Lightning Round – 2016/09/21

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Babylon the necropolis.

A response to the Flight 93 election.

The High Tory tradition.

On socialism kills.

How to inquisition.

Why the memes are strong.
Related: Hillary running scared from meme magic.

The alt-lite.

The slow death of English.

How to remove 11 million illegals.

Politics is war.
Related: Tensions over identity well contained.

The suicide of the neocons.

The Soviet’s CIA head.
Related: Hidden history: Black mutinies in WW2.

Some right-wing news.

What’s the value of the Bill of Rights?

Shia geopolitics.

Yes, Trump can fire the bastards.
Related: Rumours that Trump would appoint Thiel to the SC.
Related: Thiel on effective government.
Related: Is Trump’s endorsement by 88 retired general a neo-nazi code?

The origins of the Anglo-Saxon.

The puritan hypothesis in short.
Related: Against the puritan hypothesis.

Full automation.

A return to noblesse oblige.

Real news and fake news.

Politics is upstream of AI.

The rot of positivism.
Related: The seven deplorable sins of secularism.

Value change.

William Glaston lays out hard truths.

Cryptocurrency as cuck finance.

Literally shaking.

Google erases white inventors.

Being a white minority in Georgia.

When did whites evolve?

CNN: Math is racist.

The diverse are using BDS to discriminate against Jewish SJW’s.

Concentration and IQ tests.

On the NFL.

The surrender-by-death of ethno-nationalism.

When your church converges.

On Rome in Revelations.
Related: RC and canonicity.
Related: More on Protestantism.

Cane changes his mind on some things.

Special might be destroying you.

Age of cross-dressing.

Marriage: Bearing a double burden.

The problems with “intelligent” submission.
Related: Submission is easy.
Related: She’s in control.
Related: To the defenders of rebellion.
Related: Starting with the right question.
Related: Jenny Erickson: Warning signs.

Are real men attracted to boisterous women?

A sexual market oddity.

Why modern women are angry all the time. Related.

Feeding off the hatred of others.

The idiot intellectuals.

Electoral classism.

These people really do control our society.

Keoni Galt got vaxxed.

Smells like victory.
Related: Trump handling the media.
Related: A question for Never Trumpers.

A note on Clinton.
Related: The shifting narrative.
Related: Clinton is worried Trump will hang her.

James D Watson still banned from polite society.

Fragile infrastructure.

The Hakka market dominant minority.

Pedoface exists.

On early mapsMore.

Chesterton on the Civil War and honour.

On communist atrocities.

Synthetic heroin.

Brand-name drugs.

Lightning Round – 2016/09/08

The jungle is a choice.
Related: Fury and fear in Paris.
Related: Redefining the nation.
Related: We Danes.
Related: The mystery of rising tensions.

Our continuing asymmetric conflict.

The Benedict Arnold option.

NRx vs. Altright.
Related: Vox on NRx and the Altright.
Related: Alt-Reich: the black hole of modernism.

The full press on the alt-right.
Related: The alt-right big tent.
Related: Edcuation Realist takes a stab at defining the alt-right.
Related: The coming persecution of the alt-right.

Alt-RINO’s.
Related: Rejecting the alt-RINO’s.

Anti-right forever.
Related: Sam Francis on the JQ.

The Flight 93 election.
Related: The incoherence of conservatism.

Trump’s 10-part immigration plan.

Nixon on Trump.

The Russians aren’t coming.

EvoX with a comprehensive post on education.

Checked power.

End of the revival.

The Christian wentback.

Churchianity and the feminized church.

Seizing the means of home production.

A white woman’s chance of getting married.

A feminist in action.

On epigenetics.

Gawker is finished. Check out the last few posts for some schadenfreude.
Related: Automating Thiel’s lawsuit strategy.

Matt Taibi recognizes everybody hates journalists.

Terrorism and outliers.

The most intolerant wins.

Jonah Goldberg trying to be the new Buckley.

When Shapiro’s lies fail.
Related: Rewriting history.

The balkanization of SF/F.
Related: On the state of science fiction.

