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Confessions of an ex-leftist

When I was a kid I was a leftist. This was not because I knew the differences between left and right and made a rational decision. It was because I was semi-politically minded and I liked the attention of being holier than those around me, especially my father. Of course I told myself I just wanted to change the world for the better. I wanted to end poverty, stop natural disasters, that kind of thing. I wanted to be on the right side of history.

When I became a teenager my focus shifted away from abstract thinking towards not being bullied at high-school. I was strange. It took me a couple of years before I fit in (it would take me many more years before I discovered that I did not give a shit about fitting in). I learned that bullying is a way to establish hierarchy within tribes. That such a hierarchy existed was my first lesson.

When I grew older, well into my late-teens, I wanted to get laid. However I was not very successful. Since I had learned to stop being bullied and make friends, I figured I could do the exact same thing with getting laid. So I learned game. This took me longer because social relations are fairly easy to fake but having sex with hot girls is a tougher test of character.

I devoured books, internet blogs, podcasts and I approached a ton of chicks. I learned the hard way that I had to be an uncaring charismatic jerkboy. That was my second lesson. Eventually I got laid often. But I was also confused. Everything that worked went against what I thought was right as a kid. It turned out women did not give a rat’s ass about being on the right side of history, and neither did men.

So I read some more, mostly dark enlightenment stuff. And eventually it dawned on me.

Life is complex, but life is also pretty straightforward. In life there is leftism and rightism. Leftism is lying, rightism is speaking truth. Most people lie, because it is in the interest of most people to lie. Therefore most people are leftists. Few people speak the truth, because it is in the interest of few people to speak the truth. Therefore few people are rightist.

Truth is its own validity. You can’t talk away what I can observe with my own eyes. That is all it means to be a rightist.

The Alt-Right Aesthetic

If ideas are more powerful than guns and fashion more powerful than ideas it makes sense to pay attention to fashion.

Check out Theo Hiddema, lawyer and currently right-hand man to Thierry Baudet, leader of the Dutch intellectual Alt-Right. I know the clip is in Dutch, but just check out his office and his vibe.

Hiddema is quite the appearance. He dresses well, his office oozes an anachronistic kind of cool and if you understand Dutch you’d notice he is quite the eloquent gentleman. For instance at 1:30, Hiddema describes the painting behind his desk: “what you see here is a man in the highest state of well-being. This is clearly a man, as you can see, who goes to bed early, gets up on time and fulfils his duties. This is a contented man. A beautiful gentleman in my opinion.” To which he adds with a smile: “If only I could reach that, that ultimate zenith of inner peace…!”

Then, at 1:58 he talks about beauty: “I naturally posses what you might call an aesthethic talent to enjoy beauty. On Saturdays I go to Brussels and visit the shops and I am enraptured… Before I realise it I leave the shop with a new big suit. But it is a shame, I have no more space left. Too much stuff. Full is full.” He smirks at the camera and repeats the last sentence, ‘full is full’, likely referencing murdered politician Pim Fortuyn’s favourite statement that ‘the Netherlands is full’.

That is pretty cool. No wonder the younger Baudet looks up to Hiddema.


…. Of course, being a democracy-hating reactionary it is my duty to quickly point out Hiddema’s intellectual weakness, namely that like every mainstream Alt-Right politician he has a pozzed liberal framework of reality. See for instance below where he defends Baudet and himself against allegations of racism thrown at him by journalist Frits Wester:

Now Hiddema slices up Wester with a verbal agility that would make Heartiste jealous, but the problem is that Hiddema accepts the liberal frame that racism is very very bad because all people are created equal. No Theo, not all people are created equal and you as a clear outlier should know that. Stop catering to your enemies. If anything Frits Wester is a racist for hating whites, but between two rational men, insulting someone of being racist holds about as much intellectual weight as insulting someone of being a poopy-meanhead.

Watch it fall down

Last week The Passion aired on Dutch tv. The Passion is a yearly Easter tradition, a musical in which Dutch celebrities act and sing their way through Jesus’ life. In vapid modernity trends rarely keep our attention, so The Passion with its 6 years is relatively speaking a big deal for the number 1 privileged group in Holland, middle-aged white women, who are also desperately looking for PC traditions to fill the ever growing void of atomisation, Sinterklaas being far too racist.

