Clown World Chronicles: What Is ‘Oversocialisation’?

In Industrial Society and its Future, author Ted Kaczynski analyses at length the psychology of the modern leftist. One of the phrases he uses is ‘oversocialisation’. It’s necessary to understand this concept if one is to understand Clown World behaviour.

‘Socialisation’ is what psychologists call the process of being conditioned into one’s place in society. The human animal has changed little over the past 20,000 years, so all babies are born savages. Only by a lengthy process of mimicry and conditioning, spanning many years, do they learn to behave in a manner acceptable to civilisation.

During the socialisation process, people learn to resist their natural violent and sexual impulses. We learn to seek consent before engaging in either. We even learn to pre-empt violence by being polite and forgiving. The socialisation process transforms us from barbarian to civilised.

Many behavioural problems stem from being undersocialised, particularly with regards to the aforementioned violent and sexual impulses. A person who is undersocialised may not be aware that they cause harm to other people by forcing their urges on them, or they may not care. In this sense they are like wild animals.

However, as Kaczynski understood, many behavioural problems also stem from being oversocialised. It has been noted elsewhere that the socialisation process creates an urge to conform. Problems arise in Clown World society because people are more socialised than ever. This has led to a stronger urge to conform than ever.

Before Clown World, people did many more things to unsocialise themselves. They went hiking, hunting, fishing, camping or just for a walk by themselves through their neighbourhood streets. This time away from other people offered a chance to come back to reality, to be socialised by Nature.

There, they learned from observing the various animals, birds, fish and insects, and from observing the daily and the seasonal changes in the environment, how Nature works. Truths such as the fact that all forms are transitory, or that no two things are the same, or the importance of kin, became deeply internalised.

Even when at home, people used to spend much more time alone on account of that there was no social media to connect them to anyone else. A lot of that time was spent working on projects alone, with no-one observing and judging. The result of this moderate level of socialisation was a healthy, balanced self-esteem.

Today, a person is socialised through screentime from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to bed. The largest change of all is that they now get instant feedback on all of their thoughts and behaviours. As such, the average person worries more than ever before about what other people think of them.

This preoccupation with what other people think of them has led to an extreme form of neuroticism. This has had society-wide consequences. One of the most prominent is an increased psychological malleability. The average person is now so neurotic that the slightest sign of approval from an authority grants a powerful sense of relief. This conditions them to seek approval even harder.

The oversocialisation process has produced a large number of people who are completely unable to think outside the box, a generation of teacher’s pets. They are too afraid to say or do anything original in case someone expresses disapproval. This disapproval would represent a mortal wound to their egos.

As Kaczynski put it, “the oversocialized person is kept on a psychological leash and spends his life running on rails that society has laid down for him.” It can be understood from this that oversocialisation is akin to a form of brainwashing. Clown World is – even though it’s not spoken aloud – a totalitarian system, and as such it seeks to control every last thought of its subjects.

Explaining oversocialisation goes a long way to explaining why there are so many baizuos, gutmenschen, soyboys and other weaklings in Clown World. Many of these people would have been normal if they’d spent more time in the wilderness hiking or hunting. But because they have always been immersed in the urban world, the natural world is known to them only by YouTube.

It’s not that the world needs more violence and uninvited sexuality. What it does need is a higher quality of socialisation, instead of quantity. Instead of a paranoid state of permanent moral alertness, we need to learn to know ourselves, so that we can intelligently transmute our impulses into correct action.

The chief problem is that the rulers of Clown World are perfectly happy with oversocialisation. In a society as corrupt as this one, the greatest threat to the ruling class comes not from the outside, but from the people. So the rulers are more interested in keeping the masses down than they are in strengthening the nation to resist external threats.

The answer is not anarcho-primitivism but a return to a more nature-based way of living. Clown World will end sooner or later, probably when the cheap oil runs out, which will make big city consumerism impossible. This might see the population of the West move out of the cities and spread across the land, going back to a village model.

