Miscellany 9: Get a Bigger Miscellany with this One Weird Trick!

1. Prediction: Bill Clinton is the last white man ever to be the Democratic Party’s Presidential nominee.

I wrote that sentence before I learned this:

Yesterday, September 4, 2018, another minority female beat down an experienced white man in a Democrat primary:
https://www.thedailybeast.com/ayanna-pressley-ousts-20-year-incumbent-michael-capuano-in-massachusetts-primary-shocker

Discussion at Vox Pop:
http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/09/white-males-need-not-apply.html

And at iSteve:
http://www.unz.com/isteve/no-party-for-white-men-another-white-guy-democrat-loses-due-to-his-white-guyness/

A commenter at the iSteve link provides this quote from someone who worked on the victor’s campaign:

“Memo to potential candidates considering a run someday across America: our only paid television ads for the ENTIRE @ayannapressley campaign were on Telemundo and Univision.”

—Alex Goldstein (@alexjgoldstein) September 5, 2018

2. Leftist psychology:

If we refuse assent to reality: if we rebel against the nature of things and choose to think that what we at the moment want is the centre of the universe to which everything else ought to accommodate itself, the first effect on us will be that the whole universe will seem to be filled with an inexplicable hostility. We shall begin to feel that everything has a down on us, and that, being so badly treated, we have a just grievance against things in general. That is… the fall into illusion. If we cherish and fondle that grievance, and would rather wallow in it and vent our irritation in spite and malice than humbly admit we are in the wrong and try to amend our behaviour so as to get back to reality, that is, while it lasts, the deliberate choice, and a foretaste of the experience of Hell.

—Dorothy L. Sayers, Introductory Papers on Dante

Via http://bondwine.com/2013/09/13/sayers-on-hell/

3. So the wackos in England are saying the English were not really white, they were a mix of white and black. Oh… kaaaaaay. Well, great! That means that English imperialism and colonialism, etc., wasn’t a white thing! It was a white AND black thing! Therefore blacks are just as guilty of that as whites. La la la la….

I’m looking forward to blacks offering reparations to the victims of English colonialism in India, the Americas, etc.

4. Barack Obama on John McCain at McCain’s funeral:

“We never doubted we were on the same team.”

Yeah, we knew that, but it’s nice that you finally just gave up and admitted it.

5. Red pill:

In a re-do of the Milgram experiment, half the men AND 100% OF THE WOMEN obeyed an authority telling them to shock a puppy.

http://heartiste.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/obedience-to-authority-game/

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Miscellany 8: Living in a Post-Miscellany Wasteland

(1) July 2018: Twitter and FaceBook stock drop by ~ 20% each! My perspective on this, from a technical securities analysis point of view: Bwaaaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

(2) August 2018: Sudden purge of Alex Jones and Info Wars from several fora, such as YouTube, all on the same day.

Reporting on this in the “mainstream” press often takes the side of the censors by calling Jones a “conspiracy theorist.” Um, what? Several different Internet outlets implemented a coordinated strike against him all at once. That is, they conspired against Jones. Now I’ve never perused his videos, but when his political opponents are overtly conspiring against him, calling him a “conspiracy theorist” is simply hot air.

But that’s not the half of it. Prominent voices accuse the President of the United States of colluding with Russia to subvert our elections. This accusation is coming from some of the same people who are calling Jones a “conspiracy theorist.”

Vox Day is right: Projection is one of the Left’s signature features.

(3) The Left never gives up because for the Left, the existence of people who are free is like a red-hot poker inserted into their eye. Every moment of it is unbearable agony. They will never stop trying to destroy freedom and establish their unlimited domination of other people, any more than you could stop trying to remove a red-hot poker from your eye. They never stop; they only pause to re-group and change strategy.

(4) Epic: Man steals date’s car, then uses it for another date (with her God-sister, LOL).

Talk about outcome independence! Skittles Man, you’ve met your master!

