Tuesday, January 3, 2017

- Since I mentioned Vox Day...

You can't ask the New York Times what the Alt-Right is without hearing a bunch of nonsense. You can't ask the Southern Poverty Law center, because they believe everyone to the right of Paul Krugman has a klan hood and cross burning kit under their bed. You can't ask MSM journalists because they all have their own Social Justice agenda to push down your throat. You can't ask academics, or the folks in Washington, or anyone at National Review because they've all decided that they more or less agree with the SPLC, and think that while black advocacy, latin advocacy, Muslim advocacy, Jewish advocacy, gay advocacy, and women advocacy is fine, heterosexual male advocacy is nothing but bitter psychosis, and white advocacy is the Klan.

So who can you ask?

I've asked John Derbyshire, Peter Brimelow, Jared Taylor, and Gavin McInnes. They all said more or less the same thing, but Vox Day has said it better. Here then is his 16 points for what the Alt-Right is:

1. The Alt Right is of the political right in both the American and the European sense of the term. Socialists are not Alt Right. Progressives are not Alt Right. Liberals are not Alt Right. Communists, Marxists, Marxians, cultural Marxists, and neocons are not Alt Right.

2. The Alt Right is an ALTERNATIVE to the mainstream conservative movement in the USA that is nominally encapsulated by Russel Kirk's 10 Conservative Principles, but in reality has devolved towards progressivism. It is also an alternative to libertarianism.

3. The Alt Right is not a defensive attitude and rejects the concept of noble and principled defeat. It is a forward-thinking philosophy of offense, in every sense of that term. The Alt Right believes in victory through persistence and remaining in harmony with science, reality, cultural tradition, and the lessons of history.

4. The Alt Right believes Western civilization is the pinnacle of human achievement and supports its three foundational pillars: Christianity, the European nations, and the Graeco-Roman legacy.

I'm only including the first 4 out of online courtesy. Click the link to read the rest from Vox's own site.

The most important thing about the Alt-Right for me is that it is not a philosophy designed to let the leftists choose the battlefield, and then stand around on it to let them roll over you with a steam roller. National Review (as the most egregious example) will argue political minutiae all day long but when the topic of racism or misogyny come up, they will flip over on their backs exposing their throats, and let the leftist gut them with those empty baseless characterizations.

Logic, Reason, and Science are all on the side of the alt-right, and they don't let baseless emotional charges drive them from the field. That, more than anything else, is what has made me embrace the vast majority of their ideology. There are new much more vigorous voices to be heard. Not the same old stale arguments about tax rates, and which pocket the government should and shouldn't pick. This is the front line of the culture war, and in that fight National Review has insisted on staying in the rear with the gear.

I've never been that kind of man myself.


Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

I have noticed an increase in 14/88 "spam" on various Alt-right and Alt-right leaning sites. As time goes on, I am becoming more convinced that these are plants from the likes of Soros and the SPLC than a bunch of bored obnoxious teenagers.

Turn-about is fair play. I wouldn't mind seeing a number of posts on Left-leaning sites pointing out how pedo sympathizers infect the Left. If the Alt-right is to be defined by some neo-Nazi basement-boy why not define the Left by the likes of NAMBLA?

Tom said...

In my reading circles, Lena Dunham is virtually always mentioned as "Serial child Molester" Lena Dunham.


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