Friday, September 28, 2018

Democrats Unite the Right

A lot of eyes were opened by the Kavanaugh hearings. Many, even most, will go back to being anti-Trump once the leftist pressure lifts. You don't need them to be reliable though. Rely on leftist insanity.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Trump Strengthens Brand With Immigration August

Dems hang tough in safe GOP districts during special elections, but victories are elusive
Here’s what we learned from the special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District Tuesday night:

Things are really, really close. But they are tight in lots of places.

Democrats have repeatedly transformed special elections in what are otherwise safe GOP districts into dogfights over the past year and a half. There was no reason the contest in Ohio should have been tight. Former Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, long held the district.

Prior to that, Ohio Gov. John Kasich represented the district in Washington. But then again, Democrats have repeatedly put into play historically Republican districts in special elections.

Consider contests in Kansas, Georgia, Montana and South Carolina. Democrats came close to winning them all – but didn’t. Democrats finally won a special election on GOP turf in late March. Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Pa., emerged victorious – but barely.
Progs still see their wave coming: Here's the real lesson of the Ohio special election
Consider that the 12th district is not, by any traditional measure, a toss-up district. Taking in the northern and eastern suburbs of Columbus -- and stretching to more rural areas further east -- it has been held by a Republican member of Congress continuously for the past three decades. In 2012, even while losing the state to President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney won the 12th by 10 points. Four years later, Donald Trump carried it by 11 points.

Based on those numbers, this is not a seat that should be at all competitive -- even in a special election -- if the national playing field was flat-ish. Of course, we know it's not -- based on lots and lots of other results this year. The playing field -- as it so often is in a midterm election with one party in control of all the levers of power in Washington -- is clearly tilted toward Democrats, and will be this November. The question that needs to come into better focus is how tilted.
Biased polls are useful as long as they're consistent. 536 has an aggregate poll showing Democrats up by 8%. The generic Democrat midterm lead from 2014 back to 2002 was -2%, -9%, +12%, -2%. Republicans usually have higher turnout, but college educated white women are breaking hard for Democrats and they're reliable voters.

Republicans usually rally late, but if the Democrat advantage doesn't close soon it spells trouble in November. Trump helped by supporting the man who might be second to Stephen Miller on immigration restriction. If Kobach holds on to his narrow lead, Democrats will make the Kansas governor's election a national referendum on immigration policy.

Democrats have added immigration to their unpopular abortion and gun control positions. Although the nation is very divided on abortion and guns, it is the pro-life and 2A voters who come out in force. Immigration is similar, except that independents side with Republicans on immigration far more than on guns or abortion. Stephen Miller is closer to the center on immigration than the average Democrat.

Friday, August 03, 2018

You Can't Control the Environment

Sailer takes a victory lap.

A Half Century of Amnesia
Klein goes on to recount various small-scale academic studies that found that when researchers point out to white people how fast they are being demographically overwhelmed, they worry about it. Whites who are made aware by researchers of just how precarious their children’s long-term political position will be are likely to favor more conservative policies. It’s almost as if citizens assume that the point of the United States is, as the Preamble to the Constitution states, to benefit “ourselves and our posterity.”
If whites are shown the extent of demographic change, they turn right-wing. Not only right-wing on immigration. They swing to the right on nearly every issue from defense to taxes. Perhaps Anonymous Conservative's r/K theory at work. Whatever the reason, there is one and only one red-pill that should be pushed above all others: demographic change. Mass immigration.

Democrats can't stop demographic change and they'll signal their support for the most extreme version of it. As if on cue, the New York Times hired an anti-white tech writer and decided it was time to die on a hill. It's as if the editors read the Ezra Klein article Sailer discusses and asked everyone at the table, "What's the worst possible thing we can do for our side?"

A politician is an ally if they vote in favor of red-pill legislation. Whether they talk a good game or not, once in office their main job is to vote. Yoder of Kansas was endorsed by Trump in July. A week later he stabbed him and all his supporters in the back. Clinton won Yoder's district and his immigration betrayal will doom him in November. Good riddance.

His loss may cost the GOP the House. Does the GOP deserve control of the House if they can't fund the wall over two years? When they fight Trump on nearly everything except when their plutocrat donors agree with the policy (tax cuts, defense spending)? Yoder could have rammed through a clean bill on immigration, but instead he loaded it up with Democrat open borders amendments.

Politicians and movements build brands. The winning brand is nationalism. There is nothing wrong with losing the coming election if it accomplishes brand building and recognition by removing the old guard. So many in Congress oppose Trump and nationalism, immigration reform is dead in the water. There is no wall. The decks must be cleared. It's almost guaranteed the GOP will lose seats in November. Hopefully, it will be the Yoders. Eyes on 2020.

If the GOP does lose in November, the media will say nationalism, racism and immigration cost the GOP in 2018. They also said the GOP needed more Hispanic votes in 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016 and again in 2018. Sailer was right then. He is still right now. The GOP wins by increasing its share of the white vote. Whites vote GOP when they learn of the demographic change that will turn their children and grandchildren into second-class citizens at best. Stopping that requires nationalist immigration reform.

This is a a two-front war. Advancing in Congress will be near impossible in 2018, but nationalists win if they expand control over the GOP and then nominate nationalists for the 2020 wave election. Stay on target.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Narrative Collapse into 3RC: Republicans aRe the Real Commies

DR3 (Democrats aRe the Real Racists) exists because blue-pilled Republicans and conservatives accept the Cathedral's metanarrative. They accept the location of the Overton window and try to occupy the right-most territory within this framework.

Once the Cathedral lost narrative control in 2015 and 2016, the Overton window shifted right. The consumers of the old official narrative don't understand what's happening. Now some leftists have found themselves lost in this new narrative playground. Republicans are the Real Communists (3RC) looks like good anti-Russia propaganda, in the same way that Democrats are Real Racists looks like anti-racism propaganda. As the red-pilled know, this doesn't work because racist = white. Even if you score a small point against a Democrat, you have accepted and advanced the frame of racism being a grave sin, and since Democrats control that narrative space and define racism as being white, blue-pilled right-wingers end up losing the war.

Similarly, with a communist winning election in Bronx and Democratic Socialist (communist) candidates running in various places, it is ironic that the left is simultaneously running anti-communist propaganda.

I don't think this will have much impact because leftists are retarded children who don't know anything about history. It's all rhetoric to them. But they've inadvertantly blown open a troll hole that may be difficult to close.

Meme warriors, this is your challenge: create the most stridently anti-communist meme possible and get Democrats to spread them everywhere.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Bye Bye White Democrat Guy

Enjoy the salt today.
A long long time ago
He can still remember how
That crowd used to make him smile
And he knew if he had his chance
That he could make those people dance
And maybe they'd elect him for a while
But Primary Day made him shiver
With every canned line he'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
He couldn't take one more step
I can't remember if he cried
When he read about his whipped hide
But Something touched me deep inside
The day the white democrat died

So
Bye, bye White Democrat Guy
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin' "man did you see Pelosi cry?"
"Man did you see Pelosi cry?"

Now, for ten years you've been on your own
The God Emperor's son sits on the cherry throne,
But, that's not how it used to be
Remember when you were a Bernie Bro
And your wife's black son was a tranny ho
And it looked like the Resistance could win

But Ruth Ginsberg tripped and she fell down
SCOTUS gave Trump the golden crown
The courtroom was adjourned
All the illegals were returned
And while Bernie read a book on Marx
Behind him rose the patriarchs
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the white democrat died

We were singin'
Bye, bye white democrat guy
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
And singin' "man did you see Pelosi cry?"
"Why not give socialism a try...lollozolzlzozoozozllzzz"

Friday, June 01, 2018

Vermont Will Pay You to Colonize It

Vermont will pay you $10,000 to move there and work from home
On Wednesday, Quartz reports, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed a bill into law that will pay people $10,000 if they move to Vermont and work remotely for an employer out of state. The Remote Worker Grant Program will take effect on January 1, 2019, and will help cover moving, living and working expenses. Grants can be used for relocation, computer software and hardware, broadband internet and access to a co-working space.

Currently, Vermont has budgeted funds to support 100 grants for the first three years and 20 additional workers each year from then on. Grant recipients will receive $10,000 over two years that will be distributed on a first-come, fist-served basis.
Not a lot of money. Also, your role here is similar to that of someone receiving an all expense paid vacation to a remote castle in Transylvania.

On the other hand, if you wanted to take over a state, this one is ripe for the taking. Right-wingers need to figure out a policy that makes progressive flee though, otherwise it'll turn to crap in a generation or two following its conquest.

Return of the King

The Strange Places the “God of the Gaps” Takes You via This Week In Reaction (2018/05/27)
What I am saying is that we are at some point probably going to prove pretty much all of the this-worldy, pragmatic (moral, sociological, psychological etc.) aspect of Catholicism correct by something like evolutionary psychology.

And I am saying that while it will dramatically increase our respect for religion, this will also be probably a huge blow to theism. I don’t want that to happen, but I think it will. Because eliminating God from the gaps of natural science does not hurt faith much. But eliminating God from the gaps of the humanities and yes, religion itself?

