Red Pill and Fiction: Harry Potter edition

J. K. Rowling has lots of mail from young female fans with crushes on Draco Malfoy.

Rowling writes how she’s often forced to crush the dreams of fans who nurse strange feelings for Hogwarts’s sexiest Slytherin. “Draco remains a person of dubious morality in the seven published books, and I have often had cause to remark on how unnerved I have been by the number of girls who fell for this particular fictional character,” she writes. “All this has left me in the unenviable position of pouring cold common sense on ardent readers’ daydreams, as I told them, rather severely, that Draco was not concealing a heart of gold under all that sneering…”

Commentary at Alpha Game here.

And from The Telegraph:

On Facebook, Draco Malfoy has a number of dedicated fan pages, including Draco Malfoy Lovers, which has 1421 members.

And here, we read that

Rowling added that girls should heed those common warnings – bad boys can’t be changed, and least of all by you. “Draco has all the dark glamour of the anti-hero; girls are very apt to romanticise such people,” she continued.

Related: Search the term Darth Maul Estrogen Brigade in your favorite search engine.

I Smell Blood

They’re absolutely terrified.

First, for those just tuning in, here are the relevant facts that everyone admits:

1) Seth Rich was a Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer during the 2016 election season.
2) Rich was murdered in July 2016 for reasons unknown by person(s) unknown.

Here is an additional fact that the left usually doesn’t dispute, though they try to avoid mentioning it:

3) Rich was in contact with WikiLeaks, who exposed damaging facts about Hillary Clinton and her campaign. WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has confirmed contact with Seth Rich, mentioning him by name in this video from Dutch news program Nieuwsuur in 2016 after Rich was killed:

Here’s a transcript if you don’t want to click through:

Assange: WikiLeaks never sits on material. We go through significant effort to get off the material, and often very significant risks. A 27-year-old, that worked for the DNC, was shot in the back, murdered, just a few weeks ago, for unknown reasons, as he was walking down the street in Washington…
News show host: That was just a robbery, I believe, wasn’t it?
Assange: No, there’s no finding.
Host: What are you suggesting?
Assange: I’m suggesting that our sources take risks. And they become concerned to see things occurring like that.
Host: Was he one of your sources, then?
Assange: We don’t comment on who our sources are.
Host: Then why make a suggestion, about a young guy being shot in the streets of Washington?
Assange: Because we have to understand how high the stakes are in the United States, and that our sources are – our sources take serious risks. That’s why they come to us, so we can protect their anonymity.
Host: That’s quite something, to suggest a murder, that’s basically what you’re doing.
Assange: Others have suggested that. We are investigating to understand what happened in that situation with Seth Rich.

In this context, it’s not surprising that the leftist media is in outright panic terror. They’ve pounced on this story with their lie-and-obfuscate strategy with amazing speed and intensity. In the last 36 hours it’s been astounding to watch them.

They’re scared because if this materializes into something it’s a two-fold hit to the left:
First, if Rich was the leak source, then the last tired shreds of the “Russian interference!” meme die.
Second, if he was the leak source, then who had a motive to kill him?

The media’s most common attempt at distraction is to point out that Fox News retracted a story on Rich. But Fox can’t retract the three facts mentioned above.

What particular details Fox has retracted I don’t know, since that article is no longer available.

We do know, however, that Fox cannot have “retracted” the fact that Rich was in contact with WikiLeaks.

We need to keep pulling on the Seth Rich thread. There’s no way they’d be this scared if there were nothing to it.

We have the truth on our side. But unfortunately the enemy also has an advantage: all they have to do is stonewall. If no new evidence comes to light, then the story will die. We have to hope that someone who knows something will come forward.

Meanwhile: His name was Seth Rich.

An Insight about SJW Psychology

I just realized something in the wake of the child-targeting Ariana Grande murders. It’s an answer to this baffling question:

Why do SJWs in the Western world double down on immigration every time there’s a Religion of Peace bombing?

I mean, aside from the fact that they’re just fucking evil.

There’s another reason, and it’s an implication of a fact often noted on the Alt-Right: SJWs see concessions as a weakness, which for them is a signal for a redoubled attack… so they assume we would react the same way!!!

They don’t understand that our psychology is totally different from theirs: If they, the SJWs, make the invader problem go away we’ll stop fighting them. At least, we’ll stop fighting them on the immigration front. Why would we continue to fight if the reason for the fighting has vanished? Why would we continue to fight if the problem has been solved? That would make no sense. At least, that’s how a healthy, sane person thinks.

