The Elfbrand Manifesto

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When a wise and brave ally created Orcbrand, the call was answered by thousands who eagerly joined the horde. To show my solidarity, I too adopted the brand for a time. Though not fully invested, I threw enough of my mild weight in to consequently be asked about Orcbrand in an interview with a persistently curious fellow. Yet, deep down I knew that I could never truly be an Orc. I share almost none of the physical or mental characteristics required. Orcs are large, strong, loud, obnoxious and barbarous creatures with generally low impulse control. They are aggressive and have an unquenchable thirst for battle. They are not much in the way of tactical strategic creatures but boldly charge forward toward whichever target they are fixated on. No, it would be an insult to both the orcs and my kin to call myself one. I briefly considered applying to be leader of a subspecies of Gretchin and their herd, but Gretchin are typically cannon fodder(though occasionally clever) and are simply smaller versions of orcs rather than something completely different. No, not a Gretchin either. This begs the question, who am I? Who
are we?

For those of us not quite large or brutish enough to pass as orcbrand but with agility, insatiable curiosity, and beautiful thoughts, clearly we are elfbrand. In contrast with the Orcs, I have a slender(yet fit) build and am more inclined to rely on attributes of cunning, stealth, imagination and cleverness when engaging with my enemies. One of my ex-girlfriends would often comment on my having “elf ears.” It was a running meme between us that she had fairy ears(not like a “gay” definition of fairy, but like the female variety such as Tinkerbelle or the ones that give you hearts in Legend of Zelda) and I had elf ears, and thus ours was a romance between fairy and elf. I make no apology for the foray into degenerate interspecism (though I regret the relationship for a plethora of other reasons.)

At this point you may be wondering what Elfbrand is all about. Like, what makes an elf? What do we really believe? I offer this as the official Elfbrand manifesto:

The Elfbrand Manifesto

By B.W. Rabbit

-As elves we are distrustful of outsiders. We are conscious of their reckless, potentially destructive nature and actively plot ways to keep them out and avoid having to interact with them whenever possible.

– Whilst the brutish orcs revel in their pompous machismo and bravado, we remain perched in the treetops of the lost woods, our elven bows polished at the ready – quivers filled with silver arrows – ever the cunning.

– We are psychically sensitive beings, have a love of animals and frequently look to the cosmos, allst the while exploring nature. Whereas the thuggish alpha beasts are likely to blurt out uncouth epithets like “that’s so gay!” at the notion of any admiration of beauty, expression of sentimentality or emotion…we merely roll our eyes, tune them out and continue with the business of soul searching and expanding our collective consciousness.

-Advanced science(often mistaken for magical power by more primitive creatures) is a critical component of elven society and when combined with stealth allows us to defend ourselves when vastly outnumbered.

– Elfbrand contains different factions and much diversity. There are the space-faring Eldar, the natural and homeopathic driven “wood elves,” the cruel and cunning dark elves and so on. We all share the same features and abilities, but they manifest themselves differently among different elven societies according to established norms.

– Increased perception is one of our most defining traits. Seemingly introverted and curious we have a tendency to perceive and understand rather then prematurely judge. Those who identify as Elfbrand are most likely to
fall under the INTP Myers-Briggs personality type.

– Elfbrand men are most closely aligned with beta males(though not the squeaky, fat, neckbeard variety.) Romantic, empathetic and understanding. In the true medieval fashion we have a tendency to white knight even when their is no tangible reward to be reaped. Even the most gallant and alpha embodying among us take on the likeness of a charismatic metrosexual. While the entitled frat bro styled orcmen pillage and plunder the pussy, we opt for style, chivalry, clever humor and establishing a psychic link with the female. We recognize that we will be unlimately be less successful numbers wise but will make more spiritually meaningful connections when we occasionally do make them.

– We place an emphasis on the aesthetic of a society, which often puts us at odds with laissez faire capitalist creatures who sacrifice aesthetic for cheapness, abundance and convenience. Elfbranders marvel at the beautiful expensive sofa that’s uncomfortable to sit on, while other creatures enthusiastically tear down magnificent buildings to make way for cheap, stucco minimalls filled with Jamba Juice smoothie franchises and AT&T wireless stores.

– Our advantageous battle characteristics are swiftness, accuracy, resourcefulness, and adaptability. Our weaknesses are lack of physical strength, reduced numbers and an aversion to direct confrontation. When faced with an aggressive and more powerful adversary, we would be more apt to distract the enemy by throwing them a slab of meat, bypass their defenses and patiently wait for a moment to strike, like thieves in the night…narrowly escaping the barbarian’s firm grip with the agile swiftness of a thousand gazelles.

Note: We are not usually at odds with our orc allies. In many ways it would seem we complement each other. It is important merely to point out memetic and strategic differences, understanding with clarity what our respective roles are in ongoing skirmishes with anarchists, libertarians and SJW goblins.

