Posts Tagged ‘Alt-Right’

Quote note (#361)

Greg Johnson reviews George Hawley’s Making Sense of the Alt-Right. Among the notable observations:

Hawley correctly dismissed the claim that has been widely repeated by lazy journalists that the neo-reaction (NRx) movement [sic] is a major influence on the Alt Right.

This will be consensus understanding eventually.

September 19, 2017admin 15 Comments »
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Moron bites (#29)

This guy clearly spends a lot of time listening to the Alt-Right.

August 15, 2017admin 129 Comments »
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Linkage

This type of image used to be the Hollywood icon for florid psychosis. Now

May 1, 2017admin 65 Comments »
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What is the Alt-Right? III

Late to this, which is what the comparatively honest faction of the Cathedral is seeing.

Main XS-specific quibbles:

(1) No, I didn’t have anything to do with The Dark Enlightenment blog. Nor, I’m highly confident, did Curtis Yarvin. I’m especially confident that the Open Letter was not written as an introduction to the DE.
ADDED: See this TDE statement.

(2) I have no social connections at all with the Lesser God-tier of SV. (If I did, I’d brag about it all the time.)

(3) Anyone who thinks this usage of echoes is non-ironic needs a Kek-check.

(4) The RamZPaul link is complete black-thread and duct tape conspiracism. (C’mon, seriously, that’s obvious, isn’t it?) A little reciprocal linkage isn’t a social relationship. We both merely acknowledge that the other guy exists.

Induction would suggest there are some other howlers beyond my epistemological horizon. Frankly, though, I don’t see much deliberate malevolence here. Cramer seems to be doing his best to understand what’s going on, and to remain as calm as possible about it. If he’s primarily interested in the Alt-Right, I’d recommend much more attention to Richard Spencer, and much less to Neoreaction. My recommendation to NRx, naturally, is to vindicate that suggestion.

March 3, 2017admin 87 Comments »
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Sentences (#91)

Broken on Twitter, but containing far too much insight into traumatic discrimination disorder to leave there:

NRx and Alt Right share just about one thing in common, but because that thing is “hating the media” the media naturally can’t tell them apart.

(Sentence unchanged, but glued back together, with one semiotic shortcut — “bc” for “because” — edited up into English)

For historical reference, this was the occasion.

February 11, 2017admin 51 Comments »
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Sentences (#89)

Steve Bannon’s world:

And so I think we are in a crisis of the underpinnings of capitalism, and on top of that we’re now, I believe, at the beginning stages of a global war against Islamic fascism.

The entire profile is exceptionally interesting. The explicit call-out of contemporary Russian (Hyperborean) Eurasianism is especially note-worthy, since it distances Bannon from the ideological core of the Alt-Right.

ADDED: More here.

February 5, 2017admin 32 Comments »
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Moron bites (#21)

The CIA edition.

Best line to come out of the insanity so far:

Mass concentration and coordination of autism via the Internet will [have been a] defining aspect of humanity’s history.

Source:

Continue Reading

January 11, 2017admin 28 Comments »
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The Alt-Right is Dead

It might stagger on for a bit longer, but it has nothing left to do. Annoying the (impending) Trump Regime at this point would be pointless, so that prospect isn’t any source of leverage. The 1488 nut cases, due to their marriage of convenience with the legacy media, have the ability to define it in the public mind, so those supporters without a Nazi-fetish will gradually drift away. It’s done.

Fascism isn’t cool, and Anglosphere cultures will never find it so. In Continental Europe it’s different, but that’s a whole other topic. We’re not them, which is one of the crucial things the Alt-Right ultras won’t ever get. We’re Atlanteans. There’s expanded space for a right-populist American nationalist movement, but it won’t call itself the Alt-Right, and if it’s remotely sensible it will be pre-emptively immunized against ruinous European ideas. It will probably be far more Tea-Party flavored, though a lot tougher. (This blog will still find its populism unappetizing.)

That’s the XS prediction. (RamZPaul, who liked the Alt-Right much more than I did, agrees with the central point.)

Jim has a very different take. (As does Amerika.)

Here‘s someone who’s building something more solid.

November 24, 2016admin 167 Comments »
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Sentences (#81)

Harsanyi:

… institutional media and white nationalists have formed a politically convenient symbiotic relationship.

Is this seriously deniable?

There’s a lot of conspiracy-theorizing underway right now, but it seems implausible, and superfluous. A spontaneous convergence of (perceived) interests is capable of explaining everything. In the end, though, someone is being played. In fact, it’s not only possible, but probable, that both sides of this particular arrangement are being played, and not primarily by each other.

November 23, 2016admin 25 Comments »
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Wagner’s Law

Wagner’s Law is a critical concept for political-philosophy. In the words of Adolph Wagner (1835–1917, as cited by Wikipedia): “The advent of modern industrial society will result in increasing political pressure for social progress and increased allowance for social consideration by industry.” It thus explains why the right has to be radical, if it isn’t to be a sad joke, because snowballing socialism is the ‘natural’ trend.

Here‘s Will Wilkinson abasing himself before it abjectly, and Arnold Kling showing considerably more spine. Also, commentary from Scott Sumner.

Nothing that falls short of a serious assault upon the real process formalized by Wagner’s Law merits the label ‘right-wing’. Conservatism, for instance, is merely decelerated leftism. Wilkinson is positively enthused by that. The Outer Right is everything that definitely isn’t.

What, then, is required to practically defy Wagner’s Law? NRx abstractly designates the project. Neocameralism goes into the details.

If XS expected the Alt-Right to break from the modern demotic meta-regime whose signature is Wagner’s Law, it would celebrate the fact. It doesn’t, sadly, expect anything of the kind. That’s why the Alt-Right isn’t ‘us’ or even — strictly speaking — a right-wing political phenomenon at all.

November 14, 2016admin 38 Comments »
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