Chuck Rudd of Gucci Little Piggy has been branching out, from waiter-with-a-degree blogger to correspondent for the Daily Caller, now with a second piece on the Mobile mob attack. The latest story is about white nationalist literature left on doorsteps in the neighborhood, an old issue of a paper put out by VNN forum leader Alex Linder. Chuck contacted Linder to see if he was behind this, and Linder was not interested in talking to him, dismissing him as tool of the establishment. Chuck found this amusing, and said “White nationalists/supremacists/anti-Semites R dum.”
Various people dismiss the dismissal, and Chuck dismisses the dismissal of his dismissal. Chuck doesn’t post my comments, although he posts those of people no less radical than me. He revisits the issue to dismiss further, and restates he isn’t interested in elaborating on his one-word judgement.
I think the question is worth answering, though- are these people stupid? I’ll answer one label at a time, since they each mean slightly different things, with general comments first.
Anyone who disagrees with certain strong taboos of his society is on some level stupid. Each society has certain orthodoxies that one transgresses at the risk of sanction of various degrees. You’ll notice I don’t put my real name up here. Whether these taboos reflect the actual truth or not is beside the point. Anonymous protest is virtually the same as silence. The fact the protester maintains anonymity is proof the idea is so shameful that it must be intellectually and morally wrong. Anybody who is willing to publicly defy these taboos is very brave, and to be brave is to be stupid to some extent. Chuck himself does not use his real name, so he is confessing that his views are outside of what is socially acceptable. And yet we are constantly told change is made possible by brave men who are willing to stand up against injustice! Clearly a lie, but if people believe things pounded into all our heads at school, maybe they are book smart and just not street smart.
Is Chuck any of these things? No, but he is most definitely a racist, by common definition. He writes regularly about the bad behavior of the black restaurant patrons he serves. Criticizing black people as a group is most definitely racist. He can say “but I have black friends” or “I love hip-hop” or “Yeah but I never said all black people are bad” and none of those function as a valid defense. George Zimmerman was a multi-racial Hispanic with a black great-grandparent (which makes him black by American definition), black friends as a child, a mentor of black youth and activist for black victims of police brutality as an adult, and is still an evil white racist now.
Are white supremacists stupid? To an extent, yes. I’m not a white supremacist, myself, for the same reason I’m not a heliocentrist. I could say on a regular basis, “The sun appears to revolve around the earth, but it’s not true. In fact, the earth revolves around the sun, as numerous astronomical studies have shown.” People would either agree with me, in which case they are simply acknowledging the blindingly obvious, or not, in which case they are beyond help. But if someone wants to say white people are supreme, I can hardly deny them.
Human biodiversity writers like to defend themselves against charges of racism by saying “We acknowledge northeast Asians and Jews have higher IQs than European whites, so we aren’t actually racists!” One, this is true. Two, it is no defense against a charge of racism- actually nothing is, if you are charged with racism you are guilty. Three, they are wrong, white people still rule. Europeans have the best balance of characteristics, of intelligence, physical ability, and creativity. Asians and Jews have higher IQs, but have never really invented things. Jews have many hard science Nobel Prizes, but they didn’t invent hard science, they only jumped on a bandwagon built by Europeans. The Chinese invented gunpowder, but never any practical use. White people rule! If you’re Chinese, Jewish, or black you think your people rule, but you’re wrong.
Are white nationalists stupid? On some level, yes. White nationalists want to be away and separate from all non-whites. They have various schemes to achieve this, most of which are not practical. The only way white people can isolate themselves is by going places NAMs can’t afford or don’t want to go. Unless you have a lot of money, you have to move to an area which is for some reason mostly white due to a lack of minority interest. How to achieve this we have talked about a little bit; but a political geographical area that keeps NAMs out is an impossibility for now. If it was possible to establish in the future, it would probably be a very nice place. I don’t hold dreaming and hoping against anybody though. The presence of NAMs is poison for lower class whites. Being in an all-white environment is a matter of simple, basic human dignity for such people. The presence of blacks and to a lesser extent Hispanics has a terrible corrosive effect on them. When Chuck’s daughter gets impregnated by a lazy, stupid, violent black boy he will understand.
But more than this, the limitation of white nationalism is that the real enemies of the people white nationalists care about are other white people. The wrong kind of white person in your community is almost as bad as a crack house. Or maybe worse. A real white nationalist area would have to keep out white leftists as well. A political system that could control white leftists could also keep a small number of NAMs under control as well, as was the case for much of America from post-Reconstruction up to the Civil Rights era. The problem is not isolating white people, it’s controlling leftism. Note that the title of my blog is not “Stupid, Evil Stuff NAMs Do” which is the theme of most alt-right sites, but “Deconstructing Leftism”. Leftism is the real problem, not blacks, not Jews, not homosexuals, not Hispanics. No leftism, no problem. No leftists, no leftism.
Are anti-semites stupid? As I said above, I personally don’t think Jews are the real problem. They are enthusiastic, intelligent, and diligent workers for the system, but despite what others and they themselves like to think, they are stooges and toadies rather than evil geniuses. Jews have plenty to answer for, in Russia more than any place else, but to focus on Jews is not to see the man behind the curtain. But if someone wants to criticize Jews, I can hardly say the criticisms are wrong, evil, paranoid, or foolish, as all decent and right-thinking people would.
Chuck wants to right about racial issues from a “reasonable” standpoint without seriously offending anybody who matters. I wish him luck, I like to see people succeed. Unfortunately the positions that actually pay are already filled, by people with better pedigrees like Ross Douthat and David Frum. Maybe he’ll get a position with National Review one day, though. Reach for the stars, Chuck!