ANR Interview with Bre Feacheux

Bre is an interesting woman, and the first explicitly altright writer I’ve interviewed since this project began with Brett Stevens back in October. She has been making waves with her YouTube commentary, especially her video Diversity in Books, which landed her on Red Ice’s interview list. YOu can find her on YouTube and on Gab @Bre_Feacheux

1. Tell me a little about where you grew up and what your early life was like. Were you always creative and did you aspire to be a writer? Do you come from an artistic family?

My family was always moving for my dad’s job. Mostly in the Deep South. I always had a thirst for writing and creating. I started journaling before I even knew how to spell the words I was trying to write. I wrote my first story when I was in single digits and stapled it together on three holed paper. My parents told me that I had a talent, as did my teachers, so I continued writing. My mother was artistic with interior design and my uncle was a glass artist, but I’m the first writer in the family.

2. How did your early environment help direct your values (as I believe you consider yourself alt-right)? Were you rebelling against your liberal parents and teachers or were you following your own path?

Being raised in the Deep South, I was exposed to the Christian right quite young. But not in the sense that we think of it today. It was very much “all gays will burn in hell” kind of mentality. My parents were left leaning and I rebelled against the right wing ideals I was being taught in high school. By the time I went to university, the leftist group think mentality sunk in really deep. All my professors were liberal. I honestly thought at the time that I was following my own path, and maybe I was in the beginning. But I didn’t learn until years later that my university classes were teaching me to think along cultural Marxist lines.

3. Were you always interested in politics? How did you get involved in political commentary?

I’ve always enjoyed politics. I used to consume it a lot during election cycles then lose interest quite quickly afterward and never followed it closely. It wasn’t until the rise of the God-Emperor…sorry, President Donald Trump… that it became a passion. One that I couldn’t contain. I got involved by listening to Stefan Molyneux starting around May 2016. His video “The Untruth about Donald Trump” helped me to realize the amount of lies that surrounded me. I developed a thirst for politics and social commentary once I realized that the mainstream media was lying to the public on a scale that I never before realized. A scale that could lead us to complete ruin.

4. Let’s talk about writing then politics. What is your writing process like? Do you have a routine, a place or time you prefer to write? Do you have a routine you stick to?

When I first started writing, I would use it as a treat. If I got an essay done for a university class, I would permit myself a writing hour. So given that I did homework in the evenings, I would write late at night. After getting out of uni and getting a job, I would write during my breaks or on the weekends. Once I started working on being self-employed, I would escape to write at a café once my work was finished. Sometimes for hours. Then when my work schedule changed to evenings, I started writing in the morning. Now I’m back to writing in the evening again. I’ve had to adapt to whatever my work schedule is and steal away hours where ever I can.

5. Which books had the most effect on you growing up and why? Also what books really contributed to the way you think as an adult. This can be fiction or non-fiction.

I was very into Edgar Allen Poe while in high school. His taste for the macabre was right up my alley. Others were disturbed by him, but I was intrigued. His stories lead me to a path of adoring all things paranormal. I ventured into reading all sorts of ghost stories, whether they were suspenseful, paranormal romance, or thrillers. They sent a chill down my spine while also delving into the spirit realm, which I still find endlessly fascinating.

6. You mentioned in another interview that you want to write a historical novel but you’re afraid of the work involved. What do you think would be different with a historical romance rather than a contemporary romance?

The idea of writing a historical fiction novel intimidates me because I would want to make sure it was historically accurate. I’ve taken liberties with accuracy in my historical stories in the past and readers were eager to point out my mistakes. I can’t imagine the amount of research some authors have to go through in order to get a historical piece accurate. I imagine it takes a ton of time away from the actual writing. Whereas with contemporary, I don’t need to do research very often. I know the limitations of the time period I’m working with and I can easily reference something if I’m uncertain. Whereas history leaves so much room for interpretation.

7. What makes for a compelling character?

For me, it’s try and fail cycles. I don’t want to read about the boy or girl who gets everything right and is a natural at everything. I want a character that struggles. That tries. Then fails, but gets back up. The story of how they get back up and keep fighting is what makes a compelling character.

8. You consider yourself a traditionalist. In what ways do you think men and women differ when being written? Is it harder to write one than the other?

I tend to write female characters more often than not because I feel like I know my gender rather well. I’ve had female friends from all walks of life and all ages, which I think gives me a broad range perspective. I see a trend taking place in young adult books where the women are made increasingly masculine in order to appeal to ideas of breaking gender boundaries. I like a kick butt female as much as the next person, but it’s gotten to a point where it’s unrealistic in nature. Men often struggle to write women well and sometimes women don’t write men well. We see this trend in the over feminized male or the male wearing guy liner to appeal to a female lead’s desire for a feminized male, but it’s taken as something sexy. I can’t stand this trend. I want men to be men and women to be women. When I do write men, I don’t try to make them into something they’re not. I make it about the character and they’re choices. What’s realistic for them as a person/character? Not what gender boundaries can I break. It must move the story along as well as the character. If a character has to take actions opposed to what his or her gender would realistically do, I won’t write it.

