Making Memes Memorable
Interview with “Uncuck The Right”
Dorin Alexandru interviews Alt-Right artist Uncuck The Right who parodies popular Disney movies with almost no budget, but a lot of talent.
Uncuck the Right is a man with a talent. Besides his uncanny ability to just cuck Disney’s shit up he’s a master of the memes. His parodies of popular Disney hits strike at home in the Alt-Right and pull us out of our often drab intellectualizing. With a handle on biting satire and an ability to make almost anyone laugh, his view counts attest to his recent success. He is a propagandist in every sense of the word and we are lucky to have him.
It’s uncanny to watch an adult Simba tell me to be proud of being white. It opens new doors in my imagination. Had I only had that sort of childhood education from Disney’s favorites, then I would have been a better man. Ranging from commentary on traditional relationships to the workings of the Alt-Right itself and of course, a healthy ridicule of Cultural Marxism; there is no stone left unturned by Uncuck the Right. Truly these are classics to sing to your ethnically pure grandchildren.
Every artist has an aesthetic, so for those of us unfamiliar with your work: what is your aesthetic? How would you best describe your image in one pitch?
Uncuck The Right: In a nutshell, I want my satire to be edgy enough to draw young people in, but smart enough to get them thinking.
In writing my song parodies, I tend to rely on very irreverent, dark humor, so as to appeal to the /pol/ and TheRightStuff demographic I am part of and specifically targeting. However, I also try to keep things somewhat high-brow, with each song intended to make a coherent satirical point, and having a consistent narrative structure. I also try to ensure that every last line is meaningful and original, and pack dozens of spicy Alt-Right memes as densely as possible into my lyrics, such that you’d probably have to watch any particular video a few times to fully appreciate it.
From what I understand, the entire process of a video takes a minimum dedication of six hours. How do you fit that into your regular life and do you still find satisfaction in your work without any financial gain?
UTR: It is indeed a very large investment of time — my longest and most complex videos take twelve or thirteen hours to complete in total. Thankfully, when I have sufficient creative inspiration, the work is almost effortless, and I can spend an entire Saturday cranking out a video like clockwork. Ultimately, I’ve probably foregone certain social opportunities in real life in order to churn out all those videos, but I don’t regret it for a second, as the networking opportunities it has afforded me have been tremendously rewarding.
While the idea of profiting from my videos has its appeal, I’m ultimately glad that they’re a hobby. A financial incentive fundamentally changes an artist’s relationship with his work, and I don’t think this would be of benefit to my satire.
Do you plan on investing anything in improving the production value of your videos or have you been entertaining other projects to get your message across?
UTR: Yes, in multiple ways.
To begin with, I invested in a better microphone and some more sophisticated video editing software, which will open the door to more creative possibilities in the future. I also purchased some digital voice training software, so I can improve the quality of my own singing.
Perhaps more significantly, I have been collaborating with other figures in the Alt-Right. I’ve been getting lots of new voice actors to contribute to my videos, and will be creating a video for the 2016 American Renaissance conference.
As for the future, I would love to write the libretto for some Alt-Right musicals or comic operas. However, I’d need a good composer for that — a Sullivan to my Gilbert, as it were.
You are a person who understands that culture is critical. How do you propose the Alt-Right should continue to wage a culture war against the monopoly of the left?
UTR: First and foremost, people NEED to create things. Nowadays it’s easier than ever to publish your own novel, promote your own music or film, design your own video game, and so on. Most of us in the Alt-Right are funny, smart, creative people, and have the agency to produce enjoyable OC. If we can just create art that entertains conservative-minded normies, we will see tremendous gains.
We also need our own platforms. We can’t keep sending Jared Taylor and Richard Spencer into a firing squad on mainstream TV to be smeared by some Marxist rat, or relying on a Russian propaganda network to broadcast our ideas. We need our own television stations, publishing houses, record labels, game design studios, and so on. Of course, this is a cliché statement for any fringe political movement, but unlike the radical Left we’re actually productive, intelligent people, and I think as this movement grows we will amass the necessary capital to achieve this.
In your interview, you said you are interested in “making memes, not writing political treatises” but yet left the future open to possibilities. With the current rift and ‘beef’ in the Alt-Right do you think there is a struggle between a populist and intellectualist approach? Where do you stand on that matter?
UTR: I think most infighting in the Alt-Right boils down to A) LARPing as different historical characters, and B) not realizing that we need to reach different audiences with different tactics. Jared Taylor brings in the academics, Richard Spencer the SWPLs, /pol/ and TheRightStuff the edgy young people, and all of these projects are equally important.
I think oftentimes the intellectualists are afraid that the populists will make them look bad, and the populists are afraid that the intellectualists are shilling or selling out. To my mind, these anxieties are best put aside in favor of a focus on one’s own projects. Most of us are doing very valuable work reaching our respective audiences, and drama just detracts from our common goal of saving the White race.
Like many of us, you’ve had a varied ideological path. Relate to us briefly the journey from Libertarianism and then to browsing /pol/ and to where you stand today?
UTR: My ideological history is pretty typical of the Alt-Right.
I was a conventional liberal as a little kid, having supported Kucinich, gone through a vegan stage, etc. In 2008 I started getting exposed to Libertarianism through Ron Paul, and quickly digested the works of Ayn Rand and more entry-level economists like Hazlitt. As I matured intellectually during my teenage years, I read a lot of Rothbard and Mises, and became quite a hardcore anarcho-capitalist.
