Why is it so hard for NRx to be cohesive, on the same page?
This is the subreddit that should have existed all along. Nemester is like the archetypical arrogant forum moderator who abuses his power and has no self awareness.
I feel personally embarrassed having read that email exchange and discovering that his most sincere problem that he was willing to go to war with Hestia over was the fact that they refused to obey his completely arbitrary absurd rules concerned text length.
I will also point out that his actions and flipping out at the idea of certain inconsequential rules not being followed are the classic hallmarks of being on the autism spectrum.
Delete this post if you wish mods, because it only feeds the drama, but I had one of my posts auto-removed by the brevity-bot there (it was just a twitter link) because it triggered his minimal character rules. I decided to message him with ‘>implying lack of brevity is a substitute for quality’ and made it be known that he was, in my opinion, an utter fag, for which I received a ban.
“We respect Atavisionary’s work, but found him difficult to work with. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
–This is the Official (non-ironic) Position of Hestia Society
I’ll let this comment stand, but mods won’t tolerate any drama escalation here. And certainly no personal attacks on Atavisionary/Nemester.
The problem is there are big intellectual egos at stake, which are prone to clashing. We all want to be right; we all want to be ‘kings’ of our own little intellectual fiefdoms. We don’t want to be subordinate to a higher power or authority, but unfortunately that makes cohesion or organization difficult, if not impossible. The evolution of ideas should bear similarity to biological evolution, with ‘good’ ideas supplanting ‘worse’ ones, but this requires that the ‘worse’ ones at least be voluntarily discarded. For-profit organizations are cohesive because there are common, shared goals, and insubordination is punished, but there is also an incentive to conform and be loyal, both financially and socially: promotion and reminiscences. Major parties like the ‘Democrats’ and ‘Republicans’ also work, despite being non-profit, because they have a lot of rank-and-file members of average IQ that are willing to conform with the agenda, but getting smarter people, where everyone is their own ‘king’, to conform is like herding cats. From the early 80’s up all the way until 2008, when the neocon hegemony imploded, neocons dominated the Republican party, with other variants pushed to the fringe until only much later with the rise of the Tea Party and later, Trump. For Democrats, it’s always been ‘neoliberals’ in charge, with welfare liberals being the minority. In either case, dissent within a large organization isn’t discohesive, because the the ideological majority so overwhelmingly larger than the dissenters that the the dissenters can be easily ignored. NRx, however, is much smaller, which makes it harder to establish an overwhelmingly dominant narrative and or agenda, besides a shared dislike of egalitarianism and democracy. However, there is much disagreement, such as pacifism vs. action, or how billionaire tech libertarians like Peter Thiel, who has expressed criticism of democracy, can possibly be ideologically integrated, or if they should be rejected…Techno-commercialists like Thiel support free markets, technological modernity, and free trade, despite opposing democracy and egalitarianism. NRx has always been more abstract, cerebral, and decentralized than your typical action-based political movement, which is part of it’s appeal to some extent because you get a much higher level of discourse, but as of 2015 has been trying to coalesce into something more closely resembling a ‘movement’, but this is proving difficult, not too surprisingly.