Curtis’s new & improved Cathedral model is just his way of describing neoliberalism & he makes it out like the “Factory” of Capital has no sway on the University system— because his model is totally abstracted from History— & doesn’t name any actually extant organizations by name
We’re supposed to believe that the CIA is part of the “Bureau” or maybe the “Castle”? Even though it was created by “Factory” oligarchs... it’s just a model divorced from the historical production of the modern University system in the 20th century.
What is the “Brain Bureau” who creates “Voice for America”? How do I fit the historically extant CIA into Moldbug’s model? It seems to be somehow distributed into every faculty he describes: Intelligence, Defense, Bureaucracy...
Is the CIA the Cathedral? Where do I fit the CIA in this? Is this just a model designed explicitly to obscure the operations of the most powerful institution in American governance?
Curtis wants us to have an “objective” view of how “The System” really works— without referencing any historical facts about the the production of “The System”— it merely... appeared... as he says “somewhere during FDRs time”— like when.:. The OSS was formed? 🤔
Why yes! A “comic book origin story” indeed! More like a romance, the dying king, without an heir, the realm in inglorious decay...
“This is not a history lecture”

Of course! Because that would require a more rigorous sense of causality than “the king had a bad heir”! & then he says this himself! It’s just an “elevator explanation” after all!
If I’m looking for an origin story for “The Cathedral”— why doesn’t this one suffice?

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25 Sep
Read books-- honestly-- it's the only cure for memetic psyops-- people these days post quotes from books they haven't read & infographics of books they haven't read & prop up books they haven't read as "proof" for things they don't even understand. Just read the books man.
There's no simple "wrap up" to explain the world-- it's an extremely complex confluence of the entirety of history & some cheap heuristical meme isn't going to give you a nuanced understanding of reality-- it will only orient you toward engaging in certain actions-- that's the pt
The whole point of psyops-- all these memes ppo replicate over & over-- is the THOUGHT TERMINATING CLICHE-- the goal is to keep you instrumentalized within a specific paradigm to orient your actions to the ends implied by the paradigm itself.
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The Nazis, the Soviets, the Anglo-American Elite-- were just three technocracies manned by technocratic elites cultivated in secret societies whose geopolitical interests were at odds & they happened to choose different aesthetics to present themselves as. That's it.
You could move from operating a communist cell to organizing fascist putsches to british imperial propaganda easily-- it's the same set of meta-skills speaking different languages & deploying different symbols. There is no reason to "choose sides" when they're all the same shit.
The radical "shifts in ideology" that make Stalin an ally to Hitler, then an enemy, then an ally of America as Uncle Joe, then worse than Hitler-- only reflect the changing geopolitical incentives of the technocratic elite at the time.
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The reason why so many secret societies end up collaborating is not because they're all "controlled" top down-- it's because they're all from the financial class & their "esoteric doctrines" are all the same ideological mystification covering for their rapacious interests.
They have their disagreements & internal strifes the same way Goldman Sachs, Bridgewater, & Morgan Stanley have "internal disagreements" but come together to support their collective interests when it comes to lobbying for specific policies.
You don't need to posit the "Conspiracy Theory Model" of a pyramid operating from the shadows-- it's really much more banal than that-- "it's just business"-- "always has been"-- none of them are on "your side" unless you have as much money as they do.
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Cops on the Street & Cops on the Tweets

I don't see any difference personally.
"Discourse Policing" serves the same purpose as police-- & might be worse because, as Jesus said, Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
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24 Sep
Stop doing whatever you think is important & read the collected works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, George Chapman, Philip Sidney, John Donne, Ben Jonson, John Milton, William Wordsworth, William Blake, Lord Byron, Keats, Shelley... you're welcome.
No one is keeping culture from you-- English Literature is ubiquitously available in collected form-- for free-- compiled in comprehensive folios, in library editions being sold for pennies, some for free (paying shipping only), & no one is stopping you from this.
If you do this-- if you read everything written by all of these poets-- you will be better educated than any PhD in English Literature. Not a single one has read all of these things. No one reads all of this anymore. It's too powerful-- it's more consciousness altering than DMT.
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There are white supremacists but theyre a minority & the majority of the “far right activists” code themselves as “Christian Identitarians” & draw from Templar imagery & Latin American style clerical fascism not Teutonic Aryan Esotericism
"Marxist-Leninist-Maoism isnt a problem because whatever violence is going on doesnt correspond with the particular anachronistic image of a maoist redguards or the KGB i have in mind"

You’re getting dunked on because it’s the same sort of wide brush that the “right” uses
It’s best to be hyper-specific in these cases because conflating Christian Identitarians with White Supremacists is a hermeutic that leads to silliness the way conflating radlibs with maoists does. They operate on different presuppositions & have totally different goals.
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