The Right-Wing Coffeehouse

Last week Keith Woods posted on his Twitter a video montage of a guy going about his daily routine somewhere in America. Woods captioned the video with “One of the most disturbing videos I’ve ever watched.” What followed was a chain of thousands of comments back and forth, either trying to explain what Woods meant by that tweet or why he missed the point of the video. The video is worth watching and the comments are worth reading to get a sense of the debate.

The video itself was posted by the guy you see in it, and it turns out that he is a reasonably successful man. He has an advanced degree and a nice job. He is obviously doing well in the material sense. He is also married to a professional woman, and they are expecting their first child. Reportedly he posted the video without thinking much about how people would react. As is often the case with “viral” content, this one is about the people reacting to it, not the content.

The first thing it reveals is there is a segment of the on-line right that looks at normal life as something to be avoided. For Woods and many of his fans, a life like the man in the video enjoys is a nightmare. The reason for it is they see his life as having been reduced to material goods. He is not “living” in any meaningful way. He labors in a tedious job inside a sterile office in order to pay for things that are as sterile as the life he lives in order to obtain those things.

For this side of the on-line right, the point of life is not material prosperity, but something else that they are never very good at explaining. Keith Woods is not a hardy guy who is going to go off on dangerous adventures. He is not signing up to be a soldier of fortune or sail the seas as a merchant marine. In all probability his life is as routine and boring as the man in the video. Yet, he thinks that life should be about more than material comforts and should have a higher purpose.

Romanticism like this is associated with the people we call the left, but there has always been a strain of it on the right. This is especially true in Europe, where the terms left and right used to mean more than tomorrow and yesterday. In America, the people we call the right have always embraced the sterility of material existence. The point of life is to get a good job, work yourself to death to buy stuff and then die before you become a financial burden on the next generation.

Note that Woods was not universally denounced for his post. There was another divide in the responses and that was the age divide. His younger fans were right there with him in condemning the traditional definition of success, while the old guys like Matt Walsh were baffled by the response. From his point of view, the old American right’s point of view, the video guy is living the best life. It is impossible for Walsh to grasp why people like Woods reacted negatively to the video.

No doubt hoping to benefit from the debate on Twitter, Nick Fuentes posted this video of himself mocking people with jobs. Unlike the Keith Woods reaction, Fuentes is crude and self-indulgent, but the point of view is the same. He is rejecting what most people would consider a normal and happy life. It is important to him that the world knows he rejects the conventional life. His critique of women, heterosexuality and marriage all come from the same rejection of the conventional.

This new romanticism is not entirely new with the Zoomers. Richard Spencer should probably get credit for introducing this to the alt-right. Much of his appeal was to the sorts of young men who suspected that the middle-class suburban life they have always known was missing something important. Spencer was never able to explain what was missing, but he was able to tap into this longing in order to make himself a cultural phenomenon for a brief time.

The superficiality of this new form of romanticism is what gives it the coffee house radicalism vibe. By any reasonable standard, Richard Spencer lived a boring life, even when he was at his peak fame. Other than a few publicity stunts, he spent his days drinking and playing on the internet. The next generation of online romantics does even less living in the romantic sense. Woods and Fuentes, for example, are teetotalers who primarily exist as avatars online.

Even so, there does seem to be a change among the young right-wing with regards to their view of what constitutes a good life. Read the comments to that Fuentes video and they are more slobbering than normal. The new counterculture forming up is on the right and it is exclusively male. Having been raised online, they want nothing to do with the mundane life that makes the physical world possible. They may not know what they want, but they do not want what is on offer.


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Vinnyvette
Vinnyvette
2 months ago

To some extent, the young right is not wrong about the go to college / professional man / get married two kids in a McMansion / divorce woman gets cash and prizes life. Not because there is something wrong with it. Because it has now become nearly impossible to reach. 90% of women are not “marriageable.” The debt load / investment / career payoff for college ratio is not a wise investment any longer as it was for boomers – gen X. The paying” jobs aren’t there anymore. The other part of the equation is the millennial / gen Z… Read more »

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TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Vinnyvette
2 months ago

It is statistically proven that people with college degrees out earn those who don’t have one. For every plumber and welder making six figures, there are 100 people doing menial jobs the rest of their lives. College isn’t for everybody, and don’t go into a lot of debt to get a college degree, but if you have the ability to do that, you’re short changing yourself by not getting one. The other thing about college is that like much else in life, it’s more of an issue of discipline and being able to get the job done then it is… Read more »

Vinnyvette
Vinnyvette
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

The debt to future payoff isn’t there anymore. HB1 hires, “white men need not apply” etc… And when we went to college there wasn’t any anti white man hate. College is now a leftist indoctrination mill only and a grift for the colleges coffers.
Completely different world.

Spingerah
Spingerah
Reply to  Vinnyvette
2 months ago

I dunno, I’m an old bastard now never did college. My three sons are doing better than I ever did at any age. & my daughter is doing fine too. But they had parents that rode them, pushed them and gave them a kick when needed. Because we loved them and wanted better for them than we had. Namby pamby is just lies I know a hell of a lot of kids don’t have that. But I do also know some that seem to understsnd there is no free lunch in life and are still.puting one foot in front of… Read more »

Bruno the Arrogant
Bruno the Arrogant
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

While it’s true that statistically college graduates earn more than non-graduates, I’m not sure this is a case of correlation indicating causation. Getting a degree requires at least some degree of brains and motivation, so it could simply be that smart and motivated people tend to do alright for themselves. My anecdotal observation among my peer group has been that the smarter ones typically made similar salaries, regardless of academic credentials.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Bruno the Arrogant
2 months ago

The confounding problem, of course, is that a very high percentage of jobs outside the trades require a college degree. Thus, unless you land a well-paying job in the trades, you have excluded yourself from a massive tranche of positions by not possessing a degree.

Now I take a backseat to no one in my abomination of academia, but until employers devise another winnowing device, academia pretty much has the workforce by the balls. And I suspect this is by design.

Rando
Rando
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 months ago

The problem with college is young people don’t usually have a clear picture in their minds about what kind of job they want to get. And even if they do, they have unrealistic expectations regarding the future prospects of their career path. Most of these degrees are terrible at preparing them for a career even if it is in STEM. So they go into massive debt without a clear path to get out of it. There are some ways to save money though. For one, if you’re lucky and live near suitable institutions, just keep living with the parents and… Read more »

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Rando
2 months ago

College was never intended to be a jobs program for everyone. Traditionally, only the top students attended school beyond high school. In the US in 1930, this was 12%. After WWII and the GI bill, it rose to 30%, which is absurd. Half of the world’s greatest inventors and discoverers never went to college; they were curious men who had been educated by tutors and who had sufficient wealth to study and experiment with whatever they wished. At least 60% of ‘college’ today is remedial work and de facto 13th grade. The entire concept of a ‘liberal arts’ degree was… Read more »

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  3g4me
2 months ago

3g4me: “At least 60% of ‘college’ today is remedial work and de facto 13th grade.” I can’t find anywhere else in Z’s kkk0mmentarium today to make the following point, but tagging along behind 3g4me seems as good a place as any, so here goes… My gut instinct is that when it comes to questions of educability & employability in Klownworld Hellscape, personality is just about infinitely more important than is intelligence. Trying to get an active aggressive White man [say, a Tom Brady] to act like a passive aggressive White man [say, a Mitch McConnell] is like trying to get oil… Read more »

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Bourbon
2 months ago

Sooo… Nope. Not following you.

Since the Mitches will destroy the Toms, give up? Screw up as many good white women as you can on your way?

What exactly is the point?

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

Steve: “What exactly is the point?” The problem for young White men [of a dissident bent] is not the presence nor the absence of intelligence. The problem is their capacity for masculinity and Active Aggression. EVERYONE who is associated with making offers to new hires nowadays [be it in gubmint or healthcare or edumakashun or the corporate world] everyone who is associated with making offers to new hires nowadays has a viciously brutally Passive Aggressive personality. And Passive Aggressives can sniff out Active Aggression from a mile away. The problem for young White men of high intelligence in Klownworld Hellscape… Read more »

Vinnyvette
Vinnyvette
Reply to  Bourbon
2 months ago

Right on brother! Betas don’t want to hire alphas.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  3g4me
2 months ago

Don’t think 3g4me is correct? My university recently released the stat’s on incoming students—40% taking remedial courses Freshman year! When I applied to my first university, there were no “remedial” courses. If you were not at admission level—indicated by HS coursework and SAT/ACT, you had to go elsewhere. Community colleges were often recommended. You could fulfill your “deficiencies” there and reapply, albeit HS’s in my day were pretty good compared to today.

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Steve
Steve
Reply to  Compsci
2 months ago

Oh, I believe it. My daughter made enough tutoring college kids that she could have paid her own tuition. We didn’t do it, but she has enough saved up to more than avoid private mortgage insurance, if she chooses to.

Ganderson
Ganderson
Reply to  Compsci
2 months ago

I started college at a Midwestern BSU in the fall of 1972. There were already remedial courses back then; mostly for athletes, Negroes, (big overlap with athletes) and feather Indians.

Hi-ya!
Hi-ya!
Reply to  3g4me
2 months ago

 “In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to teaching Remedial English in college.”

Ganderson
Ganderson
Reply to  3g4me
2 months ago

In addition to keeping returning servicemen out of the work force (4 years to flatten the curve😀), the GI Bill was intended to identify smart young people who might benefit from a college education, young men, mostly, who might not have otherwise have gone to college. Guys like my dad, who got his accounting degree 15 years after he graduated from HS. Of course we then jumped to the conclusion that everybody should go to college… as bad an idea as is out there.

Spingerah
Spingerah
Reply to  Rando
2 months ago

Exactly Very Well said thank you!

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 months ago

Ostei, one observation—which I believe you implied, but others may miss. The requirement for degree to have a good job is not intrinsic to the requirements of most jobs, even outside the trades.. Strictly employer preference. Brian Caplan has done much study on this, both from the employer viewpoint (employers most often have to extensively train new employees in performing the job) and the knowledge imbued/retained by the typical college graduate (little is remembered and therefore used). it’s really a shame that so much of society’s resources is spent for advanced education not necessary for successful life and career. As… Read more »

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Compsci
2 months ago

The takeaway from that is that there is one employer who will hire you for your assets, regardless of your credentials.

And the fact that many talk about how worthless said credentials are, I’m guessing a lot of them would be similarly generous about not demanding a degree, but rather basing the decision on your skills.

Vinnyvette
Vinnyvette
Reply to  Compsci
2 months ago

You are right. The college grads only, for even entry level white collar jobs, where credentials may have no relavance to the job / duties skills began around the time corps came up with the “HR department.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Vinnyvette
2 months ago

You sound like you have the ambition and the intelligence. Hire yourself. Worst case, you learn how difficult it is to manage a company, and how hard it is to screen applicants.

Vinnyvette
Vinnyvette
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

I’m gainfully self employed.
Thanks anyway though “HR KAREN.”

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Vinnyvette
2 months ago

Good. Hope you, too, are hiring more of us. Cheers.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Compsci
2 months ago

No question about it. The current college-to-career system is farcically inefficient. However, academia is a central pillar of AINO’s power structure, and it functions quite well as an indoctrination device. Therefore, it’s highly unlikely anything will be done to reform the system. If anything, just like the franchise, it will further bloat and ramify.

Hi-ya!
Hi-ya!
Reply to  Compsci
2 months ago

The requirement for degree to have a good job is not intrinsic to the requirements of most jobs, even outside the trades..  this is the point. The degree is so you are going to believe the regime morality. These employers could train you to do what they needed, but you must go through morality training. AND, before all this woke stuff I was convinced college was so that the good females could get a few men inside them so they went into a marriage having already been um, experienced. In order to make a divorce more likely. also, females are… Read more »

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Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 months ago

Ostei Kozelskii: “…academia pretty much has the workforce by the balls. And I suspect this is by design.” Back in the Jurassic era, when Steven Sailer was still readable, he used to make the point that college degrees had become a stand-in for the old IQ tests [determining low IQ] which the Supreme Court banned in Griggs vs Duke Power. But then the situation became exponentially worse with Jordan vs New London, which allowed employers to affirmatively & proactively discriminate against White job applicants on the basis of IQs which were too high. So, yes, in the wake of the… Read more »

Giovanni Dannato
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 months ago

I’ve long supposed that forcing workers to go through the same cattle chute and coming out in debt is the real point of the college system.
Once you go through it you can’t well quit with the years of time commitment and debt hanging over your head and that’s how they like it. To get cut into the racket they have to have something on you first.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Giovanni Dannato
2 months ago

I can understand why you’d feel that way, but how does it square with the effort to forgive student debt? The Supremes scuttled it, but a great deal of student debt was forgiven anyway, and for many others, new repayment plans were instituted that dramatically reduced monthly payments.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Bruno the Arrogant
2 months ago

This needs to be upvoted. A lot. There’s a heck of a difference between going pre-med or engineering and going grievance studies. And it’s been exacerbated by “everyone” going to college, with the result that in order for the unqualified to get the sheepskin, it gets dumbed down to the stupidest person in the class, not even rising to the level of a participation trophy, which assumes you actually tried to participate.

Mycale
Mycale
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

If someone were to ask me, I would say that you should go to college if you have a plan – as in, what are you going to study and what job are you going to pursue and how are you going to get there. The days when you just needed a degree, any degree, to get a decent entry level job and move up through the ranks is long gone and died with the 2008 financial crisis. Colleges are more than happy to sell you this fiction and have attracted millions of people with it, but it doesn’t hold… Read more »

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Mycale
2 months ago

The days when you just needed a degree, any degree…

Was that ever the case? Admittedly, by ’08, I was long since into self-employed, but even back in the day, I’ve never encountered an employer who didn’t care what my degree was in. Granted, it’s always been a technical field, but I’ve never seen just a “whatevs, dude” approach to hiring.

Hi-ya!
Hi-ya!
Reply to  Mycale
2 months ago

Very few will hold up to the peer pressure of sex and anti white /christian messaging. Most will come out the other end an enemy

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

TempoNick: “…every plumber and welder making six figures…

They’re called SMALL BIDNESSMEN.

They absolutely drive 100% of the growth of the economy.

And they have radically different personalititties than do company men.

[PRO-TIP: Active Aggressive versus Passive Aggressive]

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Bourbon
2 months ago

The point is still that Jews don’t push their kids into plumbing but a lot of people on the right are following this fad where that’s exactly what you’re doing. Then you turn around complaining that the Jews have hoovered up all the money and you’re stuck eating bugs and driving a car that shorts out in the rain.

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Steve
Steve
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

???

I know lots of people well into 6 figures, maybe even into 7 figures running a couple dozen tradesman trucks.

Their earnings are not being hoovered up by Joos. Maybe that’s just a cope, but, still. you have to approach this as advice to the younger generation.

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TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

We’re talking about real wealth and having a seat at the table, not just a “job.” Sure, you can make money driving a truck if you want to be on the road all the time. A lot of people don’t make money driving a truck though. And then you have the toll it takes on your family life.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

You are probably discussing this in good faith, so I simply ask, how would one drive a couple dozen trucks at the same time? Why would he bother owning more than one?

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

Steve, there’s a large Venn Diagram intersection between what you’re talking about here and what I had been talking about concerning “Personality being upstream from Intelligence”. The personalities of the kinds of young men who want to go straight from college to the corporate world are almost perfect inversions of the personalities of the kinds of young men who want to go straight from high school to starting their own small businesses. The first type of young men will tend to have Passive Aggressive personalities which will make them peacefully & happily at home in the milieu of a large… Read more »

Steve
Steve
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

I’m reminded of the line by Richard Bach, “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours.”

Davidcito
Davidcito
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

This study is over 30 years old and a degree back then may even just have been a predictor of IQ, not a catalyst for success. I think the bell curve book showed IQ was almost just as much a correlate to financial success as having a 4 year degree, and this was the early 90s.

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Davidcito
2 months ago

Again, we’re talking about having a seat at the table and having a voice to mold society into the image you want. The Jews push their kid to get educated. You guys are pushing them to be plumbers. The Jews come from European peasantry. You’re telling me a bunch of people of European peasant stock have these super high IQs? Their fückery aside, they push their kids to study and take school seriously. White people push their kid to be the high school quarterbacks and cheerleaders. That’s a huge reason we’re falling behind, not because the Jews are some master… Read more »

Steve
Steve
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

So what are you saying? That Whites should be going into 6 figure debt for student loans?

Sharrukin
Sharrukin
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

Jews got a seat at the White table because Whites let them in.

Jews aren’t going to let random Whites sit at the Jewish table unless they are on side.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Sharrukin
2 months ago

What is this “table” of which you speak? I don’t believe I’ve seen it on the premises.

Are you certain this isn’t just another of those things that Rush talked about that live rent-free in your head?

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Sharrukin
Sharrukin
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

6% of new hires at S&P 100 companies were White.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Sharrukin
2 months ago

Yes, and?

You are not saying that corporations must hire X% of each race, like the commies and nogs do, are you? Why not just prove your worth? Or better yet, start your own business? I get that as you drift closer to 25 employees, you will be forced to justify why everyone is white, but you have at least a dozen before you have to concern yourself, right?

Sharrukin
Sharrukin
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

And the blacks and Hispanics are being hired in place of Whites by Jewish orders and you can dance around that all you like, but those are the facts.

No White who isn’t groveling to Jews is going to get a fair shake.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Davidcito
2 months ago

I believe you are probably right. @Davidcito. Intelligence correlates well with entrepreneurial success, and high IQ types tend to not be sympathetic to jumping through hoops, and are often smarter than their professors.

Robbo
Robbo
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

This comment is increasingly dated. Most employers are no longer impressed with bits of paper from college. Even for “hard” subjects like the physical science and medicine, they want to know more about you than what a certificate says. My daughter is doing a music degree in the UK. It’s now 4 years and so much of it is Woke crap and pointless projects, that she hasn’t been able to practice actually playing music. In other words, doing a music degree is actually HINDERING her musical career. College is not worth it.

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Vinnyvette
2 months ago

P.S. I understand your sentiment and I’m not knocking it, but the fact remains that the stereotypical Jewish mother is pushing her kid to become a doctor or a lawyer, not a welder. There’s nothing wrong with being a welder, but we need people representing us, with a seat at the table where they are deciding whether we bugs and whether they take our cars away from us or not. Plumbers don’t get to decide that. The people who did well in college and post graduate work are the ones who decide that for us. We need to make sure… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

You are exactly right. Perhaps the key reason the New Left conquered America and turned it into AINO is because they took command of the nodes of information dissemination–education, media, culture, and most recently, corporations. And it’s this Leftist monopoly on opinion-shaping that allowed them to propagandize white people into oblivion. Being a plumber is great. But if you want to influence people, being a professor is much better.

Auld Mark
Auld Mark
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 months ago

Spot on Ostei, of the many tentacles of the SJW octopussy that took down the republic,including Soros bought politicians, the takeover of the education system has been the most fundamental and profound.

Vinnyvette
Vinnyvette
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

White men don’t have that voice PHD or plumber.
In fact the white men with degrees who run the corporations are in on it.
“DEI” Bank of America “white men need not apply.”
Got lots more examples for ya. With rare exceptions a degree is now virtually worthless.

Mhci
Mhci
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

Continue to have a voice?

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Vinnyvette
2 months ago

Have him look into the trades Brother especially mine if he loves the outdoors, doesn’t mind heights, and not afraid of electricity…

Vinnyvette
Vinnyvette
Reply to  Lineman
2 months ago

Exactly what he’s doing. Electricians apprentice.

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Vinnyvette
2 months ago

If he wants more outdoor work and wants to work with the bigger stuff then have him look into the line trade…

Vinnyvette
Vinnyvette
Reply to  Lineman
2 months ago

Yeah I know the $$$ is good. I’ll pass it along to him.