Still hasn’t outdone Bring the Movies man, though, who (inadvertently) got one girl to kill another girl in a rage of jealousy over him.

Note to nice guys: Ya know how girls are always telling you, “I just think of you as a friend”?

Well, try ignoring everything a woman says about how you’re mean to her, and responding with an irrelevant text of “Bring the movies,” and she’ll kill or die for you.

As I’ve said before: Take the red pill orally, or have reality administer it to you by enema.

Related, and hilarious:
https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/the-next-great-dismissive-alpha-male-line/

(5) MSNBC Analyst Says It’s ‘Unfortunate’ Voters Shape Public Policy

A quote from MSNBC political analyst Elise Jordan on the tax bill:

“And I think it’s unfortunate that we are designing — that we are designing public policy in a way that, you know, comes down to how you voted in an election,” Jordan said.

As recently as 2004, writer Susanna Clarke was able to satirize anti-democracy sentiment in a passage in Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. In the early 1800s in England, a servant has just asked a gentleman named Lascelles for his opinion on an important matter.

“My opinion!” exclaimed Lascelles. He looked all amazement, and only part of it was feigned. “This is the first time I was ever asked my opinion by a footman. Thank you, but I believe I shall decline my share of this…” He thought for a moment, before settling upon the most offensive word in his vocabulary. “…democracy.”

As many people have noted, the more entrenched the left becomes in a society’s institutions, the harder it becomes to make up satire more extreme than reality.

(6) On the Salem witch hunts, this is interesting: http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/blog/2012/10/29/the-salem-witch-trials-a-legal-bibliography-for-halloween/

In Salem, the accusers and alleged victims came from a small group of girls aged nine to 19, including Betty Parris and Abigail Williams. In January 1692, Betty and Abigail had strange fits. Rumors spread through the village attributing the fits to the devil and the work of his evil hands. The accusers claimed the witchcraft came mostly from women, with the notable exception of four-year old Dorcas [Dorothy] Good.

So the majority of accusations came from females and were directed at females. Attention, social power, and the elimination of sociosexual rivals, all in one yummy package! Who would have thought that young females would be disproportionately tempted by that!

What we have here is a holiness spiral, with a particularly heavy accusation spiral as a major component. It might be pointed out that a preponderance of females isn’t always true in such accusation spirals, e.g., it wasn’t true in another witch hunt episode in Europe, IIRC. And we know from our current holiness spiral that men certainly can get involved. BUT, two points:

● Once a holiness spiral – part of which is an accusation spiral – is seriously underway, the incentives start impelling people to make accusations, even if they don’t want to, as a preemptive defense mechanism. That incentive affects everyone, so it’s not surprising that both men and women would participate eventually, even if it started with only females.

● Is there any equal-and-opposite case in which it was men disproportionately making the accusations? There are none that I know of.

I’m not arguing that the main problem in a holiness spiral’s accusation component is a problem with women. It’s a problem with power-mad assholes and the dynamics of positive feedback. Still, I think that it is disproportionately women. That is something to keep in mind as we design strategies and tactics to end the current holiness spiral.

Discourse About Discourse and “No Means No”

Deconstruction (although past its sell-by date these days) in its most radical version asserts that any speaking or writing can mean anything, and all interpretations are equally valid. All communication is self-undercutting. Feminists— a group which has significant overlap with deconstructionists— also maintain that “No” Means “No.”

Which is it?

Rapists should love deconstruction. “Sure, she said ‘No,’ but I interpreted that as sarcasm, which is just as good as the interpretation that she meant it literally.” Or, “Sure, her lips were saying ‘No,’ but that tight, short little skirt was saying ‘Yes’.” Or, “Sure, she said ‘No,’ but I interpreted that as ‘Bend me over and slam me hard, stud!’” Or, for a serious deconstructionist: “Sure, she said ‘No,’ but I interpreted that as critical commentary on Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica.

Deconstruction and No Means No are mutually exclusive.

There’s something else funny about the whole “No Means No” thing: If a man were not inclined to accept No as meaning No, why would he accept the statement “No Means No” as meaning “No Means No”? Doesn’t that statement itself also require a meta-statement to reveal its meaning? Maybe feminists should put up posters saying

“No Means No” means “No Means No.”

Hmm, just to be safe, better do posters saying,

No Means No means No Means No

means

No Means No means No Means No

Actually, that’s probably not clear enough. What is actually needed, just to be sure the point is getting across, is… (etc.)

A Passage from Prince Caspian

C.S. Lewis’s Prince Caspian, Chapter 9:

A feral bear has just attacked Lucy and been shot by Trumpkin the dwarf. Susan had aimed an arrow at the bear, but hesitated because she thought it might be a talking bear.

“That’s the trouble of it,” said Trumpkin, “when most of the beasts have gone enemy and gone dumb, but there are still some of the other kind left. You never know, and you daren’t wait to see.”

The two girls go off while Trumpkin, Peter, and Edmund skin the bear for food. There is a little exchange between Susan and Lucy:

“Such a horrible idea has come into my head, Su.”

“What?”

“Wouldn’t it be dreadful if some day in our own world, at home, men started going wild inside, like the animals here, and still looked like men, so that you’d never know which were which?”

When I was re-reading this recently I instantly thought of the Left’s behavior in the last few years.

Epic Photo of French First Lady Fondling Trump’s Pole

FrenchFirstLadyGrabsTrumpsPole

THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED.

This is the funniest photo I’ve seen this year, maybe in several years.

You have to look at a large version so you can really see everyone’s expression:

Trump, obviously trying hard not to laugh.

The French First Lady, with her “Ooh, Monsieur Trump, your American wood is so hard!”

Or: “Let me inspect your wood. Mmm, yes; length, width, circumference… All very satisfactory.”

Melania, thinking, “If this bitch’s hand lingers on my husband’s pole one more second, I’m going to rip her a new one.”

And the clueless French President, whatever.

I’m tempted to turn this into a caption contest, but really, any caption would just be gilding the lily.

Via Heartiste.

Blogroll stuff

Why name the sites in your blogroll straightforwardly when you can think up jazzy titles for them?

However: It occurs to me that some people may not mouseover the links to see the actual URL to which each link will take you, but take the descriptions I’ve given them as their actual names. So in the interest of clarity, here they are, in the order in which they appear on my blogroll (which means, random order):

1. A shock to the system. Vox Popoli, the blog of the infamous Vox Day.
http://voxday.blogspot.com

2. Red pill, concentrated dose (Pregnant women and wussies should not imbibe). Chateau Heartiste. Originally a pure Game blog, now includes at least as much political stuff. Exemplifies a journey many men have made in the last decade or so.
https://heartiste.wordpress.com/

3. r/K theory. Some but not all of this makes sense. A.K.A. Anonymous Conservative, whose particular interest is the evolutionary psychology of leftism and conservatism.
http://www.anonymousconservative.com/blog/

4. Old skool libertarianism, if that blows your skirt up. Alias Eric Raymond (the “open source” guy). Five-word summary of his worldview and writing style: A hardcore Robert Heinlein fan.
http://esr.ibiblio.org
(I may remove this link in the future. I’m part of a rapidly-growing group, ex-libertarians who are “ex” because “official” libertarianism lost us over one issue: Immigration.)

5. Unauthorized opinions. A.K.A. Jim. The description I’ve given it says it all. On red pill topics, 200-proof.
http://blog.jim.com

6. Getting away from it all, physical version. That would be Bauer. They make ice skates, and hockey equipment in general, you wuss! How could you not know that?! Now get into the weight room, get underneath some iron, and send it up!
https://www.bauer.com/

7. Getting away from it all, mental version. Wolfram MathWorld. Mathematical truths are not contingent on empirical reality because they’re purely logical. Thus to understand one, even a simple one, is to touch Eternity.
http://mathworld.wolfram.com