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We Are All Crazy Now

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Did you know that there are only two countries in the world where it’s legal to advertise pharmaceutical drugs on television? One is the U.S., of course, and the other is New Zealand. I remember the early days of those ads, back in the 1990s. For example, there was the classic Zyrtec ad that showed someone climbing a mountain. You had to guess what the drug was for, because back then, they weren’t allowed to be more explicit. All the ad said was “ask your doctor.” My, how times have changed. Read more …

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Who is Responsible for the Murder of Cannon Hinnant?

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It happened on August 9th, a date that carries a lot of bad juju. It happened in Wilson County, North Carolina, which has a population of about seventy-five thousand. 55.83% white, 39.33% black. Median income $33,000. Of households with children, less than half are married couples. 16.5% have a female householder with no husband present; 30.9% are “non-families” (presumably, non-married couples). Opioid overdose fatalities have tripled in Wilson since 2012. In short, it is a poor county with all the attendant social problems that now plague rural America. Read more …

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Does Bolton Speak the Truth About Trump?

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A couple of years ago I had a disturbing dream about Donald Trump. In the dream, I was working in the White House as some kind of staffer and had occasion to enter the Oval Office to inform President Trump about something. As I stood before the President’s desk, I noticed that he kept Read more …

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The Politics of Meat:
Dietary Anti-Marxism

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If veganism is dietary Marxism, is the Carnivore movement dietary anti-Marxism? I think that the answer is yes. Indeed, the whole Carnivore subculture smells deliciously Right-wing — like a perfectly grilled ribeye steak. Read more …

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The Politics of Meat:
Dietary Marxism

Shawn Baker, M. D.

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Since going on the carnivore diet, I’ve also been delving deeply into Carnivore subculture. It has been an eye-opening experience. As we are constantly being reminded, Americans are now divided along political lines like never before. What kind of car you drive, where you shop for groceries, whether or not you smoke, what kind of regional accent you have, whether or not you live in a city, whether you hunt or own a gun, Read more …

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Becoming Carnivorous

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I have been on the Carnivore Diet for about six weeks now. In case you don’t know, this is the anti-vegan, all-meat diet. It is being touted for health reasons, but is far more interesting for the personalities and politics behind it. Really, this just ought to be called the Dissident Right Diet. Read more …

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Speak the Truth or Kiss it All Goodbye

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Blacks have now presented us with a choice: either we speak the truth about racial differences, or we get on our knees and watch as they burn our civilization down.

The riots “protesting” the death of George Floyd have now been raging for days. So far, there are seventeen confirmed deaths, countless assaults, businesses burned and looted, 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 Three

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Part 1, Part 2

The police are called, and Mitch is asked to meet the sheriff at the Fawcett farm. Some detectives from Santa Rosa are going to join them there. Presumably, Mitch is expected to repeat his mother’s account of finding the corpse of Dan Fawcett, its eyes pecked out by homicidal birds. Read more …

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They Don’t Want This to End

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If any further proof were needed that our “experts” and “leaders” know nothing, the coronavirus crisis provides an abundance of it. While the media and certain public figures keep ladling on the doom and gloom with a trowel, projecting many more months of death and economic shutdown, all signs indicate that death and hospitalization rates in the US may have peaked and are now declining. Read more …

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The Gift of Corona

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I arrived at the gym the other night at 7:50 p.m. only to be told: “By the way, we’re closing in ten minutes.” The governor had ordered all gyms to close at 8:00 that night and to remain closed until further notice. I was the last guy to hear, apparently. This was the climax in a series of events that led to my finally recognizing the gift of Corona.

I had been in a state of denial for a couple of weeks. I am still not convinced that the whole thing isn’t being massively overblown (as I argued here.) Read more …

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Is Coronavirus the Wrath of God?

John Martin, The Great Day of His Wrath, 1853.

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The epidemic began in Australia and spread from there to other countries.

