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Update on the Blog

We haven’t been posting lately.

This is because Greg has been contracted by Richard Spencer to run the Alt-Right Politics podcast for NPI.

Meanwhile, I’ve become the news editor of Altright.com. This is a big step for me because it funds my living abroad, and gives me a chance to hone my journalistic skills. Gotta make shekels somehow. Before that, I wrote for another publication, but the funding dried up and so now I’m with NPI. I think its a better match anyway.

I hope to keep Red Dawn running, and the blog going as well. But for now, most of my posting will happen on Altright.com. In the future, when I have more time and Greg and I can better coordinate across timezones, we hope to bring back the content.

Thank you to all of you who have listened to us so far. Greg and I have learned a lot since we met up and decided to launch the blog. As a result, we have some big projects underway.

First and foremost, we are working to expand Altright.com and make it a serious contender in the alternative media blogosphere.

Secondly, I am working on a sequel to my first book. I hope to finish it soon, and start working on the 3rd book as well.

Thirdly, we have a project called “The SWPL Question” that we are working on. We hope to explain the SWPL menace to society and offer solutions to de-SWPLify the West. It will be an e-book that we plan on actively shilling for when the time comes. I hope it will be a massive red pill to everyone who reads it.

Until then, we’ll be over on Altright.com.

From Russia With A Shove

I fell on my ass on the ice today. As I was trying to get back up on my feet, this old man shoved me from behind and told me to watch where I was going.
 
Now look, I love Russians. But some of them past a certain age are really crotchety.
 
You go into a bus and you eat an elbow to the ribs from some granny shoving and jostling to get a seat.
 
You go into a store, and some unhappy spinster gives you the worst customer service you’ve ever had in your life.
 
These are some of the realities of life in Russia. But you know what? After awhile, you don’t mind it so much. I’m grinning as I write this. Its really not so bad. You get used to the arguing and the jostling and the extra mile you need to go to get basic shit done.
 
Life starts to lose its meaning when it gets too easy. The occasional power outage makes you get off your ass and shamble out to the box with the power meter. You throw on some slippers, tie the bathrobe around you and watch your breath come out in soft white puffs as you fumble around with the switch before restoring power and shuffling back in. This time, you don’t run the microwave and the electronic water heater at the same time.
 
You do each thing individually. Annoying isn’t it? Inefficient? You lose X seconds every day waiting- which experts tell us adds up to Y hours every year…Of your life…just wasted!
 
But I don’t mind it anymore. Life isn’t about efficiency, or convenience, only an Autist or a modern westerner thinks like that.
 
When I go down into the metro, I see uniform-clad grannies in booths monitoring the escalators. They sit there, bored. The others shamble around the platform, doing whatever it is that they do.
 
What an inefficiency! Get Jeffrey Sachs on the scene to sort this problem out!
 
But I don’t mind it, in fact it makes me smile. I find more and more satisfaction in life with every inefficiency I stumble upon. See, these grannies would be tucked away into retirement homes or on pensions if they weren’t there. This way, the government has the most effective defense system on the planet at work for them- gossipy grannies. Nothing unusual will slip by them.
 
And of course, there would be some that would decry government waste and try to shove these grannies into some retirement home, where they would rot away- out of sight and out of mind.
 
Instead, they shuffle along on the streets here in Russia. They take up all the seats on the train and the buses. They cut you off in line and they always give you bad service.
 
But what should they be doing?
 
Some of them are confused and bewildered. I wandered into a hidden courtyard one day- there are many in St. Petersburg. It used to be the park in front of a palace. There was a granny there. I asked her about the place and we started chatting. The city had changed a lot according to her. Shops everywhere, lights and a new lifestyle.
 
People were changing, she told me. She had a grandson that she tried to teach from time to time. “But he only cares about videogames.” She sighed exasperatedly. I cringed internally. Kids can be such little shits. Apparently she tried to take him to all the famous sites and instill in him a love for his culture and his people. The kid didn’t want any of it. He preferred what I deduced to be Minecraft.
 
The only advice I could offer her was to try and get him to play Real Time Strategy games so that he would take an interest in history. I know Age of Empires certainly helped me with that once upon a time.
 
Old people are in many ways the perfect distillation of a city of a certain time period. Unchanged in their ways past ~40, they can be bearers of tradition for the next 40 years of their lives. In many ways, these old-timers are what makes Russia so special. They are Soviet relics, and most of their views are refreshing conservative. They are very well-educated for the most part and a reservoir of forgotten knowledge. Some are also profoundly demoralized, and have been for about 30 years. Talking to them can be frustrating because of the old Soviet mentality they have. You will agree with them on 90% of everything, but still not quite see eye-to-eye.
 
The generation that grew up in the 90’s is a bit of a lost generation, even though they have come to embody much of what the new Russian identity has become. They grew up on Rock, tough times and a desire to escape West. These guys fit into two camps- those that still yearn to get out, and those that have doubled-down and developed a fierce pride for Russia- despite all its shortcomings. They are crazy partiers, and amazing personalities. They are immortalized in films like War (Balabanov’s movie about Chechia) and the Brother films (also Balabanov.) A fascinating bunch. Their women are the complete dolled-up smokeshows we’ve come to associate with Russian women. Hard and sexy, cold as ice, but passionate. Working women who spend 2 hours every day in front of the mirror becoming hot.
 
Many of the youth are becoming infected with the incessant HollyJew programming and the liberal teachings of their professors. They are super fashionable. Hipster fashion dominates of course. The tough leather jackets are gone with this generation. They want to be seen as soft, cultured and European. I spend most of my time with these types, unfortunatley. They are the “know-nothings” and “see-nothings.” They only care about some art or some hobby. Thats the “it” thing. These are the “beautiful ones” that take artsy photos with filters and perfectly done hair, looking at the the camera with sultry lips and a pouting expression- and I’m talking about the boys here. The girls don’t take as much pride in their appearance, preferring the more bohemian look that is spreading like cancer throughout the entirety of the White world.
 
I came to Russia expecting the 90’s generation, but I found myself in a comfortable bo-bo world of artsy cafes. Encounters in the street from other generations serve as a nice elbow in the side that there are other layers to Russia, different faces from the fashionable ones I see in St. Petersburg and Moscow.
 
All in all, my generation fills me with unease. I love them of course, because I see so much of myself in them. But I wonder if they will survive the hard times that have always tempered Russia. Life has been relatively good in Russia for about a decade now. What happens when things get tough again? I fear that the new generation has forgotten how to shove and jostle their way into a seat on the metro.
 

Hailing Premature Victory at NPI

NPI was a great success by all accounts. Great attendence, a joyous atmosphere, and a lot of kvetching ensued.

But the success was marred by controversy around Spencer hailing victory at the end of his speech and getting roman salutes from several of the obese or mischling or pony-tail sporting or yellow women in attendance.

That is unfortunate, and will probably be a problem going forward. Although there are many straight up admirers of NSDAP Germany in the Alt-Right as well as neo-nazis- and no one can deny that they have been part of the core of the movement since its inception, it’s an extrapolation to say that the rest of the Alt-Right is neo-nazi.

