Leftism is the mindkiller

Politics is not really the mindkiller, leftism is the mindkiller.

We define leftism as defection through lying. Naturally this is a definition that ticks off leftists to no end. Watch them rise in indignant anger: ‘what about the environment! What about caring for refugees! What about dictators!’ Well, in order: 1) you don’t really care about the environment, you just care about telling people how much you care about the environment and want to make them pay you money for the fact that you care about the environment. 2) you don’t really care about refugees, you care about telling people that you care about refugees and make them import strangers from faraway lands you can use in your leftist alliance. 3) you don’t care about the actual ramifications of a strong leader, you care about maintaining your own status in leftist conspiracies.

Of course the leftist will read this and in his mind has already come up with 13 counter-arguments. I get it, you’re a good talker. But I’m really not talking to leftists here, I’m addressing rightists, for the observation that leftism is defection through lying will do very little to change the behaviour of a leftist. Gnon has simply made it so that lying is too effective to give up. Truth is hard, lying is easy. You can make up a useful lie on the spot while it takes effort, care and energy to discover truth. Also consumes more energy to disprove a lie than to come up with a lie. So leftists will keep lying.

Social Justice Warriors a.ka. leftists always lie. Vox Day is exactly right on this point. Take Jesse Klaver, Dutch leftist party leader who wants to be like Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau. Only problem is Klaver flagrantly lied about his education, about catholic hate against him and, quite stupidly, he lied about how rough his neighbourhood was. Lying is the leftist’s evolutionary strategy for attaining power: Jesse Klaver is just being a greedy leftist.

As a matter of fact we are drowning in greedy leftists. The media is infested with them. I’ve always been baffled by how many words journalists can pour into articles that convey no useful information whatsoever. On my blog an average post is about 500 words, but these people pump out daily articles of 5000+ words like their life depends on it. Why? The answer is that they enjoy typing bullshit. They have been evolutionary programmed to do so: the more popular your bullshit, the better you feel about yourself.

I am leafing through NRC handelsblad, the Dutch New York Times. Its journalists are without exception lying through their teeth. Some excerpts:

  • ‘Trump has close ties with Russia.’ No he does not. There is more evidence for Pizzagate than there is for the Trump is Putin’s puppet theory. The whole Russia thing is fear mongering. It has about as much credibility as chemtrails. It is a lie.
  • The Republicans are bravely fighting the tyranny of Trump.’ They are not brave, they are puppets of the left as predicted by Moldbug and as proved during the election. The cuckservatives have no credibility left whatsoever. Calling them brave is a lie.
  • ‘James Dean, witness in the Watergate scandal, calls Trump more corrupt than Nixon.’ This is an interesting lie that is carried through history. Nixon wasn’t so bad after all – he actually tried to address mess in Washington and consequentially was taken out by the deep staterepresented by people like James Dean and ‘brave’ journalists. Trump is not corrupt, quite the opposite: he is fighting corruption. Another lie.

And so it continues page on page on page. Lies lies lies. All of these lies take energy to decisively dispel yet they are easy to conjure. Exposed for a lie? Deny, evade and publish more lies the next day. Calling the people exposing you liars is always a good one. Fake media!

Leftism will never go away. Lying is too lucrative. But speaking personally, having to deal with liars all the time becomes repetitive. Leftists think they are edgy and creative, but all they do is regurgitate old lies in new clothes. It becomes boring.

Unfortunately the left is the institutions and the institutions are still in power. So all current-day political discourse will be lefty memes vs fashy countermemes. Some people are good at this and these people are gaining momentum, so let us watch them and enjoy the fact that sometimes liars are exposed for all to see.

You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you

Allow me to preen on the title meme for just a second. Originally a Moldbug Trotsky meme (‘you may not be interested in power war but power war is interested in you’), it has now become a go-to reactionary meme for whatever – you may not be interested in X, but X is interested in you. I love it. Anyway.

Recently I had a conversation with a friend who semi-playfully accused me of turning everything political. It is an important point I feel needs to be addressed.

