The Shabogans are the invisible underclass on Gallifrey. The plebs. The nobodies. The skivvies.  They're not the posh drop-outs.  They're not the soup-making rustics.  They're the unseen guttersnipes trapped inside the Capitol. They always leave the room just before you enter it.  They're the vandals who shoot stasers at the Seal of Rassilon. And maybe, sometimes, they do more than that. Maybe they riot. Maybe they erect barricades. Maybe they throw stones. Maybe they daub things like "GALLIFREY WILL NEVER BE HAPPY UNTIL THE LAST CASTELLAN HAS BEEN HANGED WITH THE GUTS OF THE LAST CARDINAL" on the walls of the Time Toilets. Because if there is hope, it lies in the Shabogans.

I'm Jack Graham.  Gothic Marxist.  Advocate of the struggle in terms of the strange.  Shakespearean villain.  Doctor Who fan.  Less an organic intellectual than a one-man morbid symptom. 

And I did this:

 

Maps of Meaninglessness

One of the quintessential aesthetic markers of our current cultural predicament is the online political spectrum.  Half pseudo-graph, half meme, it is a largely crude and homemade phenomenon.  It is both provocation and ‘cargo cult’ intellectualism.  It is especially beloved of the more gonzo elements within the online far-Right.  People create these things in their spare time.  As ludicrous as they usually are, they represent a tragically doomed attempt by confused and disoriented people (if also often sinister and dangerous ones) to understand a world which seems to them to be increasingly inexplicable, complicated, and menacing.  Indeed, they often reveal an attempt to understand a history which is somehow retroactively also becoming more inexplicable, complicated, and menacing.  They reveal the scared befuddlement of their makers even as they boastfully claim confident certainty.  One of the tragic things about these images is that they show people reaching for a way to express their fuzzy sense of political categories as complex, interrelated, liminal and evolving.  They are stunted and flailing attempts to engage in dialectics.  

(Dialectical thinking is, on a very base level, an attempt to systematise, and make scientific, the common sense intuitions that most people bring to their world ...

I Don't Speak German, Episode 27 - White Nationalism in the Pacific Northwest.

This week, Daniel talks to journalists Shane Burley and Alexander Reid Ross about white nationalism in the Pacific Northwest.

Content warnings.

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I Don't Speak German, Episode 26 - 'Might is Right' and Mass Shootings

In the wake of recent dreadful events, Daniel decided to talk to Jack about the ideology of mass shootings, especially with reference to the 'Might is Right' tract cited by one of the killers.

Content warnings.

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Show Notes:

"Might is Right" at RationalWiki: https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Might_is_Right

"Might Is Right" full text at the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/cu31924029107907/page/n3

"Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting," at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilroy_Garlic_Festival_shooting

Santino William Legan: Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooter's Instagram Page: "https://heavy.com/news/2019/07/santino-william-legan-gilroy-shooters-instagram/"

"“Read ‘Might Is Right’ by Ragnar Redbeard,” Legan wrote. His caption further asked rhetorically, “Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white twats?”"

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From Might Is Right, Chapter Three:

"You have only to look at some men, to know that they belong to an inferior breed. Take the Negro for example. His narrow cranial developittent, his prognathous jaw, his projecting lips, his wide nasal aperture, his simian disposition, his want of forethought, originality, and mental capacity: are all peculiarities strictly inferior. Similar language may be applied to the Chinaman, the Coolie ...

I Don't Speak German, Episode 25 - Deconstructing the CV/Striker Debate (with CV Vitolo-Haddad)

In a fun episode, Daniel chats with CV Vitolo-Haddad about CV's recent debate with Eric Striker.

Content warnings.

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The Striker/CV debate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAm3qijUWUk&t=5073s

Eric Striker dox from the SPLC: https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/05/01/prolific-alt-right-propagandists-identity-confirmed

Eric Striker (@AarickStriger) complains about snitches. Which are really just people Striker is frightened of. https://twitter.com/AarickStriger/status/1153503065649176576

 

Shabcast Returns - Kit Power, 'The Finite' & 'Tommy'

The long awaited (by a small number of people with extremely good taste) return of the Shabcast.  I chat with Kit Power about his new books, a non-fiction book about the movie Tommy and, more particularly, his new novella The Finite.

Instantly one of my personal favourite ever Shabcasts.

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Mild content warnings and spoilers

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Show Notes:

Tommy from PS Publishing

The Finite from Black Shuck Books

Kit's previous books Godbomb and A Warning...

