9/12: A Decade Later

The collapse of the Twin Towers is nothing compared to what lies ahead

Alabama

It has been ten years since 9/11: the day that everything changed in America.

I vividly remember that morning in September 2001. At the time, I was a sophomore at Auburn University, someone who was just beginning his political awakening, whose racial conservative views were fairly conventional for a 20 year old college student from South Alabama.

I woke up that morning to get ready for my finance class, turned on the news like I did every morning, and found myself transfixed as the “Nineties” came to their fiery historical end.

My initial reaction was identical to that of my peers: Muslim terrorists had attacked America on live television, it was time to retaliate against these jihadists, it was time to conquer the Islamic nations that harbored these criminals and overthrow their illegitimate governments.

For most Americans, 9/11 inspired similar feelings of rage and a thirst for revenge, the bloodlust of which was soon satiated in the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. But that is not what I remember most about that fateful day in American history.

9/11 was intellectually stimulative: Osama bin Laden’s great act of jihad grabbed the attention of millions, knocked thousands of Americans out of the orbit of their lives, and got lots of people like me interested in politics and current events.

The 9/11 discussion was so fascinating and thought provoking and such a striking contrast with the boilerplate analysis in the mainstream media that thousands of Americans became addicted to the messageboard culture of sharing and swapping their thoughts online in those months.

In the course of debating 9/11 on gaming forums and conservative messageboards, I stumbled across an underground website called “Stormfront,” which had recently been relaunched as a small vBulletin discussion forum, where I was exposed for the first time to a group of people who called themselves “White Nationalists.”

These “White Nationalists” were a fascinating group of people to a Southern conservative from Alabama: they believed in asserting a positive sense of White racial identity, telling the truth about black-on-white crime, opposing racial double standards, opposing affirmative action, opposing multiculturalism, and opposing illegal immigration, which was all right up my alley, but this man named David Duke and his followers were entertaining a strange theory that the Jews and Israel were somehow responsible for 9/11.

I found it bizarre that the Jews were being blamed for 9/11 on Stormfront. Wasn’t it obvious that the 9/11 terrorists were Muslims? Didn’t Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda take credit for the 9/11 attacks?

In any case, I was intrigued enough by these “White Nationalists” to stick around and listen to what they had to say, as most of what they were saying about Hispanic immigration and racial double standards at Stormfront was resonating with me.

Not long after I discovered Stormfront, I founded a website called “Freedom Forums” (the first of several names of that project) to create a discursive space on the internet more to my own tastes. I was always more of a Philosopher King than a Brownshirt.

“Freedom Forums” was the beginning of a vast inquiry into every topic under the sun: current events, politics, history, philosophy, religion, economics, racial science, the Jewish Question, science and technology, popular culture, international relations, etc.

It was one of the few places on the internet where all of these topics could be intelligently discussed without being censored by the prevailing taboos or drowned out by morons peddling conspiracy theories. Back then it was much harder to run a racialist website than it is today.

I spent the next five years utterly absorbed by these online debates. In the course of thousands of debates, I was exposed to Kevin MacDonald’s work on the Jewish Question, which I was able to locate and read for myself in my university library. I also used my library card to check out and read most of the sources that he had cited in his trilogy.

At the end of this process, I had formulated my own point of view on the Jewish Question, which is a moderate opinion that falls somewhere in between Kevin MacDonald and Lawrence Auster.

While I was at Auburn, I must have received the equivalent of five college educations. I wasn’t in any hurry to graduate into a world on its last demographic legs. Unlike my peers, I spent most of my time there using my library card to pursue my own research interests.

After graduating with my degree, I continued working on my personal research project into the origins of America’s racial decline. I was still consumed by my inquiry, my love of online debates, and my love of sharing my thoughts online.

If my account of 9/11 sounds a bit solipsistic, it is because I finally completed the inquiry and my involvement in the underground came to an end a decade later. I returned to about where I was before those planes struck the Twin Towers although vastly more educated than I was before.

9/12 was the beginning and the end of my youthful radicalism.

This might sound like a strange argument. I obviously haven’t fundamentally changed my racial views in recent months. How can I make the argument that I have given up radicalism?

It is because my “radical views” are becoming the conventional wisdom of White America: the federal government is hopelessly dysfunctional, it is growing ever more tyrannical, America’s best days are in the past, we can’t afford anymore foreign wars to spread democracy, the mainstream media is the propaganda arm of the liberal establishment, White people live under intolerable racial double standards.

There is nothing that can possibly be done to appease black people, we need to dismantle the welfare state and get rid of affirmative action, racial differences are intractable, “anti-racism” is based on pseudoscience, White people are the victims of black-on-white violent crime, globalization has destroyed the American economy, free trade has eroded the American working class, the SPLC is an illegitimate organization, Newsweek is an illegitimate magazine.

Diversity is a weakness, multiculturalism has balkanized America, illegal immigration is destroying America, Third World immigration is undermining Anerica, the United States could break apart in the twenty-first century, the states have a right to secede from the federal government, the permanent political class must be thrown out of power, crony capitalists are destroying the economy, etc.

