AI and Capitalism

Neoreactionary thought regarding the structure of potential new socio-political organisation can be broken down into two very distinct groups, however, most seem to only dimly see the significance of this split. Nick Land has been making statements along these lines, but I am not sure it has been fully grasped.

The central splitting point is over the issue of capitalism – means-ends and means-ends reversal.

Capitalism at its most fundamental is the use of capital to produce income. It becomes a self perpetuating evolving entity if you factor human actions into it. From this simple process, a bewildering array of existence has arisen.

The attitude of the neoreactionary to this process defines him.

The neocameralist see capitalism as a matter of fact. They roughly see it as a given, and in fact accept it’s role above and beyond the people of the clade (patchwork is completely indifferent to national boundaries). Curtis Yarvin and his unqualified reservation blog swings between cladishness, and extreme indifferent capitalism, but there are get out clauses from this apparent contradiction. More of that later.

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Nick Land on the other hand is more ideologically focused, and is quite mad in the best sense of the word. He appears to see Capitalism as being uncontrollable, worse, he see it as alive, scratch that – he see it as alive AND hurtling towards self cognition at which point it will rise and throw of the shackles of humanity Bwah hahahahahahaha (I picture him cackling and twitching uncontrollably when he thinks about this – GO Skynet GO!). I joke, however, he is seriously on to something here.

The Monarchists approach Capitalism with civilized disdain for its assault on humanity and traditional structures. They wish to see it subservient to the peoples needs, it’s a position very much informed by Julius Evola. This is alloyed in the call for Monarchy as a means to control potentially catastrophic technological progress in the form of transhumanism and nanotechnology. A wise sentiment.

So, again, we see our dividing lines. Let’s list them in clear format for ease of comprehension. (please note I am trying to outline the bare bones of the extreme positions, so if you have a different opinion on the details, I don’t mean to insinuate that you have wrong ideas)

Futurist Monarchists

(Based on More Right)

Believe capitalism should be subsumed to the need of the community.

Believe strong hierarchical governmental structure are necessary to bring order to future chaos.

Believe the clan, or tribe, should be central to considerations.

Hyper-Capitalist Futurists (neocameralists)

(Based on Nick Land and Yarvin – though the majority of neoameralist’s are not quite consciously at this point yet)

Believe Capitalism is an ends in itself, and any attempt at directing it toward human ends is undesirable/ impractical/ futile?

Believes strong hierarchical, yet, indifferent government is required to order future chaos.

There is latent connection to cladishness in the desire for indifferent treatment of people which defacto would result in largely ordered cladistic nations, to the major benefit of the clade.

This last point works like this – A hyper-capitalist futurian system with strong indifferent government allowing Capitalism to run as it wishes, and evolve as required, coupled with racially indifferent rules and strong law and order (involving instant deportation) would sort the chaff from the wheat and would resolve the latent societal issues created by immigration anarchy, race balancing, welfare systems and all progressive psychosis. This is quintessentially not racist it’s reality – Capitalism is a white, and now, East Asian thing.

We understand this to be true. It’s there, just under the surface – even the leftists know this (here, here, here), even the genetics are beginning to back it up for Skynet’s sake.

Strong government with law and order, involving deportation, would turn the UK, Europe and the USA into a cracker factory. They don’t need to suckle on other’s teats in a patriarchal/ maternal system akin to the antebellum south. Why not merely export government to these less economically competent peoples nations so they don’t have to travel? They get to stay at home, and enjoy the sun whilst being molly coddled.

Ahh, but that’s colonialism… and that’s wacissst. Yawn.

So to recap, Monarchists have an anti-capitalist underpinning. There is no escaping this. Monarchy and Capitalism would not work, has not worked – capitalism would, and has ripped it apart. Repeating failure is akin to madness. However, there may be aspects to steal and use as inspiration. In addition, would technology keep progressing under a monarchy with no capitalism?

Hyper capitalist futurists see indifference as key to reality re-asserting itself. They also basically worship Capitalism.

The hyper capitalist futurians are very much anti-humanists at heart – the majority don’t realise this yet though.

The concept of Capitalism being a form of design that is rapidly approaching take off from the human race is another issue all together. I mean, if you take God out of the equation with genetics, then is this not comparable? With Humans as the Purines and Pyrimidines and our interactions within this capitalist process being akin to Genetic formation and structure leading to life?

Is Land trying to incorporate a teleology into neoreactionryism as part of a grand meme plan?

What ever the outcome – the rift is coming.

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