[Here’s the transcript of a short YouTube video by Colin Liddell from Alternative Right website on the banning of the “neo-nazi” group National Action in Britain. He also discusses The Daily Stormer — KATANA.]
Discussing Stormerism in a Storm
See also his blog post:
By Colin Liddell
Published on Dec 15, 2016
While cycling along a Tokyo dyke in a storm — as you do — Colin Liddell, the Chief Editor of Alternative Right, discusses a recent debate about Stormerism (the tendency of some Alt-Righters to LARP as full-blown Hollywood Nazis). This is then linked to the recent banning by the British government of National Action, a group that employs Stormerist tactics. He also draws attention to the interesting fact that where Neo-Nazied Stormerist excesses are directly banned by the state, nationalist movements tend to do rather well, and where they aren’t they tend to do badly.
Greg Johnson’s “Punching Right” (with butthurt comments by (((Andrew Anglin))) ):
Article by Daniel Barge on the banning of National Action:
[Note: For “stylistic” reasons Liddell chose to record this while riding a bike along a dyke on a stormy day, making it hard to hear some parts. Text has now been updated with the missing parts.]
Colin Liddell: Hello! Friends, followers and fellow fake fascists of the Alternative Right. This is Colin Liddell, the chief editor of Alternative Right.
And, here I am cycling along Tokyo’s flood defenses, on my way to one of my “normie” jobs. And as you can see the weather is a bit inclement today. So, I don’t think I want to talk for too long. But, you know, I’ve been a bit busy to make a video for a couple of weeks, so, and this is the first one for at least two or three weeks, I think. And it’s been a very kind of eventful sort of three weeks, as it always is in the Alternative Right. Never a dull moment.
There’s been a bit of a spat with The Daily Stormer and Andrew Anglin. And I think, well, you know, Greg Johnson wrote an article at Counter Currents called “Punching Right“, and I think anybody who was anybody in the ’punching right’ debate kind of pitched in, so that was kind of interesting, I think. I expressed my opinion there. I said, … I think one of my most interesting points was that the Daily Stormer lures people into a state of inauthenticity, having a fake position in private, having a different position in public life — whichever one is fake, whichever one is genuine who knows. Suspicions abound.
Anyway, it’s not a healthy way to be, to sort of believe something, or to be lured into believing in something that you can’t actually talk to normal people about! That is obviously a ghettoizing mechanism to prevent White nationalism, which is a natural ideology of most people, because it suits their interests. That’s obviously a ghettoizing device to stop White nationalism spreading. And it’s a kind of anti, … The left would see it as an anti-contagion device — and that’s a disease metaphor. So, we would not use that, obviously. We would see, we would see it more in terms of spreading enlightenment.
See if I can just fix my hat here. No, no, the winds is keeping it there! Anyway, have a look around. There’s an interesting vista — some motorways over there, bridges, dredging the river, … And I’m actually cycling along a large dyke, which is relatively, relatively deserted. Just one, or two other lonely cyclists on their way to work at this early hour in the morning.
Anyway, back to the big debate, … Also, I think another thing that ties into this “punching Right” debate is the banning of this so-called “neo-Nazi group“, National Action in the UK. They were banned, I think just yesterday, by the Home Secretary who goes by the name of Amber Rudd, which is a soft sounding name especially for a Conservative. And anyway, they were banned. Now, National Action, they kind of dress up in scary costumes with skull masks and black ninja costumes and they wave their obviously very fascistic looking flags. And there is usually about, like, 10 to 20 of them. And if they stick around for more than five minutes the anti-fa usually give them a hard time. So they kind of pop up and they pop down a lot. And I’ve always seen them as a kind of cosplay neo-Nazi LARPy* group.
* A live action role-playing game (LARP) is a form of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their characters’ actions. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world while interacting with each other in character.
And so, I think banning them isn’t actually, you know, really it’s almost an irrelevance. But, I think the only significant point is that the state can use these little shock groups to justify clamping down on things like social media, more and more. It becomes permissible for social media to throw perfectly moderate and calm people off their platforms, because such groups exist!
And, you know, we saw that with, when Andrew Anglin was on Twitter. He was very active, and of course, you know, he sort of set a precedent for Twitter throwing people off. And then, they then used that power more recently against many members of the Alt-Right, including their Richard Spencer. And then, they kind of, you know, they retracted that suspension in the case of Richard Spencer. But, you know, it’s just something they can do any time they feel like now. And they can always justify it and back it up with:
“Look at these neo-Nazi psychopaths spreading hatred and violence! And look what happened to Joe Cox and that poor jewish MP, Luciana Berger. She was sent hate mail and death threats!” blah, blah, blah!
And, because these politicians are women, it makes it all the more easy to ban those kind of extremist groups!
Now, I’m not too bothered by that, you know, because if you look at the one country that doesn’t have a lot of extreme censorship is America. OK, you can still lose your job, but for the most part, for the most part, it’s not really a problem, if you are financially independent.
[On his bike] I’m going downhill now, it’s getting a bit fast! Safety first!
Anyway, so as I was saying, … The one country, the one country that doesn’t have extreme censorship laws is the United States. And, “Wow!” by weird coincidence that is also the one country that doesn’t really have a healthy White nationalist movement. At least in electoral terms.
Whereas Europe, which has a lot if, you know, “thought crime” legislation and “hate crime” legislation and that bans little funny cosplay* groups like National Action. This area, or this collection of countries, that is where nationalism is doing much, much, better. Although, of course, in the UK, it’s in a period of abeyance at the moment after, following the collapse of the BNP a few years ago. But, if you look around Europe, they all have these very, very strict, you know, anti, you know, in inverted commas “hate laws” and various other forms of thought crime legislation and, … You know, nationalism is doing relatively well there!
* Cosplay: the practice of dressing up as a character from a film, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga or anime.
Austria — they almost elected somebody from the Austrian Freedom Party! They almost elected somebody from the Austrian Freedom Party, which is typically described as a hard line anti-immigrant party.
In France Marine Le Pen is, you know, again, very, very, you know, a cultural, she’s a cultural nationalist, I guess you could say, civic nationalist, not a religious a genuine ethno-nationalist, but still that’s a lot better than what America’s got. America’s got Donald Trump, and we’re still not really sure of, what we’ve got there. The omens are very, very mixed. He could turn out to be, you know, he could actually turn out to be a decent guy, a stand up guy, who wants to at least ensure the dominance of the Republican Party. Which would also mean deporting a lot of the illegals and securing the borders, and encouraging White people to have more kids. Or he could just be part of the whole the globalist system! A kind of reboot.
Anyway, I think that is plenty of thoughts to mull over.
So, from Tokyo, over and out!
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Version 3: Dec 19, 2016 — Added missing parts and made some corrections. Thanks to Colin Liddell for that. Added 1 image. Updated PDF (Ver 2) for download.
Version 2: Dec 17, 2016 — Added PDF of this post for download.
Version 1: Published post — Dec 16, 2016.