Friday, March 29, 2019

PROPAGANDA REVIEW: “The Great Replacement” by presumably Brenton Tarrant (2019)

In which we provide readers the world over the official abridged version of the infamous New Zealand shooter’s widely banned and censored manifesto...

By: Jimbo X

Regardless of the political ideology, manifestoes are hardly ever, you know, good. Which may explain why people like Anders Breivik, Dylann Roof and Elliot Rodger pretty much had to embark on mass murder sprees to get others to read their musings, ‘cause there ain’t no other way anybody would be attracted to their nonsensical agitprop in the first place.

Well, you can now safely add Brenton Tarrant to the long, illustrious list of people who quickly posted shit on Scribd to explain why the had to go out and shoot a whole slew o’ people. Of course, there’s still some questions lingering about the New Zealand shooting (such as, just how many people were actually involved in carrying out the attacks), but it’s pretty much a given that Tarrant is responsible for a.) the notorious livestream feed that will net you 10 years in prison in New Zealand for even looking at it, and b.) The Great Replacement, a 72-page manifesto PDF uploaded shortly before the Christchurch carnage got underway.

Of course, we can’t confirm 100 percent that Tarrant is the author of the screed, but there’s enough carryover between the nature of the attack described in the tome and the attack itself that it seems more plausible that Tarrant is the penman as opposed to him not being the author.

Naturally, Scribd was quick to scrub the PDF from its website, and even long-time freedom of speech champions like The Internet Archive seem to be yanking down copies of the treatise left and right. Indeed, it’s getting pretty hard to find a copy of the manifesto without having to download or torrent it, which is why I’ve taken it upon myself to give you fine folks the official abridged IIIA version of the agitprop.

I’ll just get the obvious out of the way here earlier. No, IIIA does not condone what Tarrant did, nor do we think he’s even ideologically right about most shit. Rather, as a public service to those of you who live in countries where they’re really cracking down hard on this stuff, I wanted to give you the general gist of Tarrant’s screed, so you can — much to the chagrin of your respective government leaders — review the evidence for your goddamn self and then draw your own conclusions like an actual adult.

So now that we’ve got the “viewer discretion/the following opinions expressed here do not reflect the website’s views” boilerplate out of the way, howza’ bout we start dissecting and deconstructing this sucka’?

— Let’s start with the cover of the manifesto, why don’t we? As you no doubt saw at the top of the page yourself, the crudely designed artwork somewhat resembles one of those old Speak & Spell pinwheels, with each spoke representing another core tenant of the shooter’s Weltanschauung — i.e., “ethnic autonomy,” “responsible markets,” “addiction-free communities,” so on and so forth. The manifesto also sports the subtitle “We March Ever Forwards,” which is a.) further endorsement of the author’s hyper-collectivist views, and b.) further proof that these guys REALLY need to spell check their shit before posting it on Scribd.

— After a reference to Dylan Thomas, the author cuts to the chase: all of that death and destruction was to draw attention to plummeting Anglo-Saxon birth rates in the Western world. But let’s let the author put it in his (or her?) own words, why don’t we?

“Mass immigration and the higher fertility rates of the immigrants themselves are causing this increase in population. We are experiencing an invasion on a level never seen before in history. Millions of people pouring across our borders, legally. Invited by the state and corporate entities to replace the White people who have failed to reproduce, failed to create the cheap labour, new consumers and tax base that the corporations and states need to thrive.

This crisis of mass immigration and sub-replacement fertility is an assault on the European people that, if not combated, will ultimately result in the complete racial and cultural replacement of the European people.”

— Then there’s a whole buncha’ Wikipedia links slapped together that the author suggests is conclusive proof of “white genocide” takin’ place throughout Western civilization. Then he starts talking about how mass immigrations leading to the degradation of the white man’s soul:

“To return to replacement fertility levels is priority number one. But it is no simple task.There are myriad reasons behind the decline in fertility rates and the destruction of the traditional family unit. We must inevitably correct the disaster of hedonistic, nihilistic individualism. But it will take take some time, time we do not have due to the crisis of mass immigration. Due to mass immigration we lack the time scale required to enact the civilizational paradigm shift we need to undertake to return to health and prosperity. Mass immigration will disenfranchise us,subvert our nations, destroy our communities, destroy our ethnic binds, destroy our cultures, destroy our peoples.”

Remember: not capitalizing things is a dog whistle for white supremacy.

