2018 May 18 ~ 25

“Don’t. Do. Diagnostics. On. Healthy. Patients.”

“There. Is. Money. To. Be. Made. In. Treatment.”

“Exactly. Do a diagnostic, medicalize something into being “abnormal”, then rent-seek for further testing to “rule out” this thing that’s completely benign anyway.”

“[Do you] not believe there’s a spark of divinity in every person?”

“No.

No, there isn’t.”

“Yesterday on Twitter the governor of California, Jerry Brown, went after the president’s views on immigration, and he ended his tweet this way:

“We, the citizens of the fifth largest economy in the world, are not impressed.”

“Citizens of the economy”. That says it all. To the modern left, you’re not an American with a culture and a history and a collective identity. You’re a citizen of the economy. A cog in the machine of global capitalism. To Jerry Brown and Nancy Pelosi and their many donors, America is just another private equity scheme. Their pledge is different from yours.

“And to economy, for which it stands, indivisible, with open borders and low wages for all.””

“[Feminism] is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.”

“Daily reminder that under Feudalism people got basically half the year off to pursue their own hobbies and interest while under capitalism/globalism you get less than 8 weeks holiday a year and you’re population gets replaced by hostile aliens who you pay to replace you lol”

“this #metoo thing is funny because sexual harassment generally only happens to homely women. 6s at most. Men don’t dare harass real beauties. They just don’t. They do try with mediocre women because they think they have a shot just being pushy. “

“not getting the joke” is one of the fundamental forces of history. Right there with class struggle.

“Yet again we find this revolutionary concept blithely accepted by many male traditionalists. They are content to accept without argument that there exists a widespread problem of men “harassing” women, and that “something must be done about it.” My first thought would be: What did the Romans do about it? What did the Christian Church do about it? How about the Chinese or the Aztecs?

The obvious answer is that none of them did anything about it, because the concept has only recently developed within the context of the feminist movement. Is this not cause for suspicion? Why are men so quick to adopt the language of their declared enemies?”

“Does the “service dog” category exist for any other reason other than allowing white women to sneak their pets into grocery stores?”

“If the New York Times blesses you, you are our enemy, and you intend to destroy everyone like me, you intend to deny me grandchildren, you intend to to erase my culture and destroy its statues, monuments and great buildings. You intend to demonize and erase my ancestors and their great achievements from history, you intend to erase my past and deny me a future. You are planning to flatten the great buildings of my ancestors, and replace them with concrete boxes, because you hate my past.”

“Slate Star Codex recently attempted to survey co-worker sexual harassment complaints by workplace type, and reviewed existing surveys. The major result was that the more women were outnumbered by men, (engineering, mining) the less that women experienced “sexual harassment”, and the more women outnumber men (supermarket checkout chicks, actresses) the more they experience “sexual harassment”. These results were swiftly confirmed by subsequent work by other people, who also produced similar results for rape – or at least females complaining about “rape”.

But this only makes sense if incidents of men “raping” women and men “sexually harassing” women are generally female initiated, not male initiated, which is what I see in front of my nose, and what I see everyone else failing to see. All workplace sexual harassment cases of males supposedly sexually harassing females, as near to all of them as makes no difference, are female initiated: It is a fitness test. The chick is looking for a coworker with the stones to beat her and rape her.

If workplace sexual harassment is male initiated, we would expect females in predominantly male workplaces to report a lot of it, in particular we would expect engineerettes and female miners to report lots of it, because outnumbered approximately a hundred to one by males, while we would expect actresses and supermarket checkout girls to report very little of it, because they heavily outnumber male co-workers. Survey data is the exact opposite. The more that female workers outnumber male workers (and thus the thirstier the female workers) the more “sexual harassment” by every plausible measure, indicating that all cases of males sexually harassing female co-workers are actually cases of female co-workers fitness testing attractive males, as near to all of them as makes no difference.”

“Legions aren’t supposed to cross the Rubicon and the US Army isn’t supposed to operate on US soil. Similarly political parties should not be a normal feature of domestic society.”

“LOL. So this guy’s brother marries a gay black man. He is upset by this and so seven years ago he established a trust for his children that will give a pay out if they marry a white Christian of the opposite sex. This causes the Dallas News to withdraw their endorsement from him. Not any disagreement about government policy, just that they don’t like his personal financial decisions regarding his own children.”

“they’re not your children okay
they’re Dallas’s children”

“people saying jews are behind everything are ridiculous. there is no worldwide conspiracy.”

“here’s The Secret Jewish History behind literally anything you can think of….”

“Try to imagine life without timekeeping.

You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week.

Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored.

Birds are not late. A dog does not check his watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays.

Man alone measures time.
Man alone chimes to hour.
And because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures:

A fear of time running out.”

“Isaac Newton:
“I have discovered the secret of universal gravitation. This will one day let you ascend into space.”

Normies:
“Shut up virgin.”

“Mastery does not normally cross fields.
Epistemology is the exception. Every field of inquiry involves epistemology.”

“There’s an entire field of the arts that’s missing because logic isn’t sufficiently appreciated. Namely -actual- psychology, the study of the soul, starting with enumeration of all qualia. Wikipedia has a list of biases. It does not have a list of cures for those biases. Further, it’s rather half-hearted. There’s a whole nosology of thought that’s missing because philosophers have let humans believe they’re normally rational. The Greeks had four or more words for love. English has one. People might experience love differently, but, like, who cares? It’s just fee-fees.

Oh, but it turns out qualia are the basis for all life goals, and also the foundation for all knowledge.

So, uh, oops.”

“There isn’t really a problem of induction.

There really is a problem of intentionality. How the fuck do things refer to other things?”

“Well, ok, but why? How did this mistake happen? He of course does no attempt at explaining. Because his job, the job of Pat Buchanan is to be a conservative, and the job of conservatives is not to understand a thing. The job of conservatives is, and has been for decades, to state their confusion with a tone of strong indignation. I don’t understand this! Hmm! I am angry, yes I am, this makes no sense, and that makes me angry. Join me in my indignation, oh and buy my book. Hmph!

[…] if you don’t get something, that’s a statement about the limits of your intellect rather than about the nature of the problem. If you don’t get something, the problem is with you, not with the issue. Go try and understand it, and then come back. Your indignation solves exactly nothing.

“I believe seniority has to be accompanies by pay raises. (Maybe in US, def. in EU) which means companies hate loyal workers.”

“If you have ten loyal, conscientious workers, the advantage over having ten sullen nihilists is easily destroyed by having one truly bad hire who you can’t fire without invoking a lawsuit.

Some (enough) companies have responded by making working conditions bad enough that everyone wants to leave, then trying to entice good ones to stay on the sly.”

“So, manorial nobles offered good working conditions because if you really pissed them off they could have you executed. Work is terrible to the extent it is protected. See also: communism.”

“Sales tax approx: 7.5%.
Payroll overhead, compliance costs: 23%
Average tax burden: 30%.

Result: when a firm pays $100 to employ a worker in America, the worker can spend $52 on actual goods and services. The other $48 goes to the State or to waste.

But don’t worry guys, the State only collects about 19% of GDP in taxes! No more than a fifth of the economy!

[…] Even official economists could count up the exact number.
All goods and services bought privates vs. all goods and services bought by the government and government employees. Add in time spent on compliance * wages. Done. They’re well aware the result would be existentially horrifying, so they’ll never do it.”

“We had the Encyclopaedia Britannica at home. When I was a small boy he used to sit me on his lap and read to me from the Britannica. We would be reading, say, about dinosaurs. It would be talking about the Tyrannosaurus rex, and it would say something like, “This dinosaur is twenty-five feet high and its head is six feet across.”

My father would stop reading and say, “Now, let’s see what that means. That would mean taht if he stood in our front yard, he would be tall enough to put his head through our window up here.” (We were on the second floor.) “But his head would be too wide to fit through the window.” Everything he read to me he would translate as best he could into some reality.

It was very exciting and very, very interesting to think there were animals of such magnitude 0 and that they all died out, and that nobody knew why. I wasn’t firhgened that there would be one coming in my window as a consequence of this. But I learned from my father to translate: everything I read I try to figure out what it really means, what it’s really saying.”

“You’re just a faggot, and the fact that you put cock in your mouth doesn’t mean you can put words in mine”

“When you are alone, you have to believe you are right.
If ever the have-nots have not even God, then they have naught at all.”

“To the left, homosexuals being born homosexual is a sacred tenant, but criminality, impulse control, time preference and IQ? That’s all “nurture.””

“Tfw you realize Muhammad didn’t think the enemy would read his writings”

>she was a nice girl, how could he kill her!
>he was a nice guy, how could he kill people!

maybe
just maybe
the assumptions were wrong”

“Reminder that EQ is correlated with IQ and low IQ people are violent psychopaths”

“perfect, I must have high EQ then, so there’s no problem.”

“if this girl is nice and that guy is nice,

then the parents are nice, the teachers are nice, the cops are nice, the government is nice, the media is nice, everyone and i mean everyone (except maybe those nazi fascist white nationalists) is nice. how could sad things happen to nice people! why! why why why why why!

oh.

so this is why killers are always white.”

“Taqiyyah is a distinct concept but really its not necessary. Muslims are allowed to omit things or deceive if they live in a state of tyranny or oppression (spoiler alert: any authority ruling by laws other than what Allah has revealed is by definition tyrannical and an oppressor)”

“In the recent past, in the process of studying the Western rule of law, the notions of ‘rule of law’ and ‘rule of man’ erroneously came to be seen as antagonistic… The rule of law and the rule of man are not completely opposed to one another but are complementary.”

“Can you imagine an ethnologist observing gorillas for years only to conclude that their behaviour is “wrong” and that they ought to do something else instead? How ridiculous would that be? Now consider our humanities and social studies professors who supposedly study human nature.”

“The antithesis of equality is not inequality. It is quality.”

“It’s *after* you apologize that you get in trouble. People smell weakness. They detect the difference between an action caused by principles and one driven by fear.”

“in my more imaginative moments I am convinced that the singularity was quite a while ago and the USA is a nation governed by machines, specifically cars.

they brutalize our surroundings so we spend more time indoors, only going from place to place securely in their metal bellies, seeing the world through their eyes instead of our own”

“the CDC performs a very important function, which is to render legible that which the government wishes to define as disease”

“He’s got pins for gay pride, Satan, Cthulhu, Prussia, and Communism, you know what the problem is ?”

“That we live in a postmodern sewer of nihilism with no moral center marginalizing and demonizing certain individuals & boys especially to the cult of our own socially engineered moral crusades that serve the liberal world order?”

“LOL no Nazis!”

“16th century: They promised us religious freedom and tore up the commons, slaughtered the monks and crushed the statues of our saints.
18th century: They promised us political freedom and exchanged our village councils and manor courts with a vote for a distant parliament.
19th century: They promised us financial freedom and led us into dark and noisy factories and crowded slums rife with disease and debt.
20th century: They promised us national freedom if only we would stand up to be counted for the draft, learning to bayonet our brothers.
21st century: They promised us the freedom from identity, from family and descendants, if only we gave up all that our ancestors left us.

And here we are today: with nothing left to offer and nothing left to take.”

“The questions they ask make a lot of sense:
“Where are you from and where do you stay” tells them whether you can afford a pricey hotel (income).
“How long are you staying” says about the time-frame they have to scam you.
“How long have you been here and do you know Chinese” tells them how easy you can be scammed (they know you have no experience and knowledge of the place).

Normal people will ask you more normal questions like “What do you thing of the place, the food, the people…””

“I’m not even going to pretend at this point that gun control wouldn’t prevent more school shootings. It probably would. The reason I don’t advocate gun control to save kids’ lives is that I’d be far more interested in reversing any of the trends that put kids in the frame of mind to commit mass murder. Such as:

-Forced integration that alienated all students by taking away their sense of community with people similar to themselves

-Overly long school hours that alienate kids from their families

-Homework assignments that eat into the little time kids still have to relax and center themselves

-Feminist indoctrination designed to make boys hate themselves

-Anti-white indoctrination designed to make European Americans hate themselves

-The dissolution of male-only clubs and spaces designed to give pubescent boys a constructive outlet for their raging testosterone

-The instillation of ridiculous standards of what constitutes “sexual harassment,” which alienate students by forbidding innocent forms of human contact

-The dissolution of recess and shortening of lunch breaks, which essentially destroys any chance for meaningful socialization with one’s classmates

We’ve shoved public school students into a situation where they’re forced to be around people from disparate cultures with whom they have no chance of identifying, forced them away from people they have a chance of growing to love, put them on the defensive in terms of their heritage and sex, and robbed them of any chance to form an identity that’s actually congruent with how they were born.

The gun grabber’s response to all this is to simply take away the chance to procure the weapon that leads to the ultimate and deadly catharsis. Never once do they consider that these kids kind of just need to be able to exist, breathe, and blow off steam on their own time. They are PERFECTLY FINE with living in a society where hundreds or even thousands of kids WANT to kill themselves and others, as long as they can’t get their hands on an efficient method of doing so.”

“Why is monogamy better than polyamory?”

“It doesn’t create a broad underclass of men who have nothing to lose by burning the whole thing down.”

“No, but those men create themselves, with or without monogamy.

Monogamy isn’t for everyone, and neither is polyamory. that’s the reality; no blanket statement projections or excuse inducing rationalizations necessary.”

“Monogamy may not be for everyone, but neither is civilization, and as it stands, monogamy is the life-blood of civilization.”

“When people decry racial tensions as abnormal or pathological, ask them where there have been multi-racial societies where this did not happen. If they can’t name an example, explain that something is aberrant only if it’s the exception and not the rule. That’s how pathology works.”

“FUCKING CRIMINALS and their *squints* minding their own business while consuming substances that i disapprove of”

“Oh man if ONLY they were minding their own business. Where in God’s name did the notion that drug addicts operate in perfect isolation come from, exactly? My money’s on “other drug addicts”.

“I was minding my own business!” laments the alcoholic as he veers onto the sidewalk and murders a luckless passerby”

“anarchotyranny is when the government won’t let you have drugs but also won’t do anything about actual violence”

“Libertarians, economists… people whose job/interest involves first putting things in words and only second making sense out of the world.

But you said that with “other drug addicts”.”

“There are few better guides to relaxation than watching a cat or dog getting properly comfortable. They take their sitting around doing nothing time very seriously.”

“One of the reasons Twitter is so addictive is that it’s a toy Cathedral — a purportedly neutral platform fanatically committed to the victory of one side.”

“Spotify partnered with 6 leftist activists groups to remove what they determine is hate music. Today they removed all Christian and Country music.”

“If there is not equality of outcomes among people born to the same parents and raised under the same roof, why should equality of outcomes be expected—or assumed—when conditions are not nearly so comparable?”

“Even the lengths of one’s fingers are different; it is natural for men to have differing opinions.”

“A friend of mine from Texas was a missionary bush pilot in Africa for many years. He has four sons all raised in Africa under the exact same standard of parenting. Three of the sons went on to successful careers and family lives. One son became addicted to drugs and has been in and out of prison for many years. Input does not always equal output.”

“In an ‘at will’ employment arrangement between a corporation and an employee, either party can terminate the contract at any time. However, instead of a few weeks of severance, imagine what would happen if the employer was legally required to pay the employee half of his or her paycheck for 20 additional years, irrespective of anything the employee did or did not do, under penalty of imprisonment for the CEO. Suppose, additionally, that it is culturally encouraged for an employee to do this whenever even minor dissatisfaction arises. Would businesses be able to operate? Would anyone want to be a CEO? Would businesses even form, and thus would any wealth be created, given the risks associated with hiring an employee? ”

“There is no avoiding the reality that marriage has to be made attractive to men for the surrounding civilization to survive.”

“For those wondering why Indian culture has such restrictions on women and not men, restrictions on men were tried in some communities, and those communities quickly vanished and were forgotten.”

“All societies that achieved great advances and lasted for multiple centuries followed this formula with very little deviation, and it is quite remarkable how similar the nature of monogamous marriage was across seemingly diverse cultures. Societies that deviated from this were quickly replaced.”

“America is often called the land of the free, and [the land] where human liberty is valued more than elsewhere. That is, until a woman decides that the father of her children is ‘boring’ to her. After that, for the man in question, America suddenly becomes North Korea.”

“Truly unusual events and objects are hard to describe. Because they are hard to describe they aren’t virulent.”

“Little Caesars: It’s hot and it’s ready.
Me: Is it good?
Little Caesars: It’s HOT. And it’s READY.”

“The word the Greeks used for what Pandora opened is the same as their word for what Diogenes lived in.

Was Diogenes hope?”

>Get the fuck out of my sunlight.

Yes.

Yes he was.”

“Shapiro’s hatred of Buchanan is telling.

Buchanan has been the most prophetic pundit in decades. He advocated for Trumpism 20 years before Trump. He forecast every failed war, every leftist social experiment gone wrong.

But Ben still hates him out of pure ethnic animosity.

At the end of the day, Buchanan doesn’t worship Israel. He doesn’t even hate Israel…he just thinks it’s not in America’s interests to fight their wars and get involved in their regional conflicts.

And for Ben, that alone amounts to heresy which he can never forgive.”

“ITT its 2010”

“Hi guys, it’s Futurebro here.

I just wanted to let you know that in a year, a website called reddit.com will become stupefyingly popular due to the downfall of Digg.

It will utterly destroy 4chan because they will steal all of the OC to gain karma, which will stop OC from being made, which will cause them to endlessly repost old OC as though they were beating a dead horse into dust, then they will colonize 4chan in an attempt to find new OC, and will fail to integrate into the culture, thereby changing it and becoming the greatest cancer imageboards have ever known. Four years after that, r/4chan will be the 20th most active subreddit, meaning that the user bases for both sites are 90% identical.

Enjoy.”

“A man feeling horny tries to find tiddies and is satisfied if he succeeds.

A woman feeling horny tries to fundamentally disrupt the nearest man’s life, and is satisfied if she fails.”

“I think it’s hilarious when straight girls look at drag queens and say “wow!! he can do makeup better than me!” as if it’s surprising that someone who essentially does makeup for a living is better at it than a girl from Kentucky who buys her eyeshadow from Rite-aid”

“Standard models of the economy are built on a simple relationship: When unemployment goes down, inflation eventually goes up. That relationship, dubbed the Phillips curve, has looked sickly for years. In Japan, it may be dead, a preview of what central bankers may confront everywhere.”

“Unemployment down but no inflation, hell yeah”

“THE PEOPLE HAVE MONEY AND WE AREN’T TAKING IT FROM THEM
PANIC
PANIC
THE WORLD IS ENDING
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”

“The Tesla, in effect, is a beautifully engineered toy for the conspicuous-consumption market, accessible to millionaires but beyond the reach of the commercial market. Neither it nor most other electric vehicles have any place in a competitive, free-market environment. As an indication of how economically injurious these playthings are to society on the whole, the U.K.’s National Grid estimated that Britain would need to increase its peak generating capacity by 50 per cent to meet the government’s plans for electric vehicles, the equivalent of building 10 new nuclear plants.”

“Subsidy entrepreneurs like the Musks of the world — often self-deluded true believers — should be distinguished from the Bernie Madoffs, who are fakes within real industries, and who prey primarily and illegally on private investors. The Musks are fakes in fake industries who prey primarily on taxpayers, a time-honoured practice that remains legal.”


“We have the unions, we have the gambling, and they’re the best things to have, but narcotics is the thing of the future. If we don’t get a piece of that action, we risk everything we have. I mean, not now, but ten years from now.”

“What’s the matter with you? I think your brain has gone soft from all that comedy you’re playing with that young girl. Never tell anybody outside the family what you’re thinking again.”

“What are you worried about? If I wanted to kill you, you’d be dead already.”

“I’ll do my best.”
“Good.
Now, you can go.”

“I don’t like violence, Tom. I’m a businessman. Blood is a big expense.”

“That’s out of the question.
“Do you know my father? Men are coming here to kill him.
Do you understand?
Now help me, please.”

“Your father wouldn’t want to hear this! This is business not personal!”
“They shot my father-”
“Even the shooting of your father was business, not personal, Sonny.”
“Well then business will have to suffer, alright?”

“Fredo. You’re my older brother. And I love you.

But don’t ever take sides against the family again.”

“Women and children can be careless. But not men.”

“You’re out of the family business, that’s your punishment. You’re finished.

I’m putting you on a plane to Vegas. I want you to stay there. You understand?

Only don’t tell me you’re innocent. Because it insults my intelligence. It makes me very angry.

Now who approached you?”


“I find it very disturbing how people can casually recommend working two or three jobs as a long-term solution to life’s problems, because it demonstrates the reality that in the post-industrial west, you are no longer a citizen of a national body or a society with a clearly defined identity and culture. You are a citizen of an economy, and your life’s purpose and value is reduced to being a menial laborer in a larger body whose sole ideology is simply production for purposeless expansion. You are a cog in a machine, and exist for that purpose only to be discarded when your utility to the religion of production has exhausted itself. For fuck’s sake, your value as a person is literally measured by your economic productivity and the money that you accumulate from it.

A fucking peasant in the twelfth century has led a more meaningful life than the majority of the machinated zombies that call themselves “people” we are surrounded by today. Contemporary society is too focused on work and not focused enough on living. In prior historical epochs work was viewed as a means towards living. It is a sacrifice to be done and gotten over with in order to realize a goal. Today, it is conflated WITH living. Post-industrial society views the act of work to be the very essence of life. You work, and therefore you live. We have built the ultimate materialist society.”

“iceberg above water: we’re not sex objects okay
iceberg below water: that’s what men are”

>You should sleep with at LEAST 25 guys before settling down, and I’ll tell you exactly why

It’s because I slept with 24 and if you’re not at least as slutty as me I’ll feel bad.”

“Men are literally impossible to hate. Not women though. Hating women is totally understandable.”

Kids say the darndest things.”

“Broward is a sneak peek into the future. Politician sheriffs who are buddy buddy with the Podestas and Abedins of the day forcing SROs and detectives to bury cases before they start so they can hide data from ever becoming statistics. Cops being fired for making too many arrests and being forced to let multiple repeat offenders go including dealers and gang bangers unless they have a warrant- probable cause only enough to detain and file a discovery, whereupon certain judges dismiss most discoveries just by reading the name. Then when the police unions hold their first no confidence vote in County history to kick those Sheriff’s out the mares and County Commissioners will come in to squash their decisions and threaten their jobs and pensions if they don’t get in line.

The info is out there. Lots of people in the system talking about what’s going down but nobody reports it or they die. They’re paving the way for using AI against us by altering the only reality AI will be able to sense. The current cutting edge of this stuff is training AIs to get the results desired, not the logical conclusion. They’re going to tell everyone AI can predict crime and come after our people based solely on not having agreeable opinions and using ERPOs to disarm and incarcerate us then bury police reports from the actual boots on the ground that do the policing. That way AI will see white terrorists under every rock and behind every tree based on Facebook while black murder and rape rates drop to nothing and the science is settled. Just wait. My paranoid technofascism predictions aren’t predictions so much as 10 year old military technology extended to its logical totalitarian application to fulfill stated PotEoZ goals.”

“WE NEED mass immigration to replace our aging workforce AND!! WE NEED abortion to STOP over population and fight climate change!”


““I’ll give you ten G’s for it as an option against $75,000 if it becomes a book,” Evans remembers telling the writer, more out of pity than excitement. “And he looked at me and said, ‘Could you make it fifteen?’ And I said, ‘How about twelve-five?’”

Without even glancing at the pages, Evans sent them to Paramount’s business department, along with a pay order, and never expected to see Puzo, much less his cockamamy novel, again. A few months later, when Puzo called and asked, “Would I be in breach of contract if I change the name of the book?,” Evans almost laughed out loud. “I had forgotten he was even writing one.” Puzo said, “I want to call it The Godfather.””

““Let’s go to bed,” Evans says, leading me through his Hollywood Regency home to his bedroom, where so many starlets have slept that, in the producer’s heyday, his housekeeper would place the name of the previous evening’s conquest beside his coffee cup on the breakfast table so that he could address her properly. Since his screening room burned down, in 2003, Evans has taken to showing films in his bedroom.”

“I never met a real, honest-to-god gangster,” Puzo added in his memoir. Neither had Coppola. “Mario told me to never meet them, never agree to, because they respected that and would stay away from you if they knew you didn’t want contact.”

