Monthly Archives: December 2014

Lightning Round -2014/12/24

 The Christmas season is upon us. I’m taking a break and won’t be writing much, if at all, during this time. Don’t expect anything new here over the next couple weeks. If this Lightning Round isn’t enough to tide you over for the Christmas season, check out the Reaction Times feed for more writing. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

A Christian Man’s Guide has been updated and re-released for free.
Related: Love God, love yourself, love your wife.

The Red Pill Handbook, a collection of top Reddit TRP posts, is now available for free download.

On romance.

The shit-test encyclopedia.

The truth of the friendzone.

How to handle private vice.

Why people drop out of the edgysphere.

White privilege as normative commons.
Related: The purpose of “privilege”.
Related: What is diversity?

Where are the American gulags?

The right needs to embrace its extremists.

 More on the deep state.

Academia and the corporation.

Links between NRx and propertarianism.
Related: The basics of propertarianism.

A monopoly on violence.

Denial of evolution and dysgenics.

The progress of psychology.

War is easy, peace is hard.

Why a bachelor tax won’t work.
Related: Fathers [sometimes] matter.
Related: Marriage rate declining due to porn. Vox comments.
Related: Divorce dominoes.
Related: The vanishing male worker.
Related: Young men exiting Britain en masse.

Once lost, chastity is gone forever.

The cracking-up of the left.

The political ends of the UVA hoax and Emily Renda.
Related: UVA Jackie stole her love letter from Dawson’s Creek and Scrubs.
Related: A cop’s personal experiences with false rape claims.
Related: Beejoli Shah makes a (possibly fake) rape accusation.

Actual gang-rape at a campus. Wonder why this didn’t create a media firestorm?

On rage and why the media ran with Brown and UVA.
Related: Why the media highlights dubious stories.
Related: Bird-watching: Where an absurd example already occurred.

On the millennial grasseaters.

The success of youthful wunderkind often hides significant advantages.

Is digital civilization sustainable?

Religion, prosperity, and morality.

An intro to the ENR.
Related: European neo-reaction. Not the same as neoreaction.

Season’s greetings to American Jews.

Entitlements as nation-state glue.

Epistemic horror.

Al Sharpton and kakistocracy.

Sweden’s volunteer auxiliary thought police.
Related: Troll hunters.

You asked for the police state.
Related: Two cops killed in retaliation.
Related: Media megaphone contributed to cop killing.
Related: 4GW in the US.

DS does not think adultery is grounds for divorce.

The parallels of usury and birth control.

The atheists have made a 10 commandments for atheism. Heh.
Related: A deconstruction.

Professor suspended for defending free inquiry on campus.

Women are not naturally good.

Top 10 feminist fiascos of 2014.

A pathetic creature.

Can a man who married a feminist be saved?

The lumbersexual.

Be careful of “pro-male” women.

Teaching rape law in law school is triggering.

Zoe Quinn and ant-GG attack Hotwheels and try to destroy his income.

Political correctness overrides security.

If you want grandchildren, don’t eschew a traditional division of domestic labour.

Science: View of cheating different between the sexes.

Absurd Cinderella law in Britain.

Instead of protesting, give 10%. The old ways work.

The cost of public health insurance.

17,000 Germans march in anti-Islamification march.

An actual backlash against a Muslim (conservative who wrote a satire of SJW’s).
Related: #Illridewithyou based on a hoax.

Posturing instead of fighting.

White men: the Navy doesn’t want you.

New anti-gun PSA encourages children to engage in multiple dangerous crimes.

Area Catholic offended by the phrase “Merry Christmas”.

Vox takes on troll Andrew Marsten.
Related: Vox deals with trolling seriously.

Wright outlines the notes behind his writing. I really want to read this series now.

A tale of secession.

H/T: SDA, Legionnaire, Steve, SSC, RPR

Utopia Doesn’t Exist

Victor Mandrake brought up a criticism on Twitter on my recent post on recourse in marriage. It seems like his Twitter is private, so what of

I answered the immediate question on Twitter:

But I want to make a larger point here.

Of course there’s a potential someone will lie and I’m sure there will be people who get hurt in any system or scheme proposed here on the blog, but pointing out that a system could not stop every possible corruption is not a good criticism. Every system will have a failure point and every system will have corruption. Humans are fallen creatures tempted to all varieties of sins and any and every political, economic, and legal system will be prone tovarying degrees and forms of corruption.

Utopia does not exist because people are people and prone to corruption. Attempts at utopia always lead to unimaginable heights of brutality because there is no way to create a perfect system for imperfect beings, and trying to force them into the system will destroy them and the system. I am not attempting to create a perfect system. No reactionary is trying to create a perfect system that is free from corruption.

