‘Antifa Is Winning’

I asked Nathan Cofnas: “Some people are saying to me that you only came up with a few mistakes byKMevin MacDonald. I said you were limited by 12,000 words and that if you had 120,000 words, you could list ten times as many. Is that fair?”

He replied: “Yes. The more you dig the more mistakes you find. I had to cut some good material to stay below the (for a journal) generous word limit, and I don’t doubt that I could find a lot more mistakes if kept looking. There’s also an important distinction to draw between the sorts of minor mistakes that appear in all legitimate academic work, and huge blunders and distortions that are systematic and which undermine the main argument. I think the mistakes I point out in the paper are of the latter sort.”

Comments at my Youtube channel:

* ‘Antifa is winning,’ Richard Spencer has said. He is saying precisely what I would say if I were an infiltrator trying to demoralise the alt-right or damage its public perception. He is saying what I would say if I wanted to help the left or boost the morale of Antifa. This isn’t the first time that Richard Spencer inserted a little remark for the media to latch on to that encourages the enemy and undermines the movement. He says a lot of good things, but then he always likes to put in that one precalculated statement for the media to latch onto – the statement that actually undermines the movement. I am trying to give him the benefit of the doubt, but just keeps doing the same thing. I am beginning to suspect he is doing it on purpose.

The fact of the matter is, if you understanding anything about the growth of political movements or psychological warfare, EVEN WHEN YOUR OPPONENT IS WINNING you don’t go around telling people that they are winning. You don’t say anythying that supports the PERCEPTION that you are on the losing side, since the ultimate success or failure of your movement all depends on beliefs and perceptions in the first place.

There is only one situation in whcih you might want to say the enemy is winning and that you’re on the losing side – and that’s whe you want to give your enemy a false sense of confidence so that they let their guard down or do something self-demaging. And it is not clear to me that Richard Spencer is trying to do anything like this. He is helping Antifa and hurting us.

* Maybe that’s why Richard Spencer looked so dejected in his recent video after he spoke at Michigan State University. A lot is going wrong for the new Right.

* Laurent Guyénot It is almost always in reference to their Jewishness that such opinion makers, who are often ardent Zionists, proclaim themselves universalists: see for example how Rabbi Joachim Prinz, a German Zionist who in 1934 had applauded the Nazi state for being “built upon the principle of the purity of nation and race,” declared in 1963, as chairman of the American Jewish Congress, that he supported the African-American civil rights movement “as a Jew.”[22] “Jewish universalism” is a contradiction in terms and therefore necessarily deceptive. It is self-deception in the case of most Jews, who believe what they have been taught by their representative elites ever since the Haskalah: that there is no contradiction in being a tribalist at home and a universalist in the street—provided that, in each of their universalist stand, they do not lose sight of the important question: “Yes, but is it good for the Jews?”

* LUKE would intellectually stomp Ryan Dawson’s brains out on Race Realism.
But, Ryan would mop the floor with Luke on Israel. It would be some real blood sports. It would make for a highly rated, highly viewed debate. Both Ryan and Luke would learn a lot from each other and it would make them both a lot smarter, it would be very enlightening for the audience too. Luke should reach out to Ryan or to Andy Warski. Ryan has a large following and Luke could pick up a lot of new subscribers. I’d literally pay money to see this debate. Ryan is so cocky and intellectually arrogant, I’d love to see someone wipe that smug look off his face. Ryan will try to argue its all culture and race has zero to do with it. This would be an easy victory for race realism and Luke Ford.

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The Fringe Vs The Core In Russia

Comments at Steve Sailer:

* The Jews hated the Czar due to the pogroms and were active in the socialist movement. The Georgians also hated the Czar due to the suppression of local nationalism and were active in the socialist movement (Georgia independently formed a social democratic state). Additionally there is a coalition of the fringes aspect; the ethnic minorities tended not to like Russians which made them more loyalty to the reds; Jews were/are infamous for this, but others were more essential- the Lithuanians made up the backbone of the early revolution and their contribution to the secret police and red army helped win the day.

* I just finished Steven Kotkin’s second volume of Stalin’s biography. Beria was a really bad guy. Unlike most of the others he actually enjoyed participating in torturing and murdering his opponents. The others leadership members had others do their murdering for them. He was underhanded and quite cruel. However he was an opportunist not an ideological idiot. He understood that Communism did not work and he was quite a capable manager (he was the General Groves of the soviet A-Bomb construction). My guess is that he would have been better choice to lead the Soviet Union out of its blackhole than Kruschev was. Probably would have been a more formidable foe too.

* Jews were over represented in early soviet government because they were the most capable group that was untainted by ties to pre revolutionary government (Slezkine’s: The Jewish Century goes into this). Most Jewish and non Russian Soviet leadership were purged in the great Terror which resulted in a Russification of the soviet state. Stalin hated being reminded of his Georgian background so that may have not been a strong point for Beria. However, it is likely that Stalin liked Beria since their backgrounds were similar.

