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What our enemies revealed in the fall of Kabul

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Newt Gingrich: “Sad not a single women’s group on the left is up in arms about Afghanistan.”

Of course not. Feminism and female emancipation is merely a shit test, and women love men who pass their shit tests, and hate men who fail them.

Reflect on the savage hatred that feminists bear against Greek letter fraternities and rich and famous movie producers who fail to rape them, with their eager and enthusiastic response to Rotherham and the Cologne rape festival: “Refugees welcome.” “We are not your women.”

If you read between the lines of the Rotherham stories, it is seems that the very young girls being raped and threatened were strangely difficult to help and protect when family members tried to help and protect them.

As the collapse began, but before the Officially Unofficial Press acknowledged that Kabul had fallen, I saw talking heads displaying awareness that this was a holy war, and awareness that you have to bring a gun to a gunfight and a faith to a holy war.

The people of Afghanistan, we were repeatedly told, loved Globohomo, democracy, and feminism, and would fight for it.

Events proved that the Afghan army would not fight for Globohomo.

They brought a faith to a holy war, but it was revealed that Satanic faiths are not very useful in holy wars.

The fall of the Republic

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

PJ Media correctly observes of the botched and disorderly retreat from Afghanistan:

This ensures that the catastrophe, rather than diminishing, has only just begun. It will not end when the last qualified person leaves Kabul but when the U.S. political system has found a constitutional way to clean house.

Compare and contrast with the orderly and dignified Soviet retreat from Aghanistan.

A constitutional house cleaning is unlikely to be practical, since a necessary step in that cleansing would be tarring and feathering the judges at every level and dragging them through the streets.

The chaos of America’s disorderly retreat suggests that the end of the Republic is closer than the fall of communism was when Russia retreated from Afghanistan. Communism fell eleven years after retreat from Afghanistan, suggesting that the rotting zombie corpse of the Republic will fall soon enough.

A republic can only exist with a virtuous ruling elite. But because the elite in a Republic necessarily relies on flattery and on bribing factions of the voters with the voters own money, and because the elite inevitably expands the franchise to voters ever less competent and knowledgeable, elite virtue inevitably declines.

Once a Republic has openly rigged elections, it is unlikely to recover. There is a high risk of a long period of darkness with elites killing each other, terminated either by a virtuous King who creates a virtuous elite to staff his administration, or, more likely, a foreign elite coming in, enslaving American males and banging American women.

The Soviet experience would suggest that collapse is imminent, but it seems to me that woke has considerably more life in it now than communism did back then.

Where we are now

Sunday, August 15th, 2021

A survey of the talking heads talking about the fall of Kabul confirms that our major military objective in Afghanistan was to teach nine year old girls to put a condom on a banana.

I am happy about the fall of Kabul, because Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires. It is where empires go to die, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that the enemy of your enemy is your friend.

We face two live faiths that hate us and want us to die, progressivism and Islam. The Taliban hates you and wants you to die almost as much as our government does. In this case, the enemy of your enemy is definitely not your friend.

Then there is Xi thought, the Chinese state religion. It is walking dead, like the faith of the Soviet Union after Stalin, a zombie, irreparably rotting and falling apart. Xi is trying to revive it with an infusion of Marxism, and is currently allied with progressives in America against Americans, while at war with their muppets and sock puppets closer to his borders, taking advantage of disunity and corruption within the American elite. At the moment, the left that is in his pocket is in the saddle within America, and is comfortable letting the American empire fall back. But the left that is not in his pocket is getting steamed about the collapse of empire.

I hope that Xi will turn right to Confucianism. Trying to revive Marxism as the Chinese State Religion is not going well for him. It’s dead, Jim.

In Russia, protected by Putin’s nukes, Christianity is returning from the dead. It is good at returning from the dead. But while no longer dead, is not altogether alive yet. Still has merely the aliveness of a mustard seed.

Holy war is coming, and you need to take a gun to a gunfight, and a faith to a holy war. Our best prospect for winning is the Christianity that is barely beginning to show tiny shoots of green in Russia.

Old Type Roman Catholicism is alive, and I wish it well, but the Pope is a heretic, an apostate, and a pagan, and the Vatican is in the pocket of the lavender mafia. This is a fatal weakness for a supranational centralized faith. It is a fatal weakness of supranationalism, universalism, and centralization. Always rots from the head down.

Worse, even Old Type Roman Catholicism is fatally blue pilled, and has been ever since it capitulated to the Troubadours. We need a state religion that is compatible with elite fertility, or else whites will disappear and the remnants will be wiggers.

Orthodoxy has the great advantage of being a coalition of national faiths.

When the Tsar conquered some place X that was not orthodox, he would install a King of X, and would send a Russian Orthodox priest from Russia to X to run their state religion, who would give a quick touch up spray paint job on the existing state religion of X to make it orthodox, declare himself X orthodox instead of Russian Orthodox, and fiercely defend the national prerogatives of the distinctive and significantly different national X Orthodox Church (The touch up job was seldom very thorough). The King of X installed by the Tsar would take orders from the Tsar, and the Russian priest installed the Tsar would take orders from that King, rather than directly from the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow, but Russian Orthodoxy and X orthodoxy would remain in communion.

We have to replace our existing universalist state religion of progressivism and woke with a national and nationalist state religion, and Orthodoxy fits the bill better than old type Roman Catholicism, which is fatally and inherently blue pilled and fatally supranational.

Empires go to Afghanistan to die. They die not because Afghanistan is a tough nut to crack. It is easy to conquer Afghanistan. It is not very hard to rule Afghanistan. Imposing your State religion on it, is, however considerably harder, because you have to intrude the state into every nook and cranny, which is, in Afghanistan, extremely difficult. Successful governments in Afghanistan kept order and safety on Afghanistan’s primary asset (the crossroads of central Asia) and let the rest slide, relying on the roads across Afghanistan as their primary, and often their only, source of revenue, and political and economic power. Unsuccessful empires in Afghanistan went there to impose their universal state religion, and forgot about the roads linking central Asia. In our case, forgot about the roads, pipelines, internet, and electricity grid linking central Asia.

Defeat in Afghanistan was foreshadowed by the fact that the Afghan internet is an outlying branch of the American internet. A competent empire would have made it the central node of the central Asian internet so that it could spy on the network traffic. If the war had been run competently, everyone along the roads linking central Asia would find themselves with good internet connections, and everyone near the roads would find a good internet connection on their cell phones, with a short ping time to all of central Asia.

Keeping the roads open, orderly, and safe is the sort of thing that empires are good at and can easily do. Getting nine year old girls woke is pushing muck uphill, and empires go to Afghanistan to die because they are pushing muck uphill.

Kabul has fallen

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

It has not quite officially fallen yet, at least not officially as I post, but this is normality bias, plus the fact that it is taking a while for the Taliban leadership to move from Pakistan to Kabul.

Due to normality bias, six thousand US troops are due to arrive, and six hundred British troops are arriving, which could result in interesting events, as official reality encounters actual guns, in the hands of people who neglect to read official sources about official reality.

The ISI, with the help of America, defeated America.

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

The Taliban exists because Pakistan sponsors it. Since Pakistan has nukes, everyone preferred to not notice this.

Lieutenant General Hamid Gul, Pakistani Military intelligence, the ISI, accurately foresaw what is now happening in Afghanistan as I post this:

when Afghanistan’s history came to be written, it would record that the ISI, with the help of America, defeated the Soviet Union. And next, historians would record that the ISI, with the help of America, defeated America.

With the major US airbase abandoned, the Afghan government is likely to fall sometime well before September. It could well fall tomorrow, but it will simply take time for Taliban forces to move to Kabul from the Pakistan border.

There is a great deal that is very wrong with Mohammedanism. But there are only two live faiths in power Progressivism and Islam. And as progressivism becomes ever more self destructive, it is losing to Islam.

