White Guilt by Shelby Steele



What follows is an analysis of the phenomenon of white guilt, which finds its origin in the Civil Rights era and the preceding cultural milieu. It is an honest a critique of the mindset of white guilt, which may be seen as condemnation by some, especially to Baby Boomers. I do not mean to insult or condemn, though I do offer criticism, which is a form of judgement. I pray that Baby Boomers who may read this post please accept my apologies for any perceived offense, as my only intent is to articulate the underpinnings of white guilt that we may build a brighter future free of its burden. I dedicate this post to the Baby Boomers in my family and my life, with love. —Butch


Some of my family members of the Conservative Baby Boomer persuasion recently told me about a book, White Guilt by Shelby Steele. A friend of theirs, also of the Conservative Baby Boomer persuasion, an accomplished physician, had recommended it highly. I’ve been attempting to Red Pill these family members for years, so I jumped at the opportunity to engage with them on the book, an analysis of the racial phenomenon known as white guilt. A few clicks on Amazon and I had a paperback copy in just a couple days.

The book is rather short, divided into 4 parts:

  1. The Story of White Guilt: A autobiographical section where Steele tells his story of being born into segregation, his general experience of it, and his awakening to “black consciousness”. This is an overview of the field of battle on which the anti-white paradigm was born. 63 pages.
  2. An Expanding Guilt: Coming of age in the Civil Rights era, Steele’s expanded “consciousness” of his “blackness”, his adoption of the black militant posture, a general analysis of the Baby Boomer (hippie) sociological phenomenon. This is an overview of the flowering of the anti-white paradigm and the destruction of pro-white American values. 28 pages.
  3. The Ways of Blindness: Steele introduces the terms “white blindness” and “dissociation”, and offers an analysis of the shift in the value system as the Baby Boomers came of age. Here he offers some solid analysis of how the Boomers lowered the status of pro-white America through shaming and created an alternative moral model of the “new man”. 41 pages.
  4. Dissociation and Culture: Where Steele bemoans the death of Western values which died along with pro-white values. 5 pages.

The book was published in 2006, during the second George W. Bush administration. I will admit that this book review is about a decade late, and that I have a considerable amount of hindsight.

This is a work of literature: Steele does not use footnotes, historical analysis, comparative analysis, or references to scientific data. There are almost zero numbers or percentages in the book. This book is entirely literary, with many bald assertions and a bit of pop psychology. In essence, there is almost zero appeal to science, only literature and some reference to recent history and current events. Obviously, the book was intended for consumption by an average white American conservative audience, and is not a book of serious scholarship, though I did find it to contain some valuable insight.

Executive Summary

Steele uses the term white guilt as shorthand for the sociological phenomenon of whites committing civilizational suicide, though he never mentions civilizational suicide or white genocide. In essence, Steele, being of the Conservative Baby Boomer persuasion himself, argues for a return to color-blind meritocratic conservatism, where blacks are offered free and open access to Western civilization in America (as now), but are both required and encouraged to work and produce, as they were under segregation and slavery, but now as full equals. Steele defends the morality of the Left which requires whites to open Western civilization to all comers, but he also holds a contradictory belief in the values of Western civilization, which created indisputably the greatest civilization to ever exist. Steele has an acute conservative awareness of the decline of American society since the Civil Rights era, while also holding a typical Baby Boomer opinion that the changes which caused this decline (civil rights) were a moral necessity and achievement which should be celebrated, a clear logical contradiction from a pragmatic viewpoint. He then vaguely and, I think, halfheartedly argues for some sort of return to color-blind meritocracy, one which focuses on maximizing the human potential of blacks rather than equalizing outcomes through redistribution and affirmative action (which Steele views as racist). In essence, Steele asserts that “Dems aRe the Real Racists (DR3)” who engage in the “soft bigotry of low expectations”, in typical conservative fashion, and this is how he substantiates his advocacy of return to color-blind meritocracy. Steele argues that the Civil Rights movement was necessary, moral and good, but bemoans the loss of Western values and realizes that the promise of Civil Rights and the Great Society never materialized for blacks or whites.

While I don’t find Steele’s DR3 arguments for “personal responsibility” to be workable, he did offer some analysis of the problem that I did find useful, and I feel that the read was worth it, if only to understand the mindset of the Conservative Baby Boomer better.

Meritocracy is White Supremacy

I’d like to begin by addressing Steele’s conclusion: a call for color-blind meritocracy. A little blurb on the back of the book says that “acclaimed race relations scholar Shelby Steele sounds a powerful call for a new culture of personal responsibility”. This is Steele’s essential conclusion, which considering that this book was written in G. W. Bush’s second term, is an all too familiar conservative talking point.

The problem is that Meritocracy is White Supremacy. Or, I could use less inflammatory rhetoric and state that meritocracy results in hierarchy. The analysis of DR3 is correct but pointless: the Left is convinced that blacks cannot compete with whites on a level playing field, which is essentially a “racist” conclusion, because addressing race realistically in the current year is “racism”. Of course, the DR3 analysis is pointless because racism is a concept that is only used to harm white interests, and because the Left is a coalition of non-whites against whites, the Left is impervious to charges of racism. Then there’s the fact that the Left excuses the low performance of blacks with narratives of “institutional” or “systemic” racism, thus once again hiding their pragmatic racial calculation behind a veil of anti-racism.

Let’s imagine that our society took Steele’s call for “personal responsibility” seriously and implemented an essentially libertarian platform which removed all diversity quotas, affirmative action, housing subsidies, busing laws, government oversight of racial lending outcomes and welfare/redistribution. Blacks already exist primarily as an underclass today despite all the social engineering palliatives. Everywhere that there are large numbers of blacks we find crime, poverty and dysfunction.  Is there really any doubt that the black/white socio-economic gap would widen even further? This is the inevitable outcome, when you have an average white IQ of 100 and an average black IQ of 85 competing in modern America where IQ is more determinative of socio-economic outcomes than ever.

