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New Interview with Me Up

This is not really an interview with me – instead I am one of the interviewers. Nevertheless I had quite a bit to say about the Alt Left, since it is one of my pet notions. I have been meaning to write about Rabbit and his AltLeft site for some time now, but I never got a Round Tuit.

This is probably one of the coolest interviews I have ever done. I would really like to see this Alt Left thing take off in a similar way that the Alt Right took off. I would be so cool if we could have an Alt Left blogosphere. Hope you enjoy it and looking forward to your comments on the Alt Left in the comments section.

Robert Stark Interviews Rabbit about the Alternative Left

Robert Stark and Alt Left blogger Robert Lindsay talk to Alt Let blogger Rabbit. His moniker is based on John Updike’s Rabbit, Run, and he blogs at AltLeft.

Topics include:

Rabbit’s political journey and involvement with the Alternative Right.
How the Alternative Right tends to attract people who oppose political correctness and mass immigration but have leftwing views on economic and social issues.
How Rabbit discovered the Alternative Left from Anatoly Karlin who suggested he check out Robert Lindsay’s blog.
Rabbit’s Alt Left Manifesto.
How the real divide is not between the Right vs. Left but between Nationalists vs. Internationalists.
How the Alt Left exists in the space between Ralph Nader and Pat Buchanan (similar to Radical Centrism).
How the modern Left embraces globalization and combines neoliberal economics with political correctness.
How the Alt Left opposes laissez-faire capitalism, excessive consumerism, and free trade.
The dysgenic effects of corporate capitalism.
Why Rabbit supports soft socialism but thinks it can only work within a homogeneous society.
Why Rabbit opposes “warm body democracy” and agrees with Robert A. Heinlein that people must prove they are invested in the community to have a say in government.
How the Alt Left is pro-technology and sympathetic to Transhumanism.
Why progressive values are best preserved under Western Civilization.
How the Alt Left tends to be secular as well as tolerant or indifferent to abortion, birth control, homosexuality and prostitution.
How Rabbit is interested in modern art and culture.
How Rabbit is basically “purple pill” on gender issues, agreeing with certain Manosphere concepts while rejecting their crude machismo and blaming western women for all of society’s ills.
The Northwest Secessionist movement.
Rabbit’s interest in the Zodiac Killer.

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New Interview with Me Up

In this interview, Stark interviews Charles Lincoln and me about Los Angeles, the 1980’s, the movie Blade Runner and quite a few other things.  Hope you enjoy it!

Interview here.

Robert Stark Talks to Charles Lincoln & Robert Lindsay about LA, the 1980’s, & Blade Runner

This is a continuation of the discussion on True Stories

Topics include:

The demographic transformation of Southern California.
Robert Lindsay’s experience as a substitute teacher
Beverly Hills.
The film Fast Times at Ridgemont High set in the San Fernando Valley in the early 80’s.
The depiction of adolescent sexuality in the film.
How in the 70’s and early 80’s, hedonism existed with less materialism and higher social trust than today.
How the rise in hyper-materialism coincided with the popularity of Reagan.
How Robert Lindsay was involved with the punk scene in the 80’s.
The film Earth Girls Are Easy.
The porn industry in the San Fernando Valley.
Southern California mall culture.
How the decline of traditional mall culture symbolizes how all of society is becoming one giant mall.
How strip malls in LA are being replaced by higher density development.
The debate about density and urbanism.
Mexican culture vs. Mexican American culture in California.
The film Blade Runner, which is set in LA in 2019.
Whether Blade Runner is an accurate depiction of the future.
The genre of dystopian future films (ex. Hunger Games, V for Vendetta, Mad Max)
Neon signs of Blade Runner.
The film Her which depicts the future of LA as an eco-friendly SWPL utopia.
The decline in the quality of products.

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New Interview with Me Up

Here.

It is mostly Robert interviewing Charles about the film and topics related to it. I never saw the movie. However, I do join in from time to time. I am not really an interviewer or an interviewee. I am just sort there. Original was a 2 hour interview. Apparently they edited it down to an hour. I think I am interviewing a lot better lately. I am so much more relaxed.

Robert Stark interviews Charles Lincoln about True Stories, which is a 1986 American film that spans the genres of musical, art, and comedy, directed by and starring David Byrne of the band Talking Heads. It co-stars John Goodman, Swoosie Kurtz, and Spalding Gray. Byrne has described the film as, “A project with songs based on true stories from tabloid newspapers. It’s like 60 Minutes on acid.” Robert Lindsay also joins in on the conversation

Topics include:

The setting of the film, a small fictional town on the outskirts of Dallas, Texas that is undergoing change.
How the town in the film is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Texan independence.
Charles Lincoln’s personal connection to Dallas.
How the film shows both the Old America and the New and how that is symbolic of America in the 1980’s.
The depiction of diversity in the film.
The conspiracy theorist preacher in the film.
The depiction of crass materialism and how the culture of the 80’s was more upfront than today’s hybrid of materialism and social justice.
The marginalization of highbrow culture (ex. scene in the film depicting a janitor singing opera).
Emile Durkheim’s theory on anomie, which is the breakdown of social bonds between an individual and the community.
The music in the film by the Talking Heads.
Ronald Reagan and how Charles Lincoln opposes Reagan from a traditionalist standpoint and Robert Lindsay from a Alternative Left standpoint.
How Reagan’s credit policy encouraged suburban sprawl which is depicted in the film.

