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Year-End Reflections for 2021

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It’s been another trip around the Sun. Since nightfall occurs around 5 PM these days, it is time to sit by the fire and reflect upon the events of the last year while preparing for the next.

On the personal front, my usual New Year’s resolutions were successfully fulfilled. There is less weight, more exercise, increased savings, and more debt paid down. Then there are my thoughts about what I read and wrote on Counter-Currents.

The Best of Last Year

The top ten Counter Currents articles, in my very humble view, are:

8. Allegheny Uprising [2]: Great article. Keep the guns out of the hands of the Indians. The Second Amendment only applies to whites.

7. Living Next Door [3] . . .: Travis LeBlanc is really an excellent humorist.

6. “Let Him Stand”: Shades of Virginia & General Lee: [4] Kathryn S. is a very interesting writer — both Gothic and spiritual.

5. The Great White Hunter [5]: Charts, graphs, and maps. Great data visualization.

4. The Rocky Horror Picture Show as Reactionary Morality Tale [6]: Yes, come to think of it, this movie’s true theme is that sexually reckless behavior has terrible consequences.

3. Journey to Nowhere: Jim Jones, Ur-Antifa [7]: The mass-suicide that was the Peoples Temple is how “civil rights” ends. Reverend Jones was a fraud, his supporters misread data, and he was supported by mainstream Leftists and the media until it was too late.

2. The Congress Has No Clothes [8]: John Morgan provided the best explanation of the meaning of January 6th.

1. When Your Child Dies for a Cause [9]: Outstanding. Emotionally powerful.

Yes, that is only eight articles, and I said ten. I couldn’t decide on the last two. The writers on Counter-Currents are so excellent that it is best left for the reader to decide which ones should be nine and ten.

I feel that my articles from 2020 were better than those in 2021. Last year, there were battalions of books published on important matters that were well-written and insightful. Book reviews just came naturally. This year, not so much. It was harder to write this year than last. My top five articles, in my view, are:

5. Anglis Anglia, or England for the English [10]: The biggest ethnic conflict in the United States is between Yankees (whose origins are mostly in East Anglia, England) and Jews. In this article we see that the first Anglo blow against organized Jewry takes place in Norwich, a town in East Anglia. These English were led by King Edward I, who might have been England’s best king.

4. A Cause for Hope [11]: This was my prediction: “Due to the return of aggressive Jews to Senile Joe’s foreign policy team, I especially fear a military disaster in the Middle East or Eastern Europe. A disaster likely to be made worse by the first sub-Saharan Secretary of Defense; a Secretary who seems to be more afraid of his own troops than any foreign threat. He also likely has an IQ that is too low for the job.” The reader can decide if it came to pass or not.

3. Ando Ngo’s Unmasked [12] . . .: Antifa is the threat of the past, present, and future. Its biggest threat isn’t the burning and looting, but the fact that antifa has a siren call that pulls in white supporters who are otherwise well-meaning and intelligent.

2. The Brownsville Raid [13]: I’ve wanted to write this article for some time, and it finally came together. The Brownsville Raid is not a problem of the past as much as the harbinger of problems of the present and future.

1. A 1980s Look at the Israel Lobby [14]: The top foreign policy problem that America has is the caused by the Israel Lobby. This book shows how the Lobby worked in the 1980s and continues to function today.

Farewell & Hail

I’m now at an age when many of my old Army comrades are dying of things that are unrelated to combat or the usual hazards that bring down young men. I’ve lost three recently; nobody you’ve heard of. I’ll describe two of them.

The first, a non-commissioned officer, was a heavy tobacco user, so his passing was not really a surprise. He was one of my platoon sergeants. He spent some time in a Special Forces outfit and was a great leader of men. He was also extremely limited and unambitious. He was a strange mixture of talent and sloth. This was not the smart and lazy combination that is effective in getting things done with the least amount of work. He was lazy when he shouldn’t have been lazy. I really loved the guy, though.

