Are You Also Frightened?Winston E. Bakewell
The McCloskeys waving what amount to toys in the hands of the untrained was the single most impotent display of fear and guilt that has graced the screens of the West this month. This incident was laughable in and of itself, but was made even worse by the couple’s spineless cope of a public statement on the matter:
“Both Mr. and Mrs. McCloskey acted lawfully on their property which sits on a private gated lane in the City of St. Louis,” Watkins claimed. “Their actions were borne solely of fear and apprehension, the genesis of which was not race-related. In fact, the agitators responsible for the trepidation were white.”
“The peaceful protesters were not the subject of scorn or disdain by the McCloskeys,” Watkins claimed, though videos from the scene show the couple shouting and gesticulating with their guns, sweeping the barrels back and forth over the crowd. “To the contrary, they were expecting and supportive of the message of the protesters.”
The McCloskeys belong to a social class of people who generally feel invincible. Consider their “stylish” digs in the middle of what many are hasty to point out is a gated community. Their life is solely devoted to their lawyerly work and enjoying the bountiful fruits of their highly-valued labor. To them, the law and the country they live in are abstractions, societal ephemera that call out for their careful manipulation to the ends of their clients and themselves. They ultimately care not for the “real world,” as it were, because they have the opportunity to retreat back into their gaudy mansion behind the walls that guard other rich people from the riff-raff outside.
Perhaps it is difficult to blame them. Afforded the opportunity to retreat from the often chaotic, violent, and collapsing West when such a thing is suitable sounds like a sweet deal. This is the attitude, of course, of the bourgeoise; one who flees immediately from the scene of trouble, as such a thing scares a man who spends his time and money every waking moment in the pursuit of insulating oneself from conflict. The McCloskeys are lawyers, but their struggles lie exclusively in the domain of civil society, whereby disputes can be litigated and settled without fists. The McCloskeys can afford to shield themselves from the scary outside world, as they’re skilled at navigating the byzantine codes that govern the society they’d evidently rather not participate in.
It is easy to criticize the protestors and defend the McCloskeys on the basis that these groups broke into a gated community. Anyone living inside of this upper-class enclave would rightfully be concerned about a mob walking past their homes, and knowing the “peaceful” redistributive tendencies of these mobs, might consider whether they need to bring out the big guns. But why do these communities exist? They are hideouts, safe spaces for the country’s bourgeoisie to tuck tail and run to whenever things start getting hairy outside the walls. It’s difficult to criticize men for wanting peace and safety, but in a country where our rich occupy very powerful positions in society, we have to wonder why the same opportunities are not being afforded to us.
The McCloskeys are civil rights attorneys. They have the power to use their law skills for good, and potentially make some effort towards offering the same peace and security they value to wider society. There is often talk of the need to court the rich and successful to our causes, under the belief that these same people can be convinced of our aims and support us materially and legally. But the fact of the matter is that such a deal does not check out in the calculus of the upper class. These people stand to gain much more by gaming the system in the ways that they know how to, and by brokering deals with those that are in power and can offer them something for their efforts. The Right is not in power. We cannot “offer” them anything concrete but our own visions, and such visions don’t include the promise of profit by legal maneuvering or money-changing.
When the birds come home to roost as a consequence of the ruling class’s actions, they can afford to run away. Many have already run away to gated communities and guarded mansions, like the McCloskeys have. Some are considering running away towards relative safety in other parts of the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. When shit hits the fan, these people run away.
The fabulously rich, in danger of sounding like a Marxist, are not “just other people” who can be persuaded. Their interests do not align with either the New Right’s or those of the average white person in general, since the functions of the global financial system, local and international legal systems, and the global real estate market depend upon globalization and ever-increasing profits at their core. When the rich behave in this way, it’s foolish to sympathize with their plight. We ought to hold them accountable. It is exactly the sort of people who have the greatest power to impact history who should bear the most responsibility for what’s going on. The McCloskeys had an opportunity to do something, and they instead chose to capitulate in the hopes of recovering some of their business. They might succeed in clawing back enough to live semi-comfortably for the rest of their lives, but we all know by now that you stand to make no friends by cucking.
It will be interesting to see what remains of their law firm in a year.
The people that make up the bulk of the Dissident Right today tend to be those who couldn’t afford being doxed and losing their jobs or place in their university. This is a partial motivation for these spheres’ emphasis on anonymity. So why is it that the people who stand to lose everything are the ones willing to take that risk, and those that could (seemingly) afford a sharp disruption to their cash flows do not? There is ultimately no real excuse for this, unless we naively presume that the lily-white suburban dwellers and investment company managers of the world come home at 6:00 PM and sign in to their Twitter account @KasDegikes931488 to relax after a long day.