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Quillette: What the Alt-Right Gets Wrong About Jews

Jonathan Anomaly and Nathan Cofnas write:

George Orwell understood the psychological benefits of directing disdain toward an out-group in order to foster social cohesion among an in-group. In his great novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, he gives the character who would receive “two minutes of hate” every day among the proletarians a Jewish name: Goldstein. It is obvious why. Orwell’s implication was that the Soviet Union and other regimes were capitalizing on a human need to have some group to hate in order to foster loyalty and obedience to the leader of the in-group.

There is some evidence in political psychology for a correlation between high IQ and liberal political beliefs. So we might suspect that Ashkenazi Jews, with the highest average IQ in the world, would lean liberal. Interestingly, though, IQ correlates positively with classical liberalism, which emphasizes both social and economic liberty. This seems to be because those with higher intelligence tend to exhibit personality traits like openness to experience and tolerance for different ways of living. But those with higher IQ are more likely to support free-market economic policies (“liberalism” in the old sense of the word). Intelligence is required to understand how trade can be a positive sum game, and how order can emerge from individuals freely interacting with one another.

There are also obvious historical reasons why Jews would tend to gravitate toward liberal and cosmopolitan political philosophies that emphasize the protection of minority rights. In the early twentieth century, socialists rejected natural human hierarchies and urged persecuted minorities to overthrow their oppressors. To many Jews, socialism meant doing away with the legal and social barriers they had faced for more than a millennium. While socialist societies didn’t live up to their promises in practice, the values they espoused were easy for Jews to identify with. The Holocaust reinforced the feeling among Jews that nationalistic movements were dangerous, and that salvation lay in liberal cosmopolitanism.

Can MacDonald Save His Theory?

Popper’s famous criterion to distinguish science from non-science was “falsifiability.” Any legitimate scientific theory, he said, should specify some state of the world which, if it is observed, would make us logically compelled to reject the theory. One of the problems with Popper’s criterion is that there is no such thing as falsification in the strong sense that he envisaged. Any theory can be salvaged in the face of any evidence, though this may require some fanciful theorizing. In practice, we just have to use our judgement to decide which of the competing theories we are considering explains our observations in the most sensible way. As far as MacDonald goes, no single one of the numerous factual errors documented in Cofnas’s paper can be said to “falsify” his theory. Nor can any single example of right-wing Jews or radical gentiles. We just have to use our judgment to decide whether his conspiracy theory is a better explanation of Jewish liberalism than the simpler high-IQ-plus-persecution theory that we advocate.

No amount of evidence can disprove a theory. But as the influential Jewish philosophers of science Thomas Kuhn and Imre Lakatos argued, eventually the number of ad hoc assumptions we have to make in order to sustain a theory in the face of counterexamples becomes so large that the theory shows itself to have no predictive or explanatory value. Maybe MacDonald has an ad hoc explanation for why the most liberal countries in Europe, which in the past few years accepted the largest number of immigrants relative to their population—Sweden and Germany—have a very small number of Jews. Maybe he has another ad hoc explanation for why Jews like Noam Chomsky are the world’s leading critics of Israel. And for why gentiles who were not under the influence of Jews, like Rousseau and Sartre and countless others over the past couple thousand years, have been political radicals. As to whether these ad hoc explanations are convincing, we will have to use our judgment.

We don’t think MacDonald will be able to rescue his hypothesis, built as it is on misrepresented sources and distortions. But for some dishonest alt-right leaders, the literal truth of his ideas is probably not that important. They need an enemy to unify their movement. There is no more convenient a people to play this role than Jews.

Jonathan Anomaly is a core faculty member of the Department of Political Economy, and Assistant Professor in the PPEL Program, at the University of Arizona.

Nathan Cofnas is reading for a DPhil in philosophy at the University of Oxford.

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Matt Heimbach Did Nothing Wrong!

Bud: “He done told the bitch twice.

Got to tune up the old lady for sneaking around like that.

How’s she expect him to be faithful if she won’t treat him with the dignity of some privacy?”

Daily Beast:

Neo-Nazi Group Implodes Over Love Triangle Turned Trailer Brawl
Matthew Heimbach and his spokesman came to blows after Heimbach was caught sleeping with the spokesman’s wife. What’s more, Heimbach is married to the spokesman’s stepdaughter.

One of America’s highest-profile neo-Nazi parties is “no more” after a bizarre love triangle saw its leader locked up for assault, the party’s former spokesperson, who described the incident as a “white trash circus” told The Daily Beast.

The Traditionalist Worker Party gained national attention after its involvement at the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last August. Its leader, Matthew Heimbach was arrested Tuesday for allegedly assaulting his wife and his spokesman after Heimbach was caught cheating on his wife with the spokesman’s wife.

David “Matt” Parrott was the party’s spokesperson until Tuesday, when he quit in a statement to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Parrott told The Daily Beast the incident might be the end for the white-nationalist group. “People have lost faith in the party on every level,” he said.

Parrott scrapped the TWP’s website after quitting because he believes the party to be dead, he said.

The implosion began at a TWP compound in Paoli, Indiana where Parrott’s wife, Jessica, was allegedly having an affair with Heimbach—who is married to Parrott’s stepdaughter from a previous marriage.

Heimbach and Jessica told Parrott they’d ended the relationship, but Parrot and Heimbach’s wife were skeptical. They arranged to “set up” Heimbach and Jessica in a trailer on Parrott’s property to catch them having sex.

Parrott stood on a box outside the trailer and watched Heimbach and Jessica have sex inside, according to a police report. When the box broke under Parrott’s weight, he entered the trailer to confront them. Heimbach allegedly choked him and chased him into a house, where Parrott threw a chair at him. Heimbach hit back, choking him into unconsciousness, according to the police report….

Police arrested Heimbach on the spot and charged him with battery, intimidation, strangulation, and domestic battery committed in the physical presence of a child. (The Heimbachs’ two young children were present when he allegedly assaulted his wife.) The police report lists Heimbach’s occupation as “white nationalist.”

…[Parrot] claimed Heimbach’s arrest had dealt a serious blow to the white nationalist group’s credibility.

“Obviously due to the events that transpired, people have lost faith in the party on every level. I totally respect that and it’s my job to protect that information.”

Did he expect mass resignations from the party?

“There is no more party ma’am,” Parrott said. “Goodbye.”

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Alt Right Implosion: SPLC: TWP chief Matthew Heimbach arrested, top spokesman quits

Jeff* writes:

I was thinking about the line of argument advanced by Manik in your last live stream. He was very concerned about the absence of an explanation for Jewish overrepresentation absent KMAC’s default position.

I think that Race Realism is probably part of it — but, the point about urbanization is also quite important. In some ways, it’s maybe even more important so long as you’ve got a group IQ over 100…

Intellectual movements really are pretty well localized phenomena. Especially prior to the invention of electronic communications. Jews are clearly intelligent. But, I think they were also geographically located near the places where the action was. It wouldn’t have mattered if the smartest guy in the world in 1910 was a Chinaman or even, say, a kid from Texas. What mattered was having a big brain in the geographic vicinity of a major institution of learning where you’d be likely to wind up doing significant research.

From the Southern Poverty Law Center: Matthew Heimbach, the leader of the Traditionalist Worker Party, is free on bond after being charged with battery in southern Indiana after a bizarre sequence of events involving Heimbach having an affair with his chief spokesman’s wife.

Police in Paoli, Indiana, said Heimbach attacked his wife and TWP spokesman Matt Parrott early Tuesday morning after the two confronted him about the affair with Parrott’s wife.

“I’m done. I’m out,” Parrott told the Southern Poverty Law Center on Tuesday. “SPLC has won. Matt Parrott is out of the game. Y’all have a nice life.”

Parrott declined to comment further on Heimbach’s arrest or his resignation.

But, on the alt-right social media platform Gab, Parrott appeared to distance himself from Heimbach and the TWP.

Parrott posted on March 9: “I have attempted to be a positive, uplifting, and unifying voice in the nationalist cause. At a certain point, even the most stubborn man must hold himself accountable to the fruit of his labor. My focus from here on out will be exclusively infrastructure and logistics.”

Details of what led to Heimbach’s arrest on felony charges were not immediately available, though a representative of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department confirmed they were related to domestic battery and strangulation. Online court records show the charges were filed Tuesday in Paoli, Indiana, about an hour northwest of Louisville, Kentucky.

Heimbach, 26, posted $1,000 bond and was released Tuesday. He did not answer calls to his cellphone and did not return questions sent by text message from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Heimbach started the Traditionalist Worker Party in 2013 after graduating from Towson University. He and his father-in-law, Parrott, folded in Heimbach’s previous organization, the Traditionalist Youth Network, a new white nationalist organization cloaking itself in “traditionalism.”

The latest arrest puts Heimbach in jeopardy of going to jail for a prior incident.

Heimbach pleaded guilty in July 2017 to disorderly conduct in the assault of a protester at a 2016 campaign event for Donald Trump in Louisville, Kentucky.

Heimbach was fined $145 and sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct, a lesser charge. District Court Judge Stephanie Pearce Burke suspended the jail time so long as Heimbach avoids being charged with another offense in the next two years.

A probation hearing for Heimbach is set in Kentucky on June 1.

A federal civil lawsuit is pending against Heimbach, President Donald Trump and others stemming from the incident.

Heimbach’s arrest is the latest incident to rock the alt-right.

Over the weekend, Richard B. Spencer, head of the National Policy Institute, announced he would forgo any more campus speeches for now after a sparsely attended speech on March 5 at Michigan State University.

Heimbach and members of the TWP were outside the agricultural pavilion where Spencer spoke, at one point physically fighting with and throwing rocks at protestors. By the time the fights ended, more than two dozen people – protestors and Spencer supporters – were arrested.

In the days after the Michigan State fracas, Heimbach posted on Gab: “Our speaker spoke at ‘your’ campus. We picked your best fighters up and threw them around like rag dolls until the police stepped in to protect y’all, and we even captured your flag, faggots,” TWP wrote.

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