Chaos Patch (#102)

(Open thread + links)

Atomic fission. Occult government. The chaos option. Escalate to ideas. A tale from the Hood. Comment policy. The dissident right mapped (not hugely persuasively). New blog. The weekly round.

The Islamic Vortex update (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Saudi collapse chatter (plus). Stuxnet update. Charlie Foxtrot foreign policy (1, 2, 3, 4). Venezuela in ruins (1, 2, 3). Full communism in the UK and US. Chinese takes on the Norks, its own rich kids, and digital money. Germany leaves the reservation. Scary Poland (notable 1, 2), plus Jim’s take.

Commodities as cash. Beyond zirp lies calamity (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The neglected supply side. Business success for SJWs (1, 2).

Polarization yawns (relevant). Against inheritance (note). Lost millennials (and competitiveness). The ‘social justice’ defense.

Trumpenführer panic report (1, 2, 3). The Bush slayer (relevant), level complete. Crashing the party (1, 2, 3, 4). Spanked Pope. Dreher floods the zone (1, 2, 3, 4). Trump speaks. Trump’s veep?

Meanwhile, on the other side of chaos (1, 2, 3, 4).

ScaliaGate (1, 2, 3, 4).

Twitter funny business watch (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The search for alternatives. Twitter versus Facebook. Social media versus party politics. The digital ghetto. Biased social science. Derbyshire disinvited.

Costs of dishonesty. Racial profiling. The tightrope of discretion. Discriminate harder. German crime stats. Complexities of religious reproduction. An IQ/income bibliography. Amygdala conflict. A biorealist look at democracy.

Hominin taxic diversity (plus).

Apple against the FBI. What’s next for AI (see also, and)? ET is out there (or in here). Time-travel ‘update‘.

A difficult number. Predation and speciation. Modafinil works. Toxoplasma alert drop. A time-lapsed sun and carnivorous glowworms.

Apocalypse Corner (1, 2, 3). “As the economic, social and ethnic contradictions are only growing in the modern world our most cunning weapon against the system is to snuff out all hope people may still have. Considering the state the world is in today it doesn’t take much to shake people’s confidence in the system. But instead of being worried, anxious or desperate about the coming turmoil, we must fearlessly welcome it, we must celebrate it, we must embrace it, we must always make it absolutely clear that the collapse of the western societies into a raging ethnic tribal war only serves our cause and that it is the necessary prerequisite for the national revolution. Therefore our primary task is to convince everyone that chaos awaits, we must do everything within our power so that a sense of doom and gloom begins to haunt the society. We must persuade people to believe in the collapse, so that this collapse then becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy as well.” (As with much Chaos Patch material, that merits an XS smile, but not a full endorsement.)

A cognitive bias run-down. Umberto Eco (RIP) on fascism.

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  • Chaos Patch (#102) | Neoreactive Says:

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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    I am enjoying watching Donald Trump and Ann Coulter systematically widen the Overton window. It is interesting that theoretically (?) “mainstream” conservative figures are doing this.

    That Umberto Eco essay is a great read. Its motivation seems concealed, sort of like Milton writing about Satan.

    As always, thank you for mentioning us and providing this great list of reading matter for a hopefully-lazy Sunday morning.


    Posted on February 21st, 2016 at 4:19 pm Reply | Quote
  • Handle Says:

    Gottfried has a new book out, Fascism, The Career of a Concept, which I think shows that Eco’s essay never merited the ‘definitional’ status it somehow earned. Even Douthat recently weighed Trump on those faulty scales, while dropping the F-bomb over a dozen times in article after article. He knew better than that, but his audience doesn’t.


    admin Reply:

    ‘Fascism’ has become a term sanctified by political religion. There is no chance whatsoever that it will be discussed with calm detachment in any meaningful time-frame, except by a few eccentrics. That, it seems to me, is a fact to adapt to (and only secondarily one to lament).


    Posted on February 21st, 2016 at 4:59 pm Reply | Quote
  • Johan Schmidt Says:

    We really need someone to “map” political preferences in the sense of a self-organising map, or neural network. If it proceeded from no assumptions and had a good enough sample, it could really show up the uselessness of traditional styles of “political compass” which really only bake in the biases of their creators.


    Posted on February 21st, 2016 at 6:30 pm Reply | Quote
  • Erebus Says:

    The article at “atomic fission” is extremely well done & I am in complete agreement with its author. It deserves to become a part of the NRx canon.

    “A tale from the Hood,” in comparison, is almost comically bad. Gregory Hood is clearly a gifted writer, but, unfortunately, seems to be a rather shallow thinker. The first three-quarters of that article of his was an easy and entertaining read, but was loaded with the most trite, trivial, and banal observations — at no point did it come close to describing anything that we haven’t already seen and heard a thousand times — and then the last quarter of the article went off the reservation entirely.

    To summarize, in an admittedly incomplete and haphazard way:
    “Another world is possible—but there is something standing in the way. That something is America.”

    ““America” did not accomplish anything. Whites did. European-Americans did.”

    “We are not “Americans,” for how can one be a citizen of an abstraction? We are Europeans, whites who have conquered the North American wilderness …”

    …And so on, and so forth.

    The appeals to a sense of pan-European identity must be rhetorical. Are the troubles now facing Europe not worse than those faced by America? And are its citizens not decadent, degraded, and cowed to an equal if not a greater degree? (Speaking from experience, it’s at least as bad in England, and I’d argue that it’s actually much worse.) If Europe is not any better-off than America, then it must be understood that the problem is not “America” at all. Instead, the problems are Democracy, progressivism, and egalitarianism — all of which are, of course, not unique to America.

    There are two core messages which Hood clarifies over the last portion of his article. The first is that America is a uniquely hateful and hostile entity. Hood makes no mention of the fact that the EU itself, and virtually all other modern nations, are also implacably hostile to white ethno-nationalism. The second message is, essentially, “we shall have to carve out a new “European” ethno-state on US territory.” …Leaving aside for a moment the utter impossibility of the venture, is that not the height of artifice and abstraction?

    Aside: Does the pan-European solidarity Hood seems to espouse actually exist in Europe at all? As far as I can tell, to what vanishingly small extent it exists as a movement, it’s a 21st century phenomenon. It is also the product of modernity, globalism, the internet, and many other evils…


    Mark Citadel Reply:

    Pan-whitism is an unfortunately semi-coherent mapping of the American racial landscape onto a broader context which it does not currently fit, nor will it fit in the near future.


    Dark Psy-Ops Reply:

    Yes, the social matter piece really hit home, I haven’t yet read through the links but I plan to today. It’s hard to not go off the rails sometimes cursing at the modern world, and letting one’s own radioactive and toxic individualism permeate your sphere of action. One tries to stay above the fray but then ends up sharing the common vulgarity, and generally gives into it in a very blameworthy way. The article was exactly what I needed to read after a week of personal frustrations and anger at no one in particular, but it’s those closest to you that are affected, and the fissile nature of the modern personality only serves to further isolate us, preventing us from building the relationships necessary to construct something better, and generally destroying the bonds we have crafted over the long-term with those we want to love and live with, if only our own narcissism and stupidity wouldn’t lead us to sabotage them. The whole MGTOW sentiment is fairly topical, and it’s a runaway feedback loop, the more secluded one becomes, the more we lash out and break the links we have with others, then the less we have to offer them in terms of endearing and positive relationships, and it further breaks apart from there, leading to more corruption, more intense emissions of venomous negativity… and yet, individualism is mainly a false concept, so our callousness is felt and measured by others, although we might want to keep it secret and hidden from them, it’s not contained, even when we are alone. So it breeds another crises, and then without methods for proper reconciliation it becomes harder to return to the peaceable co-existence we previously enjoyed, and our repentance probably comes too late, and probably means too little, especially over the long run, when we continue to make the same mistakes, if not today, then most likely in a few months, when stress gets the better of us, and we still haven’t managed to detach from wider social problems. So we have to try, as Barghest advises, to reflect the social conflagration but not let ourselves absorb it, but that means to have an identity which allows us to have breathing space, which as individuals we can’t do alone, so it takes us to try and build a new private community, some functional meaning of community and cohesion away from the mess, where we can absorb the patterns of others who we understand, and the communications that resonate with is, people to fill our neo-cortex without having it smothered in the loudmouths and dangerous speech of guttersnipes on the internet, where we can find peace and let the definitely frustrating problems of the modern world wash off our back, without them activating the slow-rage burn from the “chronic over-stimulation of hypothalamic rage centres”… well, that’s all really, kind of a confession of my own atomization and the radioactivity that comes with it, but the first step is admitting there’s a problem… Listening to Mallikarjun Mansur can help:


    Tom Barghest Reply:

    I’m really pleased to have helped, DPO. I’ve been over 5 years without speaking to the guttersnipes on the internet, but coming back to this sort of welcome I’m giving you guys another chance.

    Admitting the problem helps. Hope the last weeks have been better.


    Morkyz Reply:

    That kind of gay shit is why I can’t call myself a WN, if you’re going to live in LARPland at least LARP something better than being a 2nd rate copy of a European.


    Morkyz Reply:

    imagine being part of a country so gay even it’s “nationalists” will tell you it’s failed to carve out an identity of it’s own after 400 fucking years


    Tom Barghest Reply:

    I was flattered to read this commendation, Erebus. I’d feared the piece was mediocre, myself, but I resigned myself to the fact that almost everything is when measured against a Dostoevsky or a Pynchon. I submitted it anyway and I’m glad I did. I hope it helps you or your friends.


