Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Filtering

Neoreaction is to politics as physics is to engineering. You can build any structure you like, but if you violate basic natural principles and you don't account for that in your structure, it will have a high risk of collapse. If nothing else, Neoreaction is about cutting to the core truths in politics.

An example from basic economics: price controls on certain items might create more political benefit than economic cost (healthcare, food, fuel, college education), but if the designer of the system doesn't understand economics, it will probably end up being both an economic and political disaster. Having a market-dominant minority in the country is very beneficial, but not understanding the history and downsides of it is a recipe for violence. It is easy to overlook the the problems because the systems can run for generations before the structural failure point is made obvious to the idiots.

Before Neoreaction, most of the "far right" understood that universal suffrage cannot protect property rights. Democracy is mob rule; letting people who do not produce vote away the resources of producers will always end badly, it's only a question of when the non-producers outnumber the producers and if the system gets junked before reaching the inevitable end stage. The problem then is where to draw the line, but wherever the line is drawn, there will always be a pull back towards universal suffrage because in an immediate battle for political advantage there will always be a high time preference politician willing to sacrifice long-term goals for short-term gain.

Neoreaction is also elitist in the most basic meaning, that of being focused on the "ruling class" (either the extant one or a new one) and having a high bar to membership. It is not easy to become worthy. Free Northerner explains:
Passivism is about seeking victory through building and preserving resources and taking battle after victory has been achieved. That is why it is called accepting power. If we become worthy, ie: if we build our power bases, legitimacy, and authority to the extent necessary, then when the time comes, there will be nothing to do but for the great man to accept what is rightfully his. Lord Monck will walk into London unopposed and restore the king to his rightful place.

Alternatively, the more resources we squander now and the less we build, the greater the fight and the lesser the odds of victory will be when the black swan flies.
He also explains how Cthulhu swims left:
Everybody likes to posit that some bogeyman composed of people they dislike is in charge and running, ruining, things behind the scenes because that is comforting. Even if a conspiracy is leading to disaster, at least we’re being led. Even if they are evil incarnate, at least they know what they’re doing and are leading society in a specific direction. It is comforting to know someone is in charge, even if we hate them.

But we’re not that lucky. There is no one who really knows what they’re doing and no one is in charge. Everybody has just a little bit of power, some have more some less, to accomplish tiny things, so nobody has any real power to accomplish anything. Our system is veiled anarchy.
You cannot escape the leftward drift of society until you figure out what moves it leftward. We can reduce/halt immigration and turn aspects of Sailer's "affordable family formation" into policy. Let's say they work and native people start having more children as the society moves rightward...what next? A repeat of the Baby Boomers? Leftward drift is like entropy. Just as Man (life) counteracts entropy in the universe, perhaps Cthulhu's leftward swim can only be stopped by a constant application of counteracting force. Perhaps a better names for him are sin, temptation and Satan.

In contrast, the Alt-Right is thoroughly populist and democratic. Its major issue at the moment is free speech. There is no real barrier to entry on the Alt-Right and it argues for an extreme right of speech that would be wholly alien to Southern honor and Yankee religion both. We can dial the clock back to the 18th and 19th Centuries and find pamphleteers running wild like social media shitposters, but we cannot find a society that enshrines this behavior into law. The Alt-Right is a contrarian reaction (in the most basic sense) to the Cathedral and also wholly within the Cathedral. Contrarian in the sense that some of Alt-Right oppose basic decency and respectability because the Cathedral imposes a perverted standard. Within the Cathedral because it's conception of free speech depends on leftward reinterpretations made during the 20th Century.

If Cthulhu always swims left, anything that is not outside of the Cathedral will be destroyed or assimilated. Filters will be broken down, tolerance wins. Populism rules. The tweet with the most likes always wins.

In order to swim right, we must have a filter. Where the left tends towards universal suffrage and chaos, the right tends towards monarchy and order. The Truth wins even if it has 300 million down votes.

Society falls apart is because Man lets it fall apart. Because he is not worthy. God will not stop the entropy until Judgement Day. Satan is the prince of this world.

Before you can become worthy of power, you must become worthy of civilization.

To become worthy of civilization, you must resist sin and temptation.

You must become worthy of God's grace.

Civilization will be rebuilt Man by Man, family by family, polity by polity, and only then will it be worthy of good leadership.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Monday, September 04, 2017

More Joy

Applied practically, this means that to bring people to traditional ways of thought and life, the right should not focus on breaking down the beliefs of moderates and progressives. Instead, we must show our countrymen that there is a better way. This is not a political action, at least not in the modern sense of the word. Instead, it is made up of human actions. We should learn from Alasdair MacIntyre that traditions are passed on only through lived practices. These practices can be intricate like religious rites, or they can be as simple as praying before meals. Indeed, when looking through their simplicity, it becomes apparent that meals constitute a fundamental part of any social revival.

The Future of the Democrat Party

This chart from The Audacious Epigone looks like what the Baizuo want for national demographics. The real Rainbow Coalition

Friday, September 01, 2017

David Brooks Calls for Caesar

In Praise of Equipoise
How do we get out of this spiral?

The first step is to just get out. Turn the other cheek, love your enemy, confront your opponent with aggressive love.
This won't get you out of identity politics, but it's not bad advice. It's not cucky to wish your enemy a happy and healthy life in his own homeland. Feel sorry for the sick and twisted individuals promoting white genocide, do not dwell too much on your hatred of them. Focus on stopping them, but hatred is ultimately self-destructive because you end up doing things to harm your enemy (such as arming up in Charlottesville to do violent battle with Antifa) instead of focusing solely on elevating your self. It also makes you reject choices that are win-win. Finally, for enemies who really do irrationally hate you, returning love back at them only drives them more insane.

Brooks swings back to rootless cosmopolitan values:
The second step is to refuse to be a monad. Maalouf points to the myth that “‘deep down inside’ everyone there is just one affiliation that really matters.” Some people live this way, hanging around just one sort of person, loyal to just one allegiance and leading insular, fearful lives. In fact, the heart has many portals. A healthy person can have four or six vibrant attachments and honor them all as part of the fullness of life.

The more vibrant attachments a person has, the more likely she will find some commonality with every other person on earth. The more interesting her own constellational self becomes. The world isn’t only a battlefield of groups; it’s also a World Wide Web of overlapping allegiances. You might be Black Lives Matter and he may be Make America Great Again, but you’re both Houstonians cruising the same boat down flooded streets.
This reiterates the first point. It's possible to love your enemy, but the fact that enemies might help each other in a flood or root for the pathetic Houston Texas doesn't change the fact that they have different religions, want different forms of government, and one of them wants to take the other's stuff.

He ends with a call for a Caesar to rule over the diverse American Empire:
The final step is to practice equipoise. This is the trait we should be looking for in leaders. It’s the ability to move gracefully through your identities — to have the passions, blessings and hurts of one balanced by the passions, blessings and hurts of several others.

The person with equipoise doesn’t feel attachments less powerfully but weaves several deep allegiances into one symphony. “A good character,” James Q. Wilson wrote, “is not life lived according to a rule (there rarely is a rule by which good qualities ought to be combined or hard choices resolved), it is a life lived in balance.” Achieving balance is an aesthetic or poetic exercise, a matter of striking the different notes harmonically.

Today rage and singularity is the approved woke response to the world — Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders. But you show me a person who can gracefully balance six fervent and unexpectedly diverse commitments, and that will be the one who is ready to lead in this new world.
This is America 2000 shmaltz. It's also crazy to create a new world without a leader. Defense contractors can build fighter jets that cause higher G-forces than the human body can withstand. The Pentagon, as stupid as they can be with procurement, don't bet the national defense on building such jets on the assumption that one day some people might be able to withstand those forces. Yet that is what the elite have done in America, created a system that can only be sustained by a non-existent philosopher king.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Homeschool Links

New category for Homeschool. If you have any good recommendations, post in the comments and I'll add them.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

What Is White Identity Politics?

David Brooks is the gift that keeps on giving.

How Trump Kills the G.O.P.
It’s become more of a white party in recent years, of course, and adopted some wrongheaded positions on civil rights enforcement, but it was still possible to be a Republican without feeling like you were violating basic decency on matters of race. Most of the Republican establishment, from the Bushes to McCain and Romney, fought bigotry, and racism was not a common feature in the conservative moment.
You could be a good progressive and adhere to the secular religion while dissenting on the level of taxation, abortion, school prayer and gun rights.
Between 1984 and 2003 I worked at National Review, The Washington Times, the Wall Street Journal editorial page and The Weekly Standard. Most of my friends were Republicans.

