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Until very recently, most Northern cities enjoyed overwhelming white majorities. Southern cities haven’t been so lucky because most blacks stayed in the region until the Great Migration. However, Richmond was a white-majority city until desegregation. Today, blacks and deracinated whites in the city are destroying monuments to Southern resistance, finally consolidating their cultural as well... Read More
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Feelings don’t care about facts. The mass hysteria that’s gripped the Western world after the death of George Floyd can’t be explained in rational terms. Police are shooting fewer unarmed black men each year, and most of the shootings are justified. Police are more likely to shoot a non-threatening white than a non-threatening black. In... Read More
W.E.B. Du Bois was one of America’s most important leftist intellectuals. The Souls of Black Folk and Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept were the precursors to today’s racial politics. Black Reconstruction in America anticipated the contemporary doctrine that Reconstruction didn’t go far enough. (Eric Foner’s Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished... Read More
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Nick Cannon, an actor and singer, recently unbosomed some interesting anthropological theories. Mr. Cannon also claimed blacks are “descendants from God himself,” and discussed “the idea of having to define myself as a god.” He bragged about the power of melanin. I must lack soul, or, since I’m closer to an animal, I don’t have... Read More
Around the country, violent crime and vandalism are on the rise, and the Black Lives Matter movement incites violence. However, Twitter and YouTube are not censoring BLM; they promote it. Instead, Twitter recently banned more than 50 accounts associated with Generation Identity (GI) in Europe, both of organizations and of individuals, especially in Germany and... Read More
The Left is egalitarian. The Right understands hierarchy. While the Left has cults of personality, for the Right, the need for a personal leader seems built in. There must be a king, a man on horseback, or a tribune of the nation whom we can follow. This leads to mistakes. In retrospect, the tributes to... Read More
Tonight will determine whether Tucker Carlson could be the new leader of the American Right or just another talking head. Mr. Carlson is perhaps the last nationalist left at Fox News. Other hosts such as Neil Cavuto, Chris Wallace, and Julie Banderas have all taken stands against President Trump. Former Speaker of the House Paul... Read More
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National Review is “defending America” in its latest issue. Unfortunately, its cowardice about race makes its defense a laughable failure. Editor Rich Lowry’s introduction tries to negotiate the terms of surrender. He is appalled to find that “we’ve gone from a debate about the status of Confederate statues to the toppling defacing, and removal of... Read More
White consciousness is rising throughout the country. It’s supported by the most powerful institutions in our society. It’s sweeping all regions, classes, and subcultures. It’s just not the racial consciousness we want. Still, we can turn it to our advantage. There’s no escape from race. While Americans are stuck at home because of the coronavirus... Read More
At about 2:30 AM on Saturday, June 20, an unidentified suspect killed one man and critically wounded another in Seattle. The dead man was black. See here for footage of the scene. Late last night, there was another shooting that left a man critically wounded. Both took place in in Seattle’s six-block “police-free” zone, first... Read More
The George Floyd riots are a manufactured crisis, but the leader of America’s flagship conservative magazine is looking for ways to surrender. Rich Lowry recently endorsed removing Confederate statues and scorned the Lost Cause. “Secession was a traitorous act that threatened to destroy the American nation,” he wrote, “to create a rump republic built on... Read More
In 2018, Gallup reported that American patriotism was at a record low. Liberals’ patriotism declined even when Barack Obama was president. Fifty-one percent of liberals were “extremely” proud to be American in 2013, but only 36 percent felt that way in 2016, with the number declining every year in between. Just 33 percent of 18... Read More
Conservatives identify problems but punish anyone who has solutions. National Review says to “Cancel Cancel Culture” and urges institutions and people to stand up for themselves. However, the conservative magazine is also celebrating Congressman Steve King’s recent primary defeat, even though Mr. King was taken down by dishonest critics who put the worst spin on... Read More
The world’s wealthiest man is Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. He’s so rich that he kept his position at the top even after making his ex-wife the third-wealthiest woman in the world after their divorce. However, Mr. Bezos evidently thinks he is speaking truth to power. Amazon now shows shoppers this headline: Amazon is donating... Read More
There are two contradictory media messages about the virus: First, we don’t know much about it. Second, we cannot let certain people talk about it. White advocates aren’t surprised by this approach, because it’s how the media cover race. Basic questions about the virus remain unanswered. The New York Times ran a column by Charlie... Read More
Adapted from recent remarks. George Washington, Pater Patriae, won American independence through a strategy that went against his own aggressive instincts. He avoided battles with superior British forces. Instead, he attacked isolated enemy forces (as he did at the Battle of Trenton), kept his army together, and always withdrew in good order following a defeat.... Read More
This review contains a few spoilers. If you’ve seen the trailer for 1917, you know the premise: Two British soldiers must slip through enemy lines to deliver an urgent message. If they fail, the Germans will “massacre” a British unit that includes the brother of one of the soldiers. I will not summarize the plot.... Read More
