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The Comedy of Million Dollar Extreme
For decades upon decades, Jews have used irony and sarcasm to great effect in their war against whites. Their ancient hatred coupled with their undeniable dominance of the various entertainment industries has allowed for the mass expression of anti-white messages across the globe. Within these industries the most virulent and successful outlet for this hatred has been comedy. Comedy is particularly insidious in that laughter makes people feel good and feeling good while being propagandized makes it that much harder for the individual to discern subversive subtexts and political messages, both overt and covert. In general, racially-conscious whites, prior to the internet, simply had to take this abuse (as most did and still do).
Fortunately, the internet now provides a convenient large-scale platform for those who have awakened to the Jewish narrative and want to do something to change it. Never before has it been easier to challenge anti-whites and to organize in ways that will ensure our own survival. And for those with comedic talent, the internet provides a perfect place for the mocked to mock the mockers. The comedy directed at whites and white values through such Jewish comedic institutions as Saturday Night Live and the Daily Show is now being countered by whites who have become aware of the deliberate corrosion of their cultures and identities.
These whites have never lived in a time when being white was not “problematic” and have never had anything but venom spit at them by the Jewish and Judaized comedic elite. Anti-white comedic irony and sarcasm has done wonders for those who have sought the deconstruction and emasculation of white civilization. But in its success it has exposed itself — its origins, its techniques, its subtleties — and opened itself to attacks. The goyish cat is out of the bag, and he will not let himself be captured again. The internet is now filled with talented and intelligent comedians who use irony, sarcasm, and ridicule to great effect.
Among the best of this new breed of “Alt-Right” comedian are the men behind Million Dollar Extreme, a YouTube channel started in December 2007 by Sam Hyde, Charles Carroll, and Nick Rochefort. When one goes though their archive, one sees from the beginning a distrust of the system and a frustration with the vacuity of pop culture. Their videos are steeped in an exasperation with contemporary America and a disdain for bourgeois values. And by utilizing a vaporwave-cum-infomercial aesthetic, even their visual style becomes a critique of sorts: a nostalgia for a seemingly simpler cultural order yet an acknowledgement of its flashy, artificial, and ultimately hopeless emptiness.
Early videos were often short cell phone recordings of a young Sam Hyde, who seemed at the time to be either living at home with his mother or frequently visiting and, much to her annoyance, videoing himself in a bathroom mirror. Others were semi-planned skits of various types and “man on the street” interviews lampooning various manifestations of 21st century American culture. But each video, from the earliest to the latest, is an attack — sometimes explicit, sometimes implicit — on some cultural trope, some particular banality, some expression of crass materialism. Using irony, sarcasm, and direct verbal attack, Million Dollar Extreme wages a war on popular insanity — and does so hilariously.
In October 2013, Mr. Hyde recorded a TEDx talk at Drexel University in Philadelphia entitled “Sam Hyde’s 2070 Paradigm Shift,” a savage mockery of TED Talks and the culture of politically correct “stuff white people like” self-righteousness, among a vast array of other things.
His live “troll” was reported in a wide range of news sources and is still the most popular video on Million Dollar Extreme’s YouTube channel. Neither the boldness nor the humor of the prank was deniable. But no report quite captured the thematic breadth and gravity of what Mr. Hyde was doing. The Huffington Post started their piece on the event by saying: “We like where your heart is, TED Talks. We really do. But even the most devoted fan of your brand, which produces lectures that mix scientific and philosophical ideas to help Make You a Better You, can get tiresome.” We learn in the first line that the author does not quite “get” Mr. Hyde’s talk simply by his admission that he likes the TED Talks “brand” (a telling word choice) and their feel-good, self-satisfied liberalism. But then we discover that, really, he has only become bored by them. For him, Mr. Hyde produced nothing more than a particularly entertaining TED Talk. Adrien Chen, writing for Gawker, explains that “everyone is annoyed” by the “vacuum-sealed idea nuggets” of TED Talks. He too seems to think that TED Talks have just grown a bit stale. These two journalists (as well as others) seem to have missed the larger scorched-earth irony of the talk, instead only picking up various one-liners with which to entertain their readers. But of course they would not get it. They are just as much a part of the mainstream culture that Mr. Hyde was ridiculing as anything specifically related to TED.
