Posts Tagged ‘Secession’

Chaos Patch (#87)

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What is neoreaction? (An instant classic.) Plus, order and freedom. The new god. False positives. Inventing the State. Meme wars. Magic dirt theory. The weekly round, in doom, and Cathedral round-up.

Chinese fertility policy. India and Pakistan at the brink. Goodbye Sweden. Crashing the gates. Open borders under stress.

Die off (1, 2, 3, 4). Secession for London (and beyond)? Liberal self-destruction. “I doubt the liberal view will prevail.” “I have no faith at all in liberalism.” Limits of satire.

Antarctic uncertainties. Why distrust of science makes sense. Urban Madness.

The problem with pagans. Brands of Satanism. Why Christians go left. Virtue signaling.

Dim war, and dimming Deutschland. The Iron Law of Intelligence. High IQ genetics (with comment). A schizophrenia spectrum? Nature > nurture, and other signs of narrative collapse.

Submission commentary from Van Creveld, Sailer, Knausgaard, Douthat (and relevant). NPI commentary (1, 2, 3, 4).

Star Trek and scarcity.

RIP René Girard (plus). What Huxley saw.

Automobile obsolescence. Computer blood. CRISPR for humans by 2017.

Coywolves. Zombie physics. Viral dark matter. Where Mars’ water went.

November 8, 2015admin 30 Comments »
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Quote note (#187)

Gary North against revolution:

You don’t need a revolution to escape the system. You need secession. You need a withdrawal of support for the existing systems. You need to revoke the legitimacy which you extended to these organizations. You need to do it, and everybody else needs to do it. Nobody organizes this. People just learn, scandal by scandal, bureaucratic snafu by bureaucratic snafu, that the system is irreparable. It cannot be reformed. It must not be captured. It must be de-funded. The secret of liberty is not revolution; the secret of liberty is to de-fund the existing centralized order.

(It’s complicated, but North is pointing in the right direction.)

September 23, 2015admin 19 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#27)

This (cubed).

It shouldn’t even be difficult. Could any ‘rectification of names’ be more straightforward? If the word is grasped with any lucidity, the more diversity the better. Every problem that the (non-totalitarian) right has with ‘diversity’ is in fact a rejection of homogenization. To allow the prevailing pattern of usage to continue unchallenged is an absurdity.

‘Diversity’ already tilts into non-universality, and that is meta-level rightism itself.

The diversity between diversity and non-diversity is the best diversity.

September 8, 2015admin 59 Comments »
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Here’s the All Nations Party vision of the American future:


Some background, and a discussion with Keith Preston on the topic.

The party-political strategy is clearly questionable, but it deserves more engagement than I’ve noticed in NRx circles. A path to Patchwork has to be something — and this is something.

(AnarchoAbsurdist is all over this at the moment, for e.g. linking to another ANP video.)

ADDED: A vehement critique of Preston from the far left that is well worth a read.

September 7, 2015admin 32 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#72)

(Open thread + links)

“What do you do if the Church has been hijacked by demons?” What libertarians don’t think (responding to this), also relevant. Law is discovered. Catch-22. On capitalism, and revolution. Perfectibility. Place. What does decadence do? Secession update. Friday frags. The weekly round. Ascending the Tower is always excellently done.

The troll option (more). AFFH (1, 2, 3). Limits of the Murray strategy.

Islamic State, according to the NYT, and Jim. Annex Mexico.

Neglected freedom. Leftism vs the Internet. Bulverism. Obligatory lies. Mania for microaggression. Enough? The view from your knees.

An African century (plus a reminder). Racial kryptonite. Brains.

Anarchy in the herb garden.

Where social science goes wrong (for instance). Strange case of the aliens that didn’t bark. Challenge ratings. Defensive epistemology.

Where Moore’s Law ends.

“We should be aware that … every society in the history of the world has ultimately collapsed.”

(Looking forward to this.)

July 26, 2015admin 40 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#64)

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Order is hard (plus). The Camp of the Saints gets real. P2P blogging. SoBL coming to Social Matter. Are you open-minded? Unwanted agency. Small government. What if it doesn’t happen? Anomalies. Too much good stuff at The Future Primaeval to list (it’s also now looking almost unbearably cool), plus relevant audio. Friday frags. Weekly round ups.

Narco-socialism. Islamic Vortex gnaws Saudi Arabia. SA is toast (plus). Ireland leads the way. Security commercialization in Nigeria. Shale oil’s deep momentum. Huntington versus Fukuyama.

Web security is broken. Democrats don’t get Silicon Valley. Automation.

Ideological oddities in the UK (plus). Also, some mainstream insight.

WASP rule. Re-Colonization and Future Orientation. Where public policy misses biology. Where Pinker got lost. Religion and morality (topologically related). The death of trust. America’s secessionist DNA.

How to disagree.

Murray on David Hackett Fischer. Steves reviews Every Cradle is a Grave. Gottfried on Lind on disintegrated America. Clark on Mad Max. Latest excerpts from the Latter Day Pamphlets.

The Chinese Strategic Tradition (1, 2).

Hare Krishna founder was a Hindu shock.

Salon bursts a blood vessel.

May 31, 2015admin 23 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#54)

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Sovereignty and legitimacy (NIO’s Schmittian meditations continue). Neoreaction and nihilism. A necessary absurdity. Semantic communion. Selective warfare. Leftists of the right, and corporate leftism. Sustainable virtue. Questioning the Puritan thesis, and nationalism. Colonialism‘s bad rap. SRx stuff. The epistemic damage of distrust (and trust). On soft revolution. Diversity and social capital destruction. Yuray and Brinker on the Anissimov book. Fragged Fiday. Secession trawl (related). New blog (and also … this). Weekly round-ups.

Indubitably: “The truth is that the Dollar is strong this time around not because the U.S. economy is booming but because Europe and Japan (the [largest components] of the Dollar Index) are intent on crashing their currencies” (via), and more (on the “deflationary tide”).

“America’s Middle East strategy is what exactly?”

Alexander reviews The Machinery of Freedom.

The Razib Khan affair (1, 2, 3, 4). Hood on the ‘hood. Cathedral auto-cannibalization watch (1, 2, 3). Hate central. Facepalm fodder.

The meaning of Soumission.

An arms race to AI. Cybersecurity chat.

Patterns of Pi.

Critique. Elements of life. The Cathedral.

March 22, 2015admin 20 Comments »
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Quote note (#150)

The greatest obstacle to territorial innovation in the United States is status quo bias:

… the state of California happens to be really big. Clocking in at just under forty million inhabitants makes it the most populous U.S. state by a healthy margin. It has over ½ the population of Turkey, is on par with Poland, and eclipses Canada. You can’t drive its north-south length without blocking out at least twelve hours from your schedule. […] Pristine governance however, doesn’t seem to be its strong suit. The Golden State came in at 30th in the most recent 24/7 Wall Street survey of the best and worst-run states, up from 2013’s last place finish. Cali sports a solid 7.0% unemployment rate as of December according to BLS, which is good for 49th in the country. It ranks 35th in terms of poverty rates and dead-last when geographically adjusted. This is hardly a bulletproof case for carving up California like a piece of meat, but it seems like a damn good start.

February 23, 2015admin 11 Comments »
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The term is introduced — within a highly critical frame — here. The almost perfect coincidence with techno-commercial NRx (or proto-Patchwork tendencies) is so striking that the adoption of ‘extrastatecraft’ as a positive program falls into place automatically.

Keller Easterling is an architect, writer and professor at Yale University. Her most recent book, Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014), examines a new global network woven by money and technology that functions almost like a world shadow government. Though it’s hard to grasp the full extent of this invisible network, Easterling argues that it’s not too late for us to change it.

If it’s not too late to ‘change’ it, it’s not too late to intensify and consolidate it. Tech-comm NRx is obviously doing OK, if it already looks this scary.

December 20, 2014admin 16 Comments »
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Crack up

“Why oh why don’t those damned crackers just leave?”

If we’re already entering the ejection phase of neo-secessionism, it has to be a good thing, right?

December 9, 2014admin 16 Comments »
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