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The 2018 US Elections:
A Near-Death Experience

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The 2018 US elections were actually very good for Donald Trump. As of this writing, the Republicans gained 3 seats in the Senate and lost 28 in the House of Representatives.

The Lying Press and certain White Nationalist commentators are, of course, spinning this as a repudiation of Trump. But that is false. It is a long-standing phenomenon in American politics that the party of sitting presidents loses in the midterm elections. Thus the yardstick to measure what has happened is past midterm elections. In the 1994 midterm elections, Bill Clinton’s party lost 8 seats in the Senate and 54 seats in the House. In the 2010 midterm elections, Barack Obama’s party lost 6 seats in the Senate and 63 seats in the House.

The worst case scenario was a Democratic takeover of both houses, which would have allowed Trump’s impeachment. Republicans lost seats in the House of Representatives but gained in the Senate. If the House votes to impeach Trump, the Senate will stop them. Democratic control of the House will, however, stop more standard Stupid Party tax cuts, which is a good thing, for it will help Trump re-focus on what got him elected in the first place: border security, economic nationalism, and an America First foreign policy.

And there is every sign that Trump is refocusing on these essentials. For in the last weeks of the campaign, Trump seems to have had a political near-death experience. He saw just how perilous his hold on power really is. He saw just how suicidally stupid Republican politicians are, running on tax cuts and economic growth while America is disappearing before our very eyes. He saw the migrant caravans being formed and sped toward the border for a Camp of the Saints test of nerve. He saw Jews weaponizing the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre against him and the First Amendment. He saw Jews in the Forward and the New York Times openly admit that anti-white race-replacement immigration is regarded as a path to permanent power by the Jewish community and the Democratic Party.

Fortunately for Trump, the Left decided to make this election a referendum on Donald Trump. For Trump is far more popular than most Republicans. So Trump sprang into action, with a frenzied and grueling schedule of campaign rallies that would have killed many younger, weaker men. For a few weeks, we saw the Trump we loved from the 2015-2016 campaign again. Whatever happened to that guy? We want him back.

And it worked. Based on past midterm elections, this could have been much, much worse. Trump may have just saved his presidency. It remains to be seen if he has just saved America.

In truth, the losses were well-deserved. The Republicans deserved to lose because they strayed from Trump’s populism. Trump deserved to lose, because he strayed from his populism too. By returning to basics at the last possible moment, he almost performed a midterm miracle. Again, it could have been so much worse.

But a lot of us are skeptical now. We are wondering if Trump trotted out ending birthright citizenship and other populist red meat merely to save himself and his worthless party for another round of tax cuts, foreign policy distractions, and fundamental betrayals of white America. Trump has to start delivering, or we will not fall for the same routine in 2020.

A near-death experience is often an occasion to examine one’s life. When one actually feels in one’s guts just how short and contingent life can be, one tends to re-evaluate one’s priorities. One gives more time to genuinely important things. One lets the small stuff slide. Trump saw his whole presidency flashing before his eyes. Let’s hope he saw much more: America’s death or rebirth. Let’s hope that he gets back to Making America Great Again.

This election was also a near-death experience for the Right, especially White Nationalists. We should know by now that we can’t depend upon Republicans. And Trump himself is at best on probation. We can only depend on ourselves.

We’ve got to stop deluding ourselves with white pills and powders. We were never the vanguard of Trumpian populism. Nor is our job to delude others with Trumpian 4D chess apologetics. From the very start of Trump’s campaign, I said that White Nationalists need to use Trump, rather than let Trump use us. And when Trump was first elected, I said that White Nationalists need to play the role of Trump’s loyal opposition on the Right. We want him to succeed. But he won’t succeed unless we constantly battle against the bad policies and people who have deflected his administration for the first two years from the populist-nationalist vision that got him elected. Our greatest assets are truth and the credibility the comes from speaking it. Some of us have squandered that capital shamelessly for the past two years.

Trump is not the last chance for the white race in North America. He is merely the last chance to save the present American system. He is their last chance, not ours. But the establishment is too stupid to realize that, so they want him gone. A lot of them want him dead. By opposing him, they only hasten their own end.

