2018 Aug 22 ~ 31

“MiniTrue doublethink directive 1: when the Party orders you to do something, it is done spontaneously of your own free will.”

“Precisely because people know the record of the PAP government, do you need to nail every lie to protect your reputation at all cost?”

“Put that question to the new leaders. I defended my position tooth and nail. I succeeded. I fought against the media in Singapore and internationally. I won because I’ve persuasive powers. I can speak to the people over the blather of the media. In a way, I’m like a local Ronald Reagan. And I deliver. When I say I’ll do something ,they know I’m going to do it. So when I say I’m going to fix that guy, he will be fixed. Let’s make no bones about it. I carry my own hatchet. If you take liberties with me, I’ll deal with you. I look after myself because when you enter a blind alley with the communists, only one person comes out alive and I have to come out alive. So, I’m not afraid of going into an alley with anybody, let alone foreign press. What can they do to me? Can they influence my votes? They can’t.”

“People like you are the ones that I suspect the most. True evil always hides itself behind a clean and anonymous face. You’re the kind of person that never lets his true feelings out. You just conform to the rules of society. But that means you live by constantly wearing a mask! Who knows what kind of perverse thoughts are hidden behind that facade of honesty and good intents. For someone like you, who never shows his true self in his daily life, hiding a secret should come as naturally as breathing.”

“Remember the future. Invent the past.”

“Foolish. It’s not the cost that matters, but the opportunity cost.”

“23andMe has our income and employment data. In a hundred years productive genomes will be sold off to government contracted cloning operations.

Fostering clones becomes a common job. Life becomes so unaffordable few will be able raise their own. Marrying a clone is the only way up”

“Organizations with diverse workforces and inclusive environments will own the #DigitalEconomy”

“Is that a prediction or a threat?”

“That’s not a solution
That’s the result of a solution”

“Another thing that is not obvious from the drawing are the plot layouts and sizes. The medieval burgage plots (long and narrow giving as many plots as possible access to valuable street fronts while leaving open space in the rear) have proven to be wildly successful for cities.”

“How humorous and pathetic. That’s so cute. You are worth teasing.”

“prior to marx, history was not a study of events, but a study of people.
currently, history is a study of ideas.
or it’s heading towards that way anyways.
seems to me predictive ability has also been lost with it, so i’m inclined to think thinking about people is more in the right direction.”

“It’s like hearing an amazing swimmer say, “But I don’t know how to fly.””

“30-day ban on my normie account for replying to a post with a picture of hitler with a generic inspirational quote wtf”

“they forgot that the unspoken part of “move fast and break things” is that you’re supposed to fix what’s broken”

“Amazon loses money on everything they sell except for their cloud services.”

“All values are implicit teleologies; to participate in a value is to advance a given teleology towards its end. Those with greater capacity for imagination can conceive of more transcendent teleologies, that lesser dynamics are subsidiary too, and hence can participate in higher values. Or iow, a natural noble has greater ability to self motivate; he can, essentially, see the future, better than his fellows.

A being on the lower end of the world formation scale, is in practical respects a solipsist, a conditional solipsist. Just as they cannot truly conceive or model the motions of other beings (and hence reflexively project their own mindset onto all others), so too can they not conceive of more transcendent teleologies, and hence, are limited in the ability to form values on their own, and hence, are limited in their ability to self motivate. He reasons only so far as to rationalize; his values and opinions formed by the validation those values and opinions receive, blown hither and tither by the winds of social forces. In order to participate in higher values, he must receive and embody them through a Tradition.

Language itself is a sign post pointing to something; it is a seed that has not yet grown. The positivist project for ‘logical atoms’ that you can make a ‘universal’ language of perfect expressiveness was doomed from the very beginning because of this. At the end of the day no matter what, language has to be ‘met halfway’ at one point or another; the ability of the receiver is a crucial part of the equation. Capacity for world formation is the water that makes that seed bloom into meaning. The less ‘water’, the less meaning (and many other things besides).
Make no mistake, calculative aptitude is still certainly possible without (a lot of) imaginative aptitude; that’s what Chinese Rooms are after all. Another phrase for the range between being long on calculation and short on world formation is ‘the autism spectrum’.

(The positivist project was basically sperg rage over the difficulties they had comprehending already existing language games)”

“When a statesman, who is not wholly unworthy of that great name, finds an abstract principle in his way, as, for instance, that of popular sovereignty, he accepts it, if he accepts it at all, according to his conception of its practical bearings. He begins, accordingly, by imagining it applied and in operation. From personal recollections and such information as he can obtain, he forms an idea of some village or town, some community of moderate size in the north, in the south, or in the centre of the country, for which he has to make laws. He then imagines its inhabitants acting according to his principle, that is to say, voting, mounting guard, levying taxes, and administering their own affairs. Familiar with ten or a dozen groups of this sort, which he regards as examples, he concludes by analogy as to others and the rest on the territory. Evidently it is a difficult and uncertain process; to be exact, or nearly so, requires rare powers of observation, and, at each step, a great deal of tact, for a nice calculation has to be made on given quantities imperfectly ascertained and imperfectly noted!

Any political leader who does this successfully, does it through the ripest experience associated with genius. And even then he keeps his hand on the check-rein in pushing his innovation or reform; he is almost always tentative; he applies his law only in part, gradually and provisionally; he wishes to ascertain its effect; he is always ready to stay its operation, amend it, or modify it, according to the good or ill results of the experiment; the state of the human material he has to deal with is never clear to his mind, even when superior, until after many and repeated gropings. —

Now the Jacobin pursues just the opposite course. His principle is an axiom of political geometry, which always carries its own proof along with it; for, like the axioms of common geometry, it is formed out of the combination of a few simple ideas, and its evidence imposes itself at once on all minds capable of embracing in one conception the two terms of which it is the aggregate expression. Man in general, the rights of man, social contract, liberty, equality, reason, nature, the people, tyrants, are all elementary conceptions; whether precise or not, they fill the brain of the new sectary; oftentimes these terms are merely vague, sounding words, but that makes no difference; as soon as they meet in his brain an axiom springs out of them that can be instantly and absolutely applied on every occasion and at all hazards.

Men as they really are do not concern him. He does not observe them; he does not require to observe them; with closed eyes he imposes a pattern of his own on the human substance manipulated by him; the idea never enters his head of forming any previous conception of this complex, multiform, swaying material — contemporary peasants, artisans, townspeople, curés and nobles, behind their ploughs, in their homes, in their shops, in their parsonages, in their mansions, with their inveterate beliefs, persistent inclinations, and powerful wills. Nothing of this enters into or lodges in his mind; all its avenues are stopped by the abstract principle which flourishes there and fills it completely. Should actual experience through the eye or ear plant some unwelcome truth forcibly in his mind, it cannot subsist there; however obstreperous and telling it may be, the abstract principle drives it out; if need be it will distort and strangle it, on the ground of its being a calumny, as it gives the lie to the principle which is true in itself and indisputable. Manifestly, a mind of this stamp is not sound; of the two faculties which should pull together harmoniously, one is undeveloped and the other over-developed; facts are wanting to turn the scale against the weight of formulae. Too heavy on one side and too light on the other, the Jacobin mind turns violently over on that side to which it leans, and such is its incurable infirmity.”

“Poor men love big breasts, the rich prefer them smaller – Study”
“poor men love pepperoni pizza, the rich perfer…”

“idk the tax rate in Toronto but she’s on <$3,000/month with over half going to rent

life-as-service

Urbanite thot have become the most prevalent NPCs in recent years. In fact, she’s the only NPC that can “thrive” in the globohomoeconomy.

Simple recipe:
1. Upper mid class white or azn girl
2. $45K-60K/y salary
3. Owns dog(s)
4. “Boyfriend” from dating apps
4. Psychiatric meds

The post-2007 apocalypse world we live in was tailor made for these women. They’re the only ones who “like” what’s going on around them. Social media, the dog economy, premium mediocre restaurants like panera, media streaming services, dating apps; this was all built for them.”

“Form your own opinions! [Give us your money and time (and probably information to some degree) first] and see for yourself!”

“imagine if Henry Ford had to jump through 5000 different hoops every day to make sure he played manipulative games with his wife after his regular work schedule instead of just being able to squat out in a shack somewhere and build prototypes for 20 hours knowing he could always return to his wife”

“If everything and anything can be memed doesn’t that mean modern people lack both the ability to have sympathy and feel that the environment they live in means nothing so they choose to laugh at what they don’t understand? Which in turn leads to the inevitability that people themselves believe human lives are expendable existences in this celestial planet? Should society care about its own people if they never dared to help each other?”

“Furthermore, there is a phrase in the first edition of Pioneers concerning ‘this new style [the Modern Movement] of the twentieth century’: ‘because it is a genuine style as opposed to a passing fashion, [it is] totalitarian’. This revealing admission was subsequently changed: in the 2005 edition, ‘totalitarian’ became ‘universal’.”

“Has there ever been a single woman in history who’s turned against a man and then said something positive about how he performs in bed? No, they often retcon it, even in their own minds, as the worst sex life they ever had.”

“In a sense, she has the same MG Power as Ilya, that lets her never doubt herself. Her alignment’s chaotic, though.”

“Chloe, that’s why you can never be the main character.”

“Stages of Big Tech response to censorship allegations:
1. Don’t be ridiculous, we don’t do that
2. An algorithm does it automatically, we’ll fix it
3. Rogue employees messed up the algorithm, we might fire them
4. You’re damn right we do it, it’s for your own good”

>low-class (ie, punks) has hairstyle that is associated with low-class people
you’re so close to getting it”

“Now this was a momentous decision. Never before in the history of the world, homosexuals, men and women, were given each a name, an identity. Names are no laughing matter. Names are socially approved categories. They are a social license to exist. Gay men now exist. Lesbians now exist. They never did before, but now they do. And since we gave them a name, Western society created categories of people where none existed before. And that has had very notorious consequences. Perhaps fatal consequences.”

“words, among other things, invoke imagery and emotion, and i try to extend my control over what those invocations are.
all traps are structures
whether it is or isn’t a trap depends on whether it works or doesn’t work for you
for a very generic example
an accusation of being racist is probably the worst thing any normal person in america today can give or be the recipient of.
but for you and me, if we hear that word, we react very differently
rather than “oh no people think im a bad person”
it’s “ah, so this is the enemy.”
rather than a sword being stabbed in us, it’s like a random guy decided to put on the enemy uniform. but it’s the same sounds/letters either way.”
“it’s playing a different kind of game”
“yes”

“Women will not and should not face danger, and men in diverse groups lack cohesion and therefore will not fight. Hence the West is losing wars, and Swedish police will not stop men from burning cars.”

“If you disavow Nazis, you wind up disavowing everyone that the left points the finger at.

If you disavow Nazis, you swiftly discover that every man and his dog is a Nazi and you have to disavow them also.

Anyone that the left punches must be a Nazi”

“[…] if you like crap, good for you. That’s fine. You can enjoy your shit sandwich, but you don’t tell me it’s raining when it’s clearly liquid fecal matter. The fans have dozens of problems with the movie, which you can’t answer, nor can you by using some literary theory to subvert the crap in the movie. And if everything is interprative, and thus subjective, criticism can’t exist. Either the movie The Last Jedi is seriously flawed, or it isn’t.”
“Which means I’ll have to stop using my theory textbook as a mic stand and actually do some reading.”
“You don’t need a literary theoretical textbook to understand a bloody Star Wars movie.”
“Now these may seem pretty dry, and they are, but it’s also what gets you beyond merely saying that a story is good or bad.”
“I don’t need feminist theory, freud, karl marx, or any of this post-modern nonsense to tell that something is crap. You apparently need it in order to tell something which is shit is actually good – which is one of the poitns of post-structuralism. Which means you’re full of it, that being, shit.”

“I’ve read hundreds of your comments from my last video and watched hours of fan-made reviews of The Last Jedi, and it’s amazing how consistent the complaints are.”
“Yeah, it’s like people with eyes and ears are noticing the flaws in the movie. I bet they’re not even using any ~reader-response theory~ or any other theories. Fancy that.”

“Obama’s biographers point out that up through age 24 his Honolulu prep and Pakistani college friends identified him as:

– “Just another mixed kid”
– “Multicultural”
– “International”

But, he wasn’t getting anywhere in life as that. He then reinvented himself as African-American”

“Imagine basing your political philosophy off shallow polling data”

“Even when I disagree with Spencer I cant really dislike him. But Ryan is very dislikable even when I agree with him”

“HARDSHIP BUILDS CHARACTER”
“PULL YOURSELF UP BY YOUR BOOTSTRAPS”

“Senior discount?”

“All of the income associated with sea ports, airport, municipal utilities, and the rest of public property that was forcibly privatized now belongs to foreigners who take the money out of the country….

The Greeks have not only had their economic future stolen from them. They have also lost their sovereignty. Greece is not a sovereign nation. It is ruled by the EU and the IMF.
The political and media coverup of the genocide of the Greek Nation began yesterday (August 20) with European Union and other political statements announcing that the Greek Crisis is over. What they mean is that Greece is over, dead, and done with. It has been exploited to the limit, and the carcas has been thrown to the dogs.”

“She swears, she has casual sex, she drinks… she’s a PERSON
Just. Get. Over. It. /v/pol.”

“>if person, therefore, casual sex”

“Egypt’s Ministry of Energy cut the electricity of Egypt’s Ministry of Water due to unpaid bills.

In retaliation, Ministry of Water cut off the water of Energy Ministry”.

“University bookstore worker stole $20,000 worth of textbooks, police say”
“I hope he returned those 2 books”

>pendejo
excuse me? I thought this game took place in America?”
“In cyberpunk Euro and Japan are the superpowers while america literally turned into a 3rd world country”
“Developing, not 3rd world.”
“How can it be developing if it’s going backwards?”
“It’s the politically correct term for shithole”

“Race is not a social construct.
Society is a racial construct.”

“Never trust people who enjoy public speaking.”

“Unlike politicians, sewers direct shit -away- from people.”

“Pennsylvania man has been charged with homicide after admitting to cutting the brakes of his girlfriend’s car so he could obtain a metal pipe to use to smoke crack cocaine, police said.”

“John Jenkins, 39, said his girlfriend was “driving him crazy” because she was looking for a pipe to smoke crack, according to court documents WNEP-TV reported.”

wow how the story drastically changes under five sentences later…

if i didnt read your guys’ comments i would’ve missed it. i saw something about a guy fucking with brakes for drugs, saw about that guy being in jail, welp that’s that. then i saw “crack head single mother” and was like wait a minute.

these journalists are skilled at their craft. gotta give them that.”

“So is this the husband of the chick who sent Chad texts? How the fuck is he divorced already.”

“3 months to an engagement is pretty fast. Combine that with her “patient man” comment on her announcement and you have “we’ve been fucking for awhile””

““How long will it take me to master Aikido?” a prospective student asks
“How long do you expect to live?” is the only respectable response”

“Appropriately enough, it appears that Twitter isn’t letting the #StopTheBias hashtag trend.”

“Give men the vote and they give women the vote. So the problem goes further back.”

“My neighborhood is becoming increasingly low income and petty crime ridden. Break-ins, etc. I went to get a coffee at 7-11 yesterday, and this is going to sound so harsh, a scrubby looking overweight little girl dropped her Slurpee on the ground. Her equally slovenly looking mother instructed her to go get a new one. They both simply left it lying there spilled all over the floor. Then 2 or 3 people simply stepped over it. Meanwhile the very sweet Pakistani cashier (whom I’ve had many conversations with about motherhood, etc) was dealing with this shirtless ginger guy in his 20s. He was holding a plastic bag full of Newport cigarettes rambling on to the poor girl with an unlit cigarette hanging out of his mouth. She couldn’t leave the register so I quietly cleaned up the Slurpee while listening to their conversation and mumbling to myself about “dirty white trash”. Apparently, he had coupons that enabled him to get the cigarettes for around $2 per pack. He was explaining to her that he had every intention of selling them right outside the door. He would not leave and a line was forming. I finally lost it. I said to him, “soliciting is illegal. Please move along!” He said, “good! Fine! I’ll take it to trial! I love making the government spend $40,000 to fight with me.” I shot him the dirtiest look I could conjure. I mouthed to the girl “call the police”. He exited the store and I was right behind him. He was incoherently rambling something at me. I completely ignored him. When I got home I told my husband our child WILL NOT grow up here. I can’t take it anymore. Thanks for the motivation dirty ginger guy.”

“The ZOG about face on Suu Kyi is hilarious. She was this heroic woymen fighting the evil military dictatorship like 5 years ago and Kerry and Clinton were sucking her dick, and now that shes removing kebabs everyone thinks she is evil and should quit lmaoo”

“It just seems like urbanists are likely correct that mass transit is better and more efficient and leads to better cities but Americans prefer to drive anyway.”
“If I have a bucket of rotten apples and a bucket of ripe oranges, and people take the oranges more often, I wouldn’t conclude that they prefer oranges”

“If you seized all the wealth & assets of the top 1% & distributed them equally to the remaining 99% of the population they’d each get around $800 (very rough math erring on generousness). Pretty good but not exactly life-changing.”

“The real problem with these redistribution schemes is they assume that ‘money’ is a ‘real thing’ rather than an abstract social relation/internal signaling-messaging resource allocation subsystem whos meaning is subject to distortionary effects along gradients of quantity/form. Thinking that you could ‘redistribute’ all of Jeff bezos 100 billion dollars or whatever is a bit cargo cultish”

“They are a solution to a problem that shouldn’t exist–it’s exactly like the crash safety mentality on American trains, which focuses on being heavy enough to survive crashes because it doesn’t do enough to prevent them”

“A train isn’t a vehicle. A train is part of the country. It’s a place.”

“The oldest profession deals with obtaining food.
The second oldest profession deals with selling sex.
The third oldest profession deals with gathering intelligence.”

“Brown U. pulls ‘gender dysphoria’ study, worried that findings might ‘invalidate the perspectives’ of transgender community”

““Hey, guys, we’ve won! Let’s go do something else now.” said no leftist ever.”

“Is that really how The Witcher 3 starts? So that’s every game in the fucking franchise starts with a woman getting her tits out then. They should drop the “We make mature games for mature gamers” bullshit already and just say “We make sleezy shit for horny teenagers and virgin losers.” At least Tecmo doesn’t go around calling shit like Dead or Alive “MATURE GAMES FOR MATURE GAMERS!””
>Bing bing wahoo = mature
>Tits? Ew
>um, sweetie, real men don’t LIKE tits, okay?

“Hes running down at an angle. That building is the freedom tower but it has an angled top because copyright”
>building are copyrighted
huh”
“It’s America, everything is copyrighted. you couldn’t show a soda can on the ground without someone trying to sue you.”

“What do some anons get so irrationally defensive whenever comic book characters are called out on looking retarded in any context? It’s like they can’t stand the idea of a kid’s character being mocked.”

“If they had let him finish the game it would have been a masterpiece. As it is, it’s still a really solid game with some unfortunate microtransaction-based design choices.”

“Let him finish the game? He was fucking about with a silent hill game with muh famous actor and hollywood director.”

“You know that WWII had women in it right?”
“Yeah being raped by Russians.”

“How did Star Citizen get its fans to spend thousands of dollars on stuff that haven’t even been released?”
>how do restaurants get people to buy food that hasn’t been made?
“This must the stupidest post this week.”

>$2,376.92
>for a fucking ambulance ride
What in the actual fuck”

“This is because he called for an ambulance, but didn’t specify he wanted one from a hospital that his insurance would cover, rather than the nearest available.

There are hundreds of scummy ambulance service companies in the US, at least one in every major city, that don’t take insurance and are somehow legally allowed to arrive on scene first so they can charge people ludicrous amounts of money for the pleasure. When you dial 911, you have to specifically request that they don’t fuck you over with a private ambulance company.

Everything in the US works that way. It’s always assumed you opt-in and you can’t opt-out unless you know what you might be getting into.”

>But didn’t specify it was the special ambulance that doesn’t fuck you in the ass, for privileged people
Literal third world logic.”

“I hate this argument of “oh this kind of job isn’t meant to be a career” as to why it is ok for them to pay shit. Absolute nonsense especially since people need to have something they can rely on to pay the bills while they’re studying or if they’ve been retrenched but can’t find anything in their previous line of work. There’s a million different reasons why someone might not have a ‘career’ job and need to work at amazon or whatever else”

“Expansionism kills races. Greeks: no longer exist. Romans: no longer exist. Byzantian Gromans: no longer exist. English: taking a good college try at not existing anymore.

Chinese: still exist.”

“Remember boys, treat her like a celebrity and she’ll treat you like a fan”
“Why so many comment are calling that person a thot, could be a dude for all i know”
“keyword: “i”.”

“[I]t’s always dangerous to suggest some folk have better taste, even in kitchen appliances. If they have better taste in one thing, what if some people have better taste in government….”

“It’s true that women shouldn’t debate a cultist. They will run Game on the woman and then she will be end up in his bed uh I mean cult.”

“However, Ron Unz’s iconoclastic piece got me thinking about the logic of the historical situation as we know it and some of the anomalies that have proven so difficult to resolve in a satisfying manner, massive anomalies that have led to criminal accusations of Holocaust denial on the one hand and charges of shameless historical mythmaking on the other. But what if both parties are basically correct concerning their primary points of emphasis? What happens if, in the spirit of theoretical skepticism, we simply apply straightforward logic to the facts as we observe them to be.

– Major Premise: A very large quantity of Jews were killed in the 1936 to 1945 time frame.
– Minor Premise: The meticulously bureaucratic Germans, for whom historians possess a tremendous quantity of historical documents related to the WWII era, do not appear to have kept any records of any of the many aspects of the logistical and operative decisions and actions required for the major premise, nor did they have the motive or the opportunity to thoroughly eliminate those records.
– Conclusion: Someone other than the Germans killed most of those Jews.

Now, who could that someone else be? It would have to be someone who was alive in the relevant time period and possessed the following attributes:

– Access to Eastern Europe and Russia.
– A willingness to commit mass murder.
– Control over large-scale military and logistical forces.
– Significant influence over Western government figures and the media.
– A master of propaganda.
– Lethal hostility to Jewish Bolshevists.
– An expert at playing “let’s you and him fight”.

Can you think of anyone who might fit that bill?”

“The italian autority don’t have any footage about this disaster.

We find a webcam also at the corner of the grocery store, but on such an important structure : nothing.
They justified the fact that at that moment there was a strong storm that blocked the radio transmissions of the two cameras, one at the entrance of the bridge and the other at the end. Very very strange!

[…] I wont to fix some important points; in all Europe the highways are full of webcams. They give at operative center control vital information about traffic, incident,queue,etc. It is an real time control fit to secure max realibity to vehicles. Now, these devices have all UPS supply, it’s crazy, only suppose ,that a grid loss put out of service all these nevralgic numerous electronic device.”


“It was a high-energy crowd. The atmosphere was clearly different than Izaki’s seminar, which was mostly students there for credit.”

“Lies are one method that humans use to communicate with one another.”

“I told you, it’s nothing.”
“You’re freaking out a lot over nothing.”

“If there was a discrepancy between my current memories and my diary, there’s a very high probability I’d become suspicious.”