In 2011 I first encountered White identity on /new/, the forerunner to /pol/. I was exposed to Jared Taylor and Ramzpaul, both of whom I took to very quickly. Around this time, a YouTuber named Ryan Faulk pushed hereditarianism in a high-profile series of debates over race and IQ, which sold me on Human Biodiversity (HBD). Meanwhile, I had just started college, and was being fed anti-White, anti-male propaganda constantly. Being extremely contrarian by nature, I was pushed far to the Right by that.
Then in 2012 I discovered Hoppe, whose works allowed me to reconcile my mild racialism and extreme social conservatism with anarcho-capitalism. I thought I had discovered the answer in this combination, but 2012 was also the year Ron Paul lost and retired. This, to me, was when Libertarianism died. Without a strong, virtuous leader who could keep the autism and libertinism at bay, the floodgates were opened to SJW entryists, and most of the intelligent and interesting people migrated to the nascent Alt-Right.
Things progressed quickly for me after that. Ryan Faulk began talking about ethnic separatism. The Zimmerman trial happened. I discovered TheRightStuff and was quickly hooked. I had a brief flirtation with the Neoreactionary movement, but it mostly served as a transition between my Hoppean stage and identitarianism. By the start of 2015 I was more or less where I am now.
What are your thoughts on Donald Trump?
UTR: To my mind, Trump is the best thing to happen to White America in decades.
This isn’t because he himself is going to be the savior of the White race. At most, Trump could buy White Americans a few decades to get our house in order, simply by stemming the tide of Mestizos coming into the U.S.
The important point is that whether or not he wins, Trump has already left a permanent mark on American politics. He is almost certainly not one of us, but I do think he has the right instincts, understands what’s going on, and knows how to speak to racially aware Whites.
This has been hugely consequential; over the last few months, he has mobilized angry White people who don’t hate themselves into an effective political force. By dogwhistling White identity and openly decrying “political correctness,” Trump has emboldened large segments of the White electorate, and this will prove crucial to our cause in the years to come.
The best part of this is that unlike Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan before him, Trump can’t get cucked and marginalized by the GOP establishment. That means he is going to permanently change the nature of the Republican Party — provided he doesn’t destroy it completely.
Why was the “cuckservative” meme so essential to your break out?
UTR: “Cuckservative” was about three things:
- The tendency among mainstream conservatives to aggressively pander to various minority groups in a statistically futile attempt to pry them from the Democrats, while neglecting the interests of their White base. Indeed, cuckservatives deny that White racial interests are valid to begin with, and are totally content to fight against the H-Bomb of identity politics with the bowie knife of individualism.
- The inclination of conservatives to give the Left moral authority and define the parameters of the debate — i.e., allow them to be the arbiters of what is “respectable” in mainstream discourse. Cuckservatives are cowed by a Trotskyite term like “racist”, and are terrified of getting hatelisted by the SPLC, which has been found to be a corrupt organization even by the mainstream media. They need to realize that no amount of social “progress” will ever be enough for these people, and simply cease to regard them as legitimate political actors. The Left is The Enemy, and you need to fight as dirty as they do if you don’t want Puppy Marriage to be the law of the land in thirty years.
- The obsession among many conservatives with “punching to their Right,” i.e. purging radicals and decrying extremists for being racist, sexist, etc. From Buckley’s purges at the National Review to Richwine’s termination from Heritage, this is something that has been plaguing us for decades. The Left protects its radicals while its moderates gently prepare society for imminent degeneracy, and that is why the Overton Window has consistently shifted in the Left’s direction.
#Cuckservative was a backlash against these tendencies, and I would attribute my success to distilling the main points of contention into juicy meme form and selling them to the masses.
Satire is heavy business. Often the Alt-Right is plagued by a grim outlook into the future. Imbuing existence-threatening issues with comedy might be seen as making light of the problem. What do you have to say to certain detractors on the right who don’t agree with certain tinges of your message (like in the video Fourteen Eighty Eight for example)?
UTR: My “14/88” video provoked a somewhat interesting response, because I was attacked by both Paleo-Cons for referencing the phrase at all, and by National Socialists for including a disclaimer saying that I don’t actually support the “88” part (I more or less view Hitler in the same way I view Napoleon or Philip II). In TheRightStuff’s community, 14/88 is usually thrown around in a somewhat tongue-in-cheek or hyperbolic manner, but in other communities it evokes connotations of a somewhat dour and aggressive National Socialism, so I probably should have expected this response.
In any case, I think it’s important that we remain upbeat and funny, for two reasons:
- People are attracted to humor and lightheartedness. Tons of millennials drank the liberal Kool-Aid simply because Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert entertained them for years. Guys like me, Morrakiu, and the TheRightStuff crew serve to counter that.
- We need to keep our own morale up. When you constantly hear of things like the Cologne sex attacks, the Paris bombings, Rotherham, the Ferguson riots, and so on, it really starts to wear on you emotionally. Humor is not only psychologically healing and an effective temporary coping mechanism, but it serves as a unifying force for the community, facilitating networking and the formation of long-lasting friendships.
Beyond that, all I’ll say is that we in the Alt-Right can’t afford to tone-police each other at this point. Let people speak to different audiences and bring different sorts of people in; if you seriously disagree with what someone is doing, simply ignore them and deny them a platform in your own projects.
The moment we start to purge internally, we’re no better than the cuckservatives.
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