After decades of slumber, the Right finally snapped out of its libertarian rearguard advocacy of markets and defense, and went on the offensive to try to prevent demographic replacement from permanently eliminating it in Europe and America.
Instead of enjoying this head of steam, however, many Rightists — who have convinced themselves that the Right stands for “individualism,” or “no one can tell me that I can’t do what I want” — have focused on making names for themselves by bleating out simplistic, crowd-friendly ideas.
Naturally this kills the Right, which is based not on individualism but in paying attention to reality and humbling ourselves by adapting to it, instead of projecting our drama all over it and demanding that it (and other people) conform to our desires.
A typical defeat for the Right involves its “big tent” splintering upon the laser-like onslaught of Leftism, which is focused on a single idea and therefore is more powerful. When it splinters, the Right fragments into as many viewpoints as there are personalities.
These personalities then go around like tent revival preachers, each telling you his or her big theory of how the world can be perfected. These ideas take the form of something like ideology, in that they identify a bad, a single solution to it, and a vision of what will occur.
Most of these people simply want profit, usually in the form of attention. They want to be the big shots. Especially on the internet, they become audience queens, attracting a flock of devoted zombies who then engage in the post-modern equivalent of worship, which is the handing over of their own mental agency to someone else and the ideas that person promotes, even if those ideas in turn are there to sell a product (book, video, audio, or social media celebrity status).
Here are some zombie cults you can join if you want to destroy yourself and the Right at the same time:
You ask why you read this here. After all, most of the writings on this site appear calculated to be marginal, since they insult the illusions upon which people rely and instead point us toward more nuanced, complex, and depth-oriented solutions. That is the big point. We got into our current mess of a position by relying on whatever made a crowd clap and cheer, forgetting that no matter how smart the members are, once you have a crowd engaged in utilitarian thinking — voting, buying, or measuring social popularity — everyone becomes a moron. Simplistic and symbolic solutions make a crowd happy, but they all lead back to the philosophy of the enemy, and therefore are suicide for Right-wingers, which has not stopped most Right-wingers from adopting them.
Nature/gods/God likes complex order; humans like a simplistic linear/categorical order. Ideology is simply this simplistic viewpoint taken to its furthest extreme and made into a moral good through the assumption that whatever motivates the group toward trying to be good is better than confronting hard logical facts about reality. Ideology reduces complexity to the linear, meaning one attribute at a time (“he is a Republican”) just as the categorical gives things identity by one factor at a time (“he opposes abortion, therefore, he is a Republican”). This type of brain-crushing simplisticism is endemic to our lower castes and dumber people, as well as Asiatic regimes, but goes against what made the West great and can restore it again.
Our enemy is not “abstraction,” as the current crop of sophomoric book-sellers will pitch, but modes of thinking which are convenient for humans, because these fall short of the depth and nuance needed to understand how the world works. The world works through an order which is more mathematical or informational than it is physical, a kind of pattern-logic, which we can see by the fact that repeated patterns like the bell curve (standard distribution) or power laws show up in many different independent facets of reality. This means that we have to learn to think like the world to understand the world, and only then can we know that we are truly aware of the world, can adapt to it, and can apply our bundle of traditional values in order to make an ascendant Western Civilization.
Ideology shows us the nadir of human thinking. Instead of accepting the world for its complexity, we produce a mental image which is simple and easy to grasp, and rely on this being popular (utilitarianism, again) as proof of it being right, which leads us into a state where we confuse desires, wants, emotions, lusts, and attention-getting with actual needs. This is how humans self-destruct and how our societies die too.
I dunno about you guys, but I’d like to live in a rising place, not a failing one. The fact that the first world is ahead of the third world does not impress me because that’s a really low bar. The West is no longer producing great (as opposed to trendy, “new,” avantgarde, etc) art, architecture, thinking, leadership, or even technology. We are living off the greatness of the past. This means that soon we will join the third world in failure, and we can see that happening already. This depresses everyone because it is so obvious, and turns them into hateful little drama queens because we are fighting over crumbs since we believe that there will never be another truly glorious loaf of bread coming our way. We can change this behavior, and then eventually get to the stage of baking another loaf, but that strikes most people as too difficult, and they would rather get back in that warm bath.
That warm bath makes Right-wingers into morons, or rather, we should say that many Right-wingers choose to become morons because they are afraid of what the Right-wing view implies, which is a strong ethic of self-sacrifice and working toward complex goals that not everyone can understand. We cannot rely on popularity (utilitarianism!) to guide us; we cannot rely on something being “different” or strongly-worded and bold (like Hitler worship, God-fetishism, or Buckleyite money-worship) to make it correct as in real, actual, and representative of how the world works. We must instead go back to our core principle: what is real plus what is excellent. The first lets us know how we can know what we know, and the second tells us what direction we must take, which in reality is as much gut instinct as anything else. We want to succeed and to be great, not just good or better than average.
You are going to find, especially on social media, that the Right-wing morons seem to dominate conversation because they have attracted large groups of followers. They get the upvotes and the likes, and dominate most of the discussion, but these groups are relatively small compared to the Right as a whole. That group wants answers, not distractions, and so they remain unconvinced by these kings for a day and their “different, unique” agendas. Luckily, as the Right recovers from its centuries-long stupor, we are seeing more rising voices which make sense instead of catering to popular illusion. We will focus more on these voices here in the coming days.
Tags: avantgarde, conservatism, morons, popularity, right-wing, utilitarianism, william f. buckley