“You know, this many not be any of my business, but you should watch what you say.”

“The world lines… History… you can worry about that stuff later. For now, just focus on protecting this sky.”

“She’d seen for herself how this building changed over a span of 61 years.
The thought didn’t make her feel sentimental. Instead, she felt the loneliness and fear that comes from having a past not shared with anyone else.”

“Human memories are ambiguous, and as time passes they become more subjective and tend to be comrpessed into a single narrative. Regardless of whether the memory is a good or bad one, it’s common to only be able to remember words that left an impression. And that impression will often alter your memories of the surrounding conversation.

I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. That’s just how human memories work.”

“Even if I could delete one area, the result would be the same. I would analyze the surrounding conversation and automatically reconstruct the missing portion.”

“The prefrontal cortex is one of the parts of the brain that defines your personality. It also handles information filtering. When there’s something you don’t want to admit, it cuts out that information, or deceives you as to its meaning.

In other words, it tries to hide your emotions, and it tells lies. Not to other people, but to yourself.”

“It starts to feel like this happy time is going to continue forever… and I find myself thinking that maybe there’ll never be a war.”

“I need to get up. I can’t stay asleep forever.”

“Um, listen… I can do it myself.”
“People who say that never end up doing it themselves.”

“Well, maybe someday.”
“People who say “someday” end up never doing it, you know?”
“You said something like that a minute earlier.”
“Did I?”

“Can I just eat my pancakes normally?”
“This is normal here, nya.”

“You’re overthinking things. You don’t want a war, so you’re going to change the world. Isn’t it better when it’s simple like that?”

“Get a hold of yourself. Do you know how many people have died to protect you?”
“Protect… me? Why?”
“We haven’t been told why. But we were told to lay down our lives for you if we had to.”

“Damn. I responded.
That was a mistake.”

“That computer wasn’t just something to remember an old friend by anymore.
It was at the center of an international power struggle.”

“I tried asking the world.
Of course, nobody answered.”

“The fact that I might not die didn’t mean I could do something stupid here.”

“I believe you. So you don’t need to tell me.”

“Keep someone at the brink of death for five months, then give them exactly what they want as bait, and you can easily put anyone under your control.”

“You just told a lie to someone that important?”
“Oh? Did I lie?”

“The thread’s other residents were probably confused. Everyone except for “her.””

“Politicians and bureaucrats use them to influence public opinion on the net. There are even companies that specialize in this sort of thing. These agents can change their IP, but they can’t hide from me.

So I did some research, and there’s an insane amount of agents assigned to that case.
It’s to the point where I have no idea where the money to pay them is coming from.”

“You can’t make a miracle happen if you’re worried about safety, efficiency, or plan B.”

“You know, this world may seem peaceful, but there sure are a lot of people who go missing.”

“I didn’t understand how it could be okay to do it at work, and not okay to do it when you weren’t at work.”

“Of course, more than half of that was lies again […] but what was important now was calming everyone down. From there, I’d have to solve things myself.”

“Some small part of me had wished that this was the world beyond Stein’s Gate. That it was a new future, which someone else had opened for me. But of course, that was too good to be true.”

“Rukako, was there anything else about Kagari that you’ve noticed?”
“Um… Kagari sometimes knows about things that are really complicated.”
“That’s because I do know about some complicated things!”

“Stop! We’re not here to talk about that today.”

“I just checked with Dr. Leskinen a while ago. Kurisu’s memory data has been sealed away, and no one can access it, he said. But I don’t have the authority to check that for myself.”

“Anyone” was an exaggeration. Your average person wouldn’t have a clue.”

“I don’t want to disappear, not knowing why I was ever alive, not being of use to anybody.”

“What’s wrong, boss? Something bothering you?”
“Nah. It’s just that Stratfor’s a civilian company, you know? That means somebody’s hiring them. No matter how many of these people you catch, is it really going to solve the problem?”

“Everyone needs a hand at some point or another, that’s just how life works. Just make sure you’re ready to lend a hand yourself when your number comes up.”

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2018 Aug 15 ~ 21

“This is funny culture thing tbh that I have seen only in US. If you dont understand something, they say it exactly at the same way at the 2nd time. Other countries where ive been in same situation they articulate and slow they speaking more. Wonder why that is.”

“If men swear that they want to harm you when you are asleep, you can go to sleep. If women say so, stay awake”

“Conditions for an actual conspiracy to remain secret:
– few people involved, or
– extended family (e.g., mafia), or
– devastating blackmail (e.g., pedo)”

“Note the role of arranged marriages in the extended family architecture.”

“I’m convinced that women under the age of 20 don’t understand that their actions have consequences”
“I’m convinced that women* don’t understand that *actions have consequences.”

“Is there anything Americans love more than putting up signs in lieu of actually enforcing rules?”

“Bosses want young female talent to f*ck, probably get it.”


“Say, which do you like better, to fight, or to kill?”
“Huh? Is there a difference?
Or what, are you one of those idiots who think of eating and living as two separate things?”

“Want me to pray for the Master to come to our aid?”
“Are you mad? Were your prayers ever answered in life?”
“Why, sure. But you have to be a good boy.
Unfortunately, it hasn’t worked since I became an adult. I guess we’re both just bad boys?”

“…The king? Someone like that has absolutely no right to stop me.”

“If you deny that duty, you are nothing more than a mere patriot.”
“Quite so. What is wrong with a king being a patriot?”

“Leaders with those eyes always lead to destruction! And in the end he will irresponsibly declare… that it “wasn’t supposed to turn out like this!””

“Don’t worry, young man. Even if you end up in hell I’ll drag you out.”


“hurrr muh Jack Dorsey is such a great guy becuz he defends free speech and didnt go along with banning Alex Jones bla bla bla go choke on shit you gullible idiots believing in fake controlled controversies.

Jacks tactic with this was to get you dumb fucks to go running around talking about what a principled free speech defender he is so that then when he eventually bans Alex Jones (now for a week, later permanently) the overton window is pushed even more for the direction of jewishness, as in “oh wow twitter is so much more restrained than the other social media platforms but EVEN THEY just couldn’t keep Alex around because he is just sooo bad!””

>everyone recognizes today’s conservatives were yesterday’s liberals
>everyone recognizes today’s liberals have no sympathy for yesterday’s liberals
>no one thinks it’s going to happen to them
>no one reaches the conclusion that today’s liberals would be our grandfathers’ communists
>”i am one, so it must be good!”
MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT
BRING BACK THE RED SCARE”

“Animals are free until they die. Unfortunately, I’m a king.”


“The first time, I forgive their carelessness.
The second time, I praise their narrow defeat.
The third time, I resign myself to the fact that they’re weak.”

“Except for your body, you’re the worst woman ever.
However, you do have a sharp eye for good men!”

“Don’t pull such scary stuff out of that imagination of yours.”


“>zero marketing for the sequel
>released between battlefield and cod
>first game was xbox exclusive on consoles
>EA purposefully makes game hurt so they can buy them up dirt cheap.

“EA sent it to die against heavy hitters during fall 2016. It’s almost as if…”

“It was dead on arrival because it launched between cod and battlefield. They deliberately placed it there to weaken the sales, cripple the developers, and purchase them.
Go figure, that’s exactly what they did.”

“It’s a great game. EA sent it out to die so they could acquire the studio.”

“They werent miscarriages, I have met women with and without children who have had miscarriages and they DO NOT talk about them without absolute trust, or use them to one up somebody that they just met like this woman proposes”

“[W]hen Lycurgus became confident in his reforms, he announced that hew ould go to the oracle at Delphi to sacrifice to Apollo. However, before leaving for Delphi he called an assembly of the people of Sparta and made everyone, including the kings and Gerousia, take an oath binding them to observe his laws until he returned.

He made the journey to Delphi and consulted the oracle, which told him that his laws were excellent and would make his people famous.

He then disappeared from history.”

“All classical traditions of architecture around the world follow the same basic design principles.
1. elaborate horizontal symmetries
2. dramatic vertical asymmetry
3. fractal pattern – where the smallest details echo larger elements”

“Mind your own business.

You can barely figure out what’s going on in your own capital, don’t even pretend you know enough to take sides on a fight happening seven thousand miles away.”

“I too pretend I care about strangers in public.”

“Why would this come up in the future, unless you continue with your ignorant smears? Is this what you plan to do?”

“What they say: “How can we solve traffic congestion?”

What they mean: “How can I get other people off the road, but still drive myself?””

“Remember: the problem with driving is that the road is LEAST USEFUL precisely when it’s most highly demanded. Trains can stay on schedule no matter how crowded they get–roads *must* slow down if they get any higher than 18% capacity (aka [Level of Service] “E”)

LOS A = 550′ between cars, 3% road occupancy
LOS B = 330′ between cars, 6% road occupancy
LOS C = 220′ between cars, 9% road occupancy
LOS D = 160′ between cars, 13% road occupancy (TRAFFIC UNSTABLE AT THIS POINT AND BEYOND)
LOS E = 120′ between cars, 17% road occupancy (TRAFFIC CONGESTED)
LOS F = TRAFFIC JAMMED

…do you see how insane this is? To get the “ideal” level of road traffic, you need *27 times* as much road as you have cars on it. How much road do you think one car can pay for in taxes?

This is what traffic is. This is why you won’t “fix” traffic if your only tools are asphalt and cars.”

“This doesn’t seem like a meaningful measure? You also have way more rail than you ever have trains on it; that’s just how it works.”

“The error is the direction of priority: prioritizing the least use of road space instead of the most. This is not the case for trains–the more trains per hour on a line, and the more people it carries, the better”

“Do not deceive yourself with vain hope in that Christ, who was not able to save himself from the Jews, who killed him by nailing him to a cross.”

“In all of recorded history there are clear examples of economic booms when wages rise. After black death swept through Europe, wages doubled even while the consumer base halved.”


“What a beautiful friendship.”
“Yeah, beautiful… as long as we don’t get wrapped up in it.”

“I’m an American, so it’s fine, but… you’re a proud Apache, right? Is it really okay? Saving this nation, I mean.”
“You’re still saying that? If this nation isn’t saved, we won’t be saved either.”


“Geng Ji, why did you rebel?”
“Cao Cao, the rebel is not I, but you! I’m killing the rebel for the sake of the Han!”
“What arrogance. Do you know that I’m going to exterminate your entire clan?”
“I will still kill you even if you destroy my clan!”
“Cut off the traitor’s tongue!”
“No, let him continue. Let him scold me to his heart’s content. I’ve not been scolded by anyone for a long time.”
“You-!”
“Minister Steward Geng, please enlighten me on one thing. After the demise of Emperor Ling, the imperial court became weakened and corrupted. Emperors sold posts for money. Court officials extorted taxes ruthlessly. Warlords sprang up all over the land and created unrest. The entire Han court was like rubble under my feet. It was only because I gave my all to rebuild this empire, that the commoners finally had enough to eat. I wiped out all venues for those corrupted officials to commit evil. I personally believe, I have somewhat contributed to the empire. So why do you people hate me so much? Even want to kill me? Do you people want to turn the Han empire into a pile of debris again?”
“Loyalty is the first of all virtues. In life, I read the writings of sages. In death, I remain true to their teachings!”
“If the teachings of the sages worked, the sages themselves would have ruled the world long ago! Do you know? This is called blind devotion. Corrupted officials are despicable, fatuous rulers are despicable, but even more despicable are those of blind devotion like you!”
“Cao Ahman, even if I cannot kill you when I’m alive, my ghost shall haunt you to death!”
“Really? Then you better look carefully. Remember my face carefully. Don’t you forget how I look on your way to hell! You lot of vermin. You are not my match in life, you think you can defeat me after death?”


“The weak will cling to the strong as long as they get to pick up the leftover glory.”


“Poisoned food is still food, justified lethal force is still lethal, and long conning to get out of a bad situation is still a long con.

To say that those things are false makes things nice and peachy in the immediate at the cost of a cascading amount of other language problems (e.g. force is neither lethal nor nonlethal until it’s determined whether it was justified even though there’s a body dead of non-natural causes).

This sort of nonsense has already been present with no-fault divorce and withdrawing sexual consent decades after the fact, but it’s harder to see there because societal “muh dick” i.e. “those poor women that will let me fuck them if i save them!”.”

“All left-wing parties in the highly industrialized countries are at bottom a sham, because they make it their business to fight against something which they do not really wish to destroy. They have internationalist aims, and at the same time they struggle to keep up a standard of life with which those aims are incompatible. We all live by robbing Asiatic coolies, and those of us who are ‘enlightened’ all maintain that those coolies ought to be set free; but our standard of living, and hence our ‘enlightenment’, demands that the robbery shall continue. A humanitarian is always a hypocrite. It would be difficult to hit off the one-eyed pacificism of English in fewer words than in the phrase, ‘making mock of uniforms that guard you while you sleep’.”

“”Hitler was a nationalist, therefore nationalism inevitably results in holocausts”
“Well, Stalin was an internationalist, therefore interna-”
“WHOA WHOA WHOA HOLD IT WITH THE GENERALIZATIONS””

“Only pigs and peasants would bother to salute our enemies. They are little better than either. They pretend to understand honour. They need killing.
I did think to count the enemy, but it will be easier once they are dead! Their numbers mean nothing, for they have weak hearts.”

“These are the Oda.
I think they are the stupidest creatures the Gods put on earth.
The Oda might disagree, if anyone could explain this to them.”

“Let us change our habits, not the environment.”
“What’s that?”
“I am reading a grocery bag telling me how to live my life.”
“Don’t take no shit from a plastic bag.”

“Yet Title IX bureaucrats tell the University of Wisconsin at Madison that although women now represent 50 percent of their intercollegiate athletes, this is not good enough. There are more female than male students, so women should have more than half the slots.”

“I have been accused of many things in my life, but not even my worst enemy has ever accused me of being afraid to speak my mind.”

“The government isn’t going to deplatform you, try to get you fired, and cheer on assaults against you.

Journalists will.”

“She didn’t really get any pushback besides the blog I wrote, so it seems she changed her story from “I can afford this lifestyle and these tools because of my freelance work” to “please give me money because I am a poor Chinese girl who is trying to save the world.”

How does she know so much about buying stuff in the west? She should not have the frame of reference to compare.”

“I ask this from a practical perspective, not moralism. What is the latent purpose of abortion for women?”

“Abortion keeps her options open.

In apes, when the alpha is overthrown, the females will murder the babies of the previous alpha who are too young to flee, in order to curry favor with the new alpha.

Without the welfare state, most single mothers wouldn’t be mothers at all.”

“Fun fact: Tree worshipers aren’t having their kids raped by forest animals”

“Without special training, any accusation thrown at a stranger will be the result of the accuser’s own character flaws. If they’re smart, the causation will be squirrelly. If they’re dumb, direct. Regardless, have little to do with the accused.

On the flip side, complimenting someone you just met is equally meaningless.

Effective.

But meaningless. The correct response to such a thing is deep suspicion.”

“Equally *revealing of the speaker’s own character traits.

From my own experience specifically on tweeter, on which I continue refusing to believe anyone can actually communicate with bigwigs, compliments are of the form “I like this about me, and you are like this!”.”

“It was all a plot by that ambassador to get pulled home without having to ask for a potentially career-damaging transfer.”

“It’s provable that all systems will perceive control as damage. As something to be healed or fought off.

Or put another way, the level of analysis at which something becomes a ‘system’ is when a thing must steamroll all attempts at control, to survive.”

“Practice problems teach unpracticed solutions.”

“You have probably had this experience; you worked on a group project in school, and no one did their fair share. Perhaps one overachiever carried everyone else. Why is this such a common story? This failure mode is universal because of the structure of the group that acts it out. This problem happens predictably, repeatedly, because of a lack of ownership. Everyone has skin in the game in this scenario; there are personal consequences for failure. Accountability is necessary but not sufficient for success.

The concept “group ownership” is a lie. Groups cannot own anything; once a thing has more than one owner, it is contested, and it becomes possible to derive value from it while offloading its costs onto others

(note that value and costs need not be money). The mentality of “someone else will take care of it” is not mere laziness; it is adaptive behavior, it is brinkmanship in the arena of distributed responsibility, it is leveraged neglect, it forces whoever has the most dire need to pay the highest cost.

[…] All great works have at their root a single soul, a person of vision who exercises OWNERSHIP, who would no sooner shirk responsibility than try to slice up their own soul. The extended noumenotype; only this; identity; soul-ownership, yields great works of art, music, and virtue.

And yet the greatest works of humanity-victory in battle, triumphs of architecture, the glory of empire, the conquest of new frontiers-are the achievement of multitudes. Isn’t this of “distributed ownership”?

No.

All of those things are realized through HIERARCHICAL ownership.

Hierarchy. Everyone owns something, and that thing becomes a part of their identity. In a real way the people at the top of the hierarchy own the people below them. This is the structure of all traditional societies, where family elders exercise ownership over their progeny.

Filial hierarchy is the most human arrangement. It pays a price in individual freedom. I have known people like this, whose lives are an endless web of family obligations. They rarely achieve much by the metrics of western technological modernity. Perhaps they find it fulfilling.

The modern arrangement deconstructs the family. Some necessities are administered through distributed ownership (the tyranny of bureaucracy is mostly its inevitable incompetence). Hierarchy is manifest in corporations. This is necessarily “dehumanizing”.

2 limitations of filial hierarchy: 1. it is limited in its ability to tap into biocapital (good genes) by genetic proximity. 2. It is subordinated to the family itself, i.e. it is locked into biological paradigms for self-propagation. Technocapital hierarchy evades these limits. Technocapital hierarchy can self-perpetuate by shredding families (coopts resources normally allocated for reproduction) and can recruit biocapital irrespective of genetic distance. Both of these things have costs, but technocapital does not see them. When people praise the accomplishments of democracy (I.e., group ownership) they are actually praising the decoupling of hierarchy from family, a social restructuring that allowed technocapital to “pursue its own ends”, burning biocapital to produce technological development.

Compare biocapital to oil. Millions of years of fermented fossils under the earth. We dig them up and power our machines. Theoretically we could run out. Technocapital burns biocapital the way our machine infrastructure burns oil. We hope to find green energy to be freed from the constraint of oil. Technocapital, though it has no human-like agency (yet?), needs to find another source of fuel in case it runs out of biocapital. If there is enough fuel for this task, then technocapital singularity will occur.

The schism in accelerationism is between those who think biocapital is dwindling, and those who think it is endlessly abundant, or it is not a meaningful constraint.

Meanwhile, back on earth, we have a sea of normies who deludedly imagine that the power of technocapital can be used to make us “more human”, or that technocapital serves humanity, or that humanism and technological progress are symbiotic.

Technological progress and humanity are two opposite poles on the same axis. There is no vector that points in both directions. What do you truly value, normie?”

“Writing fiction is weird. The plot, which is the story of the characters, is not especially interesting. People are predictable in aggregate. Mostly they do mundane things for mundane reasons.”

“Gains to rule bending could be greatly reduced via social norms with very clear simple rules. But humans seems to usually prefer complex and ambiguous rules that require “judgment” to apply. For example, foragers often have complex incest rules, forbidding a much wider range of sex partners than is needed to prevent genetic problems. And acts of sorcery are allowed to count as acts of aggression that violate social norms and must be punished, even without concrete evidence showing such acts. Both complex broad incest rules and allowing sorcery complaints greatly increase the scope for gains to large rule-bending brains, and suggest that we tend to prefer to allow such scope.”

“The simple model of others is often more predictive than the complex model of self.”

“CH Maxim #77: The fealty to equalism women signal is belied by the ferocity with which they sift and sort men in the sexual market.”

“Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.”

“I love the free press, its constitutional right to question authority, and its financial obligation to mostly do the opposite”


“How absurd. You’ve decided to live as a king, yet you have no interest in gaining anything as a king.”

“Weak, so weak. You’re well-trained, but you don’t put any heart into your attacks. You’re like a child throwing sticks.”
“Who are you? I pride myself in putting my full might behind that attack.”
“I have no obligation to answer. Just remember me as a god-slayer who happened to pass by. I’ve decided to allow that boy to escape with his life. Now withdraw, youngster who was merely adored by gods.”

“If you see a rabid dog in your favorite flower garden, you wouldn’t just sit around reading, would you?

I can’t bear to see the fool you’ve become. Though a fool, you’re still my student. I should behead you out of mercy.”

“I’m right here. Is this some sort of far-seeing spell? I can’t say it’s in good taste. Poor disposition, too.”

“That’s called failure. Dreams that don’t reach outside are nothing but delusions.”

“I hereby challenge you to a duel.”
“But I don’t have any reason to fight.”
“I am confronting you. Is that not reason enough?”

“Muscleheads versus machines… yes, they’re brilliantly equal in disposition.”

“I got it, just don’t shoot a gun near my ear again!”
“I’ll take it into consideration.”

“There’s nothing more painful than being compared to a creature as gentle as cotton candy.”


“”gg
we lose
no one listened to me
soz
i was wrong
havin a bad day ya know”

Literally everyone I hate in a nutshell. Which is basically everyone cause

HE WUS A GUD BOY DINDO NUFFIN / Wow so rude / Can’t you consider other people’s feelings? / I’M WORKING ON IT NOW / How unprofessional

–AND THEN–

YU JUS TRYNA DIVERT ATTENTION / [silence] / Hey I was wrong sheesh no need to be mean / EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES / No one could’ve seen that coming

is fucking everywhere.”

“What gets repeated gets remembered.”

“Part of it is probably too in cities you can get people doing what you want for dollarydoos. If not this guy for more dollarydoos, then switch him out for another guy.

If you live in a small village, you’re going to have to spend some effort getting inside the other guy’s head if he doesn’t like you and you need him to do something you want to do.

And with that I think I have stumbled upon a cause for autism.”

“Felix Dennis, who wrote the only good business book, said that the most dangerous drug in the world was the consistent, twice-a-month paycheck.”


“This is our final farewell. I suppose this is the life of someone engaged in guerilla warfare.

As long as we’re alive, we’ll meet again. Not necessarily seeing each other face to face. For example a song or a letter left behind by someone…”

“The greatest benefit of a dead man is you no longer have to think of him.”


“We see this attitude with schools and shopping centers too–gotta stick them far from town, surrounded by acres of parking, because without the parking nobody would get to them, and with the parking, nobody wants to be near them. See how this problem reinforces itself?”


“Thinking in the middle of a fight is like trying to wake up from a dream.”


“My favourite part is when the article promotes the idea that holding the president accountable denigrates the presidency.”

“”To put it bluntly, the birth of a baby is not only a matter of the family itself, but also a state affair.” The fact that such an obvious truth is taken to be offensive in liberal societies tells you everything you need to know about liberal societies.

The West: “Hey, we have this great approach to politics you should try…”

The Rest: “Does it allow society to sustain itself in existence?”

The West: “Well, no, that’s a severe violation of individual rights-“

The Rest: “Not interested, thank you.””

“All everyone did was fulfill their respective jobs, so who knew it would turn out like this? If only we knew that this was going to happen…

…no, even if we had known, we had no other choice but to do it.”


“You need to worry about yourself in this time and place instead of others!”


