Why Is This Blog Even Still Here?

I refer not to my lack of posting- I swear I’m going to write more, if anyone cares- but the fact that it hasn’t been removed by WordPress.

I have been shoah’d from Twitter, along with lots and lots of other people with similar sentiments. I aroused the ire of the tankies, the most sensitive and vindictive group, despite them always talking about how they’re going to kill you. WordPress however does not seem to mind me, or even people a lot more caustic and aggressive than me.

The answer I think is that this form of expression is not regarded by the system as any real threat. People read blogs, nod and say “Hmmm, very interesting” and go on.

Social media- specifically Twitter and Facebook- are a much more social, group experience than blogs, which are pretty much just intellectual exercises. People participating in these forums feel like they are part of something, even though they are not. Direct contact can be made with prominent progressives. There is give and take.

Progs hate all of these things. They like to have complete control of what is said. The extreme example is the Atlantic closing all comments. They deleted, they blocked, but they still couldn’t control things so they just stopped it. Newspapers permit some commenting, including the New York Times, but “moderating” is heavy.

Twitter is on some level- maybe most levels- a huge waste of time. But the very fact they feel so threatened by dissident commenters shows how weak they are.

The internet is Gutenberg 2.0. Once people had free access to books, they could inform themselves and make their own opinions- subject to the availability of books, which was the key to the whole thing. Information not convenient to TPTB just didn’t get printed, or had very limited availability.

Many years ago- pre-internet- a friend went to a gun show and got a book called “Behind Communism” which showed how many Bolsheviks were Jewish. He loaned it to me and I found it quite shocking and not entirely believable. After all all the Jews writing for the National Review were for freedom! It had to be a coincidence.

Of course this book was not available at the library or B. Dalton (if you remember that store…..) so hardly anyone had access to it. To print a book you need a pretty big amount of money and access to a printer. A printer may not even do the job if he is afraid the contents will get him in trouble.

But anyone can make a website and put up pretty much whatever they want. The way they deal with this is to say, “Of course there are all kinds of crazy people out there, are you going to believe an anonymous writer who probably is an unemployed virgin living with his mother?” The information is available, but its status, rather than its truth is attacked. And you have to go looking for it, which most people won’t. It’s not as good as not having it available at all, but it’s not a big problem.

Sometimes the “jammie-wearing fools” are right, though, and that is a problem. For a couple of years before the financial crisis people were pointing out the crazy situation in real estate, and eventually there was a collapse. People are still hurting and angry about this, and it was a serious blow to the system’s credibility.

Twitter is one site. Everybody is on it. You can block people you don’t like, but other people will still see them. Accounts are frequently anonymous but an anonymous account can get a large number of followers, who will repeat and amplify his arguments. An anonymous tweeter is harder to ignore than an anonymous blogger.

The problem with the dissident right is that it’s all true, and easily verified. Every single item of wrongthink is immediately verifiable by empirical experience and easily available information. Twitter isn’t suitable for detailed explanations, but perfect for simple ideas- and true ideas are also simple.

I would like to say I don’t care about Twitter and would confine myself to the calm, intellectual pursuit of blogging. I don’t think Gab is a substitute, because you need to attack the leftists and redpill the normies, and they aren’t on Gab. I need to work on getting a fake account, then another, then another.

The bad news is the commissars are cracking down. The good news is there are still a lot more of us, and more people getting redpilled every day.

Stay thirsty my frens.

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About thrasymachus33308

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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3 Responses to Why Is This Blog Even Still Here?

  1. I’ve twittered kind of similar to how I blog and if I must mention protected groups I try to use euphemisms. My account is small but have some high quality, influential followers.
    No one is likely to ever single me out as a threat considering so many more are far more overt.
    Nevertheless, I wonder when they might just do filters on keywords and follows like Facebook does plus strongly discourage anon accounts. I was shut out of Zuck’s site very quickly when I tried using an account there to promote blog posts.

    It is not a total loss though if a site can be made to shed some of its functionality or have to exert constant effort on moderation. Those outcomes are tacit admissions they are losing control. They want to make the internet like a print magazine, but it’s the very nature of the medium to offer greater participation than that.

    I remember B. Dalton, weren’t they in malls like Walden Books was? The last time I went into a Barnes and Noble a couple years ago I was surprised to see their inventory of books was a fraction of what it had been with nearly as much space devoted to board games and toys. The books were lined up with covers facing toward me (instead of spines) to disguise the fact the shelves were almost bare. Even airport news stands stock their ever dwindling selection of books like this now.

  2. Ryu says:

    You’ve got it, Thrashy.

    Our droplet of truth swims in an ocean of lies. So few really want to learn.

    So many WNs don’t get it – “They” don’t give shit about us. JEWS! Niggers, spics! Write whatever you want, they do not care. A revolution occurred for me, when I saw this. If I were really daring, I’d write threats, and they still would not care.

  3. J. Junger says:

    I think the turning point (if it can be put down to an isolated incident) was one you covered very well and many times: In the days where the legacy media ruled, all we would know about what happened that night in Florida was that an evil white wannabe cop named George Zimmerman stalked and murdered a black child, which the local police, also racist, covered up after a perfunctory and probably crooked investigation. But the narrative collapsed, and it did so because people online did their independent homework, even going so far as to raise funds to travel to Florida. Gucci Little Piggy and Conservative Treehouse were never my go-to sites for daily reads, but credit given where credit is due. Another thing working in our favor is that the people in charge are very, very lazy. They just don’t want to do any real fieldwork; some of their fabrications are based on their usual duplicitous nature, but some of it is that they’re just unwilling to work.

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