A Bottom Up Solution:
Culture Hacking & the Cultivation of Everyday Genius
My mentor is a very productive but anonymous activist with a 160 IQ. He told me many years ago that the White nationalist movement isn’t going anywhere if it is dominated by people making clownish and unserious incitements to violence.
The worst thing about clownish and unserious incitements to violence is not the bad image it projects; bad as this is, the worst thing is that it is a short-circuit from what really needs to be done.
The Third Reich and the Communist governments of the USSR and Red China are examples of radical “Top Down” solutions. All failed, and had horrible consequences for the citizens of Germany, Russia and its republics, and China. The Third Reich may have succeeded had it not lost the war, but we’ll never know.
What we do know is that the focus on Top Down solutions is a dead end. The Tea Party radio shows and commentary are all solely focused on top down solutions, encouraging adherents to protest the government and beg Big Daddy government to “fix the problem.”
My above-mentioned mentor goes through life solving problems both technical and human. I have observed how he has an incisive mind that is very strong at “drilling down” into problems, and fixing them. He is able to do this because he has spent his life doing complex problems in mathematics, physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, computer science, and even organic farming. He made a computer-controlled automatic chicken house that regulates temperature and keeps his chickens fed and watered while he is away working his long hours.
You don’t need a 160 IQ to be an everyday genius. 120 should be sufficient. What matters is that you cultivate your native abilities towards practical ends.
The information technology field is still a good career choice, both high level and low level. I help businesses use computers and peripherals to better organize their offices, and I help ordinary folks get on the Internet and sell their stuff on Ebay, among other things. I’m a “no job too small” computer handyman.
If you have children, tutoring them a half hour a day, almost every day, in mathematics and science will make them excel way beyond their peers. Teachers and administrators will classify them as “college bound” and treat them accordingly. They will become very confident in their own abilities to solve problems, and not just math and science problems.
Math and science training seems to strengthen the brain in all fields, including writing, philosophy and rhetoric. A little knowledge of science gives a person a rich array of metaphors that seem to apply really well in real life. A metaphor I discovered is that of the evolution of pathogenic bacteria. Oppressing the ordinary, symbiant staphylococcus aureus bacteria with overuse of antibiotics created the monster of “Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.” MRSA killed 17,000 people in 2005, according to Wikipedia.
Overuse of political correctness and anti-white memes is creating a “resistant” population among Whites. Moreover, being forced into the middle of the Muslim-Jewish religious war is teaching us about Semitic social strategies, just as bacteria can acquire resistance via horizontal transfer from different species of bacteria via plasmids:
Evolution with horizontal transfer. So bacteria acquire genetic variation through random mutation, but, unlike humans or oak trees, they also regularly get new gene variants through the process of horizontal transfer — that is, they can pass DNA back and forth to one another directly. For example, bacterial genes can be incorporated into small self-replicating circles of DNA called plasmids, which can be “injected” into other bacteria. The receiving bacterium may even incorporate some of the new DNA from the plasmid into its own genome and pass those genetic sequences on to its descendents. Importantly, bacteria do not have to be closely related to share DNA. Horizontal transfer can occur across even distantly related species — which would be a bit like you picking up the family pet and winding up with a few cat genes in your genome. In terms of evolution, this means that bacteria do not have to rely on random mutation to produce a beneficial gene variant. One species might pick up an advantageous gene from another species, and the process of natural selection could begin to act right away, spreading the new variant through future generations.
Horizontal transfer has important implications for the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
Horizontal transfer can speed up the evolution of antibiotic resistance. Bacteria don’t necessarily have to wait for the right random mutations to come along to, say, adapt to penicillin. If another species or strain has already gone through the process of accumulating the mutations to resist penicillin, the appropriate resistance genes are probably already floating around in bacterial populations. This means that a population that encounters penicillin for the first time may already include a few individuals that carry highly-evolved resistance genes, allowing the strain to evolve quickly to evade the antibiotic.
Horizontal transfer aids the evolution of multiply-resistant strains. Plasmids can carry several genes, and so, separate genes to resist several different antibiotics can make their way onto the same plasmid. For example, in 2003 biologists discovered a single MRSA plasmid that conferred resistance to the penicillin and streptomycin families of antibiotics, as well as two other antibiotics and a disinfectant commonly found in wet wipes! Since the genes are physically attached together, selecting for one of those resistance genes lets the others hitchhike to high frequency. So exposing a bacterial population to say, streptomycin, may also unintentionally favor the evolution of a strain that resists the other antibiotics as well. http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/news/080401_mrsa
We can develop resistance via horizontal transmission as well, via transfer of ideas and memes, rather than genes.
The Islamic concept of Taqqiyah, which is “dissimulation about one’s true beliefs” is absolutely necessary given the Jewish adeptness at dishonest debate tactics and top down discourse distortion.
Another horizontal transmission we need to adopt is the “Market Dominant Minority” way of life. Market Dominant Minorities such as the Hindus and Pakistanis who own convenience stores are able to act more independently of the government and corporations because they aren’t dependent on hostile institutions for employment and livelihood. They are a “tribe” that is able to act collectively, and even keep their banking “within the tribe.”
Lastly, the “Culture of Learning” is very strong among Asians and Jews. Even if you are an electrician, you should study electrical engineering and become an electrical inspector. If you are an auto mechanic, you should learn how to “hack” cars and roll your own plug-in hybrids or electric cars.
The “steam punk” and “cyber punk” movements are very healthy trends. If I wasn’t tied down by work and family obligations, one thing I might do is move to Kalamazoo, Michigan, and tinker over at “The Geek Group” http://www.thegeekgroup.org/ which provides a “do it yourself” science laboratory/artisan workshop. It’s amazing such a thing is even legal! Get there while you can!
If you’re not sure what you want to do, get the Lindsay books catalog http://lindsaybks.com/ described as “Exceptional technical books for experimenters, inventors, tinkerers, mad scientists, and Thomas-Edison-types.” They have a project where you fabricate a lathe from hand tools, and then fabricate a whole machine shop from the lathe using things like motors from old washing machines.
One worthy project I would suggest would be fabricating things built to last, or refurbishing antique devices for resale, as discussed by Alex Kurtagic. An example might be a washing machine that is both highly energy efficient, and designed to last for decades.
Some takeout restaurants in Silicon valley give out porcelain “takeout dishes” and ask you to return them when you can. You can fight back against the “throwaway society,” which is literally killing the ecosystem through the Pacific Garbage Patch.
Many great inventors were critical of the power and activism of Organized Jewry, such as Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. If you make yourself relevant to society based on a practical yet revolutionary design or invention, people will be more likely to listen to your social critiques. This is what I call “Culture Hacking.”
It’s a fact that Americans are going to be a lot poorer, and some combinations of high tech and low tech solutions may mitigate our looming impoverishment. Attacking the throwaway society is a full-frontal attack on International Banking as well. Attacking the bankers and helping ordinary people with your invention would be a great act of Culture Hacking, and Bottom Up solutions.
We are facing serious economic and material problems. You should never assume that “someone else is going to take care of it.” Maybe you will be some kind of hero-inventor. Look at the lasting fame of the guy who invented peanut butter!
In conclusion, we should pay attention to high tech, low tech, and science. We need to get back to “tinkering,” and the Culture of Learning. We need Francis Bacon and Leonardo DaVincis among us once again. You don’t need to be a super-genius, just a bit above average, intellectually curious, optimistic, persistent and industrious. The scientists I know are very optimistic, happy, capable individuals. Our individual success will contribute to the success of the cause of the survival of European man into the future.
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For the time being the focus on top-down solutions may not be practical, but if we can ever regain and hold on to the commanding heights of our society, implementing top-down solutions may be the best way to go.
Bear in mind that most people’s sense of what is just and desirable is strongly influenced by the diktats of those who hold power. Most people are conformists; they conform their ideology to align closely with that of those who wield power. Thus most people who pass through our education system are indoctrinated by the high priests of the media and higher education to believe that multiculturalism is desirable, that no meaningful differences exist among peoples or cultures, or even between genders, and that the racial awareness is loathesome, despicalble, and small-minded.
People do not independently come to believe these things by sheer happenstance. Rather, they internalize the dogmas that are disseminated from those who hold onto the reigns of power – in this case from those in the media and from the priesthood of civil religion that is firmly entrenched in tenured positions in the humanities and social sciences in academia.
If we can attain political power, it will be expedient to forcibly dislodge these charlatans who seek the destruction of our people from any and all positions in media, academia, and politics. That’s how it was done in Western Europe. After the war the Allies used their proxies in the major foundations like Annenberg, Carnegie, and Ford to endow the chair of humanities and social sciences departments in all the prestige universities. Up and coming professors seek to build on the dogmas being propagated from those who are firmly entrenched in prestige positions.
For the time being, a ground-up grassroots movement may be all we can do. We certainly need to do something to keep a viable ideological alternative alive as a seed that may someday germinate and flower. But if political winds change direction and the existing order collapses acquiring control of the media and political apparatus can better lend itself to a rapid transformation and restoration of the health and interests of our people.