If we actually implemented a color-blind meritocracy, there would be almost zero blacks that could qualify for college, and thus any sort of professional positions. Without affirmative action, diversity quotas and lowered standards, we would have far fewer blacks in middle class jobs. Without government makework positions such as the postal service, DMV, and other government bureaucracies favoring ‘diversity’ there would be even less. This would reduce the average black income even further, limiting the black pool of housing locations, limiting high dollar car loans to blacks, limiting credit card offers. Without government intervention in housing and lending, most banks and landlords would find ways to avoid lending to blacks, except for specialist “predatory” lenders and slumlords. The ghettos would grow even larger. Certainly the changes that we would witness would be seen as an increase in “white supremacy” from the viewpoint of the Left, because such policies would increase the black/white socioeconomic gap.

Thus, meritocracy is white supremacy: A fair and even-handed implementation of a merit based system, the fabled “level playing field”, has the practical result of segregating blacks into a permanent underclass in white countries. Steele fails to address any of these issues in the book.

Dunning-Kreuger and Wishful Thinking

Of course, Steele is a high functioning “black” (although, from his photos he appears to have more white blood in him than black) who can compete with whites on a level playing field. He’s one of the talented 1% of blacks who could fare well under a meritocratic system. Because of this, he suffers the Dunning-Kruger effect: a bias where smart people underestimate just how difficult a task is for an average person, because for them it is relatively easy. Steele takes a solipsistic view of the problem, assuming that most blacks are like him. He buys the equalitarian narrative and attributes poor black socio-economic performance to slavery and Jim Crow. This self-delusion about the reality of collective black ability is the only possible way that he could justify supporting meritocracy. This is mere wishful thinking, because we have plenty of evidence that his assessment is wrong, and the Left knows it, which is why they condemn meritocracy as white supremacy.

From his stories, Steele came from a high functioning black family who did quite well under segregation. His parents fought to get him into a white school, where he was the only black. They owned houses that they rented out, and they actually had to hide their high income from others. He tells stories of pining to be accepted into white society as a boy, and how painful the racial barrier was for him. Steele is married to a white woman.

Shelby and Rita Steele

His family could compete with whites on a level playing field, and essentially that is all they wanted: to be accepted as full-fledged members of the white in-group. Given this context, it’s understandable that Steele advocates for meritocracy. He just happens to indulge a cognitive bias which allows him to refuse to acknowledge the biological component of black dysfunction, and to recognize that he and his family are statistical outliers. When building public policy, we must do so according to aggregates, finding the mean value of distributions. It is illogical to produce public policy which only works for less than 5% of a given population. We must produce public policy based on the average member of a group.

In short, Steele’s call for color-blind meritocracy, a common Conservative Baby Boomer theme, is based in bias and wishful thinking. It’s simply a non-starter because his solution would result in greater segregation between blacks and whites.

Rejecting Black Nationalism

Steele relays his awakening into the avant-garde of black militancy in the first part of the book, but then he simply rejects the notion of black separatism or black nationalism which is the hallmark of much of the black political thought. Given his biases, his desire to be fully accepted into white society as a full in-group member, this is understandable. However, Steele rejects black nationalism out of hand, refusing to take the idea seriously.

Shelby and Rita Steele

He accuses Malcolm X of promoting the “ugly theme of separatism“. No analysis, no argument, simply the label: ugly.

He dispels the validity of black America as nonsense, saying “as if we still share a singular destiny”. For Steele, as for most all Conservative Baby Boomers, it is axiomatic that blacks and whites in America will be forever joined in a political union. Any other notions can be rejected without argument because they violate this unquestioned assumption.

Steele writes “Freedom can be seized only by individuals. And the fact is that we blacks are free“. Of course, he neglects to mention that sovereignty can only be seized by groups. By limiting his frame to the classical liberal framework of individualism and freedom, he hides the group self-determination known as sovereignty. I view this to be sophistry, attempting to win his point with a half-truth, leaving a portion of the truth untold. Black freedom can only be guaranteed through black sovereignty, or black nationalism. Just as white freedom can only be guaranteed through white sovereignty, or white nationalism. There are many good arguments that the freedoms of any nation or ethnic group can only be guaranteed through sovereignty, foremost of them are historical examples. What exactly was the point of the American Revolution, if it was not that the Founding Fathers believed that the freedoms of the members of the distinct American nation could only be guaranteed through sovereignty? Why do blacks seek ever increasing black oversight in government and policing, if not that they feel their freedoms are protected via sovereignty? It’s unfortunate that Steele does not deal at all with the topic of sovereignty.

In fact, we see many black now want re-segregation as an attempt to regain black sovereignty. They want black-only schools and spaces. Of course, they want whites to fund this segregation. Essentially, many blacks now want a divorce from the white majority, but they also want alimony payments. This is the problem with black nationalism for those who seek to continue black parasitism of whites: black nationalism is a divorce with no alimony or child support. It is the path to true adulthood for black America, one in which they control their own distinct destiny and are entirely responsible for the outcome.

I personally support black separatism and black nationalism as the means to black sovereignty and I recognize the desire of all distinct ethnic groups to seek to steer their collective destiny via sovereignty. I even support the right of white people to seek their unique collective destiny via sovereignty, as outlandish as that logical conclusion is in the current year.

