In the first of a series of interviews profiling some of the Dissident Right’s “rising stars” we spoke with Richard Houck, author of the terrific new book Liberalism Unmasked published by Arktos Media and red-pill extraordinaire. Follow him on Twitter @heywildrich.
In ten words or less, describe your political persuasion.
Hyper-nationalist, European exceptionalism, economic protectionist, beauty will always matter.
How and when did you become “red pilled”?
I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember. I had a very strong in-group preference and fascination with American and European history from the time I was young. I started reading more serious works of political theory along with sites like AmRen, The Occidental Observer, and Counter-Currents when I wanted to learn more about how we got into this mess.
Is “great ethnic cuisine” a sufficient justification for obliterating your country in the service of “diversity”?
Although this common argument is absurd on its face, there is a lot to it. Personally, I rarely eat non-European/American fare, and generally only when I’m invited to an outing that is at a taco place or something of that nature. Where I live I routinely go to a bar that has Irish/English food, a Greek place, Italian place, German place, and Polish place. There are a couple restaurants that are very French, but not exclusively, as well I enjoy. And then, of course, there are all the great American places. I can’t imagine thinking some kebab or tacos or curry is superior to a pierogi or gyro. But if for some reason your palate is indeed that pedestrian, it is absurd to justify open-borders on the premise that you can’t cook.
This line of argument is not only saying that third world food is objectively superior to European or American food, but it is also saying that those who enjoy that sort of food are incapable of recreating it themselves. Further still, it is saying that all the negative consequences of diversity, lower social capital, crime, welfare, expense, is worth a few over-salted foodstuffs. What a joke these people are.
What (or who) is the single biggest threat to the continued existence of Western civilization?
White traitors to their race are the single biggest problem. They are the reason we are in this mess. People who believed Emanuel Celler when he was pushing for the 1965 Immigration Act are all traitors. If any are still around, their wealth should be confiscated to help fund repatriation efforts.
What figure has been the greatest influence on the development of your political/ideological beliefs?
Oswald Mosley is a man I admire greatly. His style, delivery, and framing were inspiring to me. Also, the way he refutes the modern economic structure is what really evolved my understanding of the intersectional nature of economics, politics, and the well-being of our people.
What are some other influences on you personally but perhaps not politically?
My dad. He is very selfless and always tries to do the right thing.
Who are some of the most indispensable voices today in what we might loosely call the Dissident Right?
Everybody who is risking something by supporting the cause, speaking truth to power, and standing up for their people is indispensable. This is turning into an “all hands on deck” situation.
Cicero or Caesar (or Pinochet)?
Tell us a little about your new book, Liberalism Unmasked, published by Arktos Media.
The book is a very well-sourced refutation of dozens of liberal arguments over nine major topics ranging from gun control to migration. I also examine the liberal mind for what it is, a personality disorder. With over 600 citations, there is almost certainly something to be gained for everybody, even those familiar with the current malaise.
What do you like to do in your free time? Do you have any future projects in the works?
I like to people watch in my free time. Several projects in the works. A couple books, one detailing how all of these insane policies harm Whites, another refuting civic-nationalism, economic nationalism, and “high skilled” migration. I have about the next three years of writing planned out and after that a project to help foster some of these ideas.
How do you define success, both personally and in terms of the movement?
Personally, I'm not sure. In terms of metapolitics, a return to normality. Nothing is normal about one million or so aliens flooding into our homelands. Nothing is normal about Mexicans and Somalis and Jews having the right to dictate how we live in our own nation that our ancestors built for us. Nothing is normal about rape-gangs and genocidal rape. Nothing is normal about constant race-mixing advertisements. Nothing is normal about this obscenely bloated and inefficient government that extorts us. Nothing is normal having to justify our existence to anybody.
How do you see this ending? Is the West doomed? Or do we triumph and ultimately soar to glory, conquering the cosmos behind President Trump’s Space Force?
This current war is not so much between political factions, but between eternal enemies. It’s very much a good versus evil scenario. We are in a race against time with them. They are trying to flood our nations with as many of the Saracen hordes as possible and we are trying to wake up as many people as possible before it’s too late. We are being ethnically cleansed in our own homelands by a group of interlopers who hate us to the very core. I hope the desire to not become a despised and persecuted underclass in our own nations is greater than the desire for tacos and kebab.
The aggressions against our people have reached a magnitude so great that anything we do in retaliation, absolutely anything at all, will be justified. This time, the world.
Richard Houck is author of Liberalism Unmasked. A treatise against the Left, the book diagnoses and disarms modern Liberalism. With its theory of Liberalism as a diagnosable mental illness and its thorough dismantling of dozens of Liberal arguments, Liberalism Unmasked demolishes the international Left from the ground up.