It is very odd to live in a society that is collapsing. To maintain denial, people become vigilant against truth, and so you have a giant market for anything that affirms the notion that either nothing should be done, or that the “real problem” is something other than the actual problem. Thus it is like walking as a living among ghosts, experiencing a world that is invisible to them.
We used to buy DVDs or video cassettes; now viewers stream movies or TV shows with Netflix. Even the company’s disc-mailing service is falling out of favor. Music lovers used to buy compact discs; now Spotify and YouTube are more commonly used to hear our favorite tunes. Each of these changes is beneficial, yet I worry that Americans are, slowly but surely, losing their connection to the idea of private ownership. The nation was based on the notion that property ownership gives individuals a stake in the system. It set Americans apart from feudal peasants, taught us how property rights and incentives operate, and was a kind of training for future entrepreneurship. We’re hardly at a point where American property has been abolished, but I am still nervous that we are finding ownership to be so inconvenient.
For the last seventy years of Leftist “innovation,” we have steadily been channeling people into the idea of reliance upon society instead of themselves, nature, God/gods, logic, or even realistic thinking. What matters in the eyes of government is not competence, but how well you get along with others and how good you are at selling them stuff. This creates a mentality where only the herd matters, and only manipulation is respected, at which point you get people who care less for property than for alliances with key institutions of the herd. Communism and consumerism end up being the same thing because, at the end of the day, both are simply utilitarian systems based on pleasing the greatest number of people and therefore, gaining power.
Asia Argento, the Italian actress who was one of the first to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, secretly paid off a young male actor accusing her of sexual misconduct in the months after her revelations about the disgraced movie mogul.
Another lawsuit filing to be taken with a grain of salt, but this shows us how the #metoo narrative breaks down: it was not innocent, wholesome waifs being exploited by cruel producers, but a quid pro quo where actresses traded sex for professional advancement. Asia Argento knew this going in, as did the others, but when their careers did not catch up to what was promised, they retaliated mainly because joining the #metoo trend allowed them to get fifteen minutes of fame, enough to jump-start their ruined careers just enough to have a full retirement fund.
We’re encouraged by the modern left to pour scorn on such outmoded jingoism. But it was nothing of the kind: just people uniting in love of their country and recognising that it was a cause worth fighting and dying for. The less you value your nation’s history and traditions, the less you feel they are worth defending. Such negativity is a recipe for decay and defeat.
The Left is like Cymothoa exigua, a parasite that eats and replaces the tongue of a fish. That way, the parasite always gets first crack at whatever food the fish encounters. Leftists want to destroy anything organic that can hold your life together — culture, instincts, faith, heritage, values, family, integrity, country — so that you have nothing left but obedience. Go be obedient at your job, by buying stuff, most importantly by paying taxes, and by remaining neurotic and distracted while the parasites take over your country and waste your lifetime on irrelevant tasks. Love of country and having a cause worth fighting and dying for are both impediments to total Leftist control.
To be clear, in the specific situations at hand, “we are talking about deviant sexual — almost exclusively homosexual — acts by clerics,” he states, referring to a recent report from a Pennsylvania grand jury as well as scandals involving a Honduran seminary, Chilean clergy and bishops, and a prominent U.S. cardinal.
Why is this even controversial? If a man has sex with boys, he is clearly homosexual. Our bigger question is what to do about homosexuality. The dumb-as-rocks conservatives want us to ban it and essentially persecute homosexuals, which will cause them to LARP as heterosexuals and introduce their genes into the breeding pool. This is a terrible idea because nature has given us a thumbs down on their reproduction. A more sensible method is DADT on a society-wide level: we do not persecute them, but in return, they keep their activities out of sight, including politically.
This posits the question that centrist predecessors least like to dwell on: if we were so great, why are we losing out to the old hard left and Trump?
