Once Aryan Skynet Goes Live It Doesn't Matter Who Pulled The Switch
Reading the follow-up article, “How To Passivism” and the comments at SocialMatter.net, I was struck with an amazing sense of deja-vu.
Your mention of fraternal organizations got me thinking. Belonging to a fraternal organization used to be a big thing for American men. There were dozens of these associations (Lions, Shriners, Woodsmen of the World, Moose, Elks Lodge, etc.) with millions of members going to frequent local, state and national meetings.
Though membership has plummeted for these organizations since the 1960’s, many of them still nominally exist. They have organizational and communication structures in place that link chapters nationally. Not to mention privately owned meeting places in most American towns & cities. What they do not have is members below the senior citizen age range.
This presents a fine opportunity for entryism on our part. We could begin joining these organizations and use them as an environment for building our mannerbunds.
If anyone wants to go through the old MindWeaponsInRagnarok articles from five years ago, this was a quite regular topic of conversation and was initiated by yours truly, and specifically discussed as a form of entryism. The idea eventually found its way to not only Counter-Currents.com (where MindWeapon was referenced by name) but, surprisingly, to the Black Supremacist blog “We Are Respectable Negros” written by Chauncy DeVega (who was a huge fan of us “white supremacists” and quoted us dozens of times.)
In fact, when I came to the line, “status sovereignty requires a Mannerbund” I was taken back to one of my earliest HipsterRacist articles where I made the same point. (That was the article that got me tagged as a “manosphere” writer and a “misogynist” by the male feminist at ManBoobz.com.)
The basic point was that the male hierarchy – the mannerbund – is the source of status for men (1). Before the progressive takeover of college campuses, being in a fraternity was a marker of high status. In fact, sororities were invented as “sister organizations” to these fraternities.
Mark Yuray’s idea is simply the right wing version of the old Wobbly slogan, “building a new society in the shell of the old.”
The old fashioned American fraternities were attacked in the media (Superman used to demonize the Klan and The Honeymooners used to mock the Elks and related groups) and eventually by business interests. A fraternity often had a doctor on salary that would treat the members and their family, the American Medical Association put a stop to this. Fraternities had official and unofficial insurance programs; the professionalization of insurance saw these regulated out of existence. And to this day, credit unions are the banking system’s number one enemy.
College fraternities are increasingly attacked by progressives for the obvious reasons: they are exclusionary and confer status to the members in a way that is outside the power of the university itself.
These groups are what is known as “civil society” and they traditionally act as a buffer between individuals and the state. And since the left main goal is to increase the power of the state, civil society groups are always a danger to the left.
It’s somewhat astonishing to see the cluelessness about what Yuray is suggesting, as well as the outright hostility.
A finely tuned cabal has achieved intellectual and status sovereignty, and is then capable of achieving and defending some further measure of sovereignty – physical, geographic, economic, financial, whatever.
Too many on the right and in the pro-white movement want to ape the left – they want to be the right wing version of anti-fa. This, always, leads to cringe-worthy spectacles, the record of which has been consistent failure. “Taking it to the streets” is nothing more than a slogan, after all. Mass public spectacle was rendered mostly moot by the era of mass media.
First, there are legal and illegal activities. We forbid illegal activities.
Second, there are activities that garner media attention and activities that do not. We forbid activities that garner media attention.
That’s it. That’s passivism. Nothing illegal. Nothing that garners media attention.
It’s astonishingly stupid for pro-white and/or right-wing activists to seek media attention, considering that the media is 100% anti-white. David Duke is perhaps as media-polished a person as can be, and anytime he’s given media time it’s simply to attack him as a “former Grand Dragon of the KKK” and have him fend off various smears and attacks. Media attention is counter-productive at best, even when it’s somewhat neutral (which it almost never is.)
Making our own media, however, is effective. Blogging basically created the modern pro-white movement and gave it a place to spread ideas that was independent of the hostile media. Youtube videos are extremely effective in the hands of people like Richard Spencer and RamZPaul.
The people who decry “keyboard warriors” and scream about “taking it to the streets” are missing the point. There is really no such thing as an “online community.” If you happen to frequent a blog, you’ll often make the mistake of thinking of it as a substitute for a real life community. It’s obviously not, nor should it be. If you are complaining that “the movement” is too online, you are really talking about yourself. You’re online too much. Turn the computer off and actually get involved in a real community.
The second mistake people often make is the same one that many young men make when they talk about trying to find a woman that agrees with them politically. Women just do not do “movements” – and especially not currently out of fashion right wing movements – the same way that men do. Politics do not a happy marriage make, but there are plenty of men that have paired with liberal women, only to turn them to “their side.” In fact, it’s a common dynamic.
So, don’t make the mistake of thinking that your offline cabal should be based on politics. You do not need to build a cabal of men that have all read Kevin MacDonald or agree with your racial ideology. Your cabal is based on interests, not ideology.
What are the characteristics of this mannerbund? It’s private. It’s invite only. It’s for life.
What do you do with this cabal? If your immediate thought was to start stockpiling weapons for the showdown with the man – please, stop reading now.
The goal is to build power. In NRx terms, sovereignty and status. In the real, modern world, that means money, property, connections, and business networks.
If, and when, the shit hits the fan – who are people going to turn to? Are they going to turn to the blogger who has read the most Mencius Moldbug? Are they going to turn to the right-wing “activists” that have a lot of practice screaming at lefty protestors while on the “streets” waving signs?
No. They will turn to accomplished men who have property, status, money, and connections. Men who have a record of working together effectively in the real world.
In such a scenario, as Yuray said (and his comments so cluelessly do not get) all you have to do is accept power. They will be asking you to lead.