Launched in October of 2012, The Right Stuff is a political and cultural blog dedicated to the promotion of a post-Postmodern mindset. You are miserable because you are free™.
You will find that we are not like most of the “alt-right” blogging community: you will not find a ridiculous and spergish card for us on Radish. We don’t play echo chamber, we don’t care if we butt heads with fellow “reactionaries.” We want to lead, not model fedoras.
Neither are we content with simple deconstruction. One of our favorite things to do here is re-appropriating and redirecting the modern narrative. The Right Stuff argumentation style that results is refreshing to some, infuriating to most.
Though we set our sights high, we are a pragmatic clique. As such, we are open to outside opinions, welcoming comments from intelligent and civil people across the political spectrum.
Recurring themes: nationalism, statism, monarchism, democracy, liberalism, libertarianism, free markets, race relations, gender roles, pan-secession, revisionist history, conspiracy theories, pluralism, slavery, self-determination, imperialism, economics, political correctness, feminism, socialism, postmodernism, religion, etc.
While we desire to tear down your decaying, progress-poisoned ideologies, we also seek to help you find something better to fill the void. That is, if your body is ready…
I was born to a working-class democrat home in Middle Tennessee, 1986. Drifting from the Primitive Baptist congregation I grew up with, I would spend close to eight years calling myself an atheist. The black sheep of my family, I also rebelled against their politics. I explored objectivism, libertarianism, anarcho-capitalism, voluntaryism, anti-statism and several other varieties of fedora politics. This culminated with being offered a position with the Ron Paul campaign in 2011; the interview with the state organizer was an eye-opening experience.
My reading interests slowly moved from economics to philosophy and finally to theology. With this also came a growing revulsion towards the whole neo-liberal milieu. I officially started calling myself a “statist” and began giving away my bowtie books around the Spring of 2012. Later that year I also rediscovered my Christian faith; I’m very happy to be home.
My personal hobbies and interests include: music, history, architecture, reading, working out and interacting with people.
I have been happily married to my best friend for almost two years. We met while working together at a local French restaurant.
I work blue-collar in a local factory and am a member of the military reserves.
Influences: George Fitzhugh, Søren Kierkegaard, G.K. Chesterton, Friedrich Nietzsche, Marcus Aurelius, Ragnar Redbeard, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Ayn Rand, Michael Voris, Steve Ray, Scott Hahn, Jerry Walls, R.J. Rushdoony, Graaaaaagh, The Last Psychiatrist, Whittaker Chambers, Sigmund Freud, Charles Bukowski, Fr. Hugh Thwaites, Edward Bernays.
I was born and raised in an upper middle-class, white, liberal protestant home in the Northeastern US. I became attracted to right-wing politics initially as a rebellion against my “more progressive than thou” WASP upbringing. Like most of us, I was a libertarian for several years, exploring various factions such as paleo-conservatism, anarcho-capitalism and voluntaryism before I came to the unsettling realization that “freedom” and markets do not necessarily lead to the best outcomes for all people all the time. Slapped in the face by the reality of human bio-diversity, I had to come to grips with the fact that libertarianism isn’t going to work for everyone, and the people that it isn’t going to work for are going to ruin it for everyone else.
I used to blog under another name at another site where I focused on libertarian political theory and economics. I was even published on mises.org. Some of you may know me from those days. Don’t worry, I have not become a monster. But Economics became tedious. I now prefer to write about political, social and cultural issues with a focus on critical race and gender theory. My articles also appear on Alternative Right and Theden occasionally.
My other hobbies are ancient history and spending time with my wife. I work as a software engineer IRL and do most of the tech support for this site.
Influences: The Pre-Socratics, Plato, Marcus Porcius Cato, Julius Caesar, Thomas Hobbes, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Marx, Max Stirner, Albert Camus, Michel Foucault, Ayn Rand, Karl Popper, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Alan Sokal, Bulbasaur and Alex McNabb.
My family background is middle to upper middle class, a combination of musical prodigies and theologians, engineers, chemists, and so on. The music people don’t talk to the intellectuals, and the intellectuals don’t talk to the music people. In my immediate family, I was the first to exhibit an intellectual predisposition, leading to libertarianism when I was around twelve.
Fortunately, I always tempered it with endless qualifications: conservative-libertarianism, paleolibertarianism, paleoconservatism, etc. It wasn’t until I started reading Steve Salier and Charles Murray that I started a rapid shift towards neoreaction. I’m comfortable with it.
Apart from philosophy, economics, and social theory, I love listening to music and playing soccer.
I work as an editor and researcher. I also blog over at my main site: Aimless Gromar.
Influences: Steve Sailer, Edmund Burke, Charles Murray, James Q. Wilson, Aristotle, Aquinas, Edward Feser, Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending, and Hans-Hermann Hoppe.