— The next couple of pages are done in a Q&A format, with the author providing what I suppose are the mass homicide equivalent of press kit FAQs. From the outset, the author describes himself as 28-year-old white Aussie who didn’t go to college but made some decent money playin’ the Bitcoin markets. Summing himself up, he said he went on a rampage to get revenge for Ebba Akerlund (a young child plowed down by a Muslim terrorist a few years back), to agitate his political rivals and to “repeal foreign invaders.” Let’s just find ourselves an illustrative passage and block quote the shit outta’ that sucker, why don’t we?

“To incite violence, retaliation and further divide between the European people and the invaders currently occupying European soil. To avenge those European men and women lost in the constant and neverending wars of European history who died for their lands, died for their people only to have their lands given away to any foreign scum that bother to show up. To agitate the political enemies of my people into action, to over extend their own hand and experience the eventual backlash. To show the effect of direct action, lighting a path forward for those that wish to follow.

A path for those that wish to free their ancestors lands from the invaders grasp and to be a beacon for those that wish to create a lasting culture, to tell them they are not alone. To create an atmosphere of fear and change in which drastic,powerful and revolutionary action can occur. To add momentum to the pendulum swings of history, further destabilizing and polarizing Western society in order to eventually destroy the current nihilistic, hedonistic, individualistic insanity that has taken control of Western thought. To drive a wedge between the nations of NATO that are European and the Turks that also make a part of the NATO forces, thereby turning NATO once more into a united European army and pushing the Turkey once more back to the true position of a foreign, enemy force.”

— Although he doesn’t really explain how, the author also says he’s hopeful the massacre leads to super-duper-incivility over the Second Amendment, which would in turn spark a civil war ideally resulting in armed-to-the-teeth ethno-nationalists reclaiming the country. So yeah, in a way, you can almost describe this manifesto as crossover fanfiction between Camp of the Saints, The Turner Diaries AND Unintended Consequences.

— The author recounts the April 7, 2017, terror attack in Sweden, which claimed the life of that aforementioned deaf Scandinavian child. That moment, he writes, shattered his own “jaded cynicism like a sledgehammer.” From there, he said he was further pushed to the brink of violent political extremism by the results of France’s 2017 P.M. election, although the straw that truly broke the camel’s back was when the author went to France and was agog over just how many brown people lived there.

— The author said he contacted “the reborn Knights Templar” for their blessing before carrying out the attack. Naturally, it sounds like a buncha’ Dungeons and Dragons bullshit he cooked up while smoking crystal meth, but I’ll let you determine for yourself whether his description of the shadowy group is for realz or for the lulz:

“The total number of people in these organizations is in the millions, the total number of groups in the thousands. People from every walk of life, in every place of employment and field but disproportionately employed in military services and law enforcement. Unsurprisingly, ethno-nationalists and nationalists seek employment in areas that serve their nations and community. I would estimate the number of soldiers in European armed forces that also belong to nationalist groups to number in the hundreds of thousands, with just as many employed in law enforcement positions.”

— The author claims to have planned the attack for two years, but didn’t decide on that particular location until three months ago. He also writes that he originally wanted to attack a mosque in Dunedin, but changed his mind to go after the ones in Christchurch, Linwood and Ashburton instead. He said he was especially butthurt over the one in Ashburton, being a converted church and a simple of cultural takeover and all of that jazz.

— Well, this Tarrant fella’ might be a brass-balled racist, but one thing he claims he ain’t is homophobic. Indeed, he says he doesn’t care what the LGBT folks do, as long as “they are loyal to their peoples.” He also said Sir Oswald Mosley is the historical figure he most closely relates to, and while he appreciates Donald Trump as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose” he absolutely loathes him as a policy maker and national leader.

— He writes that he supports Brexit, even though he thinks Front National is a buncha’ “milquetoast civic nationalist boomers.”

Huh. A self-avowed national socialist being opposed to capitalism. Who'd thunk it.

— He notes the irony of committing an anti-immigrant hate murder-a-thon, when he himself is technically an immigrant, as well. But he turns that on its head by saying “An Australian living in New Zealand is much the same as an Austrian living in Bavaria. They aren’t going to ethnically replace the people, nor change the nations culture.They are the same people, they are the same culture.”

— Time for the LULZ, ya’ll! He said he was radicalized the most by black conservative Candace Owens and suggests Spyro the Dragon 3 and Fortnite “taught him to floss on corpses of enemies.”

— He says, politically, he started off as a commie, then became an anarchist, then a libertarian before going “full eco-fascist.”

— He says he read the manifestoes by Dylann Roof and Anders Breivik … the latter of whom he calls “Knight Justiciar Breivik,” which I think we can all agree is a pretty damn fruity thing to say.