Or perhaps there is a third. Orthodox Christianity. Let us pay our respects to Putin, Tsar of all the Russias.

Xi Thought is dead. He is trying to bring it to life with a controlled infusion of old type Marxism, which in sufficient dose will destroy the Chinese economy and cause scientific and technological stagnation, but no dose is going to revive the Chinese state religion. The only real option that he has is to adopt old type Confucianism and claim the mandate of heaven, breaking with Maoism.

India has nukes, but incapable of independence because Hinduism is overrun by demons. Has been for a very long time. Pakistan, demonstrably, is capable of independence.

At the recent summit conference, Putin and whoever is pulling Biden’s strings agreed to lower the temperature and halt the drift to war, but those who control Biden can no more control the State Department than Trump could. The State Department thinks it has agreed to pause the drift to war for a few months.

Putin appears to doubt the capability of American nukes, and there are some people in the US government who do not believe America’s nukes work either. Perhaps those are the people who are pulling Biden’s strings, in which case they will eventually be forced to do whatever it takes to prevent the drift to war.

But they are riding a tiger. A holiness spiral is going to go to war with someone. Usually its own subjects.

Where we go from here

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

Electoral politics is dead, though its corpse will continue to be paraded about for a considerable time. It will not be revived for a very long time, for a live Republic requires a virtuous elite, and creating a virtuous elite is a project that requires a virtuous King, and a few generations.

I hoped and prayed that Trump would retain power – either as president, or as leader of the resistance, and I lost several bets that he would. Also my investments were to some extent premised on him retaining power.

On the other hand, I have also been making preparation for a more complete disappearance, and so far, it looks like that may not be needed for a while.

I have for decades predicted war, democide, or genocide around 2026 or so, and have never shifted in that prediction. On the whole, things seem to be moving as expected, at about the rate expected. Trump retaining power might have eventually caused me to change that prediction, but a lot more would have had to happen following him retaining power for me to change that prediction. It took Augustus Caesar a decade or so after becoming dictator to sort things out in Rome, and he had death squads and an army at his back. Had Trump successfully performed the coup or started the civil war that I expected, it would have been only the small beginning of what is needed to reverse the decline.

When a holiness spiral goes this far, it takes a lot to stop it. And the further it goes, the more it takes. And even after it is stopped, you still have a big problem, as Sulla had a big problem, and Augustus Caesar continued to have big problems, because you have a degenerate elite, as Russia had after communism collapsed.

I am not necessarily predicting armed conflict in 2026 or so to be the end of our troubles – it could well be the beginning of the end of our troubles, but it could be the beginning of even greater unpleasantness to come, the start of a long dark age for the white race, which is likely to be a long dark age for all races.

Trump is delusionally attempting to appease his enemies. He should be running away. A Trump restoration could only happen after the pattern of the Rwandan genocide, when the exiles returned to conquer a grotesquely dysfunctional and murderous government. And, on January the sixth, Trump revealed himself as not the man for that. He could still become the man for that, but every time he opens his mouth, this looks less and less likely.

In the near future, we can expect the deep state to struggle with the radical left for power. (The Republican party will lose all relevance) Everyone, including the radical left expects the deep state to win and restore normality, but this is normalcy bias. The establishment left lacks cohesion, so each member of the establishment left will try to make his own deal with the radical left at the expense of the rest of the establishment left.

We are now in a situation paralleling the overthrow of Czar and the overthrow of King Louis the sixteenth. The deep state expected to continue governing Russia and France, without the inconvenience of a King bothering them, but was soon in for a big surprise.

Everyone in the deep state thinks that with the democratically elected president out of the way, they will be running the country, but there are far too many of them, they are all going to cut a deal with the radical left, and they are all going to find themselves with the short end of the stick in their deals.

Eventually the leftism spiral will be ended by a Napoleon or a Stalin. If we are lucky a Cromwell. Then leftism will slowly empty out for lack of new applecarts to knock over. At which point an alternative religion will gain mass traction. And that new religion will need to ready itself for eventually becoming the state religion, as progressivism is now the state religion.

The time for electoral politics is over, and the time for an alternative mass religion is not yet. It will likely take quite some time before our enemies have finished destroying each other, so what do we do in preparation for our enemies to destroy each other?

We preserve the truth of Gnon in preparation for the day where it is possible to compete with the state religion, which will become possible only after it empties out of genuine zeal and faith, which is not going to happen until a Stalin restrains it from knocking over any more applecarts, or all applecarts are utterly destroyed.

The time for an advocacy movement is not yet. We are an analysis movement – Trumpism was an advocacy movement, and I had high hopes, but it was crushed, and anything slightly resembling it will be crushed harder.

The time for advocacy will be when leftism empties out, which is not going to happen with applecarts falling over everywhere.

Our key issue is patriarchy, and each of us should promote it at the individual level, by being alpha in our interactions with women, and by telling our women that this is God’s will, and by approving or disapproving of individual associates according to whether their conduct undermines or supports their family and our own.

Some time ago I was at a party, and my host had failed his wife’s shit test, and was angry and despondent. I said “Why don’t you just tell her to do it your way”, to which he despondently replied that it was over and settled. “It is done”. He is blue pilled, and I doubt a lecture on Game, Game Theory, Evolutionary Game Theory, and Evolutionary Psychology would have gone down well, even had I been sober enough to give it, and he sober enough to understand it, which we probably were not. So I just said “A man should be King under his own roof”, and moved on, letting the matter drop. A few minutes thereafter, he passed the shit test with flying colors, his wife eager to please. Perhaps it was that I simply simply rejected the false and evil morality that was poisoning his will and this gave him the strength to do what was right. The left pretends that everyone agrees with their anger and lies, and people believe it, believe that everyone agrees, because no public doubt is permitted, but if one man does what is right, good, and true, and will say to his friends that it is right, good, and true, people that are hurting from the conflict between leftism and reality can feel it in their hearts.

The state has so many evil laws, that it is generally unable to enforce them against those who live according to the will of Gnon, and are confident in the righteousness of so doing.

Leftism is getting brittle, because the ever greater gap between leftist doctrine and people’s lived experience is hurting people. But the child who cries the that emperor has no clothes is not going to cause leftism to fall over as long as fresh applecarts remain for leftism to knock over. It is not public advocacy time yet.

We also need to address the namefag problem and the destruction of the market economy using cryptographic means. Bitcoin was huge step in the direction of fixing the market economy, making possible transactions that are increasingly obstructed by laws and regulation.

There were many attempts on cypherpunks to address the increasing dysfunction of money and accounting. They failed until Satoshi created bitcoin. Digital gold failed because the government simply seized the backing. Bitcoin was successful, but it is a prototype that is prematurely being used as the final system.

We need to build the technology for a semi underground market economy and name system. Satoshi’s blockchain, namecoin’s blockchain, and the Jitsi name system are prototypes for what is needed.

Nothing that matters has changed in social technology, with the big and important exception of double entry accounting and corporate form that it made possible.

I expect that the blockchain and triple entry cryptographically signed accounting will also make an advance in social technology possible, changes that the ICO prefigures, but right now our problems are with social technology that has not advanced since the time of Greece and Rome. Building the things that make new social technologies possible are a step towards the recovery of old social technologies.

When the time is ripe, we will need to reboot systems that are very old, and have been broken. At the same time, while waiting for the conditions that will make a reboot possible, we need to work on the social technologies of the future. Which is corporations as sidechains on the blockchain, for these technologies will make it possible to preserve truth, technology, and the market economic order through what may be well be a very long dark age.

We preserver reality, truth, and respect for Gnon, and attempt to preserve the market economy underground.

We are in an environment that is not only hostile to the vast majority of men having sex, and hostile to all men having children, but also hostile to the market economy. Vox Day’s corporate cancer is devouring the market economy. Corporations are being repurposed from producing value to producing holiness.

We are now using white designed but East Asian built cpus, because corporate cancer has devoured our fabs, and are likely to soon be using Chinese designed CPUs. People are starting to use the Exynos SoC, which is a Samsung design built in a Samsung fab for a Samsung built and designed CPU, and the Media Tec chips, which are designed and built in Taiwan. If I was building a home security system today, it would be running on Taiwanese designed and built CPUs and SoCs.

White people lost the fabs to corporate cancer, and are starting to lose the software, chip design and chip architecture. To resist this trend while the very holy progressives are still in charge of the state religion, we need separation of information and state – which is part of the same program as the faith of Gnon, for the faith of Gnon requires us to protect the truth from a state and state religion that is hostile to truth.

While our ultimate goal is a state and state religion that enforces truth and truthfulness, as Charles the Second’s men at arms protected the Royal Society from Puritan attempts to forcibly deplatform them, for the duration our goal is agorist, to build social media platforms, economic platforms and market platforms that are not state controlled, as the Royal Society existed underground during puritan rule as the Invisible College. Agorism has no answer to large scale organized violence, and neither did the Invisible College, but after the Restoration, the Invisible College became the state sponsored Royal Society.

I may be blogging less for a while, because I am working on the design document of a very large project, and a very small foundation stone of actual software for that project.

Now we are in trouble

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

It is not over till the fat lady sings on January 20th, but things do not look good.

We inevitably lost because our people did not have legitimate authority to use lethal force, and the other side did.

In order to grant our people legitimate authority to use lethal force, Trump needs to proclaim the insurrection act and call out the militia. I was hoping that yesterday would provide a good occasion for that, though it needed to be done earlier. General Flynn should have had an appointment to organize the unorganized militia several weeks ago.

The battle was lost for lack of a leader with plausibly legitimate authority.

Well, Trump did not, and it looks like from here on, such a proclamation becomes more and more difficult and less and less likely.

I was very much hoping and praying that civil war would start early, because in a left singularity, the earlier you get the inevitable civil war, the more likely the right is to win.

However I have long predicted civil war or catastrophic international war, or genocide, around 2026 or so. That prediction still looks on target.

Leftism will inevitably implode, it always does. Trees do not grow to the sky, but they grow till they fall over. And the further leftism goes before it self destructs, the greater the collateral damage.

We are likely in for quite a lot of collateral damage before the light dawns.

If, as is likely, everything goes to hell in a handbasket, I will focus on building a counter economy and counter society on the blockchain. To preserve the economy against pillage, and the truth against lies, we will need to deploy cryptographic methods.

Bitcoin is deeply flawed. Posts on this topic coming when the fat lady sings.

Election fraud hearings

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

I normally do not comment on current events, because in the long run, they seldom matter. What is important is the long term direction, which can only be seen by looking backwards, usually a very long way backwards.

But, today, a crisis point comes that will make a great difference.

If Pence carries out his promise to hear the evidence of election fraud, if he is able to carry out his promise to hear the evidence of election fraud, it is likely that the left will respond violently with the quiet or direct backing of the deep state.

At which point, if Trump proclaims the insurrection act, we will probably win. If he fails to proclaim the insurrection act, we will probably lose, and it will be profoundly unsafe to dispute the supposed consensus that election fraud did not significantly affect the election outcome, and that we still have democratic elections and judicial due process as normal.

If we win this one, it is not over, it is only beginning. It is merely Pompey crossing Pomerium, the start of the $%!% becoming obvious. Trump will still be facing a hostile deep state, a hostile civil service, an a hostile judiciary, and Harvard will still rule the provinces of the American empire. But Trump will be in a far better position to deal with them, and we will be in a far better position to deal with them.

If we lose, the way forward is an underground counter society built on blockchain technology, with Jitsi, bitcoin, and namecoin as unsatisfactory prototypes that show the way forward. We will need to first adequately fix the namefag problem, in order to genuinely fix the currency traceability problem.

If we win this one, eventually Trump, or the next member of his dynasty, is going to need to do something about the hostile state religion, and above ground operations in preparation for this have potential for success.