Blindness to Humanity

In part 3, The Ways of Blindness, Steele gets rather flowery and literary in referencing the Ralph Ellison’s 1953 novel Invisible Man. In this context, the assertion is that whites are “blind” to the “humanity” of blacks. So, “invisibility” is the “unseen humanity” of blacks. I found this literary device to be rather unwieldy and counter-intuitive, because in essence it means that to see color is to be blind to humanity. Conversely, to be color-blind is to see humanity. Therefore, in this metaphor to be color-blind is to have sight, and to see color is to be blind. You can see why I find this device to cumbersome. It’s obvious sophistry when what you see with your own two eyes (the reality of racial differences) is labeled blindness.

This section did clarify “humanity” for me. I now understand its usage by the Left much better for having to work through this inverted metaphor. Humanity is itself a universalist concept, it is an assertion of unity. Humanity is another way of saying the tired old trope: there is only one race, the human race. Humanity disguises and downplays racial and ethnic differences. Within the context of Invisible Man, to see humanity is to blind oneself to in-group and out-group differences. To accept humanity is to reject kin. Ellison and Steele both wish to be accepted as full members of the white in-group, so they seek to destroy the conceptual validity of white kin selection and in-group preference by asserting kinship only to the super-group: humanity.

This is the upshot of human rights, the universal brotherhood of man. It is an enlightenment concept that is both universalist and individualist. To view a man as a human and nothing more, then we assign him membership in the largest possible group, which has the effect of eliding his membership in sub-groups. The truth is that of course he still belongs to ever decreasing circles of sub-groups: human > race > nation > tribe > clan > family > nuclear family > individual. It’s a bit of a trick to make a man an absolute individual by asserting his membership in the largest possible group. I believe this trick plays on Man’s natural desire to be a member of a group. “Once there is only one in-group, then there are no more out-groups”, goes the fuzzy thinking.

While today the concept of meritocracy is seen as a rightist position because it favors whites over blacks, it must be understood that its birth was as a reaction to the rigid class system of the ancien régime or feudal orders. In those day, the class system (feudal order) based on group or class differences was rightest (stable order valued over change), and the notion of disregarding group affiliation or station of birth and viewing each man as an individual to be judged on his own merit, was on the extreme left.

To use Ellison’s cumbersome metaphor: to see an individual you must be blind to his class or group affiliations. In this way, individualism is itself a universalist concept, and is functionally indistinct from humanity. To accept individualism is to reject group affiliations. Thus, the modern rejection of kinship and in-group preference (labeled as “racism” in the current year) is an extension of the rejection of class and group preference begun during the enlightenment.

Thus, while European enlightenment thinkers created the individual by asserting that the only moral course of action was to ignore group membership, the modernist cosmopolitan thinkers re-created the individual by asserting that the only moral course of action was to ignore sub-group membership in favor of the human super-group membership. This human concept plays to Man’s psychological need for group membership, while playing to leftist individualist conceptions, and creating the conceptual framework for a one world government. Quite a trick, that.

Now I see clearly that any talk of humanity or human rights is a call for the rejection of all group boundaries and to view every individual as devoid of group identity and motivation. I also see clearly that this is an impossibility, as every man has some sort of group identity with which he will refuse to part. In practice, this “seeing of humanity” is to ignore groups by seeing them as collections of individuals, which leads to any number of problems. It is training oneself to not see the forest for the trees.

Take the Muslim problem, where a small but significant portion of Muslims in the West are jihadis willing to kill Westerners for their in-group’s benefit. If we “see their humanity” and view them all as a collection of individuals, rather than as members of a collective (a competing tribe), then we are limited in our response to the jihadi attacks: the legal system. We are only able to hold individuals accountable via the legal system. In effect, this means that we must wait until the jihadi performs a “criminal” act (for example, murdering dozens of teenagers at a Manachester concert hall), then and only then can we prosecute.

Law is the method by which we hold individuals accountable. How do we hold groups accountable? We hold groups to account through war. When we view jihadis as members of a group (Arab or Muslim), then we can perceive their actions as acts of war, rather than as criminal offenses. As long as we maintain the fidelity to individualism and only “see humanity”, then we are powerless to act against the invaders as a group, to hold them all accountable for the actions of their in-group members. This allows them to act collectively for group interests, while the individualists are helpless to defend themselves and must suffer endless “terrorism” as “part and parcel” of living in a big city. Only by recognizing group affiliation can we hold groups accountable.

Assertions of humanity are attempts to create in the mind a collective human destiny, which obviates any collective national or ethnic destiny. National sovereignty and humanity are mutually exclusive concepts. If we are all going to be a collective humanity, then we are all going to be ruled by a collective human government, a global government which will enforce all human rights (and laws). If there is only one group, the human group, then there can be only one law, the human law, and to have one law you may only have one government. Therefore there can be no nations, no national destiny as long as we recognize humanity and human rights which logically has the concept of global governance embedded in its premise.

Dr. Bronner’s All-One soap. This manifesto used to be printed on every bar’s wrapper.

Humanism and humanity are entirely leftist constructions, which Ellison and Steele use to undermine the in-group cohesion of whites intellectually. Yet, Conservative Baby Boomers hold up writers like Steele as rightists while they espouse concepts which destroy the ability of whites to defend themselves from invasion and dissolution. Only national identity, national destiny and sovereignty stand to prevent the homogenization of the world’s unique and beautiful peoples into One People, One World, One Government.

The Morality of Civil Rights

Steele is absolute in his assertion that the “Civil Rights” movement was a moral necessity and was a shining moment of triumph, at the same time that he recognizes that the promises of the Civil Rights movement and Johnson’s Great Society never materialized. In fact, Steele is very aware that by many metrics, black America is far worse off under the new regime than they were under segregation.

REAL communism has never been tried!

