Leadership Is Social Dominance

Leaders are born, not made. Not being a leader I thought for a long time that wasn’t true, that a smart, capable person with proper training could be a leader but that’s clearly not true.

Social dominance is a personality trait. If you drop five people off on a deserted island, pretty soon one person will be in charge and telling the others what to do. There may be some friction, some resistance, some jostling for position, but it will happen. If you drop twenty five people off, one will be in charge of all and some other will be in charge of sub-groups.

This person or these people won’t necessarily be the smartest, or most conscientious. This bothers smart, conscientious people to no end but it’s the truth.

In more complex situations there will be different types of leaders, with their own ranking. Howard Bloom describes this as leader, bully, joker, nerd. The dissident right has no shortage of “nerds”, or intellectuals. But these people are the lowest level of leadership. With the advent of the memesters, it now has some jokers, and jokers have breathed life into the movement that was intellectually strong but dry before.

Nothing is going to happen though until some enforcers and most importantly, charismatic leaders emerge. Who? From where? I don’t know. No one knows, probably not even the men themselves who take on these roles.

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I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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5 Responses to Leadership Is Social Dominance

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  3. Ryu says:

    Leadership comes from the blood. Hitler was like this, and Manson also.

    It’s hard to teach human moves and how to develop a style. Not everyone can do it.

    The leaders of WN today WILL NOT be the leaders in the future. WN will change, as it goes from an online movment to something more. It takes more than a quick wit to lead men in the field.

  4. J. Junger says:

    You could be right, probably are in fact. I was recently reading about Winston Churchill in the Great War, and because of the poor decisions he made in Gallapoli, he was relieved of his command. He went from crap military leader to pretty commanding statesman. People who knew Hitler in the Great War said he was shy, reticent, and preferred painting while the other men went out whoring and drinking. So perhaps leaders are in fact born, not made, but in the early going they have a latent period wherein they’re not only followers, but the most innocuous and undistinguished of followers.

  5. Dave says:

    “If you drop five *men* off on a deserted island, pretty soon one person will be in charge”, FIFY

    If you drop a bunch of women on a deserted island, they’ll just bicker endlessly and accomplish nothing. If you drop off a mixed group, the women will try to play the men off against each other, and nothing will get done until the men unite and tell the women to STFU.

    Case in point: http://www.returnofkings.com/32053/this-accidental-experiment-shows-the-superiority-of-patriarchy

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