Richard Spencer is not a leader.

I said in my post yesterday that we would see the actions of the alt-right twisted, turned, and completely misrepresented by conservatives within a week. I was being generous as of course it all happened within less than a day. The normies are falling over themselves to disavow the alt-right by labeling them either as Nazis, (isn’t everyone a Nazi these days?) or as being the same as the far-left; two opposing peas in the same pod, (yes, Brendan O’Neill is a moron).

As far as the Nazi LARPers are concerned, they’re obviously epic droolers who are out there where the trains don’t run. Dressing up as Nazis isn’t edgy; it’s just bottom-feeder level stupid, and if these dimwits weren’t dressing up as Nazis they’d be dressing up as space robots or something. You don’t have to disavow people like this; you just tell them to fuck off and not come back again. It’s not hard, but somehow in the mix of being careful not to punch right, (which I agree with), this message got mixed up with don’t punch stupid.

Guys, you’re not going to want to have everyone on your team. Some people are such a liability that they’re not even useful as cannon fodder. Whoever it was that thought that having guys parading around toting Nazi flags was a good idea should be next given the responsibility in any future meetups of doing absolutely nothing at all. Stand over there in the corner, don’t say anything, and try not to breathe through your mouth.

What you’re not after when organizing stuff like this is compromise or consensus. You’re not there to make people happy. You’re there to make a statement, and as such the core leadership must have a very clear idea of what the objectives are in that regard. Looking at what happened in Charlottseville, it appears that the core objectives were most probably reached with the brilliant torch-lit march on the Friday evening. The cops weren’t expecting it, the city wasn’t expecting it, and the Antifa goons were all probably out singing Kumbaya or making crappy porn videos. It was classic diversion tactics, only it wasn’t planned that way. But it got the job done, the alt-right looked brilliant, and if the leadership had had a bit more experience and some rock solid balls then they would have just sent everyone home after that.

I mean, how stupid would Antifa and the rest of the far-left idiots have looked if the alt right hadn’t turned up on the Saturday? It would have been beautiful.

That ability to think quickly on your feet and adapt to changing conditions can only come from experience, and it can only manifest itself when clear objectives have been set out from the beginning.

When I first read that the guy who organized this whole thing was someone who had literally come out of nowhere I was a little surprised. Who is this guy? It turns out he’s a past supporter of Obama and the Occupy movement, as recently as last November.

This is clearly an indictment of Richard Spencer, the guy who really truly wants to be a leader and who can’t help combing his hair like he’s about to audition for a starring role in the Beer Hall Putsch. Spencer wants to be a leader for the sake of being a leader, which is the last guy that you ever want doing the leading. Based on how events unfolded on the weekend, I doubt that he’d be capable of leading his finger up his own nose. His name was top billing, he keeps wanting to be the big man in town; fine, then it’s on him. He’s responsible for the fact that Nazi Larpers were marching on behalf of the alt-right.

In this Spencer has form. He managed to wiggle out of the bad publicity that surrounded a little speech he gave last year when a bunch of idiots starting giving the Hitler salute. But this second time fooling isn’t going to fly.

He’s also responsible for this nobody who organized the rally. Maybe someone should have been asking some hard questions, or doing a little bit of digging at the very least. Spencer probably wasn’t thinking of that. He was too busy trying to make sure that his name was on top of the billing and that he had packed enough hair gel for the weekend.

It’s a terrific paradox. Part of the reason that the alt right has been successful is because it has avoided having a clear leader for the media to focus on, a tactic that was undoubtedly influenced by GamerGate. And yet the entire time we have had little young Richard Spencer jumping madly up and down in a disjointed attempt to get his weaselly face on as many posters as possible.

The alt right needs leaders, but it needs leaders who are interested in furthering the cause of the alt right as opposed to their own lofty leadership, media, or political aspirations. It all also really needs guys who aren’t missing a whole bunch of tools from the tool shed. Smart people who are able to organize, inspire, and capitalize on sudden changes in events. You can write the bestest most wonderful plan of all time, but if things take an unexpected turn after the first five minutes then you have to prepared to throw the plan away and come up with something on the fly.

Police not letting you through and they’re trying to shut the whole thing down? Did you have this kinda obvious potential situation planned for or did you just think that it was all going to be peachy? And now that it’s not turning out to be peachy, what is the plan? And how are you going to communicate it to all your supporters there on the ground? What’s the extraction process? Do you have a fall-back location identified and a secondary option in case the first one doesn’t work out? Or are you just going to stand around and hit people with Nazi flags?

On the one hand I reckon that the alt right did good on the weekend. But they also did very badly too. If the plan is to be better next time then some people should just go quietly into that good night. Which is most probably not going to happen. Things never work out as planned.

17 thoughts on “Richard Spencer is not a leader.

