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Bill Maher’s dangerous tears

If we have learned one thing in the past years it is that rightists were breath-takingly naive on leftists. ‘Leftists are just misguided, they are good at heart!’ is what conservatives decry while civilisation around them crumbles further and further. Perhaps sixpack Joe leftists are good-intentioned people, but hardcore leftists know what they’re doing, have always known what they were doing. Similar to how the Allies hoped that Hitler would back off after they gave him Austria, rightists keep conceding ground to leftists hoping that they will back off. They won’t. Leftists can’t stop taking ground, because when 1 sixpack Joe leftist stops and starts thinking, 10 hardcore leftists will cry racist and cast out the traitor.

So a leftist will keep his mouth shut even when his eyes show him the absurdity of the situation. Similarly the most successful leftists are those who simply lack the ability for even the most basic sense of self-reflection. These hardcore leftists are not misguided, they are not good at heart. They are human machines programmed by Gnon to thrive on lies and chaos. These people know exactly what they are doing and in fact that is the exact reason why they are so successful. John Oliver fits this bill. Stephen Colbert fits this bill.  Bill Maher fits this bill.

Bill Maher lies through his teeth at every step. He lies about Trump’s twitter being taken away, he lies about how Trump appoints his cabinet purely in order to ‘fuck with us’ (classic leftist narcissism tell) and he lies about how Russia got Trump elected. “It is so beyond politics” he claims. No Bill Maher, this is exactly what politics is and what it’s always been. You’re a liar, that is all.

Still beneath the lies there is genuine communication. Bill Maher is scared. He is communicating that fear to other leftists: we used to be firmly in control, but Trump explicitly fights our controlDanger, danger! Rightists would be good to note his tone and remember it. This is the tone of war. An unavoidable war, because leftists like Maher simply lack the ability to back down.

In the long term leftists will lose as surely as the sun rises. They will be backstabbed by muslims, backstabbed by blacks and frontstabbed by rightists. Their cowardly nature makes it so that they fold in an outright confrontation. But in the short term leftists are still in power both in Europe and in the States (even when Trump presides over the temporary government, the permanent government is leftist). So… Watch your step. Don’t be naive.

To end on a positive note: notice how Maher describes Trump at 5:35. “What matters is his instinct to always retaliate to those who oppose you.” Maher means to insult Trump but his tone betrays subconscious respect. Leftists are like women.

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YouTube wars

Lately there has been drama going on at YouTube. For one, YouTube HQ is cracking down on advertiser-unfriendly content by demonetizing videos that contain sexism, misogyny, bullying, hatespeech, cussing and other equally vague terms. Also Basically free speech on YouTube is now an unprincipled exception and as Jim reasons, unprincipled exceptions seldom last. Unsurprisingly youtube HQ has already banned many videos.

Simultaneously something is happening among youtube celebrities: they’re fighting! What started the fights is as unclear as what started world war I since each youtuber is shouting his own narrative from the rooftop, but here at The Dark Enlightenment(c) we know we can explain both the HQ crackdown and the youtuber wars in a single blog post.

Politics is power. Power is life. Life is everywhere ergo politics is everywhere. Youtube is a very successful company, one might call it the media platform of the future. Old and senile people watch tv, kids and cool people watch youtube. Status, fame and money is involved and we may confidently state that people will fight over power as natural as day follows night.

So about YouTube HQ turning into Gestapo HQ — any organisation that is not explicitly right-wing will turn left-wing sooner or later because entropy demands it (‘what goes up must come down’). YouTube like so many other companies is being taken over by Social Justice Warriors because leftists are in power.

So about youtubers turning on each other. Who is actually waging war upon whom? What is the narrative, the story? Well the only ones that really understand what is going on are the youtubers involved in the war, so as a spectator there is a lot of stuff you’re missing. But the patterns of warfare are always the same and it is no different with youtubers. Let us pretend you’re cheering for a football team. Do you care about the behind-the-scenes drama? Not really, as long as your team wins when they play. Similarly youtuber wars only make sense in the context of their function: collecting views. May the most views win.

That being said I will offer one bit of narrative. Leafy receives a fair amount of hate. My AlfaNL analysis is as follows: conflict is a natural law of life which means that those who are good at handling conflict prosper and become defacto alphas. Leafy is a natural at conflict engaging. He essentially is the youtube alpha gorilla in the playground, speaking out his mind unfiltered about all the other weird kids. Alpha is as alpha does. It leads to other guys roleplaying that they are going to kill him and it leads to girls roleplaying that they want to be fucked by him.

Of course such a power grab will not go unopposed. How to handle the playground bully? Defect against him, naturally. Posture yourself to be holier than him. Tell people you will not stand for this vile behaviour, that not just you are better than that, but surely everyone is better than that! Of course every time you rant against your enemy you are engaging in the exact same thing you are accusing your opponent of but that is exactly what leftist evolutionary tactics boil down to. You give yourself moral permission to be a hypocrite because you can not honourably defect without being a hypocrite. So while I may personally dislike H3h3 for being a hypocrite in the end my opinion does not matter. What matters is whether the defection works.