H/T: Land

Lightning Round – 2016/08/31

What the alt-right is.

Who is Pepe , really?
Related: The chaos magic of the alt-right.
Related: On writing for the Daily Caller.
Related: Spandrell on the alt-right.

Trichotomy Down.

Clinton’s booby-trap.
Related: Politics beyond the pale.
Related: On Hillary’s alt-right speech.

Why the press feels so free to criticize Trump.

Assimilationist liars.

The Frankfurt School didn’t cause progressivism, but it made it worse.
Related: Jim argues natsocs are centre-left.

Correct naming.

The West must be defended in secret.
Related: Multiculturalism erodes security.

The myopia of H1B.

On Dems R Real Racists.

Cold war 2.

The Netherlands belongs to us.
Related: Fundamentals matter.

By order of the court.

America as communist.

Why do democracies get weaker?

Marginialization and class.

Brutality can terminate riots promptly.

Do universities do anything good?
Related: Diversity indoctrination fail.

Examining a shitlib GoFundMe.
Related: GoFundMe 2-minute love.

Naming the enemy: Babel.

By the rivers of Babylon.

Christian nationalism.
Related: The family that feuds.
Related: The Christian nation.
Related: Judeo-Christian is anti-Christian.
Related: Churchianity.
Related: Andrew Klavan cucks, as does Cathy Young.

The voice.

The evolution of evolution.

The black hole of modern politics.

Honor.

On Idiocracy.

The Great Ming Emperor on women.

Harper Lee and sexual strategy.

Cash and prizes causes ~40% of divorces.

The crisis of female porn addiction.

Trump did not flip-flop on immigration.

Playing the Buckley card.

Shapiro attacks the alt-right, then runs away.

Spot the common denominator.

The bizarre media blackout of the hacked Soros documents.

Is ISIS good for Israel?

Never donate to the Red Cross.

Fat pictures please.

Why EpiPens are expensive.

H/T: VD, NBS

Black Enlightenment: Jim Crow

Jim Crow was ended in the mid-1960s with the CRA (1964), the VRA (1965), and the FHA (1968). At the same time LBJ began the War on Poverty. The crack epidemic exploded from 1984-86. The ADAA was enacted in 1986, ramping up the War on Drugs (which, though started in the 1960’s, had been minimal up until this point).

Crime

Homicides of black men exploded in the 1960’s, slowly dropped in the 1970-80’s, and plummeted in the 1990’s, after the US started throwing them in jail en masse. (The top line is black men, the middle is black women, the two grey lines are whites). (I couldn’t find comparable data on violent crime in general, everything I found only went back to the 70’s).

The black incarceration rates began to grow among younger black men in the 1960’s and among all black by the late 1970’s. The black prison admission rate (different from the incarceration rates) was in a slight but steady decline from 1945 to about 1970. It exploded in the late 1970s (prior to the ADAA).

Economics

Poverty rates for blacks (Figure 1.2) declined from ~67% in 1947 to ~35% in 1969ish. At about 1970, they leveled off until the early 90’s, and dropped through the 1990’s (as welfare was reformed and more were imprisoned). They rose slightly through the 2000’s.

Labour force participation for black men declined by over 10 percentage points in the 1970’s. (Figure 5.3)

Black median family income rose steadily prior to 1970: doubling from 1950 to 1970. From 1970 until the 1990’s black family incomes remained steady and did not grow.

Black business districts thrived under Jim Crow restrictions which prevented competition from whites. During and after desegregation, black business districts declined as competition opened up and young middle-class blacks left for greener pastures.

Family

Prior to 1970, both black men and women were more likely to be married than their white counterparts. Following this, marriage rates dropped.

The black illegitimacy rate exploded starting in the mid-1960’s until the mid-1950’s, where it evened out. One major cause has been the decline (from 30-40% to prior to 1965 to < 10% since 1980) of shotgun weddings (Figure 2). The percentage of premarital birhts has doubled since the early 1960’s (Table 1: 36.1 to 76.9). The percentage of black children in single-parent households has doubled since 1960 (although, this trend is universal). Family intactness has plummeted since 1950, far mree than among whites.

