Michael Malice, né Michael Krechmer / b. 1976 / Lviv, Ukraine, USSR / Author, Ghostwriter, Television Commentator, Podcaster
Note: The sources of the following quotations are provided where known. Otherwise, it may be assumed that quotations derive from Malice’s numerous writings and online commentaries, interviews, and podcasts
To realize that we live in an absurd culture where we are taught absurd things by absurd people and threatened with absurd consequences for defying all of it is to achieve a level of contentment.The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics (2019).
The black flag comes in many colors.The Anarchist Handbook (2021).
What are presented as the best arguments against anarchism are inevitably a description of the status quo,Twitter, 2020.
The Cathedral predicted that Brexit wouldn’t pass, and that if it did pass there would be disastrous consequences. Neither of these came true.The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics (2019).
Conservatism is progressivism driving the speed limit.
Intentionally or not, some very, very bad people got some very useful information of how much the populace was willing to put up with. . . . There was clearly a consideration on the parts of the authorities in each country about “What can we do and what [can we] get away with?”“YOUR WELCOME” with Michael Malice, #198: Lauren Southern, March 16, 2022.
. . . in a democracy someone is setting the guidelines for everyone else. Elitist rule is inevitable.The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics (2019).
Democracy entails people who run their businesses well being forced to run their businesses poorly by people who can’t run businesses at all.The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics (2019).
Perhaps it will be said that this consent is not a specific, but a general, one, and that the citizen is understood to have assented to everything his representative may do, when he voted for him. But suppose he did not vote for him; and on the contrary did all in his power to get elected someone holding opposite views—what then? The reply will probably be that by taking part in such an election, he tacitly agreed to abide by the decision of the majority. And how if he did not vote at all? Why then he cannot justly complain of any tax, seeing that he made no protest against its imposition. So, curiously enough, it seems that he gave his consent in whatever way he acted—whether he said “Yes,” whether he said “No,” or whether he remained neutral! A rather awkward doctrine . . .The Anarchist Handbook (2021).
The claim “hate speech is not free speech” implies “free” is a type of speech, as opposed to how speech is treated in a free society.
[T]hrough the centuries men have formed concepts designed to check and limit the exercise of State rule; and, one after another, the State, using its intellectual allies, has been able to transform these concepts into intellectual rubber stamps of legitimacy and virtue to attach to its decrees and actions.The Anarchist Handbook (2021).
Those driven by emotion (children, the mentally ill, hormonal men and women alike) don’t freak out when they get their way; they freak out when they’re not getting their way.The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics (2019).
Those who need leaders are not qualified to choose them.The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics (2019).
People will say with a straight face that having one choice for dear leader is tyranny—but having two is freedom.The Anarchist Handbook (2021).
Left vs. Right
The political binary is the dumbest of all. It’s based on the seating system in the old French legislature, and I refuse to base my life on anything French.The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics (2019).
Malice on Malice
I have no interest in reaching the general population. The general population are the people who would have been Nazis in the 40s and they would have been jihadis or sympathetic in some of these other countries 20 years ago. So they will always follow the ruling class.Interview, “A Friendly Chat with Michael Malice,” Sargon of Akkad, June 22, 2021.
You have all these choices at the supermarket and then you go to government, which is far more important than what brand of soda you drink, and you’re told it’s got to be Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn. To hell with that! I want my views and I want to live my life and you setting up this false alternative is completely unacceptable. I’m not playing this game.Interview, “A Friendly Chat with Michael Malice,” Sargon of Akkad, June 22, 2021.
What corporate media does, which is far more nefarious than the state, is simultaneously it will tell the audience “These are the issues you should be concerned about today, and . . . here’s how you should think about it.” So very quickly it gives the person, who is often marginally intelligent, both the concerns of the day, which is just kind of like a fashion issue, but also the answer so that not only do they look sympathetic and empathetic they also simultaneously seem informed. . . . If you go to [public places] and you hear how these people talk, you realize they are parroting . . . almost verbatim, if not verbatim, the people that they saw on their own screen . . . and when you have that epiphany you realize this kind of conservative model that “We are just going to teach the population to respect people’s rights and in a 100 years we are going to be free” is really not a tenable one.Interview, “A Friendly Chat with Michael Malice,” Sargon of Akkad, June 22, 2021.
If you’re dealing with a journalist who you perceive as being engaged in good faith, and there’s plenty of them, when you explain a particular view that you know is outside of their worldview, ask them to explain it back to you to see that they got what you meant. And if you have that on tape and they try to mis-characterize you, so much the better, now you have evidence that this was done maliciously.Interview, “A Friendly Chat with Michael Malice,” Sargon of Akkad, June 22, 2021.
