Monday, April 27, 2015

My Weekly Neoreaction Reads

WELCOME MANBOOBZ READERS! THIS IS A LIST OF THE BEST OF NEOREACTION. WE'RE NOT SILLY DAILY STORMERS, BUT BE CAREFUL READING THESE RECOMMENDED WEBSITES, YOU MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING MANBOOBZ DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW.

People sometimes ask me who to read in neoreaction world. What better to do than to make a list of where I check in and what is the image in my head that goes with the narration voice that reels off the words. This is just active spots, but I do check out old Moldbug and Foseti posts. Last year, most of my Nixon, Watergate and Mockingbird posts linked back to something Foseti wrote. Read the archives.

A great place to start your week off on Sunday evening with reading is Mr. Land's Xenosystems. The Chaos Patch is a great round up, and I feel honored when included of things NRX, non-NRX but dark, and just interesting. He has a great habit of picking a prog essay and just pointing out both the thoughtcrime in it and the automatic revulsion the author has to their own thought. His posts are often of a blurb length but thought provoking. I'll put it here because he dodged my question of him but it seems the horror focus is not just on what may yet come but what you may be asked to do for order. I've heard his voice from a video, but I still hear that Tron MCP voice.

Techcomm crossed with horror

Absolutely have to check out Social Matter. My version of MAXIM would definitely have gender focused things that Social Matter has published in it. Their writing is sharp, but you can share the links with normies. The gentrification essay from last year was my pick for best thing I read in '14, and they already published something I'm setting on ice as best of '15 so far. They are pretty polished. Sounds like the original Mad Men crew of young up and coming guys.

Classy, young NRX

The man, Henry Dampier, who churns out more than this humble blog, so I either think he is one guy who does a lot of cocaine drinks a lot of caffeinated beverages or is a team of guys. Either way, great stuff. Smart avatar selection as it is exactly as matter of fact and kind of gruff looking how I imagine the narrator, who would be a privateer or administrator in the British East India Company, reading.

I will ice you with my stare

The guys at More Right not named Mike Anissimov. Much more sporadic, but the quality is exceptionally high. Old school European salon type voices.



More Right when Anissimov posts something that is not just an Evola quote. If there is one thing you need Mike for, it is to find Evola quotes so a smart European can bash modernity for you. Fredo.



Nydwracu, where are you? You write well, and don't blame it on now working. When he writes, definitely read it. No pic. He's a ghost.

Scharlach and Spandrell, I always get them mixed up. Sharp, polished, and you won't think they are writing down to you. This Chinese mango post by Spandrell is just magnificent. I know they are different and unique, but I always view them as Tomax and Xamot.



The linkers who are also thinkers, and not just the best round up guys in town. They create the most complete list for alt-right and neoreaction, Mr. Free Northerner and Mr. Nick Steves. Hearing Free Northerner, I always think of the northern Highland Scots who were the last to be cleared out and some hard ass motherfuckers. Nick, I can't shake that image of Inigo Montoya he used years ago.






Hopefully, when you guys read this, you picture this little blog with the smooth delivery of....


Have a drink, read the posts, check out the random chicks, and adjust to the normal commenters that make up Norm, Cliff, Frasier and the rest of the gang.

24 comments:

PA said...

Nice pic. Oddly, I don't have a mental picture of you. I'd probably be way off anyway -- I pictured Mencius sort of chubby, ruddy, and jolly-looking, which turns out nothing like he really looks (he linked to his debate videos on Youtube).

My blog rotation is slimmer. It's Heartiste, Vox Popoli, and SOBL for first-tier reading, several times a day look. Once or twice daily it's Steve Sailer and Vox's "Alpha Game."

More sporadically it's Eradica, Dalrock, Lion of the Blogosphere, and Hipster Racist/Aryan Skynet.

My reading these days is mostly for enjoyable original material and my favorite commenters. It's leisure/fun now.

But ten-fifteen years ago, when I discovered the alt-Right in its then-nascent form. I was reading this stuff to authentically learn and transform my point of view from conventionally conservative (with secret raciss thoughts). Some of the writers who changed my worldview and expanded my understanding of how things work were:

- John Derbyshire (the first witty, non-angry contemporary paleo-conservative writer I knew; I owe him perhaps my sanity, having felt like I am the only normal person who happens to be to the right of Bob Dole.)
- Fred Reed (the first challenge to my patriotardism and pro-war views)
- Two Blowhards (art and culture is better discussed from the right; Michael B. helped me assimilate what I learned from reading Harold Bloom and Camille Paglia)
- Steve Sailer (a quantitative analysis of culture and politics)
- Lawrence Auster (systematic deconstruction of liberalism, and principled stand on race and tradition)
- Heartiste (I learned the basics of Game a bit earlier from reading Doc Love but Roissy took way it farther)
- Mencius Moldbug (I now understand that he can't take you all the way; but the early fundamentals were eye-opening. True red pill)

As to my contribution, I think it was two-phase. First, at Roissy's in 2008-2009, I helped expand game concepts to politics. I was the first non-loudmouth, or to put it more fairy, respected commenter, who challenged conventional conservatism on race and the national question. I believe that this helped move the blog from game-centric to its expanded scope.

My second phase was at Chuck's around 2011-2012. Not sure how to encapsulate my material there, but I believe that was some of my best writing. A lot of shit was new to all of us -- the race thing blowing in America's face, the loss of faith in "good blacks", the place and the future of white man in America.

I may have said all I have to say then. Else, I'm just in a bit of a resting period.

PA said...

I'll take a stab at a mental picture of SOBL: tall, kind of heavy/stocky in frame (not fat) and blond.

Peterike: the classic silver-haired businessman, but less mesomorphic and more thin

Elk: gaunt, slim, I picture a narrow face and haunted eyes. Thick brown hair.

Nikcrit: Bobby Farrell

Portlander said...

HA, there's some comment-bait. Map various NRX blogs to a corresponding sit-com. Which characters are each of the regulars.

Well, if this place is Cheers, I'd like to think I am Frazier.

PA has all the makings of a Norm.

I wanna say Nikcrit is Carla.

Anonymous said...

There actually was a picture once of nydwracu on the Daily Caller, under his other alias. He looked different than I would have expected. Not "straight-laced", exactly, but not "mad genius" either.

nikcrit said...

I wanna say Nikcrit is Carla.

perhaps more info than you care to know, but straight up: At the first alt-right blog i ever routinely commented at, Guy White, a jewish semi-regular there who went by "Lucinda' ventured that she imagined me to be a "mocha-toned Cliff Claven."
I said, "Hmmm, thank you so much." lolzz.

Bobby Farrell?!!!! HTF does a polish immigrant even know who that mofo is? I swear, some of my hipster, alt-rock scribe buds from my undergrad days wouldn't even know who he is, yet you do and cite him in an obscure and absurd posit....lolzz.

Anyhow; we've gone over it before, but i'm a 6;3" 200 lb. hybrid of rick fox sand phillip michael thomas, but more of out of shape and more slovenly dressed..fwiw, i picture sobl as a taller version of 'Eric' or 'E' fronm the HBO series "Entourage.'

nikcrit said...

Michael B. helped me assimilate what I learned from reading Harold Bloom and Camille Paglia)

I didn't know you were a fan of Bloom's; I did, what i felt, was a interesting feature/interview with him for a mag to advance his "How To Read and Why" book release; this, even though it wasn't very long...... if i ever decide to go public with my halfrican alt-right musings, i'll share it, as i'd be curious to your opinion of the piece (thyis was the late '90s/early 2000s era, and the piece featured some then-almost-obligatory projections about 'where black lit fit into the new and revised p.c. literary canon, and he made some dignified anti-p.c. remarks about how, going by classic literary standard measures, which involve tradition-stacking over centuries, it was more-or-less impossible for black lit to have a comparable canon, etc.; anyhow, i felt the piece, which, again, was rank mid-brow product-advance feature writing, broke through and actually made some good points that were near-anathema to the times, etc.)

Suburban_elk said...

It is shaping up to be crazy summer. They say that every year, but that shit in Baltimore is no joke, and it is all over the place. The ghetto trash youth, are going to keep "rising up" until they are put down.

That inevitable conflict, between the races existing.

And if it needs to be said, i do not like the idea of putting anyone down. But it is not about what i like, or what you like, or anything like that. The likes of individuals are so inconsequential, whereas History is not.

I can not repeat my performance of the other day, and express the significance of the interplay between an individual and what is happening in the larger world around - but somehow THERE, in that broken interplay, is the bug that is ailing the white people - they are not seeing that THEIR individual lives and stories ARE the larger pattern. They are removed from the larger story of history. They have somehow been written out. Without getting into the question of how that happened, that is what separates white people from the other people who are moving in. If you talk to Somalis, for instance, they feel that they are part of something. What are white Americans part of?

Without being, without a sense of history for the past and purpose for the future, is nothingness. It is turning out that Existentialism, in addition to appealing to avante guard poseurs from the last century (forever ago!), was the most important "intellectual movement" in the recent past, and it has prefigured all this non-sense and inability.

Sartre was despised for being awful and miserable, but he said Hell is other people, and now we are seeing that. Sartre's "other people" though were Frenchman not Somalis. White people getting incapacitated was first, and then this whole world on the scene thing came after that. We are at the intersection of those two trends.

Suburban_elk said...

I am trying to be less narcissistic, as the years where on.

