On Tone Policing of the Right: The Reason for the #NRORevolt


Madonna first squirmed around squealing about being a virgin on MTV’s Video Music Awards stage when I was merely a toddler. Madonna was already in her late twenties at the time, and was certainly no virgin. Decades later, the sixty year old woman is still squirming around trying to arouse and shock people. So are the VMAs, still awkwardly humping the wrecking ball that they’re taking to the ruins of American culture with Miley Cyrus this year.

Things got ugly this year when Nicki Minaj escalated her tiff with the half-naked hostess by going ghetto on her live and off-script. For all her herculean efforts to the contrary, Miley could not have looked more “white” when the sassy Black Nicki refused to be “tone policed.”

White Advocates may be inclined to reflexively side with Hannah Montana, but I’m firmly on Team Nicki. Miley had been scolding Nicki about her tone rather than addressing her allegations of racism in the VMA nomination process for weeks leading up to the ceremony.

“If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement,” Cyrus said about Minaj’s tweets. “But I don’t respect your statement because of the anger that came with it … What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite.”

Trust me, I don’t agree with the point Nicki Minaj was trying to make about the VMA selection board supposedly being a holdout of White Supremacy. That point is indeed stupid. But Miley wasn’t disagreeing with that point; she was condescendingly disagreeing with how she said it. Tone policing is the disingenuous debate tactic of disregarding the topic in favor of the tone.

The #NRORevolt campaign against National Review is a revolt against their tone policing. Jonah Golberg’s article about Donald Trump was what triggered it, but the revolt against National Review is much bigger than Goldberg, the Trump phenomenon, or even the neocon takeover of the magazine over the past couple decades. From its very inception, National Review was founded by William F. Buckley as a vehicle for controlling the content of the conservative movement by feigning a high-minded concern for its tone.

Buckley didn’t challenge the substance of the John Birch Society’s paleoconservative arguments. He dismissed them all as lacking in respectability and gravitas. For the National Review, Birchers were a class of ideologues whose ideas were beneath discussion because they had the wrong tone. Buckley cleverly and effectively played on the status insecurities of middle-class WASP conservatives by feigning an aristocratic bearing and insisting that men with an aristocratic bearing all think in his consistently compromising antiquarian libertarian manner.

National Review played a pivotal role–perhaps the pivotal role–in transforming the Right from a movement with ideas to a status-signaling charade of fashionable posturing through a series of purges of any and all men who dared to insist on unfashionable Rightist ideals. Buckley appeared to achieve what no other “conservative” could, which is win the praise and respect of Leftists. This apparent anomaly was actually no anomaly at all, but a demonstration of his ability to win over the Right with style and win over the Left with substance.

Buckley is no longer around to manage this tone policing tightrope act, and it shows. He would have likely kept some harmless domesticated paleoconservative outliers like Robert Weissberg and John Derbyshire around. Buckley understood precisely how to lull the monster of White Identity asleep, and how to serve the Jewish agenda without making it too obvious that he’s cuckolding his readership. Buckley had a keen enough instinct for politics to have seen that some kind of populist uprising against libertarian wonkery and neocon cuckoldry was imminent, and he would have known better than to directly head butt Donald Trump’s populist insurgency.

In the absence of Buckley, you have the same actors as before, a bunch of Chamber of Commerce hacks kvetching about lowering taxes for rich people, partisan hacks playing red team/blue team grabass, and Zionist hacks engaging in thinly veiled ethnic advocacy for their “invade the world/invite the world” agenda. What you lack in his absence is a charismatic and congenial ringleader to persuade the audience that the carnival of corruption was a fancy and respectable conservative affair.

The flagship publication remains in publication despite being unprofitable on the fumes of its legacy, but the national conversation has left National Review behind. I don’t even know if Buckley himself could have managed to keep a cork on White American frustration at this point. We’re done being lied to. We’re done being condescended to. We’re done being politically cuckolded, and we’re not going to watch our tone.

Jonah Goldberg and the rest of the Trotskyite entryists at the National Review can fire their label gun at us all they want. Call us “anti-semites,” call us “fascists,” call us “isolationists,” call us “inbred,” and call us “peckerwoods.” They’ve tried everything over the last few days on Twitter and a very magical thing has happened in the conservative movement in America; they’ve stopped caring about being called names. Donald Trump is the current avatar of this sea change in conservative attitude, but this whole thing is even more yuuuuge than The Donald.

The SPLC has busted me around thirty times for being a big scary bigot, and I’ve even been known to sip from a swastika-emblazoned coffee mug. But the majority of the men on twitter and the NRO comment section are ordinary conservatives who’ve simply had it with being cucked. If the National Review staff and others keep calling them anti-semitic for objecting to their agenda of gifting our jobs to foreigners, gifting our citizenship to invaders, and gifting our soldiers to Israeli warmongers, the sharper ones may just make the connection; and they won’t watch their tone when they do.


  • Grid212

    Well said, Matt.
    Let’s keep up the pressure.
    God Speed and Hail Victory!

  • Raymond Daniels

    Very accurate.

  • Shotgun

    I’m too cynical to believe the political environment is “awakening” the sleeping white giant. Seems to me, we’re all simply much better informed today thanks to the internet. Thanks to the net, it’s far easier to see political agendas and recognize ideological manipulation.

    While this may have positive effects in the short run, we’re heading for entire generations of the most well-informed yet shallow people in history. They’ll have up-to-the-minute reports about the goings on in Iran, Syria, and Somalia, but will have no idea what to do with their cherished data.

    The “overlords” (be they jews, Masons, lizard men, or my mythos of choice – the people who live inside the hollow Earth), are experiencing a temporary hiccup in their control mechanisms thanks to the net, but they’ll re-adjust soon.

  • Anne

    I don’t think the princes of Judeo-Masonry look to regain their footing of a previous stance. A lot of their predictive programming is broken and translated for the NET. They are looking to escalate. They need WW3.

    No one knows when they will pull the plug on their global ponzi and intiate financial collapse, but clearly, it is ‘on the cards’ and people should think about how to seize the chao to break with usury and the Jew Bank in the radical way that the Desert Fathers broke with the world (and more radically with the flesh and the Devil and his works).
    Usury is termed in the Bible, ‘the mammon of iniquity”. The global ponzi is based on the credit issue of the Jew Bank to nations as debt. It is a simple formula – nations [gov’t, land, labour, resources, GNP, technology] are assets of the Jew Bank through the currency issue as debt. They want to end this and bring in a new financial order based on a global currency where all populations are pinned under the one scheme.
    As in the anthem of Communism (by definition global) they have to get rid of nations / ethne. That is a huge obstacle to them because ethnic cohesion can always function as a household – as an economy.

  • EnochWasRightEnochIsRight

    Jonah Goldberg again has another Trump bashing piece up at National Hebrew.

    The non-stop jewwhine against Trump has been grotesquely anti-White at these places that are supposed to be right wing all summer long and now into the fall.

    They’ve lost their minds. Is this the chutzpah and destruction they always bring on themselves?

    It is too bad Trump didn’t go third party. I don’t know if he would have won, but the JOP would have placed last.

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By: Matt Parrott


Matt is a founding member of TradYouth and is currently the project's Chief Information Officer. He's been active in the White Identity cause for years, primarily as a blogger but also as a street activist and regional organizer.
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