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Please Don’t Be an Insufferable Ass

Are you insufferable, Bob ?

Santoculto perfectly fit this definition.

I agree that Santoculto could definitely be an insufferable ass. But he also had some nice, concise and brilliant views on a lot of things, particularly human psychology.

Recall that he is gay. Gay Politics won’t let us talk about this, but many gay men are narcissistic. That is one of the reasons they used to think it is a mental illness. No one quite knows why they are like that. If you think about the very shallow gay male scene in the US with its emphasis like good looks, youth, polymorphous perversion, out of control promiscuity, endless brief, near anonymous and loveless relationships, you can see how it would create a lot of narcissists. Of course it’s horribly homophobic to bring this up,  so I guess I will be a big fat homophobe and share this with you all right now.

The gay novelist John Rechy is profoundly narcissistic.

Novelists Jerzy Kozhinski and Philip Roth are notoriously narcissistic. Kozhinski actually made a vast phony history for himself full of many things that never happened. He didn’t get called out on it for a long time, and when he finally was, he simply denied it. His books are good, but he is a bit of a literary fraud as he plagiarized and made up lies about his life. In fact, his entire life could be accurately described as a gigantic fraud.

VS Naipaul in a recent biography comes across extremely narcissistic and it is generally agreed that he was a perfectly awful person.

Kiss frontman Gene Simmons is one of the most insufferable narcissistic asses in all rock and roll, and he has a lot of competition. He is probably one of the most hated people in rock music and for very good reason. Salvador Dali was extremely narcissistic, but he was so weird that it never bothered anyone. Pablo Picasso was a huge asshole, whether he was a narcissist I am not sure, but he probably was. He had a massive ego and treated a lot of his female models like crap. He had a habit of screwing his young female models, making babies with them and abandoning the girl. He did this over and over. He was a great painter, but a lot of people who knew him well said he was an awful human being.

Many actors are narcissistic. If you think about it all of the performing arts, especially film, lend themselves to narcissism. They attract narcissists and then the nature of being a performer on a stage of some sort in and of itself drives a lot more narcissism. If they get famous, that drives even more narcissism. At some point it is probably an endless feedback loop. My mother said all actors are narcissists and she said you have to be narcissistic to be an actor. There is an old joke where the journalist has been interviewing the actor. It has gone on for 45 minutes of the actor going and on about himself enjoying the sound of his own voice. At some point, he realizes his violation and tries to rectify it.

After 45 minutes:

“But anyway, enough about me. Let’s talk about you now. What did you think of my latest movie?”

Get it?

Am I insufferable? God no! I am not an NPD! I don’t even think I am all that narcissistic. I cannot stand pathological narcissists. The idea that I might be one of these people I hate so much pisses me off. I have a not of problems, but that ain’t one of them. Nobody calls me that. I used to get called arrogant, but I have been working on that one really hard. I have to work on that a part of the time when I am around people, but I cannot manage it pretty well by faking it and getting underneath people.

I do not have a lot of disdain for the people I meet in day to day stuff. Most of them seem like decent enough people even if I do not wish to make personal friends of them. There are some lowlife ghetto types around here who I dislike, but they deserve to be hated, and I do not waste time thinking about them anyway.

I have been called a lot of things, but insufferable is not one of them. However, people do remark that I have a big ego, that I have have some egotism, etc. I have had some complaints that I am vain, conceited, self-impressed, etc., but that is just a vibe you will get from my mind. You will not find me talking like that because I am not a braggart and a showoff and I hate people like that. If I do have some impressive accomplishment I wish to divulge, I have the art of false modesty down to a T, so I can relate things that would normally seem like bragging, but nobody gets upset because it seems like I am embarrassed or ashamed of this accomplishment of mine. It’s an act, but so what?

I do not care if people dislike the vain, conceited, self-impressed vibes I give off. As far as I am concerned, they should feel that way too! Everyone should think they’re great! Start being great today! What are you waiting for?

I hate insufferable people. They are often quite impressed with the sound of their own voices too and they can be downright soporific when they go on one of their endless narcissistic monologues. It’s all just too much, the whole thing. It’s way over the top and typically even offensive. You often want to leave the room when they are going on and on. Of course they cannot see anything wrong with their behavior and they will barely even notice if you walk out. You’re not part of the Me Show anyway. You’re the audience. Some of the audience is leaving before the performance is over. No big, this happens all the time. They have for all intents and purposes little to no insight into their behavior.

I think narcissism is a tendency a lot of us have to watch out for. Just go look at some pathological narcissists, figure out why you can’t stand them and use that as a model for how not to be. Watch yourself on a regular basis to make sure you are not falling into that lousy mindset. Narcissists suck, and a lot of people hate them for good reason. Do you want to suck? Do you want to be widely hated for being an insufferable ass? That’s terrible! I would be ashamed and embarrassed if I acted like that.

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Proposal for an American Paleo-Left Party: The American People’s Party

From Facebook, from a Russian Communist. OK guys, what do you think?

Idea for uniquely American Paleo-Left Party:

The American People’s Party

– Opposition to mass immigration calling for a 10 year moratorium on all immigration except self-produced, self funded immigration.

– Opposition to gun control.

– Opposition to all free trade deals that are bad for the worker.

– Nationalizing health care, oil, Walmart, McDonald’s, car industry, all large industries.

– End to foreign wars and opposition to imperialism, solidarity with other oppressed peoples.

– Raise minimum wage to 20 usd per hour.

– Introduction of death sentences for corruption, Ponzi schemes, and other wall Street machinations.

– Women given 3 years maternity leave with stipends for children as long as they are married to the same man during issue of stipends.

– Veterans, families and elderly get free health care and special mortgage rates.

– Police to be judged by civil jury chosen by the public when accused of excessive force.

– Opposition to modern art funded by government, opposition to LGBT culture but not homophobic or anti gay, drugs.

– Neutral on abortion and women’s rights.

– Secular party neutral on religion.

– Antiracist, welcoming all people, but strongly implied as a White working class party.

– Pro Russian, Vietnamese, Venezuelan relations.

– Support Green energy policies but only if affordable for working people.

– Moderate environmentalism.

– State-sponsored gymnasiums where people can exercise for free.

– Push for metric system.

– Opposition to the NSA data collection techniques.

– Shift burden of taxation to the rich including the state confiscating funds if need be.

– Anti-NATO.

– Neutral on Israel and Palestine conflict.

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Robert Stark, Rabbit, and Alex von Goldstein Talk about the 2nd Presidential Debate, Milo & the Alt Left

Here and clickable title below.

This is a great show with Stark, Rabbit and von Goldstein. It’s not an interview – instead it’s just them discussing various things. They discuss me a fair amount here, so obviously it’s a great interview! Yay!

The first half they are mostly talking about Trump and Hillary and the election. All three of them support Trump, but the things they attack Hillary on are absolutely correct. She does indeed represent the worst of the Right and the Left.

They go on to discuss social democracy, health care models, and Trump and Hillary on US foreign policy in Syria.

They then go on to talk about the Alt Left a lot, including Rabbit’s piece, A Proposal to Go Away which takes on the newer Alt Left entryists who have heavily taken over the movement and are moving it away from Rabbit’s and my alternating views on either White advocacy, race realism, the Jewish Question, gender realism, Pedophile Mass Hysteria or other taboo topics some of which Rabbit and I have specialized in.

Rabbit takes offense to one of the entryists saying that Rabbit’s wing does not even belong on the Alt Left at all, when Rabbit practically founded the movement! Rabbit is a bit outraged about that. He also notes that the same person said that I might be ok, while Rabbit isn’t. Rabbit points out that I am not so sweet and innocent either and that I am tainted like he is. He makes the point that the whole idea of the Alt Left was to be a Left where you could talk about all sorts of taboo topics like race and gender realism, Red Pillism, MRA’s, PUA/Game, anti-feminism, sexual orientation realism, gender identity realism, etc.

Rabbit notes that first of all, I have been writing about Left Race Realism for a very long time – up to seven years. He also notes that if you go back and look at my older stuff you will find all sorts of incendiary material on Jewish influence, my being attracted to teenage girls (no apologies folks), etc.

In discussing Ryan England’s article, Rabbit, Stark and von Goldstein all agree that they would be on the Left Wing of the Alt Right. Rabbit also notes that he likes Ryan, and I agree. I like him very much. Actually this is still probably the biggest wing at the moment and the biggest Alt Left group on Facebook is apparently a problematic Left Wing of the Alt Group. They talk about Rabbit’s article about how Milo, whoever he is, is not one of us. He’s not Alt Right for sure, and no way on Earth is he Alt Left. They then go on to discuss why Rabbit never felt at home on the Alt Right – for much the same reasons I never did either.

They also discuss Retro Futurism, New Retro Wave, Synthwave, etc. and how some on the Alt Right are adopting some of these movements. Honestly, I have no idea what these movements are at all.

Robert Stark, Rabbit, and Alex von Goldstein Talk about the 2nd Presidential Debate, Milo & the Alt Left

Trump’s debate performance far exceeded the first debate and was consistent yet combative from the beginning.
How despite that, Trump did more to solidify his base rather than appeal to undecided voters.
How Trump responded to the leaked lewd comments of his.
Trump vows to get rid of the carried interest loophole, despite his support for tax cuts for the top 1%.
WikiLeaks Dump: Hillary Dreams of ‘Open Trade and Open Borders.
Excerpts from $Hilary Clinton$’s $Wall Street Speeches$.
How Hillary Clinton represent the worst of both the left and right (corporate plutocracy, anti-worker, anti-white and male discrimination, and neoconservative foreign policy).
In contrast, Bernie Sanders proposed policies that would have benefited the working and middle classes and like Trump posed a threat to the establishment.
How the political ideal would be to combine the best aspects of Trump and Sanders (ex. Radical Centrism).
How Trump’s economic policies are not ideal, but he is going as far as he can within the limits of the GOP’s Overton Window.
Health care in the debate, how Trump focused on criticizing Obamacare but only briefly touched on his proposal to allow insurance companies to compete over state lines.
Robert’s point that in the American health care model you’re screwed if you can’t afford health care, but in the public model in England where he lived, everyone gets health care, but the quality is not the same as private hospitals in the United States.
Rabbit’s point that socialized medicine works best in small homogeneous societies but not on a large scale in the United States.
Robert’s point that the Swiss Model for Health Care is the best of the existing models, but ideally insurance should be a usury-free public utility.
Trump correctly admitted that Russia, Iran and Assad are a counter balance to ISIS and Wahhabism to the dismay of GOP foreign policy hawks.
Why there needs to be restrictions on democracy.
Rabbit’s article A Proposal To Go Away about the Alt Left and how many of the new members are saying that Rabbit isn’t Alt Left, despite his being involved much longer.
How Alt Left founder Robert Lindsay has been involved in Left Race Realism for a long time.
The article Sub Types on the Alternative Left, and how Rabbit as well as Robert and Alex fit into the Left Wing of the Alt Right.
How the Trump’s campaign, Milo, and Breitbart are bringing mainline conservatives into the Alt-Right, and the Alt-Left is attracting disaffected Bernie Sanders supporters who still hold onto a degree of Political Correctness.
Rabbit’s article Milo Inc. – Not One of Ours Either about how Milo is a mainstream capitalist conservative, is not Alt -Right, and supports importing foreign tech workers and neoconservative foreign policy.
How despite that, Milo has been useful in trolling Political Correctness.
How Rabbit’s socially liberal views and interest in futurism and modern art often make him feel out of place in the Alt-Right.
Robert’s point that the Alt-Right is adopting Retro Futurism, New Retro Wave/Synthwave, and Vaporwave  (ex. Alt-Right Synthwave Artist Xurious).
Rabbit’s response that they are attracted to the aesthetics and popular memes but still hold onto reactionary traditionalist views.

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Rabbit, “A Proposal to Go Away”

From Rabbit’s site. Rabbit is upset because the Alt Left, which he helped found while creating the first Alt Left website, seems to have been taken over by entryists who are engaging in a hostile takeover of the movement and wringing out of it much of what Rabbit and even I for that matter had envisioned. Rabbit of course is into staunch White advocacy and is in fact a White nationalist. So the original Alt Left in Rabbit’s wing really was “the left wing of the Alt Right,” which is a motto I came up with which Rabbit has adopted. You’re welcome, Rabbit. Rabbit actually is the left wing of the Alt Right. He’s never fit in over there and never will because, well, he’s not very rightwing!

I’ve always said that the worst part of the Alt Right is that word in there that says “right.” See it? See that word? Well, that’s one of the most serious problems with the Alt Right right there. And if you want to know why Rabbit split off into an Alt Left or why I did the same, there’s your answer right there. Neither Rabbit nor especially I is rightwing on much of anything. Rabbit is apparently rightwing on race, but he’s not very rightwing on much of anything else. The Alt Right is a rightwing movement. They’re conservatives. Or reactionaries. Or fascists. And for those of us on the Left, no matter that we were on the fringes of the Alt Right for various reasons, that was the real dealkiller right there. The rightwing part. Because we’re just not very rightwing.

Even where we sympathize with the Alt Right, I feel that they go too far. Needless to say, they go too far on race. I am not down with White nationalism. They go way too far on Jews. I am not willing to deport all non-Whites and Jews from this country, much less kill the Jews as quite a few Alt Rightists actually want to do. These guys are literal actual Nazis. As a man of the Left, I am never going to get into bed with any Nazis, Strasserites or otherwise. Just forget it.

On men’s rights and anti-feminism, once again they take it way too far. Most MRA’s are complete idiots, basically the mirror image of the insane feminists that they hate so much. Rabbit and I are completely down with equity feminism as one of the great liberation movements of the 1960’s. The feminist-haters are lunatics who hate all feminism, even the drive for equal rights, want to take the vote away from women and even forbid women from working and make them stay at home and bake muffins and change diapers instead. That’s so reactionary I can’t put it into words.

Yes gender feminism sucks, but so does this insane reactionary anti-feminism. The MRA’s have some excellent issues, but they are mostly screeching nutcases raising havoc about imaginary issues just like…um…Western feminists? The misogyny in the MRA movement is disgusting to me. It’s as bad as the man-hating bitches in Gender Feminism. The Alt Right wants to bring back the nuclear Leave it to Beaver family and both Rabbit and I think that is stupid. “Let’s all go back and live in the 1950’s!” Come on.

Much as I hate the Cultural Left, I am one of its children.

Many of my friends never had children. My girlfriends have had lesbian sex with other women, even to the point of lesbian affairs, and have screwed 50-75 men including a number of 3-ways. Most of my girlfriends and friends have taken drugs and have been a part of the Drug Culture for a long time. We’re not against the existence of real biological gay people. Many of my friends have lived with the opposite sex out of wedlock and had abortions. Some have been single for many years. One male friend worked in the porn industry for a while. A female friend works as a stripper at times. We love rock and roll and rock and roll culture. I love the Counterculture, the Beats, the Hippies, the punks, the goths, and I don’t even mind hipsters, though that was a bit after my time.

