Contemporary Media seen from the Right

Be careful what you wish for, so they say. Well, in Alt-Right circles, the idea of the Axis winning World War II might have some appeal. That’s what makes this Phillip K. Dick adaptation so compelling and even thrilling. It takes a look at a United States conquered by the Axis, and some of the intrigues this generates.


Flannery O'Connor was an unapologetic, unreconstructed Southerner of staunchly Catholic and profoundly conservative orientation who wrote unsparingly dark, bleak, and violent stories. This disconcerted many readers, who couldn't understand why an author who believed in God and adhered to Christian precepts would so often dwell on such disagreeable subject matter.

Miss O'Connor gave reply in a 1957 essay titled "The Fiction Writer and His Country." It was precisely secular modernity's deadening effect on the individual conscience, she asserted, that necessitated her thematic emphasis on the sordid, the depraved, and the grotesque; people needed to be shocked, shaken up, and reminded of what was important. "To the hard of hearing you shout," she wrote, "and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling pictures."


The following is an excerpt taken from a soon-to-be-published longer work by Andy Nowicki, Conspiracy, Compliance, Control, and Defiance.
The mask slips.

Given the dynamics of human interaction, is it really so implausible to think that a certain clique possessed of cunning, ruthlessness, and nimble confidence should manage to work their way to global dominance? One need not posit the reality of any preternatural hocus pocus or hold to theories of invasive shapeshifters or elite alien bloodlines to comprehend the reality of Reptilian tyranny. We need not tear off their human skin to expose their scaly bodies, nor need we reach down their mouths to pluck out their forked tongues to know who they are; just as a tree can be judged by its fruits, we can recognize the true identity of the Reptilian by scrutinizing the behavior he displays when he thinks no one else is paying attention.

The Reptilian’s DNA may in fact not differ markedly from our own; the Reptoidally-inclined may be of the same essential genus and species as the rest of us, but they are still fundamentally different in their creaturely attributes. It is crucial that we understand the nature of this distinction, and are thus enabled to come to terms with the fact that this type of being possesses nothing resembling what we would call a sense of “shame”; they can speak outrageous lies without blushing, batting an eye, or otherwise giving themselves away with any facial flinchor bodily “tell,” as is not the case with those less practiced in the flagrant flaunting of untruth.


Muslims aren't actually this scary.

Look, I get it: Islam and Western values do not mix. I'm also of the opinion that Muslims – along with other non-Western peoples – should mostly reside in their countries of origin. Now, with that out of the way, can people please put an end to this fatuous fixation with the evils of Sharia? Apparently they can't, if this embarrassing story from Virginia – where schools were shut down following an Arabic calligraphy lesson – is any indication. If only these hysterical parents could devote half as much energy to resisting multiculturalism, feminism, and other manifestations of modern liberalism.

But of course, they can't, and that's where Muslim bashing comes in. I have argued before that anti-Muslim sentiment is little more than avoidance and misdirected anger. White Americans are clearly upset about their declining status, pessimistic about the US's future, and uneasy about changing demographics. Unfortunately, since white identity has been rendered so taboo, white conservatives can't take that extra step and unapologetically promote their group interests. Instead, they're stuck attacking safe targets like Muslims, who represent a tiny – and ultimately powerless – fraction of the unwelcome change that's bringing about their displacement.


In the Summer of 2014, Colin Liddell, Chief Editor of Alternative Right was interviewed by Manticore Press, who produce the excellent journal Aristokratia. The interview covered a variety of topics, including the Alt Right, paganism, the essence of aristocracy, and much else.


Manticore: You have had a prolific and long writing career encompassing many different projects. When did you start writing, and what are some of the topics you have worked on over the years?

Liddell: I started writing as a teenager, when I was drawn to poetry, as many are. I liked the intensity of the medium and also the fact that it was economical with paper. I have also done a few short stories and have even attempted longer forms, but I have had no interest in the marketing side, so I let that wither and die; although I keep thinking, if Andy Nowicki can do it, so can I. Yes, he’s a real inspiration!

My first properly published material was for Riff Raff, a London-based rock magazine that existed from 1989 to around 1995, which was founded by Mark Crampton, initially a friend of my brother. My first piece for them was a live review of the Rolling Stones. Since then I have branched out to cover almost anything – economics, politics, art, philosophy, speculative science, you name it. Over the years I have been quoted by a number of eminent people, from Jack Donovan to Bono.


Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell in "Moon"

In many ways Christmas is a highly cinematic season. The feelings that surround the holiday are finally ineffable, better expressed in images than words. Language, wonderful tool of communication though it is, sometimes fails us when it comes to conveying the glory and beauty of truly profound occasions.

That is why, when pondering the "meaning of Christmas," one often thinks of movies: Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life, the many and varied cinematic incarnations of Dickens's A Christmas Carol, and so forth. Highly as I regard these and other explicitly Christmas-themed films, however, they were not the formative movies of my youth. I grew up in the '70s and '80s, and from an early age imbibed and internalized the science-fiction ethos of that time. The original Star Wars trilogy and the Indiana Jones movies thus appeal to me with more immediacy than countless, no doubt superior films from previous eras and separate genres.


Empowered woman: don't question what she can do.

by Colin Liddell

Much has been said about the latest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. In Alt-Right circles this has tended to focus on a kind of unholy trinity of:
  1. The malevolent Jewishness of J.J. Abrams
  2. The malevolent casting of a Black actor in one of the two lead roles
  3. The malevolent casting of a "kick-ass," "empowered" woman in the other lead
It is not difficult to "prove" any one of these points. Abrams is on record making negative comments about Whiteness and his desire to diversify the cast, and it is not difficult to spin these comments as maliciously anti-White or his casting as “anti-White” and “anti-male.”


The Coen brothers, a directing/producing brotherly duo, are perhaps the boldest and most creative auteurs of modern-day American cinema. Their work varies wildly; it is “all over the map,” thematically-speaking, yet always distinctively itself. Some Coen brothers’ films are bizarre and phantasmagorical; others are zanily comedic, and still others can best be described as brutally horrifying. Barton Fink is a unique combination of all three of these types, and something else besides: it is a savage satire of a Jewish-run film industry, as well as being an unflinching examination of brazen hypocrisies often seen in Jewish-led political radicalism. Joel and Ethan Coen are, of course, Jews themselves, which is perhaps why they were able to get away with such a jarringly “Semitically-incorrect” depiction in the first place. (See also Kevin MacDonald’s review of their A Serious Man.)


Breakfast with the Dirt Cult
by Samuel Finlay
318 pages
Buy at Amazon.com

Reviewed by Brett Stevens

A chronicle of the adventures of an American soldier in Afghanistan, this book contrasts the social impact of feminism, the emotional and moral consequences of liberalism, and the breakdown of society with the quest for raw Nietzschean survival as embodied in the process of combat and survival.

The action follows the life experiences of Tom Walton, a 20-something American who senses something is not quite right in the world. He is looking for something to hold on to, and to believe in, while he struggles to make sense of the world around him. For most of the book, his reliance falls on a young woman with whom he has found affection.


"The experiment requires that you continue."

Compliance, a barely-known and rarely-discussed 2012 film written and directed by Craig Zobel, features a thoroughly unglamorous, no-name cast and is set almost entirely in the most familiar and ubiquitous of establishments: a fast-food restaurant somewhere in the heart of the large swath of country known as "Middle America." Yet this thoroughly unnerving film manages to create an atmosphere of unbearable suspense and creeping horror without introducing any blood, violence, or pyrotechnics whatsoever.

The central premise of Compliance is indeed more disquieting than any "torture porn": the movie suggests that people generally would rather obey authority, even at the expense of their own moral beliefs, than challenge or resist a supposed "man in charge." Instead of fighting, they would sooner meekly allow themselves to be degraded, molested, and violated; worse, they are at least as likely to become equally hapless instruments of degradation, molestation, and violation against others, all to avoid being a bother to someone who claims the power to demand compliance from them.


