I’m not sure what I’m going to do with this blog. There are already enough people in the neoreactionary community who are writing and tweeting about current events, so I’d rather avoid chewing up my free time duplicating the efforts of other writers. Instead, I’d like to write book reviews, longer researched posts, and eventually a series of books.
Performing research — even secondary research — takes over 10x as long as writing off the cuff, but I’d rather do more of the former, because casual patter and theorizing is already better-covered by more qualified people than me.
However, this blog will not be operating on the assumption that increasing the knowledge of the readership will magically halt the degenerative ratchet. We don’t put much truck in the elevating powers of education ’round these parts. There’s no halting the doom of the West. No combination of books, Youtube videos, blog posts, or sarcastic tweets will, by themselves, make exit — and the possibility of glorious rebirth — possible.
What will make that possible is the cohering of communities off of the internet capable of fending for themselves in the troubled times to come. Escaping doom is the end, and writing is only one of the means towards achieving it.
I hope that my work will be useful to you & those you care about.
I envision the distributed community as being something like the “phyles” in The Diamond Age. Swear to a small set of base principles, to defend and assist each other.
Also, it seems to me that a major lack in modernism is no initiatory experiences for youth (or anyone). I wouldn’t presume to prescribe a standard “Neoreactionary Initiation” at this point, but it’s an idea whose time will come.
“A True Initiation never ends.”