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‘Black’ Metal

What makes them so special that they have been embraced by the larger public that holds contempt for metal? Meet the band members–who are all Black pre-teens living in trendy areas of New York City.

There’s a decent chance you’ve heard of the latest metal sensation Unlocking the Truth. After one viral YouTube hit, they have landed a seven-figure record deal, played at major music festivals, and are now even getting their own documentary.

What makes them so special that they have been embraced by the larger public that holds contempt for metal? Meet the band members–who are all Black pre-teens living in trendy areas of New York City.

You could say they’re their own version of “black” metal.

It is shocking to see one group of kids go from being an oddity on the streets of New York to Coachella in literally a matter of a month. It’s is obvious that they owe their success due to the tastes of White liberals.

While the three youngsters are certainly skilled for their age, their music is basically a more generic take of Mastodon and isn’t anything special. However, most will admit that it’s not the originality of their music that got them signed, but the mere fact that it’s played by “adorable” black pre-teens.

I’m positive that there are a dozen such bands composed of White pre-teens who are equally as skilled and equally adorable. But they aren’t black and they can’t be used to make a point. The idea that blacks are musically superior to Whites and invented all music is constantly forwarded in contemporary society. Unlocking the Truth (what a name!) brings this full circle by performing implicitly White music that mainstream society doesn’t like. This band makes metal appealing to SWPLs, who would otherwise be listening to eunuch rock and Hip Hop. SWPLs are fine with aggressive Black music, just not aggressive White music.

Thus, we have ugly Brooklyn hipsters cheering on the boys as they play on a city street and SWPLs forming an ironic circle pit as the band plays at Coachella. They don’t want Bolt Thrower or Watain playing before them because they’re too serious, too White, and too threatening. They want Unlocking the Truth because they’re ironic, Black, and “cute.”

Let’s hope they’re not the beginning of a horrific trend and this is just a flash in the pan.

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Burn Down the Colleges

The purpose of a college education, Joe Sobran opined, is to give you the correct view of minorities, and the means to live as far away from them as possible.  Today, of course, you don’t get the means to move anywhere – you just get the debt that forces you to move back in with your parents. 

The purpose of a college education, Joe Sobran opined, is to give you the correct view of minorities, and the means to live as far away from them as possible.  Today, of course, you don’t get the means to move anywhere – you just get the debt that forces you to move back in with your parents. 

Prior generations of students were at least expected to retain a kind of intellectual elitist liberalism – think of Robert F. Kennedy reciting Greek poetry to a black audience when Martin Luther King was assassinated.  Today’s students can’t read The Great Gatsby without a “trigger warning.”  While White, blue collar America fights the Empire’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the nation’s future leaders are thrown into hysterics at the thought of cracking open Huckleberry Finn.  The educational experience in the liberal arts at many universities is essentially absent.

This is a feature, not a bug.  The rise of the Managerial Class and the mass access to higher education created by government funding changed the purpose of the university.  Instead of a place of learning for the traditional aristocracy, higher education is a certification process for white collar jobs.  Just as union membership was once required for certain blue collar jobs, a university degree granted permission to work in an office.  And as the Managerial Class consolidates its grip and hardens its ideology, a university is also an indicator that the individual has received the approved ideological training and can be trusted to participate in the anti-White regime. 

This is now becoming increasing formalized.  At Harvard University, students at the Kennedy School of Government, including minorities who gained admission though affirmative action, are advocating mandatory training in “privilege” for all students.  There are conflicting reports on whether the school has acquiesced to the demand.  At Princeton, a Jewish student’s mild critique of “white privilege” (and defense of Jewish privilege) has led to the usual girlish shrieking by the social justice warriors.  There is no theoretical limit to the amount of ideological training (or manipulative government policies) enabled by “privilege theory”, and universities will simply be a factory for churning out commissars and ideologically approved worker bees. 

The problem of course is that the Parasitic Class has a natural limit in economic terms.  Fewer and fewer of these college graduates can actually produce anything.  Again, Sobran – “In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to teaching Remedial English in college.”

