Author Archives: Free Northerner

Lightning Round – 2015/11/25

The official neoreaction forum.

On pseudonymity.
Related: Tips for staying secure and anonymous.

History never ended.
Related: The third world is colonizing us.
Related: Another open letter to France.
Related: How to deport 11 million people.
Related: Immigration theology.
Related: The Muslim rape of Norway.
Related: What percentage of Muslims approve of terrorism.
Related: Refugee system discriminates against Christians.
Related: A short allegorical SF story.

The Confucian heuristic.

Underclass coddling.

Whiteness as liberalism.

The Jewish role in the NAACP.

Hispanic migration makes secession more difficult.

Related: Homeostasis and modernity.
Related: Beer, cholera, and public health.

The Daily Beast has a retarded article on #NRx up.

Technological responsibility.

The rise of obesity and anorexia.

Yet another PC outrage.

On North Korea.

The mammon trap.

Urban tactics: survival. Related Brainstorm.

Quebec and Sanders.

H/T Zippy

Le Petite Mort

I was asked if I was going to write something on the French Attacks. I wasn’t planning to, but I will now.

Anyone could have told France these attacks were inevitable, and in fact many have. The French invited diversity in and were culturally enriched. Following 9/11, Charlie Hebdo, Rotherham, 7/7, Burgas, Madrid, numerous riots, and the untold other incedences, this is not unexpected.

However, unlike in Charlie Hebdo, these were not leftists, these were just normal people going about their lives, so I do have sympathy and wish their families the best; may God have mercy on the victims in the next life.

And yet, while the individual victims deserve sympathy, France as a corporate body doesn’t. France is a democracy. Theoretically, the people rule and, in actuality, the people are able to vote for their government in relatively fair elections. The people even have a party dedicated to preventing foreign invasion and mass murder. Yet, the people refuse to vote for that party. France has willfully chosen pro-immigration policies and has once again received the natural consequences of their actions. If the French don’t want to be mass-murdered by savages, they should stop inviting savages in.

France chose to suffer these attacks. Not just once, but repeatedly, the French have overwhelmingly voted to aid savages in attacking France. If the French wish to play status games rather than defend themselves, no amount of sympathy in the world will help them. They have chosen their fate.

Now, I doubt the French are going to lay prostrate forever. They probably won’t do anything real now, the status games are too entrenched, but at some point something will happen.

The rational, compassionate thing to do, would be to find and execute everyone somewhat involved in these attacks, then end (Muslim) immigration and (humanely) mass deport Muslims from France. This would be a calm, measured respone and could be done with minimal bloodshed and suffering.

But equal and opposite reactions are the thing of physics. Humans work differently, especially when aggregated. They tend not to take measured and appropriate responses. Instead, they tend to keep doing what they are doing, ignoring or downplaying tensions as they build. Political inertia is a powerful force. Things will keep chugging along as they are right now.

Then suddenly, they won’t.

Humanity does not work like a spherical cow in a vacuum, it works more like man’s most base act. The act begins, tension mounts over time, then the pent-up pressure is released in a singular explosive moment.

In the case of Muslim immigration, the act has already begun. We are in the tensions mounting phase. Attacks, assaults, and riots and the occasional counter-attack (a la Breivik) will create continual friction between the French and their invaders, but nothing will be solved by these thrusts and counter-thrusts. Instead, at some point, the French tensions will reach their breaking point, and the French will release themselves in an orgasm of violence.

This will be an explosive release, not a calm, measured response. Cracked had a recent article about the Bosnian genocide, and an earlier one about the Rwandan genocide, the first point of each is how sudden it was. So it will be in France.

Contrary to these articles, these types of violence are never sudden or shocking, however quickly they may occur. They are the final result of long-standing tensions. They can be prevented if action is taken before the release, but once the release occurs it can not be stopped until it is fully spent.

The French will play their status games, ignoring the low-level guerrilla war and avoiding taking necessary measures, then, at some unknowable point for some unforeseeable reason, the dam will burst and genocidal violence will release all over the country. Rather than enacting a preventative policy now, while it will be comparatively clean and merciful, the French will bloody their hands in brutality when the situation has gone beyond reason.

After the violent release, they will look back and realize a little part of them died in that brutality. Their sons and daughters will look back and wonder how neighbour could turn against neighbour so suddenly.  People will be shocked at how violence like that could happen so suddenly.