The first obvious thought that comes to mind, a thought I believe will be backed up by all reactionaries on this side of the internet, is that everything is political. Politics is division of power and power propels life. Analogy: a man wakes up in his house in Rotterdam on the morning of May 14th, 1940. He goes for a walk outside, sees the sun is shining, has a sudden realisation of the beauty of life and thinks to himself: ‘fuck it, life is too short to bother with politics.’ Spoiler alert: it did not work out.

We are the last generation of hopefuls, the children and grandchildren of survivors of two world wars, determined not to make war happen again. It was reasoned that the war was the result of a dictator going ham, so the instinctive solution was to prevent dictators from ever ruling again. Everyone agreed on this proposition and so post-war politics was confined into one tiny meme: ‘prevent dictator, everything will be fine.’ Everyone stuck to this and got on with their life. Problem solved.

But now it seems the problem isn’t solved at all. Politics is rearing its ugly head again. A dictator is already rising in America! How did this happen?

The answer is that our political pearl of wisdom left us with a blind spot. Like an individual has psychological blind spots, so a society has psychological blind spots. The ‘politics = prevention of dictator’ meme is such a blind spot. It had it’s pros: it provided us with a simple solution, an easy way of making peace with fellow countrymen. Just keep an eye out on one another. Politics is a naturally sensitive subject so it is nice if you rarely have to risk a defect/defect scenario when you have de facto cooperate/cooperate.

But a one-liner is never enough to fully understand a field of life. Which is not even the worst problem, namely that the one-liner is crappy. ‘The main function of politics is to prevent a dictator from rising to power’. Yes, it sounds nice and like all memes there is a kernel of truth to it (Hitler was quite the suicidal dictator), but generally speaking the statement is more false than true.

Reactionaries are a big fan of what we call natural law. Natural laws are the rules of life as we infer them by looking at nature. We look at biology, animals, evolution and human biodiversity and we reason that since humans are part of nature, laws of human society should follow laws of nature insofar possible. For instance, if nature punishes birds that allow themselves to be cucked by a cuckold, so will nature punish a man that is cucked. Naturally there is an esoteric component with regard to the holiness of natural law, such as reactionary shrines in the honour of Gnon, God of nature and Kek, Gnon’s prophet (Pepe being Kek’s incarnation on earth).

Regarding to society’s hatred of dictators the most relevant observation of natural law was popularised by ReactionaryFuture: someone always rules.

Someone always rules. That’s about it. I could spend 1000 words explaining it, but that is all it boils down to. Someone is always in power, whether you like it or not, and from that one person flow the ripples of power through all of society into your personal life. Whether you call this person a dictator, king, emperor, general, pharao, politician, prime-minister, it does not matter. The result is the same: someone rules, and those rules impact your life.

So collectively deciding not to have a ruler simply does not work. It is like denying the existence of the colour blue. We’ve always had rulers and we still have rulers. Only difference is that our rulers are not really allowed to rule. So our rulers form conspiracies that secretly vie for power. Naturally they can never rule effectively because of their secrecy and so they are mostly interested in fattening their own wallets. The big cities in the Netherlands, like Washington DC, are riddled with conspiracies. Of course we send delegates from all of our conspiracies to Brussels where they have the opportunity to form even more conspiracies! And people are still wondering why the EU is such an irreparable mess.

Natural law says someone always rule. People’s instincts are in line with this. We long for a strong leader because we instinctively know that a strong leader keeps us safe from our enemies. Trump’s enemies hate him for the sole reason that he is a dictator they should prevent from rising to power, but the reactionary perspective is that since we always have a dictator, might as well be a good dictator. We look at Donald Trump, vivat rex, and recognise the character of a good dictator, even a hero, or as we like to call it: a God-Emperor.

So the current political struggle in the West isn’t really a struggle of people preventing evil dictators from ruling. It is more like a bunch of conspiracies struggling with leaders wanting to end those conspiracies. Which beyond the elections is mostly out of our control.

