Communities are offline.
your network is your net worth could not be
stressed enough in the age of the Internet. Although this technology's
main goal is to surveil, propagandize, and gas light the masses, there
is an unintended consequence of its existence: the ability to politically mobilize
To my knowledge, organizing in-person meetups with like minded
individuals is the greatest gift the Internet has brought us: many take it for granted.
If it's not in-person it's not a community. Without a communal network, you
have very little influence. The
left and cuckservatives
already have that figured out. For grassroots movements, the Internet is the tool belt
and the in-person network is the boots on the ground. In other words,
the Internet ≠ your Interpersonal network.
Communities don't have to be inherently militant or political. Often times it's liberating to find like minded people in your area who will have your back in hard times. Whether it's BBQing with a group of buddies, or playing cards: in-person meetups are what will spearhead real political change at the local level.
Meetups are what's valuable. The Internet is a means to this end.
Here are some examples:
- The United Basketweavers, a community based out of but not limited to London, to find like minded people for fun activities like: Sports, Movie nights, walks, picnics, and book discussions.
- The Bears, a community based mostly in the USA, with similar meetups to the basket weavers (shown above).
- Events for online hobbies, such as the monerotopia convention.
These communities are not cults or religions. In fact, I believe radically changing your theology to create or join such a group is defeating the point. This is something Luke Smith is trying to do with Orthodoxy. The point is to find people you agree with on practical matters such as politics, not religion. That's what Church is for.
The truth is it's bizarre and nontraditional to meetup with random strangers you found on the Internet. But in the bizarre times we are living through, it's these very people, who're far and few between, which may give us a fighting chance in establishing distributed local networks.
While going to Church will fulfill real hope, these distributed networks will be a stepping stone towards political liberation. This means becoming independent of top-down supply chains, education systems, real estate markets, centralized banks, and much more.
Such networks will also not be at the mercy of big tech.
Twitter is used by leftists to organize real events while libertarians
conservatives use it to shout into the void. The key
takeaway is to remember that
if you're not using independent tech to create and merge personal networks
you're wasting your time.