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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The last interview

I initially declined the interview request, but since I read the Unz Review myself and the interviewer only had a few substantive questions tangential to his very positive review of Alt-Hero, I took a few minutes to email him back. It's not his fault, but in retrospect, I should have stuck with my instinctive reaction and declined to answer them, as a commenter here noted.
The comments on the UNZ article are a testament to moderating comments as they do here. It's like a gamma bomb went off under the article.
Precisely. The way the anklebiters who stalk this place and the Darkstream in vain will immediately rush to any media mention of any kind is yet another good reason not to talk to anyone, media or not. Even when the interview is friendly, positive, and substantive, there's always at least some degree of nonsense and negativity that results from it.

This little gamma bomb is orders of magnitude smaller than the fallout from my previous interview with Bleeding Cool, but nevertheless underlines the point that there is zero net benefit to me from bothering to talk to anyone who isn't on Unauthorized. So, this little Kersey interview will likely be the last one I give to anyone for the time being. I have my own channels of communication; I have no need for anyone else's. Anyone who wants to know what I think has dozens of books, hundreds of columns, hundreds of videos, and thousands of blog posts available to them that are more than capable of satisfying their curiosity.

And for those who believe my decision has anything to do with being thin-skinned or unable to take criticism, all I can say is you're far too short for this ride. What I've learned over the years is that all answering questions does is to raise more questions, and that talking to anyone in any form of media, no matter how friendly, places you into an endless cycle of feeding various false narratives even as you attempt to counteract them. There is simply no reason to devote even a modicum of time to activities that are neither productive nor enjoyable.

So, the answer to "will you talk to X?" is an unambiguous NO. It doesn't matter who it is, whether I like them or not, that you sincerely believe our views are harmonious, or what the purported subject is. While I may interview the occasional author on the Darkstream, I do not plan to publicly speak to anyone who is not on Unauthorized.

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68 Comments:

Blogger Oswald November 26, 2019 9:21 AM  

After checking out the comments, I see what Vox means. Talk about your disgruntled banned commenters. I could hardly find even a passing reference to the topic of the interview.

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia November 26, 2019 9:32 AM  

VD wrote:

What I've learned over the years is that all answering questions does is to raise more questions, and that talking to anyone in any form of media, no matter how friendly, places you into an endless cycle of feeding various false narratives even as you attempt to counteract them. There is simply no reason to devote even a modicum of time to activities that are neither productive nor enjoyable.

Neither productive nor enjoyable. Yep.

From time to time, I've gone on various cesspools of lefty craziness, and made comments designed to expose their complete lack of logic and nuttiness. It can be in a strange way, sorta fun.

But, yeah, it is kind of an intellectual sugar high. It usually, if not always, doesn't advance the ball.

Yet we do need people who do go out into that arena and fight the fight more publicly than our esteemed blog proprietor.

Yes, reasonable positions presented more publicly in more hostile venues can be useful, even as they embolden the crazies to get all "tut tut" about it. Sometimes the shock of reason has an effect, even as it risks being evanescent. I think the recent dramatic drop in impeachment support is a bit of proof of that – FOX news, for all its shortcomings, has helped in that regard.

But life is full of risks.

Blogger Longtime Lurker November 26, 2019 9:32 AM  

Exposing the gammas or exploding the gammas.

I know not which.

Blogger Servant November 26, 2019 9:47 AM  

Just seeing you mentioned on another blog gets them scurrying

Blogger qualitycontrol November 26, 2019 9:49 AM  

Sometimes I wish these anklebiters had a Sisyphean Task that would keep them busy. Then again, their destiny in life is to bother other people.

Blogger Brick Hardslab November 26, 2019 9:51 AM  

Haxo is a Buffalo Bill level creepizoid. I'm not sure what is his problem but I'm guessing, a lot of whatever it is.

Blogger dienw November 26, 2019 9:55 AM  

Enjoyed the article.

Blogger Constantin November 26, 2019 10:14 AM  

Indeed. Every time I recommend a book from Castalia house, or an article from your blog, or an author that in some way is associated to VD, I get the usual replies of how much they hate you and this and that. It's like they can't even overlook your attitude for the information you provide.

