Moralism and Moral Arguments in the War for Western Survival, Part 2

Kevin MacDonald


Part 1.

Moral Indictments of the West as Characteristic of Jewish Intellectual Movements

Here I want to stress one aspect of my book The Culture of Critique. It’s no accident then that all of the intellectual and political movements discussed in the Culture of Critique were moral indictments if the West. These Jewish intellectuals understood how to appeal to Westerners. They knew what buttons to push. Together these movements comprise the intellectual and political left in this century, and they are the direct intellectual ancestors of current leftist intellectual and political movements, particularly postmodernism and multiculturalism. From Chapter 6 of The Culture of Critique (p. 213–214).

Collectively, these movements have called into question the fundamental moral, political, and economic foundations of Western society. A critical feature of these movements is that they have been, at least in the United States, top-down movements in the sense that they were originated and dominated by members of a highly intelligent and highly educated group. These movements have been advocated with great intellectual passion and moral fervor and with a very high level of theoretical sophistication. Each movement promised its own often overlapping and complementary version of utopia: a society composed of people with the same biological potential for accomplishment and able to be easily molded by culture into ideal citizens as imagined by a morally and intellectually superior elite [Boas and the war on IQ and behavior genetics]; a classless society in which there would be no conflicts of interest and people would altruistically work for the good of the group [communism, socialism]; a society in which people would be free of neuroses and aggression toward outgroups and in tune with their biological urges [psychoanalysis]; a multicultural paradise in which different racial and ethnic groups would live in harmony and cooperation [the Frankfurt School]—a utopian dream that also occupies center stage in the discussion of Jewish involvement in shaping U.S. immigration policy in Chapter 7. Each of these utopias is profoundly problematic from an evolutionary perspective, a theme that will be returned to in Chapter 8.

The originators of these movements were all vitally concerned with anti-Semitism, and all of the utopias envisioned by these intellectual and political movements would end anti-Semitism while allowing for Jewish group continuity. A generation of Jewish radicals looked to the Soviet Union as an idyllic place where Jews could rise to positions of preeminence and where anti-Semitism was officially outlawed while Jewish national life flourished. The psychoanalytic movement and the Frankfurt School looked forward to the day when gentiles would be inoculated against anti-Semitism by a clinical priesthood that could heal the personal inadequacies and the frustrations at loss of status that gentiles murderously projected onto the Jews. And the Boasians and the Frankfurt School and their descendants would prevent the development of anti-Semitic ideologies of majoritarian ethnocentrism.

A palpable sense of intellectual and moral superiority of those participating in these movements is another characteristic feature. This sense of intellectual superiority and hostility to gentiles and their culture was a recurrent theme of the leftist movements discussed in Chapter 3. I have also documented a profound sense of intellectual superiority and estrangement from gentile culture that characterized not only Freud but also the entire psychoanalytic movement. The sense of superiority on the part of a “self-constituted cultural vanguard” (Lasch 1991, 453–455) of Jewish intellectuals toward lower-middle-class mores and attitudes was a theme of Chapter 5. [This was a prominent theme really of the Trump victory.]

Regarding moral superiority, the central pose of post-Enlightenment Jewish intellectuals is a sense that Judaism represents a moral beacon to the rest of humanity (SAID, Ch. 7). These movements thus constitute concrete examples of the ancient and recurrent Jewish self-conceptualization as a “a light of the nations,” reviewed extensively in SAID (Ch. 7). Moral indictments of their opponents are a prominent theme in the writings of political radicals and those opposing biological perspectives on individual and group differences in IQ. A sense of moral superiority was also prevalent in the psychoanalytic movement, and we have seen that the Frankfurt School developed a moral perspective in which the existence of Judaism was viewed as an a priori moral absolute and in which social science was to be judged by moral criteria.

The “Holier than Thou” Phenomenon and the Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Anonymity

I think part of the dynamic pushing things right now is that there is a “holier than thou” phenomenon that often characterizes political and religious movements of all stripes. Strongly religious people compete with each other to be most virtuous in their local church. On the left, we see vegan fanatics shunning vegans who even talk to people who eat meat or eat in restaurants where meat is served — even family members. I am sure there is a dynamic within antifa groups where people who are do not condone violence or are unwilling to crack heads themselves are ostracized or at least have much less status.

