The retardation continues

30 09 11 - 16:04

From some truly witless people (proles in lab coats are still proles):


Did you know that you’re racist? Everyone is a bit, previous research has shown. Now, a new study suggests that culture may be to blame.

“There’s one idea that people tend to associate black people with violence, women with weakness or older people with forgetfulness because they are prejudiced. But there’s another possibility that what’s in your head is not you, it’s the culture around you,” lead researcher Paul Verhaeghen, professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s school of psychology, said in a release. - The Globe and Mail


This is the left's old argument:

All differences are social constructs, because we are 100% equal proven by science-god through math.

Therefore, if you notice that women are weaker than men, your disparagement of the dogma of the glorious people's republic is forgivable only if you are ignorant, stupid or otherwise confused. If not, you have directly attacked EQUALITY which is the religion of our new era!

Nevermind that all humans exist on not only a bell curve of ability, but a lateral bell curve of specialization, and not all abilities are needed in equal degrees for all specializations.

If you mention that proles are less able to make complex judgments correctly than aristocrats, the leftist/liberals/revolutionaries have a panic attack. You assaulted the dogma, which since we have no culture left, is the cornerstone of our NEW WORLD ORDER!

You might as well have endorsed witchcraft in a church. You are a sinner, or a Red, or worse. Burn in hell.
 

Logic is universal

29 09 11 - 16:56

No universals exist because you cannot count on all humans to be logical in the same way. There are other factors: personality, perceptual difficulty, biological intelligence, sanity level, distraction level, etc.


An interesting study by Rice University recently found that in one of the one of the more voracious social (and increasingly political) battlegrounds, science v. religion there is more common ground that most folks believe. In fact, according to the study, only 15% of scientists at major US research universities see religion and science as always in conflict.

"When it comes to questions about the meaning of life, ways of understanding reality, origins of Earth and how life developed on it, many have seen religion and science as being at odds and even in irreconcilable conflict," But a majority of scientists interviewed viewed both religion and science as "valid avenues of knowledge" that can bring broader understanding to important questions, said study author Rice sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund in a statement. - Network World


We live in the same world.

We perceive it through logical abstractions.

When one of those is more descriptive than others, we bump it up the chain closer to "fact."

If religion and science both perform this function, is it possible they describe the same thing using different vocabularies?

Science is weak because it focuses on material details. That is to say, things that are (a) material and (b) details. You don't get a worldview out of science, which is why it is useless in philosophy, political science, literature, leadership, and religion.

Religion is weak in the inverse of science. It does not focus on material details, but patterns. This means religion is useless if you want to answer why water boils, or which sandwich you should eat for lunch. This is why in general, even the fundamentalists are abandoning the detailed rules in their holy books. 2000 years ago, there was probably a bacteriological explanation for why you should not rape a camel while your wife is pregnant. Now, that's not so much of a problem -- go right ahead.

The point is that religion isn't bunk, and science is best constrained by philosophy, religion and leadership, since science is useless in those areas but many scientists (and more importantly, the audience of bleating useful idiots who repeat their ideas as political dogma) are arrogant and science then tries to expand to where it is useless.

It is interesting how the professionals in science differ from the average nose-picking voter and his arrogant, mis-informed, short-sighted view of "science."
 

Anatomy of a tragedy

29 09 11 - 16:51

From the usual liars:


"Go home!" she yelled at me. "Why don't you go back home to Mexico before you ruin this country like you ruined your own!" - CNN


Aspect 1: The Hispanics, Asians, African-Americans and other non-Europeans were imported here as cheap labor and as a majority vote-breaker, much as the Irish, Greeks, Slavs, Italians and Jews were formerly imported. The proles and their unions, the big corporations, organized crime and land barons are all in agreement that this is good. The middle class dissents but can't stop itself (or the 3x as numerous lower classes) from buying the cheap products made by this labor.

Aspect 2: Mexicans didn't ruin their country. What ruined Mexico was a series of bad decisions, culminating in the choice to give field hands and maids the vote. These people don't know anything about politics. Most college-educated desk workers know nothing about politics; those who showed even less educational aptitude know even less, and since their own lives are squalid disasters, clearly lack the aptitude to make these decisions. As usual, political decisions made by an elite IN ORDER TO PANDER TO THE VAST MASSES OF UNDIFFERENTIATED PROLES brought down Mexico, as it brings down any nation.

Aspect 3: The Hispanic fellow who wrote this article believes in the "human rights" mantra of the United Nations. He thinks that if you're human, you can go anywhere at any time and do whatever you want to do. Another group of people felt this way: the Conquistadors. If we take this Hispanic fellow at his word, then it would be entirely legitimate to invade Mexico and enslave the population because that's how we roll.

It's like an ironic tragicomedy from Hell.
 

Revolution brewin'

27 09 11 - 18:06

Although this is mainly to get his voting base re-energized, it's a positive message:


In a fiery summons to an important voting bloc, President Barack Obama told blacks on Saturday to quit crying and complaining and "put on your marching shoes" to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity.

Obama's speech to the annual awards dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus was his answer to increasingly vocal griping from black leaders that he's been giving away too much in talks with Republicans -- and not doing enough to fight black unemployment, which is nearly double the national average at 16.7 percent.

"It gets folks discouraged. I know. I listen to some of y'all," Obama told an audience of some 3,000 in a darkened Washington convention center.

But he said blacks need to have faith in the future -- and understand that the fight won't be won if they don't rally to his side. - AP


Tell them the truth: in a multicultural society, at some point culture is destroyed and everyone becomes brown, at which point you get ruled by really cynical people. There's no culture or decency holding them back.

Tell them how diversity has never worked, and never will, and how it's a dream for the convenience of oblivious white Americans. Oh, and the cheap labor, which will see (a) blacks replaced by Hispanics (b) Hispanics replaced by South Asians.

Tell them that once you got into the White House, you realized what a ship of state you lead -- one that is necessarily powerful, brutal and also leaky. Like Rome.
 

Let me take you down

27 09 11 - 18:03

'Cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields, where nothing is real...

Sounds a lot like the internet.



Do we try to make the internet -- where every symbol is taken as literal -- seriously, or do we use it like fax machines and telephones, as intermediate steps to real-life acquaintance, action and living?

Yeah, I'll take the latter.
 

My species is composed of real morons

27 09 11 - 14:56

Every time I see a "scientific study" and "scientific article" like this, I'm reminded how the proles have taken over, and in the hands of a prole, even a noble discipline is reduced to stupidity:


The researchers analyzed the relationship between tax progressivity and personal well-being in 54 nations surveyed by the Gallup Organization in 2007 -- a total of 59,634 respondents. Well-being was expressed in people's assessments of their overall life quality, from "worst" to "best possible life," on a scale of 1 to 10; and in whether they enjoyed positive daily experiences (such as smiling, being treated with respect, and eating good food) or suffered negative ones, including sadness, worry, and shame. Finally, the analysis looked at the participants' satisfaction with their nation's public goods, from schools to clean air.

The degree of progressivity was measured by the difference between the highest and lowest tax rates, corrected for such confounding factors as family size, social security taxes paid, and tax benefits received by individuals.

The results: On average, residents of the nations with the most progressive taxation evaluated their own lives as closer to "the best possible." They also reported having more satisfying experiences and fewer discomfiting ones than respondents living in nations with less progressive taxes. That happiness, Oishi says, was "explained by a greater degree of satisfaction with the public goods, such as housing, education, and public transportation." - Science Daily


I'll make this really simple, since it seems that all but a few humans are brick stupid.


  1. There are no other differences between nations. None, in composition of population.

  2. In high tax states, people don't rationalize the cost by praising public services. Nope. Not at like how people living in places like Austin and San Francisco praise those places whenever the topic of high rents come up.

  3. Happiness is external. Yep, it must be. It has nothing to do with direction or stability of society.

  4. Also, people aren't hamsters. They aren't cowed by peer pressure into doing what's popular even if it's stupid.



A load of sarcasm for a planet of morons.
 

Academic snake oil

27 09 11 - 14:53

This article touches on the tip of the iceberg:


The problem begins with the fact that few African Americans at a given university, thanks to lowered admission standards, have the IQs necessary to compete with their white classmates. If merit alone determined admission, this mismatch would not occur. All students would vie on a roughly level IQ playing field, and, given overall IQ distributions, few blacks would populate top academic programs.

What can paper over this deficiency is that many black students master the outward signs of "being smart." This is traditional outsider adaptive behavior, regardless of ethnic/racial backgrounds, and is reflected in phrases such as "passing" or "fitting in." For those with above average intelligence, a keen eye plus a gift for mimicry is often sufficient to play imposter. Familiar academic tools include learning fancy words like "paradigmatic" adroit name-dropping, affecting the professorial sartorial style (e.g., a tweed jacket, blue Oxford shirt), certain verbal mannerisms, even a sprinkling of Yiddish in some venues. A PowerPoint presentation with multiple equations bedazzles. - American Nation


It ain't just some of the black students.

The white prole, grown up on "we're all equal" propaganda, often trucks off to college despite having a 112 IQ.

Fakery results.

They can memorize; they can't think; they adopt postures instead... gosh, that sounds like the internet too.
 

Fight the Fat

27 09 11 - 14:40

A good idea here:


For the first time in history, younger generations will not outlive their parents.

The cause? Childhood obesity. What's more, the disease is plaguing African American populations at a rate that is disproportionately higher than the rest of the country.

Childhood obesity is a product of our environment, of our socio-economic statuses, and our geography. But, no matter the cause, we are the only ones with the power to fix it.

The NAACP is addressing this problem head on. Today, we released our brand new Childhood Obesity Advocacy Manual. Our local units are working to implement awareness, educate parents and children, and advocate for policy change - so that support can be found in the communities where it's needed most.

You can be part of the solution by helping us better understand the problem and answering a few short questions about your community today:

http://action.naacp.org/childhood-obesity-manual


It's time we struck back against all the ills of the industrialized, modern, cultureless world.
 

Collapse

27 09 11 - 14:13

Most people can't tell the difference between media drama and true collapse.

AIDS? Drama. Bird Flu? Drama. Al-qaeda? Drama. Recession? Drama.

Bigger trends:


  • Decline of population. People are physically less intelligent, shorter, uglier and generally have fewer distinguishing traits. We're evolving toward a non-adaptive standard outside of civilization, which I call "devolving."

  • Lack of unity. This population has nothing in common but similar places to shop and work. Inside, they hate each other.

  • Slave populations. Like all the great empires -- Roman, Aztec, Greek, Indian -- we imported a bunch of people a standard deviation dumber than us, enslaved them or worked them for peanuts, and now they've outbred us. This means a divide population (diversity always fails) with fewer abilities (slaves are not masters).

  • Egodrama. Our outlook has changed from one of adaptation or conquering to one of individual satiation through trivial and cheap pleasures. The result is pervasive decay.



You don't see the media mention those issues.

Further, bigger issues and smaller issues get measured through the same idea.

But here's a start:


A record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed, adding to negativity that has been building over the past 10 years.



Majorities of Democrats (65%) and Republicans (92%) are dissatisfied with the nation's governance. This perhaps reflects the shared political power arrangement in the nation's capital, with Democrats controlling the White House and U.S. Senate, and Republicans controlling the House of Representatives. Partisans on both sides can thus find fault with government without necessarily blaming their own party. - Gollum I mean Gallup


Most people are freaked out about the recession, about the swing toward socialism in an anarchistic nation-state with many dependents, etc. etc.

