Autumn World Tour

As this show is released to the world, I am preparing for The Mencken Club conference, which is held annually here in Lagos. Unlike other events on the far far far extreme right, this is an older and more educated crowd. A good number of the attendees have advanced degrees, work in the academy and are members of AARP. Last year, the crowd was a blend of people in their 30’s and people in their 60’s, with a small number in the Generation X category. In other words, it’s mostly Boomers and Millennials.

Despite that, I had a good time last year, so I’m returning. I’d say the crowd is also divided ideologically. The older crowd is pretty much paleo-conservative, while the younger side skew alt-right. Given the condition of the alt-right these days, I doubt any of them would use that label, at least not in public. Still, the generational divide at this event is a useful proxy for what is happening in the culture. The older generation still thinks ideology is what matters, while the younger generation is drifting into identity politics.

One of the things that will be interesting to watch over the next decade is just how these sorts of events change, as the old give way to the young. The older generation prefers a model similar to an academic conference, in which you have speakers and organized social events. The younger generation seems to be less inclined to formalized meetings and more interested in the general socializing aspect. There’s also a noticeable lack of leaders in the younger generation, willing to organize these sorts of things.

Given the events of the last year, I’m interested in see who shows this year. The older crowd is less concerned with being outed as a heretic than the younger people, for obvious reasons. If you are a 30-something college professor hoping to get tenure, you need to be cautious in this age. This weekend will be a good test to see if the the endless persecution of heretics is having its intended effect. If I don’t see as many young faces this year, then we’ll know that the terror campaign working. .

This week I have the usual variety of items in the now standard format. Spreaker has the full show. I am up on Google Play now, so the Android commies can take me along when out disrespecting the country. I am on iTunes, which means the Apple Nazis can listen to me on their Hitler phones. The anarchists can catch me on iHeart Radio. YouTube also has the full podcast. Of course, there is a download link below. I’m now on Spotify, so the millennials can tune in when not sobbing over white privilege and toxic masculinity.

This Week’s Show

Contents

  • 00:00: Opening (Music)
  • 02:00: Racism In Kenya (Link)
  • 12:00: The German Right (Link)
  • 22:00: China Worries (Link) (Link)
  • 32:00: Brazil Hegemonic Masculinity (Link)
  • 42:00: Viva L’Italia (Link)
  • 52:00: Oh Canada (Link)
  • 57:00: Closing (Link) (Music)

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Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

Gracias!

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

I was working with a Singaporean Chinese, who says that each faction in the ruling party has associated PLA units. And this makes it difficult to respond militarily to external events, because sending your PLA units out of the country leaves your faction vulnerable to take over.

Xi will be forced out because he misplayed his hand with Trump, badly. Xi’s ego is threatening everyone’s rice bowl. Bad news Chinoise, we aren’t coming back. How many Americans would be very happy to block all Chinese products from being allowed in?

Dutch
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Dutch

The big Chinese question is how angry will the new middle class get when things don’t go as promised, and how brutal and effective will the crackdown be? A gigantic version of a North Korea is not off the table. The authorities have already been moving in that direction in the western provinces.

karl Mchungus
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karl Mchungus

And won’t that lead to them being competitive with the West!

Dirtnapninja
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Dirtnapninja

There has always been a powerful strain of populism in Canada. What are referred to as the “Laurentian Elites”, also known as “Central Canada” or “The East” have traditionally treated the west as a resource colony to be exploited for the benefit of Toronto and Montreal, and this had bred resentment and resistance. I have always thought that social credit ideas which were once popular in the western provinces could provide an interesting alternative for those of us who oppose the current liberal capitalist order but don’t like socialism. People need to study how the Canadian Reform Party rose from… Read more »

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

Alberta is the most US-like province, regarded as fundamentalist rednecks until the days of the oil boom brought in a surge from the decaying Maritimes and Asia. The conditions that created the Reform Party are fairly local, as their leader was a scion of a prominent AB Premier. The problem with Reform was its pro-American, rather than Pro-Commonwealth orientation. The old PC party later completed a reverse takeover of Reform.

Dirtnapninja
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Dirtnapninja

I agree with your critiques, but i think there is a great deal to be gained by studying the rise of the CRP.

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

All dissident parties suffer from the same maladies. Mainstream parties attract conformists, but dissident parties attract those with a few screws loose. And non-conforming types tend to loathe the discipline needed to gain power. And there is always either a journalist or a police/intelligence informant ready to open the fissures within the organization. Herding cats…indeed.

TimNY
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TimNY

Is there a good read somewhere on the rise of the CRP?.

De Beers Diamonds
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De Beers Diamonds

Ask Kevin Michael Grace @kmgvictoria

Member

Excellent points about Germany. I’ve often thought that Germans have a glorious culture to protect, and they should be encouraged to do so. The AfD have a steep path to climb, but their adversaries are making it much easier for them. There’s nothing like Muhammed raping your daughter to get your attention. As usual, the problem will be grappling with the German educational establishment.

TimNY
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TimNY

The 10 minute section on Germany is worth the price of admission. Readers who don’t normally listen to podcasts should take a few minutes and listen to that.

Member

The primary difference politically, between the US and Europe, and the reason why Europe is “ahead” in the development of the dissident right is that the Winner take all model is pretty much a uniquely American beast. Smaller parties- the Greens of late spring to mind, flourish on the margins in Europe because the system provides them with visibility and influence. I can’t see that happening in the US short of a complete collapse of the current Bi-Partisan dictatorship.

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

Control of the elections is a power reserved to the states, and certain states allow for popular referendums after filing a number of signatures. So a state like mine (Ohio) could ditch winner-take-all (FPTP) in favor of a German-style proportional system. But it has limits in that we elect two US Senators, and the Governor and other state executives. So minor parties would only exist in the House. British Columbia is going to vote on this soon, because the Greens hold the balance of power.

karl Mchungus
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karl Mchungus

yah, that’s how parliamentarian systems work. which we don’t have, so it’s always going to come down to having two major parties here.

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On Kenyan racism and a purported requirement during the Colonial period that blacks wear visible identification – I would not be surprised if that were true, at least in highly populated areas and in the late Colonial period. But not because of racism. From 1952 on the British were facing the bloody Mau Mau uprising which had a large inter-tribal component. Some tribes looked to the British for protection. Visible ID’s for certified friendlies would be a reasonable anti terrorist measure helpful to both the whites and the friendly blacks.

Drake
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Drake

When traveling outside of white western countries, people are refreshingly honest and sometimes hilariously open about race. I’ve seen it in the Middle East, South Asia, and the Caribbean.

Dave
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Dave

This matches my experience, particularly when I visited Egypt in 2000. Middle class Egyptians told me very plainly that they didn’t understand why Americans, meaning whites, catered to black people. One guy, very matter of factly, stated that blacks were “ABID”- Arabic for servant- created by Allah to serve. He said pandering to them would only bring trouble. Living in NYC I have encountered many recent immigrants from India and China who haven’t yet learned to censor themselves and let loose with refreshingly honest observations about blacks and even Jews. The world outside the bubble of the West is candidly… Read more »

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

Off topic: My Mom goaded me into a political conversation and I said that we are at the point where men have to pretend that women can beat men up and she said, “Yes! You have to believe that!”

I said that the current USA is more repressive than the old Soviet Union and she said, “Yes!” like it’s a good thing.

Many women have a formed an anti-white-male bond as strong as J#ws or non-whites.

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LineIn: “Many women have a formed an anti-white-male bond as strong as J#ws or non-whites.”

Yeah. It’s getting pretty hairy out there. It’s moving quick. Seems like about every 7 months things ratchet up another level. Women have always felt themselves on the same team. But now they’re a school. As in a synched-up school of fish. And they see us as the big bad sharks. Imagine if they could beat us up like in the movies. That would suck.

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

What I would give to fight a dozen (ugly femnist) women at once! It would be fun.

Kentucky Headhunter
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All women are on “Team Women” first, all the time, no exceptions.

Beachcomber
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Beachcomber

Not true. I’m not. I won’t even go to a church that allows female pastors.

Member

I wouldn’t either but you know we’re the rarity right

Member

The core of this is a result of the fact that women speak about three times as many words a day as men- 20,000 versus 6-7,000.

Men speak primarily about transaction matters: what needs to be done and how to do it.

Women speak primarily about relational matters: Who did, and did not, do what to whom.

That would be us.

For the past thirty years my basic operating principle has been that if you tell one women something, you’ve told them all.

Rod1963
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Rod1963

She doesn’t get that that oppressive system she supports can and will be turned against her in a heart beat.

When you conjure demons in your service. don’t be surprised when it turns on you one day.

Her failure is that of most feminists. They fail to see two steps ahead to understand the longer term consequences of their actions. They think “down with the patriarchy” but don’t think what’s waiting in the wings if they take down Western Civ.

John Smith
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China is a dead man walking. 15 of the world’s 20 dirtiest cities are in China. 80% of the water that comes out of the tap is unpottable. Because traditional Chinese families value males over females and practice female infanticide, two generations of men will grow up with no mates possible. And of course, their debt bomb is going to go off with gigatons more impact than ours. They have entirely uninhabited ghost cities. What the world looks like when they implode is anyone’s guess.

Chaotic Neutral
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Chaotic Neutral

I would like to attend the Mencken conference one year. Can anyone come or do you need to be invited? I want to meet derb and sailer before it’s too late. Could one get in trouble in the sense of doxxing do u think? I’m not sure I can be hurt.

Moe
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Moe

What is the FTN referred to at the beginning?

joey junger
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joey junger

Re: the AfD and the German right: some years back I was listening to Opie and Anthony and the comedian Patton Oswalt (of all people) said that the Occupy kids should take a page from the book of the Tea Partiers and at least show up to demonstrations looking like people who had to take off work to protest (and hence paid taxes) rather than costumed revelers at Mardi Gras (this is of course excepting the guys in the tricorner hats larping as Ben Franklin during Tea Party events). Google “Alice Weidel” if you haven’t seen her before. That’s what… Read more »

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That was a surprisingly funny podcast. The two crazy women writing the nonsense papers ….and Chinese racism always makes me laugh

pimpkin\'s nephew
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pimpkin\'s nephew

If you haven’t seen it, watch the film ‘Empire of Dust’ from 2011. It’s about Chinese engineers rebuilding neglected colonial-era infrastructure in Congo, and their exasperation with the locals. It’s pretty funny, given that we whites are out of all that.

Member

That was interesting. Kind of frustrating

Member

I’ll have to watch that maybe. I skipped around. Check out the part from 33:00 to 34:45. Not the stuff of your typical African love fest commercial. At the end of the scene the Chinese guy sighs and says, “it’s all so tiresome”. That line, and his expression throughout says so much about…everything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a-QpyF7rNc

Member

Please tell me Z didn’t do xirl science again. I swear sometimes I think he secretly hates us.

Alexander the Pretty Good
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Alexander the Pretty Good

This is it, Ferryman. My boomer-conservative dad asked me what the hell this alt right business is, so I sent him to your blog. I told him to give it a couple weeks, as opposed to reading one post, getting angry, and storming off. I’ll report back. I know his psychology; if he goes for HBD, he’ll at least understand the rest. But he’s from the civil rights era, so it’s going to be a tall order.

KAB
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KAB

Good point on Homo Marriage Case.
Definitely NOT Django.

lars
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lars

AIDS activism is what changed everything. Refusal to see it as divine retribution.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

god hates hemophiliacs?

lars
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lars

How did HIV get into the blood supply, McHungus?

