Democracy makes you into zombie


Ideas not only change how we think about a certain subject, but provide us a template for thinking about all subjects. If an idea turns out to be powerful, or to give us justification or license for certain behaviors we desired anyway, we seize it like a tool or weapon and wield it wherever we can make it fit the subject.

Democracy is the most powerful idea of later civilization. Having lost its initial impetus which arose from the need to make civilization itself work, the society becomes lazy and bloated, justifying this inattention by believing itself to be the greatest empire on earth. The citizens want to earn more money or be more powerful and so they seize power, and in order to unite the herd, they chooses the idea with broadest appeal: “everyone is equal, and therefore, we are only weak and many because the others oppressed us, so let’s do away with better people and focus on a mediocre minimum.”

This idea makes many women swoon and appeals to the young and those who have found life did not work out as they expected. This group has a gap between the real and the ideal to explain, and instead of making themselves more realistic to solve the problem, they scapegoat the rich, powerful and intelligent. Psychologically this thought is like crack because in one fell swoop, it explains all of their shortcomings and gives them a purpose — which they previously lacked — in life.

Through this ideology of equality, democracy infects even many of those who claim to oppose it. They cannot escape the mental programming that all people are the same, and therefore, all they need is the right System to control those people and make them do what “should” be. It takes years of thoughtful contemplation to figure out where this idea goes wrong, and to realize that instead of viewing people as many equal units, they must be seen as an ecosystem or large family with different roles in which no one is responsible for the success of everyone.

Ideology serves as a reality substitute and a replacement of the great void of life, formed of the questions of what one should do with irreplaceable time and how to deal with the pressures from others. This includes the mightily feared “judgment” of the individual and its achievements. Equality is a form of pacifism, or a desire to cease the risk and struggle of conflict, and to bribe others with promises of brotherhood and peace so they do not attack. Socialism is the same; it works by buying off the workers so they do not riot, unionize or otherwise disrupt as they are prone to do.

All of those ideologies serve a single role, which is to excuse humans from having to get their act together. Quality demands struggle, conflict, discipline and self-refinement; equality says there is no reason to improve, and since the individual is equal as it is, people can indulge in whatever illusions they find comforting instead of discovering reality. At the heart of every liberal philosophy hides this desire.

The West has been driven insane by this impossible dream because it corrupts the minds of those in its grasp. They see life as a task of finding self-expression, when they should find self-discipline; they look toward society as an omnipotent group which solves all problems through uniform solutions. Even the great anti-hero of democracy, Adolf Hitler, held on to many of these illusions and they drove him mad as they have every other leader.

Democracy is an unworkable fiction. It always has been. Most people are crazy until they self-discipline; democracy removes knowledge of this need. People in groups choose easy compromises over hard truths; democracy legitimizes this process. The ideology of all people being equal creates a pervasive guilt and paranoia in all people, and it makes them existentially miserable. They turn to fetishes, greed, and inanity to escape, but nothing can save them.

We live in a time that is thoroughly sick with this deep mental illness. Sanity is considered insane because insanity is mandated to be normal and sane. The paradox breaks people, starting with the most intelligent. While democracy has bungled every decision it has been handed, it has also muddled and distorted the minds of its citizens, so that now misery rules the land but no one will admit it.

The first step in escaping this mental disease is to realize that most people are the cause of their own misfortunes. Were they to discipline their approach and try to be realistic, they would in time get used to that. But throughout history, most people have fought tooth and nail against this type of humility and reverence for life. They want to worship only one god, and that is themselves. To them, reality is a competitor and an enemy.

When confronting this illusion — democracy, egalitarianism, socialism, pluralism — this first step enables a person to realize that the few who have their minds disciplined, and the ability to lead, should rule us. The rest will only screw it up if given power, and will in fact deliberately do so because a dysfunctional society camouflages their own personal dysfunction. The illusion is just common weakness disguised as profundity.

