Yesterday, I noted Hannibal Bateman’s interview with the Duck, “A Canard of a Crusade.” During their discussion, Bateman mentions Mencius Moldbug’s term, the “Cathedral,” which some rightwingers use to name the general establishment in government, business, the media, organized religion, education, and the non-profit world. I have always hated that term; it rides the semantic coattails of The Da Vinci Code flavored slander against Christendom. Bateman asks:
How do you see the role of the sort of petty media mandarins we see on social media, from the journalists to various other functionaries? As mere “Outer Party” members disseminating the Cathedral (or Synagogue if you prefer) line or do you think they actually have a more central role to the hegemonic narrative they support?
I grinned at the “synagogue” remark, but it remains unfair. The “kakistocracy” is more fitting, but it is quite cacophonous, perhaps appropriately. Anyway, I followed the synagogue link to “The TRS Lexicon” (rated R), where I found something akin to The Devil’s Dictionary, but for the trashy, irreverent “alt-Right” (not that there’s anything wrong with that). The page defines “synagogue” as follows:
The ruling caste of the Western world. The men who mold the narrative and direct the society’s “progress.” Named for its over-representation of Merchant, as well as a means to criticize Mencius Moldbug, half-Merchant blogger who chooses to use “Cathedral” as a means to describe the same concept.
Thus, the entry implies that Moldbug’s terminology betrays that old, recidivist Jewish antipathy to Christian civilization. Perhaps—or perhaps it has to do with Moldbug’s fascination with the Age of Hobbes and its overturning the previous order. (I’ll offer my best interpretation of Moldbug’s choice tomorrow.) Regardless, the lexicon contains some interesting bits:
AUTISTE: An Autistic person who has elevated their place on the spectrum to a work of art.
BPLSWPL: “Black People Like Stuff White People Like.” A Black SWPL. A liberal, white presenting Black hipster douchebag. Pronounced “BippleSwipple.” See: SWPL
I never thought to pronounce SWPL as “swipple.” I shall henceforth incorporate the pronunciation into my manner of speech.
DILDOLECTIC: Two forces divorced from the common man are made interesting through over-emotional and vapid media attention. The stupid conflict results in stupid resolution, which advances no social cause beyond more absurd and vulgar materialism, more dildos.
DINDU NUFFINS: An obviously guilty black man. See: Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin. A phonetic spelling of what it sounds like when a Basketball American attempts to say the phrase “He didn’t do nothing!” Sometimes shortened to simply “Dindu.”
LIBERTARIANS: People who want to be left alone to smoke their bongs and **** their My Little Pony sex dolls, and occasionally talk about economics.
MALICIOUS COMPLIANCE: The art of obeying the letter of the law in such a way as to increase the torment of those responsible for writing or enforcing it.
9/11: Never forget! The anniversary of Pinochet’s glorious physical removal of Communist rule in Chile. Gracias, mi General.
OVENWORTHY: Anything that would be substantially improved by immediate incineration.
SWPL-DOWN ECONOMICS: The idea that, thanks to modern society’s material abundance, high-brow SWPL preferences become affordable, accessible, and trendy to the greater mass. *Example: Wal-Mart selling organic produce.*
“Dindu Nuffin” is a perfect expression. As for shamelessly naughty ethno-neologisms, my favorite one remains an Urban Dictionary entry for “jiggobaggan” (long since deleted), for which the provided example was “as seen in Cool Runnings.”
Overall, these alt-right sites provide pleasant FTT moments (think “taboo”), but everyone is always hatin’ on the Jews. Several of the other entries are variations of “LIQUID JEW: Alcohol.” I get the anger, but it really saddens me—and not only because I would likely be considered ovenworthy.