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Long time readers of this blog know that I am a critic of the accelerationist “worse is better” school of White nationalist revolutionary theory, which asserts that it is a good idea to make things as bad for Whites as possible as quickly as possible, so as to stimulate a pro-White revolutionary response, and bypass the “slow boiling of the frog” phenomenon.
Looking at it from a purely theoretical way, the approach would seem to make sense. I do not reject it out of hand, but have two major objections – one more general and one more specific to current conditions (here I refer to the “a Biden victory would be best”)..
The general objection is based on White behavior and the seemingly unlimited capacity for Whites to accept abuse and humiliation and to accept the practical consequences of their complete dispossession and descent into subaltern “untouchable” status.
The accelerationists would argue that (a) things haven’t gotten bad enough yet and/or (b) it is happening too slowly, akin to “boiling the frog slowly.” My response to the first point (a) is that it presupposes some threshold beyond which a response is going to occur. Now, if everything that has happened so far hasn’t yet reached the threshold one wonders what that threshold would be. For accelerationism to work, the threshold needs to be reached BEFORE the situation gets so bad that it is irreversible and nothing can effectively been done about it. If the threshold is reached only after Whites are irreversibly on the road to extinction and/or in an irreversibly subaltern low caste position with no chance of freeing themselves, then that strategy is a failure. Whites are unlike EVERY other people on the face of the Earth – ANY other group would have reacted by now. And before the HBD-Nordicists start their song-and-dance, it is not clear that Southern and Eastern Europeans (even if they are more hostile to non-Whites than are Northwest Europeans) are demonstrating any useful response to current dispossession trends. Putting those details of intra-White details aside (other than to state that if the HBD-Nordicists really believe their shtick, they should want Southern and Eastern Europeans to lead the White resistance), in the absence of a reasonable threshold for a White response, “worse is better” translates into “worse is worse” and simply accelerates White decline and makes the irreversible racial doom occur more quickly.
As far as the second point (b) – are things really happening slowly now? Look at what has been happening over the last several months, particularly in America. That’s rapid. How about the recent migrant crisis in Europe? Rotherham? If you are then going to argue that the “slow boiling” has already acclimated Whites to these more rapid changes and to these more immediate horrific revelations, then this goes back to the threshold argument above. If the “slow boiling” that has already occurred has already moved the reaction set point to an unreasonably high level, then “worse is better” is an approach doomed to fail. Or, perhaps, it is just too late for that; maybe “worse is better” would have worked decades ago. Regardless, accelerationism is a strategy with serious problems.
To summarize, there is seemingly no limit to the abuse Whites are willing to accept, no clear idea of a threshold for response that would be within the limits of being able to reverse White decline, and no evidence that even rapid changes in White fortunes can trigger a response. There is as of now zero empirical evidence that accelerationism can work, and recent events constitute data points against that approach. If the accelerationists claim that “we are getting close” then we shall see, since it seems like things will get worse regardless of what pro-White activists do. At some point however, after decades of “worse is better” not showing any White response, the theory is in need of revision.
The more specific objection I have with respect to current events is that Der Movement is completely unprepared for the consequences of a Trump loss and a Biden Presidency (and the possibility of a Democrat control of all levers of government). Unfortunately. Der Movement essentially is (American) pro-White activism today, as there is no established alternative. If there was a New Movement ready to rise from the ashes of the Old, that would be one thing. But the Quota Queen grifters, who care about themselves and nor for the race, hold onto the Old Movement that ensures their status and their incomes (the latter of which may be doomed, eventually, in any case) and they oppose any change that would dethrone them from their lucrative “leadership” positions. The rank-and-file wholeheartedly support the “movement’s” strict ethnic affirmative action program, so new leadership cannot emerge, since pro-Whites of “acceptable” ethnic backgrounds apparently support the status quo of the Old Movement. So, we are currently left with the Old Movement, and that “movement” is woefully unprepared for the likely dark days ahead. In that case, it is better to “kick the can” down the road to 2024 and buy more time.
