Once Aryan Skynet Goes Live It Doesn't Matter Who Pulled The Switch
B.W. Rabbit, a writer for many years, currently blogs at the white nationalist site Xenophobe.net [now AltLeft.com] and can be found on Twitter @cisrabbit [now @Alt_Left]. In this candid interview, he speaks with Aryan Skynet about blacks, Jews, the cultural context of his developmental influences, 9/11, Glenn Close, and robots. His answers are always engaging and – this writer admonishes – sure to cause controversy among our readers. Enjoy!
RCvK: How did you come to call yourself “B.W. Rabbit”? Is this intended to convey common cause with Horus the Avenger?
Rabbit: “Rabbit” was an early moniker I used on the internet starting around 2001. It was named after the character’s from John Updike’s famous novel, Rabbit, Run. That has always been an important book for me, and I’ve read it several times (including once when I was recovering from scrotum surgery.) There is a little known 70’s film version of it featuring James Caan, which was what originally inspired me to read the book after it aired one time in the middle of the night on UPN Starlight Theater in 1997. It’s also a reference to the “White Rabbit” from the 1972 movie version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland which starred Fiona Fullerton. This used to air a lot on HBO in the early-mid 80s, possibly coinciding with Fullerton’s re-emergence in the spotlight as a Bond girl in A View To A Kill. Also, I do use it to some degree show some solidarity with Horus the Avenger from White Rabbit Radio. He’s into some weird stuff, but he’s a good ally, extremely talented . . . one of the best we’ve got.
RCvK: Is Xenophobe.net your first blog and is “B.W. Rabbit” your first online incarnation or have you previously written under another identity?
Rabbit: Xenophobe is not my first blog, not by a mile. I’ve been a prolific blogger and internet writer since 2001. I started out writing poetry in the summer of 1995 and mailing it out to literary magazines(the old school way of getting something published.) I had some obscure stuff get accepted into some national “artsy” kind of magazines like Plazm (a mag which is still around!) Anyhow, nearly 20 years later, I started Xenophobe.net because my other writing started to become more popular and I wanted to voice my opinions on more controversial topics without having to be cryptic. I also wanted to take more of an active role.
RCvK: How did you come to be – as the saying goes these days – redpilled on race?
Rabbit: I never really had a “red pill” moment I don’t think. It was a slow transition mostly from growing up at the height of the 1970s-80s multicultural window, when most of us believed we were working toward a “color blind” society. Over time I began to realize that very few blacks or Hispanics were interested in a color blind society and that only whites were the ones trying to view people by the content of their character. Despite having been a skater in the 90s and aping many elements of black culture to fit in, deep down I always hated it and wished I didn’t have to associate with any of it. Even in 1992, I was nostalgic for 1983 white culture. The difference was that visibly apparent already. Moving to Los Angeles in the late 90s was the closest to a “Red pill” moment I ever had. It was a completely third world situation, with a few pockets of gentrified gay neighborhoods and ultra-wealthy show business enclaves. It was totally depressing to see how a once great city had been ruined by third world immigration and feral blacks. In my head I thought, “We can’t let this happen everywhere else. We have to stop it!” That is still a thought I have to this day. Our cities keep falling, but somewhere we’ve got to hold the line against these barbarians.
RCvK: Is Xenophobe.net now your blog exclusively, or will Mike Donovan be writing more posts in the future? What is your connection with Donovan and what can you tell us about him?
Rabbit: Originally, Xenophobe was going to be a group blog. I had a partner that I know in real life who is a rather prominent person, but he wanted to post as a fake “radfem” troll author. He just kind of got busy with other projects. I’m hesitant to let people write on this site, because it’s my own distinct brand . . . and if you don’t know someone personally in these circles you really have no idea what kind of psycho you might be dealing with and what kind of drama you may be inviting. Donovan helps to promote posts and stuff through Twitter, but I’m not sure if he plans on writing. He’s a shock troop of the resistance. Nothing more.
RCvK: Xenophobe.net appropriates science fiction imagery regularly and you frequently draw on this genre for references and inspiration in writing your essays. Is the idea to approach white nationalism as a futurist trend rather than as a dusty traditionalism?
Rabbit: Strictly speaking, I’m not a traditionalist. I find that a lot of hardcore trad conservatives and reactionaries long for some kind of eternal, “Oregon Trail” society. Everything I admire about Europeans has to do with their incredible technological achievements and pioneering spirit. Some people want to harness that spirit by actually going back to a kind of homesteading, literal pioneer lifestyle. I call these types “Little House On The Praireactionaries” or LHOTPR for short. I’m more into national futurism or reactionary modernism, where we retain the mindset of older times, but have it manifest within a highly technologically advanced and civilized society. I use a lot of classic science fiction references, because I believe in bold visions of the future, and the golden age of science fiction is where they can be found. People like Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, etc., were visionaries way ahead of their time and apparently, ours.
