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….”

Right-Wing Anarchism Reply

[Keith: One of my correspondents sent me this…]

A translation of Karlheinz Weißman’s entry on “Anarchismus von rechts” (right-wing anarchism) in the Lexikon des Konservatismus (Graz and Stuttgart: Leopold Stocker Verlag, 1996) edited by Caspar von Schrenck-Notzing.

Right-wing Anarchism

The concept of right-wing anarchism seems paradoxical, indeed oxymoronic, starting from the assumption that all “right-wing” political viewpoints include a particularly high evaluation of the principle of order. . . . In fact right-wing anarchism occurs only in exceptional circumstances, when the hitherto veiled affinity between anarchism and conservatism may become apparent. Ernst Jünger has characterised this peculiar connection in his book Der Weltstaat (1960): “The anarchist in his purest form is he, whose memory goes back the farthest: to pre-historical, even pre-mythical times; and who believes, that man at that time fulfilled his true purpose . . . In this sense the anarchist is the Ur-conservative, who traces the health and the disease of society back to the root.” Jünger later called this kind of “Prussian” . . . or “conservative anarchist” the “Anarch,” and referred his own “désinvolture” as agreeing therewith: an extreme aloofness, which nourishes itself and risks itself in the borderline situations, but only stands in an observational relationship to the world, as all instances of true order are dissolving and an “organic construction” is not yet, or no longer, possible.

Even though Jünger himself was immediately influenced by the reading of Max Stirner, the affinity of such a thought-complex to dandyism is particularly clear. In the dandy, the culture of decadence at the end of the 19th century brought forth a character, which on the one hand was nihilistic and ennuyé, on the other hand offered the cult of the heroic and vitalism as an alternative to progressive ideals.

The refusal of current ethical hierarchies, the readiness to be “unfit, in the deepest sense of the word, to live” (Flaubert), reveal the dandy’s common points of reference with anarchism; his studied emotional cold, his pride, and his appreciation of fine tailoring and manners, as well as the claim to constitute “a new kind of aristocracy” (Charles Baudelaire), represent the proximity of the dandy to the political right. To this add the tendency of politically inclined dandies to declare a partiality to the Conservative Revolution or to its forerunners, as for instance Maurice Barrès in France, Gabriele d’Annunzio in Italy, Stefan George or Arthur Moeller van den Bruck in Germany. The Japanese author Yukio Mishima belongs to the later followers of this tendency.

Besides this tradition of right-wing anarchism, there has existed another, older and largely independent tendency, connected with specifically French circumstances. Here, at the end of the 18th century, in the later stages of the ancien régime, formed an anarchisme de droite, whose protagonists claimed for themselves a position “beyond good and evil,” a will to live “like the gods,” and who recognised no moral values beyond personal honour and courage. The world-view of these libertins was intimately connected with an aggressive atheism and a pessimistic philosophy of history. Men like Brantôme, Montluc, Béroalde de Verville and Vauquelin de La Fresnaye held absolutism to be a commodity that regrettably opposed the principles of the old feudal system, and that only served the people’s desire for welfare. Attitudes, which in the 19th century were again to be found with Arthur de Gobineau and Léon Bloy, and also in the 20th century with Georges Bernanos, Henry de Montherlant and Louis-Ferdinand Céline. This position also appeared in a specifically “traditionalist” version with Julius Evola, whose thinking revolved around the “absolute individual.”

In whichever form right-wing anarchism appears, it is always driven by a feeling of decadence, by a distaste for the age of masses and for intellectual conformism. The relation to the political is not uniform; however, not rarely does the aloofness revolve into activism. Any further unity is negated already by the highly desired individualism of right-wing anarchists. Nota bene, the term is sometimes adopted by men–for instance George Orwell (Tory anarchist) or Philippe Ariès–who do not exhibit relevant signs of a right-wing anarchist ideology; while others, who objectively exhibit these criteria–for instance Nicolás Gómez Dávila or Günter Maschke–do not make use of the concept.

