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.

Secessionists Must Confront the Israeli Mafia 1

Timely article from Thomas Naylor. (thanks, Jim!)

Neither Republican Brian Dubie nor any of the Democratic candidates for governor in Vermont have uttered a peep about the flotilla incident.  Only Vermont Independenista candidate Dennis Steele has expressed any concern whatsoever for the plight of the Palestinians.

Duplicitous Vermont taxpayers who remain loyal to the American Empire cannot escape the fact that they too are accomplices to the Israeli acts of genocide.

The Israeli Mafia will remain in charge of American foreign policy until either the American Empire collapses or peaceably dissolves.

Under the leadership of Dennis Steele, Vermont Independenistas will carve out their own foreign policy independent of Washington and Tel Aviv.

Bye, Bye, Miss American Empire Reply

Bill Kauffman’s new book on secession. (thanks, Brady!)

It’s been almost a century and a half since a critical mass of Americans believed that secession was an American birthright. But breakaway movements large and small are rising up across the nation. From Vermont to Alaska, activists driven by all manner of motives want to form new states—and even new nations.

So, just what’s happening out there? The American Empire is dying, says Bill Kauffman in this incisive, eye-opening investigation into modern-day secession—the next radical idea poised to enter mainstream discourse. And those rising up to topple that empire are a surprising mix of conservatives, liberals, regionalists, and independents who—from movement to movement—may share few political beliefs but who have one thing in common: a sense that our nation has grown too large, and too powerfully centralized, to stay true to its founding principles.

Bye Bye, Miss American Empire traces the historical roots of the secessionist spirit, and introduces us to the often radical, sometimes quixotic, and highly charged movements that want to decentralize and re-localize power.

During the George W. Bush administration, frustrated liberals talked secession back to within hailing distance of the margins of national debate, a place it had not occupied since 1861. Now, secessionist voices on the left and right and everywhere in between are amplifying. Writes Kauffman, “The noise is the sweet hum of revolution, of subjects learning how to be citizens, of people shaking off . . . their Wall Street and Pentagon overlords and taking charge of their lives once more.”

Engaging, illuminating, even sometimes troubling, Bye Bye, Miss American Empire is a must-read for those taking the pulse of the nation.

Carson Takes Down the Police State Reply

In two articles.

Law Abiding Citizens Heart Gangsters

There are dozens or hundreds of SWAT raids every week all around the country, for simple possession, with the same kinds of unannounced 3AM breakins that used to be associated with the Gestapo and OGPU. You can read every week of people tasered to death or physically brutalized for “resisting arrest” when in fact they were in diabetic comas or having epileptic seizures. You can read of people (including grandmothers and little girls) beaten within an inch of their lives for “noncompliance,” despite posing absolutely no physical threat of any kind, simply because the alpha male cop went off on them like a pit bull on angel dust in the face of a lesser creature that refused to show its belly.  And unless someone’s lucky enough to have clear video footage to prove the cops are lying each other up — and usually not even then — you can count on the worst happening to them being suspension with pay pending a pro forma finding that “all procedures were followed” and there was “no evidence of wrongdoing.”

Government Services: Where the Customer Is Always Wrong

Imagine a bakery that, instead of selling you what you ask for when you go inside, enrolls you on their customer list against your will, charges your account for whatever package of goods they think you should buy, and sends someone to collect the bill at gunpoint.  If you want any of the pastries or loaves they have on display, you’re expected to take them along with the bakery’s choice of other offerings whether you want them or not.

And if you walk in to pick up a loaf of fresh-baked bread, and the baker beats you senseless or tasers you, you’d better not complain if you don’t want to be called a hypocrite.  After all, you badmouth the baker, you dirty stinking hippie, but you sure don’t mind coming to him when you want bread!  Anyway, you little ingrate punk, I’ve seen what it’s like when people don’t have bread, and believe you me the bakers are the only thing standing between you and hunger!

Updated News Digest June 12-13, 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

How Israeli Propaganda Shaped U.S. Media Coverage of the Flotilla Attack by Glenn Greenwald

North American New Right/Countercurrents Site Launched!

The Death of Las Vegas from The Economic Collapse

More Than One in Five American Children Are Now Living Below the Poverty Line from The Economic Collapse

The Most Important Thing to Remember About Self-Defense from Survive2Day

The War Is Making You Poor by Justin Raimondo

The Biggest Earmark Is Empire by Jack Hunter

Terrorism: Made in the USA by Sheldon Richman

In Afghanistan, the Beginning of the End? by Tom Hayden

On the Vilification of Helen Thomas by Robert Scheer

Freedom’s Real Enemies by Chuck Baldwin

America’s Bread and Circus Society by Chuck Baldwin

Somalia-Is That Really All You Got? by Kevin Carson

Light in Darkness: Mondragon and the Global Economic Meltdown by John Medaille

Farewell to the American Empire with Love by Thomas Naylor

Bankers? Guess What, Wankers! Burn the Rich! from Class War

The Crude Truth by Alexander Cockburn

The State As Protection Racket by T. P. Wilkinson

The National Bolshevik Party-Breaking the Circle Jerk by Maury Knutson

Third Position in Fact and Fancy by Maury Knutson

Meathead Left Hates the Third Position by Maury Knutson

Tea Party’s Vision Thing by Maury Knutson

Hypocrisy Reigns by William Blum

Will Belgium Split Apart? by Robert Wielaard

Paper Money Is Headed Towards Zero Value by Marc Faber

Abolish the Public Schools by Gary North

Building the Ruling Elite by Murray Rothbard

Predator Palin by Pat Buchanan

Worse Than a Crime-A Mistake by Eric Margolis

Do Draconian Gun Laws Keep Europeans Safe? No! by John Lott

From Loose Money to the Destruction of Civilization by Lew Rockwell

The Myth of Monolithic Communism by Murray Rothbard

Things the Marine Corps Forgot to Mention by Laurence Vance

Smart People Are Leaving the U.S. by Ron Holland

My Life on the Right by Hans Hermann Hoppe

Abolish the Military-All of It! by Simon Jenkins

Saved By His Gun by Gary Nelson

Can Black Americans Afford Obama? by Walter Williams

Rothbard’s Legacy by Lew Rockwell

Tea Partiers May Need the ACLU by Scott Lazorowitz

Audio Broadcasts

Leak Your Secrets-It’s the Patriotic Thing to Do Daniel Ellsberg interviewed by Scott Horton

Don’t Lose Hope Lew Rockwell interviewed by Scott Horton

Anarchism, Secession, and Ernst Junger Keith Preston interviewed by 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

The Anti-Bigotry Cult Reaches New Lows 7

I have argued in the past that Totalitarian Humanism is every bit as insidious and obscurantist and Communism, Nazism, and theocratic religious fundamentalism. Here are some more examples:

Anti-Racist Mathematics

Black Holes Are Racists

Now, how is this any different from Soviet Lysenkoism, Nazi propagandists denouncing modern physics as “Jew science,” or medieval theocrats denouncing the heliocentric model of the solar system?

Support the Right to Discriminate 10

Ban the cops from Anarchist cafes! No coffee and donuts for you, PIG! This is a hilarious story. Next thing we know the police will be doing sit-ins in anarchist coffee shops. Maybe the Black Bloc can break out the dogs and firehoses.

“I have a dream that the day will come when all God’s children, pigs and anarcho-leftoids, can sit down together for a chocolate mocha….”