The Stark Truth: Notes from Brett Stevens, Part 2

30 11 11 - 08:45

Robert Stark discusses part two of a written interview (part 1, part 2) with Brett Stevens. Topics include:


  • Futurist traditionalism—how conservatism is about learning from the past and nature and why modern conservatives fail to do so;

  • How America is a type of civilization rather than a place

  • How immigration is class warfare that causes racism;

  • US foreign policy;

  • The sociosexual marketplace.



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Pentti Linkola "Can Life Prevail?" for $7

30 11 11 - 05:14

"By decimating its woodlands, Finland has created the grounds for prosperity. We can now thank prosperity for bringing us – among other things – two million cars, millions of glaring, grey-black electronic entertainment boxes, and many unnecessary buildings to cover the green earth. Wealth and surplus money have led to financial gambling and rampant social injustice, whereby ‘the common people’ end up contributing to the construction of golf courses, classy hotels, and holiday resorts, while fattening Swiss bank accounts. Besides, the people of wealthy countries are the most frustrated, unemployed, unhappy, suicidal, sedentary, worthless and aimless people in history. What a miserable exchange." - Pentti Linkola

 

Weev warns AT&T; AT&T ignores and gets hacked

29 11 11 - 20:55

From an informed source:


Hackers of the old-school type used to claim that they hacked to learn, and when they did break into computers owned by others, they left behind no traces. Rather, they said, the hack was a warning, like a canary in a coal mine, that the system was insecure.

Corporate America has rarely liked this approach. For one thing, it endangers jobs. If the head assistant manager for security finds out his system got hacked by a bunch of 16-year-olds, he looks kind of incompetent. For this reason, individuals at corporations tend to hide rather than publicize hacks. - "AT&T hackers warned of vulnerability, now proven right"


Which would you prefer:

(a) A harmless hack that shows you that indeed, your security sucks

-or-

(b) A malicious hack which steals information after you ignore that warning?
 

Notorious dissident Brett Stevens on VRR

29 11 11 - 20:52

Robert Stark of Voice of Reason Radio has posted part 2 of the interview with Brett Stevens. Topics covered include the commercial motives behind immigration, how liberalism destroys civilization, and the sociosexual politics of modern dating.
 

Is Christianity anti-man?

28 11 11 - 20:53

From an MRA:


So what’s the deal here? Why have Christians failed so miserably across the board in their sacred duty to uphold the sanctity of matrimony and prevent dissolution?

What’s happening is that Christianity has become an industry of sorts, and it caters to its consumers, who are overwhelmingly female. As wealth has transferred to women, who are the biggest discretionary spenders in the US by a wide margin, churches and preachers have turned to supplication to earn their daily bread. Supplication for women is probably the defining service performed by Evangelicals, who make a tidy profit from the practice - The Spearhead


My advice: stop fighting your enemies.

Instead, take them over from within.

Any religion is a language which can describe the divine.

You will have to slowly modify it by using its own terms toward your ends.

This is how we were subverted; now, unleash it here.

Traditional Christianity is closer to Paganism than Christians want to admit. In fact, it's polytheistic, given the prominence given to Lord Satan.

The fact is that all religions are human creations trying to describe the infinite.

Approach them as you would any task: fix it up slowly and someday you'll have a great result.
 

An honest cultural critic

28 11 11 - 20:44

Shades of what happened to those of us who tried to explore masskultur:


Despite his sharp eye for targets, Macdonald often drew a bazooka when a pistol would do. In part, his overblown rhetoric reflects the exigencies of another time, when the world was divisible into axes and alliances, a Manichaean system set on purging itself of the enemies within. “The enemy outside the gates is easy enough to repel,” he would say in an interview. “But when you have fifth columnists inside culture, inside high culture, then it becomes more difficult tactically.” Another of Macdonald’s metaphors has all the charm of a eugenicist’s manifesto: “The danger to High Culture is not so much from Masscult as from a peculiar hybrid bred from the latter’s unnatural intercourse with the former.” By the end of “Masscult and Midcult,” Macdonald’s warnings about “the danger to High Culture” are so noisy and distraught that they bring to mind Dr. Strangelove’s General Ripper, bug-eyed and beaded in a cold-war sweat, squawking about foreign substances poisoning our precious bodily fluids.

Macdonald envisioned two possible solutions to the impasse: conquest or détente. Either the masses would be folded into High Culture (an impossibility, according to everything else he wrote) or High and Low would find a way to live and let live (even in this latter scenario, the “fifth column” of Midcult was still a problem). What he didn’t foresee was how quickly such distinctions would cease to matter. The postmodern blob was coming; artists like Andy Warhol were about to explode the walls Macdonald had been so jealously guarding. Citing the profusion in the ’60s of such unclassifiable works as Sgt. Pepper’s and Portnoy’s Complaint, Menand writes:


The old hierarchical schemes didn’t work on this stuff, and there emerged a fresh critical mode, articulated by critics like Susan Sontag and Pauline Kael, that was specifically designed to engage with it, to evaluate it, and to make it interesting to educated people. A great river of pop, camp, playful, performative, outrageous, over-the-top cultural products flooded the scene, and Macdonald’s system of cultural judgment was left stranded on the far shore.


Even before the pop-cultural upheaval of the ’60s, Macdonald clung to art created before 1930, unable to appreciate the strains of Modernism that developed in the decades that followed, scoffing at everything from Abstract Expressionism (“globs and gloobs”) to the lean prose of Samuel Beckett (“minutia”). He also had a predilection, perhaps not surprising for a man of his time, for a certain type of virile authorial presence, which a “lady novelist” like Virginia Woolf failed to satisfy. (He said he preferred George Eliot, “whom I really don’t consider a woman writer at all.”) In interviews and essays, Macdonald used words like “impatient” and “bored” to convey his reaction to any work that didn’t suit his self-described “classical” tastes. - The Nation


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band isn't one dimensional sugar pop, but it's two dimensional pop. It has both simplicity and irony. It thinks it is unique and an outsider voice. Instead, it is like every other voice, calling out "pity me, it's not my fault, it's the fault of... the Others... and don't judge me, I'm equal."
 

Never thought of this

26 11 11 - 21:15

I've always been hostile to external viewing of self, but sometimes there is self-induced external viewing of self:


According to the CDC, those who choose to maintain their virginity past age 18 (while 80 percent of men and 75 percent of women shed their “v-card” by then) do so because of “religious or moral qualms, fear of pregnancy, and simply because they “just haven’t found the right person.”

For Carletha, the choice to maintain her virginity after all these years has played a part in not only how she sees herself, but as a leader on campus, how others view her.

“If I was promiscuous, getting drunk every night, disrespecting myself and not handling my business then I wouldn't be looked at as a role model.” - Unigo


Applies equally to cigarettes, booze, violence, bovine rape, cheating on tests, laziness, groin fungus, etc.
 