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This article is an excerpt from Clown World Chronicles, a book about the insanity of life in the post-Industrial West. This is being compiled by Vince McLeod for an expected release in the middle of 2020.

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Metaphysical Abolitionism

The term ‘abolitionism’ refers to the political movement that sought to abolish chattel slavery. It was a popular term in the 19th century, when first the British and later the Americans made it illegal to own other people. However, as this essay will examine, the battle against slavery merely shifted to a different front – the metaphysical one.

Controlling slaves physically is a major undertaking. They have to be shackled so as to not escape the plantation, and beaten or whipped so as to not shirk labour. Plantation owners in the antebellum South found themselves spending a great deal of their profits on keeping their slaves in line. Slave rebellions were common.

Eventually, the slave owners realised, it was unnecessary to keep people in chains and shackles when they could simply control their minds and their spirits. Controlling the minds and spirits of the slaves meant that the slave owners controlled all of their actions anyway, without having to physically abuse them and generate resentment or risk rebellion.

The enslavement of the mind and the spirit is linked to the Silver Right and the Golden Right of alt centrism. Simply put, a people cannot be free unless they’re both free to think for themselves and free to reconnect with God. The metaphysical abolitionist demands the removal of any obstacle preventing these two goals from being achieved.

Enslaving the mind, however, is the expertise of the Western ruling class. This they achieve through control of the popular narrative.

Ever since the publication of Edward Bernays’s Propaganda in 1928, the ruling elites have structured the education and media systems to both condition people to feel bad for questioning the popular narrative, and to feel good for enforcing that narrative on those who question it. The end product is a country of willing slaves, as submissive as any other herd animal.

The first step to inducing a population into trusting the mainstream media is to pacify them through the education system. 12 years of schooling is enough to condition most people into believing that questioning the popular narrative is an act of evil, and only by going along with it can happiness be found. It’s a simple matter of punishing those who ask questions and rewarding those who submit.

Controlling the popular narrative through the mainstream media means that Western elites control the permissible boundaries of thought. By normalising certain topics of discussion through repeated media exposure, they abnormalise others. The term ‘Overton window’ refers to that range of political positions that have been thus legitimised.

Any idea expressed in the mainstream media is legitimate; any idea not expressed in the mainstream media is illegitimate. If the elites really don’t like an idea, they simply instruct the talking heads on the television to describe supporters of that idea as ‘conspiracy theorists’. By discouraging unwanted lines of reasoning, the elites can keep people going around in circles, chasing mental phantoms like rats on a wheel.

The results of this widespread brainwashing are easily noted. The ruling elites merely have to broadcast the necessity of something over the television, and the masses will fall unquestioningly in line. If a talking head on the television says that Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11, the masses will demand his destruction. If the talking head says to wear a mask to prevent coronavirus, the masses obey.

The metaphysical abolitionist opposes all of this. Metaphysical abolitionism demands that people be allowed to think freely. So a metaphysical abolitionist will reject the importance of mainstream schooling, will discourage the consumption of the mass media and will encourage people to consume alternative media of all kinds. Their favourite thing is people getting together, away from normies, to discuss what the truth really is.

However, even if we did manage to break the psychological conditioning that enslaves our minds, there is a greater challenge.

Our minds may have been enslaved for a hundred years, but our spirits have been enslaved for even longer – ever since Christians destroyed the Eleusinian Mysteries in the 4th Century A.D. Since then, we’ve been the slaves of those who would tell us lies about God. The metaphysical abolitionist opposes this and wishes for the spirits of all people to be free.

In the same way that the ruling elites can engender intellectual submission by restricting intellectual expression to a range of harmless ideas, they can engender spiritual submission by restricting spiritual expression to a range of pointless superstitious dogmas. The humiliation engendered by forcing people to worship an idol of Rabbi Yeshua ben Yosef instead of God has the effect of inducing passivity. With spiritual slavery follows slavery of every other kind.

