It’s about time we – or some of us, anyway – made a brief assessment of where we are and where we might be headed in the culture war. Are we winning? Clearly not, but that matters almost not at all because these things take time. Sure, babies are being murdered in their mothers’ wombs, obese lesbians are grooming your children to become sexual slaves to adult men in horrifically absurd costumes out of Fellini’s Satyricon, illiterate savages are burning down American cities, and barking desert jackals are beheading French men in the street and stabbing French babies in their strollers in broad daylight. But this is war, and no one said it would be pretty. Your side is going to take casualties, and if you aren’t prepared for it, you’ve no business fighting.
So it’s time the right takes stock of the weapons in their possession and rallies for the next salvo. But we won’t be forming a line in an American city to stop the next wave of rioters (although you should do that, if it comes to it), or praying/picketing outside an abortion clinic (also not a bad thing to do), or even signing up for the border patrol and arresting illegals as they cross (this too isn’t the worst idea). The reason we won’t be advising these things is because we’re losing *so badly* that, far from simply being ineffectual, these purely defensive, rear-guard manoeuvres will do little more than get you arrested, killed, or at the very least, doxxed and fired. Kyle Rittenhouse and Daniel Penny are heroes, unequivocally. But if we had 1,000 of each of them, could we raise enough money, like we did for those two, to keep every one of them out of prison, every single time? Doubtful. And if we could would the be the best use of our time and money?
The reason the enemy is winning and we’re losing is because the people in power are friendly to their proclivities, all of which are, of course, deviant, debased, and murderous. This is how anarcho-tyranny works. The regime in power is so nakedly corrupt, they have to let the rabble stymie the population, terrify them, to prevent any sort of institutional retaliation. Whether they are true-believers or cynical opportunists matters little, the outcome is the same. The bioleninist trash that used to hide in the shadows have come out to spread their diseases and disorder, and they’re being supported by those in power.
And before we look at where we are and what we can do, one more thing has to be taken into consideration: we’re completely alone. There is no one in power friendly to us, and even when we find a few who are, here and there like Rufo and Tucker, they themselves are powerless, though they are culturally influential (which will become important in a moment). The politicians who are ostensibly on “our side” despise us at least as much as the enemy. In fact, they are the enemy. The only one who could’ve helped, maybe, was Trump, and it’s anybody’s guess if they’ll even let him run. So whatever it is we decide to do, we need to come to grips with the fact we’ll be doing it alone.
Voting is out. Physically engaging the enemy is out, as a tactic, though of course in self-defense always an option. But not something to plan for, unless you want it to end for you now. So what do we do? Exit is an option, and I’ll admit a pretty good one. Jumping from a rapidly sinking ship, if you’ve got a life raft, is a perfectly reasonable and defensible thing to do.
Absolutely no one will criticize you, and Bronze Age Pervert has a rather good prescription for an exit, of sorts, if you want to call it that. Get shredded, travel the world, move through the underworld, make connections, even aspire to becoming something like a mercenary or an international playboy, even a small-time one. Anything to get you the fuck out from underneath the stifling stinking fupa of the longhouse matriarch. If you’re 17 or 18, these are real options, and up to about 24 or 25 the window is still open for you, though you’ll have had to have made a series of important decisions by this point to put you in the right position to do anything like join a merc group or PMC. Still, it’s quite literally never too late to do any of the other things on the list.
But none of this is fighting the culture war. It’s not losing, but it’s not winning either. For that to happen there needs to be a rather high level of coordination and focus. And there is one thing on our side, irrelevant to politics, that doesn’t involve physical confrontation, isn’t hurt by a BAP style “exit,” and could be our path to victory. What we have is cultural momentum. So the important thing for us to do is decide the best way to capitalize on that momentum.
All through America and the West, at least throughout late modernity, there have been these cultural movements that captivate the most creative minds of their generation, attract droves of people to swell their numbers, and produce cultural products that survive the test of time and, most importantly, change people’s minds about some important facet of life. It doesn’t matter if you agree with the morals or lifestyle promoted by these movements, you cannot deny that they had a major effect on the culture at large. The impressionists, the lost generation, the surrealists, the theosophists, the beats, the hippies, even hip-hop, had massive impacts that reverberated for decades and changed culture in irrevocable ways – oftentimes, clearly for the worse. What these things accomplished was to either get those in power to think like them or, at the very least, tolerate and even sanction their new modes of behavior.
