There is a reason when I randomly encountered Mencius Moldbug the man seemed nervous and awkward. He was overweight and slightly sickly looking. Almost the epitome of a programmer who doesn’t get enough outside exercise.
There is a reason NRx is relegated to endless critique and circular thinking about problems on the back pages of Twitter and the internet.
There is a reason that BAP book was so successful and the Frogs lead the way. You sit at home sifting through critiques of Passivism whilst the Frogs are out there conquering reality. Vitalism is what men need, what they crave. Not Passivism or even “Dollar Store Reaction”.
This recent idea proposed by SuperLutheran struck such a chord of disgust within me it has prompted this article. In it I intend to offer readers of the American Sun a better alternative. A better understanding of the problems they will encounter and most importantly a better mental model to tackle them.
Collapse scenarios are thrown about so readily in our society it is difficult to sift through the noise. Indeed there are Collapse scenarios for every persuasion of political ideology out there. Leftie-Greens have their ecological collapse – Right-Greens have their ecological collapse (by hordes of the brown) and the Reactionary Alt-Right NRx have developed their own version of events.
Any assertion of conflict from the Reactionary (of any streak, WN to NRx) is however deeply flawed. It is the product of a myopia that only consuming Reactionary blogs and terrible news can bring about. Normal people aren’t really that concerned about what some Blue Cheka Journalist says on Twitter – or what some racebaiter says either. Bar a few fringe Anti-Fa groups the Left is overwhelmingly still anti-gun (see current legislative trends around the country) and any notion of marauding gangs is overblown. Blacks in Chicago have enough of each other to shoot on a daily basis over the battle of street turf to worry about. They aren’t getting roped in to become woke allies to go and systematically start killing whitey. In fact, a history of random black violence outbreaks in this country suggests they blow out quickly and usually make things worse for themselves – read about the Baltimore PD slowdown or get on your rooftop.
Similarly, if we take the more rabid leftist, the one willing to harness the power of woke capital – their calls for violence are toothless. The people who believe in some kind of Civil War think we can easily break into two opposing camps. They’ll point to Bosnia/Serbia maybe and be wrong: religion is not that powerful anymore. They’ll point to South Africa and be wrong: blacks are a true minority still and Mexicans hate them more than they dislike the whites they garden for. They’ll point to Brazil and be wrong: population explosion and lack of economic development. The truth is things are incredibly unlikely to accelerate like some believe. Instead they are going to get slowly shittier, faith in institutions will continue to erode, slightly more chaos will come into daily life. Even this is contingent upon largely economic disruption.
The indication is that things will continue to worsen – that leftward creep will grow. Yet the best way to combat that is not to subsume oneself to a Dollar Store mentality – spend some time in the towns where all they have is a Dollar General and you’ll see hopelessness. An acceptance of poverty not brought by some noble position but nothing. These people lack vitalism, they lack the fortitude of will to forge ahead, they are broken. It is no different to visiting an Indian Reservation, they pull each other back down in their mediocrity and decline.
No the better path is that of the Frog. The Frog can workout at home in his basement and be content, he can also crush weights at any gym and impose his will upon others. Importantly, he can glide through these situations. Sure he can focus his rage on the latest injustice and lies but he is content to smirk at the cat lady and walk on by. He is at home on a nice bed or on the hard floor – he does not require the need to force himself into a poverty mindset. These are the greatest men you encounter, those who simply glide through the PissWorld. It is a combination of stoicism and vitality of yearning to expand and feel the sun upon your back as you walk. Truly there is much a Frog can do – he is a master of both worlds, content in wearing charity shop clothing and as confident wearing a $1000 fitted suit. The Frog draws people to him, he brings them into his orbit, he is social to the extent he desires and has an extended gang.
If Collapse does come, it grants you not the position to be a serf (you may well be) but it opens space again. The GloboHomo justice system no longer functions as effectively so you can enforce standards of decency once more.
DollarStore reaction and SuperLutheran are the path of the individual trying to get by. Of the poor man without a wife in the soup kitchen. You find a wife willing to lie on the floor instead of a couch – that is great. I guarantee learning and building a couch will get you farther. The underlying essence of DollarStore reaction is meekness, there is no space for vitality with artificial restrictions. They must be meaningful – you must choose the cold shower not to save money on hot water or to accustom yourself to not having hot water but because you crave the increased blood rush through your veins and the sheer energy that pulsates through you when the ice water engulfs your CNS.
I could list actionable items but the truth is you must find them yourselves. SuperLutheran is right that we should be comfortable with less, but the mental model you adopt influences everything. There is a plethora of information on how to do these things, how to live cheaply. If you, reader, are not willing to extend your Internet time beyond blogs such as these to find out then you simply are trapped in the wrong mental model and any list posted here can’t free you.