Sunday, March 31, 2019
One may wonder why ‘Cultural Marxism’ is so offensive to some?
Because ‘Cultural Marxism’ is obviously truthful and precise in its capacity to encapsulate a crucial and disastrous transition in the evolvement of 20th century Left thinking.
As opposed to traditional Marxism that theorizes over the necessary condition toward social change by means of class struggle, ‘Cultural Marxism’ aims to introduce a change by cultural shift. At a certain stage some (neo) marxists and socialists were clever and honest enough to accept that the revolution wasn’t going to happen. The working class couldn’t be bothered and even if they could, they were too busy attending their jobs. The revolution had to be facilitated by different means.
Meaning of Cultural Marxism has changed over the years. There's a lot of misunderstanding because people conflate today's brand of 'Cultural Marxism' with Antonio Gramsci's concept of Cultural Hegemony. Such is misleading.
The fact is Gramsci was a genuine communist. He believed control of culture would play a significant role in the revolution, and this revolution would ultimately lead to prole victory.
As for the Frankfurt School, they were more about Marxian possibilities than certainties. They preferred Marx's earlier works when he was searching for an answer in 'critique' mode than his later works when Marx the Prophet pontificated as if he'd figured it all out. Frankfurters wanted to return to the spirit of the early Marx when socialist radicalism hadn't yet hardened into dogma and decree.
And they were increasingly sure that the Soviet Union wasn't the answer and maybe communism wasn't either. But one thing for sure, they were ANTI-CAPITALIST and seeking out new social theories and experimentation to arrive at what they hoped would be a better future.
Fast forward to today, and what goes by the name 'cultural marxism' has NOTHING to do with Gramsci and little to do with the Frankfurt School. Gramsci was a real communist, whereas today's 'cultural marxists' aren't. The Frankfurters and today's so-called 'cultural marxists' may have something in common in their fixation with psychology, esp of the sexual kind. But the decidedly anti-capitalist stance of the Frankfurters made them hostile to much of popular culture and advertising, which were deemed to be 'commoditizing' and cheapening the true meaning of humanity. Their idea of sexual liberation was more on the personal level, not something to be mass-marketed into pornography or vice industry.
Also, Gramsci and Frankfurters were first-rank intellectuals, agree with them or not. The book about German cinema, FROM CALIGARI TO HITLER(by Siegfried Kracauer, affiliated with the 'School'), is very impressive even if you disagree with its conclusions.
In contrast, today's 'cultural marxists' are superficial and infantile. In some ways, the higher quality of past intellectuals owed to bourgeois repression and the fact that Jews and women didn't have it so good back then. Bourgeois norms pressured people to be mature and serious about stuff and grow up. If Pauline Kael and Susan Sontag had been raised as millennials, they could have ended up like Lena Dunham and Emma Sulkowicz. Also, the fact that many Jews weren't so privileged back then meant that they had really had to work hard and prove their worth. And women back then had to really prove their mettle in men-dominated fields. No one coddled them, and they had to be tough, like female characters played by Katharine Hepburn, Rosalind Russell, and Barbara Stanwyck. There was no OLEANNA-ish bullshi* back then. In contrast, so many of today's Jewish elites and women writers have been coddled all their lives in rich homes and/or by PC culture. They are easily triggered princelings who can't fight for themselves and immersed in precious bratriarchy.
Also, there is no interest in communism among today's 'left'. Rachel Maddow and her ilk incessantly badmouth Russia's communist past. They also side with right-wing Israel while denouncing left-wing Venezuela. (In the past, many liberal and certainly leftist media people at least sympathized with Cuba and China and faulted the US for making the Cold War worse than it needed to be.) Some college professors do claim to be communists, but it's all a joke because their MAIN obsession is 'man with a wig is a woman' and 'we must work with uber-capitalists to destroy the white working class'. Gramsci was a communist, and the Frankfurters were, if not hardline communists, at least anti-capitalist and deeply troubled by materialism and pop culture.
Today's 'cultural marxists' are totally with capitalism, oligarchy, materialistic decadence, commodification of humanity via advertising & pornography, gluttonous infantilism(of piggery, tattoos, piercing, and etc), neo-aristo self-indulgence with homo-celebration, narcissism(with slut pride), racial supremacism(worship the badass Negro), deep state & pro-imperialism(calling for more Wars for Israel) via the military-industrial complex, and etc.
Now, some on the Right use the term 'cultural marxism' to imply that today's 'leftists' gave up on economics(socialism or communism) in favor of 'culture wars', but such has to be seen as a deviation from(and even betrayal of) the original intent of both Gramsci and Frankfurters, for whom the culture war was a means to either bring about communism or to seriously undermine capitalism. In contrast, today's so-called 'cultural marxists' are immersed in trashy pop culture(concocted by super-capitalists), vanity & narcissism, spoiled-brat tantrums, and celebrity worship. They are not communists or Marxists. And their feeble idea of 'socialism' is NOT about justice for workers but "Give us free stuff so that we can lead happy hipster lives sipping starbucks and listening to reggae & hiphop(and a tattoo on my arse)." Their idea of justice has less to do with ideology or principles than idolatry of Jews, Negroes, and Homos as propped up by media and academia mostly controlled by Jews. (Jews are having some troubles though because they count as white and are rich as hell. Also, PC psychology is getting awfully neurotic on the issue of holy Jews beating up on POC Palestinians. So, even some Jewish 'leftists' are beginning to denounce Zionism and Israel because the contradiction between Jewish abuse of power and Jewish image of victimhood is getting more problematic.)
When Gramsci and Frankfurters were devising cultural strategies, they weren't about wallowing in pop culture but offering a counter-culture to the dominant one controlled by the 'bourgeoisie'. But today's so-called 'cultural marxist' are delighted with junk-trash culture. For them, pop culture is the END than the means. (For many, pop culture is their only real passion.) Now, they do believe that pop culture must be politicized to serve the 'resistance', but what are the 'values' and 'dream's that they aspire to most? Stuff that are loved by oligarchs, capitalists, privileged decadents, deep state goons, and etc. They love homomania, a tool of rich Jewish capitalist hegemonists. Their reverence for blacks has less to do with Civil Rights Movement than rap music, sports, and sex. And they blabber about platitudes like 'diversity' and 'inclusion' via endless immigration-invasion without understanding that such actually undermine mass unity(to take on elite power). They fail to see that 'diversity' is a ploy used by elites to shift moral advantage from the working class to the elite class. Because working class types tend to be more tribal(by instinct if not necessarily by ideology), the 'compassionate' privileged elites can hug immigrants and minorities and morally condemn the native masses of 'racism'. Thus in the UK, the moral advantage went from white masses making demands on white elites to white elites sneering at white masses as 'racist' and 'xenophobic'. Of course, the elites get 'good diversity', whereas masses get 'bad diversity'. Rich whites are more likely to rub shoulders with the Obamas, whereas poor whites are more likely to be punched by Mike Tysons. Elites the get the prime cut of diversity whereas the masses get the entrails.
And naturally, there isn't much CRITICAL discussion of Jewish power(that is so supremacist, hegemonic, and ultra-capitalist) since the controllers of the elite institutions are largely Jewish.
Naomi Wolf is a ditz, but she was good enough to notice that today's 'cultural marxists' are actually working with the War Department to conflate 'empowerment of women' with US imperialism. Today, many 'cultural marxists' are totally on the side of US war-making because their idea of the highest value is globo-homo stuff. Since the US is now homo-metropole of the world, hell yeah, US should seek hegemony to spread hegehomony. And 'cultural marxists' support new cold war with Russia cuz... Russians won't bend over to 'gay pride' stuff(funded by super capitalists and Hollywood and Wall Street).
Today's 'cultural marxists' should really be called 'cultural capitalists'. It wasn't so much that Marxists took over the culture of capitalism but that capitalism totally transformed or subsumed the character of the Left so that there was no longer any real left left anymore. A 'cultural marxism' that is at home in the pages of Us and People magazines hardly has any moral value as an ideology.
A typical face of 'cultural marxism' is the atrocious Laura Dern in the latest STAR WARS fiasco. You see, the new rebellion is in a life-and-death struggle with the new empire, but notice she obviously spent many hours on her hair and dress to take command of the starship in the most crucial of times during the battle. It's all fantasy. The difference is when STAR WARS and SUPERMAN came out in the 70s, people took them for fantasy and nothing else. But now, we have 'cultural marxists' acting as if the real future of humanity hangs in the balance of what happens in STAR WARS, which is why it is so heavily politicized. It used to be, people got serious ideas from books(and some serious movies) and treated pop culture as escapist fantasy. Now, pop culture fantasyland is regarded as the main battleground of politics. As Chris Hedges said, we live in an empire of illusion where idolatry reigns over ideology. As 'cultural marxists' rule most of pop culture, it is said they have won the 'culture war'. But they won it for super-capitalists, neo-aristo homo narcissists, and tribal Jewish supremacists. The victory has nothing to do with real culture or anything resembling Marxism(or even classical progressivism).