I for one am not a Hitlerite. How could I be? I would have to be a cuck against my own people- the east Slavs. Do I admire Hitler’s rise to power? Am I an anti-semite? Do I care about White Genocide? Well, yes…that’s why I went to NPI for the first time in 2015. I wanted to get involved and meet people that cared about the fate of European Civ.

I never thought I was going to a neo-nazi conference. I always thought that the aesthetic was European-inspired, and Identitarian instead. NPI was like a safe space stepping stone where I felt that I would find a professional and safe SWPL environment that was goon-free and which somehow had a veneer of respectability cloaked around it.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that the attendees were immaculately dressed, tall, good-looking and incredibly sharp. The notable lack of obesity was startling for me. Ever since I had gotten back from Russia, I felt like Wall-e in a pre-apocalyptic scenario. But at NPI, I felt like I was part of a gathering of White Officers or something similar.

At first, I had a rocky start. I had to walk past Antifa. And once inside, the first person I ran into in the lobby waiting for the elevators was none other than Matt Forney…. who was very twitchy and lets just say less than inspiring.

But then Lana and the Red Ice crew rolled in- and they looked fantastic. She smiled at me and made a comment about how there were so many good-looking men here this year while we were in the elevator. Hnng.

Then it was conference time, and everything went smoothly. I had a good time and it gave me great hope and inspiration going forward.

I learned quickly that  most of the Nazi stuff (mostly) wasn’t anti-Slav in nature, but rather the result of a complete rejection of just about everything anglo-american liberal bo-bo society stands for. It’s a visceral “fuck you” to everything that any red-pilled person hates. I get it.

But, past me of even a year ago wouldn’t have gotten it. It would have repulsed me, and many like me that were on the cusp of getting involved, but feeling hesitant about committing.

The Nazi element and the fascination with Fascism and right-wing esotericism in the Alt-Right won’t go away, but until now there seemed to be plausible deniability. But this seems to have forced the issue. Spencer’s early success was probably due to drawing in edgy intelligent goys that didn’t want to be associated with Hitlerism. It seemed to be a strategy that was working, I don’t understand why he would break from it now. Publicity? Well, now he got it. We will see if it pays off in the end.

In my humble opinion, Spencer doesn’t seem to even try to understand corn-fed america. They’re not into Heidegger and don’t trust people with elaborate haircuts. Instead, as I’ve written before,  it seems that Spencer is appealing to a very niche group of people with his organization’s and his own style. He’s appealing to well-to-do young men that are disaffected with modern society and chomping at the bit to set the world on fire, or just change their position in the reigning status quo. Almost all critiscism of Spencer from the Right prior to NPI 2016 came from the perspective of him not being “hardcore” enough. And I argued that he was appealing to a very specific niche, and therefore should be commended for his marketing approach. If other groups wanted to appeal to the prole elements, or something similar, they could go ahead and do that. But let Spencer do his thing.

I mean, it worked on people like me, where other methods almost certainly would have failed.

But now, I am not so sure that Spencer will be able to salvage NPI’s comfortable, non-scary bourgeois-boheme veneer. Bobo’s like me are very skittish. We have a lot to lose. We fancy ourselves to be James Bond-type moles, hiding our power-depth level in kiddie pool platitudes, while masking the shitlord within. And in cities like Washington, DC where 94% of the people voted for Hillary…there really isn’t much other option.

All of my normie social circle has heard about the NPI event and seen the videos. They’re shocked and appalled. I was going to coax a few up and coming secret shitlords into coming to the next conference, but now I am not so sure I will be able to. I know the old me wouldn’t have gone. The stakes would be too high. The shame of being found out to be associating with “neo-nazis” too strong.

In all fairness, Spencer raising his glass and proclaming “hail victory” could have been just a good ending to an inspiring speech. It was the crowd that elevated this into a scandal with their Roman salutes. Apparently some of the TRS people are proud of leading the charge.

Real life isn’t shit-posting online. When the cameras of the Lugenpresse are rolling, there are consequences. I wish more people understood that, and didn’t make it into a pissing contest about proving their Alt-Right credentials to a bunch of anonymous anons. Now there’s infighting between stepping-stone reformed lolbertarians and the more hardcore elements as the former try to distance themselves from the former. Yeah, they were just Alt-Lite really, and I have little sympathy for libertardians… but I can’t help but feel that the Alt-Right may have just managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on this one.

Tribalism Won’t Save Europe

There are small peoples in this world and then there are Great peoples.

One of the most archetypical categories of small peoples are mountain peoples. These guys are historically the losers of some war that fled to the mountains for safety. While in the mountains, they developed a raiding culture and a fierce in-group loyalty as well as honor based societies.

They sure are romantic to think about, these rebels in the scenic mountains- scraping a life out through banditry and goat-herding.

Unfortunately for them, these people are all historical losers. They lost access to the fertile plains because they weren’t strong enough, and so they were pushed onto the badlands. Occasionally, these peoples grow in strength enough to mount a resistance to the plains peoples and they emerge out of their hideaways to war on their historic enemies.

More often than not, they lose these wars, and are reduced to retreating to the mountains again to wage their guerrilla wars for all eternity.

Who are history’s losers?

I can think of many such peoples in the world. The entirety of the Caucasus peoples, the Carpathian peoples, the Scottish Highlanders, the Basque rebels, the Pashtun tribes…I could go on.

They are the archetypical example of small peoples that never amount to anything in history (doesn’t just have to be mountain folk). They preserve their cultures well, but they never make empires, and grand cities with monuments to their heroes. The only greatness they can acheive in world history is when they hitch themselves to a larger empire that allows them to share in its greater glory. The British Ghurka’s are a great example.

Fierce fighters, completely fearless and incredibly loyal- these people were a prized British asset that the British used effectively.

I could go on and on with examples- here’s one more. Russia used to use Chechens and other Caucasus people’s as auxillary shock troops. They called them the Savage Division. In fact, they still use them- the conflict in Ukraine saw their snap deployment to the Donbass.

The only problem with these auxillaries is what happens when they start to doubt the Imperial authority. Thats when the rebellions and the disloyalty starts. But as long as a Great peoples stays Great, they can use their imperial subjects to further the project of their state. But when things turn sour, these peoples are terrible thorns in the side of the Imperial State.

Geopolitics will always remain a game of Great peoples- and the small peoples of the world have to accept that. There will never be a Galician empire, a Basque empire, or an Albanian empire. This is the result of both size and mentality.

Now, all Great peoples started out as tribal peoples, but they almost all eventually moved past that stage of development and became civilizations instead. One can be a Georgian prince serving in the Russian Imperial Army against Napoleon at Borodino- and become both a Russian and Georgian hero because of it.

Within a tribal context however, two tribes can ally together, but neither can consider themselves part of the other until a higher concept of civilization emerges.

Now, I’m skipping some steps here, but in general a consolidation of tribes leads to some form of a kingdom, then a consolidation of smaller kingdoms become a national state which can transition into empire. The bigger the State gets, the more power it gets on the world stage- and that is how greatness is measured.