Kit's column 'My Life in Horror' at Ginger Nuts of Horror, via his recent piece on Where The Wind Blows

Discussion between George Daniel Lea, Laura Mauro, and Kit on Where The Wind Blows

Kit guests on an episode of They Must Be Destroyed on Sight! talking about Tommy (and Parents)

Wrong With Authority Footnote episode on George Romero movies Martin and The Crazies, featuring Kit and Daniel Harper

 

I Don't Speak German, Episode 24 - Conspiracy Theories and Online Radicalisation (with David Neiwert)

This week, Daniel is joined by special guest David Neiwert, author of Alt-America and The Eliminationists, to discuss conspiracy theories and online radicalisation, Andy Ngo and concrete milkshakes, and David's recent temporary Twitter suspension.

Content warnings, as always.

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Show Notes:

Alt-America

Alt-America at Amazon

David Neiwert's Orcinus blog

David Neiwert Twitter Suspension

David Neiwert discusses his Twitter suspension

Andy Ngo commits journalistic malpractice about hate crimes, a David Neiwert Twitter thread

Video of skirmish involving Andy Ngo

Vic Berger, "Andy Ngo Attacked! (In Context)"

I Don't Speak German Episode 23 - Andrew Anglin and The Daily Stormer

This episode, Daniel tells Jack all about Andrew Anglin and The Daily Stormer.  Heavy duty content warnings for both show and notes below.

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Cantwell news:

"As co-defendants fight discovery, Cantwell threatens lawyer," The Daily Progress. https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/as-co-defendants-fight-discovery-cantwell-threatens-lawyer/article_619851ce-8ad9-599b-88fa-6f289e90d400.html

"On June 18 Cantwell posted an article about Roberta Kaplan, the lead lawyer on the case, to the messaging site Telegram, which is frequented by extremists.

“After this stupid kike whore loses this fraudulent lawsuit, we’re going to have a lot of fucking fun with her,” Cantwell wrote.

The threat was mentioned during a telephonic hearing Tuesday in federal court in Charlottesville, where lawyers discussed the snail’s pace of the discovery process in the lawsuit that alleges organizers and key participants in the Aug. 12, 2017, white supremacist rally planned and promoted violence against protected groups.

Cantwell has posted derogatory statements about Kaplan before, the plaintiffs’ lawyers wrote in a motion filed Tuesday, but his recent statement is a “thinly-veiled threat” that impairs the lawyers’ ability to carry out their work.

The lawyers asked the court to enjoin Cantwell to refrain from any future threats.

Cantwell already has been found guilty ...

I Don't Speak German - new episodes

Once again, sorry for missing posts.  Several new episodes to share.

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Episode 20 - Gavin, Goad, and Edgelord Comedy (with Samantha Kutner)

Samantha Kutner returns to talk more about Gavin McInnes, including his book, his style, his appeal, and some of his influences.

Warnings apply.

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Show Notes:

Gavin McInnes "The Death of Cool."

Jim Goad's Group Hug

"The Surprisingly Mainstream History Of The Internet's Favorite Anti-Semitic Image"
 
https://twitter.com/ashkenaz89/status/1115860103788412928

Proud Boys News Sources Samantha (@ashkenaz89) has been consulted with.

https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/inside-miami-alt-right-and-proud-boys-chapter-10945821

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-the-proud-boys-became-roger-stones-personal-army-6

Incident map link.

https://twitter.com/ashkenaz89/status/1051237360338259969

Incident Map Support for Samantha

Patreon: patreon.com/ashkenaz89
Paypal: paypal.me/SKutner
Venmo: @ashkenaz89

The “misgendering” of Alex McNabb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1RzRhazhV0

https://twitter.com/ashkenaz89/status/1131682498436427776

The Truth about Charlottesville

https://www.wired.com/story/leaked-alt-right-chat-logs-are-key-to-charlottesville-lawsuits/
https://www.bustle.com/p/leaked-unite-the-right-chats-prove-members-had-violent-intentions-for-charlottesville-79647

Edging Into Extremism

https://www.patreon.com/posts/edging-into-23433586

For Proud Boys and Others Considering Leaving

Insights from former Proud Boys

https://medium.com/@ashkenaz89/proud-of-your-boy-notes-on-leaving-94172fa2bbcf

Organizations that Can Help You Leave

https://twitter.com/ashkenaz89/status/1088954326402228224

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