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[–] The-Chronic 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Hi Mr. Stevens, thanks for doing this AMA.

A few questions for you:

  1. How did you become redpilled? As in, what led you on the path to where you are now?

  2. What political system do you think is the most effective/necessary?

  3. Do you think we'll see the end of Democracy in the United States within the next few decades?

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[–] brett_stevens [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

How did you become redpilled? As in, what led you on the path to where you are now?

I spent most of my youth outdoors and in the woods, and there quickly observed some things which conflicted so fundamentally with human reality that I came to view humanity as on an insane path. It took many years to parse out and understand how this was true, why it was, and what I could do about it, but eventually I grew older and marched through a classical education including philosophy from the Greeks, Kant and Nietzsche. In addition, I noticed similar themes in classical literature, accelerating through modern writers like Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Pynchon, Austen and Burroughs. Since that time, I have been writing a developing philosophy that aims to "get under" the bad assumptions that have led the West to its current state of downfall.

What political system do you think is the most effective/necessary?

Rightists tend to view history as cyclic, meaning that there is a state of balance and then deviation from that before returning to that state; it is more like music or literature than laboratory work. We know what system brought about a Golden Age, but the system is only half of the question. In addition, the "system" is not a system in the modern sense, because it is informal and organic. I identify the "four pillars" of a traditional civilization as aristocracy, caste/hierarchy, nationalism/culture-rule and some sense of transcendental purpose, including possibly the metaphysical. I detail these here:

http://www.amerika.org/politics/ult-right/

In my view, while other political systems may seem acceptable, they will lead to our ruin because they clash with the idea of preserving a genetic heritage and cultural values system. In this sense, I see nationalism as a pre-requisite to any working system, and recognize that while other systems may work at first, they can be destructive over time and erode the core concepts we need to maintain our civilization without self-destructing, which is what most systems do.

Do you think we'll see the end of Democracy in the United States within the next few decades?

Worldwide faith in liberal democracy is plunging. We seem to be in a state of open civil war where Leftists/Communists battle Right-wingers in the streets, and our governments are all dysfunctional and in debt. Our people are existentially miserable, self-destructive and failing to reproduce. Already, "populism" has emerged which seeks not to assert democracy, but to undo its damage. Likely we have some battles ahead between the forces of democracy/liberalism and those of us who are realists, and this will further the alienation between Right and Left, which is necessary to fully polarize each group into stating what it wants. Most Rightists fear democracy, but have greater fear of dictatorship, and are brainwashed in the "liberty, freedom, equality" mantra of the modern time that convinces them to oppose aristocracy. But as it becomes clear that liberal democracy intends to destroy us, we will have to make a choice, and it is coming sooner than most people think!

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[–] The-Chronic 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That's a very interesting path to your current views - I've also spent quite a lot of time hiking and camping, and it's very true that humanity is on an extremely flawed trajectory which contradicts nature. In regards to classical education, what philosophical literature do you recommend, and what is your opinion on Julius Evola?

Do you think any of the "four pillars" of a traditional civilization are more important than another? Or would you consider them all to be equally important in maintaining civilization?

I agree that faith in democracy is plunging - what do you think the transition away from the democratic system will look like?

Thanks for the response.

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[–] 8978976? 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Heard your interview on Red Ice. Great stuff!

What are your top 10 black metal and death metal albums?

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[–] brett_stevens [S] 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Thanks for listening! My top 10s change all the time, but here is a good sample of what I listen to regularly:

DEATH METAL

  1. Sepultura - Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation
  2. Slayer - South of Heaven
  3. Demigod - Slumber Of Sullen Eyes
  4. At The Gates - The Red In The Sky Is Ours
  5. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
  6. Demilich - Nespithe
  7. Deicide - Legion
  8. Massacra - Final Holocaust
  9. Asphyx - Embrace The Death
  10. Incantation - Onward To Golgotha

BLACK METAL

  1. Sacramentum - Far Away From The Sun
  2. Burzum - Self-Titled
  3. Enslaved - Vikinglgr Veldi
  4. Gorgoroth - Antichrist
  5. Ancient - Trolltaar
  6. Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon
  7. Bathory - The Return
  8. Ildjarn - Forest Poetry
  9. Varathron - His Majesty In The Swamp
  10. Beherit - Engram

Boiling it down to just ten of each genre is nearly impossible. These are just things I throw on the stereo on a regular basis.

