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I’m disappointed that I wasn’t mentioned in the article.
I would say that I have written far more about this issue than anyone else in the “Alt-Right” or “White Nationalist” discursive sphere. If there is someone else who has given the implications of UBI and Andrew Yang’s candidacy for our movement more thought than we have done on this blog, then I would be happy to stand corrected, but I seriously doubt it:
“Last Month, Andrew Yang’s 2020 Presidential bid careened from out of nearly nowhere onto the 2020 Democratic debate stage in a matter of days.
Until March 4, the hashtag #YangGang had mostly been quietly floating around Twitter, only occasionally garnering a peak of just hundreds of daily mentions. But on that day it spiked into the thousands, according to metrics shared with Mother Jones, and compiled by Zach Verdin, a partner at the pro-democracy independent research collective Guardians.ai. …
Yang has also attracted a diverse and sometimes chaotic group of internet adherents. Beyond the centrist Democrats and Silicon Valley liberals Yang has wooed through traditional campaigning, he’s garnered support among white nationalists, self-described white identitarians, and white supremacists. The groups either mildly disagree with the others or outright hate them.
“Messy is an understatement,” said Louis, pointing to one 4chan thread where white supremacists and white nationalists viciously debated whether Yang’s politics had the potential to start a “white revolution.” …
First things first:
I’m not on 4chan or Discord.
Andrew Yang never solicited my support.
He came to my attention through Twitter and his appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show. Unfortunately, leftwing journos tend to be really dumb people who are high on their own supply of political correctness. Thus, they are unable to grasp that we pay very close attention to public affairs and are constantly mulling over and turning over ideas from thousands of different sources.
Tucker Carlson never asked me watch his television show. Michael Lind never asked me to read his books. I was never asked to read National Review and The American Conservative and The New York Times and Politico and Axios and dozens of other sources that I do on a daily basis, but I do it anyway because I am a highly intelligent and well educated human being who owns a vast library.
From time to time, I also read Mother Jones, Vox, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, Slate, Salon and other leftwing sites as well depending on whether these outlets have anything interesting to say or just catch my attention with clickbait. While I don’t follow their discourse as closely as that of True Conservatism™, which I enjoy watching on Twitter as well, I still pay attention.
Andrew Yang’s idea of Universal Basic Income and his message about the 4th Industrial Revolution is very interesting and landed with us at exactly the right moment. It has only recently caught my attention due to his media appearances. I’ve thought about it in the context of all the other things that I have thought about and written about on this website for years like the economics of plantation slavery and various critiques of free-market capitalism from a wide variety of different sources.
As I told Nicole Einbinder of Business Insider, “I think he has a superior vision for the country, it’s vastly superior to Donald Trump’s vision,” Griffin told INSIDER. “I strongly support universal basic income and think it’s brilliant… I think Yang has solved the white nationalist problem.” I’ve recently been joking about how I should be hired as the new chief of the SPLC to solve America’s “hate” problem as well as the lingering problem of poverty in the Deep South. That’s because I think that I can solve both of those problems simply by bouncing around some ideas with Andrew Yang.
Secure the bag, guys:
What do I mean by solving “the white nationalist problem”?
By the White Nationalist problem, I mean how do we reconcile all of these disaffected people with the “mainstream”? How do we create a White ethnostate without violence or reforming conservatism? How do we end the domination of the aging Jewish oligarchy which has been lording it over the United States, polarizing our politics and poisoning our culture, since the mid-20th century?
Scarcity won’t save us or provide a path forward. Abundance will.
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) April 10, 2019
In order to create a new social order, we have to first create a new economic order and political order. In a world in which artificial intelligence and the automation of the workforce by a slave caste of robotic workers has ended free-market capitalism, we will restore the dynamics of Slave Society and become a vastly wealthier world than we are today, and in that context we can simply redistribute all the new wealth to the people through Universal Basic Income which can be steadily raised over the course of several generations when it is pegged to scientific and technological progress.
Up with Jefferson Davis!
The triumph of Southern organic society over the Yankee individualistic mindset is at hand.
