Keith Preston offers a critical evaluation of the movement that shaped the cultural life of contemporary Western societies.
The intellectual and political origins of the New Left as a “fourth way” movement beyond capitalism, fascism, and communism.
The convergence of social forces during the 1960s that made the growth of the New Left possible.
The success of the New Left at carrying out a comprehensive cultural revolution in Western civilization.
The failure of the New Left at opposing American imperialism, challenging the hegemony of plutocratic capitalism, and preventing the subsequent growth of police state repression.
The growth of New Left-inspired “repressive tolerance” as a new force for political oppression.
The theoretical weaknesses of the New Left that contributed to its failures and how these might be corrected for by a new wave of radicalism.
How the various anarchist, libertarian, and anti-state movements have failed to recognize and oppose contemporary forms of left-wing authoritarianism and how this is an obstacle to the growth of an effective anti-state radicalism.
Keith Preston offers a critical analysis of contemporary cultural and political conflict.
The ideological roots of the culture wars in the historic conflict between classical liberalism and socialism.
How the culture wars are a manifestation of class conflict between the traditional WASP elites and the rising, multicultural upper-middle class.
How conservatives, liberals, the far left, and the far right maintain their own distinct narratives and interpretations of American history.
Why the political philosophy of anarcho-pluralism and the related strategic concept of pan-secessionism transcend the convention left/right model of the political spectrum.
Keith’s own unique position of being a political extremist and cultural centrist.
Why anarchists and non-anarchists, leftists and rightists, moderates and radicals all share a common enemy in the form of the empire, international plutocracy, and police state and how culture war psychology prevents the mounting of effective resistance to these.
The need for practical and peaceful alternatives to ideological, sectarian, and tribal conflict.
The Attack the System radio program returns with host Keith Preston.
In this installment Keith discusses:
The need for anarchists to reach out to new sources of potential supporters beyond the radical left and the anarchist youth subculture.
How the ARV/ATS philosophy of anarcho-pluralism continues the traditions of anarchism without adjectives and synthesist anarchism established by classical anarchist luminaries such as Voltairine De Cleyre, the Magon brothers, and Voline.
The observation that most people are not anarchists by nature and the implications of this for anarchist strategy.
The Spanish anarchist movement of the 1930s as a prototype for an anarchist-led anti-state populism.
The tactical concept of pan-secessionism and how this assists anarchists in bridging the gap between anarchists and non-anarchists, leftists and rights, radicals and moderates.
How individualist, communitarian, and progressive versions of anarchist social morality can peacefully co-exist.
Why it is a mistake for anarchists to absorbed in mainstream political and cultural battles which only strengthen the System as a whole.
The possibility of building anarchist-led anti-state populist movements using the pan-secessionist strategy in multiple nations and continents simultaneously in a way that appeals to the historical, cultural, and political traditions of particular peoples.
What trends research, demographic analysis, and military theory indicates the world of 2100 will look like and a vision of decentralized future civilizations where anarchism is the prevailing political current.
In this edition of Attack the System, Keith Preston discusses the results and voting patterns of the 2012 Presidential Election. Keith’s analysis got lost in the shuffle at Counter-Currents, but despite the time throw, it is still well worth listening to.
Keith Preston interviews musician and former activist Robert N. Taylor on Taylor’s vivid experiences with the revolutionary, anti-communist, Minutemen organization of the ’60s and ’70s, and his later work with the folk band Changes.
The type of people who made up the Minutemen organization
COINTELPRO and its infiltration of both left- and right-wing organizations
Some of the techniques used by agitators during supposedly “spontaneous” protests
How problems that existed in the 60s have continued to develop and evolve
How former radical leftists and communists of the 60s went on to become the currrent “establishment”
Taylor’s move away from politics and toward folk music and folk religion
Robert N. Taylor has played an active and influential role on the outsider Right for decades. In the 1960s, he was closely involved with The Minutemen, a grassroots anti-communist group headed by Robert Bolivar DePugh. Due to a variety of factors, including pressure from the FBI and other organizations, the paramilitary group widely known for its “Traitors Beware!” stickers eventually disbanded; but a template for many future militia groups had been formed. After leaving The Minutemen, Taylor turned to other interests and founded the first incarnation of his folk band Changes with cousin Nicholas Tesluk. In the ’70s, Taylor helped pioneer the growing Odinist/Ásatrú movement and remains involved with various organizations. In the late ’90s, Michael Moynihan—an editor of the radical traditionalist journal TyrTYR—rediscovered Changes and worked to release old and new material by the duo. Taylor continues to record and tour.
In the latest installment of Attack the System, Keith Preston interviews National Anarchist activist and author Welf Herfurth.
How National Anarchism has developed over the years
The Left-Right paradigm becoming increasingly outdated
Globalization and homogenization
The Fascist & cult-like mindset of the “antifa”
The State and Nationality
How would NA address mass immigration?
Should National Anarchists focus on local activism, or on organizing a movement that can contend in the political arena
A Life in the Political Wilderness
Supporting anyone who’s against the system, even if you don’t agree with everything he or she says.
