@Outsideness has been zapped by Twitter without any explanation (as of yet). It’s probably a useful hint that it’s past time to look more diligently for a censorship-resistant platform.
This prompted me to give minds.com a look. It’s still in beta, and will probably take a while to get used to, but there’s an @Outsideness account now if anyone’s tempted to experiment with exodus.
I’ve had trouble getting through to Gab.ai (might be a VPN / China Internet issue).
We’ll have Urbit eventually.
ADDED: I haven’t sought out a fight with Twitter, but had I done so it’s hard to imagine there could have been a way to hurt it more than getting Outsideness banned in this way. There’s simply no possible case to be made that this is about ‘abuse’. There has been nothing remotely like harassment in the history of the account. It’s naked thought control. The platform is an undisguised leftist ideological operation. First it collapses down to a partisan bubble with zero credibility beyond its own constituency. Then it dies.
ADDED: Twitter @Outsideness restored this morning. No explanation (or communication from Twitter of any kind) about what just happened. The word that comes to mind for this kind of arbitrary aggressive behavior is abuse.
Prominent opponent of white nationalism chalked-in to speak at Berkeley, so (of course) this happens.
The Left, as pretty much everyone now recognizes, is a fascism factory.
ADDED: Sailer’s coverage. “Seriously, what % of the political violence in the U.S. over the last 18 months has been from Trump’s side of the spectrum and what % from the respectable side? […] 5% vs. 95%? […] 2% vs. 98%? […] I resist the 1% vs. 99% ratio as improbable (although, admittedly, possible).”
You expect lefty crackpot sites like Salon.com to come up with a ridiculous spin like this (that the Chicago crime was really about abuse against the disabled), but the Times? […] (That’s a joke.)
Read on for the Cathedral definition (and barely adequate NRx / Alt-Right differentiation).
Final level unlocked.
(There’s been some concern about this site soaking up visitor information, so if that’s the sort of thing that worries you, take care.)
ADDED: Here‘s the introduction page.
Trump is unintelligible, in an interesting way:
[President Elect Donald J. Trump is] tapping into a broad resistance to contemporary moral beliefs, beliefs that have become increasingly institutionalised over the past fifty years. […] The problem is that these are precisely the beliefs that are held above inquiry in the social sciences.
Not just a political crisis, then, but an epistmeological crisis (precisely because it will be so difficult for the dominant social organs of knowledge to accept the fact).
Sailer on the NYT ‘news’ process:
These are not news, they are planned campaigns of psychological warfare.
It’s the enemy, but no longer a competent enemy.
Jim Goad on original racial sin:
According to the modern moral framework as it’s dictated to us by academia’s huddled rodents, the worst possible thing anyone can be is a racist. We are also increasingly lectured that all white people are racist — so racist, they don’t even realize it, even when they’re trying their best not to be racist. Therefore, it’s not a giant leap to assume that under the current moral Reich, the worst possible thing anyone can be is a white person. …
Eventually, under this fanatic onslaught, even a population peculiarly predisposed to self-flagellation cracks. Drastic corrections aren’t typically pretty.
An instant classic from Wired:
Silicon Valley, the 50 square miles of land in the US that has created more wealth than any other place in human history but has still achieved very little in becoming a more inclusive, truly diverse place.
It might be functional, but it’s failed hopelessly at making itself dysfunctional. Thiel just doesn’t get that.
You are where your attention is.
(Among much else of interest in an excellent contrarian essay I’ve only just got around to.)