An Effective Opposition?

Chuck Rudd (the pseudonymous) of Gucci Little Piggy has become an almost mainstream writer, with a second article at the Daily Caller. Paul Kersey (also pseudonymous) of Stuff Black People Don’t Like praises this and makes a call to opposition bloggers

“All of those on the Alt-Right should applaud what Chuck is doing: more so, they should reflect on what THEY are doing (writing stupid stories and praising asinine thinkers who NO ONE cares about).

“Quit preaching to the fucking choir people. Look at what Chuck has done, and BECOME FUCKING RELEVANT.”

I’ll cop to being irrelevant. If Ferdinand Bardamu was to come across me, he would probably yell “NERD!” and give me noogies. I’m the guy who quoted 16th century Reformer Johannes Agricola in reference to the pepper-spraying of protesters at UC Davis. And I compared the Black Shirts of Atlanta to the movement of populist Roman politician Tiberius Gracchus. WTF? What’s worse, I’m so whack I’m banned from several white nationalist sites. Hear me now and believe me next week, people- you are reading a man so twisted even white nationalist sites regard him as sick. You are beyond twisted just for being here. You computer itself has been defiled. Format your hard drive and run over it with your car. Or just send it to one of those places that shreds hard drives if you don’t want to be so dramatic.

I’m not sure that “getting the word out” about black crime makes any difference. Millions of people read about this stuff on Drudge and can put two and two together. Far more people read GLPiggy and SBPDL than this tiny blog, but they aren’t Drudge by several logarithmic factors. Everybody knows black people do a lot of bad things, and everybody knows this is not systematically addressed and can’t be. And I hate to break it to Chuck and Paul, guys far younger than me, but we have known this since before they were born. They haven’t discovered anything new.

I’ll admit that nerds are hilarious. My dad is a retired scientist. He uses these old mechanical kitchen timers. One broke, but he wouldn’t buy another at the store because all they sell are LCD digital timers and he doesn’t like those. He found a place on Amazon that sells the old ones. Having a new timer, he proceeded to take apart the old one to see how it works.

I don’t like taking apart mechanical stuff, but I like taking apart intellectual stuff. Why do people think the way they do? Who makes the rules? What are their motivations?

Outside the pale is outside the pale. Nobody who questions the system seriously is “relevant”. Those who do commonly form a circular firing squad. I disagree with lots of these people, but I don’t hold it against them. I don’t believe in “No enemies to the left, no friends to the right.” Ask questions and think for yourself. They really hate that.

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About thrasymachus33308

I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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14 Responses to An Effective Opposition?

  1. commenter says:

    The trouble is that if you desire to be printed even in something like the Daily Caller you have to sell out, even if only to a small degree, and you can see Chuck getting a little softer in some of the recent posts at his site. He wants to be a full time writer but there’s a price for that.

  2. Remnant says:

    Chuck’s move is something of the opposite of what happened to Derb: we have a (relatively) mainstream outlet taking a chance on a (moderate) alt-right figure. This is a sign of things to come, the writing on the wall: previously taboo ideas are going to become more acceptable in the mainstream because people cannot stand the lies anymore.

    I don’t see Chuck as selling out at all. He has always written as an open-minded, middle of the road alt-rght figure: he engages with alt-right ideas but doesn’t just accept it all on faith or repeat the shibboleths of the alt-right.

    As far as whether one should embrace alienation or try for mainstream acceptance, I don’t see why we need to prescribe one or the other. We need both Chuck Rudds and Ferdinand Bardamus.

  3. You win by appealing to the good in people, not the bad in them. What frustrates me about so many heretic bloggers is that they seem to feed off negative energy. To be fair, you get much more traffic that way, and even mainstream “entertainment” websites like Cracked also do that.

    With all due respect to Thrasymachus, I don’t think that non-idealistic deconstruction is terribly productive by itself––either in the sense of producing converts or babies. Lots of people are vaguely aware that political correctness is bullshit, but all we are offering them at the moment is a synthetic online community where we all discuss how and why political correctness is bullshit.

    In The Matrix, the Lawrence Fishburne character doesn’t give Keanu Reeves the red pill because he’s lonely and wants someone to bitch with. He and the other fighters want to take down the machines and free people from the matrix to live in a better world. He’s also sure that Keanu is The One, i.e. a Christ-like savior figure.

    Maybe on some deep level, the anti-matrix warriors just want others to be miserable like they are (as the Joe Pantoliano character says, “I’ve asked myself a million times, why didn’t I just take the blue pill?”) but they do have an ideal which can convince others, if only a few.

    Of course this is not just limited to the right. I think it might be a “fuckin’ internet” thing. Look at this article for example. Same pessimism and frustration, way different viewpoint.

