seventies Show, you'll be happy with it.

Lastly there is a lot of profanity. If that bothers you, then this is not a a show for you. Also you should probably stop reading my fucking blog.

Pros: Everything else.

This is a show about Red State People and it's actually respectful of it's subject. Beyond respectful it's actually sympathetic. I was shocked as hell to see that. It's an accurate painting of rural life. The harshness is there. The small town squabbles. The country music that is everywhere. People with a lip full keying open a beer can so they can have a field expedient spittoon (always keep an eye on that can or just start drinking something else). Excitement about opening day. Endemic alcoholism, (hell I thought that was just my home county). The small town secrets that everyone knows. The Christian faith that is part of the background of everyday life. The underlying fabric of trust between neighbors.

In short, no. Cletus the Slack Jawed Yokel is not present.


This show is getting 45% negative at RottenTomatoes and you can tell that is all being driven by identity politics. 75% positive with actual viewers.

Blogger dc.sunsets September 09, 2016 9:38 AM  

@30 Often less acquisitive, and not so much they do not care about property but that they want your property.

I think you're talking about their pets. The leftists pulling the levers live in multi-million dollar houses, drive $120,000 cars and (the women, at least) acquire so much junk that they add significant demand to the construction of self-storage facilities as this year's fashions overflow their homes' cavernous walk-in closets.

Anonymous Broken Arrow September 09, 2016 9:41 AM  

Pretend for a minute you are a 28 year old, white male, Millennial. The current girlfriend you are banging had an abortion when she was 19, owes $24,000 in student loans for a worthless degree, and works as a receptionist for $16 and hour. You owe a little less but have been in and out of work since 2008. You have a college degree in Computer Science, but most of your money has been in manual labor after your job was outsourced, which is pretty good money when you can find the work. You have no health insurance, but are paying the Obamacare tax.

You tried a contemporary church service last year as a friend of yours finally got you to go. It was effectively a Christian soft rock concert with low lights and a laser show for the first 30 minutes, then a guy with a beard, blue blazer, and jeans came out to tell the people for 30 minutes that they need to "Get under God's Umbrella of blessing" with a long checklist for everyone to do that week. The only other things you remember were that the good coffee was free, and that enjoying pornography is apparently the worst thing you can do. Before that you went to your Catholic cousin's first communion and they said a bunch of stuff in Latin you didn't understand and somehow the priest managed to bring up abortion which made your girlfriend cry afterwards. You don't dislike God or the church, but neither has ever really helped you from what you can tell.

You actually do live in your mom's house, as your parents were divorced years ago, she works a lot as a nurse and has a boyfriend she stays with, so you have the place to yourself most of the time. Most days are spent on computer games and porn.

Now it's election season, and the Conservatives tell you that the biggest problem is there's too much government and regulations, we need lower taxes, if you oppose immigration you are a racist but we need to secure the border, they will fix Obamacare somehow, we need to fight a war in the Middle East, Israel is the greatest ally the US has ever had and needs billions in support, the Constitution needs to be saved, and the 2nd amendment is under attack. You agree with the last one as you own a shotgun, but barely care about the rest. You also remember that you went to a wedding of a gay friend of yours just last month and that the Conservatives wanted to deny them that ability.

********

In all seriousness, what the hell does "Conservatism" or a contemporary Christianity have to offer the above man?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan September 09, 2016 9:43 AM  

34 beat me to it.

It is why I say that cucks instead of wasting their time scolding us should fight the Left, at least for our lulz

Blogger VD September 09, 2016 9:43 AM  

In all seriousness, what the hell does "Conservatism" or a contemporary Christianity have to offer the above man?

No one will call him racist?

No, they will anyhow.

Blogger Demonic Professor El September 09, 2016 9:44 AM  

"In case the historical analogy is not sufficiently clear, immigration and diversity are the big guns of the Left. Without them, they cannot win."

Something that many of us can see, but many may still deny. The Globalists/Leftists don't see "diversity" as a thing in itself that's good - they are bioweapons meant to destroy infrastructure, cause chaos, and wreak havoc on stable communities.

To extend the Gondor analogy, it'd be like Denethor "hiring" a bunch of orcs and Haradrim to build bridges, become blacksmiths, and grow food. Only anyone with sense would know where the orcs' loyalty lies when Mordor's cloud covers the lands...

Blogger dc.sunsets September 09, 2016 9:44 AM  

If you'd bashed them hard enough, we wouldn't have to.
You know damn well that Reality is going to bash the living daylights out of them. At least some of younger people are already adjusting to diminished expectations. The crash-and-burn phase of this epic reversal will fall hardest on those who lived their entire adult lives in the bubble.

I've maintained all along that by the time the lows finally arrive, walking near tall buildings will be extremely hazardous, given that it will be raining men. (wink to Steve.) I figure murder-suicides will rise to the 3rd leading cause of death as all those divorced Boomers settle their scores on the way out.

Blogger Demonic Professor El September 09, 2016 9:46 AM  

Post: I'm also surprised that the "Return of the King" film has not come under more fire as of late, with that whole line "men of the West."

The books have had some criticism here and there along those lines, but I haven't seen any mainstream criticism of LOTR on anti-Western lines...yet...

Blogger Samuel Nock September 09, 2016 9:54 AM  

Vox: Awesome, stirring post.

On other good stuff out there, the following link is probably the best "normie" (non-explicitly-alt-right) article I have read in favor of Trump:

http://www.claremont.org/crb/basicpage/the-flight-93-election/

Anonymous Spartacus xxxxx September 09, 2016 9:59 AM  

guest wrote:I hate the alt-right because the alt-right hates me. That's the way Micks do it around these parts.

Hey Mick, you can get an excellent one-minute hate recharge from Hillary's excerpted speech- http://www.scifiwright.com/2016/09/hillarys-speech-on-the-alt-right/

Hate on, Hater.

Anonymous kfg September 09, 2016 10:11 AM  

@29:

The gold was gone before the Boomers were born. The silver was gone before they could vote.

If they lived on credit, it's simply because that's all there was to live on by that point.

"They spend, spend, spend, but let the "fruits" of their shopping rust and rot . . ."

While simultaneously lauding themselves for opposing consumer culture.

I have termed this behaviour Anti-Materialist Hyper-Consumption.

Anonymous Elipe September 09, 2016 10:14 AM  

What kind of idiot would I be to bash every individual Boomer? Yet every time someone speaks up about the Boomers and how they abused all their freedoms to shit on their kids, the NABALTs come out of the woodworks.

If you're one of the "good Boomers", you will keep your mouth shut; if you're as good as you think you are, then the trash-talking should be going over your head.

But no, EVERY time, you just have to NABALT.

Sure, maybe the conditions for this present shitstorm we're in were seeded long before your immaculate, virgin birth, but who's in power now? Boomers. Who has had at least three decades to right the ship? Boomers. Who was the most numerous generation at the time? Boomers. Who's holding the door wide open for all kinds of third world filth to get in? Boomers.

Look, the fact you Boomers are piping up in defense of your shitty cousins PROVES that your kind ALWAYS makes it about yourselves - just like the control freaks I called you out on being in my first post here.