The Alt Right hates all of those things.

The Alt Right hates modern art of all kinds and wants to go back to classical art. Rabbit and I are big fans of most all modern art genres. Rabbit in particular is into modern architecture, including space futurism and neon. We love modern movies made by (((you know who))), which the Alt Right hates and thinks is cultural degeneracy. 

And Rabbit and I are both very turned off by the anti-Left and anti-socialist nature of the Alt Right since both of us are economic Leftists. In short, there’s not much space for him over there, and there’s even less for me. Hence the Alt Left.

I don’t really mind all of these entryists, but I can see how Rabbit thinks it is a hostile takeover. That’s because…well…it is a hostile takeover. The entryists have taken the movement and deracinated it so to speak. Deracinated it even to the point of not even wanting to talk about such things, as in my case.

A Proposal To Go Away

Some entryist, “Lord Keynes,” who seems weirdly obsessed with Post-Keynesian economics, made a post on his blog called “Proposal for an Alt Left Political Program.”  In it he makes the claim that my wing “doesn’t even belong in the Alt Left.”

Group (1) doesn’t even belong on the Alt Left at all in my view: these people belong on the Alt Right. The only exception I would make is Robert Lindsay, who seems to have some pretty controversial opinions and is extremely hostile to Cultural Leftism but at least doesn’t seem motivated by Alt Right racial hatred or White Supremacism.

This is of course bizarre, considering I was here long before him and am one of the pioneers of the AltLeft. In fact I wrote my manifesto about a year ago, so if he read it and it didn’t suit him, he is free to make up a new name for whatever *new* movement he wants to be a part of.

I’ve got news for you, I’m not going anywhere. I own AltLeft.com so to the extent anyone uses and popularizes the term, they will inevitably be driving traffic to my site where it will forever be associated with my views he finds so offensive…muahahahahah!

Second, the nerve of this entryist to basically say, “well I guess Robert Lindsay should still be a part of it.” Hello dude, Robert Lindsay is one of the originals, and yeah he has “some pretty controversial opinions.” The AltLeft has always been about race realism and things like gender realism. That’s the whole fucking point. It was for people who had a lot of left wing views but who held opinions considered too taboo or “problematic” for the mainstream.

If you use the term “controversial opinions” unironically, you aren’t AltLeft or AltRight or alt anything as far as I’m concerned. You’re right in there with the dominant ethos of the PC left. There’s nothing alternative about you, and you’re just looking to latch onto something with some new energy for your esoteric pet economic project. Robert Lindsay has been involved in left race realism for a long time. Heck, I even remember reading Lindsay’s blog like 8 years ago when it was one of the only blogs that honestly dealt with the subject of race.

It’s true that I use the tag line “the left wing of the alt right.” I do this for a number of simple reasons:

1. Lindsay frequently used it to describe himself, and I thought it was catchy. I needed a new tagline for my site. It used to say “the other red pill,” but I’ll confess something…I have always hated the movie The Matrix. I never liked it and thought the film was terrible when it came out. I don’t like much of any Sci-Fi from after the 1970’s. I think it’s basically all garbage (with a few exceptions from the 80’s and early 90’s.) So basically I’ve never been much into the pill analogy and find it cringy but have occasionally used it anyway.

2. It doesn’t matter how many issues one is left wing on (I’m socially liberal, anti-traditionalist and practically a “space communist,”) if you engage in any kind of pro-White advocacy, race realism, or gender realism…then when you have any kind of debate, people will automatically say “Dude you’re not left wing, you’re Far Right.” So by calling it the “left wing of the alt-right” there’s at least a chance I can debate them without having to hear that obligatory tedious remark. Even people like Amazing Atheist (who is basically an egalitarian free speech activist) get called racist, Neo-Nazi, far right and so forth all the time.

3. I can’t really ever be anything but a fringe outside figure in the AltRight because I’m too socially liberal for them. They have their own orthodoxy, which is clear to me whenever I visit the comment sections or forums at many of their sites. I’m not religious and don’t have any similar cultural or personal interests (I can probably count on one hand the number of right wingers I’ve known that had a positive opinion of mid-century modern architecture, minimalist art, or lo-fi music.) I don’t like any of the things they like. The only thing I have in common with them is that I’m racist and don’t care, but on that *one* issue I’m willing to ally with them all the way. Also, even though I’ve tried to get away from the AltRight, some of the respected figures still claim me as their own and haven’t disavowed me.

The AltLeft at least on this site will continue to occupy the niche for people who are pro-White but don’t fit in with the prudes, Christian neoconfederates, GOP+, and are too culturally and socially liberal to feel completely at home at places like the Daily Stormer and VNN. I don’t really have any hate for those other groups but definitely some ideological differences. Yet at this point they are the only ones bothering to fight for the interests of white people. Almost everyone else is useless and just talks about PC double standards and complains about free speech being restricted. At least the people at The Right Stuff recognize we’ll have to actually be confrontational toward people that hate us, and sometimes that means getting nasty and being assholes. Simply asking for mercy and understanding isn’t going to work.

