Assessing Auster (with Kevin MacDonald and Carolyn Yeager)

Kevin MacDonald’s assessment of Auster, Lawrence Auster on the Role of Jews in Disestablishing White, Christian America, in a nutshell:

Despite his awareness of the forces that have dispossessed White America, Auster is very concerned to deflect anti-Semitism, even though he understands that anti-Jewish attitudes are completely expectable.

This is true, but too charitable. Auster often writes about “whites”, seemingly sympathetically. His overriding concern, however, is for the jews. Auster has called out jews, but only to deliver a proverbial slap on the wrist. He ultimately excuses jews of any real wrong-doing vis-a-vis Whites. He faults jews mainly for not doing what’s he thinks best for themselves. He accompanies most of these critiques with far more venomous words aimed at White “anti-semites”.

Auster frequently distinguishes jews from Whites, and invariably puts jewish interests first. At the same time he condemns Whites who distinguish Whites from jews, even those who only unconsciously or inadvertently put other interests ahead of those of jews. Auster’s critiques of jews are innoculative. He offers strong-sounding but fundamentally weak arguments that could be made more forcefully, especially if made from the point of view of Whites. His efforts are preemptive and proscriptive, the effect if not intent being to discount and discredit a truly pro-White position. He has regularly incited “the majority” to “assert itself”. Meanwhile he attacks even the most mild-mannered White opposition in which he detects a whiff of “anti-semitism”.

As Auster says about neocon Norman Podhoretz, he “does not regard non-Jewish Americans as his people. In effect, he sees America as ‘one nation, many peoples’—which is, of course, the multiculturalist view of America.”

Auster’s analysis of others can often be mapped onto himself or jews in general. For example, Auster does not regard Whites as his people. In effect, he sees only “whites”, deliberately conflating jews and Whites, similarly to how he says Podhoretz sees “America”. Jewish rhetoric is often aimed at a broader collective, at least until they feel the specific needs of jews are better served by speaking more directly in terms of jews.

As I noted in Auster’s Personal Announcement, he has never forgotten who his people are. The First Law of Jewish Influence demonstrates how shallow his big ideas are and how transparent his dissembling is.

MacDonald contrasts Auster with Alan Dershowitz, noting:

Jews like Dershowitz are completely unable to see the situation from the perspective of those he condemns. Unfortunately, Dershowitz is entirely within the mainstream of Jewish opinion and activism among American Jews and certainly within the organized Jewish community in America.

The key difference is that jews like Auster are able to see the situation from the perspecitve of those they condemn. They may wander farther afield, but they remain part of the jewish whole and play their own part in its fight against “anti-semitism”. Whereas mainstream jews like Dershowitz openly identify themselves as jewish warriors, jews like Auster insinuate themselves among us, dissembling and dissimulating, posturing in ways that fool some Whites, at least for a while.

I’ll be appearing with Kevin MacDonald on Carolyn Yeager’s Saturday Afternoon with Carolyn Yeager tomorrow at 2PM ET to discuss Auster. Join us then.

UPDATE 16 Mar 2013: the White network – MacDonald and Tanstaafl on Auster and Jewish Influence (mp3)

21 thoughts on “Assessing Auster (with Kevin MacDonald and Carolyn Yeager)”

  1. The case of Auster only shows that Jews never can stop being Jews, i.e. they will always remain ethnic activists for their own tribe. It must be said that Auster is at least not destructive toward Whites : he wants to use them for his own (tribal) purposes without destroying them (i.e. offering a solid civilization for diaspora Jews to live in and to support Israel). That cannot be said of most Jewish ethnic activists, who seem to delight not only in fully exploiting Whites but also in destroying them in the process.
    But we must ask ourselves the question : do we really need people like Auster? Can we not develop useful ideas ourselves? Do we really need “good” Jews to combat bad Jews? I think people like Kevin MacDonald, David Duke, Tanstaafl and others are a sufficient answer to that question.

    Besides, I still am not wholly convinced by Auster’s “conversion” to Christianity. I think it is a belated Marrano-trick.

  2. Larry Auster has now for years a pancreatic cancer…

    Do you think, to publish this article the first time is Austers way to say sorry for his bullying of KMac and others?

    I think he´s at the end of his life – and as far as I can overlook the case of Auster from Germany – I feel a little bit sorry for him…

  3. @ Hekmatyar,

    “Do you think, to publish this article the first time is Auster’s way to say sorry for his bullying KMac and others?”

    Not at all. This is what he says on his own blog (March 16) :“A blogger cheers my article, “Jews, the archetypical multiculturalists”, and says my take on the the Jewish people is the same as that of THE KING OF CONTEMPORARY ANTI-SEMITES, Kevin MacDonald.”
    And further : “Also, though he ridicules the charge, I say that MacDonald is an EXTERMINATIONIST ANTI-SEMITE.”