— He describes why he believes he will ultimately be released from prison: “I do not just expected to be released, but I also expect an eventual Nobel Peace Prize. As was awarded to the terrorist Nelson Mandela once his own people achieved victory and took power. I expect to be freed in 27 years from my incarceration, the same number of years as Mandela, for the same crime.”

— He writes that the original draft of the manifesto was a colossal 240 pages long, but he deleted the whole diatribe in a moment of “unbridled self-criticism” two weeks before the attack and had to write a new one from scratch.

— More LULZ! He makes a reference to that trite "What the fuck did you just fuck say about me" copypasta, and if you thought it was trite, overly long and horrifically unhumorous online, just wait until you’ve gotta’ play through this shit on the printed page.

— Shh! Don’t tell your liberal friends, but apparently, the author thinks climate change is a real thing, and considers overpopulation to be one of its chief drivers.

— Following an altered version of Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The Beginnings,” the author gives the following message to those who identify as conservatives: “Western culture is trivialized, pulped and blended into a smear of meaningless nothing, with the only tenets and beliefs seemingly held to are the myth of the individual, the value of work (productivity for the benefit of your capitalist owners) and the sovereignty of private property (to ensure none of us get grand ideas of taking the unearned wealth of our owners).”

— He asks Christians “what would Pope Urban II do?” and says he wants to boot Antifa/Marxists/Communists to death, describing them as “anti-white scum.”

— He implores Turks to "flee to your own lands,"  adding that he and his homicially violent ethno-supremacist kindred won't fuck with them as long as they stay on the east side of the Bosphorus.

— There’s some More Mosley quotes, and the author suggests European men are mostly responsible for their own ethnic replacement. Then he lists a whole bunch of Muslim sex crimes committed in England, mostly via links to the Wikipedia pages on Rotherham, Derby, Halifax, Rochdale, Telford, etc. He also brings up the alleged gang rapes that transpired in Ashfield and Sydney, urging readers to “ kill the rapists and hang their families.”

— Per the author, diversity is weakness,  while "unity, purpose, trust, traditions, nationalism and racial nationalism is what provides strength."

— I think this passage on the radicalization of young, white men on the Web speaks for itself, and as such, I’ll let you cull your own intrinsic meaning from it:

“They see the decay all around them, plummeting, free-falling birth rates all across the Western world. Millions of invaders landing on our shores, conquering our towns and without a single shot fired in response. Broken families with soaring divorce rates, that’s if they even bother to get married at all. Suicide rates climbing year by year, not just for adults, by even teens and children as well and the only time people seem to even notice is when one of their own idols commits the act (singers, sports stars, actors). Drug use at all levels of society, in all age groups, any source of distraction or relief to escape a culture of nihilism. Rampant urbanization and industrialization, ever expanding cities and shrinking forests, a complete removal of man from nature, with the obvious results. Pedophile politicians, pedophile priests and pedophile pop stars, demonstrating to all the true depravity of our age. Art and beauty subverted beyond all recognition, bauhaus travesties replacing nouveau wonders, soulless metropolitan architecture of glass and steel reflecting no society, no culture, no people and therefore belonging everywhere, and nowhere. Suicidal, nihilistic and degenerate pop icons produced from a dead culture: Michael Jackson (pedophile, self hating, self mutilating, opioid addict); Madonna (degenerate,drug addict, childless, whore, anti-christian, pro miscegenation) Kurt Cobain (suicidal, drug addict, self-hater, anti-social), Freddy [SIC] Mercury (lifelong identity crisis, lifelong battle with hedonism and drug use, eventual death due to sexual hedonism) just to name a few. Empty nurseries, full casinos, empty churches and full mosques, entropy in blitz speed. Politicians writ [SIC] in the same ink as Eligabolus [SIC], worshiping all that is foreign, poisonous and subversive.”

— Continuing, the author writes that radicalization is the only rational response to the degeneracy of suicidal, nihilistic, multicultural, egalitarian society. But he’s also highly anti-individualism and anti-capitalism, so you really can’t say he’s following a traditional conservative worldview here.

— According to the author, green nationalism is the only true nationalism: “For too long we have allowed the left to co-opt the environmentalist movement to serve their own needs. The left has controlled all discussion regarding environmental preservation whilst simultaneously presiding over the continued destruction of the natural environment itself through mass immigration and uncontrolled urbanization, whilst offering no true solution to either issue. There is no Green future with never ending population growth, the ideal green world cannot exist in a World of 100 billion 50 billion or even 10 billion people. Continued immigration into Europe is environmental warfare and ultimately destructive to nature itself.”

— So, naturally, in the next passage, he commands readers to murder several high profile leaders (among them, Angela Merkel, Recep Erdogan and Sadiq Khan) with drones and cement trucks.

— From there, there’s a couple of pages where the author tries to sound all philosophical and highfalutin, using prose like “there is no sheltered meadow” in really oblique terms. Then he comments on how the memes are literally being weaponized for a racial holy war: “Whilst we may use edgy humour and memes in the vanguard stage, and to attract a young audience, eventually we will need to show the reality of our thoughts and our more serious intents and wishes for the future. For now we appeal to the anger and black comedic nature of the present, but eventually we will need to show the warmth and genuine love we have for our people.”

— In the battle for hearts and minds, the author argues that emotions are more powerful propaganda tools than any facts. “Be creative, be expressive, be emotional and above all be passionate,” he writes. “These are the things that speak to people, connect people, drive people. Paint, write, sing, dance, recite poetry. Hell, even meme. Create memes, post memes, and spread memes. Memes have done more for the ethno-nationalist movement than any manifesto. Above all, just don’t be stale,placid and boring. No one is inspired by Jeb Bush.”

— There’s this LONG spiel about race traitors, concluding with the author urging readers “to kill your local anti-white CEO.” As an aside, for an unabashed racist, not once in the screed does the author ever use the dreaded “n-word,” nor does he really say much of anything antagonistic towards the Jews. You know, just a funny observation.

— Oh, almost forgot, he also wants you to “kill your local drug dealers.” Apparently, he’s got a vendetta against both the hard, street-level stuff like crack and heroin as well as the “legalized” mind-destroyers a’la Oxycontin and alcohol.

— The author rugers readers to “leave no vipers’ nest unburnt” and commands white people to refrain from engaging in suburban flight; rather, he commands his melanin-deficient kin to retake their homeland’s inner cities:

“In every country, on every continent, those that are in the minority are oppressed. If you become a social, political or ethnic minority it will always lead to your oppression. Whether they are a political minority and therefore lose the control of the majority of power, and thus lose control of the laws and regulations that define public life or those that are the cultural minority find that art in all its forms is created and controlled by a different audience, from a different people from a different history, with differing ideals and experiences and therefore they find themselves isolated, excluded and removed from the creation of contemporary culture. Those that find themselves born linguistically in the minority suffer daily, as the conversation of life excludes them, the mass media isolates them and businesses turn them away, as does the societies speech itself. Finally there are those that find themselves in the ethnic or racial minority and find their very own genes being bred out of existence through miscegenation and differing racial birth rates. The same people will find themselves gradually less and less represented both politically and culturally, becoming essentially foreigners in their own lands. MINORITIES ARE NEVER TREATED WELL, DO NOT BECOME ONE.

The movement may begin in Poland, Austria, France, Argentina, Australia, Canada or even Venezuela, but the movement will begin and when it does, be ready to throw your weight behind your people, with full force.”

— There’s some more rallying the troops bullshit, like "accept death, embrace infamy, achieve victory," etc. Then he said there’s no democratic solution, and that “NGOs are traiter organizations.”

— Ultimately, the author writes that a “new society” forged around a greater focus on family values and gender norms is needed to save Western culture. “Victors write the history and the writers of history control the cultural climate of the present time,” he declares. “ If you lose, no matter how you acted in your loss; whether that is heroically, cowardly, violently, peacefully, virtuously or criminally, if your enemies are writing the history they will describe you as a devil. Do not fret on the manner of how victory is achieved, all methods are possible, in the face of ethnic genocide, all morality is ambiguous. Win first, write the story later. An act, which morals you doubt in the present, will be writ [SIC] by your people in wonder and admiration in the books of history.”

— Time for some more Camp of the Saints-inspired shit:

“If we wait until the majority of the boomers begin to pass (between 2028-2038 depending on individual nations and life expectancies) than it will be too little, too late. As by this time the invaders and occupiers of lands, non-Europeans, numbers will swollen to a staggering size, due to both mass immigration and the differing birthrates between the native European people and these invaders. Also, relying on this time period for our victory holds a second major disadvantage, that being vulnerability to foreign invasion,most likely from the east, specifically China; Turkey; India or some combination of the three. This time of possible instability will also be a at a time where our potential nation enemies in the East will be reaching their own zeniths of power. We must not be in a chaotic, life or death civil war at a time when our rival nations are at their peak of dominance. The risk is too great. We attack as soon as possible, we attack with force and we achieve stability and play defense as the boomers pass, not during their passing, not after.”

— Then there’s some more effete flowery prose bullshit, and then the author drops this absolute dime about the need for “accelerationism.”