Pat Buchanan: our only honest candidate

26 11 11 - 15:53

The American presidential contest -- a bunch of bureaucrats, and then a few real ones, including the idealistic Dr. Ron Paul and the steady Pat Buchanan. Here the latter is interviewed, summarized and otherwise explicated.


The basic gist:


  1. Our society is crumbling, due to insane ideas like multiculturalism and moral relativism.

  2. The Left won decades ago, and we have been suffering the consequences ever since.

  3. The only thing that can save us from the trash-heap of history is a return to the sanity of tradition, culture, and morality.



From Youth for Western Civilization.


Includes two videos of a Pat Buchanan interview by some guy who's famous on TV but I've never heard or read him.
 

Weev radio

26 11 11 - 06:33

Hacker Weev, mentioned here, is creating a radio show:

 

Feed your paranoia

26 11 11 - 06:11

Ever since Neuromancer, people have wanted real cyberspace -- a visual display that correlates all the information out there and shows you the underlying patterns, no longer hidden by visual appearance of disunity. Here's one stab at it:


The day Fikri drives to Orlando, he gets a speeding ticket, which triggers an alert in the CIA’s Palantir system. An analyst types Fikri’s name into a search box and up pops a wealth of information pulled from every database at the government’s disposal. There’s fingerprint and DNA evidence for Fikri gathered by a CIA operative in Cairo; video of him going to an ATM in Miami; shots of his rental truck’s license plate at a tollbooth; phone records; and a map pinpointing his movements across the globe. All this information is then displayed on a clearly designed graphical interface that looks like something Tom Cruise would use in a Mission: Impossible movie.

As the CIA analyst starts poking around on Fikri’s file inside of Palantir, a story emerges. A mouse click shows that Fikri has wired money to the people he had been calling in Syria. Another click brings up CIA field reports on the Syrians and reveals they have been under investigation for suspicious behavior and meeting together every day over the past two weeks. Click: The Syrians bought plane tickets to Miami one day after receiving the money from Fikri. To aid even the dullest analyst, the software brings up a map that has a pulsing red light tracing the flow of money from Cairo and Syria to Fikri’s Miami condo. That provides local cops with the last piece of information they need to move in on their prey before he strikes.

Fikri isn’t real—he’s the John Doe example Palantir uses in product demonstrations that lay out such hypothetical examples. The demos let the company show off its technology without revealing the sensitive work of its clients. Since its founding in 2004, the company has quietly developed an indispensable tool employed by the U.S. intelligence community in the war on terrorism. Palantir technology essentially solves the Sept. 11 intelligence problem. The Digital Revolution dumped oceans of data on the law enforcement establishment but provided feeble ways to make sense of it. - Business Week


While all the chattering bloviators are wailing about SOPA being the end of the world, there's more of a real story in the increasing inability to hide from the databases.
 

The problem with gifted children

25 11 11 - 12:21

Familiar refrain:


People with above-average aptitudes — the ones we recognize as being especially clever, creative, insightful, or otherwise accomplished — often judge their abilities not only more harshly, but fundamentally differently, than others do (particularly in Western cultures). Gifted children grow up to be more vulnerable, and less confident, even when they should be the most confident people in the room. Understanding why this happens is the first step to righting a tragic wrong. And to do that, we need to take a step back in time. - Harvard Business Review


Equality means favoring the underdog at the expense of others.
 

-|- HAIL SATAN -|-

25 11 11 - 12:10

One of the biggest discoveries of life outside academia for me was how religion, like philosophy, is a language.

Once you stop trying to treat religion as literal, in the way that both atheists and fundamentalists do, you start seeing it as a symbolic language for discovering the invisible order of the cosmos.

Why do I say invisible? Why do you say the sun will rise tomorrow? We trust in intangible, non-immediate events based on there being reasons for their occurrence. That is the invisible order.

At some level, all religions succumb to this.

For example you can declare your religion to be Satanic, but if you end up preaching humanism, how far are you from Christianity? If you preach materialism, how far are you from atheism?

Even within Christianity, there are many sects. Are you a Joel Osteen Christian, or a Meister Ekhart Christian? (You could well call the former a superstition, and the latter a subset of Advaita Vedanta).

The ancient knew this and so constructed a pantheon of gods. In this, each god is not a moral force, but a description of one aspect of nature. Loki is the tendency toward chaos in the universe, or in other words that which tests the resolve of a made-up mind. Even within Christianity, you have a quasi-pantheon. Judas is the acceptance of the inevitable decline of all things; Satan is pride and a lack of obedience to God.

Naturally, all religions are destroyed by the same thing: Crowdism, or the desire of a huge group of incompetent/incontinent/selfish/delusional people to make their preferences into Truth, so that they may use that pseudo-Truth to subvert those who are ruling through natural ability. Christianity, for example, is nothing more than an aggregate of religions from India, Greece, Babylon, Italy and assorted tribes in the area. Like all other religions, Christianity is a description of the same world we all live in. Multiple religions can be true at the same time because multiple descriptions, through symbolism, of the same thing can be reasonably accurate. Multiple religions can also be wrong at the same time; a single religion can be wrong; most damningly, interpretations of each religion can be wrong.

How does Crowdism affect a religion?


In the twentieth century, we often think of Nietzsche, nihilism, and the death of God as inextricably connected. But, in this pathbreaking work, Michael Allen Gillespie argues that Nietzsche, in fact, misunderstood nihilism, and that his misunderstanding has misled nearly all succeeding thought about the subject. Reconstructing nihilism's intellectual and spiritual origins before it was given its determinative definition by Nietzsche, Gillespie focuses on the crucial turning points in the development of nihilism, from Ockham and the nominalist revolution to Descartes, Fichte, the German Romantics, the Russian nihilists and Nietzsche himself. His analysis shows that nihilism is not the result of the death of God, as Nietzsche believed, but the consequence of a new idea of God as a God of will who overturns all eternal standards of truth and justice. - Stinkfinger


People want to think that evil is outside of us.

The truth is that evil is error, or directionless activity, and it comes from within us.

We'd all love a scapegoat -- the bankers, the rich, the Christians, the Jews, the women, the men, the Negroes, the Masons, the hackers, the anarchists (although these are removable), etc. -- but the fact is that that individual moral decisions are what make us what we are as a society. Those moral decisions start with a single one, which is "Do I prefer my own thoughts to reality?" -- if you answer yes, expect yourself to go down a path that leads through mundane and inoffensive rationalizations all the way to great evil. If you answer the latter, expect to start realizing exactly what it means over the years. It's a great weight. Most would prefer not to carry it. Yet it must be carried.

Crowdism starts with one person answering yes, and then convincing others to answer yes to his yes, and soon you have a circle-jerk of people insisting that Truth is not what reality is. They then create a social force, like fashion or trends, to enforce this on others. It's how all things -- civilizations, church groups, dioceses, covens, underground Nazi armies, etc. -- die out. They die from within through the moral failings of individualism.

Crowdists naturally fear that analysis and so will do anything they can to insist on "equality," or the notion that all of our decisions are OK and we should not face consequences for any of them. It's their way of allowing us to slip outside reality and then, using social "justice," to violently subdue anyone who points out that we are racing down a path to insanity.

Christianity was afflicted by this early on because, as an aggregate, it's more like a dictionary than a guidebook. It gives infinite options for making arguments, with the thought that only the really smart interpret it correctly and use it toward positive ends. Among those really smart, the Meister Eckhart and J.R.R. Tolkien types, you find a preference for a monistic, conservative, ethno-nationalist, almost Satanic system in which vengeance upon the bad and exaltation for the good (at the expense of the little people) is part of the religion. It worships evil and the conflict with evil as that which gives meaning to life.


There is a view of life which holds that where the crowd is, the truth is also, that it is a need in truth itself, that it must have the crowd on its side.] There is another view of life; which holds that wherever the crowd is, there is untruth, so that, for a moment to carry the matter out to its farthest conclusion, even if every individual possessed the truth in private, yet if they came together into a crowd (so that “the crowd” received any decisive, voting, noisy, audible importance), untruth would at once be let in.

***

There is therefore no one who has more contempt for what it is to be a human being than those who make it their profession to lead the crowd.

***

A crowd is indeed made up of single individuals; it must therefore be in everyone’s power to become what he is, a single individual; no one is prevented from being a single individual, no one, unless he prevents himself by becoming many. - Søren Kierkegaard, The Crowd is Untruth, 1847 via Out of Sleep


The history of Christianity in the West is one of Pagan Christianity. That is to say, Pagans viewed Christianity as another depiction of an eternal truth. This is the sanest approach as it allows your values as Pagans to ultimately win. Pagans thus adopted Christianity, but only at a high cost, which was that Christianity had to accept the Pagans with their attitudes. The history of European conquest has been an internal struggle between the egalitarian forces in Christianity and the Pagan forces trying to civilize it.

In this light, in which all religions are languages describing an eternal truth that cannot be described, we can see how all religions are describable in terms of each other, but how each has hidden truth from the prying eyes of the crowd. Religions favor those who study for years, not those who pick up a holy book and try to use it to prove their product/jihad/campaign/multiculturalism.

At this blog, we will always respect the eternal truth, and any who use any language to describe it well. What we will not respect are those who insist that Truth be separate from reality.
 

The Tyranny of Meritocracy

24 11 11 - 21:17

How things are not as billed:


How would upper-middle-class parents feel about children who had only a 17% chance of achieving a household income above $90,000? They would be horrified. And then they would busily start using the full scope of their talents--their financial resources, their educational skills, and their social capital--to "fix it".

Arguably, this is just what they've done. Rocked by the shattering forces of the Depression and World War II (and flush with the prosperity of the postwar years), the old moneyed elites of the Northeast and Midwest did something really remarkable: they voluntarily abdicated their position. Ivy League colleges threw open their doors to the bourgeois masses, and cut back on the Saint Grottlesex crowd. The old WASP bastions democratized or were swept away by nimbler competitors who didn't scruple to sacrifice profits because it might look bad to the boys in the club. First Jews, Irish, and Italians, and then later blacks, Hispanics, and Asians, burst through doors that had once been reserved for the sort of people who got married and buried at St. Thomas Church. They were joined by the children of undistinguished WASP families from America's small towns, suburbs, and tenements. - The Atlantic


Food for thought after turkey day.
 

Science is sofa king todd did

24 11 11 - 06:48


The men in the study who ate about two servings of hamburger or meat loaf per week were more than twice as likely to have been diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer as the men who ate none. But most of that increase in risk can be attributed to how the meat was cooked.

When the researchers looked only at the members of the burger-loving group who ate their meat grilled or barbecued, the numbers told a different story: The men who preferred their burgers well-done had double the cancer risk, while those who liked them medium (or rarer) had a negligible increase in risk -- just 12 percent. A similar pattern was seen with grilled or barbecued steak.

...

When meat is cooked -- and charred -- at high temperatures over an open flame, a reaction occurs that causes the formation of two chemicals: heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). In animal studies, these chemicals have been shown to cause several types of cancer, including prostate cancer. - CNN


"Science": the mastery of assigning details of correlation to a causal role.

More likely, there's a lifestyle correlation here. People who don't like to taste meat are generally unwell.

But in the meantime, I'm going to continue to enjoy blood-dripping meat straight from the kill.

My only wish is that we could eat (the dumb and delusional, cruel and selfish) humans instead of these otherwise decent animals.
 

Bill White update

23 11 11 - 15:23

I respect Bill White for his intellect and integrity, and while he and I disagree on some fundamental issues, I will never believe it's from a lack of honesty or intelligence on his part. In fact, he's one of the best and most intelligent political commentators out there.

Here's an update on his legal situation from Bill himself.


Hal Turner lost his informant contract. He wanted it back. He recruited Tim Bland and, apparently, Michael Blevins to inform on me. The three of them decided to tell the FBI that I was going to assassinate Barack Obama by blowing up the Poff Federal Building in Roanoke with a "truck bomb". The FBI fell for it and made up some charges to "take me off the streets" while they investigated.

As it turns out, I had been under investigation by the FBI for about fourteen years at that point, and they had implicated me, wrongfully, in at least 56 shootings and forty arsons or bombings. What had apparently happened was that a group of Creativity activists around Matt Hale had been allegedly behind the Smith shooting, the Lefkow killing, the Spokane bombing (which happened after my arrest) and other incidents, and the FBI had mistakenly placed me in that inner circle.

I was indicted in three districts -- Eastern District Virginia, Western District Virginia and Northern District Illinois -- and accused of being part of a "non-traditional organized crime group" that had been involved in assassinating federal officials.

I was charged with murder, extortion, witness intimidation, obstruction and threats in five indictments -- 11 counts in all. To date, I have been acquitted of four indictments and 8 counts. I was also charged with the "relevant conduct" of directing a terrorist organization and several other acts, including directing the kidnapping of Elie Wiesel. I was never charged with these acts, and they were all struck from all of the indictments for lack of probable cause.

During my imprisonment, I was brutally tortured by the federal government in an effort to make me confess. I don't like to discuss this in detail, and have refused an offer to write a book on it, but I was deprived of sleep and hygeine, kept in rooms with sub zero temperature, held in a cell flooded with human feces, held in solitary confinement for most of my time in prison, and otherwise brutalized. Originally, the government offered me a plea bargain of 35 years, against the 75 they were seeking. After my conviction in 2009, they offered, first, to release me if I would cooperate and, second, after it became clear I would be acquitted, they offered to drop all charges against me and clear my record if I would drop my appeals and cooperate. In particular, they wanted me to testify before a Congressional Committe about the ongoing "white supremacist terrorist" conspiracy they believed had killed, among many others, the family of US District Judge Joan Lefkow.