RCvK: Simultaneously, you evince a great deal of pop culture nostalgia. Are nostalgia and identitarianism intimately related phenomena? What is your favorite decade and why?
Rabbit: Yes! One of the problems I have with ethnats is that they tend to use all this strange and creepy imagery that almost no one except total freaks would identify with (though it can be fun to throw down a swastika every now and then for a bit of horrorism.) I use a lot of nostalgic pop culture stuff, because I want to demonstrate to people that these things we cherish from our childhood are part of “white” or European American culture. Most people don’t associate shows like Hart to Hart and Charlie’s Angels with white identitarianism, but they should. I want to open people’s eyes that everything they love about their past, their childhood, their cultural identity, etc., is going away or in many cases is already gone. It was all so innocent. Even if we tend to over romanticize the past due to nostalgic biases, the stuff that is replacing our culture really is shit. Like shittier than the worst 80s cock rock music video.
RCvK: Where were you on 9/11 and what do you remember about that day? What, in your view, is the significance of 9/11 for whites specifically and for pro-white advocacy as a movement?
Rabbit: On 9/11, I was actually watching reruns of America’s Funniest Home Videos (Bob Saget version) on the WB. For some reason, they never interrupted the programming. I didn’t find out about it until much later in the day when I attempted to go to the mall, and it was inexplicably closed. Then I went to another mall, and it was also closed. I stopped into Cousins’ (a sub sandwich chain) to get something to eat before work that evening, and the teenage employees were listening to the news on the radio. I asked them what was going on, and they told me about the attacks. I was glued to the news for months after that. The most significant thing about 9/11 to me was the lack of will to rebuild the towers, and the reasoning people gave for not rebuilding them was pathetic. Had we just rebuilt them quickly, it would have exposed the terrorists as being a mere nuisance, like taggers whose graffiti masterpiece was painted over the next day. We didn’t do that though, so it is what it is.
RCvK: How far down the rabbit hole is too far for you? Are you open to the interpretations of twenty-first century history offered by such figures as Christopher Bollyn, Victor Thorn, and Michel Chossudovsky? Would white nationalists do better to distance themselves from such controversial areas of investigation?
Rabbit: No, I’m not into trutherism. I’m generally skeptical of conspiracy theories in general. Conspiracy theorists tend to hang out in their own circle jerks. Their videos and claims seem persuasive when examined uncritically, but much of it has been debunked if you dig around and seek out the counter arguments. Conspiracy types don’t do this though, because they’re not really looking for “the truth.” They’re looking for a “bombshell reveal” and strain to position things to fit their narrative.
I used to be heavily into researching the Zodiac killer case. There were so many people who, once they had found their “pet suspect,” they would literally try to twist every tiny piece of evidence to point to their suspect being the killer, no matter how far fetched (Gareth Penn was a great example of this.) One should look at facts and let those lead you to the suspect, rather than have a pre-ready suspect and try to make the facts lead you to it.
[Rabbit suggests readers visit debunking911.com]
One of the reasons I’m hesitant to call myself a white nationalist is because I have trouble taking people seriously if they believe this stuff . . . but an ally is an ally. One doesn’t have to believe Israel was behind 9/11 to recognize they try to manipulate us into getting involved in their wars. They do it right out in the open. There’s enough material to convince rational people without resorting to trutherism.
RCvK: What is the single most powerful force shaping global events today?
Rabbit: I would say idiots being allowed to have children as well as the third worlding of formerly advanced civilizations. Globalized capitalism is a large component of this as well. The willingness of Western elites and their well meaning subjects to sacrifice their culture in the name of both superficial greed and pathological altruism is destroying everything I find worthwhile in humanity.
RCvK: Are capitalism and communism fundamentally distinguishable systems, or are these ideologies, as Yockey suggests, merely two sides of a single materialistic coin?
Rabbit: Don’t know really. My biggest issues with communism is that the newer communists aren’t racist enough, and also that they have a tendency to idealize a primitive society of peasant farmers and what Heinlein referred to as “back to nature cults”. It would seem to me that if commies wanted to oppose capitalism and promote a “living wage” they might be more active in stopping immigration, but noooooo.
RCvK: Rate the following women on a scale from one to ten: Marine Le Pen, Greta Van Susteren, Glenn Close, Elizabeth Warren, Sarah Palin, Connie Chung, Susan Sarandon, and Joy Behar.
Glenn Close was bangin’ in the 80s especially in Jagged Edge and Fatal Attraction. I remember when I saw Fatal Attraction, I was like “Man, he should just leave his wife to be with her. She’s psycho, but she’s hot and obviously way into him. He’s already cheated anyway.”) The rest of those broads are all ones in my book.
RCvK: What is “orcbrand”/#ORx, and what is your affiliation with it?
