VANGUARD PODCAST (13): IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT


Richard Spencer, Andy Nowicki, and Colin Liddell look back on 2012 and forward to 2013. Highlights include a tribute to Jonathan Bowden, favourite books and movies of 2012, and predictions for 2013.



VANGUARD PODCAST (12): 2012 XMAS SPECIAL


Richard Spencer, Andy Nowicki, and Colin Liddell continue their discussion of The Hobbit from the last episode, as well as J.R.R. Tolkein's other Lord of the Rings books. They then turn to Quentin Tarantino's slave-revolt-and-revenge fantasy, Django Unchained, before talking about the deeper meaning of Christmas.



THE POLIS IS NOW THE GHETTO

Multiracialism and the Death of Politics



During the American election contest, I found myself paying less attention than ever to the arguments, campaign slogans, promises and gaffes made by both sides – and I have to admit to having felt somewhat guilty about this at the time. Despite my contempt for mainstream politics both in my own country and abroad, a nagging little voice persisted in scolding me that one should at least study these things in some measure of detail.

On second thoughts, and having perused the election results, I think I should have paid even less attention than I did. As America advances towards Multi-Racial Utopia, the content of the national debates and media circus around its elections is going to become about as relevant to their results as the spectacle of a surfer dancing on the crest of a wave would be to an oceanographer. Political programmes and arguments that might once have been worthy of debate are degenerating into irrelevant entertainment, as demography and caste become the true determining factors.

SEA CHANGES: AN INTERVIEW WITH DEREK TURNER



The fact that Derek Turner’s magisterial Sea Changes is a deeply “relevant” novel ought not to fool the potential reader into thinking that it has the typical earmarks of a “timely” read. Though its multifaceted, intricately-weaved storyline perfectly embodies the “ripped from today’s headlines” cliché, Sea Changes also has the feel of a timeless work, written less for the day and more for the ages.

Indeed, though Turner is writing about events and phenomena that many find enraging—politically-correct British ethno-masochism, mass Third World immigration and the concomitant mounting threat of white extinction in England—Sea Changes is notable for not reading as an angry or incendiary novel. Those expecting a crudely cartoonish anti-anti-racism screed a la The Turner Diaries are sure to be disappointed. Though Turner clearly means to skewer and savage the anti-“racist” (read: anti-white) cant-driven dogmas and smelly little orthodoxies that saturate our era, he does so in a most elegant and compassionate manner, with malice towards none except the unforgivably disingenuous.

VANGUARD PODCAST (11): CGI NORDICISM (THE HOBBIT)


Richard Spencer, Andy Nowicki, and Colin Liddell discuss a deadly shooting in Connecticut and Peter Jackson’s  movie The Hobbit




THE ACCEPTABLE ENEMY



When living in China a European cannot fail to be struck by the country’s intense nationalism; especially as it contrasts so sharply with the mixture of fear, disdain, and indifference towards national sentiment that prevails in the modern West.

When a drunken Western tourist was caught on video attempting to assault a Chinese woman in Beijing, the result was uproar on the Chinese internet and a crackdown on foreign residents by the government; contrast this with the reaction of the British establishment to the actual rapes of English girls by Pakistani gangs, which was mainly concerned with not appearing “racist” to the compatriots of the offenders! A long list of similar contrasts could be made for almost every aspect of national life, and it would make for depressing reading indeed.

VANGUARD PODCAST (10): THE OLD TIME RELIGION


The eighth of the Vanguard Podcasts, featuring the original "triumvirate" of Richard Spencer, Andy Nowicki, and Colin Liddell, discusses American football, blogging vs. podcasting, Japanese politics, "reactionary conservatism," and America's "Old-Time Religion." 



THE HOMO AND THE NEGRO: AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMES O'MEARA


The Homo and the Negro, a provocatively-titled collection of essays recently published by Counter-Currents, reveals one of the more interestingly idiosyncratic, and thus far largely unsung, writers of the far right.

James J. O’Meara has called his own writing style “psychedelic,” and while I don’t know if this is meant to imply the actual influence of LSD in this Detroit-born, Canadian-educated baby boomer’s life, one can indeed sense quite a bit more of a Phillip K. Dick-vibe in his work than anything Evolian or Spenglerian. But maybe that’s just a roundabout way of saying that, while O’Meara has a profound interest in matters of intellectual substance, his writing is at the same time entertaining to read, and not in any way stuffy or stultifyingly academic-sounding.

