I’m a non-paying reader of Curtis Yarvin’s substack page Gray Mirror. His latest article was a response to a journalist named Damon Linker at the The Week becoming upset at the content of a discussion between Yarvin and Michael Anton in an American Mind podcast. Apparently, the idea of these two men discussing the idea of a monarchical government for the United States is so beyond the pale that Mr. Linker started getting the vapors. Meanwhile, roving mobs of masked thugs burning down police stations and private businesses is just good old democratic horse trading to him I suppose.
Yarvin uses Linker’s outrage as a jumping off point to go into his hypotheses about what will and won’t work at reforming American government.
I’ll paraphrase these:
- The only choices with respect to the present regime are leave it alone or replace it completely.
- To replace the present regime we will have to elect a president and allow him to assume absolute power.
- The process of making this change can be completely non-violent.
- That the actions embodied in these hypotheses are just as practical as any other reform program being contemplated.
I recommend reading Yarvin’s essay. It is worth thinking about. The present oligarchic regime is extremely powerful and has figured out all the angles for rigging our elections and even ignoring the leaders we do manage to get elected. Yarvin may be right about the need for a total reset. The part about it being violence free is the thing I have my doubts about. Read it for yourself and tell me what you think.