Friday, April 15, 2016

Here is my introduction of Culturism to the Alt-Right Crowd

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Culturism (cǔl-chər-ǐz-əm) n. 1. The philosophy, art, and science that values, promotes and protects majority cultures. 2. The opposite of multiculturalism.

Culturist (cǔl-chər-ǐst) n. 1. An advocate of culturism. 2. One who engages in the arts or sciences of managing and protecting majority cultures. 3. One who judges cultures. 4. Adj. Of or pertaining to culturism, culturists or culturist policy.

In introducing the philosophy of ‘culturism’ to the Alt-Right community, I need to make a confession: the section on race, in the first chapter of the book, ‘Culturism: A Word, A Value, Our Future,’ is disingenuous.  I knew it was at the time.  In the introduction, I briefly argue that race is not a biological category.  In denouncing the book, ‘The Bell-Curve,’ I wrote, “there is no reliable evidence that there are any mental differences between groups of humans.” I was trying to distance ‘culturism’ from ‘racism’ as much as possible, (fearing that any association with racism could blunt the spread of the memes ‘culturist’ and ‘culturism’).

In fairness to myself, I gave the savvy reader two clues that I was being disingenuous.  One is that my very dismissal of ‘The Bell-Curve” meant that I had read, “The Bell-Curve.”  Anyone familiar with this book knows there are mounds of reliable evidence showing different mental differences between races.  Moreover, I purposely backed up the statement saying there is no reliable evidence with an insubstantial footnote.  While the cited authors (Boyd and Richerson) are giants in their field, the actual reference is to a throw away line. At the time I thought, discerning readers would pick up on such clues. 

But, more importantly, I still stand by my larger point: whereas racism gives you no useful policies, culturism provides a multitude of practical policies.  As I wrote in the book’s introduction, people cannot change their race.  And, if you think my nation, the United States of America, is going to become white again, you’re dreaming.  That can only happen through the horror of a race war.  It’s a bad idea. On the other hand, culturism gives you ample workable policies, such as stopping Muslim immigration and promoting a positive view of American history inside and outside of schools.  We can identify and protect our culture.

 One further salvo from the book’s introduction on this front: a problem with racism (as well as nativism) is that can easily lead to the simplistic fallacy: black is bad, white is good.  First of all, white culture is in big trouble (check our divorce rate). White race pride demands no refinement. In this vein, white racial pride actually retards needed cultural self-scrutiny. Secondly, the racist point of view ignores the fact that there are many great non-white American patriots and western citizens. Any movement that fails to acknowledge them can only lead to a partial reclamation of America.

While I invite you to peruse the many policy implications of culturism available at and in the final chapter of the book, herein, I will highlight just a few policy categories and concepts:

 First, we must spread the words ‘culturist’ and ‘culturism.’  Culturism is easily understood as the opposite of multiculturalism: it values unity not diversity.  And culturists believe in culturism and judge cultures.  Due to its simplicity, use by a single media figure, could spread these memes and undermine PC clamps on Western political discourse.  Rhetorically, saying, “I’m not racist,” and groveling is not a winning strategy.  Saying, “No, I am culturist.  I believe in culturism, not multiculturalism.  Isn’t cultural diversity real?  Can we talk about cultural diversity?” allows us to go on the offensive.  We need to be able to honestly discuss both the West having a culture and the negative aspects of cultures and cultural diversity; As a rhetorical strategy, being a ‘culturist’ for ‘culturism’ can help.

In countering multiculturalism, culturism implicitly acknowledges that the Western nations have traditional majority cultures. Germany has a culture.  England has a culture.  And, yes, the United States has a culture.  Moreover, the wider west shares a culture.  We are not Asia.  We are not Islamic.  Our culture, as the seminal culturist Matthew Arnold phrased it, has its roots in Athens and Jerusalem. This does not mean that there can be no Hindu temples in the West. But, our school curriculum, holidays and laws should acknowledge and promote our traditional majority cultures.  Plato is a Western hero; Vishnu is not.  In this manner, culturism also rebukes globalism.

In this vein, culturism recommends an ‘America First’ style foreign policy.  The idea that we can turn Iraq, Afghanistan and other Islamic nations into progressive, freedom-loving, rights-based democracies comes from total ignorance of cultural diversity.  With its ‘Clash of Civilizations’ model, culturism denounces the concept of ‘human rights.’ If the West falls, neither China nor the Middle East will promote the concept. Human rights are, in fact, western rights.  So, to protect ‘human rights,’ we need to start labeling them properly as ‘Western rights,’ and protect the West.  Thus saving ‘human rights’ means rejecting ‘humanitarian’ asylum laws.  We’re not the world.  Our laws and funds should help us, not prop up our enemies’ regimes.

