Our circles thoroughly discuss racial issues, but something that is not discussed as much is caste. In the traditional worldview, caste is as real as race and is just as formative of the individual. As time passes and we become more estranged from our roots in the primordial Golden Age, our castes have become both weaker and intermixed.
Fallen castes can explain a lot of the dysfunction in modern American politics, with the fall of the priestly caste into an inversion of its former self being the most important one to analyze, as this inversion is at the root of most of the problems within Nicholas J. Fuentes’ America First (AF) youth movement, which has played a dominant role in post-Alt Right dissident politics. Most of the facts contained herein about AF came from The Kino Casino’s YouTube series, which has been documenting AF’s decline and fall.
Before proceeding further, it must be noted that castes are not equivalent to crass elitism. Nobles were expected to practice noblesse oblige in traditional societies in which privileges were balanced by duties, and Julius Evola considered a good peasant to be spiritually above a fallen warrior or priest. Each caste is necessary for a functional society, and class warfare is as if one’s heart, hands, and brain all turned against each other.
Evola observed that in previous centuries, men of the same caste but of different race would oftentimes have as much in common with each other as with members of their own race or nation, and sometimes even more so. We can see this phenomenon in the mutual respect that Alexander the Great and Darius had for each other, and likewise between Richard the Lionheart and Saladin. It is also evident in transnational medieval guilds and knightly orders. The four Tarot suites correspond to the traditional four castes of priests, warriors, merchants, and peasants/workers, which further suggests the importance of caste to our ancestors. Thus, to be casteless is almost as bad as being deracinated, and the two conditions frequently overlap as spiritual comorbidities.
This late in the Kali Yuga, we are almost universally in a state that is both fallen and intermixed. Even those who may seem pure of caste in spirit are rarely pure of caste in blood, and it has become common for men to be born to a biological caste which does not correspond to their spiritual caste. This invariably causes modern people to feel lost and unfulfilled, and impedes the transmission of whatever little wisdom is left in modern parents to their children. The castes have become mere shadows of their former selves, and at times pass from degradation to total dysfunction, and in some cases into a complete inversion. Today, several of the most prominent factions in politics correspond to a fallen caste expressing its dysfunction in the political arena.
First, we should begin with the peasants. Good peasants are industrious, have common sense and fairness, enjoy the simple pleasures of life, and instinctively follow warriors and priests. However, the QAnon movement and other adjacent conspiracy theories are expressions of a fallen peasant caste. All common sense has evaporated which, combined with an understandable sense of betrayal from above, leads to extreme paranoia. Peasants are by nature superstitious, and QAnon and such takes this superstition to a whole new level. Their good followership oftentimes goes awry in blindly backing the blue and falling for grifting schemes.
Next are the merchants. Good merchants can be a boon to society, such as Henry Ford. We are all too familiar with the damage that fallen merchants can inflict on a country, however. Corporate greed and Chamber of Commerce “conservatism” that conserves nothing except short-term profits is an expression of a fallen merchant caste.
Then there are the warriors. Good warriors are strong, brave, decisive, and loyal. Bad warriors, however, are stupid, uncultured, cowardly, fight for profit instead of honor, alternate between blind loyalty and insolent insubordination, and bully the other classes. “Wignats” or “wigger nationalists” are one such expression of a fallen warrior caste (it should be noted that I mean wignat in the traditional sense, which encompasses only a few people, and not the new definition of anyone disapproved of by Fuentes). For all of their raw aggression, they are stupid and uncultured and see every problem as a nail to be smashed with blunt physical force or ideological purity. There is a blind loyalty to past leaders among wignats and frequently also to contemporary leaders, juxtaposed with intermittent outbreaks of infighting amongst them.
The most important fallen caste for our analysis, though, is that of the priests. Priests can also encompass scholars, academics, and philosophers. Good priests serve as pillars of their communities (the word religion is derived from religare, which means “to bind again”), act as a bridge between the people and transcendent values (pontiff is derived from pontifex, which means “bridge builder”), search for truth, and sustain tradition. Fallen priests are hypocrites, greedy, sycophantic, dogmatic, have a slavish loyalty to leaders and doctrines, promote degenerate values, and virtue-signal while being devoid of virtue. Some examples are Marxist academics, journalists, and the corrupt clergy of the Renaissance. The dangers that fallen priests present cannot be understated, as they can misguide an entire community. They also tarnish religion through guilt by association, thus giving ammunition to anti-traditional forces such as atheism, nihilism, and materialism.
