In the distant and ancient era we now call the “mid-2000s,” there arose a phenomenon we now call New Atheism. New Atheism was militant; its adherents not only rejected religion, but actively sought to expurgate it from society, usually by haranguing the religious online. The idea was for humanity to reject all irrationality, delusion, and superstition and bring about an era of enlightenment and progress through reason and evidence. (more…)
January 12, 2023 Nicholas R. Jeelvy 16 comments
The Eternal Fedora
August 2, 2022 Aquilonius 12 comments
Yarvin the (((Elf)))
As most of us are probably aware by now, Curtis Yarvin has dropped an article titled “You Can Only Lose the Culture War.” Some have gone so far as to call this “Yarvin’s bomb” — quite the bomb drop, indeed, which has kicked the hornet’s nest of the Dissident Right.
The article’s gist is as follows: America is divided, roughly speaking, into hobbits and elves. (more…)
If you’re a regular in Dissident Right circles, you’ll probably have heard of Curtis Yarvin, also known as Mencius Moldbug, and his idea of the Cathedral as the decentralized system of control which rules the West today. The basic idea is that the media, academia, Hollywood, and that part of the United States government which Moldbug calls “the Blue government” form a decentralized and leaderless network which is the source of all — or most — of our woes. You can find a good summation of the concept here. (more…)
September 15, 2021 Nicholas R. Jeelvy 12 comments
If You’re So Trad, Why Don’t You Move to Afghanistan?
Soon after the fall of Kabul, I witnessed an online exchange between a conservative and libertarian. The conservative commented that America had been weakened by her liberal stance towards degeneracy, whereas the Taliban were hardy, traditional men whose strength emanated precisely from their traditional approach to social matters. (more…)
September 13, 2021 Travis LeBlanc 28 comments
When Tucker Met Moldbug
Last Wednesday, Curtis Yarvin, aka Mencius Moldbug, the father of the Neoreaction (NRx) movement, did a 75-minute interview with Tucker Carlson, the most popular cable TV news host in America. To be clear, this interview did not occur on Tucker’s nightly show but rather his online show, Tucker Carlson Today, which appears behind FOX’s paywall. You can watch it here. (more…)
July 14, 2021 Margot Metroland 4 comments
Wendy Anderson’s Rebirthing a Nation
Wendy K. Z. Anderson
Rebirthing a Nation: White Women, Identity Politics, and the Internet
Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2021
This is a book that the author conceived back in 2005 on a cute but shaky premise. A young academic in “Communications Studies,” Wendy K. Z. Anderson proposed that there was a cadre of tech-savvy White Nationalist women out there, and they were using their insidious HTML skills to ensnare and influence other women. (more…)
January 21, 2021 Nicholas R. Jeelvy 51 comments
Rock Bottom Blackpills
So, in fact, this is not a humiliating defeat at all, but a rare species of victory.
— Cato the Younger, blackpiller.
In this amazing modern world that we’ve built for ourselves, the shower is the only place we’re not surrounded by electronics, at least for now. (more…)
He sat alone on a giant throne
Pretending he’s the king.
A little tyke who’s rather like
A puppet on a string.
— “The Phoney King of England”
Long before anyone thought to call him a neoreactionary, mostly because he himself said it’d be the term a Harvard progressive would use to describe him, Mencius Moldbug called himself a formalist. (more…)
Mark Sedgwick, ed.
Key Thinkers of the Radical Right: Behind the New Threat to Liberal Democracy
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019
Mark Sedgwick is an English scholar of Western Esotericism and Islam. He is Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark. (more…)
August 26, 2016 Bain Dewitt 7 comments
The Fire Rises
Many moons ago when Neoreaction was a fighting and fit force in the Twitterati, I would continually criticise NRx’ers for refusing to accept or espouse nationalism — and specifically White Nationalism — as the endpoint and practical upshot of their ideas. (more…)
March 17, 2015 Claus Brinker 29 comments
Anissimov’s Critique of Democracy
A Critique of Democracy: A Guide for Neoreactionaries
Zenit Books, 2015
Neoreaction is a philosophical movement, which emerged from social media in the past few years, seemingly in response to the hordes of social justice warriors that haunt the realms of message boards, blogs, and Twitter. (more…)
December 9, 2013 Matt Parrott 68 comments
The “Dark Enlightenment” is New Right Lite™
The mainstream blogosphere is beginning to awaken to the sinister threat of the “Neo-Reactionary” movement. One recent blog post among several dedicated to exposing these Neo-Reactionary villains warns its readers about “The Dark Enlightenment: The Creepy Internet Movement You’d Better Take Seriously“!
Wake up, liberals! A new bogeyman is threatening our hegemony . . . (more…)