I am referring to the panic buying of toilet paper. Read more …

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What Will Liberals Do When Trump is Re-Elected?

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If you enjoyed the salty taste of liberal tears as much as I did in 2016, get ready for 2020. All signs point to a Trump win. (Don’t take my word for it. See here, here, here, here, and here.) But it is what happens next that really interests me. Read more …

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RIP!

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Last week was deliciously bad for the Democrats. Utterly humiliated and reduced to impotent rage, they have been slammed with one major loss or crisis after another. Are we witnessing the self-destruction of a political party? Are the Democrats coming apart at the seams? Yes to both.

The results of the Iowa caucus are still in doubt Read more …

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Freedom is Willing Our Determination

Gustav Klimt, Death and Life

Gustav Klimt, Death and Life, 1915

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Twenty years ago I remember being absolutely outraged by an acquaintance, an M.D. by trade, who told me he was a strict biological determinist. Everything about us, he related to me over coffee, was attributable to heredity. I was flabbergasted – and indignant. Especially because he insisted that his position left no room at all for freedom of will, which he regarded as a myth. Read more …

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Give Your Amygdala a Vacation

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As I write this, a baby is staring up at me from a stroller, tightly packed with blankets to protect her from the chilly air. A bonnet fringed with pink lace covers her small head, and tiny blonde curls peek out from the edges. She is parked beside her parents and a third person, who seems to be a family friend. They are next to me at a café, where I am trying to concentrate on reading a newish translation of Being and Time. Now and then, the baby breaks my concentration by making little chirping, birdlike noises. Uncharacteristically, I am not annoyed by this. Why?  Read more …

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Christmas at Counter-Currents
Living in Truth: A Yuletide Homily

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Philippe de Champaigne, “Saint Augustin,” 1645-1650

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The key problem of our age is disconnection from truth. This takes several distinct forms. The first, and most obvious, is the prevalence of lies. As everyone knows, modern, western civilization is founded upon lies about human nature, culture, and history. The most significant of these – underlying, in one form of another, most of the rest – is the equality lie; the myth of human equality, which is the chief myth of our age. (“Myth,” as most of my readers know, can have a positive or a negative connotation, as there are salutary myths; here, obviously, I am using the term in its purely negative sense.)  Read more …

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In 2020, Will It Be ’68 or ’72?

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Marx once said “History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.” In 2020, the Democratic party seems poised to relive mistakes it made less than a lifetime ago, and to my knowledge, few have drawn the obvious parallels.

In August of 1968, at the highpoint of the anti-war, hippie countercultural movement, the Democrats met in Chicago to anoint one of their own as the man who would take on Richard Nixon. Read more …

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How to Survive Thanksgiving

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A Counter-Currents classic first published in 2017.

The annual American ritual. The annual American ordeal. The overcooked turkey that takes forever to come out of the oven. Those little round rolls, hard as flint. That sweet potato and marshmallow (yes, marshmallow) casserole that has no name but ought to be called “carbicide.” Read more …

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Prince Andrew Officially Declared Upper Class Twit of the Century

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Many of my readers will remember the “classic” Monty Python sketch in which a gaggle of impossibly stupid aristocrats, all with buckteeth and double-barreled names, gimp about an athletic field competing for the title of “Upper Class Twit of the Year.” Read more …

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No, Mr. Glassner, Trump’s Amazing Rallies Are Not a Measure of His Success

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Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer of Donald J. Trump for President, has written an op-ed for The Minnesota Sun in which he attempts to explain the amazing turnout at Trump’s rallies. Trouble is, he gets it all wrong.

