Curtis Yarvin, the technologist best known for blogging under the name Mencius Moldbug, established a reputation this decade as one of the most influential and controversial figures on the online Right, far out of step with established mainstream conservatism. In recent years, as the political scene across the internet has fragmented with explosive growth, some factions have taken concepts Yarvin introduced—such as the “red pill” metaphor associated with The Matrix—and popularized them, sometimes in unhealthy and extremist ways. Now, in a new series of essays, Yarvin sets the record straight on his thinking, his critics, and his radical challenge to all political frameworks competing for dominance in American life. Partisans of every stripe would do well to prepare themselves to respond to this line of attack—one building strength and authority in tech circles. The question of whether American politics can deliver the good life today is one we continue to answer in the affirmative. But without the healthy jolt to the system Yarvin provokes, and the resulting tension and debate that is the essence of political democracy, all such affirmative answers, we strongly suspect, will be weakened, no matter how feverish they become.
Some people love to just assume a moral high ground and associate this person to every kind of wrongthink. They're mostly baseless accusations and I suggest you just ignore them and use this thread to discuss one of the most important modern political thinkers of our era, who certainly influenced a broad group, including a lot of austrian school libertarians.
I'm glad to see a lot of users here are escaping the plantation mindset. But it's not nice to just see petty attacks on this forum's resident liberals while you could actually spend time discussing important ideas.