"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.”

2 comments

  1. 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!”

    I think that my involvement with Austrian Economics has influenced me deeply, and forced me towards the contruction of the best possible theory. Yes, for me A GOOD THEORY IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. Mind you, I share with Marxists the belief that the organization of means of production, along with geography and other stuff is determining culture and not the opposite. That’s why even if I dislike New Rightists as hell, I don’t believe that “culture wars” against them are of any use. New Rightism is an inevitable reaction and a wrong philosophy because it tries to bring back a way of life supported only by an primitivist lifestyle in combing with complete seperation from other culture. They’ll have to live in caves, the highest mountains, the most arid deserts. If they want INDEED to do that, I do appreciate it. I appreciate guts no matter how misguided they are. And if they want to separate from me, I am VERY HAPPY. As we say in Greece “Have a nice journey and don’t ever even write me back

    “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. ”

    That’s Great. Praise the Invisible Unicorn.

    “As for my involvement with Alternative Right, apparently these folks don’t understand the difference between an intellectual circle and a political movement. ”

    An political movement in the negative sense, is an intellectual circle gone REALLY bad.

    “….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).”

    Ex-satanist gay masculinism is actually cool. A gay paleolibertarian friend of mine will certainly appreciate it. I love curmudgeons, especially if they are American Old Rightists. And Paul Gottfried is the High-Monarch of them. I have read the “Strange Death of Marxism” and it influenced me deeply. I do appreciate Nietzchean-Bakuninism. But the thing with Nietzcheanism is that it has an crypto-idealism that creeps me of. I believe in a Menckenized Nietzcheanism!

    As a hat tip to one of the conventional pieties of our time, we might call this “diversity.”.

    LOL. Mr. Preston, even if you are a Nazi Fellow-Traveler, you have a damn good sense of subtle humor

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