Why, thank you!

I have to admit, I was not expecting to be congratulated by YouTube. But, there it is:

Darkstream by Vox Day,

Whoa, you have 10,000 fans! Just think about that – TEN THOUSAND people love your videos and support what you’re all about. Now share the news and celebrate this awesome moment together!

You’re our hero,
♥ The YouTube Team

Rather decent of them, really. But on the off-chance that this is less than entirely sincere, I would still highly recommend that you not only subscribe to the Darkstream on YouTube, but also follow it on Stream.Me.


Darkstream: advice for the future opinion leader

From the transcript of last night’s Darkstream:

Advice for someone in their early 20s who wants to throw their hat in the ring but understands every wise person who says it’s unwise to trust the mind of a young man. Well, I think that what you should do is you should seek to learn, and to understand the world doesn’t need your opinions. It is very, very unlikely that any view you are going to express is going to be an original opinion. I’m not discouraging you from sharing your opinion or expressing yourself, I just think that it’s always very important to understand that, and the more that you read, and the more that you familiarize yourself with the great thinkers of the past, the more you’re going to understand how many times very, very capable individuals have wrestled with the same questions that you’re wrestling with. If you’re a good thinker, if you’re a high-caliber thinker, you’re going to find that even the most original thoughts that you have were successfully anticipated by people 2,000 years ago, 1,500 years ago, whatever, and that’s why it’s so important to read.

Of all the various humilities, I think temporal humility is perhaps the most important and least common. Are we not told there is nothing new under the sun? A reminder to all Darkstream viewers: be sure to subscribe to stream.me/voxday as a backup to the YouTube channel.



Darkstream: the labor mobility problem

This mass-firing by Ryanair of all its Dutch personnel is an excellent example of the problem that labor mobility poses the ideology of free trade:

Ryanair has fired all its pilots and cabin crew members based in the Netherlands after they did not agree to be ‘voluntarily’ relocated to bases as far-flung as Morocco and Belarus.

The Irish low-cost airline officially filed for the collective firing of all personnel at the Dutch Employee Insurance Agency (UWV), an autonomous government administrative authority that handles unemployment benefits.

Ryanair cites bad economic results for its Dutch base at Eindhoven, which was closed on 5th November, as the reason for the mass-dismissal.

To realize the full benefits of free trade, there can be no limits upon workers moving to where they can be most efficiently employed. It doesn’t matter if you don’t speak Ukrainian, if your family doesn’t want to relocate to Morocco, or if your ancestors have lived in Eindhoven for hundreds of years. If it is more efficient for the airline to fly from Belarus or Rabat, then you must go and live there or lose your job to a more cost-effective Moroccan pilot.

That’s not merely how free trade works, that’s what they mean by the necessity of immigration and the free movement of peoples. Of course, it will, incidentally, result in the complete destruction of every family and every national bond, but then, as Jordan Peterson reassures us, group identities are pathological anyhow, so it’s really for the best.

I addressed the issue in tonight’s Darkstream.


Darkstream 10k

I look forward to being able to call it Darkstream 40k. But in the meantime, that’s not so bad.

By the way, I was just on with Alex Jones. He actually had a copy of the Jordanetics paperback, which is more than I can say. It’s really rather remarkable how the globalists are desperate to corral the nationalist Right with their approved and controlled opposition; things are fairly obviously spiraling out of their control despite the lamentable failure of the Trump administration to do the two things it was elected to do.
  1. Build the Wall
  2. Drain the Swamp

Seriously, what morons in the Republican Party even hesitate to shut down the government. The government is the primary problem! Threatening to shut down the government is like threatening to throw Br’er Rabbit in the briar patch.

The White House suggested Tuesday that President Donald Trump could back down from his demand for $5 billion to fund his proposed border wall in a year-end spending bill.

Trump’s push for the money has threatened a partial government shutdown when funding for seven agencies lapses after midnight Friday. Last week, the president said he would be “proud” to close parts of the government over border security.

“We have other ways that we can get to that $5 billion that we’ll work with Congress,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News on Tuesday morning. She added that the Trump administration could support $1.6 billion in border security funding proposed by Senate Democrats, as long as it can “couple that with other funding resources” to get to $5 billion. She added that “at the end of the day, we don’t want to shut down the government. We want to shut down the border.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have cast the potential lapse in funding as the “Trump shutdown.

Instead of spending $5 billion on the promised Big Beautiful Wall, Congress is just going to give $10.6 billion to Mexico.

