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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Why Infogalactic matters

And why it is important for everyone to use it and support it:
Cultural Marxism refers to a school or offshoot of Marxism that conceives of culture as central to the legitimation of oppression, in addition to the economic factors that Karl Marx emphasized.[1] An outgrowth of Western Marxism that found popularity in the 1960s as cultural studies, Cultural Marxism asserts that traditional cultural phenomena commonly believed to be intrinsic to Western society, such as the drive for individual acquisition associated with capitalism, nationalism, the nuclear family, gender roles, race and other forms of cultural identity,[1] are actually historically recent developments that serve to justify and maintain the existing hierarchy of power. Cultural Marxists use Marxist methods, including historical research, the identification of economic interest, and the study of the mutually conditioning relations between parts of a social order, to try to understand the complexity of power in contemporary society and to criticise cultural phenomena that appear natural, but are actually ideological.
This is the Cultural Marxism page that Wikipedians deleted and tried to bury. It's just a start, as it needs sections on Gramsci and Lukacs, but it is already a huge improvement on Wikipedia. And we also know why the rabid SJWs deleted it and tried to bury it; they appear to have taken their lead from a classic Guardian hit-article published in January 2015.
The whole story is transparently barmy. If humanities faculties are really geared to brainwashing students into accepting the postulates of far-left ideology, the composition of western parliaments and presidencies and the roaring success of corporate capitalism suggests they’re doing an astoundingly bad job. Anyone who takes a cool look at the last three decades of politics will think it bizarre that anyone could interpret what’s happened as the triumph of an all-powerful left.

The theory of cultural Marxism is also blatantly antisemitic, drawing on the idea of Jews as a fifth column bringing down western civilisation from within, a racist trope that has a longer history than Marxism. Like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the theory was fabricated to order, for a special purpose: the institution and perpetuation of culture war. We can even nominate an author for this lunacy: William S Lind, a polymath of the American hard right, who sought to put rightwing activism on a new footing as the cold war drew to a close.
What a beautiful example of its type! Talk about the legitimate history, bring up the modern references, then denounce the whole thing as hogwash for a spurious logical reason that doesn't hold up for three seconds to anyone who isn't a mindless SJW. That's exactly how they like to do it. Everything is aimed at convincing the Right to disbelieve what it is seeing, and to lay down its arms and not resist the endless provocations and forays of the Left.

Culture war? What culture war? We're not fighting a culture war, and if anyone claims we are, then by all the gods in which we don't believe, we'll hunt you down and make sure you lose your job!

Also, I have to thank Infogalactic's new subscribers. Infogalactic is now nearly halfway to the initial goal of 100 subscribers, and I'm very pleased to say that the 48 monthly subscribers are now covering 100 percent of Infogalactic's current burn rate. The reason that Infogalactic will need to continue to increase the number of subscribers, first to 100, then eventually to 1000, is because as the traffic grows, the burden on the servers will correspondingly grow as well. Right now we're on track to record multiple millions of pageviews in the first month, which is astonishing... but the English Wikipedia alone saw 7.8 billion pageviews in August alone.

I'm not at all surprised at the staunch support, but what is surprising is that in the first week we've already seen experienced Wikipedia editors come on board, even though we're still in Phase One. Why, when the base tech is virtually identical? Because we don't have a culture of deletionism or insist on enforcing the SJW Narrative. The trickle has started. Before long, it will become a flood.

And don't worry that I'm going to shill for Infogalactic every day any more than I do for Castalia House. (Mike Cernovich reading that, just shook his head and muttered something about my being an upper-middle-class pussy.) But I did need to thank the Burn Unit members and let them know that thanks to them, the second major support hurdle has been surmounted. It is a significant step, because it means that we're all in it for the long march.

UPDATE: Now this is a very interesting development! From the comments:
I am really loving using infogalactic for my attribs when fighting online. Seeing that URL seems to make SJWs crazy. I get double the level of trolling of both destroying their argument and deprecating their favorite tool as well.
But it also underlines why Infogalactic has to not only be different than Wikipedia, it has to be objectively better.

