June 15th, 2013
The big lie is not equality. The big lie is not that women are naturally virtuous. The big lie is not that gays want monogamous marriage. The big lie is not the magic negro.
The big lie is that the Cathedral is holy. Every item of propaganda issued by every Cathedral spokesman has the subtext “I am holier than thou”, and it is this subtext has to be attacked in the same utterly venomous and fearless manner that Jesus attacked it. Read the rest of this entry »
June 14th, 2013
When bitcoin was first proposed, I argued that the proposed algorithm failed to scale.
Well, when getting started, scaling does not matter. Now, however, a bitcoin wallet is starting to cost substantial bandwidth and processing power. There are plans to address this, but I am underwhelmed by those plans. The proposed plans will make bitcoin more centralized, and will still have scaling issues.
Seems to me that we need an algorithm where no one computer needs to keep a copy of all transactions, or even a complete listing of who owns what coins, so as to maintain scaling all the way to operating all of the world’s transactions, and full decentralization both. Read the rest of this entry »
June 12th, 2013
At one of the main supposedly libertarian sites on the internet, where, every few days, they pimp for mass migration of the Latin American underclass to come to the US to live on welfare and crime, and vote Democrat, they recently preened themselves on the wonderful moral progress we have made since the horrible evil bad old days.
Fosetti cut them a new anal orifice. Read the rest of this entry »
June 5th, 2013
Many reactionaries compare today’s America to the latter days of the Roman Republic, reflect on the excellence of the early Roman empire, and hope for a military coup that ends the corrupt and decadent American republic, replacing it with disciplined imperium.
The reigns of the five good Roman emperors illustrate that the reign of stationary bandit, an absolute dictator secure in his power, fearing neither votes nor coups nor riot nor military insurrection, is a pretty good system. He has an incentive to shear the sheep, but not flay them, while other forms of government tend to flaying. Observe that taxes on the rich are everywhere far above the Laffer limit, and in many places, such as Greece, taxes on the working poor are far above the Laffer limit.
Unfortunately such a tranquil transition seems improbable, for every officer above company grade in the US army is selected not only for political correctness, but, more importantly, for lack of military competence. The Cathedral fears losing a war with the US military far more than it fears the US military losing a war with some external enemy. A successful coup requires a leader who commands a reasonable level of respect from the junior officers. Being such a potential coup maker absolutely disqualifies officers for promotion above company grade.
Nor could the US military provide order after such a transition, for order requires legitimacy, and such a tranquil transition would leave the new imperator illegitimate. Coercive power is insufficient to enable a government to govern. Read the rest of this entry »
June 2nd, 2013
Moldbugs liquidation would be a Pareto improvement on the present government. Large numbers of people would be made better off, and no one would be made worse off.
Once upon a time there was a man who was infested with parasites, that were gnawing his flesh and relieving themselves in his blood. The man said to the parasites:
Why don’t you come out of me, and I will serve you a wonderful four course meal with wine and cheese, and we will all be better off and no one will be worse off. It will be a Pareto improvement.
To which the parasites replied:
The moment we come out, you will wrap us up in newspaper, and cast us onto the fire. Read the rest of this entry »
June 1st, 2013
We have been discussing on what the various kinds of reactionary agree. We agree on reality and agree that reality is important. I also agree with Vox Day about Scalzi, who exemplifies the progressive tendency to cut the balls off male progressives. John Scalzi is exhibit A for Heartiste’s position that any man who is a man should reject the entire progressive political movement, including and especially the early nineteenth century emancipation of women, which led to the English 1857 Matrimonial Causes act legally privileging wives above their husbands.
So let us see if we can discuss what we disagree on and remain courteous and continue to respect each other.
Evolution by natural selection
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May 30th, 2013
In the reactivity place, one of the commenters asks:
Who speaks for reaction?
To which the host replies:
Nature… or Nature’s God… or both
In other words, the unifying factor among reactionaries of all diverse kinds is The Dark Enlightenment.
May 26th, 2013
Radish has classified me as a formalist, presumably on the basis that I think that the government should actually be in charge of the public service and the top universities, and that professors and senior public servants should be fireable for any reason and no reason, and should do as they are told. Read the rest of this entry »
May 26th, 2013
Mencius Moldbug has argued that Sovereignty is conserved – meaning that constitutions are ultimately worthless, there will always be a sovereign, and nothing can stop the sovereign from doing what he likes, government cannot bind itself Read the rest of this entry »
May 22nd, 2013
I wish we could have separation of information and state, but that is impractical, short of the abolition of the state altogether, short of anarchy or anarcho capitalism. Official truth is too useful to the state, and the state too useful for ideologies seeking to be official. This is apt to result in a positive feedback loop, power manufacturing belief, and belief manufacturing power, each ever more extreme.
After they executed the King in the English civil war, they theoretically disestablished the official church, but it was of course immediately obvious that they instituted an officially unofficial church that was vastly more intrusive and oppressive. When, with the restoration, officially official theocracy was reintroduced, people celebrated it with pagan festivals such as Maypole dancing, recognizing the introduction of official theocracy as ending the oppressive theocracy of ostensible lack of theocracy.
And today, the successors of those that executed the king have officially unofficial theocracy. To go to the best universities, to run for political office, to be employed in the government service, you have to submit essays and evidence of your commitment to one thousand and one points of progressive doctrine, much as in restoration England, you had to swear allegiance to the thirty nine articles and the second book of homilies. Read the rest of this entry »