Despite what social media algorithms might have you believe, you can’t figure out what’s true by taking claims made by authority figures and assuming the opposite to be correct. As an example, if Joe Biden were to get on TV tomorrow and insist the moon can’t get pregnant, that doesn’t mean the moon is expecting a baby.
And yet, that’s what 90% or so of “right-wing dissident” analysis now amounts to: Pathologically inverting whatever it is you hear on TV. When authority figures try to change the general public’s conception of the world, you automatically assuming they’re changing it in the wrong direction and thus start trying to change it in the opposite direction.
If the government claims unsaturated fat is healthier than saturated fat, you believe saturated fat to be healthier. If the government tells you to eat less dairy and meat, you start eating more dairy and meat. I see people on Twitter who feed their son basically nothing but dairy and brag that he’s taller than all the other kids in his class. That’s how you get kids with various health problems who end up hating you.
Sometimes when someone tells you that “the elite” or “the globalists” are lying to you about X, it’s actually just some dude who’s trying to earn a buck off you. As an example, Alex Jones did not become a multimillionaire by accident. There also seems to be an interesting correlation between what people tell you to worry about and what earns them money. As an example, angry white male media moguls like Alex Jones will tell you that declining testosterone levels are a huge societal problem and then go on to sell you “male vitality supplements” that earn them a small fortune.
Rather than telling you what to believe, I’d like for you to just consider ditching the pathological contrarianism for once. The fact that someone claims something that contradicts what those in positions of authority and power tend to claim does not mean he’s automatically right. In fact, often they contradict each other. Whenever someone like me brings up global warming, I have to contend with three contradictory claims:
-It’s not warming.
-The warming is not caused by humans but by the sun/the Earth’s core/something else.
-Global warming is actually a good thing.
And somehow all these contradictory stories are intrinsically more plausible to most of you than what scientists first warned us about more than a century ago and continue to argue to this day. Rather than telling you what to believe, I’m not just going to ask you to think carefully for once about what sort of psychological mechanisms determine how you view the world.
In essence, we’re created a society where heterosexual working class white men are artificially placed at the bottom of the social totem pole and so what we witness among them is a kind of psychological knee-jerk response in which they start to invert the totality of our body of modern scientific knowledge and imagine vast global conspiracies behind everything.
I should note that even relatively intelligent people are succumbing to this line of thinking. Governor DeSantis proved quite competent at recognizing the immense economic and societal damage caused by lockdowns, despite accomplishing very little in preventing SARS-COV-2 infections. If you go back, you’ll find I was warning about this from early 2020 onwards.
However, monkeypox is no SARS-COV-2, in many ways:
-The hospitalization rate per infection is much higher.
-The affected ages are inverted: Whereas SARS-COV-2 mainly killed people who had less than 10 years of life expectancy left (this is consensus, my own estimate would be people with less than three years left during the first wave), monkeypox is killing young men and will very likely start to kill children soon.
-SARS-COV-2 had already infected vast droves of people months before we ever implemented lockdowns. Monkeypox only began spreading recently.
-We never stood a chance of eliminating SARS-COV-2, but we have already exterminated monkeypox’s closest relative in humans, smallpox.
-Whereas everyone was spreading SARS-COV-2 about equally by march 2020, monkeypox has an extreme pareto distribution: A small minority of the population, promiscuous gay men, cause the vast majority of the spread. This means that targeted measures should be able to bring down new infections, with little cost to the rest of society.
And rather than considering these points, DeSantis resorts to “Fauci was fearmongering about HIV in the 80’s, so I’m not going to treat monkeypox as an emergency”.
And this is the general pattern I notice with almost everyone who realized the insanity of the lockdowns: They all resort to pretending that monkeypox is just a nothingburger, rather than an awful tail risk. It’s very difficult to judge whether strains of monkeypox will evolve in the coming months that are able to sustain person-to-person transmission outside of gay men. If it happens however, you’re faced with the risk of tens of millions of deaths every year for the foreseeable future, with many more handicapped. Not in elderly with dementia, but in children and young adults.
What I notice is that when the right gets things right, they tends to get them right by accident. They don’t trust anything the government pushes, so they were right about the COVID vaccines. And yet, many of them reject them for very retarded reasons. As an example, you don’t have to worry about graphene in vaccines, or magnets sticking to your arm. And yet there will be idiots out there who heard about that stuff and thereby dodged a bullet. If Ebola broke out tomorrow, most of you would reject the vaccine against Ebola too and die as a consequence.
Similarly, the left gets things right by accident too. They don’t really understand anything, but they trust that authority figures understand what they’re talking about and most of the time that is correct. As an example, I tend to notice among climate activists that many of them know very little about nature, or even about climate change itself. They just trust authority figures when the authority figures claim there is a problem and they are correct in that assessment.
You need to analyze societal problems on an individual basis, rather than just going with some sort of herd instinct. And yet, most people prove utterly incapable of that. If you’re a low status angry white male, you assume that whenever your government says something, the opposite must be true. If on the other hand you’re part of one of the minorities that enjoy a privileged position in our society, you tend to trust whatever it is your authorities proclaim, although you will attack them on the basis of the values that they themselves endorse.
The closest equivalent of a virus like monkeypox spreading uncontrollably from person to person that we have is smallpox. And although I am very much in favor of reducing the human population, I don’t want people to have to deal with the pain of burying their own children. Assuming that monkeypox will just burn itself out once it runs out of gay men to infect is a big wager on nature being merciful, when you have done exactly nothing to deserve that mercy. To pretend that the uncontrolled spread of this virus is not an emergency is to ignore the tail risk we are faced with.
And although I think that most people are selfish idiots who are quite deserving of nature’s wrath, I would rather see a solution that does not involve children getting sick and die. And so far that reason, I’m going to ask you once again to drop your pathological low status white male knee-jerk contrarianism and to judge problems society faces on an individual basis. Note what I’m not asking you: “Believe what I say.” I’m asking you: “If you don’t believe what I say, please do so on the basis of something more insightful than you’re shilling what the authorities/elite/zionists/globohomo/globalists are pushing!!!!“