Book Review: Corporate Cancer By Vox Day

I’ve been waiting for Vox Day to write the third book in his SJWs Always hopefully-a-trilogy but it doesn’t appear to be in the works yet. Instead, he put out a book on Convergence in corporate America. Curious if this was the third book by a different title and recognizing it as a timely concept regardless, I picked it up.

The book opens with a recap of Disney’s Convergence of the Star Wars franchise… forevermore Star Whores to me… which is a solid way to appeal to the Baby Boomers and older Gen-Xers who are the generation calling the shots in most major corporations these days. It’s also a solid way to appeal to everyday people. (Nothing in this book will surprise the Red-Pilled.)

It proceeds to describe the levels of Convergence a company can suffer. It got shaky here. VD has an excellent track record of ideological taxonomy; his SMV rankings practically defined the Manosphere for years and his three rules of Social Justice are timeless; but here, his categorization of Convergence was little more than noticing that SJWs prefer to start with Human Resources and Marketing, positions that are hard to hold accountable for results.

He recovers by describing the costs that Convergence can inflict upon its host, for example how Gillette’s man-hating advertisements eventually resulted in an $8 billion write-off.

After that, the book diverges into detailed explorations of the Indiegogo lawsuit with Vox Day and the Patreon deplatforming of Owen Benjamin. Being a participant in the former, I found it more interesting than “normies” are likely to. Tl;DR VD hosted a successful comic book crowd-funding campaign on the Indiegogo website. The operators eventually caved to a Social Justice mob of a single Rolling Stone reporter, shut down the campaign and refunded the money… AFTER the campaign had finished!

VD assembled a “Legal Legion of Evil” and proceeded to lawfare against Indiegogo’s obvious misconduct.

The remainder of the book was an exploration of how to punitively legislate against Converged corporations and the importance of fighting back even with limited resources. While this advice on lawfare is valid for confidently Red-Pilled men, that’s the problem.

This book changed audiences.

The blurb on the book jacket, pictured above, promises how to cure Convergence within a corporation. By the end, however, the author advocated punitive litigation against such corporations. Who is this book being written for? Manangement-level normies waking up to the hair-dyed nutjobs infesting his payroll? Low-level employees getting burned by their employer? (Google’s James Damore is discussed in the book.) Or outside parties who’ve been sabotaged while doing business with the corporation?

Almost no advice on internally curing Convergence is actually given. Chapter 7, “Your Convergence Action Plan” is weighted so heavily towards people doing business with Converged companies that the only advice for actual employees of said companies is “don’t rock the boat until you jump ship”. No advice is given for management at all.

Advice for corporate managers exists, heck, here’s a few ideas off the top of my head:

  1. Document everything. The people who will falsely accuse you will lie about other stuff, too.
  2. Recognize that Codes of Conduct and related memoranda are weapons to punish thoughtcrime. Work to marginalize and defuse them; for example, if they’re already in place, by defining the various terms to be documentable and action-based, not verbal. No “I felt threatened” or “he raped me four years ago and I didn’t notice until today” accusations! This can be as simple as declaring that Code of Conduct violations, in your department, have a one-month statue of limitations.
  3. Minimize headcount in Human Resources. If one has no authority over HR then consider duplicating HR functions to marginalize their ability to monitor and interfere with your department.
  4. Hire white men who have not attended college/university as exclusively as you can. They have the least to gain from participating in Social Justice and are the least likely demographic to be radicalized.
  5. Why are you not a Christian? God created humanity to be male and female, which makes those SJW sex freaks living proof that humanity exists in a state of rebellion against Him.

Vox Day himself has better advice to give. I remember when Roosh V suffered an intercontinental SJW swarming back in 2015ish. He was at the breaking point. VD made contact with him, gave him support and advice and at the end, Roosh defeated the swarming by holding a press conference… him not being experienced at such… which successfully defanged the accusations against him.

That account should have been included in this book. Instead, we have Vox Day celebrating his first major lawfare scalp. I do not think that many corporate managers are willing to hire legal teams against the organization currently signing their paycheck. Those who are, are most likely the SJWs themselves. Normies want to keep the system working, not burn it down and punish it. And nobody needs to buy this book to know that if your current employer hates your stinking guts, then a job change might be a good idea.

By lacking both a target audience and its promised advice, the book becomes a collection of Red Pill stories and personal experiences. Useful enough in a historical sense, but as a way to cure the SJW cancer in your organization… without killing the patient in the process… it is a failure.

 

Postscript, Vox Day is very fortunate to work in book publishing, one of the most location-independent and low-barriers-to-entry industries in existence. While I accept the importance of a writer talking about what he knows, the simple truth is that very few men enjoy the luxury of, as VD puts it, “creating parallel institutions”. E-publishing your own book through any of a large number of platforms is one thing; building your own factory or operating your own commercial farm is quite another. Not to mention the hostility that Converged governments have begun showing to exactly such parallel institutions.

Not everybody is free to relocate at the drop of a hat. Not all work can be done as easily in Turkmenistan as Texas. Not every worker has ‘fuck-you money’. And not everybody is willing to abandon his extended family to maximize his economic potential in foreign lands.

Sometimes, escape is not an option and a man must stand his ground. I had hoped that this book was written specifically for that purpose, but alas. For a guy who is all “make the rubble bounce” this and “Deus Vult” that, Vox Day shows no tolerance for men who actually DO stand their ground against evil.

 

One thought on “Book Review: Corporate Cancer By Vox Day

  1. Your 5 advice points are excellent. I think part of the problem with writing a book is that, unless you use case studies / historical examples as filler, the “book” is more of a pamphlet. And you can’t make much money off a pamphlet.
    For example, your post above has a few examples to illustrate, and the 5 advice points are wise and self-explanatory. How much more does a reader really need? If you were to write a book, properly focused on how to minimize exposure within your current company, the book might be only 20 pages, even with examples.

    And possible advice point #6: Get a group of guys, set up a constitution that bans a bunch of the garbage, go buy an island, and start over. But as you mention, many (or the vast majority of) men will not pursue that option.
    Which means we are choosing to live in the filth, with the consequences that yields. That is not an invalid option, but we should accept that we are causing the exposure that continues to give us problems.
    James 1:21 – Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

    It might be easier to get rid of all filth if we move out of the garbage dump.
    And yes, I am currently living here too, so “pot and kettle” and all that.

    Slight error: your own book th[r]ough

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