Strength

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Today I will tell you why my blog is named AlfaNL.

It is named alfa because at the time of creating this blog, 5 years ago, I was still sort of working out how to get laid, and getting laid is all about being alpha, so I just named it what was on my mind most, NL referring to my country of origin. Finally, the reason it is spelled alfa, not alpha, is because I first wrote this blog in Dutch.

I feel that now, years later, I have finally solved the puzzle of being alfa in a way that I can explain. I could’ve titled this ‘THE SECRET TO BEING ALFA’ but I think this title is better. After all, the secret to being alfa is strength.

I’ve already touched on this in a kingdom for the introvert.

The most important lesson I learned as an introvert is this: don’t show weakness. Extroverts, hell, people in general, come down on weakness like a ton of bricks. They sniff out weakness, and introverts in public society all too often display body language revealing that they are uncomfortable, that they want to disappear, that they want to be ignored. They signal weakness. Displays of weakness arouse disgust. I’ll repeat that once again because it is such a crucial point for introverts: displays of weakness arouse disgust. It’s like seeing a cockroach.

So, I stopped showing weakness. In fact I do the exact opposite: I signal that I am a threat, that if you disturb me I will come at you, like those poisonous animals in the jungle with bright colors. Works like a charm.

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A successful introvert, yesterday

The more I go looking for a fight, the less fights I get in.

Very true, very wise, and the more I live to this principle, the better it works for me.

Different things work for different people. But, the fundamentals of strength are universal, and I will attempt to explain them now.

There’s different kinds of strength, but most obvious is bodily strength: size, muscles, and the body language that flows from that. For an easy example, check:

That is basic cookiecutter alfa walk: straight up posture, swagger (walking with rhythm), chin tilted up, easy-going. Notice how his back muscles push away his shoulders from his torso, increasing the distance between his arms and torso, making him even bigger.

All of this goes back to the jungle; who is the biggest monkey? The guy who acts like the biggest monkey is the biggest monkey.

My sole objection is that his suit, especially his pants, are a size too big.

Anyway. Displaying strength like that, if only slightly less exaggerated, is what gets you respect, not just from chicks, from dudes as well. Strength is the most powerful tool of persuasion.

So, go to the gym and lift iron. Put on some weight, or if you have too much of it, lose some, although being slightly overweight is preferable to slightly underweight. Don’t worry if you’re small, skinny, or disadvantaged in some other way; work the advantages you have, that is enough. Remember, Connor McGregor fights in the featherweight division.

Very important part of strength is health. Displaying strength is displaying health. So, in order to show strength, you must be sure you are healthy. How be healthy?

This is a hard question to answer, first because people are different, second because we are surrounded by an incredible amount of lies concerning our health. As a rule of thumb, I don’t believe nutrition experts, physiotherapists. Doctors I take with a major grain of salt. Their advice is vague, contradictory and subject to silly fashions. For instance, when I experienced muscle pains, every paid expert advised stretching exercises which I was supposed to do for the rest of my life. Did them for a while. Didn’t really work. Then I went to the gym, did heavy compound exercises with barbells, and whaddya know: pain disappeared.  I have yet to meet the first health expert who advised me to do heavy squats.

Similarly I experienced pain in my hands, especially my thumbs, which makes sense because I like gaming. Overpaid health experts gave me a bunch of stretching exercises. Did not really work. I reasoned that if heavy lifting worked for the rest of my body, perhaps it would work for my hands. So I made up some lifting exercises for my hands. Whaddya know: pain disappeared.

I knew this guy who was a regular at the gym. He and I must’ve attended about as often, even though I’m sure he did extra sporting activities like cycling and running. He was the kind of guy who’d tell you about his marathon activities while sipping from a green cucumber/carrot concoction. Of course, instead bench pressing and pull-ups, he would do cardio exercises and light lifting. And, surprise surprise: he looked unhealthy. Skinny and worn-out. Which made sense, because he was wearing out his body in order to score holiness fit points.

A lot of injury-sensitive sports are unhealthy in the same way: scoring holiness fitness points is often more important than actually being healthy. Marathon running is not good for your health. Rugby, while manly, is not good for your health. Listen to your body. If you experience repeated injury because of an activity that is supposedly healthy for you, your body trying to tell you something important. Listen to what it is saying!

I believe that the natural state of the body is to be healthy. Exceptions aside, if you are ill on a regular basis (e.g. in that you have to call in sick, lie on bed all day), it is very likely that your body is trying to tell you something is wrong. Listen to your body! Interestingly, the bodily pain you experience might very well not be the result of bad diet or health habits. Often it is psychological; that your body transcribes your psychological state into a physiological state. Thus, if you’re not happy, this often expresses itself in body pain. An often occurring and dreaded visit for doctors is the spinster lady with unexplainable stomach pains.  The doctor knows what causes the stomach pains, you and I know what causes the stomach pains, but no one is bold enough to tell the spinster ladies and it is too late for them anyway.

