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Unintended Consequences:
How the Left Keeps Helping Us

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Götz Kubitschek

Everything is going exactly according to plan. This is what super-villains always say, usually just before their plans are upset. (“Seize him, you fools! He’s getting away!”) So, I am may be tempting fate by saying such a thing, but actually I don’t think so. As of late it really does seem like something — Providence, the Invisible Hand, the Cunning of Reason, or what have you — has been at work behind the scenes, helping our cause. In truth, we don’t have a plan, but events are unfolding as if someone does, and as if that someone is smiling upon us (perhaps from atop his perch in Asgard). 

None of this should be particularly surprising. After all, we have the truth on our side. And the truth is reality. No individual and no civilization can exist for long in revolt against reality. Reality always finds a way to thwart our denial and our delusions, and to call attention to itself over and over again — until finally we are compelled to listen. Aristotle said that “truth seems to be like the proverbial door, which no one can fail to hit.” Actually, truth is like the proverbial Mack truck which cannot fail to hit us, if we try denying it for very long.

Now, an important part of how this Providence/Cunning of Reason stuff works is that if there is a truth that needs to come out, or a major societal shift that needs to take place, whatever human actors do will tend to advance this. In other words, once we reach a certain set of conditions where the denial of truth is no longer viable, and the truth is just aching to get out, even those who oppose this process will wind up helping it along. Their actions, in short, have unintended consequences. We now see this playing out in a big way in how the Left is conducting itself, especially in its attempts to oppose us. Some of the ways this is happening are obvious, and have been commented on before; others are not so obvious.

The Left thinks it has scored some recent victories by “infiltrating” our private gatherings and reporting on them. This includes the London Forum and the Counter-Currents-sponsored Northwest Forum. As Greg Johnson has already pointed out, all these infiltrators succeeded in doing was proving that we say the same things in private that we do in public. (The claims of Leftists that we’ve been “exposed” are therefore especially comical.) Aside from this, what we are quoted as saying will probably attract more people than it will repulse. Of course, Leftists are constitutionally incapable of perceiving this. They think that our ideas are so self-evidently evil all they have to do is lay them bare. But to almost everyone who isn’t a committed Left-wing ideologue, at least some of our ideas seem . . . well . . . true.

For example, Greg Johnson was secretly recorded at the London Forum quoting someone saying that “while the survivors [of the Manchester Islamic terrorist attack] were still picking bloody bits of children from their hair, Britain’s leaders were rushing toward the nearest camera to profess their undying commitment to diversity.” This is actually an extraordinarily powerful observation, which would stir many people at least to say “you know, he’s got a point.” But, of course, Leftists cannot see this: they broadcast the comment to all the world, thinking it would be summarily rejected by all right-thinking people. Umm, not quite. Thank you, Leftists! If you had but one face I would kiss it (and then get a shot of penicillin).

But this infiltration has the potential to birth an even more important, and less obvious, unintended consequence (and this one is real Cunning of Reason stuff). After the infiltration of the Northwest Forum, the organizers have now decided to make these events public. Our movement already has annual or semi-annual conferences, such as AmRen and NPI. However, the vast majority of events are private, invitation-only affairs which rely on secrecy: vetting (sometimes none-too-successful-vetting, it seems), announcing the location at the last minute, etc. These infiltrations teach us that the way forward may be to end this practice, and make many of our events open to the public. This would make us more visible — more of a regular part of the social and political landscape.

The unintended consequence of Leftist infiltration would therefore be one that Leftists desperately want to avoid: our “normalization.” Publicly-held, New Right events would simply become a “regular thing.” Going (more) public would also require many participants in our events to face a tough choice. They would have to ask themselves whether they are willing to take the risk of being seen at a public event, or forgo attending altogether. More and more of our hitherto reclusive comrades, I believe, have reached a point where they are willing to say “fuck it” and show up anyway, regardless of the consequences. And as more of these public events begin popping up, and more people show up (if only out of curiosity) it will be harder and harder to penalize attendees in some fashion or other. Again, thanks Leftists.