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Commenter Phil on Jewamongyou’s Site

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Phil is a new commenter, a young Black male who has been talking to me about various issues around race, race realism and possible ways forward for the Black race, which we must acknowledge has some issues. Phil’s project is to try to come up with system(s) that will reduce pathology among the Black race.

You might want to head on over there and partake in the discussion.

 

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Anatoly Karlin Discuses My Ideas on Robert Stark’s Show

Interview here.

In this interview, Karlin discusses my proposal for an Alternative Left which would be Left on economics and socially conservative or at least negotiable and sane on the Cultural Left. It would be for everyone who supports Left politics but its turned off by Identity politics and the SJW PC crowd. I would think there would be a lot of people out there who would support such a thing.

Anatoly Karlin is a blogger, thinker, and businessman in the SF Bay Area. He’s originally from Russia, spent many years in Britain, and studied at U.C. Berkeley. He blogs at The UNZ Review and DaRussophile.

Topics include:

His interest in both Neoreactionary politics and Futurism and how they compliment each other
His thoughts on the Alternative Right, the Alternative Left, and the Radical Center
Transhumanism
The four political currents in Russia today (social conservatives, neoliberals, communists, and nationalists)
Vladimir Putin as a civic nationalist and his economic policies
The 5 Types of Russian American
Misconception that Americans and Westerners have about Russia
The Soviet Parallels of Fishtown’s Middle-Aged White Male Mortality Crisis
How automation will make a basic income necessary
The Ethnic Politics of Basic Income
National Wealth and IQ and how oil and Communism explain the exceptions
Dysgenic Deutschland
The European migrant crisis and how it will be used to justify more wars in the Middle East
The Syrian conflict and Russia’s role in the region
How cousin marriage correlates with support for ISIS against Assad in Syria

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Robert Stark Interviews Robert Lindsay about the Oregon Shooter

There is a new interview with me up. Mostly about the latest mass shooting. Give it a listen and let me know what you think.

Here.

Another Incel Shoots up College, 10 Dead, 7 Wounded
4Chan Subculture and the Post on R9K Predicting the Shooting
Beta Uprising
How America’s Hyper-individualism and Atomization Leads to Mass Shootings
The Oregon School Shooter and Asperger’s
Misanthropy
Depression and Suicide
Homicidal Fantasies
Study: Males and Females Differ in How They Rate the Attractiveness of the Opposite Sex
What Is This Man Doing Wrong? ( Why hasn’t Game Worked?)

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This Site Is Like a Newspaper

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Ed writes:

Robert, I appreciate this is a big topic for you, but you keep doing these super long posts that are harder and harder to digest! Please make a few post you your own with some points!

It really is best to see this site as a newspaper or newsmagazine. I am mostly concerned with traffic now as I am finally selling some ads. Do you read every article in the New York Times? Do you read every article in a newsmagazine?

I eventually want this site to be something like that. It’s already at the point where I do not expect you to read everything that is up here. Pretend that Beyond Highbrow is the New York Times.

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Robert Stark interviews Dota about Oligarchy & National Capitalism

Dota and Bay Area Guy are former commenters at Robert Lindsay who went off to form their own site. May we spawn many more such Lindsaybabies! Many more! Forever more! I always liked Dota, even if he is more conservative than I am. You can’t expect everyone to be your political clone. Then you won’t have any friends. I don’t even know what national capitalism is. But if that’s what the Chinese are up to, I do not mind it at all actually.

I don’t really mind Paleocons. I will take a dozen Paleocons over one leftwing PC SJW. I am somewhat embarassed that American Conservative resonates with me. Nevertheless, I am not really a conservative in any way, shape or form. Even social conservatism doesn’t resonate with me in any  way, shape or form. Nor am I much on the Left anymore. Nor am I a mushy Centrist invertebrate. What am I? Alternative Left maybe?

Interview here.

Dota is a Canadian Paleoconservative of Indian origin. He blogs at Occident Invicta.
Topics include:

Dota’s article Oligarchy 101 about how 5 banks rigged the foreign exchange market
National Capitalism – A Third Alternative?
Dota’s article America’s Tainted Democracy about how South Asians are beginning to use their wealth to buy political clout
Resisting Our Cultural Marxist Elites – A Few Strategies To Consider

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New Interview with Me Up

Let me know what you think of it.

