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Last week, The Anti-Defamation League put out a proscription list of hate thinkers they have deemed to be a danger to the republic. In years past, they would roll out lists of old geezers from the 1960’s, but now they are going after the alt-right. They describe Richard Spencer’s thing as “the most visible extremist movement” in the country. They also listed the alt-lite as fellow travelers. The point of the list is to intimidate people into disassociating from the people on the list. The ADL is trying isolate and ostracize these people.

Ironically, it is not a lot different from what the Klan used to do in a bygone era. As is true with most things in the current crisis, the history of the Ku Klux Klan has been retconned to fit the current narrative. According the prevailing mythologies, the Klan was just like the 19th century Cossacks. Instead of riding through Jewish villages on horseback, the Klan drove through black neighborhoods in pickup trucks.They are portrayed as sort of an off-the-books secret police, run by southern political leaders.

The truth is something different. The primary role of the Klan was to keep whites in line, not blacks. Sure, the Klan would terrorize blacks on occasion, but they were mostly interested in keeping the white majority in line. A white business that did not strictly adhere to the color line, for example, could find itself in trouble with the local Klan. They did not have to resort to physical violence in most cases. The most effective weapon of the 20th century Klan was social pressure to force whites to toe the racial line.

The other important bit about the Klan that has been thrown down the memory hole is that they lost. The reason is that after a while, their moral authority eroded and therefore their ability to apply pressure on whites decreased. Think about it. The Klan has no credibility today so they have no power. That means they had real power only when the white majority took them seriously. A look at history shows that the Klan was most active when their influence was on the wane. In that regard, it was always a rearguard action.

The same logic applies to the ADL and SPLC. Within recent memory, being called out by either group would ruin a media career and certainly destroy a political career. People in outsider politics could guarantee they would remain in outsider politics if they found themselves on the ADL’s list of bad thinkers. While you could survive having private doubts about the prevailing orthodoxy on race, you could not survive even the hint of antisemitism. That’s what made the ADL and SPLC so powerful.

This list and the SPLC’s recent missteps suggest that like the Klan in the 50’s and 60’s, these groups are now waning in authority. Including guys like Gavin McInness on their list of crime thinkers is so ridiculous, the only proper response is to laugh. The Proud Boys are about as edgy and subversive as bingo night at The Villages. The only reason anyone cares about them is that McInness is a media gadfly. His “group” is really just a fan club he maintains to promote his media appearances and internet show.

Another indication that these groups and their moral authority are on the wane is the fact that the response has ranged from indifference to mockery. McInness had a meltdown on twitter, but he was the exception. Most of the alt-lite people simply ignored it, as there was very little media coverage. The alt-right people were howling with laughter, congratulating one another over having made the list. The whole point of the name and shame campaign is to actually shame people. If they are laughing, they are not feeling much shame.

There’s another connection to the Klan. These groups, especially their leaders, have gotten very rich in the skins game. Morris Dees has become super-rich peddling himself as the Hebrew Avenger. When you need to hide your money in the Cayman Islands, you have a lot of money. The skins game has been very good to groups like the ADL, just as segregation was a profitable venture for members of the Klan. The ADL is mostly playing defense now, hoping for one last payday in the skins game.

Of course, that’s where the analogy breaks down. The Klan was never able to turn their thing into a profitable enterprise. That’s mostly because they lost, but there’s not much evidence to suggest they tried to monetize their movement. The ADL and SPLC have always been money making schemes from the start. Despite the greed though, they were highly effective at changing public attitudes. At the very top of the modern hierarchy of sin is the sin of antisemitism. It’s the one unforgivable transgression.

Still, the thumbless way that groups like the ADL are responding to the Dissident Right suggests they have not just lost their way, but lost their relevance. When Progressive propaganda outlets are running features like this one about the SPLC, the writing is on the wall. The people in charge no longer respect the moral authority of these groups and their intended victims no longer fear them. Like the Klan, the ADL and SPLC can only exist as long as they are feared or respected. Neither is true now.

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Ripple
Ripple
2 years ago

Anti-black racism is a more unforgivable sin in the Progressive theology than anti-Semitism. That’s why “ni@@er” is the most horrible taboo word in the English language (except when blacks say it). Way worse than “k1ke,” or “sp1c” or “f@gg0t” for that matter.

Morris Dees the “Hebrew Avenger” is not a Jewboy and was raised Baptist. It is true that he was named, via his father Morris Sr., after a Jewish friend of his grandfather, hence having a first name that was popular among Jewish men of his generation.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
2 years ago

Still not tired of winning!

I was surprised at how fast I turned from a phile to an HBD realist once I began to question.

