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Saturday, July 07, 2018

But is his room clean?

A reader writes:
20 years ago, when faced with adversity or challenge, I may have given up. I did many times. Raised by a gamma and public school, I was taught too much backward bullshit.

Then I started reading Vox Popoli.

This week I had a serious medical situation. The thought to feel sorry for myself never crossed my mind. Business, family, friends, projects. I was seriously still trying to get out of bed to take on the world. I kept asking myself: okay, how will I work around this? What can I accomplish?

Between eviscerating his enemies and leaving their charred bones on the battlefield, the Dark Lord of the Evil Legion of Evil occasionally makes time to inspire people too. The horror!
I have always felt that we Dark Lords are woefully underestimated. I mean, consider Sauron, for example. Has anyone ever given any thought to how charismatic he must have been, how inspiring, to not only convince whole kingdoms, whole races, to support his vision for Middle Earth, but even convince some of his most avowed enemies to abandon their fellows and throw in with him?

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64 Comments:

Blogger MendoScot July 07, 2018 2:01 PM  

Not enough skulls. That's always the problem.

Blogger Durandel July 07, 2018 2:01 PM  

I’m starting to think the only men capable of being good and doing good, are dangerous men. Otherwise it’s just a coward cloaking their cowardice in the trappings of mercy and love.

Blogger R Webfoot July 07, 2018 2:01 PM  

Recently, I asked a very nice and intelligent girl which was her favorite Valar.

She said she didn't know, but she always had an affinity for Sauron.

Sweet gal. Nationalist.

Blogger Mark Stoval July 07, 2018 2:07 PM  

" ... consider Sauron, for example. Has anyone ever given any thought to how charismatic he must have been, how inspiring,..."

One of your funniest posts in years. And I have read you on and off for a decade.

Comedy Gold.

Blogger Levendis July 07, 2018 2:08 PM  

You know, if you ignore Disney's Star Wars NWO, and read the old canon, Emperor Palpatine really did do nothing wrong. Its almost like there's a pattern or something...

Blogger ZhukovG July 07, 2018 2:25 PM  

Everyone loves Darth Vader.

Blogger Al K. Annossow July 07, 2018 2:26 PM  

Sauron's charisma was mostly due to his beautiful eye.

Blogger Mark Stoval July 07, 2018 2:27 PM  

OT: The story of two SJWs, a male and a female, who were game developers getting fired for abusing a game player who happened to be part of a feedback program with the company they work for.

It was a sweet read! Finally SJWs getting it hard.

http://theothermccain.com/2018/07/07/sjw-self-destructs/

They may have read Vox's two books like I did. :-)

Blogger Al K. Annossow July 07, 2018 2:31 PM  

Sauron tried to capitalize on his popularity by starting a line of jewelry, rings in particular. It was mildly successful.

Blogger Al K. Annossow July 07, 2018 2:36 PM  

Sauron also tried to break into electronics with the iPalantir.

Blogger pyrrhus July 07, 2018 2:41 PM  

Sauron uber alles...But wait, wasn't Sauron a Globalist?

Blogger Al K. Annossow July 07, 2018 2:46 PM  

pyrrhus wrote:Sauron uber alles...But wait, wasn't Sauron a Globalist?
Yes. Sauron the globalist failed, destroyed by someone who kinda liked his own homeland and culture.

Blogger pyrrhus July 07, 2018 2:51 PM  

Those hobbits were simply deplorable....and probably bitter clingers.

Blogger From the Piedmont July 07, 2018 2:52 PM  

It was Sauron's cologne and his winning smile that worked.

Blogger Sun Xhu July 07, 2018 2:54 PM  

The Shire is blatantly "Flyover country".

Blogger August West July 07, 2018 2:57 PM  

This is too funny. I thought about making a clever comment, but naw....there'll be enough of those.
Think I'll just kick back and watch.'

Blogger tz July 07, 2018 3:06 PM  

Sauron engaged them with a ring.
I do need to pull the Gandalf quoting the fire runes as a "ring tone".

Blogger Xellos July 07, 2018 3:07 PM  

To be honest, Sauron only capitalised on what was already there. "Wow, you defeated me! You humans are so strong, you've progressed so far, surely you don't need God anymore? Time to raise your strongest army ever and conquer heaven. Nobody can stand before your might!"

