Message from CarletonJ in Literature Club #tir


2017-12-28 17:20:15 UTC  

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2017-12-28 17:20:39 UTC  

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2017-12-28 17:22:14 UTC  

That’s an essay from Gregory Hood’s Waking up From the American Dream. This particular essay, as I was saying in <#393251613839589405> is a good one to turn normie-cons. It’s also a good one to draw arguments from in order to defend your positions

2017-12-29 00:06:10 UTC  

*"Millions have begun to feel like strangers in their own land. They recoil from a popular culture that is saturated with raw sex and trumpets hedonistic values. They see old holidays disappear and old heroes degraded. They see the art and artifacts of a glorious past removed from their museums and replaced by the depressing, the ugly, the abstract, the anti-American. They watch as books they cherished disappear from the schools they attended, to be replaced by authors and titles they never heard of. The moral code that they were raised to live by has been overthrown. The culture they grew up with is dying inside the country they grew up in."* - Patrick J. Buchanan (Death of the West)

2017-12-29 17:49:36 UTC  

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2017-12-29 17:49:47 UTC  

H L Mencken was woke.

2017-12-30 03:56:21 UTC  

^ that couldn't be more true. I get upset at how much money we spend to help black people in America. I think we'd all be much better off if we dedicated our resources to people who have a much higher likelihood of success. We'd 1) spend less and 2) get a larger return on our (relatively small) investment. That is a win for everyone, especially tax payers. With the money we save we could spend it on so many more useful things or just pay down the $20 trillion in debt we owe

2017-12-30 03:57:51 UTC  

@DeusVolk what book is that from?

2017-12-30 03:59:27 UTC  

@Zyzz Men versus the Man: A Correspondence between Robert Rives La Monte, Socialist, and H.L. Mencken, Individualist [1910], p. 116

2017-12-30 04:01:11 UTC  

I was just casually looking up Mencken since he's one of the more interesting Nietzschean scholars and I had no idea he was so based. I'll have to pick up some of his works. He was more of a journalist and cultural critic so I hadn't considered looking into what he'd written until now.

2017-12-30 04:05:26 UTC  

*"Geographic expansion (which placed us in new environments) and cultural innovation both changed the selective pressures humans experienced. The payoff of many traits changed, and so did optimal life strategy. For example, when humans hunted big game 100,000 years ago, they relied on close-in attacks with thrusting spears. Such attacks were highly dangerous and physically taxing, so in those days, hunters had to be heavily muscled and have thick bones. That kind of body had its disadvantages-if nothing else, it required more food-but on the whole, it was the best solution in that situation. But new weapons like the atlatl (a spearthrower) and the bow effectively stored muscle-generated energy, which meant that hunters could kill big game without big biceps and robust skeletons. Once that happened, lightly built people, who were better runners and did not need as much food, became competitively superior. A heavy build was yesterday’s solution: expensive, but no longer necessary. The Bushmen of southern Africa lived as hunter-gatherers until very recently, hunting game with bows and poisoned arrows for thousands of years in that region. They are a small, tough, lean people, less than five feet tall. It seems likely that the tools made the man-the bow begat the Bushmen.*"

-10,000 Year Explosion

2017-12-30 06:00:16 UTC  

A young person's only problem is to grow into an adult. The rest is nonsense, and those concered with serious matters ought to focus on the problem of taking a stance vis a vis our society and civilisation as a whole, in the name of a true, radical, reconstructive revolution.

-Julius Evola *A Handbook For Right-Wing Youth*

2017-12-30 06:06:47 UTC  

@MrDefault Would you recommend buying that book? It's cheap.

2017-12-30 06:08:30 UTC  

@Jacob It is rather dense but overall it is rather great. A lot of great insight into various topics. The one he spends the most time on his talking about the mind of the antifa of his day.

2017-12-30 06:13:23 UTC  

Finally started reading a lil of The Poetic Edda lastnight. Actually decided to try my hand at doing 1 personal reading of 1st verse video,just to see what others think. Have been trying to upload all night with constant problems,so i dont know.. anyways really enjoying it.
And have "Why We Fight" on the stack to read next. Need to go back and start over White Identity too. Was reading e version of Culture of Critique but was getting too draining after awhile so may come back to again later.. Enjoying the Edda though for now

2017-12-30 07:02:44 UTC  

It finally uploaded correctly,only after 4 attempts, ugh.. but yeah it Worked!

2017-12-30 07:36:48 UTC  

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2017-12-30 07:37:10 UTC  

Some good talking points

2017-12-30 07:45:33 UTC  

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2017-12-30 07:45:39 UTC  

WTF...

2017-12-30 18:20:13 UTC  

I know we'll be discussing this, and I have a bunch more quotes saved for that discussion, but this quote taken from Why We Fight by Guillaume Faye, is just incredible.

[pg. 29] *"The worst wars are the undeclared ones. They break out quietly, like an uneasy breeze, and are the harshest, most deadly.

Europe today faces the greatest danger in her history, a danger threatening the very existence of her civilisation. For she is at war and doesn’t even know it. She may sense the danger, but refuses to see it, burying her head in the sand, like the ostrich, hoping to conjure it away.

We Europeans are rapidly and massively being occupied and colonised by peoples from the South and by Islam. We are subject to America’s economic, strategic, and cultural New World Order. The two march hand in hand. We are emasculated by ideologies of decline and by those of a facile optimism, we are menaced by a regression of culture and education toward primitivism and by the faint simulation of prosperity.

Europe is the sick man of the world. It’s obvious in her demographic decline, in her physiological devirilisation, and in the reigning ideology of ethnomasochism, imposed by politically correct censors and the controlled media. We are gnawed at from within and attacked from without. We are set upon by assailants, occupiers, and collaborators, who make up the majority of the political, media, and intellectual classes, whether of the Right or the Left. The people have yet to see it because their shopping carts are still full. And though everyone may secretly suspect that the war has begun, the majority denies it, because for the moment no one has the courage to fight it. For the moment. . ."*

2017-12-30 20:27:47 UTC  

Yeah I really liked that the first chapter started with that. A very clear articulation of nebulous problems we’re Facing.

2017-12-30 20:28:57 UTC  

now we need a book that tells us 'how to awaken the boomer/bugman/cat lady/garden variety leftie/cuckservative'

2017-12-30 20:43:40 UTC  

Lol

2017-12-30 21:04:02 UTC  

@Tron Just read that essay. Awesome.

2017-12-30 23:53:33 UTC  

@John O - Glad you liked it

2018-01-01 02:53:49 UTC  

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2018-01-01 02:54:06 UTC  

Interesting

2018-01-02 22:43:22 UTC  

omg Democrats are the real racists!!

2018-01-02 22:44:49 UTC  

Are they white? Red pill then

2018-01-02 22:45:04 UTC  

Driving sorry it’s hard to type and drive red pill them

2018-01-02 22:46:47 UTC  

Don't text and drive brother, the last thing we need is to endanger ourselves on the road. We're few enough as it is and each of us are valuable

2018-01-02 22:48:22 UTC  

I only talk to Siri’s bitch ass while driving. However, I am in New York City so I don’t know if you would call Dash driving, it’s more like sitting here.

2018-01-02 22:48:29 UTC  

This

2018-01-02 22:49:19 UTC  

Hahaha true enough

2018-01-02 23:33:06 UTC  

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2018-01-02 23:33:11 UTC  

wow

2018-01-02 23:38:30 UTC  

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2018-01-02 23:52:36 UTC  

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2018-01-04 00:12:16 UTC  

But Western men are expected to act like fools.

They have abandoned their social identities, and therefore have no social orientation in the world. Or, rather, they are oriented against orientation. The only thing they stand against is identity. Identity is everything, so essentially they’ve become the champions of nothingness.

Good, modern, civilized white men stand for nothing, so as the saying goes, they’ll fall for anything.
And they’ve been so easily manipulated.

Good, modern, civilized Western white men are so easily cowed by charges of bias and privilege that they work tirelessly to outdo each other with social displays of moral universalism — by cucking themselves in every way imaginable.

-Jack Donovan, Becoming a Barbarian

2018-01-04 00:16:14 UTC  

the passages that come after that are also really good