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Moldbug is writing a book and this part is called,Big tech has no power at all – Gray Mirror

For example: why the heck is everyone and everything getting all woke right now? No one ordered them to change their minds in this direction. Are they just opening their souls, independently, but at the same time, to the lovely light of reason? If so—why didn’t we all do that a long time ago? Maybe after that ‘80s Coca-Cola commercial?

Perhaps here we see another case of attractive coordination. Nazi Germany had a process called Gleichschaltung—which is sometimes even translated as coordination, and which simply meant forcing everything to be Nazi. There could be no soccer—only Nazi soccer. Soccer fans today are not at all familiar with this process.

Just kidding! Actually, as a proud American, who nonetheless lets his son play soccer, every Premier League game today opens with a kneeling benediction against racism, which is at apparently as dangerous as drugs were when I was his age. At least, we’re supposed to say the same word to it. They also wear armbands, etc—full Pyongyang.

What caused this to happen? Who is the Nancy Reagan of racism? Who ordered everyone to agree that racism is way worse than drugs? What would happen if Man United, Chelsea or even Brighton Hove Albion was like: “erm, actually, we’ve ‘ad a meetin’ and desoided as, drugs is woise. We’ll ‘av ‘at on the shirts, guvnor, eh?” And finally: what could this possibly have to do with anything that happened in Wisconsin? There are no good or obvious answers to any of these questions.

ΤΟΥΣ ΜΕΝ ΚΕΝΟΥ ΑΣΚΟΥΣ ΤΟ ΠΝΕΥΜΑ ΔΠΣΤΗΣΙ ΤΟΥΣ Δ’ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΥΣ ΤΟ ΟΙΗΜΑ

As the wind puffs out empty wineskins, so pride of opinion, foolish men.Wolstenholme Towne, Virginia (USA), one of the first English settlements in the New World. Built on the banks of the James River in around 1619, it was destroyed by Indians a few years later and lay forgotten until archaeologists rediscovered the site in the 1970s.


House of Eratosthenes    It’s clear they ran this election, not with any vision of guiding the country to a better place or to come up with resolutions to any problems, but to obliterate the enemy.

They don’t want America pulled out of any counterproductive, useless, “illegal unjust” wars. They don’t want the unemployment rate lowered for minorities. They don’t want women respected or recognized for their talents and contributions, regardless of sex. In fact they don’t want women recognized at all. They don’t want to provide opportunity for the poor to achieve upward mobility. They are not honoring the “working man”; they seem determined to make “him” obsolete. They’d much rather attend their fancy dinners at The French Laundry than crusade for any sort of greater egalitarianism or equality in our society. So if they want anything with regard to inequalities, they want to exacerbate the inequalities we have already, and maybe make some new ones. They’re not interested in getting rid of any. They don’t want small businesses to remain afloat; they seem determined to get them closed for good. so that big business can buy up their spaces and scavenge their parts.

After all this time studying this movement, I couldn’t begin to tell you what their value system is. My working theory is that I can’t tell you because they can’t tell you, just like I can’t tell you why Han Solo shoots first in one movie but is constrained from shooting first in another movie. The answer doesn’t exist. Things just haven’t been thought out that well. Sure here & there a democrat can tell you what he or she wants to do. But that democrat is only speaking for himself or herself.

“If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.” — Eisenhower.

IZMIR, TURKEY – OCTOBER 02: In this aerial view from a drone, five luxury cruise ships are seen being broken down for scrap metal at the Aliaga ship recycling port on October 02, 2020 in Izmir, Turkey. With the global coronavirus pandemic pushing the multi-billion dollar cruise industry into crisis, some cruise operators have been forced to cut losses and retire ships earlier than planned. The cruise industry has been one of the hardest hit industries with public confidence in cruise holidays plummeting after a series of outbreaks occurred on cruise liners as the pandemic spread. The crisis however has bolstered the year’s intake of ships at the Aliaga ship recycling port with business up thirty percent on the previous year. 