I refused to testify or cooperate and was extremely brutalized. At one point in time, I was drugged with what I was told were "allergy pills" in an effort to make me cooperate -- these pills turned out to be a psychoactive substance (I forget its name -- I will look it up if anyone is interested). I was held four months after my sentence expired and told I would never be released if I would not confess. I refused, and, eventually, on Hitler's birthday this year, a Judge ordered me released. Unlike the story given in the article, I did not move in with my arents, but live in SW Virginia.

As people may know, I am back doing construction.

I have written once about my experiences.

There are currently fourteen appeals and cross appeals pending in my case before the Fourth and Seventh Circuits. I am not currently in jeopardy of arrest. The hearing in the Fourth Circuit was held last month and it appears there will be a ruling in my favor.


It will be interesting to see this play out. If Bill White is correct, then our justice department really mis-stepped -- for political motivation.
 

Brett Stevens radio interview

22 11 11 - 05:36

Robert discusses a written interview with Brett Stevens. Topics include:


  • How the rise of liberalism made an enemy out of nationalism & traditionalism
  • How diversity itself rather than its ingredients is the problem with multiculturalism;
  • The correlations between the fall of our modern civilization with the fall of empires throughout history;
  • How liberalism always targets the “favored” in order to promote its agenda—equality though distribution of wealth and crippling of ability;
  • How liberalism, egalitarianism, and anti-elitism share a common root in human psychology;
  • How the Left hijacked environmentalism and the need for deep ecology.


On Voice of Reason Radio, a non-partisan LA-based radio show that covers a variety of topics and is friendly to nationalism, monarchism and deep ecological initiatives. See also Robert Stark's writings on Examiner.com.

 

Christian origins of fatalism

21 11 11 - 20:36

Not surprising:


Michael Allen Gillespie argues that Nietzsche, in fact, misunderstood nihilism, and that his misunderstanding has misled nearly all succeeding thought about the subject. Reconstructing nihilism's intellectual and spiritual origins before it was given its determinative definition by Nietzsche, Gillespie focuses on the crucial turning points in the development of nihilism, from Ockham and the nominalist revolution to Descartes, Fichte, the German Romantics, the Russian nihilists and Nietzsche himself. His analysis shows that nihilism is not the result of the death of God, as Nietzsche believed, but the consequence of a new idea of God as a God of will who overturns all eternal standards of truth and justice. To understand nihilism, one has to understand how this notion of God came to inform a new notion of man and nature, one that puts will in place of reason, and freedom in place of necessity and order. - "Nihilism Before Nietzsche" by By Michael Allen Gillespie


I disagree on the definition of nihilism. Nihilism is a distrust of human reality-constructs and a preference for reality.

But fatalism? Surely. The "progressive" God replaced the god of nature, who accepted all as it was as a divine order. The new god simply agitates for pointless, unceasing "change" because something's wrong with reality as it is.
 

Upset liberals AND Mom

20 11 11 - 12:18

 

Synchronicity

20 11 11 - 05:56

Dialing back the hype:


Their results, posted on the ArXiv preprint server on Friday morning and submitted for peer review in the Journal of High Energy Physics, confirmed earlier measurements that neutrinos, sent through the ground from Cern near Geneva to the Gran Sasso lab in Italy 450 miles (720km) away seemed to travel faster than light.

The finding that neutrinos might break one of the most fundamental laws of physics sent scientists into a frenzy when it was first reported in September. Not only because it appeared to go against Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity but, if correct, the finding opened up the troubling possibility of being able to send information back in time, blurring the line between past and present and wreaking havoc with the fundamental principle of cause and effect. - The Guardian


Or, Plato was right: an informational order of the whole pre-exists the material order of the single.
 

Job opportunity for rightists

19 11 11 - 08:25

Rare movement job opportunities: The Barnes Review may be hiring three people for a new Virginia office. One, an office manager, whose duties will include handling vendors (such as the printers and direct mail people), bookkeeping, inventory and order fulfilment (particularly of books) @ around $35,000/year. Two, an administrative assistant who willhandle book order fulfilment and answer the phones, as well as assist on other tasks @ around $18,000/year. And, three, a sales and marketing person whose job will be to sell advertising and to recruit distributors @ $24,000 / year plus commission. Anyone who wants to makle recommendations on this or apply contact me. You must be willing and able to relocate to Virginia -- probably Western Virginia, myabe Northern Virginia. - Apply therein
 

Caste and religion

16 11 11 - 19:14

An insight into why ancients were the way they were:


In the ancient times, society was divided into classes, which was a valid thing to do. Son of a farmer was a farmer not because he can't become a scholar but rather because the effort required would be higher. Every farmer's thought trains can be generalized partially, obviously his son can himself acquire these thought trains quite easily as he interacts with a surroundings which stimulate these thought trains, thus he has an advantage if he were to choose his career as a farmer. Similarly, son of a scholar would easily be developed into one himself. Since collective development of the society was given more importance than individual whims, this structure of society was followed. This automatically meant that there would be a hierarchy in intelligence based on the occupations of different people. Thus in its own way, the ancient Indian society had a man and an Übermensch ('above man') with the former consisting of groups of people with menial jobs and the latter with much more matured occupations.

According to me, the only logical explanation of the origin of religion was that the man in lower position in intellectual hierarchy needed a set of rules which he, by himself, couldn't have perceived. This fact was understood by the Übermensch and thus they fabricated rules or introduced texts , which were essentially consisting of moral guidelines for individual roles in the development of the society, these may be in the form of stories, some very impractical and are thus, frowned upon today. - The Alternate Portal


The same rules apply today.

If you are of a lower IQ, you have two basic choices:

(1) Hope you get lucky in the game of life

(2) Get guaranteed income by having caste status

While one in ten thousand might benefit from #1, the rest benefit from #2 -- and the one who benefited from #1 may not confer that benefit in turn on those subject to his services or goods.

As science explores onward, it finds more of what it does not know.

I suggest that instead of trying to oppose religion, we adopt it. Take it home, learn to understand it, feed it and hold it. Then show it our point of view.

Our society is wracked by pointless wars in which individuals demand "freedom" from things. We don't need freedom. We need order.
 

#Occupy DIAF

15 11 11 - 21:59

The 99% discredit themselves and make us want to put the 1% in charge.


I am deeply suspicious of what the 99 percenters, and Mr. Monbiot, are trying to do. While it is true that, by most of our standards, the wealthiest people on Earth do not deserve their wealth, could it not also be said that the smartest people do not deserve their great intellect, with which they were born? Is it not also possible to claim that the most beautiful women do not deserve their beauty? That those born into loving, and intact, families, do not deserve such good fortune?

At its core, the 99 percenters seem to be upset that life is not fair – and that somebody should make it more fair. Who gets to decide whom, among the wealthy, deserve their wealth? By whose criteria? It is frightening to contemplate the answers to these questions – for images of the French, and Russian, revolutions come to mind. - Jew Among You


A darn good point.


you've had the support of many unions, including the teachers union.
and what did you do with that support?

nothing.

you could have done many things, maybe hired investigators to find out why children have out-dated school books or why the veteran hospitals are so horrid yet the parks built for vets are so nice… you could have shamed administrators into action.

you chose to talk. - Shane Bugbee


It's true: lots of emotion, no plan.
 

