Once Aryan Skynet Goes Live It Doesn't Matter Who Pulled The Switch
Hipster Racist has been arguing recently with Hunter Wallace on Twitter about white nationalist rallies. I have trouble knowing what to make of the whole thing, but I know that to a normal person WN activities often seem like a complete shit show.
Not being a normal person, maybe I can explain a little why this is.
Progressive, or liberal, or leftist politics are the politics of the winners. At the top people make millions from it. A connected, influential lawyer will not have Wall Street money, but will be wealthy and powerful. At the lower levels public employees make good money and get great benefits, and even people with no financial reward- student protestors- get to go out, have fun, party and get laid.
Much of the population benefits to some extent from the system, but one part doesn’t. It isn’t smart enough, or socially adept enough, or properly inclined to participate. It’s maybe a little aspie and can’t see the point of parroting dumb things for status or money. Even if it tried, it is not needed as a participant but is needed as a scapegoat and target, and so it is.
Not everybody Jew-wise is a white nationalist, and not all white nationalists are Jew-wise, but it’s a similar process of becoming. Both beliefs are strongly socially sanctioned, and no more strongly than being mocked. America is for winners. Nobody wants to be a loser and people will strongly resist admitting to others and especially to themselves they are losers.
I’m sort of the bizarro world version of an SJW. The older SJW story is of coming from a religiously and intellectually conservative family, suffering some kind of abuse or alienation, and rebelling against it. I think now SJWs tend more to have been raised by other SJWs although a “kill white people” woman that got jumped on on Twitter recently was like this. It’s the same for me except just change “conservative” to “liberal”.
When I was a kid the 60’s protestors had achieved complete victory, political and cultural, and controlled all the institutions. Ayn Rand libertarian capitalism was the way to rebel and freak out the squares so that’s what I did.
I thought for a long time I was a middle-class American, if a low and precarious one. I came from ugly circumstances and struggled to get a decent job and a little money. I think a lot of GenXers have the same experience- two steps forward, one step back. It was the pattern the country followed from the 70’s to the 90’s. In each recession prosperity was lost, and then came back, but not as strong as before. Each peak was lower than the last. When things were going better people were relieved just to have jobs and tried not to notice they never completely got back what they had lost. They hoped things would eventually get better, but they never really did.
In the financial crisis I lost my pretty good job, and went through several years of unemployment and temporary employment. I had lost faith in the system after W went after his own supporters as racists in his failed bid for illegal alien amnesty in 2005. I lost the rest of my belief in the system with the bailouts.
I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to work again. If I was going to go, I was going to take a few of them with me at least. “If God wants me to be the Punisher, I guess I’ll be the Punisher” I told myself.
I eventually got a job- a bad, humiliating job, but a job- and was able to get married and have a kid. People sometimes thing I’m his grandfather. My life is still very precarious, I’m treated like garbage by my (((bosses))), and I may yet lose everything.
There are people out there with little to lose. I’m not eager to lose what I have but if I do, there is no reason to hold on to anything else.
I make a lower middle-class salary and live in the outskirts of a huge blue metropolis. I can’t afford to buy a house and even if I could it would be a dumb idea. Our Hispanic immigrant neighbors (some legal, some illegal) get Medicaid and subsidized electricity. They have nicer cars than we do. At my last job they treated everyone like shit, so at least there was camaraderie. At my current job they have people they like and people they don’t like, who tend to fall into certain ethnic and religious categories.
Historically most people have been seeds blowing in the wind, some finding fertile soil and sprouting, most getting eaten or shriveling up on hard rock. Your family, if you had one, was one way of feeling you weren’t nothing. Religion helped the less fortunate. Mass politics has come to substitute for religion, which is how you see fat, ugly people with blue hair rioting so Lloyd Blankfein can buy another house in Aspen.
The system wants peace, and normally provides it by ensuring a modest amount of prosperity and a sense of belonging. The New Deal way of doing this might roughly be described as “Americanism” which is called by us today civic nationalism. The higher level of system participant- all the way down to the average government employee- have this. For people depending on corporate employment, small business, and traditional social arrangements it’s gone forever.
For these people the system has one simple answer, delivered like a snarling wolf- shut the fuck up, or else. Or else what? I lose my shitty job and don’t have to go get humiliated everyday? I do this because I have a wife and kid, but a lot of young white guys don’t have a wife or kid or even a girlfriend and don’t have much prospect of getting one.
Humiliation is normally a very effective method of social control. But everything and everyone has its limits.
If you’re an angry person with nothing there comes the question of what to do about it. One option is to appear in public expressing taboo political opinions as part of a group. “You hate me, but I hate you too, and I defy you.” It’s not much but it’s something.
The far right is a suicide squad- people with nothing to lose and no hope just trying to do some damage on the way out. The leaders do ok. Richard Spencer is apparently independently wealthy by inheritance. I don’t know what Hunter Wallace does. Matt Heimbach collects dues and could be getting money under the table. Other people have YouTube channels.
I can’t tell anybody not to do this and I can’t say it’s not pretty pointless. What might not be pointless? I have my own ideas.