    Posted on February 21st, 2016 at 6:55 pm Reply | Quote
  • Seth Largo Says:

    The anti-inheritance article is quintessentially progressive. In fact, I think the best description of Leftism is “that which is inexorably opposed to the accumulation of excellence and intelligence,” except, of course, unless it is the corrupt state that is doing the accumulating.


    Bettega Reply:

    We can also be certain that sooner or later, 100% inheritance tax will become a thing, because as per Jouvenel, everything that increases the power of the central government against independent institutions, be it corporations, family or individuals, ends up happenning under approving nods of intellectuals and bureaucrats.


    Posted on February 21st, 2016 at 7:30 pm Reply | Quote
  • Seth Largo Says:

    So Free Northerner is taking credit for Scharlach’s NRx network map, eh? Not that I’d have any personal reason for pointing this out. Just saying . . .


    Hurlock Reply:

    I suspect he might have nothing to do with this. The other blogger probably simply found the map on Free Northerner’s blog and reposted it, thinking he was the primary source.


    Posted on February 21st, 2016 at 7:49 pm Reply | Quote
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  • Gentile Ben Says:

    “I was dragged to this position, and I fought it kicking and screaming every step of the way. When all is said and done, I want to win so I don’t have to do this anymore.”

    Pass the Kleenex.


    4candles Reply:

    Well, we could sit idly by and sneer (I bet this guy doesn’t even lift etc.), or we could attempt to understand the mechanism at work here. Why the kicking and screaming? Why does the red pill induce masses of chunder (even if not for you)? How does Cathedral mind-control work?


    Gentile Ben Reply:

    Well, the mechanism at work is victimology/identity politics. Worse still, the author is glaringly unself-aware and, I assume, would be aghast at being accused of wallowing in victimhood. He’s a white dindu.


    Posted on February 21st, 2016 at 11:24 pm Reply | Quote
  • Mark Citadel Says:

    Thanks for linking, Nick. I had some possible constructive criticism for Adam’s map of the dissident right in the comment section. A fully functional map would be an ace project for some web-smart aggregator out there. I can imagine it as an animated and interactive web of links.


    Posted on February 22nd, 2016 at 1:24 am Reply | Quote
  • Seth Largo Says:


    UrFascism can come back under the most innocent of disguises. Our duty is to uncover it and to point our finger at any of its new instances – every day, in every part of the world. Franklin Roosevelt’s words of November 4, 1938, are worth recalling:

    “I venture the challenging statement that if American democracy ceases to move forward as a living force, seeking day and night by peaceful means to better the lot of our citizens, fascism will grow in strength in our land.”

    Freedom and liberation are an unending task.

    The ironic dissonance between the final sentence and everything else in this conclusion seems to have gone unnoticed by Umberto.


    Posted on February 22nd, 2016 at 2:25 am Reply | Quote
  • Kgaard Says:

    In case you were wondering just how freaking complicated NIRP could get, please enter the world of “cash escape inhibitors.” I have to figure this stuff out for a living and it is so mind-deadening that I could barely get all the way through it.

    But this is the crux of where things are going: Negative rates plus complex ways to punish banks for shifting their reserves to cash.


    Posted on February 22nd, 2016 at 2:45 am Reply | Quote
  • SVErshov Says:

    Modafinil works, till it stops. Stimulants are dengerouse, because brain has a protection mechanism agains continouse stimulation – receptor internalisation, no receptors – no stimulation. substituted phenethylamines more effective in many cases and need much less use. for example 2CB once in two week and depression is over, obviously it is not going mainstream never.


    Posted on February 22nd, 2016 at 1:44 pm Reply | Quote
  • SVErshov Says:

    Apple against the FBI.

    I have better head line for this article – Milking San Bernardino shooter.
    on next day after 9/11 Sa#m V4 isner said to NSA contractors: “we can milk this thing up to 2015”

    It is really profitable milking, only milking Snowden for next 20 years estimated in more then 200 bil usd.

    it can work in both ways of course, if you not milking some, some milking you. kind of eternal dilema who is milking whom. or …


    Posted on February 22nd, 2016 at 3:59 pm Reply | Quote
  • Grotesque Body Says:

    Modafinil abuse is a symptom of dire insecurity.


    Posted on February 23rd, 2016 at 3:45 am Reply | Quote
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  • useablecrania Says:

    This batch of links is fantastic. I particularly enjoyed “The Fall of the Meritocracy” and the article on the fine structure constant.


    SVErshov Reply:

    could you please post link for ‘structure constant’ article


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