How to discuss dissident views with people in day-to-day life.
How a National Anarchist society would deal with public issues like building roads, crime, a foreign invasion, etc.
Welf Herfurth is a founder and chairman of the Sydney Forum, an organization that promotes the ideology of national anarchism, anti-globalization and the right of people for self-determination and preserving their culture. He is a speaker who has addressed numerous political groups in Australia, the USA and Europe. He is an author whose writing has appeared in many publications world wide.
In the latest installment of Attack the System, Keith Preston uses observations and statistical data from the past and present of American politics to make convincing predictions about what to expect in the future.
The increasing polarization evident even within the Republican and Democratic parties
The traditional “binding force” uniting the Left in America
The traditional “binding force” uniting the Right in America
The Tea Party, the Militia Movement, and Secessionist movements
The Politically Correct Left and when it will show its fangs
What to expect as America declines, and how we can be ahead of the game
Tim Wise’s moment of honesty
The pervasiveness of instant gratification
What will happen when the Left can no longer rally its constituent groups around the “WASP boogeyman”
Keith Preston interviews Craig FitzGerald. Topics include:
Why nationalists aught to consider National Anarchism
Craig’s progression from Left-wing Anarchism to National Anarchism
The degree to which the State can actually be abolished in a viable society
The degree to which National Anarchism can accomodate those who believe in a State but oppose the current State.
Agorism and shadow economies
Institutions local communities can form
Homesteading and self-sufficiency
The pervasiveness of instant gratification
Is National Anarchism against technology and urban societies?
National Anarchism and cultural preservation
Craig FitzGerald is a native New Yorker who has been involved in dissident politics since his youth. His analysis is rooted in nationalist, localist and anarchist philosophies and his activism centers around anti-globalization, anti-zionism, and individual and community autonomy and self-sufficiency. He has worked with a varied selection of activist organizations and is an instrumental member of We Are Change NYC. In early 2011, Craig co-founded National Anarchist Tribal Alliance – New York (NATA-NY). He recently moved to the Adirondack Mountains to homestead with fellow NATA-NY members.
Keith Preston interviews Southern nationalist Michael Cushman. Topics include:
The Southern people as a distinct national identity;
Why the South had a closer relationship to the traditional European civilization of the Caribbean than to the bourgeois Protestant culture of the North;
How the Civil War was related to the growth of the state in the nineteenth century and resulted in the creation of a centralized, Jacobin regime in the United States;
How Southern nationalism was reborn in the 1970s;
Michael Cushman is a South Carolinian with family in the State going back to the early Colonial period of mixed Ulster-Scots and German heritage. He has a bachelors degree in history and is currently working on a masters in teaching. Michael taught English for four years in Spain, primarily for the military. He is now back home in South Carolina working to promote the Southern nationalist movement and has organized a number of secession rallies across the State since returning. His website is Southern Nationalist Network.
Keith Preston continues his discussion of the concept of tribal anarchism. Topics include:
The need to synthesize the major anarchist traditions into a comprehensive anarchist meta-politics and incorporate the scattered anarchist tendencies as “tribes” within the wider meta-anarchist paradigm;
How tribal anarchism provides a framework where both contending anarchist tribes and stateless tribes of non-anarchists can peacefully co-exist and unify against the totalitarian liberal-humanist empire;
How anarchist polities might deal with practical questions such as defense, economics, crime, or immigration and how the non-aggression principle establishes a basic foundation for anarchist common law;
How race issues might be handled on the model of “separation of race and state” akin to the concept of “separation of church and state” and how co-existing racial-ideological tribes might form within such a model;
The need to forge a pan-anarchist front that unites anti-state radicals as the leadership corps of a larger libertarian-populist movement that creates alternative infrastructure towards the goal of pan-secession as its primary strategic vehicle;
The ten core demographics and wider agglomeration of political interest groups that might become the constituency for pan-anarchism and pan-secessionism;
Past prototypes for such a movement including the American Revolution, the eclipsing of the Whig Party by the Republicans, the Confederate secession, the pre-WW2 Spanish anarchist movement, and Hezbollah’s successful defenses Lebanon against Israeli occupation.
Keith Preston discusses recent European election results and how these are a manifestation of the Left’s strategy of a “electing a new people.” Topics include:
How the victories of the center-left in recent French, English, and German elections are best explained as resulting from the Left’ strategy of creating a permanent power base for itself through radical demographic change and expansion of the public sector bureaucracy;
Why Obama will likely win re-election due to the Left’s pursuit of the same strategy in the United States;
How the Left’s strategy will likely keep the Left in power for decades to come regardless of actual performance;
Why Euronationalist parties like Marine Le Pen’s National Front and Nick Griffin’s British National Party will be unable to curb the hegemony of the Left;
The need for a new kind of politics that is able to crack the Left’s coalition and build a new political majority through the promotion of secession and decentralization as alternatives to both political correctness and totalitarian government.