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Daybook 3: From fables to power lust

The story they told men was a cunningly-devised fable; the gospels they preached to them were not an account of man’s real position in this world, but an incoherent fabrication, of dead ghosts and unborn shadows, of traditions, cants, indolences, cowardices,—a falsity of falsities, which at last ceases to stick together. Wilfully and against their will, these high units of mankind were cheats, then; and the low millions who believed in them were dupes,—a kind of inverse cheats, too, or they would not have believed in them so long.  — Thomas Carlyle

Sometimes the gun set me at ease. A few weeks after Andrew purchased it, someone pounded on the door at 2 a.m., and I felt a swell of warmth as Andrew roused and moved toward the nightstand. When Andrew discovered the intruder was a friend walking home drunk from a bar, I was embarrassed. I’d felt real affection for the gun, for my husband as he reached for it without hesitation. I knew he was thinking far more of me than of himself; or, more likely, he was not thinking at all. I saw, in that moment, how love and violence are inextricable for him, linked not by philosophy or ideology, but by instinct. Maybe it is like that for all of us. We fiercely defend, of course, what we love.

To put on the garment of legitimacy is the first aim of every coup. – Barbara Tuchman

The Democrats are the party of girls and gay men, so they naturally seek drama. Trump’s great sin is that he is a great showman, so he gets all the attention. Impeachment allows the vagina party to one-up him and force him to pay attention to them. If you look at the people celebrating in the streets, it’s lesbians and middle-aged woman. They are not celebrating because they hate Trump. They are happy someone is noticing them.

Psssst… while you were out playing “impeachment,”Obamacare Individual Mandate Struck Down by a Lower Court 

5 Most Obscure Facts About Living in the 1800’s 4. Chicago was lifted 4 feet with hydraulic jacks.Due to poor sanitation conditions, the city of Chicago suffered badly from typhoid, dysentery, and cholera in the early 1800s. Eventually, a plan to create a new sewer system was created, but there was one catch: the city needed to be high enough to let the water run downhill into Lake Michigan. Undaunted, the leaders of the city paid engineers to use hundreds of jacks to lift entire buildings and their sidewalks up into the air — some as much as 6 feet, though 4 was the average — install all the necessary plumping, and fill dirt in the roads to make up the difference.

Understand they’re doing that, because they’re desperate. They’re insane with anger. Baffled that what they’ve always done is suddenly not working. And they’re losing. They’re losing at pretty much everything and showing themselves as incompetent ass clowns in the bargain.

Taking this thing hot now is to give them a dignity they don’t deserve. Do you remember the end of Princess Bride? Let them stay alive and listen to the laughter of derision, and know the Republic lives past them, and that we’re still Americans. Let them know they failed.

On the global warming scam:Letters to a heretic: An email conversation with climate change sceptic Professor Freeman Dyson My impression is that the experts are deluded because they have been studying the details of climate models for 30 years and they come to believe the models are real.

After 30 years they lose the ability to think outside the models. And it is normal for experts in a narrow area to think alike and develop a settled dogma. The dogma is sometimes right and sometimes wrong. In astronomy this happens all the time, and it is great fun to see new observations that prove the old dogmas wrong.

Unfortunately things are different in climate science because the arguments have become heavily politicised. To say that the dogmas are wrong has become politically incorrect. As a result, the media generally exaggerate the degree of consensus and also exaggerate the importance of the questions.

Liberty’s Torch notes:

Once more, with feeling:

You cannot fight power-lust with logic and evidence.
You have to kill it.
There are no alternative methods.
Have a nice day.

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  • Rob December 19, 2019, 5:50 PM

    I’ve been a big fan of Freeman Dyson since the early 70’s. While agreeing with the fundamental science (indeed CO2 is a greenhouse gas and not the only one), I am skeptical that we even know enough about the world to model anything close to a long-term climate environment. I just got done re-reading Gliek’s book on chaos and that only reinforces my skepticism. Until a thorough information-theoretic analysis is done on the basic historical data as well as our data collection process, I regard most of the data as noise.
    As a former colleague once said: “modeling and simulation is a lot like masturbation: the more you do it, the more it feels like the real thing.”

  • tkdkerry December 20, 2019, 7:35 AM

    Re “Guns and Marriage” – Not a bad read ( a little touchy-feely for me, but then I’m sure I’m not in the target demographic ), but it makes me wonder what revolver the author was shooting that her husband told her to release the safety. Hmmm.

  • captflee December 20, 2019, 11:30 AM

    Leading off with a little Carlyle, eh? Best be cautious,lest the great and the good unperson you for spreading even more heresy…

    To all of those here gathered, but especially il padron, please accept my most sincere wishes for a joyous Christmas and/or Chanukah, well spent with family and friends, yes, even those never met friends and acquaintances from the GVDL commentariat and readership.

  • ghostsniper December 20, 2019, 11:37 AM

    Lemma get this straight.
    H Clinton beat Biden.
    Trump beat Clinton.
    So Trump was politically threatened by Biden?
    In which Twilight Zone episode did this appear?
    Thus is the nightmarish life of an american communist trying it’s best to spread the luh far and wide.
    Doofusish little kids pretending to be grown ups.