In the year 2011, these ideas are now centrist, “mainstream,” or borderline mainstream – they have become the conventional wisdom of White people outside the Beltway. The gap between Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage and Jared Taylor and Pat Buchanan is rapidly closing.

“White Nationalism Lite” is crossing over into the mainstream. It has been amazing to watch it happen on Free Republic over the past five years. The evolution has dramatically accelerated since Obama became president.

It shouldn’t be long now before the boldest conservative politicians at the state level in the South openly begin to embrace a pro-White identity. Arizona is attacking the Voting Rights Act now. No one outside the progressive echo chamber listens to the SPLC anymore.

Jesse Jackson and Maxine Waters have maxed out the White Guilt Express. David Frum isn’t taken seriously anymore. Being labeled a “racist” by the mainstream media no longer carries the same sting that it did just five years ago. The other abusive terms like “extremist” and “nativist” also have a different ring to them.

Somewhere during the Obama administration, Black Run Amerika passed and we entered a transition phase. It reminds me of the late 1950s and early 1960s when the zeitgeist shifted against Jim Crow while the Southern states were passing more segregation laws than ever before.

The spirit of Black Run Amerika has died under Barack Hussein Obama. We still live under the forms of this system, the political and cultural discourse of this system, and the ruling class which was legitimized by this system, but there is an expanding “white hole” at the center of this project in Middle America which is growing ever more distressed and agitated over its inexorable social and economic decline.

How long do we have until the inevitable crackup? It is hard to say. I’m convinced it will happen long before 2042. It could happen as early as 2012 or as late as 2026. Probably sometime before 2020.

I think it will happen within the next ten years – by 9/12/2021, I believe we will be living under a new racial system, the successor to Black Run Amerika, in a world as different from our own as the 1970s were from the 1950s.

The last decade will prove less interesting than the one unfolding ahead of us. In the 9/11 decade, I was a radical. In this decade, I think I will be a moderate bystander.

Mary
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It’s good to be on board with ya Hunter 🙂

RobRoySimmons
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America, the West in general are run like a day care center of unruly children, those who act out get the most attention. Maybe we are at the breaking point, we certainly are broke enough that some of the children might go without treats.

Till the patriarchs can make a comeback though there is nothing but stagnation and entropy, but hey we got us some football.

Arturo de Gheaube
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One of the most clear-headed posts written by Hunter in a while.

It’s almost like I feel like I could forward this post to a few younger friends whose skulls have yet to be cracked open to the New Enlightenment of the post 9/11 universe, as an introduction to the movement.

Keep up zee excellent work.

– Arturo.

Denise
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Arturo – do it. Spook the damned horses. I’ve forwarded this website everywhere. Do not EVER back down.

Tell any naysayers to DISPROVE the ideology here-in.

Thiago
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Great text as usual. I also spent a great transformation in the meantime. Again, thanks for letting me post. It’s always nice to hear good news from up there.

Thrasymachus
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“The harvest is in; the summer has ended; and we are not saved.”- Jeremiah

Chris
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I too am amazed at how mainstream white nationalism is getting. I just think it will be a challenge to not let the message get watered down and re-directed in a way that would lead white people to simply take up a place next to blacks and Hispanics asking for their piece of the pie, rather than fighting for separate, homogeneous white political states that are run by a leadership who explicitly identifies with whites.

crusader
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A fine overview, and it’s quite interesting to learn more about your intellectual formation. You are always a pleasure to read, especially when you have found a bright side to something that the rest of us missed.

Fr. John
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I remember reading a post by someone I didn’t even know, back in the late 1990’s, by a man- one Harold Covington. It was his few posts I did read (and forwarded to some of my friends) and the revolving swastika [!] that didn’t ‘scan’ in my antiquated computer, that caused me to lose a friend from Grad School days – HIS PC could see what it was, plain and clear. But the realities HC talked about in those four or five posts I did read, and look up the links to, which made me think. Then, Y2K happened, and… Read more »
MICHAEL DEAN MILLER
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Mr. Wallace, that was well written and most enlightening. If I may, I’d like to quote Slim Pickens from Blazing Saddles and say:

“You use your tongue pertier than a twenty dollar whore…”

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M.A.
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Its about time you got your head out of your arse.

Excellent

Denise
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Fr John – I love your posts. Thanks.

Denise
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MA – stop insulting Hunter. I tihnk he is the BEST analyst “out there”. Far better than the paid Shabbos Goy shills.

He’s never head his head up his arse. He’s simply had his head in other places. His detours into Literature and Myth land contribute mightily to his prosaic afforts. So shut up, lie back , and take it nice from lord Scorpius, mmm’kay?

Chris
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On the morning of Sept. 11 2001, I was sound asleep. I didn’t get up until 11:40, I think. So it had come and gone while I was still cutting Z’s. I had been out until about 4 AM the night before, and can vaguely remember staggering in at about 4:30. Not really sure how I made it home, but the drive must have been epic. What can I say? I was 24 years old and enjoying myself and didn’t have a care in the world. That was one long, lazy summer that year. It certainly came to a jarring… Read more »
Mark
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I recall being overcome with energy, a heightened state of consciousness. I had already been fully racially aware since ’99. When I expressed some critical remarks of our government I was incorrectly and irrationally called a “communist.”