President Donald Trump recently threatened to bomb 52 sites that are “important to Iran & Iranian culture.” Defense Secretary Mark Esper demurred, saying American troops would “follow the laws of armed conflict.” The 1949 Geneva Convention Protocol, amended in 1977, says “any acts of hostility directed against the historic monuments, works of art or places... Read More
This article is adapted from remarks delivered to a gathering of young nationalists. Recently, National Review’s Rich Lowry put out what he called “A Defining Statement of Modern Conservatism,” complete with a giant picture of Ronald Reagan. The idea that Ronald Reagan should be what’s inspiring today’s generation of conservatism is so out of touch... Read More
Many white advocates loved Joker, identifying with the title character. Yet it’s not the year’s most important film. That film is Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell. Despite one major flaw, it’s a near-masterpiece. It’s also a warning. See it immediately. The plot is straightforward, though Mr. Eastwood unfortunately invents a fictional character and a subplot for... Read More
Adapted from recent remarks. Considering my long involvement in conservative organizations, I must start by clarifying something. President Ronald Reagan said shocking things about African leaders, even calling them “monkeys.” Thus, I would like to say that I am not now, nor have I ever been, a Reagan conservative. I disavow “mainstream” conservatives and their... Read More
Return of the Strong Gods: Nationalism, Populism, and the Future of the West is typical of many conservative books. It analyzes the disease, but is afraid of the cure. Russell Ronald Reno III writes that the modern West created an anti-fascist, anti-imperialist, and anti-nationalist order in response to the world wars. Both the mainstream Right... Read More
Todd Phillips’ Joker has drawn controversy from the Left and Right, with some critics hailing it as a “masterpiece” and others not knowing “if it should be banned or it should be given every award.” Reviewers have tended to treat Joker as a character study of a man’s descent into madness. But by the film’s... Read More
Adapted from recent remarks. “What if we rounded up all suspected white domestic supremacist terrorists and took their kids from them and put them in camps and molested and starved them? Just curious.” This was a recent tweet from former Democrat congressional candidate Dayne Steele. “The Founding Fathers were white nationalist terrorists,” tweeted Professor Nelson... Read More
A Russian friend once told me that just before the Soviet Union’s collapse, news articles would mostly maintain the party line but slip real information into the middle. To get the truth, you just ignored the conclusion. This method works well with Matthew Rose’s recent piece on Sam Francis, “The Outsider.” Mr. Rose does not... Read More
Almost everyone knows Brown v. Board of Education banned school segregation. Few know that the justices said segregation was wrong because it made blacks feel inferior. Today, many people celebrate white inferiority. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said that her grandson’s birthday wish was to have “brown skin and brown eyes.” She called this... Read More
In Eric Kaufman’s Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities, the author asks, “What happens if rural and red-state America is permanently frozen out of power when it considers itself the repository of authentic Americanism?” H.W. Brands’s book, Heirs of the Founders, provides an answer: national disintegration. Mr. Brand’s analysis of what led... Read More
Thomas Jefferson called Missouri’s petition for statehood a “fire bell in the night” portending war. For me, the fire bell is the first large all-African group of immigrants caught crossing the southern border. They knew the legal tricks to pull to be released into the country. This portends doom. My foreboding comes from what Steve... Read More
This biography of Charles de Gaulle by Julian Jackson prompted both the conservative Federalist and the leftist New Statesman to run articles called “How Charles de Gaulle Made France Great Again.” The general supposedly reconciled the political tribes of Left and Right into a “certain idea of France.” In Conrad Black’s words, he “settled the... Read More
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The final episode of Game of Thrones had an important message about the nature of modern politics. It was almost surely unintended. The writing of the final episode, of the final season in general, was atrocious. Balerion the Black Dread could fly through the plot holes showrunners David Beinoff and D.B. Weiss created. Armies we... Read More
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ADL reports are fraudulent. Most media take reports from The Anti-Defamation Leagueseriously, and the group’s claims that white nationalist terror is on the rise get major coverage. “The far-right was responsible for the majority of America’s extremist killings in 2017,” Quartz, January 18, 2018 “White nationalism, born in the USA, is now a global terror... Read More
One ruling class replacing another is revolution. One people replacing another is conquest. Usually, revolution or conquest creates a new state. Yet sometimes the state survives the destruction of its core population. I would call this “state conquest.” It happened in South Africa in 1994 and it could happen in the United States. In 1994,... Read More
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The internet giant’s new wave of censorship
White Identity by Jared Taylor has just been delisted by Amazon. Like most cases of this kind, the digital book burning was in response to a hit piece. An article from Quartz called “There’s a disturbing amount of neo-Nazi and white supremacist material on Amazon” frothed about White Identity and other titles. The piece was... Read More
On Friday, President Trump signed a “compromise” immigration bill that guts immigration enforcement and repudiates his own powers. Among other harmful provisions, the bill creates a loophole that prevents the deportation of anyone sponsoring (or claiming to sponsor) an “unaccompanied” illegal alien minor, provides more permits for foreign seasonal workers, and gives foreign nations about... Read More