Of course Jesus is black. I mean it’s 2017, amirite? And really, how much worse is it than 2016 when an atheist played Jesus? Well, there is perhaps one key move that makes 2017 Jesus the best new king of the progressives, for this year The Passion was sure to remind its audience several times that Jesus could have been a refugee — would YOU be so heartless to refuse refugee Jesus entry to your home?

Naturally, were Jesus to be alive today he would respond to The Passion like he responded to the traders in the temple, or how Moses responded when he saw his people were worshipping golden cows. Out out out! The Passion is no retelling of a story that shaped Western civilisation, it is a religious travesty in which Dutch celebrities jockey for attention and empty status points.

But Jesus is not alive today and neither is Christianity. The post-protestant hijacking has been successful; progressivism is firmly in control as the state religion of the West.

Well, firmly?

Not so firm. For progressivism is a branch of leftism, meaning it is the defection of the weak against the strong, of liars against truth-speakers, of children against parents, of women against men. Gnon rewards defection for he enjoys a good double-cross. But in the long run Gnon rewards adherence to natural law; the future belongs to those who show up. Leftists have won and are in control, but they do not know what to do with power just as children don’t know what to do with power. Well they do something with power but it is always some variation of Lord of the Flies.

Natural law, which affirms itself in relative freedom, is  that the right dominates the left, for the functional dominate the dysfunctional. See for instance the internet, where it is only with excessive censorship that Twitter chokes the dominant voices of the otherwise tiny Alt-Right.

Women shit-test men but it is with the expectation that men put them in their place, thus reaffirming the existence of natural law. Similarly the left shit-tests the right: hey guys, we are going to re-allocate billions of dollars from your pockets to these progressive causes, eeehmmm, you make sure everything still works okay? Since the right is indeed the side that makes sure everything still works you would expect the right to say no and put an end to the left’s silliness.

But the right has been thoroughly, thoroughly owned. Parasitism just proved too lucrative, especially in the post-industrial age. There was so much new stuff to go around! So the right betrayed itself, lured by the false promises of capital P Progress. Wir mussen progressieren!

Naturally there is no such thing as a free meal. The right finds itself in evermore ridiculous positions in which it is clear that the left says ‘squeal like a donkey!’ to which the right responds ‘would you prefer the American mammoth donkey or a provence donkey?’ This makes me conclude that there is no right left in politics, for the true right would never feel the need to squeal like a donkey, instead the true right would simply shrug and say: ‘you are the parasite and the parasite needs the host more than the host needs the parasite.’ That it is now the other way around, that the host needs the parasite, is dependent upon the parasite, is surely a sign of upcoming failure.

Soon we will see the day where attendance of the Passion is not only mandatory but the first viewer to stop clapping will be executed by means of head explosion.

Post match analysis


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PVV and VVD went head-to-head in the polls, but the absence of Wilders and the strong presence of Rutte resulted in a win for VVD. But compare with 4 years ago and VVD lost 8 seats, PVV won 5, so Wilders has nothing to complain about. Dissident brahmins predict Islamic immigration to be a civilisational ending problem, but as long as vaisyas do not see it happening directly around them they will stick with the official narrative. Still it is good to see the majority of the Dutch voting right.

Big big loser is PvdA. Leftism for blue collars is not the greatest sale in a post-progressive world. 4 years ago they were still the 2nd biggest party, but now the party has crashed like Clinton. Democracy is a fickle mistress.

The leftist parties have splintered as progressivism has splintered. Almost all of them have picked up a few votes, none of them stand out. The relatively big winner is GreenLeft, solely thanks to the Justin Trudeauness of Jesse Klaver.

The Christians have done decently. CDA leader Sybrand Buma has the right mix of naivety for leftists to feel superior to and trustworthiness for Christians to vote on. Even if God has left the Christian churches, rural Christians still make up a decent size of the demography.

Notable newcomer is Thierry Baudet of the FvD, a right wing intellectual who rails against Europe and the media/party cartels. He also doesn’t like islam. Wilders’ proleness is low status for right-wing brahmins, but Baudet’s snobbishness is not. Keep an eye on him.

The success of new Turkish party DENK is of course the big warning sign. How strange that the Netherlands would have a party in its parliament that in no way represents Dutch values. When reporters asked DENK’s leader Kuzu if he agreed with Erdogan that the Dutch are nazis and fascist, Kuzu shrugged his shoulders. And why should he care? It’s not like his fanbase cares.