The battle is won when the average American regards a corporate journalist exactly as they regard a tobacco executive. Once you realize that’s what you’re dealing with, everything falls into place. Okay, this guy wants to sell me cancer, he makes money selling me cancer, he knows he’s selling me cancer. I’m not going to get him to say that [cigarettes] are cancer, but now I can proceed accordingly knowing that this is going to be about promoting [cigarettes] or parliaments or whatever it is.Interview, “A Friendly Chat with Michael Malice,” Sargon of Akkad, June 22, 2021.
If you read a play, a lot of times at the beginning of the play there will be that cast of characters and it will say like “Jane, a wealthy widow seeking love,” “Thomas, her young paramour.” When they bring a character onto the scene in a corporate news article, it will say “Joe Rogan, a podcaster known for his history of transphobic remarks,” “Scott Adams, the disgraced . . .” They will immediately tell you from their personal perspective how you should feel about this person before they even finish the sentence. And once you spot that this is the technique, you can’t unsee it.“YOUR WELCOME” with Michael Malice, #278: Scott Adams, September 27, 2023.
The New Right
A loosely connected group of individuals united by their opposition to progressivism, which they perceive to be a thinly veiled fundamentalist religion dedicated to egalitarian principles and intent on totalitarian world domination via globalist hegemony.The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics (2019).
The New Right is of the fringe (and I say that as an anarchist), and the fringe is where both innovation and insanity lie.The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics (2019).
For years, the New Right has had little political representation and been treated as beneath notice by the mainstream press. This is no longer an option, especially in a social media world. Its members are smart, they are organized, and, most importantly, they do have a very coherent worldview. Illiterately tweeting “YOUR RACIST” over and over at one’s enemies is not enough to silence millions of people.The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics (2019).
Re: the 1993 siege and ultimate attack on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas
There is no law so obscene that the police would not be willing to enforce it, up to and including the mass execution of innocent children.Twitter, 2021.
“We need” is always code for “I want.”
According to [Murray] Rothbard, complete gridlock is the best one can hope for in Washington. A paralyzed government was fairly close to his anarchist ideal.The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics (2019).
Twenty-five years later, Pat Buchanan has been proven correct. There is a religious war going on in our country for the soul of America. On one side of the battlefield is the religion known as progressivism. On the other stands the New Right.The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics (2019).
In a sense, asking people to make political decisions is like asking them to forecast the weather. They’re not in a position to do so, and it is silly to expect them to.The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics (2019).
“The personal is the political” is a totalitarian progressive decree that I reject entirely.The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics (2019).
. . . the language of these intellectually impoverished young people is larded with ready-made phrases. They quote Stalin instead of thinking for themselves; they derive their opinion from Pravda editorials. They are arrogant and complacent, and everything that pertains to them is the greatest thing there is.The White Pill: A Tale of Good and Evil (2022).
When you have a fundamentalist faith you are certain that you are on the side of the angels.Interview, The Rubin Report, January 29, 2020.
Come at that conversation appreciating that what they’re spouting now has become their identity and also has become their status. So you’re asking them to give up something both that matters to them on an emotional and values level, but also from an evolutionary-psychology level.Interview, “A Friendly Chat with Michael Malice,” Sargon of Akkad, June 22, 2021.
My rights are not up for discussion, let alone a vote, whether it be 75% of the population, the will of one king, or the whim of 100 senators.Twitter, 2022.
Here in 2016, when Trump got elected, what happened as a consequence was blue-pilled leftists for a long time were taught that the Trump-world view . . . [was a minority view]. “We have sat you down for a year and told you that voting for Trump is completely unacceptable. That to do so is effectively to decree yourself to be aligned with the Klan and the Nazis.” [One of the big newspapers] had a front page of Trump called Antichrist when the Pope criticized him for something during when he was just merely a candidate. And yet Americans went in and flicked the leaver for Hitler-Antichrist. And they didn’t know what to do because in their mind there is very few of these lunatics and now there’s enough to elect the president . . . They thought “100 percent of the people I know,” but obviously it’s not 100. At best it’s [60 percent]. So this was . . . a moment of panic: “Wait a minute! I don’t know who these people are anymore!”“YOUR WELCOME” with Michael Malice, #198: Lauren Southern, March 16, 2022.
Tyranny of the Experts
There will be a new class, a new hierarchy of real and pretended scientists and scholars, and the world will be divided into a minority ruling in the name of knowledge and an immense ignorant majority. And then, woe betide the mass of ignorant ones!The Anarchist Handbook (2021).
Gamergate was an important moment in proving the existence of the Cathedral, the idea that what is being presented as fact is actually a carefully coordinated movement by elites to establish and impose their view of what reality is and how it should be.The Anarchist Handbook (2021).