Becoming the life of the Party

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A party desperate to be crashed. Credit: Saucer Lord at mpcdot.com

Two thoughts to get out of the way before proceeding to the meat of this post.

  1. Voice transcription is the simplest, most direct way to initially get your thoughts into writing. You can even do it while driving. Obviously you have to perform a bit of cleanup later to correct mistaken transcription and add punctuation, but at a minimum you end up with a rough sketch, a skeleton on which to hang the rest of your blog post later.
  2. It’s hard being a pseudonymous writer, with a manhood so strong and an intelligence so pitiless that it’s dangerous to reveal my true identity and power level to the world. It would be too much for people to handle. Women would be too aroused and attracted. Men would bow down to me in awe, and I’d quickly have to arrange a new government in order for the world the function through my authority. Otherwise the people, paralyzed in fear and wonder, would do nothing. Instead I have to keep a pseudonym so that no one recognizes me for the true-born emperor king that I am.

On to a daily derp reflection.

A friend of mine worried to me recently that the fraternal organization to which he belongs is irredeemably egalitarian. It sounded like he had lost faith and may be considering leaving it.

I’d say the accusation of mindless egalitarianism probably is true of most groups, at least in their stated premises. Yet obviously all of them turn out to be hierarchically organized, regardless of their seemingly open, leveling philosophies.

But this still leaves the problem of what to do about groups, parties, and institutions that plainly are hypocritical and menacing in relation to our people and civilization.

I remember reading dusty literary journals from the 1920s during an Old Right research phase about ten years ago. Typically the pieces were attempts to identify and describe the force or forces that were letting the air out of high civilization, and to explain what to do about them or which ideological/philosophical alternative to adopt instead.

One piece that always stands out in my memory, and that seemed to be somewhat of a classic in the genre, was different from the rest. I can’t recall the author and don’t have the piece itself handy, but as I remember it, it specifically was not aimed at saying directly what was wrong or presenting a comprehensive solution.

Instead its author urged everyone, regardless of their identity, their religious affiliation, or their group membership, to push and press for reaction within whichever structure to which they happened to belong.

The intended effect is something like a scene in Finding Nemo in which Nemo and company rally hundreds of netted fish to save themselves by collectively swimming down, and overwhelming the force of the fishing boat. (How’s that for an invocation of classic alternative right cinema?) The visual analogy isn’t perfect, but the point is clear: regardless of where you’re situated, stop trying to philosophize your way out of it and just push.

Clearly that’s just a thought, not a complete answer, and the debate remains about whether particular institutions are hopelessly rotted and ruined, or were that way from the beginning. However, I’m not prepared to make that characterization about groups about which I know little. It’s just that my innate bias favors remaining connected and involved.

Over the summer I have the opportunity to work with an older gentleman who is a bit of Russophile–knows the language, studied Russia for a long time, and made many worthwhile contacts with refugees from Communist Russia who had positions and status in the old regime.

He had several good anecdotes to share, one about a Russian who survived the Communist terrors and later visited the United States to observe its right-wing political movements.

The Russian witnessed American radicals talking in absolutist, eliminationist terms about their resistance against the encroaching Leftism and Communism of the American government.

The Russian was amused. He thought this was the incorrect approach. His experience told him that the way to overcome menacing social and political forces such as Communism or American Leftism was to join the party, remain involved, and outlast the lunatics. Once the lunatics all had spun themselves out, discredited themselves, or died, the sane people would be the ones left standing.

 

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Becoming the life of the Party

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