A Conversation with Anne Applebaum and Katie Couric: The State of American Democracy


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The New Right

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The New Right, who are best represented by Peter Thiel and its philosopher-darling, Curtis Yarvin, are very clear about their antipathy to democracy.  The New Right, aka Neoreactionaries, are proponents of “RAGE” (getting Rid of All Government Employees) and forming an entirely new system of government based on “neocameralism.”  Neocameralism is defined as a country that is formed by a business.  Yes, you read that correctly. 
Yarvin advocates for a centrally-managed economy led by a monarch / corporate CEO,  who wouldn’t be slowed down by “plodding liberal-democratic procedures.”  All of this is reminiscent of  former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s vow to deconstruct the administrative state.
The Ideal World of the New Right
“Let’s start with my ideal world—the world of thousands, preferably even tens of thousands, of neocameralist city-states and ministates, or neostates. The organizations which own and operate these neostates are for-profit sovereign corporations, or sovcorps.” -Curtis Yarvin, Unqualified Reservations
Yarvin goes on to describe the two classes of residents in this “ideal” world — one class is patrons and the other dependents, who operate only through the patrons. It gets a lot worse.
In the weeks to come…
BigTent is going to look more closely at the New Right, who is allied with it, what it stands for, how it is operating and what those who seek to protect democracy can do to stop this dangerous movement.
What can I do about it?
Educate yourself and your friends and family.   If you want to learn more about the New Right, take a look at some of these articles: