Racist, sexist, misogynist, transphobic, homophobic… The list goes on and on. Nasty generalized poorly-defined pseudo-terms that the Left uses to beat us back. How do we go about breaking this?
Simple example: “Racism is not a word.”
We can use arguments for this if we want. We can, for example, point out that “prejudice plus power” is a definition coined specifically to make a certain argument (i.e. that only white people can be racist). We can expose dishonesty in our interlocutors by asking why they adopt such a definition and pressing the issue. We can also ask tricky questions, such as whether or not Barack Obama or a black CEO is capable of being racist. We can demand a precise definition and produce counterexamples until our opponent looks like an idiot. Such arguments are valid and necessary.
However, the most important thing is to take phrases like this – “Racism is not a word,” “Sexism is not a word,” etc. – and repeat them endlessly. Spray them all over Twitter. Trigger the liberals and get them to rail against the phrase, thus increasing its power. Just keep saying it, over and over again, and like magic, it will create a rhetorical weapon from nothing.
- Your innermost nature is good.
- Good things give rise to more good things.
- That which arises from your inner nature is also good.
Your soul is powerful. You have doubts; that is fine. You have questions; that is fine. You have insecurities; that is fine. But through all of this, remember: you are not weak, not sick, not failing. You become stronger every day. Your soul is powerful.
Your soul is powerful. It is not your ego, not your vision of yourself, that moves you. Cease to wonder about yourself and look outward. Focus on putting the world around you in order, and you will find that it grows to reflect you, not as you think of yourself but as you truly are. You are not that which says “I,” but that which is I. Your soul is powerful.
Your soul is powerful. And if you come out from the inside of your skull, stop ruminating, stop building yourself up with false confidence, and focus on doing, you will find that the human world moves. Human society is an illusion; adapt to reality, and you will conquer that illusion, within and without. Your soul is powerful.
Your soul is powerful.
I am pleased by the rise of the alt-left. Here are some leftists who are incorporating right-wing ideas (i.e. reality) into their discourse. Of course, they are not allies, but they are useful.
What we want is to create more such groups. Leftists, as squabbling monkeys, do not unite until they perceive a common threat, at which point they begin engaging in the rhetorical equivalent of shit-flinging. However, one can short-circuit this behavior by creating a sufficiently large splinter group within the left that does not see us as The Bad Guy.
In addition to creating splinter groups, we need to look into agitating old rivalries, in combination with our infiltration tactics. A generous amount of shit-stirring on the bad blood between Marxists and Anarchists is one example of this. Perhaps a more powerful one is worsening the already absurd conflict between various “more-oppressed-than-thou” groups in the social justice movement. There are attempts within the social justice movement to unite and move in a common direction, mostly by finding a common enemy (often referred to as “white privilege” or “patriarchy” but really better known as “sanity” and “normality”). It follows that our best bet is to attack by means of convincing each group that it won’t get an equal share of the pie because one of the other groups is too greedy. Keep them at one another’s throats.
And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
One common complaint I see on internet media is that people of all political persuasions tend to isolate themselves into ideological echo chambers, which shut out dissent and disengage us from reality. There is another side to this, however.
There are plenty of reasonable arguments on alt-right blogs and websites. And yet, nobody listens to them. Why? Because the very fact that you have such a website in your browser history is enough to make people distrust you, and God help you if you link to it on social media. Our society has succeeded in quarantining right wing sentiment into dark corners, where we are allowed to say anything we want but our words cannot reach other people. And even if an opponent or possible ally reads our sites, they will do so through the socially-conditioned filter that has been imposed on them by their upbringing. So, what do we do?
The solution is threefold. These three steps must all be executed at once, but emphasized in chronological order; begin by relying heavily on the first tactic while employing the second and third to a lesser extent. Then rely heavily on the second tactic while employing the first and third to a lesser extent. Then rely heavily on the third tactic while employing the first two.
- Memetic manufacturing. We want to coin phrases that do not necessarily carry alt-right connotations, but still propagate our views. The success of the word, “cuckservative”, is a good example of this. The Wikipedia article on the word is basically a smear job to stop people from using it, but it has not succeeded, as evidenced by the link in the previous sentence.
- Boundary pushing. Argue your point using nearly acceptable language in a mainstream conservative setting. As our memes propagate through mainstream conservative discourse, we will find the soil becoming steadily more fertile for more overt ingressions into the political conversation. This establishes a beachhead. You want to be just barely outside of what is acceptable. People will become uncomfortable, but not so much that they shut you out by default. This exerts a rightward pull.
- Blur (and then destroy) the boundaries. Begin participating in mainstream conservatism, both online and off, while openly referring and linking to alt-right sources. As we employ the first two tactics, this will become more feasible. As the boundaries break down, we will see reactionary views becoming more acceptable.
We do not infiltrate Leftist movements or gatherings very often. This may be because of distaste, or timidity, or simple laziness, but it ought to be done. Here are some ideas:
- Start a faux-Left blog, i.e. a false flag. Our civilization’s entropy increases incrementally, viz. we die by degrees. The radical liberal idea that makes people vomit today will be contentious tomorrow and on the ballot the day after. The Left knows this, collectively if not individually, and thus regulates their rhetoric, with the really crazy stuff bouncing around in the darkest corners of the internet and suppressed by the moderate liberals, who are not truly moderate but know instinctively that the more radical wing of their movement turns people against them, and suppress that radical wing until such a time as those ideas become acceptable.
Solution: begin your faux-Leftist blog, and purposefully ramp up the extremism beyond what is acceptable, and argue your point vehemently to slightly more mainstream Leftists, who will then press it to even more mainstream Leftists, and so on, until your extremism echoes up the chain all the way to the mainstream Left. Be smart about it: you want to argue emotionally (since they only understand this) with a thin veneer of reason and empiricism, because sounding smart to your fellow monkeys in order to make them accept your feelings is how Leftists control one another.
While doing this, construct a blogroll, half of which is as radical as you are pretending to be and half somewhat more moderate. Liberals believe things on the basis of social acceptability among other liberals, so you have to make the more moderate ones feel as if the radical ones outnumber them. As soon as you’ve converted the more moderate ones, ratchet up the extremism. Repeat this process until you’ve turned your friendly neighborhood Gender Studies grad students into frothing-at-the-mouth feminazis, walking stereotypes. Liberals are pliant and malleable, susceptible to social censure. It will be easy.
If we all do this, it will engender a backlash. Society can tolerate decay at a glacial pace without a backlash, but cannot tolerate decay when it moves fast enough to be noticeable. This tactic will also induce the libbies into acting crazier than they already do, fulfilling the stereotypes that everyone knows to be true but won’t mention in polite company. Mission accomplished.
- Go to some Leftist rallies. Social justice, Occupy, whatever you can. Bring your phone with the camera in it. The media will report on “protesters” who are “outraged” at “injustices.” Your job is to take pictures and videos and sound recordings of people doing and saying compromising things. Don’t take it out of context. There is a place for deception, but honesty is more useful here. Someone yelling about killing cops? A sign calling for socialist revolution? Even more – see if you can induce one of the little rat-monkeys to begin rambling about reparations for slavery and the evil nature of white males, or whatever. Now for the deception: be convincing. Wear a shirt with a slogan or a pot leaf or whatever. Look like a hipster. Talk like one. Practice your shit-eating grin. If you’re a white male, practice your simpering validation-seeking presentation. They won’t be able to resist.
Afterward, don’t publish the results to your right-wing website or your Facebook account, because it will be discounted there. Share them on a newly-created social media account. Better yet, share them on your phony liberal blog, accompanied by an approving post. If you have photos on your phone, send them to like-minded friends, and not-so-like-minded friends. It will have the effect of embarrassing the liberal elements of your social group into shutting up, while nudging those on the fence and incensing the sane ones.
- Infiltrate the academy. Love philosophy or English or anthropology, but scared of the liberal viper’s nest that rules the humanities? Dive right in. Fake agreement if you must. Then, you can use a variant of the strategy mentioned in the first point, by driving the radicalization process faster than it can safely go. Or, if you’re brave, push the Leftist viewpoint to the breaking point by advancing its fundamental contradictions to the fore, perhaps while “advocating” for it. This will cause a bit of chaos in whatever sub-sub-sub-field you happen to study. Then, have a conveniently-timed change of heart, and use the aforementioned chaos as an opportunity to turn the whole thing around. Now we have a beachhead.
Oh, and if you get tenure, don’t forget to take on grad students. Those fragile little budding intellects need guidance, right? The more intelligent ones can probably be cured of the insane presuppositions acquired from growing up in a liberal democracy. Get a few like-minded people in your department.
Remember that none of this happens in isolation. One blog, one infiltrated rally, one right-wing professor, will do nothing. But I am scattering seeds here, not tending to a single flower, if you get my drift.