Painter, ceramicist, poet, and political provocateur Charles Wing Krafft was born on this day in Seattle. Charlie was a friend of Counter-Currents from the start. He appeared on Counter-Currents Radio podcasts, attended Counter-Currents retreats, spoke at Counter-Currents events, contributed artworks for the front and blurbs for the back of Counter-Currents books, and even made original artworks to commemorate H. P. Lovecraft and Francis Parker Yockey. (more…)
Remembering Charles Krafft: September 19, 1947–June 12, 2020
I’m a recent transplant in this city. And as far as cities go, this one isn’t terrible. We live just over the hill from Erie, one of those giant inland seas carved from North America’s heartland, and it’s like having our own, muted stretch of coast for the quiet. (more…)
Who are the greatest underachievers in music history? A few names come to mind. Of course, you have The Sex Pistols, who became a national cultural phenomenon in Britain and then broke up after one album. The Stone Roses are also strong contenders for the cup. Their earth-shattering 1989 debut album regularly shows up on Greatest Albums Ever lists (in 2000, NME placed it #1). When their sophomore effort finally emerged five years later in an entirely changed musical landscape, The Roses had transformed into banal Led Zeppelin clones before imploding with a most undignified whimper. (more…)
“The Anglo Ogress,” Or: Jewish Ugliness & Gentile Beauty
The Spinal Solution: Satirizing & Subverting Goyim in Spinal Tap
At the time of his death in 1962, modernist writer E. E. Cummings was the second most widely read poet in the United States after Robert Frost. William Carlos Williams ranked Cummings and Ezra Pound as “beyond doubt the two most distinguished” contemporary American poets. Pound titled his own global selection of poetry of various ages and cultures Confucius to Cummings: An Anthology of Poetry (1964). (more…)
Editor’s note: This is a transcript of Robert Stark’s July 4, 2016 interview with Charles Krafft. We would like to thank Hyacinth Bouquet for this transcript.
Robert Stark: This is Robert Stark. I am joined here with Charles Krafft. Charles, it is great having you on the show.
Charles Krafft: Well, thank you; and nice to talk to you again, Robert. (more…)
Ron McVan is an American white nationalist and Wotanist. He has followed a lifelong career in the fine arts as an oil painter, pen & ink illustrator, sculptor, poet, writer, stained glass artisan, jewelry craftsman, and musician. His extended interests have always been wide and varied, ranging foremost in the martial arts, philosophy, the ancient mysteries, mythology, European history and heritage, comparative religions, and spiritual studies, most particularly in Gnostic Wotanism and Druidism. (more…)
Thomas Rohkrämer’s Martin Heidegger: A Political Biography
Memelord Dalí Remembering Salvador Dalí (May 11, 1904–January 23, 1989)
It’s the most basic thing in the world. You can look at a rock, think it’s a bear, and run away. Or you can glimpse a bear, assume it’s a rock, and get eaten. Over time, evolution will select for seeing bears, when in fact, ninety-nine times out of a hundred, it’s just rocks. Then clever fools will come and say that believing in a bear infestation is primitive superstition, and that they, taught by “science” and “logic,” have surmised that there are no bears among the rocks. In fact, bears do not even exist. (more…)
Interview with George Burdi: Man Against the Modern World
George Burdi is the warhorse of the white nationalist scene. He first became famous with his symphonic metal band Rahowa through the unique album Cult Of The Holy War, and later he founded his own label, Resistance Records. (more…)
An Interview with Béla Incze: The Man Who Destroyed a BLM Statue
Editor’s note: This is a translation of an interview originally published in Vasárnap with Béla Incze. We would like to thank Tamás Fehér for this translation.
The man who toppled the BLM statue told Vasárnap that his actions against the statue had expressed the feelings of the average Hungarian. Béla Incze, the man who had toppled the BLM statue, also talked about metapolitics and resistance in his interview with us. (more…)
Some time ago, I resolved not to fall into old habits and immerse myself in Russian absurdist literature while the world burned. I’m sad to report that as usual, I’ve failed in my resolution and spent the past weeks immersed in Russian absurdist literature. It’s an interesting period of Russian literature, one inextricably linked from the context of its time. One can hardly imagine that anything like OBERIU existing anywhere outside of the early Soviet Union, outside of Russia. (more…)
Video of the Day Charles Krafft at the 2015 London Forum: My Life as a Dissident
This is a recording of Charles Krafft’s speech at the 2015 London Forum, on the heels of political agitators canceling his third exhibition of his porcelain in the city. In it, Charles discusses his art, his political worldview, and his awakening to white identity politics. (more…)
Editor’s note: This is a transcript of a talk given by Charles Krafft at a Counter-Currents event in 2013, which was published as Counter-Currents Radio episode number 323. We would like to thank Hyacinth Bouquet for this transcript.
