Anti-Woke Books - Real History and Science.

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Syaoran Li

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It's more a mockery of Leibniz than anything else.

True, Leibniz and Rousseau both preached the idyllic optimistic view of human nature and the universe being fundamentally good, and this wider belief would become an influence on Whig History and the early socialists.

The biggest difference is that Leibniz focused more on the universe and nature itself while Rousseau was more focused on human nature and human behavior.
 

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Mussolini's Intellectuals, it's pretty no mnonsense on the the roots of Fascism. I'm halfway through it right now.
I haven't read this one, but someone else on KF (I forget who) recommended:
An Intelligent Person's Guide to Fascism - a recommendation that I second. At the time it was written (2000), "fascist" was already being thoughtlessly tossed around like "Nazi" is today. This book is a brief survey of what historical fascism was and was not. It focuses more on fascism as an international movement (or not) than the specifics of Italian theory like your book.

Here's another good one:
Political Pilgrims - about the history of communist and other left-wing regimes (Latin America, the Third World, etc.) courting disaffected Western intellectuals.

EDIT: here's one more.
The Poor Indians - about 17th-century British Christian missionaries who would raise funds to go to the New World and convert the indigenous population. In reality, those that actually went to America spent more time hanging around in European settlements and trying to convert other white Christians to their particular sect. The whole thing was more about the British reinforcing their own sense of identity and values than any serious attempt to spread the Gospel.
The parallels to woke culture should be evident - a bunch of white guys grifting up money, supposedly for the benefit of oppressed minorities, but really just to bolster their own play in the social status game.
 
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I'm surprised no one mentioned this one already, but:
Fashionable Nonsense - Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont's 1999 survey of postmodern intellectuals' abuse of science, following up on the famous "Social Text" hoax. Strictly speaking this predates woke-ism, but the "science wars" of the 90s are worth your attention as an earlier example of counterfactual ideologies.

Complex Justice: The Case of Missouri v. Jenkins - the story of a remarkable decades-long experiment in Kansas City where a judge ordered an effectively infinite budget for public schools to remedy the effects of past discrimination. In an age where demands for monetary "reparations" of various kinds are commonplace, this history is particularly relevant.
 

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At any rate I think it's a bit of a stretch to link "Candide" to any live philosophical or ideological debate today.

True, but it is still a good enjoyable book and it does kind of give a look into all the crazy movements and philosophical debates that were going on in the Enlightenment era.

Some of them did have an influence on the later "Whig History" of the 19th and early 20th Centuries and Whig History is one of the biggest influences on both neoliberal corporatism and far-leftist movements like Marxism and Anarcho-Communism.
 

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Not LGBT history but generally anti woke and a real thorn in their side.
Industrial society and its future - Ted Kaczynski
Very interesting read, isn't just about environmentalism but also about human nature.
Waldganger - Ernst Junger
Junger explains his concept of the Anarch, Functionally loyal but spiritually disloyal to the current system.
Can life prevail - Pentti Linkola
Environmentalism from a hardliner, very principled Finn, who not only talked the talk but also walked the walk. There is far more to environmentalism than left wing, international environmentalism. A bit misanthropic.

I'll try to think of some more books.
Attached are the PDF's for these books (The forest passage is Waldganger, just translated. It is bundled with a novel, Eumeswil, which is an exploration of the Anarch concept.)

Other books I would suggest
The Futurist Manifesto: You have heard of Italy. You also have the slightest notion of Italian history. Millennia of culture lie buried in its soil. And yet there are Italian nationalists who would gladly burn down those museums. The Futurist Movement is very interesting because of its radical rejection of empty conservatism and utilitarianism and its total embracing of idealism.
 

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Industrial society and its future - Ted Kaczynski
Very interesting read, isn't just about environmentalism but also about human nature.

I went into this book expecting to hate it and laugh at the ravings of a mad man. Instead, I got a sober and measured look at how much the world sucks, why it's in the state it's in, and where it's going.

Very worth reading.

The Flashman series are remarkably anti-Woke, especially Flash for Freedom and Flashman and the Redkins. Granted, Fraser also mocks the pious hypocrites that promoted the benevolence of the British Empire, but his scorn for liberals and progressives is refreshing.