In the radical films I AM CUBA and BATTLE OF ALGIERS, we see real revolutionaries putting their lives on the line for real world struggles. For them, it was not a game of Peter-Pan-ish fantasy. But what passes for 'cultural marxism' today is about taking control of Archie's Comics and STAR WARS franchise to churn out fantasies where the 'good guys(and gals and million other genders and intergalactic species)' come together to fight the 'bad guys' who look like MAGA people. And notice that the STAR WARS universe isn't so much about ragtag rebels vs the empire than about empire vs empire. So, the ultimate message is that militarism and blowing up the world is AWESOME and EXCELLENT as long as it's 'woke' according to Hollywood, Pentagon, Deep State, and the homo-hegemonic community.
The state of today's 'cultural marxism':
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Righteousness > Tribalism? — How Self-Righteous Flames Can Burn More Brightly than the Tribal Fire, at least in the Short Term.
They say tribalism is a powerful force, but so is self-righteousness. While tribalism may win out in the long run(that is if the tribe survives), self-righteousness or outrage mentality has short-term advantage. Being self-righteous is like a cocaine high, something you can’t get from tribalism which is about sober hunkering down. This is why the Power works very hard to define and control the terms of self-righteousness. As most people are dull, they are incapable of defining the terms of outrage on their own. It must be handed to them like a bone tossed at a pack of hungry dogs. Look at China during the Cultural Revolution. Mao threw the radical bone of ‘to rebel is justified’ to the youths, and they ran riot for a few years smashing everything in their path. It felt so awesome to be self-righteous. As Jews rule the US, they get to define what people should be outraged or self-righteous about. Self-righteousness is intoxicating, a means of insta-self-aggrandizement as a ‘woke’ person. Jews decided it shall be globo-homo, so there are lots of dummies who get all weepy and wild about holy homos and transcendent trannies.
In the long run, Cultural Revolution petered out and Chinese tribalism won out over ideological radicalism, but when it was on fire, it really burned hot and scorched everything it its path. Tribalism is like the soil + rain from which stuff grows. Self-righteousness is like wind + fire. It can’t last forever, but when it does, it is an awesome force that can burn down entire forests. This is why any side that wants power must seek to control the terms of outrage and self-righteousness. People claim to be rational and individualistic, but, in truth, often governed more by emotions of righteousness & rightness(fed to them by media and academia controlled currently by Jews). James Watson is factually right about racial IQ differences, but it doesn’t matter for a lot of people because PC idolatry says Blacks are holy and cannot be ‘demeaned’ in anyway. So, righteous chest-beating about blacks trumps factual rightness about race and IQ. Just like more people get excited over emotive astrology than factual astronomy, it’s the manipulation of emotions that often count for more.
It’s often said people are naturally tribal, even that tribalism is the most powerful force in the world. But is it? If so, why did so many tribal identities fade? Jewish Identity survived, but what happened to the Babylonians, Assyrians, Hittites, Ancient Egyptians, Phoenicians, and countless others? If tribalism is so powerful and resilient, why did those identities and cultures fade away? While some peoples/cultures may have been wiped out in genocides, most identities and cultures just faded away without mass deaths. Instead of people clinging to their identities, cultures, and languages, they abandoned all that for something else. In some cases, the changes were forced under the sword. Many peoples had to convert to new faiths and rituals, or else. Consider all the pagan cultures that were eradicated in Europe and Near East as result of the spread of Christianity and Islam. But then, many tribes willingly abandoned their own cultures and beliefs to adopt something deemed better or more pleasing. Granted, tribalism is deeper than credo or faith. After all, a Russian was a Russian before communism, during communism, and after communism. One could be Greek in the ancient world and choose from various schools of philosophies. But whether one was a stoic or an epicurean, a Greek was a Greek. A people can keep their tribalism even as they change values and beliefs. Modern Chinese have adopted much that is Western in ideology and economics, but they still feel as ethnically Chinese.
But, there seems to be many more extinct cultures than living-and-continuous ones. And most of them went extinct because the people gave up on their core tribal identity. In some cases, it was a case of 'take on or assimilate to new identities'. Or, people just gave up on high culture & complex identity and receded into subsistence living, like what happened to peoples who scattered into the jungles after the fall of the Mayan civilization(prior to the arrival of Europeans) or Khmer civilization(that left behind Angkor Wat but not much else).
It seems Jews have been the exception than rule in human history. Among ancient identities, Jews are one of the few that managed to survive to the present. While today’s Egyptians have genetic links to Ancient Egyptians, there was a decisive break from the past. Indeed, it took Western archaeology to rediscover much of the lost ancient world and reconnect the natives to their forgotten pasts. Also, the spread of Christianity and Islam had the effect of ‘cultural genocide’ on both Near East and Europe. As the coming of the One God demanded the destruction of pagan culture, the baby of tribal ancestry was thrown out along with the bath-water of pagan ‘superstition’. However, histories of both Europe and Near East have been, more or less, continuous since the time they came under the power of monotheism. In contrast, medieval Jews didn’t have to undergo a 'radical' break from their ancient origins because, from the beginning, they had faith in the One God. The story of Jews illustrates how, despite credo and ethno not being the same thing, one can deeply affect the other. Even though the coming of Christianity didn’t wipe out the white European race, the change in credo led to the destruction of indigenous pagan culture rooted in blood-and-soil, in effect eradicating certain strains of tribal consciousness. And much the same happened in the Near East with the spread of Christianity and then Islam. Also in the Byzantium, the Christian East, which, though not sacked by Germanic barbarians, underwent profound changes as Christianity suppressed and even destroyed much of the glories of pagan culture that held within them the markers of tribal identity. Monotheism was both the greatest destroyer and greatest enabler of tribal identity. On the one hand, it could wipe out indigenous pagan cultures and beliefs that were so crucial to tribal identity. And yet, a people whose spirituality was imbued with monotheism of the all-powerful Being of truth, goodness, and mystery were more likely to possess a culture of continuity and constancy, a kind of 'rootedness' to heaven and 'footedness' in destiny. After all, the one true God is bound to offer a deeper sense of moral uplift and spiritual truth than a bunch of imperfect pagan gods who, however colorful or ingeniously conceived, tend to be vain, fickle, and/or amoral in their desires and demands. Monotheism surely played a crucial role in sustaining continuously organic identities and cultures in both Europe and the Near East.
Anyway, even though tribalism is a real force in nature and history(which is, after all, the story of human nature), it must not be over-exaggerated. There are plenty of counter or related(but distinct) forces that can work against tribalism. Materialism and individualism are but two. If indeed tribalism is the most powerful force, why have so many people been willing to move to another nation, especially the United States, to start anew as ‘Americans’? Why so readily betray and dispose of one’s own people, culture, and land to come to the US and take on a new identity, especially for one’s children who usually forget their ancestral language, culture, & sense of history and eventually assimilate into Americanism? This is all the more jarring when we consider that the US has been at war for much of its history. After all, there is a chance that the American nation you assimilate into will make war on your nation of origin, in which case you, as New American, will have to support directly or indirectly the American War on your blood kin in your ancestral land. Consider the German-Americans who fought in World War I against Germany. Consider Muslim-Americans who took part in the invasion of the Middle East that led to deaths of 100,000s(or maybe millions) of Muslims. Indeed, the ONLY nation that the US is unlikely to wage war on is Israel as Jews totally control the US. So, why did people come to the US and give up their identity and culture of origin? They were tempted with materialism(as US is obviously richer than most nations) and freedom(which US has more of than most non-white nations though PC is making this ever less true; granted, non-white immigrants are likely to support suppression of free speech, at least for whites, because Jewish media/academia tell immigrant groups that unfettered free speech could lead to 'white supremacism' that will close the gates to further non-white immigration, in which case immigrant groups won't be able to bring over their relatives via chain-migration). Material interest and individual freedom trumped tribalism. It’s been said Chinese are proud of their culture and history, but look at all those Chinese who not only flock to the US, Canada, and Australia but readily lose their identity to become ‘New Americans’ and ‘New Canadians’. And in our Age of Cool, so many people find the real culture of history, heritage, and community to be ‘boring’ & ‘lame’ and chase after the siren song of pop culture and fashion. And even though the US makes threats on Iran and Russia all the time(even to the point where it may lead to war), there are plenty of Russians and Iranians who are willing to drop everything and come to the US and become ‘Americans’ even though their tax dollars will go toward hate-mongering against their nations of origin and may even declare war.
The power of tribalism is real, but it can be surmounted or circumvented by other factors, such as pleasure. Why do black men chase after white women and vice versa? Because jungle fever is pleasurable to both parties. Black men find white women to be fairer, and white women find sex with black men to be more pleasurable because black men are more muscular and have bigger dongs. And why do so many Asian women choose white men over yellow men? Again, tribalism loses out to the pleasure principle, as Asian women find white men to be more attractive and masculine than Asian men.
