Foseti says: nonsense, Moldbug lays out the class distinctions better.
I think that Moldbug has mostly just laid out the details better than half-sigma, but they are suggesting the same thing. The Tea Party is an awakening of class consciousness among the folks doing "real work", or as Moldbug calls them, the Vaisya.
Essentially the claim from both Moldbug and Half-Sigma is that Palin may be the ONLY politician in recent memory who is NOT of either the corporate aristocracy or from the collegiate clerisy. Rather, she is a smart, effective member of the working classes, who is leading a rebellion.
Redoing a distinction:
- The formalists, conservatives, and reactionaries tend to believe that the aristocracy is fit to lead, because god knows the intelligensia is not.
- The modern liberal/progressive tends to believe that the intelligensia is fit to lead, because god knows the aristocracy was a disaster.
- The libertarian agrees with both. Neither the intelligensia nor the aristocracy are fit to lead. Both screw things up 97 times out of 100. Devolve authority.