I like the hats. That's all I can say for sure.
There are many contentious issues that divide the dissident Right. As noted in previous episodes, the hard Left don’t have this problem. You had better march in lockstep over every issue or, to quote the great Wild Billy Childish, you’re out the band, sunshine.
As I find myself to some extent ideologically allied with this very same dissident Right, and I am an aficionado of self-auditing, as also recently noted, I regularly run through the topics and issues on which I have shifted my opinion, or concerning which I am confused and undecided.
Abortion is one. I have had all sorts of wild and swerving viewpoints on this one. Clear the House of Commons of male MPs during abortion votes. Abortion on the NHS fine. Abortion on the NHS not fine. Abortion as free choice, except for rape-induced conception. Abortion as compulsory for the criminal classes. Yep, I have been round the houses. Now I am pro-life. This is partly because I knew someone who lost twins in the womb, and who wanted them very much, and partly because, when I see the faces and hear the verbiage of the pro-choice crowd, I instinctively know where I stand. I also believe more in life now, as my own begins to enter a – hopefully long but not too long – dusk before evening.
The death penalty is another knotty problem on which I have flipped and flopped like a grounded salmon. I used to wish very much to see some young bitch’s bastard climbing the gallows steps, guilty of a senseless murder somewhere in south London, whining for his mother and soiling his dignity pants as the shadow of the noose fell on his tear-stained face. But I didn’t believe in the death penalty because maniacs like me should not be making policy.
Now, again, I have changed my tune. There are some vicious murderers and terrorists behind bars. They cost a fortune to keep, and Europe is already beyond broke. So kill them. The death penalty will, of course, only deter the non-Muslim. Mohammedans are metaphysically equipped for death, much like the Japanese kamikaze or their rather more ancient countrymen the samurai, who began every day by saying that this would be the day that they die, and that it was a good day to do so. Cheery place, Japan, I should imagine.
Muslims, however, of the massacring variety, do not fear death and indeed invite that gloomiest of chums, because they are convinced they will become become martyrs, and doubtless their martyrdom will create more of the same. But a ground war on European turf is profoundly to be wished for, as it will both hasten the coming financial overload, and show Islam that the West will fight back despite the wishes of its elites. But we are getting off the point. Bring back the hangman’s noose and its traditional thirteen wraps, say I.
Julian Assange, now an Ecuadorian, is someone else I scratch my head over. Is he a hero or a traitor? Do we need full disclosure of what allied governments get up to, or do we need the Platonic noble myths of the Republic kept in place? When I come up with an answer, I will be sure and let you know.
Other areas which divide the Alt. Right and the dissident Right I am clear on concerning where my opinions lie. Homosexuality, for example.
What the fucking hell is the problem with gay marriage? What the hell is the problem with gays in general, with homosexuality in general? There is an almost atavistic detestation among some in the Alt. Right concerning homosexuality. Know what it makes you sound like, boys? It makes you sound like Muslims. It makes you sound like blacks. Because I will tell you something. I have been in enough English pubs, and talked to enough white working-class men, to know that, while it might be the occasion for a bit of a snigger, they are not, on the whole anti-gay. You need Mohammedans or schwartzes for that type of genuine nastiness. I have actually witnessed far more of what is termed ‘homophobia’ among young British women than men. A lot of women really don’t like gays. Perhaps their sexual egos can’t take the lack of worship.
I don’t, however, believe that homosexuality should be trumpeted and promoted in schools, because the stakes are high, and the stakes are high because the stakes are children. Transgenderism, the latest perverted wickedness to spring from the warped minds of the Progressive Left, is an entirely different matter. Transgender people are either mentally ill or degenerates or both. To foist that on young minds who should be learning real topics in inexcusable and unforgiveable.
So, despite the fact that I am a news junkie and have the critical apparatus you would expect a PhD in philosophy to bequeath you, there are areas of modern culture concerning which I simply do not know where I stand.
One such is Jewry.
Are we supposed to praise Israel as a beacon of democracy in a desert of tribal resentments, or condemn it as an oppressive regime? Again, I only have to look at the SJW types – as well as some stupid old bitch I used to work for – with the ‘Free Palestine’ badges to know where I stand. Supporting the ‘oppressed’ Palestinians – not too oppressed to rain rockets on Tel Aviv – is a convenient way to be anti-Semitic without anyone noticing too much.
But what of the non-Israeli Jew? The Jewish hold on entertainment and the media undoubtedly is pernicious, and the Machiavellian machinations – try saying that fast – of Jews such as George Soros actively endangers their European co-religionists. With Jewish backing for untrammeled Muslim immigration, European Jews are under attack as they have been since, to quote Harold Shand in The Long Good Friday, Hitler stuck a swastika on his jock-strap. They are fleeing France in record numbers, presumably to exercise Israel’s right of return. There is ample evidence that some high-ranking Jews are prepared to throw their fellows under the Muslim bus.
The Alt. Right, in part, are very anti-Semitic. I’m not talking about cartoon pundits like Andrew Anglin, whose constant use of various colourful epithets begins to become wearisome. There is a deep-seated anti-Jew rhetoric in play. I’m not being critical. I believe in free speech, and I believe that anyone can say what they want about anyone or any group, racial, religious or otherwise. Just don’t go out and hit them with a bat.
Leftist anti-Semitism, though, is far more interesting than the often reasoned arguments of the Right against Jewry. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party seems a hotbed of Jew hatred, but that seems explainable by his adoration of all things Islamic.
Whatever the elites are up to, and I have always believed that uncontrolled Muslim immigration is a well-thought-out ploy rather than stupidity or misplaced kindness, I wonder if they will be able to ride the tiger once Muslims become majorities, as they are becoming in many European enclaves. They may not fully appreciate the extent of Jew-hatred among Muslims, possibly because of their new-Rousseauist ideal images of Muslims. And what if the Jews fight back? If there are any would-be Stern gangs lurking in Europe, they might soon emerge and fight a proxy war with Europe as the neutral venue.
So, for me, the Jewish question is still very much a question. I know where I stand on Islam. On Jewry, I see through a glass darkly.