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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Mailvox: self-reflection

So long as one doesn't overdo it and turn it into navel-gazing, self-reflection is always a good habit even when one doesn't necessarily like what one sees:

Observing you stick to your position on Trump over the last several weeks, I learned something about myself; which was not good.

What I saw you doing was staking out a reasoned position and then sticking to it.  Neither the naysayers, backstabbers, fair-weather fans, trolls or “new friends” caused you to change your position.  You stayed true, until events played themselves out.

Watching all of this, I realized that I have a tendency to either succumb to external pressure and/or hedge my position in my mind.  This was evidenced by many conversations where I would say what I “hoped” would happen with Trump, but then equivocate by saying what I was “afraid” would happen.

Watching you stand firm eventually made me realize that equivocating is nothing but weakness or fear expressing itself.  I then realized this has been a pattern of mine.  It is much better to take a stand, then stick to that position with everything you have.

It became clear why taking a stand is better: by being firm, you are more likely to engage in actions to bring about that position.  By equivocating, it is far less likely you will put the effort into something you are afraid may not work out, even if you hope you are wrong.

I’m tired of equivocating and making excuses.  Thank you for demonstrating what “taking a stand” looks like.  You doing so over such a major issue, in the face of intense criticism, made it possible for me to see my own flaws. The interesting thing is that making a personal change like this requires the same steadfastness in order to succeed.

Admittedly, I happen to have an advantage over the reader, in that I genuinely don't care what most people think. But the important thing is to understand that emotions, internal or externally imposed, don't improve one's analysis. The syllogism doesn't care how you feel about it. The facts are what they are.

The reader is entirely right to dismiss self-centered equivocation. Saying one "fears" x but "hopes" y is merely autopsychological posturing meant to avoid the possibility of future criticism for being unable to predict the future with 100 percent accuracy. But no one ever has and no one can, so don't worry about it. Run your best analysis as dispassionately as you can, stick with it, and you'll be correct more often than not.

Note that even the correct contextual version of the famous Zhou Enlai quote is relevant to everyone's questions about President Trump.

The impact of the French Revolution? “Too early to say.”

Thus did Zhou Enlai – in responding to questions in the early 1970s about the popular revolt in France almost two centuries earlier – buttress China’s reputation as a far-thinking, patient civilisation. The former premier’s answer has become a frequently deployed cliché, used as evidence of the sage Chinese ability to think long-term – in contrast to impatient westerners.

The trouble is that Zhou was not referring to the 1789 storming of the Bastille in a discussion with Richard Nixon during the late US president’s pioneering China visit. Zhou’s answer related to events only three years earlier – the 1968 students’ riots in Paris, according to Nixon’s interpreter at the time.

What part of "The Ride Never Ends" don't you understand? We won't win every skirmish. We won't even win every battle. But we will win the war. 

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63 Comments:

Blogger teemac January 30, 2021 12:08 PM  

now that, is a post.

Blogger van helsing January 30, 2021 12:12 PM  

yup. got to fish or cut bait some time. do not get sucked into paralysis by analysis. plan the work, work the plan. redo as necessary. don't kvetch.

Blogger maniacprovost January 30, 2021 12:15 PM  

Saying one "fears" x but "hopes" y is merely autopsychological posturing meant to avoid the possibility of future criticism for being unable to predict the future with 100 percent accuracy.

Most people are far more interested in discussing their emotions than making a public prediction about current events.

To the extent people make public predictions, the goal is usually not to be accurate, but to signal their group affiliation.

The purpose of being publicly confident about something like a future river crossing is to build morale and synchronize the group, not to actually be correct.

Blogger FacelessBro January 30, 2021 12:20 PM  

Powerful stuff. Or, to put it in laymen's terms: "I calls it like I sees it".

Blogger Jeroth January 30, 2021 12:25 PM  

Has anyone else noticed that the lockdowns, especially in California, were a pretty good practice run for deporting all immigrants?

Blogger Doktor Jeep January 30, 2021 12:26 PM  

"But the important thing is to understand that emotions, internal or externally imposed, don't improve one's analysis."

Nor does it tend to change outcome either. Or as I prefer "We can scream all we want".

But of late I have a shadow of a sense that standing firm over time does change outcomes. How exactly I don't yet fully grasp.
It's like when there's no expectation of an official "end point", that's the key. Sort of.

Blogger xevious2030 January 30, 2021 12:30 PM  

My apologies to Cernovich. His take on the situation has, to date, panned out in persistence, and as such, as notable. Though, the fight goes on, and the brand, beyond the man, of Trump. A name was thrown in the ring, may as well keep on using it for the intended ends.

Blogger mike January 30, 2021 12:31 PM  

Simple but effective logic

Blogger guardianDogg January 30, 2021 12:32 PM  

I agree with the writer of the post. Though Vox doesn't give a damn what people think it has still been a inspiration to me to see a man hold his ground in the heat of battle then give up to people that push their own fears and manipulations to retreat.

Blogger Unknown January 30, 2021 12:38 PM  

I will say this. My respect for Vox Day has gone way up over the last year or so. My respect for just about everyone else on the 'Net has gone down over the same time period, especially over the past few weeks.

Blogger KingKrawFish January 30, 2021 12:45 PM  

Vox day made a very reasonable and rational prediction based on the known facts, High pattern recognition, and a strong knowledge of history. I,like many others, have been suspect of Trump for a while but Wouldn’t even think of criticizing VD for his bold prediction.

Blogger Jack Amok January 30, 2021 12:49 PM  

Saying one "fears" x but "hopes" y is merely autopsychological posturing meant to avoid the possibility of future criticism

On the heels of the SSH discussion, this is the real divide between Alpha/Sigma and Beta/Delta, comfort with owning the consequences of one's actions. If someone finds it psychologically challenging to take a position when the consequences of being wrong are as trivial as someone telling them that they were wrong, what hope do they have of making a decision when the stakes are higher?

Blogger Ghost of Nathan Bedford Forrest January 30, 2021 1:15 PM  

Always put your faith in Christ, seek the Good, the True and the Beautiful, stay strong. As the SDL has said many times, while battles may be lost, we know which side will prevail in the end.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 January 30, 2021 1:18 PM  

God wins in the end. It's been written down. If you can't fight, you need to at least hold your position and not cower in the face of the enemy.

Blogger Jack Ward January 30, 2021 1:31 PM  

This is day 10 since biden, became titular President. Some of us had hoped Trump and/or the military would have lowered the hammer by now. I had promised myself to maintain hope until the first week in March and will maintain a certain optimism to that point. Problem is major damage is happening at warp speed by these democrats. The longer they are left in power the worse it will get. There was a posting by Karl Denninger titled Biden is Carter, the subject being that Carter made recycle of nuclear waste illegal in the USA, and it still is. No businessmen wanted to lose so much money and then restart those activities. I could recommend going to his site and reading it. I would paste it here but the mods might be very unhappy. We do want to keep them happy, right?
So, the Keystone pipeline ban by biden.
And, a lot of other major problems that his amazing number of eo's so far.
As for myself, I am in a situation that seems suspiciously like and internet isp shadow ban, with service out since the 14th of this month and no relief, if it happens, early in Feb. I suspect sjw efforts at this isp as many others in my county [Cherokee, AL] treated the exact same way. So, for me its hotspots, with the nearest one over 20 miles one way. This gets expensive in gas and time.
Right now I am not impressed with what Trump and, by inference, the military, and done so far. We certainly had a lot of hope until the stolen election. I don't see how the military, for one, can let this happen. Trump, I don't know. Maybe something major will happen soon. If not, then, for whatever the background reasons, Trump did not drop the hammer did not cross the rubicon. Makes it hard to have any confidence in the system, whatever it is.
Obviously, there will never be any fair and legal elections again unless the results of this last one stands and biden and the crooks get away with it.

Maybe the plan, if there was one, was to see if the American people will stand up and do what Trump and military should have done. We will see.

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot January 30, 2021 1:31 PM  

The ride never end, because as that Zhou story illustrates, the lies never end. They'll twist anything, no matter how quotidian or just plain lame, to try to dunk on the West, or just flat make things up: there's no proof that any American military man ever really said "We had to destroy the village in order to save it", which, by the way, sounds a lot like something a Marxist would say (and do).

Blogger sammibandit January 30, 2021 1:33 PM  

Feelings are fleeting. A fact doesn't change if you've forgotten to eat and are cranky.