I’ve become rather a broken record, unfortunately. A lifetime of emotional response blinded me to the huge gaping holes in main narratives such as ‘the Holocaust’ or ‘the Slavery Paper’.

Thank gosh for the Web. Other large frauds, such as Global Warming or Wars on Terror, aren’t stampeding the herd very long anymore.

Joey Junger
Joey Junger
2 years ago

The weirdest thing about the Left’s obsession with the Klan is that, if you have even the most basic grasp of math (like third grade math) the fear-mongering about the KKK is a transparent joke. The KKK at its most powerful, back when congressmen and businessmen still held ranks like “exalted cyclops” or “grand kleagle,” maybe killed a couple hundred black people in a year. Here are the numbers for murders in ONE CITY (Chicago) for one year (thus far): “Year to Date Shot & Killed: 369 Shot & Wounded: 1744 Total Shot: 2113 Total Homicides: 397” Neither the Klan… Read more »

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  Joey Junger
2 years ago

Only about 4,200 people were lynched in the South between 1865 and 1952. Over one fourth of the lynchees were white. The reality today is that blacks commit murder at a higher rate annually than were lynched during the entire Jim Crow period. Let that settle itself into your head.

Tim Newman
2 years ago

At the very top of the modern hierarchy of sin is the sin of antisemitism. It’s the one unforgivable transgression.

The rise to prominence of Linda Sarsour might suggest that Islamaphobia has edged out antisemitism. It’s certainly headed in that direction, and in the UK it’s way ahead. See the definitions of Islamaphobia according to the Met police here.

SamlAdams
SamlAdams
Reply to  Tim Newman
2 years ago

Agree. Anti-semitism seems to be the new “in” thing. Certainly if you judge by the reports from my kids in college. It’s just cloaked under “anti-Zionism”.

Severian
Reply to  SamlAdams
2 years ago

Can confirm. They’ll give you some boilerplate about the Palestinians, of course, but it’s obvious their hearts aren’t really in it. Antisemitism is rapidly becoming the hot new hate on campus. Which makes sense, I suppose — if you’re gonna decry “privilege,” there’s no more privileged group in America.

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

I know some anti-Israel Jews. They are nutty radical egalitarians who vehemently deny that there is any difference between the races, particularly with regard to IQ. These people must have been the perfect communist apparatchiks back in the day.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Epaminondas
2 years ago

Good on Z for noting the differing factions. Israel itself is halved by socialist lunatics, with plenty of government gangsters.

Herzl’s 1870 ‘Zionism’- save your pennies to buy Jerusalem back- was replaced by Red Labor Party Socialist neo-“Zionism” in 1931, conquest by any means or mask necessary. Those masks can be either left or right- again, any means necessary. Traitors.

Calsdad
Calsdad
Reply to  Tim Newman
2 years ago

Bloody hell. If there is one thing that gets under my skin – it’s the constant screaming of “phobia!!”.

It’s either homophobia – or now it’s islamophobia.

Guess what lefties screaming about “phobias”.

I don’t have an “irrational fear”. I don’t like you. There’s a difference.

Severian
2 years ago

Man, the Trump administration is one big hoot, isn’t it? I’ve been grinning like an idiot for months. What the hell did you people think was going to happen?!? Congrats, “””Progressives,””” you’ve reduced the word “racist” and all its cognates to “I admit I just lost the argument.” Good show.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Severian
2 years ago

I’ve had a schadenchubbie for months now.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Dutch
2 years ago

Paraphrasing an exchange on Ace of Spades:

My schadenboner just became a registered FAA flight hazard.

MY schadenboner just acheived low earth orbit.

My schadenboner just became self-aware!

My shadenboner just destroyed the Death Star, and is now on a seek-and-destroy mission for Kate Upton’s Clam Canyon…

notsothoreau
notsothoreau
Reply to  Severian
2 years ago

I figured racist meant “shut up”.

Member
2 years ago

Not too sure antisemitism is an unforgivable transgression. It’s always been an element of Leftist ideology, albeit not particularly emphasized. Given the current Leftists infatuation with radical Islam, I think it’s now an “in” thing for the feral humans.

Member
2 years ago

Except antisemitism seems to be acceptable for the leftists and especially on campuses.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  davidvvv
2 years ago

People love to join a club, and the college students love to join one that is fierce and demanding and outrageous, yet doesn’t require them to actually do anything themselves. Especially ones that get the females all weepy and swoony.