The subtitle of the book is “How blacks and whites together destroyed the promise of the civil rights era”. Steele views the promise of the Civil Rights movement as having been subverted, as a noble project which was implemented improperly. Let me guess: Real racial integration has never been tried! I don’t mean to be snide by making the comparison to communism, but I think it’s important to notice some similarities.

Communism, like racial integration, is a leftist project designed to remove class boundaries and achieve social harmony. Communism has failed over and over and over, and yet even today, you can find many American true believers who insist that true communism has never been tried… because the reality of communism never aligned with the theory of communism. See the No True Scotsman logical fallacy.

Similarly, the reality of racial integration and the social harmony that was projected to result from integration and multiculturalism, has never aligned with the theory. Under communism, when the project failed there was always a capitalist scapegoat to blame: groups and individuals who ruined the promise of communism by not believing enough in the project. What do we see today when the promise of racial integration never materializes? We have another group of scapegoats who ruin the promise of racial integration by not believing enough in the project: the evil racists who infuse the very fabric of American life with their “institutional” or “systemic” racism. Steele, to his credit, explicitly denies the existence of systemic racism.

The communists were 100% convinced that free market capitalism was immoral, just as the multiculturalists are 100% convinced that nationalism and “racism” (ethnocentrism) are are immoral. The parallels between communist true believers and integrationist true believers are very interesting.

Communism was eventually judged to be an unworkable system due to persistent failures of the ideology to materialize, not mention the hundreds of millions of deaths. The theory of communism was eventually shown to fail the Darwinian test: it killed far more than it helped and the people rejected it, like a patient rejecting an organ transplant. Again and again.

As I stated, Steele is aware that in many ways blacks are objectively worse off now than they were under segregation. I’m not arguing for segregation, which I think is unworkable, but I am arguing that we have plenty of evidence that proves that racial integration is a failed project. Steele admits that it has failed himself when he admits that white America had to sacrifice their very Western value system of individualism, meritocracy and liberty in order to attempt to integrate blacks into white society. This is the “soft bigotry of low expectations”, the American attempt to exempt blacks from the Western value system of personal responsibility, while simultaneously attempting to integrate them fully as equals, which is obviously an insuperable contradiction.

Of course, Steele believes that we simply didn’t do it right. Where he writes that we “destroyed the promise of the Civil Rights era”, what he means is that we didn’t implement the theory properly. He wants us to continue the project of racial integration, but this time subjecting blacks to the meritocracy and developing their human potential. I argue that this is nothing more than the “white supremacist” solution, and will simply result in further re-segregation, due to the biological realities of the differences between Africans and Europeans. We are simply separate, distinct, unassimilable ethnic groups and there is no changing the reality.

We tried racial integration. We really did. It failed because it was doomed to fail. It was just another Utopian dream of a perfect society, which has caused more suffering than harmony. Globalism, multiculturalism, and racial integration are all the same idea: that we can create a perfect social order if we all drop our various racial, national and ethnic identities and accept our Universalist Individualist identities as The Human Race.

The writing is on the wall. Globalism and multiculturalism have been tried and they failed, just like communism. If you are a true believer, than you can never be convinced otherwise. It may be that it will take Rivers of Blood to convince most Europeans. I would like it if we could be smarter than that, but I have read a bit of history, and history is a slaughter bench.

Higher Consciousness and The New Man

Steele does a fair amount of analysis of the shift in power dynamics that occurred during the ’60s. One concept I found useful to deconstruct was higher consciousness. Steele doesn’t deconstruct it, he simply uses the phrase, but in my view higher consciousness  or expanded consciousness means nothing more than new religion.

One can be conscious of many objects within one’s perception. If one can expand one’s perception, then one can expand the set of objects of which one is conscious. The Baby Boomer generation contained a group known as the hippies, who used “mind expanding” hallucinogenic drugs. Jim Morrison’s The Doors was named after Aldous Huxley’s book The Doors of Perception which details Huxley’s mescaline trips in the ’50s. So, expanding perception (opening the doors of perception) is “mind expanding” or “expanding consciousness” to reach “higher consciousness”. Hallucinogens are commonly known to produce “religious experiences”.

In 1967, Timothy Leary, spoke at Golden Gate park to 30,000 hippies at the “Human Be-In” where he famously stated:

Like every great religion of the past we seek to find the divinity within and to express this revelation in a life of glorification and the worship of God. These ancient goals we define in the metaphor of the present — turn on, tune in, drop out.

The higher consciousness of the ’60s that Steele tells of is nothing more than the birth of a new religion, where religious experiences could be purchased for a couple of bucks. Americas youth were lured to this new religion with tales of “free love” (easy sex), Rock’n’Roll and the status of subscribing to a higher morality. All they had to do was to reject the value system of their parents entirely.

Christians often describe themselves as “followers of Christ”. What does it mean to “follow” in this sense? It means to attempt to be Christ-like. It means to encounter new situations and ask yourself “What Would Jesus Do?”. It means to hold in your mind a mental model of the perfect man and attempt to use this model to negotiate your present life.

Holy Man Jam, Boulder, CO  Aug. 1970Steele tells of how the Baby Boomers were offered a new model, the model of the “New Man”. This “New Man” was the embodiment of “expanded consciousness”, meaning he was the avatar of the new religion. They crafted for themselves an image, a narrative, a mental model of how this “new man” would act, and to act in this manner was to express the ideals of the new generation, to be seen as a man of high status. So, just as previous generations had been “followers of Christ”, this new generation followed the “New Man”, which they invented out of whole cloth during drug-fueled love-ins. It was quite a feat, engineering this new religion. We should spend a lot of time investigating this  miracle of modern mind-control.

