—“Yarvin is intellectually above something so pedestrian as detailing an actionable solution. His IQ is too high for that. He knows that changing the way people think will change their actions more reliably than simply shouting “do this!” and being right. ….Yarvin herds his readers into intellectual movements. He created NRx out of whole cloth. Now he is going to embed NRx into the mainstream. His cultural associations foreshadow the success of his new project, and perhaps signify a specific anointment to the cause.
Sure, this isn’t the revolution. This is just a learning opportunity.”— Zachary Miller
I know you’re a fan. I have equally devoted fans. But because of my method I will always and everywhere have fewer fans, because the rigor is simply too difficult and costly an investment. Yarvin took a different approach – literary rather than scientific. It’s a tried and true method.
He doesn’t have an IQ any higher than mine that’s for sure. One has to choose one’s rhetorical model, and he uses narrative engagement, historical analogy, empathy and suggestion, rather than declarative testable statements independent of empathy and sympathy.
Let’s see what he does. I’m betting it’s the same message and technique recommending the same solution. If he sues for separation and competition I’ll be very pleasantly surprised.
If he only succeeds in creating a frame for the three dimensions of the political triangle and popularizing it that will be enough.