Saturday, September 11, 2010 40 Comments

Henry Beckett Moldbug

9/11/2010, 7lb 14oz. Mother and baby are well.

For actual UR content, some history is discussed here...


Blogger Aaron Davies said...

Mazel tov!

(who was Henry Beckett?)

September 11, 2010 at 2:40 PM  
Anonymous vandereleun said...

Very good. Congratulations. Carry on.

September 11, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations from the lurker/peanut gallery.

September 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Peter A. Taylor said...


September 11, 2010 at 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're a machine, Moldbug!

September 11, 2010 at 3:33 PM  
Anonymous fred said...

Congratulations, Mr. Moldbug!

I also have a question about the linked comment thread:

In your first comment you seem to endorse MacArthur's famous claim "in war, there is no substitute for victory." By this, didn't he mean that we should use nuclear weapons against Chinese and North Korean troop concentrations during the Korean war? This seems like a fairly risky ploy, one that could have easily sparked a third world war. Isn't it better not to have taken that chance? Or have I misunderstood either your position, or the actual history (or both)?

September 11, 2010 at 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job.

September 11, 2010 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger G. M. Palmer said...

With a name like Henry beckett I'm afraid he's going to hate himself.

September 11, 2010 at 4:20 PM  
Anonymous josh said...

Due date! I get it. Congrats!

September 11, 2010 at 4:59 PM  
Anonymous josh said...

Wait, I think he actually said deadline. Nevermind.

Oh, except about the congrats. You can still mind the congrats.

September 11, 2010 at 5:02 PM  
Anonymous josh said...

By the way (in reference to the linked thread), I fucking love True History of the American Revolution. One of the most enjoyable moldbug recommendations
(along with, and I think I've mentioned it before, Menace of Peace is mind blowing for completely different reasons). If anyone has yet to check it out, you will not be disappointed. The parallels between the revolution and say the Iraq war become so clear.

September 11, 2010 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Grim said...


September 11, 2010 at 5:55 PM  
Anonymous Pwyll said...


September 11, 2010 at 6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he doesn't like Henry he can always go by Hank like Charles Bukowski.

September 11, 2010 at 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Rob S. said...

Not bad, but you still need four more to edge your nemesis Cochran.

No doubt your children both merit the endorsement of a better American time:

September 11, 2010 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger TGGP said...

It seemed like only yesterday...

Nina Paley, creator of "Sita Sings the Blues" which can be viewed online, argues that nobody should have children here. It's sort of an environmentalist message, most of the antinatalists I read argue based on the welfare of the child-to-be (which must ultimately die, as with all life), which is why the anti-antinatalist argument I wrote doesn't touch on the eco-angle.

September 11, 2010 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Porphyrogenitus said...


September 11, 2010 at 7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May many more come!!

September 11, 2010 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger newt0311 said...


September 11, 2010 at 9:51 PM  
Anonymous jkr said...

The zapruder film of 9/11

building What?

31. second tv spot produced by 9/11 families for air in NY... will reach 2.5 million people this month:

3 new groups join 9/11 truth movement:

Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth is now 1285 strong!

September 11, 2010 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger G. M. Palmer said...


Anti-natalists be damned!

September 11, 2010 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger G. M. Palmer said...


That woman you linked to is a fscking retrad.

Naw, I'll just type "fucking retard." Seriously.

She thinks that wiping people off the planet will somehow free all other animals to evolve?

As if other animals don't interact with each other now? And didn't before people?

Does she think people killed the dinosaurs?

I mean, it's obvious that anyone who thinks people shouldn't have children is missing some important cognitive steps, but she really takes the cake.

Happy birthday, Hanky B!

September 11, 2010 at 10:45 PM  
Anonymous MadDrNesbit said...


September 12, 2010 at 12:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations! I'll donate in the next babysitter fundraising drive too

September 12, 2010 at 12:48 AM  
Anonymous B said...


September 12, 2010 at 5:04 AM  
Blogger gokart-mozart said...


How's the stubbornness and disrespect going? I have seven kids, and MY stubbornness really didn't make it past #2.

September 12, 2010 at 5:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations from a long-time lurker. Of course, now you *really* aren't going to blog much anymore. Don't worry, though -- it doesn't get brutal until the third child, which you are clearly on track for. ;-p

September 12, 2010 at 7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats - my own Henry is due next month!

September 12, 2010 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger William Barghest said...


September 12, 2010 at 2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'll donate in the next babysitter fundraising drive too"

I don't think I got my money's worth last time.

Right now if you paid him, you'd be paying him to troll Abu Muqawama.

September 12, 2010 at 5:05 PM  
Anonymous JB said...


I've been thinking about this for a while, and it seems like a good time to ask;
How are the reactionaries here, of various stripes, raising their children? It strikes me that it would be very difficult to avoid contamination by the Cathedral, and if successful, one's offspring are likely to end up seeming very odd to others. At what age is it appropriate to start teaching them Ketman, if at all? A reactionary raising a child with a Carlylean approach to truth and compromise is going to be in constant conflict with teachers, other parents etc. It's difficult enough as an adult to be disagreeing with every politically-tinged comment anyone makes to you.

Further, what would be a good career choice for the young neo-reactionary? So many fields involve a great deal of unwanted contact with unions, government authorities, or are just completely hemmed in by regulations. Technical jobs seem to me to have the least contact with progressive ideals and quackery, but I'm open to contradiction on that one.

September 12, 2010 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger TGGP said...

G. M. Palmer, I agree that the logical conclusion for antinatalists is an apocalyptic imperative, just as humans are animals so are the rest of the animals! My argument referred to above is here.

gokart-mozart, I'm impressed. By Greg Cochran's logic, you can declare victory in any argument with him.

September 12, 2010 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger TGGP said...

I thought the obvious reactionary route was homeschooling. Unless of course you've got an acceptable madrassa, which the American Progressives & KKK teamed up to crush a little over a century ago. David Friedman advocates "unschooling", which is like homeschooling without the schooling.

mtraven's most recent post discusses reactionary engineers.

September 12, 2010 at 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


September 12, 2010 at 6:36 PM  
Anonymous Peter A. Taylor said...

@JB: Ketman is hard. Start early. My son is 15, and I should have started 5 years ago. But "contamination by the Cathedral" is a surprisingly easy problem to deal with. He is quite open to any suggestion that his teachers are wrong. Boys may have an advantage here because they are often looking for ways to differentiate themselves from female teachers (or relatives).

September 12, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Anonymous josh said...

I contaminate children for a living. I may be the only Monarchist AP US Government and Politics teacher in the entire world.

September 13, 2010 at 4:55 AM  
Blogger G. M. Palmer said...

I know of one other Monarchist AP English Literature teacher (besides me)--and he was my mentor.

So there you go.

September 13, 2010 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger mtraven said...


Has parenthood had any impact on your political views? Mine certainly needed a bit of revision.

September 13, 2010 at 1:37 PM  
Anonymous FatherOfEightInNJ said...

Geez, two kids in the Bay Area! That's like 97%-ile there.

Congratulations Mencius from a Fellow Traveler.

September 15, 2010 at 11:49 AM  
Anonymous The 27th Comrade said...

Congratulations, Meng-Tze.

September 16, 2010 at 9:17 AM  

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