The Negative Mind

For a very long time, the radical conception of politics was the struggle between the radicals advancing society forward and reactionaries trying to block the way. In this formulation, the radicals push for reform and the reactionaries concoct an argument against it and the resulting struggle advances society forward. The result is imperfect, so the ideal solution from the radical perspective is to eliminate the reactionaries, who stand in the way of the project and the path of human destiny.

Strangely, the modern Right has also embraced this view. This was not always so, but the conservatism that evolved in the 20th century fully embraced its role as the dancing partner of radicalism. Bill Buckley made this clear when he said, “A conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.” Note also the need do the yelling when others are not inclined to do any yelling.

Superficially, this was an effort to own the insult, a pose to signal indifference to the self-righteousness of the radicals. There’s a bit of self-dealing there, as it assumes a bravery on the part of conservatives that has never been observed in the field. At the core, however, is the acknowledgment that conservatism as Buckley and others imagined it in the 20th century could not exist without radicalism. Conservatism was just one prop on a set that was built to feature the radical agenda.

Of course, this is an entirely negative identity. There is no internal mechanism to define Buckley-style conservatism. In isolation, it is like a pathogen looking for a host. It can only be kept alive through artificial means. This reality means that Buckley-style conservatism could never defeat the radicals, as to do so would be to sign their own death certificate. In time, this evolved into a sort of battered wife syndrome, where they needed the radicals to win every fight in order to feel alive.

The thing is, the radicals were not entirely self-determined. If we assume the birth of radicalism was the French Revolution, what defined it at its conception was an opposition to the established order. Radicals opposed tradition and order, seeing those as superstitions and cowardice. The way forward was to abandon those things in pursuit of human destiny, so naturally the radical must always be opposed to convention and orthodoxy. The radical was born to be in opposition.

In the 20th century, as liberal democracy became the norm in the Anglosphere and the nations under its dominion, radicalism blossomed into its own negative identity. To be on the Left meant opposing normalcy. Whatever normal people were doing, the radicals had to oppose and try to wreck it. This is explicit today in the grievance studies rackets, where they endlessly go on about disrupting and overturning what they imagine to be their oppressors. It’s all about opposition to normal human relations.

Modern politics is a dynamic between two co-dependent worldviews that must oppose one other to exist. This dynamic between two entirely negative identities has come to define modern liberal democracy. The radicals search around for things they must oppose and the conservative are constantly examining the radicals for what it is they plan to oppose. Once some novelty is discovered, both sides feverishly engage in well-established dance that always ends in the same place.

Take, for example, the issue with Joe Biden. He has a long reputation for being a guy who gropes women, often in public. He seems to get off on it. He’s not a rapist or a sexual predator. He’s just a weirdo who likes to grope women. According to the current sensibilities of the Left, he should be torn to pieces and fed to the dogs. After all, women have come forward with specific complaints and his behavior. In the Kavanaugh hearings, they said we must believe all women.

Of course, the Left is not all that interested in this. The conservatives are up in arms at the alleged hypocrisy. How can they support the absurd claims about Kavanaugh, while ignoring the quite believable claims about Biden? Predictably, the conservatives are putting on their outrage faces and doing the self-righteous indignation act. Soon, they will be outraged that the Left is not shamed by their own hypocrisy. That’s always the next phase of these political dramas.

The thing is, the Left is not indifferent or ignorant to the obvious hypocrisy. They are energized by it. Seeing the conservative apoplexy is what makes them feel alive, because it means they have disrupted and subverted the status quo. Who they are, what makes them what they are, is entirely dependent on the outrage and anger of the people they oppose. When the conservatives put on their angry face and appear to be confused, the radicals have become self-actualized.

What may have happened over the generations is liberal hypocrisy has evolved into a form of caudal luring. The radicals naturally embrace hypocrisy as it lures in the conservative, causing them to act in a way that validates the radicals. Unlike a snake or shark that uses its tail to lure prey, the radicals are not hoping to destroy their opponent, but rather they are sustaining themselves. As an entirely negative identity, they need the outraged conservatives in order exist.

This dynamic between two co-dependent negative identities that has come to dominate liberal democracy may be at the root of the crisis in the West. With no positive vision of the future and the endless struggle between two political forces with no natural reason to exist, nihilism becomes the default. At some level, both sides feel the despair that must come from knowing the pointlessness of their existence. The result is a manic quest to plumb the depth of cultural despair.


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Sperg Adjacent
Sperg Adjacent
8 months ago

The hollowness of the conservative position is shown in the fact that they merely want to complain, not punish.

Whatever you want to call our thing, one of its defining differences of conservatism is that if we ever get any kind (or all kinds) of power, we will use it to punish.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Sperg Adjacent
8 months ago

What differentiates us is that we want a divorce. We’re like a guy in a very bad marriage who has finally realized that it’s over. There’s no hope. Indeed, he doesn’t even hate his wife anymore. He recognizes that she is what she is. Why keep having the same arguments. He just wants out so he can start a new life without her. As the saying goes, the opposite of love isn’t hate; it’s indifference. The Left, cuckservatives, feminists, sandwich fillers, they are fear our indifference and our leaving. They need us both emotionally and materially – and they know… Read more »

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

Btw, this is my issue with Sailer in the nutshell. He keeps wanting to have the same arguments with the other side. He doesn’t want to admit that the marriage is over and we should move on and create a new life. He’s like the battered wife keeps hoping her husband will change if she can just explain in the right way why he should stop hitting her.

Sandmich
Sandmich
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

At least he’s not a normie who thinks that the other side secretly loves him and that this is all for show.

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  Sandmich
8 months ago

That’s getting close to Stockholm Syndrome.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

I’ve always thought that the opposite of love is hate and not apathy, just like the opposite of 1 is -1 and not zero.

ComputerScientist(really)
ComputerScientist(really)
Reply to  Lawdog
8 months ago

Zero is the opposite of one in a binary system.

Elementary Penguin
Reply to  ComputerScientist(really)
8 months ago

Well, one could argue that maybe we don’t live in a binary system… but insofar as we do, the opposites are not Left/Right, or conservative/liberal.

The opposites are White/POC, or else Jew/White (where White means European Christian.)

In the Jew/White binary system, POCs do not exist as an entity unto themselves, they are merely weaponized mercenaries to be deployed by the Jews in their nonstop never ending war against Whites.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Lawdog
8 months ago

Lawman, my opposite of love is “indifference”. Love motivates one individual toward another. In a sense, so does hate. Both create a bond/connection. Where one fails we often see it change into the other. A clean break therefore is through indifference.

Member
Reply to  Lawdog
8 months ago

Let’s not waste effort over-analyzing the analogy.

CuriousMinion
CuriousMinion
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

How to we properly redeploy our efforts?

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

I want the divorce, but I still have the hate.

Ifrank
Ifrank
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
8 months ago

You should not get a divorce without knowing what the terms are.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

The desire to cut and run and get a divorce isn’t strength. Its existential weakness , sloth and cowardice manifesting as indifference.

Even worse, the cut and run attitude shows the lack of a moral center. You don’t have any ideas worth paying a high price or really much of any price for.

On top of that it is a losing proposition as the other side thinks its righteous and therefore isn’t going to stop until they are forced to stop.

Member
Reply to  abprosper
8 months ago

Separating isn’t necessarily “cut and run.” India is a useful example. They created Pakistan to separate from their troublesome Muslim population. The Muslim remnant in India still causes problems, but it was, overall, a successful action. Expulsion and genocide were simply not viable solutions. The same holds true in the US. The non-European and leftist segment of the population is simply far too large to deal with any other way. Carving multiple nations out of the US is the only really possible way of establishing a nation that reflects the interests of the historical population. If you carved California and… Read more »

MeinPresident!
MeinPresident!
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

Who gets nukes and who does not? Or does the U.S. transfer all nukes to an international body? Why would any group agree to leave without nukes? India and Pakistan split before either had lethal militaries. How could that work today? If the leftists admitted large numbers of Muslims, for example, they could be overtaken by a suicidal muzzie faction that started popping off nukes.