One of the most basic foundations of reactionary thought is: humans are corrupt and any system with humans in it will be corrupted. Utopia is impossible. Everything is broken.

What I am trying to do is outline workable systems built for humans that will limit the excesses of natural human corruption. Systems that are stable and will provide people with a sense of place and try to lure out their better natures. Our modern system is cold, inhuman, and bureaucratic. We do not need a perfect system, we need a human system.

Traditional Recourse in Marriage

I’m going to return to my previous discussions of the marital cross. In a decent traditional Christian society, there are be no grounds for divorce except for adultery or abandonment, because divorce is degenerate and harmful to society, but this does not mean there would be no recourse for the married but suffering.

For a woman (who is physically weaker) being abused,* the best traditional recourse is family. Having her father/brothers/cousins/etc. ‘pay a visit’ to an abusive husband and ‘demonstrate the error of his ways’ to him should be the most immediate course of action. If a visit or two doesn’t work, then the ‘he needed killing’ defence should be applicable. The widow is then free to remarry.

For the man being physically abused, the traditional recourse is to be a man and not let your weaker wife beat on you. There should be no need for more recourse in cases of physical abuse. Obviously, defending yourself from physical abuse is not abuse itself and should not be punishable by law.

In cases where family is not available/impractical to the woman or the man is being abused emotionally or through sexual withdrawal or restraint is not an option, the church has a traditional process of recourse given in Matthew: Bring it to your spouse, if that fails, bring it before a few brothers, if that fails bring it before the church, if that fails, then the abusive spouse should be expelled from the church. The marriage continues and the believing spouse should continue to love their spouse, but the expelled partner is no longer a believer and no longer a part of the church. If the now-unbelieving spouse, having been through the process of church discipline decides to the leave the beliving spouse, that is marital abandonment and is allowable grounds for divorce.

If the church fails do deal with physical abuse or the abuse is particularly heinous then the law should be employed. There is nothing more evil than a someone who abuses someone under their authority and the law should punish such abuse appropriately. The punishment** for a man who physically abuses his wife and/or children (or a woman who abuses her children and the husband is unable to restrain) should be a private whipping (not public so that he is not shamed before those under him); if a man has been whipped a few times and is still abusive or if his first offence is particularly heinous, then he should be executed as the criminal he is. The grieving widow is then free to remarry.

Sadly, we do not live in a decent traditional Christian society, so instead of a civilized response to abuse, we encourage more abuse through the dissolution of the family. Obviously, this is not all practical advice given our current degenerate laws, but  this is how a traditional society should handle domestic abuse: family, masculine leadership, church discipline, and, if necessary, corporal/capital punishment.

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* When I am speaking of abuse throughout this piece, I am not speaking of such things as the bitter, even mutually violent, arguments of a dysfunctional marriage or isolated incidences (unless the incident is unusually heinous). I am talking of a sustained pattern of cruel abuse. Isolated incidences and mutual dysfunction should be dealt with privately through forgiveness and love.

** Obviously, when I say punishment, I mean after a fair trial.

Lightning Round – 2014/12/17

Be the man.

Embrace the barbell.

Cultivating gratitude.

How to be based.

A Christmas benediction.

The bum mentality.

When to white knight for family.

For women: 5 ways you are unknowingly destroying your husband and killing your marriage.
Related: When a women isn’t in the mood. Part 2.

A life plan for women who want it all.
Related: Heartiste dissects how to spot a PUA.

Pity your enemies.

You don’t win converts by being rude.

#GG anti-bullying campaign cost Gawker over $1-million and resulted in firings.
Related: A petition to stop Gawker.
Related: Just a couple pages of anti-GG tweets.
Related: A debate between Hotwheels and wannabe-chekist Arthur Chu.

Metalgate starts a slow burn.
Related: What is metalgate?

The deep state. Related.
Related: The Cathedral, shallow state, and deep state.

Game theory, mass media, and the Asche experiments.

No room to breathe.

Megaphonics. What discussion means.
Related: Mass media is over.
Related: The media’s problems are bigger than Rolling Stone.

The fake campus rape crisis.
Related: Feminist facts don’t align with actual facts.
Related: Women lie about rape.
Related: The girls who cry wolf.
Related: “To SJWs sexual assault and misconduct aren’t bugs, they are features.”
“College must be difficult for white, straight coeds, because it’s so hard to be a victim. You’re not black, you’re not gay, you don’t have leprosy — what can you do to acquire victim cool? Join the rape club!”