Only a relative handful of peoples have pulled this off in history, and by doing so have become great. English is the language of half the world for a reason- and a testament to the greatness of the British people (who I admit, I’m not fond of).

Lets tie World War 1 in here

Now, the Germans never had an empire, and so they never had these auxillaries to use. World War 1 was a war about empire- Germany wanted one, while France and Britain weren’t too fond of the idea. Having an empire gives the host country access to vast natural and human resources. This helped the French and British in the trenches, and in other theaters of war abroad…

Now, how many empires are left in the world? There are only two. Russia and the United States. Russia is a rump empire that lost the Cold War while the United States is the reigning hegemon. Using its massive wealth, military apparatus, and clout, the United States can fund auxillaries in the service of empire all around the world.

It helps that they stripped their European competitors of their colonies at the end of the wars. Wilsonian self-determination and later anti-Colonial doctrines were RealPolitik that ensured the supremacy of the United States- even if a few gullible fools on both the Right and the Left thought this was about principle.

So Pax Americana remains top dog, enjoying unprecedented access to raw materials, markets for its goods (when they still made them) and capital flows from all the tributaries to the swamp-basin of Washington, DC.

Instability in the world? Risk in the market? Where does the money flood for safe storage? The US dollar of course.

Britain has the City and some high-tech toys I guess, France has barely anything and the German army- while reformed and retrained- remains an American asset in Europe. No other European country boasts any force to speak of (except maybe the Poles) and if Russia wanted to, they could roll tanks into Paris within 48 hours…and then get nuked.

This is the de facto state of the world. Empire was the prize of American victory in World War II.

While I hope for a curbing of American power abroad, it is not because of any anti-Imperial or fundamentalist Nationalistic ideology that I harbor. I just believe the United States has been pursuing a policy of deliberate destabilization around the world and has been a destroyer of Traditional societies all around the world.

Gregory Hood over at Radix has noted before (and i’m paraphrasing here): “America is the mailed fist that enforces the cultural marxist paradigm abroad.”

And so, any sort of “rebellion” or paradigm change in Europe will have to be anti-American in its nature.

Does this fly in the face of “White Solidarity” or something similar?

Yes, sort of. In an ideal world, White Identity would extend past the Hajnal line, the Butter line, and the English Channel.

But it won’t anytime soon.

Continental Europe’s only real hope of becoming independent and Great Again lies in a European Union of one form or another- anything short of that will not be able to stand up to American (or Russkie for you russophobes out there) influence.

And no localized rebellion will be enough to shake off the shackles.

Tribalism will not save Europe.

The retreat into tribalism  that I see many in the Alt-Right  espousing vis a vis Europe is a defensive reaction and one that I believe is part of a backwards mentality. We’re starting to think in terms of tribes again, and not in terms of sound geo-political strategy.

A bunch of small bickering European countries will not be able to stand up to the American juggernaut.

Why?

Simple- the minute France gets fiesty and anti-American, the americans nudge the Germans into cancelling a trade deal, or raising tariffs on French imports.

You can leverage the bickering of the Natives to maintain a weak and scrambled Europe. 

For example, Bavaria wanting to secede from Germany because of the refugee crisis is a policy of self-defense, but also one of weakness.

What will Bavaria be on its own? What if Germany does not trade with them?

The desire to abandon the European project because of its current subverted state will backfire by weakening Europe. (I can see the Anglos rubbing their hands in glee). And I can’t help but see a plan in all this. There is more than enough justified speculation out there about how the refugee flow was engineered by the Americans to flow into Germany.

The Pozzed mentality of the Germans surely helped…but is that really all there is to it?  I don’t think so.

The Alt-Right is right to be worried about the massive third world invasion, but it shouldn’t fear it to the extent that it does. Fear clouds the judgement and makes calls for drastic measures seem reasonable, even if they play right into the hands of the enemy.

If the State had the political will, this crisis could be solved.

If the State had the political will, the migrants could be deported.

If the State had the political will, rule of law would be re-established.

There is no need to pray for a collapse or great Happening. There is no need to slip into monastary/Dark Ages survivalist mode. The Right simply needsto start seriously thinking of how to seize the apparatus of State- something that it has always struggled to do.

Back in America, we’re organizing, we’re getting stronger, there is plenty to be hopeful about…

We’re the Great peoples of this world, we need to stop over-reacting and confusing the micro with the macro.

On a micro-level, its important to find like-minded patriots and work together to foster comraderie, support networks and the like.

But on a macro level? We don’t want to tribalize more than we have to. On the macro level, empire and geo-politics dominate.

Those that don’t understand that, can’t hope to understand the situation that Europe finds itself in.

Those that don’t understand basic geo-politics are condemned to be useful idiots of one Imperial project or another.

Just because you are a nationalist that is convinced in the truth of your ideology, doesnt mean that your ideology can’t be used by your enemies.

Let that sink in.

Put simply, the Red Pill doesn’t end with anti-Feminism, Niggerdeath and the JQ. Keep digging.

 

But hey, if you like talk of secession and a Brave New Post-First World you might like my book.

Libertarians and the Alt-Right are Strange Bedfellows

Its funny how all the libertarians and ancaps in the Alt-Right are also pro-patriarchy and traditional sex roles.

See, I know that the patriarchy is objectively better- that it builds stable societies and all that…
But deep down part of me realizes that this is a sexual marketplace strategum by high IQ autistic betas to recapture market share.
Guys like me who have done the 100 approaches and are willing to learn new tricks do very well in this free sexual market place.
And yet, these proponents of laissez-faire all of a sudden have a problem with laissez-fuck! Tsk tsk! Why should a competitive dater like me allow tariffs and quotas to mess with my import of poon? Why should I allow collectivized bargaining (societal standards) and quality controls (slut-shaming) to mess with my pursuit of p*ssy?
I’m a LLPC- a limited liability poon chaser- so what do you care how I shmooze? If people don’t like what I do, they’re free to not date me. Non-aggression principle= she consented. And if the ‘externalities’ I leave in my wake bother you, tough luck, pumpkin. Perhaps you should get competitive and offer a better alternative…
Its a free sexual market place now, and if you can’t compete, you should stay home and jack off to Rothbard as far as I’m concerned.

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I’m being only slightly facetious. But seriously, the nerve of these libertarians and ancaps!

They feel entitled to a 3d waifu because of their autistic pursuit of hair-brained utopian models that only suburban Huwhytes could dream up in their blue-eyed naivite.

..But I digress, I actually had some pseudo-academic arguments to push as well.

The world works as it works for a reason, and as much as they consider themselves middle-class bow-tie sporting rebels, the truth of the matter is that the traditional Libertarian philosophy is the prefered philosophy of the elites. The only reason the reigning elites need the gubmint now is to redistribute gibs to dindus and enforce the cultural marxism abroad with the military anyway…No NASA for you, goy.

Fiscally conservative and socially liberal? Let the POZ and cheap IPhones flow! No need to care about your tribe- in fact it is preferable to import high IQ and compliant East Asians…they also make good waifu material.

And now you have the racially aware “national libertarians” or whatever they call themselve that continue their high IQ circle-jerking, but with some racism thrown in. Quel courage!

It occurs to me that the Alt-Right coalition cannot last past the election, and that there will be a fracturing of the coalition sooner or later. White identity might prove to be enough to hold it together, but I suspect it wont.

Consider it this way, at the turn of the 20th century, you had many socialist movements in the West…and they were all race realists. Read Sinclair or Jack London and you will see racially aware whites that called for redistribution of wealth and to close the borders. This did in fact occur and America experienced an unprecendented period of working class prosperity.

So you basically had racially aware socialist fighting for what we fight for now. Crazy right? ‘Murica is about muh free markets!

The free market capitalists would have loved nothing more than to keep the borders open and keep importing hungarians or whoever to work in their coal mines. The socialists played a big role in putting a stop to that.

Would you have believed that in a racially aware society, there would be people on the economic right scheming to undermine national homogeneity to increase profits?? No, no- can’t be…

And now you have the same upper-middle class reciting Mises and trying to square the circle. The same unions that they hate and the tariffs that they rant against are the product of the activism of the old Left- that ushered in an era of working class prosperity and closed borders.

So what do the libertarians on the Alt-Right want? Basically, they want an end to problematic immigration from violent ethnics that don’t play by Anglo rules.

And that is the extent of any agreement that can be found with them.

After that, its back to circle-jerking about government inefficiency, and scheming of ways to increase widget production. One could accuse them of worshipping a materialistic interpretation of history- totally unlike Communism of course- and of being yet another fundamentally incompatible faction of the Alt-Right.

But hey, we’re a big tent I guess- at least until we get the Donald into office. Then the gloves come off.

The POZ is a Weapon of Class Warfare

I used to swim with the sharks. I went to one of the preppiest of all the prep schools and after serving my time there, I stumbled out bewildered and confused by what happened. It just didn’t make sense to me. None of it did. It was like being in a completely foreign land for my entire high school experience- a sort of khaki-wearing Lord of the WASPs survival scenario.

As all the SJW insanity started reaching fever-pitch levels (it’s arguably still getting worse) I couldn’t help but notice that there was some overlap with what I had seen in Prep school and what I saw with the SJW menace in college. I was insulated from a lot of the degeneracy during my 4 years at a private top-tier high school and was floored by what I saw in College- and what my public school friends went through.

All of the ideas espoused and taught at these institutions were more or less the same…but the demographics and the results were completely different. In general, the rank and file that believed in the SJW crap were almost all genetic failures, mystery meats, or just genuinely lower-class people that felt the movement to be advancing their interests on some level.

But there was a higher level to all of this. The Elite SJW’s… see they did their own thing.

College is when I started noticing it. See, there were top-tier Social Justice type clubs and then there was the chum. The smart, white and careerist shrews wisely segregated themselves from the rank and file prole SJW’s in their own Feminist organization. They would routinely deny funds to the other Feminist groups on campus (because they had a lot of their girls and faculty support in funds-allocating giving organizations) and they bared their fangs at the other Feminist groups in private. It was interesting to see.

The gays did the same thing. The top-tier “preppy” ones actively disassociated themselves with the more plebby, prone to die their hair pink gays. The top-crust gays still participated in all their gay-ification campaigns, but they played an interesting game. They came off as reasonable and not insane. The type of man-poodle you let your fashionable girlfriend gossip with and spend time with her girlfriends as well.

They would bro it up with the top-tier bros. The ones that looked the part, but didn’t really play any sports…because they didn’t actually need to get the free ride to college…because they were upper-class WASPs…

If you see where I’m going here, I’m adding an element of class struggle to explain what I noticed. Here, I find the Race Pill inadequate, and the Marxist Pill much more illuminating. I’m talking about socio-economic class and the way that these upper-middle class folks utilize the POZ to keep up their caste rank in Weimerica.

Despite all their democratic pretenses, they are fundamentally un-egalitarian in their attitude to the outgroup. I am convinced that many of them picked it up from their parents… See, these upper-tier SWPL’s are quite good at the game. Preaching all this democratic feel-good stuff and then quietly leveraging the situation in their favor. Its like a game of who can hold their hand on the boiler plate the longest. Everyone gets hurt, but some can bear the pain better than others…and come out on top.

They will join the PTA at their school, and then elbow their child into the best homerooms, arrange playdates with the parents of successful power parents like themselves. As their kids get older, they will arrange shindigs centered around some sort of fund-raising effort or a charity-based scheme. These functions serve as places to chink glasses with other parents like them, and also to give their kids a chance to mingle in an acceptable social milieu. They will allow their kids to throw alcohol sodden parties in their mansions…or at least look the other way. They seem to understand the importance of helping their children to retain their social rank…even if it means having to replace the carpet from time to time.

The top-tier girls pick up on this almost immediately- they figure out who is in the in-group and who isn’t. And while to some extent, the cool kids made their own “cool” clique, they never seem to realize how their parents actively facilitated and helped create it.

They create these social-circles, carpools, and volunteer events. Then they pick a sports team and lobby the coaches to let their sons and daughter play on a team with each other. They organize pep rallies and bake sales. They force their kids to go to church events- even if they are part Jewish and everyone there is an agnostic- even the priests.

We have TRS to thank for popularizing the concept of “virtue-signaling” to legions of shitlords everywhere. But there might be something more to all of this- I am convinced that the SWPL’s morally posture from down-on-high to the rest of the proles to actively sabotage them, NOT just to demonstrate their PC bonafides to the world.

If you’ve ever really spent with the Priests of POZ- the upper and upper-middle class ivy-league educated SWPL’s that we all know and despise you notice some serious contradictions in what they preach and what they practice. I mean, the debate is eternal: do shitlibs actually believe the bullshit that they preach? I’d venture to say that the elites do NOT. Most of them are not True Believers.

Their kids avoid the serious diversity, but are allowed to mix and mingle with some pre-selected talented tenths minorites that sell them overpriced weed and become the token minority to prove their PC credentials.

The regular kids get the Vibrant Diversity that results in gangs at their schools, and assaults in the bathrooms and constant harrassment.

The upper crust get their kids set up with a girl or two of the same class. They tend to be thinner on average, even if they are feminist careerist shrews like their mothers.

And the proles get stuck with other obese prole girls, with piercings, colored hair and tats, ostensibly feminsts just like their upper-crust counterparts…but not really the same.

The cavorting aristos let in a little bit of token fag to spice up their social milieu. It’s all smiles, lisps and good-times at the sunday brunch.

The lumpenproletariat gets blue-haired trannies, furries and schitzo’s, and the absolute worst of humanity forced upon them.

See, the elites seem to push this POZ onto everyone. They claim the moral high ground, the social high ground, and the intellectual high ground, but the fallout doesn’t get distributed equally.

