Monthly Archives: September 2015

Lightning Round – 2015/09/29

Come to the dark side.
Related: EX’s journey down the political abyss.

On no enemies to the right and HBD.
Related: NRx and metaphysical entryism.
Related: Life outside the padded walls.

Clickbait, clickfraud, and the open internet.

The individualist statist.

Evolutionist X responds on left-right polarization.

America’s Republican guard.

GDP and CPI are broken measures.

The gulag delta.

Immigration is rape culture.
Related: Finland is too boring for refugees.
Related: Trends in Muslim assimilation.
Related: Why corporate leaders push for immigration.

South Africa, democracy, and demographics. Part 2.
Related: African demographics.

On stolen land.

Genetic maps of the American nations.
Related: Whatever happened to German America?

Aggravated assault is increasing, contra Scott Alexander.

Why study aristocracy?

A church with no salvation.
Related: Where microaggressions come from.

Race, education, and funding.

Roissy on the Salon pedophile article.
Related: On the Salon pedophile: Todd Nickerson.
Related: Not so virtuous.
Related: Five people NRO hates more than admitted pedophile Todd Nickerson.

New OKCupid race attraction data.
Related: You have to have sex with who we tell you.

Jews struggled to be white, but must now give it up because white’s be racist. Related.

The principle of merited impossibility.

Creativity and psychotism.
Related: Feelings mode vs. logic mode.

Mapping the cathedral: Annie Besant.

O’Sullivan’s first law.

Gentrifying Cuba.

Utilitarianism and insect suffering.

The Pope’s bargain.

The shell game of expectations.

Love at first kidnapping.

Rejecting sex with HIV+ is discrimination.

On gender and sex.

Women Rangers were given special treatment to help them pass.

Movie review: Trainwreck.

How the FDA ruins the generic medication market.

A paper on the lack of political diversity.
Related: Cornell job listing: the only qualification is diverse.

Is Donald Rumsfeld a master strategist?

H/T: SoBL, Land, NBS

Cold Iron

Gold is for the mistress — silver for the maid —
Copper for the craftsman cunning at his trade.”
“Good!” said the Baron, sitting in his hall,
“But Iron — Cold Iron — is master of them all.”

So he made rebellion ‘gainst the King his liege,
Camped before his citadel and summoned it to siege.
“Nay!” said the cannoneer on the castle wall,
“But Iron — Cold Iron — shall be master of you all!”

Woe for the Baron and his knights so strong,
When the cruel cannon-balls laid ’em all along;
He was taken prisoner, he was cast in thrall,
And Iron — Cold Iron — was master of it all!

Yet his King spake kindly (ah, how kind a Lord!)
“What if I release thee now and give thee back thy sword?”
“Nay!” said the Baron, “mock not at my fall,
For Iron — Cold Iron — is master of men all.”

“Tears are for the craven, prayers are for the clown —
Halters for the silly neck that cannot keep a crown.”
“As my loss is grievous, so my hope is small,
For Iron — Cold Iron — must be master of men all!”

Yet his King made answer (few such Kings there be!)
“Here is Bread and here is Wine — sit and sup with me.
Eat and drink in Mary’s Name, the whiles I do recall
How Iron — Cold Iron — can be master of men all!”

He took the Wine and blessed it. He blessed and brake the Bread.
With His own Hands He served Them, and presently He said:
“See! These Hands they pierced with nails, outside My city wall,
Show Iron — Cold Iron — to be master of men all.”

“Wounds are for the desperate, blows are for the strong.
Balm and oil for weary hearts all cut and bruised with wrong.
I forgive thy treason — I redeem thy fall —
For Iron — Cold Iron — must be master of men all!”

“Crowns are for the valiant — sceptres for the bold!
Thrones and powers for mighty men who dare to take and hold!”
“Nay!” said the Baron, kneeling in his hall,
“But Iron — Cold Iron — is master of men all!
Iron out of Calvary is master of men all!”

Rudyard Kipling

Normalization

You’ve probably seen that Salon has put out a pro-pedophile article. You might have seen #cuckservative Charles CW Cooke defending Salon at NRO. (Interesting, that the #cuckservatives are less condemning of leftists mainstreaming pedophiles, than of viral, cultist Trumpkins). Two years makes for a lot of change on this issue at NRO, although, at least Goldberg is not (yet) cucked enough to jump on this particular bandwagon, although he is cucked enough to think “Salon made a mistake running that piece” rather than knowing that this is intentional. It is “not, to [his] mind, commendable” to promote pedophilia, but normalizing pedophilia is not enough to fight a war to break-up conservatism, unlike backing Trump.

