Once Aryan Skynet Goes Live It Doesn't Matter Who Pulled The Switch
Short answer: I don’t think so.
But for my own amusement, and hopefully yours, I’m going to try to make a plausible, hypothetical case that Richard Spencer is a Fed.
Some people say it is bad and counter-productive to accuse people of being “feds” or “shills” with no evidence. I disagree. I think it’s actually quite useful to at least consider the possibility.
In fact, I myself have pretty much gone out of my way to LARP as a “fed” or a “spy” online. In the same way that many people say, “they are going to call us a Nazi, so we may as well be a Nazi,” I’ve decided that people were going to call me a fed anyway, so I may as well take the bull by the horns and use it as a gimmick.
My online avatar is Maxwell Smart of the old TV show “Get Smart,” about a bumbling but well meaning spy during the Cold War. I use the avatar because I wanted to blog about intelligence agencies, the CIA, espionage and spies – but I didn’t want people to take me too seriously. I have used James Bond imagery in the past, but dropped it because I didn’t want people to think my online fictional stories about suave womanizing intelligence agents were anything other than tongue-in-cheek humor, and I definitely do not want to come across as taking myself too seriously. My fictional characters are clearly more Austin Powers than James Bond.
I’m just a blogger.
I’ve also claimed seriously that I grew up in Washington DC surrounded by spooks. There is of course no reason for anyone to believe that. I could be some guy in the Midwest. I could be a Jew. I could be a woman – I’ve been accused on more than one occasion of being a woman pretending online to be a man, an accusation that also amuses me quite a bit.
But enough about me. Is Richard Spencer a Fed? I have a long record of supporting Spencer and his NPI group. I’ve said that he is one of the most valuable public figures in the movement, and that NPI was the best thing we have going for us when it comes to a public, official, pro-white lobby. Even after the latest NPI conference and all the controversy that it caused, I still assert that.
And to be clear, I’ve never met Richard Spencer, I’ve never attended any NPI events, and only know him from his online presence, his youtube videos and podcasts, and his websites. I have zero “inside information” about Spencer, I’ve never stalked his old Facebook profile for incriminating pictures, and don’t know anything about him other than what he has said about himself and his media coverage.
Does Spencer have the background typical of a spy? He sure as hell does. He obviously comes from a wealthy background, he attended a prep school, later went to a somewhat prestigious university, and has a home base in Arlington, Virginia – spook central. His demographic is exactly the demographic that the CIA has tended to recruit from.
What about Spencer’s career? Spencer used to publish Pat Buchanan’s American Conservative, and later became the editor of TakiMag.com. Pat Buchanan is certainly a mainstream conservative Republican, but Taki is not really. Spencer appears to have started as a typical, everyday conservative Republican and slowly became more and more pro-white. Especially at Taki’s, Spencer first started to court some controversy by writing about race in a more overt way, sometimes raising the hackles of “cuckservatives” who were desperate to take the position that “liberals are the real racists.”
Then, Spencer started the publication Alternative Right, which was just a little bit more overtly racial than Taki’s. Spencer later distanced himself from the other writers at Alternative Right, apparently Spencer himself taking the more “moderate” side in that situation. He then joined NPI and started his current website, RADIX. RADIX has been notable for not only being overtly pro-white, but also explicitly associating with Judeo-critical authors like Kevin MacDonald, who has spoken at NPI’s last two conferences. By inviting Kevin MacDonald to speak, NPI has gone much further on “the Jewish question” than other overtly pro-White groups like Jared Taylor’s American Renaissance.
Up until now, Spencer has certainly never associated himself with anything to do with “Nazis” or “Neo-Nazis” or “Hitler.” RADIX has never engaged in any cartoon “anti-semitism” but on the other hand has not been particularly shy about criticism of the Jewish community’s anti-white core. Spencer has even interviewed David Duke recently, which is clearly courting controversy, Duke being a regular boogey-man of the anti-white left and the anti-white Jewish groups like the ADL and the SPLC.