Irony and sarcasm from below always spell trouble for the ruling class. It is a telltale sign of a coming cultural swing. Mr. Hyde’s talk did indeed ridicule various TED Talk clichés — the fetishization of technology, “progressive” notions of social justice, egotistic posturing, the virtue of “play,” the utterly absurd notion that ideas qua ideas have value — but it also demonstrated a bitter lack of faith in a culture that could accept such facile and vapid intellectual activities in the first place. Posing as a well-travelled photojournalist recently returned from a “social justice” project in Mogadishu (helping Muslim women clean the streets and “restore humanity to their war-torn country”), Mr. Hyde bombards the Drexel audience with predictions about the future interspersed with observations about the present which were surely uncomfortable to those in attendance. Highlights include:
- “look at what [the September 11th hijackers] accomplished . . . They didn’t even speak English! . . . Sometimes great ideas are actually horrible ideas.”
- “We looked at the data and what we found surprised us . . . what we found is that culture is a sewer.”
- “By my calculations, we have five years ‘til the world ends.”
- “Trash economy . . . you use cubes of trash as money . . . everybody becomes rich. It’s a gold rush.”
- “It’s called the knockout game and eventually white people are going to get tired of playing it.”
- “Soda Stream will do for soda what 3-D printing did for assault rifles.”
- “I think you’re gonna be seeing a whole lot more of these great Apple products.”
- “Facebook as your birth certificate.”
The performance itself is crucial and so no transcribed excerpt can do it justice, but one sees a pattern of critique in these examples (as well as, of course, numerous others that can be seen in the actual video) that goes well past what would be required for a TED Talks parody. Mr. Hyde extrapolates a future based on phenomena already present in our culture: the epidemic of largely unreported black-on-white racial violence; the desire for alternative currencies arising from an increasing lack of faith in the financial system; the belief held by corporations in an ever-expanding consumer market; an increasingly computerized and socially atomized society; the privatization of government services at the behest of powerful profiteers; and, most importantly, a general collective unease and dissatisfaction with the status quo that crosses the social and political spectrum. Mr. Hyde’s predictions resonate because many sound like the full-grown versions of embryonic ideas already extant in our world. They don’t strike us as so far-out as to be entirely unbelievable. So often laughter is the result of nervous tension. This is true here. When one reflects on the absurdities of the past year, the past month, the past week, doesn’t anything seem possible in the next half-century? This can be terrifying or it can be liberating. Mr. Hyde, by describing the absurdity of the future in the present, allows us to release our nervous laughter but also helps to create a space in which our minds can roam and we can envision new social formations, reinvigorated racial consciousness, and a new and healthier order.
On September 19th of this year, Mr. Hyde released what is his most directly confrontational video to date: “Sam Hyde — Migrant Crisis stand-up routine — Sept. 29th, 2015.”
Dressed in an Arab costume, Mr. Hyde asked the audience to raise their hands if they believed that humans are “all just the same” and that race is nothing but “skin color.” To their credit, many did not. One audience member who didn’t was then treated to the standard litany of insults to which anyone who refuses to believe such lies is regularly subjected: “KKK! Nazi! Get him fired from his job! Get that guy!” By demonstrating in person what so often happens behind the safety of Twitter accounts and “fake” email addresses, the madness of the thought-policing social justice warrior is accentuated.
Mr. Hyde then proceeds to mock the notion that artificial political borders create identity. “You are an American just by virtue of being here,” he states, while pretending to be a Muslim. “My people . . . have been killing each other for 6,000 years . . . In one or two generations, 6,000 years of evolution and cultural programming is gonna be undone, and we’re gonna be watching MTV . . . and throwing baseballs and saluting flags just like you guys.” This is, after all, what the average white liberal actually believes. Granted, the evidence that disproves this notion beyond a shadow of a doubt is systematically hidden from him by the Jewish elite, but it continues to be startling and disturbing that anyone could accept such an idea without serious reservations. To hear this concept vocalized is comical to those in the know and, with hope, comical and revelatory to those who are not. With almost 65,000 views in the past month, it is likely that numerous viewers had never even considered the fact that they have believed such nonsense all their lives.
One of the high points of this performance is when Mr. Hyde pretends to receive a call from Mossad: “Hello, Mossad? Yes, this is ISIS . . . I let a few hate facts loose . . . You have to do some damage control . . . do three or four more movies about the Holocaust and this will all blow over . . . and by the way, some of our soldiers are gonna be comin’ by later to use your hospitals to heal up. Hope that’s okay.” There is little in contemporary Western culture that is more taboo than tackling the Jewish question. Doing so in a comedic format likely tempers some backlash (one hopes) but it also taps into the “viral” power of irony. Viewers surely react in different ways to the video — some are likely offended, some simply enjoy hearing controversial statements for the sake of mischief and spectacle, others are tuned in to the message and enjoy Mr. Hyde’s courage. But regardless of how any particular viewer reacts, the message exists in his mind. It weaves its way through prior knowledge, possibly staying dormant for a time, but forever present and ready to flare up when exposed to new information. The next time an “unawakened” Million Dollar Extreme fan or, ideally, someone who simply stumbles upon the video, hears a news story about how blacks are getting slaughtered by white cops, or how aging white populations need to be replaced by low-IQ immigrants from the Third World, or some hawkish Republican desperately trying to get young white men killed for Israel, a connection just might be made. Perhaps the seed of doubt Mr. Hyde plants in this routine will grow into a tall and sturdy radical consciousness in one person or many. One can never be entirely sure who views or reads what on the internet but the more people any particular work affects the greater the chance of reaching just the right person at just the right time.
Even in very short and seemingly superficial videos, Million Dollar Extreme cleverly engages in cultural subversion. In one early video Mr. Hyde plays Tyler, a young man with a new bowl-cut. Tyler’s enthusiasm for his new look strikes the viewer as funny not only because the hairstyle is so terribly out of fashion but because Tyler seems unaware of the fact. The video works on two levels: it forces the audience to see both how shallow Tyler is and how shallow they are for laughing at him. His innocent delight in looking absurd is almost unnerving. How could someone be so out of step? Why would anyone take the time to proudly show the world his “mistake?” Tyler is clearly disconnected from a reality of which his audience is a part. In this sense, Tyler is a sad character, destined to forever be incorporated into “cringe” compilations to pay for his sin of naiveté. But we also live in a culture in which self-esteem is viewed as a cardinal virtue. Are we not supposed to delight in every manifestation of personal identity regardless of the level of triviality or outright insanity? Why is Bruce Jenner’s mental illness considered heroic while poor Tyler is subject to ridicule? Why does the audience laugh at him instead of being happy that he has found some harmless pleasure and pride in himself after leaving the barbershop? In only five seconds Mr. Hyde has forced the viewer to question the origins of social acceptability and the distinction between heroism and self-indulgence. This video and others like it have a vertiginous effect on the viewer, allowing for a gentle but cumulative and expansive loosening of the grip of American self-esteem culture and the dominant sociopolitical narrative. We know Tyler has done something “wrong,” but, unless we think outside of the parameters of contemporary sociality, we are left with no real clue as to exactly what and why. Getting people to think outside these constructed parameters — that is, to think critically and courageously about the world and to systematically question motives — is necessarily an integral part of the New Right project.
In another video, entitled “Michael Rogers,” Mr. Hyde discusses his fear of Trusted Platform Modules, a computer security technology that he believes will “fuck your life up” due to its deanonyimizing effect. Through his research, he comes across an article in defense of the technology by a man named Michael Rogers, who bills himself as the “Practical Futurist.” The article then leads him to a video designed to promote Mr. Rogers as a speaker for corporate events. The deep conformity hidden behind the facade of wisdom and profundity is too much for Mr. Hyde to bear. Upon hearing a reference to the value of incorporating scientific knowledge and “storytelling,” he pauses the video to vent: “Look out for that buzzword ‘storytelling’ . . . anybody in any industry if they are trying to appear sage-like . . . all you have to say is ‘storytelling’ . . . it’s such a magical thing. . . it’s like an old thing. . .” On one level, there is an objection to the con-artistry inherent in the role of “futurist.” On another, there is an objection to the abuse of the “old thing” — the deeply human and socially foundational phenomenon of storytelling — in order to sell the product that is Michael Rogers. Mr. Hyde clearly hates the notion of further corporate interference with his online activity but even more so loathes Michael Rogers himself: he is a symbol not only of potentially shrinking online freedom and bourgeois securitization, but of the soulless and neutered automaton that is modern man, nodding his head in unthinking agreement, selling corporations what they want to hear. Mr. Rogers, like so many others in recent years, is trying to attain the status of “tech-priest,” that modern, secular holy man whose wisdom is measured in dollars and whose flock consists of the shallow and gullible. This disgusts Mr. Hyde, who groans in frustration while watching the video and proclaims his desire to “punch [Mr. Rogers] in the balls for an hour.” It ends with Mr. Hyde composing an email to the “Practical Futurist” in which he writes: “I want you to know that you have no spirit. You have no sense of humor. You are a functionary of life, a gear in a machine, nothing more. The parts of your life that don’t involve procreating, eating, and dying, could be summed up in one neat paragraph.” Sadly, no response video was ever made nor has Mr. Hyde ever mentioned whether he received a response to his email, ostensibly directed at Mr. Rogers, but shown on the screen to his own viewers for them to read and absorb and perhaps question their own level of spiritual fulfillment.