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

irrelevant to my point.

Member

Fags.

agnon
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agnon

Fully agree with you on gay marriage. It’s a frivolous indulgence of a people overly insulated from the consequences of their actions. We’re thumbing our noses at reality, daring it to reassert itself. The China trade stuff is interesting because it’s created another opportunity for the Left to show how fully they’ve abandoned any pro-labor trade policies. A co-worker was ranting about how stupid Trump is to provoke China because they “own our debt, and we’ll be fucked if they call the loans due.” My mention of the dollar’s status as reserve currency, and that we’re not talking about credit… Read more »

Lester Fewer
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Lester Fewer

Way back when gay marriage was still on the front burner, I came across a young fellow one day who was an activist in favor. He was a polite, intelligent, well-spoken young guy. He wanted me to sign some petition and I declined; he asked me flat-out if I was against gay marriage, and if so, why? I asked him in reply, If he had to choose between gay marriage and electricity, which would he rather have? He didn’t seem to understand the question. I explained that by agitating for gay marriage, he was a) working to undermine a centuries-old… Read more »

Member

I wish Andrew Sullivan would stop by to put you blowhards in your place.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

No one blows harder than andrew…

agnon
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agnon

How about this – since the openly gay “practicing Roman Catholic” Sullivan likely doesn’t read this blog, you make the case for gay marriage.

I’m not religious and I used to think gay marriage should be legal, so I’m hardly closed-minded. Change my mind.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

Zman, do you have a special outfit (ala tom Wolfe’s white suit) you wear to public gatherings? Perhaps with a cape and walking stick? Maybe a monocle?

Member

I picture Z in a sport coat and turtleneck. Turtlenecks aren’t easy to pull off these days. Takes a certain dude. I picture him as a Dean Wormer / Jim Rockford type. I call this scene, “Zman takes Goldberg to the Woodshed.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhHqFN4K3O0

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

I can attest that Z is not very impressive to behold. He does get some credit for the beard and biceps, however.

Member

Blasphemer!

BlogDog
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BlogDog

“Bai zwo” might be a better approximation of the Chinese “white left.”

Joachim
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Joachim

OT: I want to strongly encourage everyone to watch the first two parts of this documentary investigation. It is a PBS ‘Frontline’ tier investigation and production, and based entirely on secret video and audio recordings (irrefutable) from a deep, highly, highly successful undercover informer, showing the direct links between the Israeli government, AIPAC, and a plethora of immensely wealthy and coordinated Jewish groups in this country. Their reach is from Congress, to media outlets like the Associated Press and the Washington Post, down to US universities, and synagogues, applying any and all means, legal and illegal, using highly coordinated, researched,… Read more »

Joachim
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Joachim

The documentary was made under the Al Jazeera network, to be aired LAST YEAR, but has been held off the network (until it was leaked in the last few days) because, according to the documentary’s director Clayton Swisher:

“Swisher says that several “leaders of Jewish American organisations” met with Qatar’s registered agent and lobbyist, Nick Muzin – a former aide to US Senator Ted Cruz, who supported American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – “to see if he could use his ties with the Qataris to stop the airing”.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/al-jazeera-investigation-us-israel-lobbying-not-published-why-qatar-a8257191.html

King Tut
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King Tut

In regard to same-sex marriage, the solution is simple and quick. You do not have to ban it or make it illegal. You simply have to withdraw recognition.

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

Your kind of retreat is why we are losing. Dumbass libertarian! Why don’t you save us all the trouble and slit your own throat?

King Tut
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King Tut

I am no longer a libertarian. The campaign for “gay marriage” was a campaign for legal recognition. I suggest that the simplest way to win is to deny that recognition. That is defeat for them.

Haxo Angmark
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in Lagos, Nigeria??!?

that’s where neon-Nazi Andrew Anglin is hiding out. Maybe

he’ll attend too.