And bear in mind, collapse may be much closer than we expect. Even establishment figures like Niall Ferguson, a historian who made his name chronicling financial history and writing authorized biographies of the Rothschild and Warburg banking cartels, has recently been predicting collapse.
If you get a chance, listen to these interviews on Jim Giles website, rebelarmy.com:
Bill Lind & Paul Craig Roberts.
Many people assume that America will gradually transition into a multicultural, multiracial, miscegenated state like Brazil. Frankly, I think the constant demonization of white and hatred toward white men engendered by academia will make such a transition unlikely. When things change, it won’t merely take the shape of a forseeable and readily predictable browning of America. Real collapse and fragmentation of America may occur in the future.
Just look at the phenomenon that that delivered the coup de grâce to the ethnic cleansing of our cities:
Detriot 1967: “It was the new Motown sound. This was equal opportunity…”
The Slaughter of Cities by E Michael Jones
The phenomenon known as ‘white flight’ to the suburbs was largely a matter of middle and lower-middle class whites being ethnically cleansed from urban areas.
What is all the more remarkable is that the events depicted above happened when America was near the very zenith of its prosperity. Detroit for example was every bit as vibrant and prosperous in the 1960’s as Silicon Valley is today. The collapse of American manufacturing and auto industries would not follow until several decades later.
With all the racial animus against whites being disseminated by the universities, it may be difficult for America to cohere as a unified state. Just look at what demography holds in store for Texas as an example. Do you think America will remain unified when it is beset with crushing poverty and widespread hatred for the people who once comprised its historic majority?
If it becomes fragmented and atomized, there may be a major exodus of whites back to Europe. As America collapses into third world corruption and squalor, Eastern Europe may attain a prominence among western powers that America once held nearly fifty years ago.
Let us do what we can to build a movement from the ground up. But bear in mind that plan B may just be to pack your bags.
You know, it’s interesting that you bring that up. It’s something that I’ve thought of for a long time. I myself am doubtful that an ethnostate could ever be created in North America. (The best chance was the Civil War, and we know how that turned out.) I mean, the practical challenges are insurmountable. But moving back to Europe, to my true homeland, is something that I’ve considered for a long time. Since my father was born in Germany, I think I’d be eligible for citizenship (but I’m not completely sure about that).
If I had some kind of guaranteed work in Germany, I probably would move there. It’s where I feel most at home anyway, even though I was born in North America and have lived here my whole life. But when I travel, I always go back to Germany.
That would be the ultimate dream of all dreams, wouldn’t it? To turn the white homeland, Europe, in a white ethno-continent? Spengler says that when a people is uprooted from its native soil, it loses its racial identity. I think that may be true. But by moving back, perhaps it could be regained.
In reply to Charles:
You made several excellent observations. I hope my comments will be worthy of them.
In reply, indoctrination has become the purpose of public “education.”
Hence, the need for a new, ground-up system, such as home schooling.
Linkages will continue to develop at amazing rates of speed; we simply need to be focused on the Reality-based Community.
They are being removed from relevance at an amazing rate. Look at what is happening in the Mid-East, which seems to resemble nothing so much as Europe post-1918.
That will tie into your summary and my thoughts on your summary.
In reply, this is what happened in NSDAP Germany, when the people stopped being demoralized, stopped accepting the lies of their Enemy, and stopped being victims.
They accepted new values, a restoration of an organic social order, and, from that, to a New Order.
Thanks, I will definitely check them out. William S. Lind is absolutely preeminent as a historical analyst. Ropberts has had his political illusions removed.
And our overarching solution is…?
Only one Race can make a modern economy, and make it better, year by year.
All – repeat – ALL – other Races are essentially stagnant, seeing the world as a zero-sum Game, at best.
Excellent point, and one that leads to the need for political and economic alternatives for our Race.
Looking at the expansion of Muslin interests throughtout Southern Europe, and our creation of a Muslim State (Kosovo) at the direct expense of the White Orthodox Christians, you see our government remains antagonistic to an Racially homogeneous ethnostate in Europe.
I don’t see a retreat to Eastern Europe being in the cards. For example, look at the horrific maintainence of the Chernobyl era reactors in the region. When Chernobyl blew off, sheep died in Wales from the fallout.
What do you think will happen to, say, Vienna?
Build a “‘movement’ from the ground up?”
The foundation of a Movement is One Cause, and we have the best Cause – that our Posterity will succeed by any means necessary, especially in the face of the deliberate national and international policy of the genocide of White Children.
A shorthand phrase to summarize The Cause?
“Pack your bags?”
And go where, exactly?
South Africa’s Boer farmers are seriously looking to move – wholesale – to Georgia; that is, as in “climb into the Antonovs and Start Over.”
