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Rock Bottom Blackpills

Charles Le Brun, The Suicide of Cato of Utica, 1646.

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So, in fact, this is not a humiliating defeat at all, but a rare species of victory. 

— Cato the Younger, blackpiller. 

In this amazing modern world that we’ve built for ourselves, the shower is the only place we’re not surrounded by electronics, at least for now.

That’s exactly where I was when Dementia Joe was sworn in as president of America. So, I missed it. But I did not miss the fallout. Many plan-trusters, Q-believers, and Trump loyalists are now becoming, in their own words, blackpilled — they’ve surrendered to despair. They’re now descending into the depression of the defeated. I heard once in a Jordan Peterson lecture that depression is neurochemically indistinguishable from being at the bottom of the social hierarchy. That’s a pretty good descriptor of the position of American young white men, especially if they’re conservative. Whites of both genders and all ages are going to feel the sting of being the lowest. It’s okay to blackpill now. All is lost. 

You’ll hear very good arguments to the contrary. They’ll probably come from this very website, from me, from men much smarter and more experienced than me. They’ll probably be sound. They may even be correct; even true. But for the time being, let’s not kid ourselves. This is rock bottom. Let the blackpill flow through you. 

It feels like a shock because it’s the first time you’ve felt defeated in a long time. Somebody sold you a bill of goods: that you and your side are winning. I won’t tell you that you weren’t winning, only that your victories were merely symbolic and morale-boosting rather than effective. That’s okay, I get it. I like winning too. You’re used to hearing that people like me are born losers who’ve grown to love losing. I can’t speak for other chronic blackpill users, but personally, I played and still play competitive sports. I’m quite good at a few of them, so I’m no stranger to winning. It feels much better than losing. But you’ve lost now. Much like the millennial snowflakes of memetic yore, you were used to never losing. But now you lost, Bobby, you lost and now you are a loser, Bobby. But it’s ok. 

Someone sold you a bill of goods: that winners win and losers lose, that winning gives you legitimacy and that losing denies you legitimacy. It’s not even false. As we all know, Might makes Right. There’s even a book, written by someone calling himself Ragnar Redbeard. Defeat, however, is an inevitability under conditions of uncertainty. Given enough time and uncertainty, basing your legitimacy and self-respect on victory makes you fragile to defeat. Somebody made you deadly afraid of losing because to lose meant to become a loser. Every day I’d see “a much-needed whitepill” being promoted on Twitter or YouTube. You were addicted to victory, so you were popping these whitepills like crazy. But now they’ve lost their effect and there are no whitepills to be found. I hope you like them apples, Bobby, because, and I will reiterate, you are a loser now. 

I don’t blame you for being like this. I am like this too. I hate losing. Between you and me, friend, I too had a period of cautiously believing in Q, specifically between September and November of 2018. It quickly became apparent to me that this narrative was bullshit, but I allowed myself to hope for deus ex machina for about a month and a half. It was because I’d come down from a grand victory to a humiliating defeat in the space of about three weeks and got a little nutty. But hey, the shock got me to quit smoking and take up hiking, so it wasn’t all bad. You’re gonna start thinking in the direction of “no political solution” and start gearing for war. It’ll pass, though. You’ll desperately look for whitepills and even fall into some confidence tricks (or worse, counterintelligence stings) that hinge on you believing that an authority figure or a network of dissidents is organizing to strike back at the enemy. Their public destruction will demoralize you or maybe even taint you with the appearance of criminality. But that will also pass. 

You’ve been defeated in the field of political battle. This stings. You are now powerless and you know it, whereas previously you were powerless without knowing it. This stings even worse. You now cannot resist the enemy in an organized fashion. You are now at the bottom of the social hierarchy and your existence will be merely tolerated, if even that, by the powers that be. But you’re not dead and you haven’t gone insane. And that is sometimes good enough. 

Did I say you haven’t gone insane? I could be wrong. The first dose of the blackpill is pretty intense and right now, you’re mainlining all of the blackpills at once. Every dose of disappointment that I took since Trump bombed Syria all those years ago in 2017, when I stress-ate two hamburgers on my lunch break to cope with the sense of betrayal, you’re now getting all at once. Trump cucked, which means he was probably always a cuck, or dishonest, or incompetent, or poorly-advised or. . . and now you’re going back in time and remembering all the times you gave him the benefit of the doubt and called men like me depressed, Antifa, shills, feds, blackpillers and all sorts of delightful names. Hey, I gave as good as I took. You called me a shill, I called you a MAGApede. We’re even. But my offer of friendship and peace won’t make the sting of betrayal go away. If you’re lucky, you’ll stress-eat and maybe stupefy yourself with your liquor of choice. Others will give in to despair in all the wrong ways. It won’t be easy. Not only will you have to detox from the whitepills, but you’ll also have to inure yourself to the blackpills. Believe me, friend, you’ll be having nothing but blackpills for the foreseeable future. 

I usually wash them down with whiskey. 

For the past few years, you’ve walked around with your chest puffed out, convinced that you were a winner. You strutted around calling people losers. This made you fragile to losing and now you’ve lost. People will now mock you for being a loser. Not only the Left, but people like me will mock you for being a loser. While I do not condone such behavior, do try to understand it. Your ideology itself will be mocked. For years, the only valid criticism — the Trump card, if you will — the civic nationalists, conservatives, alt-lite, neoreactionaries, and allied camps could level against the racialist Right was that our thing lost, was losing, and is doomed to perpetual losing, or more crudely, that we’re losers. 

Well, now you’re on Team Loser too.

You’re probably reading this on Counter-Currents.com, but are hopefully a newcomer, freshly outraged by the inauguration of the pretender Biden. You may have heard of us as racists. This is not just a Leftist slur. Inasmuch as people can correspond to a Trotskyite propaganda term, yes, we are racists. This doesn’t mean we hate non-white people. It means we are not blind to differences between the races and not closed to decision-making influenced by knowledge of such differences. We are also anti-Semites, in the sense that we are aware of Jews as racially distinct from Europeans and uniquely hostile to European interests and not closed to decision-making influenced by such knowledge. This doesn’t mean we hate Jews. 

You’ve probably heard that only people who have no accomplishments to their names — losers — identify with their race and use it as an organizing principle in politics. First of all, this is false. The readers and contributors to this and allied organizations, to my knowledge, are highly accomplished individuals and any lack of accomplishment may be attributed to systemic opprobrium towards race-aware thinkers. But more importantly, you may notice that we’re the only camp that seems at least psychologically unperturbed (or less so) by the recent travesties. This is because race is something you can’t lose. 

You can buy Greg Johnson’s Here’s the Thing here.

Remember when I told you that you made a mistake by basing your identity on victory? Victory can be taken away from you. You base your identity on your accomplishments. That can also be taken away from you. Your career, your house, all can be taken from you. Your family? It can be very easily taken away. Perhaps you’ve already lost it. Did you hear about all the children who reported their parents and relatives who entered the Capitol building to the FBI? The education and media rackets have been brainwashing your children and relatives nonstop. Why do you assume you haven’t lost them already? You don’t want to believe it. I understand. I didn’t want to believe it either. But guess what, even your grandma will disavow you, given enough brainwashing and social pressure. Wounds like that never heal. 

Some will respond that it doesn’t have to be race and ethnicity, that the central pillar of our identity can be faith, as the enemy can never take our faith away from us, but this is a false comfort. God, alas, doesn’t control the churches. A majority of churches have fallen to the enemy. You can always, of course, try to worship God without an intermediary, but that has rarely resulted in good outcomes. Maybe it’s just my stuffy old-world Orthodox sensibilities, but a “personal relationship” with God sounds just one step removed from bog-standard “spiritual but not religious” white girl voodoo. Add to that the fact that you’re probably not Job and that an overdose of blackpills can take away even your faith, leaving you with just the undeniable facts of your biology. 

This will be tough for you to accept, but your whiteness is probably the only thing that the enemy, or indeed any enemy, even an all-powerful one, cannot take away from you. Not even white liberals and traitors can get away from their race. No matter how much he cucks to the bioleninist coalition, Joe Biden will never unwhite himself. So, there you have it. We are white people. Thence comes our right to be, our legitimacy, chiefly to ourselves. Our ancestors bequeathed this world to us. It is our patrimony. You will not replace us. It sounds very simple. Too simple to be true, in fact. Someone sold you a bill of goods that solutions to complex problems have to be complex. But I wouldn’t be a son of Alexander if I did not mention his own, stupefyingly simple complexity-elimination protocol

I don’t expect you to become a racialist overnight. I don’t expect you to take in the entire program at once. There’s a big ole back catalog of philosophy and analysis to racialist thought. It’s a long and hard slog to read just the Jeelvy opus on Counter-Currents. You might want to start with The White Nationalist Manifesto or White Identity Politics, both by our illustrious editor, Dr. Greg Johnson. They’re both very accessible texts. But before you make any more purchases, let’s address something I’ve repeated several times in this essay. Somebody sold you a bill of goods. And you bought it. 

