Raymond Brannen is over at The Future Primaeval with a very fine essay: You May Not Be Interested In Politics, But Politics Is Interested In You.
Ignoring politics doesn’t make it go away.
When good men attempt to opt-out of politics, they do not actually avoid politics. They are still in a polity, a polity run by bad men. Now they are subjected to the bad politics of bad men. In our case, these are people like politicians, journalists, bankers, bureaucrats, professors, and social engineers at the big foundations.
This was an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.
Fritz Pendleton pens a timely comparison and contrast piece on Reaction and the Alt-Right. The points of contrast are the most interesting, and also the hardest to navigate, not least because the boundaries between the two groups are quite hazy.
This Week in Thermidor Mag… P. T. Carlo has Notes From The Gulag State, and he looks at the dire straits in which the European left finds itself Meanwhile In France. He also is joined by Mark Citadel on the podcast: Accelerate! Nathan Duffy has a big and thoughtful essay on the Makers Of Peace, real and imagined.
Let’s see… what else was going on?
Dark Reformation concludes Muslims Need Monarchy. Well everyone does, but Jordan (the country, not the Canadian university professor) has benefited enormously from having a real government. And this: big plans, or at least big words, from the Organized Left against Trump: Democracy is Civil War. Which comes as no suprise to readers of Social Matter, but the reminder is salutary. More on that below from Arthur Gordian. Also from the Darkly Reformed one: a WaPo editorial on America’s ostensibly free and fair elections inspire a measured, Moldbug-infused rant about No Evidence.
Also there: The Path to the Dark Reformation Part A: Democracy, Power and the Modern Crisis. It’s huge. Could use wikification.
Finally, Dark Reformation kicks off a promising series: How Trump Won. Part 1: Patterns, Persuasion and the Path to Presidency. I trust the alliteration was not accidental. Part 2 is Democracy is Dead.
Shylock Holmes discusses The Birth Control Basilisk—a phrase that’s been needing coinage for a long time.
A strong desire to have sex ensures children are produced with fairly high regularity, because birth control is either non-existent or unreliable. A strong desire to care for children once they arrive ensures they live to adulthood if resources allow. #2 served mostly as a general background reinforcement. This is the environment we all lived in from 10 million BC until the 1950’s or so.
The whole idea of it being a contentious question whether you chose to have kids or not is, as far as I can tell, a shockingly recent question. If the only way you could so choose would be to either a) not get laid, or b) rely on methods that require practice, discipline in the heat of coital moment, forward planning and/or health risks, the discussion would be largely moot.
It is not so much the existence of birth control, perhaps, as the social acceptability of it. Ideology constrains moderns to not be embarrassed to enjoy the accidents of coitus whilst refusing the essence of it. Holmes snags an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀ for his work here.
Our old friend Magus Janus had a sitdown Conversation with a Scientist, and the scientist was Greg Cochran, and Greg Cochran is interested (and interesting) in just about everything, and he wrote most of it down. Speaking of Cochran, this was unutterably weird.
Spandrell reports on the “debate” between Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson. It didn’t go too well for Peterson. Harris is smarter, but that doesn’t mean he’s right.
Seeing Sam Harris come up with a very good thought experiment every 5 minutes is something to behold. He’s really good at it. But all in all I found the whole conversation pretty infuriating. The two professors speaking of morality this, morality that, how we need to make science subordinate to morality, either through cold unbiased logic, or through wholesale reform of our definition of reality. I’m starting to hate the very sounds of the word “moral”. I mean, please. Science is already subordinate to morality. To morality as it actually exists in the world: to politics. Try to make science against the establishment. Try to deny global warming, or HNU. Heck, Jordan Peterson himself is getting tarred and feathered and risking life and limb for fighting those who would subordinate science to social justice.
Spandrell continues with select vids from Peterson’s “Maps of Meaning” lecture series. Peterson is a prophet of the Dark Enlightenment… just not dark enough… not yet. There’s yet more on Peterson here: What is True?
A second major position paper from EuryaΛe’s Thymos Book Club: Air Superiority. He contends for analytical, mindset, and metaphysical superiority of particularist movements over the graying powers of Europe. It’s an inspiring read.