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68 Comments:

Anonymous Peter Blood October 15, 2016 9:23 PM  

Great work, I'm spreading the word.

Blogger TarjaJu October 15, 2016 9:36 PM  

Spreading the word as well, I'm really excited this is project taking off so well. GJ

Anonymous Ezekiel Cassandros October 15, 2016 9:36 PM  

Hahahaha! "The theory is anti-Semitic!" Can't imagine why anybody would draw the conclusion that thinking there's a cabal in higher education suppressing American culture has anything to do with Jews!

I love it when they do that.

Anonymous Takin' a Deplorable Look October 15, 2016 9:42 PM  

bravo!

Anonymous Gen. Kong October 15, 2016 9:48 PM  

Culture war? What culture war? We're not fighting a culture war, and if anyone claims we are, then by all the gods in which we don't believe, we'll hunt you down and make sure you lose your job!

Exactly what they've been doing for decades with the War on Christmas. Just wait and see, every year starting in about a month you'll start to see screeds in the (((media))) about how there is no War on Christmas - it's all just tinfoil hattery from Christians and assorted Nazis.

Blogger weka October 15, 2016 10:01 PM  

Had just finished writing an essay on why the Democrats and Eurocrats are Stalinists (and why they are failing). Updated it with a link back to infogalactic.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash October 15, 2016 10:04 PM  

@5 General Kong
The War on Christmas meme is obviously just a dressed-up version of anti-Semitism. And Islamophobia. And ant-Atheism. And homophobia. Why are you so RAAAAACISSSSS?

because

Anonymous Alexander October 15, 2016 10:05 PM  

tired: Bern Victims

wired: Burn Unit

inspired: Burn down every institution that sings the false song of globalism. Never again shall we be made to feel that information we need to lookup puts the interests of others before our own!

Anonymous Galactic Starfleets of Deplorable Spartacus October 15, 2016 10:10 PM  

I am really loving using infogalactic for my attribs when fighting online. Seeing that URL seems to make SJWs crazy.

Excellent, and expected. One small quibble- it doesn't actually make them crazy, it only triggers the latent crazy. Truth is to an SJW as garlic is to the vampire.

Anonymous Galactic Starfleets of Deplorable Spartacus October 15, 2016 10:12 PM  

Right now we're on track to record multiple millions of pageviews in the first month

Had to post that again so I could read that again.

Anonymous Dave October 15, 2016 10:33 PM  

UPDATE: Now this is a very interesting development! From the comments:

Umm what comments? I checked VP, Twitter, gab, Breitbart and https://infogalactic.blogspot.com/

fyi fickbowt is quite adamant that his take on Marxism be included as he copy-pasta'd his comment on both https://infogalactic.blogspot.com/ and VP

OpenID randkoch October 15, 2016 10:38 PM  

Still waiting on a password. Missing out on the reindeer games.

Is this a problem for anyone else, or do I need to try creating a different account?

Anonymous Kolya October 15, 2016 10:38 PM  

Perhaps The Guardian should explain why so many Bolsheviks were Jews and why so many making an effort to destroy WASP society are Jews, think ACLU & Southern Poverty Law, in their attempt to wish away cultural marxism. The Guardian is rife with them too, so I expect continued purposeful myopia.

Anonymous Mr. Rational October 15, 2016 10:39 PM  

Wikipedia remains useful in fights with leftards.  Given that it is SJW-converged, anything in it that's not favorable to them amounts to an admission against interest.

Anonymous Rawle Nyanzi October 15, 2016 10:40 PM  

I got some anime in your Infogalactic.

I think I will enjoy this very much.

Blogger tublecane October 15, 2016 10:40 PM  

I do so love the left's denial of leftward drift of Western Civilization: we haven't destroyed all of traditional culture yet, therefore we must be losing. What?

They're on firmer ground with the stutter steps like Reaganism or Thatcherism, for instance, where at least the left was slowed down politically. Or with the abandonment of outright socialism in favor of social justice and identity politics. Neoliberalism is an actual thing. And though I wouldn't call it a rightward drift, it definitely isn't traditional leftism. It is a temporary stalling. Definitely a Stalinist from the 30s would be confounded by it.

However, they are winning. And Cultural Marxism was wise. They played the long game.

Anonymous Ironsides October 15, 2016 10:40 PM  

Wish I had more time. As a military history fanatic (especially the technical aspects), I could probably provide some decent content for those kind of pages. One of these days...

Blogger tz October 15, 2016 10:49 PM  

Some still don't quite get it

Anonymous Dave October 15, 2016 10:49 PM  

Hopefully future consideration will be given to setting up a tax-deductible non-profit. Twice the fun to support the cause and take a little chunk out of the side of the feds when you do.

OpenID randkoch October 15, 2016 11:00 PM  

Ironsides wrote:Wish I had more time. As a military history fanatic (especially the technical aspects), I could probably provide some decent content for those kind of pages. One of these days...

Same here, although perhaps not as much of a fanatic as I should be. I'd dropped out of Wikipedia because it's a timesink and a source of frustration I just couldn't handle anymore.

I'll be going to IG (if I ever get a password) to fix a few of the things that Wiki let run way out of date.

Anonymous Dindu-Nufisms October 15, 2016 11:21 PM  

Free-fall Cultural Marxism? Gibsme mo' o' dat!

Anonymous SciVo de Plorable October 15, 2016 11:46 PM  

Gen. Kong wrote:Culture war? What culture war? We're not fighting a culture war, and if anyone claims we are, then by all the gods in which we don't believe, we'll hunt you down and make sure you lose your job!

Exactly what they've been doing for decades with the War on Christmas. Just wait and see, every year starting in about a month you'll start to see screeds in the (((media))) about how there is no War on Christmas - it's all just tinfoil hattery from Christians and assorted Nazis.


I was shaking in rage last year when the (((animated Christmas movie))) was all about how Jack Frost's (((magic))) had a narrative arc in which Santa Claus's (((magic))) played a role.

Mental note: find out the names and addresses of the writers.

OpenID nightskyradio.com October 15, 2016 11:47 PM  

Any Galaxians on TV Tropes who can start adding links to IG when they do edits?

Anonymous Dave October 15, 2016 11:50 PM  

@18 tz

I sent the links to JWR for the Infogalactic press release http://infogalactic.com/info/PR_20161010 and the Breitbart article http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/10/10/anti-thought-police-infogalactic-launches-as-wikipedia-alternative/

Blogger Mr.MantraMan October 15, 2016 11:50 PM  

IG certainly to expose on some level that there are very few people on the left who can think

Anonymous Clay October 15, 2016 11:54 PM  

Ironsides wrote:Wish I had more time. As a military history fanatic (especially the technical aspects), I could probably provide some decent content for those kind of pages. One of these days...

Yeah. Why don't you try VD or Nate.

They'll take your panties down.

I can give a try or two, myself.

Just name it and give it a try.

Blogger VFM #7634 October 16, 2016 12:04 AM  

I must say that I am quite glad to be seeing this project getting off the ground.

@12 randkoch
Yeah, I had a problem, but it shouldn't be anything the Infogalactic Crew can't handle. Try sending them an e-mail.

Blogger Thucydides October 16, 2016 12:16 AM  

On another thread there was a question on how to alert norms about Infogalactic. I just find the link to the Infogalactic page when I'm looking for an attribution or whatever when emailing friends (yeah, we're those people) or making a comment on another blog.

No explanation, just the link.

I'm sure some people are puzzled, but so far no one has made any comments.

A raid on TV Tropes to replace any and all Wikipedia links with the Infogalactic links should produce quite the reaction...

Blogger Snidely Whiplash October 16, 2016 12:21 AM  

Dave wrote:Hopefully future consideration will be given to setting up a tax-deductible non-profit.
I believe the goal is to turn a profit. A quite substantial profit.