THE GREAT WORDFLATION

Words before they escaped from the monastery.


If I could write this article without words I would, because, by employing more of the squiggly little things, I am being complicit in “The Great Wordflation,” that great clogging of the mental arteries, or that stimulus to ignorance that you encounter when you see yet another 10000-word-plus essay on the internet, written by someone with a pen name detailing their personal path to enlightenment and philosophical awakening.

Matching the great inflation of the money/credit/debt supply and the great outpouring of cheap, mass-produced consumerism that has characterized our era, we have also seen The Great Wordflation. It seems only fair to assume that they are somehow all marching in lock step towards some mutually agreed cataclysmic point.

VANGUARD PODCAST (9): ABRAHAM LINCOLN, GANGNAM STYLE


Richard Spencer, Andy Nowicki, and Colin Liddell, discuss "Gangnam Style," Korea’s surprising pop culture sensation, and how it might prophesy a post-PC future, before turning to Steven Spielberg’s latest film, Lincoln, and how it relates to the "liberal destiny" of America.



INTERVIEW: JOHN BEAN, VETERAN BRITISH NATIONALIST

John Bean
Liddell: I read your biographical memoir, Many Shades of Black. That was a fascinating account of political struggle from a very human perspective. However, to my mind, there seemed to be a bit of a gap between your fascinating description of life in post-Independence India, where you briefly worked in the chemical industry, and your active involvement in the Union Movement, following your return to the UK. What was the deciding moment or chain of events that turned you onto a nationalist course of action?

WHY ASIANS VOTE DEMOCRAT

by Colin Liddell

Much of what happened in the recent US presidential election – ethnic minorities swinging the vote, the continuing lack of White consciousness and growing apathy – is perfectly understandable and fits well within what we already know.

THANKS FOR NOTHING

(In a breathless, gushy, ingratiating voice): 
"You like this! You REALLY like this!" 
I am not stoical by nature, by temperament, or by habit. To my everlasting exasperation, I find that I continue to crave the applause, admiration, and approval of my fellow man. Horrifically enough, I still have hope for the future. I still cross my fingers, hold my breath, and get butterflies in my stomach when I anticipate the possibility of obtaining some manner of temporal success or victory in life. When someone pays me a compliment, I find my inner Sally Field – "You like me; you really like me!!" – annoyingly asserting herself. (Yes, the part of me that gushes in such a manner is unquestionably a woman.)

I have long held hardy, unyielding stoicism in the highest regard, but Epictetus I ain't. I talk a good game, and perhaps even project a convincing image, but deep down – well, not really even that deep down – I still cannot resign myself to reality with manful resolve. I find myself more often raging against the inevitable than accepting it.

VANGUARD PODCAST (7): GOLDENBALL


Richard Spencer, Andy Nowicki, and Colin Liddell discuss the aftermath of the 2012 US Presidential Election, before (41 minute mark) moving onto the much more important topic of the latest Bond movie.


Also available on YouTube, BitChute, and Lbry

THE ULTIMATE SECESSION

Creating new states on the template of the old
will lead to the same problems.

by John Maelstrom

There’s a lot excitement right now about the recent outbreak of petitions on the White House website calling for secession. The latest news says there are petitions now for all fifty States, with Texas already collecting over 100,000 signatures. Wow!

On the surface this is fine. It’s even harmless fun. Nothing will come of it from this White House and it’s good to see people mentally moving in the right direction, according to my worldview.

OBAMA: UNWITTING SAVIOUR OF WHITE AMERICA

The classic moronic gurn of the habitual teleprompter addict.


It is often remarked that Communism did the White race a major favour, helping to preserve it in its Eastern homelands, and that since its fall in 1989, those areas have become subjected to the same destructive tides of feminism, low-birth rates, and multiculturalism that have overwhelmed the West. At the same time we are supposed to be saddened that America has just returned an essentially Communist president. Is there not perhaps something of a paradox here?

REDISCOVERING ETERNITY


"We have a moral debt to our ancestors, who bestowed upon us our civilization, and a moral obligation to the generations who will come after us." ~Russell Kirk

Vladimir Lenin is alleged to have said, "The worse, the better." The worse that socioeconomic conditions became in Russia, the more likely the people would be to turn against the Czarist regime and support the revolution. Something analogous may be occurring in the Western world today. Whites are facing the harsh reality of a shrinking living space, diminished economic opportunities, and higher taxes to support an ever-growing number of minorities. The material costs Whites endure now and in the decades ahead will increase their racial consciousness, but this alone will not arouse our people with revolutionary spirit. A true awakening demands far more than the recognition of the problem. It requires the will to implement the solution.