Blogger d January 30, 2021 1:37 PM  

The insight here seems to me that remaining intransigent in your position may be harmful in matters under your control, but not in matters beyone your control. In the former, your ability to adapt is often the difference between winning and losing. In the latter, what the hell would it help? Perhaps the latter point is widely undervalued.

Blogger Beery Swine January 30, 2021 1:55 PM  

Saying one "fears" x but "hopes" y is merely autopsychological posturing meant to avoid the possibility of future criticism for being unable to predict the future with 100 percent accuracy.

That's practically all I ever heard from "the red pilled" crowd leading up to January, then suddenly it was "communism won, and therefore I won, because I predicted it."

I know I still have many deep-seated gamma issues and tendencies, but thank God I'm past at least some of them, like this psycho-hedging. I'll admit, I even kind of internally *slightly* wavered on a few occasions the past couple weeks. Fortunately, this post specifically helped me recognize another flaw of mine: relying too much on positive emotion. My analysis was greatly skewed to the positive because of my hope. I will work to improve myself and try to "divorce myself from emotion", as Detective William Somerset from "Se7en" might say.

Blogger Rick January 30, 2021 1:59 PM  

But be sure that what you stand up for is in alignment with either the true, good, or beautiful. To the best of your abilities try to ensure that.
And if you find out that your cause is no longer in service to those, discard it, with ease.
Antifa and BLM worker bees stand up plenty. It matters what you stand up for.
In the case of Trump, I haven’t given up yet for several reasons, too many non-small anomalies, way too quiet, last minute executive orders and people repositioning, all the troops, etc. And it’s way too out of Trump’s nature to simply stop in a fight where it seemed he held all the cards. I can accept his defeat if that’s the case, but only with satisfactory explanations for those anomalies.

Blogger Br'er Shaygetz January 30, 2021 2:01 PM  

Interesting that I'm watching "Mockingjay: Catching Fire" at the moment...

Told my kids from the first film that this is where America was heading. Looks like we're only a couple of EOs away from getting there....

Blogger ScoldingCosine January 30, 2021 2:07 PM  

The comparison of this and the $GME and $AMC action on r/WSB is inevitable.
What those boys over there are doing is nothing short of holding the line. They are not waivering, they are not equivocating, and they will win. Despite the massive interests, media, and normies telling them to give up, stand down, and surrender.

Blogger Beneath the Firmament January 30, 2021 2:08 PM  

Va Judge just ruled their late arriving ballots were illegal

Blogger maniacprovost January 30, 2021 2:09 PM  

"adapting" to other people's opinions in matters under your control is nearly always a mistake, in my experience. Even if it's 50/50... "What could it hurt to just do it their way, make them happy, it'll be fine" and then disaster strikes.

Blogger loerenzoantonio January 30, 2021 2:12 PM  

I’ve been self-reflecting on this but from a different perspective. I didn’t equivocate either, but I’m really questioning if that was a good thing. Am I too gullible? Do I need to be more paranoid? Do I have cognitive dissonance?

Blogger bw January 30, 2021 2:17 PM  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql0DycjR8wQ

Blogger ZhukovG January 30, 2021 2:24 PM  

The election displayed more red flags than a Soviet May Day parade. But there is a lot of information we don't have. I believe the issue is still far from settled as evidenced by this bizarre impeachment carnival.

That said, regardless of how this shakes out, I remain confident in the ultimate victory of Christian Nationalism over Promethean Globalism.

Ad Victoriam, Deo Vindice, Ave Caesar Trump!

Blogger bw January 30, 2021 2:26 PM  

Maybe the plan, if there was one, was to see if the American people will stand up and do what Trump and military should have done. We will see.

You think the US Military has been your companion for the last 130 yrs...

O K

Blogger JG Phoenix January 30, 2021 2:30 PM  

Interestingly enough, TGE is one of the people who helped teach me how to stand by a position 'despite everything' happening around me. Also I'm right there with you @Doktor Jeep on standing firm helping to get the outcomes you want.

Blogger binks webelf January 30, 2021 2:35 PM  

Standing reasonably but firmly-- having taken facts into account-- may bring on interior pain. Pain of being out of step.. of not taking easy outs.. of accepting within oneself the risk of being mistaken.. of not being near the 'cool kids', and the herd-mind. It's also more work.