This is also true on the Alt Right. People often vilify me for not coming down squarely on the side of Holocaust revisionism. And I don’t have swastikas on my page, nor do I tweet pictures of Jews going to ovens, or advocate National Socialism.

I think quite a bit of this, on both the left and on the right, has to do with anonymity made possible by the internet, but is especially true on the right given the moral opprobrium we are subjected to. I have found that as editor of TOO it is not unusual for me to have to tone down articles from people who use pen names. And there are some who may well have felt that there will be no consequences for them personally if they engage in Roman salutes or joke about the Holocaust while at the same time it marks them as on the cutting edge, as more authentic and more “in your face.” Ironically, people taking these positions are often plugged into this moral dynamic of being holier than thou. They see themselves as more honest — no matter what the consequences for the movement as a whole.

There is definitely a place for such things. There are different audiences out there, and different things work better with some people than with others. We should never get caught in a “one size fits all” approach. For some people, this brash sensibility may turn them on to a whole new way of thinking and make them read more about Jewish power and influence. It may appeal to them as a young person just because it is cutting edge and definitely not your parents’ attitudes. My approach is doubtless too boring and academic for quite a few people — I suspect the demographic for TOO readers and certainly TOQ readers is a bit older than some. But then, people who resonate to approaches like mine quite often are repelled by any hint of advocating National Socialism.

The problem comes when people do Roman salutes in a mixed situation where some people stand to lose a lot by being associated with such things and where the media is sure to be all over it — and make sure that their readers never forget. In that situation, the moral opprobrium that a large majority of the public feels about such things gets attached to everyone present. It is unfair of course, to suggest or imply that everyone present approves of such things, but who ever said life was fair? The media is indeed the opposition party to the Trump administration, and that goes double for us. They care nothing for fairness.

Of course, anonymity is indispensable for many of us. We are all aware that the left is only too eager to make us lose jobs and family ties. We see the disastrous results that can occur to people like Mike Enoch and the TRS crew when they are doxxed. But the anonymity has to always be tempered with responsibility and understanding of other people’s interests and concerns, especially when one is in a mixed group where not everyone is on the same page and where people are likely to be compromised (albeit unfairly) by media exposure. Losing livelihood and family connections are difficult indeed.

So an obvious message is that we have to have a clear understanding of our particular audience and act accordingly.

Go to Part 3.

 

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17 Comments to "Moralism and Moral Arguments in the War for Western Survival, Part 2"

  1. Harry Heller's Gravatar Harry Heller
    March 14, 2017 - 5:55 am | Permalink

    “We see the disastrous results that can occur to people like Mike Enoch and the TRS crew when they are doxxed.” Can someone explain this sentence to me?

    • Harry Heller's Gravatar Harry Heller
      March 14, 2017 - 5:57 am | Permalink

      Also, do all comments “await moderation”, or just mine for some reason?

      (Mod. Note: “Harry”, your “White Privilege” is on the same level as other commenters. Patience!)

  2. March 10, 2017 - 10:00 am | Permalink

    The Frankfurt School played a key role in founding the US deep state when they were retained by the OSS (origin of the deep state) to be the resident authorities on Naziism. Moreover, it is now known that Joe McCarthy wasn’t paranoid enough. The deep state has been cultural Marxist from the beginning. Indeed, McCarthy may have been brought down by the Frankfurt School. Roy Cohn was a “child prodigy” who attended Columbia University during the time of the Frankfurt School’s participation in the OSS. In Tom Wolfe’s NYT obituary of Roy Cohn appears this quote:

    If Mr. Zion’s ”Autobiography of Roy Cohn” and Nicholas von Hoffman’s ”Citizen Cohn” have it right, Roy Cohn was one of the most curious child prodigies ever born. Moreover, he was trapped throughout his life inside his own early precociousness. Many others were trapped with him along the way. One of them was Joe McCarthy. McCarthy never knew what he was dealing with. He didn’t destroy himself, as it is so often put. He was unable to survive Cohn’s prodigious obsessions.

    Moreover, Roy Cohn died of AIDS in 1984, shortly after serving as Donald Trump’s lawyer in the late 1970s. There is more than a little evidence that Cohn was involved in child sex trafficking.

    All this adds up to an explanation for the nearly psychotic opposition to Trump by the deep state and its media assets:

    Trump knows more about the true structure of the post WW II culture wars than he lets on — and the deep state knows he knows.

  3. Ger Tzedek's Gravatar Ger Tzedek
    March 8, 2017 - 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t it sexist that they say Nelson Mandela? Why not Neldaughter Womandela? Or at least Nelchild Persondela.

  4. Santoculto's Gravatar Santoculto
    March 8, 2017 - 10:40 am | Permalink

    Popularity-seeking or socially sensitive (little different to the emotionally sensitive): Self important people who desire to be well with current common sense. They are subconsciously popularity-seekers;

    Real believers: The dumbest, psychotic prone people. The horse of Animal farm. Many them are subconsciously opportunists as the subtype below:

    – Personally leftist/ subconscious opportunists: Most of homosexuals, blacks or minorities as well people with mental disorders. This people leaning left because left say for them that they defend them and put rightists as natural enemies (and usually rightists just prove partially the leftist points). They are opportunists but often far to be full aware about the consequences of their choices and who or what they are truly supporting;

    Consciously opportunists: Generally people on the sycho who see a chance on the leftist structural power to become famous, influent or rich. They can be or not of “protected’ “minorities”.

    Masterminds: Mostly Jewish but I no doubt a lot of gentiles too. They full aware about everything they are causing. Just like a illuminati pyramid they are fewer but extremely powerful and malignantly smarter.

    • Curmudgeon's Gravatar Curmudgeon
      March 8, 2017 - 12:59 pm | Permalink

      A slight attempt to inject some humour.
      My friends, who have worked in Microbiology labs, refer to those with the unlikable traits cited above, as opportunistic pathogens.

  5. March 8, 2017 - 10:15 am | Permalink

    I use a pseudonym for the protection of my family, but otherwise comport myself exactly as though I were using my real name, which I certainly would do if it weren’t for my family.

  6. royAlbrecht's Gravatar royAlbrecht
    March 8, 2017 - 6:05 am | Permalink

    “…And there are some who may well have felt that there will be no consequences for them personally if they engage in Roman salutes or joke about the Holocaust while at the same time it marks them as on the cutting edge, as more authentic and more “in your face.” Ironically, people taking these positions are often plugged into this moral dynamic of being holier than thou. They see themselves as more honest — no matter what the consequences for the movement as a whole.”

    Not entirely…, IMO.

    It is quite difficult to see oneself at times…, from the outside looking in so to speak…,
    so one can never be quite sure if one’s actions are truly following the path of natural evolution or if one has deviated along a path of self-deception.
    This is the Filthy Jew’s greatest strength when deceiving the White Race.
    Doubt, and the need to fall back on rationalization for every guiding thought is a mine field I am very thankfully in large measures able to forgo.

    I simply go to practical fundamentals.

    Without the Spiritual Enlightenment of a critical mass of WN/S/A leaders,
    the Jews,
    who are full time (even “over-time” if you will) obfuscators,
    will continue to push the envelope of perversity until either the White World is wiped out or they start WW3 to prevent “Aryan Peoples” from uniting at least on some common fronts, and mopping up this out of control Plague that I call World Jewry.

    IMO, We Whites do not have the time remaining, due to squandering it on trying to be Altruistically Politically Correct and because we want to appease the Jew-induced White and other Aryan mass-psychotics.
    The White or Aryan Front (composed of many sub-Races) will have to be “…up to speed…” on all critical issues before “We” are able to tackle this nuclear armed, Criminally Psychopathic, Race of Deformities I call the Jews.

    Enlightenment requires above all truth to oneself.

    To set the stage or create an environment conducive to S. E. (spiritual enlightenment), truth must be facilitated at all costs…
    Truth sets one free to work uninhibitedly…, without needing to look around every corner to see who is ready to do you in.

    I for my part believe that Hitler, Competitive or Meritorious National Socialism as was practiced in Nazi Germany, and the Third Reich were “… far less monstrous than is Trump…”.

    Moreover, the issue also comes down to the time line…

    How much more time are we going to be able to allow ourselves to beat around the bush regarding this Filthy, Perverse, Maniacal, and otherwise Genetically Deformed Inferiority Complex Laden, Race of Jewish Psychopaths if we are to rectify matters before the Radioactive Sh!t Really Hits The Fan?

