This Week In Reaction (2016/11/27)

Was this the week the Alt-Right died? Ramz Paul seems to think so. Spandrell offers buckets full of linguistic good sense.

Atavisionary asks, rhetorically, Is Richard Spencer controlled opposition? He’s not and we should be wary of folks who say he is. But Spencer is clearly not above making unforced errors. Clearly not.

Social Pathologist recounts what he thinks is The Death of the Alt-Reich. Well, we shall see. NRx doesn’t really have much riding on what amounts, in the end, to a single battle in a great war for the institutions.

Heartiste has a very refined take on Richard Spencer And His Glib Heil.

Mark Citadel finds inspiration in the infamous mullet to describe the kerfuffle: Business in the Front, Party in the Back. (And you’re sure not gonna see any pics of me from the late 80s.)

Oh, and Fidel Castro finally died—prompting my favorite go-to quip: “I didn’t even know he was still alive.” Carlos Esteban has a fitting epitaph En la muerte de Fidel (en Ingles). He’s not going to be much competition for Che.

Let’s see… what else was going on?

Well… some friends in The Great White North seem to have made a pretty big splash: Northern Dawn Interviews Vice… and here Vice thought that was the other way around. Also there: Kellie Leitch Defends Trudeau Values. “Canadian values” LOL… how ’bout ones that don’t sound like they were burped out last Tuesday in some corporate committee.

This was really good: Over at Future Primaeval, Warg Franklin gives the most comprehensive statement yet on The Overton Bubble.

If we interpret the actions of the consensus inside the bubble in the context of their old hegemony, they make perfect sense. When media and universities had hegemonic control over the intellectual space, an effective, if destructive, tactic was to radicalize the thing a bit to flush out the insufficiently loyal, and then purge everyone who doesn’t step in line. The heretics, thus exiled, would be doomed to wander the intellectual wasteland outside of the universities, and would not be able to organize any kind of counter-thought. Thus the Overton window occasionally shifting and expelling the “bigots” was an effective means of political control.

5198112740_4a14819cab_bToday, it is no longer effective; the expelled intellectuals go on thinking and publishing and working together, they just do it over the internet in an uncontrolled fashion. It’s still weaker out here for the most part than inside the bubble, but that has been rapidly changing over the past few years, and we can expect the trend to continue. It is no longer effective because exclusion from the bubble, no matter how vigorous, is no longer intellectually fatal, and is even becoming liberating.

It is no longer effective, but almost by definition, those within the Overton bubble are unable to accurately perceive or understand what is happening outside the bubble, lest they be purged. And all this analysis is quite outside the bubble, so they have a hard time realizing that Overton radicalization and expulsion is no longer a viable mechanism of political control.

And there’s much more there. Warg earns an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Silver Circle Award☀ from the editors for this crucial exposition.

August Rush has an excellent piece on Transgenderism: The Murder Of The Self.

Transgenderism is an act of murder; it is the murder of the Self. Their initial transition is a complete repudiation of their former being. “The old me is dead.” Such pithiness! But the implication is clear; they are born anew, having washed away their natural state. In this way, the act of being transgender is a secularized, perverse form of Christian baptism. The individual emerges from their transition a new person with a “re-birth” of sorts. That’s why their new identity, their new wardrobe, and particularly their new name are so important to them.

… and their new pronouns! A superb meditation from Rush and an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.

Nick Land catches some embarrassingly retrograde devotion to globalism.

Alfred Woenselaer has a “Now that explains everything” moment in John Oliver the hypnotist. He suspects that they’ll be seeking a replacement for Oliver. Alf sees Stephen Colbert as “the new flag bearer for the hip left” as The left regains balance.

Also: Alpha Case Study—Li’l Wayne… and some Australian kid.

And then Alf has a Pizzagate exposé: Demon Worship and Child Trafficking.

So is there evidence? Yes, there is a ton of evidence. It is all circumstantial evidence mind you, there are no pictures of Bill Clinton with his pants down getting sucked off by a little Haitian kid while Hillary is maniacally cackling. There might as well be though. The circumstantial evidence is overwhelming. Where there is smoke there is fire and this crime scene is akin to walking into a smoke-filled room with a gas mask on because you can’t even see your own hands let alone breathe.