So like I said, I’m not going anywhere. If it bothers you that I’m associated with the Alternative Left, then you can find a new label to associate yourself with. Look up at the title of this site and the URL. That is the brand you are helping to build. So thank you for that.

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Robert Stark Interviews Ann Sterzinger about “In the Sky”

Here.

Ann Sterzinger is a novelist stranded on the Alt Right for God knows what reason. Sort of a a case of, “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like that?

I think a lot of folks, especially hipster and artistic types, are drifting around the Alt Right because they think it’s like the new hip bar in town where everyone goes to be seen. The Alt Right is hip, groovy and edgy and it’s great for the Permanently lost and those with late onset adolescent rebellion. You look at a lot of these hipster early adopter trendies over there and you think, “You’re a decent person. What the Hell are doing hanging around with all these damn Nazis?”

Maybe they don’t know what they’re doing. Maybe they do. Maybe they’re on glue. Maybe they’re camped at the Lost and Found. Maybe it’s all Performance Art. Maybe who the Hell knows.

Sometimes you just have to throw up your hands, shake your head and walk away.

Ann is also part of some weird thing called the Anti-Natalism Movement.

Anyway, this chick is an excellent writer, already having a few novels under her corset. She is also very, very smart. She used to have this shy nerdy girl look which was a bit attractive except it gets lost in a crowd too easily. One of those sorta cute faces that’s always fading into the wall, you know? Now she’s fixed herself up a lot for the dating market I guess, and she looks a lot better.

She seems me one of those super-brainy, (perhaps painfully) shy, introverted young brunettes who is actually kind of hot but usually worries she is ugly and has an inferiority complex about the ditsy blonds. fearfully envies the blonds. In that case, she should have been born Jewish. She’s about 40 years old, except she wishes she was never born. Like most goodlooking youngish intellectual women, I believe she needs to go out with me. You’re welcome, honey.

In the Sky (Dans le Ciel) was written by Octave Mirbeau in France in the 1890’s. Ann Sterzinger translated the first English edition published by Hopeless Books. It’s available on Amazon.

Topics include:

How Ann discovered the book from Pierre Michel, a French literary scholar specializing in the writer Octave Mirbeau.

How Mirbeau is best known for his book Diary of a Chambermaid but In the Sky was little known outside of France.

How Mirbeau was an anarchist and a Dreyfusard.

How Mirbeau was a major influence on Louis-Ferdinand Céline who shared his misanthropic outlook.

How Céline was marginalized for his support of the Vichy Regime, however he influenced many writers such as Jack Kerouac, John Dolan, Charles Bukowski, and Michel Houellebecq.

How the book reflects Mirbeau’s outlook towards life and society.

The main character X who is a depressed, misanthropic artist based on Vincent Van Gogh who Mirbeau knew.

The Narrator who discovers X’s manifesto after his death.

How X struggles to create his artistic vision.

X’s mentor, who loses his mind.

The post-Catholic concept of expressing spirituality through art.

How X struggles with sexual and romantic frustration, and when he finally meets a girl, he dumps her because she did not live up to his romantic ideals.

How the meaning of the title In the Sky involves both where X lives on top of a mountain where you can only see sky and a metaphor for being detached from society.

Mirbeau’s view on the family and how neurosis is passed down from parents to children.

How the book combines tragedy and comedy.

Matt Forney’s review Elliot Rodger Goes to Paris.

The genre “Loser Lit.”

Ann’s article Dead David Bowie, French Nationalists, Antinatalism, and the Meaning of Life.

David Bowie’s art & legacy.

Her article The Magical Bottomless Labor Pool which connects political themes to her book NVSQVAM.

Why I’m Scared of Widows & Orphans.

Applied Dysgenics.

In Defense of Beta Females.

Ann’s upcoming science fiction dystopia novel Lyfe, which needs a publisher that specializes in science fiction.

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The Basque-Caucasian Hypothesis

I have gotten a lot of crap from my enemies for being on the Academia.edu site in the first place, but really anyone can join.

The following was posted by one of the reviewers in an Academia session by one of the leading lights of the Basque-Caucasian theory. As you can see, the mythological and multiple lines of genetic evidence are starting to pile up pretty nicely too. This is neat stuff if you are interested in the Basque-Caucasian link in addition to work going on into the remains of the Neolithic Farmers who were subsumed in the Indo-European waves. It turns out there is quite a bit left in different parts of Europe, especially in terms of Neolithic Farmer mythology.

From a discussion among academics and independent scholars on a paper on the Basque-Caucasian Theory in Historical Linguistics during a session in on Academia:

I am not a linguist but interested in the topic as it proposes a linguistic correlation between Caucasic languages and Basque, as it parallels my own current research on reconstructing European Paleolithic mythologies using ethnographic analogies constrained by on archaeogenetics and language macrofamily correlations.

