It’s not really possible to have a society based on anti-authoritarianism. What happens instead is that the anti-authoritarians develop into the new authorities. We’ve seen this with the rise of Christianity, which started as a radical anti-Roman movement, that inverted the Roman power structure. Over time Christianity developed its own new authoritarian structures, until eventually people were forcibly converted to this new religion.
We see something similar in today’s society. Our society is rooted in enlightenment ideals, which represent a revolt against the old order. Since the 1960’s we’ve been led by people who revolted against the sober conservatism of the 1950’s. And yet, if you look at our society, you notice the same pattern you’ve seen before in history, which is that the same authoritarian structures develop that we had in the past, only this time we can recognize the uniform of anti-authoritarianism because the changes have happened so rapidly.
You can look at some of the structures that are evolving convergently. To start with for example, there’s the eunuch caste, which we in our society call LGBTQI+ or some variant thereof. In exchange for not engaging in sexual reproduction and starting dynasties of their own, the LGBTQI+ caste receives special privileges and is trusted with power. They get to moderate content at the top social media platforms and they get top positions in the universities, which is ground zero for the modern religion.
They also now receive the opportunity in school to groom young children to enter their caste. Wealthier parents will increasingly generally tend to avoid schools where children are babysat by they/them members of the eunuch caste, so as in previous eras, the eunuch caste mostly recruits from the poor, often preferentially from racial minorities. This is of course not very different from how only poor boys and girls ended up in Catholic orphanages and Mary Magdalene houses where they would face sexual and psychological abuse.
In previous eras the whole system, of the Chinese court or the Ottoman court, would have the figurehead of a hereditary emperor, who was in practice powerless. The system after all had simply grown too complex for any man to administer on his own, so in practice things were run by the court eunuchs, whose lack of testosterone made them diligent and conscientious as if they were women. In our case, the figurehead of the emperor turns into a president or prime minister and when the wrong one gains power, the court plots against him.
The universities, as said earlier, represent the churches. They teach people the lessons around which their society is based. Anyone who doesn’t go to university, which in the US now seems to be around 10% of youth at best, is for all practical purposes seen as a heathen. Heathens can’t be trusted with anything. In fact, you’re unable to do even the most basic of office jobs, which require a four year degree. They’re generally only useful for manual labor.
In this sense the system is not different from the Ottoman empire, where Christians were not so much exterminated (at least until the empire began to die), but rather, turned into second class citizens who worked the land, were placed at legal disadvantages and had economic incentives to convert.
The same thing happens in the Western universities. How sincere were Greeks, Armenians or any other groups in the Ottoman empire, who converted to Islam and assimilated into the Turkish population? Probably not very. But it doesn’t matter. If you’re forced through the process and have to carry out the rites and teach them to your children, you’ll gradually assimilate into the culture and lose your own, whether you like it or not.
The universities in the West are similar. You might not like the lessons they have to offer. You don’t want your children to listen to the rantings and ravings of a middle-aged lesbian who insists that skycrapers are shaped like penises to impose male dominance. You might expect your children not to assimilate the ideology. However, your children will be exposed to it and if they’re exposed to it regularly enough, they’ll adjust to it.
This is also, for what it’s worth, why the masks are never dropped. Bill Gates continues to insist they’re even more effective than the vaccines, despite all evidence to the contrary. If you have a religion, then you want people to have symbols they can wear that display their virtue. In the Ottoman empire this would be a headscarf for women. Of course the highest status women don’t have to wear the headscarf, just as Western celebrities didn’t have to wear masks. When you don’t have a high social status, you justify your existence through virtue. The masks, along with the whole social distancing concept, are part of a secular academic religion that can’t properly actualize itself because nothing is happening.
The whole ideology has to be understood as being based on the inversion of traditional virtues. The modern authoritarians wear an anti-authoritarian uniform: Women with pink or blue boyish haircuts. bodies covered with piercings and tattoos. Instead of chastity, the ideology glorifies non-reproductive sex. The COVID ideology, represents the inversion of trusting in God’s divine plan. Traditional religions tend to rationalize disease. Islamic fatalism treats it as the inevitable will of God when a man gets sick and dies.
In the COVID ideology, we see the rebellion against this mentality. It’s this conviction that disease is something that man can eliminate. And despite having completely failed at this, defeat will of course never be admitted. If only we had done X, Y and Z, this virus would have been forced into extinction. And East Asia today of course, is suffering the consequences from our Western failure to do the right thing. It’s an unfalsifiable assertion, which religion is typically full of.
There are of course a handful of people who are for whatever reason not able to assimilate into the new system. The evolution of society is towards ever reduced human autonomy, so most of the people who reject the new system tend to be naturally anti-autoritarian to one degree or another. The ironic thing that happens is that the anti-authoritarians end up interpreted as authoritarian, because they invoke the symbols of some previous order. They themselves may believe themselves to be authoritarian even.