It's quite amazing how a dismissive attitude goes a long way to foster bitterness and resentment in these gammas. I've seen youtubers that block people that annoy them on social media only for those people to still be obsessed with them years later. In a fair world these lunatics would be locked away from interacting with normal people.

I mean, take a look at this comment from that blog:

"Interesting to note that VD–who is indeed a conservative–gives “exceptions” to media interviews only when it benefits him financially and when his narrative will be assured of an Alt Right audience. Apex Predator’s description is spot on."

You just explained in that very article that you're not a conservative, and yet they still imagine what they want. Insane.

Blogger Talios Hammerfist November 26, 2019 10:21 AM  

Events such as these have me wondering if all media across all time has been a net negative. Are there any good examples?

Blogger Wraithburn November 26, 2019 10:24 AM  

The same thing happened over on Dalrock's website after he posted a rebuttal on chivalry. One of the gammas who got himself eviscerated a few months ago had not let it go and dove in with snide shots at Vox. Nothing substantive to add to the topic of the post, just round and round on how much he hated him.

Blogger Reph November 26, 2019 10:25 AM  

Constantin wrote: You just explained in that very article that you're not a conservative, and yet they still imagine what they want. Insane.

Vox said it best when he called it the delusion bubble. These people must not acknowledge that alternative views exist, or their fragile and false narratives will collapse around them.

Blogger riffer73 November 26, 2019 10:28 AM  

Lol! I took a look at the comments. What a bunch of losers. My summary : "Vox Day hurt our feelings"

I quit reading fairly quickly, much like I quit listening to gammas fairly quickly once I see the tells. I just don't have the time for their angst.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd November 26, 2019 10:37 AM  

qualitycontrol wrote:Sometimes I wish these anklebiters had a Sisyphean Task that would keep them busy.

Is anklebiting not Sisyphean? It's pointless, and never ending.

Blogger Leoric November 26, 2019 10:40 AM  

My comment is waiting moderation. I would say it's on the author that he allowed the gamma bomb.

Blogger Tars Tarkas November 26, 2019 10:46 AM  

Interviewing Castalia authors on the DS sounds like a great idea. I for one, would love to see that.
Also, a shill tour type thing with your own books where you talk about the book for 30 minutes and then take questions from the audience.

Blogger Doktor Jeep November 26, 2019 10:50 AM  

Gammacide when?

Blogger JAG November 26, 2019 10:51 AM  

qualitycontrol wrote:Sometimes I wish these anklebiters had a Sisyphean Task that would keep them busy. Then again, their destiny in life is to bother other people.

Hating on Vox is their Sisyphean task. They can never voluntarily let it go. They also can't get to him directly, and are also aware that ankle-biting on someone else's site isn't going to do anything. Nonetheless, they persist in it. This indirectly does the world a favor as it ties up some gammas for the rest of their lives on the monomania of getting back at the bully in front of the whole school.

Blogger Alen November 26, 2019 11:08 AM  

Constantin wrote:You just explained in that very article that you're not a conservative, and yet they still imagine what they want. Insane.

It’s nothing new, you know.

“An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.”

― Thomas Jefferson

Blogger Lissa November 26, 2019 11:17 AM  

I enjoyed the article but I understand why, on a net basis, it's not worth Vox's time.

Blogger VD November 26, 2019 11:23 AM  

I've seen youtubers that block people that annoy them on social media only for those people to still be obsessed with them years later.

Now you know why women hate, fear, and despise gamma males. If they're this obsessive about mere social media rejection online, imagine how bad they are about sexual rejection in the real world.

Blogger Hoyabembe November 26, 2019 11:25 AM  

Gamma types sure love using analogies that involve the grossest body fluids.

Blogger John Bradley November 26, 2019 11:39 AM  

Gamma types sure love using analogies that involve the grossest body fluids.

That would be all of them. Seriously, is there any fluid from somebody else's body that you'd willingly come in contact with? I suppose sweat is the most innocuous of them, and even that... ick.

Blogger P Glenrothes November 26, 2019 12:02 PM  

Initially, after the Bleeding Cool interview precipitated a deplatforming, didn't we all think interviews were a bad idea? Later, it turned out to be a blessing. I realize it was fortuitous rather than strategic, but we had the tactics didn't we? I'm not yet ready to declare the UNZ interview a mistake. I trust the voice inside SDLs head that leads him to make exceptions.

Blogger Elijah November 26, 2019 12:11 PM  

Haxo needs a good ass kicking.

also what a pure gamma. he screams his craziness from his blog while at the same time trying to have sex with Jewish woman.

he is so pathetic he really is not worth wasting a bullet on.

Blogger Lazarus November 26, 2019 12:12 PM  

Hoyabembe wrote:Gamma types sure love using analogies that involve the grossest body fluids.

OCD.

Blogger Karen took the Kids November 26, 2019 12:16 PM  

Solid call. Scrolling the comment section was like reading an internal discussion board at Google.

Blogger Scuzzaman November 26, 2019 12:32 PM  

In a fair world these lunatics would be locked away from interacting with normal people.

With their deplatforming of dissenters and the simple fact that those dissenters are better at technology than they are, they’re effectively building themselves a digital cage. They can string up as many rainbow flags as they like, it’s still a cage.

Blogger Crew November 26, 2019 12:38 PM  

It's amusing to see Haxo and Corvinus hurling abuse at each other.

Blogger Shimshon November 26, 2019 12:54 PM  

GamerGate: I'm the leader of GamerGate and so can you.

GammaGate: I'm the secret king and here's what to do.

Blogger xevious2030 November 26, 2019 12:56 PM  

No worries either way, you weight and prioritize in a way that is measurably successful. After scanning a few comment sections at Unz, didn't see interaction between the writers and the commenters. Then again, at a glance, it reads and looks like a place for a daily digest, with an obligatory comment section. You're quick on picking up on the little meaningful things that broadcast importance down the road others may miss. Interview, don't interview, it's your show, we're just the barnacles. Just thankful you venture out of the room with the book, as much as it may pain. Saying this to a Sigma that does not feed off of it, but it is true none the less. At any rate, for what and to whom it is worth, enjoyed the interview, last or not the last.

Blogger Ska_Boss November 26, 2019 1:18 PM  

Well, I know that sigma's prefer to do things behind the scenes anyway. It's a waste of time to deal with the endless horde of minions that scour every corner of the internet, some of which I can't tell if they are real people or a bot, unless you want an occasional laugh or a reminder of what we are dealing with.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood.

Blogger Tars Tarkas November 26, 2019 1:21 PM  

Haxo really is a special kind of sperg. You would think after a couple of days of trolling that the desire to mess would subside and xir would be on to new targets. HELL NO! Dude was just warming up. YEARS of this idiocy. Talk about obsessing.
You have to wonder how many of his Exes have stay-away orders!

Blogger Gregory the Great November 26, 2019 1:27 PM  

As one cow said to the next: OMG, it's the milkers with their cold fingers again.

Blogger Avalanche November 26, 2019 1:47 PM  

@2 "reasonable positions presented more publicly in more hostile venues can be useful"

Back when I ran an advice list for dating and marrying, if I had the field's version of a gamma ankle-biter, and had the time, I would deal repeatedly and "seriously" with their every question and attack. Not because I had any hope or interest in converting them, but because *MY* audience was the lurkers, the listeners, the uninvolved, the uncommitted. By presenting and expanding on and referencing and answering really stupid questions as if they were real... my actual audience got exposed to a longer, deeper, better explanation than the strawmen and idiocies my putative opponent was presenting. They were my example cases for training the unknowing majority. (Even got one jewess to MASSIVELY "out" herself against the mostly White members -- to their astonishment, as they wrote me off-list. Without ever being open about what I was seeding!)

Those gave me time to work into my 'presentation' information and reasons why NOT to miscegenate, why to marry within your own race and nation; how the media was destroying our people by presenting "women" who looked like -- and often WERE -- little girls playing sexy dress-up; how men were being disparaged and women were being given a hatred for them, and how that appeared 'so normal' but wasn't in the slightest!

