Much is made in some spheres of how universities are essentially indoctrination programs to turn young men and women into liberals. My recent return to university with the beginning of the semester has had me musing on this subject, especially as more and more I see instances of progressive beliefs sneaking in places where they shouldn’t be. Given this type of immersion, one would have to be a remarkable individual to avoid becoming at least somewhat progressive.
The situation has gotten to the point where it is expected that if you are in college you will skew liberal. While many might consider this irksome, why not run with it?
Why not take that reputation and use it to subvert the Cathedral?
Look, if you find yourself at a high-level universities, whether large Ivy League Schools like Harvard or smaller, liberal-arts colleges like Swarthmore, you happen to be at an institution designed to train you to be a foot soldier for the Cathedral. This grants you a unique position that a clever reactionary would seek to exploit. You’re expected to become liberal. Why not give people the impression that you have become so?
Now, why should one bother maintaining a reputation as a good progressive? Well, for one, it makes your life easier. Colleges are bastions of feminism, multiculturalism, and other liberal and progressive ideals. You can spend your time being accosted by people for disbelieving in the sanctity of democracy and equal rights, or you can save your energy for things like learning and making good grades (or doing drugs and banging sluts if you prefer).
Second, it gives you a bit more breathing room. A conservative that brings us something like human biodiversity is well on his way to being shunned for being a racist. A liberal who does so, well, I’ve never seen it happen, but it would seem that most people have never experienced that. The shock of hearing someone who cheers for diversity actually point out that humans are different is probably sufficient to give you breathing room for a quick explanation (the cognitive dissonance between celebrating diversity and claiming that everyone is equal could also be pointed out at this point).
So do what is expected of you. Listen to Macklemore, support gay rights, and protest against “rape culture” and “systematic oppression”. Write papers full of Marxist drivel. Speak of the evils of colonialism and Machiavellian politics. Hell, join clubs and organizations that encourage diversity. There’s really no end to the opportunities to make oneself appear to be a good little liberal. Make your public face that of an idealistic and hopeful liberal, and watch as your life is suddenly far easier.
In private however, things need to be a different story. Remember, all this posturing is useless if you aren’t treating it as a means to and end. The means, of course, is to be able to get away with certain behaviors. But for what end?
I propose bringing more Legionnaires into the reactionary fold. Make your public face liberal, and in private (with those you feel can be convinced of the truth) bring those willing to open their eyes over to the dark side.
It’s hard to deny that many in the under-25 demographic (and probably the under-30 demographic as well) feel cheated and robbed of the world we were promised. We were told to go to college to be guaranteed a good job, be nice to women (and don’t oppress them with your patriarchy), and to vote for Obama because of “hope and change”. We now stand on the cusp of inheriting a world of violence, racial tensions, and economic and cultural decline, and we know it.
I really don’t believe anyone over 30 understands just how deep the resentment and anger is ensconced in the collective psychology of “Generation Screwed“. It’s this anger and frustration that contributed to the development of the “Occupy” Movement, and it is this anger and frustration that explains why a significant portion of the Reactosphere is under 30.
Play off of this anger. Anger is a powerful emotion. Use people’s anger and channel it. Whether it’s the opposite sex, the economy, the modern system of industrial agriculture…etc, everyone has a pet issue that riles them up. Demonstrate how a reactionary viewpoint is the optimal solution to their problem, slowly bring them over to the truth.
Bryce over at Anarcho Papist has suggested to me that one approach to take is to start off by offering men advice on dating using some of the ideas found in game. Though I’ve never tried this personally, It doesn’t strike me as a bad strategy. Wear down a man’s viewpoint on women and sex and you plant seeds of doubt that can spread to the rest of his worldview. I look forward to implementing this tactic in the future to turn people to pre-reactionary views.
The tactics available are nearly endless. The point is this: Pretend to be liberal and concerned with “equality” in public, and in private work towards developing a cabal of devoted reactionaries using whatever tactics necessary.
Some might recognize this strategy as being similar to the “anti-prometheism” proposed by Bulbasaur over at The Right Stuff. While this is indeed the inspiration for my thought, the key difference is that while Bulbasaur proposes actively working towards a more leftist future, I am content merely to adopt the guise of doing that, while seeking to build within the system those who would one day strive to undermine it.
Reaction certainly needs boots on the ground and people unafraid to show their faces, like Golden Dawn or Generation Identitaire, but it also needs fertile ground for such organizations to take root. This can really only occur in a system that worships at the altar of egalitarianism and contains sufficient dysfunction to breed resentment of current policy. Colleges are thus fantastic grounds for stoking the fires of reaction among the young.
If you are still uneasy, think of it like this: Going off to college is meant to open your mind to news ideas and expand your intellectual horizons. It would be downright rude of you not to help your friends get past the horizons of equality, democracy, and liberalism.
I admit this approach isn’t for everyone. It requires you to be two-faced, to wear a mask that won’t fit well on everyone. Can you live a life tricking people into thinking that you are something you’re not, only revealing yourself at calculated times in calculated ways?
If you can, consider this post “The Legionnaire’s Guide to University”.