The “Alternative Right"

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Re: The “Alternative Right"

Postby American Dream » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:13 pm

Fascism Against Time: Nationalism, Media Blindness, and the Cult of Augustus Sol Invictus


When I arrived, Augustus was reading Jack Donovan’s The Way of Men, a sort of manifesto of “male tribalism.” Jack, also living in Portland, has had his own infamy grow over recent years. His first book, Androphilia, was a call to other queer men to drop what he saw as the “gay identity,” and to instead reclaim their masculinity. He has gone on to write heavily about masculinity and male tribalism, now speaking at White Nationalist allied organizations like the National Policy Institute and American Renaissance. Most recently he has made news for joining the controversial group the Wolves of Vinland, a “folkish” heathen collective that combines many of the tribalist ideas of motorcycle gangs with Germanic neo-paganism.[v]

Augustus was on his way to get a tattoo from Donovan after our meeting, which was his campaign’s logo on his back. This is an eagle, wings outstretched, clutching a “fasces.” This, as I mentioned in the other articles, is a bundle of sticks bound together, the image for Mussolini’s Fascist Party. It is also the image above the Roman senate of antiquity, a move towards the plausible deniability of the Invictus campaign. In his comment on Facebook, he mentions this “fasces,” a motif he is happy to resurrect.

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Campaign logo for Augustus Sol Invictus.
The bound sticks are called fasces.


Past polite pleasantries, we jumped headfirst into the meat of it as I delved into pointed questions about his positions on race, gender, nationalism, and other topics that have made his “Fireside Chats” so controversial. For his part, Augustus not only answered honestly, but seemed to fight to do so. I have interviewed dozens, perhaps hundreds, of people in my life, but almost none tried quite so hard to give an honest answer as he did across the table from me. Here he took time to analyze his own thoughts and to be as clear and as fair as possible, all of which is done to keep himself in line with some of the values that make up his own image of heroism.

I led with a question about race and IQ, asking if he believed that there were genetically defined racial difference in intelligence. This has been one of the most common edge arguments of White Nationalists over the last decade, creating a “field” known as “Human Biological Diversity.” This was formerly known as “race realism,” but HBD sounds even more innocuous and less likely to raise flags immediately to uninitiated onlookers. Augustus’ family is bi-racial, as he has bi-racial children with a woman from Puerto Rico.

He answered clearly that he thought that there was not enough evidence to make a determination one way or the other, and that IQ studies tended to be “political” and overly prejudiced. When I asked whether it gave him pause when thinking about his own children, he said no.

“No, I know my kids are smart,” he said, referencing that they were in the gifted program.


Much more at: http://godsandradicals.org/2016/03/24/f ... -invictus/
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Re: The “Alternative Right"

Postby Wombaticus Rex » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:17 pm

^^Quite an excellent piece, thank you.
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Re: The “Alternative Right"

Postby jakell » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:36 am

Godsandradicals' repetition of Antifascistnews' claim that Spengler is a fascist author (which is consequently used to daub those who quote him, or subscribe to some of his ideas) could do with some attention.

Also the act of unexamined repetition could do with some attention, and how this is used to maintain/reinforce pre-existing dog whistles and fnords

Potential discussion points are numerous, even more so with some creativity, it just needs folks who are willing or able. As a gentle mental warm-up, some fun could be had stickingwordstogether.

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Don't hear of these nearly enough nowadays for such a useful concept (maybe it has been fnorded itself!), thought I'd do my bit to revive it.
" Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism"
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Re: The “Alternative Right"

Postby Jerky » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:42 am

I would agree that Spengler is not a fascist author, but fascists (obsessed as they tend to be with pseudo-historical "Golden Ages" and, conversely, narratives of decadence and decline) really love Spengler.

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Re: The “Alternative Right"

Postby jakell » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:51 am

Jerky » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:42 pm wrote:I would agree that Spengler is not a fascist author, but fascists (obsessed as they tend to be with pseudo-historical "Golden Ages" and, conversely, narratives of decadence and decline) really love Spengler.

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This may be the case, but it hasn't been my experience. I've spent a fair bit of time observing and taking part in conversations involving far right folks, on both sides of the Atlantic (mainly mine), and barely seen him mentioned, if at all, I've only seen him discussed in depth by other sources.
In other words, this may be a fallacy.

