When I first saw Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor (1987), it struck me as a remake of Doctor Zhivago. Both narratives begin in glamorous and archaic empires that fall to Communist revolutions. Of course, that could just be due to the fact that the Chinese Revolution was something of a remake of the Russian Revolution. But there are parallels specific to the two films, both of which depict Communism as recapitulating the old forms of despotism but as vulgar and brutal farces, stripped of all refinement. (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 372 Greg Johnson, Jim Goad, & Thomas Steuben on America’s Decline
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Saturday’s episode of Counter-Currents Radio, in which Greg Johnson was joined by Jim Goad and Thomas Steuben to discuss current events, including the decline of the US military, Mark Milley’s treason, the California recall, and the late, great Norm MacDonald, is now available for download and online listening.
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00:02:30 America and China (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 371 The Writers’ Bloc with Nick Jeelvy, Hapaperspective, & Ricardo Duchesne
Nick Jeelvy was joined by Hapaperspective and Dr. Ricardo Duchesne to discuss the fundamental differences between the Chinese and European minds and the China question more broadly on the latest installment of The Writers’ Bloc, and it is now available for online listening and download. (more…)
Black Crowd in Chicago Laughs and Twerks as White Men are Beaten Unconscious
American blacks these days are full of murder and rhythm — they seem to love attacking white people and then dancing. I wrote last week about a black man shooting a white man dead in Miami Beach and then dancing, as well as a black woman in the Bronx shoving a white toddler to the ground and then merrily mincing away. (more…)
This essay is dedicated to the brave mujahideen fighters of Afghanistan.
After almost 20 years, it is finally over. The American-led coalition began to withdraw from Afghanistan in May, (more…)
Trevor Lynch can wax eloquent over Lawrence of Arabia and The Bridge Over the River Kwai, but when I choose a great movie hero from that era, forget Lawrence or Lt. Colonel Nicholson; my man is Jake Holman (Steve McQueen) in Robert Wise’s 1966 The Sand Pebbles, an epic action film examining a common man whose performance by Steve McQueen is an excellent depiction of a true, common, American.
Jake Holman is in the China of 1926, a machinist’s mate assigned to the San Pablo, a gunboat on duty in the backwaters. (more…)
The old Cold War was, among many other things, a struggle between a pair of universal franchises, each of which rested on the assumption that its peculiar package of ideas, institutions, and idiosyncrasies bore no necessary relationship to ethnicity. (more…)
Something in the Water: Epidemics & Enemies in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Prologue: The Styx
The half-light of an autumn evening reflected off the Old River and into the face of the boatman. Over and under each subtle ripple and eddy, his eyes darted here to there so quickly that his gaze seemed fixed. As if he took in the whole broad sweep of the Thames with a hungry look-out. Next to him, and charged with steering the dinghy, stooped a young girl, his daughter. She “watched his face as earnestly as he watched the river. But in the intensity of her look, there was a touch of . . . horror.” (more…)
When I was but a wee beardless prepubescent male in the 1960s, there was to be no questioning of the immutable fact that not only was the USA the greatest country in the world at that time, it was the greatest country the world had ever seen. This was a truth that was held to be self-evident by nearly everyone, and if you dared to disagree, you risked a beating. (more…)
Toward A New Era of Nation-States, Part VI: The Will to Power as a Governing Principle
The average European is not yet very concerned that his country is slowly sinking in the quicksand of the globalist system. Demographic collapse and deindustrialization are truly deadly threats, but their effects manifest themselves gradually. One can make adjustments and ignore impending danger, much like the proverbial frog being slowly boiled alive. (more…)
Nobody’s Minding the Shop: The Failure of 21st-Century American Domestic & Foreign Policy
Disintegration: Indicators of the Coming American Collapse
Atlanta: Clarity Press, Inc., 2021
Recently, I had to drive through my Rust Belt homeland to pick up some antique oak furniture that was part of an inheritance. My relatives who still lived in the area had spent the last COVID-19 infected year volunteering at a drive-in food pantry. (more…)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov apparently shows more concern for ordinary white Americans than the average Republican lawmaker. In April, Lavrov called out America’s aggressive anti-white racism. While insisting Russians were “the pioneers of the movement for equal rights of people of any skin color,” he stated Black Lives Matter pushes “aggression displayed against white people, white US citizens.” (more…)
Toward A New Era of Nation-States, Part II: Fifty Years of Turbocharged Globalization
Author’s note: The following essay is the second part of a series of articles on developing an ideological framework for modern nationalism. The first essay, “The Promise and Reality of Globalization,” is available here. The first two essays discuss the deleterious socioeconomic effects of globalization. (more…)
Toward A New Era of Nation-States, Part I: The Promise & the Reality of Globalization
Part II here
The adherents of globalism believe they are closing in on the achievement of their grand design: the unification of mankind, sometimes also referred to as the New World Order. This still-incomplete project — which Alexander the Great, the Roman Caesars, Napoleon, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, and other megalomaniac conquerors dreamed about, but never fully realized (more…)
Boris Johnson led his country into separating from Europe because of uncontrolled mass immigration from Africa and the Middle East only to offer 5 million passports to the Chinese. It is unclear how many eligible Hong Kong citizens will take advantage of Johnson’s offer. The propaganda media spread a number: 300,000 applications so far (January 29, 2021). (more…)
Things have taken a downward slide lately, to say the least.
