The sense of betrayal – why dissidents must stop being ‘anti-Establishment’

You may have heard the late sir Roger Scruton recall his experience of the soixante-huitard riots while he had been a student in Paris. The destructiveness of his fellow colleagues, their righteous indignation, the shallowness and irrationality of their anger produced such an impression on Roger, that he knew right then he wanted nothing to do with anything these pampered narcissists stood for, and decided he would oppose them in any way he could.

I had a very similar journey away from liberalism and the fashionable strands of thoughts forming the contemporary consensus. If you are a dissident of any kind, you certainly have your own tale to tell. A deep sense of betrayal is what unifies

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Phaedrus and the Priests of Fluid Ontology

The following lines are an accurate re-telling of a dream I had in January 2021. Nothing’s made up or embellished, all except for the character names which have been replaced with ones that, I believe, are more evocative.


Dr. Phaedrus was all over Youtube. His lectures on his peculiar Neo-Platonic thought were spreading exponentially, and still he had the common sense to promote real life meetings over impersonal online interactions. Large crowds were gathering in Hyde Park to listen to his free talks on various issues, and I was always there to hear him speak. I was generally favourable towards his ideas, although still not an adept. Certain aspects of his philosophy were over the top; he and his wife had 13 or 14 children of various ages and some of his actions were too eccentric for my tastes.

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The Symbolic World vs. Fluid Ontology

As many have pointed out, today’s right wing movements are far from unified or ideologically coherent. The only thing that unites them is their unrelenting opposition to the Social Justice Progressive movement, who despite its internal inconsistencies, seems to have formed a stable structure, claiming numerous victories over the past century. When seeking to define the right

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A Brief History of Social Justice – by Curtis Yarvin

The following text is an excerpt from Curtis Yarvin’s Gray Mirror article titled ‘Persuasion and the Mensheviks’. The substack will soon be turned into a book, ‘The Gray Mirror of the Nihilist Prince’. In this particular chapter, Yarvin embarks on an inverted thought experiment. What if we were to compare our current year status quo with that of tsarist Russia?

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