It’s the Socialism, Stupid

It’s the Socialism, Stupid

“Start by being warm, pleasant, & generous w/every person you meet; but if someone tries to exercise power over you, exercise power over him; & if he messes w/you, remember to keep messing w/him long after he has forgotten about it”. Silver Rule of Fat Tony in N. N. Taleb’s #SkinInTheGame I’ve said it before – socialism is evil. Not kidding, then or now. While I’ve respected Dr Peterson’s work, and still think his explanation of the symbolism of myth/etc., and the reasons why you should follow common sense advice, and why identity politics and C16, etc. are so poisonous, are Read more »

Ends and Memes

Ends and Memes

Vox Day posted on the value of rhetoric, and in the comments, someone brought up that for “If You Were Positive About Your Body You Would Take better Care of It” you should have a sexy nurse. And Vox obliged (above). So of course people started in about how it should be real nurses and not strippers, how one guy’s wife reacted “but a stripper? No class!”, a stupid picture of a fit woman mountain climbing, etc. I’ll admit I jumped in with a reminder that we had blowups over what sounded similar to some of the not-helpful suggestions, but for some Read more »

A Shift In The Energy

A Shift In The Energy

Cernovich, Scott Adams, and others have been discussing a recent mood change. For what it is worth, and as I’ve noted earlier, there are times where I question what is “real” enough to at least be open to what the more materialist would term “woo woo”. At best. I hadn’t noticed a change in others, but I had noticed a change in my own mood – one more than a week ago. Call it grim determination. It was odd. There was no particularly bad or ugly news, but somewhere, I knew stuff got real. I particularly liked how Jon put Read more »

Warning and Educating Our Enemies

Warning and Educating Our Enemies

As Vox Day recently pointed out, “conservatives” love to instruct our enemy, better yet, warn them off because, hey, this time we’ll enforce consequences, if you keep this up. Yeah. Look, I actually respect what Crowder does with his “change my mind” segments, but he’s doing more than just instructing liberals on how awful the left really is – he’s staking out moral ground behind enemy lines, raising the morale of other right wingers, and battering down the misconceptions a number of people have, and thus actually gaining a few converts. You know, carrot to stick, but he’s got skin in the Read more »

Quick Coverage

Quick Coverage

Stuff that I just couldn’t put a whole article into, but is worth looking at. First, at Castalia House, a review of Rampage and A Quiet Place that tells me the guys who did the trailers nailed it, and I may very well go see those sooner rather than “later or never”. Author of the fantastic  No Gods, Only Daimons, Ben Cheah, writes of the death of the Singapore dream. It’s a similar story as the credentialism among the self styled elites in the states, with the middle class being squeezed out at the top with debt and “get into the Read more »