Chaos Patch (#98)

(Open thread + links)

The XS antibody. Genocide spirals. Bad government. Conflict prompts. Against the commons. Following orders. Massive squalls of Alt-Right discussion almost everywhere, including this (+) and this from Brett Stevens, a loose trilogy from Free Northener (1, 2, 3), an Alfred Clark introduction, Citadel and SoBL commentary, a Roosh piece. Not sure whether enthusiasm for Second Wave Fascism counts (why not?). A defense of identitarianism. The weekly round.

Western resilience. Silent trade. All-devouring democracy. The 0.000001%. The Celtic Enlightenment. Dutch exceptionalism. Fragmented anxieties. Capitalism stole our ice age.

We still have Venezuelan Bolivarian Socialism to kick around. The Midwest laid waste. Fissile nations. ICANN going international.

Cologne fall out is still glowing hot (1, 2, 3). Exodus (explained).

Trumpenführer panic report (1, 2). NRO @ work (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). The Sam Francis connection. Related lunacy (plus). Libertarian comment from North and Paul.
Popcorn bonus (1, 2).

Parents > parenting. Delicate concerns about the public IQ ‘debate’ (via). Designer babies. Asperger‘s nazism. A brief tour of racial madness (1, 2, 3). Out of left field (comment). Drama awards. Schooled.

Liberal agony (1, 2). Mind-control issues at Facebook (1, 2, 3), Twitter (1, 2), and elsewhere (1, 2, 3).

Apocalypse corner (1, 2, 3, 4). Radioactive headline of the week. Shorting the near-future (relevant). Narrative sequence. Soros speaks. ZH does it best (1, 2, 3). “Unlike the Great Depression, social crisis will eventually eclipse economic crisis in the U.S. That is to say, our society today is so unequipped to deal with a financial collapse that the event will inevitably trigger cultural upheaval and violent internal conflict. In the 1930s, nearly 50% of the American population was rural. Farmers made up 21% of the labor force. Today, only 20% of the population is rural. Less than 2% work in farming and agriculture. That’s a rather dramatic shift from a more independent and knowledgeable land-utilizing society to a far more helpless and hapless consumer-based system.”

Causes and Consequences of the Protestant Reformation.

The Gate of Gnon. Diminishing returns. Affective heuristics. Prediction is hard. The Plato code. Satanic psy-ops. Weird Wild Wests. 13 Hours review.

DARPA neuro-electronics. VR memories.

An early-filter theory. Quantum time tangles. 2^74,207,281 –1. A-life obstacles. Traps that count.

January 24, 2016admin 20 Comments »

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  • Mark Warburton Says:

    This is a lot of fun. Best Sci-Fi series since BSG.


    vxxc2014 Reply:

    Second that on the expanse.


    Posted on January 24th, 2016 at 5:21 pm Reply | Quote
  • pyrrhus Says:

    I have grown extremely skeptical that government/media encouraged mass delusions in society can be derailed by any group that plays by “the rules.” The rules, which inevitably require government permissions for everything, prevent any reform from happening of consequence. Trump, or someone like Trump, is probably the last chance to save the US, within the system, from multi-cultural hell, but I doubt that he can succeed, even if elected…..
    .In my opinion, the likely scenario is a civilizational crash that cannot be dealt with or even acknowledged by the establishment. Most likely candidate, a food crisis, since farmland, fresh water and topsoil are disappearing rapidly.

    I also filed this comment at


    Al Fin Reply:

    A crash of civilisation is very possible. But probably not in the way you express, or in the ways that most people expect.

    Doom is when you die. Everyone dies. They die sooner and in more miserable ways in the third world, in general, where no meaningful civilisation exists.

    Farmland is disappearing rapidly in China, where most of it is poisoned anyway, as well as the air and water. Lots of good farmland in Russia. Food is wasted and thrown away in the west, and more farmland by far is left fallow than is used. Western populations are stable or shrinking, and rural areas are expanding as urbanisation sucks in the young.

    Talk of enviro doom is something to do, when one has nothing truly important to do. But if one spends his time that way, he should take the time to spell out the details of his doom theories with solid support. Check out “Earth Day 1970” to understand how similar today’s enviro doom talk is to that of almost 50 years ago. We’re supposed to be dead already!


    Posted on January 24th, 2016 at 5:29 pm Reply | Quote
  • grey enlightenment Says:

    soros has been wrong about everything. he lost billions in 2013 and 2014 betting against the stock market


    Posted on January 24th, 2016 at 5:43 pm Reply | Quote
  • Brett Stevens Says:

    Under demotism, White Nationalism is a superior product because it is (1) emotionally satisfying and (2) easy to understand. The problem is that, like National Socialism, it brings in the bad with the good.

    Thanks for the linkage as always, both to us and to these interesting articles. Coffee, pipe and the XS linkpost are a great way to begin a Sunday.


    Posted on January 24th, 2016 at 6:06 pm Reply | Quote
  • Brett Stevens Says:


    We all have much purging of liberal influence on our thinking to do. It is insidious and detailed.

    Progressives will never support raw capitalism; a sensible position is “capitalism plus” which incorporates mediating and improving elements like ethno-nationalism, aristocracy, caste and cultural rule.

    All opinions mine and speak for no one else necessarily.


