Thursday, October 19, 2017

Stephen Miller Is A Bad "American"

Zilu: The Duke of Wei has asked for your opinion in how to rule his realm. He’ll call you for an audience any time. What will be the first thing you tell him?

Confucius: Oh, that he must fix the names.

Zilu: What? That? Oh come on, master, what does that even mean. “Fix the names”. I don’t get it.

Confucius: Shut up, you stupid brat, and listen. It is like this. If the names aren’t correct, what you speak becomes nonsense. If you speak nonsense, you can’t get things done. If you don’t get things done, you can’t get the rituals to work. If the rituals don’t work, the law isn’t applied as it should. If the law isn’t applied as it should, the people can’t make a productive living. When a ruler names something, he must be able to make sense when talking about it. And when talking about it, he must be able to do what he means.
The title of the prior post is Stephen Miller Is A Bad "Jew". Jewish leftists have redefined Judaism as leftism. This is a good bait and switch because if you attack Jews you are an anti-semite. Something like #FakeJews is a meme waiting to happen on the Jewish #AltRight. Also We Predicted It: The New Generation Of Nationalists Support Israel. A rectification of names is coming.

A much bolder gambit is underway from the cuckservatives. George Will tries to redefine America and says: Trump rejecting Lincoln’s affirmation of Founders’ vision. He even concludes by effectively calling Stephen Miller a bad "American."
With Trump turning and turning in a widening gyre, his crusade to make America great again is increasingly dominated by people who explicitly repudiate America’s premises. The faux nationalists of the “alt-right” and their fellow travelers like Stephen Bannon, although fixated on protecting America from imported goods, have imported the blood-and-soil ethno-tribalism that stains the continental European right. In “Answering the Alt-Right” in National Affairs quarterly, Ramon Lopez, a University of Chicago Ph.D. candidate in political philosophy, demonstrates how Trump’s election has brought back to the public stage ideas that a post-Lincoln America had slowly but determinedly expunged. They were rejected because they are incompatible with an open society that takes its bearing from the Declaration of Independence’s doctrine of natural rights.

With their version of the identity politics practiced by progressives, alt-right theorists hold that the tribalism to which people are prone should not be transcended but celebrated. As Lopez explains, the alt-right sees society as inevitably “a zero-sum contest among fundamentally competing identity groups.” Hence the alt-right is explicitly an alternative to Lincoln’s affirmation of the Founders’ vision. They saw America as cohesive because of a shared creed. The alt-right must regard Lincoln as not merely mistaken but absurd in describing America as a creedal nation dedicated to a “proposition.” The alt-right insists that real nationhood requires cultural homogeneity rooted in durable ethnic identities. This is the alt-right’s alternative foundation for the nation Lincoln said was founded on the principle that all people are, by nature, equal.
Will gets much wrong here.

Power is a zero sum game. The more powerful the state becomes, the more zero sum games like economics become (because the state invades every corner of your life). Cuckservatives like Will failed to stop the growth of the state, which is the only way to reduce the influence of zero sum political games. The trajectory of debt and entitlement spending says the whole nation will become a zero sum game within a generation or two because how this debt is defaulted on will greatly determine how wealth is redistributed.

Lincoln wanted to send former slaves back to Africa. Few abolitionists considered blacks equal to whites. The Founders fundamentally understood that people were not equal. A flowery turn of phrase does not make a creed anymore than a poem makes immigration policy. If Will is talking about equality in broader terms than "equality before the law" and other limited concepts, he is a communist.

Will doesn't understand the Alt-Right. The red pill doesn't say that tribalism replaces a "creed," but that most people who believe in this creed are from certain ethnic backgrounds. Some on the Alt-Right descend into base tribalism, but Will isn't impressing by smashing pinatas. The American creed is not universal, but tribal. If you believe in a creedal nation, then there should be some test for adherence to the creed. Do you support property rights? Do you support free speech? Do you support gun ownership? If George Will goes on an anti-communist rampage then I will believe him. Instead, he believes in a creed whose adherents are 80-90% white, who overwhelmingly vote Republican every election, and which is increasingly losing its place in American society as progressive ideology replaces it.

It's true that many on the Alt-Right (in the broadest sense of the term) reject the creed in part or in whole. However, it's not clear that a creedal America couldn't survive by turning the ratchet right. Any "creedal" "proposition nation" conservative could out-flank the Alt-Right or at least create a viable alternative. Launch a political inquisition against people who disagree with the Founders. Such a campaign might remove a healthy chunk of Scandanavian, Italian, Irish, Jewish, African, Asian and Latin American immigrants and their descendants either physically through deportation, or politically through a new standard for participation in politics. Will proposes no defense of the creed though. All he does is strike out at former allies who have taken the red pill and realized the end of Will's road is the death of America, the death of the creed, and possibly a gulag. "You guys are just like the progressives!" Yes, the progressives won George. Identity politics dominates now because of diversity. The overlap between identity and ideology is large. If you act on your beliefs, Mr. Will, you will become Alt-Right. If you do not, you are a cuckservative surrendering the field to progressives. The Alt-Right is inevitable.

