18% believe states have the right to secede Reply

Thanks to our Las Vegas friends for digging this Rasmussen study up. These numbers are basically the same as those revealed by the Zogby poll two years ago. Apparently, the numbers have remained the same even with a change in the ruling party. I’d be curious how the Rasmussen numbers break down on demographic lines. The Zogby poll showed secessionist support had something of a leftward slant, with liberals, youth, the less educated, low income, and minorities being somewhat more sympathetic. I wonder if the demographics have shifted rightward during the Age of Obama, even if the overall numbers have remained the same.

Our primary goal should be to push these numbers upward on a continual basis. For instance, over the years I’ve seen support for issues or movements like gay rights and marijuana legalization gradually rise from the same kinds of numbers secessionists have at present to being an almost majority nationwide at present. That’s happened in roughly twenty years. I’ve outlined a forty-year plan for our movement. In twenty years we need to have at least as much support for the mere right of secession as things like marijuana decriminalization or gay marriage have at present, and the size of actual secession movements and their support has to show a corresponding increase. Right now ten percent of the U.S. population thinks secession would be good, and another twenty percent is on the fence. We need to get a solid thirty percent in our camp within the next decade or two. By the year 2050, we need to have a majority of the U.S. population in favor of actual secession by their particular region or community, and an even larger majority in favor to the technical right of secession, just like a majority of Americans presently support abortion rights, even if some of them are personally opposed to abortion or would not participate in it.

Rothbard on Individualism, Nationalism, and Immigration 3

Rothbard’s classic Nations by Consent: Decomposing the Nation-State

I generally agree with Rothbard’s position as outlined here, with the exception that I would take a looser, more open-ended definition of property rights or “private property” than Rothbard’s strict Lockeanism.

The question of open borders, or free immigration, has become an
accelerating problem for classical liberals. This is first, because the welfare
state increasingly subsidizes immigrants to enter and receive permanent
assistance, and second, because cultural boundaries have become increas-
ingly swamped. I began to rethink my views on immigration when, as
the Soviet Union collapsed, it became clear that ethnic Russians had been
encouraged to flood into Estonia and Latvia in order to destroy the
cultures and languages of these peoples. Previously, it had been easy to
dismiss as unrealistic Jean Raspail’s anti-immigration novel The Camp
of the Saints, in which virtually the entire population of India decides to
move, in small boats, into France, and the French, infected by liberal
ideology, cannot summon the will to prevent economic and cultural
national destruction. As cultural and welfare-state problems have inten-
sified, it became impossible to dismiss Raspail’s concerns any longer.
However, on rethinking immigration on the basis of the anarcho-
capitalist model, it became clear to me that a totally privatized country
would not have “open borders” at all. If every piece of land in a country
were owned by some person, group, or corporation, this would mean
that no immigrant could enter there unless invited to enter and allowed
to rent, or purchase, property. A totally privatized country would be as
“closed” as the particular inhabitants and property owners desire. It seems
clear, then, that the regime of open borders that exists de facto in the
U.S. really amounts to a compulsory opening by the central state, the
state in charge of all streets and public land areas, and does not gen-
uinely reflect the wishes of the proprietors.
Under total privatization, many local conflicts and “externality”
problems-not merely the immigration problem-would be neatly set-
tled. With every locale and neighborhood owned by private firms, cor-
porations, or contractual communities, true diversity would reign, in
accordance with the preferences of each community. Some neighborhoods
would be ethnically or economically diverse, while others would be
ethnically or economically homogeneous. Some localities would permit
pornography or prostitution or drugs or abortions, others would pro-
hibit any or all of them. The prohibitions would not be state imposed,
but would simply be requirements for residence or use of some person’s
or community’s land area. While statists who have the itch to impose
their values on everyone else would be disappointed, every group or
interest would at least have the satisfaction of living in neighborhoods
of people who share its values and preferences. While neighborhood
ownership would not provide Utopia or a panacea for all conflicts, it
would at least provide a “second-best” solution that most people might
be willing to live with.

Just Another Week of Servin' and Protectin' 4

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Cobb County GA cop resigns after arrested on possession of child pornography charges after tip sparked investigation: http://is.gd/d2gvkSee More

New Albany IN cop probed for missing sensitivity class ordered after he said that civil rights was biggest mistake in US: http://is.gd/d0Zg4

Camden NJ cop sentenced to probation for ordering women into his truck and cruiser while in uniform & then groping them: http://is.gd/d3HUW

Bal Harbour FL cop takes plea deal after sexually assaulting a 7yr-old girl http://is.gd/cXQiV

Houston TX 4 cops involved in videotaped beating of cuffed 16yr-old suspect http://is.gd/d0PHy

Louisville KY police accused of using excessive force on nude 19yr-old suffering from apparent mental condition: http://is.gd/d04JZ

Palm Beach Co FL sheriff says county’s ethics rules don’t apply to him, orders officers to refuse to take ethics classes: http://is.gd/cYsDR

3 Parkersburg WV cops sued alleging they used anti-gay slurs when they beat & kicked man at his home in front of partner: http://is.gd/d5FVF

Baltimore MD school police officer found guilty of 2nd degree assault & sexual abuse of a 16yr-old female student: http://is.gd/d000g

Tybee GA police officer resigns over tasering of autistic teen: http://is.gd/d4oba

North Carolina State trooper resigns after drunk driving and hit & run charges: http://is.gd/d3HpX

Chaves County NM deputy fired for crashing into fence post w/cruiser while talking on cell, then lying about it: http://is.gd/d1mDK

San Francisco CA police accused of not divulging that cop testifying in case once stabbed suspect in face w/crack pipe: http://is.gd/cZslS

Macon GA police officer charged with battery & cruelty to children for hitting wife in front of grandkids: http://is.gd/cZlyU

Marco Island FL police sued by pharmacy alleging cops are intentionally harassing their customers to ruin their business: http://is.gd/d1uKe

