The YangGang debacle has taken a rather interesting turn and rekindled the acceleration debate all over again. Yet another divide is taking place between Yang detractors and supporters. Yang supporters have largely brushed off their critics by chalking the reasoning up to accelerationism. While that’s not a lie, it leaves too much room for the critic’s imagination. They simply assume the worst stereotype.
Typically, accelerationism is associated with groups like AWD and some libertarian circles like “collapsitarians” and ancaps. They argue that we need to side with the left in order to hurry along the collapse so that a new order may rise from the ashes. Imagery of skulls and burning cities are often evoked, and it’s rare that they present have a plan for the aftermath. It’s easy to see why many people are opposed to this.
Accelerationism isn’t always doom and gloom though. I would assert that there’s another form we can call paralleleration. Explained simply, we must build a parallel society and accelerate the decline of our current society in order to push people in our direction. To put it another way, we need to build our own communities and infrastructure so they will be unaffected by the acceleration of broader society. This way we will have a thriving, healthy society in the midst of a larger decline.
Some would argue that we just need to delay the inevitable so we have more time to build, but people don’t do anything without active pressure. The alt-right didn’t move to encrypted, uncensorable communication platforms until our networks started getting broken up and censored. We didn’t make a serious effort to establish our own financial system until people were cut off from the current system. Ultimately, action needs to be compelled, not argued for. After all, necessity is the mother of invention.
There’s a lot of problems with the “other side” of the political aisle. Medicare for all is a band aid at best, UBI sure seems like a challenge to work out economically, and they certainly aren’t good about guns. The backlash to #YangGang support is far from unexpected. The fact that many on our side came from libertarianism likely plays a big role as well.
Those who are getting upset are really missing the point of #YangGang. Let’s be honest, even if Yang gets elected, we’ll get UBI like we got the wall. Tricky subjects are much easier to bring up with Yang in the picture. There isn’t a single politician besides Yang that addresses white people directly, without apology. Is it not easier to bring up the subject of white identity if there’s someone else talking about it openly?
The degree of emotional investment in US politics on our side is almost concerning. Have we not learned our lesson with Trump? The idea that our plan for survival should hinge on a presidential election is laughable at best, dangerous if people take it seriously. While many will say that we should invest in the political system and also ready backup plans, that is really just a big cope. We should view the political theater as exactly that, a theater.
Current events and the latest political developments should certainly influence our talking point, but we need a more stoic outlook. We can do amazing things outside the political realm, things that will ultimately save our people. First, we need to reframe our perspective on the current paradigm. The blackpill isn’t doom and gloom, it’s a new beginning.