The National Review Doubles-Down and States That Middle Class Whites Are Responsible for Their Own Fate, But STILL Need to Die, and Must Take Responsibility for Their Own Deaths

Working-Class Whites Have Moral Responsibilities — In Defense of Kevin Williamson

NRO is seriously in WTF fun-house-mirror territory now, but if you have been paying attention, they have been there for years, if not decades. NRO just needs to die.

I have no idea who they think they appeal to anymore, but this is what happens when largely apolitical writers with expectations of advancement in a lefty controlled field infest your organization. It just goes incoherent and starts staking its fate on moronically illogical premises. The only thing that needs to die is NRO, as it is obviously compromised. Every writer still employed there is bucking for a better gig somewhere else and is so vested in mouthing the shibboleths of the mainstream left (while protecting their own future economic viability), that they have no legitimacy left.

This very fact is what makes the vast majority of professional conservative writers milquetoast at best (and duplicitous back-stabbers at worst), with maybe the last holdouts of honest, authentic legitimacy being at Taki’s Mag, and maybe a scant few other places.

The original article is now stuffed behind a paywall, but you can see lots of excerpts over at the Daily Caller. There is no reason to give the NR one dime of your money.

  • xavier

    Yeah I read the defense at the National review website and my jaw hit the floor. I was quite shocked and I really couldn’t understand the vociferous diatribe. I don’t think that the American lower class has degenerated like in Hobert’s Gin alley. I’ve always assumed that they got a raw deal and have become deeply demoralized
    In any case, I think Anglophone conservatism needs to review its origins i.e a ressourcement

  • Badmouth a honkie. Sounds like sport for the anointed class (of perpetually offended small minds).

    Without honkies, the world would look like the Muslim world, or the black world. Wouldn’t that be special.

    And even the “advanced” parts of the Asian world would be shit holes if they had not followed the honkie road map for success.

    Blame a honkie. Or buy your wife a burka and move to Saudi Arabia.

  • It’s a pity, I used to enjoy much about NRO nut this nonsense has revealed a disturbing trait that I may not be able to overlook.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      They might have had occasional individual bright spots, but not a single authentic conservitive seems to last long there.
      The whole NRO edifice is an intellectual cull de sack designed to keep us naval gazing and wasting time deciding on what a real conservitive is, when it doesn’t matter if no action is ever taken.
      Things are worse than we ever imagined, and the game far more rigged than we dreamed possible.

  • Spatchcocked

    Yes I too used to enjoy NRO…..but when I saw them lose their shit over Trump I saw it all…
    They’re part of the problem, the circle jerk of

    They portrayed themselves as sober sensible second thought REAL conservatives…but never seemed to pick up the ball and run with it for the people…

    They’re trying to preserve their spot at the trough…….in fear and loathing of a paradigm shift in realities.

    It’s a revolution baby…….

  • Jay Currie

    Part, though not all, of NR’s problem comes from attempting to develop a “secular” conservatism in the face of the decline of the Episcopalian church and the rise of the yecchy evangelicals. The Catholic world had its own challenges but the collapse of the “respectable”, moderate Episcopalian church took the P out of WASP. What followed was the erosion of the more responsible ends of white privilege such as the universities, the professions and finance. As those were gutted the previously principled conservatism of much of NR lost its moorings and began to drift on the largely liberal intellectual tide.

  • Spatchcocked

    19th century Evangelism made a massive difference in the orderliness relative comfort and civility of Great Britain.
    No possible harm can come of people espousing and practicing Christian principles.

  • binks webelf

    Firing Steyn? That was the last straw that broke the camel’s back. NRO has been a funhouse of faux conservatism (read, anything slightly right of the Left) for years. Never subscribed, never will.

  • Spatchcocked

    Firing Derb was a dastardly cowardly act….

    • 3MileLimit

      True! He’s a brilliant, brave and hilarious intellectual. He spoke the truth and had to go.

  • To be fair to Williamson, he’s obviously saying that these “communities” deserve to die. Not that the individuals, who he holds in such contempt, do. Anyway, here’s the comment I left:

    “These are strong words, but they are fundamentally true and important to say.”

    Is that what you told John Derbyshire when you fired him for a piece he wrote, in a different publication no less?

  • Dana Garcia

    Blue collar Americans absolutely have been victimized and impoverished by the ruling class using its globalization strategy for accumulating wealth. Whole industries have been sent abroad for cheap manufacturing and excess immigrants have been admitted to work in the remaining non-moveable businesses.

    Pat Buchanan has been writing about the damage of economic globalization for years, including recently:

    Williamson is an ignorant ahistorical jerk.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    All too often, personal responsibility is the sneering excuse piled on the little guy to cover up the institutional irresponsibility of the rulers and their financiers.

  • Spatchcocked

    Donald Trump is the progenitor of the “Great Awakening”…..while the inheritors of the Republic slumbered in comfort and excess a vile conspiracy was loosed upon them….
    But the people awoke from their sleep and rose up to reclaim their birthright. And for their ancestors they wrested the land they built and defended with their blood and sinew from the treasonous betrayers among them.
    Then a new Republic fresh from the mephitic fog of moral dialectic sprang into being……

  • 3MileLimit

    It’s obvious that both Whites and non-Whites have high expectations of Whites, otherwise you wouldn’t be seeing these open physical and verbal attacks coming at Whitey, since the 60’s. It’s infuriating having to see this double standard, but it gives me a level of comfort only because when those high expectations of Whites are no more, it would mean the filthy Left had met their vicious, destructive goal.

  • NR is still congratulating itself for publishing Whittaker Chambers’s smackdown of Ayn Rand. Now, 50 years later, they’re publishing their own “To a gas chamber, go!” manifesto.