Yang’s brilliant insight is that having more money and redistributing it more equitably will solve both racial and class conflict in the long run. It will end wage slavery and global poverty in the 21st century. It will effectively end the modern world itself which has been defined by five centuries of the global expansion of free-market capitalism whether it was in the form of chattel slavery or wage slavery. By focusing on the money and how to redistribute it to human beings, we can improve the well-being of everyone and give them the economic independence to do whatever they want to in life.
What will happen when human beings have the wealth to do whatever they want to in life? They will pursue higher order goods. They will become more positive and optimistic about life. They will also seek out homogeneity by focusing on belonging, esteem and self-actualization:
Think about it: what did Southern planters do with their leisure time? They became a country of gentry with courtly manners. They were sociable men who lionized Antiquity and the Middle Ages. This is why they were so vastly superior in eloquence to Southern politicians in our own times. Their culture was based on honor (i.e., esteem) because their basic needs were provided for by slavery.
We used to conceive of ourselves as a “knightly race” of gentlemen. The Southern elite thought of itself as the Chivalry. It was slavery that made it possible.
The post-modern world of the future will “unwind” the modern world.
In order to see this, you have to think about how the rise of free-market capitalism really made and sculpted the modern world. It is what created the racial and cultural demographics of places like, say, the American South, the Caribbean, North America and South America which simply couldn’t have been created in any other way. It is the driving force that is still unsettling nations.
When everyone has enough money and has been liberated from toil by a robotic workforce, however, there will be no need for conflict. Everyone will relax and chill out. They will also resort themselves into tribes according to their own preferences. Cosmopolitan people will do their own thing. Similarly, the ethnonationalists will do their own thing as people just move to live among other likeminded people. We will unscramble miserable places with low social capital like Los Angeles, CA.
If I might use a Marxist phrase, the 4th Industrial Revolution will change the “substructure” or the economic foundation of society which will dramatically alter the “superstructure” or the current culture of Clown World that exists on top of the present dying system. The political correctness, for example, is widely resented by the vast bulk of the American population, but it is enforced by a tiny Jewish oligarchy through its disciplinary institutions like the ADL and SPLC.
There is just no way that our current legacy Jewish oligarchy inherited from the 20th century is going to survive this transition. It will lose power to its challengers as assuredly as our Southern ancestors succumbed in their time to the rise of industrial capitalism. It is an exciting possibility to think about and you can’t even see it unless you are so immersed in studying history that you are capable of seeing how dramatically a new economic paradigm will alter everything.
Now, of course, the “woke” set of leftwing journos will whine and cry and pout and stamp their feet as more and more people figure this out, but let’s not lose sight of the fact that virtually no one else in the electorate likes them or even really listens to them in the Democratic Party. At the end of the day, they’re not going to stop anyone from voting their own self interest.
Note: If you haven’t been a historicist for 15 years who constantly thinks about and sees every issue through the prism of history, you’re probably not going to understand any of this. I would love to meet the leftwing journo who knows more about these issues than I do.
Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals
Michael Allen Fox, The Accessible Hegel
G.W.F. Hegel, Elements of the Philosophy of Right
Michael Foucault, Power (The Essential Works of Foucault, 1954-1984, Vol. 3)
Stephan Palmié and Francisco A. Scarano, The Caribbean: A History of the Region and Its Peoples
Victor Bulmer-Thomas, The Economic History of the Caribbean Since the Napoleonic Wars
Victor Bulmer-Thomas, The Economic History of Latin America since Independence
Michael Lind, Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States
Ha-Joon Chang, Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective
Patrick J. Buchanan, The Great Betrayal
Review: Michael Lind’s Land of Promise
Review: Ha-Joon Chang’s Bad Samaritans
Review: Ha-Joon Chang’s Kicking Away The Ladder
Review: Pat Buchanan’s The Great Betrayal
Review: Clyde Prestowitz’s The Betrayal of American Prosperity
Review: Thomas DiLorenzo’s Hamilton’s Curse
Review: The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Agriculture and Industry (Industry)
Caribbean Project: Review: The Economic History of the Caribbean Since the Napoleonic Wars
Review: The South and America Since World War II
Review: The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Agriculture & Industry
Caribbean Project: Review: The Caribbean: A History of the Region and Its Peoples