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Author: Hannibal Bateman

White Identity and the Future

Over at the New Republic of all places there is an article about the rise of White identity in America. Overall it reflects on the fact that the left is coming to realize the racial divides in America. One’s they’ve long stoked among minority groups, but are now aghast that these have lead to reastions among White America:

Over at the New Republic of all places there is an article about the rise of White identity in America. Overall it reflects on the fact that the left is coming to realize the racial divides in America. One’s they’ve long stoked among minority groups, but are now aghast that these have lead to reastions among White America:

The concept of “garden variety” white racial identity stands in contrast to conventional wisdom. In the last three decades of scholarship on whiteness as a race, the prevailing view has been that most whites fail to notice their own whiteness. In a society dominated by white people, whiteness simply fades into the background. Just as fish fail to notice the water around them, whites are unlikely to think about how they are members of a distinct group.

Our research shows that the era of “white invisibility” is coming to a close.

Non-Hispanic whites are projected to become a minority in the year 2044. This increasing diversity across the country is making whites’ own race harder and harder to ignore. Political and social phenomena, from Barack Obama’s presidency to the Black Lives Matter movement, are making whiteness even more salient to white Americans.

It’s almost as if we’re, “Facing the Future as a Minority“.

There’s some interesting data about Trump support and White identification too that’s worth thinking about, especially with this election so close to being over:

Whites at the high end of the racial identity scale are more than four times as likely to support Trump than those at the low end of the scale. Perhaps that’s because whites highest in racial identity are also the ones most likely to harbor negative attitudes against Latinos. Indeed, we found white identity was significantly correlated with another characteristic—prejudice.

However, differences in prejudice don’t explain the relationship between white identity and Trump support. The pattern in the figure above was tested while statistically controlling for levels of anti-Hispanic prejudice. Because the relationship between identity and support for Trump remains strong, we are confident that white identity independently predicts greater Trump support.

The end of the article is ominous for the color blind fantasies of “True Conservatives” and the so-called equalist agenda of the left, but should be a hearty shot in the arm for identitarians:

Recent research in social psychology suggests that when whites engage in discrimination based on their perceived collective interests, it’s hard to convince them that such discrimination is wrong. After all, doesn’t every group have a right to prioritize its own members? We believe our results portend increasing difficulty in achieving the democratic aim of getting race out of American politics.

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Heartbreak Hotels

Over at the Daily Mail there is an absolutely heart breaking article about the dispossession of Afrikaners. Their dispossession is very real, and it’s one in which our elites would…

Over at the Daily Mail there is an absolutely heart breaking article about the dispossession of Afrikaners. Their dispossession is very real, and it’s one in which our elites would prefer to sweep under the rug.

Here are just a few of the images, and do go over and have a look at the rest, it’s the future we’re all fighting to prevent!

Photo credit: Daily Mail

Photo credit: Daily Mail

Photo credit: Daily Mail

Photo credit: Daily Mail

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Esoteric Populism

Populism has long been a dirty word to neoreactionaries, but this disdain misses a certain hidden element to populist movements, one that at its core sows the seeds for building a new elite and restoring hierarchy.  There is an esoteric element to populism we ought to keep in mind and exploit for our own goals.

Editor’s Note: This article was published at Social Matter here.

Populism has long been a dirty word to neoreactionaries, but this disdain misses a certain hidden element to populist movements, one that at its core sows the seeds for building a new elite and restoring hierarchy. There is an esoteric element to populism we ought to keep in mind and exploit for our own goals.

Reading a hidden meaning into mass movements at first seems counterintuitive, or even contradictory, but there is a hidden meaning and recognizing it will move us out of our egalitarian-multicultural swamp and towards a properly ordered society.

Ultimately, all of history is made by elites. As noted in classic neoreactionary theory, populist uprisings are largely explainable as artificially-powered opposition movements fueled by intra-elites or elites from other states, in order to play with the balance of power.

Often times, in this sort of proxy war, elites simply exploit building resentment among certain groups. That is, they often co-opt real and genuine sentiment and pervert it to achieve their own aims.

Populist movements and populist sentiment often have genuine complaints against governing elites. These grievances boil down to two points: elites are acting in their own interests, and that those interests are zero-sum–those elites interests are forwarded at the expenses of the interests of other classes.

