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helmuth_hubener
08-25-2017, 08:10 AM
28 Sherman
The place you will always long for but never be able to go.

Friday, August 25, 2017


My Last Post

This is my final post here. I did not just want to stop writing and disappear like Foseti and sort of like Handle. Two names from the old days, which is very appropriate. They left but shaped how we approach things. I hope y'all learned a little from stopping here. At a minimum, I nailed the state of our nation with Weimerica. This schedule got too much as responsibilities grew.

I went from 5 readers (wife, fam, + 1 friend) to orders of magnitude more. Thank you all for recommending me to others. I had actual media outlets contact me about writing for them, so I was doing something right for analysis. I have felt spread thin at times and in more areas of my life than I should have felt it. I have now learned what multiple children do for time as well as effort as they grow and can start to question why things are. Changing diapers is one thing, answering "So who made all of this" is another. It's the task of molding a little soul.

I have considered this for a while. When I wrote Driving Through Dying Blue Towns last year, too many of you guessed a town, were wrong but in doing so, revealed how widespread the decay is. The last month has crystallized it. I visited home and saw it again. We can sit by and watch it happen or show some agency. I'm tired of seeing my friends die and just providing commentary.

I visited home and didn't write and barely was 'plugged in'. I found my engagement with my immediate surroundings changed. I spent way too much time in Chatrooms, Slacks, reading, writing and planning the podcast. I didn't realize how much simply keeping tabs on things sucked time away from my family even if I tried to wait until the kids were in bed or be as efficient as possible. I think and write fast but was putting in +20 hours per week on this. I came back from vacation and said to myself, "Do I really want to keep this schedule going?" The answer is no.

Charlottesville also crystallized that I am not AltRight, and that my worldview, my solutions and my methods are completely different. How does that help the situation on the ground in any way, shape or form? There are other ways to address our general problem. Power is going to do what power wants, but I can help my immediate environment.

It's like we dreamed up a monster. We were right. It was our discovery as no one else named it. We said we understood it and felt confident we grasped it. We even modeled it. Then the monster unleashed a taste of its power and we realized we knew nothing at all.

Too many people to thank, but honestly, I was just a Reagan era conservative kid who became a libertarian then an ancap, and then moved out of a 99% white area and realized ancap wouldn't work. I found Steve Sailer's blog, and once you see a little bit of reality, it all changes. Sailer stopped answering my emails, but I'm not here without him, his linking me, and his correspondence. I have to thank Moldbug, Land, and other guys long gone like Foseti and Handle. Sometimes I'd have a flash realization and go "I get it now. Land is right".

When I first wrote as Ryan Landry, someone thought it was Handle. I said no it's me but was happy I was ripping off Handle's style well enough for people to think that. He is still a better writer than I. I found my voice though with more practice. My writing changed thanks mostly to editing by Wes at Theden and Hadley at Social Matter. I'd also have to thank Kevin Michael Grace for fatherly advice better than I heard from my dad.

So many of you have helped along the way. So many of you messaged me to say 'thanks I don't feel so alone now'. You are never alone thinking sane thoughts. Others are just scared, others are asleep and unreachable others are crazy. There are eras of madness, which is why I focused on Weimar and why Spandrell carefully focuses on Chinese historical examples. You are living in one.

I also have spent a year now telling people to get out into real life and engage. Be the lighthouse. Even Dreher gets it. Not the Spencer/Enoch type engagement but real positive activities. I would like to put into practice some of the things I have as ideas, including some I have discussed with some of you. I already have professionals biting on two of them. Half of victory is marketing. We have great ideas and work with the truth; we just need slick marketing.

I will keep writing. If you see something that looks like it is me, it might be. Maybe like Handle inspiring me, someone will pick up the slack and do a good rip off of me. I will be working privately on things and with my guys. We absolutely have to network and build infrastructure for this storm. I want to expand the network so you wonder if the competent men of your area are one of us. The great families of the middle ages were formed by those that were stable and competent during the fall of Rome. We have to create a favorable climate on the ground for our crowd to move, act and work in. We also have to create outward facing programs that funnel people to us and build outside of the current system.

We have to stop being keyboard warriors and make small changes that we can repeat all across our nation to make real change. We can't do it bottom up though. We need tangible results to present to any elite that this is a bad course we are on, and it must change. Why would they want to rule ashes? That's what their adherence to the prog system is. It's power but it's civilizational suicide. We can only find a patron if we have something tangible to show them. We have ideas, we need programs and we need the practice.

The storm is growing. Be a lighthouse.

-- http://28sherman.blogspot.com/2017/08/my-last-post.html

jmdrake
08-25-2017, 08:32 AM
Charlottesville also crystallized that I am not AltRight, and that my worldview, my solutions and my methods are completely different. How does that help the situation on the ground in any way, shape or form? There are other ways to address our general problem. Power is going to do what power wants, but I can help my immediate environment.