More stuff that's garbage

15 11 11 - 21:31

You don't need ANUS.com to tell you that Korn, Justin Bieber, Pantera, democracy, humanism and dualistic religion are garbage. Those things should be obvious to you.

But what you do need is defense against the hipster front, which are adepts at hiding the same old crap under a layer of anti-aesthetic, and claiming that it's a profound revolution in a different direction.

Let's review a few:


  • George Carlin, Bill Hicks, Rachel Maddow and Michael Moore. Nothing stops a good impulse to renovation like false revolution in the form of unworkable, impractical and hopeless politics. That's what attracts you to such people: they are crusaders for the impossible, and thus are a safe identity to assume. You will never be called on to do anything because your task is nonsensical.

  • Tom Waits, Tori Amos, Rammstein and Tool. Did you need an outlet for your rage? Here, have the "wounded artist" who is basically making the same pop we've heard for the past four decades, but they've found a way to rough it up on the surface without changing its fundamental musical vapidity. In particular, Tom Waits is sing-song stupidity for people who cannot recognize that they're listening to radio fodder made "ironic" by some dysfunctional person who wants to sell music to those who feel they just don't fit in. Self-pity: it sells.

  • Gilbert and Sullivan, Tchaikovsky, and "new music." Please spare me the farce. Tchaikovsky is child's music with no development of form. Hope you like repetition and jogging in place. Gilbert and Sullivan is sappy kitsch that, like Rush, makes a big show of being "profound" when it's shouting the obvious and incorrect at you. Everyone in the crowd loves a false truism that is easy to understand. New music is the usual hipster jargon of changing surface appearance and pretending it's something new. "But we play this mediocre symphony using only kitchen appliances!" Yeah, no thanks.

  • Flannery O'Connor and Ayn Rand. Rand took Nietzsche's ideas and applied them with the grace of a city shopper. Her books are one-dimensional and her solution, which is to leech off the welfare system, is entirely dysfunctional. We like her because she hates parasites and Socialists ("but I repeat myself") or at least want to, but then these dreary, rather paint-by-numbers books make me want to vomit. O'Connor is just the church lady stating simple ideas for simpletons who want to appear profound.



What other false idols do you see people holding up?

A false idol pretends to be profound, but is surface; its real goal is to make the mediocre feel intelligent.

We don't need to mention jazz-fusion and progressive metal, do we...
 

The future of food

14 11 11 - 04:25

The MSM is getting dicey about these, but they're both huge improvements:


"Cultured meat" -- burgers or sausages grown in laboratory Petri dishes rather than made from slaughtered livestock -- could be the answer that feeds the world, saves the environment and spares the lives of millions of animals, they say.

Using stem cells harvested from leftover animal material from slaughterhouses, Post nurtures them with a feed concocted of sugars, amino acids, lipids, minerals and all other nutrients they need to grow in the right way.

So far he has produced whitish pale muscle-like strips, each of them around 2.5 cm (1 inch) long, less than a centimeter wide and so thin as to be almost see-through.

Pack enough of these together -- probably around 3,000 of them in layers -- throw in a few strips of lab-grown fat, and you have the world's first "cultured meat" burger, he says. - Reuters


The technology will improve, as it always does, when you have 1,000 monkeys hammering away at it in their laboratories.

Then we have the option to have meat for which no consciousness died.

That's good for those of us who like both meat and creatures, but bad for humanity, since this will then be used to create more humans and further strain resources.

Compounding that:


Massachusetts startup Harvest Automation is beta testing a small mobile robot that it’s pitching to nurseries as the solution to their most pressing problem: a volatile labor market.

The multi-billion-dollar industry that supplies ornamental plants to building contractors, big-box retailers and landscaping firms — $11.7 billion according to the most recent USDA figures — has been eagerly awaiting automation for decades. The down economy and harsh state laws targeting undocumented workers have turned up the pressure.

The horticulture industry has caught the attention of several robotics industry veterans, including Joe Jones, a co-inventor of iRobot’s Roomba vacuum cleaning robot. What they see is an opportunity to develop a small, relatively inexpensive, mobile material handling robot. Their venture-backed company has been field testing the robots at 11 nurseries around the country, and plans to release its first product at the end of the first quarter or beginning of the second quarter next year. - Wired


This is the first stage. After this, general purpose robots, probably not of human form at first -- most likely it will look like a moving equipment cabinet.

Eventually, humanoid forms that do everything our day laborers currently do, but for a one-time fee of $20,000 and a few thousand in yearly costs.

This will probably not make food prices fall, but it will raise the quality and cleanliness of food. Humans cannot compete with a robot in that regard.

At that point, not only will our food change, but we will have to ask ourselves: just who do we want to include in our society, now that all the basic jobs in food service, agriculture, construction and janitorial work can be done by robots?
 

The Zetas: now electable

12 11 11 - 10:59

It's about time to launch a political campaign for these guys:


Gangsters killed and beheaded an Internet blogger Wednesday in Nuevo Laredo, the fourth slaying in the city involving people associated with social media sites since early September.

"This happened to me for not understanding that I shouldn't report on the social networks," advised a note left before dawn with the man's body at a key intersection in the city's wealthier neighborhood.

The victim, identified on social networking sites only by his nickname - Rascatripas or Belly Scratcher - reportedly helped moderate a site called En Vivo that posted news of shootouts and other activities of the Zetas, the narcotics and extortion gang that all but controls the city. - Houston Chronic Illness


If we get all of the people who are sure the reason their country is failing is drug trafficking (hint: it's not) and then wipe out the hipsters, too, this will be a much more delightful world.
 

How freedom self-censors

12 11 11 - 10:22

Sometimes, the truth is not pleasant. We then have a choice to pick a pleasant lie, or go with a more complicated truth in which we have to look to the long-term to find the good.


An MSNBC executive told HuffPo‘s Michael Calderone that there had been a conscious decision not to have Buchanan on air because of the views expressed in the book which is described this way on Amazon.com:


America was born a Western Christian republic but is being transformed into a multiracial, multicultural, multilingual, multiethnic stew of a nation that has no successful precedent in the history of the world.


The groups CREDO Action and ColorofChange.org — which took credit for the beginning of the end of Glenn Beck on Fox News — is going one further. Today the groups announced they have delivered 275,000 signatures on a petition demanding the network fire Buchanan for his “long history of bigoted rhetoric.” - Media Bistro


Conservatives censor what they consider harmful, on a spiritual or personal level. Liberals censor everything that is not liberalism, and they do it with informal deals like the above. It's hard to prove. And yet, you never see anything but what they want you to see.
 

Indirect gross

10 11 11 - 12:35

Being indirectly gross is the ultimate troll:



Something about the horrible cliche, the even-worse pun, and then the implications of smooth gentle turds falling gracefully into a teapot... just does me in everytime.

