Greg Johnson and John Morgan reconvene the weekly Counter-Currents Radio Podcast to read and discuss Tess Owen’s dumb and inaccurate hit piece on Arktos Media, “How a Small Budapest Publishing House is Quietly Fueling Far-Right Extremism.” (more…)
Month: May 2019
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 232
Then They Came for Arktos
One of the advantages of reading biographies is that even if they’re not very good, there remains the consolation of having learned something. Sadly, this is one of the few positive things that can be said about the recent biopic Tolkien.
Biographies can be tricky to adapt for the screen. Filmmakers will want to adhere to the truth as much as possible while still being able to tell a coherent and thematic story. How much artistic license is too much? (more…)
TERF is an acronym for “trans-exclusionary radical feminist.” It is also a slur. Unlike most political slurs, it is an accurate description of the people that the acronym describes.
TERF names the subset of radical feminists that opposes the inclusion of transsexual men (aka “transwomen”) in the category “woman.” Some radical feminists welcome men who believe they are women, and many others do not. TERF names the latter and contrasts them to the former. (more…)
Translated by Guillaume Durocher
Translator’s Note: The following extracts are drawn from Taisen Deshimaru, Zen et Arts martiaux (Paris: Albin Michel, 1983 ). The style reflects the rambling, spontaneous speaking of many Zen masters, whose “writings” are often not of their own initiative, but rather sayings recorded by their pious (often Western) followers. Another example of this would be Shunryū Suzuki, who was popular in California. This does raise the question of how “Taisen Deshimaru” authored the books ascribed to him. (more…)
Bret Easton Ellis
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
When you see Bret Easton Ellis emerge as a Generation X elder, you know you’ve moved pretty far along the abattoir ramp. Technically he’s not Gen X at all, as he was born in 1964, but Simon & Schuster brought out his first novel (Less Than Zero) when he was still an undergraduate at Bennington, and Ellis’ precocity was part of the sales pitch. (more…)
For any political movement to flourish and obtain tangible results, its proponents must establish a clear distinction between us and them. If this fails to happen, the movement ceases to exist. (more…)
Social Justice Wars in Video Games:
A Review of Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption
Last summer, Transolar Games released Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption, a role-playing adventure game which the creators characterized as the “spiritual successor to our Quest for Glory series.” The title stands as an interesting study of how far video game developers are now under the spell of social justice in terms of issues such as race and gender, and to what degree they can still express independent thoughts.
I believe there is a certain inertia to political ideas. As in Newtonian laws of motion, it takes force to get ideas going, and once an idea is in motion, it takes even more force to stop their momentum. In order to generate enough force to overcome the inertia in our ideas and to get society to start adopting them, I believe in a multi-pronged approach: one that speaks to all levels, classes, and interests of society. (more…)
Several years ago, I published a mammoth review essay on Ricardo Duchesne’s The Uniqueness of Western Civilization. I regard it as one of the most interesting and important books I have ever read. Duchesne is a valiant defender of Western civilization against the madness of politically correct academics – and now, it seems, he may be paying the price. (more…)
Oswald Spengler was born on this day in 1880. For his contributions to the philosophy of history and culture, Spengler is one of the most important philosophical influences on the North American New Right, largely by way of his disciple Francis Parker Yockey. Spengler is often wrong, but even when he errs, he does so magnificently.
There are several boomer-tier jokes going around the internet, and most of them predate it, about voter turnout at different times of day in the US. Something about Democrats getting an early lead but then losing it when Republicans get off from work and vote. It’s supposed to be a dig at Democrats for being unemployed, welfare leeches, or working for the government. It’s a clever dig if you value working, which I suppose a part of the population should. But here at Counter-Currents, we value honesty and truth, no matter how ugly, and we take a massive sledgehammer to pretty lies, no matter how useful. (more…)
Morrissey Strikes Back:
The Pin is Mightier than the Sword
“I straighten up, and my position is one of hope. The march backwards is over, and life has begun again.” — Morrissey
A couple weeks ago, I wrote an article about the iconic ex-Smiths singer and champion of the white race Morrissey and his drift to the Right and support of Anne-Marie Waters and her party For Britain. (more…)
Sweden may ban the runes to curb racism.
