Archive for April, 2013

What unites neoreaction?

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Firstly, why neoreaction, rather than reaction?

Because the principles and social organization that we want to restore are completely dead, available only in dusty old books whose language is a little bit strange. We are not reacting to the latest outrage, but to outrages that were a fait accompli a hundred years ago. Since what was an fait accompli a hundred years ago has led to the disastrous consequences predicted, the possibility now opens of reversing what was supposedly irreversible. The Neoreaction is heavily influenced by books long, long, out of print, and previously inaccessible.

Neoreactionaries, all of them, respect the past. Traditional solutions derive from Nature, or, some would say, from Nature’s God, and embody unspoken and difficult to explain wisdom. Sweeping them aside was apt to have disastrous consequences, and, in substantial part, did have disastrous consequences.

Reactionaries, all of them, are realists, seeing the real, not the official truth.

Neoreactionaries, all of them, recognize that races are different, the sexes are different, and man is a hierarchical animal.

Neoreactionaries, all of them, regard the official truth, the Cathedral as highly unlikely to have any connection to the truth, indeed as evil and insane. If all academics and the New York Times agree on X, the neoreactionary assumption is that X is likely to be a lie. The only way one would get such agreement is if it is enforced, and, if enforced, must be untrue.

Neoreaction and libertarianism

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

The great flaw in libertarianism is egalitarianism. People are unequal, groups are unequal, reproductive roles are unequal.

Superior people need to rule inferior people or else inferior people will cause problems for each other and for their betters. Superior people need to be more free. Inferior people cannot handle freedom, need supervision, discipline, and control. Inferior people need to be substantially less free.

Equality worked by consuming the social capital created by inequality. Now, however, with tax consumers (single mums, government employees, quasi government employees such as human resources, and people on welfare) outnumbering and outvoting tax producers, we have finally run out of social capital. Increasingly, young white males do not, cannot, aspire to have wives and children, because doing so will likely result in the state taking his children away, nor to save for retirement, for the grasshoppers will devour what the ants put aside. For people to have a reason to save and invest, those who save and invest must have superior political power to those who do not. Children need fathers. For children to have fathers, fathers must have authority over their families. For the economy to function, property must be secure. For property to be secure, those who have property must have political power over those that do not.

The papacy goes pharasaic

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

And, as always pharaseeism equals leftism. (more…)

Against female sexual choice

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Heartiste and Steve Sailer provide compelling evidence that females should not be allowed to make their own sexual and reproductive choices. Their hormones make them stupid. Thus we have a bunch of baby murderers running around who will doubtless repeat their parent’s choices. And here is another video of raging hormones on parade. Most females, upon meeting a seemingly high status male, will jump his bones given a few minutes of opportunity, which is why societies where virginity was important and illegitimacy disastrous kept fertile age women on a very tight leash. (more…)


Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Byran Caplan assures us that progressives have the easy painless cure for unemployment, but somehow, due the pernicious influence of cruel heartless free marketers who just do not care about the unemployed, the government is just too right wing to apply the magic.

The magic cure is, of course, to print more money. If it has not worked yet, obviously that proves we have not printed enough. Whosoever doubts this obviously does not care about the unemployed as deeply as Bryan Caplan cares.

The thirty nine articles and the second book of homilies.

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

The most successful recovery from a left singularity was the restoration, which created a counter theocracy, restoration Anglicanism, which lasted from 1660 to 1828.  (more…)

Japan succeeds in inducing inflation

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Every time Keynesianism fails, they say is evidence it was not done hard enough.

In Japan, they decided that this time they really would do it hard enough.  And it worked.

Rapid inflation ensued.  Employment and production did not. (more…)

Bitcoin as a speculative bet

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Charting bitcoin, it looks good, if you are inclined to gamble on charts.  The recent collapse from two hundred dollars tested support at the hundred dollar mark, found plenty of support around there.  By and large, it is a good idea to buy at major support levels, since a speculative property is a lot more likely to go up than to break through the support level.   If it did not penetrate the support level for very long during the panic, likely will not do so now.

But I am an intrinsic value investor.  What is the intrinsic value of Bitcoin? (more…)

Kermit Gosnell, partial birth abortion, and regulation

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

A major part of Kermit Gosnell’s business was late term abortions.  The usual way to do a late term abortion is to induce childbirth, and then, as the baby’s head comes down the tubes, jab a steel straw into its head and suck out its brains with a powerful vacuum.  This collapses the head, making the rest of the birth easy.  However, because Gosnell was doing an abortion mill, doing as many abortions as possible as cheaply as possible with the least possible skilled labor, he generally left his patients unattended, so they would frequently pop out a living, healthy, screaming baby before Gosnell got around to looking in on them.  So instead of killing the baby five minutes before birth, he would kill the baby five minutes after birth. There is much shock and horror about this ten minute delay.

Notice I have categorized this post under economics, not politics. I am not among those horridly outraged by this ten minute delay. (more…)

Dark Enlightenment and the Endarkenment

Sunday, April 7th, 2013
The Dark Enlightenment:
The movement that concludes that the Enlightenment took a bad turn, or that the Enlightenment itself was a bad turn.  I take both positions: That the Enlightenment was wildly and dangerously wrong to proclaim all men created equal, and that restoration England was a pretty good political system, which gave us the scientific and industrial revolutions, and the British conquest of most of the world, and it has been downhill since the restoration, with things going to hell in a handbasket around 1800 or so, and getting steadily worse since then.
Dark Enlightenment:
Forbidden knowledge about society.  For example that while women want their husband to do woman’s work around the house, they don’t want their husband if their husband does woman’s work around the house.  If you realize the truth of some hate fact, you have been darkly enlightened (verb).
The Endarkenment.
Plain meaning: The coming dark age of the west, and perhaps the world, the rise of magical and superstitious thinking, for example Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, the transformation of science into theocracy, the stagnation of an increasing number of technologies.
Ironic meaning: A sarcastic reference to the enlightenment, implying that it blinded men, rather than enabling them to see. Roger Bacon and Galileo popularized rationality, but Voltaire and Rousseau abandoned rationality. That the planets go around the sun follows from the evidence. That all men are created equal defies the evidence.
The Left Singularity:
Leftism leads to more ever more leftism, ever faster. If the process was not interrupted by dictatorship, civil war, or social collapse, it would end with everyone torturing each other to death for insufficient leftism, Khmer Rouge style, and the last torturer committing suicide for his failure to inflict infinite torture in finite time.