Portland, Oregon: street fair on Hawthorne Blvd August 28th 11AM to 5PM will include a VHEMT information booth. New feature offers fun photo opportunities. pic.twitter.com/o3kN4Iy8pG— Les Knight (@lesuknight) August 28, 2022
GoodWhites vs. BadWhites.
This distinction popped into my head at the Amren conference. It obviously isn’t how I see the world, but it is how these people see the world. Whereas I feel warmth and solidarity toward other White people who I want to see flourish for ideological reasons, these people feel cold, hostile and judgmental toward other White people. They believe most White people are the wicked outgroup … the BadWhites who are responsible for everything that is wrong in the world from systemic racism to “gun violence” to climate change to the death of Our Democracy which is “in peril” from their speech and votes.
White people are bitterly polarized. We don’t share the same identity, worldview, culture, morals or values. American politics has devolved into trench warfare with suburban yard signs separating the two camps. Millions of normies and non-Whites who are less ideological are caught in the middle between the two poles. These people can be swayed by millions of dollars of negative campaign advertising.
As Jared Taylor pointed out at the conference, there are dozens of different sects of White leftists, but the one thing that unites them from the nudists to the “trans” activists to the climate change doomers is their shared belief in antiracism. They all have a negative sense of White identity. They have a negative attitude toward their country and its traditional culture. They want to distinguish themselves and disassociate themselves from other White people who they believe suffer from various moral pathologies. They also get off on surveilling and punishing other White people who they see as morally rotten deplorables.
Anyway, this was still fresh on my mind this morning when I saw that the New York Times was promoting Les Knight who is a nudist and the founder of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement.
“PORTLAND, Ore. — For someone who wants his own species to go extinct, Les Knight is a remarkably happy-go-lucky human.
He has regularly hosted meteor shower parties with rooftop fireworks. He organized a long-running game of nude croquet in his backyard, which, it should be mentioned, is ringed by 20-foot-tall laurel hedges. Even Tucker Carlson proved no match for Mr. Knight’s ebullience. During a 2005 interview with Mr. Knight on MSNBC, Mr. Carlson criticized him for espousing “the sickest” of beliefs but then added, “You are one of the cheeriest guests we’ve ever had.”
Mr. Knight, 75, is the founder of the Voluntary Human Extinction movement, which is less a movement than a loose consortium of people who believe that the best thing humans can do to help the Earth is to stop having children. …
But it is rare to find anyone who publicly goes as far as Mr. Knight, who never had children and got a vasectomy in 1973 at the age of 25. Beyond advocating for universal access to birth control and opposing what he calls reproductive fascism, or “the lack of freedom to not procreate,” Mr. Knight says that despite our many achievements, humans are a net detriment to the Earth.
“Look what we did to this planet,” Mr. Knight said during a chat in his sunlit backyard one warm morning this fall. “We’re not a good species.” …
“People mention music and art and literature and the great things that we have done — it’s funny they don’t ever mention the bad things we’ve done,” he continued. “I don’t think the whales will miss our songs.”
During the Amren conference, I remember having a conversation with one of our readers about these people. Specifically, we were talking about the sort of GoodWhite who is into progressive causes like “saving the whales,” but who believes it is immoral to apply the same logic to his own race. Les Knight is one of these people who is on the extreme end of the spectrum of pathological altruism. He believes the human race is so awful that we should go extinct for the sake of all other species on the planet. Parasites deserve to live and flourish, but we are so evil that we have to go.
At first glance, it would seem that subjects like COVID policy, gun control, free speech on the internet, the war in Ukraine and climate change have nothing to do with White identity and antiracism. Every single one of these issues though is just a tug of war between the GoodWhites and BadWhites.
Note: Les Miles lives in Portland which is fertile ground for recruiting fellow lunatics.