Blogger FallenImmortal January 30, 2021 2:57 PM  

Temperance is a virtue that one must learn continually.

Blogger Crush Limbraw January 30, 2021 3:12 PM  

"We won't win every skirmish. We won't even win every battle. But we will win the war." - means we see through the glass DARKLY. I keep coming back to the same rhetoric -
https://crushlimbraw.blogspot.com/2020/11/we-all-see-through-glass-darkly-theres.html?m=0 - but it's true.
It doesn't mean we quit and surrender, it just changes our schedule and modifies our tactics and/or strategy.
The victory has been won by Jesus. Our job is Matt. 28:18-20 - review our methods regularly, but we're in this for LIFE!

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( LeMoron James loves knife murder ) January 30, 2021 3:21 PM  

"where I would say what I “hoped” would happen with Trump, but then equivocate by saying what I was “afraid” would happen.

this is exactly the type of thinking which is why i said that CJ Cherryh never wrote any masculine characters from her normal 1st person perspective ... they're always terrified of a multiplicity of possible outcomes. the only "masculine presenting" characters she has ( even the female ones ) are those which are written about in the 3rd person.

it's somewhat odd to me to see a man using this adjective for himself and his own interior monologue.

Blogger Silly but True January 30, 2021 3:31 PM  

@2
That is the effective way to execute one’s plan.

Insofar as we are all observing Trump’s actions, everyone needs to understand that our plans are not Trump’s. None of us are privy to the plan, all of the work associated with the plan, nor much of the information which required (may require) the plan to be reworked if indeed it even has to be reworked.

In anything as small as a home repair project to constructing a bridge, to becoming President of the United States of America, even the best laid plans might have to be significantly revised or scrapped completely, or might not be successful.

None of that means one doesn’t try to begin, either.

And if you fail, understand why you failed so you improve your chance to succeed the next time.

Blogger Akulkis January 30, 2021 3:34 PM  

>> So, the Keystone pipeline ban by biden.

That's a funny way to spell Warren Buffett, owner of the BNSF railroad, which parallels the pipeline and charges substantially more to move 1000 gallons of oil one mile.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd January 30, 2021 3:40 PM  

Beneath the Firmament wrote:Va Judge just ruled their late arriving ballots were illegal
Is doing the right thing after it's too late still the right thing to do?

Blogger Jeff January 30, 2021 3:42 PM  

"Saying one "fears" x but "hopes" y is merely autopsychological posturing meant to avoid the possibility of future criticism "
And yet ass-covering and beta-phrasing aside, there's room for one's analysis of the situation to predict one thing, even though that's not what you want to happen. That prediction doesn't mean you're trying to crush hopes or avoid criticism.

Sometimes a once reasonable position becomes less so as time passes and more evidence is found, even before events finish playing out. Sticking to a theory because it was your first idea and it's not yet completely disproven is a common human problem. As, on the other hand, is changing with the wind at the slightest setback. The balance is hard to find.

In the end, those predicting Biden's arrest and Trump staying President were wrong. Those who saw that before others took a lot heat here, but they were right. It's still possible some of the ideas about Trump returning in March for the real inauguration or some such are right, but it seems a real long shot to me.

Blogger cashmoneydeluxebear January 30, 2021 3:47 PM  

I just had the same conversation with my fiance. Your emotions about something does not change the reality of the situation.

Blogger Harris January 30, 2021 3:52 PM  

I analogize this to the Super Bowl between the Falcons and the Patriots. The Patriots were behind 21-3 at halftime. Reasonable people believed the Patriots were toast. But Tom Brady BELIEVED the Patriots could come back and win, and rallied his teammates to believe the same thing. 98 times out of 100, the Falcons would win that game. Not only did the Patriots need a stellar second half performance; they also needed the Falcons to collapse.

If Tom Brady and his teammates didn't BELIEVE they would win, they couldn't have accomplished the come back at all. As a fan of Roger Staubach growing up, he had that same ability to inspire his teammates to believe in him. In 9 years as the Cowboys starter, he went to 4 Super Bowls - a 44% record. In 20 years as a starter, Tom Brady has gone to 10 Super Bowls - a 50% record.