But really, this is just another hiccup along the long, slow decline to the big hiccup.

You let the proles rule (equality). Then they banned criticism of themselves ("science"). Then in turn, they ruined everything, because that's why they were proles in the first place: they don't have the sense God gave a gnat.
 

False value

26 09 11 - 13:42

New at GROIN:

 

A new take on socialism

25 09 11 - 17:56

Socialism can't be all bad. Imagine we crossed it with natural selection.

What if we took a test in 8th grade or 11th grade, and the smart ones got subsidized for life?

This would free up our best to do their work outside the bounds of commerce or popularity.

The rest would support them, and benefit from their efforts.

I wonder why socialists never seem to explore this possibility.
 

Our society is work-mad

25 09 11 - 16:44

We are all equal, so the only way to distinguish yourself is work, which means we all slave away to keep our heads above the sea of people.

And what's the consequence?

We ignore our children, and overcompensate with Nannyisms:


"Into the 1950s, children were free to play a good part of their childhood. If you stayed in your house around your mom, she'd say 'go out and play.' The natural place for a kid was outside," said Peter Gray, a research professor of psychology at Boston College.

"Today, it's quite the opposite. Parents are not allowing kids the freedom to play. And even if they do, there are no other kids out there to play with, or the mother may have such restrictions on the child, such as 'you can't go out of the yard' that the kids don't want to stay out there," added Gray.

When kids are allowed to play, they make up games, negotiate rules and make sure others are playing fair. All of that helps to teach children how to make decisions, to solve problems and gain self-control. Children who have too many emotional outbursts or who insist on getting their way too often quickly learn they need to change their behavior if they want to continue to be welcomed into the group, Gray said. - USnews


Quick, get them in school and socialize them to always give in and compromise. Make them memorize stuff. Force them to work a lot and then shuffle them off to jobs.

That's the path to liberation, comrade citizen.
 

Judgment and Death

25 09 11 - 16:42

The use of pity-objects is endemic in our society.

If you have something to cover up, say some misdeeds, listen carefully:

You can fool most of the idiots by doing a public, symbolic act of charity.

Find the person who is least likely to ever succeed. When others are watching, give them a token gift.

The easiest way is to drive your Lexus SUV on over to the soup kitchen and volunteer for an afternoon. Feed the alcoholic, insane and criminal.

Now your little sins -- scamming your taxes, cheating business partners, divorcing your faithful wife to marry a stripper -- are magically erased!

You have put a new image in their minds.

Keep those pity-objects near, because you'll need them.

Here's one from last week -- a cop-killer who looks innocent on TV:


Davis was scheduled to die at 7 p.m., but the hour came and went as the U.S. Supreme Court apparently weighed the case. More than three hours later, the high court said it wouldn't intervene. The justices did not comment on their order rejecting Davis' request for a stay. - AP


It doesn't matter whether he's innocent.

He's black, poor and on death row. That looks like injustice to the TV watchers who see similar archetypes in movies and books.

The cop he killed? Probably busted people like you for drugs or DUI. The bastard!

Very few noticed this one:


"One down and one to go," Billy Rowles, the retired sheriff who first investigated the horrific scene, said. "That's kind of cruel but that's reality."

Byrd's sister, Clara Taylor, said someone from her brother's family needed to be present to watch Brewer die so she was among witnesses in the death chamber.

"He had choices," she said Tuesday, referring to Brewer. "He made the wrong choices." - USA Today


This man did something monstrous and cruel also.

The evidence could also be argued to be shady.

We don't weep for him.

Why worry about Troy Davis?

Oh, because it gives you a simple ability -- the ability to look your neighbors in the eye and say, "I was at the Troy Davis protest vigil, and so I am better than you."
 

More complicated than they like to think

25 09 11 - 08:05

Crowdists (incl. Liberals/Leftists) love easily-packaged simplistic explanations for reality.

Those give the individual more time for its own ego, and less time learning difficult nuances of reality. More self, less world!


Aboriginal Australians may be descendants of the very first people to leave Africa more than 60,000 years ago, DNA evidence suggests.

The analysis of hair collected from an aboriginal man in southwestern Australia in 1923 supports the theory that there were two separate waves of migration from Africa, the place where humans first evolved, and that most Europeans and Asians came from the second migration. - CBC


I never thought "out of Africa" would fall, but it seems less likely to be true. I have no personal stake in the belief either way; evolution stands as the wisdom of God or the inerrance of mathematical logic, whichever way you want to look at it.

However, it's likely that we're going to find human life arose simultaneously in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

These populations intermixed but not uniformly. This produced three different groups.

After that, I think we will find that Africa is where that which did not differentiate itself went, explaining Africa's high genetic diversity. It is the aggregate, not the origin.

The origin occurred in multiple places, changed, and is now vanished.
 

Victory for nationalism

25 09 11 - 08:02

Spain recognizes nationalism as valid and legitimate and necessary for the preservation of unique ethnic groups:


Spain’s Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez presented a new policy for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on Saturday, declaring Israel as the homeland of the Jews for the first time and saying that the issue of Palestinian refugees should be solved in such a way that it does not compromise Israel’s current demographic makeup of a Jewish majority.

Jimenez’s speech before the United Nations General Assembly is particularly dramatic in light of the fact that Spain is considered the leading EU country to support Palestinian rights. Adopting such a pro-Israel stance may lead to other countries to follow suit. - Haaretz


It's both a pro-Israel stance and a pro-nationalist one:

A nation is defined by the unique indigenous ethnic group that created it.

A nation is heritage, culture, values and customs.

It is not the State, the post-totalitarian Nanny State and its bureaucracies.

1789 burns. Nationalism rises. Allahu ackbar!
 

A new social network

25 09 11 - 07:56

This hit the admin list today, so I signed up:

 

Well-rounded

25 09 11 - 07:54

The modern bureaucratic utilitarian society tends to reward little study machines, e.g. people who go to school and plug away and get the highest grades on the material. While I'm in favor of school, and Social Darwinism, I think school can be mis-applied. In particular, school is itself a task; some get good at that task without mastering the underlying discipline, or having the skills to perform that discipline with any flexibility or real intelligence. There are other aspects to school, including (gasp) learning actual socialization and not just pandering, and learning to explore ideas instead of rote memorizing those that you know will be on the test. Now, why would I mention this preachy shit so early in the morning? Because it's exactly parallel to what video games, social networking and constant use of cell phones for chat do to your brain. These things also make you conform to a narrow standard that isn't reality, cut off the scope of your realization, and reward memorizers and rote performers.
n a letter to The Daily Telegraph, the group of academics, teachers, authors and charity leaders says children’s wellbeing and mental health is being undermined by the pressures of modern life. They urge the Government to address a culture of “too much, too soon” in Britain. This includes a ban on all forms of advertising aimed at the youngest children, the establishment of a play-based curriculum for infants and a public information campaign warning of the dangers of screen-based entertainment. The comments came five years after many of the same experts sent similar letter to the Telegraph that criticised politicians and the public for failing to allow children to develop properly at a young age. It led to a debate on the state of childhood in Britain and coincided with the publication of Labour’s Children’s Plan — a policy document covering all aspects of young people’s lives. - The Telegraph
Wow, that's weird. How can these things subvert us? They teach us a false reality that is smaller and less variant than reality itself. In turn, that makes us experts at reproducing responses to pre-determined signals -- in other words, rote memorizers, not thinkers. We have become like our machines.
I nearly killed myself in college to get straight A's. Well, almost straight A's. I graduated with 37 A's and 3 B's for a GPA of 3.921. At the time, I thought I was hot stuff. Now I wonder if it wasn't a waste of time. ... I was told that having a high GPA would open all kinds of doors for me. But you know what? I interviewed with lots of companies, received a total of 14 job offers after graduation, and none of the companies asked about it. They were much more impressed with stuff like serving as Chief of Staff for the student government and starting a radio station run by 200 volunteers. ... I spent all my time reading classic literature and memorizing vague, pseudoscientific communication theories. Neither are useful at all, and I've forgotten at least 95% of it. ... Between studying and doing my job, I had to prioritize the people I wanted to develop relationships with and narrow it down to the handful who could help me the most. If I could do it all over again, I would spend less time in the library and more time at parties. I would have 50 friends, not 3. I would be known for "the guy that knows everyone," not "the smartest guy in class." Not only because it would've been more fun, but because I would still be friends with most of those people now and would have access to the networks they've developed over the last four years. - Penelope Trunk
You can see where this is going: it's not about the socialization, either. It's about the whole. Having a whole life, and a whole perspective on thinking. Memorizing stuff like a scan-tron reader helps no one. Least of all you. But a society made of such autists? I bet it would be a glitzy mistake.
 

The blog format

24 09 11 - 06:19

What I like about the blog format is that, once we get past the kiddie drama of life-blogging, it takes two forms:

(a) longer pieces which showcase thoughtful writing

(b) shorter pieces that comment on media sources

Both have their place. #b in particular allows media to be interpreted, e.g. a spin corrector, from every camp, and for a kind of hierarchy of interesting news to emerge. In particular, it allows us to see that the polarization through left/right has not come in the form of radicalism, but in literally selecting different news, different news sources and different topics of discussion. The two aren't radical so much as they're radically incompatible at this point.

This blog has generally been of the #b type, coming on top of a site filled with #a pieces. The best pieces on this blog however, it seems to me, combine the types; they cite multiple media sources and then weave a plausible narrative out of them -- not an alternative narrative, or work-around, but a plausible interpretation of what seem to be "evident" facts.
 

Mainstreaming radicalism

23 09 11 - 19:50

Insightful:


How can I make the argument that I have given up radicalism?

It is because my “radical views” are becoming the conventional wisdom of White America: the federal government is hopelessly dysfunctional, it is growing ever more tyrannical, America’s best days are in the past, we can’t afford anymore foreign wars to spread democracy, the mainstream media is the propaganda arm of the liberal establishment, White people live under intolerable racial double standards.

There is nothing that can possibly be done to appease black people, we need to dismantle the welfare state and get rid of affirmative action, racial differences are intractable, “anti-racism” is based on pseudoscience, White people are the victims of black-on-white violent crime, globalization has destroyed the American economy, free trade has eroded the American working class, the SPLC is an illegitimate organization, Newsweek is an illegitimate magazine. - OD


I think it's even simpler than this: people are turning against liberalism, which is "subsidized egalitarianism."

The idea of equality caused multiculturalism, class warfare, enforced equality and many other triggers for vast social problems.

People want to dial back the moral state and make government functional in a limited mode again. Stop trying to save the world, government. Stop telling us what is right -- we know, by our own lights and those of our religions, philosophies and traditions.

We no longer want the Great Ideological Crusade of the 1960s. It failed. It failed on 9/11, it failed in the flash mobs, it failed in the UK riots, and it's going to fail as the EU and USA go bankrupt on their steady diet of entitlements, diversity, government bureaucracy, sex education, anti-drug propaganda and other Nanny State programs.

We took a wrong turn; let's retrace our steps and try again.
 

Real life versus public drama

23 09 11 - 19:44

You can end up stranded in social drama -- worrying about what other people think is important, instead of finding a path to sanity:


I was filling-in time for more than a decade until I got married - and the longer this gap extended, the more obvious was the fact that nothing I did to amuse myself really mattered.

Of course, this was the time of all the 'action' in my life as far as the world outside was concerned, all the stuff that is supposed to be important - academic success, career progress, travel, high living...

It's just that - both at the time, and even more in retrospect - well, it amounts to a big effort at keeping myself distracted.

This is not an expression of regret - not a matter of saying that I wish I had done something different (because then I would not have married my wife, had my children) but that from experience it seems that people are meant to get married and start families in their early twenties or thereabouts.

That is real life - and all the lifestyle stuff is nothing, really.

The wasteland. - Bruce Charlton's Miscellany


He makes a good point. Life gives us talents, and we either use them (find a career that expresses our powers) or not. With marriage, we integrate our lives into a whole not based on the self.

All the stuff that appears to be self-based is usually socially based, like drinking with friends until four in the morning every day that week. At some point, don't you want to stay home and read a book? A greater maturity -- and greater joy -- is found in being a solitary animal that knows when to move with the ages.
 

Living in a fantasy

23 09 11 - 16:26

Why deal with reality at all?


Statistics Canada reports that the proportion of women taking part in social activities has declined from 70% to 62% since 1998, marked by such trends as fewer face-to-face and phone interactions with friends or relatives. Paradoxically, however, women are less likely to say they don’t have enough time for friends or family: 36% in 2010, compared to 41% in 1998, according to the stats.

“Social media has given a lot of people the idea that they’re more connected than they are,” says Patricia Leavy, associate professor of sociology at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. “Putting a post on Facebook about what’s going on in your life is hardly the same as a ladies’ night out, but it may give the illusion that [you're] social.”

Roughly 16.8 million Canadians use Facebook, with that group skewing 54% female, according to the analytics firm Socialbakers. Statistics Canada, meanwhile, shows a nearly eight-fold increase in non-paid computer use by women between 1998 and 2010. - National Post


Just take a picture of your bowel movements and post it online. Now you've proven you're alive!
 

Faux culture

23 09 11 - 13:16

I enjoy Tony Sclafani's articles, and thought he raised a good point in this one:


“Nevermind” has been credited over the years with commercializing grunge and alternative rock, ushering in a more serious era of hard rock, helping to kill off hair metal and establishing Seattle as a musical force (even though Nirvana itself was from Aberdeen, Wash.)

But two decades later, it's still unclear why “Nevermind,” of all albums, became so “contagious,” to quote its lead single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Why didn’t albums by Nirvana’s peers, like Alice in Chains, or predecessors like Husker Du, set the world alight? - MSN


Simple answer: because it cut the balls of metal and made it acceptable for self-pitying teenagers.

Heavy metal is many things, but self-pity isn't one of them. It's charge out to battle and get laid all night music. It's war music, fervent music for people who still believe in life.

What teenagers in the 1990s wanted was an excuse to feel beaten down and to give up. They had after all just lived through the 1980s, and watched the deals made (under the hands of the Baby Boomers) that turned America from an innocent first-world nation into a moribund third-world one. I'm not talking race here per se, although that's part of it. I mean the transition between healthy values to a true self-hating, selfish, neurotic culture.

They didn't want music that said, "The world is yours -- charge! allahu ackbar! eureka! geronimo!"; they wanted music that praised retreat, withdrawal and self-pity.

That's why Kurt Cobain, who thankfully did to his own head what others should have done long ago, finally ushered his sad ass off this planet. Crohn's disease? I don't buy it. He was a self-pitying person who hated the world, and we're all better off that he blew his own jug.
 

U.S. Government crusading against nationalists

23 09 11 - 13:12

The salient point of Bad Eagle's article:


The Negroes had been denied their citizenship for obvious reasons, like, not being Indian; but, the Obama Administration, i.e., the Housing and Urban Development (HUD), threatened to withhold $33 million dollars of federal money from the Cherokee Nation.

Thus, the United States government determines who is Indian and who is not. It is no longer the American Indian nation. Indians no longer determine who is Indian. - Bad Eagle


Don't miss the subtext -- this isn't a culture war, it's a war against culture.

It's not black versus white, or anything else. It's the mixed and cultureless, the rabble who man the guillotine, against anyone who has anything they do not.

Culture builds a strong civilization and keeps people honest. The crowd doesn't want honest. They want selfish.

And so they band together, slop some crap on the page to be an "ideology," and jihad against anyone with culture.

No wonder people want to destroy them. Dear Americans: al-Qaeda, Anders Breivik, Ted Kaczynski et al. don't want America dead, they want Crowdism dead.

Maybe we can all work something out in that regard. We send our Crowdists to Afghanistan, where they are used in ritual games of disembowelment soccer, and we stop drawing pictures of the prophet Muhammad?
 

Chattering useful idiots

23 09 11 - 12:38

This world is never short of people who want to make a big deal of something. They seem to prefer events that have nothing to do with them, of which they know nothing about, but which have emotional appeal.

Here's CNN with a witless article entitled, World shocked by U.S. execution of Troy Davis:


The execution sparked angry reactions and protests in European capitals -- as well as outrage on social media. "We strongly deplore that the numerous appeals for clemency were not heeded," the French foreign ministry said.

"There are still serious doubts about his guilt," said Germany's junior minister for human rights Markus Loening. "An execution is irreversible -- a judicial error can never be repaired."

The European Union expressed "deep regret" over the execution and repeated its call for a universal moratorium on capital punishment.

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the bloc had learnt "with deep regret that Mr Troy Davis was executed," her spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic told Agence-France Presse.


Three appeals courts, including the U.S. Supreme court, reviewed the dubious evidence against Davis. But no one seems to be analyzing this evidence. In fact, they're doing the exact opposite. They're using the ambiguity of that evidence as a weapon. Saying that doubts remain is probably more effective than finding a clear deal-killer, if you want to inflame the rabble.

What you don't want to do is let the argument stray to the facts. Ideally, you could keep talking about emotions. This is what the rabble feed on, emotions and feelings. In the court of public opinion, what matters is that people become psychic vampires who feed on the emotions brought up by an event. They don't care what the facts are.

About that Officer McPhail guy. Yeah, he's a cop, and cops bust you for drugs, and that sucks. And he has a funny name. Probably a fag who got beat up on the schoolyard. Who cares?

CNN again, with another senseless article entitled America divided on death penalty, Troy Davis:


"Casey Anthony is offered a book deal, Troy Davis is only offered his last meal. Wake up America, our justice system is screwed," came a tweet from the handle JamesKlynn.

Another, from TRizzleComedy, read, "If the Troy Davis situation has taught us anything today, its that Casey Anthony should've been black."

A jury found Anthony not guilty of murder in July, whereas a jury and several judges on appeal have determined that Davis killed Savannah, Georgia, police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989.


As usual, our media oversteps any bounds of taste or fact-based reasoning to whip up some controversy. America isn't "divided." Most people don't know or care about Troy Davis. But the neurotic useful idiots who really seize on the news, and try to give their empty lives meaning through it, may indeed be divided. The rest of us want cop killers dead.

Also as usual, the left-leaning press is trying to spin this into a racial issue, but they're not mentioning some key facts.


But some death penalty supporters, like commenter marciavolk, said there was too much doubt to administer the ultimate punishment. The commenter further said that the death penalty is "administered arbitrarily" and that the "long-standing discrimination against minorities in the south (yeah it's still there)" played a role in the decision to execute Davis.

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Matt Tapie, 32, a CNN iReporter from Alexandria, Virginia, and doctorate candidate at Catholic University, said he joined the demonstrators there. He was busy writing his dissertation Wednesday but said he knew he had to participate.

He said he was appalled by the final outcome.

"We can see how much further we have to go in a country where we have an African-American president ... but an African-American in Georgia can be executed," he said.


They're going to talk a lot about how unfair it is that so many African-Americans are in jail or on death row. But we don't know if there aren't just more African-Americans committing crimes. Since most African-Americans seem to live in poverty, it would make sense that more are committing crimes. No one stops to think that maybe this whole multiculturalism thing just isn't working out, and that it's not the fault of white people.

The court of public opinion speaks again, from the first article:


In the right-of-center Daily Telegraph, Tom Chivers said the death penalty was "barbaric" and far more likely to be used against black people than white.


But is it, really?

Even CNN gets in a clear-sighted final word:


The latter is a reference to a jury also finding Davis guilty of two aggravated assault charges: that he shot a man outside a pool party in Savannah before striking a homeless man with his pistol. It was the pistol-whipping that prompted MacPhail to respond to the Burger King parking lot where he was killed.

Some CNN commenters defended the police work and prosecution that led to Davis' conviction and execution. One, fitat50, even said, "The reason some people care about him is because they are sheep."


The sheep are running the henhouse. Did I mix a metaphor? So sorry.

Back to the topic. Out there, in the herd, there is a huge group of people who have direction in life. They like to get worked up about things. We listen to them at our peril.
 

The boondoggle continues

21 09 11 - 15:42

OMFG WTF:


More than a half-century after federal troops escorted nine black students into an all-white school, efforts to desegregate Little Rock's classrooms are at another turning point. - AP


The nightmare continues.

The expense continues.

The problem remains unsolved, as it has for centuries. We repeat the same methods.

Why would anyone do this?


  1. Socially, it's a good talking point. Make yourself look better than others. Talk about injustice and offer solutions that you know won't work, but make you look good.

  2. Bureaucrats are all over this. Billions of dollars are spent. Many do-nothing jobs are created for people with zero direction. All the lawyers, clerks, TV crews, celebrities, etc. get paid.



We live in the age of the parasite -- and it's not black people.

It's the nagging liberal nanny state whiners who talk a good game, but secretly, enrich themselves.
 

Inverted blame

21 09 11 - 15:36

The rabble gathered near the guillotine.

The fiction they held as truth: that all people are equal, and thus "misfortunes" occur by evil, not by incompetence.

The ugly reality: people have different abilities, and most misfortunes are the result of either (a) bad policy or (b) incompetence.


But anyone with common sense knows that someone doesn't just fall into poverty overnight. The deplorable economic conditions that led to today's poverty numbers began in 2007. Republicans often ignore such facts.

Yet when you start digging deeper into the Census Bureau report, what stands out is that of the 10 poorest states in the country, most are the reddest in the nation -- solidly GOP states.

The most impoverished state is Mississippi, and it's followed by Arkansas, Tennessee, West Virginia, Louisiana, Montana, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama and North Carolina. - CNN


He's implying that GOP states are poor because they're GOP states.

More likely, the situation is more complex... GOP states are not rolling in money like the coasts.

And who are these poor? Most likely victims of diversity -- these states are some of the most diverse in the nation.

Further, these people are stranded from the city jobs on the east and west coasts. An instant solution would be move them there.

We don't hear any voices asking for that, however. Wonder why?


For the Georgia prosecutor who put Troy Davis on trial in 1991 for killing a cop and won a conviction, there were two cases being fought.

"There is the legal case, the case in court, and the public relations case," Spencer Lawton, the former Chatham County prosecutor, said. "We have consistently won the case as it has been presented in court. We have consistently lost the case as it has been presented in the public realm, on TV and elsewhere."

...

Lawton says he believes the outrage over the sentence resulted from a public relations campaign by Davis' supporters, while prosecutors remained silent outside the courtroom.

"It's just been my policy, that I not comment on a pending case - and this case has been pending for two decades," he said. "For two decades, I've maintained my silence. That meant I could never respond.

...

Davis was convicted of the first, non-fatal, shooting in Savannah's Cloverdale neighborhood that night. Lawton said there was confusion over evidence in the murder case because the shell casings from both shootings wound up in the same evidence bag.

...

But Lawton said recanted statements don't deserve the validity they have been given in media accounts. He said a judge ruled they were at the very least "suspect" because they were not given under oath and prosecutors never got the opportunity to cross-examine the recanting witnesses in court.

...

And Lawton question why it took Davis' lawyers 15 or 20 years to get these witnesses to recant and why they then waited until eight days before Davis' first scheduled execution to make these explosive statements public.

...

"This is fuzzy thinking. This is what happens when you try a criminal case in the streets, when it becomes a public relations campaign," the former D.A. said. "When it's in a court, you get disciplined thinking. We've won every time the thinking has been disciplined." - CNN


The fiction: our justice system executes many innocent people.

The reality: we have yet to see convincing evidence that it has done so, and yet, we have plenty of cases where it's clear justice is served, and yet there are millions of protesters in the streets.

What does it mean to try a case by public opinion? Mob rule.

What does the mob want to believe? Everyone is innocent, it's the system that's bad, we must crush it, etc.

The fact is that you fix a broken system by modifying it, not by destroying it and hoping anarchy works out better.

That won't be popular with the angry people out there.


But the victim's mother, Anne MacPhail, said she's satisfied that Davis will be executed.

"Well, justice is done, that's the way we look at it. That's what we wanted," the mother told CNN. "I am very convinced that he is guilty."

She said she would not attend Davis' execution but family members would be there.

Anne MacPhail said she has not forgiven the convicted of killing her son.

"Not yet, maybe sometime," she said. - CNN


It's hip to hate cops. They stop you from doing all the fun stuff, like meth and rape.

But what about the victim? He was human, too. And equal.

But he believed in law and order, and that oppresses the anarchistic individual! Therefore he's bad, and his death doesn't count, amirite?

Across the globe, humanity is damaged daily by the selfishness of individuals.

People don't come together because they're too busy being selfish.

Part of that includes appearing to be un-selfish by agitating for the freedom of fellow anarchistic behavior cases, like Troy Davis.

He shot a cop, after he committed a string of other crimes. He is by no reasonable standard "innocent."

On top of that, he shot a cop -- the people you'll be running to in fear if social order collapses.

It's not hip to say any of this, but it's more truthful than what you hear from the crowd and their media lackeys.
 

Exceeding carrying capacity

21 09 11 - 14:26

With drama removed (e.g. edited for content, not entertainment):


Humankind will slip next week into ecological debt, having gobbled up in less then nine months more natural resources than the planet can replenish in a year, researchers said Tuesday.

At its current pace of consumption humankind will need, by 2030, a second globe to satisfy its voracious appetites and absorb all its waste, the report calculated.

Earth's seven billion denizens -- nine billion by mid-century -- are using more water, cutting down more forests and eating more fish than Nature can replace, it said.

At the same time, we are disgorging more CO2, pollutants and chemical fertilizers than the atmosphere, soil and oceans can soak up without severely disrupting the ecosystems that have made our planet such a comfortable place for homo sapiens to live. - PhysOrg


Who is surprised?

Not I. We don't have any brakes.

Freedom for individuals means each will choose to take as much as he can, with a few statistically insignificant dropouts.

That means a vast horde of humans swarming the globe like yeast, eating up all the nutrition and then dying on a sunless ruin.

Good thinking, humanity.
 

Musings on NIHILISM

20 09 11 - 20:51

From the mailbag:


Nihilism is far from the isolated, oddball, radical philosophy many consider it to be. I would suggest that nihilism is the logical "conclusion" of most modern humanistic philosophies. More importantly, I believe that nihilistic death is accepted, though not recognized, as the universal destination of humankind by all who do not believe in a life after death. I would suggest that if we embrace a modern secular philosophy, or no philosophy/religion at all, we must embrace nihilism. We will assert that if you believe that your existence may end at physical death, you are accepting the idea that "nothing" may follow death, and you are by definition accepting the possibility that "nihilism" is correct. Once we realize that the acceptance of nihilism is a necessary consequence of our humanistic beliefs, or non-beliefs, we will be able to decide for ourselves if what we currently believe to be true, is what we really want to believe is true. Until we understand the nature of "nothing", we may well have difficulty appreciating "anything". - "LifeNotes"


While I don't agree with this person, I think he or she makes a reasonable case with this statement, cited in his or her email to me:


"According to absurdism, humans historically attempt to find meaning in their lives. Traditionally, this search results in one of two conclusions: either that life is meaningless, or life contains within it a purpose set forth by a higher power - a belief in God, or adherence to some religion or other abstract concept." - PedoPedia


A few thoughts:


  • Obviously, the "nihilism" described above is fatalism. Nothing means anything, so why bother creating meaning? Instead, revel in the meaningless, namely physical sensations, social power and egodrama. Fatalism either leads immediately to suicide or, as in the vast majority of cases, to extreme individualism which is itself a code-word for narcissistic, self-absorbed, denial-based refusal to entertain the notion the world is real. That in turn takes many, many forms, including all liberalism and many religions.

  • The choice of absurdism is completely broken. First, it assumes the world should bow to a human perspective; what drug addict wrote that? Second, it assumes these two choices exist because we're seeking inherent meaning. We forget that meaning is in our interpretation. That doesn't mean any "meaning" is valid (I'm just living for this turd in a sock, maaaan) but that meaning does not exist in the world per se. It takes thinking beings to discover the mechanisms of that world, and to find out why to value them.

  • The vital point this person makes is that humanism leads naturally to fatalism through narcissism. With nothing larger than the self, why bother? About anything, I mean. Do what's convenient and never exert yourself for a cause. That in turn leads to depression, because without meaning, life is a series of sensations that get boring over time and eventually become oppressive.



Food for thought, or sodomy.
 

Libyan insanity

20 09 11 - 18:40

Let's repeat Viet Nam:


Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the Pentagon has sent another dozen troops to Tripoli to help the State Department lay plans for reopening the U.S. Embassy.

Panetta told a news conference that it remains U.S. policy not to send combat troops to Libya. But he disclosed that after having sent four military personnel recently to assist the State Department in Tripoli, another 12 were deployed for the same purpose. He said no others would be sent. - UT


Dudes, when you start underhanding like this, it makes it clear to the rebels that:


  1. Their cause has legitimacy. It's them versus the big bad superpower.

  2. The superpower is hesitant, even weak, because it depends on voters and voters hate wars that aren't conveniently easily won.

  3. They can trap you by fighting back, and forcing you to trickle more guys in.

  4. Eventually you will lose. They are starving and bored. You have better things to do.



It's healthier to just send the troops in as G.W. Bush did, and then withdraw them quickly as his father did. Don't moralize: destroy, then leave a smoldering ruin echoing with the sound of your victory speeches.

In the meantime, the European-US axis is continuing its underhanded policy of eliminating strong leaders in the middle east, in preparation for democratizing the whole place and thus turning it as neurotic, unstable, degenerate and pointless as the lives we lead in the west.

This will backfire, however. The more you obliterate, the stronger religion becomes... and the backlash probably involves US troops in over their heads and Scuds over Israel. Fail.
 

Fallout from political correctness

20 09 11 - 14:25

From the geez-whouda-thunk-it department:


Fifty-seven percent say "trying to be funny" is a big reason people use discriminatory language online. About half that many say a big reason is that people "really hold hateful feelings about the group."

That may be why even the most inflammatory racist slur in the AP-MTV poll — the "N-word" — didn't rouse a majority of young people. Only 44 percent said they'd be very or extremely offended if they saw someone using it online or in a text message. Thirty-five percent said it wouldn't bother them much, including fully 26 percent who wouldn't be offended at all.

Among African-American youth, however, 60 percent said they would be offended by seeing the N-word used against other people. - MSNBC


Surprise: slurs hurt people because the intent behind their use is mean. Only if you're the target group, by the way.

Another surprise: 40 years of political indoctrination have shown liberals to be who they really are -- the nagging nannies and uptight moralists of the world -- while the rest of us have moved on, and are concerned with more practical things.

Like how to survive the social disaster liberalism has brought us.


And a Harvard law student's email to friends, suggesting that blacks might be intellectually inferior, was forwarded across the Internet, prompting the law school dean to publicly denounce it.


That's the disaster: liberalism is an extended form of deferential politeness, and it encourages us to lump legitimate questions in with social reactions. Specifically, the kind of nose-holding whining that makes us want to run away from civilization as a whole.
 

The inverted world

19 09 11 - 20:39

Equality means: assume I'm OK, and you're OK, and we don't rock that boat.

That in itself would be fine, but it causes all of our logic to go backward.

We got the effect confused with the cause. Equality would be an effect; we've made it a religious cause.

Your average atheist liberal is in fact more superstitious than the voodoo priest.

Now, an example --


It's a mystery that begs for a solution: Unemployment is the No. 1 issue in America -- yet virtually all business people I talk to complain that they can't find the workers they want.

The mystery begins to clear up after taking a close look at the state of U.S. workers, especially young workers, who have the highest unemployment rate of all; among those aged 16 to 19, it's 25%. The harsh reality is that even when jobs are available, many of these job applicants aren't ready for them. They aren't getting hired because they often aren't worth hiring.

Nobody wants to talk about this now because it sounds like blaming the victim. - Fortune


The proles want us to believe that Gen Y is a victim of the recession. The banksters did it! -- and other pithy slogans of the delusional -- ring through our streets.

In reality, Gen Y is a victim of its own inability to do much of anything correctly. They can tweet about it though.

The real culprit lags in the wings. The Baby Boomers very carefully liberalized our school system.

Now, everyone is taught the religious dogma that they are all equal. As a result, they avoid any activities that might show too much of a curve.

And now, the kids know nothing and their degrees -- bloated by equality programs like affirmative action, politically correct subsidies, and political education -- are worthless.

Who's to blame?
 

Poisoning the word "innocent"

19 09 11 - 16:35

More on this debacle, which has convinced "one million" useful idiots (read: 200,000 + many faked signatures) that Troy Davis is "innocent":


In a 2008 statement, then-Chatham County District Attorney Spencer Lawton described how Davis was at a pool party in Savannah when he shot another man, Michael Cooper, wounding him in the face. Davis was then driven to a nearby convenience store, where he pistol-whipped a homeless man, Larry Young, who'd just bought a beer.

Soon thereafter, prosecutors said, MacPhail -- who was working in uniform, off-duty, at a nearby bus station and restaurant -- arrived. It was then, the jury determined, that Davis shot the officer three times, including once in the face as he stood over him.

Davis' lawyers, in a federal court filing, insisted that there is "no physical evidence linking" Davis to MacPhail's murder. They point, too, to "the unremarkable conclusion" of a ballistics expert who testified that he could not find definitively that the bullets that wounded Cooper and killed MacPhail were the same.

Georgia's attorney general, in an online statement, claimed that the expert said the bullets came from the same gun type and noted that casings at the pool party shooting matched -- thus came from the same firearm as -- those found at MacPhail's murder scene.

Two decades ago, a jury convicted Davis on two counts of aggravated assault and one each of possessing a firearm during a crime, obstructing a law enforcement officer and murder. The latter charge led, soon thereafter, to his death sentence.

While reviewing Davis' claims of innocence last year, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia found that Davis "vastly overstates the value of his evidence of innocence."