Democracy makes people into zombies by making them dependent on ideology. It destroys their self-esteem by judging them only by external traits, and not giving them credit for who they are; it creates a world so vapid it drives people into a fury of self-loathing. And yet, without equality, they think they will be judged and found wanting, so like addicts they return to the needle even as it kills them.

The West is currently winding down. Like every society before it, it has collapsed, probably because its wealth allowed illusion to be as successful as realism, and then it went down the path of democracy. We still have a chance to save ourselves, but the biggest battle is in our heads, to rid ourselves of the insanity before it drives us into lashing out, failing and then self-destructing.

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20 Responses to “Democracy makes you into zombie”

  1. -A says:

    Very true words, Brett. Be careful not to fetishize democracy. So long as the intelligent to not lose their minds and win the inner conflict (where democracy is concerned) then perhaps a third world tyranny could be manipulated by these people to become something better? I suppose, if it is done in time, the same could be said of democracy as well.

  2. crow says:

    Democracy is a dyke to keep Reality out.
    It can leak for a long time, without anything serious happening, but with enough leaks, and too few people being bothered to maintain it, it one day lets go with an unstoppable finality.
    As the millions and minions thrash and drown, the few still able to adapt, and resist the impulse to panic, find they can go with it, as distant memories resurface from forgotten depths: they were sea creatures first, after all, before they decided improve on their design, and crawl out onto land.

  3. MeToo says:

    “We still have a chance to save ourselves…”

    I am not so sure. It looks to me, anyway, as if the momentum toward a giant implosion is picking up speed. Mother Nature will decide who lasts and who doesn’t. I’m not saying “Eat, drink and be merry”, but simply we shouldn’t pin our hopes on some magical “Yes! let’s pull our socks up and it’ll all be fine!” thinking.

    I like this essay a lot in any case.

    • It looks to me, anyway, as if the momentum toward a giant implosion is picking up speed.

      Let’s hope so. Failure of democracy means legitimization of other ways of life.

      • Dualist says:

        Certainly. In fact, it appears to be the ONLY solution, because it doesn’t look like the electorate are ever going to vote for sane choices.

        But we want the collapse to happen while there’s still time to regenerate society, not a collapse occurring because we are now minorities in our own lands, and were Muzzies simply replace Democracy with Sharia.

  4. AOL says:

    *In the spirit of Michael King(aka Martin L. King), the following speech is mostly a work of plagiarism.

    I HAVE A DREAM 2016.

    I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration of truth in the history of the internet..

    Six score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation so that black slaves would be freed and sent back to Africa in full understanding of the long-term danger posed by the naturally more aggressive and physically stronger Negro race against the white race. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of whites who wished to spare their descendants of the hellfire of black lust, aggression, and criminality that would engulf this nation if the Negro Problem weren’t solved.

    But one hundred fifty years later, the white man is still not free of the wild Negro. One hundred years fifty years later, the life of the European-American is still sadly brutalized by the fists of Negro thugs and ravaged by the violence of interracial lust. One hundred fifty years later, the white American is robbed, raped, and murdered on the streets and in his home by black invaders or conned by liberal Jewish elites who use the Magic Negro myth to guilt-bait, intimidate, and silence white folks. One hundred fifty years later, the Negro still doesn’t show any sign that he could maintain, let alone create, a functional civilization. And so I’ve come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

    In a sense we’ve come to realize that the Negro’s check isn’t worth a dime except for bouncing like a basketball. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were hoping Americans of the future wouldn’t be so naive as to think high ideals could ever apply to Negroes whose nature was closer to childish savages than to civilized men. This note was a promise that all men, except black men genetically prone to rage and aggression, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights” of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It is obvious today that America has neglected the realistic intentions of the Founders, insofar as her white citizens have discovered since the 60s that integration with blacks means more burglary, bullying, theft, sexual assault, and murder. Instead of honoring the sacred obligation of racial and cultural preservation and survival, America has handed the Negro a blank check to run riot with, which is one of the major reasons why this nation is going bankrupt.

