Twitter cuts (#57)

(This kind of abysmal insight is what NRx is for.)

If this thought doesn’t seem wholly self-contained, the lead-in tweets provide helpful context:

March 28, 2016admin 9 Comments »
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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    Democracy needs to create captive opposition. This is its method for distracting from actual problems, which scare voters.


    Posted on March 28th, 2016 at 4:41 pm Reply | Quote
  • Nathan Cook Says:

    The teleology is interesting. The FDR machinery needs something closer to fascism, and voila, the alternative right appears. Yet it’s far-fetched to suppose an actual conspiracy to create the alt right. So how did it come about? Is such a movement just the predictable consequence of steadily worsening social conditions?


    Grotesque Body Reply:

    1. The alt-right appears, conspiracy or no conspiracy.

    2. Progress needs to combat the alt-right somehow – making a boogeyman of it is one way it hopes to do this.


    Ryan Reply:

    Leftists like to complain about Gordon Libby hiring protesters to piss in the lobbies of hotels……

    Hmm. As long as the alt right doesn’t seem fascist even from our Darkly Enlightened perspective, there is no strong evidence of conspiracy.


    Nick B. Steves Reply:

    Not an active conspiracy, so much as hyperstition. The Inner Party been railing about fascism non-stop since WW2. Actively accusing the Outer Party of it at every opportunity. Bootstomp long enough and pretty soon a certain anti-social fraction of the Outer Party will get pissed off enough to throw off the imposted linguistic constraints. Which allows the Inner Party to exclaim, “Aha! See we told you so: Fascists hiding underneath every rock.”


    Posted on March 28th, 2016 at 4:57 pm Reply | Quote
  • Aristocles Invictus Says:

    Disagree with the last assertion, most people on the alt-right are aware that conservatives are merely part of the dialectic and do not wish to become them. Whether they will or not is open for debate, but it is quite obvious that they despise conservatism and at least dimly understand it’s symbiotic relationship with the progressives.


    Posted on March 28th, 2016 at 4:59 pm Reply | Quote
  • izvirk Says:

    Hah, that first tweet is hilarious. I don’t think the altright will fall into the same trap as the current Washington Generals styled playbook of conservatism, for reasons outlined by Aristocles already.

    Expanding on that line of thought, as we push forward, and as progressives continue to ramp up their fantastic responses, it will create an ever more polarized environment resulting in a phase shift into the next cycle, the predictable end state of Democracy — similar to Plato’s five regimes and related ancient ideas on the cyclical nature of the state.

    At least, that’s what my fantastic vision of the future looks like.


    Posted on March 29th, 2016 at 10:48 am Reply | Quote
  • jack arcalon Says:

    As an extreme outsider, I find the worst thing in this world (after torture) to be its invincibly smug all-pervading conformism.


    Posted on April 5th, 2016 at 4:25 am Reply | Quote
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