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Remembering Filippo Marinetti
(December 22, 1876–December 2, 1944)

Filippo Marinetti in the First World War.

Marinetti in the First World War.

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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.

By Marinetti:

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A Comic View of History

Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant, June 19, 1937, page 2.

1,576 words

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. Read more …

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The Uncanny Digital Valley

Phil Eiger Newmann, Login, Logout, 2020.

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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. Read more …

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August Kubizek’s The Young Hitler I Knew

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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! Read more …

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First, They Came For Teenage French Pop Singers

France Gall

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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 Read more …

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A Helping Hand

Lucas van Valckenborch, View of Antwerp with the frozen Scheldt, 1590.

1,761 words

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 Read more …

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Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft’s Alles ist gut

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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.” Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 38
Interview with Charles Krafft

Charles Krafft, “Von Dutch” windmills

9,491 words

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. Read more …

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A Home of Their Own

Antoni Piotrowski, The Batak Massacre, 1889.

1,784 words

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 Read more …

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What’s Wrong with the Arts?

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Editor’s note: The following is the transcript of Charles Krafft’s speech at the Inaugural Meeting of the Northwest Forum in Seattle on November 12, 2016. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 285
John Morgan on Charles Krafft

72 words / 59:34

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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.

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Notre Dame des Fascistes,
Part III: Excursus on Evola

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Part 1, Part 2

All this anti-Masonry and TradCath stuff; there was something familiar with all this, until at some point I exclaimed again, “You’ve seen these films before, haven’t you, my man!” It’s Baron Evola’s doppelganger!

Although to be honest, it may have been Will herself who clued me in. Read more …

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Hokusai:
Beyond the Great Wave

2,021 words

Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave was an exhibition of Hokusai’s works mounted by the British Museum in the summer of 2017. This ambitious event sought to contextualize Hokusai’s famous In the Hollow of The Wave, better known as “The Great Wave,” Read more …

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The Birds
Or: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Coronavirus (But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock & Heidegger), Part Four

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Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

We ended our last installment in the midst of the pivotal scene in the Tides Restaurant. There, we met Mrs. Bundy, a droll parody of modern, Western, pig-headed scientism. With arch condescension, she refuses to believe Melanie’s stories about the bird attacks. “Impossible!” Mrs. Bundy declares. “Their brain pans aren’t large enough. . . Really, let’s be logical about this,” Read more …

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Joy Division in Retrospect

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On this day in 1977, a band from Salford, England called Warsaw took to the stage for the very first time in their career. They were supporting the Buzzcocks at the Electric Circus concert in Manchester.

“Warsaw” was the name chosen by a group of young men, namely Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner, Terry Mason, and Peter Hook, Read more …

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Troubadours, Dissidents, & Legends

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Sometimes the myths and legends of a person overshadow their real characteristics. Yet both aspects are important. Without the real-life person and his actions, the myths and legends of that person would never be created. Read more …

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The Silver Lining in the Apocalypse Museum

Albrecht Dürer, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 1497-98.

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Albrecht Dürer died on April 6th, 1528. He was a highly influential painter and artist of the German Renaissance. Dürer was one of the first major artists to produce high-quality woodcuts and engravings that eventually spread throughout Europe, influencing future generations in various mediums and styles. While I grew up seeing Dürer’s artwork on many of my favorite heavy metal albums, I never knew his name until I went with an ex-girlfriend to a Christmas market in Vienna last December. Discovering his woodcuts was the highlight of the day and it taught me to find the silver lining in the most challenging of times, including the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more …

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The Art of N. C. Wyeth

N. C. Wyeth, American artist and illustrator

N. C. Wyeth

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Newell Convers Wyeth, or N. C. Wyeth, was one of America’s greatest artists and illustrators. Over the course of his lifetime, he created over 3,000 paintings and illustrated over 100 books, including several Scribner Classics. His son, Andrew Wyeth, and grandson, Jamie Wyeth, also became prominent artists.

Wyeth was born in 1882 and grew up on a farm in Needham, Massachusetts. His childhood was an active one, and he often went hunting and fishing with his brothers. Read more …

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Alexander Sokurov’s Francofonia

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Alexander Sokurov has been hailed by his peers as the “living Tarkovsky.” The 67 years young filmmaker has eighteen feature films to his credit and almost twice as many documentaries. A representative of the “slow and low” school of filmmakers, his work is a rebellion against the fast-paced, quick-cut, shoot em’ up action films of America’s Ritalin Generation. Time is the most influential element in a Sokurov film and shapes its atmosphere. Read more …

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Video of the Day 
Wagner & Great Art

time: 4:35

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 226
A Patriot Without a Country:
A Film about Stanislaw Szukalski

5,264 words / 32:47

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Struggle: The Life & Lost Art of Szukalski (2018)
Directed by Ireneusz Dobrowolski
Written by Stephen Cooper & Ireneusz Dobrowolski

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Remembering Filippo Marinetti:
December 22, 1876–December 2, 1944

Marinetti in the First World War.

173 words

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.

1. Marinetti’s own “Futurist Manifesto” of 1909.

2. Kerry Bolton’s essay “Filippo Marinetti,” which has also been published in his book Artists of the Right: Resisting Decadence. (Portuguese translation here.)

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Australian Artists of the Right
Norman Lindsay, Part II

6,247 words

Part 2 of 2 (Part 1)

Homosexuality not conducive to creativity

Norman rejected the faddish view that homosexuality is associated with the creative individual. He regarded homosexuality as “destructive” to the creative impulse, which is based on unisexuality. He stated that the male homosexual is dominated by a split of either all-male or all-female:

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Australian Artists of the Right
Norman Lindsay, Part I

Norman Lindsay

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Part 1 of 2 (Part 2 here)

Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1879-1969) was the brother of Lionel Lindsay, recently profiled at Counter-Currents. Like his brother, Norman excelled in a variety of artistic media. While Lionel’s primary contribution to art theory and history was a slender but informative volume, Addled Art (1942, 1946), Norman was also a notable author of an impressive number of novels, as well as books on history and aesthetics. Read more …

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Hitler as Artist & Patron

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Frederic Spotts
Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics
New York: The Overlook Press, 2003

Leaders throughout history have frequently deployed the arts as a means by which to display their power. Hitler is unusual, however, in that art was central to his political vision. He was intensely interested in the arts (painting, sculpture, music, and architecture) and dreamed of forging a state whose artistic and cultural achievements would rival those of ancient Greece and Rome. Read more …

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Why IQ in Different Races is Irrelevant

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Much is often made in the movement about the different levels of IQ between races. Read more …

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Russian Ark

Bolshoi Zlatoust Church in Yekaterinburg

876 words

I walked amid thousands of pilgrims carrying icons and clutching crosses close to their breasts in the shadow of the bell tower of the Bolshoi Zlatoust church. The magnificent Russo-Byzantine edifice, now bathed in silver starlight, having been so faithfully reconstructed in 2010 after the communists had blasted Saint Maximian’s holy place with dynamite some eighty years before to make way for a statue to their new gods, Lenin and Stalin.

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True Faith Exhibition

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One of the exhibits in Manchester Art Gallery’s True Faith exhibition is a notebook in which Joy Division’s manager, Rob Gretton, used to write thoughts and reminders concerning the band’s schedule and ethos. Presented in a glass case, it is open at a page where Gretton muses on certain questions asked of him by the journalist Paul Morley. Read more …

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Video of the Day
The Point of Great Civilization

5:25

https://youtu.be/bq-C6gSw3lw

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Art After Metaphysics

1,710 words

John David Ebert
Art After Metaphysics
CreateSpace, 2013

Many readers will be familiar with John David Ebert from his excellent podcast (with Darryl D. Cooper), Decline of the West. In an early episode of the show, Ebert called the US presidential election for Trump even before Trump had won the Republican nomination. Read more …

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