Do you expect your writing will gain more traction in Washington during the Trump administration than it has in recent years?
I would tend to think so. Considering that I publicly predicted both the 2008 financial crisis and the Trump presidency long before they happened, it would seem to make sense to pay attention to those commentators utilizing effective predictive models rather than those that have proven repeatedly false. Regardless of what people think about it, it is increasingly obvious that the Alt-Right is the only philosophical perspective that is in line with both current science and the present historical trends.
Have you been to DC since Election Day? Are you planning to spend more time in DC during the Trump administration ? (I’m not sure where you’re based)
No, I haven’t been there in years. And I have no intention of going there in the future.
Do you or other intellectuals you’re in touch with have plans for building a lasting political movement?
I have absolutely no interest in building a political movement, ephemeral or lasting. I am solely interested in writing books, designing games, and understanding what is true to the greatest extent of my ability to recognize it. While some of the people with whom I am in touch are actively involved in politics, and I support their efforts, that’s just not something in which I’m interested. My parents were involved in politics and that exposure was sufficient to dissuade me from it.
What was your parents’ political involvement and how did it dissuade you from pursuing politics?
They were heavily involved in Minnesota politics and were both delegates at the 1988 RNC. My father also ran Pat Robertson’s presidential campaign in Minnesota and was close with Ralph Reed and the Christian Coalition. What I saw in the inner circles of the Republican Party was that with a few principled exceptions, most of the establishment figures cared about nothing but influence and money. They viewed ideology as something to keep the rubes occupied.
That’s why Donald Trump smoked the GOP establishment so badly. He listened to the people and embraced their causes. The professional Republicans had been tuning them out for at least 28 years.
Plans to set up think tanks or run candidates for office or set up other political infrastructure?
None at all.
Do you have thoughts or plans on how to gain wider acceptance for ideas that are currently treated as taboo?
Reality has a way of imposing itself on societal taboos. Identity politics are upon the USA whether we like them or not. Acceptance for the Alt-Right perspective will occur due to the continued failures of liberalism and conservatism alike, as it is already obvious to anyone who is paying attention that the idea of a shiny happy multicultural, multireligious America is a complete and utter failure. How much more failure has to happen before people reluctantly abandon their false philosophical models cannot be known, but we know that sooner or later, they will.
In other words, we don’t have to do anything but continue to point out the obvious to everyone, and eventually, inevitably, the sane and stable elements of the America public will come to accept it.
* A beautiful response, and it is now entirely apparent why they wouldn’t touch the thing with a ten foot pole.
* Dude… the answers you gave him probably scared the living crap out of him.
But the whole “alt-right comes to washington” idea is false on its face. Think tanks?
I mean is this supposed to be 1978 or something?
The world is decentralized. The Alt-Right is decentralized.
To quote the old facebook lady… That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works!
* Vox is just a check box on a list of people to provoke evil badthink comments from they can shriek at and use to generate click bait. Actual intelligent engagement and learning about him or any of the alt-right is not on their radar.
* I also find it odd that groups that have gotten ahead by having an in-group identity preference, hate the idea of other groups doing the same, in particular the white majority that formed this very nice place to live in the first place.
* Even though you may not enjoy spending time answering these people, Vox, I think you’re doing a great work by posting up these posts. It lands another blow on the media’s credibility the more it’s displayed just how two-faced they are with interviews.
And we all know that the media lives and dies on credibility.
* From his questions you can see he that he only thinks in terms of setting up think tanks, running candidates for office, building a political movement.
He is not able to grasp that a guy with a blog/website/youtube channel can have more influence these days than an entire political movement with think tanks and candidates, as long as this guy has the right ideas and is able to identify the prevailing trends in history, science and identity politics.
* Ironic reply considering the rumor Jared Kushner is working with Mike Cernovich and a few others to destroy the Alt-Right from within.
This is why Cernovich helped doxx The Right Stuff and other shitlords…
The Alt-Right were just like the Sturmabteilung… useful right until they were not, then it’s purge time.
For good or ill, Trump used the Alt-Right as pawns. Now Trump is working through his Jewish son-in-law to crush the Alt-Right totally. It could be a smart move.
PS: The next one to get doxxed will be Ricky Vaughn. Watch and see.
* I actually thought this article was decent. It captured several of the inner movements and tensions going on among the Right these days. I think it benefited from the reporter not seeming to really understand what he was studying, so he ended up passing along more unvarnished perspective from his interviewees than normal (if he had understood more, I think he would have fit more into his pre-chosen categories–he did enough of that as it was.)
Of course, for an article purporting to be about how the “alt-right is coming to Washington”, it actually included little about those who consider themselves alt-right and less about figures trying to set up shop in Washington. And the swipe at VD for only responding in writing and then not including any of the answers was cowardly. But I’ve seen worse.
* 1 – a strong in group preference, by default, indicates a strong out group DISpreference. otherwise there would be no basis for the in group or a preference for it
2 – IF you prefer the success of your ingroup over the outgroup THEN you will try to implement policies and social norms which hobble the outgroup against which you are competing
3 – when you are the foreigner and tiny minority, this means implementing policies and norms harmful to the majority and native culture