I was asked for comment on this:
Psychologically? I think Doolittle is responding poorly to his recent humiliation in Virginia. Content-wise, it’s E. Michael Jones with a coat of paint. And E Michael Jones is an unsalvageably conceited no-talent retard. I’d give Doolittle six months to get through this phase. Any longer than that and he goes on the pile with the other writers whose useful days are behind them.
All I see in all these new religious ideas is “COPE COPE COPE”. How many times do you have to see this sentiment to see the pattern?
Regressing a bit after humiliation and defeat is normal and expected. But you have to come back out of it. I’m seeing this sort of resilience is less and less common. Especially with these intellectual types. More often, they use their big brains to define a new morality where their cowardice is actually courage, thus doubling down on their moral cowardice and conspicuously becoming fools to boot. Bruce Charlton just did this maybe a month ago, so he’ll probably never write another book. But Vox Day after Charlottesville serves as my archetypal reference point for this. I don’t know what happened to Rao, but I know it did because, as ZHP Lovecraft pointed out, due to his new beliefs he will never write anything as good as the Gervais Principle ever again.
There appears to be a tradeoff between courage and wisdom, so that people who somehow know the shot tend to be cowards (i.e. they can anticipate the consequences of moral courage in a world that despises it, and shy away from that self-sacrifice). And then, when they’re also too cowardly even to look directly at their own cowardice, they reinvent this “language of truth” shit and start getting really excited about literary witch hunting. Because there’s no consequence in the modern world for being a deluded retard. In fact, it’s actively encouraged! Delusional coping doesn’t threaten power. Charlton recently decided that the only moral thing to do these days is cut yourself off from the rest of the world and think about metaphysics without language. All I can think is I have more respect for a megacoomer than that. This is why I’m weary of intellectuals. I don’t exactly agree with Adolf Hitler on Christianity, but I’ll take one of him in a foxhole over a thousand Vox Days analyzing everything I say for signs of “pedophistry”.
These intellectual types were never honest, exactly, it’s just that the cost of speaking the truth went up and they were just selling novelty for upcummies. I’m not exactly innocent of that myself. Intellectual curiosity and stimulation is one of the well-defined consumer “needs”. The demand profile in their consumer base has shifted to Structure and Stability. And at the same time, speaking truth to power has become so personally expensive that it’s now an act of self-sacrifice where it used to be a way of peacocking, like being an athlete or in a band. So yesteryear’s providers of intellectual stimulation have rebranded themselves as neo-Gnostics preaching about Truth, but their hearts are far from it. (That’s a Bible reference for you illiterate Zoomers out there.)
“Many false preachers…” I’m not ready to accept that these are THE end times proper, but basically yes. We are in AN end time. What we do now will have massive downstream effects on the new form the world takes after this. But men without chests don’t “do” anything by definition. They criticize, or cower, depending on whether they’re afraid of you.