San Francisco CA police sgt subject of lawsuit by ex-cop claiming she was forced out after refusing his sexual advances: http://is.gd/d1bQg

Maywood CA lays off employees & shuts down services after unable to afford insurance because of police misconduct costs: http://is.gd/d03gE

Bartlett TN police accused in suit of hiding years of abuse woman suffered at hands of cop who doused her in gasoline: http://is.gd/d0NA1

Chicago IL may settle suit for $6.3mil to man wrongfully imprisoned for 25yrs when police lab allegedly withheld evidence http://is.gd/d3V9m

Brunswick FL police chief admits to misleading officials about cop disciplined for lying about sex with a prostitute: http://is.gd/cZVtf

Clackamas County OR deputy charged for sexual misconduct w/women in jail and on home detention: http://is.gd/d1f58

Millville NJ police officer charged with domestic violence on allegations he grabbed an unspecified woman by the neck: http://is.gd/d4NjO

California Hwy Patrol officer convicted on bribery & perjury charges for dismissing traffic ticket in exchange for sex: http://is.gd/cYpq0

Sealy TX police officer subject of suit alleging he entered home w/o warrant then arrested man for taking picture of him: http://is.gd/d15Ty

Memphis TN police sergeant pleads guilty to embezzling $25k from police union he led: http://is.gd/d0TYz

US State Department diplomatic security agent gives wife brain damage in fight when she accused him of affair: http://is.gd/d2v3g

Los Angeles Co CA deputy’s union fights policy banning deputies from carrying guns when drunk as alcohol incidents climb: http://is.gd/d00FB

Durham County NC deputy accused of using excessive force on 78yr-old man w/alzheimer’s: http://is.gd/d18Bo

Ottawa Hills OH cop convicted of assault for shooting & paralyzing man at traffic stop: http://is.gd/cXQwe

NY Video released in trial of NYPD officer for repeatedly beating Iraq war vet with baton: http://is.gd/cYf8u

Jacksonville FL settles $200k suit to family of 80yr-old man killed after confronting cops posing as dealers on his lawn: http://is.gd/cYdvD

Broward County FL deputy charged w/fraud for filing false accident report to get insurance refund: http://is.gd/d1mqA

Chattanooga TN cop on paid leave while investigated for blocking man from getting wife to ER & arresting him for trying: http://is.gd/cXRMf

Duluth GA police officer found guilty on 9 counts for attacking woman at roadside and shooting fellow cop in drunken rage http://is.gd/d3YfM

North Las Vegas NV cop who resigned after lying about badge stopping bullet arrested on false reporting & firearm charges http://is.gd/cZP1Q

4 Greenville SC deputies subject of suit by 18yr old beaten in recorded incident: http://is.gd/cWKLH

3 Buffalo NY cops suspended 1mo w/o pay for drinking at bar & assaulting: http://is.gd/d2jsV

New York NY police subject of wrongful death suit alleging they let innocent man die in custody by denying him insulin: http://is.gd/cWNjl

North Dakota State trooper arrested on misdemeanor DV charge, allegedly punched & kicked wife while she held their baby: http://is.gd/d33Qk

Bakersfield CA cop arrested for driving under the influence and hit & run in his patrol car: http://is.gd/d5Iho

Bridgeport CT loses suit for $300k to man who suffered skull fracture & blinded in one eye when beaten at traffic stop: http://is.gd/d0N3x

Texas DPS trooper pleads guilty to choking man at church & theft via swapped tags at store http://is.gd/d3Ncd

Sacramento Co CA deputy under investigation for allegedly punching woman at dog park over dog fight: http://is.gd/cVZPG

New York NY 2 men and 2 boys unlawfully arrested for having a water balloon fight: http://is.gd/cZIo3

Farmington NH police detective indicted for stealing over $1,000 from evidence after investigation into missing items: http://is.gd/d0cr5

Dayton OH settles suit for $27k to couple who racked up $64k in medical bills after hit by patrol car going wrong way: http://is.gd/d0QCs

Luzerne PA hires 2 cops fired from other departments for their new police department, one of which has criminal record: http://is.gd/d3ePr

Solon OH police accused of profiling after cops cuff & hold 16 & 12yr old kids at gun point looking for adult suspect: http://is.gd/d2hAf


Updated News Digest June 26-27, 2010 Reply

American Revolutionary Vanguard: Loved By Few, Hated By Many, Respected By All

“Marcuse Is Dead…And We Have Killed Him.” -Quagmire, ATS Reader

“What we fight is is _State_ socialism, leveling from above, bureaucracy; what we advocate is free association and union, the absence of authority, mind freed from all fetters, independence and well-being of all. Before all others it is we who preach _tolerance_ for all – whether we think their opinions right or wrong – we do not wish to crush them by force or otherwise… If our ideas are wrong, let those who know better teach us better.”

Gustav Landauer, Social Democracy in Germany, Freedom Press 1896

Against the Empire: Defeating Imperialism Through Secession by Michael Cushman

How Many Americans Can Obama Kill? by Glenn Greenwald

A “Do Over” in Afghanistan by Stephen Walt

Israel Policy: Ignorance or Cynicism? by M.J. Rosenberg

America’s Alliances: Time for a Second Look? by Michael Scheuer

An Increasingly Politicized Military by Bruce Ackerman

Cause and Effect in the War on Terror by Glenn Greenwald

Did Bush and Company Do Medical Research on Detainees? by Sheldon Richman

Is There an End in Sight in Afghanistan? by Robert Fox

The Abolition of Nuclear Weapons Requires the End of the U.S. Empire by Robert Jensen

McChrystal Did Obama a Huge Favor by Alexander Cockburn

Putting Petraeus in Perspective by Patrick Cockburn

Losing It at the Airport Checkpoint by Ralph Nader

Killing Civilians, Ducking Blame by Kathy Kelly and Dan Pearson

The System and the Drug War by Adam Engel

Is Petraeus McChrystal’s Replacement or Obama’s? by Paul Craig Roberts

A Call to Resist the IMF from Infoshop.Org

Santa Cruz Anarchists Seek to “De-Mystify Anarchy” by J.M. Brown

Concerning the Social War in Greece from Infoshop.Org

Demonstration of Anarchists in Solidarity with Prisoners from Infoshop.Org

McChrystal: Past, Present, and Future by Karen Kwiatkowski

Murder With Malice Aforethought by Arthur Silber

Kill the “Kill Switch” by Justin Raimondo

McChrystal’s Challenge by Justin Raimondo

Glenn Beck’s South-Bashing by Stonewall

Trouble in Cosmoterian Land: Dave Weigal Resigns by Red Phillips

The Need for Secession by Patroon

A Native American on the Racist American Empire by Dennis Steele

On the Social Construction of Race by John Howard

Is World Peace Possible? by Oswald Spengler

The End of Our Culture? by James Leroy Wilson

Who Would Maintain Roads Worse Than the State? by Darian Worden

PIG Slams Elderly Woman’s Head in the Concrete from Francois Tremblay

Defiance is in Our DNA by Ted Nugent

Why I Hate Harry Truman by Justin Raimondo

Five Months of Packing Heat by Manuel Lora

Smile for the Fuzz by Paul Huebl

“Play It, James!” by Gary North

Libertarians in a State-Run World by Murray Rothbard

Police State Rule # 1 by William Norman Grigg

The Urgent Case for Nullification by Tom Eddlem

Is America Destined to Starve? by Philip Parham

The Feds Wrecked an Entire Town by Bill Anderson

Americans Are Barely Hanging On by Gary North

School is a Twelve Year Jail Sentence by John Taylor Gatto

PIGS Taser Granny by William Norman Grigg

The PIGS Murdered a Dog by David Kramer

PIGS Without Brains by William Norman Grigg

Off-Duty Crimes by Butler Shaffer

Possession of Any Drug Has Been Legal in Portugal Since 2001 by David Kramer

48% See U.S. Government Today as a Threat to Individual Rights

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Liberal Double Talk: A New Form of Political Brainwashing by Dr. Tomislav Sunic

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Obama Is Still Imprisoning Innocent Men Andy Worthington interviewed by Scott Horton

Don’t Let Them Shut Down the Internet Bruce Schneier interviewed by Scott Horton

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AlternativeRight.Com Is Now Live!

Community Organizing and National-Anarchism presentation by Andrew Yeoman

Tribal Anarchism Video Series Parts One, Two, Three, Four

United Anarchism Vs United Nationism

Fall of the New World Order

The Tyranny of “Tolerance”

“A centralised democracy may be as tyrannical as an absolute monarch; and if the vigour of the nation is to continue unimpaired, each individual, each family, each district, must preserve as far as possible its independence, its self-completeness, its powers and its privilege to manage its own affairs and think its own thoughts.

–James Anthony Froude (1818-1894), author and historian.
Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects

“Whoever appeals to the law against his fellow man is either a fool or a coward. Whoever cannot take care of himself without police protection is both. It is as cowardly to betray an offender to justice, even though his offences be against yourself, as it is not to avenge an injury by violence. It is dastardly and contemptible in a wounded man to betray the name of his assailant, because if he recovers, he must naturally expect to take vengeance himself.”
– From Porello, The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia

A Nation of Sheep, Ruled by Wolves, Owned by Pigs

The Revolution Within Anarchism

Forty Years in the Wilderness?

Liberty and Populism: Building An Effective Resistance Movement for North America

Organizing the Urban Lumpenproletariat

National Anarchy and the American Idea

Don’t Talk to the Police

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"Almost Doest Thou Persuadist…"? 2

A post at the Forums of the Libertarian Left:

I think our mistake (tempted by Aster) was to denounce Keith Preston, as an homophobe, far rightist. What an idiocy it was. Keith Preston is nothing but a Leftist frustrated with the petty-bourgeois (or haute-bourgeious) Champagne Left. He reminds of Greek curmudgeonly Stalinists, who denounce everything New Leftist as “anti-worker” and “a bourgeious disorder” (not that they are completely wrong)… The Communist Party of Greece is (in)famous for doing exactly the same thing as Keith Preston. It has struggled to destroy the New Left influence in every possible way, by denouncing it in the same ways that our guest Quagmire did, even glossing over or directly cooperating with the Hard Right. Yet no-one DARES to attack it as anti-Leftist (in fact the opposite has happened. Every feminist, Gay Liberationist is condemned as anti-worker, and suspected of neoliberal tendencies. Only Green ideology is allowed, since CPG is turning increadingly Malthusian). I personally don’t dislike Keith Preston at all, I just think he is misguided. In fact, I would say that if Prestonism (in the form of his Liberty and Populism essay, not its current Ultra-Far/Right-friendly form) was imported to Greece, I would consider it the greatest thing since sliced bread. Not only it would be the best possible substitute of Stalinism, and ironically it would considered as “intellectually renewing” the Far Left.”

It’s interesting how these folks have to put labels on or categorize everything: “Maybe Keith Preston’s not a Fascist after all, maybe he’s a Communist!”

The “Liberty and Populism” essay is still the foundation of my outlook and program. In fact, soon I will be developing it into a script for a video documentary to be produced by one of our ARV/ATS associates.  As for my involvement with Alternative Right, apparently these folks don’t understand the difference between an intellectual circle and a political movement. Alternative Right is not a party, but a collection of writers and thinkers. Just like the Weimar intellectual circle around Ernst Junger included the left-wing Nazis Otto and Gregor von Strasser, the Jewish anarchist Erich Muhsam, the national-bolshevik Ernst Niekisch, and the Hobbesian Carl Schmitt, so does Alternative Right include a Catholic traditionalist (Jim Kalb), a Russian nationalist (Nina Kouprianova), a racialist anarcho-capitalist (Richard Hoste), a gay-masculinist ex-Satanist (Jack Donovan), a neo-pagan white nationalist (Alex Kurtagic), a curmudgeonly Old Rightist (Paul Gottfried), and a Nietzschean-Bakuninist old anarchist (yours truly). Richard Spencer himself seems to lean towards paleolibertarianism.  As a hat tip to one of the conventional pieties of our time, we might call this “diversity.”

The Ten Core Demographics of Alternative-Anarchism/Pan-Secessionism 11

1. The Populist Right: A wide assortment of sub-tendencies including gun rights, white rights, religious rights, men’s rights, father’s rights, family rights, alternative medicine, home schoolers, conspiracists, militias, state’s rights, local sovereignty, pro-life, hard money, libertarian, anti-tax. Eventually more and more from these camps will recognize that they have no prospect of victory within the context of the present system and will begin looking for alternatives.

2. The Sinking Former Middle Class: Class divisions in the U.S. will increasingly resemble those of Latin America, and when that happens the former middle class will  be PISSED!

3. The Antiwar/Civil Liberties Left: Expect a major split in the future between this Left and the race/gender/gay identity politics/welfare state Left.

4. The Urban Underclass: Expect no revolution without gaining the support of this class. To win, we must control the major cities, and we do that by gaining the support of this class.

5. The Lumpenproletariat: Broadly defined as traditional outgroups who were never incorporated into the Left’s pantheon of the oppressed, e.g. drug users, prisoners, the homeless, psychiatric inmates, cults and sequestered sects, prostitutes/sex workers, youth subcultures, those whose livelihood is criminalized outright, to name but a few.

6. Racial Minorities Outside the Liberal Paradigm: Ranges from conservative minorites to racial/national separatists to ethnic autonomists to lumpen elements, e.g. gangs, conventional criminals, convicts.

7. The DeClasse: Persons from privileged backgrounds, particularly younger people, who reject the values of their class (e.g. egalitarian consumerism).

8. Ecological Radicals: Not tree-hugging Al Gore fans and global warming hysterics, but primitivists, deep ecologists, Earth Firsters, ALFers/ELFers, peak oilers, neo-Luddites, Kaczynskians, and Linkolans.

9. Lower class members of the traditional outgroups and/or left-wing constituent groups: e.g. feminist women, racial/ethnic minorities, traditional union members, gays, sexual minorities, cultural liberals, countercultural youth, environmentalists, who eventually recognize that liberalism isn’t bringing home the bacon and that all of this political correctness isn’t paying the rent.

10. Refugees from Political Correctness: Former liberals who wise up aka modern day Arthur Koestlers.

Collectively, these and other related or overlapping demographic factions represent a majority of the U.S. population (or will be a majority decades from now at the hour of the revolution). Our mission is to build the appropriate coalitions and alliances at the local level, and then at the regional level, and then at the national or continental level with the end game of mass pan-secession always being in sight. To win, we need to take a super-majority of the territorial U.S. with us. The forces of the local coalitions should be reflective of local cultures and dominant ideological trends while regional and national alliances should be based simply on the need for common defense against the common enemy. The anarchist communities of the past are a model for new anarchist communities in the future, the Hanseatic and other medieval leagues are a model for the regional alliances of local communities, and the Continental Congresses or Articles of Confederation of the American Revolution, or the Spanish Anarchist militias, are a model for the assertion of common independence from You Know Who.

Advancing Class Struggle and Defending Outgroups: That Would Be Us 2

The defining characteristics of the historic Left have been the promotion of class struggle and defending outgroups. Classical liberalism was the ideology of the rising bourgeoisie class, and socialism was the ideology of the proletarian insurgency. The Left has usually been involved in the defense of outgroups like racial or religious minorities, or women and homosexuals. But what happens when social dynamics change and new classes become ruling classes, and former outgroups become dominant groups?

Are not advocates of such causes as men’s rights, father’s rights, free speech for “racists and fascists,” religious liberty for traditionalists or fundamentalists, or gun rights speaking up on behalf of present day outgroups? Are not poor, uneducated whites, “rednecks,” or conservative Southerners now an outgroup despised by elites?

In addition to a lengthy list of outgroups associated with the political Right, I have in the past identified a similarly lengthy list of outgroups of a more traditional nature that have never been incorporated into the Left’s pantheon of the oppressed. I have argued for the advancement of such outgroups, left and right, within the context of a class stuggle oriented towards those classes that are outside of the present corporate-social democratic paradigm, and in a way that rejects the state as the twin pillar of plutocracy rather than as the supposed antidote to plutocracy as the Socialists claim.

Are we at ATS and our allies not in fact the “true left” and are not our Cultural Marxist and statist-liberal enemies a new breed of “conservatives” who wish to defend an existing establishment comparable, perhaps, to the Brezhnev conservatives of the latter Soviet period?

What Separates Left from Right? 4

Paul Gottfried argues that what separates Left from Right is not equality vs liberty but equality vs inequality. Thomas Sowell argues that the difference is a constrained vision vs an unconstrained vision of humanity, human society, human potential, and so forth. Others have argued the difference is one of universalism vs particularism, or a linear view of history vs the view that history is either cyclical or simply a series of events with no discernible pattern. Still others say the difference is one of tradition vs the experimental. So which one is it, or is it all of these?

What I've Been Saying All Along 33

“It’s a collection of paleo-libertarians, ethnic nationalists, and whatnot. Frankly, I prefer the neocons to these lunatics who celebrate the worse elements of culture in the name of being “anti-state”.”