There are trolling geniuses working in the organic tea markets of the world.

(From Traditional Medicinals.)

Note: they need reviews at the above site, if your manic troll desires to unleash itself... I'd imagine a half-page of poop puns and mockery of modern sanitation might do it.
 

Mushrooms: antiviral superhero?

10 11 11 - 12:30


This review describes pharmacologically active compounds from mushrooms. Compounds and complex substances with antimicrobial, antiviral, antitumor, antiallergic, immunomodulating, anti-inflammatory, antiatherogenic, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective and central activities are covered, focusing on the review of recent literature. - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1193547/


I hope so, because I make a wicked cream of portabella soup...
 

How to fix The Human Problem

10 11 11 - 04:54

And a viewpoint that has come back into favor:


If there is one group that needs to die, it is the stupid among us. If I had to give a name to my political philosophy, it’d be “bright supremacy.” If I could summarize my social policy with a slogan, it’d be, “Start With the Smart.” I believe the higher a population’s collective intelligence, the better will be the society it builds. Smart people can always raise crops, but dumb people will never be able to solve quadratic equations. Therefore, my primary determinant regarding who gets to stay and who has to file out the door marked EXIT would be intelligence. Although imperfect, we have ways of testing such things. In the improbable event that the heavens were to part and an angel were to task me with immediately eliminating half the global population, I’d halve the global IQ bell curve at its apex and sweep away everything to the left of it. We’d still have representatives from every race and most cultures—although in grossly different proportions than they currently exist—but the quality of human existence would take a gazelle-sized leap forward overnight toward a brighter future come dawn. - Jim Goad, "If the World Is Overpopulated, Who Should Die?"


In other words, quality control. No natural selection? We'd better make some choices before we get inundated in idiots.

His is a less radical formulation of Prozak's challenge:


If all people under 120 IQ points were to die tomorrow, life would be:

(A) Better
(B) Worse

Pick one.


Very few people want to answer that question.
 

Prole-run America (PRA)

09 11 11 - 19:30

Forget politics, look at the real demographics:


Today, we are living in Prole-Run America (PRA). It is run by proles, who vote, buy products and create social trends. Those votes, purchases and trends in turn determine what the power structure accomodates. The People are the focus of the society and its leaders, and the rest follow their lead.

The problem is not our institutions, our leaders, or diversity. Those are intermediate causes. The root cause is that we have handed power to the group least suited to wield it, which is the average (meaning not distinguished by any superior performance) citizen.

The average citizen is oblivious to anything outside his little world. He is selfish, and doesn’t really care about the consequences to others. He litters, and drives too big of a car, and watches too much TV. He’s not suited for anything, except buying products and voting for manipulative politicians.

Prole-Run America (PRA) is what happens when we put all these gullible proles in charge of the most powerful nation-state on earth. They vote for pleasant illusions, and they get angry when unpleasant truths are mentioned, and do their best to bury them and drive away the truth-tellers. - Amerika, "Prole Run America"


Crowdism explained.

Under-120s get exiled to the Marianas Trench.
 

The Chinless and You

09 11 11 - 14:22

New article at In Mala Fide:

 

How to fight back

08 11 11 - 08:12



Retaliate against the mass taste of hamsters with strong propaganda.



And priceless mockery of the nanny state.
 

The problem with Men’s Rights Activism is that it wants to be feminism.

08 11 11 - 05:14

You can't fix a problem by treating the symptoms, ESPECIALLY if you treat those symptoms with the same act that produced those symptoms:


The problem with Men’s Rights Activism is that it wants to be feminism.

Indeed, if you scan through my criticism of the 1976 book The Forty-Nine Percent Majority or hunt down a copy for yourself, you’ll see that there is so much overlap between what MRAs want and what feminists wanted in the 1970s that –judged by their ultimate ends — they run parallel in the same direction. Feminists and MRAs both say they want equal treatment under the law. The rub, for MRAs, is simply that feminists haven’t made good on their promise of equality. They haven’t, and they won’t – because why should they? Average people (men and women alike) are not so idealistic that they would refuse it of the rules suddenly shifted in their favor.

The MRA movement has accepted the end of feminism and exists Novaseeker recently put it, to make things better for men. Brett at GROIN was correct in his assesment that MRAs can only often short term assistance and fist aid. MRAs can only try to ease the transition into a world that, if men have a nature at all, will ultimately favor female interests. MRAs are the best opponents feminists could ask for, because they are following each bullet point of the feminist program. MRAs angrily draw attention to inequities and mistreatment and hypocrisy. There is value to this work. Calling out liars and hypocrites is worth doing in my book. MRAs are trolling feminists, but only to make them better, fairer feminists. In trying to make things better for men, they try to ease the pain of his emasculation and offer a peaceful passing into the oblivion of impotence. Nice and easy. Like slipping into a warm bath. - Jack Donovan


Feminism is a subset of liberalism. It is essentially female liberalism: defend the individual by justification of the special interest group "females."

Men imitating that produces a competing group, but not a solution, and by competing, strengthens the first group.

Further commentary:


We tend to think of tradition as rules, but perhaps tradition is something else. Perhaps it is a vessel for our sacred delights, and the products of hard-won wisdom, such as comes after a ten-year voyage in a forgotten war blighted with betrayals, misfortunes and epic victories.

So why are MRAs afraid of tradition?

As I’ve noted elsewhere, the Men’s Rights Movement (MRM) is split into two groups: the masculinists, who want a positive role for men that fits into a positive role for society, and the Feminist Men’s Rights Activists (FMRAs) and Pick-Up Artists/Gamers (PUAs) who want a defensive role for men, like feminism is for women.

The MRM is divided between these two impulses. To the masculinists, the idea of adopting feminist-style victimhood politics and demanding equality strikes us as too humiliating, too broken in spirit and too passive. The FMRAs fear tradition because it would force them out of their defensive role. - GROIN


For any crisis, there are those who want to submit and those who want to conquer.

Responding to feminism with masculinized feminism is a desire to submit, not conquer.

We should return to the days of conquest instead.
 

Human toxicity

07 11 11 - 18:34


About 100,000 square kilometers of China's farmland, accounting for close to a tenth of all the fields in the country, is polluted by heavy metal, a government expert said in a conference Monday.

Wan Bentai, the chief engineer for China's Ministry of Environmental Protection, said heavy metal from smelter chimneys, water run-offs and tailings has polluted in total about 10 percent of the country’s farmland, and the pollution levels have exceeded government limits, according to Southern Metropolitan Daily.

"In recent years, there have constantly been outbreaks of heavy metal pollution, and from January to February alone there were 11 incidents, nine involving lead," Wan said in All-China environmental NGOs sustainable development meeting in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. - China Daily, "One-tenth of China's farmland polluted"


If they did it, we did it.

This is the human legacy.
 

