Jason Kessler would like to debate me about White advocacy.
Specifically, the issues that he wants to debate are 1.) whether criticizing Jews should be at the forefront of White advocacy and 2.) whether White advocates should abstain from public activism. This strikes me as a weird set of issues, but I am looking forward to humoring Kessler on this next year.
As an activist, I have attended a lot of public events over the course of the last ten years. I can’t think of a single one that was about the Jewish Question. In fact, every single rally or event that I ever attended as a League of the South activist was about some other issue: Southern demographic displacement, immigration, state sovereignty, anti-communism, amnesty for illegal aliens, black crime, civil liberties, secession, protecting Southern jobs, Confederate monuments, gay marriage. We’ve also done hurricane relief in Florida, but there haven’t been any events which I have attended including Unite the Right which were about Jews. There are people who have attended these events who are aware of Jews.
It seems that Jason Kessler would rather have us not talk about Jews. He seems irritated by the fact that I noted that the ADL was suing the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers over January 6th on the basis of another Charlottesville-style conspiracy theory. Paul Weiss, the same New York law firm which sued Kessler over Charlottesville, is behind the lawsuit to hold the far right “accountable.” The ADL also financed the Charlottesville lawsuit. Neither the Proud Boys or the Oath Keepers are known for their focus on Jews and January 6th had nothing to do with Jews. According to the Jewish power structure in this country though, January 6th was also about them. It was an “insurrection” that was about “white supremacy.”
Even if we ignored or tried to appease the elephant in the room, the Jews aren’t going to ignore us and leave us alone. This can be seen in their effort to censor and crush Donald Trump. It can be seen in their effort to censor Tucker Carlson and Gab. It can be seen in the ADL’s lawsuit against the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers. The Jews are out to destroy anyone who they deem to be “far right” or “far right-adjacent.” Sadly, it is unavoidable that this includes pretty much anyone who can be associated with the Populist Right. Stefan Molyneux was destroyed for being a “gateway” to the Alt-Right.
What would Jason have us do? Hush people who talk about Jewish power and influence? There are too many people who are aware of the problem now. More people are learning about it as they migrate from Twitter and Facebook to sites like Gab and Telegram. Jews have tried to crush Donald Trump and his supporters and free speech both on the internet and on cable television. They have become much more aggressive in throwing their weight around. The ADL’s lawsuit against the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers is the latest example of this trend. The organization has become much more partisan and polarizing under Jonathan Greenblatt. As a result, the taboo on the Jewish Question is steadily eroding with support for OUR GREATEST ALLY dropping among Republicans under the age of 40 years old. Tucker Carlson has successfully rebuffed the ADL’s censorship campaign against him. Even Trump came out and said the other day that leftwing Jews don’t love Israel. They care about other issues like censorship.
The impression that I got from watching the Sines vs. Kessler trial in November was that Jews made the Unite the Right rally, which was about Confederate monuments and civil liberties in Charlottesville, into another event that was about themselves. Roberta Kaplan wore a Star of David necklace throughout the show trial. Deborah Lipstadt testified as an expert witness about the Holocaust. The defendants were repeatedly asked about their views of Jews. There was relatively little interest in the Confederate monuments. Ultimately, Jason Kessler came out of the ordeal owing $700,000 in punitive damages. The plaintiffs have been making the rounds on cable television over the past month boasting about their triumph and their plans to use civil litigation as a tool to suppress the Populist Right more broadly.
The Jewish Question is taking longer than other issues we talk about to go mainstream, but it is slowly but surely happening. Given the actions of the ADL and people like Roberta Kaplan, I don’t see the issue remaining taboo for much longer because too many people are being targeted for harassment and there is less and less upside to playing it safe and ignoring the issue due to the censorship. Everyone knows who is behind the censorship and the assault on free speech and civil liberties in America.
As for public activism, it has never gone away. There has just been a turn away from the sort of dumb Alt-Lite inspired activism that we were doing in 2017. No one wants to show up for college tours to “trigger the libs” or attend volatile public rallies like the ones in Berkeley and Portland or Unite the Right or Unite the Right 2 anymore. No one wants to travel to these shitlib cities like Charlottesville to defend liberal norms or engage in pointless standoffs with Antifa and end up in exhausting legal battles. The movement learned a lot of hard lessons in Charlottesville and activism has evolved as a result. This is why no one in our circles ended up on trial like Kyle Rittenhouse or in the DC gulag with the January 6th defendants.
