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Monday, October 26, 2015

The Most Dangerous Book in America

A new book review of SJWs Always Lie:
It begins with a primer on the forces of intolerance and thought control that are currently active in today's society, and provides a revealing look at the hearts and minds of those at the forefront of shutting down open and honest debate. It uses the on-going saga of GamerGate to provide an in-depth analysis of one front in the culture war, and to illustrate the standard playbook of those who prosecute the modern day Salem Witch Trials. The book then segues into effective counter-strategies that can be used against them. Generally the counter-strategies are defensive in nature, but if practiced on a wide-spread scale by individuals and small groups, they result in a powerful offensive strategy capable of pushing back against the totalitarians in our midst.

While the background and tactical studies portions of the book are worth the cover price, the real value of this book lies in its clarion call to like-minded individuals who have long been silenced by the insidious tactics of those who would outlaw dissent. The seemingly endless string of successes by those who support destructive public policies can often lead to feelings of resignation and cynicism among those who oppose the modern day tyranny of censorship, but this book underlain by an energizing message of hope and optimism meant to inspire the reader to fight the good fight, and by that measure it is a wild success.

It may not directly inspire an earth-shaking demonstration that single-handedly changes the world, but it is easy to imagine "SJWs Always Lie" inspiring countless acts of quiet resistance that together add up to a powerful and undeniable pushback against the entire culture of thought-crimes. In that way, this book helps serve as a bellows heating up the spark of freedom that still lurks in the hearts of all men, which - if we are lucky - will fan the flames of an honest debate between those who hold a defense of truth, real justice, and the American way against those who believe the spread of lies, false justice, and slavery are virtues.

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52 Comments:

Blogger Markku October 26, 2015 8:03 PM  

I am amazed that even today, it has constantly gone from out of stock to in stock, several times. One might think that by now, they'd have a good idea about the needed buffer stock.

Blogger Markku October 26, 2015 8:06 PM  

And this is hilarious: Someone is selling his used copy for $49.54

Blogger Markku October 26, 2015 8:07 PM  

Though it's nothing compared to AToB.

"4 New from $598.18"

Blogger James Dixon October 26, 2015 8:38 PM  

Vox's books are collector's items? Who knew? I wonder what I can get for my copy of TRotGD. :)

Blogger Mr.MantraMan October 26, 2015 8:40 PM  

Truth and Freedom

Blogger Anchorman October 26, 2015 9:04 PM  

Hard copy just shipped.

Blogger VFM 188 October 26, 2015 9:21 PM  

I keep on saying...This Book Is Important! I tell Markku, Shut Up Markku! The Dark Lord remonstrates and says "You're not helping." And yet this little tome is becoming a...civilizational tonic. A crucial clarion at the just the right time, a written analog in the culture wars to Donald Trump in the political sphere.

Yes.

Blogger Forrest Bishop October 26, 2015 9:27 PM  

@2. Markku
And this is hilarious: Someone is selling his used copy for $49.54

Out come the pom poms again- It isn't me, yet, though I have threatened to. I like the $598.18 price point better anyways. More absolutely free business advice- is there a way to make print on demand into 1st, 2nd, etc. printings? Yeah, it might seem cheesy now, but it might not later. /Cheese.

Repeat of prior. If you search Wiki for "Social Justice Warrior" it redirects to Social Justice- but there was a separate SJW page until a few months ago. Now "a bunch of, though less than one half" of the notes for "Social Justice" are about #gamergate! We learn that SJW became a derogatory term around 2010! Mining the edit pages turns up other interesting things. Congrats again to #gamergate and to SJWAL!

Notes from the current Social Justice page on Wiki.
49. "Gamers Misogynistic? Some Certainly Are". Irish Times. 18 October 2014. "The term "social justice warrior" GamerGate: A Closer Look...
50. "The Only Guide to Gamergate You Will Ever Need to Read". The Washington Post. 14 October 2014...
51. Johnson, Eric (10 October 2014). "Understanding the Jargon of Gamergate"...
52. North, Anna (29 August 2014). "Why a Video Game Critic Was Forced to Flee Her home". The New York Times...
53. Ringo, Allegra (28 August 2014). "Meet the Female Gamer Mascot Born of Anti-Feminist Internet Drama". Vice. ...SJWs don't hold strong principles, but they pretend to...