"Some of the evidence is not credible and would be disregarded by a reasonable juror," Judge William T. Moore wrote in a 172-page opinion. "Other evidence that Mr. Davis brought forward is too general to provide anything more than smoke and mirrors." - CNN


This only comes after a lengthy ramble about how he might be innocent, if we cover both eyes and wish really hard.

We know he was a killer on a rampage.

That he shot a cop is not surprising.

Perhaps the evidence is mostly circumstantial -- so what? The guy is clearly guilty of being on a crime spree, and any one of those acts qualify him for removal.

Kill Troy Davis. Hang him, gas him, shoot him, guillotine him, gut him, rape him to death with wild boars -- I don't care.

This man is bad news, and the idiots who are defending him should be stripped of their privilege of voting.
 

How to make me distrust something

18 09 11 - 12:54

From the known-useful-idiots-oblivious-to-consequences dept:


The NAACP joins several groups advocating for Davis, who also counts former President Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Pope Benedict XVI and singer Harry Belafonte among his defenders. - CNN


I understand the NAACP, and generally support them, but they're barking up the wrong tree here (in fact, they've gone down a bad path by becoming advocates of special privilege, not justice, but that's another story).

President Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Pope Benedict XVI and singer Harry Belafonte

Non-experts, usually wrong in most of what they do, and often found meddling.

Kill Troy Davis. Kill him as soon as possible. If these people oppose his death, kill him however you can and as soon as possible, without mercy. These people are delusional.
 

Support the war against anything that can save us from ourselves

18 09 11 - 12:48

From the they-don't-get-it-department:


Members of a grassroots atheist group say they will tear out pages of the Bible at the Huntington Beach pier Saturday to point out what they say is immorality in the book many Christians base their faith on.

Backyard Skeptics members plan to rip out pages with specific passages of the Bible that they say portray immoral biblical law, organizers say.

Group members will rip out verses in the Bible such as Deuteronomy 22: 14-31, which says if a man finds his wife not to be a virgin, the community can stone her; or a later verse in the same chapter the Backyard Skeptics say can be interpreted to say that virgins who are raped will be forced to marry their rapist. - OG Register


You know what they say about fighting the heads of a hydra.

Christianity, as we know it, is odious because it emphasizes (a) rampant individualism and (b) pity.

But this is not unique to Christianity.

It arises in liberalism as well, and in fact, in any situation where groups of people are gathered, and a whole bunch of them decide life is unfair and they need to retaliate against those who are succeeding.

It happened in ancient Greece and ancient India long before Christianity existed. It even happened to the Jewish people several times before the age of Christ.

So what's the point -- since we, as nihilists, and those who might enjoy some Satan-worshipping Christ-sodomizing black metal periodically?

Answer: look toward reality.

The problem is the psychology of liberalism. Christianity is many things, and seems to have been twisted by the Crowd, as they twist everything else.

I support a two-fold attack:


  1. Attack Crowdism. Even liberalism is a head of the hydra. While liberalism needs be smote, the real question here is how to maintain constant vigilance against the formation of the lynch mob/pity party that is Crowdism.

  2. Reform Christianity. In its original form, Christianity was a transcendental religion for those who wanted to find greater bonding with their world. It was not liberal, or Crowd-friendly, at all. Let's restore and expand that.



Black metal died in part because "crush the lies of Christ" became an advertising jingle. It was all you had to say to be accepted, so in came those of a sheeplike mentality, and they turned it mediocre.

What we need instead are positive values, like "let's Paganize Christianity again" or "let's build a post-Crowdist world."

Because Crowdism is so elusive to define and spot, the crusade to reform it is hard to corrupt by turning it into a jingle and making it the cost of admission for blockheads.


No, when it comes to rabble-rousing, there's really no difference here at all. German leftists stir up fears about Catholicism in almost the exact same way that right-wing populists do against Islam. Whether it's Ulla Jelpke or René Stadtkewitz, The Left party's Andrej Hunko or Geert Wilders, on both sides you will find the same eagerness for insult, scorn and hate. If someone like Stadtkewitz is guilty of breaching public order and flouting religious freedom, his critics from The Left party might want to look in the mirror. Islamophobia and an equally irrational fear of Catholicism are two sides of the same coin.

Now it might be argued that Islamophobia in Germany is directed at a minority which needs special protection. But it's not as simple as that. In many parts of Germany, Christians are also in the minority. In Leipzig, they make up mere 12 percent of the population, in the Hamburg district of Veddel, 15 percent. In Berlin as well there are now neighbourhoods that have more Muslims than Christians. - The Local


As you can see, there's no end of this.

The left (who are Crowdists) attack elements of culture of their own society -- this includes attacking Christianity, attacking nationalism, and support of multiculturalism to destroy the indigenous population of Germans -- so that they can eliminate barriers to Crowdism.

Not all Crowdists are leftists, but all leftists/liberals are Crowdists.

The right is attacking this attack, but the left/liberals want to construe the right's defense as an attack on something logical and natural, when it is not.

When you join in the bashing of any part of your own culture, you join in this Crowdist crusade.

This is why it is essential to re-construct and re-design existing culture, instead of screaming against it like an angry child.

Positive values are hard to corrupt, but all negative values end up destroying barriers to Crowdism.
 

Words on race from George Santayana

18 09 11 - 12:22

You know, the "Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it" (paraphrase) fellow:


Some races are obviously superior to others. A more thorough adjustment to the conditions of existence has given their spirit victory, scope, and a relative stability. It is therefore of the greatest importance not to obscure this superiority by intermarriage with inferior stock, and thus nullify the progress made by a painful evolution and a prolonged sifting of souls. Reason protests as much as instinct against any fusion, for instance, of white and black peoples. Mixture is in itself no evil if the two nations, being approximately equal, but having complementary gifts, can modify them without ultimate loss, and possibly to advantage. Indeed the so-called pure races, since their purity has gone with isolation and inexperience, have borne comparatively little spiritual fruit. Large contact and concentrated living bring out native genius, but mixture with an inferior stock can only tend to obliterate it. The Jews, the Greeks, the Romans, the English were never so great as when they confronted other nations, reacting against them and at the same time, perhaps, adopting their culture; but this greatness fails inwardly whenever contact leads to amalgamation.

There is something unmistakably illiberal, almost superstitious, in standing on race for its own sake, as if origins and not results were of moral value. It matters nothing what blood a man has, if he has the right spirit; and if there is some ground for identifying the two (since monkeys, however educated, are monkeys still) it is only when blood means character and capacity, and is tested by them, that it becomes important. Nor is it unjust to level the individual, in his political and moral status, with the race to which he belongs, if this race holds an approved position. Individual gifts and good intentions have little efficacy in the body politic if they neither express a great tradition nor can avail to found one; and this tradition, as religion shows, will falsify individual insights so soon as they are launched into the public medium. The common soul will destroy a noble genius in absorbing it, and therefore, to maintain progress, a general genius has to be invoked; and a general genius means an exceptional and distinct race. - etext


I can agree with parts of this, but here's my postmodern take:

Each ethny/race is optimized for the conditions of its existence.

There is no inherent benefit to intelligence or empire-building.

Each group finds its own traits appealing and can develop them on a spectrum of competence localized to that ethny.

For this reason, you cannot rank ethnies linearly and you also cannot mix two 9s and come up with a 9. Much is lost.

However, the bolded sentence approximates my view of the importance of this issue.
 

Symbolic versus actual

18 09 11 - 11:39

From the slapped-in-the-face-with-a-trout-by-reality department:


Front Steps, the nonprofit group that is paid to run the facility, says the shelter is serving hundreds more people every day than the building was designed to handle. Thus, parts of it are wearing out faster than anticipated.

That story led several readers to contact me with this question: Why is the city paying $100,000 a year for maintenance when it has all the free labor it could want living under its roof? Why don't they make the homeless people clean and maintain the building? - AAS


On paper, that sounds good to the political moderate -- everyone must work! that's how we know (equal) people are good people! put these homeless people to work! -- but in reality, the situation is more complex:


Meanwhile, many of the shelter's clients have mental health, drug or medical problems that would prevent them from doing chores, Gibbs said.


I'd be willing to bet that all of them have either drug/alcohol problems or mental health problems. Generally, people don't end up homeless unless they have such a disconnect. Otherwise, they see problems coming down the line and do something to counteract them.

It's not popular to say this because everyone wants to be a victim and be pitied, but it's easy as hell to survive in this world. Every day thousands of menial jobs open up, and if you can hold down one of these without screwing up for a year or two, you will get promoted. Why? Because there is a perpetual competence and reliability shortage.

If you lose your regular job, it does suck -- no doubt about it. However, you can waltz on down to a Starbucks, McDonald's, Best Buy, Staples, Target, etc. and get a decent job so long as you show up, show up sober, and don't commit criminal or insane acts.

That leaves us with the homeless, who are broken. What should be done? Gentler, more compassionate societies would probably euthanize them to prevent them from leading miserable lives in addition to engaging in their usual routine of petty crime, public defecation and urination, child molestation and accumulation of filthy possessions in lumps near our roadways.

It seems discompassionate to say, yet what is the greater discompassion: sustaining the hopeless, or making more room for forests by removing the human life that is destructive and self-hating?
 

Happiness is a dead end

16 09 11 - 12:43

She gets it half right:


People in the western world uses 'retail therapy' as a way to make themselves feel happy. But the boost is only short-lived and in fact can cause environmental damage

HOW WOULD YOU feel about a 20 per cent pay rise? It would be great, wouldn't it? You could go shopping. Get ahead on the mortgage. Maybe buy a new car.

For all but a very few of us, the idea of more money equates to the idea of a better life. With more money, instead of looking at that thing in the shop window and sighing with longing, we could instead march in, slap down some cold hard, and walk away with the object of our desires.

Then, how happy we would be! Ownership! What bliss!

According to psychologist Dr Anna-Marie Taylor, ownership is appealing because it offers us the comforting promise of control. "We like to own because of predictability. What you own you have control over, potentially," she says. - ABC


It's not ownership; ownership is the means. Its' the goal: personal control, to serve the narcissistic individual.

Individualism does not make us "happy."

Instead, we should shoot for satisfaction, which comes from fitting into our world and improving it.

If you lived in a state of perpetual orgasm, it would soon become humdrum. The same is true of all pleasures.

Attack! Fight! Kill! Create!
 

Support Cherokee nationalism

16 09 11 - 12:42

Nationalism is good for all groups:


The nation's second-largest Indian tribe said on Tuesday that it would not be dictated to by the U.S. government over its move to banish 2,800 African Americans from its citizenship rolls.

"The Cherokee Nation will not be governed by the BIA," Joe Crittenden, the tribe's acting principal chief, said in a statement responding to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. - MSN


The plan for dominance is always to outbreed you. No heritage, no unity.

That's how they destroy you -- outbreeding and cultural conquest -- where military stuff can't even go.
 

More on Holocaustiness in the news

16 09 11 - 11:53

I don't think these Palestinian politicians and their liberal allies worldwide understand what is being called for. Time to go look through the pictures from Auschwitz and Treblinka again. Then remember: it didn't help the Germans win the war, or anyone else win anything else, for that matter. Tragedy + failure = ???

The fact is that even if you believe Jews are the demon incarnate, or just more moderately along the Hitler-Herzl axis that Jews belong in Israel and nowhere else, the problem is not solved by cruelty and genocide of Jews.

The problem is solved by getting your own people to get their shit together.

