Pray for Lawrence Auster

Lawrence Auster, of View from the Right has bad news on his pancreatic cancer front. I personally owe a large debt to the man, who I have never met, for helping to open my own eyes. I would encourage all my readers and followers to pray for the man and his family, since it could not possibly hurt and certainly could help.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Auster for all he has done, and note that all Americans and Westerners owe him a huge debt which cannot possibly be repaid.

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18 Responses to Pray for Lawrence Auster

  1. RJR says:

    I second that. God be with you Mr. Auster.

  2. Jesus Christ Supercop says:

    Meh, I got fed up with VFR when they started whining about miscegenation.

  3. cullenjones says:

    In future, please refrain from making statements like this as they are unpleasant to read.

  4. Robert in Arabia says:

    Dear Whiskey,
    Kind of you to post this.

  5. spandrell says:

    For all his faults, he has done more good than bad. Quite a lot more.

  6. Jacko says:


  7. chucho says:

    His entire site needs to be archived and torrented. VFR will be one of the first take-downs once speech laws are passed and put into effect.

    • spandrell says:

      I’ve tried to bulk download his site but he has some VERY weird coding going on there.

      If anyone has a clue please share it.

  8. I’ve deleted the obnoxious comment. A man is terribly ill and that’s the only thing some idiot can come up with? Compassion and decency are not weakness, they are strength. And they don’t mean roll over and submit either. Jeez.

  9. Ralph says:

    Lawrence Auster’s “The Path to National Suicide” was a revelation for me; it framed and articulated the conservative case against mass non-Western immigration in a way that had not been done before. Like many conservatives, I had deep reservations about immigration but was never able to build a fully coherent argument against mass immigration from the non-Western world until I read “The Path to National Suicide.” Since then, I have been an avid reader of Auster’s blog. This is truly terrible news. I wish Auster all the best.

  10. Your levity in the face of the grave will command admiration (or perhaps just astonishment) if you’re still master of a tenth of it once you’ve placed one foot there yourself.

  11. [NB: the non sequitur-seeming comment above was in reply to the deleted trollery. my apologies]

    Auster is a unique public intellectual who brings a background of humane learning to bear on many questions that are often approached only from a purely materialistic-scientific perspective, or else simply from one of foaming partisanship.

    He is an exuberant Jeremiah who plumbs depths of moral outrage that few will hazard. His moments of dry humor, though rarely indulged, are all the more pleasurable for their dry refinement, as well as their rarity in view of his high seriousness about the problems that face the Western world today, spiritual as well as social.

    One would be very hard-pressed to find a blogger of any persuasion who maintains such a sense of vocation about his work. Many bloggers aspire, in a half-arsed way, to make something literary of their efforts, to be part of a Permanent Discussion of ideas. Auster has surely created a body of work that deserves to be perused, scrutinized, debated, in any media, for decades to come; it’s not unfair to submit that, like Carlyle, Ruskin, or Mencken, he is a writer of permanent distinction.

    Selfish devotion to the pleasure of ideas should redouble his readers’ sympathies for his health. He’s not replaceable. With luck, decentralized medicine, and, we may say, Providence, he may enjoy another fresh wind of help from his new treatment, and bring his razor-sharp logic and rhetoric to bear on the ills (and, we may hope, joys) of the day.

  12. cecil henry says:

    Very sorry to hear of his cancer.

    Pancreatic cancer is a very difficult disease.

    I will keep him in mind.

  13. Pete Madsen says:

    Somehow I had managed not to know of him until I read your post. Thank you, and God save Lawrence Auster.

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