Skinning the Invisible Knapsack, Part 1 of 5

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Among schoolgoys, there is a rather vindictive prank one can do to a classmate who has left his backpack or bookbag unattended, known as skinning. The bag is emptied of its contents, turned inside out, and then zipped back up with all of its contents inside.

In 1988, Peggy McIntosh published one of the seminal works in the far-left dominated academic field which has come to be called “Whiteness Studies” in a number of circles. “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” is an excerpt taken from a working paper produced by the women’s studies department of Wellesley College, and lists 50 “daily effects of white privilege” in the first-person perspective of the author from her experiences. Though McIntosh tried to cover herself by claiming her examples shouldn’t be generalized, her work is obviously not read that way in the identity politics dominated Obama years. If even some of these privileges existed in the 1980s, you would be hard pressed to find them now. A sacred text of the anti-white/third worldist/regressive left, Invisible Knapsack could use a good skinning. Here is a critical assessment of privileges 1-10.

  1. I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.

This is going to be the first of many of these items which 1.) was more true in the 1980s than the 2010s, 2.) is a simple reflection of demographic majority and not inherent to being White, and 3.) has become increasingly tied to wealth in the United States, as it is generally more expensive to live in a White area than not. (Which doesn’t stop the small Asian population you are starting to find in >85% White suburbs). “Privileges” such as this one are also a question of agency since one can select what kinds of people they want to keep as company.

  1. I can avoid spending time with people whom I was trained to mistrust and who have learned to mistrust my kind or me.

Again, this costs money. Just being White does not mean you can physically separate yourself from low-trust non-whites (or low-trust Whites for that matter). You need money and the means of getting 90 minutes outside of your workplace and back each day. Also this assumes we are “taught” to mistrust (by who?) rather than learning to do so ourselves from experience, observations, and information (like FBI table 43!).

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The Right Style Guide

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Many people are saying Lawrence Murray is one of the best writers on the Alt-Right. I have lots of racist internet friends, and they message me and say, “Lawrence, you’re absolutely right. You know, I agree with everything you’ve said.” And I think lots of people feel that way. I’ve been doing very well and gotten excellent feedback, and I’ve found that the response is excellent. There’s tremendous support from lots of people I’ve met and we’ve got a blog that’s in better shape because of it. So many people have asked me, “How do you do it? How do you do it, Lawrence?” And I say to these people what I think, and I think I put in a tremendous effort to get things done for this organization. It’s a tremendous effort and I think we’re doing very well because of it. The Right Stuff is doing very well.

So anyway, someone actually did suggest I do a style guide of sorts and I do think that would be a good idea. One of the things I can do as a keyboard warrior is try to raise the standard of discourse on the things we’re talking and writing about, simply by increasing the share of content that is mine or inspired by mine—we’ve actually had a number of contributors decide to write articles because of my influence or suggestion and I want to see more of that. So with that in mind I’d like to give a pretty straightforward overview of how I do things and what goes into a good piece, what makes a good writer.

I. Read. Read a lot. Read everything you can. You should always be in the process of reading a book. It doesn’t matter what pace you read at, if you only do 20 pages a week, but if someone were to ask, “What are you reading?” you should have an answer. I’m currently reading Michel Houellebecq’s Submission, which was published in French and translated into English last year. Set in near-future France, the novel describes life under a Muslim Brotherhood-Socialist governing coalition for a nihilistic and debauched college professor. Usually I read history or non-fiction but given the recent spate of events in Europe, it seemed like a good choice. [Actually, I read Houellebecq like a month ago—this draft is just old]. Reading does a number of things for you: it makes you think, it exposes you to new ideas, it improves your vocabulary, and it allows you to experience the writing styles of professionally published writers. On the latter, I should clarify that I am in general against credentialism—but in the case of written word, it’s not well-written works that have difficulty getting published but unmarketable or crimethink ones. So if something is commercially published, it is a good indicator that the author or his editor have probably done a very good job with their prose, regardless of the message. Speaking of which…

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Milo’s Alt-Right

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Milo Yiannopoulos is many negative things but stupid is not one of them. He recently gave a speech with the tongue-in-cheek title of “How to Destroy the Alt-Right” to a university audience as part of his speaking tour. The Summer of Trump is certainly a time unlike any other to capitalize on the Alt-Right, and having already established himself as the first major journalist to profile the Alt-Right, Milo obviously sees an opportunity to grow in that area now that it is a household term among the politically engaged.

But Milo is of course not an objective journalist. And I don’t hold him, or anyone, to that standard. To his credit he has repeatedly stated he is not “a member of the Alt-Right.” His coverage of the Alt-Right however, is certainly spun a certain way to make it more self-serving to his own agenda. The Milo persona is one of a sassy irreverent homosexual with an affinity for classical liberalism and a preference for Western culture (over say Islamic culture). Perhaps we could call this Oscar Wilde nationalism. Naturally one would expect Milo’s paradigms to come across in his presentation of the Alt-Right, and they do.

Right out of the gate Milo seeks to minimize the share of White nationalists in the Alt-Right. He sees claims that the Alt-Right is heavily White nationalist as a variation of how leftists brand all of their enemies as “racist.” And they do brand all of their enemies as racist (as well as claim that people of color cannot be racist). But a racist is just a White person who is illiberal on identity issues. The Alt-Right views identity issues from a eurocentric perspective and believes in ethno-nationalism (not the “ideas” or  magic dirt of propositional or civic nationalism). Hence if one truly is Alt-Right, on some level they must be sympathetic to if not outright in favor of White nationalism.

