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by Christopher Chantrill
September 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
SOCIAL JUSTICE warriors (SJWs) are like the weather. Everybody complains about them, but nobody does anything about them, except for controversialist Vox Day who has just released an ebook on how to fight back against the SJWs, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police.
The book is an extension of numerous blog posts on Day’s take-no-prisoners Vox Popoli blog, and tells readers how to recognize SJWs, how to deal with an SJW attack on you at work, how to fight back against the SJWs, and ends with an up-to-the-minute report on GamerGate and the Sad Puppies/Rabid Puppies campaign over the 2015 science-fiction Hugo awards.
Vox Day is a warrior; he lives the eternal battle order: March towards the sound of the guns. He battles with social justice warriors, he runs Alpha Game blog on how to pursue women, he engages the lefties at science-fiction publisher Tor Books, and he publishes books by military historians and strategists like Martin van Creeveld and William S. Lind. Naturally he writes a lot about 4th Generation warfare and Col. John Boyd’s OODA Loop.
Vox Day likes bullet points, and so he begins SJWs Always Lie by defining SJW behavior with the following Three Laws of SJW.
That’s all very well, but how should one actually do when an SJW takes offense at an inoffensive remark you make at work and starts to name and shame you? Vox Day has a list for that as well, but the most important is “Do not resign!” As in Brendan Eich and Sir Tim Hunt.
All in all, Vox Day has written an excellent tactics manual for survival in the SJW-infested cubicle jungle.
But what about the bigger picture? Vox Day has a whole chapter on Winnng the Social Justice War in the West that is brimming with useful tactics, but what is it all for? Remembering that politics is downstream from culture, what is the culture we are fighting for? What is the Meaning of It All? What catchphrase is emblazoned on our banners as we march towards the sound of the guns?
We should take our cue from the present progressive ruling class, and start with an accusation, that today’s progressive ruling class is the most oppressive and unjust that ever exploited ordinary innocent humans. Its religion is government, its way of life is politics, and builds nothing but comprehensive and mandatory administrative systems. How then could its rule be anything but unjust? And so our banners should proclaim their guilt:
Want a new government program, progressives? Then you are talking about force. Want more politics? Then you are talking about ways to divide people. Want a comprehensive administrative system to deliver health care? Then you are talking about dominating everyone to force them into the system designed by the lovely Jonathan Gruber.
These are good and noble cries, that trumpet the eternal danger of government, that it so easily divides, dominates, and compels – and does so in the interest of the rulers, not the ruled. Their glorious strength is that they are all true.
Compare our cry with the progressives’ various accusations over the last 150 years. First, they cried that capitalists were exploiters. But the capitalists were building an economy that has boosted the incomes of ordinary folk by 3000% in two centuries. Some exploitation! Then they cried that bourgeois men were patriarchs. You mean the same bourgeoisie that replaced arranged marriages with romantic marriage and the privacy that got young women out from under the domination of the extended family? Some patriarchy. Then the cry was that whites are racists. You mean the whites that abolished slavery and then forced most of the rest of the world to follow suit? Some racism.
In other words, the progressives lied. But then Vox Day just told us: SJWs Always Lie.
And now, after a century of their rule, we all live under the boot of their compulsory administrative government programs. What are taxes at 33 percent of GDP but exploitation? What is the vast apparatus of government entitlements but a vast coercive patriarchy? What is the cruel politics of identity and diversity but racism?
Was there ever a government so oppressive and unjust?
If we could articulate a political philosophy to put the progressives on the back foot and then put a bit of stick about among the SJW rabbits, courtesy of Vox Day & Co., we’d find that all our frustrations with timid RINOs in Washington and Silicon Valley titans timidly kissing the ring of the Democrats would melt into air.
Then we could live in truth, instead of the SJW lie.
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[The Axial Age] highlights the conception of a responsible self... [that] promise[s] man for the first time that he can understand the fundamental structure of reality and through salvation participate actively in it.
Robert N Bellah, "Religious Evolution", American Sociological Review, Vol. 29, No. 3.
[To make] of each individual member of the army a soldier who, in character, capability, and knowledge, is self-reliant, self-confident, dedicated, and joyful in taking responsibility [verantwortungsfreudig] as a man and a soldier. — Gen. Hans von Seeckt
MacGregor Knox, Williamson Murray, ed., The dynamics of military revolution, 1300-2050
Civil Societya complex welter of intermediate institutions, including businesses, voluntary associations, educational institutions, clubs, unions, media, charities, and churchesbuilds, in turn, on the family, the primary instrument by which people are socialized into their culture and given the skills that allow them to live in broader society and through which the values and knowledge of that society are transmitted across the generations.
Francis Fukuyama, Trust
[W]hen I asked a liberal longtime editor I know with a mainstream [publishing] house for a candid, shorthand version of the assumptions she and her colleagues make about conservatives, she didn't hesitate. Racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-choice fascists, she offered, smiling but meaning it.
Harry Stein, I Can't Believe I'm Sitting Next to a Republican
[T]he Liberal, and still more the subspecies Radical... more than any other in these latter days seems under the impression that so long as he has a good end in view he is warranted in exercising over men all the coercion he is able[.]
Herbert Spencer, The Man Versus the State
These emerge out of long-standing moral notions of freedom, benevolence, and the affirmation of ordinary life... I have been sketching a schematic map... [of] the moral sources [of these notions]... the original theistic grounding for these standards... a naturalism of disengaged reason, which in our day takes scientistic forms, and a third family of views which finds its sources in Romantic expressivism, or in one of the modernist successor visions.
Charles Taylor, Sources of the Self
Families helped each other putting up homes and barns. Together, they built churches, schools, and common civic buildings. They collaborated to build roads and bridges. They took pride in being free persons, independent, and self-reliant; but the texture of their lives was cooperative and fraternal.
Michael Novak, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism
For [the left] there is only the state and the individual, nothing in between. No family to rely on, no friend to depend on, no community to call on. No neighbourhood to grow in, no faith to share in, no charities to work in. No-one but the Minister, nowhere but Whitehall, no such thing as society - just them, and their laws, and their rules, and their arrogance.
David Cameron, Conference Speech 2008
As far as the Catholic Church is concerned, the principal focus of her interventions in the public arena is the protection and promotion of the dignity of the person, and she is thereby consciously drawing particular attention to principles which are not negotiable...
[1.] protection of life in all its stages, from the first moment of conception until natural death; [2.] recognition and promotion of the natural structure of the family... [3.] the protection of the right of parents to educate their children.
Pope Benedict XVI, Speech to European Peoples Party, 2006
No lesson seems to be so deeply inculcated by the experience of life as that you should never trust experts. If you believe doctors, nothing is wholesome: if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent: if you believe the soldiers, nothing is safe. They all require their strong wine diluted by a very large admixture of insipid common sense.
Lord Salisbury, Letter to Lord Lytton
What distinguishes true Conservatism from the rest, and from the Blair project, is the belief in more personal freedom and more market freedom, along with less state intervention... The true Third Way is the Holy Grail of Tory politics today - compassion and community without compulsion.
Minette Marrin, The Daily Telegraph
In England there were always two sharply opposed middle classes, the academic middle class and the commercial middle class. In the nineteenth century, the academic middle class won the battle for power and status... Then came the triumph of Margaret Thatcher... The academics lost their power and prestige and... have been gloomy ever since.
Freeman Dyson, The Scientist as Rebel