Tuite (2006, 2004, 1998, 1997) has pointed out the hunter-gatherer beliefs and myth motifs shared across a ‘macro-Caucasic’ area to the Hindu Kush and into Western Europe. Basque deities Mari, Sugaar, and Ama Lurra and their associated mythologems have striking similarities to the macro-Caucasic hunter mythologies (not found in Finno-Ugric or Middle Eastern ancient mythologies.)

I am currently writing a paper identifying many examples of Southern/Western Gravettian art in Italy, Spain, southern France that appear to depict imagery only explicable by analogy to Macro-Caucasic religious myth and ritual.

With respect to mtDNA fossil genetics, three skeleton samples are from Paglicci Cave, Italy, ~25 cal BP: one is macro-N-mtDNA (homeland Caucasus/Caspian/Iran; currently highest frequencies Caucasus, Arabia), and two skeletons, RO/HV-mtDNA (homeland northern Middle East; currently highest frequencies, Basque, Syria, Gilaki, Daghestan).

During the later Magdalenian another diffusion occurs apparently by a similar route: HV4-mtDNA emerges in Belarus-Ukraine (~14±2 ka) and under Late Glacial Maximum HV4a (~13.5 ka) moves south and splits in the three refugia: southern Italy, southern Russia (HV4a1, ~10 ka), the Middle East (HV4a2, ~9 ka), and Basque area (HV4a1a, ~5 ka, suggesting full emergence of distinct Basque culture and language), (Gómez-Carballa, Olivieri et al 2012).

These studies further support the existence of a Macro-Basque-Caucasic mythological stratum as well as shared language substrate.

The cutting-edge liberal theory is that Basque (and some other odd far-flung languages) is part of the Caucasian language family. In other words, at one time, the Basques and the peoples of the Caucasus like Chechens were all one people.

What this probably represents is the ancient Neolithic farmers who covered Europe before the Indo-European invasion replaced almost all of the languages of Europe. All that is left is Basque and the peoples of the Caucasus. Everything in between got taken by IE except for some late movements by Uralic and Turkic speakers. Up in the north, the Lapp Uralic speakers are, like Basques, the last remains of the Neolithic farmers. The Sardinians also an ancient remaining group of these people, but their language has been surmounted recently by a Latinate tongue.

As it turns out, the Basques and Caucasians also share a number of cultural similarities. There are also some similar placenames. And there is some good genetic evidence connecting the Basques with the Caucasian speakers.

It’s all there, but the conservatives are balking, to put it mildly, about linking Basque with the Caucasian languages.

I have long believed in this theory.

I read a book over 20 years ago comparing Basque to the Caucasian languages and a few other distant tongues and thought the case was proved even via overkill by the book. And recent work is so super that one wonders why the conservatives are still winning. I feel that the link between Basque and the Caucasus languages is now proven to an obvious and detailed degree.

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Robert Stark Interviews Rabbit about Futurism

Here.

Great interview. Rabbit is now a regular co-host on Stark’s program, which is great because it gives the Alternative Left more publicity. Also it seems to imply that Stark himself is identifying as Alt Left! Yay! And maybe more of Stark’s guests will start identifying as Alt Left. Wow, looks like we could really start to grow a movement here. I have noticed that Stark’s guests have become more Third Positionists or even “Alt Left-like” in recent months. It’s a great trend!

Really cool interview with Rabbit. Rabbit and Stark discuss me in the last 10 minutes of the show. Rabbit says he thinks that I am afraid to take much of a stand on race because I am afraid of being called a racist. You know what? He is right! I do not want my Alt Left wing to be associated with any sort of real, hardcore racism at all. Forget it. On the other hand, race realism, cultural critique and just straight up honest talk about race is fine.

If it’s just SJW’s calling me racist, I don’t care because they call everyone racist who doesn’t buy the lunatic Cultural Left line on race. And the modern anti-racist movement can burn in Hell. That said, racism does exist and at some point, you are just being a flat out nasty, ugly racist. That sort of thing is wincingly repellent and unacceptable in my book.

Rabbit’s Alt Left wing is much bigger on race, especially being pro-White, than I am. Rabbit for all intents and purposes is some sort of a leftwing White nationalist, or at least he is not afraid to hobnob with such folks. That’s fine for him, but I am going to have to pass. I am not into primarily emphasizing race and I am not a White nationalist. If you are more into being Alt Left in a ore explicitly pro-White sense, then  maybe you want to identify with Rabbit’s wing. Sadly, he does not have a comments section.

In his favor though, I will say that I think Rabbit is a brilliant thinker and a fine writer, and he’s doing something that has needed to be done for a long time.

To me, Alt Left means more left on economics and moderate on social issues (in between the insane Cultural Left and the regressive social conservatives). However, I would still accept people who are economically left and socially conservative. That actually describes a lot of the working class right there and we need to quite turning these people off and shoving them towards the Republican Party.