But what’s an individual to do? The reason politics is mostly out of our control is all politics is identity politics and you can’t change one’s identity, as much as mentally ill people would like to. So talking politics is really just a way of affirming who you are. But it is important to affirm who you are. Right now muslims are colonising a large part of West Europe. Muslims believe Allah always rules. The belief that someone always rules is in line with natural law, hence the success of Islam. Our current mainstream society offers no counterweight to Islam — we simply hope that ‘they will see things our way and we will all get along without nasty dictators’. Gnon does not treat such nonsense kindly.

Hence the need to take an interest in politics: one needs to be in tune with the power games being played so that one does not get stomped in the face by Gnon’s boot. Being in tune with all facets of reality, including politics, is simply a good investment. That is all there is to it.

Heartiste, Ultimate Shitlord

I fondly remember this one time I was reading Heartiste, my girl resting her head on my shoulder. She spotted the ‘dating market value test for women’ link and wanted to test herself. I gave her a half-hearted warning that she wouldn’t enjoy it, but we did it anyway. Unsurprisingly, she scored well. Even more unsurprisingly: she hated hated hated the test and was insistent that Heartiste was without a doubt a virgin nerd living in his mom’s basement. Much lulz was had.

Heartiste, who has the reputation of being the minion of Satan, is not really the minion of Satan, for Satan is evil and Heartiste is not really evil. George Soros is more deserving of the label, or if we are sticking to websites, Oglaf is probably most deserving.

Heartiste is not evil, he’s just an asshole. But he is not just any asshole: he is an asshole with purpose. Initially, Heartiste was the popular jock in highschool who enjoyed hitting on women so much that he took his knowledge online in order to teach men. Old Heartiste explained how women worked and specifically what made them wet and spread their legs. He employed no hidden agenda, no sales-man bullshit, just the stonehard facts. Where pretty lies perish. As it turned out Heartiste’s wisdoms were such a breeze of fresh air for so many men that Heartiste, like many in the manosphere, realised something malicious was going on, and through the wonders of the internet stumbled upon the New World Order plot to castrate all high-testosterone men. Thus new Heartiste explains how sexual market dynamics translate to the political arena: how the left that controls the West is in actuality formed by cucks and sexual market rejects (behind every feminist hides a bitter woman) and how the right is in actuality formed by alpha males.

Now you might ask: ‘so the guy is a professional badboy and I should probably keep him away from my daughter, my sister and my girl. Why honour such a man?’ The answer is, quite simply, that Heartiste is the hero the world deserves.

The story of Western civilisation is the story of alpha white males leading beta white males into building lots of nice stuff. The current story of Western civilisation is that alpha white male behaviour is illegalized, which makes white beta males follow the lead of females. This is fucked up for a myriad of reasons, among them that females don’t like taking the lead and long for the open palm of a strong man to slap them off their pedestal. Since alpha white male behaviour is illegal, such a man, as alt-rightists angrily point out, usually has a long beard, a turban and shouts ALLAH AKBAR.

Hence Heartiste: the outlaw alpha white male who does not care what is illegal and what is legal. Fuck hot chicks make fun of losers. A smirk on his face is all that is needed to drive his shiv deeply in the frail egos of cucks, betas, sluts, spinsters, libtards and whatever people Heartiste would make fun of if the world were one big highschool. The guy has a talent for words and insults. Heartiste reminds us why cool people are cool, why bullying works and why game is the one crucial skill needed to survive modernity. In effect he sets the standard for all future internet jocks.

Interestingly, before Heartiste was banned on twitter, he had about 10k followers. Arguably his favourite target to bully, John Scalzi, had about 100k followers. From this I arbitrarily conclude that for every true shitlord there will be 10 libtards, and seeing how nature finds balance in all I stand in awe of the fact that 1 Heartistian shitlord really does equal 10 Scalzi libtards.

Break

During the elections I told myself that once Trump was elected I’d take I break from internet to focus on real life stuff. Of course that turned out to be complete crap, with Trump in office I’ve only been glued to my screen even stronger. So much stuff going on in the world! Which actually is all the more reason to take a break and detox. AlfaNL will be back in say 2 weeks, in the meanwhile I recommend this post by Roosh.