Furthermore worth noting is that voting attendance is pretty good; 80% of the Dutch cast their vote. And in the category ‘no such thing as an honest democracy’: in Nijmegen the voting bureaus stayed open up till 3 hours after they were supposed to close. Nijmegen is prog territory. 🤔

As for the possible coalitions: a few crazy combinations are possible, but the most likely one is VVD, CDA, D66 and and CU. Which means cuckservative business as usual. Europe will limp on, the Netherlands will limp on. See you in 4 years!

Turks go onto the streets chanting Allah Akbar, Dutch fail to get the hint

In the first episode of the cartoon show Boondocks, young black Huey has a dream in which he speeches the following to a crowd of white people: “excuse me everyone, I have an announcement to make. Jesus was black, Ronald Reagan was the devil and the government is lying about 9/11. Thank you. Good night.” The whites respond by screaming “NOOO IT CAN’T BE TRUE” as they break down in fighting and chaos. Huey is then slapped awake by his grandpa who wisely informs him: “you better not even dream about telling white people the truth!”

The real punchline however is at the end of the episode when Huey finds himself in front of an actual crowd of white people, where he speaks the same lines from his dream. The real life response? Laughter from the crowd: “hahaha look at that young man talking, doesn’t he have spirit!” Huey looks around in disbelief. White folks are not nearly as startled by the truth as he thought they’d be.

Erdogan wants to end democracy in Turkey but needs a democratic vote to do so. Lots of Turks live in the Netherlands so Erdogan sends over a minister to campaign. Prime minister Mark Cuckke, in a shocking turn of events, refuses entry to this minister. (Well maybe not so shocking since it is only 2 days until the election and he is in a neck-to-neck race with Wilders, but still: refusing foreigners entry is not his strongest suit.)

The whole ordeal is theatre politics at its finest. Erdogan is stepping out of the cathedral. The EU is the cathedral. Erdogan and the EU are having a divorce. The EU is in denial about this divorce, just like it is still in denial about Brexit. Erdogan is calling the Dutch government Fascists and Nazis to which Frans Timmermans, vice-president of the European Commission, carefully responds that the countries of the EU have talked it over thoroughly and after many hours have come to the agreement that calling the Dutch Nazis is not so nice of president Erdogan and if he could please take back his mean words.

There is a telling difference between the internet Alt-Right response and the general Dutch response. Alt-Right: “ERDOGAN IS DRIVING VOTERS TO WILDERS.” Dutch response: “Why is Erdogan being such an asshole? Well at least our prime minister is showing a spine.” In spite of what the international right hopes, very little changes in the polls.

Seeing hundreds of Turks in Rotterdam chanting Allah Akbar to me feels like Huey telling white people their worldview is wrong. But white people respond: “aah I’m sure there is an entirely legitimate reason for those people to shout Allah Akbar.” These people are correct in that Turks are generally an OK people and that there are ‘only’ half a million of them in the Netherlands. About a year ago I predicted a terrorist attack would happen in the Netherlands within a year, but it has not happened. But Islam in the end overshouts everything it touches. We are always ruled by a religion for religion is an unsolvable equation. Progressivism will collapse like Christianity has collapsed. But progressivism will collapse on a longer timeline, too long to make any difference for this election. For now Dutch goodwhites can laugh away the Allah Akbar silliness and block Wilders from becoming prime minister, even if his party becomes the biggest. This is my prediction for the election.

King Trump

Long live president Trump, vivat rex. President Trump has time after time been underestimated by his opponents. He can not run for president! they said. He is a joke! He is stupid! He talks about women as if they are women! But time after time Trump outsmarted his enemies. And now he is president of the United States.

It is under the divine providence of Kek that the Alt-Right has memed Trump into the white house. But us of the dark enlightenment are in it for the long win and we ask ourselves: on the current path, what will happen in 8 years? With Trump no longer president, nothing good, we expect. So really the only question on our mind is: will Trump pull off a true election, which is to say: will he put an end to the bloating corpse that is democracy and crown himself king of the United States, God-Emperor of the West?

Trump has made it into the oval office, but everything Moldbug and Foseti wrote about is still true. The permanent state holds power, which Trump found out when the courts overturned his executive order to guard his nation’s borders. The permanent state has drawn its battle line and says: these are the rules, you better abide by them.

So what will Trump do? If abides by the rules, he will be Reagan. Which is not bad, but not that great. We will still be in the same mess 8 years from now. Probably closer to civil war. Trump’s only option to save America and the West is to break the rules the permanent state forces him to obey. He has to mount a successful coup.

