Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Filtering

Neoreaction is to politics as physics is to engineering. You can build any structure you like, but if you violate basic natural principles and you don't account for that in your structure, it will have a high risk of collapse. If nothing else, Neoreaction is about cutting to the core truths in politics.

An example from basic economics: price controls on certain items might create more political benefit than economic cost (healthcare, food, fuel, college education), but if the designer of the system doesn't understand economics, it will probably end up being both an economic and political disaster. Having a market-dominant minority in the country is very beneficial, but not understanding the history and downsides of it is a recipe for violence. It is easy to overlook the the problems because the systems can run for generations before the structural failure point is made obvious to the idiots.

Before Neoreaction, most of the "far right" understood that universal suffrage cannot protect property rights. Democracy is mob rule; letting people who do not produce vote away the resources of producers will always end badly, it's only a question of when the non-producers outnumber the producers and if the system gets junked before reaching the inevitable end stage. The problem then is where to draw the line, but wherever the line is drawn, there will always be a pull back towards universal suffrage because in an immediate battle for political advantage there will always be a high time preference politician willing to sacrifice long-term goals for short-term gain.

Neoreaction is also elitist in the most basic meaning, that of being focused on the "ruling class" (either the extant one or a new one) and having a high bar to membership. It is not easy to become worthy. Free Northerner explains:
Passivism is about seeking victory through building and preserving resources and taking battle after victory has been achieved. That is why it is called accepting power. If we become worthy, ie: if we build our power bases, legitimacy, and authority to the extent necessary, then when the time comes, there will be nothing to do but for the great man to accept what is rightfully his. Lord Monck will walk into London unopposed and restore the king to his rightful place.

Alternatively, the more resources we squander now and the less we build, the greater the fight and the lesser the odds of victory will be when the black swan flies.
He also explains how Cthulhu swims left:
Everybody likes to posit that some bogeyman composed of people they dislike is in charge and running, ruining, things behind the scenes because that is comforting. Even if a conspiracy is leading to disaster, at least we’re being led. Even if they are evil incarnate, at least they know what they’re doing and are leading society in a specific direction. It is comforting to know someone is in charge, even if we hate them.

But we’re not that lucky. There is no one who really knows what they’re doing and no one is in charge. Everybody has just a little bit of power, some have more some less, to accomplish tiny things, so nobody has any real power to accomplish anything. Our system is veiled anarchy.
You cannot escape the leftward drift of society until you figure out what moves it leftward. We can reduce/halt immigration and turn aspects of Sailer's "affordable family formation" into policy. Let's say they work and native people start having more children as the society moves rightward...what next? A repeat of the Baby Boomers? Leftward drift is like entropy. Just as Man (life) counteracts entropy in the universe, perhaps Cthulhu's leftward swim can only be stopped by a constant application of counteracting force. Perhaps a better names for him are sin, temptation and Satan.

In contrast, the Alt-Right is thoroughly populist and democratic. Its major issue at the moment is free speech. There is no real barrier to entry on the Alt-Right and it argues for an extreme right of speech that would be wholly alien to Southern honor and Yankee religion both. We can dial the clock back to the 18th and 19th Centuries and find pamphleteers running wild like social media shitposters, but we cannot find a society that enshrines this behavior into law. The Alt-Right is a contrarian reaction (in the most basic sense) to the Cathedral and also wholly within the Cathedral. Contrarian in the sense that some of Alt-Right oppose basic decency and respectability because the Cathedral imposes a perverted standard. Within the Cathedral because it's conception of free speech depends on leftward reinterpretations made during the 20th Century.

If Cthulhu always swims left, anything that is not outside of the Cathedral will be destroyed or assimilated. Filters will be broken down, tolerance wins. Populism rules. The tweet with the most likes always wins.

In order to swim right, we must have a filter. Where the left tends towards universal suffrage and chaos, the right tends towards monarchy and order. The Truth wins even if it has 300 million down votes.

