In 24 hours I'll be off to Americorps to do volunteer work and hopefully get some work done regarding learning linux/BSD. I haven't gone far from town for more than a few weeks, and here I am going off for 10 months. No training, no practice, very little working out, just shipped off. I can't get a consistent story on what's ahead of me yet - some people say they were in dorms or cabins at their camps, some people were in FEMA tents without even reliable electricity. Whatever happens, I'm sure I'll be fine, but it will suck not to get regular access to the net without problems. I'll probably use whatever computer time I have to practice what I read in the linux bible and lurk here.
Before I head off, I just want to say something. I've thought a lot about the traffic of the site, the volume of posts and all that. I think, as an amerimutt, I finally see the full appeal, what keeps me and others coming back. It doesn't always seem it, but this is a real community, one with its figures, but mostly a small community with very little keeping it together past ponies. And that's okay. Most of us understand at least implicitly what we want, that being an implicit expression of white culture and resurgence of the old ways, and I think that starts small no matter what we do. Not every nation can survive an insurgency, least of all being America, one of the largest and most atomized nations on the planet. We need communities like this, and we need to reach out to our friends and families whether in the name of irony and shitposting or not, to get them into the more obscure corners of the web along with us.
I've spent the last day just casually browsing the history of usenet and chan-offshoots as far back as 1997, drama and happenings included, and I think it's for the best that we're small for now. We just need to come together under an ideological consensus, even if it's broad, and advocate for it together. Create our symbols, memes and in-jokes to make ourselves more desirable. Work to spread our personal spheres of influence, talk to people in the most unexpected places (unironically, games are a great place to go about this, especially TF2 and other team-oriented games), and get others to open up at least anonymously/pseudonymously.
As an American I fully understand the appeal of localized politics and culture now. I can see why there was a minarchist/libertarian view among the founding fathers and the stock of early America, and I thinkPost too long. Click here to view the full text.