Anyway, #cuckservatives and Trump are not the purpose of this post, so I’ll hold off. You may remember I wrote on pedophilia a couple of times about a year ago when the NYT and TIL wrote their normalization articles. As I said there, I’m not unsympathetic to those struggling with pedophilic tendencies, sometimes people just get dealt a shit hand in life and no temptation exists that is not common to man, including this one, which about 20% of men are afflicted with to some degree.

So, am I a hypocrite? What’s the difference between what I wrote and what Salon wrote? Although, Cooke doesn’t get it, Goldberg almost seems to get it, so I’ll explain.

The difference is normalization. As Goldberg said, pedophilia is currently taboo, and for good reason, sex with children is an unnatural and wrong act. Breaking down that taboo, normalization, is dangerous.

Taboos (or their violation) can really only be discussed without blanket condemnation privately with trusted people, through humour, or through disinterested analytical conversation with the occasional caveat of ‘I’m against this, but to play devil’s advocate…’. As an example, racism is the greatest taboo in today’s religiously egalitarian society, and nigger is the ultimate profane word. Hence, racism can only be discussed in polite company if one is lamenting how horrible it is and nigger can only be used in trusted conversation or by comedians (although, even that is often not safe anymore) by anyone other than blacks themselves.

Pedophilia is currently taboo, as homosexuality was only a few decades ago. (Side note: although, the media will ignore or paper over it, the original platform of the gay rights movement included the end of age of consent. The homosexual movement’s acceptance of NAMBLA continued until they were purged in the 8090’s). You can’t discuss it outside dark humour or academia without expressing disgust.

Any public discussion of pedophilia needs to be unabashedly denounce it as evil. It can be sympathetic, but it can not be accepting, it must condemnatory. If someone is struggling with pedophilia, the proper place to talk about without condemnation is privately with a close friend, priest, psychiatrist, or an anonymous support board on the internet. Any public discussion of the issue should make it clear that talking about this publicly is not allowed. It is taboo.

Just as you currently can make racist jokes with your drunk uncle, but can’t say them to your coworker; you can tell your friend that you struggle with pedophilia, but you can’t tell the public that children make you hard.

What Cooke fails to get is that the Salon article is not reinforcing the taboo, it is destroying it. It is actively giving a clinical pedophile a stage to say “be understanding and supportive… Treat us like people with a massive handicap we must overcome, not as a monster.” But he is a monster. As I wrote, someone who wants to have sex with kids is broken on a fundamental level. Treating pedophilia as a handicap rather than innate evil proclivity, is removing the stigma from it, it is breaking down the taboo.

Once the taboo is gone, acceptable public discourse will move from “he’s not evil, just troubled, be understanding” to “he’s not evil, he was born that way, be accepting” to “he was born that way, don’t judge him for his sexual orientation” to “it’s only natural to act on your sexual orientation” to “pedophobe”. And unlike Goldberg’s assertion this is a mistake, Salon know exactly what it is doing. This is planned.

You can publicly discuss pedophilia and those suffering that temptation sympathetically, even compassionately, without normalizing it, by making sure a public statement is condemnatory of that evil. Non-judgmentalism is for private conversations.

The left is enacting the Gramscian long march with the ultimate goal of destroying the family, which is the strongest bulwark against the state, so that the managerial state can replace it. Salon and all these other sites are either knowingly or unknowingly in on this. They are not making a mistake, they are purposefully enacting their ideology. Legalizing pedophilia will be another blow against the family and for the state, and this is what they want.

If we don’t crush this now, in a few decades, you will be denounced as a pedophobe for objecting to a 40-year-old man fucking your 9-year-old daughter or sodomizing you 6-year-old son. Then the leftists will start in on normalizing the final sexual taboo: rape.

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Post-Script: Contra Cooke’s proclamation that “the author seems to be doing exactly what he should be doing given his condition: Namely, a) accepting that he has an unimaginably serious problem, and b) doing his utmost to refrain from acting upon it.”, Todd Nickerson has not shown he should be given the benefit of the doubt. Someone honestly trying to avoid acting on his pedophilic proclivities would not be making “little girl friends” then bragging about it on the internet. Someone honestly trying to help themselves, would be actively avoiding being alone with unrelated little girls.

Lightning Round -2015/09/23

Scharlach made a new blog.
Related: New blog: Dividuals. Moldbug & Donovan.

Drones are weapons for individuals.

How to return heavy industry to the US.
Related: ZIRP forever.

The migrant crisis is Greek revenge.
Related: The rise of Golden Dawn.

Juncker’s high time preference gambit.
Related: A Swedish perspective on the migrant crisis.
Related: Rod Dreher and Camp of the Saints.