    Let’s face reality, IMO, although Hr. Prof. Dktr. K. MacDonald does not openly endorse the Third Reich or Hitler, he is no doubt fully cognizant of the writings of (in no particular order) David Irving, Germar Rudolf, Ernst Zündel, Prof. Leuchter, Prof. Faurrisson, and the plethora of websites that put so many holes in the Holocaust narrative of the Jews (to put it kindly) that if the playing field were level and K. Mac (if I may be so endearing) did not have to fear legal financial ruin and/or physical violence or assassination, he would have long ago come down on the side of revisionists.

    Moreover, his site, TOO, has allowed the likes of me, with almost no editorial interference and someone who has been denied the right to comment on sites like VDare, AmRen, NPI, the Political Cesspool, and a plethora of so called Alt-Right sites, to comment on his site for several years now.

    As far as I can tell, these last frontiers of PC (Holocaust, Nazis, Hitler, etc…) will eventually be brought into the light of reality and out of the shadows of Jewish obfuscation…, the question is only a matter of time.

    I for my part have more or less given up on a life for myself.

    Meaning, I have already forsaken the thought of a “normal” life of biological reproductively and all the joys and struggles that come with that life…

    However, in its place I have vowed to give my life to my ancestors and my Germanic folk so that they may prosper in the light of day…, something that I have, on the whole, been denied by the Filthy Jews and their “hench-critters”.

    So for me to push the envelope that must inevitably come to pass as a precondition for global healing, namely; the truth about the Holocaust, Nazis, Germans, Hitler, etc…; is totally in line with my aspirations in life, the aspirations of the planet, and the just retribution that must befall the (((Race of Filthy Perpetrators of Deceit))).

    • Mal Thorgan's Gravatar Mal Thorgan
      March 9, 2017 - 5:42 am | Permalink

      royAlbrecht- since for some reason your comments have not been moderated on this site as you say, then show some appreciation by tempering your unnecessary use of derogatory comments, which only give further opportunity for those who wish to nullify the work of TOO by tactics/accusations of guilt by association. Don’t give them the excuse.
      Your message will be better heard and more persuasive to those not yet fully aware if you can be concise,confident & controlled. You owe it to your ancestors & volk/folk to seek justice. Retribution however is not a theme for for this site.

  7. Trenchant's Gravatar Trenchant
    March 8, 2017 - 2:54 am | Permalink

    Without pretending to feel the hurt suffered by Enoch and other TRS presenters, the platform seems stronger than ever for the doxxing. It has forced them to become professional “anti-Semites”. The shekels-thank-you-roll seems to get longer every week.

  8. pterodactyl's Gravatar pterodactyl
    March 8, 2017 - 2:05 am | Permalink

    “People often vilify me for not coming down squarely on the side of Holocaust revisionism”

    The other day I saw a comment (in the only British Newspaper that allows me to comment. the DE) in which the writer said ‘Geert Wilders is not genuinely on the right’ after Wilders said something derogatory about Islam by linking it to Nazism.

    These people who criticise have not done a millionth of what Geert Wilders has to try and halt and reverse the mass immigration into the West, and have no right to start criticising him. They have to appreciate that if Wilders decides to use the magic word ‘Nazism’ he is entitled to. It is like Nick Griffin saying that his father fought in the war against the Nazis.

    This is the ONLY narrative possible until several generations have passed. The WWI narrative is now changing, and WWII narrative will also change one day. Eg admitting that the West helped Stalin and this was ‘a bad thing’. (Churchill himself said ‘maybe we killed the wrong pig’).

    But there are many on the right who only want a peaceful country free from malign influences of the left and others – free from those who wish to inflict on the West mass immigration from the third world, and these types on the alt-right do now want stage 2 which is some kind of military adventure.

  9. pterodactyl's Gravatar pterodactyl
    March 8, 2017 - 1:38 am | Permalink

    “a utopian dream”
    Although all the left claim to want utopia in the sense of ‘a better world’, we know that in reality the world they would give us is the opposite.

