Attack the System: Fourth Generation Warfare, Part Two

June 21, 2012

fourth generation warfare

Keith Preston continues his discussion of fourth generation warfare. Topics include:

  • The characteristics of each of the four generations of war that have emerged since the Peace of Westphalia and how these developed;
  • How the U.S. Civil War was a prototype for the ideologically driven total wars of the twentieth century;
  • The origins of modern terrorism in the French Revolution and the anarchist assassinations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries;
  • The prevalence of terrorist groups in Europe and Latin America during the postwar era and how these were prototypes for fourth generation warfare forces;
  • How fourth generation warfare grew out of the anti-colonial movements of the mid to late twentieth century;
  • The role of Islamic revolutionary forces such as Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood as definitive fourth generation forces.

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Attack the System: Fourth Generation Warfare, Part One

June 14, 2012

The First Muster

Keith Preston discusses the concept of fourth generation warfare. Topics include:

  • How the nature of war has been transformed since the end of WW2 from a focus on states to a focus on non-state actors;
  • How the modern state is a uniquely Western phenomenon that emerged out of the historic medieval order;
  • The characteristics of the modern state that distinguish it from pre-modern forms of government;
  • How the state achieved its monopoly on warfare at the conclusion of the Thirty Years War and how that monopoly is now being lost;
  • The major reasons for the decline of the state in the present era.

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Attack the System: Interview with Miles Joyner

June 7, 2012

Miles Joyner

Keith Preston interviews Miles Joyner. Topics include:

  • How Miles’s experiences with the left-wing establishment led to his disillusionment with the Left;
  • His move away from conventional Black nationalism towards a greater emphasis on indigenous self-determination;
  • The ideas of black anarchism and how Black anarchism often conflicts with the white liberal-left;
  • The need for local self-reliance and self-determination for black communities;
  • He excesses of the “anti-fascist” Left and why the Left is no longer a truly radical force.

Miles Joyner is a proponent of Black anarchism and an associate editor of

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Attack the System: An Introduction to Tribal Anarchism, Part 2

May 31, 2012

American anarchist

Keith Preston continues his discussion of the concept of tribal anarchism. Topics include:

  • The need to synthesize the major anarchist traditions into a comprehensive anarchist meta-politics and incorporate the scattered anarchist tendencies as “tribes” within the wider meta-anarchist paradigm;
  • How tribal anarchism provides a framework where both contending anarchist tribes and stateless tribes of non-anarchists can peacefully co-exist and unify against the totalitarian liberal-humanist empire;
  • How anarchist polities might deal with practical questions such as defense, economics, crime, or immigration and how the non-aggression principle establishes a basic foundation for anarchist common law;
  • How race issues might be handled on the model of “separation of race and state” akin to the concept of “separation of church and state” and how co-existing racial-ideological tribes might form within such a model;
  • The need to forge a pan-anarchist front that unites anti-state radicals as the leadership corps of a larger libertarian-populist movement that creates alternative infrastructure towards the goal of pan-secession as its primary strategic vehicle;
  • The ten core demographics and wider agglomeration of political interest groups that might become the constituency for pan-anarchism and pan-secessionism;
  • Past prototypes for such a movement including the American Revolution, the eclipsing of the Whig Party by the Republicans, the Confederate secession, the pre-WW2 Spanish anarchist movement, and Hezbollah’s successful defenses Lebanon against Israeli occupation.

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Attack the System: An Introduction to Tribal Anarchism

May 24, 2012

the thinkers of three anarchist schools of thought - Bakunin, Godwin, and Junger

Keith Preston discusses the concept of tribal anarchism. Topics include:

  • The origins of the political philosophy of anarchism and its critique of the state as a uniquely and inherently parasitical institution;
  • The three major traditions within anarchism: the leftist-socialist tradition, the Anglo-American libertarian tradition, and elitist-individualist “anarchism of the right”;
  • The many different sects and tendencies within anarchism and how the meta-political theory of tribal anarchism allows for a synthesis of these divergent strands;
  • How anarchism might work on a practical level and how common objections to the anarchist viewpoint might be answered;
  • How anarchism properly understood is a polar opposite political philosophy to the prevailing totalitarian humanist ideology of the existing Western ruling classes;
  • Why the Left is currently a greater threat to anarchism than the Right and how “political correctness” is a continuation of the tradition of authoritarian leftism associated with Marxism.

