Lazy Glossophiliac Attaqs the Neocon Cockroach Blogging at The Unz Review

Lazy Glossophiliac used to be a commenter at my blog. He contributed more than 1,000 comments to my blog between 2010-2017, and used to have a rather high opinion of my work:

He was a good commenter and I appreciated having him around, even if towards the end he did start becoming more and more of a Single Issue Fanatic on the glories of Stalinism.

Then one fine day, he became very triggered by something I said on my Twitter (not to him in particular), causing him to Block me and offer me rent-free accommodation in his head for the indefinite future.

Now I don’t particular mind. Ideologically-motivated meltdowns are a fact of life in our corner of the Internet, and if he wants to obsessively snipe at me from his 166 follower Twitter account, then more power to him. It’s a free country. I would not be posting this if he had only done that.

Unfortunately, Glossophiliac has insisted on going further into outright libel about my personal life.

The problem I do have are with his claims that he “knows me better than anyone reading this” (even though he never even met me in person, and we only ever communicated privately on two or three occasions) and making things up wholesale about my personal life, especially about my mental health or lack thereof.

So about that. I have never particularly sought to hide that. The “psychotic episodes” in question were a period of panic attacks that I had over a couple of months in 2013 (cured with sertraline/trazodone). Approximately 2-3% of Americans experience anxiety disorder in any given year, so this hardly made me an unhinged lunatic (not that people with severe mental health problems should be mocked anyway). At the time, I took a short break from blogging and online commentary, and indeed probably commented something to that effect on my blog.

I do wish Glossophiliac the best of luck on finding where I said that I ran around shouting at people or violently assaulting people in the streets. He will need it, since it is a figment of his imagination.

Ironically, in my initial response to those claims, I shared my suspicion that Glossophiliac – as a fan of Soviet punitive psychiatry – would want to forcibly institutionalize me for life. He helpfully confirmed that he does indulge in such fantasies in his last bromide against me.

As I said, while I am fine with Glossophiliac’s persistent misrepresentations of my actual viewpoints – all controversial bloggers will attract haters eventually – I am less ok with him spreading outright libel about me. This is especially so since it appears that some people are picking up his claims and spreading them further (see the strange jeremiad of Joaquin Flores above). To be sure, these are not people whom I am associated with nor wish to be associated with, but this is still not something that can just be ignored.

So I would like to clearly state that almost everything Glossophiliac has been saying about me in the past year is false and driven by his own neuroses, if not projections.

Now I do not particularly mind if you do believe that I am a Trotskyist, White Guardist, nationalist, CIA stooge, dissolute liberal, Yeltsinist, Jewish nationalist, and all round Neocon Cockroach working 24/7 towards Russia’s destruction. However, for the benefit of any “middle-of-the-road” people who are tempted to give equal credence to both sides, I am laying out a history of Glossophiliac’s “powerful takes” to demonstrate that if anyone is having “psychotic episodes,” it is certainly not me.

The Great Triggering started on last July, when Glossophiliac took exception to… my condemnation of Stalin’s persecution of Soviet scientists.

So this is the hill Glossophiliac chose to die on: Criticizing Stalin for promoting Lysenkoism and having geneticists executed or sent to the Gulag.

But I have no doubts about the issue itself, and that’s more important.


(Incidentally, Glossophiliac also happens to be an HBD/IQ realist, meaning he would be summarily shot by the Stalinist SJWs he admires).

And he has been on the warpath against the Neocon Cockroach ever since.

Well, at least it’s a step up from nutcase La Russophobe’s memorable characterization of me as a neo-Soviet reptile!

The following is just a sample of his more “powerful takes” from Twitter…

… and from The Unz Review:

Conclusion: Stalinism is a mental disorder. And, sooner or later, Stalinists will always turn on you.

EDIT: Glossophiliac responds:

EDIT 2018/08/31: The obsession continues


EDIT: Full discussion


Anatoly Karlin is a transhumanist interested in psychometrics, life extension, UBI, crypto/network states, X risks, and ushering in the Biosingularity.


Inventor of Idiot’s Limbo, the Katechon Hypothesis, and Elite Human Capital.


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