Neo-reactionary movement

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The Neoreactionary movement, Neo-Reactionary, Dark Enlightenment, sometimes Alt-right or just neoreaction (abbreviated NRx by proponents), is a reactionary movement that broadly rejects egalitarianism and Whig historiography. The movement favors a return to older societal constructs and forms of government, including support for monarchism and traditional gender roles, coupled with a right-wing verison of libertarianism, otherwise right-wing ideologies or conservative approach to economics.[1][2] Some critics have labeled the movement as "neo-fascist".[3] A majority identify as paleoconservative in general, but this is one of many ideologies that influenced the movement and share some ideals with it.[4][5]

A 2013 TechCrunch review article describes the "Neoreactionary" "community of bloggers" as a term applied to, and sometimes a self-description of, an informal group of online political theorists who have been active since the 2000s.[6][7][8]

A 2016 Vox article uses this title to summarise the neoreactionary movement: "The alt-right is more than warmed-over white supremacy. It’s that, but way way weirder."[9]

Intersection with AI governance

According to RationalWiki, it is suggested LessWrong attracted the attention of Neoreactionaries due to the connection with Eliezer Yudkowsky's philosophy on transhumanism and singularitarianism with Silicon Valley libertarianism which several neoreactionaries used to believe as their ideology.[6][10]

Various AI researchers who predict or even look forward to a world ruled by an super intelligence may find themselves advocating anti-democratic modes of governance.

The Silicon Ideology

In May 2016 a pseudonymous blogger by the alias of 'Josephine Armistead' released an academic quality paper to entitled The Silicon Ideology. It featured an analysis of the history of fascism and is highly critical of elements of Silicon Valley, technolibertarianism, technological utopianism, the modern alt-right and the influences of the likes of Michael Anissimov, Less Wrong and transhumanism.[11][12]

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