300RUM
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I was at work when it came over the radio.We ran in the office where there was a TV and the owner of the shop,a Austrian told us to go back to work.I went home and got the rest of my uniforms,threw them on the shop floor and told the owner fuck you you unamerican bastard I quit.

Mark
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I went home and got the rest of my uniforms,threw them on the shop floor and told the owner fuck you you unamerican bastard I quit.

Good for you. Now that’s a Kodak moment.

Apuleius
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I still think that it’s too early to fully realize the impact of 9/11. From the establishment of semi-police state dedicated to frisking old white grannies, to the continual invade/invite strategy used to displace/dispossess whites, to the neverending fiscal fiasco after fiscal fiasco used to bankrupt whites, to…

The government has become the enemy of its own people…
…while pretending to “protect” those same people.

I’m sure we’ve all read what the founding documents say. The real question is only when will we all be ready? What will be the real nature of the struggle to come?

Deo Vindice

Compassionatefascist
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Civil War, and sooner than most of us think. Perry is awful on most immigration-related issues, but I’m not sure it matters. I don’t think he’s policy-oriented…more of an opportunist who will ride a populist wave. Keep looking at that lapel pin of his. Everyone, even Zero, wears a flag these days. Not Perry. It’s his AF wings. He remains dead serious about the Secession Thing. Just what we need to get rid of the beltway crowd, all at once.

Svigor
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I remember exactly where I was that day. I was on a job and me and my coworker just looked at each other, the hair on our necks standing up. I remember he said “someone’s going to get invaded over this.” I responded, “no, they’re (TPTB) are smarter than that, we’ll have spies and black ops types crawling all over the ME until the end of time, but they know an invasion won’t solve anything.” That was back when I thought TPTB had something on the ball. 9/11 was my clarion call to WNism, too. I had always been a… Read more »
Mighty
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Good read.

RobRoySimmons
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FYI the CofCC website is running a piece about the 9/11 ceremonies where apparently our illustrious first “lady” is rolling her eyes over the folding the flag ceremony.

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ATBOTL
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“In the year 2011, these ideas are now centrist, “mainstream,” or borderline mainstream – they have become the conventional wisdom of White people outside the Beltway. The gap between Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage and Jared Taylor and Pat Buchanan is rapidly closing. “White Nationalism Lite” is crossing over into the mainstream. It has been amazing to watch it happen on Free Republic over the past five years. The evolution has dramatically accelerated since Obama became president.” We’ve seen this kind of thing before. In the early 90’s, it appeared that WN was about to break into the mainstream. Several… Read more »
uh
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Excellent read (why am I always using this sly gerund to describe your writing?), fun comments. He’s never head his head up his arse. Nah. Head was up arse. He reported some fantastical things up that way, I admit, but this is better. I still think that it’s too early to fully realize the impact of 9/11. From the establishment of semi-police state dedicated to frisking old white grannies, to the continual invade/invite strategy used to displace/dispossess whites, to the neverending fiscal fiasco after fiscal fiasco used to bankrupt whites, to… I don’t know that the cultural shock wave begun… Read more »
uh
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There’s a lot that occurred to me to say while reading this one, but it’s late and my eyes are going, so only this makes it through: These “White Nationalists” were a fascinating group of people to a Southern conservative from Alabama: they believed in asserting a positive sense of White racial identity, telling the truth about black-on-white crime, opposing racial double standards, opposing affirmative action, opposing multiculturalism, and opposing illegal immigration, which was all right up my alley, but this man named David Duke and his followers were entertaining a strange theory that the Jews and Israel were somehow… Read more »
uh
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Perry is awful on most immigration-related issues, but I’m not sure it matters.

Hispanics are over half of his constituency. Big Dick’s after those spic votes. Secede with all them in tow? Buena suerte, señor! Make sure your militiamen are trained to duck the new MILITARY MOBILE TACTICAL HIGH ENERGY LASER the beltway gang will deploy their way!

Mark
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In 2001, Perry expressed his pride in the enactment of the statute extending in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants who meet Texas’ Residency requirements. It also required the undocumented students to pledge to apply for permanent residency/citizenship if this became a possibility for them. A path for permanent residency/citizenship could become possible if the DREAM Act is passed by Congress. In supporting the legislation, he said: We must say to every Texas child learning in a Texas classroom, “we don’t care where you come from, but where you are going, and we are going to do everything we can to help… Read more »
Mark
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Svigor says: … me and my coworker just looked at each other

You have a long track record of saying stupid shit and being a dumb-ass. Did you even graduate high school?

You’re a “southerner” by geography only. Go back to the Eurasian Steppe you Slavo-Turkic mongrel.

Svigor
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Thanks Mark, for kindly confirming. I mean, I thought you were the guy here who always says stupid shit, but like I said I have a hard enough time keeping track of people I want to remember, never mind the non-entities.

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