Living on the edge


Editor: Yesterday, 30/11/2018, Gavin McInnes had his visa denied ahead of his planned Australian tour. This article was originally published on 25/11/2018 at, where Adam Piggott writes regularly and brilliantly.

Gavin McInnes recently publicly disavowed his association with The Proud Boys, a group that he founded but whose actual purpose escapes me somewhat. As The Z Man notes, this is an attempt by McInnes to remain just outside the ever moving line of acceptability that is dictated by the Left.

“For right-wing edgytarians, the game is always to keep an eye on where the Left is drawing the line. To be edgy on the Right means always staying just inside that line. When the line moves, make sure you move with it, maybe do so reluctantly, while lecturing those to your Right about the need to play nice or be civil. A good discourse on principles and “who we are” always helps.”

McInnes made a point of rejecting white nationalism. Once again, this sounds edgy, exactly what the Lefty gatekeepers expect him to say so as to remain in the camp of the approved opposition, (similar to the hilariously named “Intellectual Dark Web). But white nationalism doesn’t actually mean anything; the term is nonsensical. The Poles and Italians are both white but try telling each group that as a nation they are the same and see what sort of reaction you get.

The term white nationalism itself is approved opposition.

I have long called out edgytarians such as McInnes and Molynieux. See here, here, and here. The reaction from supporters of the Right to taking such shots at pseudo-celebrities who are supposedly firmly on our side is to pour fire and brimstone down upon my head. The only thing worse that you can do is to attack a lefty professor who tells boys to clean their room and take their pills.

Even when McInnes publicly stuck his tongue into Milo’s mouth he still got a free pass. Because it was Milo and he says some good things so he must be on our side.

The reason that I go after these guys is that they are not on our side. They are not on the Left’s side either, because they are on their own side. Their side is their respective edgy careers which they cultivate at our own expense. They are worse than the Left because at least the Left have the dim courage to pick a side. The edgytarians throw the Right under a bus at the very first sign that their online careers are at risk of being pulled. If that video from McInnes doesn’t convince you then I suppose nothing will.

But as the Left becomes more extreme and more intolerant of even controlled opposition the fate of the edgytarians begins to look rather precarious.

“It’s why edgy guy is doomed, at least for now. As I pointed out a year ago, in an ideological age, you pick one side and only one side. There’s no bridging the gap or performing on both sides of the street. The edgytarians, if they are to exist at all, will have to operate on this side of the great divide. That requires a new type of performer with a grounding in dissident ideas. None of the edgy guys today have that, so they will eventually end up on the other side, singing to an audience of true believers.”

The edgytarians are whores, singing whatever song they need to sing in order to get their cut. If you’re feeling very uncomfortable with this whole idea, no mark ever wants to admit that he’s been sleeping with an actual whore. And being taken in by these guys is the same thing. It’s intellectual and philosophical whoring as opposed to physical and emotional.

Their only real value is as an entry point for normies to begin to make the move to our side. I’ll give McInnes and Molynieux that much. Peterson is much more dangerous however, as he is an orchestrated obstacle to such people. Peterson is the great misdirect to turn normies who cross over back to the path of the Left while remaining under the impression that they are still on the Right.

If you’re not sure how that works just substitute the words Globalism and Nationalism for Left and Right. Take for instance the idea of unrestricted free trade. That is a Globalist position; sell your nation down the cultural river so you can have cheaper stuff. You may have been sucked into being a Globalist and you don’t even know it. And keep in mind this very important caveat – if you selectively choose ideological positions to support your own personal lifestyle then you are on very shaky ground.

It’s all a bit complicated which is the entire point. The Globalists have picked many different ways to undermine our nations, and by nations I mean culture. Globalism in the short term means individualism; getting whatever you want and being able to do whatever you want with no short term consequences. The long term consequences only emerge when our nations are gone and we are all reduced to being a number, an economic unit which remains viable while it is still useful, (assisted suicide anyone?)

McInnes and his ilk are talking embodiments of this reality. Their professional lives must be lived in some sort of constant dread that the Globalist gatekeepers come knocking on their door. Sooner or later, being edgy just results in taking a very long fall.

  • thegentlemantroll

    Not allowing yourself to get beaten up by Antifa now gets you banned from Australia. Being a rebel is a lot easier than it used to be. Have any of these ban-happy pearl-clutchers ever listed to Gavin?