In that time, I never heard blatantly racist comments at dinner parties, and there were probably fewer than a dozen times I heard some veiled comment that could have suggested racism. To be honest, I heard more racial condescension in progressive circles than in conservative ones.
No doubt true.
But the Republican Party has changed since 2005. It has become the vehicle for white identity politics. In 2005 only six percent of Republicans felt that whites faced “a great deal” of discrimination, the same number of Democrats who felt this. By 2016, the percentage of Republicans who felt this had tripled.

Recent surveys suggest that roughly 47 percent of Republicans are what you might call conservative universalists and maybe 40 percent are what you might call conservative white identitarians. White universalists believe in conservative principles and think they apply to all people and their white identity is not particularly salient to them. White identitarians are conservative, but their white identity is quite important to them, sometimes even more important than their conservatism.
David, I'm going to blow your mind here. Conservatism is largely a white American thing. What happened is you and your conservative ideologues flooded the nation with non-white immigrants who are also anti-conservative. When America was mostly white, there were ideological battles between left and right. Now, the left largely makes anti-white arguments that overlap almost entirely with the groups we call "conservatives" (and "libertarians"). There is little practical difference in making a pro-white argument and a pro-liberty argument, except to the extent to which it is effective. Shifting politics in a white direction also shifts it in a right direction. In fact, that might be the only way to move politics rightward.
These white identitarians have taken the multicultural worldview taught in schools, universities and the culture and, rightly or wrongly, have applied it to themselves. As Marxism saw history through the lens of class conflict, multiculturalism sees history through the lens of racial conflict and group oppression.

According to a survey from the Public Religion Research Institute, for example, about 48 percent of Republicans believe there is “a lot of discrimination” against Christians in America and about 43 percent believe there is a lot of discrimination against whites.

I’d love to see more research on the relationship between white identity politics and simple racism. There’s clear overlap, but I suspect they’re not quite the same thing. Racism is about feeling others are inferior. White identitarianism is about feeling downtrodden and aggrieved yourself.
The Left built an anti-white grievance machine because it could not win the ideological argument with whites. It had to use demographic replacement strategy to advance leftism. The reason the Alt-Right exists at all is because conservatives like Mr. Brooks did not and do not lift a finger in opposition to multiculturalism and demographic replacement, but instead cheer it on.
But three things are clear: First, identity politics on the right is at least as corrosive as identity politics on the left, probably more so. If you reduce the complex array of identities that make up a human being into one crude ethno-political category, you’re going to do violence to yourself and everything around you.

Second, it is wrong to try to make a parallel between Black Lives Matter and White Lives Matter. To pretend that these tendencies are somehow comparable is to ignore American history and current realities.

Third, white identity politics as it plays out in the political arena is completely noxious. Donald Trump is the maestro here. He established his political identity through birtherism, he won the Republican nomination on the Muslim ban, he campaigned on the Mexican wall, he governed by being neutral on Charlottesville and pardoning the racialist Joe Arpaio.
The mask falls from the progressive.
And this is where the dissolution of the G.O.P. comes in. Conservative universalists are coming to realize their party has become a vehicle for white identity and racial conflict. This faction is prior to and deeper than Trump.

When you have an intraparty fight about foreign or domestic issues, you think your rivals are wrong. When you have an intraparty fight on race, you think your rivals are disgusting. That’s what’s happening. Friendships are now ending across the right. People who supported Trump for partisan reasons now feel locked in to support him on race, and they are making themselves repellent.

It may someday be possible to reduce the influence of white identity politics, but probably not while Trump is in office. As long as he is in power the G.O.P. is a house viciously divided against itself, and cannot stand.
The way to reduce white identity politics is to reduce the power of the left and identity politics by reversing demographic trends. Support Trump on nothing except immigration, and tell him to become as extreme as possible on immigration, such that the country experiences net emigration. Then, Mr. Brooks, and only then, will you reduce the influence of white identity politics. Or you can advocate for removal of leftists from power, but that's probably against your principles.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

White Consumers: Please Take a Hike

You go bankrupt very slowly, and then all at once.

A few years ago sensitive people start noticing an increase in sexually ambiguous ads (brothers or two dads?) and minorities in ads.

In the last year or so, a lot of people started noticing the ads. If you tell a normie friend about it today and he watches TV tonight, he will be red-pilled.

If the Alt-Right is to mature in a healthy direction, it must turn the corner on outrage culture (the protest culture). Begging those in power to give you what you want doesn't work and projects weakness.

The first step past outrage is not caring. This is how it is. Accept reality as it is today.

Without a counter-voice, the outrage on the Left grows more powerful. The trend is obvious.

Not caring and a worsening trend very quickly turns to action: why don't we make our own products?

The outrage intensifies as straight, white, Christian customers leave.

Demographic trends and outrage culture on the Left will make certain that lost white customers never return. Companies can't afford to go chasing after whites.

The sweet spot is slow, steady burn of outrage that doesn't overheat and doesn't flame out, ensuring a steady stream of customers for years to come.

Advertisers move away from using pictures of white, straight customers for fear of being seen as racist or gay-hating

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Baizuo of the Month: ESPN Ascends to Higher Plane of Baizuo Existence

August isn't over, but I'm calling it early. ESPN is the Baizuo of the Month for August 2017.

ESPN pulls Asian-American announcer from Virginia football game because he has a Confederate general's name

They had to channel the Baizuo deep within the recesses of their colons to out do the Portland area school district.

Lynch elementary schools will lose the 'Lynch' due to racial implications

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Neoreaction Warned You

Update: Trump pulled the Alt-Right's ass out of the fire at today's press conference. It sounds like the left might suffer the most assuming this indicates the DoJ will impartially deliver justice. Also, Terry McCauliffe should be worried since The Virginia State Police were the ones forcing Alt-Right rally-goers into the Antifa. Most of what I wrote earlier still stands. If Trump wasn't in office, it would have been a bigger disaster. If the rally had kicked out the Nazis so that Trump could say there were no Neo-Nazis there, he could have unloaded entirely on the left today. Press questions begin around 10 minutes.

Also for posterity, here's what was happening before Trump spoke: right-wing websites and Alt-Tech sites such as Gab were hit with massive DDoS attacks today. Daily Stormer was kicked off GoDaddy and tried hosting with Google, was denied. Discord kicked "Nazis" off the site. Several corporate CEOs quit Trump's economic council because he didn't condemn the rally hard enough. Intel, Merck and Wal-Mart are three I know of. Now they look like big asses after the Narrative did a 180. Finally, another Confederate statue was torn down in Durham by a mob. Now the Sheriff says all found will be prosecuted. Lincoln Memorial was vandalized as well.

Some other takes: Charlottesville Was a Massive 4GW Failure

Defeat is an orphan and many are criticizing the failures of the Charlottesville rally. For one, the main event on Saturday didn't even take place. However, there was one benefit. Some will not believe that the fire is hot and must put their hand into the fire. Some disaster was always going to befall the AltRight. Whether the White Nationalists learn from it or not is another question, but if they do, the net outcome could be positive.

Some thoughts:

1. The Alt-Right has no accountability. There are various groups with different leaders, but there is no accountability. When any project or event goes down the tubes, the people involved in organizing should be removed from leadership if they don't have the good sense to step down. I can't remember where I saw it, but I recall Derb once writing about how British cabinet members would resign whether they were responsible or not following a political disaster.

2. There's a lot of evidence implicating the police as the guilty party. Pax wrote about it here: Here’s How Virginia State Police Facilitated Violence At Charlottesville. There's also the account from the civic nationalist contingent (they literally call themselves that in the video) there to protect the rally-goers' rights. Charlottesville Aftermath. The Truth on What Happened These are mostly blue pilled guys who are pro-police. They report the police were treacherous in their behavior.

3. As VoxDay has said, the Alt-Right is inevitable. History is moving in favor of chaos and revolution. Some people look far ahead and plan for the future. Some people want to ride the populist wave and attain status by getting in front of the mob. Some people don't really want to debate their ideas, but through accumulation of popular support, push their agenda. If your solution to democratic failure is selecting new leadership by popular appeal to a fringe movement over-represented with fringe people and fringe ideas, well, good luck.

Additionally, White Nationalism benefited from the left calling everyone racist and because it spoke truth on race. White Nationalism is ultimately superfluous once everyone accepts the reality of race/ethnic/religious differences. If everyone on the dissident Right agrees with the 14 words, then white nationalism was successful. The one good idea white nationalists had is widely accepted, therefore white nationalism is no longer useful as a movement or should focus its energy on red pilling more people on race.

4. Right-wing activism doesn't work as explained by Mark Yuray in Social Matter last year. Normie rallies supporting Trump are probably fine if there's no fringe right-wing fingerprints, but anything far out will be targeted and spun negatively. The media tried to spin Trump rallies negatively and failed because normie GOP voters identified with the rally-goers.

Right-Wing Activism Always Fails

5. Pride cometh before the fall.

Antidem says he will delete his take on Charlottesville, so here's one good bit for posterity:
It should also be said that in the day since the rally, the messaging coming from UTR has become even more confused; a jumble of them crying that they were the innocent victims and crowing about how much ass they kicked.
I'm not going to tell people to put their physical safety in danger, but given its position in society, the AltRight should make itself more sympathetic. Everything said about the Nazi imagery and the rest is being said by others.

6. Most of the people who are not AltRight, but might be, are Christian. They are American nationalists. Selling bacon in Mecca is not a good business plan. Hanging signs or chanting "get your bacon here" will cause you to lose customers at Mecca even if you're selling water to thirsty men.

7. Yuray also wrote How To Passivism. Also from Free Northerner: Passivism.

The best thing the dissident Right has going for it right now is Alt-Tech. Alt-Tech is not leading with street activism, it is leading by building new companies.

8. Along those lines, the Cathedral has lots of power. You defeat it by draining its power. By spending very little in the way of resources. Online trolling may have wrecked Twitter's business and could eventually ruin Facebook because of their hamfisted responses. Trump defeated the media and Clinton by spending very little money, they spent billions of dollars and billions more in credibility. I read that CBS was interested in buying CNN if AT&T spins it off following a merger with Time Warner. If I was them, I'd rebrand it.

9. Finally, as the Hestia Society says: become worthy. Lower your time preference and build something. Become Anti-Fragile so that when you are attacked by the left, it redounds to your benefit.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

One Weird Trick the Cathedral Uses to Lie

One of the favorite ways of creating a lie is to obscure the truth. Not with fake studies that show illegal aliens commit less crime than natives, that goes into the column of fabrication. Ann Coulter demolished that falsehood in EVERY PRO-IMMIGRATION CLAIM IS A LIE.

The more common example is an incomplete study. The latest example is research on the impact of immigration on unemployment and wages.

Mixing the Melting Pot: The Impact of Immigration on Labor Markets

We used state-level data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010 for wages and immigration figures.
A period with an oil and housing boom, two recessions, one of which was a financial collapse. All of which were far more important short-term factors for wages and unemployment. the most important factor is capital because wages are a function of labor and capital. The U.S. experienced a credit boom that ended in 2007. Rising credit supported wages, home prices, and demand for labor to build new homes.

But the Overton Window has shifted. Economists are no longer claiming immigration increases wages or reduces unemployment, they're trying to rebut the argument that mass immigration has a negative effect on wages.

Too bad there's already plenty of evidence for rising wages.

Amid Trump's Immigration Crackdown, More Mexicans Get Visas to Work in U.S.

Huh. Aren't we constantly told there aren't enough visas? Yet the number rises 20% after a crackdown on illegal aliens. Farmers and businesses prefer cheap labor, even if it is illegal.

Michigan fruit growers say 'Trump effect' is making their life harder
The demand for migrant workers is driving up wages and encouraging some growers to mechanize.

More growers also are applying for "H2A" visas to ensure there will be enough workers available for the harvest.

"I haven't heard anybody complaining they cannot find labor, but I have heard complaints that there's not enough labor," said Mark Longstroth, a Michigan State University Extension Service tree fruit expert based in Paw Paw.

Wages for migrant workers are rising in Michigan as growers compete for their services. An estimated 90,000-plus migrant workers arrive in Michigan every year to help with the harvest, which starts with asparagus in the early spring and ends with the apple crop in the fall.

Migrant workers in the Great Lakes region were being paid an average of $12.28 an hour this spring, a 5.5 percent increase over the same time last year, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics.
Legal visas are up. The wages of those who go through the legal process are up. The losers are illegal aliens and the businesses who relied on their labor.

"Studies" show immigration doesn't impact wages and unemployment. Reality says different.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

David Brooks Descends Into Madness

David Brooks is losing his grip on reality:
For a time, we lived off the moral capital of the past. But the election of Trump shows just how desiccated the mainline code has become. A nation guided by that ethic would not have elected a guy who is a daily affront to it, a guy who nakedly loves money, who boasts, who objectifies women, who is incapable of hypocrisy because he acknowledges no standard of propriety other than that which he feels like doing at any given moment.

Donald Trump has smashed through the behavior standards that once governed public life. His election demonstrates that as the unifying glue of the mainline culture receded, the country divided into at least three blocks: white evangelical Protestantism that at least in its public face seems to care more about eros than caritas; secular progressivism that is spiritually formed by feminism, environmentalism and the quest for individual rights; and realist nationalism that gets its manners from reality TV and its spiritual succor from in-group/out-group solidarity.
First, the concerns with "standards of decency" is essence of the cuck. The barbarian hordes are burning down the village, but he berates you for misplacing the salad fork while setting the table.

Second, he ignores the 40% nonwhites who helped destroy the old culture in Brooks' morality play. And some other unimportant tribe that assiduously worked at destroying American decency for decades. It wasn't Catholics and Protestants who pushed for pornography, cursing on television, sex and violence in movies and gangsta rap.
But where are people going to go for a new standard of decency? They’re not going to go back to the old WASP ideal. That’s dead. Trump revealed the vacuum, but who is going to fill it and with what?
There is no standard you dolt. There is diversity and some tribe constantly opposing Protestants and Catholics who would enforce standards.
I could describe a similar vacuum when it comes to domestic policy thinking, to American identity, to America’s role in the world. Trump exposes the void but doesn’t fill it. That’s why the reaction against Trump is now more important than the man himself.
Like a star consuming itself as it collapses into a black hole, the Cathedral is no longer even observing the rest of the country let alone engaging with it. It is too difficult to face reality, they are still in the stage of denial. Brooks is probably also experiencing a psychotic break:
War/battlefield experience may also trigger a psychotic break: when reality becomes unbearable, the mind temporarily breaks with it.

Symptoms of psychotic breaks vary greatly, usually depending on the circumstances of diagnosis or any contributary substance ingested. Symptoms can range from harmless, sometimes unnoticed delusions, to violent outbursts and major depression. The sufferer may also be unable to distinguish reality from fantasy (for example, believing that a dream really happened or experiencing hallucinations that appear to be real.) Where a bipolar disorder is involved, crying, grandiosity, insomnia, irritability, and persecutory delusions may all or severally manifest themselves as symptoms.
Go home Mr. Brooks. It will restore your sanity.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Don't Have a Cow

India's culture war is advancing faster than anywhere in the world.

At one level, India’s beef ban is silly and frivolous. Surely, a nation that sees itself as an emerging superpower in the 21st Century has bigger things to worry about than to ask “Where’s the beef?”

And seen that way, the issue is silly, gimmicky and unsubstantial.

But there is another way of looking at it. Beef is just a symbol of a larger transition. This is much more than a war on meat. This is a great liberal democracy going through the process of redefining itself (against the expressed wishes of its founders) as a Hindu nation that has no time for the liberal tradition.

This is a much more fundamental change in India’s national identity than the world has realised. And this just the beginning. The transformation will continue, with profound consequences, not just for India but for the entire region.
Taleb explained how the dictatorship of the small minority works. In this case, the Hindu majority is being more intolerant and defeating the Muslim minority because Hindus care about cows than Muslims care about eating/exporting beef.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Honorary White Nationalists in Beijing

First Chinese created the term Baizuo for stupid white leftists. Now China's capital of Beijing is infested with White Nationalists who complain of #FakeBeijingers moving in and destroying their city.

No Man’s City – A Chinese Blogger’s Powerful Essay About The “Fake Lives” of Beijing Residents
The essay describes how Beijing has changed into a city that is overrun by ‘outsiders’ and no longer belongs to the ‘old Beijingers.’ Chinese state media say the essay, which is now censored, polarizes the relations between Beijing’s locals and immigrants.
You are not fully red-pilled until you understand that racism doesn't exist. At all. Bigotry is real. You can have irrational dislike or hatred for people and things. But if you were bigoted against sports cars, a progressive would claim you hate the color red.

"Racism" is the cumulative effect of rational, self-interested behavior. The term "white privilege" has some truth to it because if you focus on yourself and your family, your community, your church, the results are "racist" in the sense that you and yours are successful, but somewhere out there, a similarly self-interested person or group isn't.

Steve Sailer described progressive thinking about outsiders as "leapfrogging loyalties." If you care about those near you, the result is "racism." Only by harming those closest to you, by behaving against your interests, can you somehow help others. In effect, it is white supremacy since it places all power and agency with whites, which is why PoC have "race fatigue" and partially why they're sick of Baizuo cultural products.