Final Boss: Spandrell

This post has been cooking for a while and with good reason: you come at the king, you best not miss. But prudence should not become cowardice so I’ll take aim and try not to miss.

Spandrell is smarter than I am. He has a better mind for facts and information, whereas I forget most of what I have read. He has made many excellent points on the nature of politics which any good thinker would be wise to keep in mind. Nonetheless I am taking a swing at him, so what is up with that.

Spandrell is in many ways the guardian of Gnon, God of nature, whose motto might well be that we shall all drown and no one will save us. Spandrell is a down to earth thinker who points out that the history of mankind has been one of stupidity and struggle. Think you can outsmart Gnon? Think again, Gnon will cut you down. Spandrell gives plenty of examples from Eastern history which confirm this.

But I am not satisfied with this. I am a spiritual man, a brahmin who is as much concerned with religion and morality as with the material world, probably even more. I believe in God. I believe in Christianity, the dying animal that it is. Spandrell does not help me with religious matters; he dryly points out that religion is your genes looking for a group to cling on to. We are all social animals after all. He is probably right, although not necessarily.

In essence Spandrell is rejecting God, or at the very least the capability of humans to follow the will of God. This is the crux of the issue. I believe in God and to some extent I believe in the capability of humans to follow the will of God. This is a matter of faith and either answer is valid. You either believe in God or you do not and whatever you believe the consequences of that belief will follow. If I understand correctly this has been an earlier subject of blogosphere debate, then referred to as the split between HRx / NRx. So far I find that there is no real use in distinguishing yourself as HRx. It’s not like I am a church goer anyway. And personal faith is personal; one man’s faith need not be another’s. It is pointless to wait until either Spandrell or I change our religious beliefs. But I will make the argument for the need of organised religion in accordance with natural laws.

Organised religion is an attempt by humans to follow the will of God, as ridiculous as that may sound. It is concerned with questions of existence and morality: what is Good? What is Evil? Even if morality is indistinguishable from natural law, a man-made morality needs an organising principle for modernity teaches me that man is not necessarily in tune with natural law. If a man is told his property is not his own he ends up a spiteful cuck. If a woman is told not to marry she ends up a bitter spinster. But why own property? Why marry? Why? The age old question has never been satisfyingly answered by humans and likely never will, but at the same time it has already been answered by theology: question: why? Answer: because God. Easy. There is no better Schelling point than God. Hence the need for brahmins aka priests, hence the need for organised religion.

Organised religion is of course human, all too human. Its priests will make mistakes at their best and may serve evil at their worst. But the acceptance that there is good and there is evil is enough to justify religious institutions from defending good and vanquishing evil. Why marry? Because it is good. Why own property? Because it is good. Why fight leftism? Because it is evil.

To put all this in another way: God is a better sounding story than nihilism. I prefer the story of God. If that makes me a LARPer for holy status points in the eyes of Gnon’s guardian, so be it.

We are at war

“Pretty sure it is not natural for me. Feels like prison or an armed home invasion robbery. Feels like I am being intimidated off my own property.”

When I look at reactionary and alt-right discourse I see a recurring mindset: we are at war.  War is the natural state of man and war (or anarchy-tyranny) is the state we find ourselves in nowadays. It is a relatively strange war: there’s no bombings, no curfew, no shortage of food, no military force marching through town. But war is waged in many ways and the only reason we do not see public executions is because no party is strong enough to get away with openly executing their enemies. We do however see war parties churning out propaganda and disrupting the enemy in whatever way possible. Black Lives Matter is a front for warfare in the same manner that the Dutch political party ‘Denk’ is a front for warfare. Those in favour of Denk are not yet burning down shops, but only because they can not get away with it at this point in time.

The virus of universalism works so that it explicitly kills your sense of ‘us vs them’. Academic psychology tells us that ‘us vs them’ is a bias to be overcome instead of an evolutionary instinct to distinguish between friend and foe. If you believe there is no enemy you have no need to be alert and you are thus lulled asleep.

The truth is that you have friends and you have enemies. Likely you have more enemies than you think. But like most enemies they will not explicitly tell you they are your enemies. Instead they will wait, undermine and strike only when they feel they can get away with it.

Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals

Reading up on enemy warfare (by which I mean skimming over the wikipage). Rules for radicals is basically the leftist/evil version of Robert Greene’s 48 laws of power.

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1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.

2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.

3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.

4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.

7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.

8. “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.

9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.

10. ”The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.

11. “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.

12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.

13. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

#3 gets to me. #4 as well. #1 used to be an issue but not anymore.