The Digital Imprimatur But isn’t the censor worth it if it protects us from error and the Big Lie? There is a quote on the Internet attributed to Joseph Goebbels on the Big Lie, with whom the concept is most closely associated. Though the quote is unsourced and its provenance disputed it nevertheless makes two interesting points worth examining.

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.

The first is that the Big Lie is mostly, if not always told by the State or at least the establishment because they alone have the “powers to repress dissent”. This is an immensely important insight. The imprimatur is the tool of ruling elite; they control the Narrative.

The second is that the Big Lie eventually collapses in the face of reality. “The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie.” This raises the possibility that the phenomenon of overt censorship is actually the result of the collapse of an earlier, implicitly accepted narrative.

2112 Parkland Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 – Property Overview – You’re traveling through another dimension, into a home of design, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous home whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, the Sherbondy Zone. Distinctive, one of a kind home designed in 1975 by renowned architect James Sherbondy as the family’s personal residence. The home offers a way of life featuring architectural flair, soaring ceilings and designed utility in every square foot. Privacy and serenity abound, tucked in Concordia Woods on a .66 acre wooded lot that is a nature lover’s paradise.

Betteridge’s law of headlines “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.”

A media company that employs right wing talk-radio hosts, including Mark Levin, Ben Shapiro, and Dan Bongino, circulated a memo after the pro-Trump riots on Capitol Hill telling hosts to dial down allegations of election fraud, or else face termination.

Cumulus Media sent the internal memo to employees on Wednesday, according to Inside Music Media. The Atlanta-based company owns 416 radio stations throughout the country, many using a talk-radio format with local and national right-wing personalities. (Shapiro has not contested the results of the general election.)

“We need to help induce national calm NOW,” Cumulus’s executive vice president of content Brian Philips wrote in the memo. The company “will not tolerate any suggestion that the election has not ended. The election has been resolved and there are no alternate acceptable ‘paths.’”

Philips added, “If you transgress this policy, you can expect to separate from the company immediately.”

The Unknown Father • In 1876, while married to his second wife and having an affair with his soon-to-be third wife, Schicklgruber asked his parish priest for permission to change his last name. Schicklgruber’s mother had married his alleged father, a man named Johann Georg Hiedler, and Schicklgruber wished to adopt the Hiedler surname to achieve legitimacy. The request was granted, but for reasons lost to time, the priest did not write “Hiedler” on the form, but rather an alternate spelling: “Hitler.”

A Day on Venus The sun would be rising in the west rather than the east because Venus is “retrograde,” rotating in the direction opposite the sun and most of the other planets in the solar system. One hypothesis suggests that the planet was once “prograde” like most of the others, but that its spin was reversed by two massive planetoid impacts billions of years ago. Another hypothesis suggests that Venus’s original prograde spin was unstable due to the fact that the planet’s core, mantle, and atmosphere all move at different rates. Friction between these layers may have induced an increasing wobble on the entire planet, ultimately causing Venus to flip over. If that hypothesis is accurate, Venus is upside-down rather than backwards.sloth unleashed — bushdog: (via Samsung’s robot dog is an intriguing… bushdog (via Samsung’s robot dog is an intriguing faceless smart pet for your surveillance needs | Yanko Design) that’s hardly terrifying at all – what could possibly go WRONG?!?!

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  • gwbnyc January 13, 2021, 1:51 PM

    In days past, a man who spun yarn was given Spinner to serve as a last name. Collier was given to one who sold charcoal. Webber to a man who wove. Baker to a man who baked bread.

    A spinster was a female spinner.
    A collister was a female collier.
    A webster was a female weaver.
    A baxter was a female baker.

    A hollister was a female who managed a brothel, and I do not know what the counterpart male term it was drawn from is.

  • ghostsniper January 13, 2021, 2:48 PM

    Mustang Sally.
    Hoosier daddy?
    If you don’t like Mustangs your head should be slammed against the wall.

  • M. Murcek January 13, 2021, 4:57 PM

    Hoosier is also a slang term for a condom. The round imprint of a condom in a wallet gives rise to the slang term “gold coin.” As has been noted elsewhere, Dial (as in Dial soap) is laid spelled backwards. Tulsa spelled backwards is “a slut…” And so on…

  • M. Murcek January 13, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Oh, and…
    Idaho
    But I had to let her go.