A mass fever might birth a movement, but it will never sustain it. Even in the case of the French and Russian revolutions the masses eventually settled for a new elite under Napoleon and Stalin respectively.

The world is hierarchical, and man’s nature is radically unegalitarian. Even when he fights for liberté, égalité, fraternité he can’t help but subsume himself under a vigorous leader ready to mouth all of his shibboleths, when in truth he’s happy to be put back in his place.

Populism should, therefore, be understood by anti-egalitarians as a people’s cry into the wilderness for an effective elite–one that will rule them with a wider interest in mind instead of decadent self-service.

That’s why the managerial revolution has been so destructive to our politics. By creating managers instead of aristocrats we have severed the bonds of a proper class system. The managerial class identifies more with its own abstractions and insular bubble culture than with those that it rules. In turn, the ruled resent an absentee’ ruling class more concerned with its own perpetuation rather than society’s as a whole.

New elites are built in times of crisis. At first, they may appear as comical, as the little Corsican no doubt did and Donald Trump does now. What they both have in common is a will to power and as such, a will to put society back in its proper order. For Trump, making deals for the “American people” is really a type of noblesse oblige.

For those of us who hope to build a new society based on very different foundations than those the Enlightenment bequeathed to us, understanding the people’s rage is fundamental.

Like all of us, they’ve come to the conclusion that they’re being screwed. But unlike us, they don’t know what they want. They’re motivated by a real sense of loss in status and material wealth, but their outward rage hides an inner desire, which is that they want to be ruled and ruled effectively.

Democracy is pornography for power. It allows men to build up ideal images of leaders and be constantly disappointed when those he votes for turn out to be the same old crooks. This is what took place with the co-opted Tea Party.

Again, the main point here is that populist sentiment, when genuine, is a cry to be ruled and ruled effectively.

Samuel Francis said of elites:

In the process of acquiring and exercising power, the ruling class will reshape the society and culture it dominates in order to buttress, defend, and justify (or “rationalize”) its dominance, and the reshaping will reflect what the elite perceives as its group interests.

The Cathedral currently rules over a people it can’t fully control. Its tendrils have reached deep, but not deep enough to obliterate all resistance. Implicitly, the Cathedral understands that a populist revolt of the kind currently brewing in America and in Europe is bad for its interests, unlike ones they ferment in the Middle East, or elsewhere.

In the past, the Cathedral used popular revolts to solidify and extend its power. From the civil rights movement to countless others, the Cathedral used its forward shock troops to rebuild society in its image and make way for an elite comprised of Tiger moms and Ta-NeHisi Coates.

With prodding from a newly forming domestic elite, conservatives are being directed into an ideology that more accurately represents their interests and preserves their identity–one that is not primarily focused on flat tax rates and reforming Obamacare, but on bolstering the pre-conditions necessary for Western civilization to thrive.

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Alt Right Press Conference: STILL ON!

UPDATE: On September 7, the National Press Club took the unprecedented step of cancelling the press conferene citing unspecified “security” concerns. Despite this censorship, the event will continue at an…

UPDATE: On September 7, the National Press Club took the unprecedented step of cancelling the press conferene citing unspecified “security” concerns. Despite this censorship, the event will continue at an undisclosed location. All registrees will receive the new location on the morning of September 9. All interested press, please contact Henry Wolff at wolff@amren.com or (703) 716-0900. Eventbrite Link/Contact


On August 24, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton dedicated a major campaign speech to the “emerging” ideology known as the Alt Right.
An unprecedented amount of attention was given to this young movement, to which millions of Americans are are being exposed for the first time. (And unfortunately, Clinton got quite a bit wrong. . .)

So what is the Alt Right?

What is this movement, which has been called “dangerous,” “radical,” and “fearsomely intelligent” by its observers?

How has the Alt Right—born on the Internet in the past eight years—attracted so many passionate fans and critics and become a force in American politics in such a short period of time?

Who makes up the Alt Right, and what are its central ideas?

On Friday, September 9, The National Policy Institute will host a conference—free and open to the public and press—in which Alt-Right leaders discuss their movement.