Thus culturism suggests we focus our energies domestically. And, domestically, culturism differs from libertarian individualism. Western culture needs to get out of the gutter.  Culturists can argue this point based on biohistory and r/K theory, but common sense also bolsters the directive: stoned children from single-mother families do not often have the job skills that first – world economies require. And, yes, stripping down the welfare state will help enormously in this regard. But, in other realms laws can help bolster morality.  For example, zoning strip clubs out of city centers and censoring lewdness on public airwaves conveys morality.  Keeping drugs illegal does the same.  Our welfare laws are disastrous because they ignore morals. Our government policies should not be either culturally or morally neutral.

This gets us back to the first point in this section: using the words ‘culturism’ and ‘culturist’ can help clean up and direct our culture.  For example, we must say ‘culturist profiling, not ‘racial profiling.’  Far from arbitrary racism, statistics back up the need for culturist profiling of Muslims in airport security screening.  Using the term ‘culturist profiling’ clarifies the cultural rationality. ‘Culturist profiling’ also explains blacks in jail as it acknowledges black cultural dysfunction. Rather than fuel Black Lives Matter resentment, culturist profiling can lead black communities to self-scrutiny. In general, culturists judge cultures based on Western values. This reflexive cultural scrutiny, asking ‘What would Jesus, George Washington or Winston Churchill do?”, can help guide western culture.  As this applies to all of us, it is culturist, not racist.

Finally, as it is a primary concern of the Alt-Right generally, I wish to discuss the Islamic threat to the West. There is a range of culturists: ‘Absolute Culturists,’ believe we need to repatriate all Muslims now.  ‘Pragmatic Culturists,’ only want to deport those affiliated with radical mosques. Both sides wish to halt all Islamic immigration immediately. Both sides, recognize the necessity of culturist school curricula that says, ‘the West is the best and Islam is retarded.’ Both wish to prosecute Sharia courts. Similar culturist policy debates and agreements are had concerning the Latino threat to the United States. While not lock step on all methods, saving the West from Islam is a main priority of all culturists. 

While reasonable culturists will disagree about specific policies aimed at saving the West, none advocates the insane racist policy of removing all non-white people from the West.  Any such attempt, would not work in the United States.  And, so we come full circle to my opening paragraph. We culturists can acknowledge race as a potential cause of national division.  We can note races’ propensities. But, the solutions to our ailments do not lie there. Multiculturalists and globalists deny that the West has a core culture. We must not only acknowledge and celebrate our Western culture, but use it as a basis to protect and judge our specific nations and cultures.  We must have culturist immigration laws that question compatibility with western values. Herein lays a path to safeguarding and guiding our (like it or not) multi-racial nations.

Using culturist rhetoric, (rather than just sadly denying we’re racist), can once again make it safe for the West to have the rational discussions about culture that it so desperately needs. Take action! Spread the words ‘culturist’ and ‘culturism’ today!  It costs us nothing.  And, the words could quickly go viral and, thereby, aid us in saving the West.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Culturism and Modernism: An academic odyssey

Let’s take a journey together, towards my explosion, shall we?  I recently spoke at the annual English Language Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) conference in Busan, Korea.  On my panel, a young Chinese woman explained a book under the title ‘race, modernism, and modernity.’   The book’s 1930s protagonist, she told us, was racist because she believed that London was more modern than her Caribbean Island home.  The young Chinese woman argued that book’s presumption that London was modern and that the Caribbean was not justified imperialism.

Not wanting to embarrass her in front of the thirty or so audience members, after our talk, I asked her, “Don’t you believe in progress?”  If she said ‘No’ I would ask her if our replacing fire with light bulbs or if the West’s doubling our life span was a good thing.  To my surprise, she said she believed in progress.  She confessed that she was actually very right-wing!  “But, your speech said the Caribbean was just as modern as London!  Do you admit that it isn’t just racism, the West is more advanced?”  “Yeah,” she blushed, “I’ve been struggling with that.”  

This was the most hopeful confession I heard all day.  Because almost every other panel I went to focused on the West being racist.  “Why don’t black people write and Korean’s enjoy Science Fiction?” the keynote speaker, Shelley Streeby (UCSD), asked. Because Sci-Fi is written from the perspective male western racists conquering other planets and seeing their inhabitants as aliens.  “I’m sorry,” I muttered to myself, barely able to keep from screaming in the back of the room, “I don’t know much about Sci-Fi, but the Matrix was about fighting the imperial powers and so was Star Wars.  Star Trek’s main directive was to not interfere with other civilizations.”