What’s worse, the one thing these graduates do know how to do is complain about their oppression, file lawsuits, and generally cripple the country unfortunate enough to have to deal with them.  The mentally handicapped student “Noah” who is “going to college” will contribute more than the typical illegal immigrant “DREAMER” who will be allowed to stay in the country because he can pull a C average in “Chicano/a Studies.”  At least Noah won’t file a discrimination lawsuit if he gets a job as a Wal-Mart greeter.  Far from being an advantage, the “best” liberal arts programs in the country are actually a crippling weakness for the United States, because all they do is turn out people who will be employed in making the country worse. 

To use just one example, take the “can’t make it up” example from Towson University, where particularly vibrant specimens of multiculturalism were awarded a national championship in debate precisely because they refused to obey the rules and instead ululated about racism.  Even more hilarious are the White reporters who coo over this development as if it is a great triumph.  If only one of their opponents had simply read a paragraph or two from Rushton, Murray, or Wade and then dropped the mic and walked away, the nation (which is to say, the European-Americans who keep this country limping along) would have cheered. 

But this will not happen.  Reform will not come from the universities themselves or certainly from students.  While conservative groups occasionally talk about “taking back the universities,” the Beltway Right flails about trying to get college students to “celebrate Ronald Reagan’s birthday.” The smarter groups simply run race-baiting websites that draw hits and donations, while funding harmless and pointless activities about tax cuts or the federal debt.  And as for the campus libertarians, they will make it a point to condemn “fusionism” and refuse to ally with right wingers on the “wrong side of history” – to the utter indifference of the “conservative” gatekeepers who wail and gnash their teeth about the presence of a Peter Brimelow at CPAC.  

Nor will conservative donors save the day by pulling funds from the schools.  Progressives never went broke underestimating the stupidity, short-sightedness, and reactionary delusions of paleo-Americans.  While leftist donors fund a relentless legal and activist assault on White America, “right-wing” millionaires either fund football teams, open borders activism, or sophomoric study programs on the thought of Ayn Rand. 

Yet in spite all of this, the Education Bubble will eventually pop.  College has only one practical use, other than just networking.  It’s not what you learn at an Ivy League school that means anything – it is gaining admission and showing that you were smart enough to graduate.  Higher education is simply an extremely expensive and inefficient IQ test.  And as colleges are forced to put classes online and alternative education systems like Khan Academy grow in popularity, savvy donors may begin to wonder why they should blow millions of dollars in donations so “Professor” Cornel West can record a rap album and ham it up in crappy Matrix sequels, or so illiterate charlatans can enjoy a new “Ethnic Studies” department.  They might start looking for alternatives.

Many of the leading figures of the tech revolution – Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerburg, Steve Wozniak, Michael Dell, and others are college dropouts.  Peter Thiel offers a program that actually pays students to leave college in order to start their own businesses.  What the emerging economy values is less “the college experience” than raw intellectual power.  As Bill Gates says, Microsoft’s biggest competitor is not another tech company, but Goldman Sachs, because they are both competing for the best human capital (at least in terms of intelligence). 

An alternative method of education already exists online.  What is needed is a new method of credentialing employees – be it through a universal IQ test, the creation of “technical schools” for white collar jobs, or even using college admissions themselves as proof of qualification, rather than an actual diploma in diversity studies one receives after four years and six figures. 

The Left sees this as a threat, hence the increasing volume of effeminate whining about Silicon Valley’s “disturbing bro-culture” or even subversive (Dark Enlightenment) ideas.  This is also why the media is increasing efforts to put more members of the Parasitic Class into the offices and boardrooms of companies such as Twitter and Facebook.  In San Francisco, this has already led to a kind of intra-Left civil war, as the eco-friendly and SWPL tech employees find themselves targeted by white anarchists and Hispanic immigrants demanding handouts. 

Unfortunately for them, the tech industry is not like the media or academia.  In a global marketplace that prioritizes intelligence and efficiency, even a titan like Google can only tolerate so many pet “debate champions” (a new euphemism for the Sons of Obama) before its top talent flees to another competitor, even overseas.  Unlike universities or propaganda mills, the tech industry needs people who offer something to the company besides high estrogen, high melanin, and low IQ, or some combination thereof.  The tech industry (as shown by its championing of amnesty) doesn’t care about the country – but its very sociopathy enables it to ignore the faux egalitarianism of the subsidized servants of academia.