Colin Liddell

Čeho chtěl Donald Trump docílit svým nejnovějším návrhem na úplný zákaz vstupu muslimů do USA? V prvé řadě, je to jen výrok, který prohodil během předvolební kampaně, jako pokusný balónek ke zjištění směru větru. V případě nutnosti se z toho dá vycouvat a k ničemu konkrétnímu jej to nezavazuje.

Pomůže mu to ale vylepšit jeho pozici u jistých klíčových skupin, které si Trump potřebuje získat nebo udržet a také to znovu ukazuje, co z něj činí tak výjimečného a odlišného politika.


Professor Kevin MacDonald joins Andy and Colin to take a look back at the dramatic events of 2015, a year which saw Syria fall deeper into chaos, the "Muslimmivasion" of Europe by so-called "refugees," horrific terrorist attacks in Paris and California, and a fightback of sorts by Eastern European governments, the Front National in France, and most spectacularly of all by the rise of Donald Trump in the GOP primaries.


A Liberal in action: notice how it voraciously sucks up all the signalling power from this small, frightened Sub-Saharan child.

by Rémi Tremblay

It took ten years for Canadians to have enough of Stephen Harper. His successor managed to do that in only a month. Justin Trudeau, son of the father of modern Canada, has been in power for less than two months and already he has angered the majority of Canadians. There will be no honeymoon for Vogue’s new star.

Unlike his father, who was a left wing thinker associated with Cité Libre, Justin is thought to be a shallow man, more interested in being photographed and gaining popularity than furthering an agenda. Most of his opponents, although they may deny it, thought that once ensconced in his luxurious mansion of Sussex Drive, he would not do much harm, and would be more inclined to live a socialite life rather than take actual decisions. If only they had been right!


Guns, Crime, and Freedom
by Wayne LaPierre
Regnery Publishing, Inc., 263 pages
Available for purchase from Amazon here

Reviewed by Gilbert Cavanaugh

"Arguments, whether political or philosophical, are like ammunition – you should stock up on them before the trouble starts."

That is what I told a friend of mine when he expressed surprise at my idea of writing a review for a book now almost two decades old. The friend in question is rarely impressed with my little aphorisms, so I spelled it out in more concrete terms. 

Wayne LaPierre wrote Guns, Crime, and Freedom in 1994 when the country was quite divided on countless issues: immigration, gun control, gays, a new era of foreign policy, and a Democratic president who had come out of nowhere. Sounds familiar?


by Colin Liddell

In great battles – one thinks here of classic Napoleonic set pieces like Austerlitz, Borodino, or Waterloo – the key to victory are the reserves. You send in this division or that one, and the enemy counters. Then, when the enemy is matching you but overcommitted, you then strike decisively with your reserves and roll him up like a rug.


It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... Actually scratch that first part, and underline the second.

As we see in France – and probably later in America – the will of the people is not something the establishment is happy acknowledging, even if it has made its way through the multiple obstacles of an artificial and phony egalitarian morality, a mass media that is all false narratives, and a skewed political system where the money flows the other way.

The most they are willing to allow the people are a few token expressions. In the UK, for instance, people have the incredible "freedom" to sign e-petitions and to even have them 'debated' (i.e. briefly mentioned and then ignored) in the House of Commons if they get past a rarely reached threshold of 100,000 names. Hail the Revolution! Muh democracy!


Do you know about Maxwell's Demon? It's described this way in Wikipedia:
In the philosophy of thermal and statistical physics, Maxwell's demon is a thought experiment created by the physicist James Clerk Maxwell in which he suggested how the Second Law of Thermodynamics could hypothetically be violated. In the thought experiment, a demon controls a small door between two chambers of gas. As individual gas molecules approach the door, the demon quickly opens and shuts the door so that slow molecules pass into one chamber and fast molecules pass into the other chamber. Because faster molecules are hotter, the demon's behavior causes one chamber to warm up as the other cools, thus decreasing entropy and violating the Second Law of Thermodynamics. [link]
And that is of course a fantasy concocted to show how entropy works. But the immigration version of Maxwell's Demon is also a fantasy, but it's accepted as a fact across the political spectrum, from the most (heh!) 'ethical' libertarian to the ditziest liberal to the most narcissistic neocon. Maxwell's Immigration Demon is, however, as much a fantasy as its thermodynamic original.


