The following was delivered as a speech at the National Policy Institute's 2015 conference, which was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on October 31st.Read More
The Southern Poverty Law Center has delivered a write-up on Become Who We Are. It isn’t all that bad, at least in comparison with some the SPLC’s smears of the past. But some corrections need to be made.
First, in commenting on the youthfulness of the audience, the SPLC estimates that we had 120 attendees. The actual tally was 172. Some 55 people purchased discounted Millennial tickets (for those who are 30 years old and younger). At the beginning of the conference, when I asked for those who are 30 and under to stand and be recognized, it seemed like a third to a half of the crowd jumped to their feet. I feel old.
Another theme the SPLC stressed was that the conference was “LGBT friendly.”
[I]n a move not normal in these circles, anti-gay voices were kept away. White nationalist Matthew Heimbach of the Traditionalist Youth Network (TYN) was disinvited. According to his close friend Scott Terry, Heimbach was “booted” from the NPI conference for his anti-gay views.
In hosting an event of this size, we have to make many decisions regarding personnel and attendees. These are private matters and will remain so.
I will comment, however, about a general principle we try to adhere to in making such decisions.
Our conferences will include people who hold many different views on religious, social, sexual, historical, and political matters. We do not exclude anyone for, say, being a Buddhist, Pagan, Catholic, or atheist, or for being passionate about gay issues or thinking that they are not important. We hope that such questions can be discussed respectfully at our conferences.
NPI will, however, exclude those who show reckless disregard with the media, or those who've made morally indefensible public statements. Such people make our movement look bad. We choose not to grant them a platform. It’s as simple as that.
Thank you to all who attended Become Who We Are!
We'll see you next year!
Yesterday, The Daily Beast asked me to comment via email on John Boehner's surprise resignation. The story, modestly titled "White Supremacists Are Glad Boehner’s Leaving," features quotes from Jared Taylor, End Cultural Marxism from Twitter, and myself.
I was asked, "There's a meme going around on Twitter that the Speaker 'served his special anti-White purpose.' What do you think?" Below is an unadulterated version of my comment.
John Boehner is really not any more “anti-White” than most every other Republican. He and his ilk are outmoded more than anything.
Boehner is a “Chamber of Commerce” Republican: he thinks in terms of pleasing big business, making budgets, cutting taxes, etc. In other words, he thinks in terms of issues that are only relevant in a prosperous, White society (America in the second half of the 20th century).
Today, the Republican Party is haunted by the specter of White dispossession and ethno-politics. This is what the Trump phenomenon is really about, and this why Trump is loathed by establishment conservatives (FOX, the GOP, the “conservative movement,” et al.) and why he appeals—on an instinctive, unconscious level—to White Americans. White Americans recognize (again, in an instinctive, unarticulated way) that taxes and budgets are meaningless in the face of White dispossession. It’s only issues of immigration and demographics that really matter. Boehner is generally weak on the immigration question. Thus, he’s lost his base of power.
That said, I’m not particularly impressed with the putatively more “conservative” Republicans who are in position to take Boehner’s place. Indeed, they seem just as much products of the past as the current Speaker.
In the end, politics is a lagging indicator of social change. And the Right of the future is just now taking shape.
Borders are open, but not to the people they should
Tony Hilton sent me an interesting article yesterday, taken from the last issue of _The Economist_. Entitled “Own goal,” this piece is about America’s immigration rules, which are “the opposite of what it needs,” according to the London-based weekly.
I was expecting a long complaint about the plight of poor free-market-asserting, family-values-defending Mexican Randian entrepreneurs, in the same manner as Robert Heineman’s appalling speech during the 2013 H.L. Mencken Club Conference. The picture illustrating the article shows a Hispanic woman holding a baby who wears a “Born in the USA” t-shirt and waves a stars-and-stripes flag. Under the picture, the caption reads: “Getting ready to pay for Medicare, Medicaid and the rest,” which is as counterfactual as you can get. I had thus good reasons to be wary of this article.
But instead of that, what I read was a very complete piece on theRead More
“[N]ot conservative enough” sounds more like a definition of “RINO,” or just “liberal.” One important things about #cuckservative is that it breaks the standard Left-Right continuum. In other words, we don’t despise cuckservatives because they are not conservative. We despise them because they are conservative. And we’ve recognized the bankruptcy of this ideology, based on “free markets,” “values,” and “American exceptionalism.”Read More
Dave Weigel is one of the best, and certainly most entertaining, political journalists in the Beltway. He’s written an excellent rundown on the #Cuckservative phenomenon and included some choice quotes from me.Read More
On Monday, I appeared on The Chad Hartman Show on CBS Radio (WCCO Minneapolis). We discussed the global Identitarian movement and the reality of racial differences. It was refreshing to find a non-hostile forum in the mainstream media.Read More
A week ago, I had a civilized interview, of about 45 minutes, with Michael Wines, a long-time reporter from the *New York Times*. Unlike a lot of “point and sputter” journalists, Wines seemed to be curious about what made me tick intellectually. Very little of our discussion—about identity, the contradictions of liberalism and multiculturalism, and the meaning of Americanism—made the final report.Read More
My hope had been to say nothing about the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, and the alleged perpetrator, Dylann Roof. This didn’t derive from an unwillingness to face a difficult subject; I generally find it distasteful to drag someone else’s pain into a political discussion.Read More