It has to be your way or the highway. Or Hillaryway, in this case. Control freaks.

As a Millennial, I understand perfectly I'm inheriting a huge mess. But do you know the difference between you Boomers and us Millennials? We're willing to Deus Vult. Meanwhile, Boomers are still "dude weed lmao" about Woodstock 50 years ago and raising the debt ceiling so they can keep spending money that's not their own to spend.

Blogger James September 09, 2016 10:16 AM  

>>> (Sen McCarthy was right, and the Hollywood ten were commies) <<<
I think the sentence is awkward but accurate enough, in that McCarthy was right, and, the Hollywood 10 were in fact commies. I always point out to those who don't know that Tailgunner Joe went after real commie spies in the Army, the State Dept, and the Executive Branch. People just don't seem to understand that the issue was not politics, but was instead about espionage, sabotage, subversion, and war by other means.

Anonymous Dale Warner September 09, 2016 10:20 AM  

I think that Mr. Wright suffers from a failure of narrative. It is obvious that he sees no sunlight, but it is not so obvious that he has bought into a narrative fashioned by our adversaries, one that celebrates our lack of understanding that it is necessary to attack back at the defamers, not treat their attacks as invitations to debate.

Here is the narrative activists preach on the West Coast to explain the situation in ways favorable to the diverse white American peoples and their long-range future prospects. This is a pre-boomer perspective.

First, around 1913 a vicious campaign of defamation roared up out of a new crowd of verbally sophisticated new-comers to America who didn't like the ideas in vogue at the time to the effect that this is a united nation, that "hyphenated" Americans were not Americans at all. The new crowd gathered its resources and launched a campaign to legitimize something they called "pluralism," an ideology that provided an equal space for their ideology and downgraded our attitudes toward a unified nation.

This campaign for an independent ideology rendered our national consciousness reduced to just another ideology about nation, state, culture, and patriotism. As an older person, I well recall the tail end of the new crowd's campaign in the Forties and Fifties which was to identify any preacher, pundit, politician, or professor who sought in speech or writing to defend the ideology of a unified nation -- they were met and overwhelmed by massive, dishonest hate speech and loathsome labels. That was all the new crowd did, attack anyone at all for failing to support the new idea called "pluralism." The diverse white American peoples simply lacked the intellectual tools to understand the motives and methods of the new crowd, and refused to attack back in a similar fashion, and by the early Fifties the new crowd had won the ideological debate. Now, of course, pluralism is spoken of as a "pillar of the Constitution" which is abject nonsense.

Then the Fifties saw the beginnings of similar claims by other demographics which emerged in the Sixties and Seventies as "multiculturalism." Inasmuch as multiculturalism was a weaponized tool for undermining decent diverse white American cultures, representatives of the latter cultures were not invited to participate and probably did not have an intellectual way of understanding multiculturalism in the sense meant by the new crowd.

In the Eighties and Nineties, full blown "multi-racialism" emerged with the arguments stacked up to seek some or all state authority resident in race (or some other major demographic like women as a class). In the Twenty Double-Oughts and Teens, the new crowd is promoting multi-nationalism, namely the re-tribalization of any demographic with a large enough voice to demand it.

This will usher in the age of devolution, the end of the Jewish Century, and unseat the dominant voice and legitimacy of the new crowd.

As former subjects of the Jewish Century (1913-2013), moving into an era of devolution of state legitimacy, then the only thing lacking is our own understanding of this narrative that eschews "old" language and pins the blame on the appropriate tribal array, and requires us to get busy attacking back finally, and to planning the institutions we will need when re-tribalized.

Isn't that narrative useful?

Anonymous Spartacus xxxxx September 09, 2016 10:21 AM  

American Spartan wrote:Bravo Vox, Bravo.

Question, what do you think Trump can do/will do in his first 100 days?


Maybe he will do what he says he will do. The first and possibly easiest move would be to enforce existing federal immigration laws. That might involve a purge at e.g. justice, many of whom might self-deport, as it were. He may call a conference with certain business leaders concerning the H1-B type programs. There will be some testing of waters which makes it impossible to predict much further out. There are also all sorts of executive orders to review.

The 100-day reference to FDR isn't a necessary frame, but it's interesting. The idea then was to stay inside the OODA loop of the opposition, which they did throughout (NRA fascism, packed USSC, gold fixing, etc.), not just the first 100 days. Trump obviously knows how to move like that too.

Blogger Johnny September 09, 2016 10:24 AM  

@39To extend the Gondor analogy, it'd be like Denethor "hiring" a bunch of orcs and Haradrim to build bridges, become blacksmiths, and grow food. Only anyone with sense would know where the orcs' loyalty lies when Mordor's cloud covers the lands...

Or for a less fictional example, the Roman Empire hiring barbarian tribes to be their army. It happened that at one point in time every last trooper in Italy was a German. For the most part the German barbarians said to have conquered Rome, but really they were more a non integrated minority.

Anonymous johnc September 09, 2016 10:24 AM  

I'll throw my cards in with Wanda @22. But one of the clear signs of the times is that the fences are being shaken. Hard enough to have people falling off to one side or the other. Hopefully we can all see that and recognize that, yes, the fences do need to be shaken before we can upend this mess.

If it was just happening in one sector of life it could be seen as merely a passing disruption. But to see fences shaken in nearly every European nation, and the United States, and the Church simultaneously? One must consider that something supernatural is afoot.

In all seriousness, what the hell does "Conservatism" or a contemporary Christianity have to offer the above man?

I've always found that a general rule of thumb is that if something is not worth dying for, it's not worth living for either.

Anonymous kfg September 09, 2016 10:24 AM  

" . . . who's in power now?"

David Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger.

In the 60s the Boomers were chanting that the Greatest, who had ruined everything and left them with a mess, should just up and die already.

They are still waiting.

Just sayin', so you know the layout of the pieces on the chess board you are left to deal with yourselves.

Blogger Johnny September 09, 2016 10:25 AM  

@30 Often less acquisitive, and not so much they do not care about property but that they want your property.

@35 I think you're talking about their pets. The leftists pulling the levers live in multi-million dollar houses...

My way of saying it is that I am focusing on the majority, not the phoney baloney leadership.

Blogger The Remnant September 09, 2016 10:27 AM  

It could very well be that preserving the nation is not the same as preserving the geographical entity of the United States as a nation-state. The American nation could find a new breath of life if one or more states secede, which has a good chance of happening if the execrable Hillary wins and the United States is hopelessly compromised.

Blogger B.J. September 09, 2016 10:33 AM  

It's hard to go to war with an enemy when half your population follows the enemy's religion.

Nidal Hasan, forced with the prospect of killing fellow muslims, turned his gun on Americans instead.

Conservatives believe in the religion of equality and feminism, they just think they could implement it better. They are fully cowed and legitimately aghast when they are accused of heresy by the left's inquisitors. Faced with fighting their own religion, they defect instead.

The rot goes deep.

Anonymous kfg September 09, 2016 10:40 AM  

@30:

A man who is envious sees you driving a Ferrari and wishes he had a Ferrari.

