Alexander Hellene

The Enemy of Your Enemy

That celebrity who agrees with you on that one issue? Yeah, they still hate you.

In the quest for cultural prominence, it’s tempting to claim that powerful, influential, and—let’s face it—cool people are on your side. But they’re not.

This is the amazing thing about those of us who fall down on this side of the great divide: instead of trying to do our own thing, so many still want to glom onto the status quo as though it confers some sort of legitimacy.

Legitimacy to whom? What are we hoping to legitimize?

So some professional athlete or comedian or musician shares an opinion that you do. Big deal. They are not you friend. I’m not saying this to demoralize anyone. I’m saying this because it’s true. The enemy of your enemy is not your friend. They are a temporary ally on one discrete issue, but if that issue somehow gets resolved, the celebrity in question will go back to hating you, your children, and everybody like you and your children.

An important aspect to celebrity it’s worth thinking about is how did a person become approved by the powers-that-be in the first place? The simple, reductionist answer is that they played along.

“Played along with what?” is the next logical question. The logical answer is the prevailing religious norms—and it is a religion; stop kidding yourself—shoved down our throats by the entertainment/university/military/corporate/government complex.

These celebrities like money! They like attention and fame! Most of all, they wouldn’t be where they are if they didn’t believe all of this stuff either! They are not victims. They are not deluded country rubes seduced into a life of sleazery by the promise of their name in lights. They aren’t poor victims still on the “DEMONcrat plantaton!” or whatever. This is the life they have chosen.

Do you doubt me? Then how come they all have the same beliefs? The same politics? Why do those in charge of popular culture only know one story? Yes, they gussy said story up in many different guises, which is what all master storytellers do—and don’t try to cope by saying that these people have no talent, because they have tons of talent, and that’s what makes them so dangerous—but the story they tell remains the same.

The story is that of rebellion against God. Some call it Masonic, some Gnostic, but the common theme is that the Christian God is the enemy and Lucifer shall set you free. These people aren’t atheists despite what they say. Everything they do redounds to someone’s glory, as all human action does . . . they have just made it clear who and what it is they are glorifying.

It cuts across all fields of our culture: music and movies/TV are the most obvious, but it’s there in literature as well. Athletic competitions cannot express this worldview, but the fact that athletes who deviate from it get “canceled”—one of many horrid twenty-first century terms that, sadly, is too fitting for what goes on—is telling.

The jock-sniffers’ favorite punching bag Tim Tebow is a great example of this. He is held up for special mockery, while professional athletes who commit assault and better, robbery, rape, and murder are rarely held up for ridicule. NFL, MLB, and NBA players cheered on the violent, race-based destruction of our cities to the applause of the unathletic losers who populate sports media, but don’t you dare be a virgin. Or openly support a Republican.

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When one aspect of exactly what they have helped create unexpectedly clashes with one of their personal beliefs, and they stand up against the beast system they willingly joined, that does not make them a fighter for truth and goodness and beauty. It makes them a whiner and a hypocrite.

Of course, constantly accusing the beast of hypocrisy doesn’t matter, since they have no shame. The best thing to do is to not defend these people. Let them stew in their own juices and suffer disastrous career consequences.

They won’t, of course. Because all of these people will eventually recant to be allowed back into the protective fold of the beast system. Because they like money and power. They have already given over their soul to the prince of this world in exchange for temporal pleasures.

I understand the powerful urge to claim that some important cultural figure is one of “our guys.” It’s a natural instinct that I myself have fallen prey to in the past. But I know better now. These supposed dissidents are either in it to get publicity and drum up sales, or they will quickly be brought to heel by the big money interests who control them. This is the danger of selling your convictions for money: as with every aspect of life, he who signs your checks controls you. It’s an inescapable danger of the post-industrial world where so few even have the ability to grow their own food . . . or actually own the land they live on and the house in which they dwell, and likely never will.

The overarching strategy should be to stop giving money to people that hate you. Attention, too. In order to do so, support alternatives, create alternatives, and help the flowering of a parallel society where you won’t even need these celebrities and their output. The tactical aspect of this is, of course, much easier said than done, but strategically, it is easy.

“Get woke, go broke” is one of the biggest copes of all time. This isn’t about hurting the beast financially, since they will always have more than enough money. It is about making sure that the best doesn’t hurt you. It doesn’t destroy your soul. They hate it when nobody pays attention to them. Even those celebrities who have supposedly wised up and seen the light want your energy, most likely so they can turn around and sucker-punch you, but probably so you buy their product before you realize that they still hate you.

There is also the possibility that all of these Tinseltown rebellions are staged. These are, after all, the people who play pretend and make you believe it for a living.

If you think multi-millionaires are going to give this up to join the side of the people they actively hate and wish were excised from the body politic like a cancer, i.e., you, you are dreaming.

Allies may be found in strange places. The entertainment industry is not one of them. Let them hang.

– Alexander

13 thoughts on “The Enemy of Your Enemy”

  1. Better to build community with those near you. Family, neighbors, friends. Cultivate those relationships and build locally as much as you are able. Forge bonds with real people.

    The Hollywood Set, sports figure, intellectuals, political commentators, and their ilk do not know you, and do not care about you. Look to the fruits of their works and avoid the ones producing poisonous fruit, or demanding that you should take action against those people. These people are not real.

    Let the dead bury the dead.

    1. Raymond,

      Agreed. At the same time we need to build parallel culture, institutions. That way when the leftists come after us we have an infrastructure to protect us from their depredations

    2. Absolutely. “These people are not real.” Exactly!

      The idea isn’t to hurt these people financially, because that’s impossible–the money printer will always provide more. It’s to prevent them from hurting you. And paradoxically, it’s more the lack of your attention than the lack of your money that hurts them.

  2. Hardwicke Benthow

    The jock-sniffers’ favorite punching bag Tim Tebow is a great example of this. He is held up for special mockery, while professional athletes who commit assault and better, robbery, rape, and murder are rarely held up for ridicule. NFL, MLB, and NBA players cheered on the violent, race-based destruction of our cities to the applause of the unathletic losers who populate sports media, but don’t you dare be a virgin. Or openly support a Republican.

    I’m a bit confused. You seem to be arguing that no one in the entertainment industry is really on the side of the people and all had to “sell their souls” (even if they are getting bashed by the rest of the people in the industry), but here you seem to imply that Tebow is indeed the real deal.

    As for Dave Chappelle, the fact that Netflix is defending him and firing transgender activists in their company who are trying to cancel him shows that he’s not our “friend”. They wouldn’t protect someone who wasn’t on their side. A true dissenter would probably get the Gina Carano treatment (fired and publically slandered as an “ist” or “phobe” by the company itself and media outlets in collusion with it). Maybe they would tolerate him because he’s financially profitable to them, but to actively go to bat for him like they are? No way.

    Interestingly, Chappelle’s cousin believes that he was killed and replaced with an Illuminati clone some time before 2017. It sounds kooky, but with all of the crazy things happening over the past few years, who knows anymore?

    https://web.archive.org/web/20170601033645/http://beforeitsnews.com/celebrities/2017/05/dave-chappelles-cousin-says-he-was-killed-and-cloned-speaks-out-for-first-time-2475080.html

    I’m inclined to believe what Hollywood insiders Patrick Courrielche Adryana Cortez of the podcast “Red Pilled America” have said: that Hollywood does tolerate a few people (Mel Gibson, for instance) who don’t play their game, but only because the producers/studios know how profitable these people’s movies are and take their cut of the profits from those people’s projects and invest it in more woke propaganda. This is part of what keeps “get woke, go broke” from working correctly: they allow enough non-woke, profitable projects to get made (with a nice chunk of the profits going to them, of course) in order to keep themselves in the black financially, so they can afford to keep losing money on their propaganda projects.

    It’s sort of like the actors who will accept a “paycheck role” in a blockbuster movie every now and then just to be able to afford to appear in the low-budget art house movies they really care about, while still maintaining a multimillion-dollar pocketbook. The projects that make money are sometimes just the “tent pole” to hold up a tent that is made of an entirely different type of material than the pole is.

