Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Purity Spirals and Double Lives
Mike was always my favorite on TRS. He brought a professional, mainstream style to his podcast. If it was not for the subject matter, I have no doubt his show would be syndicated and he could be the next Howard Stern.
The Daily Shoah started out as a libertarian styled, irreverent podcast. Over the years it became more associated with nationalism and White identity while still retaining the humor and fun. It was during this time I was honored to have been a guest on the show.
However, last year the show slowly started to embrace more of the Daily Stormer neo-Nazi element. What was once tongue-in-cheek humor had become serious about the "JQ" (Jewish Question). It was during that time that the Alt Right seemed to have established a new litmus test concerning Jews. Any association with Jews was not tolerated upon pain of being called a "cuck."
This embrace of the Neo-Nazi element eventually led to the NPI's "HeilGate." Reportedly, one of the few people that did the Nazi salute was Mike Enoch. This Alt Right association with Nazism was the final straw for many people. Almost at once all the more mainstream and moderate people dissociated themselves from the Alt Right.
So, yeah, it was somewhat ironic when the leader of TRS, the man that did the Nazi salute, was revealed to have a Jewish wife. A Jewish wife who contributed material to the show.
Personally, I would like to see Mike reconcile with his wife and come back as the host. It would be good to see that the Alt Right does not have these purity tests. But, sadly, I doubt that will happen.