Finding the Anonymous Conservative blog has been an unexpected boon. It explains a great deal about the androsphere. It has also highlighted a crucial ideological difference between the realists and the idealists among neoreactionary Christian types. Vox has been saying “give no quarter because they gave none and never will”, whereas various of his commenters whom I respect highly are calling him on this, saying “this is the way of the world, and neither the way, the truth, nor the life”.
This is an extraordinarily important question, and is less binary than it appears. If I were a utilitarian, I would describe it as a gray area with many gradations. But I’m a Christian, so I’ll describe it instead as “situational”. Even a charitable person would agree it is not good to buy liquor for a homeless man. But is it good to give him money? Sometimes, clearly. What if he’s standing right outside the liquor store and, upon receiving your alms, makes a beeline for the entrance? Well, no.
Trusting one’s own intuition about God’s will is a dangerous business but it is less dangerous, I think, than rejecting the teachings of Jesus wholesale simply because they are not practical in a worldly sense.