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Member
Reply to  MeinPresident!
8 months ago

That the logistics of separation are complex is self-evident. That’s not really an argument against it. Expelling, imprisoning or killing millions of people is also pretty complex. And monstrous.

Sabot
Sabot
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

Glioblastoma multiforme is pretty complex, too. And monstrous. We don’t know how to save people diagnosed with it. Perhaps someday we shall preserve life. But to attempt to separate glioblastomas from desirable tissue is more than true brilliance can manage for now and to go at salvation by committee, well, you may as well use an axe. No can do Chief without grand violence and external opportunism. Disagree, show us an achievable blueprint.

Member
Reply to  Sabot
8 months ago

I gave you a blueprint. India.

Member
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

Well, there were some fairly nasty and bloody massacres in1947 as the populations of the Raj packed up centuries of uneasy coexistence to get to their new ethnostates.

Sandmich
Sandmich
Reply to  Presbyter
8 months ago

Yes, Kashmir type situations abound

Member
Reply to  Presbyter
8 months ago

But I think the massacres were less numerous and bloody than they would have been without Pakistan, because the Muslims had someplace to go.

Calsdad
Calsdad
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

I would welcome a divorce – if it were that simple. But without punishment for creating the environment that fostered that urge to run away – it will just happen again, or – they’ll just constantly be harrassing and undermining until you finally realize – the only way to ever reach a point where we can live in some semblance of peace – is that they must be punished. There is a problem with punishment though – to some people it just doesn’t matter – they’re so screwed up in the head that they welcome it, they’ll actually torment you… Read more »

FashGordon
FashGordon
Reply to  Sperg Adjacent
8 months ago

Only after the parasites who are causing the rot are removed can the process of healing begin. First step is firmly identifying and exposing the causes of the problem, the second is excising them. I don’t care as much about punishing the parasites as I do about removing them from power. But I’m fine with whatever method is the most effective.

3g4m
3g4m
Reply to  FashGordon
8 months ago

FashGordon – Here’s where Citizen is correct – the parasites are merely doing what parasites do. As you said, remove/excise them. The traitors are the ones who need to be publicly punished.

Rwc1963
Rwc1963
Reply to  Sperg Adjacent
8 months ago

It’s worse than that. It’s the SOP the GOP always uses during a election year when they want to avoid talking about real topics that actually impact ordinary Americans.

The GOP knows that Trump can’t run on immigration, or stopping the importation of foreign workers, stopping off-shoring or any the issues he ran on in 2016. Worse he’s sitting on a crippled economy that he crippled.

So it’s bullshit wedge issues and social fluff for Trump.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  Sperg Adjacent
8 months ago

Punish whom for what? I’m not disagreeing with you; I’d just like to hear more. And what kind of power do you mean?

Outdoorspro
Outdoorspro
Reply to  Lawdog
8 months ago

Well, that easy to get started. First, those in the government who are clearly guilty of sedition. Second, those in the media who are clearly aiding those guilty of sedition, and those who are aiding China. After that, we can go after all of the state Governors and other officials who have assumed authority they have no right to.

That should keep the hangman busy for a while.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Outdoorspro
8 months ago

Heh. Pal, that’s just the tip of the iceberg…

Hoagie
Hoagie
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
8 months ago

Yeah. When do we get to rape and pillage?

Alzaebo
Reply to  Hoagie
8 months ago

Hoagie, I want a horned helm.

Outdoorspro
Outdoorspro
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
8 months ago

I guess we have to start somewhere. Being that I used to work in media, I’d recommend them, that way, we won’t have to hear about all those sad politicians and their grieving families once we come for them.

I’m practical that way.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Outdoorspro
8 months ago

I’m in the media, too, and no sector of society more richly deserves a vicious comeuppance than it. That said, when the fecal matter comes in contact with the rotor, the advertising execs will be my special project. No element of society has more purposefully harmed white people than them, although professors of “education” run a close second.

jay
jay
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
8 months ago

Seriously! No mention of lawyers or bankers? That list is a good start, but far too short.

A. Shyster, Esq.
A. Shyster, Esq.
Reply to  jay
8 months ago

We’re not all rope-worthy. In fact, Our Thing could certainly benefit from additional legal guidance and lawfare. And if you disagree here, I shall sue you for trade libel, label libel, labial libel, blood libel, blood simple (made that one up), salamanderslander (on a roll) inter alia. You are on notice! Also, it’s trite to kill all the lawyers.

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  A. Shyster, Esq.
8 months ago

We’ll exempt the ones whose last names begin with the letter X.

A. Shyster, Esq.
A. Shyster, Esq.
Reply to  Epaminondas
8 months ago

Xaimowitz, Xerstein, Xyakobaum, Xreenblatt … very curious decision to save. Mazeltov!

3g4m
3g4m
Reply to  Outdoorspro
8 months ago

“I have a little list . . . ” Except my little list is rather looong.

Member
Reply to  Outdoorspro
8 months ago

Look how quickly the list grows. Punishment isn’t a viable option until after separation: people need to have somewhere to go as an option to facing the hangman. I don’t want to live in Robespierre Mark II’s America, either. I’m a habitual dissident. Sooner or later even the revolutionaries on the dissident right will they’ll come for me, too. Nobody is pure enough.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Lawdog
8 months ago

Who? Everyone who wronged you and dragged your society from America to the pest hole it is now. For what? Wronging you and dragging society into a pest hole. And power is obvious. You can do what you need or want with manageable repercussions. Honestly if thing come to that, its all going to be summary, informal justice , not trials and reading from law books. The only reason you’d d all the ceremony is for the optics and if you have power, well you needn’t carte that much about optics either. And in case anyone asks, no your side… Read more »

Outdoorspro
Outdoorspro
Reply to  abprosper
8 months ago

The purpose of a trail is the establish guilt or the lack of it. Where guilt is already firmly established, no trial is necessary. It’s for this reason that we (historically) do not have trials for pirates. Guilt is established as soon as they set foot on a vessel that is not theirs.

With the pols and media, we have all the documentation we need to prove guilt without the need of a trail.

joey junger
joey junger
8 months ago

Something that makes me think the left needs the right more than the opposite are all the studies I’ve seen (regardless of the source) that confirm conservatives are happier in general. There’s that old Bukowski poem, “A Fresh Wild Wind Blowing” in which he talks about how most of his misery stemmed from being around miserable people (mostly crazy women, obviously). All I need to be happy is to be away from them. They’re miserable either way. I think they know it and it enrages them, which is why they seek events to disrupt and follow us wherever we try… Read more »

Screwtape
Screwtape
Reply to  joey junger
8 months ago

Yes, because our side lives more congruent with Truth. But until our political animals operate based on this fact – and that the left is inherently weaker because of this and is thus reliant on the right for its daily bread, it does not matter that we are Right.

At least not on any kind of timeline that is very appealing. The entropy of lies will fold, but slow dancing until some collapse scenario inspires a reformation is not a very positive political strategy.

Rwc1963
Rwc1963
Reply to  joey junger
8 months ago

There is no organized Right in this country. We have the GOP who hates the average white working and meddle-class as much as the Dems do except they hide it better. As far as the Left goes there are two parts to it. 1) The foot soldiers who take their orders from the super rich and globalist class. 2) The ruling class who controls them and the GOP. All the theatrics we see are for public consumption and are meaningless. Most are simply distractions. The things that are important is the legislation that gets signed in the middle of the… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Rwc1963
8 months ago

meddle-class

Heh heh – I like that.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  joey junger
8 months ago

The “we have something they don’t so they’re jealous” argument is tempting, but I dunno. I think that most liberals are perfectly content to disparage and moralize nonstop. They do have their own happiness, it’s just the happiness of comparison.

c mat
c mat
Reply to  Lawdog
8 months ago

That’s why they are perfectly described as the “meddle-class”.