Rabbit blogs at AltLeft.com

Topics include:
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti & Italian Futurism.
Marinetti’s Manifesto of Futurism.
How Futurism emphasized speed, technology, youth, and violence, and objects such as the car, the aeroplane, and the industrial city.
How Hitler’s exhibition on “degenerate art” included Marinetti and other futurists’ work.
Italian Futurism’s connection to fascism and how that led to its marginalization.
How despite that, Italian Futurism had a major influence on culture, art, and architecture, including Cubism and Art Deco.
Antonio Sant’Elia and his Futurist urban vision which inspired the films Metropolis and Blade Runner.
Constantin von Hoffmeister’s National Futurism.
Guillaume Faye’s Archeofuturism.
Transhumanism.
A Short Trip through the Long View.

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Robert Stark Interviews Ray Sawhill

Great interview. A bit too conservative for my tastes, and he is obviously very much into money and moneyed people, which is another major turnoff to me, but besides that, I found this interview very much worth listening to. Very smart guy and talks about a lot of things of relevance to this blog.

Interview here.

Ray Sawhill worked as an arts and culture reporter for Newsweek. He has also written for Salon.com and blogs at Uncouth Reflections as Paleo Retiree. He splits his time between New York and Santa Barbara.

Topics include:

How Robert and Ray both have personal connections to Santa Barbara and how the city is almost too idyllic.
Crime fiction novelist Ross Macdonald whose work captures Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara as a place with strict zoning laws that was modeled after Andalusia in Spain.
The contrast between life in Santa Barbara and New York City.
How New York City has changed in Ray’s time there in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
How cuisine is the one area that has seen increased innovation in New York.
Ray’s cameo in the film Exposed set in New York in 1983 staring Nastassja Kinski.
How films such as Exposed and Taxi Driver are documentaries for New York in that era.
The new peculiarly-shaped skyscrapers going up in New York today.
“See through buildings” where wealthy foreigners are buying up real estate in New York and leaving them empty.
How Ray is drawn to architecture because it is art you can experience and changes the world in a way that regular art doesn’t.
How most of the general public has little input and interest in architecture.
How places without zoning laws tend to lack any aesthetic value.
How the main rule in urbanism is not to do anything that harms the city.
Art Deco and how it succeeds in bringing tradition into one.
Architectural Revivalism which seeks to recreate older forms of architecture
Robert Stark’s Artwork.
Ray’s work at Newsweek as a reporters covering art, culture, literature, film, and theatre.
How Ray’s most significant interviews were with writers Philip Roth and John Updike, filmmakers Francis Coppola and Robert Altman and architect Christopher Alexander.
How conservatives tend to avoid culture and leave that domain to the Left.
English Philosopher Roger Scruton as a model for a cultured conservative.
Front Porch Anarchist Bill Kauffman.
New Urbanism.
The The Retro Cocktail and Locavore movements.
James Howard Kunstler.
Ray’s involvement with Environmentalism and Bioregional Anarchism.
How the environmental movement abandoned the overpopulation issue due to political correctness and mass immigration.
The Alternative Right.
How the real political divide is between globalism and decentralization
Cultural trends and how Ray views himself as a cultural radar.
The trend towards a focus on muscles for young men and men are more self-conscious about their bodies.
The value of pleasure and leisure.
Erotica and the debate about what’s art and what’s pornography.
Controversial nude photographer Jock Sturges, who Ray interviewed.
How society is a taking contradictory paths towards lewdness and prudishness.
Students Still Sweat, They Just Don’t Shower.
How having taste and style has become equated with homosexuality.
Young women moving to New York City because of Sex and the City.
Sex Scenes which is a raunchy, satirical audio entertainment that Ray created with his wife playwright Polly FrostCheck it out.

 

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Even Better Than #whitelivesmatter

How bout some nihilism?

#nolivesmatter

I like it already!

I came out of the punk rock movement where most of us had the attitude of, “Decline of Western Civilization? Cool! What can I do to help?”, so I’ve had a soft spot in my black heart for nihilism since my salad days.

Modern SJW culture is getting pretty damned nihilistic if you actually sit down and think about it. Who knows, maybe in 20 years, narodniks will be in style again. After all they killed the Czar, and that’s impressive.

Maybe we are already there. Nietzsche is the quintessential modernist. Who else can speak to our age? He said we were already trapped in a nihilistic black hole, and that was a hundred years ago.

Why else is Buddhism, the original nihilistic religion, so popular with hipsters these days?

What else could you call postmodernism but nihilism enshrined in the academy and intellectual? Derrida is Nietzsche updated to a new century. From there we move on to Lyotard and especially Baudrillard, and then it’s a hop and skip to Badiou and especially Brassier, the echoing voice in the darkness of the black hole of our time.

The art world was never far behind, or maybe even out in front.

Sade was scribbling in his dungeon a century before Nietzsche rocked the world.

While narodniks were throwing bombs, Turgenev and Chekhov were following them in the literature of the time.

From there we went to Dada, which is nihilistic or it is nothing at all, or perhaps it is both or neither, which all mean the same thing if you think about it.

