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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

IQ as Gamma trigger

I had no idea there were so many gammas on YouTube. We've actually been a little spoiled here. From a comment on Jordan Peterson's IQ:
This is hilarious. I have a degree in physics and computer science and certainly do not think I have an IQ of 150, or even 140. There is nothing I have seen so far in your videos that would indicate that you have an IQ of 150. I also do not believe Jordan Peterson has a 150 IQ, and I seem to remember a video of him stating his IQ was closer to 120. Moreover, it is a fact that to find even a person with an IQ over 130 is rare. Many of the online tests and related give false values for IQ to make money, etc. You seem to fail at doing basic research and self-reflection. You  are not that smart.
To which I responded:

Yes, you don't have an IQ of over 130. You also don't realize that between two and three people out of 100 have IQs of over 130. It's not that rare. And you don't understand that I am at least 2 standard deviations more intelligent than you are. But hey, at least you have a degree that will permit you to be easily replaced by cheap H1B visa holders. 

Nothing triggers gammas faster than a straightforward assertion that someone they don't like is smarter than they are. They almost invariably resort to contorted logic based on false assumptions that produces conclusions that fly in the face of verifiable reality.

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The cucks are concerned

They are finally beginning to wake up to the fact that the godless globalist Left is not going to spare them just because they are nice, respectful boys who don't see color, reject masculinity, and absolutely disavow raciss:
Last summer I wrote an essay called the Great White Culture War. In it, I argued that a great deal of America’s political division isn’t just explained by the division between white Americans and racial minorities — there are also immense cultural divisions within “white America” itself. And in few areas are those cultural divisions more stark than in religious belief. According to Pew Research Center data, 72 percent of white Republicans believe in the God of the Bible. Only 32 percent of white Democrats share that belief. That’s a stunning gap, especially considering the historical dominance of the Christian faith in the United States.

Our culture war is also a religious conflict, and that means progressive populism will almost certainly continue to trend against conservative Christianity. And as this happens, it will be increasingly difficult to confine our differences to the political realm. The fear and loathing will extend to individuals. It will mean more attempts to destroy lives and limit individual liberty. And when it does, our divide will only grow.

Hostility to traditional, orthodox Christianity is no longer confined to the white progressive elite. It’s now popular in the white Left. Liberal elites who attack traditional Christian beliefs and express contempt for traditional Christians aren’t demonstrating their disconnect from America, they’re giving their constituents exactly what they want.
They're still not ready to stop throwing the "Nazi" label at anyone who is actually willing to go on the offensive or aggressively defend Christianity and Western Civilization. But they are beginning to consider the possibility of expressing a moderate amount of concern.

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Audio in space!

The audio migration continues. If you're one of the many science fiction fans who laments the collapse of the genre into a dystopian swamp of sexual deviancy and social justice, you will rejoice to read the Neo-Heinleinesque work of Rod Walker, whose MUTINY IN SPACE is now available in audiobook+ at the Arkhaven store for only $9.99.

When the radical revolutionaries of the Social Party prevent his attendance at university and make his life on New Chicago impossible, Nikolai Rovio has no choice but to accept his starship-bound uncle’s offer to take refuge in space and sign on as a technical apprentice with Starways. But space, he quickly learns, is full of dangers that can kill a young man just as dead as even the most bloodthirsty revolutionary.

And no place that Man can travel can ever truly serve as a safe refuge from ambitious and evil-minded men.

MUTINY IN SPACE marks a first step in the return of science fiction to its classical form and historical heights. Written in the style and tradition of Robert Heinlein’s 12 classic juvenile novels published by Scribner, MUTINY IN SPACE is an exciting tale of space, technology, courage, independence, and the indomitable spirit of Man. 5 hours, 8 minutes.

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Mailvox: Her Majesty's Brexit

Not being an expert in the unwritten British constitution, I have no idea if what this emailer writes is actually true or not, but it would certainly be a good thing if it were true that the Queen's apparent willingness to Refuse Assent to legislation if necessary has guaranteed no-deal Brexit despite the machinations of pro-Remain parliamentarians.

The Brexit ‘No Deal’ (a clean break from the EU) was cemented yesterday, but almost no one has noticed.

The existence of the monarchy is often simply considered to be a quaint tourist attraction, but it has real constitutional consequences. Sovereignty is often said to reside in Parliament, but that is intellectual laziness. The sovereignty of the United Kingdom resides in “the Crown in Parliament”.

There is not US-style separation of powers in Britain. The supreme judicial function used to reside with the Law Lords sitting on the wool sack, who would sit in the House of Lords alongside all the other hereditary and non-hereditary aristocracy. The analogous position would be for Roberts, Ginsberg, Kavanaugh et al to be sitting senators with a vote on legislation in addition to being judges ruling on cases brought before them regarding that legislation. The Law Lords were replaced with a Supreme Court by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, who also excluded the hereditary aristocracy.

The hereditary aristocracy functioned to represent interests in a similar way to US senators prior to the 17th amendment. By allowing only the non-hereditary aristocracy to vote in the House of Lords, Blair turned the chamber into a pension system for failed elected politicians and government flunkies that carried water for the establishment. Imagine Lord Eric Cantor, Lord John Boehner, Lord Paul Ryan, Lord Eric Holder, Lady Lois Lerner, and the future Lord Robert Mueller being appointed senators for life after they had been removed from their previous positions. Fortunately, the Parliament Act of 1949 precludes the House of Lords from preventing the passage of budget legislation and also enables the House of Commons to force the passage of legislation in support of the official manifesto upon which the governing party was elected.

There is no Marbury v. Madison (1803), so the UK Supreme Court cannot strike down primary legislation in judicial decisions. But they can declare primary legislation incompatible with the Human Rights Act of 1998. We have our own Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Lady Hale is the Chief Justice.

The British constitution worked much better in its traditional configuration: Law Lords on the wool sack, hereditary aristocracy voting on legislation, and generally with the way things worked prior to 1997. A huge amount of damage was done by Blair. It is worth noting that Blair’s landslide victories (1997, 2001, 2005) were achieved with less votes from the population than Kinnock’s defeats (1987, 1992). This is because Conservative voters simply stayed home because the party gave them nothing to vote for.

Remember that the Conservative party had replaced Thatcher with Major to enable the Maastricht treaty, but so close to the general election that the impact hadn’t sunk in yet and the Conservative voters were prepared to give Major the benefit of the doubt. Those voters came back in 2015 to ensure that Cameron couldn’t negotiate away his promise to hold a Brexit referendum. Also, this week, Donald Tusk confirmed my assertions last week that David Cameron only made the promise with the idea that he could dispense with it in coalition negotiations with the Liberal Democrats. We voters have played our hand very carefully. These are not accidents or momentary rushes of blood to the head.

Her Majesty’s Government controls the legislative agenda through the Leader of the House in conjunction with the Speaker of the House. The Leader of the House is a cabinet minister, currently Andrea Leadsom, a Brexiteer and Theresa May’s last rival for the leadership in 2016 after Cameron resigned because he lost the referendum. Theresa May won by default because Leadsom withdrew when journalists started door-stepping her relatives. The final two leadership candidates are supposed to be put to the ordinary party membership around the country for a vote, a membership which is overwhelmingly Brexiteer, and whose most favoured outcome is a tungsten-tipped Brexit.

There was much talk last week of Conservative Remain members of parliament, in particular former ministers Nick Boles (junior minister under Cameron) and Dominic Grieve (attorney general under Cameron) taking control of the legislative agenda despite the fact that the agenda is at the control of the Government under Royal Prerogative. This would be subverting the authority of the Crown by removing the right to set the agenda from the Leader of the House.

Seizing control of the legislative agenda, for the purposes of preventing a ‘no deal’ Brexit, would require the assent of the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow. When he was first elected to that position, he was described as Caligula’s Horse, and has lived down to that description throughout his tenure. Bercow is a Remain supporter.

On Monday, Sir Stephen Laws, the government’s retired head of constitutional law, warned that the usurpation of the legislative agenda from the Government of the Crown could necessitate the refusal of Royal Assent for the first time since the reign of Queen Anne, a time before the Act of Union with Scotland, more than 300 years ago. This is where you get the concept of a Presidential veto from. However, there is no parliamentary override vote. Having the warning issued by Sir Stephen was a discreet way of warning the Speaker, analogously to having a former Chief of the Defence Staff speak to the press to warn politicians of things that a serving military officer cannot say.

Because Monday’s warning was clearly insufficient to deter the Speaker from the proposed usurpation of the legislative agenda, it was repeated on Tuesday by a spokesman of Her Majesty’s Government. That seems to have had the effect, because all of the amendments presented to the Speaker by the members of parliament yesterday are amendments to motions, not amendments to legislation. In other words, they are merely opportunities for meaningless bloviating with no force of law. This avoids the Queen having to refuse Royal Assent to legislation.

If Parliament had attempted to hold an override vote, then it is likely that the troops that are normally seen by the tourists in full ceremonial uniforms would have been sent directly to the chamber of the Commons to arrest the speaker, seize the mace (the legal authority of parliament), and throw the offenders in the Tower of London (that’s what it’s there for). The Queen would then have prorogued parliament pending fresh elections. The last time such things happened, there was a civil war of Parliament against the King. The King lost his head in Whitehall, and Parliament made such a mess of things that his son was invited to restore the monarchy. Charles the First had been particularly feckless, which must have been surprising because his father, James the First had been one of our best monarchs.

It is worth noting that the Queen allowed herself to be caught on an open microphone during her robing in the Victoria Tower for the State Opening of Parliament, prior to the referendum, voicing her support for Brexit. That didn’t happen by accident. The Victoria Tower is where all the Acts of Parliament are all held on vellum scrolls.

So, the position now is that the House of Commons will not manage to pass any legislation to change the already legislated default position of ‘no deal’ with the EU. On the matter of Brexit, we have crushed our enemies, seen them driven before us, and what we are now hearing is the lamentation of their women.

What will happen now is that Theresa May will consult with absolutely everyone in an alleged effort to put together some type of workable deal. This is simply a displacement activity, like a hamster washing itself when threatened. The consultations will assume an ever more feverish intensity the closer we get to 29 March. But the fact is that the alignment of interests of all groups involved in Brexit is such that no coherent position can be established for a deal to be made. She is now, as some have alleged, simply running down the clock to ‘no deal’. But of course that this is now government policy must be denied to the last breath.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Gammas playing the DQ game

If you ever wonder why I despise gammas so much, just consider this idiot's little Twitter storm:
Mersh@Mersh
Everyone RT this tweet if your comments have been censored by Steven Crowder, Vox Day or Owen Benjamin! Here's all the proof you need. They are all lying to you the same way they claim their enemies do. https://youtu.be/8mwkhDmKHO0  #unbearables

Mersh@Mersh
Always the same game. "I'm only censoring these Russian Bots / Libtards / Globalists / JIDF Shills / Gammas" - Dismiss all the people telling the truth as "gammas". It won't work Vox. It won't work.

Mersh@Mersh
They are on to you Vox.
On to me about what? I am LYING about this Eric Nimmer guy? Am I lying about Nathan Phillips too? I don't know these men. I know literally nothing about either of them. I have never met or talked to either of them. I have absolutely no connection to either of them. I have neither an opinion nor any interest in whether they served in the U.S. military or not.

This is totally insane. Why do they do this idiotic sort of thing? Because sometimes it works on the sufficiently stupid.

BULLSEYE@Extreme91
I thought Vox Day prided himself on being an honest person. Guess not.

What is dishonest about banning a bunch of obsessive gammas attempting to hijack the mic? I'll be addressing this subject in tonight's Darkstream.

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Jordan Peterson's sketchy "Fellowship"

A letter to Dr. Jordan Peterson from a disappointed fan:
Dr Peterson, the following is an unedited transcript of the email exchange I have had with Acton since being accepted as a Peterson Fellow. I'm confused. Your message of responsibility speaks to me deeply and it does not seem very "responsible" to ask someone to uproot their life, move across the country, lose a year of wages, go into $65,000+ in debt, all for a program that refuses to answer basic questions about your level of involvement. The Acton MBA seems like a wonderful standard program but Fellows applied for this because of YOUR NAME, not because of Acton. If you just signed off on this as a branding deal I'm profoundly disappointed. I'm flummoxed that you haven't mentioned it once in a public interview that I can find in the past months, not even your recent Q&A.

​I spent well over 20 hours working on my submissions for this Fellowship. I'm so sad this time seems to have been wasted.

Perhaps you really are selecting for those "most comfortable with ambiguity" and they will get a chance to work with your team on the revolutionary online university project, I hope that's true, and I wish I could have been a part of it. I can not and will not risk my family's future for something that appears so outwardly unprofessional and sketchy. I hope you understand that I have personally contacted more than a dozen Fellowship Recipients who were fully accepted and rejected the offer for the same reasons I have. We are very unhappy and disillusioned. We are some of your most devoted fans. We deserve answers and an apology.
I am not even a little bit surprised. Peterson has always been a charlatan. His "self-authoring" program is total psychological snake oil

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19 million and counting

In case you're ever feeling down, the Realtime Baby Boomer Death Clock should put a little spring in your step. By the end of today, there will be more than 4,500 fewer Boomers infesting the planet.

19 million down, only 66 million to go.

Yesterday, a Boomer complained that the Boomer Hate was tiresome. Yeah, so about that... it isn't anywhere nearly as tiresome as being forced to endure generationally narcissistic morons droning on and on and on and on about themselves for more than forty freaking years.

NEVER TRUST ANYONE OVER 30! 40 IS THE NEW 20! 50 IS THE NEW 30! SEXY AT 70!

And they wonder that we're relieved the end is finally in sight?

Boomers had better get used to the Boomer Hate, because their generational reputation is only going to get worse as more and more Millennials gradually wake up to how the Boomers screwed them over by gleefully abandoning their familial and societal responsibilities.

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Not the last audiobook

As you may or may not know, Jeremy Daw has finished recording A THRONE OF BONES. It is going to be an absolutely massive audiobook over 30 hours long. If you want to get in the mood for it, you might like to consider listening to THE LAST WITCHKING & OTHER STORIES, which consists of five novellas and short stories set in the epic fantasy world of Selenoth.

- The Last Witchking
- The Hoblets of Wiccam Fensboro
- Opera Vita Aeterna
- The Wardog's Coin
- Qalabi Dawn

The audiobook+ is 7 hours, 13 minutes, and includes both The Last Witchking and The Wardog's Coin ebooks in EPUB and Kindle formats. It is available for $14.99 at Arkhaven.

As for the other Selenoth shorts, A Magic Broken is available as a separate audiobook+, while Master of Cats and Birth of an Order will be included with the Summa Elvetica audiobook+ when it is eventually produced. We will be continuing to announce the availability of new audiobooks daily as we continue the migration from Audible exclusivity to the Arkhaven store.