It’s important to realize that we live in a dominance hierarchy, and we seek climb this dominance hierarchy. Our station in the dominance hierarchy is determined by our status. We signal our status to others constantly with our mode of dress and speech, the type of stores we frequent and cars we drive, our taste in music, art and literature. Almost every aspect of our lives is a signal. In the ’60s, growing out your hair and wearing a leather fringe jacket and driving a motorcycle, smoking weed, taking LSD, and engaging in “free love” signaled an expanded consciousness, a higher status. Holding the correct opinions about racial integration also signaled a higher consciousness, and thus a higher status. Mouthing platitudes like “make love, not war”, signaled enlightened higher status.

The “New Man” defined the new model for which status was awarded and thus station in the dominance hierarchy, with the new model having its basis in the value system defined as “higher consciousness”, the new religion. Conversely, holding to traditional values and opinions of race relations signaled “lower consciousness”, a “narrowness” of mind or “Close-mindedness”. The Baby Boomers mercilessly shamed, mocked and ridiculed those who refused to worship the ideal of the “new man”, because shame, mockery and ridicule are the tools used to lower the status of the targets.

With the help of mass media (and none of this would have been possible without mass media), glorifying the hippie revolution at every turn, the Baby Boomers were able to forge a new religion and with it a new value system to replace traditional Western values. Between media and academia, a new consensus was manufactured and racial integration was at the heart of it. What most people didn’t understand was that this new movement would be hell bent on undermining Western values and thus Western civilization forever. What was described as “adolescent rebellion” that would soon pass into maturing was nurturing a value system which ran directly counter to the values of Western civilization. The birth of a new value system was the birth a a culture war, or war of the cults, also known as a religious war.

In his book, Steele celebrates this birth of “higher consciousness”, then decries the death of the Western value system and urges a return to it. He doesn’t seem to understand that these are two contradictory goals: the higher consciousness is virus with a payload designed to undermine Western values of truth and justice with relativism and social justice.

This section was the most insightful for me. Helping me to understand the usage of “consciousness” that I was previously unable to fully articulate and to view the ’60s as the beginnings of a religious war. It also help me to clarify the importance of status signals and value system that undergird our society.


White Guilt contains the central themes of Baby Boomer Conservatism: an unthinking intellectual conformity to leftist universalist individualist concepts (created by years of mass media exposure) which create a cognitive dissonance with their intuited desire for a return to traditional Western values. Baby Boomer Conservatism has failed to conserve anything, and this is because it is based on the leftist value system. It is simply impossible to conserve traditional values while simultaneously espousing modern values. To Baby Boomers, even the conservative variety, there is no greater sin than racism, which means that they have no intellectual ground to stand on when trying to preserve (conserve) Western values, which are uniformly rejected by non-Westerners (non-whites) and integrationists and which are upheld by Westerners (whites). To preserve Western values requires a value system which holds the preservation of whites as its highest value. Isn’t it obvious that the preservation of the Jews is the highest value of Israel? How could ‘conservatives’ in Israel protect the Jews from invasion and dissolution if they held ‘racism’ (ethnocentism, preferring and privileging Jews over non-Jews) as their highest value? The Baby Boomer Conservatism’s insistence on cleaving to ‘anti-racism’ (anti-white) as its highest value is why it fails to conserve anything, because what it aims to conserve, at root, can only be conserved by conserving the white population.

The Western project has been to create powerful societies built on the natural law of reciprocity. Reciprocity, not equality, is the basis of the Western value system. To treat a mentally handicapped man in exactly the same way as a normal man in the court of law, not taking into account his handicap, is to treat the equally, but unjustly. To treat the two men differently, taking into account their differences is just, but not equal. Taking differences into account is just, because it passes the test of reciprocity: if I was the mentally handicapped man who did not fully comprehend his actions, then I would want my lack of comprehension taken into account. That is justice.

The racial integration project failed because blacks and whites are different. The Left, in an attempt to render justice, decided to create a dual system (asymmetrical) where whites were held to one standard and blacks were held to another standard. In some sense, this calculation may be seen as just. The main problem though is that the Left consistently maintains that blacks and whites are equal, they then use neo-Marxist oppression narratives to assign blame for unequal outcomes between blacks and whites to white “racism”. The justification system is not just a lie, it is now a blood libel. White privilege is an oppression narrative of the original sin of whiteness. This oppression narrative has increasingly expanded as white society has gone to ever further extremes to engineer away black and white differences. We have now reached a situation where whites are getting dangerously close to losing their demographic majority in almost all white countries, while simultaneously anti-white narratives (assigning blame for all the worlds ills to the shrinking white demographic) are rapidly expanding. There is little doubt that these increasingly hysterical anti-white narratives will be used to justify all manner of physical violence against whites, should they lose their majorities.

It is in this context of increasing likelihood of mass violence against whites that we are seeing increasing resistance to mass immigration and integrationist policies, to multiculturalism and globalism, by younger generations who sense that they will be the targets of racial violence (as the Baby Boomer generation dies of natural causes in relative luxury). The sins of the fathers may likely be visited upon the heads of their descendants, as a hated white minority is attacked by a growing non-white majority, driven by racial hatred created by the anti-white narratives generated by the ancestors to justify their integrationist policies.

Integrationist policies have observably failed, but they now have a momentum of their own. The age of White Guilt is over, as we can no longer afford the luxury of Utopian humanism and one-worldism. We must now face the harsh realities of racial difference and tribal conflict in our country, our cites, our neighborhoods, our schools and our homes thanks to the massive multicultural experiment which gambled away our homogeneity, peace, harmony and sovereignty.




God as Meta-Personality

I can’t say that I know what God is with any assurance. I have an empirical bent. But I am quite convinced of the utility and even fundamental necessity of religion and of the idea of God to successful human societies.

