At the risk of being called bitter and neurotic…
I read the comments thread here and find myself in agreement with all of Silver’s comments. So I think: there is either something wrong with me or something wrong with the Alt Right. Granted I am not unbiased here, but I do think the problem lies with the Alt Right and not with me.
It’s one thing if Der Movement decided it liked Jorjani’s book (more on that below) and/or wanted him as a guest speaker at a meeting or two. Having outside allies collaborating with you, independent of your own group, no problem. Fine. But, they – the same “movement” that goes into paranoid purity spirals over suspected Jewish ancestry and which oozes with contempt and hatred toward Southern and Eastern Europeans - have raised this guy, this half-Iranian NECist, high in their councils; he is a “cofounder of AltRight.com,” and also “Editor-in-Chief of Arktos.” Apparently, he’s on track to be groomed as the academic heir apparent to KMacD. This is the same “movement” which became hysterical over Enoch’s half-Jewish wife. I mean, yes, I know that Der Movement loves its unprincipled exceptions, but this really “jumps the shark.” It’s madness, and if speaking out about it causes me to be labeled as “neurotically bitter,” or puts me in the same company as Silver, then so be it.
Then we have that book, described thus (emphasis added):
In Prometheus & Atlas, Dr. Jorjani endeavors to deconstruct the nihilistic materialism and rootless rationalism of the modern West by showing how it was grounded on a dishonest suppression of the spectral and why it has a parasitic relationship with Abrahamic religious fundamentalism. Rejecting the marginalization of ESP and psychokinesis as "paranormal," Prometheus & Atlas makes the case that psi is only "super Natural" insofar as our reductive modern scientific models have occluded Supernature for practical purposes. At the same time, Jorjani calls for a conscious recognition of the superhumanly empowering archetypes of Prometheus and Atlas, which he argues have unconsciously driven the daring scientific exploration and discovery of all those cultures that adopted and adapted the cosmopolitan promise of the Hellenic heritage. Embracing the Promethean and Atlantic spirit, and a reach for a fiery fusion of the horizons of the Eastern and Western worlds, would mean the dawn of a new age and an integral society wherein the modern barriers between Science, Religion, Politics, and Art have been dynamited.
It is true that some (Western) scientists are narrow-minded, but not all are. I for one approve of the late Henry Harpending’s description (starting at 8:10) of what real science is about in this video. So, I do not “marginalize” “ESP and psychokinesis” - but I am properly skeptical. Please demonstrate that it cannot be disproved, it cannot be explained by other mechanisms, show data consistent with its existence, and then I’ll tentatively accept it until new data come in. But I’m not going to accept X, Y, Z just because it’s the latest “movement” fad, or because the latest fast-moving “movement” meteor flashing across the demented sky of Der Movement’s fever dreams preaches the validity of the paranormal to “deconstruct” Western science. Sure, no doubt the same retardates who think that March of the Titans is actual history rather than something akin to the pseudo-Hitler’s story in The Iron Dream – those same retardates will buy whatever suspect goods Jorjani is peddling. But the rest of us are under no obligation to keep quiet about it.
And then we have this. Now, there’s something about this Jorjani that makes no sense. Since he’s relatively new to the “racialist scene,” it would be premature to make any conclusions about this oddity (which because of professional courtesy, etc. I will not comment on), but, still, it is odd. I’ll be keeping a close eye on further developments (or the lack thereof).
I will say that this whole Jorjani episode has not been Der Movement’s finest hour.
Yeah, Roissy, drink your milk, daily, by the bucketful. Get back to us though when you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Seriously though, adult men shouldn’t be having, on average, more than two servings of dairy per day because of the aforementioned cancer risk. Being a swarthoid, I prefer, for example, a nutrient-rich dairy food such as Greek yogurt, high in protein and with a free dose of probiotics, but to each his own. On a Turner Diaries–style racialist note, my question for Roissy would be: given that West African lactase hotspot, did your gravity-defying-ass Black girlfriend drink milk?
Presumably, the Game/Movement “take” on the milk/dairy-prostate cancer connection would be to label it as a conspiracy hatched by dastardly lactose-intolerant “Jew doctors.”
Seriously again, I like dairy products myself but am rationing my intake because I’d really prefer not to unnecessarily increase my risk for prostate cancer. 1-2 dairy servings/day are more than enough. White men need to take care of their health and not listen to drooling idiots like Jimmy Weasel. Today, people live longer and the excess milk drinking that had no consequence when folks were dropping dead in their 40s or 50s (if the men weren’t killed earlier in battle) today can have consequences later on in life. Further, it’s not like we in the West today have any shortage of protein, fat, and calories in our diets, and thus require chugging milk. Moderate dairy intake can take care of calcium needs (in conjunction with other dietary sources).
The main point: Roissy is another example of Der Movement’s unprincipled exceptions. Yes, Der Movement opposes miscegenation and praises The Turner Diaries as “the blueprint of the revolution,” and yet makes a big deal over this ferret-faced juvenile jackass, who is on record bragging about a past Negress girlfriend and who has also stated that dating outside the race can raise a White man’s “sexual marketplace value.” But as long as Jimmy Weasel throws some red meat to the Nutzi rabid dogs, they’ll drink the Heartistian Kool-Aid.
I’ll say this: I’ve been involved in the “movement” – in one way or another – longer than most of the individuals extant in Der Movement today. Certainly, much longer than Spencer and virtually all of the other Alt Right bigwigs, longer than Johnson, (much) longer by (very) far than all of the millennial types. That of course does not necessarily make me right and they wrong, just as the fact that Duke and Strom have been involved longer than me makes them right and me wrong. However, there is something to be said for experience, particularly when the person in question is capable of learning from their mistakes and from the mistakes of others (and I believe I can so learn). I may be “bitter” but seeing the same mistakes made over and over again, and seeing your earnest (*) warnings go unheeded, can do that to a person.
*Another favorite van Vogt word. This would be a classic van Vogt sentence: “Frowning, Ted Sallis earnestly explains where racial nationalists have gone wrong.”