Amerika

Periscope (January 21, 2019)

  • Facing populist assault, global elites regroup in Davos

    Populism is the pushback to post-WW2 Leftist surges in Europe and the USA. Basically, people have realized that the stew of egalitarian policies — sexual liberation, globalism, the entitlements state, diversity/immigration, the nanny/regulatory state, red tape, deep state bureaucracy, atheism — have simply made life more complicated, more expensive, dysfunctional, existentially miserable, and less beautiful. We are dying out because people simply want to disengage with this ridiculously complicated and tedious society and The System which we are all supposed to worship because it “makes us equal” and gives us “freedom.” We no longer believe these things. We realize now that people in large groups come together on the lowest common denominator, which is their individualism, and create a utilitarian bolus of people who take over the system by being unreasonable. We the majority are hopelessly divided because we see no identity in being the majority, since a majority needs no explicit identity since its identity is implicit to being part of the group. Populism means that we push back in favor of the nation, an intangible composed of where culture, race/ethnic group, values, faith, customs, and sense of belonging overlap. Globalists have loyalty to economic forces and ideology, since the latter gives them the perceived legitimacy to rule, and are basically shopkeepers and merchants ruling the world for their own benefit. Now, the nations strike back, and the globalists have no idea why this is happening so they are doubling down on legal bribes like entitlements, not realizing that people recognize that chicken feed will not cut it anymore.

  • New Mexico Could Become ‘Sanctuary State’

    Despite the great foaming over Hispanics polling higher for Trump this week, experienced political operatives realize that those results were a statistical error or a carefully-chosen polling group, and that in reality, all minority groups — Irish, Hispanics, Africans, Asians, Jews, Italians, Slavs — vote Leftist if we measure by the whole group over time. The Left doubles down on legal bribes (entitlements) to minorities and to supporting them, because it knows that when enough of them show up, Republicans will not win any elections ever again. The GOP is OK with this because it would rather fight and lose and still get paid as a group of senators than it would be in charge of the USA when it has to default on its $21tn debt.

  • Remigration: Czech Republic to Pay Non-EU Migrants to Go Home

    Some years ago, I called it by arguing for reparations-with-repatriation, or settling with the diversity for the loss of its time with a lump sum contingent upon them Going Back Home. This benefits all groups.

  • High school student told she was ‘too dark’ to perform with dance team, lawsuit claims

    The real story here is the comments that came before the offensive comments, namely several members of the staff noticing that this low-performing student had been accepted by a state university and immediately appointed to its dance team: “Bc she’s f—– black. I hate that.” People are tiring of affirmative action, which always prioritizes minorities over anyone else, and its tendency to pack official institutions with non-white faces while excluding those whose ancestors built these institutions. Apparently our political class are deaf to this. The smarter version of this is playing out across America where people are appointing minorities to special projects and then keeping everyone else involved with the mainstream, normal activities. However, it will be too late to save our colleges, which became doomed to grade inflation and dumbing-down by the flood of minorities and low-grade whites who upon becoming “equal” decided to go to college, effectively destroying the value of college degrees.

  • Does Journalism Have a Future?

    As technology accelerates, the older forms of journalism get squeezed out, and since the newer ones are cheaper to produce, they take over revenue. First radio, then television, then the web, and finally socially media have crushed journalism, and as it has been compressed it has become more ideological as a way of offering something more than the bare facts which people get from broadcast media. Unintentionally, the author of this piece makes an intense point: the newspapers which have trusts or wealthy benefactors have rode out the storm the best. Perhaps having the aristocrats own everything made sense after all.

  • Notre Dame to cover up Columbus murals, citing need to acknowledge darker side of story

    The struggle sessions continue. Everyone must declare allegiance to the Regime and its agenda of civil rights. If you do not, at any moment someone might accuse you of disloyalty to our future Utopia, and your business, marriage, friends, and future will all go away. As a result, people scramble to abase themselves before the altar of equality, preferably on slow news days when the think that lots of people will notice and nod their heads, saying, “I feel reassured because these people are as much in denial about the failing of our Regime as I am, and this enables me to go another few hours without noticing the yawning abyss of our failure to have purpose.”

  • Joe Biden: White America ‘has to admit there’s still a systemic racism’

    Democrats are still living in the 1960s. Back then, we all assumed that the reason other ethnic groups were not doing so well was that whites had kept them down. After several decades of race riots and endless expenditures, we realize that it is because other ethnic groups do things differently. In the future, we may gain more knowledge and realize that every group does what it necessary for who it is, genetically, and that there is no universal “right way” to make everyone happy. Once we realize that, it becomes clear that diversity is a dead letter and that we need to move on to nationalism, or one ethnic group per national entity. Then, finally, we will have learned something.

