I was not the only one to notice the irony in the situation:
@Nick_B_Steves: Then a known (lying, "no platform" lefty, asshole) enemy of #NRx [steveklabnik] notices #MM at #Strangeloop(The situation becomes even more moderately amusing when you realize that Moldbug's urbit co-founder, Thiel fellow John Burnham, comes from Massachusetts and has a surname that likely reflects Puritan ancestry.)
@kmaj_gpt: @Nick_B_Steves Is that a "crypto-calvinist" surname?
A cogent response:
vxxc2014 June 5, 2015 at 7:42 pm
Cheer up. Shaw, and absolutely porn won….and so did Emma Goldman.
Now I’m not that dense. I do look at results. Those are the results. Not high principles, the actual results.
You may be confusing those defending a society with those who’s born purpose is burning it to the ground. Shaw was a monster, a Fabian but also genocidal in his own slow way…his slow genocide bears fruit now. On this subject of Civilizational Genocide Emma Goldman needs no further introduction. Comstock however clumsily was trying to stamp out porn. Not Art. We now have absolutely nothing banned in Boston or anywhere else….and we are not richer in arts for all our smut. Someone trying to do the right thing can always be mocked, even apparently after the consequences of failure are all around us. However that needs no introduction either.
What apparently does need an introduction is what Moldbuggery and who Curtis Yarvin actually is….the answer here is to leave him to his own, and their own justice. He could have just as well given you something to fight for….but he very cleverly convinced so many that the fault was their own….and the fault of people named Comstock, as opposed to people named Goldman.
The net result of Moldbug is while a great many of Yarvin’s natural born enemies – by their choice not ours, by their sacred commands and not ours, indeed without even most of us even conceiving of it – the net result of Moldbug is a great many young men who have every reason to fight for their people and no reason to lay down and die are quite prepared to exactly lay down and die, supposing that the root of all this is the Puritans and not the Jacobins of 1789, Karl Marx and the Bolsheviks. You are all quite jaded for your age, and not ready even in mind or spirit for a trial.
I hope that wasn’t too rambling, but it’s not important. What’s important is who fights to live, who fights for their people, and who doesn’t. Yarvin in his own way is striving for his, by putting you off the scent.
You will not make it, and you will not die well.