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 07, 2018 3:08 PM  

Flyover country, more like step over country.

Blogger Jack Amok July 07, 2018 3:13 PM  

It was a sweet read! Finally SJWs getting it hard.

A story with a happy ending... Wow, what a trigglypuff Jessica Price must be. And a pain to work with.

Blogger Jack Amok July 07, 2018 3:19 PM  

I kept asking myself: okay, how will I work around this? What can I accomplish?

But back on topic. Good job, dude. That's the mindset a man is supposed to have. The world throws a lot of crap at you, it's up to you do deal with it.

And that's why a man like that deserves respect.

Blogger rumpole5 July 07, 2018 3:31 PM  

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Blogger LES July 07, 2018 3:58 PM  

Kinda OT: We'll be discussing Othello tonight with a group from church as we will see the play in August. It occurred to me that Desdemona could not be anything other than a 10 and Othello is the quintessential alpha-male even though he is a black Moor. Beauty and alpha-maleness transcend race.

Shakespeare's plays demonstrate the social-sexual hierarchy. Has a study been done on this that I can read?

Blogger James Dixon July 07, 2018 4:08 PM  

> I’m starting to think the only men capable of being good and doing good, are dangerous men.

Competency tends to be dangerous, yes. Not the least to the incompetent.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 07, 2018 4:09 PM  

For me, the most inspirational figure I know of is Douglas Bader.

1933 ... crashed his fighter biplane doing a stunt-landing (in direct violation of RAF regs about such landings)... mangled his legs. Knocked out briefly -- then seeing his one leg bent UP at the knee, his first thought was, "damn, I won't be able to play rugby this afternoon." Passes out again as they pull him from the plane.

Wakes up in the hospital, with one leg amputated just below the knee...

and the other leg just above the knee.

Goes through physical rehab. Doctors tell him he'll never walk again without two canes. Typical fighter pilot mentality: "To hell with that. I'll learn to walk without canes if it's the last thing I do."

Gets back into the cockpit in trainer planes with instructor pilot.

Eventually passes check flight, and is back on flying status.

Learns to walk without canes.

Determined to learn how to drive again (no auto transmission, so he has to move his leg to work the clutch)... because he admires the waitress where he and his buddies hang out for lunch, and wants to take her out dancing.

Learns to drive a car again.

Takes the waitress out dancing

Marries the waitress.

Gets kicked out of the RAF, the reason being "because we have no regulations for legless pilots."

Several years later, Hitler invades Poland, draft notices go out. Bader doesn't even wait for a draft notice to arrive -- he's depressed not flying airplanes... so he goes to the local draft board, and voluntarily enlists. Goes for his physical. Very cursory examination -- doctor doesn't even notice that he's a double-amputee. Tells informs doctor of previously being an RAF pilot, and requests that doctor recommend he be assigned to the RAF.

Back in the RAF... refresher flight school course and then trained for, and qualifies to fly Hawker Hurricanes. Due to previous experience, assigned as flight leader over some newbie pilots. Battle of Britain commences. Gets promoted to squadron leader, and transferred to a Spitfire Squadron.

Promoted all the way up to Commander, 12th Fighter Group in charge of about a dozen squadrons.

Eventually shot down over France on a "rhubarb" mission (looking for targets of opportunity on the ground. [Bader always believed he was shot down by ground fire. Recently evidence has emerged that he might have been shot down by a friendly who pressed his gun-tit before thoroughly recognizing the shape of the fuselage about to enter his cone of fire]

Off to German POW camp.

Escapes from POW camp.

Returned to POW camp

Escapes from POW campe a 2nd time.

Returned to POW camp.

Escapes a 3rd time

Captured and Transferred to Stalag Luft III

Participates in "The Great Escape." Manages to stay on the loose for nearly a week before capture.

Captured and sent to Oflag IV, Colditz castle -- literally built on an outcropping of rock in the middle of a river (this is the place where a couple guys were building a glider in the attic. Fortunately, the war ended before they finished, because the main spar would have snapped withing moments of launching, and they would have dropped 200 feet into the river, and probably died either instantly, or of drowning while unconscious.

That's right... they had to use up a spot in their only truly escape-proof POW camp for a man who had TWO prosthetic legs.