“Youth Unemployment Hits 52-Year Low”
“Proportion of No-Skill Dead-End Entry-Level Jobs Hits 52-Year High”

“I once asked him half-seriously his secret to picking up women. He said, “I cut them off.” By that, he meant he would cut off their conversation to inject whatever stupid shit happened to pop into his head (and which, coincidentally, would move the discussion in a more fruitful sexual direction). “But isn’t that rude?” “Nah, not to girls. Guys would think it was rude, but guys aren’t girls.””

“We should not gloss over our worries. They are real problems. And we are what we are because we can stand up for ourselves. If we can’t, we’ve had it. The security Council passes resolutions. So what? Who goes to Kuwait’s rescue? The US. Why? Because of oil. Why? Because next stop would be Saudi Arabia. Who’s coming to our rescue because of water? The US? No. We rescue ourselves. Either the media grows up, especially the young reporters, or we’re going to bring up a generation that lives in a dream world of security where none exists.”

“Violence is NOT the answer!
Violence is the question.
The answer is YES!”

“Humans didn’t even have a word for (rape) until the 19th century, when the french word Rapere, or “grabbing something in a hurry” was pressed into service. Historically, the idea that women could consent to sex has been an exclusively Christian, Western, invention.”

“Reciprocity is misogynistic, apparently.”

“”I’m not technically a parasite bro! I only *indirectly* benefit from the collusion and licensing and subsidization! Sure I’m living high on the hog for doing something the demand for which is completely distorted but I’m not like one of them publicly funded bootlickers. I’m totes libertarian and would change things if I could but alas I have no choice. Y’all’s ign’ant!”

T. almost everyone but in this case it was a professor”

“At the bottom of the Wealth curve, [Pareto] wrote, Men and Women starve and children die young. In the broad middle of the curve all is turmoil and motion: people rising and falling, climbing by talent or luck and falling by alcoholism, tuberculosis and other kinds of unfitness. At the very top sit the elite of the elite, who control wealth and power for a time – until they are unseated through revolution or upheaval by a new aristocratic class. There is no progress in human history. Democracy is a fraud. Human nature is primitive, emotional, unyielding. The smarter, abler, stronger, and shrewder take the lion’s share. The weak starve, lest society become degenerate: One can, Pareto wrote, ‘compare the social body to the human body, which will promptly perish if prevented from eliminating toxins.’ Inflammatory stuff – and it burned Pareto’s reputation.”

“You have said that you will not retire. Does that mean you will contain to remain active in politics? Wouldn’t it be better for you to play the role of an elder statesman in the mould of say Nelson Mandela, wielding moral authority and be above politics?”
“To be an elder statesman you must be accepted by all that that is what you are. I am the founder of the PAP and do not pretend to be non-partisan.”

“As we’re talking about the opposition, may I ask, why are you reluctant to open up the system? You don’t see any need for a two-party system?”
“You’re just reflecting the views of the Western-educated intelligentsia that we need an opposition so it can take over the government.”

“The most important thing about a fuse is whether it’s lit or not. The length of the fuse is a trivial matter.”

“More complicated systems of succession and coordination are generally fragile, since in those cases successful power succession relies on successful skill succession. The more robust approach is to aim for skill succession, but enable power succession in its absence or partial success.”

“I feel kind of dumb for not immediately realizing the Russia thing is projection. Specifically, duh they have to accuse someone else of what they’re doing to muddy the waters before someone gives a Name to what they’re doing.”

“The science of war, that constituted the more rational force of Greece and Rome, as it now does of Europe, never made any considerable progress in the East. Those disciplined evolutions which harmonize and animate a confused multitude, were unknown to the Persians. They were equally unskilled in the arts of constructing, besieging, or defending regular fortifications. They trusted more to their numbers than to their courage; more to their courage than to their discipline. The infantry was a half-armed, spiritless crowd of peasants, levied in haste by the allurements of plunder, and as easily dispersed by a victory as by a defeat.”

“What a 50% divorce rate means is that roughly 90% of marriages are unhealthy but 40% aren’t quite unhealthy enough to collapse.”

“One survey found that nearly a third of American Baby Boomer millionaires would rather pass their inheritance to charities than to their own children or government institutions or into future savings. Fifty-seven percent said each generation should earn their own (damn) money (thank you very much).”

“When I was in an important position, they always complimented me, and when I lost this position, they forgot about me and did not keep their promise. Do not trust your position or the amount of money you have, nor your power, nor your intelligence, it will not last.

You are not always who you think you will always be, nothing lasts forever.”


“Dreams and wishes are different things. My wish isn’t my dream.

The moment people classify something as a dream, they misunderstand it as something far away.

Constantly facing reality, understanding the numbers, and fighting thoroughly is what opens a path to one’s wishes. Sobbing must be trampled, resignation must be crushed – that is the one and only path humans can walk.”

 

2018 Aug 08 ~ 14

“Did you know

Chicago has a 83% unresolved murder rate

In 2017, the police solved 114 of the 650 murders that occurred in that same year — just 17.5 percent, according to a Chicago Sun-Times analysis of police data

If you commit murder in Chicago, you will most likely walk free”

“Chicago has more cameras, microphones and other surveillance devices than any other city in the world and they still can’t solve murders. Then who are they watching? Probably their enemies: conservatives.”

“Yes, I wouldn’t recommend trying to murder someone in Chicago while white.”

“I’M ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY
IF I LOSE, SOMEONE’S HACKING
God, they’re like 12 year olds on MMORPGs”

“We would do well to remember that a few thousand pairs of hands were once capable of building the most beautiful cities and the most magnificient cathedrals. The problem of mass unemployment is a problem of industrial ideology, of its outdated political, moral and metaphysical ambitions.

The goals of national education policies, which are still essentially concerned with intellectual and scientific education in the service of an all-embracing industrial utopia, need to be revised, albeit partially. Neither the state nor industry will in future provide enough jobs to emplloy the utterly dependent, disoriented and confused masses released for work after fifteen years of obligatory theoretical and impractical general schooling. Ideall, the goal of obligatory schooling should be to make people independent and reliant on their individual gifts and vocations rather than transforming them into dependent, passive and depressed masses.”

“Doesn’t unpasteurised milk make you sick?”

“Generally speaking, the bacteria in ‘raw’ milk is a lot like the bacteria in yogurt (which is where it came from in the first place), and if left to sit eventually turns into whats known as ‘bonny clabber’. The irony of systemic pasturization is, in killing this bacteria, it precipitates a great release of toxic waste from the dying microorganisms, that results in the milk going rancid, rather than turning to clabber (such that noone even hardly remembers milk being anything but being increasingly foul over time).”

“Tolkien heard in Hamlet ‘the trees will walk like men’ or whatever the line is, and got excited. When Hamlet disappointed him he jolly well went home and wrote up some Ents.

Similarly, the Romans heard the idea of ‘shield wall’ and were all like, “But why isn’t it wall shaped?” They went home and made it actually wall-shaped.”

“What do you do irl when people try to discuss politics with you?”

“agree with whatever they say and change the topic”

“It seems the author had a lot of fun drawing… something. I will not fall in the trap where I start searching for the why.”

“I’d argue deliberately and maliciously withholding information is “stealing” knowledge (bc you have deprived them of knowledge they should rightly be in possession of), except we already have the term and concept “fraud” for that so it’s pretty much moot”

“Why do women like shows about hospitals so much? What’s the big attraction?”

“Shows about hospitals are just shows about people with a lot of money and drug problems that fuck and cheat on each other with literally everybody else in the staff, all of these things represent what women want and like the most, their core values if you will”

“This asshole has been destroying my plum tree”

“borrow a pitbull”

“I want to get rid of the raccoon, not my neighbor’s three children”

“To one Scottish duke, Talleyrand was ‘the most disgusting individual I ever saw. His complexion is that of a corpse considerably advanced in corruption.’ So suave was his duplicity that when death finally overtook him his king reacted to the news with the admiring epitaph, ‘But there is no judging from appearances with Talleyrand!'”

“The BUT WHAT IF IT IS USEFUL attitude sucks and is only bc people are deceived about circle of concern/circle of influence”

“True discrimination is when:

A Christian leader with a small army tries to defend his country against a massive army of invading Muslims & becomes known in history as an evil vampire”

“>peasants knowing what was going on”

“>People halfway around the planet were aware of the Roman empire in 200 AD
>Europeans across the Mediterranean didn’t know what an ottoman was in the 1500s”

“In 2017 The Netherlands was the second biggest exporter of agricultural goods in the world, despite being a rather tiny country. Every single piece of the agricultural tech and know-how they used to achieve this is available to anyone with a smart phone. Not bad.”

“My brother, who is a top-flight sales manager for one of the big insurance firms, and who learned the business from my father, tells me now that the only people he can afford to hire are white men, because they are the only people he can afford to FIRE — or to tell off.

He has a cartload of stories … Especially when he has to go to the big meetings to help improve sales among the various offices in the East (his office is always at the top). One time he told me they had just endured a couple of hours of blather about how to make great salesmen out of lousy salesmen. And he said, straight out, when they asked him what he thought, that he wasn’t going to do a bit of it. All the ladies in attendance were shocked. But my brother laid it on the line.

“There are four classes of salesmen,” he said. “There are the superstars, the pretty good, the mediocre, and the lousy. You are NEVER going to make a star out of the lousy guy. At best you are going to knock yourself out to make him mediocre, and as soon as you stop paying him attention, he’s going to go back being lousy. It is a complete waste of time. You can make the mediocre salesman into a pretty good salesman, but your best use of time is to make the salesman who is already pretty good into a GREAT salesman. That’s what you can do. That’s what pays off.”

At another event he told them flatly that not only would he not have his salesmen follow the advice they were given in the presentation — he did not even want them to see it or hear it, and he would fire anybody who did follow it…. He gets away with this because he knows what he is doing, and he knows that they do not know what they are doing. He says that there are offices managed by women who know about “theories” but who have never knocked on doors in all their lives.”

“Generally appearances are not deceiving, but most people are incompetent at almost everything, which includes reading appearances.”

“If you don’t have time to investigate the ethics of the institutions you’re speaking to, then you don’t have time to speak to them.”

“Doctors won’t make you healthy.

Nutritionists won’t make you slim.

Teachers won’t make you smart.

Gurus won’t make you calm.

Mentors won’t make you rich.

Trainers won’t make you fit.

Ultimately, you have to take responsibility.

Save yourself.”

“You have an strongly vocalized opinion on a topic? Who touched you as a child sweaty?”

“Red Dead Redemption 2 looks neat but I can just imagine the story is going to be an eye-roll fest. Some predictions:

-There’s gonna be a girl character that kicks a lot of ass. Possibly more ass than you. And of course she’ll be very pretty. There will be a minute and a half cutscene of her showing up and shooting a bunch of targets faster/better than everyone else, then raise her eyebrow like “Hmmm, surprised?”

-All the blacks you meet are going to be perfect little angels with some tearjerking story about how they used to be a slave but now they’re in the west and they’re free blah blah blah

-Same goes for the Mexicans too. I’d be shocked if there wasn’t some encounter where Federal troops are hassling some poor family of Dreamers screaming “THIS IS AMERICA NOW, BEANER”. Your character will rescue them and one of the Mexicans will say something like “We didn’t cross the border amigo, the border crossed us.” Probably verbatim.

-A significant antagonist will be a total Donald Trump strawman and be portrayed as some kind of blustering incompetent, likely an oil barron or some kind of railroad magnate.

-Everyone bad will be excessively racist, one-dimensional bigots as a contrast to your worldly and easygoing murdering scoundrel main character.”

“He has a government job. Of course he will be, shall we say, epistemically imperfect.”

“Best way to help others is to reward their good behaviors.”

“potential hires were unwilling to be servants and have masters – increasingly reluctant to be in service even when such jobs were still the best return they could get on their labor.”

Now they take wage-slave jobs which can’t in any way claim to be as dignified as a servant position. But the fact they take these jobs tells us they’re willing to take them, regardless of how much they complain about them.”

“No, it actually ties into one of the biggest issues of modernity: people are motivated by subjectively felt status and that is far lower under a personal master than under an impersonal system. This why people resist government by judgement in favor of government by steam e.g. “I gave you this order, you do it or else” feels far far far lower status than “Sorry, the regulations/policy/laws say you need to do this and that I must insist on it”. It is this kind of… pride? people have, that having a master is shameful and obeying impersonal rules not.”

“They believe that because they’ve been told to believe that.”

“There’s a set of orders I’d follow if I had heard “because I said so” rather than “because it’s company policy”. I can’t think of anything that exists in the obverse set.

Also in my experience, “because I said so” guys also tend to care quite a bit more about what I think.”

“To be fair, the worst examples of ‘because I said so’ are really bad, whereas the company policy ones tend to max out at existentially horrifying.”

“The worst thing that can happen isn’t that you die.
The worst thing that can happen is if you don’t die.”

“Nice library. Is one of these a trick book?”
“How so?
“Like you pull it off the shelf and a hidden door opens.”
“Oh. Yeah, all of them.”

“You can have the mind or you can have the moment.”
“Induction vs Deduction
World measures the Mind vs Mind measures the World”

“The further I get, the more I realize macroeconomics is a combination of voodoo complex systems and politics. You can find macroeconomists that take every side of every argument. I think that discipline, because it doesn’t make falsifiable predictions, which is the hallmark of science, it’s become corrupted. You never have the counterexample on the economy. Because there’s so much data, people kind of cherry-pick for whatever political narrative they’re trying to push. To the extent that people spend all their time watching the macro economy or the fed forecasts or which way the stocks are going to go the next year, is it going to be a good year or bad year, that’s all junk. It’s no better than astrology. In fact, it’s probably even worse because it’s less entertaining. It’s just more stress-inducing. I think of macroeconomics as a junk science.”

“You know, Journey [to Sovngarde] is cool and all.

But why wait? When I could have my stuff now?”

“People say that the reason people should be able to ban people from stores for having unpopular political opinions, but not for being an unpopular race, is because you can change your political opinion but you cannot change your race.”

“thanks to the rainbow crowd, it is now actually harder to change your political opinion than to change your race.”

“Pedestrian fatalities have surged 46% since reaching their lowest point in 2009. A total of 5,987 pedestrian fatalities in 2016. May get worse, with more bicyclists, scooters, segways. etc. crowding the sidewalk. Act for safety locally!”

“Go get in a car crash dipshit

Absolutely zero patience for people who talk pedestrian fatalities without mentioning the cars that are killing them. Expected better from Mr “unsafe at any speed””

“cyclists regularly ride in the middle of the care lane in my city. They don’t even pay attention.”

“Annoying but shouldn’t be an issue if YOU’RE paying attention–a careless biker is a nuisance, a careless driver is a lethal threat, *even to people–drivers, bikers, pedestrians–who are being careful*”

“Streets are designed for cars, not bicycles. Pure hubris biking down the middle of one. Would you walk down the middle of the street & expect people to slow down & go around you?”

“This dude really out here trying to get permission to murder people lmao”

“You bicycle hobbyists have a death wish is all. Stupid entitled people.”

“>When you tell drivers to pay attention to the road”

“If you don’t think your ideas are good enough to win changing demographics like immigrants or youth over then maybe you don’t have as much faith in those ideas as you claim”

““Dad, why isn’t the neighborhood as safe as I remember it?”

“People like this, son.””

“If you can’t lay down, and do absolutely nothing, fearing that that might mean that the world doesn’t by itself goes absolutely perfectly your way, maybe your ideas aren’t good / your ideas aren’t true / you’re not a real man / you have a small dick / etc.”

“Black people considers themselves as underdogs in the West because of slavery.

Japanese people (for whatever reason) love a good underdog story. It’s their fetish. You see it everywhere in stories.

Thus, black people overwhelming enjoy anime because anime triggers the same emotions of overcoming insurmountable odds.

It’s why they enjoyed Dragon Ball Z so much.”

“US foreign policy ventures have rarely failed because Americans did not understand their enemies. They failed time and again because Americans did not understand the true interests and intentions of their allies.”

“In the Anti-Federalist Paper 10 “A Farmer” describes 3 classes of people interests in the newly proposed government, saying that eventually the model proposed would yield necessarily to only 2 classes. First the business and mercantile class, who he says will fear and distrust government intensely despite making every effort to entangle itself into it. Second the idealogue and interest seeker who wants to commandeer the government to serve their needs at the expense of people they couldn’t control through willful means. Third and finally, the people upon whom the burden of government “will press where it should scarcely be felt”. Consisting of “the greater multitudes” of the country with barely a third the resources “infoelix pecus” (lit. unhappy cattle) are those whose daily bread and shelter are dependent on #1 or 2 and will be swept away by either side in short time.”

“The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.”

“Romans used feet and miles. A bunch of failed communist states used metric.”

“[M]etric was the developmentally challenged babby of the french chimpout in the late 1700s. The even made a metric calendar with 100 day months.”

“I have the same problem with metric though that Tolkien had with Esperanto. It has no culture. He went out of his way to give every language he made have history and meaning and even initially praised the development of esperanto but when he saw decades later that it was just a language with no root in any new traditions or history he became disgusted by it.

Literally every unit in imperial and all the other fringe measurement system has a reason behind it’s use. I’d rather adopt the Incan hexadecimal system before I took the “hurr durr but I have 10 fingers” standardized to the diameter of earth and the properties of water rootless cosmopolitan system.”

“”Demographics isnt destiny” pleads the political class that lost California, lost Virginia, is losing Texas, and has been made irrelevant in nearly every major city due to demographics.”

“Colorado and Denver have a lot going on there. Cheyenne mountain, Buckley USAF Base, DIA, US Mint, Florence ADMAX, central traintracks/airport/freeways, continentally center… ppl don’t really know CO is kind of the best kept secret, probably the most secure state in the Union.”

“>know to pit worker against worker so they settle for lower wages and don’t contest your power

>hire a bunch of foreigners who don’t know the local language or conditions and have only each other”

“Did they forget they had a latina since DoA4 or Xtreme?”

“She’s an attractive woman, that’s really toxic and problematic, sweetie.”

“Before shadowbanning, twitter was a place where the nerd could roll up to the popular kid, beat them up and take their lunch money. We can’t have that, now can we? Especially not in a democracy.

Normie merchant-caste members play at intellectual dominance. Sophists are a scholar clan, and as rulers they’ve made the appearance of scholarliness high status. This is a real problem for the normies when a genuine intellectual shows up.”

“The list of demands are high, but… the rewards are nothing.”

>Play nippon game where all the girls are craving my dick
>gets called misogynistic, male fantasy etc.
>Play Bioware game where literally everything is craving my dick
>gets called progressive
Just because some dudes want my dick doesn’t mean it’s any less cheap and trashy”

“Just like everything in life, anything that benefits women is good and anything that benefits men is sexist. You should know this by now”

“It appears that, in terms of negative light, there are three kinds of people: those who bullshit, those who pussyfoot, and those who are arrogant.”

“But thus I counsel you, my friends: Mistrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful. They are people of a low sort and stock; the hangmen and the bloodhound look out of their faces. Mistrust all who talk much of their justice! Verily, their souls lack more than honey. And when they call themselves the good and the just, do not forget that they would be pharisees, if only they had-power.”

“You see they use actual oranges, at least they are supposed to, they extract the juice and remove all the oxygen so it doesnt spoil, this also removes the taste, and ends up as sugary water with no fiber or vitamins or anything, so they add “orange” extract that gives it orange juice taste back. and then also artificial vitamin c. And voilà you got “orange juice”, you can technically call it actual orange juice because the orange extract counts as orange.”

“”I can’t tell if I feel healthier or not, so I need a half-dozen expensive tests to tell me.” Dude, if you can’t tell without three scientists and a backup band, then it’s not worth the effort.”

“The boar piglets will someday forget their civilization, forget their language, and live an easy life as wild beasts.”

“automation can break down, humans can be replaced quickly.”

“Rudolf the Reindeer: a story about how nobody cares about you, only what you can do for them, and the fact you can flip hate to love by getting the big man’s endorsement.

So wholesome.”

“No one would care about mindless progmobs without the threat of career ruination. They would be as inconsequential as a column of ants. It is obedient employers who give them power. Businessmen, not meth-mouthed antifa, are the left’s enforcers.”

“when you have to signal so hard you never even mention wtf you’re talking about”

“One of the most infamous and ridiculous capitalist lies against the Soviet Union is that the Russian workers are ‘exploited.’ How can they possibly be ‘exploited’ when there is no ruling, owning class, no class to get a rake-off from the worker’s production?”

“SJWs go for HR positions
HR positions hire people based on SJW ideology
Company becomes full of SJWs because only SJWs get hired.”

“because sales isn’t about the product, it’s about the relationship, and women and alpha males are better at relationships, while everyone else is busy outing hypocrisy.”

“Imagine a large corporate machine mobilized to get you to buy something you don’t need at a tremendously inflated cost, complete with advertising, marketing, and branding that says you’re not hip if you don’t have one, but when you get one you discover it’s of poor quality and obsolete in ten months. That’s a BA.”

“Must be one of those polls where they ask a bunch of people holding signs outside of an abortion clinic how they feel and then report that “most Americans are pro-life.””
“You mean the same way all polling is done?”

“Predictability is the root of all banality.”

>gonna need a bigger boat
>old man and the sea

when neither you nor your audience knows the reference, you can get away with anything.”

“Passepartout might have cudgelled his brain for a century without hitting upon the real object which the detective had in view.”

“”The valves are not sufficiently charged!” he exclaimed. “We are not going. Oh, these English! If this was an American craft, we should blow up, perhaps, but we should at all events go faster!”

“Even should what you say be true – if my master is really the robber you are seeking for – which I deny, I have been, am, in his service; I have seen his generosity and goodness; and I will never betray him – not for all the gold in the world. I come from a village where they don’t eat that kind of bread!”

“I recall that at some press event a few months after launch, Colin was asked by someone, “How do you feel about the veteran players from GW1 who are disappointed with the stark departure GW2 makes from it?”

To which he answered: “Well, they can still go play GW1.”

It was a giant fucking cock slap. We, the GW1 players, who made GW2 FUCKING POSSIBLE, were completely thrown aside in favor of the casual masses who are only going to fuck off to the next shiny game that comes out.

And a good lot of them already have, what with Wildstar and ESO out now.

Let’s be honest, anyone who is retarded enough to actually think GW2 is a good game and play it for more than half a year are braindead enough to also think ESO is good.”

“Hmm, isn’t it weird how just as soon as women entered the workforce it became completely impossible for a family to achieve the American dream without the woman in the workforce? Turns out that part of the drive to get women into the workforce was driven by… the workforce owners. Get it? Whenever you don’t understand geopolitics just ask yourself where the lowest labor costs are, and wait for the headlines to read “human rights issues.”

Of course women should be paid the same and should do whatever they want, but the point here is that that is a coincident benefit, the other purpose of it is to have a larger pool of labor willing to do jobs too good for Mexican illegals and not good enough for American men, i.e work in retail. Is it really liberating for women to work at Bebe but not be able to afford to shop at Bebe? Or is it just stupid, except for Bebe, which derives the full value of their employees’ sex for $12/hr?”

