I am starting to see blue sky at the far edge of the American political horizon. Make no mistake, the clouds of collectivism and globalism are still overhead, and we are right in the midst of experiencing the hell and fury that their storm brings. That said, better days are visible, and the cause of the cloud break is the newly found antifragility of the conservative movement.
In 2012, the brilliant trader turned independent scholar and philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb introduced a new term, Antifragile, into the American lexicon in his book of the same title. Taleb was making the argument that we did not have a word to properly describe what would be the antithesis, or opposite, of “fragile.” He wrote:
“Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grown when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty. Yet, in spite of the ubiquity of the phenomenon, there is no word or exact opposite of fragile. Let us call it antifragile (emphasis added).”
An overarching theme within Taleb’s brilliant and original work is that large single complex systems are subject to the risk of catastrophic failure from a single event. The man who also wrote the book, Black Swan, and who predicted the collapse of the mortgage market in 2007-08, noted that systemic risks existed from both unpredictable and more highly probable events. A layperson’s way of oversimplifying the concept might be to reduce it to the phrase “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”
Taleb distinguished his new term from the others traditionally thought of as the opposite of fragile (terms related to “surviving”) in the following manner:
“Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.”
This is exactly what is happening today within the conservative movement led by the people not by the politicians. With every blow that has been delivered to us by our collectivist opponents who are intent on destroying the American Constitution and all its supporters in the process, we have been getting stronger. We are not surviving, we are thriving.
Our opponents did not foresee this. They thought that once they got Donald Trump out of office and inserted Joe Biden into office, we would take that as a sort of fatal single death blow. It has had exactly the opposite effect. The reason can be traced directly to the ideas of Taleb and our freshly acquired antifragile status.
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