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
8 months ago

Imagine a boxer who only blocks and evades but never hits back, how’s that gonna work? You cannot win if you are only on defense.

Drake
Drake
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
8 months ago

Some of them can punch – but only to the right.

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  Drake
8 months ago

The rest know how to take a dive.

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Epaminondas
8 months ago

Years of practice…

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
8 months ago

You can’t box with a lunatic, MYS. Have a debate with a Xirl Scientist. Or a Negro. Or a queer. Or a neoliberal Joo. If you win it will be because you’re a racist, a sexist, a phobe, or one of the other Bads. The best course of action is to walk away. Like gambling, any contests with Leftie are going to be a sucker’s game. They have the advantage going in, and they are more than willing to cheat. The best course of action is to walk away. The trick will be to do it in such a way… Read more »

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Glenfilthie
8 months ago

You can’t retreat forever, that’s making the punching bag’s mistake described above. If the other guy is a lunatic, it’s combat not boxing and hence dangerous to life and limb. So you do what you have to do to stop him.

joey junger
joey junger
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
8 months ago

Willy Pep supposedly won a round without throwing a punch. He was sort of a Fistic Fabian/ Lettow Vorbeck of his day: “He who hits and runs away, lives to fight another day.” – Guglielmo Papaleo Buckley and the others standing athwart history would have been wiser to get out of the way and let their opponent charge off a cliff. In fact, I’m still not sold that this thing has to be won in the public square. Benedict Option/Homeschooling/ Intentional Communities work pretty well. Conservatives do have more children than liberals (maybe that’s why they bring in ringers from… Read more »

Alzaebo
Reply to  joey junger
8 months ago

“Conservatives do have more children than liberals (maybe that’s why they bring in ringers from the 3rd World to replenish their ranks)”

Oh my gosh. That’s why. We know it’s hate- of ‘our kind’- yet they can tell themselves it’s love, and only h8ers are against love.

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  joey junger
8 months ago

Who was Willy Pep? Lettow Vorbeck was an amazing leader of asymmetric warfare.

Mark Moncrieff
Mark Moncrieff
Reply to  joey junger
8 months ago

The Benedict Option has been tried and tried tried and it doesn’t work. Go back and look at the 1960’s, all these men saying forget the public square I’ll concentrate on my family, my neighberhood and my church. But in each they got outflanked and defeated because the culture is not on their side. TV and cinema corrupted his children and in many cases him as well. You cannot escape being corrupted, not you, not I not anyone. The Benedict Option pretends that you can.

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Mark Moncrieff
8 months ago

Yeah, you try to do everything by the book, you try to stay out of the shrill fray of politics and postmodern culture, be ‘a rock’ in your local community. Then one day you son comes home and says “I think I might be a girl”. Then…..

Rwc1963
Rwc1963
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
8 months ago

And worse is that the fight is rigged. Really folks you think the TPTB would actually allow us to have a real say so? Every time we do speak up or oppose something, the ruling class just has one of their court puppets shoot us down with a new fatwa. You think VA went blue on it’s own? NO. For some reason the GOP didn’t tun candidates for a lot seats that one particular year. And viola the Dems flipped a state. This is how we went from a nuclear family to lunatic parents cutting off their little boy’s dick… Read more »

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Rwc1963
8 months ago

It’s completely rigged. What’s driving the lunacy is harder to say. I think it’s a civilization collapsing on itself in degeneracy, partly b/c of lost masculine virtues and testosterone levels. Such an environment is rich hunting grounds for raving lunatics and sociopathic cynics.

The Babe
The Babe
8 months ago

I think the key heuristic of leftism now can be summed up in two words: instinctive perversity. I think most people have an inborn sense of what is right: treating people fairly, not harming children, the importance of family, not having a disgusting appearance, etc. So the left-wing training consists of getting people to intuit this natural morality and then … go against it. Probably not one in 100,000 leftists have actually read Gramsci or Marx or the Frankfurt school or whatever, but they instictively turn like a flock of birds towards what is most degenerate. But that puts rightists… Read more »

Otto VonB
Otto VonB
Reply to  The Babe
8 months ago

Z has commented on this in the past. It’s best to completely ignore them and not engage. It is only a waste of time and energy . Better to prepare yourself and your family for what is likely to come. we have no voice or power in the mainstream. Subversion is our only way to not only survival but possibly to ultimate success.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  The Babe
8 months ago

There’s a certain level of perversity instinctive in all people; a functional society teaches us that it is a negative and to suppress that instinct. This is why little kids pick their noses, to give but one example.

What we have now is a celebration of perversity. It’s a negative identity masquerading as a positive one. And most of the perversion being celebrated is even more gross than nose-picking.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  The Babe
8 months ago

Part of the problem is social sciences, psychology, sociology, philosophy and so on. It is expected that you not only learn the textbooks, but that you process them in a critical manner; rote learning is only half the job done. So you have this incentive to formulate something entirely new, and when millions of people try to make up new theories, they need to venture further and further away from common sense in search of untrodden ground. Because common sense is gauche: if you’ve spent five years studying sociology and psychology, and all you have to show for it is… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Felix Krull
8 months ago

Felix, it’s hard to deconstruct mathematics—but you’d be wrong if you suggested it hasn’t been tried. 😉

Great insight wrt current academic situation. So you have a background in academia? If not, you were smarter than I was—took me damn near a lifetime to figure the scam out.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  Compsci
8 months ago

Political science, I’m afraid, and no, I wasn’t particularly clever. I had no idea what I was signing up to – I wasn’t even interested in politics, it just sounded like cool, indoor work with no heavy lifting and you’ve got to have some kind of edumacation, right? The upside is that Denmark is a small country, so it was very easy to get to talk to real players if you told them you were writing a paper. At one point, I sent out fifty requests for interviews to former and incumbent ministers plus a number of permanent secretaries. I… Read more »

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  Felix Krull
8 months ago

Noam Chomsky – of all people – nails it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M-2_OD3oMc

CynicalDeBergerac
CynicalDeBergerac
Reply to  Felix Krull
8 months ago

My advice to young people interested in politics is to study history. I suggest statistics and salesmanship. You will be accorded tremendous credit for insight and intelligence if you can slice and dice numbers to support your positions and skillfully undermine an opponent. You will rapidly ascend the power structure until you are asked to do things for others that your conscience does not permit ( presupposing you’re not a narcissist or sociopath) if you can sell yourself and the positions you are instructed to represent by your owners to the target audiences. Leave history for self-betterment and fun provided… Read more »

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  CynicalDeBergerac
8 months ago

I wasn’t suggesting anyone actually pursue a career in politics, rather than simply trying to understand why our overlords hate us, but basic statistics is extremely useful for most careers.

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Compsci
8 months ago

I wonder if Z-Man as read this one on Xirl Science

I could take a break when I didn’t feel like working, when I was just not focused. I could work on a problem step by
step. I had no time limits. I could just take it as I wanted to take it because it is my experience.

I’m so glad that Professional Engineers don’t have time limits and can just take a break when they don’t feel like working.

Member
Reply to  Felix Krull
8 months ago

So you have this incentive to formulate something entirely new, and when millions of people try to make up new theories, they need to venture further and further away from common sense in search of untrodden ground.

But only in one direction, because you also have to please your masters. No academics are venturing farther to the right who hope to get tenured.

plato_spaghetti
plato_spaghetti
Reply to  Felix Krull
8 months ago

I hold a Ph.D. in psychology, and this is absolutely true. In the social sciences, truth is created and not discovered. Pure relativism.