There are some promising signs. See Trump’s effective takedown of the media. I hear CNN viewership is dropping like a stone. But the permanent state is more than the media. It includes academia, courts, bureaucrats and intelligence agencies. Trump says he’ll drain the swamp, fight the judges and he has warned the CIA to get rid of its fifth column. His fighting spirit is incredible. But will it be enough? Jim predicts a purge somewhere in the following months. I hope he is right and even if the next months don’t bring a purge I will stay hopeful. But honestly I don’t know. Perhaps we are far too optimistic and we should be grateful for the 8 years of preparation we receive. But hey, a man’s gotta dream.


The clown fiesta that is the 2017 Dutch election

Spandrell wrote a post on Dunbar feminism. The idea is applicable to many aspects of life, like politics. Dunbar politics. People are wired to care first and foremost about themselves and their tribal social environment. All politics is identity politics. So in a democracy all votes become identity votes.

This helps us understand the Wacky Dutch Election Cirus, 2017 Edition. Silly Americans with your two-party system blocking smaller voices! Our Great Nation has a record amount of 28 parties participating! No winner-takes-all over here, we divide all votes fair and square.

How to describe the atmosphere? The US election was pretty electric and sent waves through the internet. The Dutch atmosphere is smaller, inside a bubble. Less noticeable. Life here is like America in the 50s or 60s or 80s, I dunno. There is little overt political association: no signs, no hats, no bumper stickers. Yes the SJWs occasionally parade around, but no one likes SJWs. What seems to prevail is that there are rumblings of unrest far outside our kingdom but lets just enjoy these good times inside our kingdom. Still we have a ritualistic civil war head count coming up in three weeks, so what do?

Journalists cover the election in the typical ‘producing-an-unaware-and-compliant-citizenry’  style we’ve come to learn and love. Trump is evil, Wilders is evil. Journalists tell us the Good Parties are participating in an orderly transfer of power. Yes, the journalists admit, there might be the occasional mudslinging, but at least it’s not as bad as in America, wink.

Except there is no orderly transfer of power. If I read between the media headlines it is clear to me that the functionality of the power relations in the Hague is slipping away. A chronic case of democracy does that to a nation. Old politicians have slowly been hammered down by scandals and low voter turnout, new politicians are nothing but slick talking salesmen.

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See young Jesse Klaver of GreenLeft lying about his education, the Catholic church ànd his upbringing to make himself more likeable. Polls show him at 12%.


See the new 50+ party, founded to address the clusterfuck that is the Dutch pension system. The Dutch elderly find themselves in a South Park skit: This is your pension… Aaaaand its gone. The party’s singular objective is to secure those pensions. 50+ Party leader Henk Krol, being your run-of-the-mill snake oil salesman, is simply shocked and is determined to set things right for these poor old folks. So democracy gives old folks the chance to flip the finger to their children and grandchildren. Polls have Krol at 8%.

But even the vintage parties have gone full sell-out. The left doesn’t have any cool products anymore. The millennials are still sorta enthusiastic but hipsters won’t be cool forever. The left has no believable leader and so it is splintered. Every leftist leader scrambles for attention.


Lodewijk Asscher represents the Party for the Blue-Collars, but the blue-collars have lost trust in the party seeing the amount of jobs going down and the cost of life going up. Polls have Asscher at 12%, down from 25% in 2012.


Then there is Alexander Pechtold of Democrats’66, the party for cool education people. Problem with education is that every leftist party WANTS MOAR EDUCATION so Pechtold has nothing special to offer. In his defence: on a good day he is as charming as Hugh Grant. Polls have him at 15%.


Next we have Sybrand Buma of the Christian Democrats. The Christians have lost, lost, lost. God has left Buma’s party a while ago. Buma’s most notorious tv moment is on a lefty talk show where he enthusiastically jumps on the cathedral bandwagon and decries how horrible it is that four women dare say they were raped by Bill Clinton! How evil of Trump to rattle ex-president Bill Clinton and his lovely wife like this, Bill is just an innocent bystander! …But the US is faraway and Trump is just a story, so most Christian Democrats don’t get the joke. Buma sits on 10%.


Final player on the left is Emile Roemer of the Socialist Party, a real OG lefty. Roemer is a disarming socialist leftist. Socialism never took off in the Netherlands like it did in the USSR and the wave has probably passed. Still, 12%.