No matter how bad your life is going, it's more than likely a lot better than the various situations Bader found himself in after the crash.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 07, 2018 4:11 PM  

@2

"I’m starting to think the only men capable of being good and doing good, are dangerous men. Otherwise it’s just a coward cloaking their cowardice in the trappings of mercy and love."

This is why, when I'm out, if a woman says, "you're such a nice guy..."

I reply.

"Wrong. I'm a GOOD guy. Call me a nice guy again and I'll have to punch you in the mouth."

No nice guy would EVER say such a thing.

Blogger Pierre Truc July 07, 2018 4:20 PM  

Can't resist posting this.

Jordan Peterson manages to be both for and against civic nationalism and immigration in the same 4 minute video.

Blogger etlaw July 07, 2018 4:21 PM  

Bad guys make things happen and get stuff done.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener July 07, 2018 4:29 PM  

If you're busy meeting life's challenges head on, there's not much time to sit around being depressed.

Blogger Mark Stoval July 07, 2018 4:39 PM  

I can not remember who came up with this, but I like the definition.

Ironic Evil: the evil that good men do even as they are trying to do good.

So, after reading Vox's post I thought I would try to reverse it.

Ironic Good: The good evil men do, even as they are trying to do evil.

Blogger Student in Blue July 07, 2018 4:39 PM  

It's the villains which make the story go from acceptable to amazing.

Je suis Bad Guys!

Blogger Dave July 07, 2018 5:05 PM  

Yeah, well, the Dark Lord has 40 years ahead of him writing comics and crowdfunding them, and refusing interviews to match Steve Ditko.

Ditko, who passed a little over a week ago at the age of 90, hadn't given a formal interview since 1968.

Here's a great post today from Chuck Dixon on Ditko:

https://www.chuckdixon.net/2018/07/steve-ditko.html

Blogger Johnny July 07, 2018 5:59 PM  

In the rock opera Jesus Christ Super Star the second most important person was Judas. While I am not in fond of the Devil in general, I think they got that right.

Blogger The Kurgan July 07, 2018 6:06 PM  

This is fairly obvious. The “meek” the Bible speaks of are not weak or harmless. The word originally meant to represent those who restrain (control) their power.
A meek man is one who can kill you in a flash, but chooses not to.
Poking him repeatedly with a stick though....is not wise.

Blogger ant becker July 07, 2018 6:15 PM  

Bishamonten strikes fear in to all evildoers.

Blogger NoneOfTheAbove July 07, 2018 6:44 PM  

Perhaps we should fill Peterson in on the !Science! of cleanliness.

"A Messy Desk Is a Sign of Genius, According to Science"

https://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/a-messy-desk-is-a-sign-of-genius-according-to-scie.html

Blogger Silent Draco July 07, 2018 6:52 PM  

Bravo to the writer. Keep making adversity work for it. Never stop.

The SDL is inspiring. Where else may a traveler spiritually beg for a cup of water, but instead be offered Proseco or an umbrella drink?

Blogger Lovekraft July 07, 2018 7:36 PM  

@ 31: Student

As long as the villains are well written. Today's villains are the SPLC, Kristol and company and are complete tools, afraid of memes.

Blogger Jack July 07, 2018 8:19 PM  

@32 Dave

I didn't know about Steve Ditko passing until your comment. A legend and inspiration.

Ditko left Marvel in the late sixties at the height of their popularity because they were getting too leftist. I can only imagine what he thought of the current state of Marvel.

He did a rare voice narration for a comic documentary years ago, which is one of the only recordings of his voice, talking about his Objectivist vigilante, Mr. A.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8Y2-j2pMVk

There was also a good BBC documentary about him years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gwDnhMO8is

Blogger Avalanche July 07, 2018 8:20 PM  

@2 "the only men capable of being good and doing good, are dangerous men"

Ha! Just what weird-Jordie says! He says that a male who is proud that he is not merely non-violent but that he's incapable of violence is NOT some sort of hero, but is a weenie-coward! To be a hero, to be a man, he (you) must be CAPABLE of being the monster and choose not to be.

(See, this is partly how Jordie is persuasive! I have no respect for weenies -- I have huge respect for men who are killers but choose not to kill (unless necessary). That hides the mental illness our Dark Lord has pointed out, by appealing to ... well ... the archetypes.)

