Positions & FAQ

Positions & FAQ

POSITIONS

I believe men and women are different. My work is about men, and I am proud of the fact that I have helped thousands (if not tens of thousands) of men around the world improve their lives. If women find my work valuable — and some do — that’s great too. 

I don’t belong to a political party, I usually don’t follow “the news,” and I try to avoid commenting on whatever everyone has been told to be upset about on a given day. I am not currently a member of any organization except The American Automobile Association.

I believe in freedom, free speech, the right to bear arms, free association and self-determination. These used to be “liberal” values. They are absolutely American values, and I believe that preserving the integrity original Bill of Rights is something the majority of Americans can and should be passionate about protecting.  

FAQ – ASSOCIATIONS

THE WOLVES OF VINLAND

I was associated with the Virginia-based folkish heathen organization known as The Wolves of Vinland from approximately 2014-2018. I resigned from the Wolves of Vinland in late 2018.

I considered The Wolves to be primarily a private tribal and religious organization. The political and philosophical ideologies of its individual members seemed to vary widely when I was a member. I am no longer in contact with the Wolves, and cannot comment on what their collective views may be currently — because I simply don’t know. 

I support the ability of groups to form freely and try out all kinds of religions and styles of organization.

While I would no longer consider myself a supporter of that group specifically, I want to live in a world where they have the right to exist and do their own thing. 

I learned a lot from The Wolves. I don’t regret joining The Wolves of Vinland, but I’m also really glad I left when I did.

Amor fati. 

OPERATION WEREWOLF

Operation Werewolf is a company/movement that was created by Paul Waggener and it has always been owned and operated by him. I helped him promote his company occasionally when we were friends, but I was never an active participant.

Many members of OPWW are also readers of my work, and some of them are great guys who hold a wide range of views. As far as I can tell, most of them just like to lift weights, listen to black metal, punch each other and do pagan rituals in the woods — and that all sounds swell to me.

From what I’ve heard, Paul Waggener has terminated OPWW anyway, so it is now a thing of the past.

The fact that some authors have identified me as the leader of OPWW (and sometimes, The Wolves, which was also never true) shows how sloppy their research is. If they got that wrong, you should probably wonder what else they got wrong and question the author’s competence or integrity. I think you’ll find in most cases that they are radical political activists who will say anything that serves their agenda — not the “truth seekers” or “concerned citizens” they pretend to be.

WHITE NATIONALISM  &  THE ALTERNATIVE RIGHT

I am sometimes referred to as a White Nationalist. That is slander.

I have never considered myself a White Nationalist, and have never publicly claimed to be one.

I have always believed in the importance of freedom of speech and the free exchange of ideas — especially unpopular ideas.

If you can’t handle the idea that somewhere, someone has an idea that you don’t agree with — and you want to silence or control them — you are a petty tyrant and in my opinion, a terrible human being.

I started writing about masculinity for alternativeright.com in 2011, when it hosted a collection of political and ideological dissidents who held a wide range of taboo positions, gathered in the tradition of American curmudgeon H.L. Mencken. At this time, what became the “Alt-Right” was not explicitly White Nationalist.

Over time, this changed, and after the Charlottesville incident (during which I was at a rock concert in Oregon), I cut all ties with activists in that movement and revoked the permission I had given them to republish my work.

I have always said and written that “white supremacy” was stupid, and have always believed that White Nationalism makes absolutely no sense in America.

I do not and have not written material disparaging other races. In fact, given my direct experiences with White Nationalists, I would much rather have some real talk with a black man who has a sense of humor than listen to yet another pasty nerd ramble on about “The Jews.”

While all White Nationalists are not wrong about everything, that movement is a dead-end (as well as a circular firing squad), and I actively encourage young men who want to get involved with White Nationalism to do something productive with their lives instead.

I’ve dealt with a lot of angry gay activists and a lot of angry White Nationalist activists in my life, and they have more in common than they think.

They both want to be proud of things that aren’t legitimate accomplishments.

ANDROPHILIA

I wrote a book titled Androphilia in 2007.  The main idea behind the book was that sexuality shouldn’t define a man, and that experiencing some homosexual attraction doesn’t mean that you have to choose to behave effeminately. Sexuality is a poor axis for primary identity. Men are men regardless, and I believe that they should strive to earn the respect and honor of other men.

I pulled Androphilia out of print in 2017, because I followed my own advice and transcended both that identity and that sexuality. I prefer to be defined by my own accomplishments and to be known for my commitment to helping men navigate the challenges of living a masculine life in the 21st Century.

I do not promote or discourage homosexuality. I do encourage stable, accomplished men who want children to find a woman and start families. I’m convinced at this point that it is probably the best life for most men.

My path has always been different, and I’ll probably live out the remainder of my years as a classical “Roman” playboy in this cosmopolitan Empire of Nothing.