Alt Right, the Derb, and Jeronimus
Today's regularly scheduled critique of the Alt Right will be postponed, and possibly will be significantly modified for future presentation, due to uncertainty about the ongoing chaos within the Alt Right. It seems that – for now – AltRight.com has password-protected access and is no longer open to the general public. Whether that is just a temporary situation, a technical glitch, or a more long-term change in their approach – who knows? We’ll see. And then “The Movement Critic,” in his own inimitable style, posts a continuous stream of material on Alt Right bigwigs; even if only a small fraction of that is accurate, it is troubling and indicative of a chaotic mess.
We’ll have to keep a close eye on these developments, and the potential impact on Der Movement, Inc. and on White racial nationalism in general.
At this point, I see no reason to change my “this too shall pass” prediction about the Alt Right: sooner or later it will turn out to be another “movement” passing fad, and we’ll look back (as usual) at all the wasted time, effort, and money and wonder what happened.
For me, it is getting closer and closer to 25 years – a quarter-century – of putting up with “movement” nonsense, and the most frustrating thing is seeing the same mistakes being made over and over again. I’ve already talked about the endless Man on White Horse Syndrome, but the latest fiascos are something different: the “movement” propensity to eagerly grasp onto any follower, any self-proclaimed savior, any person who professes their “willingness to help” or their interest in any way, without the slightest degree of skepticism, prudence, alertness, or discretion on the part of the "movement" whatsoever. Regardless of the actual outcome of the Kline/Mosely military combat revelations, the main point I get from that is (from the NY Times article):
He rose from a self-described “anonymous Twitter troll” to head of one of the largest groups in the so-called alt-right.
There you go. A rapid rise indeed. Some “extreme vetting” no doubt. Anyone see a pattern in any of these recent events? Kline/Mosely. The Jorjani fiasco. The comedy of Hermansson and the other recent infiltrations. It’s the same old story. Impatience, immaturity, a lack of judgment, a lack of depth, and zero accountability.
Forget about “extreme vetting” – there is no vetting at all. There’s no discretion, no prudence, when it comes to personnel. No screening – real screening. No conception that a person has to “pay their dues” over time, to invest years of activism, to be known by established activists, to “make their bones” – even if merely by consistent and useful online work – before being trusted with any sort of position or authority. No, to Der Movement, if you are ostensibly White, can fog a mirror held up to your nose, and profess allegiance to “the cause” – you’re in, handed the “keys to the kingdom” after an “apprenticeship” of weeks (or, if you’re Swedish, days…or maybe hours). Of course, it’s true that a determined infiltrator can become a mole and put years of work in and climb in the “movement” – one has to be on guard even then. But, by analogy, just because a highly-skilled professional cat burglar can circumvent the sophistical security you have to protect your valuables is no excuse to shrug, give up, and just leave your front door wide open. It’s an ongoing "Red Queen” scenario of mutual completion and adaption on both sides; if one side just cedes the fight then they lose every time. And it’s not just infiltrators, keeping up standards weeds out well-meaning but incompetent individuals or individuals who are sincere but of poor character, chronic liars who cannot be trusted. Also, people who have invested years into serious activism, not merely lulzing or Nutzi acting out, and who prove a sound theoretical, ideological, and moral understanding of the situation – these are less likely to drop out or turn traitor.
And remember this when the Millennial Alt Righters decry the “extremism” of “Boomer” “White Nationalism 1.0”:
Speaking previously on a far-right podcast, Mr Kline identified himself as a HR person who fires "n****** and sp*** all day. Before that I was in the army and I got to kill Muslims for fun. I’m not sure which one was better, watching n****** and sp*** cry they can’t feed their little mud children or watching Muslims’ brains sprayed on the wall. Honestly both probably suck compared to listening to a k*** scream…"
The Alt Right is the enemy of White racial nationalism. Better a hundred William Pierces than any of these crude, vulgar, lulzing, drunken jackasses. That’s why I put The Movement Critic on my blog list, at least for now. Not that I agree with most or all that is there (although most of it is highly amusing), but Der Movement needs a good disinfectant, and the more stringent, the better.
No doubt Derbyshire finds it ‘thrilling.” Just his “cup of tea: so to speak, no?
Then we have Strom’s Jeronimus interviews.
Interesting premise and the overall strategy can be one approach, of several, to pursue, but there are some basic problems.
This Jeronimus says he in his “late 40s” but seems to not have learned too much. Contrast this to Strom in his early 60s, who exhibits a bit more prudence. With the idea of having White families renting out apartment space in cities, Strom brings up the obvious problem of “fair housing” laws and that the project “will need a good lawyer.” That’s realistic and prudent, and anticipates problems and contingencies. Jeronimus, on the other hand, blows off these concerns, blithely assuring us that “no one will bother you” as long as you are “not LARPING” (why must a Generation Xer use such Millennial terms?). I tend to agree with Strom’s skepticism. You’ll need to very carefully “fly under the radar” and to the extent the strategy is successful, the greater the chance of the System understanding what is going on and attempting to sabotage it. The fact that some scattered Nutzis here and there are presently unmolested, while doing something vaguely similar, in one sense proves my point, as the System will target the more successful and, hence, dangerous manifestations of this. Perhaps by not “LARPING” and being more serious that would make the project more of a target?
That’s not say: "don’t so it." DO do it. But don’t go in half-assed, assuming everything will work out, and not having contingency plans for problems. Don’t underestimate the enemy and don’t underestimate their mendacity and persistence in preventing White organization. Of course you’ll need legal representation and a whole host of other things that this Jeronimus apparently has not considered (no worries though – all those imaginary billionaire sugar daddies will find it all). I for one cannot really trust the judgment of anyone who would so casually dismiss Strom’s caution. And why publicize the project at such an early date, to increase the probability of being targeted?
Related to that, it was Strom who brought up the obvious point of “should we be talking about this publicly?” (But they continued to do so and this has been put up on the website). “The revolution will not be televised” – but it sure will be podcasted about in advance, I guess.
The same “movement” ineptness, lack of judgment, absence of prudent contingency planning, etc. Everything is half-assed, assumed, poorly planned.
And the idea that any of the current crop of White Billionaires will fund anything pro-White is ludicrously naïve. If these billionaires were so inclined, there’s a lot they could have done already to help pro-White causes.
And: Allen Dulles killed JFK? Evidence?
There’s that old saying that “military intelligence” is an oxymoron.
And so it goes…