UVA story has more and more holes.
Related: Was it made up simply to make a man jealous?
Related: UVA, Erdely, and Renda.
Related: More on Renda.
Related: Emily Renda’s Senate testimony.
Related: Shopping around for rape victims.
Related: Steve examines the media dulling down.
Related: The real villain: Charles C Johnson. Visit him here.
Related: More on Jackie’s scam.

Woman makes false rape claim, gets caught, killed herself. Now she’s a martyr to feminists.

Man being charged with rape for being intimate with his dying wife suffering from dementia. He’s also a Republican. How much do you want to bet this is political? Either that or Linda Dunshee and Suzan Brunes are horrible people trying to get some inheritance. Possibly both.

Rapes the media avoids: Terry Bean.

Feminists need support from men.

SJW’s self-justifying student loans.

Why millenials are garbage.

On Meditations on Violence.

Against torture. Something I’ve changed my mind on over the years.
Related: The feigned outrage over torture.
Related: Torture reports reveals Americans are pussies.
Related: It’s not torture. Also, a comparison to the martyrs.
Related: The two torture standards.

Political correctness and actual correctness.
Related: Retarded white guilt.
Related: Only black lives matter, if you believe all lives matter you’ll be forced to apologize.
Related: White pussy Anderson Cooper celebrates the murder of his ancestor.
Related: Anti-racist statue destroyed for racism.
Related: White left-wing protester at Ferguson riot attacked by blacks with hammer.

Young woman burned alive in Mississippi.

Embrace cultural Marxism.

We can’t do anything.
Related: Secessionism in the Daily Beast.

Varied thoughts from Nydwracu.

Capitalism sucks.
Related: The origins of money. Related.

On natural rights.

Gruber, vice, and socialism.

The rise of Putinism.

The tyranny of value.

What is the proximate signal of shifting life history strategy?

On gassed furries and culture.

Honor the martyrs.

Once you have entered a wrong alliance.

Chaplain reprimanded for citing Bible in suicide prevention training.

California university kicks Ratio Christi off of campus.

Treachery against men in a men’s group.

Masculine runes.

More on rhetoric with an SJW.

If they don’t teach 13-year-olds hedonism, PP might run out of children to murder.

Man tells another man about wife committing adultery. Also comments.

The appalling stupidity of modern feminism.
Related: Some amusing feminist comments.

Advanced level black-knighting.

NYFD drops physical requirements to recruit more women.

High heels as a signifier of femininity.

“Ethicist:” Post-natal abortion is A-OK.

The nowhere people.

The madness of Queen Shanley. An odd theory at the end.

PJ O’Rourke watches Girls.

Anita Sarkeesian plagiarizes Cpt. Capitalism and lies about harassment.

The #Illridewithyou girl has issues.

What it’s like to be a 58-year-old virgin.

More sterling reporting. Indeed.

Soon the internet will be impossible to control.

Your personal health records will be everywhere.

Denmark unveils new sex-ed plan: Have babies.

Use of force.

19th century terrorism.

The failure of the science process.

Insane PC Christmas shopping tips.

Hard and soft SF.

Forney reviews the Overnighters. Sounds interesting.

Need more reason to watch Interstellar: Read Jacobin Mag’s review.

A question with an obvious answer. The global warming hysteria was never about warming, it was about expanding government control and attacking capitalism. Geoengineering doesn’t expand government control, hence it’s not a ‘real solution’.

Man uses semi-automatic pistol for Russian Roulette.

H/T: SDA, CC, Land, Jim, Hurlock, RPR

Bisexuality & Neoreaction

The Legionnaire says neoreactionaries need a theory of bisexuality, so here it is:

It doesn’t exist.

Done.

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Alright, so you actually want an explanation.

The evidence tends to lean towards true bisexuality (a natural sexual attraction to both sexes) not existing.

Men’s sexuality is rigid: they are aroused by women or aroused by men. Several studies have shown that ‘bisexuals’ show genital arousal similar to either homosexuals or heterosexuals, although a more recent (smaller) study funded by the Institute of Bisexuality with more carefully picked subjects has shown there might be otherwise (this study does not sound particularly persuasive to me).

OkCupid is one of the largest natural experiments in history on the dating market, and in the past they were kind enough to make posts on a bunch of their data. They looked at bisexuality, of supposed bisexuals less than a quarter sent any messages at all to more than one other sex. Most “bisexuals” are closeted gays or straights trying to look cool. Sadly, they did not include an analysis of how many messages were sent to each among those few who did message all, but I would guess they were very unbalanced..