  • MLK holiday offers stage for Democratic hopefuls

    The modern Left possesses only a single idea, which is to create equality through civil rights. They have had success from this in the past, but they do not realize that the postwar Left has become the new Soviet Union and people want out. Populism means getting out of the Regime. Leftists, being clueless to the last, have not realized that when non-whites vote, they are going to vote for non-white Leftists, so the Democrats will get their permanent majority but white people will be squeezed out and forced into violent rebellion in order to avoid being exterminated. Luckily, when the USA implodes, nationalists everywhere will be able to act without the fear that Uncle Samuel Stalin will come and force them to accept democracy, diversity, Coca-Cola, LGBT+, and pornography at gunpoint.

  • Eels in Thames ‘left hyperactive due to high levels of cocaine in water’

    Some people can do drugs. For every Hunter S. Thompson or William S. Burroughs, however, there are millions who should not be doing drugs, but are simply using them as a way to escape from their miserable lives. When you are on drugs, you think about your immediate experience, not what happens tomorrow or forty years from then. It is much like tobacco; for every Mark Twain or Georges Simenon who puffs away at cigars or pipes all day while being productive, there are tens of thousands of obese people perched on sofas living on hot pockets and Budweiser in their dingy apartments, until one unsurprisingly they drop dead. When many people are doing drugs, you see a civilization that is dying of misery arising from disorganized thinking owing to a lack of purpose and belief in life itself. In the meantime, eels are adorable (the picture in the article is worth a thousand words at least).

  • Big Data meets Big Gov’t: New IRS spy software

    The IRS has figured out that it can link together multiple databases and obtain a complete profile on any individual, including all those “off the books” transactions via the internet, and are going to use this to determine your actual income. The wild west of the internet is long gone, and the easy days of making a side income via eBay or Facebook are about to be over.

  • Same faces, new direction as Sweden’s Lofven starts second term as PM

    Leftists use their majority to exclude far-Right party, dooming that party to be ineffective. If you do not think that democracy, like the worst of the multiple-guess tests in school, does not create a small group who do well at it, and that this group does not defend its monopoly by excluding everyone else, you have another counter-example to use to upgrade your thinking. Seventeen percent of Swedes voted for something and the Establishment has simply excluded their voices. Tell me all about this “freedom” and “representation” that we have with a government system that rewards whatever plurality shows up to the poll to vote for promises that never have to come true.

  • Domestic abuse: Non-physical and economic abuse included in law

    UK nanny state wants to make it illegal to cut off financial support to a partner in preparation for divorce. As with all egalitarian programs, this involves taking from those who have and giving to those who do not, effectively giving the have-nots a license to misbehave.

  • Germany Still Has a Holocaust Problem

    The Holocaust got trashed as a cultural guidepost because it was used to bolster Leftist propaganda against nationalism. People are tired of the guilt, and want the war to go away. The Germans were far from innocent, but we know that the Americans and British could have solved the problem by admitting refugees; we also know that Eastern Europe and the Baltics participated happily in the killings. Further, we know that Jews were over-represented in the Communist party, pornography, organized crime, and finance that was perceived as manipulative. If anyone learns anything from this, it should be that diversity does not work. We see that now, but the lesson was hidden behind years of guilt, and people are retaliating by pushing The Holocaust right out of their heads. With rising diversity, including many groups who seem to congenitally hate Jews, the public attitude has become hostile to Jews at the same time the Left has embraced hostility toward Israel because it is nationalist. The rest of us should simply learn from Israel in that nationalism works, diversity does not, and if we want to avoid future holocausts, we will avoid placing foreign groups among national populations, even if those are diverse, because diversity is not going to save us from holocausts, only make worse ones.

  • Rural America’s “brain drain”: How student debt is emptying small towns

    Told that they must have a college degree to get anywhere in life, young people are signing up for huge loans and then, in order to pay them off, moving to cities and staying there. This leaves their rural areas at a loss for people, further crushing their economies, and accelerating the process of urbanization which will turn all of us into suit-and-tie wearing cubicle McJob slaves with no hope of a future outside tedium and obedience.

  • People can predict your tweets—even if you aren’t on Twitter

    Modernity might be understood someday as the time when form was more important than content. It turns out that people tweet about the same stuff that everyone else in their friend group is doing, which makes it easy to predict what they will emit from a sample of ten or more online friends. We have filled the airwaves with chatter, cheerleading, and bickering instead of realizing the potential of a global information network.