Now, as I said before, I want to prevent this violence. I don’t want the white man to be broken and forced into this brutality simply to be able to enjoy their own civilization and culture in peace.

So, France, please stop the status games and act now while you can do so with clean hands. Don’t wait until fields of blood are your only recourse. If nothing is done now, the blood will be on your hands, because you valued status more than peace and justice.

Lightning Round – 2015/11/18

Status point theory.
Related: Paris and signalling.
Related: The madness of the social signalling game.

Controversial: A letter to France.
Related: Observations on Paris.
Related: Yes, we are at war with Islam.
Related: A difficult question.
Related: A look at the stats of Islam and terror.
Related: Not with gold.
Related: The attacks and the future of Europe.

Servants without masters.
Related: On The Economy?
Related: The system, SCALE, and scams.

Corrosive individualism?

The day they tore down The Future and the sinking of the working class.

Curt adds a third point to What is Neoreaction? I think that it is simply an outflow of the first two.

Mike released his Idaho Project book.

Propaganda in standardized tests.

The end of Rex Americana.

China, Forex, and Rubin.

Against neo-paganism.

On the Bay of Pigs.
Related: Communications architecture.

Women can serve because the state doesn’t need combat units.

BW Rabbit is closing up and starting anew.

On the Puritans. More.
Related: Irish and Germans in America.

The unintended consequences of recording the police.


The wages of female pastorship.

Live and let live.

Who owns the red pill?

The slow drift from marriage.
Related: The daddy-go-round and the family-go-round.

Nobody believes porn is adultery.

Martel returns with a couple of stories.

Scientist: Peer review doesn’t work. Related.

These candidate questions are fairly amusing.

GOP prefers Hillary to Trump.

The collapse of the publishing industry.


Lightning Round – 2015/11/11

There won’t be any other posts this week and the LR is short, but here goes:

Primary loyalties.

Social Matter at NPI.
Related: Amusing NPI silly string video.

Ruminations on pan-whitism.

Mass migration is war.
Related: The Europeans guide to helping refugees.
Related: The rape feminists will ignore.

Stereotype accuracy is one of the most robust social science findings.

Keep manhood in the bargain.
Related: The forgotten men.
Related: Why are middle-aged white male deaths rising?
Related: Whites down, diversity up.
Related: Why this trend from 1999-2002 wasn’t noticed until 2015.

Corrosive individualism.

SJW “rights” are anti-rights.

Why the web is disappointing.

Oppression is in the eye of the beholder.

The cultural revolution in the US.
Related: Anti-intellectualism is good.

Why fat activism is a godsend for the right.

Currency debasement is immoral, but not in the way you think.

Are you a nut?

On ambiguous proverbs.

Ranger School cover-up.

Most educated women have rape fantasies and 40% of rape victims continue to date their attacker.

The feminist backlash against the red pill documentary.

A review of Cernovich’s new book.

SJW’s using honey-pot traps in tech.

Trudeau literally makes the “because it is 2015” argument.


Order and Freedom

Freedom comes from social trust, social trust comes from order.

Formal rules are only necessary when there is a lack of social trust. When people trust each other, there is no need for an impartial mediators such as law and bureaucracy, as social norms . When I lend money to a friend, I do not make him sign a contract, because I know he will pay me back. Evolutionist X outlines this more thoroughly.

Social trust is built through repeated positive interactions. If I’ve lent $10 to a friend before and he paid me back, I’d consider lending him $20 at later time. If he has a repeated history of paying me back and spotting me when I needed a loan, I may even lend him $1000 if he needed.

I would probably not loan $10 to someone I had never met. But, if I’ve loaned to many friends (and they’ve reciprocated) within a social circle over the years and was always paid back, and I met someone new within that social circle at dinner and they forgot their wallet, I’d likely be willing to spot him $20 for dinner. By being part of the social circle he has inherited that social trust.

Social trust is destroyed through negative interactions. If just once my friend stiffed me, I’d probably never loan to him again; it’s possible I may no longer remain his friend. I’d also be less willing to loan to other friends in the future. If I was stiffed a few times, I’d probably never loan again.

Social trust builds on itself. If I loan to a friend, he’s likely to loan to me in the future, and I in turn am then even more willing to loan to him in the future, and upwards rides the virtuous cycle. Likewise, social distrust spirals downwards. If my friends stiffs me, I refuse to loan to someone else, who in turn refuses to loan to me, which in turn makes me even less likely to loan to others, and downwards spirals the vicious circle.

