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.