«Extropy» #Gen4

February 20, 2013 admin 10 Comments »

What greater calamity can a neologism inherit than a techno-hippy paternity? Such a fate, apparently, induces even other techno-hippies to skirt around it (whilst repeating it almost exactly). But it needs to be said, whether through gritted teeth or not, that ‘extropy’ is a great word, and close to an indispensable one.

Extropy, or local entropy reduction, is — quite simply — what it is for something to work. The entire techno-science of entropy, on its practical (cybernetic) side, is nothing but extropy generation. There is no rigorous conception of functionality that really bypasses it. The closest approximation to objective value that will ever be found already has a name, and ‘extropy’ is it.

The importance of this term to the investigation of time is brought into focus by the work of Sean Carroll (although, of course, he never uses it). If the directionality or ‘arrow’ of time is understood as Eddington proposed, through rising global entropy (or disorder), as anticipated by the second law of thermodynamics, local extropy poses an intriguing question.

Carroll’s discussion is directed towards his sense of the ultimate temporal and cosmological problem:  the low entropy state of the early universe (assumed but not explained by prevailing cosmo-physics). Given this intellectual momentum, the problem of local negative-entropy production (extropy) is little more than a distraction, or a spurious objection to the conceptual scaffolding he presents. He comments:

The Second Law doesn’t forbid decreases in entropy in open systems — by putting in the work, you are able to tidy up your room, decreasing its entropy but still increasing the entropy of the whole universe (you make noise, burn calories, etc.). Nor is it in any way incompatible with evolution or complexity or any such thing.

The perplexing question, however, is this: If entropy defines the direction of time, with increasing disorder determining the difference of the future from the past, doesn’t (local) extropy — through which all complex cybernetic beings, such as lifeforms, exist — describe a negative temporality, or time-reversal? Is it not in fact more likely, given the inevitable embeddedness of intelligence in ‘inverted’ time, that it is the cosmological or general conception of time that is reversed (from any possible naturally-constructed perspective)?

Whatever the conclusion, it is clear that entropy and extropy have opposing time-signatures, so that time-reversal is a relatively banal cosmological fact. ‘We’ inhabit a bubble of backwards time (whoever we are), whilst immersed in a cosmic environment which runs overwhelmingly in the opposite direction. If reality is harsh and strange, that’s why.

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NGE comment:

There´s really nothing more to comment. What we would say is already said in the comments @ NRx from beginning (by others and our selves) to a nonexistant end.


«Cthulhu, leftist?» #Gen3

February 19, 2013, admin´s log


Caught in the slipstream of tentacled abomination, as we are, the question is an involving one. Is the spiral into a “holocaust of freedom and ecstasy” a leftist maelstrom? That seems plausible, even unavoidable, if the right defines itself in opposition to chaotic evil. But if poly-tendrilled monstrosities from the Outside aren’t our natural allies, what the hell are we doing among these squares? It’s simply fate and allegiance from where we’re slithering: If it’s a squid-shaped horror out of deep time, with an IQ in four digits or more, and unspeakable plans for mankind, then it’s one of ours, and — more to the point — we’re its.



NGE comment:

As he said in #Gen1:

Intelligence will be required, in abundance, if we are to swim the other way, and we agree with the theonomists at least in this: if it is drawn from non-human sources, so much the better. Markets, machines, and monsters might inspire us.

The correspondences are obvious.


Genus #2

Whether considered within the registers of physics, physiology, or politics, ‘reaction’ is a time-structured notion. It follows an action or stimulus, which it reaches back through, in order to annul or counteract  a disequilibrium or disturbance. Whilst subsequent to an action, it operates in alignment with what came before: the track, or legacy, that defines the path of reversal, or the target of restoration. It therefore envelops the present, to contest it from all sides. The Outside of the dominant moment is its space.

Reaction forges, or excavates, an occult pact between the future and the past, setting both against the present, in concert, and thus differentiating itself from progressivism (which unites the present and future against the past), and  conservatism (which unites past and present against the future). Its bond with time as outsideness carries it ever further beyond the moment and its decay, into a twin horizon of anterior and posterior remoteness. It is a Shadow Out of Time.

There is a far more immediately practical reason for reaction to involve itself in the exploration of time, however: to take steps to avoid what it could scarcely otherwise avoid becoming — a sterile orgy of disgruntlement. Finding nothing in the present except deteriorated hints of other things, reaction soon slides into what it most detests: an impotent micro-culture of vocal, repetitive protest. This isn’t right, this isn’t right, this isn’t right quickly becomes white noise, or worse (intelligible whining). Even when it escapes the ceaseless, mechanical reiteration of a critical diagnosis (whose tedium is commensurate to the narrowed times it damns), its schemes of restoration fall prey to a more extended repetition,  which calls only — and uselessly — for what has been to be once more.

If the New Reaction is not to bore itself into a coma, it has to learn to run innovation and tradition together as Siamese twins, and for that it needs to think time, into distant conclusions, in its ‘own’ way. That can be done, seriously. Of course, a demonstration is called for …

[Note: ‘physics’ deleted from the first line to pre-emptively evade a righteous spanking from enraged Newtonians insisting upon the strict simultaneity of actions and reactions within classical mechanics]

February 19, 2013admin 6 Comments »
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Genus #1

We cannot but help appropriate.