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Vinnyvette
2 months ago

My dad was in the trades. He made decent money as a union carpenter, but there’s nothing romantic about being Joe Lunchpail. He used to take my brother and me along to job sites when we were young. Why? So we wouldn’t end up working in his occupation. And we didn’t.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Vinnyvette
2 months ago

Because it has now become nearly impossible to reach. 90% of women are not “marriageable.”

My DIL. We tried to discourage him. We ended up paying off her 6-figure student debt and high 5-figure credit card debt so it wouldn’t cripple their marriage, to give it the best possible chance of working. She is Christian, so there is that. But evangelical, so I don’t know.

Vinnyvette
Vinnyvette
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

Sorry to hear that bro. It’s a sorry state of affairs.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Vinnyvette
2 months ago

Other than the jury is still out on my son’s choice, it’s not that bad. We weren’t hurting. All it means is his annual gift and eventual inheritance were reduced, or more to the point, paid up front. My daughter will probably rub it in to him in private, as her share didn’t take that hit, and that’s how she rolls… 😉

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

She better be careful she might end up with someone worse…

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Lineman
2 months ago

Probably not. She has kicked so many “alpha” types to the curb. She’s not likely to settle. She wants to be a stay-at-home mom, but only if she finds someone more ambitious than she is.

She’s already contemplated the possibility of just adopting white kids, and raising them in a multi-generational household, her mom’s folks, us, her and her brother’s family.

Maybe there’s some white guys out there that deserve her, but so far…

Davidcito
Davidcito
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

This is an L

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

Sounds like quite the catch…

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Steve
Steve
Reply to  Lineman
2 months ago

So… show me a white boy who isn’t just some cubicle rat. At best.

I get why my DIL chose my son, as ambitious as he is. But why should my daughter settle for someone whose claim to fame is he knows the cheat codes on the latest video game? I take it that somehow makes things better for whites?

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Steve
Steve
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

Look, I don’t want to be an ass. I’m just saying that any man worthy of the noun should be better than his wife in terms of running a business.

If you aren’t at least as good as a woman, WTF good are you?

Got a dick? Congratulations. Around half the population does. You should be so proud.

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James Proverbs
James Proverbs
Reply to  Vinnyvette
2 months ago

To avoid your kids getting into college debt…I suggest saving money so that they don’t have to take on debt to pay for their college.

For me at least, I see it as my duty to pay for their education, unfortunately including private school to keep them out of the public cesspool.

What better to spend my earnings on though, really? If basics are covered then it seems next on the priority list.

Robbo
Robbo
Reply to  Vinnyvette
2 months ago

Yep. On a broader level, the globalists are sounding very triumphal these days, what with their CBDC, endless jabs and censorship drives. I hope we are now at a tipping point where a critical mass of people are starting to build alternative worlds that the maniacs can’t enter. Our future depends on it being successful.

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
2 months ago

I wonder if the current derangement syndrome has now reached the point where zoomers expect life to be one long blockbuster action/romance flick. Well it never was, for anyone. Youngsters probably forget that before general Patton was “general Patton the swashbuckling tank commander” he spent A LOT of time doing all the boring army stuff that’s 95% of military life. Lewis and Clark spent a lot of time doing all sorts of boring chores, David Livingstone studied medicine and wore out several bibles before he trampled across interior Africa and Neil Armstrong also did a lot of mundane things before… Read more »

Jannie
Jannie
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
2 months ago

True, but there is still plenty of adventure out there to be had. Nothing stopping any of these guys from signing up as a medical orderly on the Ukrainian front lines, for instance. Bonus: they could meet some real Nahtzees who are actually walking the walk!

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Jannie
2 months ago

“Adventure” I fear is hard work and more importantly, dangerous. Not fit for soy boys and the like. Real adventure is still the purview of the Right. Not many Teddy Roosevelts on the Left, just a bunch of hysterical LARPers

orsotoro
orsotoro
Reply to  Jannie
2 months ago

All hail the stunning and brave Sarah Ashton-Cirillo, who is shooting for a toofer, combining both suggested Ukraine front line experience and a gender-bender warrior. You go Girl!

( https://www.newsweek.com/ukraine-military-has-new-transgender-spokesperson-1817334 )

Marko
Marko
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
2 months ago

Exactly. Extremely online like-gatherers do not understand the amount of boredom that even “the most interesting man in the world” has. Imagine Hannibal just bouncing along on his horse on long marches. Imagine James Cook sitting on a rock waiting for his ship to be repaired. Imagine Trump picking his nose while he watches TV.

Mycale
Mycale
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
2 months ago

The human brain cannot distinguish between what we see on a screen and what we see in real life. This has far-reaching effects and it is why mass media is such a useful tool for political and social control, and so dangerous when nefarious people control it (as has been the situation for the past century). I think that millennials and zoomers, though, seem uniquely unable to make the distinction, probably because they have lived in a world of screens that was unimaginable for anyone who was born before 1980. It’s not just that they would subconsciously believe that what… Read more »

Vinnyvette
Vinnyvette
Reply to  Mycale
2 months ago

The human brain cannot distinguish between what we see on a screen and what we see in real life. “

Wrong. Sane ppl know the difference.

Mycale
Mycale
Reply to  Vinnyvette
2 months ago

No, this is just the way our brains work. It happens on a subconscious, chemical level. It takes conscious effort to distinguish and sort out the two. I pointed out the example of the western to show how this can work in our brains, but it goes much deeper than that and has many more implications.

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Mycale
2 months ago

I suspect you may be right. And if so this must lead to mass insanity. The American psychiatric Association changed the definition of psychosis maybe two decades ago. The old one was something along the lines of “inability to distinguish delusions from reality”. I think the old definition is the more valid and that it was changed because the problem was becoming too widespread into politics and other areas that were not the traditional form of psychotic episodes but highly debilitating nonetheless

Zulu Juliet
Zulu Juliet
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
2 months ago

“For every adventure, there’s a mountain of “boring” chores to get there”

Hence the term “crowded hour”.

One crowded hour is enough to last a lifetime.

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
2 months ago

Moran ya Simba:Youngsters probably forget that before general Patton was “general Patton the swashbuckling tank commander” he spent A LOT of time doing all the boring army stuff that’s 95% of military life.”

Nowadays, the yuge advantage “youngsters” wield is the knowledge that Patton & Forrestal & McCarthy were eliminated after the Council of the Sanhedrin voted to approve their assassinations.

Heck, for that matter, youngsters nowadays know about 1000 times moar about 9-11 than any of us knew as recently as 2008 or 2012.

PS: Bonus September 12, 1918 footage… https://armyhistory.org/macarthur-and-patton-the-st-mihiel-offensive/

Filthie
Filthie
Member
2 months ago

“the people we call the right have always embraced the sterility of material existence. The point of life is to get a good job, work yourself to death to buy stuff and then die before you become a financial burden on the next generation…” —————————————————————————— Conservatism was sold to me all those years ago – as common sense, a philosophy for building a better state, higher standard of living and ensuring prosperity today for me, and the kids that would come after me tomorrow. I was also told the way toward to all that was working and sacrificing today to… Read more »

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Filthie
2 months ago

Yea you got sold the bill of goods, that individualism instead of Community was the way to live your life…

Anti-Gnostic
Anti-Gnostic
Reply to  Filthie
2 months ago

I am sort of in this position as well, and I’m drawing the same conclusions. All that hard work, Christian praxis, tuition payments, being kind and accommodating to the ever increasing diversity, loyal to the institutions and … for what?!

I’ve got no answers. I’m glad Fuentes and Woods have gained a level of independence but there is no way I would advise anyone to do that without a lot of FU money. Maybe I’m wrong.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
2 months ago

The reaction to the video (which was oddly made to make it seem as though the guy had no human interaction) is potentially related to the continued crashing birth rate. (Big caveat: Birth rates have been falling since the 19th century in the West, but there’s no doubt that we’re witnessing a drop to unseen levels.) Something is very wrong in the developed world. Men are withdrawing but becoming more conservative, while women are becoming even more feminist. A huge portion of young men and women reject the lifestyle – the sacrifices and the joys – that come with having… Read more »

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
2 months ago

“women are becoming even more feminist”

American women simply aren’t that sexy or attractive, and I’m not only referring to their physical appearance. They need to slim down, laser off all their tats and stop acting so bïtchy and entitled. Foreign women, including European women, do a much better job expressing their femininity which is far more attractive to a male than a woman who acts like a man is. So is it any wonder that men don’t want to mate with these kinds of women?

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Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

Agreed. As a father with a daughter, I can tell you that young men notice very quickly any young woman who acts like, you know, a woman. In fact, at my daughter’s university, the greek system is growing because it’s traditional. The women wear dresses and do women stuff. The men notice. It’s interesting because while in surveys, women are supposedly becoming more feminist, on the ground, I can see a rejection of it by a lot of women. Nature also wins. People who reject family will eventually die out. People who embrace family will pass on their genes. The… Read more »

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
2 months ago

Right! Seen the same with my kids. Problem is it’s largely the wrong kind of boys who are noticing. By which I don’t mean the crooks, but just the nihilistic ones who are already “bored” with life and who have exactly no life skills under their belts. Boys need to man up. So your old man didn’t take the time to teach you things. Think that’s unique to your age group? Most of them didn’t teach you anything because they didn’t learn anything useful either. It’s never been easier to learn woodworking or smithing or the maybe more practical electrical… Read more »

Vinnyvette
Vinnyvette
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
2 months ago

A feminine woman stands out like a diamond among a pile of rocks now a days. Congrats. 👍

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
2 months ago

Hopefully she finds a mate that will do you proud Brother…

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

The tats are mind boggling. It’s as if sometime in the last 5 years, for no reason at all, everybody decided to go get inked up. Even old people. Fat people. Every kind of people. Whenever I go out it’s a like a carnie circus. That capitol policeman with the neck tat was the clear marker of a new era.

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
2 months ago

I was at Menards yesterday buying some DIY stuff. I had the misfortune of being in the line of a new cashier they were training. I’m thinking to myself, she’s not bad looking, in a little bit of a frumpy mid-40s sort of way, that is. I’m waiting in line and have nothing to do, I started noticing the tats on her fingers. Then I looked down and you can see the tats on the bottom parts of her legs. Who brainwashed all these people to think that any of this is attractive to males?

