Michael Anton and Curtis Yarvin are sort of the polar opposites of the intellectual world that opposes the Woke establishment. If you are interested in what the intellectuals think about our current mess these two men will sort of cover the territory and listening to them disagree about what it means and where it is going might clarify your own thinking. But if you don’t like that sort of thing don’t touch it. I think it’s about two hours long and I’ve only gotten through the first thirty minutes.
My sentiments are with Anton’s point of view. But Yarvin’s cynicism and pessimism is something that I hesitate to ignore. I read his substack and it by turns, angers, depresses and sometimes makes me think. Yarvin is a renegade elitist. But he is at least honest about it. But so is Anton in the sense that he is an academic and a government apparatchik. But Anton’s sympathies are with us. Yarvin doesn’t really have any sympathies. Mostly he is full of scorn. I’m going to watch the whole thing and then I might write a post about it.