EGI Notes

Thursday, January 5, 2017

A Brisk Fisking, 1/5/17

Alt Right analysis.

Greg Johnson makes some good arguments here, although I am not in agreement with the overall theme of the piece.

More to the point, there’s a glaring omission: the Alt Wrong.  That’s the “HBD race realism” school and associated precincts, represented, e.g. by Sailer-Derbyshire-Amren-Unz (and to some extent TOO).  That’s an even graver danger than the Alt Light.

As regards some other points. A very brisk fisking:

Indeed, they have to find it to be a safe and welcoming space, not a madhouse of trolling, bullying, and doxing.

How about a madhouse of ethnic fetishism, juvenile jackassery, bizarre conspiracy theorizing, and gnostic esotericism?

There’s a lot of fearful talk about the Alt Light “co-opting” or “subverting” the Alt Right, or preventing people from becoming further radicalized. Frankly, though, this would happen only if we fail at our mission. But we already know that failure is a theoretical possibility.

It’s more than just theoretical, it is actual. Revilo Oliver talked about 50 years of “movement” failure – back in 1969!  It hasn’t gotten better since then.  “Progress” has simply been the result of the historical accident of Trump’s candidacy.  Given the ineptness of Der Movement ,co-opting is a legitimate concern.

People are allies/fellow travelers to the exact extend to which our principles and interests are the same, and not beyond that point.

Indeed.  I agree.  Although why is it “shit-stirring” when some people act upon this principle, and not when others do so?

Trying to assert that the Alt Right is “nothing but” White Nationalism or National Socialism.

My basic concern is precisely the opposite: trying to assert that WN is “nothing but” the Alt Right. There is in fact more to racial nationalism than Pepe-Kek juvenile jackassery, HBD race realism that worships Jews and other Asiatics, “traditionalism,” and Alt Light figures who are Jewish, racially mixed, and/or in mixed marriages.

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