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Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

When at the grocery store, I will use an undisfigured cashier, even if it means waiting in line longer. I don’t want to look at those people, and I don’t want to interact with them.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 months ago

As I notice these disfigured individuals more and more in daily activities, I can’t help noticing how they have written their “fate” on their bodies for all to see. Rarely (I can’t think of an example) have I ever noticed one in an upscale “profession”. Once when my son was but a youth, he came home after school with an earring. He was all smiles with his mom until I came home from work. As I walked into the kitchen where both were—mom looking disconcerted, he with a s**t-eating grin—I passed by him approaching my wife and snatched the earring… Read more »

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Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Compsci
2 months ago

nowadays they’d put you under the jail for that

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Compsci
2 months ago

Well done, Compsci. Neither of my sons got a piercing, but the older did get some tats – after he was 18, out of the house, and we had no say. He at least stopped before anything more noticeable than his upper arms. A friend’s son just continued with dozens of inkings.

As for the women – I agree it’s distasteful regardless of age. And being women, they generally get stupid and cringy and emotive tats. And don’t get me started on nasal piercings – no White tradition of such that I’m aware of and unsanitary to boot.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  3g4me
2 months ago

I’m pretty tolerant of hidden tats, for sure. IMO, the fact both of my kids got small, matching tats reflecting their Nordic heritage means I probably screwed something up, somewhere along the line. A prominent tat, yeah, I’m pretty sure I’d take that as a complete f-up on my part.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  3g4me
2 months ago

The big lesson I’ve tried to impart to my boy is that life tends to be better when you have more choices, not fewer:with rare exceptions, don’t do things today that will preclude future possibilities.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Compsci
2 months ago

Ha ha. Looks like you momentarily got in touch with your inner Eastwood. I’m lucky my dad didn’t do that to me. There was a period, aged 23-27, when I had an earring and a pony tail. I also had a whigger stage, believe it or not. Yes, my past is checkered, and I’m none too proud of it.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Compsci
2 months ago

That’s exactly why I downplay the effect of genetics. Clearly, whatever made him choose as he did was not hereditary, from you, at least. From what I understand of the research, at least half, maybe as much of 3/4 of behavior comes from peers, not from either parental nature or nurture.

Which kind of goes along with what we see with the nice girls going off to college and coming home for Christmas break complete nutcases.

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

Which kind of goes along with what we see with the nice girls going off to college and coming home for Christmas break complete nutcases.

With Dad funding it all…Just don’t get that at all…

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
2 months ago

This impulse to self-disfigurement, particularly among women–and the piercings are even worse than the tatts–is one campaign in the war on civilization.

One hallmark of civilization is a reverence for beauty. But because beauty, like broader civilization, is inegalitarian, it must be eliminated. And many individuals across the West are doing their part in that campaign by making themselves, and thus the West, fractionally uglier. They are, in essence, symbolizing their sympathy with the crude and hideous savages streaming into Western lands. Down with beauty. Down with civilization. It’s all of a piece.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 months ago

Ostei: Well said. They are deliberately obscuring and disfiguring their White skin.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  3g4me
2 months ago

They are ashamed of their superiority. And that shame, ironically, proves they really weren’t superior to begin with. They’re simply traitors to their own people and civilization, and there’s not much that is more contemptible than that.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
2 months ago

Tats are usually a symptom. So are fats, for that matter.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

I’m at a point where I tend to think of most American women as second-rate men with tits.

A few weeks ago, a departing Mexican co-worker brought his young (25ish) wife to his going away happy hour.

She was so feminine in contrast to the typical American woman it was somewhat bizarre. Of course, another co-worker thought it was hilarious to teach her English swears, which I was not very impressed with.

Eloi
Eloi
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 months ago

A few daughters here and a foreign wife (to be clear – we met at work, but she had not been in the country long). One of the things I love about my wife is her dislike of tattoos and trashy women. I feel this is important for our girls to see and hear. I love how my wife is feminine and doesn’t curse or lie, she takes care of herself, still looks very attractive – and she puts up with my crap. Not saying there are not American girls like that (my daughters, I hope are), but the filth… Read more »

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 months ago

The Wild Geese Howard: “…young (25ish) wife… so feminine in contrast to the typical American woman… Of course, another co-worker thought it was hilarious to teach her English swears, which I was not very impressed with.

Guess who banged her after Happy Hour?

Hint: It was not you…

[PRO-TIP: Nice Guys always finish dead last.]

Tars Tarkas
Tars Tarkas
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
2 months ago

This was quite deliberate. Even playing Every Breath You Take too slow, to make it sound more creepy and lonesome and the not-so-subtle point of having cameras on you at all times. But frankly, I think there are far worse fates in the world of work. I spend long hours behind not one, but two computers. This is infinitely preferable than probably what 1/2 of more people do for work. This guy has a wife and a kid on the way. He is better positioned than many. Social media has done a lot to change peoples’ expectations. All the people… Read more »

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
2 months ago

Man I don’t know how you do it Brother…I would go insane if I had to be cooped up in an office all day long…I need fresh air and the sun on my face when I’m working…I hope you get at least some time to get outside and recharge…

usNthem
usNthem
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
2 months ago

Yeah, the video had a caricature type vibe – no interaction with his wife or co-workers, no playing with the dog, no having a couple of brews with his buds etc. It did look ridiculously sterile, but hardly real life, imo.

Chimeral
Chimeral
Reply to  usNthem
2 months ago

IMO the video is just more gaslighting. Might as well be ‘the life of Julia’ or whatever that thing was during the era of the closeted Lightbringer.

Just the ‘male’ version.

Otherwise
Otherwise
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
2 months ago

A huge portion of young men and women reject the lifestyle – the sacrifices and the joys – that come with having children. To some degree, it seems that they don’t want to grow up.

If you were to actually look around you objectively, you would notice that (1) there are plenty of child-free people who are well and truly “grown up” and (2) the moronic and irresponsible often dispense babies on an industrial scale.

Your own preference does not entitle you to insult anyone with a different lifestyle.

Dante
Dante
2 months ago

One of the things that has lead us here is the lack of any sort of defined future for young people these days. White American society has collapsed, there are no families, no neighborhoods, no Churches to join. The social capital has all been monetized, and I think we are just starting to see the effects play out as people who have been raised in that environment become adults. Rebuilding all of that will take generations of work.

Darkbeer
Darkbeer
2 months ago

I would have like to had a wife and family within a tight-nit community. That is very hard today.

It is not the boredom, drudgery, or materialism that makes that kind of life unbearable, rather it is the multiples sword of Damocles hanging over one’s head as a wage earner The divorce industry, losing your career to racial quotas, then if you still do everything right, you could live to see your child become a troon.

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Darkbeer
2 months ago

Yea I hear you Brother a lot of tight knit White Communities are to expensive to live in unless you were born into them…

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Darkbeer
2 months ago

I’d like to like this, because it should not be that hard to have a wife and kids in a tight-nit community.

Problem is if you bring a nihilist or defeatist attitude into a tight-knit community, you won’t be accepted anyway. And your kids will pick up on that attitude, becoming a self-licking ice cream cone.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
2 months ago

“they want nothing to do with the mundane life that makes the physical world possible” One can observe just from watching the video that there is probably very little this guy does that makes the physical world possible. He could disappear and the physical world would go on just fine, as we found out during the plandemic. Probably the majority of office jobs are make work jobs. Even many of the ones that people work hard at, or think they do. Finding new ways to move loldollars around, or new ways for people to waste time online, is not necessarily… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
2 months ago

You’re certainly right that the vast majority of jobs in AINO are functionary cursor-pushing. They are insignificant, inessential and meaningless. The greater bulk of people who claim to have “careers” are flattering themselves. They have jobs whose purpose is to keep a roof over the head, food on the table, and the electricity on. Nothing more, nothing less. That being the case, if you aren’t deriving meaning in life from extra-occupational pursuits and interests, your existence is probably pretty pointless. But perhaps it has always been thus.

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 months ago

That being the case, if you aren’t deriving meaning in life from extra-occupational pursuits and interests, your existence is probably pretty pointless. But perhaps it has always been thus.
For the last 60 years I would say your right but before that when people still had Community it wasn’t that way…

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
2 months ago

That’s why I advocate for the trades so hard Brother…

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
2 months ago

I’m of two minds on this matter. On the one hand, there is certainly much to be said in favor of financial security and material comfort, if not opulence. For much of my earlier life I lived paycheck-to-paycheck and even snagging a few tacos from Taco Bell was a considerable financial outlay. It wasn’t all that pleasant. More recently, however, my finances have improved considerably and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that it’s nice not to have to worry about money anymore. On the other hand, however, to live almost exclusively to acquire baubles of status–the… Read more »

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 months ago

If you can afford to eat at Taco Bell in 2024 then you really are doing well

mmack
mmack
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
2 months ago

Especially if you’re in California.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
2 months ago

Taco Bell is a special-occasion restaurant for me.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 months ago

Demolition Man intensifies

Hun
Hun
2 months ago

Something’s missing. The fact that the people with romantic ideas about life also live mundane lives like everybody else doesn’t invalidate them. There is no enchantment, no magic; just the everyday dullness of doing the same thing over and over again, buying the same crap as everybody else and then dying.
TBH, I am actually surprised that this kind of widespread ennui has not lead to heroic mass movements, like in the 1930’s. Either the system is working really well or people are just incredibly beaten down.

pyrrhus
pyrrhus
Reply to  Hun
2 months ago

But that’s their choice, there are ways to tap into the wonder of the world…My kids and I went on long canoe trips in the wilderness, hiked in National Parks, played games and sports, traveled when we could…But they still enjoyed doing things with their school friends and reading books alone…

Hun
Hun
Reply to  pyrrhus
2 months ago

How many weeks per year can you do this?

Jannie
Jannie
Reply to  Hun
2 months ago

You and your kids can do sports, martial arts, outdoor stuff like hiking and rock climbing, every week. Most families just don’t prioritize more adventurous pursuits, and would rather sit in front of the TV or spend their money on a trip to Disneyland.