The proles get hit by it way worse than they ever will. And so, the upper crust’s relative rank rises in relation to everyone else. Others look at them with envy. They want the same social circles, the same access to women and money, and the same safe sort of progressive ecosystem that they managed to successfully engineer.

Many of these SJW values are adopted and preached in some form or another by these American elites. While they still retain the know-how and the means to mitigate the effects of, say- Vibrant Diversity…the proles they push it on get nigger-fied, atomized and start dropping out.

Perfect!

Less competition for them. As long as their kid gets to Duke and stays off the hard drugs long enough to come into his Trust fund… He’ll have the connections, qualifications, and the correct ideology to get ahead.  A little bit of POZ is a small price to pay.

Chad Nationalism is a Bad Idea

Chads- or just bros, jocks, proles, simpletons- are mistakenly identified as natural allies of the coming TrumpenReich and by extension, the Alt-Right.

But the truth is that Chad culture is what engenders liberalism among a disaffected segment of American youth.

We talk a lot about virtue-signaling or counter-signaling in the Alt-Right and this concept will come in handy for our understanding of the Beta liberal male phenomenon.

It’s quite simple, really. All these slightly higher IQ beta males are repulsed by the dominant culture of drunken slovenliness and anti-intellectualism of the corn-fed All-American Chad.

They immediately knee-jerk against everything Chad stands for, both the good and the bad. They become “educated” and start counter-signaling against everything they perceived Chad to stand for in school.

Boorishness, aggressive displays of foam-finger patriotism, and inane “nuke the whales” sentiment repulses the slightly higher IQ kids and pushes them into the camp of liberalism- which is correctly perceived as being anti-Chad. The new Liberal acolyte also perceives himself as in fact being a rebel…Even though he simply becomes a cuck for the system in another way…

The reason for this is simple.

American culture to this day worships the Chad. And it is again, a totally American concept. I’ll give you a counter-example. Russia has a lot of Gopniks, and believe me there are no multi-million dollar budget films glorifying the Gopnik like there are the Chad in America.

The track-suit wearing simpleton is derided for…well being a simpleton. There’s no Friday Night Squats movies/shows with viewership in the millions.

The Chad is supposed to remain intentionally ignorant. It is looked down upon to know anything, to read anything, to do anything more sophisticated than grunt and let Stacy play with his hair on the hood of a red convertible at make-out cliff.

Promotion of the Chad archetype is also juxtaposed with portrayal of the Nerd. The Chad bullies the nerd and the nerd gets bitten by a spider, beating the shit out of Chad the next day at school with his super powers.

This whole antagonism between Nerds and Jocks is rather bizarre though, especialy when you compare it to other cultures.

Nerds and smart kids get way more rewards both culturally and in terms of the most important currency of all- women- in other countries.

In fact, in Eastern Europe, the concept of the Chad is completely alien. The Chad is the Alpha male that is completely part of the system and held up as like an idol for other young boys to aspire to. He’s an athlete, a varsity-jacket wearing, flag-flying, american soldier, that likes to drink beer and grill hot dogs with his bros.

There is no such comparison in Eastern Europe. The only comparable archetype is the tough bad boy that ditches school and gets all the girls. There is no Chad culture though. “Nerds” are just good students, something that most normal youth aspire to be. There is no denigration of being academically-minded. If you are not smart, people will call you a retard to your face, or in my case, if your Russian is good enough to not be noticed as a foreigner, but not good enough to be considered upper-tier, you get sneered at for talking like a Gopnik.

In America, the opposite is true.

“You like probably read like a lot of books, and stuff like right?”

Read that in a valley girl accent, and you will know what I am driving at. American Chad worship pushes so many good kids into hating their culture because of their belief that it rewards the worst in society with the best women, with movies and acclaim, with immediate social clout.

In America, it is the “Nerds” that have to hide in basements with their nerdy friends to not get stuffed in lockers. In Eastern Europe, it is the Gopnik that is driven away from school by broomsticks and dunce caps.

By reinforcing this boorish Chad culture, America has created generation of complete imbeciles. I mean, the rare smart Chad or  Hot Girl has to hide that he/she is smart to all the moronic friends in their peer circle or risk social ostracizement.

You have these bizarre social circles in school that form in lunch rooms around IQ or money or race…but thats another story.

American culture has promoted this concept of a complete dolt being the archetype of Americanness. You see it even in films like American Sniper. These are just “hoo-ah!” Americana patriots that never ever break from the script.

Now with the current culture war against White Alpha men in full swing, it may be tempting to view the older nostalgic concept of the Chad as a good ideological counter-weight.

But the truth is, that is a terrible idea. We must fight against the Chad archetype as well. It is a concept and an identity founded on ignorance and pride in anti-intellectualism.

Entire generations of anti-intellectual, pro-system cows were bred and now, we are simply seeing the next stage of the plan- to lead them to the slaughter.

I haven’t seen much of a Chad revolt against Political Correctness. Instead, I have seen the rise of the PC Bro- which funny enough matches up pretty well with the South Park joke about SJWs. I see these corn-fed bona fida Americana males grunting out PC platitudes with great consernation- not really understanding what they are saying of course. They have no concept of history, who they are, or what is happening to them.

All they know is, “yo, i got totally fucking smashed last night bro huehueheu…”

They are just pigs at the trough, grunting and worrying about why the slop is disappearing faster and faster every year.

In general, American culture has created this artificial conflict between “nerds” and jocks and now we are seeing the political results of this conflict.

This is why the Alt-Right is so important to reforming American culture. Most of its members belong to the repulsed liberal camp that then rejected liberalism itself- but not intellectualism. They then started getting into male self-improvement because they understood the importance of emulating some of the traits of Alpha males to become counter-culture leaders against the onslaught of the POZ.

In short, they have made the full-circle, but are now intelligent, thoughtful, articulate and striving to become Alpha through self-improvement.

This is admirable. This is what befits an honored descendant of our European ancestors. Becoming a drunken slob that can occasionally remember to vote Republican is a joke.

If we ever get our hands on the levers of power, we need to reform not just the Liberal indoctrination, but the Chad indoctrination in America as well.

 

The Eternal Finn: A Trip to Finland

One story in particular stands out from my recent trip to Finland. I was sitting on the steps leading up to a Freemason church in the square dedicated to Alexander II in the heart of the downtown. I was chatting with a Russian girl- this was after several failed attempts to chat with native Finns- and two Finnish girls came up, asking for the cigarettes that we were smoking.

I reached in to my pocket and handed them the pack, and turned to finish what I was saying to the Russian girl. As I turn back, I see that the Finns have started to leave.

I let out a yelp of dismay. They had taken the whole pack and started to leave.

They turned around and said something along the lines of, “oh, did you still want the pack?”

This floored me. Who takes an entire pack of smokes when bumming for a cigarette? I emphatically told them to take just two.

“So, can you tell me what places I should see here?” I asked as they started picking them out. “Somewhere where students like to hang out.”

They shrugged and looked at me strangely.

“No, we have to go.” They said. And left.

I looked aghast at them at this breach of social convention, and then turned to the Russian girl again.

