Work, in the modern cube farm sense, is a prison. It reminds me of Elementary School. It is pointless. It will terminate your existence before it is time. If you are overly devoted to it, rather than other important things in life, you die unlamented except for your paycheck.
When the jailor is fairly pragmatic or perhaps compassionate, that individual will finese things a bit. They preach work-life balance. Perhaps the unfortunate warehouse worker wouldn’t have shot up a Luby’s in Killeen if he weren’t so stressed over his employment prospects. One thing that is being done to alleviate the ennui and perhaps short-circuit a bit of the soul-crushing frustration is the workday workout.
Exercise. We all know we need it. Many of us dread it. And nearly all of us struggle to find time to do it. Unlike sleeping, exercise isn’t necessarily something that’s going to happen to us every day. We have to actively find time to fit it in. And many people are finding ways to do it during the activity that takes up most of their day: work. Exercise during the day and you’ll look better, feel better and even work better. These benefits have long been known.
So some smart guys are figuring out that giving people an hour to improve their physical health has a disproportionately greater return in the remaining seven hours that they work than whatever productivity was lost in the hour Joe or Jane Employee spent jogging or hitting a speed bag and imagining it was the boss. Maybe another hour spent reading a good book, studying the Bible or playing a chess match would similarly have a positive marginal return. It could be that engaged, motivated and positive people could get the whole day banged out in 3.5 hours. But then, how would society control them the rest of the afternoon?
Nobody likes the agenda, so you’re going to have to pass it with some sort of a threat point. This is Marxist Demagouge 101.
The world is going to end in 12 years unless the government takes action, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Monday at a Martin Luther King forum in New York City. Here’s an excerpt from her interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates: “And I think the part of it that is generational is that millennials and people, in Gen Z, and all these folks that come after us are looking up and we’re like, the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change. You’re biggest issue, your biggest issue is how are going to pay for it? — and like this is the war, this is our World War II…”
Once, way back in my college days, I took a class in Marxian Economics. I wanted to learn how the enemy thought. Two of the guys my professor featured more than once in the course readings were named Wolff and Resnick. These two guys were Econ Professors. They were considered by academics to be two of the best and smartest Marxists in American Academia. They taught at Boston University. Boston University is AOC’s alma mater. I’m wondering if this all coincidence or whether Marxism’s investment in Amerika’s dying colleges and univerities is paying off in a red harvest. At least she doesn’t exagerate the issue like David Bowie once did.
Liberia. Could it have been a thing? Could the African repatriation movement have solved a lot of problems? What if the US had invested heavily enough in repatriation to give every African American a 2nd chance? Perhaps if Malcolm X could have been put in charge there and allowed to advertise aggressively to attract new Liberians. He openly said he wasn’t an American because no white people considered him one. Marcus Garvey and Theodore Bilbo attempted to propose a deal in which African Americans would be paid slavery reparations in return for them moving to Liberia. Malcolm X and George Wallace remembered this idea and both agitated for it during the 1960’s.
We in Amerika may be celebrating a holiday in honor of a missed opportunity. Unfortunately, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Evil Amerikan Emperor Lyndon Baines Johnson dominated the Civil Rights Era. A chance was lost and more eternal seeds of racial resentment were sewn because of Affirmative Action. LBJ’s managerial state will fail. The evil harvest of interracial violence will one day be reaped. Perhaps then thoughts of a free and powerful Liberia will stir in the hearts of those who seek a Greater Wakanda.
Michael Kinsley didn’t let being a Leftist completely prevent him from an occasional moment of insight. He coined the term Kinsley Gaffe. A Kinsley Gaffe occurs when a politician accidently drops a Red Pill Truth instead lying in accordance with the script of the day. An unpopular French leader, with no organic voter constituency who is facing uprisings and riots does not want to hold forth overly loud on Louis XVI. You never heard Putin or Yeltsin offer up any grandiose theories about what went down in The Winter Palace. History doesn’t tend to photocopy itself, but it certainly seems to have a tendency to gravitate towards similar solutions under similar stimuli.
For the second year running, Macron hosted corporate A-listers like Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella, Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel and JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon at a pre-Davos dinner at Versailles. Exactly 226 years after the decapitation of Louis XVI, who failed to plug the crown’s dismal finances and quell popular discontent over a sclerotic feudal society, Macron started his speech by invoking the king and his wife Marie-Antoinette.
I don’t really believe the Yellow Vests preached full-on revolt. I think they were more focused on making the people in charge listen more and extract less. Change within a system doesn’t solve the entire problem, but it gives you something without the risk of living in a cave overlooking a burned-over landscape. If revolution is in the air sometime soon in France, it may well get there because of Foot-In-Mouth President, Emmanuel MaCron, who spoke his inner fears at a time when such an action wasn’t particularly intelligent. It was French President “Le Bulldozer” Chirac who famously told a Turkish President that he had missed a valuable opportunity to shut up. Perhaps President MaCron is the one who missed his chance on this one.
I could have arisen this morning determined to completely deny objective reality. Reality would be too busy existing to care as much as I would like it to. Unless the sun changes temperature to the point where it emits most of its radiation on a different section of the IR Spectrum, the clear and cloudless sky will be blue no matter how much I may prefer that it turn itself purple.
This woman can want to be a fire fighter. I can want to be a wet nurse. Neither career choice would be particularly perspicacious. Most, I’d say 97%, of women aren’t able to dead lift enough weight or run far enough and fast enough while carrying fifty pounds of gear and two hundred pounds of Fat Boy to be professionally competent firefighters. These women may be nice, ambitious ladies who have done everything that school teachers asked of them. That doesn’t give them the physical power to drop rear-end and move heavy, unyielding weights.
This isn’t a problem until one of us is the one passed out on the floor in a burning building. If she’s outside the inferno dislocating her shoulder against an unyielding front door, perhaps the carbon monoxide will prevent you from feeling the impending doom that awaits you. That’s about as good is it’s going to get when political correctness forces to deny objective reality every day when we wake up in the morning.
Jordan Peterson is not “edgy.” I don’t find him as controversial as he would like me to. He’s using elegant variation to create a buzz around fundamental common sense. Socialist intellectuals don’t get that Soviet and Chinese Communists were bloodthirsty, diabolical fiends because they would rather not get this fact. In one of Karl Marx’s better moments he pointed out that nobody really understands an idea that they don’t believe tastes good.
On the surface, this is as wrong as The Theory of Relative Surplus Value. More Lysenkoistic Biology from the guys who brought us the Soviet Union. Nobody’s ideas, even their bad ones, actually taste like mule manure. I can only make that negative comment in a figurative manner. But then again, Marx’s commentary on the taste of ideas was similarly figurative. The mind will initially spit out The Red and Black Pills the way I’d spit out a poorly prepared morsel of eggs served for breakfast.
Peterson is attempting to tell Socialist Intellectuals something they don’t want to hear. Nazis killed about five to ten million people in Europe and Eurasia. Socialists have killed hundereds of millions and the odometer still runs at a dizzying pace. But it’s totally different because none of those guys practiced real Communism. Peterson is at his absolute, non-cucked best when he points out that the Socialist who claims Pol Pot was not a real socialist or that NASALT (Not All Socialists Are Like That) is secretly mad that Pol Pot blew it. I mean if I were running Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge would have put daisies in the ends of their Kalashnikov Rifles. Just a little bit of socialized medicine doesn’t really hurt Sweden or Great Britain.
You’ll hear this sort of mule manure all the time from dedicated leftists. I saw this political demonstration while at UCLA. There was this guy who had bought a sweatshirt at the bookstore and carefully torn of the letters of the UCLA logo and rearrainged them to make it read “ACLU” instead. You just aren’t going to convince someone like that that Stalin couldn’t have just improved the process a bit and been a good guy instead. Socialist Intellectuals are addicted. The Jones is never fed until all things of value are sacrificed on the alter of equality.
Long before AL Gore or AOC were prominent individuals, this smart, powerful, rich guy totally predicted Global Warming. Here’s what he warned us about.
What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done,
and there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there a thing of which it is said,
“See, this is new”?
It has been already
in the ages before us.
There is no remembrance of former things,
nor will there be any remembrance
of later things yet to be among those who come after.
False prophets are never original. Never. Global Warming, Global Cooling, Starvation, Declining Birth Rates and Overpopulation. None of it is original. I doubt even Malthus was original, so I’m in no way shocked or surprised that saintly MLK, JR plagiarized like the devil.
Leftist horror writer Stephen King, once had a character tell someone else in one of his novels that “Two billion Red Chinese really don’t give a Sh!t.” It was a simplistic way for one one guy to tell another one that reality just didn’t consider his opinions or beliefs to really be important. We may have reached a point in pediatric medicine where Mr. King could once more make that offhand remark. The future could be here and it may well be gentically edited.
The second woman carrying a gene-edited foetus in China is now 12 to 14 weeks into her pregnancy, according to a US physician in close contact with the researcher who claimed to have created the world’s first genetically-modified babies last year. Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the scientific community after revealing that he had successfully altered the DNA of twin girls born in November to prevent them from contracting HIV. State media reported on Monday that a preliminary investigation confirmed that a second woman became pregnant and that she will be put under medical observation, but no other details about her are known. Professor He, who now faces a police investigation, had mentioned the potential second pregnancy at a human genome conference in Hong Kong in late November, but its status was unclear until now. William Hurlbut, a physician and bioethicist at Stanford university in California who has known He for two years, told AFP it was “too early” at the time for the foetus to appear on an ultrasound.