Although this day is critical, the outcome, regardless of what happens today, will likely not be apparent till January 21. The deep state wants everything to seem normal till they inaugurate Biden. Maybe they will succeed, but likely the ride will be rougher than they planned.

Time to cross the Rubicon

Saturday, December 12th, 2020

It becomes apparent that no court, including the supposedly conservative majority supreme court, is willing to look at the decisive and overwhelming evidence that the election was stolen.

Trump is going to have to proclaim the Insurrection Act under article four of the constitution, for which he is going to need a general, perhaps General Flynn, who has already called upon him to proclaim the Insurrection act.

Trump is likely to need to call out the militia.

If he fails to do this, he will go from the White House to prison, and so will his family.

If he goes quietly to prison, the proverbial will continue to hit the fan, as the assorted puppet masters of Biden and AOC fight over the puppet strings, and eventually he will, like King Louis and Romanovs, become to dangerous to live.

If Trump goes quietly to prison, then with the pretense of democracy and due process abandoned, there is no way for the swamp to resolve its internal conflicts, and so they will escalate as in the fall of the Roman Republic, when it abandoned due process and honest elections.

History tells us that if we do not get civil war before January 20th, we will get it by 2026, under conditions far less favorable.

The fall of the Republic

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Today in America it is the year in Rome fifty eight years before Christ. We are here. The mob is on the streets, which the courts decline to put down, courts and legal processes of the Republic politicized and defunct, carrying out political vengeance and refusing to enforce law, elections blatantly fraudulent and discredited.

Caesar crossing the Rubicon was the culmination of more Rubicons than you can shake a stick at. Before Caesar crossed the Rubicon, Clodius and Pompey crossed the Pomerium.

And before they crossed the Pomerium, Rome had the grossly dysfunctional courts, the undue process, and the rigged elections, that we have right now.

Soros and Hunter Biden are Clodius. Trump is Pompey, Cato, and Cicero. The Insurrection Act is the Senatus Consultum Ultimum.

When Pompey crossed the Pomerium fifty two years before Christ, he rolled up the useless, cowardly, weak, and undisciplined mob, and enforced order without mucking around with the useless and discredited courts.

But, since Pompey was an idiot, he then stepped down from the job of dictator, expecting normalcy to return. It did not. And everyone else acted like idiots also. Seeing order return, they thought that democracy, legality, and due process had returned, though obviously it had not.

Order seemingly restored by Pompey’s dictatorship and the Senatus Consultum Ultimum, Rome went on a conquest binge, dropping the pretext of self defense, and pissing off all its neighbors. One of its neighbors, the Parthians, revealed that they had been advancing the art and technology of war, while Rome had been quietly regressing. But the Parthians were content to grossly humiliate Rome, and merely returned their borders to where they were legally supposed to be, though there was absolutely nothing to stop them from rolling up the the entire eastern empire, and perhaps Rome itself. They still had and observed the legality that Rome had abandoned.

Eight years later, forty nine years before Christ, massive abuse of the courts and lack of legality forced Caesar to, with extraordinary reluctance, cross the Rubicon, after several years where legality was not in effect, but people still deluded acted as if it was. And finally, belatedly, remarkably belatedly, people after the assassination of Caesar recognized that legality, due process, courts, laws, fair trials, and free elections are finally gone and are not coming back any time soon.

Political violence continues to grow, eventually resulting in total war, immensely destructive civil war carried out by extraordinary and unprecedented measures.

After eighteen years of ever escalating chaos and ever more massive and extraordinary bloodshed, after a civil war that turned total, Caesar’s adopted son, Augustus, made himself dictator, but having learned from Pompey’s error, did not step down from the job expecting normalcy to return.

Legality, due process, free elections, and peaceful transfer of power, once lost, are hard to restore.

But despite the imperium, the swamp went on being swampy, the state religion went on being hostile, legality did not return. And things stayed like that for two and half centuries, till Constantine built a new capital, and made a new religion the state religion.

My hope is that our Pompey will be our Constantine, that we do a fast forward over Rome’s centuries of war and ruin.