– The sociology of reaction (and a Moldbug ebook). Note, if you read nothing else, read the questions at the end.
In case you were in any doubt about what our state religion now is: A too-big-to-fail bank has just ordered me, a random ATM user, to “unite behind diversity.” If I’ve got this right, I’m not being urged by a fellow citizen to stand up to the Powers That Be in order to demand our rights. Instead, I’ve been commanded by a top-down soul-crushing part of the Plutocracy to stand WITH the Powers That Be in order to stifle dissent and impose a trendy and unrealistic ideal.
– Anomoly UK:
It is better that reactionary views are completely driven out of mainstream politics, as that preserves the distance between reactionaries and politicians. There can be no victory through gradual change: adoption of any reactionary ideas must be accompanied by total rejection of the old formula. If reactionary views are banned, that is better still, since it draws that clear line between the present body of thought and the next.
– Just when I think Radish can’t do anything cooler, it totally outdoes itself.
– Spandrell: “If the past is a foreign country, reactionaries are patriots of that country.” That’s pretty good for a one sentence description.