Severian
Reply to  Felix Krull
8 months ago

As I like to say, the road to tenure takes only Left turns for the basest of motives: Capitalism, baby! It’s easiest to see in a “discipline” like English. Only original “research” gets published, but how can you find something NEW to say about, say, Shakespeare? At this point, you can’t even find something bizarre to say about Shakespeare, as it has all been said. The only answer, then, is radical politics — some Ubangi war chant is actually better than Shakespeare, because Frantz Fanon etc. But it goes for History, too, and indeed all the Liberal Arts. What caused… Read more »

Rwc1963
Rwc1963
Reply to  The Babe
8 months ago

Babe You’re spot on about the average Leftist. But the same can be said for a lot of so-called conservatives who will vote against their own best interests repeatedly because some millionaire in a suit who has a talk show says to. And why is that? Because what passes for organized conservatism has been controlled opposition since Buckley’s time. Buckley IMO was a freak and faggot of the worst sort, a insult to heritage whites whom sadly couldn’t see the insult being paraded in front of them. As far as a way out of this? First off to understand war… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  The Babe
8 months ago

Yep. Like secession.

Whitney
Member
8 months ago

I walked over hypocrisy Hill a long time ago and it doesn’t incite me into sputtering rage anymore but I do find that I am shocked that the Democrats are nominating a dementia patient for president. It used to be hard to shock me and now it seems like a pretty regular occurrence.

Meat shortages are on the way. Do you think this is what happened at the end of the Bronze Age? This is the missing piece. Everyone just started hiding under their beds?

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  Whitney
8 months ago

That’s why they want a black woman as VP. Can you imagine President Stacey Abrams?

Whitney
Member
Reply to  tarstarkas
8 months ago

I’m all for it. That’s going to give a bunch of white people clarity when the hammer comes down

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  Whitney
8 months ago

Truer words were never spoken. There’s nothing better for curing a bite wound than a little hair of the dog.

Member
Reply to  Epaminondas
8 months ago

Under the Abrams administration, it will be a hate crime to fat shame obese black women, excepting Diamond & Silk.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Whitney
8 months ago

Whitney, I’m not so optimistic. At the same time you discussed clarity developing in White peoples’ thinking wrt Pres Stacey Abrams, I was musing on the millions of Whites that—in the chaos of such a low IQ ideologue’s administration—rationalizing it to fit their religion of equality. Such is the strength of their cult.

Stranger in a strange land
Stranger in a strange land
Reply to  Compsci
8 months ago

Abrams as POTUS plus whatever human detritus comes along with her admin would certainly be the acid test of the equality religious belief system.

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Stranger in a strange land
8 months ago

When I read ‘Abrams’ I still think ‘tank’. Another thing about to change in an insane world.

Sandmich
Sandmich
Reply to  Whitney
8 months ago

That’s why it won’t be her, it will be some semi-unknown gray-man like Tim Kaine

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Sandmich
8 months ago

If we have to have a semi-unknown Gray Man, I’d prefer the type that come from Roswell to Tim Kaine

CZ master race
CZ master race
Reply to  tarstarkas
8 months ago

No but the left can. It wouldn’t surprise me if that was the end game. Biden is the perfect foil for the plan. If he can beat orange man then resign for “health reasons” boom – p.o.c. women president. Just like using the courts to subvert the will of the people using dementia Joe as a coke mule to deliver their chosen one doesn’t sound that far fetched.

Lorenzo
Lorenzo
Reply to  tarstarkas
8 months ago

Think Michelle Obama for vice president. Half a year after Biden is elected, he’s in an Alzheimer’s care home, Michelle is president and whoever pulled Barack’s strings is pulling Michelle’s.

Chief
Chief
Reply to  Lorenzo
8 months ago

Somewhere the odious Valerie Jarrett eagerly rubs her hands together in anticipation.

ZingBlade
ZingBlade
Reply to  Chief
8 months ago

Her raisin-like inner thighs also rubbing together in anticipation of Michael/Michelle’s arrival. Glistening.

Stranger in a strange land
Stranger in a strange land
Reply to  ZingBlade
8 months ago

Dude!! For cryin’ out loud, I’m struggling to keep my last meal down.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Lorenzo
8 months ago

And Michelle would be worse than Abrams. She’s not as stupid, but as hateful—if not more so, and that would make her more dangerous.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  Whitney
8 months ago

If it’s the bronze age, who are the sea people? Well, probably nobody. Because for the most part, the sea people actually left the countries they raided instead of existing as parasites for denerations.

ZingBlade
ZingBlade
Reply to  Lawdog
8 months ago

It’s not the bronze age. Today it’s nothing-to-see people, and they are fooling nearly all the people all the time.

Rwc1963
Rwc1963
Reply to  Whitney
8 months ago

The Dems ran a serial rapist for president and no one cared. They know their base is so stupid they’d vote for any warm body.

Food shortages are fucking scary,. That’s a sign of a system near complete collapse. You really, really don’t want it to come to that.

Whites are not up for a fight and will lose badly. I saw how they handled governor blackface and it was a disaster. Lots of stupid white men with guns and not a ounce of common sense.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Rwc1963
8 months ago

If it comes to that die free or be a slave. Your choice. As for VA, well what did you expect? It was a protest and all those guys carrying guns didn’t want to shoot, they wanted to be left alone. The Left never ever does that and as such, knowing that people cling to elections and won’t do anything , does whatever it wants. Ultimately power is taken, not asked for. It was that way at the time of the Founding Fathers and when they didn’t get enough , they took it. We aren’t quite there yet, I’m still… Read more »

Epaminondas
Member
8 months ago

Well, I would propose that we are about to plumb the depths of that cultural chasm we see yawning before us in the shape of demographic hell. Vdare published an article today about Georgia being on the brink of turning blue. Basically, that strange white man’s dance between Conservative and Radical is about to become irrelevant. As Tennyson put it, “…different faces, other minds…” All that beautiful Greco-Roman architecture meant nothing to Atilla.

UFO
UFO
Reply to  Epaminondas
8 months ago

Yup, the whitey issues are quickly becoming irrelevant. The non whites think our debates strange: not just arguing over guns and abortion, but even arguing between generations, music tastes, best cars etc.

Interested to see what will happen: if we keep arguing amongst ourselves until extinction, or if we start acting more tribally.

Personally I’m at the point where I feel much more of a connection even with white liberals than non whites. I suspect most of the libs also feel more secure around white conservatives, though they would never admit that.

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  UFO
8 months ago

In a subway car full of non-whites, the lib edges cautiously toward the nearest fellow-white without regard to political suasion.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Epaminondas
8 months ago

And everyone tends towards the center car where the transit cop is stationed. Former NYer here.

Stranger in a strange land
Stranger in a strange land
Reply to  Compsci
8 months ago

Experienced at few times on NJ Transit from Penn Station NJ to Penn Station in NYC.

Elementary Penguin
Reply to  UFO
8 months ago

“the non-Whites think our debates strange: arguing over guns and abortion…” Well, it is basic human nature for any dominant group to subdivide into smaller, conflicting rival groups. Islam takes over Spain, then the fitna splits it into rival factions, then they lose Spain, etc etc. The problem with Whites right now is that they still have the delusion that this is still a White country that they own and control, and so they think they still have the luxury of splitting into rival White factions for the fun of arguing; they do not yet see that they are in… Read more »

Sandmich
Sandmich
Reply to  Elementary Penguin
8 months ago

“Suddenly Whites will come to their senses and it will be too late.”
— Someone’s optimistic. I’m often of a mind that what whites are left 100 years from now will be living in heavily armed enclaves a’la many groups in Lebanon.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Sandmich
8 months ago

I’m not as pessimistic since no one other than the most religious is having children. Race wise the Black TFR is only a tiny bit higher than White below replacement and they have higher mortality. Latino fertility is dropping faster than any other group. More likley the US will be another country in the Americas, like Uruguay or Argentina maybe. The other likelihood is that the US goes out like the USSR and breaks into several nations. This half rate crisis has already shown how brittle the system and a recovery is not probable. Its bad enough that the NYC… Read more »

UFO
UFO
Reply to  abprosper
8 months ago

“More likely the US will be another country in the Americas, like Uruguay or Argentina maybe.” Sure, if it were just Mexicans. And if all the immigrants had a shared religion, language, and parent country. And had a low percentage of Africans. Then maybe we’d be like Argentina. How are the Brahmins going to act? How about the Chinese. Will Affirmative Action affect us? How about the media constantly stoking racial hatred against whites? These variables lead me to believe that we will be far worse off than Argentina or Uruguay, which are decent places to live, however with lower… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Epaminondas
8 months ago

It will be interesting to see who is able to transition from partisan politics to racial identity. It will be hard for either of the two primary groups, brainwashed for generations.

