Moldbug's lack of shamanism is killing him again; laser focused on the absurdly irrelevant point of whether Trump was really a President or not.
Provably the Cathedral would know he's ineffective too. I do get tired of the alleged right wing underestimating the enemies against whom they always fail utterly. Why would the Cathedral oppose a nothingburger so violently? Their hysteria confirms Trump was doing real damage.
The point of Trump was always to be an anima. He was a knowledge spirit whose purpose was to reveal the fakeness of Democracy in America, to explain the illegitimacy of the regime to the layman. In this he has succeeded beyond my wildest imagination.
Naturally his protest also conforms to this Plan.
"Hey guys, you know you can seize DC at any time?" The Cathedral is a nerd. Smart, but right-wing voters can huck them into a locker whenever they want. Voters. Many normies now know this at the level of personal experience. But, by withdrawing peacefully, Trump painted his apparent Soviet-style disappearance as entirely illegitimate.
Alternatively the [Capitol protest was an op] hypothesis looks plausible. Trump was snatched in the night some weeks ago and the Cathedral planned it all as a retroactive fig leaf.
From now on you're going to be able to killshot a normie whenever you want, like this: "They disappeared a president the instant he became a former president. America is a Soviet dictatorship." Don't pay any attention to what the normie says afterwards. You've already won the debate and he knows it. It's like this all the way down. E.g. it's was awfully kind of Twitter to reveal that an allegedly public microblogging platform outranks the President, wasn't it?
Even if it turns out Trump resurfaces, and it turns out he was merely taking prudent steps to dodge the secret service, there are myriad reserve killshots to choose from.
I would like to add an honourable mention for the Duck, who has comprehensively demonstrated that the 'whitepill' is Fascist delusion, falling under diagnostic #2 - inability to not act, blended with a little anti-intellectualism, because nobody in America can think anymore. To a Fascist, having no idea what you're doing is no excuse for inaction. And certainly not a reason to go looking for knowledge. For contrast, imagine Musk getting mad at spaceship 'blackpillers' lol. 'The thing is going up right now, morons.'
In nearly unrelated news, Moldbug contradicted himself yet again. I'm genuinely worried about dementia at this point. Can't keep track of which lies go where.
"Also, a woman was killed—executed, basically, in fact. She was committing a crime, and deserved it. Law and order matters."
Ah yes, law and order matters all of a sudden. Election law? Pfui. What election law? Cherry picking is a kind of virtue, right?
Nihilism is true and morality isn't real, but there's a very real thing very close by: the constant tension between the long term and the short term. Prudence dictates sacrificing the short term for the long term, because the long term is bigger. To sharpen the point even further, vae victus is about lionizing the short term over the long term.
"For example, let’s suppose (I am indebted for this analogy to some
Twitter wag, whom I can’t find now) the US Constitution worked like the
first-person shooter Halo."
It's Kantbot. You said the other day.
BTW the Bastille thing did not work, for exactly the same reasons Trump's presidency didn't work. It was also fake. The Bastille thing was a victory lap. Amusing, but unnecessary. Turns out, after you've already won, you can manufacture whatever optics you like.
"there is absolutely no difficulty in using any level of the American security forces against the barbarians—regardless of the ideology of said security forces"
This is also a misunderstanding. The armed forces are Fascist. They can be used against any counter-Fascist action. They will rebel against counter-Fascist orders.
You can tell they're Fascist because American hasn't already revoked democracy.
"The whole American right wing, from bowties to Nazis, are in the same position."
Moldbug forgot to include himself. Just a little lacuna there.
"This is extremely hard to explain."
It is much easier to explain if you know what's going on, and I can do so on command. It takes longer to untangle Moldbug's confusion than to build up from scratch. In short: 'What does it feel like to be so weak that mere words hurt you?'