The second was my battalion commander. After researching my own genealogy and gaining an understanding of his after the funeral, I realized we were probably very distant cousins, with a common forbear in Tidewater Maryland in the 1600s. Regardless, I was one of his loyal subalterns. It was a thrill to be in that battalion. There is nothing quite like rolling across the desert in command of a platoon of war chariots. I can’t think of many wise, pithy statements that this great commander uttered, though. Other, less charismatic men influenced me more in that regard. His big talent was managing and leading a group of 500-plus men bristling with thumos (θυμός).

He had two leadership themes that I do think about, and I’ll pass them on here. The first is that as one increases in rank, you really need to become calmer and more careful with everything. The second iwas that leadership, especially in a dangerous field such as soldering, amounted to motivating people to do things that they otherwise wouldn’t do. He used all sorts of tricks to accomplish this: praise, scolding, mentorship, humor, and other tactics to keep everyone rowing together. To avoid mutiny, he picked his best and most loyal junior officers and placed them in important positions.

Nonetheless, he was a man of his time and his institution. He covered up sub-Saharan crime as much as any other American military leader. As one of his subalterns, I aided him in this. It’s tough to swim against the “civil rights” tide, especially in a hierarchical organization where loyalty and following orders mean promotion, while bucking the system means losing your job. Things aren’t better now, either. Even middle-of-the-road civic nationalists get fired for arguing against critical race theory and pointing out the problems in the “civil rights” dystopia.

After he retired, he didn’t know what to do with himself. Military men are limited [15], and it’s tough to go from being in a job where other men stand up when you enter the room to an ordinary citizen standing in line at the post office. I saw a picture of him on social media just before he died. His face was swollen and had taken on an awful greenish color. He looked really off. I think he was underemployed for the last few years of his life, and then just gave up.

If there is a lesson in all of this, it is that life’s true campaign is not as a Janissary for the Israel Lobby. The ultimate battle is a spiritual one. It is so much more rewarding to fight for one’s people than fight for the Empire of Nothing. I’ll leave off here with the words of Walt Whitman:

Adieu dear comrade,
Your mission is fulfill’d — but I, more warlike,
Myself and this contentious soul of mine,
Still on our own campaigning bound,
Through untried roads with ambushes opponents lined,
Through many a sharp defeat and many a crisis, often baffled,
Here marching, ever marching on, a war fight out — aye here,
To fiercer, weightier battles give expression.

And then it is time for the hails. I’m of the age where the women of my cohort are getting to the end of their child-bearing years. Most of the ladies I went to high school with have children who are learning to drive, yet there are some who have put off childbirth for whatever reason. I’ll discuss two of them. One couldn’t find a husband until recently. I think part of the problem was that she stayed ensconced in a cocoon of Christian youth group culture that gave a vibe of immaturity which put off potential suitors. The other had some fertility issues.

The first woman finally got married and successfully delivered a baby, the second overcame her fertility issues and also delivered. The both radiated triumph in their social media photos and were over the moon with joy when I saw them in person later. Their story shows that the childless life that is pushed by the J-Left media is a lie.

Books

As usual, I read and read this year, but compared to last year, the books weren’t nearly as good. My top four are:

A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain by Mark Morris

Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy [12] by Andy Ngo

The Living Races of Man by Carleton S. Coon [16]

The Rare Metals War: The Dark Side of Clean Energy and Digital Technologies by Guillame Pitron

Reflecting Upon Rightist Leaders

One of my sub-set of article categories is miniature biographies of Right-wing or pro-white leaders. I’ve come to conclude that the top two were Merwin K. Hart [17] and Gerald L. K. Smith [18]. The anti-Communist and economic ideas of the former later became the mainstream in both Britain and America. Gerald L. K. Smith’s ideas seemed to have an influence on the Trump administration to a degree, but the public at large hasn’t yet been fully immunized against the organized Jewish community.

