Roundup

Roundup

It's been a while, and I've accumilated a few odds and ends that don't call for a full post. Hate is bad. So we are told. Of course, the same people will gladly tell us that "White Lives Don't Matter". I know, I know, they'll tell you that it's not "white lives" as in "the lives of white people," but instead "white lives" as in "lives lived as if you were white" - she even somewhat clarified it.  Leaving aside you'd think that a college professor would be aware of the implications of her choice of words, AND that if…

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Lies and Consequences - Game Theory and Decision Trees

Lies and Consequences - Game Theory and Decision Trees

One thing that's clear in a lot of cases involving violence is that a lot of people are ust idiots. This isn't even about the willingness to believe the narrative of "peaceful" protesters even as buildings burn down and businesses are looted, or the willingness to buy the manufactured set-up because the picture of the cop striking (back at) the (totally peaceful, man) protester is not a set-up at all. There are a lot of people who think stupid shit; take "why do they have to aim for the chest," or "can't they just wound him?" as common examples. Take…

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Lies and Consequences - (Only the) Black Lives (Who's Death We Can Blame on Racism) Matter (When We Can Cynically Wave the Bloody Shirt to Advance Communism).

Lies and Consequences - (Only the) Black Lives (Who's Death We Can Blame on Racism) Matter (When We Can Cynically Wave the Bloody Shirt to Advance Communism).

Three things you'll have troubles convincing normies, especially anyone who still thinks Trayvon Martin or Michael Brown are innocent victims of racism, because that was the media narrative from all the "balanced" news outlets like CNN: Antifa exists and isn't just a fringe bunch of protestors but chronically uses personal and property violence. Yes, even after they took over Soymalia, built a wall, gunned up, and want ID/paperwork. BLM is a commie front that isn't about the black men who's deaths they wave like a bloody shirt. Their founding myth and purpose are lies. The name itself is morally…

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Lies and Consequences - Privilege

Lies and Consequences - Privilege

As I started pointing out in my last post, we already know the Left doesn't care about truth. As good little post-modernists, they only believe that power exists. One consequence of that is that pointing out the hypocrisy of the left is usually a waste of time, except as leverage to point out what their true motives are, or that they are lying through their teeth. "But you believe in principles, right?" Yup. And I believe in reciprocity. The unpacked Christian Golden Rule, or what Taleb would call the silver rule.  If someone shows me he has no intention of…

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Lies and Consequences - Setups

Lies and Consequences - Setups

One of the things that should be plain to see, yet isn't, is the degree to which the left sets things up so that heads, they win, tails, you lose. Take "Black Lives Matter." Any pushback to the group for the fact that only black lives matter to them, and worse, that only the ones they can cynically blame on racism to beat whites over the head with moral superiority matter, is replied to with accusations that you don't care about black people - an accusation that can lose you your job, and worse. They won't let you…

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Socialism, and Sophistry

Socialism, and Sophistry

For one boardgame that I play, looking around for other sources of strategy and knowledge, I came across a mailing list dedicated to the game which I largely ended up ignoring for years until it absolutely blew up because the original designer was looking to republish the game and decided to do so with a very, very, no-good and bad person. This is not what this post is about. In the process of the back and forth, most of the crowd, much like the forums at BGG over the GMT and colonialism issue, took to virtuously penning how awful it…

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Literally or Seriously?

Literally or Seriously?

I've seen it said that those opposed to Trump take him literally but not seriously, and those who support him take him seriously but not literally. There's some truth to that, but I don't think it is quite right. The problem is that "taking him literally" is done very selectively. Just try to get any Trump hater, especially a woman who's face betrays her disgust as she calls him an illiterate pig, to actually literally parse his "grab them by the pussy" comment. Vulgar? Yeah. But accurate - if you recall that what he's describing are…

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Family, and Politics

Family, and Politics

I wasn't going to disrupt a post in gratitude with petty worldly concerns, but it's now the day after, and those who have gathered are going on with the rest of their lives, and so I turn my focus to other things. One thing seen in the lead-up to the holiday was a Saturday Night Live skit with Will Farrell I got in my inbox from family who for some reason still think SNL is funny. Yes, every once in a blue moon on odd leap years, they can be self aware (look up the liberal bubble skit from after…

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