Most of the Cathedral arguments look downright retarded once you sub out a white American and black American (or Mexican immigrant) for a Chinese in Beijing and A Chinese in a village 100 miles from Beijing. It turns out progressives don't have universal arguments. They have extremely provincial arguments that are retarded outside of the specific cultural/political context. It's why there's lots of retarded ideas such as "white women can't be raped", or the various racial pride entries at Wikipedia:

IF you take progressive thinking to its logical conclusion, Exit is the "ultra-racist" position. If you spend all your time thinking about how to get a rocket to Mars, how to create a superior cryptocurrency, or how to unite a nation that believes in the ancient Rights of Englishmen, you are the "scariest" of the "racists."

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Peak Baizuo

Even PoC are praying their contact with Baizuo ends swiftly.

Post-ALA Race Fatigue
Its been 5 straight days of being tone-policed and condescended to and ‘splained to. Five days of listening to white men librarians complain about being a “minority” in this 88% white profession–where they consistently hold higher positions with higher pay–because they don’t understand the basics of systemic oppression. (They’re librarians. You’d think they’d know how to find and read a sociology reference, but whatever.) Five days of having “nice white ladies” tell you to be “civil” and “professional” when you talk about the importance of acknowledging oppression and our profession’s role in it.

Even with well-meaning white people, friends even, it’s been exhausting; the fatigue is still there. Five days of having white colleagues corner you to “hear more” about the microaggressions you’ve suffered and witnessed, not because they want to check in on your fatigue, but because they take a weird pleasure in hearing the horror stories and feeling superior to their “less woke” racial compatriots.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

White Progressive Cultural Market Collapse

I saw the news of a Confederacy show and knew it would be garbage progressive nonsense.

But it isn't Alt-Right trolls that might get the show cancelled before it starts.

Backlash for HBO's slavery series 'Confederate' intensifies on Twitter
But it's one Daily Beast writer Ira Madison III called dangerous in a heated era of increased hate crimes. "This is white nonsense...we finally had an Oscars ceremony where a black film won Best Picture (Moonlight) without having slaves or servants in it," he wrote. "But I guess HBO’s eyes are still fixated on 12 Years a Slave."

"It is exhausting to think of how many people at HBO said yes to letting two white men envision modern day slavery. And offensive," tweeted Roxane Gay.

They are far from alone. Twitter at large castigated HBO's decision, resoundingly asking: Why, in such a divided political era (in which the Confederate flag debate still rages on), do we need this show? And why would HBO put such a concept in the hands of two white male show creators who have previously been criticized for a lack of representation of people of color on GOT, and shocking portrayals of rape and violence against women?
One tweet in the article:
Can you imagine how much harmful imagery they're gonna produce?
This is literally true. All the slavery movies made young black people hate whites even more.

This is the collapse of the White Progressive. There's no audience for their cultural products anymore. Whites don't want to hear their moral lectures, PoC are tired of their obsession with other White people. When there are many Narratives, there is no main Narrative. A show about the Confederacy would need to appeal to middle class white America. It would be the perfect vehicle for mocking Baizuo. North and South exist side-by-side for 150 years in peace, but now the Baizuo are agitating for war. Slavery isn't legal today, but cheap labor is the next step up from slavery. SJWs are the abolitionists of the current year. And so on...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Trying to Prosper Among Nigerians Like Trying to Farm in Antarctica

The Economist argues for global colonization by the West and East Asia. Just kidding! But you could be forgiven for thinking that after reading the headline.

A world of free movement would be $78 trillion richer
“Making Nigerians stay in Nigeria is as economically senseless as making farmers plant in Antarctica,” argue Mr Caplan and Mr Naik. And the non-economic benefits are hardly trivial, either. A Nigerian in the United States cannot be enslaved by the Islamists of Boko Haram.
Trying to prosper among Nigerians is like trying to farm in Antartica. Thanks for the meme!
To clarify, “open borders” means that people are free to move to find work. It does not mean “no borders” or “the abolition of the nation-state”. On the contrary, the reason why migration is so attractive is that some countries are well-run and others, abysmally so.
Right, you need to migrate the colonial armies into these resource rich nations full of people who are so low IQ they would try farming in Antarctica.
It is very hard to transfer Canadian institutions to Cambodia, but quite straightforward for a Cambodian family to fly to Canada.
I disagree. We could have an African nation with functional Canadian institutions within one generation of colonization. We've done it before, we can do it again. Si, se puede.
The quickest way to eliminate absolute poverty would be to allow people to leave the places where it persists.
True. Taking someone out of a poor economy and putting them in a rich one would immediately make them wealthier. But there are a lot of negative effects on the entire populations of the countries sending emigrants and those accepting immigrants. Whereas colonizing a nation has very limited downside. The losers are only the current ruling elites, and only if they fight. If they accept their new role as intermediaries between the colonial government and their people, it could be quite lucrative. Win-win!
In some European countries, such as Sweden, migrants are more likely to get into trouble than locals, but this is mostly because they are more likely to be young and male. A study of migration flows among 145 countries between 1970 and 2000 by researchers at the University of Warwick found that migration was more likely to reduce terrorism than increase it, largely because migration fosters economic growth.
The Cathedral propaganda works wonders.
Would open borders cause overcrowding? Perhaps, in popular cities like London. But most Western cities could build much higher than they do, creating more space.
Building up increases population density. Higher population density = overcrowding.
And mass migration would make the world as a whole less crowded, since fertility among migrants quickly plunges until it is much closer to the norm of their host country than their country of origin.
After a couple of generations. Wouldn't it be easier for the colonial government to enforce forced contraception?
Look at the way America has changed, mostly for the better, as its population soared from 5m mainly white folks in 1800 to 320m many-hued ones today.
Nope. The many-hued people didn't show up until the 1970s. America's space program went into the crapper shortly thereafter. Peak America was overwhelmingly white.
Newcomers from illiberal lands might bring unwelcome customs, such as political corruption or intolerance for gay people. If enough of them came, they might vote for an Islamist government, or one that raises taxes on the native-born to pamper the newcomers.
But think of the GDP.
If the worry is that immigrants will outvote the locals and impose an uncongenial government on them, one solution would be not to let immigrants vote—for five years, ten years or even a lifetime. This may seem harsh, but it is far kinder than not letting them in. If the worry is that future migrants might not pay their way, why not charge them more for visas, or make them pay extra taxes, or restrict their access to welfare benefits? Such levies could also be used to regulate the flow of migrants, thus avoiding big, sudden surges.
Do they ever think past one generation?
“Open borders would make foreigners trillions of dollars richer,” observes Mr Caplan. A thoughtful voter, even if he does not care about the welfare of foreigners, “should not say...‘So what?’ Instead, he should say, ‘Trillions of dollars of wealth are on the table. How can my countrymen get a hefty piece of the action?’
I think they've made a really strong case for colonization here. Let's put those Scots-Irish to work. First, figure out how not to repeat the past 100 years of decolonization. If our descendants feel guilty and destroy everything, including their own nations, then it is better to do nothing.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Chinese Notice Baizuo Picked Up By Westerners

Baizuo is another great word for Chinese great netizens to contribute to English.

Baizuo is Chinese vocabulary, the word specifically refers to some naive Westerners, they are well educated, but only to meet their moral superiority and promote peace and equality. White left only concerns issues such as immigration, ethnicity, LGBT (lesbian Lesbians, gay men Gays, bisexuals and transgender) and the environment. They are very obsessed with political correctness, they are for the cultural diversity, and even the introduction of some of the more backward Islamic values. Chinese people think that the West white left are ignorant and arrogant, sympathize with the world, feel that they are savior.

The word "white left" is more like a vocabulary that reflects the ecology of the Clinton population, which is derived from the people who support Trump in the Chinese network during the 2016 US presidential election.

For the support of Hillary white left the ecological groups, the Trump support of the Chinese people even more profound than the Americans to understand, see more thoroughly. The reason is mainly to support Trump's Chinese people in the history of modern Chinese history and political society developed when the epiphany. They seem to see that contemporary politics in the United States is playing back the foolish moments of the history of the transformation of modern Chinese history. This is why the Chinese people generally appreciate and accept Trump in the emotional reasons, because the wisdom and wisdom of the Chinese people can easily determine Trump's "let the United States once again great" means on behalf of the country and the nation's main, And interest.

The word "white left" represents the political wisdom of rational Chinese people for the first time in history to transcend Western political wisdom. They are soberly aware that the white left is the foolishness of the self-disintegration, self-collapse, self-destruction of the Western society, and that there is no vigilance and consensus on the entire Western media and the intellectual class, because they themselves have been left The This profound understanding of Chinese rational netizens has great historical significance in the history of political thought.

The destruction of the country, such as South Africa, is completely destroyed by the hands of the world's white left; the destruction of society, the family and the individual.
On Baizuo

Friday, July 07, 2017

The Left Flees from the West

Will the Flight from White be supplanted by the Flight from the West?