OpenID randkoch October 16, 2016 12:27 AM  

VFM #7634 wrote:...
@12 randkoch

Yeah, I had a problem, but it shouldn't be anything the Infogalactic Crew can't handle. Try sending them an e-mail.


I haven't seen an email address for it, and didn't want to hassle the wrong guy.

The Help section takes me to MediaWiki.org, which I'm pretty sure is somebody else.

Blogger chris October 16, 2016 12:38 AM  

You should also dedicate a part of the wiki page to the debacle with it's deletion on wikipedia by Cultural Marxists. I hung around 8chan at that time and I remember there where screenshots and webarchives of the lead moderator in the deletion admitting to being a cultural marxist in the talk/deletion pages for the wiki article.

Anonymous Alice De Goon October 16, 2016 12:50 AM  

I was shaking in rage last year when the (((animated Christmas movie))) was all about how Jack Frost's (((magic))) had a narrative arc in which Santa Claus's (((magic))) played a role.

Mental note: find out the names and addresses of the writers.


I hope you're not talking about the old Rankin/Bass stop-motion version of Jack Frost, because that movie was redpilled as hell. The hero of the story (a nature spirit called Jack Frost) falls in love with a mortal woman and decides to give up his powers to be with her. Unfortunately the girl falls in love with a hunky Alpha Male who shows up out of nowhere to rescue her from a bad situation. (Non-powerful, mortal Jack Frost is overbrimming with beta-tude and can't compete with the Alpha Male soldier who's literally muscled in on his territory.) Jack Frost eventually defeats the main villain of the story (NOT the Alpha Male soldier, surprisingly,) but he can't do so in time to win the heart of the girl he loves before she marries the Alpha Male soldier. It's a rare kids story that has as its message, "Sometimes you just don't get the girl. Sometimes you just get AMOG'd by a guy who's more attractive than yourself."

Another Rankin Bass story, "The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold," features a young sailor who gets drawn into a conflict between a Banshee and a bunch of Leprechauns. The Banshee manages to wreak havoc with the leprechauns by taking on the form of a beautiful young woman and manipulating the chief leprechaun's wife into taking her side in a dispute. In other words, the villain is a female who plays upon the emotions of another female in order to cause chaos and get what she wants. I haven't watched cartoons in awhile, but I'm willing to bet you won't see female villains employing that sophisticated a level of manipulation or see female characters getting led astray by their own feelz so strongly. Real eye-opening stuff.

Blogger Revelation Means Hope October 16, 2016 1:06 AM  

Starting planting the InfoGalactic website tonight by wearing my t-shirt to a church function, and showing and explaining it to some of the Google engineers who were there.

Blogger Revelation Means Hope October 16, 2016 1:08 AM  

Oh, and part of the message? Wikipedia engages in censorship and is deeply anti-christian.

There is a LOT of frustration out there. This message resonated.

Anonymous Tanjil Bren October 16, 2016 1:14 AM  

@12

Same here. Still waiting.

Anonymous Spinrad's Agent October 16, 2016 1:17 AM  

Post TIL's on Reddit using IG links. Hop into comments and post IG links there as well.

Anonymous map October 16, 2016 1:20 AM  

VD,

Would Peter Thiel be interested?

Blogger dfordoom October 16, 2016 1:30 AM  

If humanities faculties are really geared to brainwashing students into accepting the postulates of far-left ideology, the composition of western parliaments and presidencies and the roaring success of corporate capitalism suggests they’re doing an astoundingly bad job. Anyone who takes a cool look at the last three decades of politics will think it bizarre that anyone could interpret what’s happened as the triumph of an all-powerful left.

They do have a point. Cultural marxism may have started out as a leftist ideology but today it's largely a rightist ideology. As originally conceived the purpose of cultural marxism was to prepare the ground for the Glorious Socialist Revolution. Today the purpose of cultural marxism is to keep the world safe for predatory global capitalism.

Cultural marxism was hijacked by the right. Of course many of the cultural marxist foot-soldiers are too dumb to understand that they are just useful idiots for global capitalism.

