Quote note (#252)

There is no nectar like these tears. WaPo’s Charles Lane whines exquisitely at a cultural crisis management event, held in Washington DC (reported by Amren):

I think it’s the leveling of access to mass communication. Twenty years ago you had to own a $250 million printing press to have access to the whole world; today, you need a $400 phone and you can communicate directly to the entire world. This has been a tremendous source of energy to populist movements. We, the mainstream media, are weaker than we’ve ever been before, yet we are vilified for controlling the discourse. We’ve never been weaker and never been more hated.

The Fourth Estate is having a peculiarly awful 2016 (and it only goes downhill from here).

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  • Quote note (#252) | Neoreactive Says:

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  • Son_of_Olorus Says:

    Just like the landed nobility, the free market mechanism and the technological fruits of capitalism will undo these dinosaurs just like it had the power to create them, 500 years ago.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    The landed nobility of the days of Malthus were defeated by a coalition of organised conspirators, not by the market and technology alone.

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    Brett Stevens Reply:

    I agree. Landed nobility was an intelligent idea; mob rule was not (but it had mercantile forces behind it).

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    Ahote Reply:

    If we’re going to be honest, absolute monarchy was ended by lawyers and journalists. Landed nobility was ended much earlier by absolute monarchs. Reactionaries like to kvetch about bourgeoisie, but it’s the monarchs they should really be kvetching about. For all the nonsense, Chris B is right about one thing – high & low VS middle.

    Uriel Alexis Reply:

    they were defeated, nonetheless.

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    Brett Stevens Reply:

    So far, everything good has been defeated for the past couple centuries or longer. That does not man it was weak, only that decay was strong, probably because we included too many people in the civilization franchise who had no intent of contributing — and an impulse to destroy.

    Posted on May 25th, 2016 at 8:46 am Reply | Quote
  • TheDividualist Says:

    Mark my words – populist is kind of awesome now, because it is turned against hem and is destroying them, and there are lots and lots of lulz to have, but in the unlikely case we won they would be a hell of an annoyance. Remember, the French Revolution / Jacobins weren’t like the modern left, they were more exactly like the populists – the social-nationalists – of that time. They turn against the fake leftie aristocrats now, and that is fine, but they would turn against anything they perceive higher than themselves, real or fake.

    Anyway it is too early to dwell on that. Right now it is pretty cool.

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    Brett Stevens Reply:

    they would turn against anything they perceive higher than themselves

    I second this warning. People in groups make terrible decisions that are based in individual egos. That this is working for us now is great, but it will take over our message and turn it into the same-old-same-old, which always leads to liberal democracy and then communism (tyranny).

    For an example, look at what happened when pop versions of Neoreaction and the Alternative Right came about.

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    Uriel Alexis Reply:

    if they have the power to actually overcome tech-tycoons (who power them now), then warnings will be worth nothing.

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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    We, the mainstream media, are weaker than we’ve ever been before, yet we are vilified for controlling the discourse.

    The media did not go full-on crazy Leftist until the Reagan years it seems, and it finally caught up with them. I see this as bigger than the internet in this regard: for mainstream consciousness to assimilate a change in society takes about 20 years. During that time, the press went from having some variation in it to being almost entirely monothematic.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    Not sure about that – I see Lefty media flexing its muscle in successfully indoctrinating an entire country into precisely the wrong interpretation of the Vietnam War, and the same in Watergate.

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    michael Reply:

    The world according to Garp in 78 is already ridiculing radical feminism and leftist academia and other leftist holy cows from a leftist perspective that exudes confidence it can afford this extravagance, In 68 Vidal is writing tranny porn as high lit and gets into a cat fight with WFB on live national television covering the convention. In 64 we explore miscegenation in guess whos coming to dinner, In 64 Ava Gardner anticipates Y tu Mama Tambien by 40 years on the big screen adaptation of gay playwright Tennessee Williams 1960 bwy play, Ava has sex with two illiterate amerindian cabanna boys In night of the iguanna adding micegenation and classigenation and feminism to the mix he also writes cat on a hot tin roof about the love that dare not speak its name, in 53 tea and sympathy portrays a gay student seduced into manliness by his teachers wife, 1947 s A gentlemans agreement and 42 casablanca about anti semitism. Theres hundreds of other leftist propaganda tales on screen and book going back to chaplain. tales about racism sexism and faggotry abound in popular media pick up any popular magazine going back 200 years at least you will see it in Laurence Wilde Rimbaud Dickens Hugo Hawthorne and on and on.You can see it in the declines of Rome and Greece. wealth and idle hands are the devils workshop.Once a nation reach peak optimization theres no where to go but left again, if youre an artist, priest or want to make a name your choice is dull maintenance of the status quo or striking out in a new direction.

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    Hank Reply:

    The media going full on crazy hard left corresponds neatly with their “professionalization” as university-gated elite institutions.

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  • smg Says:

    They should just kill themselves.

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    SVErshov Reply:

    and who doesn’t?

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    Posted on May 25th, 2016 at 12:01 pm Reply | Quote
  • Gentile Ben Says:

    Now re-watch the complementary video of the reporter getting body slammed by a secret serviceman at a Trump rally.

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    Posted on May 25th, 2016 at 12:27 pm Reply | Quote
  • michael Says:

    @Robespierre didnt have the Cathedral but he did have a 95% poverty rate, mobs are easily led they dont want socialism anarchy they want order stability dignity and to be left to work and tend their families, [racial slur for people of African ancestry] are another story but you have been warned about that already.
    If you cant get one propaganda step ahead of the mob in first world countries you dont deserve to rule.

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  • Contaminated NEET Says:

    >We, the mainstream media, are weaker than we’ve ever been before, yet we are vilified for controlling the discourse. We’ve never been weaker and never been more hated.

    It’s almost like, as you lose control of the discourse, the discourse moves in directions you don’t want it to go. How paradoxical!

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    michael Reply:

    beware of leftists citing problems they always have a solution

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  • Erebus Says:

    Charles Lane, author of such headlines as “The dangerous nihilism of Trump voters,” wherein he wrote:

    “[…] there hasn’t been nearly enough blaming of the people most responsible for The Donald’s rise: his voters.

    They are perpetually — indulgently — described as “angry,” or “frustrated,” or “fed up,” and no doubt they are. But exactly how reasonable are those feelings, and how rational a response to them is a vote for Trump?

    The answers, respectively, are “only somewhat” and “not at all.””

    Charles Lane, who is responsible for completely idiotic clickbait articles like “Where the prescription for autism can be death,” and last week’s “Stop the Olympics.”

    This Charles Lane wonders why he’s hated? Can he truly be moaning over the fact that readers have other options?
    …Well, cry me a river.

    If right-wing populist mass-movements existed in the USA — and they don’t — Charles Lane’s face would be under a neo-brownshirt’s boot. (What we’re seeing with Trump is a politician striking populist chords. There is no movement.)

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    michael Reply:

    the old dead witch to inquisitor ratio

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  • Reactionary Expat Says:

    2016 is going to look like a walk in the park compared to what’s coming for a lot of these people if they don’t course correct (which I don’t expect that they will).

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  • michael Says:

    Ill say again theres a window here to develop an open source alt social media that might gain enough leftist support on privacy and anti corporist etc grounds to supplant the Cathedral ones before they decide to enact euro style hate speech laws or simply censor on the grounds of private property or probably both. It wouldnt take much to shut down all dissent to the level of child porn and moltov cocktail recipes they could do it tomorrow and nary a peep.Im no techie but id guess if they wanted they could make crypto currency pretty relevant to how hard would it be to have the web destroy BTC transactions. communications is vital to any evolution needs a feedback loop

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  • Thales Says:

    “The Fourth Estate is having a peculiarly awful 2016 (and it only goes downhill from here).”

