EGI Notes

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Relevance for both the System and the "Movement."

We are all I am sure familiar with the story The Emperor's New Clothes, which describes a crucially important concept, pluralistic ignorance, as well as a form of free riding.

I believe that the majority of Whites are pathetic, useless, and worthless, masochists who revel in their own racial dispossession. But even so, that leaves a minority of Whites who know better, who have healthier instincts - millions of Whites who, if they only acted, if they only spoke out and organized with each other collectively, could wreck the System and push the currently useless mass in a productive direction.

Why don't they do so?  Two related problems: they behave like the people in the fairy tale - they know the Emperor is naked but are afraid to speak out; in some cases, they are not even sure if others are seeing the same things they are.

Let's take the second problem first, the fact that they are not sure that there are many others who share the same beliefs: pluralistic ignorance.  A given atomized White person may well be displeased with the System from a racially aware standpoint. But do others feel the same?  By "others" I do not mean random bloggers or lunatic Nutzis, but other Whites in that person's social circle, at school, at work.  Are all the other Whites who seem to be accepting the System, are they really happy?  Is it possible that only a tiny number of people think as does the White person we are considering?  Can he trust others to understand him if he spoke out, to agree with him, or will they be horrified, and "turn him in" for some "attitude adjustment" from the System's social pricing repression?  So, there may be, every day, numbers of interacting White people who are racially aware and think alike but are unaware that they share these beliefs, each uncertain whether the other is friend or foe. Thus, possibilities for collective action never come to fruition, as each of these millions of Whites who think alike are ignorant about the beliefs of the others, and this pluralistic ignorance of pro-White attitudes is a barrier to progress.

What about the other problem, the fear, the free riding problem? Maybe the person in question is not quite so ignorant as they may first appear.  Maybe he at least strongly suspects others share his beliefs. But he is afraid to speak out, afraid of being wrong about his assessment of the beliefs of the others (so pluralistic ignorance feeds into the fear factor), afraid of the consequences of speaking out, afraid of social pricing. Each person therefore does not want to be the first one to speak out, they want someone else to be the first, and since everyone is waiting for "someone else," all remain quiet and nothing happens.  Each person wants to be a "free rider" on the courage of someone else, they want to reap the benefits that they will all accrue if "someone breaks the ice" and gets the process going, but each person refuses to invest the effort and sacrifice to be that first one.

So, either people are ignorant as to whether others realize that the System "has no clothes" and/or they refuse to be the first one to speak out, and so the pluralistic ignorance and selfish free-riding cowardice prevents anything from being done.  Racially aware Whites, deeply unhappy with the System, may be interacting on a daily basis with other Whites who feel exactly the same, but they do not know it.  And the System's social pricing approach is designed to feed into this, to make each person afraid to be the first to speak out, and, by not hearing any similar beliefs, each person is, in addition, ignorant about just how widespread these beliefs actually are.

Solving this problem requires someone to be the first to realize others feel the same and to be the first to speak out. One benefit of "democratic multiculturalism" is that it "breaks the ice" of Whites speaking out, and does so in a manner (i.e., complaining about discrimination as part of working within the context of multiculturalism) that is safer, less threatening, and more socially acceptable than an immediate foray into hardcore racial nationalism.

Unfortunately, The Emperor Has No Clothes paradigm applies to the "movement" as well. I cannot believe that no one else has the same complaints about the "movement" as I do, yet they remain silent, because they are not sure how widespread this discontent is, or they are afraid. They may be afraid that if they violate the "movement's" fossilized memes that they will be ostracized. They may feel unsure of themselves, and they may fear offending "movement leaders," they fear committing the crime of lese majeste against certain august "movement" personages. I myself do not care about being popular or not; I speak my mind and hope others will join in once I say that "there are no clothes."

Indeed, blindly following dogma and worshipping leaders is not healthy and is not truly Western. People in the "movement" criticize (with justification) "Jewish intellectual movements" which are rigidly dogmatic and follow some "god-like" guru in a slavishly cult-like manner.  Well, I have a newsflash for them: that describes the "movement" as well, and, ironically, some of the same people who critique Jewish gurus are in danger of becoming gurus with cult followings themselves. This is unhealthy.  The "movement" and its "ugly sister" HBD are both small-scale mirror images of the System, with rigid dogma and taboos, "rock star" gurus who are beyond criticism, and all the other manifestations of a sterile and moldy closed thought system.  The emperor indeed has no clothes. Does anyone else notice?

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