Blogger Man of the Atom July 07, 2018 9:17 PM  

Mr.A is Mr.A --always.

Ditko was the heart and soul of Spider-Man and Peter Parker. The spells of Dr Strange were nothing away from Ditko's pen.

He will be sorely missed, but his work lives on.

Blogger Solon July 07, 2018 9:30 PM  

Only a four minute video so I watched it.

You know, before reading vox, I would have thought that JBP has some good insights into borders and the current us political system.

Post-vox, I viewed this video, and all I'm thinking is "Jordan, what the heck is your actual position on the topic!?"

Holy cow, the man bounces back and forth between both sides faster than a pinball and never gets tied down to one argument. It's honestly incredible to watch.

It's obvious why he's popular, he speaks forcefully to try and convince his audience that he's passionate on a subject, that he's thought about it. He's great at rhetoric.

I can only imagine, though, if you tried to actually nail him down on what he believed to be the "correct" position, he'd flim-flam, wave his hands, and go off on some tangent completely unrelated to the question, and then twenty minutes later you (and he) would have completely forgotten what it was you were talking about in the first place.

Complete and utter crock, as far as an actual conversation on immigration and borders go.

Blogger Peter Gent July 07, 2018 9:31 PM  

But in the end darkness loses to the light...just sayin.

Blogger Peter Gent July 07, 2018 9:35 PM  

Johnny wrote:In the rock opera Jesus Christ Super Star the second most important person was Judas. While I am not in fond of the Devil in general, I think they got that right.
Back in the 80's Stephen King wrote a book called Danse Macabe where he explained the nature of evil in fiction and how without a good villain it is almost impossible to have a good novel or a good story. He used Satan as the paramount evil and showed how other literary evils mimicked aspects of the Lord of Lies. A good read for any aspiring novelist, especially if they want to approach anything close to horror.

Blogger English Tom July 07, 2018 9:51 PM  

@Al K Annassow

I heard Sauron rings were more collectible than Faberge eggs.

Blogger English Tom July 07, 2018 9:55 PM  

@Dirk Manly

Re: Douglas Bader. Yes. That man exemplified the term , true grit.

I heard the Germans had to confiscate his prosthetic legs to stop him trying to escape.

Blogger lowercaseb July 07, 2018 10:13 PM  

Man of the Atom wrote:Mr.A is Mr.A --always.

Ditko was the heart and soul of Spider-Man and Peter Parker. The spells of Dr Strange were nothing away from Ditko's pen.

He will be sorely missed, but his work lives on.


I could see Ditko writing for Arkhaven.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DheSa94VAAAd_Q8.jpg

The man loved Aristotle...

Blogger tz July 07, 2018 10:14 PM  

Taleb and the #FakeNews Media

Blogger Matthew Taylor July 07, 2018 10:41 PM  

Stephen King is full-on SJW as they come. A shame, really, as I read his older stuff regularly as a teen.

Blogger Angantyr July 07, 2018 10:51 PM  

“Sauron tried to capitalize on his popularity by starting a line of jewelry, rings in particular. It was mildly successful.
Sauron also tried to break into electronics with the iPalantir.”

Actually, the iPalantir was simply stolen/pirated Noldorin tech from Fëanor Enterprises, Inc., since Sauron lacked the technical savvy to come up with his own stuff.
Even the later rings relied to some extent on more stolen Noldorin tech, this time from the Gwaith-i-Mírdain Conglomerate, a start up founded by a grandson of Fëanor, Celebrimbor. The latter was attempting to build a new technology that would allow for time manipulation, while Sauron, ever the globalist, wanted to add back doors to the tech to allow for eavesdropping and other NSA type snooping functions…

Blogger Jay in DC July 07, 2018 11:16 PM  

@23 LES- "Kinda OT: We'll be discussing Othello tonight with a group from church as we will see the play in August. It occurred to me that Desdemona could not be anything other than a 10 and Othello is the quintessential alpha-male even though he is a black Moor. Beauty and alpha-maleness transcend race."


You are the quintessential poster child of the Churchian Cuck and deserve everything coming your way. Are you going to import some Somalis after your viewing? You have to go back, wherever you are from...