Yep. I hate that the rEVOLution got co-opted. Ron Paul brought diverse people together. And now all we see is identity politics.

wizardwatson
08-25-2017, 10:33 AM
If you want action, quantify it, measure it, and watch it grow or die. Then you learn what makes it happen and what kills it.

Step one, or thereabouts, needs to be realizing endless amateur journalism by a thousand unknowns which is akin to virtue signaling inside a tight knit community that doesn't really reach outside of it is more of an inhibitor to action than a catalyst.

How ironic we call it the web. Most of us seem to be trapped in it instead of using it to catch flies.

Working Poor
08-25-2017, 02:58 PM
28 Sherman
The place you will always long for but never be able to go.

Be a lighthouse.

-- http://28sherman.blogspot.com/2017/08/my-last-post.html

I found that place what is really cool is that it is inside of me. I spread the message where ever I can. I hope you find that place. I hope you will be back because I think we need to try to be together here when we can so we can drink from the well together. No matter what I hope you take good care of yourself.

osan
08-27-2017, 06:13 AM
We have to stop being keyboard warriors

Good luck with that. The one thing for which credit must be given to the snowflake generation is this: they are getting out there in pursuit of what they believe to be right. The wholesale fallacy of that for which they stand cannot erase credit due.



and make small changes that we can repeat all across our nation to make real change.

Good luck with that. Had we engaged in such action 50 years ago, hell, even 20 or maybe even 10, we may have stood a chance of succeeding. Now, I just do not see it. Either we have crossed a barely sensible threshold, or are about to at any moment. Once that boundary is violated, we no longer have the option cited, the choice having become binary: fight or cave. It is possible we're not there yet, but I would be surprised to find it was so. And even if we are still on the other side of it, I'm not seeing the sorts of talk that will put our circumstance in better footings. Quite the opposite, in fact. Sure, the "white majority", who are now openly vilified with the most outrageous lies imaginable, are beginning to push back. In the last three months, for example, I have seen presumably white people calling black ones "******" (<-- there goes that childish filtering crap again!) more openly and unapologetically than I have in the past 20 years. It is remarkable.

This is the sort of talk that drives us further toward the precipice from which nobody wants to fall. And yet, here "we" go, pedal to the metal as we speed headlong for a result some of us think we want. What few seem to realize is that the affairs for which so many seem now to pine (open warfare and other very serious physical conflict), is that the non-linearity of such engagements guarantees nobody the win. Besides, what does winning even mean here? The "right" would have a better sense of it than the "left", I admit; but would it be satisfying once achieved? I don't know. The "left", of course, in its typical way has no clue.

Consider BLM and their calls for the extermination of the white race. Even if they could affect that result, which is just this side of laughable, they seem to labor under the ill-considered impressions of what the aftermath would be like. Let us now speak plainly in dispense of all PC nonsense: most black people in America would die in a few short months absent the infrastructure upon which their knowledge-bereft lives depend. Who among them would know how to maintain the roads? Who would build and run the CNC machinery that produce the goods to which they feel entitled? Whence their food? Medicine and medical care? The list is long, their knowledge very short. Shorter still, their motivation to avoid devolution into their African roots of rape and pillage, rather than to become knowledgeable in the various professions, arts, and crafts that have kept men alive for millennia. The post-white BLM world would be a nightmare that IMO would as likely lead to their own extinction as to any more positive (in their eyes) result.

The same broad analytic result stands for the other "left" leaning groups such as antifa. Without the presence of the people whom they hate with such bitterness, they would not be long for the world - certainly not the one they think they want. Just consider the reality once again: they claim to want a world where people are not "RAYcis", and so forth down their dreary litany of unicorn-poo virtues; the ones for which they would see you dead in order to have. This is a presumably orderly world, but order requires not only discipline, but knowledge of very specific skills that produce that order. I see no evidence of those abilities in any of these rioting, tantrum-pitching infants. The only thing holding them together is their vaporously ill-defined hate. It appears to be literally the only thing they possess. I have yet to witness a coherent and sufficiently constituted account of the vision of the world they want. "Income equality" doesn't quite cut that muster.

These people, much like the ISIS folks, and all other ravening revolutionaries who are willing to put to a sword any and all who do not comport themselves sufficiently with the new orthodoxy, always end up turning on one another. When ISIS gets their Islamic world, will they be able to turn off their mad lust to saw heads off? Highly unlikely, meaning they will always be on the hunt for apostates. Antifa, BLM, and so on are no different because in this way people are no different.

Some might be tempted to cite Cuba or China, but they would fail because those states are precisely this way. The "state" is ever present in the lives of the common man in ways few want. Step outside of the orthodoxy - hell, just APPEAR to - and it is off to trial with the predictably guilty verdict; then off for execution, long prison stays, or the ever popular "reŽducation".