American higher education is an active liability for the country.  It won’t be long before the degrees they award will be liabilities as well.  A college degree will symbolize that the gradate is either a coward at best or a litigious, whining incompetent at worst.  Conservatives need to stop considering it an accomplishment if more people “go to college.”  The objective should not be to save the universities from themselves.  It should be to pop the Education Bubble, create serious alternatives for productive Americans, and starve the Parasitic Class and their training camps of the resources they need to survive. 

Revolutions occur when the political system prevents the most talented people in a society from reaching the status that they feel entitled to.  American culture increasingly resembles one particularly large university, with all the waste, incompetence, and stupidity which that entails.  The authentic American Right will have an opportunity when the talented and productive members of society take a hard look at the cesspool of diversity higher education has become, and decide they can do better with an alternative.   

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Planet of the Apes

There is another type of monkey-rage that could be triggered by this unfair treatment. The white students, who are to receive harsher punishments for the same misbehaviour, might not see how this will benefit them in the long run. In their short-sighted adolescent minds, these youngsters will think they’re being picked on and will revert to some backward state of furious, hateful monkeydom. 

The frenzy for equality is motivated by a very primitive urge, so primitive in fact that even monkeys have it. You may have seen this video of an angry monkey on the Internet. Liberals watch this monkey and see him as proof that equality reflects an incontestable principle which is fundamental to human nature. “Even our primitive simian cousins can understand it, but those dumb conservatives can’t!

I can sympathise with our genetic relatives from further down the evolutionary scale, and with the monkeys, too. When my housemate leaves me to clean up his mess, rather than responding like a mature adult human, I grit my teeth, shake my monkey fists, and am overcome by that primitive state of monkey-rage that is aroused in those who sense injustice. I’m not proud of it, but I recognise that this impulse is in me, and it’s in other people, too.

A good manager understands that he should make his staff feel like they are being fairly treated and that this has a lot more to do with feelings than with objective reality. When your people feel like they’re getting the short end of the stick, they can descend into monkey-rage and that’s never productive. But modern politicians very rarely make good managers, a fact that will probably lead to some unfortunate consequences for the American education system.

In 2012, Barack Obama called for race-based discipline filters to be applied as part of his African-American Education Initiative. Such measures have already been enforced in a few districts, including Washington, DC, and will continue to expand. This means that teachers will be expected to enforce different standards of discipline depending on the race of the students. The “thinking” behind such lunacy is rooted in a monkey-rage response to the fact that Black students are statistically more likely to be disciplined by teachers than white students are. Compensatory measures are thus taken to soothe the seething mass monkey-rage of the nation’s liberals.

Even the mainstream media have criticised Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Attorney General Eric Holder and Barack Obama for what are essentially racial quotas in school discipline. It might be argued that this is a new type of unfairness, that African-American students will no longer get their fair share of educational discipline and that this will lead to new levels of inequality. Inequality means monkey-rage and no one wants to see that.

But there is another type of monkey-rage that could be triggered by this unfair treatment. The White students, who are to receive harsher punishments for the same misbehaviour, might not see how this will benefit them in the long run. In their short-sighted adolescent minds, these youngsters will think they’re being picked on and will revert to some backward state of furious, hateful monkeydom.

Is Obama trying to make a monkey out of America? If unfair treatment leads to monkey-rage, then treating unfair outcomes of authoritative discipline (both in and out of schools) with unfair legislation intended to redress the racial balance, will surely lead to more monkey-rage. The monkey in the experiment is sated when he sees that he gets the same piece of fruit as the other monkey. I finally overcame my rage when my housemate agreed to do his share of the chores. But will the metaphorical monkey cage of America ever know such peace? Surely equal treatment under the eyes of the law, from cradle to grave, from school to prison, is as close as we can get to fairness? Any measures taken as compensation for perceived unfairness are rendered valid only by existing perceptions of fairness, but these measures become unfair themselves when perceptions change. This isn’t really fair, it’s just monkey business. Monkeying around with the way teachers exact discipline on students throws a monkey wrench in the works of the educational system. Race is already a divisive issue in the USA, and this will only get worse while young people are made to feel painfully aware of how differently teachers treat them. If teachers can’t treat kids the same regardless of their race, then how can we expect them to treat each other fairly? After all, monkey see, monkey do.

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