The following enemy article shows that rightists and False Leftists have more in common than True Leftists and False Leftists:
Why do they hate Elon Musk? The head of Tesla and SpaceX should be a progressive hero.
Because True Leftists are not progressives:
Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company Tesla should thrill progressives who worry about the planet.
It is possible to worry about the planet without being progressive. Indeed, to the extent that harm to the planet has been largely caused by progress over the last few centuries, the only environmentalists who are progressives are those idiots who think that a problem caused by progress should be solved with more progress:
True Leftists want a world without cars, not a world where internal combustion engine cars are merely replaced with electric cars. Where does the electricity come from? Even a 100% solar-powered electric car is still worse than no car at all, since it is heavier. The heavier something is, the more energy expenditure is required to move it, period. Anyone who finds this concept difficult to understand should try walking a certain distance, and then compare that with pushing a car the same distance.
President Obama toured SpaceX HQ with Mr. Musk, and he’s hardly a conservative. Mr. Musk endorsed Democrat Andrew Yang in the 2020 presidential campaign and supports a Universal Basic Income. Republicans don’t hate him, either. Democrats and Republicans support him at about equal rates, which is rare in a partisan age.
True Leftists despise Obama as a coward and consider Yang a False Leftist:
It is also extremely unlikely that we will like anyone whom Republicans do not hate. As such, Musk’s social credentials are in our eyes just more reasons for us to hate him.
Elon Musk appeared in the movies Iron Man 2 and Machete Kills as a smart, socially conscious CEO who was saving the world. He represented the ascendant “creative class” — the pragmatic, progressive, environmentally friendly elite who think globally and aren’t held back by old-fashioned nationalism. Elon Musk is even an immigrant.
True Leftists are old-fashioned nationalists (ie. anti-colonialists). One of our most-used words is “decolonization”, which is old-fashioned nationalist vocabulary.
Musk as an individual should, no different than any other individual, be allowed to live in whichever country he wants to live in. The problem is that Musk, despite knowing he is descended from an Apartheid South African bloodline, indeed even by his own account an especially low-quality one:
Musk has become estranged from his father, whom he has described as “a terrible human being… Almost every evil thing you could possibly think of, he has done.”
nevertheless chose to reproduce. With that decision, he voluntarily forfeited the benefit-of-doubt based on which we had previously been willing to treat him purely as an individual. Henceforth he must be treated as “white”. (And, for that matter, as his father’s son. Anyone who claims to hate their parents but who voluntarily reproduces is lying.)
Musk “environmentally friendly”???
What makes Elon Musk “dangerous?” Historically, progressivism is about “problem-solving.” A managerial elite uses state power to end poverty, war, and racial disparities. During the George W. Bush years, many leftists called themselves the “reality-based community.” “New Atheists” such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens became heroes for the Party of Science. Engineers like Elon Musk would stop climate change with new technology.
Progressives thought the same thing about race. Bad policies and prejudice caused inequality. Education would “solve” racism. Freedom of speech would break old habits.
That was the False Left. We of the True Left were always hostile to New Atheism, as it tried to encourage dismissiveness towards ancient religions as a whole. We opposed Bush’s wars, but for different reasons than the False Left did. They were opposed to interventionism. We, in contrast, argued that the US should intervene only in support of the correct side. (Hence we strongly supported Clinton’s bombing of Serbia, and still hope for a future US-led military invasion of Israel.)
True Leftist anti-racism is not about equality, but about exterminating racists. We do not believe in equality: racists are inferior to anti-racists. We also do not believe education can end racism: racists are racists by blood, hence must be prohibited from reproducing if racism is to end:
However, over the last few years, American progressivism became more like a religion, unleashing what we call “Woke Culture.” Yesterday’s heroes are today’s villains. In 2018, Vox said Sam Harris was part of the “Intellectual Dark Web,” a movement close to the Alt Right. Christopher Hitchens did his career a huge favor by dying, because he would certainly be “canceled” today.
In other words, we succeeded.
Rather than trying to solve racial disparities in intelligence and academic achievement, some schools are abolishing advanced classes.
Because we want less Western civilization, not more.
As for “racism,” it can’t be cured, since all whites are racist no matter what we do.