So guys, if you want to murder all white people, fascists, what-have-you, then by all means have at it. If I live long enough through it, I know I will have the opportunity to sit atop my little mountain here in WV, laughing until the tears gush as I watch you either lose your bid, or fall into the most predictable end of mass autogourmandization.

So go for it. You never know, I might be wrong on every point.

End digression.



We can't do it bottom up though.

Top-down? This presumes facts not in evidence.


We need tangible results to present to any elite that this is a bad course we are on, and it must change.

Now THIS is top-grade foolery. An elite, almost by definition anymore, gives no shyte about what YOU think, want, feel, etc. Theye are, again almost by definition, mad as hatters. Where once Theye appeared to possess rationality and some form of sanity, today it seems they have walked away from all that. Granted, it could be all smoke and mirrors (prob. is IMO), but what if it is not? Going to your ultimate murderer with the "facts" makes as much sense as two monkeys humping a football.

The presumption that those in Congress or wherever, would be open to facts, reason, and sane rationality is FAIL^FAIL. It is senseless. Yes you have your Thomas Massies, that population countable on two hands with fingers left over in a sea of 500+ federal legislators. Do the arithmetic. States may fare better, but how much so, especially when from the other side of the coin you have the baby-brigade screaming for unicorn-poo and threatening to light the world ablaze if they don't get it? To whom does anyone with an IQ in the positive integers thinks that the "elites" in question are going to choose your side over the other? On what basis do you believe it?

Consider again the reality: if Theye ignore you, pretty well nothing happens... at least not immediately. Ignore the brigadiers and it's instant rioting. Even an honest "elite" does not want to be viewed as the guy who brought us burning cities. Therefore, he rightly gets on his knees and services the far squeakier wheel. When, in living memory, has it ever been different with any significance? Right.



Why would they want to rule ashes?

One man's ash is another man's paradise.


That's what their adherence to the prog system is. It's power but it's civilizational suicide.

If it's suicide now, it was suicide back when. So long as you can hold off the day of reckoning until three seconds after you pass from this life, all is good in the eyes of the insane.


We can only find a patron if we have something tangible to show them. We have ideas, we need programs and we need the practice.


This flies right into the idiotic. The FAIL is strong in this one, I see. Firstly, the dependence on a "patron" fails. Even the Ron Paul crowd has failed in this self-same way. Looking for a messiah is FAIL^FAIL^FAIL. It is ultimate FAIL and the reason why Empire societies are apparently inherently incapable of living anarchically. Put people into an Empire context and they go crazy in this way, always seeking to pawn off their responsibilities upon the shoulders of others. This is the prime example of a division of labor FAIL. This is why some form of authority is necessary in order to keep the general population from devolving into a race of tantruming infants. It is a sad, sad truth about the human animal. But then, there is the problem of corruption of those in positions of trust. Mr. Rock, allow me to introduce Mr. Hardplace.

The only hope, then, lies primarily in the attitude of the people. Clearly, however, people cannot as a rule be trusted not to go down the rocky path of entropic decay in terms of attitude. The temptations of entropy are just too great. Therefore, if we are to retain the basic Empire societal schema, a proper structuring of the conceptual elements regarding governance is, IMO, absolutely essential. This brings us back to notions such as a Canon Of Proper Human Relations, as well as a sacrosanct corpus of specification and rules for governance and how to deal with violations of the public trust. This is all doable. I've done it, which proves the case. But without proper attitude, even that ultimately fails. But I also believe there is a way to best ensure the survival of attitude in synthetic social arrangements that are by their nature anathema to such world-views.

One of them is mandating two sessions of primitive living, one during childhood and once again in adulthood. For a full year, you live in poverty; No cell phones, no supermarkets, nice clothing. In short, you live like a cave-brute, scratching out an existence for yourself with no guarantee of survival. If you survive, chances are fair to middling you will have come to a greater appreciation of not only your freedoms, but of the results of the free cooperations between men. And on the off-chance that you might lose sight of those lessons, you are once again called to spend another year as a young adult, prior to age 25 perhaps, doing it all again just to make sure you've not fallen into any badness.

It's not a perfect solution, but perhaps it is the best with which we can come up because if people have proven nothing else about themselves, it is that there is no bottom too low to which they will not fall, given the chance.

Just a thought, anyhow.


The storm is growing. Be a lighthouse.

Now with THIS I am fully on board.

KingNothing
08-28-2017, 01:51 PM
Yep. I hate that the rEVOLution got co-opted. Ron Paul brought diverse people together. And now all we see is identity politics.