Black people are pretty much impossible to imagine because they have such a wide range of looks. They are easy to make jokes on for that reason, and i have enjoyed many of those jokes, but they are too easy, and it is not meant to be heartless or mean-spirited.

The looks of black people are frankly bizarre because they range all the way from human to orangoutang. Okay so that is the last one of those jokes.

On the real though i think that many black people are very good natured, and in fact the majority of them are. This whole inevitable conflict of races is on another level than that. I do not know what there is to be done about that. It is another one of those catch-22's, and an important one, that the "alternative right" has (again) failed to handle.

Why do people not get along, when most people are willing to?

And how are white advocates going to be able to present themselves as humanitarians rather than reactionaries? It is absolutely essential for their case.

nikcrit said...

They have somehow been written out. Without getting into the question of how that happened, that is what separates white people from the other people who are moving in. If you talk to Somalis, for instance, they feel that they are part of something. What are white Americans part of?.....Without being, without a sense of history for the past and purpose for the future, is nothingness. It is turning out that Existentialism, in addition to appealing to avante guard poseurs from the last century (forever ago!), was the most important "intellectual movement" in the recent past, and it has prefigured all this non-sense and inability....

I think it's the opposite of how you lament; that white/western culture, civilization and history in recent centuries is so......meta, omnipotent, centered and in command of the internationa 'here and now,' that it's colonizing influence has created a non-white bluster and self-consciousness that is merely a pose but is writ large into a epochal history that we just have to be living through. Still, I mean, it's mnore like the caucasian west is the 'middle-most'range and flux of the scale of humanity, say, from sub-saharan primitivisim and vitality to conceptual ethos and dedution of the most northern European whites or evolved Asians. Every universal social or technological method or innovation is almost always a product of white-west creation. I think it's this blushing knowledge but non-acknowledgement in public that actually allows p.c. to have such a power in the form of public policy even though you and other alt-right writers dismiss its substance as feeble and emasculating...... the white west is the model for world civilization; where'd we be without ya!

Anonymous said...

This is off topic, but check this out about the Baltimore riots: https://imgur.com/gallery/QVh32

Several lefty journalists (who happen to members of our greatest allies) from a Baltimore newspaper have been trying to stir things up about the riots, including deliberately lying.

PA said...

Hey Nikcrit, I talked with Bloom around the same time. It was mingle-style smalltalk and then I said something about how Camille Paglia venerates him as her mentor. His face clouded over and that was the end of the conversation.

PA said...

Looking at my first comment in this thread, where I list Derb and the other early bloggers: that period ten-plus years ago was my great period of education, in the highest sense of the word.

If I learned anything fundamentally new in recent years, it's my reasoned conviction -- which was as psychologically impactful as the original "red pill" eye opening with the nascent alt-Right -- that the Twin Towers and WTC7 were destroyed by controlled demolition.

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

Good intro.

Some of the NRx writers come off as somewhat autistic or spergish, unfortunately, so occasionally it can be a bore trudging through their words. Nick Land, Social Matter, and Dampier are generally excellent and daily must-reads.

Much of NRx, I think, is a re-hash of what was in vogue 15-20 years ago among nascent Alt-Right and ENR circles, but with groovy labels and an updated twist for the kids. Not that that's a bad thing.

Other daily reads: Heartiste, Alpha Game, VDARE, Steve Sailer, Counter-Currents, Vox Popoli, TakiMag, Irish Savant, The Right Stuff, Badabing, Zentropa/Zentropista.

MajorityRights has long been an influence. Again, very intellectual, very aspirational.

The Daily Stormer for the news and lolz. AA is like that crazy drunk who gatecrashes the precious salon readings of the NRx bluestocking crowd. Essential.

Occam's Razor is really good, should post more.

Whatever happened to OneSTDV?

Much has changed in these parts in the last decade or so. It's very encouraging.

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

Does anyone here remember the comments section at the old American Conservative website, roughly 2003-2004?

Podsnap said...

I don't really comment here much but I like the blog. I would call the content very US-intensive. Most American blogs are fairly US-content neutral - as a foreigner I an easily get the gist. Not here so much.

Agree with Fogey that things have gotten better/more blogs around, since ten years ago.

I'd say The Right Stuff (the podcast not the blog - the blog is null) is a bit of a game changer. Nothing new as far as content goes, but the tone is bright and cheery. It all sounds so normal. Just a bunch of guys getting together and shooting the breeze about politics. And yet... calling blacks dindus and talking about chimpouts.

It feels like a win.

nikcrit said...

It all sounds so normal. Just a bunch of guys getting together and shooting the breeze about politics. And yet... calling blacks dindus and talking about chimpouts.

It feels like a win.


But that's the surefire way to lose.