“Can you believe that?” I demanded.

She nodded her head knowingly and rolled her eyes.

“They’re all like that.” She said….

Do you see what happened there, dear reader? No? Let me explain it to you. You cannot just bum a cigarette off someone and leave like that in Russia. That’s a social faux pas. Even more so when its a tourist thats come to your country and is asking you where to go and what to see. That’s just low and mean- at least by Russian standards.

But they didn’t seem to be doing it out of malice or spite. Nor did they strike me as particularly socially autistic. The Russian girl confirmed that this was just standard behavior for Finns…

Which leads me to conclude that Finns are not pathological altruists.

Neither are the Swedes for that matter.

I didn’t experience any of that fabled pathological altruism when I was in Finland. In fact, there was outright disgust when I told some of them I was from Russia…

Ooga booga! The Russkies are coming!

I thought the East Coast was bad, but it has nothing on Scandinavia.

Seriously, the PA theory is flawed. No Finn told me:

“Here have a drink, tell me about yourself, oh blessed foreigner.”

Or

“Here, have my woman and some free money you foreign Other!”

I have heard about this “village mentality” before making my trips, but only now do I finally understand what people mean by that. The whole society operates on a sort of social circle, group-think, consensus based model. To a tourist it comes off as being snobby, but I suppose the better way to describe it is the attitude of a small and insular peoples.

In fact, they explicitly make you feel like an Other the minute you step foot in their country.

…Except on the Metro. They don’t have turnstiles and you can ride it for free because no one checks. Makes you feel like a local. I’m telling you, Helsinki is just a large village!

In general, the Finnas are some of the most closed-off and social circle oriented people in the world. They’re nowhere on the level of Swedes, but still, this PA theory can be debunked by spending 24 hours in Finland.

The Swedes of course, have refined this to a higher art. But the more time I spend in Scandinavia (does Finland count?) the more I realize that these northern people’s are just conformists, full stop.

You see it in the way they act, the way they talk and the way they dress, and the attitudes they have.

So many basic bitches roam the city of Helsinki with their color co-ordinated athletic outfits. The yoga pants, sneaker, headband combo is the official look of the platinum-haired Finnish blonds roaming the city.

It feels like a hotter version of Washington, DC.

The men were much less faggy than the Swedes I saw in Stockholm,  but also struck me as incredibly introverted and adverse to meeting new people.

Don’t get me wrong. Few of them will be outright rude to you if you start a conversation. But don’t expect it to go anywhere. Talking to a man in Finland feels like picking up a hot chick, prepare to do 90% of the talking as he looks at you judgingly and nods his head from time to time.

These people will not buy you a drink, they will not show you around, and they definitely won’t leave you thinking that you can be a Finn if you adopt their SWPL values.

Naturally, this wouldn’t be an AI trip without a night out in the bars and clubs. I went with Sven Garrison- a patriot I met in Sweden- and we hit up a few places over 2 nights. Honestly, I know cafes in Russia that play louder and more upbeat music than the clubs and bars we went to. It was shockingly quiet and tame, everywhere we went.

You even notice it in the layout of the bars and clubs- the village mentality that is.

The tables and seats are arranged in these little circles all around the club. They are occupied by groups of Finns out for a night of tepid fun. Just like the society at large, the little rings of seats are closed off to the other patrons of the club. Its little parties within the larger party, Finns just chatting (at a low murmur) and relaxing with their group for the night.

The most high energy thing we heard was some local Finnish rap. It was pretty bad.

While I was waiting for Sven to arrive the first night, I headed down to Kallio and started chatting with tipsy Finns about to head out to party.

These were the hipsters and the trendy types, so I figured they would be more laid back at least. The men straight-up ignored me, but I got to talking with this one girl and she was pretty laid back even if a bit cold and distant. She told me that she was leaving Finland soon because she didn’t like it there.

“Where are you going to go?” I asked.

“Australia or New Zealand,”  she replied.

Hmm. They never seem to say Kenya do they?

I’ve noticed this phenomenon among the youth in Sweden and Finland and even the hipster circles of St. Petersburg. They all want to leave and go to Australia.

I dub it- “Implicit White Flight.”

Although, the Helsinkians and Peterburgians don’t really have much cause to run away, both cities are still pretty white. Helsinki was nowhere near Stockholm levels of Diversity, even if it didn’t match up to the St. Petersburg gold standard.

You want the truth about Finns and Scandinavians in general?

They are the epitome of everything I hate.

Now, I suppose thats a little harsh…  Especially considering that we met a local patriot there.  He was fun to chat to, but its hard to consider him a Finn. He was part of the TRS nation- which is a separate entity entirely. Being a TRS goy is like being part of a secret society. You immediately understand and relate to a goy you just met with barely any introduction.

It’s like meeting an old friend, the guard goes down after a few probing questions and you just cut the shit in lingo that few of the patrons around you would understand even if they overheard you.

Which is why meet-ups are so fun and mentally relaxing.

But yeah, the Finns… I really can’t stand the mentality of these strange snow-peoples.

How can they be so…quiet and repressed, conformist and group-thinking, cold and unwelcoming? It doesn’t feel right, it doesn’t feel human!

What the fuck went wrong with these blue-eyed devils?

Snootiness and blandness are not synonymous with high civilization. Rather, I’d say its an indicator of a petty bougy mentality…

But perhaps the Anglos are somehow to blame? After all, everything in Finland is a carbon copy of some American suburb. The metro stations look like some dystopian Brutalist fantasy artwork. There is almost no difference between most of Helsinki and some upscale suburb in the US.

The few nice buildings clustered downtown are a mix of Italian style Northern Baroque (I think) and I suspect built by the Russian emperors.

Otherwise, Helsinki is just a tiny little city with non-descript suburbs.

It’s got its fair share of Diversity, but if you expect Walking Dead levels of Dindus, you need to head over to Stockholm’s suburbs or the city of Malmo. As for the POZ? I only saw 2 trannies and one flamboyant homosexual. Not bad.

Our Race War Safari basically turned into a pleasant weekend trip that both Sven and I needed to just relax and catch up.

 

The Russian Red Pill

I’ve been meaning to write this post for awhile, but my day job and evening studies have been getting in the way far too much for my liking.

I’ve been meeting a lot of interesting people, and embracing a complete re-orientation of my worldview yet again from my time in Russia.

It’s like taking a second red pill, or an “Infrared” Pill as I’ve dubbed it. This time, the pill went down smoothly and no great depression followed afterwards, only an uneasy feeling in my stomach. By accepting this new information and shifting my world view again, I knew I would potentially be alienating the only people that I respected and admired in the West- the Alt-Right.

But whatever, I got into all of this because of intellectual curiousity, I’ll be damned if I self-censor myself now. So here goes.

Germany lost a war. Never lose a war.