Furthermore, tribalism can lead to strange alliances that actually undermine tribalism. In World War II, Nazi Germany was allied with Imperial Japan against the UK even though Hitler actually admired and respected Anglos while having a rather low opinion of the Asian race(as unoriginal and inferior). Instead of white vs yellow, it turned into white-and-yellow vs white. But because of the Anglo-Germanic conflict, Germany made an alliance with an Asian nation(just like it allied with Muslim Ottoman Empire in World War I). And Anglos recruited lots of non-whites from around their empire to fight the Axis powers. During the Cold War, white America came to an understanding with yellow China against white Russia. And from the late 19th century to now, Japan has been allied mostly with the West against Asia. It was only during World War II that Japan invoked Asian Brotherhood as a ploy against European and American Imperialists. But prior to the falling out between Japan and the US, both were ‘partners-in-crime’ in their aggression against the Asian mainland. And after WWII, Japan was once again allied with the US against much of Asian mainland, especially Red China. So, yellow tribalism sided with white tribalism against another yellow tribalism. And when the US and China drew closer under Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan, it was white tribalism(of US) siding with yellow tribalism(of China) against another white tribalism(of USSR).
Granted, one could argue that the US and USSR were not motivated by ‘white tribalism’ as both empires professed grandiose universalist ideologies, but for most of US and USSR history, one cannot discount the white political element as a key player in foreign policy(just like current US policy makes no sense unless we take Jewish ethno-centrism into account). Until relatively recently, US power was essentially white and Christian. And in the USSR, people of European stock had most of the power compared to Central Asians and Muslims. Perhaps, one difference is that, during the Cold War, Anglos increasingly lost power in the US(mainly to Jews), whereas ethnic Russians increasingly gained power in the USSR(mainly from Jews). When the Cold War began, US was still solidly in the hands of Wasps whereas Soviet leadership was varied, especially under the leadership of Georgian Stalin. After Stalin, the new leader was Khrushchev the Ukrainian. But as years passed, Russian nationals increasingly dominated the USSR(especially with the suppression of Jewish power that came under suspicion with rise of Zionism), whereas power in the US increasingly shifted in favor of Jews. Of course, capitalism was bound to favor Jews in the long run because sky is the limit when it comes to profits in a market economy. Even though Jewish radical intellectuals played a key role in the communist takeover of Russia, the system of machine politics and ethos of equality(and mediocrity) were bound to suppress the power of Jewish ingenuity, drive, and ambition(for good or ill).
Another way tribalism can be used against itself depends on programming. Now, this doesn’t apply to solitary animals that even shun others of their own species EXCEPT in mating and mothering, but among social organisms, the tribal instinct can be reprogrammed to serve another tribe. Among certain species of ants, there is the mass theft of larvaes of another species that hatch to serve the very ant colony that ‘enslaved’ them. Humans can toy with canine 'pack' nature to make dogs serve man against other dogs. Thus, tribal nature isn't suppressed or extinguished but, instead, attached in service(and possibly identification) to another tribe. Among human communities, this happened with the creation of the Janissary. Ottoman Turks scoured Greece and Balkan territories to conscript young boys who were deemed especially attractive, healthy, and intelligent. These boys were initially traumatized in being torn from their own families and tribal cultures, but under intensive Muslim training, they became fanatical servants of the Ottomans. Their tribalism was reprogrammed to serve the Ottomans and Islam against Christendom, their ancestral homeland. Another useful example is the fate of Korea under US hegemony. The US divided Korea and gave half to Stalin. Since then, one people have been made into two peoples, and Korean tribalism has been set against one another, brother against brother. One might expect Korean tribalism to call for unity of all Koreans against non-Koreans, but South Koreans are essentially reprogrammed minions of the US empire that would rather serve the US than reunite with their ethnic brethren in the North who are seen as the ‘mortal enemy’. As wanna-be-Americans, they welcome the occupation of their nation by a superpower for ‘protection’ and dream of moving to the US to become ‘New Americans’ than preserve their identity and culture.
And in the US, consider how white tribalism has been reprogrammed to serve Jews and Israel. PC trained many whites to feel that white identity & white interests are intrinsically ‘racist’, ‘supremacist’, and evil, and therefore white tribalism must emotionally attach itself to something else(without the mark of Cain)... and it is Israel, Israel, Israel. It’s no wonder that most US politicians would rather be dead than be caught with white pride or interest, BUT they will go out of their way to shout Hallelujah for Israel, the nation that means most to them. This is because tribal feelings are not necessarily loyal to the tribe. Even among wolves on rare occasions, a lone wolf might join a pack that was once an enemy pack. Among Europeans, some Frenchmen settled in Germany and essentially became Germans and fought against France in World War I. And there were French Jews whose tribal loyalty was to France, and there were German Jews whose tribal loyalty was to Germany. And oftentimes, people would rather be allied with winners of another tribe than be stuck with losers of their own kind. Consider all the non-Romans who joined and fought for the Roman empire. And this is especially true of women for whom tribalism is less important than put-out-ism to victor-ism. When Germans defeated and occupied France, so many French women went with victorious 'alpha' German men. After the US destroyed and occupied Japan, many Japanese women became war-brides of Americans. And when black guys began to beat up white guys in boxing and other sports, so many white women put out to winner black men and felt contempt for loser white men. But winner-ism is strong among men too. Jews won the elite competition for top power in the US, and the result has been all these white cucky-wucks pledging their loyalty and offering their services to Jewish Overlords. It's like Sal switching his loyalty to Barzini upon sensing that Corleones are finished in THE GODFATHER.
Even though many of these whites are Christians, they would rather serve awesome winner Jews than their own communities. Also, they dare not oppose anything that Jews want. So, if Jews say ‘Globo-Homo is the future of the West and Homomania must be the new mass cult of white folks’, even white ‘conservative’ Christian politicians dare not lodge complaints lest they displease the winner-Jews.
Tribalism is further complicated because life is the product of union of two sexes. If mankind replicated itself by individuals creating copies of themselves, then sexual politics would matter far less. Suppose there’s a tribe of people where all the women are taken by another tribe or willfully go off with it. If the men of the tribe could produce doubles of themselves by fission or budding, the tribe could continue without the women. Perhaps, if cloning becomes the New Normal in the future, nations will survive by creating new life from laboratories like in Aldous Huxleys’ BRAVE NEW WORLD. But as of now, a tribe or nation can only survive by creating life from the union of its men and women. This is why a tribe where women lose respect for the men or where men lose the means to support families is a dying tribe. And this is why Jews are especially pushing black African invasion into Europe and Jungle Fever among whites. Jews know that the black race and only the black race can effectively destroy white manhood because black men have harder muscles, bigger dongs, more aggression, and stronger voices. This leads to white male cucky-wuckery and jungle fever among white women who become ‘thots’. Capitalist Feminism is defined as ‘empowerment of women’, but it is predicated on female search for submission to a higher power. Women are not happy just being ‘liberated’. They use the freedom to find the ideal man to submit to. In that sense, feminism, or at least capitalist feminism, is a form of elitism. If anything, traditionalism was more egalitarian when it came to sexual politics because the moral order stressed chastity, reputation, marriage, fidelity, and family. Also, as most well-paying jobs went to men, women had to find some nice guy and settle down. Most men are not ‘alpha’ and not super-successful. They are middle class or working class. And in the past, most middle class and working class men could find a woman and have a family. And women had to be content with ordinary men. But with ‘liberation’ of women, the great majority of women want the ‘best’ because the cult of ‘empowerment’ says women should ideally have it all. We went from Patriarchy to Bratriarchy, a world of spoiled brats who think they are too good for the ordinary and middling. Capitalist feminism turned into a game of women seeking ‘liberation’ from ordinary men to seek out and submit to the superior or ‘alpha’ men. It’s no wonder that so many women are hooked to stuff like FIFTY SHADES OF GREY where an every-woman meets a man who is handsome, strong, and super-rich.
While all women may have had such fantasies all throughout history — all those fairy tales of princes and princesses — , they lived in the real world with real culture of family, church, and community. But with the rise of Pop Culture as the main culture for the great majority of modern folks and with delusional toxicity of PC ideology taught in schools, people no longer have realistic expectations of life. Too many males see the world through the prism of superhero comic book fantasies, and too many females model their lives on the diva-mentality of celebrities who seem to have it all. (Is it any wonder that the hottest ‘moral’ topic in our Age of Vanity is Homomania?)
In the long run, however, tribal-transference is most effective among those within the same race. After all, if a bunch of Poles transferred their tribal loyalties to Germany and decided to become Germans, their descendants would become Germans like other Germans. There isn’t much genetic difference between Germans and Poles, and most people wouldn’t notice the difference if a Pole claimed to be German. Many modern Turks are not Turkish in origin — some are actually Greek or Lebanese in blood — , but one would hardly tell the difference because there isn’t all that much difference between Greeks and Turks(at least those who are essentially European in blood). But tribal-transference can be problematic among those of a difference race. Notice how most European ethnic groups became assimilated into Anglo-America. In time, Poles, Swedes, Germans, Irish, and even Italians became Anglo-Americanized and came to pledge their main loyalty to the Wasp-made America. But it’s been far more difficult with blacks because of race. They say Slavery was the big problem, but maybe not. If whites had enslaved other whites, freed whites would likely have just mixed with other whites, just like emancipated Russian serfs just became fellow countrymen with other Russians. Likewise, if American Indians had been white, they would likely have just assimilated fully with invading European whites. But because they were racially distinct, they kept to their own identity. If a bunch of Chinese moved to Japan and made a sincere effort to become Japanese and if Japan accepted them as such, they would likely just meld in. But if a whole lot of non-Asians went to Japan and tried to fit in, they would still stick out from the native population because they look different. Japanese would notice, as would the non-Japanese newcomers. Looks do matter. If one could push a button and turn all black people in the US into whites, the two communities would likely meld together.