I could make that argument for them. I can even make a variation on that argument for our New 99ers.
For us, the “where” is Northwest, and the “what” is the formation of a Northwest Republic, which has as its Founding Principle the SOLE purpose of creating, sustaining, and developing a White Homeland.
My Posterity will live there, with one focus, DO BETTER, as I offer them what we uniquely can offer:
Honor, Discipline, and the Stars.
We can learn from this.
Interesting and important article, which is to say, I’ve been thinking along the same lines.
I keep hearing about people, White people even, “re-claiming” areas of Detroit, turning abandoned buildings into communes and, more importantly, turning empty lots into farmland.
Despite their overall Leftist vibe, and pomo ideas of ‘art’ that are more like ‘mental illness,’ local artist groups can I think be a valuable educational resource. Oddly enough, it’s precisely the pomo, “living art” or “performance art” poseurs who have the most useful skills to offer; not watercolors but welding. The Galopagos Institute in Brooklyn runs such classes, although I’ve only taken their course in making absinthe. Home brew however will be a useful skill in the post-economy; there won’t be any beer stores, and the mobs won’t kill the guy who knows how to brew.
I accept some of these premises, but I would argue that while going into science and math might be individually beneficial to some people, what the movement really needs, above all, is more people to go into the media — into Hollywood (film-making and television) and into the press.
That’s why the Jews always control the nation, regardless of which party is in power, or regardless of how well or poorly the economy is doing. The entire mainstream cultural discourse is in their hands. They shape the values of the country.
If I had my wish, I would have every single individual of a radical-traditionalist or white nationalist bent go into the media. Every one. At the very least, they would learn the technical skills for us to be able to make high-quality movies and television of our own. At best, they might actually get into the Hollywood system and change its values.
Imagine if there were not merely one Mel Gibson, but dozens of Mel Gibsons making films in Hollywood. Suddenly, the most powerful force in the modern era, the moving picture, would be reflecting our values and pushing our agenda.
Everything else — finance, science, technology — is secondary to the power of the media in shaping people’s thoughts. With the decline of religion, the mainstream media is more powerful than ever. If America had a radical-traditionalist/white-nationalist media, we would have a radical-traditionalist/white-nationalist nation, regardless of what the ethnic composition of the population was “at the bottom.”
As we have seen, even corporations and even the military are falling over themselves to adopt cultural-Marxist media values. This is all because the mass media still, even in an age of the Internet, controls most people’s thoughts and shapes their values.
A media free of Jewish influence. Nothing could be more beneficial to our cause than this. Nothing.
I agree with this. And I think there’s a lot more that can be done on the “media” front online, too. Graphic design, web design, video editing, etc. are more valuable skills for people to learn than how to make contraptions out of old washing machine parts.
Yes, I agree. Very much. I am convinced that sites like this one, TOO, TOQ, etc., are far more persuasive now than they were before simply because their layout looks more professional. The slicker, more polished, more sophisticated, more “commercial” we could make the delivery of our message, the more persuasive it would be.
Marketing is another thing we should go into. Imagine if we had people in PR, or a PR firm “of our own.” Just to use one example, the group Prussian Blue was sadly crucified by the mainstream press, for obvious reasons. And what a pity, because it could have connected with a new audience. Imagine if there had been a traditionalist PR film that could have given them more balanced, even at least mildly favourable promotion.
These fields, all the fields that have to do with mass persuasion, the media in every form, old and new, are very obviously the fields into which we should pour all of our resources, because they are how people are indoctrinated — or deprogrammed.
The Jews have proven that this tactic works. We should follow their example and undo the damage that they have done, and build a media force of our own, in every manifestation.
A media free of Jewish influence. Nothing could be more beneficial to our cause than this. Nothing.
We need a professional quality White Video News website.
A pro-white version of CNN. Someplace that whites can go to hear the truth that the Jewish media isn’t covering, or is covering up.
There’s no way to get into the government licensed and regulated television broadcast industry so we need to go around them using the internet. Video webcasting is the solution.
To start it could be nothing more than a daily (or if resources were very tight a weekly) newscast from a white nationalist perspective. Just a half hour a day of quality programming. The bare minimum standard for this would be the same that’s required of a local TV station. The show must go on. Every day that webcast goes out on time. Every webcast meets basic quality standards.
Fox News uses a tactic that we can copy. They have the best looking anchorwomen. This is important. People believe what good looking women say. That’s a large part of the Sarah Palin phenomenon. This also creates the image of success and authority, the group with beautiful women is a group with status, with power.
Behind the scenes all that’s required is professionalism and high standards. In front of the camera you need to look good. Obviously everyone involved in should be white, especially the anchorwomen.
