It’s no secret that the alt-right provides a platform for any degenerate, cretin or otherwise shady character to spout corrupt verbiage under the umbrella of ‘alternative thinking’. There are a number of current examples who have made their way into the alt-right community and are routinely applauded for their courage, independence,devotion to truth, (insert contra-mainstream quality as you wish).
Alt-right supporters are so enamoured of the idea of unpoliced thought and speech that they will readily tolerate any view they deem not-quite-mainstream; whether it is fantastical or uninspiring, right or wrong, is not the point; the point is thus; we must give these vaguely like-minded individuals an opportunity to speak because we totally dig any opinion the leftist media won’t broadcast, and so on. As a result, the alt-right has lost all definition, nobody knows what it stands for, what its values are, it has allowed itself to be reduced to little more than a speakers’ corner.
As such, the movement is at the mercy of those with the willpower to make use of it, and I need only mention a couple of high-profile examples. Jack Donovan, who appears to have built his entire body of thought around the slapstick mantra; Only a real man can take a dick, provides a mental escape for the lowly; let us retreat to the woods, away from them women-folk. Roosh Valizadeh, who dissociated alt-righters have been bending over backwards to defend, is a laughable human mammal; projecting the savage Muslim male worldview (any white woman I see is mine) into the public arena, and watching as adult men (who claim also to be white nationalists) lap it up like thirsty kittens.
These two are not frauds, however, they are exactly what they appear to be; it is only those tolerating them that are to blame for their prominence. Lana Lokteff, whom many might consider the First Lady of the Alt-Right, is a well-known associate of Donovan, and was recently seen to be defending Roosh on social media. This latter occurrence came as a particular shock to many in her large audience, and cast seeds of doubt as to her true leanings.
Lokteff runs a clothing manufacturing business named Lana’s Llama (www.lanasllama.com), which claims to produce ‘Organic Non Toxic’ garments. The ‘About’ page lists chemicals that you will find in most clothes, but not in hers. The idea seems as pristine and unsullied as the fibres themselves; however, as one digs into the content, one realises there is some necessary information that is jarringly amiss.
The website does not tell us where exactly the fibres or sourced, nor does it give any indication as to how the animals the company uses are treated. All we are offered as toLana’s Llama’s background is a vague and inconclusive statement that the business ‘works with USA based sewing contractors who maintain a high standard in quality as well as healthy working conditions for their sewers’. What we can gather from this is that Lana’s Llama does not have a hand in the ‘healthy working conditions’ of the workers who manufacture the goods. Some of the clothes’ pages sport a ‘Made in USA’ label, others have one stating ‘Made in USA of Imported Fabric’; imported from where, we don’t know. These little logos are all that are offered; they do not take us anywhere so that they may be corroborated.
The lack of specifics is troubling; where in the USA are the clothes sewn? Really, how often does a company miss the opportunity to brag about the home-grown authenticity of its products? There are no citations, no accreditations, we are not offered any real evidence that the clothing is what it is; we have only the company telling us what’s what.
When we look at Lokteff as an individual; at her public image and familial background; we see that this absence of information is not exclusive to her business enterprise.
Her father; Ruben J. Lokteff, is an investment advisor. There are a few things we know about him. For starters, he was involved in a legal dispute with the Great American Life Insurance Company in 1989 (http://www.plainsite.org/dockets/50eu6m0o/oregon-district-court/lokteff-v-great-american-life/). He declared bankruptcy in 1997. And in 2010 he submitted himself as minister of a non-existent church named Touchstone Ministries (of which Lana’s brother, Joseph, was Secretary) in Redmond, Oregon.
Her mother, Vera Agaphia Lokteff, was once principal owner of the apparently now-defunct Piggyback Records; a recording company which helped Lana and her brother set up their own recording studio in Central Oregon in 2003. After milling around the Los Angeles music scene for a while in an attempt to get her recording career up and running, Lana returned to Oregon, studio rental prices in L.A. being too high. The new studio was host to a number of artists and genres, including hip hop. Little else is known about Vera, other than she owns a website (http://inbodyexperience.com/) which appears to have lain dormant for nearly two years. Vera used this site to blog about her personal spiritual quest, and her endeavours toward reconciling the world of the spirit with physical happenings; ‘Why get excited and be happy when it appears that economies are failing and governments are getting tighter with stricter control over masses of humanity, and friends and family members are kind of acting nuts?’ she asks, in a blog post from April 19th, 2013.
Lana herself seems to have taken amply from both parents’ inclinations. The bio on her website (www.lanalokteff.com) states; ‘Because of her interest in metaphysical concepts, Lana majored in physics and minored in philosophy, hoping to find the bridge between the two worlds.’ Sounding just like one of her mother’s blogposts, it continues; ‘Only to become disappointed with the curriculum, Lana left school to pursue an artistic path in music, film and writing.’ So, from what we can gather; Lana, realizing that the existing curriculum had no interest in accommodating her most noble of quests, and that physics + philosophy does not necessarily = metaphysics, was either kicked out, or, when reality struck, dropped out.