I’d also like to address a pet peeve. I get likes from bloggers that smell fake. Likely some algorithm that auto-likes random wordpress posts in order to drive up traffic to their own site. Offenders include:

  • Sparkonit from Sparkonit
  • Chris Nicolas from the Renegade Press
  • Cristian Mihai from Christian Mihai
  • BJ from kingdomscollide

Maybe you guys really read my blog. If so, please leave a comment below.

Rest In Peace Harry Potter 1997-2017

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So, Harry Potter.

I grew up with Harry Potter. My mom read me the first chapters of the first book, I enjoyed it so much I started reading the book myself and consequently read all the books. Whenever a new book in the series was published my brothers and I would fight over who had first reading rights.

I loved the story. Stayed up late at night to read. The scene that stuck with me best was in I believe the last book, where Harry dreams he is standing on the edge of a cliff looking out over sea, seeing a thunderstorm rage near the horizon, a thunderstorm which is part of him but not him. It was the moment Harry found inner peace with his link to Voldemort before actually defeating him.

There were parts of the story I did not get. Harry’s puberty phase in the Order of the Phoenix felt strange. Harry shouted too much and for weird reasons. I could not put my finger on it. I had similar weird feelings in the final book with Harry’s trans-dimensional train scene with Perkamentus and Voldemort. I think Voldemort was turned into a baby or something and Harry supposedly gathered some deeper insight into the meaning of life. I didn’t grasp why I didn’t like it.

The greatness of a story is in large part determined by the magic surrounding it. We see ourselves reflected in stories, want to see ourselves reflected in stories. It is how we build myths, how we give sense and identity to our existence. Harry Potter was such a story.

So ideally an author does not retouch a story after it is done: best to allow it’s story-magic to naturally grow. Rowling of course has chosen to milk the franchise to the end, a course of action I have mixed feelings about but choose to ignore. What I however can not ignore is her latest very public jump on the leftist bandwagon. Have you heard? Mrs Rowling rages on twitter with as many leftist virtue signalling memes as she can muster. But truth be told: her memes are crap. I mean, come on, retweeting Eggs McMuffin as if he were a upholder of All That Is Good? The guy is the political equivalent of Gilderoy Lockhart! Not only is she virtue-signalling typical leftist boilerplate, she is virtue-signalling crappy typical leftist boilerplate.

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Awww, was this in Israel?

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Yes we’re all lonely virgins fearing strong independent women. 2010 called, they want their memes back.

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Meme market for cute refugee kids: shaky but holding on.

It is clear mrs Rowling has no fucking clue what is actually happening in the world and why so many people, including her readership, are flocking to Pepe and Trump.

Now all that being said it still did not have to be the death of Harry Potter. Yes, she has little understanding of politics, yes she says stupid shit, but people want to identify with her stories. We read them, we loved them, we grew up with them. People willingly suspense their disbelief so that they may view the story of Harry, Ron and Hermione as if it were standing alone atop a mountain, a lone myth. But even here Rowling has shows no shame as she explicitly re-evaluates her books into the story of how leftists defeated the evil autocrat Trump.

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J.K. Rowling: rise and fall of a female prog novelist.

We should probably start referring to Trump as You-Know-Who.

So the illusion is shattered. No doubt her new books and movie-deals will rake in plenty of shekels, but Harry Potter is forever broken. The books were never a timeless classic, they turned out to be just a story written by an unhappy divorced woman in her forties who nowadays is remarried but still unhappy.

This is why teenage Harry made little sense: Rowling never understood male puberty  (male puberty being a significant force behind the Trumpslide) and simply was not able to believably reproduce it. Instead she resorted to tropes, making Harry do stupid teenager things because we all know that’s what silly teenagers do!

