Marketplaces, Ideas, and Customer Bases

Marketplaces, Ideas, and Customer Bases

One of my favorite Kipling poems: AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race, I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place. Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all. We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn: But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind, So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed…

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Cocoons

Cocoons

Over on Gab, a recent post by Judge Dread @judgedread encapsulated a point I know I’ve made in the past: Cities breed liberalism because cities are the only place where you can survive with absolutely no contact with the realities of the natural world, and liberalism is above all else a denial of nature. #Science What I find funny is that it’s liberals who insist on passing on trite stories about how helping a butterfly out of its cocoon basically kills it, because it needs that struggle to properly expand its wings, to grow, to blossom as it…

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#Coincidentally There is No Truth in Pravda

#Coincidentally There is No Truth in Pravda

The Didact recently brought up yet another recent case of “flash mob” violence where the article is strangely…. quiet… about describing the perpetrators. Short version, 50 or so “youths” were arrested , with hundreds running around in groups from 20 to 50, ganging up on and beating up people in northern Philadelphia over the course of an evening. Just from the headline alone one would guess, based on who actually does these kind of things, as to the cultural or ethnic background of the perpetrators. And as he points out, amazingly, somehow, it’s never mentioned. I’ve cut down on…

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On Chronic Kinglessness

On Chronic Kinglessness

Free Northerner has some interesting thoughts on how today, nobody has power: This is the secret of politics and modern society: nobody is in charge, no one has power, and nobody is running the show: not the people, not the corporations, not the politicians, not the bureaucrats, not the courts, not the military, not the journalists, not the bankers, not the white male patriarchs, not the SJW’s, not the Jews, not Davos, not the Bilderbergs, not the Tri-lateral Commission, not the Illuminati, and not the lizard-people. Everybody likes to posit that some bogeyman composed of people they dislike is…

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Not At ALL Surprised - NYC and Free Internet

Not At ALL Surprised - NYC and Free Internet

Well – NYC is disabling web access on the “free” internet kiosks provided (at great expense) to allow people to look at maps, make calls, and browse online. The tablets will still offer free phone calls, maps, and access to emergency services. New Yorkers can also continue to connect their own devices to LinkNYC Wi-Fi hotspots. But browsing on the publicly accessible tablets is being restricted after some disturbing reports. “A Murray Hill resident was horrified when she witnessed a vagrant masturbating” at one of the kiosks “while walking her dog Sunday morning,” the New York Post reported Sunday. The Post…

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9/11

9/11

We already are forgetting. Some of it, I know for a fact, are the rabbits, the R-selected liberals, who want to turn away and forget that there are wolves, that death waits. Who find remembering what happened “too morbid” or “too sad” or “you’re just stirring up anger against muslims” as if that’s a trump card. I don’t remember because I want to feel pain. I remember because I must – so the people who died that day are not forgotten. So that we don’t forget the systemic malfeasance that led up to that day, the shoddy…

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Stefan Molyneux and Scott Adams on Youtube

Stefan Molyneux and Scott Adams on Youtube

It’s been a long time on this rock, and I’m sure in five or ten years, I’ll think I’m even wiser. Or at least learned a few more lessons the hard way. Nevertheless, I was watching an interview with Scott Adams and Stefan Molyneux, and I was floored by the number of threads that came together for me that I’d been mulling a while. First – background – I’ve been through most of the political spectrum at one time or another, in search of truth. I’ve left most of it as well for the same…

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What Happens Nextdoor is Racist! (and White Girl Bleed a Lot)

What Happens Nextdoor is Racist! (and White Girl Bleed a Lot)

There are a lot of people who are not, by self-description, “Alt Right”, who nevertheless are kindred spirits. They search for truth. And because the truth simply is, there may be disagreements over what exactly it means, but at least they live in the same world, and not one of lies and delusion that we children of the 70’s were raised in. Some are aggressive, others take a more passive approach, staking out their territory and saying “here I stand, this is true.” One of the latter well worth paying attention to is Colin Flaherty, author of the books…

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