Why White Privilege is Ridiculous

Why White Privilege is Ridiculous

Jordan Peterson recently released a youtube vid of a live presentation he did, and as always, it is well worth watching or listening to. Also, as always, it’s heavy on dialectic – it’s far better on how you should handle yourself, and understanding at the core why you and the world are the way they are, giving you the certainty, the logos, needed to help face chaos. Finally, yes, it’s another speech where he goes on 20-minute long digressions before pulling all the threads together at very nearly the end. Which brings me to his concluding answers. Dr Peterson is knowledgable, Read more »

Safety Third

Safety Third

Dr Travis Taylor, Baen SF author and with two TV shows to his credit, used to joke “safety third”. This goes in line with an observation Mike Rowe made at one of the few TED talks worth a damn about the dangerous conditions. Two reasons – one, while safety should be a concern, it’s truly not the first concern if you’re going to get something done. Just driving is fraught with potential danger. Second, everyone’s so used to hearing “safety first” they tune it out. Anyway, there are nevertheless things that are incredibly stupid to do. Like use a smith machine (from Read more »

Girl Friday

Girl Friday

Enjoy the scenery       A post shared by Sara Underwood (@saraunderwood) on Nov 7, 2017 at 9:36am PST A post shared by Sara Underwood (@saraunderwood) on Oct 31, 2017 at 5:03pm PDT

Heretic Monks

Heretic Monks

The status of Rolf Nelson’s bibliography is a bit confused right now. His first book, The Stars Came Back, was written in a screenplay format. The barest of action and setting descriptions, and a lot of dialogue, but engaging; Partway in you’re hooked and barely noticing the odd structure any more than you’d notice the style of english in Shakespeare. His second book – Back From the Dead – isn’t really new, but instead the prose version of the first half of The Stars Came Back.  I’m personally waiting to find out what happens after the first book. A couple days Read more »

Haidt Me All You Want

Haidt Me All You Want

Why are progressive/SJW checkbox stories sooooo predictable and boring? Sure, they replace actual story with checkboxes, and the “blessed” characters can’t have real failings, just the fake ones you see in job interviews “I sometimes care too much” Barf. Like, totally. Valley-gull speech aside, I’d like to propose that maybe, not only are they limited in what they consider allowable, they can’t even imagine it. There are a small handful of TED talks that I consider worth paying attention to, as most are so full of unexamined assumptions (interesting, because so often they try to present the conclusion as if its Read more »

Three Tweets

Three Tweets

One of the reasons I left Libertarianism, to the “small L” extent that I ever was, boiled down to one simple fact – it failed the Starship Troopers test. Namely, it assumed angels of men, or a static society of people who, coincidentally, believed in serving the greater society around them to prevent organized incursions by power seekers and nation states. With the caveat that at least they understood that ultimately, there is a point where one’s imperfect scope of knowledge about other people, no matter how many facts one collects, renders it impossible for even well-meaning centralized power to Read more »

Girl Friday

Girl Friday

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Interesting Video Short

Interesting Video Short

Friend of mine pointed this out to me (he’ll know who he is). On the one hand, it’s beautifully executed. It also has one hell of an emotional punch – it’s effective. That said, an observation. Even Saberhagen’s Berzerkers, even the Terminators, as ruthless and determined as they were, had a goal, and would stop. They, and computer AI’s, once a goal was met, would stop. They may scout, but they won’t keep attacking a site once there’s nothing more left to attack. So the last day of war – well after humanity destroyed itself – idiot programmers deployed their war machines Read more »

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

A few days back I asked what if, genetics, etc., notwithstanding, if the littlest chickenhawk Ben “Benji” Shapiro was right, and ideology was what mattered, and we took that seriously (thought police issues notwithstanding) – would our immigration policy look significantly different in demographics from those the more white identitarian wings of the right promote. The thing is, genetics do matter. As I alluded – while Lamarck may still be wrong, epigenetics and other factors are showing that his far more deterministic opponents don’t have the answers either, and we know genetics are a factor in personality, and the choices we make Read more »