We stand to gain nothing from attempting to appeal to the interests of people that view our ends as unfortunate disruptions to their otherwise idyllic existences. We stand to gain everything from mocking them, especially when the jig is up and the best they can do is go full Siege Karen on their manicured lawns. The restless public is not looking for a political bloc that can broker alliances with those running the same institutions that they do not trust. They are looking for the political bloc that calls these people what they are: useless and pathetic.
The New Right is not “new” in the grand scheme of things. We have been relevant long enough that if big money saw anything of interest in us, they would have bankrolled us by now. They haven’t, and it’s increasingly unlikely that they will. My tune on this subject could, quite frankly, be changed very easily if I saw evidence to the contrary.
The single best thing that could happen for white interests right now is for the elites to get scared and realize they no longer have anywhere to run to. Perhaps then they’ll consider putting gates up around a country instead of a neighborhood. A teasing of this occurred on the greenways of Saint Louis this week. Let’s not do anything to assuage their fears.
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am i frightened? only for one of my kids who can’t ‘carry’ at work. at least she wears a blade, and it quite adept w/its use.
Who cares that the McCloskeys are wealthy? Who cares that they are attorneys who are apparently average liberals? They are WHITE, and a horde threatened to murder them, murder their pets, and burn their beautiful home down. There is nothing “laughable” about the incident at all. These are Americans who stood up for themselves when the gate literally came crashing down. Their milquetoast statement is a shame, but this doesn’t change the inspiring fact that they stood up for themselves. There is absolutely nothing to “mock” about it.
I agree. The McCloskeys are heroic whites.
You must have low standards for heroic behavior.
The McCloskeys apparently support BLM and according to their own testimony on Tucker Carlson have litigated on behalf of many black clients against the police in the St. Louis area. Perhaps the McCloskeys’ black clients had legitimate claims. If they did I’m glad they won judgments but the field of civil rights litigation is rife with fraud and is used as a club against white interests generally. Big business such as Wendy’s, Target, etc. has caved in to the BLM mob even after suffering arson from them because of the threats of civil rights legislation from the likes of the McCloskeys which is much more costly than a burned store.
” . . . The couple are lawyers who have routinely worked on civil rights cases and are supportive of the Black Lives Matter message and peaceful protesting, Watkins (the McCloskeys lawyer) said. . . .”
Not only are the McCloskeys rich white people profiting from the disintegration of the country through their law practice but they are hypocrites by proclaiming the good work they do for the diversity crowd but then are shocked when the diversity comes to visit, locked gate or not. Whites like them are the functionaries who keep the rotten system going for the profits they accrue, everyone else be damned. If the McCloskeys of the world were to stop their work the system would crash immediately. BLM paying them a visit was a little bit of justice.
There’s nothing worse than hypocrites who contradict themselves. People who stand for nothing fall for anything.
I agree. I won’t give a damn about them if they won’t give a damn about people like me. Therefore, when their friends start getting unruly, they can go look out for themselves. Also I’d like to add that if they still support BLM, then they haven’t learned a thing.
Setting aside the groveling, the McCloskey deserve our respect. That mansion they were trying to defend, it’s a remnant of a time when Americans were civilizing this land. The building is an ostentatious example of European architecture transplanted to America.
They bought the mansion thirty years ago and have financed its reconstruction. There are worse things to spend money on.
Thanks for pointing that out. Sailer’s article has a link to a description of their house and the work they put into it.
People who preserve our heritage deserve our respect.
Imagine the difference there would be in this country politically if there was an expectation that legal representation should be based on race, ie, white attorneys only allowed to defend whites and black attorneys only allowed to defend blacks. (Kind of like this idea that black communities should only be policed by blacks).
If attorneys could only lobby for or represent people of their own racial kin, the entire system would be flipped on its head.
As far as this attorney couple goes, I’ve got very split opinions on them. I definitely see the “white people defending their property” angle, and that’s important, but the fact that their immense wealth was probably accrued by representing blacks in civil rights cases, most assuredly at the expense of whites, partially negates the sympathy I have.
Well, perhaps BLM and Antifa will come back to the property to set up a CHAZ or a CHOP. I certainly hope they throw around a lot of red paint.
The McCloskeys got rich doing heavy lifting in the destruction of western civilization. When the country goes left-wing, they’ll be among the first looking for an angle to profit even further.
When the mob comes back, the McCloskeys will wail, “But we’re good whites! We’re on your side!” Let the mob have the McCloskeys. Let the mob have their home bought with blood money.
“When shit hits the fan, these people run away.”
Indeed, now in it’s third generation.
Long dead whites ran out of Detroit after the 1967 riots, and what they ran from caught up to their grand kids. Now Saginaw and Flint aren’t safe either. The Upper Peninsula? Holding on. But I have no doubt they’ll find some way of enclaving enrichers up there soon enough.
It’s okay to blame these people. When “yuppie” became a word of abuse in the early Reagan years, this was the precise reason: They were running away, leaving legions of downsized blue collar workers to rot.