Solutions are fashioned to deal with problems, but if the solution is more expensive than the problem, then the problem simply remains the preferred outcome. It is with this mindset that Whites have observed the downfall of Western civilization. We deny the evils we face because every real solution necessitates great suffering for ourselves and for those who stand in our way. The path of deliverance is unacceptable to Whites and shall remain so until we acquire the virtue necessary to prioritize the interests of our people well before the interests of the Self and well before the interests of non-Whites. Only then will the solution cost Whites less than the problem and only then will we have the resolve to implement the solution. For a moral transformation of this magnitude to occur, we must reconnect our souls with eternity by vanquishing the false prophets of individualism and multiculturalism.

SELLING TICKETS TO BOND'S FUNERAL



News is starting to filter through that Black actor Idris Ebola is the favourite to be the next Bond, and is in "talks" with the producers. Of course, this could be a little bit of sub-racist marketing to get everybody thinking about the latest Bond release, Skyfall, which is now engaged in major product placement in theatres across the world. As minor talentls Madonna and Kim Kardashian have demonstrated, nothing gets the word out quite as much as teasing people's racial sensibilities just below the heavily-suppressed collective conscious threshold. But, in a world that’s increasingly dedicated to White racial replacement, we shouldn't be overly complacent. A Black Bond could very well be on the cards.

PLAASMOORD AND THE SIGMA SIGNALS

by Colin Liddell

Recently a low-budget piece of cinematic schlock had a vast swath of the world’s population foaming at the mouth, simply because it represented a slight upon their religiously-based identity.

Compare this with the almost blanket indifference that has greeted another small film, this one touching on a campaign of genocidal murder against another group.

THE DEATH OF THE BNP


"Rats leave Nick Griffin behind on the BNP's swiftly sinking ship" is the antagonistic headline of an article detailing the ongoing decline and collapse of the British National Party published in the left-of-centre Independent newspaper earlier this month.

Since the 2010 general election, where, to be fair, the BNP polled reasonably well for a radical political party and easily eclipsed the likes of UKIP and the Greens in many areas, the political trajectory of the BNP under Nick Griffin has been irredeemably downwards with financial shenanigans, constitutional rigging, organisational collapse, interminable legal spats, self-inflicted media own goals, membership fragmentation and decline making the last two years the most fractious and damaging in the party's thirty year history. Only eventual political oblivion awaits by the time of the 2014 European elections, where Griffin will attempt to hold his seat in Brussels but more than likely fail badly thanks to this ongoing debilitating process.

THE GLADIATORS


Two days have passed since Angela Merkel's visit to Greece, a visit that was viewed by the Greek people as an “imperial visit.” It was treated as such, with a large crowd of about 50,000 people demonstrating in front of the parliament.

The pictures of rock throwing youths and clashes with the police were typical of the footage that usually accompanies stories about Greece in the world media. But what is the real situation in Greece nowadays?

MUTUAL INDEPENDENCY


Last month, closely following the impressive march for Catalan independence through the streets of Barcelona in Spain, Scottish nationalists also staged a large march through the streets of Edinburgh in an attempt to rally the Scottish people to the cause of Scottish independence to be decided in a referendum planned for 2014.

Under the firm leadership of Alex Salmond, the Scottish National Party (SNP) now rules in Scotland, but he is demanding greater powers to deal with Scotland's troubling social and economic problems in the middle of an economic downturn caused by a credit crunch in the international financial markets and a debt crisis at the heart of Europe.

DUGIN GETS IN THE RING


Whither the Fourth Political Theory?



The Fourth Political Theory is a book that is clearly not short on ambition. I haven't actually read it, but I already know more or less what is in it from past writings by its author, Professor Alexandr Dugin, as well as the lengthy video presentation he gave of his ideas at the Identitarian Ideas conference held earlier this year in Stockholm.

Dugin believes there have been three great ideologies in modern history – Liberalism, Communism, and Fascism/National Socialism – and that we are now seeing the formation of the Fourth, which is still waiting to be properly christened and so is known by an ordinal. In the footsteps of Locke, Marx, and Mussolini, we now have Dugin.