Irritating Pedant
Irritating Pedant
8 months ago

Enervated or energized?

AntiDem
AntiDem
8 months ago

Conservatives don’t point out the left’s hypocrisy because they’re surprised by it, or to try to shame the left. They do it because it works at giving them power. In a mass democracy, power comes from winning elections, and winning elections comes from persuading a large number of normies who usually don’t pay attention to politics, who know next to nothing about serious policy, and who vote based on vague feelings about the candidates. If shouting about the left’s hypocrisy on #MeToo can convince a few thousand suburban Karens in Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina that Biden gives them the… Read more »

Tarl Cabot
Tarl Cabot
Reply to  AntiDem
8 months ago

This is why, as much as I personally cannot abide him, Sean Hannity has an audience, and a purpose.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  AntiDem
8 months ago

Well said. RBG is 87 and Breyer will be 82 in a few months. That alone keeps me rooting for red team for awhile longer.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  DLS
8 months ago

As much as we need to get past the notion that Nine Kings in Black is an acceptable form of governance; having aforementioned monarchs on our side during what’s to come can’t hurt.

Nunnya Bidnez, jr
Nunnya Bidnez, jr
8 months ago

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Nunnya Bidnez, jr
Nunnya Bidnez, jr
Reply to  Nunnya Bidnez, jr
8 months ago

“The thing is, the Left is not indifferent or ignorant to the obvious hypocrisy. They are *enervated* by it. Seeing the conservative apoplexy is what makes them feel alive”

I think you meant *energized*.

enervated: without vigor, force, or strength; languid.

Fluella De Vil
Fluella De Vil
Reply to  Nunnya Bidnez, jr
8 months ago

Maybe it’s
innervate
[iˈnərvāt, ˈinərˌvāt]
VERB
anatomy
zoology
supply (an organ or other body part) with nerves.
“caudal luring”- good one, had to look it up.

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  thezman
8 months ago

“Caudal luring” is going to give the pedants an erection.

pjRTJFirewire7
pjRTJFirewire7
Reply to  Epaminondas
8 months ago

Oh. I thought causal luring WAS a type of erection.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  pjRTJFirewire7
8 months ago

Erectile luring? I picture a guy with an anglerfish light on the tip of his dick.

MargueritasToday
MargueritasToday
Reply to  Lawdog
8 months ago

Or, caudal luring is an extremely obese black woman with a bookshelf butt twerking “it’s booty time” at the bucks.

Tyler, the Portly Politico
Reply to  Lawdog
8 months ago

That’s the luring you do when you’re presenting your flag at full staff. “Hey, baby—do you like what you see?”

MargueritasToday
MargueritasToday
Reply to  Tyler, the Portly Politico
8 months ago

And then in my case she flees the room shrieking, “OMG! OMG! It blots out the Sun!!!” – A Healthy Slav Not Named Igor

Drake
Drake
8 months ago

The Joe Biden stuff doesn’t really interest me except to the question of whether or not the party will try to drop him. If he was a strong candidate without dementia, I doubt we would have even heard about this woman. How many times has he run for President and / or VP since he supposedly groped her?

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Drake
8 months ago

Agree. I tend to think it is the Dem party coming up with these new findings/revelations. There is a good segment of the leadership that want to remove him and simply appoint their new, better, preferred, candidate at the convention. But they can’t seem too brusque for fear of turning folks off.

Sandmich
Sandmich
Reply to  Compsci
8 months ago

Really that’s a good move by them. They used him to get rid of Sanders and now they can dump him to make a fake case of proving their PC bromides.

Stranger in a strange land
Stranger in a strange land
8 months ago

Cheerful thought for the day:
“At some level, both sides feel the despair that must come from knowing the pointlessness of their existence. The result is a manic quest to plumb the depth of cultural despair”.
Have a good one ever’body.

Anto
Anto
8 months ago

I think you mean “innervate.”

Alzaebo
8 months ago

And the rejoinder is that conservatives need radicals to do something outrageous.

Edit: per Joey Junger, make that professional conservatives. All of talk radio is “did you hear what so-and-so said?!”

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  Alzaebo
8 months ago

Talk radio did a lot of damage to the conservative movement. Even with all of the commercials, the shows are pretty long and so there is a lot of air to fill. But despite having 2-4 hour time slots, they are structured in such a way that there is never more than 5 minutes at one go. So you have to fill a lot of air time 5 minutes at a time and so no serious deep dive into any subject can ever be made. Meanwhile, the left has things like NPR, paid for by the tax payer where they… Read more »

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  tarstarkas
8 months ago

Then again that could be why the right is good at memes. Modern people don’t have the attention span for deep dives. That puts the left at a serious disadvantage.

I’d rather we be able to dig into topics too, but at least the right has learned to deal with it effectively. Cuckservatives notwithstanding.

ronehjr
ronehjr
8 months ago

“The result is a manic quest to plumb the depth of cultural despair.”

I’m thinking the only thing that will shake us out of this is some outside force that threatens us with imminent destruction. Of course, the state we’re in destruction would not be a surprise.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  ronehjr
8 months ago

You mean the Rona doesn’t threaten us with imminent destruction!? ‘Pon me word, I thought jackals roaming through the streets and devouring putrifying corpses was just ’round the corner…

Tax Slave
Tax Slave
8 months ago

Liberal Democracy was born when reason and intellect guided MEN. The modern mess we’re in is what you get when men and WOMEN are guided (and guiding the flock) by muh feelz. Welcome to the Matriarchy!

james wilson
james wilson
Member
Reply to  Tax Slave
8 months ago

Just looking at the mask wearers we see how easily women are flocked. I will see couples in the market, the female with a mask and the male without. Despite the futility of her position she will not be seen without a mask. Two under forty women I work around wear masks outside as well as gloves, as a religious duty. They both exclaim that they just want people to “get along” which is their genetic imperative as mothers, but as each is not a mother, the duty becomes to see all obey. The relentlessly clever men who rule over… Read more »

Judge Smails
Judge Smails
Reply to  james wilson
8 months ago

This has been discussed on this forum recently – malicious compliance:

A man wore a KKK hood at a grocery store after San Diego County required face masks

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/04/kkk-hood-coronavirus-mask/

Tom K
Tom K
Reply to  Judge Smails
8 months ago

How many men secretly wish themselves under that hood.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Tom K
8 months ago

A lot more than you think. A lot.

Tom K
Tom K
Reply to  abprosper
8 months ago

I hear ya, man.

Tom K
Tom K
Reply to  Judge Smails
8 months ago

At times I have had enormous respect for the work that the Invisible Empire took upon itself. On the other hand, in their heyday their methods were not always conducive to public understanding.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  james wilson
8 months ago

Yep, mask wearers. I’m beginning to take a strong dislike to them. Stores now reopening are requiring them—for employees and customers. Those that require for customers will no longer get my business, albeit wife continues to make excuses for them and patronize them. And, as you alluded to, since I don’t/won’t wear a mask, said wife will contract any disease through me. Logic however is not her highest value.

JimBob
JimBob
Reply to  Compsci
8 months ago

So wear an old pair of underwear partly over your face, keeping the eyes, nose and mouth areas open. I added an old bra to mine.

Let them know you are laughing AT them and not with them.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  Compsci
8 months ago

I’m thinking of doing the underwear mask every time I go out now.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  james wilson
8 months ago

I was in a store the other day that had not yet made masks mandatory. Several women looked at me and muttered to their husbands that they thought everyone should be wearing masks. I really wanted to fake sneeze on them, but why give them a hate orgasm.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  DLS
8 months ago

I would immediately tell my wife to mind her own business. Part of a man’s function is to teach women how to filter their goofiness

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  Tax Slave
8 months ago

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King Tut
King Tut
Reply to  Tax Slave
8 months ago

Long Live Big Mother!!

Alzaebo
Reply to  King Tut
8 months ago

Big Mother Is Watching You

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Tax Slave
8 months ago

Women value consensus and will close ranks to strangle dissent. It’s how they are wired biologically.

james wilson
james wilson
Member
Reply to  MemeWarVet
8 months ago

That understanding is a keeper.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

This is why both the left and the right fear one thing over all others: Our building our own community. They’re terrified of being ignored and, later, abandoned, losing our material production, social capital and their needed foil.

You can always tell that the other side (SJWs, cuckservatives, sandwich fillers, etc.) are full of crap because they never want to build their own community. They only demand that we change our community to fit their needs. They have nothing to offer – and they know it.

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

Amen on that Brother…They can’t produce, build, or create all they can do is be a parasite until they kill off their host…

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Lineman
8 months ago

They will never leave us alone. We have to build communities to keep them out. I have no idea how we’re going to accomplish that, but it’s our only hope. And they will do everything in their power to stop it. They have to. Their world falls apart without us. But if we can create one defensible (and I don’t mean with guns) community, it’s all we need. Just one beachhead of normal whites who push back: 1. Culturally (demand the schools not trash whites, demand churches respect our people, build historical societies that honor past, etc.) 2. Economically (hired… Read more »

UFO
UFO
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

Good ideas, but how do you prevent degeneracy from coming in? The whiter the social group, the more degenerate it is. An all-white environment permits women to be whores, allows people to use recreational drugs. One benefit to Arabs and Pakis moving into my city is that they made the clubbing scene so dreadful that fewer white people want to go out. Back in the 80s things were really wild here. Very few non-white people are “finding themselves” by travelling to Europe and sleeping around and getting blackout drunk every day. The fear is that we create a nice white… Read more »

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  UFO
8 months ago

Whites weren’t always the pansies you see today. We did just fine for thousands of years. Cull the herd, and we can bounce back. I also think witnessing what happens to whites who don’t join the community and live among the brown horde will open some eyes.

It also won’t hurt to keep out the Chosen People. Letting them take control of the media, parts of the gov’t and academia certainly accelerated our demise. They have their own land, let them live there. No hard feelings.

Chad Hayden
Chad Hayden
Reply to  UFO
8 months ago

UFO, the diversity isn’t likely to leave anytime soon. And not too worried about the degeneracy thing – that’s putting the cart before the horse.

If we do get an all-white enclave in the midst of the diversuhtay and an entrepreneurial spirit decides to cater to our community by opening up an all-white [den of degeneracy], I’ll be there with my bat to break the windows and tell him to skip town before I burn it down around his ears. There are dozens of other men here willing to do the same.

3g4m
3g4m
Reply to  UFO
8 months ago

UFO – Read Harold Covington’s books for an idea of what an authoritarian right White government might look like. For at least a generation or two, authoritarianism would be an absolute necessity. Just as the proverbial old testament Jews had to wander around the desert until all those who had been slaves were dead, so too will any White community need to enforce strict and specific community standards. You can’t take people who’ve been raised on the pozz and expect them to suddenly appreciate virtue. There will need to be punishments and – vitally important – expulsions. Banishment.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

Part of it is building a community for us. Nothing fancy, no big houses or nice curtains. Just functional and minimum. That helps keep Lefty at bay. They won’t want to steal things and places that don’t suit them, and we get left alone for us and ours. They won’t want to walk into a room full of people that have none of their allies in it. They won’t want to live in a neighborhood where no one is like them. Our job is to keep our community that way, for ourselves.

Major Hoople
Major Hoople
Member
Reply to  Dutch
8 months ago

You might like this article at americansun on community building and the right..
https://theamericansun.com/2020/05/05/lessons-from-a-mennonite/
We do seem to be lacking an organizing principle, other than a complete disgust with leftist culture and wanting to be left alone. Tho’ sometimes I think that simple sanity would be enough.

Tarl Cabot
Tarl Cabot
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

Your first sentence is correct. They will not leave you alone. The rest is charmingly naive.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Tarl Cabot
8 months ago

So what’s your plan, smart guy?

Men provide alternatives.

BTP
Member
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

Oak Park has been able to accomplish something similar through a remarkable web of financial and legal rules that leverage the logic of integration against the goals of the integrationists. For example, because they are so committed to integrated communities, and because they know that communities flip to non-integrated whenever the racial balance gets too out-of-whack, they create marketing departments that will assign people to apartments based on race. There are a number of other levers they use, important among them is a very dense legal structure that makes getting hold of someone to sue a challenge. There was a… Read more »

Sperg Adjacent
Sperg Adjacent
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

Wignatlas Shrugged

Phoenix
Phoenix
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

Why would they want to build their own community when they have already conquered the whole country…

Guest
Guest
8 months ago

People are still looking at the surface. The stats show there was never a pandemic, and there never was. That is the story. I know people may be bored with it, but there is really no other news that compares. Biden is for our humiliation and to sow chaos and distraction. Proceed from there and don’t care if you’re called a conspiracy nut. If you deviate you are actually part of the problem. Some blogs are starting to continue on with other stuff like this was just another hiccup. Get really radical and call for more divisiveness than just with… Read more »

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  Guest
8 months ago

Biden demonstrates that the leftist hive mind knows it can rule through any president of its choosing. They prefer a sock puppet in the White House…THEIR sock puppet.

Alzaebo
Reply to  Epaminondas
8 months ago

“All white men are creepy like that”

Either it’s more propaganda, or else it’s a sex scandal for cougars. Cripes, the TV audience is getting old.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Epaminondas
8 months ago

The last non-sock puppet before Trump was Reagan. with Obama being the worst. Once they convinced him that glib laziness was intelligent coolness, they could get him to front for anything.

Drake
Drake
Reply to  Guest
8 months ago

It was a bad strain of the flu. They knew how to treat it 3 months ago – with the stuff CNN objected to and Governors banned.

Outdoorspro
Outdoorspro
Reply to  Drake
8 months ago

I’m convinced that if President Trump wanted to fiinally end abortion, all he would have to do is tweet that he loved abortion.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Guest
8 months ago

As an adjunct to this point, I believe elevation of Dr. Fauci to living sainthood is another proof we are living in a de facto gerontocracy.

A sane society would have replaced him 15 years ago. A more humorous society would have laughed this fossil off the podium several weeks ago.

Unfortunately, we live in a dour, insane society that is totally innumerate with a grasp of science that is somewhere between the Dark and Middle Ages. So here we are.

Alzaebo
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
8 months ago

The fact that Fauci worked for, and Brix’s daughter still works for Gates’ vaccine arm gives me the heebie-jeebies.

Mark Stoval
Mark Stoval
8 months ago

At some point in time, one must ask what would be the best path forward for mankind. Certainly the progressive left or the Buckley conservative are both poison to the society. Russia seems to be maintaining a white culture better than the rest of us. I find that ironic. If you care about the future and your decedents, what can we do? What are we to believe? Over at the site where “everyone is high IQ” and there are no “gammas” they claim that Boomers are to blame for everything bad that every happened in all of history. OK, perhaps… Read more »

Screwtape
Screwtape
8 months ago

I see a parallel to the twisted dance of left/right in the old PUA/game praxeology. Namely, the idea of ‘frame’. Simply, frame is the mindset, the psychological internalization that you are the ‘prize’. In politics, it is that your side is Right. But in either case, if you do not believe this and assume the sale, your lack of confidence and conviction means you will not hold frame and thus be pulled into theirs. While neither left not right have a ‘positive vision of the future’, there is a difference that defines the relationship. That is the left creates and… Read more »

Phoenix
Phoenix
Reply to  Screwtape
8 months ago

That whole dissertation can be summed up in one sentence: the right needs to stop following the left’s narratives and create their own.

