Arabic version here
The wise F. Roger Devlin once commented that since “Cosmopolitan is the top-selling magazine in American college bookstores, it is not too much to call it an important part of an American woman’s education.” The observation served as a critique of those who ignore that magazine when peering into the mind of the American woman. If Dr. Devlin’s view is correct (and it seems hard to argue that it is not), by the same token pornography should be considered an important part of an American male’s education. As such, it is worth taking a closer look.
Before casting an analytical eye on the topic, it is first necessary to restate one obvious fact, and dispel one undying myth.
The obvious, it is that it is popular. The most glaring proof of this lies in how multiple “tube” sites (you know, like YouTube, but for porn) are among the most popular hundred websites in America. More over, many of the top-hundred sites that are not explicitly pornographic serve as unofficial transmitters of it to varying degrees. For example, the micro-blogging platform, Tumblr (which is ranked the 23rd most popular site in the US), is notorious of its pervasive adult content. Consider how a little over a year ago Salon featured an article called “The best of Tumblr porn” and it sat on their most-read list for over eight weeks. And yes, this is the incredibly left-wing website Salon, which traffics in quite a bit of “sexual commentary” along with its loathsome political commentary. Although Tumblr is by far the most pornographic of social media/blogging sites, most of the others: Reddit (#16), WordPress (#25), etc. share plenty of guilt as well. All of this of course begs the question of how much of the Internet is dedicated to porn, which is difficult to answer, since big data regarding Internet use is notoriously difficult to gather, and by extension hard to verify. However, estimates for how much of the web is dedicated to porn range from sizeable (14% of searches and 4% of sites) to gargantuan (37% total). In short, porn is fucking popular.
The myth is that it’s a dying “industry.” There is tons of money in porn, yes, even with the Internet. Once again, precise numbers are hard to come by (most porn companies are privately held, which makes estimates of net worth tricky), but the number is big no matter what. Low estimates are around $8 billion annually, while high estimates claim $13 billion annually. If the truth is in the low number, that’s about equivalent to the total American foreign aid given in 2014 to Israel, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Pakistan – combined. If the truth is in the high number, it’s equivalent to the net worth of Rupert Murdoch and his family. Consider too, that both of those numbers are for inside the USA alone. Inside the industry, “porn stars” are still making plenty as well; one might even be the highest paid actor in the world. Rest assured, the Internet has caused a meaningful loss in annual profits, but it’s a dip the industry can easily absorb – no matter how much they like to complain about it.
Furthermore, the dip in profit is not going to grow; in another decade or so it will reverse and the money to be made will be even greater than it was pre-2006. For one, there appears to be an inherent floor in how much an industry can shrink because its product can be spread online for free; otherwise the music and movie industries would have completely collapsed by now. Second, there is “live streaming” in which one pays to see some permutation of porn live by way of personal computer. The technology is here and it’s starting to happen, and people pay for this. The profession of “cam girl” – a self-employed girl who masturbates live via the web – now seems to be a regular pit stop for college drop-outs, and the sites that host these girls are multiplying like mushrooms.
However, this last reason is far and away the most important for why the porn industry will start turning massive profits again. Currently, the only companies willing to advertise their products to viewers of pornography are companies who are in the same industry, or an offshoot, like vendors of sex toys or lubricants. But as porn becomes steadily more mainstream, this will change and the day it does is not far off. Once a single vendor of cologne, beer, firearms, cigarettes, denim, or whatever decides to flash their product on pornhub.com or one of its clones, the dominoes will fall. Since so many people watch it, the sales will skyrocket, and more companies will follow suit. Once that happens, tube sites will fall by the wayside as all major porn producers and distributors set up their own adult versions of hulu.com. Porn is here to stay.
So, we can continue with the understanding that there is a ton of money in porn, and that a ton of people are consuming it. As to who said “people” are, common wisdom is here correct, they are males, and males of all ages. If there really was sizeable female viewership, the aforementioned tube sites would have ads for women, but they don’t: all the garish pop-ups and sidebars are for pills to maintain erections and/or enlarge penises, quasi-prostitutes, and of course, more porn. When those sites start carrying regular ads for vibrators, dildos, and birth control, I will believe those who claim that “many” women like to watch. No doubt, when the mainstream advertisers come for porn in the scenario described above, it won’t be for Cosmopolitan magazine, but for a new video game, or some of kind of golfing equipment. For some reason, I have always imagined the first “breakthrough” company will be Axe, probably because their ads are already so incredibly pornographic and stupid, and obviously targeted at impressionable and foolish young men who desperately want female attention, but I digress.
In sum: a ton of men watch a ton of porn, and there are some out there making tons of money because of it, so the situation is not about to change. The question now is: what’s the damage? Literature in the field of psychology examining the effects of regular porn consumption is copious, both in serious journals and in its supermarket equivalent. I should admit to knowing next to nothing about psychology, neuroscience, etc. However, throughout my teens and early twenties I worked at several different smut shops. From these experiences I am going to share some anecdotes and observations, the implications of which are worth considering. By way of excuse for my past employment, the best I can is point you to Jack Donovan’s essay, “A Church Full of Whores.”
Porn is Addictive
There were men at every store I worked at who would spend as much as forty dollars a day renting and/or buying porn. Some men would rent a video, return it a few hours later, and rent another. At one store I worked at, we got new releases on Tuesdays, and we opened at 9 AM, and every Tuesday morning there would be men milling about the parking lot waiting for someone to flick on the “Open” sign. That same store had a “4 movies for 4 days” deal, and every four days you would see the exact same faces grabbing another four to replace their last four. These men are also keenly aware that they are addicted. When one store I worked at closed, we had a fire sale, and one regular came in and bought about two dozen movies; the owner saw this and thanked him for the purchase and his many years of patronage. The regular merely shrugged and said, “It’s just an addiction.” Although obviously not as visible, something tells me that Internet porn use is no less habit forming. If anything, it would be more habit forming since there are zero barriers to obtaining it, like cost or just getting out of bed. A quick web search can bring up hundreds, if not thousands of confessional articles written by men who identify as porn addicts.
Porn Morphs Your Sexuality
Those men who are addicted do not stick to one genre, they steadily move towards the more hardcore and bizarre. If someone is renting “normal” porn (i.e., vaginal penetration, oral, occasionally anal and threesomes) regularly, within a year you are going to see him start to branch out. Maybe first towards videos that feature baby-faced girls, or that put a great emphasis on anal sex. Not longer after that he is going to start wandering over to the “orgy and gang bang” shelves or maybe the “S&M” section. It gets weirder after that. I have seen men who after many years of habitual porn use started to rent gay porn, it wasn’t a common phenomenon, but it happened. At that point, I figure your sexuality is no longer discernably “straight” or “gay” but just “porn.” Almost like a perverse form of singularity, for some, “porn” and “sexuality” become one. How fast can this metamorphosis happen when porn of all sorts can be had at all hours? Well, fast, I assume. Much like addiction confessionals, women writing about the obvious affects of porn on the men they are seeing is easy to find, even in publications as mainstream as Gentleman’s Quarterly.
Porn gets More Extreme with Time
In the case of hardcore pornography, things are getting more hardcore, I promise. Here I would like to warn readers, I am going to give some examples to prove my point, and before you read on, remember that you won’t be able to unread it. Feel free to skip to the paragraph below.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, from what I can tell, the complaint frequently leveled against “today’s more violent and hardcore porn” was its increasing focus on anal sex. British novelist Martin Amis wrote about this back in 2001 in an essay that’s surprisingly both funny and touching, called “A Rough Trade.” I have a hard time imagining someone, writing today, complaining about the rectal focus of porn. It would come off as so… quaint; I can’t think of a single major porn star that hasn’t done anal. Meanwhile, a few months ago the “shock and awe” trend in porn that was being written about was the so-called “rosebuds.” That is the name given to anal prolapses when purposefully induced, after which they are generally fondled, kissed, sucked on, etc. The trend is real, and has been written about by the vanguards of hipster media: Jezebel and Vice, who of course track trends in porn, since their audience consumes it so regularly. Anyway, rosebuds had not yet bloomed when Martin Amis ventured into the San Fernando Valley over a decade ago. From the porn I’ve studied, there also seemed to be a few other acts that seemed to only exist in the newer pornos: “ass to mouth” where after you give anal you immediately receive oral, using feet to penetrate orifices, milk enemas (and yes, they drink it), and various other culinary-anal combinations, from chocolate pudding to peeled bananas.