Bibliography

Gruenter, Rainer. “Formen des Dandysmus: Eine problemgeschichtliche Studie über Ernst Jünger.” Euphorion 46 (1952) 3, pp. 170-201.
Kaltenbrunner, Gerd-Klaus, ed. Antichristliche Konservative: Religionskritik von rechts. Freiburg: Herder, 1982.
Kunnas, Tarmo. “Literatur und Faschismus.” Criticón 3 (1972) 14, pp. 269-74.
Mann, Otto. “Dandysmus als konservative Lebensform.” In Gerd-Klaus Kaltenbrunner, ed., Konservatismus international, Stuttgart, 1973, pp. 156-70.
Mohler, Armin. “Autorenporträt in memoriam: Henry de Montherlant und Lucien Rebatet.” Criticón 3 (1972) 14, pp. 240-42.
Richard, François. L’anarchisme de droite dans la littérature contemporaine. Paris: PUF, 1988.
______. Les anarchistes de droite. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1997.
Schwarz, Hans Peter. Der konservative Anarchist: Politik und Zeitkritik Ernst Jüngers. Freiburg im Breisgan, 1962.
Sydow, Eckart von. Die Kultur der Dekadenz. Dresden, 1921.

Updated News Digest June 5-6, 2010 1

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

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”

“Isn’t it ironic that the government can criminally charge citizens with ‘conspiracy’ (an agreement or a partnership, not an action), but when a citizen even mentions that there is ample evidence (provided by the government’s own documents) that the government can and does conspire to commit and does commit various felonies, they are mocked, vilified, and labeled as kooks?

When the government came for militia, I remained silent; I was not militia.
When they locked up the religious conservatives, I remained silent; I was an atheist.
When they came for the bloggers, I remained silent; I was not a blogger.
When they came for the Muslims, I remained silent; I was not Muslim. When the came for me, there was no one left to speak out.”

Eli Cryderman

“There’s no difference between cops and outlaws.” Kim Fowley

“Two can keep a secret if one is dead.” –Hell’s Angels (attributed)

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

Tea Party Dabbles in Revolution (Talk) by Maury Knutson

Total War and Civil Rights by William Norman Grigg

Freedom and Discrimination by Laurence Vance

The Civil Rights Myth: Integration and the End of Black Self-Reliance by Elizabeth Wright

Lift the Siege by Pat Buchanan

This Says It All by Justin Raimondo

Victimhood, Tribalism, and Aggression by Glenn Greenwald

A Tea Party to Nowhere by Philip Giraldi

Vietnam, Minus the Jungle by Peter Preston

Better Than Money by James Leroy Wilson

Rand Paul: Unprincipled Hero by Rand Paul

Pariah Nation by Alexander Cockburn

How Democracy Breeds Political Idiocy by James Bovard

Rogue State Politics by Anthony DiMaggio

Serving the Empire, Killing for Lies by Sheldon Richman

The Secret Truth About Government and Politics by Ralph Raico

Commie Social Gospel Types by Bill Anderson

Nazi Justice Coming to America by Peter Huebl

The Right to Discriminate by Walter Williams

Civil Rights and Freedom by Larry Elder

Power Elite Protectionism by Murray Rothbard

The Criminalization of Self-Defense by Massad Ayoob

U.S. Out of Korea (and Out of North America!) by Eric Margolis

Immigration: A Slightly Different Take by Fred Reed

The Prettification of War by John V. Walsh

The Revenge of the Paleos by Richard Spencer

Confessions of a Godless Man by Richard Hoste

“No Nation Has Ever Demonized Manhood to Its Own Reward” by Jack Donovan

World’s Oldest Marijuana Stash

Gangster Pulls Gun on Skater, Regrets It

“The Italians were called wops, the Jews were called hymies, I was of course a greaseball, and every Hispanic was a spic. Well, we all got along famously! It was rough, but it was fine.”

-Taki Theodoracopulos

“The “clash of civilizations” is, in a very literal sense, a clash of God and Mammon. The Islamic revolutionaries are driven by a fanatical devotion to their god and the promises they believe he has made to them if only they take up arms on his behalf. The nations of the West are driven by an almost as fanatical devotion to Mammon, that is, to wealth, luxury, power, pleasure and privilege. Further, the culture of the West combines this unabashedly materialist ethos with rejection of strength and discipline in favor of a maternalistic emphasis on health, safety, “sensitivity”, “self-esteem”, “potential”, “personal growth”, “getting in touch with one’s inner child”, “feelings” and other concepts common to pop culture psychobabble. Of course, the socio-cultural ramifications of this is to create a society of weaklings, mediocrities and crybabies.”