Anonymous Just another commenter October 16, 2016 1:46 AM  

dfordoom - not "predatory global capitalism," rather cultural Marxism serves international predatory crony corporatism for the international oligarchy, and screwing the surfs is a feature, not a bug. It's not the political right, it's just a different flavor of leftist, like fascism: private ownership by one leftist group, heavy regulation by another leftist group, to extract wealth from everyone that isn't part of the "in crowd." Nearly all the billionaires support leftist causes and candidates.

Blogger The Other Robot October 16, 2016 1:48 AM  

How strange to find that Georg Lucacs was born to wealthy Jewish parents in Hungary.

Anonymous Jack Amok October 16, 2016 1:58 AM  

Hahahaha! "The theory is anti-Semitic!" Can't imagine why anybody would draw the conclusion that thinking there's a cabal in higher education suppressing American culture has anything to do with Jews!

It's freakin' hilarious. It's like walking into a room, saying "Hello" and having some guy start protesting

"It wasn't me! I swear I didn't do it!"

"Do what?"

It's like there's a guilty conscience somewhere...

OpenID randkoch October 16, 2016 2:00 AM  

Tanjil Bren wrote:@12

Same here. Still waiting.


That makes me feel better. I was afraid it was a glitch that only affected my account. I wish the website had said it takes a while.

There's a template on the site that needs to be fixed, and I've got an edit ready to go. It's badly out of date on Wikipedia, too. Theirs can stay that way as far as I'm concerned.

Blogger Crew October 16, 2016 2:17 AM  

@12: Send email to crew@infogalactic.com and I will see what I can do.

Blogger dfordoom October 16, 2016 2:19 AM  

@39. Just another commenter

dfordoom - not "predatory global capitalism," rather cultural Marxism serves international predatory crony corporatism for the international oligarchy, and screwing the surfs is a feature, not a bug. It's not the political right, it's just a different flavor of leftist, like fascism: private ownership by one leftist group, heavy regulation by another leftist group, to extract wealth from everyone that isn't part of the "in crowd."

We're mostly in agreement. What we have is a kind of fascism but whatever it is it's not marxism. We could argue all night about whether fascism is leftist or rightist. The answer is that it's both and it's neither.

But cultural marxism was originally going to be the means to the end of ushering in the dictatorship of the proletariat, the socialisation of the means of production, the redistribution of wealth. All that stuff that marxists used to believe in. It's quite obvious that this is no longer the objective of cultural marxism so in that sense cultural marxism has been hijacked.

Nearly all the billionaires support leftist causes and candidates.

They support globalist causes and candidates. I doubt if a single billionaire is actually hoping for the dictatorship of the proletariat, the socialisation of the means of production or the redistribution of wealth. What they support is a kind of fake leftism with all the actual leftist elements removed.

OpenID randkoch October 16, 2016 2:26 AM  

Crew wrote:@12: Send email to crew@infogalactic.com and I will see what I can do.

Thanks! Will do.

Blogger Shimshon October 16, 2016 2:49 AM  

I went to UCSD, which Herbert Marcuse taught at for a time. This is all that Wikipedia has to say about this well-known Cultural Marxist's connection to Cultural Marxism:

"His work heavily influenced intellectual discourse on popular culture and scholarly popular culture studies."

Ya think?

Anonymous BGKB October 16, 2016 3:11 AM  

VD,Would Peter Thiel be interested?

Vox is too old for him, oh you meant IG.

OT: Lambda legal pushing for legalized prostitution http://www.lambdalegal.org/blog/20161012_constitution-should-protect-sex-work

JK Rowling to do movie involving gays & beasts http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37653725

Blogger VD October 16, 2016 4:25 AM  

Hopefully future consideration will be given to setting up a tax-deductible non-profit. Twice the fun to support the cause and take a little chunk out of the side of the feds when you do.

Hell no! Going non-profit is like asking to be put on the fast track to convergence. Haven't you ever noticed that it is foundations set up by successful, often conservative, businessmen that are funding half of the SJW nonsense out there?