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During segregation, blacks had relatively intact families, relatively functional and safe communities, and were seeing strong economic growth. Following desegregation (and the War on Poverty), crime and the resultant incarceration, exploded, the black family collapsed, and economic growth stalled. This collapse was only halted after the welfare reforms and mass incarceration of blacks of the late 80’s and early 90’s.

Middle-class blacks abandoned traditionally black neighbourhoods, while lower-class blacks stayed behind, while the War on Poverty incentivized vice. The minority of middle-class blacks have generally benefited from greater opportunity but the stats above speak about happened to blacks and black communities on the whole.

I wonder: if you asked blacks if they’d be willing to live in neighbourhoods and socialize apart from whites in exchange for lower crime, less imprisonment, better economic prospects, and stronger families, how they respond?

Lightning Round – 2016/08/24

Civilization and dysgenics.

The priest-warrior conflict.

Protecting the consumers.

White privilege and race relations.

Lesbos and immigration.

A response to Searle.

Visual pwnage.

Israel is the top cuck point.

Chimpanzees, the Congo, and war.

Sam Francis on masculinity.

Trump: A little too bright.
Related: Conservatives don’t get it.

How PAC’s murdered the Tea Party.

America was never a nation of immigrants.

On the Gini coefficient.

A review of the Master and the Margarita.

Surrender.

The condensed red pill.

Feminist witch hunts are rape.

Game: the gateway drug.

The tax gap.

Of course Hillary is ill.

The unruly coalition.

The implacable enemy.

The media contacts VD.

Wright comments on the Hugo winners.
Related: VD’s comments.
Related: The Morlocks Morlock.
Related: More Hugo thoughts.

The Birth of a Rapist/The Rape of a Nation.

Lawful gun owners commit less than a fifth of all gun crimes.

Sailer in the Washington Post.

The big 6: the Olmecs.
Related: China, treasure ships, and eunuchs.

 

Lightning Round – 2016/08/18

Right-wing intersectionality.

What talk of tradition really means.
Related: Conservatism is a feeling, not an ideology.

The West should consider Christ’s victory.

One man, one vote, one time.
Related: The decline of white America.
Related: Where did the London British go?
Related: New Jersey enjoys the fruits of tolerance.

Gazing at the black Madonna.

Detroit vs. Hiroshima.
Related: Gentrification or revitalization.

The soldier of industry.

Off-shoring and “our” economy.

A letter to Ukraine.

The forest and the Faustian soul.

The will to not power.

Common Core explained; it is sabotage.

Elite conversion to Islam.

The peasants are revolting.

Where to for the conservative media?

Progressivism and the left coalition.

The political economy of Starship Troopers.

Politics as gossip.

The evil of innocents abroad.

Why don’t we evangelize the rich?

The fruits of cuckservative Christianity.

Why women sleep with chads.

Vox debates marital rape.

The smart girl penalty.

The thousand cuck stare.
Related: On Caplan and Shapiro.
Related: Ben Shapiro is glad you hate him.

On human evolution.

Danes live better in the US.

Don’t you know who I am?

Pity the millennials.
Related: Boomers learned nothing.
Related: The stock market is too small for boomers to retire.

The SJW narrative sale.

How you can identify a sociopath.

How to identify the brainwashed.

How to surrender to the cops.

On stopping power.

Reality TV and the fall of civilization.

The Indus Valley civilization.
Related: Norte Chico.

 

H/T: NBS

Competing with Porn

No woman they could meet at the coffee shop or on the church camping trip could possibly compete with these perfectly toned, perfectly undemanding models.

That quote comes from a First Things article (H/T: CC) about men who game instead of work and get married. This claim that women are competing with porn comes up a lot from feminists, women, and conservative commentators. I know this particular commentor is male, but I’ve seen it many times before from females as well.

This claim always stuck me as odd. Why would real women, living beings of flesh and blood divinely molded to be beuatiful, think they’re competing with digital masturbation aids? Even odder, why do so many women think this is a difficult competition and that they are losing to a collection of moving pixels?

Let’s unpack it.

