An entrepreneur has contacted me with an exciting proposal for the first crypto-seigneurialist fief. I’ve asked him to draw up a business plan, which should be done sometime next week.
The structure of crypto-seigneurialism, which will be further explained in my next post, requires an entity with the authority to grant titles. I have thus proclaimed myself Sovereign Founder and have granted the title of Baron to our entrepreneur, who has chosen the name Baron Fulk Nerra.
The project will use PHP and MySQL, so if you’d like to help for fun, profit, or knighthood: study up.
Also, Mencius Moldbug has set up a pledge fund, and he certainly deserves to be well-paid for the incredible body of work he has produced, but I fear we may see the end of Unqualified Reservations as a full-time blog.
Crypto-seigneurialism offers a solution. In Crypto-Seigneurialism Revealed, I spoke of “priests and cardinals offering oversight and ideas, the anonymous intellectuals of the crypto-economy, the chosen bloggers of neo-medievalism.” This, of course, is a paid position, and that Moldbug's blogging-fund ran dry at the same time that Perkunos chose to reveal crypto-seigneurialism seems more than coincidence.
I agree with Bruce Charlton that modern academia, by emphasis on specialization, agreeableness, and conscientiousness, prevents high IQ individuals from becoming revolutionary scientists, and that is likely what happened in Moldbug’s case … as well as in the case of another reactionary blogger, TGGP.
Even as extremely gifted individuals who seem to love nothing more than independent research, formally trained in CS, self-taught in economics, they don't quite fit in modern institutions, and yet are perfect for our priesthood.
If Baron Fulk Nerra’s fief ends up profitable – and I believe it will – then I, Sovereign Founder Ivan Navi, will command the Baron to tithe his profits for the establishment of a church, with initial offers of priesthood to the aforementioned bloggers.
We’ll see if the business plan is as convincing to you as it was to me.