The Accelerationist Yang GangNicholas R. Jeelvy
The memes are in, boys. It has been decided that we’ll enjoy our thousand monthly NEETbucks and government-mandated Chinese waifus while playing Fortnite; in the meantime the world’s unpleasant tasks will be handled by robots. Sound nice? That’s what our new utopia will look like under the wise guidance of Chairman Andrew Yang.
Heralded by that most jacked of manlets, Joe Rogan, Andrew Yang has burst onto the scene with his proposed universal basic income (UBI), awareness of the plight of white America, and ideas regarding post-industrial society. Also, from what I can tell, he’s gonna crack down on Silicon Valley bigwigs and make them kiss the ring and pay their dues, which is long overdue. Mercantile dorks like (((Zuckerberg))) and Bezos have been led to believe that they’re the biggest swinging dick on the planet in the face of state weakness in Western countries. Think of nerds acting like they own the football field while the jocks are hung over from last night’s kegger. Yang has promised, in so many words, to institute a program of sobriety among the jocks and suspend Cuckerberg and Betazos from the lampposts by their underwear.
Sounds nice? It’s a nice dream, I’ll grant you. For what it’s worth, I think Yang is pure of heart and intention. But UBI doesn’t work, and even if it did, it wouldn’t do diddly squat for the plight of white America, nor would it save America as a nation, as Yang believes. That’s because there is no saving America. Also, his dreams of robot workers are nothing new. Oscar Wilde had a similar idea back when my grandfather’s grandfather was still a suckling babe. Wilde proposes an early version of the fully automated, gay luxury space Communism of memetic fame. Of course, if one reads the Wilde essay after having been awakened to the fundamental nature of men, one can see and feel the disgust of an aristocratic aesthete towards the crassness of bourgeois society, complete with nose held aloft and paternalistic urges to protect the people from the odious merchants and moneylenders. Wilde – tragically, perhaps – lacked the frame that would have given him the complete picture, which I suspect is the natural state for a man who paid ten times the amount of attention to his dress that he did to his work.
You’ll find lots of critiques of UBI and automated socialism in other places. That’s not the point of Yang’s campaign, really. The memes will play up this aspect, but I believe that at the heart of it, Yang-memers are actually repudiating Americanism. The usual suspects will probably kvetch about how UBI and automated socialism are bad and constitutes hamburger theft, how stuffing Bezos in his own locker is an assault on free markets, and how pantsing (((Zuckerberg))) in front of all the girls is not Who We Are – as well as anti-Semitic, of course. I can already picture the three-hour Molyneux harangue – complete with poorly-portrayed indignation – that wouldn’t pass muster in a tenth-grade production of Romeo and Juliet. What light from yonder grifter’s bald dome bounces? We know. We get it. We don’t care.
Essentially, memelord and Dissident Right support for Andrew Yang is about accelerationism, about helping this enterprising fellow put America and her global hegemony in the ground. Any Right-wing support for Yang will inevitably run into Alt Lite, conservative, and libertarian opposition. This is for the very simple reason that they serve a different god, which is to say they seek to protect a different thing, make a different friend-enemy distinction, and ultimately have allegiance to a different concept.
What really got me thinking in this way was considering the Proud Boys. They aren’t racist, as they repeatedly trumpet with annoying loudness, but rather are “Western chauvinists.” What they want to defend is Western civilization, to which, they claim, the white race is merely orthogonal. Sounds silly, right? It is very silly, especially in light of staggering amounts of research indicating that this thing we call Western civilization couldn’t have been developed without the unique cerebral architecture of the European brain, or the other unique aspects of European biology. But there’s a deeper problem with pledging allegiance to the West.
Reading Spengler will give you an interesting perspective on the cycles of civilization. Personally, I think there is no doubt that Western (Faustian) civilization is nearing its end, and that we are in the winter of the West, where all it can do is reminisce about its past glories and pretend that it’s still great, as we currently see Trump doing in trying to LARP as James Monroe in Venezuela. To be a Western chauvinist is to pledge allegiance to a dying civilization.
In a sense, there’s something noble in raging against the dying of the light. Like it or not, liberal democracy is the child of Faustian man. Spengler didn’t use the word Faustian for nothing. Faustian man: conqueror of infinite space, reaching ever further into the void, fighting the unbeatable foe, and dreaming the impossible dream, as the man sang. And what, dear friends, is less possible than bringing the light of civilization to the turd-eating masses of the world? Let’s not kid ourselves; the insanity of globalist egalitarianism is very much Western in origin. The Proud Boys don’t get it. The Alt Lite doesn’t get it. They’re clinging to an outdated modality of Western being – literally Not Who We Are (anymore).
We can mourn Western civilization after it passes – and there’ll be much to mourn. But the death of the civilization will not mean the death of its people. The Romans and Greeks are still kicking around under various names, even though what Spengler called Classical civilization has been gone for a while now. Similarly, white people will survive the death of Western civilization – if Faustian man in his death-throes doesn’t destroy the white race first. Already the global hegemon and her various satrapies are cracking down on every form of white identitarian activism and actively discouraging white reproduction. And yet we still see misguided whites trying to save this fallen angel.
There is a great danger in trying to save a drowning man – the stronger he is, the more danger. In his panic, he might pull you down into the depths with him. Faustian man is already killing the white man. We can no longer risk trying to save him. We tried with Donald Trump, and failed.
And this is what I suspect the Yang gang wants to do. The hope is that Andrew Yang will put the West out of its misery through sheer stupidity before Faustian man snuffs us all out in nuclear paroxysms. Hopefully, Chairman Yang will throw some shekels our way and put the screws on the plutocrats before it all goes to shit. And then, as the Sky King put it, it’s nose down and call it a night.
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“Any Right-wing support for Yang will inevitably run into Alt Lite, conservative, and libertarian opposition.”
He’s running as a Democrat, not a Republican, so these groups are irrelevant. I’m more interested in whether he can win over centrist Democrats.
I know America and Trumpism are dead, and I understand that the Yang support is mostly memes, but it feels like some many white men are just throwing in the towel. Even supporting him ironically feels wrong. This is after years of people saying it would take years to get white people back to supporting themselves in a healthy manner. Just because Trump went full shekels doesn’t mean we should start acting like emotionally incontinent women. It just means we have lots of work to do.
Gotta say, I was bewildered and disappointed by all the dissident right support for Yang. After all, the guy is a fairly standard leftist and anti-white on all the racial issues. But now I see it is (mostly) a joke/meme and have learned to laugh at it (a bit).
I am not sure that accelerationism can work. The cycles involved are of a very long duration, and it seems to me that it will likely be > 100 years before we see a new “Rise of the West”.
Personally, I am all for building foundations, let the left destroy itself.
Would a Yang Presidency be any more anti white than Trump’s presidency where nothing meaningful has happened on immigration, the slobbering subservience to Israel, White death rates rising etc? I mean, unlike Yang who said we need to help the white working class, Trump singled out and praised literally every demographic in the country except whites during his SOTU.
Serious question, because I am sure Yang would have standard anti white positions on other issues outside of Yang bucks. But I am not sure whether his presidency would actually be worse for white people than Trump’s awful presidency has been.
I think you’re right about the UBI. It would be inflationary and – at the end of the day – not benefit the unemployed much at all.
I’m also opposed to the idea of money for nothing. ‘He who will not work, will not eat’; as stated by luminaries as diverse as V I Lenin and Paul the Apostle.
But late stage capitalism won’t provide the good jobs that white workers once had. The labour share of GDP has been falling in all Western nations since the 1980’s. Automation and capitalism’s zeal for moving manufacturing to ‘low cost labour centres’ will ensure that wages stay relatively low for the foreseeable future.
So what is the nationalist answer? If not the UBI, how would a nationalist state improve the lot of the unemployed – or underemployed – white worker?
Some possibilities include:
. Limit the ability to create new money to the state (ie take it away from private banking corporations). Instead of having money loaned into existence as interest bearing debt, the state could spend it into existence.
. Using this power, the state could provide a job guarantee – providing a good living wage for all who do useful work in the community. Useful work might be defined differently to the current capitalist definition – so as to include raising children for example. This will increase native birth rates and provide women who’d prefer to be mothers with an alternative (other than poverty) to paid employment.
. No money for able-bodied folk who won’t work.
. Also using this power, generate a program of major public works at the federal level. Dams, roads, rail, ports etc
. Use local community councils to identify infrastructure and institutions that need work. There’s no shortage of crumbling public infrastructure that could benefit from having work done by ‘job guarantee’ workers. The federal government’s role would be to fund and audit this process.
. Remove the incentive to use cheap offshore labour by introducing ‘social tariffs’ which tax imported goods produced in sweatshop conditions.
There are – no doubt – a host of other alternatives.
If we’re putting ourselves forward as an alternative to the current system, we need to be able to answer questions about bread and butter issues as well as those on immigration, ethnicity and the like.
Yes, we need to do a better job of discussing what future programs should be. We all know the problems and the threats that we face. Now we need to come up with solutions that really help white people. I appreciate reading your ideas.
One thing that worked well in the past was mutual aid societies (also known as friendly or fraternal societies). These provided help to people who lost jobs or were otherwise in difficulty. They also played important social and cultural roles, and encouraged moral growth. They were drowned out by the modern welfare states. An excellent discussion of this is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jug_AcVjeAM
Mutual aid societies did not work ‘quite well’ in the past. No reputable historian has ever came to that conclusion. Understand that you are literally calling for a return to the material depravity, filth, and decay that characterized the Victorian Era. How could any self-proclaimed nationalist, such as yourself, be comfortable with the suffering of their fellow citizens?
I’ll take “the material depravity, filth, and decay that characterized the Victorian Era” over today’s depravity, filth and decay any day.
Mutual aid societies certainly did play a very positive role, in the various aspects I mentioned. Were they perfect? Of course not. No human institution is. But Professor Davies gives a good description of their strengths in the lecture I linked to. Today’s welfare states and other “innovations” introduced damaging forms of social manipulation and control that were unheard of earlier.
AFP: In an environment where the state can’t or won’t act to protect and serve its citizens, mutuals emerge to fill the vacuum.
In history, they did a good job in securing things like life insurance and reliable medicine when the state did not provide or regulate such things. Mutual life insurance companies and friendly society pharmacists were big (in Australia anyway) during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
After WW2 a number of Western states moved to improve the material conditions of their working populations. They did so – not out of the goodness of their hearts – but because of the threat to capitalism posed by Soviet communism. At this time the state took on many of the functions formerly carried by mutuals. As the Soviet communist ‘threat’ dissipated in the 80’s, capitalist states began dismantling social safety nets and simultaneously allowing mass immigration to ‘grow GDP’ and ‘reduce wage pressure’ (a tactic which has worked all too well).
In this sense, we are moving back towards a situation similar to the Victorian era, when the state did not act in the interests of its people. Of course, the situation today is entirely different on a material level, but there are material problems re-emerging which Western states are not addressing. As an example, the Italian state is not providing enough low-cost housing for its own people. The nationalist group, Casa Pound, has stepped in to fill the void left by state negligence. Casa Pound acts like a mutual for native Italians.
Right now, there are opportunities for white nationalist mutuals to provide protection and services that the state no longer provides. In an ideal world, the state would serve and protect an ethnically homogeneous community and – as in recent history – enjoy widespread support for doing so. But the trajectory of our nation-states now is toward more diversity and more tribalism. I think mutuals can help us – our white tribes – through this difficult and hopefully temporary period.
I gave the Democrat $20 for not being psychotic.
I’d just like to point out that since Spengler is dead, everything is permitted.
I’ve witnessed the shift from trumpism to yangism on the dailystormer first hand;
The left has figured out some aspects of meme 4chan culture (big bucks, corpops involved) and are now running an astroturf.
Don’t get distracted by pepes, animetiddis, they think they can push any candidate through targeted rhetoric after trump, (where I come from, he’s considered a deep state plant, that or he’s incompetent moron way over his head, take you pick).
In short, Yang’s is just a test on how dog whistles to the meme right can be used to acquire real votes.
The same people that brought us Charlottesville are now calling for a Yang Dynasty.