OK it is also possible that all we prove is that God was actually giving people good advice and it does not disprove Him the slightest. But look. It would still disprove most everything about people imagine and think about God. Because pretty much all of that would be programming – making people grasp, adopt and stick to good pragmatic humanities ideas.

So it would mean at least a very mysterious God we know nothing about, not the one we feel is familiar.

...But if you strip away everything, really everything that is potentially instrumental, you have a God you really know nothing about. What does belief, faith mean then?
Everything. We see through a glass darkly. When you have removed everything else, the only thing left is faith.

All we about God is what he has revealed. Even then, what he has revealed is rather limited. The Trinity doesn't limit God. God is not 3 in 1, he's infinity in one. He's only revealed 3. People struggle with the divinity of Jesus and that's only 2 in 1. If you can understand 3 in 1, you have the concept down and that's the important thing. If you tried showing 4, 5, 6, 10 in 1 then you're going to end up doing string theory. Reason is a hindrance in the modern age because we rely on it for everything. Sometimes people suffer a loss of faith, but I'd wager most people reason their way out of faith these days.

The faithful already believe all of the Bible's instructions on human nature are true. Science confirming it would be the culmination of several centuries of Doubting Thomases running experiments. Theism would expand because it would become a much larger part of what remains of religion. Similar to what Spotted Toad predicted for a society run by algorithms. As more and more of what can be controlled is controlled, then by exclusion the "surprises" will increasingly be random. Bad luck will become a far more common explanation for accidents in a "perfect" world. Religion will become more mysterious, not less, as the non-mysterious parts of the Bible are proven true.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wheels Coming Off the Cathedral: Deutsche Bank Back in Trouble

We mentioned Deutsche Bank a few times in 2016 such as here and here. It's the most important bank in Europe because it combines financial heft with political risk. Greece, Italy and Spain are the pathetic debtors punished by the responsible Germans. An open confrontation between debtors and lenders is underway again and this time the debtors (Italians) look like they won't go away quietly. Meanwhile, German moral authority is blown to smithereens if they in turn have to bail out their biggest bank, given that they made life miserable for Greece, Italy and Spain when they faced similar situations.

Deutsche Bank To Fire 10,000 Employees: 1 In Every 10

Deutsche Bank isn't at a new low, yet.
At the same time, Italian bond yields are soaring and the Turkish lira is collapsing. Italy has threatened deportation of 500,000 migrants. Turkey has threatened to send migrants into Europe if it isn't paid off.

Germany's chickens are coming home to roost, but it will also be a treacherous period for the U.S. economy. In a way, Trump is lucky that the greatest political scandal in American history is unfolding because it may be the only thing that will distract voters from a recession heading into the 2020 election.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Communist America

Four socialist-backed candidates win Pennsylvania legislative primaries
Four Democratic candidates backed by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) won primary elections for legislative seats in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
I am surprised the DSA is still operating, I thought they had faded away. If conservatives reacted to this news the way the left reacts to Nazis, thye wouldn't have to deal with an Alt-Right. Here's the Cathedral in a nutshell:
The DSA's ideas are greatly influenced by those of writer Michael Harrington, Chairman of the League for Industrial Democracy (1964) and member of the National Executive Board of the Socialist Party of America (1960–68). Opposed to capitalism and communism alike as cruel and anti-libertarian social systems, Harrington advocated working for a realignment of the U.S. Democratic Party away from an amorphous amalgam of often contradictory ideas and toward a principled party of the left.
Put it this way. Marx was a democrat with a small D. The Democratic Socialists envision a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning...and racial equality. I share an immediate program with liberals in this country because the best liberalism leads toward socialism.... I want to be on the left wing of the possible.

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Far Left Economist

This used to be one of the conservative columns in the magazine. Now it is unironically far-left progressive. What a difference a decade makes!

Laughing with Diamond and Silk

It is a great article for criticizing blue-pilled conservative Republicans:
THE three southern ladies entering the Marriott Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina, were clear about why they loved Diamond and Silk. “They’re very conservative,” said Stephanie, who had driven for two hours over from Charlotte to watch the social-media stars and professional Trump fans perform their new show. “And, you know, they’re black,” said Gracie. “That means black people don’t need to have a certain point of view.” It also makes some whites feel better about holding a certain view. Soothing Trump voters’ anxiety over their reputation for racism is the main function of Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, as Diamond and Silk are properly called. It has made them highly successful political entrepreneurs.
Conservatives often talk of blacks being on the Democrat plantation, but blue-pilled conservatives are also on a plantation: the Cathedral's. That bold portion is a good line for burning blue-pilled conservatives. For the red-pilled, it's easy to see the Cathedral reaching its hand from behind the curtain.

As for the progressive finish:
It is good that such voters do not like to be considered racist. It is also understandable that many of them feel frustrated to be told that the casual bigotry which was acceptable in the 1980s no longer is. It is not their fault that the definition of racism in America has broadened. But the racial battle-lines Mr Trump has drawn leave no room for such niceties. In reality, African-Americans always vote in line with their interests, and a president who has equivocated on white supremacist violence naturally repels them. Fully 84% consider Mr Trump racist. That represents an American tragedy, a reaffirmation of racial-political divisions from which Diamond and Silk provide no comic relief. The joke is on anyone who thinks they do.
One of racism's new broadly defined qualities is having the opposite political opinion of blacks. Since blacks vote their interests race, and their race allies with the left, to be a right-winger is to be a racist. If blacks think 2+2 = 5, then if you say 2+2 = 4, you are a racist. That is how the definition works. It's also why you and every right-winger you know needs to be red-pilled. Racism is not a logical or rational argument, it is an emotional and rhetorical argument designed to make you stop thinking logically. It is social pressure designed to push you into abandoning your own self-interest.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Fake Right Relies on NYTimes for Support

Jonah Goldberg cuts to the heart of the "Intellectual Dark Web" (a made up thing that appeared in the NYTimes yesterday) showing it is exactly what critics say it is: Evaluating the ‘Intellectual Dark Web’
More substantively, I guess I still don’t get it. Having read the essay twice, it seems to me this IDW thing isn’t actually an intellectual movement. It’s just a coalition of thinkers and journalists who happen to share a disdain for the keepers of the liberal orthodoxy. Weiss recounts a bunch of conversion tales where once-respected and iconoclastic liberal types run head-on into the groupthink or party line of the liberal establishment. They suddenly have a revelation about the enforced orthodoxy of their own side, and as they pull on these intellectual threads, they face blowback and reinforcement from unexpected places.
They are liberals, not conservatives. They aren't opposing the left, they are opposing the people currently in charge of the left. They are not even technically Outer Party. They will only become the Outer Party if they can secure a position as the loyal opposition. As happened before:
Where have we heard that before? Well, it’s the story of successive waves of neoconservatives in the 1960s and 1970s. It’s the story of former Communists — Burnham, Meyer, Eastman, et al. — who joined the founding generation of National Review. It’s the story Whittaker Chambers tells in Witness. It’s also the story of many of the progressive intellectuals who were disillusioned by the First World War. Are they exact parallels? Of course not — in part because these are different times. Irving Kristol famously said, “a neoconservative is a liberal who’s been mugged by reality.” New realities may create different muggings, but the pattern is awfully familiar.
VoxDay has been shooting holes through Jordan Peterson's philosophy for about a week now and he appeared on Alex Jones to talk about it.

Germany's Reckoning

Germany’s Newest Intellectual Antihero
But Mr. Sieferle is critical of Germany’s postwar culture of Holocaust memory, which he argues has taken on the traits of a religion. The country’s sins are held to be unique and absolute, beyond either redemption or comparison. “The First Commandment,” he writes, “is ‘Thou shalt have no Holocausts before me.’ ” Hitler, in retrospect, turns out to have done a paradoxical thing: He bound Germans and Jews together in a narrative for all time. In an otherwise relativistic and disenchanted world, Mr. Sieferle writes, Germans appear in this narrative as the absolute enemies of our common humanity, as a scapegoat people. The role is hereditary. There are Germans whose grandparents were not born when the war ended, yet they, too, must take on the role.

In this, Mr. Sieferle sees an “affinity” between Germans now and “the Jew as he was understood in the Christian past.” Specifically, Jews were cast as either indifferent to or responsible for the crucifixion. In the eyes of today’s world, German identity symbolizes a similar rejection of some kind of revelation. “In every city Christianity had built cathedrals to its murdered God,” Mr. Sieferle writes. “Today, the Jews, to whom God himself had promised eternity, build memorials throughout the world to their murdered coreligionists. Not only are the victims ascribed a moral superiority, the wrongdoers and their symbols are ascribed an eternal depravity.”

Lift for Jesus

Via This Week in Reaction: Reps for Jesus
And yet the logical consequence of a Thomistic theology is that prudent perfection of the body should be spiritually beneficial. If the object of Caritas is to perfect the form of the thing considered then its operation on the flesh is to perfect it. Now, for the spergs out there, I'm not advocating bodily perfection at the expense of the all the other facets of life a man must attend to, rather there needs to be a prudent balance, with the recognition that the neglect of the body is a sin. Doing a few reps for Jesus is a corrective.
Spending too much time working out veers into the sin of vanity or pride. But away from the extreme, monks make beer for Jesus. Rather than "lifting for Jesus" and perfecting the body, pray during your workout. A quick search shows Protestants have no issue with it: How to Pray During Your Workouts.