The latest Muslim atrocities in the West (Paris, San Bernadino, and London) have been met with the frantic recitation of the liberal internationalist’s favourite mantra to explain away such terrorism, namely, it is not committed by Muslims.

The attack in the Leytonstone tube station in outer London set the ball rolling in Britain when the lone black attacker shouted “This is for Syria” prompting the response “You ain’t no Muslim bruv” from an onlooker, a black Londoner judged by his accent and the fact that he addressed the attacker as “bruv,” a term only common amongst blacks in Britain. The context also suggests that the man is a Muslim.


World-famous author Andy Nowicki generously entertains questions from the pesky, poncy, pablum-puking press concerning the paperback release of his anthology THIS MALIGNANT MIRAGE: TALES OF EROTIC RAGE AND CARNAL MELANCHOLIA (now available from amazon.com via Hopeless Books).

Subjects discussed include Donald Trump's Muslim problem, angry Muslims, angry Jews, the tactical skill of employing air quotes without thus becoming an insufferable person who deserves to die, the demise of "brick and mortar" bookstores (see "airquotes"), Richard Spencer's pronunciation of "Angela Merkel," Nowicki's unsuccessful efforts to reconcile antisexualism with erotica-writing, Nowicki's unsuccessful efforts to reconcile Catholicism with erotica-writing, Nowicki's unsuccessful writing in general, and Nowicki's impending assassination.

Listen here, O ye denizens of this malignant world of naught:


This map (a copy of which can be found here) takes the standard red-blue map of how people voted at the last presidential election, and then factors in race (and for some reason Mormonism!). The key thing to emerge (aside from the fact that the Mormons are well on their way to creating a breakaway state) is that Republicans exist as kind of buffer or intermediate zone between between non-Whites who vote Democrat and Whites who do so, and probably help "facilitate" the latter.


What is Donald Trump up to with his latest comment about a moratorium on Muslims? First of all, it’s just something he said on the campaign trail, a straw thrown to the wind to see which way it's blowing. It can be backed away from if necessary and it doesn’t tie him down or commit him to anything solid.

But what it does do is improve his position with certain key groups that Trump needs to win over or keep a hold off, while also emphasing once again what makes Trump such a special and different politician.


Another kind of double fantasy.

Their brush with one another was the paradigmatic encounter between the Celebrity and the Nobody, the "have" and the "have-not" of the postmodern age, an era which hypocritically blasts endless PSAs about "equality," "democracy," and "self-esteem" while implicitly deriding non-celebrities as losers, wastes of space, and living beings unworthy of life.

The meeting outside of Manhattan's tony Dakota building between John Winston Ono Lennon and Mark David Chapman would result in the former's murder and the latter's lifelong incarceration. It would provoke numerous public expressions of grief from hundreds of thousands of people who felt their lives were somehow affected by the death of a man they'd never met.


BOBOS in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There
by David Brooks
284 pages

Reviewed by Brett Stevens

The maturation of the “Me Generation” who brought us the shift to liberal-leaning regimes across the West received little coherent exposition before this book. However with Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, David Brooks explicates the rise of BOBOs — “bourgeois bohemians” — as a fusion of 1960s values and 1980s methods.

In exploring this fusion, Brooks carefully and humorously reveals the underpinning of the ideological motivation of these people, which is 1968 itself — albeit tempered with a taste for what we hoped won the Cold War, which is the cornucopia of the fruits of personal liberty and free markets. the “bourgeois bohemians” are actually hybrids of yuppies and hippies.

This group appeared in the 1990s and that is where Brooks centers his book. In his view, they came to power as a replacement for the old WASP hierarchy in America. While that ancient regime operated by knowing the right people, and having the right family, this new regime accelerates those who have the right education, the right careers and the right beliefs and lifestyle choices. Brooks shows us a new elite trying to justify itself with claims that it morally deserves what it has.