    Posted on January 24th, 2016 at 6:08 pm Reply | Quote
  • Brett Stevens Says:


    In my opinion, the likely scenario is a civilizational crash that cannot be dealt with or even acknowledged by the establishment.

    Good to see you here. In my view, civilization collapse looks like Brazil 2.0: a steady degradation of everything, including genetics, until the society is irrelevant.

    400 years later when the Vandals push through, it is greeted with a shrug and a laugh. Anything good was taken from it centuries ago.


    Posted on January 24th, 2016 at 6:09 pm Reply | Quote
  • Chaos Patch (#98) | Reaction Times Says:

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    Posted on January 24th, 2016 at 8:55 pm Reply | Quote
  • Erebus Says:

    Another week, another “filter” paper.

    The filter isn’t a good thought experiment. It starts from the false premises that we are quite good at detecting life in the galaxy (i.e. that we are capable of detecting most if not all technological societies), that we have run a thorough search, and that we have found nothing at all. Of course, that is all completely false: We are almost entirely incapable of detecting extraterrestrial life, regardless of its level of technological sophistication; our search volume has thus far been extremely limited; even so, anomalies have been found.

    Hanson assumes that extraterrestrials must be Godlike Engineers who build megastructures or enormous and voracious Von Neumann probes, and that this infinitely capable race must have chosen to make themselves transparently obvious to the entire galaxy. Because at least one of those assumptions appears to be false — though we are incapable of verifying anything at all, as we don’t have the eyes for it — he then assumes that the Universe is essentially devoid of life… or, as he cringingly put it, “something out there is killing everything!!!!”

    It’s ridiculous, really.

    (…But not nearly as ridiculous as “Capitalism stole our ice age.” Those idiots take it to the next level…)


    Posted on January 24th, 2016 at 10:54 pm Reply | Quote
  • Morkyz Says:

    Nick Land is, literally, a crypto hypercalvinist who has infiltrated NRx. It is hypocritical, but you shouldn’t be shaming a proud White man for celebrating his ethnic heritage in this way.


    admin Reply:

    Crypto hypercalvinist? What the hell are you talking about?


    wenshuang Reply:

    What’s obvious to me is that the whole point of NRx was that you can’t walk the clinal ladder backwards. I thought we all knew this?

    HRx was bad enough, Alt-right is killing me.


    wenshuang Reply:

    I think this is confused. NRx is not “indistinguishable from the… Cathedral”, NRx is specifically distinguished by virtue of it being formal and thus efficient. The whole issue with the cathedral is that it is inefficient at best, and parasitic at worst. You’re confusing two things. The “Cathedral” refers to an entropic process of elites cannabilizing intelligence in order to maintain power because the method of legitimation is cancerous. The Cathedral does not refer to the particular composition of elite persons.

    It’s not like the proles were deceived that they could become elites once the Cathedral died. Rather, the Cathedral is the name of the relationship of the elite class to the dysgenic memetic practices necessary to maintain power where formalism is banished. Elites will elite, that’s a given. What NRx wants is for them to do it intelligently.

    So NRx is opposite of the Cathedral in every way.


    Posted on January 24th, 2016 at 11:19 pm Reply | Quote
  • yahtzee Says:

    The Slatestarscratchpad link is dead. Anyone have that saved?


    admin Reply:

    That’s odd.


    Posted on January 25th, 2016 at 2:41 am Reply | Quote
  • The Electric Philosopher Says:

    Is it worth mentioning here that Moldbug doesn’t refer to himself as NRx (that I’m aware of, anyway)? NRx is something cannibalised out of Moldbug’s analysis of modernity (taken as a historically contingent event grounded in a particular application of religious/social ideas) and Land’s background in hyper-capitalist accelerationist thinking that goes all the way back to the 90s. Complaining that NRx has fallen away from Moldbug is silly, it was never Moldbug’s to begin with.


    admin Reply:

    Strictly speaking, in our lineage, ‘Neoreaction’ is a term introduced by Anomaly UK to describe those drawing heavily (and sympathetically) upon Moldbug’s work. In this specific sense it dates from around 2011. Readers here might be able to pin it down more exactly.


    The Electric Philosopher Reply:

    You may disagree with me here, and I apologise if I seem to be putting words in your mouth, but I think it’s important to recognise the DeleuzoGuatarrian lineage of what happens here. Who cares about fealty to all of Moldbug’s ideas? Why not engage in conceptual bricolage and sample from the most appropriate sources and expositions of ideas depending on their usefulness?

    The Patchwork articles are a very good, clear and concise take on how anarcho-capitalism could work with special focus on the role of sovereignty in such a context. So what if Moldbug does other stuff in other places if that’s what’s useful to draw on to form the ideas that make up the heart of Tech-Comm as a distinct position in NRx? Ethno-nationalism is (that I’m aware of, I’ve not read whole lot of UR) a pretty non-Moldbuggean perspective too.

    And the idea that what’s promoted on XS or in The Dark Enlightenment is ‘liberalism’ is sheer comedy.


    Posted on January 25th, 2016 at 12:46 pm Reply | Quote
  • Arthur Says:

    Arthur? He seems to have gone full socialist on his Twitter TL. With that in mind enthusiasm about fascism is no wonder. Sigh… Alt-Right is getting worse by the day.


    Posted on January 25th, 2016 at 11:11 pm Reply | Quote

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