“Puzo put language he’d learned from his Italian-born mother—who raised seven children by herself—into the mouth of Don Corleone, but the face he put on him was Marlon Brando’s. “I wrote a book called The Godfather,” Puzo said in a letter to Brando. “I think you’re the only actor who can play the part with that quiet force and irony the part requires.” Brando was intrigued, because he saw the project as a story not of blood and guts but “about the corporate mind.” As he said later, “The Mafia is so American! To me, a key phrase in the story is that whenever they wanted to kill somebody it was always a matter of policy. Before pulling the trigger, they told him, ‘Just business, nothing personal.’ When I read that, [Vietnam War architects Robert] McNamara, [Lyndon] Johnson, and [Dean] Rusk flashed before my eyes.””

““So next day Joe shows up with two other guys. Joe sits opposite me, one guy’s on the couch, and one guy’s sitting in the window.” Ruddy pulled out the 155-page script and gave it to the Mob boss. “He puts on his little Ben Franklin glasses, looks at it for about two minutes. ‘What does this mean—fade in?’ he asked. And I realized there was no way Joe was going to turn to page two.”

“Oh, these fucking glasses. I can’t read with them,” Colombo said, throwing the script to his lieutenant. “Here, you read it.”

“Why me?” said the lieutenant, throwing the script to the underling.

Finally, Colombo grabbed the script and slammed it on the table. “Wait a minute! Do we trust this guy?” he asked his men. Yes, they replied.

“So what the fuck do we have to read this script for?” said Colombo. He told Ruddy, “Let’s make a deal.””

“I’d rather deal with a Mob guy shaking hands on a deal than a Hollywood lawyer, who, the minute you get the contract signed, is trying to figure out how to screw you”

“When introducing one made man to another, the phrase “a friend of ours” is used, indicating that he is a member and business can be discussed openly with him. If the person being introduced is an associate or civilian to whom business should not be mentioned, the phrase “a friend of mine” is used instead.”


“Now to be effective in a course like this I have to talk about myself. If I make abstract remarks, it just sounds like so many pious words. If I talk about me, and what I’ve done, maybe it will penetrate you.”

“You have to find a style that fits you. Which means you have to take what fragments you can from other people, use them, adapt them, and become yours. You can’t copy me directly. You won’t get away with it.

I will use the analogy of painting as an example.

In painting, once you’ve learned color mixing, and form, and sketching, and so on, you study under a master, who you temporarily accept as knowing what he’s talking about. Well, there are limits as to what can be done. You know that if you copy the master’s style exactly, you will not be a great painter. You know also that if you paint in the style he did, it’s too late, the future wants a different style. Thus, I can tell you about the style I used in the past. But that won’t be the style you’ll have to have to go for the future.

You must manufacture the style which will make you a significant person.”

“Supposing I am successful and you do rise to the top. Will you please remember that what made you great is not appropriate for the next generation.

You know how to get great because after all, you were great. But the things you did may not be appropriate for the next generation.”

“You have to have background knowledge; enough to penetrate jargon.”

“What are fundamentals? Well, I have two criteria. Which are not adequate.

One: From the fundamentals, you can derive the rest of the field.
Two: They’ve been around for some time.”

“The past was less determined than historians like to make, and the future is less open-ended than you would like to believe.”

“I want to tell you another thing, a story which I’ll use several times: the story of the drunken sailor.

He staggers a couple of steps this way, he staggers a couple of steps that way, this way and that way, this way and that way. In n steps, typically, you’ll get the square root of n distance. In a hundred steps, you’ll get about ten. In ten thousand, it’ll be about a hundred. He may be right where he started, he may be further away, but that’s typical.

On the other hand if there’s a pretty girl over there, he staggers like this, back like this, over like that – he’s going to get a distance proportional to n.

If I can create in you a vision of where you are headed, you will make progress proportional to n.

If you do not have a vision, you will wander like a drunken sailor.

[…] Now you’re gonna say to me, “But Hamming, how do I know the future?”.

It doesn’t matter much, from what I’ve examined in life, what goal you set. Whether you want to march that way, that way, or that way. If you have a goal, you’ll get somewhere near it. If you don’t have a goal, you’re a drunken sailor. My problem is to make you form your goals, and to some extent, try to achieve it. To make you something important rather than just drifting.

It’s comfortable to drift through life. And a great many people when questioned closely will assert that they’re perfectly content to drift through life.

I don’t think too good an idea of that whole thing.

[…] Those who do something generally have some kind of goals and see where they’re headed, and their lives add up. Those who don’t are just a bunch of isolated events.”

“Now it’s an opinion, it’s not a fact, it’s an opinion, that most people believe that the struggle to achieve excellence is worth the struggle. Also when you look at peoples’ lives, I can tell you a story which I may repeat a couple of times, as a child I went to a movie, they were called nickelodeons in my day but we actually spent a dime.

One Saturday I went with a friend of mine, and it was one of these you laugh and laugh and laugh types. All ridiculous situations. We walked out, and he said to me, “You know, that wasn’t a very funny movie.” I thought for a while and said, you’re right. All the laughter does not make a movie funny at all.

And the same way with life. The pleasant life is not the one with the sum total of the pleasant moments. Somehow or other it’s added up very very differentl. The good life is not the one of pleasure from moment to moment, and you know it. In fact, you are well aware of it, that you cannot get up in the morning and say, “I shall be happy today”, and make it work.

The good life has to be snuck up upon. And I’m saying, an opinion, of myself and many other books, the way to do that is to take yourself and manage yourself to be the person you wish to be to achieve the goals you wish, and be more articulate than just idle drifting like a drunken sailor.

In ancient Greece, our boy Socrates said “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

What I’m saying goes back that far.”

“Lastly, in a certain sense, this is a religious course. I am preaching a message, that with one life to lead, you want to do more than just get by. There are a great many religions, and I don’t want to get involved in one or the other too much, it is however an emotional matter I’m really appealing to.

It’s very frequently said that a happy life is one which has some goals achieved. Well, studying the matter over, and reading about it and talking to people, everybody pretty much agrees that it’s not the achievement of the goal that really is the best part. It’s the struggle. The struggle to success is what makes you what you will be.

Remember, at old age, you’re gonna have to live with yourself. There’s no escape living with yourself in your old age. You’re stuck. And at old age, you can’t change as much as when you were younger; consider what kind of person you wish to be in old age.

And start now, being that kind of a person.

This is what the course is all about.”

 

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2018 May 13~17

“The blue pill story about women’s nature just is not true. Women will only love you if you keep alpha frame – and the female perception of alpha is alarmingly primitive. Male perceptions of male status are much more subtle and sophisticated.”

“Power is frequently displayed by who get’s away with anti-social behavior. Here’s a review of feminist Jessica Valenti’s memoirs “Lessons of a ‘Sex Object’”. Already in the title she is flaunting her desirability. While drugs and alcohol has taken their toll, she was at best a plain girl as young.

It’s really nothing new to readers of this blog, but it is quite astonishing how one can be so blatantly shitty.

https://web.archive.org/web/20180104234259/https://medium.com/the-patriarch-tree/lessons-of-a-sex-object-4b57f666dec5

[…]
“She recounts her use of marijuana, ecstasy (MDMA) and cocaine as if being a dopehead was an ordinary aspect of life, the same way she discusses her drunkenness and all the various “hook-ups” and “relationships” in which she engaged from the time she lost her virginity as a 14-year-old freshman at Stuyvesant until 2009 when, at age 30, she married a Harvard boy five years younger than her.”
[…]
“On page 94 of Sex Object, Ms. Valenti introduces us to her college boyfriend “Paul,” whom she met after transferring to SUNY-Albany. Short (5-foot-5) and redheaded, Paul was the perfect feminist boyfriend, and Ms. Valenti would have married him but, alas, Paul’s mother “never thought I would be good with kids” (p. 108). That races ahead of the tale, however, which begins when she meets Paul “through my drug dealer, a tall rich kid who lived in my dorm in Albany . . . and sold ecstasy and weed.” And then there’s this (p. 98):

When I start taking women’s studies classes, and loving them, [Paul] is happy. . . . We do coke with one of my women’s studies professors in her house when we cannot get ecstasy.”
[…]
“How is a man to judge women? Well, according to feminists like Ms. Valenti, it is wrong for men to prefer good-looking women to ugly women, or to prefer chaste women to promiscuous women. Any overt expression of such male preferences — e.g., to express admiration of a woman’s beauty — is sexist, according to feminist ideology. Remember, guys, women are only “wearing fucking lipstick and heels so as not to offend your delicate aesthetic sensibility,” according to Ms. Valenti. If a man admires female beauty, this is only because men expect women to “be blank slates for your desires.” If there is some way for a man to be both heterosexual and acceptable to feminists, Ms. Valenti doesn’t bother to describe it. Pity her poor husband, Mr. Golis:

Every time I see a dirty cup on the kitchen counter, my face gets red. The level of disrespect feels . . . as if Andrew has hopped on the counter, pulled down his pants, and taken a shit there for me to clean up. My husband is lovely. He is a feminist. . . .
He tells me to leave the cups on the counter and the socks on the floor. He’ll get to them eventually. But I can’t. I don’t believe him. And I can’t write in a house where something is wrong. — Sex Object, p. 174”
[…]
After Jay left for college and met a new girlfriend there, 16-year-old Jessica went to a barbecue (p. 92) and met Jack, “the most beautiful guy I had seen up close . . . all muscles and smiles.” Jack was a 20-year-old bodybuilder who worked at a gym somewhere up the Hudson River Valley halfway to Albany, and why she was at a barbecue in Saugerties, N.Y., is never explained but . . . holy hormones, Batman!

Jack is six foot three and chiseled — like a movie star or stripper way. . . . He works out for hours every day. . . .
I was thrilled by him. I remember noticing the outline of his body the first time he go on top of me — huge and muscular — and thinking that this is what fucking a man is like. There were no scrawny arms or adolescent halfhearted facial hair, just girth.
[…]

Compare that to her beta husband who get’s to deal with a screeching harridan whenever there’s a dirty cup on the counter, I bet Jack never had to deal with that part of her personality.”

“We still gotta thank her for writing clearly what sluts are thinking. It’s not often that you get an articulate slut who tells you in plain language what’s going on inside her head.”

“Three cishet men found themselves in the gynocratic gulag. To pass the time they asked each other what great crimes they committed to find themselves interred.

“Too many women threw themselves at me. For this I was called a ‘PUA’ and sent to this place,” the first one says.

“I rejected the advances of women. For this I was called ‘MGTOW’ and sent to this place,” the second one says.

“I was neither successful with women nor did I reject them outright. For this I was called ‘incel’ and my execution will be this afternoon!””

“Yep, on Steam, home of tens of thousands of games, only the #2 and the #3 have more than 10% of the players of the #1. Another 11 have more than 1%. I don’t think that all of the other games failed. They are simply niche.

My point is that having only 1% of the players of the “king” isn’t bad at all. Think of the MMO market, where the king is WoW with 7M players. The 1% of that is 70K. If you can charge $15 per month, you just made a million dollars every month. If you have some whales, you can get more. That’s not so bad. I doubt if EVE has more than 70K real players and the server is still up.

I think aiming directly for the 1% is not only acceptable but the responsible thing. Out of tens of thousands of published games only a dozen made it higher. What makes you think you are special? Instead of aiming for the stars and reach … Star Citizen, you should budget the development with “1%” playerbase as target, therefore design the game for a specific 1%, instead of the “wide audiences”. You just won’t get those guys, the king will. And I’m sorry to tell you, statistics says that you belong to the 99.999% of the game devs who are not called PlayerUnknown. But you can get the guys who hate P2W or hate content resets or hate toxicity (or the opposite, love unrestricted free speech). Then you’ll have exactly what Stawek told: 1% of the king.”

“As you read its sane and balanced constructions, reflect on how un-alien they are. Nothing about mutilated penises, or Chosen people, or taking control of the earth, but rather a simple guide to the care of the soul. Notice also the emphasis on reason. Imagine a world where reason and religion are not at loggerheads, with such disastrous civilizational results:

Solon:

1. Trust good character more than promises.
2. Do not speak falsely.
3. Do good things.
4. Do not be hasty in making friends, but do not abandon them once made.
5. Learn to obey before you command.
6. When giving advice, do not recommend what is most pleasing, but what is most useful.
7. Make reason your supreme commander.
8. Do not associate with people who do bad things.
9. Honor the gods.
10. Have regard for your parents.

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Modern Hellenismos:

1. Nothing too much
2. Know thyself
3. Aid friends
4. Control anger
5. Shun unjust acts
6. Acknowledge sacred things
7. Hold on to learning
8. Praise virtue
9. Avoid enemies
10. Cultivate kinsmen
11. Pity supplicants
12. Accomplish your limit
13. When you err, repent
14. Consider the time
15. Worship the divine
16. Accept old age

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Pythagoras:

First honor the Immortal Gods, as the law demands; then reverence thy oath, and then the illustrious heroes; then venerate the divinities under the earth, due rites performing; then honor your parents, and all of your kindred.

Among others make the most virtuous thy friend! Love to make use of his soft speeches, and learn from his deeds that are useful; but alienate not the beloved comrade for trifling offences; bear all you can, what you can, for power is bound to necessity.
Take this well to heart; you must gain control of your habits; first over stomach, then sleep, and then luxury, and anger.

What brings you shame, do not unto others, nor by yourself.

The highest of duties is honor to self.

Let justice be practiced in words as in deeds; then make the habit, never inconsiderately to act; neither forget that death is appointed to all; that possessions here gladly gathered, here must be left; whatever sorrow the fate of the Gods may here send us bear, whatever may strike you, with patience unmurmuring; to relieve it, so far as you can, is permitted, but reflect that not much misfortune has Fate given to the good.

The speech of the people is various, now good, now evil; so let them not frighten you, nor keep you from your purpose. If false calumnies come to your ears, support it in patience; yet that which I now am declaring, fulfill it faithfully: let no one with speech or with deeds ever deceive you to do or to say what is not the best.

Think, before you act, that nothing stupid results.

To act inconsiderately is part of a fool; yet whatever later will not bring you repentance, that you should carry through.

Do nothing beyond what you know, yet learn what you may need; thus shall your life grow happy.

Do not neglect the health of the body; keep measure in eating and drinking, and every exercise of the body. By measure, I mean what later will not induce pain.

Follow clean habits of life, but not the luxurious; avoid all things which will arouse envy.
At the wrong time, never be a prodigal, as if you did not know what was proper, nor show yourself stingy, for a due measure is ever the best.

Do only those things which will not harm thee, and deliberate before you act.
Never let slumber approach thy wearied eyelids, ere thrice you review what this day you did: Wherein have I sinned? What did I? What duty is neglected? All, from the first to the last, review, and if you have erred grieve in your spirit, rejoicing for all that was good. With zeal and with industry, this, then, repeat; and learn to repeat it with joy. Thus wilt thou tread on the paths of heavenly virtue. Surely, I swear it by him who into our souls has transmitted the Sacred Quaternary [the Tetraktys], the spring of eternal Nature.
Never start on your task until you have implored the blessings of the Gods.

If this you hold fast, soon will you recognize of Gods and mortal men the true nature of existence, how everything passes and returns. Then will you see what is true, how Nature in all is most equal, so that you hope not for what has no hope, nor that anything should escape you.

Men shall you find whose sorrows they themselves have created, wretches who see not the Good that is too near, nothing they hear; few know how to help themselves in misfortune. That is the Fate that blinds humanity; in circles, hither and yon they run in endless sorrows; for they are followed by a grim companion, disunion with themselves; unnoticed, never rouse him, and fly from before him!

Father Zeus, O free them all from sufferings so great, or show unto each the Genius, who is their guide! Yet, do not fear, for the mortals are divine by race, to whom holy Nature everything will reveal and demonstrate; whereof if you have received, so keep what I teach you; healing your soul, you shall remain insured from manifold evil.

Avoid foods forbidden; reflect that this contributes to the cleanliness and redemption of your soul. Consider all things well: let reason, the gift divine, be thy highest guide; then should you be separated from the body, and soar in the aether, you will be imperishable, a divinity, a mortal no more.”

“If women wanted to start a bar for women only, men would not care. If men want a private club in which to enjoy male company, women explode in fury.”

“Women display a pedestrian practicality alien to males. If a woman needs to use a computer, she will learn to do it, and do it well. She won’t learn assembly-language programming for the pure joy of it. She can drive a car perfectly well but has no notion of what a cam lobe is or the difference between disk and drum brakes. This is why men invent things and women seldom do.”

“”even if you don’t take it far as althype” – what is this even supposed to mean? I say correct things, it has nothing to do with “taking it so far”, that’s meaningless.”

“Once you’ve decided to use force, you should use it as rapidly as possible and as decisively as possible.”

“In frustration, the Russians tried to push their luck. They informed Romania that a transport plane would shortly be entering their airspace, permission or not.

“You could do that.” The Romanian Defence Minister, Victor Babuic told Russian Foreign Minister Ivanov over the phone. “Of course we would be obliged to send up an aircraft to intercept your aircraft.”

Babuic pointed out that in such tense situations, accidents often happen. He couldn’t guarantee that the pilot wouldn’t mistakenly shoot the Russians down.

“Of course this is a crime.” Babuic said, apologetically. “He would be prosecuted under our law, and he would be sent to jail for seven years.”

“But he would also be a national hero.” He added, thoughtfully, after a pause.

No further attempts to reinforce the Russian contingent at the airport were made.”

“This kind of plea for sanity misses the point. Neither side can afford not to take sides in every fight. If somebody manages to make something an ‘issue’, everyone is forced to take sides. That’s just democracy.

The big lie of liberal democracy is that it represents people’s interests. It does not, it creates those interests.”

“They forbid the algorithm from using race as a criteria, and so the algorithm ends up telling the police to go into areas that have a lot of menthol sales, and have liquor stores with check cashing services, and so they end up just telling police to do the same thing as if they explicitly used race. The algorithm finds a way to racially profile, even if you say, “you can’t racially profile”. They find the correlates, and end up telling you the same thing.”

“And of course our great intellectuals, they don’t deny genetic differences between two individuals. No no no no. Sure, some people, by dint of their genes, will be better at math than other individuals. That is something so experientially true that when trying to teach a new math concept to two people in the same classroom for the first time, that we have seen, one person just gets it, and the other person doesn’t. Over and over and over again, one person gets it the other person doesn’t, and to deny this experienced visceral reality, it would just break all of their credulity and people would just stop listening to you.

And of course if you look at two groups of individuals, maybe people from the east side versus the west side of the train tracks, there would be some difference in average intellectual abilities between these two arbitrarily defined groups. Don’t know exactly what it would be, but certainly there would be some difference. These great intellectuals, they have to accept that, because this obviously true. If you took two random groups of people, there would be some average intellectual difference.

But as soon as the groups you’re drawing lines around happen to correspond to the historical colloquial “races”, then stop. No, those must be the same. As soon as the groups you draw the lines around become the races, or correspond with the races, then they’re the same. Individual genetic differences, sure. Arbitrarily defined group genetic differences, sure. But if those arbitrarily defined groups correspond to the colloquial races, then they must be the same.”

“Embargo them into a financial crisis! Find out their most lucrative export and use our influence to drive the prices DOWN! Make them regret ever supporting socialism. Declare them a threat to our National Security and a “sponsor of Terrorism” to discourage foreign investment and cooperation! Find out what staple goods they can’t produce domestically and drive the prices up! Cause a shortage! Starve the people!

We need to intervene for humanitarian reasons! Those poor people are starving! They need a change in leadership! It’s so sad how evil people in this world can destroy the lives of millions and get away with it!”

>Why the Massacre of Palestinians at the Border is Terrible for Israel

the REAL victims are the jews because now people will complain about them being blood drinking sociopathic demons”

“When arab countries are killed and Jews say “I hope this doesn’t lead to more anti-semetic sentiments”, just like what they say when a muslim terrorist kills westerners.”

“THE JEW CRIES OUT AS HE STRIKES YOU”

“[B]eing a Wall Street financier pays so well in part because it demands two different mental modes that seldom coincide: a talent for abstract thinking and an aggressively masculine urge to crush the competition. There are plenty of guys selling cars who have the right personalities for Wall Street, and a few guys doing rocket science who can think creatively about abstractions of abstractions, but the supply of individuals at the intersection is so limited that they can command absurd bonuses.”

“A prince must have no other objective, no other thought, nor take up any profession but that of war, its methods and its discipline, for that is the only art expected of a ruler. And it is of such great value that it not only keeps hereditary princes in power, but often raises men of lowly condition to that rank.”

“Noise eats up everything, like fire, but without heat, and without light.”

“Reminder of the time i was in middle school and doing an after school program so i took the late bus at like 4:30
And the bus driver was new and didn’t know the route
But we did and we were telling her that she was going the wrong way
She drove us halfway to the next town before she finally turned around
At long last we came up to a road near where i lived, and just my luck that’s where she decided to pull over and call the police
So we’re all stuck on the bus with a weeping 50 something woman for several minutes while the cop arrives
So the cop gets on the bus and starts talking with the bus driver and i say to the cop “excuse me, i live right down the street, can i please get off the bus and walk”
And this cop, a grown-ass adult cop, SCREAMED at me “Sit down and shut your mouth!” like I’d just insulted him or something
Haven’t respected them since.”

“What the hell do you expect is gonna happen when the profession affords you authority, impunity, and respect all because you went to police academy for a few months? A job like that attracts sociopaths, insecure bullies, and complete idiots.”

>The Far-Left and Far-Right Find It Astonishingly Easy to Unite

It’s not new at all, it’s a return to what existed before neo-liberalism used napalm and nuclear bombs to take over the world.”

“The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain’t so.”

“They threw rocks and said racist things so we had no choice but to slaughter them en-masse”

>In the same week in which a Tesla Model S erupted in flames after a “horrific” crash in Ft. Lauderdale, fatally trapping the two teenagers who died inside, while a second Model S rammed a stopped Salt Lake City firetruck at 60mph, mercifully without any fatalities, the Swiss tio.ch reports that yet another Tesla burst into flames after crashing on the A2 highway near the town of Bellinzona, killing a 48-year-old German driver who was trapped inside.

It’s Musk…there will be no recall.

If Ford or GM has several cars burst into flames, this would be on every network calling for them to take their bombs back.”

“The other day someone posted your nailgun causing a lithium battery to instantly catch fire: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yzBFCufUDq0”

“Wow! That was instantaneous.

So, theoretically, one can be driving in a TSLA , get in an accident, and if the Battery Packs are ruptured early on, there’s a good chance that the Car will be in flames BEFORE the Vehicle comes to a stop.”

“Q: How do Progressive cardinals all know each other?

A: If they didn’t meet at one of their mixers, they will meet when they step on each others’ toes. One will (accidentally?) poke outside their jurisdiction and find out who owns the hierarchy next door when they push back.”

“Obvious modernized wergild: when someone dies through crime or preventable disease, the entity responsible for keeping them alive has to underwrite their life insurance policy.

You idiots let the State take over crime suppression without holding them responsible for crime being suppressed, and now I have to live with the result.
Imagine how fast the inner city would get cleaned up if LAPD had to pay up every time someone got whacked.”

“As the phrase suggests, a semantic apocalypse is when words are destroyed and people no longer agree on how to define the reality of the senses. I am of the belief this is the only apocalypse that can ever exist and the destruction of words has happened many times. To destroy the symbols that represents reality is to destroy the reality those symbols represent. It forces the mind to reevaluate the reality of the senses. This is the purpose of the gnostic impulse and it is in this domain where Gnostic Warfare is most potent.”

“For a robot to navigate through complex space, it needs a battery, sensors, and CPUs to evaluate what it senses. Does adding more sensors make it more aware? Well, no, not automatically. It makes the CPU more complex to code for, it draws more power, and it adds more weight to the robot. Does adding more CPUs make the robot smarter? No. It only adds more battery drain and more complex code and it might even outpace the sensor input. Scaling out the components of cognition does not result in more intelligent behavior. And yet, this is what machine learning and data science does: Blindly adds more GPUs and more data pipelines to refine the precision of conclusions. It doesn’t make the AI platform smarter.”

“Synthetic cognition thrives by scaling processing. Organic cognition thrives by reducing input. The neuron can’t scale on demand like cloud computing. The neuron, instead, as evolved to do more with less. Let’s take the eye for example.

A 60W, 2800K lightbulb generates about 8,200,000,000,000,000,000 photons per second. 400,000,000 photons hit both of your retinas per second. What’s happening to the other 8,199,999,999,600,000,000 photons? If biology did what we did with machine learning, we’d be dead. Meaning, if biology scaled the amount of neurons to the amount of photons a light bulb generated, we would literally die of asphyxiation. I wonder if biology attempted this once and the only neurons that survived was that which didn’t couldn’t engage in that madness. Neural evolution restricts and limits. It doesn’t need to see all of reality to make the correct decision to promote persistence. Machine learning, on the other hand, generally needs more information than the universe has to offer to make accurate predictions.

Because of this resource allocation preference, computers and machine learning are inversions of cognition and do not qualify as cognition. This makes them “anti-cognition” cognitive assets. A machine needs more information, a human needs enough information.”

“Data science and machine learning are “anti-cognition” cognitive assets. Machines persist data, not knowledge, and because they uncontrollably expand information intake bandwidth, they are “anti-cognition” and offload equilibrium pressures. There’s a caveat here as well.

The only knowledge a machine persists is the design instructions to create it, the economic price points to promote its fecundity, and the time value competitiveness of its techniques. These factors are fitness pressures that propagate the immaterial “machine DNA””

“I am not trying to elicit sympathy. I am providing the backdrop of how this plan of mine came to be so that you can FEEL it, from one human to another. After all, that is what this is all about. Civilization does not exist externally. It exists between you and I first.”

“The infrastructure of the swarm is what endures, not the fossils of a genius. The math of the swarm is what has endured. In a few cases, the swarm collapses and huge chunks of mathematical discovery gets taken with it. Was there a common thread to be found here?”

“We couldn’t understand gravity because our brains evolved to primarily understand each other. The ear is sensitive to the human voice. The visual cortex is optimized to understand human faces. Our internal complexity management reflects social behavior complexity.

We don’t actually have intelligence in the way we’ve defined it. What we have are a priori agendas that drive us to understand each other. Any patterns we happen to see in the non-human parts of nature are because they resemble the patterns we anticipate to see in each other.”

“Imagine a time when math wasn’t unified into a collective framework of interlocking references and dependencies. Only in the last 4% of human civilization did math become associated as a sort of centralized monolith. Before that, math was fragmented along multiple lines.”

“Television is individualist. The internet is collectivist.

Television (and radio before it) is the media of isolated individuals; individuals who receive and digest content. The internet is the media of collectives reasoning, emoting and acting in unison. Its interactivity means you’re part of it, not apart from it.

[…] Everybody thought the internet would lead to greater individuality because they thought of it as a broadcast medium with more options. You’d have millions of magazines or TV channels, covering every niche. For awhile, this was true, but then came the Reckoning. The Great Internet Reckoning is this:

“Is it Left or Right?”

Everything must answer to this question. Every hobby. Every subculture. No piece of our society shall resist this political sorting. Ultimately, all that matters is which side you’re on.”

“Television is a one way dictation. There is nothing individualistic about that….”

“While I don’t specifically agree with the thesis, supposing I’m on the right train of thought:

Television is one iteration of dictation, via top-down authority.
Internet is ten thousand iterations of dictations, via every channel you can and can’t possibly imagine.”

“Why is the idea of the productive output of a people belonging to that people such a sin? The reasoning dates back to the artifacts of civilization itself.

Alexander the Great was the first to demonstrate that mankind could be unified despite differences between language, cultural, and religious expectations. Alexander laid the foundation for the expectations of future globalists, giving them hope that all of mankind could be domesticated into a singular direction to supersede their local and tangible concerns. In attempting to fulfill this lofty goal, he successfully reallocated the gold assets accumulated during the long reign of Babylonian antiquity into the Mediterranean economy. His dream, shaped by Aristotle, had secured a heart-stopping volume of wealth for him, his peers, and the rest of all subsequent Western civilization. This promise of wealth recentralization is what all globalists yearn for when they embrace the platitudes of equality. The unification of mankind is sold as a moral end, but it is actually a pragmatic means of achieving wealth recentralization.”

“TV show where Steven Pinker visits tragedies and tries to cheer people up with historical facts and statistics. “I see your village has been devastated, but did you know that thanks to better building standards and early warning, earthquake-related deaths are at an all time low?””

>Ann Coulter proposes shooting immigrants trying to cross U.S. border illegally following Gaza protests

Coulter’s view may seem extreme, but up until about 50 years ago everybody would have taken it for granted that borders and hence nations per se reduce to: “Turn back or die.” With wealth comes decadence, and therewith a greater allowance for delusion: tragic reality becomes a scandal which the progressive cannot abide.”

“The books carry the insights, but you have to make them real to you. Surround yourself with all walks of life and explore contexts that make you uncomfortable. Keep yourself in mind so you don’t get lost and absorb the experience.

Then it all turns from data into knowledge.”

“We’re going to wire everyone up, they’ll all have devices that keep them in constant communication.”

“Like some sort of hive mind?”

“No, no – trust me – this will lead to unprecedented freedom and individuality.”

“me: Can I get some good health care

America: No, you need insurance

Person with insurance: Can I get some good health care

America: Also no”

“never forget the six million centrifuges disguised as iranian washing machines”

“The Marxian concept of class consciousness started by trying to leverage the yields of the Industrial Age to bring about a material version of European Christian redemption. As it failed to fulfill its promises, the thunderous applause it commanded at the beginning of the 20th century mutated into a desperate and often clumsy cacophony of identity politics.

As this game of minority musical chairs evolved, the band continuously played the siren song of an unattainable yet highly romantic idea of equality. Such intoxicating chords acted as a factory that manufactured new political identities on demands. The outcome is obvious: If every person believes that the unattainable equality can only be achieved by replacing social interaction with self-regulating echo chambers of identity, then all methods of communication will carry an additional volume of risk that cannot be offset.

Manufacturing political identities, then, is the only way the elite can retain control in the Age of Information.”

“I, Rob Schneider, will no longer take projects that do not pay women equally. Even if that means lowering the woman’s salary substantially.”

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what your country can do for Israel.”

“Yeah I consume roughly 7,000 animals in my lifetime, most of whom live in downright psychotic conditions of abuse and neglect, pumped full of hormones and slaughtered by legions of imported meatworkers who work for pennies, but I swear to god if I see you kicking a dog I will tear you limb from limb, I’m a good person that cares about animals!!!!!!!!!”

“Put differently, while U.S. ambassadors are operating in one-third of the world’s countries, U.S. special operators are active in three-fourths. “

“The vast majority of good things that have ever happened in society happened because somebody with authority judged them to be good and stipulated that they would happen. No amount of just-so fantasising about ‘bottom-up’ organisation will ever make this stop being true.”

“Religion IS the reason for Islamic violence. But the causality is more complex than some suppose. It’s not just the passages about killing infidels. It’s also polygamy, which creates an underclass of sexually frustrated young men whose aggression has to be directed outwards or else it will be directed against their own elders. It’s a religion perfectly evolved to belch forth conquering hordes of desperate expendables with nothing to lose.”

>Iranian Group Offers $100,000 to Blow Up New U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

My first instinct was to say “H E R O”

But then 5 seconds later I was more like “hey rabbi, watcha doin?” cuz this is so obviously fake and gay. Every single Middle Easterner with the ability and will to pull this off would already do it for free.”

“The nice thing about monarchy and aristocratic rule, is that when things go south, the bottom class knows exactly who to hang. Keeps the ruling class on their toes.”

“Let it be known that the planet broke before the Guard did.”

“An action being “punishable by a fine” basically means “legal for rich people”.”

“Why invade a country when you can just buy its institutions, turn its women against its men, make transvestites of its children, sell the wealth generated by its labour to foreign investors, then introduce a foreign army as ‘refugees’ and ‘diversity’ to finish it off?”

“Andre Gide, a world-renowned author and a communist most of his life, visited Leningrad some years ago. Afterward, he deeply offended his Russian hosts by saying, “What I loved most in Leningrad was St. Petersburg.” Gide was not trying to insult his Russian friends. The reason he loved the St. Petersburg in Leningrad was that it was not built by modern planners and designers.

Cities, towns, villages and groups of communities that were designed hundreds of years ago obviously are based upon some basic purpose of living that eludes current deisgners. Previous ages possessed one great advantge, a precise moral aim that gave meaning and direction to all planning and design. Classical antiquity pursued harmony; the middle ages strove for mystic fulfillment; the Renaissance, the elegance of proportions; more recent times, the enlightenment of humanism. The people of each period knew exactly what they wanted.

What then is the purpose of contemporary planners? Earlier builders knew what they were doing, because they executed the cultural imperatives of their society as their minds conceived them. In contrast, modern designers nourish public taste and have tried desperately to find out what that taste is. To help in this quandary designers use research staffs and questionnaires. What do they discover when at last their work is complete? That those for whom they have built, after one look, move back toward those parts of cities built hundreds of years ago.

There has (until very recently) been no such thing as a changing purpose in planning settlements. That old towns are charming and new ones are not is because city planners of former times – ancient Greece, medieval city states, the heart of AMsterdam, London, Paris, or Vienna – did not pursue different aims as their age changed, but instinctively always worked toward the one unchanging purpose that has always made people desire to live in urban centers in all human communities.

Aristotle expressed this purpose, saying that men form communities not for justice, peace defense, or traffic, but for the sake of the good life, the Summum Bonum. This good life has always meant the satisfaction of four basic social desires, desires to which earlier designers have always given material and structural shape. These desires are conviviality, religiosity, intellectual growth, and politics. Therefore, the nucleus of cities, with all the variations in styles, consisted always of the same basic structures. Taverns, sports arenas, and theaters were built to satisfy conviviality; churches or temples, to facilitate religiosit; museums, zoos, libraries, and schools, to help intellectual growth; and city halls, political temperament. And because the satisfaction of these four community-shaping desires required an economic base; these structures were naturally and organically grouped around the marketplace, creating and serving the fifth communal activity: trade and commerce.

If a new region is to be successfully developed, decentralized, and open-ended to many different possibilities, some interventions are simple. What will be needed is the construction of focal points at primitive crossroads: a sidewalk cafe, a restaurant serving excellent meals, a little concert hall or theater, a charming church, a well-designed meeting hall.

To sum up the success of old and the failure of modern community design in one sentence: ancient planners, recognizing the invariable Aristotelian purpose of why people live in communities, put all their talent into the building of the communal nucleus: inns, churches, and city halls. The rest of the settlement then followed naturally. In contrast, modern designers are forever buildign the rest of the city. But without a nucleus nothing can be held together. There are difficulties now in conceptualizing a nucleus, since we have become convinced – falsely – that every age has a different purpose; but, by the time we might discover our own, it will have run through our hands like sand.”

“Modern civilization lives with traffic jams everywhere. The only question is what causes them? Too narrow streets? Streets have been widened, and jams have become worse. Too few traffic arteries? Traffic arteries have multiplied, and tieups have become more frequent. Urban density? Cities have exploded outward into suburbs and exurbs, reducing density, yet the gridlock has increased in proportion. Bad planning? International experts have made plans, and when implemented, jams have grown. Too little thought? Actually, the reverse is true: too much thought. Modern planners are so concerned about traffic that they have stopped thinking about anything but the fastest movement of cars and the attendant problems, as if the only function of the city is to serve as a racetrack for drivers between petrol pumps and hamburger stands. Los Angeles is at present the ultimate example of not enough thought about traffic dislodging common sense. The result? What might have become an elegant city has instead become the first city that incorporates rural distances into its tormented traffic-choked urban sprawl.

What most planners have overlooked in their rush to eliminate all obstacles to traffic is that they are removing the most precious obstacle to traffic: the community itself. The function of a community, unlike that of a petrol station or a snack bar in the countryside, is to act as a goal, not as a passage point; an end, not a means; a stop, not a flow; a place to get out, not for driving through. This is why most good cities exist where the flow of traffic was bound to stop: at the base of mountains or at their top, on the bend of rivers, on the shores of lakes or oceans, or – in the case of some of the most spectacular, such as Venice, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Bangkok, San Francisco, or Manhattan – in the midst of canals and lagoons, or on the tips of thin islands where any movement beyond is restricted in all directions.”

“Horror: Capital is inhuman.
Existential horror: Capital is hyperhuman.

Prices are set by demand. Demand is a function of values. Capitalism is aggregated human desire. A silent scream of want. When the screams resonate, it produces goods and services.”

“Classic prole-sentiments dynamic. Who dies in gang warfare? Not gated community kids, that’s for sure. Same thing behind gun laws: “What, you live near enough to crime that you have to defend yourself? Ewwww.””

“The normal human judges individuals by their race or creed, ideas by their speaker, artifacts by their vendor, and assumes the mightiest is always right.”

2018 May 04 ~ 12

“No matter how you slice it normies are the greatest plague upon mankind. Sure, some political systems will function better than others but a good chunk of the problems regarding the use of power is reducible to normieism. Even anarchists won’t be able to avoid their communes from degenerating into chimp-like social states where the cheiftan has obtained “power” through social prowess rather than pure merit.

When a machiavellian type climbs the ladder to become a leader of an organization this individual has likely obtained the position by wooing dumb normie cattle. An instance of this are cults and their leaders. People say that cultists are more intelligent but I suspect that the more intelligent cultists adhere to an ideology that is more focused on extremes of a given belief whereas the dumb cultists are part of cults that are focused on spiritual finding, self-help, and psychology. This is why cults like scientology and NXIVM target the actor demographic (hyper-normies) who have no sense of self-awareness or any higher level rational introspective ability to speak of so they will fall in line with a guru that could do it for them and give them an emotional anchor. Normies barely have any ability to rationalize their condition and surroundings so the world looks like a chaotic malevolent storm to them but they insist that they have influence on the state of affairs.

It follows that business hierarchies and politics works similarily albeit with some checks and balances from people who aren’t retarded. With regards to politics most people don’t hold political views, they are literally incoherent normie grunts based on personality types so any appeal to the person rather than the ideology has an advantage whenever you have majoritarian systems.

In some ways I find it hard to hate the psychopathic/narcissistic types because these people often don’t think too much themselves, they don’t really care, and are just in it for the ride and normies just hand them all the power because it makes the normie feel good inside when the psycho/narc tells them good things.

It think the solution to this is to either limit political franchise, appeal and lie to normies to get what you want, or obtain so much power that you can just crush them.”

“As part of their Wizard research, the Air Force had developed a formula that compared the cost of an ICBM to the ABM needed to shoot it down. The formula, later known as the cost-exchange ratio, could be expressed as a dollar figure; if the cost of the ICBM was less than that figure, the economic advantage was in favor of the offense – they could build more ICBMs for less money than the ABMs needed to shoot them down. A variety of scenarios demonstrated that it was almost always the case that the offense had the advantage. The Air Force ignored this inconvenient problem while they were still working on Wizard, but as soon as the Army was handed sole control of the ABM efforts, they immediately submitted it to McElroy.”

“Peer review just means like minded people agree with yoi

The truly good works of any field are made by people who don’t give a flying fuck about the rest of the field”

“Between banning Chinese and firing incels, Silicon Valley is going to empty out real fast.”

“The incel terrorism scare is like a dream come true for these stupid shallow fucking socialite whores because they now have a socially acceptable virtuous excuse for their purely superficial dismissal and outright contempt for any male who isn’t within the top 20% of looks and popularity. Many commentators have pointed out that the guy who did the van attack was actually “kinda” decent looking – certainly not ugly. But you see, that just makes it even better for them.

Before they had to make up these convuluted rationalizations about how even the guys in their matching bracket of attractiveness weren’t good enough for them. “Oh, he has a weird vibe”, “he’s creepy”, “he isn’t confident” or whatever the fuck. Now they can just point at those dangerous evil terrorist incels to convince themselves that anyone but the most handsome studs must be morally reprehensible and bad people by definition.”

“lmao that woman isn’t going to be designing anything – she’s a woman, after all”

“They will take her on as a lead designer to fulfill diversity quotas and make the other white and pajeet men work twice as hard to pick up her slack.”

>5 nanoseconds into the legal adulthood (18 years old) of a biological male without having had intercourse once.

“KILL HIM!! SHOOTING SQUAD QUICK!! GAS THE INCEL!!””

“There are but three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the warrior, and the poet. To know, to kill, and to create. The rest of mankind may be taxed and drudged, they are born for the stable, that is to say, to practise what they call professions.”

“truth doesnt exist. thats the thing. truth is a dumb dude who thinks hes entitled to something because he was nice. thats why when nietzsche asked what if truth is actually a woman, he was saying that the truth is not static, but it dances around, it is a fickle thing, a thing of many colors, a changing thing, and that because philosophers have sought truth like they have, by going directly to “the truth” and trying to analyze and rationalize, they have missed the heart of truth altogether. they dont know how to romance a woman, just like they dont know how to romance the truth. the truth is power. power itself is the truth. if a man says “fuck the truth, i am the fucking truth”, women are like, omg im wet. squirt. so basically truth is in reality a creative endeavor to be, a will to power. the story doesnt contain the truth inside, but it is the truth itself”

“Marriage is a prehistoric institution. It predates farming and therefore a State (or even a religion) can’t be necessary for marriage. It will re-appear momentarily, when the State stops persecuting it.”

“Myth: Galileo was persecuted by the Church because Xtianity hates teh science.

Fact: Galileo openly insulted the Pope in book form. When found guilty at his -third- heresy trial, his punishment was the horrifying ‘stop talking about that.’

Meanwhile, folk like Johannes Kepler made the exact same telescopic observations as Galileo, and managed not to get hauled into court by the Inquisition even once.”
alrenous

“Speaking of heresy, I have a good one for a story:

The setting is God and the Devil got tired of pussy-footing around and are testing it directly by force of arms over the Earth.

Then the Nothing from Neverending story shows up and seems set to devour them both.”

“If you make adults do pointless work, it is considered torture. E.g. if you make someone dig a ditch with a shovel, and fill it back up right in front of them with a bulldozer, it’s obviously intentional humiliation.

This is how I know Western civilization despises children or at least holds them in utter contempt. Non-humans.

Everyone knows you don’t learn anything in school. You forget it all over the summer. The work is pointless. It is industrial scale humiliation torture.”

“It holds everyone in contempt.

Everyone knows what’s going on with school because it’s simple and with ditches because it’s physical. But put them in an office, with middle-management on one side and “poor people are just lazy” on the other, and people will defend their masters.”

“No one is owed sex and it’s not society’s fault that some people don’t have it”

“Sex is part of the social contract that motivates men to cooperate with a society, follow its rules, preserve it from invaders, and not to invade it themselves.”

“Work is only endurable when purposefully sacrificial, and to rob it of sacrificial purpose is to turn it into slavery.

When everyone’s working out of duty, everyone’s winning (in a way); when everyone’s playing life to win, almost everyone’s losing, and working for the winners.

No intelligent person can feel their labour dignified solely by the chance to partake in a rigged game. A man without great prospects can endure drudgery nobly to feed his family, serve his community, and do his duty to his nation; nobody can do it just for a chance at ‘success’.”

“All this incel malarkey just illustrates that for many women, it’s not enough to just not fuck you and leave it at that. No, if they don’t want to fuck you, you shouldn’t even exist. And that’s not just a passive sentiment but an extremely active one. And if they can’t rub you out they have to rub it in. It’s solipsism and self-centeredness (and malice) to an almost unimaginable degree. Another object lesson in why women have historically never been in charge (and had better never be…)”

“say
who do women think they’re entitled to sex with?
maybe we should ask”

“Sexual selection is the driving force behind cultural creation and human regulation.Therefore, the breakdown between the sexes and the deterioration of consciousness (into neuroticism) is essentially one in the same.”

“We must picture hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives with the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment.”

“The present you see today was planned and prepared a long time ago and the future you will see tomorrow is being planned and prepared today.”

“Technology: when someone is trying to kill you, flee or fight back.

In the modern world, this is apparently lost technology. The new hotness is outraged posts on twitter & facebook.”

“Maybe because I’ve been living outside of the US for almost 4 years now, but it seems the English language is becoming more and more incomprehensible. And why are so many people using nouns as verbs?”

“Railways are conservative, in Britain especially, because we invented them and they are ideally suited to our landscape. They are conservative because they help to conserve the countryside, and because they are, when well run, a disciplined service requiring loyalty and dedication from their workers, not unlike the armed forces. They are conservative because they can be made to rely on national sources of energy, since electricity can be produced by nuclear reactors, coal or even waves. They are conservative because, by giving a centre to towns and cities, they promote cohesion and discourage shapeless ribbon development and the atomisation of society which follows when everyone relies on the car for transport.

Car,s on the other hand, encourage globalism in culture and economics, force us into dependency on oil states and therefore influence our foreign policy in unconservative directions, radically reshape cities and countryside, marginalise the old who cannot afford to run them, break up established communities by their greed for land and by the way in which modern roads act as impassable barriers.

And I won’t even go into the problems of air travel, and the way in which this is subsidised and encouraged at the expense of railways.”

“Articles about how American decline has been exaggerated tend to prove the opposite. America shouldn’t be “just okay”; it’s the wealthiest country in history, people should be saying, “whoa, holy shit, did you see America?”

“Hey man, America isn’t so bad, communities are learning to cope with the opium epidemic, immigration, while divisive, hasn’t led to explosive violence, and, while national politics remains toxic, local politics is seeing a new lease of life.”

“WE USED TO GO TO THE MOON!””

“Almost all of our ills stem from a disregard of natural boundaries: urban sprawl, pollution, traffic congestion, obesity, etc. Likewise, almost all “progressive” thought are methods to fix this by ‘overcoming’ even further boundaries and by asking the government to step in.”

“Everything in modern society has been crafted as shackles for you as a workhorse for them. Both the commies and the capitalists are two pieces of bread in a jewish sandwich of atomizing people and turning them into economic units as slave to the economy and not the economy as servant of nation, reducing the role of family, and increasing production and consumption to unsustainable ends. They want you as laborer, not as spiritual being with a sum greater than its parts, especially when united as a greater family (nation). […]

It worked pretty similarly to indentured servitude if the person was unable to pay their debts on time. If they defaulted on the debts, the (((banks))) would offer the resident farmer/rancher the option to stay on the land and work it off, giving a percentage of the production to the banks meanwhile, which was an early form of debt slavery and interest. So they would get the full value of the land plus what had been paid to them already, plus interest.

What ended up happening is the banks owned way the fuck too much land in fertile regions and people were forced to enter into unsustainable contracts as the land was scarce by now, or hope to find work on a large homestead. Either way, the (((bankers))) were living better than kings and controlled nearly everything with zero net returns to the people. They, or foreign agents, could then leverage local satraps to rebel or cut ties with the empire when those municipalities were needed in times of war to change the outcome.

Guess what? Same fucking thing happening in the modern world.”

>STDs in L.A. County are skyrocketing. Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame

As I was walking down the street I loudly yelled the N word and everyone within earshot immediately contracted aids.”

“When women are let loose to do as they please, away from the influence of men, they have not come up with a cornucopia of great inventions and discoveries. Instead they have aborted tens of millions of infants, blamed all their problems on men, voted leftists into office, become excessively promiscuous, gotten worthless college degrees and demanded equally worthless amek-work jobs, believed that wealth falls like manna from Heaven, come to believe marriage is temporary, destroyed children’s lives through easy divorce and single parenthood… and rationalized every bit of it.”

“Women are largely incapable of receiving criticism, men learn to do so, with practice and difficultly, only by threat of violence, by brothers, a father, or the tribe at large.”

“Life is like a box of chocolates: A cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that nobody ever asks for.”

“The thing about incels isn’t that they can’t get laid. It’s that they dare to protest about it.

[…] the problem that normies have with incels is not that they are losers for not getting laid. The problem is that they organize, that they gave themselves a name. That they have class-consciousness of a sort. Liberal states have “freedom of association” in their constitutions as a relic of the time they were fighting the old monarchies which wouldn’t give it to them. And they wouldn’t give it to them because “associations” are a hidden-in-sight form of political conspiracy, and any state which wants to survive doesn’t admit political conspiracies. Try to gather 50 people in public in China and see how long it takes for police to ask what the hell you’re doing.

Of course liberal states, i.e. Western states have freedom of association as a symbol of their revolution against the old order; but they aren’t stupid. They don’t really allow freedom of association. Ask Roosh what happened when he tried to organize a meetup of right-wingish PUAs. Ask any club or association of size that denies access to women; or accepts only white men. The liberal state understands that only white men are potentially disloyal, and so any association of white men is illegal de facto.”

“[A] shortcut to understand Bioleninism is “a coalition of people who don’t want high school jocks to rule the world”. Which is the natural state of mankind, for better or worse. I wasn’t a high school jock, but as a white man I’d rather they rule than the girls rule, so I am not Bioleninist. For the more awkward nerds in class though, they probably prefer the girls rule, out of some extremely misguided hope that the girls will be somewhat nicer to them. That’s the vibe I get from Scott Alexander.