Anyway, is there a force more powerful than tribalism? In short-term behavior, there might be. If tribalism is about "I am", idealism is about "I am right". In a brutally savage or barbarian world, the concept of "I am right" is hardly existent. Who has time for higher morality or abstract ideals in a world of tooth & claw or of sword & spear? The only thing that matters is survival and struggle. It’s about live-or-die. One’s main focus is on "I am". "I am alive, I am part of this tribe, I am willing to fight to live for another day." It’s like wolves are fixated on survival, which is justification enough for struggle. But once a people develop civilization and learning, the elites become guided by laws, ideas, and principles. And the power of principles eventually come to imbue society as a whole. In time, elites justify their power on something more than ruthless might, the Fear Factor. Rather, the elites argue that they have the divine right to rule or have the mandate of heaven under just gods. And they justify their rule on the basis of sacred laws and theory of justice. People should obey them for their right-to-rule than mere might-to-rule. By gods or laws, the elites of high civilization want to be perceived as representatives of the noblest laws of the universe than merely fellas with most wealth and weaponry.
In an advanced society, "I am" is never enough. People need to feel "I am right", a need for moral/spiritual justification. Granted, there could be more to tribalism than "I am", which some might characterize as individualist and ‘libertarian’. One might say tribalism is less about the ‘I’ than the ‘we’. Also, it’s more than about "We are"(in the moment) because deep tribalism is about the past and future. It’s about memory and vision of "We were, we are, and we shall be." In that sense, tribalism can be noble in sentiment and meaning. It is about much more than the immediate needs of the present as is the case with animals who have no sense of history or heritage. Of course, not all forms of tribalism have such depth. Jungle tribalism among primitive folks lack deep memory in the absence of written language and bodies of literature. Such tribalism is mostly about belonging to the tight-knit community of the all-important moment. It is the tribalism of sports-teams or street gangs where bunch of guys stick together against rivals. Like the gangs in the movie THE WARRIORS. The main unifying force in such tribalism is the constant threat of danger and/or thrill of adventure. It’s about the need to stick together in fight-or-flight mode, indeed not much different from the pack instinct of wolves.
In contrast, deep tribalism is not just about unity of the moment but unity of past with present and future. As Merlin admonishes the Knights in EXCALIBUR who are exulting in the thrill of the moment, "That's it... and look upon this moment. Savor it! Rejoice with great gladness! Great gladness! Remember it always, for you are joined by it. You are One, under the stars. Remember it well, then... this night, this great victory. So that in the years ahead, you can say, 'I was there that night, with Arthur, the King!' For it is the doom of men that they forget."
Without memory of and reverence for the past, the power and prosperity in the present lose meaning. Also, people are less likely to make sacrifices if they won’t be remembered and if what they sacrificed for is not defended by their heirs. And people are less likely to guard what they have IF they don't appreciate the struggles and sacrifices of their ancestors or if they'd been made to disrespect them by alien propaganda or ethno-masochism. This is why War Memorials are so important. In the noble sense, it is a way for a people to remember and honor the fallen who'd died in defense of or service to the nation. In the cynical sense, it is a hook(of 'heroism') used by the Power to 'inspire' naive young men to serve in imperial wars.
Individuals who are swept up in the heat of the moment may fight ferociously but rarely to sacrifice themselves for the higher good. It’s for the thrills, glory, or trophy, all of which are fleeting. Those who are willing to sacrifice themselves do so on the promise that their civilization will remember and honor them. And what they’ve fought and won for their side will be appreciated, defended, and kept by their followers. This is why it’s important for Jews to desecrate the memory and graves of white folks. As an advanced civilization, the West has deep memory and powerful sense of history, that of great triumphs and tragedies. When people in the present feel a deep connection to their forbears, they are committed to preserving and defending what their predecessors made of the land, the culture, and history. To sever these roots, Jews promote infantile youth culture, mindless hedonism, mania-for-moment, selfish individualism, white shame & ‘white guilt’(premised on the unique evil of whites throughout history), Afro-mania, homo-vanity, and retrofitting of white history whereby the New Narrative says European Medieval history was not white, European heroes & great men were black, and ‘diversity’ was the defining feature of the West. Whites have nothing to be proud of, but if they still hanker for memory and history, they should invest their emotions in the divine and noble history of the Jews, the Perfect People who were never wrong and always in the right in their relations with wicked goyim, especially white ones.
But then, this mental habit developed first with the spread of Christianity. As the Bible became the central text for all of Christian West(that search-and-destroyed most remnants of paganism that had been so deeply entwined with indigenous European history and culture), most white folks looked to Biblical stories of the Hebrews as a kind of meta-ancestral canon. It was as if white folks, as Christians, were more spiritual descendants of the ancient Hebrews than blood descendants of their direct pagan ancestors.
At least with Christianity, whites felt spiritual-moral superiority(or at least parity) with the Jews, but since the end of World War II, the abandonment of core Christian creed has effectively surrendered moral and superiority to Jews(even atheist ones) because the new Christian consciousness put redemption-and-salvation-from-‘racism’(the biggest victims of which were Jews in the Shoah according to the Jew-run Narrative) at the center of its theology. Once Christianity thus cucked to Jews as the Holy Holocaust People, its destiny essentially became one of obeying the diktat of Jewish globalist agenda, which is why so many churches are now into Homomania, a proxy globo-cult concocted by Jewish supremacists. If white people are to survive, they must search for roots in the soil that have yet to be severed by the Jewish ax or poisoned by Jewish toxins. The fact that there is some push-back against globalism is proof that not all roots have been destroyed, and there is, as yet, some roots that still send water and nutrients in the soil up to the European Tree. Even though the James-Younger gang was wrong to carry out vengeful criminal acts against the North, one must respect their sense of kinfolk and culture.
Even if tribalism can be deep in rich meaning, memory, and mutuality, it doesn’t inspire instantaneous confidence and assertion like other kinds of consciousness and emotions. Indeed, deep tribalism is less intense than shallow tribalism. Street gangs will rumble and even kill/die for the thrill of the moment. It’s a way of showing off to one’s pals and gals that you’re made of tuff stuff. Also, tribalism among primitive tribes and street gangs tends to be emotionally intense because you are closely and even intimately associated with the fellows. Everyone knows everyone in a street gang or in a jungle tribe. It’s like the camaraderie among a platoon of soldiers in combat. In contrast, deep tribalism encompasses and embodies something much deeper and grander. It’s about a sense of connection with the line of one’s ancestors. It’s about a sense of unity and shared destiny with people who are strangers or whose existence one isn’t even aware of. After all, most Turks only know their family, friends, and co-workers. Most people they pass by in the streets are total strangers, and they will never meet tens of millions of fellow Turks. And yet, nationalism is about one’s sense of connection to every member of the Wider and Deeper Tribe. Deep tribalism is like a train. It takes more time and energy to get it going, unlike shallow tribalism that can roll into action instantly(like a skateboard), like in THE WARRIORS when the fellas know they have to stick together to make it back home. But just like a train in motion has far greater force and momentum than any skateboard, deep tribalism in action has power way beyond shallow tribalism. American tribalism was slower to enter World War II(as they figured Germany and Japan posed no threat to Americans), but once it gained critical mass and momentum following the attack on Pearl Harbor, it was an awesome force of a united nation out for vengeance. Same with Russia’s reaction to German invasion. Once Russians recouped and realized what was really at stake, they put on a massive show of force to defend the motherland. This is why deep tribalism is both an awesome asset and a serious liability. While most of us will jump into action to defend our family or friends, it takes much more for us to move into collective action as a national folk because it’s about combined action and shared sacrifice with people who are strangers with whom we have no intimate connection. Deep tribalism is all the more lethargic and dormant when the elites are useless or have been co-opted by another tribe(with imperialist stranglehold over the nation). If FDR’s problem was the difficulty of rousing up the populace to enter an overseas war, the current problem in the EU and US is the ruling elites(or the serving elites to the Jews) are unwilling to wake the people up to defend homeland and push back against the Great Replacement engineered by Jewish globalists. These Jewish globalists are over-eager to rouse up white people to go invade Iran or wage war on Russia, but they do everything to ensure that whites do NOTHING to defend the nations of their origin or founding. In other words, Jews have reprogrammed white tribalism as a tool for fighting Wars for Israel while doing nothing to defend white homelands from Diversitzkrieg. Because deep tribalism is like a locomotive that requires great energy, consensus, and unity to get moving, there is a chance that a people can fade as an identity & culture in their failure to summon up the forces of nationalism. It's like someone freezing to death because he fails to start a fire in time. The deep tribalism of nationalism is like a fire created by rubbing two sticks together. It takes time and energy, but once the fire gets going, it is a good fire. Jews have thrown water on white wood, and it is now difficult for the white race to start a nationalist fire. (In contrast, Zionism comes with lighter-fluid and matches, which is why white cucks prefer the Jewish fire for warmth without realizing they will eventually be gutted and cooked over it.) Jews have pissed all over the white logs of the West, and it seems no one can get the white fire going in places like UK, France, Sweden, and etc. Hungary and few other nations have been exceptions. Upon observing the massive invasion of Europe, Viktor Orban stepped up his game as national leader and inspired fellow Hungarians to unite to preserve the sacred nation of their heroes and ancestors. But in Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, and the UK, there's been a very different response, what with the leaders welcoming the invasion, suppressing national alarm, shutting off the diesel engine of the deep tribal locomotive, and silencing debate & criticism. But then, the problem is far more dire because, even if the national leaders had stepped forward to lead the defense of the realm, too many people will oppose them and demand that borders be flung wide open to endless waves of ‘refugees’ and ‘migrants’. And to understand why this is so, we need to consider a force that is, at least in the short-term, stronger than tribalism.