Rabbit: OrcBrand is made up of some of my AltRight friends online. It began as sort of a shitposting group but has almost evolved into an actual thing, much like ColorCabal. Internet movements begin in strange ways.
RCvK: In your review of Starship Troopers (1997), you make a dismissive reference to “creepy Hitler worship” and in “Postcards from Xenophobia“, you express frustration with “real life neo-nazis” who attack you because you “don’t openly embrace Hitler and nazi symbols” (italics added). Do you privately embrace such iconography? In “Reactionary Pinball“, you say of National Socialist nostalgia, “I’ll admit it’s growing on me a bit.” Please clarify or elaborate.
Rabbit: When I first took the Nestea Plunge into Ethnat circles, I was totally freaked out by Nazi imagery . . . and I was already pretty racist to begin with. People are so conditioned to find that stuff abhorrent, that it even affects race realists like me somewhat. I’ve gotten used to it though and even embrace it to some degree. I prefer Italian Fascism and Futurism (though definitely with the German military.) I admire a great deal about the Nazis. I think they could have built an incredible civilization had they focused outward into space rather than trying to conquer half the world. It was perhaps the biggest waste of talent and intelligence the world has ever seen.
RCvK: What is your stance on the Jewish Question?
Rabbit: About twelve years ago, I was huge neocon. I didn’t really become Jew-wise until a few years ago. I have worked for a lot of them, and it’s amazing how true the stereotypes are. They really are the shrewdest, sneakiest negotiators. It’s just like you see in the memes. “Oh you’d like a quantity discount? I’m sorry the price just went up actually, but I’m feeling generous so I can still give you the old price.” That’s a majorly Jewish tactic, to act as though they’re paining themselves to do you a favor or give you a great deal, when in reality you’re being had . . . seriously I once had dinner with a friend and his Jewish wife, and she made a huge deal about being overcharged 25 cents on the bill! (the menus hadn’t been updated to reflect the new price of the item.) She actually made the waitress remove the charge from the bill. It was really embarrassing for me. The whole time I was thinking “Really? Could you be any more stereotypically Jewish?” They love to do the divide and conquer as well, promoting multiculturalism every chance they get. I can’t say that I hate all Jews, though. I mean c’mon, Peter Sellers was great! I also maintain friendships with a few AltRight Jewish people. Some of them are pro-white, and they don’t even really realize that they’re “Jewish” in the way that we see them. They’re not conscious of what Jews do, so it’s tough to fault them for it. Some of them genuinely want to be our allies in the battle against barbarism and they’re really not aware of these stereotypes. They are surprised to enter reactionary circles and find themselves despised. It’s their first exposure to it. What to do? I don’t have an answer except to be vigilant when dealing with them and watch for any tricks or fast moves.
RCvK: What is Neoreaction’s utility to pro-white advocates? Does this movement, to the extent that it can be characterized as such, have a productive future ahead of it?
Rabbit: Too early to say, but I think at the very least Neoreaction will hopefully produce a body of thought that will influence a future society to become something more pro-European than the current one.
RCvK: Which participant in the broad field comprising the New Right, Neoreaction, Dark Enlightenment, or Alternative Right is doing the best work and the most good for whites at present?
Rabbit: All of them really. To narrow it down, I would say AltRight publications like TakiMag are the most effective because they are attracting fence-sitting conservatives and peeling them away from the establishment. People don’t just go from 0 to 14/88. There are levels. Black rioting and behavior in recent years has done more for the cause of white separatism than any of us ever could have. It sure makes our job easier. All we have to do is say, “My God! Look at them. Do you want to live in a city filled with people doing things like this?”
RCvK: Briefly, what are your feelings toward Alf, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Madonna?
Rabbit: Was never a big fan of the show Alf. If we’re talking 80s shows then Hart to Hart and Magnum PI are where it’s at. Netanyahu is a leader for his people, but he is sneaky and always trying to con us into fighting his enemies. Thanks but no thanks. I’ve been hearing that Iran is six months away from getting a nuke for the last thirteen years. I still don’t give shit even if it were true. I can sing along with Madonna’s 80s jams like “Borderline” but the newer stuff I can’t stand. Most of the music I like is older than that. I prefer more of the quasi-communist music of 60s and 70s. I’ll take Claudine Longet over Madonna any day
RCvK: Who would win a no-holds-barred cage match: Daily Stormer‘s Andrew Anglin or Johnny Five from Short Circuit?
Rabbit: Johnny Five, especially if he had his laser. Never bet against a well programmed robot. Forget Short Circuit, though. If we’re talking killer robot preferences, I’ll take Hector from Saturn 3 . . . Yul Brynner’s character in Westworld was pretty badass . . . I suppose a proper Neoreactionary would choose the Black Knight from Medievalworld. But I’m a little too modernist for that. I mean, I love abstract art even.
RCvK: The Aryan race thanks you for your time.