On the right Mark Rutte of VVD reaches new heights of cuckoldry previously thought unreachable. Clearly we need more cooperation with the EU. Surely we can trust the EU. In Rutte’s defence he is the only party with a memorable campaign slogan: ‘just be normal.’ How do we solve the immigrant crisis? Just be normal. What about this Jihadist? Just be normal. One can imagine the hooks Rutte uses to lift his mouth into a smile prior to any meeting. Nothing is going on here folks, isn’t life just dandy! Aren’t we having a great time? Apparently so, as his message of lets ignore the world resonates with 19% of the poll vote.


Final major player is Geert Wilders, Holland’s most famous politician. Wilders is making few public appearances after it was discovered a member of his police security was leaking information on Wilders’ whereabouts. The fate of Theo van Gogh and Pim Fortuyn looms. Polls give Wilders 17% of the vote.

There are other new parties on the right, most notably Jan Roos and Thierry Baudet. Both are honest on Islam and are a breeze of fresh air compared to Mark Cuckke. Thierry is clearly the most intelligent politician (left pic) in the circus but intelligence is a tough demographic sell. 1 seat, or 0.7%. Jan Roos uses less fancy words but seems more practical. Roos also has the support of alternative media Geenstijl.apparently not, Geenstijl supports even more niche Jan Dijkgraaf.) 1 seat from the poll.


Finally, lest we forget, Tunahan Kuzu from THINK, the Turkish party. Their campaign for now boils down to That’s Racist! We’re Turks! Good for 2% of the vote. 

The Murder of Donald Trump and his Family

The greatest conflict of the 21st century West is the civil war boiling between the right and the left. Leftism is defection through lies and the 20th century is the story of leftism solidifying its stronghold throughout the West. A society structured around lies, like a pyramid scheme, is a society destined for collapse. The left per definition lacks self-insight — the moderate leftist has little to no idea of how far his serious fellow leftist is willing to go, similar to how the moderate Muslim denies how far the serious Muslim is willing to go.

I am reminded of a scene from the movie No Country for Old Men. A middle-aged man drives a car through the desert. He is flagged by a police car behind him. Obediently he stops his car on the side of the road. Behind him a man steps out of the police car with black hair up to his shoulders. The black haired man wears a black jacket and black pants; no police uniform. The civilian turns down the window, asks what is the problem. Black hair man says: please step out of the car. Civilian repeats the question, black hair man repeats the request. Civilian steps out of the car, wonders what is going on. Black hair man is calm as the eye of the storm, oozes authoritarian confidence. He asks the civilian to stand still while he raises his hand to the civilian’s forehead. The civilian sees some kind of hose in that hand, connected to a gas container which the black hair man is carrying with his other arm. Civilian squeezes his eyebrows together, but does not move. Black hair man pulls the trigger and a pulse of high-pressure air is shot into the civilian’s forehead. Instant death.

As the viewer you know the civilian is in danger from the first moment the civilian is signalled. The black hair man is Javier Bardem after all, the sociopathic killer antagonist of the movie. But the civilian does not know this. He knows something is amiss but he cannot place it. Javier knows the civilian knows something is amiss, but gets him to comply with his orders anyway. Inferred authority is powerful.

The dissident right is the civilian slowly figuring out he is being led to his own death. There is no destination to the plans of the left but the final destination. The train of the left has no brakes: its answer to any sort of chaos is always to create more chaos. Lies begat more lies. Javier is the logical final result: the murder of bystanders, the willingness to kill half the world in order to bring about a non-existent utopia, or as Jim likes to call it, immanentising the eschaton. Jim incidentally draws this conclusion the clearest: leftism inevitably leads to the mass murdering of anyone perceived slightly more to the right of the executioner, or in plain language: the execution of anyone that slightly irks the executioner. See Robespierre’s French revolution, see the murder of the Romanovs, see the millions executed by communists in the 20th century. The left has no brakes.

As Ctulhu moves ever further leftwards leftists will see more enemies everyday, will to their shock discover that enemies were in their midst all along! The weak leftists shall be purged and the strong leftists shall demand Justice in the form of Divine Violence. Trump, long may be his reign and fertile may be his descendants, is the singular beacon of hope against this madness, and he is therefore demonised by the left to no end. Once the left regains formal power (besides the deep state power they already wield) the hatred towards Trump will undoubtedly erupt, ostensibly beyond control. Thus, on the current path, the murder of Donald Trump and his family is a very real possibility.