So basically, he's encouraging readers to unironically vote for Bernie Sanders.

— Continuing, the author describes capitalist markets as the mortal foes of racial autonomists, declaring "cheap labour and all consuming industry are not ideals, block foreign goods from white markets" and "refuse to import modern slaves.”

— And here’s the author going full tilt with his U.S. Civil War 2.0 fantasies:

“In the United States, perhaps more than anywhere else in the world, the cult of the individual has been practiced for the longest time and with the deepest devotion. Luckily for us, the end results of this deracialized, irreligious and deculturized program show themselves. The United States is in turmoil, more so that at any other time in history. States hate other states, the electoral college is under attack at every turn and the races are at each other's throats. On top of this is a two party political system, split by racial, social, cultural, linguistic and class divides. The end result is a nation in gridlock, unable to respond to any great change, unable to commit to any great projects. A political and social stalemate that makes any advancement impossible. Meanwhile the 10,000 ton boulder of demographic change rolls ever forward, gaining momentum and possibly destroying all in its path. Eventually, when the white population of the USA realizes the truth of the situation, war will erupt.

Soon the replacement of the whites within Texas will hit its apogee and with the non-white political and social control of Texas; and with this control, the electoral college will be heavily stacked in favor of a democratic victory so that every electoral cycle will be a certainty. After an election cycle or two with certain Democratic victory, those remaining, non democratic voting, non brainwashed whites will see the future clear before them, and with this knowledge realize the impossibility of a diplomatic or political victory. Within a short time regular and widespread political, social and racial violence will commence. In this tempest of conflict is where will be strike [SIC], a strong, unified, ethnically and culturally focused pro-white, pro-European group will be everything the average white family need and long for.”

— The author commands readers to not pay their taxes, drops a William Ernest Henley quote, gives us another shitty Deviantart poem about “Europa” rising, and we FINALLY arrive at the last page, which is a shoddily assembled photo collage of white babies, soldiers and people hiking with their dogs, which, yeah, is pretty much the whitest thing I can think of, too.

Well, I’m not going to say too much about the sociopolitical content of the manifesto, because honestly, the thing is so over the place that it would take me three or four additional articles to adequately cover all the bases. But as the case with The Unabomber’s infamous treatise, you can’t help but pull a few granules of incontestable truth out of the screed. Never in history has there been a peaceful ethnic takeover, and as pie in the sky as some of the Aussie’s hot takes may be, in a couple of years we might be looking back on his preachings as eerily prescient.

Substantively, the treatise is lacking, but style-wise, it’s a sopping wet mess — a jambalaya of seething racial jeremiads, unskillfully buttressed by unfunny memes and downright terrible attempts at sounding well-read and literate in classical English prose. Let’s just put it this way: judging from what’s included here, the dude probably has a better shot at becoming your colleges’ next diversity officer than he does of EVER becoming a real, published author.

Needless to say, The Great Replacement  isn’t a good read, and if it’s enlightening in any regard, it’s probably by complete accident. Of course, we here at IIIA are adamantly opposed to censorship of any and all sociopolitical screeds, and frankly, I think “banning” the treatise from publication only serves to a.) make it more desirable, just out of morbid curiosity, and b.) gives it the false perception that its contents are so well-thought out and well-expressed that they almost justify the shooter’s actions, and thus, must be verboten to prevent others from carrying out the same deadly missions.

But really, Tarrant’s treatise is just more ideological bullshit, no different than the crap spewed by Michael Moore or Bill Maher or what you’d find in the literary works of Marx and Lenin. It’s just ideas, and ideas alone can’t motivate someone to kill … rather, that’s the conscious, deliberate, premeditated actions of a single person, choosing to act of their own accord.

At the end of the day, The Great Replacement is just another shitty book written by a shitty person who — at absolute best — can only be described as half-right about his ideological underpinnings. If you want a book that will shine a light onto why people commit horrendous acts of mass violence, this particular tome won’t give you too much insight, nor will it change your sociopolitical perspective on anything.

But to say people should be forbidden from reading it, if they so choose, isn’t just wrongheaded, it’s a million times more dangerous than anything Tarrant states in his manifesto. And at the end of the day, it’s politically disadvantageous to censor and ban such materials — I mean, instead of inadvertently promoting the dude as some sort of brilliant criminal genius, wouldn’t you WANT the waiting world to see how clunky his own philosophical perspective is, and how utterly unrealistic and impractical his fantastical ideals actually are?

Shit, all those run-on sentences is probably enough to deter one or two shooting sprees, I’d surmise …

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