I thought it was a good monologue.
The idea that Tucker Carlson is responsible for the Buffalo shooting is absurd. Violent accelerationists have been lashing out like this for decades. We have covered James von Brunn, Todd Vanbiber, Wade Michael Page, Anders Breivik, Glenn Miller, Dylann Roof, Thomas Mair, Robert Bowers, Brenton Tarrant, Patrick Crusius and John Earnest over the past 14 years. There have been so many of these shootings, bombings and murder-suicides that I had forgotten about a lot of them. I have been writing about vantards on this website for well over a decade now. I have seen generations of them come and go.
“Journalists” have the memory of a flea. There is nothing new about violent accelerationists. The problem is not getting worse. These meltdowns usually happen once or twice a year. The only thing that has changed is that these incidents seem to have become less frequent since El Paso and the demise of Atomwaffen. This was going on long before Tucker Carlson became famous. The Buffalo shooter Payton Gendron explicitly said that he was radicalized by the internet. It had nothing to do with Tucker Carlson. Violent accelerationists don’t believe in persuasion or politics or reforming the system and explicitly reject conservatism. They believe in using violence as a tactic to “accelerate” the collapse of the system by stoking racial polarization. They are people who are in a hurry to start the race war.
I’ve actually interacted with some of these people over the years. The one who I knew the best was Frazier Glenn Miller aka Rounder. Glenn Miller’s history in the White Nationalist movement stretched back to The Order in the 1980s and the Fort Smith Trial in 1988. I’m nearly 42-years-old now, but I first came across Glenn Miller on the internet when I was in my early twenties. Glenn Miller came across to me as a blowhard, a buffoon, an alcoholic who was an inept throwback to the bygone age of the pre-internet movement. He wrote a Declaration of War on the federal government. In the Declaration, he vowed to go down in a blaze of glory and wanted to be buried with his arm giving the Nazi salute as he ascended to Valhalla. He was arrested and testified as a state witness in the Fort Smith Trial.
Glenn Miller tried his hand at politics and ran for U.S. Senate in Missouri:
It didn’t work out.
This proved it was impossible to reform the system.
In his later years, Glenn Miller became a pen pal of Joseph Paul Franklin who was serving six life sentences and two death sentences while sitting on death row in a Missouri state prison. Franklin attempted to assassinate the pornographer Larry Flynt in 1978. He was sent to prison for attacking synagogues and assassinating interracial couples in the late 1970s. William Pierce dedicated his book Hunter to Joseph Paul Franklin. Glenn Miller was inspired by Franklin when he killed a 14-year-old White Methodist Eagle Scout and his grandfather while trying to attack a synagogue in Overland Park, KS in 2014.
The White Nationalist movement is quite diverse.
On the one hand, there are people who are concerned about changing racial demographics, the weakening of White identity and the Jewish Question and a host of other related issues, but these people believe in persuasion and reject violence as a tactic. These are people like David Duke who have always been open to engaging in politics. On the other hand, there are other people who share the same concerns about the Great Replacement, but who take a different tack and believe it is impossible to reform the system and support using violence to stoke racial polarization in order to ignite the race war. Payton Gendron makes it quite clear in his manifesto that he is an accelerationist who is working against the mainstreamers. The pro-life movement was also divided between mainstreamers and vanguardists.
Years ago, I decided that I was a cultural vanguardist. We were frozen out of mainstream politics. Turning to violence or retreating to a rural area to await the collapse of civilization was a non-starter. The only path forward was to change the culture and thaw the obstacles in the way of our entrance into politics by trashing norms and through critique. I noted that cultural change happens when 10% of the population holds an unshakeable belief and that the polls showed we were close to that threshold. The solution wasn’t dumb mainstreaming which is trying to blend in with conservatism and sneak up on the GOP through displays of optics. It was a constant, relentless critique from an outside perspective. This is what we do when we are at our best because of the ways ideas and memes circulate. Stonetoss cartoons are much more valuable than mass shootings because people laugh and open up their minds. All kinds of creators were having a lot of success doing this on YouTube which is why it was shut down.
Tucker Carlson makes a lot of great points in the monologue. Mentally ill violent accelerationists have been doing this for ages. The thing that sets them apart from normal people including those who share their concerns about the Great Replacement is their attitudes toward religion, morality and the law. It is immoral, antisocial and illegal to murder people. It is also absurdly excessive to treat people as nothing but members of their racial group. It is pathological to want to kill random people going about their business for that reason. Full stop. Besides that no one is impressed by these mass shootings but other sociopaths and it blackens the cause and creates fodder for our avowed enemies when these people lash out. Darrell Brooks and Payton Gendron were possessed by the exact same fanaticism.
The big shift is how much more marginal these people have become.
Nearly half of Republican voters and 30% of adults are concerned about the Great Replacement. This means an even larger percentage of White people are now aware of it and concerned about it. This influx of normal people will be a tremendous boost because their attitudes toward life and Christianity will leaven the worst aspects of secular and pagan White Nationalism. It will also open up mainstream politics which means that this grievance finally has an outlet for the first time in decades that doesn’t come out of the barrel of a gun with a sonnenrad and “NIGGER, HERE IS YOUR REPARATIONS” scrawled onto it.
A decade from now, we we will look back on 2020-2021 as the tipping point. It was the moment when White Nationalism began to mature and reached a new stage in its development. The cause grew out of being fringe and attracted a wider audience and less marginal adherents and began to filter into the conservative mainstream. This is true of both France and the United States. Politicians will start winning seats in state legislatures and Congress by running against the Great Replacement.
In the long arc of American history, we can trace the rise of modernism, antiracism and the liberal “mainstream” from the 1920s until the 2020s. We can see a clear peak that was reached in the 1960s and 1970s with MLK and LBJ. We can also see a crackup gaining speed through the 2000s and 2010s. White Nationalism was also very different in the 1920s. It attracted middle class White Protestants, not marginal people. White Nationalism is on a trajectory back to where it was in the 1920s when the Second Klan was at its height and it was part of the system and had achieved state power in a lot of places. This is one of the many symptoms of the death of the 20th century mainstream, but that is a story for another day.