Lightning Round -2016/08/11

Church, mannerbund, militia.

Spain’s cautionary tale.
Related: Towards civil war.

Going for the throat.

Natural and artificial.
Related: Social constructs.

A nation’s future in one number.

Trump has intrinsic geopolitical value.
Related: Trump, Hillary, and who we are.
Related: Commentary on Trump.
Related: Yes we Khan… send them back.

How small-scale, but intense action works.

Americanism is expanded Anglo-Saxonism.
Related: Lovecraft’s prophecy.

Why the alt-right isn’t wrong.
Related: The alt-right as an antidote to neocon warmongering.

Ideological inertia in institutions.

Social media is a state tool.

The horror of rising wages in Hungary.

Japan shifting right.

End of Jewish rule.

Quick student loan forgiveness program.

There is no such thing as moderate Islam.

New Jersey enjoys the fruits of tolerance.

NRx and the orthosphere.

The West should consider Christ’s victory.

The pope is not the pope.

Let them go their wicked ways.

Today’s women are yesterday’s prostitutes.

The smart girl penalty.

Before patriarchal fire and writing.

Feminist Atlantic waxes conservative on men’s gender roles.

The stock market is too small for boomers to retire.

The bait-and-switch confusopoly economy.

The philosophy of failure.

The value extractors.

Is martial law coming?

The Trump media narrative.
Related: Listening to Trump voters.
Related: Journalists have dispensed with objectivity.

Gadsden flag declared racist.

Obscure deep-stater tapped to stump Trump.

Hillary’s handler.
Related: Hillary’s condition.
Related: Media cover.

The privilege of Bret Stevens and Fareed Zakaria.
Related: The lies of Bret Stevens.

Murdered DNC staffer may have been a whistleblower.
Related: More mysterious deaths around Clinton.

Lewis on reading old books.

H/T: Land

 

Moral and Natural Consequences

One common response I’ve seen from the Black Lives Matter on the shooting of Korryn Gaines was that she didn’t deserve to be executed for a traffic violation. Leaving aside the accuracy of that description, I’ve noticed that refrain from Black Lives Matter before, “he didn’t deserve death for [minor crime].” This is not limited to BLM, I’ve seen it many times before from many different people of differing ideologies describing different situations. People will often say, some person didn’t deserve a relatively harsh punishment for a relatively minor crime.

To deserve is to be worthy of something, either a reward or punishment, but measure of worthiness is left open. So in conversation people have to derive a measure from context. In the case of those arguing that Gaines didn’t deserve to die, they assume the measure of worthiness is some form of cosmic justice.

But moral worthiness is not the issue in many of these cases, but rather natural worthiness. Waving a realistic toy gun at or charging a cop may not be deserving of death in some cosmic moral sense, but it is the natural consequence, and they deserve it in that they created conditions that would likely result in the resutlting negative consequence.

There are two types of deserved negative consequences: moral/judicial consequences, where someone is punished because they have committed evil, and natural consequences, where someone is punished because that is the natural result of their actions.

Moral consequences are justice and justice is meted out by God and man. Justice needs an agent to be carried out and does not necessarily occur in nature. The rare times when nature hands out justice, we always refer to it differently, such as with phrases like poetic justice or karma, because we know that it is not real justice, simply natural consequence or blind coincidence.

On the other hand natural consequences are carried out by nature, of which man is a part. There is no moral dimension to natural consequences, simply the cold, hard law of cause and effect judging man with neither mercy nor pity.

A lot of people like to try to confuse these two forms of consequences, these two meanings of deserve, often for ideological purposes, occasionally because they are incapable of clear thinking. Often, those who see the reality of natural consequences and refuse to confuse the two, are called cold, mean, and/or evil by those who do not.

To help make this distinction clear, I’ll list some examples:

Does a child who runs into the road, morally deserve to be hit by a car? No, but they naturally deserve it because that is the natural consequence.

Does a man calling another man a ‘cock-sucking faggot’ or some other very offensive epithat morally deserving of being punched in the face? No, but he’ll get punched anyway and deserve it.

Does a women getting drunk and going to a strange man’s home means she morally deserves to be raped? No, but being raped is a likely foreseeable outcome and she naturally deserves it.

Does having promiscuous sex mean someone morally deserves to suffer and STD? Maybe not, but it is naturally deserved.

Does threatening, resisting, or being stupid around cops means someone morally deserves to be shot? Maybe not, but it is the most likely outcome and being shot is deserved.

