There have been some positive trends lately which I’ve noticed. Skyaugusta has started working on the ‘Southern Reactionary’ concept, with a particular focus on the history and culture of the southern US.
Similarly, Neocolonial (whom I believe is in New Zealand) is working on applying general ideas from neoreaction (which derives from the practice of digging-up of old books and censored knowledge) to the particular political situation of rural and remote areas. [ED: He’s actually in Tasmania.]
Specialization and subsidiarity are the best ways to defuse needless competition and conflict. It also makes the political phenomenon more challenging for outsiders to grasp, because it occludes more of the connections where they might be any. Certain local or specialized applications of the same body of thought can also serve as better cover than operating under the ‘neoreactionary’ brand.
There are certainly some others which I’m missing. There’s a lively South Slavic contingent of both expatriates and natives over there, along with some Canadians in different regions, but they tend to speak in the similar Anglo-Universal mode that most of the rest of us do.
The phenomenon of the manosphere, which should be familiar to most of you, is a good demonstration of this. Pick up artists selling scripts for seducing women who hang around in bars is a saturated market that looks like a power law curve, with a few big names controlling the market, and then countless smaller ones trying and failing to replicate the success of the people at the top.
To be at all useful, these people have to differentiate what they do for people, specialize their knowledge, and pick an area which isn’t over-saturated with producers. This piece on specialization, SEO, and the manosphere by Thumotic, who occasionally comments and links to this blog, is a good primer.
The previous two grafs are basic Adam Smith, but most people who read the theory don’t understand how to apply it in life, so it bears some repeating.
Market control tends to have a power law distribution. When you see a mature market, unless you can find a critical flaw in the market leader that you can exploit and disrupt, you want to carve off a slice possessed by the market leader and make it belong to you and your team. Anything else, and you’re probably fighting over scraps with other professional scrappers.
This illustrates the importance of specialization, relevance, and localization. If you can differentiate what you’re writing about and doing from what others are doing, you become more useful to the community writ small and the community writ large. It’s a lot easier to get a grasp on a small area of knowledge or physical territory than it is to try to tackle the whole of everything.
Mitosis gets the job done. The more that people try to create an enormous, undifferentiated internet cult, the less functional that that cult becomes, and the more that people focus on power jostling over actually making any substantive progress in either understanding or application. This also makes it a whole lot simpler to form functional hierarchies. It’s pointless to try to stop the power jostling, because that’s what men do.