Christ said “the poor you always have with you” which might be true. But our hit-and-run fellow whites seem even more tenacious; they run but won’t just die. Had they at least helped their fellow European-Americans with their skill and resources, we might not be in the mess we’re in.
They are of us but not with us. Dead weight and getting heavier.
There is something very weird about these people. I’m a lawyer of many years and neither I nor any other lawyer I know would have behaved the way they did. They were not acting in defense of anything. They left the safety of their home and went out to challenge the mob. Yes the mob is trespassing, but you can’t shoot people for trespassing and the mob knows it and lawyers sure as hell know it.
Also the way they handle guns is very strange. I’ve never seen anyone handle an AR15 like he’s holding it. He seems very unfamiliar and inexperienced with it. There’s something very weird about the entire thing. Like it’s staged. Every lawyer I know would stay inside his/her house and not go out and brandish guns at a mob. Brandishing guns is pointless because the mob knows they’re not going to shoot. Now they’re looking at potential criminal prosecution for “brandishing.” Very stupid in my view.
You seek the safety of your abode and if they break in, then you brandish and shoot if they keep coming. Every lawyer knows that. It’s plausible to plead self defense if a mob has broken in. It’s not plausible to assert self defense against trespassers. Any experienced lawyer would know this. Any experienced lawyer would know how to “set the stage” for a plausible self defense allegation and they have done just the opposite.
There’s something wrong with these people and with this incident. I think we’re being played.
Siege Karen is now my ideology.
Having lived for several years in the Central West End of St Louis, I will point out that Portland Place is just to the south of Delmar Boulevard, which is about as sharp a color line as you will find in this country. Once you step north of Delmar, the population is about 100% black and extremely violent. It is racially mixed below the line. Portland Place has been private since its inception circa 1900; this is no new-fangled gated community. You might say that it remains gated for very good reasons.
Bakewell’s criticisms of the McCloskeys are well taken. But people like the McCloskeys deserve great credit for helping restore and (quite literally) defend the architectural legacy of St Louis, which few American cities can rival. St Louis boasts three separate neighborhoods of historic mansions, each reflecting the character of a different elite, French, German, WASP. All of these neighborhoods were badly run-down in 1970s and 80s, gentrified over the next decades by talented & courageous Whites (often gays), and are now at-risk of being overwhelmed, once again, by the ever-rising tide of Black crime. In 1950, the population of St Louis was 900,000. Today the city’s population is 320,000, and it is widely considered the most dangerous city in the USA.
Take a look at the city’s historic mansions and ask yourself, Should we just give all of this away?
Near the river, in Lafayette Square and Soulard, just south of downtown, one can find mansions of the city’s original French traders, some dating back to the first half of the 19th century. Examples:
(1) Lafayette Square — https://lafayettesquare.org/four-easy-to-find-architectural-styles-in-lafayette-square/
(2) DeMenil House — https://www.demenil.org/history
Further west, near Tower Grove Park, the German Beer Barons had their own exclusive district, Compton Heights. Examples:
Finally, the WASP elite built their mansions to the east and north of Forest Park. This is where the McCloskeys live. Examples:
(2) https://nextstl.com/2011/11/central-west-end/ — scroll down for photos
In my mind anyone who preserves heritage buildings deserves utmost respect — it’s an enormously expensive and often thankless task.
Sailer posted an article about the incident with a link to a description of the McCloskey’s house and the work they have done on it.
If we’re giving up every European who isn’t a hundred percent loyal to his kin, we’re giving up every European.
Winning is about converting people and attracting those who have money, talent and success to our side. Once things start rolling our way, we need to forgive the vast majority of people who resisted us in the past and give them a clean slate, all but the most incorrigible of our enemies.
Those Europeans who act against our interests are not bad people, they have a bad ideology (or no ideology at all.) If we’re following Kevin MacDonald’s ideas, they might even show exactly those virtues that make Europeans noble and successful, even if they show them in a misguided way.
All the rest is just bitter resentment. And if the “resentful right” ever gains power (but they won’t), they’ll just sow the seeds for generations of conflicts to come.
I hear you on your remarks there….but, I’m not sold on giving people a blank slate….Shitlibs who come crawling to us at the late hour will have to start at the BOTTOM of the hierarchy, whereas in the ZOG world they were at a higher rank. Everything must be earned by merit, service, devotion, and duty. Like you, Erik, I’m not at all for giving up on Europeans. But not all of our people are salvageable. And wealthy Mammon worshippers, especially if they are shitlibs, are not the kinds of people we need if we are to rescue our people and revivify our Folk.
Just because they’re white, doesn’t mean they’re on our side. The McCloskeys are white-apologists who have chosen to side with the enemies of their tribe, which makes them the most dangerous of all of our adversaries, considering the fact that they’re intelligent, successful and wealthy white people. I would much rather our adversaries be Antifa or BLM alone rather than elite whites who can bankroll and help weaponize these groups into well-oiled machines. We have a much better chance of success if people like the McCloskeys would stick with their own kind.
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