The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico.

Shut it down, Mr. President. You had two jobs. And to date, you haven’t finished either of them.



It’s all about merit

It’s funny how the US “meritocracy” never seems to work out for white Christians, no matter how objectively excellent their performance happens to be:

I got the news—I kid you not—on Friday the 13th.

In April.

Seven months ago.

Since when, I have been living a lie. Or a half truth. Or…oh, fuck it, it sucks.

Because it is nonsense, of course. I deserve to be promoted to full professor.

I have published a second major monograph with a prestigious academic publisher (our standard in the department, barring an outside offer from another university) that has been described in the flagship journal for my field as a “magnum opus” likely to be a “game-changer” in the long-overdue reassessment of Vatican II’s deficient Mariology.

I have held fellowships from the Mellon Foundation (twice), the American Council of Learned Societies (twice), and the Guggenheim (you only get one of those per lifetime).

I have won the oldest award in the country for excellence in undergraduate teaching (the Quantrell Award) as well as a Provost’s award for my teaching.

I have designed and taught now thirty different courses for undergraduates and graduates in the twenty-five years since I was hired at the University of Chicago as a newly-minted Ph.D. (Syllabi here.)

I have written over thirty reviews of books in my academic field and published sixteen substantive peer-reviewed articles, with additional pieces under contract and in press.

My first monograph won the prize from the Medieval Academy of America for a first book published on a medieval subject “judged to be…of outstanding quality,” as well as a prize for the best book in intellectual history published in 2002.

I have done all the appropriate service to my profession and my university as a reviewer, committee member, conference participant, and colleague.

And on Friday, April 13th, of this year, I was told that my scholarship was not good enough for the University of Chicago to promote me to full professor.

Either you learn to play identity politics or identity politics plays you. Of course, the more these institutions are converged away from their original purpose, the less capable they are of even performing their most basic functions.

Yes, Jordan, there is a conspiracy…. The Darkstream on the myth of meritocracy in America.


Darkstream: Jordanetics Rule 01

In this Darkstream, I address the First Rule of the 12-Rule Path, stand up straight with your shoulders back, and explain its true meaning as laid out in Jordan Peterson’s actual text. From the transcript:

There is something to the fact that the way you carry yourself, the way you stand, does communicate your position in the social hierarchy, but that’s not the point of this chapter. Posture has nothing to do with it, bullying has nothing to do with the realm of oppression or the realm of tyranny, and so what the first principle, the first real principle of Jordanetics is, is to be mediocre.

You don’t want to stay at the bottom, but you also don’t want to rise too far. And so the purpose of the book Jordanetics, one of the purposes of my book, is to explain to people who either haven’t read the books – you would be shocked at how many of Jordan Peterson’s fans have never actually read his book, they might own it, but they don’t read it because, frankly, it’s not very well-written – or have read it but haven’t properly understood it, that the first rule, the real first rule of Jordanetics is to be mediocre. And I do not believe that is a good rule for life. I think that that is a very negative rule for life and it is not helpful.



Darkstream: Free Trade is Evil

This promises to be a pretty mind-blowing one, so you might want to consider watching this Darkstream if you have any interest in economics or eschatology. I’m not merely making the case that free trade is bad for the economy, or that it is bad for America, I’m making the case that it is quite literally evil and integral to Satan’s master plan for the destruction of Man.

The relevant verses on which the case is founded.

Genesis 22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. (God wants to bless the nations.)

Psalm 22:28 For the kingdom is the Lord’s: and he is the governor among the nations. (God governs the nations.)

Psalm 86:9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name. (God made at least some of the nations.)

Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! (Lucifer’s fall from heaven weakened the nations.)

Matthew 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats. (The nations will survive to the end, despite all the efforts to destroy them, and God will set them straight again.)

Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring. (The nations will be distressed and perplexed towards the end.)

Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. (The Beast will be given power over the nations.)

Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. (The nations will be deceived by Babylon.)

Revelation 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more. (God will stop Lucifer from deceiving the nations.)

THE CORE SYLLOGISM

Major premise: The prince of this world seeks to deceive and destroy the nations as part of his rebellion against God.
Minor premise: The nations have been deceived into believing free trade benefits them, when in truth it will inevitably destroy them through the mobility of labor required to deliver the promised economic benefits.
Conclusion: Free trade is an integral element of the prince of this world’s master plan to destroy Man.