– To recap:
Neoreactionaries are a brand new phenomenon, different in kind from paleoconservatives and other political groups that came before them.
The whole movement appears to have been kicked off by the blogger Mencius Moldbug.
Before 2007, “reactionary” was mostly used as an epithet. Now, a significant group of people are enthusiastically applying the term to describe their politics.
Reactionaries are in favor of order, while progressives are in favor of progress.
Violence equals conflict plus uncertainty.
Democracy incentivizes group conflict and its core body, the Congress, has an abysmal approval rating.
Legislative bodies with super-Dunbar head counts are dysfunctional by design.
“The Dark Enlightenment” is an Orwellian filter. The Cathedral manipulates names. To think this is thoughtcrime. Unless you are comfortable with thoughtcrime, you won’t enjoy our company. I suspect that this filter has saved us vast amounts of concern trolling.
– Does anyone know how I can get some of that Asian social construct?
– via Tino:
From an American perspective, the Swedish riots hold at least two lessons. First, they illustrate the weakness of the left’s go-to explanation for mob violence—that it is a function of inequality and poverty. Sweden, after all, is an exemplary country in terms of both social equality and treatment of minorities. But not even in Sweden, apparently, is taxpayers’ generosity sufficient to maintain law and order, according to this standard interpretation.
Second, the riots are a reminder of the left’s inexhaustible egalitarian ambitions. Not even in a welfare state like Sweden is the left willing to abandon the idea that the solution to violence and destruction lies in ever more social programs and more radical redistribution of wealth. There is always a new, absolutely necessary social reform waiting around the corner.
– The South must be defeated.
– Indeed: “We have suffered our first wound. It seriously hurts.”