Titus Q. Cincinnatus discusses knockout game for white people: Punching Nazis, and why it’s a terrible idea… even on antifa’s own terms.
And just before the TWiR “This Week (is over)” bell, Cincinnatus slides in with Some Thoughts on Immigration, Segregation, and Gentrification. He sees de-segregation and gentrification as two sides of the same coin. The problem is ultimately one of brain drain. All the Ghanaians I know are IWSBs with PhDs working in tech state-side. Good for them… but not so good for Ghana.
The advent of legal segregation in the 1960s, ironically, was the worst thing to happen to blacks in the USA. Prior to desegregation, blacks enjoyed enclaves which often saw a good deal of prosperity and creative genius. There were culturally rich black communities in places as diverse as Harlem, Tulsa, Detroit, and Compton. These enclaves existed, however, because segregation acted like an internal restriction on immigration. Though on average a low-IQ population, blacks have their talented tenth who were kept by circumstances to within their own communities, where they arose as civic leaders and entrepreneurs who set good examples for their people and strengthened their communities. After desegregation, a social “open border” was created, and black America’s talented tenth left their communities and entered the larger world of mainstream white society. As a result, the “leadership” in black communities fell to low-IQ charlatans like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and their imitators in cities all across the land. At the same time, many black neighbourhoods collapsed into crime- and drug-riddled hellholes.
Red-pill your conservative friends with this ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.
By way of Isegoria… A study from socialist Poland concludes Allocating dwellings, schools, and health facilities without regard to social class had no effect; “preppers” include many of the super-rich; and Asheville, NC is starting to sound like NJ (wrt to bears) The Social Carrying Capacity for Hipsters and Bears.
Those Who Can See runs the numbers on The Diversity Tax. As always, extremely high quality facts and high quality rhetoric there. (HT: Heartiste.) This was a belated ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.
Neocolonial looks at a way of Ending the Holiness Spiral. Perhaps the way.
ADDED: And don’t miss Needs Must which makes a startling contention, which I don’t want to spoil.
Adam at GA Blog gets to the very root of formalism in The Ministry of True Naming. A very fine essay. A taste:
It is the very paradox of effective power relying upon not being recognized as such that is made evident by “formalism” as a thought experiment. All forms of power under liberalism depend upon the musical chairs game of power—no one ever really does anything on their own authority. Even elected officials claim to act only in the name of the people, or defense of the constitution, or the rule of law. If any of these institutions were compelled to act in the name of the power they actually command they could no longer do much of what they do. This is because they all act in the name of undermining the power putatively unjustly exercised by others—each one purports to defend the people, the constitution, the law, the truth, etc., against some presumably illegitimate power. The media keeps an eye on the politicians and corporations, the government keeps an eye on the corporations and “usurpers” within other institutions, the schools teach you to be suspicious of everyone except for those telling you to be suspicious, the corporations liberate you from your confinements. None of them can be held accountable, except in the most indirect ways, with the seeming exception of the politicians—but even they have figured out a way of evading accountability by rotating out of official power into unofficial power as lobbyists and corporate executives.
The Committee were pleased to give Adam an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀ for his efforts here.
Also there, some very weighty thoughts on Language, the Deepest and Most Reliable Tradition.
Doug Smythe takes a lift from William Scott’s fine post here to compose Some Desultory Remarks on the Concept of “Universal Person”. Now what Smythe considers “desultory” would be a magnum opus to many. Let us say it is… perhaps… Moldbuggian in character. Not any accident I might add. “Universal Man” is shown to be literally οὔτις… nobody. Try as he might, he cannot exist. Oὔτις lives in οὐ τόπος.
The concept of “Universal Person”, then, seems to pick out something really fundamental to the mentality and practice of power in late-modern society, and unites a seemingly-disparate mess of facts in a parsimonious and very convenient way. “Universal Person” may, in fact, prove to be the most useful and important category of political analysis and critique since Moldbug’s “Cathedral”, which it complements, and may one day have as much widespread currency. In the interest of assisting in the development and promotion this brand-new concept, in what follows, I will take a stab at riffing on it on a bit….. I will examine this phenomenon against the back-lights of (secularized) religion and above all, power.