In a way it is good they aren’t calling for Partition, because they would discredit it and spoil it.
America is dead. But instead of accelerating into a nightmare, we should be pushing for a orderly divorce. I don’t think such a campaign will be able to culminate in any bilateral arrangement, the Enemy will never let us go willingly. But such a campaign will allow a
I repeat – unilateral – declaration of independence.
The best parody quote I’ve read in a long time.
People are taking the Yang craze much too seriously. This guy is not Trump and he wont become President. Even his big thing of UBI is a joke from both perspectives, because at $1000 a month you are literally below the poverty line.
What’s fascinating about the the Yang movement (even as just a meme phenomena) is it’s the definitive break from the all entrapping consensus of Anglo-Saxon political philosophy: that is the general abandonment of even a lip-service to liberalism or capitalism or decorum rule of law protecting the oligarchy. This is the birth of movement cynical and ruthless enough to embrace its apparent enemies or push full speed on accelerationism if that what’s needed to smash a system that is the primary threat (if you think that’s ‘beyond the pale’ or ‘not who we are’ then you may work a bit harder to escape that suffocating consensus, if victory is what you are actually interested in).
It may not seem like such an inflection point, but the instinctive distress of many a liberatarian and conservative type shows how shocking a turn it is.
I have been memeing for Yang for the lolz on Twitter and as much as one can debate the practicality or adverse consequences of UBI, to sneeze at the $1000/mo deal only displays one is out of touch with a large swath of the lower-middle class who live paycheck to paycheck. The difference between 1000 yangs a month and nothing is the difference between freezing to death in a dumpster or having a warm room to sleep in, food, & (maybe) internet. It’s the former (and not much more) that pushes many people into enervating, mindless work for small incomes.
I live in Canada where our reputation as a hyper-liberal socialist welfare state, but the truth is that our “socialists” are cowards who pander on minority grievances issues because the ethos of “production for production’s sake” is untouchable. My ancestors worked to turn this country into a garden of Eden, but the capital-controlling overlords demand more zeroes in their bank account, so reduced work hours for the average able-bodied man of “sound” mind are out of the question.
Only the broken, those who are medically proven defective, get a pass from drudgery. And of course the pedophile Mohammedan patriarch with his brood are excused also, because of their unfortunate circumstances. Otherwise it is mandatory that you do your part to keep the wheels greased on globo-homo. We are not working for the benefit of our kith and kin, and it isn’t clear that we aren’t actively working against them with our toil.
Support of Yang is just the age-old impulse to gut the rich and spread the wealth in the fashion of Robin Hood. “So this fat billionaire clown is going to shill for Israel and bring more immigrants than ever? OK, see you at the poll booth. I’m voting RED.”
My more extended meaning was that a population supported by a such a UBI would leave a country a giant favela. The actual native population of European countries (in the widest sense) should be treated significantly more generously (where does medical support come into this for instance), and that needs a radical rethink of what constitutes the ‘citizenry’ and what a real welfare should look like.
Your last point is more my general concern. However, I think its very important when such a perspective comes to this Movement in particular, given the ideological precursors to the modern thought of the Right.
Sure, you can have that revolution of yours, but i’ll take pinochet, franco or even hitler any day over lenin or the paris commune cryptoid breed (yellow vests, please). It’s a false dychotomy, but hegel never dies, unlike the latin civ.
You’re not even approaching the understanding of what’s being done to us.
The question is what do we do with this ferment, fungus, disease, virus?
There’s been an increased interest in replicating aristocratic military culture, see the recent veneration of wehrmacht, but there’s similar things goind on in countries that ruled bu might before, japan, poland, US.
Fuck, the recent Triple Frontiers has a Metallica soundtrack, Master of Puppets the most militaristic anti war album ever.
“Alt Lite” is very different from libertarianism and conservatism. Just because we aren’t shouting Arthur Jensen from the rooftops doesn’t mean we are ignorant of him. But we know that normies don’t like radicalism, not really. They like their canned, branded Che-Guevara “radicalism” but they run from the real thing. So we say we’re just a variation on the classic libertarian/conservative Right, waiting until we have the power, when our true radicalism can come out.
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