To cite one specific case, Greg Johnson has hitherto been famously camera shy, due to his desire to follow the advice of Socrates and maintain as much as possible “a private life.” But Greg’s recent video exposure has forced him to confront the fact that maintaining a private life is now pretty much a lost cause — the Left (as well as some douchebags on “our side”) won’t allow it. And that’s very good for us. Greg has the best mind in the American New Right scene. Abandoning his former reclusiveness means that we will be seeing more of him: more public lectures and conference appearances, and possibly YouTube videos. Ironically, in “exposing” Greg the Left has . . . well . . . increased his exposure; it has freed him (or perhaps I should say “unleashed” him). This isn’t what the Left wanted — but, again, ideology has made them too stupid to see that they are cooperating in undermining themselves.

Then there are the growing number of “hit pieces” that have been published in recent months, targeting prominent members of our movement. These are stuffed to the gills with unintended consequences. As everyone knows by now, Mike Enoch was the subject of a recent exposé in The New Yorker. One gets the impression that the author probably tried hard to make Mike look bad — but, predictably, the article has the unintended consequence, to any unbiased reader, of making him look like rather a swell fellow. As one of my (very objective) correspondents put it: “One gets the impression that Enoch really is seeking for truth. There are also details like him taking care of his handicapped mischling brother, that make him look rather nice and caring. Also, he does not say anything bad about his (I assume soon-to-be-ex)-wife, which is usually the case with any divorce. In fact, his attachment to her comes through strongly. The overall picture is rather complex and a far cry from the usual villain caricatures.”

An even better example of the unintended consequences of Leftist exposés is the profile of the German Götz Kubitschek which appeared just before the Enoch piece in The New York Times. This is, without question, the most fair and objective article I think I have ever seen on a Right-wing figure. But I suspect that the (presumably Left-wing) reporter simply allows Kubitschek to speak for himself because he thinks that, again, our ideas are so self-evidently evil all one need do is report them accurately. This backfires in a very, very big way. Not only does Herr Kubitschek seem sweetly reasonable, we learn that he has seven children and a farm full of lovingly-tended goats and bunny rabbits. At one point, he absents himself from the interview to go and heal an ailing baby goat. The only way this could have been better for us is if Kubitschek had been depicted curing lepers or miracling bread into existence. Once again, the Left takes careful aim at its own foot and opens fire.

Götz Kubitschek milks goat

Mention must also be made of the Left’s attempts to censor us, de-platform us, ruin our lives and careers, etc. (I have already written an essay about how to deal with these dangers on a day-to-day basis.) Every time this happens — if it gets some exposure — the Left comes off looking more and more desperate, hateful, and intolerant. A reversal is taking place very, very quickly: the Left is positioning itself as the defensive, tyrannical Establishment, and simultaneously positioning us as the rebels, the true “liberal” advocates of freedom of thought, and as the new counter-culture. Thanks! Sensible, average people cannot help but see the hateful, censorious behavior of the Left as the last gasp of a dying ideology. In other words, at some level of their awareness they see this behavior and think “What’s wrong with these people? What are they trying to hide? What are they trying to compensate for?” This is not the behavior of people confident in the truth of their views — it is the behavior of cornered rats; of criminal types who know the jig is up; of moochers who’ve realized the free lunch is over.

Needless to say, this also applies to the violence of the Left, especially when it is perpetrated by Antifa and Black Lives Matter. Decent, average folks deeply disapprove of lawlessness, and of violence used as a tool of oppression, especially when it is directed at the underdog (this is very deeply set in the American character). Thus, Trump very wisely appealed, as did Nixon in 1968, to “law and order.” This is very probably a major part of why he won. Since the election, of course, the Left has continued to oblige us by amping up the violence. In general, as has been pointed out by many, the general bat-shit-crazy antics of the Left since the election of Donald Trump have only been helping us. More and more people are fed up with Leftism, and getting more bold about saying so.