“i can respect the item modelling a lot more than i can the person modelling”
“why?”
“do i have to be able to explain everything i think nig
opinions sometimes change when theyre being worded, like an observer effect
sometimes they cant be worded at all
like the organ harvesting thing.
actually
most things cant be worded
most words are just hiding the fact that there are no words
“why do you want to fuck”
“because my dick gets hard”
“why does your dick get hard”
well fuck if i know”

“As the tiresome, finger-waggling schoolmarms of all ideologies reliably point out, no one “needs” sex. This facile observation is obvious: no one will die of celibacy, and yet this denies something fundamental. Sex in this context was always a proxy for romantic love.

Who could be so full of contempt for their fellows as to claim that one has no need for love? After all, no one needs art or poetry or music either, not precisely, not imminently, not right this second or else…

But as with any fetish, a body part becomes a proxy for a body: erotic love, which is quantifiable, becomes a proxy for romantic love, which is not. Most people lack the language to diagnose the problem, which is to say they have a faulty mental model.

[…] The truth is that sex is never just sex, and when you treat it that way you debase yourself, and despite much protestation to the contrary, the implicit deal always was and always will be, “if I have sex with you, then in return you will love me””

“I have had a few people DM me and say, “you talk about things I have been dancing around in my mind”, or “you say things I feel I am on the edge of understanding” if you feel that way you are probably hiding ignorance from yourself behind pretty words.

Instead of looking at the world, you are relying on symbols that were given to you, and they make you feel smart. When you struggle to explain your beliefs about the world (even just in your head), the problem isn’t that you can’t express yourself, it’s that you did not see”

“We love when we learn something counterintuitive—we tell it to all our friends. Inverting a norm gives you power. If others accept your inversion, then you are Moses, leading them into the wilderness. The more foundational the norm, the more power you generate when you blow it up”

“Nothing, not genocide, not chemical warfare—nothing—is more abhorrent to the progressive left than this idea: the restriction of sexual freedom. All of their most treasured laws and saints revolve around it. They worship sexual release. Their holiest sacrament, the murder of the unborn, is a twisted echo of the sacrifice of Christ, the life of an innocent given as atonement for the sins of others. Abortion mothers repeat the words of Christ but grimly, “this is my body…””

“In a few moments, with cries and oaths, a bomb appeared on the poop-deck. The bomb was Captain Speedy. It was clear that he was on the point of bursting. “Where are we?” were the first words his anger permitted him to utter. Had the poor man been an apoplectic, he could never have recovered from his paroxysm of wrath.
“Where are we?” he repeated, with purple face.
“Seven hundred and seven miles from Liverpool,” replied Mr. Fogg, with imperturbable calmness.
“Pirate!” cried Captain Speedy.
“I have sent for you, sir-”
“Pickaroon!”
“-sir,” continued Mr. Fogg, “to ask you to sell me your vessel.”
“No! By all the devils, no!”
“But I shall be obliged to burn her.”
“Burn the Henrietta!”
“Yes; at least the upper part of her. The coal has given out.”
“Burn my vessel!” cried Captain Speedy, who could scarcely pronounce the words. “A vessel worth fifty thousand dollars!”
“Here are sixty thousand,” replied Phileas Fogg, handing the captain a roll of bank-bills. This had a prodigous effect on Andrew SPeedy. An American can scarcely remain unmoved at the sight of sixty thousand dollars. The captain forgot in an instant his anger, his imprisonment, and all his grudges against his passenger. The Henrietta was twenty years old; it was a great bargain. The bomb would not go off after all. Mr. Fogg had taken away the match.
“And I shall still have the iron hull,” said the captain in a softer tone.
“The iron hull and the engine. Is it agreed?”
“Agreed.”

“Humans have the ability to speak and listen to each other in a way no other organism does.

As far as we know, nothing in the known universe rivals our ability to transmit information.

And since the dawn of creation, what has sex been but the transmission of information?”

“you need to sentence people to death for this kind of stuff because you can’t govern a fucking nation this way. Once people get even the inkling of an idea that willfully violating secrecy protocols in the most sensitive roundtables is something that you can just “walk away” from, your state is fucking doomed”

“seriously who the fuck cares about this Stormy Daniels nonsense? Blacks don’t care (if anything it probably drives the minimal amount of “antagonistic respect” that they have for him), hispanics don’t give a shit (because it doesn’t relate to their ambitions for conquering the US which is the only thing that motivates their electoral behavior), grassroots white leftists don’t care about it. The only people who care about it are jews (for purely cynical reasons) and evangelical moms in kansas who will forever vote Republican anyways because Jeebus Cuckrist died for Trumps sins and the only thing that matters is abortion anyways.

Stormy Daniels DOES NOT CONVINCE EVEN A SINGLE PERSON TO CHANGS THEIR VOTE”

“You can’t understand the modern world fully because you are of the modern world. Only by establishing familiarity and a safe haven outside the modern world can you begin to do this. Our ancestors did this by studying the saints, the ancients, establishing a place outside the now. They could also establish a mental place outside the now by familiarization with an ancient language: Classical Chinese, Ancient Greek, Hebrew. Armed with the ability to observe the modern world from outside they could begin to understand it. We on the other hand, have lost this. […] I learned English by myself not to have arguments with rude people on Twitter but to access a place outside of the modern world. I don’t look down on anime fans for this reason: their obsession is an instinctual understanding that their modern world and its mythology is broken. So whether your place outside the modern world is the torah, a hadith, a saint’s teaching, a sutra, the artisanal making of soaps, or anime, it all works the same: a method to find out what is broken in the modern world, and perhaps to find inspiration as to how to fix it.”

“Yesterday’s vices:
– Gambling
– Drugs
– Prostitution

Today’s vices:
– Racism
– Sexism
– ?

Yesterday’s vices have to do with managing self-control.
Today’s vices have to do with saying people are equal.

Yesterday’s vices were actions: nothing happens so long as you don’t do it.
Today’s vices are thoughts: everything will happen if you don’t keep doing it.

It also appears yesterday had a better grasp on what human nature was.

Might have to do with focusing on things they could see and working from there.”

“Feudalism worked fantastically well. No wonder they were so eager to get rid of it.”

2018 Jul 30 ~ Aug 07

“i didnt know wowex liked cute and lewd things too”
“who doesnt like cute things”
“feminists
and most people who talk politics”
“those arent people”

“the separation of aesthetics from ideology was a mistake”
“It’s the nature of the times is it not? If: there is a modern renaissance man, Then: chances are, they conversant in the quality aesthetics of the period. And, nowadays, most contemporary products of the legacy media to day most certainly aren’t quality.”
“so what you’re really saying
is that the anime right is the future!”

“There are some people who’s minds are not equipped to find much of anything very compelling; they see little joy in any particular activity, in fact, they hate life and want to die. Unfortunately, ones capacity for the inception of meaning is only tangential to ones capacity for insecurity, so these people, rather than having the decency to off themselves alone, want to take everyone else with them too.

In modern times, such personages sometimes find themselves with the label of ‘liberal’.”

“i also want to die
but i like cute things”

“Then there’s hope for you yet”

“Daily reminder that if you are not a boomer with hundreds of millions of dollars, you are living on a level of existence lower than even the most wretched of fungi and algae. There are species of moss not even discovered by scientists yet which receive more recognition and acknowledgement than you.”

>”Polk County Sheriff’s Office now wants all child workers polygraph tested”
Polygraphs can’t detect lies. They detect duress which only occurs if someone is afraid of being caught.
Polygraphs are an FBI meme like fiber comparison and will do 2 things:
1. False positive and catch innocent people
2. Create a false sense of security that will allow predators to infiltrate institutions”

>”Polk County Sheriff’s Office now wants all child workers polygraph tested”

Polk County Sheriff’s Office wants all people who work with children to be the type of people who can pass polygraph tests.”

“No streaming service has been able to match the breadth and depth of a decades-old video store — at least not yet. Netflix’s disc rental service included 93,000 titles as of 2015 — a comparable library to somewhere like Eddie Brandt’s. But, disc rental isn’t a priority for Netflix: in 2016, they spent almost $1 billion promoting their streaming platform, but the physical rental service “doesn’t even have a marketing budget,” reports AP News.

And, even with 125 million streaming subscribers, Netflix still relies on physical media more than one might assume. AP News notes that Netflix makes “an operating profit of roughly 50 percent on DVD subscriptions, after covering the expense of buying discs and postage to and from its distribution centers…DVD profits have helped subsidize Netflix’s streaming expansion outside the U.S., a push that has accumulated losses of nearly $1.5 billion during the past five years [2011–2016.] The DVD service has made $1.9 billion during the same period, enabling Netflix to remain profitable.””

“If it wasn’t stolen, that day it was reported stolen”

“Everyone should have a Swiss bank account.
Except the Swiss. They should bank from Singapore.”

“Under socialism, the client was the worker. Alas, the poor devil was only just now rising up out of the ooze. In the meantime, the architect, the artist, and the intellectual would arrange his life for him. To use Stalin’s phrase, they would be the engineers of his soul. In his apartment blocks in Berlin for employees of the Siemens factory, the soul engineer Gropius decided that the workers should be spared high ceilings and wide hallways, too, along with all of the various outmoded objects and decorations. High ceilings and wide hallways and “spaciousness” in all forms were merely more bougeois grandiosity, expressed in voids rather than solids. Seven-foot ceilings and thirty-six-inch-wide hallways were about right […] for re-creating the world.”

“One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak. Humility is best expressed through a love of grandeur. It is pride which manifests itself in minimalism.”

“He didn’t say weaker. The implication is that sweet, pleasant, and polite does not mean too weak to be anything bu a doormat.”
“We could use more doormats in these days.”
“Sounds like a winning pitch. You go with that!”
“There’s no winning if you have to pitch.”
“I suppose that depends on your definition of winning. If you get a cold, flat, inert doormat in your bed, what have you won?”
“The empty hope that a loud woman will be good in bed has destroyed many good men.”

“The Spanish Crown’s official and secret ‘master map’ was updated by Spanish explorers under penalty of death.”

“By now, ship’s instruments were so accurate that a single journey could provide good maps of new lands. The continents’ interiors, however, are a completely different story…”

“It is no coincidence that the rise of the foresight industry takes places in the late 1960s/70s — the very moment when high modernist confidence in technological fixes gives way to a deep anxiety about the rise of wicked problems.”

“These men are the Instagram husbands. Men who do nothing but take photos of their wife on vacation, so she can convince other women on social media that their life is more fun.

Don’t be these guys.”

“It really doesn’t surprise me when science validates every single piece of game theory. When you read the origins of game, it was basically nothing more than what was probably the world’s largest trial and error experiment ever performed. You just had a bunch of guys, from all over the world, on internet news groups, out every night talking to women, trying different strategies and tactics, then sharing the results. They did this for about a ten year time period and were able to come up with a pretty accurate theory that was later published for public inspection for the first time in The Game. It may be one of the greatest scientific undertaking since the Manhattan Project and no one who was a “researcher” in the experiment had any idea.”

“After spending ~5 to ~10 minutes filling it out I get this message.

This item is only eligble for Amazon Verified Purchase Reviews.

What a waste of my time! I bought the thing, Amazon knows this, so what is this about “Amazon Verified Purchase reviews”

Note that I only got this message AFTER trying to leave a 2 star review. What would have happend if I had left a more positive review? Would that be allowed?”

“Travis rues the experience, and the stellar reviews that led him to purchase the faulty lock in the first place. He didn’t realize it at the time, he says, but he’s now certain that those glowing reviews were paid for. And that many of the people who gave the trigger lock excellent reviews may never have opened the package in the first place.

Travis is certain of this because he himself is now a prolific paid reviewer. He writes Amazon reviews for money, and he commissions others to do the same — for a company that approached him online. (Note: Amazon is one of NPR’s financial sponsors.)

“I don’t think it’s right that people can write fake reviews on products,” Travis says. “But I need the money.””

“I feel Gen Z is gonna be the most unpredictable generation because they go from being a Marxist-Leninist to Catholic Ultra-royalist and vice versa after watching 2 youtube videos.”

“9/11 conspiracy theories are a psyop to make you believe it’s impossible to change the world forever with 20 weirdos, a bit of cash, and a half baked scheme”

“If we got rid of straws, then what would Robert Mueller possibly have left to grasp on to?”

“In 1932 the London Zoo commissioned a new penguin pool from modernist architect Berthold Lubetkin, who took full advantage of what was still a novel building material: reinforced concrete. It was praised by art and architecture critics for its radical simplicity; one professor even aspired to live in a similar structure, forcing him to simplify his needs. David Hancocks, the widely respected former director of Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, looks back in horror: “No one asked the penguins how they enjoyed having to simplify their needs to live each day in their minimalist pit.” The structure was even designated a national landmark, perpetuating its use until 2003, long after it should have been retired. It now stands empty, having achieved an even more perfect minimalism without any penguins in residence.

In 2011 the London Zoo opened Penguin Beach. It is large enough to sustain an entire breeding colony while deep enough to allow extensive diving and swimming. It uses textures that mimic Antarctic surfaces, with both rocky and sandy beaches for the breeding grounds preferred by respective penguin species.”

“Writing is an exercise discovering which thoughts are merely your own rather than everyone’s, then learning how to make them everyone’s.”

“The more I study the history of intellectuals, the more they seem like a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization bit by bit — replacing what works with what sounds good.”

“200 years ago, when America’s population was less than a thirtieth of what it is now, the market for dense, complex books (Last of Mohicans) was the same size as the current market for disposable fluff books.”

“USA
– claims it’s a democracy/republic
– Public School History Books (PSHB) say it’s a democracy/republic
USSR
– claims it’s communist
– PSHB say it’s communist
Italy under Mussolini
– claims it’s fascist
– PSHB say it’s fascist

Germany under Hitler
– claims it’s national socialist
– PSHB say it’s totalitarian

??????????????????????”

“Honey I’m pregnant!”
“Am I really going to be a father?!”
“Just so you know I can kill the baby anytime my body my choice!”
“Ok, I’m out. Your body so your responsibility.”
“What?! How can you neglect the child when it clearly is yours too!”

“With the Greek wildfires raging on the Island of Santorini now, the donkeys there have had to carry tourists and disabled, sick and elderly locals alike to safety.
Because of the hot temperatures, the Greek summer sun, and greater than usual workload, the donkeys have had to work harder than they are normally accustomed to.

This has prompted animal rights activists the world over to call for either an end to using the donkeys to transport others to safety or weight limits on who and what they carry.

It is sad that we even have to speak out against the idea of allowing the weakest people among us to burn to death in their homes or while on vacation, but let me let you in on a little secret – the Mediterranean Donkey is a TANK. They have carried immense loads across the mountains and plains of Greece, Sicily, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Malta, the Balearic Islands, Spain, Portugal, Anatolia and elsewhere for thousands and thousands of years. They’re attuned to this type of work.

These sturdy, faithful little friends know instinctually that their homes and their people are in danger, and they are ready to help.

So no. We won’t be letting people burn to death. And shame on you for even suggesting it.”

>America is facing a truck driver shortage – and it’s going to cost you
The horror. Higher wages are coming!!”

“Last month autonomous vehicles were going to eliminate driving jobs”

“What started as an intuitive understanding of norms and shared suffering eventually became meaningless ritual. Without violent resolution to create clear winners and losers, all norms had lost their functional character and, instead, we found ourselves leveraging the attention economy to evaluate status and supremacy. The symbols of the culture, crucial to identification and context acquisition, became more important to defend than the experiences the culture created. Protecting whatever mythology that managed to game the Skinner box the most effectively became a higher priority than protecting the people that made up the fabric of that mythology. The individual contributions to steer the mythology of the tribe went from dark mystical work to a fumbling pseudoscience to the weekend activity of a bored script kiddie. Few properly recognized what was happening, but I believed because of this gradual reality replacement, we had unwittingly slipped into a cult. We no longer owned our communal outcomes and, instead, we served the Web 2.0 technopriest caste: We create the content, they collect the paycheck.”

“sufficiently advanced hedonism is indistinguishable from suicide”

“Does a rowdy politician have to be put down? Does an impatient general need to be put into check? Does an entertainer with a loud mouth need to be silenced? You could assassinate any one of these theoretical players, but then you have to contend with their remaining influence networks and now you have a whole mess on your hands that will take decades to manage. It’s best if these players of influence managed themselves. What if blackmail could be planted on these players in a way which would destroy the social and political reputation of powerful people and decouple them from their influence? If that were possible, then that player can be made to play by the rules, even if it was against their own interests. If a whole network of blackmailed assets were made in such a manner, you could steer geopolitical ambitions in a more predictable and managed way.”

“All art, thought, and writing created in the service of “dialogue” is invalid.”

““Problems” were indeed viewed completely differently. Americans like to respond “no problem” when asked how things are going. One phrase known and used with gusto by every early member of NUMMI was the Japanese word for “no problem,” which, when spoken with a typical American accent, sounded pretty much like “Monday night.” So when Japanese trainers tried to ask how certain problems were being handled, American NUMMI employees could be heard all over the plant cheerily shouting, “Monday night!” The response to this by the Japanese was, “No problem is problem.” There are always problems, or issues that require some kind of “countermeasure” or better way to accomplish a given task. And seeing those problems is the crux of the job of the manager.

The first case I know of a Toyota manager issuing the now-famous Japanese English edict of “No problem is problem!” was Susumu Uchikawa. As general manager of production control — arguably Toyota’s area of most unique operational expertise — Uchikawa had a team of six very smart, midlevel GM managers working for him. Being very smart, young GM managers, they had a ready response whenever Uchikawa asked them to report on how things were proceeding — “No problem!” The last thing they wanted was their boss sticking his nose into their problems. Finally Uchikawa exploded, “No problem is problem! Managers’ job is to see problems!”

The famous tools of the Toyota Production System are all designed around making it easy to see problems, easy to solve problems, and easy to learn from mistakes. Making it easy to learn from mistakes means changing our attitude toward them. That is the lean cultural shift.”

“Literally every fucking hoe around me will make up stories about being raped or sexually assaulted and afterwards go brag about fucking random dudes and if I ever bring this up they all get mad and go RAPE CULTURE RAPE CULTURE”

“JBP is right in that neither left nor right are inherently evil.
So why is it all the evil ideas land on the left?

On average, you can’t convince the right of anything, virtuous or vicious. Their beliefs are almost static. Ergo, if someone is pushing evil, by elimination, it must…”

“I am white. I have white privilege. That’s not inflammatory, nor provocative. It’s not racist, nor dismissive. It’s not condescending, nor insulting. I also have cis-het, male, class privilege. It’s factual, not controversial. What counts is the continual work to be better.”

“Observe a progressive praying in his natural habitat.”

“Woman tries to seduce cop and then files rape or assault charges when turned down? Many such cases!

The fact that women pivot so effortlessly between seduction and accusations should make you think about #MeToo”

“”There are lots of other teachings in the Catholic church that not everybody abides by,” he said. “Is practicing birth control a mortal sin? If true there would be a lot of couples in mortal sin.”

“Narrator’s voice: there are a lot of couples in mortal sin

“Why, if THAT’S a mortal sin, then I’m a mortal sinner!”

Yes, correct, what is so hard to grasp about this exactly

“How can something be against the law if I personally do it?””

“neo-nazis: duhhh the elite and the gov exist to serve the masses

Hitler: It seems that people should make sacrifices for their great men as a matter of course. A nation’s only true fortune is its great men. A great man is worth a lot more than a thousand million in the State’s coffers. A man who’s privileged to be the Head of a country couldn’t make a better use of his power than to put it at the service of talent. If only the Party will regard it as its main duty to discover and encourage the talents! It’s the great men who express a nation’s soul.”

“All this fuss because in the globalist, multicultural, secular, neoliberal world we aren’t evolved to inhabit, nobody can come up with a compelling story to live your life by.

The Left peddles Panglossian narratives about contemporary enlightened values (which jibe nicely with the needs of capitalism), the horrors of our atrocious past, but with reminders of all that’s left to fix, with orthodoxy enforced by taboo. The Right attempts atavistic revivals of the symbols that once drove society–family, patria, religion, tribe–but even they don’t really believe them (or believe forms so warped our ancestors wouldn’t recognize them).

Into the the breach step guru-opportunists like Jordan Peterson, repackaging the mythopoeic men’s movement from the 90s for modern millennial ears.

Or those rehashing Marcus Aurelius for the Stoicism-as-a-Service industry.

Whatever it takes to keep the abyss at bay.”

“”Is it creepy if an unattractive girl shows interest in a guy? When you think about it like that, it just seems…unkind. Calling a guy creepy if he just showed interest but didn’t really do anything wrong – it’s just unkind. It’s sort of nasty. That’s my take on that.”
SEX IS A SIN
IF YOU WANT SEX YOU’RE A SINNER
but if you don’t have sex you’re a loser :^)”

“”Explain your shit america. How come japs make more patriotic games featuring america than america themselves?”

>Most American game of all time
>Made by Japs
>Never released on America
What the fuck”

“Showing any pride outside of black or being a faggot is looked down upon.”
“I personally think our focus is in the wrong place. Devs think that “Uncle Sam kicking slavic ass” is patriotic, because its cool, but it just makes us look like tools.”
“patriotism is low-status in the US”
“It might also be the fear of being labeled a Right Wing Extremist.”
“The only people who are patriotic now are rednecks and “ironic” hipsters.””

“Men love women, but I truly believe that women are incapable of what we men call love. “Greater love hath no man than that he lay down his life for his friends.” How many women are willing to die for their husbands, friends, country, or comrades in arms? Damn few, if any.”

“Climate experts predicted all 1,196 Maldives islands will drown by 2018. So far their forecast is only off by 1,196 islands.”

“i want you to look directly at adam sandler, and then look back at me and say the words “capitalism rewards creative innovation” straight to my face”

“That’s just a great example of Jewish nepotism.”

“Aka capitalism”

“She is right in the apolitical things. The fraternization between devs and players must stop and the best way to do it is putting devs behind the PR wall. It’s abusive for decent devs who must serve as customer service 24/7. I was always on this position, mostly because of not so decent devs who use these venues to conspire with goldsellers and other game monetizers.

Why is this dangerous? Because Jessica is on the way to become a champion of fighting against this cancerous fraternization and can use her status to also spread her SJW agenda. She fills her speech with completely wrong and unrelated parts about how “marginalized” devs are abused – when a male dev was fired with her. Her take on that is absolutely wrong. No one goes after a dev because of race and gender, but because the dev isn’t catering to that customer and he feels entitled to – mostly because he sees other customers being catered to. It’s possible or even likely that when he starts throwing abuse, it will contain racist and sexist slurs. But not because the person is racist or sexist, but because he assumes this will hurt the target. […]

So now, she will use her fame and credit earned fighting something genuinely bad to push the feminist lies that women and racial minorities are targeted on the internet or the gaming industry, when there isn’t anything like that. Like in gamergate, the focus will change from a valid problem to SJW agenda items like cyberbullying and “racism” and “sexism”.”

“What is the dumbest thing you believed as a child?”

“That I would be happy as a grown up.”

