Archive for August, 2011

Chicks dig jerks, 1513AD edition

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

In “the Prince”, Machiavelli observed:

fortune is a woman, and if you wish to keep her under it is necessary to beat and ill-use her; and it is seen that she allows herself to be mastered by the adventurous rather than by those who go to work more coldly. She is, therefore, always, woman-like, a lover of young men, because they are less cautious, more violent, and with more audacity command her.

Observe that Machiavelli is familiar with what we now call game, and takes for granted that his audience is familiar. (more…)

Rick Perry (Bush III) replaces governor Romneycare

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Governor Romneycare was the establishment’s favored candidate for president, anointed as front runner, to make Obamanism bipartisan. It has, however, become obvious that his campaign is dead on arrival (strange for a supposed front runner) so the establishment has now anointed Rick Perry, a politician indistinguishable from Bush, as its preferred candidate, shortly to be proclaimed front runner. (more…)

Stereotypes confirmed

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The ever insightful Steve Sailer spotted a German newspaper telling the truth about the English rioters:

Almost all suspects are foreigners, no job, and a sizeable criminal record. About half of the defendants are minors, yet their parents fail to show up in court.

Although England has a massive native underclass, the overwhelming majority of the looting and burning was done by the imported underclass, the new people.

Affirmative action and lies

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Suppose group A and group B differ in mean and distribution in some desirable or undesirable quality. Chances are that there is a lot of overlap in the middle, but when you select the very best, perhaps for some prestigious and well paid job, and the very worst, perhaps to lock them up and get them off the streets, the bell curve, the normal distribution, implies not much overlap. Because not much overlap, if the state enforces affirmative action there will be very little overlap between those who earned the prestigious job, and those affirmative actioned into the prestigious job. Most of the affirmative action job holders, on casual inspection seemingly all of them, will be incapable of fulfilling the normal requirements of the job. (For a notorious recent example, female firefighters during the 9/11 fire.) (more…)

Ruling majority underclass

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Following the British riots (which have not exactly ended, but have diminished to merely routine levels of violence, robbery, and arson) the British Labor Party went trolling for looter and arsonist votes, while the conservative party tried to get the votes of those members of the underclass that were worried about being robbed or burned out of the homes – the parties acted as if taxpayer votes were irrelevant since they could be taken for granted, the objective was for the conservatives to split off enough underclass votes. (more…)

Mark Duggan did not shoot

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Mark Duggan’s gun was not fired, and before his death, he expected to be murdered. This suggests that his family’s account of his killing is true – that he was not killed in an exchange of fire, but was murdered by police, in which case the attacks on police that started these riots were legitimate, no matter how illegitimate the ensuing arson, looting, and random racist assaults.

Obama says it is not his fault

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

In a boring and unusually uncharismatic speech, Obama explains that America’s credit rating downgrade is not his fault, and it is not his job to fix it.

London riots

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

The police shot Mark Duggan in London, as they beat up Rodney King in Los Angeles.  Likely Mark Duggan needed killing, and it was instant justice, or possibly not. There is disagreement over who fired first.

Real violence, not astroturf mock violence, ensued.  There have been three days of rioting, looting, and racist assaults by blacks on whites over much of England, and the riots continue.


The size of the difference between universalism and communism

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Moldbug points out that universalist regimes such as the US government and its satellites, suppress dissent too, though by means less drastic and obvious than communist regimes, and that universalist regimes had disturbingly cozy relationships with communist regimes, were full of fellow travellers until there was no one left to travel with.  He proposes, therefore, to call them all communist.

But, (more…)

Communism or universalism

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Mencius Moldbug proposes to explain what is wrong with the current political order by pointing out what it has in common with communism, thus he proposes to call the current regime communist, in that genuine opposition is for the most part successfully repressed.  According to Moldbug Communism is “Democracy without authentic political opposition”.

Not so. Communism is primarily an economic system.