WE HATE BIG BROTHER



At the end of George Orwell’s 1984, hero and would-be revolutionary Winston Smith is tortured brutally by ghoulish government goons at the Ministry of Love. Following this ordeal, his will is utterly broken; he betrays his closest allies as well as himself; moreover, he learns to “love” Big Brother, the awful totalitarian entity who has made his life unbearably miserable. Winston himself gets absolutely nothing out of this bargain except a certain warped peace of mind and a perverse sense that he has in some way “done the right thing”:
“He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn self-willed exile from the loving breast!... It was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.”

MURDEROUS EQUALITY

Audio version:
The Khmer Rouge brought bone-deep equality to the citizens of Cambodia.
 

“Equality” is one of the hoariest cliches and most pernicious slogans of modern times. Said to derive from a supposedly common-sense notion of fairness, the mad clamor underway to equalize the human race in fact has no basis whatsoever in justice or reality, human or otherwise. 

MULTICULTURAL DEFENDERS OF MONOCULTURAL ISLAM


The West is made up of countries built around one basic and incredibly important political ethos – they are all Liberal Democracies. Unfortunately, these countries also share a more recent political ideology which has come to be known as multiculturalism, a word invented in the latter half of the 20th century to enforce our toleration – indeed celebration – of all faiths, cultures and races.

Multiculturalism sits at the pinnacle of Political Correctness (another expression invented in the late 20th century) and is promoted in the post-Christian West with a religious fervour. Multiculturalism trumps all in the PC world. The working class, the homosexual, women in general but particularly so feminist women – all bow before a political and ideological supremacy invented in favour of a foreign race and a foreign religion.

2016: OBAMA'S AMERICA


by Andy Nowicki

As a polemical documentary, Dinesh D’Souza’s 2016: Obama’s America has guile, snarkiness, and a kind of sneaky, nimble ambition.

Beautifully filmed and obviously quite generously funded, produced by a mover-and-shaker of typically ultra-liberal Hollywood (though of course I shouldn’t speculate on the possible ethnicity of Mormon movie mogul Gerald Molen, listed on the poster as “one of the producers of Schindler’s List, because such musings would be HIGHLY offensive and would render me the journalistic equivalent of Josef Mengele, so of course I will refrain), 2016 wants to be pass itself off as a humanely sympathetic yet deeply critical assessment of the present president. Finally, however, it reveals its true colors as an avidly alarmist and apocalyptic vision of what will surely happen to America if the Mulatto Messiah manages to get himself re-elected in November.

DECONSTRUCTING DEMOCRACY


Back in college, I remember my Sociology professor, a tough and politically incorrect old man, talk about the "EDSA Revolution." EDSA is a place in Manila where the "People Power Revolution" occurred in 1986, against the regime of former President Ferdinand Marcos. For many Filipinos, "People Power" or "EDSA" was one of the crowning moments of Filipino History. There were stories back then of how priests and nuns protected opposition politicians from snipers, and how old women on wheelchairs asked to be pushed to the front of the barricades.

THE WHOOPING OF THE TARDS


Political party conventions. Alternatively known as The Whooping of the Tards. Fucking gross.

Like… it’s 2012. The internet is everywhere. Information is no longer controlled by the hate-filled cunts at the helm of political divide and conquer. And people still vote?

VANGUARD (5): TODD AKIN'S COMMENTS ON RAPE


Andy Nowicki joins Richard Spencer to discuss Republican Congressman Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments.

WHO CARES WHAT WOMEN THINK?



Last week, I Tweeted a series of comments denigrating “men” in the manosphere who go weak at the knees whenever a woman who agrees with them bursts onto the scene. For all the talk about men being dominant and leading women, an awful lot of guys in this corner of the Internet are eager to prostrate themselves before any girl who talks about how much she hates feminism and thinks being white is just swell.

TROUBLE IN TWILIGHT


If you've walked through a checkout line in a grocery store lately, you've probably seen the earth-shattering, heartbreaking news. Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani! Your dreams have been betrayed, your hopes deceived, your spirit horrifically sodomized and left for dead. Your sink to your knees, gasp for air; tears cloud your eyes. You look again... yes, it has happened. Robert Pattinson and Kristin Stewart are splitsville.

"But how can this be?" you ask yourself. "They seemed so happy together..." And you grasp frantically at the glossy pages on the newsstand, flipping through one celebrity rag after another, groping desperately for anwers. Soon enough you have an explanation for this tragic turn of events, but it makes no sense. It doesn't fit with anything you've previously known to be true. You are baffled, and appalled.