The Trump rally phenomenon demands a serious sociological study. It’s too bad there are no longer any serious sociologists. Read more …

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Soporific Cinema

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I like to fall asleep in front of the TV, and I’ve established a ritual for it. After a hard day of writing inspirational articles for Counter-Currents (under various pennames), I mix myself a drink that consists of vodka, soda water, lots of lime juice, and lots of ice. I thought I had invented this carb-less drink until, to my embarrassment, I discovered it already had a name: “The Skinny Bitch.” Apparently, it is also enjoyed by rail-thin rich bitches sitting poolside at the country club (like that mother on Arrested Development). Read more …

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The Counter-Currents 2019 Fundraiser
Do Not Throw Away the Hero in Your Soul

Finnish hero Lauri Törni

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Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 in order to expand our efforts to build a metapolitical vanguard for White Nationalism. So far, we have received 80 donations totaling $18,115.92. We set our goals high because the task we have before us is formidable, but not impossible. And we need your help to succeed.

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I sometimes wonder who I am writing for. I know that a couple of my friends read every essay I post (though recently, one of them has been falling down on the job). Read more …

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There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be Alive
The Ultimate White Pill

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My friends on the Right bemoan the fact that we’re not living in Leave It To Beaver. They play the “what era would you like to live in?” game, picking any time other than this one. Because this is the End Time, you see; the Kali Yuga, the Wolf Age. Hell, yes! It is all those things and more. But I, for one, feel privileged to live in Dystopia. Truly, there has never been a better time to be alive. Read more …

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The Assange Outrage

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A little more than two years ago I published a piece on this site titled “I Keep Forgetting that I’m Not an American.” The occasion was Wikileaks’ release of “Vault 7” and the reaction from establishment Republicans. Vault 7 consisted of thousands of documents revealing the CIA’s ability to compromise smartphones and smart TVs, as well as Web browsers and even cars. As I mentioned in my essay from 2017, I greeted this news with elation: “The bastards have been exposed!” Read more …

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2018: The Year to End all Years
(And What to Expect from 2019!)

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It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. Actually, it wasn’t all that bad. In fact, quite a few good things happened in 2018 – in the world, and even in our Movement.

Just for kicks, let’s first look at what the Establishment is celebrating. CNN ran an article on its website with the encouraging title “2018 Wasn’t ALL Bad: Here Are All the Good Things that Happened in the World.” Read more …

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Mad as Hell:
How Broadway Ruined Network

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When asked to name my favorite film, I have a tough time choosing between Fight Club and Network. I was delighted, therefore, when I learned that Network had been turned into a Broadway play starring Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad. What could possibly go wrong?

Well, everything, as it turned out.

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The Brief, Shining Moment of Lindsey Graham

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I’ve always thought of Lindsey Graham as a milquetoast and a useless RINO. But – surprise, surprise – last Thursday he emerged as the man of the hour, with his impassioned defense of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Graham’s unscripted remarks (totaling less than five minutes) are fascinating in part because they give us a window into the mind of a conventional establishment conservative – Read more …

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You’re Going to Regret Committing Suicide

Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, contemplating jumping off a bridge in It’s a Wonderful Life

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I think about suicide about once a week. I don’t mean that I am doing any serious planning. Nor am I whiling away the hours spinning the cylinder on my revolver. It’s just that, in one way or another, suicide enters my mind on a regular basis as a possibility, as a question, or as a social phenomenon. Read more …

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“Most Likely You Go Your Way & I’ll Go Mine”
Stephen King’s Fight Club

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Chuck Palahnuik
Adjustment Day: A Novel
London: Jonathan Cape, 2018

“Ears, gentlemen. Sandinista ears.”[1]

I had almost reached the massive iron door, hidden behind a construction dumpster, that serves as the entrance to the abandoned glove factory that has been my squat for the past several years Read more …

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A Greater Gift than Fight Club?
Chuck Palahniuk’s Adjustment Day

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Chuck Palahniuk
Adjustment Day: A Novel
New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2018

The characters and plot of Chuck Palahniuk’s new novel Adjustment Day are thoroughly grounded in the politics of the New Right.

Here you will find withering parodies of feminism, “diversity,” and political correctness, Read more …

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