D&D Dave in the Bubble
D&D Dave in the Bubble
2 years ago

I laugh when the “diversified” work area I am subjected to, has one of the group talk about white supremacists and the Klan as if this was the early 1900’s. BLM makes the Klan look like a bunch of beta male sissies today. One fellow talking about how he was in S. Carolina a few years ago and the Klan was running rampant down there. Asked how he knew this, did he see a bunch of guys running around in the sheets? He said no, he never saw anything, but you know its rampant, its just hidden. I did a… Read more »

Anonymous White Male
Anonymous White Male
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

Actually, a good percentage of members of the Klan today are informants. Its funny actually. I picture a bust of a small group of klansmen and the majority of the people holding guns and badges are infiltrators. You did not mention the difference between the Klan in Reconstruction, the 1920’s and today. The Klan in the South after 1866 was actually one of the few groups that dealt with Southern Whites’ problems. They were similar in that regard to the early mafia, in that they were local and provided protection and “justice” for those outside the power structure. It only… Read more »

Rabbi High Comma
Rabbi High Comma
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

An episode of NPR’s “This American Life” exists which is illustrative of at least one extreme tactic jews use maintain fear and group cohesion within their ranks. The episode focused on summer camps; in this instance jewish summer camp. The subject recalled an assembly where camp councilors were lecturing the campers on jewish identity and the dangers of the goyim. A man in full Klan gear rode up on horseback and snatched the interviewee from the crowd – to the screams of horror of the crowd, then rode off into the Borscht Belt woods. When out of ear shot she… Read more »

Anti-Gnostic
Anti-Gnostic
Reply to  D&D Dave in the Bubble
2 years ago

“I did a google search for Klan related crimes, found nothing and said if the Klan is running rampant down there…”

You do live in a bubble, because the search “klan related crimes in south carolina” reveals KKK operations there who are rampant in the state regarding their operations there.

D&D Dave in a bubble
D&D Dave in a bubble
Reply to  Anti-Gnostic
2 years ago

@anti-Gonstic – Outside of the Dylan Roof shooting headline at the top of the search “klan related crimes in south carolina” there is squat there. The next item on the list is “12 Horrific Crimes…..” did you bother to read the article, or are you the typical regressive low-info person who only reads the headlines and not the article? The article covered the 12 worst crimes going back to 1921 and most of them were outside S. Carolina. #3 on the list was the “Trials & Tribulations of the KKK in S.C.” which covered the years 1871-1875. The rest of… Read more »

Reply to  Anti-Gnostic
2 years ago

Okay, I’ll bite. I googled “klan related crimes in south carolina” and found pretty much nothing.

But there was this gem from two years ago: “In the last year, four hate crimes were committed in South Carolina, including the distribution of KKK leaflets in Seneca.”

That be some scary shit. Leaflets in Seneca! Enough to make the average freshwoman at Oberlin get all light headed, I’m sure.

reveals KKK operations there who are rampant in the state regarding their operations there

I take it English isn’t your native tongue?

Anti-Gnostic
Anti-Gnostic
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

The bullshit comes from you. The Reconstruction version of the KKK was in direct relation to blacks receiving the the right to vote. President Grant took them out. The 1920’s version was anti-Jew, anti-Catholic, anti-immigration, anti-alcohol. Internal problems took them out. The 1950’s version was a result of the removal of Jim Crow segregation from southern life. Furthermore, if white people in the South sought to interact with black people and were legally and socially prohibited, then there was a clear violation of freedom of association. Your hypocrisy is revealed.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Anti-Gnostic
2 years ago

I saw the SPLC magazine in a police office too. In 6 months of issues, two mentions of tiny, Islamic flavored gangs.

This at a time when alShabaa had 24 camps and had bought a defunct Boy Scout camp in Iowa; Jamaat al Fuqra had 69 training camps operating. Golly knows how many more, with 8000 Sunni mosques open by then. (2004-ish)

Eclectic Esoteric
Eclectic Esoteric
2 years ago

The klan was the domain of the democrats until they figured out it was politically incorrect and employed the hate by proxy method. Margaret Sanger was so good at it, the Nazis considered her a role model.

Rhino
Rhino
2 years ago

The alt-right is inevitable. Even Israel seems to have their own version of it.

Karl Hungus
Karl Hungus
Reply to  Rhino
2 years ago

alt-Talmud?

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  Karl Hungus
2 years ago

Alt lang syne.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Rhino
2 years ago

Jews have been at war with each other since the beginning, notably since the Great Betrayal of the Ten Tribes in 712 BC.
It’s even listed in their strategy Book.

Just like everyone else. Jewish history resembles the fallen Western Roman Europe. Their talent of camolfauge and narrative- hidden history- is what makes it interesting.

Anti-Gnostic
Anti-Gnostic
2 years ago

“The truth is something different. The primary role of the Klan was to keep whites in line, not blacks.” You were asleep in American history class. The primary role of the KKK was to purify American society through white supremacy and white nationalism. Violence was a key instrument against whites and blacks who dared to cross them. “Sure, the Klan would terrorize blacks on occasion, but they were mostly interested in keeping the white majority in line.” First, it was more than “an occasion”. Second, apparently you are opposed to freedom of association. Southern whites who preferred to deal with… Read more »

Karl Hungus
Karl Hungus
Reply to  Anti-Gnostic
2 years ago

you have made what is sometimes called a category error. consequently your comments are non sequiturs. the author was not endorsing or advocating (on behalf of) any groups, he is providing well informed analysis. you can agree or disagree with the analysis, without casting aspersions on the character of the author.

D&D Dave in a bubble
D&D Dave in a bubble
Reply to  Anti-Gnostic
2 years ago

David Duke is only relevant on a national scale when the media has to slander a Republican during Presidential election time. Otherwise nobody says or hears a peep from him other than perhaps local politics. Like the silliness of the press trying to get Trump to denounce Duke because Duke supported him for President. To simpletons, that is a sign that Trump has to be a racist because a racist supports him. If Duke had supported Hillary, it would have been treated as a nothing burger because Duke is irrelevant. Hey the Communist Party USA and other Communist political outfits… Read more »

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

If Timothy McVeigh, Dylan Roof and David Duke didn’t exist, the left would need to invent them. How many hundreds on the left have done the crimes or taken the edgy positions that these three represent in the last 20 years?

SWRichmond
SWRichmond
Reply to  Dutch
2 years ago

“If Timothy McVeigh, Dylan Roof and David Duke didn’t exist, the left would need to invent them.”

How do you know they didn’t? Never discount what can be accomplished with $Trillions of un-accounted-for dollars. I am of the opinion that damned near every reportable thing which happens in the public eye is part of a show, with a script, a plot, actors, producers and directors.

guest
guest
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

Duke has a good podcast tho.

Member
2 years ago

“The other important bit about the Klan that has been thrown down the memory hole is that they lost.”

The other thing you forgot is the unstable situation after the end of the Civil War. Government wasn’t protecting whites, so they had to protect themselves.

Epaminondas
Member
2 years ago

Honk if you are suffering from Negro Fatigue.

Karl Hungus
Karl Hungus
Reply to  Epaminondas
2 years ago

since ’67

merrell denison
merrell denison
Reply to  Epaminondas
2 years ago

Did anybody Google }Black Violence in Chicago”?

George Orwell
George Orwell
2 years ago

“The Proud Boys are about as edgy and subversive as bingo night at The Villages.”
😂🤣😜
But come on now, those Fred Perry polo shirts are dope, fam.

Brooklyn
Brooklyn
2 years ago

“Still, the thumbless way that groups like the ADL are responding to the Dissident Right suggests they have not just lost their way, but lost their relevance.” I think part of the problem is the three generation rule; first makes the money, second passes it on, third squanders it. Its also a matter of demographics. The people who are going to involve themselves in the ADL (or in ADL fundraising) are going to be more like the current head of the organization who is a former Obama administration official. That last part, “former Obama administration” is probably the most important… Read more »

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Brooklyn
2 years ago

Heh- that a Clinton tool like Obama wouldn’t overthrow his masters certainly didn’t occur to them. (-Tasked with using early software in 1991 to ‘discover’ discriminitory lending in Boston -Occasionally showed up as a guest lecturer to teach Alinsky tactics in filing race lawsuits, in Chicago -with Ayers, stole $150 million of a dead Republican’s trust money in the Annenberg Challenge minority education scam -given charge of the Arkansas Community Organizers for Reform Now, he turned a group of 30 aging hippies into a national org and personal army 300,000 strong. ‘Arkansas’ was changed into ‘American’ in ACORN- now ‘COIN’… Read more »

Sam L.
Sam L.
2 years ago

I got on the SPLC mailing list (and never donated again to the organization that gave them my name). Got off it by returning their mailer saying that I found THEM to be a hate group,

ErisGuy
ErisGuy
2 years ago

I turned myself into Obama’s Attack Watch. I didn’t even get a lousy “Certified Liar About Obama” t-shirt. Now you’re telling me it’s too late to turn myself into the SPLC for a “Certified Hater” t-shirt? Life sucks.

alt white comics
2 years ago

you are a good writer with a lot of good points, but you miss the crux of the matter–elite/establishment propaganda aimed at young white minds…that is the genesis and core of this entire multiculti, mass immigration, neoliberal regime…the child is the father of the adult….those who control the past control the future…etc…our culture was domesticated by Big Business/plutocrats/elite/establishment via a slanted anti-white version of history…it all starts there…I have yet to see you isolate this aspect of what is going on…