Additionally, we must consider this: even if we took the worst of the anti-Semites at their literal word, e.g. that something like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion was the goal of some organized world Jewish conspiracy, we have to ask whether these "solutions" would actually solve the problem. My guess is not. You'd murder millions of Jewish civilians and then find out that the real bastards in this world, the real rich bastards, are never so silly as to show their faces.

So enough!

The right wing has wasted its time on anti-Semitism, reporting African crime, and complaining about Muslims. With that wasted time, they should have been working to smash the liberal establishment and its stranglehold on youth, the working classes, and middle class women.

The problem and solution both exist within our own populations.
 

Hackers attack "Jew-controlled media"

16 09 11 - 09:51

From the wires:


“Attention Hollywood. We are Anonymous. We have been watching you. We have been listening to you. You have been allowed to run free too long. The time of Jew-controlled media is over." - Wired


How about just admitting that equality gave credence to the judgment of proles, who tend to prefer venal and stupefying media?
 

Out of Out of Africa

16 09 11 - 05:33

Another illusion falls?


Australian scientists said today they had analyzed the oldest DNA ever taken from human remains, and that the results challenge the theory that modern humans evolved from African ancestors alone.

Researchers at Australian National University said they had analyzed DNA taken from remains unearthed in 1974 at Lake Mungo in the state of New South Wales. Dating in May 1999 put the age of the skeletal remains at between 56,000 and 68,000 years old.

ANU anthropologist Alan Thorne said that neither “Mungo Man’s” completely modern skeleton nor its DNA had any links with human ancestors from Africa found in other parts of the world. - ABC


It's possible Australids are the original humans, and that modern Africans are an aggregate, which explains the vast genetic diversity, which otherwise is counterintuitive.
 

USA endorses racism

16 09 11 - 05:31

Totally appalling:


When police arrived, Buck was trying to leave the scene but he was arrested after the survivors identified him as the attacker. Authorities said that when he was being arrested he told the officer, "The bitch deserved what she got."

At sentencing, jurors heard testimony from the psychologist, Walter Quijano, who was called by the defense. He said under questioning by prosecutors that his research showed black men were more likely to offend again if they were let out of prison. - Reuters


So, which standard?


    on discussing a test in 10th grade
  1. Relativism. "He did well enough, for someone of his limited intelligence."

  2. Evolutionism. "The guy at the top was either the smartest, or most motivated, or both."



The question American society just can't seem to answer!
 

Save the blather

15 09 11 - 15:42

Cue the predictable, morally exhausted faux outrage:


The FBI is teaching its counterterrorism agents that “main stream” [sic] American Muslims are likely to be terrorist sympathizers; that the Prophet Mohammed was a “cult leader”; and that the Islamic practice of giving charity is no more than a “funding mechanism for combat.”

At the Bureau’s training ground in Quantico, Virginia, agents are shown a chart contending that the more “devout” a Muslim, the more likely he is to be “violent.” Those destructive tendencies cannot be reversed, an FBI instructional presentation adds: “Any war against non-believers is justified” under Muslim law; a “moderating process cannot happen if the Koran continues to be regarded as the unalterable word of Allah.”

These are excerpts from dozens of pages of recent FBI training material on Islam that Danger Room has acquired. In them, the Constitutionally protected religious faith of millions of Americans is portrayed as an indicator of terrorist activity. - Wired


First, it's unclear the framers intended any religion to be accepted; what they were referring to was fighting among Christian sects!

Next, let's get real here:

Every orthodoxy -- including the orthodoxy of not taking anything too seriously -- hopes to take over the world. It is the only way it can realize itself. It is incompatible with other orthodoxies, or it would be them.

Getting the picture yet?

Diversity is infinite future warfare.
 

Mexico declares war on bloggers

15 09 11 - 14:33

Mexico saves us again:


Social media users who denounce drug cartel activities along the Mexican border received a brutal warning this week: Two mangled bodies hanging like cuts of meat from a pedestrian bridge.

A woman was hogtied and disemboweled, her intestines protruding from three deep cuts on her abdomen. Attackers left her topless, dangling by her feet and hands from a bridge in the border city of Nuevo Laredo. A bloodied man next to her was hanging by his hands, his right shoulder severed so deeply the bone was visible.

Signs left near the bodies declared the pair, both apparently in their early 20s, were killed for posting denouncements of drug cartel activities on a social network.

"This is going to happen to all of those posting funny things on the Internet," one sign said. "You better (expletive) pay attention. I'm about to get you." - CNN


It is sad that it takes a drug cartel to tell us this.

Bloggers -- those who post their personal drama onto the internet or otherwise let their social lives dominate other aspects of human life -- are a scourge on the human species.

They must all be disemboweled, sodomized, crucified, incinerated, tortured, and hung from bridges.

This would bring about a less neurotic society.
 

More modern silliness

15 09 11 - 12:42

From the it's-ok-we're-all-defectives department:


Greek pederasty was first and foremost an "instructional" institution and one, moreover, that was confined to Athens and, even there, only existed for a limited time. It was in no sense "a Greek value". A closer reading of Vrissimtzis's 90-page study should make even the non-expert wary. Its author seems to belong, with Mr Cornwallis, to that class that doesn't approve of homosexuality. Pederasty, he says, should not be confused with homosexuality because it was "an institution of noble and high ideals". The Greeks as a whole showed a healthy "aversion towards abnormal relations".

Judging from the popularity of the book in Greece, this is a message modern Greeks want to hear. What a pity, then, that it is so much tosh: Mr Vrissimtzis's book rests on a lie that it is important to nail. If there is one book on the sexual lives of the Greeks that all classical scholars honour it is Kenneth Dover's 1978 work, Greek Homosexuality. Dover himself, a brilliant and distinguished classical scholar, is heterosexual but he came to the subject with a refreshingly unbiased mind. ("I am fortunate", he wrote in his preface, "in not experiencing moral shock or disgust at any genital act whatsoever, provided that it is welcome and agreeable to all the participants.") - The Guardian


The point of this post is to illustrate a logical fallacy, not to condemn homosexuality. No really strong opinions there.

However, the above cited passage shows broken logic. He who is most permissive is tolerant, therefore cannot be wrong.

What?

It's a one-way path of approval: if more permissive, it's OK.

They use this as a backdoor (snicker, snicker) into an argument for the supposed universality of this book. Guess what? -- history, like science, has few truly universal books.

Instead, all you've got is modern people pushing their political agenda on the past (unlimited sodomy = good).

And when someone pushes back? The hypocrites accuse the pusher-back of exactly what the hypocrites are doing.

Ah, modernity. A gilded turd, rotting in the sun -- but it can post to Twitter.
 

Your choice of Holocausts

14 09 11 - 18:41

Take your pick:


  1. Obvious. A bunch of Nazis and their inflammatory leader rail against you, blame problems on you, call for your extermination, and then begin a slow encroachment on you with laws that scream out YOU ARE NOT WANTED HERE. Eventually, they invade the rest of Europe and help local populations enslave you. The disadvantage of this is that it is brutal, but the advantage is that you can see it coming from miles away, which is why the net contribution of Hitler to Jewishness was (a) an increased awareness of the need for Jewish nationalism a.k.a. Zionism and (b) a giant IQ filter that slaughtered off the stupid, oblivious, insane and impoverished Jews while sending the wealthy and intelligent to America, the UK and Israel.

  2. Cryptic. Everyone talks about tolerance, peace, love and keeping you alive UNTIL it is discovered that you are (a) rich and (b) having a bad relationship with your neighbors, who happen to be brown, e.g. objects of pity and symbols of altruism for those in the West. Suddenly, you are the Nazis in their minds, and they will not stop at anything short of forcing Israel into compromising positions, while discriminating against Jews at home.



You think I'm full of it? It's what happened in the Soviet Union. Lenin and Trotsky were Jewish; 40% of the Soviet high command were Jewish. A few years later, they were all gone, many dead. The social fashion that is liberalism shifted against them once they were seen to be a privileged population, e.g. a successful one. The same thing has been noticed in the West.

Liberal resentment knows no bounds. It has one agenda: equality, by punishing the successful and giving to the unsuccessful. Reversal of evolution. Decay. That's all.


Republicans jumped on the Democrats’ Tuesday loss of the congressional seat given up by disgraced U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner as a sign of eroding Jewish support for President Barack Obama and his party.

New York’s heavily Democratic 9th Congressional District, centered on Brooklyn and Queens, is one of the most Jewish in the nation, and the Democratic candidate was an Orthodox Jew.

"This Republican win in an overwhelmingly Democrat district is a significant indicator of the problem that President Obama has in the Jewish community,” Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matt Brooks said after Republican Bob Turner won Tuesday’s special election, an outcome that few had predicted a couple of months ago. - CNN


Jewish voters have figured out the obvious:

THEY HATE US

They have realized that while Hitler was a hateful goon, he was at least an honest one.

Not so with liberals.

Smile, stab in back. Repeat.

And they do it all with a justification: "Well, if Jews are rich, and Palestinians are brown, then the Jews must have oppressed dem Palestinians!"

Liberals aren't very bright. They are the party of the prole. And the prole is good at nothing, except blaming other people for his problems.

All nationalists should stand with Israel and the Jewish people. Defend them against this slow but certain indirect genocide. Support them in their quest for a nationalist state. The rights we want are the rights they want and we can help each other. Maybe we can even mend the scars of WWII, and finally bury that fratricidal fucking war.
 

Intangibilism

14 09 11 - 04:21

Staring at the sky, wondering:



Eagleman defines a "possibilian" as someone who enjoys holding different possibilities in mind. This stance is opposed to an atheist or a believer, who commits to a particular story, like "There is no God," or, conversely, "There is a God, and let me tell you exactly what he thinks." A possibilian is also not, simply, an agnostic who considers some questions unanswerable. A possibilian believes in science and encourages people to think and explore realms even beyond science's current boundaries to actively seek out new possibilities to consider.

...

In perhaps his most disarmingly simple study, in fact, Newberg asked people to draw an image of God. The result could have been embarrassing for believers: If the cartoonish version of the religious advanced by new atheists were true, Newberg would have been left with numerous images of an old man with a beard. But it turned out the most likely test subjects to draw such a God were first, children, and second, atheists. Believers in fact most often drew the sun, light, mirrors and even nothing -- abstract images that reflected a conception of God as vast and unknowable.

In short, the God the new atheists so vehemently reject is perhaps not the one held closest to believers' hearts. The God Newberg found in his test subjects is instead an array of possibilities in a wider field of possibilities. - HuffPo


Kind of ironic, but by trying to make spirituality binary, we've made a hash of it.

There are reasons to seek clarity on this issue. As one former skeptic recently noted, the more experience one has in life, the more one looks for patterns that explain life as a whole -- and linear thinking does not help.

This doesn't mean an acceptance of religion as socially defined. For example, most people (being idiots) want to believe that God accepts everyone equally; that way, there's no barrier to entry into heaven. Thus they invent versions of the modern morality, in which equality is more important than reality, and talk fondly about a dualistic world where paupers hang out with kings and other socially-flattering stuff that's really nonsense.

People like me will always be extremely skeptical of Christianity for this reason. While it is like all other religions a vocabulary and description of a spirituality that exists outside Christianity, in the universe itself, it has contorted itself with some rules of prole-derivation, and as such, become a destructive social force as well as a chance for focusing people on something other than themselves. That's the big problem with atheism -- it leads directly to individualism, and from that the socialism/consumerism hybrid that the modern society adores.