Ariel and Nani

by Daniel Barge
Eventually the day will come when the people outside the machines will switch off the people inside the machines. When that day comes, those inside the machines will be living in their little self-defined bubbles, with their self-referential morality – mutually supported by their carefully selected in-group of fellow freaks and degenerates, brought together by the power of the internet to give them the illusion of normalcy.

But the people outside the machines will see them for what they are, abominations, who, by gathering together in the blinkered darkness of cyberspace, thought that normalcy was freakish, and their freakery normal.
This is what the Left has become – a support system for cloistered freakery. All that is up is down, all that is in is out; inversion and perversion, and reality denied – because for every freak, pervert, and weirdo, there are always other freaks, perverts, and weirdos, who can be brought together by a click of a mouse to share in the aberration and support it.


Author’s note: This article was written for the December issue of the German New Right’s bi-monthly magazine Sezession published by the Institut für Staatspolitik (State Policy Institute). The article aims to give the German audience, which for the most part does not even know an American “real” right exists, a basic overview of the AltRight in a first attempt to close ranks. Due to length limitations, some simplifications and omissions could not be avoided.  I apologize in advance for these. Translated by the author.

On October 31st, 2015, while the average American attended Halloween parties that had been arranged weeks in advance, the Arlington/VA based National Policy Institute (NPI) held its annual conference. This time at the prestigious National Press Club in Washington, D.C.—little more than 400 yards away from the White House.


di Colin Liddell

Uno dei movimenti politici più interessanti e originali apparsi in Italia negli ultimi anni è CasaPound Italia (CPI). Secondo il punto di vista dal quale li si guarda nel vecchio spettro politico, il gruppo da una parte rinnova l’estremismo di destra per le giovani generazioni, dall’altra sconfigge semplicemente l’estrema sinistra al suo proprio gioco “rivoluzionario” mantenendo nello stesso tempo il perseguimento di obiettivi di tendenza più tradizionali, come il legame con la famiglia, la comunità e la nazione, contro le forze di una globalizzazione senza limiti.


Yes, you, Colonel Blimp.

You already know about #Swebola and Angela Merkel importing millions of "potential rapists" into Europe, and more recently we have also seen the French making excuses for their halal butchers. Europe certainly is a pozztopia of PC pozzing!

Of course, there are countervailing trends – in Sweden and France, lite nationalist parties (Swedish Democrats and Front National) are currently riding high in the polls, and the Overton window is bouncing all over the place – but what people see is mainly the abject surrender to the forces of the Left. From a distance Europe does seem to be all about "the Pozz."


Progressives use every man's natural fear of showing fear to manipulate him — inventing fake "phobias" and implying he is afraid of everything they want. But what men are truly afraid of are the legal, social and financial consequences associated with challenging the progressive agenda.
Progressives only have one good trick, and men keep falling for it.

They keep calling you a coward, so that you’ll do or say whatever they want to prove that you are not a coward.

If they want you to accept a group of outsiders, they call you a xenophobe to dismiss any rational concerns you might have about the motivations of strangers. The only way to prove you don’t have an irrational fear of foreigners is to welcome them with open arms and without questions.

If you question the sanity of a man who can’t be “who he really is” until someone surgically removes his dick, they call you a transphobe. The only way to prove you’re not afraid of trannies is to agree that transsexuals are not only sane, but heroic, and should be welcomed into any women’s restroom.


German tourist in Paris.

After an attack, our politicians and media like to slam the barn door really hard to show that escaped horse that it was wrong. Many people have made many statements about how to stop terrorism, and almost all of them are unrealistic and wrong.

Terrorism arose from guerrilla warfare and succeeds the same way guerrilla warfare does: by convincing the people making the decisions that there are too many costs of doing business to make it worth continuing to participate.

In the American Revolution, the guerrillas made a king back down after heavy losses; in the Vietnam war, the guerrillas learned a new weapon: the television. If they could get a whole lot of voters, who we all know are useful idiots, to panic and emote over what they see on the teevee screen, then the guerrillas win because the politicians will retreat.