This Week In Reaction (2017/09/10)

Things were remarkably quiet this week around the sphere. But it was back-to-school time here in the States. Or maybe The Reactosphere® has been collectively shadowbanned. I’ve spent some time listening to Nick Fuentes over on The YouTube. He’s remarkably skilled, certainly. Haven’t been able to determine whether he’s actually on-board with The Procedure yet.

Above the fold, VDH considers Two Resistances, i.e., to Trump: Mutt and Jeff. And he gets tantalizingly close to mentioning “moral autoimmune disease” here: Virtual Virtue. It’s never been easier to appear moral… and never more dangerous to others… and one’s own soul.

Let’s see… what else was going on?


This Week in Jim Donald

This Week in Social Matter

This Week in Kakistocracy

This Week in Evolutionist X

This Week in Thermidor

This Week around The Orthosphere

This Week in Arts & Letters

This Week in the Outer Left

This Week Elsewhere

Spandrell has some glowing admiration for Kim Jong-Un in regards to Nuclear Proliferation. Also there, filed under Oh If Only… “China wants women barefoot and pregnant”. And another deep dive into the East Asian mindset(s) in Fighting the bad fight—and bad Chinese PR. Speaking of China, she’s flexing her muscles on (unofficial) official religion.

Alfred Woenselaer provides a edifying reminder: Horseshoe theory is bunkum.

The left is defection, the right is cooperation. The left is chaos, the right is order. A leftist lies, a rightist talks truth. It is as simple as this. Stretch out the horsehoe, make it into a ruler, and already you have a much better illustration of reality.

Truth. And Alf was really inspired in discussing Breaking away from demons.

Jim provides us with the clearest answers. Emancipation is evil, like unleashing Chucky is evil. Mass immigration is evil, like opening the gates for your enemies is evil. Warmism is evil, like a demon insisting on Sense of Traffic is evil.

It’s about Jim, but also much more. The Committee gave this one an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.

This Week in Generative Anthropology, Adam dives deeper than usual—and his usual is deep—with The Generativity of Deferral—or why “being willing to hit first” is not necessarily an insuperable (long-term) advantage. This too was a ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.

Our dear friend Sarah Perry is up over at Ribbon Farm with The World As If: “an account of how magical thinking made us modern”. Well, like I always say, “All magic is indistinguishable from sufficiently advanced technology.” And it’s not so much the rubes who are falling for “magical thinking”.

downloadLogic is related to magic, in that both involve the mental representation of “as if” alternate worlds. The logical world of syllogism and abstraction, useful at it is, corresponds to nothing in the immediately perceptible world. Accessing the power of the world of logic, math, and theory means getting unreal. Discerning patterns is an essential component of human intelligence, but it can get out of hand (like a sorcerer’s apprentice might discover about a spell).

It’s hard to say how things used to be. It’s hard to remember what things were like ten years ago. But there is some evidence that there used to be less “as if” thinking in earlier modes of cognitive and social organization. Magical thinking is not some embarrassing remnant of primitive life that pops up now and again; it is an ancient capacity long kept in check through cultural and technological means, and now running wild.

Technology is magic… even to most who are well aware it’s just technology.

We moderns have less understanding than our ancestors, not more, of how our technology works and where our food, clothing, tools, and dwellings come from. The more complex a technological package, the more a phenomenalistic stance toward technology is valuable. Insisting on understanding each implementation detail of our world would drastically inhibit our ability to live in it. We must take more and more things for granted—”as if” they were only their functionality—risking abstraction leaks, but reaping rewards in the successful domestication of unrealities. Using a map is “as if” mode. So is reading.

The map is not the territory. But it’s increasingly difficult to tell the difference. And Sarah snags an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Silver Circle Award☀ for her (typically) excellent efforts here.

By way of Isegoria this week… Signs and Wonders meet the Information Age in the advice for Irma-shelterers to pack a portable charger. Some insights into homeschooling from the Family Caplan. Stewart Copeland proves a great conversationalist in a recent Tim Ferriss podcast. A tribute to the late Jerry Pournelle. Stanford researchers have developed a solar parasol, for radiative cooling. More memories of Pournelle from Borepatch. And finally, the news that weight-training is risky, though not in any predictable way.

Over at Jacobite, Felix Miller suggests The Right Needs Joy. By joy Miller does not merely mean people laughing—the Right has plenty of that.

