If NRx is spiraling back into a second phase of entryism paranoia, it looks as if it might be a lot more reflexively intense — and therefore more creative — than the last one. It’s still too early to get a firm grip at this point, and it is quite possible that the very nature of the threat makes confident apprehension an unrealistic expectation. Subversion is an abstract horror, or integral obscurity, presumed to be actively restraining itself from emergence as a phenomenon. However, some stimulating indicators:
I could become a leftist tommorow, I'd just have to choose. And how would you guys notice if I didn't want you to?
— Konkvistador (@asilentsky) October 25, 2014
The self-exemplification (by Konkvistador) here has surely to be taken as the provocation to a more abstract suggestion. If ‘I’ could do it, then others could too. The generalization is strongly encouraged:
#AIACC And everyone is a radical leftist hiding. Maybe I'm a leftist who forgot he was one.
— Konkvistador (@asilentsky) October 24, 2014
Nydwracu has some ideas about the beds ‘we’ should be looking under:
— Wesley Morganston (@nydwracu) October 25, 2014
And then there’s the ultimate entryist T-shirt slogan:
I want to kill the entryist inside me. pic.twitter.com/xakJerzPoL
— Manticore (@ad_bestias) October 23, 2014
Much entertainment in store — and perhaps even some functional ideas — if we can avoid going entirely insane. After all, the last wave of involutionary paranoia brought us some valuable thoughts (among which the best were probably this, this, and this). I’ve probably missed some critical moments, where attempts at institutional self-immunization became productive, and experimental. Keeping social maneuvers virtual helps to ward off incontinent public activism, so any opportunity to experiment with Machiavellian micro-politics is worth seizing with dark glee.
There’s no need for it to remain trivially humanistic. Remember this?