Since you are probably not an old spinster: find what makes you unhappy, correct for it. If this means quitting your job, quit your job. If this means breaking contact with people close to you, be it your lover or your family, do it.

So here we see how strength in mental health is related to strength in physical health, and how it is of little use to focus on building physical health when your mental health is lacking. Lots of people pretend to be happier than they are, but the truth always shines through in their body language.

We are wired to know our standing in the socio-sexual hierarchy. If you want to climb up, repair in your life what makes you unhappy, instead of pretending you don’t give a fuck. You give a fuck; everybody at some level gives a fuck. you know it, I know, everybody knows it, and pretending you don’t just isn’t a good long-term strategy. Quit what makes you unhappy, don’t worry if it lowers your status; I know happy garbage men who get much more and higher quality pussy than depressed suit-and-tie businessmen.

Now, diet. I find diet is highly personal. I eat lots of meat, lots of fat (I drown my cooking pan in butter), lots of carbohydrates, a decent amount of vegetables and a little bit of fruit. I also take creatine, weightgain and potato chips because I want to be as not-skinny as possible. Diet is personal; experiment with what works for you. Simple guidelines: don’t be cucumber/carrot guy, meat is good, the more processed a food is, the less good it is, many carbohydrates gain weight, fewer carbohydrates lose weight.

As for sleep: it’s important. Sleeping rests the body, but also rests the mind. Dreaming is our way to process all the stuff that happens throughout the day. Dreams are also our subconscious’ way of communicating with us; listen to them! It’s been over a year since I stopped sleeping with a pillow, instead resting my head on the mattress just like the rest of my body. I believe it sends more blood into my head, makes my dreams livelier. But again, might just be personal.

I’ve come to love afternoon naps. Right after lunch, no longer than half an hour. Since those naps I have energy to do my thing all day, and not crash on the couch in the afternoon / evening. It’s the closest thing I have to an effective lifehack.

Drugs, if cautioned for addictive properties, are good for your consciousness. Nicotine stimulates neurons, makes you think faster. Marihuana makes me creative. Alcohol makes me social. XTC makes me love life.

Moving on to social strength. Social strength, in a nutshell, means don’t blink in a game of chicken. Games of chicken occur when people test you, and you test people, which happens all the time. In traffic it happens when a guy cuts you off, in the gym it happens when tattooed big muscly guy bumps into you, in flirting with women it happens when she says you’re too old for her. Rule of thumb: don’t blink, push back. Be prepared to cut off the guy in traffic, be prepared to bump big muscly guy back, be prepared to laugh off shit-test and tell the woman that you’re old enough to be her daddy.

If you accept that it’s OK for your car to have scratches you’ll be miles ahead of everyone else, because most people go to great lengths to avoid scratches.

The greatest benefit of not blinking and pushing is that it gains you respect. Most people prefer to be liked, but I prefer to be respected: it is less whimsical, more robust. When people respect you, they are automatically more inclined to like you.

With projecting strength comes a certain loneliness. It is the knowledge that you are responsible for your life, your territory, your family. No one else is going to do it for you; not the government, not your family, not your friends. Your life hinges on you. Thus, if things go good, pat yourself on the back. You’ve earned it. I call this the satisfying loneliness of being a rightist male. It is contrary to the unnerving social life of a leftist male; the leftist male has, as an advantage, that he is plugged into a bigger hivemind. But the hivemind has big influence on his state of mind, and he is constantly re-assessing his standing, is constantly being re-assessed by the hivemind. Quite stressful. I prefer my way.

Social strength is more than just walking around like a silverback. African men intuitively act like silverback monkeys, and this works, but they are outclassed by white men, because white men know how to behave like 18th century gentlemen, which is a more complex form of strength. It demonstrates situational awareness: what is my appropriate role in this situation? With women one needs softness, with children one needs playfulness, with men one needs to observe, sometimes strike. Finesse is needed in every situation, sometimes more finesse than I have. But, in every scenario, when in doubt, it is always better to err on the side of showing too much strength than to err on the side of too little strength.

Important to note is that while projecting social strength at times seems like magic, it can rarely be used to change fundamental frame. E.g. if you act like the boss around your boss, you won’t get away with that. People are aware of their roles, and even if they have insecurities you can play into, their insecurities will often only strengthen their roleplaying.

If you know how to project social strength, it is remarkable what becomes possible. Once you hit that sweet spot you will notice that men imitate you and women want to be with you. Life becomes a joy.

To illustrate: I am the most right-wing guy I know. I am also, if I am to believe my friends, a very not nuanced guy (to which I reply: ‘nonsense, I am the most nuanced guy around!’). Yet, I rarely get in trouble, I even have some leftist friends. Why? Because I project strength. Everybody likes a strong horse. I know for a fact that if I were to show weakness, if my health failed, my big mouth stopped running, my muscles shrunk, I would lose standing and get in trouble. I know this because I have experienced it in the past. But I have learned and know that as long as I show strength, I will be fine.