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Attack the System: Electing a New People

May 17, 2012

François Hollande

Keith Preston discusses recent European election results and how these are a manifestation of the Left’s strategy of a “electing a new people.” Topics include:

  • How the victories of the center-left in recent French, English, and German elections are best explained as resulting from the Left’ strategy of creating a permanent power base for itself through radical demographic change and expansion of the public sector bureaucracy;
  • Why Obama will likely win re-election due to the Left’s pursuit of the same strategy in the United States;
  • How the Left’s strategy will likely keep the Left in power for decades to come regardless of actual performance;
  • Why Euronationalist parties like Marine Le Pen’s National Front and Nick Griffin’s British National Party will be unable to curb the hegemony of the Left;
  • The need for a new kind of politics that is able to crack the Left’s coalition and build a new political majority through the promotion of secession and decentralization as alternatives to both political correctness and totalitarian government.

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Attack the System: Interview with Anthony Gregory

May 10, 2012

Anthony Gregory

Keith Preston interviews Anthony Gregory. Topics include:

  • An assessment of the Obama administration’s impact on foreign policy and civil liberties;
  • Why the antiwar movement dried up after the election of Obama;
  • How the police state continues to expand regardless of which party is in power;
  • Why economic law and social ideology are the two factors that contribute most to the curbing of state power;
  • Libertarianism as an ideology that is neither left nor right, nor egalitarian or anti-egalitarian;
  • Why left-libertarian critiques of big business are valid yet have their limitations.

Anthony Gregory [send him mail at] is research editor at the Independent Institute. He lives in Oakland, California. See his Web page for more articles and personal information.

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Attack the System: Interview with R.J. Jacob

May 3, 2012

R.J. Jacob

Keith Preston interviews R.J. Jacob. Topics include:

  • R.J.’s early experiences as a left-anarchist activist and his disappointment with the Left;
  • The importance of the thought of Max Stirner and the need to develop an anarchism without slave morality;
  • The efforts of American Revolutionary Vanguard and AttacktheSystem.Com to develop an alternative to archaic proletarian anarchism and PC-riddled left-anarchism;
  • How different forms of anarchism represent the levels of economic and social development of the countries from which they originate;
  • How the sectarian leftism of the mainstream anarchist movement unnecessarily inhibits the growth of anarchism and the contributions of anarcho-capitalism and national-anarchism to anarchist thought;
  • Why anarchists need to adjust their perspective given the stagnation of the Left and the increasing dynamism of the Right;
  • The need to preserve the nation while opposing the state.

R.J. Jacob is an independent filmmaker and radical anarchist living in Las Vegas, Nevada. R.J. runs and is an associate editor at

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Attack the System: Totalitarian Humanism and Strategies for Resistance

April 26, 2012

no vote button

Keith Preston discusses possible strategies for building resistance to the hegemony of the totalitarian Left. Topics include:

  • The weaknesses of strategies that others have proposed, such as the Majority Strategy and third part efforts;
  • How the shrinking size of working to middle class whites makes the achievement of a demographic majority impossible;
  • Keith’s concepts of “Liberty and Populism” and “Pan-Secessionism” as grand strategies for building a long term effective resistance to the ruling class;
  • Why a national movement to boycott federal elections would have the effect of de-legitimizing the system and how developing a federation of local political organizations might be a means of bypassing the political establishment;
  • The possibility of outreach to left-wing decentralists and how local and regional secessionist movements might achieve political hegemony at the municipal, county, or state level;
  • The case for a “national divorce” between geographical regions or demographic populations with irreconcilable political and cultural differences.