Although humans have been using spiritual sacraments such as cannabis and psilocybin to reconnect with God for thousands of years, their use is mostly illegal in the modern West. The laws prohibiting them are explained to us as laws protecting the people’s mental health, but this is a total lie.

The truth is that cannabis and psilocybin are illegal because they are spiritual sacraments.

All spiritual people know that the truth will set you free, so those who would enslave the spirit must tell lies. Spiritual sacraments such as cannabis and psilocybin teach people the spiritual truths about reality: that consciousness is eternal and that God not only exists but also wishes the best for us. These sacraments have been made illegal so that the common people remain blind to the lies of the elites.

Spiritually speaking, the vast bulk of the population divides neatly into two halves: the slaves who follow whatever mainstream religion is pushed on them as children, and the malcontents who, recognising the mainstream dogma to be lies, reject the question of spirituality entirely. Genuine spiritual seekers – those who reject both the “Christian” label and the “atheist” label – are thus marginalised.

Metaphysical abolitionism demands that the human spirit be as free as the human body. This requires that people have free access to whatever spiritual sacrament they feel will help them reconnect with God. All spiritual sacraments must be legal and readily available: cannabis, psilocybin, LSD, DMT – the lot.

In summary, the metaphysical abolitionist advocates for free speech, free thought and for the annihilation of dogmatic religious strictures. This is to advocate for free minds and free spirits. The abolition of chattel slavery has been achieved already, at least in the West. It’s time to achieve the abolition of a much more insidious form of slavery, that of our minds and spirits.

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VJMP Reads: Free Speech Under Attack I

The next edition of the VJMP Reads column is Free Speech Under Attack. This book is a compilation of essays written by New Zealand authors with an interest in liberty.

The book is published by Tross Publishing, who appear to have an interest in anti-Establishment material (much like VJM Publishing).

The first chapter is ‘The Struggle For Free Speech’ by Jeremy Fisher. Here, Fisher outlines the history of speech suppression efforts since the 13the century. The Church has played a major role, requiring that people apply for a licence to print books. 16th century England restricted the printing of books to a guild, lest the wrong person print some.

Fisher recounts that many American colonies were founded by people who had been persecuted for their opinions in Europe. Suppression of speech was sophisticated, using a system of licences and stamp duties to pre-empt dissent. Political parties used the law to suppress the free expression of their opponents.

The second chapter is ‘Preparing the Ground to destroy Free Speech’, also by Jeremy Fisher. Here Fisher describes the authoritarian mindset of the opponents to free speech. The authorities push political correctness to make people easier to control. Thinking follows speech, so if they ban the speech they ban the thoughts.

Fisher labels political correctness as a form of totalitarianism that must be destroyed. He describes the role that organisations such as the Anti-Defamation League, the Southern Poverty Law Centre and Antifa play in suppressing free speech.

The third chapter is also by Fisher, and is called ‘The Deception of Hate Speech’. The chapter recounts the efforts of organisations like the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation to fight free speech under the guise of fighting xenophobia and hatred. Most of the examples of free speech suppression listed here come from Britain, which, as VJMP has previously argued, is fucked anyway.

Many religious ideologies, in particular Islam, have seized upon the hate speech laws to stifle criticism. Islamists have managed to reinstate blasphemy laws under the guise of hate speech laws. Fisher ends the chapter with the conclusion that the purpose of hate speech laws is to stifle dissent.

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Clown World Chronicles: What Is ‘Anarcho-Tyranny’?

Clown World is paradoxical in many ways. On the one hand, there is the disintegration into total chaos, but on the other, there is the imposition of a suffocating degree of order. This paradox can be resolved once it is understood as anarcho-tyranny.

There are many different kinds of anarchism. As anyone who has spent any time with anarchists knows, none of them can agree on anything. This has led to anarchists breaking up into a kaleidoscope of different subgroups: anarcho-communists, anarcho-capitalists, anarcho-syndicalists, anarcho-nihilists, anarcho-homicidalists and more.