Or maybe it’s just that nerds are awkward, know they are powerless, and so tend to obey whoever is in power, and since Bioleninism advanced after the 1960s nerds have just bent the knee and dropped to the floor and kissed the feet of Women and Africans and Muslims and whoever the fuck they’re told to kiss. That’s the vibe I get from Scott Aaronson.”

“You might have heard about “women in tech”; i.e. women trying to get nerds out of tech. Nerds protest. “We were here first! We built this from scratch!”. Yeah whatever. There’s money to be made, so women want in. Then they saw nerds there, and they can’t help their instincts. Nerds must go. Women just won’t live close to them; the same way humans don’t like living close to snakes or rats. That getting rid of the nerds would destroy the whole ecosystem is secondary. When tech collapses after women chase the nerds away, women will just migrate to somewhere else, as if nothing had happened.”

“Well, what is best in life for women? What do women do when they have all the power? What is the female equivalent of Gengis Khan. We are finding out lately. It includes, obviously, complete privileges in every area of life for women. These two recent tweets were very illuminating. One complains that 19% of journalists killed were women. The other that 1 in 4 homeless are women.

Well, say cucks, that means 81% of journalists killed were men! And 75% of homeless were men! What the hell are women complaining about? Well obviously they complain that there is even a single women being victimized, when it should be 0! When an Englishmen said that 10% of victims at something in colonial India were Englishmen, he was right to complain. We fucking rule this place, why should even a single of us have a rough time? That’s what Indians are for. Well that’s how women think. We are women; why should a single women have trouble? That’s what men are for! There is no irony in this. It is only the cold logic of power.”

“A PUA is a man who pretends he has what a woman pretends she does not want.”

“Robin Hanson got screeching calls to lock him up when he suggested that men with no access to women perhaps have good reason for being upset. Seems to me he doesn’t understand how hypergamy works. He was accused of promoting rape and slavery. Which he denied of course, but feminists had a point.
Women want hypergamy.

For a woman to sleep with a man below the top 20% is by definition not consensual sex. It is thus rape. For a woman to work for or live with a man below the top 20% is by definition not consensual work. It is thus slavery. This is no joke.

“‘Jocks’ and ‘nerds’ are degenerated moderns. Thucydides for example wasn’t a ‘jock’ – he was a warrior, philosopher, and man of action. A ‘jock’ is a cretin who has no inner life and who values games and material trappings of victory in superfluous games over anything else. The historical fascimile of a jock would be a dimwitted gladiator who cares for nothing other than wine, gold, the favor of women, and shouts of approval from plebes when he kills opponents in staged spectacles. A general of arms has nothing in common with such a man.

Similarly, a ‘nerd’ is a managerial technocrat who is incapable of thinking in terms of total systems as he is stubbornly oblivious to nuance and non-utilitarian measures of value. A nerd can only exist in a technological state that places a premium on specialization and quantity – Aquinas, for example, had nothing in common with the modern nerd; the ‘nerd’ is best exemplified by Robert MacNamara or Bill Gates. Nerds are enemies of philosophy, not its stewards.”

“Why have men acquiesced so much in giving women the upper hand in society’s institutions? It falls to men to create society (because women almost never create large organizations or cultural systems). It seems foolish and self-defeating for men then to meekly surrender advantageous treatment in all these institutions to women. Moreover, despite many individual exceptions, in general and on average men work harder at their jobs in these institutions than women, thereby enabling men to rise to the top ranks. As a result, women continue to earn less money and have lower status than men, which paradoxically is interpreted to mean that women’s preferential treatment should be continued and possibly increased (see review of much evidence in Baumeister 2010). Modern society is not far from embracing explicit policies of “equal pay for less work,” as one of us recently proposed. Regardless of that prospect, it appears that preferential treatment of women throughout the workforce is likely to be fairly permanent. Because of women’s lesser motivation and ambition, they will likely never equal men in achievement, and their lesser attainment is politically taken as evidence of the need to continue and possibly increase preferential treatment for them.”

“Today most schools, universities, corporations, scientific organizations, governments, and many other institutions have explicit policies to protect and promote women. It is standard practice to hire or promote a woman ahead of an equally qualified man. Most large organizations have policies and watchdogs that safeguard women’s interests and ensure that women gain preferential treatment over men. Parallel policies or structures to protect men’s interests are largely nonexistent and in many cases are explicitly prohibited. Legal scholars, for example, point out that any major new law is carefully scrutinized by feminist legal scholars who quickly criticize any aspect that could be problematic or disadvantageous to women, and so all new laws are women-friendly. Nobody looks out for men, and so the structural changes favoring women and disadvantaging men have accelerated (Baumeister and Vohs 2004).”

“All of this is a bit ironic, in historical context. The large institutions have almost all been created by men. The notion that women were deliberately oppressed by being excluded from these institutions requires an artful, selective, and motivated way of looking at them. Even today, the women’s movement has been a story of women demanding places and preferential treatment in the organizational and institutional structures that men create, rather than women creating organizations and institutions themselves. Almost certainly, this reflects one of the basic motivational differences between men and women, which is that female sociality is focused heavily on one-to-one relationships, whereas male sociality extends to larger groups networks of shallower relationships (e.g., Baumeister and Sommer 1997; Baumeister 2010). Crudely put, women hardly ever create large organizations or social systems. That fact can explain most of the history of gender relations, in which the gender near equality of prehistorical societies was gradually replaced by progressive inequality—not because men banded together to oppress women, but because cultural progress arose from the men’s sphere with its large networks of shallow relationships, while the women’s sphere remained stagnant because its social structure emphasized intense one-to-one relationships to the near exclusion of all else (see Baumeister 2010). All over the world and throughout history (and prehistory), the contribution of large groups of women to cultural progress has been vanishingly small.” In fact, large groups of women–unless checked by male authority–tend to ruin vital institutions: as happened in academia, as it were.”

“Great writers are most valuable to other great writers, for whom they are generative. What does it matter to a great writer if there won’t be a Nobel Prize this year? Do great writers mete out prizes? No! Do great writers want to be on committees of any kind? No! All that is for the usual mediocre hangers-on.”

“Today awards in the arts are generally determined by the herd-like political judgments of “intellectual women”–so that an award is likely to be a bad eminence.”

“It seems to me that no open boarders advocate has ever asked himself: What is a country? What is it for?”

“Most women aren’t exactly super dedicated atrractive ambitious gym afficionados. The average woman is average, just like the average guy is, and anybody making justifications for why an average guy shouldn’t feel entitled to an average girl is just engaging in a stockholm-esque rationalization of this fundamentally sick society”

“It’s like they want you to take a selfie of your dick in some bitches mouth before you’re allowed to disagree and when you do they’re like “just do x” and when you show them 1000 example so people who did x they say “do y” and so until until there’s this never ending treadmill of reasons its 100% the incels fault and 0% any other force in the known or unknown universe and they go “idk how but it must be their fault””

“Of course throwing words like “totalitarianism” around means little, and it’s not like this broad knows what totalitarianism is about, being a “sociologist” her job is not to read books. She’s a political commissar, and as such her work does have value. Japanese education indeed has been moving right in the recent years. A couple decades, perhaps. And that is worrying if you work for the Left. It’s her job to worry about losing power. Well, it’s everyone’s job. I can’t think of any human trait more universal than worrying about losing power.”

“It is of paramount importance to dispel the fiction that the Left and Right are both equal forces, armies fighting for their respective causes which are different in content but generally equivalent in size and culture. No, that’s not how it works. There are no causes. There is only power. The Left is where the people who want (more) power flock to, and their ideas are contingent to that ultimate purpose. The Right are the people who do not want more power, either because they have some already or because they’re just not into it. Risk-averse, perhaps. Whatever ideas people in the Right believe in are contingent to that ultimate purpose. To put it in military terms. Doctrines change. Strategies change. Weapons change. But the basic nature of war is universal.”

“China historically has had no issue with wiping out Muslims when needed.”

“Come on man! Don’t you know that while there is life, there is hope? I understand your disdain for death by a thousand cuts and the honor in a quick death, but still. Is it really that bad? The Japanese have made giant, sudden leaps many times in their history (600 A.D., 1600 AD, 1857, 1945). I’m sure they have some gas left in their tank for one more. I would never count the Japanese out.

If there is someone richly deserving of your contempt, it is the Hindus and their long drawn out slow decline starting with the first Islamic invasion in 668 A.D. That coupled with their stubborn refusal to learn about the nature of Islam, their endless virtue signaling culminating in the deification of Gandhi should win them the Darwin awards for every year starting now. If there is anyone who should seriously contemplate Sepukku and/or all-or-nothing-brinkmanship, it is them.”

“For the Hindus you will forgive me but I have no strong feelings one way or the other. With the Japanese though I have lived many many years.

Look at Japan: all its wealth its just due to its access to American markets, and that is all due to redgov lobbying. Once the American empire in the Pacific dies, and it will die at some point; Japan is then just some island in the edge of Asia with no resources and no plausible way of defending itself.

Japan cannot be independent, one way or the other. It’s choice is to subject itself to a decaying and increasingly evil US, or to a rising but rather vindictive and still poor China. And it must take this choice while undergoing the worst demographic crisis of any nation in modern history.

It is that bad. Modernity has destroyed many, many, many nations. Japan just got lucky and delayed some decades, but the time has come.

The day Americans stop buying Toyotas, the Japanese starve. It is that simple.”

“Also, hitting the gym sounds like a “taking charge of your life” solution to a group of people whose core belief is “others should change instead of myself”. If these people actually did something proactive, then they wouldn’t likely be incels in the first place.”

“lol no literally thousands of these people have spent years in the gym getting in better shape than anyone I know. Now those people are called fitcels because they’re in amazing shape and it did absolutely nothing for their success with women.

[…] I remember one where this guy dropped down to 2% body fat and was winning swimming competitions, got promoted and was making $85,000 a year, bought a house and a nice car, and talked to something like 4,000 women and didn’t even get a single date because his face was 4 out of 10.

HE JUST DIDN’T DO ‘X’

(replace x with whatever justification lets you pretend it’s their fault)”

“Dude, my face is a 5 all day long, my body is laughable (even when in shape) I’m
Not an incel. So how ISNT it their fault?”

“Sounds like you guys have all the answers. You figure it out.”

“Why are we talking about red pill crap here anyway? You got a girlfriend and a well paying job. Better to stay away from ‘incels’ and their negativity.”

“Just because I’m doing well doesn’t mean there aren’t millions of people being deprived of necessary human relationships by a sick hookup culture that encourages women to whore around until they’re used up unweddable spinsters and encourages men to sink into video games and depression instead of raising a family until they’re 40 year old incels.

Not sure if you know this but millions of unwed men and women living their whole lives in depression and psychosis is how entire civilizations collapse into the ground in a single generation.”

“China during the Mao years was distinctly nonchalant about their old war rival, and it’s reported that in 1972, when the Japanese prime minister Tanaka Kakuei went to Beijing and apologized about the war, Mao laughed heartily and said that, on the contrary, the Chinese people are grateful, as without the Japanese invasion, the communists would have never won power. However, after the riots of Tiananmen, the government decided that leftist indoctrination of the youth was counterproductive in the new capitalist environment, and decided to change the fuel of asabiyyah to a nationalist myth based on the Great Victory against Japan. Since the 1990s, all history textbooks have been rewritten to focus on the great Communist Party which deserves power not because of the great profits from agricultural collectivization achieved with Mao’s leadership, but because the Communist Party defeated the evil Japanese Devils. This had the double benefit of leaving open the possibility of rapport with the Kuomintang in Taiwan. The foundation myth of the Communist Party stopped being their victory against the evil capitalists of Chiang Kai-Shek, and became a people’s romance where two friendly factions of noble Chinese fought the foreign invader, and then tragically were deceived by foreign imperialism into fighting each other.”

“The more ‘cynical’ I grow, the more ‘naive’ I feel. Experience of disillusionment leaves me feeling agoraphobic before life, like a child terrified before the vastness and obscurity of the ocean.”

“Gives me the opposite.

“Wow people are so stupid and wrong about everything”
=
“This flimsy-ass thing by logic is, by empirical definitions, robust. This means anything I do that’s half mediocre will automatically be adamant and I can be confident in any and all my endeavors.”

> I went back to a man who hit me. I’m still thinking about why.

I’m still thinking about (what I’d say my friends to justify my decision that doesn’t mention my tingles) why”

“SpaceX is in the space business; they view R&D as a cost center. Boeing is in the government-contracting business; they view R&D as a profit center. A huge, fundamental difference in approach.”

“Worth remembering Airbnb has made a big push to get owners to adopt the instant booking feature on account of so many of them being racist”

“Google Assistant making calls pretending to be human not only without disclosing that it’s a bot, but adding “ummm” and “aaah” to deceive the human on the other end with the room cheering it… horrifying. Silicon Valley is ethically lost, rudderless and has not learned a thing.

That the many in Google did not erupt in utter panic and disgust at the first suggestion of this… is incredible to me. What of Google’s famed discussion boards? What are you all discussing if not this?!?! This is horrible and so obviously wrong. SO OBVIOUSLY WRONG. *headdesk*”

>go to low class restaurant and people tell you to tip because the waitstaff is underpaid
>go to high class restaurant and they include tip in your bill anyways under “gratuity”
nice meme”

>Idle talk or fierce competition? FSU research finds women use gossip as weapon against romantic rivals

“Research finds” what poets have been representing for thousands of years: that women–who, unlike men, rarely have much to gain from forthright evil–use gossip, cunning and dissimulation to pursue their ends.”

“Social science. The discovery of the obvious by esoteric means”

“This is also why feminist ideology, which presumes the primacy of feminine over masculine characteristics, assumes that anyone speaking has some kind of ulterior motive of political power.

At the extreme end you get ‘mathematics are sexist’ and other hogwash. Because social gaming is something women are better wired for and more active in. Men often discuss ideas JUST TO discuss ideas.”

“It IS revealing that feminists are so silent about women’s relations with women.”

“Thats historically though, before females largely entered the work force, and before we were able to keep old people healthy and in working shape well beyond 65 years old. Unfortunately now that we ahve females in the work force, and the elderly working well beyond the point of retirement, our work force numbers SHOULD be much higher than historical averages.

But, they arent. They’re barely above historical averages, even when we have a lower birth rate than in the past (ie: fewer young ones who cant/shouldnt work yet) and an elderly population that can still work (ie: more older people who can still work). And an even bigger problem on top of that, is that regular full employment isnt enough anymore to sustain the average home or the typical “nuclear family” model by a long shot. Which leads to a reduction in what would be “stay at home moms” as well, as many are forced to work as well to make ends meet and be able to have any money to put away for savings if they can even manage that.

It doesnt matter that the historical averages are, because so much has changed in the last 30-40 years. With things as they ARE, we SHOULD see 70-80% of the population in the work force. But we dont, we see barely over half and well under 2/3rds.

Which is really the problem when you get to the heart of it. Our economies and societies as humans just arent built, or will ever be built, to sustain both men and women, as well as the elderly, all being in the work force at once. Theres just not going to be enough space to ever accomplish that, because of the fact you’re going to have mega-chains that always show up and are able to do lots of work with less labor and keep high output levels to provide consumer goods to everyone, which means you arent going to see every little town able to sustain itself through small businesses.

Those small businesses keep having to become more and more specialized in order to find a market. And theres not enough room for THAT either.

Its a problem without a solution right now. And its GOING to eventually lead to an economic collapse of the west.”

“Until recently the major source of production was labor. It is egalitarian in that almost everyone is born capable of labor. Technological innovation and invention have reduced the amount of human labor necessary for production. Human muscle power was replaced first by animal and now by machine. Machines today far exceed the human capacity for strength, dexterity, endurance, accuracy and precision. The missing piece in the doom of the value of human labor is AI.

It’s not skynet you need to worry about it’s that when AI truly arrives it will make human labor worthless.”

“The only two explanations I can think of are that the Air Force wants a Cas platform that can keep up with prompt Global strike policies (basically a light supersonic AC130)

OR

Boeing got mad when Trump canceled there sale of 30 Regional jumbo Jets to Iran and the defense department scrambled to come up with some stupid make work program to justify sending them 20 billion dollars”

“Just because there’s a patent doesn’t mean they’re gonna manufacture or even prototype it”

“Just because they’re never going to build it doesn’t mean the DoD won’t give them $20 billion to develop it”

“I remember there was a honeymoon period where he tried to do all his campaign promises via executive order in like the first two weeks. I think the guy literally didnt know what he was getting himself in to and now he’s just running on autopilot with all the poison they put in his diet coke”

“Dad, why do dogs look so different?”
“Because of their breed, son.”
“Why are some so big and some so small?”
“Their genes, of course.”
“And why are some clever and others not?”
“Um, purely economic factors.”

“Ironically, democracy -does- prevent war between nuclear powers. Due to the bureaucrat supremacy model, the guys allowed into the ‘in case of nuclear war’ sub-mountain bunker don’t have any power, and the ones with the power to declare the war aren’t allowed in.”

“Marxist class conflict.

Marx was correct that the elite classes, which he was born into, largely shares interests with each other. Prole classes are indeed more similar to each other than to elites…however, not similar enough. They cannot get along.

I always remember it as elites being able to handle the abstract similarities, while the proles get hung up on the concrete disparities, such as flags, food, and courtesies.

However, even if they didn’t get hung up, proles genuinely want locals to win and the distant to lose, simply because the locals are closer.”

“Defensive technology is essentially a way to avoid responsibility for inciting attacks. In other words, defence is irresponsible (and left wing).”

“The probability of entering and remaining in an intellectually elite profession such as Physician, Judge, Professor, Scientist, Corporate Executive, etc. increases with IQ to about 133. It then falls about 1/3 by 140. By 150 IQ the probability has fallen by 97%! In other words, a significant percentage of people with IQs over 140 are being systematically and, most likely inappropriately, excluded from the population that addresses the biggest problems of our time or who are responsible for assuring the efficient operation of social, scientific, political and economic institutions.

“Over an extensive range of studies and with remarkable consistency, from Physicians to Professors to CEOs, the mean IQ of intellectually elite professions is about 125 and the standard deviation is about 6.5. For example, Gibson and Light found that 148 members of the Cambridge University faculty had a mean IQ of 126 with a standard deviation of 6.3. The highest score was 139.”

“From a theoretical standpoint, democratic meritocracies should evolve five IQ defined ‘castes’, The Leaders, The Advisors, The Followers, The Clueless and The Excluded. These castes are natural in that they are the result of how people of different intellectual abilities relate to one another. This is based on research done by Leta Hollingworth in the 1930’s and the more recent work of D.K. Simonton.”

“Leta Hollingworth studied profoundly gifted children. She reported them as having IQs of 180+, which was a R16 score. As such, on today’s tests this equates to 159+. Her conclusion was that when IQ differences are greater than 30 points, leader/follower relationships will break down or will not form. It establishes an absolute limit to the intellectual gulf between leader and followers.””

“Garth Zietsman has said, referring to people with D15IQs over 152, ‘A common experience with people in this category or higher is that they are not wanted – the masses (including the professional classes) find them an affront of some sort.’ While true, it is more likely a symptom than a cause of the exclusion. We need to understand why they are an affront.

I can tell him that. People who work very hard and spend years in order to climb to what they regard as the pinnacle of achievement actively resent those who can simply leap up to the peak. And because their knowledge is hard won, they tend to cling to it much more tenaciously than the more intelligent individual who is no more tied to one piece of information than the next. What makes it worse is that they cannot fathom that the more intelligent individuals do not think like they do.”

“In my experience, the 150 IQ individual does not resent the individual with the 160 or the 175 IQ, and this may be because being above 145, we all tend to engage in similar thought processes, albeit with different capabilities. The 135 IQ individual dislikes and fears the 150+ individuals, while the 115 IQ individual either doesn’t believe the 150+ individuals exist or blithely insists that they are crazy.

“While fundamentally a continuum, the epistemic competence hierarchy can be divided into ranks, by taking an arbitrary point as the origin.

Everyone in a lower rank is called an idiot. Anyone in a rank more than one higher is also called an idiot.

In both cases the rank produces conclusions contradictory to the reference point, and the reasoning behind them seems incomprehensible. At first glance they are impossible to distinguish – and almost nobody looks a second time.”

“Kind of insensitive to call the third world population boom an “ecological catastrophe””

“Oh no

Bad feelings might happen

Better throw away civilization”

“Interesting how the alt-left and the alt-right were equally furious about a drag queen performing at a free speech event.

Almost like they both have something in common – ruthless intolerance.”

“The alt-left: “We will kill all White people!”
The alt-right: “White people should be allowed to live.”
Paul Joseph Watson: “They’re exactly the same!””

“I used to think I had no will to power. Now I perceive that I vented it on thoughts, rather than people. Conquering an unknown province of knowledge. Getting the better of a problem. Forcing ideas to associate or come apart. Bullying recalcitrant words to assume a certain pattern. All the fun of being a dictator without any risks and responsibilities.”

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a small Jewish man shrieking “How dare you!” – forever.”

“[I]t would be so much cheaper, safer, healthier and easier to wait until the baby comes out before murdering him.

But then it would be more obvious what a terrible thing it is you are doing and nobody wants to know the stuff they do is terrible.”

“I am into some fairly kinky stuff, but somehow, sticking a knife in a pregnant woman’s vagina…. yeah, that crosses some sort of line. The sort of line that when you cross it, noone will ever lover and anyone who does ought be disdained.”

“I haven’t thought too much about abortion but assuming the premise it’s always seemed like the obvious move to me. All this nonsense about vacuums and guns and clotheshangers seems like a nonsensical way to go about destroying the existence of a fetus. Just get it out of the womb first and what does it matter if it’s vacuumed or incinerated or whatever afterwards?

Pretty decent example of how it’s just women wanting to eat their cake and having it too. Can’t commit to actually solving a problem / efficiently achieving an objective.”

“what do you see as the premise?”

“”Assuming the premise” I meant just “assuming that abortion is a justifiable goal” i.e. “avoiding the whole is abortion right or wrong debate”. If their goal is to abort the fetus then they should do it in the safest most efficient manner possible. As you note though, that’s clearly not their goal.”

“There are few things that the liberal media hates more than seeing whites and blacks getting along with each other. Unless of course, the white and black people in question are agreeing with each other about how evil white people are or are having mixed children together, then the news coverage and accolades are unending.”

“Looking back at the Bolshevik Revolution, we can see now that the Enlightenment for two hundred years before – all the critics of religion in the eighteenth century, all the republicans, all the secularists of the nineteenth century in agony over “the social problem,” all the “emancipators” of women – resemble nothing so much as a group of innocent and foolish children, playing with their canoes in some quiet shallows, a mile upstream Niagara. In the shallows they had proved themselves to be so strong, and no one had come to serious harm: why should they not try the deeper water?”

“Dogs can be trained to do quite complex tasks. She’s not as dumb as a dog. However, in a democracy, folk like this demand ‘human dignity’ but still have to be trained like dogs.

Result: they cannot be trained and cannot find productive work.”

“Japan carmakers are basically what feed, clothe and house the whole country.

That won’t stop 2 female journos from agitating to wreck it in order to gain status points in their American company.

If this isn’t high treason I don’t know what is.”

“Exercise is important for health, and everyone should exercise.

But if you’re trying to lose weight, food is going to be 90% of the battle.

“Eat less, move more” is ineffective nonsense for weight loss. And if it is so ineffective, why do we hear it so much? We hear that partly because it’s in the vested interest of certain groups to get that message out. Which groups? Food and beverage companies, the fitness industry, and mainstream medicine.

Food and beverage companies – Big Food – want us to believe that eating less and moving more will help weight loss because it absolves them of all blame. They’ve made a lot of effort to create addictive, highly profitable junk food that makes people fat and they want to continue. Big Food wants the gravy train to keep rolling. If it turned out that their industrial food engineering and manufacturing helped make everyone fat, there would be consequences – and less profit. Big Food has spent millions in advertising to tell people that eating a “balanced diet” (which includes their products) and exercise are how to lose weight. The fitness industry – gyms, magazines and websites, clothing, trainers – also want you to believe that exercise, not food, is the key to weight loss.

Most people use their products and services to lose weight.

Finally, mainstream medicine has little to offer for weight loss. It has stood by idly while the country has become fat and diabetic. By promoting “eat less, move more”, mainstream medicine can readily shift the blame to *you*.

It’s your fault you got fat (they say) because we’ve been telling you how to do it but you’re too lazy to act on it.”