1504646217859When not mocking, many give way to the temptation of defeatism, resentment, and self-congratulation. One of the clearest examples of this habit is the use of the “red pill” metaphor. While it has some communicative merit in expressing how fundamental many of the disagreements between progressives and traditionalists are, it is a troubling metaphor. It encourages a gnostic view of truth and happiness, in which only those who have seen through the fog of progressive brainwashing can recognize any meaningful truths.

Of course, the “red pill” is hardly gnostic if indeed progressives have cast a fog of brainwashing. Miller appreciates the value of deconstructing the Left, he insists we should also work constructively and not only on grand projects.

This may seem abstruse, but in fact it is one of the most practical realizations a young traditionalist can make. Simply change your habits to help bring friends and family into rituals and ways of life that affirm reality. Host a formal dinner! Go to an art museum! Have a picnic in which you read classic poetry aloud! This is how we can create a sustainable traditionalism in the West.

Picnics, of course, won’t overthrow the Cathedral, but that’s not the point. Rather, the point is to appreciate shared moments of happiness however small they may be.

Also at Jacobite, Patrick T. Brown takes to task critics of the “Success Sequence”.

In progressive anti-poverty circles, you tend to hear this kind of claim a lot ñ ìWhat do you get when one poor person marries another poor person? Two people in poverty.

This is obtuse. There are inherent economic benefits and efficiencies that come from joining two households together under the auspices of the law and the church. The marginal cost of a second renter is far less than the cost of two individuals renting separately. Food can be bought cheaper in bulk, savings consolidated, and study after study has shown that marriage boosts wages for men by making them work harder and take on more responsibility.

Finally, this week in CWNYIn the Beginning.


This Week in Jim Donald

First up from Jim this week was an in-depth examination of Jewish overrepresentation among badly behaved elites. As with any statement by Jim on the JQ, it should be considered very carefully regardless of where you fall on the issue. It is difficult to extract out any choice quotations here, so RTWT, and think about it, really think about it. But if there is a central thesis, it is this one:

woweyes2[T]he problem is not Jewish participation in subversion, it is that subversion is profitable, respected, and rewarded. Make it unprofitable, despised, and dangerous, and there will not be a Jew in sight.

Civilization is the art of people living together in large numbers: The basic problems of civilization are shutting down violence, ensuring that men and women agree to stick together for richer or poorer, or better or worse, and are forced to stick by that agreement, and securing property rights. Leftism is an attack on all of these, leftism is siding with the forces of entropy for political advantage, and Nazism is just leftism that has been left behind by a hundred years of movement even further left.

“Making it unprofitable, despised, and dangerous to participate in subversion” is probably some kind of NRx slogan, might go well on a T-shirt (if Reactionaries were permitted to wear T-shirts as outerwear, of course) or business card. Jews will tend to rise to the top of any profitable enterprise, of course. The real problem was when someone decided to make subversion a profitable enterprise.

Jim also discusses how the Permanent United States Government is not agreement capable. He opens with a discussion of the insanity in Libya, using that as a springboard to discuss the weakness, but also the danger, of the Permanent United States Government.

President Gay Caffè Latte is no longer president. President Trump is president. The Permanent United States Government is in open revolt against him. But, as is evident from its current Libyan policy, the Permanent United States Government lacks a single leader, or even a united and disciplined politburo. The revolt by the Permanent Government against the merely elected government is leaderless, confused, and chaotic.

We can see this even in small things, like the current inability of the Permanent Government’s propaganda organs (read: the media) to get on message beyond “Trump must go”. If the Trump administration has shown us anything, it is that the Permanent Government is perhaps simultaneously stronger and weaker than was supposed. Truly, we live in interesting times. This was an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.


This Week in Social Matter

Very slow week in Social Matter this week, as we continue to reel from Ryan Landry’s retirement. (And August was our biggest month evah!) We kick off the week on Friday with the Myth of the 20th Century podcast: Episode 34: Saddam Hussein, Legacy Of Violence. Hank & the West Coast Guyz spin a rather sympathetic portrait of Hussein. Not the brutal mid-East dictator one might’ve wanted, but he was the one Iraq needed. Until USG decided to kill him.

Saturday morning, Hadley Bishop has up This Week in Myth: The Chimaera: Part 1.

Finally, something completely different: Michael Andreopoulos returns with A Book About Afghanistan: Chapter One, The Trip. Going to Afghanistan ain’t what it used to be…

Just as some lull themselves to sleep with a TV on, to have something familiar and human as machine-mediated comfort, so does the deployment apparatus sedulously maintain a background of canned familiarity, to shield its servants from the discomfort of confronting the other. Turning American bases into habitable museums of a lowest common denominator culture, the flower of the international corporate, unfettered by the organically social. A Weimerica proto-capsule launched, pre-fabed, and inserted onto the map at profitable intervals.