A man who is jealous sees you driving a Ferrari and wishes you didn't have a Ferrari.

The left is not envious, they are jealous. They don't want your property, they want you not to have it.

Neighbor's goat too, must die.

And they are not less acquisitive. Their acquisitiveness is an order of magnitude above anything that's every been seen before (hence Hyper-Consumption).

They don't own anything, and have virtue signalling contests over how minimalist their lifestyle is, but it isn't because they don't acquire. It's because everything they acquire just gets tossed into a black hole in short order.

There time perception is such that they measure historical eras in iPhone releases.

I still own things I acquired in the 50s. I also own things that my ancestors acquired circa 1850.

They own nothing more than two years old.

Blogger dienw September 09, 2016 10:44 AM  

Fucking Boomers. Has there ever been a worse generation to disgrace the Earth?

Yes, yours. Now grow up.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents September 09, 2016 10:49 AM  

John C. Wright uses a lot of words to say not very much, and nothing that is news to anyone who has been paying attention.

He's very distressed that the politics of ideas, which ought to work, don't work any more; the alternative scares him, and he doesn't like it. I'll leave aside his faith issues; I'm not Catholic and to me Francis is just another South American Peronist, nothing he's said or done has been much of a surprise.

In a way, Wright's essay is an extended bit of mourning for the 20th century, for ideology vs. tribal thinking. I understand that completely. But the situation is what it is, not whatever we wish it would be.

By now it should be obvious to anyone who can Notice that the left is engaged in a long term campaign of population replacement. Whether ideological or tribal or racial, it's obviously happening.

Opposing that campaign is patriotic. Because turning the US into a mishmash of Mexico-Guatamala-El-Salvador-Haiti will make Wright's ideological position moot. Totally moot. Subnormal IQ Socialists will vote for "mas stuff", period.

Trump is the nominee. Period. Either support him actively or support Hillary and the uniparty tacitly. That's the choice.

Anonymous kfg September 09, 2016 10:49 AM  

"It could very well be that preserving the nation is not the same as preserving the geographical entity of the United States as a nation-state."

Having been there I view the contemporary eras somewhat differently than many.

A great generational divide happens in the middle of the Boomer generation.

It is the divide between those who remember having to change all the flags because the geographical entity of the United States had changed and those who do not.

It is those who do not, the younger people, who have conservative ideas about a US "Homeland."

It is natural that people tend to think what whatever fad popped up right about the time they developed self-awareness is simply the right and proper ordering of the universe.

Just try to take a smartphone away from a kid who has had one since he was two years old.

Anonymous BGKB September 09, 2016 10:50 AM  

what do you think Trump can do/will do in his first 100 days?

Offer a pardon to anyone who kills a drug dealer, MS-13 facial tattooed banger, or illegal who has taken an American life. 1/2 of illegals would flee before inauguration day. Wouldn't it be funny if the President of the Philippines got the idea from reading this blog.

trumps-endorsement-by-88-retired-generals-a-secret-neo-nazi-code/In a normal time I would think this was satire

Not only that but his 14 ex wives support him also.

I hate the alt-right because the alt-right hates me. That's the way Micks do it around these parts

Even Faggots would rather have Churchill's England than Sharia law.

You also remember that you went to a wedding of a gay friend of yours just last month

I am calling BS there are not that many gay weddings.

Related The data showed that, as entering college students, 23% of millennials identified as leaning far right, compared to 17% of Baby Boomers and 22% of Generation Xers.
http://www.amren.com/news/2016/09/millennials-more-conservative-than-you-may-think/

Anonymous kfg September 09, 2016 10:57 AM  

"23% of millennials identified as leaning far right, compared to 17% of Baby Boomers and 22% of Generation Xers."

It is part of the process of dividing into Eloi and Morlocks.

Depending on who you ask, we are either the most obese generation ever, or the most lean and fit (sometimes to the point of obsessive self-destruction) generation every.

And they're both right.

What is disappearing is the spectrum between the two states.

Blogger VD September 09, 2016 11:06 AM  

In a way, Wright's essay is an extended bit of mourning for the 20th century, for ideology vs. tribal thinking. I understand that completely. But the situation is what it is, not whatever we wish it would be.

I tend to see it that way too. But what the Alt-Right needs to remember is that we need to allow conservatives their time and space to grieve. Only shoot back at those conservatives who attack us, and even then, understand that some of them may come around in time.

We'll be here when their grief turns to rage and they join us.

Blogger dc.sunsets September 09, 2016 11:07 AM  

@45 Elipe

Sorry, kid. I didn't realize I sat on your teddy bear.

I just find it hilarious to see one rant after another blaming scapegoat this and scapegoat that, surrounded by trees but oblivious of the forest.

BTW, if I were you I'd blame Gloria Steinem for your being incel.

Blogger dc.sunsets September 09, 2016 11:15 AM  

@61 Rank-and-file conservatives (not their cuck pundit caste) are like libertarians in that they believe their ideology could have worked, but just didn't get a fair hearing. They weep not for what is, but what could have been. Left or "right," ideology in the end denies Nature. It was just the audience going along with a great David Copperfield illusion.

From the Enlightenment through the American Revolution, and from the French Revolution through the rise and fall of communism, we've had a long time to debate ideology. The return to tribalism is probably the biggest disappointment in most politically-engaged people's lifetimes.

Blogger American Spartan September 09, 2016 11:16 AM  

The Remnant wrote:It could very well be that preserving the nation is not the same as preserving the geographical entity of the United States as a nation-state. The American nation could find a new breath of life if one or more states secede, which has a good chance of happening if the execrable Hillary wins and the United States is hopelessly compromised.

We take back every state, and deport the hordes/marxists, etc this is OUR nation, theirs.

Anonymous kfg September 09, 2016 11:19 AM  

" . . . they believe their ideology could have worked, but just didn't get a fair hearing."

Ideal models are nice and all, but even deep space isn't actually frictionless, you're going to bump into a particle now and again.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents September 09, 2016 11:28 AM  

@63 dc.sunsets
From the Enlightenment through the American Revolution, and from the French Revolution through the rise and fall of communism, we've had a long time to debate ideology.

Ideology is something that only a higher IQ population can afford to indulge in. Therefore, it is a luxury. Not a necessity.

Anonymous Thales September 09, 2016 11:31 AM  

Speaking of the Left:

http://forward.com/news/349362/is-donald-trumps-endorsement-by-88-retired-generals-a-secret-neo-nazi-code/


88 is also amateur radio code for "love and kisses".

Anonymous Elipe September 09, 2016 11:39 AM  

BTW, if I were you I'd blame Gloria Steinem for your being incel.

"Dude Woodstock lmao! I had lots of sex there!"

Boomers, every time.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents September 09, 2016 11:39 AM  

libertarians in that they believe their ideology could have worked, but just didn't get a fair hearing.

Something like libertopia has existed a few times. White Protestants, either Scot-Irish or Dutch, far away from any central authority, selecting their own judge, leader and preacher from among their own kind. It never survived contact even with other whites from west of the Hajnal line.