Which he does. “Universal man” spends a long time on the psychoanalyst’s couch. I’m not gonna be able to excerpt this article with any justice. You’ll just hafta RTWT! In very close balloting, Smythe edges out two very strong competitors to snag another ☀☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Award☀☀.
Mark Citadel has a video up Julius Evola—The Decline of Heroism, which dovetails quite nicely with his Social Matter article, mentioned below.
Late in the week from Mark, coverage and commentary on the burgeoning Entropic Hysteria.
Nick Land sends a postcard from Tokyo.
The preternaturally Canadian Bill Marchant announced the release of his book: Northern Reaction: The Book. Go buy it. Send him a few satoshis.
Mai La Dreapta has Menciian reflections on Speaking the name. Perhaps prophets of the much feared permanent Republican majority and those of permanent Democratic majority could both be right. Accidentally.
Finally, This Week in Cambria Will Not Yield… the thing Worse than War.
Trump’s victory was made possible by a coalition of moderate liberals, neo-pagans, and intellectual Christians? But his victory will be a defeat if it is not used as a stepping stone to Christian Europe, which is the only ground upon which the European people can take their stand. Right now Trump and his supporters are standing on the shifting sand of liberalism, which will always leave the Europeans in desperate straits.
This Week in Jim Donald
Really busy week over at Jim’s. He looks at Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Illegal arrivals that is. He sketches out a case for toleration for:
… giving illegals who have been in the US a long time citizenship is reasonable – if it was accompanied by measures to stop new illegals from arriving and deport recently arrived illegals. Which it never is. Wall and deportation has to come before amnesty.
Next coverage of The bitter bitch march, with a special focus on the once hot (but now not… also certifiably insane) Ashley Judd.
Jim looks into the details of Trump’s healthcare plan. Which is weird considering he’s in Australia. That’s what they mean by “All politics is local”. If it’s American politics, it’s local to you wherever you are. Thanks, Anglophone Media!
One of the signal problems of the restoration is The urban gene shredder. Jim has many promising solutions, all deliciously transgressive to Englightement “Values”.
Finally, he considers The psychological benefits of protectionism—a strangely understudied area of inquiry, especially insofar as modern (i.e., Keynesian) economics is based almost entirely upon investor and consumer psychology.
Local regulation is corrupt in that you have a beer with a friend, who has a beer with his friend, who arranges that the regulation will be overlooked for you. Or one of your employees seduces the bureaucrat. Distant regulation, international regulation, is corrupt in that you hire a team of Harvard lawyers and team of lobbyists, who occupy several towers in Washington and New York City and get to write the regulations that bugger your competitors more severely than they bugger you. Thus distant regulation, the Transpacific Partnership, inevitably favors giant corporations in major cities, and crushes small businesses in small towns—favors the people who voted against Trump, and crushes the people who voted for Trump. When Trump dumped the Transpacific Partnership, he took a boot off the throats of the people who voted for him.
A very fine piece and an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.
This Week in Social Matter
Ryan Landry wonders Can The Left Keep Its Unstable Coalition Together To Mount A Populist Resistance? He provides an interesting analysis on the history of “Occupy” along the way. Political signaling of any kind in a liberal state cannot be understood apart from HLvM.
Occupy received plenty of media and political support when it was useful. This meant overlooking the violence (some sexual) at encampments. This also meant overlooking the scope creep that happened as it went from being about the failure to address Wall Street’s crimes in the crisis to standard issue Marxist societal overthrow. The Daily Show was the signal to viewers at home that these protesters were simply no longer useful and also actual fools (as the right wing had been pointing out), and that it was permissible to support the Democrat mayors that would beat them down and remove them.
It worked. It served an even bigger purpose, which was to dampen down populist frustration with Obama, as some people honestly considered him a guy who would go after the TBTF banks and help the little man on Main Street. The Left did not want a primary challenge to Obama. It would have mortally wounded him.
So Occupy Wall Street was a thing for a while and then it wasn’t. The “low” were supposed to attack the “middle”, but they presented a danger to “high”. The Dems remain in disarray after Trump’s election…
There is no one stating the racial animosity should be pulled back. The Left is doubling and tripling down on their anti-white slogans. They are positioning Rep. Keith Ellison as the next Democratic National Committee chair. They want minorities fired up to go after Trump, who has become an avatar for all that is white.