The illusion of familiarity must be maintained. And this illusion of course requires the collusion of the participant. One wants to believe in the reality of a Dairy Queen at Bagram Air Field, but it is a shabby chimera which only serves to amplify the absence of the signified.

Andreaopoulos snags an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀ for his superbly crafted work here. Looking forward to Chapter Two.


This Week in Kakistocracy

First this week, Porter has some words for our controlled opposition party in The Time Value of Bullshit. Borrowing from economics again, he reminds us of the inflation that affects ‘conservative values’. To say nothing of the pathetically low rate of return that the right gets on its invested political capital:

woweyes3In finance, this means that a dollar today is worth more than one tomorrow. And a dollar promised many years in the future is worth practically nothing at all. In 1986, the left got all its dollars on day one: millions of new brown Americans. The right got dollars promised in the future. The net present value of which turned out to be pocket lint.

If the Republicans want to trade dreamer legalization (again) they must only do so with drastic, tangible, and immediate returns on the investment. That means deep cuts in legal immigration numbers today. A border wall and robust internal enforcement apparatus today. An end to family chain migration, visa lotteries, and H1bs today.

Anything the right doesn’t receive immediately is a thing it won’t receive.

Next, and finally, Porter answers the question of Why Does it Matter?. The “it” being, in less-than-polite terms, mudsharking:

And when there is plain incongruence between what is and what we have been told, to which do humans direct their fury? Reality, of course. That men have shunned females who give themselves to other tribes has been a feature of human existence since we crawled out of the Devonian soup. But since this recent evolution conflicts with our long 30 year tradition of white racial dissolution, it must be wrong. So the girl quoted above asks plaintively: why does it matter? It matters because our genes want us to live as surely as our values want us to die.


This Week in Evolutionist X

Evolutionist X kicks off the week with Homeschooling Corner: Introducing Mr. Poop & Custom Dice.

Then a very provocative piece on The Talmud and the Constitution. She zeroes in on the key event that caused Jewish sectarianism to explode:

e037368bbf9be994d56d2d18d6dfb10d[T]he Bible doesn’t contain enough details to use as a complete legal code to govern the lives of people who no longer live in the organic, traditional community that originally produced it. When people lived in that community, they didn’t need explicit instructions about how to build a sukkah or honor the Sabbath day, because their parents taught them how. Illiterate shepherds didn’t need a long book of legal opinions to tell them how to treat their guests or what to do with a lost wallet–they already learned those lessons from their community.

It’s only with the destruction of the Temple and the expulsion of the Jews from Judea that there comes a need for a written legal code explaining how, exactly, everything in the culture is supposed to be done.

No temple, no central authority structure. Yada yada. As for how that relates to the US Constitution, she has an interesting (and plausible) theory:

People often blame the increasing complexity of US law on Talmudic scholars, but I think we’re actually looking at a case of convergent evolution–the process by which two different, not closely related species develop similar traits in response to similar environments or selective pressures. Aardvarks and echidnas, for example, are not closely related–aardvarks are placental mammals while echidnas lay eggs–but both creatures eat ants, and so have evolved similar looking noses.

Talmudism may be a kind of crab. This takes home the ☀☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Award☀☀ for cutting some new (to us) sociological ground.

Next Mrs. X has some well-composed musings on Angola and Atomization—Anglo State Penitentiary that is. And say what you will about Angola Prison, but at least it’s an ethos.

And for Anthropology Friday, she dives into Melanesia. No pirates this week. Needless to say, “Melanesia” was named when European discoverers noticed things like the color of primitive peoples’ skin.


This Week at Thermidor Mag

Nigel T. Carlsbad starts the week off at Thermidor with The Delusions of Joel Barlow, America’s Founding Jacobin. Barlow, it seems, had a bone to pick with people inheriting “too much” wealth from their parents. Insufficiently holy, apparently.

The commercial liberal spirit abhors legally sanctioned concentrations of wealth that emerge outside of strictly endogenous market processes; the socialist one-ups him by declaring all wealth not earned by individual exertion of labor to be unjust.

Note Barlow’s “small estates.” Here we have a distributist yeoman angle, also—inherited wealth is fine for family businesses, but an abomination if said family business has the nerve to start expanding.