Much of the de-Nazification efforts carried out within Germany were done to instill a deep sense of shame and guilt within the German people. They were systematically hounded into hating themselves by constant stories of war crimes, some true, and some not. (Like the Lolacaust)

This deep feeling of guilt led to arguably a generation of the most pathetic white men in history. It led to the refugee crisis, and possibly the end of the German nation as it stands now. In my eyes, Germany was systematically dismantled, and led like a lamb to this sacrificial slaughter by the Anglos. I don’t parcel out the blame on the Russians as much because East Germany- for all of its problems- remains the least cucked part of Germany to this day, so I figure the Soviets must have done something right…

But quibbles aside, the point remains. Germany’s proud soul was ruthlessly torn apart and now look at it. Germany has no independent foreign policy, its people are being reduced to dhimmitude, and there seems to be no end in sight.

But Germany wasn’t the only power to lose a war to the Anglo-sphere.

Russia did as well.

At the end of the Cold War, after the Soviet Union voluntarily disintegrated as a result of the deft political manoevering/treachery of Boris Yeltsin, the exact same demoralization campaign began to materialize.

Just like after Khrushchev came to power, so too were the flood gates of information suddenly opened, and the Russian people were exposed to some really demoralizing information. This, coupled with the anarchy, looting, and complete collapse of the 90’s led to a situation comparable to Germany immediatly after the war.

The horror is hard to explain. People’s entire world views were shattered. The Soviet Union went from being a force of good in the world to being the evil empire- I imagine its like finding out you’re not actually a human, but a Cylon sleeper agent sent ahead of time to infiltrate the Colonial starfleet and that all your memories were false implants to make you blend into Colonial society… Looking at you, Boomer.

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Revisionist minorities started trotting out all sorts of horror stories because they sniffed weakness in the air and sensed the opportunity to get Gibs. The Liberals were all too keen to take up their cause, and the West was all too keen to give it a megaphone in the press. And so all of a sudden we found out about how horrible the Russians were to every single peoples within their empire.

We need mo’ money fo dem’ programs!

Whether it was Butthurt Balts who forgot about centuries of German colonization/abject helotry and instead started bitching about all the high-tech industry the soviets set up in their country, or the Ukrainians who bitched about the actual state that the Soviets had created for them, or Kazakstan bitching about all those hospitals, and factories that the Soviets had created where there was only naked steppe before. Georgians bitching about repression- never mind that one of theirs would have been the one doing the repressing… Poles conveniently forgot about deliberately starving about 80 thousand Russian POWs to death in the Polish-Soviet war and their plans to create a Baltic-Black sea empire. Galicians forgot about how their partisans massacred about 100k Poles. Crimean Tatars whined about being sent into Siberian exile, never mind that they had switched sides and supported Germany in the war, (I guess TGSNT was right, the Nazi’s were a truly multi-cultural force of good!!!). Jews whined about getting 35 centimeters of wood rammed up their ass by Stalin’s russification efforts of the Soviet government and finally the Uzbeks conveniently forgot that they were subhumans etc, the list goes on and on.

People stopped fact checking the sources, because it seemed that the Liberals, both Western and domestic, commanded all the moral authority. Yeltsin was held up as a great liberalizer and reformer as Russia slipped into destitution and ruin.

How much of the information was true though? Did 80 million or 50 million or 20 million really die under Stalin? Where are the sources for these amazing figures??

To this day, no one knows. Did the Gulags exist? Of course they did. Was everybody in them an innocent Solzhenitsyn? Dubious. Russia found that out the hard way when the zeks were all released in the 90’s and a crime wave the size of a Cat 5 chimpout spread through the country.

The Nazis and the Liberals are a match made in heaven

To the victor go the spoils, and the Liberals were full of glee as they started chipping away at everything that underpinned the fabric of Soviet society. “Its all rotten, its all worthless, lets just destroy, smash and loot the damn place.” – that was their ideology. This should sound familiar to Americans.

“American soldiers are baby-killers!” – same strategy taken from the same playbook with the same goal. Demoralize, demoralize, demoralize.

So where does the Alt-Right stand? Because of the Hitler-philia, the Alt-Right has been all too keen to pick up the numbers and horror stories dug up by the Liberals and run with it to do…what exactly? Prove that Hitler wasn’t that bad by making Stalin seem worse by comparison?

“See! Hitler wasn’t that bad because Stalin was worse! He killed 20- No!- 50!- No wait!- 80 million Russians! I mean, yeah the Fuhrer thought of Slavs as sub-humans and made plans to deliberately whittle down their population, colonize them and kill huge swaths of their population…Wait what was my point again? Ah yes! The threat of Russo-Gommunisssm! Nazism isn’t as bad as its made out to be because Hitler did NOT kill 6 million Jews- thats a blatant exaggeration and just Allied propaganda! Even though he should have because Jews are parasites and Hitler was the ONLY leader in the entire history of the white world who was an anti-semite. Which is why anyone who is pro-White needs to religiously imitate this 10 year period of German history- of all the moments in White history, this is the only one that counts- otherwise they are a Jewish plant. PS- Remember the 100 trillion victims of Stalin’s Hellstorm campaign.”

The Alt-Right has no problem doubting the numbers that Liberals throw at them about German war crimes. Why don’t they ever stop to check the numbers Liberals throw at them about Russian war crimes?

Oh right. Because it jibes pretty well with their Nazi-philia.

Putin the Savior

But back to our little story about Post-Soviet Russia. The Demoralizers of Russia found their first real challenge with the emergence of Vladimir Putin and the Second Chechen War. After the humiliating campaign that Boris “Bydlo” Yeltsin launched against the Chechens, Putin had his work cut out for him. He had to bring Chechnia to heel because if he didn’t, he risked losing the whole Caucasus and other separatist Republics.

And the Liberals were livid. “Russians are baby-killers!”- they cried and pearl-clutched. “The horror, the horror!”- Masha Geshen kvetched.

Nowadays of course, the Liberals decry the “criminal nations of the Caucasus” and are in alliance with the Nationalists, who want to let these territories secede and make “Russia for the Russians.” An alliance made in hell if ever there was one.

It was a bloody, but successful war. Russia took pride in its victory. Putin started on an entire campaign of rehabilitation of Russia’s self-image. The old Soviet war symbols started coming back, as did the symbols of Imperial Russia.

“Putin is revitalizing the cult of Stalin!”- the West and the Liberals moaned.

The 14/88 part of the Alt-Right has no qualms about taking up this Liberal talking point and running with it.

“See, Putin is a commie Jewish plant!”- say the sub 80 iq storm-proles.

Do they ever stop to consider why their talking points seem so in line with the Liberals? I am willing to consider that some are misguided, but others, I suspect, genuinely hate Russia.

And so when the Russkies started fighting against the Demoralization and start rehabilitating their history, it is little suprise that the Anglo-sphere and the Global Liberal Homo Elite would collectively shudder.

But why should the Alt-Right?

We claim to be for Nationalism of all peoples everywhere…well here is the Russian version of it. A mix of Soviet and Imperial history- all rehabilitated, all raised up as symbols of pride for the Russian people and with greater appeal to non-Russians living within the borders of the Russian Federation.

We’ve taken the red-pill on Hitler, why not extend the same courtesy to Stalin?