    The only solution is to create new movie and television distribution methods that bypass Hollywood altogether, so that non-wokesters can get widespread enough distribution to shape the culture without going through a Hollywood studio (and thus letting said studio get a cut of their profits). Ben Shapiro’s The Daily Wire seems to be trying to do this, but I don’t trust Shapiro. He could be useful for now to open the door for competition to the Hollywood system, but I don’t want him getting the monopoly on non-Hollywood distribution long-term.

    In order to do so, support alternatives, create alternatives, and help the flowering of a parallel society where you won’t even need these celebrities and their output. The tactical aspect of this is, of course, much easier said than done, but strategically, it is easy.

    Possibly the most promising potential development I’ve seen is LOOR, a streaming service that is trying to get off the ground. It’s intended to make high-quality Christian content that avoids both Hollywood wokeness and Pure Flix-style cringe. I’ve been following the site’s blog for a while. Here are some samples:

    Frankly, the Church has been negligent in her duty to encourage and enable the creatives in her midst. Where the Church has encouraged them, she has encouraged them to crank out sub-par stuff meant to make it easier for Christians to evangelize or preach a sermon (scriptural and necessary works in their right context). Or they have been encouraged to jump into the Christian market which has so many rules they make Pharisees look like amateurs.

    The Church has also failed to understand the importance of new technology and is, at best, about five years late in using it. Whether it’s an issue of an eschatology which only expects the worst from anything new, or a pietism that views tech as a distraction from the real work of preaching the gospel (failing to recognize the opportunities to actually preach the gospel USING said tech) — the result is the same — a sort of Ludditism that views tech as the enemy rather than the tool it is to accomplish what the Scriptures expect in passages like Isaiah 9:6-7.  

    We need to make Christian art and tech great again.

    https://blog.loor.tv/blog/loor-from-a-pastors-perspective

    The people who tell the best stories become leaders. Liberals have known this for years, and for them, stories should all be propaganda. Conservatives responded that facts don’t care about feelings and brought statistics to a story fight…and lost.

    In order to build that media powerhouse, LOOR has to be very clear about our intentions now as we gather investors with a backbone. Investors that know exactly our mission: infiltration with a battering ram. To hide our intentions would attract investors that eventually clamp down on content to gain mainstream credibility. Or it would attract investors we later find out are woke and demand that we be, too. We have no desire to lie to our investors about what they are putting their money into.

    We cannot put on the king’s armor. It doesn’t fit us. We believe the best antidote for propaganda is art that is True, Good, and Beautiful. Screw respectability. Screw mainstream credibility. That stream is flowing into the gutter anyway. Excellent art, excellent stories, build themselves an audience because the truth, beautifully told, leaves freedom in its wake.

    This is our firm belief: Hollywood, as a whole, are uncircumcised Philistines. Christian Media, up to this point, has been Saul. The only way to win is to be the small shepherd boy that is mocked by the giants. It cannot be done without faith. So the crazier we appear to the world, the better.

    People bet against David, and they lost big time.

    But those that bet on that little shepherd, chased the Philistines off the field and were left with the plunder.

    https://blog.loor.tv/blog/the-kings-armor

    I also think there need to be viable alternatives in the book publishing realm. Right now, you can self-publish almost anything you want on Amazon, but who knows how long that will last (plus, just like Hollywood studios, Amazon gets a cut of the money and puts some portion of it toward some..not so nice things). There have already been some instances of Amazon censorship (I seem to recall them pulling something shady with some of Jon Del Arroz’s books, for instance).

    1. I’m a bit confused. You seem to be arguing that no one in the entertainment industry is really on the side of the people and all had to “sell their souls” (even if they are getting bashed by the rest of the people in the industry), but here you seem to imply that Tebow is indeed the real deal.