  • Gap between rich and poor growing, fueling global anger: Oxfam

    Stop and zoom back a second: we have now had a Leftist world order since 1945. This order has imposed its rules everywhere, and created quite a few of those rules, in an attempt to make humanity civilized. Instead it seems to have made a few super-rich while everyone else remains “poor,” although this often means less “starving” than simply not having much. During this time, our population has increased radically in size to the point of having eight billion humans. If we look at this from high above, we can see that the centralization of power required for Leftism has made the rich wealthier while keeping everyone else poor because they can never save up enough money to really get ahead of the system, which is fine by it because it exists to keep compelling people to go to work. We can also see that adding seemingly unlimited numbers of people to our systems has spread out the wealth even further so that few are able to have much more than the average. Finally, we should notice that regulations always favor the big guys for the same reason that high taxes have less impact on the wealthy, namely that for a large company, the cost is not significant relative to what they can do with the money, but for a smaller company, the cost of these regulations takes out a much larger percentage of their income to be invested in the future. By installing a parasite that takes money in taxes and routes it through a centralized agency, we have drained the smaller companies and individuals but helped those who already have massive heaps of wealth.

  • Jargon Watch: The Rising Danger of Stochastic Terrorism

    We have a new buzzword. “Stochastic terrorism” means attacks carried out by independent parties based on signals from centralized influencers. In other words, someone like Rachel Maddow cooks up a talking point, it goes out to the herd, and they respond by destroying someone or something. While this article is directed at the Right, we most commonly see this through Leftist dogwhistles which come down from their media, entertainment, and deep state overlords, are repeated on Twitter by people trying to be witty, and then acted out by mobs in the streets. The SJW mob loves to destroy lives and does so in collusion with media figures and public Leftists. If we can call it terrorism now, can we start holding Leftists responsible when they drop hints that our destruction would be convenient?

  • Israeli strikes said to destroy Iranian, Hezbollah sites near Damascus

    Trump emboldened Israel by cutting them free of the United States. He moved the embassy, made statements that were pro-Israel and disheartening to Palestinians, approved a massive $38bn aid program, and then pulled America out of Syria, making it a free-fire zone for the IDF. This allows Israel to manage its own affairs and be independent, finally, which is going to force the Arab states to grow up and start competing in essential ways like industry, education, and competence. That in turn will slowly drive out the lunatic theocracies and replace them with at least semi-functional states. Iran has no idea, but the real bomb dropping is the realization that its current form has become obsolete, and like the Republican candidates back in 2016, it can no longer rely on bleating what delighted the faithful since the 1980s. It is no longer enough to swear that you will wipe Israel off the map while chanting “Death to America!”; now, you must actually prove yourselves functional as a nation that is something more than jihad plus poverty.

  • DHS bans additional Filipino H-2 workers across the US

    Apparently, Filipino H-2A/B workers have a habit of not returning once they make it to the USA, and in recognizing this statistical fact, the Americans have decided to stop admitting them. This reverses the idea that we must consider every person as an individual, and pivots instead toward looking at problem areas and cutting them out because we must protect our interests first.

  • ‘Short skirts cause sexual assaults,’ according to Japanese school uniform poster

    Japan says what everyone knows but cannot say in public. If you wave wild meat in the face of an animal, it will attack. Perverts and molesters are like animals only in that they do not regulate their urges. For that reason, dressing in a provocative way increases the likelihood that they will attack. Our ancestors knew this and encouraged women to dress in a chaste manner because this stopped the process of excitation among perverts. This process occurs in little bits, first by seeing something that stimulates their dysfunctional attraction, and then by moving in closer for the big ick. We have no problem telling people to hide their laptops in their cars when parked in public, but because of the pretense of feminism, have trouble admitting the same thing for human sexual goods including the female body.

  • China’s birth rate falls again, with 2018 producing the fewest babies since 1961, official data shows

    First world countries die out when they get wealthy because the cost of living is so high that people work too much to have stable relationships and families. First they must labor through two decades of schooling, then they must get established in their careers, and only then do they think of family, at about the point where they are most stretched thin in trying to afford houses, insurance, taxes, and investments. When they finally do become financially stable in their forties, they no longer have the ability or will to breed, and so they have smaller families if they have families at all. The elephant in the room is that all of this makes them miserable since they are essentially hamsters on treadmills, working away so that they can pay taxes so that The System stays afloat, with very little time for themselves.