I used to ask Libertarians "What if there's a minimum IQ required to make libertopia work?". That convo has never gone anywhere, not online, nor IRL

It is remarkable how many above-average IQ people refuse to believe that IQ exists.

Blogger CarpeOro September 09, 2016 11:42 AM  

To be honest, I've felt like I've spent the last three decades in the political wilderness. I went from Republican, to conservative, to libertarian. WND helped make clear that the Tea Party was going to go nowhere. I'll have to see if the Alt-right is a phase also. I don't bother to label myself with others when discussing the current state of affairs - I simply look for the points of concern in common and try to steer them toward the side of civilization. At present the only ones that are supporting that without so many caveats that they surrender the point to the barbarians is the Alt-right. As has been mentioned, I have many friends that are conservative still simply because they haven't followed things through to the logical conclusion. Patience with them is required. For the Left, the gap will likely require harder lessons.

Anonymous That Would Be Telling September 09, 2016 11:43 AM  

@32 VD:

I get really tired of being thrown in with a bunch of liberals because of someone's marketing scheme. Do you really think someone born in 1948 has the same beliefs as someone born in 1964?

Macro-societal generalizations are not about you, Teri. I am under no illusion that every Boomer hates his posterity and is hoping to die in debt without leaving any legacy behind except the knowledge that no one ever had cause to call him racist.


And @58 kfg:

A great generational divide happens in the middle of the Boomer generation.

It is Not Even Wrong to apply an arbitrary demographic label to a couple of sets of people from radically different cultural generations, the later one most often called Generation Jones.

We have all but nothing in common with the cultural Baby Boomers. Our parents were from the Silent, not "Greatest" Generation. JFK's assassination and the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, generally labelled as the starting points of the "Sixties"? Most of us are too young to even remember them as they happened. The Vietnam War? The draft was long over before it might worry us, and the war itself, pretty much.

Our touchpoints are things like Apollo 11, Nixon, the malaise of the '70s, the less than stellar economy when we entered the workplace, and so on.

The Clintons are cultural Baby Boombers, the Obamas are Generation Jones, although of course both are of the (hard) Left and that obscures a lot of differences.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents September 09, 2016 11:44 AM  

VD
But what the Alt-Right needs to remember is that we need to allow conservatives their time and space to grieve.

Fair enough. Processing the Kubler-Ross sequence isn't done overnight.

We'll be here when their grief turns to rage and they join us.

As long as they don't slide back into "Muh Ideology!" fits too often, that will work.

Anonymous johnc September 09, 2016 11:48 AM  

"Dude Woodstock lmao! I had lots of sex there!"

Boomers, every time.


For some reason that reminded me of the guy who walks down the grocery aisle poking open all the packages and taking a piece for himself. And then the supermarket owner wonders why his goods aren't selling.

Buy it before you poke it. The entire grocery store doesn't cater to your "uncontrollable" impulses to be instantaneously gratified at everyone else's expense.

Anonymous kfg September 09, 2016 11:49 AM  

@69:

If only the rabbit didn't have to share an environment with foxes, it would be the apex predator.

Blogger Latigo3 September 09, 2016 11:54 AM  

Well even though my skin color is brown, my grandfather on my father's side was from Germany. So in sticking with the identity politics of the 21st Century, I identify as WHITE!





Anonymous Gen. Kong September 09, 2016 11:56 AM  

Mr. Wright also suffers from a failure to grasp the historical timeline of the leftist takeover.

The enemy forces controlled vast swaths of territory by 1950 - the fruit of serious efforts started in the 19th century. By 1870, the right of states to leave the union - a major restraint on Federal power - was abolished and half the country destroyed. Churchians whose god was either golden dindu or plain gold were engaged in lawless seizure of property and looting of a defeated south occupied by federal armies (until 1877). Amendments 13-15 redefined citizenship and expanded the franchise (thus enabling waves of immigrants with no comprehension of the 'Rights of Englishmen' and the whole thrust of the founding documents to vote, along with Negroes).

The drive for prohibition and female franchise commenced in the wake of this first enemy victory. By 1920, Wall Street was largely under the control of a (((genocidal debt-racketeering cartel))). Their paid-lackeys, after leading the nation into a war (1914-18) whose main purpose was to enrich their bosses and destroy the few remaining powers not controlled by the cartel (Russia, Austria, to a lesser extent Germany), had enacted the following: Federal Reserve Act - handing over the issue of money to (((counterfeiting cartel))), amendments 16 (Income tax, 1913), 17 (popular election of Senate, final abolition of state rights, 1913), 18 (prohibition), 19 (female franchise).

The 1920s saw the first great credit bubble created by the racketeering debt-gang, whose (((relatives))) also took over media and culture then. The Protestant churches in the US saw the next wave of infiltration (on the heals of abolitionists and prohibitionists) by apostates (to paraphrase Barnhardt: none of the cool folks actually believe in that old (patriarchal, rayciss) bullshit) along with the next wave of infiltration of the Catholics (gays in the seminaries). The bubble crashed in 1929, further consolidating control of wealth in the hands of the (((cartel))) and their Masonic friends, setting the state for Amurika's golden-voiced Lenin-in-a-wheelchair and his Trotskyist spouse. By 1940, the Marxoid regime of FDR and its congressional lackeys had managed to order confiscation of privately owned gold (1933), pass federal gun control (1934) the social security ponzi scheme (1935), Section 8 housing (1937), control of farming (1938). The 1942 Wickard ruling by the Supreme Court established that a "citizen" of the entity known as the United States no longer had the right to grow food on his own land for his own consumption - because interstate commerce. FDR also managed to involve the country in another expensive and bloody war because Germans rose up against being ruled over by the (((debt-racketeering cartel))), and the megalomaniac in charge thought a vast continental empire would be a good idea.

There has been no serious opposition to any of the gradual imposition of totalitarianism funded by tax-farming for a debt-racketeering cartel since Nathaniel Bedford Forrest laid down his sword in the late 1870s. The Republicans, pretending to oppose this agenda starting in the 1930s, (naturally) completely forgot to actually roll back anything when they theoretically had the power to do so by control of congress (late 1940s, 1995-2007, 2011 forward), or the nominal executive (1869-1913, 1921-33, 1953-61, 1969-77, 1981-93, 2001-09).

The Catholic Church was poisoned by 1958 (Vatican II) the mainline Protestants before 1950. The Churchians and conservatives Mr. Wright still thinks of as 'allies' have not conserved a damned thing. They can't even conserve a women's bathroom. The "free" governments of the west are nothing more than a Banana Empire - lawless, genocidal and evil to the core.

Blogger guest September 09, 2016 12:08 PM  

Vox wrote: "And you think the Left doesn't? Really?"

The left hates Christians. I'm a goner.

Blogger Danby September 09, 2016 12:10 PM  

kfg wrote:" . . . who's in power now?"

David Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger.



Hillary went from Goldwater Girl to Rockefeller scion in 20 years.

Blogger Martin Gregory September 09, 2016 12:18 PM  

And Albert Speer said if Allied bombing were concentrated on power stations Nazi Germany wld have lasted only one month.