One mini-biography I started but failed to finish was of Alabama Governor George Wallace. I ceased writing the article because I found the man less and less inspiring the more I read about him. Wallace was a talented politician and a competent governor, but in the end his theatrics against desegregation were just that. Once in power he didn’t arrange for sub-Saharans in North America to be relocated to their African homeland, or even hint at such an idea. Later in life, he “repented” for being a segregationist.

This “repentance” was nothing more than accepting the religion of Negro Worship. Wallace did this after whites created suburbs around Birmingham and Montgomery. He didn’t point out that the revealed preference of all American whites was for segregation, even when he was on his deathbed.

His speechwriter, Asa Carter, was a talented novelist, but likewise limited. He went on to write The Outlaw Josey Wales as well as The Education of Little Tree. The latter book is about the youthful life-lessons of a Cherokee Indian. In the 1970s, Indians were fashionable in America, and Asa Carter ably exploited that trend. Unfortunately, he was using Indians for a critique of what was happening to whites in the Deep South. If there is a lesson to be learned here, it is to be explicit as possible. The homosexual movement advanced by being frank about their aims. Writing about Indians creates distractions.

Both Wallace and Carter were great men. This critique is meant to show their limitations, learn from them, and then improve upon their work. All fall short of perfection.

Senile Joe’s Occupation Government

We are now nearly a year into the Biden regime, and it is apparent that things are going quite poorly for Americans. The President is clearly senile, the economy is in a nosedive, inflation is rampant, there are supply chain issues, crime is up, and there is a border crisis. These problems are the second series of national headaches that can be blamed on the organized Jewish community that I’ve seen since becoming an adult. The first skein of problems were tied up with the Iraq War — a conflict initiated by a group of Jews for the benefit of Israel.

The current passel of Semitic drama starts with economics. The Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, is Jewish. This is significant, Wilmot Robertson wrote,

As for the economic advantages Jews are supposed to confer upon their host countries, there is no question that they bring with them a great deal of money and financial expertise. But an increasing flow of money is often accompanied by inflation, financial crime, and a flood of speculation. If Jews are as intrinsic to the good economic life as some economists claim, it seems odd that the Weimar Republic with its plethora of Jewish financiers was an economic miasma, while the economic miracle of West Germany took place in the one large Western nation almost free of Jewish financial domination . . .[1] [19]

Money-printing doesn’t always cause inflation, but inflation is always caused by money-printing. Inflation is thus a known financial hazard. Inflation, combined with the Biden regime’s measures to restrict pipeline development, have made gasoline more expensive, and this ripples throughout the rest of the economy. I’m going to flat out state that these policies are deliberately being carried out to cause harm to Americans. The American people voted for Trump (twice), so it is reasonable to presume the organized Jewish community is using what power they have to bring about pain.

And the border crisis? The Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, is Jewish.

What to Do Now?

What will I do next year? Frankly, more of the same, but with more efficiency. I hope to work harder in my day job, carefully manage my investments, and increase my output for Counter-Currents. I’ve come to conclude that there isn’t an easy way out of this Zio-mess we are in, but the last four years have shown what our enemies are capable of and what strategies they employ.

  1. They carefully craft the media narrative and are willing to lie.
  2. They are able to employ white mattoids and sub-Saharan criminals to create chaos if they don’t get their way.
  3. They will fund the candidacies of Leftist, pro-crime district attorneys who unequally apply the law.

There is a way out of the Zio-mess, though: We must work hard every day and build upon every small victory which we achieve.

Note

[1] [20] Wilmot, Robertson The Dispossessed Majority (Cape Canaveral, Fl.: Howard Allen Enterprises, 1981), p. 194.

Also by Robertson: “If Jews are truly superior to the rest of mankind, it might be asked why, with one or two exceptions, the greatest cultural achievements of Western man took place in exactly those areas where Jews were unknown, banned, segregated, or actively persecuted. If superiority is to be measured in political and economic rather than cultural terms, how is it that the greatest and most enduring empires, republics and city states of Western civilization were founded without Jewish assistance and reached their zenith before the appearance of influential Jewish establishments within their borders?” (p. 193)