There are some comedians who are far more explicitly racially conscious and, arguably, as funny as Million Dollar Extreme, but none has the same depth of cultural critique to accompany the message. Million Dollar Extreme continues to be the premier source for slash and burn “Alt-Right” comedy. It is in this respect that they function as a catalyst for change. By ridiculing what many whites know intuitively (and a select few know empirically) to be nonsense, their audience is given the comfort of knowing that they are not alone in their misgivings about the dominant cultural narrative, as well as the incentive and the opportunity to dig deeper into the issues affecting our people. As numerous figures in the New Right have pointed out, the notion that the Left is the political avant-garde is ludicrous. It is clear to anyone who pays attention that the Left, in one form or another, dominates mainstream discourse and that every basic philosophical premise of the Left is accepted by every mainstream media outlet, political party, and influential mainstream intellectual. Fortunately, this is starting to change. But in the meantime, it is this fact that allows Million Dollar Extreme and others to be so effective. Were the Jewish narrative not dominant, attempts at comedic irony would necessarily fall flat.
Many whites — even those with no understanding of the complexities — are keenly aware that their world is changing against their will. Most whites have never visited Counter-Currents or any of the numerous other New Right websites but they know that they were never asked if they wanted their cities to contain massive Mexican barrios or if they wanted Somali gangs in their small towns. They were never told that Islam is, demonstrably, not a religion of peace. They were never told that nearly 100% of interracial rape is black-on-white. No one asked them if capitalists could import foreign labor to undercut their wages. They see the crime and the filth and the disorder and they do not know how it happened. We have to be there to explain it to them when they seek answers. To do this, our message needs to be in as many places and in as many formats as is possible. And to be effective, our message cannot be all doom and gloom nor can it be solely the province of intellectuals. This is why comedy is such a crucial vehicle for our ideas and why some of the most popular “Alt-Right” personalities, especially on Youtube, are comedians. They disseminate the message through entertainment, in a way that can be comprehended by whites across the social and educational spectrum. The true avant-garde is the New Right — edgy, a little “dangerous,” and in sole possession of the entire spectrum of political truth. That the values of the New Right now inform an increasing number of comedians was inevitable (after all, we are building a culture) but it is supremely heartening nonetheless.
1. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a series of conferences created by the Jew Richard Saul Wurman and (possible Jew) Harry Marks to “change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world” through “the power of ideas.” http://www.ted.com/about/our-organization (accessed October 12, 2015).
2. Ross Luippold, “Comedian Sam Hyde Pranks TED Talks With Nonsense Buzzword Speech,” Huffington Post, October 11, 2013, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/11/comedian-sam-hyde-pranks-ted-talks_n_4086129.html (accessed October 21, 2015).
3. Adrien Chen, “Comedian Gives TED Talks the Pranking They Desperately Deserve.” Gawker, October 10, 2013, http://gawker.com/comedian-gives-ted-talks-the-pranking-they-desperately-1443673155 (accessed October 21, 2015).
4. Most readers will be familiar with the Council of Conservative Citizens but, just in case, here is their list of black-on-white murders for 2014: http://conservative-headlines.com/2015/01/55690/ (accessed November 1, 2015).
5. Michael Rogers, “Let’s See Some ID Please: The End of Anonymity on the Internet?,” NBC News, December 13, 2005, http://www.nbcnews.com/ID/10441443/%2022dec2005#.VjbHoSu6RuY (accessed November 1, 2015). Also see Michael Rogers’ website: http://michaelrogers.com/ (accessed November 1, 2015).