The most notable event was the stolen Presidential election. Local courts didn’t want to hear it. SCOTUS didn’t want to hear it, despite reports of a shouting match in their chamber. (more…)
Edward Alsworth Ross: American Metapolitical Hero
Edward Alsworth Ross (1866-1951) was a prominent professor and eugenicist. He wasn’t a man of the Right in the strictest sense — he argued that the United States should recognize the Soviet Union after the Bolshevik Revolution and he supported Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. However, one could fairly call him a white advocate. He focused on preserving America’s founding Nordic stock. He eventually became chairman of the American Civil Liberties Union. (more…)
The United States is now on the cusp of a new Cold War. This time, the war is with China. The mainstream media is either hiding this fact from the public or is too distracted by Trump Derangement to really grasp the situation and convey its seriousness. (more…)
The Age of Walls: How Barriers Between Nations Are Changing Our World
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2018
Tim Marshall is a British journalist who had a long career with Sky News. In response to Trump’s win in 2016, he wrote a book about walls around the world and how these walls are affecting geopolitics. (more…)
The 2011 documentary Empire of Dust provides a one-of-a-kind portrayal of the difficulties facing a construction crew attempting to redo a badly dilapidated Congolese highway. Early on we meet Eddy, playing a key role as a translator. Clearly, he is exceptional: he knows Swahili, Chinese, French, and English, and this takes some doing. The other major figure is Lao Yang, the project manager for the CREC-7 construction company. Surely he’s one of the most flustered Oriental expatriates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). (more…)
The United Kingdom will now potentially allow millions of Hong Kongers to become British citizens. The new policy was made in response to China’s new security law that curbs Hong Kong’s autonomy. Under the new policy set by the Conservative government of Boris Johnson, all Hong Kongers who have a British National Overseas (more…)
Liberty & Justice for All: The Case for Canine Suffrage
I think that dogs should be allowed to vote.
In America’s courageous fight for universal suffrage, the franchise has been extended to all those we believe are stakeholders in our nation’s future. (more…)
Three weeks ago, soon after the first “shelter in place” orders were being handed down by governors throughout the nation, I made a decision to start wearing some kind of “mask” when in public or around others. (more…)
“But what does it mean, the plague? It’s life, that’s all.”
– Albert Camus, The Plague (1947)
The Coronavirus pandemic has rather put me in mind of Albert Camus’s classic allegorical book about the pestilence that struck the “ugly and smug little port town” of his native Oran in the 1940s. The plague is a metaphor that Camus rather unsubtly intended to represent the growth of National Socialism (more…)
People want someone to blame for the coronavirus outbreak. The obvious culprit is China. It originated in China, China tried to cover up the outbreak for weeks, and the communist state has not been open with what it knows about the virus.
But liberals don’t want to blame China. They want to blame Donald Trump. Surprisingly, many on our side share this view. (more…)
Coronavirus, or COVID-19, the virus which originated in China, has now swept the globe. People are sick, many have died, there is widespread panic, entire nations have been shut down, and daily life has been disrupted virtually everywhere at this point. (more…)
The epidemic began in Australia and spread from there to other countries.
I am referring to the panic buying of toilet paper. (more…)
Consider the human immune system — not from an academic or scientific standpoint, but from a very practical and goal-oriented point of view; the goal in question being the continued health of the human. The body seals itself off from the outside world with a strong wall, known as the skin, and only communicates with it through highly specialized ports — the bodily orifices. (more…)
On the one hand, I heartily agree with their sensible views on the film’s refreshing depictions of American soldiers fighting for a White country, the comparison between Midway and The Patriot, and the rightful place and role of women with White Nationalist and traditionalist overtones. (more…)