So that’s what we need to do. Get the powers that be, and the culture at large, to tolerate or sanction our modes of behavior. And as essay after essay in MAN’S WORLD has advised, the way you do that is to employ the same tactics. Create things. Look good. Talk however you please. Have good taste. Make it clear you’re enjoying yourself. And we’ve already done this. It’s not happening, it’s already happened. Bronze Age Mindset more or less single-handedly got this entire thing going, and it’s picked up quite a lot of steam, and everyone wants to get on board, even the haters and sneaks like Justin Murphy, who not all that long ago was trying to launder BAP’s doxx on Twitter.
So it’s our job – in some ways, we owe it BAP, really – to keep this thing going. And if you look at it the right way, the only real way we can lose is to just stop, stop creating, stop participating. So while we aren’t winning, so to speak, at the moment, we are on our way to the top, to prominence, and to real cultural influence. If we weren’t they wouldn’t be throwing quite literally all of their resources into smearing us. Can you name a mainstream journal that hasn’t attacked BAP and Raw Egg Nationalist yet? There aren’t many. And again, it’s happening now, as you read this, as you tweet, as you do whatever else it is you do.
There are people sitting in rooms alone, for hours, writing a short story maybe no one will read, editing a video that may end up in the trash bin, recording a podcast no one will listen to. But that isn’t what matters, not in the slightest. What matters is that what we have here, whatever you want to call it, is something that people want to be a part of. People want to do the unglamorous work, for free, of offering something up and contributing. And many, many people are taking note. Tucker and Rufo, among others, have been engaging anons for a few years at this point, and many, many opportunities are coming to even the smallest-time content creators that I’m certain most readers of this article wouldn’t believe.
No one is getting rich off of this, or perhaps a very small number of people are. Again, that doesn’t matter. But we are getting together, having parties, making both lasting friendships and lasting connections that lead to business opportunities, among other things. Some of us are getting laid – a lot – and even a few are falling in love and getting married and having children. You may laugh, you may find it silly, but this is what a cultural movement looks like, this is a new space opening up from inside the culture through which our ideas can pour out into the culture at large.
The dissident right has been around for about ten years at this point, and its ideas are out there in the world, but most of this has been through punditry, and many of those pundits have had to pay a very heavy price for putting their ideas out there. But they were the vanguard, and what we have now are people dug in for a fight, people who’ve incorporated this into their lives in inextricable ways. And what needs to come next is for a generation to be raised on these ideas. After all, that’s exactly what gave us the millennials, a generation of people raised on the worst of the boomers moralizing liberalism and insane postmodern theory.
But we should use this insight as a reason for hope. The liberal boomers’ mindset was based on perspective and theories of history and art, and they’ve become the dominant worldview many now call “wokism”. Theories of history and art make up a rather substantial bulk of the content output from the dissident right, so there’s no reason to think it can’t influence the next generation. We just need to simply hold the line, and keep putting out products, and to be honest, we need to keep attacking each other on twitter, getting angry. Make a podcast out of spite to make your rival look stupid, write an essay for no other reason than to get someone’s attention, use your anger to fuel your output. There’s quite literally no wrong move we can make except to give up.
Just remember your enemies are stupid, the things they produce are garbage, and no one likes them. They do what they do because they’re dim and incapable of joy, so they wield power to stave off the truth that’s always staring them in the face: they’re ugly, deformed, unwanted, fat, disgusting, sexually unappealing, and too weak and cowardly to do anything about it. So they get together and try to stain and destroy what you have, because it’s beautiful and beauty offends them. But because of all of this, no one wants to read their stupid books, watch their stupid movies, or read their gay theory. What people want is the stuff we make. It inspires young men to go out and make something happen in their lives. It makes young women’s pussies wet. And it makes your enemy seethe.
Aeneas Tacticus Minor, setting off the culture war series, suggested you doxx yourself to a few friends, put together a play, and actually perform it in cities around America. Well if that isn’t your thing, it doesn’t matter. Start a reading group. I’ve done this all my life online and once again I’m sure you wouldn’t even believe me if I told you all the positive things it brought me. Start a writing group. Meet some anon friends, in public, and bring Bronze Age Mindset and talk about it around other people. Meet in public and discuss Junger, Spengler, MAN’S WORLD, Passage Press, Nietzsche, any of it, and have the books out for people to see. If you’ve never done this you really cant imagine the things it can lead to. So while we don’t have to take Minor literally regarding the play, we do have to bring this stuff out into public.
Tomorrow I’m going to a very large American city to meet with several podcasters and fans of our respective podcasts, and we are bringing books by dissident publishers, and we will look good, and there will be hot women with us, and we will be talking loudly and drunkenly about our ideas. This is going to keep happening, and we are going to take over this way. All you have to do is jump on board.