I think suburban_elk made the point that you have to advance your interests in a way that's mindfully respectful of humanity writ large (yes, even tho said prescription isn't taken and given back in return).

I realize how that may sound galling. But then look at the social 'here and now' in contemporary times: that lack of, umm, 'mindfulness' is precisely what has led to a state of punitive p.c. sanctimony----outright politically correct orthodoxy.

I'm just saying...

Son of Brock Landers said...

PA - I am not blonde. Picture JFK Jr but not as handsome. Same hair, build, tall dark and handsome type.

Podsnap - Someone once wrote of this place as a great window into the modern American soul. I took it as a compliment. I'm just writing on America and how this broken down circus fits into the world and where it is going.

LBF - ONESTDV quit. I think he burned out more than anything else. He had a couple of moments where he quit only to come back but then he went private, and then stopped writing completely.

All - As much as a blog and comments section can be like a bar, I hope this place is Cheers. Everbody knows your name and they're always glad you came.

peterike said...

Peterike: the classic silver-haired businessman, but less mesomorphic and more thin.

Hah! You got the thin part right, anyway. I'm not a businessman type. I'm a creative tech nerd, if you will. And my hair isn't grey yet either.

On the topic of blogs read, I don't read nearly as much as I'd like, because I have to work for a living. And sometimes it just gets too depressing.

On the regular read circuit it's mostly 28 Sherman, Lion of, and Sailer. I don't read 100%, but close to it. I dabble at Uncouth Reflections. I like to check HBD Chick now and then. Watt's Up With That for global warming rationality. Sometimes City Journal for New York stories. Occasionally look at Heartiste.

That's most of it. Not counting stuff like the NY Post or NY Magazine for general news/cultural updates and Drudge for "what's happenin' now." And I read The New Yorker in print (skipping the politics) because much of the reporting is terrific.

I still spend a lot of time reading good old fashioned books, both novels (mostly) and history. In fact I'm currently reading Thomas Mann's "The Magic Mountain" and came across this great quote that explains, well, practically everything.

Like many gifted Jews, Naphta was by instinct both a revolutionary and an aristocrat -- a socialist, yet obsessed with the dream of participating in a proud, elegant, exclusive, closely circumscribed world.

Ain't that our elites to a T?

Anonymous said...

"I think suburban_elk made the point that you have to advance your interests in a way that's mindfully respectful of humanity writ large (yes, even tho said prescription isn't taken and given back in return)."

I can picture you fingering your worry beads as you post. Black existence here depends on a population of self-abnegating whites. How long will the Amy Biehl syndrome last?

Portlander said...

Peterike, you sound like my internet doppelganger.

Not that anyone asked, but I don't spend a lot of time on NRx sites. Too repetitive, too depressing. How many times does one have to go over the fact that at the end of the day, the vast majority of people are sheep. They want to be led. They want someone else to blame when things go wrong.

Hell, it goes back to the Old Testament. The Israelites wanted, nay, demanded a king, and that's what they got. Good. And. Hard. The Founders knew and appreciated this fact as well. They chose a republican form of government not because they were hypocrites and arrogant bigots, but because they knew how easily the unwashed masses could be exploited. It's no accident progs love democracy, and are always demanding more of it. It's how they gin up their power.

So, I hit up Sailer because he's that good, and I come here because the comments are, indeed, like Cheers. As Yogi might say, those other blogs got too popular, no one goes there anymore. I guess the moderated comments got that going for them, which is nice.

Cheers.

nikcrit said...

Black existence here depends on a population of self-abnegating whites. How long will the Amy Biehl syndrome last?

Actually, if I were advocating here for selfish and solely self-serving interest, I would push for more 'officially raycist' acts and deeds by the alt-right,a s that would set up a cultural clime (even?) more in my favor; you and others mistakenly label me a 'concern troll.' Ironically, it's those with your perspective and interpretation that perpetrate Amy Biehls and the syndrome she reps.

peterike said...

Randomly, just 'cuz. I've been watching "Daredevil" on Netflix. Pretty entertaining, but incredibly gruesome and OF COURSE an inter-racial relationship. But at least it's white guy/Hispanic woman.

Anyhoo, among the villains are a gang of Russian mobsters. And they are made explicitly Christian in the show. Whereas in the real world, Russian mobsters tend toward another -- ahem -- religious bent.

Just another psy-op.

Anonymous said...

Hey Nikcrit, I talked with Bloom around the same time. It was mingle-style smalltalk and then I said something about how Camille Paglia venerates him as her mentor. His face clouded over and that was the end of the conversation.

That's because Paglia is much smarter than Bloom.

She's a cradle Catholic of Italian descent. She grasps Western heritage intuitively in a way that Bloom simply can't.

Mark Citadel said...

Nick B. Steves always does a great roundup. I am indebted to him for all the blogs he introduced me to.