Monday, December 30, 2013

What Is Anarcho-Tyranny?

I have seen the term anarcho-tyranny tossed around, but it went in one ear as "bad-bad" and came out the other. Recently the term has seen a mini-surge in popularity around in the reactosphere with several posts on it. Here are some links if like me, you weren't up on what exactly the term meant.

The original article from 2004 that coined the term: Anarcho-Tyranny—Where Multiculturalism Leads
Unwilling to control immigration and the cultural disintegration it causes, the authorities instead control the law-abiding. This is precisely the bizarre system of misrule I have elsewhere described as "anarcho-tyranny"—we refuse to control real criminals (that's the anarchy) so we control the innocent (that's the tyranny).
From metapedia: Anarcho-tyranny
While the government functions normally, violent crime remains a constant, creating a climate of fear (anarchy). He says that “laws that are supposed to protect ordinary citizens against ordinary criminals” routinely go unenforced, even though the state is “perfectly capable” of doing so. While this problem rages on, government elites concentrate their interests on law-abiding citizens. In fact, Middle America winds up on the receiving end of both anarchy and tyranny.
Radish goes into great detail fleshing out the concept in 3.9 Anarcho-Tyranny. Great use of photos to illustrate their points.

Aurini looks at the roots of it all in Anarcho-Tyranny’s Left-wing Roots
Because Liberals can’t actually assess someone else’s psychological state, they rely upon litmus tests. They try and apply the methods of science to personal behaviour, even though none of this is happening in a controlled environment. They take the DSM IV, and try and put it on the street: they write policies and procedures, best practices, autistic checks and balances to turn the cops into automatons- -and this is when Anarcho-Tyranny appears. Policing requires a subtle touch, not the blunt, blind rules and regulations of idiot savants.
Somewhat of a tangent, but Vox Day touched on this liberal approach in:  Mailvox: the Flat Gene Society
A focus on feelings is a reliable hallmark of those with no moral core at their center. The idea that opposing forced desegregation is necessarily indicative of hatred, much less a secret desire for genocide, is not only irrational, but exposes the ravenous, immoral beast at the heart of modern left-liberalism.
Observe the twisted left-liberal logic. First, there is the determination to deny reality. The genetic differences between the various human population groups either exist or not. The intellectual and behavioral limits imposed by those genetic differences either exist or not. And while for the last 50 years it has been de rigueur to claim that there are no genetic differences between various population groups, or that any differences are meaningless, advances in human genetics mean that is now the genetic equivalent of belonging to the Flat Earth Society.
Second, there is the illogical claim that recognizing those genetically imposed limits between various groups must necessarily lead to eugenics. This can only be true if one is operating from an immoral assumption of the right of some central authority to impose minimum capability requirements on the population. Needless to say, I completely reject this notion. The fact that some people are observably incapable of living in an advanced civilization does not justify harming them or treating them as sub-human. There is no reason they should not be able to live in the sort of society in which their predecessors have successfully lived for thousands of years.
The Left goes from zero to Holocaust in 3.2 seconds.

Several bloggers have referenced this article by the always great Dalrymple: I Have Seen the Future, and it Is Idiocy. It doesn't mention anarcho-tyranny, but the concept is there.

How Coca-Cola Stays on Top

No, Coca-Cola didn't go is anti-Cathedral.

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

America In One Picture

See Urban Liberalism: White Gentrification

Idiocracy Now!

Tim Knight at SlopeofHope noticed that California's Obamacare website has some mistakes:

Welcome to the Third World Californians! Ware yor "Idiocracy Now" butens prowdlee.