Now, I doubt that four years will make much of a difference – no doubt Der Movement would waste those four the same as the last four. But a 99% chance of failure is better than a 100% chance of failure, and one can only hope that something can change in the “movement” over the next four years. True, there really isn’t anything we can do about the electoral outcome, but at least Der Movement should be realistic about what the better outcome is, and plan accordingly (yes, I know, putting “Der Movement” and “plan” together in the same sentence is an oxymoron). And, yes, Trump is a monster, and, yes, his government persecutes pro-Whites, but the situation is not as bad as it could be under full-blown SJW hysteria. Given everything, the best option for Der Movement is a Trump victory and to be given another chance to do the right thing over the next four years, to prepare for 2024. They won’t do it, but is there an alternative? As I said, a slight chance of success, no matter how small, is better than no chance. By analogy, the probability of winning the lottery after buying a ticket is infinitesimally small, but if you do not buy the ticket, the probability is zero. Only by buying the ticket do you establish the possibility of winning; likewise, only by buying time do we generate the (albeit tiny) possibility of improvement and success.
Going back to the original problem – if “worse is better” does not really work, then what can? If revolutions are made by minorities, with the masses passive or going along with the dominant force, then we need to identify and organize and mobilize that minority fraction of Whites health enough to already be activated (no more “worse” necessary) and to provide the leadership for Whites as conditions worsen. That is not incompatible with what I wrote above. Leaving Whites on their own, “worse is better” translates into “worse is worse.” Accelerationism is an unproven approach, likely a failure. However, coupling a revolutionary vanguard cadre with the gradual continuous degeneration of the White position, with proper (non-Quota Queen) leadership – that’s the option. Hoping that some sort of rapid “worse is better” scenario will magically do all the hard work for us is a pipedream. We need to do the hard work ourselves. If “worse” is going to occur regardless, then we do not want it to go so fast that if becomes irreversibly bad before action can be effectively taken. If there is a strategy put in place, then you would want to slow down the decline so as to give time to enact the strategy before things are too late. Further, given Suvorov’s Law of history, successful revolutions occur more often when repression is relaxed than when it worsens. Indeed, the more Whites cater to Coloreds and the Left, the more militant Colored and the Left become. There is food for thought there. Maybe “better is better” should replace rather than “worse is better.” A completely shocked, helpless, and despairing White population is not going to be the best human material for “White revolution.” Salter’s Democratic Multiculturalism is likely a better strategy than Type I “twigs and branches” huffing and puffing about “worse is better” accelerationism.
Is this where the hobbit hole is?
No kidding, Ricardo:
…I wonder whether he is pushing too far the argument that Sweden today is “on the extreme end of individualism” based primarily on the criteria that this nation has exhibited, and continues to exhibit, “the most individualist family patterns in all of Europe”. I wonder whether Sweden can be classified as an individualist society given the extremely conformist culture it has engendered. We call Nordics “radical liberals” but they are not liberals anymore, since very little independent thinking and dissent is permitted against politically correct values enforced by the state without dialogue…Sweden however is striving for egalitarian conformity and uniformity of thought.
What Duchesne does not quite understand is that HBD is not science. It is religion. Nordicism is a religion as well. The combination – HBD-Nordicism – is therefore “religion squared.” Religious belief is immune to facts.
Good to see that someone else noticed the same thing about the novel Tau Zero:
Ingrid Lindgren, the second officer of the Brussard ramjet Leonora Christine, spends her time solving relationship problems by sleeping with depressed male crewmen.
Indeed, Lindgren is essentially a whore, who uses her body to do her job on the ship – keeping order by having sex with any male whose behavior threatens the mission, particularly men with very important roles for the mission and who are “stressed” and/or “depressed.” And she is open about it, no shame, giving herself sexually to such men as casually as someone may hand a street beggar a dollar bill.
Now, feminists no doubt be displeased with the author about this, but I see it as typical female behavior. The “second officer” position for a woman – what are they going to do? What other “skills” are there? Just put a relatively young and attractive woman in the position and sit back and watch her utilize her only “marketable” skill, her only “useful” ability.
Amusingly, in the same book, there is a Chinatrix on the ship, described as looking “boyish” in body (at least when clothed), and who sleeps with White men. So, I got to tell you, at least insofar as human racial physical phenotypes go, and as far as human behavior goes, Tau Zero is right on the money.