    • I don’t have a program. I don’t have a solution and I don’t offer any hope. Quite the opposite. I would hope that people think, are intellectually honest, and challenge themselves and others. Everyone owes it to themselves to be intellectually free, even if they can’t be free otherwise.

      • I don’t have a solution and I don’t offer any hope.

        That’s the problem. Your enemies don’t have that problem. Granted, their solution is European extinction, and their hope is that, once those boring old oppressors are out of the way, we can usher in a post-racial utopia––something between browned-out band candyland and the cosmic race.

        But still––hope and solutions! Most people are not deep thinkers, they react to tone far more than content. I am not a big fan of “mainstreaming” (i.e. neutering) our message but what do you offer people that makes them feel good? Even degenerates (pimps, drug dealers, porno makers, casino owners) offer people a brief escape from their problems.

        Are you going to let these genocidal lunatics get the better of you because of some abstract commitment to “hop[ing] that people think, are intellectually honest, and challenge themselves and others”? You obviously spend a lot of time and effort on these essays. Why won’t you divert some of that energy towards something positive?

    • formerly no name says:

      “You win by appealing to the good in people, not the bad in them.”

      The Cathedral defines what is “good” and what is “bad.” Marine Le Pen went as far as a non-Kosher approved candidate could possibly go in the direction of “warm, friendly and positive.” She wound up improving on her father’s showing in 2002 by only 1%.of the total vote.

  4. zhai2nan2 says:

    >What’s worse, I’m so whack I’m banned from several white nationalist sites. Hear me now and believe me next week, people- you are reading a man so twisted even white nationalist sites regard him as sick.
    >Outside the pale is outside the pale. Nobody who questions the system seriously is “relevant”. Those who do commonly form a circular firing squad. I disagree with lots of these people, but I don’t hold it against them. I don’t believe in “No enemies to the left, no friends to the right.” Ask questions and think for yourself. They really hate that.

    Have I told you that you are awesome lately? No? You’re awesome, precisely because you write stuff like the above.

  5. Aaronovitch says:

    I think you underestimate just how naive some white people really are, what with the lengths their boomer parents went to find “good schools” in the suburbs. Also people that know about no-go zones (Detroit, etc) are still pretty dim to the extent of media manipulation, that the tenets of anti-racism don’t apply to them as a “privileged” group, etc. I think your average vaguely right of center white guy just assumes that there is still some reciprocity built into the system. If he ever has doubts, who would talk to about it since few can be open these things? How could refine his thinking as a lone wolf (in contrast to the lucrative bureaucracy dedicated to anti-racism)?

    I think the alt-right has great potential and great writers but it suffers from a small audience and a “preaching to the choir” effect. You basically need to either find this place or have a friend clue you into it. The alt-right doesn’t find you as is the case of HuffPo or other MSM outlets. One of things that was great about Derb is that he was steering people towards Foseti, Sailer, etc in his podcast. One thing you could is try to bring in more like minded readers through a little bit of online evangelism. Most commenting systems (Disqus) allow you to embed a link in your name, even those that don’t still may allow you to have your url as profile name. You could hit up some mainstream sites, make some interesting points and get to people to visit your website. Your typical alt-right blog builds up its readership through commenting but often commentary on other alt-right websites so again, preaching to the converted. If the better writers went further afield to more heavily trafficked sites they might be able to bring in entirely new readers.

    • Most HBD or WN sites say the same thing over and over again. This gets boring pretty quick. If a mode of thinking isn’t producing change it needs to progress.

    • Yes, I think this is important. If you can stomach it, leave a comment on metafilter that goes against the hive mind. Maybe on a thread like this. You’ll need to buy an account (it’s $5, no recurring fees) but I think it’s worth it.

      Last year, some WNs launched a full-scale keyboard war on Reddit. Black crime stories showed up on Reddit’s front page. It was a coordinated attack* and I think it only stopped because a few people got banned and the others lost interest. There are subtler ways to do something like that without triggering the “ideological gag reflex” as a friend put it.

      This is discussed at greater length here.

      *I don’t know what it consisted of. Coordinated upvotes, commenting and upvoting comments, I guess. I thought I saw a post on it on Matt Parrott’s blog, but Bing and Google both say no.

      • Aaronovitch says:

        That metafilter thread is really something else. So you have this “gollywog” cake performance art piece designed by a black guy and sponsored by an anti-racist minister from an anti-racist political party. Yet somehow the discussion followed the usual tracks on about Nazis, anti-immigrant sentiment, all the usual cliches.

  6. formerly no name says:

    ““All of those on the Alt-Right should applaud what Chuck is doing: more so, they should reflect on what THEY are doing (writing stupid stories and praising asinine thinkers who NO ONE cares about).”

    Kersey seems to be one of those people who believes that we could return to the racial arrangements of 1964 if enough white people just “woke up” to racial reality. I think that’s about as likely as a return to power of National Socialism in Germany.

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