White Nationalists need to get serious again. Trump will probably not save us. That was always a long shot. Thus we have to save ourselves. We would be flattering ourselves to claim that we are the last hope for the white race in North America, since many generations to come will join this battle. But we should act as if that is true. We should weigh our every word, our every deed, as if the fate of the world is entirely on our shoulders. It focuses the mind wonderfully.

White Nationalists have been drifting from defeat to defeat basically since Trump’s victory. We were strongest when we were a leaderless, non-hierarchical, largely online metapolitical movement attacking the false ideas and terrible consequences of multiculturalism, as well as mocking the stupidity and moral squalor of the establishment.

We became weaker when we decided prematurely that it was time to follow leaders into street confrontations with antifa and the political system that coddles them. We can win any argument or flame war. But we can’t win street battles. It is time for us to get back to what works: metapolitics, the propaganda war. For all the bluff posturing about taking the streets, we do not control one square inch of American territory. But once we change minds, the establishment has proven itself powerless to change them back.

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  1. Posted November 8, 2018 at 3:58 am | Permalink

    I’m doing executing the Napoleon’s Dogs gambit from Animal Farm. One example – a friend of mine is taking his 11 year old son to the Russian school of mathematics

    This will put him way ahead of his peers in math and STEM and he will grow up to be an operative for us, kind of like Matt Damon in The Departed.

    • Peter Quint
      Posted November 8, 2018 at 8:42 am | Permalink

      Are the Russians really better than us at mathematics?

      • Posted November 8, 2018 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

        Yes, definitely. And better at music, gymnastics, chess, mma physics, rocket science, electronics engineering. They actually cultivate their kids to be as smart as possible to defend the fatherland.

        The usa has dumbed down the white boys in order to close the racial achievement gap. This is turning out to be a national security problem since the pentagon is relying on foreigners to do their cutting edge mil tech R&D.

      • Gladiator
        Posted November 8, 2018 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

        Simply da, my friend. Look at their space program, aeronautics and nuclear engineering – Silent submarines.

  2. Dale Gribble
    Posted November 8, 2018 at 4:14 am | Permalink

    Greg: if you look under the rock I think you will find the GOP lost the House because of the tax cut.
    The new tax law drastically cut deductions residents could claim who live i expensive communities. This could apply to the several districts we lost i n Va and NY.

    All the democrats who won said it was healthcare, but i think the voters did nnot like losing their tax breaks.

  3. Afterthought
    Posted November 8, 2018 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    First ranked preferences, then the means-ends analysis.

    Preference 1st) A white ethnostate that evolves linearly from the present system: the Slow Cleanse.

    2nd) A white ethnostate that requires a costly discontinuity to establish: Partition or a violent clash.

    3rd) Dominance over a multiracial America: Hold Trump’s Beer

    4th) Fighting to a draw within multiracial America

    5th) Being trapped in multiracial America as the enemy gets a permanent upper hand.

    The election just shifted us from a nominal 3 (Trump wasn’t actually doing much) to 4. Already baked in demographics will turn 4 to 5. It is possible with 3 to slow cleanse to 1, though the enemy may pull a Samson Option and force us to go from 3 to 2.

    Once 3 is foreclosed, the chance for 1 is closed and we must choose 2. Some are plotting for a return to 3, but that isnt the movement’s job. Let others do that.

    Our job is to advocate for 1 with 2 as the backstop. 1 is an honorable hope, and a necessary rhetorical pillar, but it isnt actually going to happen. Thus it is 2 or 5. Which way?

  4. Owlspotted
    Posted November 8, 2018 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Well posted. I’m putting up a monthly donation; it may not be a whole lot but if enough of us pitch in we can help spread to more of our people this amazing library of Euro-American art and philosophy, the ensured survival of said concepts being our best sales pitch.

    Greg Johnson/Jazzhands McFeels 2024

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:08 am | Permalink

      Thank you for your kind words and your donation. It is a big help.

  5. Peter Quint
    Posted November 8, 2018 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    “Thus the yardstick to measure what has happened is past midterm elections. In the 1994 midterm elections, Bill Clinton’s party lost 8 seats in the Senate and 54 seats in the House. In the 2010 midterm elections, Barack Obama’s party lost 6 seats in the Senate and 63 seats in the House.”