I am in exile in Korea.  Conservatives do not get hired in western academia.  In my last Korean conference, I spoke for culturism and against multiculturalism.  I was allowed to speak.  In this conference I claimed that we need to use literary Darwinism to argue for conservative policies, just like Matthew Arnold did. (  In Korea, dissent is allowed.  But, still, the conferences featured many visiting American Marxists.  And, having been so brow beaten in American academia, I reflexively bite my tongue as they spewed their Marxist bile.  At the last session of the three-day conference, I finally exploded.

In a large crowded hall, Curtis Marez (UCSD) spoke of ‘Agribusiness and Farm Workers Futurisms.’  He argued that ‘White male heteronormative patriarchy’ was kept in place by agribusinesses fantasies of replacing Mexicans with robots.  A handrail rope around a robot at a1950s agricultural conference showed Whites’ desire to control Mexican sexuality.  A film from the same 1950s conference depicted white males as scientists and Mexicans as mere implementers.  Racist!  This, Marez said, with no sense of irony, even thought Mexicans had been ‘early adapters’ of video cameras in an attempt to ‘return the gaze.’  

In the same closing panel Miseong Woo (Yonsei University) wondered about what a new big futuristic building in Seoul, Korea (the Dongdaemun Design Plaza) said about Korea’s please in modernity.  She noted that it replaced a historic Korean baseball stadium.  And, that it featured western fashion shows and Andy Warhol exhibits.  She used this to wonder about Korea’s capitulation to the dominant Western vision of modernism.  Though subtle, she still portrayed the West as the oppressor, via standards of modernity, progress and development.

I could no longer bite my lip.  When they called for question my hand went up first.  Seeing my jut up, the moderator called on me. “I am a culturist and so opposed to multiculturalism in that I take culture seriously.  This whole conference has been premised on the idea that if the West is ahead, it is due to our racism and oppression.  But, perhaps the film shows more white male scientists because our Protestant culture’s love of education has led to more inventions!”  Then in a statement that brought audible gasps, I challenged the panelists, “Can you name one thing that a Mexican has invented?” There was a gasp and a silence.

Seizing the void I continued my exasperated rant, “As to modernism. It isn’t western any more!  You started your speech saying this was the decade of migration.  It is the decade of migration to the West!  Korea has only three percent foreigners and half of them are of Korean descent.  Modernity belongs to culturist countries that keep their culture in tact and united.  The Western cities, like LA and New York are museums of demise.  And why? Because they are third world.  You should take pride in your modern buildings.”

“Is there a question?” a butch-dyke ‘woman’ on the panel, who had spoken on Karaoke being a place of queer resistance to patriarchy, butted in to stop me.  And, she was right.  I was spewing frustration from days of biting my tongue.  “Well,” I scrambled, “could you comment on the possibility that the West was modern because its culture made it an inventor, not racism or oppression?”  I asked with a veneer of being collected.

“Well,” she said, “First of all, I have no idea what your talking about, LA is building a new building (I didn’t catch the building’s name) that is costing millions of dollars.  It is very modern. And, migration is everywhere.  Pilipino are going all over Asia. So, you’re just wrong.  And, it’s like you’re trying to rewrite history into some sort of Reagan-esque vision.” And then, completely unable to believe that anyone would say this, she gave me the ultimate sneer putdown. “It’s like your trying to say that we should be proud of America or something, that America is good.”

“Yes! Yes! Yes!  That is exactly it!”  I said with wild jabbing gestures.  At that the moderator stopped the horror, “We have no more time for questions.  Let’s thank the panelists.”  At the end, I tried to approach and speak with the panelists, but they refused to acknowledge my greetings!  And, I skipped the conference banquet as I sadly concluded that I had now also ruined my reputation in Korea and would be barred from speaking to this literature conference again.  Better to slink away and be anonymous. 

And, now for my take home lessons about modernity:  

Yes. The Sci-Fi looking modernist buildings the panelist discussed, pretend to be from outer space and look like they don’t come from any particular culture.  But, Sci-Fi buildings are not global. As my co-presenter would only secretly admit, the Caribbean does not have their own modernism and neither does Africa.  They only have dreams of developing.  Mexican modernism is an oxymoron.   Poor countries are poor.  Now here is the real shocker: modernism is no longer western, it is Asian.

Professor Woo was wrong.  I don’t care if LA is building a new building – it likely has a grand total of 10 sky scrapers and most of those are old.  Busan, the Korean city where the conference was held, has dozens of amazing skyscrapers.  And don’t even get me started on New York. It houses the most famous modernist building ever: Le Corbusier’s United Nation’s headquarters in New York City.  And, I note this because it is when the US became the UN it lost the first world character. But New York is largely just a museum of just such old modernist buildings. 