The Flashman series is great because they're books from the "villain's" perspective that don't shy away from making him a genuine villain, but also to show just how a person like that exists in society, why they are the way they are, and why they're unlikely to change.

And, despite all that, they're fun in a way that most books just aren't. There's a genuine joy in the writing that really comes through.
 

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The Flashman series is great because they're books from the "villain's" perspective that don't shy away from making him a genuine villain, but also to show just how a person like that exists in society, why they are the way they are, and why they're unlikely to change.

And, despite all that, they're fun in a way that most books just aren't. There's a genuine joy in the writing that really comes through.
I've never thought of Flashman as a genuine villain in the same way as some other textbook villains, but he's certainly not a benevolent protagonist. I feel that he's very much like Blackadder in that he's an amoral or sometimes even reprehensible character who can nonetheless look at both ideological sides of his society and point out their failings and hypocrisies.

For instance, there's a great scene in Flashman and the Redskins where he rhetorically dominates a stereotypical "conscientious" liberal intellectual on the subject of the American Indians and explains in no uncertain terms how the idealization of the American Indian as the noble savage is complete bullshit, yet at the same time he mocks the hypocritical piety of his industrialist father-in-law who preaches strict adherence to Presbyterian Christian values yet profits off the illegal slave trade and pushes for the brutal crackdown on striking factory workers.
 

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The End of Gender by Deborah Soh, Free Women, Free Men by Camilla Paglia, Human Diversity by Charles Murray
 

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Let's start with some fiction:

Anything from Mark Twain, or any books that have the n-word with the hard r, really. H.P. Lovecraft was also a huge racist. His views on persons that weren't of Anglo-Saxon origin were heavily derided in his writing.
 

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Lol,
Someone in the Tranny thread asked about reading material that wasn't as polluted by modern progressive acceptance posturing. Looking for contributions to books that stay truer to science, don't erase lgb history, and/or take a negative stance against troon talking points especially. Recommend books but reviews of the ones posted are helpful as well.

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I've given the Abigail Shrier book to a close friend who was all up in the pc talking points and trans women are women, this book coupled with sharing articles about Yaniv finally broke down her resolve in parroting the pc talking points. She has two little girls herself. Reading resources have a surprising amount of power to sway people who won't necessarily agree to someone verbally giving advice against the support of the woke culture.
Gina Rippon is a complete charlatan. Her scam is misrepresenting the data for leftist audiences(lucrative to the extreme) and then when she gets challenged by academics she backtracks. Look at this shit,

 
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Dancing Jouster

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At the time it was written (2000), "fascist" was already being thoughtlessly tossed around like "Nazi" is today.

George Orwell wrote in 1946 that 'Fascist' had already become a byword for 'anybody and anything that disagrees with me'. He also wrote, I think in Homage to Catalonia, that during the Spanish Civil War he was denounced as a 'Trotsky-Fascist' because he dared to say he didn't much care for how Stalin was running things in Moscow.
Speaking of Orwell, someone mentioned Animal Farm. I'd add The Road to Wigan Pier to this list too, in particular Part II. (Part I is still worth a read but is very context specific about the conditions of the working class in and around Lancashire). In Part II Orwell play's Devil's Advocate and breaks down reasons why those who would benefit most from socialism (i.e. the working class he has just spent time with) are often so against it.
One of his points is that those who preach the loudest about socialism are so insufferable that they drown out all the potential compelling arguments for it. It really is a book everybody who considers themself a socialist or on the Left should read. At the very least, they might disavow Orwell and stop invoking his name once they reach the passage where he attacks feminism, homosexuals and people who drink fruit-tea.
 

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Cerebus. It's a comic series but one with enough words it might as well be a book. The writer may actually be insane but it pisses off the woke crowd so much it might as well be Mein Kampf: The Graphic Novel. Also shits all over consoomers. Some pages for reference.
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I love The Fountainhead. Howard Roark is like my ideal hero - he doesn't compromise his craft and conform to what society deems is best willing to labour unrecognized than be successful by compromising himself. The villain is a socialist who uses his power in the media to push his views and keep Roark and people like him down. Its very applicable to the modern political climate.

Ayn Rand in general is against victim mentality which is the foundation of wokeness. In the Fountainhead, Roark never enters such a mentality despite all the setbacks he suffers. We need more media celebrating strength like that instead of what we have now.
 
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