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Enlightened Patriarchy: Frederick the Great’s Principles of Lawmaking, Part 2

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Moderation & Humaneness

The sovereign has authority but, as with the father, this must be deserved. Frederick notes dispassionately that Publicola, one of the founders of the Roman Republic, had legalized tyrannicide. The laws must be fair and appropriate to the nation concerned, otherwise they will soon be abolished and the people will revolt:

The legislators who establish laws in monarchies are typically themselves sovereign: if their laws are gentle and equitable, they will maintain themselves by their own accord, all individuals find their advantage in them; if they are harsh and tyrannical, they will soon be abolished, because they need to be maintained by violence, and the tyrant is alone against an entire people who only desire to eliminate them. Read More »

End Affirmative Action

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While many are talking about the options for the Alt Right in its campaign to push further for a sane civilization, one stands out as a tempting and easily conquered target: Affirmative Action.

Affirmative Action pervades all areas of life in the West. The primary damage it does is by putting employers, renters and sellers on the defensive through the legal presumption that if an ethnic, sexual or gender minority is turned down, discrimination is to blame. This leads to vast payouts in the courtroom and has made companies paranoid, causing them to be overly-solicitous to non-majority people.

In hiring, if a majority person and non-majority person both apply, a singular situation results: there is legal liability for not hiring the non-majority person. For this reason, the majority person is always at a disadvantage, and indirectly so are non-majorities, who are hired not for their competence but for political reasons, leading to a prevalence of the less competent. Read More »

Enlightened Patriarchy: Frederick the Great’s Principles of Lawmaking, Part 1

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Frederick the Great

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Perhaps the most impressive Western tradition of statecraft, at least in the modern era, is that of Prussia. To be sure, the liberal-democratic tradition launched by the United States and France is formidable, and it is not without reason that it today dominates our world. But the greatness of America and France also relied upon a prosaic factor: sheer demographic and geographic size. Little Prussia in contrast accomplished feats with absolutely miserable resources, raising herself up among the great powers and founding the German nation-state through sheer force of will. The Prussian “authoritarian” tradition, with its emphasis on hierarchy, community, and martial prowess, is then a useful counterpoise to the liberal-democratic one we take for granted today. Clausewitz and Carl Schmitt must be read beside Jefferson and Tocqueville.[1] Read More »

Confessions of a Public Defender

Still liberal after all these years.

I am a public defender in a large southern metropolitan area. Fewer than ten percent of the people in the area I serve are black but over 90 percent of my clients are black. The remaining ten percent are mainly Hispanics but there are a few whites.

I have no explanation for why this is, but crime has racial patterns. Hispanics usually commit two kinds of crime: sexual assault on children and driving under the influence. Blacks commit many violent crimes but very few sex crimes. The handful of whites I see commit all kinds of crimes. In my many years as a public defender I have represented only three Asians, and one was half black.

As a young lawyer, I believed the official story that blacks are law abiding, intelligent, family-oriented people, but are so poor they must turn to crime to survive. Actual black behavior was a shock to me.

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Racial Differences in Self Control

At its most basic level, self-control is the ability to not do something you want to do in pursuance of a more long term goal. Our need for self-control arises from the fact that, generally speaking, we prefer current rewards to future rewards.  For instance, if given the choice, most people would prefer to be given $1,000 today rather than a year from now. This is true of basically everyone: if the immediate and future reward are the same, our tendency is to choose the immediate reward. It’s when the future reward is greater than the immediate reward that self-control comes into play. Everyone would prefer to have $1,000 now instead of next year, but there is some amount of money that we would prefer to get in a year over getting $1,000 today. That amount might be $1,100 for some people, and $10,000 for others. The exact amount will depend on how strong your preference for immediate rewards is. This preference will be stronger in some people than others, and this will lead to important differences in how their lives turn out. Read More »

Britain’s Top Stores Are Dreaming Of An Anti-White Christmas

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Here in Britain it’s become something of a tradition for higher-end department stores and supermarkets to sink a sizable proportion of their advertizing budget into producing rather glossy, well produced Christmas tailored ads. They aren’t designed to simply flog cheap booze and turkey, they’re a cultural event, the aim is to associate the brand with Christmas by delicately plucking the yuletide strings of the British consumer.