And we must add to this the fact that, in addition to violence and mischief of all sorts, the Left seems completely clueless about the fact that Americans in vast numbers have repudiated their policies — every one of which has been a disaster for the country, and for the electoral prospects of liberals. Just the other day the liberal-controlled Boy Scouts of America announced that it will accept girls, presumably including girls who think they are boys. But this is just an extension of the “gender madness” that seriously harmed Democrats in the last election. Now California seems poised to pass a law criminalizing the use of the wrong pronouns when dealing with “transgender” people (while simultaneously making it no longer a felony to deliberately infect someone with HIV).

It’s really like Leftists just can’t help themselves. And, indeed, they can’t. They are committed to a life-denying morality that, taken to its logical conclusion, destroys families, communities, and all the basic institutions of civilization. That includes liberal families, communities, and institutions. And the moral fanaticism of the Left requires them to carry their ideas to their logical conclusion — to the extreme. What we are seeing is the Left beginning to eat itself, in a dialectic that spells their doom. The Left cannot abandon the ideology in which it has invested so much — the ideology through which its overly-socialized adherents find their self-worth; the ideology through which its base of slave-types and defective oddballs seeks to revenge itself upon the strong and the healthy. The Left will only continue to double-down and become more insane, more extreme. And the result will be that it will destroy itself, and probably quicker than any of us think. It seems right on course to do this, and the signs are everywhere. We can help this along through our activities, but really the Left is doing all the heavy lifting for us.

Three cheers for unintended consequences!

This just in: An appearance by Martin Sellner and Martin Lichtmesz at the Frankfurt Book Fair made international news when they were accosted by Antifa. Result: 3,000 copies of Lichtmesz’s new book have sold! Thank you again, Leftists. We owe you so much.

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  1. Michael L.Woodbridge
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    Excellent points made here by Jef Costello which reflect the truth contained in the title of Gerard Menuhin’s book ‘Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil’. We may be approaching an age when the old constraints of neo-Marxist “Political Correctness” are about to be shattered, it may be that we’ve won the moral argument, but the vested interests of what you in America refer to as the “Deep State” still retain the hegemony of power. Now is the time to storm their barricades.

  2. Captain John Charity Spring MA
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 6:00 am | Permalink

    This is a very important article.

    I used to have a lot of respect for the left as an abstract ideology that offered an alternative utopia, and the moral authority that the left had depended on it acting with a soft touch. When I think of the left at its best I think Watt Tyler or Robin Hood the Lennonite working class hero. It’s since Jewish emancipation literally become an invasive tyranny and will go down in flames.

  3. Ironsides
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    Now the leftist wretches are in a cleft stick of their own making. So many of their core positions are based on enormous, boldly presented lies, supported only by intimidation and scolding, that their defensive options are limited.

    If they tell the truth, it’ll destroy them. But equally, if they double down on intimidation and enforcement of the lie, it will also destroy them. They are in a “no-win” situation because the heart of their entire belief system, “universal equality,” is a howling falsehood.

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of vipers.

  4. KPD
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    That which is falling should also be pushed

    • Rob Bottom
      Posted October 16, 2017 at 11:57 am | Permalink

      One of the most effective ways we can subvert the left is by impersonating them on social media. Take their positions to their logical extreme and maintain that it is perfectly rational. Like the Black Lives Matter “protests” in Baltimore it will force liberals to look at themselves in the mirror, and more than a handful will edge closer to the right. I want to put every SJW on megaphone, every time they spew their senseless vitriol the disgust grows in the average person, liberals included.

