Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Another 9/11!

New York premiere of 'The Interview' canceled
The premiere of Seth Rogen and James Franco’s comedy “The Interview” in New York has been canceled in the wake of a message sent by the Sony hackers that threatened a 9/11-style attack on theaters showing the film.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Holy !#@$: Republican Brains Spotted

This is brilliant. Republicans have captured a number of blue states in recent elections. Republicans in these states are considering changing how a state's electors are chosen. All states except for Maine and Nebraska are winner take all. In Maine and Nebraska, the electors are voted in each congressional district, with the final 2 votes going to the popular vote winner.

If the changes are made in blue states, it means Republicans could make pickups without performing any better in the popular vote. States such as California, New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania have many Republicans in their Congressional delegation, but the Democrats are almost a lock to win the state each year due to higher populations in the cities. If these changes were implemented in these states (and Republicans can't do this in NY or California, which are key states), Republicans could cut into the Democratic advantage in elections.

Secession is somewhat of a stupid idea because if you look at a county-by-county map of America, it's clear that New York, Illinois,Pennsylvania, and the eastern parts of California, Oregon and Washington, would all opt to join a secessionist rump. Blue state Republicans fighting for their say in the electoral college could be a step in the direction of secession, or a way to make secession unnecessary. If this could be achieved, the only other step needed to restore the country would be to deport all the illegals and assimilated naturalized citizens.

Now they’re trying to steal 2016: The demented GOP schemes to rewire the Electoral College and elect a Tea Party president

Saturday, November 29, 2014

From the People Who Brought You Ebola and Paralyzed Children

Obama's Next Gift: AIDS and Uncurable STDs

Why not allow meth addicts to donate blood? It's only a small step down from guys who have unprotected anal sex with 300 random men each year.

Rabbits love random death and destruction. Got AIDS? Too bad! You can't sue the government for being incompetent and if you protest the blood tainted by a thousand anuses, you are a hater.

FDA weighs lifting ban on blood donations from gay men
Advisers for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will meet next week to decide whether gay men should be allowed to donate blood, the agency’s biggest step yet toward changing the 30-year-old prohibition. 
If the FDA accepts the recommendation from its advisory board, it would roll back a policy that has faced mounting criticism from LGBT advocates and some members of Congress for more than four years.
“We’ve got the ball rolling. I feel like this is a tide-turning vote,” said Ryan James Yezak, an LGBT activist who founded the National Gay Blood Drive and will speak at next week’s meeting. “There’s been a lot of feet dragging and I think they’re realizing it now.”
Reconsidering the policy will be the first agenda item for the Advisory Blood Products Advisory Committee when it meets Dec. 2
Critics of the ban, which was enacted during the national AIDS epidemic in 1983 and was last updated in 1992, say it ignores mounds of scientific evidence concluding that blood donations pose no risk than the greater public if properly screened.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

China Is A Free Country

Beijing store sparks racism row... by banning Chinese customers
A clothing store in Beijing has sparked a bizarre race row by banning Chinese customers from the premises for being "too annoying".
The sign on the front door of the store on Yabao Road reading "Chinese not admitted - staff excluded" appeared more than a week ago, the Beijing Youth Daily reported yesterday after receiving complaints from residents.
"We didn't want to hang up the sign in the first place and lead people to think we Chinese look down upon ourselves. But some Chinese customers are too annoying," a salesperson told the paper, adding that the wholesale store mainly sells to foreigners.
Legal scholar Li Xiandong, of the China University of Political Science and Law, told the Beijing Youth Daily that while the sign was discriminatory, the mainland had not outlawed racial discrimination, so the sign was not breaking any laws.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Chuck Todd of NBC: Bring Back Separate But Equal

I don't see how you reach any other conclusion based on his desire to see that black majority cities are protected by black majority police forces.

If the cops are majority white in a majority black city, this is racist.
If the black cops are sent to majority black neighborhoods, this is racist because the black cops are sent to the high risk areas.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Anonymous Conservative on Obama's Amnesty Move

The amnesty move was triggering. I was listening to Limbaugh and had to shut off the radio because of this:
Basically Rush Limbaugh marveling at how we all know our freedom is ending, and the Constitution is being destroyed. We all know where this leads, but nobody is willing to do anything to stop it. The reason is one we have all experienced. You are irritated by one thing, and it makes you experience anger at another thing which is really so minor it should never have precipitated anger in the first place. That phenomenon works in reverse. You can be so comfortable and un-irritated in life, that even major calamities elsewhere won’t bother you enough to make you act. In this case, what we are missing is resource constriction.
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance, and when most people are fat and happy, they don't want to be vigilant and risk their content existence.

AC is also describing what socionomics would call social mood. The entire society has a mood too and until 2000, it was moving higher.  The socionomic argument is that we as a society are turning negative and the economy will constrict as a result. We do want to fight and clean out thesystem, and therefore we're going to unconsciously pursue policies and behaviors that tank the economy and force the resource constriction that will set off the battle. MGTOW (men going their own way) is an example, the buying of precious metals, destructive economic policies in DC and the "@#%^ it" response from businessmen who sell or refuse to expand. China and Japan's aggressive island policies in the Pacific, the U.S. and Russia confrontation, etc. Everywhere you look, policies that lead to conflict are more numerous than those pursuing cooperation.

This bit is interesting. AC says Obama is a narcissist and he wrote a very good book on it: Dealing With Narcissists, so I defer to his opinion. Here's what he predicts:
I am even increasingly thinking that Obama probably wants to hand the 2016 elections to the Republicans.
One thing about narcissists – everything they do invariably screws over all of the people closest to them, all of the time. 
 Hmmm, so maybe Hillary in 2016 and the wildest Democratic convention since 1968.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Perfect Explanation of Why Leftist Outrage Attacks Work

And also how to defeat them.
Imagine doing this to a child.
The kid is walking through a room doing nothing much and suddenly POW… and then you tell the kid… well that was YOUR fault. You screwed up. You stepped on that spot on the floor.
So the kid looks at the spot and it looks like every other spot. But the kid is told that, no, the fact that she can’t even SEE the spot is what the problem is. You can’t SEE the spot… that’s why it is YOUR fault. Also, a good child will try to learn. You’re a good child, aren’t you?
So the kid says, yes… it was my fault. I could not SEE the spot. Not seeing the spot makes this my fault.
Afterward, it’s still impossible to see the spots, and walking across the room becomes fraught with danger. Sitting down at the keyboard gives this very “good” person the shakes and panic attacks… where are the spots? She still can’t see the spots but she MUST agree and believe that those spots exist.
More here: SJWs and Amygdala Defects

The way to defeat the attack is obvious: deny the existence of the spot. And if you want to turn it up a notch, tell the people who are seeing spots they need to get their eyes or brain checked.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Another Liberal Gets Mugged

Good find by Dyspepsia Generation:
After Tuesday, I don’t know that I can call myself a liberal anymore. It’s not that I don’t want to call myself a liberal. After all, as I understand liberal ideals, I still believe in most of them, if not all of them. No, I guess I’m not a liberal anymore because Bustle, The Verge, Salon, Polygon, Kotaku, Gamasutra, The Mary Sue, The NY Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC, and others spent the last 2 months telling me I’m no longer wanted as an unashamed, voting liberal. They did this based on my primary hobby and the Y chromosome I was born with. They did this after some of them told me I was dead or needed to die for the crime of holding my primary hobby as a part of my identity. They did this because some people I don’t know made threats against people I’d never heard of before; subsequently, I was told I needed to die because of my Y chromosome and my hobby.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Swimming in the Ocean

"It's difficult and uncomfortable to admit that we have to talk about race/class/gender/sexuality/ability/etc, all at once. I get it."

In Russia and  China, they are not talking about race/class/gender/sexuality/ability/etc at all. They are talking about how to annex territory and expand their economies.

Meanwhile, the West is deploying an ever larger share of GDP and mindshare to bullshit.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On Anarcho-Tyranny

From More Right: Social Technology and Anarcho-Tyranny
But I’ve come to understand that anarcho-tyranny, properly used, is a much more specific diagnosis. It is describing a particular set of adaptations that societies are forced to use when they’re living in the aftermath of a collapse in what I’ll call social technology. ......We use the term “technology” when we discover a process that lets you get more output for less investment, whether you’re trying to produce gallons of oil or terabytes of storage. We need a term for this kind of institutional metis – a way to get more social good for every social sacrifice you have to make – and “social technology” fits the bill. Along with the more conventional sort of technology, it has led to most of the good things that we enjoy today.

This fits into this recent post on The Right Stuff on Context Denial, in regards to race. Or as Sailer would put it, noticing things. Leftism in the pursuit of equality denies all context and refuses to notice things. This is why we can't have nice things.

Anarcho-Tyranny is what might be called social sabotage: the destruction of social technology. There is cost, but little to no benefit. Trade-offs are in the middle. Social technology delivers large benefits for small costs.

Problem: high crime in minority neighborhoods
Social technology: deploy police into minority neighborhoods and increase police presence (which could mean physical bodies or tougher policies) until crime rate declines
Context denial: conflate random shootings by white people as equivalent to far higher non-random minority murders
Social sabotage: promote universal police laws that are solely a burden for low crime areas and do nothing to reduce crime rates, such as gun control

Problem: exploding Muslims
Social technology: find the exploding Muslims (as is done in Israel) or deport all Muslims and restrict their entry
Context denial: everyone is a potential terrorist because Oklahoma City
Social sabotage: pass universal airport screening and security checks that burden the 99.9% non-terrorists; spend precious police resources investigating milita groups who play paintball on the weekends

Problem: illegal immigration
Social technology: control the border; find and deport illegal immigrants; ask business to help
Context denial: Europeans came to America with no checks in 1750 so Bangladeshis can come to America in 2014 with no checks
Social sabotage: the State Department implements a labyrinth system of immigration checks on legal immigrants, subjecting them to extensive background checks, medical checks and forcing native citizens to be legally liable if said immigrant ends up on welfare; visitors are all assumed to be immigrants and must pass extensive background checks, denying millions of potential tourists entry. Department of Homeland Security keeps the borders wide open to illegal immigrants and grants them an extended stay in the U.S. free from prosecution; does not check them for diseases and ferries them around the country, spreading disease as far and wide as possible. Propose a national ID system and allow all illegals to stay permanently.

For every failure, the policy response is to tighten universal controls. One shoe bomber? Everyone take off your shoes at the airport. One underwear bomber? Full body x-ray. One iPhone bomb carried in terrorist's anal cavity? ......

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Obola Goes Viral

A Picture Speaks 1000 Words

And that's good news, because soon most Americans may only have a 1000 word vocabulary.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Joke Becomes U.S. Policy

A few days ago I typed up a post after seeing this video: O'Reilly: We Need An Official "Declaration of War On Terrorism"

Immediately, I thought "We Need An Official Declaration of War on War!" That's not a new joke, but it just became a lot funnier because with enough Hopium, stupid jokes can become true!

Obama said that "'we must declare war on war, so the outcome will be peace upon peace.'"
Obama says force is necessary against Islamic State 'killers'

Pakistani Gang Rape in Rotterham, Pakistani Slaves at 7-Eleven

Imagine the Rotherham guys can get together with the 7-Eleven guys. Profit$, The American Dream.

Modern Slave Plantations Running in Virginia

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mystery Virus Is Obama's Gift to America

If they'll lie about 1400 women raped, gang raped and forced into sex slavery in the UK for fear of racism, why wouldn't the American government lie about the origin of a diseases that are suddenly popping up in cities that have been shipped illegal aliens?


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Our Sick Culture

The leftist Gaia religion has imposed its religious beliefs on California area schools. As far as I know, religious worship is not allowed in public schools, but maybe there is an opportunity to turn a frown upside down.

Step 1. Get schools to ban meat on Monday.

Step 2. Get parents concerned.

Step 3. Get them to at least serve fish.

Step 4. Demand it be moved to Friday.

Step 5. Ask the Pope to declare victory over American public schools.

Monday, September 08, 2014

We Are Living in the New Dark Ages

Sometime in the future, society will find that it cannot extirpate destructive cultural memes, pornography and general filth without banning all content created between 19XX and 20XX. There will be professionals tasked with sorting through the cultural artifacts and pulling out the genuine works of art. Due to the general level of discourse however, most everything is inaccessible including Facebook, Twitter and Blogger archives. This period will be dubbed a New Dark Age and relegated to the ash bin of history. Rumors of the content of these sites will be common. Middle school students will amuse themselves by telling their friends that people used to watch videos of coprophagia and it even became a popular cultural meme. The friends won't believe it though. They know the New Dark Age was bad, but not that bad. As time goes by and the culture is re-sensitized, even the exaggerated stories will become tamer, until the supposedly made up rumors of the time will be more tame than prime time cable television.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Anarcho-Tyranny of August

Best take on Ferguson over at Handle's Haus, complete with many links to Sailer's Ferguson posts so I don't have to list them out: Procrustean Rashomon
So, for any major media event of this kind, each faction – Progressives, Libertarians, and Conservatives – will first decide what agenda item is most important to them, then tend to take a very selective sample of the facts, stretch them to fit their preferred ideological version of reality with their own good goods and bad guys, and thus tell stories that differ greatly from each other and also with reality.  Procrustean Rashomon.

A good delineation of what neoreation thinks about democracy from the Outisde In: Non-Democracy
The Neoreactionary critique is in fact directed at demotic government, a regime class that includes democracy, authoritarian populism, and socialist ‘people’s republics’. The reliable signature of this class is that its members legitimate themselves through democracy, however their various levels of democracy are gauged by social scientific analysis. North Korea self-identifies as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (and to a formalist, this is of ineliminable significance). Since it is the principle of democratic legitimation that NRx denounces, its models are restricted to a far more compact class than ‘non-democracies’ — namely, to non-demotic states: with absolute monarchies and colonial regimes as the purest historical examples, supplemented by restricted-franchise commercial republics (17-18th century United Provinces and United Kingdom*), (still virtual) Joint-Stock Republics, and demotically-compromised Confucian Autocracies, plus rightist military juntas (since Pinochet cannot reasonably be excluded). As soon as regimes of such types are statistically amalgamated with socialist / populist dictatorships, the theoretical chaos is irredeemable.
A then there's the podcast from The Right Stuff: The Daily Shoah. If nothing else, listen to the JQMinute that starts around 1hr 42min.

Also from TRS: White-Presenting Nationalism
I’d like to add a wrinkle to that line of reasoning. White “Supremacy” is only reality when whites apply themselves to being as white as possible. Juggalo culture, and Black-Presenting “wiggers” are usually the most derided subset of American whites by anyone with any sort of education or sense of identity. Blacks don’t like the appropriation of their “authentic” ghetto culture, and White-Presenting Whites don’t like seeing their kind imitating people they are clearly better than. I feel literally no loyalty to wiggers or juggalos. They are not part of my vision of Supremacy. The color of their skin doesn’t give them a pass on acting stupid. If anything, their failure to realize their potential is even more damning. Having white skin doesn’t matter if your life’s pursuit is imitating the ghetto.
...Should a black man overcome his own culture, learn to wear a suit, marry a decent woman, raise a family and purchase a home in Outer Whitelandia, his friends and family will always look upon him as a traitor. The television, internet and radio will try their damnedest to convince his negro-with-a-silver-spoon sons to start imitating the poor, violent lifestyle their father escaped. Escaping is in-authentic. Escaping is to be an Uncle Tom. Men like Herman Cain, Thomas Sowell, and countless nameless above average black men who present as average white men are house niggers in some kind of RethugliKKKan conspiracy to… I dunno… turn the descendants of captives into civilized people?  But we want these people. I want these people. I will claim Clarence Thomas as a leader in the W-PN movement if blacks won’t have him. They can keep Trayvon.
 And finally, this month's textbook example of anarcho-tyranny. TSA ADMITS LYING ABOUT ILLEGAL ALIENS FLYING WITHOUT PROPER ID
The newly-surfaced TSA letter was penned on August 7, according to the Gateway Pundit. It was reportedly sent from the TSA to Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX), a member of the Border Security Caucus. The letter confirms that illegal aliens are being allowed to board planes using a Notice to Appear form (also known as I-862), as Darby revealed in July. 
Hector Garza, a spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) told Darby that Notice to Appear forms can "easily be reproduced or manipulated on any home computer. The Notice to Appear form has no photo, anyone can make one and manipulate one. They do not have any security features, no watermark, nothing. They are simply printed on standard copy paper based on the information the illegal alien says is the truth."
Did ISIS get that memo?

And the bonus: Immigration is indeed a winning issue, as long as it's immigration restriction. After Hitting Shaheen on Immigration, Brown Closes Gap in New Hampshire

Saturday, August 09, 2014

ESPN Consumes Itself

ESPN has suspended another host. This one admitted that 20+ years ago, his girlfriend (now his wife) slapped him, so he slapped her back. They were both drunk and in college. This follows the suspension of another host who said you have to look at the facts of a case in domestic abuse situations. ESPN also suspended another host for making a joke billboard.
ESPN Suspends Host for Domestic Abuse Story

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The War on Whites

At least one Republican has woken up to reality. Let's see if this is picked up more broadly. Based on the way the Democrats have declared the "War on Women," pretty much anything white people want, that Democrats oppose, is evidence of hating whites and declaring war on them. In other words, it's illogical. The age of pure identity politics is almost upon us.

Republican blasts Dem 'war on whites'

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Must See Video

Stefan Molyneux explains the current immigration situation with a detour through communist takeover of American institutions.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Monarchy Is Good

Why Monarchies Are Still Relevant and Useful in the 21st Century
Monarchies have an extremely valuable role to play, even in the 21st century. If anything their number should be added to rather than subtracted from. To understand why, it is important to consider the merits of monarchy objectively without resorting to the tautology that countries ought to be democracies because they ought to be democracies.
There are several advantages in having a monarchy in the 21st century......

Adam Carolla Sees Cthulhu

13 minutes in. Again...................something's happenning....and it's happening really fast and it's gettin' kinda scary. There's a new kind of, it's a weird thing, it's a kind of McCarthyism, but it's reverse's got a lynch mob mentality to it........

Friday, June 13, 2014

Those Catholic Progressives

This post at Jim's Blog garnered nearly 200 comments. The Christian right – is left.
Suppose a neoreactionary becomes a Roman Catholic. Trouble is that the Pope is to the left of Pol Pot. So he can disown the pope, and keep the New Testament, which is kind of protestant of him, or disown the New Testament and keep the pope, which is kind of commie of him.
He wants to be a throne and altar conservative, but all the thrones are empty, and all the altars desecrated, so he winds up worshiping desecration, which is one step away from the New Age worship of demons and the evil dead.
Communion for the Remarried Still a Heated Debate
Pope Francis doesn't like the discussion in view of the upcoming synod being focused only on communion for the divorced and remarried. He said so to journalists during the flight back to Rome from the Holy Land. His preference is decidedly for a "holistic," global reflection on the family. But what focused everyone's attention on that controversial point was precisely the presentation with which Cardinal Walter Kasper introduced the consistory last February. A presentation that Francis immediately passed with flying colors, telling the cardinals he had found it theologically "profound," "serene," thought out "on [his] knees," and that the Argentine Jesuit Juan Carlos Scannone, the theology professor of the young Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has praised even more highly in the latest issue of "La Civiltà Cattolica."
The fact is that since that consistory the controversy over communion for the remarried has rocked the Church even at the highest levels. Cardinal Kasper himself has again spoken out in favor of communion for the remarried, in an extensive interview with "Commonweal." But there has also been public opposition to Kasper, including from cardinals Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Carlo Caffarra, Velasio De Paolis, and Walter Brandmüller.
There are two letters posted at the link, one by Brandmüller, and one by Monsignor Martin Grichting, vicar general of the diocese of Chur, Switzerland, arguing against communion for the remarried.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Hey Floating City Guys (Seasteaders)

Maybe you should make a deal with the Chinese. You can build a city on the sea and run by your own rules, but the Chinese get to claim it as territory when it comes to mineral rights. Or maybe get the Philippines and Japanese involved and see who makes the best offer.

 China plans artificial island in disputed Spratlys chain in South China Sea

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Anissimov on Infiltration; Why Social Conservatism is Necessary

Social Conservatism and Drawing a Line in the Sand
There is a certain basic amount of social conservatism which must be met among all those who label themselves “neoreactionary”. For instance, someone who is as socially liberal as the average member of the Democratic party would not qualify as a neoreactionary, even if they insisted upon using the label. I want to say that this wouldn’t be controversial among anybody, but I don’t even know anymore. That is a profoundly negative sign, a sign that we may be falling prey to Conquest’s Second Law: Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing. In other words, leftward drift is insidious.
That didn't take long at all.
“Neo” is not an infinite license to throw social conservatism out the window and allow libertarians to redefine neoreaction as “politically schizophrenic leftish anarcha-feminism” or whatever confused Whiggery their minds are still stuck on. The “neo” is a new discovery of reactionary thought, not the complete mutation of reactionary thought until it is in lockstep with modern liberal licentiousness. Any “reactionary”, neo or otherwise, who cannot react against liberalism and progressivism, is not a reactionary at all, nor a “neoreactionary.”
Lots more at the link. I have seen this going around. It's basically the "democracy sucks" wing of the Left, which has always existed. For the progressives, they need to take one step to  keep the game going: end elections and seize power. Permanently remove the threat of the yahoos. Yeah, Obama won and the demographics look good, but more Hispanics are checking the white box on the census. You don't think they'd ever vote for Palin, do you?

Anissimov also talks about the libertarians. They are in it for the process. They'll let the reactionaries go off and form their state of reaction, but they won't move there, they'll live in the low tax/socially liberal country that probably, if ever person in America who wanted that society moved there, would have a population not exceeding 3 million. But they won't like the state of reaction. And since the state of reaction will have a very small, but very powerful government that will attract the K-selected, it would quickly become the "hate state" and "something should have to be done about it" would become the popular opinion in the popular opinion forming progressive land.

There was a comment thread on dark enlightenment or neoreactionaries on reddit. One commenter said he was for the self-determination aspect (i'm glossing over a lot of details) and a DE/NRxer replied, what if that leads to very socially conservative society where pornography is banned, but everyone is cool with it? The commenter replied they'd start smuggling porn into that country. That describes the attitude of many (but far from all) libertarians.

A couple of days ago, Anissimov wrote The Purpose of Reactionaries
As reactionaries, we must reject behaviors and lifestyles which are destructive to strong families. Divorce, men pretending to be women, women pretending to be men, those who promote inter-gender conflict, men and women rejecting intimacy, bearing children out of wedlock; all these follies threaten the future and strength of our people. Societies that embrace them will die, those that reject them will live.
To the list add: reject pornography. People may struggle with that, but one must be firmly against it and seek to minimize it.

Ramzpaul also had an excellent summary of what is wrong with the PUA community at the end of this video:

The advice goes for individuals, but also for community. To build is to exclude. When a sculptor takes a block of stone, he does not add to it, he chisels it away. Inclusion is a fool's errand. Inclusion is a doctrine of progressivism: multiculturalism and "tolerance", in which tolerance means except everything and exclude nothing. The point isn't that reactionaries need decide how to exclude people, it is that a reactionary society excludes people because it is pursuing the goals such as order, stability, low time preference. A healthy reactionary/socially conservative society recognizes that divorce is like an infectious disease. Tolerance for weakness and sin among us will not help lift us up, but drag more of us down. Tolerate r-selected behaviors and they will spread. Enforce K-selected norms and they will dominate.

Right-wing societies survive because they fight to preserve order amidst chaos,  left-wing society let's the entropy come. This is perhaps one of the best descriptions of this aspect of a right-wing society:

The "Faustian" alternative to "classic" civilization really is no civilization at all. Goethe's tragedy remains the great modern epic. Faust has exhausted philosophy and science before signing up with Mephistopheles. At the end of his misadventures, his final hope is to live among a free people on free soil, on land reclaimed from the sea, an existence so precarious that it would rule out the cardinal sin of complacency. United against a sea that at any moment might rush in, Faust's people would live in a state of constant mobilization. One wonders if Goethe would have recognized his ideal in modern Israel. Tragically, however, Faust employs tyrannical methods to advance his project, which turns out to be delusional. Because Faust never ceased to strive through all his failed projects, Goethe allows his soul to be saved. That offers scant comfort to the rest of us, who observe that Faust left nothing but ruin behind him in all his striving.
The left says: come on in, the water's fine. Today, everyone is in the ocean. There is no dry land, not much larger than a church or a house anyway. To reclaim the land from the sea takes a mighty effort, but to begin you must start pumping out the water.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

At Least Neoreaction Asks Good Questions

If nothing else, the neoreactionaries are good at identifying a problem and asking pointed questions.

An Open Letter to Feminist Women of Color…

I bring this up because this sort of behavior is symbolic of how all white feminists have treated their feminist sisters of color, treating them as props for social status and using them as stepping stones on their career path, if not ignoring them completely. Search your feelings. You know this to be true.
Feminism was never about you. It was about white women, and you’re just a footnote to them. Have you ever felt that sometimes white feminists were being disingenuous around you, or maybe even toward you? Trust those feelings.
Now, I admit it, white feminists are powerful allies. I can understand if you don’t want to break with them entirely. Still, it seems clear that their interests are not your interests, and tying yourself to them completely will serve only to help them get what they want at the expense of you getting what you want.
More on the topic here: An Interview With Janet “JudgyBitch” Bloomfield
Let me state up front that I don’t believe feminism engaged in any kind of mass conspiracy to essentially enslave black women – but the effect has been exactly that. It’s a nice coincidence that feminists seem deeply unwilling to address. There are two things working in concert: women in the paid labor force and single motherhood.
In order for (mostly) white women to enter the paid labor force with their fancy college degrees in reading and feeling, they need an exploitable class of individuals to provide domestic services at wages that won’t eat up their own wages. Maids, nannies, child care workers, housekeepers – these are some of the shittiest, most underpaid jobs a woman can get. And those are jobs that are disproportionately performed by women of color. In order to incentive women of color to accept these shitty jobs with crappy wages and no benefits, they need to have no plausible alternatives.
Enter the single mother. By creating a culture that is welcoming of single motherhood – de-stigmatizing it and treating it as a “lifestyle choice”,and then adding the widespread of incarceration of men of color and black men in particular, that incentive is in place. Daddy in jail and Mommy a single mother is a perfect recipe for creating an exploitable class of women who can pick up all the white lady’s shit work.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Deep Thoughts on President Obama

Police Commissioner in NH town has deep thoughts on Obama, airs his views and refuses to apologize for them.
"I believe I did use the 'N' word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse (sic)," Copeland said in the email. "For this, I do not apologize -- he meets and exceeds my criteria for such."
Wolfeboro residents demand commissioner resign over racial slur

Friday, May 16, 2014

Time to Organize A Move Your Deposits and Business From SunTrust Day...or Not

SunTrust Cuts Business Ties With Benham Brothers After Conservative Views Attacked
In their statement, the Benhams said they “recognize SunTrust’s right to hire or fire any real estate broker they choose but do not support the decision” to fire independent franchisees that are associated with them. Many of these franchisees, they said, “do not hold the same beliefs” they do.
“As Americans we find ourselves at a crossroads and are forced with a decision to either stand up or sit down,” David Benham said. “Evidently, SunTrust’s longstanding commitment to diversity must not include our historic Christian values.”
One such franchisee is Joel Morimanno of Benham Real Estate of SW Florida.
“I believe SunTrust has requested a blanket reassignment of all Benham Brother listings across the nation because of their Christian beliefs,” Morimanno said in a statement to TheDC.
“The success of my business is based on my performance,” he said. “I work hard to maintain a Preferred Status with all my clients. It appears that SunTrust simply reassigned the listing based on other external factors.”
In an email obtained by TheDC, Morimanno was told by SunTrust’s third-party asset management company: “Unfortunately the seller (SunTrust) is asking for this property to be re-assigned. This was the direct clients (SunTrust) request. I really appreciate all your efforts on this property…This one is out of our control. It is really nothing you did.”
“It is highly unusual for a big asset manager to reassign assets without cause. I even offered to waive my commissions on the sale of the property but they refused and said they were required to reassign the property,” Morimanno explained.
Organize a day and have everyone move their deposits and business from SunTrust. Maybe June 3? That is the day of Saints Charles Lwanga and Companions.

One of 22 Ugandan martyrs, Charles Lwanga is the patron of youth and Catholic action in most of tropical Africa. He protected his fellow pages (aged 13 to 30) from the homosexual demands of the Bagandan ruler, Mwanga, and encouraged and instructed them in the Catholic faith during their imprisonment for refusing the ruler’s demands. For his own unwillingness to submit to the immoral acts and his efforts to safeguard the faith of his friends, Charles was burned to death at Namugongo on June 3, 1886, by Mwanga’s order.
Update: SunTrust Reverses Decision On Conservative Benham Brothers

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Society Cannot Tolerate White Liberals Anymore

Ever notice that white liberals like to scream about how white NFL quarterbacks or Silicon Valley programmers are, but they never notice how the liberal media is dominated by white people? Something must be done about this. It is intolerable than in 2014, liberalism is still run by white people. The Democratic Party is almost 50% minority, but aside from the 50% minority president, does anyone see much minority in the faces of Democrats? No, instead it is white, white, white. Turn on the TV and the liberal media is dominated by white faces. Sure, the racists at Fox will have white people, but what can we do about that? Racist gonna raciss'. But we can do something about racism in the liberal media because liberals care about diversity, but they aren't practicing it, at least according to this article written by a white guy who is a minority because Hispanic.

