At first glance, it may seem as if the 2001 film The Believer has a lot to offer today’s dissident Right. It’s about a self-loathing Jew, masterfully played by Ryan Gosling in his first cinematic starring role, who becomes a Nazi skinhead and is then forced into desperate soul-searching as violent plans he puts into place come to fruition.
At second glance, however, no. Same with the third, fourth, fifth, and all the other glances. No. As a film that addresses the Jewish Question head on, The Believer has almost nothing to offer white advocates, nationalists, or identitarians of any stripe. This film is not about white people; furthermore, it doesn’t even seem to care about white people. (more…)