Eventually, the virtuous cycle results in a social norm of lending and repaying. The vicious circle results in no social norm of lending and repaying arising. Rather, if someone ones to borrow money, legally enforced contract loans become necessary. The vicious cycle leads to law and regulation. It also leads to much higher transactions costs. In the virtuous cycle, a $1000 loan requires little more than politely asking a friend or two and providing an explanation. A $10 loan requires nothing more than a “can you spot me til payday?”  In the viscious circle, a $1000 loan requires lawyers, banks, contracts, insurance, and interest. A $10 loan is impossible because the extra costs would be worth more than the loan itself.

Those first few interactions are critical. If my first interactions are positive, the virtuous cycle will build itself and will naturally continue. Once I’m caught up in the virtuous cycle with strong social norms, even the occasional defector will be regarded as a bad apple rather than representative of the group. Only a critical mass of defections will destroy the cycle. On the other hand, if my first few interaction are negative, the vicious circle will start to decay. Once I’m trapped in the vicious circle, the positive interactions will be seen as the unrepresentative outliers. It is nigh impossible to rebuild a virtuous cycle as a critical mass of non-defectors will rarely build up as others defect on them.

Because of this, it is necessary to stop natural defectors from destroying those initial interactions. Order is what prevents defectors from defecting. If a potential defector knows he will be punished should he defect, he will not defect and will not start a viscous circle. In the loan example, if someone knows there is a social norm of shunning by the group for refusing to pay back a loan, they will likely not defect.

Because there is order in the group, we can freely loan. There is no need for laws or regulations regarding loans because we know the social norms will enforce repayment, and these social norms were originally built by the maintenance of order.

We can also see order builds upon itself. The social norm of punishing defectors, leads the the social trust virtuous cycle, which leads to the creation of the social norm of repayment.

If freedom is your goal, order will break down; if order is your goal, freedom will naturally result.

As we can see above, freedom is the natural result of order. Social norms lead to social trust which leads to further social norms which frees us from regulation and bureaucracy.

We can start this order with law as well. If the authority emplaces an authoritarian initial law that harshly punishes stiffing on a loan, people know defectors will be punished and will be willing to engage in those initial positive interactions, even with people they don’t know. The virtuous cycle builds upon this initial law.

In this situation a man’s handshake becomes his bond. When a man’s handshake is his bond, there is no need for contracts, there is no need for lawyers and no need for regulations on the minutiae of contract law. Social norms enforce the spirit of the agreement and there is freedom in loan-giving.

On the other hand, if that initial law against stiffing on a loan is not put into place, people can not trust that defectors outside their close social circles will be punished. So defectors defect. With no social norms people turn to written, enforceable contracts. As they write contracts, they will realize the letter of the agreement is enforced, the spirit is not. This leads to the necessity of lawyers to ensure the letter is correct and the need for detailed regulations to define every aspect of lending contract. With no social norm enforcing the spirit of the law, people will learn to manipulate the letter. In order to prevent the injustices of those manipulating the letter of the law, further regulations will be introduced to prevent manipulation. This will result in a bureaucracy to create these regulations, which will itself be manipulated, and so on down the vicious cycle, as more regulations are placed upon more regulations. Order and freedom break down, replaced by the letter of the law and regulation.

Order is freedom, chaos is tyranny.

As above, we see that order leads to freedom. In a ordered community, strong social norms make intrusive, detailed regulation or bureaucracy unnecessary. The social norms uphold themselves while allowing freedom.

On the other hand, where there is no order, where there is chaos, laws and regulations become necessary. If you can’t trust your neighbour not to defect, not  to violate the spirit of any agreements, you need laws and regulations to enforce agreements make up for the lack of social trust.

Increased regulation is a sign that your community is becoming more chaotic and more disordered. Increased tyranny is a result of disorder.

As well, tyranny creates chaos. As shown, as regulations increase the letter of the law and of the agreement becomes more important than the spirit. When the letter become more important, people stop simply not defecting. Instead, people try to defect as much as possible on the spirit while still holding to the letter. Trust breaks down, and chaos reigns.

Increased regulation leads to more chaos, which leads to more regulation. Tyranny is not order, tyranny is chaos and chaos is tyranny.

Order is freedom.

If you desire freedom, order should be your primary goal.

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