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Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Reddit AMA

Apparently I was supposed to create a new thread, which is here. A sample:
3rdNipp1e 107 points
You've quite been an outspoken critic of free trade theory, remarking that it impoverishes wealthy nation’s standards of living down to third-world levels, and I must admit I've been persuaded to mostly agree with your point of view over time. However, do you believe there is a nationalist case to be made for only allowing free trade policies with first-world countries that have higher standards of living than the U.S., while rejecting free trade with countries with lower standards of living? I don’t see how Americans lose in that situation as industries in free trade countries would be more incentivized to outsource their jobs to America than vice versa due to our lower wages, which would in turn raise the standard of living for Americans. This also limits the incentive for domestic employers to hire foreign replacements, except in cases where sufficiently qualified laborers can only be found abroad. Due to the trading partner having the higher standard of living (at least for the time being), emigration becomes more of an issue than immigration for the U.S., while the opposite occurs for the country with which we are trading freely. Thoughts?

On a related note, will you ever present a positive case for protectionism or tariffs in the near future? Thanks.

[–]voxday[S] 111 points
Yes, in fact, that is precisely the strategy that has been ruthlessly pursued by the Asian "tigers" to develop their economies. "Free Trade up" is also the method historically used by the United States.

And I do plan to write more on free trade and protectionism in the future, but not any time soon. I have three other books in the works.

 [–]bestinlife 30 points
As it seems this year is going to see many vicious battles, I'm sure many of us are wondering this: how do you sanitize the skulls of your enemies to ensure there are no diseases before using them to build your throne or to drink from?

[–]voxday[S] 35 points
Malwyn urinates in them, then gives them to the dwarrow for silvering.
I conceded defeat to Milo, as he managed 1,634 comments and 1,797 points to my 628 and 1,123, but he was gracious in victory and wrote to say that he was "proud of you anyway". Despite my being late, the AMA was high energy throughout, thanks to the credible showing of the VFM and assorted Dread Ilk.

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65 Comments:

Blogger SirHamster March 17, 2016 3:04 PM  

For those who just want to follow Vox's answers, you can refresh this page. There's a "context" link for each comment that will show the question if the answer doesn't make it obvious.

Blogger Nate March 17, 2016 3:16 PM  

Reddit... my God its like the youtube comments below an especially bad chemtrails conspiracy video.

Blogger Nate March 17, 2016 3:23 PM  

also... Vox's favorite song is gayer than Milo in miniskirt.

Blogger Student in Blue March 17, 2016 3:28 PM  

Reddit... my God its like the youtube comments below an especially bad chemtrails conspiracy video.

As far as I can tell, this subreddit is especially memeheavy.

Blogger David-093 March 17, 2016 3:35 PM  

If you took four hundred autistic monkeys and locked them inside a computer farm, that thread is what would come out.

Blogger The Gray Man March 17, 2016 3:37 PM  

To have a subreddit be this popular and hate on SJWs and cucks is amazing.

I'm waiting for it to get banned from Reddit.

It's very high energy.

Blogger CarpeOro March 17, 2016 4:00 PM  

Nate wrote:also... Vox's favorite song is gayer than Milo in miniskirt.

Can't get to it while at work. My guess about song? Something by the Thompson Twins. Music is one of the areas I diverge pretty far from Vox.

Blogger Nate March 17, 2016 4:03 PM  

is awful. imagine The Cure... but more gay.

somehow.

Anonymous Broken Arrow March 17, 2016 4:27 PM  

For ease of seeing all of his replies take a look at this page and then click on context to see the question asked.

overview for voxday

Anonymous Dave March 17, 2016 4:50 PM  

Broken Arrow did you just plagiarize the 1st post by SirHsmster? I can't even.

Anonymous Broken Arrow March 17, 2016 4:52 PM  

@10 That would be me not reading the 1st post. Wow. Just wow.

Anonymous Mr. Rational March 17, 2016 5:24 PM  

Thanks for the answer to my question, and the laughs in the rest.

Blogger Hylean March 17, 2016 5:40 PM  

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Blogger Hylean March 17, 2016 5:42 PM  

Looks like it's closed. was that just the time limit or the edgelords running reddit?

Anonymous Brick Hardslab March 17, 2016 5:51 PM  

David-093 wrote:If you took four hundred autistic monkeys and locked them inside a computer farm, that thread is what would come out.

What kind of monkeys? Do they stack crates?

Anonymous #5454 March 17, 2016 6:08 PM  

Agreed. Music is definitely where Vox and I do not see eye-to-eye.

