If you were persuaded or reasoned from normiedom into the dissident right, it's easy to lose track of that process, and then assault those in the middle for their lameness

But never lose sight that you *were* talked into it: and it took more milquetoast types to get you there
Consider also that the "pipeline" is constantly fracturing: either breaking back toward the establishment (or with "Breadtube) even full leftism), or toward our ranks instead, as they either go deeper, or retreat towards the more comfortable position
In the current age, the center is the least stable point (what even is the "center" now, when everything is realigning?), because this is an age of extremes, and so people walk up to the brink, and then fracture towards the extremes—usually, but not always, to our side
So when you see a person that is *moving towards* our side, but still rife with unshed assumptions that they were born and bred with, I always consider this a friend, on the friend/enemy distinction: because they *are* shedding those assumptions
As others watch them progress through that shedding process, they will follow it also: because they are, in that moment, being reasoned into it *by watching it before their own eyes*

Just as we did, before the people we were watching broke our way, or retreated back to the other
Since redpills break 80/20 our way, of those who take more and those who spit them out—anyone to the left of us, but is dispensing redpills, is a friend

But they'll break one way or the other soon anyway. So when you speak to them, it's not to *them*, but to their audience
The idea is two-fold: if they're moving toward you, they are almost certainly not an enemy, but a friend

And remember that before you swung this way, people like us seemed *insane* to you until you moved closer this way: but that it took a process
If you lead a thirsty horse to water? It *will* drink. For it wants the stream, and will come back to it, and will drink more deeply, unless you shove its head under the water it before it's filled.

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