Print this post Print this post

The Mailed Fist Cometh

Oscar Benavides

1,045 words

For my friends, anything.
For my enemies, the law.

That epigram is attributed to a fellow named Oscar Benavides. Señor Benavides during the 1930s was the President of a Banana Republic with the official name of Peru. I stumbled across this cynical, but candid stab at a compressed management philosophy recently and concluded that it should be the entirety of Joe Biden’s Inaugural Address later this January. This assumes that his medication has kicked in and he is coherent long enough to get him through the brief recitation and past the oath of office.

Nine, mostly one-syllable words; two short sentences. It will take him five to ten seconds to mumble them out, assuming . . . well, you know — and it’s all he needs to say. Joe would be plagiarizing, but it’s not like he hasn’t done it before. He can always use Hillary Clinton’s most memorable dodge: “What difference at this point does it make?” Yes, “at this point,” I think the rap sheet of the new President should be less concerning to us than his soon-to-be replacement who “casting-couched” her way into politics. If you have been worried about your future, think about what she has planned for her “friends” and “enemies.”

The Benavides badinage is perfect for the Inaugural occasion because it is backward-looking and reflective. Joe has been busy helping his “friends” since before the Eagles released “Witchy Woman” back in 1972. It points to the future that awaits those “deplorables and irredeemables” fingered for retribution back in 2016. Having said all this, it may be necessary for the incoming President to tweak the message slightly. I would suggest:

For my friends, family (especially Hunter), and the systemically oppressed Congressional Black Caucus folks, anything. For my enemies? I don’t need to tell you who they are. My good friends at CNN, the NYT, WaPo, plus Mitt, Jeff, Ben, and some other people whose names I can’t remember have taken excellent care of that part. Where was I? Yes, for my enemies, the law. I’m already getting lots of good suggestions for what should be done to them. No, I mean, how the law is going to make them for us less deplorable. Or else! Thank you, and God bless . . . you know, the thing.

You can buy Greg Johnson’s White Identity Politics here.

I understand. This is a lot longer than the original, but I think he can still slog his way through it and get back home in time for his afternoon nap.

Post-inauguration, the recovery of “our democracy” from the usurpation of The Donald will rely on the Benavides-Biden doctrine of governance — “The Mailed Fist Cometh.”

Those of you deplorables and irredeemables out there probably thought that you were already experiencing the mailed fist for the last several years. That’s understandable. With the Covid-19 lockdowns, systemic racism at the top of the agenda, statues of evil white guys being torn down, and Antifa and BLM rioting and burning down parts of the big cities, you must be wondering how much more “mailed fist” can it get?

I have news: This has been the velvet glove treatment from the political establishment for some time. The mailed fist is on the way. Here is what it is going to look like.

Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables, irredeemables” comment signaled what was coming. But we often forget the sheer nastiness of this slur in how she finished it: “thankfully, they are not America.” Donald Trump was the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dike. But he and his finger are gone now. The dike has crumbled, and the Democrat sea has flooded in with the Republican leadership scrambling into their lifeboats still blabbering away about “racism.” The Democrats, on record as regarding millions of Trump voters as “not America,” will now have few obstacles to “systemically” removing us from America. Remember, we are “irredeemable.” Think back over the last hundred years or so about what happens to “irredeemables” when the virtuous ones get put in charge of them, starting with Lenin. Lots of specifics are for perusal in the Black Book of Communism.

Our purge has been underway even under the little Dutch boy. Our cultural heritage is under assault: statues and monuments demolished; buildings, schools, streets, institutions renamed; meaningful symbols and traditions stripped away. Our children are taught to think of themselves as hopeless bigots. The blue-collar, white working class has been economically devastated and utterly demoralized by the Covid-19 lockdowns. The Orwellian “we’re all in this together” propaganda mockingly flies in the face of the massive wealth transfer to the elites (Wall Street, Big Tech, Big Pharma), now feasting on the miseries of the folks out in flyover country, raining down their contempt on them for complaining about it.

Trump and his supporters have routinely been cast as Nazis; Donald, of course, as Hitler. (Google “Trump and Hitler.”) The establishment has a 21st-century program of “denazification” in mind for us, and they intend for nothing of our white European heritage to remain when they are done. Hate speech laws will silence us. The law will be selectively applied by the courts, making resistance to the pillaging revenge-agenda of BLM a criminal act. Floods from the needy Third World will pour in, furthering the goal of dispossession and immiseration. Our resistance to them will be further evidence for the denazifiers of our bigotry and a doubling down on the repression of freedom of association and expression will follow. Gun confiscation will complete the stripping away of our last remnants of independence.

So little time; so many to blame. I suggest that we focus on the Republican establishment: its treachery, cowardice, and venality.

Jim Goad said “only the jokes will get better.” Let’s look at the Republicans. There will be lots of jokes to come.

You can find Stephen Paul Foster’s newly published novel here.

If you want to support Counter-Currents, please send us a donation by going to our Entropy page and selecting “send paid chat.” Entropy allows you to donate any amount from $3 and up. All comments will be read and discussed in the next episode of Counter-Currents Radio, which airs every weekend on DLive.