In answer to a question, the reason some Castalia House audiobooks are not sold as audiobooks+ is because Castalia does not have the right to sell the ebook directly. In some cases, such as Jordanetics, that is because the ebook is still in Amazon's Kindle Select system. In others, such as The Irrational Atheist, it is because Ben Bella publishes the print and ebook editions.

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Why conservatives can't win

Because they never had a coherent political philosophy, let alone a consistent one:
Just what is it that conservatives want to conserve? One answer that’s often given is “freedom” – by which is usually meant “individual freedom.”

Well, if individual freedom is really important, those who call themselves conservative should be very pleased with the trajectory of the past century, because Americans today generally have more freedom and “rights” than those of earlier generations.

Consider life in 1930, for example – when nearly all Americans still regarded the US as a “great” country.

For one thing, employment and job opportunities were generally segregated and restricted by sex and race. Employment notices in newspapers appeared in separate sections, one for Men and another for Women. Women were effectively barred from a wide range of jobs.

There were no “gay rights.” Homosexual behavior was punished as a crime. Any suggestion that a woman might have the “right” to marry another woman, or a man another man, would have been regarded as offensive and absurd.

By law and custom, people of European ancestry could not marry persons of other races. In most states marriage between whites and blacks was a felony.

Abortion was not a “right”; it was a crime.

Americans could not buy groceries, tools or clothes on a Sunday. Stores across the country were closed on Sundays as an expression of respect for the Christian heritage and Christian sensibilities.

No one could legally order a glass of beer or enjoy a bottle of wine with a meal in a restaurant. The sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited throughout the country.

How many Americans today who call themselves conservative would prefer life in the “great” America of 1930 to life in the “liberal” USA of our era? Is “freedom” really the most important thing that conservatives want to conserve?
Conservatism was always doomed from the very beginning because it has never been anything more than an attitude and a defensive posture. And you cannot win any contest without ever even seeking to go on the offensive or possessing a reasonable understanding of your ultimate objectives.

"I don't want things to change faster than makes me feel uncomfortable" is neither a strategy nor an objective. And that is why conservatism has completely failed to conserve anything, from the churches to the Constitution.

This is the key line from a long article very much worth readingIn keeping with their distaste for confrontation and discord, conservatives have long tolerated the promotion of seemingly noble sentiments that have unpleasant long term consequences.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Darkstream: On the art of banning

Going live with the Big Bear at 7 PM Eastern.

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Busting Ben Shapiro

The Littlest Chickenhawk's anti-American racism is about to backfire on him:
CJ Pearson
We’re getting new submissions every 30 seconds. Every member of the media who defamed, slandered, and doxxed the #CovingtonBoys on Twitter will be served. Each and every tweet will be archived and turned over to the students’ legal counsel.
The fact that literally racist Neo-Palestinian supremacists like Ben Shapiro and Bill Kristol attempt to position themselves as moral voices of any kind is both risible and ridiculous. I hope the families of the boys who have been slandered and libeled by these media whores do follow through and actually file suit against them.

A predilection for name-calling and a complete lack of accountability is the only reason these ludicrous people have any status. It's time to ensure that they are held accountable for their hateful words and actions.

UPDATE: Ace of Spades is confused about the nature of the so-called "conservative media".
I don't understand the "conservative media's" belief that they can wage actual war on actual conservatives, attacking them and joining and justifying lynchmobs against them, and think they're going to continue getting paid by these very same conservatives.
They aren't conservatives and they aren't paid by conservatives. They are Fake Right media actors paid by billionaires and lobbyists to play the role of the Authorized Opposition.

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Cucks gonna cuck

It's what they do. The one thing they always counsel avoiding is triggering the Left. Because then, of course, you might be called racist.
Ross Douthat
Good rules for life:
Don't let your Catholic school's students wear MAGA hats on a field trip for the March for Life.
Don't *immediately* make a teenager a symbol of everything you hate about…


James Taranto
You think wearing a political hat at a political rally is morally equivalent to participating on a social-media mob directed at minors?James Taranto added,


Bansi Sharma
I am touched by how fair and generous @DouthatNYT is:

a) The Right must ensure their teenagers never express themselves in ways that offend the Left's sensibilities.

b) In return, liberal media Leftists should wait for a day before doxxing anyone who violates the previous rule.
At this point, I just completely ignore anyone and everyone who makes a point to virtue-signal their self-proclaimed non-racissness. If you do that, you're just totally irrelevant because you might as well be wearing a three-foot-tall blinking light that says "WILL CUCK WHEN ATTACKED".

I don't blame people who live in fear of being attacked by the Left. I pity them, because it is a legitimate fear and the coward dies a thousand deaths. But I don't have any use for them either. Give me the 300 of Gideon and Leonidas every single time.

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The Syrian swamp

The Neo-Palestinians are desperate to keep the US military in Syria:
#Breaking: Just in - At least 5 #US troops are killed in new attack in #Syria. #Rojava sources say that attack is most likely carried-out by #Turkey backed Ahrar al-Sharqiya terrorists.
Well, that would appear to be an exaggeration:
#Update: Confirmed! Suicide Attack on Kurdish-US convoy! 5 #Syrian army defence fighters were killed and 2 #US soldiers wounded in the attack near 47 bridge, northeastern #Syria! 
Not our national interest, not our problem. Bring the troops home. And not just from Syria either.

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The audio blitz continues

The 4th Generation Warfare Handbook audiobook+ is now available for $11.99 from Arkhaven.

Written by the author of the Maneuver Warfare Handbook and an active-duty USMC officer with experience in Iraq, 4th Generation Warfare Handbook is the doctrine for a new generation of war. Over the last 40 years, the world has gradually entered into a post-Clausewitzian state where the wars are undeclared, the battlefields can be anywhere, the uniforms are optional, and the combatants as well as the targets are often “civilian”. Conventional militaries have repeatedly attempted to utilize technology to meet the new challenges posed, but even the most advanced technology has provided little more than meaningless short-term victories rendered futile in months, if not weeks.

This inability of Western governments and militaries to come to terms with the changing nature of modern warfare has led to failed interventions, failed occupations, and now even failed states everywhere from Eastern Europe to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. And with the recent mass movement of peoples around the world, 4th Generation Warfare can be safely expected to appear in Western Europe and the United States before long.

Drawing on their decades of experience with military history and military action, the authors have distilled 4GW theory into a short, concise, easily accessible handbook that provides the soldier, the military analyst, and the civilian observer with a guide to understanding and responding to the changing realities of this challenging new form of war.

What does "audiobook+" mean? It means you get the audiobook in high-quality DRM-free MP4 format, plus the ebook in DRM-free EPUB format, plus the ebook in Kindle format. Not all of our audiobooks are audiobook+ due to the limitations imposed by Kindle Select, but over time, almost all of them will be audiobook+.

And no, we can't do anything similar with the print editions. While we may eventually be able to permit you to buy them from the Arkhaven store, they are in an entirely different production system and it's not possible to reasonably wrap them all together into a single product. We're doing what we can. Speaking of which, 4GW Handbook is not the only new audiobook we've added to the catalog, as in addition to the Wardogs Inc. trilogy, we've also added The Irrational Atheist and The Last Witchking & Other Stories. More are rapidly incoming.

We've had a fair number of requests for an Audible-like system that would permit people to pay a monthly subscription in return for a free audiobook every month, as well as some for a Kindle Unlimited system that would permit unlimited downloads. The latter is not practical since, unlike Kindle, we don't wall the garden and there would be no real incentive for a second month. But we could do an Audible-style system, the question is, what would be a fair price for it? Audible charges $14.95/month, gives you two free audiobooks initially, and an additional free one per month. My first thought is $9.99/month with one free audiobook+ initially, and an additional free one per month.