Anonymous Gen. Kong September 09, 2016 12:28 PM  

VD:
One of the things that struck me most in my reading so far is that the most important French advantage over the Spanish was their artillery, as several of their sieges of Spanish towns failed for want of enough guns. It was also hard for all three armies, French, Spanish, and British, to come by enough horses and mules to transport the artillery; occasionally guns on both sides were left behind due to insufficient animals. However, despite the courage of the Spanish irregulars, who did not hesitate to try to defend mountain passes and river crossings against much larger French forces, I saw no sign that they ever focused their attacks on the horses pulling the guns in order to neutralize the element that posed the most significant danger to them.

In case the historical analogy is not sufficiently clear, immigration and diversity are the big guns of the Left. Without them, they cannot win.


This is an excellent analogy. To carry it further, the conservatives and the Churchians are the horses and mules who haul the left's big guns. Our first target in stopping the enemy advance is to destroy their logistics - disable and destroy the horses and mules carrying the enemy's big guns.

Blogger pyrrhus September 09, 2016 12:38 PM  

Professor Bruce Charlton on the demonic conspiracy..http://charltonteaching.blogspot.com/2016/09/2016-establishment-doubling-down-on.html

Anonymous Elijah Rhodes September 09, 2016 12:43 PM  

VD wrote:In a way, Wright's essay is an extended bit of mourning for the 20th century, for ideology vs. tribal thinking. I understand that completely. But the situation is what it is, not whatever we wish it would be.

I tend to see it that way too. But what the Alt-Right needs to remember is that we need to allow conservatives their time and space to grieve. Only shoot back at those conservatives who attack us, and even then, understand that some of them may come around in time.

We'll be here when their grief turns to rage and they join us.


Although the red pill is an apt metaphor for taking the rosy glasses off, it rarely happens at once. For most of us it's a lengthy process. The big red pill gets swallowed in little bits over time.

Someone here the other day mentioned the Kugler-Ross stages of grief as a good way to describe what we are seeing from conservatives. Many of them can't parse what is happening in a way that doesn't make them feel bad so they reflexively recoil.

So I agree with you, Vox. Oftentimes patience is the prescribed medicine.

Regarding Levin: I suspect he has seen a decline in his audience (and he's certainly witnessed the implosion of Beck), so his support for trump likely stems from self-preservation. Does anyone doubt that if the Never Trump movement had not fizzled he'd still be cheerleading it?

Blogger clk September 09, 2016 12:44 PM  

I always wonder about these LOTR analogies ..sure, you pull the names of the various peoples but do you think about the greater analogy ? ... In the LOTR the good guys maintain their values even in the light of certain defeat. They never compromise or adopt the methods of their enemies. They will march to certain death to maintain honor and will sacrifice their lives to protect the weak and provide mercy and care for even their enemies. In the end the only hope of victory of the west was with the help of the Valar and ultimately Eru.






Blogger Leo Littlebook in Shenzhen September 09, 2016 12:44 PM  

It's horribly dehumanizing the way certain rogue Riders of Rohan engage in vigilante lancing and orc bbq.

Don't they know that orcs have the imago dei, being partially descended from elves? Some of them make excellent gladiators, butchers and cops. I even know a quarter-orc who can read from a teleprompter!

Thankfully, between Denethor's madness and Rohan's (((Wormtongue))), the inundation of the Shire in goblins is almost complete. The place is already looking positively vibrant. These hardworking immigrants have contributed to an industrial boom, with new sawmills, tanneries, and ethnic restaurants opening, the latter featuring spicy and tender exotic meats!

On a unrelated note, there's been a troubling rash of child disappearances. Authorities speaking for (((Saruman))) assured citizens that the immigrant birthrate would more than make up for any temporary dip, and promised to quadruple Uruk-Hai patrols to take back the night.

Blogger pyrrhus September 09, 2016 12:46 PM  

We take back every state, and deport the hordes/marxists, etc this is OUR nation, theirs.

Yes, but when no other country will except them....

Blogger pyrrhus September 09, 2016 12:46 PM  

"accept them" haha

Blogger Snidely Whiplash September 09, 2016 1:22 PM  

Elijah Rhodes wrote:Regarding Levin: I suspect he has seen a decline in his audience (and he's certainly witnessed the implosion of Beck), so his support for trump likely stems from self-preservation. Does anyone doubt that if the Never Trump movement had not fizzled he'd still be cheerleading it?
Levin is in the middle of launching his internet TV channel. That's the same route Beck took, Radio > internet aggregator >Internet TV >cable channel.
He's watching Beck flail about losing his audience. Levin maybe a crass Muh Constitution virtue signaller, but he's a Jew first. He doesn't want to go the Beck route, blowing 10s of millions of dollars. He also doesn't want to lose any more audience or destroy his connections to the GOP.

Besides, I think he's figured out that Trump might win. It is likely not coincidence that the endorsement came just as Trump was erecting a lead and Hillary was sagging in the polls.

Do you remember who the GOP pundits were that came out against Reagan in 1980?

Neither does anyone else.

Blogger Robert Divinity September 09, 2016 1:48 PM  

Although the red pill is an apt metaphor for taking the rosy glasses off, it rarely happens at once. For most of us it's a lengthy process. The big red pill gets swallowed in little bits over time.

Someone here the other day mentioned the Kugler-Ross stages of grief as a good way to describe what we are seeing from conservatives. Many of them can't parse what is happening in a way that doesn't make them feel bad so they reflexively recoil.


I think this is about right. It's also not condescending but poignant to realize the conservative remnant's suffering is from losing something they truly loved. I once included myself there. Yes, a sizeable portion never really subscribed to conservatism but found it convenient for whatever purpose. The dwindling #NeverTrump narcissists include many in this category. Others will remain willfully blind until the guillotine does its job. Many if not most, though, are in the mid-stages of grief and eventually will be Alt-Right. Identity politics replaced ideology long ago with everyone but this remnant and overwhelming white group. Denial no longer is a luxury or even an option and that eventually will be apparent to them unless they choose the path of willful blindness or continue to engage in philosophical chicanery.

OpenID peppermintfrosted September 09, 2016 2:03 PM  

RCC surrendered long ago for a deal whereby they stay 20 years behind the Times, and Wright doesn't see it because of his ideological instead of just romantic attachment to Christendom. So here's a little red pill for people on the fence about communism: Heaven is communism. It's a magical place where nobody has to work except maybe if directly ordered by God to do some holy work. In the real world, Whites are evolved through millennia of monogamous mating, working and fighting cooperatively, into the best race at building civilization. There is no other world and no sense in the notion of living without working or fighting.

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Blogger Teri September 09, 2016 2:46 PM  

@58,
easier than taking away the tv. If you've grown up with them, you have no idea how many of the current problems are the result of television.

I think, in terms of Boomer bashing, it might be more useful to see what can be done to start to purge some of the nonsense out of our culture. A lot of young people get sucked into whatever the cool kids are doing. Clearly the "greatest gen" weren't all that successful in countering it. Are parents that homeschool having better luck?

