ERNST JÜNGER: FROM STORMTROOPER TO ANARCH

The "warrior-author" Ernst Jünger was born today 125 years ago today.

by Keith Preston

Perhaps the most interesting, and definitely the most threatening type of writer, is the one who not only defies conventional categorizations of thought but also offers a deeply penetrating critique of those illusions many hold to be the most sacred.

Ernst Jünger (1895-1998), who first came to literary prominence during Germany's Weimar era as a diarist of the experiences of a front line stormtrooper during the Great War, is one such writer. Both the controversial nature of his writing and its staying power are demonstrated by the fact that he remains one of the most important yet widely disliked literary and cultural figures of 20th-century Germany. As recently as 1993, when Jünger was 98 years of age, he was the subject of an intensely hostile exchange in the New York Review of Books between an admirer and a detractor of his work.

SHORTPOD (49): CORONAVIRUS IN CONTEXT: HISTORY OR HYSTERIA?

Affirmative Right Editor Colin Liddell reflects on the coronavirus crisis. Is the panic and hysteria generated by the medical, media, and political classes justified? Will this pandemic have a major historical impact on our world, or will it end up fading into the background to become a forgotten historical footnote? Also, are we ignoring a far bigger existential threat as we struggle to save thousands of lives?



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GLOBALISM IS A DISEASE

Globalism isolates as it connects
by F. Bardamu

The world is in the midst of its first pandemic since 2008. Like H1N1, COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, but this time it’s linked to the unsavory culinary habits of the Chinese. The virus was traced to a wet market in Wuhan, China, which sold rats, bats, snakes, cats, dogs and other “exotic” foods. COVID-19 is classified as a zoonotic pathogen because it was able to jump the species barrier and infect humans.

The demographics most affected are the elderly and the immunocompromised. Beginning in January of this year, the virus spread from China to the rest of Asia, Europe and the Americas. By March, casualties increased dramatically around the globe, especially in Italy, which is now considered the disease epicenter. Worldwide, there are currently 339,039 cases of infection and 14,698 deaths. These numbers may be even higher, since people can remain asymptomatic for weeks.

"STOP WATCHING THE NEWS"

Reflecting on some wise lyrics from Morrissey, Affirmative Right's Editor-at-Large reflects on how the barrage of negative stories in the media "contrives to frighten you, to make you feel small and alone."

STABBED IN THE FRONT: OPERATION MICHAEL, THE ULTIMATE PYRRHIC VICTORY

Stormtroopers

102 years ago today the most important event of the 20th century took place, the launch of the last great German offensive in World War One. WWII was merely a post-script to what happened on that day. 

By early 1918, the Germans were in a tight spot. Russia had been knocked out of the War by the Bolshevik Revolution, and the agreement of Brest-Litovsk had ceded enormous territories to Germany. But the British naval blockade and the economic strains of the war had created severe shortages and deep discontent on the home front. After four years of struggle war weariness was becoming the norm and strikes were increasingly breaking out. Germany and its allies were also facing the prospect of millions of fresh American troops arriving in the months ahead.

HOW DEADLY IS THE CORONA VIRUS?

by Sean Last

Roughly half of Americans are pretty freaked out about COVID-19. People who went to college, make a lot of money, are old, or are white, are especially likely to be freaked out.

On March 3rd, the World Health Organization declared that 3.4% of people who had contracted COVID-19 had died (WHO, 2020). Since then, we’ve seen that some nations are reporting fatality rates 30 times higher than others. So there is a great deal of variance between estimates.

PANIC

by Brett Stevens

Never let a good crisis go to waste: this sound political logic applies to all who wish to seize power. When people panic, they focus only on the threat as it appears in their daily lives, and are willing to trade off everything else in order to make that pain and fear go away.

Human logic tends to fail from this tendency towards universalism anyway. Something upsets us, so we pretend that everyone is impacted by it the same way and demand that the herd remove it, in theory for its own good, but in reality for our convenience. Universalism is projection is selfishness.

COLIN LIDDELL ON "BULLDOG NATIONALISM" AND WHERE THE ALT-RIGHT WENT WRONG


Affirmative Right Chief Editor Colin Liddell was a guest on the "Brutus the British" livestream (subscribe here), discussing "Bulldog Nationalism" and how European identitarianism cannot possibly succeed if shills, Feds, and useful idiots are allowed to "nazify" the movement. Also available on BitChute.

ANDREW JACKSON AND THE ANTI-CATHEDRAL

Today is the birthday of one of America's greatest presidents, Andrew Jackson. To commemorate this date we are republishing this 2016 essay on the Jacksonian element in American politics.
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by
 Jonathan Peter Wilkinson

The American Republic was the greatest one ever. It was so because it developed a Tao. There was a complicated and necessary balance between the Libertarian and the Authoritarian. There was another equally important equipoise between the Classical Liberal and the Progressive. Each school of thought had its plusses and minuses. Through rigorous balance, the best was extracted from each and the crack-pot ideas of all were kicked remorselessly to the curb through an almost Darwinian perfection of the civic population. These four forces were famously described by Walter Russell Mead as Wilsonian, Jacksonian, Hamiltonian, and Jeffersonian.

THE STARK TRUTH: BRANDON ADAMSON ON THE 2020 ELECTION (POST SUPER TUESDAY)

Robert Stark and Brandon Adamson discuss last week’s Super Tuesday Election Results. Topics include the dumbing down of political discourse, the part played in Bernie’s defeat by his inter-sectional direction, how dissidents project their own views onto certain candidates, and the chance of Biden stepping down from office due to deteriorating mental health.


Listen to other Stark Truth podcasts here.

REPORT FROM TIGER MOUNTAIN (25): THE AUSTRALIAN TOILET PAPER PANIC


In this episode of the Report from Tiger Mountain, Richard begins by explaining how the fears of the coronavirus has resulted in a toilet paper panic in Australia. Then, building on his previous report, he asks if the virus is by accident or design. Could it be another plot by the globalists or simply an uncontrollable biological byproduct of globalism?

SIMP-SHAMING IS A POSITIVE TREND


Affirmative Right's "editor-at-large" Andy Nowicki welcomes the recent trend to "simp shame" and contrasts it with the previous Alt-Right meme of "cucking."

THE CORONAVIRUS IS A TRIAL RUN FOR A GLOBAL TITANIC MOMENT

by Colin Liddell

The woke intelligentsia seem to be all singing from the same hymn sheet with regard to the coronavirus outbreak. Here's half-interesting-but-ultimately-disappointing popular academic Steven Pinker tweeting on the "Big Lessons" of the present outbreak (profundity trigger warning):
"The Coronavirus Pandemic is one of many reasons neo-nationalism is destructive & ultimately futile. Viruses (like greenhouse gases, cybercriminals, dark money, terrorists, pirates, & technology) don’t care about lines on a map."

MEMO TO THE DONALD: CUT TARIFFS NOT RATES

by Antonius Aquinas

So far, President Trump’s economic response to a potential coronavirus outbreak and a further stock market sell off has been expected – calls for more interest rate cuts and an additional round of monetary stimulus. For the stock market, economy, and the virus itself, neither measure will have their desired effect and, in fact, may exacerbate things.

EUROPEAN JEWS LEARN THAT "THE ENEMY OF THEIR ENEMY" IS NOT THEIR FRIEND

by F. Bardamu
In the last decade, 40,000 Jews packed their bags and left France. It is a mass exodus of one tenth of the total Jewish population. According to a report, of the half-million Jews currently living in France, 40 percent or 200,000 Jews are also considering the possibility of moving to Israel…