We know that pleasure is a powerful force. People will cheat on their spouses for pleasure. People will use terrible drugs for pleasure and ruin their lives. People will blow all their savings and the house for the thrill of gambling. Students will fail exams in their addiction to TV, video-games, or pop music. People grow dangerously obese in their addiction to food. And it is for this reason that globalism pumps the entire populace with non-stop diversions that offer pleasure via pop music, blockbuster movies, TV shows, pornography, video-games, and all sorts of apps. The human mind becomes like a pinball machine that is always ‘ON’, bumping & bouncing & rolling & ringing. When we add up the number of people whose lives were ruined by addiction to stupid pleasures, it staggers the mind. Pleasure-seeking and pleasure-plugging — why seek out pleasure when all you have to do is ‘sign in’ or ‘log on’? — are such a mainstay of our existence that a new kind of 'morality'(or immorality as the new morality) has grown up around it. So, having loose sex isn’t just lewd behavior but ‘empowerment’ and ‘liberation’. And just about every other TV show is the ‘greatest TV show of all time, indeed a work of art’. Demented pop music is said to inspire us with ‘messages’. Football players who ‘take a knee’ to defend fellow racial thugs are supposed to be admired as moral exemplars. And killing unborn babies up to birth is about ‘women having choice’. It’s bad enough that so many people are addicted to excessive pleasures, but it’s much worse when it is ‘moralized’.
Still, except with the issue of abortion, there isn’t moral capital invested in current pleasures. Gambling has become mainstream, and libertarians have come up with philosophical as well as economic reasons as to why it should be legalized, but most people don’t take moral pride in gambling(even though it has been associated with ‘reparations’ for American Indians). But our current culture is full of Moral Outrage and Self-Righteousness, and this is another potent threat to deep tribalism. Granted, moral outrage and self-righteousness can exist side-by-side with tribalism, that is IF one’s tribe happens to be sanctified as holier-than-most for whatever reason. During the Westward expansion of Manifest Destiny, white people held this view that they were furthering progress and civilization whereas Indian savages stood in the way. So, in any struggle with the Indians, especially where the Red hostiles carried out massacres against white settlers/pioneers, white people felt moral outrage and moved into swift action to flush out the Indians as an act of vengeance, justice, and progress. Back then, being white and spreading white civilization were conflated with the moral progress of humanity.
Jews associated Zionism with the Shoah, and so, the Narrative asserted that Jews have the right(and even an obligation) of pride of identity and nationhood to prevent another mass-killing of Jews. And in the Age of Anti-Imperialism(that ran parallel to the Cold War), non-white folks around the world felt pride of identity and morality in expelling the European(or American or Soviet) colonists or occupiers. But, in an earlier age, European Imperialists would have felt pride of both identity and morality in spreading the light of civilization and/or the blessings of Christianity to the benighted folks around the world living in darkness and stagnation. The dynamics between identity and morality depends on WHO gets to control the governing ideas, the narrative, and flow of information. If the prevailing idea says ‘the West is spreading the light of civilization to the darker parts of the world’, white identity becomes sanctified as the crusading race carrying the burden of uplifting the rest of mankind. If the narrative says ‘great progress has been made in the non-white world under white rule, and the lives of non-whites have improved greatly under the benevolent leadership of whites’, white imperialism is vindicated.
The control of the flow of information — especially with the spread of mass media to the point of ubiquity in all parts of the world — is also important because no human enterprise is ever perfect. It may well be true that white imperialism did bring civilization or advanced ideas to more backward parts of the world. It may also be true that the lives of non-white natives did greatly improve in myriad ways. But there were also countless acts of white brutality and betrayal(of promises or principles). And there were surely white massacres of the natives. This is why the flow of news and information is of utter importance. Indeed, one reason why white-ruled South Africa failed whereas Jewish-ruled Israel thrived was due to Jewish control of the flow of information. Jews made South Africa out to be uniquely evil while covering up or rationalizing Jewish oppression over Palestinians(while also greatly exaggerating Palestinian terrorist violence against Jews). Indeed, sometimes the mere control of flow of information can justify even an especially murderous regime as the Lesser Evil. Given the nature of Nazi ideology, it was difficult for the German government to persuade the national volk that the war was about bringing liberty and progress to the Slavic population. So, how did the Nazi regime justify its aggressions and wars? They ran countless propaganda about how the Soviets were utterly beastly and monstrous. So, even if what Germany was doing in its invasion of the USSR wasn’t exactly moral, at least it was destroying a power many times worse, or so the news & propaganda said. Ironically, Jews are playing this game in the current Middle East policy. If Zionist globalists rode on high rhetoric as they led the US into Iraq War with big statements about vanquishing terror and spreading democracy, the viability of such justification collapsed with the utter implosion of their highfalutin project. Furthermore, as Jews came to fear the ‘Shia Crescent’ from Iran across Iraq and Syria to Lebanon, the main objective was to smash this bridge. Since the American public was dead-set against further deployment of US troops in major ground operations, Jews had to rely on proxies, and the only ones willing to do the job were Jihadis, exactly the kind of people involved in the 9/11 attack. If the official line on Iraq was ‘destroy tyranny to build a democracy’, the new line was ‘destroy to destroy to destroy’. There was no higher principle or noble objective to sell to the US public. So, how did the globo-imperialists justify their support of ‘moderate rebels’(euphemism for Jihadi terrorists) in Syria? It was like German propaganda about the Russian Slavs in World War II. Assad(and before him Gaddafi) had to go and their nations had to be destroyed because they are just... bad, awful, evil, and 'monstrous'. The US didn’t have an alternative to offer, but what did it matter? Bad people must be destroyed, and that’s that. So, the Jew-run media ran countless articles about how Assad was yet ANOTHER Arab Hitler who had to be toppled, and who cares if 100,000s of Syrians are killed and if millions are displaced?
Tribalism is reassuring in its sense of community, but it can also feel hampering. It can feel like a prison. Same goes for family. It’s nice to have a home with spouse and kids, but it also means your individual freedom must be compromised for the good of the whole. This is why so many people leave their own tribes and come to the US where they can feel free as people unshackled from identity and culture(which lend meaning but also place burdens). Abandoning one's culture may be alienating and lonely, but it is also liberating, especially in a place like the US where identity has become so interchangeable, superficial, take-it-or-leave-it, and do-it-yourself. It places few burdens except singing hosannas to Jews, Negroes, and homos. A Muslim, as an American 'nobody', has freedom to do anything, whereas back home he was confined by the mores and conventions of the Muslim community. So, abandoning tribalism is at once lonely and liberating, or ‘lonliberating’.
Of course, some people want to have the cake and eat it too. They come to the relatively freer West and enjoy freedoms forbidden in their home countries, but they also maintain close contacts with people back home or form their own enclaves in the West so that they have both ‘our culture’ and ‘my freedom’. This uneasy duality was painfully dramatized in the film MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE by Hanif Kureishi and Stephen Frears. And of course, Jews are masters of this, what with their ‘liberal democracy’ and tribalism of Zionist nationalism & Shoah Exceptionalism. Barbra Streisand sees herself as both liberated woman and tribal Jew to the core. Think of YENTL that, perhaps more than THE JAZZ SINGER with Al Jolson, conveyed the Jewish duality of being 100% modern and 100% tribal. Loyalty and devotion to the Tribe even in defiance and rebellion. Tootsiwitz.
