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Aug 26, 2023Liked by Rurik Skywalker

As to why you are losing subscribers, I think you have been spending too much time ranting about how dumb peasants are and not enough time giving actually interesting and informative analysis. I think it's a classic case of Twitter syndrome. You spend all day looking at dumbass takes until all you can do is complain about how dumb people are online. I don't even follow all these retards so I don't get much satisfaction out of reading your rants against them. That's why I've considered unsubbing, anyway.

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Rol...I mean Rurik imo you are totally correct that ideologies are cancerous. You and Anglin have both done outstanding work deconstructing how ideology is used to disarm the critical thinking capacity of the masses. With the Artëm tier Stalinist imo what they basically want is справедливость from top to bottom in society and since Russia has been such a shitshow in all of living memory Stalin was the most recent anchor. That is Stalin was the least bad ruler of the empire since Stalin, and Stalin was actually a mixed bag in that he did some good amongst some very bad. On the other hand everyone else since than has just been bad. And with the traditional Russian "the Tsar is good and the boyers are bad" formulation Stalin really did fight the boyers, and it's true that after the boyers murdered him they dumped their own crimes on him which Stalin predicted with his quote about how after his death a bunch of trash would be thrown on his grave.

With this subject I always need qualify that I'm not actively trying to engage in Stalinist rehabilitation because the problems he addressed belatedly were problems that arose due to a foreign ideological virus he played a starring role in spreading in Russia. However a neutral analysis of Stalin would indicate he went through a learning curve "and began to hate them" or "not appreciate them anymore" and he actively did what Zanons claim Putin has been doing. That is trying to tame and kill his way out of a pit he helped dig in the 1st place. He lost that fight and with that trash dumped on his grave the Artëm tier Stalinists than see the struggle and subsequent post mortem slander fest as some kind of archetype. The valiant king fighting to the death against the rapacious boyers. It's the справедливость they are looking for and projecting. How does one avoid the pitfall of ideology while keeping the archetype? Humans can do without ideology and should in fact, but they can't do without archetypes.

As for the Christianity I'm certainly counted amongst those who are true believers and Dostoevskys observation that if there is no immortality of the human soul than all is permitted is completely irrefutable imo and further more objecting to any mass degeneracy on any terms other than personal dislike is hypocritical and delusional if "good" has no ontological existence of its own. All that exists in this scheme is brute will to power in a pointless, ridiculous universe. As I know you know this has nothing to do with ideology it's a matter of 1st principles that come way before ideology. As Nietzsche observed regarding the murder of God, isn't man compelled to become god just to be worthy of accomplishing the deed? IMO the ideological plagues flow directly from that metaphorical deed of murdering God, when the 1st principles men claim to live by are no longer anchored in God but men you essentially have the masses enslaved. That is men are now living by moral codes they don't actually think have any ontological/divine basis, they are living according to values thought up by other men. Total slave morality and the one thing Nietzsche was absolutely correct about.

Generations of that will domesticate the masses and prepare them to accept anything. Thats why I said I'll always have a soft spot for a guy like Prigozhin, he filled that spot on gods throne in his own nihilistic univers and did not live by any code save his very own. That's why the joker archetype is so damn appealing to the masses. In our modern world where God is dead the masses instinctively recognize that he isn't actually doing anything wrong and infact he is the superman that they are too cowardly to be.

Anyway I know your go to anchor is identity and I don't object to that. My question though would be what makes identity better than Joker/Tony Montana if the "good" doesn't have an ontological anchor beyond the preference of men? How does identity prevent the appearance of a parasitical priest class on its own. You are right about identity imo but that identitys inherent sacredness has to be anchored outside itself beyond the reach of spooks and priests somehow doesn't it?

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Have you produced an audiobook version of your new book? If you haven’t, but plan to, I hope you use your own voice and then push for it to be available on Apple & Amazon, though Amazon may block you.

You know, it’s only going to get worse, considering WHO really controls most governments, most media and most social platforms attacking good writers/creators, mostly indirectly, with clever word-play, shadow banning, as well as programed algorithmic shit-bots & trolls. I don’t get why you’d lose so many subscribers. Considering what I publish, I’m surprised I have any real human subs, at all. For whatever the reason, most of my subscribers stay with me, with only one or two dropping off after I publish something new criticizing, for instance, Israel’s masters or hardcore American Left vs. Right fight club ring leaders—most of whom are directly attached to AIPAC monies. I’m frequently attacked by random, militarized, Israel-supporting bots, some of whom are almost real persons I discover hiding out in their parents basements slinging nonsense for reactions.

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Being right doesn't mean you have to be popular. Or right all the time on everything. To me what you say makes the most logical sense and it is the truth I seek above everything else. If I wanted a fairytale I'd not be subbing.

One thing though I'd say I'm still more hopeful than you and that comes down to my understanding and interpretation of the Russian people, which could be incorrect. As said in other comments I am hedging the West falls first. All empires fall. Adam Curtis "Can't Get You Out of my Head" had an interesting conclusion at where we may be going but his documentary on Russia last year was piss poor and insulting.

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I bet a lot of the exiting subs heeded what you said, about having a low IQ because they disagreed with you, and thus intimidated by your self-evident brilliance, found another corner of the web in which to engage in self-abasement, shamed to be in your sight. ;-)

Please stop jumping the shark.

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founding

There is no need to cover tracks. The "official" crash investigators will do that, just like the FBI and the CIA completely gutted the once venerable NTSB in the TWA 800 "investigation" and how the US gov covered the Israeli 9/11 operation.

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Haven't read the book yet but will get there. If there was ever any doubt about Wagner's fate, this latest desecration should remove it: Graves of Wagner soldier in south Russia bulldozed

https://youtu.be/TAZKcPoms7c?si=VY2vhcHBmZGQcE0z

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Well, this is embarrassing. It suggests that #prigozihndidntfakehisdeath. And also that Christians are satanists. I tried to explain to them that they are celebrating Saturn on Christmas but ... you see people cant use their heads, hearts and eyes. They never have. Like Neo from the Matrix - they must learn how to do it. Their eyes hurt because they never used them. And if this ever changes I think we all be dead long time ago but yes, humanity will be free at last.

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I’m curious, what exactly did you do that made people unsubscribe?

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Yes, Putin really has become a Trumpian clone with the accompanying acolytes.

MRGA

Putin doesn't have his elections stolen though.

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I wish I had our host's view on Mouravieff. Maybe some readers have theirs, it is also welcome.

Respect

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I guess you would be completely in accord with all Sam Vaknin is saying? And probably what he wrote in his book (which I haven't read) ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZLNOcmLIAI&t=19s

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