9. What makes you return to a book over and over? What gives a book re-readability? What books do you love to return too?

For me, I will return to a book when I’m as intrigued by the character’s journey as much as the story. If I’m not invested in a character’s journey, their story doesn’t really matter. I have to care. I have to want them to succeed. I rarely read books over again as I’m always on the hunt for a new story. But when I do, it’s usually a writing style that intrigued me and that I want to learn from that brings me back to the book. I’ve returned to Harry Potter more times than I’d like to admit simply because the writing and world building offers a lot to learn from.

10. What are the main themes you enjoy working with as an author?

The theme of survival is one that I continuously come back to. Whether it be the survival of impending death or surviving high school. My characters always have to find ways to survive. To thrive. To pick themselves up after falling down even when all the odds are against them.

11. Are you a self-taught writer or did you study writing in college? And why we’re on the subject is college even worth the cost of tuition anymore (unless someone wants a professional degree?)

I’m self-taught and I also studied writing in college. My one semester course in community college was the best writing course out of any that I’ve taken. The others were useless. Read a lot and practice by writing every chance you get. That’s the best way to learn. Not being lectured and then graded according to someone else’s subjective standard of what’s quality writing. Tastes differ. If you enjoy the writing, someone else out there will too. I would say skip college unless you’re going into a field such as math, science, or engineering. It’s simply not worth the debt and you are more than likely to come out with strange Marxist ideas. I refer to college/universities as indoctrination factories. Unless you’re learning a specific skill, don’t bother.

12. It seems like a lot of the young alt-righters are coming out of college indoctrination angry at their liberal professors and the liberal society that is setting them up for failure. What do you see when you come in contact with the new generation?

Oddly enough, I feel like I’m in a boat by myself. I came out of university angry once I realized the level of indoctrination I went through. But I don’t see this from many others. I’m new to the Alt Right and haven’t met many other Alt Righters or heard their experiences. So perhaps I just don’t know how others feel about their university experiences. But I certainly came out of it very resentful that I’m in student loan debt for the purpose of promoting Marxist propaganda. When I meet younger people coming out of college, I see nothing but the same lies coming out of their mouths that I was taught at school. I want to shake them awake. But unfortunately, not everyone wants to stir from their slumber.

13. If you had the last five years to do over again, what would you do differently?

Start writing ebooks sooner. Find a nice boy. Maybe start a family if given the opportunity. Skip graduate school because it was a waste of money. And get going on starting my own business that I’m currently working on sooner for additional income.

14. Andrew Breitbart used to say politics is downstream from culture, echoing Plato, do you write to make an impact or because it’s what you want your career to be?

I learned the hard way that writing wasn’t meant to be a full time career for me. I tried it and burned myself out. As it turns out, writing every day can be good for some and bad for others. I used to write simply because the stories in my head were amazing to me and I needed to get them down on paper. The creative process gave me the biggest high in the world. It still does, but now I’m driven more to make an impact through spreading awareness of current agendas in the mainstream of politics through the artist culture of writing than I am to just write for the heck of it. It became more as time went on.

15. Let’s talk about your video Diversity in Books. What inspired you to make it and did you expect to get the backlash from the book community that you did?

After going through the process of being red pilled by Stefan Molyneux on cultural Marxism, feminism, race realism, and white genocide for several months, I started seeing the trends that I had been red pilled about taking place in the book community. Publishers were looking for social justice driven agendas, as were literary agents. Those in the YouTube book community were battling each other to virtue signal their left wing ideals. And quite frankly, they were being nasty to each other in ways that repulsed me. I decided to call them out on their bullying knowing that I might receive some hate. But I figured since I had a small audience at the time, not much would come of it. Then it hit Twitter. And an author I had defended, Victoria Schwab/V.E. Schwab, who had been a victim of social justice ended up disavowing me because I was “offensive.” I knew the second that happened that it would go viral and I just stayed away from my computer for a few days. I honestly knew deep down that these people who attacked me couldn’t be helped because they went through the same indoctrination process that I went through. I felt bad for them. But in the end, it backfired on them. The experience was extremely freeing and I haven’t censored myself ever since. It lead to me meeting many people of a like mind who share my beliefs. And I received countless messages from people telling me thank you for having the bravery to call out those who seek to silence others who speak out against the hypocrisy of diversity. Including many non-whites and ethnic minorities.

16. I’ve talked with Brittany and Nicole Pettibone about politics and YA books. They told me they lost many friends they’d made over the years in the industry to stand up for their beliefs. What was your experience like?