An individual with “white” parents who voluntarily refrains from reproducing would not be considered racist, or even “white”.
Even if whites were gone, the battle would rage on between mixed-race people and non-whites.
Elon Musk is a man who wants to solve problems. His girlfriend, the musician known as Grimes, defends his occasional offensiveness, noting that his life is about “making travel/house power etc. sustainable and green.” However, the new progressives are not the flawed but optimistic technocrats of the Kennedy administration, or even the Obama administration. They are believers championing a faith. The problems they oppose not only can’t be solved but aren’t supposed to be solved. Ending racism would end an entire industry just as ending the doctrine of sin would end the clergy.
No one who actually knows the True Left well would claim we do not want to solve problems. The difference between our idea of problem-solving and Musk’s is that his is about preserving the cause of a given problem while circumventing undesirable consequences, whereas ours is about eliminating the cause. Take travel: Musk wants people to keep travelling as much as they are currently used to doing (or actually incomparably more, as he promotes space travel FFS!), whereas we want people to travel less, and moreover we want fewer people in existence who may or may not do any travelling in the first place.
The key is the word “sustainable”. Musk is about making evil sustainable. We are about destroying evil, especially sustainable evils precisely because they are sustainable and hence will not end without conscious action to destroy them:
As those who know us well are also aware, we do not enjoy having to be activists. Nothing would please us more than being able to stop being activists. But that would require solving the problems first.
Are we meant to solve problems or to complain? Do we strive upward or accept decline? Elon Musk stands for the former; progressives stand for the latter.
We are meant to solve problems, not make them sustainable. We have a duty to complain when evil is made sustainable instead of punished.
Do we strive to return to where we were before the problems were created by the (Western) desire for progress, or do we accept progress? We stand for the former; Elon Musk stands for the latter. (So stop calling us “progressives”! Musk is the progressive!)
Consider this from Bernie Sanders.
Space travel is an exciting idea, but right now we need to focus on Earth and create a progressive tax system so that children don’t go hungry, people are not homeless and all Americans have healthcare. The level of inequality in America is obscene and a threat to our democracy.
It is clear from Sanders’ language that he would support space travel as soon as his more immediate priorities are taken care of. Sanders is just another False Leftist:
Space travel is not “exciting”, it is horrifying. (It is also a uniquely Western idea.) We do not support democracy either. (Democracy is another uniquely Western idea.) Indeed, we figured out that Sanders was a Westerner just from his inferior aesthetical tastes:
Elon Musk says he is “accumulating resources to help make life multiplanetary & extend the light of consciousness to the stars.”
Bernie Sanders wants higher taxes to end hunger, homelessness, and bad health care, and says inequality threatens “our democracy.” We must choose: greatness or equality.
We choose neither. We choose heroism: KILLING WESTERN CIVILIZATION.
No. The purpose of life is to build something greater than ourselves. … The true Right is the pursuit of greatness.
If the “purpose” of life is to build something greater than ourselves, then what is the “purpose” of that greater thing you build? By the same logic, it could only be to built something even greater than itself. And so on. Since this sequence logically has no completion point, how can it be called a “purpose”? It is merely hubris:
The True Left is the pursuit of eliminating Homo Hubris. Unlike the rightist bullshitting above, a completion point for out pursuit can be trivially defined: when the last one has been eliminated. This is what an actual purpose looks like.
Finally, I have a special gift for our readers. Years ago, I wrote:
Now I present our enemies’ official concession statement:
In this sense, Marxists were more authentically “right-wing” than many Republicans. Marxists thought outdated theories were holding back human potential, and Marx wrote that money “distorted” real value. “I am ugly, but I can buy for myself the most beautiful of women,” he said in 1844. Capitalism alienated workers. In The German Ideology, he wrote that under communism, a man could “hunt in the morning, rear cattle in the afternoon, criticize after dinner.” Communism would free people and make them better.
The first country to launch a satellite or put a man in space was the USSR.
And this is why we (who understood the above all along – note in particular Marx’s blood memory) have emphasized that we are anti-Marxist. I am always happy to reach academic agreement with our enemies. Now we are just waiting for the rest of the leftist scene to catch up with us. We even have a waiting room: