Friday Night Fragments #4

At the end of my last post, I tried to tell you to avoid toxic relationships with crazies, but I couldn’t bring myself to say it. Why not? Because you learn more about yourself and about human nature if you spend some time in the kind of relationship normal people fear than if you spend years studying psychology.

This is not a good reason to do it, of course, but the world belongs to those who dare. Many avenues are closed to those who are not strong enough, but the far extremes of understanding require sacrifice on the part of those who would seek such knowledge.

If you dare walk that path, be sure that you have the strength to endure it.

More on this coming soon.

Speaking of things that tie into previous posts, it turns out that women enjoy increased sexual competitiveness if they possess dark triad traits. This, of course, leads to an interesting question: if both men and women enjoy greater sexual success if they are inclined towards dark triad traits, why don’t people possess these traits in higher quantities than they already do?

Obviously, the degree to which dark triads traits are not hereditary will temper this, as well as the degree to which society rewards a lack of dark triad traits with reproductive success (to say nothing of the discrepancy between sexual success and reproductive success). What happens in a society that has no checks against dark triad behavior, though?

I really must get around to writing about this Sigma Point thing.

I mentioned in my last Friday Night Fragments that I tend towards anti-authoritarianism in my personal life. What draws me to Neoreaction, then, which does not shy away from advocating authoritarian solutions? Two things. One, after a lifetime of dealing with idiotic authority figures and incompetent authorities, I am sick of being told what to do by people who are dumber and more foolish than me. This, of course, means that I have nothing but respect and admiration for those few authority figures who are competent and capable, and I think we should have a lot more of them. I may swing towards anti-authoritarianism, but a competent and capable authority acting in a reasonable manner is fine in my book (whether this makes me a true anti-authoritarian is debatable, but given my disdain for our current authorities, I do not shy away from labeling myself as such).

The second point is that any true anti-authoritarian these days has to be anti-progressive, for progressivism is the mandate upon which our authorities base their legitimacy.

One of the search terms that I got hit with this week was “neoreaction mbti”. I can only assume this person was trying to get some data on the Myers-Briggs classification for most neoreactionaries (and not a neoreactionary version of the Myers-Briggs, which seems highly-unnecessary). While I can’t speak to hard data, I think it’s fairly safe to postulate that INTJ and INTP are represented far out of proportion to the general population, with a couple ENTJs and other types thrown in there as well (plus one ENTP who did a fairly good job of hiding it until he started putting out a paean to his lack of focus every Friday evening).

Speaking of search terms, another search term I got hit with this past week was “legionnaire with wild tiger movie”. I have no idea what movie this person was thinking of, but whatever it is, it sounds fantastic and I want to see it, so if any of you have any idea which film this might be, please let me know.

There are those who claim that the truth is illuminating, and who will then turn around and claim that here is such a thing as a dark truth. A contradiction arising from a bad metaphor? Perhaps. But if we think this is an insufficient explanation and play with the metaphor a bit, we are forced to either conclude that the truth is light and that we are too dark to be able to comprehend it without pain, or that the truth is dark and that we are not strong enough to be able to handle it without a filter of some kind. Either one seems unpleasant in its own way, and I bet you can predict with decent accuracy which interpretation people will lean towards based on whether or not they believe in God.

Sooner or later, there is going to be a full-scale conflict between and Private Military Corporation and a state military. I’m tempted to say that the future profitability of private contractors is going to hinge on the outcome, but it seems more likely to predict that either way, the PMC market is looking forward to a bountiful future.

Related to my last point, every business has an incentive not only to expand their market share, but also to increase market size. There is a major incentive to create new business. Any business that purports to solve a problem not only has incentive to perpetuate the issue, but exacerbate it.

This same phenomenon is why NGOs have incentive to hinder international development, feminists have incentive to make women worse off, and weight loss companies have incentive to promote non-permanent solutions.

This incentive is tempered by professional reputation, which rests on being able to solve said problem (and has become even more important in this age in which information is so readily available and so easily dispersed). It is this tension that explains much in the way of consumer/corporation behavioral dynamics. It is also a reason to trust small mom & pop establishments, which rely much more on reputation and quality products & services than market share, advertising tactics, and economies of scale.

How is this related to PMCs? Well, do PMCs benefit from a peaceful world with little in the way of conflict and instability?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to date a horse? Aimless Gromar wants us to know. Is there something that he’s not telling us, perhaps?

Kidding aside, I got two big takeaways from this. The first is that feminist logic of verbal consent is ableist:

“Second, if someone is mute and can’t write or give you a verbal response, are you allowed to have sex with them? Even if they are an adult and mentally sound? Are words the only way to get consent?”


There are some interesting arguments to be played with if anyone wants to yank on that thread.

The second takeaway I got from this was the thought that if Neoreaction ever starts hazing newbies, we should make them perform this article by way of song and interpretative dance before an assembled audience of the Eldars and other important NRx-type folks.

Several weeks ago, I had some harsh words to say about the hit song “All About That Bass”. I wasn’t the only one. It turns out that a few other people felt the need to skewer the piece. In their cases, however, they used parody as the weapon.

If you prefer your parodies to be scathing attacks, stabbing like a knife at the soft spots and showing no mercy, click here.

If you prefer your parodies to be full of attractive women in tight outfits, click here.

If you like both, you’re my kind of guy.

SPQR

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4 thoughts on “Friday Night Fragments #4

  1. Chris B 11/28/2014 / 7:03 PM

    “Well, do PMCs benefit from a peaceful world with little in the way of conflict and instability?”
    Very good point.

  2. Ansible 11/28/2014 / 8:14 PM

    “One of the search terms that I got hit with this week was “neoreaction mbti”. I can only assume this person was trying to get some data on the Myers-Briggs classification for most neoreactionaries (and not a neoreactionary version of the Myers-Briggs, which seems highly-unnecessary). While I can’t speak to hard data, I think it’s fairly safe to postulate that INTJ and INTP are represented far out of proportion to the general population, with a couple ENTJs and other types thrown in there as well (plus one ENTP who did a fairly good job of hiding it until he started putting out a paean to his lack of focus every Friday evening).”

    May have been me. I can’t find much high quality writing on mbti that isn’t behind a paywall. Very interested in reading about mbti and NRx writing on mbti.

  3. R. 12/03/2014 / 8:45 AM

    Two things. One, after a lifetime of dealing with idiotic authority figures and incompetent authorities, I am sick of being told what to do by people who are dumber and more foolish than me. This, of course, means that I have nothing but respect and admiration for those few authority figures who are competent and capable, and I think we should have a lot more of them.

    What makes you think there’s more people who are both desirous of power and authority and deserving of it?

    Furthermore, I have not yet seen any solution from NRx guys concerning the yet-unsolved problem with power: namely that many people who desire it, like say, narcissists, many flavors of psychopaths etc are completely unsuited to having it and only fuck things up once they get it.

    And that there’s a lot of decent people who don’t want power who would do a much better job wielding it than the above-mentioned power-hungry crowd.

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