I confess I had not paid too much attention to the subject, because it just sounds so crazy. But I have to remember our elites really are evil people. It seems like I should be paying more.

Butch chimes in with a solid (non-hyperventilating) rundown on the subject: #PizzaGate, which was crossposted to TRS.

William Scott has a superb reflection: Reductio Obamasurdum. Obama’s presidency is increasingly looking like a headstone for the Civil Rights Movement—not the blacks should care, because civil rights agitation has never really been about them. It was a Whites Only game.

1380b554f3c2ae25d9a9f6fcc2cf6d5fSo we say the right things, even believe these things, yet our unconscious actions betray a grounding racial in-group preference. Such a ground can motivate without being fully conscious. We may sublimate our ethnic intuitions, but they can never be fully stifled. They are a primal essence of our being.

And this is the folly of the multi-racial and multicultural society. It is largely a pretense. It’s goodness is more hoped for than attained. Where there is success, it is inflated. And under Egalitarian Dogmatics, any successes can necessarily be spread to all of society. More, there is a moral imperative that these successes must take root everywhere. Where they fail, this is blamed on stupid or stubborn resistors who are simply wanting sensitivity and diversity training.

The committee were impressed by Scott’s analysis here conferring an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention

Social Pathologist checks in with a review of George Hawley’s Right Wing Critics of American Conservatism.

Bill Marchant has a bit of video, and a bit of analysis, of Duterte: Excursions Around the Right #2.

Neocolonial continues his lectures in pure neoreactionary thought with Composing Morality.

  • Moving towards degeneracy is downhill though; it merely requires the removal of constraint. Moving morality towards an Order is uphill, and requires a driving force, an urgency. There is a reason morality typically becomes ordered under conditions of hardship, and disordered in the face of abundance.
  • Thus to create an ordered, eucivic morality, take a group under existential threat and then provide a functional basis by which that threat can be overcome as a group.

As we’ve come to expect from Neocolonial he provides a mountain of meaning in a very small number of words. All the more, therefore, justifying a nod from The Committee with an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.

Sydney Trads have up a joyously schadenfreude-filled Video: “The Biggest Media Meltdowns to Trump’s Win”. The Fourth Estate (in reality adjunct to First Estate) lost big time, and that alone is cause for rejoicing.

Shylock Holmes considers Chesterton’s Fence and Democracy… that’s Chesterton’s Fence reasoning (a form of steel-manning) applied to democracy. That’s flirting with heresy around here… but it’s needful work, if we’re to remain true to principles. As steel-men go, however, democracy proves to be not too intimidating…

Voting for candidates in an election is the fake air conditioner switch of the political world. Instead of throwing rocks at the police, or burning down the capital, or plotting a coup, people keep fiddling with their individual political thermostat. This channels their energy into harmless pursuits. But it also increases actual satisfaction, even given the current policies! Often, people aren’t able to accurately perceive the world around them, so may not even know exactly if things have changed. But if they can do something, and see some minor visible effect in the world around them, such as the thermostat being higher or one of “their guys” in charge, they feel happier.

Dissenting Sociologist Doug Smythe has another absolute gem: Leftism, The Religion that Failed: A Study in Insecure Power and Social Disorganization. A really big, beautiful gem. You’ll hafta RTWT, but some parts just beg to be quoted:

the-indian-caste-system-1024x535This secular intelligentsia and its coterie of wannabes and hangers-on, then, was birthed in the erstwhile institutional milieu of the old Brahmin or priestly caste, by a process of social speciation from the latter caste, and bears the marks of its pedigree all over it. Like priests, the secular literati are released from immediately productive forms of work in order to specialize in the use of language, above all as it pertains to the norms, rules, and laws of human conduct; in that capacity, they likewise claim a privileged and exclusive charism to distinguish between good and evil, right and wrong, and therefore likewise and naturally believe themselves rightfully paramount over the other estates of society- above all, the men of commerce and finance (Vaisya), whom they despise as rapacious, venal, and corrupt.