>American workers see 1st wage growth in 2 decades, business growing for 1st time in 3 decades
“REV UP THOSE INTEREST RATES BOYS””
“Wouldn’t want them to be able to save a dollar.
Hopefully the economy crashes and everyone loses their houses”
“This is actually exactly what they want. Look at the 2008 crash. They gave out High interest loans left and right for anybody that asked, collected twice what the house was worth, and then foreclosed and took the house at half what the house was worth. Now they had twice as much money AND an asset deed AND a debt account that’s never going to close so they can beg the government for a trillion dollars or else the economy is over.

there’s no pending financial crisis that they need to stop by raising interest rates, it’s just time to run free_money_algorithm.exe on the economy again.”

“Can we unilaterally the declare that the semantic fight about whether certain European countries are ‘capitalist’ or ‘socialist’ is the dumbest argument on political twitter?

Nobody disagrees on the facts and it’s just a shouting match about which words we use.”

“I really wish these fights were meaningless.

To elaborate: fights over labels and definitions feels dumb and pointless from a rational perspective, but it’s extremely important in terms of unfocused rhetoric. The lumping, splitting and tweaking of concepts determines how we look at single examples, what debts, credits and connotations they get by default, and what other things they’re associated with. It also determines what rules we apply and even what we notice the first place.

And we all know this. Hence the fights, the neverending fights over “racism”, “socialism”, “free speech” etc. They’re worth fighting over because they’re valuable. They’re the naval choke points and strategic oil reserves of the English language.”

“When does a boy become a man, in your opinion?”

“The first time he realizes there is not a single soul on earth, short of himself, who cares about his pain”

“Crucial context here from @juliacarriew into the Sarah Jeong situation.

Since [Craigslist], Google, and Facebook killed their local advertising business model, elements of the press have stoked hate for clicks.”

“You should need a fucking prescription for baby formula. The fact that this shit is even legal to be advertised is a crime against humanity

Imagine the collective suffering caused by baby formular. Depending on where you are in the bell curve and what the rest of your talent stack looks like, 5 IQ points can be the difference between being middle class or upper class. It could be the difference between becoming an engineer or ending up in some shitty mid level management position. Just a few IQ points can be the difference between achieving your dreams or being stuck in mediocrity for your entire fucking life.

It’s such a ruthlessly abominable attack against the species itself just so rootless cosmopolitan corporations can make an extra buck”

“Give me a lever long enough, and a place to stand, and I will move the earth.”

“There’s a few that realize she fits right in at the NYT. The vast majority seem to want to ‘maintain standards’. […] Just be glad you don’t have to work there. Imagine the bilious souls of folk who invent rancid bile on a deadline. Imagine having to deal with them all day, every day.”

“The America I want to see:
Everyone has a big screen tv and no one is racist.”

“The America I want to see:
No one has a big screen tv and everyone is racist.”

“Reminder that Berkeley is so bad at environmentalism that they have Transit-Oriented Undevelopment: houses everywhere EXCEPT NEAR THE ACTUAL SUBWAY STATION, which is devoted instead to a four-block sea of asphalt for parking”

“The main problem with school mathematics is that there are no probl ems. Oh, I know what passes for problems in math classes, these insipid ‘exercises.’ ‘Here is a type of problem. Here is how to solve it. Yes it will be on the test. Do exercises 1-35 odd for homework.’ What a sad way to learn mathematics: to be a trained chimpanzee.”

“Haha… yes. But winning arguments only produces sore losers. Patiently make your case, again and again, in the simplest possible terms, using big colorful pictures if needed. Eventually even the most rabid Prog will get it, and hopefully think it was his own idea from the start.”

“Men like variety and women understand that, so they try their best to look like different people every day.”

“Alex Jones banned by Facebook, Apple, Google, and Spotify.

If only those four companies comprised a catchy acronym.”

“In the northlands, the word “god” was used to describe anything beyond a human’s ability to engage.”

“Family status conservation is the strongest force in the universe. Compound interest has nothing on it.”

“This isn’t always mentioned in histories, but a lot of what Japan did in the Pacific made no sense at all.

For example, the Japanese occupied lots of islands. After their local naval and air forces had been defeated, we only needed a few of those islands for bases. We generally just let the Japanese forces on the islands we didn’t need sit there, usually till the end of the war. Some farmed and fished, some starved.

But island-hopping had important strategic fallout. There was only one way to send any supplies to places like Rabaul – submarines. Of course, they couldn’t carry enough cargo to make any difference – they sure couldn’t feed 100,000 men – but you gotta do something, right? This took most of the Japanese submarine fleet out of the war.”

“Harden argues that genetic inequality is unfair, and so -> redistribution. The earlier argument was that everybody is really the same, and so -> redistribution. I’m pretty sure that if the astronomers found that an asteroid the size of Texas was going to hit us in twenty years, that answer to that would also be massive redistribution. What does she says about the boring topic of making society actually work better – where well-understood genetic influences could have a role? Nothing, of course.”

“Of course, If I were a professor of psychology, that would be a pleasing prospect. ” More research is needed” – until the end of time.”

“The model American male devotes more than 1600 hours a year to his car. He sits in it while it goes and while it stands idling. He parks it and searches for it. He earns the money to put down on it and to meet monthly installments. He works to pay for gasoline, tolls, insurance, taxes, and tickets. He spends four of his sixteen waking hours on the road or gathering his resources for it. And this figure does not take into account the time consumed by other activities dictated by transport: time spent in hospitals, traffic courts, and garages; time spent watching automobile commercials or attending consumer education meetings to improve the quality of the next buy. The model American puts 1600 to get 7500 miles: less than five miles per hour. In countries deprived of a transportation industry, people manage to do the same, walking wherever they want to go, and they allocate only 3 to 8 percent of their society’s time budget to traffic instead of 28 percent. What distinguishes the traffic in rich countries from the traffic in poor countries is not more mileage per hour of lifetime for the majority, but more hours of compulsory consumption of high doses of energy, packaged and unequally distributed by the transportation industry.”

“Past a certain threshold of energy consumption, the transportation industry dictates the configuration of social space. Motorways expand, driving wedges between neighbors and removing fields beyond the distance a farmer can walk. Ambulances take clinics beyond the few miles a sick child can be carried. The doctor will no longer come to the house, because vehicles have made the hospital into the right place to be sick. Once heavy trucks reach a village high in the Andes, part of the local market disappears. Later, when the high school arrives at the plaza along with the paved highway, more and more of the young people move to the city, until not one family is left which does not long for a reunion with someone hundreds of miles away, down on the coast.

Equal speeds have equally distorting effects on the perception of space, time, and personal potency in rich and in poor countries, however different the surface appearances might be. Everywhere, the transportation industry shapes a new kind of man to fit the new geography and the new schedules of its making. The major difference between Guatemala and Kansas is that in Central America some provinces are still exempt from all contact with vehicles and are, therefore, still not degraded by their dependence on them.”

“Bicycles are not only thermodynamically efficient, they are also cheap. With his much lower salary, the Chinese acquires his durable bicycle in a fraction of the working hours an American devotes to the purchase of his obsolescent car. The cost of public utilities needed to facilitate bike traffic versus the price of an infrastructure tailored to high speeds is proportionately even less than the price differential of the vehicles used in the two systems. In the bicycle system, engineered roads are necessary only at certain points of dense traffic, and people who live far from the surfaced path are not thereby automatically isolated as they would be if they depended on cars or trains. The bicycle has extended man’s radius without shunting him onto roads he cannot walk. Where he cannot ride his bike, he can usually push it.”

“Even if your principles really are free speech (gay), there is still no reason to accept corporations acting against us, and defend left wingers. It’s negotiating from a point of weakness.

How about instead of just losing over and over, we turn this witchhunt dynamic on the left, get them to lose their right to speak and earn an income. THEN you can offer a truce and say no one should have their speech curtailed or jobs threatened.”

“bake the cake but also giant multinationals should be able to tell you what you can and cannot watch”

“I like how the words “systematic”, “planned”, “premeditated”, and other words indicating forethought and prediction are all regularly used to change neutral depictions into evil ones. Good depictions are always “inspired”, “discovered”, “created”, and other words completely devoid of logistical ties.”

“Some things can’t be discussed. Crossing swords is the only end.
“Some” is actually quite a few things. But we are pushed to say we can.
Response being depression, drug addiction, and any number of ideas.

Better than dying?

Those that disagree, die.

So yes, it is better.”

“Broke: Let liberal companies do what they want
Woke: Nationalise them so they do what we want
Ascended: Nationalise them so they go bankrupt”

“Folks worry about China maybe not sending steel to America when you could bring down the global internet with like three sniper teams.”

“They’re basically equivalent. I presume not sending steel is the cheaper option of the two.”

“Not sending steel is incredibly expensive. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese would depend on it for their livelihood, including several Party members.”

“Oh.”

“Trade is comically opposed to war. You don’t normally get clean elemental opposites like that in real life. It’s basically impossible for two countries with deep trade ties to go to war; entering the war immediately devastates both economies.”

“USG’s trade ‘deficit’ is how USG taxes foreign nationals. By selling to Americans, they acquire dollars. USG then inflates the dollars and steals part of their value.”

“USG’s trade ‘deficit’ is how USG taxes foreign nationals. By selling to Americans, they acquire dollars. USG then inflates the dollars and steals part of their value. Much USG policy is paid for this way.

See also: reserve currency status.”

“In fact, anyone who consumes a good deal of any form of contemporary established infotainment is actually less informed than someone who does nothing but lurk dingy internet forums all day. They are anti-informed, even.

Actually, the ‘news’ format, in of itself, is inherently prone to high noise, low signal content; banalizing, mutating, and degenerating whatever topic it seeks to grasp.

In no other field of lexical endeavor do people seem to consider it so unremarkable and acceptable for uninitiated middlebrows to pontificate authoritatively and at length on some matter in which they have basically no responsibility or working experience and are otherwise completely unimmersed in and ignorant of beyond a dilettantes passing fancy.

A bad tree cannot bear good fruit; listening to a journalist about pretty much anything is a good way to become confused, educate yourself stupid, and generally sabotage your model of reality.”

2018 Jul 16 ~ 29

“Even supposing an immigrant is “their best and brightest”. If they betrayed their home country to become American, what makes you think they wouldn’t betray America to Russia or China if the money was good enough.

These hoes aint loyal.”

“It occurs to me “boomered” might not be common outside of our field.

So short explanation.. a Boomer who used to be suuuuuper high up in the field retires. Then gets bored and starts going into low level positions in the field.

And people with bachelors and masters can’t break into the field and compete with 40 years experience and “pay doesn’t matter””

“Remember that not all organizations are bureaucracies.

Some non-bureaucratic institutions will have to pretend they are bureaucracies on paper for legal compliance. This is an example of a more general principle: independent organizations interpret externally imposed regulation as damage, and route around it.”

“Much like factories can produce cheap products at scale with unskilled labor, displacing craftsmen, so have bureaucracies displaced local social fabric as the generators of social outcomes.”

“Humans will betray friends in times of hardship, but they will not abandon pawns while they’re still valuable.”

“the immigrants do the jobs nobody here wants to do anyways”

“If people wanted a job to be done they’ed pay more to make it worth someones while, that or people as a whole readjust themselves to elide demand for a pursuit that clearly isn’t economical, which is how a good market is supposed to work when it’s not being undercut by mysterymeat ringers imported from alien civilizations since for mysterious reasons someone would prefer selling their community down a creek rather than increasing wages.

‘Jobs americans won’t do’ is a self-fulfilling prophecy made up by assholes who hate their neighbors.”

“Yea, I lived in San Francisco for 7 years. I do not think I could mentally handle an even more dense existence.

This is more like paradise. Give me 40 acres and some water, plz. I don’t need a $2mm box from which I can touch my neighbor’s house.”

“Ya I get it, you don’t want to live in a city–which is why your preferences aren’t really relevant for how to build cities. Trying to make cities more country-like will a) never make them more attractive than the country itself and b) make them much more expensive and miserable”

*Stabs you* “I’m not stabbing you.” *Stabs you* “It’s not a knife.” Delay defensive response as long as possible.”

“Modernity is the history of man gaining the world and losing his soul.

Postpostmodernity is the fight about which political ideology allows man to regain a soul, if he had one, which he won’t say one way or the other, so as not to look like he cared.”

“I mean, the CIA invented the crack and heroin epidemics to weaken increasingly sophisticated activist networks but sure let’s just take their word for everything”

“I come across these like once a day. My question is, why nurse? Can they do anything else?”

“It’s basically what the military is for low IQ men. It’s a career for failures. A last chance to make decent amount of money with something resembling health insurance..”

“Instead of humans going into battle wearing robotic exoskeletons, it’ll be robots going into battle wearing humans.”

>HHS: 5 adults claiming to be parents of detained children ruled out by DNA tests
Human trafficking is happening more than anyone in our government would admit.

That’s the whole purpose of refugees/immigrants. Cover for their human trafficking.”

“How did straws and people who use them become the targets for reducing waste rather than like… the companies who bank on planned obsolescence for the machines they produce by the millions that contain all types of plastics and toxic metals??”

“So ABC News has suggested that parents put something important in the backseat to help them not forget their kids in the car.

Put something important in the backseat.

Something important.”

“[T]here is difficult, unpleasant work worth doing; there are other tasks that are waste. If one has to do the job with a goddamn smile to get credit for it, then it’s almost certainly in the latter category.”

“When it comes to social media, employment references, and personal uniqueness, we live in a 500-mile world. As in, follow any driver for 500 miles, and you’ll find a reason to write him up. It used to be difficult (literally, and in metaphor) and time-consuming to follow one person so far; technology and surveillance have made it easier.

[…] The people who rise in the corporate system are boring. The best odds, in the corporate game, come from becoming the most bland, inoffensive, socially useless person one can. The problem with this truth– the reason it lacks business-magazine charisma– is that its odds are still poor. There are a lot of perfunctory losers out there, and they don’t all get executive jobs. Most of them get the same shitty treatment and outcomes as everyone else.

Not being boring, though, means that someone only has to follow you for 25 miles to find a reason to screw you over, damage your reputation, or deny you a job.”

“There are probably 50 million people in the United States who want to “be a writer” and will publish their novel “someday”. Not a small number of them have 300-page manuscripts. Some will self publish unready work. Others will query agents and find themselves quoted on Twitter with the annotation, #queryfail. Very few of them will actually write a solid book. Divergent creativity (branching) isn’t all that rare. It’s the fun part. Kids have it. Convergent creativity (pruning) requires taste and skill. It’s painful and detail-oriented. In corporate management, there’s a separation between the “creative work” (which is not all that creative) and the detailed “grunt work”, but that mentality carries over badly to the arts. It’s all about the details. Few people have the grit necessary to write a complete, publishable novel– much less a significant literary work.”

“[C]lose ups of old people are nothing but bioleninist ploys to find and destroy people with normal disgust senses.”

“Medical licensing vastly increases the price of medicine, thus generally killing folk through inaction and incompetence. If you doubt, compare dentistry.”

“When a toddler was first hit and killed by a car, the government decided cars are awesome so it must have been the toddler’s fault.”

“Crime watch neighborhood aka crime happens and the neighbors watch”

“Average looking guy with great personality masters classical guitar, decides to cover a popular song, plays all the instruments in the song, rewrites half the song to feature classical guitar solos, actually does a great job and changes the song just subtly enough that it feels original while adding considerably depth and complexity, also mixes and masters the audio and cuts the video himself with a skill level matching commercial music videos = 1.3M views

Average looking girl plays Tool’s easiest song in a tank top = 12M views

It’s over, you can just quit trying and go wagecuck now.”

“It’s said that the future economy will be a fight between those who operate the machines and those who compete with the machines.

It’s actually going to be a fight between those who operate the females and those who compete with the females.”

“Romania’s population is back to its pre-1970 level. Also, these #s are current USD, which is just garbage.”

“Yeah I immediately detected that. I’m more interested in demographics than some useless point about USD purchasing power parity.”

“One wonders why all premodern societies regarded actresses as effectively whores.”

“You can best create win wins in position of power. Trying to create win wins from weak positions oft just leads to exploitation.”

“I don’t quite understand the hate against millennials.

You created us.
We were supposed to serve you.
All of us showed up to class for 13+ years, willing to learn.”

“the many institutions of this country have been around a while.

Presidential terms are short, by design.”

“It seems to be a law of nature that the poor should be to a certain degree improvident, that there may be always some to fulfill the most servile, the most sordid, and the most ignoble offices in the community. The stock of human happiness is thereby much increased. The more delicate ones are thereby freed from drudgery, and can pursue higher callings etc. undisturbed.”

“The S4M assassination pistol.

The actual gun isn’t anything special, it’s just a 2 shot derringer

The ammunition is what’s really interesting
It was designed around a cut-down 7.62×39. The casing a contained piston between the round and the powder that would move forward inside the casing when fired. The piston pushed the round down the barrel and plug the end of the casing, completely sealing off any explosive gases in the casing.

This made the pistol very silent, only putting out a mechanical noise. While it still was “loud” it was not a sound recognizable as a gunshot.

To further bamboozle the authorities and forensics, the barrel rifling was designed to affect the bullet in a way that ballistics experts would not only conclude that the round was fired from an AK-47, but that the round was fired from several hundred feet away. Where it actually would have been fired from feet away since the pistol was wildly inaccurate.”

“Each year the US population spends more money on diets than the amount needed to feed all the hungry people in the rest of the world. Obesity is a double victory for consumerism. Instead of eating little, which will lead to economic contraction, people eat too much and then buy diet products – contributing to economic growth twice over.”

“Conservatism starts from the sentiment that good things are easily destroyed but not easily created.”

“These liberated slaves, as they were called, were now scarcely less slaves than they were before. Their means of subsistence were perhaps even more precarious than when each had his own owner, who had an interest to preserve his life.”

“A friend once said to me that human beings have a sensitivity to status distinctions akin to that of how a dog can hear or smell a potato chip bag opening a mile away”

“Politics,” in this context, seems like a grabbag of verbal tics which just about anybody can pick up, at relatively low cost, and project onto any field. If your comedy is lousy, no problem, just “politicize” comedy. Can’t draw? Explain that “drawing is political, actually,”etc.”

“the political background of FRIENDS is an expansive American Canadian fascist empire which allows the caukkkasian parasites to survive off little to no regular employment and sit around Central Park West all day discussing their disgusting sex lives”

“Do you believe the Holocaust actually happened?”
“Yes?”
“How much did the rabbi pay you to say that?”
“Nothing?”
“Typical.”

“question for folks who call undocumented immigrants “illegals” because they’ve broken the law. Do you call opioid users “illegals” too?”

“Do you call looters “undocumented shoppers?””

“Need to build a time machine so I can go back and warn people who lamented the decline of political participation about social media. “Everybody’s going to be really passionate about politics and it’s going to be AWFUL.””

“Reminder that Japan’s exermination of Christians in the 1600s was 100% justified and likely prevented them from being brought under the heel of a foreign power like literally everywhere else in Asia.”

““Did you go to Harvard?” I would ask. I had just moved to the United States. I didn’t know the rules. An uncomfortable nod would follow. Don’t define me by my school, they seemed to be saying, which implied that their school actually could define them. And, of course, it did.”

“Stages and spotlights and ghostwritten autobiographies for the rich and famous, free Facebook accounts for the Plebs.”

“Someday, when all your civilization & science are likewise swept away, your kind will pray for a man with a sword.”

“Building codes are there to regulate the interaction between suppliers and consumers of buildings, and consumers lost out in that battle generations ago.”

“And here in California, every state, county, and local gov agency gets their hands into the taxes and fees $ pot. Taxes and fees alone are nearly 6 figures before construction costs.”

“Democracy is nothing but the Tyranny of Majorities, the most abominable tyranny of all, for it is not based on the authority of a religion, not upon the nobility of a race, not on the merits of talents and of riches. It merely rests upon numbers and hides behind the name of the people.”

“If nearly all Jews for a thousand or two thousand years were taught to feel a seething hatred toward all non-Jews and also developed an enormous infrastructure of cultural dishonesty to mask that attitude, it is difficult to believe that such an unfortunate history has had absolutely no consequences for our present-day world, or that of the relatively recent past.”

“A transgender four year old is like a vegan cat. We all know who’s making the lifestyle choices.”

“This bars so many dudes from getting sex. How many men can elicit enthusiasm from women about having sex with them?”

“How many married men.
They’re next.”

“Imagine being Bernie Sanders. Imagine being such a fucking cuck that you not only stay silent when the DNC blatantly cheats you, but you then also go along with the whole #Russiagate shit basically insinuating that your own followers were just useful idiots for Russia who got duped by social media bots as you publically APOLOGIZE for a shitty meme that was seen by maybe 70 people and that you had nothing to do with. Imagine being such a fucking cuck that you not only accuse Russia of hacking the DNC (everybody knows it was Seth Rich like lmao literally kill yourself if you think Seth Rich wasn’t literally murdered by Hillary Clinton herself) and releasing the mails that exposed the DNC cheating ***YOURSELF*** out of the nomination, but then to actually attack Russia over this claim and fervently demonize them in the senate.

This guy is engaging in cosmic levels of cucking. IMAGINE ACTUALLY THINKING A FUCKING HYPERCUCK LIKE THIS COULD HAVE EVER STOOD UP TO WALLSTREET LMAO LMAO LMAO”

“[I]n 1988, the Daily News had a 400-person strong newsroom. After today’s layoffs, it’ll just be 45”

“Try learning how to code. That was your own industries advice to workers in the rust belt. Own it.”

“Vice, as usual, spectacularly fails to make the case that I assume the CIA paid them to make, and instead makes our case for us…”

“A large part of what makes capitalism good is that it leads status strivers to the market, where they have to make stuff that sells, and away from politics, which is a zero sum game with very few positive externalities.

In the old days strivers only had politics to gain status and so we had constant warfare and intrigues and all that stuff. Which was mostly bad. Now strivers can make money by selling stuff. It can be good stuff, like nice clothes. Or computers. Or it can be bad stuff that preys on our monkey brains, like Facebook. Or soda.”

“The buildings our predecessors constructed paid homage to history in their design, including elegant solutions to the age-old problems posed by the cycles of weather and light, and they paid respect to the future in the sheer expectation that they would endure through the lifetimes of the people who built them. They therefore embodied a sense of chronological connectivity, one of the fundamental patterns of the universe: an understanding that time is a defining dimension of existence — particularly the existence of living things, such as human beings, who miraculously pass into life and then inevitably pass out of it.

Chronological connectivity lends meaning and dignity to our little lives. It charges the present with a vivid validation of our own aliveness. It puts us in touch with the ages and with the eternities, suggesting that we are part of a larger and more significant organism. It even suggests that the larger organism we are part of cares about us, and that, in turn, we should respect ourselves and our fellow creatures and all those who will follow us in time, as those preceding us respected those who followed them. In short, chronological connectivity puts us in touch with the holy. It is at once humbling and exhilarating. I say this as someone who has never followed any formal religious practice. Connection with the past and the future is a pathway that charms us in the direction of sanity and grace.