Do French people morally deserve to be gunned down for voting in favour of immigration? No, but the naturally deserve the consequences of their choices.

So yes, Korryn Gaines deserved to die for her parking ticket. Maybe not in some cosmic moral sense, but she took took actions which would naturally result in her being shot, and the laws of nature enacted their punishment.

In all cases, the question is not of whether some impartial moral arbiter would condemn the person to a punishment in light of cosmic justice, rather it is a question of whether the person brought natural consequences upon themselves by committing causes that would result in certain effects.

Do not confuse the two. God and man care about your moral worthiness, your soul rests upon it, and justice is enacted by it. Nature does not care in the least about your moral worthiness, only your natural worthiness. Contravene nature’s laws and suffer, that is natural.

Lightning Round – 2016/08/03

They want you to give up.
Related: The dead end of MGTOW.

Terrorism creates jobs.
Related: The French Republic is finished.
Related: A beautiful disaster.

Why Trump is Hitler.
Related: Why Trump?

High-low at the DNC.

Stop fearing crime, fear guns.

The pillaging of Russia.

More Americans dead from Muslim-American soldiers than died the latter.

BLM and 401k’s.

Cathedral round-up: the rise of mommy law.

Paid trolls.

Catholicism will survive the pope.
Related: Time for a new Catholic schism.

The mysterious male marriage premium.

Most campus rape accusation are false.

Fertility and corporal punishment.

Horny geeks love Ghostbusters.

The content censors.

Showing off.

Post-partisanship is hyper-partisanship.

Lightning Round – 2016/07/27

Don’t give your word unless you mean to keep it.
Related: Dealing with failure.

Western civilization.

Toxic Arab masculinity.
Related: Ban assault trucks.
Related: Ideological statistics.

Meaning, globalism, and death.
Related: The demon of universal culture.

SWPL’s, Amerikaners, and the Alt-Right.
Related: Culturally tone deaf.

Progressive-approved colonialism.
Related: A HUD nightmare.

At the RNC.
Related: Alt-right at the RNC.

An analysis of Trump’s speech.
Related: On Trump’s nomination.
Related: Trump explains crony capitalism.
Related: The Trumpslide cometh.
Related: 5 reason Trump will win.
Related: Trump’s loyalty.

Conservatism in ruins.

DNC leaks and corruption.
Related: DNC Leaks: Bernie, Hispanics, and appointments.

Big sister and weaponized nerds.

Liberalism’s flying genetics monster.

Twilight of the Turkish secular deep state.
Related: Is Turkey now the fourth sovereign nation?
Related: Why Turkey’s coup failed.
Related: Why popular opinion can’t predict a coup.

The arc of Russia.

The necessity of the Butlerian Jihad.

Free trade is not conservative.

Power, sex, and suicide.

Complementarianism and the Duluth model. More.
Related: The evolving position on spiritual headship.
Related: Kierkegaard on Christian scholarship.

Getting off the reservation of the female imperative.

Data and sexual attraction.

Gamma is real.

Let the gold timers starve.

Science is downstream of politics.
Related: The crisis in science.

On Ashkenazi ancestry.

Some great newspeak from the NYT.

The Rabid Puppies ballot.

Waterstones: a bookstore that is thriving.

Waiting gets you killed.

The 6 civilizations.
Related: Quick notes on the big 6. Egypt.

Tor compromised.

 

Lightning Round – 2016/07/20

The final piece on Grant and Canadian tradition.

Conservative zugzwang.
Related: Stephen Douglas conservatives.
Related: The submission of Ross Douthat.

The future is arriving.

Hitlers in the Austrian judiciary.

National(ist) security.
Related: Nydwracu bows out.

The failure of separation of church and state.

It won’t be fun but you must endure.
Related: Advice for interesting times.
Related: Entropy and the pumps.

4GW in Dallas and a cop’s perspective.
Related: Fear & loathing in Dallas.
Related: Waiting for the singularity.
Related: America unravelling.

Politics: high, low, red, and blue.

The fall of anarch-topia.

Anti-Dem short takes.

The terrible legacy of Matt Drudge.

The dire problem.

America’s attempt at restarting the Spanish Civil War.

A tribal Catholic’s last straw.

Male sexuality through apes and dinosaurs.
Related: Boogie Nights.

Not like in the movies.

Study: No anti-women bias in tech interviews.

Problematic soccer fans.

The banks rigging the stock market.

Confessions of a neocon assassin.

Our dumb world.

Trump on the path to victory.

