• Michael Brendan Dougherty: Why Identity-Politics Pushers Are Winning the Culture Wars

    Occidental Dissent - Nov 30th 2020 10:34am EST

    This is a good question. I spent several months before the 2020 election answering it. National Review: “There is a question that bothers many political conservatives today. It bothers us so much that the progressives and reactionaries take great delight in making us wince by asking it again and again, in their gloating and glowering […]

  • Avoid The Dissident Right

    Occidental Dissent - Nov 18th 2020 12:33pm EST

    I finally understand these people. Allow me to explain why I disagree with them. If you look at the political science on who is actually pro-White in America, it is negatively correlated with income and financial stability. There are pro-White Democrats, Independents and Republicans because the “White positive sphere” is closer to the Center of […]

  • Christianity and Youth Rebellion In The 1920s

    Occidental Dissent - Oct 27th 2020 12:11pm EDT

    Editor’s Note: This is a work in progress. We’re continuing to explore the Victorian-to-Modern transition in America which as we have seen began in the 1910s and accelerated in the 1920s. In previous articles, I have explained at length how at the end of Victorian era there was a consensus in America on national identity, […]

  • Modern Women

    Occidental Dissent - Oct 19th 2020 6:34pm EDT

    BOSTON: anti-Trump protesters burn a flag and then eat a bloodied heart symbolizing they president These people are not just mentally ill, but they are increasingly mirroring the occult pic.twitter.com/a2Et24hUyz— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) October 19, 2020 You ever just sit in your car and pic.twitter.com/nIuzEM16RU— Indian Bronson (@Indian_Bronson) October 19, 2020 This is why we […]

  • Jews and Early American Modernism

    Occidental Dissent - Oct 19th 2020 6:13pm EDT

    In the crossover in the Liberal Club between Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side in New York in the 1910s, we’re looking at the embryo of the Modern mainstream. Specifically, we are looking at Jewish radicals from the Lower East Side like Emma Goldman, the alienated Anglos from the Midwest like Floyd Dell, Sinclair […]

  • Inventing Tomorrow: H.G. Wells, Modernism and the Future

    Occidental Dissent - Sep 16th 2020 3:35pm EDT

    The Young Intellectuals created modern liberalism. Who was the biggest influence on the Young Intellectuals though? H.G. Wells wrote over 100 novels, sold millions of copies and was the most influential author in the English language of the early 20th century. Along with Jules Verne, Wells was the father of modern science fiction. He was […]

  • Review: The End of American Innocence, 1912-1917

    Occidental Dissent - Sep 15th 2020 1:12pm EDT

    Henry F. May, The End of American Innocence, 1912-1917 When did our own times begin? Culturally speaking, when did Victorian 19th century America become Modern 20th century America? Why did this happen? How did this happen? What changed? In The End of American Innocence, 1912-1917, Henry F. May argues that the transition began in New […]

  • H.L. Mencken, Nietzsche and the Death of the Victorian Mainstream

    Occidental Dissent - Sep 12th 2020 9:55am EDT

    Why should anyone bother studying this? What relevance does it have to our own times? I would respond by saying it is worth knowing when, why and how our own age began and when, why and how the old mainstream crumbled. The following excerpt comes from Henry F. May’s book The End of American Innocence, […]

  • Practical Applications

    Occidental Dissent - Sep 6th 2020 6:28pm EDT

    Is there any practical benefit to studying all of this and tracing its history aside from satisfying my own morbid curiosity about the origins and causes of our decline? Let all of this soak in: So my brother @RickyRebelRocks ???????? Adore ?????#Repost @brokebackUSA ???BLM held a “peaceful protest” in Beverly Hills so @rickyrebelrocks showed up […]

  • The Origins of the Modern Left

    Occidental Dissent - Sep 6th 2020 2:24pm EDT

    What is the “mainstream”? Where did the modern Left come from? In The Birth of the Mainstream and The Death of the Victorian Mainstream, I began to pinpoint its emergence in the years around World War I. It was the moment in time when the Romantic or Victorian sensibility that dominated the 19th century – […]

  • Design Mom: Trump Supporters Make Me Sick To My Stomach

    Occidental Dissent - Aug 31st 2020 11:18pm EDT

    Design Mom is an excellent illustration of the sort of totalitarian mindset that you get when you fuse progressive liberalism with modernism. TAC: “The other day I saw a tweet where a person described that when they find out someone they know personally supports Trump, they lose all respect for them instantly. I liked the […]

  • Isaiah Berlin: Romanticism – The First Attack on Enlightenment

    Occidental Dissent - Aug 8th 2020 7:17pm EDT

    Now watching. Note: Isaiah Berlin didn’t like Romanticism.