    But we refuse to believe that the well of naive good intentions has run dry. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the vaults for more affirmative action, welfare, section 8 housing, and free-everything-else for the Negroes. And so, we’ve come to rely on Jewish financial wizardry and borrowing from the Chinese to write more blank checks with which Negroes can run wild and act like rap music pimps and thugs while the white middle class keeps shrinking and white working class is almost no more. Because we refuse to face up to reality, the Negro is now laughing at the white man as a ‘faggoty ass white boy’.

    It is now time to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of abstract idealism or to swallow the opiate of empty hope. Now is the time to be real about racial differences and what they mean to the future of democracy. Now is the time to reject the dark and dangerous alley of integration for the sunlit path of white racial community, survival, and security. Now is the time to save our nation from the encroaching jungle of racial thuggery and to set our feet on the solid rock of Western Civilization. Now is the time to make racial survival and justice a reality for all white people threatened, robbed, raped, and attacked by the stronger, fiercer, crazier, and more aggressive blacks.

    It would be fatal for white Americans to overlook the emergency of the moment. How many sweltering summers of ‘teen’ and ‘youth’ mob violence will have to pass before there is an invigorating autumn of reality and sobriety? 2016 is not an end but a beginning. And those who hope that the Negro is now content because Obama is president will have a rude awakening as the Negro, by his childish and rude nature, will simply demand mo’ and mo’. And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the white folks come together in realization that the physically stronger, intellectually shadier, and temperamentally wilder Negro is not only difficult to integrate with but is genetically programmed to destroy civilization. The whirlwinds of Negro crime, intimidation, and riots will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of truth emerges.

    This I must say to my people, who stand on the threshold peering into the doom of racial humiliation and extinction: In the process of regaining our rightful place, we must guard ourselves from misleading ideas. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom and pride by drinking from the false cup of Zio-neoconservatism whose ultimate agenda converges with their liberal brethren’s. We must forever conduct our struggle with clarity, focus, and discipline; we must always be mindful to separate the wheat from the chaff. We must also not allow our creative crusade to degenerate into thuggery of the likes expressed by neo-Nazis and the KKK. Again and again, we must rise to the noble heights of meeting Liberal Venality and Negro Thuggery with White Might.
    The marvelous new militancy that defines an awakening white America must not lead us to a denigration of all blacks, for some Negroes, as evidenced by their own tribalism, have come to realize that their destinies are not compatible with our destiny. As blacks have a right to be free as blacks and Jews have a right to be free as Jews, we have a right to be free as whites, and that means each people must have a world of their own.

    We can walk alone safely in a mostly white community, but try walking in a neighborhood with too many Negroes!
    And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always walk away from Negroes and ensure Negroes will not walk to where we live for we’ve had it up to here with Negro violence and thuggery. We must not turn back but must turn away the black.

    There are those who are asking the devotees of white rights, “When will you be satisfied?” We can never be satisfied as long as the white man is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of Negro thuggery. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, bruised from Negro fist and stained with Negro spit and cum, cannot find refuge from the howling madness of the ‘Ni**a’. We cannot be satisfied as long as Section 8 Housing plants violent and dangerous Negroes on our doorsteps. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their pride and manhood by sports teams whose defacto policy is ‘Negro Only’ and by affirmative action whose motto is ‘Poor Whites and Dogs Need Not Apply’. We cannot be satisfied as long as a white person in Mississippi cannot walk safely and a white person in New York, unless he happens to be a rich Jew or liberal wasp, watches helplessly as the entire nation is being stolen by Wall Street banksters and Mean Street Negroes. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until a revitalized white juggernaut steamrolls over Negroes to reclaim the nation for freedom loving noble Western peoples.
    I am mindful that some of you have suffered great trials and tribulations. Some of you have been anal-gang-raped in prison by Negroes with huge penises. And some of you have come from areas where your quest — quest for safety from black thuggery left you burned by flames of witch-hunting hysteria and staggered by the winds of political correctness. You have been the veterans of collective suffering orchestrated liberal Jews and Wasps. Continue to work with the conviction that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the white communities of northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Spread the word that affluent white people in safe communities must care for less fortunate fellow white folks who are oppressed by biological slavery that favors the smarter Jews and stronger Negroes.

