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
Amerika begins the week with Outliers (#72), a collection of articles that may have been passed over before, with commentary. Well worth looking at. A look at the Millennials, a generation that was isolated like no other before it. On why STEM has to die, you know, because it’s a search for reality, and reality does not care about feelings or equality. Not an endorsement for Tulsi Gabbard, except where she sends Kamala Harris packing. I like where Mr. Wilkinson goes with this: Understanding the Deeper Tao of The Brown M&Ms. Brett Stevens also releases a list of still active dissident blogs. A look at drug policy, and why anarchy needs (or means?) natural selection. A lesson from a command error before the Pearl Harbour bombing.
I encourage you all to look at Amerika’s Periscope postings, and put them in your RSS feed. They provide a great list of relevant articles every week day. This week’s favourite: Tuesday. Do go check out the others.
Over at the cleverly named Fake Nous, Michael Huemer explains why Intellectual Conformity is Adaptive, or why folks seem to avoid thinking as if it would kill them.
Some Canadiana: Council of European Canadians looks at Progressive hypocrisy in Canada. Looks like the writer, Stephen Summani, is not far from myself, either geographically or politically.
Gerry at Throne, Altar, Liberty discusses free speech and Holodomor versus Holocaust.
The Myth of the 20th Century crew talks about the Edmund Fitzgerald, a iron ore freighter that sank in bad weather in Lake Superior. They claim the sinking was a plot by Canadians. On behalf of Canada, yeah we totally sunk that ship, so give us the Northwest Angle and no one else gets hurt. Canada’s Gordon Lightfoot wrote a popular song about the sinking a year later:
By way of Isegoria, a look at how high stakes decisions under pressure are actually made. Discovering something new will likely get you accused of heresy. South Dakota is the wild west when it comes to deposits and trusts. (They have no rule against perpetuities! This just in: South Dakota law students report highest level of happiness.) Swedish conditions are appearing in Norway.
At Vanishing American II, a lament for civilized discourse, and a call to clean up our act and to cease profanity.
Razib Khan looks at DNA and genome sequencing for use in crime fighting, and the new non-identifying DNA Solves, a voluntary database for folks who want to help fight crime. I can think of many other uses this will eventually be put to and they’re not good. He also comments on the tendency to make certain topics sacred and unchallengable, with the latest example being the 1619 Project, an exercise in pure propaganda.
Guillaume Durocher on the life of the world’s most hated NEET: Hitler.
Throne and Altar on how one cannot be prepared to be doxxed, especially by the media and to your employer.
Morgoth’s Review looks at spin control after the London Bridge stabbings:
Steve Sailer eulogizes Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones, the latest sacrifices to Diversity, Inclusion and Equity (DIE), on London Bridge. Their deaths will not be in vain, and every time an imported career criminal makes my city a little less safe, and helps expand a no-go-zone, I’ll shed a tear for the people we sacrifice to make sure DIE…never dies.
Dr. Spencer looks at 2019 temperatures and comments on the ongoing Climate EmergencyTM.
PA Blog on the split in Generation X caused by cultural changes in the early 90s. Being of the border of the split, I have to say his idea has merit. He reviews the history of dissident blogging. On the mentality of police officers when facing protesters or various political alignments.
Matt Ridley (of The Red Queen fame) looks at the campaign to stop gas production by hydraulic fracturing in the UK. He also looks at the struggle over Golden Rice (genetically modified for carotene content). My preferred headline would be “Greenpeace wants Asian kids to go blind and die”.
At Reckonin’, Ayla Stewart departs from a public life, noting that actual conservatives may have to leave the internet.
Black Pigeon Speaks on why Japan rejects globalism for spiritual reasons:
GA Blog looks at Conditions for an Enduring Technostructural Civilization, which includes a look at Liberalism’s imposition of equality and denial of reality.
No summary needed: I’m a Teacher and a Waste of Money.
William Briggs begins the week with the ongoing Summa Contra Gentiles translation Summary Against Modern Thought: Intellectual Substances Causing Magic Aren’t Evil By Nature. He then looks at Harvard’s claim that as atmospheric CO2 increases, you get dumber. There are two classes of Climate ChangeTM advocates, Grifters and True Believers. The recent Lancet Climate report is an excellent case study to help you learn the difference. Another useful distinction is that the Grifters often have degrees and experience in communications and marketing. A little digging will reveal their work is purely about propagating the modern Climate CrisisTM narrative. CATHOLICS, confess your Eco-sins! (He’s not kidding.) He looks at two studies which used opinion surveys to discover that 1) air travel moves people around and causes CO2 and ‘N’ emissions, and 2) men like it when women hit on them, but women prefer being hit on by higher status men! I’m still reeling…as my entire world view…shattered, my reality…fragmented. I may never be able to type…without…excessive…ellipsis…ever again. He closes out the week with This Week in Doom: Folau’s Revenge.