With the advent of 'alt-right' we may have a second chance to verify this. If they are as verbose and pseudo-intellectual as antifascistnews claims them to be, then we will no doubt see Spengler given a high status. If they understand Spengler though (ie, not so 'psuedo') then they may avoid this, knowing that his focus is on inevitability.

I find it difficult to see why you strongly connect the love of 'narratives of decadence and decline' with fascists. almost the entire psychosphere revolving around peak oil, global warming. and general collapse predictions was initially populated by Leftist types, it's only relatively recently that the Right have started to produce their own take on this.
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Re: The “Alternative Right"

Postby General Patton » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:48 pm

People on the altright, as a general rule, don't read books. At most they skim through them. Same was true when NRx was around, their lack of reading was pretty obvious.
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Re: The “Alternative Right"

Postby American Dream » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:59 pm

Why are the internet’s worst people so obsessed with the word “cuck?”

APRIL 6, 2016

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You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means

“Cuck,” short for “cuckold,” has become the insult of choice in this surreal political season, at least amongst alt-rightists and anime Nazis and other elements of Donald Trump’s political army.

The insult, inspired by a specialized porn genre in which white “hotwives” have sex with black men while their white “cuckold” husbands watch, is intended to suggest not just emasculation but also a kind of racial treason. Or at least that’s what the insult originally meant; at this point it gets thrown at anyone and everyone who stands in the way of the Trump revolution — including women, who by definition can’t be “cucked.”

The people who are most fond of this insult seem to think it has some sort of magical power. In a recent post on the alt-right site The Right Stuff, a guy who calls himself Auschwitz Soccer Ref declares that, in the word “cuck,” he and his comrades had found a sort of right-wing version of “racist,” which he describes as “a powerful, weaponized term” that leftists use to take down, well, racists like him.


Continues at: http://www.wehuntedthemammoth.com/2016/ ... word-cuck/
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Re: The “Alternative Right"

Postby American Dream » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:31 am

Notorious Neo-Nazi Hacker and White Supremacist Website May Face Fines for Anti-Semitic Trolling

The neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer and the blackout hacker Andrew Auernheimer, better known as 'weev,' could face fines under federal law for sending anti-Semitic fliers to college campuses.

Andrew ‘Weev’ Auernheimer, the notorious neo-Nazi hacker who late this March blasted unprotected printers across the country with swastika adorned fliers promoting an anti-Semitic, white supremacist website, could face legal trouble because of his trolling.

Auernheimer and the website, the Daily Stormer.com, could be charged up to $500 in fines per flier under the Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005, according to Forbes.

“The law prohibits parties from sending unsolicited advertisements to a fax machine without an established business relationship with the recipient and the recipient must have provided their fax number to the sender voluntarily,” the magazine reported.

The law stems from the idea that if organizations are forced to print materials and advertisements without their consent, their paper and ink are being stolen. “In other words, Weev potentially committed petty theft—and a lot of it,” the magazine reported.

Auernheimer alluded to the side effect of subverting the resources of the victims of his cyber attack.

“The sheer volume of paper one can generate with a single command is impressive,” Auernheimer bragged in a blog post following the incident. “An average pulping tree produces 8330 sheets of paper. That is a very small fraction of the number of devices we can print to on the public internet.”

The fliers, which appeared on printers and fax machines of colleges, universities, and unprotected office networks across the country, was addressed to white men.

“White man … are you sick and tired of the Jews destroying your country through mass immigration and degeneracy? Join us in the struggle for global white supremacy at The Daily Stormer.”

Auernheimer, who has a swastika tattooed across his chest, argued on Twitter that he could not be fined under the law, as he is not an employee of the Daily Stormer, nor did he consult the website prior to the hack. He did, however, ask the website’s audience of 2.6 million people to design the code that was pushed to the printers.

In an interview with the Washington Times, Andrew Anglin, the founder of The Daily Stormer, fully endorsed the weev’s actions.

“Of course I endorse it. Six million percent, I endorse this glorious action,” he said.