Sound familiar? Smythe outlines how Progressivism is a religion custom designed to destroy religion. It can’t end well:

This contradiction leaves the Left in an inescapable and self-defeating paradox. Its tactics, of necessity, are overwhelmingly and self-consciously negative and destructive, critical and revolutionary, in character. Any attempt to institute Leftist dogma as a surrogate religion is thus doomed to end up in much the same place as somebody who sets out to build a new house with only the wrecking-balls, sledgehammers, and dynamite he used to demolish the old house at his disposal- tools that are all exactly as impotent to build up as they are powerful to tear down, and when deployed as instruments of order succeed only in introducing chaos (which, after all, is exactly what they’re supposed to do). The Left, then, when in a priestly mood finds itself in the unenviable and ironic position of trying to exercise a form of social authority it did everything in its power to subvert and undermine, of having chopped into firewood the very cathedra on which it needs to sit.

He sees the rise of the Alt-Right as an inevitable consequence of Leftism unable to contain the critique it pioneered:

As luck would have it, the right to criticize social superiors, flaunt rules of public decorum, and insolently mock all public pieties proved irrevocably popular with the plebs, with youth and the working classes, since it legitimates and indeed, consecrates populist rebellion against elites. This consecrated rebellion, since it is every bit as much an expression of the Leftist religious imperative to transgressive “creative destruction” as anything the Left itself ever did, cannot but assume the status of sacred desecration, pious impiety, observant lassitude, and reverent blasphemy against that very religion—all as insurmountable as it is absurd in that whatever formal censure is brought to bear against the holy mutiny sanctifies it even further. The Left, then, outsmarted itself in devising a social technology so ingeniously and diabolically effective that, once set into motion, it cannot be disabled or defeated—even by its inventor. Dr. Frankenstein: meet your monster.

Anyway, there’s much much more. Magisterial work from the Dissenting Sociologist… and for him, a runaway. ☀☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Award☀☀.

Reactionary Future has a bucket of ice-water to pour over Trumpism: Nothing to get excited about, which corresponds pretty closely to our editorial position here:

Unless Trump has a solid, extra governmental organisation, with its own security apparatus and ability to operate outside of the scope of the laws of the Republic, and it is actually organised and subject to his judgement and a clear and organised plan, all we will see is lots of screaming and noise, but nothing fundamentally done, because all the institutions are in place, the funding is still there and there is no potential for new institutions (which don’t even have a guiding purpose – what is Trumpism? it seems to be bland protectionism)

Michael Rothblatt has a better name for what we call free market capitalism: Neo-mercantilism. He also comments on The error of Paleolibertarianism.

Fritz Pendleton takes a look at The Poverty Playbook. Poverty has become such a lucrative business, it incentivizes the Left to create more of it… which it did.

Anya Taylor-Joy's major breakthrough role was Thomasin in The Witch (2015).

Anya Taylor-Joy’s major breakthrough role was Thomasin in The Witch (2015).

For those of you who have not yet figured out the trick, I will explain: the leftists have defined poverty as a percentage. This means that no matter how affluent a society becomes, no matter how much food the poor shovel in their mouths, no matter how many cars they have in their driveways, no matter how jammed packed their closets are with designer clothes — according to the left, these people are living in poverty. We have come a long way from chimney-sweeps and Chinese rice planters.

This is how we have arrived at the absurd situation where the US Census Bureau claims that 14% of America is living in poverty yet you would be hard pressed to find a poor person in America who doesn’t look like a blubbery land whale. We are some of the fattest people on the planet. You would be hard pressed to find a single mother who doesn’t have a TV in her home or a phone in her pocket. We are some of the most wired people on the planet. Analysts speak of American healthcare as being one of the most expensive in the world, and it is, if you are middle class. If you are poor, on the other hand, Medicaid ensures that healthcare is completely free. Compare the American so-called poverty to Haitian poverty and it is clear that there is no comparison.

Pendleton earns an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀ for his analysis here.

Finally, this week in CWNY: The Serpent Has Bared Its Fangs.