Al fin on the China Model of governance as an explanation of their rise, but also of some severe problems. In OECD countries, most 15 year-olds are unable to tell opinion from fact.
RottenChestnuts gives a short history of Gorbachev’s Perestroika under the Soviets, and finds analogues in the Democratic party today. He continues his posts on revolt versus revolution with Part III.
Z Man on the very aptly named Jim Snow laws, which amount to revenge on whitey. He looks at the rhetorical misdirection of Conservative Inc. in protecting the Progressive order. On the coming mobilization, or how whites are going to move away from diversity when it gets to be too much (as examples, blockbreaking then, and Californian migration to Nevada, Arizona and Idaho now). It doesn’t matter who ends up in the ruling class. If they are not trusted, then the masses will revolt. The best explanation for the Left’s behavior is that they are a hive mind. His weekly Z Blog Power Hour podcast is on the freak show of the Left.
The perfections of polite society developed with the construction of buffers between human life and the natural world. Man alone in the face of nature is a very fragile and utterly outmatched creature. He dies easily by accident or by what are now called minor injuries or routine sicknesses. For all that, it’s a mistake to think he saw the world as a wicked or monstrous. Nature also provided everything he ever was provided with and gave him every glimpse of the beautiful he ever received. If we were left alone in the woods we might learn something of the fearfulness of nature but we would see little of its sublimity; when we go camping alone in nature we might see something of its sublimity but relatively little of its fearfulness- but the actual primitive experience is as abstract to us as a discussion of liberal regimes would have been to aboriginals.
More from Just Thomism: what are we looking for in feminine and masculine.
American Sun on the cracks in the Democrat lines at the battle of impeachment. A post on sex without procreation and the dangers of reproductive rights meaning subsidizing non-procreative acts. Cyrus O’Neill considers the life of Henry V of England and how his own perspective has changed. The ongoing cybernetics series continues: Serial Experiments Cybernetics Layer 08: Ego. If I had a Post of the Week, this would be it: White Devils or, How We Got Here and Where We Are Going. On No Nut November, it being a sign we are looking for leaders again, and why it led to accusations of antisemitism. Mr. Landry is back with Five Friday Reads, with some support and advice for the Groypers.
John Derbyshire’s November Diary is a grab bag of notable goings on, including bits on social justice in academia, his new puppy, and woke math. This week’s Radio Derb podcast is on the knife attacks near Fishmongers’ Hall in London.
The Orthosphere with the if I had a second best post of the week, this would be it: Ahrimanic and Luciferic Evil. On forsaking the comforts of resignation and maintaining hope. On when living becomes harder because we fail to keep good (proverbial) fences.
Audacious Epigone on Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to lead the Democratic purity spiral: Immigrants Improve Our Religion. Also, what people think of government workers and jobs, by demographic.
Patriactionary notes the Holodomor is now being focused on by Canada, and goes onto ask why we allied ourselves with a guy like Stalin in WWII.
Occidental Dissent continues the Southern History Series with a look at the socialist populist Senator Huey Long. The recent shooting at the Pensacola, Florida Naval Air Station was by a Saud. A very good point is raised: if America is evil, why the hell was he there?
Harper’s has a decent article summarizing the current Leftist Lingo.
Anatoly Karlin with a map of Kazakhstani IQ scores. The scores seem much higher where different ethnicity is largley concentrated. I wonder. He compares anti-Semitism in the USA and Russia. Those intending to emigrate from Russia has fallen to a record low.
Cambria Will Not Yield with an early Christmas blessing:
Tragically that future has come upon us at such an accelerated rate that the dystopia is no longer in the future, it is here. But the last word will not be spoken by the liberals and their allies. In the beginning was His word, and in the end His word shall prevail. I will dwell in Christmas Land again this year and every year, and it is my hope and prayer for thee, that you are able to dwell in Christmas Land this Christmas and in all the Christmases to come, on this earth and in His house of many mansions in heaven.
Lastly, Trump annexes Alberta…well, it was a nice thought anyway.
Keep on reactin’, and be like the owls…for now.
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