Greg Johnson: All right, let’s begin our final session. This session is called “Grace Under Pressure.” It’s a very practical session. It’s a chance for people who have experience to pass on their experience to the rest of us. (more…)
The Daemonettes of Slaanesh & Woke Capital’s Very Own Monstrosities
You may be familiar with Warhammer Forty Thousand — 40K for short. It’s a fantasy universe originally created for tabletop wargaming. It has a large fan base, and like most other European-created alternate worlds, the woke mob has begun to howl for its transformation. Of course, management is happy to acquiesce.
The 40K universe is one of futuristic, grim, eternal war. The principal conflict in this dystopian universe is between the forces of Chaos and the Imperium of Man. (more…)
Tony Vermont, ed.
Folk: A Collection on What it Means to be a People
The White People’s Press: 2020
It’s one thing to be part of a folk — a society connected by blood, history, myth, language, and territory. It’s something more to possess items — functional or not — that strengthen these connections. (more…)
Remembering Filippo Marinetti (December 22, 1876–December 2, 1944)
Those on the Right who believe that modern art is always “decadent” need to come to grips with Italian Futurism. In commemoration of the birthday of Filippo Marinetti, the founder of Italian Futurism and one of the prophets of Fascism, I would like to draw your attention to several writings on this website.
I always enjoyed reading newspaper comics as a kid. Whether I was learning to read or developing my appreciation for surreal humor, I looked forward to each week’s new strips. Some series even sparked my interest in European literature and history. Just as history repeats itself, I have started taking an interest in comic strips again. From brave princes to humorous frogs, the Dissident Right can use comic artwork to promote our history, culture, and identity. (more…)
Back in the year 2000 — before the advent of smartphones and the existence of social media in any significant sense beyond a humble smattering of BBS message boards — I and the other convicts at Oregon State Penitentiary caught wind of a new super-max prison they were building in the state’s remote eastern regions. (more…)
Suppose your best friend from when you were a young’un became the meanest hombre ever to leave boot-prints on the ground. It indeed happened, on the wild frontier of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Had Attila the Hun been brought forward in time to meet him, he wouldn’t have challenged a gunslinger like that to a duel at twenty paces. The town of Linz might not be big enough for both of them, but the 5th-century “Scourge of God” would’ve known better than to tangle with the dastardly desperado of the Danube! (more…)
There once existed a time, alien to my young brain, in which people primarily discovered and listened to pop music on radio stations. These were entities subject to important forces, like censorship and record label interests, that gave rise to various standardizations and trade practices that persist to this day. During the age of the radio, the forces of globalization (more…)
As I have gotten older, I find myself thinking about the fleeting nature of time. I often ask myself whether I have wasted too much time playing video games, reading fantasy books, or attending heavy metal concerts. Yet without these hobbies, I would have never visited Antwerp (more…)
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft’s Alles ist gut
In memory of Gabi Delgado-López (April 18, 1958 — March 22, 2020).
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, more concisely known as DAF, is a German electronic music band from Wuppertal consisting of Gabi Delgado-López and Robert Görl. Their name contains a light touch of irony, rendered into English as “German-American Friendship.” (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 38 Interview with Charles Krafft
Editor’s note: The following is the transcript of Charles Krafft’s appearance on Counter-Currents Radio, no. 38.
GJ: I’m Greg Johnson, welcome to Counter-Currents Radio. My guest today is Seattle artist Charles Krafft. Charlie, welcome back to Counter-Currents Radio.
CK: Thank you, Greg. Good to be back. (more…)
I spent a long summer in Sofia, Bulgaria to explore the area and attend a few heavy metal concerts. During my time there, I took daily walks through the city center where I passed by stray dogs, ancient ruins, and historic monuments. Many of these monuments were dedicated to the countless individuals that lost their lives (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 285
John Morgan on Charles Krafft
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Greg Johnson talks to John Morgan about his memories of the late Charles Krafft, including his story of narrowly missing a chance to meet Julius Evola.
- Greg Johnson’s obituary for Charles Krafft
- Charles Krafft at Counter-Currents
- Jef Costello’s memoir of hanging out in San Francisco with John and Charlie