This Week in Jim Donald

Busy week for Jim this week. First, he has no certain knowledge of Trump’s secret plan to defeat Isis, but it shouldn’t be rocket surgery.

He has thoughts on the latest neoreactionary term of art: The Overton Bubble.

The left has weaponized self inflicted ignorance, symbolized by literally and physically turning their backs on their opponents. This weapon is apt to backfire. Not a good idea to show your opponent your back.

Jim reviews the principle of No enemies to the right.

Always criticize a fellow alt-rightist as a brother, not an enemy. If you criticize your brother, it is because you want to speak to him, and him to speak to you. If you criticize your brother, you must first be willing to learn where he is coming from, you must first want to learn where he is coming from.

This was not a paid advertisement for Duckduckgo, but maybe we should be paying them.

Finally a brief rundown thus far on the Hard core and softcore Trump appointments.


This Week in Social Matter


Ryan Landry drops his Big Think Piece™ this week: Working For Poor Governance. Front and center: San Francisco’s draconian paid family leave policies, which all but assure nobody at risk of becoming a parent will every be hired in San Francisco again. But it is only the tip of the iceberg broken off a glacial shelf of progressives doubling down on solutions made necessary by their previous solutions. “The poor governance of our cities and the ruling regime’s reliance on the violent underclass can never be addressed.”

Anthony DeMarco, E. Antony Gray, and I are joined by Ryan Landry, Alastair Hermann, and Jean-Luc Deaux in a fun-filled, and question-answering podcast: Descending The Tower 10: Post-Election Special. In which we gloated a bit, but not too much.

Filed under, I’m glad it’s just an audio podcast: Weimerica Weekly—Episode 48: Obama-Era Art.

Filed under Something Really Completely Different… Christopher Lensmann makes a smashing debut on SM with NRxWave Evolution 1: Orbital HALO Jump Over Caracas—an #NRx Mixtape of sorts, soundtrack to a plausible future story.

Apparently inspired by Lensmann’s wizardry, E. Antony Gray comes on Saturday to add some poetry to bones of the story: 2067 (Halo Jump Over Caracas).

Sometimes I just step back and shake my head in awe at the latent talent that sometimes pops up around here.


This Week in 28 Sherman

Over on the home blog, SoBL considers Romney and Trump—not so much what it says about Trump (who only stands to look marvelously magnanimous), but what it says about the GOP establishment… and none of it very complimentary.

Ripped from the headlines (or was that “Fake News”), Landry has A Pizzagate Movie Idea: “Grabbed”. Had me glued to the hypothetical screen. The purpose…

We want cliche action movies. We want good to triumph over evil. People have lost faith in civic institutions and the primacy of blood and family is the rising force for security and safety. There has to be a progression of sarcasticy gen-X or Millennial behavior that transforms into deadly serious parental investment and sentiment. You may say to people you’d die for them. You’d take a bullet for your buddies. Only your kids would make you kill at will. We need to meme a pizzagate revenge flick into existence. Ransom + Taken set in “Trump’s America” = Grabbed.

Here he has a helpful Note On Spencer + Hysterics. Spencer is not taking the tack that Hestia society might advise him to take. Arguably, he has made some unforced errors. (I’d contend that publication of the existence of a public NPI conference, prior to the fact, is an unforced error.) None of that makes Spencer the enemy. Eyes on the enemy folks. Avoid friendly fire.

This Week in WW1 pics, SoBL has a painting “Fight In The Trenches”


This Week in Kakistocracy

Porter has some advice for a Dutch girl captured in video: They ARE Acting Normal. Along the way, he lays out a very astute version of the real (i.e., the unwritten) social contract, which includes:

Women also have obligations to certain deportment within this arrangement, though few seem to recognize the fact. In exchange for men providing a secure, accommodating environment that offers them practically unlimited latitude, women are (or more accurately were) expected to limit sexual and marriage opportunities to those men competing within the in-group social compact who actually enforce the provisions of her liberty. Sex with out-group males was tacitly considered to be an egregious cheat of the system from which the cheater continued to benefit. The implied recrimination being: You want to lie with Africans, go do it in whatever society they can maintain. Thus miscegenation was once bitterly and rightfully scorned by Western men within short living memory.

