Chaucer depicts three priests: The Friar, the Summoner, and the Pardoner. All of the them are corrupt and avaricious. The Summoner and the Pardoner are low testosterone gays, and the Pardoner is a predatory pedophile gay. The Friar has seduced many women, and been forced, therefore, to pay dowries to get them married off.
The Moldbug canon is that the professors rule, with the mass media as the mid-level priesthood. But lately Donald Trump and the alt-right have been giving the mass media a hard time.
Which tells me that the world is starting to lose faith in the superior virtue of our priesthood.
The disturbances in Hong Kong were a good example of priestly power. Cathedral astroturf protestors were able to disrupt the city because backed by police. The police did what was virtuous, (they supported democracy and all that) rather than what their duty required. (The police should have arrested criminals and troublemakers, and kept the roads open. It was police, rather than protestors, that closed the roads. When a tiny handful of protestors declared a road closed, if police had walked away, drivers would have driven over the protestors.)
Had the same thing happened in Tiananmen Square, the Cathedral would have successfully mounted a “democratic” takeover of China, and Wall Street would have looted China the way it looted Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Contrary to Cathedral myth, nobody got killed in Tiananmen Square. The authorities, having the warriors cheerfully obey them, were able to quell the protests with very little fuss. You only get real violence when the priests succeed in sowing disunity among the warriors. Recall what happened when “Occupy Wall Street” ran into Wall Street rentacops.
What happened, I hear you ask?
Answer: Absolutely nothing happened, because Wall Street rentacops were certain of their duty and the righteousness of performing their duty. If you are a rentacop, you believe in private property rights. It is part of your training, and if you don’t believe in private property rights, you fail your training. So when Occupy showed up to violate private property rights, the rentacops said “No” and Occupy failed to violate private property rights. And similarly, nothing happened in Tiananmen Square.
Priestly power rests on moral authority, on superior virtue, while warrior authority rests on the ability to kick ass. We know the priesthood is virtuous because they are ceaselessly nagging us to be virtuous. All of us white males are racist and misogynist, and should be ashamed. Our evil thoughts lower black and female self esteem, and thus cause black and female misbehavior and underperformance. All black and female misbehavior is evidence of just how bad we white males are, and how ashamed we should be. Similarly the extremely high death rate among gays from disease, suicide, and gay-on-gay violence is all our fault. HIV is a heterosexual disease because it is caused by heterosexuals thinking bad thoughts about gays and denying them the opportunity to make blood transfusions. When blacks burn down the cities built by white people that they stole from white people, and drive out the few remaining whites, that demonstrates what evil racists we whites are. Whenever females get in trouble through underperformance and bad behavior, in particular when they render children fatherless, we males should pay the costs of female decisions.
All of which goes to show how much more virtuous the priesthood is than you and me. Their standards are so very very high that it is very difficult for sinners like myself to live up to such high standards.
I notice that the going price for refusing to take rapeugees in Europe is about 250 000 US$ per rapeugee rejected. Diversity is good for you and if you don’t want the immense benefits of diversity you have to pay 250 000 per diversity. Which is about the same as the price that our priests pay to live far away from the victims of white oppression. Which, realistically, sets the value of diversity as negative US$250 000 per browner person. It is harder to perceive prices for avoiding single women, since men like to meet them and visit them while not living too close to them, but I would guess the price for living away from women lacking male supervision to be about US$100 000. The traditional connotations of the word “bastard” implies that female misconduct has substantial negative externalities, and residential patterns suggest a willingness to pay a substantial amount of money to avoid these externalities.
Remember all that indignation about blacks being forced to go to the back of the bus? Well now, we don’t force blacks to go to the back of the bus … and whites don’t ride buses where they are likely to encounter significant black ridership, for excellent, obvious, and entirely unmentionable reasons.
In the time of Chaucer, summoners had the job of punishing people for their sins against religion, pardoners had the job of selling people indulgences for their current and future sins, while friars had the easier and more popular job of forgiving people their recent sins, supposedly conditional on repentance – thereby giving them immunity against the summoner. Of course, you found the friar more easily impressed by your repentance if you made a small donation, but this was generally cheaper than buying an indulgence or bribing a summoner. So friars, summoners, and pardoners were in competition and did not much like each other.
Chaucer’s Pardoner cheerfully admits to his own evil and corruption. Chaucer’s Friar exposes the corruption of summoners, whereupon the Summoner gets vehemently stuck into friars, root and branch. The summoners excessive interest in assholes becomes apparent. Recall the conspicuous lack of testosterone and the popularity of gay sex amongst our priesthood today.
And then in due course we had the protestant reformation and the wars of religion.
Fertile age women should always be under the supervision and control of husbands or fathers, and if due to misfortune or misconduct, a fertile age woman is not under such supervision, she should be placed under male supervision one way or another. If you don’t believe this, you will find it hard to handle women, will be inclined to credit our priesthood with immense virtue, and will be ashamed of your irresistible sinfulness.
People whose misconduct adversely affects other people’s property values should suffer various forms of exclusion, segregation, and apartheid. Persistent petty criminals and vagrants, people profoundly disinclined to earn a living, should be enslaved. In profiling individuals for their likely adverse affect on property values, and their likely future criminality and potential for productive free employment, race, sex, and ancestry (such as bastardy) should be legitimately part of the profile. The deserving poor should be taken care of. The undeserving poor should be dealt with. Since the apple does not fall far from the tree, it should be legitimate to discriminate in favor of the children of productive people raised by their parents, and against the children of unproductive people and people who caused problems. If you don’t believe this, property prices and living patterns make no sense, you will unnecessarily expose yourself to danger, will be inclined to credit our priesthood with immense virtue, and will be ashamed of your irresistible sinfulness. Why won’t your ride the bus, you wicked man?