I had the thought right now that, if I’m right about 2028 being the big cutoff date when Noah battens down the hatches on the ark, the people who are about 8 years behind in political awareness aren’t going to make it. The reason is I don’t believe I was ready for the big one in 2019 but 2020 bridged the last few gaps. Granted, 2020 was abnormally straightforward in historical terms (there’s never been a better time for a socially naive idiot to observe human nature). Anyway, it’ll work as an estimate.
In 2014 I was just getting involved in Edenism type shit and was not aware that “my people” were also predominantly useless losers who want to stick their heads in the sand, same as anyone else. That was when the TRS podcast was just kicking off and they were being edgy by being pro-Christian. That didn’t really become mainstream until late 2016 when Trump mania picked up across the entire internet.
Anyway, things the vanguard had figured out in 2014:
- Jews are disproportionately in power
- Religion is at the very least adaptive in the evolutionary sense
- PUA is cringe but it was basically correct about how women think and act
Things the vanguard didn’t figure out until 2015:
- The masses respond actively to positive imagery/propaganda where intellectual banter never got anyone out of their easy chair
- The internet-based Alt-Right wants esoteric Hitlerism, period
- The pedo shit is real and pervasive, even if things like the Q and pizzagate movements try to make it cringe by association
So people who are stuck in 2014 or earlier aren’t going to figure things out in time. People who are stuck in 2015 have a shot. Roughly speaking.
This is based on my belief that people don’t choose their beliefs rationally, they choose by temperament to place themselves somewhere on the political bell curve from “early adopter” to “tech boomer”. That way, you don’t need to know anything about a person other than how many years back you have to go to find a progressive liberal with the exact same beliefs. All political beliefs among the hoi polloi are luxury beliefs, so it’s a question of how old the car they buy is. The average person in 2022 buys a used car from about 4-5 years ago and holds the beliefs that a progressive liberal held in 2017-2018. I.e. Diversity-Inclusion-Equity but not quite nonconsensual castration of children. The average self-described conservative is looking for a deal on a car from 2012 so he can brag about how savvy he is. He doesn’t hate the gays (remember Obama was explicitly opposed to gay marriage in 2008 and flipped in 2012) and invites them to his kid’s birthday party (while keeping a close eye on them), but he just doesn’t want gay propaganda taught in the schools.
This post was inspired by an e-mail from RedBalloon advertising a job with J. Galt Financial Suite and I thought to myself “How long ago was it that I read Atlas Shrugged?” I think it was 2012 and I was an Objectivist for about a month before I realized that Ayn Rand’s real-life heroes (e.g. Ford, Carnegie) didn’t act at all like her protagonists, and her robotic, disagreeable protagonists wouldn’t be able to conduct any of their sacred business deals in real life because no one would trust them or work with them. I mean, the first rule of sales is people don’t want a good deal, they want a fair deal from someone they like. And John Galt, other than being a psychopath by definition, is cringe.