I’m no stranger to the purchase of shoddy goods. If I am ever king, the punishment for the sale of shoddy goods will be some gruesome, cruel, and as-of-yet uninvented method of execution. But even so, fault for the purchase of shoddy goods can never lie exclusively with the purveyor of such goods. As always, caveat emptor. You were sold a bill of goods and you bought them. You bought them because the deal was too good to be true. I get it. But you also bought those shoddy goods because of informational asymmetry between yourself and the vendor and that was due to your shoddy interpretational framework. 

Your interpretational framework is the mental construct you use to interpret facts and integrate them into a narrative that your mind can process and position you in relation to said interpreted facts. Human beings cannot process raw facts or decontextualized things, so we filter facts through interpretational frameworks. Not a single one of them is 100% accurate for reasons as convoluted as they are simple. I’ve mentioned in a previous article that we don’t use the t-word (truth) around here. That’s not entirely true, but might as well be. Our interpretative frameworks are either functional or not. Jordan Peterson would call the functioning ones “darwinistically true.” You don’t have to be a Heideggerian scholar to understand that the functional frameworks are the ones that account for the obscured part of reality (Heidegger’s Dickung, the thick of the woods), without necessarily demanding knowledge of what lies in there. The world is the way it is, a very complex equation that also has to solve for the unknown (and unknowable) unknowns. Your old interpretational framework led you to keep purchasing shoddy goods until you were in a house full of crap you never should have purchased in hindsight. Take Parler, for example. Many Trump supporters signed up for Parler and subsequently had their data leaked when Antifa hackers pillaged Parler’s slap-dash data stores. Who escaped this fate? Antisemites who shunned Parler because of its Jewish owners. Even if not all Jews are evil (and they’re probably not), behaving as if they are and shunning Jews as allies and business partners is darwinistically true, or at least functional insofar as it protects the antisemite from Jewish malfeasance. 

You may want to read this article. But briefly, the US government is not a single entity, but broadly divided into two halves, the Blue Empire and the Red Empire. This is the classic neoreactionary view of the US government, as elucidated by Mencius Moldbug, and for what it’s worth, I think it’s true. The Red Empire is the Pentagon, the NSA, the Chamber of Commerce, the Military-Industrial complex, and some of Wall Street, vs. the Blue Empire, which is the US State Department, the CIA, the universities, media, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, most of Wall Street, and a little bit of everything else. In the linked article, I am making fun of the QAnon narrative, but the core takeaway should be that the Red Empire, which I’ve subsequently named Team Mammon to underscore their evil nature, are not the good guys. These people are not on your side, will not protect your interests, do not mind replacement immigration, dissolution of the family, or globalization. But if you’re reading this as a freshly disappointed Trump voter, new to the blackpill, you probably believed them to be the good guys. That’s ok. 

The Q narrative is easy and fun to mock, chiefly because it’s so convoluted and evocative of millenarian frenzies, but it’s far from the only one relying on the goodness of the Team Mammon. Many such narratives existed, all of them hinging on trusting Trump, the Red Empire, and some sort of plan. Semiogogue, one of the brightest people in the Dissident Right, put his trust in such a plan, and has unfortunately been forced to consume corvids for sustenance. Charlemagne, the neoreactionary YouTuber, has put his trust in some sort of plan, even though he is one of the few neoreactionary skeptics of the Red Empire. Bronze Age Pervert exhorted his followers to “defend the lion,” and kept his trust in Trump until the very last. Nick Fuentes jumped off the Trump bandwagon earlier than most, but he was a plan-truster for a long time, mostly appealing to the lack of a serious political alternative to Trump. Even Jim Donald, who may be the third-most-eminent neoreactionary thinker behind Mencius Moldbug and Nick Land, trusted some sort of plan, or at least Trump’s instincts. They all assumed that the Red Empire, Team Mammon, were not enemies of the people and enemies of Trump. They all assumed that Donald Trump had the courage and the wherewithal to effectively fight the enemy. 

The first step towards constructing a functioning interpretational framework is demolishing the old one. When I decided to become a political activist in November 2018, I entered the space of Macedonian dissident politics believing that there was already an organization that needed young men like me to be foot soldiers. What I encountered was a labyrinthine dumpster fire of grifters and counterintelligence operators. Together with a band of allies, we are still trying to clear away this web of lies and deception so we can begin to construct a functional interpretative framework. So must you begin by unlearning everything you thought you knew about the inner workings of the American government. Most of you are probably angry with the GOP and wouldn’t piss on it if it were on fire. This is a good start. Next step: OUR BEAUTIFUL MILITARY are not your friends. They’re just as much part of the hated federal bureaucracies, just as globalist, just as anti-white, just as anti-male and anti-family. You hate socialism. Good. This doesn’t mean that you should like large corporations, nor does it mean that the state exercising sovereignty over economic actors is socialism. You’ve been sold a bill of goods by snakes such as Ben Shapiro, Steven Crowder, and Dennis Prager. They purvey shoddy goods and should be punished for it, but you bought these goods. You wanted to believe that you were fighting socialists, just like Reagan, because you were reluctant to let go of the romantic figure of the Gipper. That’s okay. He was a winner. So was Trump. People like winners. But we must move past that now. 

You’re gonna have to learn how to act without the dopamine of the constant whitepills pulsing through you. You’re gonna have to learn to act while the blackpill burns through your throat and turns your arms and legs into lead. You will have to come to grips with the fact that you were lied to and that you’ve painted yourself into a corner where the only way out is through. You might have to break bread with racists and antisemites just to survive. You might have to come to terms with the overwhelming might of the enemy. For the first time in years, you will have to come to terms with just how bad things are and just how evil the United States government is. It’s not just them. The whole world is ruled by evil men. It will not be easy. You will feel like hammered shit. Getting out of bed will become a chore. There’s no going back to fantasyland. There’s no normal now. And yet, now that you’ve hit rock bottom and lost everything, now you are genuinely free. 

The last thing you have to lose is your psychological comfort. You must learn to embrace the blackpill, the suffering, the humiliation, the daily sting of defeat, the depression, the all-permeating knowledge that you’re at the bottom of the social hierarchy, hated, scorned, possibly hunted and jailed. Let go and give in to the suffering. It will be tough and it will take time, but if you can resist despair, you will come out so inured to it that you’ll one day be able to join me at the bar, washing down entire handfuls of blackpills with triple-distilled Irish whiskey. Become robust, even antifragile to defeat, and uncertainty + time (and they’re the same thing) will work for you and against the enemy. 

So, in a sense, your arrival at rock bottom is not a humiliating defeat at all, but the beginning of a rare species of victory. 

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51 Comments

  1. Stephen Phillips
    Posted January 21, 2021 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    “It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything.” -Tyler Durden

    An oldie but a goodie.

  2. Rob Bracks
    Posted January 21, 2021 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    “ your whiteness is probably the only thing that the enemy, or indeed any enemy, even an all-powerful one, cannot take away from you.”

  3. Rob Bracks
    Posted January 21, 2021 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    On the contrary, your “whiteness” is freely given by your enemy. It’s about as real and valuable as your stimulus check. Maybe less so.

  4. Weave
    Posted January 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    I agree with most everything here. It was a well written slap across the face.

    I don’t claim to be worthy to hold Job’s sandals, but my faith (not spirituality or religion) is informing my reaction to swallowing about 100 black pills a day for the past few weeks. I pray that God will protect my beautiful white children. I will personally also do whatever it takes.

    At the base of my guts I am peaceful letting go of putting my hope in Donald Trump or any other person to save this country. The future is so unknowable now that I am forced to stand alone. No more rallies where I smile at people who want what I want. There is an odd freedom in that.

  5. Weave
    Posted January 21, 2021 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    One more thing: when Taki Mag closed down their comments section a couple years ago I was so outraged, I was really upset about it for weeks. I refused to sign up for their asinine paid comments section and only went back to read Goad twice a week. I am very grateful his exit from Taki’s brought me to Counter Currents.

    While I fully expect this wonderful site to be taken from us eventually, I will never again be upset about such a thing. I will say thank you today, though. You guys are great.

    • Josephus Cato
      Posted January 22, 2021 at 4:03 am | Permalink

      I started reading Takimag post paid comments. Was it mostly libertarians posting or did it have it’s share of counter-current type readers? Sad to hear what happened with Goad. Did they end up paying him? I still go on there mostly for David Cole.

      • Weave
        Posted January 22, 2021 at 10:28 am | Permalink

        Takis had the greatest comment section I had ever encountered. Most of us went there for the comments and the articles were secondary. Lots of libertarians, but mostly it was race realists and that’s why they shut us down. We got a stern talking to about mentioning the JQ. And they did it on Easter Sunday. I’m sure they believe themselves to be very clever.

        The writing at Counter Currents is far superior. I would come here every day, comment section or not. The ability to respond and read others responses is just the cherry on top.

      • ia
        Posted January 23, 2021 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

        Commenters at Taki developed a herd=like mendacity. Taki himself wrote an article ridiculing them.