ANUS partners with GNAA

06 11 11 - 10:13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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The American Nihilist Underground Society (ANUS) is a not-for-profit limited partnership whose goal is to spread nihilism worldwide, and to educate people about the benefits of nihilism in a diverse and tolerant modern liberal democracy. In particular, ANUS has showed strength and endurance in pushing the United Nations and local businesses for a declaration that "the mouth, anus and vagina are equal, with none having a special function higher than the other." By endorsing such a literal lack of meaning, ANUS hopes to open new markets for developing economies and established industrial society, in addition to bringing a little more sodomy into our daily lives. - GNAA
 

4chan jumps the shark

06 11 11 - 09:33

4chan looked like the French Revolution at first. The victims of society gathered, vented their grievances, and then took action striking back against the big guy through guerrilla warfare and subversion!

Yet, it wasn't to be. Instead of brave ideologues, we found a combination of mob justice and a compensatory, cognitive dissonance-fueled desire to vandalize. Most people didn't see this, but a few of us did.

Now, 4chan and its spawn "Anonymous" are slowly retreating back into the land of the basement hamster, because that's what it always was!


It’s easy to imagine such a thoughtful, sugar-coated group originating from convivial Hasbro fan boards, but the Bronies’ origin story is far darker and more complicated. Before there was BroNYCon, which debuted this June in “wonderful Manehattan,” before there was Equestria Daily, a candy-color web hub described by Bronies as the Huffington Post of the community, before there were meetups and raffles and fruit snacks, there was only one major gathering spot for pony fanatics. There was only 4chan.

4chan, a vast image-sharing site created in 2003 by Christopher Poole, who goes by the alias moot, is home to numerous boards where anonymous posters discuss everything from anime to sports to paranormal activity to torture porn. The comics and cartoons board,/co/, was fertile ground for Bronies, many of whom started out as animation geeks. But the “random” board, /b/, famous as the Internet’s ultimate id for its violent and sexual content (think less My Little Pony, more Equus), was also a meeting place. - How 4chan Gave Birth to the Bronies


BUT THERE'S EVEN MORE FAIL!



Like liberalism, 4chan/Anonymous was a prolonged tantrum that never had any practical solutions, only anger.

Eventually, it became a cheerleader for liberalism.

Is anyone surprised that all revolutions end up at the same decision, which is a lack of decision?

Maybe for "change" we need something more than knowledge of what we hate.
 

The Fogey

06 11 11 - 07:18

From a new source:


The Young Fogey is the unique ethno-cultural expression of the English people. As long as there are English, there are fogeys. Race and culture are inseparable. The latter derives from the former, you see, like a flower blossoms from the soil. The Spirit dwells within the flesh. And the Tweed cometh. - Admiral Cod


The leftists like to strike the pose that they are misunderstood and left out. What about those who want more out of society than a shopping mall?
 

Opposite of pluralism

06 11 11 - 07:15

Filtering through this immensely biased definition from our favorite non-encyclopedia group blog:


In particularism, the decisive factor of politics becomes religious and ethnic identity and the interests of the communities defined by these bonds instead of the ideas and values of political pluralism with its emphasis on universal rights, separation of religion and the government and an ethic of religious and ethnic tolerance. - Wikipedophilia


As usual, the Reds (why do we call them anything else? Socialists, Democrats, anarchists, Communists, and left-libertarians are all the same, just a matter of degree) cannot resist setting up the false dichotomies of tolerance and rights, and for this reason the above definition seems flawed. However, the point is well construed that pluralism is designed to include everyone and expand as rapidly as possible, where particularism is designed to ...well, design societies based on what people have in common. Pluralism will always require some kind of strict gate-master, and particularism will not.
 

Dissecting the news

05 11 11 - 17:13

At nearly the same hour Kelli O’Laughlin’s parents buried their 14-year-old daughter this morning, police in Illinois announced an arrest in the teen’s brutal killing.

They also revealed that they believe the suspect had sent “taunting and disturbing” text messages to the girl’s mother, using her dead daughter’s cell phone.


That sounds totally malicious.

Like an evil person, with intent to harm, planning the crime for maximum cruelty.

What actually happened?


Kelli O’Laughlin got off her school bus at 3:40 p.m. last Thursday, and walked in on Wilson, who had broken into her family’s home, Alvarez said. Wilson allegedly stabbed the teen, and fled with a bowl of foreign coins, the girl’s Ipod Touch, and her cell phone. Investigators say three witnesses saw Wilson leave the house, and were able to later identify him in a police line-up.

Detectives had tracked Wilson down using a key piece of evidence left at the scene. A wool cap with a rock inside had reportedly been used to break a window in the home. DNA tests conducted on the hat led investigators to Wilson, who has a long criminal history, including a conviction for armed robbery.


Aha. So it was an interrupted burglary and a jumpy perp.

Not nearly as exciting. The taunts are still demonic, but not as much the product of malicious forethought.

So what do we learn from this event? The cops locked the guy up:


Dart said there could never be justice for the O’Laughlins in the violent and tragic loss of their child. But for the community, the arrest brings some comfort. “People should be able to sleep a lot easier tonight.” - WHAAARRRGARRBLLL NEWS


What is this shit?

No one is sleeping better tonight. The misery is still there.

This guy is one of legion.

If we thought he was an INTENTIONAL, MALICIOUS and SINGLE-MINDED perp, we could at least say, "Oh, we burned the latest Mao-Hitler-Stalin-Satan."

But he's not that. He's just one of many scumbag citizens we keep around to prove that we're nice people.
 

mock Herd

04 11 11 - 15:29

 

Nationalism and racial segregation

03 11 11 - 19:01

You have been trained by the biggest media engine the world has ever seen and its most powerful government. They have taught you to think in only two options: either you accept everyone everywhere everytime, or you're a racist/elitist/sexist/etc.

Nationalism doesn't fit into this rubric, which is why they constructed it.

Nationalism is separate from racism. Racism is feeling that a certain race is inferior or should be removed. Nationalism is also separate from IQ statistics, crime rates, skull shapes and other stuff like that.

Nationalism is this: recognizing that without a strong identity, our culture becomes a giant shopping mall with a cultureless gray race. Multiculturalism, commerce, and internationalism destroy that identity, which is formed from the bond between culture, language, customs, heritage and values. You either have a society with an identity, or something else has to fill in for that identity, and it is always politicals ("we're Communists" or "we're for Freedom") and commerce (consumerism = "freedom").

Those who do not accept nationalism as legitimate are afraid of its legitimacy and trying to shout it down. They do this by calling anything but multiculturalism "racist," even though multiculturalism is enforced mixing that destroys all heritages, all ethnies, and all races. That is genocide by any other name.

As mentioned here before, liberals -- who oppose nationalism -- are not a legitimate alternative to conservatism. They are those who adopt an artificial way of looking at the world, based in their own delusional outlook which insists the Ego is more important than Reality at large. Liberals are not unique; this delusional mentality can infect any group, including conservatives, but it's much harder for conservatives because they do not base their philosophy on the individual ego and its desires, judgments and feelings like liberals do.