It is called LEADERSHIP to BELIEVE not only that you can win, but that you WILL win, and transfer that belief to your teammates. It doesn't mean you'll always be right. But if you are worried about being criticized for getting it wrong, you've already lost.

I don't actually believe that Vox Day doesn't CARE what people think. It's just that what other people think doesn't dissuade him from believing what he chooses to believe - even in the face of overwhelming odds against him. When he says, "I don't care what you think," it means his ego is not caught up in what you think of him. But if he really didn't care, he wouldn't spend his time and effort persuading others to join him.

I remember listening to a Bible teacher who pointed out that Jesus NEVER chased after those who refused to believe. He let them go, and kept His face like flint toward the destiny the Father had placed before Him. He even challenged his disciples to leave Him, when many others thought Him crazy and unreasonable for saying that you must eat His flesh, and drink His blood to have any part in Him. The disciples that stayed (save Judas) converted the known world in their lifetimes because they stayed true to the belief.

I'm not saying that Vox Day is Jesus Christ. But he acts in a similar manner when he doesn't chase after those who walk away, and doesn't allow criticism of his "extreme" beliefs to dissuade him, or cause him to question himself. That is Christ-like, if nothing else.

Blogger Noah B. January 30, 2021 4:38 PM  

"adapting" to other people's opinions in matters under your control is nearly always a mistake, in my experience. Even if it's 50/50... "What could it hurt to just do it their way, make them happy, it'll be fine" and then disaster strikes.

This is so true. Usually those other people trying to persuade you to do things differently have no skin in the game and they haven't thought things through carefully. But that doesn't keep them from offering criticism. Quite often they have selfish motives which may be as simple as stroking their own ego.

Blogger Harris January 30, 2021 5:00 PM  

For those who want a Biblical basis to continue to stand strong, here is a bible teacher delivering a message on January 22nd that goes right along with what Vox Day has been saying about being strong, and continuing to believe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8YDGPAKcPY&t=1697s

Note: This is long - two 50 minute periods at a Bible College for a total of 1 hour, 40 minutes. But I highly recommend you at least listen to the first 30 minutes.

Blogger Jack Amok January 30, 2021 5:21 PM  

Is doing the right thing after it's too late still the right thing to do?

No.

Blogger Ransom Smith January 30, 2021 5:44 PM  

To sum up, for those who need bluntness:
Hold, the, line.

Blogger Feather Blade January 30, 2021 5:52 PM  

Doktor Jeep wrote:But of late I have a shadow of a sense that standing firm over time does change outcomes. How exactly I don't yet fully grasp.

At an absolute minimum, it provides a reference point for everyone else to see how far they've drifted, and a touchstone for where they could come back to if only they'd make the effort.

Blogger Unknown January 30, 2021 6:35 PM  

Knowing that we are being constantly gas lit, yet we fold like a paper tiger when they crank up the volume, the spectacle of the inauguration was particularly shocking to a lot of people, I know I am not alone in this, it felt like evil was triumphant. Since then we can see that if a light is shined on evil it is very difficult to hide its true form, so feeling much better now. The ride never ends and our ranks will swell with righteous people.

Blogger ZhukovG January 30, 2021 6:43 PM  

@Jeff: Everyone who 'took heat', deserved every bit they got. The warrior, who goes into battle with doubt in his heart has already lost.

Ad Victoriam, Deo Vindice, Ave Caesar Trump!

Blogger Unknown January 30, 2021 7:09 PM  

I was disappointed to learn Trump would not drop the hammer. I hoped, literal hoped, not the semi insult here, he would change up at the end and go for it. He otherwise was so great.

But he didn't. He damn sure pardoned all the Jewish criminals who hate America and harm her every chance they can, so that is the explanation--he boomered to the traditional ruling class of the economic and political elite here since 1915.

But I allowed myself to believe and hope, buoyed here.

Hopefully the leader of the alt right, the real leader, not the person imposed on us by the entrenched classes, will drop the hammer. Over and over.

Blogger VD January 30, 2021 7:13 PM  

And yet ass-covering and beta-phrasing aside, there's room for one's analysis of the situation to predict one thing, even though that's not what you want to happen.

Internally, yes. But the moment that you start telling others about your feelings, you're engaged in psychological posturing.

I don't actually believe that Vox Day doesn't CARE what people think.

You're wrong. I genuinely don't care what people think. In my opinion, they're mostly not capable of it. Why would anyone naturally capable of fourth- and fifth-order reasoning care in the slightest what someone who can't grasp anything beyond second-order binary reasoning thinks?

I think the average judge is a retard who can't even read correctly. So imagine what my perspective on the average individual is.

If I cared what people thought, I would have gone mad long ago.

Blogger JovianStorm January 30, 2021 7:14 PM  

Honest self-reflection is the only force that can change a young man away from Gammahood. It's helped me leave that unhealthy mindset behind.

Young men used to get guidance in this process from older men but now feminization keeps them eternally stunted.

Blogger Shane Bradman January 30, 2021 7:18 PM  

I lost friends over Trump in 2016, but I made friends too. I'm not throwing any of that away, and I don't regret a second of it. Trump is the greatest president of the last century because he inspired me and gave me hope from across the sea. A mistake people make about history is that it's a sequence of events, but nothing could be further from the truth. History is an ever evolving narrative and it's never clear what the consequences of any action may be. Did Trump lose by being replaced by a senile puppet? Or did Trump mean what he said when he said this was just the beginning?

Blogger theartistformerlyknownasgeorge January 30, 2021 7:36 PM  

It is amazing how quickly some folks wilt like lilies every time something doesn't go along the lines of what they assumed would happen. They lack, among other things, imagination and humility.

In so many cases the issue isn't even or only that they won't hold some line of belief as much as they need to learn how to formulate a reasonable line of belief in the first place instead of just adopting the position that aligns with their own wishful thinking....and they need to STFU until they can speak from that place.

"I don't know." is a reasonable and acceptable position.

Having a pair matters immensely. But it matters as much when you are blocking out the voices trying to sway you while you try and formulate a reasonable position in the first place as much as when you have to defend or stick to it afterwards.

I try to be admit not only that I can be wrong, but specifically what would demonstrate that I am wrong. I own it, but I'm not unaware of the unknown unknown that could prove me wrong.

We are always going to be wrong sometimes. And maybe even partly wrong all the time, but it is how and why we take a position that makes the difference.

I honestly don't have any increased doubts about a positive Trump and/or military outcome of this. As I've said here before, the null hypothesis in my mind is Trump doing well in the longterm as we suffer because he either turned on us or was playing us all along. Plain failure would lead to disappointing outcomes, but that would include worse ones for Trump himself, but as of now there is no reason to worry about things like EOs that would be nullified the second the hammer drops anyway.

I don't really see how either outcome changes the trajectory any of us should be on anyway. Of course Trump's success opens more options for us and makes things easier, but there's a problem if Trump not doing well makes you throw in the towel. Methods may have to change, but the goal should still be the goal.

Blogger Black Bird January 30, 2021 7:36 PM  

Of whom much is given much is expected.
FREEDOM FREEDOM FREEDOM!!!!!!!!’

Blogger Avalanche January 30, 2021 7:44 PM  

@42 "Is doing the right thing after it's too late still the right thing to do?"
"No."

Except it's NOT too late. This is NOT over!

We don't know what the God Emperor is doing or planning to do, or when or how. We DO know that we need the thousands of proofs, in multiple forms, to be marshaled into a usable form for presentation to the public. Q: "They must be shown."

None of the evidence has been presented before a court or an actual state or federal legislature IN session. The videos we've seen of presentations of the first bits of evidence were held in hotels because they were unofficial legislators wanting to get the info out.

Blogger Unknown January 30, 2021 7:54 PM  

VD wrote:I think the average judge is a retard who can't even read correctly. So imagine what my perspective on the average individual is.

The average state court judge here is fairly bright, unless they are black and passed the bar prior to 1998, in which case they are dumber than dogshit.

The average federal judge is quite bright, and white state court and federal judges try to follow the law and court rules. Unless the case is political, in which event the democratic judges will rule in any way they have to, no matter how crappy or specious reasoning, for their side, and the GOP judges will roll over like a drugged out hooker.

Black judges always do crappy rulings, half assed style, for their race, unless the case is political, in which case they will rule for their side but without the ability to minimally say why, so much so their rulings are like something a young child sketched out.

