If you want to call it peacetime, 2016 ends in a tenuous peace indeed. Francis Fukuyama’s End of History remains in a perpetual epilogue, and the only actual evidence of man’s universalism is found in his contempt for other men. Though if the appeal of living in one’s own country could be accurately measured, it too would register heavy in global disdain. In fact, practically the only places on Earth now promising continuity are Arctic ice floes that remain serenely unfazed by the climate change that runs rampant in computer simulations.
From increasing militaristic posturing and political turmoil, to the open-door Treason of the West, wheels are always turning–but rarely so fast as now. In many ways, a detached observer has a great deal to enjoy about this age. For it’s much like watching a movie on 5x. The social changes that previously shuffled along by decades now arrive in years. A young liberal today can look forward to actually living in the dystopia they normally would just bequeath to their children.
But that too may be changing. Counterintuitively, the Overton Window is gaining momentum right as it continues to scream left. Nationalists and Bolsheviks (the eternal nemeses) are moving away from mutual norms and narratives. From agreements on behavior and morality. From what represents a crime, and what warrants punishment. Identical words increasingly take on opposite meanings.
With the aid of Demographic Change denialism, separate nations are emerging within the same countries. Only the dull and deceptive laud this “Multi-culturalism” as benign. Because culture doesn’t exist as a statement of individual fashion, but rather to create a common societal language. A country of multiple cultures is one with no baseline of behavior or meaning. The inherent friction and dissatisfaction with which always gives birth to things extremists colloquially call “separate countries.”
Yet that’s only if those distinct people choose to still exist when that separation occurs. Whatever choice the nations of the West eventually make in that regard, you can be certain Europe’s eventual owner will prefer its Rings of Steel on the outside, rather than within. That’s my new year’s prediction.
On matters of more import than mere civilization, those uninterested in blog navel-gazing will want to click away now. But for the most indulgent, we’ll mention a few nuggets below on our prior year here at the Kakistocracy.
There’s been a substantial increase in interest and readership overall within this general sphere of inquiry. As a result, the alt-right is now an object rather than just a source of political discussion. This tidal surge has tended to lift all dissident boats; even those helmed by imbeciles and opportunists. Which of those best describe this site is a matter of debate, though it’s gratifying to know how much legitimate and sincere talent our side attracts.
It would be an insult by omission to make only a partial list of the most impressive personalities that populate this constellation of bloggers, commenters, twitter trolls, and podcasters. Most of whom can count on toiling without pay or acclaim with little chance of personal victories beyond the infinitesimal.
And they would expect nothing else.
Because the vast majority in this movement aren’t trying to establish a “brand” or sell a book. Rather they are simply regular men so impolite as to say what they have seen. And that is the surest path to making committed enemies.
As for this outpost, profit margins remain stable with growth ranging from Niger to Japan. Compared to 2015…
Unique visitors were up 87%
Page views were up 47%
And comments were up 2%
As you can see, page views were a lagging metric.
Those who read here come largely from English-speaking countries, though with interesting disparities otherwise. For instance, we have a lot of bigots in Germany, but few in Italy or France. Many in Norway and Sweden, but practically none in Denmark or Finland. Finally, Romanians dig the content here as do few of their track-suited neighbors. I don’t think the mighty Magyars have offered a single regular reader. As for residents of the most important American state, Israelis read here less than even Thais, Turks, and Iraqis. Though our friends from Tel-Aviv do check in just slightly more often than the Cambodians.
As for how people come to alight on this hate blossom, the top three non-twitter referrers were the Western riflemen, Free Northerner, and Neoreaction. Thanks to them and any others who have likely been banned from venues by linking here.
Of course search engines remain the largest source of single visits, with a highly amusing array of terms transporting readers here. Some of my personal favorite 2016 search queries were…
“Diversity is the devil”
“I don’t bloody think sharia allows it”
“Autistic Bryan Caplan”
“Blacks look like gorillas”
“Justin Gatlin penis tumblr”
And, of course, “Baltimore analingus”
So goodbye to 2016 and on to the new year. It’s going to be a fast-moving ride.