The only legitimate politics is conservatism, which is better known as "consequentialism" or paying attention to the results of our actions more than our individualistic feelings about them. It is reality-based, not ego-based; it is thus the opposite of liberalism. All legitimate political views have a place within the conservative spectrum, which is huge, but sticks to reality unlike the liberal/leftist/Marxist/anarchist/Communist/Socialist/Democrat world.

You may know good liberals. They are in the grips of delusion. This is not uncommon; most people are delusional about at least one thing. It can be as simple as "smoking won't kill me" or "man, I'm good looking" or even "someday, I will be rewarded for my diligence in trimming my nails." Liberalism just deals with bigger issues, and because it embraces a victimhood-paranoid-defensive outlook, is inherently conquest-oriented, parasitic and violent.

Nationalism is part of conservatism. Why? Because it is a strategy for a healthy society that does not need a nanny/police state to override it, and a society that keeps commerce in check. You want capitalism and consumerism to take a back seat? Deep ecology? More meaning in life? Beautiful art, culture and learning? Then stick with conservatism, nationalism, tradition and possibly monarchism.

Leave liberalism to those who are lost in life, and need delusions of grandeur to keep their damaged egos (full of holes poked by child rape, failure at life, entry-level jobs, bad personal discipline, or simply miserable dating careers) afloat.
 

Why Johnny can't read

02 11 11 - 19:38

...Education is an industry, sponsored by well-intentioned government regulation, that now specializes in teaching propaganda and nothing else:


How can a 375% education spending increase over four decades result in flat-lined reading, math and science scores? Because all that largesse feeds a bureaucratic monster sheltered from competition.

According to Neal McCluskey, the associate director of the Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom, the education spending much of the American public believes to be a vital investment in the country's future, actually "gives money to a catatonic heap of warm bodies and says, 'Stay the way you are.'"

McCluskey made no bones about federal education spending being bad for kids and bad for the economy — a big reason being that much of the spending goes not to real teachers or principals but to those holding an array of bureaucratic "support" positions. - Investors


Where did the money go?

To Jimmy Has Two Daddies, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Life and Times of Pancho Villa.

To sex education, rape prevention education, and GLBT celebrations.

To ten thousand administrators to make sure you've filed all your forms correctly.

To the union, lobbyists and advertising.

To medals and ribbons for every student so no one feels special and thus no one feels left out.

To security systems to keep students in the school.

To anything but old-fashioned results-oriented learning.

It's time to junk the public education system, which is beyond repair, and replace it with private schooling. They do a better job because they're not a marionette of all 10,000 government agencies, regulations and propaganda campaigns.

Johnny may not grow up being strictly educated in gender-neutral pronouns and Post-Colonial History, but he will know how to read.
 

Just remember: they lie

02 11 11 - 19:33

Leftists, that is -- the truth isn't on their side, so they invent "Truth" for you:


The late scientific icon, Stephen Jay Gould, botched and perhaps faked his critique of a racist 19th-Century scientist's skull collection, suggests a second look at his efforts. - USA Today


Here's the great list of truthful leftist sayings:


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Why do they lie? Because they are in the grips of a psychotic fantasy with no truth value that is 100% derived from social feelings.

If you are a leftist, what are you lying to cover? Anal rape as a child, low self-esteem, your own predatory feelings toward women? Or just mediocrity?
 

Deep ecology

02 11 11 - 14:16

If you want to know why some of us are so highly motivated to restore culture as a dominant value, see this:


We believe that true ecological sustainability may require a rethinking of our values as a society. Present assumptions about economics, development, and the place of human beings in the natural order must be reevaluated. If we are to achieve ecological sustainability, Nature can no longer be viewed only as a commodity; it must be seen as a partner and model in all human enterprise.

We begin with the premise that life on Earth has entered its most precarious phase in history. We speak of threats not only to human life, but to the lives of all species of plants and animals, as well as the health and continued viability of the biosphere. It is the awareness of the present condition that primarily motivates our activities.

We believe that current problems are largely rooted in the following circumstances:

* The loss of traditional knowledge, values, and ethics of behavior that celebrate the intrinsic value and sacredness of the natural world and that give the preservation of Nature prime importance. Correspondingly, the assumption of human superiority to other life forms, as if we were granted royalty status over Nature; the idea that Nature is mainly here to serve human will and purpose.

* The prevailing economic and development paradigms of the modern world, which place primary importance on the values of the market, not on Nature. The conversion of nature to commodity form, the emphasis upon economic growth as a panacea, the industrialization of all activity, from forestry to farming to fishing, even to education and culture; the drive to economic globalization, cultural homogenization, commodity accumulation, urbanization, and human alienation. All of these are fundamentally incompatible with ecological or biological sustainability on a finite Earth.

* Technology worship and an unlimited faith in the virtues of science; the modern paradigm that technological development is inevitable, invariably good, and to be equated with progress and human destiny. From this, we are left dangerously uncritical, blind to profound problems that technology and science have wrought, and in a state of passivity that confounds democracy.

* Overpopulation, in both the overdeveloped and the underdeveloped worlds, placing unsustainable burdens upon biodiversity and the human condition.

As our name suggests, we are influenced by the Deep Ecology Platform, which helps guide and inform our work. We believe that values other than market values must be recognized and given importance, and that Nature provides the ultimate measure by which to judge human endeavors. - Foundation for Deep Ecology


We need to re-build society around nature as one of its fundamental values. That won't happen in "everybody says 'me first!'" liberal regimes.
 

Reminder

02 11 11 - 11:02


Again, it may be said that there are three kinds of authors. First come those who write without thinking. They write from a full memory, from reminiscences; it may be, even straight out of other people’s books. This class is the most numerous. Then come those who do their thinking whilst they are writing. They think in order to write; and there is no lack of them. Last of all come those authors who think before they begin to write. They are rare. - The Essays of Schopenhauer
 

Penis and Vagina festivals

01 11 11 - 16:04

Contrary to the puritan false morality of some people, and the politically correct insistence on both demonizing and re-selling genitals of the leftists, the following is healthy:


In the morning, children carry a small vagina to the Ogata shrine. Later, some 40 grown men strain under the weight of a massive vagina while carrying it to the shrine in the main parade. They're followed by two smaller vagina litters

At the end of the day pink and white mochi (glutinous rice ball treats) are hurled into the crowd.

The penis festival the following day drew far more foreign and Japanese tourists — some 100,000, according to a festival brochure. Festival foreplay included much posing with wooden and candy penises. The main event is the parading of a two-foot by six-and-a-half foot long phallus carved from Japanese cypress.

Vendors sell penis- and vagina-shaped candies and chocolate-covered bananas, wood penis sculptures and penis earrings, adding to the mirth. Eavesdropping was a riot. - Global First Post


Culture. It beats sex ed and political correctness. With a giant cypress dong, apparently.