Participants include

  • Peter Brimelow, Editor of VDARE.com, author of Alien-Nation and longtime immigration analyst and activist;
  • Richard Spencer, Editor of RadixJournal.com and President of The National Policy Institute, who coined the term “Alt Right”;
  • Jared Taylor, Editor of American Renaissance, a webzine dedicated to race and its impact on society.

Brimelow, Spencer, and Taylor will address particular aspects of the Alt Right and take questions from the public and media.

Admission is free. Registration is recommended, as the room’s capacity will likely be reached, and only registrants will be guaranteed seating.

WHEN

Friday, September 9, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

WHERE

Venue to be Announced Morning of September 9 – Downtown, Washington, DC 20001

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What She Was Thinking

What was Hillary thinking?

That’s the question all of us were asking just hours ago. What does Hillary Clinton have to gain from attacking the “Alt-Right” and all of us hiding behind our Pepe and Patrick Bateman themed Twitter avatars? The answer is, power.

What was Hillary thinking?

That’s the question all of us were asking just hours ago. What does Hillary Clinton have to gain from attacking the “Alt-Right” and all of us hiding behind our Pepe and Patrick Bateman themed Twitter avatars? The answer is, power.

Hillary and her allies are making a play for a one party state. Her wing of the managerial elite hope to absorb what elements it can from the GOP and cast the rest to what it calls, “the outer fringes.” The GOP ultimately acts as an implicitly White party, unlike the Democrats which operate under Steve Sailer’s “coalition of the fringes” strategy. What was once fringe, though, is now mainstream. From black power movements to transgenderism, the face of yesterday’s underground is today’s faces of fame and adulation.

Hillary and her allies are attempting to make White people, and their interests a new coalition of the fringes. Instead of dog-whistling to “racists”, she sends veiled messages to the “conservative” movement to join her. Like the Borg, Hillary wants to assimilate the cuckservatives.

While this is a gutsy play for power from Hillary and the Democratic Party, it is also an opportunity. An opportunity for us.

For generations on the American right, it was de rigour to denounce anyone to your right and make peace with yesterday’s liberalism. All of this was under the kabuki theater of what passes for a left/right divide in the United States. Thus “conservatism” was just the B squad managers, waiting forever to be put in the game.

But now, it’s different.

After generations of bilking checks from middle America with nothing to show for them but a lower capital gains tax, Americans, especially White Americans, are angry. Rightly so: while the “right” got its tax cuts and tax-free foundations White America has been slowly dispossessed and demoralized.

The National Review set would rather those facts not be addressed, lest it interfere with their cruises. In fact, it seems that they would rather see White communities “die” than have to be shunned in the Acela corridor.

So when Hillary said:

This is a moment of reckoning for every Republican dismayed that the Party of Lincoln has become the Party of Trump. It’s a moment of reckoning for all of us who love our country and believe that America is better than this.
Twenty years ago, when Bob Dole accepted the Republican nomination, he pointed to the exits and told any racists in the Party to get out.
The week after 9/11, George W. Bush went to a mosque and declared for everyone to hear that Muslims “love America just as much as I do.”
In 2008, John McCain told his own supporters they were wrong about the man he was trying to defeat. Senator McCain made sure they knew – Barack Obama is an American citizen and “a decent person.”
We need that kind of leadership again.

She’s making a direct plea for Conservatism Inc. to merge with her rather than risk a hostile takeover by the Alt-Right.

And American “conservatives” are dumb enough to do it. In their hearts, they are losers. They don’t want to resist dispossession; they probably don’t even remember they have an identity outside of Fox News.

So when Hillary squawks about the Alt-Right being “a fringe element has effectively taken over the Republican Party”, she’s making a gamble she hopes that she can win. She hopes that cuckservatives and other “respectable” members of their community will rally behind her and ensure one-party dominance for generations.

So now is the time for us to go on offense. “War,” as the late Andrew Breitbart used to say. But not only against the advanced guards of the left, but also the so-called right wing in this country.

Conservatism is dead. Its new standard bearer is Hillary Clinton.

As for us, we will offer Whites, not just in America, but the world over, a real alternative.

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What Is the Alt-Right?

