They won’t imprison you or kill you (yet) but they will deny you the ability to make money to feed your family.
– Ryan Landry
The cathedral is real and it is cracking down on dissidents. It works slow and lazy, but its tentacles drop heavy on those who it perceives to be its enemies. In a way it is refreshing to see accounts on Twitter being shut down live – here’s a bunch of guys who have been calling out that the emperor has no clothes, let us see how the emperor reacts! Well the emperor is appalled and shocked. He calls his advisers – what to do? This enemy has too many heads, they can not all be droned to death! Fret not, the advisers tell him that he has other means of warfare. After all they own this town and this town includes Google, Facebook and Twitter. Thus dissenters are banned including even Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert.
Scott Adams has pointed out that his only speaking engagement has been cancelled and that leftists have tried sabotage the sale of his books. I wager he has become a persona non grata in politically correct circles.
A test to show loyalty to the cathedral is simple. They present you with 2 paintings, one red and one blue. They ask you: are these paintings not exactly the same? And you answer: yes, they are exactly the same and that is wonderful, after which you will be showered with praise.
The central defection lie that ‘different = the same’ has made it so that truth has become hatespeech and hatespeech is forbidden and punishable. Talking truth is samizdat and if you are reckless you and your loved ones will be targeted and shut-out. The cathedral is by no means as effective a killing machine as the USSR, but that is due to its inherent madness, not its lack of hatred.
In short; there is a price to pay by openly speaking out. Scott Adams like other bigger names in the Alt-Right has paid that price, perhaps even found a way to thrive in antifragility. I have considered breaking anonymity but decided against it. I am not sure to what extent reactionaries can stay under the radar (is WordPress even safe?). I think I leave too many traces to stay hidden if someone really goes looking. But methinks there is no reason to unnecessarily prod the cathedral by shouting out my name.