“The seed of decay is perhaps the fact that the earlier pieces are basically porn. Yes, the Pentagon probably does kill soldiers on the regular to fellate its own ego. What can all or almost all Atlantic readers do about it? Buttfuck all. It’s high-quality porn, but… Sexual pornography assists the viewer in imagining they’re having sex. Coercion pornography assists the viewer in imagining they are a governor for a large territory. IMO the latter is a far more degenerate vice.”

“The Christian deity:

  • demands blood for appeasement (Lev. 16), and offers material gain in exchange for foreskins(Genesis 17:9-14)
  • has body parts (in Exodus 33:23 he shows Moses his ass)
  • has a name, Jealous (Exodus 34:14)
  • has temper tantrums, and experiences states of anger and jealousy, showing that he fears loss (not very godlike) (too many verses to list here)
  • is bested by Chemosh (2 Kings 3:26-27) on one occasion, and is unable to overcome men armed with iron on another (Judges 1:19)
  • He made Ezekiel cook food using human shit in exchange for magic assistance (Ezekiel 4:12)
  • When he isn’t being carried around by the Jews in a box (Joshua 6: 1-12), he travels in a pillar of smoke or fire (Porphyry said evil Daimones have cylindrical vehicles, pillars are cylindrical)
  • He also instructs Moses employ usury against Gentiles (but not other Jews) in order to “deliver all nations into your possession” (Deut. 23:20)

Yhvh is a Genie. Christians worship a blood-thirsty genie whose name is Jealous and who offers the world to the Jews in exchange for their foreskins.”

“Evidently we’ve worn out our usefulness to the faith and are to be replaced with the teeming throngs of third-world faithful. Faithful who wouldn’t even exist had we not brought the religion to them at great cost in blood and treasure.

As a universalist religion with its holy places far from Europe or her colonies, this sense of human interchangeability is understandable. It doesn’t make it excusable though. They taught us to see our ancestors as foreigners and foreigners as our kin. They tore down the wonders of our classical era in an ISIL-style orgy of iconoclastic barbarism, then claimed its achievements for their faith without batting an eyelid. When we felled our forests to build tall ships and conquered the four corners of the earth they rode on our backs like bloodsucking bugs, sinking their fangs into the primitive peoples whose land we conquered and compelling us to ‘civilise them’ at our (and their) expense.

Yet now, in our hour of greatest weakness, they either join our enemies in tearing us down or look on indifferently as we are destroyed. Without us they would be nothing yet they show us only contempt.”

2018 Apr 23 ~ May 03

“She calls herself a king and is praised by everyone as such, yet she says that she “laments” it? How can I possibly keep a straight face!?”

“Saber. Surely you aren’t saying that you spurn the very marks you left on history?”

“I am! Why are you puzzled? Why do you laugh? The country that gave me my blade, the country I offered my life to, was destroyed. Why is it strange that I’d lament that?”

“Did you hear that Rider? The things this little girl who calls herself King of Knights is saying? “The country I offered my life to”, she says!”

“How is that funny at all?! A king should make any sacrifice to ensure his country’s prosperity.”

“No.

The king does not sacrifice anything.

It is the country and the people that sacrifice themselves for the king.

Absolutely not the other way around.”

“Those are the words of a tyrant!”

“Exactly. We are heroes because we are tyrants. However Saber, if a king regrets his rule or its conclusion, that king is nothing but a fool. Worse than a tyrant.”

“Iskander, your reign ended with your heirs slain, and your empire dissolved into three parts. You have no regrets about how it ended?”

“None. If the end was brought about by my decisions and the way my subjects lived, then I will accept its destruction as inevitable. I shall grieve. And I shall weep. But I shall never regret.”

“You…”

“Let alone undo it! Such a foolish act would only mock all who fought with me to build my empire!”

“Only brute warriors find glory in destruction! Of what worth is a king who fails to protect the powerless? A just rule, with just laws… those are the true duties of a king!”

“So you, the king, are a slave to what is just?”

“I don’t mind. A king would willingly die for his ideals.”

“That’s not how a person should live.”

“If I rule a country as its king, I cannot hope to live as a person. King of Conquerers, you could never understand, as you seek the Grail merely for your own benefit. You, who became a ruler only to satisfy your endless greed!”

“A king without greed is even worse than a figurehead!

Saber. You said you would die for your ideals. In life, you must have been a pure and honest saint. A noble and inviolable figure, certainly. But who on earth admires the martyr’s thorny path?

Who dreams of such a life?

A king… must be greedier, laugh louder, and be more furious than everyone else. He must exemplify the extreme of all things, good and evil. That is exactly why his subjects envy and adore him. Why the flame of wanting to be like the king can burn in the hearts of every civilian.

Proud King of Knights, the righteousness and ideals you bore may have saved your country once. But I’m sure you know what happened to those who were constantly and only saved. You saved your subjects, but you never led them. You never showed them what a king should be. You abandoned your men when they lost their way. Alone and untroubled, you followed your own pretty little ideals.

Thus, you are no true king.

You are but a little girl, bound by the false idol of a king who serves others but not himself.”


“A comprehensive review of 31 years of data from 830 mid-size to large U.S. workplaces found that the kind of diversity training exercises offered at most firms were followed by a 7.5 percent drop in the number of women in management. The number of black, female managers fell by 10 percent, and the number of black men in top positions fell by 12 percent. Similar effects were seen for Latinos and Asians.”

“Things work thanks to a handful of people; the rest operates by situational imitation, narrow mimicry, and semi-conscious role-playing.”

*Right wingers get purged from social media*

Conservatives: “Well, they’re private companies they can do whatever they want.”

*Two black men kicked out of a Starbucks for trespassing and harassing employees*

Left: Gigantic nuclear explosion of journalists, social media, and professional protestors

This is why the Right always loses.”

“LGBT: “Can you believe they use to electroshock gay people to make them straight.”

*Injects 8 year old with hormones”

“The Left’s strategy of sweeping black conservatism under the rug, and of pretending that blacks unanimously converge on Left-wing opinions, can’t continue forever”

“Blacks are at least 90% on the left. I’m afraid yes, you can ignore 10% of people forever.”

“Smiling is a class indicator – that is, not doing a lot of it. On the street, you’ll notice that prole women smile more, and smile wider, than those of the middle and upper classes. They like showing off their pretty dentures, for one thing, and for another, they’re enmeshed in the “have a nice day” culture and are busy effusing a defensive optimism much of the time.”

“”War is politics by other means” gets it just about 100% backwards”

“this is like fucking n1gg3rs keeping hyenas and tigers as pets”

“It’s actually worse since pits aren’t feral wild animals they are a domestic breed literally bred to be as unpredictably violent as possible”

“daily reminder feeding pigeons and wild ducks when visiting the lake with your family is illegal in most Western countries but meanwhile these orcish hellspawn canine abominations are seen as acceptable to roam freely”

“What an insane clownish idea. Missiles are just smaller purpose-built aircraft. In order to enact such preposterous “preventions” Iran could literally not be allowed anything resembling modern manifacturing. Any engines, airfoil, etc? Potential missile program.”

>engines, airfoil
you’re thinking smalltime

we’re talking about things like access to steel and electricity…”

“The world has spent ~$900 billion (in today’s dollars) in aid to Africa since 1960, according to the OECD.

After World War II, the U.S. gave $110 billion (today’s dollars) which completely rebuilt Western Europe from the ruins.

We’ve given Africa 8 Marshall Plans. And for what?”

“The economic source of power and prestige is not income primarily, but the ownership of capital goods (including patents, good will, and professional reputation). Such ownership should be distinguished from the possession of consumers’ goods, which is an index rather than a cause of social standing.””

“Ever notice the US only invades nations that couldn’t possibly resist? You pay taxes to the global equivalent of Butch, the schoolyard bully.”

“white people think they invented everything besides germs and crime”
“Nah we invented aids to deal with crime”

“Remember that the “University” system for this “liberal education” (trivium/quadrivium) was historically closely associated with, and supervised by, the Church.

Technical education was left to free thinkers.

Business =>Technology => Science,
far far far far more frequent than the reverse.

Problem is that academic, not practitioners, write the books.”

“Working for a degree makes you fragile – if you can’t find work, that’s it. Working to understand business makes you antifragile – every failure teaches you to work harder, smarter, to educate yourself, become resourceful, etc.”

“Think about it. Have you ever heard of a civilization where the concept of ‘marriage’ didn’t exist. I didn’t think so. Because marriage is at the very root of civilization. Civilization, a word derived from the root ‘civitas’ meaning city, denotes a high stage of social development and organization. The relation between civitas and civilization is not accidental. Advanced organization was only possible and due to the construction of first cities. Before agricultural revelation circa 10k BC, humans were indinstinguishable from animals. They were living in herds, in a state of nature, guided solely by their animalistic reproductive discipline in the face of a harsh Malthusian reality: that the growth of a poulation confined to a restricted area should be kept in check. Before marriage, the cost of child rearing was effectively socialized: the fathers of the children were not determined, and the entire tribe was responsible of taking care of the women and the children. After building the first cities and the invention of marriage, the cost of child bearing was privatized. This meant that if the married couple did not have the means to take care of their offspring, they were not going to reproduce like rats. This also meant that if a man wanted to leave a genetic legacy after him, he had to channel his energy toward production, benefiting the entire society. Thus Patriarch was born. Patriarchy is therefore simply civilzation. Without patriarchy, there is no production, no security, no organization, no society as we know it. Without patriarchy, there is no civilization. Did you ever notice how every invention, every monumental structure, every grand idea, every artifact of culture, every social innovation is the product of men?

That’s because patriarchy is a way of channeling men’s lust into productive endeavor. It promises guaranteed pussy in exchange for his labor. It thus harnesses beta male’s production by integrating them into the sexual market. When you think about it, the fact that the majority of our men are able to mate is very unnatural. In sexually dimorphic species, usually only the alpha males get to fuck pussy. But not under patriarchy. Under patriarchy, even the beta as fuck, hell even omega men get to marry. And so instead of idling, jerking off, playing video games, they channel their energy towards production. This ensures accumulation of capital. This is simply what civilization is.

Now, not that chastity, sanctity of marital vows and so on are just natural implications of the marriage technology. They ensure that the male has guarantees over his genetic reproductive success in return for his labor. That is how you harness male’s labor. WIthout those guarantees, he won’t commit, he won’t give up his labor so easily. Thus when you introduce degeneracy into society, males simply start opting out. That’s what we see today as NEETs, MGTOW and herbivore men. We’re at an advanced stage of civilization decay. The collapse is very near.

Anyway the ‘degeneracy = societal collapse’ trope we often see in religious scripture is real. It’s there for a reason. So, yeah, sexual liberation is really that bad.”

“The thing about the girls and the Alphas is, they don’t care. A Man planting his seed in a new ripe field everyday doesn’t care about whether or not he’s comfortable. Women in love with Alphas don’t care about anything else at all in life and record their own satisfaction moment to moment by how their Alpha makes them feel in that moment.

Civilization is a gift, from Betas to Betas. It’s an agreement made between Betas. We won’t go bandit. We won’t go pirate. We won’t rape every woman not being guarded. We won’t kill every man that looks at us wrong. We will, instead, look out for each other, including leaving each other’s chosen woman alone.

Women hate that. They don’t want to be paired off with a Beta, even if he is the smartest or the richest or the handsomest. All they want is an ALpha that stirs them up inside.

Women hate Betas. Ninety percent of men could die, and if they were the Betas (and lower), women not only wouldn’t care, they wouldn’t notice.

If we want to maintain this beautiful gift to the world known as Civilization, we need to acknowledge who it’s for. It’s for us. If you treat women as your equal, you give the gift of equality to someone who literally and without exaggeration doesn’t care whether you live or die, so long as she can still get some Alpha up in there. You can either acknowledge that, or you can watch our beautiful creation whither and die.

Fight. They aren’t your equals. This is for us.”

“The ones who truly love their traditions don’t take them too seriously. They march to get their heads shot off with a joke on their lips. And the reason is that they know they’re going to die for something intangible, something sprung from their fancy, half humor, half humbug. Or perhaps it’s a little more subtle. Perhaps hidden away in their fancy is that pride of the blueblood, who refuses to look foolish by fighting for an idea, and so he cloaks it with bugle calls that tug at the heart, with empty mottoes and useless gold trim, and allows himself the supreme delight of giving his life for an utter masquerade…The true Right is never so grim. That’s why the Left hates its guts, the way a hangman must hate the victim who laughs and jokes on his way to the gallows. The Left is a conflagration. It devours and consumes in deadly dull earnest.”

“This is a reminder again that cops arent your friends insofar as they wear that uniform they are tools of the state who will train their guns and batons on you at the drop of a hat”

“Cochella girl:
*puts pesticide-free flowers in hair*
*eats vegan beet salad*
*drinks raw celery kale juice*
*consumes mountain of cocaine*”

“So I hear Starbucks is closing for one day so its employees can get some training on right and wrong

Chick-Fil-A does that 52 times a year”

“it’s funny how normie-safe things to hate are bankers, lawyers, and politicians, but if you go one step further and say you hate jews of all sudden they get sensitive”

“The creation of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is more emblematic of the soul of America than, say, the moon landings or the allied victory in WW2.

If America could have obtained the technology to create ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ without having to first create the automobile, the nuclear reactor, the satellite, etc, it would have. Every innovation has just been a side effect of the psychic drive to create blockbuster movies.”

“When there’s no cops around, anything’s legal.”

“Anything is legal with cops around as long as you can outgun them.”

“All it took to bring the two Koreas together was a US president who didn’t know it was his job to keep them apart.”

“sexist article. you helpfully give symptoms of breast cancer, but not of prostate cancer.”

“greater chance of prostate than breast yet they only post
Signs and symptoms of breast.”

“The negotiations were a clash of cultures. The Israelis wanted to sign one contract that could be used for all future sales. They were hoping for a shopping bonanza. The problem was that the Chinese were not used to complicated contracts. At one point during the negotiations, for example, the Israelis insisted on including a force majeure clause in the contract. “What is that?” the Chinese asked. After the Israelis explained that it freed the sides of a breach of contract in the event of an unforeseen act of God, the Chinese answered plainly, “Well, there is no need for that since we don’t believe in God.””

“>in mexico to visit friends
>not my first rodeo, pickpockets beware
>cut hole in pocket, slip dick in hole
>take public transport, wait for my mark
>there he is, punk w/ sticky fingers
>make myself an easy mark, not too obvious
>few minutes later, kid tries to lift wallet, touches penis
>he knows it, i know it
>my face as he looks at me with disgust and he gets off the next stop
Mexico is a great place”

“If he comes to London, President Trump will experience an open and diverse city that has always chosen unity over division and hope over fear. He will also no doubt see that Londoners hold their liberal values of freedom of speech very dear.”

“You literally set up a multi-million pound “hate crime” unit that arrests people for mean tweets.”

“Reasons LGBT cafes should exist
– Non-sexualized spaces
– Inclusive so u don’t have to out urself
– No alcohol so younger ppl have full access
– I fukkin love chai lattes
– No pressure to find hook-ups, lookin at you my aro/ace pals
– No need to socialuze u can literally sit at a table and be gay all by ur self
Please make these a thing”

“>Space exclusive to a sexual orientation
>Non-sexualized space”

“>don’t have to out yourself
>accidentally do so by going there”

“So a normal cafe then?”

“I hate going to non lgbt cafes and constantly being sexually assaulted.”

“The study of history is the best medicine for a sick mind; for in history you have a record of the infinite variety of human experience plainly set out for all to see: and in that record you can find for yourself and your country both examples and warnings: fine things to take as models, base things, rotten through and through, to avoid.”

“He’s giving it light fucking smacks. Fucking idiot, kick it in the face hard.”

“he’s afraid how its gonna react because for all their pretensions about “MYYY PITBULL would never do such a thing” they know it’ll tear its owners hand off in a heartbeat”

“These people always secretly want their dog to kill something. That’s why they get these breeds. They always act like they want to stop it, but we know better.”

“you don’t think we should outlaw evil? what are you, someone who supports evil stuff or what?”

“the virgin ‘constructing a theory of human nature and then building a political platform which you intend to implement with the use of a complex interacting incentive structure’

versus

the Chad ‘bad things should be illegal'”

“the fact of the matter is that despite comprising 1.4% of the population, 33% of the supreme court is jewish. eight, throughout history, have been jewish.
the fact of the matter is that despite comprising 5.6% of the population, not ONCE has there EVER been an Asian supreme court justice.
there have been more jewish supreme court justices than there have been female supreme court justices. four justices have been female throughout history.
despite comprising 1.4% of the population, 8.4% of congress is jewish.
despite comprising 1.4% of the US population, twenty three US state governors have been jewish.
despite comprising 50.5% of the US population (notably, MORE than half), only 42 US state governors have been women.
despite there being 36 times more women than jews in the US, women represent less than 2 times the US state governors.
despite being 1.4% of the US population, 33% of billionaires were jewish in the year 2012.
globally, jews represent only 0.2% of the population. however (again globally), jews represent nearly 12% of the billionaires in the world.
there’s no question that historically, jews WERE oppressed.

so… can we stop pretending jews ARE oppressed? because they fucking aren’t.”

“why is being anti-white several orders of magnitude more socially acceptable than being anti-jewish despite jews being far more economically and societally privileged when taking their relative population size into account?
just because some asshole nearly a goddamned century ago made some very poor leadership choices, an entire subset of people is now, in the present day, immune to criticism?

I call bullshit.”

“Universal literacy leads inevitably to newspaper sensationalism, scientisim, and Harry Potter. The human race was better adapted for life when 99% were illiterate.”

“Literacy increases neither knowledge or wisdom if what’s read are newspapers and Harry Potter. Literacy has had the opposite effect – instead of common sense, people are educated in propaganda & fantasy.”

“Oral tradition. Literacy provides information overload to the underclass, opening the possibility to be weaponized”

“for 90% of people, more than just basic literacy is not just unnecessary but harmful. The plebs should have a simplified written language with 200 or 300 words and its own script that they can use to read the side of cereal boxes and shit like that, but all literacy has wrought, thanks to mass communication technology and the propaganda technique it allows for, is that every single thought in almost every single persons mind was put there by Jews, to their detriment, with malice aforethought”

“Progress? — It is true that, to-day, at least in all highly organised (typically “modern”) countries, nearly everybody can read and write. But what of that? To be able to read and write is an advantage — and a considerable one. But it is not a virtue. It is a tool and a weapon; a means to an end; a very useful thing, no doubt; but not an end in itself. The ultimate value of literacy depends upon the end to which it is used. And to what end, is it generally used to-day? It is used for convenience or for entertainment, by those who read; for some advertisement, or some objectionable propaganda, — for money-making or power-grabbing — by those who write; sometimes, of course, by both, for acquiring or spreading disinterested knowledge of the few things worth knowing; for finding expression of or giving expression to the few deep feelings that can lift a man to the awareness of things eternal, but not more often so than in the days in which one man out of ten thousand could understand the symbolism of the written word. Generally, to-day, the man or woman whom compulsory education has made “literate” uses writing to communicate personal matters to absent friends and relatives, to fill forms — one of the international occupations of modern civilised humanity — or to commit to memory little useful, but otherwise trifling things such as someone’s address or telephone number, or the date of some appointment with the hair-dresser or the dentist, or the list of clean clothes due from the laundry. He or she reads “to pass time” because, outside the hours of dreary work, mere thinking is no longer intense and interesting enough to serve that purpose.

[…] The real advantage of general literacy, if any, is to be sought elsewhere. It lies not in the better quality either of the exceptional men and women or of the literate millions, but rather in the fact that the latter are rapidly becoming intellectually more lazy and therefore more credulous than ever — and not less so; — more easily deceived, more liable to be led like sheep without even the shadow of a protest, provided the nonsense one wishes them to swallow be presented to them, in printed form and made to appear “scientific.” The higher the general level of literacy, the easier it is, for a government in control of the daily press, of the wireless and of the publishing business, — these almost irresistible modern means of action upon the mind — to keep the masses and the “intelligenzia” under its thumb, without them even suspecting it.

[…] Sincere thought, real free thought, ready, in the name of superhuman authority or of humble common sense, to question the basis of what is officially taught and generally accepted, is less and less likely to thrive. It is, we repeat, by far easier to enslave a literate people than an illiterate one, strange as this may seem at first sight. And the enslavement is more likely to be lasting. The real advantage of universal literacy is to tighten the grip of the governing power upon the foolish and conceited millions. That is probably why it is dinned into our heads, from babyhood onwards, that “literacy” is such a boon. Capacity to think for one’s self is, however, the real boon. And that always was and always will be the privilege of a minority, once recognised as a natural élite and respected. To-day, compulsory mass-education and an increasingly standardised literature for the consumption of “conditioned” brains — outstanding signs of “progress” — tend to reduce that minority to the smallest possible proportions; ultimately, to suppress it altogether. Is that what mankind wants? If so, mankind is loosing its raison d’être, and the sooner the end of this so-called “civilisation” the better.””

“[T]here’s a very good argument for Greco-Roman style literacy. Simplistic script/pictogram language with up to 1000 words or so for 90% of the population and higher language taught in due course of pursuing the higher education which demands that linguistic precision. This not only prevents ornate language from swaying the masses by mass distribution it also serves to prevent drift in more precise language- a necessity when conveying ideas across vast generational gaps.”

“Locks are meant to keep honest people honest.”

“The man of inner wealth wants nothing from outside but the negative gift of undisturbed leisure, to develop and mature his intellectual faculties, that is, to enjoy his wealth; in short, he wants permission to be himself, his whole life long, every day and every hour. If he is destined to impress the character of his mind upon a whole race, he has only one measure of happiness or unhappiness — to succeed or fail in perfecting his powers and completing his work.”

“The West has finally achieved the rights of man, and even excess, but man’s sense of responsibility to God and society has grown dimmer and dimmer. In the past decades, the legalistic selfishness of the Western approach to the world has reached its peak and the world has found itself in a harsh spiritual crisis and a political impasse. All the celebrated technological achievements of progress, including the conquest of outer space, do not redeem the twentieth century’s moral poverty, which no one could have imagined even as late as the nineteenth century.”

“The ability to genuinely and unconflictedly desire something more complicated than potato chips or chocolate is a real superpower. In fact most of us manage to feel conflicted even about chips and chocolate.”

“[A]lmost no human is capable of real empathy, and none of those humans can keep power.”

“Most humans are capable of real empathy, and a good percentage of leaders. They’re just trapped in incentive structures. Hate to contradict you but you’re being pessimistic to an unrealistic (and unhealthy) degree”

“I mean, they have empathy if you consider “imagine the other person is an exact clone of yourself” to be empathy. I consider it to be narcissism.

Also I consider it empathy when it actually drives behaviour. I have literally never seen someone alter their behaviour simply because someone else would find it unpleasant. Literally never.”

“By the way, Hillary is famously above the law. She’s a low-level functionary in the actual class that wins disputes over resource allocation.”

“I read once that common sense used to be an insult, commoner’s sense. As in (non-democracy) if the commoners can handle something, it probably isn’t any good.

In democracy, something is good if and only if the commoners can handle it.”

“Some tasks are never done well, because the time of those competent enough to do them well is too valuable.”

“Knowledge of the principles on which the institutions were built will inevitably fade, because the employees don’t need to understand these principles in order to complete their tasks. Understanding beyond what is needed to play your role is not necessarily penalized, but it certainly isn’t rewarded.

Over time, this incentive structure will result in a bureaucracy with no remaining understanding of the principles which generated it. Absent these models, it will be difficult to change the system or adapt the proceduralizations to better fit new contexts.

To make matters worse, the institutional stasis established by bureaucratic incentive structures and lack of principled knowledge will decay slightly over time. Systems of incentives often do not incentivize their own preservation. This fact results in a kind of erosion, as resources are extracted and minor things changed here and there at the expense of the institution’s functionality.”

“How can you revive a dead player? It only takes one great person to revive a dead player. That said, reviving a dead player is challenging — more challenging than reviving a dead tradition of knowledge. In order to revive a dead player, you have to displace an existing power structure. It is frequently easier to do this by conquering the existing power structure with outside, owned power, than by trying to transform the player from dead to alive from the inside. This is because a dead player, if it is an organization, may contain mechanisms that preclude insiders from gaining enough power to restructure it into a live player.”

“It is possible for a notable effect to be produced without understanding, for example by following a set of instructions. In practice, though, the production of notable effects requires actual understanding because effective action is too complex to be captured in instructions.”

“Western models are discredited: The Chinese have developed a state system run by a technocratic elite of highly educated bureaucrats under party control. This is China’s age-old imperial system in modern form. The attraction that western-style democracy and free-market capitalism may have exercised on this elite has now withered. They stressed the failure of western states to invest in their physical or human assets, the poor quality of many of their elected leaders and the instability of their economies. One participant added that “90 per cent of democracies created after the fall of the Soviet Union have now failed”. This risk is not to be run.”

“Only the man who has had to face despair is really convinced that he needs mercy. Those who do not want mercy never seek it. It is better to find God on the threshold of despair than to risk our lives in a complacency that has never felt the need of forgiveness. A life that is without problems may literally be more hopeless than one that always verges on despair.”

“All of post-WW2 mainstream intellectual reasoning has been focused around devising pedantic and dishonest pseudo logical reasons for why pattern recognition and consistently occuring correlations are not valid ways of finding knowledge”

“there are no such thing as universals, therefore every instance you see of this behaviour has no relation to any other instance”

“Everything is just fucking correlations. Sure the mass of an object correlates with the degree to which other masses are attracted to it, but can you PROVE that its actually the mass CAUSING the gravitational pull?

Correlations are all nice and all sweety but until you can literally show me a message by God carved into the quantum foam confirming that the correlation is causal I think you still gotta do your homework on how *REAL* science works.

Also I found this one star 12 billion light years away that doesnt seem to behave totally quite as your theory of gravity predicts. but who cares about skepticism and evidence when you can have your conspiracy theories mhh?”

“So in the end, what began as a dusty desert race dominated by scrappy, tech-savvy innovators could very well be won by…well, those same scrappy, tech-savvy innovators.”

>DARPA
>Stanford
>Google
>”scrappy”

“American” is a religion and I am not in it.”

“Monarchy can easily be debunked, but watch the faces, mark well the debunkers. These are men whose taproot in Eden has been cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach – men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire mere equality they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they will honour millionaires, athletes or film stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.”

“In China, a teacher wasn’t judged by how good his Kung Fu was. He was judged by how good his students’ Kung Fu was.”

“It is told of Rothschild that, seeing his fortune threatened by the Revolution of 1848, he hit upon the following stratagem: ‘I am quite willing to admit,’ said he, ‘that my fortune has been accumulated at the expense of others, but if it were divided to-morrow among the millions of Europe, the share of each would only amount to five shillings. Very well, then, I undertake to render to each his five shillings if he asks me for it.’

Having given due publicity to his promise, our millionaire proceeded as usual to stroll quietly through the streets of Frankfort. Three or four passers-by asked for their five shillings, which he disbursed with a sardonic smile. His stratagem succeeded, and the family of the millionaire is still in possession of its wealth.”

“Every male you absorb spermatazoa from becomes a living part of you for life.”

You tend to find that women who’ve had a lot of sexual partners demand that their current partner be a composite of all the best parts of their previous partners. Enjoy working that.”

“Indeed you can tell nobody believes in race more than a proggie. They talk about it all the time. Imagine an atheist making multiple tweets a day railing about leprechauns. They’ll joke about snake-handlers now and then but that’s it.”

“As their economic primacy waned, the British put great faith in what they called their ‘prestige’ – what we today call soft power – to offset the loss of more tangible strategic assets. Alas, they found it was not much help once the substance of wealth and power was gone.”

Expect talk of ‘soft power’ to increase in proportion to American decline.”

2018 Apr 22

“The Fremont Assembly factory which NUMMI took over was built by General Motors and operated by them from 1962 to 1982, when the Fremont employees were “considered the worst workforce in the automobile industry in the United States”, according to the United Auto Workers. Employees drank alcohol on the job, were frequently absent (enough so that the production line couldn’t be started), and even committed petty acts of sabotage […]

[…] in 1984, 85% of the troublesome GM workforce was rehired, with some sent to Japan to learn the Toyota Production System. Workers who made the transition identified the emphasis on quality and teamwork by Toyota management as what motivated a change in work ethic. Among the cultural changes were the same uniform, parking and cafeterias for all levels of employment in order to promote the team concept, and a no-layoff policy. Built-in process quality and employee suggestion programs for continual improvement were other changes. Consensus decision-making reached management level, in contrast with the old departmentalization.

By December 1984, the first car, a yellow Chevrolet Nova rolled off the assembly line. And almost right away, the NUMMI factory was producing cars at the same speed and with as few defects per 100 vehicles as those produced in Japan, with higher worker satisfaction.”


“Famous”, in Chinese and Japanese is written with two characters. Though different in each, the characters are:

“With”/”Has” and “Name”.

Famous is not “big name”. It is “has a name”.


“The story of this factory is a famous one among car people– it’s taught at business schools.”

“And they spent about two weeks, and they worked in a Toyota plant.”

“Hooked up at the hip with a counterpart in the Corolla plant– someone who did the exact same job you would be doing back in Fremont.”

“And they start to do the job, and they were pretty proud because they were building cars back in the United States, and they wanted to show they could do it within the time allotted, and they would usually get behind. And they would struggle, and they would try to catch up, and at some point, somebody would come over and say, do you want me to help? And that was a revelation, because nobody in the GM plant would ever ask to help. They would come yell at you because you got behind.”

“Really, we wanted to give them a chance to see and experience a different way of doing things. We wanted them to see the culture there, the way people work together to solve problems.”

“Then the biggest surprise was, when they had those problems, afterwards, somebody would come up to them and say, what are your ideas for improvement so we don’t have that problem again? […] They couldn’t believe that responsiveness.”

“I can’t remember anytime in my working life where anybody asked for my ideas to solve the problem. And they literally want to know, and when I tell them, they listen, and then suddenly, they disappear and somebody comes back with the tool that I just described– it’s built– and they say, “Try this.””

“Now when was the first time you ever pulled an andon cord?”

“1984.”

“Where did you do it?”

“In Japan.”

“Were you at all nervous, because you’d been taught for so many years never to stop the line?”

“Yeah. And it was really exciting.

What got me was the fact that they had a cross bolt, and they stopped the line to repair it. Ream the hole, put the bolt back in, instead of sending it on and putting all the other junk on top of it, so you have to take it off and repair it. And whoever puts it back isn’t skilled in putting trim back, so they’re going to mess that up.

That impressed me. Said, gee, that makes sense, fix it now so you don’t have to go through all this stuff. That’s when it dawned on me that we can do it– one bolt.

One bolt changed my attitude.”

“Maryann Keller, a long time car analyst, devotes a chapter to NUMMI in her book about the rise and fall of GM, Rude Awakening. After just three months, she says, the cars coming off the line were getting near perfect quality ratings. And just as important for GM were the cost savings. One study suggested, remarkably, it would probably take 50% more workers under the old system to build the same car.

Grievances and absenteeism plummeted, and lots of workers preferred the NUMMI teamwork system to the old combative one at GM.

Several told us they enjoyed coming to work for the first time.”

“Workers could only build cars as good as the parts they were given. At NUMMI, many of the parts came from Japan, and were really good. At Van Nuys, it was totally different.

The team concept stressed continuous improvement. If the team got a shipment of parts that didn’t fit, they were supposed to alert their bosses, who would then go to suppliers and engineers to fix the problem. All the departments in the company worked together.

But Ernie’s suppliers had never operated in a system like that. If he asked for fixes, they blew him off. And if he called Detroit and asked them to redesign a part that wasn’t working, they’d ask him why he was so special–

they didn’t have to change it for any other plant, why should they change it for him?”

“You had asked the question earlier, what’s different when you walk into the NUMMI plant? Well, you can see a lot of things different. But the one thing you don’t see is the system that supports the NUMMI plant. I don’t think, at that time, anybody understood the large nature of this system.

[…] You know, they never prohibited us from walking through the plant, understanding, even asking questions of some of their key people. I’ve often puzzled over that– why they did that. And I think they recognized, we were asking all the wrong questions. We didn’t understand this bigger picture thing.

All of our questions were focused on the floor, the assembly plant, what’s happening on the line. That’s not the real issue.

The issue is, how do you support that system with all the other functions that have to take place in the organization?”

“There was no vocabulary, even, to explain it. So I remember, one of the GM managers was ordered, from a very senior level– came from vice president– to make a GM plant look like NUMMI. And he said, “I want you to go there with cameras and take a picture of every square inch. And whatever you take a picture of, I want it to look like that in our plant. There should be no excuse for why we’re different than NUMMI, why our quality is lower, why our productivity isn’t as high, because you’re going to copy everything you see.”

Immediately, this guy knew that was crazy. We can’t copy employee motivation, we can’t copy good relationships between the union and management. That’s not something you can copy, and you can’t even take a photograph of it.”

“Well, one of the ironies of GM was that at the moment it went bankrupt, it was probably a better company than it had ever been. In the factories, they had really dramatically closed the productivity gap that they had had for many, many years. And on the new products, they have much better quality. So that the company that failed was actually doing better than it had ever done. But it was too late, and that’s really sort of hard to forgive– that if you take 30 years to figure it out, chances are you’re going to get run over.

And they got run over.”


“You were governed by a European country for so long. You should’ve learned how things work.”

“It wasn’t that long ago. Only 50 years. We celebrated independence just a few weeks ago.”

“Up til then you were under colonial rule. Experience should be passed on. Only that way can you develop. You went backwards instead of forwards. Look at your railways. High technology from the 1930s. We didn’t even have it in China back then. Look at the railroads in the mines. The cable lines are fucked up. I can’t bear to see that.

You neglected the things others had left you. What’s more, you completely destroyed them. It will take generations to put things right.

“If I have money I drink all night, no matter if I’m broke in the morning, I’ll drink water.”

It’s like that here.”


“While [The Machine That Changed The World] is THE classic book on lean production […] They give short-shrift to the real key.

The original researcher for this study was John Krafcik (he later became the President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America). In his own report of the data he pointed out that the skills and motivation of the work force has the greatest explanatory power of assembly plant performance.

Yet this is given remarkably little attention in this book. Had the authors look beyond the automobile assembly even as nearby as the turnaround at Harley Davidson this focus on people might have gotten much more attention. In the case of Harley, there was no way to miss that the key was the people in every factory floor function.

Get the people environment right, and everything else will sort itself out.”

“Sometimes reviews are made to help people find something that suits them better than the book in question.”


“This system was not without its critics both within and outside the plant. But no one disputed that workers preferred working at NUMMI to GM-Frmont. Moreover, my interviews at NUMMI with enthusiasts as well as critics associated with the People’s Caucus lead me to conclude that even the critics were generally in favor of the system. The criticisms were, with very few exceptions, directed at what workers saw as avoidable flaws of the system, not at the system itself.”

“Without denying the importance of several other factors that could help explain this apparent paradox of intense regimentation and high morale, my analysis will focus on three interrelated elements of an explanation.

First, I will suggest that Taylorist principles of “scientific job design” can be implemented either in despotic or in democratic ways, depending on whether the work standards are imposed or codeveloped by workers, with very different effects on performance and Morale. NUMMI’s approach to job design, I will argue, reflected a more democractic version of Talyorism, a version that sustained both performance improvement and worker morale.

Second, shifting the level of abstraction up a notch, I will extend this proposition to suggest that highly bureaucratic organizations characterized by high levels of standardization and formalization can design their procedures either to enforce the compliance of a work force assumed to be irresponsible and recalcitrant or, alternatively, to encourage learning on the part of a work force assumed to share a common goal of production efficency and quality. I argue that NUMMI had a learning orientation to the design of its bureaurcracy, and that this approach, too, contributed to performance and morale.

Third, I suggest that NUMMI’s perfrormance and mroale were sustained by the combination of these learning-oriented characteristics of the organization’s “formal” systems with the distinctive characteristics of its “informal” organization – its culture, the fabric of trust between workers and mangers, and the balance of power between labor and management.

While a single case can neither prove nor disprove a theory, my analysis of NUMMI suggests that this combination of democratic Taylorism, learning bureaucracy, and cooperative culture contributed to NUMMI’s exceptional performance and morale.”


“”Words mean whatever people use them to mean”:

This means that the least important thing is the word,
the more important thing is the usage,
and the most important thing is the people.”


“There’s no question in my mind but that the commitment to no layoffs and the ability of managers to operate on a day-to-day basis in a way that supports this underlying philosophy are absolutely crucial to our success. Team members know that when they contribute ideas for more effective operations they are not jeopardizing anyone’s job. And that’s fundamental, since they know more than any manager or industrial engineer about how to improve our efficiency and competitiveness.”

“We plan to move heaven and earth to adhere to NUMMI’s no-layoff policy. Before anyone got laid off, everyone from top to bottom would take pay cuts, we would take on work like security and janitorial tasks that are currently done by outside contractors – and there’s about 200 relatively unskilled outside contractors – and we would probably try to put workers into sales. The idea is the workers and managers take an equal dose of hardships. If drastic measures like those aren’t enough, then at least the workers would see that NUMMI has done all it could to preserve their jobs.”

“Nova sales were sluggish. NUMMI had still not reached its breakeven point even in 1991. Industry observers were critical of GM’s marketing effort. Amongst other problems, “no va” means “it doesn’t go” in Spanish. As a result, the assembly line was slowed down in June 1986 and several times in 1987. Even though NUMMI was operating at only 58.6% of its production capacity in 1988, management fulfilled its pledge and did not lay anyone off. Team members displaced from direct production jobs were given training or put on other assignments around the plant, most frequently in “kaizen” (continuous improvement) teams.”

“NUMMI’s strategy was also reflected in its organizational structure. There was only one classification for Division 1 personnel, as opposed to over 80 in the GM-Fremont contract. The number of skilled trades classifications had also been reduced from 18 to 2 – general maintenance and tool-and-die.”

“NUMMI’s stamping operation scrap rate is 0.2 percent versus a typical 3 or 4 percent in a GM plant.

Part of the reason is that NUMMI is the only stamping plant in the world in which everybody is allowed to do repairs. And you’ll notice that there are no repair areas in the stamping department. That’s totally different from what you’d see in an American plant where faulty parts are reparied by a special group. At NUMMI, we repair all the parts as they come off the line. We don’t have inspectors on the production line. Although we have nine people who perform periodic inspections, we want to build a culture where inspection is everybody’s job.”

“Japanese managers are really smart and cool under fire – I’ve never seen a Japanese manager get excited. On the other hand, an American manager will cuss you out at the drop of a hat!

The Japanese managers also take their jobs a lot more seriously.

For example: I had oil dripping from above my station and onto my head for over a year and our American management did nothing about it even though I complained regularly.

One day a Japanese visitor walked by and I pointed out the leak to him. About 1/2 hour later he came back with a few workers to lay down some canvas to catch the dripping. The next day, more people came by and blocked the leak with a metal plate, sealing the leak for good. That’s what I call results!”

“The change from the Fremont plant conditions has been enormous. Absenteeism is down from 20-25% to 3-4%. When Fremont closed, they had over 700 grievances outstanding. NUMMI has had a total of 30 grievances with only one still pending. […]

One measure of how well NUMMI is doing is participation in the suggestion program. We’ve got about 50% participation rate – which is just phenomenal.

But then again, Toyota’s rate is about 100%.”

“We have monthly department meetings of all team members. Typically, I give the teams the same report I give our managers.

We first discuss the previous month’s sales of the Nova and FX; next we discuss plant safety and encourage people to remain vigilant. Then we talk about quality as reported to us by GM’s quarterly quality control audit. Next we go into job attendance – right now, we’re on target for our 95% objective (and that 5% includes vacations).

Then we’ll discuss the suggestion rate and report back on the status of employee suggestions. We then give some data on line performance that month, die change times per shift, scrap, and energy costs.

The remainder of the meeting is opened for general questions – and the questions often put me on the hot seat.

At the end we often spend some time discussing the status of the various kaizen teams.”

“In most other plants I’ve worked in, the issue is not coming up with employee suggestions – workers always have lots of interesting ideas on how things can be done better. The real problem is that the maintenance and engineering people never give workers’ suggestions a high enough priority, which means that worker suggestions don’t get implemented.

In stamping, we’ve had some fantastic kaizen efforst. We’ve got a team working right now on reducing our downtime ratio on the presses. It’s amazing to see these workers doing statistical analysis of two hundred or three hundred downtime incidents. Some of these guys didn’t finish high school. They’ve been auto workers for thirty years and no one ever gave them any training before. Now they’re putting together Pareto charts. One team member told me recently that he had to do literally a hundred graphs before he managed to get one right – no one had ever taught him to do a graph. He was so proud of what he’d done. So was I – his group has done a damn good analysis and they’re coming up with some great improvement ideas.”

“Holman highlighted the reliance of the standardized work methodology on cooperative interdepartmental relations:

“With standardized work, the team tries to solve its own problems, and if we can’t work it out, then we have engineers and managers we can turn to. In the old system, if you tried to make a suggestion, it was just a brick wall. Now the system is really a support system, instead of an authority system. You make a suggestion and the next day the engineer is down there working with you on how to implement it. So people actually feel good about working here.”

The contrast with traditional job design practice, the province [of] the Industrial Engineer at GM, was dramatic. Borton characterized the difference in tehse terms:

“Let’s face it – traditional Industrial Engineering methods never had really good results. Industrial Engineers aren’t close enough to the work to know what is going on right there on the line. From the worker’s point of view, the IE will dump more work unless you beat him at his game. “Winning” means slowing down to make the job look harder than it is, especially if an IE is watching.”

The workers’ view of this contrast was instructive. Ted Holman, a Team Leader in the body shop, argued this way:

“I don’t think IEs are dumb. They’re just ignorant. Anyone can watch someone else doing a job and come up with improvement suggestions that sound good. But they don’t usually take into acocunt all the little things that explain why, from the worker’s point of view, they couldn’t work. And it’s even easier to come up with the ideal procedure if you don’t even bother to watch the worker at work, but just do it from your office, on paper. Almost anything can look good that way. Even when we do our own analysis in our teams, some of the silliest ideas can slip through before we try it out.

There’s a lot of things that entire into a good job design. Little things can make a big difference, like how high or low the stock is placed or how the tools are organized or where the hoses are. The person actually doing the job is the only one who can see all those factors. And in the U.S., engineers have never had to work on the floor – not like in Japan. So they don’t know what they don’t know.

In the typical U.S. plant, you never even saw the IE – they stayed in their cozy offices upstairs. They never talked to workers about how to improve their jobs.

Today, we drive the process, and if we need their help, the engineer is there the next day to work on it with us.”

Smith put this contrast in a broader perspective:

“In most plants, management assumes the “divine right” to design jobs as they see fit. And in the U.S. auto industry, workers have historically agreed to that in exchange for higher wages. Maangement was willing to pay a ton of money to the workers to preserve its prerogative.

But in practice, the old way of setting standards was just ridiculous. An Industrial Engineer would shut himself away in an isolated office and consider how long it took for somebody to twist their wrist and move their arm in such and such a way, and calculate from some manual and try that way to come up with a task dwesign. The IE would take this “properly” designed job to the foreman. The foreman would not his head, but then said “screw you” to the IE’s back and redesigned the task to his own liking. Then he’d take his task design to the worker and said “Do it this way or you’re out.” The worker would not but would pull the same trick on the foreman. In the end, the job got done however the worker could. When the boss walked by, the worker might pretend to do the job the way the foreman had told him. Everbody involved knew this was oging on but no one cared to do anything about it.

Multiply that game by the number of shifts and the number of different people involved and you’ve got a process you can’t control. You can’t build a quality car like that. You can’t even go back and improve the process, because the IE lives in dream world, doesn’t have a clue how the job is actually done, and doesn’t have any impact. The foreman’s impact is also zip. Nobody talks to the worker even though he’s the one guy who can do something about the problem. Nobody wants to listen to him. That’s basically how most of the auto industry operates even today.

So you can see why standardized work is so revolutionary.

And why most IEs are pretty uncomfortable with it!”

“There is little doubt that workers at NUMMI worked harder than they did at GM-Fremont. Standard IE times at GM-Fremont were set so as to occupy the experienced worker approximately 45 seconds out of a hypothetical cycle time of 60 seconds. NUMMI’s norm is closer to 57 seconds out of 60. Management’s point of view was expressed by Convis in these terms:

It is tough to sell working harder to the work force. As a manager, the first thing to understand is that you can’t fool the workers. You’ve got to respect their intelligence by being straight with them. You just have to be very straightforward about the fact that everyone’s job security depends on working both smarter and harder. But you’ve also got to change a lot of environmental factors before workers will buy that argument.

For example, here at NUMMI, you almost never see staff people standing in the aisles. The onoly people you see in the aisles at NUMMI are materials delivering people. And even then, they’re moving pretty fast – materials isn’t the easy job it usually is in other plants. That sends a subtle but powerful message – that we’re all in this together, managers and wokers alike. Things like a single parking lot for everyone including executives and a single lunch rom reinforce this “togetherness” idea.”

“The great thing about standardized work is that if everyone is doing the job the same way, and we run into a problem, say a quality problem, we can easily identify where it’s coming from and fix it. If everyone is doing the job however they feel like, you can’t even begin any serious problem solving.”

“The average worker is definitely busier at NUMMI than he was at Fremont. That’s the point of the NUMMI production system and the way it ties together standardized work, no inventories, and no quality defects. The work teams at NUMMI aren’t like the autonomous teams you read about in other plants. Here, we’re not autonomous because we’re all tied together really tightly. But it’s not like we’re just getting squeezed to work harder, because it’s us, the workers, that are making the whole thing work – we’re the ones that make the standardized work and the kaizen suggestions. We run the plant – and if it’s not running right, we stop it.

At GM-Fremont, we only ran our own little jobs. We’d work really fast to build up a stock cushion so we could take a break for a few minutes to smoke a cigarette or chat with a buddy. That kind of “hurry up and wait” game made work really tiring. There was material and finished parts all over the damn place and half of it was defective anyways.

Being consistently busy without being hassled like that and without being overworked takes a lot of the pain out of the job. You work harder at NUMMI, but I swear it, you go home at the end of the day feeling less tired – and feeling a hell of a lot better about yourself!”

“There are people here that will tell you they hate this place.

All I say is: actions speak louder than words.

If people were disgruntled, there’s no way that we’d be building the highest quality vehicle. You wouldn’t have a plant that’s this clean. You would still have the drug problems we had before. You would still have all the yelling and screaming. You can’t force all that. And try this: go into any of the bathrooms, and you’ll see there’s no graffiti. If people have a problem with their manager, they don’t have to tell him on the bathroom wall. They can tell him to his face. And the boss’s first words will be: “Why?”

Something’s happened here at NUMMI. When I was a GM, I remember a few years ago I got an award from my foreman for coming to work a full 40 hours a week. A certificate! At NUMMI, I’ve had perfect attendance for two years.”

“One thing I really like about the Toyota style is that they’ll put in a machine to save you from bending down. The Toyota philosophy is that the worker should use the machine and not vice versa. Not like some of these plants your ead about where it’s automation for automation’s sake.

I visited a plant a while back – they had robot sealer guns but they also had workers who had to check that the robots had done it right and to redo it manually when the robots screwed up. It would be fine if the robots worked perfectly – and the engineers always seem to imagine they will. But they don’t and so the worker ends up being used by the machine.

At NUMMI, we just put in a robot for installing the spare tire – that really helps the worker, ebcause it was always a hell of a tiring job. It took a while, and we had to raise it in the safety meetings and argue about it and then do some kaizen. But they knew. They understood. And they came through. Same thing with installing batteries – they put in a machine to help the worker do a better job. That would never happen at GM-Fremont – you never saw automation simply to help the worker.”

“The Union is essential because power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The idea that in a plant everything can always be peaches and cream is unrealistic, and so you need checks and balances. No matter how good things get at NUMMI, managers are human, and workers need a union to act as a check against management’s power. So we still have to police things like fairness, discipline, promotions, and transfers. Even with things like safety, where everyone knows how important it is, there are still some managers who put production before safety […]

We’ve learned that you don’t have to have a thousand contract clauses if management makes a real commitment. Just look at the pages and pages in the old Fremont contract on safety and working conditions – things like when the toilets get cleaned and when the floor gets swept. And the plant was still filthy. Cooperation doesn’t come from the contract – it has to come from the heart.

Now when I try to explain that concept to old UAW buddies from other plants – especially guys that I fought with against the International’s 1982 concessionary contract – they figure that I’m forced to say all this stuff because they shut our plant down and I had no choice. They figure that going along with the team concept and all the rest was just the price we had to pay to get our jobs back. I explain to them that the plant is cleaner, it’s safer, we’ve got more say on important issues, and we have a real opportunity to build our strength as a union. I explain to them that our members can broaden their understanding of the manufacturing system and build their self-esteem, and that the training we’ve gotten in manufacturing, problem solving, quality, and so on can help them reach their full potential and get more out of their lives. I explain to them that in a system like this workers have got a chance to make a real contribution to society – we don’t have to let managers do all the thinking. But these guys just don’t see it. Maybe it’s because they haven’t personally experienced the way NUMMI works. Whatever the reason, they just see it all as weakening the union.

Someone like Irving Bluestone probably understands what we’re doing. He had the idea a long time ago: if the worker has the right to vote for the President of the United States, he ought to have the right to participate in decisions on the shop floor. Maybe he was just too early.”


“I tell this to the lefties at the brotherhood association too, look, I’m not talking politics here, I’m talking what actually happened.

GM was lousy. Drinking on the job, sex with hookers in the parking lot, cars were shit. NUMMI comes in, hires the same people, but suddenly they’re making the best cars anyone can find. If they went out and hired completely different people then maybe there’s an argument there. But it was basically all the same people. Something like 90% of them were rehired.

Red China was garbage. Mao dies, Deng Xiaoping gets in charge, suddenly things start turning around. It’s the same Chinese people. They didn’t go anywhere. They didn’t get replaced by foreigners. Why did they start doing better than before?

It’s a matter of having the right concept.”


It occurs to me now that I probably had a very different expectation from the average of what work conditions – and thus life philosophy – are acceptable to begin with because I’ve heard the song of NUMMI since before I could speak.

For my dad, it was probably “a great place to work”.

For me, it was “this is what the baseline should look like.”

2018 Apr 09 ~ 22

“I want to address something that I’ve kept in the dark for too long. I am Lily, I am 14 years old and in 9th grade. I was taken advantage of by a 21-year-old player for the Overwatch League. He abused his power as a player to coerce me into sending him nude pictures and engaging in explicit facetime activities.

I have an account on Twitter with the purpose of posting Overwatch League content to support my favorite teams. One day out of the blue, I was followed by one of the players for Boston Uprising, DreamKazper. It caught me off guard but I was flattered, so I dmed him thanking him for the follow. He continued to strike up conversations, which made me feel special that an Overwatch League player actually wanted to talk to me.

During one of the first conversations, he offered to buy me a PC copy of Overwatch. I thought it was strange he was offering to spend money on me, but I was still in shock it was all happening. I accepted and we played together, sometimes with some teammates of his.

Early into the friendship, I had told Kaz I was only 14. I had figured it would have drove him away, but he continued to have interest in talking to me which I didn’t mind. Over the first few days we talked, he progressively got more and more flirty. Complimenting my appearance, and making sexual innuendos that I shrugged off at the time.

As time progressed, it became apparent that we were more than friends. Things started getting sexual very quickly. I had recently gotten out of a relationship and was incredibly vulnerable. The attention he was giving me had blinded me from seeing that what was happening was wrong.

He followed a few of my mutuals at the time and we have a group chat that we added him to. He brought the same sexual comments over into the group chat, knowing most of us were underage. He would continually joke about having my friends nudes, watching porn, and even told the story of him losing his virginity. The group chat has thousands of messages so I could not scroll back up enough to find his texts on it.

Very quickly things escalated between us and I was given his phone number and Snapchat. On Snapchat things disappear quickly, so we would engage in sexual conversations that lead to me sending him a total of two explicit images. He would send me shirtless pictures of him in his boxers on Snapchat, but on Facetime everything was exposed. I obviously cannot show that proof, but the things he has said in screenshots seems to backup my claim. I have proof that we facetimed, the screenshot has a few numbers ”

“When I was 14 I was smart enough not to click on the “Fuck local MILFs in your area!” Ads and I was smart enough not to send dick pics to 30 year old predators. Are you telling me she wasn’t smart enough to not send nudes? I fucking doubt that”

“Na nigga, she smart enough TO do that, now she’s e-famous and will spin this into making money so she never has to work.”

>it’s a white guy
not surprised”

“white (hispanic)”

“Maybe in America it is”

“Not even in Mexican standards he is white, he is what we call Prieto.”

>spic has a gf
>spic finds an underage roastie
>spic falls for the jailbait
>they webcammed (she wore thigh highs, knee socks, lingerie)
>spic finds another underage roastie
>first underage roastie gets mad she’s being cheated on, EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD A BF THIS ENTIRE TIME
>first underage roastie incites twitter drama and takes “muh victim” lessons
>spics gf notices he started complimenting her again after roasties left him
>now ex-gf has a panic attack and blames herself for the pedo

TL:DR woman are succubi that will cheat on you, but feast on your soul should you dare cheat on them”

>4 weeks ago Fortnite was just another game ripping off the success of PUBG
>2 weeks ago is the first time I’ve ever heard his dude’s name
>everyone in the world watches him play some shitty game and gives him money

I swear once you get chosen, you just become one of those twitch streamers who just thank people for money for a living. I’m willing to bet this dude ain’t charismatic or funny or even good at the game. But he deserves billions of dollars. Wtf”

“[…] 99% of e-celebs are interchangeable bland faggots, which is why they get replaced constantly by the next big thing. I will never understand why or how they get big in the first place.”

>I will never understand why or how they get big in the first place.
It’s probably some jewish guy at the top pressing a button”

“He’s not playing vidya he’s putting on a performance.

You seriously think this cunt wakes up every single day and is like “YEAH I CAN’T WAIT TO HAVE THIRTY THOUSAND 12 YEAR OLDS SPAMMING A CHATROOM WITH CUSTOMIZED EMOTICONS SO FAST THAT THE CHAT IS LITERALLY INCOMPREHENSIBLE”?

Nah. He’s a clown. A dancing monkey. He laughs and claps his hands because that’s what the audience wants, not because he’s actually having a good time.

Matter of fact I’d bet my bottom dollar this dude probably scarfs down Xanax like tic-tacs.”

>YouTube and Twitch’s systems reward low quality content at a constant stream
>People cater to the system to get more money than they’ll ever need to retire for life

I can’t blame them for doing what they do, I’d do it too if I could, imagine making literally hundreds of times more than a working class person by playing games for a few hours a day”

>its 18 for a fucking reason.

Actually, the average age of consent in the world is 14, my brainwashed friend.

Did you know the age of consent was raised to 18 in America by feminist groups? That’s not a conspiracy theory, you can freely look it up, they take credit for it. The only thing they won’t honestly tell you is the reason. It’s because old women (the majority of women) don’t want to compete with young, sexually attractive women”

“dont forget she facetimed and snapped him while nude and all that shit too. also in one of her messages she flat out says she would love to date an owl player, etc, etc. this was all planned from her. the fact that people dont think a 14 year old is capable of being a sociopath blows my mind. what age do they think serial killers turned into psycho and sociopaths? 22? no it starts young.”

“i live in russia, 28 years old
i can go to a cosplay con every day (yes there is that many) and pick up a 16 y/o weeb girl if i wish
i have done this several times and no one got traumatized
many girls come for this reason, to look for older men. because daddy issues are common as most men die young (40-60) for vodka

anyway, not sure what’s happening in america because it seems like sex is gonna get banned there
then you can only fuck yourself”

>be whore
>only 14 but learning whore ways
>try to lure mildly “famous” incel social incompetents to try your jailbait vag
>get annoyed when a popular one doesn’t want to chase your tail anymore
>out him and blame him for everything
They’re both to blame but she’s not a hero. It’s fucking hilarious how she’s going to be unscathed after all this and he could go to prison.”

“This is yet another example of why Adachi was right /v/.
If you don’t want your life ruined, don’t interact with women unless you have some means to destroy their life as well in retaliation.”

>14 year old had a boyfriend
>14 year old girl posted naked photos of herself “out of the shower” on twitter
>girl tells guy that she’s buying panties, lingerie, etc. etc. without him asking
>girl tells guy that she loves him and knows its wrong
>guy agrees
>”so were not gonna snapchat anymore?”

The girl is a fucking evil thot. The guys a pedo, but the girl is just as bad. She sent nudes herself. She could have said no. She already was posting half naked photos of herself on twitter.”

>14 year old girl posted naked photos of herself “out of the shower” on twitter
huh? really? why hasnt anyone reported that”

>sperg has no friends and ends up girlfriending an underage chick
>sperg gets popular with the e-sports meme
>underage chick acts like she was manipulated to ruin his life
Gee, you just have to wonder what causes spergs to hate women”

“I don’t know why /v/ autists are so triggered by this, big name athletes who play any regular sport wouldn’t get away with sleeping with underage girls or doing racist shit. It’s no different with e-sports.”

>big name athletes who play any regular sport wouldn’t get away with sleeping with underage girls or doing racist shit
you’re kidding right”

“Why does the [Fighting Game Community] have a disproportionate amount of MtF transwomen?”

“videogames turn men into women”


“Israel needs to explain why it does not attack ISIS and Al-Qaeda-affiliate groups in Syria, and why both of these Islamist/Wahhabist terrorist groups do not attack the Israeli state. Furthermore, the Israelis need to explain why they great wounded ISIS and Al-Qaeda fighters.”

“Karen Pierce, Britain’s ambassador to the UN, tells Russia that “Karl Marx would be turning in his grave” to see their support for Syria and blocking of CW investigation.”

“Anerican culture when you take away the history and experience of the white settler stock and the black slaves is essentially today just soulless, empty, anti national consumerism based on denial of any higher principles. So entering into america now without the historical experience or old culture..youve got the makings of a perfect jewish supersoldier of sjw-ism”

“When I found out that the majority of blacks would voluntarily give up their citizenship in new world countries in exchange for slavery reparations, I was convinced that HBD and the 80IQ was real”

“U.S. ambassador to NATO Kay Hutchinson has told Sky News Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is guilty of genocide following alleged chemical attack in Douma”

“More people were burnt alive in Waco by the US government than were killed in this attack where there is no proof Assad committed it”

“Assume Assad used chlorine gas. Is it worth starting a war? Overthrowing Assad results in chaos. Thousands die. We might see genocide of one of the last Christian communities in the Mideast. Does it make us safer? Region more stable? How’d regime change in Iraq & Libya end up?”

>Israel strikes T4 SAA base
>Russian planes target US warships
>Russia assumes the US did it
10 minutes later
>Pentagon confirms US didn’t do it
>Russian planes switch direction
>WW3 narrowly avoided
>Israel just almost killed 90% of the human race

“Wonder how they retaliate on Israel now.”

“Silly Goy, you can’t retaliate against jews. What are you an Anti-Semite?”

“Cambridge Analytica is a fake contrived “scandal”. How did you idiots think Facebook was turning multi-billion dollar profits all those years? By selling post reach boosts?”

“I believe the technical term is “oops””

“In the world there are 5,586 companies older than 200 years. Of these, 3,146 are in Japan.”

“Imagine a few million white people going to Japan, claiming that Japanese people have ‘Asian privilege’, demanding special positions in media and government, denying that Japanese culture even exists and telling the Japanese they’re racist if they don’t interbreed with them.”

“Did these games journos get caught in a lie?”

“Journalists can’t get caught in lies.”

“On April 8th Israel launched missiles at a Syrian military base with Russian military personnel, killing eight Russians

They did so by pulling up their missile carrier right next to an American missile carrier and launching from there making it look like the Americans fire the missiles that killed their soldiers

A Russian Strike Force of anti-ship fighter jets was dispatched to Target and Destroy American Naval Assets in the Mediterranean

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense they were about 10 minutes from reaching firing range where they would have unloaded their payload of anti-ship missiles which would have killed hundreds of American sailors

If the US defense department had not immediately contacted the Russians when the missiles were fired the message might not have made it to Moscow in time

If those planes had released their payload as they were ordered Within 40 minutes of those anti-ship missiles being fired the first volley of icbm’s would have dropped somewhere on the order of 100 megatons up and down the US East Coast

The resulting nuclear biological and chemical Exchange would have killed 98% of the human species in about 7 weeks”

“People the US government can trust with firearms:
* Islamic terrorists
* Drug cartels
* foreign governments with long records of Human Rights abuses
* Assassins
* murder-for-hire private military contractors
People the US government CANNOT trust with firearms:
* civilians with a god-given and constitutionally-protected right to own firearms that have never broken any law

“imagine if Russia cruise missile’d America after Waco to punish our gov’t for attacking civilians”

“If we don’t stand by Israel, we might as well no longer be a country. That’s the ultimate low.”

“wow I had no idea our welfare depended on us supporting a country that we have to give billions of dollars to in order for IT to stay alive”

“why not have it both ways? You can both not have a country AND stand by Israel!”

“if money is made by taking comissions wholesale from a stacked noble in order to produce some great work to display his status, culture, or erudition, then money and quality are closely correlated

if however you make money through massed bit payments from a sea of lowest common denominator peasantry, then making more money is not necessarily a good indicator, and may even be a counter-indicator, of quality.

In the contemporary era, there isn’t really an explicit class of high powered aristocrats who are willing to throw around big bucks to personally commission artists or architects or other geniuses to produce great works for the status it brings.

Someone who thinks they have genius to provide in some area like art, or design, or engineering, or so on, is more or less on their own now, to try too attach themselves to a conglomeration, and to try to move themselves up in it (in order to get support and an outlet to demonstrate that ability).

And it’s not really the taste a patron of nobility that you are trying to cater to anymore, but the averaged out LCD taste of ‘the masses’ of bit payers, that are how you expect to be supported.

And of course the model of income though massed bit payments concordantly requires massed ‘bureaucratized’ entities to adapt too it.

Thus the modern corporation.”

>Nothing wrong with Japan opening their doors to qualified and already trained people

Whats wrong with it is that you’re cucking out your own pipelines for growing your own talent. It’s not just low wage jobs that get cucked out by hiring foreign ringers at pennies on the dollar rather than having to raise wages to get a native worker; it’s an ever bigger issue in high skill fields. This problem is endemic in the tech sector for instance. Why bother spending any money on training or education when they are just gona hire a pajeet for half your salary anyways?”

“The US alongside its allies conducted a missile strike by its air and naval carriers targeting military and civil facilities of the Syrian Arab Republic on April 14 in the period from 3.42 am till 5.10 am (MSK).

The Russian air defence systems at the Khmeimim and Tartus air base timely located and controlled all naval and air launches made by the USA and the UK.

Announced French aircraft have not been registered by the Russian air defence systems.

It is reported that the B-1B, F-15 and F-16 aircraft of the USAF as well as the Tornado airplanes of the UK RAF over the Mediterranean Sea, and the USS Laboon and USS Monterey located in the Red Sea were used during the operation.

The B-1B strategic bombers approached the facilities over the Syrian territory near al-Tanf illegally seized by the USA.

A number Syrian military airfields, industrial and research facilities suffered the missile-bomb strike.

As preliminary reported, there are no civilian casualties and losses among the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Information will be further specified and made public.

As evident by the available data, 103 cruise missiles have been launched, including Tomahawk naval-based missiles as well as GBU-38 guided air bombs fired from the B-1B; the F-15 and F-16 aircraft launched air-to-surface missiles.

The Tornado airplanes of the UK RAF launched eight Scalp EG missiles.

The Syrian air defence systems, which are primarily the USSR-made AD systems, have successfully countered the air and naval strikes.

n total, 71 cruise missiles have been intercepted. The S-125, S-200, Buk, Kvadrat, and Osa Syrian AD systems were involved in repelling the attack.
It proves high efficiency of the Syrian armament and professional skills of the Syrian servicemen trained by the Russian specialists.

Over the last eighteen months, Russia has completely recovered the Syrian air defence systems, and continues its development.

It is to be stressed that several years ago given the strong request by our western partners, Russia opted out of supplying the S-300 AD systems to Syria. Taking into account the recent incident, Russia believes it possible to reconsider this issue not only regarding Syria but other countries as well.

The strike targeted Syrian air bases as well. Russia has registered the following data.

Four missiles targeted the Damascus International Airport; 12 missiles – the Al-Dumayr airdrome, all the missiles have been shot down.

18 missiles targeted the Blai airdrome, all th
8 missiles targeted the Blai airdrome, all the missiles shot down.
12 missiles targeted the Shayrat air base, all the missiles shot down. Air bases were not affected by the strike.

Five out of nine missiles were shot down targeting the unoccupied Mazzeh airdrome.

Thirteen out of sixteen missiles were shot down targeting the Homs airdrome. There are no heavy destructions.

In total 30 missiles targeted facilities near Barzah and Jaramana. Seven of them have been shot down. These facilities allegedly relating to the so-called “Damascus military chemical programme” were partially destructed. However, the objects have not been used for a long time, so there were no people and equipment there.

The Russian air defence systems have been alerted. Fighter jets are on combat air patrol now.

There were no cruise missiles entering the Russian AD responsibility area. The Russian air defence systems were not applied.

Russia considers the strike to be a response to the success of the Syrian Armed Forces in fighting international terrorism and liberating its territory, rather than a response to the alleged chemical attack.

Besides, the attack took place on a day when the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) special mission was to start working on investigating incident in the city of Douma where chemical attack allegedly occurred.

It is to be stressed that there are no facilities on producing chemical weapons in Syria, and this has been documented by the OPCW.

The American aggression proves that the USA is not interested in objectivity of the ongoing investigation, seeks to wreck peaceful settlement in Syria and destabilize environment in the Middle East, and all these have nothing to do with declared objectives of countering international terrorism.

Currently the situation in Damascus and other settlements is assessed to be stable.The environment is being monitored.””

“Can’t be denied that having capital, capital (access to knowledge), and management (guidance through knowledge) significantly increases rate of success.

There is nothing difficult about this project except the acquisition of tools and materials. There is no difficult or unproven science behind it. It could’ve been done by middle schoolers – and historically, this sort of thing was, but they were called “apprenticeships”. (Only reason why it can’t be done by elementary schoolers is because they are biologically undeveloped.) But thanks to the overall management structure not giving a shit though this sort of thing is usually only done as graduating projects in college, and because colleges want to make money too, they present it as if it requires “college level education” in order to do this sort of thing.

Or, to put it another way, most things don’t depend on intelligence.

They depend on initiative, management, and capital.”

“in a survey 68% of women admitted they fantasized about rape
and of those 68% 88% of them said getting impregnated by that rape would be hotter than any actual sexual activity”

“how many days did it take them to turn him around from “we’re leaving Syria I don’t care what my generals say” to launching airstrikes?”

“cant say shit though never had a job”

“you’re not missing too much
you should try it out just to see what its like, but other than a painful vacation that gives you some money in exchange for all your time, it’s whatever
im definitely learning things here
has nothing to do with maintenance though
learning things like: how really really difficult things are when people dont speak the same language
also: how companies can run despite that because the people at the top have business connections.
which is also: merit means less the higher you go.
which is also: merit probably has nothing to do with going up.
so no, it’s not entirely useless
but to say “productive member of society” or whatever is just nonsense.”

“do eroges have such good story because they are made by just a group of people
and not companies
so they have the courage to do more experimental shit
theres a shit ton of bad ones because people are doing more daring shit
so they mostly miss
big hits though
and companies just go for the safe shit”

“its not specifically a function of companies or indies
it’s a function of specific people

“an institution is the lengthened shadow of one man”

once upon a time, apple was steve jobs.
now, who the fuck knows what apple is.

currently, spacex and tesla are elon musk.
in the future, they will go the same path.

“apple is
uhhhhhhhhhhh
UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
a money making machine”

“the important point though, for everyone paying slightly more attention, is that apple with steve jobs is not apple without steve jobs.”

“kinda feel steve jobs is an exceptional case though
because he had so much control over “his” company”

“all exceptional things are made by exceptional men.
remove the exceptional men, you lose the exceptional things.”

“Yeah, Apple died with Steve Jobs
Now they just recycle and try to make their products look good.”

“nier automata was “made by sony”
but it was really made by yoko taro.
company or indie? not really the right axis to look at.”

“and kemono friends was made by kadokawa”

“It’s like that proverbial mine: The leaders get the gold, the rest of us get the shaft.”

“Reminder:
The only time you should defect in the prisoner’s dilemma is when you know the other guy is too dumb to know they should never defect.

Reminder:
Every social interaction is an instance of the prisoner’s dilemma.”

“Quis custodiet – where’s there’s motive and opportunity, crime occurs guaranteed. The official press could lie, so it did. Now the internet is watching the press, and we’re ‘finding out’ they’re all huge liars. No! We’re finding out readers are hugely gullible.”

“Defect/cooperate is not a possibility. The options are DD or CC. So duh, choose CC.
Only defect if your counterpart is irrational.”

“[…] humans who forgive too much get killed. Gods can forgive because they’re immortal.”

“America: assad u can’t gas people
Assad: i didn’t?
America: fuck u yes u did prove it
Assad: uhhh ok any disinterested 3rd party wanna come check?
3rd party: omw
America: *bombs the inspection sites* lmao”

“Feminists created a counterstrike “inglorious basterds” team of empowered womyn gamers who vow to go after bullies in online gaming.

They also sell custom bully hunter steelseries headsets to give to charities helping victims of online bullying, though steelseries admits all proceeds are going to the “times up” NGO.

They stage a whole scripted “live broadcast” on twitch with paid actors, some of the participants being demonstrably just the same handful of steam accounts with name changed.

The bullies and anti bullies accounts are steam friends and they used the same recording of fake rape threats twice in 30 mins. On the broadcast they showed a game in progress on a monitor and them switched to that monitors “live feed” and the player was nowhere near where they had been.

The whole thing was faked with pre recorded custom matches played by the same few accounts, with a voice over they created themselves of a male threatening rape, and they were exposed within the hour on twitter. The main host of the show has also been outed as a hateful bully on twitter who calls players faggots on her live streams, and the promotional material claim that 3 million women have been made to feel unsafe by threats in gaming was based in 84 respondents to a Facebook survey of 874 women, scaled up / extrapolated against the full female console owning audience.”

“I think what makes me laugh the hardiest is the fact they just changed their names on steam to pull this shit off. It is common feature of Steam to see the user name history of a profile. If a man was running the show he would have at least had a fake account to log in and pull this shit. What killed them was just straight up female incompetence at gaming know how.”

“They are now claiming that they announced it was fake, and when they got called out for that the excuse is “I forgot””

“It’s been on sale since the game began development you retard. You’re literally one of those retards who would turn away from something that costs 50 dollars, but if you see the same thing marked down from 80 to 50, you’d buy it, like a dumb woman with someone else’s credit card.”

“Pretty tired of AI being secular theology. It’s exactly like mystical theology, but more boring.”

“It’s mystical theology, without the mysticism.

And more importantly, without the promise of eternal life with beautiful women!”

“What does a caged man dream of?”
“Freedom, perhaps?”
“Wow, you must be a poet! A caged man dreams of… women.”

“An interesting experiment – I decided to test Vox’s idea that women working was bad for society and gender relations in general. I can get away with little sociological experiments occasionally as I am a [REDACTED] teacher in China. I teach high school boys and girls. The sample size here was about 12 girls and 9 boys. Recently we had “women’s day here in the pRC and on this day at about 10am I brought in a bunch of snacks and drinks for the class. Teenagers are always hungry so when I busted these out I got their full attention. Since it was women’s day I assembled the snacks and drinks out on the main table and let the girls choose first. The foodstuffs here were packs of spiced meat, chicken feet (a favorite here), and various and sundry other things. Girls picked first – one bag each and one drink. They naturally took the best stuff on the first cut and the byos got what was left. An interesting thing happened.

The girls refused ot share anything *except* with the two most popular boys in the class. Those two were pretty much free to travel between the desks eating as they wanted from whatever bag the girls had on their desks. The less popular boys either didn’t try or were flatly refused in a not very nice way. The best food here went to the two boys (and one in particular) who dominated the social scene while the remaining seven sat with their bag of less desirable foodstuffs.

Two days later with the same class I declared a boy’s day and broke out snacks again, approximately the same mix as before. This time however I allowed the boys to choose first and same as before, the first crew took the best thing sleaving the dregs for the rest. However, after everything was distributed the girls, all of tehm, visited and stuck near the boys with the best snacks. As the boys coming first were random, it wasn’t the two most popular that got to pick first. Overall though there was a far greater amount of mixing, the social scene was much more evenly distributed boys and girls, and moreover, everyone got to eat some of the best food. They had something the girls *wanted* which inverted the power structure and made the girls nicer as compared to the observed harpy bitchiness ecnountered two days prior. There was aa lot less snapping (which the girls engaged in on womens day when they had the food and a less popular boy wanted something) and what snapping existed was playful rather than malicious. Even the ugly girls got a share of the good stuff, exactly the reverse of the boys experience. I can easily state the overall happiness of the class was greated on this day than when the girls had first pick. In other words when the girls have the power – they don’t use it well and the whole class suffered. Nothing was even close to fair, and a super majority of the boys are left out doing nothing productive unless you consider sitting alone being resentful productive.