Blogger flyingtiger July 07, 2018 11:17 PM  

#25: Bader did not participate in the great escape. He was at the camp. He caused so much trouble that the prisoner's leader demanded that he be transferred to another camp. Bader did not know about the plans for escape. I met people who flew and fought with and against Bader. He was not the calm quiet person that Kenneth More portrays in reach for the sky. He was LOUD. He was aggressive. Some of the guys in 242 squadron hated him because of that.
You forgot to mention that Bader gets Air Marshall Dowling fired (actually retire) because they disagreed over tactics.

Blogger LES July 08, 2018 12:28 AM  

Jay in DC wrote:@23 LES- "Kinda OT: We'll be discussing Othello tonight with a group from church as we will see the play in August. It occurred to me that Desdemona could not be anything other than a 10 and Othello is the quintessential alpha-male even though he is a black Moor. Beauty and alpha-maleness transcend race."

You are the quintessential poster child of the Churchian Cuck and deserve everything coming your way. Are you going to import some Somalis after your viewing? You have to go back, wherever you are from...


"These words are razors to my wounded heart.”

>Titus Andronicus (Titus Act I, Scene i)

Blogger Daniel July 08, 2018 12:37 AM  

Lol

Blogger Unknown July 08, 2018 1:08 AM  

A meek man is one who can kill you in a flash, but chooses not to.

Utter nonsense. The biblical Greek word translated to 'meek' is praeis, which is more strongly associated with 'gentleness' than anything else (Strongs 4239).

A gentle man is not defined by the speed with which he can kill or by the capacity to discern for himself who deserves life or death by his own hand. He is defined by the quietness and beauty of his heart, his obedience to His Heavenly Father to the point of his own death, even on the cross.

What you're actually taking about is making God in man's own powerful image, as judge-destroyer of...well anybody who doesn't agree with you and isn't persuasive enough in his pleas for your earthly sovereign mercy presumably.

Blogger Revelation Means Hope July 08, 2018 1:19 AM  

Iago is the backstabbing Gamma to Othello's alpha.

Blogger Revelation Means Hope July 08, 2018 1:22 AM  

Moses was described as the most meek and humble of men.
The one who fought off shepherds in order to water some stranger's sheep.
Who recently had strangled a strong Egyptian overlord.
Who was a former Prince of Egypt, THE World Power of that time period.
Who confronted the powerful Pharaoh in his stronghold armed only with a shepherds rod.

Meek and humble come from a strength of character and reliance and faith and trust in God. Not from cowardice and weakness.

Blogger Jamie-R July 08, 2018 1:39 AM  

Victimhood is for White Millennials. It didn't dawn on me how much that generation blames everything else for the world around them. Talking about making a generation black or heeb.

Blogger Jamie-R July 08, 2018 1:44 AM  

Anyways, back to my rap song, The Final Solution by MC Student Loan Heydrich.

Album will be dedicated to those whom No one told them how the world is, so now they're upset & folding their arms to Normality. Sadly every generation before them was all switched on & knew everything before they got their lives rolling & didn't have Undue Hardships caused by Others.

Blogger Paul M July 08, 2018 3:46 AM  

@58 "Moses was described as the most meek and humble of men."

So was Mohammed.

Blogger Avalanche July 08, 2018 7:50 AM  

@50 "Actually, the iPalantir was simply stolen/pirated Noldorin tech from Fëanor Enterprises, Inc., since Sauron lacked the technical savvy to come up with his own stuff."

Sauron was from India?!?

Blogger Avalanche July 08, 2018 7:52 AM  

@23 "Desdemona could not be anything other than a 10 and Othello is the quintessential alpha-male "

Desdemona was the (SJW?) daughter of a RICH man; and Othello was "marrying" up -- both $$ and rank. Oh, and race, too, of course.

Blogger Cloom Glue July 08, 2018 8:15 AM  

Paul M wrote:@58 "Moses was described as the most meek and humble of men."

So was Mohammed.


"Unreliable people carried less weight than reliable ones. You can’t fool people more than twice."
-- from Taleb linked at @48

Your Mohammed story is fake news from unreliable people.

Blogger Angantyr July 08, 2018 11:54 AM  

@61
"Sauron was from India?!?"

Well, his headquarters was in the East - draw your own conclusions ;-)

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