SHORTPOD (31): THE MEANINGLESS SAINTS AND MEDIEVAL METAPOLITICS

Affirmative Right chief editor Colin Liddell wishes listeners a happy "St. Andrews Day" and explains why the Scots picked a Jew, who never came to Scotland or even knew Scotland existed, to be their patron saint.

Also, discussed  and compared is Saint George, the Greek who somehow became the patron saint of England.

YouTube version available here

"DEMON IN THE ROUGH"

The passage below is taken from Andy Nowicki's new publication, Ravages of the 'Rough Beast,' now available on Kindle, and in paperback.

I write with the consciousness of a man who strongly suspects he has acquired a demon.

While not feeling himself to be overtly possessed by said demon, your faithful interlocutor nevertheless struggles to comprehend his current psychic state in absence of rhetorical recourse to citation of the doings of the denizens of the infernal realm.

I am not possessed, I don’t think. Nothing unknown has invaded my body or breached the borders of my consciousness. Still, my mind is demon-haunted, and my heart is devil-bedeviled. An infernal element has entered my interior line of vision, and I can’t seem to avoid glimpsing him; he is always in front of me, though often merely in my peripherals. At times I can forget that he is even there, but then, with a wash of dread, I remember him again.

And once I recall him, there he is before me again.

TRUMP THE TWITTER TIGER AND THE INVERSION OF RELEVANCE

by Duns Scotus

It is clear by now that salvation will only come from the eclipse of America and its collapse.

This was long suspected within the Alt-Right when it was still an living movement, which had not been subverted and sidetracked by WASP twinkies and Nazi-presenting. self-loathing Jews.

SHORTPOD (30): "ME AND MY LIBERAL GF" VS. STUFF THAT REALLY MATTERS

Affirmative Right Chief Editor Colin Liddell discusses Richard Spencer's increasingly ludicrous attempts to remain the centre of attention by parading—or being paraded by—his liberal girlfriend.

Meanwhile the world heads for greater instability, with migrant invasion armies assembling at the US border with little in the way of moral and ideological resistance, and Britain battling to extricate itself from a deceitful and malevolent European Union



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POMPEO AND BOLTON: TRUMP'S TAG TEAM OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION!

by Antonius Aquinas

With the welcome departure of war mongering UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, the Trump Administration’s neocon tag team of death and destruction – Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor (NSA), John Bolton – have enthusiastically taken up where the repellent Haley has left off. It is highly doubtful that the former Ambassador will meekly stay under the rock beneath which she crawled. It seems possible that she will reappear as a primary challenger to her former boss in 2020, and, most certainly, as a Presidential contender in 2024.

REVIEW: DEFAMATION FACTORY

Defamation Factory
by Kaiter Enless
Reconquista Press,
150 Pages

Reviewed by Rémi Tremblay

Since the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting of October 27th, the Anti Defamation League of the B’nai Brith (ADL) has been welcomed in all the major media outlets as a respectable representative of not only the Jewish community, but also of “a world without hate,” a phrase cleverly trademarked by the powerful organization. Somebody with no prior knowledge of the ADL or its director Jonathan Greenblatt could easily believe that they represent and teach tolerance. This has little to do with reality as Kaiter Enless's book Defamation Factory makes clear.

ANOMIE BOULEVARD

by Brett Stevens

Driving around today, it became clear that most people were heavily distracted. They stopped in the middle of the road, randomly, and paused there for a long time. If you honked, they looked at you, bewildering: weren’t you experiencing the same confusion they were? Or fundamentally: is the world not just an extension of myself?

UKIP GUN IS LOCKED AND LOADED AND POINTING AT THE HEAD OF TORY REMAINERS

by Trad News

Thanks to the turbulence being caused by the Brexit negotiations, UK politics are particularly unstable at the moment.

This could easily lead to the collapse of Prime Minister Theresa May's shambolic government, and we might even see a general election being announced within weeks or even days. After that, who knows what will happen.

THE STARK TRUTH: MUFF 19 AND OTHER STUFF

Robert Stark and Matthew Pegas talk to Affirmative Right contributor Richard Wolstencroft about the 19th Melbourne Underground Film Festival, of which he is the director. 

Among the topics are Robert and Matthew's own documentary Supply, which won the "Best Guerrilla" Film Award, Lauren Southern’s Farmlands, which took the "Best Film" award, and past MUFF alumni like James Wan of  Saw fame. Also under discussion are the populist movements in Europe, the persecution of White South African farmers, the recent Melbourne terror attack, new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and the Midterm elections in America.


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LET'S DIVIDE THE 'INDIVISIBLE UNION'


Andy Nowicki considers a provocative new article at mainstream source "The Week," in which the dividing the United States into several separate territories is proposed.

HUXLEY OR ORWELL: KOMMER DU ATT VÄLJA DIN EGEN DYSTOPI?

Inlagd av: Colin Liddell

En av de frekventa jämförelserna som uppträder i Dissident Right är vem som var mer korrekt eller försiktig, Orwell eller Huxley.

I själva verket, som den enda verkligen förtryckta intellektuella gruppen, är Dissident Right de enda som kan erbjuda ett giltigt yttrande om detta, eftersom ingen annan grupp intellektuella lider av deformering, doxxing och uppsägning från jobb lika mycket som vi gör. I dag är det bara Dissident Right som finns i det "tyranniska rymden" som utforskas i de två dystopiska klassikerna.

HUXLEY OR ORWELL: VIL DU VÆLGE DIN EGEN DYSTOPIA

Indsendt af: Colin Liddell

En af de hyppige sammenligninger, der kommer frem i Dissident Right, er, hvem der var mere korrekt eller prescient, Orwell eller Huxley.

Faktisk, som den eneste virkelig undertrykte intellektuelle gruppe, er Dissident-højre de eneste, der er i stand til at tilbyde en gyldig mening om dette, da ingen anden gruppe af intellektuelle lider under deformering, doxxing og afskedigelse fra job så meget som vi gør. I dag er det kun Dissident Right, der findes i det 'tyranniske rum', der udforskes i disse to dystopiske klassikere.

På trods af dette eksisterer denne debat ikke kun om Dissident Right, men længere væk. Tro det eller ej, selv venstreorienterede og liberale debatterer dette spørgsmål, som om de også er under hælen på undertrykkers jackboot. Faktisk føler de sig så undertrykte, at nogle af dem endda er drevet til at diskutere det på siderne på New York Times til den despotisk høje lønsats, som det uden tvivl indebærer.

I både Venstre og Uafhængig Højre er konsensus, at Huxley er langt bedre end Orwell, selv om det ifølge New York Times artikel, der bare er henvist til, har Orwell fanget meget siden valget af Donald Trump. Se på dette latterlige, "jeg ryster bogstaveligt talt" prosa fra New York Times forfatter Charles McGrath:
Og alligevel fremkalder [Huxleys roman] meget mere præcist det land, vi lever i nu, især i dens skildring af en kultur, der er optaget af sex og sindløs popunderholdning, end Orwells mere ildevarslende bog, der ser ud til at forestille sig et sted som Nordkorea. Eller det gjorde, indtil Donald Trump blev indviet.

Som pludselig, som mange kommentatorer har påpeget, var der næsten daglige ekko af Orwell i nyhederne ... Den mest åbenlyse forbindelse til Orwell var den nye præsident gentagne insistering på, at selv hans mest meningsløse og gennemsigtige løgner faktisk var sandt, og så hans rådgiver Kellyanne Conways forklaring om, at disse udsagn ikke rigtig var usandheder, men snarere “alternative fakta.” Som enhver læser af “1984” ved, er dette nøjagtigt Big Brothers standard for sandhed: Fakta er uanset hvad lederen siger, de er.