Blogger MidnightSun January 30, 2021 8:35 PM  

The 'position' Vox took was one based on logic, observation, and hope that maybe just maybe for once someone in the conga line of the ruling class, justice system or the military would do the right thing. We saw with our own eyes the injustice that occurred. To think a demented corrupt pedo could get the most votes ever recorded in a Presidential election defies logic and contradicts rational thinking. This along with 80 million plus people casting their vote for the incumbent was a travesty playing out before our very eyes. There was never any reason to sway from the cogent position that was taken. And to this day there still isn't!

Onward Christian Soldiers!

Blogger Damelon Brinn January 30, 2021 9:09 PM  

Va Judge just ruled their late arriving ballots were illegal

Not surprising. Wnen TPTB made their deal to get rid of Trump, the GOP had to get something. It looks like they were promised that at least some of the election fuckery would be rolled back, so there will be some rulings like this. Too little too late to make a difference for 2020, but enough that they could convince themselves they'll have a level playing field (or at least as level as it used to be) in 2022/2024. Lucy surely wouldn't pull that football away again, after they helped her get rid of Orange Man Bad.

Blogger Jack Amok January 30, 2021 9:19 PM  

Except it's NOT too late. This is NOT over!

The chance for judges and the legal system to do something is over. Their time came, they sat on their hands, and their time went. Now they are just more useless pieces of rubble that still think they're part of a building and won't comprehend when they start to bounce.

So IT is not over, but IT no longer includes mid-wits in black robes insisting they're something important.

Blogger sammibandit January 30, 2021 9:22 PM  

I don't actually believe that Vox Day doesn't CARE what people think.

You're wrong. I genuinely don't care what people think. In my opinion, they're mostly not capable of it. Why would anyone naturally capable of fourth- and fifth-order reasoning care in the slightest what someone who can't grasp anything beyond second-order binary reasoning thinks?


MPAI, myself am no exception. Sometimes I've needed bespoke IT advice, gosh.

I admire your dispassionate view to others. If you say something, I listen because I know you can "see where the puck is going". Why should you care when people can't tell where the puck is though it's in plain sight? I'll listen to the guy actually paying attention.

More on that to follow.

You have the three things I look for in a writer: aim, precision and grouping. You can hit the target, hit it multiple times, and come back and hit it again. Some call that finesse. That I can tell you this stuff in fellowship is even better.

To me it's no mistake that scripture says we are new creatures when we follow Christ Jesus. Some are more bulls in China shops, like me, and others are like eagles soaring above. Yet God provides for us all. So there's no reason to care that you don't care what people think. Why would I want to burden another with my private, inner dialogue? That's silly. I am not burdened or hurt by this either. No one is. I think all of this might make talking on this blog (and) about Christianity easier, though. That brings me to my point.

Your last sentence says it all. We've already won for what is written is what is done. God bless.

Blogger xevious2030 January 30, 2021 9:43 PM  

“Or did Trump mean what he said when he said this was just the beginning?”

Isn’t it. It may not be year zero, but now is the start of all that are left.

Blogger Shimshon January 31, 2021 4:40 AM  

@48 "If I cared what people thought, I would have gone mad long ago."

The thought has crossed my mind.

Blogger ND January 31, 2021 8:34 AM  

I read a ton of dystopian novels. Never did I ever dream I would be living in one at this point...

Blogger sammibandit January 31, 2021 11:34 AM  

"If I cared what people thought, I would have gone mad long ago."

The thought has crossed my mind.


No kidding. It takes a certain set of circumstances beyond one's control and that multiple order thinking to arrive at the conclusion our host has. I suspect that the sigma is not only able to self reflect but also to meta reflect within their robust imaginations upon their self reflections. Probably even orders beyond that. I don't know because I'm not one, just raised by one.

As an aside I think the children of sigmas also attract crazies but I don't have any additional data on that.

We really only have control over our own reactions, so a stoic response likely is the best one. Some have had to fight for that and for the sigma I assume stoicism is a healthy and natural solution for living through those circumstances and talents.

I suspect a similar orientation for habitual or niche alphas but I doubt they have the time for metareflection beyond it's utilitarian uses.

Blogger lynnjynh9315 January 31, 2021 6:08 PM  

That was my immediate reaction. There have actually been multiple French revolutions. I've genuinely lost track how many.

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