    Who still doubts Auster’s original intention of his article, read this introduction :
    “Also, to understand better where I’m coming from, readers may want to jump ahead and read the last section first “How to oppose the Jewish agenda without anti-Semitism.”

    Auster is for the conservation of a majority-white America only because that is “good for the Jews” (both in the diaspora and in Israel). He criticizes Jewish destructive behavior, but takes well care that such criticism doesn’t devolve into “anti-Semitism”. To suggest that Jewish destructive behavior is in any way innate is “anti-Semitism”. Therefore prof. MacDonald is an “anti-Semite”, nay an “exterminationist anti-Semite”.

    We must conclude that the “Christian American”, Lawrence Auster remains an Jewish ethnic activist right to his dying day.

  4. What a fine nuanced post.

    May the pig-man Auster’s conversion to Angloism (and it’s religio off-shoots) result in him spending eternity in the fire for his blatant denial of the true, and justly anti-semitic, faith of traditionalist Catholicism.

  5. I hate the man.

    There’s a lot less “hate” in this region of the psychosphere than its enemies like to claim, but hate isn’t a bad thing.

    I genuinely loathe, despise, and revile him, and I am glad he is dying in pain.

    The best thing to do with him afterward is for those who knew of him to take such of his arguments are useful and true and repurpose them for their own causes, and let his name be forgotten.

  6. In his best moments he allowed Jesus to control him, in his worst moments he allowed Jewish hyper-ethnocentrism to control him, but at all times he was a friend of White America.

    His body is now free of cancer and his mind is now free of Jewish hyper-ethnocentrism.

    Rest in peace, my brother in Christ.

    By the grace and forgiveness that is ours through the blood of Jesus, may the Lord say unto you “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

  7. What? Mistah Auster — he dead?

    Just waiting for the resurrection now, right about Sunday I reckon.

  8. Looks like the old Lenovo laptop finally burned out its hard disk:

    LAWRENCE AUSTER: JANUARY 26, 1949 – MARCH 29, 2013

    On Monday evening, after arriving at the hospice in the late afternoon, Mr. Auster read and responded to a few emails. He then closed his battered and medicine-stained Lenovo laptop for the last time. “That’s enough for now,” he said, holding his hands over the computer as if sated by an unfinished meal.

    The final dispensation, via email, posted on a blog. Do these people have no life?

    Let the dead bury their dead.

  9. I’d be getting in an exorcist to work on that Lenovo. The thing’s possessed for sure.

  10. Certainly hope that that paragon of principle, Sir Lawrence of Auster, didn’t use any German medical technology or pharmaceuticals in his dying phase.

    After all:

    To paraphrase Churchill’s famous remark about the Germans, they need to be kept at our feet, or else they will go for our throat.”

    Seeya later Lozza. May a rejuvenated Aryan race march upon your people, trample them under foot, tear down their cities and industries of death, brick by brick, and sow their fields with salt.

  11. As a firm believer in the thirst-quenching truths of Sharia Law, I am saddened by the passing of my interfaith ally, Lawrence Auster. Despite our superficial differences, we shared much of the same resolve on matters of Western decadence and cultural erosion. I pray that Larry’s legacy inspires more servants of Allah (and those of his Christian god) to mold America back toward its original Islamo-Christian ideals, as intended by our Founding Fathers.

  12. Auster famously declared his preference to live in and support a multicultural cesspool if the alternative was a society that did not allow jews. After receiving the Catholic sacrament on his deathbed, I trust that he informed the priest that the afterlife destination of his choosing would be Hell*.

    (*Unless there has been some post-V2 reconciliation that jews in fact control Heaven. Pat might clear this up for me.)

  13. It all makes sense: Auster’s tedious banner-waving for the Republican party was just a Pascal Wager to secure a posthumous baptism from Romney’s LDS tabernacle. Leaving no stone unturned, Auster even had the prescience to die on Good Friday. His followers could not have dreamed to organize a prayer vigil of such massive scope.

    Let us pray also for the perfidious Jews: that Almighty God may remove the veil from their hearts; so that they too may acknowledge Jesus Christ our Lord. Almighty and eternal God, who dost not exclude from thy mercy even Jewish faithlessness: hear our prayers, which we offer for the blindness of that people; that acknowledging the light of thy Truth, which is Christ, they may be delivered from their darkness.

  14. “Only extreme incapacitation could have brought that career to a close. For many of us, it was a marvel, a form of essential daily food. No man gave more to his readers. No writer responded more energetically to the people who took in his words and either approved or rejected them. No thinker, except perhaps Plato, jousted more ably with his students or left such an elegant and finished record of philosophical conflict and resolution. He was philosopher, journalist, guru and cultural psychoanalyst in one. And no writer on culture and politics had sounder judgment about the world around us, or more brilliant observations.”

    Auster finally gets the blowjob from Laura Wood in death that he never got in life. –MPC Chat

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