    Let us not lose ourselves in the alley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.

    And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

    I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” My dream is white people will realize that by ‘all men’, Jefferson meant all white men, for this is what he said of black people: “Even black men prefer white women over their own, just as orangutans prefer black women over their own.” Jefferson also said, “in memory they(blacks) are equal to the whites; in reason much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid; and that in imagination they are dull, tasteless, and anomalous.” It sure explains the rise of rap music and the need of affirmative action for black students. Given MLK’s penchant for plagiarism, I have a dream that people rise up and see him as the fraud that he was.

    I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the descendants of former slave owners will no longer be beaten, bullied, robbed, and have their white girlfriends stolen by descendants of former slaves. I have a dream that white people can sit at their own tables because too many blacks, even in places of higher education, have no table manners and act worse than animals.

    I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of black violence, sweltering with the heat of black contempt for white boys and lust for white women, will be transformed into an oasis for decent peace-loving white folks. .

    I have a dream that all little white children will one day live in a nation where they will not be discriminated by the color of their skin according to the dictates of affirmative action but instead grow up with white consciousness and pride and unite and fight to create a new republic where they will be free from globalist exploitation and black crime.

    I have a dream today!

    I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious black thugs, with its leaders having their lips dripping with the phony words of “inclusion” and “diversity” — one day right there in Alabama little white boys and white girls will be protected from the fists of big black boys and black girls.

    I have a dream today!

    I have a dream that one day every alley shall be safe, and every street and town square shall be made habitable, the rough cities will be made decent, and the crooked Jews will be replaced by straight whites; and the glory of the racial justice and survival will radiate from the happy faces of every white person.

    This is our hope, and this is the faith that I come to you with.

    With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of disrepair a monument of hope – instead of paying a Chinese guy to hew out of a mountain the semblance of MLK that looks like a Negro Mao as a night club bouncer. With this faith, we will be able to rid this nation of the jiving discords of crazy blacks and restore the beautiful symphony of Western civilization. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together(without getting your ass buggered by a big-dicked Negro), to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

    I have a dream that all Americans will come to know that MLK was a shill for globo-Zionists. How is it that this great prophet of justice didn’t have an ounce of sympathy for Palestinians? Gee, my brothers and sisters, could it have been Zionists stuffed his pocket with lots of dough?

    I have a dream that all American will come to know that MLK wasn’t just a womanizer but a serial womanizer and thug who not only slept with countless women but beat them up and bragged about it. Some man of peace!

    I have a dream that all Americans will come to know that MLK worked closely with communists whose main agenda was to subvert white power to pave the way for globo-supremacism.

    I have a dream that all Americans will come to know that MLK’s family members are petty, greedy, and mediocrities who are financially feeding off their father’s legacy like Negroes feed on watermelons and fried chicken.

    I have a dream that all Americans will come to know MLK, the man who beat up women and bragged about it, was no man of peace but merely pulled a Trojan Horse trick to fool whitey with the hope of racial peace. He knew full well that racial equality will mean a whole bunch of Muhammad Alis in every school and street in America beating up white boys and taking white girls.

    I have a dream that all Americans will come to know that neocons who’ve taken over the conservative movement are also a cabal of globo-supremacists who are using the MLK cult to undermine and destroy any and all signs of white interests and white power.

    And this will be the day — this will be the day when all white Americans will be able to sing with new meaning:

    My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Of thee I sing because my son will no longer be beaten by Negro kids and my daughter will no longer be raped by Negro thugs.

    Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim’s pride. Because if the original founders of America could see what has become of America – dominated by globalist Jews and arrogant Negroes – they would just puke.