The first thing this claim presupposes is that the only method of competition for men women have is sex. Porn provides sexual release and little else; by making the claim women are competing and losing to porn, one is making the claim that women have nothing to offer but sex. Supposing (falsely) for a moment porn provided a far superior sexual experience to actual sex, there are still many areas a real woman could compete where a video and a fleshlight, or even a full-fledged futuristic sexdoll, couldn’t.

This gets back to what I’ve mentioned before. A real women can offer many things beyond sex that no porn could hope to match: kindness, sympathy, comfort, joyfulness, beauty, encouragement, submissiveness, softness, feeling like a man, a warm home, a good meal, a family, etc. These all require inner beauty, which feminism is actively trying to destroy. With feminine virtues being all but destroyed, sexiness is all that’s left. The tough, independent, argumentative, “intelligent”, high moxie, career-oriented failed-man-with-tits has nothing to offer a man but sexiness.

I can see feminists fearing competition from sexbots, but conservatives and Christians should know better, and teach their young women feminine virtues that will attract a man.

This claim presupposes is that porn is competitive with real sex with a real woman. While I’ve mentioned before the incentives against marriage and that masturbating into future sexbots may be superior to normal masturbation, no sex, or sex with unattractive fatties, all things being equal sex is better than masturbation by a very wide margin. There might be a couple addicts out there who prefer porn, but the vast majority of men would rather have sex.

Porn is an inferior substitute good for sex. If porn is competing with women over providing sexual release to men, something is definitely wrong. The most likely explanation is that there is no competition, because the man’s sexual needs aren’t being provided for in this because he can not obtain a wife or girlfriend (or in marriage, because his wife is not providing). Relatedly, he might have been burned in this area by women (or his wife) in the past and have given up on trying to obtain sex. The next most likely is obesity, men many might choose porn over sex with someone fat if fatties were all he could get or if his wife was fat. After that, it’s that the man is a perverted porn addict.

In neither of the first three cases are women competing with porn: they’re either not competing or they’re competing with their own poor habits. I think the last case is likely rare; I know of few men who would choose porn over even an average young girl for sex, 3DPD jokes aside.

Next, the claim of “perfectly-toned” girls, is missing the mark. From what I am given to understand (I can’t remember where I read it, possibly 28 Sherman), the porn business model has been moving away from toned, big-breasted, blonde bimbos for a while now. Porn is trending towards “amateur” girls-next-door and the personal cam-girl business model. Even the higher-end prostitution model is moving away from simple paid sex to the girlfriend experience.

Men’s fantasies are orienting less towards hot sex with unattainable bombshells and more towards intimacy with a normally pretty, seemingly attainable girl. The competition, if it exists, is not over just the penis, but over the heart as well. Which brings us back to the point made on the first assumption. Women can compete on a lot more than just being hot, and if not being “perfectly-toned” disqualifies them, then they are lacking feminine virtue that would make them marriageable in the first place.

Finally, while no women can be “perfectly undemanding”, their demands can be reasonable and in line with what they bring to the table. Porn demands nothing, but it also gives very little: temporary, unfulfilling sexual release. As partially listed above, there is a voluminous list of things a woman can bring to the table that porn simply can not do. With the amount extra they can provide a man, they can easily demand a reasonable amount. If they disincentivize themselves out of the marriage market by being too demanding (or more accurately, too demanding in the wrong areas) to such an extent that porn, with the primary virtue of being “undemanding”, can compete and win against them, they are, again, lacking the feminine virtues which would make them marriageable.

All this too say, porn is degenerate and a blight on modern society, but the thought that real women are in competition with it bears little resemblence to reality. If women are losing to porn, it is not porn that is beating them, but themselves. The only way the vast majority of real woman can possibly lose to porn to the vast majority of men (ie. those who are not the small portion who are porn addicts), is because they have abandoned the feminine virtues that would make men desire them more than hollow masturbation and pictures on a screen.

Porn is a vastly inferior substitute good for sex. Women have a strong advantage in attracting men unless they price themselves out of the market or abandon the virtues that would make them marriageable in the first place.