On the other hand, we like the idea of religion. We're just not big fans of egalitarian religion.
 

Bitterness

14 09 11 - 03:56

From the I-just-live-for-myself dept:


Many boomers, who range in age from roughly 47 to 65, simply believe that after years of hard work they can spend their money as they choose, experts say.

They spent their lives building businesses and careers, often at the expense of their health or personal relationships. And after years of footing the bill for their kids' pricey educations, they see no reason to curb their spending impulses in their later years. - LAT


The usual media tip-toeing around paying customers who might be offended; say it straight: Baby Boomers are the most selfish generation ever produced.

They think of their own needs first, always. They only had kids to brag about, like getting a new car. Their focus is entirely on the fascinating world of themselves.

Of course, millennials may have one-upped them there, but from a different idea. They're so alienated and ineffectual they are unaware of anything but themselves and their immediate social drama.

But Baby Boomers don't seem happy. In fact, they're still grindingly agitating, after all these years.
 

Jessica Valenti

10 09 11 - 12:43

Insane feminist wants to force men accused of rape to prove they are not rapists, an impossible burden and a reversal of all sanity in justice:

 

No centralization

10 09 11 - 08:45

Centralization is what makes planners happy because it makes things uniform, and thus good interchangeable parts whose function is limited and thus can be predicted.

Sound like anything out of France in 1789?

Equality, not quality:


In the weeks after the 9/11 attacks, Americans were mostly stunned. Up until that moment they were certain that every person in the world understands that they’re right, that their economy is better, that their constitution is fairer, and that their democracy is the only way to bring freedom to human beings. “Freedom itself was attacked,” their inarticulate president said.

They failed to grasp that not all people want freedom, that not all people want democracy, that not all people just want a nice car and a house to live in, and that not all people think that God is someone who invites you to a friendly meeting every Sunday before the barbeque. - YNET


Quality is a hierarchy. In it, there are different rules for every level.

If your country is a disorganized third world kleptocracy, you need a Gaddaffi.

Yes, we might not want him running Little Five Points or Austin, but for Libya...?

Our quest to find one-size-fits-all has made us a horror.
 

All rebellion is fake

09 09 11 - 20:53

You don't get it: you can't rebel against the rebellion, which is why it is designed as it is.

Starting in 1789 with the French Revolution, liberalism has sided with permissiveness/narcissism/anarchy over any kind of shared rules or values.

It does this because when you accept everything, you can never be a target... you are the invisible government.

Protesting against it does its dirty work -- increasing the instability and distrust, while strengthening the government that's supposed to (???) apply justice.


When [script kiddie group "Anonymous"] members appear in public to protest censorship and what they view as corruption, they don a plastic mask of Guy Fawkes, the 17th-century Englishman who tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

Stark white, with blushed pink cheeks, a wide grin and a thin black mustache and goatee, the mask resonates with the hackers because it was worn by a rogue anarchist challenging an authoritarian government in “V for Vendetta,” the movie produced in 2006 by Warner Brothers.

What few people seem to know, though, is that Time Warner, one of the largest media companies in the world and parent of Warner Brothers, owns the rights to the image and is paid a licensing fee with the sale of each mask. - NYT


Bought and sold, my little rebels. Bought and sold.

The correct way to rebel against this system is simple:

Insist on functionality according to (a) shared reality, "objectivity" and (b) shared values/standards/beliefs, "subjective"/culture/a preference (as Nietzsche noted).
 

Backlash gains momentum

07 09 11 - 20:18

People are getting tired of liberalism: in the name of equality, subsidize the incompetent.


Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law a stricter, four-year lifetime limit on cash welfare benefits, prompting advocates for the poor to warn that tens of thousands of residents will find themselves without cash assistance on Oct. 1.

Michigan's first-year Republican chief executive said the state will offer exemptions to the limit for those with a disability who can't work, those who care for a disabled spouse or child and those who are 65 or older and don't qualify for Social Security benefits or receive very low benefits.

"We are returning cash assistance to its original intent as a transitional program to help families while they work toward self-sufficiency," Snyder said in a statement. He noted that the state still will help the poor by offering food stamps, health care coverage through Medicaid, child care and emergency services. - MSN


(While much of the focus of this bill is on Detroit, there is no shortage of Caucasians on welfare in Michigan. Or Hispanics, as of the last 15 years.)

The point isn't that jobs are great.

In fact, the point is that jobs are ass, so let's not take on additional load.

If you could work four hours a day because:


  1. You didn't have to support idiots through welfare and free gifts of government money;

  2. You didn't have to support idiots by dumbing down all jobs so turnip-pickers can have desk positions;

  3. You didn't have to support idiots to keep a positive face on failed programs like egalitarianism;

  4. You didn't have to support idiots by dealing with customers who are too stupid to sell anything to, but because we subsidize them, still have money;



Would you take it?

You'd have to give up being "nice."

But then again, you'd get your life back.
 

What causes society to fall apart?

07 09 11 - 16:34

We're supposed to treat "gridlock" like other modern conditions such as alienation, high crime, dumbing down, isolation, selfishness, narcissism and dysfunction -- as if it were a cold we caught, or a solar ray, or something else beyond our control.

It just happens!!! shrug

But the truth is that every single one of our problems can be traced to the incompetence of individuals. Not all are equally competent, which is why they bleat loudest about how we're all equal:


Boris Kerner of the Daimler Automotive Group in Germany has developed an explanation for how gridlock occurs. A preprint of his new model can be viewed in a preprint at the website arXiv. Surprisingly, his new model suggests gridlock can occur even when traffic flow is relatively light. The culprit? Someone in the line of traffic near a light signal slows down, triggering a chain of events that can reduce the speed of all traffic behind it, build up successively longer lines of vehicles with every green-yellow-red cycle, and eventually lead to gridlock. - PhysOrg


One person spaces out, and we all pay. Again and again and again.
 

Films that influenced the world

05 09 11 - 10:02

Did they parrot what was popular at the time, or create the popularity, or just egg it on?


MALE AND FEMALE, 1919

But then came movie stars and, in particular, Gloria Swanson. Half forgotten now, she was a Hollywood star in Capital Letters. It wasn’t Swanson on her own who changed the world, but Swanson reflected in the mirror of her times. As Cari Beauchamp tells me in my film, in the 1910s and 1920s, people lived in bell jars. Most didn’t travel more than 100 miles from their homes. But at night they went to see a film like Male and Female, in which Cecil b Demille directed Swanson. She plays Lady Mary Lasenby, dressed in feathers and furs, a creature unlike any that most women had ever met. She travelled and sinned, and women projected their wanderlust, their explorer instincts, on to her. In one scene in this movie, Swanson lies down as a lion paws her. Freud would have had a field day. Films like Male and Female gave to the 20th century, images of decadent, adventurous women that changed women’s inner lives. - The Telegraph


Having been given the vote, and immediately wreaked havoc on politics with Prohibition, the women of America and Europe decided they wanted to assert themselves more. After all, it seemed like the traditional order was falling apart, thanks mostly to WWI and other fallout of the French Revolution.

So we have a surge in drama.

It will end up taking a century, but women are starting to see that this was a bad path. "Freedom" led them away from everything that made life fulfilling. And what does it end up looking like?

An empty apartment, too many empty bottles of wine, a "Cougar" designation, an empty womb and a life devoid of meaning.
 

How white people destroy themselves

04 09 11 - 08:28

From a more extreme example, but this is the interesting part:


Along with the physical abuse, according to his children, Dr. Shorter also practiced a form of psychological cruelty. "He was a master at singling out each kid's insecurity or flaw and probing them to the point where you lost all feelings of confidence or self-worth," says duPlessis. "I was slightly cross-eyed as a kid, and he'd ridicule me for that without mercy. He took huge chunks out of my life that I'll never get back."

Frank agrees that the deepest cuts may have been emotional. "We could never relax in his presence. The only attention he ever gave me was when 'disciplining' me. During my career, he only saw two of my races." But then there were times when the father's rage and cruelty escalated to a level unconscionably beyond the belt-whippings and mind games. According to two of the Shorter sisters, their father raped them. - Runner's World


Even a turnip-picking prole (TPP) can figure out that child abuse is bad, mmkay.

But few notice that psychological abuse is how white people destroy themselves.

They torment their children -- especially Baby Boomers; death to all boomers; kill a hippie for great justice -- with psychological games, by convincing them they're worthless, by cutting them down and insisting on dominating them much like they try to dominate their friends and coworkers. They run their kids down in order to manipulate, and to force them to do what their manic egos want, which is little clones.

In fact, this is standard Baby Boomer behavior: use social pressure to force your kids to do what YOU want them to do. It's worse than the sheer disciplinarianism of turn of the century parents. This is creepy, invasive, psychological manipulation.

White people also manipulate each other with altruism, and holier-than-thou moral posturing:


Ten years ago, Winn cofounded CARW (you say "Car W"), or the Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites. For him, getting involved in antiracism "ultimately was not a moral shift but a strategic one." He already knew the world was racially fucked. He just had to figure out what to do next, and he began by examining whiteness as the invisible structure that defines everything—that needs to be explored and then exploded.

"Whiteness is the center that goes unnamed and unstudied, which is one way that keeps us as white folks centered, normal, that which everything else is compared to—like the way we name race only when we're talking about a person of color," Winn says. "We can name how some acts hurt people of color, but it's harder to talk about how they privilege white folks."

The radical thing about CARW is that its purpose is to force awkwardness into the open. It could just as well be called Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk Awkwardly About Privilege. The first half of every meeting is devoted to group discussion of a theme. The second half is spent in committees, each attached to a separate racial-justice organization run by people of color. CARW is fueled by the philosophy that white people need to follow the lead of people of color on matters of race. - The Stranger


We're in the midst of the final stages of class war, where the unstable destroy the stable to make the world safe for instability:


Likewise, people who have been prudent with their savings and mortgages often find themselves ineligible for financial aid for the education of their children. Meanwhile, those irresponsible enough to have more children than they can support or have them out of wedlock are eligible for plenty of free goodies. At a time of ever-worsening unemployment, not a soul on the national stage (that I've seen) will so much as mention mass immigration, which undercuts the ability of people to get employment and make a living. Diversity must not be questioned.

None of this is entirely new, but the government has now taken it to the next level. There's a war against responsibility. It isn't too hard to figure out why: responsibility makes for fewer government clients. - Mangan's


If you think about it, all white behavior fits this pattern: the masses of unstable are afraid of those who actually enjoy life.

Your standard pick up artist/men's right activist likes to fuck lots of sluts -- women he wouldn't give the time of day to if they were men -- because it makes him feel superior to you.

Why does he need to feel superior to you? Because he's fucked up inside, or perhaps just a turnip picking prole who resents the fact that the gods gave him no discernment, and they gave a lot to someone else...

His cognitive dissonance compensation: "But I'm getting laid more than you!"

From the far reaches of eternity comes a man with a sword. This man is inexorable; nothing can stop him. He dismounts his horse named Time. He says:

And that is important, how?

The sword makes no sound as it passes through air or flesh, only a brief nip of shudder against bone. And then it is over.

And that is important, how?

White people wage war against themselves with the trivial, because only some can accomplish the non-trivial.

When white people were healthy, there was an agreed-upon goal and we all cooperated toward reaching it. That way, even the stupidest turnip-picker (and they're all stupid) could say he participated in something generally agreed as important.

Now, we are all about ourselves, and each of us is against all the others, so we're competing with these trivial, manipulative, psychologically abusive ways of living.
 