    From every mountainside, let freedom ring! Let freedom ring. And may gunfire ring even louder for freedom grows out of the barrel of a gun like the Chinaman Chairman said.

    And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. It must be true because ever since Negroes were given the opportunity to live as equal citizens, they’ve ruined one city after another and cost all of us dearly.

    And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Yes, so how depressing that NH went for Romney than Ron Paul.

    Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Yes, let’s reclaim NY for America away from the globalist Jews who use it to destroy all of white America.

    Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania. Yes, let’s end affirmative action that hurts ‘poor white trash’ – what Jewish liberals call lower class white people – in the Alleghenies.

    Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado. Yes, but as there aren’t too many Negroes up there, I’d say that part of America is pretty free as it is.

    Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California. Yes, but with Negroes, gays, Hispanics, whites, and Asians all divided in that state, I have no clue how the shit will hit the fan over there.

    But not only that:

    Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. Yes, and there is no greater freedom than being freed from Negro thuggery!

    Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee. Yes, because if Tennessee keeps progressing like it is, white folks will all have to run to mountaintops to be safe from Negro crime and thuggery.

    Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. Yes, but with so many Negroes, I pray for white folks in that state. Few yrs back, a bunch of black kids beat up a white kid but blacks marched for ‘racial justice’ with full support of Jewish-controlled media. That is the true legacy of the so-called ‘Civil Rights Movement’.

    From every mountainside, let freedom ring. Yes, and let the words be “Negroes are stronger, dumber, and more aggressive than whites, and so white people have the racial right to be freed from Negro biological slavery.”

    And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all white people will be freed from black physical violence and Jewish intellectual/economic violence. And then we will no longer have to say with much grief:

    There goes the neighborhood! There goes the neighborhood!!

    • “I have a dream that someday, my people will serve the Great White Altruistic Ego Reich, and in doing so, will obliterate themselves and be bred into a generic, grey, cultureless third-world population.”

    • Doug says:

      Apparently it has come to light that he was a Trekkie, much to the horror of liberals, so of course a narrative of “it was only because of the black lady” had to be formalized:'s_favorite_TV_show

      • Dualist says:

        Seriously though, Star Trek is the ultimate liberal fantasy, so I would have thought they’d be happy with that. One world government, no religion, technocratism etc?

        It’s funny, why is it soooo uncool to like Star Trek? I remember I once started going-out with this girl, and I told her all the darkest secrets of my past. EXCEPT one: I hid all my old TNG DVD’s in a different house! Lol!

        Who couldn’t take this seriously?:

    • Dualist says:


      At first I thought you were probably a liberal Jew trying to trick us into implicitly saying we were secretly motivated by envy of blacks because they are often physically stronger than whites. (Or even because they regularly possess monsterdicks!)

      Or to trick us into admitting rich whites should support poorer ones, hence undermining some of our arguments against re-distributive socialism.

      But, giving you the benefit of the doubt, thank you!

      This is a great piece – because any liberal who disagrees with these sentiments also, de facto, disagrees with MLK’s too.

  5. Dualist says:

    You’ve nailed the problem, and done so in the most superb prose, too. This article conclusively describes the Hydra-like nature of the beast – and removes all of its heads in one fell swoop. The real problem is “egalitarianism, socialism, pluralism”, with modern social democracy being merely the ‘logical’ outcome of those illusions.

    We simply need to have the best people in charge. That’s it. This alone would mean the end of the mindless, unrealistic polices that have eroded our nations, and us. So, clearly, the first step in achieving this is (re)-introducing a system that [i] identifies [/i] the best.

    The ancient Chinese had a system of rigorous, competitive educational testing (that also fostered the formation of character) to identify the best candidates for their Civil Service: those that only did well in their local exams went on to work for the local civil service. Those that did well in the regional ones worked in the regional administration. Those that did well in the national ones, advised the Emperor on his policy. The result of this was that they had an unbroken line of greatness that lasted for 3000 years.