... de uendelige krige i "1984", hvor fjenden fortsætter med at ændre sig - nu Eurasia, nu Eastasia - ikke længere virker så langsigtede, som de engang gjorde, og heller ikke bogens organiserede hadestal, hvori borgerne arbejder sig selv ind en vanvid mod navnløse udlændinge.
Modsætningen til dette er, at Trump er den eneste ikke-etablerede kandidat, der får valgt præsident siden Andrew Jackson, og derfor næsten det modsatte af ideen om top-down tyranni.

Men for at vende tilbage til forestillingen om, at Huxley er overlegen i forhold til Orwell, både på Venstre og Dissident-højre, er dette baseret på en fælles opfattelse af, at Huxley præsenterer et meget mere subtilt, nuanceret og sofistikeret syn på blød tyranni mere i tråd med udseendet af vores egen alder. Her er McGrath, der opsummerer dette synspunkt, der lige så let kunne være kommet ud af munden på en Alt-Righter, Alt-Liter eller Affirmative Righter:
Orwell havde ikke rigtig meget fornøjelse for fremtiden, som i hans sind bare var en anden version af nutiden. Hans forestillede London er kun en træk, mere glædesfri version af byen, som stadig er ved at komme sig tilbage fra Blitz, hvor han boede i midten af ​​1940, lige inden han begyndte romanen. Den vigtigste teknologiske fremgang der er tovejs-teleskærmen, hovedsageligt en elektronisk kikhule.

På den anden side skrev Huxley næsten to årtier tidligere end Orwell (hans tidligere Eton-elev, som det skete), forudså en verden, der omfattede rumrejser; private helikoptere; genetisk manipulerede prøverørsbabyer; forbedret fødsel kontrol et uhyre populært stof, der ser ud til at kombinere de bedste egenskaber ved Valium og Ecstasy; hormon-snøret tyggegummi, der ser ud til at fungere som Viagra gør; et fuldt sensorisk underholdningssystem, der overgår IMAX; og måske endda brystimplantater. (Bogen er lidt uklar på dette punkt, men i "Brave New World" er det højeste kompliment, du kan betale en kvinde, at kalde hende "pneumatisk.")

Huxley var ikke helt seriøs med dette. Han begyndte med ”Brave New World” som en parodi på HG Wells, hvis forfattelse han afskyr, og det forblev en bog, der betyder at være så legende som den er profetisk. Og alligevel fremkalder hans roman meget mere præcist det land, vi lever i nu, især i dens skildring af en kultur, der er optaget af sex og sindløs popunderholdning, end Orwells mere ildevarslende bog, der ser ud til at forestille sig et sted som Nordkorea.
Det er let at se, hvorfor nogle måske ser Huxley som mere relevant for virkeligheden omkring os end Orwell, fordi dybest set “Big Brother”, i form af Sovjetunionen, mistede den kolde krig, eller sådan ser det ud til.

Men selv om det oprindeligt var overbevisende, kan sagen om Huxleys overlegenhed afvikles.

Det vigtigste er, at Huxleys vigtigste indsigt, nemlig at kontrol kan opretholdes mere effektivt gennem "underholdning, distraktion og overfladisk fornøjelse snarere end gennem åbenlyse politimetoder og streng kontrol med fødevareforsyningen" faktisk ikke er fraværende i 1984.

Faktisk bruges nøjagtigt denne type metoder til at kontrollere de Proles, på hvilke pornografi presses og tilladelse til prostitution. Faktisk er porno et så vigtigt middel til social kontrol, at IngSoc-myndighederne endda har et pornografisektion kaldet "PornSec", som massen producerer porno til Proles. Et af LOL-øjeblikke i Michael Radfords filmversion er, når Mr. Charrington, agenten for det tænkte politi, der udgør som en venlig pandemægler for at leje et værelse til Winston og Julia til deres seksuelle forsøg, informerer dem om deres arrestation, at deres overvågningsfilm bliver 'genbrudt' som porno.