It didn't get co-opted. Take a step back and view things from a larger perspective. No one is tying neo-nazi and white supremacists to us -- they're being tied to Trump, which is perhaps even more insane (he's been denouncing David Duke and that ilk for literally decades, and has no newsletter-nonsense in his past).

We have nothing to apologize for. For over a decade, many of us have supported the Pauls and others in their camp precisely because they posited a political platform based on tolerance for all Americans, deep respect for traditional American values and our founding documents, a personal pursuit of virtue and excellence, and most of all non-violence.

This isn't on us. None of it is. We've been in the right for a long time now, and it is why we (proponents of Americana) are winning and they (neo-nazis, fascists, "anti-fascists," socialists, globalists and corporatists) are losing.

helmuth_hubener
08-30-2017, 09:16 PM
The Saxon blood, through veins made pure
With fire and ice did it endure,
Stronger than the iron poured
The blood he gave; his kin adored.

But Saxon rage could come too late
When meet he does his destined fate.
He buys the lies; he takes the bait
That nothing can his hunger sate.

The Saxon did in beauty live,
And by that did his beauty give.
His language, art, philosophy
Evolved with him in ecstasy.

But Saxon rage could come too late
For him to fight; for him to hate.
By those made deaf, made dumb and blind
That might he not his passion find.

KingNothing
09-14-2017, 11:49 PM
America is f u c k i n g awesome and no one - not a Paul, not a Trump, not a member here has to apologize for that!

Our values which place an emphasis on the individual, our values which praise free speech, self defense, privacy and entrepreneurship, need no special defense. The merits of our values speak for themselves! We are the richest f u c k e r s in the history of humanity! We've put humans on the moon, and infinite knowledge in the palm of everyone's hand. We've blessed the world with limitless art and endless entertainment. We've educated the masses and offered them medical care. We feed all who seek food, and house all who seek shelter.

We are a shining city on a hill! Never forget that!

TheTexan
09-15-2017, 12:26 AM
America is f u c k i n g awesome and no one - not a Paul, not a Trump, not a member here has to apologize for that!

Our values which place an emphasis on the individual, our values which praise free speech, self defense, privacy and entrepreneurship, need no special defense. The merits of our values speak for themselves! We are the richest f u c k e r s in the history of humanity! We've put humans on the moon, and infinite knowledge in the palm of everyone's hand. We've blessed the world with limitless art and endless entertainment. We've educated the masses and offered them medical care. We feed all who seek food, and house all who seek shelter.

We are a shining city on a hill! Never forget that!

Fuck ya!

H. E. Panqui
09-16-2017, 11:18 AM
helmuth writes: ...honestly, I was just a Reagan era conservative kid who became a libertarian then an ancap, and then moved out of a 99% white area and realized ancap wouldn't work.


:cool:

...helmuth, none of the 'isms' about which republicrats yack ever address 'the hideous monetary order' in any focused, honest way...never have...never in my lifetime or yours...

...all of your theoretical political 'isms' are meaningless/empty without an honest understanding of the monetary horror under which we are en$laved...stop acting like 'it's all hopeless' until you take on this hideous monetary order in an honest thoughtful way...that means ?your republican and the democrat puppet$ [republicrats] will be worse than useless in any $uch important, enlightening 'di$cussion$', endeavor$, etc...;)

The Rebel Poet
09-16-2017, 09:44 PM
It didn't get co-opted. Take a step back and view things from a larger perspective. No one is tying neo-nazi and white supremacists to usExcept for all the wns on this forum.
they're being tied to Trump, which is perhaps even more insane (he's been denouncing David Duke and that ilk for literally decades Except for 2016
TAPPER: I want to ask you about the Anti-Defamation League, which this week called on you to publicly condemn unequivocally the racism of former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, who recently said that voting against you at this point would be treason to your heritage. Will you unequivocally condemn David Duke and say that you don’t want his vote or that of other white supremacists in this election?

TRUMP: Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke, okay? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So I don’t know. I mean, I don’t know. Did he endorse me? Or what’s going on? Because, you know, I know nothing about David Duke. I know nothing about white supremacists. So you’re asking me a question that I’m supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about.

TAPPER: I guess the question from the Anti-Defamation League is even if you don’t know about their endorsement, there are these groups and individuals endorsing you. Would you just say unequivocally you condemn them and you don’t want their support?

TRUMP: Well, I have to look at the group. I mean, I don't know what group you’re talking about. You wouldn’t want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about. I’d have to look. If you would send me a list of the groups, I will do research on them and certainly I would disavow if I thought there was something wrong. You may have groups in there that are totally fine — and it would be very unfair. So give me a list of the groups and I’ll let you know.

TAPPER: Okay. I’m just talking about David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan here, but—

TRUMP: Honestly, I don't know David Duke. I don't believe I've ever met him. I’m pretty sure I didn't meet him. And I just don’t know anything about him.