Blogger Donald March 17, 2016 6:11 PM  

More fun than a barrel of Bernies.

Blogger Violet Black March 17, 2016 6:45 PM  

Sincere question about the rightist version of nationalism you advocate (full disclosure: I think this is all nutty and evil, but I don't want to make sure I have an accurate view): how do reconcile your sympathy with a desire for nations to remain pure with the fact that they all emerged from blends caused by migration and invasion? Also, your wife is of Norwegian descent? Aren't all Norwegian Americans 2.0ers in your system?
The question is addressed to VD, but I welcome (halfway civil) answers from anyone.

Blogger Jew613 March 17, 2016 6:46 PM  

Impossible.

Blogger White Devil March 17, 2016 7:01 PM  

Is it just me or has Vox been a little more explicit in things like well-wishing? I think it was after he paired up with Mike Cernovich... Huh, Chrome is saying Cernovich isn't a word, but its only suggestion to replace it is Overnice. There's a fine coincidence.

Blogger VD March 17, 2016 7:06 PM  

how do reconcile your sympathy with a desire for nations to remain pure with the fact that they all emerged from blends caused by migration and invasion?

You clearly don't understand. It's not about my desires. We're talking about the great patterns of history. Do you not grasp that those pure nations emerged from blends created by violence, war, and ethnic cleansing? The mass migrations are ensuring war on a scale seldom seen before.

Do you want to see that? Do you think it is good? Because I don't.

I think this is all nutty and evil

I think what is nutty and evil is advocating policies almost certain to cause mass slaughter.

Also, your wife is of Norwegian descent? Aren't all Norwegian Americans 2.0ers in your system?

Absolutely. I'm only part-American 1.0 myself.

Blogger Adam Meek March 17, 2016 7:12 PM  

Vox RR Day lol

Blogger 1337kestrel March 17, 2016 7:27 PM  

VD wrote:
You clearly don't understand. It's not about my desires. We're talking about the great patterns of history.


I am continually amazed by the leftist logic that "White immigrants raped and slaughtered the natives until their entire culture vanished from history, therefore we should allow a new wave of immigration."

Blogger Ingot9455 March 17, 2016 7:38 PM  

Did anyone ask 'Who is your favorite My Little Pony character?' After all, the Dark Lord is known to have seen at least 2 episodes.

Blogger 1337kestrel March 17, 2016 7:58 PM  

Probably Prince Blueblood.

*Disclaimer, I'm not a My Little Pony fan. I just googled "gayest MLP character."

Blogger slarrow March 17, 2016 8:02 PM  

Violet, your misunderstanding is a bit like the Trojans saying, "OMG, Cassandra, you're such a downer. Do you want us to lose this war?"

Blogger Hylean March 17, 2016 8:03 PM  

He is SUPER gay. Not literally, MLP is surprisingly anti-SJW compared to most shows.

Blogger Nate March 17, 2016 8:38 PM  

...

are you really discussing Vox's favorite My Little Pony?

I have no idea what sort of guns you own... but you are here-by sentenced to cleaning one. 3 times. Pick 3 different guns and clean them all. Or one gun.. and clean it three times. And think about your actions while you do it. And if you don't have any guns... slap yourself in the face for being such a wuss and go buy a gun.

Anonymous Philalethes March 17, 2016 8:42 PM  

I think this is all nutty and evil

You clearly don't understand. It's not about my desires. We're talking about the great patterns of history.


The late Tupper Saussy, pioneer hero of the constitutionalist revival (he tried to get the country to return to lawful money – citing Constitutional provisions which prevent the states from demanding payments in anything else – enthusiastically enough that the government came after and crushed him), had a term for the kind of thinking that's got us into so much trouble: Ideasphere. The Ideasphere is that wonderful place in the liberal/progressive mind where all these lovely ideas work out so well that of course they will also work in the real world – so let's go ahead and apply them.

I first discovered Vox Day in the pages of WorldNetDaily over 15 years ago; I guess what I found so refreshing was that he didn't, and doesn't, live in the Ideasphere. Violet Black seems nice enough, but it's clear that's where she lives – along with the millions of her friends who've enabled all the great idealistic social experiments of the last century – and their disastrous consequences. The real world may not be so pretty or satisfying – or easy to fix – but it's what's real, and where you have to start if you really want to improve anything.