      I couldn’t begin to tell how how Tebow snuck through. And I confess that I know little about the “true” Tim Tebow. All I know is that he was mocked incessantly for being a squeaky-clean, Jesus-loving virgin. Professional athletes who are racist, who beat and rape women, and who murder people, are subject to far less scrutiny and ridicule.

      I’m inclined to believe what Hollywood insiders Patrick Courrielche Adryana Cortez of the podcast “Red Pilled America” have said: that Hollywood does tolerate a few people (Mel Gibson, for instance) who don’t play their game, but only because the producers/studios know how profitable these people’s movies are and take their cut of the profits from those people’s projects and invest it in more woke propaganda. This is part of what keeps “get woke, go broke” from working correctly: they allow enough non-woke, profitable projects to get made (with a nice chunk of the profits going to them, of course) in order to keep themselves in the black financially, so they can afford to keep losing money on their propaganda projects.

      I haven’t listened to Red Pilled America in a while, but I did listen to their first 20 or so episodes, and I am inclined to take them seriously since they were in the industry. I have a hard time believing Mel Gibson didn’t have to compromise himself to get in, but his actions and projects the past 15 or so years make me think he’s been trying to dig himself out of it. I do believe in forgiveness and redemption.

      Wacky stuff from Chappelle’s cousin! But nothing would surprise me at this point. Also not surprising: Chappelle’s recent “I really only have a problem with white people” statement. No kidding, Dave. We’ve all seen your show. You’re a racist.

      I’m with you–I don’t trust Ben Shapiro. But LOOR looks interesting.

      And you are spot-on here:

      I also think there need to be viable alternatives in the book publishing realm. Right now, you can self-publish almost anything you want on Amazon, but who knows how long that will last (plus, just like Hollywood studios, Amazon gets a cut of the money and puts some portion of it toward some..not so nice things). There have already been some instances of Amazon censorship (I seem to recall them pulling something shady with some of Jon Del Arroz’s books, for instance).

      I confess I haven’t looked into alternatives to Amazon as much as I should have.

      1. Hardwicke Benthow

        It now appears that there might soon be some viable alternatives to the current video streaming, social media, and other companies that I was not yet aware of when I wrote my previous comment.

        Since then, the creation of the Trump Media and Technology Group has been announced. Its first product is set to be Truth Social, a social network devoted to protecting free speech, but it is also intended to grow to include a streaming service called TMTG+ to compete with Netflix/Hulu/Disney+/etc, a news network called TMTG News to compete with CNN and its ilk, and eventually a web hosting service to compete with Amazon Web Services, a deplatforming-free payment processing service to compete with PayPal/Stripe/etc, and more.

        It’s too early to tell how successful any of these plans will be, but I have a suspicion that they are enough of a threat to the current establishment that they are worried about them.

        You are probably aware that not very long ago, a Facebook “whistleblower” came forward, claimed that Facebook wasn’t censoring enough, and started pushing for government censorship of social media. She is an obvious plant who was coached on exactly what to say, and meetings with Congress were set up almost immediately afterward. The timing (mere weeks before the Trump Media and Technology Group announcement) is suspicious, as if they knew that Truth Social was coming soon (possibly due to some of the necessary legal/financial papers being filed significantly before the public announcement or something of that nature) and are desperate to find a way to hurry up and pass legislation to sabotage it by making an uncensored social media platform illegal. I hope they fail.

        If the company is a success, its video streaming platform could possibly provide a major way to lay the groundwork for giving Hollywood a run for its money in the entertainment industry.

        1. Hardwicke,

          Trump’s initial foray indeed made a big splash, though I haven’t not followed that particular news much. Wasn’t there some scuttlebutt about it being involved with some Chinese company? In any event, options are out there. There’s the Gab ecosystem of platforms, of course. Cozy.tv, as Brian Niemeier has pointed out on his blog, is hosting many a banned commentator. Unauthorized.tv has been doing great things. So alternatives are available. The trick is to get them the user base needed for the network effects to really eat into the established progressive platforms’ market shares.

          Facebook is a criminal enterprise if you ask me. Changing the name to Meta is just weird.