Between the brown noses and the brownshirts.

What to do in a restoration.

A tax proposal.

A hilarious rant on Rick Wilson.
Related: On the Daily Kos Trump/neoreaction article.
Related: Matt K. Lewis shows himself to be a cuck.
Related: A cuck doesn’t like #cuckservative.

Daddy’s boys.
Related: Jeb Bush: Insecure, beta boy.

Why the left will never get rid of rightest trolls.

The Trump poll revelation.

Clockboy and the human barnyard.
Related: Why they sent Ahmed to juvie.
Related: Ahmed is son of publicity hound.

Ann Coulter goes off the neocon reservation.
Related: Jewish Republicans and Trump.
Related: Jim on the Jewish question.
Related: Ann Coulter and the Jewish question.

The last reactionary schelling point: free speech.

What to do about the reproducibility crisis in the social sciences.
Related: Pinker: Replicability crisis doesn’t apply to IQ research.

Microaggressions and honour culture.

Governments of law and man.

The biggest prize is the Supreme Court.

The value of being cavalier.

Intersectionalism.

Soros watch.

A recycled plan for Syria.
Related: Inside the Syrian War.

Haiti vs. the Dominican Republic.

Final lessons from Sparta.

School Choice: #Cuckservatism.

The soft belly of protestantism.

If there are so many invalid Catholic marriages

Clarity is charity.

We’re the real feminists.

Delta man: rise of the bots.
Related: Robolove or robolust?
Related: Why women should panic.

Leaning in on their daughters.

Demographics and dating crises.

The Trivium and SJW’s Always Lie.

Never apologize to SJW’s.

Toronto universities take down flyers supporting white student union.

Occam’s rubber room.

Study: Government-run daycare leads to negative outcomes.

Tin pacifists won’t do.

The loonie land of Canadian politics.

Japan closing social sciences and humanities faculties.

On politics and effective altruism.

The normalization of pedophilia continues.

Overlooking pederasty in Afghanistan.

Cardiologists and Chinese robbers.

R/T: Land, Rees,

A Compromise on Refugees

The left want to bring third-world refugees to first-world countries so they can show compassion. The right wants to keep them out so their daughters don’t get raped. so why not a compromise? Why don’t we create a sponsorship program?

In the sponsorship program a particular citizen can sponsor a refugee (or a legal immigrant, we can apply this to all immigration). The sponsor then becomes legally responsible for the new immigrant. When the immigrant/refugee first enters the country, the sponsor is responsible for providing housing, food, clothing, and other such necessities to their sponsored immigrant until the immigrant is able to do so themselves.

Once the immigrant is established, he can never access any public service during his life time; if the immigrant ever requires welfare, subsidized housing, health care, public schooling, etc., the sponsor is responsible for providing such services for the immigrant. If the immigrant ever does access a public service, the sponsor is shall owe the state for the cost of the service.

If the immigrant ever commits a crime, the immigrant will be immediately deported, while the sponsor receives any punishment (including jail time and/or the death penalty) that the immigrant would have received in the immigrant’s place.

I think this is a fair compromise.The left is allowed to display their compassion for the world to see, and the right doesn’t have to worry about immigrants being parasites on taxpayer dollar or leftists importing criminal immigrants who will rape their daughters. I’m sure the left will gladly open their own homes and wallets to help these poor refugees, and I’m sure being responsible for the immigrant’s criminal activities will never inconvenience the leftist as all these refugees are peaceful and law-abiding.

Swimming Right

Last week, we found that politics is moving left, a conclusion which should be obvious just from government spending numbers. So why do leftists think that politics is somehow moving rightward? I have a guess.

When we say politics are moving left we look at real, existing political laws, outputs, and outcomes. We see that laws for higher spending have been put in place, that government spending has increased, and that government spending as a percentage of GDP has increased. We see that gay “marriage” has been enforced by courts, that gays are “marrying”, and that Christians are losing their businesses anti-Christian laws.

When the left say politics is moving right, they look at only at actual outcomes as compared to intended outcomes. They look at what they expect should happen if politics moves left, see that that is not occurring and declare politics are moving right, whatever the actual laws and outputs may be.

For example, the leftist believes all men are equal and have equal abilities, if they do show these, then (right-wing) discrimination must be holding people back, so if proper left-wing policies are put in place people would demonstrate equal abilities. So, if education policy were moving left, the achievement gap would be disappearing and all students would be moving towards equally high performance. The achievement gap is not disappearing. Because of this, the leftist thinks education policy is not moving left, so, it must be moving right.

