“The persistence with which the Jewish-conspiracy myth has been pushed suggests that it may well be a deliberate device to divert attention from the real issues and the real causes.” —Antony Sutton
In The Forest Passage (1951), Ernst Jünger (1895-1998) references Oedipus and the Sphinx to illustrate that the psychic scar tissue obscuring our inmost vitality represents a fear to be overcome, just as the forest is at once a refuge, and a place of deep foreboding.
Jünger was a radical individualist, a believer in the ultimate prerogative of the rarified spirit—in some sense intensely Christian, yet also a Nietzschean relativist of sorts—and it occurred to me when reading him that Heidegger, in contrast, by asking “Why are there beings at all instead of nothing?” took man’s confrontation with the unknown in the exact opposite direction, i.e., outward. This tenebrous, suicidally literal-minded question is analogous to Nazism’s misspent intensity and titanic hubris.
Perhaps not incidentally, while Jünger openly disdained the NSDAP, resigning from his WWI veteran’s association when its Jewish members were expelled, Heidegger was an enthusiastic party member. As their contemporary Eric Blair put it, “some ideas are so stupid only intellectuals can believe them.” But while full-retard anti-semitism has certainly seduced its fair share of intellectuals, most of its adherents are pseudo-intellectuals, if not outright sub-literates.
Take, for example, the following pile of garble from Q-anon dupe and Patreon panhandler Chateau Heartiste (you’ll be shocked to discover he’s no Heidegger):
Ted Colt notices,
“One needn’t look further than a Wikipedia article describing NeoConservative history to comprehend the connection between neocons & free trade
EVERY! FUCKING! TIME!
If your Alt-Right brand isn’t ‘anti-semitic’ then you’re not alt-right”
I prefer the more accurate term of art “countersemitic”. (The ADL, unsurprisingly, does not.) We are countering the malicious agenda of a hostile minority intent on drowning us in foreign invaders, trite consumerism, backbreaking debt, endless interventionist wars, and basically anything that destroys the historical and cultural bonds of the majority’s community, neighborhood, town, and nation.
Wow. Ted Colt, huh? “Branding,” while bitching about consumerism. “No further than Wikipedia,” indeed. (Isn’t that a Jew-run outfit?)
Anthropologically-speaking, what interests me here is that Chateau’s JQ-woke Aspergers is obviously cribbed without blinking from Kevin MacDonald, the evolutionary psychologist [in]famous for his thesis that Judaism is a “group evolutionary strategy” aimed at subverting Gentile host societies. Now, I’m no fancy-pants evolutionary psychologist, but if by “group evolutionary strategy” we mean anything that involves, you know, not being legally handicapped and regularly massacred for twenty centuries at a stretch everywhere from Malaga to Mosul (plus a millennium or so of cousin marriage, which is evidently quite bad for selection) then the suggestion that Judaism is a “group evolutionary strategy” is ridiculous on its face. I’m happy to hear out any conspiracy theory, but if your culprit is Darwin, then you’re getting a bit ahead of yourself. There’s a difference between recognizing ethnic interests and essentially blaming one ethnicity for everything. MacDonald is altogether a one-trick pony: he locates some instance of a Jew being hypocritical, and declares, “Aha!” His whole Twitter feed, his blog, and a great deal of his actual scholarship, is simply to cherry-pick examples of bad behavior among a single group of people. Anyone can do this. Like MacDonald, many do it full-time. Just look up “whiteness studies” if you don’t believe me.
In particular, MacDonald blames the Hart-Cellars Immigration Act of 1965 on Jewish activism. The proportion of American Jews who even knew about this legislation at the time it was debated and passed was most likely negligible. But in addition to support among the leadership of Reform Jewish civil society, there was also significant lobbying for the bill from Catholic and mainline Protestant organizations. Both groups are still quite busy promoting mass migration. Big Agra has been doing this for decades, certainly well before Jewish investors held any significant stake. That was why Caesar Chavez (ironically) opposed illegal immigration, which he considered scab labor.
So it isn’t that MacDonald’s little oeuvre reveals nothing about Jews, it just doesn’t fully explain what it purports to, e.g., “foreign invaders, trite consumerism, backbreaking debt, endless interventionist wars, and basically anything that destroys the historical and cultural bonds of the majority’s community, neighborhood, town, and nation.” Do you really want to hang all your righteous fury at this world on victimization-by-Jews theory? Have you seen Jews? Can you show me on the doll where they hurt you?
If nothing else, what you might take from MacDonald’s work is that inter-ethnic enmity is a two-way street. But MacDonald’s thesis is the exact inverse of that, so the street is still one-way:
With his thousand-year-old mercantile dexterity he is far superior to the still helpless, and above all boundlessly honest, Aryans…. While he seems to overflow with ‘enlightenment,’ ‘progress,’ ‘freedom,’ ‘humanity,’ etc., he himself practices the severest segregation of his race…. His ultimate goal in this stage is the victory of ‘democracy’…. It is most compatible with his requirements; for it excludes the personality and puts in its place the majority characterized by stupidity, incompetence, and last but not least, cowardice….
….und so weiter. I guess a one-third plurality is a bit less democratic than a full majority. As for boundless honesty, that point can probably best be disputed by Thucydides, or Chaucer, or Shakespeare, or F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Was PT Barnum of Hebrew descent, or just the bearded lady?)
The full-retard anti-semite will usually balk at being associated with Hitler, calling it a libel though he agrees with der führer entirely. But I didn’t just quote Mein Kampf in order to associate Kevin MacDonald with the Austrian corporal—there’d be no need for that. Rather, I’m quoting Hitler in order to provide the smidgeon of contrast necessary for pointing out how incredibly thoughtful a theory like MacDonald’s would be, in spite of its circuitous mania—if it was at all original. But it isn’t. On the contrary, it’s the most recycled theory of history in all of history. If you stumbled upon it as if upon a revelation, and felt your scattered erudition suddenly bundle tightly into a faggot (or fasces, if you prefer) of clarity and purpose, then you may as well be holding a bouquet of balloons there, luftmensch.
Perhaps for this reason, the utility of the JQ-woke shibboleth is not lost on up-and-coming merch-pimps, aspiring alt-media gadflies, and PayPal/Patreon panhandlers. Getting slapped on an ADL hate list is now marketable martyrdom, such that cookie-cutter manifestos and Hitlerian little memoirs of awakening are regularly excreted by non-entities as varied as e.g., Roosh V and Squatting Slav.
The former (like Chateau Heartiste, a self-styled manosphere pick-up artist) writes prolifically (at a seventh-grade reading level) about his disgusting trust-funded sexual encounters on the road in developing countries. Undoubtedly by mawwing the requisite JQ-dribblings, he was able to secure a time slot to hustle his fetid, unedited self-publishings one year at Richard Spencer’s NPI conference. Squatting Slav, meanwhile, hawks hoodies on a satirical pan-Slavic FB meme-page that can claim the minor feat of having gained a few hundred-thousand former-Yugoslav followers, not only despite their own intractable enmities but in spite of the admin’s unabashed Serb-posting. Apparently unaware (or unashamed) of the arming of the Serbs by Israel during the 1990s, and of the singularly barbaric WWII massacres perpetrated against his people by and with the support of the Nazis, even Mr. Squat could not get past the apparent need to clear the air by regurgitating the MacDonald-redux of their theories into a handful of v-log tutorials. You just can’t fully appreciate repetitive jokes about track suits, rakia and pickled tomatoes without being JQ-woke, I guess.
Then there’s wall-eyed Lana Lokteff of Red Ice Radio (rockin’ that caucasoid mean IQ), whose antipathy to all things yiddish is such that she is able to read rootless cosmopolitanism into the Hasmonean revolt against the Seleucids, recounting it as an instance of Jewish meddling in the sovereign prerogatives of gentiles. With logic like this being pervasive on the alt-right, one is entitled to ask whether JQ-woke Aspergers is the punchbowl, or just the turd—which brings us back to Chateau Heartiste, in an essay defending kid-fucking:
Say what you will about Roy Moore, at least his girls agreed to date him (even if they retconned a discomfort 40 years later). The Synagogue of Seediness doesn’t bother with the formality of mutual agreement, they just passive-aggressively jam tongues down throats “to rehearse our lines”.
Of course, Chateau absolutely condones those tactics (when he’s not Q-Anon-tier god-emperor posting, he’s pontificating about assuming the sale) unless the perp is tribal—the latter reference being to Al Franken, who at least targeted grown women. But if this twerp really believes his forever hypothetical 14-year old child would be qualified to give Roy Moore consent, you’ve at least got to commend his intra-Gentile solidarity.
But this is all just grist for the DIY infotainment landfill. As Jünger puts it in The Forest Passage:
An assault on the inviolability, on the sacredness of the home, would have been impossible in old Iceland in the way it was carried out in 1933, among a million inhabitants of Berlin, as a purely administrative measure. A laudable exception deserves mention here, that of a young social democrat who shot down half a dozen so-called auxiliary policemen at the entrance of his apartment. He still partook of the substance of the old Germanic freedom, which his enemies only celebrated in theory…. Naturally, he did not get this from his party’s manifesto….
But he sure as shit didn’t get it from Mein Kampf, either, and you’re not gonna get it from Kevin MacDonald or Roosh V or Chateau Heartiste or Red Ice Radio. How many people on the alt-right are the “so-called auxiliary policemen, celebrating in theory” and how many are the young social democrat? To ask the question is to answer it.