The definition of insanity? Maybe. But don’t count our cultural overlords out just yet.
Michael Perilloux whips up A Crash Course In Reactionary Geopolitics. He makes the compelling case that divestiture of the empire is not something to be desired… even by The Restoration. America is currently global hegemon, and Perilloux argues that it’s in everyone’s best interests if it stays that way. In fact, he sees The Restoration as the only method to maintain that hegemony; otherwise America is on an interminable slide into irrelevance. Red versus Blue (divided empire) is a symptom:
Much of the conflict that goes on in the world can be seen as proxy wars between the Red and Blue empires. One hand doesn’t know what the other is doing, and when it does, it doesn’t like it. For example, Blue Empire covertly supports ISIS, besides its usual “moderate rebel” antics, for the group’s role in destabilizing the Middle East and keeping down anything that might be Russia-aligned or independent. Meanwhile, Red Empire opposes Islamic terrorism and occasionally slips intelligence reports to allies it knows will leak them to the Russians, so that the Russians can more effectively oppose the terrorists. The Iraq occupation had the Red Empire military operation hobbled at every step by Blue Empire lawyers and NGOs. Trump ran on a new Red Empire-friendly platform and was hence supported by it where possible, while Blue Empire institutions threw all their resources against him.
Blue Empire is fanatically opposed to Russia. Red Empire just wants peace and good relations with a mostly contained Russia. In the Cold War, when Russia represented communism and was much more internationally aggressive, the polarities were different.
This division and internal conflict, which goes quite deep and quite far back, keeps America and the West much weaker than we ought to be, and is in our estimation very closely related to the primary causes of our general social problems.
For advancing neoreactionary thought in this unexpected direction, Perilloux earns the ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Silver Circle Award☀.
Chris Lennsmann is back with a sequel to his Soundtrack of the Restoration: NRxWave Evolution II: Mining Expedition To 433 Eros—with some guest appearances from NRx heroes.
Yet more and it was still only Monday… Mark Citadel makes a welcome return to SM with an essay on Understanding The Warrior Archetype. Along the way Citadel introduces us to the thought of Guido de Giorgio. The parallels between warrior caste and the priestly was new, at least to me; and compelling as well. But Giorgio warns against both the separation, as well the blurring of lines, between them.
[O]f greater significance is the pollution of castes, which brings the democratic levelled masses, every man, woman, and child, to the point of savage desperation. His critique is all the more understandable when one reflects that it was written during the time of total war’s emergence. Remember that due to our security, we have not experienced total war since this time, but the victims of predatory and convoluted ‘humanitarianism’ have. What’s worse, many of these wars are deliberately indecisive, making them even more horrific.
One wonders how many degradations of modernity might be traced to failures on both fronts: both promoting other-worldly religious expression that won’t have anything to do with warfare, and by democratizing the priesthood, making every man (including the warrior) a de facto priest. Citadel skates to an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀ with this one.
On Tuesday, Landry’s Weimerica Weekly says good-bye (and good riddance) to The Obama Era.
Arthur Gordian’s A Justification For War In The Political Realm is a continuing introduction to the thought of Carl Schmitt in The Concept of the Political, and a superb piece. It begins with his chance meeting, via marginal notes, of a person who had violently protested Schmitt’s axiom that war has existential meaning only. (Violent enough to mark up an old book at any rate.)
I don’t know if the person who wrote in my book was a liberal or conservative. It is a sign of the times that the language being used is so prevalent in Western politics that their author’s ideology is not exposed through his objection to Schmitt. In this case, however, the opacity of the scrawler’s political preference is exactly the point; whether it was a Cruz supporter or Bernie boy, it reflects a failure of understanding on the part of the modern American ideologue.
