Is the neoreactionary crowd or Hestia part of the Altright? How can it be if neoreaction is dead and if not dead, constantly the butt of jokes? Remember The Right Stuff mocking them with a picture. That made me laugh as they were sitting on an essay I sent them for over 2 months when all they had to do was "Ctrl+C and Ctrl V". Aren't I the last of the nrx guys writing consistently? Seriously, who is left? We're recruiting new contributors at Social Matter since I told Hadley that we could rename it "29 Sherman" it gets kind of sparse over there. Worry not, the Hestia guys have a lot of projects they are working on, and many of the names that disappeared from twitter are at work quietly to roll a bunch of shit out. There are active things going on that are incredible and top secret. It's moved beyond Internet poasting.
We share a common foe, Leftists or progs, but we have different approaches and tactics. We all want to destroy Leftists, which is why I like building bridges between different units, and why you will see me shoot a Weimerican pic and caption to Radix (Thanks Richard and Hannibal) and submit the occasional ((())) focused post to The Right Stuff. This is why I praise Roosh when he directs good things like "meet ups" but also roll my eyes at him or give him shit when he does stupid things like try to make the altright about him in a week where Rick Wilson utters it on national television. Build bridges.
If you wonder how the split can be defined, look at the change in "Theden". Theden went from a neoreactionary site with Wesley and I producing articles with an NRX slant, but then we got junked and it went down a definite Identitarian, fascist and altright path. The altright is definitely more fascist and seems intent on gaining control of the levers of power that have decayed. Even if you win an election, how would you push through any white identitarian programs when the entire (((media's))) immune system would respond? The media has been dying for the chance to have a bad guy like Trump do even the slightest thing pro-white for decades. They called Nixon and Reagan klansmen for Christ sake, yet Nixon okayed affirmative action items and Reagan granted amnesty.
Build new institutions. Network. Seek out people within the security and intellgience community who are sympathetic. The Russians call this the siloviki. Find out the interests behind the siloviki who do their dirty work and open work ($$$ like Peter Thiel, Erik Prince). This ship is going down, so play to that power. Just getting invited to a CNN for a 5 minute segment is not going to do shit. Winning an election is not going to change anything. Reagan was elected to repeal or change the Great Society and even New Deal. Didn't happen. The system was far more powerful than the voters on the right imagined.
Even Ronnie knew it. Go read his farewell speech. There is something deeper he knew by the end. Homeschoolers represent a community we should reach out to, and this excerpt from his speech is why. Plus, you already know that controlling education matters. I was a kid but Reagan's speech spoke to the 9 year old Alex P. Keaton I was. I love America. I hate the psychos in charge. Italics are added just so you know Reagan understood his failure.
An informed patriotism is what we want. And are we doing a good enough job teaching our children what America is and what she represents in the long history of the world?
Those of us who are over 35 or so years of age grew up in a different America. We were taught, very directly, what it means to be an American, and we absorbed almost in the air a love of country and an appreciation of its institutions. If you didn't get these things from your family you got them from the neighborhood, from the father down the street who fought in Korea or the family who lost someone at Anzio. Or you could get a sense of patriotism from school. And if all else failed, you could get a sense of patriotism from the popular culture. The movies celebrated democratic values and implicitly reinforced the idea that America was special. TV was like that, too, through the mid-Sixties. Ahead, to the Nineties.
But now we're about to enter the Nineties, and some things have changed. Younger parents aren't sure that an unambivalent appreciation of America is the right thing to teach modern children. And as for those who create the popular culture, well-grounded patriotism is no longer the style.
Our spirit is back, but we haven't reinstitutionalized it. We've got to do a better job of getting across that America is freedom - freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of enterprise - and freedom is special and rare. It's fragile; it needs protection.
We've got to teach history based not on what's in fashion but what's important: Why the pilgrims came here, who Jimmy Doolittle was, and what those 30 seconds over Tokyo meant. You know, four years ago, on the 40th anniversary of D-Day. I read a letter from a young woman writing to her late father, who'd fought on Omaha Beach. Her name was Lisa Zanatta Henn, and she said, we will always remember, we will never forget what the boys of Normandy did. Well, let's help her keep her word.
If we forget what we did, we won't know who we are. I am warning of an eradication of that - of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit.
Let's start with some basics - more attention to American history and a greater emphasis of civic ritual. And let me offer lesson No. 1 about America : All great change in America begins at the dinner table. So tomorrow night in the kitchen I hope the talking begins. And children, if your parents haven't been teaching you what it means to be an American - let 'em know and nail 'em on it. That would be a very American thing to do.
I will gladly help the Altright fight the Left. We can split up the spoils afterwards. If you think infighting is bad now with just a touch of media attention, just imagine what it will be when money gets involved. Netwrok. Focus on the common enemy. Keep fighting, keep lifting, keep posting.
Last week I wrote on the SJW march through music in 2015. A special focus was on the story of Mark Kozelek. What they did to him reveals how the media inserts itself into a story and protects its privileged pet causes. Since posting, I reached out to Kozelek's PR man, and he said he shall keep me and Social Matter in mind if Mark Kozelek does grant interviews in 2016. When I first approached him in December, he did not think I was beign truthful that I would take Mark's side. He now knows some people will help him push back.
The Weimerica Weekly was on the silly and unnecessary danger the Left puts us in with its demands for egalitarian forced hires in safety jobs, the military and prisons.
This week on Social Matter, I will discuss how prefabriacted the experts are that you see quoted in the media about anything. A special focus is on the current European Immivasion issue. Weimerica Weekly will also be my first interview, which is with a cop about incarceration, the war on drugs and the underclass. Hopefully, February is going to be a month of interviews from me on Weimerica Weekly.