The Gaslighting Greg Show.
First, a short take: Trump utterly humiliated in the mid-term elections, Roissy softly weeps, and the God Emperor has feet of clay…and a belly of lard. And I’d like folks like Johnson, McCulloch et al. to explain how their “metapolitical education” has been succeeding, and will be successful, when so many Whites currently vote against their interests that even a Negro-loving and Jew-loving civic nationalist cuck like Trump gets “repudiated” as a “fascist racist” in midterm elections by a coalition of highly educated White professionals, White women of all educational levels, and non-Whites?
Remember the quota queens in 2016: Trump is the last chance for White America, he’s an American Caesar preserving White demographics, etc., etc., etc. Who was telling you from the beginning that Trump was a fat, lazy, witless, moronic, vulgar, ignorant buffoon?
Long take: Greg Johnson is possibly the most self-non-aware person in human history. Emphasis added:
In the short run, we need an internet Bill of Rights to protect dissidents from censorship and deplatforming. Beyond that, we need an across-the-board ban on politically-correct terms of service and employment, so we are free to dissent without threatening our livelihoods and social capital. If we can get such legislation in place, I am confident that we can win, and sooner rather than later.
Freedom of speech is a value because we are all fallible and vulnerable. Fallibility means that we can make mistakes. We can have false or inadequate pictures of the world which can be improved upon. Vulnerability simply means that unforeseeable contingencies can upset our best laid plans. To overcome mistakes and misfortunes, we first need to know about them. That means that we need the freedom to be the bearers of bad news. We need freedom of speech, because it makes genuine intellectual and social progress possible.
Unfortunately, not in Der Movement. There, the quota queens squelch any free speech that threatens the queens’ sinecures.
A society that lacks the ability to change lacks the ability to preserve itself. But a society can’t change if it lacks the ability to communicate bad news to its leaders. This is why we should want to protect freedom of speech, even when we are the ones in power.
That coming from someone who constantly “bans” critics from commenting on his blog.
First, some people think they already have the truth. This truth is, moreover, absolute: it is complete and not subject to revision. Any contrary position is, therefore, a falsehood. This is why religions in the Abrahamic tradition — including Marxism — have opposed freedom of speech. They claim to be absolutely true. Therefore, all other religions are false — or, at best, semblances of the truth — and must be suppressed.
And criticisms of “movement” dogma and “movement” failure must also be suppressed. Ban, ban, ban! Moderate, moderate, censor!
Second, people with a vested interest in a given political and economic system don’t like criticism because it threatens their power and peace of mind.
Just like “movement leaders” have a “vested interest” in preserving that system as well, right Greg?
We all make mistakes. We all suffer misfortunes. But only some of us are destroyed by them. Others learn from them and overcome them. But, again, the first step to overcoming a problem is knowing that one has it.
Earth to Greg: Look in the mirror.
Narcissism is a problem, though, when one puts preserving a positive self-image ahead of positive self-actualization.
And preserving your tin cup income.
Everyone makes mistakes.
Some more than others.
The path to self-actualization requires that we acknowledge our mistakes, take responsibility for them, learn what we can from them, and then rise above them.
Greg, do you actually read the things you write? For godssakes every time someone leaves a comment on your blog that irritates you, or is mildly critical of you, they get the “this is your last comment here” treatment. Is it possible for anyone to be so overtly non-self-aware, or are you just “trolling” us?
The narcissist, however, seeks to preserve his positive self-image at all costs. So when confronted with his mistakes, he denies them and doubles down on them.
Yes, after all….the Hermansson and Lewis infiltrations “didn’t do any real damage,” right? Being wrong about Donald Trump, wrong about the Alt Right….let’s ignore or double down, right? Blaming the failures of WN 2.0 on WN 1.0 – that’s not “doubling down” or “blaming others,” right?
Or he blames others for his mistakes.
It’s…WN 1.0. Or…the “crazy and bitter” Ted Sallis. The dastardly Richard Spencer (who behaves in the same manner, by the way) is always an easy target.
Or he goes on the attack, particularly against the bearer of bad news. Anything, really, to avoid taking responsibility and acknowledging that he might have some room to learn and grow.
This is exactly what Johnson did to critics of his behavior on Hermansson and Lewis, as well as critics of he and the Alt Right/WN 2.0. At this point, this has to be a “troll” job; Greg is laughing at us. I simply cannot believe an intelligent and educated person on the Right can be so painfully non-self-aware. This level of pathology simply isn’t possible.
Narcissists may be highly attractive people.
They may have enormous potential.
Unfortunately, they think they are perfect just the way they are, and such complacency is deadly to personal growth. So as time passes, you will notice that narcissists seldom actualize their potential. Instead, they come off as dilettantes with a smooth patter. Older narcissists also seem increasingly puerile when compared to their contemporaries.
Oh, yes, indeed.
Narcissists also have difficulty maintaining friendships.
Hmmm…can we name one prominent “movement” “leader” who has the reputation of eventually alienating, and feuding with, almost everyone they know? Maybe Counter-Currents has the answer to that one.
Friends tell you what you need to hear — even if it is painful.
For example – that the Hermansson infiltration reelected horrific judgment and also was a direct result of Der Movement’s obsessive Nordicism. Even Hermansson openly admits that Steadman opened the door wide because of racialist fetishization of Scandinavian heritage. Don’t you dare write that on Counter-Currents comments though. Time to get banned!
Flatterers tell you what you want to hear. Friends aid self-actualization because they will tell you bad news. Flatterers encourage complacency because they only tell you how wonderful you are. Friends threaten a narcissist’s positive self-image, whereas flatterers reinforce it.
Anyone you know who fits those descriptions, Greg? Do you happen to know any “movement leader” who “bans” people who (mildly) criticize them and their “movement,” even if the person is someone who was a writer for that “leader’s” blog?
Obviously it is disastrous to put narcissists into positions of power, because they end up making important decisions based on false or incomplete information fed to them by flatterers. It is no way to run a society.
Or run a “movement.”