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Reactionary Pinball

1960s alice pinball art via eclectix2

Sometimes I feel a bit like a reactionary hitchhiker. Basically, when one increasingly finds he has very little common ground with mainstream political movements, his nostalgic trips down memory lane may eventually lead him to embark on a journey down “reactionary road.” This highway has many possible lanes and exits. He might find himself heading in the direction of the paleoconservatives’ front porch or the neoreactionaries’ castle, perhaps the libertarians’ weed farm, or the traditionalists’ homestead, the manosphere’s “No Ma’am” meet up, the radfem free bleeders’ pool party, or even the neo-nazis’ Antarctic base. Essentially, one metaphorically “hitchhikes” from one ideological group to the next, with each of them only willing to take him part of the way where he wants to go, and he never may never quite reach that sanctuary where the other escaped runners are waiting for him. Yet, that analogy doesn’t always work… because each group doesn’t necessarily incrementally get you closer to the group where you ultimately fit in. Of course, some people hitchhike with no destination in mind. They just want to go on a mind expanding journey and see where it takes them. For those that have an idea of what they’re looking for though, it can be disheartening. You just kind of bounce around like an idiosyncratic pinball, occasionally hitting spots where the machine lights up briefly(finally! these guys mostly believe the same things I do,) only to be blasted off in the other direction after dealbreaker ideological incompatibilities are uncovered.

So you might ask…why do you need to belong to a group or share a belief system with anyone at all? Well, you don’t of course…unless you want to actually organize with like-minded people and do something.

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Reactionary Priorities

It’s unrealistic to believe it’s necessary to find people who agree with us 100% on everything in order to align ourselves with them. So it is sufficient to find people who are with us on our “top priority” issues. For me, I can narrow it down to two: ethnonationalism and futurism (atheism being a distant third.)

Allow me to offer up my own unique “reactionary pinball” trajectory as an illustration of this disillusioning dilemma:

It’s basically a given that as a racially conscious person and an isolationist, I don’t have a place in the republican or democratic parties. I’m an atheist, and a mild feminist so I don’t belong with the paleoconservatives. Though I sympathize with certain MGTOW criticisms about the nature of females, my race realism, mild feminism and dislike of barbarism disqualifies me from the manosphere(I sorta have grown to hate them actually.) Since I oppose warm body democracy, open borders and an unrestrained free market, I’m sure as hell not a libertarian. I also have no desire for what Heinlein called “back to nature cults.” I’m not interested in “homesteading,” homeschooling or living some kind of neo-Amish lifestyle out on the range. Beyond thinking that children should be raised by two heterosexual parents and that transgenderism shouldn’t be celebrated or encouraged, I’m not much of a hardcore traditionalist. I’m fine with kids watching Saturday morning cartoons etc. as long as they get off their asses, exercise and socialize every once in a while.  I’ve concluded that I don’t reject enough of modernity to be a neoreactionary. I’m not willing to dismiss every civilizational experiment humans conducted after the French Revolution as a failure. Hell, I even like a lot of mid century modern art(Gasp! talk about abstract horrorism!)and no, I don’t mean dumb stuff like “numbered cans of shit” or that girl who lays eggs out of her vagina…but I enjoy paintings like this.  Also, despite the trike, they don’t really want nationalists and constantly talk trash about them, parroting nearly every SJW cliche about nationalists being uncouth, white trash, skinheads, etc. It’s also hard to see why anyone would want to expend energy engaging with a movement only to be disrespectfully thought of as merely “fan club” members rather than lower hierarchy contributors. Moving on from that… Given what I’ve said up until now you might be wondering if I’m a communist. Well, although I do prefer communist music and aesthetic, I’m not a communist because I don’t care much about equality(economic, racial or otherwise) and I don’t care for the heavy handed thought policing and labor camps that go along with it. Also, contemporary communism is incompatible with my pro-white racial views. The Communist Party USA, like most of today’s leftist movements is fiercely dedicated to promoting diversity, radical feminism, open borders, the fight against global warning, and almost every other SJW cause under the sun. Practically the only ideological spot left for this ball to roll into is European nationalism/fascism. Yet even the neo-nazis and “White” nationalists are becoming overwhelmed with radical Christians and traditionalists. Based on a few of the tweets I’ve been seeing, some neo-nazis are becoming as prudish as Islamic fundamentalists. I’m also not really into Hitler or Nazi nostalgia(though I’ll admit it’s growing on me a bit.) The Italian Futurism and Fascism movement would have been my scene, but those dudes are long dead, and I can’t travel back in time. The nationalist parties which appear to be gaining popularity in Europe look awesome, but I don’t live there. The ideal kind of soft fascism I’d be looking to support would be a more space oriented variant, somewhat in the vein of Heinlein’s “Starship Troopers.

For now, neo-fascism is where I’m at, though I fully expect to get bounced around some more. Hopefully, I will at least hit some kind of ingroup jackpot bonus before the game tilts from my trying to force it, or I grow tire of playing…and the flippers fail to prevent the ball from going down the drain.

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