The final trans-dimensional train scene is also just a trope. The reasons such scenes are usually so powerful is because we see the hero’s internal resolution of conflict play out symbolically. Neo’s rebirth in the Matrix was a powerful trans-dimensional scene: before Neo doesn’t believe, afterwards he is the One and can stop bullets. There is a clear before- and after-Neo. Harry undergoes no such change. He was gonna bring an end to Voldemort’s reign of terror and he did in fact bring an end to Voldemort’s reign of terror. In this other dimension Harry is shown Voldemort’s soul, which if I recall correctly turned out to be mutilated sad baby, and that was about it. I think Dumbledore was there, but did he even say anything? Nothing that stuck with me.

Rowling followed the train of tropes into the bastion of bestselling books. Right she was: she is a good storyteller. But by drawing back the curtains and revealing herself to be an angry, bitter woman who uses her story for empty political status points, and by actually boasting that she is proud to lose so many fans, J.K. Rowling has made Harry Potter lose its last bit of magic.

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I guess I’m on your side now. FeelsBadMan.

Meeting Spandrell

I recently had the pleasure of meeting up with Spandrell for some drinks. I had been looking forward to this for quite a while and him informing me he would wear a MAGA cap made it all the better.

The first thing that struck me is his speed of conversation. His brain works too fast for his mouth. He was full of interesting facts, stories and anecdotes. Among other topics we discussed blogosphere people, Trump, Europe and Islam.

Spandrell filled me in on the whole polyamory craze of the LessWrong crowd which basically amounted to Low Sexual Market Value men rationalising their wives getting fucked by other men. This set me off thinking how much sexuality impacts people’s sense of politics. The amount of sexual fucked-up-ness in the world never ceases to amaze me, although perhaps it should.

With regard to Trump, we were both drooling fanboys. Naturally the first toast was in the God-Emperor’s honour.

When the discussion turned to Europe Spandrell basically confirmed all my depressing suspicions. The chaos in Europe is not making people sane, it is making them increasingly insane. Europe is in very large part infested with leftists whose answer for all problems is MORE LEFTISM. Perhaps this is legacy of honourable people dying in WWI and WWII?  (Sweden contradicts this theory, h/t Giovanni). Spandrell pointed out that the reactosphere may be the most logical sphere, but politically speaking fascism is where the money is. Reactionaries are hopelessly outnumbered. So the most positive way of change will likely be an anti-islamic white-nationalist kind of change.

Islam of course looms over Europe. I had just come back from a plane flight on which every seat had a small tv-screen on which movies, series and music could be played. I counted  14 Islamic music albums, 6 Quran-inspired series and a couple of Islamic movies. I counted 0 (zero) Christian works of digital handicrafts to peruse.

Spandrell thinks France with its 25% muslim population and rising will be the first to fall, Houllebeq Submission style. None of the other countries are looking great either. The good news is that I don’t expect northerners to convert to islam without a fight. Many Dutch are too calvinistic. The bad news is that bad stuff will happen anyway. The current European systems will only prolong misery. I realise now that alt-righters like Vox Day are full of shit when they uphold Geert Wilders as a beacon of hope. The system is completely rigged against Wilders and Wilders is not the type of guy who can outmanouver a rigged system. No where close to Trump. My guts tell me the same thing goes for other West-European countries (according to Spandrell Farage resigned because he was not even allowed control of his own party). So it seems we are stuck bleeding and waiting for things to deteriorate further. Perhaps the God-Emperor’s radiance will spread across the sea.

In conclusion, very nice meet-up. Somewhere on his blog Spandrell describes himself as a man obsessed. When people say such things I usually take it with a grain of salt, but after meeting the guy in person I can honestly say he is indeed a man with a very focused obsession and as a result of that, full with knowledge.

Women in the police force

Footage of policewoman hitting Turkish youngster who taunts her while she is talking to his friend:

The youngster is a 2nd or 3rd generation immigrant, and being part of the youtube generation, is a badboy vlogger. General comments on the video are in the lines of ‘good to see that guy getting punched, he deserves it’. Sure, I can get on board with that. But I don’t really observe a Righteous Punishment from the Heavens. Quite the opposite actually. Look at the policewoman. Watch her deer-caught-in-the-headlights eyes as she turns to the camera. Watch her retreating body language as the vlogger moves in on her (and observe her male colleagues stepping in for her). She is scared. By a 19-year old with a camera. This is the Dutch police force.