  • Andy Havens January 13, 2021, 6:18 PM

    I was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. In 1975 no less. I’ll take the credit, or the blame, or the whatever, for the existence of that house as a result of the cosmic influence of my presence on my immediate environment.

    Imagine my infantile surprise when my parents took me home, and it was not that house.

  • nunnya bidnez, jr January 13, 2021, 6:26 PM

    Is that photo of the bathroom by M.C.Escher? The color, tone, and the layout of small items is reminiscent of his style.
    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2010/09/26/nyregion/26ARTSCO1/26ARTSCO1-jumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp

    The Droste Effect is when the picture contains a picture of itself within.
    Named after Droste Cocoa; the tin can had a picture of a woman holding the same tin can.
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0200/7616/files/droste-cocoa_large.jpg?1278666867288526836

    Land o’ Lakes Butter had packaging like that, until recently when they decided it was raycisst.
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0200/7616/files/imageService_large.jpg?10615695436293248329

  • H (science denier) January 13, 2021, 7:07 PM

    My idiot cousin, who shall remain nameless in the interests of public sanitation, was married eleventeen times and sired a bus load of children. He and his second wife, Sally, bought a brand new Mustang, a 1965. True story.

  • Casey Klahn January 13, 2021, 8:18 PM

    Way to ruin everything, H. I’ma choose not to consider your story.

    Conservative media policy. I am watching conservatives drop like flies, or listening to the radio voice ones. It is an education. Clue: if they were not on-board for Trump at the start…

    The cruise ships. HFS. I will never forget the morning I cruised into port in Saint petersburg, Ru, and the long, vast, almost endless docks of just scrap metal. I predicted that the infrastructure here would crumble under Obama, and it did start to. Now, we get to see the economy on all-democrat policy.

    Stop conceding anything to the dems. Nothing. Zilch. Practice throat-punches.

  • gwbnyc January 13, 2021, 8:20 PM

    So …bitter.

  • John the River January 13, 2021, 9:38 PM

    I’ve never owned a Mustang. But they have predominated in two separate and vivid incidents in my life.

    In 1969 I went to college on Long Island. Needing to earn money I picked up whatever jobs I could. One job was with Hertz Rent a Car, transporting cars from drop off locations out on the island and driving them back into the City. A van drove a bunch of youngsters to the far end of Long Island, where we picked up a rental car that had to be driven back to JFK Airport. Well, I was new to the Island. But I figured I’d just follow the other drivers back. What I didn’t know was that the local hot-rodders loved to work for Hertz and drive the high performance muscle cars… fast.
    I was given a Mustang Mach I. Shortly there-after I found myself following the others back to the City. One hundred and ten miles per hour down the Sunrise Highway one car-length behind the other drivers. When we all got to the airport drop-off they complimented me on staying with them.
    For the next run, I bought a map.

    Back in 1973 I first visited my future wife’s family in Bethesda Maryland. My future father-in-law lent me his 1964 Mustang to drive my then fiancee into the Capital, Washington DC. We drove into the city and our destination was the Smithsonian Museum complex. I found a parking spot on the street and then as I attempted to back into the spot I discovered that her fathers car had a special racing transmission. And putting it into reverse was a cryptographic puzzle. As I remember, after about fifteen minutes (in which I discovered my girls infinite patience and trust) I finally worked out the; right, down, ..push down.., down pattern that put the (*&^(% thing in reverse.
    Her father hadn’t said a word of warning or instruction. Later I realized he hated the idea of having me as a son-in-law.
    No, I’ve never bought a Mustang on my own.

  • Anonymous January 14, 2021, 2:10 AM

    Only for $157,600?

    But that’s what they are going to pay me to move into that 70’s heap of shit, right?