The conservative movement is uniquely hobbled. First, its supposed leaders are less committed and militant than its followers. Second, it may be the only political movement in America that tries to dissuade followers from productive action, rather than inspiring them to fight. This explains why prominent conservatives are attacking Tucker Carlson for his powerful monologue... Read More
According to Machiavelli and his modern interpreter James Burnham, moderation is never the best policy. If an enemy is defeated, he must either be turned into a friend through generosity or completely crush him. Keeping someone as an enemy without destroying him guarantees he will rise against you in the future. President Trump has governed... Read More
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At the time of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August a year ago, Donald Trump was the only prominent American politician to blame both sides for the violence. This evenhandedness suggested his administration might be equally evenhanded in bringing charges of rioting and violence. Starting with the President’s own inauguration, antifa... Read More
Anti-racism is a church with no salvation. To be white is to be counted among the damned, no matter what you do. To be “colorblind” was once the goal of anti-racism, but today colorblindness is just another form of racism. And any white who resents being accused of racism is displaying “white fragility;” a host... Read More
White people can’t be victims. They can’t be discriminated against. Whites — as a group — can’t even be harmed. In the words of Stuff White People Like author Christian Lander, “It is always OK to make fun of white people, because no unhappy ending is possible.” The multicultural system assumes an all-encompassing “white privilege”... Read More
Pack it up boys, it’s all over. The System media is taunting white advocates because of the low turnout at the second Unite the Right rally, held on Augusts 12 in Washington D.C. The erstwhile “Southern Avenger” Jack Hunter, who would be vastly more influential today if he had stuck to paleoconservatism, wrote in the... Read More
They are no longer subtle. In the original 2013 movie, The Purge, anti-white themes were camouflaged. The “purge,” a one-night period during which no crime will be punished, was the backdrop to a home-invasion movie in which a white family, helped by a shabby-looking black man with a heart of gold, fights off murderous villains... Read More
It keeps happening: “Conservatives” claim Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree them. King family members and historians rebut the claim. Conservatives continue to believe in fake history. Smart people end up despising conservatives, who clearly have no evidence to support their views. The moral authority of King is elevated because even political opponents pay tribute... Read More
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Putting minorities’ feelings first kills creativity.
Few television programs have had the cultural impact of The Simpsons. Reporters now use the show as an inspiration for headlines. “’Free Market’” Conservatives Welcome Their New Protectionist Overlord, wrote Reason, citing a classic segment. In 2012 and 2016, reporters cited Homer Simpson’s proud declaration of “don’t blame me, I voted for Kodos!”—a joke suggesting... Read More
In a recent piece, Slate’s Jamelle Bouie explained that the two African-American men recently arrested at the Starbucks in Philadelphia had been “raced.” “Race is about power and hierarchy,” claims Mr. Bouie. “When one is ‘raced,’ one is placed in relationship to that hierarchy — your position assigned to your body and made visible to... Read More
Popular culture is witnessing a return of high fantasy. Game of Thrones is one of the most successful television programs in history. Lord of the Rings is heading for Amazon Prime. The Witcher, based on Polish folklore and one of the best reviewed video games in history, will become a series on Netflix (and the... Read More
One of the great debates among white advocates is the generation question. Both critics and supporters agree that the Alt-Right is overwhelmingly young. Many of those who identify with it are critical of their elders, blaming them for supporting mass immigration, desegregation, and for destroying the old, overwhelmingly white America. “Generation Z will save us,”... Read More
Writing about the establishment of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1820, “This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind, for here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate error as long as reason is left free to combat... Read More
The power of “white privilege,” we are told, is all but unlimited. It underlies all our institutions. It is responsible for all non-white shortcomings. Its evil infects every white person and brings them wealth and power. To be white is to be one of the lords of creation, filled with what certified MacArthur Genius Ta-Nehisi... Read More
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For the mainstream media, it was a bona fide crisis. Blake Shelton, a European-American country singer and a host of The Voice, whom I had never heard of until yesterday morning,was named People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man In The World.” The result was outrage. Marlow Stern at the Daily Beast declared grandly that “people” are in... Read More
The main issues in American politics are mass immigration, demographic change, and the new Culture War against implicit symbols of white identity. A celebrity businessman is now the leading GOP candidate for president only because of his banal truism that illegals from Mexico commit crimes. The overwhelmingly white base of the Republican Party is coping... Read More
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The unspoken statistical reality of urban crime over the last quarter century.
Our Reigning Political Puppets, Dancing to Invisible Strings