The editors awarded this one an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.

In The Morning Ritual there’s more video, illustrating there are worse ways to undertake an invasion of southern Europe. One wonders whether Italians and Arabs are distinguishable to sub-Saharan Africans. Probably not.

Porter reflects upon the importance of linguistic higher ground in A name on the breath as an arrow in the wind. For example…

When media organs dryly report that a group of neo-nazis convened at the Ronald Reagan building in downtown D.C. on Saturday they are not actually attempting to convey the time and date of a meeting. They are instead screaming fear of and hate for their enemies into the absorbent subconscious of their readers. Language carries the actual message, not the sentence’s subject and predicate.

Or when Mike Pence is a bit too accomodating to a hectoring by uppity stage performers…

161119000804-hamilton-mike-pence-november-19-super-teaseDiverse America: Our opponents are hate-bigots deserving only of mockery, lectures, and derision.

Legacy America: Our opponents are “what freedom sounds like.” And boy do they put on a great show!

We should all understand how these linguistic contours funnel observers toward the left as surely as a gutter funnels rain off a roof. Watching these exchanges, people subconsciously internalize the meta hate/fear risk in aligning with the right. While no such risk premium is attached to the left. By the uncontested statements of both sides, the right is oppression while the left is freedom. Which do you think will exert the greater gravitational pull on millions who want only to occupy an emotional safe space? If I say you are evil as you say I’m a swell guy, don’t be surprised when your children are my acolytes.

Conservatives still have a ways to go here.

And chalk this one up to Yellow Privilege, Porter catches The Economist “flummoxed by a China that is entirely disinterested in following us into the toilet swirl”… Little Trouble in Big China.

Can you imagine being so superstitious to believe that a Chinese man doesn’t become non-Chinese outside China? And to imagine them as a coherent group regardless of where they reside? Who do these coolies think they are anyway, AIPAC? Listen closely, you stop being what you were once the landing gear hits the tarmac. Which is useful since members of sexual fringe groups therefore become heterosexual patriarchs upon relocating to a traditionalist society. Just as primitive African animists become enlightenment social democrats as they arrive here. It’s a scientifically validated phenomenon. Just don’t fly me into Homostan, por favor.

Pound the pulpit harder, Economist, weak point.


This Week in Evolutionist X

Evolutionist X, who has been going there lately, goes there again: What if Dems actually know they’re lying? Then what?

Next, a slightly irreverent rewrite: Noah’s Twitter Deluge. But all for a good cause:

[M]odernity is selecting for those who resist modernity

That may be the most #NRx thing I read all week.

Evolutionist X has Open Thread: Thanksgiving Version, replete with underappreciated links and smart stuff yanked up from the comboxes.

Here’s a bit of inside human haplogroup baseball.

Finally for Friday, a picture rich conclusion to Exploration Friday: Russian in the New World.


This Week at West Coast Reactionaries

Testis Gratis makes an appearance over at WCR with a thoughtful and thought-provoking medidation on the quite real, but fashionably forgotten, connections between Sin and Sickness.

Kaiter Enless has a curious passage on The Æsthetic of the Machine & Mechanical Introspection in Art.

James continues his series Alt-Right Viewed From the Right, Pt. II: Retrospective. For example:

Preternaturally pleasant Jenna Coleman

Preternaturally pleasant Jenna Coleman

[Alt-Right] works on a contingent principle and it borrows its tactics from the Left just as much as it bastardizes traditional thought. As I mentioned in my previous article, “bastard” is the correct term for just as a man may sire, in his promiscuity, a child from someone not his spouse, so does the Alt-Right promiscuously mix noble notions from Tradition and Masculinity with the tactics, puerility, and immaturity of the Left. The irony of the Alt-Right is that it is a mongrel and all of its shouts for racial purity or racial safety ignore the impregnation of its members with tactics, underclass attitudes, and revolutionary tendencies of its enemies. Its elites and leaders pander to the jokes of its underclass and it professes no leadership of awe at the helm, but one of merely intellectual gymnastics.

Harsh… but fair.


This Week Around The Orthosphere

Briggs’ book on Uncertainty suffers another devastatingly awesome review. And he’s over at The Stream picking apart the Scientists (who) Claim the Children of Gay Couples Turn Out Better.

Briggs’ profile as An Author qualified him for this interview: In Which I’m Interviewed About Trump’s Victory & Free Speech.

This was wonderful for Thanksgiving Day: Old Lodge Skins’ Prayer Of Thanksgiving. And here he offers some important corrections to Asimov’s Cult Of Ignorance. American ignorance is really nothing to write home about… until you force people to vote on something. The wisdom of crowds is a truly amazing phenomenon, until you realize all the places that the rule doesn’t apply.

Dalrock finds a glimmer of forthright honesty about A cold calculation in nuking your marriage:

Since there is by design no attempt in our system to determine if the man being punished actually deserves to be punished, the only conservative defense of this system is a claim that no sane woman would do this unless pushed to the limits by a truly bad man. Although the system is designed to provide a strong incentive for wives to eject husbands from the family, conservatives vehemently argue that following this route creates so much hardship for a wife that no formal protections against abusing the system are required.

He also puts together a wealth of data and analysis in The rational response to high divorce rates.

Pat Buchanan has thoughts on the Hamilton Cast’s shakedown attempt on Mike Pence and much more in
The Long War of the Trump Presidency

Also at Imaginative Conservative a blast from the not-too-distant past: Anthony Esolen’s 2012 classic The Sexual Revolution and Its Victims. At least one of them.

And this was quite good: How Liberals Abuse Language.

Bonald returns as his usual, fantastic formalist self: What’s wrong with being ruled by the New York Times? Everything that is wrong with it has nothing to do per se with being ruled by the New York Times. This is delicious:

times_buildingConservatism is metaphysical politics, in that it refuses to build a political order out of mere neutral procedure, independent of the truths about God, morality, and human flourishing. It is acceptable for us to say that rule by the NYT is unacceptable because the ideology taught by the NYT is false and immoral. Nevertheless, in the case of rule by the press, the reactionary’s objection is to the procedure itself. A clerical democracy, in which the episcopate took over the NYT, would have many of the same fundamental vices as the current system. I suspect, what’s more, that the episcopate itself would soon take on the same vices as the current NYT, that rule by control of popular opinion is less like a neutral technology and more like the Ring of Power, which soon remakes any who wield it according to its own malevolent essence.

A “clerical democracy” sounds just about like what we do have right now. Sans the pointy hats. And sans the formal power, which is the very crux of the issue:

One strong objection to rule by the press is that it means power without responsibility. The press does not officially rule, so it has no official responsibility for the outcomes of the policies it advocates. Unofficial rule is irresponsible by definition. Politicians have often been shamed for failed policies and lost wars, but when has a newspaperman ever lost status for having advocated a ruinous policy? Even in the days of absolute monarchy, the idea of a power behind the throne was always a menacing one. It could be assumed that the over-powerful minister or favorite mistress would pursue private interests rather than the common good. Why expect anything different, when such persons aren’t even supposed to be responsible for the common good? The consensus of mankind is for responsible government, even when accountability is only to God.

The Committee is happy to bestow on Bonald the rights & privileges of the ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Silver Circle Award☀.

Unorthodoxy unearths: We Don’t Need White People Running DNC. Sure. Keep shooting yourselves in your oh-so-very cafe olé foot. Also there: Turns out the Chinese Hate Western Cucks Too.

At The Orthosphere proper, J. M. Smith wonders Is the Orthosphere Alt-Right?

The Orthosphere is not Leftist because Leftism is inherently secular and egalitarian. We do not deny that there are genuine Christians who think that they are Leftists, but put these down as cases of unresolved cognitive dissonance. As the epigram on our masthead affirms, we believe that the order of things is hierarchical, that the apex of this hierarchy is transcendent, that denial of this transcendent apex must result in a collapse of the order of things into a tohu va bohu of comprehensive equality, and that such a collapse is a consummation richly not to be desired.