Ocasio-Cortez talks of “late-stage capitalism”, but hardly anyone outside a narrow band of ideologists really believes that this is where we are. The Harvard economics professor Ken Rogoff points out that many of the dissatisfactions it seeks to address would be more effectively achieved by a rigorous assault on monopolies than a take-down of the free market.
We live in moron world, so the truth of this situation is invisible to most: Leftist policies benefit large companies only. Welfare states dump money on the underclasses, creating a few big winners who cater to them, like Apple and other entertainment companies. Regulatory states create vast armies of cubicle workers. The consumerist model, which consists of government permanently stimulating a market, does not work. It was a Clinton ideal expanded by Obama, but has its roots in the Fair Deal and Great Society initiatives of the 1930s and 1960s. People are being pushed to the extremes because in the center is government “mediating” the market and creating a monster in the process.
It’s simple: whatever political flag they fly, everyone in the U.S. who has a regular job, pays ordinary bills and taxes, has served time in the military or on a serious sports team, or has a traditional college education has a quality — discipline— that the unmoored, unfocused Trumpites lack.
…The office of the special counsel includes highly disciplined attorneys such as Jeannie Rhee, Zainab Ahmad and Uzo Asonye. Check their resumés: These figures have spent their lives working hard and playing by the rules. In valuing discipline, they resemble the vast majority of Americans, whether our discipline is acquired in the military, the classroom, or the 8-to-6 job.
“Discipline” is the new Leftist catch-phrase that actually means “obedient.” Go to school, obey orders, go to your job, obey orders. Never think. Never live. Just be a cog in the machine. At least the Left has finally revealed what it actually thinks about the rest of us, which is that we should all be serfs on the plantation of the ideological elites.
It’s part of the larger issue of cultural appropriation and the never-answered but much scorned question of whether a person of one race or culture has any business depicting someone from another race or culture in a creative way. It’s popped up over the past year in the art world, in the movies, and whenever a white kid releases a hip-hop album.
Staying in your own lane, as people like to say, seems to us a whole lot like self-segregation, especially in a world where the lanes naturally intersect all the time anyway. If we have to be who we were born to look like — and can’t benefit from all the worlds we’re exposed to — what’s the point of even going outside?
Seeing the semi-mainstream media finally discover the catch-22 of diversity proves gratifying after watching years of them going firmly into denial any time its flaws became visible. Diversity might be called Schrodinger’s Diversity, because as soon as you look at it, it changes form. To be a member of a diverse society is either to surrender your culture and assimilate, at which point the society is not diverse, or to remain with your culture and therefore be an outsider to the mainstream. Pluralism — including cultural pluralism, or “multiculturalism,” now called diversity — does not work because life through its cause/effect pattern forces a choice at some point. Since pluralism is essentially agreeing to all potential choices co-existing, or to “agree to disagree,” it disintegrates as soon as someone needs to make the call.
The left finds those least capable in society, importing more whenever possible, and then activate them politically by starting with this flawed notion equal outcomes are a natural expectation, then blaming corruption for why these are not realized. Envy, anger, and covetousness are cultivated in those who refuse to believe their own inadequacies can have any role in their failures, and these groups are all gathered to resist.
We must attack equality and diversity head-on by using logical fact as the mode of our argument. Logical facts are those which are derived from logic itself, such as that two objects cannot occupy the same space and time or that every effect has one cause only. Diversity creates conflict by making every group a special interest that then works against the whole. It abolishes the ability to have standards or purpose in common except egalitarian ideology, and therefore erases culture, faith, heritage, and other organic means of standards, values, and purpose. Similarly, equality — egalitarianism — can never work, because making everyone equal would impose a sameness that would crush interest and beauty in life, leaving only grim utilitarian function.
Over the past two years, Amazon has almost doubled the size of its physical footprint worldwide, to 254 million square feet, including dozens of new data centers with vast fields of servers running 24/7. In at least two states, it’s also negotiated with utilities and politicians to stick other people with the bills, piling untold millions of dollars on top of the estimated $1.2 billion in state and municipal tax incentives the company has received over the past decade.