But it’s not just more freedom and individual liberty for which people take leave of their own tribalism. There are, after all, plenty of free ‘liberal democracies’ where people are afforded much personal freedoms. Furthermore, deep tribalism tends to be weak and fractured in diverse societies, especially if the nationalism happens to be artificially constructed than rooted in organic blood and soil. After all, what does it really mean to be a Colombian, Peruvian, or Bolivian? Does one trace one’s roots to Europeans or natives? If to both, how does one resolve the fact that Euro-Meso history has been one of conquest, slavery, ‘rape’, and ‘genocide’? Also, what makes Equador distinct from Venezuela? These are all made-up nationalities that have yet to form into meaningful identities. Now, if people with genuine national identities like Poles, Greeks, Hungarians, and Swedes were willing to abandon their homelands-and-cultures to become ‘Americans’, imagine how people in fake nations feel? They wouldn't be giving up anything to take on something new. At any rate, especially with the spread of American-style democracy all over the world, there are now plenty of nations where individuals are free to spout off their views and indulge their personal fancies. And even people in China are free to do most things as long as it’s not overtly political or ideologically opposed to the state. Then, why do so many people want to abandon their tribalism and come to the US? It’s because tribalism or familism feels much better when you’re part of a superior tribe or family. Uber-tribalism is more awesome than unter-tribalism. It’s like people prefer to be part of a uber-family than unter-family. Why do men, upon making lots of money, drop their homely wives & children with her and go off with some gorgeous chick and have kids with her? Why do women leave their ‘inferior’ husbands for the ‘superior’ man who is either more handsome, more manly, more intelligent, and/or more wealthy? Even though people are born into tribes, their tribal feelings may be dissatisfied with a sense of inferiority. After all, what does it mean to be a Kazakh? By global standards, it means NOTHING. What does it mean to be a Peruvian? Or a Bangladeshi? Granted, people with feelings of tribal inferiority may exaggerate their sense of pride, but such outlandish displays betray signs of inadequacy. Puerto Ricans are a perfect example of this. They will not vote for independence from the US. 80% of them would rather live in the US than in Puerto Rico. They are total leeches and dependents on the US empire, but they try to mask their inferiority with National Pride Celebrations of Puerto Rican culture and history... which are what exactly? And look at all those Mexicans who left Mexico for the US but wave the Mexican flag. In a way, it’s proof of the resilience of Mexican tribalism but also a sign of inferiority complex and inadequacy compensation. After all, if Mexicans are so proud to be Mexican, why didn’t they stay in Mexico? Now, if Mexicans say they came to the US because gringos stole the SW territories from Mexico, then why don’t they limit their residence in those areas? But instead, they spread out all over the US to look for jobs and better conditions under gringo.
In contrast to Mexicans and Puerto Ricans, it seems Turks do have a genuine national identity and pride, BUT their flag-waving antics in the West do suggest a deep-seated sense of inferiority. They left Turkey and resettled in Western European nations, but they make a big noise about how they are so proud to be Turk. Still, at least the Turks do maintain some degree of national distinctness even as they move to other nations. In contrast, certain groups almost entirely drop their original tribalism like a hot potato or dead cat and take to the new uber-tribal identity, indeed like a person who converts from one faith to another. Even though identity and spirituality are different — identity is what you are by blood whereas spirituality is about what you are by heart — , identities too have been often mutable throughout history. Perhaps, becoming ‘American’ has been the biggest phenomenon of Identity-Conversion. It is different from being a mere member or citizen of the empire. Being a Roman citizen didn’t mean you were Roman. Being a member of the British Empire didn’t mean you were British. It meant you, as an African, Arab, or Hindu, were part of the empire dominated by Britons. You could take part in the empire and even greatly benefit from it, but you were still not British but a British subject. In contrast, becoming ‘American’ is about more than citizenship. It is about abandoning your identity of origin to be reborn as a 'new man' called ‘American’.
Now, with ‘multi-culturalism’, some might argue that immigrants can be both ‘American’ in the generic & ‘inclusive’ sense and culturally distinct in the sense of origin, but this does not pan out in practice. Actually, the spirit of multi-culturalism is to be found more in Europe because distinct identities still exist over there, making it more difficult to assimilate to native cultures are deeper in particularities of identity and history than anything in America. As such, newcomers are more likely to cling to their identity of origin as European identities are less mutable. In contrast, the ‘genericizing’ impact of Americanism has been such that even the founding stock of Americans no longer have any distinct identity, and besides, Anglo-Americanism at its core tended to be blander, for better and worse, than other cultures. (Indeed, that very blandness was part of the reason for greater progress as Anglos were less hampered by the burden of Heavy Culture.) When foreign peoples come to Europe, both sides embolden the other to be more cultural. Presence of foreigners makes Europeans feel more distinct, and particularities of European-ness makes newcomers cling to their cultures. Indeed, the arrival of non-Europeans is making many Europeans dig deeper into their roots and history for identity, not least because they can no longer take the survival of their culture for granted. But when peoples with distinct histories and culture come to America that no longer has any discernibly dominant narrative or culture, they take cues from established Americans to just become ‘good Americans’ or ‘cool Americans’. That ‘cool’ factor is crucial because immigrants generally don't assimilate to the new nation IF they regard it as inferior or ‘uncool’. For example, Chinese are far more likely to assimilate into Western-ism that they consider superior than to Southeast Asian cultures that they find to be inferior and ‘uncool’ even though Chinese are racially far closer to Southeast Asians than to whites. I don’t think people who move to Mexico are eager to become ‘Mexicans’. If anything, they regard Mexico as a mere way-station before they can ultimately make it to America to become ‘Americans’, which is a helluva ‘cooler’ than being a ‘Mexican’. Cool-Supremacism really counts for something in the pop-culture-drenched world.
But it’s also a matter of might, wealth, and power. Just like a woman in a poor family feels so much better to leave her husband and children and start a new life in a big mansion with a rich man and have kids with him, plenty of people are willing to run from their unter-tribes and join the uber-tribe of America. Due to the nature of ‘Americanism’, one could argue that it isn’t real tribalism and, if anything, is anti-tribalist. And yet, if we expand the concept of tribalism to mean a sense of belonging to a power-system, one could speak of a meta-, supra-, and inter-tribalism of America. It may not be organic or stable(much like the Soviet Union), but it is the greatest Power System to which so many people around the world are drawn. Just like athletes want to leave inferior teams and be recruited by superior teams with chance of winning the championship trophy, so many people want to leave their weaker & ‘inferior’ nations and be part of the Lone Superpower. That said, all such peoples find PC useful to mask their sense of inferiority and act of betrayal. Even though they ran from their own non-white kinds to be in a superior political and economic order created by whites, they spout PC to hide their shame of preference for whiteness and pretend that they came to the West to teach white people the important lessons of ‘diversity’(even though so many non-whites flee from nations filled with diversity to go live in white majority nations). In truth, they want to be part of ‘winner’ superpower America than be stuck in their ‘loser’ nations. Tribalism is about loyalty to one’s own kind, but it can also be about betrayal against one’s own ‘loser’ kind in favor of transferring loyalty to the ‘winner’ kind. This is especially true of women. Look at all those white women who dumped ‘loser’ white males and ran off with ‘winner’ Negroes and had children for them. Look at all those non-whites who came to the US and serve in the US military EVEN THOUGH the US kill bushels and bushels of their kind. Ideally, every tribe wants to be #1 and the best, just like every team wants to win the championship. But when one feels that one’s own tribe is hopeless and bound to always lose, there is a temptation to join the winning side and offer one’s services to it. There is organic tribalism of belonging and psychological tribalism by association. When all those white college kids root for black athletes, they are psychologically associating themselves with the winners. In contrast, when blacks root for black athletes, it is a tribalism of unity and belonging. Blacks think 'blacks win for black glory'. Psychological tribalism can be employed by everyone. Asians and Mexicans don't win in sports in the US, but by rooting for and psycho-associating themselves with the blacks of their local team, they too feel 'we won'. So, a Vietnamese guy in Detroit can root for the Pistons and feel 'we won' by association. Needless to say, psychological tribalism of association is delusional and even pathetic compared to tribalism of belonging. But so strong is the urge for people to feel connected with winners that they will psychologically associate themselves with the Winner Group despite lack of blood ties and the harm it maybe causing to one's own people. Notice how blacks cause tremendous harm to whites, but white retards go through the same cycle of cheering for 'our black team' as if their lives depended on it. A black guy can beat up a white guy and take his girl, but the white guy, come superbowl season, will be howling and cheering for blacks with whom he has psychologically associated himself.
Identifying with the Winner Tribe over one's own Loser Tribe begins with collaboration but can even lead to assimilation, especially if the ‘loser’ side and ‘winner’ side are racially similar. Granted, a truer kind of tribalism is where one sticks to one’s own kind, win or lose. Such a person finds value in his tribe and identity for their own sake. Jews were the biggest practitioners of this kind of tribalism, and they were able to do so because of the power of the Covenant. Though surrounded by far mightier powers on all sides in the Ancient World, Jews believed that (1) the one and only God was on their side and (2) every Jew, from rich to poor, was blessed with this Covenant. The Covenant made Jews feel as winners even in their defeat because they had the blessing of the one and only true God. Such a mindset was able to stave off the temptation of surrendering one’s own ‘loser’ identity in favor of the ‘winner’ identity. This is why Jews were different among the various groups in the US. Many Jews arrived with just shirt on their backs like other immigrant groups. But if others, in great awe of Anglo-Americanism, were eager to give up their own puny identities and become out-sized winner ‘Americans’, such outcome wasn’t enough for Jews. Even as Jews did become Americanized, they felt a strong need to be Jewish first and American second and then gain control of the American ship and steer it toward blessing, favoring, and serving Judeo-centric interests.
Anyway, let us return to the original topic as to what force can be more potent than tribalism, at least in the short-term. After all, if tribalism is the most powerful force, why couldn’t Russian tribalism suppress radical communism? Granted, in the long-term, Russian tribalism reasserted itself and ‘nationalized’ communism and then outlasted communism, but for several decades, the radical ideology of Bolshevism swept across Russia like a wildfire. In a moral-spiritualized culture such as the West, people feel most justified and superior with holier-than-thou emotions.