The Racial and Religious Paranoia of Trump’s Warsaw Speech
The West is a racial and religious term. To be considered Western, a country must be largely Christian (preferably Protestant or Catholic) and largely white. Where there is ambiguity about a country’s “Westernness,” it’s because there is ambiguity about, or tension between, these two characteristics. Is Latin America Western? Maybe. Most of its people are Christian, but by U.S. standards, they’re not clearly white. Are Albania and Bosnia Western? Maybe. By American standards, their people are white. But they are also mostly Muslim.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Federalize American Cities

Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Seattle are a few of the cities that should be federalized and allowed to operate as independent cities. They would retain the right to vote for House members and President, but lose representation in the Senate. Or if they demanded even greater independence, they could give up all representation and operate as largely autonomous units.

A Declaration of Urban Independence
My wife’s words made me realize something else too: As disenfranchised and hopeless as Trump’s election had made us feel, his voters had been feeling the same way for a long time. While Trump’s victory was partly the consequence of a stagnant economy and growing economic anxiety, it was even more the result of growing resentment against the more open and “permissive” liberal values toward women, minorities, immigrants, and the gay and lesbian community that are characteristic of the country’s most prosperous urban regions.

The more I thought about it, the more I realized that as disastrous as Trump’s presidency was likely to be in many respects, it also presented a unique opportunity. If the GOP-controlled federal government isn’t going to help our cities—and under Trump, it is likely to work actively against their economic interests, not to mention the interests of the poor, minorities, women, gays and immigrants who live in them—then our cities will have to do the job themselves.
White Supremacist Liberalism is on full display:
On Inauguration Day, when President Trump spoke of the “carnage” in America’s cities, urban liberals were miffed and mystified: Had he not been to a city lately? Our reference points are the urban revivals of cities like New York, Boston, Washington and San Francisco, whose once-gritty streetscapes and working-class neighborhoods are now transformed into bespoke, boutique playgrounds for the wealthy and the creative class. But, the other, forgotten America that Trump spoke about—where “rusted-out factories” are “scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation”—is all too real.
I'm actually a little shocked by that paragraph. How deep must one be inside the Cathedral bubble to not know Trump was talking about black crime?
In 2016, Trump claimed the electoral system was working against him, but the truth is the opposite. Going all the way back to Thomas Jefferson, America has had an anti-urban bias that is deeply ingrained, a seemingly unshakable conviction that big cities are not the engines of wealth generation that they are, but elitist, wasteful and libertine, overrun with crime and corruption, and crowded with unproductive, government-dependent immigrants and minorities. That bias is built into the structures of state legislatures and Congress, which grant disproportionate power to suburban and rural voters—today’s Republicans.
Damn those opiod-addicted worthless white trash rednecks sucking up government welfare! How great would the cities be without having to live with rules drawn up by Christian fundamentalists, racists, misogynists, homophobes and trailer trash?
Even if Trump does collapse after one term or less, though, America will remain at a stalemate. Blue and Red America will continue to batter each other for as long as anyone can foresee, and neither side will really get its way. All we can look forward to is our quadrennial low-grade political civil war, and an endless seesawing between Blue and Red teams, neither able to consolidate their power and enact sustainable agendas. “The anger and resentment and hostility has been going up steadily since the ’90s and spiking up in the last year or two,” the social psychologist Jonathan Haidt told me in February. “It just seems fairly hopeless that we are going to somehow come to understand each other and work together.”

If our country is so divided that neither side can prevail, then can we possibly figure out how to coexist? Can Blue and Red America learn to accommodate their legitimate differences? The only way to do that is to pare back the power of our increasingly dysfunctional nation-state and give it to cities and localities. As a surprisingly diverse mix of figures on both the right and the left are now saying, America needs a devolution revolution.
Cities are already thinking about it:
When I asked Barber what would happen if Trump made good on his promise to punish sanctuary cities by withholding their federal subsidies, he proposed a truly radical response: “If that happens,” he said, “Cities ought to begin to withhold their taxes.” He added that the cities that make up the Global Parliament of Mayors—a sort of localist version of the United Nations that Barber founded to allow city leaders to address critical issues like climate change, immigration, pandemic disease, inequality and terrorism—had agreed to provide funding to U.S. sanctuary cities to make up for any cuts the Trump administration might inflict on them. What he was proposing was nothing less than a kind of urban nullification, a rejection of Trump’s assault on cosmopolitan America.
If those cities are foreign, it's technically treason. Probably not a good idea to give the God Emperor an excuse to charge your city with treason. "The skyscrapers burned like candles on the God Emperor's birthday cake."
By lowering the stakes at the national level, devolution is perhaps the only conceivable way Red and Blue America can respect one another’s differences and coexist. Want lower taxes? Fine, but you’ll have to live with fewer services too, because blue cities will no longer subsidize you. Don’t like Obamacare? Fine, you don’t have to take it. But the uninsured that live in your red states will know who is to blame for their plight. Don’t like transgender people having the right to use the bathroom of their choosing? Fine, make your red cities and towns bastions of transphobism—but don’t impose your intolerance on the rest of us. We can agree to disagree, as long as both sides are willing to live with the consequences. Liberal cities will keep their tax dollars at home and spend them as they see fit.
Acting a little bit like progressives goes a long way. Cause 1% of the pain felt by conservatives for decades and suddenly secession, federalism and devolution of powers are popular on the left.
There are no one-size-fits-all solutions: What New York and San Francisco need to grow denser and more affordable is far different from what Houston or Phoenix need to rein in sprawl, or what Detroit and Cleveland need to rebuild their economies. Diverse, clustered, geographically uneven countries like ours have the best shot at succeeding when local communities can create their own policies and strategies that best address their unique needs and challenges. Cities are the places where the rubber of economic development policy hits the road—and thus where they are tested and modified and honed. They are our true laboratories of democracy.
Let's do this:
It may be hackneyed to say a crisis is a terrible thing to waste, but Trump’s presidency provides both a defining crisis and a real opportunity to recast both our urban and our national governance. During the New Deal, Franklin D. Roosevelt forged a new kind of partnership between the federal government and the cities. It’s time to do so again, but this time on a wider scale and in reverse. It may be the only thing that can save us from ourselves.
The Right must make hay while the Sun shines. As soon as progressives have the Presidency again, they will explain how totalitarian terror unleashed from the Oval Office is not only legal, but morally justified.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Groundwork for Diaspora Already Exists

Polish National Alliance
Since 1880, when the PNA began providing insurance protection for Americans of Polish origins and ancestry, their families, friends and neighbors, nearly two million men, women and children across our land have benefited from belonging to our great PNA family -- both by owning quality life insurance and by taking advantage of our many excellent fraternal programs.

By Laws
As long as you believe in those ideals, you can be a member of the PNA. (The bylaws are also interesting in context of the debate over Posterity and Civic Nationalism.)

Imagine a patchwork of organizations operating under the umbrella of a larger skeleton organization that handles common issues (such as legal defense or political action []). Similar to how Europe is breaking apart, you could snowflake as much as your want on your individual identity, or if allowed, join in with a larger identity group (being of good character, pro-Polish and pro-Poland is enough for the PNA).

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Congratulations Illinois: You Beat California to the Punch

Illinois is mostly Trump country, but the shade of red lightens and then turns blue in Chicago. As is the case with many states in America, there is a power struggle between the rural Republicans and urban Democrats. The sides are too balanced in Illinois or perhaps their political structure is too democratic, or maybe they a little more incompetent. Whatever the reason, the state is now approaching total dysfunction.

Illinois Blows Budget Deadline, Pushing It Closer to Junk Rating
Illinois entered its third straight fiscal year without a budget as Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic lawmakers struggle to agree on how to rein in the government’s chronic deficits, pushing it closer toward becoming the first junk-rated U.S. state.

Illinois legislators failed to enact a budget by the end of Friday, the last day of the budget year. While negotiations continued and lawmakers planned to meet over the weekend, the failure marked a continuation of the unprecedented impasse that’s left Illinois without a full-year budget since mid-2015. Without a deal around July 1, S&P Global Ratings has warned that the nation’s fifth-most-populous state will likely get downgraded again, losing its investment-grade status.
Illinois has $14.7 billion in back payments. With GDP of about $800 billion, this is equivalent to about 1.8% of GDP. Illinois only collects about 4.3% of GDP in taxes and fees. it's backlog is 40% of the incoming tax revenue and 38% of the 2017 budget. If Illinois spreads out the back payments over a decade (with debt repaid by spending cuts), it would only require a 5% tax increase or 5% growth, or some combination, to fix it. That's not an insurmoutable problem. Its totally doable in a functioning state, dare I say even trivial as far as the math goes. But Illinois is not a functioning state. The back payments are a sign of dysfunction, not a one-time budget battle. There are unfunded pension liabilities, a growing annual budget deficit, a growing pile of debt. Illinois doesn't have a flat tire. The car is coming apart and a wheel is about to come off the axle.

