Pink State

O’Sullivan’s First Law states that any organization or enterprise that is not expressly right wing will become left wing over time. The law is named after British journalist and former National Review editor John O’Sullivan. This is especially ironic as O’Sullivan was forced to abandon most of his right wing positions in order to avoid being purged from National Review. Diseases are often named after a famous victim, but this is the first time the victim named his disease before he contracted it.

Red State is a website that was originally started as sort of a “conservative” alternative to the left-wing blogosphere. I put quotes there because Red State’s brand of conservatism has always been the housebroken type of stuff popular on the Bush wing of the GOP. Like a lot of so-called conservatives in the Bush years, Red State was basically just a cheering section for the Republicans. Whatever Team Bush proposed, Red State branded as “Reaganesque” and “principled conservatism”, especially if it meant killing Muslims.

That probably sounds harsh, but I’m just getting started. Serial plagiarist Ben Domenech, pen for hire Joshua Trevino and the portly proselytizer Erick Erickson saw an opportunity to promote themselves, and maybe lever their popularity with conservative voters, into the careers they thought they deserved. The whole point of Red State was to ball-gargle the establishment, hoping to turn their obsequious rumpswabbery into a Jonah Goldberg lifestyle. The three of them are emblematic of what went wrong with conservatism.

Anyway, this all came to mind because of this post on Red State that looks like it should be on the Daily Lunatic.

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) is supposed to be the sane, responsible anti-immigration group of the John Tanton-sphere. Tanton is a former Zero Population Growth activist who bankrolled anti-immigration groups like CIS and FAIR after native American birthrates dropped below replacement.

But now CIS is falling down the same Alt Right pit that Tanton for years has denied courting!

One of the leaders of the “Alt Right,” which is the successor to the White Nationalist movement, which was the successor to the American Nazi movement, is National Policy Institute chairman Richard Spencer, based in Arlington, just like American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell.

Spencer (who totally isn’t a skinhead, as he only shaves the sidesof his head), is hosting some speakers to promote his ideology, including VDARE founder Peter Brimelow, and VDARE contributor Kevin MacDonald. This is the pseudo-intellectual forefront of the alt-right, white-nationalist movement in America.

CIS being reasonable and mainstream has every reason to distance itself from the likes of these. But no: they’re promoting the works of Brimelow and MacDonald, promoting VDARE links and MacDonald’s own writing. CIS wants you to read more of the alt right. CIS is allying with the alt right as part of its extremist anti-immigration ideology.

I’ve gotten criticism in the past for calling out groups like CIS and FAIR. Defenders have held onto CIS though, hoping that Mark Krikorian would keep the group from falling into crazytown. But he has failed. CIS would rather work with the alt right, than bend on their extremist policy of banning all immigration.

And therefore conservatives must stop pretending CIS and FAIR are groups we can work with, since the last thing we need is to poison our movement with the alt right.

The fat dope who posted that nonsense is a good example of the sort of people who infiltrate the organizations that are not “expressly right wing” and turn them into left wing organizations. His primary motivation is signalling his fidelity to the One True Faith by pointing at the nearest heretic and yelling “witch.”  Fatty was probably dressed as a vagina down at the Women’s Waddle in Washington. That’s because “principled conservatism” means locking arms with liberals to oppose Trump.

Anyway, you see all the cons used by social justice warriors in that post. There’s guilt by association, the use of the transitive property to link the targeted enemy to some imagined evil and, of course, the demand that the target abandon their position or face being branded a heretic. In this case, it means the very sensible and respectable Mark Krikorian must denounce people he does not know or he and his issues are ruled out of bounds for decent people. Fatty does not have an argument to make. He just wants to curry favor with his fellow lunatics by accusing someone of heresy.

Like all of the sites in the cuck-o-sphere, Red State has seen its traffic collapse over the last year. That’s because they were never expressly conservative. They were always just to the right of the Official Left. As progressives rocketed off into identity politics, all of these guys tagged along behind them, convinced that being a little less enthusiastic for the latest liberal fads was enough to make them “conservative” and keep the good times rolling. As a result, they claim anyone not falling for their act is a Nazi.

Red State becoming Pink State is no surprise as it was never expressly right wing, rather it was just a marketing vehicle for the people who started it. All of them have moved on as the enterprise served its purpose. Now it is being overrun by rotund rodents like Neil Stevens, launching purity campaigns against everyone to their right. It’s a good lesson for those inclined to support the emerging voices out of the Dissident Right. Not all of them are in it for the right reasons so taking any of them at face value is not a good idea.

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The primary vice of cuckservatism is virtue signaling. It’s why Trump is Satan to them, because he undermines all of that. It isn’t about conserving anything or making the country great again, it’s about being morally superior to liberals and the dirt people. Even worse is that they have internalized to a large degree the Cathedral definitions of virtue, anti-racism for example.

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Right. The first problem is in accepting the premisses of the opposition. On another comment board the other day I brought up the dialog between Buckley and Gore Vidal that was used in the Goldberg book Libs’r the Real Fascists. If instead of acting the way he did and getting upset about being called a crypto-fascist, Buckley had instead shrugged and replied that sharing a stage with a guy like Charles Lindbergh would be more pleasant than having to talk to a fat faggot like Vidal, this business of shaming people like that would have began dying right then and… Read more »
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This certainly dates back to the early days of Buckley, but what was the point of it all? That being virtuous would persuade people to the conservative side? I don’t think it ever really worked, and quickly devolved into a circle jerk which then devolved into a self destruct button that the left could press at its leisure. With the nevertrump crap, what was once a self-defeating circlejerk are now the hard left’s useful idiots.

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Since I am one of the victims of the mind fuck that took place back then, I can only view it in retrospect and speculate about how things could have gone differently. I think that a lot of the problem was in the western mindset that came into being after wwii. The country had been in the thrall of the left ever since the great depression, and was just beginning to wake up to the failures of left wing rule when the war bailed out FDR’s government and then you had the gorrillions killed in the holocaust, solidifying a sort… Read more »
coyote
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yes, we can fight each other in the manner of men in a group who belong together- but kidding (often hurting – just enough to toughen each other up)- Z does this correctly. we all know who the real enemies are: let us bump heads, kick shins, pour cold water on each other, etc- then go back the war.

james wilson
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Were the Founders alive today they would with one possible exception be regarded as altright (not to mention pushing 300 years old). They held very significant differences among one another resulting in personal animosities years later. This is as it should be. It is the left that is bereft of diversity. The broad altright contains within itself the maxim that often times the opposite of a profound truth is another profound truth. The left is not so much the opposite of truth as it is the absence of it, an absence which is vigorously enforced. Man, given a choice between… Read more »
In Voice
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Ronald Reagan, whose bust is on the library shelf of every respectable cuckservative, set the tone. We can be grateful that he recognized — unlike so many public intellectuals of both left and right — that the Soviet Union was teetering on the brink of oblivion and would soon self-destruct. He had the good sense to help its demise by avoiding anything foolish in opposing it. But otherwise, Reagan was at best a rhetorical conservative with the ability to deliver a good line. What did he actually do, or at least try to do, that was genuinely conservative? Despite word… Read more »
Doug
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Pink State = Cultural Marxists Light.
Won’t be long now, pepe the dirt insurgent is making them more irrelevant by the day. There is no fate worse for closet SJW’s in conservative drag. Anyone want to make bets when these cucks come out of the closet?

coyote
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virtue signalling is the squeee of the r-selected rabbits. let the culling by the k-selected wolves begin.

p.g.t. beauregard
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how long before Glen Cuck’s The Blaze disappears.

Surely that will go down as one of the greatest unforced errors of all time.

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Glenn Beck, talk about somebody who has fallen hard into the habits of virtue signaling and his own moral superiority above all else. Every time I see him these days he’s out there shilling for the cathedral.

Dutch
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People viscerally and subconsciously decide if someone is legit in about 30 seconds or so. I watched Glenn Beck for about half a minute some years back, and that was enough for me.

Maxi Dean
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His best work was when he was still with cnn.
Then he went insane.

Severian
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Heh, “conservatives.” What have they ever conserved? On a related note, if the Alt-Right, Alt-White, Alt-Whatever ever want to be taken seriously by the kind of folks who can build an effective mass movement, they need to stop pretending to be intellectuals. Actually that’s good advice for “conservatives,” too — there is Reality, and there is Theory, and when the two conflict, Theory must yield. Otherwise, all you’re doing is rationalizing for a paycheck. There is exactly one political principle that doesn’t lead directly to totalitarianism: Equality before the law. Abandon that, and pretty soon all you’re doing is debating… Read more »
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“There is exactly one political principle that doesn’t lead directly to totalitarianism: Equality before the law. Abandon that, and pretty soon all you’re doing is debating terminology — is it a concentration camp, a labor camp, or thought reform?”

That is a brilliant formulation, and even usable in leftie company, albeit with care. I’m going to rip it off shamelessly in the future.

Severian
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All yours, my friend. Just promise me you’ll attribute it to Trotsky or somebody, just to jack with their heads. 🙂

Maxi Dean
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Add in something about rethinking the time and space continuum, and you can attribute it to Justin Trudeau.

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I was discussing this with friends the other day and added that we were returning to some insane neo – ottoman millet system where the gays dress one way and have this set of obligations, privileges, and laws; the blacks another; the whites yet another; go on down the list. Our forefathers fought and bled to stop this. Now we’re marching back to the Middle Ages at the double time. This has got to stop.

alzaebo
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During naptime, my pillow speaker whispers “I’m so glad I’m an Epsilon. I know we need Gammas, but Epsilons are better…”

FaCubeItches
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“This has got to stop.”

Problem is, that’s more than likely going to require hurting people and breaking stuff, as opposed to mere argument. Most people really, really shy away from that. The Left far less so than the Right, which probably goes a long way towards why they tend to win out more often.

Drake
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The “alt right” emerged only because conservatism was repeatedly and effectively hijacked so many times.

I guess I’m alt-right because when I say I want less government, actual borders, more liberty, etc… I actually really really mean it. I’m not just saying it so the country rubes will vote for me.

Doug
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Vox Popoli posted this a few days ago: “Glenn Reynolds has some sage advice for the Right facing an increasingly deranged Left and squadrons of SJWs resolutely doubling down: Progressives Destroyed Normalcy And Now They’re Shocked Trump Isn’t Normal. Choose the form of your Destructor. But I disagree with the thesis of this piece that people on the right should embrace civility and normalcy. Civility and normalcy are privileges that require a broad consensus. Conservatives have been utter failures at “conserving” these traits. Here’s my take: There’s an old joke about a boy who complains to his mother that his… Read more »
Nori
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Beck seems to have a dependent personality disorder. He was the lone voice of reason during his tenure at Crazed News Network,which propelled him to the nascent Fox. He was brash and funny in the early days. He’s an admitted addict,who’s transferred dependence on drugs & alcohol to his public persona, Glenn Beck,Inc,Blazing Truther. He derailed himself that moment he ran Teddy Bears to the illegals pouring into Texas. He fell right into the trap the Obama administration had set-show the sad children,and generous Americans comply with the real agenda-to seed the country with new,improved Democrat voters.

Doug
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Think of how many identify with him and there’s your answer. There are many who are deathly afraid of thinking for themselves. Something that takes personal courage and spirit. Herd or Hive?

Doug
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Not Pink. I miss Andrew. I believe he redefined everything. What a warriors heart. The cucks where as afraid of Andrew as the cultural marxists.

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Shame he was assassinated

Doug
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Yes. They thought they were eliminating an indomitable enemy, they created a legion of warriors. Look where Steve Bannon ended up, look at the Alt-Right, the revolution of the dirt people. I believe Andrew by his example helped to catalyze an entire zeitgeist. He also knew what Podesta and the rest of the vile hedonistic Clinton crime syndicate was involved in. It’s probably why Andrew is dead.

fred
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” Now it is being overrun by rotund rodents , launching purity campaigns against everyone to their right.”

Including recent new hire Patterico, who turned his own blog into an anti-Trump swamp.

Doug
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Headline: ‘The US Is No Longer A “Full Democracy” According To The Economist’. Ah, it never was a democracy to begin with. You have to read the “report” to grasp the scope of collective dichotomy here. But what is fascinating is a cuck or a progressive could have written it, and you would be hard pressed to know which did. But then, “what difference does it make at this point”, unquote. What is the best irony here, is it the headline, or is it an economist who calls a Republic a democracy, because if your a true economist the first… Read more »
Toddy Cat
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Seeing as how “The Economist” has been wrong about pretty much everything for the last thirty years, their only remaining function is as a compass pointing South. If the U.S. and the world had done the opposite of what The Economist has advocated over the last few decades, we’d be far, far ahead.

Doug
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Predicting economics is as about as valid as predicting the climate. They used to call it snake oil.
Seems like the only true economic forecasting is more theory of human activity regarding freedom and tyranny. Like the philosophical insights from Von Misses.

Member

Economics is Enron-style creative accounting for governments.

Dutch
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The Economist and the FT are the house organs of the European members of the Davos crowd. It is always interesting to keep up with the thinking of your intellectual enemies. The FT has been reduced to infusing Trump snark and hate into all of their articles, including the gardening section and restaurant reviews. Very tiresome stuff, my rather expensive sub will not be renewed. I guess the upside of seeing how things are going over there, is that they must be absolutely petrified of what is coming their way. Global man lives in mortal fear that their con job… Read more »
Doug
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It’s an eco chamber for the transnationalists.

Maxi Dean
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I refer to it as the “Ecommunist” in conversation.

Frank
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I like reading your blog for the same reason I like listening to Chris Plante while driving to work in the morning. You always make me at least smile, if not laugh out loud. This was a great example. I did get a good laugh at the insults. People do not do that enough anymore. I have always believed that one sign of a healthy work environment is that people can bust on each other regularly and everyone understands that it is in good fun and not meant to injure anyone. Anyway, it is funny that somehow I have gravitated… Read more »
George Orwell
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I’ll add this has been usually my first read of the day. And the commenters here seem to be of prudent, high quality.

