The essay below was originally published two and a half years ago as a response to months of unremitting demonization of the Counterjihad in the wake of the Breivik massacre in Norway. Everyone in this line of work came under severe pressure to repudiate the “extremists” in their midst who were alleged to have inspired the Butcher of Utøya in his bloody work. A considerable number of people gave in to this pressure, and some were forced to withdraw permanently from the field.
Since then Anders Behring Breivik has revealed that his affection for the Counterjihad was in fact a calculated feint, and bore no relation to his actual political inclinations. This revelation has made no difference to the media writers and government officials who demonized us back in the summer of 2011, nor do I expect it to. Mr. Breivik provided the media with exactly the “narrative” they longed for, and they are unlikely to abandon it in the face of something as trivial as the truth. They have their story, and they’re sticking to it.
I was prompted to resurrect this post by the widespread reaction to recent events in Ukraine, which bears a certain similarity to what happened after the terrorist attacks in Norway. Writers are expected to pronounce the prescribed shibboleths about Russia, or risk being demonized and dismissed as “Russophiles”. Expressing insufficient condemnation of Vladimir Putin or failing to focus on the brutality and barbarism of Russian behavior invite the shunning and shaming behavior we’ve all become so familiar with whenever Counterjihad topics are discussed.
The tacit demand to repudiate each other for adhering to incorrect doctrine remains as strong among “conservatives” as it is in progressive circles. There are some ideas that are doubleplus ungood, and must simply never be thought.
Declining to Play the Game
|1.||Media coverage of the Counterjihad is stacked against us.|
|2.||This overwhelming disadvantage can’t be significantly improved.|
The organs of the Socialist Left have a stranglehold on all discourse about Islam, immigration, Multiculturalism, etc. This stranglehold is maintained through the iron grip of the Left on education, NGOs, large corporations, the media, and the permanent bureaucracy.
Each new generations is even more brainwashed than the previous one, guaranteeing that the demonization and marginalization of people like us will only intensify. We cannot improve our standing to any useful extent in the media without conceding the Left’s major arguments about immigration, Multiculturalism, and “racism”.
The New Mainstream
During the immediate aftermath of the massacre in Norway, one of our people expressed his despair over the situation. He said, “Now we’ve lost any chance of even partially winning over the mainstream.”
My response was, “Forget the mainstream. We never had a chance anyway. We will create our own mainstream.”
This may sound grandiose, but when “we” are thousands of people who follow the same program independently, we create a new common discourse that abandons any elements of the current mainstream. When enough people adhere to such a strategy, the “mainstream” becomes irrelevant, and eventually withers away.
In order to build a coherent set of values that reflects what the vast majority of Westerners support — the new mainstream, in other words — we must refuse to accept the basic premises that inform what now passes for “mainstream” thought. We do not accept the validity of those premises, so we must decline to enter any discourse based on them.
The Game is Rigged
The media game is rigged against people who believe what we believe.
The rules of the game state that it can only be won by someone who accepts the “mainstream” premises about immigration and Multiculturalism. Players are “racists” if they do not accept those premises.
|1.||Immigration is a good thing; it enriches our culture.|
|2.||Our society has a history of racism and intolerance for which we must atone by becoming more open and inclusive to foreign cultures.|
|3.||To oppose the importation of foreigners from widely different (and often antagonistic) cultures is to be guilty of racism.|
|4.||No culture is inherently preferable over any other culture. They are just different. In fact, if anything our own culture is somewhat lacking. Therefore, by importing foreign cultures, we improve our own.
We cannot win this game.
According to the rules of the game, the only way to win is to acknowledge the truth of the above premises. If we do that, we have joined forces with our enemies. If we don’t, we lose the game.
There are two teams in the game, the “Islamophobes” and the “Multicults”. In effect, the only way for the Islamophobes to win the game is to defect to the other team and join the Multicults.
That’s not much of a “victory” in my book.