Leftism is the mindkiller

Politics is not really the mindkiller, leftism is the mindkiller.

We define leftism as defection through lying. Naturally this is a definition that ticks off leftists to no end. Watch them rise in indignant anger: ‘what about the environment! What about caring for refugees! What about dictators!’ Well, in order: 1) you don’t really care about the environment, you just care about telling people how much you care about the environment and want to make them pay you money for the fact that you care about the environment. 2) you don’t really care about refugees, you care about telling people that you care about refugees and make them import strangers from faraway lands you can use in your leftist alliance. 3) you don’t care about the actual ramifications of a strong leader, you care about maintaining your own status in leftist conspiracies.

Of course the leftist will read this and in his mind has already come up with 13 counter-arguments. I get it, you’re a good talker. But I’m really not talking to leftists here, I’m addressing rightists, for the observation that leftism is defection through lying will do very little to change the behaviour of a leftist. Gnon has simply made it so that lying is too effective to give up. Truth is hard, lying is easy. You can make up a useful lie on the spot while it takes effort, care and energy to discover truth. Also consumes more energy to disprove a lie than to come up with a lie. So leftists will keep lying.

Social Justice Warriors a.ka. leftists always lie. Vox Day is exactly right on this point. Take Jesse Klaver, Dutch leftist party leader who wants to be like Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau. Klaver flagrantly lied about his education, about catholic hate against him and, quite stupidly, he lied about how rough his neighbourhood was. Lying is the leftist’s evolutionary strategy for attaining power: Jesse Klaver is just being a greedy leftist.

Currently we are drowning in greedy leftists. The media is infested with them. I’ve always been baffled by how many words journalists can pour into articles that convey no useful information whatsoever. On my blog an average post is about 500 words, but these people pump out daily articles of 5000+ words like their life depends on it. Why? The answer is that they enjoy typing bullshit. They have been evolutionary programmed to do so: the more popular your bullshit, the better you feel about yourself.

I am leafing through NRC handelsblad, the Dutch New York Times. Its journalists are without exception lying through their teeth. Some excerpts:

  • ‘Trump has close ties with Russia.’ No he does not. There is more evidence for Pizzagate than there is for the Trump is Putin’s puppet theory. The whole Russia thing is fear mongering. It has about as much credibility as chemtrails. It is a lie.
  • The Republicans are bravely fighting the tyranny of Trump.’ They are not brave, they are puppets of the left as predicted by Moldbug and as proved during the election. The cuckservatives have no credibility left whatsoever. Calling them brave is a lie.
  • ‘James Dean, witness in the Watergate scandal, calls Trump more corrupt than Nixon.’ This is an interesting lie that is carried through history. Nixon wasn’t so bad after all – he actually tried to address mess in Washington and consequentially was taken out by the deep staterepresented by people like James Dean and ‘brave’ journalists. Trump is not corrupt, quite the opposite: he is fighting corruption. Another lie.

And so it continues page on page on page. Lies lies lies. All of these lies take energy to decisively dispel yet they are easy to conjure. Exposed for a lie? Deny, evade and publish more lies the next day. Calling the people exposing you liars is always a good one. Fake media!

Leftism will never go away. Lying is too lucrative. But speaking personally, having to deal with liars all the time becomes repetitive. Leftists think they are edgy and creative, but all they do is regurgitate old lies in new clothes. It becomes boring.

Unfortunately the left is the institutions and the institutions are still in power. So all current-day political discourse will be lefty memes vs fashy countermemes. Some people are good at this and these people are gaining momentum, so let us watch them and enjoy the fact that sometimes liars are exposed for all to see.

You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you

Allow me to preen on the title meme for just a second. Originally a Moldbug Trotsky meme (‘you may not be interested in power war but power war is interested in you’), it has now become a go-to reactionary meme for whatever – you may not be interested in X, but X is interested in you. I love it. Anyway.

Recently I had a conversation with a friend who semi-playfully accused me of turning everything political. It is an important point I feel needs to be addressed.

The first obvious thought that comes to mind, a thought I believe will be backed up by all reactionaries on this side of the internet, is that everything is political. Politics is division of power and power propels life. Analogy: a man wakes up in his house in Rotterdam on the morning of May 14th, 1940. He goes for a walk outside, sees the sun is shining, has a sudden realisation of the beauty of life and thinks to himself: ‘fuck it, life is too short to bother with politics.’ Spoiler alert: it did not work out.

We are the last generation of hopefuls, the children and grandchildren of survivors of two world wars, determined not to make war happen again. It was reasoned that the war was the result of a dictator going ham, so the instinctive solution was to prevent dictators from ever ruling again. Everyone agreed on this proposition and so post-war politics was confined into one tiny meme: ‘prevent dictator, everything will be fine.’ Everyone stuck to this and got on with their life. Problem solved.

But now it seems the problem isn’t solved at all. Politics is rearing its ugly head again. A dictator is already rising in America! How did this happen?

The answer is that our political pearl of wisdom left us with a blind spot. Like an individual, so a society has psychological blind spots. The ‘politics = prevention of dictator’ meme is such a blind spot. It had its pros: it provided us with a simple solution, an easy way of making peace with fellow countrymen. Just keep an eye out on one another. Politics is a naturally sensitive subject so it is nice if you rarely have to risk a defect/defect scenario when you have de facto cooperate/cooperate.

But a one-liner is never enough to fully understand a field of life. Which is not even the worst problem, namely that the one-liner is crappy. ‘The main function of politics is to prevent a dictator from rising to power’. Yes, it sounds nice and like all memes there is a kernel of truth to it (Hitler was quite the suicidal dictator), but generally speaking the statement is more false than true.

Reactionaries are a big fan of what we call natural law. Natural laws are the rules of life as we infer them by looking at nature. We look at biology, animals, evolution and human biodiversity and we reason that since humans are part of nature, laws of human society should follow laws of nature insofar possible. For instance, if nature punishes birds that allow themselves to be cucked by a cuckold, so will nature punish a man that is cucked. Naturally there is an esoteric component with regard to the holiness of natural law, such as reactionary shrines in the honour of Gnon, God of nature and Kek, Gnon’s prophet (Pepe being Kek’s incarnation on earth).

Regarding to society’s hatred of dictators the most relevant observation of natural law was popularised by ReactionaryFuture: someone always rules.

Someone always rules. That’s about it. I could spend 1000 words explaining it, but that is all it boils down to. Someone is always in power, whether you like it or not, and from that one person flow the ripples of power through all of society into your personal life. Whether you call this person a dictator, king, emperor, general, pharao, politician, prime-minister, it does not matter. The result is the same: someone rules, and those rules impact your life.

So collectively deciding not to have a ruler simply does not work. It is like denying the existence of the colour blue. We’ve always had rulers and we still have rulers. Only difference is that our rulers are not really allowed to rule. So our rulers form conspiracies that secretly vie for power. Naturally they can never rule effectively because of their secrecy and so they are mostly interested in fattening their own wallets. The big cities in the Netherlands, like Washington DC, are riddled with conspiracies. Of course we send delegates from all of our conspiracies to Brussels where they have the opportunity to form even more conspiracies! And people are still wondering why the EU is such an irreparable mess.

Natural law says someone always rule. People’s instincts are in line with this. We long for a strong leader because we instinctively know that a strong leader keeps us safe from our enemies. Trump’s enemies hate him for the sole reason that he is a dictator they should prevent from rising to power, but the reactionary perspective is that since we always have a dictator, might as well be a good dictator. We look at Donald Trump, vivat rex, and recognise the character of a good dictator, even a hero, or as we like to call it: a God-Emperor.

So the current political struggle in the West isn’t really a struggle of people preventing evil dictators from ruling. It is more like a bunch of conspiracies struggling with leaders wanting to end those conspiracies. Which beyond the elections is mostly out of our control.

But what’s an individual to do? The reason politics is mostly out of our control is all politics is identity politics and you can’t change one’s identity, as much as mentally ill people would like to. So talking politics is really just a way of affirming who you are. But it is important to affirm who you are. Right now muslims are colonising a large part of West Europe. Muslims believe Allah always rules. The belief that someone always rules is in line with natural law, hence the success of Islam. Our current mainstream society offers no counterweight to Islam — we simply hope that ‘they will see things our way and we will all get along without nasty dictators’. Gnon does not treat such nonsense kindly.

Hence the need to take an interest in politics: one needs to be in tune with the power games being played so that one does not get stomped in the face by Gnon’s boot. Being in tune with all facets of reality, including politics, is simply a good investment. That is all there is to it.