  • Advertisers Flee Ben Shapiro in Wake of Criticism Over ‘Baby Hitler’ Comments

    Ben Shapiro charms audiences by being a sharp-witted neoconservative who is not afraid to be aggressive with the Left. Unfortunately, being a neoconservative, he is blinded by the Leftist assumptions that are front-loaded into neoconservatism, which reformulates postwar conservatism as the notion of using conservative methods to achieve Leftist ends like equality, diversity, entitlements, and democracy. Shapiro opined that he would not kill a baby Adolf Hitler because a baby is innocent and has not chosen his destiny. The breakpoint for the neoconservatives thus stands revealed as a refusal to accept genetic determinism, and to see that even a baby is already destined to make certain choices. Even more, his comments went too far over the line for business, which wants abortion to stay legal because the best consumer is one who can erase his mistakes and start over, with all new accessories and furniture of course.

  • Washington state’s murder and assault rate surged 40% after drug was legalized

    Maybe marijuana does make some people have mental health problems, or at least brings them to the surface, but more likely, we are seeing broken windows theory in action. When the authorities start allowing people to engage in broken behavior, those people expand their activities to include other forms of broken behavior because law and order is not absent.

  • ‘About 170 migrants dead’ in Mediterranean shipwrecks

    As long as we send weak signals, they will keep coming. The reason Trump favors a border wall over other methods is first that it prevents physical crossing, and second but perhaps more importantly, that it sends a strong policy signal which tells migrants they are not wanted here. When we send weak signals, such as half the country saying “don’t come” and the other half sponsoring caravans, declaring themselves sanctuary cities, posing with “refugees welcome” signs, and otherwise indicating that they are welcome here, people show up. Europe needs something similar because immigrants are lottery players like the rest of humanity. If they know that there is a chance that they will get through to the promised land, have easy jobs and free entitlements, then they will come, even if there is also risk of getting turned aside. To avoid having any dead migrants, simply send that strong signal, and the flow will dry up. The Left will oppose this because to them, third world immigration is their ticket to a permanent Leftist majority in every election, and they are too solipsistic to realize that the effect that creates is in turn a cause, and that this means that there will be reactions to the situation created by Leftists. With a hunger for power in their eyes, however, they refuse to think of this, and think only of how they will soon have power forever and can make their equality Utopia without us pesky deplorables clinging to our guns and religion to impede them.

  • Swastika Acres, a Cherry Hills Village subdivision, may finally change its name after 111 years (non-paywall)

    A rare mainstream media article pointing out that swastikas were seen as positive symbols in the West long before Hitler, this write-up describes a neighborhood that has not surprisingly opted to change its name in the postwar years. A metaphor for so much, this explains the superstition of an ideological regime: when everything is symbolic, symbols are action, and therefore everyone scurries to be far away from the dangerous symbols when they appear. We have become an inverse cargo cult dedicated to avoiding the symbols for the dark gods that we fear will bring us bad luck, curse us, hex us, or perhaps just socially inconvenience us. This type of living in a bubble of tokens is the type of behavior one expects from a late stage civilization.

  • ‘Black Muslims’ Made My Son Do It, Says Mother of Pro-Trump Boy Who Mocked Native American Veteran

    The Left tipped its hand this week and they may have gotten played. Someone sent them a video, but pre-edited it to make it look like a group of white boys had provoked confrontation from a group of African and Mongolian activists who were beating drums, chanting, and screaming obscenities on the steps of the Lincoln Monument (as if acknowledging his fault in all this by ending slavery without a repatriation program). The hatred from the press reached a fever pitch, with many of them demanding imprisonment or death for these youngsters, but then, the full video came out and it turned out that the minorities had done their best to provoke the majority, who had simply stayed put and smiled at them as if to say, “We are no longer afraid of your guilt, your civil rights laws, your race riots, and your violence.” At the moment the second video came out, it became clear to everyone that diversity is over. It does not work and it cannot work because each group wants to rule the world and, while the majority has been accommodating them up until now, the pushback comes when we realize that our future will be like that of whites in South Africa or Jews in Poland during WW2. We are going to get eliminated as soon as they have power. This prompted an orgy not of apologizing, as the Left would have us do, but destroying the evidence, as if there is something inherently dishonest about egalitarians because they know that the idea of “equality” is fantasy and so believing it in leads one to accept the Big Lie and make every other “truth” a lie after that. Everyday Americans watched this video, saw the hatred that Twitter would not stop and was repeated enthusiastically by mainstream media, and realized that despite our Constitution and laws, these people have made it clear that they want us dead and as soon as they get power, they will realize it. Diversity is over. It has been dying slowly, but as of today, it stands revealed for what it is: a seizure of power and genocide of the people who created this nation so that its third world occupiers can feel better about the fact that their nations achieved less.

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