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Paranoia

 

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Paranoia is an interesting emotion. If paranoia is music, is high-pitched violins, although paranoia does not have to be feverish. Can be on-the-low, like an subtle itch you just can’t  scratch.

Paranoia is regarded as a ‘wrong’ emotion. If someone is being paranoid, someone is being needlessly fearful, or schizophrenic, or silly in some other sense. Nonsense.

Mao Zedong and Stalin were both paranoid men, grew increasingly paranoid throughout their life. And with reason; at certain point in his life, chairman Mao was wiretapped by members of his own staff. Both men reacted to their feelings of paranoia by moving against allies they distrusted, allies who might have been plotting against them, and consequently both kept their enemies at bay until their death.

With paranoia the point is not to be exactly right, for Mao and Stalin both acted against quite a number of allies they distrusted but who were not actually plotting against them. It is better to act against a few false positives than to miss any true positives.

Paranoia is an entirely logical emotion, a safeguard mechanism against betrayal. Fact of life is that you can trust few people. People you grew up with, perhaps, but how many people did you grow up with versus the amount of people you interact with on day-to-day-basis, and how many of the people you grew up with do you fully trust? You can trust people to look out for themselves, you can not trust them to look out for your best interest. If deemed useful to betray you, solid chance they betray you.

Which is not to say loyalty is fake, or love isn’t real. Just that betrayal is also real. Out-grouping comes as natural to us as in-grouping and is by nature not announced — as the wisdom concerning women goes, when communication between you and a women breaks down she will not tell you, because that’s what broken down communication means. So it is between men; people will not inform you of their betrayal. Paranoia is our way to cover the breach.

People might call someone overly paranoid as a slur, but you might as well say someone is overly angry, overly depressed, overly fearful, even overly joyful. Paranoia is an emotion like any other, has an important role to fulfill.

So, paranoia is healthy. Keeps us alive and kicking. Should be cherished and respected.

It is a lonely emotion. With whom will you share your paranoia? Surely not your enemies. Probably also not your in-group, for paranoia concerns your safety in relation to your in-group, so if they assure you nothing is wrong, you are stupid to take it at face value. It is all the more dangerous because professing paranoia to your in-group professes doubt, insecurity, weakness, which heightens the possibility of betrayal.

Paranoia deals with the unknown. You don’t know everything that’s going on, you can’t know everything that’s going on. Your enemies will often feed your paranoia as to make you fear them more than you should, but other enemies might downplay your paranoia as to make you fear them less than you should.

Thus, paranoia is something you deal with privately, although it is great to consult others in your in-group who are not involved in the matter to which your paranoia pertains. I find my girl often gives me good perspective. But, in the end, the decision to act upon paranoia is yours alone.

Paul de Leeuw really *likes* boys

As a rule of thumb, I stay clear of Dutch TV celebrity world. It is, after all, as unimportant yet as self-important as you’d expect.

But there’s one call I’ll make. For a long time, I have been saying that there’s one Dutch celebrity in particular I do not trust: Paul de Leeuw.

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Call it physiognomy, but something about him, maybe his beady eyes, screams ‘keep your children away from this man.’

This is, of course, an entirely unsubstantiated accusation.

Yet suspicion only increases when you learn that, yes, Paul is a gay man. Gays are much more often into nasty sexual stuff, notably pedophilia, than are heterosexuals. But still, that is no ground for an accusation. Another Dutch celebrity, Gordon, is also gay, and I find him a funny man whom I would not keep my children away from. So, no reason to post my suspicions on this blog.

That is, until a friend sent me this.

It’s an old video of Paul de Leeuw’s early days on TV. Watch it. Or, if you don’t have the stomach, look at this still and imagine 4 minutes of that, on stage, in front of an audience, on national television. Paul is slobbering all over this kid, same way a drunken hollywood celebrity sometimes slobbers all over an attractive female interviewer.

It’s as much a smoking gun as you can expect. No wonder the clip was deleted from Youtube. Watching it, there is no doubt in my mind that Paul de Leeuw is attracted to young boys, this one in particular.

The brazenness of it all is amazing yet typical. It’s a classic example of a pedophile hiding in plain sight.

Now, please note that I have no idea whether de Leeuw has acted on his impulse, whether he has actually molested children. I do not know if he is the Dutch Jimmy Saville, I really hope he is not. All I can say is that his sexual attraction to boys is observably there.

One might argue that, well, what can Paul de Leeuw help it if he is genetically wired to be attracted to young boys? To which I say: perhaps a lion can’t help wanting to kill children when he is hungry. Does not mean I am not going to keep my children as far away from the lion as possible.

At any rate, an entertainment industry that keeps giving a platform to such a man has lost its credibility. Also, I will keep my children as far away from Paul de Leeuw as possible.

Taleb’s limitations

I’m sorry for calling Batman a failed loser. I got emotional. It was unnecessarily harsh. Sand over it.

Next in our iconoclasm series: Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Judging from his twitter fights Taleb is definitely a righty. So this is not so much a personal attack on him as it is a rectification of his ideas.

Taleb is a very intelligent man. I wager he must’ve heard of Moldbug, perhaps even Spandrell, that he probably sees the merit of reactionary arguments. But as far as I know he has not explicitly spoken out in favor of them. This might be politically motivated, since his books are all NY Times bestsellers and he does not want to risk going the way of books-banned-from-Amazon uncle Roosh. Which is fair game.

My minor issue is with Taleb’s 2 main ideas: black swans and antifragility. Both are interesting concepts. But they are not as profound as we are led to believe. They are limited.

Take antifragility. The core idea is that, in life, nature has 3 responses to stress: fragile, robust, antifragile. Fragile is something that breaks, like a vase or your employment when you are fired. Robust is something that does not change in the face of stress, like a rock, or government employment. Antifragile is something that benefits from stress, like lifting iron increases muscle strength or a self-employed man specializing in one skill. Taleb’s conclusion is that, naturally, you want your life to be as antifragile as possible.

Now, this all makes sense to me. But my issue is that very few things, if any, are completely antifragile. Apply enough pressure and everything breaks. All antifragile systems operate within an overarching fragile system. Thus, muscles break when you lift too much iron. Thus, even though self-employed uncle Roosh built his life as antifragile as possible, the Amazon ban still hurts him and, although he loves to travel, can not travel to a bunch of countries.

The silent promise in antifragility is that by restructuring your life, you can somehow overcome man’s inherent fragility. You can’t. Antifragility exists and while it should be exploited as much as possible, a cure for human fragility it is not. Anti-fragility goes into the category of ‘good self-development’.

Next up, black swan events, which are, and I’m completely lifting this from Infogalactic, events that come as a surprise, have a major effect, and are often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight. Like antifragility, black swan events are real, but really, are just a synonym for: ‘weird stuff happens’. The future is unpredictable. Duh. The coining of the phrase ‘black swan events’ is not wrong, it’s just that it’s cookie cutter wisdom proven with math.

Seems to me the reasons the black swan meme became so popular is that it provided progs with a politically correct reason to explain 9/11, as opposed to the in hindsight obvious ‘muslims gonna muslim’ explanation. So for the politically correct, black swans are great at explaining politically incorrect truths. But again, not so much the category of ‘timeless truths’. Black swan events go into the category of ‘selling lefties sugar-coated red pills’. Which, it has to be said, is still a pretty cool category.

So, no hate, just wanted to point that out.

Batman is a failed loser

As the iconoclasm continues, time to get rid of false heroic symbols, or at least point out what they really are so fanboys have no misconceptions over their standing in the socio-sexual hierarchy.

All heroes fall somewhere on the Superman / Batman scale: either they are born with superpowers they learn to control, or they are born without superpowers but become super anyway. The trope is valid, the possibilities for stories endless.

But Batman is a bad representation of the hero without superpowers, for he is a beta cuck soyboy cooked up by leftist beta nerds. Why?

Because he makes it his moral rule to never kill.

It is such a stupid rule. Such a silly, nonsensical, leftist rule.

Here you have the Joker, right. Batman’s arch nemesis. Kills for fun, robs a bank, murders hundreds of people, cackles while doing it. And what does Batman do? A slap on the wrist. ‘Bad Joker! Don’t do it again!’ Lol.

According to The Rule, Batman can’t kill the Joker because then he’ll lose. This is incredibly stupid. In fact Batman loses 24/7 because he follows this rule, allowing Joker to literally get away with murder over and over again, demonstrating that Batman is a failure as guardian of Gotham.

Leftists of course love this trope, because their favorite strategy is making enemies adhere to nonsensical rules. The Joker milks The Rule over and over without Batman ever learning, thus the Joker is the real hero of the series and Batman is a failed beta cuck who can barely tie his own shoes.

Thomas Piketty is a covetous man

There is 1 leftist strain of thought which still piques my interest: is wealth inequality bad? I have always shelved the question, because I could not answer it satisfactory. But I’ve done some thinking.

The idea at its core is leftist, extensively described by Marx: a small rich elite enjoys a life of abundance at the expense of the lower classes. But even if all socialist corrections fail horribly, the moral question remains: is it fair that the top 10% of the population controls 50% of its wealth?

The best modern day advocate for redistribution policies is Thomas Piketty, whose argument is ‘wealth inequality is bad, government needs to redistribute’, as described in his way-too-long-will-never-read book ‘das Kapital in the 21st century’. Naturally, I disagree.

Now, truth be told, I don’t mind the rich elite having some enemies. After all, I am not the rich elite, and I know some of the rich elite, and I find some of them to be genuine assholes whom I would not at all mind at all, as we say in Holland, to sing a tune lower. Nonetheless, Piketty spouts bullshit.

I believe his data: that a large portion of wealth is in the hands of a minor portion of the population. Apparently not even that disproportional — 10% pop has 50% wealth is much less skewed than the 1% pop 99% wealth I had in mind. But still, disproportional.