Sacco Duck

Hey, I'm going to San Francisco! Hope I don't get AIDS! No worries, I watch Duck Dynasty.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Seven Deadly Sins, C.S. Lewis, Phil Robertson and GLAAD

First C.S. Lewis:

“There is nothing to be ashamed of in enjoying your food: there would be everything to be ashamed of if half the world made food the main interest of their lives and spent their time looking at pictures of food and dribbling and smacking their lips….
We grow up surrounded by propaganda in favor of unchastity. There are people who want to keep our sex instinct inflamed in order to make money out of us. Because, of course, a man with an obsession is a man who has very little sales-resistance.”
“You can get a large audience together for a strip-tease act, that is, to watch a girl undress on the stage. Now suppose you came to a country where you could fill a theatre by simply bringing a covered plate on to the stage and then slowly lifting the cover so as to let every one see, just before the lights went out, that it contained a mutton chop or a bit of bacon, would you not think that in that country something had gone wrong with the appetite for food? And would not anyone who had grown up in a different world think there was some equally queer about the state of the sex instinct among us?”
A 400-lb person who sincerely struggles with their weight and seeks to get healthy is a sinner, but they do not deny their sin. A person who struggles with lust (fornication, adultery, pornography) or homosexuality similar does not deny their sin. However, the obese person struggling with weight gives a visual sign of their sin to the world; someone struggling with more internal sin can better hide their sin from the world.

In contrast, a 400-lb land whale who pushes fat acceptance denies their sin, and then takes it a step further and defines it as something good. It is sin squared, sin to the second power, because they make their sin their pride. The gay mafia does the same thing as the fat acceptance crowd, taking pride in their sin and pushing deviant sexual behaviors into the mainstream. They not only sin and take pride in their sin, they also actively seek to lead others into sin.

GLAAD and similar organizations are engines of sin. They are powered by sin and they seek to spread it far and wide in society, eradicating any pocket of resistance. They are not content with stopping at an open society, they seek to destroy any source of criticism, any part of society that still recognizes and names their sin. Much of society agrees with GLAAD—even if the disagree with the attack on Phil Robertson, they probably agree with the rest of GLAAD's mission.

I'm not going to paint a food analogy to what GLAAD is doing, but suffice to say, we live in a sick and twisted society whose deviancy and insane policies know no bounds. They sink (penetrate?) directly into the bowels of Hell and they are dragging the rest of society along with them.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

If You Like Your SS, You Can Keep It

CBO on SS - Another 29' Crash?
SS's finances deteriorate every year. What I found interesting is the extent of the deterioration. 2013 was the best year since 2008 for the broad economy. We had fairly steady growth in the economy, and the job market improved significantly. But the red ink at SS rose very rapidly.
In 2012 a 'fix' for SS would have required an immediate and permanent tax increase of 1.95%. A year later the cost of the fix has risen to 3.36%. That's a 70% deterioration in twelve months. To right the SS ship a payroll tax increase equal to $180B would be required for 2014, and that higher tax rate would have to be sustained forever. A tax increase of this magnitude would sink the economy into a recession that the country would struggle to get out of.
 Do Americans know that their Social Security benefits have an expiration date?
When the Trust Fund is running dry in 29' SS will be paying out at a rate equal to 6% of GDP. The 25% drop in benefits would translate into an immediate (and permanent) drop in consumption of 1.5% of GDP. That's a pretty steep cliff to go over.

So we are fifteen years away from a real problem, and no one is doing anything about it. Nothing will be done in 2014 as it is an election year. I doubt that any real fixes to SS will be made until after Obama is out of the White House. The result of inaction will be that the cost of the fix rises. By 2017 it will be damn near impossible to stabilize the system in the then remaining years before the cliff is hit.
Another problem is the depletion of the SS "trust fund." Debt in the "trust fund" do not receive interest payments; the interest is accrued. Currently, the SS trust fund is about $2.7 trillion, part of $4.8 trillion in intragovernmental debt. As this trust fund depletes and other debt comes due, the Treasury Department must issue new Treasury securities to the public because the government cannot pay the principal on these bonds.

Why this is important: even if the country's $17 trillion in debt did not grow over the next 20 years, the change from intragovernmental debt to public debt will increase the interest payments by roughly 30%, not counting any change in interest rates. Current Treasury debt is paying 2.4% on its debt. If the intragovernmental debt moves to public debt and interest rates increase to 3.6%, the government's interest costs will double.