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The Wall Just Got Ten Memes Higher

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The following is the draft of a speech delivered at the Third NY Forum:

A few months ago, I was asked if I would be interested in speaking at the next one of these. So I said sure, why not? I didn’t really know what I was going to talk about, but I said I was sure something would happen by then worth covering.

I figured we’d get a terrorist attack somewhere in Greater Europe, maybe France or the United States. France had a pretty bad month in July actually and just last week stopped a bomb plot outside Notre Dame cathedral. But we already know about removing kebabs. It’s important, but not interesting. This stuff happens every few months.

I’m going to talk about what’s interesting. The tentative name of this talk that you may have seen is “The Wall Just Got Ten Memes Higher,” so I’m going to talk about memes. And how the Alt-Right is winning the meme war.

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Esoteric Kekism is a Religion of Peace

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Catlady Ascendancy hierophant Hillary Clinton recently published a post on her campaign website blaspheming against the avatar Pepe, who is a meme incarnation of the Egyptian pagan god of chaos, Kek. The offensive post, “Donald Trump, Pepe the frog, and white supremacists: an explainer,” describes one of the freshest pepes, a photoshopped movie poster for The Expendables movie franchise that instead features The Deplorables, as “an odd photo” and the “frog standing directly behind Trump” as “a symbol associated with white supremacy.”

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Clinton’s sycophant blogger elaborates:

“Pepe’s been almost entirely co-opted by the white supremacists who call themselves the ‘alt-right.’ They’ve decided to take back Pepe by adding swastikas and other symbols of anti-semitism and white supremacy.”

And in a display of scripted pearl clutching, the blasphemer calls and responds:

Let me get this straight: Trump’s presidential campaign is posting memes associated with white supremacy online?

Yes.

This is horrifying.

Yes.

The Clinton campaign, a church of no salvation which harbors the most rancid congregation of defilers and iconoclasts, charges we who follow the teachings of Esoteric Kekism and embrace the seven principles of the Alt-Right with being so-called supremacists. Much like the term racist, supremacist is used against White people who are insufficiently liberal on identity issues. In other words, if you believe Whites exist as a valid political interest group, a race, or a culture distinct from other groups, you are a racist and a supremacist. If you believe those same things about other groups, such as blacks or mestizos, you are a paragon of civic virtue, a social justice advocate, and a living saint in the congregation of the cucks. If not, you are a heretic of the Diverse faith.

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The Fault Lines of 9/11

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I remember 9/11. It’s not something you forget. It traumatized an entire country for months, but how people reacted to it then and interpret it now is probably the world’s most macabre Rorschach test. What did it all mean? What had happened? What was happening? What was going to happen next? Why? How people who lived through 9/11 answer these questions and whatever consensus is ultimately ironed out to be fed to future generations is of no small importance. 9/11, more than any other event in US history since the Civil War, will be the ever present past for a long time to come.

I remember 9/11. Had it happened a few years earlier I might have been made an orphan. I was in grade school at the time. Our principal made a vague announcement and we were all herded out of our classrooms to be picked up by our parents. Most of us were able to go home with them. And what a process that was. Outside the sky was burning, as those incomprehensible, supernaturally gigantic Twin Towers you’d seen almost every day during your brief lifetime were now returning to the earth in the most brutal way possible. It was like watching the fireworks on Independence Day just a few months earlier; you could see them from the street.

2001 was a time before social media, before camera phones and spontaneous photography. One reason why so many of the images taken of 9/11 are such high quality is because only professional photographers really had their cameras handy, or enthusiasts who owned and knew how to use them. The rest of us didn’t really need to take pictures anyway though. No one who witnessed 9/11 saw it in passing. They stood there in awe of something incomprehensible, like they were witnessing the gods striking the earth. I can still picture the stillness of the streets as people watched the skyline. Gone was the bustling hive of activity and commerce. It was as if they’d all been nailed to the floor, with their eyes glued to the fire.

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Trump the World-Destroyer: More Hysteria from the New York Times Commentariat

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So this is the third time I’ve done this (1, 2). Maybe I have a problem, but perusing the comments section at the New York Times is like watching a slow motion trainwreck in occupied Poland. I just can’t look away. Charles M. Blow’s latest article, “Donald Trump is Lying in Plain Sight,” brings the cucks home to roost with a vengeance.

Should I do that thing with the witty nicknames for each commenter? I could, but I don’t want to keep writing the same piece over and over. I think this time I will just put the snarky commentary after the excerpts. Needless to say, the insanity, double-standards, and histrionics of these comments often speak for themselves.

The media, specifically the “liberal” media, seems to bend over backward to appear objective. This creates a false equivalence between Clinton and Trump. Our country is in a fight for its life. We need to see things as they really are. Trump is a megalomaniac who very well could cause the extinction of humanity. The best he would do would be to ruin the country and create a newer, more overt feudalism where 99.9% of the population are no better than chattel slaves. False objectivity should be abandoned in favor of survival.

Trump is become death, destroyer of worlds. Literally. America could die if he wins. The entire human species! He is going to reduce every last American to “overt feudalism,” which means “chattel slavery.” Really really. We Antebellum South now.

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