The need to virtue-vape may be most pronounced among whites in the current year because they’ve been denied tribal worth. In contrast, Jews and blacks have the most potent combination of tribal nobility and moral sanctity. Because their identities have been stamped with ‘noble victimhood’, their "We are" is synoymous with "We are right". Just by being a Jew, you’re a member of the Holy Holocaust Club. Just by being black, you’re a member of the Slavery Cruise or (Jim)Crow Crew. For most other non-white groups, their identity is neither noble or ignoble but neutral. Still, they can score some pokemon points by constantly attacking whites for ‘racism’, ‘antisemitism’, ‘patriarchy’, and ‘homophobia’(which is rather odd since the white world has done most to advance PC). In contrast, white identity is not only unholy but lacking in neutral value. It is tainted and diseased with all sorts of nasty -isms, which really sound like a bunch of -itises or disease. When whites are accused of ‘racism’ or ‘antisemitism’, it’s almost as if they’re infected with diseases of racistitis or antisemititis. Indeed, discussions of ‘antisemitism’ often characterize whites(and some Muslims and blacks) as ‘infected’ with ‘delusions’ and other ‘mental disorders’, as if it's entirely a virus-infested hallucination that Jews have lots of money and pull strings to further Judeo-centric interests. (Palestinians must have been suffering from a mad-fever all along that Nakba happened.) Because whites cannot rely on identity for moral credit or even moral neutrality, they must make an extra effort to come across as GOOD people. Imagine three people at sea. Jewish guy’s identity is a life-jacket. Even without moving his limbs, he remains easily afloat. Not needing to swim constantly to stay afloat, he can just berate and mock others. Next, imagine a Mexican. His identity is like a shirt on his back. It doesn’t do anything to keep him afloat. So, he has to tread his arms and legs regularly to remain afloat. Now, imagine white guy whose identity is extra weight anchored to one of his legs. The weight keeps pulling him down, so he has to make an extra effort to keep his head above water. As his identity is an hindrance to his being, he must try extra-hard to prove his worth.
Then, one can understand why some of the most deranged TOM(the outrage mob)types are white. TOMs cannot rest on the laurel of favored/ennoble identity. If anything, they’ve been told from cradle that their identity is tainted and soiled by historical crimes, especially against Magical Negroes and Wonderful Jews. So, it’s not enough for them to be reasonably good(especially in regards to Jews and blacks). They must go out of their way to show that they’ve been redeemed and saved. It’s sink or swim for whites. But then, such whites have found out that their virtue-virulence actually feels good. It gives them a high like a drug. Also, if they are ugly, unattractive, or uncool — and not having fun with the cool kids — and missing out on the pleasures of life, they can feel pleasure from hits of virtue-vaping. They get high on Cuckaine. Those who can’t get off on physical narcissism get off on moral narcissism. This is why Rock concert and Evangelical services have something in common. The partying people at Rock concerts get off on 'cool' fun, and ecstatic people at church raptures get off on feeling holier-than-thou and ‘saved’. Or, if you’re not invited to a house party, join a political party. If you can’t afford a cruise, join the crusade. It’s not surprising why so many of the most vociferous TOM types tend to be physically ugly, gross, or unpleasant. They are the kind who are unlikely to attract members of the opposite sex. Many of them have personality problems. They aren’t athletic, and of course, few people have creative talent.
Now, there are plenty of people who count as ‘losers’ and just go on with their lives. But certain ‘losers’ have narcissistic personalities even though they have nothing to be narcissistic about. It’s like some guys think they’re gals and some gals think they are guys EVEN THOUGH men are really men and women are really women. Some narcissists-without-anything-to-be-narcissistic-about(sort of like being poor-but-feeling-rich) just lose themselves in delusion and pretend they are hot stuff. Lena Dunham was maybe the most famous case of this personality type in recent years. A homely Miss Piggy lookalike, she nevertheless pretended to be some hot stuff and was indulged by the media. And there are people who look even worse but just can’t get enough of themselves. This seems especially true of fat trannies like Divine. On some level, they really seem to think they got sex appeal even though they look utterly ludicrous and laughable. Behind the camp is the desire to be champ.
In contrast, there are many ‘loser’ types with narcissistic complex who really know they aren’t cool and never will be. But their narcissism still drives them to be 'somebody', and the EASIEST and QUICKEST way is to feel self-righteous and holier-than-thou about moral crusade. So, they adopt a sense of outrage about some 'great' wrong in the world and cop an attitude that they are oh-so-very angry and care so very much(more than rest of mankind). To an extent, TOM behavior is like athletics for SJW-NPC ‘losers’. Even though PC has spread the culture of ‘moral outrage’ and ideological purity-spiraling far and wide — everyone picks up some PC signals from TV shows and public education, and there are plenty of attractive and successful people who virtue-signal too, though more for status than anything else — , the most extreme and committed types tend to be ‘losers’ who need The Outrage to compensate for the lack of anything happening in their lives. Now, some of these ‘loser’ types can actually gain success if they have talent and work ethic. Certain successful figures in the Rock scene would likely have been nasty SJW types if not for the talent. Though I’ve no use for Kurt Cobain, he seems to have been a classic neurotic ‘loser’ type who shot to stardom because he had a natural knack for music. But because of their ‘core’ angry-loser personalities, even their success never makes them really feel like winners. The chip never goes away from their shoulders because, minus their special talent, they were socially destined to be unattractive losers burdened with narcissistic complex. Perhaps it explains why Kurt Cobain ended up as he did. Despite all the success and wealth, his essential being was that of the angry loser who never got the love that he craved. Even when he finally got the love, it wasn’t on his own terms. People loved him as a glamorous Rock Star than an angry & wounded soul, a victim of cosmic injustice.
Anyway, we shouldn’t underestimate the power of righteousness, especially self-righteousness. While it has a shorter life-span than tribalism(and especially deep tribalism that is often in a state of hibernation in a world where individual pursuit of happiness dominates the moment), it burns brighter and can burn a lot of things while it’s hot. It’s like what Eldon Tyrell says in BLADE RUNNER: "The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long."
The radical fire of communism didn’t last a century, but the conflagration was unstoppable for a time in certain parts of the world where hearts and minds were lit. It’s like youth comes and goes all too fast, but it is the most exciting time of one’s life because it is time of energy, dreams, and ideals. Even as people grow older and realize much of the foolishness of their younger days, they remember how exciting it had once been. This is why tribalists shouldn’t rest on the laurels of tribalism as the default position of humanity. While tribalism may win in the long run over idealism(often fanciful or delusional), the sheer fury of the righteous vision may alter society SO MUCH that the original tribalism becomes difficult to regain or restore. This is especially true if the righteous ideas goes about transforming the demographic character of a nation. Suppose Nation A undergoes the radical-righteous assault of communism while Nation B undergoes the radical-righteous assault of globalist multi-culturalism. Both communism and multi-culturalism wage war on traditional tribalism, but the impacts could be profoundly different. Eventually, once communism fails and is discarded, Nation A still exists as a people and culture to restore traditional tribalism. Communism may have wrecked the economy and repressed lots of people, but it didn’t replace the native folk and culture.
In contrast, multi-culturalism and Diversity-mania, as radical-righteous crusades, do go about demographically transforming the nation. So, when the righteous radicalism of multi-culturalism finally dies down in and the native folks realize what a dumb idea it’d been, the sad fact is Nation B’s tradition and tribe can never again be reconstituted. Some radical ideas pass like the wind. It does a lot of damage, but the things of the land remain. But some radical ideas have the effect of a massive mudslide. It uproots and washes away the very things of the land. Communism was like a terrible hurricane that passed without destroying the core foundations of the nation. It led to much ideological madness and killed a lot of people, but when it was over, Russians still had Russia, Chinese still had China, Poles still had Poland, Hungarians still had Hungary, Vietnamese still had Vietnam, and etc. In contrast, globalist mass-immigration and multi-culturalism are like a massive flood or tsunami that is wiping away the very demographic and cultural foundations of nations. The most threatened are Western European nations, but the danger is spreading all around the world.
Then, why are so many white people obsessed with Diversity and Multi-Culturalism? We need to understand that ideology is something more than use of political reason or a logical discourse about politics and the world. Rather, it is an impassioned, fanatical, and/or dogmatic commitment to a system of ideas as quasi-sacred, infallible, and finalizing. Ideology lends the impression of being the ultimate destination of all threads of history, morality, and progress. It is regarded as the Answer following the = sign after a lengthy, difficult, and complicated formula. Marxism wasn’t presented as just another idea or proposal. Rather, the idea was that Marx had figured it all out. He had peered into the hidden heart, mind, and gut of history and drew out the secret of what really animates human affairs. And based on that understanding, Marx offered his solutions. As such, Marxists weren’t merely economists with a socialist bent but more like the Christian apostles who, blessed with the Truth, were determined to change the world. Ideology is the product of thought, and it does invite further theorizing, but, more than anything, it demands adherence, commitment, and fanaticism. Ideology isn’t merely a hypothesis or theory but something that presents itself as the final solution. So, while its adherents can tinker with it, they are expected to fully accept its core tenets. It’s like there has been many sects of Christianity, but all Christians must believe in the One God and Jesus as His Son, the Messiah. Anyone who rejects the core canon of Christian theology cannot be a real Christian. Likewise, while Marxists might reject or reform aspects of Marxism, they must accept the idea that economics and class struggle are the most fundamental agents of history IF they are to be good Marxists.