Currently the federal government is paying about $250 billion in interest costs. We can't do a static analysis of the budget, but it's near inevitable that a mix of rising debt, shift from intragov to public debt, and rising interest rates will sharply increase interest costs.

Estimates put the total debt at about $20 trillion by the end of Obama's presidency in early 2017. This represents an approximate 25% increase to interest costs because public debt is currently about $12 trillion. The next president will have to cut spending by $250 billion dollars annually in order to keep the deficit from rising, or quadruple the recent Ryan-Murray budget deal.

All this will be happening as SS costs spiral out of control and Obamacare starts blowing a hole in the budget.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Conservative Wuss Machine Fires Up Again

Duck Dynasty star fired as syphilis addled gay mafia swarms! Will conservatives whine or will they take their business elsewhere? A&E said it supports homosexual propaganda and anti-Christians. Will conservatives seek to prove they aren't bigots, or will they call out the sinners and refuse to support anti-Christian media?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Movies for the Dark Enlightenment

Mandela's Necklace - a poor refugee from the Congo flees to apartheid South Africa. He thrives there, builds a life, and eventually works as an informant for the apartheid government which sends him deep into the world of political terrorism. He realizes he is in too deep when he sees the entire family of an informant necklaced. Can he escape before he is forced to watch his family burn alive? This gory and chilling movie, a slow paced horror film with a shocking conclusion, is not suitable for children.

Holodomor: The Forgotten Holocaust - The story of the Ukranian genocide is told from the point of view of an American reporter who witnesses the crimes, but will the world learn the truth?

Mao's Children - the unvarnished story of the reign of Mao, beginning with the Great Leap Forward and ending with the Cultural Revolution is banned in China and rated NC-17 for good reason. The movie is a two-hour saga of man's cruelty to his fellow man; this Chinese language Hollywood production was almost cancelled due to fear of reprisals by China's Communist government.

Star Wars Empire - The idea for this movie was born out of the director's reading of The Case for the Empire. In this retelling, the galaxy is on the verge of war (where it isn't already at war) as the Senate breaks down, and the story unfolds as fans already know. Darth Vader is the Emperor's fist, but he soon realizes that the Emperor enjoys Chaos more than Order. This is confirmed when plans for a moon sized space station to foster population growth is redesigned as a Death Star on the Emperor's orders.

Vader is soon putting together a plan to overthrow the Emperor, but his plans are pushed aside by the Rebellion, which demands his attention. The highlight of the move is Vader's speech to Luke on Order: "Together we can rule the galaxy as father and son and bring Order out of the Chaos. The Emperor only seeks Chaos, but your Rebellion brings nothing more! Ignore your feelings Luke, they lead you astray. The Rebellion is as destructive as the Emperor because it will never quench its thirst for Chaos. Where men create Order, the Rebellion will seek to destroy it with its legions of advisers, economists and do-gooders. We have none of those in the Empire and once the Emperor is gone, men will be free to create their own Order under the protection of the Empire."

The trilogy ends with a throwback to the beginning of the entire saga. We find Luke an old Jedi retired on Tatooine, a planet that has collapsed into such violence that even a Jedi cannot stop it. The final scene is Luke visiting his niece and nephew who have rebuilt Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru's old moisture farm. He discovers their burnt bodies smoldering on the ruins of their farm, victims of a random raiding party. The final words are Luke's: "Father, what have I done?"

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Critique of Capitalism

The book: Outline of Sanity

A review
The greatest evil, according to the Liberal Capitalist ideology, is any type of governmental interference in the private bargaining between employer/employee, seller/buyer, and international financial institution/ local borrower. This is in marked distinction from Chesterton’s attitude towards the necessary role the government has in directing the economic activity of a nation so that monopoly does not exist. Chesterton goes so far as to state, concerning his belief in the need for governmental action for the sake of the economic common good, “The present problem of capitalist concentration is not a question of law but of criminal law, not to mention criminal lunacy.”



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