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About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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3 Responses to Linkage

  1. JV says:

    It’s pretty amazing how influential Mencius turned out to be, and for the fact that you pretty much got him blogging. I remember his commenting on 2Blowhards and that specific first post of his. I think he’s full of shit, personally, ha, but he’s interesting as a phenomenon.


  2. Fenster says:

    Sailer, Paglia, Reed, Milius . . . .

    An interesting assortment. One thing they seem to have loosely in common is a sense of . . . what? . . . the tragic? Hard realism?

    Since we are built to make meaning, we have a tendency to invest complex and uncertain events with all kinds of unearned privilege–heroic, moral, black-and-white, right-and-wrong. That’s who we are, and it beats staring into the void 24/7.

    Still, it’s nice to be reminded sometimes that a void there is, and not everything is able to be boiled down to platitudes. It’s like how Sailer has written so well about how counter-intuitive it is for people to accept marginal thinking, preferring the comfort of an everlasting solution that is Good for All and All TIme. And in Milius’s disdain for the three act convention. And in Reed’s bracing assertions about the need to deal with cognitive differences.

    As for Moldbug, I reluctantly acknowledge that he is to some extent cut from the same cloth, and respect that he got his start at 2Blowhards. Still, Moldbug is better on tap than on top and if his revolution happens you will be held partly responsible.


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