Piketty’s solution is a non-solution. You cannot stop the poor from being poor by giving them money. I’ve come to believe that there is no such thing as a free lunch, that that which is not earned is never owned. If your sugar daddy gives you a free iPhone, you will not take care of that iPhone, you are prone to break it, because in your mind it was never really yours. Same with lottery winners; the money they won was never really theirs, they have no clue what to do with it. Same with the poor: give them money and they’ll spend it on exactly the same things they normally spend it on: tobacco, alcohol, drugs. Wealth redistribution doesn’t work, works only to create chaos.

But still, Piketty will insist, it is our moral duty to do something! No, it is not. Ostensibly Piketty talks about moral duty, but in truth he talks about justifying covetousness: that he wants what the rich have, that it is morally just to want what others have, what is not yours. That is not a moral principle, that is a sin.

I’m not saying every rich guy on earth deserves his wealth. Pretty sure there’s a significant amount of cheating scum with loads of money. But whatever way they earned their money, it is their money, not yours. Envy is never sexy.

… Which will not stop Piketty and associated leftists from promoting wealth redistribution. In fact, we have loads and loads of government sanctioned wealth distribution in the West. But we should call these schemes for what they are: jealous, covetous, envious.

Return to the Left

It has been years since I looked at leftist thought for more than 10 minutes, but I figured today was a nice day for a Return to the Left.

Leftism is the power of lies, of chaos, which power is demonstrated in the observation that whenever there is chaos, there is loot. Leftism is the conscious attempt to create chaos in order to loot. Leftism, executed properly, is rewarded by God, which is demonstrated as early as Genesis, when Jakob successfully deceives his brother and father. Although Jakob has to flee because of his deceit, he is rewarded with many children, and his only minor punishment comes when he himself is deceived by Laban, which deceit in turn profits Laban.

There are 2 branches of leftism – spontaneous leftism and power leftism. Power leftism is leftists in power; it is the globohomo superstate, the Cathedral, the deep state. To hear its voice one needs to only watch a Stephen Colbert clip. Currently, it is a very nasty voice. Seethes with anger. Shouts with frothing mouth and pieces of spit that Trump must be stopped or the world will end. Thus all their policies: they ban memes because memes turn white men horribly racist and sexist and they import refugees to replace evil white men.

Spontaneous leftists are leftist not in power. They’d like to, but they’re just not. Because of this they are friendlier, easier to listen to. For instance, they’ll wholeheartedly agree that banning memes is terrible and that, contrary to power leftists, they will fight for justice and honor and everything that is good in the world.

Which is of course a scam. Spontaneous leftists will say anything that raises their status. They will pretend to be on your side, but given the right opportunity they’ll turn into a power leftist faster than you can say ‘weren’t you in favor of free speech just a minute ago?’

Spontaneous leftists are more creative. Have to be creative if you’re out of power. It is said that leftists are more creative than rightists, but these are more leftists lies. Leftists and rightists are both creative, in different ways. Leftists have the creativity to spout bullshit. Leftists are great at twisting reality, at showing the absurdity of life. This can make some fine art, see Picasso, and decent humor, see George Carlin, but as always art is downstream from power, so essentially all this talk of leftists being so creative is just power leftists enjoying the smell of their own farts. Rightists are very creative as well; their creativity lies in capturing reality. Classical sculptures have a very rightist touch to them. The best memes are very often rightist memes. That leftists don’t like righty art and suppress it does not make it any more true.

Anyway, I went on reddit. Checked out some socialist subreddits. From where I’m standing, leftists be grasping at straws, and maybe not even that since they outlawed straws.

Western leftism has traditionally centered around bioleninism — the alliance of racial and gender equality, e.g. the lie that a white man is the same as a black intersectional xemale. Post-Obama, in the era of Trump, this alliance has come under considerable pressure, has lost momentum. So, the left is seeking new strategies. Socialism seems to be their next strategy. But we’ve already had lots of well-documented socialism in the world. Venezuela has socialism right now. And Every, Single, Time, socialism is a cancer that kills everything it touches.

Which of course will not stop leftists from defending socialism. See for instance this most upvoted comment. Socialism a failure? Nonsense comrades!

I like how that comment is so stereotypical leftist that literally every single sentence is a lie, as opposed to good leftism where the lies are sprinkled with enough truth as to make it as convincing as possible. Here, I can just safely assume the opposite stance on everything Squidmaster129 says. He praises Lenin? Lenin was a piece of shit. He calls Stalin a sexist and anti-Semite? Hm, Stalin wasn’t irredeemably bad. Mao a great man for ending famine? Mao was the biggest mass murderer in the history of the world. Deng Xiaopeng did nothing good? Well, you get my drift…

The problem for the left is that in order to create chaos, you need a plausible reason. The left has currently run out of credible reasons. Socialism is so thoroughly discredited that even for centrists it holds no persuasive power.

