Where to from here?


Catallaxy is dead. Long live Catallaxy. We mourn the loss of the old establishment as we would that of an dear old friend. But nothing can be done to revive what is now lost. We must look forward and keep what was good in the old, while improving where we can and must. But this isn’t merely about the Cat, it is also about where we stand, culturally and politically, now, in 2021. It is no longer 2003. Much has happened in the intervening years that has left much of the Right estranged on positions on matters of culture and politics, that only a decade ago were beyond question. That is no longer the case. The old Right consensus is dead, it is good that it died because much of it was false, but we have yet no firm grasp on what is to replace it, only intimations. Onward we go.


49 responses to “Where to from here?”

  1. Ragu Avatar
    Ragu

    We really do not need a fractured group at this stage

  2. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    Hi DB, this looks good.

  3. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Nice thread

  4. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Let us see where we go from here…

  5. Zippster Avatar
    Zippster

    oh god, yet another catallaxy

  6. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Okay.

    I just want somewhere where trolls socks and spammers aren’t running amok and people like Rafe and C L are willing to post their articles.

  7. dover0beach Avatar

    Understood. But issues need to be addressed given the commentary these past days before people fall by the wayside.

  8. dover0beach Avatar
  9. sanchopanzer3206 Avatar
    sanchopanzer3206

    Hello.
    Looks nice.

  10. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Just checking in!

  11. prendelaluna Avatar
    prendelaluna

    Good evening, it’s quiet here. Dare I say too quiet?

  12. Muddy Avatar
    Muddy

    While I agree with Ragu, these teething issues may require some time to deal with – How does everyone define ‘free’ speech? Are there degrees of free speech? Is free speech like altruism; a myth? – so a fallback option would not hurt. Hopefully we’ll eventually get our unique community back: beautifully imperfect.

  13. Goanna Avatar
    Goanna

    Good luck Dover.
    I think it’s a good idea to have options.

    Discord strikes the wrong tone altogether for me.

  14. dover0beach Avatar

    Buonasera Tinta. Things may be slow as I’m approving all first comments. Hopefully, it picks up as this continues.

  15. Megan Avatar

    Discord was giving me serious ADHD mental fritzing. This looks promising. And if we can keep the complete mental cases from spewing their highly deranged nonsense around, all the better.

    Well done, DB.

  16. Joco Avatar
    Joco

    Looking good

  17. Pogria Avatar
    Pogria

    Hi Dover, I’m willing to give it a go. Sleeves rolled up, gloves on.

  18. Lizzie Beare Avatar
    Lizzie Beare

    Dover, I haven’t got the hang of navigating here yet, so I have come in on a link from M0nt’s Clone 2 site, which I like. I can’t go back to Adam’s site while Bird is running amok. I’m dropping in here just to register my interest. Fragmenting the old Cat commenters is emerging as an issue. How can we address that? Do we need to?

  19. Mater Avatar
    Mater

    Checking in, Dover.
    Thinking of writing a post myself. Would it be welcome here? Are you at that stage yet?

  20. Mater Avatar
    Mater

    The instant messaging service in Discord has a great deal of appeal to supplement a blog. I’m not sold on it as a replacement for the Cat, but as an adjunct to it (to better facilitate personal contact), it has a certain amount of appeal.

  21. dover0beach Avatar

    Things will settle down soon enough and the community will reform again.

  22. dover0beach Avatar

    Yes, guest posts are welcome.

  23. dover0beach Avatar

    Since you can DM on Discord you want need me to ask for someone’s email. They will need to be on Discord though.

  24. dover0beach Avatar

    Discord has its uses but I knew some or many would find it irritating. It is a good adjunct to whatever prevails though, as Mater suggested earlier.

  25. Muddy Avatar
    Muddy

    Could it be that several Cat sites may persist, with each having its own forté? While it would involve travel, it may help to keep sites less cluttered?

  26. Shy Ted Avatar
    Shy Ted

    Appreciate your efforts, dover. May the best Cat win.

  27. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Testing 1 2 3.

  28. pbw Avatar

    Hi Dover. I just followed the referral from substack. What’s the name of the Discord channel, or how may I otherwise find it?

  29. Meghan Avatar

    Maybe a mini-tutorial for the Discord challenged? I’ve registered and validated but it keeps insisting I validate again…so I’ve not been able to see Discordant Cats or participate. I gave up after validation attempt three.

  30. Megan Avatar

    Apologies, autocorrupt renamed me after the Montecito Douchesse and I hit go whilst attempting to fix it.

    The joy of modern communication.

  31. dover0beach Avatar

    Certainly a possibility, muddy. Not sure if it’s ideal.

  32. pbw Avatar

    Thanks Dover. Do you happen to know what their 4-digit tag is? I’m being asked for it.

  33. pbw Avatar

    No matter; I seem to have stumbled into it.

  34. pbw Avatar

    Hi Dover,

    What’s your site setup? Shared hosting with WP?

  35. dover0beach Avatar

    Using the business plan. Just a monthly atm. Will see how things go.

  36. Fran Avatar

    DB thank you for your efforts. I just hope things can be sorted without splitting the cat community. Is this part of your old site?

  37. Brislurker Avatar

    DB thanks for your efforts. I just hope the cat community stays together in some form. Is this site part of your original from years ago?

  38. Eddystone Avatar
    Eddystone

    Thanks for setting this up Dover.

    I do like the block function on Discord, is it available here?

  39. dover0beach Avatar

    No probs. I will look to see if that function or something like it is available as a plugin. It will stave off a lot of complaints about this or that commenter.

  40. dover0beach Avatar

    Thank you. I’m not sure how things will turn out either. Lastly, no, totally separate and new.

  41. Tom Avatar

    Good luck with your new site, DB. I’ve bookmarked it.

  42. Bons Avatar
    Bons

    Bookmarked ditto. Nice effort Sir.

  43. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    I have all four saved to my phone’s home page. It’s very easy to navigate one to another.

  44. dianehh Avatar

    Only just found about this place and am pleased to see other Cats here.

    Consider this my check in.

  45. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    Good to see some options, DB

  46. Lysander Avatar
    Lysander

    Noice work DB! 👍

    In the free market, may the best Cat win!

  47. Eddystone Avatar
    Eddystone

    For those who enjoyed Steve Kate’s posts, he blogs at Law of Markets.

  48. Vicki Avatar
    Vicki

    Cats,old and new, may enjoy this blog of Modern Heretic & especially the founding statement.

    I will post it also on the surrogate websites because it is such a poignant call-to-arms.

    ModernHeretic (@ModernHeretic3) / Twitter

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