Like ‘anarcho-nihilism’, people don’t usually identify with the term ‘anarcho-tyranny’. It’s normally applied from the outside. Anarcho-tyranny was first discussed by philosopher Sam Francis, who attributed the apparent decay of society to mass immigration.

Francis’s logic was that multiculturalism inevitably leads to disputes over moral values, and the discord that follows is exploited by tyrants. Political freedom depends on people having enough in common to agree on what freedom means. Absent those commonalities, law and order can only be kept by force. This echoes the words of Aristotle some 2,300 years earlier, who noted that multicultural societies ended up as tyrannies.

Mass immigration is one of the major causes of Clown World, as it is has led directly to a decrease in kin intensity, and thereby to a major decrease in solidarity between any two randomly-chosen people. This decrease in solidarity has led to an increase in self-interested behaviours. This selfishness has been exploited for votes by a venal ruling class, and they have used the resulting power to enforce anarcho-tyranny.

Whatever its root causes, anarcho-tyranny can be defined as a political and judicial system wherein everything is illegal, but the ruling class only enforces the law if they want to send a message to someone they don’t like.

The ‘anarcho’ comes from that there is no proper law enforcement. Practically any law can be ignored as long as you’re on the right team. The ‘tyranny’ comes from that law enforcement is applied in an arbitrary and biased fashion, and usually to destroy the enemies of the tyrants.

The characteristic feature of anarcho-tyranny is that actual criminals don’t get punished in proportion to the suffering they have caused, but political enemies get punished extravagantly for the smallest misstep.

Perhaps the best recent example comes from New Zealand.

A man named Philip Arps was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment last year for sharing a video of the Christchurch mosque shooting. Even though the act of sharing the video didn’t harm anyone, Arps is a white nationalist and therefore on the wrongthinkers list. As such, he was given an extremely heavy sentence.

In September 2020, by contrast, a man named Marcus Barker was sentenced to home detention for the crime of sex trafficking a child. The sex trafficking of children is an act that causes unfathomable suffering; almost everyone has the wit to tell you that sex trafficking of children is a worse crime than sharing a video.

Under anarcho-tyranny, however, the severity of a crime depends not on the degree of suffering caused, but whether the crime served the interests of the ruling class. The elites don’t share mosque shooting videos, but they are into raping children.

Near New Zealand is the Australian state of Victoria, which also offers an example of anarcho-tyranny.

Victorian Police arrested and handcuffed a pregnant woman in front of her own children for promoting an anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne. This was part of a series of pre-emptive arrests of protest organisers. Police in that state have vowed to stop any and all anti-lockdown protesting, with Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius even calling the organisers “the tinfoil hat-wearing brigade”.

But Black Lives Matter ran a massive Melbourne protest that June, and the Victorian Police didn’t lift a finger. In fact, they took a knee to the protesters. This is despite that the coronavirus pandemic was already in full swing, and therefore that the BLM protests were no less dangerous than the anti-lockdown protests.

Similar situations prevail in Britain and in America. In Britain, people get arrested for offensive FaceBook posts while child grooming gangs escape investigation, and in America BLM mobs are running wild in areas that local law enforcement have abandoned.

This is anarcho-tyranny in practice: anyone pro-Establishment is allowed to assemble and to break the law without sanction, but anyone anti-Establishment is not even entitled to the rights that they are supposedly guaranteed by human rights legislation.

As Clown World intensifies, anarcho-tyranny will get to the point where mobs run rampant in major Western cities with no opposition from law enforcement. At the same time, people will start to get imprisoned for criticism of their government. Both bad chaos and bad order will reign over their good opposites. This could be said to be peak Clown World, and what happens then is anyone’s guess.

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This article is an excerpt from Clown World Chronicles, a book about the insanity of life in the post-Industrial West. This is being compiled by Vince McLeod for an expected release in the middle of 2020.

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