America First has many bewildering problems that make little sense to an outsider. When AF began its ascent during the original “Groyper Wars” of late 2019, it was composed not only of normal but above-average young men. It was understood that its policy objectives were generally pro-white and traditional, with good optics. Since then, and especially post-January 6, good optics were gradually abandoned with a descent into an obsession with being “incels” (involuntarily celibates) and lowbrow misogyny. Fuentes and other AF streamers will spend hours holding ad hoc ecumenical councils on the topic of inceldom. If the celebration of being a loser wasn’t sufficient to turn normal people away, the convoluted reasoning certainly would. These problems begin to make sense in light of the explanation that AF consists of a fallen priesthood and their misguided followers.
Fuentes, who is the root cause of AF’s dysfunction, has developed a Spencerian megalomania and narcissism that is evident in many of his grandiose statements, which have only been intensifying. It began with the occasional smug remark, such as proclaiming that he makes “many miracles” happen, and then escalated to obsessing over and comparing himself to Stalin. His recent ramblings while streaming have passed into complete delusion, however. Some highlights are “God created all of you guys to dig tunnels or something” and “I’m closer to the angels than I am to the people.”
The most sinister one, though, was “You’re a little piggy eating apple cores and banana peels in the trough and rolling around in the mud. Me, on the other hand, I’m sitting at the dinner table eating bacon.” This wasn’t even directed at his enemies, but at his followers. Why anyone would continue to follow someone who openly admits that he sees his followers as expendable pay pigs is beyond me.
Fuentes also has a holier-than-thou disdain for rural people and country living. Earlier this spring he disparaged them at length, calling them uncultured and even counter-signalled Cracker Barrell. Other traditionally Right-wing sectors he and other AF leaders have spoken ill of are “wagies,” as in white men who have to work because they were born into a decaying country without a trust fund, as well as veterans. I’m sure Fuentes, Beardson Beardley, and others shouting “f— the troops” is endearing to many Republicans who would otherwise be open to radicalization. These attitudes are what one would expect from a fallen priesthood that sees the other castes, and especially workers and warriors, as nothing other than a resource to be exploited, which is eerily similar to how many Jewish supremacists look at whites as “goyim” livestock. True priests cooperate with, care for, and guide the other castes.
Despite all of AFs virtue-signaling, there is still widespread degeneracy. Baked Alaska has a reputation for being degenerate and associating with various streamers of ill repute. He may have flip-flopped political allegiances several times, but his core personality hasn’t changed one bit. Take how he has successfully asked women to expose their breasts on camera while wearing a brown scapular, which is a religious symbol that is supposed to signify devotion to the Virgin Mary, amongst other conduct that reflects poorly on AF, such as harassing random people and pepper-spraying a bouncer.
Beardson has casually spoken about wanting a “meat and potatoes rape mod” for Skyrim, which is an otherwise wholesome and beloved fantasy PC game. Ethan Ralph, another prominent streamer on Fuente’s platform, Cozy TV, was convicted of revenge porn and also opined that most women are worthless and so are fair game to be enticed into having sex in restrooms with cocaine. This is all made even more disgusting by Ralph’s Jabba the Hutt level of obesity. At least the papacy’s infamous “Banquet of Chestnuts” was a sort of classy degeneracy, and was probably a complete fabrication (or at least heavily embellished). AF’s degeneracy is just plain trashy.
But the fallen priest I find most disheartening is Vincent James, as I previously held him in high regard and hoped that he could mentor Fuentes into becoming a better leader. That hope was dispelled when Vincent’s outlet, The Daily Veracity, published an article supposedly written by a certain Jill Schrider titled FBI Documents Reveal US May Have Funded Charlottesville Rioters Through Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Group — Documents Show Ties Between Azov Battalion, US Rioters. Its contents are as pearl-clutching as the title, and all it needed to fit in at the Huffington Post would be an ode to the martyrdom of Saint Heather Heyer. Thankfully, its contents were thoroughly refuted in a Hyphen Report article. To make a long story short, Vincent’s media outlet alleged some deep and shadowy connection between the Rise Above Movement (RAM) and Ukraine’s Azov Battalion (a legitimate part of Ukraine’s National Guard) that must have involved vague, but vast, sums of taxpayer money. But all RAM did was some mixed martial arts sparring and maybe drink tea with Azov’s political wing.
This was not an innocent mistake. While RAM’s connections to Azov are laughably frivolous, Vincent’s connections to RAM are quite extensive, as documented by Hyphen Report, and so he does not have ignorance or even recklessness as an excuse. Furthermore, the Telegram channel Activism, Athletics, Identity (a successor to RAM) remarked, “We thank Vincent James for taking this pic as we defended him so he can safely live stream and grift and make many shekels off our name. True friendship.” This is despite the fact that Vincent James claims to be a devout Catholic. Instead of following the basic commandment of “thou shalt not lie” and acting in line with perennial Indo-European notions of integrity, Vincent chose to act like a backstabbing Judas — and an incompetent one at that. There has been no retraction or correction since the article’s publication.
If I had to take a guess as to what motivated Vincent to approve publication of this article, it would be that Vincent’s child pope, Fuentes, has an irrational hatred of Ukraine because they refused to roll over to Vladimir Putin’s multi-ethnic federation, which is known to imprison, torture, and execute sincere nationalists. This is indicative of a larger problem in AF, where those who Fuentes disapproves of are excommunicated, and even de minimus associations with an excommunicated person (or here, country) warrants complete disavowal.
But some of the most shocking revelations came about in late April and earlier this month, when good people were walking away from AF like a line of falling dominos. It was as though everyone finally broke through the flimsy charade of gaslighting, endorsements, and initial impressions and realized all at once that Fuentes and his top hierophants are insincere and subversive. We now know that Fuentes is a fan of Euphoria, a show that promotes Weimar levels of Jewish degeneracy. We know that he conveniently omitted mentioning to his followers that a $500,000 crypto donation to AF which the feds had seized was actually returned roughly a year ago, but he continued to complain about it in order to garner donations. We know that many of his interns are tasked with doxing and gang-stalking rivals, which explains in part why the vaunted AF Foundation has yet to accomplish anything productive despite claiming to have numerous volunteers. We know that his piety is a performative farce and that he scarcely prays or goes to church, and even shunned joining his fans in a group prayer as if it was beneath him.
Some of his diehard fans are coping by explaining that the “Christ is King” optics was to keep Jews out, but this doesn’t make sense, as Fuentes allows a number of Jews in AF. These include Milo (who couldn’t provide information to the plaintiffs in Sines v. Kessler because he had already promised to exclusively provide it to the feds), Steve Franssen (birth name Steven Summerstone, a former “progressive parent”), and “Assistant Groyper,” who was implicated in a crypto currency solicitation scheme that caused 40 investors to lose $300,000. Assistant Groyper is not a low-level clerk or volunteer but is apparently very high on the AF totem pole, handling at least some of their finances. Even if Christian optics had successfully kept Jewish subversion out, what about the true believers who must now feel betrayed since it was revealed that AF is a blasphemous lie?
With dissident role models like these, who needs Marxist schoolteachers to corrupt the youth?
With AF’s priestly dysfunction only intensifying, it is doomed to become an insular pond of incels. At this point it is scarcely different from a cult. Do not let the endorsements that Fuentes has garnered fool you. Jim Jones likewise had a surprising number of high-profile endorsements, among them Jimmy Carter’s wife and Governor Jerry Brown, and yet his organization still ended in tragedy. I doubt that AF will have such a dramatic bang at its end, but if you are still associated with AF, I strongly recommend disassociating from it as soon as possible. There’s a reason why even Congressman Paul Gosar and Nick’s former best friend, Jaden McNeil, have lost their patience with Fuentes. Even if there is not some final dramatic calamity, sticking around is a waste of time and energy at best.
The fallen priests of AF and their followers have created a cult that manages to combine the absolute worst of the burnt-out Alt Right’s immaturity, the degeneracy of the normies, and the grifting of Conservatism Inc. AF has ceased to be something that could ever appeal to the masses or entice elite support. The fallen priest Fuentes, like the fallen merchant Trump, has turned America First into an inverted mockery of the warrior Charles Lindbergh’s original movement. Almost all of the Ddissident Right has already quietly — or not so quietly — disassociated from AF, as the broader movement has gotten better at spotting dysfunction over the years. Jaden’s report that the number of viewers of Cozy streams is artificially doubled is indicative that all but the most fanatical of Nycophants are walking away.
While we are almost all degradations of our castes, we can still choose whether we want to embrace our fallen state, as AF has done, or do what little we can to return to tradition. It is up to us to actualize our inner castes and to encourage others to follow us in doing the same. Embracing a culture of self-improvement is the only way that we can ensure that our movement has the necessary priests, warriors, merchants, and workers to accomplish the task of founding a new nation from the wreckage of the old.
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