The antithesis to this can be seen in the way we have built things since 1945. We reject the past and the future, and this repudiation is manifest in our graceless constructions. Our residential, commercial, and civic buildings are constructed with the fully conscious expectation that they will disintegrate in a few decades. This condition even has a name: “design life.” Strip malls and elementary schools have short design lives. They are expected to fall apart in less than fifty years. Since these things are not expected to speak to any era but our own, we seem unwiling to put money or effort into their embellishment. Nor do we care about traditional solutions to the problems of weather and light, because we have technology to mitigate these problems – namely, central heating and electricity. THus in many new office buildings the windows don’t open. In especially bad buildings, like the average Wal-Mart, windows are dispensed with nearly altogether. This process of disconnection from the past and the future, and from the organic patterns of weather and light, done for the sake of expedience, ends up diminishing us spiritually, impoverishing us socially, and degrading the aggregate set of cultural patterns that we call civilization.”

“SAN FRANCISCANS: my studio costs $2700 and I stepped on human feces & 1 used syringe on my morning commute
CITY: we hear you, action must and will be taken. Scooters are now illegal
SF-ANS: what
CITY: no more delivery robots
SF-ANS: but
CITY: workplace cafeterias are forbidden
LUNATIC THROWING CATS: *garbles unintelligible slurs*
CITY: this man is right. Laundromats are historic buildings that must be protected”

“I’ve never seen any research regarding this, but there is something interesting I’ve noticed for years when watching reporters interview people who experienced some kind of tragedy. Most women have no trouble talking and crying at the same time while most men physically can’t do it. Men’s throats seem to close up, but women can blather on and on without missing a beat. It seems men are literally more physically connected to certain emotions somehow.”

“We all want to believe in progress, in history that marches forward in a neat line”

this can only be said by someone who hates history.”

“There cannot be a nation of millionaires, and there never has been a nation of utopian comrades; but there have been any number of nations of tolerably contented peasants.”

“Escalation of force is a really important concept when talking about self defense especially with firearms. Yelling at someone is a low-level application of force. Violently shoving someone to the ground is an escalation. In that situation there’s reason to believe the situation could escalate further. You shoot to stop a threat. The best way to do that is to hit a vital organ. The likely outcome of that is death. Is this a good situation? No. Is it fair? No. Is the shooter “in the right”? No. But the reason the law errs on the side of the shooter in this case is because the guy who shoved him escalted the conflict disproportionately and a reasonable person could fear for their life at that point.

And yes the shooter in this case is a known belligerent old man. He goes around starting shit all the time apparently and has allegedly waved his gun around before. Fortunately that’s rare. Fortunately he can still be sued and he’ll almost certainly lose. It’s not ideal but the system can’t be designed to reach ideal outcomes for every situation and still be fair.”

“What kind of inner thoughts you’re allowed to discuss with others is basically determined by the Writer’s Guild of America.

If they don’t talk about it, no-one does.”

“Apparently women mansplain to other women all the time.
So, why is it ‘man’splaining? Well, you see, women are exceptionally delicate and men are strong, so…yes this is supposed to be a feminist term…so when a man does it to a woman it can cause real harm.

This is why your normal proggie does not explain their terms. If they do, it becomes -immediately- obvious that it’s full of shit.”

“It’s true that expensive cities like SG are not conducive for having children, but so what? What is this “IQ shredder” idea really about? There’s this hint of “oh no, smart people are dying out” paranoia. “The barbarians are multiplying outside the gates” ok but so what”

“”so what”! I mean you can even celebrate nerds dying a la @bronzeagemantis. But “so what”?”

“a narrow subset of nerds not having babies ≠ nerds dying”

“Narrow? At this rate nerds are halving every generation. Less than halving really.”

“>Actuall statistical proof average women have higher standards than the average man
>men’s standards, not to fat, not a bitch
>women’s standards, muscular, 6’0, massive penis, rich, 9/10 facem better looking than here friends boyfriends, telepathically know what she wants.
>”men’s standards are way to high”

“By the way, the United States is responsible for almost none of the plastic in the ocean. 60 percent comes from Southeast Asia. 95 percent comes from Asia and Africa combined. That leaves 5 percent split between every western country. Your straw is not a problem.”

“What does this hell look like?”
“First Brazil. Then South Africa.”

“It would appear Twitter’s only purpose now is getting you fired for a 10 year old tweet”

“Relevant, about creationists: every peasant knew species are mutable, that was his job. Darwin’s new idea was merely that nature selects in ways similar to the man who breeds bulldogs. Any creationist who claims specie immutability would fail at peasant work.”
“Nobody needs to be a peasant anymore, but this has apparently made the peasantry even more peasant-y.”

“Case of not getting the joke, but still having to do the work, so they have to get the joke, just a little bit.

Just the tip.”

“Starting with “Let’s Pretend …” is usually a bad sign.”

“Middle Class is so deceiving. One mistake and you’re in poverty.”

“If one mistake puts you (back) in poverty, you’re not middle class. You’re the working poor. Tadaaaaa. Lots of working poor dressed up as “middle class” bc the economy has been a scam for the past 30-40 years.

Thanks for coming to my TED Talk.”

“It’s no coincidence that when the question is asked, “Can a woman teach boys to be men,” most women respond with, “Yes. She can teach him how he should treat a woman.” As if that’s the totality of manhood.”

“It is the totality of manhood – as far as women are concerned.

Problem with that is recognizing what the value of “as far as women are concerned” is.”

“The goal is to die young as late as possible.”

“fuck anime girls dude i wish anime TRAINS were real this is bs”

“trying to keep up and impress normies is why the whole country is broke”

“In an Iterated Tit-for-Tat game, if you’re not punishing defection…

You’re the Tit.”

>Peter Thiel: Universities Are as Corrupt as the Catholic Church of 500 Years Ago
Something of comparable scale to the Reformation is evidently called for, and in fact underway.”

“Just remember Luther was a Sophist. He was in fact worse than the corruption he opposed.”

“Tempting fate is a bad vice of mine.

[…]

Now that I’ve written it out, the more I think about it the worse it gets.”

“If you visualize the academic enterprise as a vast archaeological dig, with scholars chipping away at the frontiers of knowledge, [the traditional] approach [of higher education] takes the student to an observation tower at the center, where he can see the vast sweep of the enterprise, the most important questions being asked, the places where progress has been made and where, on the contrary, the landscape is shrouded in mystery.

The ‘Core’ approach whisks the student directly up to [a] rock face, hands him a shovel and pickaxe, and tells him to start digging. “These are my tools.” says his specialist guide, “and this is what it’s like doing my job.””

“In this section, concisely describe the experiment. You should cover aspects such as: 1. The relevance of the experiment subject (e.g., is it used in engineering applications?)”

“Isn’t it your job to tell me what the fuck it’s used for? Cause you sure aren’t going to give me points if I say “As far as I can tell, this subject is actually totally irrelevant”.”

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”

“We do not shadow ban. You are always able to see the tweets from accounts you follow (although you may have to do more work to find them, like go directly to their profile). And we certainly don’t shadow ban based on political viewpoints or ideology.”

“it is relatively common knowledge that humans can run further and throw harder than any other animal, period.
we didn’t just get here by being smart.
what isn’t common knowledge is how male-slanted these two abilities are. mostly owing to differences in bone structure and density, a man can throw MUCH harder and run MUCH further than a woman.
this, in turn, suggests that men literally evolved to hunt, while women had to evolve much wider hips to allow childbirth of young with ever-larger heads (which is itself an incredibly impressive feat).
because the bone structure to allow this heavily impacts mobility, this is why in terms of raw lower body strength, a woman is often a man’s equal, but in terms of speed, a woman generally cannot beat a man.
we are more sexually dimorphic than any other ape on the planet, period.
gender roles exist for a reason.”

“Although it is true that the median income of white men more than tripled between 1939 and 1960 (rising from 1,112 dollars to 5,137 dollars), the median income of black men more than quintupled (rising from 460 dollars to 3,075 dollars). Black women, too, saw their incomes grow at a faster rate than white women over the same timespan. Baradaran makes the same mistake in her description of life for blacks in the 1940s and 50s: “poverty led to institutional breakdown, which led to more poverty.” But between 1940 and 1960 the black poverty rate fell from 87 percent to 47 percent, before any significant civil rights gains were made.”

“the 8 dollar figure only pertained to black Bostonians of American ancestry; black Bostonians of Caribbean ancestry had 12,000 dollars of wealth, despite having identical rates of college graduation, only slightly higher incomes, and being equally black in the same city.”

“You should care, not about what she wants, for that will only irritate her, but about what she should want, as though she was your own flesh.”

“The communists did not overthrow the Czar. The Kadets overthrew the Czar. Then Kerensky overthrew the Kadets with a policy of no enemies to the left, no friends to the right, which meant he disarmed the military officers, and armed the communists. Then the communists overthrew Kerensky. The leftism of the Czar led to his overthrow by the even lefter Kadets, the indecisive leftism of the Kadets led to their overthrow by Kerensky, and the radical leftism of Kerensky led to his overthrow by the even lefter communists, who then murdered the Czar, and millions of peasants, until the madness ended with them murdering each other.”

“The most important thing for a woman to do is to have a nigga on the back burner so she can threaten to leave whenever she wants to manipulate a situation.”

“The reason for female under representation among CEOs is moral and emotional, unrelated to competence. Women are very competent managers. A woman has always managed my affairs, and generally done so very well, but women are uncomfortable running things without a strong alpha male supervising them and approving their work from time to time. If they don’t get the supervision that they emotionally need from someone masculine, patriarchal, and sexy, they start acting maliciously, and self destructively, running the operation off the road and into the ground in a subconscious effort to force an alpha male to appear and give them a well deserved beating. The problem is that if she does not get the supervision that she emotionally needs, she will maliciously run the operation into the ground, like a wife married to a beta male husband whom she despises, destroying the family assets and the lives of their children.”

“everyone I try and fail to explain this to seems to just feel instinctively certain they’re going to land head-first if they wipeout”

“That’s an artifact of how the media talks about helmets all the time and not other injuries.”

“Look at companies with both male and female founders. If the reason is misogyny, then the female founder will have no effect, because the purchasers will assume she is only there for decoration and to warm the bed of the real founders.

So, if misogyny, companies with mixed founders should be purchased at roughly the same rate as companies with all male founders.”

“Legit why do people still think they’re magical psychiatrists and that they’re somehow cool for figuring out someone’s train of thought and logic”

“It’s a cosmopolitan thing. People in more grounded societies don’t make a fuss over being able to see someone’s nature.”

“”The indentured servitude system was barbaric, little better than slavery.”

*Takes 20 years to repay student loan debt*

“Why do you think copyright is bad? You’ve mentioned it a few times. Doesn’t the ability to protect one’s work encourage people to invest and innovate for a return?”

“Not apparently.”

“Virtue-signalling is a symbolic gesture.

In real life there are plenty of opportunities for substantial gestures, with a few exceptions. When someone makes a symbolic gesture they’re wasting time and money that could be spent on substance. E.g. someone virtue-signals how much they care about blacks. They could have instead called up their black friend and asked how they were doing. (Oh? They don’t have any black friends? How shocking.)

I treat symoblic gestures as evidence against the thing they’re supposed to symbolize.”

“Communism claims to be about fairness and justice. It is not.
It is about social status. Namely, that everyone should have the same social status, and thus stop fighting about it.”

“Finding your tribe or finding your people is key”

Ever notice how the more diversity we get, the more diversity we need, to keep the new arrivals from feeling lonely? Diversity: the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.”

“Copyright strongly biases pop culture toward ephemera, at the expense of any kind of heritage or tradition.

In other words, another example of how modernity is a preventable disease.”

“This point can also be made about technology, that patents strongly bias markets in favor of the disruptive technology and not the useful methods filtered by human praxis”

“Pop culture always favours the degenerate, but real culture has to filter into pop culture if it wants to survive, because even high culture aficionados are too stupid to self-identify and thus self-preserve.”

“What is this self-identify thing that real/high culture hasn’t that pop culture has?”

“Pop culture doesn’t self-identify either. However, sometimes they get big enough that journalists will name them and give them a stereotype, e.g. Star Wars fans.”

“And self-identification is part of the mechanism for self-preservation because… the next generation needs to know what to look for in the literature?”

“Identification is part of the mechanism because to preserve something you need to be aware it exists. High culture aficionados needs to self-identify because nobody is going to do it on their behalf.”

“In Tokyo this morning I had to use the train in rush hour and got to listen to a new public announcement: “Please wear your backpack on the front while walking in the station or platforms.” It has previously been the rule to remove your backpack in the trains but this was new. Congestion has reached such levels that even the Japanese (the textbook example of an orderly, organized and rule abiding ethnicity) can’t wear backpacks in stations. Compulsive commuting is not a problem to be solved, it is a predicament whose outcome we can’t even foresee.

Picture Tokyo. 20 mil. ppl. spending 2 hours per day on the trains. That is the equivalent of 90 individual lifetimes wasted on commuting, every day. 23 600 every year. Moloch grows corpulent on our daily offerings in Tokyo alone. And this is as efficient as can be. Imagine cars!

And what are the costs of this compulsive commuting to society? Tokyo is blessed with the best transit system in the world, but even then stations, power lines, factories, staff dormitories, engine yards, railways etc. take up masses of the most valuable real estate on Earth. The cost of running the businesses just devoted to shipping people around the metropolis for their daily work..? Tokyo Metro alone (one of a dozen companies) employs 9.5K full time workers, not to mention the energy (nuclear, gas, oil, coal, forget renewables) spent on commuting.

If even Tokyo and the Japanese can’t solve commuting, that means nobody will. Commuting is a predicament of our cities, not a problem to be fixed. We can go on, and build cities of compulsive commuting or we can change the way we build cities: to grow to a natural scale and size.”

“When the next generation rolls around, they’re not even going to be aware that there’s something like high culture, that they might be part of it, or where to look for it even if it did occur to them. They’re just going to notice that popular movies are shit but watch them anyway because they’re not aware there’s an alternative.”

“You say “next generation” but that sounds a lot like today. If I hadn’t found out anime was a thing (identification) in middle school, life would’ve been even more depressing and annoying.

At least now I know where to look to see things that are pretty and comfy.

Now that I’ve written it out, the hellholes of american tv serials, star wars, and capeshit just got a whole lot deeper, and I don’t really want to find out how far they go.

I must repent, and be grateful for my weebness.”

 

2018 Jun 26 ~ Jul 15

“I worked for the Walt Disney Company for six years when I was a young man. I was there during a time of transition, from the old guard to the new crew that would take over, remake and be the Disney that it is today.

I remember having a discussion with an old hand at lunch one day. He was the last person in the division I worked for who had been hired by Walt Disney himself. At the time, I thought him a little kooky. A little paranoid. Especially with regard to a certain ethno-religious group.

He told me that “they will never forgive Walt freezing them out and refusing them work” from WDC. He predicted that “they will turn this place into the opposite of everything Walt wanted and stood for” if the effort killed them. Money was no object, time was no barrier: they would get their revenge.

Gotta hand it to them. Mission accomplished.”

“Pretty ironic that hammer & sickle symbol coming from the eternal merchants and money lenders who have been avoiding manual labor for the past couple millennia”

“Remember that one time in human history when a civilization invited in millions of outsiders of a different race/culture/religion and simply gave them citizenship and food and all types of free shit so that they could reproduce inside their borders and demographically replace them”

“Some women have such little respect for rape victims that they will cry rape to save a cab fare. If they can do that, why can’t feminists believe that they would resort to false claims over other things? The fact that feminists won’t campaign against this sort of shit, only leads one to conclude that feminists believe women are superior and shouldn’t be held accountable, and that rape is not actually the issue they have a problem with.”

“One of the great threats that Game theory represents to feminine primacy is revealing the truth, and the atrocities that result from feminine hypergamy. What do women want? Maximized hypergamy with a man blissfully unaware of hypergamy. The perfect union of emotional investment, parental investment and provisional investment with her hypergamous nature.”

“I saw your political opinion on facebook and now I think you’re an awful person.”
“What did you think about me before?”
“I didn’t think about you before.”
“Sounds like I got promoted.”

“The friend zone isn’t a real thing. Women don’t owe you shit for being nice to them. The real problem is fucked up men who think they’re entitled to women because they were nice to them. Do you value friendship at all? Good God.”

“Yeah… That’s pretty much FRIENDSHIP. That’s what friends are for. Nor man or woman owes you shit. If you’re there for someone it’s because you love them, not cause you’re expecting something in return I mean… How insecure do you need to be? Just be a good friend and thats it.”

“You take it way too seriously” An arsonist plays with fire, everyone else takes it very seriously.”

“The whole reason the so-called ancients didn’t have ‘modern’ rape law was because normally there’s only two witnesses, who are obviously going to testify against each other.

Hence, sex inside marriage: allowed. Not inside marriage: not allowed.”

“In 1959, an IQ of 85 was retarded. Following the civil rights movement, that bar was lowered in 1973 to 70.”

“200% defense. Move the line of fire, move out of the line of fire.”

“The shock troops who expelled the Rohingya from Myanmar: Chilling details on the build-up to the fastest pogrom in recent memory, live narrated on Facebook by Myanmar troops as the killings of Rohingya began.”

“Here’s how two elite divisions forced 700,000 to flee Myanmar”.
I hope every single soldier in Europe is studying this.”

“Heaven has a Wall and strict immigration policies.
Hell has open borders.”

“I never understood why Americans like the concept of having a political identity.”

“”They drive wages down and overflow the work market. But hey got to have people willing to work for slave wages right? It’s so ironic that often it’s the same people argueing for higher minimum wage and more migration at the same time””

“Less obvious but more important, to the extent that there is a mercantilist theory, it is a monetary theory and not an economic theory. To distinguish: by an economic theory, I mean a theory that explains the important facts about goods and services. By a monetary theory, I mean a theory that explains the important facts about money. (The difference between these would have been even more blindingly obvious in the early modern period than it is now, since prices fluctuated much more wildly then, especially food prices. So, it’s not the case that nobody noticed the difference.) The mercantilist focus on gold and silver is striking; the consistent pieces of policy (pursuing a positive balance of trade, high tariffs, often literal restrictions on exporting precious metal) are all aimed at causing effects on the landscape of money rather than on the landscape of goods or services.”

“US policy has come full circle in Syria from “Assad is a reformer” to “Assad should step down” to “Assad is a dead man walking” and now “Assad is enormously successful””

“Society doesn’t equip people with correct ideas about how the social world works. A lot of political and social common sense is wrong or contradictory. For example, many people talk about decision making through consensus, but many people also say that committees are utterly ineffective. Inherited models are insufficient for effective action.”

“Pure-hearted indeed. So pure he’s like an imbecile.”

“-Poverty causes crime
-Police need to stop targeting the homeless! There’s no reason to be biased against them. Most of them are fine people. They’re just minding their own business!”

>Trump’s 21 potential court nominees are overwhelmingly white, male and from red states

so a republican president is nominating republicans. wow. so this is how democracy dies. literally shaking.”

“Nearly 1,000 Yemenis have fled their wartorn country to seek refugee status in South Korea, but South Koreans are planning a demonstration AGAINST the asylum seekers on Saturday

The anti-Muslim prejudices are strong: Those petitioning the govt to reject refugees fear the Yemenis will sexually assault Korean women, perpetrate terrorist acts and “attempt to convert Korean people into their religion.”

“Why would they think that? When have Muslims done any of those things?”

“We live in a world where trained cops can panic and act on impulse but untrained civilians must remain calm with a gun in their face”

“GDR authorities officially referred to the Berlin Wall as the Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart”

“>Spend all my life being told by my parents that I’m smart.
>Teachers tell me I’m Smart.
>Social retard, but get good grades.
>Fall for the “must just be a tortured genius” meme.
>Double down on academics and completely ignore social development since I’ve memed myself into thinking others are just too dumb to get me.
>Get straight As all through school, which only reinforces this.
>By college, still being a virgin weighs on me, but at this point I’ve resigned myself to the life of a scholar so I ignore it and work even harder.
>At least being smart makes me special.
>Get straight As through undergrad, majored in chemistry.
>Do great on the MCAT
>Get in to med school.
>Surprise. Everyone here is smart as fuck. I’m probably dead average comparatively. No longer special at all.
>Begin to realize that I wasn’t actually that smart at all, I just worked like an autist all the time on getting good grades since I didn’t have a social life.
>okay, well at least tomorrow I’ll be surrounded by other social outcasts, right?
>No. Med school is full of Chads and Stacies who are not only smarted than me, but are socially graceful.”

“Guys, should we be worried?”

“i like video games”

>current year, some AAA devs literally on the record saying diversity is more important than gameplay quality
>WHY CAN’T /V/ JUST LEAVE THEM BE AND TALK ABOUT GAMES
Are “just talk about videogames” guys mentally retarded in some way or is it the power of denial?”

“>you catch a disease
>I’ll just ignore it, I just want to live peacefully
>disease getting worse
>someone told you you should take a med or go to a doctor
>STOP TELLING ME THIS, I JUST WANT TO LIVE PEACEFULLY, NO THEY DON’T AND WON’T TAKE OVER MY BODY
>ded”

“The salaries of on-screen performers should be capped at 40% of the total production costs, according to a joint notice from five government agencies including China’s tax authority, the television and film regulator, and the propaganda department. Leading actors should receive no more than 70% of total wages for the cast, according to the announcement, published in Xinhua.”

“This is why men, unlike women in their primes, cannot wait around for lovers to fall in their laps. They have to bust a move. This also explains why men, in general, have a firmer grip on the reality of the sexual market than do women: when you’re a hot babe, you can afford ignorance and platitudes because the tidal wave of messages will come regardless. But a man who wallows in pretty lies will soon find himself banished to Pudpullia, where boners go to chafe.”

“You can tell Western thought long ago fell into dogmatism because there have been no serious, systematic attempts to understand technology. Our philosophy, economics, and political science is trapped in the 18th century, before anyone knew how transformative technology would be.

Technology is the most salient feature of the modern world but is completely alien to our ruling ideology, which treats it in a fundamentally superstitious way, as an unpredictable, exogenous event that impacts society from without, summoned by channeling mysterious energies.”

“Libertarians get upset when you suggest we take manufacturing back from China and Mexico because they’re cheaper and we will pay more for those goods. What they’re really saying is that Chinese communism and Mexican corruption are more efficient than American capitalism.”

“In ruling on bullet-stamping law, California Supreme Court says state laws cannot be invalidated on the grounds that complying with them is impossible.”

“Fires are typically less than 3% of their calls, but they almost always send a full truck, sometimes more. Portland has been experimenting with sending an SUV, cause most calls are medical, but generally a lot of labor resistance.”

“Let’s see:

Pros:
> more diverse food!

Cons:
> Higher crime rates
> Higher poverty rates
> Higher welfare expenditures
> Depression of wages
> Racial/ethnic balkanization
> Erosion of societal trust

Did I miss anything?”

“Believing that technology will save us is thinking that an escalator would have liberated Sisyphus.”

“”Women should be prepared to use their phone to defend themselves” says organisation that uses guns, tasers, pepper spray, ballistic vests and batons to defend itself”

“When you understand that a whole lot of the “we wuz oppressed” rhetoric from POC is just different forms of non-white nationalism(s), the world begins to make a lot more sense. Every form of liberalism/human rightsism is a mask over underlying flesh & bone biological nationalism.”

“The NYT commissioning the “hoejabi” piece shows they still know what they’re doing. Neutralize the reactionary elements of hijab with whoredom, and keep what is useful: the middle finger to white natives.”