          1. Hardwicke Benthow

            Wasn’t there some scuttlebutt about it being involved with some Chinese company?

            That was based on a misunderstanding. Some people found out that Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC) is run by Patrick Orlando, who is also the CEO of Yunhong International, which is located in Wuhan China. DWAC is the SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) merging with the Trump Media and Technology Group. This caused some people to think that there’s some sort of shady Chinese connection to the Trump Media and Technology Group.

            However, when you dig into the details, it’s not as bad as it looks at first glance.

            Here’s an explanation of SPACs:

            A special purpose acquisition company really only exists to seek out another firm that it can bring to the public markets via a merger.

            A SPAC is formed by a management team, typically known as a sponsor, that often has a business background, usually with a specific skillset in a niche industry. They initially pony up a nominal amount of investor capital – usually as little as $25,000 – for which they will receive “founder shares” that often equate to a 20% interest in the SPAC.

            https://finance.yahoo.com/news/spacs-101-spac-does-163800991.html

            And here is some information on Patrick Orlando:

            Meet Patrick Orlando, the CEO of Digital World (which raised $300 million earlier this year and has a little less on hand) as well as two other SPACs … Mr. Orlando is the CEO of Benessere Capital Acquisition Corp. …

            Perhaps more interesting is Mr. Orlando’s role as CEO of Yunhong International (ticker: ZGYH), another SPAC where he is CEO. Yunhong International is located in an office building in Wuhan, China, according to SEC filings. That same address is shared by Yunhong Group, which sells an array of supplements such as “Natural Brain Booster Capsule” and “Bitter Gourd Peptides”.

            https://finance.yahoo.com/news/wuhan-linked-patrick-orlando-man-212753165.html

            But if you look into the SEC filings of Patrick Orlando’s Yunhong International, it becomes clear that it is merely another SPAC, which was created to take an automotive company called Giga Energy (formerly known as Ares Motor Works) to public just like Patrick Orlando’s other SPAC (DWAC) is doing for the Trump Media and Technology Group:

            https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1773086/000110465921115575/tm2127494d1_8k.htm

            The reason that Orlando (who is not Chinese, nor does he live in or work out of China himself) had this particular SPAC headquartered in China is that Giga energy is located in China.

            https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/giga-energy-to-go-public-in-up-to-%247-bln-spac-deal-2021-05-17

            Perhaps most importantly, the merger between Orlando’s Yunghong International and Giga Energy fell through, making this particular SPAC defunct for all practical intents and purposes.

            https://news.spacconference.com/2021/09/15/giga-energy-terminates-merger-with-yunhong-international-spac/

            In a nutshell, the Trump Media and Technology Group is working with Patrick Orlando, who specializes in SPACs, to help bring the company public. Orlando has overseen three SPACs, one of which is registered in Wuhan because it was created to take a company in China public (and failed to do so). He is also the CEO of a SPAC called Benessere Capital Acquisition Corp, which is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

            Facebook is a criminal enterprise if you ask me.

            DARPA was developing a program called LifeLog, which was meant to gather and compile every bit of available information about everyone for the government. It was (at least publicly) canceled on February 4th, 2004. Facebook was launched on February 4th, 2004. Coincidence?

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DARPA_LifeLog

            https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/facebook-launches-mark-zuckerberg

            The trick is to get them the user base needed for the network effects to really eat into the established progressive platforms’ market shares.

            Exactly. That’s why Trump wrote that he “might be the only person in America with the megaphone, the resources, the experience, and the desire to make it all happen”.

            Here’s his full explanation regarding why he created his social media company in particular:

            Last week, I announced the creation of a major new company that will challenge the dominance of the Big Tech giants and Big Media bosses. Today I want to explain more about what I am doing and why. For me, this endeavor is about much more than politics. This is about saving our country.

            America has always been a nation of smart, spirited, and independent people who take pride in thinking for themselves. We admire those who aren’t afraid to speak their minds, or go against the tide. Yet suddenly, we find ourselves being censored and dictated to by a small group of self-righteous scolds and self-appointed arbiters of what everyone else is allowed to think, say, share, and do.