There are no more volatile public events where anyone can show up with their own agenda. There are no more media spectacles with “journalists” and “extremism researchers” and Antifa tagging along. There are no more people organizing on unsecure platforms like Facebook. There are no more bizarre Neo-Nazi rallies. The movement isn’t focused on traveling to shitlib cities (Berkeley, Portland, Charlottesville, etc.) to own the libs. The eceleb narcissists who want to become famous have lost their foot soldiers.
Insofar as we engage in public activism, it should be low cost and a net benefit, not a detriment, to our cause. It should also be more mindful of political realities like the political climate inside shitlib cities like Charlottesville. Public activism should also have clear goals. If the goal is just to meet up with likeminded people on the internet and get drunk on a weekend and have a good time, why does that have to be attached to a public spectacle like the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville? If our goal is to raise awareness about some issue, does being in the public spotlight advance or hinder that objective?
Over the past few years, we have learned that being loud and obnoxious and in the public spotlight wasn’t a tactic that was advancing our strategic goals. It was weakening us. It is better for us for our enemies to have the public spotlight all to themselves. In the last two years, secession has gone mainstream. The term “anti-White” has gone mainstream. The Great Replacement has gone mainstream. Antifa have become utterly toxic across the entire Right. We’ve gained a lot of ground, but there also hasn’t been any chaotic rallies like the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. Could we have asked for more?
The work that needs to be done isn’t glamorous. Instead of a traveling circus making a big splash in the national press in a shitlib college town where we aren’t wanted, we need to be quietly organizing local affinity groups and networking. These little groups can do all kinds of things in their area at zero cost without announcing it on the internet to the national press. We need to be vetting people and organizing on secure encrypted apps and platforms which cannot be disrupted. Jair Bolsonaro blazed his path to the presidency in Brazil through private WhatsApp groups where news was shared without censorship.
I’m immensely proud of the work that I did as a League of the South activist between 2012 and 2016. By stepping off the internet and into the public realm, I found a wife and lots of other people who share my views and who will be friends for life. We were ahead of our time in pushing issues like secession and Southern demographic replacement into the mainstream. In retrospect, we were slow to appreciate how much more radicalized the country had become after Trump was elected president.
Looking back on the events of 2017, I would have done a lot of things differently. I realize now that our people are concentrated in rural areas, small towns, small cities and working class and middle class suburbs. We’re also safe in these places where we live, but not in places like Charlottesville. We should have steered clear of the Alt-Right and focused on quietly finding likeminded people and organizing in these places. The vast majority of people who came to Unite the Right just wanted to meet up with likeminded people and have a good time. They didn’t care about the local issues.
I could just walk outside right now and stand next to the highway with signs like “Let’s Go Brandon” and “Joe Biden Hates White People.” This would be a better and far more productive and less expensive use of my time than traveling to a place like Charlottesville, VA to hang out with Luke O’Brien, Christopher Mathias and Socialist Dog Mom. Would Antifa be able to stop me from doing this? Would “extremism researchers” and “journalists” even know that I had done this? Why don’t more people do this?
We’ve suffered from a type of double consciousness over the past few years. We believe liberalism is ruining the White race, but we go to places like Charlottesville to champion liberal norms with the ACLU. We criticize conservatives, but adopt their tactics of playing the victim on college campuses. We don’t trust the system, but we trusted the police and courts in Charlottesville with our security. We hate the media, but we court the attention of “journalists” like Elle Reeve. We believe the country is falling apart, but we go to these shitlib enclaves like Berkeley, Portland and Charlottesville which would come out on other side of a National Divorce. We call ourselves the “Dissident Right,” but don’t act like actual dissidents. Jason has been financially crushed by Jewish activist lawfare, but doesn’t want to discuss the Jewish Question!
Do we believe our own bullshit? If so, we should act like it. We should learn from our previous mistakes and not make them again. We can do a lot better.