“Everyone else seems to be amazed at all the things stupid people can’t do.

I’m amazed at all the things they can do. I’m honestly baffled that some people can manage to tie their shoes.”

“Guy shoots up school with .22 pistol. Police camp outside for an hour until shooter runs out of ammo.
Guy shoots up zog propagandists with shotgun. Police respond within 60 seconds.
Really wonders a ponder”

“You can trust the Progs to get rid of every little thing of value and keeping only the dreary ugliness.”

“If you see foreign journos shitting on their own country odds are they’re gay.”

“Forgiveness is making virtue out of necessity.”

“lol whats wrong with how she looks? lots of people think she’s cute”
“do you really want me to respond to that? *NOBODY* tells a girl online that she’s not cute. NOBODY. NOT EVEN ME. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT KINDS OF SHITSTORMS WOULD BE BREWED UP?”

“hey guys imagine if we tried to make a society that was good”

“What if good societies are not actually made, but are instead the undirected result of a chaotic accumulation of norms and institutions that developed mostly by chance, and are largely outside of anyone’s control?”

“Exactly, good societies work because the (evolved) rules are OPAQUE so it’s difficult for idiots to tinker with them.”

“People overestimate how much they can do in a day and underestimate how much they can do in a lifetime.”

“The best explanation is being a weak country among two giants made them lack cultural self confidence so they tend to rush to anything new.”

“Speech we don’t observe is easier to tolerate. Perhaps not only benign neglect but benign ignorance helps keep peace with fellow man.”

“Just imagine if Trump had said “the Jews are the enemy of the people.” But he says it about the PRESS and his supporters are okay with it.”

>but
Wittgenstein’s ruler runs both ways.”

“We live in an age where you can build an entire culture around anal sex & venereal disease & then parade the streets with giant dildos & call it Pride.

But say you’re proud to come from a people that gave the world Aristotle, Shakespeare & Beethoven & you’re called a monster.”

“what if “It’s Raining Men” and “Let the Bodies Hit the Floor” are both about the same event but from different perspectives”

“I learned philosophy by making predictions, then changing how I made predictions when they weren’t correct.

For me it’s more of something you train than something you learn, as from a book.

Training properly means knowing the actual reasoning behind your predictions.

Predicting from ideas means learning about the nature of ideas, hence, epistemology.”

“There are some things women cannot tell men. Men can only receive some messages from other men. This is one reason vigorous male friendship is so important and why the loss of it has been so devastating.”

“Men can call other men out on their crap and size them up in a way that doesn’t existentially reject them.

Instead, it subcommunicates a call to action—be better.

This is the civil evolution of child’s play.”

“Publicly committing to not taking decisions in anger is basically giving people a free license to make you angry.”

“The extremely late development of mildly advanced statistics (e.g., Galton invented correlation in 1888, when he was 66) is puzzling.

Big datasets were around for 1000s of years: Bible mentions at least 3 censuses. But nobody seemed to care until 1800s.”

“Before the International Style (modernism) in architecture, our ancestors knew how to adapt the room heights according to the climate, achieving maximum effect (comfort) for the least effort (energy). Today we trust in the grid and so build 8-9 ft rooms from Bermuda to Reykjavik.

In warm climates you need ample ceiling height, as hot air rises the difference in temperature at floor level and ceiling level in a tall room can be as much as 4 degrees c all other things being equal. Here, a comfortable looking gentleman in an 1817 room in Rome, height, ca 5m. In Brazil, homes were traditionally built with a minimum of 3m ceilings. In the 20th c. an effort was made to conserve building material, and so rooms shrank in size, 20cm each decade, until the modern 2.6m. The only problem was, temperatures rose 1 degree c per 20cm reduction!

As humans are comfortable only in very narrow temperature ranges, small changes make a huge difference. Even the poorer had tall ceilings and could live with comparative comfort, not so much today, and at a huge expenditure in money, time, (fossil fuel) energy, materials.

Conversely, in colder climates, lower ceilings meant higher temperatures. Here are log houses from Russia and Sweden. The efficiently constructed fireplace created an interior draught that sucked fresh air in and expelled smoke, dust. Fans or mechanical ventilation not needed.

In Japan, with hot summers and relatively cold winters, a different technique was called for. Wooden houses allowed for perfect fine tunings of openings depending on exact climate and orientation. Thsi traditional room built to maximize airflow, livable in summers without AC.

By building with nature and climate instead or regardless of it, by adapting our waking hours to the rhythm of the sun we can achieve remarkable levels of comfort—even superior—compared to what we have today in our modern homes built to international, industrial standards.”

“100% Apple Juice from concentrate with added ingredient”
do these people think I don’t know what 100% means”

“These people know each other with a glance across a room. If at a dance you have 500 men, within a half hour they have mutually picked out those who have the same disposition as they. How that happens, we normal people cannot at all imagine.”

“In the positions of the state and the economy, in which women are employed, no honest man will be able to claim that the position is gained purely on the basis of merit. For be honest — there are only men here, therefore one can say it very calmly — in the moment when you choose a typist and you have two candidates before you, a very ugly 50-year old one who types 300 syllables [per minute], almost a genius in this field, and another who is 20 years old, racially sound (gutrassige), and pretty and who types only 150 syllables, you will — I would have to misjudge you all completely [sc. to think otherwise] — probably with earnest mien and a thousand moral justifications because the other is old and could so easily get sick and whatever, take the pretty young 20-year old candidate who types fewer syllables.”

“Daily reminder that conflicts only end when one side loses the will to fight. Ceasing to exist counts as losing the will to fight.”

“G.N.M. Tyrell has put forth the terms ‘divergent’ and ‘convergent’ to distinguish problems which cannot be solved by logical reasoning and those that can. Life is being kept going by divergent problems which have to be ‘lived’ and are solved only in death. Convergent problems on the other hand are man’s most useful invention; they d not, as such, exist in reality, but are created by a process of abstraction. When they have been solved, the solution can be written down and passed on to others, who can apply it without needing to reproduce the mental effort necessary to find it. If this were the case with human relations – in family life, economics, politics, education, and so forth – well, I am at a loss how to finish the sentence, There would be no more human relations but only mechanical reactions; life would be a living death. Divergent problems, as it were, force man to strain himself to a level above himself; they demand, and thus provoke the supply of, forces from a higher level, thus bringing love, beauty, goodness, and truth into our lives. It is only with the help of these higher forces that the opposites can be reconciled into the living situation.”

“What percentage of people do you estimate believe democracy should be valued for its innate value and not simply its ability to on average deliver better results than authoritarian states?”

“So this economist here means to tell us that “value” and “results” aren’t the exact same thing.”

“A program without a visible interface is called a process, and such a program is said to be “headless”. The engineers who invented modern computing paradigms referred to processes as daemons. To me, it’s a macabre image: invisible demons, swarming through the cloud, bodies without heads: they manipulate us for inscrutable alien purposes.”

“The world is full of bad actors, so it’s important to keep your wits.”

“An increasing proportion of the industrial surplus is being absorbed by the task of masking bio-social deterioration.”

“I have heard that capital is an intelligence from the future, reaching back through time to assemble itself. Even if I could run back, would I ever outpace it?”

“All mature societies develop caste systems to limit the amount of effort people spend on status competition.”

“Things that happen in Silicon Valley and also the Soviet Union:

– waiting years to receive a car you ordered, to find that it’s of poor workmanship and quality
– promises of colonizing the solar system while you toil in drudgery day in, day out
– living five adults to a two room apartment
– being told you are constructing utopia while the system crumbles around you
– ‘totally not illegal taxi’ taxis by private citizens moonlighting to make ends meet
– everything slaved to the needs of the military-industrial complex
– mandatory workplace political education
– productivity largely falsified to satisfy appearance of sponsoring elites
– deviation from mainstream narrative carries heavy social and political consequences
– networked computers exist but they’re really bad
– Henry Kissinger visits sometimes for some reason
– elite power struggles result in massive collateral damage, sometimes purges
– failures are bizarrely upheld as triumphs
– otherwise extremely intelligent people just turning the crank because it’s the only way to get ahead
– the plight of the working class is discussed mainly by people who do no work
– the United States as a whole is depicted as evil by default
– the currency most people are talking about is fake and worthless
– the economy is centrally planned, using opaque algorithms not fully understood by their users”

“Development isn’t the long, strategic struggle requiring genius, paranoia, and cunning that we can read about in the histories of other East Asian states, it’s something that just happens miraculously when you don’t interfere.”

Reading the history of how, say, South Korea conducted catch-up industrial policy and then still insisting it would’ve caught up using ‘free market’ policies is like watching a boxing match and insisting the winner would’ve still won if he’d kept his hands by his sides.”

“People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground.”

“Before the British intervened in Afghanistan, the most recent news that most people had of it was records of Alexander’s army passing through two millenia ago.

The empire of the East India company was expanding, and the empire of the Russias was expanding, and it was inevitable that the two would meet. And so it came to pass that the Kings of Afghanistan encountered both, and played each against the other.

When the British became aware of Afghanistan, they interpreted its inhabitants as predominantly white or whitish – as descendants of Alexander’s troops and camp followers and/or descendants of Jews converted to Islam at swordpoint.

Afghanistan was, and arguably still is, an elective monarchy, and the fractious electors tended to fight each other and elect weak kings who could scarcely control their followers, and so it has been ever since Alexander’s troops lost Alexander.

Mister Mountstuart Elphinstone, in his account of is mission to Kabul in 1809, says he once urged upon a very intelligent old man of the tribe of Meankheile, the superiority of a quiet life under a powerful monarch, over the state of chaotic anarchy that so frequently prevailed.

The reply was “We are content with alarms, we are content with discord, we are content with blood, but we will never be content with a master!”

As Machiavelli observed, such places are easy to conquer, but hard to hold, and so it proved.”

“If an elite attempt to rule distant places, they will rule them very badly, unless some of the children of the elite move to those places, and stay there to rule them. […] If you are not going to stick around, the incentive is to take everything and smash everything, which is what happened to Haiti when the US State Department ngos got coercive quasi governmental power. Haitians wound up eating dirt, sleeping in the rain, and got cholera. So, not going to rule well, unless you have a fertile elite, which needs more governmental and quasi governmental jobs for its excessively numerous offspring. In which case good rule will naturally follow from the desire of that elite to make a nice place for themselves and their descendants.”

“Regulation strengthens incumbents because on the absence of a persistent political pull, regulatory capture is the default outcome.”

“Yeah honestly I don’t think “women” want anything. I mean look at this shit. Jordan Peterson points out that among the Big 5 personality traits women are higher in agreeableness than men. What if they just want what they are told to want?”

“YOU CANNOT give a woman everything she needs. If God Himself gave them eyebrows, they shave it and draw their own. God gave them nails, they cut it off and fixed their own, God gave them hair, they cut it off and fixed their own, He gave them breast, they repackage it to what they want, God still gave them buttocks, they arrange it to the size they want. If even God can’t satisfy them then who are you to think you can please them?

My brother don’t kill yourself.”

>left embraces ‘extremists’ for decades, covers for them, etc.
>consistent winning up until very recently
>right does the opposite
>loses very consistently and only has the occasional victory here and there
really makes u think”

“What is something about the ancient world that you think most people misunderstand?”

“we’re living in it”

“Automation reduces the number of workers necessary to sustain an economy and elevates the standards of human labor by removing the lowest-skill jobs and moving upwards. The issue is the maximum extent of human capability is fixed, because assuming infinite economic growth (this is their assumption) the market progresses so much faster than human evolution can keep up with. Imagine the ridiculousness if we ever came to a point the ordinary citizen must be an Einstein to make a basic living.”

“IQ isn’t real okay, we’re all going to be computer programmers one day

actually, it now seems rather poetic that countries with said mindset are now being invaded by mexicans, africans, and arabs.”

“Equal opportunity. We are all born equal, and therefore we all have within our capacity to become geniuses. If the market demanded that we do to live, and some of us fail, it is therefore their fault, because equal opportunity!

God I hate capitalists so much.”

“If anyone could ever make a convoluted assessment that the cost of a conflict outweighs the benefits of its victory then he was never fighting a true enemy.”

“It spread so much that it became common knowledge. And when something is common knowledge, people must have an opinion on them. You gotta talk about something, right? Conversation is a way to convey information, but there’s only a real need for so much information most of the time. 90% of conversation is just a way of testing your peers and see if you can pick up some status from them. And that’s the most basic form of politics.

The most important invention of the 20th century wasn’t antibiotics, or the airplane. It was TV. The dumb box made everybody sit down and watch the same stuff, all day, every day. Why? Precisely because it gets everyone to watch the same thing, to have the same common knowledge. Suddenly everybody had something in common to talk about and play politics, big and small.”

“Thankfully in this case Prayut and his guys delivered the goods, and Thailand will be spared of further turmoil at least until next year. The opposition of course cries “they’re using the kids for political purposes”. Of course! They were forced to, else that very opposition would use the kids in order to bring down the government. I’m sure neither Prayut not anybody in his government was happy about the huge problem the dumb kids had given them. In any pre-mass media society, the kids would have been left to die, and nobody would have cared, besides some locals who would have come with legends of cave demons one shouldn’t disturb.”

“Lets also ignore that Judaism has implanted itself so deeply into the American cultural psyche that it’s still perceived as patriotism to wave a Star of David banner in place of the US flag and to sacrifice American lives in defense of this alien race. Oh no, it’s all geopolitics guys; totally not subversion!”

“Should have a line where you kill anyone who crosses it. Peasants so ovinized they don’t.

This should be Rotherham: everyone piles into the police station. Grapple the cops at about 3-1 at the signal. Loot all the weapons. Ethnically cleanse the city and declare it independent.

And why should that be Rotherham? Because if there isn’t some point at which you do something like that, you get to live in Rotherham as it actually exists. Frankly, they deserve it for being that weak.”

“The real major disorder of asperger’s is when folks say, ‘don’t lie,’ spergs go ‘okay’ instead of ‘haha nice one.'”

“Those with no judgment ability must, for the sake of their ego, pretend nobody else has discernment either.”

“People travel basically because 15th century nobles travelled, and the nobles travelled because they had mastered the local rules and were bored. Maybe 6% of travellers do it because they actually enjoy it.”

“Policy at its best is currently people deploying high quality common sense and people reading and then diligently laundering their choices through cherry picked academic papers.”

“We may not personally be fearful but we did encounter quite a few young people who were.”

“I cannot explain that and I’m not interested whether they’re fearful or not fearful. I think it’s better that they’re fearful and they take me seriously, than if they think I’m somebody they can brush off. That’s all. And if you’re the prime minister and you’re brushed off, you’re in trouble.”

“It’s great when the last century of improvements in lawkeeping can’t reasonably show both endpoints in the same graph because the near end causes too much compression on the far end.

That’s a factor of 37, by the way.
They’re trying to imply that 97% of crime (or more) was not reported in 1900, so the graph doesn’t look so catastrophic.”

“Miscegenation has to be the worst aspect of leftist cultural domination because it represents an attack on the fundamental genetic quality of the population upon which everything else is built. The law of non-inheritance of acquired characteristics means that, no matter how crazy leftism gets, a complete recovery is possible in one generation with regards to anything that doesn’t affect the genetic quality of the population. But miscegenation (and other kinds of dysgenics) does exactly that.”

“Very few people argue as though they could ever solve a problem or get to the truth of the matter. They’re trained, per liberalism, to “offer perspectives” and to “compare and contrast” instead.”

“I call that “bureaucrat training”. In any bureaucratic setting employees aren’t supposed to solve anything, they should just obey orders and “offer perspectives” during weekly meetings. That’s all.

The education system does not conceive of people starting businesses.”

“To believe that one should be happy just to be alive, despite leading a hideous existence, is to think like a slave; to think that it is pleasant to have an ordinary and comfortable life, is to have the emotions of an animal; men, however, become so blind that they cannot even see that they do not live or think like human beings. People squirm in agitation before a dark wall and dream about buying washing machines and television sets; they anxiously look to tomorrow, even though it will bring nothing.”

“For the great press of solipsistic ape creatures, the point isn’t doing things, but being seen doing things.”

“Most people are not chronically inveterate status climbers like a dyed in the wool shitlib; if they ever engage in signaling (or perhaps more often, are prompted to signal), it is not so much for the purpose of advancing position, or gaining power, or glorifying themselves, but rather, to avoid censure. What a normie is generally concerned about all in social spheres is self-defense.

That is, ironically, why when a spergmatically unhinged mattoid starts engaging in vituperous pseudosanctimonia, so often, a large crowd of normies will come to align themselves with the disruptive minority. Because their instincts for sensing social phenomena is telling them that they are in danger, and their instincts for navigating social currents is telling them that danger is solved by aligning with it.

The normie’s normie friends won’t help them en mass, because they don’t want any trouble either. Their perfectly normal instincts are in favor of just keep on keeping on, the avoidance of conflict, the minimization of group dis-coherence. Sometimes, this can even give rise to kafkaesque situations where the person being harassed by the disruptive minority is blamed by the rest of the crowd for causing disruption.”

“The problem with informal systems covered by veneers of effete bullshit, is that the next generation won’t ‘get the joke’ and will so often seriously believe in the bullshit.”

“That which is so must be strenuously, explicitly, and repeatedly reiterated, lest the ever creeping vines of pretty lies that grow in the surplus soil of civilization choke it out once again.”

2018 Jun 17 ~ 25

“While the figures vary widely from state to state, the average American woman taking a 5-year break from her career starting at age 26 will lose out on $467,000 in income, wage growth, and retirement assets and benefits over her lifetime. An average American man of the same age will lose $596,000.”

“Muh retirement and big house and new car, how will I ever impress my neighbors the Soy family?

Why doesn’t this take into account the earnings of your child over their life if you stay home with them vs dumping them in a daycare.”

“Any society where the dominant ideology starts from the premise of female inferiority is faced with the problem of how to reconcile that belief with experience. It’s fairly easily to sustain the claim that women are physically inferior, for most, but not all definitions of physical activity. Claiming that women are intellectually or morally inferior is much harder, given the empirical evidence in every society of considerable numbers of intelligent and/or virtuous women along with stupid and/or vicious men. It is possible for a society to get round the problem of intelligent women by refusing to educate them properly and then calling them ignorant, and the moral problem by deployment of double standards, but both require particularly concentrated forms of self-delusion. The easiest solution for believers in male superiority is therefore to retreat to the proposition that on average women are intellectually or morally inferior. This is very difficult to disprove conclusively, even with advanced experimental techniques, particularly given the psychological effects on women themselves.
Saying that women are inferior on average is also a very flexible strategy, because it allows variation on how much overlap there is between the ‘worst’ men and the ‘best’ women. At one extreme a few exceptional women can be grudgingly admitted to be up there with the lowest men. At the other end, any number of individual women can be recognised as morally or intellectually excellent, just as long as a few men are still on top (so that it doesn’t matter if more women than men go to university, as long as most Nobel prize winners are male)”

>is faced with the problem of how to reconcile that with experience
>but it’s a very flexible strategy
>and it’s hard to say they’re wrong
>t. woman

wow!”

“It turns out you can make a eunuch grow tits, but that doesn’t make the eunuch a woman.

This tweet flagrantly violates twitter’s standards, but twitter was programmed by folk so poorly educated that the word ‘eunuch’ would never occur to them. I’m therefore almost perfectly safe.”

“What if it’s just an AP style rule that you have to translate foreign catchphrases into English. I hope they do that for neo-Nazis, too. Instead of “seig heil” the AP will say “Hurray for winning!””

“Jordan Peterson: “Well, when chimps would have a tyrant ruling them, other chimps would rise up and depose him.”

“So you’re saying we should rise up and kill the tyrants?”

JP: “No no don’t do that! You’re the problem! If only you worked harder for the tyrant would you find that your life would improve!””

>Albert Einstein’s private diaries reveal his racist views

No matter how hard you shill for the progressive establishment, some day, you won’t be progressive enough, and your name will be dragged through the mud to score cheap virtue points. In contrast, heroic service to the white race and Western Civilization will get you scorend a lot harder by their enemies, but will always be honored and revered by their defenders and admirers.”

“If there is consistency, there are rules; if rules exist, they can be found.”

“In one survey of romance novels (which tend to be written by and for women), the lead female character was raped in 54%. The male heroes are usually rugged warrior types and these books may illustrate a desire to “conquer the heart of the rapist” and tame him for marriage.”

“I miss that approach. Was lucky enough to view this approach from the cockpit once in 91 or 92. Most brilliant approach of any airport I’ve flown into.”

“are u a pilot?”

“Nope; just a tourist lucky enough to sit next to a pilot who invited me up to the cockpit of the 747 we were on.”

“In the 80’s and 90’s, terrorism didn’t really enter anyone’s mind. So people got invited to the cockpit quite a lot. But once Hijackings and other acts happened, it all changed. The width of the door was changed, and no-one was aloud in the cockpit.”

“I don’t wanna hear about no wage gap when a woman can take off her socks and make 200 dollars”

“Well, a class society is based on wealth and education, you can move up and down, and date outside your class.

Caste is hereditary, based on birth, you can only marry within your caste, and usually it comes with specific duties.

A class meritocracy as ours is cruel since, instead of the bottom 90% being the strong honored backbone of society, they are just…the losers.

Also, men kill themselves to get ahead to get the girl.

In a caste society the elites know they did nothing to earn their wealth and power, they were born into it, thus it comes with heavy responsibility for them to act on the lower castes behalf.

Why would todays self-made millionaire care about others ? He earned his money fair and square, he doesn’t owe anyone anything.”

“This very revealing line explains why they (and American transit planning in general) failed:

“CTDOT is requesting that all customers making optional trips, to change their plans so there is room on trains for customers to get home.””

“Induced demand is very real: where you make a desirable thing easier to access, you get more people using it. For highways, this is a problem, because *highways slow down as they approach capacity.* But trains–if they have good doors and interiors, lol–don’t have this problem!”

“I ignore polling as a method of government. I think that shows a certain weakness of mind. An inability to chart a course – whichever the way the wind blows, whichever way the media encourages the people to go, you follow.

You are not a leader.”

“Thank goodness we got rid of basing Society on centuries-old custom and tradition and now base it on reason that have given us unending wars, totalitarian regimes, and environmental decimation.”

>I follow some of the worst reactionary fascists on this website to see what their up to, you can’t assume someone agrees with the people they follow.

So many people think keeping tabs = endorsement

Imagine identifying a group as a mortal threat and then stubbornly refusing to have any intel on them lmao

“If we have a clear and accurate idea of their motivations and habits, we’re no better than they are!”

– losers”

“Greek word ethos => the word ethics

literally means “character”

One of Aristotle’s goal was to describe what qualities constitute an excellent character.

Phronesis, was his answer, living well. Practicality.”

“Child separation hysteria is the latest version of Alicia Machado. It shows yet again how institutions decide the discourse, not “the people” who try to key in on what high status people are doing and copy them.”

“According to the Council on Foreign Relations; Global Conflict Tracker, the Western Hemisphere is, with the exception of the drug-war on Mexico, free of conflict. No person alive can remember our Hemisphere to be as peaceful as it is today.”

“This should be headline news”

“There are no declared wars, only warlike casualty rates and places (e.g. Eiffel tower) that require a military escort! Everything is officially fine!

The crime rate is only fifty times higher than it needs to be! Everything is fine, really!

By the way, for those of you who haven’t seen the statistics first hand:
(Warning, spreadsheet)
Population has doubled.
“more serious wounding” has gone up 60 times. (So, 30 times per cap.)

Murder has only doubled. 300ish to 700ish. So, roughly in line with population. However, WWI and WWII dramatically improved trauma medicine. That’s why ‘wounding’ can go up 30 times and murder stays constant. In this one (warning, pdf) you can see most of the trends reverse and go back up in the last 100 years or so. It’s not just England and Wales. Don’t forget this is after modern police stations fudging the crime numbers.

Rape is up 20x per capita.
Apparently under-16 sex peaked mid century. (Haha, liars.)
Total violent crime has increased 97 fold per capita since 1898. And this data is fifteen years old at this point.
Robbery is up a 171 times.
That’s 17,100%

But it’s okay! Headline news: the Western hemisphere is conflict free except for Mexican drug cartels! It’s fine! Officially, everything is fine!”

“The other number I like to repeat: American-Bantu bastardy in 1950: 20%. In 2000, after civil rights: 80%.”

“Entirety of Detroit is a no-go zone for police, basically. It’s a miracle we get any stats at all, to be honest.”

“This is insane. What are causes ? Dysgenics, atomization, lower enforcement / punishment (don’t believe most western police do anything with robberies anymore)”

“Mainly going from a functioning crime suppression system to a system (called “justice”) which actively rewards crime. You can’t even call it immigration because the graph is pretty smooth for all 100 years.”

“Can you expand on this further please ?”

“Whatever the English did in 1900 when someone committed a crime, it worked. It normally resulted in that crime being committed less often.

Today, if you report that Pakis are raping your daughter, you get arrested for racist Islamophobia. If you shoot a highwayman trying to rob you, you’re jailed for gun crime. If you stab a burglar, then you’ll be liable for damages to person and emotion.

If you report a burglary, or even a violent crime, in between 1 in 30 and 1 in 50 cases, there will be no arrest. Most criminals get rap sheets measured in feet before they see in the inside of a cell. Despite having a rap sheet measured in feet, the felon will likely be out on the street again within a year.”

“keep in mind that a deep conversation for most people is anything that isn’t a mere attempt at mitigating silence.”

“For white collar jobs, it’s not so much outsourcing as jobs just disappearing outright, as efficiency increase.

Last year, China had an unemployment of 16% among college educated, and over 25% among new college graduates. It would’ve been worse, had they not have a mandatory retirement age to take old coots out of circulation and free up their spots.

At the same time, both GDP and median living standard grew by 8%, and unemployment among non-college graduates is almost nonexistent.

This is happening the world over. White collar jobs are under pressure. What little good jobs remaining is gobbled up by old ppl needing extra cash to raise their unemployed children.

Companies prefer work experience over fresh graduates, but you can’t get experience when you can’t get a job. Catch 22.”

“Through taxation, all working men are married to all women but without the icky sex part.”

“Understand that the people whinging about the poor migrant kids being separated from their lawbreaker parents would gladly have CPS take your kids from you because you’re “racist” if they could.”

“Get another job then”
“No one is forcing you to work at Amazon.”
“Rich get richer, poor get poorer. Of course the bootlickers such as Michael and Baz are out in force. 8 people have half the earths wealth ffs.”

“[F]or most of its first decades of development, much of the Santa Clara Valley’s growth, as in Los Angeles, came from defense contractors . For much of the time, Lockheed Missiles and Space constituted the real cornerstone of the economy . Like the defense engineers who flocked to LA in the 1950s , the people who populated and firms like H-P the area largely came for the weather and to buy that ranch house on a cul-de-sac.

The lack of hip amenities did not stop the Valley of that time from producing an exemplar of democratic capitalism at its best, creating not only millionaires but also many simply successful middle and working class careers. Unfortunately, this idyll could not last. By the 1980s the Japanese, Korean and Chinese were beginning to tear holes in this version of the Valley. The alchemy of making semiconductors and computer systems was no longer the exclusive province of Americans, much less Californians.

When the place resurfaced from its early 1990s downturn, it did so in a dramatically different form — more software oriented, less engineer-centric and far more dominated by Ivy League MBAs. Heavily hyped by an adoring east coast media, the new Valley elite also was much more “creative” culturally than the plastic pen holder types who built it in the first place. Some even opted for “personality” and moved to San Francisco, at least part-time.

But the key to making the whole reinvention work lay in the pool of venture capital that accumulated during the industrial period, and the insistence by the venture capitalist that the new dotcoms locate close by .The factory-free Yahoos, Googles and Ebays emerged squarely on the shoulders of industrial giants, the National Semiconductors, the Intels, the HPs, the Tandems, the Apples and the even the Lockheeds. This is something often forgotten today.”

“If I am shot down, I will regret absolutely nothing. The termite mound of the future terrifies me, and I hate the robotic righteousness of men. I myself was made to be a gardener.”

“So then after a good and eventful 500 years the Goryeo dynasty collapses, and it is replaced by a coup launched by this guy called Yi Seong-gye. The background here is that as the Mongol Yuan dynasty, which ruled both China and Korea, collapsed, the recovered Goryeo dynasty tried to take advantage of the civil war chaos to win more territory from China. Yi Seong-gye was a Goryeo general, and he received the orders to attack Chinese armies. He thought it was a pretty stupid idea, so he came with a better one: he’d make peace with the Chinese armies and go invade the Korean capital instead. So he crossed the Korean Rubicon, and installed himself as new king in 1392.”

“History consists of guys deciding their orders are stupid and they’ll do something else. Their orders are usually pointless signalling, and the guys even if they died usually ended up doing something more interesting anyways.”

“A little illegality (of which they hoped that they would be able to say “Well, what does it matter now” after turning up some Trump crime that would retroactively justify the investigation) has been slowly turning into a big illegality with nothing to justify it.

And when an illegality gets big enough, it is civil war.

On lefty boards, I keep hearing the argument “Well the first FBI and DoJ actions could not have been illegal, because if they were then the later actions would be even more illegal”.

There is a flaw in that argument.

The real meaning of that argument is “Anything we do is legal because we do it, and anything you do is illegal because you do it, because we can and will escalate further than you dare to escalate.” Wanna bet about what Trump will not dare? Duterte escalated all the way, and is as a result hugely popular.

They might be right. No wall yet, and the swamp shows no signs of draining, but if they are right this time, sooner or later, will be wrong.”

“Draining the swamp is an autocoup. The power of the presidency is so vast, that if a president and his successors were to successfully seize it, they would never lose power, never lose an election. But because it is so vast, it is slippery. It is more power than any mortal can successfully exercise.”

“Republics in the west exists because of the historical precedent of Greece and especially Rome, and then Venice. Asians never had kingless polities and couldn’t conceive of one.
To explain democracy you need to explain Athens and Rome, not rifles and printing.”

“This is not about helping children. A lot of people yelling at you on TV don’t even have chilren.”

“So actor Peter Fonda (@IAmFonda) calls for Trump’s 12 year old son to be raped by pedophiles and @SonyPictures is still releasing his new movie, but Roseanne makes a joke about someone and her show is canceled within hours. That’s Hollywood.”

“I didn’t do anything illegal. But I can understand the appeal of dealing drugs to Negroes if it means not having to fill out an application.”

“Japan has never harmed us. Japan is not threatening us. Japan has treated us better than any other world power in the matter of paying debts, courtesy to our visitors and residents, and never attempting to meddle in our affairs. Japan is the only world power that has paid back all sums borrowed without delay or default on a single penny. If we are going to answer this fair treatment of us by enmity, no incentive is left for any country to treat us well in the future.”

“Hope is a word and concept for people who are not acting.”

“There is a concept in education circles called the teachable moment, a fortuitous convergence of circumstance and nascent interest that creates the perfect environment to teach something in a meaningful, lasting way.”

“Why is it only eveer really ugly and really good looking people that cosplay?”

“i mean
there is average cosplay
but why bother to take a pic of it”

“average people don’t cosplay
average people don’t do much of anything actually”

“For traditional societies, all the important acts of life were revealed ab origine by gods or heroes. Men only repeat the exemplary and paradigmatic gestures ad infinitum.”

“Gaming is a distraction, it is entertainment, a psychological warfare tool to keep the population occupied and pacified.

Humans learn all of their lives. And the elites use this desire to learn and channel it into a ditch. Playing is a way to learn, but instead of playfully learning about reality, teenagers and children today learn about fantasy, about irrelevant characters in irrelevant games doing irrelevant things.

You are filling your mind with garbage, while humanity is conquered and enslaved by a technocratic elite that has erected a matrix like system to control and domesticate its subjects.”

“What I appreciate here is the Family Planning Commission changing its purpose 180 degrees without bothering to change its name”

“The law of bureaucratic permanence”

“Do we work more or less than people in the 1700s? Much more. In fact there would be a revolt if a peasant population were subjected to today’s standards. The festival days alone equated to far more time off work than people have today.

Does technology improve lives? It can. But ther problem is usury pits people against each other, often unknowingly. Thus the products themselves are often predatory in nature. Our medical system is a good example.”

“America doesn’t have a China problem, it has finance problem. There’s no way to fix deindustrialisation without addressing the fact that America’s financial institutions have zero interest in maintaining their own industrial base. That requires major reform.”

“If you’re trying to make the best financial decision, do you pick your car based on its miles per tank or miles per gallon? By prizing developments that produce the highest total tax value instead of the highest tax value per acre, our cities are, in effect, picking the car with the biggest gas tank over the one with the best gas mileage.”

“11 attempted assassinations and I survived them all. Oddly, none of the assassins survived more than 2 months after the attempt. They all encountered bizarre accidents. It’s a strange fucking world.”

“Everybody and everything is an object. That’s the point. You don’t look at a sexual being and wonder about their career or their family life. There is a limit to political correctness.

And the entire idea of a ‘respectable’ sex appeal is such a hackeneyed American idea based around the fear of being shown anything sexual. You guys are so used to extreme censorship that you actually think that’s how it actually works.

There is nothing wrong with visual sex appeal. Absolutely none. It’s the American prudes who are acting like the freaks in this situation.”

“The average normie sees kids border crying on the news and feels bad until they go shopping and see the graffiti all over their neighborhood and foreigners with 5 fat kids and two shopping carts full of food using EBT and WIC to pay.

Then those feels go away.”

“This Instagram model got mad at me because I spotted her off the hood even though she’s been pretending to be in a tropical resort with her friends for an entire month.”

“Walking in nature is healthy.

But is it the trees and greenery, or the lack of people that makes it healthy?”

“People are able to endure quite a few things for the sake of the money before them. The rich take advantage of that characteristic, forcing others to serve them for the rest of their lives, allowing us to live in comfort.

Kings do not become kings by themselves. If the poor rise up together, declaring that they do not want any money, kings will be overthrown. However, the poor seek money so that they may become kings themselves – which in turn only strengthens the position of the current king. They cannot escape that fruitless paradox.

Kings cannot be defeated as long as the poor desire money.

The poor will continue to be bound. The kings will be wary and provide just enough comfort so that uprisings do not occur, regardless of how hard the kings drive them.”

“Chronic Unexplained Illness on TV:
We have no idea what is wrong with you. We will run lots of expensive tests and give you the best care until we find out and fix you, don’t worry. We love to solve a good mystery.

Chronic Unexplained Illness In Real Life:
There’s no obvious reason you’re feeling this way. Perhaps you’re making it up? Take some antidepressants and lose some weight, I’m sure you’ll learn to live with it.”

“alternate:

Chronic Unexplained Illness In Real Life:
It’s perfectly explained by something that we just happen to have an expensive drug for that you’ll have to take three times a day every day for the rest of your life.”

“I LEARNED RECENTLY THAT PLATO WON THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE OLYMPICS FOR WRESTLING THREE TIMES. THIS PUTS A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THINGS. I ALWAYS IMAGINED PLATO TO BE FRAIL AND MISSHAPEN BUT HE MUST HAVE BEEN FRICKEN RIPPED. I WONDER IF ARISTOTLE EVER FELT ANXIETY ABOUT GETTING PHYSICALLY (I.E. NOT JUST METAPHYSICALLY) DISMANTLED BY PLATO. PLATO WAS PROBABLY PISSED OFF BY AT LEAST A HANDFUL OF QUESTIONS ARISTOTLE ASKED HIM. ARISTOTLE WAS A LITERAL GENIUS TOO. IMAGINE PLATO LECTURING AND WRITING ON A BLACKBOARD AND ARISTOTLE THROWING OUT A COMMENT OUT THERE ABOUT SOME COMPLEX MISSETP IN PLATO’S LOGIC AND PLATO’S CHALK JUST SNAPS AND ARISTOTLE’S TESTICLES SUCK WAY BACK UP TO WHERE THEY DROPPED FROM, THEN PLATO IN A BLUR APPEARS BESIDE ARISTOTLE SITTING AT HIS DESK AND HE PICKS HIM UP AND SUPLEXES HIS MACEDONIAN ASS.”

“given the context of a lot of Plato’s conclusions I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Plato responded to a lot of reasonable criticisms with “Fight me” and that was the end of it.”

“We’re not actually sure whether Plato is his real name! Some people speculate that, because Platon means “broad” in Greek, this was actually his wrestling nick name. Basically, it’s like Dwayne Johnson became a famous philosopher and everyone still called him “The Rock”.”

“Can we have a movie about Plato starring Dwayne Johnson?”

“It is in every intelligent man’s interest to favor a king over a democratically elected parasite. Kings have good long-term reasons to steward the capital value of their realm, especially human capital, while mob-elected demagogues have incentive only to loot and plunder while they can. In the eyes of such short-sighted cannibals, a smart man is at best a food source and at worst an obstacle.”

“this particular form of nationalization—public risk-bearing without public control—is “socialism with American characteristics””

“You can kick an employee of the President of the United States out of your business, but you can’t kick someone who shoves his cock into another man’s shithole out of your business.

Welcome to America.”

“You can tell this meme is parasitic and dishonest because if white people are as bad as they’re trying to portray, why do shitskins even want to live among us? They’re better off among other Noble savages. They may be poor but they’re obviously pure of heart…”

“Social scientists distinguish between what are known as treatment effects and selection effects. The Marine Corps, for instance, is largely a treatment-effect institution. It doesn’t have an enormous admissions office grading applicants along four separate dimensions of toughness and intelligence. It’s confident that the experience of undergoing Marine Corps basic training will turn you into a formidable soldier. A modeling agency, by contrast, is a selection-effect institution. You don’t become beautiful by signing up with an agency. You get signed up by an agency because you’re beautiful.

At the heart of the American obsession with the Ivy League is the belief that schools like Harvard provide the social and intellectual equivalent of Marine Corps basic training – that being taught by all those brilliant professors and meeting all those other motivated students and getting a degree with that powerful name on it will confer advantages that no local state university can provide. Fueling the treatment-effect idea are studies showing that if you take two students with the same SAT scores and grades, one of them who goes to a school like Harvard and one of whom goes to a less selective college, the Ivy Leaguer will make far more money ten or twenty years down the road.

The extraordinary emphasis the Ivy League places on admissions policies, though, makes it seem more like a modeling agency than like the Marine Corps, and, sure enough, the studies based on those two apparently equivalent students turn out to be flawed. How do we know that two students who have the same SAT scores and grades really are equivalent? It’s quite possible that the student who goes to Harvard is more ambitious and energetic and personable than the student who wasn’t let in, and that those same intangibles are what account for this better career success. TO assess the effect of the Ivies, it makes more sense to compare the student who got into a top school with the student who got in to that same school but chose to go to a less selective one. Three years ago, the economists Alan Krueger and Stacy Dale published just a study. And they found that when you compare apples and apples the income bonus from selective schools disappears.

In the nineteen-eighties, a handful of educational researchers surveyed the students who attended [Hunter College Elementary School] between 1948 and 1960 […] This was a group with an average IQ of 157 – three and a half standard deviations above the mean – who had been given what, by any measure, was one of the finest classroom experiences in the world. As graduates, though, they weren’t nearly as distinguished as what they were expected to be. “Although most of our study participants are successful and fairly content with their lives and accomplishments,” the authors conclude, “there are no superstars… and only one or two familiar names.” […] Perhaps, the study suggests, “after noting the sacrifices involved in trying for national or world-class leadership in a field, HCES graduates decided that the intelligent thing to do was to choose relatively happy and successful lives.” It is a wonderful thing, of course, for a school to turn out lots of relatively happy and successful graduates. But Harvard didn’t want lots of relatively happy and successful graduates. It wanted superstars […]

One of these characteristics can be thought of as drive – a strong desire to succeed and unswerving determination to reach a goal, whether it be winning the next game or closing a sale. Similarly, athletes tend to be more energetic than the average person, which translates into an ability to work hard over long periods of time – to meet, for example, the workload demands placed on young people by an investment bank in the throes of analyzing a transaction. In addition, athletes are more likely than others to be highly competitive, gregarious and confident of their ability to work well in groups (on teams).”

“The lefties are so solipsistic, they think we’re all liberal democrats, it’s just that some of us are corrupt or racist.”

“The closest safe port off the coast of Libya… is in Libya.

It is just common sense, and a geographical fact, with which the leftist seem to have a problem with.”

“The guard of a king is composed of citizens: that of a tyrant is composed of foreigners.”

“Perfect purity is possible if you turn your life into a line of poetry written with a splash of blood.”

“You can also invert their argument effortlessly. If ‘immigrants’ are such a miraculous economic boon, then surely the poor countries they are from need them much more than rich greedy America right?

[…] The basic problem with those arguments is ‘libertarians’ have no values beyond economic ones. Congolese pygmies are to be regarded as having nothing more than cultural preferences that are different from Europeans. They know the cost of everything and the value of nothing.”

“i think labling every rational concern about social norms one might have as a ‘[X]-phobia’ is one of jewish psychiatries greatest propaganda triumphs”

“i dont know what enlightenment epistemology is for example”

“So it basically all goes back to when a gay kiddly fiddler named plato once foolishly agreed with some sophists that the senses were unreliable, setting up 2000+ years worth of fanboys who took him seriously after to fruitlessly retread the same ground over and over and produce schizophrenia in written form attempting to make systems of thought around taking such an assumption as a given. Blunder of the millennium really.

But anyways, skipping a lot we arrive at Descartes, who could perhaps be considered a seminal example of the needless handwringing brought about by taking the athenian pederast seriously. Like many of his unfortunate fellows (and unfortunate countrymen who had(and have)to live in a society subjected to the (ostensibly)intellectual output of such unfortunate fellows), he made an attempt to produce an epistemology while assuming the premise that senses are essentially unreliable as a given. His attempt at a solution to this intractable thought exercise (for intractable, and a thought exercise, it both is) was what some might recognize as ‘categorically imperative’ avant la letre, before Kant himself gave the irascible mode of thought its name.

In the most simplest terms, the ‘enlightenment project’ basically comes down to the desire to produce a system, that is wholly atemporal or universal, which can be used naively to calculate any possible knowledge, wholly separate from any particular user agent. The ultimate failure mode of all this was, of course, the fact that the capacity of any given system is necessarily contingent on the capacity of its creator; no being within Being could create a system that fully encapsulates being; for if it did, then it already does.

It was the ultimate failure of such a project that gave rise to the oft misunderstood post-modernist schools of thought, particularly the french continentals. Who, while claiming to be overturning the modernism typical of Descartes and those inspired by him, ironically retained the same modernist/enlightenment standards of evidence; standards that dictate that any valid proposition must be universally valid; that any proposition with an exception anywhere is just as worthless as any other; standards that, if you were to actually take them seriously and apply them consistently, would imply that knowledge itself is impossible.

Which means naturally, of course, that noone (least of all the baizuo lumpenproles) ever actually applies them consistently, but instead in selective, tactical manners, to rhetorically dissolve Things They Don’t Like in the acid of nominalism, while leaving their own conceits overlooked.”

“You’re going to find within your lifetime, but not much within mine, that you have moved more than you would have expected from L2 to L1 or Linfinity, and you will find that statistics does not support you. The chi-squared test is a good example of this: an L2 fit. They haven’t bothered to work out the L1 or Linfinity qualities of it. The mathematics are a little more ferocious. It’s a little more difficult. But with modern machines, who cares about how difficult math is, we just let the machines grind away, they can do a few billion operations a second, what do I care.

It is better to get the right problem solved a little bit slowly, than to rapidly solve the wrong problem.

I announce that as a very general theorem.

The tendency is to try to solve the wrong problem elegantly and rapidly. And I have seen that enormous times in my life; grabbing something I can cope with and solving the wrong problem, announcing the exact answer to the wrong problem.

Generally speaking, I would rather have an approximate answer to the right problem. And that is where the difficulty arises: identifying the problem. The greatest step in creativity is recognizing that there is a problem. The second greatest step is identifying the nature of the problem.”

“College today functions as middle-class finishing school, the gate and key to the world outside the service industry. But the critical point that the Jacobin piece misses is that academia is the font of moral instruction in American society, a decade or so upstream from the mass media. We learn at college that “people of color” is the proper designation for non-whites and that “LGBTQA+” is the proper acronym for the broader gay community. This is the twenty-first-century version of knowing which fork to use when navigating a multi-course meal. Where dining etiquette expresses refinement and discipline, politically correct behavior demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

But something common is signaled by both protocols: the education and personal virtue that legitimize social elites. The differences between the protocols are functions of a changing moral context. God no longer has the role of moral lawgiver—democracy has crowded him out. Pride Month, which comes every June, is a new sort of Eastertide, complete with passion-plays about LGBT history. Trillion-dollar corporations trip over each other to signal adherence to the queer, borderless creed. Their otherwise shameful power is sanitized with signals that their position is justified by some other moral authority. Just as attacks on the the king were once reframed as rebellions against God, attacks on corporations and governments today can be neutralized as bigotry. Whether this is justified — or if it even works — isn’t relevant. What matters is that diversity is the moral order that power instinctively tries to map itself onto.”

“You build 3-dimensional things. The design space [however] is n-dimensional. You design in n-dimensional space, one dimension for every parameter you can adjust. Therefore it is not 3-dimensional space that matters in design, it is n-dimensional space.

And n-dimensional space is vast. Very, very large.

To convince you of this, I will start by your own experience. You think you know 3-dimensional space, but you really don’t. You are really familiar with 2 dimensions. In 2 dimensions, a random walk will come back to the same place: if you meet a person, there’s a good chance you’ll meet them again.

In 3 dimensions, that is not true. In 3 dimensions, say the ocean where the fish live, what do they do? They go around on the bottom, they go around on the surface, they go around in schools, they assemble at the mouth of a river. They cannot wander the open ocean and hope to find a mate. That’s how vast 3 dimensions is. You can wander around 2 dimensions and sure enough, you can get a mate. Probably. In 3 dimensions, not a very good chance.

In higher ones, forget it.

But that is the space of design. You’re out there in that tremendously vast space. The purpose today is to give you some feeling for this terrible design space which is where the ideas behind what you have occur.”