American liberals are torn over our national symbols. On one hand, they claim them as their own and say they represent everything they love–multiculturalism, equality, anti-fascism, and DEMOCRACY. On the other, they will say at times these symbols offend them and must be replaced. This conflict was encapsulated last week by New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay. (more…)
Tag: the Leftist mind
Metapolitics Matters:Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Roberts
& The Anatomy of a Revolution
I had occasion to visit Fort Collins, Colorado this summer. In doing so I was able to discover information on an important Rightist of the 1960s, Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Roberts. LTC Roberts was a longtime resident of the area and active on the local AM radio community. He is buried at Grandview Cemetery.
Archibald Edward Roberts (1915–2006) is almost unique for the men of his generation and social class. (more…)
Nineteen Eighty-Four Revisited, Part III:
What Orwell Can Still Teach Us
Among the many useful concepts bequeathed to us by Orwell, “doublethink” tops the list. It is a priceless tool for understanding how “normies” function within the repressive, PC societies of the West. The novel offers us two separate discussions of doublethink, which complement each other. The first occurs early in the story, and is the most famous passage dealing with the term:
Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)
2. A Will to Nothingness: The Essence of Leftist Metaphysics
We are now in a position to step back from these observations and draw some general conclusions about the metaphysics of Leftist ideology. I trust the reader understands, however, that I am identifying the metaphysics that underlies Leftist ideology. (more…)
Part 1 of 2 (Part 2 here)
Metaphysics is the science of what is real. It is the most fundamental branch of philosophy; other philosophical ideas are derived from or based upon metaphysical convictions. For example, the Epicurean principle that pleasure is the highest good follows from its materialism and rejection of belief in an afterlife. However, it is also possible to speak of metaphysics outside of the context of philosophical systems. (more…)
Popular Christian writer Rachel Held Evans died last weekend at the young age of 37.
Held Evans’ death caused much sorrow among mainstream media outlets. Even Hillary Clinton mourned her death.
The reasons are obvious: Held Evans was a former evangelical who pushed progressive Christianity. (more…)
I Listened to Chapo Trap House So You Don’t Have To
No other form of media better encapsulates the socialist backlash in the English-speaking world against 21st century neoliberalism than the bizarre Marxist podcast Chapo Trap House, hosted by “large adult sons” (more…)
In which Nicholas R. Jeelvy demonstrates the insidiousness of 19th-century political leftism and its tendency to subvert culture and morality by tugging on the heartstrings of the impressionable and kind.
My own personal journey through Victor Hugo’s epic began at a very young age. (more…)
Despite deeply appreciating the victory of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, I didn’t experience the schadenfreude I thought I would. The part of my mind which harbors hatred for my enemies and usually roils at the anti-white antics of the Left felt oddly calm and steady. (more…)
Undeniably, we are seeing madness on display. But with some of them, there’s method in the madness. And the method is far more frightening. (more…)
Alain Brossat and Sylvie Klingberg
Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism
New York: Verso, 2016.
In the relatively recent publication in English (for the first time) of the 1983 French book Revolutionary Yiddishland, Jewish authors Alain Brossat and Sylvie Klingberg document Jewish radical Leftist politics in Europe in the early to mid-20th century. (more…)
A Redpilled Reevaluation of the Peoples Temple Tragedy
On November 18, 1978, the congregation of the Peoples Temple, a radical, socialist/Leftist congregation of the mainline Protestant Disciples of Christ, died in a massive murder-suicide event on the orders of their leader, Jim Jones. Their suicide method, drinking poisoned water containing fruit drink mix on the orders of a narcissistic, sociopathic megalomaniac, gave rise to the expression, “drink the Kool-Aid.”
Much ink has been spilled about how the theology of Jim Jones was so strange and false that it was only natural that the Peoples Temple would end in disaster. There has also been a great deal of analysis of Jones’ own nature. (more…)
Tuesday, November 7th, marked the one hundredth anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution (called the “October Revolution,” since in the Julian calendar it took place on October 25th). But you would never know it.
Vladimir Putin declared last year that discussion of the Revolution should be left to professional historians— (more…)
At their best, leftist thinkers are unmatched in their ability to detect, explain, and belittle systems of power. Fundamentally, that is the goal of the left: to “deconstruct” hierarchies they find immoral, for one reason or another. On the whole, this is a negative, anti-civilizational impulse. As José Antonio Primo de Rivera said, the left, “at bottom aspires to destroy everything, even goodness.” (more…)
The morality fed to the majority comes from centralized (((media))) that normies are not acute enough to realize are under the control of a different tribe. They don’t actually like multiculti, they absolutely hate political correctness, but because the average human is just one cell in a racial organism, they take the tribal norm that is given and roll with it. Because of this, the accusation of being “racist” is deeply psychologically crippling. It is an outgroup word and accusation of tribal betrayal. (more…)
I have a confession to make.
As insightful, reasonable, and well-written as most articles are at Counter-Currents, I really don’t enjoy reading them. The same goes for articles found on American Renaissance, VDARE, and similar sites. Who would enjoy the kinds of articles published by the Alt Right these days? (more…)
The Left’s Psychological Warfare Against Europeans
I can’t think of a more insidious phenomenon in our times than the manipulation of the moral sensibilities of Europeans to bring about their own destruction, and it is the Left that’s in charge of this manipulation, which should be designated as a form of psychological warfare.
In the world of mixed martial arts, something big happened very recently. The state of New York finally decided to legalize professional cage fighting. MMA organizations like the UFC have been lobbying for the legalization of their sport in New York for years now. And by a vote of 113 to 25 in the New York State Assembly, the ayes finally had their way.
After the attacks on Charlie Hebdo last year I wrote about the puerile immaturity of the response in some quarters. Later in the year, after the even more deadly attacks in Paris, I wrote about the empty sentimentality of the response in some quarters. These two responses are in fact facets of the same mindset; a bipolar condition that simultaneously laughs and cries at our collective suicide whilst refusing to admit that anything is fundamentally wrong. It is an adolescent sensibility that combines impotent cynicism with ostentatious mawkishness.
There once was a little man. He lived and
Then he died, blood and the contents of his skull
Mixed with the others’. The end. Then how full
Were the streets with candles, hearts of chalk, grand
Monuments all evanescently lit
With the colours of what happened to be
His country’s flag. Oh they were cowardly
Those wicked Brusselaars who dared commit (more…)
The Left is Intellectually Inferior
While reading rightist (especially Alt-Rightist) literature or blogs I see a pervading conviction that the Left is intellectually superior to the Right. I think this conviction arises from the fact that most modern intellectuals are leftist, and that liberal academia and media distort the intellectual history of the West and pretend that it has always been this way. It is not true, and thanks to the work of various Alt-Right authors we know it. (more…)
Stranger in a Strange Land
For the last ten years I have been involved in the Right scene, mostly nationalist and traditionalist, both on the internet and in real life. I am perfectly aware of all the vices of this scene (the backstabbing, sectarianism, in-fighting, alcoholics, kooks, renegades) as I have experienced them first-hand. However, I am also perfectly aware of all the vices of the Left scene. (more…)
While varying degrees of ethno-nationalism, the aesthetics of the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s, and a sense of humor that is deeply Hyperborean are all commonplace on the alt-right, most of us are not actual fascists in the sense that we adhere to the beliefs and political programs outlined and implemented by leaders like Mussolini or Codreanu almost a century ago. (more…)