Elements for Positive Memes

  • Philosophy Against ideology
  • Honesty
  • Realism and objective truth
  • Being Natural
  • Social Element

The memes are great, but there is one problem. There are a lot of “negative” or attacking memes, and no positive identarian memes.  Whether you want peaceful democratic revolution or violent revolution, there is one revolution you need to win before, and that is cultural revolution. Culture is identity. You need to make your own cultural ideals, so it becomes socially acceptable to accept your own ideas. Make a new culturally identity, which you can politicize. Without establishing a counterculture, or cultural revolutionary identity you aren’t going to see any change. All your attacking memes are for nothing, if you can’t find a way to establish cultural ideal, and channel people towards it. The worst possible thing is that the enemies can define as an outside, which they can easily do. 

Philosophy Against ideology

Political parties and political groups are ideology, and we need to recognize it as an ideology. I think we can win against them by being philosophical and intellectual. To give something in return for destroying their ideology, we should promote “philosophy”. Traditionalism has enough philosophers to quote from for every situation. Traditionalist philosophers have enough answers to all the questions. Also, traditionalism doesn’t prejudge against anyone. Most of the thinkers like Plato, Aristotle, Marcus Aurelius or Nietzsche have been accepted by the mainstream as intellectuals. Thus, it’s much easier to bring them and use them as an authority. I personally don’t argue from authority, but a quotation from a famous thinker brings always some kick into your argument. 

Honesty

Most opponents are not honest, and they lie. You need truth to expose lies. Telling truth can also be a weakness, but it can be a powerful strength. Try to build our propaganda in truth. Like Jospeh Goebbels said: 

“Good propaganda does not need to lie, indeed it may not lie. It has no reason to fear the truth. It is a mistake to believe that people cannot take the truth. They can. It is only a matter of presenting the truth to people in a way that they will be able to understand. A propaganda that lies proves that it has a bad cause. It cannot be successful in the long run.”

I suggest that trying to somehow make a positive meme out of honesty, and weaponize it.

Realism and objective truth

Most of us have come to our views by rational reasoning and evidence. We came to our views by debating and studying. In debate we have preconceived notion, and by debating some of our views change, and some are re-enforced. This trial and error are objective method, because it puts your views on the line for scrutiny. Our goal is objective truth. Many of modern myths trample in the face of objective standards. Thus, you should rigorously push forward the notion of objectivity, debate and skepticism of the Status Quo. Most opponents are mostly relativist and are pushing for subjectivity and feelings. We should bring forward the revolutionary notion that truth is objective and not subjective, and hijack intellectualism as something white and traditional.

Being Natural

By attacking the notion of equality in nature you can normally win. Most counter argument comes from Hume; “What is, doesn’t mean that it ought to be”.

And this is easily won by attacking with practicality, and observations contradicting their ideals, and then exposing their naiveté. George Orwell said it best; all are equal, but some are more equal than others. Bring forward more naturalistic philosophy. It was attacked by some people as a fallacy, but a way to overcome this is by evoking evolutionary psychology. In a sense arguing that evolutionary reasons have made us aware of social and practical differences, and those differences, but also our ability to sense them comes from actual evolutionary struggle. For instance argue that (whatever your defending) is defensive mechanism evolved through evolution and part of our genetic code, and is essentially logical, especially if bring up an evolutionary trait for surviving being attacked in the wild.

Some emotions are pathological.  Some people claim that pride is irrational, or claim that hatred is irrational, this is not true. Emotions are social reactions, and reactions to a social signaling, and have logical job in social environments. Thus, it’s irrational to attack them by declaring them pathology by default. Pride and honor have real social importance for any social identity. Even the Gay Pride event is all about pride for their social environment, but somehow whites shouldn’t feel any pride in their history and heritage, because of a perceived emotion.

Social Element

The most powerful positive meme pictures are those where there is good social vibe. This means that it must have some incitement towards love, happiness, friendship, brotherhood, family, playfulness, etc. between two or more people. Pictures with only one person are harder, because the connection needs to happen with the person in the picture and another thing in the picture, or the person has to have one-way interaction with a viewer of the picture.