Monthly Archives: November 2015

What is Neoreaction?

There seems to be confusion as to what neoreaction actually is. Most outsiders focus on monarchy and technology, most other alt-righters focus on it not being their particular brand of right-wing thought. I’ve written an introduction to neoreaction on Reaction Times, but it was a simple description made in relatable terms and doesn’t get to the core of it.

Keldory got the right idea on twitter:

The core of neoreaction is the two interrelated ideas of formalism and neocameralism.

Formalism is the essentialist notion that the symbolic and the real should align, particularly when it relates to power. The mythic, factual, and social truths of power should be the same. He who rules in name should rule in fact, and he who has power should hold an office and title truthfully indicating his power.

Neocameralism flows from formalism. It is the truth that the state is simply a group of people working towards a common goal, it is a corporation. The only difference between it and other corporations are sovereignty and territoriality. Sovereignty is the right to force obedience through violence, while territoriality applies this sovereignty to a particular geographic area.

Formalism and neocamericalism are neoreaction, everything else flows from these two ideas. Combined these ideas give the neoreactionary position: that the state should acknowledge that it is a corporation sovereign with ownership over its particular territory and the residents therein and that it should openly wield and delegate its power as an owner.

Notice how these ideas are rather abstract and lacking in any concrete prescriptions or goals. This is what confuses outsiders and this is why neoreaction can seem somewhat schizophrenic at times. People tend to judge ideologies on their goals and prescriptions, while neoreaction’s only real prescription is ‘make real power and theoretical power converge and wield them openly’, which is a rather vague.

Because of the abstract nature of core neoreactionary ideas, neoreactionaries can mold these ideas into very distinct ideologies. For example, Nick Land and Nick Steves both derive very different prescriptions from neoreactionary axioms.


Some clarifications:

One form of neocameralism which was mentioned by Moldbug, the joint-stock corporation government, has been the focus of people criticizing neocameralism. It’s probably unworkable, but the cryptographic joint-stock government is not the core of neocameralism, rather it is one possible prescription derived from it. Sometimes, due to it being included in the original patchwork posts, the two are conflated.

As well, the word corporation can confuse people. Colloquially people generally use ‘corporation’ to refer to large, for-profit organizations, and corporation automatically brings to mind McDonald’s or Monsanto. Corporation in this case is used in its more proper definition: a group of individuals recognized by law as having an independent existence apart from any particular individual. The state being a corporation does not necessitate it being for-profit, impersonal, large, etc. For example, your local church and community clubs are corporations.

Lightning Round – 2015/11/04

Morality as a social prestige engine.
Related: Enlightened idiocy.

Get out.
Related: The War in Norway.
Related: Ethnic cleansing in Germany.
Related: Immigration and leftist bombers.
Related: White autogenocide is a massive loss of frame.
Related: Magic dirt theory.
Related: Weapons of mass migration.

The collaborators are frightened.
Related: The outdated first amendment.
Related: Keeping SJW’s out of your company.

Cathedral decay.
Related: The antiversity in Russia.

How Luther survived a holiness spiral.

r/K selection in a picture.
Related: K-selection on Republican splintering.

Trump: Uber for American democracy.
Related: Why didn’t Trump go for Rubio’s throat.
Related: A summary of the GOP debate.
Related: Rigging the GOP primaries.
Related: Charles Murray’s attacks on Trump. Related.
Related: Jeb’s gridlock nonsense.


School-shootings as a slow-moving riot.

BLM vs. the old guard black activists.

Why we can’t revive the apprenticeship system yet.
Related: The mentorship deficit.

The liberal parenting end game.

NRx thought.

Urbit on Medium.

Uncuck the Right “interviewed” by Fusion and at the AV Club.

Harden the fuck up.
Related: How to overcome the bad news blues.

The rape of Russia.

Reducing tension in Syria.

The Kurds: undead leftists.

The realist case for markets.

Slogan supremacy.

On the Spring Valley Incident.

Cathedral round-up: race, violence, and sex.
Related: Test score gaps and race.
Related: Standardized testing is racist.
Related: Immigrants and the black-white IQ gap. Part 2. Response. Response.

Migration, expansion, and conservatism.

The Finno-Ugrics.

The perils of public prayer.

Evola on Christianity.

Transubstantiation and the puritan hypothesis.

China’s new two-child policy.

Debt without usury.
Related: Where the modern sexual freak show comes from.
Related: Against the gold standard.
Related: It’s not fiat currency itself, but rather usury.

Submission and value.
Related: Obedience and submission.

The Ouroboros of feminism.

Never date an SJW.

Asshole filters.

Knowledge abuse.
Related: Joel and Kathy Davisson’s insane theology of marriage.

Why women initiate most divorces.

The fear of being called phobic.

Boys hate school.

Evidence-based Literacy Instruction doesn’t work.
Related: On pre-K.

An SJW attack rebuffed.
Related: The GitHub Code of Merit.

The danger of comments.

Portrait of the person-guy. Heh.

The Yakuza cancel Halloween.

Shocking study: Police reduce crime.

Meat risk.

Related: Land, SSC

Song of the White Men

The well’s been dry this week, so here’s some Kipling:

Now, this is the cup the White Men drink
When they go to right a wrong,
And that is the cup of the old world’s hate–
Cruel and strained and strong.
We have drunk that cup–and a bitter, bitter cup–
And tossed the dregs away.
But well for the world when the White Men drink
To the dawn of the White Man’s day!

Now, this is the road that the White Men tread
When they go to clean a land–
Iron underfoot and levin overhead
And the deep on either hand.
We have trod that road–and a wet and windy road–
Our chosen star for guide.
Oh, well for the world when the White Men tread
Their highway side by side!

Now, this is the faith that the White Men hold–
When they build their homes afar–
“Freedom for ourselves and freedom for our sons
And, failing freedom, War.”
We have proved our faith–bear witness to our faith,
Dear souls of freemen slain!
Oh, well for the world when the White Men join
To prove their faith again!