Hun
Hun
Reply to  Jannie
2 months ago

My point was that (especially in North America), people are allowed to take 2 weeks off per year and even that’s often risky. The remaining weeks of the year are the same routine of going to your job, doing what you are told and then coming back home tired and sad.

Full disclosure: I have mostly escaped the rat race, but I see this on all my childhood friends, who are always stressed out and tired.

Jannie
Jannie
Reply to  Hun
2 months ago

You’re right – unlike in Europe where jobs start with 1 month paid vacation per year – but in America the key is to maximize weekends. You have to be a “weekend warrior”.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Jannie
2 months ago

I have no idea how that could be downvoted. I doubt there is a place in North America that is more than 2 hours from hiking, canoeing, backpacking, camping, etc. What’s that, $30 in gas, tops? Another $20 to rent a canoe or camping spot. There are not all that many places on the continent that’s more than 20 minutes from a park big enough to toss a frisbee with your kids. You could even get together with the neighbors to rent a bounce house (less than $100, depending on where you live), set up some backyard games and grill… Read more »

Jannie
Jannie
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

Absolutely. You don’t need a ton of cash to have a full and exciting weekend in the US. Especially in the West where there are millions of acres of public land.

Cruciform
Cruciform
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

Hello, agree. At the age of our young male Juila — my wife and I lived within an hour of a large city and also lived on a lake. Did not need to wait for the weekend. Typical spring/summer/fall night, take my canoe out and toss lures for Large Mouth Bass, hit Perch, small mouth. Smoke back than, a nice cig, six pack, had a regular local buddy into fishing. Back home for dinner, my wife an excellent cook. Always had something going in the garage, project cars, restoring a dresser. Did my own repairs on vehicles, house. Cut the… Read more »

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Cruciform
2 months ago

What’s also interesting is that companies like 3M deliberately chose to site their plants in relatively small towns an hour or so outside of cities. Camarillo, Wahpeton, Weatherford, Greenville, Tonawanda, Hutchinson, Brookings, etc. (If you know what those plants produced, you can probably guess my background.)

It’s not that long ago that we were supported by corporate. I think it can be again, so long as we ditch the socialism.

Sub
Sub
Reply to  Hun
2 months ago

Most modern people have completely accepted the materialistic frame, even those who should be inclined not to accept it, like Christians. Once you buy the notion that all there is to life is accumulating a storage unit of junk and then dying, life does indeed seem as sterile as most of the universe is.

John Michael Greer had a good essay on the age of disenchantment a while back.

https://www.ecosophia.net/the-mask-of-disenchantment/

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Hun
2 months ago

The current system does a great job of taking care of the vast majority of people’s material needs. That would seem to be a very good thing, and I suppose it is. However, this phenomenon has turned people into dozy hounds, lolling listlessly beneath a shade-tree, awaiting the master to bring out a bowl of kibble and fresh water. It’s certainly a living, but I’m not sure it’s much more than that.

TomA
TomA
2 months ago

Methinks that many people innately understand that prolonged affluence had made most of us soft and lacking in ancestral robustness. They also sense that a serious change in that easy standard of living may soon be upon us. A voice in the back of their head is speaking to them and saying . . . “get your ass in gear now or you may not make it to the other side.” That’s the genesis of the malaise, but it extends much further. A spiritual emptiness comes along with it (I am not worthy), and there is a need to prove… Read more »

Tars Tarkas
Tars Tarkas
Reply to  TomA
2 months ago

Not to mention the average age of first birth going up for both men and women. The fact that almost all infants survive both birth and once born, into adulthood. From what I’ve read, well into the 20th century most families lost a kid or 2 either during birth or in the first few years of life.

Thomas McLeod
Thomas McLeod
2 months ago

One of the best pieces of advice I was given as a young feller was that you take and or keep a job for four reasons, and all four are of equal value. Money they’ll pay you. Amount of time they demand. What you learn on the job (is the job interesting and will it lead to other jobs). Whom do you work with/for (do you have to work with assholes). If, for example, you have to work with assholes, they better be paying you more money. I have three Gen Z children, and all three, and their friends I’ve… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Thomas McLeod
2 months ago

There’s a new antisocialism afoot and it has nothing to do with fighting the redistribution of wealth…

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 months ago

9th plank of the communist manifesto, unfortunately.

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Thomas McLeod
2 months ago

If they go the trades route it will be much easier for them if they want to go that route…

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Thomas McLeod
2 months ago

Thomas McLeod: Without highspeed internet here in the woods, we would never have been able to escape the ‘burbs. Yes, my husband is still tied to the phone too much of the time, but no more commute, no more diversity, no more office politics. If, for some unknown reason this job were to vanish or were his employers to demand he return to the office, I don’t know exactly what we’d do – but no way would we go back to the city.

Tars Tarkas
Tars Tarkas
2 months ago

While this video makes the job look soulless, at least it isn’t physically demanding and repetitive on top of being soulless. There are many worse fates. Instead of being a nice air conditioned and heated office building he could be working in a factory doing the same thing over and over for 8-10 hours a day. Imagine being the guy who takes the sheet metal off the pile, puts it in the press and then presses the button and doing it for 40 plus hours a week.

mmack
mmack
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
2 months ago

Imagine being the guy who takes the sheet metal off the pile, puts it in the press and then presses the button and doing it for 40 plus hours a week. Sadly we don’t even have that anymore. I’ve posted before that there’s a video of the BMW factory in South Carolina where a lot of the stamping, welding, and painting is automated to a level where human beings don’t touch anything. Robots pick up and place parts in welding jigs and spot weld everything together. And I’ve seen automotive stamping plants where the sheet metal is automatically loaded into… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
2 months ago

Imagine being a plumber in Duluth or a roofer in Phoenix.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 months ago

I once helped put a roof on a factory in south Georgia in August (they had factories in south Georgia back then). I’d do it again if I needed to. It felt like fulfilling work. But I think there was one time I about fainted from the heat. Out on my feet for a few minutes.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
2 months ago

I had a similar experience. During what was at that time the hottest summer in the history of Texas (1980), I spent those months baling hay in Parker County southwest of Ft. Worth. That was the most physically demanding work I ever did.

Compsci
Compsci
2 months ago

“He labors in a tedious job inside a sterile office in order to pay for things that are as sterile as the life he lives in order to obtain those things.” Sigh. The “Right” view of this man is certainly more realistic—and historically accurate—than the Left. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, that pretty much described the overwhelming bulk of humanity. You got up and worked to achieve your “daily bread” over and over again until you died. If you needed “meaning” above such mundane activity, you had religion, a belief in God, and a retirement plan based in the “hereafter”.… Read more »

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Compsci
2 months ago

Laboring for one’s daily bread had a different aesthetic when it was working your own land for your own food under the great big blue sky. Not to suggest that was all sunshine and rainbows, but it wasn’t office/factory drudgery either. Perhaps the protestant work ethic is rooted in that more meaningful kind of work, and not in the automaton kind, which seems unlikely to inspire any kind of ethic other than escapism.

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
2 months ago

Exactly Serfs under a feudal lord had a better life than most working class guys these days…

Gespenst
Gespenst
Reply to  Lineman
2 months ago

Try spending a year doing serf-under-a-feudal-lord work in medieval conditions and report to us how much better it is than being in today’s working class

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Lineman
2 months ago

Well, I understand that the serfs usually owed the Lord of the Manor a third of their crop. My tax rate (State, local, Fed) has been more than that since my first full-time job. Most folk have no idea…

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Steve
Steve
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
2 months ago

Most of history, you didn’t work your own land. You just got to keep whatever excess over what the lord of the manor decreed as his share of the produce. Which isn’t that different than today.

There was a fairly small time in US history where we operated under the various Homestead Acts. Most people never “proved up”, that is, even if given the land, they couldn’t provide for them and theirs for 5 years.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

Sure but the protestant work ethic wasn’t around for most of history either. First there had to be some protestants. And then there had to be some people with a stake in their own work. I don’t think it arose out of serfdom.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
2 months ago

Fair enough, but the Reformation preceded the Enlightenment by a fair degree. And it does not really account for European peoples who did not embrace Protestantism, yet thrived.

Now, granted, Protestant cultures do better (at least materialistically speaking) than most non-Protestant cultures (exceptions both sides, generally culturally-related, IMO) but it is hard to argue that Protestant Nordics think themselves happier, and tend to be high on the economic well-being scale, too.

Almost like it has something to do with melanin…

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
2 months ago

There is more difference between Woods and Fuentes than just the latter’s crudeness. Still, someone who is intelligent and thoughtful and another who is an entertainer and carnival barker have arrived at the same place and same conclusions. They are the same age and live in basically identical societies. There is no small chance Woods’ grandparents if not his parents lived in poverty with dependence on the state. Fuentes’ family likely was the same along with possibly picking beans and dodging immigration officials. In two generations, maybe one, the children achieved unparalleled prosperity and became unhappy. Two contradictory things are… Read more »

Arthur Metcalf
Arthur Metcalf
Reply to  Jack Dobson
2 months ago

“the annoying Boomer admonition to “get a job” and “pull yourself up” actually has a basis in reality” Half of them are still in office and institutional jobs they should’ve handed over to the next generation a decade or more ago, preparing for a generational transition. Never happened and we are already seeing the skills and experiential gap everywhere. As for actually-productive jobs, they sent them overseas. Boomers had jobs handed to them by a White America that had gone from a farming republic in 1900 to a sprawling military empire 50 years later with so much work and so… Read more »

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Steve
Steve
Reply to  Arthur Metcalf
2 months ago

Yes, you are so right. Everything has always just been handed to me on a silver platter. It’s always been just sitting on my butt raking in all the privileges of whiteness.

On the plus side, I get the impression you are white, too, so you maybe should get busy picking out a comfortable chair so you can really enjoy all those sweet, sweet benefits of whiteness.

