Thriving in the Era of the Woke Revolt

Several voices on the Right have raised the analogy of what is going on in the West and in America particularly as akin to how the European civilization in the Iberian Peninsula (current day Spain and Portugal) had to survive the Moorish conquest and then reconquer their homeland back.  Now the fact that the Moors occupied it for almost eight hundred years (711 A.D. to 1492 A.D.) does put a bit of a damper on the party if you try to draw too strict a comparison between the two things.  I don’t think anyone would want to hear that twenty-five generations of Americans would have to endure being lectured on how many genders there are and which pronouns you are allowed to use for the man in the sundress.  Far from it.  I have no doubt that the insanity that is currently taking place will bring about its own correction.  The levels of insanity on display will complete the polarization of our population into the sane and the insane.

But what is true is that there will be large areas where the insane will run things.  Look at Seattle and Portland as examples of what it looks like when the lunatics get control of the asylum.  And those are just the most egregious examples.  Most of the large urban centers in this country have devolved into a hostage standoff where the urban poor and their woke co-conspirators are in constant negotiation for whatever ransom they can extort against the lives and livelihood of the middle class who are trying to exist in the constantly deteriorating conditions of these cities.

That will go on for a very long time.  The good news is that you don’t have to be a part of that.  In the future you will learn to navigate around the crazy people and the places they rule.  And that includes the companies they run.  Sometimes that means you will avoid working for or with the truly insane.  Maybe instead of working for Google you will find an IT department that’s more interested in your skills than your politics.  Or maybe you will decide to work in the “belly of the beast” anyway despite the oppressive environment and survive by living clandestinely.  Either way you will hone your skills as an inhabitant of the checkerboard landscape that is present day America.

The first thing to do is stop denying that it exists.  No one is going to snap his fingers and bring us back to fifty or a hundred years ago.  The crazies and the elites have struck a bargain and the crazies were given ownership of the schools, colleges, churches, courts and the HR departments of all the major corporations.  In exchange, the elites were allowed to offshore all their industries and import enough cheap labor to take care of whatever jobs were left.

Once you acknowledge where we currently are, you can begin to adapt to your environment and then thrive in it.  Situational awareness is very important.  Never play to their strengths.  Unless you have an armed bodyguard of special forces men you probably shouldn’t show up at an antifa rally in Portland, Oregon and declare your political beliefs.  If you want to start a fraternal society then make it a religious society that has protected status that can’t be shanghaied by social justice warriors and turned into the next Boy Scouts.  But be sure not to do it in a blue state.  In those areas everything will have to be on a clandestine personal basis.  And a personal basis is the best way to live your personal life anyway.  Know your friends and spend your time with them.  And it doesn’t even have to be your next-door neighbors.  You can make friends on-line and enjoy that experience too.  A shared point of view makes a good basis for association.  Nowadays free association only exists on a personal basis but you can make that work very well for many of the interactions you can choose to have.  This website is a perfect example of free association.  It’s very unlikely that Leftists would want to spend much time here since they’re not interested in the things I like and disagree with more or less 100% of what I believe.  Whereas people who hold similar beliefs with me will feel as though they belong here.  By congregating here we get to spend time with like minded individuals and also pass information back and forth.  Some of it is trivial like a book or a movie that’s interesting.  But maybe one day you hear about a job opportunity or a place to live or a politician that’s helping our side.

And then there are business opportunities.  Think about it.  Opportunities abound to provide cultural and entertainment choices that currently don’t exist for normal people.  A world that’s growing tired of woke comedies that aren’t funny and strident feminist superheroes that aren’t exciting might be a good market for someone repackaging (or curating as the hipsters now say) old books and movies for young and old alike.  Vox Day is doing that with his book and comic book publishing business.  And several other writers are separating themselves from the hyper-liberal publishing companies and producing normal reading material.  And with the technology changes happening in video it might even be possible for movies to be produced outside of the Hollywood studio system.  With on-line businesses becoming so dominant a network of right-wing people might open up business niches that are currently going unfulfilled.

So what have I been trying to say?  Basically I’m saying we’re living in a complicated world that has some very dangerous and dysfunctional areas and people in it that will be there for the foreseeable future but that with the right strategy they can be effectively bypassed to allow you and your friends to live your lives the way you want.  That’s pretty good news.

Long live the Reconquista!