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This and Vox Day are the two I follow most closely, and the only two I comment on with any frequency.

Doug
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I hope Dave of Happy Acres comes back after tmblr shut him down. He was one of my favorites daily reads, like Zman and Vox. He said in an email he was going to take a long Lent by starting early, and start up again after.

This is where I like to go, in no particular order, through the week:
http://www.zerohedge.com
http://www.drudgereport.com
http://wizardvarnish.com/wv/
https://voxday.blogspot.com
https://revisedhistory.wordpress.com
https://kakistocracyblog.wordpress.com
http://knuckledraggin.com
http://www.woodpilereport.com
http://alternative-right.blogspot.com
https://straightlinelogic.com
http://www.daybydaycartoon.com
http://www.vdare.com/articles
https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com
https://menofthewest.net
http://americandigest.org
https://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com
http://www.amerika.org
https://www.freemansperspective.com
http://thepeoplescube.com
https://infogalactic.com/info/Main_Page
https://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/
https://outlandersystemsblog.wordpress.com
http://www.westmonster.com
https://survivalblog.com
https://mountainguerrilla.wordpress.com
https://www.freemansperspective.com
https://brushbeater.wordpress.com
http://contemporarymakers.blogspot.com
https://mojavedesertpatriot.wordpress.com
https://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com
https://www.maxvelocitytactical.com
http://blog.jim.com
http://zerogate.tumblr.com
https://heartiste.wordpress.com
https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/
http://thecopperhead.blogspot.com
http://www.garynorth.com
https://www.traditionalright.com

Member

Doug, you are a prolific reader and writer. I have the strong feeling that you are a doer as well. Amazing. God bless you.

Doug
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Aw shit, I’m just a regular guy. I only truly hope we all come out better for it as people and a country with what is going on today. But thanks, that is a wonderful thing coming from you, you made my day for sure.
You guys are all wicked intelligent and learned people. It’s an honor to have a go at it with you all and reading everyones insights and civilized propriety. It’s what makes being an American a great thing. We are blessed I think.

james wilson
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I enjoyed the insults too, but we may at some point need to give some fat love to The Donald.

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Vox Day has an interesting post about a possible strategy behind Trump’s first couple of days I’m finding very encouraging.

http://voxday.blogspot.ca/2017/01/3rd-generation-politics.html

Doug
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It is sound Boydd theory. Get inside the enemies OODA Loop. Or Cashus Clay’s strategy to Joe Frasher, “I’ll hit you so many times you’ll think your surrounded” Through history of the medium of broadcast “news” the media is accustomed to the power of controlling the pace and timber of events coming out of the presidential administration. They have enjoyed a certain level of intimidation. Trump has overwhelmed them and gaslights them on a scale they are not equipped nor staffed with to even keep up with. It’s called “Git er done”, it’s called doing the job your hired to… Read more »
Dutch
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Paraphrasing Mike Tyson, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face”, seems apropos as well.

Doug
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PS, TT thats a superb observation you brought up if you don’t mind my saying so. It is incredibly germane to the subject, if for no other reason than it is redefining politics on a level unimaginable even a week ago. It is so dynamic you have to stop and re-orient your critical thinking process. I think it is safe to contend, if you see Trump as some sort of ideological political deplorable beast that must be got rid of, you represent a clear and present danger to the principles of representative process and will of the governed of republican… Read more »
Maxi Dean
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The media is getting fed “Trump Steaks” faster than they can eat them.

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Whatever Team Bush proposed, Red State branded as “Reaganesque” and “principled conservatism”, especially if it meant killing Muslims. A war of attrition is effective, but it’s obvious that’s not what Bush wanted to do, because we didn’t kill nearly enough for it to be effective. I don’t think the numbers we killed even exceeded replacement reproduction. If that was the goal, then who ever came up with it wasn’t very good at math. The war of attrition on Islam is coming, at least in Europe, if not eventually here. That’s what happens to invading armies that don’t bother to bring… Read more »
FaCubeItches
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If it’s a war of attrition, the West has real problems: it’s old, and it’s infertile. Islam is young and fertile. Attrition won’t work in our favor.

A.T. Tapman
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Nuclear weapons can easily solve that problem. They do not appear to place any great value on their lives, why should we?

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We don’t even have to resort to nukes. We have countless conventional weapons that are capable of dealing massive casualties, and they can all be delivered remotely.

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DiogenesLamp
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Hated “red state” upon first hearing of it. It foolishly confirmed the label that the Liberal Media had stuck on “conservatives” in 1992. “Red” was always the color of socialism/communism, and if you weren’t on the left, you had to be some kind of brain dead stupid to adopt that color and make it part of your name.

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