Yes. Another Substack.
A while back, I created the Constitutional Vanguard list, to promote liberty, free markets, and the Constitution. As I have watched these things become perverted, I thought it might be time to revive the project. I created a Substack a few weeks ago and moved the list there, but didn’t get around to doing anything with it. Then I saw people were signing up, and thought: why not give it a whirl?
My goal is to get half the list to unsubscribe in the next 24 hours. How will I do it? By saying what I think. I’ve managed to alienate people here and on Twitter over the years, and I am confident I can alienate people the same way on the Substack platform. I can do this!
The first post discusses the confluence of audience capture and group polarization. These are topics I have discussed before, but I think this is the first time I have ruminated publicly on how they combine to create a toxic environment where lies spread like wildfire.
My basic thesis is this: now, more than ever, we need people who don’t alter what they believe and what they say based on what they think will please their audience. If I can’t find a way to alienate a good chunk of you in every newsletter, I’m not doing my job.
I promise you that I will say only what I actually think. And I promise you that it will probably upset you at some point. That’s actually a good thing.
Check it out, and sign up if you’re not signed up already. (It’s free, for now.)