The ‘Big Three’, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Marks and Spencer have recently released their Christmas ads into the British cultural space, each trying to outdo the others in encapsulating that magic glow of Christmas feeling. The actual content of their ads, however, reveals that these companies are not just competing for the market share in goose fat and sherry, they’re also in competition with each other to see who can produce the most blatant Cultural Marxist propaganda of the season. It isn’t enough to shift the most pork pies, these days a company also has to sit atop the Christmas tree as the most gender neutral, non-white patriarchal, politically correct little angel on the telly. Read More »

A Gen X Lament: The Alt Right

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Two of the questions that have baffled writers in our time: Why do we not fight back? and Why are we failing to reproduce? The same answer addresses both: our people are existentially miserable.

Existential misery refers to concerns related to existence itself. People who are existentially happy believe they have purpose, that the world is basically good or at least not headed toward failure, and that they will have meaningful lives.

These are the questions of purpose and meaning that disturb our sleep in the middle of the night. Those who feel existentially lost sense that their lives have no greater meaning than material consumption and labor, and tend to self-destruct if they are above a certain level of intelligence. Read More »

Zero to Eighty-Eight: Notes on Building a Deep State

Donald John Trump has been elected President of the United States. He retains Huffington Post cited “White Nationalist,” “Anti-Semite,” and former Breitbart executive Steven Bannon as one of his official advisors. Peter Thiel—Gawker slayer, contrarian billionaire, and President Trump’s only notable Silicon Valley backer—is a member of the transition team, and along with Bannon will help the Trump administration select some 4000 personnel. Alabama senator and “racist” Jeff Sessions is President Trump’s pick for attorney general. Kansas representative Mike Pompeo, an “islamophobe,” is being considered for head of the CIA. As necessary as these developments are to the cause of peaceful political revolution in the United States in benefit of her founding European stock, they are alone ultimately insufficient.

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The racial detente is over

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This is an unusually astute article on an important reason that helps explain the rising appeal of the Alt-Right across America from the Federalist.

Privilege theory and the concept of systemic racism dealt the death blow to the détente. In embracing these theories, minorities and progressives broke their essential rule, which was to not run around calling everyone a racist. As these theories took hold, every white person became a racist who must confess that racism and actively make amends. Yet if the white woman who teaches gender studies at Barnard with the Ben Shahn drawings in her office is a racist, what chance do the rest of have? Read More »

“Fake” Hate Crimes are Real Hate Crimes Against Whites

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Just in the last week, we’ve seen two major incidents of “faked” hate crimes make their way into the national media. First, police confirmed that the woman who claimed to have been attacked and to have had her hijab torn off and wallet stolen by white men wearing Trump hats invented the whole account. Second, a Jewish and “white Hispanic” student duo were confirmed to have been behind the spray-painting of racist and homophobic slurs along with the word “Trump” inside their campus chapel. 

The mainstream response to incidents like these is to think, at first: “Oh no! Someone spray-painted swastikas on a church? This is a hate crime!” But then, once the culprits are proven to be leftist kids trying to pin the blame for their actions on neo-Nazi Trump supporters rather than actual neo-Nazi Trump supporters, that becomes: “Oh, it’s a good thing we figured that out. So there wasn’t any hate crime here after all! Just an act of vandalism. Time to punish the vandals for committing vandalism, then.” Read More »

I DISCRIMINATE

I discriminate.

The entire human race are neither my brothers nor kin. There is nothing noble about non-discrimination—concepts such as love, trust and brotherhood lose all meaning when discrimination is removed.

Sorry, bleeding hearts—love does not exist without discrimination. The person who “loves everyone” actually loves no one.  Imagine if I loved everyone as much as I loved my wife…this is a ridiculous notion—I love, honor and would lay down my life defending my wife before any other human on Earth precisely because I discriminate. Similarly, I strive to fill my inner circle with people who are strong, noble of character and wise because I discriminate. Read More »

Killing Private Kraut: Hollywood’s ”Good War”

I’m forever fascinated by the clever tricks and techniques adopted by Hollywood and the media to manipulate us and direct our thinking. World War 2 and everything related to Nazis and Jews is Ground Zero, it’s the foundation upon which a new moral framework has been built. The sacred 6,000,000 were sacrificed on the alter of European racism and hate in order that Europe could be reborn, a Europe which would become a shining beacon of humanitarian ideals and anti-racism.