  • M. Murcek January 14, 2021, 3:00 AM

    My home of 30 years in SWPA was a very prosaic split entry built in 1975. When I moved in, there was orange, purple and black shag carpet in the basement. I pulled it all up, hauled it up on the hill to an open spot away from the barn and burned it. Oh, my. That stuff went up faster and much more furiously than a dried out Christmas tree soaked in hi-test gasoline. Flames much higher than the barn. All I could think as I stood there and watched was that a hot cigarette ash or a spark from the fire place would have reduced my newly bought house to nothing very quickly.

  • H (science denier) January 14, 2021, 4:55 AM

    I report, Casey, you decide.

    If it makes you feel any better, there was a happy ending. After the split, Sally kept up with the rest of the fambly and took the good time and trouble to keep her former in-laws involved with her daughter’s life, early and often. Not everybody would do that. She married well the second time, and stayed married. Husband No. Two was one lucky sumbitch, although he put in the time and effort to make the marriage work. A good example of making your own luck, ya follow? A concept my idiot cousin could never quite grasp.

  • EX-Californian Pete January 14, 2021, 9:05 AM

    Mustangs are OK, but not for me.

    I owned a ’70 ‘stang with a 351 in it, and it wasn’t anywhere near the hot rod I thought it would be.
    It developed a loud rattle that no one could ever find, and the valve train had a few “glitches.” The rear window was a joke- almost completely horizontal.

    A few years after junking it, I happened upon a ’68 Chevelle SS with a 396 in it. For $250.00!
    The owner was drunk and stranded in a parking lot with a dead battery, and when I offered to jump-start it for him, he refused and said he just wanted to dump it because it was somehow “cursed.” How the hell could I have refused?
    That car was the fastest and most badass car I’ve ever owned- especially after I dropped in an aluminum block 427 later on. It could carry the front wheels for a few dozen yards.

    After owning a gazillion vehicles, I’ve determined that there isn’t a more satisfying or enjoyable vehicle than a classic or antique Harley.

  • Thos. January 14, 2021, 12:02 PM

    Speaking of Chevelles, clap your eyes on this tale of woe:
    https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/62302917

  • gwbnyc January 14, 2021, 3:17 PM

    two I wish I would have; Volvo 1800 and a Karmann Ghia.

  • EX-Californian Pete January 14, 2021, 4:24 PM

    To Thos-
    OUCH! That poor Chevelle, but TEN FREAKIN’ GRAND? Um, no thanks.

    On the topic of “vehicles,” I gave in to a whim and took the Harley out for a few miles today to run some errands. Heck, was sunny and warmed up to 48 degrees, and as I was in the garage doing some ‘smithing work, it just looked so lonely sitting there that I had to indulge. Well, at about 70 MPH, the wind chill factor felt like it was 10 degrees. Not a bad ride, but not a super great one.

    Another vehicle may be coming my way. An ultralight.
    A local auctioneer buddy notified me that a “hardware” collection (32 items) will be sold as a lot in an upcoming estate auction, and that I have “dibs” to buy it in advance. There’s also an old 1980’s “Quicksilver” single-seater ultralight plane that he says he dreads trying to sell, due the limited market. (And maybe the ‘liability factor,’ too.) He hopes to get $2K to $4K for it, and I think it would be a hoot to own. We’ll see- I’m invited to check it all out Friday night or Saturday morning.

    Hey, you only live once, right?

  • ghostsniper January 14, 2021, 5:54 PM

    Pete sed: “An ultralight.”
    =======
    Aw man, I’m getting wobbly. Been thinking about an ultralight for a year or more. 20 years ago an accountant wanted me to go in halves with him on a 2 person kit chopper. The kit was $18k but you know thats just the down payment cause the accessories beat you to death. So I didn’t go for it and I’m kinda regretting it. And I’m looking for a way to amend.

  • Just Waiting January 15, 2021, 4:28 PM

    gwbnyc, I think the female “hollister” is derived from ho master, or pimp.

  • EX-Californian Pete January 17, 2021, 11:16 AM

    Update-
    Wow, what a piece of crap that Quicksilver turned out to be!
    The Dacron was decrepit and the motor was from a snowmobile.

    However, I did REALLY score on the “hardware” collection. Right place, right time.
    Living in a Red state rocks!

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