I got lots and lots of OMGs -- when the light suddenly dawned for them; and most of them never even learned I was a terrible evil racist anti-semite, homophobic nationalist!

Blogger Ribeye Von Steakhousen November 26, 2019 2:11 PM  

Great insight Vox. Thank you.
As I read the post the theme song for the movie Silverado started playing in my head.

Blogger Brick Hardslab November 26, 2019 2:16 PM  

It's literal mental illness reading their stuff is like going into someone's house and finding stacks of fetish porn. Just back out slowly.

Blogger RobertDWood November 26, 2019 2:36 PM  

Which was a surprise, dalrock comment streams are reliable for having thoughtful discourse. I thought he had a heavy moderation presence like this site, but the reality may be that his typical subject matter doesn't pull in the same ninny crowd with controversy and butthurt like the Dark Lord does. Emergent filtering mechanisms are hard to make but useful.

Blogger RobertDWood November 26, 2019 2:39 PM  

I will miss the sessions with St Efan but look forward to a homeschool or die conversation with Wranglerstar

Blogger Tanjil Bren November 26, 2019 3:08 PM  

"I'm not yet ready to declare the UNZ interview a mistake."

I don't think it was. (I didn't even read the comments until Vox brought them to my attention.)

In reality, the negative commenters are revealing no one but themselves. If they had so much as a shred of awareness, they wouldn't be commenting.

(And the Haxo character is very obviously mentally ill.)

Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 26, 2019 3:17 PM  

Haxo posts here EVERY DAY. Every single day. He can't imagine it does any good, or pulls anyone to his side, so why?
My momma taught me not to hang around where I'm not wanted. Is it really that hard a lesson to learn?

Blogger Tanjil Bren November 26, 2019 3:23 PM  

"...so why?"

I wasn't saying it to insult.
He really is mentally ill.

Blogger Dubya November 26, 2019 3:49 PM  

so no more appearances on Infowars?

Blogger dc.sunsets November 26, 2019 4:05 PM  

This reminds me that Nock was right, God giving Isaiah the job did him no favors.

https://mises.org/library/isaiahs-job

In the year of Uzziah's death, the Lord commissioned the prophet to go out and warn the people of the wrath to come. "Tell them what a worthless lot they are." He said, "Tell them what is wrong, and why and what is going to happen unless they have a change of heart and straighten up. Don't mince matters. Make it clear that they are positively down to their last chance. Give it to them good and strong and keep on giving it to them. I suppose perhaps I ought to tell you," He added, "that it won't do any good. The official class and their intelligentsia will turn up their noses at you and the masses will not even listen. They will all keep on in their own ways until they carry everything down to destruction, and you will probably be lucky if you get out with your life."

Isaiah had been very willing to take on the job — in fact, he had asked for it — but the prospect put a new face on the situation. It raised the obvious question: Why, if all that were so — if the enterprise were to be a failure from the start — was there any sense in starting it? "Ah," the Lord said, "you do not get the point. There is a Remnant there that you know nothing about. They are obscure, unorganized, inarticulate, each one rubbing along as best he can. They need to be encouraged and braced up because when everything has gone completely to the dogs, they are the ones who will come back and build up a new society; and meanwhile, your preaching will reassure them and keep them hanging on. Your job is to take care of the Remnant, so be off now and set about it."

Blogger dc.sunsets November 26, 2019 4:11 PM  

There's something AFU (as in SNAFU) about people who come into someone else's platform and feel entitled to give advice or criticism.

The Internet's lack of face-to-face brings out the very worst in many. Under different conditions, those who behave thusly would have very short life expectancies.

I respect those who have built their own platforms, but things like this remind me why I didn't.

Blogger Ray - SoCal November 26, 2019 4:12 PM  

I enjoyed the article and found it informative.

The Commenters I ignored initially, and after reading this post I read them, they came across as losers.

I appreciate you taking the time / risk to be interviewed. I hope this leads to more sales for Alt Hero products.

Blogger Doctor Mayhem November 26, 2019 4:26 PM  

At first, I almost wanted to say that Vox just can't handle the bantz... Then I saw the keyboard alphas on a roosh tweet where I "trolled" him.

It was all in good fun, but the keyboard alphas didn't hesitate to start spewing their retardation.

And thus, I developed a new appreciation for watching Vox tear gammas apart.

Blogger VD November 26, 2019 4:32 PM  

so no more appearances on Infowars?

Nope. I'm done with all of it.

I almost wanted to say that Vox just can't handle the bantz.

Why is it so hard to believe that some of us have absolutely no interest in "bantz". It tends to strike me as a cross between a white dozens and homosexual flirtation.

Blogger bodenlose Schweinerei November 26, 2019 6:40 PM  

Haxo v. Corvinus, the smug retard slap fight for which no one was waiting.

Blogger Jay Will November 26, 2019 6:55 PM  

Women have regaled each other through the ages with tales of men they hated. None of them were gammas.

Hate is always hatred of reality. You should kill him because he deserves to die not cos you hate him. If you kill him cos you hate him he will stay with u forever.

It has to be horrible to always know deep down that what matters is fertility signals. Hence have children be mother eventually gmother. If you fail to do this you may well be banished to the gamma zone. You've now aged and these guys have a grin on their face that Stephen King painted with his soul.

Blogger Sheila4g November 26, 2019 7:11 PM  

I'm not surprised to hear the comments are lame - I stopped even reading at Unz some time ago because it was such a circle jerk. Same people saying the same things they've been saying for over a decade. I occasionally drop by there to look at the headlines, or briefly peruse the comments to an article from Occidental Observer they've reprinted, but it's almost always the same story re comments on your interview - lots of ankle biters. Just not worth my time.

Blogger SciVo November 26, 2019 8:01 PM  

I'm sorry VD. I have observed the effect myself, and I have vowed to not publicly criticize you any more. This used to be a great place for open debate, but you are just too popular for your own good. So I recently made a comment referencing a fair argument that Dalrock made about chivalry, then he quoted it, and the comments blew up with slanderous trash. So we just can't have a public dialogue any more because then dumb people will just call you Teddy Spaghetti on other sites and thrash all the signal with noise.

Blogger SciVo November 26, 2019 8:19 PM  

Avalanche wrote:Back when I ran an advice list for dating and marrying, if I had the field's version of a gamma ankle-biter, and had the time, I would deal repeatedly and "seriously" with their every question and attack. Not because I had any hope or interest in converting them, but because *MY* audience was the lurkers, the listeners, the uninvolved, the uncommitted.

I both appreciate your work, and have to gently tease you for your womanly solipsism.

Blogger Unknownsailor November 26, 2019 8:24 PM  

Gammas make dueling great again.

The world would be a lot more respectful if people had to backstop their mouth with their life.

Blogger VD November 26, 2019 9:10 PM  

I have observed the effect myself, and I have vowed to not publicly criticize you any more.

Feel free to criticize my arguments here all you like, so long as the criticism is aimed at the arguments and ideas. That is useful.

What is not even remotely useful is rhetoric or declarative conclusions about what I think, what I am, or what I am doing. None of that is relevant in any way, shape or form. Anyone - and I mean anyone - who elects to criticize me rather than the ideas and arguments I espouse will henceforth be ignored, because I am not the measure of all things.

This isn't being arrogant, this isn't being sensitive, and this isn't being thin-skinned. It's a straightforward recognition of reality.

Blogger Tanjil Bren November 26, 2019 9:39 PM  

"It's a straightforward recognition of reality."

Which is precisely why, I suspect, so many cannot grasp it.

Blogger Toris November 26, 2019 10:24 PM  

I read the article then bought the first issue. I thought it was a good, positive article, can't help but respect someone actually doing things. Wake up to hear comments are negative. I suspect there are far more people like me that enjoyed article then ended up curious and reading Alt Hero (Kindle for now, I need colour but couldn't help self) rather than posting their anger in the comments.

I'll be buying hard copy next.

Blogger Glaivester November 26, 2019 11:07 PM  

I don't really see a problem with the interview. Even if a thousand gammas responded in the comments, that's Paul's problem, not Vox's. And there's not reason to assume they would not have commented on Paul's review if it had not included a review.

I also found the statement that Constantin quoted in @8 to be rather odd; Corvinus' assertion that VD only gives interviews when he gets the desired audience and gets a material benefit out of it appears to be presented as a moral failing, but to me it just sounds like pragmatic prioritizing.

Ominous Cowherd @13: I think the implication was "a Sisyphean task that does not involve interacting with other people."

@15: "Also, a shill tour type thing with your own books where you talk about the book for 30 minutes and then take questions from the audience."

Unless by "shill tour" you mean that the "audience" is fake and the questions pre-scripted, I think that the issues brought up in this post sort of undermine the second part of your suggestion.

Blogger Glaivester November 26, 2019 11:08 PM  

I meant to say:

"And there's no reason to assume they would not have commented on Paul's review if it had not included an interview."

Blogger SciVo November 27, 2019 1:03 AM  

VD wrote:Feel free to criticize my arguments here all you like, so long as the criticism is aimed at the arguments and ideas. That is useful.

Thank you. I appreciate the invitation and will treat it with all the respect of my people's ancient guesting codes. This might sound weird, but I get a real intellectual pleasure from being corrected by people that genuinely know more than me about something. This place turns simply making an assertion that I believe to be true into an adventure.

Blogger nightskyradio November 27, 2019 1:16 AM  

Maybe off-topic, but I got my copy of Alt*Hero today. Thanks.

Blogger Ska_Boss November 27, 2019 2:29 AM  

Ad hominem is usually grounds for banning or disqualification when it comes to logic, reasoning and debate. Why should it be any different here?

And there's plenty of other fallacies that should be included as well.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 27, 2019 2:33 AM  

Ska_Boss wrote:Why should it be any different here?
This is not a debating society.
You have an entirely incorrect idea of what this place is. VP is an armed camp and logistics center. We exist not to bandy words, but to change the world.

Blogger OvergrownHobbit November 27, 2019 2:43 AM  

I got mine as well and the Daughter Product grabbed it to take a look. Then she started reading and didn't stop until she finished.

"This is really good, mom."

This from my daughter who finds most superhero comics tedious.

If you are looking for a good Christmas present for a teen in your life, AH is a unique choice.

Blogger SciVo November 27, 2019 6:18 AM  

@62 Snidely Whiplash: I think you read @61 Ska Boss wrong. He was arguing against the bandying of empty words.

Blogger Section 8A November 27, 2019 6:23 AM  

Even at my age, I must be naive. I went into the comments thinking I would see "Hey look here, here's a guy who has the skill, means, will and verve to create his own platform and neuter the SJW's".

Unfortunately it wasn't so. Unbelievable. What is must be like to sit at the keyboard and solely criticize someone productive. It's Greek Tragedy level sad.

Blogger jkmack November 27, 2019 6:37 AM  

posted this before, but was not logged in:

People that have learned a language just to read a book in the author's native tongue, tend to have an acute understanding of just how short our time in this realm actually is, and thus have very little patience for chronic wastes of their time.

People who do not endeavor to consume the knowledge held in books written across the centuries, tend to waste their time watching cat videos and blathering in ways to evoke specific chemical secretions into their bloodstream, with little other consideration.

Blogger megabar November 27, 2019 9:12 AM  

There are pros and cons to doing interviews, and it is entirely possible for them to be a net positive or negative depending on the particulars.

Some would likely argue that the exposure is always worth it. It's analogous in some ways to people that argue that immigration or free trade is always good because it grows the economy in absolute terms, and maximizes market efficiencies.

But this fails to properly account for all factors.

Blogger Tars Tarkas November 27, 2019 9:51 AM  

Glaivester wrote:Unless by "shill tour" you mean that the "audience" is fake and the questions pre-scripted, I think that the issues brought up in this post sort of undermine the second part of your suggestion.

When someone writes a book they usually make the rounds at book stores or, if they are more well known, book shows on YT (like Uncommon Knowledge) and I think CNET does it too. I just called it a shill tour because they do it to promote/sell the book. I think this was how I discovered VD. I think he was shilling SJWAL on a YT show. Maybe Molyneux. I don't mean shilling in the negative way. Just promotion.

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