By Brandon Martinez
Jason Jorjani, the half-Iranian former editor of alt-right publishing arm Arktos, has announced his departure from the alt-right, citing differences with Richard Spencer and others at the helm of the “Alt-Right Corporation.”
The falling out seems to be mostly about funding and other financial disagreements among the shareholders of this “corporation.” But interestingly, Jorjani mentioned his proposal for making Ukraine a focal point of revitalizing Europe, and how this upset the Russophilic sensibilities of Spencer:
In May, at a meeting in London, I was assured by the investors that the obstacles had at last been cleared and I could expect our collaboration to begin in June. When I reported this to Richard at a New York lunch at the end of the same month, he thoughtlessly and angrily dismissed a plan that the investors had shared with me for creating an economic and security corridor from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea and across to the Caucasus. This “Neo-Scythian” Ukraine-based approach to the long-term revitalization and liberation of Europe – linked to a future, post-Islamic Greater Iran via the Caucasus – offended the Russophilia that has been fostered by his wife.
Spencer himself mentioned this dispute in his own account of the departure, writing:
When Jason announced in June that we should reorient AltRight.com in a “Neo-Scythian, Ukraine-based” direction, I became utterly exasperated. What would such a thing even entail? And why should we engage in a project at the behest of magical (no doubt non-existent) donors who have yet to give us a single dollar and only communicated to us through Jason’s vivid imagination?
So Spencer flipped out when Jorjani suggested moving the alt-right in a pro-Ukraine direction, which is utterly in conflict with the bought-and-paid-for Russian wing of the movement cultivated by Spencer. Does this leave any doubt about where Spencer’s loyalties lie?
Jorjani is also very active in revolutionary Iranian circles trying to overthrow the Islamic regime and install a Zoroastrian monarchy. This also conflicts with the geopolitics of Russia, which has strong ties and influence over Islamic Iran and endeavours to use it as an anti-American bulwark in Putin’s Eurasianist war against the West. Jorjani has articulated a desire to establish a pro-Western, pro-white government in Iran, which is not what Putin, Dugin and the Eurasian anti-white coalition want. They want an anti-Western Iran to be used as a pawn in Russia’s new Great Game for influence in the Middle East. Not wanting to risk rupturing the current Russian domination of Iran by a change of leadership in that country, Spencer follows Moscow’s lead once again.