If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road. …I think if you look at the present state of the world, it is pretty plain that humanity has been making some big mistakes. We are on the wrong road. And if that is so, we must go back. Going back is the quickest way on.
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
I have to say thanks to Steve Sailer. He goes into detail about posts I would otherwise never look at (so as not to up the click count of the absurd and ridiculous). I can read the gist of such articles and someone on our side gets the click. It’s a Planck scale victory, but a victory nonetheless. For example, the #MeTooer of Richard Stallman and her obsession with her hair.
Mr. Sailer also brings up White Supremacy, and in particular, Mexico’s initiative to combat it. I was listening to Sam Harris’ recent podcast with Kathleen Belew, author of a new book on White Power and its alleged link to paramilitary activity in the US. Sam pushed her a couple of times to clarify what was meant by White Supremacy, and she was somewhat slippery. She at one point seemed to say that Detaxers and Free Men on the Land were also White Supremacists. (The biggest Detaxers I’ve met were from South Asia. Assuming detaxers are white is so racist.) I gave up 2/3s way through, but it was clear that ‘White Supremacy’ is rapidly becoming anything which dissents from the Progressive ideology of our states. It’s a code phrase for undesirables or the ‘enemy within’.
The Babylon Bee subsequently causes Steve Sailer to retire (okay, maybe just in fun). Also, the latest Milkshake Duck, Carson King, who raised a million dollars for a Children’s Hospital. BUT, he repeated some bad stuff on Twitter a while ago, so the Des Moines Register just HAD to out him, you know, for the Public Good or whatever. Speaking of dropped for ‘reasons’, Mr. Flynn (who discovered the Flynn effect) has his book on free speech dropped by his UK publisher. Steve’s weekly column in Taki Magazine…removes any doubt about Michel Foucault. A commenter points to an old Just Thomism post which compares Foucault to Noam Chomsky, invoking Thomas Sowell’s competing visions.
Mencius Moldbug, aka Curtis Yarvin, returns for a five part series on the workings of Liberal Democracy in the USA at AmericanMind: The Clear Pill, Part I. Occidental Dissent takes note. Malcolm also provides a summary. For those new to Reaction, his blog Unqualified Reservations is a seminal work. An excellent place to start is an An Open Letter to Open-Minded Progressives.
Nancy Pelosi started impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. Trump had asked the Ukrainian President to look into Hunter Biden, who was getting $600,000 a year from a Ukrainian natural gas company for…stuff. It appears Joe Biden had previously threatened to cancel a billion dollar loan to the Ukraine if they did not fire a prosecutor investigating his son (because the prosecutor was corrupt, of course…creepy Uncle Joe HAD NO IDEA his son was being investigated.) This drama is getting difficult to keep track of. Many of our favourite bloggers commented this week (see below). Tucker Carlson has a good summary.
Scholar’s Stage on the Title IX bureaucracy, what it signals about American society, and its impact on children:
By the dawn of the 21st century then, America had been reduced to Tocqueville’s nightmare. American culture had once been possessed with a can-do ethic of self resilience and civic respect. When a problem emerged, they quickly gathered together the people needed to solve it. That America is gone. Atomized and isolated, Americans do not have the knowledge, personal experience, or institutional means to solve their own problems. Problems are solved by impersonal bureaucracies. Politics—and so much else in American life—has shrunk to petitioning the powers that be.
Council of European Canadians on the CBC, and its role as Liberal controlled Ottawa’s preferred propagandist. An interesting look at Camille Paglia, and her approval of pederasty. Tim Murray vents on some comments by the leader of Canada’s farthest Left party. Mr. Lewans discusses a call for more Chinese in Canadian media, and the growing fracture between the multicultural urban and white European rural areas of Canada. You know what you do when the media is not covering your issues? You cover them yourself. and find a way to reach your people. However, in Canada the trend is you demand the existing institutions allow you to hijack them instead. Jim is right: all we do is knock over the apple carts. We couldn’t plant apple trees to save our lives.
Morgoth heads south, and makes a short documentary on modern London, an ancient tree, and how the UK has grown away from its roots and humanity. Do WTHT.
