“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” – VADM James B. Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)
Success requires a balance of vigilance and faith. Black-pillers sow despair by squirting toxins from behind a mask of vigilance. Correct their behavior where it’s worth your effort, eject them from your group if not. They come in these varieties:
1. Shill. Their hook is to pretend that they are on your side (“yeah, diversity sucks”) but then they tell you that nothing can be done about any of the current difficulties. Their tone can be gleeful or it can have a feel of faux-resignation. They are in some cases paid to demoralize. There are stylistic patterns that give them away. I won’t say what those are.
Other shills are sincere; they are typically nonwhite individuals capable of communicating coherently on a nationalist forum. Assimilated into Western society, they socialize with Whites while privately wishing us ill because they know that, among us, they’ll never be anything more than tolerated guests. Their peace of mind depends upon sustaining a conviction that we’re weak, degenerate, and on our way out — but first, of course, we’ll hand them all of our magic infrastructure and “uplift” before we pass.
2. Omega Male. He longs to pull the plug on life. You know him by the giddy tone of relief in his voice when he’s prognosticating doom.
3. The Normie-Shocker. He’s using the platform to argue with the normies in his head, not with the red-pilled men on that forum, who’ve already had their awakening. A dose of the black pill is useful as the proverbial slapping of someone out of his trace (which is the normie’s misplaced faith in the current political system). Once that light is seen, continuous extreme pessimism becomes enervating.
4. Misery Loves Company. Help him up if you can, jettison him if he’s a black hole of self-indulgent negativity.
5. Trying To Light A Fire Under Your Ass. He has a presumptuous belief that it’s his job to do that, based on knowing nothing substantial about you.
6. “Après moi, le déluge” Boomer. Self-explanatory.
7. The Only Realist Around Here. It’s useful for me to assume that everyone who reads what I write is an intelligent person. This keeps me from telling them things they already know. It also disabuses me of the belief that they need me to explain the world to them.
This kind of black-piller aggrandizes himself as tough-minded enough to face the facts, in contrast with his complacent or inadequately attentive peers. Be careful with that type: although he comes across as solidly on your side, his ego is invested in all that bad news fulfilling itself. In the end, he’d rather be right than embarrassed over his earlier defeatism.
If that describes you, then you’re familiar with that impulse to leap in with a “reality check” when people get too positive about something. Don’t leap in.
8. The Hysteric. He should practice emotional continence. Just as body-posture affects the outcome, so do thoughts and words.
9. He Wants You to Brace for what’s Coming. For this black-piller, vigilance is just a pretext for indulging his psychological needs, which have something to do with being perceived as far-sighted. He has no special insight but plays the prophet anyway.
10. Seeker of Negative Validation. He never learned that getting no attention is better than getting negative attention.
11. Wants You to get the Kinetic Party Started. Shut him up with “you first, agent.”
12. The Smart Boy. Best comic panel so far this year: a man at a computer tells his wife, “A month ago all of my Facebook friends were constitutional scholars, and now they’re all epidemiology experts.” The smart boy black-piller seeks admiration for not being one of the sheeple.
13. Atheist. Materialists, for an understandable reason, have a morbid fear of death. The intensity of their fear is exceeded only by that of the dread felt by people who had previously made a deal with Satan.
What all of the above pessimists have in common, is that they lack gallows-humor and charm. Unlike “wojak doomer memes,” or unlike this band: