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Managerialism, Communism, and Fascism
why these socialist narratives thrive and what must be done to combat them
The ultimate outcome of the struggle will not be decided by arms, but by ideas. It is ideas that group men into fighting factions, that press the weapons into their hands, and that determine against whom and for whom the weapons shall be used. It is they alone, and not arms, that, in the last analysis, turn the scales. -Ludwig von Mises
Aspoints out in his latest article, globohomo is incredibly powerful. I argue that this power stems from their ability to control ideas by exploiting inherent weaknesses in human reasoning. This allows globohomo to enjoy consistent strategic victories at the expense of decent people with troubling regularity. Due to the efforts of people like Mike Benz we can see how certain aspects of this narrative warfare unfold in horrifying detail. Recognizing that populism poses the greatest, and perhaps only existential threat to continued globohomo dominance, populist narratives are suppressed with alacrity. This is done in plain view, often by those who swore an oath to protect the rights of Americans to express such ideas without interference from our federal government. As the Mexicans like to say, Constitution made of Paper, Blade made of Steel.
As much as I feel chagrined by what has become of America, I also recognize that this struggle has been ongoing since our founding. The struggle I refer to here can be characterized in many different ways with no one framing being inherently better at capturing the full complexity and nuance of the underlying reality than another. Some examples include the following:
Socialism versus Capitalism.
The Tech Singularity versus the Human Singularity.
Federalism versus Anti-Federalism.
Totalitarianism versus Liberalism.
Centralization versus Distributism.
Globohomo versus Populism.
What should be a dichotomy that is relatively simple to understand is made deliberately confusing with what can only be described by DARVO tactics employed by our enemies in the Schmittian divide that defines our social reality.1 Milton Friedman, the self proclaimed champion of free markets designs the income tax withholding system and supports the federal reserve system. Advocates for the centralization of power appropriate the moniker “Federalist” when selling their vision to an American people who rightly prefer radically decentralized political power. Totalitarian governments throughout the world claiming to be “Democratic.” The managerial class presiding over large multinational corporations that exist at the pleasure of the state imagine themselves champions of Capitalism.
The amalgam of Clueless and Sociopaths responsible for these gross distortions of reality succeed because we are not designed to contend with bullshit on such a grand scale. We are designed to detect it in small groups of hunter gatherers where such contemptible shit-birds were quietly murdered with the consent of the tribe for hundreds of generations. Since this is no longer an option, we need to find a new way to contend with this ancient threat to humanity before these parasites can fully consume their hosts. We have to discover a way to communicate the ideas of real freedom in such a manner that they can find purchase in the minds of men, even given our vast limitations and cognitive and spiritual weaknesses. We have to find a way to reject socialism, in spite of its seductive false promises.
Principle: An American Case Study
Given the tendency of reason to serve our motivations, focusing on the establishment of inviolable principles is a key manner by which this frailty can be constrained. While I’m sure there are other principles that are useful, I think the most critically important principle to ward against socialism’s siren song is the non-aggression principle (NAP). Unsurprisingly, this principle is misunderstood and maligned by those in service to globohomo, either through the nefarious intent of the sociopath, or the incompetence of the clueless. While there are many vectors of attack used by the enemies of liberty, I’ll focus on a common error seen in dissident right circles, and that is to force an arbitrarily narrow definition of what constitutes aggression on the principle. This straw man contends that the employment of violence or “aggression” will be necessary in any political contest. The non-aggression principle isn’t some manifestation of pacifism, however. As commonly explained, it warns that aggression against the innocent is never warranted/appropriate. It should take minimal reflection to realize that the nuance of who is and who is not innocent is where the grand nuance of the application of this principle resides.
If this broad conception of the NAP is rejected, then socialism is the inevitable result, for without the NAP, there is no private property.2 Indeed, a focus on property is the key element that separates classical liberalism, Americanism in the “anti-federalist” tradition, anarcho-capitalism etc. from the socialism that has plagued the world in the modern age whether justified by managerial “liberalism”, communism, or fascism. Under socialism there may be a notion of private property in some instances, but this is only and ever what Hans Hoppe astutely refers to as “fiat property”, or property insofar as the state agrees. Under this construction, even in the apparent “liberal” order of western managerialism, central planners everywhere and always have ultimate control over what the unenlightened often misconstrue as their property. Under central banking we can’t own our money. Under eminent domain and property taxes, we can’t own real estate. Under income taxes we can’t own our labor. In the wake of Jacobson v. Massachusetts, we don’t even retain full ownership of our own bodies. In their desire for power, America’s founders fell into this very trap.