VANGUARD PODCAST (4): POLITICAL GAMES


Richard Spencer, Andy Nowicki, and Colin Liddell discuss Mitt Romney’s 2012 running mate, Paul Ryan, Wade Michael Page’s bloody rampage at a Sikh Temple, and PC triumphalism at the London Olympics.
 

Also available on YouTube

VANGUARD PODCAST: CHICK-FIL-A MADNESS

Vanguard Podcast marked a vital step in the evolution of Alt-Right podcasting. Its format of a regular team with occasional guests discussing issues of the day—"a conversation amongst friends"—established a highly successful template that many other Alt-Right podcasts later followed.

SYMPATHY FOR THE JOKER?

by Andy Nowicki

Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has proven to be a death-stalked series. Heath Ledger died under mysterious circumstances mere months before the release of The Dark Knight in 2008, lending his now-legendary performance as The Joker both a transcendent sense of menace and a certain ghostly (and ghastly) allure.

VANGUARD PODCAST (2): BATMAN ANARCHO-FASCIST


The second of the Vanguard Podcasts featuring the original "triumvirate" of Richard Spencer, Andy Nowicki, and Colin Liddell discusses the significance of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.

THE CHANGING FACE OF DEMOCRACY




This year sees America engaged in a titanic political struggle between two radically different systems.

You already know that I am not referring to the policy differences of the Republican and Democrat parties, which are microscopic at best. Nor is the contest between the differing outlooks of the candidates, as both of them view the world from the same tiny, myopic eye. No. The real contest will centre on the methods used to secure a majority of those who can be bothered to vote. What makes this doubly interesting is that what is happening in America is not just confined to the States, but can also be detected in other political systems in the so-called 'advanced democracies' of the World.

BEYOND PRUDERY AND PERVERSION



Of the various manifestations of the egalitarian cultural revolution that has transpired in the Western world over the past half century, none have been quite so enduring or become so deeply rooted in the culture of modern society as the so-called “sexual revolution.” Indeed, it might well be argued that even the supposed commitment of Western cultural elites in the early twenty-first century to the ethos of racial egalitarianism is not quite as profound as their commitment to the preservation and expansion of the victories of the sexual revolution. The sexual revolution itself brings with it many of its own manifestations. These include the now prevailing feminist ethos, the liberalization of both popular opinion and public legislation concerning sexual conduct, abortion and contraception, divorce, the normalization of homosexuality accompanied by the growth of powerful homosexual political interest groups, and the identification of an ever-growing list of “gender identity” or “sexual orientation” groups who are subsequently assigned their position in the Left’s pantheon of the oppressed.

VANGUARD PODCAST (1): FROM JOHANNESBURG TO TOKYO


Vanguard Podcast marked a vital step in the evolution of Alt-Right podcasting. Its format of a regular team with occasional guests discussing issues of the day—"a conversation amongst friends"—established a highly successful template that many other Alt-Right podcasts later followed. This is the first of these podcasts to feature the "original triumvirate" of Richard Spencer, Andy Nowicki, and Colin Liddell. Originally uploaded on the 16th of July, 2012, topics included Mitt Romney's Presidential campaign, the politics of Japan, life in South Africa, and why young people should avoid higher education.



MANLY FLACCIDITY


My previous articles at Alternative Right and Counter-Currents, analyzing and and critiquing the manosphere and its attendent pick-up-artist "game" ethos, provoked a wide variety of responses. Commenters chimed in with much to say about what I had to say, and their feedback ranged from the highly complimentary to the lasceratingly scathing and epithet-intensive.

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AS A WEAPON OF CLASS WAR


The case of footballer John Terry has once again brought the issues of racism and political correctness into the media spotlight. As these pustulent entities sit there baking in the glare, they emit a miasma of side issues and discussion points that the mainstream media dutifully spins in appropriate ways.

This time Terry got off with calling opposing player Anton Ferdinand a "fucking Black cunt." Apparently his lawyers were a lot better than those of Emma West. But he's not out of the woods yet. The Football Association, which got egg on its face when they prematurely removed him from the captaincy of the English national team, is set to reopen its own investigation into the incident, with possible sanctions and stigma beckoning for Terry.