Faktisk er Orwells syn på sex som et middel til kontrol meget mere dialektisk og sofistikeret end Huxleys, da sidstnævnte, som nævnt ovenfor, i det væsentlige skrev en parodi på de naive “fri kærlighed” -opfattelser af HGWells.

Mens sex bruges som et middel til at svække stolperne, bruges 'anti-sex' til at styrke partimedlemmers bikube. Faktisk ser vi i dag, hvordan de mest hysteriske elementer fra Venstre - og til en vis grad Dissident-højre - er de mest undereksisterede.

Vanedannende stoffer er heller ikke fraværende i Orwells dystopiske syn. Mens Brave New World har kun soma, 1984 har Victory Gin, Victory Wine, Victory Beer, Victory Coffee og Victory Tobacco - alle meget vanedannende stoffer, der påvirker folks humør og forener dem med ubehagelige virkeligheder. Winston er selv noget af en cigaret-junkie og gin fiend, som vi ser i dette citat fra det sidste kapitel:
Kastanetræet var næsten tomt. En sollys stråede skråt gennem et vindue faldt på støvede bordplader. Det var den ensomme time på femten. En tinny musik fildt fra teleskærmene.

Winston sad i sit sædvanlige hjørne og stirrede ind i et tomt glas. Af og til kiggede han op på et stort ansigt, der øjenede ham fra den modsatte væg. STORE BRODER ser på dig, sagde billedtekst. Ubudt kom en tjener og fyldte sit glas med Victory Gin og rystede i et par dråber fra en anden flaske med en fjeder gennem korken. Det var saccharine smagfuldt med nelliker, specialiteten i caféen ...

I disse dage kunne han aldrig sætte sig ind i et emne i mere end et par øjeblik ad gangen. Han tog sit glas op og tømte det med en spalte.
Men mens 1984 inkluderer næsten alt det Brave New World indeholder hvad angår kontrol af mennesker gennem sex, narkotika og distraktioner, det inkluderer også meget, meget mere, især med hensyn til, hvordan censur og sprog bruges til at kontrollere mennesker, og hvordan tyranni er internaliseret. Kapitlet, hvorfra ovenstående citat kommer, viser, hvordan Winston, en tidligere autonom agent, er kommet til at acceptere systemets magt så meget, at han ikke længere har brug for politiovervågning.

Men mest genialt af alt er Orwells prescient beskrivelse af, hvordan sprog ændres ved at forbyde bestemte ord og udtryk for visse ideer eller observationer, der betragtes som ”tankekriminalitet”, for ikke at sige noget om historiens konstante omskrivning. Aktiviteterne i Big Tech og deres deformering af alle, der bruger ord, sætninger og ideer, ikke i den seneste udgave af deres "Newspeak" -ordbog, har radikalt ændret den måde, folk kommunikerer og hvad de taler om i en relativt kort periode .

Orwells indsigt i, hvordan sprog kan manipuleres til et styringsredskab, viser hans meget dybere forståelse af menneskets psykologi end det, der er tydeligt i Huxleys roman. Det samme kan siges om Orwells behandling af følelser, som er et andet aspekt af hans roman, der ringer især sandt i dag.

In 1984 hadfigurer som Emmanuel Goldstein og falske fjender, som Eastasia og Eurasia, bruges til at forene, mobilisere og kontrollere visse grupper. Orwell var godt opmærksom på den gruppepsykologiske dynamik i stammen, der projiceres i den største skala af et totalitært imperium. Begrebet "tre minutters had" har så meget resonans med vores egen tidsalder, hvor udløste Twitter-bårne horder af SJW'er og andre slosh omkring nyhedscyklussen som følelsesmæssige zombier, rækværk mod Trump eller George Soros.

