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Dark Enlightenment: The Neoreactionary Movement
« on: June 20, 2014, 11:36:26 am »
There are some in the tech industry who think democracy has done more harm than good, and want a return to an aristocratic system of government.  These people are known as Neoreactionaries.

These guys are fucking scary.  Let's hope they stay a fringe movement, because they make the most fanatical Tea Partiers look downright moral and rational by comparison.

You can read more about them here: http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/22/geeks-for-monarchy/
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Re: Dark Enlightenment: The Neoreactionary Movement
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2014, 12:15:03 pm »
You know, one day, I'll find a way to shunt people into different timelines.  When that day comes, I'll shunt fuckers like these back to the 1500s and see just how long they live.  My bet is that more than half of them will be dead within a month and by a year, only one in a hundred will have survived.
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Re: Dark Enlightenment: The Neoreactionary Movement
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2014, 02:29:16 pm »
What will they call rectionaries in 100 years time?

Neo-neo-reactionaries?

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Re: Dark Enlightenment: The Neoreactionary Movement
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2014, 02:47:14 pm »
Somehow I don't think they've considered that they'd be peasants in a feudal system, middle class artisan is the best they could aspire to, not being good with a sword and all.

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Re: Dark Enlightenment: The Neoreactionary Movement
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2014, 03:29:50 pm »
Somehow I don't think they've considered that they'd be peasants in a feudal system, middle class artisan is the best they could aspire to, not being good with a sword and all.
Just to clarify, most of them are more-or-less in favor of modern technology and economics.

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Re: Dark Enlightenment: The Neoreactionary Movement
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2014, 04:10:56 pm »
Intellectual circle-jerk.
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Re: Dark Enlightenment: The Neoreactionary Movement
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2014, 05:01:49 pm »
If you have time to kill, I recommend Scott Alexander's Reactionary Philosophy In An Enormous, Planet-Sized Nutshell and Anti-reactionary FAQ. The first introduces the ideas of neoreaction and explains why their proponents defend them, the second is a rebuttal of the arguments. If you can read only one, read the second.

(the original link mentions these as well in the reading list, I am highlighting them because I thought they were well-researched and argued, and also because I like Alexander as a blogger)
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Re: Dark Enlightenment: The Neoreactionary Movement
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2014, 05:05:50 pm »
If you have time to kill, I recommend Scott Alexander's Reactionary Philosophy In An Enormous, Planet-Sized Nutshell and Anti-reactionary FAQ. The first introduces the ideas of neoreaction and explains why their proponents defend them, the second is a rebuttal of the arguments. If you can read only one, read the second.

(the original link mentions these as well in the reading list, I am highlighting them because I thought they were well-researched and argued, and also because I like Alexander as a blogger)
Your second link was broken.  I fixed it for you.

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Re: Dark Enlightenment: The Neoreactionary Movement
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2014, 05:28:03 pm »
Thanks, wrote one url tag too many.
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Re: Dark Enlightenment: The Neoreactionary Movement
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2014, 05:29:27 pm »
Thanks, wrote one url tag too many.
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Re: Dark Enlightenment: The Neoreactionary Movement
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2014, 06:38:41 pm »
I was gonna make a Dark Enlightenment - Sith Lord joke...

Then I discovered the founder of the movement, no joke, calls himself a Sith Lord.

These people are weird, and I do not know whether to laugh or feel rather alarmed.
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Re: Dark Enlightenment: The Neoreactionary Movement
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2014, 07:17:25 pm »
All the money in France couldn't save Marie Antoinette's head when the mob came calling. At the end of the day the divine right of kings doesn't amount to a hill of shit when the ruled decide they are atheists. With these twits I would give that about a week... tops.

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Re: Dark Enlightenment: The Neoreactionary Movement
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2014, 11:32:28 pm »
I'm not too worried. They look like an impotent group of whiners from what I've read thus far. Hopefully, one of them doesn't go postal like the "incel" shooter in California, but otherwise, I don't see much of a threat as of now.
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Re: Dark Enlightenment: The Neoreactionary Movement
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2014, 12:27:56 am »
I finally read the article. I have to say, if you call yourself a sith lord and call your movement the "Dark Enlightenment", you gotta be taking the piss pretty hard. The comment section was... an experience. Someone was claiming shit like having seen the future and was saying how the current era is coming to an end and a new glorious dark age was beginning. When asked what the hell he had seen drinking he said he doesn't drink but partakes in the Tradionalist warrior-priest practice of taking psilocybin ('shrooms).

Oh, and the divine right of kings shall be replaced by the "genetic right" of some master race of Asians, whites, and Jews.

I thought that watching some bullshit about "spirit science" was gonna be the stupidest thing I'd see today, but no. I've just seen what can be considered some insane fusion of the ideologies of Nazis and North Korea in the worst of the NRs.
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Re: Dark Enlightenment: The Neoreactionary Movement
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2014, 01:20:56 am »
Besides, these guys are not true Sith. There is a thing called the Rule of Two.
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