Thomas Wictor

Jante is a word that all westerners should know

Jante is a word that all westerners should know

The Law of Jante (pronounced “yan-TUH”) originally applied to only the Scandinavian countries, but it’s spread like cancer. Basically the Law of Jante states that individual achievement is illegitimate because it makes the group look bad.

Well, the group can go to hell. The group doesn’t pay my taxes, pay my medical bills, pay for my food, pay for my gasoline, or make my neighbors stop doing this.

Don’t tell me that we’re all in this together. We’re not. The Law of Jante is fascism, one of the most pernicious forms of collectivism ever invented.

Jante Rule 1

“You’re not to think you are anything special.”

Why not? How do my intelligence, artistic skills, and humor have any impact on your own? There are lots of special people. Currently thousands of them are fighting every despicable fascist in the Middle East.

Such men are very special, and only a moron would deny it. Here’s how these special men resolve their differences with fascists.

I heartily approve.

Jante Rule 2

“You’re not to think you are as good as we are.”

Ridiculous. The more people you factor in, the lower the overall average becomes. Just look at social media.

Most individuals are far better than the group. On every level. In fact when people join groups, they often commit terrible crimes that would’ve been unthinkable to the individual who the person once was.

Jante Rule 3

“You’re not to think you are smarter than we are.”

Oh, please. Who else is proving—PROVING—that neither Israel nor the Arab League are committing war crimes? Who else figured out that Israel had invented new weapons for the express purpose of nearly eliminating civilian casualties during major conflicts?

Here’s what I said on May 11, 2015.

Today I realized why the April 20, 2015, explosion at the Yemeni missile base near Faj Attan, Sana’a, was so gigantic. They used a rocket-powered bunker buster.

Then I found a drawing.


Then the Israeli Air Force (IAF) said this on November 26, 2015.

A senior official in the technical division of the IAF explained that the force’s abilities have grown to the point that it currently is able to rapidly unleash 3,000 missiles weighing one ton each - “very smart missiles” according to his definition.

He explained that within four days of fighting, a barrage of that sort would be enough to topple a state.

Name a group that gives you the information that I do.

Jante Rule 4

“You’re not to convince yourself that you are better than we are.”

Too late.

Jante Rule 5

“You’re not to think you know more than we do.”

What’s this called; who invented it; and what’s its laden weight, range, and duration?


How about this? What’s its name, and what makes it unique?

I know more than the group. Sorry.

Jante Rule 6

“You’re not to think you are more important than we are.”

Mohammed bin Salman is far more important than almost any group I can imagine. Not because he’s a Saudi Deputy Crown Prince but because he’s changing the entire Middle East for the better. He’s one of history’s pivotal figures.

Some individuals are simply more important than entire groups. What would happen if the United Nations disappeared tomorrow?

I mean, what would happen after the party?

The world would pretty much continue the way it was before. The UN serves no purpose except to create opportunities for mass child molestation, it seems.

Jante Rule 7

“You’re not to think you are good at anything.”

I wasn’t good; I was GREAT. But osteoarthritis took my ability to play. Is the group happier now?

“He got what he deserved!”

No. It was just genetics. Pure happenstance. Neither deserved nor undeserved. In my next life I’ll be an even better bassist.

Jante Rule 8

“You’re not to laugh at us.”

Why not? You’re laughable. Besides, I laugh at myself all the time. Any able-bodied adult of average intelligence is fair game for mockery. Actions and thoughts, I mean.

Ah, who am I kidding? I mock people’s looks too. How can I not make fun of this?

She surgically transformed herself into a kind of fish-yeti. I get to laugh at her. She can laugh at me too.

Jante Rule 9

“You’re not to think anyone cares about you.”

Eh? What does it matter if I think someone cares about me? How will that make me a worse cog in the machine?

Collectivists should understand that a population that thinks nobody cares about them is a population impossible to control. Ask the Chinese. The world’s most deranged videos are coming out of China. Nobody cares about anyone, including themselves. The result is total mayhem.

Watch how quickly these kids lose their minds.

That’s one of the tamer examples. Most Chinese mayhem-videos involve bared genitals, traumatic blows to the head, swan dives off of skyscrapers, and dousing others with gasoline to them into running torches.

China has no future. Because female infanticide is so common, none of those male students are going to find wives. I read that China is finally going through its Sexual Revolution, but there’s aren’t any women. And since Chinese culture is irredeemably racist, they won’t import foreign women.

The best way to make a person into an antisocial predator is to convince him that nobody cares about him. Plenty of American serial killers weren’t physically abused. There’s no evidence that Jeffrey Dahmer was beaten or molested. He was neglected by his self-centered parents, which allowed his pathology to grow and grow and grow.

I’m not saying that the parents are to blame. Dahmer made all his own choices. But parents who were emotionally connected would’ve addressed their son’s extremely abnormal behavior. When Dahmer lived with his grandmother, he murdered three men in the basement, dismembered them, and stored their body parts.

In 1988 Catherine Dahmer asked Jeffrey to move out because of the foul smell.

“I don’t know what that boy is doing down there,” she told a friend. “And I don’t want to know.”

That’s the family that produced Jeffrey Dahmer. Everyone knew that he was murdering people, but they did this.


Groupthink. How moral.

Jante Rule 10

“You’re not to think you can teach us anything.”

I don’t try to teach anyone anything. It’s the frigging group that insists on trying to “teach” me.

Save your breath, group.

“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air….

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
— Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.”

—John Gillespie Magee Jr.
June 9, 2023 - December 11, 2023

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