From View History tab, searching on "warrior"-
14:51, 19 September 2015‎ Aquillion (talk | contribs)‎ . . (51,559 bytes) (-66)‎ . . (Merging social justice warrior section into criticism section.
10:11, 18 September 2015‎ PeterTheFourth (talk | contribs)‎ . . (48,865 bytes) (-3,876)‎ . . (Folding 'social justice warrior' section into history with a short definition) (undo)

22:22, 30 July 2015‎ Liz (talk | contribs)‎ . . (52,654 bytes) (-51)‎ . . (→‎Social justice warrior: More representative quote) (undo)
Social justice warrior
The term social justice warrior has been used to describe people who pursue social justice by attacking existing social norms and programs who are "subjected to close scrutiny and often acts of violence." [61]


This phrase is missing from the current entry. So between July 30, 2015 and Sept 19, 2015 (5 years after 2010) the term SJW was turned from a positive descriptor into an insult on Wiki, then said insult backdated to 2010. Scalzi didn't get the memo. What was the launch date of SJWAL?

Blogger Markku October 26, 2015 9:31 PM  

is there a way to make print on demand into 1st, 2nd, etc. printings?

We could add "2nd printing" to the cover pdf, but that would be incredibly dishonest. It wouldn't really mean anything, it would be just means to nerf the value of all the books printed after a certain point in time. Not gonna do it.

Blogger Markku October 26, 2015 9:33 PM  

The difference between us, #188, is that _I_ actually can shut _you_ up.

Blogger VFM 188 October 26, 2015 9:34 PM  

Thoughts from the review: This book fans the flames of those who defend truth, real justice, and the American way against those who say lies, false justice, and slavery are virtues.

Yes.

Blogger Forrest Bishop October 26, 2015 9:50 PM  

@9. Markku
We could add "2nd printing" to the cover pdf, but... Not gonna do it.

Thereby demonstrating the value of free! business advice from without. I shut myself up. Oh- but about that cover design...

Blogger Aeoli Pera October 26, 2015 9:51 PM  

I overheard an Asian guy and a white guy whispering about SJW tactics in the university library. Also slashdot seems to have become an unsafe space for these folks particularly.

Gamergate, man. Who saw that coming?

Blogger automatthew October 26, 2015 10:10 PM  

188, you're very annoying. You clearly have no idea what the constraints are in publishing this book. You have now been told by three people who DO know that you're not helping.

So shut up already.

Blogger VFM 188 October 26, 2015 10:12 PM  

The positive Amazon reviews continue. It's worth going back periodically just to read the latest. Consider these words just from the last few days:

* Got me so worked up that I couldn't go to sleep; SUPERB expose of the hypocrites we tolerate.

* A well written and hard hitting critique of the typical behavior of social justice warriors. Day is an astute judge of his enemy and how best to confront him.

* This book is a must-buy for anyone who sees the noxious social environment around and simply thinks - "enough."

* Excellent analysis of these psychopaths.

Blogger Cail Corishev October 26, 2015 10:17 PM  

Allow me to make it four: your monomania on this is downright weird. I don't know what it's really about, but you're in danger of being labeled "That weird guy who keeps saying that one thing over and over." Don't be that guy.

Blogger MidKnight (#138) October 26, 2015 10:18 PM  

@Aeoli

Slashdot? Became "Not Safe"? When? I gave up wasting time there a long time ago due to the tide of clueless (self -proclaimed" "smart set".

Blogger Koanic October 26, 2015 10:27 PM  

There is an hidden and an obvious overlap between Vox's Alpha Game sociosexual hierarchy and SJWs Always Lie. The obvious one is that the Voxian gamma is far more likely to eschew direct hierarchy dominance competition in favor of holier-than-thou passive aggressive signaling and outgrouping.

This ties back to my critique of Vox's hierarchy. While that hierarchy functions well as a rough proxy for performance in neurotypical society, it actually hides significant biomoral variance. The two axes I've proposed are honor-dishonor and hierarchy-flat.

We all have a pretty good idea of what honor-dishonor means, but hierarchy-flat is a bit less obvious. In support, I offer an example of how the excitement of flat startup culture quickly becomes unwieldy as size grows past 30.

How is status processed in a flat hierarchy? We turn once again to sociobiology for the answer - prestige is an alternative mechanic to dominance.

