August 27, 2016
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So… Hillary Clinton just gave the alt-right the public spotlight. People are Googling like crazy, and people like Richard Spencer are gloating like they haven’t in years.
By the way, Richard if you’re still in Japan by all means give me a call. I could use some hairstyling advice from you. I’m sure he’s getting Japanese groupies just by standing out there in Tokyo looking good and white. He should do some activism while he’s there.
Anyway, so the alt-right is trending, and I guess I should say something. Am I alt-right? Of course I am. Why? Because I say so. I’ve been writing about how language works. Words exist to be useful. What’s the point of having the word “alt-right”? To make friends among fellow dissenters from the progressive mainstream. So yeah, I’m alt-right. I also want a wall. And I could use more readers.
I’m probably the most disagreeable alt-right out there, in that my specialty is pointing out how every single political idea out there is either stupid or impractical, and I use profuse examples from ancient and modern history to make the point. Recently I’ve been pointing out why political ideas are either stupid impractical, and why they still keep coming up because the point of having political ideas is not their brilliance or practicality, but just to get some status points in ad-hoc local signaling games.
But hey, don’t let me discourage you. Because I’m also the guy with the best theory about what the alt-right is about, why it happened, why it’s getting bigger, and why it isn’t going anywhere. Unless the solution we don’t want happens. Or the dysgenic trends just keep going on forever.
So this was my clumsy attempt to catch some of the spotlight that Hillary Clinton was so nice to give us. Oh, by the way, I also have the best theory about what the Clintons are about.
I should get myself a fancy brand. The Philosopher of the Alt-Right. Or maybe something more specific. The Schopenhauer of the Alt-Right. Suggestions are welcome.