Posts Tagged ‘Cathedral’

Recall

This isn’t something XS has done before, but it seems necessary to do it now. Here (from October last year) is an anticipation of where this blog finds itself right now. Perhaps NRx was from the beginning part of the Cathedral funeral process.

Some serious adjustment is called for. An enemy that can suffer a defeat this stupendous clearly isn’t a radically intimidating adversary. We can already see beyond it. The conflict has moved on.

My current (uncertain) take: The regime analyzed by classical NRx has descended into a deeply morbid state. Things will get worse for it, perhaps catastrophically, more quickly than we yet imagine, in a cascade of collapse. All the trends that count against it are still strengthening, in many case exponentially. It would be an analytical error to remain fixated upon its corpse.

Demotism is, of course, undefeated (perhaps even temporarily reinforced). The Cathedral, however, appears mortally wounded. This year was — quite plausibly — its 1989.

ADDED: To be a little clearer, it isn’t really 1989, it’s 1517. The quasi-universal authority of a church died (as a result of techonomic media innovation, among other factors).

November 15, 2016admin 138 Comments »
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Quote note (#303)

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).

November 14, 2016admin 29 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#92)

— Posted as an administrative contribution to the embryonic “the Cathedral is functional for Capital escalation” conversation.

October 7, 2016admin 63 Comments »
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Visual Pwnage

(1) 1972
Policy objective: Close down US support for the South Vietnamese regime.
Policy debate: Who cares?
Decisive mind-control tool:
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(The little girl in the center is Kim Phuc Phan Thi if you need a Google-key.)

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August 23, 2016admin 39 Comments »
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Twitter cuts (#76)


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August 11, 2016admin 27 Comments »
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The Global Faith

There’s not much room for controversy:

When the United States was many separate states with a common defense and a common foreign policy, back when people said “The United States are” rather than “The United States is” there was absolutely no separation of Church and State, for each state had its own state religion, and the seminary of the state religion of Massachusetts, charged with promoting and enforcing the state religion, was Harvard.

After two centuries of ascent to hegemony, this world religion has unmistakably peaked. The fact everyone is now noticing it, as a definite, peculiar system of belief, attests to that. Accelerating catabolic process now ensues. Fragmentation won’t be pretty, but it also won’t be stopped.

July 13, 2016admin 103 Comments »
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Frankenstein

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This comment thread makes it vividly clear what’s at stake in the Cathedral vs. Alt-Right grudge match. It’s Frankenstein against his monster.

(No way China doesn’t end up inheriting everything, on current Occidental degeneration trends.)

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June 18, 2016admin 136 Comments »
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Quote note (#258)

Curated history:

One of [Diana] West’s themes that she is developing is the necessity for reclaiming history, that is, we need to know what actually happened so the proper historical lessons can be learned. […] And the creepy part is when West relates going back in old newspaper files to research original accounts and finding that the one edition that she needs that will tell her what she needs to know is missing. Not the newspaper for the day before, and not the one for the day after, no, they’re all there, just the one she needs. That one’s gone, and nobody knows where it went, or what happened to it. As if somebody went back at some point and deliberately altered the historical record. […] I’m not sure how we can ever recover from something like that. The amount of historical “re-revision” that’s going to have to be done is extremely daunting.

June 13, 2016admin 24 Comments »
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WeSearchr

This is huge. It’s what media following the grain of the Internet looks like (if only as a preliminary glimpse).

Here‘s how it works:

WeSearchr has a select group of editors that we call “Askers” who watch the news cycle and figure out what people want to know. […] If an Asker believes that there is enough interest in a question, they will create a “Bounty” as a reward for the answer to the question. The minimum amount of funding to trigger a Bounty is called a “reserve”. […] Members of the WeSearchr community can browse the bounties and donate money to fund a bounty, like other crowdfunding sites. […] Once a Bounty hits its reserve, it is funded and WeSearchr will accept answers from people that have the answers to that question. […] WeSearchr will review the submissions and check them for veracity. […] If the submission fulfills the terms of the Bounty, WeSearchr will assign the reward and release the information to the Asker and assigned news outlets for distribution. […] 30 days after the story’s release, WeSearchr pays the Bounty.
75% of the Bounty goes to the person(s) that deliver a solution.
10% goes to the Asker
15% goes to WeSearchr

So: A decentralized market place for journalistic research.

The conception alone crosses an honesty threshold. There is no longer any need for meta-lies about the essential character of contemporary journalism (as a political apparatus screened by an increasingly-ludicrous pretense to disinterested ‘news’ curation). All research is interested, and its incentives are now openly formalized. The result is a germinal assassination market for hidden things. It targets enemy secrets. The information warfare that media have always been ceases to be promoted as anything else.

For the first time in over a century, it is now possible to envisage journalists making an honest living (by fulfilling private research contracts). This type of transition only goes in one direction. A piece of the future just came into view.

May 26, 2016admin 45 Comments »
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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).

May 25, 2016admin 41 Comments »
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