Monday, February 26, 2018

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 13

Fresh hot weekend links on a Monday!

veteran's search for the country he fought for.

Tony Cox shares a story of neighborhood enforcement.

The Jingoistic Myrmidon reassures us that a lack of grenade throwing practice is not what will bring down the US Army.

James gives fight club advice, except it should be called Modern Agonistics (careful readers will find a free pdf download of an early edition of Modern Agonistics.

The Ghetto Grocer is still working his contacts to bring you a snapshot on the decline of American retail.

The White Devil may be leaving Caucasian Avenue but I believe his legend will live on.

Teutonic Fist cautions us to remain skeptical.

I find James' thoughts on the Stonish Giants quite convincing.

Jeremy Bentham, full of good advice as usual, take heed: "...if you are a white guy and someone attempts to persuade you to do something illegal, there is a very good chance that that person is a police informant or agent provocateur..."

Electric Dan inquires about James' dumbell routine.  (Thanks for the kind words, Electric Dan!)

James documents the changing crimescape and predicts the future.

Remember to always keep a glove and ball with you when you carry a T-ball bat to practice - new training videos from Lancaster Agonistics.

Ahatsistcari, Conan of the Great Lakes, was a Christian.

Somebody showed up to the Toxic Treehouse for one last chat and brought their iPhone.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Spirit of Monarchy - Crackpot Podcast Ep 25

Here is Episode 25 of the Crackpot Podcast!

Lynn and James discuss the spiritual aspects of monarchy and tribal leadership, as well as historical parallels to Trump's presidency.

The Crackpot Podcast features brain damaged writer James LaFond and sleep deprived motherslave Lynn Lockhart.

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0:00:53  Topic intro, shout to MPC, JPB and J5.  The spiritual aspect of monarchy
0:03:30  Three aspects of the executive power:  1. Goodness - Elders, 2. Power - War Chief, 3. Visionary - Wizard or Shaman
0:09:13  Political dynasties and cultural continuity
0:11:35  George Washington and oligarchy vs. monarchy
0:22:15  How important is the will of the people or the consent of the governed?
0:24:25  Philip of Macedon
0:27:15  The Spartans
0:29:50  Trump vs Caesar
0:36:36  Trump the war chief?
0:40:20  Trump as Charlemagne, Constantine, David, Charles Martel?
0:59:00  Expand into space instead of colonialism
1:03:05  Black History Month

(c) 2018 Lynn Lockhart

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 12

Weekend links, special for you!


Check out another great episode of Myth 20, with James as a special contributor, discussing the Rodney King Riots in Los Angeles.

Thinking about attending Johns Hopkins University?  James has what you need to know.

The grocery store epic continues with a noontide gun battle in the parking lot.

John Saxon should be grateful for Christianity.  It provides him a safe target for his freshman philosophy lectures, and it's adherents rebut him so nicely.

I am not really sure what James is talking about here, but I am not sorry I did image searches for Steven Adams and Chris Davis.

The Ghetto Grocer has retired, but the Violence Guy's toil never ends, James brings us the Mugging of Luther.

James reveals the reason for the way murder victims are often attired.

The slow revelation of the truth about slavery in Colonial America continues.

Teutonic Fist and James explore family roles and generational differences.

Lukas draws a parallel from a fight video to Russian history and culture.

James converses with a couple of dead white writers on the state of Baltimore.

Teutonic fist is probably right, but it does make me sad.

James tells us about some important videos of the oral history of the Vietnam War.

Since my weekend links are late, this fight is already over, but maybe you can still find it.

James gives his version of The Talk, advice for a man and his sons venturing through North Dindustan.

Bart writes of his experience visiting Robert E. Howard's home in West Texas.

James reviews and links a documentary about boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini.

William Rapier discusses the obviously political blackwashing of Cheddar Man.

The Checkered Demon shares distaff thoughts.

Speaking of which, sexism, harassment, wage gap, hostile workplace!!!  I am calling HR.

How to ruin your marriage in Harm City for the low, low price of $500.

Autumn in a Dying City by James LaFond

Letters from the Last Whiteman in Baltimore


This controversial Harm City title has been banned from print sales on Amazon.