The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Bill Whittle Discusses r/K Theory

Starting from about 59 minutes in.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Blank Slate Trigger Warning

The secret of longer life: eat raw fish and drink green tea

The benefits of drinking green tea and eating raw fish are extolled in a new study showing that Japanese women live longer than any others. Their ultra-healthy diet — no bread, no dairy — means that they live to an average of 86.4 years, considerably older than British women at 82.7 years and even the famously healthy Italians at 84.4. The Office for National Statistics said however that there was no reason why British women should not catch up with their Asian counterparts if they adopted a similar lifestyle......

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bad Vibrations

On Sunday, Vox Day asked: Why now? Referencing recent episodes at Brandeis, Mozilla, (and we could add SFWA, A&E and more) Ross Douthat wrote:
What both cases illustrate, with their fuzzy rhetoric masking ideological pressure, is a serious moral defect at the heart of elite culture in America.
Vox commented: Dogmatic and dishonest
I think the interesting question to ask here is not why these organizations are behaving in this morally defective fashion, but rather, why now?
Today, Vox posts a message from Anonymous Conservative:
Something difficult to pin down is activating amygdalae. It's telling everyone's brain that bad is coming, and everyone is trying to assuage those amygdalae, to turn off all the uncomfortable warning alarms they are producing in their brains. Conservatives buy up guns and canned goods to ease the stress level and lower the warning level by preparing. Liberals, deep down know the collapse is the end for them, so the only way to assuage their amygdalae is to retreat even deeper into the bubbles of denial that are producing our problems the begin with. Part of that denial is sending anyone who doesn't tell them the future is happy far, far away, so they won't have to think about it.
Perhaps it is...the horror.
“What is to be done?” is not a neutral question. The agent it invokes already strains towards progress. This suffices to suggest a horrorist response: Nothing. Do nothing. Your progressive ‘praxis’ will come to nought in any case. Despair. Subside into horror. You can pretend to prevail in antagonism against ‘us’, but reality is your true — and fatal — enemy. We have no interest in shouting at you. We whisper, gently, in your ear: “despair”.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

When Patriarchs Rule: Delta/Beta Country

This is what a nation values when its culture is ruled by the iron fist of the Patriarchy.


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

China Still Sells Them

Hungarian Right in Control

Fidesz and company win 44%, Jobbik wins 20%.

Hungary re-elects ruling party in parliamentary vote, far-right gains support
The Fidesz party is estimated to have won 133 out of 199 mandates in parliament, the election office said after 96 percent of the votes were counted. The leftist alliance is forecasted to win 38 seats, while Jobbik is expected to win 23 seats.
Hungarian politics is now the complete opposite of most Western nations. Where the center parties rule as the far-left party pulls the center towards the left in most of Europe and North America, the decidedly conservative Fidesz rules as Jobbik pulls the nation further right.
Orban has trumpeted a more than 20-per cent cut in utility prices but value-added tax (VAT) is the highest in the EU. Poverty rates are high and a harsh “workfare” scheme forces the unemployed to perform menial work in return for benefits.
The left is paying for their attacks on Fidesz. They lumped them together with Jobbik and tried to destroy them both in the Western leftist controlled media. Now Jobbik is surging in popularity and even the left has to admit Fidesz is not Jobbik.

Snopes Fail

Remember the Craiglist ad from the woman looking for a rich man, and the answer that she is a depreciating asset and a "pump and dump?" Snopes claims its legend, then gets confused by the term "pump and dump."

 Fool's Gold Digger
As for the anonymous replier, while his analysis of the situation might be sound (if a woman is intent upon valuing herself only in terms of her physical perfection, she'd better realize her assets are under constant assault by time, a battle she's slated to eventually lose), his terming what the putative gold digger is doing as "classic pump and dump" doesn't quite fit the mark. A "pump and dump" is a stock scheme whereby worthless goods are pushed by fast-talking boiler room operators upon unenlightened buyers, resulting in these purchases unnaturally inflating the share price far beyond its intrinsic value. The scam's operators then sell off their own holdings of these securities once the market hits its high, leaving those they've duped to endure financial ruin as the share price comes crashing down. If the gal's physical assets are as she represents them ("spectacularly beautiful"), then there is no "pump" to the scheme — although what she's trading in will eventually decline in value, it is as represented today.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Notes For the Reactionary of Tomorrow

A few snippets from the first part of a long essay.

National Review; Joseph Sobran; 12/31/1985.

"He who is unaware of his ignorance," writes Richard Whately, "will only be misled by his knowledge." And that is the trouble with the liberal, the socialist, the Communist, and a dozen other species of political cranks who have achieved respectability in our time: they disregard so much of what is constant and latent in life. They fail to notice; they fail to appreciate.
Most of the world is a mystery. Consciousness is a little clearing in a vast forest; every individual has his own special relation to the area of mystery, his own little discoveries to impart. Discovery is by definition unpredictable, and it is absurd for the state to foreclose the process of learning. There are moods when we are too exhausted to imagine that there is still more to be learned; an ideology is a system of ideas that wants to end the explorations we are constantly making at the margin of consciousness, and to declare all the mysteries solved. This is like the congressman who introduced a bill a century ago to close the U.S. Patent Office, on the ground that every possible invention had already been invented. 

Only a madman, one might think, would dare to speak of changing the entire milieu -- "building a new society" -- or even to speak as if such a thing were possible. And yet this is the current political idiom. It is seriously out of touch with a set of traditions whose good effects it takes too much for granted; it fails to appreciate them, as it fails to appreciate the human situation.
A political and legal system has to be based on the moral habits of its citizens, if it is concerned with anything more than power. To say that "that government is best which governs least" is not to yearn for anarchy: it is to say that those laws are best that don't require a huge apparatus of surveillance and enforcement. The foolishness of Prohibition was that it pitted the law against deep-rooted ways of life. Socialism makes the same mistake on an even larger scale. As Burke puts it, "I cannot conceive how any man can have brought himself to that pitch of presumption, to consider his country as nothing but carte blanche, upon which he may scribble whatever he pleases." 
The conservative isn't embarrassed by the particularity of his traditions; he loves it. He neither shares nor understands the liberal's passion for taking positive measures to cut the present off from the past, as by erasing traces of christianity in the law. It is Christianity, after all, that has formed our ideas of law. To accept this fact is no more to "establish religion" than writing the laws in English is to "discriminate against" people who don't speak English. Christianity is the basis of our moral idiom. Anyone who doubts this should try to imagine imposing the U.S. Constitution on a Moslem or Hindu country. Roosting Christianity out of our political tradition is like rooting words derived from Latin out of our dictionaries. It remains embedded even when it isn't noticed. There is no real point in trying to take it out or, for that matter, to put more of it in. 

