Sunday, December 30, 2018

Vox Day: Are There Good Wizards?

In this podcast, Vox Day talks about persuasion, Rhetoric, and the nature of the hidden arts that make up "wizardry".

This isn't one of his easier podcasts to follow unless you're already conversant in the jargon he's using, a jargon shared by Owen Benjamin (who talks a lot about this in his livestreams), but it is worth your while.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Red Ice: The 3rd Annual Red Ice Yule Marathon

Red Ice held their 3rd annual Yule livestream a few days ago. This went for about 5 hours, and was mostly guest after guest talking about the year to pass and the year to come. A lot of regulars appeared, from a variety of positions; this included Ethan Ralph of The Ralph Retort and the return of Bre Faucheux after a lengthy hiatus. This cavalcade of those on the Right that are outside the mainstream differ greatly on their perspectives, but they agree on this: the infighting has to stop.

As I see a lot of the women who were single now getting married or engaged, I expect a tone shift as they move into marriage and motherhood; the edginess will fade, the seriousness will pick up, and a focus on doing practical politics to take and hold power will develop. The scene will change because now it has a significant percentage of its most visible set putting skin in the game via children and that will compel people to start doing what it takes to win instead of being ineffectual partisans.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Vox Day: DARKSTREAM: 4th Generation Tekno-cultural Warfare

Today Vox Day talked deplatforming, 4th Generation Warfare, and how this plays out in practice.

Vox's comments regarding Amazon, specifically how its wholesale and retail ends compete against each other, is very important. The shift on the retail side to become more hostile to the wholesale side has consequences, and that retail side includes its publishing outlets. Being an author, that matters to me, but the similar comments coming out of other subsets should matter to you. That Bezos does nothing to rein this in is telling that he approves.

Yes, there's an obvious counter: build your own platforms. That takes time, money, and skill that everyone does not have. Furthermore, if you're on Google's shit list they'll screw your visibility in searches and tank your discoverability. Countering that is an additional effort that you'll have to do to stay viable. Fortunately Vox Day has the means to deal with all this; as I'm able, I'll follow suit.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Vox Day: DARKSTREAM: Free Trade is Evil

This is the livestream wherein Vox Day laid out his position on Free Trade. If you want to focus upon the argument itself, watch until he takes questions.

There is an accompanying blog post which I recommend you to go. Read the Comments.

I'd been mulling this over, imagining how this plays out, and he's on to something here. The implications, if played out, justify the abolition of Free Trade policies of all kinds- including "internal" trade such as between the States. Turns out that Protectionism is Godly.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Black Pigeon Speaks: #OrcPosting Returns

Black Pigeon Speaks did a video on the return of #orcposting, and the soyboy hack who swung at Tolkien to virtue-signal to the SJW Death Cult.

As I said previously, this is brilliant rhetoric that SJWs and the other Thralls of Empire can't counter. It lays bare the truth of their lies, from intention to conclusion. They see themselves as the Black Nuemenoreans like the Mouth of Sauron, or the traitor wizard Saruman, and not Grima Wormtongue at best. Far more likely is that they get eaten by the orcs.

If you can find rhetorical wins like this, hammer them good and hard. Empire must fall.