Every time I say something nice about Vox he follows it up with something embarrassing. In the same way that it may be practically impossible for a Delta to foster the necessary sense of entitlement to thrive in a leadership role, it may not be possible for a Sigma to be anything other than a chaotic subversive. (I began to suspect this after watching Yojimbo, which is the archetypal Sigma movie.)
It’s important to understand that these media celebrities are not, and can never be, leaders. They don’t possess any of the characteristics of a good leader and their primary objectives seldom involve anything beyond personal fame and fortune.
All reasonable observers will grant this premise. There is not much overlap between the talents common to great stage actors and great military leaders.
Once more we see the fate of those organizations and movements that fail to learn the most important lesson of GamerGate: no leaders.
I’d argue the lesson was “When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.” White people would have been content to go extinct for their Enlightenment beliefs if they had been allowed to expire during an overnight Call of Duty* marathon with bongs in hand. “[NW European] men like being right far more than they like being alive.”
Leaders are a point of organizational weakness, a point of structural failure. That’s precisely why the media is constantly seeking to determine who is the leader and to anoint someone, anyone, no matter how improbable their claim, as the leader, because that is how they seek to destroy the organizations and movements they consider to be threats. The All-Seeing Eye of Sauron focuses like a laser on those who are climbing to the top of the various glass pyramids, and cannot be defeated, cannot even be effectively resisted, by anyone who is outspoken and in the public eye.
Think about how easy it would be to turn back an army of ants, or an army of locusts, if they were dependent upon leaders.
Armies of ants are, in fact, 100% dependent on the survival of the queen. I don’t know much about locusts but I understand they aren’t big on national boundaries and domestic industry.
It’s so much easier to squash a single insect than turn back a rampaging horde; the only thing that saved the West from the Mongol invasions was the fortuitously-timed death of Ögedei Khan.
This example only serves to completely invalidate Vox’s thesis that leadership weakened the Mongol invasion, by illustrating that it was successful while it had a strong leader and unsuccessful afterward. You might as well make the same argument against supply chains for ground forces.
Vox’s overall point is that formlessness is the best defense against the overwhelming material superiority of the dying NWO, which is correct. For example, we learned in the 20th century that 1) uniformed armies have become a relic of 3GW, and 2) officers in uniformed armies should not wear eye-catching paraphernalia to distinguish them from enlisted troops because snipers will target them. It is not correct—and eminently foolish, moreover—to throw out the principle of military hierarchy itself in the process of concealment. This is an overgeneralization of the principle of formlessness for the purpose of promoting a self-serving narrative of individual intellectual liberty and the irresponsible demagoguery this condones. I say this is self-serving because a man who identifies as a freethinking inquisitor will be familiar the underlying paradox by necessity.
The truth is that the purpose of leadership in particular, and hierarchy in general, is to enable cohesive group action. Without leaders, disputes can’t be navigated and irreconcilable conflicts of interest cannot be managed. Every single defection in any given societal dilemma will spiderweb into backbiting, malevolent compliance, and low-trust purity spiraling. (Not that the Alt-Right would know anything about that.) But when two men with a self-interested stake in intratribal status competition can agree to defer personal judgment to a mutually respected third party, rational cooperation enters the realm of possibility. This deference is why it’s critical for a leader to convince his followers that he has their best interests at heart.
Good leadership is both a necessary and sufficient condition for good faith cooperation, and irresponsible leadership guarantees a vicious spiral of bad faith. People with more or less power and influence will always exist because this is the nature of hierarchical social animals. The great problem of civilization has always been how to promote the ones who best serve the group according to the necessities of multi-level selection. The lesson of the neanderthals is that the alternative to group action is extinction, down to the last disagreeable individual.
*For you young people out there, “Call of Duty” is how we old-timers used to say Fortnight.