It is unknown how many fliers were printed, though some estimates put it in the thousands, meaning that potential fines could range into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. If he faces a fine for each flier, this could prove a devastating financial blow to the Daily Stormer, which recently had its PayPal account shuttered and moved its contributions to BitCoin and GoogleWallet.




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Re: The “Alternative Right"

Postby American Dream » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:55 pm

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AUGUSTUS SOL INVICTUS COMING TO CHICAGO

APRIL 13, 2016

For those who have been watching this saga unfold, things are becoming more and more difficult for neo-fascist politician Augustus Sol Invictus. Running for Marko Rubio’s seat in the Senate, this candidate is running with the Florida Libertarian Party(against their general wishes). He is a Thelemite pagan, which is the part that many focus on, who argues in favor of hierarchy, nationalism, various types of eugenics, and taking power with a show of strength.

In general, Invictus went under the radar for months, with news stories mainly focusing on his embarrassing videos of animal sacrifice and his public use of drugs during ceremonies. This was, however, until he was shutdown by Rose City Antifa in Portland, Oregon, and then denied access to Canada where the reformed American Front were organizing an event for him. Shortly after he announced that he was speaking at the National Socialist Movement’s conference, and was decidedly dropped from pagan and political events around the country.

Invictus is now trying to raise his profile even further by coming to Chicago. He has recently just announced this, though he has yet to put an exact time and location for this. Though the far-right will be his base, he often draws those out of neofolk/post-industrial music scenes, pagan circles, and general counter-cultural areas that attempt to be iconoclastic without being expressly political. His high profile nature has allowed this to be a perfect event to counter for regional anti-racist and anti-fascist organizers, so this puts those in the Chicago area on notice.

Below we are putting a short reading list of articles about Augustus Invictus, and the efforts to counter-organize his presence. We will update the website with more specific information as it becomes available.



https://antifascistnews.net/2016/04/13/ ... o-chicago/
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Re: The “Alternative Right"

Postby jakell » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:36 am

Is this guy alt-right?

It sounds like this belongs in one of your more spiritually orientated threads AD (I can think of several) and you are getting muddled again
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Re: The “Alternative Right"

Postby Wombaticus Rex » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:27 pm

jakell » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:36 am wrote:Is this guy alt-right?

It sounds like this belongs in one of your more spiritually orientated threads AD (I can think of several) and you are getting muddled again


Alt-Right is Fascism is Racism is Nationalism is Nazism.

You keep trying to tease out some kind of nuance -- or even, wildly, to insist that there are genuine and important differences between any of these concepts.

Also, all of those concepts are Neo-Reactionary, which is The Dark Enlightenment which is MRA.

AD has been spelling this out for y'all for years and you keep pretending the world is somehow more complicated...
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Re: The “Alternative Right"

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Re: The “Alternative Right"

Postby American Dream » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:10 pm

Wombaticus Rex » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:27 am wrote:
Alt-Right is Fascism is Racism is Nationalism is Nazism.

You keep trying to tease out some kind of nuance -- or even, wildly, to insist that there are genuine and important differences between any of these concepts.

Also, all of those concepts are Neo-Reactionary, which is The Dark Enlightenment which is MRA.

AD has been spelling this out for y'all for years and you keep pretending the world is somehow more complicated...


I'm disappointed in you that you would so casually throw such a statement out there. It doesn't really represent my own thinking much at all- seems like an intellectually lazy straw man that obscures more than it reveals and helps justify far right shit which is counter to the spirit of this board..
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Re: The “Alternative Right"

Postby Wombaticus Rex » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:16 pm

That points to a serious asymmetry in our relationship, because I stopped being disappointed in you before Obama got elected.

If you expect me to apologize for exaggerating your self-caricature, be prepared to wait.
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Re: The “Alternative Right"

Postby American Dream » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:41 pm

Equally so, a less than honest presentation regarding your own support for far right ideas/causes is such a long standing pattern that the best I expect from you is lazy shade of the type presented above.

I really am disappointed in you because I believe you to be capable of being much more intellectually sound, more ethically strong, and ultimately a better person than what you often present here.

Did Jeff give truly informed consent for you to be sole moderator, given your position(s) vis a vis the far right?

It's hard for me to imagine that he did....
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