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A Troublesome Inheritance has served as a rallying point for an obscure far-right ideology called the “Dark Enlightenment.” Self-professedly “anti-democratic” and “neo-reactionary,” this movement brings together an odd assortment of fascists, neo-Nazis, men’s rights activists, and libertarians who are united by their hatred of the “politically correct” academic and media establishment (which they refer to as “the Cathedral”), and by their unshakable belief in the biological reality of their racist and sexist beliefs. The “Dark Enlightenment” overlaps to great extent with the “human biodiversity” (HBD) movement, which is made up of (mostly pseudonymous) bloggers, bolstered by the support of a few fringe scientists. Among these scientists are Cochran and Harpending, who have their own HBD blog called “West Hunter.”

May 31, 2014admin 25 Comments »
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  • Handle Says:

    Except for the fascists and neo-Nazis part, the rest reads like an advertisement that points people on the conventional right to West Hunter. “… hatred of the “politically correct” academic and media establishment” you say? Tell me more …


    admin Reply:

    It’s a rite of passage.


    Thales Reply:

    Just make sure they spell your pseudonym right.


    Posted on May 31st, 2014 at 2:57 pm Reply | Quote
  • Peter A. Taylor Says:

    Whom the gods would destroy, they first confuse regarding the differences between libertarians and fascists.


    admin Reply:

    I’m reminded of your suggestion that a major driver of Cathedral race hysteria is the extreme difficulty of distinguishing mainstream Western political economy from fascism in any other way. (One of the most elegantly informative insights I’ve ever been privileged to be party to.)


    R. Reply:

    I’m not up-to-speed on what economic policies NSDAP actually promulgated, but wasn’t it actually Keynesianism, doing favours to big business & a bunch of welfare?


    Peter A. Taylor Reply:

    “As an economic system, fascism is socialism with a capitalist veneer…. Where socialism sought totalitarian control of a society’s economic processes through direct state operation of the means of production, fascism sought that control indirectly, through domination of nominally private owners.”
    — Sheldon Richman, Concise Encyclopedia of Economics (fascism)

    “We don’t need to take your cow so long as we own you. Who cares about whether we actually own the firm in name? So long as we have complete control over the people running it, that’s good enough.”
    — Bryan Caplan referring to Herman Rauschning’s book, _Hitler Speaks_

    Posted on May 31st, 2014 at 3:26 pm Reply | Quote
  • Cicada Says:

    Is this the first time the SPLC noticed you officially?


    admin Reply:

    To the best of my knowledge, yes.


    Posted on May 31st, 2014 at 5:10 pm Reply | Quote
  • This Rough Beast Says:

    I find it rather amusing that “MRA” seems to be a progressive catchall for any male-oriented space on the internet. I’m also rather interested in how they imagine anarchist/minarchist libertarians would reconcile themselves with fascism.

    We should notice the approach that all of the progressive publications are going to take toward the DE and neoreaction as it becomes bigger. *We* are having arguments about traditional morality vs neocameralism. They’re not going to notice or care about that. They’re only going to see the three big flashing letters “H-B-D” and go into conniptions. At another time, I would say that we should focus on producing enough high-quality work to make that ridiculous, but as we see with the real MRA’s, that doesn’t actually work because they will never report on it. (Continue producing high quality work anyway though).

    Given that most people in the broader DE would probably take SPLC attacks as a badge of honour, I think we should treat them the way most people treat PETA. Point out the fact that their tactics basically exist to make themselves money and that their definitions of “hate groups” are expanding so that vast swathes of the American population are pronounced guilty and presumably have “sentencing pending capture.” Here’s one source: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/southern_poverty_law_centers_lucrative_hate_group_label.html


    Steve Johnson Reply:

    Really not that difficult.

    SPLC reported Roosh as a hate site. On Roosh’s forum guys talk about what women are actually like and not how the media depicts them.

    SPLC never reported PUAhate as a hate site. On PUAhate men discuss how angry they are at everyone because they aren’t getting laid when they’re exactly what everyone says women want. They’re especially mad at guys who tell them that women are different from how they’re portrayed by the Cathedral.

    Which forum produced a mass murderer? Which forum has “hate” in the title?


    Posted on May 31st, 2014 at 5:35 pm Reply | Quote
  • Izak Says:

    Wait’ll the FBI reads THAT report!

    Oh! Wait!