Whenever we would watch a “classic” porno like Debbie Does Dallas, we always thought them kind of naff, that they weren’t “real” porno, just surprisingly dirty, quirky movies. Shaved pubic hair is the standard example, but that may just be a trend, I suppose we’ll find out. The question boils down to “did the kind of hardcore stuff that exists today exist in the ‘70s?” My answer is, “probably” – but the major companies weren’t the producers, it was on the fringes of the acceptable. Today, it has entered the “mainstream” of porn, the vile things I wrote about in the paragraph many of you skipped all can be found in Evil Angel releases, which is one of the largest porn companies there is. It is big enough that most every smut shop will have shelves dedicated to Evil Angel releases only, and it was Evil Angel that Mr. Amis shook his finger at for being too butt obsessed. While a particularly vile title might have inspired enough embarrassment to keep some people from renting it, the same cannot be said of the Internet, where it all hangs out.
All of the charges I have laid out above are attacked regularly by a very strange alliance: libertarians, “pro-sex” feminists, anti-Christians, and status quo-supporting liberals. Do not believe them, and do not kid yourself. Porn is getting more extreme, it distorts the way you see the world, it twists and damages your natural sexuality, and it is addictive. To boot, the people who make it get rich off of it. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that it has suddenly become available 24/7. I used to know a pothead who always joked, “Capitalism’s greatest trick was to start making things free.”
And that’s not all. Despite all the bad outlined above, the topic many readers had in mind when they clicked on this essay still hasn’t been broached: porn and race. I will start by saying that most of what you hear is true. The number of Jews involved (producing, directing, performing, etc.) in pornography is astounding. Andrew Hamilton and E. Michael Jones have both written about this at length, as well as Jews themselves. The reasons for this connection have been gone over enough times that rehashing them here seems superfluous. In addition to the three sources above, I would recommend digging through the archives of Heeb magazine, a Jewish website that gives quite a bit of attention to pornography. Their interviews with prominent contemporary Jewish pornographers like Joanna Angel (where she wonders why, as a Jew, she says “Jesus Christ” so much in her scenes) and Lee Roy Myers (who admits to taking his name from a Black artist) and of particular interest. Also of note is the website “Jewrotica” and the now defunct blog “Seductive Jewess” that can still be viewed through the WayBack Machine. In short, pornography is an easy way for Jews to undermine Christian morality, bourgeoisie taste, and the healthy sexual instincts of a given host population they are at odds with (i.e., us) – while also being quite lucrative. Anyone interested in lessening Jewish wealth and power should be interested in attacking pornography.
Miscegenation is, of course, another facet of pornography much discussed in our circles. Without a doubt, pornography portrays the act in a positive light, particularly between black men and white women. Walk into any smut shop and you will see a huge section devoted to “interracial” sex – almost entirely dedicated to the black man/white woman pairings. The only two other pairings that have a sizeable number of titles to their name is white man/asian woman and white man/black woman; there is a pittance of everything else. There does not yet exist a meaningful Mexican, Hispanic, or mestizo genre. Videos that fetishize that look certainly exist, but there are surprisingly few given how large Hispanic America has grown in the last two decades. Porn does fetishize Brazilians, however, by which they mean people who are a mix of European, Amerindian, and Black African.
For the record, while all of this is certainly demeaning to whites, I would say that it is more or less equally demeaning to every other race as well. Black men are portrayed as little more than gorillas obsessed with defiling perfect and angelic white women – probably not something either the Nation of Islam or the ghost of Marcus Garvey could get behind. Asian women are portrayed as stupid prostitutes, Asian men as anemic adolescents, etc. Porn seems to have a unique ability to demean everybody more or less equally – perhaps not surprising considering everyone is reduced to genitalia and orifices.
Given how “normal” watching porn has become, one has to conclude that porn is normalizing miscegenation. It was not uncommon for me to sell videos of black men gang-banging white women to non-black customers, and while working at a smut shop desensitizes you to a lot of things, that always struck me as strange. More than likely, it is merely an example of porn consumers needing to regularly “up the ante” as I described earlier–but that is not exactly comforting, is it?