The You Tuber Rob Ager whose analysis and deconstruction of movies I’ve admired for years, has come up with an absolute masterclass in his latest on Saving Private Ryan, directed of course by (((Steven Spielberg))). It’s worth noting that Rob is something of a ”normie” and seems to recognize he’s on some shaky ground here as far as his subscribers go, he explains at length that his analysis of Saving Private Ryan is not an apology for Nazism, he’s simply explaining the insidious and rather grotesque manner in which Hollywood has demonized Germans in the film, and make no mistake, it is Germans rather than ‘Nazis’. Read More »

The Rise Of The ‘White-lash’

If Brexit was an uppercut to the system then Trump’s victory was a roundhouse to its jaw and all the liberal classes can look forward to now is having The Donald kick their teeth out and humiliate them from the highest office on earth, they know it, we know it, Donald Trump knows it. Most satisfying of all is that they know we weren’t tricked, it isn’t that we’re just misguided and too thick to understand, no, we do understand and we want to see them hurt, to see them in pain. For example:

 ”Our tailored social media feeds not only hid from us the confused, angry people we needed to try and reason with, but it gave us a warped view of their motives. And this is where it gets particularly scary: Trump voters are fully aware he is sexist and xenophobic, they just don’t care”.

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Tocqueville’s Patriotic Republic: Nationalist Themes in “Democracy in America,”

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Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America[1] is one of the great classics of the American political tradition, alongside the best writings of Thomas Jefferson or the Federalist Papers. This is no small achievement for a Frenchman. Indeed, Tocqueville’s magnum opus is, I believe, the only foreign-language book to be included in the Library of America series.

One can see why Democracy in America was so popular in American civics classes. The book is a highly nuanced portrait of the early American Republic, with many insights which help to explain the differences that endure to this day between Europe and North America, such as why the United States is “a nation of lawyers” or how America has steadily risen to being a global superpower. The work, being about Americanism and democracy, is highly relevant both for understanding the world’s leading superpower and indeed the nature of today’s heavily Americanized and “democratic” Europe. Read More »

MR. PRESIDENT, TEAR DOWN THIS PATHOLOGY

The election of Donald J. Trump reaches to areas beyond politics. It shows a cultural shift against globalism and the farther-Left-than-moderate neoliberalism which drives it. It also shows a population adapting to the diversity agenda of post-WWII by formally adopting identity politics, decoupling self-interest from altruism.

First it makes sense to clarify what the election was not. It was not the election of a radical conservative ideologue. Nor was it a vote of confidence in the conservative parties who first opposed the nomination of Mr. Trump in favor of more moderate, neoconservative candidates. This was a man seizing an opportunity that was undervalued, as Aaron Renn observed in City Journal:

“But Trump’s win was no fluke. He has been talking about running for president since at least 1988, but never pulled the trigger. This time around, he saw the opportunity and went for it. A shrewd entrepreneur, he saw a vast sea of unhappy voters who wanted fundamental change to the status quo—particularly on trade, immigration, and interminable foreign wars, and he was able to disrupt politics by re-segmenting the political market to serve it.”

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Rebel Yell 144: Bulbasaur

This is Rebel Yell – a Southern Nationalist podcast of the Alt-Right. I’m your host Musonius Rufus. Joining me are my cohosts Mencken’s Ghost and Ryan McMahon. For our 44th episode of Rebel Yell, we are talking to Bulbasaur from the Daily Shoah.

Election Reaction Makes the Case for Partition

Grief. Fear. Hysteria. Anger. Protests. Riots. Hate crimes. Arrests. The United States is reeling from the election of President Donald Trump. Ultra-liberal Portland and Seattle revolt as communists light fires and smash storefronts. Megadiverse New York City has to impose a no-fly zone over 5th Avenue. LGBT and Mexican flags wave in San Francisco outside high schools. Students in Michigan chant “Build the Wall.” Muslim women have their headscarves torn off. A White man is kicked in the head for being a suspected Trump supporter. Swastika graffiti appears anonymously on walls and doors around the country. Wow just wow, it’s the current year.

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Twist The Knife

SIR ROGER L’ESTRANGE tells us a story in his collection of Fables, of the Cock and the Horses. The Cock was gotten to roost in the stable among the horses; and there being no racks or other conveniences for him, it seems, he was forced to roost upon the ground. The horses jostling about for room, and putting the Cock in danger of his life, he gives them this grave advice, “Pray, Gentlefolks! let us stand still! for fear we should tread upon one another!”

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