To work this would have to be so good that a viewer looking at a clip of it on youtube could mistake it for a cable news program. That means good looking anchorwomen (I can’t repeat that often enough), professional delivery, multiple camera angles, smooth camera movement, a good looking set (no sitting in front of a green screen), well designed graphics and titles, fast paced live editing, and an intelligent script to read off the teleprompter.
For content there must be a focus on white issues. Not implicit white issues, explicit ones. The stuff that Rush Limbaugh can’t talk about we should be pounding at every opportunity. Ending legal immigration. Ending all guest worker programs. Protecting our manufacturing base with tariffs. Exposing the jewish role in the financial swindles. Exposing the jewish role in promoting war.
Eventually we should have a 24 hour video webcast.
Dr. William Pierce accomplished a great deal with a weekly half hour broadcast on shortwave radio and uploaded to websites. If we could start with a weekly newscast, a broadcast quality production, we could reach far more people in 2011 than Pierce did in 2002.
I agree with most of this. A half-hour of news — ideally daily, but, as you say, weekly at first, given that resources would be tight and technical facility on the part of the creators would likely be limited at first. The crew would probably need to time to learn efficiencies.
It could even be a half-hour on a continual loop, something like CNN’s Headline News.
Funnily enough, I’m not quite so certain on the necessity of an attractive female anchor, though, which you keep stressing. And I’m saying this as someone who completely “gets” the idea of the appeal of pretty girls on TV. I mean, I actually sometimes watch CNN for the sole purpose of hoping to catch of glimpse of the stunning Brianna Keilar, who is one of CNN’s reporters and occasional anchors, and is one of the most gorgeous women on television, period (a fair-haired, fair-skinned, soft-featured blonde with a really pretty Germanic look).
I think for this network, it would be better to have an intelligent male anchor who was philosophically in tune with radical traditionalism. Women are simply not predisposed to be as committed to these matters as men are. They’re also not smart enough — there, I’ve said it.
I think a young urban professional type would be the best best, someone with a confident, masculine speaking voice. The BBC and Deutsche Welle (in English) have anchors who fit this image.
But this is an irrelevant quibble about a small detail. I agree with your premise — a half-hour news broadcast, streamed over a Web channel. The real key would be giving it a top-notch professional look in terms of camera work and editing and studio setting, not something that looks like it was Skyped from someone’s basement.
@ “At best, they might actually get into the Hollywood system and change its values.”
That can only happen if you make such a super-bestselling film like Gibson’s Passion that you can become your own Executive Producer for your next, pro-West film (e.g., Apocalypto). Otherwise no mainstream producer will found you.
Let’s imagine that we plan to take Pierce’s The Turner Diaries or Kurtagic’s Mister or Covington’s The Brigade to the big screen. First question: How could we, I mean realistically, film such explicit WN?
OK: Let’s suppose that I had enough money to study cinematography and that after a decade or two I could manage to film implicit WN, for example a couple of Arthur C. Clarke’s futuristic novels where everybody is white (similar to LOTR where all the good guys were white, actually of the hyper-Nordic type).
The trouble is that in a decade or two, when I finished my career, the US might already have gone bankrupt to afford novel Hollywood projects, not to mention that whites would be still less in the US as an approaching minority (i.e., time for explicit rather than implicit WN). To boot, how can we “might actually get into the Hollywood system and change its values” if for decades it has been controlled by the kikes? And it will be controlled by them unless a revolution takes place (cf. what the revolutionaries did to Hollywood in The Brigade).
@ “I myself am doubtful that an ethnostate could ever be created in North America.”
You should read the essay #2 of Toward the White Republic. Everything starts with a dream. If we had enough time, yes: I’d go to Hollywood and try to make my way among the kikes with lots of takiyas from my part. But in 2011 the situation is too far gone. If we were in the late 1960s or early 70s, perhaps.
I wish I were wrong. Instead of trying to influence the media legally, I believe that Covington has a point by declaring all anti-white media journalists in the nation as legitimate military targets. But it’s too early to start shooting them, and perhaps too late to start a Hollywood career.
Quite a dilemma, isn’t it?
What’s so special about an IQ of 120? IQ is not everything and it is a bad idea for prowhites to be so fixated on it. Can it, will you.
My IQ is 94 but I know what’s what. You guys with your giant brains still need some supposedly dim bulbs not unlike myself to clean up after you while you save our world. It’s always been this way; the women with the big IQs don’t want to do this kind of work or stay home with babies; they want to run for mayor of a big city and promote multiculturalism.
Geeeeeze, boys, get a life.
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