So the evidence suggests bisexuality doesn’t exist in males. This is not to say that gays or straights may not swing towards the other side on occasion. Some experimentation may be natural, especially in younger men, and straight men may occasionally be aroused by a male presenting enough femininity (or for homosexuals, a women presenting masculine enough) . As well, “romance” (which some argue is all that is needed for bisexuality) is somewhat separate from arousal.

As well, there are non-natural situations where attraction may be aroused by environmental factors. First is the is the hedonic treadmill. Those engaging in hedonic pleasures will often have to go farther and farther extremes just to get the same rush as they did initially and so, due to unnatural hedonic plenty, will engage in behaviours not natural to them. One step down the treadmill may be bisexual behaviour. As well, male sexuality tends to be overwhelmingly powerful. When desperate or consumed by lust men will often use whomever or whatever is available to relieve themselves. Hence, ‘gay for the stay’ and ‘sodomy, rum, and the lash’. If no woman is available in a man’s environment, or if a man is significantly more convenient, straight men will often engage in homosexual behaviours, just as non-pedophiles will have sex with children and lonely Chinese men will have sex with benches.

But desperation, experimentation, and confusion do not a true bisexual make. There is little evidence to support the supposition that there are men who are naturally aroused by both men and women.

On the other hand, women’s sexuality is fluid,the categories of male sexuality don’t really apply.

Women are less aroused by visual cues, such as a someone’s body, and are more aroused by environmental, attitudinal, and interpersonal cues. To say they’re attracted to men or attracted to women would not be fully correct, most women are attracted to the cues given off mostly by men or the cues given off mostly by women, but if those cues were given by someone of the opposite sex (or even of a different species) they would also be attracted.

The neoreactionary theory of bisexuality is that it doesn’t exist but behaviours that appear like it on the surface do.

Of course, as with the pathogenic hypothesis of homosexuality, this theory is not set in stone. If new and better data becomes available then the NRx position will change.

Rape Accusation Default

By now you’ve heard of Rolling stone’s UVA rape article, it’s retraction, and all the debate around it.

One of the interesting parts of the debate is this:

That was later downgraded to generally and most feminists haven’t gone quite that far, but the general trend from feminists has been that we should “believe, as a matter of default, what an accuser says.”. The general tenor from the manosphere is that the default should be skeptism of rape claims given the amount of false rape claims. Both default belief and default skepticism have their proper time and place, it is situational. False rape claims do happen often enough to be worth considering them, but most rape claims are not false.

Generally default belief is best in the context of friendship, sympathy, support, and personal relationship. If a friend tells you of being raped, immediately believing and supporting her if she’s lying is low-cost, a few wasted hours at most, while not immediately doing so if she is not lying can be very damaging to her and to the relationship.

On the other hand, default skepticism is generally best in the context of law, informal punishment, or the impersonal. In these situations, immediately believing a lie will have immense negative effects on innocent parties, while not immediately believing the truth will be fairly low-cost as there will still be time to find the truth .

The tricky part is when the friendship and informal punishment overlap, ie. when you have friendships with both the accuser and the accused. In those cases, your best judgment on the characters of both parties combined with how close you are to each party is probably the best way to determine who you should default to believing.

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This brings me to another thought. Reading through the RS article there are a number of things that don’t pass the sniff test, but of all of them this one passage takes the cake:

Disoriented, Jackie burst out a side door, realized she was lost, and dialed a friend, screaming, “Something bad happened. I need you to come and find me!” Minutes later, her three best friends on campus – two boys and a girl (whose names are changed) – arrived to find Jackie on a nearby street corner, shaking. “What did they do to you? What did they make you do?” Jackie recalls her friend Randall demanding. Jackie shook her head and began to cry. The group looked at one another in a panic. They all knew about Jackie’s date; the Phi Kappa Psi house loomed behind them. “We have to get her to the hospital,” Randall said.

Their other two friends, however, weren’t convinced. “Is that such a good idea?” she recalls Cindy asking. “Her reputation will be shot for the next four years.” Andy seconded the opinion, adding that since he and Randall both planned to rush fraternities, they ought to think this through. The three friends launched into a heated discussion about the social price of reporting Jackie’s rape, while Jackie stood beside them, mute in her bloody dress, wishing only to go back to her dorm room and fall into a deep, forgetful sleep. Detached, Jackie listened as Cindy prevailed over the group: “She’s gonna be the girl who cried ‘rape,’ and we’ll never be allowed into any frat party again.”

The friends in question have since responded and have said that the night did not occur like that, because of course it didn’t because that kind of response is just absurd. But the absurdity of it is magnified by the fact that it was so widely believed, which is bewildering to me. It makes me wonder about the social lives of feminists though. How could someone possibly believe that three people called by a friend in trauma and wearing bloody clothing  would have their first thought be “but what about the keggers?

I can not think of a single person I know whose first response to finding a friend who had been gang-raped wouldn’t be to provide comfort and aid the person (or possibly rage against the perpetrators). It’s hard to imagine anybody would respond like this, yet feminists and liberals all bought this incident as perfectly believable.

Is this how liberals, feminists, and their friends behave? Is this how people in their social circles act? Is this really a believable course of action to them? When they read this did they really think to themselves, ‘yeah, that’s how my friends would act‘?

If feminists really surround themselves with people like those in Jackie’s story, it’s no wonder they’re so screwed up. I’d feel pity for them if they weren’t so evil.

Maybe feminists should stop trying to dismantle the patriarchy and instead work on finding some better friends.

Or are they just so hatefully bitter that even if they know their friends wouldn’t act like that, they’d think everyone outside their bubble would?

Lightning Round – 2014/12/10

Infographic: The science behind a happy relationship.

How to train your voice to be more charismatic.

In defence of patriarchy.
Related: The sexodus,Part 2.
Related: The emasculation of boys.
Related: The decline of young people’s economic prospects.
Related:The future of permanent unemployment.
Related: The gender disparity in grades.

A simple test for how a potential wife views divorce.
Related: NYT’s happy talk about divorce. More.

Give up porn.

I don’t care and you can too.

Baby boomers will be kicked to the curb.
Related: Young people: Social security is not going to be there for you.

How to shift public opinion.

The outer right coalition.

Shame and boycott cowardly men.

UVA: A rape hoax for book lovers.
Related: Rolling Stone issues a retraction.
Related: Salon climbs down, but only somewhat. Related.
Related: Steve wonders why there is no attention being given to 3 real gang-rape cases.
Related: More on the poor journalism.
Related: The true story of a false rape claim at UVA.
Related: Vox points out an obvious error.
Related: A little round-up.
Related: Roissy wonders why so many rape hoaxes?
Related: Sabrina Rubin Erdely has destroyed the credibility of Rolling Stone.
Related: Erdely has done this before.
Related: 15 people who used the UVA hoax to push a false narrative.

Seems like Lena Dunham was lying about being raped.
Related: Turning against Lena Dunham.

Balkanizing the news.

Even Slate XX thinks the campus rape hysteria has gone too far.
Related: On SJW’s moral authority.

The moral outrage over police militarization cannot be resolved.
Related: Robocops and Ferguson.

Darren Wilson: a cautionary tale.
Related: The artificiality of Ferguson rage.

With all the crime out there, how come leftist martyrs are always scum?

On Eric Garner.
Related: If only it was racism.

Our society and Running Man.

SJWs are out to destroy games.

Modernity’s debasement of language.

Humanity is in the details.

Leftism, equality, and uniformity.

Heroic entrepreneurship after the restoration.

Mass androgyny and World War T.

The monster factory.

A response to David Brin’s Neo-Reactionaries.

Diversity and community are fundamentally incompatible.
Related: The Germans are rising against Muslims.

Exit to Puerto Rico.

Another little piece of Twitter stupidity.

IQ is real and reliable.

Jim on the death of Christianity.
Related: Lessons from papal history

Don’t forgive without repentance.

Why women can’t teach men in church.

I know DNLG, but I couldn’t find this clip elsewhere: Wannabe nun describes meeting Jesus. This is not how Jesus’ love works.

 Rollo on menopause.

A short parable: the button.

Vox finds an article on girls and robots.

Girls dig dark triad and sluts be crazy.

Are transsexuals that sleep with men guilty of rape?

Moderns explain why they ended their relationship.

Israeli feminists reject bill that would make rape by women a crime because of false rape accusations.

The Soviet fox experiment.

European standards of living are overrated.

Be careful what you tell your doctor.

Protesters may not like actual democracy.

The economic imperative of the asteroid wars.

SPLC worker gets himself killed by two blacks.

Biology, economics, and decision-making theory.

New DNA evidence: A breakage in the Tudor’s dynasty due to infidelity.

Scott shows the dishonesty of Vox.

Racistsgettingfired girl can’t handle her own medicine.
Related: Seems her name is Rosi Vo and she lives in a $650k house.

A good ending to the Watson Nobel Prize story.
Related: Another real-talker burned.

How the science got settled.
Related: UN poll: No one cares about climate change.

Excess success in psychology journals.

On the GM and Chrysler bailouts in Canada.

The Libertarian Police Department. A reply.

Net neutrality laws would increase internet costs.

When even XKCD notices the decline…

H.T: SSC, RPR, SDA