One notion that I have heard from Dr. Jordan Peterson is the idea of God as being a sort of meta-entity. There is a video (that I can’t find) where he states this, and says something like “and you can make a deal with that thing” (or something similar). If you know it, please link me.

I was reading the Heidelberg Catechism today:

Q & A 4

Q. What does God’s law require of us?

A. Christ teaches us this in summary in Matthew 22:37-40:

“‘You shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart,
and with all your soul,
and with all your mind.’1
This is the greatest and first commandment.

“And a second is like it:
‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’2

“On these two commandments hang
all the law and the prophets.”

1Deut. 6:5
2Lev. 19:18

So, the two important aspects of God’s law, according the the Heidelberg Catechism is complete commitment to God and community (neighbors). It’s interesting that these two are primary, God and community. This seems to fit with this notion of God as meta-personality with whom a deal can be struck.

Think now on the Last Supper, where Jesus said that the wine was his blood and the bread his body. Why? Because of animal sacrifice. The Greeks, previously, and the Jews and Romans, contemporaneously, practiced animal sacrifice. Often, to atone for some sin, an animal sacrifice would be offered to appease God. I’ve recently re-read the Iliad, which depicts animal sacrifice, and in this ritual the meat is given to the community to share. Previously, I had assumed the flesh was not consumed. I was wrong.


At this point, the sacrificial ritual would become a feast for gods and humans alike. The animal would be cooked over open flames on the altar and the pieces distributed. To the gods went the long bones with some fat and spices (and sometimes wine) — those would continue to be burned so that the smoke would rise up to the gods and goddesses above. Sometimes the smoke would be “read” for omens. To the humans went the meat and other tastier parts of the animal – indeed, it was normal for the ancient Greeks to only eat meat during a sacrificial ritual.

Everything had to be eaten there in that area rather than taken home and it had to be eaten within a certain amount of time, usually by evening. This was a communal affair – not only were all of the members of the community there, eating together and bonding socially, but it was believed that the gods were participating directly as well. A crucial point worth keeping in mind here is that the Greeks did none of this while prostrating themselves on the ground as was the case in other ancient cultures. Instead, the Greeks worshiped their gods while standing up — not quite as equals, but more equal and more similar than one normally encounters.

Now, understanding this ritual consumption of the sacrificed animal, the Last Supper makes sense. Jesus was to be the sacrificial lamb, his blood shed to atone for the sins of mankind and his body feeding them, much as a the blood of the fatted calf could atone for a man or group’s sins.

Isn’t it interesting that the sacrifice fed the group? If we honor the conglomeration of everyone in the community who is not ourselves as we honor God, feeding them fat and meat as a ritual to atone for some transgression while dedicating the blood to God, then it stands to reason that our concept of God and our concept of the community are inter-related. This lends credence to the idea that we treat this meta-personality as God.

Now, I’m not asserting that this meta-personality model is true. I’m asserting that this ritual of animal sacrifice is a good way to bond a community together, to take care of them, and to atone for transgressions. I think it’s obvious that the group does stand in judgement of the individual and can choose to help or punish an individual, and it is wise for individuals to curry favor with the group. This would explain the meaning and purpose of animal sacrifice, which would then explain the metaphor of the Last Supper and why it resonated among people who practiced animal sacrifice. Just because we humans function this way, does not mean that there is not an all powerful creator God, it just means that humans follow rational incentives in the creation of their religious rituals.

You’ll notice that ‘getting right with God’ inevitably means atoning to the community for transgressions. And God’s laws inevitably lead to harmony in the community. Feeding the community is a great way to obtain the forgiveness of the community, in addition to making them healthier and stronger and more united as a group.

On Roosh’s Moderate Half-Measure

Roosh has a plan to save Western civilization. It’s not bad. In fact, I’d call it a good start.


Why stop at removing the vote from women? If we get all these benefits by removing the vote from women, what other benefits would we get if we removed the vote from men of ‘poor character’ and men who don’t own property?

It should be clear to you that women will always use their votes to destroy themselves and their nations, to invite invaders with open legs, to persecute their own men, and to ravage their economies with socialism. Because they don’t operate on logic like men do, you will always have this destructive element within the political ranks of your nation as long as women have the right to vote. Giving them this right was a terrible mistake. I can now claim to have one political dream, and that is to repeal women’s suffrage. I will vote only for politicians who put me closer to realizing this necessary reality. Within my lifetime, I’m certain that at least one country, in an attempt to save itself, will elevate a barbarous and ferocious strongman to fulfill this task, and he will have my full support, because repealing women’s suffrage is the only issue of our day that can single-handedly solve all the others.

I guess we have to start somewhere.


Addendum, related:

“A democracy, properly so called, is a political organization modelled in accordance with the law of equal freedom. And if so, those cannot be called democracies under which, as under the Greek and Roman governments, from four-fifths to eleven-twelfths of the people were slaves. Neither can those be called democracies, which, like the constitutions of mediaeval Italy, conferred power on the burghers and nobles only. Nor can those even be called democracies, which, like the Swiss states, have always treated a certain unincorporated class as political outlaws. Enlarged aristocracies these should be termed; not democracies. No matter whether they be a minority or a majority to whom power is denied; the exclusion of them is in spirit the same, and the definition of a democracy is equally broken. The man who steals a penny we call dishonest, as well as the man who steals a pound; and we do so because his act equally testifies to a certain defect of character. Similarly we must consider a government aristocratic, be the class it excludes large or small.”
— Herbert Spencer, Social Statics (1851), Ch XX, § 9


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Cultural Marxism Defined

I’ve been seeing complaints from people that they don’t understand the term Cultural Marxism. Often this lack of understanding is communicated by labeling the term “meaningless”. I know what it means, and it’s a very appropriate term. Here’s a quick explanation.

Karl Marx was attempting to create a Workers Revolution. He intuited that there are a lot more workers than there are owners, and understood that if he could give the workers moral license to attack the owners, that they could take their stuff without having to produce it themselves. It was a simple plan and it worked well enough to kill hundreds of millions of people.

After the Workers Revolution failed to materialize in the US, a group of Marxists known as the Frankfurt School were theorizing on how to complete the revolution. They took Marx’s economic mechanism of dividing Labor (workers, proletariat) and Capital (bourgeoisie) and abstracted the economic model to a generalized Oppressed and Oppressors model, which is not economic but ideological. This is generally known as Critical Theory.

The Critical Theorists then realized that they could apply this method to any cultural/ideological space. Where Marx thought in economic terms (labor/capital), the Frankfurt school could divide any cultural space:

Social Space Oppressed Oppressor
Gender female male
Sexual Orientation gay straight
Race non-white white

Thus we see the Marxist divide-and-incite technique applied to culture : Cultural Marxism.

Once you have divided the space, the next step is to critique the ideology of the ‘oppressors’ as being self-serving and parasitic (Rule #3: SJWs Always Project). This is the ‘critical’ as in ‘critique’ part of Critical Theory. In essence, it boils down to chimping out while using scientific sounding terms like ‘marginalization’.

Bonus points for politicians if they can then herd all of the oppressed groups into a Big Tent Rainbow Coalition of Aggrieved Victims. The only problem is that you’ll have to be careful to work out a victim-status hierarchy, including intersectional victim status, which turns out to be a lot more complex than one might think, as we see with Political Correctness.





Note: Be cautious! Do not to take this information and run headlong into conspiracy theory. Allow researchers to do their work. So far, David Seaman, who was fired from Huffington Post for reporting on Hillary’s health, has been vetting this information. He appears to be trustworthy. Make yourself aware of the information, use it to prepare memes and to make the lives of Leftists miserable. Do not run headlong into Illuminati conspiracy, that has been a failing tactic in the past, so we must exercise extreme caution around this topic. However, it has the potential to be an effective weapon, and we may need to apply pressure to the Trump administration to investigate and prosecute. To be clear: We are not advocating violence, or harassment or any form of direct action against any of the businesses or individuals implicated in #PizzaGate.

#PizzaGate is the current investigation into a pedophile ring which involves high-level Washington insiders. The investigation was sparked by WikiLeaks release of John Podesta’s emails, then Hillary’s 2016 campaign head. These emails contained odd messages which appeared to be coded language, similar to how drug dealers refer to various substances and quantities using code words. Some of the key words were: hot dog, pizza, cheese, pasta, and dominos. You can search for these terms yourself on WikiLeaks. Since the discovery of this coded language, researchers have been steadily compiling evidence.

I believe that #PizzaGate is going to be massive. The primary reason I think this is because the stranglehold of FakeNews, Inc., formerly known as the Mainstream Media, has been broken. The tipping point has been reached during the Trump 2016 campaign cycle as FakeNews destroyed their credibility in their desperate attempt to derail the ascension of the God Emperor to the throne. The second reason is because Trump will be president, and we expect him to appoint to cabinet positions, men who are enemies of the current power elite. The Trump election represents a coup d’etat, as one faction of the Deep State struck another faction through the release of information via WikiLeaks. It seems less likely that the information which is being published by WikiLeaks has been obtained by ‘hackers’, and more likely that it has been obtained by personnel in security positions and strategically leaked. I see #PizzaGate as a side-effect of the Podesta email leaks, though I think it will be an unintended consequence which has the power to convulse the political orders of the world. The third reason is that #PizzaGate will provide the moral license that we need to wash the scum off the streets. This information has the potential to inflame the righteous moral indignation of every decent man in America. It is that incendiary.

Global Power Dynamics

Let me take a few moments to contextualize #PizzaGate in terms of global power dynamics.

I view #PizzaGate as a single battle in a massive paradigm shift, which is realigning our our entire world. The Middle Ages was controlled by an alliance of the Aristocracy (Law/Violence) and the Church (Voice/Suggestion). The Renaissance marked the shift of power to control government policy away from Aristocracy and to the Merchants through finance (See Three Estates Theory), and the power of Voice/Suggestion shifting from the Church to the University/Media. The Industrial Revolution saw huge shifts in power from the Aristocracy (violence) to the Merchants (finance), and in the modern era we are controlled almost exclusively through financial means. It is not those with military might who are dubbed the ‘Masters of the Universe‘, it is Wall Street, meaning finance. Globalism/Neo-liberalism/Americanism is the general system of using financial means to control media, markets and politics. This control was cemented in the US with the move to full fiat currency, which allowed those who controlled the issuance of the currency to effectively control all other mechanisms. There is a famous quote, of dubious attribution, which sums up the observation of the shift of power from the Aristocracy (law) to the Merchants (finance): “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws!”. This quote summarizes the notion that financial power supplanted martial power to control the state. Interestingly, there is a related quote which sums up the current shift of power from Finance to Information: “Let me make the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.”

We are now seeing power shift from Finance to Information. This is why the Alt-Right is ascendant, because our movement is digital-native. We sing the songs of the nation now, and we care not who makes its laws. This is the essential nature of the Deep State coup d’etat we are currently undergoing, as the control is shifting away from those who control finance and into the hands of those who control information. This is excellent news for the right, because the right thrives on truth, while the left thrives on lies. In the Industrial Era, analog communications technology was relatively expensive which favored centralization (corporations owned radio towers, not individuals), which allowed financial means to control the laws which controlled the corporations. In the Digital Era, communications are cheap, ubiquitous and more importantly, nuclear-bomb-proof-polycentric-multi-node-redundant. The internet treats censorship as damage and routes around it. Now that we can network our brains together and communicate directly, the power of Finance is doomed because it can not longer maintain control of communications through legal action against corporations. Attempts to censor thought by media companies such as Twitter, Facebook, Google, Reddit, etc. are doomed to fail, as the information will route around this damage.

This shift of power from Finance to Information is key to understanding #PizzaGate in the context of world events. If #PizzaGate proves out, then it will show that significant levers of power are controlled through the means of blackmail, and through bonding within cults. It is possible that the Deep State has been actively promoting into positions of power those whom they could control through blackmail. This makes logical sense. I’m not making accusations here. I’m not saying that this is irrefutably the case. I am saying that the leverage obtained through recording criminal behavior is a valuable asset to those attempting to control a regime. We must keep this in mind as a possibility. We must also keep in mind the dynamics of cults, where members pay a high price of entry and become committed to the success of the group, such as gang members committing murder as the price of entry.

The problem for the Globalist elites is that the Digital Age has changed the rules. Now less and less can be kept secret, both at the personal and state level. It has become increasingly difficult to keep back-room deals secret, as WikiLeaks is showing. This is because the Deep State is composed of many competing factions, it is not a monolithic unit of singular purpose. Now those who control information can use their power to supplant those who control finance, and there is a lot of incentive for them to do so. That is the root of the battle that is unfolding before us. FakeNews, Inc. was the creature of Financial power, and they can no longer hide the secrets of the Globalist elites, at exactly that the same time that the populace has lost faith in the credibility of FakeNews, Inc. and we have an anti-establishment president in the White House appointing new heads to the three-letter agencies with the power to prosecute. This is a perfect storm. A confluence of events of incredible magnitude which has the power to reshape the world.

It is heartening that General Flynn, Trump’s pick for National Security Advisor is already aware of and promoting this issue. Take note of this hysterical NYT article noting that our ascendant NSA chief chanted “Lock her up!” and linked to a video titled “Fear of muslims is RATIONAL“. Then there are these tweets:

Flynn Tweet on Clinton Pedophile Ring

Smoke and Fire

“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”

“When you’re catching flak, you know you’re over the target.”

The Podesta emails were released on WikiLeaks in early November of 2016. This release is commonly attributed to a ‘hack’, but as I’ve stated, it makes more sense that this was a strategic release from an insider. The researchers have been compiling information on the pedophile ring and a few very strange things have happened. This is the smoke that leads me to think there is fire: the attempts by the system to censor and create alternative narratives. Notice this very strange fact about the two articles below, from NYT and WaPo: they are defending a tiny pizza shop. This is very odd in itself, the way these two papers are actively attempting to create a narrative around a single pizza shop owner. Why is James Alefantis so important to them?

New York Times Article

November 21, 2016

NYT publishes an article about ‘fake’ news, claiming flatly that all the accusations against James Alefantis and Comet Ping Pong are false. The funny thing is: Cecilia Kang (also mentioned in the Podesta emails) doesn’t debunk any of the information, but she does say ‘fake’ 15 times. David Seaman has the best video take. So, laying the credibility of the NYT on the line to defend a single pizza shop owner, and not actually providing any empirical counter-evidence? This is very strange behavior.

Snopes Article

November 21, 2016

Snopes joins NYT to stridently defend a single pizza shop owner.

Reddit banned the PizzaGate thread

November 22, 2016

There were many active researchers on the topic and Reddit banned it, stating that they didn’t want ‘witchhunts’. In a related note, there are at least two active reddits for the discussion of pedophilia, by pedophiles. Even though the main reddit is gone, for now there is PizzaGateMemes still active. It appears that Voat.co/v/PizzaGate is the alternative to this censorship.

Pedo Reddits

Washington Post Article

November 24, 2016

WaPo published an article decrying ‘fake’ news. This article also displays a striking lack of logical rebuttal to any of the information, relying instead on blanket denial. Once again, David Seaman has the best video take.

These 4 items, within quick succession of each other, all in defense of a single pizza shop owner were enough smoke to pique my interest that there may be fire.

The Details

The details are still emerging. They involve many images from Instagram and tweets and there are already a number of interesting videos. You can keep up with them at Voat.co/v/PizzaGate. There are already a number of YouTube accounts doing excellent work documenting the findings. I recommend you follow these accounts and watch and like their videos: David Seaman, Titus Frost: One, Two, Three, Reality Calls: One. That should be plenty to get you started.

The Fire

I may be wrong, but I think that #PizzaGate has the potential to inflame the populace for Globalist blood. I think that FakeNews, Inc. has totally lost control of the narrative. This pedophile ring story may be the rope with which we hang the globalists. We may be able to literally execute them over this. They are guilty of so many crimes that are equally or even more monstrous, but this may be the smoking gun that we need to actually spill their blood. I see this as an excellent club with which to beat the Left. There are memes galore. We can shower them in mockery and make their lives miserable until they reach their bitter ends.

A word of caution here: we do not want to become conspiracy theorists. We want to be informed and we want to prosecute crimes. This information is incendiary. Much of the evidence is rather circumstantial. If we can get an actual investigation, then it may bear fruit. I think the goal should be to investigate and spread awareness of the possibility, but not to become an Alt-Right Conspiracy Squad. This touches a topic which has been poisonous to credibility in the past: the Illuminati. We must exercise caution not to lose credibility by spreading baseless rumors. The status quo is already attempting to frame this as baseless ‘fake news’ and online bullying of a totally normal pizza shop. Our job should be to terrorize the Left with the parts of this that we can corroborate and to put pressure on the system to bring investigation and prosecution.

This article also published at TheRightStuff.biz.