$5 million

July 29, 2010

Couldn’t they have used some of that money to make the bride look a bit less ugly?

I’m just sayin’ . . .


Alt Right on classes

July 29, 2010

The lower class:

I posit that modern lower class people in America are human beings who have largely been ruined by the managerial state and other forms of defective culture. Sure, we’ve always had a lower class, but in the old days, most of them were "lower middle class" in that they had jobs. Since the upper middle class has all the power, it is in their best interests to grow this class. I’m not saying UMC people run around plotting ways to fill up the ghettos. I’m sure it’s mostly unconscious, as is are most things about social class, but the way things play out, most classes do things which are in their self interests, or they fade away (like the upper class has).

The working class:

The working class has suffered greatly under the new/post 1970s regime. I’d go so far as to say this is because of a conscious hostility from the upper middle class who run everything. Many of their factory jobs are gone forever. Their families have been devastated by "social welfare" programs, and their neighborhoods have become crime ridden, due to the all the lower class uncivilized state-funded bastards running around. The prospering lower middle-class people are the tradesmen: electricians, plumbers, technicians, contractors — though these guys are in some trouble from immigration also. Still, the working class has preserved many virtues: the virtues of hard work and manliness not the least among them.

Read the posts in their entirety.


Read it

July 29, 2010

From Ulysses:

It’s kind of hard to make the concept of a geocentric universe your bitch if you don’t have an earth to orbit you and your fiery glory.


Modern progressivism

July 29, 2010

If you want to understand the dark side of progressivism, you could do a lot worse than spend your time watching this movie (on recommendation from Moldbug).

This article provides a bit of background (not on the movie but on the animal rights movement). And here is the movie’s Wikipedia page. The documentary focuses on this group.

I think Moldbug pointed out how creepy this dude is, but it bears repeating. I couldn’t sleep after I watched the video because he scared the shit out of me.


GBFM on fire yesterday

July 28, 2010

Good stuff at Roissy’s yesterday.

Oh, he also seamlessly breaks into long quotes from Socrates and re-writes the script from The Matrix.

(My favorite line: "I AM SO RELEIVED TO KNOW THAT MY WIFE WILL NOT HAVE BEEN ASSCOCKED AFTER THE AGE OF 24 BUT ONLY BEOFRE. THAT IS JJUST GREAT.")


The proles lose again

July 28, 2010

Respect your masters:

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona’s immigration law from taking effect, delivering a last-minute victory to opponents of the crackdown. . . .

"There is a substantial likelihood that officers will wrongfully arrest legal resident aliens under the new (law)," Bolton ruled. "By enforcing this statute, Arizona would impose a ‘distinct, unusual and extraordinary’ burden on legal resident aliens that only the federal government has the authority to impose."

A housing project creates a "substantial likelihood" of increased crime, yet housing projects are legal. I always thought that someone had to actually break a law, not create a "substantial likelihood" of breaking a law before said someone could be convicted.

Incidentally, when we write regulations we use phrases like "substantial likelihood" when we want to give ourselves, as regulators, lots of flexibility during the actual implementation process. In other words, we use it when we’re not sure what to do and we’re making stuff up.


Brilliant!

July 28, 2010

Heh


The decline and fall of the American Empire

July 28, 2010

I think I’m going to turn this into a series of posts which will highlight America’s current retardation.

Today’s entry is this story:

On the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal appeals court said the law entitles wheelchair users at a restaurant to the same view as everyone else of the food that awaits them – in this case, burritos, tacos and the rest of the fare at Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Just to be clear, we have a federal court ruling on what you get see while someone makes your food.

What’s particularly funny is that that someone is probably in the country illegally. The court, however, doesn’t care about that law. It’s too busy making up other ones.


Intellectuals and science

July 28, 2010

I read Paul Johnson’s Intellectuals a long time ago. This quote is too good not to link to:

With the decline of clerical power in the eighteenth century, a new kind of mentor emerged to fill the vacuum and capture the ear of society. The secular intellectual might be deist, sceptic, or atheist. But he was just as ready as any pontiff or presbyter to tell mankind how to conduct his affairs.


“Progress”

July 27, 2010

Matthew Yglesias, high-priest of progress, responds to a thoughtful post from Professor Kling with this bit of un-thinking:

Instead I’ll just observe that Kling, while not nostalgic for the massive disenfranchisement of African-Americans, seems in practice to be blind to the interests of non-whites, of gays and lesbians, and of women.

After the American empire falls, I can imagine a world in which barely literate people roam the wreckage of civilization eating canned goods since they can’t grow any food their own. In this world, everyone will be equally miserable – and hence it will be better than the modern world according to Yglesias. Matthew Yglesias will consider you a racist if you want to return to civilization.

Note that "progress" for Yglesias is completely one-dimensional. Epic levels of societal decay could have taken place, but if everyone gets equal privileges from the State, things are necessarily better. Are the schools of modern Baltimore better than the schools of the ’40s? Asking this question is evidence that you’re "blind to the interests of non-whites."