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Arthur Metcalf
Arthur Metcalf
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

Older whites are as sensitive as women. It’s interesting to observe. Hey, you won. Congratulations. You made it on your own! (thumbsup.gif)

Chimeral
Chimeral
Reply to  Arthur Metcalf
2 months ago

I will say this, not looking to get into a mode of ‘defending the boomers’ but in my experience, the prior generation does not get some of the blame laid at the doorstep of the Baby Boomers. It was my parents’ generation that went into turbo divorce mode, whereas half or more of the families in my neighborhood, admittedly of a certain oft-named group, divorced. I have heard of plenty of those same divorce contracts being defaulted on, when the father promised to ‘pay for college’ but ended up making junior get loans. Yes, that generation did not lower their… Read more »

Chimeral
Chimeral
Reply to  Chimeral
2 months ago

Make that the “oldest” boomer.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Chimeral
2 months ago

…but I don’t hear too many of the prior generation piping up and accepting blame.

Because I didn’t do it. I didn’t leave my kids taking out loans for college. I didn’t get divorced. I wasn’t even born when my Senator who voted for Hart-Cellar was elected.

Same thing today. I’m almost certain you aren’t the one ushering illegals over the border, or cutting dicks off, or giving confused girls hormone treatments to send them into ‘roid rage.

Why the F*** am I responsible for the black on black crime in the cities?

Arthur Metcalf
Arthur Metcalf
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

Do you people understand that this criticism is not specifically directed at you, personally, in your particular existence on this earth? This is generalized criticism.

But, to personalize it, you remind me of a university student I once had who would interrupt me when I made statements such as “humans have two arms and two legs” — “NOT ALL HUMANS.”

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Arthur Metcalf
2 months ago

Name the people you hate. Own it.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Arthur Metcalf
2 months ago

Look, I get that this irritates me. If you were a high school dropout, I’d probably overlook it. But you JUST presented yourself as a university instructor, so you are presumably neither a moron nor unschooled in basic logic.

If this is the kind of “logic” you have been teaching, good Lord, no wonder a college degree is so worthless.

And, frankly, it pisses me off that I’m being taxed to support this kind of idiocy.

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Arthur Metcalf
Arthur Metcalf
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

You’re mad that your taxes are being used to fund something you don’t like. Got it. I heard my grandfather say the same thing a thousand times, and my uncles, and my dad, and my brothers, and my friends, and my neighbors…my entire life. Did any of those things you didn’t like ever stop? No. Why not? Couldn’t you do something about it? I voted for every right-wing candidate on the ballot for decades, starting with Phil Crane. At every turn, Republican Boomers, who controlled the GOP, stopped all attempts to take over the party. Instead, they appealed to you,… Read more »

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Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Chimeral
2 months ago

True to their name, the Silents have successfully avoided virtually all blame for anything

Of course when the typical gen Z person says boomer he means anyone over 40. Because he’s retarded.

Arthur Metcalf
Arthur Metcalf
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
2 months ago

No, I mean people born between 1946 and 1964.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Arthur Metcalf
2 months ago

The merit is the wisdom, admittedly based on many of the false premises* that you point out, not to surrender. It is solid advice.

*Shipping jobs overseas actually started with “offshoring” (a term I despise) automotive and electronics jobs to Japan in the late Sixties/early Seventies, and arguably with expanding oil production to the Middle East in the Twenties.

Cruciform
Cruciform
Reply to  Arthur Metcalf
2 months ago

“Boomers had jobs handed to them by a White America…”

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  Jack Dobson
2 months ago

I’ve never understood the Fuentes thing.

Comes across as a Ben Shaprio wanna be (without the backing or the brains) and a not-so-closeted homosexual who doesn’t care for women.

To each is own.

Eloi
Eloi
Reply to  ProZNoV
2 months ago

Sodomy is a conservative value, you knave

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Jack Dobson
2 months ago

Conditional agreement. For anyone entering adulthood with at least something on the ball, “get a job” is soul-crushing, awful advice. At least finish it with “..until you can be your own boss.” Sad thing is that there never really have been that many people with something on the ball at that age. Might be even fewer today, with “Safety First!” pushed on them from infancy. Several people knock the “boring” parts of life, but they are the kick in the butt you need to get you to do something with your life. If you recognize the boring aspects, you are… Read more »

Ploppy
Ploppy
2 months ago

The reason the video comes off as creepy is because it reminds everyone of the opening of American Psycho where Patrick Bateman goes about his daily routine of soulless skin care, exercise, and pretending to work in an office, also with no expression on his face.

The getting out of work at 4-5 part was what gave me flashbacks, the day is almost entirely blown by that point.

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
Reply to  Ploppy
2 months ago

“Let’s see Matt Walsh’s business card.”

Mycale
Mycale
2 months ago

This dynamic is playing out on both sides of the political spectrum, as a common genre on TikTok is people (women especially) in shock and horror at the life they are expected to live for the next forty years. Of course, unlike men, they have an out, but the thought control matrix they have lived under their whole life tells them that is not an acceptable way to live (that is, marry young and start a family with your husband in charge of the house). Remember that this is a generation that grew up in the world of influencers and… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Mycale
2 months ago

Well, the fundamental problem with TikTok and other social media is that everyone’s page is an intentionally curated highlight reel of their best moments.

Thus, sitting around comparing everyone’s page to your workaday life is going to make you feel unsatisfied by comparison.

The best response is to get off social media and work on improving your own life and trying to do some interesting things. It seems like a lot of people have yet to figure this out.

Arthur Metcalf
Arthur Metcalf
2 months ago

Perhaps the reaction to the video from the Woods/Fuentes crowd is an unconscious understanding that for the past 60 years in the US white men have done this, and it has achieved nothing.

The right questions about the video aren’t being asked. It’s not about individual “happiness” (which until proven otherwise we must assume this man will define hedonically, not eudaimonistically) and a life of material ease and comfort.

It’s about what a society of men like this accomplishes, and the answer is nothing. Evidence? All around you.

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Arthur Metcalf
2 months ago

Exactly it has brought us to this mess we are in because it promoted atomization and individualism instead of Tribe and Community…

Arthur Metcalf
Arthur Metcalf
Reply to  Lineman
2 months ago

We’ll be attracting the libertardians with this sentiment.

Gespenst
Gespenst
2 months ago

Back in my college days, the cool kids would have written off the guy in the video as “bourgeois”. The attitude of adolescent smartasses toward adults living normal lives 60 years ago was the same as it is now. There are Fuentes types in every generation. They just look different each cycle.

Dr_Mantis_Toboggan_MD
Member
2 months ago

Life isn’t 24/7 excitement and I wouldn’t want to have a life like that anyhow. When I was in the C-130 business, one of our pilots was grousing about the boring, repetitious classes we would do where we covered procedures, etc. I told him we do this so these procedures on the checklists become muscle memory, because if you’re in a crisis situation with your adrenaline peaking and your brain at half its normal cognitive capacity, you can’t rely on your wits. Fast forward a year or so later. I’m in Iraq on our deployment. We’re lifting off out of… Read more »

Salmon
Salmon
Reply to  Dr_Mantis_Toboggan_MD
2 months ago

Thank you for your service to the jews.

Cruciform
Cruciform
Reply to  Dr_Mantis_Toboggan_MD
2 months ago

Picturing a Robb White book, or Mel Gibson in the early years!

“We put that bomb dead center on the village church, wahoo!”

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
2 months ago

I’m in line with these guys, although I’m a little older than Spencer. They want meaning IN THIS LIFE, like the old left wanted meaning. The romantics of the 19th century wanted the same thing. This is what Nietzsche was writing about in his polemical way. Mediocrity says you manage this life for the sake of the next. Not too high or low, eyes on the prize, taken on faith. It seems to take more will and self-denial than most people can muster— even the mediocre. The gods don’t like this. Here’s some stuff, a book to read, a screen… Read more »

sentry
sentry
2 months ago

this guy’s comment sums it up “Stable, no bullshit dude. Will make a single mom of two very happy one of these days.” The video’s protagonist gives off beta vibes, meaning wife will divorce him and he’ll pay welfare while she fucks a lowlife, that’s why he gets ridiculed by some of the commentators. Reaction is based on man’s perception of what woman wants from a man: Young girls prefer flashy guys with swag over betas, that’s why younger generation ridicules someone like him. Middle aged women go for normie guys with stable income, thus older generation of men sees… Read more »

RealityRules
RealityRules
2 months ago

Keith Woods is playing a very important role in getting The West at least on life support. It isn’t clear what he does in the physical world and it doesn’t matter to me. His part is played on line and he has been very effective in giving smelling salts to the only people who in the end are going to help us get from life support to a fighting chance to get back in the ring – Elon Musk and other oligarchs with the money and power to quickly and effectively organize. The other side of this are the Active… Read more »

Thorsted
Thorsted
2 months ago

I follows some economic advisors and some of them like Micheal Green speak about a nineteen-twenties nihilism among the young people as they are high in student debt, property prices are so high they never will own their own home, many live with their parents. I think the post-2008 with low interests rates and QE have inflated many assets and also marginalized a generation in front of it.

KGB
KGB
2 months ago

Entering my mid-50s, I have this same quiet conversation with myself almost every day. I’ve done a reasonably good job in the past decade of setting myself up (and more importantly, wife and daughter) in a comfortable position for the future. We’re not wealthy, but then neither are we spendthrifts. We have rental properties, a good middle class income, send our daughter to a private parochial school, and travel as we see fit. However, we don’t do much of anything that would be considered romantic. I’m very content to get home in the afternoon and work in the yard or… Read more »

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  KGB
2 months ago

If I hadn’t already spent my 20s and 30s traveling the world I imagine I’d feel an overpowering urge to do so now. Like very other boomer on the cruise ship.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
2 months ago

Jeffrey Zoar: Very much agree. I was the restless kid who always wanted to do things I wasn’t permitted to do or lacked the funding for. So instead of dancing lessons, or travel and adventure, I read about it and fumed. Once I was out of the house, I had all the intellectual stimulation and activities and travel I wanted, and eventually sufficient funding to enjoy it. But I was blessed with many opportunities and did my share of traveling the world and meeting interesting people. I question whether I would have been as happy as I was to be… Read more »

Steve
Steve
Reply to  3g4me
2 months ago

I think it probably does take a bit to settle down. Back in the days of arranged marriages, it was plausible to think that people who wanted the best for you (and for your family) would choose wisely.

I’ve seen boy crazy and experienced girl crazy (and the reverse for Mrs. Steve) so it hardly surprises me that in a day when very few even ask dad for his daughter’s hand (even when it wouldn’t matter anyway), that it might take a bit for the brain to speak louder than the gonads.

Marko
Marko
Reply to  KGB
2 months ago

Isn’t that what your 40s and beyond are for? When I was in my 20s I despised the stale suburban life and there were countless movies and musicians that denounced it too. I traveled and drank and dated. Then you meet that special girl and have children, and within a few years you are focused on raising the kid in a good & safe environment, not sewing your rapidly aging oats. When and if Nick, Keith, & Co. find a lady, they will understand. I have the whitest of white-collar jobs and yes it’s not exactly hunting moose in the… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Marko
2 months ago

We used to walk in the sun with our heads held up high/ We used to stand on our own, and we never asked why/ We used to do everything we were told not to do/ But now we all stand in line like the rest of them do/ And now it’s gone, gone, gone/ Tell me, when did things go so wrong? We used to laugh in their face at the things that they said/ And if we had to be them, then we’d rather be dead/ And now we all stand in line like the rest of them… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  KGB
2 months ago

Only speaking for myself, but the young fellers are not completely wrong. I see the trick as not defining yourself by your job. There are many who do, and I can see where the kids look at that and wonder what’s the point? If defining yourself by your job is what floats your boat, then good for you. For me, the job is a means to an end, not an end in itself.

As others have mentioned, the “end” is something you have to define for yourself. It will be different for different groups.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  KGB
2 months ago

As the Chinese are wont to say, living an “interesting” life may be more of a curse than a blessing.

Jack Charlton
Member
2 months ago

…they want nothing to do with the mundane life that makes the physical world possible. They may not know what they want, but they do not want what is on offer. Given what is really on offer for young White men in the modern world, it’s reasonable to cut the them some slack. What you see from Torba on Gab about the “parallel economy” is somewhat similar, albeit a more healthy approach. Young men want authenticity and meaning in life. That means being a part of something bigger than yourself. Secondary would be procreating and raising offspring. As has been… Read more »

Fakeemail
Fakeemail
2 months ago

Conan, what is best in life?

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
2 months ago

A lot of the reaction is the original poster of the video took pains to make it look as lonely as possible. Note his wife never showed up, nor his co-workers, and it gave the impression of a man completely devoid of community. More likely, this guy’s life also consists of water cooler chats, talking to the wife at home about their first child, and going out once a week with his buddies. In that context, it looks far less soul-destroying. It’s odd the very online right-wing people don’t do anything adventurous younger people with a flexible schedule and no… Read more »

Jannie
Jannie
Reply to  thezman
2 months ago

There’s a young guy in my family who just got back from adventures in central Africa that would make “alt-right heroes” like Keith Woods and Richard Spencer blanch with fear. Another young girl in my family has been travelling and adventuring around the Americas for the best part of the last two years. Adventure is still out there – as always – and young people these days have a choice. It’s just easier and safer for most to revert to video games and online existence.

Vinnyvette
Vinnyvette
Reply to  Jannie
2 months ago

How deep in debt is your young “globe trotting” female friend? Or Daddy War Bucks?

Jannie
Jannie
Reply to  Vinnyvette
2 months ago

Paying her own way. Young people used to do that in order to travel. Some still do. It wasn’t unusual when I was her age. And it’s still possible, and shouldn’t be seen as unusual.

Cruciform
Cruciform
Reply to  Jannie
2 months ago

Uh, maybe if team youngfolks had some aventures like changing out brake pads, digging fence postholes, and real shit.

One of my locals bragged about his kid going off to south of de border to ‘build houses with our church’ …

His son doesn’t want to take over a 2 generation family business, ‘too icky’ so says the young man.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  thezman
2 months ago

“Be safe,” we are told constantly.

Avoidance of risk-taking in a society obsessed with safety is to be expected, perhaps particularly among the young.

Jannie
Jannie
Reply to  Jack Dobson
2 months ago

You can have exciting and exhilarating experiences without being foolhardy.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Jack Dobson
2 months ago

Yes. If it’s not “Be safe!” it’s “Take care!” Back in the old days we mocked danger by saying, “Break a leg!” We are suffocating under the protective blanket of femininity.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Chet Rollins
2 months ago

Eh, I have to disagree a bit because traveling requires a fair amount of discretionary time and money, and there aren’t that many young people with both in ready supply.

WOPR
WOPR
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 months ago

Yeah, traveling requires some sort of income. Who is paying for that girl to spend two years galivanting around the Americas? If you are going to college, you can’t do it before college unless you are willing to give up most financial aid. Go after college when you have those college loans? Skipping college altogether is the only option to traveling. And again, who is paying for it?

The young aren’t adventurous because the system works against it except for the trust-fund class.

Jannie
Jannie
Reply to  WOPR
2 months ago

She’s paying for it herself, volunteering on farms and in hostels and finding cash-in-hand jobs on location. I did the same back in the 1990s. Pre-internet there was a famous book called “Work Your Way Around the World”: post-internet there are a lot more options.

Young people don’t need money: they need imagination and the simple gumption to get off their butts.

Vinnyvette
Vinnyvette
Reply to  Jannie
2 months ago

Farmers and hostiles advanced her the plane fair? Run that hamster right off the rails! 😂😂😂

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Jannie
Jannie
Reply to  Vinnyvette
2 months ago

Get a McJob and save for the plane fare plus a bit of cash, plan ahead and off you go. What happened to the White man’s adventurous spirit? Well, it’s still here. You can stay in America and join the “dirt-bagger” culture which produced people like Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell. You don’t necessarily have to go to the other side of the world to have amazing experiences. But what I’m seeing is more and more young people glued to their phones, pot, porn and video games…just unimaginative and afraid. Yet here in the West we are still enormously privileged… Read more »

Jannie
Jannie
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 months ago

No, you can find work on the spot in many if not most places. Especially volunteer work. When I was younger going on kibbutz or moshav was a big thing, and using that as a springboard to see other Middle Eastern countries. Young people I knew would find volunteer/cash jobs in places like Egypt and Turkey, just to see the country.

Jannie
Jannie
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 months ago

Also remember that young people – unlike middle-aged boomer types – should be fine with roughing it, sleeping in dorms and cockroach-infested bare rooms, etc.

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 months ago

Yes and no. There’s never enough money to have a family, there’s never enough money and time to travel. Both get exponentially harder as you get older, even if you have $$. Think that job that pays you $300k/yr plus bonus is going to let you disappear for two months during the summer? Think your wife and kids are going to live out of a backpack and sleep with strangers and share a bathroom in European hostels? I think kids are afraid to do the Europe thing when they’re young because their whole lives through college have been subsidized and… Read more »

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  ProZNoV
2 months ago

Think that job that pays you $300k/yr plus bonus is going to let you disappear for two months during the summer?

Mine Does and they can’t do or say anything to stop me…

Steve
Steve
Reply to  ProZNoV
2 months ago

There’s always enough money to have a family. What there’s not enough of is a willingness to accept whatever lifestyle your own choices (mostly) require for you to to have a family in the style you desire.

I know people who are raising large families working as hired hands on ranches, and many of them were making less than minimum wage when they started having families.

Whiskey
Whiskey
2 months ago

Its sour grapes to me. Bloomberg did a study, since George Floyd the Fortune 500 have in their new hires, had only 6% be White, and how many of those were blue haired lesbians? [100%]. The military is openly hostile to straight White men, as is corporate life, Academia, the professions, Hollywood, and the Last Frontier, Silicon Valley, is now 100% Chinese or Indian nationals. No White men need apply. These guys will never own their own home. They will NEVER be secure in whatever jobs they have, which will not pay much and will be at-will. They will never… Read more »

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Whiskey
2 months ago

It’s easy to be so down, but, ultimately, prices are what someone will pay. Thus they will have their own homes, as soon as now if their folks care enough about them to build a “guest home” on the grounds. Which is not absurdly expensive. Since we owned the land, we tipped up one for around $50k.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Whiskey
2 months ago

Oh, incidentally, if you find yourself in the position of building your own house, if you are on acreage, for Pete’s sake, consider future expansion. We kind of screwed ourselves with where we put wet walls and bedrooms, so there isn’t much option to put on wings, apart from maybe off our great room, which kind of bites, since if there’s a party going on late, that wing would have to deal with the noise.

Cymry Dragon
Cymry Dragon
2 months ago

Ok, just to get it out there, I’m old. Not about to keel over old (I hope) but old enough to be called a “Boomer”. It used to be when you were young you went about “sewing your wild oats”. You either went to college (to actually learn a profession), got a job or went into the military. I took the military route. I set foot in 15 different countries, almost died twice, met both the most brave and cowardly men I have ever encountered and learned a trade that has provided me and my family a good living. All… Read more »

Hi-ya!
Hi-ya!
2 months ago

i changed dentist’s during Covid cause I heard this new dentist didn’t require masks which I won’t wear. He introduced himself with small talk and then got down to business of my teeth. inwas thinking, I don’t want my dentist to be like me. I don’t want him with his head full of politics and (counter) revolution. I want him to be really boring abs steady. The world needs normies. now, since most people have rejected a religious society you won’t get your feast days and festivals, so it will be a little duller in a right wing society. But… Read more »

Vince
Vince
2 months ago

I’ve never understood the appeal of Fuentes. One look at him activates my skeevey/avoid button. I never had a job like the guy in the video; I graduated High School and went to work with hardhats for 40 years in an oil refinery. It was great; working life with people who understood what normal was. Someone in the comments mentioned bourgeois. Oddly enough, that was the tag my HS friends gave me for taking good blue collar money and avoiding college. I told them all to go piss up a rope. If people like that (in those bygone days) and… Read more »

Tykebomb
Tykebomb
2 months ago

We begin to hate what we cannot have. When you realize, as Fuentes-Woods have, that you will never have an advanced degree and a stable middle class life of your parents, gradually you come to hate. Also, to defend your ego, you begin to idealized what you are currently doing. After all, Fuentes-Woods are the vanguard of the nationalist revolution. Ipso facto, what they do is good. Ultimately, taking a deep breath and then selling out to go to college and eventually settle down with a degree holding professional woman (these are the only skinny women not on drugs left)… Read more »

G706
G706
2 months ago

I see what the guy in the video’s problem is. He needs to be drinking whole milk, not that stuff with the blue lid.

Brandon Laskow
Brandon Laskow
2 months ago

Thanks Z Man for reviving this format, I really appreciate having several options for viewing comments. I do find it puzzling that there are two options for giving ratings, the old smile/frown and the thumbs up/down.

Brandon Laskow
Brandon Laskow
Reply to  Brandon Laskow
2 months ago

I also see that there is an Edit function but it appears to be time-limited. How long after posting can one edit?

I also see that Ostei and Filthie are members. What does it mean to be a member and how does one become one? Donation?

Brandon Laskow
Brandon Laskow
Reply to  Brandon Laskow
2 months ago

Smile/frown gone now

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  Brandon Laskow
2 months ago

Not me.

I want you to see my disapproving frown as I give you the thumbs down.

Heh.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  ProZNoV
2 months ago

You’re a mighty nasty piece o’ work, ProZ…

Hun
Hun
2 months ago

Z-Man, two parallel voting systems in the comments? Are you intentionally torturing us with this abomination? Where should I click so that my vote is not lost? Technology is getting out of hand. Return to Monke!

Tom K
Tom K
2 months ago

Only girls are allowed to have fun. And we’re keeping an eye on you to make sure you don’t have any that’s not approved by us.

Hokkoda
Member
2 months ago

Interesting video. During dinner the other day I made a comment basically, “I’m just a guy in a building doing a thing.” My point was only that I’m realistic about my place in the world. My 18 year old replied, “That’s very existentialist.” Smart kid. The video strikes me that way. He’s just a guy doing a thing. No shrines to himself plastering the walls of his cube. Crappy quecas for lunch. Takes some time to stay fit, plays with the dog. Other than the fact that my wife and I have dinner every night together, pretty much my day.… Read more »

Curious Monkey
Curious Monkey
2 months ago

I think the two camps saw the video with different polarizers and they were talking past each other. I am in the “shit this guy is lame camp”. Day in the life videos are supposed to highlight something interesting about your day like social events or even practical aspects of your job that may be routine but have some meaning. I remember being fascinated as a kid by a documentary about a guy that did maintenance on the Golden Gate bridge, those were the days. This guy’s life looks empty. I know the video is fake, but I’m having a… Read more »

Hemid
Hemid
Reply to  Curious Monkey
2 months ago

Kids who are more online are recognizing it, at least unconsciously, as a video in an established genre: a day in the life of a “professional” who doesn’t do anything. Every prior viral video like this stars a young woman, and is about watching her consume (with quasi-sexual interest). The upper middle class career without work and the “normal life” without *events* are very expensive consumer goods, increasingly inaccessible. Sex-swapping the protagonist in an advertisement for that life makes it even more repulsive. Fuentes just wants to call everybody a loser. He’s gay. That’s what they do. Woods’s complaint is… Read more »

Paul Gottfried
Paul Gottfried
2 months ago

Tang Ping (“lying flat”) movement appears similar to the sentiment of young people here –

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_ping#:~:text=%E2%80%9CLying%20flat%E2%80%9D%20can%20be%20extended,but%20not%20anti%2Dsocial).

Melissa
Melissa
2 months ago

The greatest thing Fuentes could do would be to find a good girl, get married, have a ton of kids and encourage all his zoomer followers to do the same. I think many of them would follow him to the ends of the earth.
He seemed like a bright kid, it’s unfortunate that he is proving to be such an annoying egomaniac. Maybe he should begin a training routine with Sam Hyde and challenge Shapiro to a match.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Melissa
2 months ago

Yes! Who wouldn’t want to watch that bitch-slap fight!

Randy
Randy
Reply to  Melissa
2 months ago

There’s just one problem. Fuentes is a homosexual.

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  Randy
2 months ago

Fuentes is a homosexual who’s also a misogynist.

Very odd cat.

Gespenst
Gespenst
Reply to  Melissa
2 months ago

When Fuentes first showed up he struck me as a wannabee Abbie Hoffman underneath a fedora. What little I’ve scene of him since makes me think I was right.

Vinnyvette
Vinnyvette
Reply to  Melissa
2 months ago

Best thing a fag troll like Fuentes could do is eat a bullet.

DaBears
DaBears
2 months ago

I think males in the younger set realize the landscape has changed to entirely uphill and the smart ones are thinking outside the box. Anecdote, my friend’s 6’3+ ripped and handsome son could be college-bound on a football scholarship. Instead, he resigned from the team, personally thanking everybody especially his coach. The kid had worked multiple jobs to save for a professional camera system. He took courses and apprenticed under a mentor photographer. Now he’s age 17 and pulling down $8,000 per weekend as a high-end wedding photographer with steady work and a portfolio — I didn’t believe this at… Read more »

Steve
Steve
Reply to  DaBears
2 months ago

That’s really good! I’m a few hours SE of you, and I know people can pull in $2-5K per gig doing just lighting and DJ for weddings, but, holy crap, $8K for the photographer? Is that just because Chicago, or should I be suggesting people look into it?

DaBears
DaBears
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

St. Joseph Michigan area. One of my h.s. girlfriends earns even more photographing race horses around the world. But the young man is still a h.s. student and far more centered than I was at his age. I was still taking Latin, running interference for my all-state tailback and working overtime on my sex life.

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
2 months ago

Been turned around till I’m upside down Been all at sea until I’ve drowned And I’ve felt torture, I’ve felt pain Just like that film with Michael Caine I’ve been abused and I’ve been confused And I’ve kissed Margaret Thatcher’s shoes And I been high and I been low And I don’t know where to go Birth, school, work, death Birth, school, work, death And heroin was the love you gave From the cradle to the grave Boys and girls don’t understand The devil makes work for idle hands I cut myself but I don’t bleed ‘Cause I don’t get… Read more »

Gespenst
Gespenst
Reply to  Oswald Spengler
2 months ago

Reads like a Woody Guthrie tribute.

Charlotte Allen
Charlotte Allen
2 months ago

The video isn’t disturbing because the subject is shown as holding down a middle-class white-collar job. It’s disturbing–or, rather, depressing because he comes into contact with not a single fellow human being during the course of his very long workday, lunching all by himself, no office chitchat of any kind, no human interaction before or after work that we can see, etc. He looks as though he’s in solitary confinement. Someone has informed me that he has a wife (he’s wearing a wedding ring that I didn’t spot) with a child on the way (how did my informant know that?).… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Charlotte Allen
2 months ago

There’s certainly some truth to that. However, there is also creeping misanthropy in AINO, and perhaps the West in general. And for people so inclined, the lack of human contact might actually be quite appealing.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Charlotte Allen
2 months ago

Wow. Now I feel depressed about my life… 😉

Hokkoda
Member
Reply to  Charlotte Allen
2 months ago

I noticed that, too. No family, just the dog. Now I’m sure some of that has to do with not wanting to plaster his wife and kid all over the internet. But they’re not mentioned. my wife and I have a sit down cooked-at-home dinner every night. TV is off. Kids sit at the table (if they’re home). I thought we were normal until one of my oldest friends was in town and joined us for dinner. We sat around the table as a family and said grace like we always do. He changed the subject quickly because I think… Read more »

Vxxc
Vxxc
2 months ago

Because the new right is very left, said that years ago.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Vxxc
2 months ago

It’s certainly countercultural. And given what passes for culture these days, counterculturalism is eminently reasonable.

Derecha Disidente
Derecha Disidente
2 months ago

Good insight, Z.

Looking back, it feels to me that the “coffee house right” emerged in the wake of the disastrous Bush administration. (I think Rod Dreher called them “Crunchy Cons”).

Even then it was clear that something new was emerging. Spencer was able to market it and take it for a ride.

TempoNick
TempoNick
Reply to  Derecha Disidente
2 months ago

Dreher, ugh. That’s the name I had forgotten about and wish my memory hadn’t been jogged.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  TempoNick
2 months ago

His name sometimes comes up like a belch from a tin of tainted clams…

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 months ago

Or a hot dog you had two days ago

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Steve
2 months ago

A cheapo brat with tons of kraut and mustard.

John Q. Publicke
John Q. Publicke
2 months ago

My 17 year old son is a junior in an international high school in Europe. He is so right wing and white-centric it even shocks me…and so is every one of his friends, both here in Central Europe and back in SoCal. He has already let me know that he isn’t going to college, but to welding school. He has no interest in women or a relationship, he thinks modern white western women are useless. I don’t know what to say to him, because, well…I more or less agree. I hope he finds a sort of happiness in his views,… Read more »

My Comment
My Comment
2 months ago

One of the most self defeating ideas of the Dissident Right is to encourage young men to shun universities and only go into trades. If we want to ever be more than a defeated people and instead run the country again we will have to have doctors, lawyers, bankers, heads of large organizations, architects, etc. You can’t run a country with just welders and truck drivers. There is a lot to be said for welding and the trades rather than corporations but only having those types of jobs condemn the right to always being marginalized. Granted, in the short run… Read more »

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Gespenst
Gespenst
Reply to  My Comment
2 months ago

Go to college for what? That’s the question. There’s a lingering superstition that a college degree provides a good income and social cachet, but these days it’s only a superstition

right2remainviolent
right2remainviolent
2 months ago

I know I’m late to join the conversation, but what about the thought that it’s frankly quite disturbing that people record and post the most mundane aspects of their life on the internet…or even that everyday Joe posts anything on the internet for all to see? Is it a kind of narcissism to post that? Or possibly his way of trying to make a human connection? I mean I kinda infer from his shirt and cup to Normalize the Norm or whatever it says that the intent was to show that there’s boring parts of everyone’s life and that’s ok,… Read more »

Robbo
Robbo