Descending The Tower – 11: Year In Review

Now that 2016 has come to a close, the ATT gang welcome Harold Lee, Jean-Luc Deaux, One Irradiated Watson, Mark Citadel and William Scott for a year in review.

Donations: Gladio, Bermudan Reactionary, Theo S. Weaver, William Middleton, Walrus Aurelius

Notes:
7:11 – Revisiting our 2016 predictions
11:00 – January
26:23 – February
46:59 – March
1:01:46 – April
1:28:47 – May
1:54:06 – June
2:08:58 – July
2:28:26 – August
2:42:55 – September
3:01:56 – October
3:21:20 – November
3:43:46 – December
3:50:29 – 2017 Predictions

Related Show Links:

Music:
Opening Music – “Stainless Steel” by Guy Berrier (excerpt)
https://www.jamendo.com/track/1304666/stainless-steel

Closing Music – “Resignation” by Ludovic Scholz (excerpt)
https://www.jamendo.com/track/1305218/resignation

Guest Blogs:

Harold Lee – http://thefutureprimaeval.net/author/harold/

Mark Citadel – https://citadelfoundations.blogspot.com/

William Scott – https://teleolojic.wordpress.com/

January

The Duck’s final blaze of glory

https://storify.com/weev/duck-enlightenment-s-final-tweet-spree

Rick Wilson attacks the alt-right on MSNBC, setting the stage for the year

https://28sherman.blogspot.ca/2016/01/note-on-nrx-altright-plus-sm-review.html

Death – David Bowie http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/fame-fashion-fascism-the-many-masks-of-david-bowie.html

February

The debut of Wesearchr

https://paxdickinson.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/introducing-wesearchr-an-information-marketplace/

Twitter begins its SocJus death spiral

http://www.socialmatter.net/2016/02/23/this-week-in-reaction-20160221/

https://paxdickinson.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/i-told-you-so-twitters-crackdown-on-free-speech/

Death – Antonin Scalia

http://malcolmpollack.com/2016/02/13/antonin-scalia-1936-2016/

March

The Fashing of Tay

http://alrenous.blogspot.fr/2016/03/artificial-intelligence-assisted.html

Trump begins his steamrolling

http://blog.jim.com/culture/trump-and-social-class/

http://www.amerika.org/politics/american-revolution-2-0/

April

The case for passivism against activism

http://www.socialmatter.net/2016/04/19/how-to-passivism/

Death – Rob Ford

http://freenortherner.com/2016/04/08/a-eulogy-for-rob-ford/

http://28sherman.blogspot.fr/2016/04/rob-ford-is-dead.html

May

The (((echoes))) go mainstream

https://dissidentright.com/2016/06/03/a-critique-of-jewish-privilege/

Rodrigo Duterte – The Filipino Pinochet

http://atavisionary.com/a-response-to-duerte-harry/

June

The Orlando Shooting

http://citadelfoundations.blogspot.com/2016/06/this-is-slaughterhouse-left-built.html

Brexit

https://bloodyshovel.wordpress.com/2016/06/24/breakdown/

Death – Muhammed Ali

https://kakistocracyblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/the-greatest/

July  

The Summer of Happenings

https://atlanticcenturion.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/trump-the-redeemer-trump-the-destroyer/

http://blog.jim.com/war/now-four-sovereign-nations/

http://www.socialmatter.net/2016/07/17/twilight-secularist-deep-state-turkey/

https://28sherman.blogspot.com/2016/07/a-note-on-trumps-nomination.html

Death – Pere Jacques Hamel

https://citadelfoundations.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-french-republic-is-finished.html

August

Hillary’s alt-right speech (PEPE!)

https://kakistocracyblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/26/politics-beyond-the-pale/

The Summer Olympics and the downfall of the Brazilian gov’t

https://alfanl.com/2016/08/12/thoughts-on-the-rio-olympics/

September

St. Teresa of Calcutta

October

Weird Story of the Year – Inside/Broad – The Podesta E-mails and the beginnings of PizzaGate, Spirit Cooking

http://blog.jim.com/culture/demon-worship/

Weird Story of the Year – The President of South Korea is a real life conspiracy theory

Broad – The Cubs win the world series, and the American thread of baseball

https://28sherman.blogspot.se/2016/11/a-note-on-magical-world-series.html

Death – Jack Chick

November

The fingers seen round the world

Heilgate

https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2016/11/26/richard-spencer-and-his-glib-heil/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uQ4wytISGQ

Broad – (Besides election) Fake News and the Ministries of Truth, Russian hysteria

http://blog.jim.com/politics/trumpslide/

http://www.socialmatter.net/2016/11/11/hail-trump-lets-keep-heads/

December

Death – John Glenn

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6 Comments

  1. yah re: fascism in punk, Crass immediately comes to mind. Despite being the epitome of leftist punk politics they had a totally fascistic aesthetic. Military like outfits, all black, swastika like logo, brutal black and white collages for album art. Although their haircuts were messy and not very “fashy”…

    The music itself wasn’t really folk/blues based either. The drums were played like a march and thy had a kind of avant garde atonality, especially in later albums.

    A great example of the left learning from the right, and also how the right can now learn from the left in return. But maybe everyone knows this already.

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  2. @~109, Chinese guy gently haranguing his black assistant: Yes it’s Empire of Dust, on youtube. It’s within the last 10 minutes, but here it is pre-snipped: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLOvdgXSy_Q

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  3. @~219 ahhhh you guys are too out of touch with the ‘lesser’ alt-right to talk about it – the guy who threw the first Nazi salute (no squirming away to ‘Roman’) was Mike Enoch, the chief talker of TRS, a heavy-weight. He didn’t know the cameras were there though. (By the way they were “The Atlantic”‘s cameras – the resulting documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVeZ0_Lhazw). No amount of vetting would have excluded him. But there was a lot more excitable, callow youth there, there had been deliberate outreach to grow attendance. Spencer was pretty clearly unhappy about it but never reproached or disowned the action because Mike, apparently taking a lesson from Trump, never backed down and TRS is a source of huge growth for NPI and the alt-right in general. It might have been for the overall good even, under the theory that there’s no such thing as bad publicity (and Richard pretty clearly is waving a glass around, not ‘heil!’ing, so, surely less damaging to the alt-right’s image among the curious than the hoopla would suggest).

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    1. … sorry, replied before I got to Nick Steves talking more informedly.

      Millennial Woes was definitely doxxed, I just saw a shot of the newspaper that gives his name, on 4chan /pol/. I elsewhere and others there have heard a rumor that he’s going to come to the US, but have heard nothing about where. He may not know himself. Funny, at the end of his American tour he said he’d lost his appetite for returning – I wonder if it was NPI that did it.

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  4. The earliest instance of the term “living document” I’ve come across is actually in a catholic text, “The American Republic: Its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny” by Orestes Augustus Brownson in 1866. The text should be available online as a free EPUB.

    “But there is danger that the politicians and demagogues will ascribe the merit, not to the real and living national constitution, but to their miserable theories of that constitution, and labor to aggravate the several evils and corrupt tendencies which caused the rebellion it has cost so much to suppress. What is now wanted is, that the people, whose instincts are right, should understand the American constitution as it is, and so understand it as to render it impossible for political theorists, no matter of what school or party, to deceive them again as to its real import, or induce them to depart from it in their political action.”

    There are many more such quotes. The general idea is that the constitution must be continually reinterpreted to coincide with God’s will in the current age.

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    1. Interesting. Thanks for that bit of research.

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