Quotes


  • The Primary Goal of the Criminalization of Speech

    No, the primary goal of all this criminalization of speech is not to hunt down and arrest every individual “hate criminal.” It is to generate a climate of paranoia, and condition people to censor themselves, not just writers and artists, everyone, but, absolutely writers and artists, who are, after all, the producers of culture.

    — C.J. Hopkins
    The Hate Police (Opens new window)

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  • There Goes Informed Consent

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to implement a provision of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). This final rule allows an exception from the requirement to obtain informed consent when a clinical investigation poses no more than minimal risk to the human subject and includes appropriate safeguards to protect the rights, safety, and welfare of human subjects. The final rule permits an institutional review board (IRB) to waive or alter certain informed consent elements or to waive the requirement to obtain informed consent, under limited conditions, for certain FDA-regulated minimal risk clinical investigations.

    — Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
    Institutional Review Board Waiver or Alteration of Informed Consent for Minimal Risk Clinical Investigations (Opens new window)

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  • Prepare!

    To prepare one must gird mind and body. He must exercise and read old books to marinate himself in that which preceded him. This will provide the means to push against the disconnection that colours everything else, one that feeds on the mental and physical apathy the current ethos encourages. He must lift his eyes skyward and resist the easy traps that our culture lays everywhere, including those that privilege the satiation of appetite above all else. He must seek out family and like-minds in the flesh, and avoid the isolation that the simulacrum of the online world creates. It is impossible to predict what exactly this world will demand of him, other than that it will demand a lot. Eventually he will need to act, but he will also need to think. Most importantly, he will need to think before he acts.

    — Christopher Jolliffe
    "The World We've Made" (Opens new window)

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  • This Will be a Sad Time

    This will be a sad time. Those of goodwill, on any side, will find themselves pulled in directions they are unlikely to enjoy. The sons and daughters of migrants must square an impossible circle, one not of their own making and bracketed by genuine resentment, rather than the imagined sort we read about today. Into this uncertainty will emerge fresh promises of racial revolution, promises some will find intoxicating.

    — Christopher Jolliffe
    "The World We've Made" (Opens new window)

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  • The Decline is Tangible and Not by Accident

    Our own sense of decline is tangible, wherever in the West you might live. You feel it when you wake up in the morning; you sense it in the demeanour of the people you meet. This is not a society that enjoys a sure future. All our greatness is behind us, and we are not even permitted to love that. The past is wicked; the present revolutionary; the future frightening. Few are confident. The “stupendous fabric” is crashing under its own weight, but none of those pillars were removed by accident.

    — Christopher Jolliffe
    "The World We've Made" (Opens new window)

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  • Sealioning

    Rhetorically, sealioning fuses persistent questioning—often about basic information, information easily found elsewhere, or unrelated or tangential points—with a loudly-insisted-upon commitment to reasonable debate. It disguises itself as a sincere attempt to learn and communicate. Sealioning thus works both to exhaust a target’s patience, attention, and communicative effort, and to portray the target as unreasonable. While the questions of the “sea lion” may seem innocent, they’re intended maliciously and have harmful consequences.

    — Amy Johnson
    Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society (May 2019) (Opens new window)

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  • Making People Do What they Don’t Want to Do

    in the end, the only way to make large groups of people do what they well and truly do not want to do is to get them to act like they believe things that they do not actually believe.

    and the only way to do that is to make them think that everyone else believes these things so that they bow to a false consensus and get in line.

    — el gato malo
    "escaping abilene paradoxes and the future of the public square" (Opens new window)

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  • The Power of Gaslighting

    this is the power of gaslighting. it’s also the power of message control, information shaping, and censorship. it’s why small groups whipped up into righteous frenzy or svengalian manipulation can cow large groups into silence and acquiescence. it’s why the attacks on those who speak against narrative must be so vicious, so unrelenting, and must to seem to come from all angles at once, backed by office and credential, inescapable and omnipresent.

    — el gato malo
    "escaping abilene paradoxes and the future of the public square" (Opens new window)

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  • Abandoning your own eyes and your own mind

    The long descent into rule by experts is a project of cultural disempowerment, in which you — you personally — are being gaslit into abandoning your own eyes and your own mind.

    — Chris Bray
    "Emergency Brake" — Tell Me How This Ends (Opens new window)

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  • One Bullet? Let the Traitor Have It.

    The Roman Republic died in the end because it was not worth saving: the spirit of this public thing was not even worth disinterring. Whatever it had been before the Punic Wars, it was no longer; it had become a society of optimates and slaves. Anybody who has read any reactionary literature recognises this style of thought is in vogue, because society seems to be in the hands of our enemies, and the words of Corneliu Zelea Codreanu ring loud: “If I had but one bullet and were faced by both an enemy and a traitor, I would let the traitor have it.”

    — Christopher Jolliffe
    "The Latifundia," ARKTOS Journal (Opens new window)

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