The white faces of BLM.

On Wheaton’s Mensa speech.

Is transgenderism related to autism?

Tanks for sale.

The wikipedian war targets Auerbach.

 

3 Thought on the Hillary Case

You’ve probably already heard that Hillary was let off scot-free for what would have gotten almost anybody else a few years in rape-me-in-the-ass prison. This is not what I say, by-the-by, it is explicit in the FBI statement:

To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.”

I’m not going to rant on how this is an injustice, because that is obvious. Instead, I’m going to comment on the commentors, particularly the conservative ones.

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First, a lot of conservatives have been going on about how rule of law is dead, Mr. Wright is the example I’ll use. No offence to Mr. Wright, I do like and respect him, but this is old news, the rule of law has been dead for at least a century, probably more.

We’ve had rule by judge since, at least, 1905 (Ted Colt points to 1886), when the Supreme Court decided to redefine the words ‘insterstate commerce’ to functionally mean ‘all commerce, including intrastate commerce, when the federal government wants to regulate it’. That rule of law is dead has been quite blatant since at least 1937, when Roosevelt tried to pack the Supreme Court so that judges would rule in his favour, that the judges ruled, not the law. Rule by judge is not rule of law however much confusion our system spreads around this issue.

Clinton being let off under prosecutorial discretion is just one highlight in this long-time reality.

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One a somewhat similar note, some conservatives, Matt Walsh being the example I’ll use, have wondered that if they have denounced Trump for his failings will the left reciprocate on Hillary.

The answer is, of course, no they won’t. The left aren’t as foolish and self-defeating as the conservatives. The left likes winning, while professional conservatives like preening about integrity. The leftists would happily rape their country to attain power, conservatives gladly watch their country be raped as long as they can pretend moral superiority.

“Sure, my wife may wake up crying each night but at least I didn’t stoop to dirtying my hands with her rapist’s blood, else I would have been just as bad as him.”

The left have their own principles and they don’t give a shit about yours. Just because you follow their principles does not mean they’ll follow yours.

That some conservatives will actually point out that liberals fail to live up to conservative standards like they are making a incisive and deadly criticism only shows their own foolishness and weakness. Catering to the enemy is not integrity, it is failure; turning on your own is not principled, it is disloyalty.

Remember, no enemies to the right.

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A lot of cuckservatives have also been commenting on how the news cycle moved from Hillary to Trump when Trump said something blatantly true about Saddam, that he was bad but he kept terrorists in check and the Iraq War destabilized the region.

Now, Trump’s being saying this exact same thing since last year. The media only jumped on it now to move attention away from Hillary’s corruption. Instead of pointing out the media’s blatantly opportunistic and biased pivot, the cuckservatives have instead followed the media’s lead in attacking Trump for keeping on his isolationist message

Somehow, the cuckservative’s know the reason for the pivot, but instead of attacking the pivot and those behind it are running with it and doing the left’s job for them. At this point, it’s getting hard to tell if the cuck’s are just gloriously incompetent or if they are actively agents of the left.

Lightning Round – 2016/07/06

Finding your mission.

Why the world is rebelling against experts.
Related: We don’t care about experts any more.

On hate.

On neocameralism.

Francis on McCarthy.

America is dead.

Give education to the RCC.

Brazilification.

She hates to say it.

Magical thinking doomed the Eurogeist.
Related: The spectre of nationalism.
Related: Elite in-fighting.
Related: Free trade as a bait and switch.
Related: Brexit explained.
Related:How to give effect to Brexit.
Related: The mask comes off.

Austrian election nulled after anti-nationalist electoral irregularities.

When State tried to end Vietnam in ’63.

Acquiring immunity to magic.
Related: Pygmy’s and cannibalism.
Related: Progress and demons.

The collapse of the Israeli left.

US options in the Ukraine.

What the 6-point star insanity is about.

Liberal club.

Right-wing Gramscism.

Despair in pastel.

Teaching boys to be beta.

In defence of all-male spaces.

Are young women sincere about wanting to be married?

Dalrock and Wilson on marriage counseling.

Eat, Pray, Love women divorces man she abandoned family for.

New book argues Europeans settled the America’s first.

MRI’s create too many false positives, rending thousands of papers wrong.

How to handle entryism.

On anti-GG wiki-editor Gamaliel.

On Yvette Felarca and BAMN.

Possible SJW convergence at Baen?

On Game of Thrones demographics.

Trump’s job plan speech.

H/T: SDA, VD