Roy Batty (with Andrew Anglin)
November 20, 2018
If the magic Paki Allum Bokhari doesn’t mention Daily Stormer in this article, I’m going to get mad.
We’re used to Russian dissidents, Chinese dissidents, Iranian dissidents, and Saudi Arabian dissidents. But those who rightly believe the west is superior to authoritarian regimes must now contend with a troubling trend — the rise of the western dissident.
I’ll fucking say.
There are now hundreds of us.
Chief among them is Julian Assange, who for a half-decade has been forced to live in the tiny Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has claimed political asylum since 2011. Assange claimed that he would be extradited to the U.S. to face charges over his work at WikiLeaks if he left the embassy, and was routinely mocked as paranoid for doing so.
This week, we learned that Assange was right and his critics were wrong. Thanks to a clerical error by the U.S. attorney’s office in Alexandria, Virginia, reporters were able to confirm the existence of sealed criminal charges against the WikiLeaks founder.
Lol, that was pretty funny. And it probably felt pretty vindicating for Assange and for paranoid people in general.
The article is hardly revolutionary, but the fact that Bokhari is raising these questions in a very direct manner in a normie-tier publication is cause for optimism.
Now, Meme-Stream Media like the Daily Stormer is far ahead of the pack in terms of sounding the alarm about the alarming trends in the West towards repression of CrimeThink by the left, aimed at the right.
Often times, we sound the bell, but it feels like no one hears it.
Or rather, it feels like only one person hears us.
It turns out that this is not the case. There is simply a lag. We put this stuff out there, let it stew in the collective consciousness, and eventually, the rest of the right catches up to our position.
Repression has already started. And unless something is done to curb it, it’s only going to get worse from here on out.
Julian Assange, a left-libertarian may share little ideological ground with right-wing critics of Islam. But they all share at least one thing: persecution by western states coupled with anti-establishment political speech or activities. They are also targets of the security establishment — Assange because of leaks that have exposed their secrets, and the populists because they refuse to censor themselves to avoid angering Muslims. (The UK justified its attempted ban of Geert Wilders by arguing that his presence in the country could lead to “inter-faith violence.”)
We also see attacks on free speech, with governments and politicians across the west pressuring Silicon Valley to suppress its critics. An unaccountable, unelected elite can sweep away a person’s livelihood in minutes, and cut their political message off from millions of American citizens. As I wrote in my column two weeks ago, the overarching trend is the gradual destruction or delegitimization of every tool, digital or otherwise, that non-elites use to express their preferences. Does that sound like a free society, or a controlled one?
He’s got a point.
You know, the same point we’ve been repeating for a year and a half now – that point.
You don’t have to agree with any of the individuals or groups listed above to see that surveilling political parties, blocking journalists from entering countries, jailing critics of religion, upholding blasphemy laws and censoring the net is the behavior of authoritarian nations, not liberal democracies. Yet this is the disturbing pattern we now see in the west.
Worse, foreign authoritarian regimes now provide safe harbor for western dissidents, in the same way that the west does for foreign dissidents. Edward Snowden, accused of violating the U.S. Espionage Act of 1917 for blowing the whistle on the NSA’s mass surveillance of Americans, has for years resided safely in Russia
Will there now be a quid pro quo, with Russia and other authoritarian regimes protecting our dissidents while the west protects theirs?
God, I hope so.
But for that to happen, Russia needs to get its shit together.
Or will western countries remain true to their liberal traditions, and stop its alarming attempts to surveil, suppress, and persecute a growing number of its own citizens?
I don’t know. That question is up in the air and in the hands of one man at this point.
We’ll see within the next 2 years, won’t we?
On present trends, a dark and dystopian future seems to loom on the horizon.
Yeah, no kidding.
And not even any flying cars or holograms to make it interesting.
None of this:
And all of this:
Unless we stop these scheming kikes, close the borders and start bailing out bilge-water brown people straight into the sea, shit is going to get real dark, real fast.
Belatedly, it seems that even slowpoke Breitbart is realizing that they’re next on the chopping block.
Wow, Anglin, that’s a little harsh on ol’ Allum. Though I’ve heard on good authority he’s got a good sense of humor about such things.
This realization, however, is still not enough for them to admit, (not even talking about endorse or giving a fair shake or anything) but just admit that the Stormer was the first to be attacked and set the template for the shutdowns what would follow.
Now, at the beginning of my piece, I said I’d be mad… but I guess, in the end, I’m just a little sad that they still don’t wanna be friends.
But consider this: Breitbart can’t afford to take the same kind of beating that we did.
When they get hit, they’ll start sinking quick.
And I won’t even gloat or nothing, honest!
I’ll just be a little sad.