Life, Liberty, and…
In writing the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson and his compatriots were no doubt influenced heavily by John Locke. If only they had kept his original admonition that nature endows man with the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and property. I’ve heard otherwise highly intelligent people laugh at the idea of placing property alongside life and liberty in importance, but this just goes to show how stupid smart people can be. I’ve read that it was Ben Franklin who encouraged the pivot to “Happiness” from Locke’s sage recognition of “property” for what we can see now for a bold step down the path of socialism for America. The inability of Jefferson and Franklin to commit to the fundamental, inalienable right to property is one of the reasons the managerial revolution was able to spread its cancer throughout the American homeland.
The substitution of the ideological lionization of the pursuit of happiness is retarded from the perspective of one hoping to promote true liberty, but is essential to serve a permanent and stable ruling elite via the degree of centralization that can only be funded by ubiquitous taxation of property.
Socialism and Power
Without socialism, the path to power becomes impossible to traverse for those plagued by the types of psychopathology discussed at length over on’s stack. It becomes a long and arduous road that can only be traveled by the worthy. Since so few are worthy, you will find no support for any true alternatives to socialism among the elite who gleefully serve the globohomo Borg that would see the world burn just to rule over the ashes. Many on the dissident right imagine they could harness this power, but the LOTR trilogy provides the spiritual guidance necessary to see where that path leads and why. We all see contemptible fucks running things and imagine how organized violence can be used to stop them. The fact of the matter is though, the types of people that truly excel at inflaming the passions of the masses to generate conflict and profit in the process are these very same contemptible fucks. This is probably why the only way most people can even conceive of large scale political conflicts is as between various factions justifying themselves via the epistemically fallacious lies of socialism.
Globohomo Can’t Survive Without Socialism
There is a reason the enemy has to control the schools and the internet to have any chance of maintaining their malign grip on humanity. It is because the truth is simple enough that absent pre-loaded propaganda, the average human mind can easily see the folly of initiating force to get your way. We instinctively look at a fight and want to know who started it if only to root against the bastard. We face an enemy who is cunning in the arts of demoralization, provocation, and humiliation of opponents both current and prospective. Under the fear, uncertainty, and doubt of manufactured crises, our ruthless enemy is neigh invincible. We must learn not to fear if we’re to have any hope of victory. Our ability to communicate effectively in the face of screeching retards with horrific physiognomy begging to be punched in the mouth is equally essential. Since there are political bodies where defeating socialism has a very low probability of success, populist strategies counteracting the centralization of political power is a critical adjunct, but the NAP can’t be forgotten. It is the shining beacon of truth in the dark. It is the conceptual antidote to the intellectual disease that is socialism. It is this disease that enables the globohomo parasite to flourish in fatuous ecstasy. If we’re to deny these monsters their limitless buffet, we cannot allow socialism any quarter. It is the weapon of the enemy, and the enemy is the only entity it will ever serve.
It doesn’t matter if some people like to think of themselves as “apolitical.” Everyone everywhere is on balance serving one these two oppositional worldviews.
A friend of mine provided the feedback that the NAP isn’t about property directly and that “the central tenet of socialism is authority over property. [The] American republic proclaimed authority of individuals. Tyrants, psychopaths, and the enemy who wants to be God hates that. The principle isn't NAP, but right out if Genesis. God created us in his image and gave us free will, that is sovereignty over ourselves and our impact on the world.” I agree with this in spirit, but also believe that violations of the NAP are inevitable under socialism precisely because of its illegitimate claim to authority over property that is incompatible with natural law. This assumption of illegitimate authority will predictably and necessarily result in the violation of the NAP as property rights are systematically misconstrued facilitating rampant “aggression against the innocent” in the name of some “greater good.” Put another way I see natural law as a package deal where free will and individual authority over property is inextricably bound to the NAP.