Lawdog
Lawdog
Member
Reply to  Phoenix
8 months ago

But we just don’t care like they do. They’re obsessed, we’re not, the end.

Nota Bene
Nota Bene
8 months ago

Buckley was squatting athwart his warped, solipsistic view of history, squawking Look At Me. Pass me the more pages of NR.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
8 months ago

If this doesn’t sound like the inner life of a crazy woman, I don’t know what does. Which raises an obvious solution: don’t lose your head.

It’s been said a million times because it’s true— we’re suffering from a testosterone deficit.

HomerB
HomerB
Reply to  Paintersforms
8 months ago

These “crazy” women can serve capably as the handmaidens of the corporatocracy. Here is another one of my favorite forms of communicating reality, an account of a true event. I have this car purchased new, that has rust in two spots due to a design defect. The manufacturer has a multi year “rust through warranty” they tout. I do my research, and said company makes it a practice to dodge warranty claims. Being game, I decide to give it a shot. I contact the dealership, “can you email us pictures?” Sure, and they have my information on file, as they… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  HomerB
8 months ago

This is like an extended version of the 24-hour airline ticket cancelation policy.

Anyone foolish enough to think they will get a refund will be sorely disappointed when they receive a time-limited credit toward a ticket on the same airline.

Member
Reply to  HomerB
8 months ago

One reason for the feminization of the workforce is just this. Sometime, probably back in the 80s, employers figured out that average women, while generally uncreative and dumber than men, were also excellent flaks willing to say and do anything to waste the customer’s time. This is also the genius of Indian call centers. Of course you can’t understand what they’re saying, that’s the point. This is why the globalist business model works so well. You have a small engineering team of smart men somewhere, preferably a country that still doesn’t care too much about Xirls-in-STEM, to design the product,… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
8 months ago

“The thing is, the Left is not indifferent or ignorant to the obvious hypocrisy. They are energized by it. Seeing the conservative apoplexy is what makes them feel alive, because it means they have disrupted and subverted the status quo.” While there are a few around the margins who will be nauseated by the Left’s hypocrisy, they constitute a distinct minority. Most people simply don’t care and that includes moderates and the apolitical. Conservatives never will be more than poseurs and, as you wrote, negative personalities because to do otherwise would force them to admit the system they support is… Read more »

FashGordon
FashGordon
8 months ago

This is why I am a Third Positionist. The red team and the blue team are both anathema to me. The blue team seeks to destroy all that is decent, natural and normal and the red team is too subverted and retarded to meaningfully oppose it’s dancing partner. The right continues to lose ground until the left goes to far and then the right gets power again. But all it does with that power is slow the rot temporarily. It never reverses it. It’s too cowardly, benign and subverted to take the necessary steps. Trump won by talking about deporting… Read more »

Stranger in a strange land
Stranger in a strange land
Reply to  FashGordon
8 months ago

I’m looking for that board to flip. Where is it?

FashGordon
FashGordon
Reply to  Stranger in a strange land
8 months ago

I’d say the most effective way to flip it would be to take the energy and money you would have before spent on the red team and instead apply it to helping build up in our people a collective sense of identity and ethnocentrism. It’s obviously what the ruling class fears the most because it’s what they censor the most. Why does every racial group but whites have racial advocacy organizations? La Raza, ADL, CAIR, SPLC NAACP, etc. Talking about that to people is a good start to flipping it.

Yves Vannes
Yves Vannes
Member
8 months ago

Left/Right, Prog/Cons, Civic/International, BioCultural/BlankSlate, Pastoral/Freakshow…these are all lost souls looking for group cohesion and identity. We’ve been steadily destroying the identities we evolved with for centuries so people have been groping for new ones long before any of us were born. They are all false since none have deep roots in organic tradition. All new identities make attempts at mass appeal with roots that are an inch deep. We now spend our lives playing musical chairs with our identity. We’ve gone from one revolution after another and have completely altered the structure of how our civilization evolved and functioned since… Read more »

FashGordon
FashGordon
Reply to  Yves Vannes
8 months ago

This is possibly the worst thing they have done to us, diluted and made meaningless our American identity. To be an American is now simply to possess a piece of paper that says you are one. It’s big gaping whole in our collective psyche and the lack of any there there has caused a great deal of mental anguish for our people. We are the west, we are Europeans, and we have contributed more to human advancement than any other race by leaps and bounds and we should be damn proud of it. This brainwashing program that we have been… Read more »

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  FashGordon
8 months ago

The Left has largely succeeded in making the case that the Right is crazy (projection, anyone?). That’s what the university is all about, setting in place an academic argument that the Right is crazy. Now the Right tries to argue that it is really the Left that is crazy. The whole country is caught up in this game, fed by the politicians and the media, for their own benefit. If the country is stupid enough to vote for the groper and whatever else follows, so be it. I do not have the time or the energy for this. A path… Read more »

Mark Auld
Mark Auld
Reply to  FashGordon
8 months ago

Flash G.,about a decade ago I had to fill out a govt. form asking for my “social identity “. I wrote N W European in the box even though both sides of my family have been here since the 1600’s. American was no longer an option. I awakened to the fact that I had crossed the river.

FashGordon
FashGordon
Reply to  Mark Auld
8 months ago

We crossed that Rubicon in 1965 friend. Hart-Cellar Act. People just didn’t realize it at the time because it was sold using bald faced lies and it’s effects were slow to materialize. They boiled the frog slowly.

Rwc1963
Rwc1963
8 months ago

First off we have no real Conservative movement. Buckley was controlled opposition much like the current GOP conservative leaders are. Sadly the SR has proven unable to replace the fakes with something real. The Biden dust up is pure Kabuki theatre by the GOP and Conservatives to avoid the real issues that face the country and people. Namely: Illegal immigration Importation of foreign workers to replace Americans The off shoring of critical industry to China which makes us their bitch. They know full well huffing and puffing about this does nothing except distract the base from the ass reaming they… Read more »

Member
8 months ago

Don’t forget the financial aspect to the binary dance.
The radical movement gets money based on a 75 year record of successful political action. Big money always bets on the winning horse, and woke capital loves making money and wrecking normal things simultaneously.
For the establishment right, the ploy has to be different-they always sell outrage porn vaguely promising to “fight” it, which of course never happens because if they actually won there’s no more domestic enemies to fight. The left avoids this because there’s no end to permanent revolution.
On either side, the funds come rolling in…

Judge Smails
Judge Smails
Reply to  Pickle Rick
8 months ago

If I have to hear “I’m fighting for our values” one more time from a RINO hack politician, I am going to puke.

G Lordon Giddy
G Lordon Giddy
8 months ago

I used to get fired up over the calling out of hypocrisy by the Fox News hosts and Rush Limbaugh now I just grow weary of it all. Nothing positive comes from the 24/7 media parade. I think some of that calling out reactionary stuff is ok but it has to be somewhat informative not just constant shouting hypocricy!! I can take a little of Tucker Carlson but not Shaun Hannity. And the left really does enjoy causing normal people to be enraged. Normal people were once offended by Elvis giratting his pelvis. Now it takes homosexual sex on the… Read more »

sirlancelot
sirlancelot
8 months ago

Of course this phoney battle between left and right is just theater for the masses. Washington DC has turned into the WWF. Both sides engage in over the top theatrics performing for the crowd and then go have a beer after the show.

The left is steering this ship down the path of degeneracy and white replacement. Any serious opposition is met with lies , deceit , subversion and even death. Until the left gets any serious opposition the good ship USS America will continue sinking.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  sirlancelot
8 months ago

The engine room is already flooded. The Fed will eventually have to buy nearly every bond out there. Within a couple years it will have a balance sheet approaching $30 Trillion. So I guess we don’t have to pay taxes right? Over 5000 years of recorded human history and humanity has finally figured out how to credit money to keep everything going, from pensions to airlines to govt. budgets without a downside. To to think everyone had to get up and work for a living and pay taxes over countless generations….