I’ve definitely lost friends over politics. And often times without having even stated where I stand on issues. Just recently a faux friend of mine found my blog and was offended by my discussions on race realism, human biodiversity, and miscegenation. She called me up crying and terminated the friendship very quickly. I was judged and tossed away. These experiences are rough, but they let you know who your real friends are. Your true friends walk in as everyone else is walking out. This experience taught me to value myself and to stand by my beliefs regardless of who disagrees. If they remove you from their life over something like politics, they’re not a friend.
As far as publishing, a good chunk of the industry came after me after my diversity video. Some black listed me and vowed never to publish me. I realized long ago that the publishing industry was insanely SJW and that I didn’t want to be traditionally published, so it didn’t matter much to me. Self-publishing is where the true freedom is. You can’t be controlled and you can continue to sell copies of your books for life. There are no limitations to creativity in self-publishing. Whereas in traditional publishing, they will tell you what you can and cannot do. Including telling you that your story isn’t diverse enough. Meaning, you have too many white people.

17. The right controls so much political territory right now the left can literally do nothing but hang on to “muh popular vote” even though that’s not how the system works. Do you feel hope for the future, hope for young people and/or hope for Europe?

I have on and off days as far as what I see for the future. Part of me is hopeful. Part of me truly hopes that the left loses even more power in the upcoming election and that the two party system will evolve into something entirely different that will lead to more prosperity. Another part of me worries that Trump is a bump in the road toward eventual decline and that the decline has been inevitable ever since the Frankfurt school infiltration of the education system. Only time will tell.

18. Are you at all interested in white European identity? Would you consider going so far as to call yourself an ethno-nationalist? I’ve seen you retweet MagicalEurope’s twitter account. Do you feel a connection to your European heritage?

I’m very interested in white European identity. And I do consider myself an ethno-nationalist. I prefer the term omni-nationalist because I want all ethnic groups to be able to claim their own lands. Japan for the Japanese. China for the Chinese. Germany for the Germans. Russia for the Russians. Etc. I also want whites to maintain a majority in the US. Western civilization is European in its roots. If you lose that white majority, you will undoubtedly lose the West. And regardless of what leftist diversity lovers in Europe and the U.S. love to think, Western civilization is white European civilization. It can’t survive without it.
I’m very connected to my European heritage. I’ve done my maternal genealogy back to the 1690s where my family was French and German, and my paternal genealogy back to the 10th century where my family were English nobles. My love for history only deepened when I started doing my family’s genealogical research.

19. Where do you see the alt-right going? There has been more than a little tension between the alt-right and the alt-lite lately. Which side would you say you fall on?

I consider myself alt-right. I used to be alt-lite, but once I saw the difference between civic nationalists and ethno-nationalists, I realized that the alt-right was the way to go. I hate the tension that’s going on because it feels like a purity war. VoxDay once said that the overall way to win the war is to convince others not to fight you. Keeping a movement pure isn’t the way to win.

20. What do you make of the Mike Enoch TRS doxxing situation? Is it just there to divide us and distract us?

I honestly don’t know enough about the man or the controversy to say much on it. I’ve heard it said that it’s bad optics, which I can understand in context of what his doxing revealed. But overall, it’s not about purity. It’s about convincing others not to fight you. More people need to listen to VoxDay. He’s right about this one.

21. Do you have concerns about white genocide at all, or the great replacement? What do you feel when you hear some leftist (usually black, Hispanic or Jewish) talk about whites becoming a minority in the country our forefathers founded?

White genocide is real and it scares the hell out of me. If you lose the majority white population in the West, the West will inevitably fall. I know this sounds self-serving to some, but once you see the reality of human biodiversity, the truth of it is astonishing. It’s hard not to get resentful toward minority groups who love seeing whites scared and love the idea of whites becoming a minority. It shows that there’s an already large animosity toward whites. If we become a minority, this will only get worse. If these people had any sense, they would realize that their standard of living and quality of life would go down without the white race being there. But unfortunately, not too many see this and they laugh at the decreasing population of whites as though it’s amusing or some kind of retribution for past grievances that they never even experienced firsthand. They don’t realize that their fate is directly tied in with ours.

22. What topics should the alt-right focus on now that Trump is in office and there is very little if anything the left can do to stop him?

Unfortunately, I think there’s a lot the left can do to stop him. I see more unrest happening and more of a push back from the media, Hollywood, the big banks, etc. Trump is a powerful man now. The most powerful in the world. But bad press has toppled monarchies in the past. They can do it again. I only hope that he can do something to divert us away from this path of decline we’ve been on ever since the government took control of education, the banks, and the welfare state. I’m not sure what he can get accomplished. I usually live by “hope for the best, prepare for the worst.” Because I know that the left will now do their worst. And they tend to lean toward violence faster than those on the right.
If we want to win the war, we need more allies and to convince more people not to fight us. We do that by spreading awareness and developing a culture.

23. What inspires you?

People who push through adversity inspire me. Whether that be in real life or in stories. I’m inspired by those who take a bad situation and make something good come from it. Those who don’t allow their sorrows to overcome them. Those who no matter how beaten down they might feel, force themselves to get back up. They might have to punch a pillow along the way, but they get back up. Those are the people who inspire me daily.