Tag Archives: Mencius Moldbug

Democracy & Politics

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Say the word democracy.  Notice how good it sounds.  Everything democratic is good.  A democratic meeting, a democratic policy, a democratic giraffe… if the adjective fits the noun at all, anything you paint with it comes out shiny and bright. Now say the word politics.  Notice how bad … Continue reading

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USG: A Version History

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Here’s a fun game: imagine the United States government is software. What would its version history look like? Inspired by Moldbug, Fabrizio and I were kicking the idea around and here’s what we came up with: 1776: … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: The Irreconcilables

Blowhard, Esq. writes: There can be no more formidable symptom of our time, and none more menacing to popular government, than the growth of Irreconcilable bodies within the mass of the population. Church and State are alike convulsed by them; but, … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: Moldbug, er Boldmug, is Back

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Thanks to Callowman for alerting me to this. Lots and lots to chew on here, here’s just one (very lengthy, but hey, it’s Moldbug we’re talking about) example: …do you see the actual organizational structure of Washington, DC … Continue reading

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The UR Syllabus of Shitlordery

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Browsing my Facebook feed the past few days, I’ve been astonished at the amount of hysterical, sloppy thinking I’ve seen from many of my otherwise smart friends. How you can see a (likely gay) Muslim man shoot up … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Fake hate crime du jour. Good to see that someone’s keeping track. In a world of Trumpism vs. Clintonism, which will be the party of the 1%? Charles Koch prefers Hillary to any of the Repubs. Will … Continue reading

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Book Notes: Catching Up with Moldbug

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Whenever the topic of Moldbug came up in online discussion, I would confess to friends that I was never able to make it through an entire post. Too long-winded, too arch, too many references that admittedly went right … Continue reading

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Response to Paleo

Fenster writes: Paleo just wrote:  . . . I’m left wondering how much the arrival of so many engineer-scientist types on the public-discussion scene has driven the growth of the Dark Enlightenment / HBD / Game / Reactionary part of the … Continue reading

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Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Unleash the Beef shares the eulogy from his father’s funeral. It could almost serve as a eulogy for traditional American manhood. Related. Bring back the ’70s-style sex film! This strikes me as one of the great … Continue reading

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Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I’ve been pretty amazed at how quick many people have been to make excuses for the surviving Jonas Brothers bomber. Okay, I get it — he’s cute, he has cool hair, and if Obama had a son … Continue reading

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