    Posted on May 31st, 2014 at 5:48 pm Reply | Quote
  • argus Says:

    After reading half a page of the comments at the SPLC site my boredom and annoyance outpaced my mild amusement at the antics of the prog creationists. Christian creationists can be a lot of fun. For example, this. But the leftist creationists, like leftists in general, are hopelessly dull–mindless bots attempting to bring about global intellectual ecophagy. (Noophagic grey goo?)


    admin Reply:

    The Christian version only really becomes toxic when it fuses with Cathedral mind-control apparatus, but unfortunately that seems to be happening ever more unreservedly.


    Posted on May 31st, 2014 at 5:56 pm Reply | Quote
  • peppermint Says:

    they’ve been deleting most of my comments for a few days. I don’t know why they have comments on HateWatch lol

    I guess the point is to make them close comments.

    Anyway, time to laugh at their ten-story aluminum shed headquarters 🙂


    Aaron Reply:


    I hope you were behind seven proxies or something. Or are already in possession of “fuck you” money. Commenting at the SPLC website is like pamphleting at FBI headquarters. It strikes me as something that can be very hazardous to your posting career.


    Posted on May 31st, 2014 at 5:58 pm Reply | Quote
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  • RorschachRomanov Says:

    The Dark Enlightenment is far scarier than Theodore J. Kaczynski (the Unabomber) or Hannibal Lector or perhaps even Hitler himself… to the progressive, the “elite,” to be wrong is to be destroyed. Highlighting the insanity, must, as Land says of human biological diversity, it must, as it calls into question the universalist narrative, be destroyed at all costs!

    I am reminded of a scene from John Dolan’s “Peasant Hell:”

    “Laura Miller wrote in my yearbook, “Hello. You are too smart. Goodbye. With a peace sign in lieu of a signature.

    Hello; peace sign; goodbye. Sort of sums it up.”

    Regarding the depth of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s analysis generally:

    Hello; racist; goodbye.



    RorschachRomanov Reply:

    A Freudian slip: “Peasant Hell” instead of the actually entitled “Pleasant Hell.” The plebian, status quo progressive filth have invaded my mind. Nay, my very soul. Damn yoooooouuuuu!


    Posted on May 31st, 2014 at 9:03 pm Reply | Quote
  • Orthodox Says:

    It says more if you are not on the SPLC’s list.


    Posted on June 1st, 2014 at 4:40 am Reply | Quote
  • spandrell Says:

    When do we reach the point that we’re so evil and dangerous to the Cathedral that Putin or China decides to fund us? If I were Wade I’d be asking for asylum already.


    Anissimov Reply:

    I can’t tell if this is meant to be fanciful or you’re actually serious.


    Posted on June 1st, 2014 at 9:34 am Reply | Quote
  • Karl F. Boetel Says:

    “An odd assortment of fascists, neo-Nazis, men’s rights activists, and libertarians…”

    An odd assortment indeed. I look forward to the SPLC exposing the slightly more popular far-left ideology of the “Enlightenment”: an odd assortment of communists, Jews, women’s rights activists, and egalitarians.


    Posted on June 2nd, 2014 at 12:36 am Reply | Quote
  • Charon Says:

    I see that my little Dark Enlightenment website picked up a link at that SPLC post also, even though I’ve never even written much of anything there. (Having, as I do, a job, family, etc., I created the site to have as a refuge, if needed, should my writing under my own name at my regular blog start to become a liability, or should I feel the need to say some of the more unspeakable things that I find myself thinking from time to time.)

    I did gather up a couple of Mencius’s multipart pieces, and our host’s original DE series, just to have them safely copied and to make them easily available, and that alone has generated quite a bit of traffic and linkage over the past year, even though I’ve added almost no other content.

    And now, a link from the SPLC! I hardly feel deserving of such an honor. I should roll up my sleeves and give them something to talk about.


    Posted on June 5th, 2014 at 10:34 pm Reply | Quote
  • Mark Citadel Says:

    The Southern Mentally-impoverished Lawless Center is a terrorist organization employed wholesale by Modernity. These people have gone after several individual targets and have ruined marriages, gotten people thrown out of churches, and fired from their careers. It’s run by a high-voiced faggot who looks like the offspring of something slimy.

    Also bear in mind they practically took out a contract hit on the Family Research Council that almost ended in mass murder.

    Be cautious in dealing with them, at least while we are still in these initial stages of Reactionary thought and planning. They could hamper certain things with their meddling, so let them keep running around after the dregs of the KKK and League of the South for now. We should remain under the radar as much as possible.

    Be patient. Their time will come when the Kali Yuga finally expires and their contributers are hauled before an ecclesiastic court facing the highest punishment for crimes against Tradition. I think we all know what the highest punishment is 😉


    Posted on January 18th, 2015 at 5:17 am Reply | Quote

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