Men of the West

It’s good to see some of the Dread Ilk branching out and transforming the Alt-West from an abstract philosophical identity into material action. They’ve got a whole site full of material already, so I’ll let their introductory post, Welcome to the Hard Right, speak for itself:

“Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”
– H.L. Mencken

What is civilization?  It is expectation.  It is shared protocol.  It isn’t so much about what thing is done but how one does that thing.  The savage shows up at the local Wal-Mart in pajamas.  The civilized man shows up dressed within the socially acceptable norms.

Aha!  But what if pajamas are within the social norms?  Then you’re in a civilization of savages.   See, we have this notion that civilization is related to what we think of as civilized, but that is a lie.  The cannibals of the darkest jungle are a civilization.  But they are not civilized.

These are different concepts.  Most all of us come from some civilization, but to be considered civilized, you must abide by the protocols of the civilization you are currently inhabiting.

And make no mistake.  All civilizations are not equal.  Equality does not exist on this earth.  For example, you may admire the pygmies of New Guinea, but they haven’t launched a space program, have they?  They have produced no great works of art, have they?  Can you name their great composers?

Now that’s some good rhetoric right there. The Hard Right. It’s good, in that it is less abstract than Alt-West, less frightening than the Mil-Right, and less branded than the Alt-Right. As to what it is, well, you’ll have to read Men of the West and find out.