Jim, take it away:

“The instinctive response of a man threatened by a dangerous enemy is to kill him. The instinctive response of a woman threatened by a dangerous enemy is to fuck him. Socialization, social pressure, and military discipline completely and spectacularly fail to overcome these natural instincts.

To expose women to danger, to make women into soldiers and firemen, is as shameful, revolting, evil, contemptible, and disgusting as for a man to dress up in women’s clothing and sell his ass on the street – and when danger actually threatens, we see men and women revert to their ancient social roles.

When a man dresses up as a woman, and attempts to do female things, he behaves as a very bad woman. All trannies under forty are whores. When a woman dresses up as a man and attempts to do male things, she behaves as a very bad man. All female soldiers and police are cowards and traitors.”

Spiritual Exhaustion

So my post on the spiritual state of West Europe hit a nerve even though it’s bad manners to give away what post gets a lot of pageviews since it reveals other posts do shitty and it is best to fake it ’till you make it but then again people tell me autism is our most powerful weapon so I figure I might as well just spew out an autistic stream of consciousness and get it out of my system anyway. Anyway.

Let’s riff on this theme of spiritual exhaustion.

Human life follows rules of nature which is to say we live within the confines of Gnon’s laws. Evolution turns out to play a major role. Now Darwin’s ideas of evolution states that the fittest shall survive. What is the fittest? For mankind the fittest mostly boiled down to the tribe that was best at smashing to pulp the skulls of other tribes. So the ability to outsmart and outsmash your enemy has been heavily selected for.

An crucial feature of this is cooperation. The story of evolution seems to me the story of endless prisoner’s dilemma simulations: to cooperate or not to cooperate, that is the question. From Gnon’s perspective there is no moral reason whatsoever to cooperate, but he does seem to favour cooperation for two main reasons:

  1. A team can accomplish things an individual could have never done alone. 10 monkeys kill 1 monkey no problem.
  2. If you are working together you are not slicing open each others throat which by itself is a net gain.

So the story of mankind’s evolution is the story of the evolution of cooperation. Not because cooperation was morally superior, just because it worked so well. So how exactly did nature instil this sense of automatic cooperation? Religion.

Religion gives a sense of identity, gives a sense of personal belonging within the larger world. I have faith, therefore I am. All societies are religious and the further you go back in time the cruder a society’s religion was. Faith is shared within the tribe, that is the entire point of it. Better to collectively sacrifice a child to the gods than to have no collective rituals at all, for lack of cohesion points to lack of cooperation and lack of cooperation leads to paranoia as to whether your neighbor plans to smash your skull in which means you might just be better of pre-emptively smashing in his skull.

So we are wired for religion, not because of some mysterious supernatural force but because being plugged into the same superorganism gives all the organisms belonging to that superorganism an evolutionary edge. This is why, when viewed from a skyscraper, people function like ant colonies, why people in groups so easily tune into a collective consciousness. Ask anyone who has performed for a large group. Our brains are wired for collective experiences of faith. This is why Moldbug’s cladistic ordering of strands of Christianity makes so much sense: religions evolve in similar patterns to, say, Darwin’s finches.

The problem of course is that evolutionary faith works retroactively: first comes the evolutionary pressure, second comes the religious adaptation. From historical example it seems that a good adaptation (e.g. the teachings of an excellent prophet) may guide a superorganism for several hundred years before the evolutionary pressures have changed in such a way that the prophet’s teachings  have grown obsolete, or worse, counterproductive. For instance, Jesus’ teachings of universal love made the Anglo-Saxon unconditionally altruistic, but modernity’s cheap transport and prog-sponsored mass immigration makes unconditional altruism suicidal. 

Which leads to another important point: modern superorganisms are messy. Like, incredibly messy. Your average modern citizen has to deal with co-workers, family, friends, strangers, fellow countrymen, foreigners, people on tv and the entire internet! Dunbar’s number, fukdat’s number. The fact that a country like the Netherlands or the US even has a functioning sense of identity is testament to the immense strength of our religious wiring. But our faith is strained and sick.

I am cautious with statements such as that last one because it is easy to idealise the past which we do not really know. Perhaps faith has always been strained and sick and is it really just the way things work. But I do not believe that. Sometimes I read old books and I read a sense of serenity and belonging that modernity just lacks.

Socrates said that beauty is an object fulfilling its function. I maintain that the function of religion within a superorganism is to elevate its participating humans to a higher level of functioning, e.g. make it so that total level of functioning is higher than the sum of its individual components. Or, in simpler terms: that attending church adds to the quality of your life. Seems to me that modernity has turned religion into its bitch. Attending the cathedral clearly lowers the quality of your life. But to stop attending the cathedral is to stop cooperating with the grandest superorganism in the history of mankind: the Grand Empire of the West. All our religious instincts tell us abandoning such a powerful superorganism is a very dangerous idea.

This is why Trump, besides being an ironclad leader, is also a timely prophet: he gives the average American permission to dump the worst strands of leftist religion. This is also why West Europe finds itself in deep shit: we have codified leftist religion deeply in our written laws specifically to prevent counter-prophets like Trump from rising to power. We take our ‘checks and balances’ very serious. So we have invested too much skin in the game to come to our senses, at least not until things deteriorate to the arbitrary point where your average West European no longer dares to travel by public transport (or to travel at all).

Brave

Being a good storyteller is all about timing.

When Erin posted her story about racism she was scared she would alienate people. That people might not understand where she, a Southern privileged white woman, came from. But in the end her conscious weighed too heavy on her mind and she had no choice but to share her story.

And share she did.

She shared with us the many ways in which racism is still very much alive. How America’s first black first lady was insulted for her colour of skin. How people online made racist jokes like it was the most normal thing in the world and how this his sickened her on a personal level. She told us how blacks are still to this day rejected as ‘the other’, as people who we do want sitting at our table. Worse still, blacks are in fact admonished when they disrupt ceremony to speak out against injustice, as if attacking the status quo could even be done in a peaceful manner. Erin rightly pointed out that nobody seems to remember Martin Luther King was arrested 13 times for peacefully protesting.

After weaving a rich tapestry of observations she concludes from them that although it might seem strange, it is not the white supremacist who does the greatest damage to the black people’s freedom. No, like Martin Luther King said, it is the white moderate who through his daily naiveté and ingrained privilege continues to uphold the status quo that keeps the Negro down. Erin so ends her story with a spine chilling conclusion: racism lurks in all of us.

No wonder she was scared to tell her story.

It can only be attributed to the miraculous awakening of white consciousness that Erin’s story was received with so much love: more than 10.000 shares on facebook, over 350 likes from bloggers such as yours truly and almost 400 comments, most of them a variation of ‘Thank you! I wish I wrote this!’

This story, at least, has a happy ending.

Notices

  1. I’ve finished writing my first short story, started writing the second one. They’re about Trump. All I’ll say for now is that one is for men, the other is for women. Stories are in Dutch, unfortunately for you American readers! But hey, at least AlfaNL will always be free. Likely I will cut Old Truth’s umbilical cord once I publish the first story.
  2. I’ve wrote some stuff at Old Truth. My best so far is Rutte’s Open Letter, where I rip apart Cuckservative prime minister Rutte’s open letter, who literally pleads the people not to vote Wilders because Rutte will have a strong word with these trouble-causing foreigners. It’s ridiculous. I want to share this in Dutch alt-right circles, but so far I have not really found them. But we’ll see.
  3. The left communicates through image. Image is everything. This is why showmen like Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are so important: they convey the most current leftism. Their genius is that they push new leftist lies as if they are the most normal and accepted thing in the world. The Dutch version of Colbert has recently gotten the video below to go viral. This is leftist communication. It tells:
    a) Dutch leftists how to think of Trump
    b) International leftists how Dutch leftists think of Trump
    So it is not harmless entertainment. It is the way leftist follow political fashion. (from 0:38 onwards)