The main reason for Terry's acquittal may have been his actual innocence. It is obvious that the man who has successfully captained the multiracial Chelsea team for several seasons can’t be what most people understand to be a "racist." But since when has the thoughtcrime industry been interested in innocence?

REPENTANCE IS FOR QUITTERS



Repentance: once a means of righting your wrongs before God, now a mechanism for the savages of our post-Christian society to publicly humiliate anyone who goes against the grain.

If you’re a rebel and the masses can’t kill or silence you, their fallback is to try to convert you. Castrate you, lobotomize you, make you as mindless and suppliant as they are.

EVERYONE A HARLOT

Not overly concerned with the issue of his own "hotness."

by Jack Donovan

Ego-inflating rhetoric is everywhere. At work, at school, and at the mall, Americans expect everyone to tell 'em how special, talented and important they are. In our inverted world, the weak are somehow strong, everyone who survives a hangnail is "brave," and every bean-counter who works for the Department of Defense is a goddamn hero.

THE MYTH OF DIVERSITY

A typical example of "diversity"-inspired artwork.

One of the mantras of our time is "diversity" or, in other words, the urge to transform a homogenous society through governmental interference into an indefinable mixture.

Ethnic homogeneity is considered by the politically correct main-stream as deeply repugnant and dangerous, and is considered synonymous with "isolation," "parochialism," "racism," "superiority," "regression," among others terms. For the so-called opinion-formers, people who normally live in multicultural cities, homogeneity is outright offensive. A mixed couple, or a party with people of different races and creeds, is what makes opinion-formers and most journalists feel good. A community that lives according to its traditions creates immediate distrust, especially if it is a white community (in the case of traditional African tribes or Indian communities, lesser condemnation applies).

ORANIA: THE SNOWBALL VS. HELL

by Colin Liddell

We naturally feel a great deal of sympathy for the 'embryonic ethnostate' of Orania, but at the same time most of us know that it simply isn’t going to work. This is because it is involved in the paradox that the more it works the less it will be allowed to work. If it flourishes – and being staffed by Whites it is pretty sure to work – it will just provoke more Black envy, greed and hatred as South Africa slides further into overpopulation, poverty, tribal chaos, and scapegoat-hungry tyranny. Imagine a bourgeois village in Stalinist Russia, a "Jew Town" in the Third Reich. This is not how loathed minorities survive.

SEBASTIAAN OF ORANIA

Note: The following excerpt is taken from my longer piece, entitled The N*****s of the Earth, which chronicles my recent travels among the embattled Afrikaners in post-Apartheid, ANC-ruled South Africa. The N*****s of the Earth will appear in the first issue of Radix, the new print journal funded by the National Policy Institute.



This passage concerns my visit to the town of Orania, a specifically Afrikaner enclave and mini-ethnostate in the Northern Cape that has garnered worldwide attention. While there, I speak with one of the community’s many interesting inhabitants, a German convert to Boer-dom named Sebastiaan Biehl.

YOU'RE THE VICTIM?

Poor you!
by Brett Stevens

The little guy never had a chance in this world.

He is hopelessly manipulated by a media owned by criminal elites, pushed around by government with its paramilitary police, and his fortunes wax and wane at the whim of the sociopathic banksters who control Wall Street and the value of our currency.

THE "N*****S" OF THE EARTH

The following is an exclusive excerpt from my article The N*****s of the Earth, concerning my travels among the Afrikaners last December, and included in the first issue of Radix, the print journal put out by the National Policy Institute. 

The Voortrekker Monument in a lightning storm.

During the time I spend in Johannesburg and neighboring Pretoria, the word “surreal” keeps leaping to mind. It’s just hard to get a handle on this strange place. There is dire talk of continuing Black-on-White crime and even whispers of a coming Rwanda-style attempted genocide, an event supposedly predicted by legendary Afrikaner seer and mystic Nicholaas “Siener” van Rensburg, a kind of Boer Nostradamus who allegedly predicted the assassinations of Koos De La Rey and Hendrik Verwoerd, the advent of black rule in South Africa and the bitter blossoming of the deadly and virulent AIDS epidemic.

RIGHT-WING 'LIBERALTARIAN' PRATFALL


It's good to see Gavin McInnes giving his usual sensitive take on the Islamic world, over at Taki's. Yes, he's right. Islam does produce plenty of newsworthy and easy-to-ridicule moments. For a writer of McInnes's sarkiness it must look like one hell of an inviting piñata, although the words "fish," "barrel," and "shooting" also spring to mind.