Obviously, this does not mean that we deny the fact of equality where equality in fact exists. What we deny is that equality can be made to exist, and that, if equality could be made to exist, its making would improve rather than degrade the world. We observe that the story of Creation that we receive from Genesis is fundamentally a story of creation by differentiation of the primordial indifference and equality of tohu va bohu into light and dark, Heaven and earth, land and water, man and woman, obedience and disobedience, innocence and Fall.


This Week in Arts & Letters

Chris Gale offers a rare peek at the poetry of C. S. Lewis: Against too many writers of science fiction. Make that peeks (plural): Against modernism, not the modern and rather tongue-in-cheek Evolutionary Hymn. And here is some John Donne to go with that: To your scattered bodies Go.

Over at City Journal, John Tierney has accounts from The Real War on Science. It will come as no surprise to our readers, but it’s nice to see it laid out so well:

The only successful war on science is the one waged by the Left.

Also there: Big Talk, Small Action: Washington claims to love vocational training, but its funding priorities suggest otherwise.. Vocational training is so… vulgar. And it keeps people safely away from indoctrination classes. But yeah, basically, the one thing in education that would actually be useful is the one thing we don’t do. Because dirty fingernails.

Also there, some good commentary on the craft beer revolution (and a book review): Land of the Free, Home of the Brews


This Week… Elsewhere

Lawrence Murray has a plan to Nationalize Twitter. Since I support all media being organs of the state, it’s difficult to oppose the idea—even if I support it for largely orthogonal reasons. Murray also has a plan for the Amerikaner Free State. It’s too much too soon, I think. More and more on that subject: Amerikaner Free State+ [Thicc Nationalism Edition].

Jenna Coleman, possibly a Platonic ideal for cute

Jenna Coleman, possibly a Platonic ideal for cute

TUJ reads the tea leaves regarding European Nationalism in the Age of Trump. He also has some kind words for Infrastructure’s Place in Hamiltonian Capitalism.

AMK has another aphorism. Women even conform to bragging about not conforming.

Lue-Yee has a pithy From Distributism to Better Things. I won’t it spoil it for ye. Michael Rothblatt minces even fewer words on the subject: Distributism as crypto-Communism.

More work on sovereignty theory from GA Blog: Sovereignty, Difference, Reciprocity, Nature, Value.

An Heartiste commentator has an excellent idea of what to do with NPR.

Quas Lacrimas takes the wayback machine to Gilded Age Ethnic Politics and can’t help but notice a mitre-clad elephant in the Democratic room. Also a pretty solid analysis of the Alt-Right’s post-election blues: Winning and its complications.

Peppermint sounds calm and rational with The Left is the Institutions.

Faith & Heritage has even more good news from Poland. And interesting that such a vehemently Calvinist site would give it the time of day.

Malcolm Pollack is reading Weaver’s Ideas Have Consequences On The Nature Of Things and finds tons of good stuff.

Lulach has a lesson in Invisible Hand Theorizing: Hoop Dreams.


Welp… that’s about all I had time for. Watch the friendly fire: Debate publicly, criticize privately. Keep on reactin’! Til next week, NBS… Over and out!!

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  1. Michael Rothblatt November 30, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Thanks Nick!

  2. Alfred Woenselaer November 30, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Good to see Heartiste getting some love and equally good to see him returning some of that love on twitter.

    Been listening to Ryan Adams and as my gf pointed out – better than the original!

    Thanks for the linkage.

    1. You mean Ryan Adams’ Taylor Swift covers? Oh yeah, they good.

      1. Alfred Woenselaer November 30, 2016 at 3:57 pm

        Yes that’s what I meant.

  3. Thanks Nick. “Superb”, and ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀

    Blushing gratefully.

    1. Oh ferheavnsakes, cut it out. 😉

  4. I have been singing the Dissenting Sociologist’s praises for awhile now, thus, I am not surprised that he brings home the BOTW award here. He is a talent.

    1. We need to be thinking of Best of the Year, and I’m pretty sure that DS has at least 2 in the running for that.

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