    So how do we achieve this ourselves? Hereditary aristocracy is certainly NOT the way to put the best in charge. A quick glance at the Wikipedia article for a random early-19th century lord, the 7th Earl of Cardigan, shows us the problems:

    Firstly, as an aristocrat, Brudenell was automatically given a place at Oxford – and wasn’t expected to pass any exams. Then:

    “In February 1818, during his last term at Oxford, and again following his father’s wishes, he became Member of Parliament (MP) for Marlborough, a pocket borough owned by his cousin Charles, Earl of Ailesbury. The intention was to give Brudenell a grounding in parliamentary affairs before, eventually, he would take his place in the House of Lords……

    ….On his return Brudenell took his seat in the House of Commons, naturally on the ruling, Tory, side of the House. His contribution to government was minimal: he served with parliamentarians, such as Canning, Peel and Castlereagh, of great commitment and intellect and he could offer nothing to compete. On one issue, however, he made a stand. In 1829 his party introduced a bill allowing limited Catholic emancipation but his patron, cousin Charles, instructed him to oppose it. In three crucial votes Brudenell abstained, because of his admiration for Wellington, the bill’s sponsor, and in consequence he was thrown out of his seat. His return to parliament in 1830 cost him dearly. After his earlier disobedience he could not expect to be handed a pocket borough so, instead, he had to buy his own. He was elected member for Fowey, Cornwall, at a cost of at least £5,000 (about £400,000 in today’s money).

    This sum, however, was not well spent: in 1832, the seat was one of those identified in the Reform Act for correction of such malpractices and he was thrown out again. He fought the family’s local constituency of Northamptonshire North, newly created in the reforms, in 1832 but despite holding the advantage that many of the electors were dependent on family’s patronage and goodwill, the campaign did not go smoothly. On 12 September in Wellingborough he was beaten up and “considerabl[y]” injured while campaigning. As a precaution he distributed about £20,000 (equivalent to some £1,660,000 today) among the electorate and the seat was won, albeit as “junior member” to his Whig rival. In 1837 he inherited the earldom from his father.”

    This was the chap who went on to make the garbled order for the ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’.

    But as well as showing us the problems with hereditary aristocracy, this story also shows us the vital importance of those in society having healthy values and morals: if a candidate offered the (then few) local electors £1.6m today, the only risk to his physical wellbeing would be when they snapped his hands off!

    The (earlier) Athenian model of democracy, for example, can’t really be compared to ours, as it was not based on the all false premises that our modern democracy is. Also, those elected to positions of State would be held personally accountable for the results of their polices, another vital difference to what we now have. But most importantly, the electorate used (mythologised) examples such as Achilles and Agamemnon as their paradigms of Virtue and Wisdom, instead of John Lennon and Kim Kardashian.

    So I would like to ask you two things: Firstly, how do you suggest we get true conservatives in power? Secondly, if you were president tomorrow, what system would you foster to take us from were we are today (with the worst people running the show) to one were the best are in charge, but that also prevents any of their idiot sons from undoing all the good their fathers achieved? I hope you understand I am not trying to ‘catch you out’, I am simply very interested to hear your suggestions on such crucial matters.

    Because the Alt-Right has now done all the criticism of the current system that is necessary: if anybody could read the above article and still agree that egalitarianism and pluralism are good ideas, then nothing will ever change their minds. Instead, we now need to spend more time thinking about real-world solutions – [i] realistic [/i] short-term ones to get Traditionalists in power before its too late, and then long-term ones which ‘we’ would then implement. Because if we can’t do both of these things, we might as well all stop talking and just buy enough foreign properties so that we and our families can watch the collapse from a safe distance…..

    • The real problem is “egalitarianism, socialism, pluralism”, with modern social democracy being merely the ‘logical’ outcome of those illusions.

      And it has its root in individualism, or the individual first as a replacement for transcendental or long term optimal goals, which came about with The Enlightenment™.

      I screwed up the code for italics. Try:


      I get these different markup systems confused apparently. Sorry about that!

      • Dualist says:

        Most definitely. Socialism, egalitarianism and pluralism simply couldn’t exist without individualism first being on the scene.

        And in my view, individualism itself stems from Luther’s doctrine of Personal Judgment. He basically decided: as long as you act in line with YOUR personal interpretation of morality (or anything), even if it disagrees with all the Great Authorities of the past and with the Traditions of your culture – then that’s fine.

        Like Henry VIII said, on hearing about Tyndale’s English translation of The Bible: “even the pot-boy is going to have an opinion now!”

        As for the rest of what I said, please do write an article about it, if you get the time. Nobody on the Alt-Right is actually making realistic, concrete suggestions to help us get real conservatives in power before it’s too late (given the influence of the media against us etc.) and I feel you are the right man to start bucking the trend.

        • He basically decided: as long as you act in line with YOUR personal interpretation of morality (or anything), even if it disagrees with all the Great Authorities of the past and with the Traditions of your culture – then that’s fine.

          I see it as even more basic than that. Individualism separates choice of action from results. You choose because it is what you want, not because it will achieve good goals, and then you rationalize it as upholding the right intent, which is a precursor to ideology.

          I hope to write some such thing as you suggest. Our problem now is — as is the case of most majorities defending ourselves — we do not know, specifically, what we want. If the leading conservatives were to agree on post-democracy, free markets and nationalism, we could achieve a seizure of power overnight. But we are divided among ourselves.

          • crow says:

            That quoted passage sums it up perfectly.
            The essence of all that’s wrong with human society.
            Personal Judgment has you omitting to ever judge yourself, and instead judge everybody else for how they differ from, and are not, oneself. There’s a recipe for mental illness, if ever there was one.

            I sometimes entertain the possibility that Moses mislaid the first, and most important commandment, on his way down the mountain:

            “And the Lord said: It’s None Of Your Business!”

          • Dualist says:

            I agree again, though we could also use an even more basic word to describe “You choose because it is what you want, not because it will achieve good goals, and then you rationalize it as upholding the right intent”:


            Your second paragraph is also all-too true. This is why I always bang on about healthy, fundamental beliefs, even if this is simply agreeing ‘Good to the Good’ – it is those that ALLOW us to form healthy, society-wide AIMS. If we don’t have good, shared aims then we have nothing to apply a realistic approach TOWARDS. Liberalism, on the other hand, shows us the the worst of both worlds: having bad aims, that are not even realistic in themselves, and using unrealistic methods to achieve them.

            [As usual, my Luddite tendency means you will have to read CAPS as a mild, italicised emphasis rather than a shout.]

  6. PubliusMN says:

    Another great essay. Wow. Thanks for befriending me on FB and Twitter also –
    Anyway, yes, democracy is a sick religion. That was driven home to me today when I argued with a liberal/leftist (and self-professed LGBT) woman from England. She supports flooding her nation with Islamic refugees. When I pointed out that she was endangering herself as a liberal, her response was simply that she has “faith” in democracy, and that “not all Muslims are bad.”
    That’s it – she admitted it is a faith. I tried to point out that history and increasing numbers of facts proved that it wouldn’t work out.
    She then said that my mean responses “proved” that she was right. I couldn’t really follow her line of reasoning.

    • When I pointed out that she was endangering herself as a liberal, her response was simply that she has “faith” in democracy, and that “not all Muslims are bad.”

      In other words: non sequiturs.

      Whether not all Muslims are bad or not, mass immigration is a danger that genocides the existing population.

      Whether one has faith in democracy or not, bad decisions mean bad consequences. And would democracy ever un-do this mess?

  7. Tucken2.0 says:

    I always fancied the term ‘undead’ and its always humanoid creatures that turn ‘undead’.

  8. […] Brett Stevens waxes (almost) poetic here in Democracy makes you into zombie: […]

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