-So-called left-libertarian “Brain Police” on the Alternative Right

I have long argued that those who see cultural leftism as the primary value system and as one that trumps all other considerations will ultimately be worthless when it comes to fighting the state, the ruling class, or the empire, because they ultimately share the same essential values as the present day elites: hedonism, materialism, cosmopolitanism, univeralism, and egalitarianism.

It really takes a special kind of mind to consider the neocons to be preferable to anti-statists who happen to be cultural conservatives. Many of the leading neocons have openly called for a world war comparable to the two previous ones in the name of eradicating Islam. Many of them have openly called for presidential dictatorship in the name of fighting the war on terrorism. But, hey, who cares about all that when there’s dope to be smoked, internet porn to be jerked off to, and bathhouses to be visited? Justin Raimondo sized up these folks perfectly:

As long as they can take drugs, abort fetuses, and sodomize each other to their hearts’ content, he and his Beltway buddies have no problem with the US rampaging over half the earth, regime-changing and taking out “rogue” states at will. As long as it’s a “free market” empire, they’re all in favor of it.

Of course, Justin was talking about the neo-libertarians who’ve made their peace with the establishment, but scratch some of these left-libertarians and you have a budding neo-libertarian. When Brain Police grows out of his sandbox, look for a neocon-friendly “liberaltarian” to emerge.

A White Nationalist Responds 1

An thoughtful response to my article on white nationalism has been placed at the Occidental Dissent site. The short version of my response to this would be essentially a variation of the same I would give to a Marxist.

“Yes, class matters and socioeconomic relations are important, but they’re not everything or even the most important thing.”

“Yes, race matters and race relations are important, but they’re not everything or even the most important thing.”

As Pareto said:

The class struggle, to which Marx has specially drawn attention, is a real factor, the tokens of which are to be found on every page of history. But the struggle is not confined only to two classes: the proletariat and the capitalist; it occurs between an infinite number of groups with different interests, and above all between the elites contending for power. The existence of these groups may vary in duration, they may be based on permanent or more or less temporary characteristics. In the most savage peoples, and perhaps in all, sex determines two of these groups. The oppression of which the proletariat complains, or had cause to complain of, is as nothing in comparison with that which the women of the Australian aborigines suffer. Characteristics to a greater or lesser degree real — nationality, religion, race, language, etc. — may give rise to these groups. In our own day [i.e. 1902] the struggle of the Czechs and the Germans in Bohemia is more intense than that of the proletariat and the capitalists in England.

The socialists of our own day have clearly perceived that the revolution at the end of the eighteenth century led merely to the bourgeoisie’s taking the place of the old elite. They exaggerate a good deal the burden of oppression imposed by the new masters, but they do sincerely believe that a new elite of politicians will stand by their promises better than those which have come and gone up to the present day. All revolutionaries proclaim, in turn, that previous revolutions have ultimately ended up by deceiving the people; it is their revolution alone which is the true revolution. “All previous historical movements” declared the Communist Manifesto of 1848, “were movements of minorities or in the interest of minorities. The proletarian movement is the self-conscious, independent movement of the immense majority, in the interest of the immense majority.” Unfortunately this true revolution, which is to bring men an unmixed happiness, is only a deceptive mirage that never becomes a reality. It is akin to the golden age of the millenarians: forever awaited, it is forever lost in the mists of the future, forever eluding its devotees just when they think they have it.

Take out the terms “class struggle” and “socialists” and put in their place “racial struggle” and “racialists” and you have the same principle.

Updated News Digest June 19-20, 2010 Reply

American Revolutionary Vanguard: Loved By Few, Hated By Many, Respected By All

“Marcuse Is Dead…And We Have Killed Him.” -Quagmire, ATS Reader

“What we fight is is _State_ socialism, levelling from above, bureaucracy; what we advocate is free association and union, the absence of authority, mind freed from all fetters, independence and well-being of all. Before all others it is we who preach _tolerance_ for all – whether we think their opinions right or wrong – we do not wish to crush them by force or otherwise… If our ideas are wrong, let those who know better teach us better.”

Gustav Landauer, Social Democracy in Germany, Freedom Press 1896

Cut Spending on the Military Industrial Complex by Lawrence Korb and Christopher Preble

Progressives Want “Direct Action” But Disarmed Public by Paul Craig Roberts

Something’s Got to Give in Afghanistan Quagmire by Ken Bode

Fighting the Vietcong in Afghanistan by Richard Cohen

The US Wins the Right to Abduct Innocent People with Impunity by Glenn Greenwald

Chuck Schumer: Mainstream Democrat by Glenn Greenwald

He Should Have Kept His Mouth Shut by Alexander Cockburn

Helen Thomas: An Appreciation by Paul Craig Roberts

The Scourging of Helen Thomas by Ralph Nader

Anarchy Would Most Likely Prevent BP Oil Disaster by Alex Bradshaw

Deconstructing Obama’s BP Speech by Anthony DiMaggio

The Glenn Beck Deception by Richard Spencer

Desegregating the Holy Land by Richard Spencer

“Onto the Ocean or Death!” by Ross Kenyon

Think for Yourself by Kevin Carson

The Most Dangerous Country in the World for Journalists by Patrick Cockburn and Terri Judd

Helen Thomas’ Watergate Scoop by Fred Gardner

Why the French Hate Noam Chomsky by Diana Johnstone

The Re-Education of Helen Thomas by Christopher Ketcham

Three Wars Uncompleted, the Price Paid by Vijay Prashad

Bad Parallels: US and Greece by Dean Baker

Pornography and the Military by Robert Jensen

Against Schools by John Taylor Gatto

War and Foreign Policy by Murray Rothbard

Stateless But Not Lawless by Thomas DiLorenzo

Economic Hitmen Target You by William Norman Grigg

Inglorious Basterds by Paul Gottfried

Amnesty for the Banksters, Debtors Prisons for the Serfs by William Norman Grigg

Will Arizona Dare to Defy the Feds Again? by Derek Sheriff

The White House Ordered a Forgery to Justify Aggressive War by Ron Suskind

Dissent, Rebellion, and All Around Hell Raising by John Whitehead

Life in a Communist Concentration Camp by Xiaoda Xiao

Those Repellent Neoconservatives by Murray Rothbard

The Snitch Syndrome by Justin Raimondo

Is Benjamin Netanyahu Rational? by Philip Giraldi

Are Foreign Lives of Equal Worth to Ours? by Adil E. Shamoo

Too Many Useless Degrees

Teenager Passes Out While Marrying Cow He Had Sex With (yes, you read that right!)