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
8 months ago

There’s no such thing as a conservative anymore. We have conservatives going full #metoo on Biden. Sorry lady, was the post of VP not enough for you to come out with this? She should be mocked and ridiculed for a 30 year after the fact groping recount, not slobbered over by the Sean Hannitys’ of the world. I haven’t seen Hannity but I know he’s slobbering in outrage. Yesterday the Treasury Dept. (led by the orange demigod of conservatism) took out another $3 Trillion loan. Not even a peep. Not even an eyebrow raised. So, how exactly is the modern… Read more »

TomA
TomA
8 months ago

Another Pulitzer Prize worthy blog post. Yes, we are a dysfunctional society and culture. Yes, this insanity is self-reinforcing and fecund. Yes, it is prima facia evidence that we are deteriorating as a species. And finally, yes, if we are to survive as a species, we must return to the original model of evolution in which the gene pool is cleansed of negative traits that reduce our robustness.

Major Hoople
Major Hoople
Member
Reply to  TomA
8 months ago

We ought to nominate Z for a Pulitzer for commentary. Just for the fun of having the judges read his essays.

usNthem
usNthem
8 months ago

The left/libs may very well be energized by their hypocrisy and feed off the right’s reaction/outrage over it. It’s surely tiresome these days to still listen to Rush et al talk about it over and over, as if it even matters anymore. If there are no consequences for the hypocrisy, who cares? The left almost always get what they want in the end anyway.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
8 months ago

“This is explicit today in the grievance studies rackets, where they endlessly go on about disrupting and overturning what they imagine to be their oppressors. It’s all about opposition to normal human relations.”

Exactly. And a couple of bumper stickers serve as evidence: “Subvert the dominant paradigm.” and “Why be normal?”

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
8 months ago

Perhaps two negative identities can generate a positive. The positive identity is, of course, the Balkanization of the Western world into more or less homogeneous ethnostates and ethno-city states. Rather than the current regime of large, diverse nations riven by inner cultural strife bending the knee to global organizations, there would be a minutely particulated mosaic of fully independent polities concerned almost exclusively with the well-being of their own citizens. I think this positive identity could be rendered rather pulchritudinously, indeed.

Maus
Maus
8 months ago

The fundamental distinction shouldn’t be radical vs. conservative or Left vs. Right. It should be Truth Seeker vs. Power Seeker. The former is oriented to the transcendental values of truth, beauty and goodness. As Joey Junger pointed out, studies show that conservatives are happier in general. This makes sense, as they are more cognizant of the transcendentals. Even a small, fleeting experience of truth or beauty brings joy. In contrast, the life of a power-seeking radical is, as Severian has put it well, merely to eat, sleep, rut and strut. There can never be enough fame, glory, and riches; a… Read more »

Gravity Denier
Gravity Denier
8 months ago

The play goes on and on because both radicals and conservatives are comfortable with their roles: in this corner, the Destroyers; in that corner, the Complainers. Destruction — of tradition, of values, of relationships — is kind of fun for radicals. It’s easy, because it’s a painstaking slog to build social norms that work most of the time for most people, and a cinch to knock them down once you get a little momentum going. And the radical gets an ego massage out of the iconoclasm: I am the future! I am progress! I will never run out of projects… Read more »

Allen
Allen
8 months ago

The big difference between the left and the right in the US is that the left always has concrete policy objectives. Standing there yelling “stop!” is useless. One simple approach is to rescind any policy gains the left has made whenever the right can. The fact that they never do this should tell people something. Winning the debate is fine for the high school debate club, but the reality on the ground always wins out.

RoBG(feeling poorly)
RoBG(feeling poorly)
Reply to  Allen
8 months ago

Indeed. The yelling “stop!” turned out to be theater as was made clear when the so-called “conservatives” held the House, the Senate, and the Presidency for two years and did SFA on the issues they campaigned on for eight years. One thing you can say for the left is that they act on their issues. In present-day USA All politics is theater. The winners are always the same: Wall Street, the Banksters (TOO BIG TO FAIL!!!) and the multinational corporations.

Judge Smails
Judge Smails
Reply to  Allen
8 months ago

How many Republicans spent years running on the issue of repealing Obama care and then did nothing when Trump said he would sign the bill. McCain didn’t let brain cancer deter him from actually saving it in his final official act.

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Allen
8 months ago

The big difference between the left and the right in the US is that the left always has concrete policy objectives

Good observation. Specific objectives lets you see if you’re succeeding or not. Fluffy talk does the opposite.

Frip
Member
8 months ago

Zman: “Take, for example, the issue with Joe Biden…The thing is, the Left is not indifferent or ignorant to the obvious hypocrisy. They are energized by it. Seeing the conservative apoplexy is what makes them feel alive, because it means they have disrupted and subverted the status quo.” True, but not with the Biden example or other instances of their hypocrisy being exposed. Hypocricy is a bad look for anyone. The Left is energized by outraging the bourgeoisie Right by weirding-up tradition. Not by one of their own f*cking up their own agenda. (I’ll give you that the Left may… Read more »

RoBG(I really am poorly
RoBG(I really am poorly
Reply to  thezman
8 months ago

The official narratives give each side a (plausible? useful?) backstop while the trajectory is always in one direction. Both sides mock us relentlessly because, sadly, their constituents respond to soundbites and promises rather than effort or results.

Dave
Dave
8 months ago

Bill Clinton and Joe Biden can fondle women with impunity because feminism is just the Ladies Auxiliary of the Democratic Party.

Conservatives cannot say that; they must pander to female voters by pretending, or actually believing, that feminism is something good.

Anotheranon
Anotheranon
8 months ago

Best essay of all. Modern Leftie can’t tell you why a particular stand is appealing, but they do intuitively grasp what maximizes cognitive dissonance – and jump on it! Rightie’s attempt to reconcile the Left’s actions with Leftie’s “principles” is a submissive maneouver. Twitter conservatives find it endlessly amusing to return “rules for radicals” scrutiny back in Leftie’s face, but it’s only because they have no other framework from which to attack in a meaningful way. Because conservatism has no philosophical basis – it is barren. Ultimately, the Buckley ”Conservatives“ want the same thing as Leftists – to utilize the… Read more »

vroom
vroom
8 months ago

Off topic:

NRx founder Curtis Yarvin literally crying:

http://www.renegadetribune.com/the-crocodile-tears-of-curtis-yarvin/

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
8 months ago

Scientist Whose Doomsday Models Sparked Global Lockdown Resigns After Breaking Quarantine To Bang Married Lover

https://www.zerohedge.com/health/scientist-whose-doomsday-models-prompted-worldwide-lockdown-broke-quarantine-bang-married

Anyone else remember the end of Fargo?

That fate would be too pleasant for this pond scum.

La La Land
La La Land
8 months ago

This is a really good post. So many “own the libs” articles are breathlessly written from the point of “we’ve got them this time!” without realizing that hypocrisy doesn’t faze the left at all. The left is a perfect lesson of what Z argues: first make war, then establish principles AFTER you win. The left has no principles, so it doesn’t see hypocrisy: it only wants to win. I know Takimag might not be looked on too favorably here, but I still like many of their writers, especially David Cole: https://www.takimag.com/article/the-hunt-for-dystopia-dnaenae/ The article does a great job revealing what progressives… Read more »

slumlord
slumlord
8 months ago

Another very good post. Though I wouldn’t say the left has a purely negative identity of itself. Seeing conservatives get all upset is part of the fun, but the fact that society IS drifting in their preferred direction means that something is positively driving it that way. Stuff that was considered insane by nearly everyone a few years ago is now social policy. It didn’t happen by accident. The problem with conservatism is that it is not an ideology but a justification of a temperament. That’s why conservatives can exist within the communist party, something that would be logically inconsistent… Read more »