    An interesting question is, what proportion of the left and those who promote the utopia idea, what proportion know all along that the end game is a place of misery where people of hate are in charge? What proportion know this all along, and what proportion on the other hand genuinely think the left offer a better world? We can accept that the young include a greater proportion of ‘gullible fools’ but generally it is difficult to assess in an individual case.

    Those who are fooled by the left’s message delivered via schools, university, the TV and film industry and then vote left – they can quickly change their views as soon as the narrative changes. But the rest will NEVER change. An example of the latter is the father whose daughter worked in an asylum centre and got murdered by those she was helping, and the father remained totally loyal to the immigration industry. There is nothing that will shift their views. This suggests their views are part of their wiring that cannot be altered.

  10. Michael Adkins's Gravatar Michael Adkins
    March 7, 2017 - 1:35 pm | Permalink

    “The sense of superiority on the part of a “self-constituted cultural vanguard” toward lower-middle-class mores and attitudes. [This was a prominent theme really of the Trump victory.]”

    Note, the total news blackout of the European American working class and its issues after Mr. Trump’s election.

    And keep in mind the decades long silence concerning black on white crime.

  11. Santoculto's Gravatar Santoculto
    March 7, 2017 - 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Even vegetarianism and veganism moral movements has been routinely associated with left it’s important bear in mind that this association is at the best weak, little understood, outside and within this movements. Unfortunately the sacred capacity to never stop to think, the openness to the learning seems a rarer human trait. People are often intellectually lazy by intrinsic reasons, their brains are not brainbuilders. Only a deep study to conclude how weak or strong this association between left and non human animal rights is. In the end overwhelming incurable carnivorous humans can be found in the right side of political spectrum.

    Jewish movements anticipate to the logical next step of moral evolution and corrupt it from the roots. For example: Racism. In the near past ethnic prejudice was not among macro human races but and specially within them. Today Irish and English people seems less mutually hater than in the near past thanks to the Jewish cultural appropriation of this next step non Jewish westerners or euro descendents would or not push.

    Without Jewish influence and not just influence but also indirect imposition with their blind allies and in the hypothetical scenario of whites themselves starting this neo moral movements anti racism or whatever the hypothetical name no had been purposely changed into a suicidal weapon but a benign weapon to increase or maximize the western interactions within their natural groups as well with outside groups. Or not.

    • fnn's Gravatar fnn
      March 8, 2017 - 10:32 am | Permalink

      “Only a deep study to conclude how weak or strong this association between left and non human animal rights is.”

      In today’s news, we find that multicultural Paris can’t even protect a rhinoceros in its zoo. We now have an even more powerful symbol to replace Harambe.

      • pterodactyl's Gravatar pterodactyl
        March 9, 2017 - 1:03 am | Permalink

        “I think part of the dynamic pushing things right now is that there is a “holier than thou” phenomenon that often characterizes political and religious movements of all stripes.”

        The left do not care too much about the rhino killed recently in a zoo for its horn by – guess who -, but they do care about the lion shot by a WHITE professional dentist on holiday in a country reserved for one race only. This illustrates how their outrage – including the Twitter army – is selective. The left are also silent on the effects of the African population on the environment, going from 200 million to over a billion in a few generations, and now demanding their ‘right’ to travel to the West.

        I am actually surprised that the animal rights fanatics give a pass to the things the third world do in relation to wiping out forests, wiping out species, killing rhinos etc, and instead focus all their energy on Western offences against animals. In Britain, for example, they focus on the culling of badgers that cause diseases to cattle, and obsess about them more than the third world wiping out forests in Madagascar. I really thought these fanatics were genuinely totally obsessed with the rights of animals. But somehow their anger is only aroused when whites kill animals. Once again, this demonstrates that HATE is a large part of the psyche of the left – hatred of their own race.

  12. March 7, 2017 - 10:02 am | Permalink

    A palpable sense of intellectual and moral superiority of those participating in these movements is another characteristic feature. This sense of intellectual superiority and hostility to gentiles and their culture was a recurrent theme etc
    .
    Maybe I’ve missed something, but I’d have thought Jews have been very careful to hide Jewish authorship behind pen names, funded puppet leaders etc. One of the reasons many readers must be here is precisely because they only recently became aware that marxism, psychoanalysis, the USSR etc were Jewish movements.

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