Next up, Stephen Paul Foster applies philosopher J. L. Austin’s notion of “performatives” to analyze the
Words, Weapons and Rituals of the Left. It is a mistake, Foster argues, to attempt any kind of fact-based rebuttal to the Left’s smears.

interestingHow then does this notion of performatives apply to the current efforts of the cultural Marxists to control and manipulate public perceptions of politics and morals? The left engages in a profound dissimulation that disguises what are actually performatives as demonstrable true propositions or assertions about reality. While they pretend to be describing someone or something, what they are really about is acting in a way that demoralizes and ultimately de-legitimates the status of those who may compete with them for power or resist their incursions into their lives. As employed by the left, these performatives do not inform; they deform people who refuse to conform. They are weapons the left uses to destroy those whom they always perceive as morally inferior beings, their enemies. Think of Hillary Clinton’s horrific “basket of deplorables” slur during the last Presidential campaign.

The Committee gave this one a nod with an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.

Finally, Carlsbad returns to round out the week with a review of Franco-Confederate diplomacy: Paul Pecquet du Bellet, French Diplomacy and the Confederacy.


This Week Around The Orthosphere

Cane Caldo thinks “White supremacists are pussies”. Indeed, luxuries such as being fair-minded and obeying the rules are among the hallmarks of supremacy.

J. M. Smith writes about being Punch Drunk at the Edge of Existence. Also, a couple of squatters Under Grievous Provocation defend their right to live peacefully.

Kristor explains How to Tell a Weenie from a real theologian. Then he shares a persuasive anecdotal experience regarding Fake News and the End of the World as We Know It.

Matt Briggs continues his probabilistic exploration with The Probability Of Your Existence and Possibility Versus Probability & Decision. Then, responding to Nick Land, he asks Is There “Psychic Unity” In Mankind?

If “psychic unity” means having language and an intellect and will, then Bushmen are in unity with everybody else. We are all men. Land is wrong. Mankind is not an implausible religious idea, but a commonsense (metaphysical) definition flowing from the observation of language and intellect.

If “psychic unity” means having the exact same intellectual abilities in act or in potentia (i.e., blank slate-ism), then Bushmen, and Han Chinese, and whites, etc. are not in unity; and it’s unclear whether even any two individuals are in psychic unity.

Also from Briggs: Renaming Our Past To Avoid Senator Feinstein’s Feared Dogma. And guest posting, Kevin Groenhagen channels the late Justice Scalia in this originalist interpretation of The General Welfare Clause and the Statist Switcheroo.

Mark Richardson challenges the Randian notion of No good but self-interest?.

My original post on white nationalism has led to a discussion of fundamentals. I made the point that white nationalists often see politics as an expression of racial self-interest. I suggested instead that traditional ethnic nationalism could be better upheld on the basis of arguments about the nature of man and the nature of the good.

Dalrock writes a little about Why women lose the dating game.


This Week in Arts & Letters

At City Journal, KC Johnson celebrates Betsy DeVos’s invocation of Sanity on Title IX. Stephen Malanga recognizes a canary in the Kentucky coal mines in the imminent catastrophe of the Bluegrass State’s pension plan. Pascal Bruckner points out the obvious fact that There’s No Such Thing As Islamophobia. Heather Mac Donald assays Jeff Sessions’s efforts to restore order to Law and Order in rolling back the disastrous administrative excesses of Obama’s Justice policy, How to Stifle Policing. While on the subject, Rafael Mangual takes an honest look at the hell-zone of criminality flourishing in Chicago and America’s Real Crime Rate. Howard Husock takes a sober look at a book by a rising star of Communist Urban Studies, Busà’s Creative Destruction as fatally Misreading New York, and Cities, meanwhile Seth Barron’s pithily complementary Mayor de Bolshevik says it all. Finally, Theodore Dalrymple compares the Aesthetics of Russian Revolutionary Art and its counterpart in Depression-Era America, and is unsettled by the results, which pose troubling questions for the relationship between Freedom and Art.


The Logos Club explore frontline observations of what really happened at Unite the Right on the Radio Wehrwolf podcast. Meanwhile Gio Pennacchietti is musing on Crappy Futures, or Dystopian Cyberpunk without the "cool stuff". As entertaining a riposte to tech-comm utopianism as you are likely to get (at least this week), Pennacchietti’s "disjointed rambling" is finer than many a lesser writer’s most patiently worked out essays. A pleasure to read.