    • Bumpstock

      No, the left and the globalists they support just want to shut down ALL opposition. The fact this has happened under a so called “conservative” government is alarming. The asylum will be opened when, not if, Labor comes to power next year. Scary times ahead.

  • Mattys Modern Life

    Enjoyed this article but it’s unfair to attack Molyneux who might be a performer but he’s primarily a philosopher who respects facts and evidence and is not afraid to talk of race (I enjoy his penchant for drama but that’s me).

    He’s also called for races to remain separate and isn’t afraid to call out Leftist lies on this issue so he may be on his own side but he’s also doing far more for nationalism than most nationalists.

    As for McInnes, he is indeed just an entertainer and Proud Boys were always doomed to fail because they are trying to have a bet each way.

    The clown is good for a laugh but when push comes to shove you want a warrior in your corner.

    This is a war of Globalism against Nationalism and that means ethnic-nationalism, eventually everyone will have to pick a side; the side of genocide or the side of humanities survival.

    As for the visa cancellation, that should be more than enough to tell you who the true enemy is.

    • Taipan

      Molyneux cucked hard against Tucker Carlson.

      • Mattys Modern Life

        Tucker Carlson was wrong, Molyneux was right. It’s not “cucking” when you respond with a stronger argument.

        • Taipan

          Libertarianism is for cucks.

          • Mattys Modern Life

            Socialism is for fags.

          • Taipan

            Tucker isn’t a socialist.

          • Mattys Modern Life

            He called for the State to ban a technology to “save jobs,” that’s close enough. Call him a luddite if you need to, he’s still wrong.

          • Taipan

            He would be concerned about the social cost of his fellow countrymen without a Just Wage rather than the profit margins of multinational corporations.

          • Mattys Modern Life

            Yes just like the Luddites. I heard his arguments and he is wrong, Molyneux countered them easily and effectively. If he’s concerned about multinational dominance and whatnot he should be calling for less regulations and less taxes, ie genuinely free-market capitalism (not the cronyism we now have), to allow the market to adjust as it has since the 1800s.

          • Taipan

            A free movement of capital…and labour…no borders…end up cucking

          • Mattys Modern Life

            Who said anything about free movement of capital, labour and no borders? Lol… The Roman Republican system of strong borders, ethnocentrism and a free-market within those borders (as well as international trade) turned it into the greatest empire the world has ever known until it killed itself with big-government, welfarism and multiculturalism.

            There’s no reason we can’t adopt that system.

          • Taipan

            If you don’t have a free movement of capital and labour you don’t have a free market. The State should not interfere.

          • Taipan
          • Mattys Modern Life

            Goodness, no:

            Please learn what a free-market actually is, nothing about it says you need open borders and free movement of capital and labour.

            Whoever told you that is either lying or doesn’t know what they are talking about.

          • thegentlemantroll

            I’m with Matty. The USA became the biggest economy in the world with an free market that employed tarriffs to protect its industrial base. Japan became a backward nation by completely shutting itself off from the outside world, it reversed course by opening itself up to the world.

            Trade and free markets are good, but policies should be sensible. You go to the shops every week to buy goods but you only trade with a reputable source, not a dodgy vendor. And you protect the main source of your wealth from theft. Trump understands the nuance, which is why he is pursuing bilateral trade over multilateral, and why he is cracking down on China’s malicious trade agenda.

          • Do you even know what you are arguing for?

            I’ll tell you – a unicorn.

            Good luck finding it.

    • Bumpstock

      A bit rough on the Proud Boys. Anyone who handles Antifa like this deserves credit, and we need more of them. Enjoy the video, they’re being pulled from Jew Tube rapidly.

      • Mattys Modern Life

        Not discrediting their efforts with regards to Antifa but what’s the point of beating up a bunch of commusoys if you lose your nation anyway?

      • thegentlemantroll

        One of the greatest moments in history.

      • Should’ve whacked that jewess as well.

        • Bumpstock

          Methhead, you mean? Nah, that’s just what they want you to do, as much as they deserve it.

    • Mollyknew is only a performer. I would have thought that was obvious.

  • Bumpstock

    Adam P, maybe he’s just playing the Jewish game of just denying, like when they say there is no Jewish conspiracy?

  • LoL at the visa refusal. He’ll have to ask Ezra to link him up with some more sweet JIDF money.