Forget About Partial Victory
Without realizing it, up until now we have been attempting to gain a partial victory in this absurd game.
By denying that we are “racists” (“We have a lot of Jews in our organization!”), repudiating “racist” groups (“We have nothing to do with the BNP or the KKK!”), and agreeing that we love foreign cultures, we hope to gain at least a few yards against our opponents.
However, these tactics only concede the field to the other team. We pull further and further back, and the inevitable result is an “own goal” against ourselves.
According to the terms of the mainstream, if we do not concede the inherent value of mass immigration, we are morally deficient racists and xenophobes. We cannot change this perception without conceding the game to the opposing team.
A partial victory is a chimera. It is simply not possible: the rules prohibit it.
The Alternative: Decline to Play the Game
Once we realize that we cannot possibly win the mainstream game and still remain Counterjihad activists, the only prudent course of action is to refuse to play the game.
Don’t accept the rules.
Don’t recognize the authority of the referee.
Don’t call the toss.
Don’t even go onto the field.
It’s very difficult to avoid being sucked into the game, because we’ve been playing it for so long. Virtually everyone else is playing it, too. No one else recognizes how screwy the rules are. Very few people realize that the game is rigged so that only the Multicults can win.
We need to reinforce our inner determination by reminding ourselves over and over again that the rules forced upon us for the past forty years are irrational, insane, and evil. They permit only one outcome: the destruction of our traditional Western culture.
Avoiding Intramural Versions of the Game
It’s crucial not to allow the rules of the mainstream game to enter our internal discourse. No one should fling the “racist” term at other members of the Counterjihad. Nobody that shares our goals should be described as a “neo-Nazi” or a “fascist”.
Such behavior is a sign that the game has been internalized by our own people. It displays an unconscious acceptance of the mainstream premises.
Declining to Play the Media Game
When dealing with the media, it’s important to refuse the interviewer’s implied rules of discourse. This is tough to manage, because the grooves of the old behaviors have been worn so deep over the decades. If we don’t engage the interviewer on his own terms and attempt to convince him that we’re not “racists”, we feel morally inferior.
Just remember: You can’t prove you’re not a racist unless you surrender your most important principles.
It’s disheartening to realize that there’s no point in going through the whole I’m-not-a-racist charade. It’s discouraging to discover that victory is absolutely impossible using the terms dictated by the mainstream.
So refuse to accept the terms dictated by the mainstream. Be steadfast, and repeat the same response over and over again, like a broken record:
“I don’t acknowledge the validity of the premises of any arguments based on ‘racism’
“If the premises of an arguments are false, the conclusions are meaningless.
“Therefore I will not discuss any issue using terms like ‘race’ and ‘racism’.
“That’s all I have to say on this topic.”
The same statements can be used for alternative terms, such as “xenophobia”, “Islamophobia”, etc. From the media’s point of view, they’re all interchangeable.
Interviewers will keep throwing the same old loaded questions at you, but if you stick to statements like these, after a while they’ll realize that it’s no use to continue. If they want any interesting footage for their program, they’ll have to discuss the issues on your terms. They’ll have to engage you on the importance of preserving the traditional customs and values of your own culture, and hear you describe how destructive immigration and Multiculturalism are to the fabric of Western society.
If they don’t, the interview will be short and pointless. But you will have avoided compromising your own principles.
Forging a new mainstream is a long, difficult, thankless process. It will take at least a generation to undo the indoctrination and propaganda that have spread throughout every institution in our society. Young people will have to be exposed to new games that have different rules, games that are more interesting and fulfilling to play.
We begin by declining to engage the mainstream on its own terms. There is no other way to accomplish our purposes, because playing the mainstream way is a mug’s game. We can’t help but lose it.
Islam is not the problem. The problem lies in the rules forced on us through more than a half-century of Leftist dominance. Islam would never have made such devastating inroads into our culture if the vast majority of Westerners had not unwittingly accepted those rules.
Decline the rules.
Refuse to play the game.