Monday, October 16, 2017

They're Hopeless

They are incapable of learning.

An Alt Righter with sweaty fantasies about documented race-mixer Ann Coulter writes:

The Left thinks it has scored some recent victories by “infiltrating” our private gatherings and reporting on them. This includes the London Forum and the Counter-Currents-sponsored Northwest Forum. As Greg Johnson has already pointed out, all these infiltrators succeeded in doing was proving that we say the same things in private that we do in public. 

The absolute cluelessness of Der Movement, it’s “rock stars,” and the pathetic fanboys of the rock stars, is stunning.  They still just don’t get it.  The fundamental take home lesson of the Hope Not Hate infiltration (no scare quotes necessary, you mendacious shill) is not what was revealed, or not revealed.  That’s not the point at all.  The point is what it tells us about “movement” “leaders” – feckless, mendacious, naive, with horrifically poor judgment, a complete inability to distinguish friends from enemies (embrace your enemies and give them the keys to the kingdom, “ban” your friends), freakishness (yes, let’s walk around in khaki shirts, drinking mead, blowing on Viking horns, and reciting poems in Old Norse), and the typical ethnic fetishism (“extreme vetting” vanishes when a Swede with a transparently flimsy cover story shows up).  Worst of all, the “leaders” cannot admit error, cannot take responsibility for what they have done, cannot accept accountability for their stupidity, but instead lash out at justified criticism and have shills write nonsense to defend them.  They’re hopeless. Hopeless.

But this infiltration has the potential to birth an even more important, and less obvious, unintended consequence (and this one is real Cunning of Reason stuff). After the infiltration of the Northwest Forum, the organizers have now decided to make these events public. Our movement already has annual or semi-annual conferences, such as AmRen and NPI. However, the vast majority of events are private, invitation-only affairs which rely on secrecy: vetting (sometimes none-too-successful-vetting, it seems), announcing the location at the last minute, etc. These infiltrations teach us that the way forward may be to end this practice, and make many of our events open to the public. This would make us more visible — more of a regular part of the social and political landscape.

That’s great.  If it is such a great idea, why weren’t the meetings public to begin with?  One must await how this new genius idea will work out. Who will be picked to arrange meeting security?  Tim Wise?  Noel Ignatiev? Antifa?  

Some will try and pass this all off as “the crazy and bitter Ted Sallis going on a tirade again.”  The fact is, I’m just as bothered – actually more bothered – by the reaction to the infiltration than the fact of the infiltration itself.  None of the primary victims have exhibited sufficient character to hold themselves accountable for what happened, or to even acknowledge how bad it all was.  Instead we get ‘spin” – the infiltrator was an effeminate nobody, inarticulate and forgettable (yet invited to give speeches and invited to assist in meeting vetting, and involved in “movement” activity for a year, meeting all sorts of “rock stars”), and he really didn’t accomplish anything.  Move on, move on, there’s nothing to see here.

Actually, the “movement” got lucky here, more damage could have been done if the Left was not so inept, and so navel-gazing that they thought that exposing some reasonable Alt Right viewpoints would somehow be a disastrous exposure.  The only disastrous exposure was to show how inept the Right is.

And, since I’m on this topic I’ll formally raise the following disturbing possibility: this incident is just the tip of the iceberg, perhaps even a distraction from a more troubling possibility indeed.  Perhaps Der Movement has its own Gerald/Bill Haydon (and maybe more than one) – not an infiltrator per se but an actual well-placed and deep cover mole.  Maybe one of the current or future “rock stars” of Der Movement is actually a dedicated anti-racist, well burrowed into the fabric of “movement” Nutzi antics.  Who knows what revelations there are to come?  Meanwhile, the run-of-the-mill “sincere” ineptness of Der Movement does enough damage.