Another problem for the left is that while they are excellent at breaking, bending and abusing rules, they are terrible at making rules. It’s just not what they do; they game the system, not build it. Building systems is a rightist thing. All leftist government eventually devolves into chaos and murder until a strongman puts an end to it.

For these reasons the left has run out of momentum while the right is picking up speed.  Such is the circle of life; the right builds and defends a system until the left overtakes it and slowly destroys it. We are in the slow destruction part now, so it is only a matter of time before rightists build new systems (provided we survive the destruction, naturally).

My contribution to a new system is Jimianity, which is basically just pointing at Jim’s blog and saying: this guy seems to have his head on his shoulders, let’s roll with this. If more rightists agree, and we in fact roll with it, we indeed might create a new Western civilization, one which is capable of colonizing Mars, which current power leftists promise us but are utterly incapable of delivering. Of course the cycle will continue, and our new system will inevitably be infiltrated by leftists who will, in the end, bring it down once again. But that is the game, and defending against these entryists is part of the fun.

Over at Jim’s blog some entryists are already doing some fine attempts at infiltration. The commenter ‘Carlylean Restorationist’ comes to mind, whose ‘how are you doing fellow rightists?’ is hilariously cringeworthy. Even his name is a fine demonstration of infiltration: Carlyle being a hero of Moldbug, he attempts to show familiarity with our shibboleths. But of course, when you probe a stranger proper, and you know how to probe, the leftist will always reveal himself. How exactly does a leftist like Carlylean Restorationist reveal himself?

The answer is hard to summarize. I think it boils down to the following: deceit is difficult. You can pretend to be something you are not for a while, but it is hard to keep up the charade perfectly. Many things give you away, tiny things you are not even aware of. If a rightist knows what to look for, all leftists can be unmasked.

This is why leftists always prefer to deceive the weak: the weak are worst at defending against deceit. Also why leftists switch social circles often; once unmasked as result of their deceit, they often find their status lowered beyond repair.

In this sense there is no reason to fear the left. The leftist’s place is always in subjugation to the strong; their natural role is to cower in front of the emperor, to scoff in front of the waiter. That is what they do. Like women, they shit-test, and just like women, shit-tests are designed to be passed, and it is only when you consistently fail them you will find hell unleashed upon you.

The power of the left is perseverance: that the right cannot possibly defend against all matters of deceit. Some deceit will get through. This does not have to be a problem, similarly to how a cold does not have to be a problem for a healthy human. But in time, all humans grow old and die, and so will our new system be overtaken and left to die. Let’s hope we’ve colonized Mars by then.

Jesus Christ, literal son of God?

All good things come in threes, so a final post, for now, on the Jimianity vs Christianity debate.

At central issue is who is ultimate priestboss: Jim or Jesus. Having this debate offends many Christians – I wonder if this will be linked at Social Matter.

Offending Christians loses their allegiance. OK, how strong are the Christians as allies?

Catholics seem pretty down on their luck. God seems to have sent a sign in that, just as I am writing these posts, Catholic scandal after scandal is paraded in the media. Seems like a raging case of teh gays. Church after church emptying, going broke. So they are up shit creek without a paddle.

What about the other group of Christians, Protestants? Seem to be doing better than Catholics, in that they seem to have a much wider spread of small-to-medium groups. Still, emptying churches and not so much power, but there’s enough exceptions to take note of.

Let’s take note of 2 such groups: Mormons and the Amish. Both are doing well. Mormons increased their numbers to 16 million, Amish rapidly approaching 300.000 (from 100.000 thirty years ago). How do they handle the Jesus situation?

Mormonism, from Joseph Smith. Amish, from Jakob Ammann. Both deal with Jesus by praising Him as the true and only path. Joseph Smith presented as a prophet of Jesus, visions and all. Jakob Ammann was much more sober, disciplinarian, no visions. Though he also wrote aloud that he was starting a new faith.

So, both successful Christian spin-offs are named after their new prophet, both prophets announced they were spreading new faith, both prophets denounced their enemies as ‘not true followers of Christ.’ So, different from my proposal, but successful nonetheless.

Up til now it seems Jim has also chosen this path, in the sense of allowing Christ veneration, denouncing calling Christ a miracle faker. My proposal is more aggressive: call Jesus, among his other great achievements, a miracle faker.

A counter could be: ‘alf, if it was good enough for Joe and Jake, it is good enough for Jim.’ To that I think: maybe. Perhaps. Though I do not get the impression that that is what Jim is going for.

Another counter could be: ‘alf, you are younger and impatient, best to play the long game, best to stay in (Charles the Second’s) Christian frame.’ Maybe. It is a tough question.

Here is my case.

Doing another attempt at summarizing Jimianity: Jim calls out liars. He is really good at it. It is what I integrate quite successfully in my own life: I call out liars, and through reading Jim I have a pretty good understanding of how to call them out successfully. It is dirty business, but it works. ‘Name the leftist’ you might call it.