I don't see how there would be anything wrong with "lifting" or "running" the rosary but I'm no theologian.

Monday, April 30, 2018

The United States Government Has Lost the Mandate of Heaven

Path dependency says it's only a question of when and how, not if, the United States government (as we know it) ceases to exist.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Baizuo Contemplate Black Infant Mortality

Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis
But Landrum, who was the mother of two young sons, noticed something different about this pregnancy as it progressed. The trouble began with constant headaches and sensitivity to light; Landrum described the pain as “shocking.” It would have been reasonable to guess that the crippling headaches had something to do with stress: Her relationship with her boyfriend, the baby’s father, had become increasingly contentious and eventually physically violent. Three months into her pregnancy, he became angry at her for wanting to hang out with friends and threw her to the ground outside their apartment. She scrambled to her feet, ran inside and called the police. He continued to pursue her, so she grabbed a knife. “Back up — I have a baby,” she screamed. After the police arrived, he was arrested and charged with multiple offenses, including battery. He was released on bond pending a trial that would not be held until the next year. Though she had broken up with him several times, Landrum took him back, out of love and also out of fear that she couldn’t support herself, her sons and the child she was carrying on the paycheck from her waitress gig at a restaurant in the French Quarter.
A handwritten note from the appointment, sandwiched into a printed file of Landrum’s electronic medical records that she later obtained, shows an elevated blood-pressure reading of 143/86. A top number of 140 or more or a bottom number higher than 90, especially combined with headaches, swelling and fatigue, points to the possibility of pre-eclampsia: dangerously high blood pressure during pregnancy.
High blood pressure and cardiovascular disease are two of the leading causes of maternal death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, including pre-eclampsia, have been on the rise over the past two decades, increasing 72 percent from 1993 to 2014. A Department of Health and Human Services report last year found that pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (seizures that develop after pre-eclampsia) are 60 percent more common in African-American women and also more severe.
The word obesity does not appear in this article.
In 1960, the United States was ranked 12th among developed countries in infant mortality. Since then, with its rate largely driven by the deaths of black babies, the United States has fallen behind and now ranks 32nd out of the 35 wealthiest nations. Low birth weight is a key factor in infant death, and a new report released in March by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin suggests that the number of low-birth-weight babies born in the United States — also driven by the data for black babies — has inched up for the first time in a decade.
Aside: the rate is also higher in the U.S. because the U.S. counts more live births in addition to other more common hate facts.
Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants — 11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to the most recent government data — a racial disparity that is actually wider than in 1850, 15 years before the end of slavery, when most black women were considered chattel. In one year, that racial gap adds up to more than 4,000 lost black babies. Education and income offer little protection. In fact, a black woman with an advanced degree is more likely to lose her baby than a white woman with less than an eighth-grade education.
This tragedy of black infant mortality is intimately intertwined with another tragedy: a crisis of death and near death in black mothers themselves. The United States is one of only 13 countries in the world where the rate of maternal mortality — the death of a woman related to pregnancy or childbirth up to a year after the end of pregnancy — is now worse than it was 25 years ago. Each year, an estimated 700 to 900 maternal deaths occur in the United States. In addition, the C.D.C. reports more than 50,000 potentially preventable near-deaths, like Landrum’s, per year — a number that rose nearly 200 percent from 1993 to 2014, the last year for which statistics are available. Black women are three to four times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than their white counterparts, according to the C.D.C. — a disproportionate rate that is higher than that of Mexico, where nearly half the population lives in poverty — and as with infants, the high numbers for black women drive the national numbers.
The crisis of maternal death and near-death also persists for black women across class lines. This year, the tennis star Serena Williams shared in Vogue the story of the birth of her first child and in further detail in a Facebook post. The day after delivering her daughter, Alexis Olympia, via C-section in September, Williams experienced a pulmonary embolism, the sudden blockage of an artery in the lung by a blood clot. Though she had a history of this disorder and was gasping for breath, she says medical personnel initially ignored her concerns.
Though Williams should have been able to count on the most attentive health care in the world, her medical team seems to have been unprepared to monitor her for complications after her cesarean, including blood clots, one of the most common side effects of C-sections. Even after she received treatment, her problems continued; coughing, triggered by the embolism, caused her C-section wound to rupture. When she returned to surgery, physicians discovered a large hematoma, or collection of blood, in her abdomen, which required more surgery. Williams, 36, spent the first six weeks of her baby’s life bedridden.
The reasons for the black-white divide in both infant and maternal mortality have been debated by researchers and doctors for more than two decades.
It's a complex problem, maybe an indictment of the medical profession, the early signs of the healthcare system breaking down, maybe something tied to diet, an unknown pathogen, the breakdown of the family. No need to wonder though. Put away your thinking caps and think like a baizuo:
But recently there has been growing acceptance of what has largely been, for the medical establishment, a shocking idea: For black women in America, an inescapable atmosphere of societal and systemic racism can create a kind of toxic physiological stress, resulting in conditions — including hypertension and pre-eclampsia — that lead directly to higher rates of infant and maternal death. And that societal racism is further expressed in a pervasive, longstanding racial bias in health care — including the dismissal of legitimate concerns and symptoms — that can help explain poor birth outcomes even in the case of black women with the most advantages.

“Actual institutional and structural racism has a big bearing on our patients’ lives, and it’s our responsibility to talk about that more than just saying that it’s a problem,” says Dr. Sanithia L. Williams, an African-American OB-GYN in the Bay Area and a fellow with the nonprofit organization Physicians for Reproductive Health. “That has been the missing piece, I think, for a long time in medicine.”
It's more likely that healthcare resources (time, money, labour and mind share) have been diverted away from the actual problem and towards "racism" studies. In another generation, when a patient dies, the doctor (who has an undergraduate degree in white privilege studies) will explain that the death was a direct result of racism.
In 1997, the study investigators added several yes-or-no questions about everyday race-related insults: I receive poorer service than others; people act as if I am not intelligent; people act as if I am dishonest; people act as if they are better than me; people act as if they are afraid of me. They also included a set of questions about more significant discrimination: I have been treated unfairly because of my race at my job, in housing or by the police. The findings showed higher levels of preterm birth among women who reported the greatest experiences of racism.

The bone-deep accumulation of traumatizing life experiences and persistent insults that the study pinpointed is not the sort of “lean in” stress relieved by meditation and “me time.” When a person is faced with a threat, the brain responds to the stress by releasing a flood of hormones, which allow the body to adapt and respond to the challenge. When stress is sustained, long-term exposure to stress hormones can lead to wear and tear on the cardiovascular, metabolic and immune systems, making the body vulnerable to illness and even early death.
In 2016, a study by researchers at the University of Virginia examined why African-American patients receive inadequate treatment for pain not only compared with white patients but also relative to World Health Organization guidelines. The study found that white medical students and residents often believed incorrect and sometimes “fantastical” biological fallacies about racial differences in patients. For example, many thought, falsely, that blacks have less-sensitive nerve endings than whites, that black people’s blood coagulates more quickly and that black skin is thicker than white. For these assumptions, researchers blamed not individual prejudice but deeply ingrained unconscious stereotypes about people of color, as well as physicians’ difficulty in empathizing with patients whose experiences differ from their own. In specific research regarding childbirth, the Listening to Mothers Survey III found that one in five black and Hispanic women reported poor treatment from hospital staff because of race, ethnicity, cultural background or language, compared with 8 percent of white mothers.
A solution would be to have more black and Hispanic doctors treat black and Hispanic women. Affirmative action has been going strong for 20 years now, with more black doctors the infant mortality rate for black babies and black mothers should be CRIME STOP.
Researchers have worked to connect the dots between racial bias and unequal treatment in the health care system and maternal and infant mortality. Carol Hogue, an epidemiologist and the Jules & Uldeen Terry Chair in Maternal and Child Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and one of the original authors of the 1992 New England Journal of Medicine study on infant mortality that opened my own eyes, was a co-author of a 2009 epidemiological review of research about the association between racial disparities in preterm birth and interpersonal and institutional racism. Her study, published by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, contains an extraordinary list of 174 citations from previous work. “You can’t convince people of something like discrimination unless you really have evidence behind it,” Hogue says. “You can’t just say this — you have to prove it.”
Instead of worrying about a difficult medical problem, baizuo worry about rapid increase in racism over the past 20 years. Which we all know has a very good solution: more money and power for baizuo and more diversity.

Friday, April 13, 2018

A Busy Week for Baizuo

Liberal Writer: Donations To Hockey Team Crash Victims Are High Because Of White Privilege
Well, the victims were mostly white and male, so this is somehow problematic. For one Quebec-based writer, who described herself as a writer, activist, and a “happy socialist,” the enormity of the donations and the speed in which they were collected was a sign of white privilege. Thanks to our friends at Twitchy for catching this bout of absolute insanity. Nora Loreto tweeted, “I'm trying to not get cynical about what is a totally devastating tragedy but the maleness, the youthfulness and the whiteness of the victims are, of course, playing a significant role.”