Don’t forget to sign up for the twice-monthly email Counter-Currents Newsletter for exclusive content, offers, and news.



  1. SRP
    Posted January 7, 2021 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Conditions must get worse before they can possibly get better. Because pain is also the cure.

  2. Alexandra O.
    Posted January 7, 2021 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Keisha Lance Bottoms? Are you kidding me? I thought, well, it’s only Goad being Goad, giving us a joke. But no, I looked it up — it’s real! How could anyone ever think of living with a name like that! I’m not a feminist, but this is one time I would demand to keep my maiden name. Oh, well, I guess she is just trying to be ‘memorable’. She’s succeeded. Good grief.

    And now, I guess ‘irredeemable’ has been appended to ‘deplorable’, to create the two descriptive adjectives that will follow all Whites through life from now on. I’m thinking of creating a T-shirt, so we remember our place, as we pass POCs on the sidewalk. Any artist out there who could create the graphics?

    • Alexandra O.
      Posted January 7, 2021 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

      Whoops — my comment above goes with Goad’s article on ‘The Night the Whites Lost Clout in Georgia’. My brain’s a little fuzzy after all the self-righteous turmoil on TV about the ‘riots’ in WDC.

  3. Lord Shang
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    One is mightily tempted to ask the author, “What did you do, except complain on the internet?”

    I repost a lengthy recent comment, relevant again here (and probably everywhere and for all time):

    I thought the internet would be The Great Redpilling Tool. Events have proven me wrong. Most whites are simply genetically determined racial losers (and the evolutionary price for being a loser is extinction for your genome, perhaps also enslavement and early demise for you). I was always awakened, but I dramatically honed my correct instincts by means of searching out white nationalist and race realist academic literature. I did this across the 1980s, when it was much much harder to access prowhite materials. IOWs, I cared enough and was intellectually curious enough to seek out truth. Today, truth is (for the moment) vastly more accessible. Just visit CC or AR! But only a slightly larger number care to.

    Conclusion? Whites as a race are losers. We are also an evolutionary dead-end. I ask every white preservationist a question. Are you serious, really SERIOUS, about saving our race? I mean, is this game or an excuse to vent or an in-club to you, or a sacred cause? Because if the latter, then you have to be utterly non-utopian about what we face, not just in terms of the War on Whites and the global demographic shift (a Third World population explosion brought about by white long-term idiocy, the indiscriminate, pathologically altruistic sharing of our technologies and therapeutics and even food supplies with our racial competition cum enemies), which is what is ultimately driving nonwhite power, but our own race’s inadequacies. Why aren’t more whites Awakened by now? The outrages and hypocrisies and evidence of the War on Whites just keep piling up, yet growth in white consciousness proceeds at a snail’s pace.

    There are many variables in this narcotizing phenomenon, but behind them all has to be some kind of evolutionary defect in our race itself. The proof of this is the widely shared behavior of whites everywhere when faced with similar integrationist and miscegenationist moral propaganda. I used to think American race cuckery was a (way overdone) function of our history of racial slavery. But why are white Canadians on average even worse? And even if the further excuse is proffered that Canadians have their own First Nations issues, what is the excuse for racial sniveling among Scandinavians, who had no First Nations (except maybe the white Lapplanders), and never enslaved other races, or practiced colonialism in the modern era? And yet Swedes find morally resonant the same multicultural propaganda as white Americans. How could this be possible, except as evidence of racial-familial resemblance? Clearly, a large proportion of whites are race-abnegators by their very genetically-inscribed natures. A possibly still larger number are easily persuadable by antiracist moral arguments, even if the result of instantiating the implications of those arguments is to remove the conditions for white perpetuity, thereby inexorably leading the race down the observable path to extinction.

    Prowhites must take our race’s weakness into account. If we wish our people to live, white nationalist film reviews, novel reviews, gamer ‘culture’, etc, while interesting and fun, aren’t going to get us there. It is time to coalesce around the idea that the ONLY way our race will be preserved is via personal white preservationist ingathering (along with white family formation and proper child rearing, obviously) into future defensible, racially “secessionable” territory, and concurrent racial awakening work in parallel with pushing the goal of eventual political sovereignty. Most whites are useless, and their genomes will eventually go racially extinct. That is only a matter of time. Our task is to save the remnant, which can only be effectuated by segregating the saved from the unsaveable, and then eventually acquiring sovereign physical territory, and the means to defend it in perpetuity.

    • Jud Jackson
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 3:50 am | Permalink

      Yes, I had the same idea as you about the internet being a great red-pilling tool.

      Many years ago I read a book by George Gilder called “Microcosm”. It was published in 1987 and I probably read it in 1988 just as Communism in Russia and Eastern Europe was starting to come to an end. The book concerns the tech revolution and how that was aiding the anti-Communist effort. I can remember Gilder saying that a fax machine in say Poland could be a newspaper and bring in all the news from the West. I was really excited and optimistic and looked forward to the future development of technology. Now, it is all so depressing. Facebook, Twittter, the de-platforming. Technology seems to be the enemy.