If you found your way here as a result of Hillary Clinton’s speech about the Alt-Right we’ve made a video about the importance of identity and what exactly is the…

If you found your way here as a result of Hillary Clinton’s speech about the Alt-Right we’ve made a video about the importance of identity and what exactly is the alternative we’re offering. We’ve also included an additional video not from us all about the Alt-Right phenomenon. We hope you take the time to grapple with these ideas and understand their importance.

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Soros Leaks: The Most Important Story You’re Not Hearing

One of the biggest stories is unfolding right now, and most people probably haven’t heard it. It’s the leaks of thousands of emails and documents from George Soros’ “Open Society Foundation”, that detail strategy, tactics, grants, and more from Soros’ global network.

 

One of the biggest stories is unfolding right now, and most people probably haven’t heard it. It’s the leaks of thousands of emails and documents from George Soros’ “Open Society Foundation”, that detail strategy, tactics, grants, and more from Soros’ global network.

From the U.S. to Europe Soros’ largesse has been exposed as a major prop behind much of our society’s hegemonic liberal discourse. Light is also shed on the plans and tactics being used, particularly against Russia, to undermine traditional family structures and European identity worldwide.

As Black Lives Matter burn the streets of Milwaukee, Breitbart News is reporting that Soros has given the organization close to $650,000. Leaving no crisis to waste, the documents make explicit the strategies all of us on the Alt-Right have known Soros and co. have been pursuing for decades. From the documents (emphasis Breitbart):

In particular, recent events offer a unique opportunity to accelerate the dismantling of structural inequality generated and maintained by local law enforcement and to engage residents who have historically been disenfranchised in Baltimore City in shaping and monitoring reform. Building on our existing networks and programs, OSI-Baltimore will focus investments on: 1) creating a culture of accountability for policing in Baltimore, recognizing the pervasive racism, disrespect, and lawlessness that gave rise to recent events; and 2) building the capacity of activists in Baltimore to demand and achieve immediate and long-term reforms.

“Dismantling structural inequality” is just another way of saying dispossession.

Further documents reveal the Foundation’s role in funding many of the groups that would later become “Black Lives Matter”. Also striking are the documents stark discussion of demographic realities, however, they do so in a way that’s menacing for members of the Historic American Nation.

In addition to funding local NAACP and Mexican American groups throughout states such as North Carolina and Texas. Such demographic real talk is spoken of in plain language in a way that it never is in Conservatism Inc. For instance, look at the following (emphasis mine):

For much of the past decade, North Carolina has been among the nation’s fastest growing states for three primary reasons: 1) it has a pleasant quality of life, with decent weather and a lower cost of living than the Boston to Washington, DC urban corridor; 2) the employment situation is strong and diversified, with its higher education institutions creating a high tech mecca, principally in the Research-Triangle area of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, that draws many well educated northerners to the state, and the Charlotte area’s rise to be the nation’s second largest banking center after NYC; and 3) the free trade accelerated decline of its historic industries: textiles, furniture, and tobacco has led to new low-wage economies of service, construction, and agribusiness industries that have made the state a magnet for immigrants from Mexico and Central America

Because of these factors, North Carolina now has roughly nine million residents, slightly larger than the population of New York City, making it the third most populous southern state (after Texas and Florida). The state is now the nation’s tenth most populous and continues to grow. It is changing rapidly, with one third of the population now people of color and a tri-racial population dynamic – African-American, Latino, and white –replacing the Black/white dominance of old. North Carolina through the 1990s had the fastest growing immigrant population and in the 2000s had the fastest growing Latino population. This is no Mayberry (and taking TV fiction for what it is, the state likely never was Mayberry).

Soros and the left understand that demographics are destiny, and the sooner the right understands this, the sooner that it can actually fight back.

Of course, it’s not just in the United States that Soros and his foundations are making plays. Throughout Europe, they have been fundamental in shaping establishment and leftist discussion of the “refugee” crisis and various “human rights” issues.

The Daily Caller reports that Soros funded organizations view the crisis as the “new normal” and having “opportunities” to influence public opinion through it. In particular The Daily Caller notes the role of the International Migrant Initiative’s role in shaping EU refugee policy:

IMI played a central role in establishing and influencing the goals of two new [European Programme for Integration and Migration] sub-funds on the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and immigration detention.

Moreover, it has been revealed that Soros was a major funder of the Ukrainian “revolution”. Which is part of Soros’ general strategy against Vladimir Putin’s Russia. A big part of which seems, is because Putin’s Russia won’t buy into the “open society” total vision of Soros and co.