The other thing we are contemplating is crowdfunding the cost of developing a joint audio/ebook reader app for iOS and Android. Please feel free to share your thoughts.

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Boomer hate goes mainstream


Best quote from the fake game show Millennial Millions: "I'm Gen-X. I just sit on the sidelines and watch the world burn."

It's interesting to observe that Boomers have finally lost control of the Official Zeitgeist. And it's amusing to see how so many of them are still so generationally narcissistic that they genuinely don't understand why all three succeeding generations not only don't regard them as cool, but collectively hate them.

Is it entirely their fault? No. Of course not. The destructive decisions of the Silents and the Greatest Generation certainly played a significant part in the decline and eventual fall of the United States. But is there a lot for which to blame the Boomers, not least of all their unabashed pride in their ongoing demolition of their nation? Indubitably. He who breaks the generational compact, leaves his descendants worse off than his parents did, and dies with the most toys does not win, because the children and grandchildren he robbed will write his history.

This comment from a Gen-X progressive speaks for an awful lot of post-Boomer Americans: "I bought into the American dream and was heavily disappointed when I discovered that it was dead and only for the previous generation."

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

NFL: Championship Weekend

Ender pointed out that I predicted a Chiefs-Saints Superbowl long before the season ended. I don't see any reason not to stick with that going into the two championship games today. A long time ago, when Eli Manning's Giants were going into Lambeau to face Brett Favre's Packers, Bill Simmons observed that if the weather is cold and one quarterback is a lot older than the other one, go with the younger guy. And Mahomes is a lot younger than Brady.

In the NFC, the Rams have been too inconsistent throughout the season. While it's theoretically possible that they'll just run right over the Saints in the Superdome with their two-headed rushing attack, I think it's more likely that Jared Goff's limitations will be exposed in a shoot-out that favors Drew Brees.

Discuss amongst yourselves

UPDATE: REVENGE FOR FAVRE! The Saints were the better team, but the refs robbed them of the Super Bowl. How do you like being on the other end of that this time, Sean Payton?

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Grading the God-Emperor

The media grades the performance to date of President Trump
Incomplete

Not doing the work: From a conservative perspective, the president had fewer wins in his sophomore years. But there were certainly some. Presidents often get credit for things they have only passing responsibility for. And if it was acceptable practice for past presidents, there’s no reason to expect differently from this White House. So they have every right to crow about great employment numbers and the like. They have a better case to boast about the continuing line of conservative judges and justices he has appointed to the bench, most significantly Kavanaugh. His foreign policy accomplishments in Year Two tend not to improve with scrutiny. The overtures to North Korea looks more like a hollow PR stunt every day, and his decision to pull out of Syria with no real plan in place could be disastrous. This points to the real reason I am giving him an incomplete. He’s not really doing the work. He’s not governing like the president of the whole country, or even making the effort to appear that way. And he faces every test like a student who prides himself on his refusal to study. Sometimes it works out for him. Sometimes it doesn’t. But for a guy called a “chessmaster” by his fans, he seems incapable of planning more than one move ahead. Which is why he stumbled into the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

— Jonah Goldberg, National Review contributing editor

B+

Room for improvement: To get there, he’ll have to help Republicans recapture the House and hold the Senate in 2020 — and get re-elected himself. We’re at or above full employment overall, and black and Hispanic unemployment numbers are especially good. Jobs for blue-collar workers are also expanding. He has achieved a de-escalation that could lead to peace in Korea and a realignment of Middle East affairs that is in the U.S. interest, particularly with Iran being brought under pressure from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Arab allies. He has renegotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement that is much more favorable to the United States than the agreement it replaced. Trump stuck it out with Kavanaugh when other GOP presidents would probably have folded, and he has confirmed a lot of other judges. The tax cuts he passed have helped to fuel economic growth. Beyond that, not much. The do-nothing GOP House lost the voters’ confidence, and now Trump has to deal with an obstructionist Democratic House. The worst commentary on Paul Ryan’s Republicans is that Trump might not see much difference, except for the blizzard of subpoenas. As I commented in the early days of his administration, Trump and the congressional GOP should have had bills lined up like airplanes on a runway. Instead, they squandered a rare opportunity. You can blame Ryan if you want, but Trump was the head of the party.

— Glenn Reynolds, University of Tennessee law professor

My grade is an A-. Best U.S. president since Chester Arthur. Hasn't fully delivered on either Build the Wall or Drain the Swamp, but kept the USA out of war with Russia over Ukraine joining NATO, kept the insane Neo-Palestinians in check, made real progress on the Korean Peninsula, defanged the globalists on the climate and trade fronts, has begun the retreat from Middle East empire, and showed the Republicans the benefits of not cucking every time the Democrats throw a media-enabled hissy fit. May not be a wartime consigliere, probably does not have the will or the understanding to save the USA intact, but don't make the mistake of counting him entirely out yet. Weakened by his civic nationalism, his advisers, and his continued reliance on establishment figures, but his strategic instincts tend to pull him out of tactical danger time and time again.

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Wardogs Inc. in audio

The Wardogs Incorporated trilogy has arrived in force at Arkhaven! All three action-packed mil-SF novels, set in the Quantum Mortis universe and collectively comprising 17 hours and 13 minutes of high-quality DRM-free audio, are now available. Each audiobook is just $9.99 and includes a different bonus Quantum Mortis ebook until the end of the month.

"Give a man a bodyguard and he's safe for a day. Teach him how to kill everyone around him and he's safe for life."
- Captain John J. Marks, Wardogs Incorporated

Wardogs Inc. #1: Battlesuit Bastards

Tommy Falkland is proud to be a Wardog. And he’s delighted when WDI’s executives sign a massive contract to arrange for a little regime change on a no-account low-tech planet that looks like a highly profitable cakewalk. But when the interstellar transportation company contracted to ship their equipment unexpectedly fails to deliver their armor and artillery dirtside, Tommy and his fellow Wardogs find themselves caught in the middle of the killing zone. And there they learn that bullets will kill a man dead just as quickly as a plasma bolt.

Wardogs Inc. #2: Hunter Killer

Fresh from the nuclear-scarred battlefields of Ulixis, Tommy Falkland and his squad mates are happy to be assigned to a simple corporate bodyguard contract when the interstellar corporation Datacon Verlag inadvertently offends a seriously strange religious cult with an advertising campaign and turns to Wardogs Incorporated for protection. But the contract proves to be considerably more challenging than expected when the executive they are guarding ends up dead, murdered by a military-grade toxin, and they find themselves ordered to track down his killer. But how do you solve a murder when your two primary skills are breaking things and killing people?

Wardogs Inc. #3: Metal Monsters

The Stratocracy of Sfodria has ruled over its people with a very large steel fist for centuries. The giant mechs piloted by their nobles are all but invulnerable and have long served as the aristocratic shield against Sfodria’s enemies. But recently, their indestructible knights have been falling in battle at an unprecedented rate, and no one knows why. Desperate to reverse the fortunes of war before their nation falls to their hereditary enemy, the Stratocracy turns to Wardogs Incorporated to train their ineffective and long-ignored militia. Tommy Falkland and his fellow Wardogs aren’t on the job long before they begin to realize that they may be in well over their pay grade, as it rapidly becomes clear they are not dealing with an ordinary human threat.

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The humor narrative evolves again

The arbiters of self-styled cutting edge humor have evolved to reach a higher level of understanding and have come to a realization that there is absolutely nothing funny about homosexuality. Bounding Into Comics helpfully informs us what will, and what will not, henceforth be considered amusing:
Family Guy executive producers have announced that they are going to start phasing out gay jokes from the adult cartoon show.

In an interview with TVLine, which primarily addressed a recent episode of Family Guy where they lampoon President Donald Trump, Executive Producers Alec Sulkin and Rich Appel confirmed they were phasing out gay jokes.

Sulkin told TVLine:

“Kind of, yes. If you look at a show from 2005 or 2006 and put it side by side with a show from 2018 or 2019, they’re going to have a few differences. Some of the things we felt comfortable saying and joking about back then, we now understand is not acceptable.”

As for political jokes, Sulkin indicates they aren’t afraid to “take hard shots all around.”

“We’ve had some episodes in the past that had some left leanings in them, but we take hard shots all around. We’ve made fun of the Clintons and Barack Obama. It’s not like we would avoid anyone because we vote this way or that way. In any time that Family Guy has been on, we’ve pointed out idiots and the dumb things they do. This just happens to be our current person, and it would be no different if a Democrat were doing something idiotic, which they do.”

As of right now, we know that one special interest group appears to be off-limits to the Executive Producers of Family Guy. It’s only a matter of time before more groups get this special treatment.
So brave. Thank you for this. Although to be fair, as far as I could tell from the commercials for it over the years, nothing on Family Guy was ever funny in the first place. At least not to anyone with an IQ over boiling temperature. So it's not exactly a great loss to the history of human amusement here.

How can you even tell who is supposed to be a comedian anymore? The inadvertent humor is considerably funnier these days than the intentional variety.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

In defense of Milo and me

Fencing Bear isn't impressed with arguments for distancing and abandoning others out of fear that you'll be next.
This post is about fear and how SJWs use it to silence you by making you disavow your friends.

“You know Vox is alt-right, don’t you?” one of my friends messaged me after watching our video.

Me: “I have heard my Vile Boyfriend described that way, too. Funny that.”

My friend: “Your ‘vile boyfriend’ hasn’t come out and actually stated he is alt-right.”

Me: “And yet, oddly, he is still friends with Vox. So much so that he wrote a foreword for Vox’s book. Twice. In case there is any question: Vox is no more ‘alt-right’ in the terms you mean than Milo is. They are friends.”

My friend: “Yeah. That is odd and troubling. You are clearly ignoring the large swath of Vox’s words and ideology because of your fascination with Milo.”

Me: “Why? Milo is not a white supremacist, if that is what you are worrying about. Neither is Vox. Nothing Vox says is any more ‘extreme’ than, for example, what Douglas Murray has said [about immigration]. And Douglas Murray tours with Jordan Peterson. I am not ‘fascinated’ with Milo. I love Milo.”

My friend: “You are obsessed. You are obsessed to the point that you cannot see the danger Vox presents to not only your reputation and friendships but your career. I am saying this because you are a friend, and I don’t want to see you destroyed because of this.”

My friend clearly hasn’t been paying attention. Doesn’t he know that warning me not to go look is simply to guarantee that I will?

Of course I went and looked. (Take your time. Vox has been writing about Milo even longer than I have.) What did I find? Vox and Milo are friends because Vox and Milo are on the same side—God’s side. Vox has stood by Milo, again, for even longer than I have, never once feeling the temptation that Professor Peterson did, to claim that he had not “followed Milo that carefully.”

Even though Milo is gay and Vox is a devout Christian who believes sodomy is a sin.

Little did I know, but Vox has been there all along, taking the hits for Milo, when I thought that Milo was all alone before he found John.

Talk about the Voice of God: Milo stood by me when I made a media misstep that angered people at Breitbart. I stood by Milo when the media attempted to crucify him for his Joe Rogan interview and he lost his book deal with Simon & Schuster. That’s what friends and allies do, even when the other individual is flawed, imperfect, or behaves in a suboptimal manner. And only a fool or a social reject abandons people over mere differences of opinion or the occasional moral failure. 

But what about Vox’s “words and ideology” that my friend was warning me against? Surely mere friendship should not be enough to make me lose my discretion.

Well.

Consider what has been said about Milo.

Consider how many lies are out there about him.

Consider how I have spent the past two and a half years—just like Vox—defending Milo when the whole world was coming for him and calling him names.

Names like “white supremacist.” Names like “pedophile apologist.” Names like “Nazi.”

Milo is none of these things, and yet everyone on social media seems to know that these names are true.

They aren’t. They are lies. Just like the lies spread about Vox.

Now, why would that be?

Vox knows. Vox wrote the book on it.
Two of them, as it happens. There is more. Read the whole thing there.

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An olive branch

This is to discuss the President's announcement, whatever it might be. Initial reports are that it is an offer to trade Dreamers for the Wall. Sounds like just another cuckish compromise worthy of the Republican establishment.
President Trump plans to use remarks from the Diplomatic Reception Room on Saturday afternoon to propose a notable immigration compromise, according to sources familiar with the speech.

Details: The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — and also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, according to a source with direct knowledge.

Jared Kushner and Mike Pence have led the crafting of this deal and the negotiations with members, according to White House officials. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters he had proposed the idea of a DACA-TPS swap to Trump in December, and that the president called it "interesting."
But remember, always wait two days before leaping to any judgement.

UPDATE: It's most likely just positioning for future action:
Top Democrats said they’ll reject an offer expected from President Donald Trump to extend protections for so-called Dreamers for three years in exchange for $5.7 billion in funds for border security as a way to reopen the federal government after almost a month.
Hey, he tried to be reasonable. And they left him no choice but to act in a unilateral manner.

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SJWADD audiobook now at Arkhaven

If you haven't read SJWS ALWAYS DOUBLE DOWN yet, now is an excellent opportunity to pick up both the audiobook and the ebook in your favored format at the same time.

Whether you realize it or not, if you live in the West, you are currently engulfed in a civilization-wide cultural war that is taking place all around you. Maybe you’re aware of it, or maybe you’re not. It doesn’t matter. The cultural war is real and it is vicious. And unlike a traditional shooting war between different nations, in a cultural war there are no civilians. There are no neutral parties, since no fence-sitting is permitted, and there is no common ground to be found. No one is permitted to sit it out or refuse to take sides; sooner or later, you are going to be forced to declare yourself by either publicly submitting to the SJW Narrative or openly rejecting it.

No matter what you do, no matter who you are, and no matter who you know, the SJWs will come after you once they believe you pose a threat to their Narrative, or to their objectives for the organization they are attempting to converge.

The book is named after the Second Law of SJW: SJWs always double down. SJWS ALWAYS DOUBLE DOWN is a much-needed guide to understanding, anticipating, and surviving SJW attacks from the perspective of a man who has not only survived, but thrived, after experiencing multiple attempts by Social Justice Warriors to disqualify, discredit, and disemploy him in the same manner they have successfully attacked Nobel Laureates, technology CEOs, broadcasters, sports commentators, school principals, open source programmers, and policemen.

Written by Vox Day, Supreme Dark Lord of the Evil Legion of Evil and bestselling political philosopher, and featuring a foreword by Ivan Throne, SJWS ALWAYS DOUBLE DOWN is a vital weapon in the cultural war against the thought police.

The audiobook is narrated by Bob Allen and is 6 hours and 34 minutes. High-quality DRM-free MP4 format. $14.99. For the current audiobook catalog, click here. More will be added on a regular basis.

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Back from the future

Owen Benjamin returns to 1984 to help the younger generations understand how they have been prevented from being able to see what is right in front of them after 34 years of ideological subversion:
Ideological subversion is is the process which is legitimate overt and open you can see it with your own eyes. All you have to do, all American mass media has to do is to unplug their bananas from the ears, open up their eyes, and they can see it there is no mystery, there is nothing to do with espionage. I know that espionage intelligence-gathering looks more romantic, it sells more the audience through the advertising, probably that's why your Hollywood producers are so crazy about James Bond-type of three words, but in reality the main emphasis of the KGB is not in the area of intelligence at all. According to my opinion, and opinion of many defectors of my caliber, only about 15 percent of time, money, and manpower is spent on espionage as such the other 85 percent is a slow process which we call either ideological subversion or active measures in the language of the KGB, or psychological warfare.

What it basically means is to change the perception of reality of every American to such an extent that despite of the abundance of information, no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interests of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country. It's a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and it's divided in four basic stages.

The first one being demoralisation. It takes from 15 to 20 years to demoralize a nation why that many years because this is the minimum number of years which requires to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy exposed to the ideology of the enemy. In other words, Marxism Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations of American students without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of Americanism, American patriotism. The result the result you can see most of the people who graduated in 60s drop outs or half-baked intellectuals are now occupying the positions of power in the governor civil service business mass media educational system you are stuck with them you cannot get rid of them they are contaminated they are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern you cannot change their mind even if you expose them to authentic information even if you prove that white is white and black is black you still cannot change the basic perception and the logic of behavior in other words these people the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible to get rid society of these people you have you need another 20 or 15 years to educate a new generation of patriotically minded and and common common sense people who would be acting in favor and in the interests of the United States society and yet these people have been programmed and as you say in place and you are favorable to an opening with the Soviet concept.

These are the very people who would be marked for extermination in this case, most of them, yes simply because the psychological shock when when they will see in future what they want, the beautiful society of equality and social justice, means in practice. Obviously they will revolt. They will be very unhappy frustrated people, and the Marxist Leninist regime does not tolerate these people, they obviously they will join the ranks of dissenters, dissidents. Unlike in the present United States there will be no place for dissent in future Marxist Leninist America. Here you can you can get popular like Daniel Ellsberg and filthy rich like Jane Fonda for being dissidents, for criticizing your Pentagon. In the future these people will be simply squashed like cockroaches. Nobody is going to pay them nothing for their beautiful noble ideas of equality. This they don't understand and it will be greatest shock for them. Of course the demoralization process in the United States is basically completed already for the last 25 years, actually it's over fulfilled because the demoralisation now reaches such areas where previously not even Comrade Andropov and all his experts would have ever dreamed of such a tremendous success.

Most of it is done by Americans to Americans thanks to a lack of moral standards. As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who is demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him. Even if I shower him with information, with the authentic proof, with documents, with pictures, even if I take him by force to the Soviet Union and show him concentration camp, he will refuse to believe it until he is going to receive a kick in the in his fat bottom. When a military boot crashes his balls then he will understand, but not before that, that's the tragic of the situation of demoralisation. So basically America is stuck with with demoralisation, and even if you start right now, here, this minute, you start educating a new generation of Americans, it will still take you 15 to 20 years to turn the tide of ideological perception of reality back to normal normalcy and patriotism.

The next stage is destabilization. This time subversion does not care about your ideas and the patterns of your consumption, whether you eat junk food and get fat, it doesn't matter anymore this time, and it takes only from two to five years to destabilize a nation. What matters is essentials. Economy, foreign relations, defense systems, and you can see it quite clearly that in some areas in such sensitive areas as defense and economy, the influence of Marxist Leninist ideas in the United States is absolutely fantastic. I could never believe it 14 years ago when I landed in this part of the world that the process will go that fast.

The next stage of course is crisis. It may take only up to six weeks to to bring a country to the verge of crisis. You can see it in in Central America now, and after crisis, with a violent change of power structure and economy you have the so-called period of normalization. It may last indefinitely. Normalization is a cynical expression borrowed from Soviet propaganda: when the Soviet tanks moved into Czechoslovakia in 68, Comrade Brezhnev said, "now the situation in brotherly Czechoslovakia is normalized. This is what will happen in the United States.
The demoralization of the West is now very clear to even the most superficial observer. Notice the link to Aristotle's dialectic/rhetoric model; the demoralized cannot process dialectic even when it is right in front of him. Notice also how the former KGB agent specifically uses the phrase "social justice". None of this was an accident. The SJW insanity we now see that is dominant in so many societal institutions is the direct result of American DE-MORALIZATION, the deliberate destruction of traditional American morality based on Christian Western civilization.

Which means we are deep into the destabilization phase and the crisis is rapidly approaching.

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Why there will not be war

Between Russia and Ukraine. A retired officer from the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces spells it out for the slow and stupid.
First, precisely formulated and put on paper, any military-political goals involving a large-scale armed conflict with Russia would look like, to put it bluntly, delusional.

Could you seriously say things it would have to contain, out loud: "As part of a short military campaign, defeat the main forces of the Russian Army deployed at the state border of Ukraine; assault and capture the city of Moscow and St. Petersburg; proceed to the Ural Mountains and the adjacent areas of Western Siberia and force the opposing side to sign a peace treaty on conditions favorable to Ukraine."

This looks so unrealistic that it's hard to believe the Ukrainian military are even discussing it, let alone making some real plans on paper.

Second, even if the Ukrainian military were to get such an order, they would have to face the fact that they have no resources or capabilities to implement it, and that's something they won't have for quite a while. As of today, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have very modest, to say the least, Navy and Air Force. Let's be honest, even the country's ground forces are not much of a force.

To win a war against a supreme military power, one needs to deliver a preemptive decisive blow of the kind the enemy cannot recover from. With the military capacities Ukraine has now it's simply impossible.

It's only fair to assume the Ukrainian military know this just as well, which is why it appears highly unlikely they would be considering starting a war against Russia.

The idea of Russia invading Ukraine is just as unrealistic, first and foremost for one good reason, or rather the absence of any good reason, whether military or political, to do so.  While Russia does have the military capabilities to crush the Ukrainian Army, it's completely unclear why that would be necessary or what the plan could be for post-war Ukraine in such a case.

The international community is also not very supportive of Russia, to say the least. Deemed by many world powers to be no less than 'a force of evil', Moscow would need to feel really politically suicidal to begin a military campaign against Ukraine.

There's yet another important lesson history teaches us: states going through a serious economic crisis are very unlikely to engage in a war, let alone start it. It's no secret to anyone that neither of these two economies under discussion is exactly booming. A full-scale war would add such a financial burden to their budgets that might simply devastate them.

Thus, the only place a war between Moscow and Kiev may exist is the narrative created by the relevant expert communities.
The idea that Russia is going to attack Ukraine, or vice-versa, is about as plausible as the idea that the RUSSIA-RUSSIA-RUSSIANS elected Donald Trump as President of the USA. The only reason Russia would have attacked Ukraine is if Hillary Clinton was elected, because she was going to invite Ukraine to join NATO.

Don't believe the media narrative. Not with regards to foreign policy, not with regards to domestic policy. Because it is always and inevitably false.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

"a major announcement"

"I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M., live from the @WhiteHouse."
-Donald J. Trump

It had better be one of two things.
  1. The God-Emperor is declaring martial law and Draining the Swamp.
  2. The God-Emperor is announcing the Building of the Big Beautiful Wall.

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Will no federal agency stage a false flag

To end this troublesome shutdown?
As the longest government shutdown in American history lurches toward its fifth week, a grim but growing consensus has begun to emerge on Capitol Hill: There may be no way out of this mess until something disastrous happens.

This is, of course, not a sentiment lawmakers are eager to share on the record. But in interviews this week with congressional staffers on both sides of the aisle (whom I granted anonymity in exchange for candor), I heard the same morbid idea expressed again and again.

The basic theory—explained to me between weary sighs and defeated shrugs—goes like this: Washington is at an impasse that looks increasingly unbreakable. President Donald Trump is dug in; so is Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Democrats have public opinion on their side, but the president is focused on his conservative base. For a deal to shake loose in this environment, it may require a failure of government so dramatic, so shocking, as to galvanize public outrage and force the two parties back to the negotiating table.

In these interviews, I heard an array of macabre hypotheticals—from airplane crashes to food-safety scares, TSA strikes to terrorist incidents. But the one theme that ran through every conversation was a sense that the current political dynamics won’t change until voters get a lot angrier.

“This is all pageantry,” a Democratic House aide said of the posturing by Trump and Congress. “It’s going to take a big national event to move things. I mean, we’re at a standstill.”
The media is so upset over the shutdown, and especially the American people's complete lack of concern about it, that they're all but ready to go out and hire the crisis actors themselves.

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Unauthorized science

We of the Unauthorized Right can take some satisfaction that science is now Unauthorized too:
There is a new article in the New York Times Magazine (Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps?) , in which some  pinhead repeats  complaints about David Reich crushing his enemies [archaeologists] , driving them before him, and hearing the lamentations of their women.  He doesn’t give them much respect.

They don’t deserve respect. Sure, he has a far more powerful method.  Sequencing DNA gives you billions of bits, orders of magnitude more than staring at potsherds. But it is fair to look at how archaeologists did with the tools they had:  terrible, horrible, no good, very bad.  They really, really wanted to  create detailed stories of local social change, stories that didn’t sound like something by Robert E, Howard, full of thud and blunder. Not stories about barbarian conquest, population replacement, and mating with nonhuman races.

But that’s what happened.

The origin of the Polynesian population out in the Pacific is a classic example.  Even before ancient DNA was sequenced, we knew that ~94% of Tongan mtDNA was from Taiwan, ~75% of their autosomal DNA was also from Taiwan, while their Y-chromosomes were 65% Melanesian. “Until recently, the dominant model was the slow-boat hypothesis, in which the Taiwanese-derived Lapita culture mixed with Melanesians in New Guinea and the Solomons before sailing out into the deep Pacific. The funny numbers for mtDNA and Y-chromosome were explain by some hand-waving matrifocal cultural bullshit. ”

Ridiculous.  Taiwanese were the original settlers, while Melanesians invaded later, conquered, and killed off most of the local men. Confirmed by ancient DNA.
Science vs the SJW Narrative. The Unauthorized Right vs the Authorized Opposition, the Mainstream, and the Converged Left. Truth vs Falsehood. Aristotle vs Plato. Good vs Evil. Jesus Christ vs the prince of this world.

Different battles, same war.

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This is what individualism looks like

Jordan Peterson's me-first philosophy is NOT helping you or the society in which you live:
I feel like a ghost. I’m a 35-year-old woman, and I have nothing to show for it. My 20s and early 30s have been a twisting crisscross of moves all over the West Coast, a couple of brief stints abroad, multiple jobs in a mediocre role with no real upward track. I was also the poster child for serial monogamy. My most hopeful and longest lasting relationship (three and a half years, whoopee) ended two years ago. We moved to a new town (my fourth new city), created a home together, and then nose-dived into a traumatic breakup that launched me to my fifth and current city and who-knows-what-number job.

For all these years of quick changes and rash decisions, which I once rationalized as adventurous, exploratory, and living an “original life,” I have nothing to show for it. I have no wealth, and I’m now saddled with enough debt from all of my moves, poor decisions, and lack of career drive that I may never be able to retire. I have no career milestones and don’t care for my line of work all that much anyway, but now it’s my lifeline, as I only have enough savings to buy a hotel room for two nights. I have no family nearby, no long-term relationship built on years of mutual growth and shared experiences, no children. While I make friends easily, I’ve left most of my friends behind in each city I’ve moved from while they’ve continued to grow deep roots: marriages, homeownership, career growth, community, families, children. I have a few close girlfriends, for which I am grateful, but life keeps getting busier and our conversations are now months apart. Most of my nights are spent alone with my cat (cue the cliché).

I used to consider myself creative — a good writer, poetic, passionate, curious. Now, after many years of demanding yet uninspiring jobs, multiple heartbreaks, move after move, financial woes, I’m quite frankly exhausted. I can barely remember to buy dish soap let alone contemplate humanity or be inspired by Anaïs Nin’s diaries. Honestly, I find artists offensive because I’m jealous and don’t understand how I landed this far away from myself.... I used to think I was the one who had it all figured out. Adventurous life in the city! Traveling the world! Making memories! Now I feel incredibly hollow. And foolish. How can I make a future for myself that I can get excited about out of these wasted years?  What reserves or identity can I draw from when I feel like I’ve accrued nothing up to this point with my life choices?
Man is not a solitary creature. He thrives best when surrounded by his own herd, his own pack, his own kind. This is not "collectivism" or "statism", and group identity is not "pathological", it is, to the contrary, the epitome of healthy and normal humanity.

Putting individualism first and foremost is a good way to end up broke, friendless, and feeling that you've wasted your life.

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Darkstream: Dealing with deplatforming


One of the interesting things about this particular Bookstream was that it was initially ad-limited, presumably by a YT algorithm that was set to trigger on either the word "deplatforming" or "SJW". My assumption would be the latter, as there has been an attempt by SJWs to rule the word officially out of bounds as excessively pejorative.

(Which, you will note, underlines how foolish all the dialectic-speakers who kept trying to think up awkward alternatives to what has proven to be extremely effective rhetoric.)

This is why I encourage everyone who subscribes to the Darkstream on YT to also follow me on the Stream.Me channel as a backup. Anyhow, I didn't bother asking for a review of the limit because I have no idea what the advertiser preferences are. That's why it was a surprise to see that the ad-limitation had already been lifted this morning, even though I knew there was absolutely nothing even remotely objectionable in the video itself. It appears sanity prevailed for the time being.

Speaking of deplatformings, the third torpedo in the Indiegogo campaign is off and away and the fourth will be launched later today. If you don't resist each and every deplatforming attempt and make it brutally not worth their investment of time, effort, and legal expenses to target you, you can be relatively certain that another will soon follow. 

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Confessions of a gamma

I understand why masculinity is under attack because I used to attack it. I once rejected all things masculine because I was bitter that I couldn't be a protector or leader. I let my jealousy of strong men turn into hatred and resentment. It was a miserable way to live.
- Andy Ngo

Sounds like someone graduated to delta. Or is at least on the way. Gammas are always bitter and envious. That's why they constantly accuse everyone else of jealousy. They can't fathom a state of being that isn't full of it.

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The Wall 2029

The Israeli Prime Minister shows Americans what they can look forward to on their southern border, hopefully in less than 10 years. 


Completed in 2012, the 200km Egyptian border fence cut illegal immigration to almost zero.

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Appeal to an amenable authority

As described in SJWAL, SJWs successfully swarm Roku in order to deplatform Alex Jones again:
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been removed from Roku after the streaming platform faced fierce criticism from users, the New York Times reports.

Last year, Jones’ InfoWars channel, as well as his other media projects, were scrubbed from most major social media platforms and streaming services for violating various rules and standards. However, this week, Jones’ free channel became available on Roku devices, which are used by about 27 million people.

“After the InfoWars channel became available, we heard from concerned parties and have determined that the channel should be removed from our platform,” Roku said in a statement.

“Deletion from the channel store and platform has begun and will be completed shortly.”
You can't run because they won't let you run. You can't hide because they are actively seeking out every last violator of the Narrative.

So you might as well fight.

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SJWAL audiobook now at Arkhaven

Expect to see a lot of these notices over the next few months as we make more and more of our 40+ audiobook library available direct. Anyhow, SJWAL narrated by Bob Allen is now available at the Arkhaven store for $14.99 in high-quality MP4 format.

It's the first of the formerly exclusive-to-Audible titles we've been able to make available this way, and it will be followed by many more in due time.

Please note that the audiobooks we sell often includes a copy of the ebook in both EPUB and MOBI formats for Kindle. I'll probably be doing a Bookstream tonight to discuss the audiobook in light of the latest deplatformings. Also, speaking of deplatformings, if you're a Darkstream subscriber, be sure to sign up to Stream.Me and follow my channel there. Just trust me on this one and recall that I am seldom insistent about these sorts of things if I don't have a good reason to be.

Count Dankula 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
‏So I wake up this morning, all happy that I hit 400k subs, I then see that I have a DM from a Buzzfeed reporter, asking about my monetization, I found this strange, so I checked, and @TeamYouTube have demonetized everything on my channel, everything.

Notice the media-platform tag team. It appears to have been the same thing with NPR, Bleeding Cool and Indiegogo. The media reports on something they don't like, whether it is a successful comic book campaign or 400k subscribers for a badthinker, then the technology company deplatforms the target, sometimes without even waiting for the media report to stir up public protests against it.

When this happens, you have to strike back and strike back hard. It's difficult for Americans to do so, which is why it is incumbent upon those of us outside of the US judicial system, where the laws are considerably less favorable to the technology platforms doing whatever the hell they want to whomever they want whenever they want, to do so.

Take screenshots every single day. Keep every single email. Build your case against them before the deplatforming or demonetization takes place. Don't just be a hard target, don't just be a bump in the road, be a freaking land mine capable of sending a tank flying.

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The cognitive gap in coaching

SJWs in the sports media are perturbed that the new emphasis on offense in the NFL is rapidly proving to be raciss:
There’s an exceedingly narrow path to becoming an NFL head coach at a young age, as Kingsbury, Kitchens and LaFleur have done, and the first step on the drawbridge—the prerequisite—is privilege. That necessarily leaves a number of boys, white and black, on the outside looking in. At an immediate deficit are those from single-parent homes, those whose fathers aren’t coaches, those who aren’t surrounded by advocates and resources and examples of professional success in close proximity.

As a result, the game suffers. When the pool of candidates in any field is narrowed by pedigree, connections and nepotism, many of the best potential candidates are never seeing the light of day.

The statistics tell us the boys in this group are disproportionately children of color, and the history tells us that America’s legacy of chattel slavery, Jim Crow, the War on Drugs, and every other manifestation of systemic oppression of African-Americans in this country is a direct influence on the station of the typical black child in America.

This is only part of the problem, of course. The argument can be made that white coaches may appeal more to predominantly white decision-makers, whether those decisions are conscious or unconscious, the result of intentional racial bias or bias unknown to the boss himself. An equally compelling argument could be made that black coaching candidates are held to higher standards than white candidates.
The reality is that as the complexity of offenses grows, the cognitive floor required for coaches and offensive coordinators rises as well. This is going to make it more and more difficult for black coaches, black coordinators, and even black quarterbacks, to be successful, no matter how much affirmative action is imposed in the sacred name of Rooney. It's not an accident that Bill Belichick has been the most successful coach of the last 20 years, because he is also the smartest and most innovative coach of the last 20 years. And the smarter the coach is, the smarter he is comfortable having his coordinators, his assistants, and his players be.

In the current era of NFL football, intelligence is increasingly necessary for success in order to counteract the exceptional athleticism that is now available to every team. The athletic arms race has resulted in near-equality across the league, so schematics, pattern recognition, and rapid decision-making has risen to the fore.

Former Vikings coach Denny Green was an excellent example of a good coach with cognitive limitations that put a ceiling on his success. He was a smart, hard-working man who was well-liked by his players and by the public. No Vikings fan will ever forget his "leather is sexy" commercial for Wilson's. He created the now-ubiquitous Tuesday charity routine that most teams now embrace. He was always prepared, he did a very good job of building and drilling a team, and he was usually outcoached in the playoffs by smarter coaches who were more capable of quickly outthinking and making in-game adjustments. He was who we thought he was and we liked him for it anyways.

The SJWs are in a catch-22 here. They can try to create a false narrative that black coaching candidates are held to higher standards than white candidates, but the observable reality is that black coaches are held to lower standards than white coaches. No white coach was going to be given two seasons to go 1-31 without losing his job like Hue Jackson was. Few white coaches as mediocre as Marv Lewis are permitted to hold onto their job for 16 years with a .504 winning percentage while going winless in the postseason.

Given the offense-heavy rules of the game and the increasing cognitive burden it imposes on coaches, quarterbacks, and offensive players, the more blacks are pushed into those positions, the more they are going to very visibly fail. The irony is that in order to have a cognitively-limited black quarterback succeed in the NFL these days, the more likely it is that a team will require a white coach who is more intelligent than his peers.

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Dividing and conquering

The attempts to defend the reprehensible, misandric Gillette commercial are just another form of trying to prevent white men from forming a political identity of their own to compete with all the other identity groups striving for power in the West:
When did simply suggesting that people conduct themselves with common decency become enough to spark public outrage? As part of a new campaign against toxic masculinity, Gillette have decided to put some weight behind their 30-year-old ‘the best a man can get’ tagline by putting out an advert that encourages men to be the best people they can be as well. Smart, right? Well, actually, it turns out that they have potentially lost themselves a fair few customers, with men’s rights activists and far right campaigners crying on Twitter over claims of ‘emasculation’, while threatening to never purchase a Gillette razor again.

But, as their advert and accompanying statement so aptly points out, ‘turn on the news today and it’s easy to believe that men are not at their best.’ And, while it may be a bit exploitative of the #MeToo movement, their prompt to their consumers to try to change this seems entirely reasonable. As marketing campaigns go, it’s probably one of the most poignant that we’ve seen in a while. From the handling of the classic ‘boys will be boys’ excuse for misbehaviour to the notion that men should be working to set a new example for the younger generation, the advert’s proposals for a revised understanding of what it means to be a ‘good’ man navigate the thorny issues of gender inequality extremely well.

So, to be frank, if people are offended by the advert, then they are probably part of the problem. Gillette’s campaign isn’t an attack on masculinity or men; it’s simply an attempt to eradicate the toxic behaviours that have become commonplace and assumed as ‘normal’ in our patriarchal society. No one is taking away the beer, the barbeques or whatever else men have seen in the advert that has caused them to have meltdown over razor blades. They’re just telling men to be nice.
Notice how everyone from Jordan Peterson to this Gillette defender are telling white men to be INDIVIDUALS, to refrain from embracing their evil IDENTITY and engaging in any COLLECTIVE attempts to defend themselves and their interests.

This is not an accident. This is not about helping those men. This is about neutering and neutralizing white men. This is about dividing and conquering white men, often with the assistance of foolish white women.

Don't fall for it.

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