Thus Vox's hierarchy tends to ignore the honor-flat prestige-based human variant, which has analogues in the African babbler and the Barbary Macaque.

Vox has recognized one unprincipled exception to his sociosexual hierarchy - the sigma - in order to account for the example with which he is most familiar - himself.

The sigma has high prestige and dominance but (in Vox's case) prefers not to participate in the neurotypical hierarchy, because the neurotypical hierarchy is too dishonor-hierarchical and vapid for his tastes.

I propose that there are many more cases where Vox's sociosexual hierarchy would benefit from adjustment. For example, the average delta bar thug gets the occasional girl, and the diligent delta programmer also gets the occasional girl. However, the former is dishonor-hierarchical and the latter is honor-flat. They are thus entirely different creatures. The former will probably respond with submission to Vox, whereas the latter may become offended at Vox's more dominance-emphasizing honor-hierarchical nature.

This explains many an exchange between honor-hierarchical red-piller and honor-flat SJW. The SJW wins under his biomoral rules when Vox exhibits direct hierarchical dominance, and fights back with indirect passive prestige.

Previously, Vox argued directly and logically with such entities, with rather mixed results, due to the above. Then Vox learned Aristotle and began focusing on rhetorically outgrouping and "de-prestiging" these interlocutors. Suddenly his success skyrocketed and his enemies imploded - because now he was playing the prestige game.

Vox could prove to the nth degree that "you are dishonorable" and it didn't quite work, because his direct hierarchical aggression was also viewed as equally dishonorable by the honor-flat. However, once he started also proving "you are low-prestige", the red red kroovy began to flow. Ultraviolence.

A rational person would suspect that each human landrace would have a differing mix of honor-dishonor, hierarchy-flat, and prestige-dominance. As Vox has pointed out, non-Africans are not even wholly the same species. We may expect those with increased Neanderthal ancestry to tend towards an honor-flat sociobiology, in accordance with their smaller tribe sizes.

Blogger Koanic October 26, 2015 10:59 PM  

Put in these terms, the SJW conflict is nothing new. We may describe it as an expansion of the lifecycle described in "Geeks, MOPs, and sociopaths in subculture evolution", which itself draws upon the Gervais Principle.

Honor-flats are the geeks, the subculture creators, the fanatics. Amongst the earliest of those attracted to the subculture are dishonor-flats, due to mutual flat compatibility. Some of these are ripoff creators like Scalzi, and some are semi-competent sociopaths like PNH. Others are MOPs, like the planetary-posteriored do nothing "volunteers". All of these wield feelz for status like a weapon in a parasitically draining exchange.

There may also be some honor-hierarchicals in the creative class, which brings us to the next phase. The dishonor-flats begin their purges out of a sense of threat emanating from the honor-hierarchicals. The honor-flats mostly keep quiet and/or go along with it because after all honor-hierarchical is dishonorable to honor-flats.

Once the purging mechanism has been created, it supplies cheap holiness to its perpetuators. The honor-flats then fall one by one to the dishonor-flats, as only the latter can keep up with the ever shifting Narrative.

At some point, the whole subculture becomes a worthless dishonor-flat circle jerk, and it dies. The dishonor-hierarchical sociopaths soak the MOPs until it's time to cash out, leaving the dishonor-flats clinging to faded glory because it's all they've got. They share the room with the remaining unpurged passive, inoffensive and unreasonably dedicated honor-flats, who are left broken-hearted and confused.

OpenID Jack Amok October 26, 2015 11:10 PM  

Vox's books are collector's items? Who knew? I wonder what I can get for my copy of TRotGD. :)

Four potatoes and a half-brick of .22LR ammo?

Wait, were you asking before or after the return?

Blogger Danby October 26, 2015 11:19 PM  

@16 Cail
Speaking of "That weird guy who keeps saying that one thing over and over."
Koanic, don't be that guy.

Blogger Groot October 26, 2015 11:24 PM  

@18. Koanic:

Thordaddy?

Blogger Koanic October 26, 2015 11:34 PM  

Dear Groot: My writeprint is nonpareil.