One curiosity about the intersection of porn and race is the high number of Italians involved in all levels of the industry (like Jews), but overwhelmingly male (unlike Jews). Some of the most prominent names over the years have been Mike Adriano, Gerard Damiano, Bob Guccione, Rocco Siffredi, and John Stagliano. A list of less famous Italians would be obnoxiously long. What accounts for this, I do not know, but ignoring it does seem hypocritical. The Nordicist theories of Madison Grant and Lothrop Stoddard, of course, come to mind, but I’m not entirely convinced and will leave the matter for readers to ponder.
As with so many things the New Right covets, it is incredible how much ground has been lost in so little time. In 1972, Behind the Green Door (a “classic” porno) was released featuring Marilyn Chambers, who had previously been a model who had appeared on the front of Ivory Snow soap boxes. When word of this spread, the owners of Ivory Snow, Procter & Gamble, were scandalized and immediately went about pulling all product of theirs with her face on it from the shelves of America’s stores. Today, popular companies use porn stars in their advertisements to better lure young people into buying their products. In the past, when porn stars managed to “crossover” into non-porn movies, it was almost invariably into shoddy horror movies, which was the case with Chambers. Today, porn stars have cameos in popular television shows.
While pornographers used to be considered the lowest of the low, today they are portrayed in films like The People vs. Larry Flynt as being heroic fighters for the freedom of expression; an angle beltway libertarians seem to have picked up on, likely in no small part because plenty of pornographers donate heavily to libertarian groups. The Anti-Defamation League has even given its “Torch of Freedom” award to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, and an indiscernibly different “Champion of Freedom” award to his daughter who helps with the family business. Porn is becoming steadily more hip, as hipster godfather Gavin McInnes has noted lamentfully. Mr. McInnes, however, also admits to watching porn regularly, and the blasé way porn often comes up in his columns is representative of the modern attitude about it: “Who cares? Everyone is doing it.”
Identitarians in Europe have noted that, “the escapism of video games and entertainment is an attempt to discover values like community, honor, and heroism that our society has no outlet for,” and something similar can be said of pornography. In a world where meaningful relationships between people are constantly assaulted by modernity, feminism, materialism, and legalism, and where sex itself has become a commodity, porn is a natural and logical sexual outlet. For those who carry a political worldview that is unacceptable, finding a mate can be particularly difficult, and porn is an obvious way to pretend that issue doesn’t matter. After all, who cares if you sit back and imagine it is you sleeping with beautiful woman after beautiful woman? While I have never been a big fan of the “manosphere,” I have to admit that at this point, the work they are doing explicitly encouraging males to go out and get laid instead of watching porn is a good thing, a very good thing. Working hard to go out into the real world to start and maintain real human relationships, sexual and otherwise, is the best tool there is in combating porn, and if it takes Return of Kings to get the ball rolling on that, so be it.
Surprisingly, casting votes for Republicans also helps a bit. George W. Bush and Alberto Gonzalez did actually work to imprison the most disgusting pornographers out there (and it worked) and the industry took note until Obama took office, who is not doing anything about the problem. Though, as we all know, the Republicans are not to be trusted, and the government is not about to be seized by anti-porn Republicans (when the time comes, we can ban it ourselves). In the end, the easiest way to defeat porn is to simply not watch it. Boycotting porn will not end it, don’t kid yourself, too many people will keep watching it, but boycotting porn will save you from it and will serve as a model to others to do the same.
Readers of this website are aware that there is more to our ideas than just biological “whiteness,” and porn is an excellent example of this. Even if we seized power over night, sent the Jews to Israel, banned miscegenation, and did away with the elements of organized crime that still linger in pornography, it would not be enough. None of us should want an ethnostate with a prosperous pornography industry – white or otherwise. Yet, being porn-free is one aspect of a home of our own that we can emulate on a personal level in the here and now. Despite our online posturing, I suspect plenty of us are familiar with redtube.com, and that should change. ASAP. It really is that simple: stop watching porn.
Remembering Martin Rojas
Honoring Lifelong White Advocate Dr. Roger Pearson
The Tragedy of the Faux Boys
Of “Freedom” & Freedom: An Axiom of Tyranny
Christianity, Platonism, & Demographic Winter
The Pornographers Who (Said They) Fought for Freedom of Expression
A Response to Dr. Robert Jensen
10 Questions for Radical Feminist Robert Jensen