The liberal has no specific objection to totalitarianism for the simple reason that he is already operating on totalitarian premises. He may be less headlong and bloddthirsty than the Communist, buth he has as little regard for the past as little sense that there may be anything in the tradition he inherits that deserves the effort of appreciation or surpasses his understanding. He judges everything in terms of a few ready-made political categories, which are expressed in a monotonous cant of "equality," "discrimination," "freedom of expression," and the like. He never thinks of these as possibly inadequate to his situation, because he never thinks of himself as working in partnership with the past, let alone as the junior partner in the relationship. Patience and humility aren't the marks of the malcontent. He is too busy making war on poverty to think of making his peace with prosperity: if the real economy doesn't spread wealth as quickly and evenly as he would like, he blames it and tries to remake it, taking no responsibility, however, for the adverse results of his efforts.
The chief objection to liberal moralism, in fact, is that it is immoral. This is equally true of all ideologies that dispense with realities they can't include in their visions. The economy, they think, has failed; the family has failed; the church has failed; the whole world has failed. But their visions have never faileD, no matter what their cost in waste of human lives and possibilities. The dream itself is sovereign; to reject it is to be guilty of refusing to aspire; to embrace it is to lay claim to a moral blank check. As Burke said of the French revolutionaries: "In the manifest faulure of their abilities, they take credit for their intentions."
On this view, the existing rules of society have been made by the strong, for the strong, and are inherently "exploitative" of the weak. If follows that if the weak are to be protected, it must be not by maintaining the rules but by making exceptions to them. The fluidity of "the weak" muddles the situation, but this has not stopped liberalism from making zigzagging demands of the law. In 1964, for example, it sought, and got, a federal "civil-rights" law that seemed to have the neutral character of real law, and was understood to mandate "color-blind" behavior; then it turned around and demanded that the law be applied in color-conscious ways, implying that the very color-blind application it had formerly promised would be, in essence, "discriminatory." So this law, which was impartial in form, was turned into a device for racial privilege, and citizens who had supported the law because it offered to protect the weak were now told that if it were applied the way they had been assured it would be applied, it would favor the strong! 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Chop Suey Louie

Back in the olden days of 1998, before there were Twitter hashtag activists patrolling the world, even Conan had haters on. The hate begins after 8:30. I can't believe there were professional haters back in the olden days. This is not acceptable.
Don Rickles Conan 1998 by dm_51e2740562bcb

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Anissimov Hits the Faux Right

This is a great post by Anissimov worth sharing with right-leaning friends and family who would be likely to line up and vote for another liberal Republican if that is the candidate in 2016.

The Milquetoast Conservative Squad

“True conservatism,” “paleoconservatism,” or, as it used to simply be called, “conservatism,” has been almost completely hollowed out by classical liberals with little interest in social conservatism. These people chat, party, and are allied with libertines. They almost exclusively live in New York City or D.C. They are a bunch of frauds, and they know it, which makes them hyper-defensive. These are the people you might see trashed at cocktail parties during CPAC. They’re clued into the fact that I have their number, which manifests as hysterical anti-Anissimov ad hominem attacks; you’ll note that they never respond to the substance of my criticism.
To these folks, conservatism is not a cause, it’s a career. There is a niche for liberal “conservatism,” and they fill it. A few genuine conservatives like Rod Dreher are along for the ride, mostly clueless about the machine they are embedded in. Tradition means nothing to these people. They used to be a uniquely American aberration—people who call themselves conservatives but worship the “immortal principles” of the French Revolution. They are a controlled opposition for progressives, a “false target” that can be used for rhetorical needs.
Faux conservatives should be outed and they should have no part in leadership. One reason why conservatives see a continually shrinking circle of influence and are open to entryism is that they adhere to social rules that no longer exist outside of conservatism. In politics, this means outing your enemies and calling for their removal from leadership positions, or being accurately labeled as liberals. It is similar with chivalry: those women who adhere to traditional sex roles should be treated with chivalry, but those who insist upon modern rules should be treated exactly the same way as you treat men.

Some conservatives will say this means you are becoming just like the liberals. Hardly. No one is going to do to a faux conservative what liberals do to their own when they utter a sentence of crime think. But in order to keep it that way, you need to have organizations led by conservatives who will keep them conservatives. Otherwise, you will get Richwined.

How Democracy Destroyed America's Housing Market

The Red Pill is getting into the water supply.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Important Primary Race in North Carolina

If you want to send a message to the GOP on immigration, North Carolina House District 02 has a Republican primary race that is centering on the immigration issue. Here is Laura Ingraham taking it to the amnesty favoring incumbent.


Sunday, March 09, 2014

Wave Bye-Bye to the White Democrats

I'm confused about which party is more racist. Supposedly the GOP has racist policies, but the white Republicans do represent racist white people, so they're at least consistent.

The Democrats are the party for minorities, where non-whites are getting close to 50% of membership. Pretty sure they're counting white people with Hispanic surnames as not white, but'd have to think that there'd be several minority candidates for statewide office this year. Except......the Democrats are running almost a full slate of white people, exactly like the GOP. Is the party run by cryptoracists?

From Red State:
At this writing, the Democrats are running a candidate in 62 Senate and Governors’ races this fall (nobody has really stepped forward yet in the Nevada, Tennessee or Wyoming Governors’ races). And depending how you count the frontrunners, anywhere from 57 to 60 of those 62 candidates will be white (92-96%), and 47 to 49 of them will be white males (more than 75%).
And then check out this: Wendy Davis, the white Democrat candidate for office in Texas, lost all the Hispanic counties to a candidate with a Hispanic surname (shades of Alvin Greene).There may even be another Alvin Greene result with a black woman running for Senate against a white male in South Carolina. The Democrats’ 2014 Whitewash

I already have the post-election messaging for the 2014 midterm election: Democrats blew their chance to beat the GOP by running all white candidates, the same as the GOP. In 2016, they should show their commitment to diversity and run minorities for every statewide office.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Immigration Will Be The Central Issue in European Parliamentary Elections

So says Nigel Farage starting around the 18 minute mark. "If you support open door immigration, vote Labour, vote Conservative, vote LibDem. If you believe we should govern our borders, if you believe we should control immigration, if you believe we should have a sensible immigration policy with...not just quantity control, but also quality UKIP."

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Something to Consider

From Market Ticker. Why is it that supposedly intelligent people, well intentioned people, have produced results like that?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Red Pill Going Mainstream

James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal has brought some red pill ideas into the mainstream. Today, ZeroHedge published a red pill inspired attack on political correctness. While ZH it is not mainstream, it is one of the largest financial blogs in the English speaking world.

The Twisted Motives Behind Political Correctness by by Brandon Smith of

ZH is a financial blog, but one that often recognizes that the financial problems in the country do not end on Wall Street. I find the convergence interesting. The big Chinese wall is between the libertarians and the dark enlightenment, but on that score, even Ron Paul is talking about self-determination. Skip to 2:40 for the comment on self-determination.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

China Is An Emerging Economy

The United States is a submerging economy. -Peter Schiff

Friday, February 14, 2014

Even Handed Coverage of NeoReaction

Mencius Moldbug is a Technocrat Handle's response: Adam Gurri Is A Mensch

A Defense of Bronies

In Defense of Bronies
You’d have to be mentally ill to see Bronies as anything other than loser weirdo fag loser nerd perverts. However, after watching My Little Pony, talking to their fans, and checking out the documentary Bronies, the truth hit me like an atomic wedgie. This isn’t about wimps such as Pajama Boy or those disgusting perverted Furries. It’s about autistic men trying to overcome their largest impairment: social interaction. Once you figure that out, making fun of them becomes equivalent to going up to a cancer patient on the dance floor, ripping off her wig, and yelling, “HA HA YOU’RE BALD!”
Worth a read.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Why Are So Many Bankers Committing Suicide?