This, if true will open up doors that many in our society would like to see slammed shut. Disruptive technologies are like that and emotional strong reactions to them are often mistakes. Hair-trigger, emotional issues get tripped. Abortion advocates and opponents, genetic realists and Blank-Slate Denialists, race realists and socialist morons all will see some aspects of their eternal and unproductive conflicts forcibly impacted by these technologies.
The gene-edited Chinese babies may be the next “Cold Fusion” at Utah University. However, healthy skepticism over the veracity of He Jiankui’s genetic tailoring algorithms and procedures shouldn’t proclude the unsettling knowledge that people can and will acquire these abilities in the near future. I’d wager a small sum of US currency that The Pentagon, The Kremlin, The Forbidden Palace and maybe Versailles all have some vision of The Star Wars Clone Army on their threat radars. Maybe a couple of sociopaths in each of these institutions have some ideas that would nudge each nation towards being the first to complete that particular Manhattan Project. Next, the planning cells at Merck, Johnson and Johnson and Protor and Gamble will have to countenace this technology in how they run their enterprises fifty years from now.
Even people who look at this technology with a pessimism or moral revulsion will have to acknowledge it, plan for it and will find themselves pushing it forward against their wills. None of us have to like the coming of the Brave New World. If we are lucky, we’ll never quite get stuck in Huxley’s dystopia. But it may well be the case that “Two Billion Red Chinese really don’t give a Sh!t.”
Children really should laugh at stupid adults. Reasonably smart teenagers are really good at laughing at stupid adults. This occurred when a group of American Indian activists decided to harass and belittle a group of private school kids from a town in Kentucky who were visiting Washington, DC. The MAGA-HAT MONSTERS from Kentucky are what you can expect from teenagers. They predictably laughed at stupid “adult” Leftists who called them “incest kids” and “racists” because they came from Kentucky.
Then, other stupid leftist adults from around the country piled on. They piled on the way cars seemingly get sucked into wrecks on an icy stretch of interstate highway. Now they are all stuck with their fender-benders and are reacting in varying fashion. When you see drivers at an accident scene some will be glumly honest and take out their insurance cards. They are decent enough people to actually call the ambulance if the poor people they struck need it. Others will try to surrepticiously leave before Progressive, Geico or the local County Sheriff get wind of how it all went down.
Journalist Scott Thurman was one of the glum ones volunteering his policy info. He tweeted out a complete version of what happened. I didn’t read the words “I’m sorry” in his tweet, and this won’t get anywhere near as much attention as his initial “reporting” on the “incident.” A fair-minded individual could interpret this as cynical, employer-forced butt-covering.
Others, they are even worse. They just hit the delete button and ran for the hills. Intellectual cowardice is on disgusting display below. Maybe, one day a lynch mob can come for these sorry individuals so that they can learn how it feels to be one of these students right now.
Anti-Trump activist Ed Krassenstein deleted a neutral tweet contemplating the intentions of Nick Sandmann, the young MAGA student accused of smirking at a Native American. His brother, Brian Krassenstein, deleted a tweet calling the students “bigoted.” CNN’s Bakari Sellers deleted a tweet suggesting the kids should be “punched in the face.” Hollywood’s Patton Oswalt deleted a tweet linking to a critical thread that didn’t go so far as doxx the teens but identified alleged culture problems at the school. Oswalt did leave up subsequent retweets maintaining his opinion that they were at fault. CNN’s Ana Navarro deleted a tweet calling out the “Asswipe” parents of the students for teaching them “bigotry” and “racism.” She tweeted an additional post with the full, unedited video of the teens, maintaining her support for Native American vet Nathan Phillips.
President Andrew Jackson was too wise and well-acculturated to reality to trust in Democracy. One man with courage, he opined, made a majority. Nate Sandmann, only like the cowards deleting their Twitter time-lines after the fact, owns his actions. He stands up for himself and his family.
“I am being called every name in the book, including a racist, and I will not stand for this mob-like character assassination of my family’s name,” wrote Sandmann, who added that he and his parents have received death threats since video of Friday’s confrontation emerged.
I would trade 1,000 Cuckservative Traitors for one Nate Sandmann. It takes a lot to stand up against this. The guy with the woodchipper tweet works for Walt Disney. Pass it on. Ask Walt Disney about it. Several times.
Now people are claiming that the original video of The Covington High School Kids was a Russian Troll-Job. See, now nobody can possibly be to blame for agreeing that Sandmann and the rest were all “incest babies.” This Russian bot alibi is exactly what happens when a man, or teen-aged boy, of principal holds his ground and fights back against the SJW Orc Tribe.
And in honor of Tuesday, 22 January 2019….