Now, as I have repeatedly stated, Jesus did not return from the dead. It is a lie. Yes, it is a central organizing lie and central organizing lies are important and powerful, but it is a flagrant, obvious lie nonetheless. I don’t believe that Jim, with his keen sense of smelling bullshit, believes Jesus returned from the dead, in fact I remember him saying somewhere he believed the disciples paid off the tomb guards, although I have no clue where.

But perhaps I misremember. At any rate, so far no outholying of Jesus. No certain answer from Jim on whether Jesus is the literal son of God.

Continuing paraphrasing Jimianity… It also seems to me that one of its messages is to rain fire down upon enemies, or at the very least fight them when advantageous, and not blink when it is prudent not to blink. If we are to wrest the West back from evil doers, should we not practice what we preach and start to conquer? What portrays us as stronger: when we win back Christianity by kissing Christians’ asses or by conquering their asses? The latter wins faith and respect, the former wins a monument to compromise.

A counter to this might be: ‘if we make it disrespectful to call Jesus a miracle faker and we simultaneously make it disrespectful to call out people calling Jesus a miracle faker, we have a working allegiance.’ I think it is an unworkable allegiance. It requires Christians to at some point get the joke. Seems to me Christians are not getting the joke at all. I try, I hint and I wink, but they respond with anger and demand to know what I am hinting and winking. If they do not get such a big and obvious hint, what other big and obvious hints are they also not getting? Need to establish dominance.

An added benefit of putting Jesus in the right context is that it allows the conversion of atheists, who, for all their other faults, do get the joke.

Anyway, I think that is my position.

Why Jimianity

I guess the last post has enough comments to merit follow-up.

On this topic, during the rare occasions I’ve said my thoughts out loud, I’ve always said them out loud half laughingly, as if they are too silly to take serious. But I in fact am completely serious.

The Western empire, like the Roman empire, is shrinking and heading towards a final disappearing act. Now, they say that, since we have all this surveillance technology, instead of a disappearing act we might as well get a post-democratic 1984 dystopish Western government. I do not believe this, for surveillance technology requires a lot of maintenance and technical know-how, and it is exactly the group that is marginalized most in our supposed dystopia that is capable of performing said maintenance and know-how (white men). Need to keep your engineers happy, 1984 scenario does not keep engineers happy. Brave New World is similarly not our future, because it is increasingly obvious that our overlords are incapable of keeping their subjects drugged and happy.

So we are heading towards not 1984, not Brave New World, but towards shrinking, and a final disappearing act.

While a superorganism dies it is the perfect time to diagnose what ails it. Many such diagnoses exist for the West. By far the best diagnosis was given by Moldbug, father of neoreaction, who diagnosed the West with a terminal case of communism, which he later redefined to a terminal case of progressivism, which Spandrell later re-redefined to a terminal case of bioleninism.

But the truth is that no one cares about the diagnosis as much as they care about the cure: so I have stage 3 lymphomatic pancreatic cancer – great, how do I get rid of itIt is also in the cure that we find the definite answer for the correct diagnosis of the problem.

Such it was also with the end of the Roman empire: historians debate endlessly over what caused the fall of the Roman empire, point to a myriad of reasons, but in the end it seems to me that it is the biggest cure following the demise of the Roman empire is what tells us most decidedly what it was that killed the Roman empire. That cure was Christianity.

What is Christ’s message? Well, 2 messages, basically.

1) Be nice to your neighbor. That this message resonated so loudly throughout the flailing Roman empire, so loudly throughout the Middle ages up to the industrial revolution, tells us that the fall of the Roman empire was due to people not being nice to their neighbor, and that once people decided to be nice to each other, they achieved great things.

2) That the only way to achieve these great things is through Jesus, son of the Holy Father. The path is through me. We see this sentiment echoed all over holy texts: in order to get your core message to work, need to make sure everyone is on the same page. If person A says he is nice to his neighbor because Jesus tells him so, it might be entirely different from person B saying he is nice to his neighbor because Jeezy tells him so. In fact, person B might and will probably subtly undermine person A and/or Jesus. So, Jesus established himself as the highest moral authority, just as Moses did with the 10 commandments: any morality but mine is the morality of a false idol.

Thus said Jesus: ‘use my story to work together and you shall be rewarded!’ and it turned out he was right. Christians colonized America, invented electricity, penicillin, computers, discovered evolution. Conquered the world, pretty much.

Now, in [The Current Year], approximately 200 years after the industrial revolution, Christianity is dead, or more specifically: it has been mutated into an abomination that tells us we need to be nice to our enemies, which is of course just short-hand for telling us that we should hate ourselves. This is not Christ’s fault: parasitation and entryism is simply bound to happen after Christianity fixed the problem it was supposed to fix.

So, back to the dying Western empire. We have multiple solid diagnoses, but the pressing question remains: what is the cure?

The cure is Jimianity.

Well, of course I don’t know if Jimianity is the cure, but my gut feeling is pretty strong.