Maybe this is like child kidnappings and school shootings: more media coverage makes you think there more of it happening. If not, what's up? The market is at an all-time high...... That makes six
As Zerohedge points out, this "suicide" follows "the jumping deaths of 2 London bankers and a former-Fed economist in the US". This seems a little strange considering how the financial companies are presently sitting very fat and happy. There have also been two suicides in Switzerland; the CFO of Zurich Insurance and the CEO of Swisscom.
And now seven: Another JPMorgan Banker Dies, 37 Year Old Executive Director Of Program Trading
The circumstances surrounding his death are scarce, but what is most notable is that not only is Crane the second very young JPMorgan banker to pass in recent days, but is also the fourth banker death in under a month. We can only hope this disturbing chain of deaths within the financial industry - one of which involved a nail-gun induced suicide - is purely accidental.
ZeroHedge still leaves off the two Swiss suicides. The nail gun one is strange:
A coroner's spokeswoman Thursday said Talley was found in his garage by a family member who called authorities. They said Talley died from seven or eight self-inflicted wounds from a nail gun fired into his torso and head.

Obama Ate My Balls

Because Obama.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Canada Starts Closing the Door to Immigrants

Canada scraps millionaire visa scheme, 'dumps 46,000 Chinese applications'
Canada’s government has announced that it is scrapping its controversial investor visa scheme, which has allowed waves of rich Hongkongers and mainland Chinese to immigrate since 1986.
The surprise announcement was made in Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s budget, which was delivered to parliament in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon local time. Tens of thousands of Chinese millionaires in the queue will reportedly have their applications scrapped and their application fees returned.
The decision came less than a week after the South China Morning Post published a series of investigative reports into the controversial 28-year-old scheme. The Post revealed how the scheme spun out of control when Canada’s Hong Kong consulate was overwhelmed by a massive influx of applications from mainland millionaires. Applications to the scheme were frozen in 2012 as a result, as immigration staff struggled to clear the backlog
About 66,000 people will have their applications cancelled. No doubt nearly all 66,000 will now try Australia, the U.S., U.K. or New Zealand, with the bulk possibly leaning towards the U.S. due to the still extant investment visa program.

Swiss Vote to Limit Immigration

The Swiss have fired the first shot (following their prior ban on minarets) in the new immigration battle. The tide is indeed turning against immigration and has been since 2000 with the creation of the EU marking the peak. That was the peak time for social mood, when everyone believed in the shiny happy future. The tech bubble was roaring, Europe was unifying, the Cold War was over......Since then every attempt at immigration amnesty in the U.S. has failed. A lot of people are worried this will eventually pass, but that's a streak to feel confident about.

These votes also show us the stupidity of the American right, or nominal right that is the GOP. Every time you hear about immigration in world news, it is about restrictions. Even in the Dominican Republic (!), where the government is stripping citizens of their citizenship and deporting them back to Haiti. Simply put immigration restrictions on the table in the U.S. and it will quickly dominate the debate. The Overton window has long since moved to the right, but the GOP and conservatives remain under the illusion that the left is popular. If instead they brought up immigration restrictions as an options, the left would run full speed and try to jump through that Overton window, only to smash face first into a brick wall.

It doesn't matter what angle you come at it. First, there's high unemployment. Clearly, increasing the supply of labor isn't going to help. Second, there's the cultural/language debate. Third, there's the pressure on real estate prices. But fourth, and perhaps most powerful, is to use Judo against the main argument: the West and Japan must import foreigners to work in order to pay retiree pensions. From the reverse side, however, don't low fertility rates signal the population wants to have less population growth? It is like if someone said they didn't want more cake, and the response was to bring them more cake.

Finally, there's the environmental argument. Why doesn't a conservative politician make a strong anti-immigration argument based on environmental concerns? Besides being an effective argument (less immigration means less houses means more open land), it throws a wedge into the left. Environmentalists were anti immigration. Which gets me thinking, has anyone pointed out California's drought might not be as bad were it not for all the immigrants coming in?

I don't expect the GOP will come out with a "deport all the illegal aliens and retroactively revoke birth by citizenship, deporting all native born children home with their foreign born parents" bill anytime soon, if ever. But based on the way things are going, it would eventually garner a majority of votes.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

No Fear of Ammo Shortages

You've probably seen stories about the Feds buying up ammunition. The latest of these stories can be seen here: U.S. Postal Service Announces Giant Ammo Purchase.

My take from the start has been: why is the government buying so much ammo? I don't know the answer, maybe this is just media hype or something sinister. Either way, I have two following thoughts. One is that the Feds are unlikely to use all the ammo if they're hoarding it, in which case it could well fall into the hands of citizens as part of surplus ammo sales. Second, if the Feds are artificially driving up demand for ammo, it will cause manufacturers to expand and push down the long-term cost of ammo.

And this seems to be the case. Is The Obama Administration The Cause Of Gun Ammunition Shortages?

American Ammo Makers Are Expanding
The increased demand has prompted ammunition makers in the U.S. to expand facilities, add new shifts and streamline production. Federal Premium says, “Our facilities operate 24-hours a day. We are continually making process improvements to increase our efficiency and investing in capital and personnel where we have sustained demand. We are bringing additional capacity online again this year.”
As they work to catch up with demand, Federal posted a statement on its website saying, “We are currently experiencing high demand for our products. We appreciate your patience and support and remain committed to serving all of our customers, from hunters and sport shooters to those who protect our country and our streets.”
And this bit is a funny irony for the gun haters:
One little-noted benefit to the surge in gun and ammo sales is that every time someone buys a gun or a box of ammo they’re paying a tax that must be used for wildlife conservation projects, gun ranges and other such outdoor-related programs. This tax on firearm and hunting related goods was created in 1937 when Congress passed the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (often referred to as the “Pittman-Robertson Act”). In 2013 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates this tax will generate $376 million for conservation programs, land acquisition and other outdoor-related expenditures and projects. So, in a way, all these new gun owners are pulling the trigger for conservation more and more often. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Anissimov on Monarchy; Why Wait?

Clarifications on Monarchy
Do I advocate turning the United States into a single monarchy? No; as I described in an earlier post, I’d rather see it break up into five or six parts, and for some or all of these parts to transition to monarchy.
Do I think that monarchy could be taken seriously again as a form of government in the near future? I absolutely do. Neoreactionary arguments in favor of monarchy have already struck a chord among the libertarian and conservative right, and the chatter—and web traffic—is quickly growing every day. People realize that the current system isn’t working.
Only five percent of Americans think that the American system of government works well enough to need no changes, and 51% think it needs either “significant or total change”. Based on my understanding of history, populist movements towards “total change” tend to end in Communism or Fascism, and I’d much rather it end in monarchy. This may mean importing a prince from elsewhere to rule over a part of the United States. It sounds crazy to the democratic American mind, but this system of government was perfectly normal for over 100 million Europeans just a century ago. The Republic is the ephemeral phenomena, not monarchy. We can break apart the United States and have a monarchy tomorrow if enough people want it. A few articulate people arguing in its favor from a position of sincerity can have a tremendous impact.
We can have a King today if we want one.

In May I posted:  Have you heard of Aga Khan?

Forbes describes the Aga Khan as one of the world's ten richest royals with an estimated net worth of $800 million USD (2010). Additionally he is unique among the richest royals as he does not preside over a geographic territory.[1] He owns hundreds of racehorses, valuable stud farms, an exclusive yacht club on Sardinia,[19] a private island in the Bahamas, two Bombardier jets, a 12-seat helicopter,[20] a £100 million high speed yacht named after his prize racehorse,[21] and several estates around the world, including an estate called Aiglemont in the town of Gouvieux, France, north of Paris. His philanthropic institutions, funded by his followers, spend more than $600 million per year – primarily in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.[22] In 2007, after an interview with the Aga Khan, G. Pascal Zachary, of the The New York Times, wrote, "Part of the Aga Khan's personal wealth [used by him and his family], which his advisers say exceeds $1 billion [USD], comes from a dizzyingly complex system of tithes[23] that some of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims pay him each year [one of which is called dasond,[23][24] which is at least 12.5% of each Nizari Ismaili's gross[23] annual income] – an amount that he will not disclose but which may reach hundreds of millions of dollars annually."[6]
A king is not needed today. But there are lots of organizations that take on quasi-governmental roles, particularly in the modern age when government has taken over so much of society.

Recently Anissimov also posted:
1) Group of ~100 wealthy, well-connected people to be founders of a new country, like the Constitutional Congress.

2) Group of 10,000+ people who actually want to form a new country or will at least go along with it happily. Ideally more like twenty million.

Different strategies are needed to establish each group. Group 1 needs detailed arguments, practical plans, deep ideological agreement, and a huge stack of papers that set out the basic legal and administrative order of the country. High IQ, well-educated territory. Not for mass consumption. A list of officials for the new country would also need to be drawn up.

Group 2 needs enthusiasm and friendship more than anything intellectual. Personal, social solidarity. A general vague idea of the point behind the country. Detailed legal or administrative arguments will not be needed. The less theoretical detail they need to know, the better. Their role is not to participate in the government, but just live their lives in a new society that functions relatively normally.

To people who are not comfortable being exposed to Group 1 content, the theoretical discussions may look like a “literary circle jerk” that is “ideological LARPing”. This is fine. The philosophy behind the legal and administrative content may need to look fantasy-based, or frivolous, because a deep and broad worldview is needed to produce the inspiration to come up with these details.

Group 2 will need to see action. They won’t be interested, or capable of closely understanding, the mess of details and worldview which generates Group 1 content. Superficial elements and slogans are fine; ideally the face of a charismatic leader who is yet to be found. This group is not about theory, it is about practice. They will not understand the point of Group 1 activity very well, and will be impatient about it.

Group 1 theorists will need to remain separate from Group 2 enthusiasts in order to do theory. For Group 1, I am not necessarily referring to actually wealthy or well-connected people, just those who can do theory and eventually hand it over to such people in complete form. The separation is needed otherwise the Group 1 theorists will get too distracted. Hence the deliberate obscurantism of many reactionary writers.

Since it will probably take at least a few years, and more like ten, for Group 1 to finish its work, Group 2 types will have to be patient for that long. Can Group 2 grow in the absence of Group 1′s completed theory? Perhaps, but I’m not sure. The final necessary form of Group 2 may depend on details spelled out carefully by Group 1. Or perhaps it won’t make a difference.

Group 2 will consist more of people who come and go, use aliases, can’t pin down exactly what they believe, are reluctant to make ideological or social commitments, etc. Group 1 will consist more of people who are totally sucked in, whose names are publicly known, whose reputations are closely connected to the reaction, who do writing, and so on.
One of the ways to damage the Cathedral is through non-action (无为). Instead of fighting the Cathedral, do nothing either for or against it. A parent who homeschools is practicing non-action with respect to the public school system. A saver who keeps savings in precious metals is practicing non-action with respect to the Cathedral's monetary system. There is a form of organization called a Health care sharing ministry. New organizations are not allowed since 1999, but the concept is useful.

It is not the job of Group 1 to figure out what Group 2 needs. That is the system in place today, if you like it you can keep it. Group 2 should be thinking about what a post-Cathedral society looks like and what it can do today to build it. It may mean running into oppression by the Cathedral, but carving out a space is a positive step in the right direction. It is inaction by action, akin to moving abroad and building a new business.

The area I'd really love to be able to do something with is healthcare. It is screaming for a fix and it is not a complicated one in the sense that the market already knows how to do this; Arnold Kling laid out a system in Crisis of Abundance: Rethinking How We Pay for Health Care. The Surgery Center of Oklahoma already built a working healthcare delivery system. Insurance companies know how to price insurance if they're allowed to do it according to all the information available and only offer real insurance, not prepaid medical services. The issue is connecting the insurance system to the delivery system without having USG destroy it in the process. The health care sharing ministry appear able to do that, but new groups are not allowed.

In conclusion, group 1 does need time, but group 1 may never complete the job or may even cease to exist. Group 2 can get to work in the meantime, and the more work group 2 accomplishes, the more likely group 1 will stick together and complete their task because group 2 will create the demand for it.

Vox on the Dark Enlightenment Again

This is a good thing, and ironically, although Vox hadn't heard of Land before, he did predict this would be a year of defining what the dark enlightenment/neoreaction is exactly. The phony Dark Enlightenment
The so-called Dark Enlightenment is just another fantasy media "trend", about as credible as the New York Times annual stories on junior high school sex rings.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Vox on Christianity and the Dark Enlightenment

Dark Enlightenment: the second stage
The fact that young men are leaving the Church is not an indictment of the Dark Enlightenment. Indeed, we Christians who acknowledge its truths are the only ones who will be able to reach this young ex-Catholic and other young men who have left the Church because we are the only ones they will trust. We are the only ones who have not lied to them. Their leaving is an indictment of the deceitful Churchianism that has betrayed the young sheep who were in the fold, and who have fled it in reaction due to the non-stop lies they have observed, deceit of the sort that Shea is still perpetrating.
Jesus Christ is the Truth. And one cannot defend the truth with lies. John 15:4 states: "No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me." It is not hard to observe that every church, including the Roman Catholic Church, that has embraced equalitarianism, feminism, and anti-racism has almost immediately begun to die. But it appears the idea that anti-racism and desegregation is unbiblical and consequentially antithetical to Christianity may be as hard for some to bear as the idea that homosexuality and usury and fornication are for others.
This is a conflict that often appears with Game: people conflate the morals of PUAs with the truth of their observations. It is the same as conflating the splitting of the atom with morality. One man splits the atom to power a million homes, the other uses it to destroy a million homes. Most Christians who have a serious problem with the Dark Enlightenment are probably conflating men and their ideas, or as Vox states, they aren't following the Bible very closely.

Looking at it from the opposite end, the Enlightenment started the long-term decline in the Church and religion. The first real revolution under the Enlightenment was the French Revolution, which turned churches into brothels and murdered priests and nuns. In the comments, Vox also criticizes the Dark Enlightenment as a movement:
Would this thread be the right place to ask you to elaborate on that?
Sure. The concept implies some kind of movement or at least central influence. But that simply doesn't exist. Look at Charlton's take on it, for example. Or look at how some of the people put forth as the leaders are people that a named figure like me has never even HEARD of.
There is no movement, there is simply the Internet and the decline of the gatekeepers. I was shut out, intentionally, by the St. Paul Pioneer Press, when they were looking for a "conservative" columnist for the op/ed page. It was fine for me to write video game reviews, and they turned to me when no one else could make heads or tails of the Unabomber's manifesto, but let a smart, young, popular right-winger have a spot on the op/ed page? No way.
Now the gatekeepers can't keep people away from us anymore. The only thing we all have in common is that we are all iconoclasts. And that is hardly the basis for common cause, let alone a movement. It's just not credible.



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