I was hoping this would be the finale, but it looks like the last bullet point is too complex for my writing skills to consolidate. So there will be a part 4, regarding Gab, charity, and Boomerposting, which will be significantly more charitable to Vox than parts 2 and 3 have been.
There’s a reason the upper echelons of human society are filled with narcissists. I call it the narcissistic boom-bust cycle…but Koanic informs me it’s not a unique insight so it probably has other names. The boom portion begins with a slight against the narcissist, who responds with escalation. Because narcissists suffer much more strongly from the humiliation of losing, they are willing to escalate social competitions to unreasonable levels that cause normal people to back down. So holding all else equal, narcissists tend to be WINNERS and WINNERS tend to be narcissists. The bust portion of the cycle occurs when the narcissist finally writes a check his abilities and resources can’t cash.
Vox Day’s actions in the last month are best described as reckless irresponsibility followed by emotionally incontinent Alt-White reactions and a series of relentlessly unreasonable mutual escalations between these two parties. The narcissistic boom-bust cycle ultimately applies to leaders in both the Alt-White and the Alt-West but my thesis in this series of posts is focused on explaining Vox Day’s behavior. I will now flesh out the individual events with a bit more detail.
The first major disagreement was over the public use of swastikas and other Nazi imagery. Anybody that knows anything about the Charlottesville event knows were only one or two swastikas present, and the guys carrying them were likely infiltrators. The problem is that Alt-White thought leaders are (were) unable to prevent such displays because doing so is antithetical to an occult metaphysical principle at the foundation of their religion, the law of attraction. More simply, “the memes must flow” and it is literal heresy to oppose Nazi memes. It would be like a Christian leader exhorting students to give up praying in public schools because fighting a losing battle reflects poorly on us. One good thing that came out of this battle is that the Alt-White appears to have absorbed the idea that swastikas are bad mass marketing for the time being, a development for which I deserve some small credit.
Vox reacted to this by attempting to read the Alt-White out of the Alt-Right. This is patently ridiculous and everybody knows it—Pepe was an played-out meme before Vox or any other Alt-West figurehead had ever heard of it, and everybody else on earth means “Nazi shitposters” when they say “Alt-Right”. Vox lacks the necessary influence and propaganda tools to redefine this, and the attempt to do so undermines his future political taxonomy efforts. He then escalated further, becoming determined to define the Alt-White as Fake Right. There is some truth in this, but it’s an effort doomed to failure because it takes the weakest position on the persuasion stack. When confronted with this, Vox claimed that WINNING depends on truthfulness and dialectic. It was so autistic* that I wondered if he’d quit espresso cold turkey.
This naturally sparked a debate on the definition of what “right” is, which is the point where everyone with a lick of sense mentally checked out. The debate over economic policy is futile because national socialism, itself, was never the point of the Nazi meme. The typical economic theory of an Alt-Whitist goes like this.
1. The modern world says I need to die.
2. The modern world is wrong.
3. The Jews are the modern world.
4. The Jews are wrong.
5. Hitler opposed the Jews.
6. Hitler was right.
7. Hitler believed in socialism.
8. Socialism is right.
The debates with Johnson and Anglin were a good idea because even primitivist pagans recognize strength demonstrated in 1-on-1 combat, but we shouldn’t pretend anyone was going to be convinced one way or another.
*Consider it an exercise for the reader to determine the relationship between truth and winning. Remind me in the future and I’ll post the answer. Hint: Consider Stalin, who died in bed of natural causes but later burned in Hell.