Anonymous Slowpoke March 17, 2016 8:48 PM  

Nate, you let him off too easy. If he doesnt have a gun he should make one at least as good as the one made here: https://youtu.be/WfvJtjbY9TM

Blogger Nate March 17, 2016 8:52 PM  

homemade firearms turn me on.

True story.

Anonymous SDH March 17, 2016 9:20 PM  

I have no idea what sort of guns you own... but you are here-by sentenced to cleaning one. 3 times.

Please don't throw me in that briar patch!

Blogger Aeoli Pera March 17, 2016 9:36 PM  

That was a surprisingly fun read. It's basically a summary of the last 5 years of VP.

Blogger Gaiseric March 17, 2016 9:36 PM  

C'mon, it's not that bad. It's not like his favorite song is something by REO Speedwagon or Air Supply.

Blogger Gaiseric March 17, 2016 9:37 PM  

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Anonymous Millenium March 17, 2016 9:39 PM  

OT, looks like Pale Moon will no longer be updated. What does everyone suggest as an alternative?

https://www.ghacks.net/2016/03/16/the-future-of-pale-moon/

Blogger Aeoli Pera March 17, 2016 9:39 PM  

1337kestrel wrote:Probably Prince Blueblood.

*Disclaimer, I'm not a My Little Pony fan. I just googled "gayest MLP character."


That's just typical envy and hate toward the WASPiest character. The gayest is Svengallop, a pop music producer.

A strong case could be made that Rainbow Dash is a lesbian, but I don't think that's what people mean.

Blogger Aeoli Pera March 17, 2016 9:43 PM  

Aeoli Pera wrote:The gayest is Svengallop, a pop music producer.

Fantastic episode by the way. Best song since Winter Wrap-up.

Blogger Young Heaving Bosoms of Liberty March 17, 2016 9:59 PM  

Philalethes wrote:Violet Black seems nice enough

She's not.

Anonymous Dave Gerrold's Cabana Boy March 17, 2016 10:16 PM  

"imagine The Cure... but more gay."

...is that even possible?!?

Blogger Nate March 17, 2016 10:22 PM  

We are not without mercy

Anonymous johnc March 17, 2016 10:23 PM  

@35 OT, looks like Pale Moon will no longer be updated. What does everyone suggest as an alternative?

Chrome or if you're terrified of Google just get Chromium. I think they make Windows builds now somewhere.

Blogger Great, Round, Firm, Sweetly-scented and Velvety-soft Bottles of Liberty March 17, 2016 10:49 PM  

Dave Gerrold's Cabana Boy wrote:"imagine The Cure... but more gay."

...is that even possible?!?


The Cure lyrics are Gamma, not Lambda.

Anonymous BGKB March 17, 2016 10:57 PM  

Violet, your misunderstanding is a bit like the Women thinking gay guys would go STR8 if only they understood women better.

Or one gun..clean it three times How bad is Nate at cleaning guns? You don't have to use motor oil and a dirty rag until the nigapocalypse

OT: If you ban a name it will make the action not happen Trojan-Horse-plot-term-banned-Birmingham-as-unhelpful

Anonymous BGKB March 17, 2016 10:58 PM  

Not sure what happened there http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/652393/Trojan-Horse-plot-term-banned-Birmingham-as-unhelpful

Blogger LP9 Rin Integra S.I.G. March 17, 2016 11:12 PM  

Possibly if not the best Q and A! Awesome!

Anonymous Crude March 17, 2016 11:20 PM  

Nice to see you do an AMA, Vox. Was good reading. And that's a good subreddit.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY March 17, 2016 11:29 PM  

30. Nate March 17, 2016 8:52 PM
homemade firearms turn me on.

True story.
O HELL TO THE YEH.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY March 17, 2016 11:35 PM  

Should one go to a place that they really don't want to go to read some one they like?
Fuck reddit, sideways. But Vox is an OK fella in my book.
What to do ?

Anonymous bestinlife #6459 March 18, 2016 12:37 AM  

Honestly expected a lot more of us to ask questions like that...

Anonymous Jack Amok March 18, 2016 1:21 AM  

Reddit... my God its like the youtube comments below an especially bad chemtrails conspiracy video.

Nate, the more I read comments at sites other than this one, the less I read comments at sites other than this one.

Blogger Joshua Sinistar March 18, 2016 1:48 AM  

Leftists don't have ideas they have delusions. They live in a magical fairy land where experts actual know what they are talking about, people with nothing in common get together to hold hands and sing and of course there is the Soviet Style Censorship and Violent Troglodytes to unleash on anyone with hateful thoughts of alternate opinions. Its kinda like East Germany without the wall and more Mental Illness.