Society falls apart is because Man lets it fall apart. Because he is not worthy. God will not stop the entropy until Judgement Day. Satan is the prince of this world.

Before you can become worthy of power, you must become worthy of civilization.

To become worthy of civilization, you must resist sin and temptation.

You must become worthy of God's grace.

Civilization will be rebuilt Man by Man, family by family, polity by polity, and only then will it be worthy of good leadership.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Monday, September 04, 2017

More Joy

THE RIGHT NEEDS JOY
Applied practically, this means that to bring people to traditional ways of thought and life, the right should not focus on breaking down the beliefs of moderates and progressives. Instead, we must show our countrymen that there is a better way. This is not a political action, at least not in the modern sense of the word. Instead, it is made up of human actions. We should learn from Alasdair MacIntyre that traditions are passed on only through lived practices. These practices can be intricate like religious rites, or they can be as simple as praying before meals. Indeed, when looking through their simplicity, it becomes apparent that meals constitute a fundamental part of any social revival.

The Future of the Democrat Party

This chart from The Audacious Epigone looks like what the Baizuo want for national demographics. The real Rainbow Coalition

Friday, September 01, 2017

David Brooks Calls for Caesar

In Praise of Equipoise
How do we get out of this spiral?

The first step is to just get out. Turn the other cheek, love your enemy, confront your opponent with aggressive love.
This won't get you out of identity politics, but it's not bad advice. It's not cucky to wish your enemy a happy and healthy life in his own homeland. Feel sorry for the sick and twisted individuals promoting white genocide, do not dwell too much on your hatred of them. Focus on stopping them, but hatred is ultimately self-destructive because you end up doing things to harm your enemy (such as arming up in Charlottesville to do violent battle with Antifa) instead of focusing solely on elevating your self. It also makes you reject choices that are win-win. Finally, for enemies who really do irrationally hate you, returning love back at them only drives them more insane.

Brooks swings back to rootless cosmopolitan values:
The second step is to refuse to be a monad. Maalouf points to the myth that “‘deep down inside’ everyone there is just one affiliation that really matters.” Some people live this way, hanging around just one sort of person, loyal to just one allegiance and leading insular, fearful lives. In fact, the heart has many portals. A healthy person can have four or six vibrant attachments and honor them all as part of the fullness of life.

The more vibrant attachments a person has, the more likely she will find some commonality with every other person on earth. The more interesting her own constellational self becomes. The world isn’t only a battlefield of groups; it’s also a World Wide Web of overlapping allegiances. You might be Black Lives Matter and he may be Make America Great Again, but you’re both Houstonians cruising the same boat down flooded streets.
This reiterates the first point. It's possible to love your enemy, but the fact that enemies might help each other in a flood or root for the pathetic Houston Texas doesn't change the fact that they have different religions, want different forms of government, and one of them wants to take the other's stuff.

He ends with a call for a Caesar to rule over the diverse American Empire:
The final step is to practice equipoise. This is the trait we should be looking for in leaders. It’s the ability to move gracefully through your identities — to have the passions, blessings and hurts of one balanced by the passions, blessings and hurts of several others.

The person with equipoise doesn’t feel attachments less powerfully but weaves several deep allegiances into one symphony. “A good character,” James Q. Wilson wrote, “is not life lived according to a rule (there rarely is a rule by which good qualities ought to be combined or hard choices resolved), it is a life lived in balance.” Achieving balance is an aesthetic or poetic exercise, a matter of striking the different notes harmonically.

Today rage and singularity is the approved woke response to the world — Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders. But you show me a person who can gracefully balance six fervent and unexpectedly diverse commitments, and that will be the one who is ready to lead in this new world.
This is America 2000 shmaltz. It's also crazy to create a new world without a leader. Defense contractors can build fighter jets that cause higher G-forces than the human body can withstand. The Pentagon, as stupid as they can be with procurement, don't bet the national defense on building such jets on the assumption that one day some people might be able to withstand those forces. Yet that is what the elite have done in America, created a system that can only be sustained by a non-existent philosopher king.

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