The last few weeks were rough for the Reactosphere at large, and especially so for those who call themselves ‘NeoReactionaries’ a term that is still hard to define and really encapsulate, although some have made valiant efforts.
For those unaware, Bryce Laliberte, the blogger behind AnarchoPapist and Unterrorist has been wiped from the internet. All of his contributions to Social Matter and both of his blogs as well as his Twitter account have been deleted.
With a movement that has different areas of focus, you are bound to get drift. The different wheels of Spandrell’s Trike like to roll off on their own for extended periods and not participate in the congregation of a collective might. Social Matter, a product of the Hestia Society for Social Studies, is a more-than-worthy rallying point for the radical right. By contrast, Theden isn’t really tended to enough and focuses too much on mere populist concerns to be a centerpiece. In fact, I think Theden is really the Ethno-Nationalist equivalent of the Orthosphere, in terms of its centrality. Through promotion, Social Matter should get pushed to the fore. It has some great minds behind its columnist bloc and they cover a huge range of diverse topics. The opportunity for guest article contributions is also a stroke of brilliance. Not only should the website and relevant articles be promoted in discussions with fringe and even negligent central characters within the Reactosphere, but it should also be promoted in popular Conservative media as well. One simple comment can draw in readers like fish to bait. Reaction’s primary goal remains to get our ideas out there and show people there is an alternative to the false Liberal/Conservative paradigm.
2. Solving the problem of entryists
One of the big undercurrents within NeoReaction in the months leading up to Bryce’s disappearance was a growing fear of ‘entryists’, that is people who would wittingly or unwittingly use the NeoReactionary label and dilute it. From my analysis, it seems that any entryism you have to be worried about is actually very obvious, and typically comes from a small cadre of Conservatives and Libertarians who dislike authoritarianism, and a much larger contingent of white supremacists of the StormFront variety, unhappy about the rise of Reactionary thought and its intrusion on what they see as ‘their turf’. In some ways, this actually isn’t so much about people who don’t think that NeoReaction discusses HBD enough, but rather people who are angry that NeoReaction discusses it at all, providing an intellectual rather than bar-talk environment for honest discussions on race. To combat this entryism which has as its planned goal: destroying the Reactosphere entirely, there needs to be a crackdown on such people having a voice on this part of the internet. And yes, if you are a troll on Twitter, it doesn’t matter if you have a blog with intellectual material. You still deserve to get your ass kicked. I need not name #names, but let’s say they are linked with this MPC garbage. If people cannot have an intellectual discussion, there is no reason to engage with them, and there’s no reason to keep their clutter in any comment sections. Don’t link to them, don’t give them oxygen.
3. Solving the problem of enemies
In some corners of the Reactosphere, people are not very good at moderating their own comment sections at times, and discussions can be hijacked not only by trolls, but also people with an ideological axe to grind. Take this guy ‘Corvinus’ who now lurks at Jim’s Blog. This cretin was banned from Social Matter because he’s a Conservative with an Enlightenment fetish, and enjoys misquoting people directly and besmirching their names with baseless, wild implications. Example, if you say that fighting Modernists is a form of just war, you are somehow wanting to cave in the skulls of infants. Let’s just call this what it is, Leftism. It is not useful commentary, it’s deranged bravado from people who have only come to the sphere to make a noise and protest because they couldn’t get any recognition in the political circles they used to swim in. These are the ones who don’t even pretend to be Reactionaries or even curious, they are just showing up to kick over the pieces on the chessboard like a flock of pigeons. The ‘Grey Enlightenment’ is one such example of sophisticated moronics leeching off another more popular movement for dedicated readers.