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Robert Stark Interviews Robert Lindsay about Personality Types

Topics include:

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Kevin Hannan Wrote for This Site

Wikipedia entry here.

Interesting. This man was quite famous, and incredibly enough, he wrote for my blog for some time. But he did so under a pseudonym, so I never had any idea of who he was. He used to write me from time to time to send me his new stuff. He said he was an academic who had left the US and fled to Eastern Europe.

From Wikipedia:

After resuming his research near the end of the 20th century, Hannan widely travelled in Ukraine, Poland, Russia, and the Balkans. He came to the conclusion that civic cosmopolitanism, divorced from localized ethnic values as embodied in long-lasting ethnic groups (often imagined as nations), failed people, leaving them to the anonymous and dehumanizing economic forces of supply and demand. An epitome of such a situation he saw in his native United States, which, according to him, explained a constant increase in genealogical research in the country, observed since the 1970s. In this line of thinking, a person can find one’s identity only in one’s ethnolinguistic ancestry, not in the technical rationalism of law and economy. Hence, the United States or any other settler state could never become a ‘real ethnic country’. Hannan blovated on this in Why I Left America: Reflections on History, Culture and Religion / Dlaczego wyjechałem z Ameryki, which he published under a pseudonym in 2003, fearful of possible backlash that would bar him permanently from obtaining a position at a Western university.

As a positive alternative to the de-ethnicized United States he posed the ethnic values of Poland in his My Poland: Essays on Polish Identity / Moja Polska. Eseje o polskości from 2005. He did, on occasion, make note of the failings of Polish nationalism and national statehood such as the long-lasting preservation of serfdom and the never-ending quest for ethnolinguistic purity, which led to vast ethnic cleansing in the communist period (1944–1989). He was especially critical of the relentless Polonization of Belarusians, Rusyns (Lemkos), and Ukrainians, who, in his eyes, preserved ‘real Slavic spirituality,’ as encapsulated in Greek Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity, and the liturgical language of Church Slavonic.[1]

Hannan chose Poland as his adopted homeland in preference to the Czech Republic, which he perceived as an example of an overexclusive ethnic nationalism, which led to the 1993 breakup of Czechoslovakia, producing this nation-state and another, Slovakia. He qualified any strong-Polonist sentiments by saying that ‘his Poland’ was the southern half of the country skirted by the multilingual, multiethnic, and multiconfessional Carpathians.

Hannan was a character. He absolutely hated Communism and didn’t think much of Jews either. I had a hard time publishing him because, honestly, Hannan was an anti-Semite, though not a particularly virulent one. He opposed the Jews of Poland because during and after the Communist era, Polish Jews had gone on the warpath against the Polish people and the Polish nation.

What I found fascinating was that after 1989, there were perhaps 10,000 Polish Jews left in the whole country, yet one of them owned one of Poland’s largest newspapers. Hannan absolutely hated this man, and indeed this Polish Jewish media magnate spent much of his time dragging the Polish people and their nation and identity through the mud. Hannan felt that since 1945, the Polish Jews had been waging a campaign that could be summed up as “Poles are evil.” Note the similarities to the Jewish War on Whites in the US.

Hannan was very much a traditionalist, and in his favor, I will say that he told me that he was a socialist, but he was not a Communist. I suppose his position could best be summed as a socialist nationalist. He felt that the globalized McWorld had destroyed everything of value that humans had created, and he thought that the only antidote to corporate globalized atomization was local cultures, traditions, religions and strong ethnic identities.

Hannan should not be considered a Polish nationalist. In fact, he opposed mainstream Polish nationalism which seeks to obliterate all other ethnicities and languages in Poland, saying they are all Poles speaking dialects of Polish.

The wars the Poles have waged on the Lemkos, Silesians and Kashubians have a tragic history. Most Polish linguists have been overtly politicized for a very long time. Polish textbook, in particular history books, are some of the most wildly politicized and propagandized in all of Europe. Your average Pole gets a pitiful brainwashed version of an education. Polish nationalists are ferocious, and like all ethnic nationalists, they are stupid, belligerent, ignorant and opposed to facts, science and knowledge.

Hannan opposed Polonization efforts of Belarussians, Ukrainians and Lemkos in Poland.

Hannan told me on numerous occasions that he had to write his political pieces under a pseudonym, as he felt that if he wrote under his real name, he would never be able to get a job at a US university. He hinted that he was mainly afraid that Jewish influence would keep him from getting a job due to his Jewish-critical writings.

He died in 2008. I was informed of this by a friend of his sometime after the fact. I actually liked this fellow. He was a very interesting man. I will see if I can find any of his old essays so I can republish them.

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