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[–] 8984120? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Awesome! I'll check out the ones I'm not familiar with. Thanks!

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[–] brett_stevens [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I wanted to drop in some links, and this seems like a good spot:

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[–] TheDeadHand 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

I was wondering if you could tell me more about your position on the Jews. Do you not think it would be better for them to all go to a Jewish ethnostate, while whites have our own ethnostate? Do you also acknowledge the seditious and subversive activities carried out by Jews in positions of power in finance, media & academia? And if so, what would be the best way with dealing with this issue?

Also if anyone would like to join our discord server at https://discord.gg/D2Mq3te then you're more than welcome to. We promote ethnonationalism and traditional family values, as well as discussing politics and other such things.

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[–] brett_stevens [S] 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Do you not think it would be better for them to all go to a Jewish ethnostate, while whites have our own ethnostate?

Let us dial that back a bit: every group needs its own ethnostate because each group acts in self-interest, which puts different groups into competition in a multicultural society, creating what we know of as "racism" or racial resentment. Jews and Whites are no different, but the Leftist media would tell you otherwise. I found kinship in the Jewish writer Theodor Herzl who pointed out that under the diaspora, Jews would always stand out among ethnic populations, and so the only solution was to set up a Jewish state with a Jewish population, under Jewish culture, religion and law. This has not changed. Leftists want to destroy race by miscegenation, but this will not solve the problem as it will merely change it into perpetual class warfare, which will dovetail with emerging physical differences between the classes; we are already seeing this worldwide, as there is a short, thick and slow-witted caste in almost every population contrasted by a tall, thin and quick-witted one. The only solution is separation.

Do you also acknowledge the seditious and subversive activities carried out by Jews in positions of power in finance, media & academia?

I wish it were as simple as one ethnic group doing this. Unfortunately, this is a scapegoat, not a solution. There are many groups vying for control of our societies, including different ethnic groups, homosexuals, Leftists, corporate lobbyists, different cults, political factions, and many more. The only solution to this is assertion of strong culture and exclusion of everyone else. Jews, as a high-IQ mixed-race population of a European maternal line and Asiatic paternal line, tend to feel less connection to their host nations and are well aware of how many times pogroms or exiles have manifested. As a result, they tend to be fanatical Leftists, which makes sense since Leftism is a defensive ideology. I tend to view Jews thus as more susceptible to Leftism and more effective than other groups, and prone to stand out for that reason. This gets them into trouble; before the Holocaust, 40% of the NKVD were Jewish from within a population that was 2-10% Jewish. This kind of "standing out" is part of what Herzl was talking about, and as people saw the true nature of Communism, it was inevitable that a backlash would occur. I consider current Leftist Jews like George Soros to be dangerously unaware of this tendency of events to repeat through history, and hope to avoid these negative events; I would send home everyone who is not native to the founding group of each country, with reparations in many cases, to enable a peaceful separation without lingering stigma.

Thanks for the invite!

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[–] iLoveHitler_1488 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

they already have their own ethnostate. illegal occupation of land technically, but they have it.

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[–] brett_stevens [S] 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

"Stop quoting laws, we carry weapons!"

In my view, Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people, and they should have it. Put in place a week-long media blackout and let Israel do whatever she wants to with the Palestinians. Anti-Semites should also support this, since the JQ is over when Jews have their own homeland to go back to, which gives other nations an ability to exclude them without a whiff of Holocaust in the air.

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[–] brett_stevens [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Not just Africa. People all over the world will be looking for a place to go. We can stop this completely by ending affirmative action and social welfare programs. That is why people come here: for the free money and guaranteed jobs, which is what affirmative action does. If those are not present, and people are not forced to rent to, hire, sell to and interact with non-natives, the immigrants will stop coming. That will mean war, and war will mean disruption of food supplies and disease, so nature will take care of any overpopulation problems that way.

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[–] ThatWhichCrushes 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

how can we survive the coming Tidal Wave of Blackness that is going to pour out of Africa over the next 100 years

BuildTheWall

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[–] HarlandKornfeld14 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Don't forgot the problem of desertification caused by over-farming that Africa will also be facing. They will have more people and less arable land.

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[–] brett_stevens [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

A Dust Bowl for Africa; no fun for anyone involved. I imagine we will see a market that echoes the slave market of years past spring up: people will be sold for their organs in order to buy boatloads of food from the West, bartered by canny Middle Eastern and Eastern merchants. When the waiting list is five thousand people long, a human liver might sell for a half-million dollars. That buys a lot of grain.