            Nowhere is this censorship more dangerous and brazen than on social media, the public square of our times. We have seen renowned medical doctors being banned from platforms for contradicting “health authorities” or questioning the political narrative of the moment. We’ve seen scientists blacklisted for sharing evidence that the pandemic began in a Chinese lab. We’ve seen vital reporting about Joe and Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings—information that voters needed and deserved to hear—ruthlessly suppressed and erased from the internet just weeks before a presidential election. And as everyone knows, we’ve seen a sitting president of the United States effectively silenced by a small oligarchy of tech titans and “mainstream” media corporations.

            The corruption of these platforms cannot be ignored. We have fallen far down the “slippery slope” of censorship in our country, and the topics that Americans are increasingly forbidden to debate are among the most important issues of our day.

            This wildly aggressive censorship and “cancel-culture” is not only un-American—it has direct, real-world consequences. Most obvious are the many catastrophes unfolding under the current administration: the calamitous Afghanistan withdrawal, the disaster at the Southern Border, runaway inflation, and the multi-trillion-dollar socialist spending nightmare, just to name a few. In a country that had free speech and a free flow of information, none of this would ever have happened—and no one understands that better than the people doing the censoring.

            Yet the silencing and cancellation also affects our country in more subtle, but equally destructive, ways. How many Americans no longer trust a word they hear from their leaders, media, or public health officials, because the one thing they know for certain is that they are not getting the full story? How many ordinary citizens have sadly come to resent their neighbors, feeling that they now live in two entirely different realities? And how many millions of Americans silently oppose so much of the nonsense being inflicted on us, but see the heavy hand of the cancelers, and conclude that their voice can make no difference, or that the cost of speaking up is just too high?

            The new age of censorship is a disaster for our country. Things were far better in the days when we had our debates fiercely and openly, and then we could move forward together, as Americans, with both sides knowing that their voice, and their best arguments, had been heard.

            The more I looked into this problem, the more I realized that to restore free speech, a major new platform would have to enter the market, with an ironclad commitment to protecting vigorous debate from all sides. But since it is both hard and expensive to build a new platform totally independent of Big Tech’s infrastructure, it would have to be an extremely well-funded, multi-year undertaking. In addition, such a platform would need the ability to rapidly attract millions of users, welcoming not only Republicans to join, but Independents and Democrats as well.

            It’s a tremendously difficult set of challenges—and I realized I might be the only person in America with the megaphone, the resources, the experience, and the desire to make it all happen.

            1. Hardwicke,

              Lots of good stuff–thanks! It’s amazing how much the media just lies about everything. I’m not shocked by the lying anymore, but by how far it can spread. I confess, as I said, I just had only been paying cursory attention to Trump’s announcement and all of the rest, but the background context is always welcome.

              Maybe this alternative to Twitter will take off a la Gab, or maybe even bigger. We’ll see.

  3. Hardwicke Benthow

    UPDATE: Since I wrote my previous comment (currently in the moderation queue as of the writing of this one) on this post, the CEO of Netflix has bowed to the mob and apologized for defending Dave Chappelle. Still, the fact that he ever defended him at all in the first place makes Chappelle suspect, in my opinion (considering how radical a company Netflix is).

    1. Hardwicke

      Perhaps. And the dawning realization Chappelle is very profitable and the mentally ill protestors are threatening the profitability.
      Yeah the CEO’s a coward but he’s realizing the lunatics threaten his profits. And he’s torn.
      I don’t care other than to stand back and watch the cognitive dissonance go into harmonic convergence before supernova

    2. It definitely makes you wonder about Chappelle. Sarandos’s initial defense of Chappelle also makes him appear to be very naive about the current situation–the guy probably thought that “Chappelle makes money. Therefore, Chappelle is good. This is what matters,” and then quickly realized that it’s not about money. Either way, Sarandos has no balls and can be easily swayed. Whether or not I like Chappelle–and I don’t; screw that fraud and I hope his career tanks someday and he loses everything–at least have the courage to stand by your convictions.

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