Death to Democracy

04 09 11 - 07:27

From the finally-grasping-the-obvious dept:


On both sides of the Atlantic -- from the fires that raged in large stretches of London, to the political chicanery that brought the U.S. economy to its knees in early August -- the institutional framework that came to define modern democracy in the 19th century is in deep trouble. 



The principal organs of financial oversight and management are in tatters. Ferociously xenophobic political movements, an entire constellation of Tea Parties, now play important roles in nearly every European nation, as well as the United States. 



Faith in elected leaders and legislatures, the central and defining institutions of democracy, has never been lower.



According to the Pew Research Center, the proportion of the U.S. public expressing trust in the federal government has fallen from just under 80 per cent in the late 1960s to barely 20 per cent today. 

- Alternet


Democracy is the field of image, not reality.

In democracy, what matters is convincing other people of something -- something that (per Dunning-Kruger) most of them are biologically unable to comprehend.

Remember the equation: 90% of any human population are turnip-pickers, 9% are warriors/artisans, and 1% are leaders/thinkers/spiritualists. In democracy, 99% pretend they are that 1%, and that 1% runs like hell to deserted country towns to hide itself away from the insanity, which to a sensitive/perceptive person is probably like standing in the path of a loudspeaker machine airplane noises.

It is no surprise democracy failed; you succeed at democracy by distorting the truth. But we have the concept of truth for a reason: if we act on illusions, bad things happen.

It took a long time, but they're finally here. Yay! Toot! Wahoo! -- we can celebrate the end of the most tedious of illusions.
 

CIA plays both sides in Libya

03 09 11 - 11:37

From Troy Southgate:


The BBC claims there was collusion between Qathafi, MI5 and the CIA with a view to exposing the whereabouts of Libyan dissidents living abroad. However, whilst on the one hand this should come as no surprise, especially given that Qathafi and mass-murderer Tony Blair were filmed embracing one another, this exercise is obviously designed to infer that the Libyan 'rebels' are not under the control of those very same intelligence agencies.


Good point.
 

Basic principles first

03 09 11 - 11:28

Recent newsbag:


There is growing interest surrounding the Raspberry Pi Foundation and their promise of a PC that will cost just $25.

During the talk Eben explains that the $25 price point was decided upon because it is the cost of a textbook so it made sense. Students buy textbooks, so a PC priced the same is a natural fit and hopefully an easy purchase for them, their parents, or their school.

As to why a $25 PC is needed, it simply comes down to the need to develop programming skills while still young, a skill that seems to have disappeared in recent years. Eben explains this as due to the typical hacking and experiment platforms such as the Commodore 64 and Sinclair ZX81 all disappearing and being replaced with the closed game consoles. Even the PC has become closed as families typically share it and kids aren’t encouraged to experiment for fear of breaking it. - Geek


Learning programming on a giant fast machine is like learning without any connection to the circuits below.


"The computing A-level is about how computers work and if you ask anyone how it works they will not be able to tell you," said Doug Abrams, an ICT teacher from Ousedale School in Newport Pagnell, who was one of the first to use the machines in lessons.

For Mr Abrams the old machines have two cardinal virtues; their sluggishness and the direct connection they have with the user.

In one of the first lessons held at TNMOC the lucky Ousedale students programmed a venerable PDP-8 machine by flicking the switches set on its front panel to set the binary values in its memory. And an interface does not get more direct than that. - BBC


So dust off those Apple ][s.
 

How to reduce browser crashes by 300%

03 09 11 - 10:19



No matter how good the operating system, bad software can crash -- and in doing so, take down the OS or create gaping security holes.

Flash is a case in point.

It was an unlikely hit; it started out as a language for designing CD-ROM menus, then became a tool for animators, but when enough people downloaded it to watch the pretty cartoons, web site owners began using it to make interfaces.

During this time, Adobe has never done the one vital thing it needs to do: sit down, hit the drawing board, and reconstruct this buggy bloated software from scratch.

Instead, they keep sticking Post-It notes and duct tape on the thing, then shipping it off to us. Why? We allow it. Without Flash, will we be able to watch the fascinating video on YouTube where a goat sodomizes a riding mower? No, no, I don't think so.

But if you want to use less memory, have fewer crashes, and avoid over half of the true internet stupidity, just disable it.
 

Globalism: also bad for minorities

03 09 11 - 08:41

They'll endorse you, embrace you, champion you, talk about how you're our future presidents, and then, if you're not providing competitive cheap labor, they'll just replace you:


Ruiz is part of a recent increase in the number of Hispanics attending college in the United States -- a figure that spiked last year and even surpassed that of young blacks, according to a study released last week by the Pew Hispanic Center, part of the Pew Research Center.

In 2010, approximately 1.8 million Hispanic students aged 18 to 24 were enrolled in college, the study showed. In the same age group, there were 1.7 million African-American students enrolled, although when students of all ages were counted, blacks outnumbered Hispanics.

Analyzing U.S. Census Bureau data, the researchers found that in 2010, Hispanic enrollment surged by 24% over the previous year. For that same time period, college enrollment for blacks and Asians also increased, but not as dramatically as that of Hispanics. - CNN


The talking heads want you to think this is about diversity as truth, justice, fraternity, peace, jesus, kumbaya, etc.

It's not. It's business. Where do we find a horde of (a) useful semi-literate slave labor and (b) future consumers for crap entertainment, cheap electronics, cheesy porn and bathtub drugs?

Watch, Hispanics. They're going to replace you Vietnamese and Thai next.
 

Texas secessionists hold elections

02 09 11 - 23:34

From the mailbag:


GENERAL ELECTIONS
for the Texian peoples' republic of Texas

Elections will be held on Monday, the 5 th day of September in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven for offices in all of the republic of Texas districts and counties.

Elections will be for electing and/or re-electing all candidates for elected offices that are up for election in the Districts and Counties of the republic of Texas, including congressional officers as representatives and senators for the sixteenth Congress of the Texas republic and in the county elected offices.

To learn how you can qualify to vote as a Texian Citizen and determine how and when to cast your ballot please visit our website at www.texasrepublic.info and click onto the Elections tab for further detailed information.

This election is open to all Texians who have declared domicile on the lands of Texas according to Article 1 of the 1836 Constitution for the republic of Texas as amended in 2007.

Posted by the Secretary of State of the republic of Texas
in accordance with the 1836 Constitution
and the Laws of the republic of Texas
Billy D. Ford, Secretary of State


Help the Republic of Texas in its quest to be free.
 

Yes, the modern world fails it

02 09 11 - 23:26


Writers like Paul Berman have already shown a connection between Islamist ideas and 20th-century Western Fascism, with its own atavistic hatreds of modernity. Some of these ideas have emerged on the political left, as well, appearing in Marxist thought and inspiring the anti-globalization movement. Their impact on the political and religious landscape has been profound.

But how did such ideas develop? One surprising source turns out to be a little-known group of 20th-century European intellectuals. They passed these ideas on to small groups of ardent followers, but their books and pamphlets gradually shaped a worldwide subculture of belief and devotion. Their loose-limbed movement, which began in the 1920's, has been called traditionalism.

One of the central documents of traditionalism is a relatively brief book, first published in 1927, ''The Crisis of the Modern World.'' Its author, René Guénon (1886-1951), born in Blois, France, to Catholic parents, had been a student of mathematics but soon turned to theosophy, Masonry, medieval Christianity, Hinduism and, finally, Islam. Guénon moved to Cairo and later seemed to retreat into solitude, fearing evil sorcery. - NYT


The central idea of traditionalism is that reality is a coherent whole in which patterns matter more than media. As a result, when we learn a pattern we should apply it to achieve the best results.

This is the direct opposite of modern post-totalitarianism, which is based on not consequences but feelings, appearances and other social and subjective factors. Post-totalitarianism works by neutralizing the individual by feeding it a stream of "freedoms" that lead nowhere.

The best voices for Traditionalism are Plato, Huxley and Nietzsche. Without a familiarity in those, no one has a chance in hell of getting what Guenon, Evola and Woodruff are on about.

But yes, the modern world fails it and we hate the modern world. The technology is great; the humanity expanding like a cancer, all-powerful lowest common denominator, political correctness and denial of reality that puts idiots ahead of the intelligent? Not so much -- it's ecocidal soul poison.
 

Papermate Silhouette Elite pens

02 09 11 - 21:52

This is random, but I got to try one of these today -- probably the best writing instrument I've picked up in a while:



PaperMate Silhouette Elite pens, $21/12

These pens literally glide across the page. The ink is thick and not smeary like the goofy gel pens everyone is selling. Even better, the barrel is hard plastic except for a comfort grip. Good clicking action too. For the price difference, you'd be crazed to buy the usual modern "athletic shoe" style pen which will blurt smears across the page, when you can have the writing experience of what apparently is a well-engineered pen from PaperMate.
 

The poor: enemy of long-term thinking

02 09 11 - 20:28

Someone finally said it:


Why are left-wing activist groups so keen on registering the poor to vote?

Because they know the poor can be counted on to vote themselves more benefits by electing redistributionist politicians. Welfare recipients are particularly open to demagoguery and bribery.

Registering them to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals. It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country -- which is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare recipients to vote. - American Thinker


If I'm born in brutal poverty, what can I do?

I can not get pregnant, finish high school, keep myself out of job and go register to work at any of a dozen retailers.

By applying myself moderately -- not "working hard," which is a misnomer; you either work effectively or you work long hours, but almost no one outside of steelworkers "works hard" -- I can hand myself a salary of $28,000 a year.

That's enough for food, a car, and an apartment. In fact, there's some leftover.

If I keep working at that retailer, and being effective, I'll be earning much more within the decade. This is true of most industries in America.

I'm very far from poor at that point.

So who stays poor?


  • People who cannot control their appetites: food, drugs, sex, etc.

  • Idiots

  • Criminals

  • People cannot hold down a job of any kind



These people, if allowed to vote, will vote for free stuff. They don't care if it screws up the country. They have no idea how the economy works and secretly, they want the rest of you dead because you're not miserable like they are.

Now, the Democrats... a party of liars for embracing this strategy?
 

Even African-Americans lose race card protection

02 09 11 - 15:16

Multiculturalism has gone so far down the spiral of down that now, even formerly untouchably politically correct minority groups can be The Oppressor too:


"What he said was borderline hate speech and racially offensive," said Rev. Jarrett Maupin, who is organizing a boycott of Williams' stand-up act. His words could also create "violence and tension" in the community, he said.

Video of the rant, delivered during a performance at the Celebrity Theater Saturday night, was posted online. Williams singled out a man seated near the stage and asked him if he was Mexican.

"It appears to me y'all like it over here a lot," Williams then said.

He then launched into his tirade.

"Do you remember when white people used to say 'Go back to Africa,' and we'd have to tell them we don't want to? So if you love Mexico, (expletive), get the (expletive) over there!" Williams said to the man.

As the rant turned into a back-and-forth profanity-laced argument with the man, Williams exclaimed, "We were slaves, (expletive). You just work like that as landscapers."

Several times during the outburst, Williams sang parts of the U.S. national anthem and chanted "USA, USA, USA." - CNN


It's too bad they've revoked the race card for African-Americans; many of them were the best truth advocates out there, white people either busily avoiding any mention of race except vigorous exclamations of equality (if they had jobs) or screaming racist epithets at confused black Alzheimer's patients (if they did not have jobs).