Racist Drag Queen Draws Protests (yes, you read that right!)

Audio Broadcasts

Default, Civil Unrest, World War III Gerald Celente interviewed by Lew Rockwell

Speech to the Council of Conservative Citizens by Dr. Tomislav Sunic

Spontaneous Order

AlternativeRight.Com Is Now Live!

Community Organizing and National-Anarchism presentation by Andrew Yeoman

Tribal Anarchism Video Series Parts One, Two, Three, Four

United Anarchism Vs United Nationism

Fall of the New World Order

The Tyranny of “Tolerance”

“A centralised democracy may be as tyrannical as an absolute monarch; and if the vigour of the nation is to continue unimpaired, each individual, each family, each district, must preserve as far as possible its independence, its self-completeness, its powers and its privilege to manage its own affairs and think its own thoughts.

–James Anthony Froude (1818-1894), author and historian.
Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects

“Whoever appeals to the law against his fellow man is either a fool or a coward. Whoever cannot take care of himself without police protection is both. It is as cowardly to betray an offender to justice, even though his offences be against yourself, as it is not to avenge an injury by violence. It is dastardly and contemptible in a wounded man to betray the name of his assailant, because if he recovers, he must naturally expect to take vengeance himself.”
– From Porello, The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia

A Nation of Sheep, Ruled by Wolves, Owned by Pigs

The Revolution Within Anarchism

Forty Years in the Wilderness?

Liberty and Populism: Building An Effective Resistance Movement for North America

Organizing the Urban Lumpenproletariat

National Anarchy and the American Idea

Don’t Talk to the Police

“The king is most wounded by ridicule.” -Thomas Hobbes

Retrato de Nietzsche

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We Need MORE Volunteers, Damn It! 9

The last call for volunteers really produced some results, so I’m going to do it again.

The ARV/ATS associates in Boston and Las Vegas and the Queer ATS affiliate have really been knocking it out. Plus, Bay Area National-Anarchists have a new website and National-Anarchist Women has been revitalized. My apologies to anyone who has been particularly active and whom I’ve neglected to mention.

We still need more groups in more locations, of course, and with still more variety of themes. Here is a list of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. We need to establish ATS, N-A or Alternative Anarchist groups in all of these localities. For instance, we certainly need groups in Chicago, L.A. and New York City. Who wants to step up to the plate? Just establish a blog or FB page modeled on the ones already in existence, keep it active and updated, and let people start coming to you. Do so anonymously by using pseudonyms if you need to. Also, the National-Anarchists in the Military, Paleo-Anarchism, and American New Right sites have not been updated in a while. I would encourage the owners of all of these to post fresh material if at all possible or, if not, consider delegating temporary editorial control to someone who has the time or resources to be more active.

We don’t want to confine our activities to big cities only, of course. We need groups in rural areas, smaller towns and secondary cities, or suburban areas on the outskirts of the major metropolises. For those readers out there who are sick of plastic suburban life, how about starting an ATS or N-A group in your community, or in your school or university. For all of the red staters, why not a Montana ATS group or a Nebraska N-A collective? Cascadia? Texas? the Carolinas?

Here are some other possibilities:

National-Anarchist/Austro-Libertarian Alliance

Attack the System Group for Radical Greens, Peak Oilers, Primitivists, Linkolans, and Deep Ecologists

Native American Attack the System Group

Christian National-Anarchists

National-Syndicalists

Attack the System Canada

Islamic National-Anarchists

Attack the System Firearms and Self-Defense Project

Attack the System Student Association

Mormon National-Anarchists

Catholic National-Anarchists

Attack the System Fathers’ Rights Group

Attack the System Men’s Rights Project

National-Anarchist Project to Assist Battered Women and Abused Children

The Szasz Alliance: Exposing the Mental Health Industry

Attack the System Police State Monitoring Project

National-Anarchists Against Imperialist War

National-Anarchist Palestine Solidarity Project

Pagans Against Political Correctness

National-Anarchist Alliance to Expose Atrocities Against White South Africans

Bias in Hate Crimes Reporting Group

Attack the System Anti-AIPAC Outreach Project

National-Anarchists Against the Federal Reserve

Russian-American National-Anarchists

Asian-American National-Anarchists

African-American National-Anarchists

Attack the System General Strike for Superstore and Fast Food Workers Project

Attack the System Prisoner Outreach Project

National-Anarchist Alternative Medicine Group

National-Anarchist Tea Party Outreach Project

Attack the System Secession for (pick your city, state, or region)

National-Anarchist Association of Home-Schoolers

National-Anarchists for Animal Rights

National-Anarchist Squatters

Attack the System Drug War Resistance Project

Attack the System Sex Workers Group

Celtic National-Anarchists

The Evola Study Group

The Nietzsche Study Group

The Classical Anarchist Study Group

Literature of the Weimar Conservative Revolution Study Group

Third Position Health Care (it’s been taken, so keep it active!)

Attack the System Alternative Economics Project

National-Anarchist Project to Document and Expose Political Correctness

Radical Patriots/ Radical Anarchists United Against Big Brother

As you can tell, the possibilities are virtually endless. Just set up a blog or FB page reflecting your preferred themes, or pull a few close comrades together and form a group, and see where it leads.

National-Anarchist Women's Blog Interview Reply

The editor of the National-Anarchist Women’s blog has put out the following request. I’m posting it here for ATS readers. Please participate if you feel you have something to offer. This is an essential project in the effort towards making our movement stronger and more successful. Participants may forward their answers to the interview questions to me via the contact page, and I will forward them to her. Here is her request:

Hello;

I’ve come up with some basic interview questions in regards to feminism, it’s effects on American women, as well as what N-A has to offer women. If you feel the need to add or change questions, then that’s fine with me. If you can find a woman in your tribe (or others) who would like to do this interview that would be great. Contributors are always welcome to use pen names.

If you would be willing to take the time to answer the interview questions and then e-mail it back to me in Microsoft Office Word 2007 format (or something that is compatible with that program), then I would be very, very appreciative. The questions are pasted below.

Thank you.

Interview Questions:

What is your opinion on feminism and how it has impacted American women?

How has it impacted the American populace overall? Do you have an opinion on how it has affected Western Civilization?

What changes would you like to see in regards to feminism’s effect on American society?

What other options are available for American women who do not like their current situation?

In what way can National-Anarchism provide solutions? How do tribes and autonomous communities benefit women?

What roles and functions do you see women playing within the National-Anarchist scene?

What functions do female members fulfill in your organization/tribe?

Revolutions: American and Spanish, Anarchist and Patriotic 3

“We should encourage the flower of liberty whether its petals be red white and blue, or red and black.”

-Karl Hess

Readers that are new to ATS/ARV or who are unfamiliar with, skeptical of or even hostile to anarcho-pluralism, national-anarchism, or tribal-anarchism have at times asked how anarchism can be reconciled with nationalism. Here’s how I do it:

The most successful anarchist movement in history was the Spanish anarcho-syndicalist/anarcho-communist movement of the early 20th century.  The American Revolution was arguably the most successful and enduring revolution in history. What I have attempted to do with ATS/ARV is synthesize these two traditions.

The Spanish anarchist movement began when some of Bakunin’s associates started organizing locally in the late nineteenth century, and over the next few decades anarchism grew into a mass movement. Bakunin is my primary ideological influence, and I consider myself and my friends, colleagues, associates and allies (e.g. all of you) to be the modern equivalent of the Bakuninist wing of the First International that became the foundation of the historic anarchist movement. At present, we “alternative anarchists” are at the stage the classical anarchist movement in Spain was in during its very earliest days, e.g. handfuls of dedicated militants organizing local groups.

Eventually, the anarchist movement in Spanish grew into the Iberran Anarchist Federation (FAI), which included anarchist groups in Spain and Portugal, and there was also a large anarchist movement in neighboring France. The FAI was an organization for anarchist militants and ideological leaders, and these militants disseminated their ideas through growing movements of workers and peasants, eventually organizing these into the National Confederation of Workers (CNT). The CNT was a much larger group for which the FAI provided leadership.

As a matter of organizational strategy, I would like to see the eventual emergence in North America of a federation of anarchist militants comparable to the FAI. This would not be any kind of centralized organization like a political party, but would simply be an association or affiliation of completely autonomous local groups, and membership in the federation would be open to all proponents of “alternative anarchism” such as those mentioned in the ARV statement of purpose, e.g. adherents of “anarcho-collectivism, syndicalism, mutualism, post-structuralism, Green anarchism, primitivism and neo-tribalism from the Left, and anarcho-capitalism, anarcho-monarchism, anarcho-feudalism, national-anarchism, tribal-anarchism, paleo-anarchism and Christian anarchism from the Right” along with “sympathetic persons from other ideological currents.”

Eventually, we will grow larger than and overrun the anarchist movement of the present day. The right-libertarian/anarcho-capitalist camp has undergone a major split in recent years between the establishment-friendly “low-tax liberal” types (we know who they are) and the serious anti-state radicals. Hans Hermann Hoppe has emerged as the premiere theorist of the latter camp and his core idea of replacing mass democracy with small, private or semi-private, voluntary or quasi-voluntary communities of scale comparable to present day micronations like Liechtenstein, Luxemborg, or Monaco overlaps in a fundamental way with our own outlook. There are some differences between our approach and those of the the Wal-Mart fans found in some anarcho-libertarian circles as well, but thanks to the noble efforts of Kevin Carson and Sean Gabb there is a growing consensus among radical libertarians that plutocracy is ultimately a creature of the state. As for the anarcho-leftoids, what remains to be said? Eventually, their more serious, intelligent, intellectually honest, and genuinely anti-system people will come over into our camp. I hear from former left-anarchists all the time who have already made the defection. The rest of their movement will be absorbed by liberalism as the anarcho-leftoids ultimately have no barrier to such cooptation.

The classical anarchists built their movement through organizing workers and peasants into labor unions. The labor movement is now a thing of the past, and unions are now mainstream institutions. The resurgent anarchist movement of the 1960s oriented itself towards the New Left, but the movements that came out of the New Left are likewise part of the present day establishment and have been coopted by Totalitarian Humanism and Cultural Marxism.  Some have placed hope in the Tea Party phenomenon, but these have become an arm of the neoconservative-led Republican establishment. The real location of serious radicalism in North America today is in the secessionist movement. Thomas Naylor has described this neo-secessionist movement as “arguably the most radical political movement in the history of the United States” and for good reason. Just as the classical anarchists oriented themselves towards the historic labor movement, so should alternative anarchists in contemporary North America orient themselves towards the secessionist movement (or movements) by providing organizational support, producing pro-secession propaganda, joining and seeking leadership positions, developing workable strategic goals that will contribute to the eventual success of secession, pushing existing secession movements in ever more radical directions, organizing constituent groups for secession, and so forth. Regional and local secessionist movements in North America should have the same relationship to our own alternative anarchist movement as the CNT did with the FAI.

Regarding class conflict, the classical anarchist movement oriented itself towards the peasants, urban industrial workers, and also found a following among dissidents from the aristocracy (which is where both Bakunin and Kropotkin originated from). While the growing alternative anarchist movement overlaps with the right-libertarians considerably, at least the more radical right-libertarians, we generally lack their bias towards the bourgeoisie. Individual or class self-interest and ideological preferences aside, an orientation towards the bourgeoisie in strategically impractical. A Zogby poll published in 2008 indicated that the lower one’s position in the socio-economic hierarchy, and the lower one’s level of formal education, the more one is likely to be sympathetic to the idea of secession. There are valid reasons for this. Those on the bottom layers have the least to lose and the most to gain from political upheaval. The affluent and comfortable prefer security, safety, and stability, not radicalism or revolutionism.

Classical anarchism identified as the enemy not only the state proper, but institutions that are adjacent to or supportive of the state. In their day, this meant the feudal aristocracy, the established Church, and the rising capitalist class (the source of today’s plutocratic order). A contemporary war against the state is out of necessity and, indeed, by nature a war against the plutocracy, and we should be very thankful to thinkers such as Carson and Gabb for injecting this bit of common sense into a libertarian movement that has been so blinkered at times on this question. And while the Church is essentially impotent in modern Western civilization, the theocracies of the past have been replaced with the religions of mass democracy, multiculturalism, feminism, and the therapeutic state. The institutions of the media and academia have replaced the Church as the disseminators and enforcers of this new orthodoxy, indeed, fundamentalism. Just as the classical anarchists battled the monarchical state, the artificially privileged feudal landlords and capitalists, and the theocratic Church, so are we present day alternative anarchists up against the bureaucratic-democratic-managerial state, the plutocracy of “big business” and the “banksters,” and the new theocracy of “political correctness.”

Our understanding of these facts places us light years ahead of other professed anti-authoritarian movements. The right-libertarians often sympathize with the right wing of the establishment, and indeed often view it as being oppressed by the state. Recall Ayn Rand’s declarations that “big business is America’s most persecuted minority” and that the military-industrial-complex is a “myth.” The anarcho-leftoids are essentially the militant wing of the new theocracy who believe in its tenants even more fervently than its high priests actually do. Just as Osama bin Laden regards the Saudi theocracy as far too liberal for his tastes, so do the anarcho-leftoids regard totalitarian humanism as far too impotent, preferring vigilante violence against violators rather than the establishment’s approach of informal or formal censorship, economic or legal sanctions. Therefore, those of us in the various “alternative anarchist” camps are much more equipped to battle all of the establishment’s institutions across the board: the state, the plutocracy, the banking cartel, the military-industrial complex, the empire, the police state, the therapeutic state, prison industry, legal racket, media propaganda systems, academic indoctrination systems, and the “new class” managerial bureaucracy.

The modern libertarian critique of plutocracy offered by Carson and Gabb overlaps fairly well with the classical anarchist critique of the relationship between state and capital advanced by Proudhon and other leading anarchist economists of the time. As Gabb has pointed out, this critique of the plutocratic state dovetails with a thorough-going critique of totalitarian humanism, cultural Marxism, and political correctness, as the PC ideological framework serves to advance the economic interests of the plutocracy, the ideological interests of the totalitarian Left, and the interests of the state in expanding its realm of authority and control. What the Church was to classical anarchism, the institutions of political correctness are to us. If Bakunin were here today, instead of railing against “God and the State,” he would be railing against “political correctness and the state.”

If we compare ourselves to the classical anarchists of Spain, then the managerial-democratic state becomes the monarchy, PC institutions such as the media and academia become the Church, the corporate plutocracy becomes the feudal landlords, the Christian Zionist stooges-for-the-neocons and reactionary jingoists who denounce us for our “anti-American” and “anti-Israel” sympathies become the Francista fascists, and the antifa and other left-wing authoritarian hoodlums become the Stalin-backed Communists who sided with the Spanish liberal-bourgeoisie against the anarchist uprisings of 1936.

If the classical anarchists allied themselves with workers and peasants, then the present day parallels would be the neo-peasantry of rural America, the petite bourgeoisie of self-employed and small entrepreneurs, the lower proletariat (e.g. minimum wage workers in service industries), the lumpenproletariat (e.g. the chronically unemployed or those whose livelihood is criminalized by the state), and the former middle class that is sinking into the ranks of the proletariat due to the combined impact of the global economy and reckless fiscal and monetary policies.

When the Anarchist uprising occurred in Spain in 1936, there were plenty of non-Communist socialists and even some non-fascist or non-Francista nationalists and conservative peasant or agrarian unions that joined the revolution.  In a parallel sense, there are plenty of non-neonconservative rightists and non-politically correct leftists who will either come into our camp or emerge as our allies in the long run. Lastly, let us not forget that the Spanish anarchists and their allies organized a militia confederation that fought a two-front war and lost only because of overwhelming odds. Contemporary military science indicates that the wave of the future in military matters will be “fourth generation” non-state armies of the kind that anarchists are most suited for.

What does any of this have to do with nationalism? I have just outlined how a North American alternative anarchist movement modeled on the most successful anarchist movement in history might eventually grow and expand and achieve preeminence. But it must do so within an appropriate framework and, for America, that framework is the legacy and traditions of the American Revolution. Just as the American revolution of 1776 was a patriotic rebellion and secession from a tyrannical empire, and just as the southern secession of 1861 was a repeat attempt of the same, so should a revolutionary movement in America, regardless of its specific ideological content, root its appeals in these traditions and historical precedents. Further, the present day struggle is a struggle against the global plutocratic order. Upholding the sovereignty of nations, regions, communities, cultures and other particular identities is a threat to and bulwark against global capitalism. Therefore, National-Anarchism and allied tendencies are the way forward, particularly in a nation like the United States with its historic revolutionary and secessionist traditions.