Ayn Rand hated nihilism, which is funny considering that Objectivism is about as nihilistic as you can get. I mean come on. Religion is dead, so it obviously follows that God is too. No religion, no God. That’s not too hard to understand. Without God, there is nothing, and that is our postmodern predicament du jour. Sartre would call it a “dilemma.” It certainly creates a lot of angst. Look at all the people on psych meds.

Hilariously, the Objectivists look out at the world with their cold sociopathic dead shark eyes and call their evil ways a temple. “God may be dead, but it matters not,” they cheer. “For we have money, and in money we have more meaning than a thousand Gods!” Yeah. Let’s all go pray at the bank. Maybe they’ll give me a loan.

It’s such pitiful thinking until you realize probably half the US population are Randists. Then it becomes frightening, yet another dangerous popular delusion.

And no, money is not a substitute for meaning. All the meaning in my wallet and a $1.79 will get you a Slurpee at a 7-11.

Money is God! Surely you jest. But our Randists do not, and that’s scary. Serial killer scary.

Music was a bit late to the game, but as mentioned above, nihilism was Punk Rock’s middle name. Probably the Velvets were the incubators, and then the Pistols blew it up for the world to see. Punk is nihilistic to this day, assuming it’s not commodified yet.

Industrial, Black metal, death metal, and doom metal took the ex nihilo baton from punk and ran with it. Black Sabbath were the Velvets of metal. Metallica, Slayer, Alice in Chains, Ministry, Motorhead, Nine Inch Nails, Pantera and especially Marilyn Manson blazed a trail of destructive nothingness that rages to this moment.

Film was even later to game, but the movies always catch up to culture eventually. It’s a law, written in stone on Hollywood Boulevard. The Big Lebowski was the first step, and what is Fight Club but nihilistic? The Matrix and its sequel probably wrote the ultimate cinematic treatise on our modern disease. What’s with that hollowed out book in Thomas A. Anderson’s hand? And what’s Agent Smith ranting about anyway, or is he really just ranting about nothing?

More recently, the Joker in himself  in Dark Knight Rises is none other than the Agent of Chaos. With no love of money, he wants nothing to do with filthy lucre. He only wants to make everything burn. In the ultimate anti-Objectivist statement, he even burns a gigantic pile of money.

Most people troll on the Net, but some hardcores troll in real life. That’s called Trolling IRL. At the moment, that is exacting what Mr. Trump is doing – trolling IRL. That silly billionaire is trolling the whole damn world.

Some folks who troll IRL are harmless like Andy Kaufman, probably the finest IRL troller that ever lived.

Others who troll IRL are downright evil. I can’t help thinking that Adolf Hitler was trolling the world with his crazy philosophy. Unfortunately, this mad trolling IRL episode left 50 million bodies in its wake.

James Holmes was another evil IRL troller, though he was a mere piker next to Der Fuhrer. Nevertheless, this exemplary philosopher/man of action understood The Dark Knight movie at its essence. Hence he dressed up as the Joker and crashed a movie theater in Colorado, spraying the packed crowd with machine gun fire, trying to make the world burn in his own petty and failed way.

And our trajectory of nothingness, with all its bumps and lurches along the way, leads us here, to our modern nightmare. In the ultimate act of nihilism, a man dressed up as the Joker, the Agent of Chaos himself and raided a movie theater with a machine gun in a failed attempt to set the world aflame, in a nightmarish act of horrific violence utterly devoid of all meaning.

And here I leave you, dear reader, staring off into space, looking at nothing at all.

Have a good trip, if you can bear it.

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Robert Stark interviews Rabbit about Art, Architecture, & Culture

New Stark interview here.

Later on in the interview, I arrive to co-host the show with Stark, so there is a lot of me in this interview too.This was a long interview with two one hour segments. I linked to the first segment which focused on the politics of the Alternative Left. This hour leaves politics aside and instead focuses on art, design and architecture and in addition on the relationship between culture, economics and these three aesthetic forces. If you are into art, design or architecture, I think you will really enjoy this interview.

Rabbit is an artist, experimental musician, and blogs at AltLeft.comRobert Lindsay joins latter in on the conversation

Topics include:

How politics is driven by the culture.
How conservatives tend to focus on politics and are ineffective in creating culture.
How the Alternative Right tends to attracts more creative types than the Mainstream Right.
Why Rabbit feels that much of the Alternative Right holds backwards views towards art and culture.
Rabbit’s artistic inspiration in MinimalismCubism, Mid-Century Space Age, and Dutch Constructivism.
Danish Modern Interior Design.
Robert Stark’s artwork.
The difference between between modernism and postmodernism.
Italian Futurism.
How cultural innovation has stagnated.
How the past is the future (ex: in the mid-20th Century, the culture looked to the future instead of the past).
Vintage Las Vegas.
Skyscrapers
Whether capitalism is responsible for aesthetic decline.
How in the early to mid-20th Century there was still an innocence to capitalism and higher aesthetic standards.
Mid-Century advertisements.
Strip malls and suburban cookie-cutter houses as an example of when architecture is driven purely by profit without any aesthetic value.

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