    • Ray Caruso
      Posted January 10, 2021 at 2:48 am | Permalink

      The problem, in my view, is that Whites in so-called Western countries (although not in Eastern Europe to the same degree) are indoctrinated with egalitarian ideology, whose tenets are “democracy” and the value of “diversity”, and secondarily feminism, homosexualism, and transgenderism. It’s hard for the average person to resist indoctrination because the country most representative of those tenets is presented as the ultimate example of success. That country is, of course, the United States. That’s why the coming downfall of the US is the best possible thing that could happen to the White race worldwide. Just like the downfall of the Soviet Union disempowered and demoralized communists around the globe, the end of the US as a superpower (and hopefully even as a political entity) will have the same effect on egalitarians. Once the land of “democracy” and “diversity” becomes a sad cautionary tale, egalitarianism will be doomed.

  4. spin gerahat
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    Its not going to be possible to govern 70 million people who believe the government illegitimate.
    Despite what many talking heads say, American patriots will not comply period.
    The patriots that were the tip of the spear yesterday only have to ask & they will receive.
    One day every city and town will have a street and school named Ashle Babbitt.

  5. Grey Wolf
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    That epigram is attributed to a fellow named Oscar Benavides.

    Those words were attributed to many politicians indeed. To Mussolini, for example.

    • Captain John Charity Spring MA
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 9:00 am | Permalink

      La Raza use it too.

  6. Vauquelin
    Posted January 9, 2021 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    The speech will be about healing and coming together. By destroying the right, obviously.

  7. Ray Caruso
    Posted January 10, 2021 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    The quote attributed to him inspired to me read up on Óscar Benavides. Regardless of whether he actually said, “For my friends, anything; for my enemies, the law,” (and there is no actual evidence that he did), he was a far more decent and sensible individual than the people running the US today. A genuinely brave military officer, he was ordered to lead a precarious expedition through the Amazon jungle in order to eject Peru’s Colombian foes from some disputed territory. Despite terrible hardships, he emerged victorious and was proclaimed a national hero. After a distinguished career as a senior military officer and diplomat, Benavides led a military coup against a president who intended to impose a leftist dictatorship. However, he voluntarily relinquished power to a duly elected president 18 months later. Nearly two decades later, he again rose to the presidency after the assassination of the incumbent and again relinquished power voluntarily at the end of his term. There is a consensus among Peruvian historians that Benavides was an effective and benevolent president, achieving much in terms of economic development, infrastructure improvements, and legal and social reforms. The US should be so lucky as to have a president as able and patriotic as Óscar Benavides!

    • DissesMyIsland
      Posted January 11, 2021 at 8:02 am | Permalink

      Thank you for taking the time to look that up and share it with us. It’s heartening to hear about the lives, bravery and accomplishments of great men.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared.
Comments are moderated. If you don't see your comment, please be patient. If approved, it will appear here soon. Do not post your comment a second time.
Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Our Titles

    White Identity Politics

    The World in Flames

    The White Nationalist Manifesto

    From Plato to Postmodernism

    The Gizmo

    Return of the Son of Trevor Lynch's CENSORED Guide to the Movies

    Toward a New Nationalism

    The Smut Book

    The Alternative Right

    My Nationalist Pony

    Dark Right: Batman Viewed From the Right

    The Philatelist

    Novel Folklore

    Confessions of an Anti-Feminist

    East and West

    Though We Be Dead, Yet Our Day Will Come

    White Like You

    The Homo and the Negro, Second Edition

    Numinous Machines

    Venus and Her Thugs


    North American New Right, vol. 2

    You Asked For It

    More Artists of the Right

    Extremists: Studies in Metapolitics


    The Importance of James Bond

    In Defense of Prejudice

    Confessions of a Reluctant Hater (2nd ed.)

    The Hypocrisies of Heaven

    Waking Up from the American Dream

    Green Nazis in Space!

    Truth, Justice, and a Nice White Country

    Heidegger in Chicago

    The End of an Era

    Sexual Utopia in Power

    What is a Rune? & Other Essays

    Son of Trevor Lynch's White Nationalist Guide to the Movies

    The Lightning & the Sun

    The Eldritch Evola

    Western Civilization Bites Back

    New Right vs. Old Right

    Lost Violent Souls

    Journey Late at Night: Poems and Translations

    The Non-Hindu Indians & Indian Unity

    Baader Meinhof ceramic pistol, Charles Kraaft 2013

    Jonathan Bowden as Dirty Harry

    The Lost Philosopher, Second Expanded Edition

    Trevor Lynch's A White Nationalist Guide to the Movies

    And Time Rolls On

    The Homo & the Negro

    Artists of the Right

    North American New Right, Vol. 1

    Some Thoughts on Hitler

    Tikkun Olam and Other Poems

    Under the Nihil

    Summoning the Gods

    Hold Back This Day

    The Columbine Pilgrim

    Confessions of a Reluctant Hater

    Taking Our Own Side

    Toward the White Republic

    Distributed Titles


    The Node

    The New Austerities

    Morning Crafts

    The Passing of a Profit & Other Forgotten Stories

    Gold in the Furnace