The folks over at the “North American New Right” website Counter Currents may have revealed themselves to be little more than classical liberals in reactionary clothing. And indeed despite peddling pagan Nazi trash by the likes of Salvitri Devi, it seems Editor-in-Chief Greg Johnson would actually be more at home with Jean-Jacques Rousseau than Julius Evola.
Johnson appeared on YouTuber Tara McCarthy‘s show to debate with other YouTuber Styxhexenhammer666. Before Styx came on, Johnson gave a basic overview of what he deemed the “historic rationale” for ethno-nationalism, and in doing so touched directly on nationalism’s liberal, revolutionary Jacobin origins.
“The first Whig was the devil.” – Samuel Johnson
“The left is a collection of those who blame society for nature’s shabby treatment of them.” – Nicolás Gómez Dávila
It is worth noting that contemporary social justice warriors would, in more noble and civilized times, be considered archetypal evil villains.
The average social justice warrior, indeed any radical leftist really, is driven at his core by resentment, generally against those perceived to have some sort of ‘unfair’ privilege, and fueled by his own feelings of inadequacy.
Thus we see obese women shouting body positivity and demanding to be called beautiful, misanthropic feminists decrying a patriarchy that exists only in their minds, and a socio-political environment that is increasingly and openly hostile to white people in general.