Now Amazon is almost certainly not a diehard reactionary organization. But it is serving our ends by hastening the demise of the publishing industry's business model. It is seriously unlikely that it is an accident that nearly all literature published today has what I call 'authorial affirmative action' and 'histogram distortion' (by this I mean significantly skewing the demographics of who does what in fiction or news relative to the actual frequencies in the real world). They are in fact effectively part of the mainstream media and their destruction through slowly choking their lines of supply only helps us. All hail the heroes of Reaction!
Only the founder of Craigslist is higher in our constellation of stars.
Our regular readers know, of course, that I favor gaining support from people by appealing to their actual interests rather than attempting to spin a web of cosmic justice and prancing unicorns over my cause. Many of our most useful allies not only will not like us as persons or as a group, but will actively dislike us. So be it. Those reactionaries that are Christians like myself can use this as an opportunity to love some of those that consider us enemies.
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Hmm...while I certainly share your view of Craigslist vs. mainline newspapers, I don't know very much about the publishing world. Could you tell us a bit about whether publishers were particularly liberal?
Read their products. How many cases do you see in contemporary literature where a member of a protected class is presented unsympathetically? How many current books show women as being the martial equals or superiors to men?
Readers are overwhelmingly women. That would at least explain the latter observation. The former, I grant you - certainly at least the high-status reviewers lap that stuff up. Not sure if there's actually that much reactionary literature being suppressed by publishers, though.
Netflix = no advertising?
Netflix serves the reactionary cause by forcing current releases to compete for eyeballs a lot more with much older and more reactionary material. I'm not familiar with the advertising content or lack thereof of Netflix since I've never had it.
I didn't think of the angle of older vs. new but that is a good point. I was thinking that because Netflix doesn't have advertising its lets sensitive to PC because there are no advertisers to pull.
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