Fencing Bear rakes over the latest academic contretemps stirred by the outrageous audacity of two tenured professors professing some obvious, un-Pozzed, common sense: Bourgeois is the New White. And you can now catch her on Instagram too.

At Albion Awakening, Bruce Charlton gets rather gnostic with False thinking, False knowledge—and a possible scenario for individual Awakening. Fitzgerald examines the role of Prince Charles, as a Steward of the Land in the mirror of Richard II. Meanwhile, Wildbood explores The Temptation of Non-Duality, weighing Eastern monism against the Trinitarian ontology of Christianity. Supple and lucid as ever.

Chris Gale’s psychiatric expertise is brought to bear on Big Pharma, the value of negative meta-analyses and whether when we talk of personality we really mean mood. Elsewhere, another note on the hate speech narrative, and its possible resolution in Alt tech; an elegy for Jerry Pournelle; a rare welcome for SJW cannibalism in a fisking of PETA; the ersatz religion of leftist shamanism; the eternal question, how should we live?; and of course, the usual Sunday Sonnet.

At the Imaginative Conservative, Stephen Klugewicz with a first-hand account of the Houston flood, Our Hurrican Survival Story. Bradley Birzer celebrates What the West Has Given the World; Joseph Pearce on the Politics of Pride and Prejudice in the rising tide of animosity; and Daniel Frampton on the Nemesis of Postmodernism, which is, simply, Courage. Gleaves Whitney continues his account of Stephen Tonsor’s engagement with Dawson and Religion. Zena Hitz weighs up the value of Why Intellectual Work Matters. Kirk on Burke and the Principle of Order and Shannon Pepe with an exemplary lecture on Restoring Poetic Vision in a Myopic Age. Christine Norvell reviews the theme of Hope in Worldview of Richard Wilbur. James H Toner praises the distinction that is The Mark of the Educated Man. Romano Guardini glimpses The Mystery of Grace. Some verses of Hardy to mark the full moon. And finally Joseph Pearce again, answering Malvasi with the question, What is Nationalism?


This Week in the Outer Left

On his Social Ecologies blog, Craig Hickman had a couple hits this week. First, was a smart analysis of the state of political activism as basically theatric, or as he put it, the reality studio as staged event.

Over the past few weeks of watching the Left/Right street urchins play out their idiot games of violence I’ve realized just how ill effective either side is against real power. Why? Because in truth neither of these extremes has any power whatsoever: it’s all surface show violence, even these staged events are funded in part by Corporate NGO’s etc. so that the supposed radical or reactionary forces are virtual actualities without substance. Sadly this is the state of our planet at the moment, we use social media, academia, philosophy, heuristics not as actual tools to change the world, but rather to stage that change in a virtual realm that can be seen and played out like a MTV video remix.

This piece offers an abundance of great quotable lines that are guaranteed to make your coworkers look at you funny if you repeat them around the water cooler. We have our sincere doubts about any Alt-Right figures having corporate backing, however.

In addition, Hickman directly engages with major themes from Moldbug and Land in the Cathedral of managed society. I think it fair to say that this is immediately one of the best engagements with neoreactionary thought from, for lack of a better term, “the left”.

bw3…we are bound to a open secret: that we are passive and compliant citizens of a democratic political economy that rules most of the planet through military land and sea power, trade, and logistics. We hide from ourselves that this authoritarian regime is a globalist enterprise of Empire, and that other Empires (China/Russia and their satellite nations) seek the same. So we live in a carefully programmed and scripted lie, a fictional universe of ideological constructs based on binarism in which a friend/enemy, us/them, inside/outside, presence/absence, secure/unsecure, etc. world is promoted to us with a smiley face of inverted totalitarianism.

I don’t know about y’all, but my pulse definitely went up a little bit reading that. In a good way. Hickman earned an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀ for his fine work here.

Most of the usual leftist sites were boring this week, but The Baffler had a really solid piece by Yasha Levine called the crypto-keepers. Ostensibly a profile on Russian entrepreneur, Pavel Durov, it turns into a sprawling look into the sorry state of cryptography systems, and an entry into the debate of politics vs technology for achieving privacy. If you have any concerns about opsec, and you really should, RTWT.

