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Robert Stark Interviews Rabbit About Heinlein

Posted on the 20 May 2016 by Calvinthedog

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I enjoyed this interview by Rabbit. Rabbit is the main other Alternative Left blogger besides yours truly. However, Rabbit takes a much more strongly pro-White view than I do. In fact, he hobnobs quite a bit with overt White nationalists like Matt Parrot and Greg Johnson, something I am quite loath to do as I really do not want to be associated with these people. People call me racist enough as it is!

Nice interview. I always thought that Heinlein was some sort of a libertarian prick, and it is true that a lot of these young men taking up “Internet Libertarianism” do seem to have read too many Heinlein books. But possibly they took away the wrong message from them. I had no idea that Heinlein started out as a Leftist. In fact, I believe that he he never removed himself from the Left.

Even in his later libertarian phase, he seemed awfully Leftist for a libertarian. Face it, libertarianism is a rightwing movement. I know that libertarians like to say that they are neither right nor left, but that’s crap. They’re just saying that to get liberals and Leftists to vote for them. I have not met a leftwing libertarian yet. I do not believe there is such a thing, unless it’s someone like Heinlein.

Science Fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein was an influential and controversial author of the genre in his time. Robert Stark and Rabbit discuss his work as well as his philosophical and political views.

Topics include:

How Heinlein is difficult to pigeonhole ideologically, having been associated with leftism, libertarianism, and fascism.
How one can interpret his work with their own ideology (ex. libertarians: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, hippies: Stranger in a Strange Land).
Rabbit’s view that Expanded Universe best demonstrates Heinlein’s outlook.
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, which is about a lunar prison colony revolt.
Counter-Currents article Heinlein for Right-Wingers.
Heinlein’s Farnham’s Freehold about Whites being enslaved by Blacks in the future and how the book has been interpreted as being both racist and anti-racist.
Heinlein’s “contradictory” views on race.
How Heinlein was an advocate of sexual liberation.
Sex in Heinlein’s work and how he explored sexual taboos such as incest.
Heinlein’s rejection of liberal democracy, and his belief that people must prove they are vested in society in order to participate in democracy.
Heinlein’s economic views and advocacy of social credit.
Heinlein’s support for space exploration and belief in an infinite universe.
Heinlein’s Red Planet about a colony on Mars.
Heinlein’s experiences with censorship.
The vision of the future in Mid-Century science fiction versus that of today
Mid-Century Space Age aesthetics.
Trad Youth’s critique of Rabbit’s Alt Left.
Greg Johnson’s West Coast White Nationalism and how it is similar to the Alternative Left.
How Rabbit was part of the early hipster scene and how he saw its decline into trashy pop culture.


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