    Thanks! I needed that. Even though, I was cynical of Trump’s chances before the election, and of his effectiveness if elected, I have grown to like Trump. It seems that I am the only person that truly understands what Trump is up against, the effective two thousand year christian war to destroy the white man’s mind, the effective, decades old, marxist propaganda campaign against whites via television, the movies, the written word, and radio, the cultural war propagated by the jews against whites through feminism, liberalism, homosexuality, pornography, bestiality, and pedophilia. Yes, I like Trump, but even if we had Hitler in his place, with all his oratorical skill, and charisma he wouldn’t be able to do much. Things have gone too far. the new world order has to be completed so that the masses can be awakened, and the revolution begun.

  6. dominique_malaparte
    Posted November 8, 2018 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    I am not especially keen about YouTube “blood sports” as such. However, I would love to see Greg debate Dr. Steve Turley.

    Turley is a civic nationalist and a convert to Orthodox Christianity. He has a background in classical music and his academic expertise is “post secularism” and “anti globalism.” His political analysis is for the most part spot-on, and his reading of the mid-term elections is of a piece with Greg’s understanding.

    Although Turley is ultimately very naive–with no grasp of what Faye would term “bioculture”–he classifies American nationalism alongside Russian nationalism insofar as both depend on a Religious Idea to unify diverse peoples, in contradistinction to Western Europe where history and conditions favor reemergent ethno-nationalism. Just as the (supposed) 186 nationalities of Russia participate in and draw sustenance from Holy Rus, so too in America many diverse religions and cultures can flourish in the Anglo-Protestant soil, from the Amish to Orthodox Jews.

    Again, Turley is ultimately very naive. But he is also intelligent & widely conversant in political trends, and seems to have a lofty spirit. I think Greg would find him a worthy adversary. And Turley’s subscribers are the kind of people that we need to radicalize.

    See this recent interview of Turley by Catholic scholar Robert Hutchinson =

  7. Benjamin
    Posted November 8, 2018 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    I see you’ve been pining for donations a lot as of recent.

    I don’t do the whole donation thing (muh shekels!), but I did order six books directly from the CC online store:
    > East & West
    > Summoning The Gods
    > Venus & Her Thugs
    > The White Nationalist Manifesto
    > The Lightning & The Sun
    > Green Nazis In Space

    Hopefully you guys make a greater profit % when bought directly from you than via third party reseller, like Amazon

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:06 am | Permalink

      Thanks for your order. Yes direct orders are a help.

  8. Jace
    Posted November 8, 2018 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Can you please give the links to the NYT and Forward articles stating your claim? I never visit those sites and it would be a great red-pilling tool.

  9. Starlight
    Posted November 8, 2018 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    “We became weaker when we decided prematurely that it was time to follow leaders into street confrontations with antifa and the political system that coddles them.”

    A third of US billionaires are Jews (see surnames in the Forbes list) and I estimate a quarter of the one percent is Jewish. They and their leftist goy allies have infinite supplies of money to pay infinite numbers of SJWs, brown people, and desperate drug addicts to attack and harass us. Taking their minions head on makes no sense because we are small and they are an infinite mass if evil.

    However, we have an advantage in debates because we tell the truth and our views are scarce whereas they lie and their lies are ubiquitous. They try to shut us down because they know we’ll win those debates. They can only rule through psychologically paralyzing and intimidating whites while keeping whites away from the truth. They don’t care about justifying themselves before us in a debate. Only a schmendrick would care about being fair. They just care about winning. The ends justify the means after all, goy.

    I thought Spencer et al gave up too soon. They could have pioneered strategies to outmaneuver ANTIFA and lawfare. They could have not let Jews and and their allies drag them down to their level, and even when they did, they could have come up with a new strategy, but they failed.

  10. Vauquelin
    Posted November 10, 2018 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Part of me believes someone like Trump cannot possibly hold his views on immigration, sovereignty and what he calls “nationalism” without subscribing to some sort of ethnic awareness. That is not to say he will openly admit to this or aid White Nationalist movements whatsoever – in his position he’s more likely to do the opposite – but truly his business dealings in New Yorke combined with his political Buchananite streak cannot leave him totally ignorant of the questions of race or the JQ.
    Wishful thinking perhaps?

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