Democracies run on the “donuts is good” principle. Something like a donut — or civil rights, “jobs,” and equality — can never be opposed because our society has made its goodness a central principle of its ideology. Donuts affirm individual choice, just as jobs, civil rights, and equality affirm individual importance. That makes all the animals in the herd happy, which means that wielding it is a path to power for parasites. Jobs is good, too, and so our governments have fawned all over these dot-com companies, forgetting that not one of them has a working business model other than “take over as much of the world as possible, and then figure out a way to squeeze money from the margins.” We used to use antitrust law for its purpose, but since we refuse to, we have created a time-bomb. These companies will form monopolies and then become abusive, at which point they will begin a slow collapse, and then vanish, leaving a huge void in goods and services that was once addressed by the companies that these giant monopolies displaced.
A poll published by the American Jewish Committee in June showed deep differences between U.S. and Israeli Jews on issues like Israeli settlements, religious pluralism and Trump’s policies. Only 34 percent of American Jews, for instance, supported Trump’s handling of relations with Israel, compared with 77 percent of Israeli Jews.
Jews living in a diverse environment in the USA find themselves becoming more cosmopolitan and replacing their culture and faith with the ideology of an egalitarian society. This is the same thing that happened to American whites, and it will happen to every group which sees itself as being “in power” while in the presence of minority groups. These people depend on working with others from other tribes and traditions; people in Israel, on the other hand, owe their survival to working within their own tribe and traditions, and keeping others out because without a fatuous bloated late stage democracy handing them donuts and welfare checks, they recognize the struggle for survival. Israel is nationalist; American Jews are “civic nationalists,” a fancy term for “patriots” or those with loyalty to the State and its agenda of equality instead of support for their own nation, which is the union of a people, a genetic profile, a culture, a values system, and a continuity of evolution from distant past through a future consistent with those origins. Israel is the Jewish Orania.
In your science, mathematics and engineering classes, you’re given facts, answers, knowledge, truth. Your professors say, “This is how things are.” They give you certainty. The humanities, at least the way I teach them, give you uncertainty, doubt, skepticism.
The humanities are subversive. They undermine the claims of all authorities, whether political, religious or scientific. This skepticism is especially important when it comes to claims about humanity, about what we are, where we came from, and even what we can be and should be. Science has replaced religion as our main source of answers to these questions. Science has told us a lot about ourselves, and we’re learning more every day.
But the humanities remind us that we have an enormous capacity for deluding ourselves. They also tell us that every single human is unique, different than every other human, and each of us keeps changing in unpredictable ways.
The humanities teach you how to be human, which means disciplining your animal reactions, sharpening your a priori instincts, and disciplining your perception so that you become closer to Gods than monkeys. They also teach you culture and the type of learning that only history can compile, which is why literature and philosophy are so intensely mated to the chain of cause/effect events leading up to the present day. The humanities also introduce a type of thinking that requires nuance, degree, depth, duration, balance, and aesthetics, which gets us out of the robotic mode of categorical thinking and individualistic rationalization. In the old days, people over 120 IQ points went to college to learn how to think, and then got into de facto apprenticeships to learn skills. Now we teach skills that are outdated before graduation, and promote people without the genetic/biological capacity for the intelligence required for piercing analysis, creating a vast zombie robot army that is both ignorant and confident.
Nigeria’s population — at roughly 175 million people, the largest in Africa — is even more diverse than its landscape. The country is home to hundreds of ethnic groups, three major cultural groups (Hausa-Fulani, Yoruba and Igbo) and three major religious groups (Christianity, Islam and animism). These factors only begin to describe the many divisions in Nigerian society. The country’s countless groups and subgroups, predictably, have made it incredibly difficult to govern as a single entity.