The question is thus twofold - how to reduce enmity between honor-flat and honor-hierarchical, and how to prevent dishonor-flat entry. Vox's book effectively accomplishes both by making common cause against a mutual enemy. It is the sort of overwhelmingly detailed, out-grouping explanation that honor-flats need to legitimize total war, which from their perspective includes most honor-hierarchical activity.

Blogger Robert Coble October 26, 2015 11:39 PM  

Paperback SJWAL shipped today from Amazon; expected to arrive 29 OCT 2015!

Blogger Forrest Bishop October 26, 2015 11:44 PM  

@22. Groot
@18. Koanic: Thordaddy?

Speak for yourself. He's got me going off on a sperglunking expedition.

Blogger Groot October 27, 2015 12:05 AM  

I can't believe I'm stepping into this. First, clean your glasses and get that stuff out of your teeth. OK, what system requires someone to identify as lying on the Dishonor side of a spectrum?

Blogger Koanic October 27, 2015 12:08 AM  

"what system requires someone to identify as lying on the Dishonor side of a spectrum? "

^hint

Blogger Groot October 27, 2015 12:41 AM  

So one axis is Moralistic Truth-Telling (Honor) vs. Moral-Relativistic Holier-Than-Thou-ness (Dishonor). How is a "bar thug" on the Dishonor side of this?

The other axis is High Enough On The Hierarchy To Care (Hierarchical) vs. So Gamma He Gave Up And Is Pissy (Flat).

What is biomoral?

OpenID Jack Amok October 27, 2015 1:01 AM  

Time to shake up another umbrella drink, this could be entertaining.

Blogger Koanic October 27, 2015 1:08 AM  

Everything you wrote is wrong, so I'm glad you don't agree with it. Bio moral is sociobiological morality.

Honor is internal consistency, altruism and k selection. Hierarchy is pack vs herd and dominance vs prestige.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother October 27, 2015 1:55 AM  

Meanwhile on planet Earth...

Blogger LP999/S.I.G. Burnin' Up! October 27, 2015 2:03 AM  

It is not mere adulation! Tis truth; regardless of post america or with a troubled world. Sane adults dont have time or money to kowtow to sjws, liars, distractions, distortions and other emotional hysterics.

Vox's book, SJWS ALWAYS LIE, CH, the writers, staff are a resounding blessed successes!

Although I am working through health and heart matters count on my and support of others.

Blogger Foster October 27, 2015 2:33 AM  

"Honest debate"? The pathological mindset foisted on conservatives is so strong he can't even get out of it while in the act of supporting a book whose major point is that no honest debate is possible with these barbarians.

Blogger rho October 27, 2015 2:42 AM  

Koanic's Moldbug parody needs less satire. Effort +1, Execution -0.85. If I graph the prevailing trend, you'll be screaming racial epithets at stray dogs by Wednesday.

In other news, Mercedes Carrera and Randi Harper won't be scrapping in Austin.

Blogger VFM 188 October 27, 2015 7:40 AM  

Good example of alerting people to SJWAL at alt-market.com. In a comment after a nice article on "How to Stamp Out Cultural Marxism in a Single Generation", a reader says "Check out this book. Along the same lines"...and gives a link to SJWAL at Amazon.

Uh...this thread is about SJWAL, isn't it? If it is "weird" or "annoying" or "monomania" to post the above information, ah surely do aPOlogize, automatt and Cail. Yassuh! :--) and LOL!

Blogger Cail Corishev October 27, 2015 8:02 AM  

Or you could double-down on weird. That's always an option, true.

Blogger Lana J October 27, 2015 9:52 AM  

Everything makes much more sense if you assume #188 is a woman.

Blogger Russell (106) October 27, 2015 11:16 AM  

I'm betting SJW's will start calling for the banning of this book. It'll go on the badthink list across the country. Public libraries will claim to have never heard of it.

Which will make it all that more enticing and accurate.

Blogger maniacprovost October 27, 2015 11:18 AM  

Isn't the point of the book that trying to have an "honest debate between those who hold a defense of truth, real justice, and the American way against those who believe the spread of lies, false justice, and slavery are virtues" is counterproductive?

Blogger maniacprovost October 27, 2015 11:23 AM  

Also... the non-Euclidean n-space of human behavior can be projected onto a vast number ((N-1)^2?) of two-dimensional infographics like Honor-Flatland or the SocioSecual Hierarchy. That doesn't mean that all of those 2D spaces are appropriate visualization methods for all scenarios and variables.

OpenID Jack Amok October 27, 2015 11:31 AM  

Also... the non-Euclidean n-space of human behavior can be projected onto a vast number ((N-1)^2?) of two-dimensional infographics like Honor-Flatland...

Honor-Flatland should close its borders to the influx of acute triangles.

Blogger Koanic October 27, 2015 12:34 PM  

There are two kinds of models: too complete ones and

Blogger Groot October 27, 2015 12:48 PM  

OK, insatiable woman, sleep, coffee.

"Honor is internal consistency, altruism and k selection."

That is internally inconsistent. Honor is based on morality, not logic. Altruism depends on how it's defined, but hewing to a sociobiological interpretation makes it seem less and less altruistic (since closer biological relationship makes it less selfless). K selection? Investing in offspring is a prototypically mammalian strategy, but why is this here? This axis conveys no meaning, clarifies nothing and holds no predictive value.

"Hierarchy is pack vs herd and dominance vs prestige."

Packs and herds are both extremely hierarchical. Dominance and prestige both signal hierarchical position. You're delineating a distinction without a difference.

@40. maniacprovost:

But some are helpful. I've found the Myers-Briggs categories to enable valuable predictive insights.

Blogger Koanic October 27, 2015 1:52 PM  

Sounds like you'll have to wait for the book, Groot, since your powers of concept rotation and/or domain knowledge don't permit you to discard all the possible stupid interpretations to find the intelligent one I actually mean.

Now please stop drinking from the fountain...

Blogger Thordaddy October 27, 2015 2:24 PM  

If one is rogue SJW then a new tactic aimed at Vox Day must commence... A complete turnaround in the fundamental accusation... Vox Day is not wS... Vox Day is "alpha SJW..." So he either "always lies" or his book is a Machiavellian attempt at crushing lesser SJWs.

Blogger Jon October 27, 2015 2:57 PM  

@39, That is a great observation, and you are not the only one to have pointed that out. It is incisive, accurate, and immediately obvious to anyone fortunate enough to have already read the book, understood it, and internalized its message. That said...I do not intend to change my review, because it was not written for those who have already read the book. Rather, it was written to entice those who are thirsty for the knowledge it contains to drink deep from the fountain of its wisdom.

My review is not the product - it is ad copy *for* the product, and it was written in a way designed to appeal to those poor misguided fools who think an honest debate is possible and that this book will show them how to win an honest debate. Is that a bait and switch tactic? So be it. My belief is that men who read "SJWs Always Lie" in good faith won't begrudge a bit of misdirection if it helps lead them to a deeper understanding of the truth of the fight in which we are engaged.

Blogger Aeoli Pera October 27, 2015 3:48 PM  

@19 Koanic,

I used your theory to describe Sigmas on my blog, please go read it and let me know if I screwed anything up.

Blogger Aeoli Pera October 27, 2015 3:50 PM  

Groot will catch on, but he's stuck in local coherence mode.

Bro, you have to find the Gestalt shift. Sometimes people will do it for you but in the big leagues all of the proofs say "left to the reader as an exercise".

Blogger Aeoli Pera October 27, 2015 3:52 PM  

@17 MidKnight,

Only for SJWs. Slashdot is still blue pill but they have absorbed this particular meme, and are vaccinated against SJW.

Blogger Groot October 27, 2015 7:29 PM  

@44. Koanic:

Quitter. "Concept rotation" is a pretty good twist on "blathering," though, I'll give you that. A hint is that the only one who pretends to understand you is the only spergier commenter here than you. (Hi, Aeoli.)

What? I wasn't drinking. Much.

Blogger Aeoli Pera October 27, 2015 8:01 PM  

Hi Groot! :-D

"Gestalt shift"
"Gestalt shift"
"Gestalt shift"
"Gestalt shift"
"Gestalt shift"
"Gestalt shift"
"Gestalt shift"

You have to say it seven times to understand why it matters in this context. Koanic and I are saying the exact same thing with different words.

Blogger Groot October 28, 2015 12:10 AM  

@51:

I grok your grok, little fella. Two aspies agreeing, so OCD, on how humans think and feel, however, can only end in tears. Or liquid-out-the-nose gales of laughter. But never with success. It's cool you have a friend, though. That's something.

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