You should also dedicate a part of the wiki page to the debacle with it's deletion on wikipedia by Cultural Marxists

No, we shouldn't. Because that's about Wikipedia, not Cultural Marxism.

Some of you still don't seem to get it. It's NOT about being the mirror image of Wikipedia, where you do everything you can to stick every possible shiv you can get away with in the other side. If we start doing stuff like this, we will fail to replace Wikipedia, but will merely be an alternative.

The way to beat them in the long term is to remain relentlessly objective and 100 percent devoted to the factual and the true. This is a grand strategic offensive, not a tactical weapon.

Blogger VD October 16, 2016 4:27 AM  

Would Peter Thiel be interested?

Almost certainly.

Blogger ÆtherCzar October 16, 2016 6:03 AM  

I would appreciate a WordPress extension to auto-change all the Wikipedia links in years of blog posts to the corresponding Infogalactic post (if available). Just saying.

Anonymous Hans October 16, 2016 6:17 AM  

I would appreciate a WordPress extension to auto-change all the Wikipedia links in years of blog posts to the corresponding Infogalactic post (if available). Just saying.
Take a look at this plugin. It's not specific to infogalactic but it should be able to do what you want.

Anonymous Laz October 16, 2016 6:20 AM  

I'd use it if I could ever get it to complete the search function. Everything else on the web works fine for me except that search function

Anonymous ChildofOldLeech October 16, 2016 6:35 AM  

This whole talk is silly and uninformed, and it shows you in a really bad light.
Cultural Marxists were just cultural theorists and they actually warned against the dangers of a fake/manufactured Culture Industry driven only by the commodification and falsification of genuine culture (hence their concept of "Culture Industry";)).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_industry
With the British Cultural Marxists wanting to defend local community cultures against this "massification" of culture (hence their concept of "massification").
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Uses_of_Literacy#Massification_of_culture
And they were very much ANTI-CENSORSHIP; with with Richard Hoggart and Raymond Williams of The Birmingham School standing up against censorship at The Lady Chatterley trial. A censorship trial which is thought to have made Britain in the 1960s into a more permissive society.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Chatterley's_Lover#British_obscenity_trial
Adorno was even attacked by feminists in his day, and the modern incarnation of The Frankfurt School is still writing AGAINST "Identity Politics"; pointing out that economic class is a more important factor to oppression than the social categories of identity politics...
https://konspektikaust.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/nancy-fraser-rethinking-recognition/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jobrot/sandbox/Cultural_Marxism_(culture_studies)#Relationship_to_Feminism
Another thing, one of the key critics of Post-Modernism is also from The Frankfurt School. Namely great Jurgen Habamas: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/postmodernism/#9

Blogger ÆtherCzar October 16, 2016 6:39 AM  

Take a look at this plugin. It's not specific to infogalactic but it should be able to do what you want.

Thanks for the suggestion. I hate to make a blind change to hundreds of links embedded in years of posts without some QC to ensure the change doesn't break links. The easier and less risky it is, the more likely I am to try it. If I have time, I may give it a try and figure out how to do the QC and potential remediation.

Blogger VD October 16, 2016 6:43 AM  

This whole talk is silly and uninformed, and it shows you in a really bad light.

Go back to Wikipedia. When we hit Phase Three, then you can present whatever perspective you like.

Until then, stay off this blog and stay away from Infogalactic. You will not be permitted to be an editor there.

Anonymous Hans October 16, 2016 7:24 AM  

As for plugins, there's a Firefox addon that automatically replaces URLs locally in your browser. To redirect all Wikipedia links to Infogalactic you'll have to add the following rule:

Redirect:*://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/*
to: https://infogalactic.com/info/$2
Example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacon → https://infogalactic.com/info/Bacon

When you google something and the first result is a Wikipedia Link, you can just click on it and you'll be taken to Infogalactic. It should work on Brave as well, but I can't test it at the moment.

Blogger Shimshon October 16, 2016 7:40 AM  

@53 Yet with all that Cultural Marxism is acknowledged, for some odd reason a separate page on it is deemed memory hole-worthy. Troll.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit October 16, 2016 8:07 AM  

@57. As the old shill clearly reveals, cultural Marxism is currently being whitewashed to fit the ever changing leftist narrative. Once it has been reinvented as a jew-free, pro-civlisation movement I'm sure it's Wikipedo page will be reinstated.

Oh, and we have always been at war with Eastasia

(To all the cultural Marxists out there, your retarded theorists manipulating your childish need for fairness completely missed the development of the internet were the truth is always available right next door to your one party propaganda. You ideas are as outdated and ridiculous as those stupid moustaches many of the man babies in your ranks sport.

Once you leave your closeted indoctrination centres the real world is still waiting to punch you in your smug, fat, over-pierced face)

Blogger guest October 16, 2016 9:18 AM  

Sorry, but no thank you. Infogalactic has the same anti-Christian bias as Wiki. I've already looked at their webpage on Creationism, and its bias against it is the same tired old "scientific consensus" argument. Neither does it give the growing number of Evolution doubters an equal hearing. There is no reason at all for me to use Infogalactic, rather than stick a combination of Wiki and Conservapedia with their wealth of links to primary sources.

OpenID simplytimothy October 16, 2016 9:18 AM  

Is anybody else having problems seeing the pages?

On my phone, I get a DNS error.

On my workstation, the page renders,but there is no content (both brave and chrome) beyond

an adblockkey, meta-data, title, styles and javascript.

Regarding the DNS, I run a whois command and the INFOGALACTIC.COM entry appears..so I am ruling out ICANN for now.

hmmmmm




Blogger Duke Norfolk October 16, 2016 9:30 AM  

guest wrote:I've already looked at their webpage on Creationism,

Without getting into the topic itself, I think you're misunderstanding this. IG is a fork off of Wikipedia. Therefore it has taken Wiki as is on the start date and used it as a starting point, in accordance with the Creative Commons license, etc.

So anything you read there is likely to be exactly what is at Wiki, unless someone has started to edit it in accordance with IG's guidelines, etc. There's obviously no way that all the content could have been changed/"fixed"/altered in this very limited time frame.

So don't judge IG simply based on what is there now.

Anonymous Hans October 16, 2016 11:10 AM  

Wew, the Infogalactic page on Wikipedia has already been removed for being "Unambiguous advertising or promotion".

Anonymous Mr. Rational October 16, 2016 11:29 AM  

VD wrote:You should also dedicate a part of the wiki page to the debacle with it's deletion on wikipedia by Cultural Marxists

No, we shouldn't. Because that's about Wikipedia, not Cultural Marxism.

The battle of cultural Marxists to deny that they exist is most definitely about Cultural Marxism, if meta.

This deserves a footnote in the CM page itself, linking to a page about the Wikipedia controversy.  Then everyone's happy (except the cultural Marxists, but nobody gives a damn about them).

Blogger B.J. October 16, 2016 12:23 PM  

I read an article awhile back which analyzed data traffic and Google searches and showed quite persuasively that Google was shamelessly putting Wikipedia links near the top of all searches, no matter what. This clearly had much to do with Wikipedia's popularity and prominence. Curious if there will be similar attempts to de-emphasize Infogalactic.

Google's raging love for Wikipedia just goes as a given now, I never see people mention that this was in fact manufactured.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit October 16, 2016 12:34 PM  

@64 They bring up a highlighted summary before the results and a sidebar with info direct from wkikpedo when it exists...it's blatant.

Anonymous RabidRatel October 16, 2016 12:39 PM  

B.J. wrote:Google's raging love for Wikipedia just goes as a given now, I never see people mention that this was in fact manufactured.

That is the best argument for dumping both.

Blogger B.J. October 16, 2016 1:17 PM  

Also this was the best summary of Cultural Marxism I've ever seen:

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sc1pi4

Blogger Benjamin Kraft October 18, 2016 3:38 PM  

@64 I thought this was completely obvious to anyone with eyeballs years ago...

I mean, if the advertisement-style unique box with the wikipedia link and an excerpt thereof didn't tip you off...

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