In the wake of these revelations, Russia has already taken steps to curb the influence of Soros non-profits and is wise to do so. If only our “right-wing” would be as brave.

One amusing thing to come from these revelations is the work the Open Society Foundation is doing to promote “human rights” and generally big (L)iberalism in Israel. Which would only lead to the sort of self-doubt and weakness that would lead to the fall of an ethnically homogenous Jewish state. Ha!

One assumes that if this issue is picked up at all, it will be the above that “conservatives” will endlessly kvetch about. Meanwhile, they do their best to support Soros foundations war on Russia over such “human rights” issues as transgenderism, and whatever else is the latest in the multi-kulti death cult that rules us today, all as the same values are being promoted in the United States.

The issue remains the same globally, survival.

European peoples the world over are being dispossessed and hollowed out. These revelations are just the sort of thing we’ve all known for a long time, but it’s nice to see them so plainly stated. But don’t expect to hear about it on the nightly news!

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No Country for (Gentle)men

Conservatives have a variety of idiosyncrasies, and almost all of them amount to losing, giving up, or faux outrage consisting of sound and fury inevitable leading to falsely superior smugness. Nowhere is this more on display than the inane conservative “cult” of the gentleman. 

Conservatives have a variety of idiosyncrasies, and almost all of them amount to losing, giving up, or faux outrage consisting of sound and fury inevitable leading to falsely superior smugness. Nowhere is this more on display than the inane conservative “cult” of the gentleman.

Whether it’s accessorizing his latest cravat, or kvetching about anything they deem “beneath them”, conservative seem to salivate with joy at the prospects of proving how committed they are to “decency” and “fair play”. Paul Ryan lost no time earlier this week fretting over “alt-conservatism” being “not who we are”. We’ve heard no end to the screeching and scribbling from the bow-tied sub-Buckeyites about Donald Trump’s vulgarity and crassness. After all, actually fighting the left might require more than a strongly worded essay.

Harvard philosopher Harvey Mansfield presents the most intellectualized version of these arguments in a recent Wall Street Journal article. Trump, Mansfield argues, “is no gentleman”. And thank the heavens that’s the case!

A gentleman, Mansfield notes “is a man who is gentle by habit and character, and not because he is somehow forced to be”. Well and good, but a gentleman is the result of stability and a culture with a sense of who it is and clear definitions of what it expects of its men. When politics becomes existential, as in war, the gentleman is the first causality.

In a time when Europe is being overrun in a migrant invasion and the United States is seemingly rushing head first into becoming a post-modern Brazil writ large, what we need aren’t more gentleman.

Mansfield implicitly understands this, at least to some degree, seeing in Trump a Machiavellian figure who:

earns the disdain of the promoters of gender neutrality. Mr. Trump’s resistance to political correctness, however, has the coarseness of a male. Or what used to be the coarseness of a male. Now that women are practicing to swear like sailors, Mr. Trump is a reminder of male superiority in the department of vulgarity. Surely no woman would have run his campaign.

Trump is a fighter. A man who has tapped into certain primal instinct, perhaps even, the will to survive amongst a people. Strong men are often not “good” or “gentle” men. Charlemagne, Caesar, Alexander, on down to the men who built modernity have had character flaws biographers and scholarly scribblers spend countless words pouring over.

As Jack Donovan has said, there is a difference between being a “good” man and being good at being a man.

So it goes on. Conservatives will routinely howl about “vulgarity” and such all the while refusing to confront our civilizational issues. Being a gentleman becomes nothing more than an excuse to not confront uncomforting thoughts about race, civilization, political correctness und so weiter. It’s like a form of conservative “precrime” prevention on thought.

Mansfield is right to invoke Machiavelli, because:

Machiavelli was the boldest teacher against the honor of the gentleman, but he too was an old-fashioned sexist. There are several reasons why the gentleman has lost his good repute in addition to the fundamental Machiavellian one, picked up by Mr. Trump, that he is not a winner

And we need winners.

Unless our people and the civilization they created survive there will be no time for the “gentlemen”. No time for all the works and hands or all the time for you and me. Winning is all that matters. Because if we don’t all our people hold dear will vanish.