But that is not at all how SJWs think or emote or react. They are by nature mindless attack-bots. Their existence isn’t much but a search for targets to attack. They see any concession as blood in the water, which for them is a signal for an attack swarm. So, in the assumption that we’re like them, they are either scared to moderate their positions, or they think they’re showing “strength” by not moderating them. Or both.

This explains their utterly bizarre insistence on doubling down on the immigration invasion after every terror attack, even when it’s plainly hurting them politically. Look what happened with Brexit, the US election of 2016, and the recent Italian vote: The Left took damaging hits because they wouldn’t just moderate their freakin’ positions! But they see moderating their positions as baring their throats to our knives.

Oh no no no, you stupid idiots. It’s NOT moderating your positions that is baring your throats to our knives. Is this really not obvious? If you put me and my family, friends, and nation in mortal peril, I don’t have much choice but to fight you. And I have nothing to lose by fighting you, since everything I value will be gone if you win. If you’d just quit it, I’d have no incentive to fight you, and I’d just go have a beer.

For fuck’s sake, morons, just think about it: You know that – until we learned better recently – people on my side would often apologize and make concessions in the face of attacks by your side. If we thought like you, we wouldn’t have done that. After all, you don’t. This proves that our psychology is different from yours.

You might as well try abandoning the invasion thing and going to something else, like environmentalism. Surely, even people as crazy as you can see where this is headed if you don’t back off.

Jerks, Nice Guys, and Female Self-Awareness: An Example

At the fiction-related web site www dot fantasybooklane dot com the proprietress, Erica, has a book review of the novel Stones and Finger Bones by Jessica Minyard.

In the review she writes,

The only thing truly marring this otherwise excellent story is that the heroine is predictably stricken with Stockholm Syndrome. Why oh why do so many fantasy females fall in love with their captors? I’d rather she fell in love with a frog, or anything, anyone, anywhere. I wish authors would stop doing this. I knew it was coming, but I hoped beyond hope that Ms. Minyard would surprise me. Unfortunately, she did not.

Now as soon as I read this, of course, I had to roll my eyes, snort, and shake my head ruefully, as well as display many other physical signs of weary but amused exasperation. How can women be so clueless about themselves? Women love men who are powerful and amoral. Of course abducted chicks are going to suffer from Stockholm Syndrome, and of course women are going to fantasize about that and include it as a story element. This level of cluelessness on the part of the reviewer was stupid enough. But wait! There’s more! The review continues,

If it hadn’t been for all the evil magic, I probably would have stopped reading.
Now for the dark magic. My favorite character was the evil one, Marel, because he is so wonderfully evil. He summons dark spirits to help him gain the throne, and why not? I love a good villain, and he fit the bill nicely.

Yes, really! She just wrote a paragraph lamenting the woman falling for her captor, and then she followed it with that! “I love a good villain” indeed. My goodness. Sometimes the lack of self-awareness or any kind of introspection or self-monitoring by females is astounding.

Just to make sure the point is clear, she next writes this:

I did not care for lead male Rycen. He is nothing special just your typical fantasy hot guy.

In other words, loves the villain; is bored by the good guy. Women, repeat after me: “We women like nice guys; we don’t jerks. We like nice guys; we don’t like jerks…” LOL.

For anyone who wants to read the entire review, it’s in the fantasybooklane site’s Archives for March 2015.

Related: Has anyone ever done a gender breakdown of so-called Stockholm Syndrome? I suspect it’s actually “female captive syndrome” but I tried to find out once, and… it’s surprisingly hard to find data on this.

Terrified of President Trump, Left Pushes Impeachment

NOTE: I drafted this post before I was aware of Comey’s May 3rd testimony, which totally destroys the last vestiges of the latest get-Trump scheme. Even Congressional Dems are now trying to cool their constituencies’ hopes for impeachment. The left has nothing, except to try to drag an investigation past the 2018 mid-term elections, so that during election season they can say, “Trump, who is under investigation for…” and hope some of that sticks to Republicans running for Congress. And that’s their best-case scenario!

To all the Trump doubters, note that the Washington Post is now seriously trying to get him impeached. No, this isn’t going to go anywhere, but it says something about their beliefs about what he wants to and might accomplish. They try to take a calm tone, but this is a desperate Hail Mary pass for them. I guess they figure they have nothing to lose. Wow. He’s a real threat to them.

You can read the latest propaganda line in a recent Washington Post screed by vile subhuman Laurence Tribe. (No, I’m not going to provide a link to this steaming pile of crap.)

The first paragraph is this single sentence:

“The time has come for Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of President Trump for obstruction of justice.”

This isn’t just venting. They’re actually going for it.

Later:
“Trump accompanied that confession with self-serving — and manifestly false — assertions about having been assured by Comey that Trump himself was not under investigation.”

Even for a left-winger, this is a breathtakingly brazen lie. Comey was not investigating Trump. And Trump said, in the public letter in which he fired Comey, that Comey had assured him on three separate occasions that he was not under investigation. There’s no way that Comey would let that slide if it were false.

And to advocate that Trump be impeached for doing something – cutting Comey loose – that Democrats were demanding be done. The brazenness of the left is unbelievable.

Another eye-poppingly audacious lie:

“the president turned to Twitter with a none-too-subtle threat that Comey would regret any decision to disseminate his version of his conversations with Trump — something that Comey has every right, and indeed a civic duty, to do.”

This is the precise opposite of the truth. Trump warned Comey that before Comey said anything, he should consider the possibility that Trump had taped their conversations. In other words, Trump was warning Comey not to lie, because Trump might be able to reveal the truth.

Here’s Trump’s tweet:

James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!

Again, if Trump’s lying, then how exactly does it help him to release tapes of his lying? This is not even a coherent line for the left to take. Trump really has them severing their last contact with sanity.

The last paragraph of Tribe’s propaganda burst:

“But whether it is devotion to principle or hunger for political survival that puts the prospect of impeachment and removal on the table…”

Okay, hold on, time out. Tribe is actually saying that it would be good for a Republican Congressperson’s political survival to vote for impeachment! Unbelievable. Is he that stupid, or does he just think that GOP members of the House and Senate are that stupid?

Let’s start that last paragraph over again:

“But whether it is devotion to principle or hunger for political survival that puts the prospect of impeachment and removal on the table, the crucial thing is that the prospect now be taken seriously, that the machinery of removal be reactivated, and that the need to use it become the focus of political discourse going into 2018.”

They’re doing it. They’re actually, seriously trying to get him removed from office.

This should shore up the spirits of any Trump-doubters. It proves the Establishment is stark staring terrified of him.

No, this isn’t going to go anywhere. But it’s astounding that they’re making the effort.

It should also kill any naif’s last shreds of belief that the Left has any attachment to democracy.

But there is certainly good news here as well.

First, as noted above, this reveals what the left themselves think about Trump’s intentions and abilities. And they are scared witless.

It has occurred to them that they can’t fight him for at least four, and maybe eight, years. And they certainly don’t want to. It has also occurred to them that if he runs again in 2020, they won’t be able to use the “If he’s President he’ll start killing minorities!” etc. that they tried in 2016.

At first I thought that they were going for it because they’re bold. But no: They’re going for it because they’re scared shitless.

Comey Testimony Destroys Anti-Trump Narrative

Via Chateau Heartiste, video of James Comey testifying before Congress earlier this month, May 3.

Comey said there has not been any political pressure to halt an investigation:

…oftentimes they give us opinions that we don’t see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. But I’m talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal.

It’s not happened in my experience.

That 44 seconds of video is absolutely lethal for the Left. God really hates Leftists. He has made them too insane to even check their basic stories any more before they start spewing them.

I mean think about it; all the Washington Post et al had to do before they started spewing their latest narrative was check their archives for any Comey quotes that might refute it. They were too lazy and stupid to even do that! And they’re ostensibly a news organization, for fuck’s sake! How hard can it be!? Checking that sort of thing is supposed to be part of their core skill set! And they can’t even do that, and they didn’t predict they’d get their asses handed to them by the distributed information militia on the Net. Man, the Old Media is lame.

Now the question he’s responding to in the clip is about pressure from the Department of Justice. But if he’d gotten pressure from the White House, Comey would have taken that opportunity to mention it. He wouldn’t have just it slide.

Nope, nada, nothing. It was a perfect opportunity to say so if he were feeling pressure from any quarter, but he had nothing to say.

So the Left’s latest anti-Trump narrative is done.

You might say, “But the media is so cynical they don’t care whether it’s true or not; they’ll just bury this story.”

Of course they will! But what’s their endgame here? Remember, all this Russia/Comey crap is a desperate Hail Mary pass by the Left to try to get the T-Dawg impeached and removed from office. Snort. No, it’s not going to get anywhere near happening, but the point is, they’re desperately hoping it will. But even in their lunatic fantasy scenario in which impeachment proceedings occur (seriously, what planet are these people living on?), that involves a lot of procedure and testimony and digging up evidence.

So then this videoclip would spread and every non-cuck GOP Senator and member of the House, and Fox News, and every right-wing (or indeed, sane) person on the Net would be shouting this piece of testimony from the rooftops. The President, in making his defense, would of course play this video, or have his lawyers play it, before Congress. He might even tweet it to the world. This impeachment crap is even more of a non-starter than we thought it was. There’s simply nowhere to go when the star, lynchpin witness for the prosecution is on video saying, “The defendant didn’t do it.”

Thank God the Left is so stupid, impatient, and impulsive. How were these assclowns winning for 50 years? Oh, right, we hadn’t started fighting yet. We get one major victory – the election of Trump – and they lose their last fingernail grip on sanity. Sad!

SJW Mobs and Coordination Mechanisms

In my previous post The Revolution Eats its Own I noted in passing that the excuses that SJW mobs use to attack people are not important as such, even to the SJWs. Rather they function as coordination mechanisms.

That is, they’re a way of coordinating all the members of the attack mob on the same target. It doesn’t do any good for the ten million (or however many there are) attackers to each attack ten million different people. But if there’s some signal that lets all ten million of them focus on the same victim, they can do more damage, since the victim is overwhelmed, and the attackers will be safer, because any counterattack will be thinly spread over so many of them.

I once read an article about predators like lions and how the members of the pride focus on a single prey animal among a herd of, say, zebras, to chase down. Obviously lions can’t just say, “Alright, everybody, let’s go for the one on the left.” They need another way to coordinate. Turns out that what they do is focus on any individual zebra with a feature that makes it stand out. Each lion notices that zebra and knows the other lions will also notice it, so they can all coordinate on attacking that one.

We often hear that predators single out the weak and injured because they’re weak and injured, and I’m sure this is partly true, but it’s also partly because the one zebra that’s limping is standing out among all the ones that aren’t. To test this, the article mentioned, scientists studying the lions selected an arbitrary zebra and spray-painted its flank with pink paint. The lions all went after that one. The zebra itself is arbitrary; what matters to the lions is that they all focus on the same zebra.

Yeah, so you can see where this is going. SJWs obviously don’t give a damn about your posing next to a swastika in the sand at a beach six years ago. No, they didn’t really believe that if you disagreed with any Obama policy it’s because you’re “racist.” They use things like that to attack because they’ve settled on that sort of thing as a coordination device. A hundred years ago it was, I guess, “That guy said something irreligious!” Now it’s “That guy said something racist!” Nobody cares what you said. They just want a way for a distributed mob to coordinate on a victim.

(By the way, disagreeing with which Obama policy on gay marriage makes you racist? His policy from 2008 or his policy from 2012?)

Maybe we can use this somehow to hobble these pitchfork-wielding assholes. Can we introduce noise into the signal of whom to attack? That would disrupt the coordination mechanism. An obvious possibility is to pick a relatively minor SJW attack cue and signal-boost it. If enough of us start screaming “age-ist!” or “kink-shaming!” sufficiently frequently, it will swamp the major ones like “racism!” to an extent.

And of course, there are other benefits too:
(1) The proliferation of “bigotry!” accusations means that an ever-larger number of people are unsafe, and know it. This gives them an incentive to fight the whole “bigotry!” witchhunt.
(2) The sheer proliferation of idiotic “bigotry!” attacks makes them harder and harder to take seriously. Hilariously, the SJWs are doing this to themselves already. It makes you wonder how much of this crap is genuine, and how much is black-knighting pranksters deliberately disrupting the rage mobs. Memo to SJWs: When it’s impossible to tell you from your enemies trying to discredit you, you might want to re-think some things.

In summary, understanding “bigotry!” as a coordination device will facilitate the development of ways to fight it. Black knighting, in order to disrupt, distract, and lower their signal-to-noise ratio, will be especially helpful. After all, a large number of coordination mechanisms is a contradiction in terms; it defeats the entire purpose. Many coordination mechanisms is no coordination mechanism at all.