“You have to be very careful — SJWs can destroy you,” said a friend who learned that I write an Alt-Right blog.
I don’t take the risk, however small, lightly. I understand that if doxed, somebody who expresses the opinions we do would face what in effect would be a classic political persecution. This is why all of us who rely on a paycheck write anonymously. Here in the United States, as a remnant of our founding liberties, such a persecution would at least not entail the criminal dimension that it does in England. However, loss of one’s job is almost certain in such a case. There is also the trivial but serious possibility of physical threats.
Still, I told my friend, I refuse to be intimidated by… this:
Yeah, there are the common-sense precautions one should take, such as not providing any searchable facts about yourself. In the end though, there are two reasons for my lack of excessive concern:
1. SJWs Are Paper Tigers
They are sub-rational, damaged people who turn on one of their own before working up their mob-courage to attack somebody who doesn’t take their worldview seriously. Having read “SJWs Always Lie,” I am aware of the anatomy of their attack and the indicated countermeasures. Even if I forgot everything I had read in that book, I remember its cornerstone lesson: don’t apologize for something you wrote.
In fact, I’ve been saying “don’t apologize” way back on Chuck’s old GLP blog circa 2012 — my rationale on the practical level being that by doubling-down on their attack in response to an apology, SJWs (the so-called social justice warriors) give you no incentive to compromise. The mantra I suggested at the time was “I stand by my words.” If you refuse to back down, the enemy loses on the battlefield of his choosing and in the long run, you laugh.
2. You Can’t Be “Just A Little Politically Incorrect”…
… so you might as well say what you really think. Two major news events had a liberating effect on me: Edward Snowden’s revelations about the government spying on Americans’ phone and internet communication, and the persecution of George Zimmerman.
Snowden’s disclosures taught me that the government already knows everything about everybody in this country who has ever touched a computer or a smartphone, therefore we have, in a manner of speaking, nothing to hide.
Zimmerman’s ordeal taught me that there is no need to worry about the blow-back on our iconoclasm when there was this perfect New Diversity Man who likely never wrote a single racisss word in his life, and yet the entire U.S. establishment threw all it had at him in an effort to put him in prison for said racism.
The Pursuit Of The Truth
Blogger 28 Sherman recently tweeted:
1/2 of the @NRO vitriol at dumb Trump fans is pent up rage that they cannot express over the incredibly dumb minority vote bank on the Left.
We on the Alt-Right don’t have any suppressed rage — our rage is quite open — because we permit ourselves to think freely and seek the truth rather than fear it.
The purpose of exercising your right to free speech is, ultimately, to live in truth. The pursuit of the truth is a lifelong, subtractive process. You start with a clump of things you know and things you think you know, along with strips of your ego, little crystals of fear, chunks of ulterior motives and lies. And you cut into that lurid mass. You strip the thing down and as you get to the lean meat, the secret is — as the song goes — knowing what to throw away and knowing what to keep.
Along the lines of a similarly subtractive model, T.S. Eliot wrote the following in his 1921 essay Tradition and the Individual Talent:
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
Like Eliot’s poet, the Alt-Right already has the emotion, personality, reason, and clear-eyed possession of facts to pursue the truth. We are past the point of giving a fuck about political correctness as we shrug off the lies in our desire to think and speak freely.
If doxed and attacked, Alt-Right writers in any medium should not be ashamed of what they’ve written. Any “social justice” or cuckservative accuser who reads your words ought to be driven to pangs of envy rather than to his anticipated smug contempt. He might be envious of the talent he’d see behind the writing in many cases, and in every instance simply of the fact that you are asserting your freedom of speech while he’s a freakshow sell-out.
In spite of the trivial but potentially devastating risks, all of us here persist in defying the narrative and mocking its guardians. We are like something at night that’s irresistibly drawn toward light.
Happy Easter, folks.