The attempt at redefining America as post-Lincoln equality has already failed. George Will and other cuckservatives are selling a dead parrot. Whatever name you give a dead parrot, it's still dead.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Stephen Miller Is A Bad "Jew"

Can American Jews Be White Nationalists?
“I think it was growing up in California, he saw the role that mass migration played turning a red state blue,” one unidentified former Senate colleague of Miller told Politico Magazine. “He was fearful that that would happen to the rest of the country.” Miller would hardly be alone in fearing how Hispanic immigration will change America. But these were the same fears that the restrictionists of yesteryear raised about Stephen Miller’s ancestors.
1. Americans feared Jewish immigration
2. Jews gained power and immediately used it to change America in their own interest, confirming their fears
2. Jews are undermining America today through immigration policy
3. Americans are racist for noticing Jews are undermining America with mass immigration
4. Stephen Miller is a bad Jew because he is a good American restricting immigration

The article has to be read to be believed. It contains gems such as this:
American Jews, then, have something of a communal obligation to pay it forward by supporting a liberal immigration regime. And by and large we have: Jews and Jewish organizations are very pro-immigration. This implied social responsibility doesn’t necessarily entail support for open borders. Nor does it apply to other parts of the world; continued mass Muslim immigration from North Africa and the Middle East into Europe, for example, is a portentous development that will make Jewish life there, already difficult, increasingly so. But an American Jew calling for a drastic reduction in legal immigration to America is unseemly.
What this paragraph tells you is that Jews are not Americans. An assimilated American would write:
American Jews, then, have something of a communal obligation to pay it forward by opposing a liberal immigration regime. They have a duty to help the people who welcomed them with open arms. This implied social responsibility doesn’t necessarily entail support for mass deportations. But an American Jew calling for a drastic reduction in legal immigration to America is a true patriot.
Jews see that they've profited off their hosts and think they owe help to other foreigners, not their fellow Americans. You have to be a foreigner in your heart of hearts to have this line of thinking. In contrast, Stephen Miller and other patriotic Jews are Americans first who think like us because they are us.

Jewish thinking on immigration in a nutshell: America gives Jews $100 out of charity and Jews must "pay it forward" by finding more people to whom America is supposed to give $100.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Toyota Camry: The Esperanto of Automobiles

Steve Sailer notices Toyota isn't interested in white consumers.

The "Transcultural Mainstream"
“There is no Caucasian market,” said Mark Turner, chief strategy officer of Saatchi & Saatchi, who is white. “The mainstream market as defined by any mass marketer like Toyota actually comprises many different cultures, so we’re not the Caucasian agency. We’re the agency that caters to the transcultural mainstream.”
Leftist says, "White people don't have a culture." To a certain degree, this is like a fish not realizing it swims in the ocean. It doesn't know it is wet. Many Americans don't realize they have a culture. To them, culture is tradition, culture is foreign, culture is different. American culture has been sliced and diced and packaged and sold internationally. It is easy to think you have no culture when it has so thoroughly conquered the globe that you don't realize you've colonized much of it. McDonald's is American. Coca-Cola is American. The American version of Santa Claus will be in Chinese shopping malls come December. Also, you've so abandoned tradition and unique American traits that your only connection to culture is through McDonald's, popular culture, movies and music. What the rest of the world also has. People who say America has no culture mean "I have no culture." (Ironic because people who say that tend to be hyper-white SWPLs who are so WEIRD it makes minorities uncomfortable.)

This brief moment of global colonization and domestic fracturing will pass quickly. White identity is already growing because it is clearly distinguishable from "transculture," but more specifically the components such as black culture. Up until the late 1980s, most black musicians served a white-dominated market. If you wanted to be very popular, you had to appeal to an audience that was 80% white. In TV shows from the 70s and 80s, black characters were mainly shown interacting with whites or "presenting white" by themselves. Integration culminated with the Cosby Show. Then at some point in the 1990s, you might think KKK writers infiltrated black media. Today, forced diversity results in black culture infiltrating "popular" culture so thoroughly that whites are turned off. In less than two generations, culture went from integrating blacks into majority white culture, to whites being reverse-colonized. It took less than a generation to go from Will Smith as pop culture movie star to some affirmative action actor being forced into Star Wars and now Pacific Rim.

Whites now experience what minorities feel living in a foreign culture. The Left celebrates this with "Suck it whitey! Your time is done!" They neglect the history: as soon as it was possible, minorities created their own cultural products.

The destruction of the mainstream is underway. Brands can stick with acultural messages such as quality, acultural symbols such as puppies (tricked you: what about the Muslims?), or fracture their advertising. The Toyota Camry became popular for quality. Sales boomed all over the world. Now Saatchi & Saatchi are selling it as the Esperanto of automobiles to whites. If Ford or Chevy can figure out how to make a quality sedan and re-purpose their pick-up truck advertising, they have an opening.