Not something one associates with the Cathedral press anymore since it’s gone fully off the deep end… It’s hardly news that The Spectator is circling the drain, but someone must have pulled the flush for this week’s edition which seemed especially noxious. A review of A. N. Wilson’s revisionist monstering of Charles Darwin’s life took puerile glee in branding the great evolutionary theorist a ‘passive aggressive racist’, before unceremoniously pointing fun at various digestive disorders the man suffered. Really just blood-curdlingly awful stuff, culminating in, what else but a fatuous reductio ad Hitlerum. Meanwhile, elsewhere on the review pages, James McNamara manages in the space of his thankfully brief cringewreck of a crit to feign ignorance of the Classics to show he’s down with the kids; was Antigone "the one about the guy who shagged his mum?" I don’t know James, that’s just 3edgy5me. Crazy sense of humor, crazy guy! This sets up a lavish hymn of praise for a thoroughly contaminated wasteland of contemporary Poz-lit in which the matter of Sophocles is mutilated to fit a childish fantasy imagining the first British-Pakistani Home Secretary’s crisis of conscience over whether to pardon a “British” citizen turned ISIS guerrilla. It’s not enough to normalize those who are trying to kill us and rape our women and children don’t you know? We must now elevate them to the dignity of the heroes of Greek tragedy. The sack of the Cathedral presses when?


This Week… Elsewhere

On Labor Day, Fabius Maximus requests that we Remember the union workers who bled to create America. Our position on unions here at Social Matter is nuanced (as well as unclear). Unions are a species of disorder, but perhaps not as disordered as the institutions they align against. There is no doubt that the Left Establishment has completely turned it’s back on the the caste of people who once benefited from unionization. Indeed, we wonder whether the Puritan Establishment ever really cared at all (“Dark Satanic mills”-n-all-that). Unions today are transparent tools for the Left Establishment—protecting the interests of long-tenured workers in exchange for throwing young workers under the bus. Unions wait out their slow death in relative comfort.


Giovanni Dannato suggests The Alt-Sphere Should Embrace Culture and Aesthetics. We agree. We’d like to think we have around here. Of course, much work remains to be done.

Greg Cochran has more and more on Guns, Germs, and Steel, concentrating on some of the more outlandish of Jared Diamond’s claims. Like “PNG Über Alles”.

PA suggests an awesome meme to tie around Progressivism’s neck: Morbid. It has a “Science is on our side” sorta ring to it. And, in fact, the science is on our side. Not to mention, common sense. He’s not the first one to suggest “morbidity” analysis, however.

Al Fin, with the help of David Goldman, chronicles The Engineering Apocalypse—primarily in China.

Zach Kraine explains how The throne is already justified.

Thrasymachus sounds a hopeful note on The Twilight of Bourgeois Liberalism. We certainly hope that’s correct.

Benjamin Welton, lately a semi-regular here at Social Matter, is over at Zeroth Position this week with a policy suggestion (of sorts) On Immigration and Outlawry.

A true libertarian alternative to America’s broken immigration system would emphasize the concept of outlawry. This pre-modern designation, along with attendant penalties, would not only help to decentralize border enforcement, but it would also prioritize punishments for those individual aliens who enter the United States illegally and who commit crimes against people and/or property. By branding illegal aliens who also attack Americans as outlaws, enforcement would fall to local jurisdictions, not to the monolithic federal government.

Welton, as is his custom, includes an edifying historical overview—this time on pre-enlightenment, and therefore ideologically unencumbered, development of local law enforcement customs. As well, Hans-Hermann “Physical Removal” Hoppe makes a cameo. I loved his answer to this objection:

[T]he most likely objection to this plan is that it would lead to vigilante justice, but in a sense, that is precisely the point. And is not vigilante justice preferable to anarcho-tyranny?

Vigilante (extrajudicial) justice is preferable to no justice at all! Obviously it’s not optimal. This was an ☀“Official” #NRx Best of the Week Honorable Mention☀.


Welp… that’s about it. Special thanks as always to the Utterly Awesome TWiR Staff: Alex Von Neumann, Egon Maistre, David Grant, Has der Fiedler, and Aidan MacLear help immensely each week to make this update possible. Please join your nearest Reactionary Mens’ Fraternity. If you don’t have one, start one. Men need bros. Especially at a time like this. Keep on reactin! Til next week: NBS… Over and out!!

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  1. Fantastic divest as usual, boys. Keep up the good work. The Restoration is a long way off yet, but gets closer with every week thanks, in some small but not insignificant part, to your tireless efforts!

    1. Damn autocorrect.


  2. I still miss Ryan Landry. Great list of articles though.

  3. As organic institutions (traditionally; some might quibble with trade unions today), trade unions would strike me as a species of order, not disorder.

    The problem with trade unions is not “disorder”, but legally-sanctioned rent-seeking.

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