Justice Minister Morgan Johansson is investigating the proposal to see if the ban would stifle “incitement of ethnic hatred.” Along with the runes, several other Norse pagan symbols could be banned under the proposal, such as Mjolnir (Thor’s Hammer) and the Valknut. The move is clearly directed at the Nordic Resistance Movement, which uses a tiwaz rune as its logo, and other White Nationalists. (more…)
Guide to Kulchur, Episode 21
Game of Thrones Seen from the Right
Not with a Bang but a Whimper
Helgi: The Return of the Dead
An Esoteric Commentary on the Volsung Saga, Part IX
In our last installment, we explored the career of the legendary Norse hero Helgi. Chapter Nine of the Volsung Saga is devoted to Helgi, and it constitutes a rich and entertaining digression from the main story. At one time, Helgi must have been a very important hero. The anonymous author of the Volsung Saga draws on two poems concerning Helgi compiled in the Poetic Edda: Helgakvitha Hundingsbana I (The First Poem of Helgi, Killer of Hunding; henceforth HH I), and Helgakvitha Hundingsbana II (or HH II). (more…)
How a Pennsylvania Race War Gave Birth to White America
Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2008
The colony of Pennsylvania was unique. In was developed as a socio-religious scheme by a British Lord named William Penn to provide a place of religious toleration for all comers, run by Quakers. On the surface, a society founded on religious liberty will lead to social peace. But it did not. (more…)
Remembering Louis-Ferdinand Céline:
May 27, 1894–July 1, 1961
Louis-Ferdinand Céline was the pen name of French novelist, essayist, and physician Louis-Ferdinand-Auguste Destouches, who was born on this day in 1894. Céline is one of the giants of 20th-century literature. And, like Ezra Pound and so many other great writers of the last century, he was an open and unapologetic racial nationalist. For more on Céline, see the following works on this website: (more…)
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
New York: Viking, 2019
If one were to design the perfect vessel for the transmission of anti-racist dogma framed wholly at the embarrassing level of superficiality liberals have come to regard as adequately stimulating, it would look exactly like Jennifer Eberhardt. (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 231
The 2019 American Renaissance Conference
Greg Johnson, Fróði Midjord, and John Morgan reconvene the weekly Counter-Currents Radio Podcast. Greg and John recount their experiences at the 2019 American Renaissance Conference. (more…)
It’s Not Just the Zombies That are Braindead:
The Walking Dead Video Game
Telltale’s The Walking Dead is an episodic video game series boasting an original, interactive story that takes place in the same universe as the show and comic. There are four seasons of five episodes each, emphasizing narrative over game play. (more…)
Like everyone, I held my breath almost every time I checked in on the website Chateau Heartiste. It seemed destined to be shut down in the present hostile climate. It was too spicey, too radical, too honest.
Then, on Friday, May 10, as I did my usual cruise around the internet, I summoned it from my bookmarks and was met with a blunt cancellation notice. This hit me harder than other recent shutdowns. (more…)
Remembering Richard Wagner:
May 22, 1813–February 13, 1883
Richard Wagner was born 206 years ago today in Leipzig in the Kingdom of Saxony. He died on February 13, 1883 in Venice. As an artist, intellectual, author, and cultural force, Wagner has left an immense metapolitical legacy, which is being evaluated and appropriated in the North American New Right. I wish to draw your attention to the following writings which have been published at Counter-Currents/North American New Right. (more…)
“Plastic chairs and fake shakes
To help it all go down
Polluting your children with their lies
And trying to destroy your mind”
So screamed MDC on their 1982 song, “Corporate Deathburger.” The hardcore punk band aimed its vitriol at McDonald’s, yelling that the multinational corporation starves third world children and delivers crappy food. (more…)
The Modern Prophecy in the Final Episode of Game of Thrones
The final episode of Game of Thrones had an important message about the nature of modern politics. It was almost surely unintended.
The writing of the final episode, of the final season in general, was atrocious. Balerion the Black Dread could fly through the plot holes showrunners David Beinoff and D.B. Weiss created. (more…)
Everyone felt it. The 2019 American Renaissance Conference had a palpable sense of forward movement. (more…)
The cover art of Überfolk‘s debut album, Music for Nations, depicts a winding path over hills, focusing the eye on a distant central point, implying a journey towards an ideal. Such a journey nonetheless requires us to traverse over land and soil, through the brush and bramble of earthly life. (more…)
For a race and gender realist, the world of professional chess provides an embarrassment of riches, even if very few in the English-speaking parts of it wish to claim them. In chess, men dominate – specifically white, Jewish, and Asian men. Only three women have ever cracked the top hundred rated players in the world, according to the international chess federation FIDE. And if current ratings of girls and boys are any indication, this arrangement will maintain itself indefinitely. (more…)
In 1989, young scientist Bill McKibben published the seminal climate change book, The End of Nature. It made him an instant star in the environmental sciences, and in the literary world as well.
Like it did with so many of my generation, the book had a profound effect on me. Among other things, I never forgot the analogy that if the earth was the size of a basketball, the depth of our atmosphere would be the equivalent of a coat of paint. The air we breath, the sky we see … it is not nearly so infinite as it seems.