Russia’s Liberal Intelligentsia

Russia’s liberal intelligentsia really stands out from the crowd of regular liberals as we understand them in the West.

The Russian liberal is defined by a sort of refined self-loathing. He looks at Russia and despairs. Its too wild, too un-european for him. He wants to bring Russia up to European standards. Only he rarely has any conception of what European standards are, or what it means to be a European.

They are young, predominantly, but there are still old-school liberal intellectual cadres that form the intellectual backbone. They copy Western styles- which means Hipsterdom reigns among the chattering classes of St. Petersburg.

Ah yes, my beloved city. It has unfortunatly been infested with Russian liberals since its founding. And the Hipster plague is ravaging the city’s youth.

Spengler- the patron saint of this humble blog believed that the Russian soul was split into two parts. The European-looking elite and intelligentsia was infected with a Peterine desire to remold Russia into Europe. Tolstoy, was a great example of this line of thinking. Having read a lot of Tolstoy, and once being enamored of this world-view I completely understand on an intuitive level what Spengler was getting at…

“The Russian soul is not the same as the Western Faustian, as Spengler called it, the ‘ Magian’ of the Arabian civilisation, or the Classical of the Hellenes and Romans. The Western Culture that was imposed on Russia by Peter the Great, what Spengler called Petrinism, is a veneer. The basis of the Russian soul is not infinite space – as in the West’s Faustian  imperative, but is ‘the plain without limit’. The Russian soul expresses its own type of infinity, albeit not that of the Western which becomes even enslaved by its own technics at the end of its life-cycle.”

And Dostoevsky was the complete anti-thesis to Tolstoy, the harbinger of the awakening Russian soul. I never read Dostoevsky. I always thought it was too dark and complex. But now, as I find myself relating to this cleave within the Russian psyche between the Peterites and the genuine Russians, I find myself wanting to give Dostoevsky another shot, despite him hating on my beloved bobo paradise city.

“‘Petersburg’, says Dostoyevski, ‘it is the most abstract and artificial city in the world’. After this everything that arose around it was felt by the true Russdom as lies and poison. A truly apocalyptic hatred was directed on Europe, and ‘Europe’ was all that was not Russia… ‘The first condition of emancipation for the Russian soul’, wrote Aksakov in 1863 to Dostoyevski, ‘is that it should hate Petersburg with all this might and all its soul’. Moscow is holy, Petersburg Satanic.” 

Alright, but that’s just like your opinion, maaan…

I find it the Spengler explanation a better frame of reference to explain Russia’s liberal intelligentsia than any traditional Left/Right explanation that would be more at home in Continental Europe, or Whig/Tory divide that might explain the Anglo-sphere.

These Russian Liberals aren’t really “liberals” in the Western sense of the word. In more ways than one, they are the true elan of Russian society- always have been. They are well-educated, well-mannered and well-meaning. Their liberalism stems from shame for their country and their desire to see Russia be accepted into Europe. They long to show you, the Westerner, how Western they are as well.

And when they try, they can really dazzle you. Take the entire city of St. Petersburg. Built by Italians to put anything Europe had at the time to shame. I can honestly say, that they succeeded. Versailles is cute and pretty. Peterghoff is awe-some and stunning.

See what we Russians can do when we put our minds to it!?” – it screams.

But lets not forget our group of Russian liberal intelligentsia, drinking tea and hanging out in their favorite SWPL haunt…

“We’re for free-speech!” they proclaim,

How adorable.

They don’t know that the West has left that part of its history behind already in favor of speech codes and stifling PC shame culture.

“We are for European Civilization!” they exude.

How cute. Not even Europe believes in European civilization anymore.

But here in Russia?

“We believe gays should be tolerated and not persecuted!”

Guffaw!

How pass-aayyy! Don’t they know that tolerance was in the 90’s? Now its abject worship- and dont you forget it!

“Please, please don’t lump us in with those rubes that like to swear, drink and brawl that compromise the mass of the Russian lumpenproletariat!”

Ah! Now we’re getting somewhere.

They don’t want to be considered “Russian” in the way Westerners consider Russians to be. In short, all the values that we think will save Russia in the long-run. Its ability to still be brutal, harsh and unwelcoming of the other…these are the values that Russia’s liberals turn their noses up towards.

They want to be accepted as Europeans, so no wonder they preach tolerance- not of Hachi’s and other browns, mind you- no, they can’t stand those people either. Rather, they preach for a cessation of hostilities between Russia and the West.

“Why can’t our government act civilized?” they moan.

The thought that the West might have absolutely zero intentions of ever welcoming them into the European family as equals simply does not register in their minds. Nor does the fact that Russia is largely blameless in the post-Cold War world environment register either.

Their entire world-view is premised on the idea that if Putin or whoever acted with more deference to Europe, surely then they would be accepted as European and not as the great Other.

How naive.

Many hold views that would make even the Recucklican party label them as bigots and neo-nazis. But they, of course, think that they are actually progressives.

And of course, they seem unaware that Russians remain the only group of people in the West that it is absolutely OK to hate on with near-genocidal intensity.

Whether its Neo-Cons, Cold Warriors, or now- Western liberals, the great white threat of Russia is the only safe target for Western scorn and feelings of faux patriotism.

Truly, the ground is fast-disappearing under the feet of Russian liberals. They are so thoroughly discredited, that they are only trotted out from time to time on Channel 1 so that Soloviev and Zirinovsky can bellow at them about what traitors the Yabloko liberal party of the 90’s was.

I enjoy those moments.

But there is an awakening occuring in Russia. And I am thankful for every glimpse of it that I catch. The awe and respect that the masses used to have for these intellectuals is waning- noticeably so. They are growing independent of the consensus of the liberal elite and finding their own voices.

They do so independently of these old social circles. I notice it when I travel out of St. Petersburg especially. The Moscovites don’t give a shit about being more European, they’re quite content to be Russian. You can just feel the difference in the way they talk to you.

Its even more pronounced in Siberia. I was lucky to meet some local patriots in the places I visited. They couldn’t care less about impressing me, or showing me how Western they are.

They knew that Europe was killing itself. And they explicitly said so.

“Russia needs to finally be Russian.” – thats what these people told me.

Powerful words. Here are some more prophetic words by Gogol.

“‘Wait, the time will come when ye shall learn what the orthodox Russian faith is! Already the people scent it far and near. A Tsar shall arise from Russian soil, and there shall not be a power in the world which shall not submit to him!’ – Taras Bulba

Russia is a nation that is just starting reach an understanding of itself. The liberals are feeling this veritable groundswell and are getting jittery. They know that something is happening and their days are numbered. So, they try their best to cuck against Putin and hope that some Western institution invites them to come over as some Dissident a la Pussy Riot to become a propaganda piece back home.

Good riddance.

Russia is finally molting out of its artificial Peterine shell. What will happen next, its hard to say. But you can feel it. Russia is changing. Russia is evolving. Russia is coming into its own. Russia’s Liberal intelligentsia is scurrying out of the way…

And I think, the world is about to feel the arm.