Blogger American Spartan September 09, 2016 2:49 PM  

pyrrhus wrote:We take back every state, and deport the hordes/marxists, etc this is OUR nation, theirs.



Yes, but when no other country will except them....


Not my problem.

Blogger Leo Littlebook in Shenzhen September 09, 2016 2:51 PM  

Fish gotta eat, same as worms.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents September 09, 2016 2:54 PM  

@88
Wright is a fairly recent convert to the Roman Catholic church, so he can't have any memory of what used to be. He is, in a sense, a baby or very young person in terms of what he regards as "normal" in his church. That is part of his blindness. The changes that have been wrought in the West over the last 30, 40, 50 years can be staggering to really think about.

Recently i viewed the 1963 movie Charade, which has a lot of Paris scenery. The sight of nuns in black robes and hats like birds in the Metro as part of a sea of white people is frankly unreal. Someone who was in Paris in the 60's might find parts of it such as Tuleries mostly unchanged, but most other parts would be strange to utterly alien.

However, to a younger person, say a Millennial or an X-r, all that "wait, this didn't used to look like..." would be just more Grandpa-fussing. No significance. No sense of loss.

Anonymous kfg September 09, 2016 3:11 PM  

@90: "easier than taking away the tv. If you've grown up with them, you have no idea how many of the current problems are the result of television."

Took me 40 years to completely unplug from the television, and I might only have done so because there was then an alternative.

But to kids who have had a smartphone/tablet since before they entered kindergarten (some of them since they were as young as 2 years old) television and landlines are something old people have.

And if you ask them to just put down their phone for a minute they look at you like you've asked them to give up fire and live in a mud pit.

Blogger Joel C. Salomon September 09, 2016 3:11 PM  

I think you’re reading the LoTR analogy wrong. The Alt-Right is Isengard, attempting to use the Ctrl-Left’s Ring of Power; the rest of the story flows from there.

Blogger guest September 09, 2016 3:15 PM  

Ho, ho. Mr Wright is Wrong. The catholic church was one of the first churches to embrace homosexuality, in the 60s and 70s when they protected homosexual priests. Francis is just the end of the story. Almost every Catholic I've spoken to, recently, believes that my bible fundamentalism, including my defense of biblical marriage should go away and never come back. They are not my allies.

Anonymous rienzi September 09, 2016 3:45 PM  

various posts: "Dude Woodstock lmao! I had lots of sex there!"

Boomers, every time.


I spent the whole year of Woodstock, and most of the next, out of the country, mainly in Europe, in the Navy.
Back then popular culture didn't travel that easily, and when I got back to the US, I heard occasional references to Woodstock, but just blew it off as another rock concert.

Then someone made a documentary about it, and it was all I could do not to laugh out loud in the theater. Bunch of self-important weenies getting high and naked, expecting me to think it was something profound.

I wish I had a twenty for every one of my fellow boomers who told me they were at Woodstock. I could have retired thirty years ago.

Blogger dc.sunsets September 09, 2016 3:54 PM  

@69 A Paradigm,
It is remarkable how many above-average IQ people refuse to believe that IQ exists.

This remains astonishing to me. I joined Colloquy Society (min IQ ~139, or five times more selective than Mensa) and the leftist quotient is strong in those who are vocal.

IQ is a funny animal. When it comes to belief, IQ powers the rationalization system. Highly intelligent people are 1) better able to overlook their own common sense, hence they often seem like they have none, and 2) they're better able to construct marvelously detailed false paradigms in order to self-congratulate (AKA indulge in a false sense of moral superiority.)

In humans across all levels of intelligence belief comes first. It supersedes the output of intellect and makes a slave of reason. Our fictional Mr. Spock does not exist in any meaningful way.

Even atheists believe something. No mind exists without an epistemological framework indistinguishable from belief.

OpenID peppermintfrosted September 09, 2016 4:05 PM  

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Blogger VFM #7634 September 09, 2016 4:39 PM  

It's far too late to keep repeating the lie that the press is "pretending" that Pope Shitty is one of them. And that they'll "turn on him" any day now, when they realize that he's really Catholic. He IS one of them. The Left is evil, but it's not stupid, and like dogs sniffing each other's bottoms, it can recognize its own.

Pope Shitty the First is a stinking degenerate communist. He is the gleeful supporter of every one of the disastrous policies John Wright lists, and is doing his utmost to bring the Catholic Church to the same point of abject servitude as the Anglicans and Episcopalians.


@22 Wanda Sherratt
Just to give one single example which helps show that Francis really is a left-wing Marxist SJW, and does not involve press misinterpretation at all: he promoted the most disgustingly left-wing SJW bishop in the United States, Blase Cupich, to Archbishop of Chicago after the previous bishop died, AND then subsequently put him on the Committee for Bishops, which helps oversee the appointing of new bishops. And because he was installed in Chicago, he'll probably be the first cardinal from the U.S. that Francis makes.

Hello?

Why not keep him in his old diocese to be retired off, or, for that matter, sack him and send him off to a monastery? Why promote him to these important positions, unless Francis wants more leftism and Marxism in the Church?

I mean, is this really so very difficult to figure out?!

Blogger VFM #7634 September 09, 2016 4:44 PM  

I hate the alt-right because the alt-right hates me. That's the way Micks do it around these parts.

@10 guest
Then you're just as much of an idiot as Teddy Kennedy. Did you know that alt-right icon Ann Coulter is Irish? How about Sean Hannity?

Almost every Catholic I've spoken to, recently, believes that my bible fundamentalism, including my defense of biblical marriage should go away and never come back. They are not my allies.

@96 guest
They're from Catholic ethnic groups, but they're not Catholics any more than the later Soviet premiers were Russian Orthodox.

Blogger Sam Lively September 09, 2016 5:16 PM  

@95

The Alt-Right has no such power. It's a guerrilla movement working to destabilize the dominant cultural power and pierce their shroud of invincibility and moral authority. The best LOTR parallel is Éomer and his Éored in their early phase of defending Rohan's borders even against the wishes of their king.

You can't get a better comparison for Isengard than the establishment GOP, with think tank conservatism serving in the Wormtongue role.

Blogger Lovekraft September 09, 2016 5:30 PM  

Brilliant posts. The kiln has been heated up and those who withstand the burning will emerge stronger.

The larger topic of why the alt-right exists is its spirituality, but which only gets glancing mention among the other principles. But spirituality as a overarching guide should guide us when applying the other real-world tactics.

Since the left is anti-spriritual, except in the Earth-Goddess worship sense, there is danger in adopting their tactics both for spiritual and logical reasons. Our spirituality will clear away the modern weeds of moral relativism, Nietzsche, individualism and the Self.

Blogger Lovekraft September 09, 2016 5:33 PM  

@ 13: "Funny how when thing get worse and worse the once "extreme" truth seems less and less extreme as it proves to be more and more true."

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

- Gandhi

Blogger Phillip George September 09, 2016 6:09 PM  

John, I'm in a minority of a minority here as a 6 days creationist. This space does have it's own form of Overton Window.

Maybe think of it this way: Lot didn't seem a great success in Sodom, Noah didn't seem a great success in the Antediluvian world. Joshua didn't seem a great success when the other spies gave their majority report. Jesus certainly didn't seem a great success during His trial before Herod or Pilate.

Each of these men, in "their own" time and own right were going to become the most important people on Earth. Though obviously Jesus and Word of God, pre and post dates the others.

The meek will inherit the Earth. God may not have many, in or out of churches and catholic conservatism may represent a few - but whoever, where ever, who so ever 'will' and is faithful till the end, wins simply everything. They get the lot.

Blogger Lovekraft September 09, 2016 6:16 PM  

@ 105: what we will experience is vitriol from those closer to the front lines who will see our advice as milquetoast appeasement, even though I am hardly a bench warmer. They are justified in their anger, but we older guys know the long-game better and will have to be patient. Our role is to provide cover by engaging the marxists with one main goal: crush their attempts at demonization of the white people.

When I spoke of spirituality, as a Christian but averse to modern organized churches, I recognize and admit that Jesus Christ preached love, but was under no illusions as to the power and evil the world contains and directs us to fight it.

Our challenge is to nurture and guide the young towards the correct targets. We've pretty much identified the enemy and the enemy knows this so all of us have a role to play in taking it on.

Anonymous CatholicOne September 09, 2016 6:30 PM  

Even if you prefer ideological politics, the historical statistics, the polls, and the politics of the countries from which the immigrants have come all make it very clear that the only way to win ideologically is to get on board with identity politics.

This is an excellent point that conservatives refuse to understand. I've certainly met many whites whose identity as white is non-existent, but regardless of how one personally feels, identity politics is an effective strategy. Why are mainstream conservatives reluctant to even use it as a winning strategy?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash September 09, 2016 6:41 PM  

CatholicOne wrote:Why are mainstream conservatives reluctant to even use it as a winning strategy?

We've all been trained from early childhood, that racism is the only real sin.

Anonymous CatholicOne September 09, 2016 6:53 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:CatholicOne wrote:Why are mainstream conservatives reluctant to even use it as a winning strategy?

We've all been trained from early childhood, that racism is the only real sin.


True, but you think conservatives would understand that there is nothing inherently racist with identity politics. A conservative used to be someone who dealt with reality as it actually is, rather than a utopian ideologue.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash September 09, 2016 7:09 PM  

CatholicOne wrote:A conservative used to be someone who dealt with reality as it actually is, rather than a utopian ideologue.
This has never been true in my lifetime. And I'm old.

Unless you mean old style Dixiecrat populism, which was socialist to it's core but race realist and Christian.

Anonymous A.B. Prosper September 09, 2016 7:11 PM  

A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents wrote:@88

Wright is a fairly recent convert to the Roman Catholic church, so he can't have any memory of what used to be. He is, in a sense, a baby or very young person in terms of what he regards as "normal" in his church. That is part of his blindness. The changes that have been wrought in the West over the last 30, 40, 50 years can be staggering to really think about.

Recently i viewed the 1963 movie Charade, which has a lot of Paris scenery. The sight of nuns in black robes and hats like birds in the Metro as part of a sea of white people is frankly unreal. Someone who was in Paris in the 60's might find parts of it such as Tuleries mostly unchanged, but most other parts would be strange to utterly alien.

However, to a younger person, say a Millennial or an X-r, all that "wait, this didn't used to look like..." would be just more Grandpa-fussing. No significance. No sense of loss.



Excellent point. I'm an X'r though I remember all White congregations. I'm not European . And though I've been to Mass in the US a few times , studied the faith the Catholic world , especially the one you are talking about is a little alien to me . The past is a foreign country.

Christianity at least in the US went from a huge part of the public discourse to by the late 90's or so, a smaller thing. Some of this is of course Leftist convergence but its not all that.

The boundaries of our information world have shifted and that world of "I went to church because my family went to church even though I think its nonsense" is fading.

The culture shifted away from those cultural aspects much as did from the private associations Masons, Granges etc of the past

. These days mostly, you go because you want to . and because, excluding religious ideas here, the church isn't nearly as useful as it was we don't feel we need it and have better things to do with a Sunday

Also one thing modern Western Christians can't swallow is that Christianity in any form is becoming a no longer a majority White religion .

The number of people per capita who take it seriously in the West is far smaller than it was in 1950 much less 1850 or before.

Its not that many generations before Europe and the rest of the West including Eastern Europe may no longer be Christian to speak of. None of them, not one have higher than average fertility and while theoretically a few generations of Mormons or Quiver-Full types should help, it hasn't born much fruit yet

Jury is still out on that one.

Baring a policy of restricting information , its perfectly possible that the even removing the Left from the institutions may not reverse the trend.

This means huge changes to Christendom as going forward most Christians will be Mestizo, Indio, African or Asian . This is going to change greatly the way the church interacts with secular society and how White Christians need to interact with the faith.

Its also why I roll my eyes at all the nonsense people spew about Pope Francis. He is exactly what I would have expected from a modern Argentine Pope, a liberation theologian.

Plenty more will be like him and some will be downright strange depending on how the Cardinals act

Honestly I haven't a clue how to change that or if any religious revival is coming at all

I do know that the West has to be saved and it might be wise to have a plan to involve less religious people.

Kek and Pepe all the way down and very little Deus Volt is hardly optimal but you fight with what you have.

Anonymous Dave September 09, 2016 8:35 PM  

You're focus on the horses drawing the artillery reminded me of Dr. Joe Strange's critical factors analysis. Nice point.

Blogger Retrenched September 09, 2016 9:28 PM  

I'm half-Mick and dont hate the alt-right. Even if I can't be a member due to my blood*, I still support what they're trying to do.

*- Maybe I can, who knows, but right now I don't see it as a point worth arguing over as we have much bigger fish to fry right now.

Blogger Goy Rogers September 09, 2016 9:44 PM  

Thanks, Vox. Very interesting analogy about horses and mules as the vulnerable enabler of the deciding factor of artillery in the Peninsular campaign.

Reminds me of the end of The Great Sioux Wars, where unlike the Spanish in the Peninsular War, Col. Miles recognized that the Teton Sioux and Northern Cheyenne were successful due to the mobility provided by their ponies. The story is perhaps best told in Jerome Greene's book, Yellowstone Command.

His correct decision was to make a fundamental change in his tactics in order to kill the ponies. He chose to seek engagement when the ponies' mobility advantage was most negligible: deepest winter. In order to implement that tactic, he needed to re-equip his 5th Infantry Regiment foot soldiers with buffalo skin great coats (which he copied from the Indians) and train them to operate in a new way. So enabled, they sought engagement at times and places where the advantages of their heretofore implacable foes were greatly diminished.

He attacked in winter, killed the ponies, and withdrew...with foot infantry.

That ended the war.

Endeavoring to apply that lesson to the challenge of destroying the left's big guns of diversity and immigration invites interesting questions. What are the primary enablers of diversity and immigration? What are their ponies? Under what circumstances may those ponies be attacked under terms that are most favorable to us? What adjustments to our training, provisioning, and approach are needed to succeed in engagements of our choosing, which provide us the greatest advantage? What are the ordinarily overmatched, and thus overlooked, tools that we may bring to the fight that, properly employed, could bring rapid and total victory?