While I realize this is hardly on par with a real actual experiment withc ontrols, white lab coats, etc. it was quite interesting to watch this play out on a micro basis. I don’t think it is a stretch to imagine that something akin to this is occuring in the outside world continuously. Let the boys pick first and they naturally and happily provide for the girls. This requires no coaxing or incentives. Let the girls have the power and they naturally shut out all but the most popular boys, leaving the rest to solitude. Everyone was a lot less happy also.”

“Paul Ryan, who proposed raising the retirement age to 70, announced his retirement at 48 – with full government pension.”

“Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.”

– Go into place and don’t buy anything.
– Ask to use restroom
– Get told no and asked to leave
– Refuse
– Have cops ask THREE times for you to leave
– Refuse, argue
– Get arrested
– Manager losses job for following company policy?
– CEO embarks on apology tour.
What the fuck is the actual story here?”

“The correct response was “No, fuck off.” Your punishment for getting that wrong is a few million rent seeking turds smelling blood in the water.”

“These moves have NOTHING to do with trade issues. They involve serious national security vulnerabilities we must address. #China tech companies are not like U.S. ones. They function as reluctant but nevertheless de facto agents of Chinese spy agencies”

“So they’re exactly like US companies”

“[G]rievances do not drive action.”

“optimally this guy would have been beaten up, but that’s illegal so i guess you gotta resort to calling the police”

“America is not composed of one people who share the same interests. It is composed of many different peoples who have conflicting and overlapping interests.

Politics is a game of strategy where these different peoples form rival coalitions and the one that ends up with the bigger share of the population gains power and then advances the interests of its members at the expense of the minority faction.

This is how politics works and has worked throughout history. Yet there are still people stupid enough to have some 5th grade understanding of politics where it’s all about coming together and reaching an agreement and doing what’s best for everyone.”

“I swear the girls at the local coffee stand are retarded.”
“Local? Girls at coffee stands are all retarded”
“At coffee stands? Girls are all retarded.”

“masculinity is best understood as the implicit assumption that i will kill you if there is a breakdown in agreeable interaction”

“He called me an idiot on Twitter once, and I actually put that on my resume “Nassim Taleb called me a “fucking idiot”.” I wasn’t interviewing for a job at a corporate outfit, so the guy reading the resume loved it and I was hired.”

“To successfully achieve a minor blip in the return-to-sanity direction, Sulla had to kill over 5000 people. (Rome’s population would have been on the order of hundred thousands at the time.)

A few youtube videos, no matter how popular, aren’t going to cut it.

“If we just write the right book, we can get Western civilization back!”

What a novel idea.”

“I was ignorant, I was foolish, yet I was happy…now I’m still ignorant and foolish, yet I am not happy anymore.”

2018 Mar 28 ~ Apr 08

“Most people think that “corporations” want to turn the highest profit possible and that this is what motivates workplace decision-making. Wrong. Most executives want to advance their careers and reputations, with as little risk as possible, and only care about profits indirectly insofar as they manage up (in theory) to shareholders. What do executives care most about? Remaining executives. One might expect “shareholders” to push back, but the shareholders are mostly rich people who got rich by being executives, and so (a) they’re likely to give a pass on executive self-protection that isn’t egregious, and (b) even when they fire executives, they replace them with other people drawn from the same set, so it’s just shuffle. This class of people– a social elite defined by connections rather than talent– isn’t going anywhere.”

“Executives don’t feel like their positions are threatened by capable people in a substitution sense; i.e., no CEO is going to see someone like me at the bottom and think, “Oh shit, this guy’s going to take my job if I don’t zap him.” They are scared of prominent displays of talent from below. They need to keep the legitimacy of their own class in place. It will hurt morale if it becomes common knowledge (not just “everyone knows” but “everyone knows everyone knows” up to arbitrary recursive depth) . It’s OK if everyone thinks it; it’s not okay if people start to talk about it and becomes common cultural currency. Execs don’t care if people complain about them; they don’t want their organizations to realize they’d actually be better off without them.

“If a female friend puts herself out there, and you reject her, she’ll never want to even see, let alone speak to you again

Yet if that same woman rejects a male friend, she’ll feel entitled to his friendship and get indignant when he won’t speak to her again.

Tell your son this”

“One contentious question is whether social media in general and Twitter in particular actually changed the outcome of the vote. Keith N. Hampton, of Michigan State University, finds “no evidence” that any of the widely acknowledged malignancies of social media, from fake news to filter bubbles, “worked in favor of a particular presidential candidate.” Drawing on exit polls, he shows that most demographic groups voted pretty much the same in 2016 as they had in the Obama-Romney race of 2012. The one group that exhibited a large and possibly decisive shift from the Democratic to the Republican candidate were white voters without college degrees. Yet these voters, surveys reveal, are also the least likely to spend a lot of time online or to be active on social media. It’s unfair to blame Twitter or Facebook for Trump’s victory, Hampton suggests, if the swing voters weren’t on Twitter or Facebook.”

“If you think hyperloop is going to help solve our urban planning, transportation, and economic problems, I would argue that you don’t fully understand the nature of our urban planning, transportation, and economic problems.”

>Why Does Everyone Hate Made in China 2025?

Why Does Everybody Hate China’s Plan to Evade a High-Tech Blockade? rather amusing that designation of PRC as strategic adversary is paired with bewilderment at PRC’s pursuit of self-sufficiency.”

“Talking to the feds is never a good idea. They’ll ask you what you had for breakfast 6 months ago and if you say 3 pieces of bacon when you really had 4 they’ll throw you in jail for lying to the FBI.”

“Fun fact strawberries are not a berry”
“wait until hear about peanuts not being a nut”

“Pacific Rim Uprising was pretty good though”
“>Kills off best girl like 20 minutes in
>Raleigh died from cancer and barely gets a mention
>good”
“Of course the Japanese protagonist had to die, Legendary is pandering to their Chinese overlords hard now.”
“Didnt they pretty much replace her with a Chinese woman too?”
“Yeah. The Legendary CEO’s girlfriend, I think?”

“The Trump era has led to a lot of formalism, but even I’m surprised by the fact that experts now openly talk about trade policy in terms of explicitly suppressing the technological development of another country.”

“If a Democrat got into power and repealed the 1st and 2nd Amendments while simultaneously jailing rightwing dissenters, not a single liberal in this country would protest. They would all be holding celebrations instead.
Conservatives should remember that.

The Left: “We don’t want to take all of your guns, stop being hyperbolic.”

Also The Left: “Let’s repeal the 2nd Amendment.””

“The man who really cannot see that he is contradicting himself has a great advantage in controversy; though the advantage breaks down when he tries to reduce it to simple addition, to chess, or to the game called war.”

“The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagence, they have two of them.”

“Fiverr, which had raised a hundred and ten million dollars in venture capital by November, 2015, has more about the “In Doers We Trust” campaign on its Web site. In one video, a peppy female voice-over urges “doers” to “always be available,” to think about beating “the trust-fund kids,” and to pitch themselves to everyone they see, including their dentist. A Fiverr press release about “In Doers We Trust” states, “The campaign positions Fiverr to seize today’s emerging zeitgeist of entrepreneurial flexibility, rapid experimentation, and doing more with less. It pushes against bureaucratic overthinking, analysis-paralysis, and excessive whiteboarding.” This is the jargon through which the essentially cannibalistic nature of the gig economy is dressed up as an aesthetic. No one wants to eat coffee for lunch or go on a bender of sleep deprivation—or answer a call from a client while having sex, as recommended in the video. It’s a stretch to feel cheerful at all about the Fiverr marketplace, perusing the thousands of listings of people who will record any song, make any happy-birthday video, or design any book cover for five dollars. I’d guess that plenty of the people who advertise services on Fiverr would accept some “whiteboarding” in exchange for employer-sponsored health insurance.

At the root of this is the American obsession with self-reliance, which makes it more acceptable to applaud an individual for working himself to death than to argue that an individual working himself to death is evidence of a flawed economic system. The contrast between the gig economy’s rhetoric (everyone is always connecting, having fun, and killing it!) and the conditions that allow it to exist (a lack of dependable employment that pays a living wage) makes this kink in our thinking especially clear. Human-interest stories about the beauty of some person standing up to the punishments of late capitalism are regular features in the news, too. I’ve come to detest the local-news set piece about the man who walks ten or eleven or twelve miles to work—a story that’s been filed from Oxford, Alabama; from Detroit, Michigan; from Plano, Texas. The story is always written as a tearjerker, with praise for the person’s uncomplaining attitude; a car is usually donated to the subject in the end. Never mentioned or even implied is the shamefulness of a job that doesn’t permit a worker to afford his own commute.”

“When Americans tout the freedom of speech their regime allows them as a positive aspect of their livelihood they’re in reality measuring the quality of their freedom by that which they allow their dissidents; not their fully assimilated conformists. That is to say, a completely meaningless measure. A Muslim isn’t going to be appealed by freedom to eat bacon just as I’m not going to be appealed by freedom to shove buttplugs of my ass.”

“SJWs have very high agreeableness norms.
If you’re too high in agreeableness, you will believe anything you’re exposed to, unless it’s ritualistically and continually desecrated. (And even then there’s a risk.)

Those with very high A must control the statements of their surroundings to maintain control of the contents of their own minds.”

“But…. but…. but….. but that would mean all you have to do to destroy the left is strap them to a table and force them to listen to conservative propaganda. Lol. ”

“You know those who say “I don’t know what to think” after hearing one person say one thing and a second person say a second thing?

See also: someone who cannot discriminate will obviously end up trying to convince others they should not discriminate.”

“This thing is called “Agreeableness”?

Not “Low Verbal Intelligence”?”

“It does not occur to someone with very high A to engage their intelligence. Someone with high A and low IQ will think they agree, even though they severely misunderstand what was said.”

“This whole process is known as an “in rem” proceeding — meaning a lawsuit “against a thing” rather than against a person. And the “case” basically says all this stuff should be “forfeited” to the US government because it’s the proceeds of some criminal activity. You would think that in order for such civil asset forfeiture to go forward, you’d then have to show something like a criminal conviction proving that the assets in question were, in fact, tied to criminal activity. You’d be wrong — as is clear from what happened in this very case. Once the Justice Department effectively filed a lawsuit against “all of Kim Dotcom’s money and stuff,” Dotcom did what you’re supposed to do in that situation and filed a challenge to such a ridiculous situation. And here the DOJ used the fact that Dotcom was fighting extradition to argue that he was a “fugitive.” Judge O’Grady agreed with that last month, and that resulted in the decision earlier this week to then declare a “default judgment” in favor of the DOJ, and giving the US government all of Kim Dotcom’s stuff.”

“If the company man is, sort of, gone, he has been replaced by the companies person. For people are no longer owned by a company but by something worse: the idea that they need to be employable. The employable person is embedded in an industry, with fear of upsetting not just their employer, but other potential employers.

Perhaps,by definition, an employable person is the one you will never find in a history book, because these people are designed to never leave their mark on the course of events.”

“Slave ownership by companies has traditionally taken very curious forms. The best slave is someone you overpay and who knows it, terrified of losing his status. Multinational companies created the expat category, a sort of diplomat with a higher standard of living who represents the firm far away and runs its business there. All large corporations had (and some still have) employees with expat status and, in spite of its costs, it is an extremely effective strategy. Why? Because the further from headquarters an employee is located, the more autonomous his unit, the more you want him to be a slave so he does nothing strange on his own.

A bank in New York sends a married employee with his family to a foreign location, say, a tropical country with cheap labor, with perks and privileges such as country club membership, a driver, a nice company villa with a gardener, a yearly trip back home with the family in first class, and keeps him there for a few years, enough to be addicted. He earns much more than the “locals”, in a hierarchy reminiscent of colonial days. He builds a social life with other expats. He progressively wants to stay in the location longer, but he is far from headquarters and has no idea of his minute-to-minute standing in the firm except through signals. Eventually, like a diplomat, he begs for another location when time comes for a reshuffle. Returning to the home office means loss of perks, having to revert to his base salary – a return to lower-middle-class life in the suburbs of New York City, taking the commuter train, perhaps, or, God forbid, a bus, and eating a sandwich for lunch! The person is terrified when the big boss snubs him. Ninety-five percent of the employee’s mind will be on company politics… which is exactly what the company wants. The bigg boss in the board room will have a supporter in case of some intrigue.”

“As I am writing these lines, we are witness a nascent confrontation between several parties, which includes the current “heads” of state of members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (modern states don’t quite have “heads”, just people who talk big) and the Russian Vladimir Putin. Clearly, except for Putin, all the others have a need to be elected, can come under fire by their party, and have to calibrate every single statement with how it could be misinterpreted the least by the press. On the other hand, Putin has the equivalent of f*** you money, projecting a visible “I don’t care”, which in turn brings him more followers and more support. In such a confrontation Putin looks and acts as a free citizen confronting slaves who need committees, approval, and who of course feel like they have to fit their decisions to an immediate rating.”

“It is much easier to do business with the owner of the business than some employee who is likely to lose his job next year; likewise it is easier to trust the word of an autocrat than a fragile elected official.”

“Society likes saints and moral heroes to be celibate so they do not have family pressures that may force them into the dilemma of needing to compromise their sense of ethics to feed their children. […]

The vulnerability of heads of households has been remarkably exploited [throughout] history. The samurai had to leave their families in Edo as hostages, thus guaranteeing to the authorities that they would not take positions against the rulers. The Romans and Huns partook of the practice of exchanging permanent “visitors”, the children of rulers on both sides, who grew up at the courts of the foreign nation in a form of gilded captivity.

The Ottomans relied on janissaries, who were extracted as babies from Christian families and never married. Having no family (or no contact with their family), they were entirely devoted to the sultan.

It is no secret that large corporations prefer people with families; those with downside risk are easier to own, particularly when they are choking under a large mortgage.

And of course most fictional heroes such as Sherlock Holmes or James Bond don’t have the encumbrance of a family that can become a target of, say, evil professor Moriarty.”

“In the campaign against me waged by Big Ag, the public relation firms (hired to discredit those who were skeptical of the risk of transgenics) couldn’t threaten my livelihood. Nor could they tag me with the “antiscience” label (the central part of their arsenal) since I have a history of standing for probabilistic rigor in science expressed in technical language, and several million readers who understand my reasoning. It is a bit too late for that now. In fact, by creating analogies between some cherry-picked passages from my writings taken out of context and those of the new age guru Deepak Chopra, they have caused some people to suspect that Chopra was a logician, an application of Wittgenstein’s ruler: by measuring the table with a ruler am I measuring the ruler or measuring the table?”

“Steel parts bent and cut in Holland represent about 10 percent of the weight of America’s Finest. That resulted in the Jones Act violation, and prompted the lobbying to gain the waiver from Congress.

That effort soon got caught up in fishing-industry politics.”

didn’t the politics start when someone reported the violation? it’s not like the steel did it. wouldn’t it be more interesting to find out who called mom?”

“These methods of going after vulnerable people associated with you are eventually ineffective. For one thing, odiuous people (and Salafi sympathizers) tend to be dumb, along with people who act only in mobs. In addition, those who engage in smear campaigning as a profession are necessarily incompetent at everything else – hence at taht business too – so the industry accumulates rejects who are prone to ethical stretches. Did any of your business-smart, streetwise, or academically gifted peers in high school decare that their dream was to become the world’s expert in smearing whistleblowers? Or even work as a lobbyist or public relations expert? These jobs are indicative of necessary failure in other things.”

“In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to teaching Remedial English in college.”

“The problem is never the problem; it is how people handle it.”

“[…] I doubt Piketty bothered to ask blue-collar Frenchmen what they want, as Michelle Lamont did […] I am certain that they would ask for better beer, a new dishwasher, or faster trains for their commute, not bring down some rich businessman invisible to them. But, again, people can frame questions and portray enrichment as theft, as was done before the French Revolution, in which case the blue-collar class would ask, once again, for heads to roll.

What happened with the U.K. Parliament expenses scandal: MPs were giving themselves TVs and dishwashers, which the public could easily imagine, and revolted against. One MP said, “It’s not like I took one million in bonds.” The public understands TVs, not bonds.”

“Traders, when they make profits, have short communications; when they lose they drown you in details, theories, and charts.”

“You can define a free person precisely as someone whose fate is not centrally or directly dependent on peer assessment.”

“There is a familiar story of a New York banker vacationing in Greece, who, from talking to a fisherman and scrutinizing the fisherman’s business, comes up with a scheme to help the fisherman make it a big business. The fisherman asked him what the benefits were; the banker asnwered that he could make a pile of money in New York and come back to vacation in Greece; something that seemed ludicrous to the fisherman, who was already there doing the kinds of things bankers do when they go on vacation in Greece.”

“What if Facebook isn’t the most powerful company in the world? What if all the data it has on its users aren’t good for persuading people to do stuff? What if all the data are good for is annoying people into buying Tide over Gain every now and then? That would be disappointing.”

“Even within the “normal” warrior-run or doer-run societies, the class of intellectuals is all about rituals: without pomp and ceremony, the intellectual is just a talker, that is, pretty much nothing.”

“The most interesting thing about the Assassins is that actual assassination was low on their agenda. They understood non-cheap messaging. They preferred to own their enemies. And the only enemy you cannot manipulate is a dead one.

In 1118, Ahmad Sanjar became the sultan of the Seljuk Turkish Empire of Asia minor (that is, modern-day Turkey), Iran, and parts of Afghanistan. Soon after his accession, he woke up one day with a dagger next to his bed, firmly planted in the ground. In one version of the legend, a letter informed him that the dagger thrust in hard ground was preferable to the alternative, being plunged in his soft breast. It was a characteristic message of the Hashishins, aka Assassins, making him aware of the need to leave them alone, send them birthday gifts, or hire their actors for his next movie. Sultan Sanjar had previously snubbed their peace negotiators, so they moved to phase two of a demonstrably well planned-out process. They convinced him that his life was in their hands and that, crucially, he didn’t have to worry if he did the right thing. Indeed Sanjar and the Assassins had a happy life together ever after.”

“If people know the border will be defended, you don’t get a 1,000 person caravan in the first place.”

“How to Fill Unpleasant Jobs in Undesirable Places: Recruit Refugees”

“or, you know, PAY MORE”

“The T-34 wasnt a tank that you’d want to be in unless there’s no better choice.
And no, the T-34 didnt win the war, the Lend Lease program won the war.

As Stalin himself admitted, that without US supplied fuels and materials as well as food and equipment, they could never out-produce the Germans, and they would lose in the Eastern Front.”

“A year or so ago a dictionary editor on Twitter advised people to “avoid gendered language”. When I asked if that also included manspreading and mansplaining he said no.”

“Lycurgus, the Spartan lawmaker, responded to a suggestion to allow democracy there, saying “begin with your own family.””

“They noticed all they need to do is make the girls and guys cute and people will give free passes on some of the stupid shit in the story.”

“The Trump-Russia probe is the largest federal criminal probe of the last half-century. POLITICO estimates it features 285 major players, but the number is likely well over 400—readers of this feed added 65 key names to the POLITICO list within five hours of it being published.”

“When the First Emperor of Ming purged his Prime Minister Hu Weiyong on “collusion with a foreign government” grounds, he ended up executing thirty thousand people. “

>When America stands up to China

Tfw you are the biggest hegemon in the history of mankind, but your rhetoric is so retarded you must still pretend to be an underdog.”

“”The March for Our Lives permit application was filed by Deena Katz, a co-executive director of the Women’s March Los Angeles Foundation. This wasn’t just a little bit of professional activist assistance.

The application lists Katz as the “Person in Charge of Event”.

Katz is a former Dancing With the Stars and current Bill Maher producer. She’s also the former owner of Talent Central, a Los Angeles talent agency, The leaked application lists her as the president of the March for Our Lives Fund.

Media contacts for March for Our Lives are being handled by 42 West. The agency is a full service PR firm operating out of New York and Los Angeles that represents major celebrities. 42 West was supposedly recommended by George Clooney who was one of a number of major celebrity donors.” The whole affair smacks of Hollywood and the “left’s” ongoing anti-gun campaign done in the usual fashion using professional activists, just like the “Women’s March” before it and the same tactic employed all the way back to the 60’s anti-war protests… I guess when you find something that works, you stick with it. In fact…

“March for Our Lives is funded by Hollywood celebs, it’s led by a Hollywood producer and its finances are routed through an obscure tax firm in the Valley. Its treasurer and secretary are Washington D.C. pros. And a top funder of gun control agendas is also one of its directors.”

“Wait, are you saying that spontaneously organizing political protests and getting passionate about civic activism isn’t something high schoolers do with professional herding?

There are actually people who believe this is a student led movement.”

“To butcher an animal is obviously to defect upon it.
However, cooperating with the animal is impossible. Cooperation requires communication. The animal can neither listen nor understand.”

“In the famous tale by Ahiqar […] the dog boasts to the wolf all the contraptions of comfort and luxury he has, almost prompting the wolf to enlist. Until the wolf asks the dog about his collar and is terrified when he understands its use. ‘”Of all your meals, I want nothing.” He ran away and is still running.’

The question is: what would you like to be, a dog or a wolf?

The original Aramaic version had a wild ass, instead of a wolf, showing off his freedom. But the wild ass ends up eaten by the lion. […]

[…] A dog’s life may appear smooth and secure, but in the absence of an owner, a dog does not survive. Most people prefer to adopt puppies, not grown-up dogs; in many countries, unwanted dogs are euthanized. A wolf is trained to survive.

Employees abandoned by their employers, as we saw in the IBM story, cannot bounce back.”

“I think ironically westerners are more naive when it comes to the darkness of human nature, whereas people from those places have confronted the worst aspects of it head on leading them to want to be kinder people and somewhat more empathetic to their immediate community

A lot of the college liberal women for instance, think there’s wrongs but not necessarily true “evils”, so they don’t hesitate to fuck things up because they think there’s enough good n the world to go around to make up for the wrongs they did without having a sense of guilt”

“As for your education thing I don’t think so. First the job market for new college graduates isn’t very hot. You make the same as you did with a BA 30 years ago.

New graduates in aggregate made 50k 30 years ago.”

“If the news is fake, imagine how bad history is.”

“Rates of infant and child mortality are remarkably consistent across cultures and throughout history, outside of modern developed nations. On average, about 27% of infants died before the age of one and ~47% of children died before puberty.”

“What kind of upside-down, nightmare world are we living in where the President is deploying troops to secure our own borders rather than random stretches of Middle Eastern desert halfway across the world from us?”

“american towns inevitably fall within the gradient of hickistan, to strip-mall subway suburbia, to college-centric freak getaway, to big city coontown. odd exceptions exist when you spot some decent architecture. but, the fact remains that aesthetically, america is in the gutter, with her natural beauty surpassing what its denizens erect for some cheap thrills and money making schemes. “

“Pointing out that a black person is black is racist, just like pointing out that a Jew is Jewish is antisemitic.”

“Under the rules of evidence, specifically 801d2a: Everything you tell the police can and will be used against you.

But it can’t be used for you.”

“I asked an Indian once why everyone has the same experience. He said that it both from coming from a culture of bartering constantly, and because once you’re serving them, they see you as a servant, so they are technically a caste above you.”

‘Save your relationship’: Is the videogame Fortnite stealing your loved one?

>western women are so bad they cant compete with a shitty f2p game”

>stop playing video games and give your woman some attention
I’d love to see somet articles telling women to put their cellphones down and give their men some attention. Literally every woman I know has a phone up to her face for at least 50% of social interactions. Before I sit there and play second fiddle to a phone, yes I will go into the next room and load up some vidya to play.”

“Social networks are inherently naturally monopolistic simply because their value is a direct function of the number of people using it.”

“Proggie-to-English dictionary:
Ignorant = Heathen
Racist = Heretic
Nazi = Apostate”

“Orban builds a wall → Massive win

Trump does not build wall → Massive loss, and likely impeachment after mid-terms. Then jail.”

“Israel was just now trying to get Russia and the US into an all out war. They knew exactly that their missile strikes flying over Lebanon would, in the very first moments, be believed to be an American missile strike, and they struck a military base that has a Russian presence with even some Russian casualties now being reported. This was the jews trying to start WW3. Literally. The jews are trying to kill us all. Right now.”