Auron MacIntyre on The Rise of the Midwits


This is an excellent and brief presentation of midwits as a new political and social class in the early 21st century. Conservatives would do well to consider how to circumvent such behaviour which can really only occur by removing the incentives and/ or by imposing higher costs because we are typically its target. I heartily recommend it and the work of Auron MacIntyre, generally. If you don’t follow him on Twitter you certainly should.


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Damon
Damon
May 30, 2022 5:42 pm

Is a mid-wit somewhere between a wit and a dim-wit?

WolfmanOz
May 30, 2022 6:11 pm

Too many Midwits in Oz then.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
May 30, 2022 6:32 pm

Where are they in relation to half-wits?
Do midwits have the same average as the halfwits but with larger standard-deviation?

Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
May 30, 2022 6:39 pm

Midwit – coined by Voxday.
This is a good synopsis

John Sheldrick
May 30, 2022 6:42 pm

I still use the word “twits” as it seems most appropriate. And there seem to be a lot more of them about these days.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
May 30, 2022 6:46 pm

Good tip on Auron’s twitter feed, where we find this:
https://twitter.com/eyeduhpapaya/status/1530242370171613185

This is the usual story in sh!thole countries. Justice is more easily available to the well-connected. You have to know someone on the inside of the system to get fair treatment instead of standard treatment.

duncanm
duncanm
May 30, 2022 7:30 pm

midwit cuckoos

Jock
May 30, 2022 8:48 pm

I refer to them as f*** wits. More to the point.

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
May 30, 2022 10:35 pm

Cracker – if you ever come across a female labour pollie of a female psychologist – this is it

m0nty
m0nty
May 30, 2022 10:46 pm

The projection in that video is off the charts. No doubt Sauron oops spellcheck I mean Auron sees himself as on the high side of all those curves, which means he is guilty of every sin he accuses the midwits of. And yet somehow he reckons being an evangelical Christian is a high IQ position, LOL.

Maniac
Maniac
May 30, 2022 11:55 pm

I prefer sh*t-wit because it rhymes.

JC
JC
May 31, 2022 12:32 am

monty proves Auron’s point and identifies himself inadvertently as a midwit.

I disagree. It shows again through Monster’s interpretation that he’s a complete halfwit. An idiot.

John Sheldrick
May 31, 2022 1:23 am

As I posted on the Weekend Open Thread and to be repeated here.

“What is it with this montypox virus infecting this site. Surely there is some sort of vacccine around that can cure this virus and clean up the place.”

Jannie
Jannie
May 31, 2022 2:35 am

“What is it with this montypox virus infecting this site. Surely there is some sort of vacccine around that can cure this virus and clean up the place.”

Best way to treat the virus is to expose yourself to it, and your healthy intellectual system will automatically develop antibodies. If you lock it out your immune system does not learn and develop resistance.

You can argue with monty, or ignore him. But so long as he debates with reasonable manners he should not be banned. If you ban him you kind of lose the argument. IMHO.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 31, 2022 7:24 am

dover0beachsays:
May 31, 2022 at 12:54 am
JC, come on, monty can be both.

Transitioning

Figures
Figures
May 31, 2022 7:52 am

Just think, if any (presumably right wing) leader in any country at any time over the past 40 years had shut off electricity to green leaning electorates (or better still, to individuals) everybody would have forgotten what “climate change” was.

Libertarian beliefs are based on reciprocity – that’s their moral and practical justification. But for some bizarre reason the Right has been only too happy to grant rights to leftists who would never provide them to us in return.

Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
May 31, 2022 7:53 am

LOL

Is there any other dead giveaway of a midwit?
The only people who “LOL” in their comments are the smarmy midwits who we know are neither “LOLing” or saying any intelligent at all.

132andBush
132andBush
May 31, 2022 8:15 am

And yet somehow he reckons being an evangelical Christian is a high IQ position, LOL.

This is bizarre coming from someone who thinks socialism is a high IQ position.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 31, 2022 8:17 am

John Sheldricksays:
May 31, 2022 at 1:23 am
As I posted on the Weekend Open Thread and to be repeated here.

“What is it with this montypox virus infecting this site. Surely there is some sort of vacccine around that can cure this virus and clean up the place.”

Perhaps we can get Homer to send Steve from Brissy here, to act as monti-fa’s political commissar, whipping him into line for any perceived (or even imaginary) lack of commitment to the “cause”?

Roger
Roger
May 31, 2022 9:44 am

I take it a midwit is a person of average intelligence who is smart enough to have a good job but not smart enough to know how much they don’t know….would that be close?

m0nty
m0nty
May 31, 2022 11:28 am

He never said anything of the sort.

Did you even watch the video, db? The right side of the graphics, representing the high IQ quadrant, had two pro-Christian captions including a quotation from Psalms. His narration also explicitly set up an opposition between these so-called midwits and evangelical Christians.

Vox Day is a dumb person’s idea of a smart person.

Pommy Al
Pommy Al
June 1, 2022 6:02 pm

Perfect John S. Monty pox virus.
It has been around for longer than people think. Trying to infect people here but without much success.

bespoke
bespoke
June 2, 2022 6:29 am

Interesting

I guess I’m a midwit atleast some times. The problem is like IQ it gives the wrong people collective superiority.
It’s been my experience the people confident in there achievements ain’t obsessed with such things.

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