Mr. Briggs begins the week with Summary Against Modern Thought – Providence’s Plan. What are they putting in the water in Oregon? A proposal by Gregory Mark Conan to put chemicals in food and water to improve behaviour. You can guess what behaviour needs improvement. Does no one think of Soma? Reavers (from Firefly/Serenity)? An interim report on the corruption of authority, or why Conquest’s 2nd law is true, and what is not reactionary goes Left, eventually and always. An interesting post on the Georgia Guidestones, elite occult practices, and the Illuminati Ball…which reminds me of that last Stanley Kubrick film. Mr. Briggs crunches the numbers to show the extent of the Republican-Democratic gap in college professors in the USA. His This Week in Doom – Vagina Museum Edition highlights the gloomy and cringey events this week. The PEACE (Police Exercising Absolute Care for Everyone) thing must be a joke…but the moment you say that to yourself these days, the sinking feeling that it’s not immediately follows. Honk honk.
Guillaume Durocher with goings on in dissident France, who, after sentencing a man to two years jail, a €45,000 fine, and compensation to his (((victims))), appears to be competing for Number One Police State with the UK.
At American Sun, filed under ‘the title is the best summary’: Musings on the Eternal Fudd and the Validity of Non-Extremist Opinion. Earl Shetland begins a series on cybernetics, looking at the works of Norbert Weiner, but also discussing an issue with the Left. Henri Delacroix on how domestic US politics made its biggest competitors, with a focus on China and Turkey. Mr. Oslo considers how people who are not in power respond during a civil break down.
Counter Currents looks at martial arts training. They also discuss the ways Whitey can identify themselves to get on the Oppression Gravy Train. This is a fine story about Chile’s 9/11…in 1541. It’s short. RTWT. Anton discusses his experiences staying in hostels in Europe. They pay tribute to Martin Heidegger. A work in progress: How “Civil Rights” Happened, in the US. (Occidental Dissent has a companion article and timeline of US State segregation law history.) An interesting review of Ash Donaldson’s latest dissident futuristic fiction: From Her Eyes a Doctrine.
Alf at Garden of the Internet on the latest sacrifice to
Baal Climate ChangeTM, Greta Thunberg. (If you are interested in the Who behind Greta, it’s a long, deep rabbit hole. Start here.) Also, on Immortality: have kids, raise them well, treat your wife properly, and everything else will be gravy. RTWT.
Throne and Altar on why we should aspire to mediocrity.
Overcoming Bias discusses Dreamtime Social Games, and the tendency for societies to change preferred status markers biased on what threatens them at the time.
Guillaume Durocher discusses the retiring EU Chief, Jean-Claude Junker, and what he got wrong in his tenure, with Belgium and Brussels (where the EU Parliament sits) as a prime example.
Orthosphere gets its snark on, with Mr. Burtonneau discussing low student achievement, high tuition costs, and its ‘rock-solid’ connection to Climate ChangeTM. A taste:
Several Skype consultations were also arranged with Elizabeth Warren, noted Native American law professor and current Democrat Party presidential wannabe for 2020. “We wanted to incorporate the authentic Native American perspective,” Mausse explains, “as part of our diversity mandate; and everyone knows how environmentally sensitive Cherokees like Senator Warren are.”
Speaking of (between 1/64th and 1/1024th Cherokee) Elizabeth Warren:
Al fin on the racial marriage preferences for a subject’s close relatives, by race. In that article, he has a link to a list the top 10 countries with the most beautiful women (which totally pussies out by combining USA and Canada). I think such lists are highly personal, and invite all to discuss their preferences in the comments below.
Evolutionist X continues her look at Legal Systems Very Different from Our Own, with Icelandic law (mostly from before the acceptance of a Norwegian King in the 13th century.) Mind your ‘Þ’s and ‘Đ’s. She also has a few meandering thoughts on Native Americans, Domestication, and Potatoes.
RottenChestnuts answers Z Man’s question: Why so few exemplary NFL coaches? My quick summary: good coaches are good leaders, and the coaching profession grinds the sane ones out. Do RTWT. He also discusses the Climate Cult, and how cult membership is not the issue, but rather, how you use the Cult to get money out of normies. He follows up with a Part II, which relates the Reformation to the current madness with the Democrats in the US, and to Carson King (see above). He also discusses ‘Liberty’ as Locke understood it, and restoring Liberty means to once again be free to accept the consequences of your actions.
Zero Anthropology has an article on close encounters with dangerous fruit and the broader lessons such encounters can teach.
Malcolm points out a discussion with John Batchelor on the coming civil war and whether the Left’s actions lately are a sign of weakness or strength. On the Biden/Ukraine affair, he notes the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters treaty between the US and the Ukraine. On the transition from Puritanism to Progressivism, and the last step, seeing WWI as a religious crusade. On the Trump/Biden Ukrainegate (are we calling it that yet?), Malcolm notes a convenient drop in ‘Whistleblower’ qualifications, which no longer require first hand knowledge of the dastardly deed. (You may have seen some law type shows where at this point, the lawyer-character objects, saying ‘hearsay’. That’s a real thing. Just not for whistleblowers anymore.) Have a look at the comments as well.
Occidental Dissent has three Chicago crime reporting blogs to look at. I look at SecondCityCop when I have time. A discussion of the Civil Right Act of 1866, and the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution and its profound effect on governance and the balance of power with the States. This reminds me of the impact of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms up here in the North. Speaking of such impacts, the ADL updates its Hate Symbols database. Bowl cuts, seriously? This will soon be on that list: A picture of all those charged in mass shootings in the US this year. Hmm. A very good post on Southern Conservatives’ overall goals. Do RTWT. A sample:
Southern conservatism is not Northern conservatism. It is not derived from reading Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman or Ayn Rand books. It is not based on classical liberalism. Instead, it is an organic tradition that is deeply rooted in our history and the traditional values of our people.
Southerners are social conservatives. As a people, we value order, cohesion and social stability. We also value liberty, but we do not value anarchy. Within Southern culture, there is a sense that there is a point at which liberty, tolerance and individualism can be taken too far which is when it becomes destructive to the social order and social stability. These changes are virtually always imposed on the South from outside the region. This is what produces backlashes against liberalism.
From the perspective of self righteous liberals, we are motivated by “hate.” Who could possibly dissent from the glorious progress of liberalism as it has spread its tentacles across the world since the Second World War poisoning, disrupting and destroying traditional cultures in its wake?
Occidental Dissent was busy this week, and continues with an answer to the question: What Happens When Trump is Gone? They have an example, which is just the beginning. Further, OD discusses the “mainstream” and the exclusion of sane discussion from it.
Audacious Epigone reconsiders the new ice age scare in the last century. Also, on confidence in American institutions by demographics, and by age. If that’s not a sign of an impending revolution…
Just Thomism looks at the question of good and evil and their role in existence.
PA Blog with Rap Done Right.
Reactionary Future with a critique of Perry Anderson’s Lineages of the Absolutist State.
Jim seeks Ukrainegate as just the beginning of draining the swamp.
Z Man asks questions about Biden, his son, Hilary Clinton, and the Ukraine. Every time you turn up a Democrat stone these days, you find a rabbit hole. They all lead to the same den. On why conservatives can’t stop the Left, because they start by accepting most of the Left’s premises: Wrong From the Beginning. Z Man examines the brouhaha around Ukrainegate, referring back to the show put on against Nixon: The Ghost of Alexander Butterfield. He asks the question: Is Washington too corrupt to fail? His weekly Z Blog Power Hour podcast is a look at the SJWs, which he notes in one instance, talk like MLK, but act like the KKK (something Razib Khan also noticed this week). Z Man then discusses the Madness of Anti-Racism, magical thinking and denying biological reality.
Cambria Will Not Yield discusses where everyone in the West, who are losing their homelands, is going: The Liberals’ Orphanage of Horror.
Titania McGrath gets shut down by Twitter for a week, and comes back repentant and fully in line with Twitter’s wokeness:
From Throne, Altar, Liberty, an essay on Trudeau’s hypocrisy, what ‘hypocrisy’ means, and the moral collapse of our times. It’s mandatory reading for Canucks, and an RTWT for the rest, who may enjoy this sample:
The acceptance of progressivism’s new moral standards requires the belief that we have undergone some sort of massive, collective, quantum leap forward in moral understanding, starting about seven decades ago. Considering that these same decades have seen the desire to bring future generations into our world decrease dramatically, as indicated by decreasing fertility rates and the demand for contraceptive technology and abortion, the desire to leave this world increase, as indicated by rising suicide rates and the demand for euthanasia, and a huge increase in the use of substances that either induce an artificial euphoria or numb the senses as well as countless other ways of escaping reality, this seems highly unlikely. Leaving aside the consideration of these things as moral issues in their own right, collectively, they are all indicative of a major drop in happiness, which has been recognized since ancient times as the end to which morality is the means. This is hardly consistent with what would be expected from a quantum leap forward in moral thinking. The evidence rather suggests that we have been in a period of serious moral decay.
I remember my young, naive days, when Hypocrisy was that Death Metal band from Sweden. How things have changed…for me, for the west, and especially for Swedes.
Also from Gerry, a solution to the vaping problem amongst youths: get them smoking tobacco again. I know, “its bad for you”, but he makes good arguments.
Lord Black of Crossharbour summarizes the Canadian election nicely.
Finally, Apple deals with the Trudeau Blackface farce:
It was a busy week. Keep on reactin’, and be like the Owl (for now).
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