    Please, they’ve been part of the First Estate since WWII…

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  • Uriel Alexis Says:

    it gets clear that democrats are not very happy with actual “people power” in the realm of information.

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    Dale Rooster Reply:

    I recall back in the ’90s, in the history textbooks we were reading, there were tons of self-celebratory narratives regarding the ’60s and how kids need to get more involved with activism and be activists for change like their parents did in the ’60s (there were not-so-subtle sub-narratives about how bad it was to be selfish during the ’80s, the decade of greed, and how only good people participate in democracy, while bad, selfish people just try to live their lives and make money).

    I wondered when I was a kid what would happen if the Right actually became activists. Then I saw it happen a decade later–in the Tea Parties. Golly, how the narrative had changed. The only notable and consistent leftists, I believe, who actually said the Tea Parties were a good thing were Gore Vidal and Noam Chomsky, who argued, to their credit, that the Tea Parties are wonderful because the Right is participating in democracy–“people power”–even if they’re wrong and evil and racist, etc. I don’t have links to back this up. Just something I recall. Perhaps I’m wrong.

    These days Chomsky believes the GOP is more dangerous than the Soviets, Maoists and Nazis: http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/chomsky-gop

    I kinda feel bad for the old anarcho-commie. Pathetic.

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    cyborg_nomade Reply:

    any anarchist who actually believe in representation is as far from anarchism’s main insight (no masters, no gods) as one could possibly be. Chomsky has been a pathetic weasel for a long time.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    Chomsky’s always been an opportunist.

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  • michael Says:

    @
    http://www.unz.com/article/power-loves-the-dark/

    that links hard to resist huh and its relevant sort of the cathedral response to tech will be better tech first tech more tech and your tech is illegal tech. The window is closing on tech. Unless leftist legacy conspiracy theory is leveraged soon real soon

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  • michael Says:

    @michael
    particularly depressing is Peter Theil helping the state with the tech arms race

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    It’s a common occurrence in history, where geniuses (eg Archimedes, Leonardo Da Vinci, Turing, Claude Shannon) are politically naive despite their raw intellect, and permit their gifts to be used for the ends of mediocre men (politicians).

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    Erebus Reply:

    Surely you can’t be comparing Peter Thiel to Turing, Da Vinci, Claude Shannon, and Archimedes? Thiel is a financier and an opportunist — I’ve seen absolutely nothing to suggest that he’s a man of scientific or artistic genius. He has infinitely more in common with a Florentine banker than he has in common with Da Vinci.
    It shouldn’t surprise anybody that companies like Palantir work with the state, besides.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    I’m drawing an analogy where innovators are co-opted for the purposes of the state, rather than claiming that Thiel is actually in their company as such. I’m sure there are genius researchers working for Google and so on that could be compared to Turing, but their names aren’t known.

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  • Jeffrey S. Says:

    I’m just fascinated that an organization ostensibly devoted to the promotion of German language and culture is instead involved in this:

    “The Goethe-Institut Washington organizes and supports cultural events that present German culture abroad and that further the transatlantic dialogue regarding today’s challenging questions. Our worldwide focuses are on topics such as the role of arts in urban development and the question of how we forge our future within the context of major transformations such as the crisis of democracy, climate change and the digitalization of our everyday life. Of special interest to us are aesthetic formats such as film and exhibition projects, panel series and theater performances.”

    [from their website]

    How about teaching the kids about Faust or Der Ring des Nibelungenfor Christ sakes!!! The rot runs deep…

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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    @Grotesque Body

    Chomsky’s always been an opportunist.

    Clickbait, academia-style.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    We owe so much to Plato, the first shitposter.

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    Brett Stevens Reply:

    First shitlord, perhaps also 🙂

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  • Aristocles Invictvs Says:

    Let the cuck tears flow.

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