Schmitt’s major argument here is not that modern ethics of war and conflict are hypocritical; the apparent hypocrisy is, at best, beside the point. The point Schmitt is making is that in the heat of conflict rationalizations are irrelevant. Reality exists under its own power and logic, regardless of our attempt to make it conform to an ethical system. Schmitt rejects Von Clausewitz’s claim that war is politics by other means, but I believe he rejects it because he asserts the inverse in his understanding of politics: politics is war by other means. By making the political the fundamental distinction of friend and enemy, in which there must be the potential of armed conflict between the collective one and the collective other, he makes war fundamental to human nature and social organization.
Look, I’m tempted to quote the whole thing. Just go take a look. And since it met the editorial standards of SM, it isn’t even that long. (The TWiR you are reading has a pass on length that’s yet to be rescinded.) The point bears repeating:
In this conflict, one must be willing to crush the enemy, to in short, ruin the lives of anyone who stands on the side of the Enemy. They will do whatever they can to annihilate you. Their very existence is a threat to yours. They must be destroyed. There can be no pangs of conscience or mercy for the Enemy.
That’s not to say POWs don’t merit humane treatment, of course. Gordian takes home an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Silver Circle Award☀ for his excellent work.
And those shitlordy history podcast guys are back exploding another Myth of the 20th Century: Origins And Breakup Of Yugoslavia.
Finally, Saturday Prose & Poetry is back. Poetry this week, Lawrence Glarus pens Memento Mori.
This Week in 28 Sherman
Over on the home blog, Landry considers Dissident Decentralization and why that’s gone so surprisingly well. One thing is truth: It’s on the side of the Dissident Right. Another is how the limp-wristed right has been driven off the memetic map:
This is thanks to the anti-cuck stuff of 2015 and then 2016. The importance of this and its effect on the election, is it rebranded GOP enough for the Midwest Big 10 states to flip hard for Trump. Whereas past elections, the Big10 areas might be turned off by the W era GOP pitch, suddenly, putting the evangelical themes to the backburner brought out these old Reagan Democrats. Evangelicals were going to come out anyway. Maybe some voted Johnson but they did so in deep red states to signal to the giant mass of red voters there that they did not approve of Trump.
Can we all also admit that what is going on in the American elite is not just nationalism vs globalism but an intra-elite fight? Interesting possibilities open up. That is way above our paygrade, but we can signal our openness to ideas outside the overton window for different solutions. Do that. Let elites know they have support if they dip a toe in a different pond. Even they want to be liked, and know that others with sober, interesting takes support their risk taking.
He has a ringing endorsement for a new darkly enlightened site: Thermidor Magazine. (One with which I heartily agree.) Landry also goes into a little bit of the behind the scenes history of the site and its goals.
This Week in WW1 Pics it’s an Anti-tank Cupola. Which apparently worked pretty well.
Landry was also on Rebel Yell Podcast. Not for the first time IIRC. Or maybe that was The Fatherland.
We close out the week at 28 Sherman with plug for WeSearchr, an Über for journalism, and how it lost its privileges on The Twitter, the CB radio of the internet.
This Week in Kakistocracy
Porter considers bully pulpit leftists’ late endorsement of punching so-called “nazis”: Literal Obliviousness. It is more eloquent than his usual eloquent. He lets La Wik recount the Red Terror.
Soviet liberals were hardly content to commit only one forgotten eradication. So 14 years later they intentionally starved to death millions of Ukrainians. The story of whom could never quite find space in the Hollywood release calendar between Iron Man installments.
And that certainly wasn’t all. Historian Robert Conquest believed in total Stalin may have stuffed his stat sheet with up to 30 million souls in a quixotic, but ultimately futile, quest for Western infamy. Alas, he chose his victims poorly. So poorly in fact that he killed people by the bushels who don’t even have American advocacy organizations. Which, as far as education and media organs are concerned, may as well have been killing no one at all. As a result, he’s no more than a fading historical footnote whose name rarely attracts an accusation of being literally Stalin.
Literally Mao, literally Pol Pot, literal Dessalines also equally do not exist.
The left is going down a sure path to mutual misery in implying a man’s legal protections cease once a gaggle of yard-sale fanatics sees a mustache in the clouds. Never comprehending what faces others recognize in them. But at least there is one country that will never forget the Red Terror. Unfortunately, that country is Ethiopia.
Porter takes home a well-deserved ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.
Next up, a bit of advice: Never Look a Gay Mexican in the Mouth…. or how not to negotiate with Donald Trump.
Porter examines the modern sexual marketplace, inter alia, in A Smoke Raised with the Fume of Sighs. Very perceptive.
As for young men, there is an intense thrill in exploring the charms of multiple available women. More intense than most men would risk missing if given the choice. It is the thrill of an adult amusement park. But what makes amusement parks so thrilling is the temporary nature of their attractions. If you actually had to live in one permanently, every day would be an endeavor to escape.
Finally at The Kakistocracy, an update on how swimmingly well Trump’s first 7 days were going: The Pen of Mjölnir. “Let us hope these bans are as fleeting as Nixon’s temporary move from the gold standard,” Porter winked.
This Week in Evolutionist X
Evolutionist X kicks off the week with ruminations on Rumor, Outrage, and “Fake News”. She is disappointed that any Information Society—which was a catch-phrase back in the 90s—is equally a Disinformation Society… if not moreso. (Perhaps that’s why the catch phrase didn’t last.) Most of what we believe, even what we claim to know certainly, rests on authority—vis-à-vis pure logic and personal experience. What we need is an Authority Age.
Genetics takes a back seat again, with “The Government is Us”: Brahmin Tic and the Civil War. Of course genetics is never entirely out of the car.
The side that thinks it imperative that we listen to their ideas for how government should end the poverty of black communities doesn’t understand why the white communities whose ancestors were invaded and killed by that same government, who are actually the biggest community of poor people in the US, disagree with them on the matter.
This might just be coincidence. I’m certain there are other factors involved (including genetics.) But it might also be an important thing to keep in mind when trying to convince others of the importance of using the government to enforce social change.
I can't imagine counting the number of times I've heard someone say "we should.." when what they really mean is "the government should.."
— Moldbuggery (@moldbuggery) January 28, 2017
Evolutionist X recounts the story of friend non-Jewish Juliet in On the Measures of Meaning. If you had the agency to breed mixed-race warriors to fight back, my dear girl, you wouldn’t be in quite the predicament you’re in in the first place.
Wednesday’s Open Thread is on Antifas?… and the bone-crushing ignorance of the average journalist… among other things. My preferred term is “Comintern”. Need to bring that one back!
This week’s installment of Cathedral Roundup™ pits Audre Lorde vs. Shakespeare in a poetry throwdown. Lorde was recently chosen by the hyper-virtuous students of Penn to replace The Bard in portraiture. Because it was Thee Current Year, I suppose. I hate to steal her thunder, but Evolutionist X’s parting remarks on black, feminist, lesbian, mother, whatever poet Audre Lorde are hilarious:
Honey, you’re not invisible because you’re a black lesbian feminist; you’re invisible because you chose a profession that most people don’t care about and then managed to suck at it.
This Week in Quas Lacrimas
Over at Quas Lacrimas, Quincy T. Latham has a Minor Note: Legislative Strategy for “Obergefell”. Kind of a thinking aloud. On the internet.
This appeared to be a minor note as well: Snowflakes Redux, but it’s huge. And packed to the brim with socio-political observations. Highly recommended.
He develops a segue into a bona fide Parergon: The Heuristics of Suspicion. Had to look up “parergon” meself… Neoreaction: Bringing back words from the brink of extinction, one essay at a time!
This Week in West Coast Reactionaries
Over at WCR, Alexander relates an autobiographical account: A Genderqueer-Vegan Dinner Party: Logos & Will. He attends… so you don’t have to.
And Adam Wallace is back with another installment in his Primer: Pt. 16: Liber.
And James gives full throat to the woes of traditional Catholics in Francis the Fool: Contemplating the Sign of the Two Popes.
This Week Around The Orthosphere
Filed under Intersectionality Gone Amok (Again…), Mark Richardson has the story: Women marchers “fight patriarchy” by supporting Islam? More on that here.
Also from Oz Conservative, Mark asks What is allowed in a liberal system? He answers with a big assist from Jim Kalb: Nothing, of any true importance at any rate.
At The Orthosphere proper, Thomas Bertonneau has a massive review of Dario Fernández-Morera’s Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Spain. And another one, far more recent, Guillaume Faye’s Understanding Islam.
Also there J. M. Smith waxes troglodytic upon some inspiration from Isegoria: Repudiate the False, I Say! Sure, being freed from social expectations may be salutary from time to time; but that includes being freed from the expectation that you’ll necessarily violate them. He also notes, ironically, that The Cure for Fascism is Almost Always More Fascism.
Matt Briggs reports on The Vatican’s Biological Extinction Conference>. It’s silly, of course, but at least Briggs makes it entertaining. Next up—filed under All Magic is Indistinguishable from Sufficiently Advanced Technology—he remarks On The Demon Possessed Doll & Little Girl.
And Briggs is over in The Stream with Scientists, Women, the Press Think Trump is Coming for Them. To which, the proper response is: “Oh… If ONLY!” He also has ruminations On That Lone Parishioner At The Portland Episcopal Church. And some astute commentary on Big Data, Big Predictions—Big Deal! Not as big a deal as everyone was expecting. Briggs explains why.
This Week in Arts & Letters
Harper McAlpine Black pulls back the curtain on the poetry of L. E. Sissman (one of Moldbug’s faves) in Sissman and Sworder: Death, An Introduction. Then he switches artforms for The NRx Hillbilly—Restoring A Traditional Music. Which was largely inspired by a post on the r/nrxn subreddit. Glad to see people are reading. And listening.
Pat Buchanan has much praise for Trump’s Inauguration Speech.
Also at Imaginative Conservative, this was pretty cool.
This Week… Elsewhere
Afro Fogey digs up a choice (and supremely precient) quote from Gil Scott Heron—of “the Revolution will not be televised” fame: White Knight Liberal Allies? I don’t wanna spoil it, but it’s everything you need to know about the so-called left so-called “coalition”.
Also from AMK, imagining Civilization, sans Traffic.
TUJ predicts Trump’s Reality Distortion Field will be Stronger with Trump as President than Candidate. Another prediction: There Will Be No Deep State Coup Against Trump Because the Deep State is (R).
Speaking of punching Nazi’s, Unorthodoxy sees it as way for the Left to drive itself insane. So far, it’s working.
Roman Dmowski has reflections on The CIA, the Deep State, and Respect under Trump. It is the editorial position of Social Matter that the CIA has been a net force for evil in the world since its inception and hopes the new president removes its remaining teeth as slowly as possible without novocaine.
Lawrence Murray has a heart-to-heart talk with White Nationalists in Castizo America: The Synthesis of Civic Nationalism and Liberalism. He finds some hope in a future White Nationalist—realistically White Supremacist—deep state, residing underneath more of a cream-colored Castizo American population.
Secession is really not on the immediate horizon but an off-white majority, President Trump, and better technology are. That is now the starting premise for all practical nationalist thought (though LARPing will always persist). If civic nationalists help start to raise the wreck of America, White nationalists may find themselves in a position to refit her, to the mutual benefit of most Americans really.
Hapsburg Restorationist contends for empire that is Catholic, Western, and Supranational.
Lorette the Prole explains How I Became Pro-Life, Forswore All Birth Control, and Met My Husband. Not a pretty story, but a happy ending so far.
Filed under Search for African Einsteins (Wipe That Smirk Off Yer Face, Racist), Greg Cochran has the tale of Turok of the North. Turok can afford to be crazy. As can Bill Gates and Warren Buffet in spades, I guess.
PA’s anecdote on Bullying corresponds with every other anecdote I’ve come across including my own. I think the anecdata should by now be quite convincing, if anybody gave a shit about boys anymore.
Elfnonationalist has an Indictment: Carthago Delenda Est. He sees various pathologies of the Third Estate as the primary problem. I don’t disagree, but I think it’s not something that inheres to the Third Estate so much as a problem that inheres to destroying the other two, thus creating status vacuums inevitably filled by people ill-suited to them.
Xavier Marquez dicusses Big Lies: Mythical Lies, Strategic Lies, and Loyalty Lies.
Giovanni Alighieri explains How NOT to Red Pill Someone.
That’s all for now. May the Trumpenreich last for 800 or maybe 1200 years. Keep on reactin’! Til next week, NBS… Over and out!!