  5. Posted October 16, 2017 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    While I admit that what Jef concludes here is a possibility, it seems to me that he makes an error by only addressing the liberal Left, without addressing the liberal Right, which if anything is even more insidious and damaging. I myself am still uncertain as to whether or not the limited success of populism that we’ve been seeing recently in America and Europe isn’t happening simply because it happens to fit into the present designs of the globalist elites, making people feel like they’re bringing about change when in fact they are being duped into avoiding addressing the actual, underlying problems that are much deeper. The limited success of populism may indeed be a harbinger of even more radical change to come, or it might be the case that it’s merely acting as a safety valve on the pressure cooker of public opinion to keep it from blowing before their designs have advanced beyond the point of no return. It could backfire, of course, but it’s also important to point out that none of the actions taken by Trump or by any of the populist parties in Europe have slowed the onward march of neoliberalism or mass immigration by so much as an iota as of today. So it’s important to stay true to the more radical message and not get too wrapped up in the mundane politics of the day.

    • Rob Bottom
      Posted October 16, 2017 at 11:51 am | Permalink

      The internet is the new battleground. We need to push for companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube to be regulated as utilities so that they cannot censor free speech. We absolutely must prevent these predominantly globalist monopolies from censoring us. And we must find a way to prevent them from skewing search results and visibility in their favor. This brazen attack on the 1A and basic fairness is leaving a lot of people disgusted, but not enough is being done about it.

      […] none of the actions taken by Trump or by any of the populist parties in Europe have slowed the onward march of neoliberalism or mass immigration by so much as an iota as of today.

      Give Trump and Brexit some time and remember that Le Pen made it to the final round in France. Nothing moves quickly in politics and whites are only beginning to stir from their slumber. And look at Catalonia; people are increasingly recognizing they need to stand up and fight for what its theirs or it will be taken from them. Trump’s new immigration plan that cuts the number in half is a good start, especially if he can secure a 2nd term. Brexit will hopefully mean the UK gets its immigration numbers down once the EU’s nose is out of it. Even just having Trump fill a few Supreme Court seats will slow the onward march of neoliberalism.

  6. Peter
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    The Left may be discredited… but I don´t think the “Right” is what people want. So the Left violates Free Speech… and the Right is the beacon of Free Speech? Ha ha. In the first place, we need of-course to understand that it´s not (mainly) the Left who is our adversary but it´s the Deep State. We will never win just because people come over to us from the Left… the Deep State… and that´s of-course mainly jews… will rather destroy everything than letting it happen.
    But as to ideological questions… the Left exists because it gives answers to questions. The leftist ideology provides: community (socialism), it provides security (social system), it provides control of power (power of the people, not monarchs). The leftist ideology provides: THE VOLKSGEMEINSCHAFT ! Yes, disgusting as it sounds but the Left has usurped the idea of the Volksgemeinschaft; which naturally belongs to us racists (identitarians), i.e. nationalists (Volk = nation)… that´s why Htiler won: it´s leftist socialism but for our racial group, not internationally: National Socialsm, not international socialism.

    Now I said the leftist ideology provides that… certainly not the leftist practise. But if we want to take power, we need to provide to the people what they want, and that is, among others, the above. So: only because the Left discredits itself doesn´t mean that the opposite of the Left will come to power.

    • nineofclubs
      Posted October 16, 2017 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

      Well said Peter. The terms Left and Right are attractive because they offer a simple dichotomy; those on our side and those who are not.

      But – and perhaps this is more relevant outside the US – this simplicity can also be used to hide agendas that are not in the best interests of the majority of white working people.

      The Australian One Nation party is a case in point. It is a very Right party and has some reasonable, though mainly civic nationalist policies on immigration and citizenship. At the same time, it’s parliamentary representatives have voted time and again for policies that harm the economic interests of the (mainly) white working people who put it into power. It has some useful banking policies too, but has never attempted to introduce any of these and seems to have gone silent on them.

      For myself, I wouldn’t ever be inclined to describe myself as being of ‘the Right’. I am a nationalist and, on economic matters, what used to be called a socialist.


      • Jaego
        Posted October 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

        Yes, both are half a man; both corrupted by Jewish materialism. We need to cleanse both halves and put them together to create our own unique National Socialism. There is simply no other way.

        • nineofclubs
          Posted October 17, 2017 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

          True. The dress-up nutzis notwithstanding, a new form of social nationalism which offers a future for the many people screwed over by capitalism-as-currently-practiced can only be of benefit.