Living in America’s most violent city offers lessons for the future for those portions of the U.S. which have not yet fallen to the will of its masters. James LaFond is an unrepentant jerk who lives as poor white trash in the worst possible example of where urban modernity is headed.

Do you want a guide, or will you just wing it?

Kindle version available at Amazon.

For a print copy, contact James.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Ghetto Grocer & White Indians - Crackpot Podcast Ep 24

Welcome to Episode 24 of the Crackpot Podcast with LaFond & Lockhart.

James gives a Harm City update, shares some new Ghetto Grocer tales and tells us about White Indians.

The Crackpot Podcast features eccentric writer James LaFond, and Lynn Lockhart.

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0:00:45  Harm City update
0:09:15  What does James think of Chris Cantwell
0:18:00  James' health update
0:21:17  Ghetto Gourmet update
0:23:10  Lynn's Ranch 99 story
0:29:12  Stories from early in the Ghetto Grocer's career
0:50:00  White Indians
0:54:40  Reading
1:02:10  Sunset Saga
1:06:35  Illustration

(c) 2018 Lynn Lockhart

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

‘The Advantage of his Civilized Mind’

Robert E. Howard - Conan - The God In The Bowl, An Impression by James LaFond


In The God in the Bowl, an unsold story, Howard uses a standard who-done-it, one-setting story that could have been played on an unchanging stage, in order to paint two pictures: a collage of ageless social types which have made up civilized society from its dawn until today, and which form an unsteady mirror of social frailty against which the reader views Conan, as a picture of ethnically identified pride, a thief, yet still more honorable than the mass of civilized folk. This might as well have been seen in a Saint Louis museum in 1890 in which a Comanche come to steal some artifact stands accused of murdering the proprietor. In such a case only the sheriff would share the warrior’s masculine status and then only in outline.

The God in the Bowl is Howard’s best wrought contrast between barbarism [ethnic masculine identity] and civilization [emasculating compromise]. In this story, Conan is seen from various other perspectives, from Arus to Astrius:


  • Arus the watchman, an increasingly irrelevant cog of the mechanism he serves, especially in light of the horror he encounters “in a lonely place at midnight.” Like most murder victims, Calian Publico, the slain employer of Arus, is found by a lowly soul, a person rarely permitted to cast judgment in what he first discovered.
  • A gaggle of guardsmen, their numbers imprecisely stated, as befits a surprised gathering of men in a shadowed precinct, lending their looming silhouettes, their presented arms, confining hands, matter of fact voices and the occasional facial expression.
  • Demetrio, the only man among the civilized characters combining intelligence and a sense of honor.  He is the key character with most of the dialogue. “Demitrio’s keen eyes swept the somber stranger,” Howard tells us, letting us feel most comfortable in the sandals of the police official.  “I am no dog,” Conan answers Demetrio, questioning the authority of the master class and bringing the wrath of the thug cop who is simply the timeless overseer and brute enforcer of the elite.
  • Dionus, the Prefect of the police detail, a thug who beats confessions from men and gouges out the eyes of women to get them to turn on their men. His threats bring out the hard edge of the barbarian like a dog's bark might elicit a snarl from a wolf. Dionus “was a materialist” one of Howard’s most scathing indictments of a character. Dionus, is a large fierce man, the civilized degeneration of the warrior, Conan’s counterpart with whom the author develops most of the tension.
  • Promero, the chief clerk.  He gives Howard a chance to sketch the despised middle class one misstep from debt slavery: “Typical of that class, which risen from the ranks of artisans, supplies right-hand men to wealthy merchants and traders.” Promero almost steals the show with his loquacious emotions and intelligent narration.
  • Enaro, the charioteer and illustration of a lower class.  Enaro is an embittered, branded “debtor slave,” who humiliatingly lived in “the slave quarters.”
  • Astrius the final character, a member the elite whom Demetrio represents.  He is the foppish, lisping, young aristocrat who completes the circle of masculinity as the effeminate degenerate par excellance.

Over and over again the characters call those they feel beneath them “dogs” just as the protagonists and chief villains in Conan tales are likened to wolves, leopards, panthers, tigers and lions, denoting them as standing apart from the domesticated and enslaved supporting characters as direct actionists. Large civilized men are not likened to such totems by Howard, nor are the puppet-master characters, who all lack a certain physicality.

Demetrio, the only qualified people-manager in the story, attempts to maintain things on a conversational and investigative level and not go directly for the arrest of his suspect, Conan, who stands as the only direct actionist in this story, with Dionus as his blubbering, grunting caricature.

Anochronistic to a large degree, The God in the Bowl is essentially a story that supposes a civilization so old that it had adopted many of what we might consider modern affectations and procedures without industry ever transfiguring it beyond recognition, fitting of a prehistoric age with Atlantean roots.

The reading of this story, with all of its distinct voices, projected across the masculine prism, from rumbling bully to whimpering coward. The use of accents, especially Conan’s outland accent, is superbly rendered by the reader, who I believe was Nathan Kloske.

The fight scene is excellent, and reminds me of Charlton Heston’s performance against 13 men in the movie El Cid. The ultimate behavior of the supporting civilized cast and the barbarian hero demonstrated the author’s command of the human psyche.

Note


The 10 years hard labor designated for housebreaking is a very American law, halfway between the 7 owed by a debtor and the 14 owed by a convict in colonial America, a place Howard was well read on, which was ruled by “scented dogs” such as Conan names the most privileged of his accusers.





(c) 2018 James LaFond

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 11

Welcome to another set of weekend links!

I probably should have included these earlier, but James appeared on Myth of the 20th Century for the second time recently.  Myth 20 is an excellent podcast with an extensive library, you should check them out.  He also appeared on The Stark Truth with Robert Stark and Paul Bingham.

James follows up The Prehistory of White Genocide with White Blight (and addendum), tracing the categorization of people by color from the Old World to the New.

The Teutonic Fist takes exception to James' claim in Public School Delusion that teenage rebellion is a recent phenomenon and James responds.  I have a theory that teenage rebellion is a Western European thing, maybe we can talk about that on a podcast.

A very interesting look at American military recruiting ads over the years, and some European selections as well.

Finally a happy story from Australia!

The absolute state of the Baltimore police, and other stories with James and Jeremy.  My contribution is a story that police are instructed to carry toy guns to plant as evidence in case of a bad shoot.

James could not possibly be suggesting that Baltimore PD is less than 100% truthful and transparent in its disclosures to the public?

James offers some tantalizing speculation about slaves in the Colonial Era.

You can't administer a school district, or anything at all, without people who give a damn at every level.

Professor dy/dx holds out hope for a human version of the annihilator method.

I couldn't even watch one minute of the video.

PR tells us about the social covenant as contrasted with the social contract.  The family is the basis of society and social failure leads to state failure but then why is the state at war with the family?

The Teutonic Fist gives an example of a crazy turned pro.

Steve Costigan, most lovable of Robert E. Howard's characters.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Public School Delusion - Crackpot Podcast Ep 23

Welcome to Episode 23 of the Crackpot Podcast!

Lynn and James discuss James' broken nose and surgery, public education and other topics.

The Crackpot Podcast features noted sufferer of brain trauma, James LaFond, and Lynn Lockhart.




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0:01:13  Invitation for James from the People's Republic of Maryland
0:04:10  Chelsea Manning running for Senate in Maryland
0:07:30  Manning's neighborhood in Baltimore
0:11:40  James will be applying to Manning's bodyguard detail
0:13:00  Nose update
0:14:30  Wrecked nose pic
0:24:30  Let the World Fend for Itself
0:25:30  Shout to Bob
0:26:20  Are blonde millenials required to date black men?
0:32:52  Education topics, shouts to God's Own Prototype and Alex Nicholson
0:56:55  Reading from a pamphlet seeking planters to settle in Virginia, Hakluyt
1:00:30  One word to describe Haiti

(c) 2018 Lynn Lockhart

Saturday, February 3, 2018

‘To that Divine Sojourn’

Race and War: The Aryan Conception of Combat by Julius Evola, 20 December, 1939


James LaFond's impressions, reading from pages 76-85 of Metaphysics of War 

Evola begins this essay with a review of Aryan heroism supernaturally sprung from the duality of the luminous higher order represented by sun and cosmos in constant struggle with the chaotic earthly disorder grounded in the feminine principle.

He then goes immediately into the difference between the petty man and the higher man when faced with combat:

“…the petty bourgeois personality—tamed, conformist, pseudo-intellectual or empty idealistic—may undergo a disintegration…”

As explained by Evola in his previous essay, in such a case the domesticated person may altogether wither or may be reduced to a feral brutality, or may be taken back into a regressive primitive state from whence he might be able to reemerge as a human, that is to say a heroic, being, rather than as a whining, equivocating slave mewling for social sympathy. It is this reader’s thought that a retreat to an empathetic state, the place of the prize-fighter as a zoological object of fascination to modern denatured men as pointed out by Keegan in The Face of Battle, will permit the reconstituted person to empathize with the enemy—which is necessary for his stable function as a warrior—and then gain the path of higher relation, of relating to a higher state of being, leaving behind the conundrum of the returning soldier seeking sympathy from a society which is, in its materialistic miasma, only capable of worshiping or condemning him blindly. In Evola’s look at the petty man subjected to war he was predicting the societal trauma of the U.S. in the wake of Vietnam.

The higher, heroically oriented man is described like so:

“In the second type, in contrast, the most ‘elemental’ and non-human aspects of the heroic experience [the monstrous [0]] become a means of transfiguration, of elevation and integration of personality in—so to speak—a transcendent way of being.”

The sage goes on to express the ancient Aryan ideal that earthly engagement for a higher purpose—battle, war, the transformative quest—offer a path to the higher plane equal to asceticism and holiness. Evola invokes the ancient Hellenic branch of the Aryan experience as particularly heroic and important to Latin and Germanic heritage. This reader is reminded of the ancient Greek and Classical Latin heroes Phrynon [Torch] and Flamma [Blaze] who, despite being defeated, one in war and one in the Arena, were regarded as bearers of the eternal heroic light. Onward he elevates the hero into godhood, ever in light of the element of self sacrifice—not the passive sacrifice of the son by the father but the quenching of the human soul in the cosmos in seeker and in sacrifice as one. This element was richly represented in Native American traditions.

Evola rectifies the Norse Age of the Wolf with the Hellenic Age of Iron and the Indo-Aryan Dark Age and finally brings the circle of heroic light into circumference by properly relating the Crusades as a resurrection of ancient Aryan heroism via the Norse [the Normans being the dominant crusading force, with Germans and Danes figuring heavily in the crusades], citing the fact that the cult of Heracles was invoked by Germanic emperors of the High Middle Ages. Other than Harold Lamb and Robert E. Howard [fiction writers] few writers on the Crusades appreciated the heroic strand of actionism overlooked by academics in their studies of the material manifestations of Christian-Islamic warfare as purely political and ideological.

Here follow quotes by Evola on this upwelling of the pagan hero within Christendom:

“…the first military setbacks undergone by the Crusaders, which were initially a source of surprise and dismay, served to purify the notion of war from any residue of materialism and superstitious [1] devotion… Thus the Crusaders learned to regard something as superior to victory and defeat, and to regard all value as residing in the spiritual aspect of action.” [2]

“Thus we approach the most inward aspect of heroic experience, its ascetic value: it should not cause surprise if, to characterize it further, we now turn to the Muslim tradition, which might seem to be the opposite pole to the one just discussed, the truth is that the races which confronted each other in the Crusades were both warlike ones, which experienced in war the same supra-material meaning, even while fighting against one another…the ideas which we wish to discuss now are essentially to be considered echoes within the Muslim Tradition of an originally Persian (Aryo-Iranian) conception, assumed now by members of the Arab race.” [3]

In advancing to the elder Aryan tradition expressed in the Bhagavad-Gita, Evola discusses the judgment of God, via Krishna, condemning “humanitarian and sentimental scruples” as antithesis to the heroic experience, being both degrading and a source of impotence. This is quite instructive in light of the fact that the modern myth making of 20th century and even more so, 21st century movies always conflates the sentimental with the heroic, the hero forever enslaved to civic trivialities, rarely potent unless motivated by avenging the helpless or a grave personal loss. The postmodern hero is often consumed by hate rather than guided by empathy until the gross deeds of war are done and then he is rescued from the dark pit of heroism by some non-actionist moral authority figure, often a woman but increasingly a black man. We live in a world where the hero is taboo and the Aryan hero is evil.

