THE TERROR OF AN IRANIAN FLYING MONKEY




It’s a sign of our times that Tehran is beginning to look like a better Starfleet headquarters than San Francisco. On Monday, January 28th, 2012, Iranian scientists announced the successful launch and return of the capsule Pishgam (Pioneer), containing a live monkey who survived the trip; a significant step in the Asian Space Race.

VANGUARD PODCAST (17): CLEANING UP THE STREETS

Richard Spencer, Andy Nowicki, and Colin Liddell with the latest edition of "Masterpieces of (Bad) Right-Wing Cinema," in which they  discuss the vigilante films of the 1970s, including Dirty Harry (1971), Death Wish (1974), and Taxi Driver (1976).

Did these films, as liberal critic Roger Ebert feared, represent the rise of fascism in the USA?


HOLOCAUST AMNESIA DAY

A young lady suffering from holocaust amnesia.


I can't believe that it's crept up on me again: Today I discover that today is Holocaust Memorial Day, and I'm fresh out of onions!

My wall calendar has to get with the plan! It mentions Burns Night and Australia Day on either side but skips over Holocaust Memorial Day. The shame! Are haggis and Waltzing Matilda more important than the Chosen People?

FALL OF A TRAGIC HERO

by Roman Bernard

It has been one week since Lance Armstrong finally released his unbearable burden: yes, he took EPO. Yes, he resorted to blood transfusions. Yes, he took testosterone. Yes, he took human growth hormone. And yes, he sued people for telling the truth. The symbolic aspect of Armstrong confessing all that to the "wise, healing" figure of Oprah Winfrey must have struck any AltRight reader. Lance Armstrong is maybe not a white nationalist, but last week, it was “one of us” who threw in the towel before “one of them.” Even if none of the two were conscious of that.

DREDDING HOMOSEXUALITY


When last I read the sci-fi comic strip Judge Dredd, back in its 1980s heyday, the character seemed to work just fine without a psychological, emotional, and sexual back story.

There was enough fascination in unraveling the details of a 22nd-century world where America had been reduced to a couple of crime-ridden megacities separated by a radioactive wasteland full of mutants (Red States and Blue States, anyone?).

MISTRUST

by Brett Stevens

As a child, I remember being fascinated by products advertised in magazines. I remember one or more of the actual objects arriving, and noticing how paltry it was in comparison to the advertisement. The colors weren’t as bright; the product showed seams and gaps from manufacture; and it never performed quite up to the promised level.

It has baffled me since then as to why this society tolerates lies, deception and manipulation. People would tell me, “Oh, everyone knows that’s not true.” That then made me wonder: why is it profitable to continue doing it then? Clearly everyone does not know. And even more, why tolerate such an ugly, hope-crushing practice?

MLK, CONSERVATIVE ICON

by James Edwards

That’s what $arah Palin, Glenn Beck, William Bennett and a whole bunch of other conservatives would have you believe. They tell us that King stood for freedom, liberty and limited government. Conservatives love to proclaim “Bull Connor was a Democrat! And Martin Luther King was a Republican!”

MAGGOTS FEASTING ON THE CORPSE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM

by Matt Forney

During my two-month stint in the oil fields of North Dakota, I met a lot of reporters from all over the world: Germany, France, Switzerland, Japan. The only country that wasn’t interested in the oil patch was America itself, for some reason. The only American journalists you’ll find in Williston are either from the local paper or TV crews from nearby Minot or Bismarck.

JARED DIAMOND'S "JUST SO" STORIES



As a neo-barbarian of sorts, I’ll admit that I’m somewhat interested in Jared Diamond’s new book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? I may yet flip through it, as there might be some useful information buried somewhere in there.

Paleo Retiree over at Uncouth Reflections went to see Diamond speak recently, and wondered if Diamond actually means what he says. He makes an important point about Diamond, who has become a tremendously influential writer. It seems like every “progressive” guy my age who reads has read Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. This always seemed odd to me, because human history and human nature are generally unfriendly to progressive ideas about how humans “should” be — because humans have always been sexist, violent and tribal — unless stories about human nature and human history are framed in the context of some transformational, up-with-people, “arc of history” progressive narrative.

VANGUARD PODCAST (16): GOD SIZED

Richard Spencer, Andy Nowicki, and Colin Liddell discuss the nature of Christianity and whether America is a "Christian nation."