The leftist ignores that he is getting the actual laws and political outputs he wants; public education spending has been ballooning and the the staff:student ratio has been increasing. He ignores the fact that actual public policy is increasingly left because he’s only looking at outcomes and he’s not getting the outcomes he thinks should happen.

The leftist is religiously egalitarian and blank-slatist, so if government programs are not producing the desired outcomes, they must not be the desired programs, hence if the outcomes are not the expected left-wing outcomes, the programs and policies must not be left wing. He can not countenance that the achievement gap is probably genetic in origin, so failures to achieve his expected outcomes must be due to the wrong (ie: right-wing) policies being implemented.

We can see this elsewhere as well. The leftist believes that left-wing policies will reduce poverty and reduce income inequality. He looks at the charts and it’s obvious that for the last half-century poverty rates have stayed level and income inequality has risen. Therefore, policies must not be left-wing, and therefore must be right-wing.

Never mind that most of the federal budget goes to income transfer/poverty alleviation programs, never mind that spending on poverty-alleviation has been increasing at a rapid rate, never mind that we spend enough on poverty alleviation programs to simply pay every person enough to not be poor, never mind graduated tax rates, the spending and laws don’t matter. It can not be that poor people are poor because they are the kind of people whose choices, abilities, and (lack of) virtues lead to being poor, because all people are equal. Therefore, the policies must be right-wing because left-wing policies would result in equality. (In reality though, left-wing schemes usually backfire).

The reason the leftist think politics is moving rightward, is because the leftist is utopian and egalitarian. He believes that left-wing policies will necessarily bring about left-wing utopian goals. When the expected egalitarian utopia does not arrive, the leftist can not believe that this is due to the impossibility of an egalitarian utopia or because left-wing policies don’t work, so he believes the absence of utopia must be because politics is moving right-ward.

Lightning Round – 2015/09/15

Thinking generationally.
Related: Wealth in 1500 AD is largely predictive of national wealth today.

Daily Kaos notices NRx.

Nick rounds up on William Bradford. A formerly hidden reactionary in West Point.

Lies and reaction.

A review of left singularities.
Related: Where does #BlackLivesMatter go?

Two equilibria.

Rule by protocol.

Ironies of democratic alienation.

On the mouse utopia experiment.

Zippy doesn’t see the current system falling any time soon.

Popular government is active government.

New Blog: The Grey Enlightenment. About.
Related: The Soviet Men: Ban recess.

Ban white men from college.
Related: Surviving academia. Part II.

Weaponized codes of conduct.
Related: Social justice contradictions.

The holy insanity of the immigrant invasion.
Related: Rotherham: The real migrant crisis.
Related: Britain’s Islamic future.
Related: Rent-seekers not refugees.
Related: The evil of encouraging refugees.
Related: The EU reveals its priorities.
Related: Refugees in the Roman era.
Related: Revenge of the rest against the west.
Related: Immigration and absolution.
Related: Maybe diversity ain’t so great for Jews.
Related: 6 ways to stop the migrant jihad.
Related: Orban’s defiance.

Diversity means defection.
Related: Liberty and ethnicity.
Related: 640 million adults want to migrate to first world.

White privilege: Cops and courts.

Order Force.

Pan-secessionism.

Entryists in neoreaction.

The decline of Darwin.

Why do aboriginals have so much Neanderthal DNA?
Related: The great Bantu migration.

Are liberals more competent than conservatives?

The proper role of moderates.

A lost military technology.

Reproducibility crisis  is a crisis of progressivism.
Related: Cancer research irreproducibility.

The tyranny of preferences.

On universals.

The Spartan empire.
Related: The fall of Sparta.

Some amusing videos.

The purpose of doxing.

Vox interviewed by Counter-Currents.

To the manosphere: a Christianity you can respect.

Rotten to the common core.

Divorce risks.

DS on his experiences meeting his gal’s father.

Both men and women are to blame for our ills.

New campaign in the UK to ban sex robots.

Capital campaigns do little to improve student achievement. Surprising.
Related: The Kansas City educational experiment.

Something not horrible from Vox on post-secondary education.

Books on how to fight.

Integrated task force experiment.

The Sad Puppies 4 website is live.
Related: An estimate of Puppy numbers.
Related: Winning against Tor.

AIPAC is losing its power.
Related: The NYT’s Jew tracker.

Sodomy is not diverse enough.

Scott Alexander reviews Manufacturing Consent.

Rhetoric in action.

Father of drowned child was a human trafficker.

Mexican government arrests vigilante who defeats mob bosses.

People respond to incentives: Chinese driver edition.

H/T: SSC, SDA, NBS