Woo’s was partially wrong. The modernist building was Korean.  Having a futuristic first-world economy depends on an educated population.  Asia has a long history of revering education and remembers it.  The US had the Protestant work ethic: the Puritans created Harvard 16 years after arriving on American shores.  But, having forgotten our cultural roots, we have fallen into multiculturalism, hedonism and relativism and so can no longer sustain modernist pretentions.  Korea is now modern in a way that the US is not.  It should take pride in its many amazing modern buildings.

Multiculturalism has caused our decline by undermining striving for progress.  It teaches us that all cultures are already equal. It denies our Protestant cultural history - the roots of our greatness. Worse yet - as this conference and my fight epitomized – multiculturalism says we should feel guilty for having taken pride in our culture.  As culture means nothing to western academics, they say our modernism only reflected western racism and imperialism.  And, this guilt, I would hazard, feeds the nihilistic hedonism in our culture.  

For us to be modern again, the West must once again become culturist!  It must acknowledge its traditional majority culture rooted in Protestantism and the Enlightenment.  Both parts gave us respect for education and a sense of having a calling concerning the future and the individual.  We must remember why we were called ‘the New World.’  We must reclaim the noble experiment that asks if individual men can rationally guide their individual and collective lives towards a brighter future.  Pride and a basis for being moral will follow.

OK.  Before ending my rant on modernism, I want to point out what isn’t modern: academics repeating 1960s clichés about western dominance and racism. Memo to Asia: please note how old western cities look; to stay modern, Asian conferences must not invite these sad western Marxist 1960s relics.  Be Asian, be culturist, be futurist, be modern, mock the West’s Marxist ‘academics.’   If you continue to invite and revere them, their PC, cultural marxists BS will cause you to go into exile and at that time, there may be no other modern nation into which to flee.

And so this academic journey to Asia comes to an end.  But, if you ever wish to see modernism, come to Seoul; go to Shanghai.  Along with ruminating about what could have been in the West, it will give you some optimism about mankind’s continuing journey towards the future.

Be Culturist! Judge Cultures! Islam is Retarded!

Islam is retarded!  Retard means, ‘to slow down the development or progress of (something); to hinder advance or accomplishment.’[i]   It also indicates subnormal mental abilities. Islam is retarded in several ways.  It seeks to bring us back to the 7th century.  In the 21st century, if that isn’t retarded, I don’t know what is.

We need to be able to say such things – to judge cultures!  It is not racist; it is culturist.   I don’t oppose mosques in the West because dark skinned people meet there.  I oppose mosques because they are temples to retardation!  What self-respecting progressive nation would encourage building temples to retardation?

Multiculturalism promotes retardation by asserting that old world cultures such as African tribes and Hinduism are equal to western culture.  Voodoo dolls and the caste system?  No thanks.  The same goes for Black ghetto culture.  It’s retarded. I am western.  I am into the first world.  I am a progressive, I believe in the future.  I am not a multiculturalist.  I am a culturist.  I judge cultures.

Christianity is not retarded.  Protestantism’s emphasis individual conscience paved the way for scientific inquiry.   A glance at history shows that the West’s combination of Jerusalem and Athens created modernity.  Social studies conclusively link Protestant culture and good government.[ii]  Churches support the culture that made democracy and science possible.  Churches are temples to man’s individual and collective improvement.

As one cannot separate culture and biology, I will go one step further in establishing that Islam is retarded.  Both Athens and Jerusalem emphasize conscious frontal lobe activity; It is because our frontal lobes are so big that we have human abilities.  Islam’s ritual and appeal to anger trigger activity in the cerebellum and amygdala (centers of movement and fear).  As such, Islam seeks to focus on parts of the brain we share with reptiles.  That is beyond mongoloid Down Syndrome retarded!

On the theme of biology, having pride increases serotonin levels and posture. [iii]   Western culturism - by taking pride in our futurist western culture and denigrating backwards cultures - physically increases western fitness.  Multiculturalism and Islam work to lower our standing; to make us equal to and lower than other cultures.  We will never progress as long as we think we’re equal to or below retarded cultures.  When we stand tall we give a sense of direction to ourselves and to the world. 

So spread these culturist thoughts: I judge cultures.  The West is the best.  Our culture increases life spans. Our culture invented the internet and water heaters.  Islam has invented nothing of any use.  Islamic culture is not equal to ours. Stoning women is retarded.  Islam is retarded!

[i] Merriam – Webster dictionary, retard,
[ii] Putnam, Robert, D., “E Pluribus Unum: Diversity and Community in the Twenty-first Century; The 2006 Johan Skytte Prize Lecture;” Scandinavian Political Studies, Vol. 30, Issue 2, pages 137–174, June 2007.
[iii] David M. Buss, “Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of Mind,” (Boston: Pearson Education Inc., 2012) p. 387.