But Krishna sounds more like a boxing coach:

“Do thou fight for the sake of fighting, without considering happiness or distress, loss or gain, victory or defeat—and by so doing you shall never incur sin.”
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Evola continues with the ancient Aryan truth, opposed to the Creation mythos of Christianity, that “created beings” are rather “preexisting beings” which have been transformed by participating as “finite” beings with something “infinite,” “conditioned beings, subject to becoming, change and disappearance, precisely because, in them, a power burns which transcends them, which wants something infinitely vaster than all that they can ever want.”

Evola is clear that in the Aryan tradition, restoration, awakening, the return of tradition and the upwelling of the infinite within the finite is sourced via the warrior, the actionist, the doer, not the priest, the submitter, the binder. Hence the advent of Christianity brought a moral paralysis and spiritual suffocation by the slave faith out of the Middle East, but that the percolation of heroism within such universalist systems of subjection as Islam and Christianity has caused, in Christianity at least, a continual fracturing of the Christian sarcophagus caused by the upwelling of the very actionist mythos it was constructed to contain. The lesson rolls lukewarm from the sage’s pen, but is implicit nonetheless, when the slave collective swallows the heroic imperative, the inner light eventually burns through, sometimes rising as a force to sustain the consuming slave collective against a rival subjection matrix—as with the Crusades—but eventually to burn off the alien encasement, as Evola wrote:

“…we must proceed to the rediscovery of values able to purify the race of the spirit of Aryan humanity from every heterogeneous element…”

Notes


0. Beowulf, in his combat with Grendel, is on the path of higher war, while the son of his host, in attempting to challenge the hero in mean wise, is spiritually foredoomed.

1. This is a sharply Gnostic statement.

2. The Gnostic or hermetic tradition shared some roots with agonistic rites. Hermes was not only the escort of souls and patron of travelers but the god of the palaestra, the wrestling ground where athletes trained and scholars taught under the covered walk around the wrestling ground, named for his daughter, Palaestra. The entrance to every training ground was graced with a Hermea, a sculpted symbol or likeness of Hermes. Nothing better exemplified the ancient Aryan devotion to the sanctity of action as a spiritually annealing process than the sacred Agons.

3. Jason Reza Jorjani - The Iranian Renaissance & Aryan Imperium, Red Ice radio

(c) 2018 James LaFond

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 10

Checkered Demon is doing some magic to my YouTube, I was already listening to Snowing on Raton when I read about his long ago fishing trip.

James weighs in on an alt-lite party, incidentally attended by future Senator Manning from Maryland, don't miss the comments.

A round up of current events in Harm City and a prediction for the future.

Checkered Demon is on a roll, telling us about his semi-aquatic friend and safety advice.

The biker and the interviewer look like two different species.

The pain of blacks is remembered, but that of poor whites is forgotten.

Sage legal advice for activities that this website advises you never engage in.

A question all of us have asked from time to time.

Dog stories from Tony Cox and commenters.

The Checkered Demon likes his whiskey aged 12 years and ice cold JBP.

James predicts the future of the automobile.

Movie review for Drive.  James' movie reviews seem to a hot item at the moment!

James' work on slavery in the colonial era is coming back to his main site, Patreon is on hold for the moment.  See also this dialogue, with very good links, between James and Mr. Rapier.

James discovers a nuanced and interesting picture of the early Colonial era.

A classic Harm City story gets a lot of additional detail, in this update.

Writing Unchained by James LaFond

Prolific Writing by Design


Whether you need to write or want to write, James LaFond offers the valuable perspective of one who has learned from the ground up, leaving out no part of the process, from initial outline to titling, who understands his craft intricately.

Available in paperback.