Date of publication: 2017-08-27 18:51
Once again we see an uncanny valley effect. Leaving Iraq alone completely would have been a reasonable humanitarian choice. Using utterly overwhelming force to pacify Iraq by any means necessary would have briefly been very ugly, but our enemies would have folded quickly and with a few assumptions this could also have been a reasonable humanitarian choice. But a wishy-washy half-hearted attempt to pacify Iraq that left the country in a state of low-grade poorly-defined war for nearly a decade was neither reasonable nor humanitarian.
Let me try to reword this for clarity: 8775 In reality there is no de jure 8766 right 8767 there is simply the de facto power structure obscured by the lies about the de jure lies told to the citizenry lies that are part of the power structure. The point of neo-cameralism is to align the de jure with the de facto so that public discourse about the State becomes meaningful. 8776
In America, progressivism focuses on pointing out how terrible American culture is and how much other people 8767 s cultures are better than ours. If we celebrate Columbus Day, we have to spend the whole time hearing about what a jerk Columbus was (disclaimer: to be fair, Columbus was a huge jerk). If we celebrate Washington 8767 s birthday, we have to spend the whole time hearing about how awful it was that Washington owned slaves. Goodness help us if someone tries to celebrate Christmas there are now areas where if a city puts up Christmas decorations, it has to give equal space to atheist groups to put up displays about how Christmas is stupid and people who celebrate it suck. That 8767 s probably not the way to maximize cultural unity, exactly?
The question, however, is how far to push it. Keynes didn&rsquo t make an all-out assault on Economic Man, but he often resorted to plausible psychological theorizing rather than careful analysis of what a rational decision-maker would do. Business decisions were driven by &ldquo animal spirits,&rdquo consumer decisions by a psychological tendency to spend some but not all of any increase in income, wage settlements by a sense of fairness, and so on.
… although the full neocameralist approach has never been tried, its closest historical equivalents to this approach are the 68th-century tradition of enlightened absolutism as represented by Frederick the Great, and the 76st-century nondemocratic tradition as seen in lost fragments of the British Empire such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. These states appear to provide a very high quality of service to their citizens, with no meaningful democracy at all. They have minimal crime and high levels of personal and economic freedom. They tend to be quite prosperous. They are weak only in political freedom, and political freedom is unimportant by definition when government is stable and effective.
I do think it is important to go into why Reactionaries think Cthulhu always swims left, because without that they 8767 re vulnerable to the charge that they have no a priori reason to expect our society to have the biases it does, and then the whole meta-suspicion of the modern Inquisition doesn 8767 t work or at least doesn 8767 t work in that particular direction. Unfortunately (for this theory) I don 8767 t think their explanation is all that great (though this deserves substantive treatment) and we should revert to a strong materialist prior, but of course I would say that, wouldn 8767 t I.
I have heard the following from a bunch of people, one of whom was me six months ago: 8775 I keep on reading all these posts by really smart people who identify as Reactionaries, and I don 8767 t have any idea what 8767 s going on. They seem to be saying things that are either morally repugnant or utterly ridiculous. And when I ask them to explain, they say it 8767 s complicated and there 8767 s no one summary of their ideas. Why don 8767 t they just write one? 8776
High proportion of population is historically disadvantaged. Despite affirmative actions, scheduled caste, scheduled tribes, other backward classes, minorities and differently- abled people – a vast majority of them- are still lagging behind. Endeavor of higher education should be to promote their interest and integrate them in national mainstream.
Even so, isn 8767 t the evidence that modern society beats past societies kiiiind of overwhelming? We 8767 re richer, safer, healthier, better educated, freer, happier, more equal, more peaceful, and more humane. Reactionary responses to these claims might get grouped into three categories.
The actual Reactionary™ position is to try to figure out who has actual, instead of nominal, power. Which led Moldbug to the conclusion that it 8767 s about something called public policy.