I Huxleys bog er der forskellige klasser, men dette er ikke en kilde til konflikt. De er faktisk så klart definerede - faktisk biologisk set - at der ikke er nogen konflikt mellem dem, da hver klasse udfører sin forudbestemte rolle som en harmonisk bane fra Aristotlean-sfærer.

Kort fortalt, Brave New World ser mennesket, som han kan lide at se sig selv - en rationel skuespiller, der kontrollerer sin verden og tager sine fornøjelser. Det er i det væsentlige visionen for et velhævet medlem af de britiske overklasser.

Orwells bog ser derimod mennesket som stammeprioritet, tvunget til at leve i en skala fra social organisation langt ud over hans naturlige kapacitet og dermed forvrænget til en gal og grusom væsen. Det er i det væsentlige visionen om et ikke-så godt hælet medlem af de britiske middelklasser i daglig kontakt med arbejderklassen. Men er desto rigere og dybere.

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CINEMATIC SINS: DEAD POETS SOCIETY AND "ASSUMING THE POSITION"

Ethan Hawke as prettyboy prep school crybaby
The following is an excerpt from Andy Nowicki's upcoming publication, tentatively titled Demon in the Rough
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Film is like music in its ability to transfix and captivate its audience. Both the visual and the aural are mediums through which a hypnotic effect can take hold, causing the participant in the medium to “lose himself” temporarily and engage entirely with that which what spills into his ears and assails his eyes.

POURQUOI ORWELL EST SUPERIEUR A HUXLEY

Par Colin Liddell

L’une des comparaisons qui revient fréquemment dans la Droite dissidente est celle de savoir qui, d’Orwell ou de Huxley, avait le plus raison ou faisait preuve de plus de prescience.

En fait, en tant que seul groupe intellectuel vraiment opprimé, les dissidents de droite sont les seuls en position de proposer une opinion valable à ce sujet, puisque aucun autre groupe d’intellectuels ne souffre autant que nous de manque de soutien, de dogmatisme et de licenciements. Actuellement, seule la Droite dissidente existe dans l’« espace tyrannique » exploré dans ces deux classiques de la dystopie.

JEWISH CHEERLEADERS OF DECLINE

A cheerleader for Tel Aviv's
professional basketball team.

The “JQ,” or “Jewish question,” is a contentious issue in Alt-right-land. I have made my own thoughts known on this matter elsewhere (see here and here), but to summarize: I acknowledge the existence of highly disproportionate Jewish influence in the media, government, and various levels of the entertainment industry, as well as many other notable societal institutions. I chafe against the notion that it’s crass bigotry to observe that Jews do indeed often tend to be rich and powerful people, or to note that Jewish interest groups are quite frequently heavy-handed, obnoxious, and dishonest in their tactics and rhetoric.

LUKE FORD: STEVE SAILER vs. RICHARD SPENCER


It's obvious that failed Alt-Right leader Richard Spencer's parents didn't pay much attention to him as a child. Ever since, he's been on a one-man mission to compensate for that by attracting as much attention to himself as possible, either through his amateur dramatics or edgytarian "hot takes" on the issues of the day. Spencer generates a lot of heat but very little light. Steven Sailer, by contrast, is the exact opposite, a self-effacing, data-driven intellect, who makes real change, without attracting pointless drama. YouTuber Luke Ford compares the two.

GAVRILO PRINCIP, AUTOMATIC SCHMUCK

This piece was originally posted on the 100th anniverary of Princip's assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdiand, an event which is widely agreed to have touched off World War I. It is reposted today, on the 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day, which signaled the end of that horrific, tragic, and seemingly pointless conflict.

"Baby, you're a firework"... Gavrilo Princip, archduke slayer.

"I’m on a mission, cuz now I’ve had it
I watch their system, then spit right at it!
I was born and plated, a schmuck they created
I’ll explode, I’ll erode! Yeah, I’ll break your fuckin’ code
Cuz I’m an automatic schmuck… with a tendency to rock!"
The Hives
An assassin commits murder, but not just any murder. He kills not for the thrill—though killing may indeed be thrilling for him—but because it is something he must do, either because it is his paid profession, or simply because he views such a task as his grisly responsibility.

THE STARK TRUTH: RETURN OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ANIMAL

Robert Stark and Matthew Pegas talk to David Cole about his recent Ann Coulter event, and the past, present, and future of the Republican Party. David Cole writes for Takimag and is the author of Republican Party Animal.

In 1998, due to death threats and other pressures, holocaust revisionist David Cole faked his own death and began a new life as David Stein, a Hollywood insider and Republican Party activist. In 2014, however, his true identity was revealed, leading to Cole being shunned by his Republican friends and losing work. Now, thanks to the election of Trump, the mood has changed so much in the GOP that Cole has been "rehabilitated" by important figures on the mainstream right like Ann Coulter.


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MR YOKO ONO

by Colin Liddell

NOTE: I wrote this take-down of John Lennon and the battle over his dubious legacy for Tokyo Journal in 2000, on the twentieth anniversary of his death, after a visit to the John Lennon Museum in Japan. It is one of the 22 pieces included in my first book Interviews and Obituaries, available on Amazon.
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20 years after he was gunned down outside a New York apartment block, John Lennon is still with us. Here in Japan, he's with us even more, following the recent opening of a museum dedicated to him in Saitama.

TWO-YEAR SHITSTORM ON ITS WAY AS ELECTION SPLITS THE COUNTRY DOWN THE MIDDLE

by Trad News

The Midterms are in and the results are essentially big wins for Trump and big wins for the left-wing of the Democratic Party. Squeezed out are the lukewarm centrists and some cuckservatives.

Even CNN admits that Trump did very well:

THE PERFECT CONDITIONS FOR AN ETHNOPOLITICAL SEA-CHANGE?


The Anglo-Irish poet W.B. Yeats said it best:
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world
This is more or less where America is now, after the inconclusive midterm elections, where both Trumpians and the far-Left did well, while centrists and cuckservatives were squeezed.

WHAT IF 7,000 RUSSIAN MIGRANTS WERE MARCHING FOR THE U.S. BORDER?

by Hewitt E. Moore
@hewittemoore

CNN, FOX News, NBC and Facebook have all concluded that Trump's paid political advertisement about illegal immigration is too offensive to air (Facebook blocked the ad from being distributed on their network).

GAB IS BACK!



What doesn't kill Gab only makes it stronger. Styxhexenhammer666 comments on the welcome return of Gab, the social media platform that was shut down in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. Twitter without the censorship! So, why do we need Twitter? Get on Gab!    

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LIBERALISM IS TYRANNY

by Hewitt E. Moore
@hewittemoore

The problem that arises when you're the greatest nation in the history of the world, is that there's no real problems to deal with. There's no war. Anybody who wants a job can get one. Nobody starves to death. Everybody has access to medical care. Even beggars can make six figures a year.

SHORTPOD (29): THE END OF AUSTERITY (UNTIL AFTER THE NEXT ELECTION)

UK government debt £1,889,540,434,996 +
Affirmative Right Chief Editor Colin Liddell discusses the US midterms, before turning his attention to UK Chancellor Philip Hammond's latest Budget. Hyped as the "End of Austerity" Budget, Liddell argues that the package of tax cuts and increased government spending is economically moronic but politically astute, and is influenced by the tragic fate of John Major's government in the 1990s which unwittingly fattened the calf for its Labour opponents.


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WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM BOLSONARO?

by Trad News

Brazilliant! As widely expected, the hard-right, populist candidate Jair Bolsonaro has won the 2nd and final round of the Brazilian Presidential Election, taking 55% of the vote against the 45% for Fernando Haddad from the left-wing Workers Party. Notice the conspicuous lack of centrist candidates in the final round? This was a hard-right guy against a hard-left guy and luckily the right guy won.