-Keith Preston

The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing -Frank Zappa

Uncle Remus -Frank Zappa

Life is war and conflict, struggle and strife, from conception till death…Never shall the lion lie down peacefully with the lamb…”

Why are those who espouse Univeral Love, Tolerance, and ‘Human Brotherhood,’ usually the most screwed up people you’ve ever met, socially and emotionally? Not to mention some of the nastiest and most self-centered narcissists around?”

-Chris Donnellan

“What You Believe is Not as Important as What You Do.”

-Andrew Yeoman

Audio Broadcasts

The Life of Rachel Corrie -Scott Horton interviews her parents

When Israel Murdered 34 Americans Ray McGovern interviewed by Scott Horton

Alex Kurtagic interviewed by Tomislav Sunic

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

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Dr. Tomislav Sunic interviews Keith Preston 4

The interview will be aired on Voice of Reason on Tuesday, June 8,  at 9 pm Eastern U.S time.

The Sunic Journal

An Interview with Keith Preston from Attack the System
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On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at 9 PM Eastern US time, Voice of Reason® will air Tom’s interview with renowned writer and revolutionary thinker Keith Preston.

How to listen and/or download the show for free is listed at the bottom of this page.

Topics for discussion will include:

· Pan-secessionism as the visionary tactic for detaching organically constituted communities from the Global-Bureaucratic Empire. An overarching empire that can easily be seen as the common enemy of all population groups.

· Keith gives Dr. Sunic and his listeners a broad overview of National Anarchism and its importance as a growing movement.

· The need for communities to regain their innate sense of self-determination by recognizing not only their uniqueness, but the “legitimacy of otherness.” For National Anarchists diversity isn’t simply a political locution used to browbeat white people, but something inherent in nature that must be respected.

· Keith and Tom discuss the mind and life of the legendary Warrior-Intellectual Ernst Junger. What follows is a development of Junger’s concept of the individual man as the “anarch.”

· Junger’s warrior ethos as a means for creating a truly free man who controls his own mind no matter how oppressive and ubiquitous the criminal state becomes.

About Keith Preston and his work:

To learn more about Keith and his ideas for “Pan-secessionism Against the Empire” please explore his website Attack the System. You can download his award-winning essay “Free Enterprise: The Antidote to Corporate Plutocracy” here. Keith has also written interesting and insightful essays for the Alternative Right.

Listening and download instructions:

The show will air on the Voice of Reason Broadcast Network. To tune in to the live feed for this and all VoR programming, click here to use Windows Media Player or here for Winamp.  For iTunes:  open iTunes, press Ctrl+U on your keyboard, copy/paste http://208.110.82.50/vor_high.pls into the Open Audio Stream dialog box, then click OK (you will now be able to listen to VoR live on iTunes any time by clicking on ‘Voice of Reason Broadcast Network’ in your music list).  If you cannot catch it as it airs on Tuesday, the interview will be archived in mp3 format for download on Tom’s page at the VoR site soon after the show ends (archived shows are listed on the right side of page).

Renaissance Party Update: My resignation 4

To those who have inquired about my present relationship with the Renaissance Party of North America:

Yesterday, I officially resigned all of my positions and offices within the party. I did this for several reasons. One was my dissatisfaction with the general direction of the party. Another was an emerging conflict of interest between my involvement with RPN and my pre-existing and ongoing involvements with other groups and tendencies. Yet another was my disagreement with criticisms made by one of the party’s leading figures against one of my close comrades and strongest allies. This is all I care to say about the issue publicly.

Updated News Digest May 28-30, 2010 6

“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

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”

“Isn’t it ironic that the government can criminally charge citizens with ‘conspiracy’ (an agreement or a partnership, not an action), but when a citizen even mentions that there is ample evidence (provided by the government’s own documents) that the government can and does conspire to commit and does commit various felonies, they are mocked, vilified, and labeled as kooks?

When the government came for militia, I remained silent; I was not militia.
When they locked up the religious conservatives, I remained silent; I was an atheist.
When they came for the bloggers, I remained silent; I was not a blogger.
When they came for the Muslims, I remained silent; I was not Muslim. When the came for me, there was no one left to speak out.”

Eli Cryderman

“There’s no difference between cops and outlaws.” Kim Fowley

War, National Emergency, and “Continuity of Government” by Peter Dale Scott

The Absence of Debate Over War by Glenn Greenwald

Imperialism Makes Americans Less Free, Less Safe, Less Prosperous by David Gordon

Defend the Scoundrels by Ross Kenyon

The Five Most Popular Safety Laws That Don’t Work by Robert Evans

Communism’s Hidden History of Evil by Claire Berlinski

Does Everyone on the Planet Have a Right to Live in the U.S.? by Walter Williams

Property Rights, Liberty, and Immigration by Glenn Jacobs

The Trouble with the 1964 Civil Rights Act by Ron Paul

Getting It Backward by Kevin Carson

The State and the Energy Monopoly by Darian Worden

Civil Rights and the Libertarian Principle by Sheldon Richman

Liberty and Equality by James Leroy Wilson

How Can We Enforce “Rights”? by Butler Shaffer

“Kill Them All, for God Will Know His Own” by William Norman Grigg

The Overthrow of the WASPs by the PC Busy-Body, Do-Gooders by Taki Theodoracopulos

Food Riots, Tent Cities, Mob Rule by Gerald Celente

America Has Died by Doug Casey

Hoppe on Covenant Communities and Advocates of Alternative Lifestyles by Stephan Kinsella

Israel: The Strategic Ally Myth by Philip Giraldi

Rand Paul’s Problem, and Ours by Justin Raimondo

Our Vitriol, and Theirs by Justin Raimondo

My Four-Decade Fight to Report the Truth by Sydney Schanberg

Sometimes Conspiracy Theories Are True by Alexander Cockburn

Will Iraq Be Forgotten As Well? by Andrew Bacevich

Was Rambo Right? by Ron Unz

Those Irrational, Misled, Conspiratorial Muslims by Glenn Greenwald

Why Israel Has to Do Better by Peter Beinart

Chomsky at the Gate by Uri Avnery

The Rand and Rachel Show by Alexander Cockburn

The War Over America’s Past by Pat Buchanan

“The Italians were called wops, the Jews were called hymies, I was of course a greaseball, and every Hispanic was a spic. Well, we all got along famously! It was rough, but it was fine.”

-Taki Theodoracopulos

“The “clash of civilizations” is, in a very literal sense, a clash of God and Mammon. The Islamic revolutionaries are driven by a fanatical devotion to their god and the promises they believe he has made to them if only they take up arms on his behalf. The nations of the West are driven by an almost as fanatical devotion to Mammon, that is, to wealth, luxury, power, pleasure and privilege. Further, the culture of the West combines this unabashedly materialist ethos with rejection of strength and discipline in favor of a maternalistic emphasis on health, safety, “sensitivity”, “self-esteem”, “potential”, “personal growth”, “getting in touch with one’s inner child”, “feelings” and other concepts common to pop culture psychobabble. Of course, the socio-cultural ramifications of this is to create a society of weaklings, mediocrities and crybabies.”

-Keith Preston

Snuff by Slipknot (R.I.P. Paul Gray)

Life is war and conflict, struggle and strife, from conception till death…Never shall the lion lie down peacefully with the lamb…”

Why are those who espouse Univeral Love, Tolerance, and ‘Human Brotherhood,’ usually the most screwed up people you’ve ever met, socially and emotionally? Not to mention some of the nastiest and most self-centered narcissists around?”

-Chris Donnellan

“What You Believe is Not as Important as What You Do.”

-Andrew Yeoman

Audio Broadcasts

Obama’s Satanic Rouge Empire Naomi Wolf interviewed by Lew Rockwell

Medieval Political Ideas, Part One and Part Two by Matthew Raphael Johnson

An Interview With Jonathan Bowden by Tom Sunic

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

New Posts at RATS Reply

The National-Anarchist Concept of Tribe

Why Be a National-Anarchist

Summer of ’69

Those of you who have “third way’ Anarchist blogs of your own (or are considering such) may wish to re-post some of these. I tried to keep things simple for newcomers. I posted the Mailer article because Mailer’s ideas have always seemed to me to be an excellent model for what the practical application of Anarchist, Libertarian, National-Anarchist, DeBenoistist, etc. ideas might be in a modern society.

We Need Volunteers, Damn It!! 10

Over the past month or so, I’ve probably had at least half a dozen conversations with different colleagues and comrades regarding the need to get this pan-secessionist, national-anarchist, tribal-anarchist, anarcho-pluralist, alternative right, conservative revolutionary, whatever we are movement off of the internet and into the realm of real-world action. Some of our colleagues (most notably, the Bay Area National Anarchists) are already doing this. So what are the rest of us waiting for?

I’ve come full circle on this. For some years (roughly 1986-1992) I was heavily involved in activism of all different kinds. If it was part of the radical Left during those years, I was part of it. After developing the desire to move past some of the deficiencies I found on the Left, I became inactive for a good number of years and devoted myself instead to private study, radical journalism, and what might be called “behind the scenes” efforts. I recall a conversation with a close comrade circa 2003 where I said that I wasn’t interested in any activism at that point, on the grounds that before we could have a fresh and dynamic radical movement, we first needed to have a solid intellectual foundation for such a movement. After observing subsequent events in radical circles for a few years after that, I wrote in 2006:

In the realm of strategy, I have to confess to being a fairly orthodox Bakuninist. This perspective emphasizes the necessity of a militant vanguard and conspiratorial secret societies composed of radical intellectuals and activists acting as a leadership corps of a larger populist movement of which the lumpenproletariat and the rural population are the class vanguard. This is the strategy that was utilized by history’s most successful anarchist movement, that of the Spanish anarchists. Indeed, it was Bakunin’s emissary Fanelli who first planted the seeds of what was to become classical Spanish anarchism. As I will attempt to demonstrate, this approach might be quite feasible for modern North America as well. At present, the primary intellectual framework of a new American radicalism is pretty well complete…

The next step is the assembling of the “principled militants” whom Bakunin recognized as the intellectual and activist vanguard of the insurgency. This is not to be confused with the Marxist-Leninist concept of the “vanguard” whose only purpose is the achievement of military dictatorship for the sake of managing a centrally planned economy. We are now in need of an organizational framework that can play the same role as that of the FAI in the development of Spanish anarchism. Translated into modern American terms, such an organization would be a combination think-tank and activist and propaganda front, sort of an anarchist alternative to ruling class entities of a similar nature…

Four years later, such “militant vanguard” groups have slowly started to emerge. With increasing frequency, websites, blogs, editorials, and new articles have started to appear that present the alternative anarchist tendencies, the alternative right, secession, and other related outlooks in a positive light. Consequently, our enemies have begun to take notice as well. Last night, it was suggested to me by a leading figure in the new radical milieu that there could and should be at least 30 alternative anarchist “tribes” active in North America. Unfortunately, there are only about five at present and plans for a few more in the works. Another comrade recently suggested to me that a present we have all the theoretical work floating around that we need at present, but what we are lacking are serious volunteers who can turn theory and action into strategy.

In recent times, as I’ve been working on networking projects for the North American secessionist movement, it has occurred to me that it will be the local groups who from the foundation of any future pan-secessionist effort. That has always been my position, but the difficulties I’ve encountered involving regional secessionist efforts have driven the point home further that localism is really where it’s at. With regards to secession, Norman Mailer rather than Jefferson Davis should be our role model. Some years ago I came up with an idea called the “100 Cities Project.” The idea was to find a hundred volunteers in a hundred different cities in the U.S. to run symbolic campaigns for mayor of their respective cities on Mailer’s model, and to do so simultaneously during the same election season so as to generate a blitz of media coverage regarding issues of decentralization and secession. But before such an effort could work, there would have to be strong local organizations capable of supporting such efforts with resources, time, and manpower.

So let’s get busy building functional and active local organization, collectives, “tribes” whatever we want to call them. Recently new groups have emerged in Dayton and Ontario. I’m told plans for a queer-oriented national-anarchist group are in the works. We can build local organizations around whatever themes or cultural identities the participant wish: race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, class, ecology, philosophical beliefs, economic preferences, etc. There can be different groups for Eurocentrists, pagans, Christians, Muslims, queers, blacks, native peoples’, women, primitivists, anarcho-capitalists, syndicalists, Evolans, Nietzscheans, and so forth. But whatever our individual or collective preferences, let’s just get something going. With these considerations in mind, I am announcing the launching of a new project for my own local area, Richmond Attack the System (RATS).