Much to think about...

Blogger Retrenched September 09, 2016 10:35 PM  

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Anonymous Mr. Rational September 09, 2016 10:50 PM  

dc.sunsets wrote:Even atheists believe something. No mind exists without an epistemological framework indistinguishable from belief.
This is why Rand's "Epistemology:  Who needs it" should be required reading.  (Note that there is no question mark in the title.)  Being able to pare down and examine your assumptions is essential to correcting errors in them, and in times like these we can see that such errors are likely to be fatal for millions.

Blogger VFM #7634 September 09, 2016 11:20 PM  

I suggest Mr. Wright has the analogy wrong. Gondor is under siege and divided, and in his despair, Denethor has thrown in with Mordor and Isengard and sent half his army to march with the orcs, the Uruk-Hai, and the Haradrim against Rohan and the remnants of the West.

Speaking as a traditional Catholic, I'd say that Gondor has gone rogue and allied with Mordor and the Haradrim because a fake Steward without the proper authority but under the control of the Enemy usurped the chair a half century ago after one of the real Stewards died. Because of this, both Gondor and Rohan have been acting as stooges of Mordor, but now there's a rebellion sort of like in Star Wars: A New Hope.

Blogger VFM #7634 September 09, 2016 11:23 PM  

And I say this because the Enemy went for a "boil the frog slowly" strategy, which has proven to be extremely successful; the vast majority of Catholics love Francis, and a majority even approve of abortion and gay marriage.

But you can't just look at Francis -- the rot started with John XXIII and the Second Vatican Council.

Anonymous NeilG September 09, 2016 11:36 PM  

"or a white America, nationalism, and the Alt-Right."

Even the whitest of southerners can see this a prescription for atrocity and won't go near it. Those that will go near it aren't fit to be Americans. They should go to Russia where a good old fashion ethnic cleansing is a cause for celebration.

Anonymous Mr. Rational September 09, 2016 11:47 PM  

And before someone jumps on me re @116 the correct title is "Philosophy:  Who needs it".

Everyone has a philosphy of some kind.  The only question is what kind it will be.  Immutable dogmas which admit no possibility of error or correction are inherently brittle and thus dangerous.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash September 09, 2016 11:51 PM  

NeilG wrote:Even the whitest of southerners can see this a prescription for atrocity and won't go near it. Those that will go near it aren't fit to be Americans. They should go to Russia where a good old fashion ethnic cleansing is a cause for celebration.
Says the patron of the side celebrating their continued success in cleansing the country of our ethnicity.

Blogger EscapeVelocity September 10, 2016 12:08 AM  

Is John C. Wright under the illusion that the Left is wrong about Pope Francis?

Im afriad Pope Francis is the exact same darkness that has entered the Espisco and Anglican Churches. Being blinded to it, is dangerous.

Blogger Lazarus September 10, 2016 12:32 AM  

Lovekraft wrote:@ 13: "Funny how when thing get worse and worse the once "extreme" truth seems less and less extreme as it proves to be more and more true."

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

- Gandhi


Yah, but what was Gandhi's legacy?

Pakistan.

Blogger Lazarus September 10, 2016 12:45 AM  

The Anglican and Episcopalian denominations have spat in the face of Christ and embraced Caesar, and kneel to give oral sexual favors to the homosex lobby, so these congregations had declared their fealty to antichrist. The Roman Catholic Church, a fair and strong fortress, still holds out, but the press has decided on a policy of pretending Pope Francis is one of them, and many an unwary reader, including Catholics who should know better, are deceived.

Am I reading this right? Is John C. saying Francis is not an anti-Christ pope?

I am verclempt.

With all due respect, I understand he is new to the spiritual warfare, but maybe some prayerful meditation is in order here.

Anonymous NeilG September 10, 2016 1:18 AM  

"Says the patron of the side celebrating their continued success in cleansing the country of our ethnicity"

With 200 million whites in the US I'd say we are doing a piss poor job of cleansing. One day people like you will learn not to try to beat me. You lose badly. Now you just appear even more foolish.

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit September 10, 2016 1:42 AM  

Viz #57 The adjusted for inflation paradigm:

Mr. Wright loves the truth. Reason is his Patron saint. He is rightly dismayed that so many conservatives (he has given up on the liberals, that is Morlocks) have abandoned both.

He is right to so mourn. The alt right cares little for either, nor, in fairness, should they.

A woman might admit that it is in fact necessary to cut off both breasts and irradiate her body to remove the cancer that has invaded her. But only a fool and a knave would begrudge her mourning her loss, or would celebrate the toxins.

That said: You nailed it, Mr Beale.


Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents September 10, 2016 2:23 AM  

Mr. Rational
Everyone has a philosphy of some kind.

Everyone has a theology of some kind, too. Everyone.

NeilG
With 200 million whites in the US I'd say we are doing a piss poor job of cleansing.

I guess the whole concept of demographics, cohorts, and long term effects is beyond your understanding, then?

Overgrown Hobbit:
Mr. Wright loves the truth. Reason is his Patron saint.

Perhaps John C. Wright the writer. But when he posts here? I don't see that. He is overly fond of logical fallacies just for a start. So show me.

Anonymous SciVo September 10, 2016 4:39 AM  

Goy Rogers wrote:Endeavoring to apply that lesson to the challenge of destroying the left's big guns of diversity and immigration invites interesting questions. What are the primary enablers of diversity and immigration? What are their ponies?

Jews. Churchians.

Stop churches from being paid to destroy communities, and they will stop doing it.

Blogger chris September 10, 2016 6:26 AM  

Establishment conservatives weren't Rohan. They were Saruman and Wormtongue. And now they've been exposed.

Blogger The Kurgan September 10, 2016 7:22 AM  

@Broken Arrow
Nothing. But REAL Christianity does.
Read The Crusades, by Harold Lamb.
Or the siege of Malta and the defence put up by the Christian knights there.

The Christianity you have been lied about in Churchian temples of sodomy is not the Christianity you will find Jesus created and founded.
It is called Church Militant for a reason.
Tell me: what did Jesus say should be done with pedophiles? How did he treat the moneylenders in the temple?

Blogger The Kurgan September 10, 2016 8:12 AM  

General Kong
Are you part of the dread ilk? Your analysis of Churchians is very much my own too.

Blogger Skylark Thibedeau September 10, 2016 7:17 PM  

The Men of the West did keep their honor and fought at the Black Gate according to their rules of Chivalry yet had Gollum not bitten the One Ring from Frodo's finger and fallen into the fires of My Doom, they would have been slain there like their forefathers under Hurin, their principles only a matter of legends.

Blogger Daniel September 11, 2016 12:16 PM  

That's what the leftist did in argentina. Multimillionares with lots of mansion from stolen goverment money talking about being nacional y popular.

Blogger Daniel September 11, 2016 12:46 PM  

Peronism is a cancer in argentina. Crppled us for ever. You are rigth with bergoglio

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