What they tend to be rather, are just individuals who somewhat naively assume that the old order, which afforded greater liberty, can be preserved. As an example, they’ll argue that SARS-COV-2 is just the flu and they’ll argue that we don’t need a system of vaccine privilege, where civil rights are dependent on how you have altered your body.
And in this case, they were mostly right, because they somewhat lucked out. The virus was not as deadly as the models had promised. Once they could no longer place people on ventilators the death toll became rather lackluster, although mandating masks may have helped crank it back up. Similarly, we were lucky in regards to how useless these vaccines proved to be. But had the variables been subtly different, you wouldn’t really have had a leg to stand on: A mucosal vaccine would probably have worked to stop infections and it should be trivial for some dork in a lab somewhere to come up with a virus that does cause the collapse of the hospitals.
In fall they’ll have a chance to resurrect their religion. Almost the whole population has been placed at an immunological disadvantage against this virus: All the vaccinated people are stuck with highly homogeneous immune imprinting, against an old version of this virus that is no longer in circulation. In BA.2 we now seem to see negative efficacy of the vaccines, in BA.2.12.1, BA.4 and BA.5 the negative efficacy has probably gotten worse. The virus has plenty of time left to accumulate more immune evading mutations in the months ahead, so it could very well come back with a vengeance.
However, the argument I wish to offer you here, as the natural anti-authoritarians, is to suggest to you that you can’t put up serious resistance if you deny the tenets of their faith. This often works just fine when faced with new authoritarian belief structures and it was the inclination of the Hebrews when faced with a new religion too. “Well this woman named Mary must have been pregnant from a Roman soldier!” is the sort of argument you can find in some of the first descriptions of early Christianity.
Similarly, in the attempt to resist the novel religion, the heathens come up with all sorts of creative theories. A popular one I’ve seen is to insist that the virus itself doesn’t exist, that it has “never been isolated”. And yet, this isn’t really going to be enough to overturn the new religion.
Rather, your best option as an average guy in the street, is to mock the new religion so hard, so viciously, that the social cost of associating with it is so high that it never quite manages to gather the critical mass it needs to impose itself on the rest of the population.
In this sense, it’s not very different from how other religions are addressed. The Haredim in Israel, are mocked. In Palestine, the Salafists are similarly mocked and told to go back to Saudi Arabia. You don’t need a Phd to mock and you don’t need to win a scientific debate to mock. Rather, you just need to say: Your claim to authority is based on laughable grounds.
People with authoritarian personalities can’t handle this. As an example of a natural authoritarian, who readily uses this pandemic to his own advantage, consider Anthony Leonardi. He is extremely eager to keep the whole circus going, but he lashes out when he sees people mocking his buddy Eric Feigl Ding. They lash out with anger, because mockery is their Achilles heel. Mockery prevents the seed of faith from properly germinating.
It’s the habit of people to insist that their opponents in a conflict must be sheer unadulturated evil. I’ve explained this before, as humans we do this because it makes it easier to fight an enemy. If you’re a soldier about to enter a war and the general gives a speech that goes like “well, I’m sure these guys were just drafted into the army and wish to go back home to their mothers too and at the end of the day they’re ruled by the same sort of power-hungry narcissists as we are” then you’re not going to feel very motivated to choke on mustard gas.
Rather, systems tend to evolve towards greater authoritarianism because societal changes make this necessary. Consider the climate change problem. It’s going to end up reducing your liberty in one way or another. People will likely be prohibited from reproducing in parts of Africa, meat will become unaffordable, flying will end up being phased out of existence too. And yet, that doesn’t mean the problem is not real.
As we wait longer with addressing the problem, the solutions that will be implemented will become increasingly authoritarian. It’s perfectly possible that we will end up faced with “climate lockdowns” at some point in the near future. And yet, you have to be pretty dense, to imagine that governments would impose a “climate lockdown”, if there were not a genuine problem. You can see the droughts unfolding around the world right now, you will eventually find yourself witnessing the death of the coral reefs too.
There are of course always opportunists, people unsatisfied with their position who wish to use a crisis to increase their own status. In the case of COVID, these are people like Eric Feigl Ding (a nutritionist eager to make a career switch like Ferguson in the UK) and doomsday cult leaders like Leonardi. However, the reason the whole social distancing concept spread around the globe, is because the expert class was genuinely worried.
A novel coronavirus had leaked from a Chinese lab and it seems to have killed 20 million people worldwide. There’s little point in covering up the impact of their crimes for them: Their stupidity caused a deadly pandemic and so they came up with a whole set of rules and measures as part of a desperate attempt to avoid killing this many people.