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Attack the System: The Ideology of Totalitarian Humanism

April 19, 2012

Political Correctness

Keith Preston discusses the ideology of present day Western elites. Topics include:

  • Why Keith prefers the term “totalitarian humanism” to describe Political Correctness;
  • Various theories on the origins of the totalitarian humanist world view and the conflict between realist and other-worldly thinking in traditional Western intellectual life;
  • How the Left embraces the Other as a means of denying human nature and how totalitarian humanism has become the self-legitimating ideology of modern Western states;
  • The demographics of totalitarian humanism and why the primary constituency for PC is found in the upper middle class;
  • How the mainstream “culture wars” represents a class conflict between the rising culturally leftist upper middle class and the dying traditional WASP elites;
  • Why a class revolution has occurred in Western civilization in recent decades that is comparable to the bourgeois revolutions against the traditional aristocratic orders that transpired in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Attack the System: Interview with Attie Schutte

April 12, 2012

Attie Schutte

Keith Preston interviews Attie Schutte. Topics include:

  • Attie’s background as a native Afrikaner and his observations of the changes in the South African nation since the coming to power of the African National Congress;
  • The current state of the South African economy, politics, and race relations;
  • The highly successful Afrikaner intentional community of Orania;
  • How Attie became aware of the dangers posed by all ideologies when they are combined with state power and developed an interest in the ideas of philosophical anarchism;
  • The shocking escalation of violent crime in South Africa and the problems this poses for the future security of the Afrikaner people.

Attie Schutte works and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a political activist of Afrikaner descent and member of the Orania Movement. His interests have grown from self-sufficient localism and ethno-nationalism to the various schools of anarchism.

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Attack the System: Interview with Russell Longcore

April 5, 2012

Russell Longcore

Keith Preston interviews Russell Longcore. Topics include:

  • How Russell’s political thinking shifted from the Republican Party to the Libertarians to anarchism.
  • His experiences with the Republican Party of Cobb County, Georgia and his up-close observations of Newt Gingrich.
  • The prospects and limitations of the Ron Paul campaign.
  • Why he is now a non-voter who rejects electoral politics.
  • The role of Thomas Paine and Lysander Spooner in the shaping of his political outlook.
  • How he came to advocate secession as the solution to the American empire’s failure.
  • How the BRIC axis is planning to challenge the dollar as the world reserve currency.
  • The likelihood of hyperinflation and the collapse of the U.S. economy in the future.
  • Why the breakup of the United States will more closely resemble the collapse of the Soviet empire rather than the colonial or Confederate secessions of 1776 and 1861.
  • How the principal tasks of new secessionist communities will be the creation of a stable monetary system, the enactment of a viable political charter, and the formation of a defensive militia.
  • His own conversion from evangelical Christianity to Deism.

Russell Longcore has an insurance claims practice in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is the author of the book Insurance Claim Secrets Revealed.

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Attack the System: Modern European Intellectual History and the Origins of the Left and Right

March 29, 2012

'Un dîner de philosophes' by Jean Huber

Keith Preston discusses how the development of modern European intellectual life shaped the political concepts of Left and Right. Topics include:

  • The Enlightenment as the third major phase in European intellectual history following the classical Greco-Roman period and the medieval Christian era.
  • The Enlightenment as a neo-pagan revolution against the post-Hellenic Christian dominance of Western civilization.
  • The English, American, and French Revolutions as political expressions of the Enlightenment.
  • The origins of the political concept of Left and Right in the French Revolution.
  • The major traditions within rightist thought: reactionary, conservative, and bourgeois.
  • The impact of the thought of Nietzsche on the development of the revolutionary right and the Conservative Revolutionaries.
  • The question of whether Fascism and Nationalism Socialism can be properly considered rightist ideologies.
  • Conflicting strands within leftist thought regarding differing views of human nature and the nature of society.
  • Thomas Sowell’s analysis of modern political theory as representing a contrast between constrained and unconstrained visions of human social nature.
  • The American and French revolutions as representing conflicting strands within Enlightenment political philosophy.
  • The rivalry between Marx and Bakunin as symbolic of a conflict within leftist thinking.
  • The thought of Carl Schmitt as a form of modern secular conservatism in the tradition of Hobbes.
  • The irony of the dominance of existentialism and postmodernism in modern liberal thought given the roots of these in the philosophy of Nietzsche.

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Attack the System: Alternative Economics

March 22, 2012

economic alternatives

Keith Preston discusses the present economic decline and the need for a new economic paradigm. Topics include:

  • Widening class divisions in the United States and the ongoing shift towards towards a two-tiered Third World model economy;
  • Aristotle’s observation that a healthy society needs to avoid extremes towards either plutocracy or egalitarianism in favor of a large middle class;
  • The writings of Paul Craig Roberts as a guide to the ongoing destruction of the working and middle classes;
  • How movements like the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, and the Ron Paul campaign represent rising economic frustrations;
  • The need for a new crop of political leaders who are able to pull discontented economic currents together towards the goal of attacking the system of corporate and state sponsored economic oppression;
  • How the conventional wisdom that portrays economic policy as a choice between only big government from the Left or corporate exploitation from the Right sets up a false dichotomy;
  • How big government and big business work hand in hand to protect ruling class privilege at the expense of ordinary working people;
  • The original aims of the classical socialist movement of the 19th century and how these have been corrupted and perverted by the state over time;
  • The ideas of several contemporary writers who have produced interesting works on alternative economics.

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Attack the System: Interview with Vincent Rinehart and Nahaan

March 15, 2012

Vince Rinehart and Nahaan

Keith Preston interviews Vincent Rinehart and Nahaan. Topics include:

  • The experiences of Vincent and Nahaan as American Indian activists defending their tribal and cultural heritage;
  • The political model of the traditional clan system of native peoples in North America;
  • The centuries long efforts of the U.S. regime to destroy organic forms of social organization in native communities;
  • The role of the welfare state in preventing genuine self-determination by America’s Indian peoples;
  • Why the struggle for American Indian sovereignty necessarily involves a struggle for the self-determination of all peoples held captive by the Washington empire, including White Christians;
  • The compatibility of native sovereignty and self-determination with the anarchist and secessionist ideas offered by Attack the System;
  • How the decline of organic and traditional communities as a means of social cohesion and self-managed justice has led to the rise of the police state.

Vince Rinehart is a Tlingit and Taos Pueblo Indian & a tribal nationalist and anarchist. He writes for his own blogs focusing on American Indian pan-tribal secession as well as for Attack the System and The Daily Attack. He is of the Teeyhíttaan clan from Shtax’héen Kwáan and was born and raised in Lingit Aani, Tlingit Country in Southeast Alaska.

Nahaan is a Dakhl’aweidí from the Chilkat river area of the Tlingít tribe of southeast Alaska. He is a child of the Paiute people and a grandchild of the Inupiaq. His inspiration comes from the oratory and culture of his ancestors. He organizes on a volunteer basis to ensure topics such as decolonization and historical truth are emphasized in all forms of his communication. He is a co-founder of old growth alliance, which is a non- profit native activist group based in Seattle. He also co founded and co-hosts Wooshkinaadeiyí Poetry Slam in Juneau, Alaska. he is working to become knowledgeable in all aspects of who he is and where he comes from in order that he can envision where to go.

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Attack the System: Interview with Paul Topete

March 8, 2012

Paul Topete

Keith Preston interviews Paul Topete of the protest rock band Poker Face. Topics include:

  • The band’s political and spiritual message of freedom;
  • Poker Face’s role in promoting freedom festivals throughout the United States;
  • The uniquely libertarian aspect of American culture;
  • How Poker Face’s staunch anti-system stance motivated the recording industry to shun them;
  • Poker Face’s efforts at getting their message across through grassroots support and online distribution of their music;
  • How Poker Face has come under attack from the Anti-Defamation League and the One People’s Project;
  • Paul’s long time involvement in the patriot movement and his efforts at creating an alternative political party, the Party of Anti-Zionists;
  • His collaborations with Grand Funk Railroad legend Mark Farner and Toby Wright, veteran rock producer of such acts as Alice in Chains, Bob Marley, and Ozzy Osbourne;
  • The message of the lyrics to their songs “It’s Not What You Say” and “Losing My Mind”.

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Attack the System: Interview with Craig Fitzgerald

March 1, 2012

Craig Fitzgerald

Keith Preston interviews Craig Fitzgerald. Topics include:

  • Craig’s experiences growing up around the patriot and militia movements of the 1990s;
  • His participation in various youth subcultures and how these influenced his political ideas;
  • His involvement with a wide variety of dissident movements from the John Birch Society to Occupy Wall Street;
  • His role as an activist with We Are Change-New York;
  • His journey to Chiapas to spend time among the Zapatista rebels of southern Mexico;
  • His development of an interest in national anarchism and his co-founding of the National-Anarchist Tribal Alliance of New York;
  • The Left’s misinterpretation of national anarchist views on race;
  • Craig’s activities as a homesteader and professional in the field of permaculture.

Craig FitzGerald is a native New Yorker who has been involved in dissident politics since his youth. His analysis is rooted in nationalist, localist and anarchist philosophies and his activism centers around anti-globalization, anti-zionism, and individual and community autonomy and self-sufficiency. He has worked with a varied selection of activist organizations and is an instrumental member of We Are Change NYC. In early 2011, Craig co-founded National Anarchist Tribal Alliance – New York (NATA-NY). He recently moved to the Adirondack Mountains to homestead with fellow NATA-NY members.

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Attack the System: Interview with Welf Herfurth

February 23, 2012

Welf Herfurth

Keith Preston interviews Welf Herfurth. Topics include:

  • Welf’s background as an activist in German and Australian nationalist politics;
  • His conclusion that participation in electoral politics is a futile effort;
  • The development of his interest in the philosophy of national anarchism;
  • Welf’s travels around the world and the importance of a genuine respect for the many manifestations of world cultures which are being threatened by the forces of globalization;
  • Why conventional nationalist politics is a failure and the need to find new ways of combating the system;
  • The degeneration of the Left into the equivalent of a sectarian religious cult;
  • His recently released book, A Life in the Political Wilderness;
  • The need to build dialogue and cooperation among opponents of the system that cuts across boundaries of race, culture, and political philosophy.

Welf Herfurth is a founder and chairman of the Sydney Forum, an organization that promotes the ideology of national anarchism, anti-globalization and the right of people for self-determination and preserving their culture. He is a speaker who has addressed numerous political groups in Australia, the USA and Europe. He is an author whose writing has appeared in many publications world wide.

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Attack the System: Interview with Andy Nowicki

February 16, 2012

Andy Nowicki with rainbow and Under the Nihil

Keith Preston interviews Andy Nowicki. Topics include:

  • Andy’s intellectual migration away from liberalism and the left towards the alternative right;
  • His career as a writer and author of four books including his latest, Under the Nihil;
  • His affinity for Catholic traditionalism and the current crisis of faith in Western civilization;
  • Mormonism as the last bastion of a thriving religious community in Western culture;
  • The importance of the transcendent to human culture and civilization;
  • His recent trip to South Africa, the present condition of the Afrikaaner people, and the hypocrisy of Western liberals who denounced the white-led regimes in South Africa and Rhodesia while ignoring atrocities and oppression sponsored by black-led anti-colonial regimes.

Andy Nowicki is the author of the novels Considering Suicide, The Columbine PilgrimThe Doctor and the Heretic. He is a regular contributor to The Last Ditch, and has published work for New Oxford Review and American Renaissance. He teaches college-level English and lives in Savannah, Georgia, with his wife and two children. He also intermittently contributes to his blog when the spirit moves him to do so.

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Attack the System: Interview with Sean Gabb

February 9, 2012

Sean Gabb

Keith Preston interviews Dr. Sean Gabb. Topics include:

  • Libertarianism and its defining ethos as the right to be left alone;
  • The question of whether libertarian ideology is culturally specific to Anglo-Saxon civilization or universally applicable across cultural boundaries;
  • The State as a uniquely oppressive institution;
  • Dr. Gabb’s book, “Cultural Revolution, Culture War,” and the nature of the revolution that has transpired in the Western world in recent decades;
  • The origins of the ideology of political correctness;
  • The end game of PC as absolute power for the ruling elite;
  • How a lack of cultural cohesion prevents effective resistance to the all-powerful state;
  • Strategies for overturning the contemporary ruling class.

Dr. Sean Gabb is the director of the Libertarian Alliance, a British free market and civil liberties think-tank. Sean Gabb joined the Libertarian Alliance in 1979. He graduated in History from the University of York in 1982. In 1998 he gained a PhD in Political and Intellectual History from the University of Middlesex. He became the Director of the Libertarian Alliance in 2006, shortly before the death of its founder Chris Tame.

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