Particular attention is paid to Joel Osteen and his "Prosperity Doctrine" that presents a turbo-charged version of "consumer Calvinism" for the modern age.

Also, what is the future of Christianity in America, where political correctness seems to have displaced it as the new religion?

LIBERAL HEGEMONY



When an ideology gains control of the institutions that shape opinion, it is said to have gained hegemony. At this point, something happens to public discourse. As the tenets of the ideology are considered objective and not subjective, all contenders must embrace them to keep their corner of the ring. Its ends cannot be contested, only their means. One cannot propose an altogether different value system, but only critique ways of realizing it.

Rather than clashing ideologies, we have clashing methods. The result is the assimilation of all competition into the dominant ideology and their reduction to a shadow of it. There are thus no options beyond minor variations in the same type of thought. In Western democracies, this is the current condition in regards to Liberalism.

TARANTINO UNCHAINED


Many in the Alt-Right have grown quite angry with Quentin Tarantino of late, due to the subject matter of his latest two movies: Inglourious Basterds, which depicts a fictional Jewish squadron wreaking unholy (and ahistorical) havoc against the German high command during World War II, and now Django Unchained, which features a righteous black runaway slave exacting bloody revenge against a bunch of mean, depraved, and rapacious white slaveowners in the antebellum South.

THE TAIL SHALL WAG THE DOG


Exerting political leverage against the establishment



"Give me a place to stand and I shall move the world" - Archimedes
John Bean’s recent article about his support for the British Democratic Party produced predictable criticisms about the pointlessness of party politics and fighting elections. This reflected the sense that many people feel about not living in real or fair democracies.

This kind of cynicism has now become a popular default position for those on the Alternative or Nationalist Right. It seems that with the media on their side and billionaires funding them, the mainstream parties have nothing to fear. Because of this, many have come to the conclusion that supporting any nationalist party is an exercise in futility. The past record of failure only adds to the sense of futility.

ALTERNATIVE VERTICAL


An audio version of this article is available here.

At first you put up with it because it’s there, but after a while it starts to get on your tits and become more and more irritating: Left-this, Right-that, New Left-this, Alternative Right-that, blah blah blah, etc. etc., ad infinitum – yawn!

VANGUARD (15): PROJECT MAYHEM


Richard Spencer, Andy Nowicki, and Colin Liddell, are joined by the legendary Jack Donovan to discuss the proto-Alt-Right cinematic masterpiece Fight Club (1999) and its themes of nihilism, anti-modernity, and paleo-masculinity. 


WHY I AM SUPPORTING THE BRITISH DEMOCRATIC PARTY


It is 60 years since I was first involved in Nationalist and European Nationalist politics, and over 60 years since I married my present wife. The result of our marriage supplies the reason why I am not content to sit back and take it easy. We have three granddaughters and three great-grandsons. It is for them that I am doing what I can to see that they have a future that is still British, still European, and does not become an ever expanding conglomeration of Third World liquorish allsorts, united only by our geographical boundaries.

LEFTY STRIKES AGAIN: FIVE HISTORICAL HATEFACTS

In the last half a century only leftists have killed congressmen.


The word "hatefact" seems to have been coined by VDARE's Peter Brimelow back in 2008. Speaking at an H.L. Mencken conference, he said that "hatefacts" are, "things that everybody knows are true but can't be said." They are the truisms behind so called "hate speech."

VANGUARD PODCAST (14): "RED PILL" STATE


Richard Spencer, Andy Nowicki, and Colin Liddell, discuss two "paranoid" films that bookend the 1990s: They Live (1988) and The Matrix (1999). Topics of discussion include the "conspiratorial" impulse, the nature of reality and the virtual, trans-humanism, and anti-Semitism and the "power elite." Topics of discussion include the "conspiratorial" impulse, virtual reality, trans-humanism, anti-Semitism, and the "power elite."


REFLECTIONS, RITALIN, AND RESOLUTIONS

Traditionalist themes in video games.

by John Maelstrom

Much as I felt the call of Scrooge in the weeks leading up to Christmas, I was thwarted by great friends, a loving family, and a few events that conspired to defeat my inner curmudgeon. As enjoyable as Christmas proved to be for me, my favorite time is the week between Christmas and the New Year. This period is marked by a deep quiet that lends itself to reflection and plans for the coming year. Being American I have a terribly short attention span, so I found myself reflecting mostly on this last month of the year.