We see a conflict between the system itself, which recognizes that it can’t deal with the economic damage from the social distancing experiment and now tries to end it, and the public health class, a subsystem of the system that sees this as a wonderful opportunity to increase its own power.
The authoritarian personality types tend to be attracted to certain academic disciplines that lend themselves to power. Consider our T-cell immunologist. Who wants to become a T-cell immunologist? It’s an abstract technical subject that doesn’t naturally appeal to a child. You become a marine biologist because you love the ocean. You become a herpetologist because you love reptiles. You become an art historian because you love art. Why would you become a T-cell immunologist? Because you love T-cells? It requires an ambitious type of person, able to jump through endless hoops in exchange for status. As academic careers become more competitive, this assessment only becomes more accurate over time.
The lower rank members of the public health class are never going to say that we will now just have to treat this virus as any other respiratory illness, because these types have a will to power. If you pay careful attention, you’ll notice the general tendency for the chief scientists to go reluctantly along with the global experiment, with the arguable exception of Drosten in Germany and Fauci in the US. Generally speaking it’s the younger ones, stuck with some obscure position studying a niche subject matter like T-cell immunology in the case of Leonardi, who are most enthusiastic about the whole social distancing concept.
They’re not concerned about the three million children who die of malnutrition every year. They’re cogs in a machine, that work towards increasing the power of the machine they identify with and benefit from the process themselves. To do that, they need to terrify people about this virus. And so you hear about children who need liver transplants, instead of hungry children whose flesh rots away because the bacteria in the mouth start to devour the body. This is human nature: We ultimately fear what we want to fear.
This is important to remember. The public health establishment has a pretty clear goal, which is to cause fear, because fear causes people to demand a solution from their government. When you spread fear, you’re doing their work for them. If you were to insist for example, that all these constant reinfections are causing people to develop some sort of AIDS, then ultimately you’re doing their work for them.
You might consider it contrarian, if you argue it mainly happens to the vaccinated. And your argument may be viable: I see every reason to believe that the long-term effects of the mass vaccination campaign will be to exacarbate the pandemic. But ultimately, you have to remember that you’re still doing their work for them, you’re like a Satanist who inadvertently spreads a Christian dualistic view of the world.
We have to ask, what exacarbation of the pandemic would look like. In 2020 there was no vaccine. In 2021, the vaccine is said to have prevented around half a million deaths in Europe. If we assume no protection in 2022 and through an original antigenic sin type response, we see an additional 100,000 COVID deaths every year for the next ten years, then it would have killed two people for every life saved.
That wouldn’t be an extreme scenario. Rather, it just means extrapolating from what we’re now seeing in highly vaccinated regions and comparing it to unvaccinated regions. If this pattern persists in highly vaccinated parts of the world:
While this pattern persists in relatively unvaccinated parts of the world:
Then it takes a few years for the death toll from the vaccines (excluding deaths from adverse effects) to exceed the number of COVID deaths prevented in 2021. That’s what I consider most likely right now. I’ll readily admit that I expected a far worse outcome than we’re seeing today: A big bang, instead of the current long tail of people dying because we’re stuck with an impoverished immune response.
Although it’s looking less likely to me that such a big bang takes place with every day that passes, it’s certainly possible that it gets worse, we’ve never had a failed experiment like this performed at a global level before. However, to spread an inverted doomsday message reminds me a bit of the goth kids in high school who typically tend to be the only ones to become born again Christians as adults.
To constantly warn you that the next variant is already here and spreading at a 20% advantage and just picked up a new spike mutation and is soon going to cause the dreaded ADE scenario sounds an awful lot like a boring sermon from the high priest of the Church of Satan, before he asks for more donations to fight those dreaded Christians who wish to outlaw abortion.
If you fight monsters, you risk becoming a monster. I could have done that too, back when I got about 10,000 hits a day I could have set up the substack some of you asked for and spent every day warning you about what new catastrophe now hangs like a sword of Damocles above the heads of the vaccinated. I’m happy I didn’t do that. The vaccinated should be afraid of the same sort of things as the unvaccinated: Heart disease, diabetes and most importantly, wasting their lives away not doing the things they genuinely want to be doing.
And so rather than warning you of this variant or that variant, or analyzing this bit of data or that bit of data, the only proper message I have to offer you today is that you too need to move on, just like the normies. If you didn’t jump into the vaccination experiment and were treated like a second class citizen, you have a trauma. And people with a trauma can tend to be vindictive. Some Jews were planning the poisoning of Germany’s water supply after the second world war.
It’s ironically easier for the normies to move on, than for the people who resisted the circus, who are now waiting for the dreaded new variant that will finally unleash the ADE nightmare and who spend their days browsing through hundreds of pages of Pfizer documents. My advice is honestly not to bother, to unlearn the patterns we’ve picked up over the past two years.