        • Jim Goad
          Posted January 24, 2021 at 4:38 am | Permalink

          If you’re referring to this, that was written by Taki’s daughter: https://www.takimag.com/article/gag_reflex/

          • Stronza
            Posted January 24, 2021 at 10:14 am | Permalink

            And a good reply it was. Things were getting out of hand. Terabytes of childish, enraged insults is what the “comment” section eventually descended to.

            When she gets mad, Miz Taki is a fine writer.

          • ia
            Posted January 27, 2021 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

            Thanks for the link. I hadn’t read it. Taki wrote something to the effect that the commenters should get a life, maybe around the same time.

      • Stigmatized
        Posted January 25, 2021 at 3:49 am | Permalink

        “Tom Davis” from Gateway Pundit comments section?
        I was posting with him over there and he told me Goad moved here from Taki’s….but he still went to Taki’s for David Cole articles.
        Got myself banned there for posting the word “nigga,” and someone reported me.
        Had I known the punishment was going to be so severe I would have gone with proper spelling to justify their bloodlust for keeping kosher PC.

    • Bruno Bucciaratti
      Posted January 22, 2021 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

      Only tangentially related, but the formerly exceptional comment section of The Z Man has taken quite a dive lately.

      It seems that the /ourguys/ stopped posting there in the run-up to the election. Z himself cut Cheeto Hitler a lot more slack than he deserved.

    • Right_On
      Posted January 22, 2021 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

      Does Takimag have a “paid comments section”?

      I suspect that one reason so many sites have stopped allowing comments is that they don’t want to risk lawfare action from our enemies (“hate speech” allegations; boycotts of advertisers) and unless you can afford lots of moderators it might not be a risk worth taking.

  6. Vauquelin
    Posted January 21, 2021 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    The reason Trump felt like such a victory is because whites have had to endure generations of losing.
    Problem is: we like the taste of victory, and we’re looking to get some more.

    • Bobby
      Posted January 22, 2021 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

      I agree with you on that Vauquelin.

  7. Dr ExCathedra
    Posted January 21, 2021 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    After the American electorate, including 40% of White voters, put the execrable half-breed and spiteful mutant Barack Hussein Obama in the White House for a second time in 2012, Gregory Hood wrote A White Nationalist Memo To White Male Republicans.

    https://counter-currents.com/2012/11/a-white-nationalist-memo-to-white-male-republicans/

    I read Mr Jeelvy’s piece as a continuation and intensification of that memorable work.

    Reminds me of a bit of Scripture, which I quote out of context: Wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.

    Hopefully a few more will stop lying to themselves and find the narrow way.

    • Stephen Phillips
      Posted January 21, 2021 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

      I can actually feel the collective IQ of the US decline due to affirmative action and diversity hires. Kinda like a disturbance in The Force, but more annoying and frustrating. Stand by for President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.

  8. sp gp
    Posted January 21, 2021 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    The hour is drawing late for all of us, in more ways than race, and everybody can feel it.

    What has been lost is a certain dedication to truth, a certain way of doing things in which we thought the modern world could be aligned with truth, and move from strength to strength in all areas. The infinitely progressing utopia.

    It’s done, finished. What we now have is lies, simulacram, entertainment, and games. The financial system is a lie, the political system is a lie, the media is a lie, society is a lie, all the way down.

    What exactly are you going to do? How are you going to manage to repatriate 100, 120, 150 million nonwhites and children of recent immigrants? How are you going to resegregate blacks? How are you going to control the big tech and media companies so they don’t just continue to spew out meaningless bs and tv and movies to keep the proles in line?

    It really is over. Best move: move to a town in Europe and enjoy life. Second best move: move to a town in America and enjoy life. Separate yourself.

    • B.L.
      Posted January 21, 2021 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

      The situation in Europe is not much different.

    • spin gerahat
      Posted January 21, 2021 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

      One round at a time.

    • SRP
      Posted January 22, 2021 at 6:52 am | Permalink

      Even I am not that pessimistic…

      One good news is, Trump is in our rear-view mirror. Hopefully he gets convicted and can’t run. And maybe he will throw some of his money in our direction before he finally dies.

      Two good news is, everything that happens will now be on the Left’s watch. Including full-Weimar socio-economic collapse, which is assured by covid + Bidens $15 per hour minimum wage. Recovery begins when the System collapses.

  9. Posted January 21, 2021 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    In many ways, I’m fortunate in being an old “dinosaur” who was taught by his parents how to turn defeat into victory. I never saw Trump as anything more than a focal point for our resistance to the cultural Marxist globalist subversion of American traditional institutions and values. I’ve been fighting this fight since 1992 when twenty years of political and social experience convinced me that both corruption and Marxism were growing exponentially in almost all of our institutions. I’ve watched the “pendulum” swing giving power to the enemies of our Constitution. Now, the American people are finally beginning to wake up and the “pendulum” is swinging in the opposite direction. Opportunities shall soon present themselves that can enable us to win back the ground we have lost during past decades of American slumber. We must not miss them!

    • Bobby
      Posted January 22, 2021 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

      Yes! Agreed.

  10. From the Duat
    Posted January 21, 2021 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know. I am not nearly as personally affected by politics as other people seem to be. I mean, I’m sane and red pilled as much as any of you peeps, but I’m more invested in my own little life game than great cosmic forces outside me.

    It’s really unbelievable. White america voted to give them both houses and the executive. It’s something they all want I guess…

    • spin gerahat
      Posted January 21, 2021 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

      If you live where voting is and has been for a while only mail in, you knew the fix was in.
      The left will now push for mail in only.
      Using, safety and savings as reason to push it through.
      At this point there is no voting a way out.
      Losing is personal death which is inevitable. Far more important than any Individual is death of western civilization.
      Gonna have to make a decision. Slippers or boots, you’re already dead either way.

  11. Tom
    Posted January 21, 2021 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    You’re not defeated until you stop fighting. Take a deep breath, have a drink and fight until you win.

    • Bobby
      Posted January 22, 2021 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

      I’m with you Tom.

  12. Liam Kernaghan
    Posted January 22, 2021 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    Hello Nick,
    Belated Happy New Year To You.
    You say that you became an activist in the movement during November 2018, referring to yourself as being young. If you don’t mind me asking, how old are you?

  13. Alexandra O.
    Posted January 22, 2021 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    The paragraph about your children reporting you to the FBI really hits home — I used to read things like that when I minored in Russian History in college in 1985+, and thought to myself — how horrible for those dear people in lovely old Russia to now.

    Welcome to anyone new, and we hope that this site will be a meeting place for true unity in what is left of the U.S. Having our borders flung wide open, from the Mexican ‘real’ border to the many airports and seaports nationwide, is the most shocking thing of all, since we were only recently on the path to end all that. So, this group we’ve built up over the past 10 years is one of our last, best hopes of having a quiet place to share our ideals in the midst of the storm. Stay tuned, and stay positive. There are still 800 Million, plus or minus, of us, of European Heritage and History, and we ain’t down yet!

  14. New America
    Posted January 22, 2021 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    I think this article is for only certain people, not the long-time or even short-time readers of Counter Currents. Indeed, with the election of Jo Biden, for my own part, my family has become “clarity pilled” as to the pollical situation in the States. As a staunch Trump fan in 2015-2016, I knew that Trump was simply a safety valve for the tyranny of the modern Federal Government. Among other groups, I joined a certain secessionist group in 2015 because I already knew that trying to share a country’s with leftoid people from California was impossible. Indeed, the call for basking in blackpills is, to me, bad for the average person psychological, as it implies that we have experienced victory too many times and need to learn how to lose (so we thus act appropriately). Quite the contrary, we have been losing every decade (it doesn’t mean we haven’t won critical smaller victories in terms of groups arising). Psychologically, I have been basking in too many blackpills. It has affected my anxiety levels from everything that I see on the news and what I see in the newspaper. It has affected my health negatively at every level. But I am improving. This can be countered with action. We don’t need more philosophers and bloggers, although they are essential. Rather, we need local political action. Plain and simple. We just need to act, with the long term goal of seceding from the Federal Government. Among the most perfect places promote this type of rhetoric is the local GOP and become a provider of pro-white thought. When bad things happen, some people will be ready. It is up to those who have callouses to console the weary.

    This article was still well written though, well done Nicholas.

  15. Wilburn Sprayberry
    Posted January 22, 2021 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Good article. Although I prefer “ignominious defeat” to “humiliating” one, because I, personally, don’t feel humiliated. My view: Trump pretty much got what he deserved, & the hurt done to members of his personality cult, varying case by case from comic to tragic, is to be expected – our enemies don’t do “mercy.” But it is such a fall from the heady days from 2015 until 2017 (Charlottesville & its aftermath) – when our movement seemed to be approaching critical mass – that I understand the dismay of many. Still, for perspective, consider a few previous defeats:

    Adrianople, 378. Constantinople, 1453. Richmond, 1865. Berlin, 1945.

    Compared to them, we’ve suffered a gut punch, not a death-blow.

    Suck some air; don’t do anything stupid, & continue on, slowly but surely building a future for your grandchildren.

  16. Alpha2
    Posted January 22, 2021 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Terrific english for a non-native speaker (I’m one too) and one can see you’re quite learned on history and philosophy.

    I don’t know what neoreactionaries you follow, but almost everyone was very suspicious Trump could be actually effective in just 4 years, and has been aware of the reality of the situation all the time.
    Even conservative Matt Walsh, who works for Ben Shapiro, has been very critical of Trump for a long time, and from an “alt-right” perspective, not from a Lincoln project one!

    The only hope I have is that white americans will now definitely stop voting for the GOP.
    Apart from voting for real, non-compromised right-wing parties, white americans (and also europeans) have to start real communities, stand for each other, disengage from pop culture, create their own infrastructures, their own internet (cripto payments, federated social networks (check out Luke Smith’s youtube channel)), their own virtual and real spaces.
    It will be tremendously difficult.

    PS: “Son of Alexander”, good trolling 😀

  17. Bobby
    Posted January 22, 2021 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Some great writing-thanks Nicholas. I especially enjoyed your piece the more I read it.

    One thing that keeps me optimistic, even though I did hit some sad, depressed, and angry moments these past few days, is that we technically, did not lose. Everyone knows that the election was rigged. It can be safely said that it was most likely international interests along with the Dnc, Soros and certain sectors of the government, Dominion software etc…, who carried this theft of our presidential election out. And this is why we now have, as President, the head of a crime family with dementia, which seems to be worsening by the day, who sat in his basement the whole time during the campaign, while his opponent did up to five rally’s a day sometimes drawing as much as 60,000 people, instead of the big, strong, white alpha male Christian who was doing a better job than anyone thought he would be doing and doing it while he was being destroyed by the satanic left every minute, of every hour of his Presidency. And now, the bad movie of the inauguration will continue to be made, along with the sham Presidency, with its wing man the media, all playing, it’s just hanging there on the screen for all to see.

    The 80 plus million who support Donald Trump and many more, especially white Christians, are looking for something, some kind of way to be free of the madness of the left. Secession is one answer and was a big part of the conversation at all three of the Maga marches and rally in D.C. (I did attend all three. Those of us who know about the JQ, who know their evil history and ways, have a great opportunity now. How do we get Jewish supremacy and all its machinations into the national discourse? That’s the question. How? With humor? With starting advocacy groups? How do we get it to all of those people in the country which are most, who just want their country back, in a gentle way? That’s the question and I’m certainly thinking of an answer as I know some here are too.

  18. Vehmgericht
    Posted January 22, 2021 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    I do wish we could dispense with the pharmacological analogy, the ‘pills’ of varied hues and effects. It derives from a rather silly High Concept Hollywood outing and is by now very hackneyed.

    Can’t we think of something more appropriate and original? And if we claim to be the side in possession of the facts, why do we fret over every twist and turn like a character in a Woody Allen movie? Julius Evola would not be impressed.

    By the way, are we certain of the attribution of the quote to Cato the Younger — or is it an invention of the Rome television series’ screenwriters? That noble Roman is reported to have said: cum recte vivis, ne cures verba malorum — when you live righteously, you need not care for the words of evil men. Perhaps that could be our watchword in these difficult times?

  19. GreenEmpire
    Posted January 22, 2021 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    “The Red Empire is the Pentagon, the NSA, the Chamber of Commerce, the Military-Industrial complex, and some of Wall Street, vs. the Blue Empire, which is the US State Department, the CIA, the universities, media, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, most of Wall Street, and a little bit of everything else”

    This is an incredibly wrong and simplistic view of how the Empire works. It is meant to appeal to masculine insecurities (do you want to side with the Manly Military or the Wimpy Diplomats at State?)

    Of course this is the nonsense dreamed up by Curtis Yarvin, a neo-con.

    Also – why is NSA put in the “Red Empire?” They don’t typically kill people. While the CIA is the “Blue Empire” although they actually do kill people?

    Did the people that came up with this division have any actual knowledge of any of these institutions? Did they even bother to crack open the Bamford books?

    I’m guessing no, but it was part of the “Q” narrative that NSA was the “good guys” possibly because of the Israeli angle. It clearly is not anything remotely based on reality.

    It’s an astonishingly bad take.

  20. For the Fairest
    Posted January 22, 2021 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    The Greek concept of Hope, the daemon called Elpis, was not a blessing. She was and is a curse, the last curse, trapped by the mercy of Zeus, in Pandora’s amphora.

    We must accept fate and carry on.

    And, yes, the Taki comments were an unending spring of insight and hilarity. Much missed.

  21. Mike Wallens
    Posted January 23, 2021 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    I thought many on the far right were salivating for Trump to lose. Ann Coulter, Spencer, TRS guys, OD guy and more, were rabid Trump haters in the end. It’s odd though. They had an absurd expectation for Trump. Deport all illegals on day one and all that. He didn’t follow through. In my opinion it all comes down to what he didn’t do or the bill he wouldn’t sign. He would not allow ICE to stand down and he would not sign an amnesty that will re-arrange this country for eternity. That was good enough for me and I would certainly support him over the crop of contenders,even today.

    • Bruno Bucciaratti
      Posted January 24, 2021 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

      Or maybe we just wanted an Oval Office that wasn’t run by Jared?

  22. Paul
    Posted January 23, 2021 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    There is a type of dissident hipsterism in these words. The black pills, Jordan Peterson, Moldbug, ironic despair. What’s missing is a Thaddeus Russell infomercial for thc gummies.

    Listen, this is bullshit. The Matrix is the product of a shemale black magician. Jordan Peterson is a frantic mess strung out on his own intellect, something of a ferret bouncing back and forth between Freud, Jung, and Campbell. Moldbug’s father worked in the Bush I administration and his mother held a diplomatic position in the same, plus he’s half Jew and his wife is a full one.

    Is this the framework we need?

    Play their game. Assent outwardly, stay free mentally. It is a spy game now. Work from within the system in order to destroy it. Embrace hypocrisy, there is no other way.

    • Posted January 24, 2021 at 1:10 am | Permalink

      Y’know, for someone running around calling other people hipsters, you’re remarkably superficial.

      • Paul
        Posted January 24, 2021 at 7:34 am | Permalink

        That hurts, because I’ve always thought of myself as a Deep Thinker.

        In any case, do not give up, you are in the fight. A tragic view of life is the pathway through Hope and Despair.

        We have a duty to ourselves, to our families, to our race, to our countries, and to our ancestors to carry on to the bitter end.

        Consider that you are already dead, and act accordingly.

  23. Sandy
    Posted January 24, 2021 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    A most astute comment in an insightful essay:

    but a “personal relationship” with God sounds just one step removed from bog-standard “spiritual but not religious” white girl voodoo

    Just for your information E. Raymond Capt in his The Stone Kingdom stated that Jesus Christ mentioned kingdom (government) 205 times against salvation which he only referred to 45 times. I can’t imagine which one Jesus regarded as being the more important

  24. need more content
    Posted January 24, 2021 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Question: I rotate between Amren, VDare, and CC on a daily basis. At the risk of sounding like I’m asking to create a list of sites to take down, what other sites am I missing out on? I know there must be a bunch but google is obviously no longer any help. If you don’t think it’s a bad idea to post them, what are some sites that immediately pop into your mind?

    • Posted January 25, 2021 at 2:43 am | Permalink

      I’d add Occidental Observer to that roster. Also worth checking out is the z blog, which gets updated daily (and Z’s stuff is sometimes reposted on counter-currents).

  25. Anon
    Posted January 24, 2021 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Over on /pol/, we’ve had to deal with the “always winning” mentality of Trumpian conservatives for years now as most of them outright refused to develop more hardy and resilient mentalities by exposing themselves to the rest of the board and simply chose to isolate themselves in their own ‘hugbox’ threads instead. Of course, perhaps this was a natural coping mechanism to try to deal with the fact that they had no solid foundation/framework from which they could defend themselves from all the attacks that were being levied against them.
    Hopefully, you’ve driven this important and necessary message deep into the mind of them and any other newcomers who’ve only recently become disillusioned with the delusional party politics they’ve wallowed in for far too long.

    • Stigmatized
      Posted January 25, 2021 at 3:59 am | Permalink

      Qtards are still waiting for godot over there.
      The grifters are still pushing “two more weeks.”
      They are still eating it up.
      Now I know why “Q” was always saying, “these people are stupid”

  26. Old Enough To Be Your Mother
    Posted January 24, 2021 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    This article seems irrelevant if not clueless. Anyone who has been paying the slightest attention to what is happening in this country is well aware that White people have been losing “bigly” for decades.

    • Posted January 25, 2021 at 2:45 am | Permalink

      Indeed. However, many have believed themselves to be winning, often because they won symbolic victories which couldn’t be converted into gains.

  27. WWWM
    Posted January 25, 2021 at 2:31 am | Permalink

    Gold In The Furnace

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