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  2. areukittenme

    I don’t know, at least he was involved in organising something. Weren’t you the one who said that conservatives don’t have to like everything about each other and to stop pulling each other down? I think Richard Spencer clearly is a leader. He has much to learn, as do we all. I think getting the message out there, when we are blocked at every turn, is all that matters. If that takes a big ego with lots of hair gel, then so be it.

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  3. Mr Black

    If there was any alternative, I’d say you’re right Adam. But there isn’t. There is no one fighting for the right except these guys. The “Nazi” tag that the left-wing media applied even before anyone turned up is I think, bullshit. We shouldn’t be using the lefts terms to describe our own side, nor rely on the lefts evidence to convict them. The state police and the governor conspired to arrange a riot by pushing the right-wing marchers into armed mobs of Antifa, hoping for and getting casualties. The right didn’t go there looking for a fight, the fight was brought to them by a government conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism against its own people.

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    1. areukittenme

      Just a shame & tragedy that there was one crazy, murderous right winger. Was he KKK or Nazi or a lone wolf with mental problems? How can the right keep crazies like this away in the future?

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      1. Mr Black

        It has not been established that this was anything more than a panic reaction yet. It is the left who are saying it was a deliberate attack, that alone should make any reasonable person wait for more evidence.

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  4. Someone

    Those small minority of dumbasses who had a Nazi flag should have left it at home. Unfortunately, the news media won’t show the video of leftist waving flags with the hammer and sickle and endorsing a philosophy that killed many more millions making Hitler look like a mere piker in comparison.

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    1. Mr Black

      The problem is, we know the left is infiltrating these marches and then behaving in the most offensive way possible in front of the cameras. If there had been 50 Nazi flags, yeah, that’s probably a thing they believe in. But 1? That is highly suspicious. And note that the flag in question had just been removed new from its packaging before the march, you can see the fold lines in a good picture.

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  5. TechyGuy

    This is primarily the fault of the democrat mayor, followed by the governor. I believe they wanted this to end up in a scrum.

    I grew up in Virginia. Time was they knew how to control a riot (Google greek week Va. beach). What they used to do is show up with mounted police, and big, corn fed cops in riot shields with pickax handles. They’d then tell EVERYONE to dispurse. And those that stayed got the crap pounded out of them, tossed in a paddywagon, and charged.

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  6. areukittenme

    Right wing demonstrators need a way to visually distinguish themselves from the left that even the media can’t ignore. Why not do something patriotic that the left would never copy? Hand over heart… or a salute. Imagine the cameras rolling over the peaceful right wingers with their hands over their hearts with the chaotic and violent left at their fringes. Even the media couldn’t spin that footage.

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  7. BWV

    It’s a good time to stop freaking out over “Nazis” and Nazi flags. The truth is, the left is going to call you Nazis/Fascists no matter what you do.

    Maybe the smart thing to do IS own it – the way the “Deplorables” took that from Hillary and pounded her into the ground with it.

    I don’t know – but I do know this: the left is an implacable foe. You cannot get them to ease off by backing away from people ANY PEOPLE who oppose them – and are therefore potentially useful to us.

    Get off your high horse. Right now, the scum you want to disavow are the only ones willing to fight for your right to exist. When something better comes along, let us know.

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      1. Conservatives threw the entire alt right under a bus for the events on the weekend, including anyone who wasn’t there. That means me and I suppose you if you support the alt right.

        I am criticizing the Nazi LARPers and the fact that the leadership on the day were found wanting on multiple occasions.

        It doesn’t take a brain larger than a peanut to understand this not so subtle distinction.

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      2. areukittenme

        Thanks, so I have a brain the size of a peanut? I still question your loyalty versus your ego.
        And of course I support the alt right! It doesn’t take a brain the size of a peanut to work that out! Touche.

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      3. It seems that my ego is not as easily insulted. You’ve been throwing barbs at me for a few days now and I have let them all go. You can either take this on the chin or not, it’s entirely up to you.

        For your information here is what Vox Day has said on this subject. He and I are in complete agreement.

        Criticizing these guys isn’t punching right. There are birds in my yard that have been right-wing longer than them. They are not even to the right of the average cuckservative. This may explain why, when I had Richard Spencer on Brainstorm, we were all surprised to discover that he was to nearly everyone’s left.

        He has a nice meme on the subject and a bunch of other articles as well, all explaining exactly the same thing – Nazis are not alt right, they are not even on the right. They are socialists and thus they are #Fake Right.

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      4. areukittenme

        Oh God, I hate it when things gets complicated… it hurts my little peanut sized brain. Ha ha!

        Okay so I have never really got into Vox Day, didn’t know Richard Spencer had been outed as a white supremacist and just wanted so much to stick it to the left! God damn it!

        KISS principals righties.

        So yes, I will cop it on the chin. I am not fighting with anyone on the right.

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    1. Of course the right could own the deplorables moniker- there were no prior associations with it. But if you think that the general population is red pilled enough to accept the same with regards to Nazi symbology then you could be in for quite a shock.

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