It is difficult to say exactly when Lokteff decided to manoeuvre herself into a fringe political movement; it is not too difficult, however, to see how she’s come so far. Lokteff seems to have spent her alt-right career primarily pointing out white genocide subliminal messages via social media, questioning celebrities who don’t reply to her (or act confused at the question), and interviewing political/journalistic figures on her radio show. She comes across as reasonably articulate, dedicated, and, of course, she boasts those prized Northern European looks; perfect for the face of an up-and-coming, oft-maligned movement.
What has turned some of her audience sour, however, has been her apparent all-inclusiveness when it comes to personal comrades. In November 2015, she was photographed with the aforementioned Jack Donovan, and the Hispanic cage-fighter Master Chim, and was swiftly forced to defend her choice of photo-buddies on Twitter, stating; ‘These men are defenders of European folk. I gladly accept them.’ The position she has adopted seems to be; we will look past anything, we can be friends so long as you say you support Europe. It is this culture of barely-discriminate acceptance that has let the movement slide into a laughing stock.
Lokteff elaborated on this philosophy on Facebook, explaining; ‘“Alt-Right” means a lot of diff things to diff people with nothing defined. There is no leader. There is no meeting place. The fact is you will have cross over ideas even with your enemy!’ The statement is laughable in more ways than one; firstly, a movement that lacks definition and has no leader is obviously destined for failure. And secondly, considering the prominence of the NPI and their high-profile get-togethers, to argue that there is ‘no meeting place’, thus suggesting the alt-right lives only in the minds of its adherents, is rather condescending; we know the most notable individuals in the movement do meet at official venues and outline, together, what the alt-right is all about. In this same post she says; ‘EVERYONE has a past, and for some it is public. Let’s see all of your people’s dirty laundry that people would say is degenerate. I am not going to be a Puritan and judge everyone’ – but, of course, we must judge others, if we care about our beloved movement, a movement that claims to protect a precious people, then yes, we must be able to exercise our critical capacities when looking at a person’s behaviour, character and choices, we must determine whether or not we want such a person in a movement of which we are the living examples.
The above quoted post was a Facebook comment, which Lokteff typed in defence of the earlier-mentioned Roosh V. This is what has alarmed her audience the most. The comment ends with the declaration; ‘Quite frankly, if people are fearful of Roosh, they are weak!’ Lokteff characteristically misses the point. People are not ‘fearful’ of Roosh, a 36-year-old man who lives with his mother, they simply believe a rapist and rape-advocate should not be granted such a large and serious audience. That a woman who defends both European folk and a Muslim savage simultaneously is fantastical enough, but it gets even weirder, and a whole lot more ironic.
In 2007, Lana Lokteff filed suit against Oregon-based U.S. Allegiance Inc., for sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. The court documents listed allegations such as;
- ‘Defendant discriminated against Plaintiff by engaging in and/or allowing a continuing course of conduct, including but not limited to, sexual discrimination and sexual harassment, which created a hostile work environment.’
- ‘Defendant’s conduct was sufficiently severe and pervasive to alter the conditions of Plaintiff’s employment and create a hostile work environment. Defendant knew or should have known of the abusive work environment and failed to take prompt remedial action.’
Among Lokteff’s ‘Prayer for Relief’, she asked for Non-Economic Damages of $300,000, and Punitive Damages in the amount of $1,000,000. It appears to have been settled out of court.
It is hardly worth illustrating in a literal fashion; that a woman who used Western society’s legal infrastructure to assert and protect her rights as a woman, now advocates an Islamic cretin for whom women’s rights is not even an issue.
This is your Ms. Lokteff; spawned from a kooky hustler family of questionable origin, a woman who, at worst; consistently snowed a movement for her own gain, or is, at best; a contrary fool. In either case, her renown is totally unjustifiable. She has claimed in the past that the opinions of those that do not have children are of less importance than the opinions of those that do, yet she does not have children herself (despite claiming otherwise). She also claims to be married – though there is no evidence of this, and if she is, she hasn’t taken her husband’s name – contradicting her supposed traditionalist stance.
Who knows what Lokteff’s ultimate goal involves – notoriety, financial gain, outright careerism – or, to look at it from another perspective; the discrediting of the right. Perhaps there is no ultimate goal. But the movement, by now, ought to know better.
White nationalists, if they are true to their word, will leave this chewed-up dog’s carcass we call the alt-right, and establish a new movement; a nucleus of noble white Europeans. A movement from whose door the Lokteffs of the world will be laughed away.
Indeed, to quote Vera Lokteff, in a blog post from April 2014 entitled ‘The Next Blood Moon’; ‘We will create it and we will have no fear. For greater things will come our way, and sacred events will come to pass as this which is darkness, tyranny of the soul, and those who are haters of life and breath, are exposed.’