“I want to go home.”

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Don’t be misled by the ambiguous escape at the end of Moon (2009). The movie as a whole makes the more far-reaching case. ‘Home’ is dead, and exists only as a simulation.

If it’s not obvious — after watching this excellent movie — why it explains the ‘Neo-‘ prefix in ‘Neoreaction’, I can’t help you. (Nothing can help you, in any case.)

June 11, 2016admin 25 Comments »
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  • Mark Warburton Says:

    So much promise with this and Source Code. Shame Bowie’s son has moved on to Warcraft.

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    Posted on June 11th, 2016 at 2:11 pm Reply | Quote
  • Brett Stevens Says:

    Remove idiocy, and Earth could well be a nice place again. Interesting that H-wood wants us to believe otherwise however.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    Earth is going to end up looking like Eraserhead.

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    Brett Stevens Reply:

    We’re already at Brave New World.

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    Posted on June 11th, 2016 at 2:14 pm Reply | Quote
  • John Says:

    Nostalgic for a time never existed.

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    Mark Warburton Reply:

    We call that ‘saudades’ in Portugal!

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    Posted on June 11th, 2016 at 3:30 pm Reply | Quote
  • sconzey Says:

    This is one of my favourite films. Incredible soundtrack.

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    Mark Warburton Reply:

    Clint Mansell is fantastic. Hope he plays in Hong Kong one day.

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    Posted on June 11th, 2016 at 3:44 pm Reply | Quote
  • Aristocles Invictvs Says:

    Just watched it after seeing this post, brilliant movie, superb soundtrack, and it really does convey a neoreactionary message. There is no going back to how it was in the ever romanticized past. Thank you for the recommendation Nick.

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    Brett Stevens Reply:

    There is no going back to how it was in the ever romanticized past.

    Nonsense. Set up the same political and social systems and you have the same society.

    But I’ll agree that defeatism and fatalism are much easier on the mind.

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    Marxist toady Reply:

    Good luck getting rid of cheap guns, birth control, instant worldwide communication, automobiles, IEDs, factory farming (no peasants needed), digital currencies, etc.

    If you seriously think ancient, medieval or early modern “social systems” were or are capable of incorporating the above, well. You might as well be an anarchist babbling about ’30s Catalonia. (Not to mention this is absurdly tautological — “set up the same social systems [i.e., society] and you have the same society.” Noted?)

    You can’t wish away capitalist dynamics (modernity) by fiat. If the repeated 20th c. failures of institutional communism should have taught the world anything, it is that.

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    Brett Stevens Reply:

    Good luck getting rid of cheap guns, birth control, instant worldwide communication, automobiles, IEDs, factory farming (no peasants needed), digital currencies, etc.

    These are easily gotten rid of.

    I see you are making the technological progress argument… very Progressive, but not on point.

    Financial incentives can take care of most of the above. We already have a government-created peasantry.

    Aristocles Invictvs Reply:

    This implies that something like that is possible, and one of the key insights of neoreaction is that it isn’t. We can certainly try to imitate some glorious past monarchy or autocratic regime, but it will never be “the same”. As admin explained in “The Idea of Neoreaction” post, certain changes are “lock-in”, i.e. inviolable alterations in our world. We either deal with that or bite the dust.

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    Brett Stevens Reply:

    This implies that something like that is possible, and one of the key insights of neoreaction is that it isn’t.

    Pleasant, but not sensible from any reading of history, since empires manage to survive for many years after others have fallen.

    Neoreaction is libertarian theory — formalism — plus reaction.

    michael Reply:

    About what period? I think you and your critics have points. Putting aside how to get from here to “there” for a minute. There are some genies that probably cant and shouldn’t be attempted [because hopeless] to be put back in bottle. Western civilization is still pretty civilized even up to the 1960s; now I know we can trace the causes all the way back to the beginning of time and some human traits that may or may not still serve but will really take some subduing if they get in the way. In short a cut off point is arbitrary leftism has always been with us is to some extent genetic;but conservatism is also ans certain periods of time were fairly civilized. Certainly theres a steady increase in leftism in say the past 500 years but theres also been am increase in civilization for most of that time. If I were looking for a point of greatest civilization to leftism ratio and had the ability to lock it in place I would say about 1935.I would actually push it forward a bit if my locks were secure enough and it were not clouded by war.This period is pretty much the same world we live in without the excesses of what followed. Im sure the argument is once suffrage is universal it cant be locked down. The answer is two fold first is thats the same as saying no point in history can be locked down left ratchet is inevitable [which might be possible] every click of the ratchet required the one before it to happen first,if you can lock down the medieval period you can lock down the 30s. Any period of relative stability according to your hope ought t o be able to be maintained. I actually think it might be possible [sans method of getting from here to there] both because as you point out recreate initial conditions but also because we can now know what to watch out for. Of course “initial conditions” is Lorenz chaos and so obviously no stasis possible without constant monitoring.
    Your critics are correct that trying to say hide modern advancements both scientific and social would be impossible is true it would be like capitalist controls.And im not sure it would even be a good idea or “moral” . Relegating 90% of the European people to serfdom doesnt seem like a plan no matter how much Id like to larp Arthurian its never as a serf. Not much capitalism science etc going on,The improvements are marginal for the masses until after the great war. And while a great argument could be made about that period being the real start of the 60s I think another could be made that the lower classes were brought into the civilization fold quite well and the increase in cognition and capital would be well worth the effort.
    Obviously some conditions would have to be changed. Womens voting and abandoning the home en mass; and non European immigration as anything more than temporary visas [possibly including proactive [[[ assimilation]]] ] would be the big changes.
    I dont see democracy as the big problem regarding the mobs wanting free shit.They dont until some politician starts getting them hooked on it then riles them with a threat to take it away. mobs want the security and dignity to be left alone to raise families prvide these conditions they are fine. Niggers are another story they simply cant thrive in a modern society they should be phased out humanely and i dont just mean the black ones, Deport as many as possible for immigration technicalities, pay huge bounties for sterilization etc,
    MM criticizes its perverse incentives should be purely economic. separation of government and economy through tech should remove most of the incentive. in other words outsource government services the argument over gay education gets settled at the app store not the city council and courts. You needn’t create patches they will coalesce and be regulated by their choices. The cathedral is brilliant in that it has proven it can actually alter the thinking of most whites to act against their interests and instincts allowing the illusion of democracy [which seems important to whites] while allowing elites to do whatever the fuck they think best. Unfortunately its in the hands of the enemy. Currently the cathedral is open source and they are discovering this leaves them open to entry by satirists etc they will surely lock it down soon, However it will remain effective. A regulated cathedral under the control of the right could mold any civilization it wanted.Think a European Singapore. Seizing the cathedral is the task but its one minute to midnight so not wanting to get hands dirty with politics and violence is luxurious. while not surely necessary a proof that it can be done before demographic armagedden should be a prerequisite before any more time is wasted. This idea that the cathedral USG is simply going to collapse is far fetched [ yeah i know all about the quadrillion in credit default swaps and leftist mortal detachment from reality but markets can remain wrong longer than you can remain solvent is a maxim. Brazilification is more likely scenario. Some around here seem to be with the current elites in the veiw that thats cool as long as they get to be rulers with helicopters on roof. i am of the mind that people like that must be hung from lamposts until ravens peck them into non existence. i may not live by the 14 words oe whatever it is but i love my people even the ones with 100 IQs and want my civilization back not some multicultural GATTACA of android cocksucking Elois ruled by a computer. But hey im just a dumb racist right?

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    michael Reply:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GkTp0e2adY

    Off topic but really funny

    Brett Stevens Reply:

    In short a cut off point is arbitrary leftism has always been with us is to some extent genetic;but conservatism is also ans certain periods of time were fairly civilized.

    Exactly.

    Beat down the carnies, establish sanity, and evolution works for us not against us.

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  • Rkrk Says:

    Brett, you’re wrong. Moloch allows us to move in only one direction, and we’re not his only worshipers either.

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    John Hannon Reply:

    “When Gnon get ready, you got to move.” (possibly misheard) –

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUCoQryE7-k

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    michael Reply:

    I have wanted to do a reactionary rock thing and the stones obviously were the kings of interpreting that nigger misogynist thing but also of the dystopian critique of leftism -Paint it black, sympathy for the devil,Respectable,some girls etc
    but rock lyrics are a goldmine of reactionary thought and reinterpetation

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    John Hannon Reply:

    Absolutely – the Stones were always too grounded in the primeval to ever be properly prog.
    Check out how Jagger switches in an instant here from reciting Shelley to hollering out the most raw as f*ck blues-rock ever –

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ5VhQMgjYw

    (I promise not to post any more Stones links after this, admin – thanks for your indulgence)

    Posted on June 12th, 2016 at 4:33 am Reply | Quote
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  • Cryptogenic Says:

    Some observations with spoilers:

    Did you notice that Sam #2 watching Sam #1 through his Caravan shades looked exactly like De Niro in “Taxi Driver”?

    I found the portrayal of GERTY as a gullible FAI rather poignant against my better judgment. It was the dopey emojis that won me over.

    The Tarkovsky vibe was stronger than the Kubrick vibe in the first half. The apparitions recall “Solaris” more than “2001.”

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    smg Reply:

    I usually dislike sequels or prequels, but Moon II could be excellent. What happens when Sam II gets back to Earth? Does original Sam know about his clones? Many possibilities.

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  • michael Says:

    reminded me of mans search for meaning or was it NYC BJ [ before Giuliani ]

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    Posted on June 13th, 2016 at 12:59 am Reply | Quote

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