So, in other words, I’m not trying to be cynical and terrible, but allow me to act that way because I just need to push a total garbage talking point from the progressive cesspool. People died. Families are shattered, but let’s talk about white privilege?
And to top it off, she's in Quebec, but tweets in English.

An Empty Place: Inside the Mind of the Baizuo

Christians movie reviewers have been giving A Quiet Place two thumbs up: A Quiet Place: Movie Review
The movie's family-centered themes lead to a refreshing, healthy depiction of family love and hope that echo several biblical themes. Lee and Evelyn are a picture of a strong, husband and wife team, revealing a combination of tender love and no-nonsense partnership in survival. The roles of a mother and a father are explored through the ways Lee and Evelyn try to survive when separated. Evelyn shows her feminine strength through childbirth and protecting her baby, while Lee reveals his fatherly love for his daughter in a way that echoes biblical themes. There is even a scene of Lee and Evelyn leading their children in silent prayer before dinner, as if to say they can't simply rely on their own power to survive in this world.
The opening scene stuck with me for several days. It is a well done movie. Grading on a curve, it might be one of the most wholesome movies outside of a Christian production or Mel Gibson's Passion sequel.

OK, so the Christians are giving thumbs up to a horror movie that has some mild gore and probably isn't appropriate for ~12 and under. What do the Baizuo say? I'm glad you asked, because they didn't disappoint.

This HuffPo review is typical of Baizuo amd modern thinking:
John Krasinski’s new horror movie, “A Quiet Place,” does a pretty good job of answering viewers’ lingering questions, but a few essential ones are still bothering us. For example, why would a couple risk having a baby in a world that’s riddled with sound-sensitive monsters?
I think that is the point, early on in the film, that splits the Christians and non-Christians in the audience. Many moderns react like HuffPo or they react with "Gimme a break!" seeing it as a lame plot device. Whereas Christians and those who think like them, respond with horror and hope.

But let's get to the real Baizuo interpretation of the movie. Here's the New Yorker: The Silently Regressive Politics of “A Quiet Place”

You know it's going to be good when the title makes you laugh. Here we go:
The success of “A Quiet Place,” the new horror thriller directed by John Krasinski, is a sign of viewers craving emptiness, of a yearning for some cinematic white noise to drown out troubling thoughts and observations with a potently simple and high-impact countermyth. The noise of “A Quiet Place” is the whitest since the release of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”; as horror films go, it’s the antithesis of “Get Out,” inasmuch as its symbolic realm is both apparently unconscious and conspicuously regressive.

“A Quiet Place” is the story of a white family living in rustic isolation that’s reduced to silence because a bunch of big, dark, stealthy, predatory creatures who can hear their every noise are marauding in the woods and, at any conspicuous sound, will emerge as if from nowhere and instantly maul them to death. I won’t spoil the plot twists, but Krasinski ultimately delivers a pair of exemplary images, a lone bearded man (whom he himself plays) with a rifle, and a lone woman (played by his real-life wife, Emily Blunt) aiming a rifle into the camera.
A single line defines the movie's message:
The only moment of authentic inner expression, the acknowledgment of any identity at all, arises when, under siege from the creatures, Evelyn challenges Lee when their children are in danger: “Who are we? Who are we if we can’t protect them?” In that moment, “A Quiet Place” disgorges its entire stifled and impacted ideological content. The movie’s survivalist horror-fantasy offers the argument for turning a rustic farmhouse into a virtual fortress, for the video surveillance and the emergency lighting and, above all, the stash of firearms that (along with a bit of high-tech trickery that it’s too good to spoil) is the ultimate game changer, the ultimate and decisive defense against home intruders.
Fully translated that bold portion becomes: We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.
The one sole avowed identity of the Abbott parents is as their children’s defenders; their more obvious public identity is as a white rural family. The only other people in the film, who are more vulnerable to the marauding creatures, are white as well. In their enforced silence, these characters are a metaphorical silent—white—majority, one that doesn’t dare to speak freely for fear of being heard by the super-sensitive ears of the dark others. It’s significant that when characters—two white men—commit suicide-by-noisemaking, they do so by howling as if with rage, rather than by screeching or singing or shouting words of love to their families. (Those death bellows are the wordless equivalent of “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!”) Whether the Abbotts’ insular, armed way of life might put them into conflict with other American families of other identities is the unacknowledged question hanging over “A Quiet Place,” the silent horror to which the movie doesn’t give voice.
It takes years of schooling to so thoroughly empty a mind.

Bonus content: less than an hour after publishing this post the New Yorker entertains again: Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City
New York has taken to Chick-fil-A. One of the Manhattan locations estimates that it sells a sandwich every six seconds, and the company has announced plans to open as many as a dozen more storefronts in the city. And yet the brand’s arrival here feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism. Its headquarters, in Atlanta, is adorned with Bible verses and a statue of Jesus washing a disciple’s feet. Its stores close on Sundays.

This emphasis on community, especially in the misguided nod to 9/11, suggests an ulterior motive. The restaurant’s corporate purpose still begins with the words “to glorify God,” and that proselytism thrums below the surface of the Fulton Street restaurant, which has the ersatz homespun ambiance of a megachurch.

Still, there’s something especially distasteful about Chick-fil-A, which has sought to portray itself as better than other fast food: cleaner, gentler, and more ethical, with its poultry slightly healthier than the mystery meat of burgers. Its politics, its décor, and its commercial-evangelical messaging are inflected with this suburban piety.
Nowhere does he mention who eats at Chik-Fil-A. Too disturbing.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Chinese Privilege Is a Thing Now

RACIST LANDLORDS IN MALAYSIA TO CHINESE PRIVILEGE IN SINGAPORE, WHY IS ASIA SO HUNG UP ON SKIN TONE?
Favouritism towards light-skinned people also exists in Singapore, where the ethnic Chinese majority are widely perceived to enjoy more privileges than ethnic Indian and Malay Singaporeans. Pervasive myths in the city state are that Malays are lazier and less educated than Chinese, while darker skinned men are often seen as sexual predators. “Colourism is definitely a problem here, at least 20 per cent of people [in Singapore] are brown people, and they do not have access to a multitude of things,” said Aisyah Amir, editor-in-chief of The Local Rebel, a Singaporean magazine for feminists. “Indians in particular are discriminated against by landlords and by domestic helper agencies” she said, adding it was not a “female only issue” as “male migrant workers are mainly Bangladeshi, and they are actively taught that dark skin is ugly”.

While Chinese privilege took many forms across Southeast Asia, the privilege was “stronger in Singapore because they are the majority”, she added.
American teacher Kristin Murray found her dark skin put her at odds with colleagues when she took a three-month work placement in Thailand.

“In the first school, one of the employees told me my skin was very bad and on my first day they were making fun of my skin tone, so I quit after three weeks,” Murray said. “In the fifth school, this [Thai] woman asked me if I could even plan lessons, and it really hurt my feelings. I was offended because the questions she asked implied I couldn’t do my job because I have dark skin. I cried so much after she said that to me.”
Diana Ogilvie, from Jamaica, was kicked out of her apartment in west Jakarta because her landlord “didn’t want any black people in his place”.
They try to pin it on Westerners:
A legacy of European colonialism means that many in this region see darker skin as being not only indicative of lower socioeconomic class, but also as less attractive. Porcelain skin remains the highest standard of beauty throughout Asia, a notion that the US$20 billion-a-year skin-whitening industry does much to capitalise on, while dark-skinned actors remain under-represented across the media.
This argument will only work on Baizuo.
The well-dressed, bespectacled expatriate had been doing nothing wrong as he strolled along the Taman Tun Dr Ismail area of the Malaysian capital, but as someone who saw himself as a guest in the country it was only natural for the doubts to creep through his mind as the two officers patted him down, rifled through his bag and demanded him to empty his pockets.
Just as Muslims are making anti-semitism great again, the influx of Asians will make racism great again.

Here is video of Baizuo in 2030 getting hit in the face with the reality of diversity in America:

David Brooks Returns to Sanity

He's not on the Trump train, but he's moving in that direction. His advice to Never Trumpers is sound given they are Never Trumpers. The world would be a better place if people opposed to Trump and nationalism tacked the problems rather than the people.

The Failures of Anti-Trumpism
The main reason Trump won the presidency is that tens of millions of Americans rightly feel that their local economies are under attack, their communities are dissolving and their religious liberties are under threat. Trump understood the problems of large parts of America better than anyone else. He has been able to strengthen his grip on power over the past year because he has governed as he campaigned.

Until somebody comes up with a better defense strategy, Trump and Trumpism will dominate. Voters are willing to put up with a lot of nonsense for a president they think is basically on their side.

Just after the election, Luigi Zingales wrote a Times op-ed on how not to fight Trump, based on the Italian experience fighting Silvio Berlusconi. Don’t focus on personality or the man, Zingales advised. That will just make Trump the people’s hero against the Washington caste. Focus instead on the social problems that gave rise to Trumpism.

That is the advice we anti-Trumpers still need to learn.
The world is several years into a nationalist revival (Brooks might call it a backlash) and the response has been to double, triple and quadruple down on doing what caused nationalist sentiment to rise in the first place. Glboalists need to accept that globalism is a political agenda. The world is interconnected because of technology, not because of politics. Globalists saw the future earlier, or at least moved first to exploit the change. Now nationalists are coming to terms with globalization and they don't agree that it requires globalist political solutions.

Globalists are losing with their migrant push and calling nationalists names such as isolationist, xenophobic and racist because there are no nationalists who think the world hasn't become a smaller place, instead they want a different political arrangement given this reality.

Globalists are like the libertarians who thought the Internet would bring down dictatorships and those who think blockchain tech will bring down central banks. China has developed total societal surveillance, social credit and next will be the public blockchain.

Technology creates possibilities, not inevitablities. Global government is possible because technology allows for global decision making. It also makes possible political fracturing into thousands of smaller governments because coordination between states is all the easier with technology.

Globalists believe in historical determinism, or technological determinism, when it comes to politics. But while they are probably right about the direction of globalization and technology, they are wrong about the politics because politics is about the people. Give them new tools and they have new options. The globalist agenda is to only offer one option. As soon as there are two, or three, or a thousand, the people will abandon the globalist option.

Monday, April 09, 2018

Krugman Is Right

Unicorns of the Intellectual Right
Am I saying that there are no conservative economists who have maintained their principles? Not at all. But they have no influence, zero, on GOP thinking. So in economics, a news organization trying to represent conservative thought either has to publish people with no constituency or go with the charlatans who actually matter.

And I think that’s true across the board. The left has genuine public intellectuals with actual ideas and at least some real influence; the right does not. News organizations don’t seem to have figured out how to deal with this reality, except by pretending that it doesn’t exist. And that’s why we keep having these Williamson-like debacles.
The establishment (progressive) Right is collapsing into the left. The dissident Right is destroying them from the right. It is a confusing time for people like Krugman because he doesn't see intellectual energy, and if he doesn't see it, it doesn't exist.

Also, when the left and Mr. Krugman find dissent, they run away screaming. Krugman ran like a little girl from debates with dissident economist Steve Keen, who is waging a parallel war on established economic thinking. Dissident intellectuals such as Taleb are waging similar wars in other fields.

When the left comes across different opinions their response is to purge it. We are on the flipside of Mr. Krugman wondering if the NYTimes will hire intellectuals or descend further into Idiocracy.

Friday, April 06, 2018

Cathedral Circles the Drain

Madeleine Albright: Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?
Warning signs include the relentless grab for more authority by governing parties in Hungary, the Philippines, Poland and Turkey — all United States allies. The raw anger that feeds fascism is evident across the Atlantic in the growth of nativist movements opposed to the idea of a united Europe, including in Germany, where the right-wing Alternative für Deutschland has emerged as the principal opposition party. The danger of despotism is on display in the Russia of Vladimir Putin — invader of Ukraine, meddler in foreign democracies, accused political assassin, brazen liar and proud son of the K.G.B. Putin has just been re-elected to a new six-year term, while in Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, a ruthless ideologue, is poised to triumph in sham balloting next month. In China, Xi Jinping has persuaded a docile National People’s Congress to lift the constitutional limit on his tenure in power.

Around the Mediterranean, the once bright promise of the Arab Spring has been betrayed by autocratic leaders, such as Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt (also just re-elected), who use security to justify the jailing of reporters and political opponents. Thanks to allies in Moscow and Tehran, the tyrant Bashar al-Assad retains his stranglehold over much of Syria. In Africa, the presidents who serve longest are often the most corrupt, multiplying the harm they inflict with each passing year. Meanwhile, the possibility that fascism will be accorded a fresh chance to strut around the world stage is enhanced by the volatile presidency of Donald Trump.
If she believes all these movements share a common factor, what could they all be reacting against? She doesn't tell us. Maybe bad vibes.
To me, greatness goes a little deeper than how much marble we put in our hotel lobbies and whether we have a Soviet-style military parade. America at its best is a place where people from a multitude of backgrounds work together to safeguard the rights and enrich the lives of all. That’s the example we have always aspired to set and the model people around the world hunger to see. And no politician, not even one in the Oval Office, should be allowed to tarnish that dream.
The article is shockingly shallow. The conclusion is as substantive as any part of the article.

The Cathedral has lots of power in reserve, but intellectually, it is a spent force. It is old and dying, literally and figuratively.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

The Cost of Ethnic Cleansing

When It Comes to White Homeless, Chinese Immigrants Slightly to the Right of Qin Shi Huangdi

In fighting homeless camp, Irvine's Asians win, but at a cost
A week earlier, county officials announced that they were considering placing emergency homeless shelters in Irvine as well as in Laguna Niguel and in Huntington Beach. All three cities immediately fought the plan, but the opposition was most fierce in Irvine.

Many of the loudest voices in the movement to block the shelter plan were Chinese Americans who came together through social media apps and various community groups. They were joined by immigrants from South Korea, India, Mexico and the Middle East, along with some whites.

It was a big political victory for the diverse opposition from Irvine. But it also came at a price, with some accusing the residents of intolerance and simply wanting to keep the homeless out of their own cities without offering an alternative solution.
These immigrants spend roughly zero hours per week debating Baizuo, reading Baizuo media, whining about Baizuo policies or trolling Baizuo on social media. They pay zero costs in the sense that Baizuo mean for defending their property rights because they don't care what Baizuo think. When Baizuo policies invade their world, they react with a righteous defense of their property, their communities and their children. Sometimes they lose, but they win far more than right-wing whites who are losing their neighborhoods. The immigrants did not try to create Chinese nationalism, they defended their property rights, and other immigrant groups joined with them. Why wasn't a right-wing white leading the charge? Maybe because they don't speak Chinese, that is possible. But had someone stepped up to defend the city, they would have received support from the immigrants.

White nationalism would fail in Irvine, California because of demographics. Irvine has more Asians than whites. A white-dominated city would be "white nationalist" if it acted in its self-interest. Why make complex political arguments and engage in difficult fights with Baizuo, when you can make easy arguments such as, "Do you watch your daughter raped? Do you want increased robberies? Do you want your son beat up at school? Do you want drugs being offered to your children? Do you want the spread of hepatitis? Do you want trash everywhere? Do you want the city to become a shithole and watch your property values collapse?"

Whites who would be on your side either do not know "hate facts," are afraid of being called "racist," or they explicitly/implicitly accept Baizuo morality and believe they should suffer all this because being "racist" is worse. The first step to stopping the demographic destruction of the USA is restricting immigration. Many immigrants understand the effect on wages. They do not want Third World, high crime, welfare using immigrants coming into the country. You go to war with the army you have, not the army you want.

Grasshopper, the #AltRight needs immigrant outreach.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Stations of the Cross

Mel Gibson vs Pope Francis

Rumor has it part of Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ sequel will take place in Hell.
Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae. Et in Iesum Christum, Filium eius unicum, Dominum nostrum, qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine, passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus, descendit ad infernos, tertia die resurrexit a mortuis, ascendit ad caelos, sedet ad dexteram Dei Patris omnipotentis, inde venturus est iudicare vivos et mortuos. Credo in Spiritum Sanctum, sanctam Ecclesiam catholicam, sanctorum communionem, remissionem peccatorum, carnis resurrectionem, vitam aeternam. Amen.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
Even if the Pope was horribly misquoted, this is the fifth time he's given an interview with this man and caused confusion among the faithful.
Vatican worshippers showered with falling chunks of plaster from ceiling of St Peter’s Basilica – as Pope denies Hell exists

Good Friday

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Progs Are Brain Damaged

Anonymous Conservative, take a victory lap
Psychologists conducted brain scans on a total of 93 adults (first they studied 48 Caucasian adults, 58% of whom were female, and then replicated the effects with 45 adults from diverse ethnic backgrounds, 67% of whom were female) and found that the size of the bilateral amygdala, which governs emotions, survival instincts, and memory, was strongly correlated with support for the existing social order.
If you haven't read AC's work, it's free again for two days (March 29 and 30): Evopsych Free Again For Two Days, Plus Julian Langness On Sale

An amygdala example AC gave in the his book was falling through ice as a child. As an adult, that person might walk on sidewalk with some ice on it and it would crack with a similar sound as the pond ice. With a healthy/normal amygdala, this person would have a sudden feeling of panic before realizing he's standing on the sidewalk. The amygdala deficient person would run back onto the frozen pond and feel nothing.

I think some subset of the environmentalist wackos are "conservative" in that they can project the risk from environmental factors the same way the dissident Right can project demographic threats or read ancient history and apply it to current events. The progressive is like a child who cannot assess risk or a fool whose finger keeps returning to the fire. They do not process the threat, they cannot conceive it, and even if you explain it to them step-by-step and they can follow the chain of logic and make predictions with it, their brain does not truly understand it. Just as you could explain falling through the ice to them or the risk of going to a dangerous neighborhood or country, or the negative effects of drugs...it has no effect.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

You Say Immigration, We Say Treason

Economists, politicians, migrant activists, big business and cuckservatives are a powerful force, but all they have is power. Their actions are based on lies. Once the ball starts rolling downhill on them, it will gain speed as everything they claim is shown false and the lives of ordinary Americans rapidly improves.
Why Pay in Idaho Is Rising at the Fastest Rate in the Nation
Workers in Idaho are leading the nation in earnings growth, thanks in part to a buoyant job market and pockets of labor shortages that are putting upward pressure on wages.

many of the industries adding jobs at a solid clip are also experiencing labor shortages, contributing to upward pressure on wages as employers seek to attract and retain workers, said Jan Roeser, regional labor economist at the Idaho Department of Labor.

“Every HR professional out there is being quizzed as to how can we retain our best and brightest, how can we attract our best and brightest,” Ms. Roeser said.
Those who advocate for mass immigration are enemies of the people and enemies of economic recovery.

Friday, March 23, 2018

David Brooks Trolling Again

I don't want to do another post on David Brooks, but he wrote this sentence this week:
How does being Latina influence how you read a black writer like St. Augustine?
In an article titled, "Speaking as a White Male…"
His conclusion:
Our whole education system is based on the idea that we train individuals to be critical thinkers. Our political system is based on the idea that persuasion and deliberation lead to compromise and toward truth. The basis of human dignity is our capacity to make up our own minds. One of the things I’ve learned in a lifetime in journalism is that people are always more unpredictable than their categories.

But the notion that group membership determines opinion undermines all that. If it’s just group against group, deliberation is a sham, beliefs are just masks groups use to preserve power structures, and democracy is a fraud. The epistemological foundation of our system is in surprisingly radical flux.

HBD Advances Into the New York Times

How Genetics Is Changing Our Understanding of ‘Race’
It is important to face whatever science will reveal without prejudging the outcome and with the confidence that we can be mature enough to handle any findings. Arguing that no substantial differences among human populations are possible will only invite the racist misuse of genetics that we wish to avoid.
Don't hope for the red pilling of the center. Unlikely to happen. More likely: convincing the center that progressives are genocidal psychopaths. The retarded comment section at the New York Times shows this will be possible.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Equality Turns Into Identity

If someone has a voice, but nothing intelligent to say, identity becomes their argument. Equality plus democracy leads to identity politics because mean IQ. Every argument they have is wrong, but you can't say they're not a worker, black, female, homosexual or white. Identity is the last refuge of the idiot. Most people are idiots.

When everyone plays identity politics, it is not democracy. It is international relations.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Round and Round We Go

Steve Sailer shows a couple of quotes from Commentary magazine's Noah Rothman: Commentary Magazine: Invade the World, Invite the World, Defeat the Americans
We often hear about how globalism's losers and malcontents need to be understood and mollified, but they are vastly numerically inferior and lack the firepower their opponents possess. Why don't we just defeat them?
Steve asks what's the plan. The response:
I thought I was quite explicit in recommending that the nationalist populist program, where it conflicts with classical liberalism, must be aggressively defined, confronted, and discredited.
The bold portion is the key flaw in his thinking because it assumes the Alt-Right aren't/weren't classical liberals.

There are many paths to the Dark Enlightenment, Neoreaction and the broader Alt-Right. One of the most important Red Pill cocktails is rejecting the blank slate, universalism and recognizing a cultural/genetic component to political values. Some significant portion of the broadly defined Alt-Right are former conservatives and libertarians who took these red pills. They believe that mass immigration will destroy (has already destroyed) classical liberalism. The weak view of the genetic/cultural component, which trends towards civic nationalism, says some degree of assimilation is possible. The strong view says that even if America had a King or theocrat, it could maintain most traits we would classify as classical liberalism if the population was traditional American. The techno-commercialist wing of Neoreaction leans in this direction.

Rothman has weight of responsibility reversed. It is his side that has been defined, confronted and discredited. Nationalist populism is a waypoint rather than a long-term solution. It is relatively easy to discredit portions of it because it isn't a coherent plan, but a response to the collapse of classical liberalism. If someone defeats nationalist populism, it's likely to be an Alt-Righter who proposes something better or Progressive socialists who finally complete their revolution.

It is widely accepted on the Alt-Right that immigration should be halted and demographic trends reversed. Classical liberals should start there and explain why that would produce a society that is less classically liberal. Most, if not all of the Alt-Right, would argue immigration moratorium and reversal of demographic trends would create a more classically liberal society. It would only be less classically liberal in that the people in it would not believe in the blank slate. "Classical liberals" argue that a classical liberal society becomes more liberal by adding anti-liberals, while the Alt-Right says it gets more liberal when you remove anti-liberals. They needs to show how removing anti-liberals turns liberals into anti-liberals. There's no evidence that this is the case. And if they argue that removing anti-liberals turns liberals into anti-liberals, they have to explain why they would want to add anti-liberals in the first place since the outcome is the same. Import anti-liberals, destroy classical liberalism. Remove anti-liberals, destroy classical liberalism. Classical liberalism cannot survive.

Alt-Right radicals who want a major change in American society might get nervous about an immigration moratorium and demographic reversal. The appeal of a white ethnostate would collapse. Assimilation would increase. The Asian and Hispanic population would decline through intermarriage. The black population would rise, but lighten. Assuming immigration and demographic policies were locked in place, civic nationalism would rise.

Classical liberals have to show how America would have less rule of law, less property rights, less support for the first and second amendments if demographics reversed. There are copious arguments and data all over the Internet, there are arguments from the right and left showing how demographics turned California (next Texas and then America) blue and anti-liberal. Classical liberals who are afraid of being called racist, but agree with the demographic argument, would quietly support the Alt-Right. If those making noise don't believe it, they should make their case. The only ones that come close (that I have seen) are from some left-leaning political analysts who believe assimilation will occur, Hispanics and Asians will shift into the white category and/or vote with whites. That doesn't refute the immigration moratorium argument though, and it confirms the main thrust of the demographic argument.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Tariffs Much Bigger Than the Economy

All the focus on tariffs is on the economic argument.

Little focus is on the national security implications.

There is only one aluminum plant left in the USA that makes metal for fighter jets, a Century Aluminum (CENX) plant in Kentucky. This plant says it will hire invest with Trump's tariffs in place.

It goes well beyond the need for critical materials though. The mainstream economist/free trade ideology says GDP today is the be all and end all. They do not care about sovereignty, borders, culture, customs, tradition, rights, liberty, religion, or even long-term GDP. How to maximize GDP in the year 2100? I doubt it includes flooding a country with Third World immigrants today. Many economists who hate Trump and populism also treat the victory of populists as an independent event and not a consequence of the secondary and tertiary effects of free trade policy. They are focused solely on GDP and consider the entire globe as one economy. Globalists dominate economic debates.

The template for a nationalist economic policy is the Cold War. The Soviet Union traded with communist countries and some neutral, almost entirely Third World, countries. The United States and Western Europe traded with the capitalist nations. We probably would have avoided a war or two if we fully understood how the communist system was doomed without Western capital and expertise.

China was opened up as part of a strategy to defeat the Soviets. It worked, but now China is the greater threat. The West transferred expertise and capital to China, turning it into a modern economy. There are parts of China that are first-world and those parts have populations as large as some European countries. Even though some parts of China are wealthy, it is still a centrally planned economy. The main goal of the government is to maintain power. The communist party prints money, funnels it through communist party banks and into communist parties companies. Central planning is difficult in many industries, but easier in industries such as steel. China produces a lot of steel and dumps it on the world market. It also builds a lot of homes and offices because concrete buildings are a concrete form of GDP. Cities are built with no residents because throwing up a skyscraper uses a lot of cement, steel, copper and construction labor.

We don't know how China will behave in response to a new Cold War, but a reasonable assumption is that if China didn't open up the economy in response to a trade war, the economy would slowly bleed capital and efficiency over time. As it is, their current strategy for growth (One Belt One Road) looks much more like the old Soviet strategy than the Marshall Plan it is sometimes compared to. As in the Cold War, China is betting its future on Third World nations, with the assumption that it will be selling into Western economies. If the West isn't there to buy, China is stuck developing Third World shitholes with no future.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Why Tariffs

If you want to blow up the global order you need help. The USA could quit NATO, the WTO and the UN, but these organizations might survive and become anti-American. Not likely, but possible. If instead other countries do the same as you, quit NATO, the UN and blow up the WTO, then those institutions are well and truly dead.

Free traders make the argument that free trade is always good and therefore you should not retaliate. If country A passes tariffs, country B should do nothing because taxes are paid by consumers. Country A harms itself, country B should not be stupid. Since countries always retaliate, we can posit two theories: free trade theory is wrong or countries/voters are uniformly stupid. However, you'd expect at least some non-democratic countries such as supposedly smart China to not retaliate, since it's being run by smart economists who don't need to win electoins. Yet, I know of no example. Nobody believes free trade theory in practice.

Free trade theory rests on the idea that if your car factory moves overseas, the plant and equipment are sold at market prices, the machines turn into computers and the workers become software engineers. Instead, the factory equipment is sold at a discount or rots, the owners don't open a new company but instead invest their capital in the overseas plant and in building a supply chain to import products, the workers try to find jobs with similar skill requirements, but if none exist, they end up earning far less or on long-term unemployment. Finally, the web of businesses that supply a car company: engine makers, tire makers, research, glass makers, paint, seat materials and on and on, migrate to the source of production.

China and Japan have advanced commercial aviation industries largely because they told jet manufacturers: if you want us to buy your planes, you have to build some factories here. They slowly build up suppliers, force technology transfers, force foreign makers to use local suppliers, until they have all the pieces. Then they start building their own planes and stop importing yours. Congratulations on hitting your quarterly targets for a decade or more, but now you have Chinese and Japanese competition taking away Asian markets and soon will be taking away the North American and European markets. And free traders will say why do we even need to have Boeing when we can import cheaper and better Chinese and Japanese jets? And all the engineers, and suppliers, and aluminum makers, and all the supporting companies all the way down to restaurants and janitors become poorer.

Trade policy supports this because the government does nothing to protect domestic business from foreign governments. If Boeing refuses to play ball, Airbus will play ball, crush them for a decade with much greater sales, and 10 to 15 years later, Boeing still has to face Chinese and Japanese competition.

Trump said winning a trade war is easy. He's wrong and right. Wrong if he means painless. Trade wars disrupt economic activity, it's not the case that the U.S. immediately wins from a trade war. Easy because the U.S. already lost the last trade war. Factories moved from the USA to overseas. Whatever you want to theorize about the cost of a trade war, it will involve production returning to the United States. Factories will open, employment will rise. The opposite will happen overseas. The US has been drinking Coke laced with iocaine powder for 40 years.

When jobs and production and employment return to the USA, free trade theory will be destroyed. Free trade theory isn't entirely false, autarky is not a good strategy, but it is a good strategy to maximize the productive capacity of your own nation, in whatever industries you can dominate, before considering imports.

America's enemies operate through a web of multinational institutions. Those institutions were designed for America to dominate the world and defeat the Russians in the Cold War (the U.S. banned trade with the U.S.S.R. and it didn't end well for the U.S.S.R.). Those institutions have now become a noose hanging the American people and a tool for oppression of anti-globalists around the world. The institutions are riddled with globalists. They are riddled with people who believe free trade theory and open borders. There is no managerial class of global bureaucrats ready to step in and lead new multinational, nationalist institutions that defend protectionism and borders. It took total victory in a world war plus the enemy refusing to participate, to build the institutions in the first place. WTO delenda est.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Where'd the High IQ Go?

Fights Worth Having
But as even minimally sentient Trumpified Republicans know, what Charen said at CPAC was true. NeverTrumpers haunt the conservative movement the way Polish or Czech dissident intellectuals such as Czeslaw Milosz and Vaclav Havel haunted that segment of Central European intelligentsia that made its peace with Stalinism after World War II.
He probably really believes this, when in fact Trumpists view Never Trumpers the way Churchillians view Chamberlains.
The Trumpers (and Stalinists) traded conscience for power; the NeverTrumpers and dissidents chose the reverse. Conscience can be made to suffer, but in the end it usually wins.
I can accept this as red meat for a NYTimes audience, but I don't think it's simply that. He genuinely believes this.
I write this as a parallel contest is taking shape within the Democratic Party, most visibly in the rift between traditional liberals and the social-justice warriors of what used to be the far left. Dianne Feinstein’s failure this week to claim her party’s nomination for the Senate seat she’s held since 1992 is another depressing indication that the rift is widening.
She lost her seat because of identity politics, the thing "traditional liberals" have been pushing since at least the 1960s as a means to destroying the increasingly white Right.
One side believes in the power of reason, the possibility of persuasion, and the values of the Enlightenment. It champions social solidarity for the sake of empowering the individual, rather than creating a society of conformists. It doesn’t see compromise as a dirty word. Its belief in the benefits of civility and diversity does not override its commitment to free speech and independent thought.
Importing foreigners so that you don't have to have a political debate is totally about reason and persuasion and the Enlightenment, and not raw power best characterized as warfare.
My advice to traditional liberals is not to repeat the establishment Republican mistake of not taking the threat of populist illiberalism seriously, and of not fighting it fiercely. The fabric of an open society is more frayed than most people realize, and it is coming unraveled from more than one end. What happened to the G.O.P. in 2016 could happen to the Democrats in 2020.
What happened to the GOP is it woke up to the fact that Democrats won and successfully changed America. What's happening to the Democrats is the completion of their revolution: the removal of white faces. (((Traditional liberals))) have white faces.

There's a saying "you go bankrupt slowly, and then all at once." The intellectual collapse of conservatism and traditional liberalism is similar because ideology has turned into identity politics on all sides. What he's writing may have a grain of truth in there, but even he is blinded by identity and can't admit the underlying reality. The only traditional liberals remaining voted for Trump in 2016, they are GOP voters who still believe in ideas such as civic nationalism and color blindness. If anyone will "save America" in the way Mr. Stephens means, it is Trump voters. But his arguments ring hollow because it's not at all an intellectual or moral argument, but one based on his own identity.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Bring on the Idiocracy

Democrats wanted Idiocracy and they are getting it.

California Democratic Party shocks Dianne Feinstein by not endorsing her

Say what you will about Feinstein, she was good at her job (unlike the moron Boxer). If she loses, it will hurt the Democrats in the Senate.

Also, Jewish Democrats are keeping a lid on the BDS movement. Feinstein is one more link in that chain. Won't be long until BDS is in the Democrat platform.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Tribalists Have Beam in Eye

David Brooks Denounces Your "Tribal Emotions" and Also Is, Personally, Stoked to Learn He's Steven Pinker's 3rd Cousin
They got 15 Jewish-American celebrities (Ruth Behar, Joshua Bell, Mayim Bialik, David Brooks, Linda Chavez, Alan Derhowitz, Stephen Dubner, Nadine Epstein, Tovah Feldshuh, A.J. Jacobs, Steven Pinker, Robert Siegel, Thaddeus Tobe, Laurel Touby, and Esther Wojcicki) to take a 23andMe DNA test.

Moment summarizes:

For the most part, we found zero degrees of separation.

This means that most of the individuals we tested were directly related to one another.

This finding far exceeds the three degrees of separation found among most Americans.
I noticed Linda Chavez in the list and thought, not that Linda Chavez. But it is:
Linda Chavez’s family has lived in the New Mexico area for hundreds of years, and was always Catholic as far as she knew. A simple question she asked about a funny habit her grandmother had where she turned a statue towards the wall led her to discovering her family included conversos, or Jews who were forced to convert to Catholicism in 15th and 16th century Spain. Many conversos fled to the new world, ending up in Mexico and the nearby US states, including New Mexico. Albuquerque, the capital of New Mexico, even has a page on the city’s web site explaining conversos and their history in the city.

There is even evidence that Chistopher Columbus himself, who sailed on behalf of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, the same monarchs that forced Jews to convert, and in the same year that the inquisition began, was from a Jewish family that secretly converted. See this CNN article, Was Christopher Columbus secretly a Jew?, written by Charles Garcia.
I hadn't heard that one before.

Progressives Upset Bankers

After kicking right-wing users off various platforms such as PayPay, Airbnb and domain hosting, one progressive thought to take it a step further: shut down all financial transactions involving guns. The NYTimes didn't think it was insane; it published it. According the the writer Sorkin, executives he talked to said it was a good idea. Whether they were serious or afraid of being burned at the stake I honestly cannot guess.

But at least one banker realized this was insanity.

Call for bank crackdown on gun sales is deeply misguided
What Sorkin is suggesting is more of the same, although perhaps with worse consequences. If banks take action where policymakers do not or cannot, they are essentially putting themselves above the law. And if banks start playing that role, where does it end?

What if, for example, banks and credit card companies decided to stop processing payments for any retail purchase of cigarettes? After all, cigarettes are demonstrably bad for all consumers, and secondhand smoke can harm innocent people. Should banks step in to help protect society at large?

Or what if banks decided to stop processing payments for abortion clinics because they believed the practice was immoral? Is it fair for financial institutions to make abortion effectively illegal? What if President Trump called on financial firms to cut off access to environmental groups he believed were delaying projects that could bring jobs to local economies? Maybe banks should freeze Colin Kaepernick’s checking account until he stops kneeling during the national anthem?

Many of these examples are extreme, but you get my point. Just because banks can be used to have a dramatic impact on our society doesn’t mean they should be.
Truth be told, I can't imagine cryptocurrencies displacing the existing financial system because of path dependency. In less developed countries, cryptocurrencies should take off faster because they lack infrastructure, similar to how less developed nations adopted mobile phones more quickly. However, if there's one surefire way to bring about the destruction of the existing financial system and replace it with crypto, it would be to put progressives in control. If you think progressives might win back power sometime in the next decade, all the more reason to support the breakneck pace of blockchain development.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Slowly Breaking The Overton Window, Into Pieces

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Watergate was the County Fair, We're Going to Disneyworld

In October, Bigger Than Watergate: Bushes, Clinton, Obama, FBI, NSA, Russia Collude Against Trump. At that point we didn't have a lot of details and a lot of junk information, but evidence of a major corruption scandal was there.

In December, Russia Collusion Crimes May Blow Watergate Away

The GOP memo says that what was suspected in December was true.

And now we get the cherry on top of this corruption sundae: POTUS wants to know everything we're doing
Page wrote to Strzok on Sept. 2, 2016, about prepping Comey because "potus wants to know everything we're doing." According to a newly released Senate report, this text raises questions about Obama's personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation.
This is the keystone. If POTUS is involved, a special prosecutor can investigate the entire Executive Branch. Every rumored scandal is potentially back on the front burner if new evidence is unearthed. The most important may be the IRS targeting of conservative groups because it would show a pattern of authoritarian, corrupt abuse of executive power for years. Instead of draining a little part of the swamp, Trump will have a case for draining all of the Executive branch.

Hacking the Puritans

Last week's "This Week in Reaction" links to a piece at Occam's Razor: The Boomer Cuckservative Interpretation of Western Civilization. The subject is:
A truly embarrassing American Conservative article by Bradley J. Birzer, “Bring on the Conservative Debate for Immigration,” wherein Brad basically argues that the entire telos of Western Civilization is toward open borders. Seriously. I’m not making this up.
"Around the horn" is a term for : a difficult route chosen despite a simpler alternative. Often this is used in the context of path dependency. The movie Toy Story 2 gives a good example of this:
There may be better ways of doing something, but sometimes it is easier to go with the flow than to fight it.

Open borders is the direction of Western Civilization. Free trade and free movement of peoples within the West was common more than a century ago. Many of the problems associated with open borders are a problem of property rights, not national boundaries. Foreigners come into your land, your elites take your sustenance and give it to them, your elites punish you if you refuse to accommodate foreign culture, customs and behavior. If we close the borders, we're still stuck with the same vile elites. We have solved nothing except removed one tactic they use to abuse the people.

Women are allowed in male sports such as wrestling and put on male teams. Males are generally not allowed to compete in female sports, despite a few hilarious exceptions. The elites do not favor equality, they use an ideological veneer of equality to punish males. If they were forced to fully enforce their own ideology, female sports would cease to exist as we know it.

Similarly, they do not favor open borders or a borderless world, they want to punish the West. Their policy is colonization. The West has no border in the same sense British India had no border with Britain, but Britain still had a border with India.

We can advance in either direction and we may be forced to advance in both directions because globalization is made possible by technology and communications. Even if there's a backlash to globalization, it might only last a few decades or generations before the third and possibly final wave of globalization (assuming no regression into a new Dark Age).

Look at Bitcoin. Here's a list of Bitcoin nodes. Western countries (and Singapore) make up 65% of the nodes, going solely by the top 10 list. It looks a lot like a map of GDP in 1900.
China won't allow Bitcoin because it won't cede control. India is cracking down too. For all the world has changed, it still looks remarkably unchanged in many ways.

Nationalism with anti-globalization and an ethnostate is direct conflict, yang to ying, against the Cathedal. A diaspora approach is the adaptive, anti-fragile strategy. Neo-Imperialism and "The New White Man's Burden" is judo. Use the enemy's energy and catapult yourself above them, securing the new position of MOST HIGH AND VIRTUOUS, plus goodies for everyone at home. The latter scenario is not only possible, it is likely. Today, the GOP/cuckservative serves as the Outer Party to the Cathedral. The Right can envelop the Cathedral from all sides and from within.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

David Brooks Wants to Replace You

It seemed like there was a brief glimpse of hope there! Like when the African rapists used condoms and Pope Benedict XVI said that was a good sign because it showed they had some morals. The media widely interpreted that as the Pope being pro-condom. And so here we had a little optimism that David Brooks was learning, but alas, 'twas but a moment.

Turns out Brooks wants to replace America with not-America because not-America is more American than America.

The East Germans of the 21st Century
That’s because when you wade into the evidence you find that the case for restricting immigration is pathetically weak. The only people who have less actual data on their side are the people who deny climate change.
But if you believe in climate change you would be for zero population growth, hence zero immigration...We can forgive Brooks on this one since we know Progressives use environmental policy for political aims, they don't actually care about CO2 emissions or development.

Brooks quickly takes a dark turn:
You don’t have to rely on pointy-headed academics. Get in your car. If you start in rural New England and drive down into Appalachia or across into the Upper Midwest you will be driving through county after county with few immigrants. These rural places are often 95 percent white. These places lack the diversity restrictionists say is straining the social fabric.

Are these counties marked by high social cohesion, economic dynamism, surging wages and healthy family values? No. Quite the opposite. They are often marked by economic stagnation, social isolation, family breakdown and high opioid addiction. Charles Murray wrote a whole book, “Coming Apart,” on the social breakdown among working-class whites, many of whom live in these low immigrant areas.
That escalated quickly.
One of Murray’s points is that “the feasibility of the American project has historically been based on industriousness, honesty, marriage and religiosity.” It is a blunt fact of life that, these days, immigrants show more of these virtues than the native-born. It’s not genetic. The process of immigration demands and nurtures these virtues.
Whoa whoa whoa whoa there Mr. Brooks. Uh, there's uh, a certain ethnic group that uh, immigrated here, and uh, well they've been at war with these American virtues for about 100 years...
Over all, America is suffering from a loss of dynamism. New business formation is down. Interstate mobility is down. Americans switch jobs less frequently and more Americans go through the day without ever leaving the house.
This sounds pretty serious Mr. Brooks. Maybe we should focus on the problems eating away at the very core of America? Nah, fuck em!

Cutting to the punch:
Progressives say Republicans oppose immigration because of bigotry. But it’s not that simple. It’s more accurate to say restrictionists are stuck in a mono-cultural system that undermines their own values: industry, faithfulness and self-discipline. Of course they react with defensive animosity to the immigrants who out-hustle and out-build them. You’d react negatively, too, if confronted with people who are better versions of what you wish you were yourself.
Mr. Brooks finds a grain of truth in there: the current model of development forces intelligent people out of rural areas. And it becomes a self-reinforcing cycle in many places because the morons left behind don't understand basic things like how to run a small town government. In some of these towns, the government is the largest employer. Policy is designed to protect government jobs, taxes go up to pay their bloated salaries, benefits and pensions.

Fertility rates also play a role. Many of these areas are depopulated. Nothing will bring them back. Economics is involved too. What happens to the mining town when the mine closes, or the factory town when the factory closes and moves down South or overseas? These town were built on economics and they died because of it. If you look at the long history of those towns, you see stagnation, a burst of activity, and a return to stagnation. Those places have reverted to their natural state. Free trade's wholesale destruction of the manufacturing sector plays a role, but many of the rural areas in the north were first hit by factories moving south.

Everywhere, there is deep cultural rot. One doesn't fix a broken home by importing an intact home. There are real problems in America and the evidence from Richwine and your own common sense tells you immigrants are assimilating just fine into degenerate lifestyles that breaks down largely as it does among the native population. The bulk of immigrants will assimilate into the most dysfunctional native subcultures, accelerating social decline. Economic and political decline proceed in slow motion until they reach a tipping point.

Taking a big step back, the real reason why Mr. Brooks and others in power want immigration is because as soon as the doors are closed, the economy will crumble. Much of the economy's growth comes from housing demand and strains on public services. Once immigration ends, that demand evaporates and even reverses if there are deportations. Fertility rates collapse below replacement. The lack of growth and debt burden immediately move from a problem to a crisis. Uber and Amazon can thrive in deflation because they can earn money as incomes fall. Companies such as Facebook decline rapidly along with national wealth. As in Japan, the economy can "grow" even as GDP falls, per capita income can rise, standards of living can improve. Debt will spiral out of control unless cuts are made to entitlements, welfare and defense spending.

Maintaining their wealth and power is the only goal of the current crop of elites. They do not care for anyone in the country, not even their own base. (Notice the Democrats now fracturing as Latinos learn they were only a bargaining chip.) It used to be that poor rural whites were the bargaining chip, and so urban Democrats feigned sympathy to advance socialism. They were the cudgel used against the bad whites from places like California who wanted more capitalism. Now the populations have changed. The poor whites are bad whites, they can go die now. The new face of socialism is here.

If I had to bet, I'd wager someone figures out a way to sell socialism to bad whites (drop the cultural stuff, overtly pro-gun, silent on religion maybe). Or flipped, the GOP offers something like full socialism and attracts enough Hispanics to win a landslide, and then sets about looting the financial and technology sector. Or think about how inflation is needed to balance America's books. The sectors that benefit most from uncontrolled inflation are hard assets like energy, agriculture, deeply indebted sectors such as utilities and industrials. It's not hard to imagine how that might play out politically, the sides are already aligned against each other. That supposed right-wingers [or should I type (((right-wingers)))] are viciously attacking their own side suggests a tipping point is approaching.

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