Such emotions often seem ugly to outsiders, but they feel so good to the true believer. As far as they are concerned, they are BLESSED whereas non-believers are either pitifully benighted or blasphemous(and cursed). Amy Harmon of the New York Times is one vile bitch who peddles PC truisms and piles abuse upon those with minds many times greater than hers, BUT she feels so good with her PC self-righteous supremacism. Oh, don’t you know, she is so good, so very good, so signal-zealous with virtue, so holier-than-you-or-me. Who cares about facts that might be ‘racist’ and ‘hateful’ when the Truth is on her side? But, how can her ideology said to be the Truth when it overlooks so many facts and sidesteps intellectual integrity? Because ideology says the Truth is more about how the world should be than how it is. Utopianism may be delusional but is the dream of 'good people', whereas 'bad people' are content with or cling to grim 'fallen' reality. Just like people prefer movie reality to real-reality, ideologues prefer world-as-it-should-be to world-as-it-is. This is why leftist-dreamer Oliver Stone has been starstruck with John F. Kennedy as Mr. Camelot, though with NIXON, his crypto-conservative side admitted that Tricky Dick was closer to what America really is.
But then, what if ‘good people’ pore over inconvenient facts and come to the correct conclusion? In that case, they too are suddenly denounced as ‘bad people’ for deviating from the Party Line. Or, if they want to save their reputation, they will state the facts as facts but, at the end of the day, still draw a conclusion that is consonant with PC. It’d be like Galileo laying out all his calculations that prove that Earth revolves around the Sun, but then saying that Sun revolves around the Earth just the same. That’s how people like David Reich play the game.
Even though ideological dogmatism can come across as off-putting, virulent, and crazy to neutral observers, it also has a certain appeal. After all, ideology isn’t merely about extremism or fanaticism for its own sake. There are people with extreme eating or video-gaming habits, but they don't win respect. (On the other hand, the extreme zeal of getting more tattoos does seem to draw positive attention in our deranged age. It's like how some primitive cultures measure worth by how many scars or bones-through-noses someone has. At least the primitives could be forgiven for their ignorance and savagery, but what is the excuse of advanced cultures?) Then how can ideological extremism be appealing? Because ideology can be about extreme self-righteousness and moral purity. Given that so many people lead compromised lives, there is a certain envy for those who seem pure and courageous of heart. After all, that is Christianity’s very appeal, the idea that Jesus never compromised and never ran from His challenges, stuck to His principles, and faced torture & death as ordained by the will of God. All Christians know they are far from perfect and, for that reason, greatly admire and revere Jesus Christ, the Man who played his strings out to the end. While ideological extremists often come across as nasty, difficult, and insufferable — even to members of the shared ideology — , there is always a grudging respect for and even envy of the purist and fanatic for his devotion, commitment, and courage. Granted, there is a sigh of relief when such a figure dies because people prefer purists as myths than as men. Take Che Guvera, a purist Marxist-Leninist who was willing to put his life on the line to spread communism all throughout Latin America. When he was alive, Fidel Castro and others felt very nervous about his aggressive and strident rhetoric and call to action. The more pragmatic elements of Revolutionary Cuba didn’t want to jeopardize their order and movement by going all in and risking the full wrath of America. And yet, they had to admit Che had the guts and balls to charge into the dragon’s lair. When he died in Bolivia and went from Man to Myth, Cuban leaders were relieved because the late Che would be more effective as propaganda and no longer dangerous as a hothead. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, he called for all-out nuclear war.
While their commitment to a certain cause could be sincere and genuine, one of the main attractions of ideological crusades is the sense that one is part of a great, glorious, and shining movement. These days, it doesn’t even have to be all that ideological as, indeed, much of PC emphasizes ‘idology’(idolatry, especially of the Holy Three of Jews, Homos, and Negroes, as substitute for ideology) more than anything. As so many young people were raised with quasi-sacred idols and relics associated with the Holy Three, their emotions are saturated with sanctimonious vibes about Wise Jews, Magic Negroes, and Holy Homos. So, if PC says ‘white supremacists’ dare to blaspheme the sacred iconography of the Holy Three, idiotic PC self-righteous supremacists get awful ‘triggered’. Jefferson Lee’s tweets hit pretty close to the mark as to why so people are the way they are. Most people are unthinking NPC’s whose psycho-politics of (self)righteous outrage has been instilled by elite forces of media, academic, and state power. It is then no wonder that so many white Americans are such clumps of clay molded by Jewish hands that control most of the institutions and outlets. (Jewish culture of self-righteous supremacism is beginning to split apart. When the US was less diverse, Jewish identification with Zionism was sufficient grounds for self-righteousness as Israel was regarded as a necessary haven for Jews who survived the Shoah. But in a more diverse America where BDS has become a thing and with a more stridently right-wing Israel so closely allied with the GOP, many libby-dib Jews are beginning to feel that their only way to sustain self-righteous supremacism is to abandon Israel and side with POC. How far this will go is uncertain at the moment.)
Anyway, we should never rest on the laurels of tribalism on grounds that it is ‘natural’ and will always prevail. It is natural to some extent but so are the emotions of righteousness. And in a way, we need righteousness because we wouldn’t have morality, ethics, rules, principles, and laws without it. We are not just about existence like plankton or bacteria. We are not just about might-is-right for that is the rule of thugs and gangsters. With the power of reason and sense of fairness, we want to do the right thing. It feels good to be righteous, virtuous, and moral(though, there is also a natural side of us that takes delight in being edgy, daring, and nihilistic; our culture of ‘cool’ tends to favor amorality or even immorality over 'square' morality).
But, we need to ask if our sense of righteousness was arrived at by good sense, reason, and a true set of priorities. After all, righteousness that threatens existence cannot be good except in cases where one sacrifices one’s individual self for the survival of the community as a whole. If one’s righteousness brings about the destruction and demise of one’s own community, it cannot be good under any circumstances. In the Current West, so many whites think there is nothing more virtuous than supporting policies that are sure to lead to White Demise and think there is nothing more evil than the desire of white nations to maintain their racial, cultural, and territorial integrity. How did whites become so doggedly righteous about self-destruction as moral urgency? To understand that, whites must ask the question, "What people have the power, what are their interests & attitudes, how do they look upon my people(as fellow humans or as puppets/dogs/cattle), and how are they using elite institutions to manipulate us? Never trust the power. Never obey the power mindlessly. Always try to understand who has the power, how they feel about your people, and what they are doing and why.
Even though a wing of PC arose from Critical Theory, its overall effect has been to shut down critical thought. Critical Theory doesn’t say that individuals, as free thinkers, should look upon all things with critical gaze and cautious skepticism. Critical Theory is not an individual pursuit but an institutional agenda. It is about a handful of intellectuals gaining control of elite institutions, deciding & decreeing WHAT should be ‘critiqued’ & ‘deconstructed’ in support of WHAT agenda(decided mostly by Jewish esoteric-supremacists), and compulsively guiding & nudging the students & followers to think in a certain way. It should really be called Collective Theory. Critical Theory will NOT tolerate those who use its ‘deconstructive’ methods of critique on Critical Theory itself or on Jewish Power. In this, it is different from the Anglo liberal tradition of skepticism and empiricism that favors, above all, the rational individual’s right to formulate his own questions and pursue his own queries. Most commissars of Critical Theory in colleges never had an original thought or observation in their life. Rather, from day one, they were handed WHAT to believe, WHAT to hate, WHAT to pursue, and WHAT to serve. Critical Theorists, especially non-Jewish ones, are hardly more than blood hounds given a scent to track. They are unable to deviate from the scent presented to them, especially by Jewish Power. So, despite all their learning and intellectual ‘sophistication’, it all comes down to promulgating the same old same old trite cliches about ‘racism’, ‘sexism’, ‘homophobia’, ‘antisemitism’, ‘white privilege’, ‘white supremacism’, ‘patriarchy’, and the usual suspects of 'thought crimes'. Those were the scents given to these hound dogs to track with fanatical single-mindedness.
Critical Theory could also be called Critical Decree. It is especially effective as a supremacist tool because the supremacist power or the wanna-be-supremacist power(which now happens to be Jewish) directs the intellectual, journalistic, and political class to pour all their energies and rhetoric into exposing and denouncing the alleged ‘supremacism’ of OTHER groups. By making so many fools in academia, media, government, and activist groups feel oh-so-very-self-righteous about opposing and denouncing ‘white privilege’ or ‘white supremacism’, Jewish Supremacists successful divert so many people from the fact of Jewish Supremacist Rule of America. Jews invoke ‘antisemitism’ to shut people down and simply will not tolerate anyone to ‘deconstruct’ the notion of ‘antisemitism’. Jews had to destroy Joe Sobran who said antisemitism is less about people hating Jews than about Jews hating certain peoples. Whomever Jews hate are deemed as ‘anti-Semites’.