Imperial Energy writes his response to my critique here. A reader requested that I give my thoughts of the subject of Reactionary Future's thesis, and that is the only reason I did. The reasons I won't bother writing a response to his response now, is that I don't care, I never cared, and I'm lazy.
He accuses me of not getting it, (perhaps I don't), of confusing several issues, of misrepresentation, and then tells me to read a pile of references.
I am not going to read the pile.
Though I have my own reference to recommend: The Dictator's Handbook, by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita.
Imperial Energy's critique of my critique ends with him saying;
Cool, I will wait for that. I want to find out what the goal post is before I say anything more."As for when a ruler is secure, we will have more to say on that issue shortly."