There is a dark reflection on P.G. Wodehouse’s Bertie Wooster that he probably died somewhere in the Somme. If today’s “supreme gentleman” get their way, one cannot imagine how far different their fate, and as a consequence ours will be.

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The Sickness Unto Death

Rouen, Nice, Ansbach, Munich…

It seems like we can’t go a week without a new Muslim attack in Europe. The latest attack in Normandy is a grisly reminder of the wages of our ‘tolerance’ and respect for ‘diversity.’ After all, it is our strength, or so the clerics of our way of life tell us.

Rouen, Nice, Ansbach, Munich…

It seems like we can’t go a week without a new Muslim attack in Europe. The latest attack in Normandy is a grisly reminder of the wages of our ‘tolerance’ and respect for ‘diversity.’ After all, it is our strength, or so the clerics of our way of life tell us.

Fr. Jacques Hamel undoubtedly believed in something. In fact, he gave his life for it, and should now be recognized as a martyr by his church. His death came unprovoked while he was celebrating a Mass, attacked by representatives of the ongoing invasion of Europe.

Statements from the Vatican condemn “absurd violence” and the Archbishop of Rouen stated:

the Catholic Church can’t embrace other weapons than prayer and fraternity among men…(we must) not to give in to the violence and become apostles of the civilization of love

Hardly the Church Militant. As to the chief Pontiff, of course, he would find this violence “absurd”, he generally seems to not understand the threat coming from the Islamization of Europe. He sees the teaming multitudes, which have only brought ruin to his and other Churches as “God’s will”, it makes one wonder whose side he’s really on.

Secular authorities are no better.

When Hollande talks about “ISIS declaring war on France”, he misjudges the enemy. As it is not just the Islamic state, but Islam itself that is the enemy. As with so many of these massacres, the emerging details would be comical, if their consequences weren’t so grave.

It appears that one of the attackers was a known militant, having attempted to join the Islamic state by traveling to Syria. He was even required to wear an ankle bracelet, but did not have to be monitored between 8:30am and 12:30pm, so much for big brother!

President Obama, speaking on the Nice massacres might as well have them copypasta’ed for himself and the catlady set after today’s attack when speaking to the Muslim question:

the very suggestion … repugnant and an affront to all we stand to as Americans…we cannot give into fear or turn on each other or sacrifice our way of life… we cannot let ourselves be divided by religion because that’s exactly what the terrorists want.

Of course, that begs the question of the hour, what do our elites, religious and secular really believe? Watching response after response to these events, week after week, one can only come to one conclusion: Weakness.

It is the weakness of our leaders and the narratives they push that have made Western Europe into the sick man of the world. When our Empire of Nothing only sells shopping, or narrow hedonism, is it any surprise when the imported helots of the system revolt?

In many ways, Islam is just a weaponization of the Third World against Europeans and people of European descent. Just like in Camp of the Saints our enemies prey on us because we are weak, because we not only don’t believe in anything, but we take pride in it.

Identitarianism isn’t just some abstract term. It is a way of life for resistance, resistance to the twin religions of Liberalism and Islamism which rule over our lands. Both of them worship weakness in their own way, no matter if it’s refusing to name its enemy and fight back or preying on the elderly and children in orgies of savagery across the world.

One is reminded of the words of Dominique Venner, who in his parting words said:

It certainly will require new, spectacular, and symbolic gestures to stir our somnolence, shake our anesthetized consciousness, and awaken the memory of our origins. We are entering a time when words must be authenticated by deeds.

Today’s death should shock us, but it shouldn’t numb us.

The calls for “tolerance”, “understanding”, and “multiculturalism” are a sickness. A sickness unto death at that. These Islamic attacks and Islamism in general in our countries are merely the outer signs of that cancer that has been rotting our people for decades.

It’s time to fight because of who we are, not die because of who we’ve become.

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#DNCLeaks and The Paranoid Style In Elite Politics

None of this was supposed to happen.

Hillary Clinton was going to be crowned by a “united” Democratic Party. Having received the endorsement of Bernie Sanders and appropriating the rhetoric of #BlackLivesMatter, Hillary was assured to have unified the coalition of the fringes, in order to bring her grrl powered campaign straight to the White House. Donald Trump, was so despised, she picked a bland White guy running mate, seemingly signaling her “seriousness” to moderate Republicans and just daring BernieBros and minorities to vote against her, after all, what are they going to do, vote for Donald Trump?

None of this was supposed to happen.

Hillary Clinton was going to be crowned by a “united” Democratic Party. Having received the endorsement of Bernie Sanders and appropriating the rhetoric of #BlackLivesMatter, Hillary was assured to have unified the coalition of the fringes, in order to bring her grrl-powered campaign straight to the White House. Donald Trump, was so despised, she picked a bland White guy running mate, seemingly signaling her “seriousness” to moderate Republicans and just daring BernieBros and minorities to vote against her, after all, what are they going to do, vote for Donald Trump?

Then came WikiLeaks.

We were treated to email, after email documenting the Democratic National Committee’s(DNC) collusion with the Clinton campaign this election cycle. We saw a Democratic Party not above appealing to what I’m sure they’d call base and vulgar instincts. We even saw the naked corruption of the buying and selling of offices off to the highest bidder. But none of this is important.

What’s really important, especially to our elites, is that Russia may be behind this.

Did you hear that?! Quelle Horreur! Watch the skies! Sound the Air Raids! Because the Russians are coming!

Everyone from Bill Kristol to the New York Times is jumping aboard a narrative about “Russian Influence” in our democracy. It’s rich to watch our elites kvetch about supposed Russian influence while ignoring or downright praising open influence from (((other))) nations.

Even if it were true, one could hardly blame the Russians with Lady MacBeth seemingly on the verge of taking us to World War III over her paranoid delusions about “the next Hitler”. This is amusing coming from a party that only last cycle attacked its opponents for being delusional on Russia. All of this reflects Elite anxiety about this election.

Our elites never seem to stop griping about “populism” or the much vaunted “paranoid style” in American politics, as articulated by Richard Hofstadter. But maybe it’s time to consider their own “paranoid style”.

The nomination of Donald Trump as the Republican standardbearer has sent our managerial elite into overdrive to stop the emergence of a politics outside of their paradigms. That’s why these appeals to Russian influence are so telling. It’s an attempt to regain control of the narrative, to be able to turn the tables on Trump supporters. To say, “we’re the real patriots” not like you Ruskie influenced rubes from the heartland.

Really, it’s rather boring. But what’s not boring are the lengths they’ll go through in order to keep control of the narrative. Nowhere is the sort of ideological hegemony of our age seen better than in social media.

For good, and many times for ill, our social media shapes the narrative structures we are bombarded by and the world as we see it. But far too often, those controlling social media are our enemies and outright hostile to our interests as a people, or to any dissent from the bland pre-planned script of diversity at the End of History.

Facebook has already admitted to removing WikiLeaks links to the DNCLeaks. This is just another example among many in the growing digital platform censorship of dissenting ideas. Not only that but just this week we’ve seen media social construction at its lowest after the attacks in Munich. With reporters changing the attacker’s name to give the impression of a European attacker rather than an Islamic one. Go figure. You don’t even have to be opposing anything as major as the DNC either, just ask Milo.

Perhaps one of the most amusing incidents out of all of this is how our elite’s smugness led to the crime of being noticed by WikiLeaks’ twitter account. Not that Assange and co. haven’t been strangers to such controversy before.

All of this matters because it shows our elites are worried. They’re concerned that they’ve lost control.

The scheduled mergers haven’t gone as planned, and it seems as if history has a few chapters left.

Already things aren’t going as planned in Philadelphia as Sanders supporters are refusing to submit, even as their candidate urges them to do so. For those of us on the Alt-Right, it’s proverbial popcorn time as we watch the Coalition of the Fringes attempt to keep from fraying apart.

As the Democratic Party elites struggle to keep on message, I’m sure the mandarins over at Conservatism Inc. are waited with baited breath to see if they really can be saved from the creeping nationalist specter in their ranks. Already we see NeoCons boomeranging back to the Democratic Party after a generation in the “Conservative” wilderness.

Ultimately, our elite’s need for control will be their undoing. As they try to control the narrative further, it will only spiral more and more out of their control.

I think I speak for all of the Alt-Right watching Philadelphia when I say: #BernItDown

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