A lot of investors are passive investors in 2017. Passive indexes have clear cut rules. If Illinois is cut to junk, any fund that holds only investment grade bonds must sell the Illinois bonds. Over the following 12 months, all of these funds will sell their Illinois bond holdings (muni junk bond funds will buy). Since everyone knows this will happen, they will sell their bonds as soon as possible. The average price of all municipal/state bonds will fall (interest rates will rise) because Illinois bonds are still part of the market. At some price (interest rate), investors would rather hold Illinois bonds at say 7%, than a California bond at 5%, especially if they think California finances are at least as bad as Illinois. Or, if you expect the U.S. Treasury to bail out Illinois, why not buy an Illinois bond at 7%, instead of getting only 3% on a 30-year U.S. Treasury.

If you don't think a bailout is coming, then you need a larger margin of safety to hold Illinois bonds. The price drops further, maybe you're looking at 8% or 9% interest (I'm using big numbers to make clear how investors react to pricing variation). A lot of state bonds are held within the state because of tax benefits. It's not bond holders in Texas or Japan who are hit hardest by a downgrade in Illinois bonds, but bond holders who are Illinois residents. That's before considering how higher interest rates chews up a larger share of the budget. Illinois' economy will contract outright or at least relative to the rest of the United States. A self-reinforcing cycle of collapse begins until a new level of stability is reached.

Illinois isn't the only dysfunctional state. Even states dominated by Democrats cannot function. Connecticut Democrats control the lower house in the legislature, have split control in the upper house, and control the governor's office, but Connecticut governor to control spending after budget fails to pass.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy took control of the state's spending on Friday after lawmakers failed to pass a budget before a July 1 deadline due to discord over how to close a $5.1 billion shortfall over the next two years.

Connecticut, which has one of the lowest credit ratings of all U.S. states despite being one of the wealthiest by personal income, will continue operations under an emergency executive order signed in Hartford by Malloy, a Democrat.
The cost of diversity and progressive economic policy was pushed into the future with debt. The bill is coming due. Democrats want to use the federal government to pay for state spending. Either through inflation (borrowing) or tax increases at the federal level. Cuckservatives will side with them. Deficit hawks and "woke" GOPers will refuse bailouts. Without outside funding, the Democrats will eat each other alive with budget cuts. Or GOP-run states will eat their lunch. They'll poach their prime producers fleeing punitive tax increases.

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Case for Reparations, Followed by Deportation

The cost of Black America
Over the course of an average 79-year lifespan, a white individual contributes a net $220,805 to the system, whereas over the course of an average 75-year lifespan, a black individual receives a net $751,200.
Calculate the NPV of a lifetime of resource consumption. Add in the fertility rate over 40 years. Deporting one female on welfare to Africa would be the equivalent of removing roughly 5 tax eaters.

Paying the straight NPV as a lump sum cash settlement leaves you with a net financial benefit of zero. This doesn't consider secondary effects such as falling crime rates and falling property values (prices would rise in heavily black areas, but the net effect of reducing population lowers total housing demand and opens up more areas for white settlement).

These calculations also do not consider government employment. If government jobs are a form of subsidy, the cost of keeping blacks in America is much higher than estimated.

Flip it around. Assume the government obtains a piece of empty land in Africa to resettle current citizens. Natives are resettled, this land will only be home to former U.S. citizens. Assume the government is paying a large lump sum, plus free housing and developed infrastructure, in return for giving up citizenship and having your own independent nation. Would you take the deal?

There's no need to repeat the mistakes of the Civil War. Buying peace is far cheaper than it appears. The deportation part will be met with resistance, but bigger numbers in the lump sum payment will overcome a lot of it.

NYSE Wants to Dox Short Sellers

NYSE President Calls Short Sellers ‘Icky’
“It feels kind of icky and un-American, betting against a company,” NYSE Group President Tom Farley told lawmakers in Washington Tuesday. He added that because short-selling can actually improve markets, public companies don’t necessarily want to ban it outright -- instead they want to see more stringent disclosure. “They say, ‘Let’s have a little more transparency,”’ said Farley, who runs the NYSE division of Intercontinental Exchange Inc.

The NYSE executive has a built-in reason to defend corporations given his exchange is home to many of the world’s biggest companies, businesses that would obviously prefer to see their share prices rise. Short sellers profit when stocks plunge. On the other hand, NYSE also makes money from short sellers who place trades on its exchanges.
Short-sellers are to the stock market as the dissident Right is to the Cathedral.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

What's The Schelling Point for Identity?

Saw this bit linked at This Week In Reaction (2017/06/25) and it sparked some thinking about identity.

American Homer: Kurt Sutter & Catholic Identity in Mid-Century America
As mentioned above, the highest enrollment in Catholic parochial schools happened when the Irish Catholics and the Italian Catholics of Boston and New York began inter-marrying after WWII (as well as, of course, the Poles, Irish, Italians, Lithuanians, Hungarians, Germans, etc. in the Great Lakes basin). Unsure of which ethnic heritage to emphasize, their children started becoming American Catholics -the Universal Church applied to a new “ethnicity”.

But the 1960s disrupted this process of “ethnogenesis”. The results of enticed suburbanization, the Civil Rights Movement, the Sexual Revolution, and the Vietnam War meant that instead of American Catholics, they became “whites”, which has no meaning except, “not-black”, and now means “not a person of color.”
The trouble with white identity is that it isn't really an identity. In a 90% white nation, this adds no information within the white community.

Instead of playing ethnic Marco Polo (what am I? where do I belong?), I suspect the majority will converge on a Schelling Point
In game theory, a focal point (also called Schelling point) is a solution that people will tend to use in the absence of communication, because it seems natural, special, or relevant to them. The concept was introduced by the Nobel Memorial Prize-winning American economist Thomas Schelling in his book The Strategy of Conflict (1960).[1] In this book (at p. 57), Schelling describes "focal point[s] for each person’s expectation of what the other expects him to expect to be expected to do". This type of focal point later was named after Schelling. He further explains that such points are highly useful in negotiations, because we cannot completely trust our negotiating partners' words.
The popular example is a group of people agree to meet in NYC on June 30 at 12 PM. But they don't say where to meet. Where do they go? The Schelling point is where the majority of them show up, it's where you think other people are likely to think to go.

An identity can be forged. Americans in the 19th Century chose an American identity. Soccer was rejected in favor of baseball, rugby was replaced by football. A decidedly anti-European attitude developed, building on the concept of the New World. The cowboy, the gunslinger, the pioneer. No monarchy. Compared to Europe, a very horizontal and flexible social structure. There was a even a racial/ethnic component. The American is a superior European specimen, forged by battles with Indians and Nature.

The American identity has been turned from a blood and soil identity into an idea, but many people still think of it in racial/ethnic terms.

Which people say "I'm not a hyphenated-American, I'm an American." White people. Multiculturalism and rising diversity, plus the "flight from white" creates space for Americans to reclaim American identity. It is even spreading back to traditional American sports: baseball so white. The Alt-Right can further reclaim this with the #FakeAmericans hashtag. Foreigners already associate American with white. In many countries, if you say an American is coming, in their mind they see a white person. No doubt many on the Alt-Right already do this when they read a story about "home grown terrorism" and immediately think: this guy is not an American.

American is also a political identity. Loyalists were violently removed from the United States. Most fled to Canada, many returned to England. Even at the founding then, there was not even a unifying English identity. You were for the new American nation or you were against it. The appeal to a white identity fails because it isn't exclusive enough.

We can debate whether European descended Americans will gravitate to an American identity. I believe there's enough cultural overlap across several ethnic groups that some type of pan-ethnic identity will form, such as in the South. But from the standpoint of needing an identity, it is much easier to find the Schelling point and then conquer it, then to try to convince several hundred million people to accept a newly made up identity.

The American identity is there for the taking. Nearly all minorities identify as something else, be it Muslim, Asian, African. Many left-wing whites implicitly dislike the American identity, preferring to identify by things such as the 36 genders of LBGTDQ. The "flight from white" and anti-white propaganda will oppose whatever is white. Cuckservatives will push back on the American identity being reclaimed by European Americans, but they will stand alone. Non-whites will react like this: Students Denounced As Racist For Wearing US Flag Colors
Supporters of the Des Moines North High School basketball team, many of whose players are from refugee families, were offended when fans of Valley High School’s basketball team wore red, white and blue last week, The College Fix reports.

“This is an example of BLATANT racism,” said Ty Leggett, a Valley High School alum, on the Valley High School – WDMCS Facebook page. “ALL participating should have been pulled and banned from ALL VHS extracurricular events for the remainder of the year! As a parent, I’d be mortified that my son or daughter thought this way, acted in this fashion and refrained from taking a stand against this 21st century inexcusable behavior!”

Erin Ness Carter, a mother living in the Iowan district, remarked that “for the supporters of one team from a primarily white part of town to paint themselves as the ‘team of the USA’ it strongly implies that the other team, the less white team, is less American.”
There's the typical cuckservative reaction:
“This country is the United States of America and our country colors are red, white, and blue no matter what color of skin you have or what race you are,” said Mallorie Paige Sander, a current Valley High student. “The intentions to offend anyone by wearing USA themed clothing was no where in the thoughts of any of our student body, why would it be? We all live in America.”
But this cuckservative excuse didn't fly:
The assistant coach of Valley’s opponent, Des Moines North, had different thoughts.

“Any normal person, any educated person can look at that and think what the hell are these kids thinking,” said Morgan Wheat, assistant coach of the Des Moines North basketball team, according to “Kids are kids, I get it, but I do have questions. I want to know why.”
From reading the reports, the students aren't Alt-Right. The left and non-whites reacted exactly as the Alt-Right would like them to react though. The seed is already planted in the mind of non-whites that American does equal white, or at least they think it means white in the minds of white Americans.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics

Anonymous Conservative's master work is free for a limited time.

The Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics: How Conservatism and Liberalism Evolved Within Humans

A Look Inside the Cathedral

There's no big conspiracy theory. There's not even necessarily a conscious agenda.

Someone cooked up the Russia lies, but now it has a life of its own. Different parts of the Cathedral are running their own protocols.

Here is a CNN producer discussing how the Russia story is bullshit.

What drives the stories? Ratings. What drives the ratings? Viewers.

CNN is Soylent Green. It's feeding the viewers their own paranoia.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Diversity Destroys High Trust

Discussion starts at 45 minutes.

When you are in a high trust society and you are a high trust person, you behave when no one is watching. Honorable societies allow their people greater liberty because those who violate the rules are rare exceptions and severely punished. The greater the level of freedom in a society, the greater the punishment for losing honor. You know you are in a high trust society if people leave personal property unlocked, or have free access to public property. Tings like a lost and found box out in the open. To Western Europeans this is normal, if you find something you put it in the box. If your friend takes something from the box, you reprimand them. "You can't do that!" I'm not sure all white ethnicities even adhere to this, but there are many who think, "White people are stupid! Leaving this out in the open!" And the Western response is to hide the box, then put a lock on it. And to start thinking, if everyone is taking from the box, maybe I should too.

Instead of thinking, these people who take from the box should be removed from our society.

Keeping your honor among thieves is difficult.

If you are high trust, demand high trust policies. Force authorities into passing comically bad policies that collapse overnight or force them to address diversity. Or force them to create special carve outs. White privilege is the just reward for honorable behavior.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

5 Months In: What Has Trump Done?

While we're focused on big ticket items such as tax reform and trade deals, the reality is Trump has done some very good things with executive orders. Here's one.

Dakota Access Pipeline Ready to Open for Business
A common expectation among production companies and investment bank analysts appears to be a boost to gross margins in a range of $1 to $3 a barrel as transportation costs drop and North Dakota prices rise because of greater market access in much of the Midwest and South. But not necessarily an immediate boost.

If an increase of $2 a barrel is a reasonable estimate, it would mean a shipper moving 50,000 barrels a day would get an additional $36.5 million a year.
Some estimates go higher:
Railroads can be expected to lose business to the pipeline. Some of the crude has been going east by rail on the BNSF railway as far as Chicago and then by CSX railway from Chicago to Albany, N.Y., after which the oil can be taken south to New Jersey by rail or barge for delivery to refineries along the Delaware River.

Dakota Access should allow for a $3 to $8 decrease in transportation costs per barrel, said Tessa Sandstrom, spokeswoman for the North Dakota Petroleum Council. Rail transportation is not expected to dry up, however.

“Rail is still helpful because it goes to premium eastern markets where pipe doesn’t,” Chandra said. “So it’s not just transport cost but also oil sale price that matters,” he said, implying there is a price premium for oil reaching Delaware River refineries.
Many shale oil producers are on the line between profit and loss with West Texas Intermediate crude oil selling for $43 a barrel. A difference of $2 or $3 doesn't sound like a lot, but it is huge in the current market.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Solution to Low Fertility: More Babies

Nick Land writing at Jacobite: MODERNITY’S FERTILITY PROBLEM
Politics, by prophetic etymology, is about cities. The inevitability of an emergent ‘Alt-Right’ in the mass politics of advanced modern societies is already fully predictable from a minimal understanding of how cities work. It is simple delusion to imagine that mere contingency rules here, perhaps under the guidance of particular political personalities. Rather, the urban metabolism – essentially – at a certain phase of its development, generates circumstances overwhelmingly conducive to the eruption of popular ethno-politics. Cities are demographic parasites. They trend intrinsically to a dynamic that – beyond a comparatively definite threshold – cannot fail to be perceived as a systematic policy of ethnic replacement.

There is still much hope of coaxing toothpaste back into its tubes. In other words, there is a massive failure to appreciate the profundity and magnitude of the processes underlying the current global crisis. For instance, the incendiary language of migration-driven ‘genocide’ is not going away. It is bound, on the contrary, to spread, and intensify. The re-emergence of the race topic, and all of its associates, is deeply baked into the modernist cake. Comparative modernity is automatically racialized once global metabolism lends differential (urban/rural) fertility its ethnic specificity. What is unfolding, among other things, is the racial disaggregation of the ‘population bomb,’ with drastic inevitability. This is not a product of intellectuals, but of the modern process inherently, and all attempts by intellectuals to obstruct its cultural condensation are hubristically misconceived. “Who, actually, is having kids?” It is a species of insanity to think this question can be strangled in the crib.

So, what’s the answer? Does the Alt-Right have one? If so, there’s been no sign of it yet. “Burn the cities to the ground” has been floated on Twitter, and no doubt elsewhere, but it doesn’t seem obviously practical. That solution has a rich – and especially East Asian – communist pedigree, which the Alt-Right will probably rediscover at some point. It didn’t work out in the 1970s, and would be unlikely to perform any more convincingly today.
There are two ways to deal with a problem: cause and symptom. When you can't find the cause, or can't fix it, you deal with the symptoms. You don't worry about theory, you don't sit around and think, you do. You solve today's problem.

The answer to the lack of fertility is really simple for most of the dissident Right: be fertile. Go forth and multiply.

Also, people sometimes ask about how to believe in God if they feel some religious impulse, but not enough. The answer is to pray to God, thank Him, and go to church. Bring God into your life and see what happens.

I'm conflicted on the idea that low fertility is a problem. Japan is not at risk of being not Japanese. The destruction of high IQ people seems like a problem, but if the world moves towards something like neo-feudalism, it only needs a small number of fecund elites.

I often come back to the idea of modernity as a filter. Nature forced people to behave a certain way because violating God's laws took you out of the gene pool. Modernity is the sudden lifting of most of these restraints. God's rules must not apply anymore since you can violate them at will and live a happy, healthy life. Nature isn't standing over your shoulder anymore and Hell is an abstract concept. As things stand today, those who internalize God's laws are still destined to inherit the Earth. Maybe artificial wombs, transhumanism and other advancements will solve the problem of low fertility in modernity's favor. That might be a battle for another day. For now, we know how to solve the problem: more babies.

Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

NYTimes Seen Kyle Again: Grenfell Fire

Would a White British Community Have Burned in Grenfell Tower?
The residents of the Lancaster West Estate, the development that envelops the Grenfell Tower, are typical of the modern British metropolitan working class. While there still exists a widespread nostalgia among some quarters for a beleaguered white working class, the truth is different. Poverty rates are lowest among the white population — at about 20 percent — while 50 percent of people of African descent live in poverty. Overall, two-fifths of ethnic minorities live in a household earning below average income.

Indeed, Britain’s racial politics are the key to understanding the Grenfell Tower fire. It’s difficult to imagine this disaster — caused by a huge dereliction of duty and refusal to listen to residents’ concerns — befalling a community of white Britons.
Of course it veers into your typical progressive screed from there, but it's amazing how much the progressive left is becoming a mirror of the racialists on the Alt-Right, to the point where you can pluck out whole paragraphs and drop them into an Alt-Right essay.

Cucks Go K

Notorious Never Trumper Erick Erickson:

Let’s Consider Secession
At the same time, the left would have us believe that there is more violence on the right where history itself shows that is not true. From Nazism to Communism to progressivism itself, there has been more butchery from leftwing ideologies throughout human history than from the right — and yes despite popular historic revisionism, Nazism is from the left and had an American progressive fan club that included Margaret Sanger, patron saint of killing kids. On college campuses, conservatives are chased away by mobs and the left excuses it. After all, they say, the right deserved it. Steve Scalise deserved it. The Christian bigot needs to bake the cake, but the performer who does not want to perform for President Trump is a saint.

There is only a one way street and the crowd that demands tolerance only wants tolerance for themselves. All others must be silenced.

The political left is becoming the American ISIS.

But let’s not excuse the right. Increasingly, there are those on the right who think they have to behave exactly as the left to give them a dose of their own medicine. They will storm the stage and disrupt the play. They will form an angry mob to chase away liberals. It is only a matter of time before some nut on the right decides to seek vengeance for Republican congressmen.
I expect no less from a moderate! But the tone changes:
In our present atmosphere there is no escape from the American ISIS that is the political left. Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant and then it seeks to silence good. Evil is now dominant — but the partisan line is blurred.

The only escape is dissolution. We should part ways if we cannot have federalism. We should start talking about secession. If both sides have decided that every hill is a hill to die on and control of Washington means reward for their friends and punishment of their enemies, we need to end Washington. The way to do that is end the union.

I am no longer an optimist about the future of this country. This past week has shown there is no incentive for the better angels of ourselves to rise. Both sides are out for blood. The only way to calm the situation is for us to part ways. Frankly, and historically, the only thing at this point that is going to save us from ourselves is either breaking apart our union or a major war not of our choosing that forces us to unite. I suspect the latter is coming, but we should start talking about the former if we are not going to live and let live within the rubric of federalism.
I believe this is where Anonymous Conservative comes in to explain people's amygdalas are getting blasted. As people turn K, they lower their time preference and see the future conflict more clearly. Things have always been going badly, but now they can see the endgame. They can see there will be violence imposed on them, or the sitution so intolerable that they themselves will take up arms. The rational thing to do is exit early.

Seen at Outsideness.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Fake Capital Goes to Capital Heaven

Mark Hanson: Housing Bubble 2.0 - The End Is Nigh?
I know I sound like a raving Marxist to be saying this, that the Federal Reserve system and all its brethren systems were established specifically to serve the interests of Capital in its age-old battle with Labor. But yeah, that’s exactly what I’m saying. Propping up financial markets? That’s a nice-to-have. Preserving Capital as the apex predator in our social ecosystem? There’s your must-have.
If a bunch of capital has to be wiped out in the process, so be it. If you don't like the current occupant of the White House, it's a feature not a bug.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The NYTimes Seen Kyle

Bret Stephens in NYT: Deport Americans to Make Room for Superior Immigrants
In the matter of immigration, mark this conservative columnist down as strongly pro-deportation. The United States has too many people who don’t work hard, don’t believe in God, don’t contribute much to society and don’t appreciate the greatness of the American system.

They need to return whence they came.

I speak of Americans whose families have been in this country for a few generations. Complacent, entitled and often shockingly ignorant on basic points of American law and history, they are the stagnant pool in which our national prospects risk drowning.

On point after point, America’s nonimmigrants are failing our country. Crime? A study by the Cato Institute notes that nonimmigrants are incarcerated at nearly twice the rate of illegal immigrants, and at more than three times the rate of legal ones.
As Steve Sailer says: "Okay, so you want to deport African Americans. Got it."

Thanks Bret, for broaching the subject of mass deportation and giving us an ideological excuse for banishing non-Christians, communists, socialists and the majority of NAMs. For a shortcut grab the Democrat Party's voter registration list and deport away!

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Empty Lots Are Rotting, Turning Into Fields

The advocates for cheap labor never miss an opportunity to claim they need more cheap labor.
Home builders cut back for third straight month
Yet builders increasingly complain they cannot find enough good construction workers to get the job done and that could be constricting them. Consider the recent slide in building permits. They fell 4.9% in May to an annual rate of 1.17 million, the lowest level in 13 months.

Permits are also below year-ago levels,

In May, the biggest drop-off occurred in the South and Midwest. Construction rose slightly in the West and was flat in the Northeast.

For years the housing market has experienced a mini-renaissance of sorts as a steadily growing economy, rising employment and ultra-low interest rates enabled home people to buy homes.

The outlook might not be as favorable now, though. Aside from widespread labor shortages, prices for wood and other raw materials have also risen. And the Federal Reserve has embarked on a series of increases in a key U.S. interest rate that helps determine the cost of borrowing, a potential brake on future sales.
Here is construction employment through April and residential building construction employment through May. There is a leveling off in employment which would be consistent with a leveling off of growth, not a decline in growth. If home construction is declining, there's no evidence it is caused by a labor shortage.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Republican Congressmen Shot

Two Republican Congressmen shot, along with security officers, after gunman opens fire at a Congressional baseball practice.

The cycle theories of history, ranging from the Generations Theory of Strauss & Howe, to Peter Turchin's model of elite overproduction and various social measures (such as level of immigration, wealth disparity), to mood theories such as Socionomics, all point to a crisis period. Most of the theories also predict a more significant crisis. The Generations models maps at least to the 1930s. The Turchin model maps to periods of violence such as the anarchist wave and the 1960s, but also the Civil War. If you believe some of the bolder Socionomics forecasts, this cycle maps to the 1700s, the end of the 1784-2000 expansion wave.

The cycle theories predictive ability is looking good.

Disney Allowing, Google Pimping Sick Twisted Videos to Children on YouTube

Violent, gory, sadistic, perverted and disturbing videos featuring superheroes and popular Disney characters are proliferating on YouTube and going into children's content feeds. People have been complaining about these videos for almost a year. For some reason, these videos aren't taken down, but proliferate, while perfectly reasonable videos that express a right-wing viewpoint are immediately flagged and pulled. Google has no defense. Additionally, Google is very quick to protect copyrights. Disney obviously is doing nothing to stop these videos.

The innocent explanation is these videos are being click farmed in India or Pakista. Many of the viewers may be are overseas because there's no talking in the videos. It still doesn't explain the nature of the content. The possible explanations only get worse from there.

Discussion starts at 32 minutes on TDS.

The disturbing YouTube videos that are tricking children
What's up with the weird Spiderman videos ?? New get rich quick scheme on YouTube ?

Monday, June 12, 2017

Baizuo Being Baizuo

A series of videos on hard hitting topics such as microaggressions, white privilege, and white fragility.

Under Our Skin

Why You Need a Narrative

Comey fallout weighs on the GOP
But one senior GOP aide said that lawmakers aren’t holding out much hope of changing Trump’s Twitter habit, despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) publicly expressed hopes that there be “less drama” from the White House.

The aide quipped that getting Trump to tweet less is like “tilting at windmills.”

Republican lawmakers are under increasing pressure as, four months into Trump’s first term, they cannot point to any major accomplishments besides conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Instead, Trump’s political problems have distracted from the agenda.

Republicans have publicly downplayed Comey’s testimony, but privately they’re nervous that they’re burning through the legislative calendar while remaining deadlocked over healthcare reform. Meanwhile, unfinished work on tax reform, infrastructure investment and the budget piles up behind it.

The biggest frustration for many Republican lawmakers is that Trump has helped keep the controversy in the headlines by picking fights with the media on Twitter instead of keeping the focus on his own agenda or simply staying quiet at key moments.
Republicans buy into the Cathedral's Narrative. They are the Outer Party for a reason. Back in the 1980s, liberals made fun of Reagan for reading Human Events.

Reagan’s Newspaper
For more than 40 years, Ronald Reagan’s favorite newspaper was HUMAN EVENTS, which he said “helped me stop being a liberal Democrat.”

When he discovered White House aides were blocking its delivery, President Reagan arranged for multiple copies to be sent to the White House residence every weekend. He made clear HUMAN EVENTS’ importance to him by marking and clipping articles and passing them along to his assistants.

Reagan relied on HUMAN EVENTS, he explained, for its “aggressive reporting, superb analysis and one of the finest collections of conservative columnists.” He routinely sought its guidance on critical issues like taxes and strategic defense.
Unlike Reagan, Trump watches "the shows." The media can pull him into a ridiculous Russia story, and the Outer Party go along with the MSM narrative. This Russia story must be serious, it's in the WaPo and NYTimes!

We remember what liberals said and what they really think about Ronald Reagan
Pat Buchanan, who served as President Reagan’s communications director, put it this way: (H/T Human Events):

Frankly, Reagan was more concerned about what you guys said at HUMAN EVENTS and what they said in the Washington Times, than what they said in the New York Times.
An alternative Narrative exists, many in fact, but the GOP and Trump are still following the Cathedral's lead on too many issues.




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