Neo-Whig History

In honour of the end of the second (and hopefully last) Current Year, I’d like to opine for a bit on what I like to call Neo-Whig History.

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The Abolition of Man by Machine

Disclaimer: I am absolutely and 100% certain that someone in the Rationalist or LW or NRx community has already made this connection. Probably multiple pieces have been written on this. I don’t care, I’ve never read them, and I’m not googling for them. If someone wants to link the (almost certainly better and more thorough) pieces that talk about this in the comments, feel free.


In 1943 C.S. Lewis published a book called The Abolition of Man. You all need to read it if you haven’t already. It’s short, but really, really worth it.

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Re-Packing The Invisible Backpack

I hate the essay White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack by Peggy McIntosh.


Artist’s reconstruction of Peggy.

Because it conflates many things that have nothing to do with each other, and puts them all down as “White Privilege.” I’m going to break all the points Peggy makes down and categorise them as either White Privilege, or something else. And remember, if something is “White Privilege,” it must

1. Not just be an encounter with some bigoted asshole.
2. Apply to all white people, and not to other races
3. Apply to a white person raised by blacks
4. Not apply to a black person raised by whites.

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