Jimian paths to power

There’s a hard limit to what can be accomplished debating strangers on the internet. So, let’s look at ways to make Jimian knowledge work in your favor outside the interwebs.

I’ve previously discussed the warrior, priest, merchant, lover model. These shall serve as our starting points.


The priestly path to power

Priests gain power by coalescing around a shared story. The story has to be helpful: if your story is that you gain immortality by jumping off a bridge, it is not helpful. A good story cuts reality at the joints.

Essentially, the priest thinks about how reality works and makes his findings work in his favor.

Our story is of course the story of the fall of a civilization. We see a society ruled by corruption, envy and hatred — an unsustainable situation, which has no other ending than crashing into the ground. But we are also the story of hope: vestiges of peace are possible among the rubbles of war. Because of this combination – on the one hand, the fall, on the other hand, hope – we claim memetic sovereignty: our version of reality is the best version. Through people testing out these claims in their own life, experiencing success with it, our ideas spread, and we gain power through the priestly path.

Jim is the best example of this: the majority of his recent posts have centered around describing the story of Trump, and explaining in clear, unambiguous language, what is going on. On the one hand he is advising Trumpists, but on the other he is also providing explanations that are obviously true, with such persuasion that it makes his enemies seem completely out of touch with reality, while simultaneously encouraging his allies to add their own ideas to the mix. That is the priestly path to power.


The warrior path to power

To be a warrior basically means: to put up a fight when necessary. Putting up a fight comes natural to some men, but for many men stuck in a progressive framework, being a warrior is unnatural. After all, progressives look down on warriors: ‘we’re all part of one consciousness my friends, love peace and harmony, no need for fighting!’ Which of course in practice translates to progs acting like women: friendly in your face, knife in your back.

To be a warrior is to fight people in their face. This can be scary for those unaccustomed to it: fighting makes enemies, having enemies is stressful. But my experience is that fighting comes natural to all men. We are risen killer apes, we would not have survived to this point if we were not able to put up a fight. What’s more, fighting works. Simply by keeping a straight spine and fighting for what you believe gains you respect just by the act of doing it. You might find that some of that respect even comes from your newly made enemies. What’s more, winning a fight opens up completely new possibilities which you had previously thought impossible.

So, how do you win a fight?

Different people, different strokes, I think. Here’s a couple of things I’ve learned:

  • Fighting is strangely effective, sometimes addictively so. It’s much more effective than I’d have believed ten years ago. People tend to avoid conflicts, and tend to think that those seeking conflicts must have some advantage. Hence conflicts having a strong chicken game aspect: he who blinks first, loses.
  • Some fights are unwinnable. For example, when bureaucracy is involved, you’re going to have a very hard time.
  • Sometimes it is just as important to graciously bow your head as to stubbornly keep it up. Similarly, it is sometimes good to graciously bow your head even in victory.
  • It’s a trial and error thing.


The merchant path to power

Commies and progs make horrible entrepreneurs, simply because they don’t understand capitalism. Any corporation is only successful to the extent it manages to keep prog infiltration at arm’s distance. Per extension, modern business advice is terrible because it has to be given within a prog framework. Corporations do not work like progs say they do, and while that is of no personal concern when you are yourself not a merchant, if you want to make money, much better to try the Jimian merchant path to power.

The Jimian perspective is that merchants are vulnerable: merchants depend completely and utterly on their customers. If your customers leave, you are done. So merchants, contrary to the prog perspective that they are greedy assholes, are in fact by nature as friendly as possible, and have to if they want to succeed. The customer, not the merchant, is king. Similarly, as a merchant you depend on the goodwill of the state to even conduct your business: there is little point in fighting them, because in a head-on-head confrontation, the state always wins. So again, from the eyes of the merchant, not he but the state is king. Give unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar.

That is, I believe, the successful foundation of anyone wanting to follow the merchant path to power.


The lover path to power

I have discussed this path to power fairly extensively I think. Progs have no sex, divorces and intergender war. Jimians have sex, healthy relations and functional families. Having a good woman by your side is a bliss.


  1. As you say, being a warrior is to fight people in their face. Any fight is ultimately against human beings. “Bureaucracy” is an abstraction, a convienent name for a group of bureaucrats or rather a class of people (members of groups cooperate, members of a class not necessarily). “Bureaucracies” have been fought by organized crime, often successfully. No member of a violent gang has to worry that a child protection agency will take his children away – the bureaucrat who would consider such a thing knows that there will be violent retaliation against her personally. No member of a clan has to worry about receiving a building permit or similar things – the bureaucrat will grant any request that is arguably legal (and he will be -as any lawyer- creative about finding a legal reason). Examples of warriors sucessfully fighting a bureaucracy are narcos is Mexico, organized crime in Berlin etc.

    Being a warrior is also about cooperating with other warriors. That is the warrior’s way to power. One man alone will have a hard time fighting any group.

    It is possible to be a warrior without being a criminal, even as part of a group. A group of warriors will only accept a man who fights other people in their face and won’t shy away from brawling. A warrior has to accept the risk of being physically hurt, injured and -depending on where he lives-to be killed. Fighting is dangerous. It can be learned by trial and error, arguably it cannot be learned without some trial and error, but before a man does something dangerous, he should learn about it.

    If a man is willing to risk a bar-room brawl or something similar, he risks being puched in face. Before he does that he should have been puched a few times in the face with gloves in a boxing gym or martial arts dojo.

    If a man is willing to resist robbery, he should be aware of the risk. Depending on where he is, the risk is a knife fight or a gun fight. If a man is willing to risk that, taking lessons in how to fight a man armed with knife or gun would be good idea (and carrying whatever weapon he legally can).

    The merchant depends on the goodwill of everyone. He usually gets the goodwill of the police and the bureacracy be being a law abiding citizen. Depending on where he does his business that might be neither necessary nor sufficient. In many places he will have to pay bribes and/or protection money to anyone who has any power.

    The warrior sometimes bowes to power, the merchant always does. If the merchant faces an unavoidable conflict, he will rely on warriors to do any fighting that becomes necessary, usally these warriors are police officers.

    1. I’ve had very limited success with bureaucracies. But guess that’s the difference between being one random guy and being part of a mafia.

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