I can’t summarize Jim as quickly as I can summarize Jesus, because it is too early to tell what part of Jim’s gospel will really make the difference. Jim can mean different things to different people. I like his stuff on women. His demand for throne, altar, freehold seems important also. His answer for the JQ is excellent also. Many things. Time will tell.

Jimianity is very much like Christianity, in that it re-establishes solid rules for cooperation. You could say that while Christ advised to cooperate by trusting others until proven otherwise, Jim advises to cooperate by distrusting others until proven otherwise, although once again I am summarizing Jim in a way that does not do him justice. Nonetheless, other comparisons, and I am just spitballing at this moment:
Jesus died for our sins so you don’t have to, Jim hides from Sauron’s eye so you don’t have to.
Jesus performed miracles so you don’t have to, Jim debates strangers on the internet so you don’t have to.

What Elon Musk misses to colonize Mars, what Trump misses to proclaim himself God-Emperor, all this is addressed and answered for.

I do not want to oversell Jimianity because I feel like if it does what I think it can do, there is no need to oversell it; the demand will present itself. My thoughts are that, essentially, if white men want to reconquer society and colonize space, they have no choice but to resort to Jimianity, or something very similar to it.

So, we have the cure, in theory, but just as we saw with Christianity, we need to ensure Jimians are on the same page, not being fed pages from Jim-imitating parasites, or, as we are currently facing, Christians still clinging to Christ. We do this by elevating Jim as the highest moral authority. There is little risk of Jim abusing his authority, for he is old and unlikely to change in character. The upside is the same upside Christianity experienced: by following Jim’s gospel we establish an accepted set of rules, rules which are righteous and fair, rules which will propel those who follow it into the next Golden Age, be that 50, 100 or 1000 years from now.

Jimianity over Christianity

I don’t like writing these posts, because of the risk of pissing in the own tent. At the same time, tent needs policing. Luckily I see that last time we discussed this I have been pretty straightforward in my thoughts so let’s continue where we were last left off.

Christianity is an old and dying giant. It can not be restored the way it was. I get flak for asserting this, but it is true. If it were not true, where are the great Christian defenders of the faith? I can not find them. I find incidental wise Christians that tell me incidental wise stuff, such as that the point of fixing our current problems with religion is to have less of it, not add on to it, but whenever I go look I can not find communities of these people. Where are they?? Legends say the Amish rode out in horse carts on the Day of the Election to stop the she-demon from devouring the world, but who has heard of the Amish since? And I mean, that’s the amish we’re talking about; there’s less Amish in the world than people living in Utrecht (American reader: what’s Utrecht? me: exactly). A community of red- and/or whitepilled Catholics seems to be even rarer. I have in fact not found it. Not on the internet. And I have no choice but to conclude, that if it is not on the internet, it does not exist.

The observation that there is no red and/or whitepilled Christian community fits with the observation that Christianity is dying, and that the process of dying is irreversible. In the age of smartphones, Jesus has lost his status as the son of God, has instead become ‘just’ a wise man.

Like progressivism lost its moral high ground in the 21st century, so did Christianity lose its moral high ground in the 18th century.

They say a lie is important to organize around. Yes, but the lie has to be good. If the lie is too obvious, it does not work except to select for excellent liars, which we see happening abundantly in the Catholic church nowadays. This is the opposite of what we are trying to accomplish.

My point as messenger of bad news is: Jesus just did not literally come back from the dead. Hate to be the one to break it to you, hate to repeat myself, but a final time in case people think I am playing word games with the word ‘literal’: Jesus did not come back from the dead. His disciples made it up. It worked very well. That’s it. That’s all there is to it.

Now that we are fighting an enemy that clothes itself in the flayed skin of science, we cannot claim to be in favor of real science if our organizational point revolves around some men 2000 years ago making up stories about Jesus Christ. It is not an effective viral meme, it is in fact the opposite, dead in the water. Like our enemies, we need to evolve.

While setting the clock back on most social contracts is viable and good, we can not set the clock back to ‘Jesus Saves’. Jesus Saved for 1800 years, let the man have some rest. Such things come to an end.

(Similarly, I disagree with the notion that the Bible should’ve never been translated into English. I’m glad it was, I’m glad everyone is able to read the Holy book for himself. If we like an open internet we should like a translated Bible.)

Of course, I don’t expect Christians to go: ‘good job alf, glad you cleared that up, guess we’ll be getting on with our new lives now!’ People don’t like you taking away their beliefs, at least not without providing a workable alternative, although they as a rule of thumb just don’t like you taking away their beliefs, whatever alternative you provide. Especially older people. Anyway. I sort of have an workable alternative, Jimianity, it’s just that it’s kind of a prototype and we’re figuring it out as we go along.

I guess I can summarize basic idea of Jimianity vs Christianity pretty succinctly: Jim has moral superiority over Jesus. If a Christian quotes Jesus to me, and I quote Jim back, my quote has more weight. That is all.

Well of course that is not all, that is only the beginning. But first it has to be established: Jim has moral superiority over Jesus.