Three years ago, a self published book entitled “Bronze Age Mindset” quietly became a best seller on Amazon, despite being written by the pseudonymous author “Bronze Age Pervert,” otherwise known as BAP, and despite a complete lack of marketing.
Since that time, “BAP” has been visible on his podcast, “Caribbean Rhythms,” a YouTube channel that hasn’t posted a new video in over a year, an Instagram account that’s been dormant for three years, a Facebook page that’s been dormant for nearly five years, and Twitter, where he has been making frequent entries.
Until now. BAP is banned from Twitter. For reasons unknown, BAP became too much for the censors at Twitter.
If you want to follow someone’s thinking, follow their reactions and analysis of current and random events, and just enjoy and hopefully benefit from connecting with their mind, Twitter remains the default platform. Parler is all but dead, Gab is good but let’s face facts, it’s a cul-de-sac, unlikely to ever attract the wider world of viewers. For that quick window into someone’s snippets of thought, their clever aphorisms and their announcements to the world, Twitter holds the monopoly.
Shortly after Bronze Age Mindset was written, I attempted to explain its significance to the growing populist movements around the world. These excerpts concerning Bronze Age Mindset were just part of a broader analysis of the populist response to globalism. But they are a humble attempt to do justice to what remains an important and original work.
The greatest relevance, perhaps, for BAP today in America is his early insight into the growing affinity that America’s nonwhite’s, especially nonwhite immigrants, have for American nationalism. This possibility, that Americans of all ethnicities will unite to demand policies to protect American workers, preserve American traditions, revere American institutions, and enable ongoing and broad based prosperity for all American citizens, is perhaps the biggest threat to the globalist agenda. It explains the incessant drumbeat from our establishment – America is racist, America is flawed, America must atone, America must reduce itself. But what if this divisive drumbeat is overwhelmed by the populist chorus of a unified people that value national solidarity over racial division?
Twitter has no business banning people like BAP. But we already knew that. Here, from 2019, are comments on Bronze Age Mindset, and its author:
A book that has quietly sold its way into influence and infamy is Bronze Age Mindset, self-published in 2018, written by a pseudonymous author “Bronze Age Pervert,” which he typically shortens to “BAP.” Bronze Age Mindset is a book that disrespects pretty much everything about modern life. Instead, the author exhorts readers to aspire to become the piratical, fearless figures of Bronze Age antiquity. Talk about reactionary!
The author, who in his book periodically dispenses with grammar, recently surfaced to publish a response to a review of Bronze Age Mindset written by Michael Anton. Both the review and the response are valuable reading for anyone trying to understand the evolving mindset of the anti-establishment. Because closely linked to the reactionary resistance to both cultural and economic annihilation is, obviously, a rejection of the so-called ruling class. This sentiment, and little else, unites the Yellow Vest Movement in France. A feeling of being betrayed by the ruling class also informs movements in the United States that are otherwise bitterly opposed to one another. BAP writes:
“What you are witnessing is the unraveling of the postwar American regime—or what is mendaciously called by its toadies the ‘liberal world order’—in a way that is far more thorough than the disturbances of the 1960s, and with consequences that will be far more dire. The ‘altright’ doesn’t exist and has nothing to do with the media representations of it as a form of ‘white nationalism,’ or even—and here is what is crucial to understand—just ‘white males’ or just the ‘right wing.’ The same phenomenon is taking place on the left, and there is much more crossover than older people realize: there is much more involvement also by nonwhite youth and particularly by Latino, Asian, and multiracial youth in this phenomenon than people want to admit.”
In BAP’s essay, titled “America’s Delusional Elite is Done,” he accuses the conservative intellectual establishment of failing to oppose “the violent racial hatred and other forms of unprecedented insanity coming from the new left,” including “the destruction of the family, and the new push to groom children on behalf of transsexualism and other supposed sexual identities.” He points out that “this one crucial matter extends the appeal of the ‘frog people’ far beyond that of any one racial or ethnic group.”
BAP sees resistance to cultural deconstruction as something that is unifying various ethnicities. Economic globalism and cultural deconstruction may have left France open to ethnic replacement and ethnic conflict, but in the United States, these same two mega-trends could form a reactionary and multiethnic solidarity. The difference is that the Yellow Vest Movement unifies a diverse assortment of factions based, so it appears, purely on economic grievances. In the United States by contrast, among the still gestating Bronze Age resistance, the economic factors are present but equally unifying are the cultural grievances.
In the long run, France and the United States face very different challenges with respect to mass immigration. Compared to America, France is a nation poorly equipped culturally to absorb and assimilate millions of immigrants, and—can we say this?—the immigrants entering France are not easily assimilated, insofar as they are mostly African and mostly Muslim. Moreover, France’s mostly secular native population will not find much common ground with the social conservatism practiced by Muslims, whereas a far higher percentage of white Americans are Christian, practicing variants of Christianity that overlap almost completely with those of immigrants to the United States from Latin America.
Until very recently, America’s dominant culture emphasized the importance of assimilation, and even in its atrophied, discredited current state, America’s ability to assimilate its immigrants remains robust. Asian immigrants entering the United States typically come from successful, developed nations, bringing a strong ethic for higher education and entrepreneurship. America’s Muslim immigrants constitute a far smaller fraction of America’s immigrant population, and on average they have more education and skills than the waves of Muslim immigrants entering France. For these reasons, America is far more likely than France to eventually absorb its immigrants while leaving its culture relatively intact.
But BAP isn’t done. Perhaps he offers further encouraging words to those conservative nationalists whose demographic awareness has made them give up when he writes the following: “Conservatives pretend to be able to recruit Latinos to their cause with the degraded ideology of Jack Kemp but Latinos see David French call forced ‘drag queen’ visits for schoolchildren ‘part of free life,’ and want nothing to do with it. We are far better at recruiting Latinos, and as the example of Bolsonaro among many others shows, this new, energetic and popular form of the right is a Latino movement, and it is the future.”
And where is the Davos-cracy in all of this leftist debauchery and conservative cowardice? BAP implicates the “large monopolies that promote mass immigration, mass surveillance, and the most bizarre type of speech restrictions, not only on its own employees, but now on American society at large.” In America, the NeverTrumpers and Libertarians, and all of what Michael Anton may have been the first to refer to as “Conservatism Inc.,” have been worse than useless, they have been puppets of the Davoisie.
Finally, BAP’s observes how the meaning of “equality” has been entirely perverted. BAP writes:
“It is indeed possible to oppose this vicious and exterminationist hatred on purely liberal and racially egalitarian grounds. But this didn’t happen, which puts the lie to the claims that traditional conservatives care about equality under the law or about any of the ideals they claim to espouse. We are now faced with a left that has embraced a dialectic of racial and class destruction in a context where belief in absolute human equality is professed at the same time that no one believes in it anymore.”
In the 21st century, the United States and Europe, France in particular, faces increasingly radicalized, politically disenfranchised, economically abandoned, embittered masses. What mindset they adopt, what alliances they form, may be the surprise of the century.
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