  • Sunset

    Occidental Dissent - Aug 8th 2020 6:31pm EDT

    I need to brush up on my Hegel. I’m beginning to develop a theory. Please entertain this idea for the sake of argument which I admit could be complete nonsense. I’m just being creative and having some fun. Joe Biden could be on “the right side of history.” Modernism could potentially last forever. It could […]

  • Modernism and Protestantism

    Occidental Dissent - Aug 8th 2020 2:16pm EDT

    The following excerpts come from Eric P. Kaufmann’s book The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America and illustrate the degree to which the rise of Modernism was transforming American Christianity in the first three decades of the 20th century. In the early 20th century, American Protestantism became obsessed with ecumenicism and cosmopolitanism and began to splinter. […]

  • The Federalist: American Left Is “The Only One In The World That Hates Their Country”

    Occidental Dissent - Aug 7th 2020 6:41pm EDT

    Chris Bedford made some good points last night on Tucker Carlson’s show, but failed to provide any theoretical context which makes sense of the problem: FOX News: “We have that insidious phrase, that ‘You’re on the wrong side of history,’” Bedford said. …” What does that phrase mean? “It is 2020.” “You’re on the wrong […]

  • Could America Split Up?

    Occidental Dissent - Aug 4th 2020 2:25pm EDT

    Possibly. Maybe not though. The Week: “All week I’ve been haunted by a brief few seconds of video posted on Twitter late Sunday night by a student journalist in Eugene, Oregon. Two men face off at a protest — the one standing on the left is demonstrating for Black Lives Matter; the one on the […]

  • The Wrong Side of History

    Occidental Dissent - Aug 2nd 2020 1:44pm EDT

    I woke up this morning with this idea. Progressives are on the “wrong side of history.” I can’t tell you how many times that I have been told this over the past two decades. I’m on the “wrong side of history.” It is the modern progressive form of the old Whig theory of history. The […]

  • THE END Unveiled In Trafalgar Square

    Occidental Dissent - Aug 1st 2020 3:44pm EDT

    What do you think of London’s new artwork on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square? It’s by the artist @h_phillipson and has been unveiled this morning. It’s called THE END… #4thplinth pic.twitter.com/dgDv9ybWyV— BBC Radio London (@BBCRadioLondon) July 30, 2020 Sure, it is a catastrophe, but I would leave it up. It is a fitting memorial […]

  • Antifa and Black Lives Matter Burn American Flags and Bibles While Rioting Against Portland Police

    Occidental Dissent - Aug 1st 2020 3:04pm EDT

    More flag burning at the antifa/ BLM gathering in downtown Portland. Video by @FromKalen. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/okngG7eRYK— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 1, 2020 Left-wing activists bring a stack of Bibles to burn in front of the federal courthouse in Portland. pic.twitter.com/lYWY0x8n8P— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 1, 2020 ‘F*ck Trump!’ | Bible and US flag set […]

  • Why Woke People Won’t Debate You

    Occidental Dissent - Jul 31st 2020 11:09am EDT

    According to the critical race theorists, racism is everywhere. It is in every society (“structural”), every organization (“institutional”), every relationship (“interpersonal”), and every individual (“internalized”).There is no escape. pic.twitter.com/fCU4VXIPbG— Christopher F. Rufo (@realchrisrufo) July 29, 2020 1/n Further confirmation of the white liberalism-negative mental health relationship (see the original thread here https://t.co/nI29Hu8guk). pic.twitter.com/Gf58jiYRAC— Zach Goldberg […]

  • Tucker Carlson: America Is Witnessing a Brazen Power Grab

    Occidental Dissent - Jul 31st 2020 9:30am EDT

    “Democracy” is their word for ripping the tongue out of their critics, censoring the press of their rivals, blacklisting you from employment, oligarchs buying public policy and nullifying elections, bureaucrats sabotaging the will of the president, declaring all disagreement on vast swathes of public policy to be “hate” and therefore illegitimate and outside the realm […]

  • Thomas B. Edsall: ‘The Whole of Liberal Democracy Is in Grave Danger at This Moment’

    Occidental Dissent - Jul 22nd 2020 7:27pm EDT

    In The New York Times, Thomas B. Edsall warns that the Right is drifting away from liberal democracy and toward authoritarian democracy. New York Times: “In the continuing debate over whether liberals or conservatives are more open minded, whether those on the left or the right are more rigid in their thinking, a team of […]

  • Woke Supremacy Is Surprisingly Unpopular

    Occidental Dissent - Jul 22nd 2020 2:10pm EDT

    Editor’s Note: This is a work in progress. The first data point comes from The Washington Post which shows a huge retreat in public support over the past month from the so-called “racial justice movement.” As the reaction to woke supremacy has gathered momentum, there has been a 15 point decline in support for seeing […]

  • An Intellectual History of “Woke” Left Modernism

    Occidental Dissent - Jul 22nd 2020 1:14am EDT

    Left Modernism is ubiquitous. It is synonymous with American mainstream culture which is a composite mix of liberalism, modernism and cosmopolitanism. It is essentially what we are against. Modernism rejects authority and tradition in favor of self-interest, self-expression, self-achievement, self-realization, self-fulfillment and self-advancement. It rejects the past in favor of the future. It is always […]

  • Anarchy, Plus a Street Constable

    Occidental Dissent - Jul 18th 2020 4:56pm EDT

    These scenes of chaos coming out of Portland continue to bring to mind Thomas Carlyle’s famous quip about the future of America: “Anarchy, plus a street constable”: that is also anarchic to me, and other than quite lovely! I foresee, too, that, long before the waste lands are full, the very street-constable, on these poor […]