Anonymous That Would Be Telling March 18, 2016 4:55 AM  

@35 Millenium:

OT, looks like Pale Moon will no longer be updated. What does everyone suggest as an alternative?

https://www.ghacks.net/2016/03/16/the-future-of-pale-moon/


I don't see any hint PaleMoon "will no longer be maintained" out of that discussion. They're just discussing the possibility of a re-fork of some of the code base, to I guess what looks to be around the last good FireFox version.

Note that the whole FireFox ecosystem which includes PaleMoon has every chance of effectively dying as Mozilla further degrades FireFox; as I understand it, they're in the process of destroying much of their extension ecosystem, which is one of the few reasons to still use this family of browsers.

Chrome or Chromium, whichever runs better on my Linux desktop, has been my primary browser for a long time.

Anonymous George of the Jungle March 18, 2016 5:54 AM  

Sincere questions for violet black:

1) Why do you enjoy the short-term violence that ensues from both sides when two dissimilar cultures are forcibly placed in contact with each other?

2) Why do you enjoy the long-term power struggles of two cultures vying for supremacy within a given locale/environment?

3) Why are you such a religious zealot to believe that your secular leftist religion can magically change the assumptions and expectations already ingrained within the people of an historical culture?

4) Why do you support the public destruction of the local culture to then be any kind of incentive for the imported culture to adopt?

5) Why are you ignorant of the historical record of cumulative millions killed or enslaved by non-white cultures including (to name but a few) Genghis Khan, mohammedans prior to the establishment of Israel, Babylonians, Assyrians, Hittites, pharonic Egyptians, native americans eradicating Solutreans, Maoris eradicating Morioris, incessant African tribal warfare, homo sapiens eradicating neanderthals, etc?

6) Why do you believe you should be believed, trusted and congratulated for your blind support of the above destructive opinions?

Anonymous James Bold March 18, 2016 6:29 AM  

Joshua Sinistar wrote:Leftists don't have ideas they have delusions.
If you think the average leftist is bad, you should get into something with Blacks.  They're so far into la-la land they're hilarious.

Blogger Lazarus March 18, 2016 6:48 AM  

@52
Chrome or Chromium, whichever runs better on my Linux desktop, has been my primary browser for a long time.


Browser add-ons for Chrome, Firefox, and probably other browsers are tracking every single page you visit and sending that data back to a third-party company that pays them for your information.

Anonymous That Would Be Telling March 18, 2016 7:03 AM  

@55: And your point is?

That quote is from this article, and I haven't installed many add-ons, and am careful about the ones I do run.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 18, 2016 7:13 AM  

#54 That claim you make is far as I can tell is 100% true blacks are the most complete magic thinkers on Earth, only rhetoric penetrates those brain recesses. White women are Plattos compared to blacks.

Their weakness is the notion of responsibility

Anonymous James Bold March 18, 2016 9:44 AM  

Mr.MantraMan wrote:Their weakness is the notion of responsibility
Which applies to everyone but them.  Check out their evasions and double standards in this thread where I've been trolling them for a little while.  This is some of the best irony anywhere.

Anonymous Thersites March 18, 2016 10:30 AM  

OT, looks like Pale Moon will no longer be updated. What does everyone suggest as an alternative?
A good alternative is Opera browser. Opera's current version are based on Chrome source code. I been using it on elementary OS for awhile and its been good replacement.

Anonymous That Would Be Telling March 18, 2016 10:39 AM  

@59 Thersites:

You might want to reply to my reply @52 to @35 Millenium in which I find no indication Pale Moon "will no longer be updated".

I'm glad Opera's Chrome respin is working for you, but you shouldn't discourage people from using Pale Moon on this basis unless you can cite some real evidence.

Anonymous Noah Nehm March 18, 2016 3:03 PM  

Nice plural for dwarf (dwarrow). Somebody has been reading Tolkein very carefully.

Blogger SciVo March 18, 2016 4:10 PM  

Kudos to everyone who said the brokered convention talk was bunk: Trump and Cruz Delegates in Tennessee To Form Grassroots Alliance

Blogger Leandro Novaes March 18, 2016 4:48 PM  

Is it funny that the IAMA I did 6 years ago kinda beat you both?

I had 1928 comments and 83% upvotes.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 18, 2016 5:52 PM  

Leandro Novaes wrote:I had 1928 comments and 83% upvotes.
That was before Ellen Pao sodomized Reddit with a sideways chainsaw. Lot more users then.

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