February 19, 2013 admin 14 Comments »
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Once it is accepted that the right can never agree about anything, the opportunity arises to luxuriate in the delights of diversity. Libertarianism already rivaled Trotskyism as a source of almost incomprehensibly compact dissensus, but the New Reaction looks set to take internecine micro-factionalism into previously unimagined territories. We might as well enjoy it.

From crypto-fascists, theonomists, and romantic royalists, to jaded classical liberals and hard-core constitutionalists, the reaction contains an entire ideological cosmos within itself. Hostility to coercive egalitarianism and a sense that Western civilization is going to hell will probably suffice to get you into the club. Agreeing on anything much beyond that? Forget it.

There’s one dimension of reactionary diversity that strikes Outside in as particularly consequential (insofar as anything out here in the frozen wastes has consequences): the articulation of reaction and politics. Specifically: is the reaction an alternative politics, or a lucid (= cynically realistic) anti-politics? Is democracy bad politics, or simply politics, elaborated towards the limit of its inherently poisonous  potential?

Outside in sides emphatically with the anti-political ‘camp’. Our cause is depoliticization (or catallaxy, negatively apprehended). The tradition of spontaneous order is our heritage.  The New Reaction warns that the tide is against us. Intelligence will be required, in abundance, if we are to swim the other way, and we agree with the theonomists at least in this: if it is drawn from non-human sources, so much the better. Markets, machines, and monsters might inspire us. “Rulers” of any kind? Not so much.


NGE comment:

1. No birth without schizm. [2][3]

Particular churches and sects usurp the gates of heaven, and turn the key against each other; and thus we go to heaven against each others’ wills, conceits, and opinions …

― «Religio Medici» 1642

Chronic internal schism–it’s not a bug, it’s a feature

mitrailleuse.net 2015

2. No rule without rulers.

de Globeall Faith

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Michael Says:

MMs whole Cromwell thesis is really clever and fun and all and like all good conspiracy theories has a lot of truth in it, but the Catholics have done just fine interpreting scripture as communism without Harvards help because Christianity is in fact a universalist egalitarian communal radically leftist self abnegating irrational theology, a slave religion if you will. and i say that with all due affection but it it what it is Both Catholics and protestants had turns at conquering the world with it, and it could be argued the Jews through communism also took a swing at trying to conquer the world with Christianity.
That said this might be the latest denouement but i wouldn’t count on it being the last because you see no true christian could have done wrong all thats needed is another reformation


Posted on July 14th, 2016 at 2:19 am

D. Says:

For Progressivism/Cathedralism to have peaked, other religions need to have been rising up to replace it. So far, the only religion that has been expanding broadly in the developed world is Islam, taking advantage of its alliance with the Cathedral to import itself by the millions and claim preferential treatment.

It is a promising development that a few relatively small First World countries are standing up to the Cathedral, but it remains to be seen if this behavior will spread to the Cathedral’s larger bastions.


Orthodox Reply:

Collapse doesn’t require a competitor. The barbarians didn’t “rise up” to conquer Rome, they fed off its decaying carcass. When Rome was gone, there was no glorious age of the barbarian.

Muslims and other Cathedral pets are likely to be first on the chopping block once it can no longer defend itself. In Islamic countries, Islam will rule much as it does (or does not) today. ISIS looks like a threat because the Arab tyrants are afraid of human rights violations. Once the Cathedral falls, the tyrants can Hama every jihadist stronghold. The Cathedral is net pro-Islam because it doesn’t allow the use of collective punishment.

Cryptogenic Reply:

I once spoke to a woman who was a schoolgirl during Mishima’s his coup/suicide theater. It was an event on a par with the JFK assassination: TV’s were brought into classrooms, students and everyone else went home early. Her dad was a member of the JDL, whose collective opinion — indeed the opinion of many Japanese — was thst Mishima was insane and embarrassing but basically right.

Nobody cares much about Mishima today and for years afterward didn’t speak about him in polite society. He went from being the most famous public intellectual to something akin to Charles Manson. (Cf. Schroeder’s experiences trying to film “Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters” in Japan. Nobody wanted him there bringing up such a sore subject.)

When I told my friend that he was popular among some American bloggers, she said, “Why? He would have wanted to kill them.”

Mishima: brilliant novelist and high-functioning schizophrenic/narcissist, highly disreputable in his home country.

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Contaminated NEET Reply:

Welcome to the fringes. You want normal, well-adjusted people? Go join the Republicans.

Alex Reply:



Arian Machinechrist Reply:

Charles Manson is silly, always has been and always will be.

Now Sir Yukio Mishima recognized that everybody dies

(life extension really wasn´t available) so he chose

his death, and did it with honour. ‘Honour’ is

deeply related to ‘honesty’. Those who

deride him always do us favour by

showing through it their inner

character. So that we

can exclude them.

From polis



Alex Reply:

Arian Machinechrist

Why do you slander the internationally recognised philosopher Manson?

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As seen by the chronology of the comments, this pathetic person, under the name “Cryptogenic”, first seems to infer Varg Vikernes is autistic or somehow mentally disabled; in both cases we forgive them. But we do not tolerate such dishonorable behavior tho, so far as we can do something about it, or expose it.

Secondly, “Cryptogenic” claims to not get my point that there is nothing wrong about LARPing (as seen in the comments he´d previously used LARPing against Varg Vikernes). Then straight after claiming he doesn´t get my point, he goes on to say that Yukio Mishima, LARPed.