“Revelationaries” are people who think that revolutions happen when enough people have become alienated that they form a critical mass of outsiders. Thus, they think that revolution will occur inevitably after enough people realize Epstein didn’t kill himself. This is a cope. Alienated people are just propaganda fodder and can be easily relocated to the Gulag Archipelago at the NKVD’s leisure. Since they can’t imagine sacrificing for anything themselves, they fantasize about some right-wing version of George Soros appearing and paying them to engage in revolution, complete with benefits, a pension, and an opt-out clause anytime the guy in the foxhole next to them has the wrong religion.
The truth is people become radicalized when you threaten something that they care about more than their own lives. Revolutions occur when a critical mass of these radicals agree on something that’s more important than their lives. This is like the distinction between patriots and men without chests:
I think Gaius and Titius may have honestly misunderstood the pressing educational need of the moment. They see the world around them swayed by emotional propaganda—they have learned from tradition that youth is sentimental—and they conclude that the best thing they can do is to fortify the minds of young people against emotion. My own experience as a teacher tells an opposite tale. For every one pupil who needs to be guarded from a weak excess of sensibility there are three who need to be awakened from the slumber of cold vulgarity. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defence against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By starving the sensibility of our pupils we only make them easier prey to the propagandist when he comes. For famished nature will be avenged and a hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head.-C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
Even worse are the Metaphysicians, who believe (and apparently are not embarrassed to say so out loud) that creating new systems and books of truth and analysis inside their heads is the most dangerous form of rebellion of all. Here is an example concluding paragraph from a megalomaniacal behemoth of an essay recently hosted by Audacious Epigone (but fortunately not written by him):
My objective in this essay has been to argue that what I have called the Alt-Wrong paradigm of HBD rooted in Darwinian principles is metaphysically unsound and leads to unworkable ideas. I believe I have done this in the course of our discussion and I hereby declare the Darwinian paradigm overthrown, at least in fundamentum. That does not mean that there is not much more work to be done. Essays like this one should be elaborated on and reworked; the prose should be made more forceful and more delightful. There is enough material hinted at here for another hundred explanatory essays and several books. This is good, for it will perhaps inspire a new generation of thinkers to take up the challenge of developing the correct hylomorphic paradigm to a respectable degree. If I may cherish one small hope for myself, it is that in the future I shall see less of that needless amplification of verbiage engaged in by the Darwinists who say, “evolved to” when they mean “is.” For that is the true nature of Darwinism—it asserts the existence of a process where there is not any, and then cites the plain facts in support of the unmotivated premise. Darwinism as idea has no umbilical to the world of existence. Only the hylomorphic dualism of Aristotle, St. Thomas, and the Schoolmen is able to grasp with certainty the realities of matter and form. Now begins a great work which will occupy the minds and hands of many and will yield great fruits in the years to come. If this work of mine can provide them with comfort and inspiration, then may God be praised.https://www.unz.com/anepigone/alt-wrong-paradigms/
Have you ever read such useless prose written with such impressive confidence? You’d think the man was sitting at the right hand of God*. Imagine spending every word in your D&D vocabulary denouncing every important scientific finding in the last century, from IQ to heritability to the structure of DNA, and then enthroning yourself next to Newton and Goethe because (not despite, because!) you can’t be bothered with the rigors of empiricism. After all, real physics is hard. Metaphysical bullshit just comes so goddamn natural. It never bothers the metaphysicians that their books are never censored or burned by the powers that be, since their true underlying motive is to avoid persecution through simple harmlessness. Self-separation from all worldly concerns is the refuge of Last Men everywhere, no matter what flavor of hermeticism they ascribe to:
“Metaphysical bullshit. I swear, it’s always some sort of metaphysical bullshit with these guys. Plug your ears, Kerkonen.”-Earl Harbinger, Monster Hunter Alpha
This anti-materialism should not lead you to believe they don’t also expect to be paid for their struggles on the astral planes. The revolution may or may not be televised, but the revelationaries and the metaphysicians will always agree it must be monetized.
*You and I know, of course, that this honor is reserved for glosoli. If you didn’t know, don’t worry–he’ll tell you.
**There are a lot of great comments on that anti-HBD post, but my favorites were the guy who just posts a pic of Strunk and White and another guy who says: “This article is essentially a simulation of what it would be like to listen to Vox Day have a stroke for 30 minutes.”