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[–] iLoveHitler_1488 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

what do you think of degeneracy and brainwashing of children with nonsense such as the recent Bill Nye creepyness? songs about fleshlights and giving strangers handjobs, aimed at 11/12 year olds...

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[–] brett_stevens [S] 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

The Left seeks to destroy all that is good, beautiful and true. The Left wants you to have allegiance only to the Left. For this reason, they virtue signal, including by endorsing whatever perversity and destructive behaviors they can. The Left loves drugs, miscegenation, pedophilia/"pedosexuality," divorce, abortion, cruelty, tasteless food, vandalism, and has an apparent fascination with bodily excretions. Bill Nye has decided that he wants to signal hard for acceptance in this group because right now American media has decided that it has lost middle America -- Mom and Pop in the heartland -- and so they want to make their money off a smaller group, the Left-brainwashed herd who happen to consume more media per capita than functional people. This will not work for them as the recent boycotts of ESPN, Starbucks, Target and the NFL have demonstrated.

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[–] Empress 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

What thinkers have influenced you the most? Any early leaders of the movement that we should be aware of and read?

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[–] brett_stevens [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

What thinkers have influenced you the most?

The absolute most? Probably Fred Nietzsche, Plato, Jane Austen and William S. Burroughs. However, understanding these would be impossible without a vast understructure of other understanding, starting with classics like The Odyssey and the Aeneid and branching out into classical literature and philosophy. From there, one can tackle the meatier moderns like Jean Raspail, Michel Houellebecq and Louis-Ferdinand Céline.

Any early leaders of the movement that we should be aware of and read?

Too many to count. I really enjoy what Richard Spencer, John Morgan, Daniel Friberg and Hunter Wallace have put together at Alt Right, but I also spend time with Colin Liddell and Andy Nowicki at Alternative Right, as well as reading insightful fellows like Stephen Clay McGehee, W.M. Briggs, Bruce Charlton and Nick Land. As a pre-Moldbug writer, I appreciate many of his points, but we should go to the roots of those ideas and check out Ted Kaczynski and the stuff Houellebecq was writing in the 90s.

Generally, I would be wary of any writer whose ability to be popular is more important than his ability to express complex ideas clearly. There are some Alt Lite and nu-Alt Right writers who want to ride the wave of popularity, and they do it by dumbing down the content to the point where it becomes Leftist entryism. I would be very careful of these; they are talented writers, but they are obscuring the more important points that do not make handy soundbites, and in pursuit of those soundbites, people will lead themselves back to Leftist, self-pity, individualism, fatalism, solipsism and other modern disorders.

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[–] Empress 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Thank you for the detailed response. I have some reading to do.

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[–] Estalia 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

nu-Alt Right writers

Are you referring to anyone specific with this or just the myriad of 'blogs' that pop up?

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[–] brett_stevens [S] 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

We will probably go through a period of what my friend Billy Roper, who is a talented writer who focuses on this area, calls "Balkanization": North America is going to split up into many local communities on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, political philosophy and lifestyle. Sometimes these will overlap; you may have a German Protestant community next to a Korean Buddhist one. These will then struggle for power as the United States evaporates, and probably faces foreign invasions from Chinese, Russian and South American forces. This will prompt one of these groups to attempt to take over and drive the rest out. But the liberal democratic proposition nation is dead walking as of this year.

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[–] Cu_Mara 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

What method is best to deal with nihilism?

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[–] brett_stevens [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Nihilism is necessary, but you must choose which nihilism carefully. The active form of nihilism, which affirms an end to universalism and humanism, is a different animal than "woe-is-me" passive nihilism, which is more properly labeled as fatalism.

I wrote a book about nihilism because our only path to victory lies through accepting nothingness, and then realizing that by asserting what we prefer and can creatively envision instead of some deductive, materialistic and rationalized belief system, we can separate from the majority of humanity who are marching to their doom, and then discover the depth of reality and create the type of civilization we desire. But first, we must escape from this universalist belief system which is exclusively deductive and thus prone to rationalization, at which point instead of arguing toward a future, we look backward through the process of rationalization.

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[–] Cu_Mara 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well thats certainly an interesting look on it. Thanks for your input.

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