  7. Michael L.Woodbridge
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    There seems to be some confusion as to what we mean by the political “Left” and what we mean by the political “Right”. Could Adolf Hitler with his National Socialist Volksgemeinschaft be described as being of the Right, and likewise could George Soros, a Capitalist and billionaire financier, be described as being of the Left? My answer to both questions is a resounding YES.
    The whole subject is easier to understand if we separate our political philosophy from economic expediency. For example, the fact that Wall Street found it expedient to help finance the Bolshevik Revolution didn’t make Trotsky or Lenin Right Wing. The dividing line between Right and Left must occur between those on the Right who believe in an hierarchical Natural Order, and those on the Left who believe that mankind can circumvent such things as racial differences, gender differences and national traditions, to bring about a kind of rootless Utopia.

    • Franklin Ryckaert
      Posted October 16, 2017 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

      Left = equality + internationalism ; Right = hierarchy + (ethno) nationalism.
      Economical Left : what is good for the (international) proletariat ; economical Right : what is good for all classes of the Volk (and that may include “socialism” but only for the Volk).

    • Peter
      Posted October 16, 2017 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

      In any case… for me, this is about race, not left – right politics. Racialism is presently only promoted by the “Right” which goes along with various positions that are IMO not attractive to many Whites. This discredits racialism, it connects it to unattractive positions and thus discourages the adoption of racialism by Whites. I posit that the racialist case is easy, as evidenced by self-segregation. It´s an easy sell. But not if it´s tied to Social Darwinism, euthanasia, sexual repression etc.. That is not in demand by Whites (my opinion). Greg Johnson says himself that we need White hegemony which says that pro-White can be connected to any political position. E. g what´s up with the tiki torch marches? So are there studies to check if that´s attractive to Whites? I don´t think so. We can simply stand and say: we are White advocates. Nothing more required. No historical imagery, no big political theory.

      Please decouple racialism from politics and save the White Race!

      • Jaego
        Posted October 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

        Fascism and all its trappings are enormously attractive as many have noted. Give it a chance. You don’t have to march if you don’t want to, but your son will have to march or be an outsider. Unity is strength and strength is all attractive.

  8. James Dunphy
    Posted October 17, 2017 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    “They think that our ideas are so self-evidently evil all they have to do is lay them bare.”

    Yeah they say “wow just wow” and never really think about what we say.

    “The Left will only continue to double-down and become more insane, more extreme. And the result will be that it will destroy itself, and probably quicker than any of us think.”

    Ryan Faulk did a video on how white conservatives have been having more kids than white leftists and how generation Z is the most right wing yet. Genes correlate with political affiliation and if conservatives have more kids they will pass on rightist inclined genes. Unfortunately typically more rightist baby boomers are dying off, but they’re probably rightist because of the sobering effect of being old, and younger generations have a stronger genetic right-leaning tendency. Furthermore, the rightist beliefs of baby boomers are to the left of Gen Z and millennial rightists.

    • Jaego
      Posted October 17, 2017 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

      Yes, Karl the Cuck. Someone should do a graphic novel of him having an epiphany, and becoming a Saint Paul for our side – and perhaps even a new Superhero. The Comics are languishing since the Jews are played out. We must take the baton from their failing hand!

  9. James O'Meara
    Posted October 17, 2017 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    “As Greg Johnson has already pointed out, all these infiltrators succeeded in doing was proving that we say the same things in private that we do in public. (The claims of Leftists that we’ve been “exposed” are therefore especially comical.) Aside from this, what we are quoted as saying will probably attract more people than it will repulse.”

    Antifa “exposes” reveal no fascist monsters. And yet, our “leaders” do their best to present an image of sieg heilling and torchlight parades. Curious.

    • Jaego
      Posted October 17, 2017 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

      And that’s nothing to be ashamed of either. In the initiation rituals of near future, if a man refuses to say the N word or give the Salute, he is not One with the People and he is cast out.

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