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Collision Detection. "They sit cross-legged, facing each other, six thousand miles apart. Then he strokes her cheek." [Via]
posted by homunculus (14 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
More on neo-reactionary monarchists:

Geeks for Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries
posted by homunculus at 6:58 PM on December 20, 2013 [3 favorites]

The story didn't do much for me, but neoreactionaries are fascinating. It's really weird that Julius Evola has such a presence on 4chan's /pol/.
posted by Sticherbeast at 7:49 PM on December 20, 2013

It's really weird that Julius Evola has such a presence on 4chan's /pol/.

Are we thinking of the same board here? Because that's exactly who I would expect to have a presence on /pol/, given that it's already awash in Wyatt Mann cartoons and "CAN'T FLIM FLAM THE ZIM ZAM" circlejerking.
posted by fifthrider at 8:27 PM on December 20, 2013 [1 favorite]

You're right, of course, but at the same time, I would have felt like Evola would be too loopy and mystical even for most racists? Like, what will they embrace next? Oswald Spengler, Francis Parker Yockey, Savitri Devi Mukherji?
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:33 PM on December 20, 2013 [1 favorite]

Wow. Just read up some on seasteading. I've dreamt of living at or under the sea since I was a kid, but may have to reconsider that given the company I'd be keeping.
posted by arcticseal at 9:23 PM on December 20, 2013

Man, Nick Land. Such a colossal bummer.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 10:52 PM on December 20, 2013

My takeaway is that many tech people don't seem to be mature enough to vote.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:56 AM on December 21, 2013 [1 favorite]

Nick Land is the Nick Land we deserve. He's sorta fun to read, but did he ever really make that much sense? Nowadays, he just more clearly doesn't make sense.
posted by Sticherbeast at 11:17 AM on December 21, 2013

Geeks for Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

This is worth checking out as well.

I'm kinda amazed there hasn't been an FPP on this yet. It's definitely growing in to FPP material as far as weird ass fringe shit goes.

It's a really gross group of people. Basically the worst racist backwards reddit nerds. Fascinatingly awful, honestly.

Also, there's a vague fist-eggplant quality to this that's undeniable.
posted by emptythought at 2:29 PM on December 21, 2013 [2 favorites]

Metafilter: Timo’s voice is full of its usual Dutch calm and reason, the soft gutturals consistent even through the scanner’s tinny speakers.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 6:28 AM on December 22, 2013

posted by limeonaire at 1:39 PM on December 22, 2013

I'm not understanding the connection between the Collision Detection story (which I liked, and purchased one of the authors eBooks) and this neo-reactionary stuff, which seems like insecurity couched in intellect.

Did I miss something?
posted by butterstick at 5:07 AM on December 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

One of the main characters in the story is part of a seasteading group whose leader is described as a ‘neo-reactionary, transhuman, and disruption monarchist’. I included the link as background on what that means.
posted by homunculus at 10:10 AM on December 23, 2013

What i'd like to know is how the transhumanists are linked to or involved with the neoreactionaries. Is it like being a PUA/redpill type and being a PC gaming nerd or something?

Several friends of mine are REALLY disgusted by people who are way into transhumanism or super obsessed with the singularity, but have never really expanded on why to me. All i can extrapolate is that it seems to be something that mostly otherwise crappy people are into, but yea idgi.
posted by emptythought at 3:08 PM on December 23, 2013

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