Let us spare ourselves another “debate” designed to deflect from reality: diversity does not work. It has never worked. It never will work because it is paradoxical, meaning that it consists of a series of beliefs that contradict one another. You cannot have unity through plurality; if you do achieve unity, it is by destroying that plurality, creating a non-culture and a grey faceless anti-race. Nigeria faces the choice of either assimilating and destroying its many ethnic groups, or being perpetually divided. Its only intermediate would be a States’ Rights regime like that endorsed by the American Confederate states.
Waves of 19th- and 20th-century immigration brought millions of new Americans through Ellis Island — many of whom, in an effort to assimilate into new communities and professions, changed their names to ones that sounded more American. Now, in an about-face, more and more of those immigrants’ descendants are reverting back to their original surnames to show ancestral pride.
Diversity offers you an ugly choice: “assimilate” and become a generic person without culture in a cultureless land, or retain your identity and become an outsider. The former option leaves people adrift without a values system or sense of self, and the Leftist mantra of “yOu JuSt InVeNt YoUrSeLf” seems to have failed to actually work (like all Leftist ideas). And so, as America balkanizes in preparation for fragmentation, people are returning to their roots.
Residents in southwest Kansas are starting to speak with a distinct, new accent as the Latino population continues to grow — and the accent is most prominent among young people.
A research team at Kansas State University has found that as demographics change in the region, the way people speak English also changes.
The team is calling this new way of speaking a “Liberal accent” or “Liberal sound.” Liberal is a Seward County, Kansas, town of about 25,000 people. About 59 percent of the town’s population was Hispanic or Latino in 2010, according to the U.S. Census.
The “Liberal accent” refers to what happens when a new minority takes over. They demand tolerance at first, but once they have a majority presence, they vote for their own interests and this causes them to dominate politics, industry, and institutions since those are responsive to the people who are most likely their customers. As a result, people either conform or resist, with those who conform getting the rewards in the short term. In the long term, ethnic tensions simply reach new levels but do so invisibly, setting the stage for an inevitable conflagration.
The Progressives’ failure is not a failure to enact their agenda. They have dominated America politically for the past century. FDR gave us really big government, and the federal government has become a scandal of fraud, waste, and abuse – a scandal that even the Big Government Press cannot keep hidden from us. LBJ declared War on Poverty – and that war was lost.
Whenever the voters put the Progressives in charge, the result is governmental metastasis and social catastrophe – by necessity. The left is simply wrong about how things work. It is easy to come up with programs that defy common sense. It is also possible to use governmental power to impose those programs on society. But the power of government can’t make them work.
Instead of learning from experience, the Progressives keep ramping up their anti-Americanism in order to keep deflecting their unbearable thought that Progressivism does not work. Today, the American left’s anti-Americanism has become completely undisguised. Leftists now want to do away with America’s borders. What would that mean? It would mean that the American experiment in liberty had failed; it would mean the end of America.
America was not an experiment in liberty, but in limiting Leftism by restraining democracy and the State. That failed by the time of our Civil War, and since then, government has adopted an egalitarian agenda (Civil Rights) as its “blank check” to use social engineering to fundamentally transform America. They want the old Western European pioneers out, and to replace them with permanent Leftists without race, culture, faith, history, or values of their own. The State, like a brain-parasite, has replaced America. America thrived because it was not Leftist; Europe and South America failed because they were Leftist. We either get rid of the Leftist element or follow them into doom.
For the non-Marxian English socialists of the 1840s, socialism mainly meant opposition to the competitive, dehumanizing effects of liberal economics, local experiments with communitarianism and cooperatives, and demands for the privileges of freedom, autonomy and participation in government to extend to the lower classes.
The lower classes revolted and overthrew the aristocrats. This removed an intricate social order in which everyone had a place, and replaced it with the mercantile system in which each person was only worth what another would pay in wages. This made us all into products, effectively chattel traded among the winds of commerce, and so the lower classes demanded safety from this by taking from the strong and giving to the weak, not recognizing that the strong were merely attempting to escape from the horrors of the modern system. Who feels confident and safe about the future, other than someone with $100m in off-shore bank accounts and a 2,000 year bunker in the hills?