The story of the recent NPI conference has been hashed out over and over again. A quick recap: Spencer used the German term “Lugenpresse,” a word that does have some association with the German NSDAP, but has also been used both before the World War II era and even quite recently by the current German right. Spencer ended his speech with the quotes “Hail Victory” and “Hail Trump” which many have suggested was flirting with “Nazi” rhetoric. He has allowed Tila Tequila, a Vietnamese former porn star who dresses up in “Nazi” attire as part of her gimmick, to attend the conference, presumably to de-fang the “Nazi associations.” And at the conclusion of his speech, Mike Enoch, an author at TheRightStuff.biz, an “ironic Nazi” site, ran to the front of the crowd, gave a “Nazi salute” which was then mimicked by an overweight and elderly gentlemen who was apparently quite inebriated.
The Atlantic, which was present at the event at the invitation of Spencer, did what the “Lugenpresse” always does, and released a short video of the conclusion of Spencer’s speech, edited precisely and deceptively to make the conference look as close to a “Nazi rally” as possible.
The “controversy” has been exactly what one would expect, many people in the larger “Alt Right” immediately distancing themselves from Spencer, others denouncing him openly, and the more trollish elements of the “Alt Right,” such as TheRightStuff.biz, cheering him on.
Some people have said that Spencer purposefully, and with malice aforethought, at the instigation of powerful government forces, “set up” the larger Alt-Right to appear as “Neo-Nazi” as possible. Jared Taylor and Peter Brimelow were essentially forced to “disavow” and distance themselves from what happened at the conference, and of course Donald Trump himself, along with the Breitbart.com website, took no time to “disavow” Spencer and NPI. Many on the “Alt Right” and in the White Nationalist movement in general, such as Greg Johnson of Counter-Currents.com, vlogger RamZPaul, and even Spencer’s old writing partners such as Colin Liddell, have been very critical of Spencer’s actions, calling it a mistake, a gaffe, and a misstep that hurt the movement.
If I was a “fed” that wanted to undermine the “Alt Right” and the growing pro-White movement, and had five years to do it, I would, in fact, do exactly what Spencer has done. I would slowly but surely set myself up as a “leader” then slowly, inch-by-inch, with just enough plausible deniability, begin courting “neo-Nazis” and flirting with “Nazi” imagery.
If I was a “fed” that was attempting to undermine the Trump administration, however, I would have staged the “neo-Nazi” money shot before the election. Giving the Trump administration yet another chance to “disavow” all the “bad people” seems to work in his favor. Trump advisors like Steve Bannon, formerly of Breitbart.com, can (and are) using this as an opportunity to distance themselves from the “bad” parts of the “Alt Right.” The Democrats are gunning for Steve Bannon and desperately want his scalp, and I’m not really sure this helps him or hurts him, it could go either way.
Similarly, the latest event could turn out to be a disaster for the pro-White movement, or it could turn out to be a case of making lemonade out of lemons – certainly, the Red Ice Radio media outfit is making a name for themselves with their excellent coverage of the NPI conference and taking the “controversy” head on.
So, to reiterate, I don’t think Spencer is a “fed.” I think he made a pretty obvious bone-headed mistake by associating too closely with the 4chan style “Nazi” LARPers. I think he made a “gaffe” thinking he could try to “defuse” the associations by ironically embracing them, and sort of “flip the script” on the anti-white media.
But I do understand exactly why many people are now openly questioning Spencer’s motivations, and I understand exactly why some people are wondering if he is a fed.
So, I open it up to the peanut gallery: is Spencer a Fed? Was the latest NPI conference a mistake, purposeful disruption, or even a clever gimmick to get publicity? How can we tell when a public pro-white figure like Spencer is actually a “fed” or working against us secretly? How do we distinguish the inevitable mistakes in style and substance with purposeful subversion?
Do the FBI, the CIA, and the NSA even want to undermine a pro-white movement? Certainly, if you ask the non-whites and the left, the FBI and the CIA are nothing but overt White Supremacists that are secretly on the side of the “Nazis” anyway, that America is already a “fascist” state, and that Donald Trump is Literally Hitler without the mustache. I would suspect that many on the left believe that Richard Spencer is in the pay of Donald Trump and that Trump’s disavowals are nothing more than clever politics, that Steve Bannon and Breitbart.com are 100% behind Spencer and NPI and that they are just putting a Smiling Face on the Fascism.
So which is it and how can we tell?