Avoid involvement in hierarchical organizations.
If possible, avoid hierarchy in your organizations.
The Left never relents. Be vigilant. –—Poretto @ Liberty’s Torch
Multiple people arrested in NYC for trying to eat in Applebee’s without a vaccine pass pic.twitter.com/CsKX7yauEC
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) December 16, 2021
In favor of race science – “Scientific racism” ” is intended to mix together politics/ethics and matters of fact. This is of course a deliberate tactic by communists who want to conflate the study of race differences with the non-obvious questions of what to do about them. You can see this in action on Wikipedia where such communist editors rename, reclassify and merge articles into the scientific racism article, and classifying all kinds of things as scientific racism. (If curious, look at the edit histories of some of the activist editors, e.g. Generalrelative, NightHeron, MPants, GrayFell, Aquillion, and so on)
“The depths of human depravity are bottomless” – The New Neo But one of the strengths of evil, and one of the reasons it can take hold in an entire country like the USSR, is not only that “good men do nothing” but that some otherwise “good” mean and women convince themselves that some bad things must be done in order to finally emerge into the Utopian light.
Zemmour on RTL radio yesterday with a lesson for Ted Cruz and other Repubs:
“I want to stop the flow. I want to bring immigration to zero. I want to reduce legal immigration. And I mean legal. That’s a difference between me and my opponents. I want to go after legal immigration.” pic.twitter.com/OVMn8NvuaT
— malmesburyman (@malmesburyman) December 17, 2021
Director of the NIH, Dr. Francis Collins… pic.twitter.com/tUKqkK84td
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) December 14, 2021
And now, starring in SLUTS ON A PLANE… EXCLUSIVE: Maxine Waters Goes Maskless On Cross-Country United Flight | The Daily Wire
.@NYCMayor De Blasio defends vax mandates: “Human beings are pretty predictable. If you say, ‘Your paycheck depends on it, or your ability to enjoy life, and go do the things you want to do,’ people will make the practical decision … but we’re not pushing hard enough” pic.twitter.com/ufYk2NAipg
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 17, 2021
“I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” ~ Frank Herbert
Ancient Plagues – by Scott Alexander – Astral Codex Ten Also: a family in Arkansas was going through an ancestor’s possessions. An envelope fell out of a book containing a note and some weird red stuff; the note said that it was smallpox scabs from a past infection, kept as souvenirs. This sounds like a scene for a horror movie aimed at epidemiologists.
Lockdown wasn’t worth it – by Noah Carl – Noah’s Newsletter Edward Dutton’s book Witches, Feminism and the Fall of the West. Here’s an excerpt:
With sexual equality, females will be appointed over males as they will tend to be easier to work with, having higher Conscientiousness and higher Agreeableness. They will be what Bruce Charlton has called the “Head Girl” types, the kinds of popular and academically high-achieving, though conformist, females who are appointed head prefects at British girls’ secondary schools … The growth in the presence of these kinds of women at universities has fundamentally changed the culture of academia, rendering it less focused on the unbridled pursuit of truth.
And by complete coincidence, on the same day I published my newsletter, Mary Harrington wrote a piece for The Critic exploring similar themes. Here’s an excerpt:
“Administrative bloat” has been a remarked on feature of higher education for some time … Less remarked on is the sex breakdown of the growing proportion of administrators. A recent diversity and inclusion report by the University of California indicates that women make up more than 70 per cent of non academic staff … And that support system has an increasingly symbiotic relationship with student activism
“When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.” Thomas Jefferson at HappyAcres (@HappyHectares) / Twitter
Catch you later … in 80,000years ||| December 20 – The Comet and the Fireball This picture was supposed feature a comet. Specifically, a series of images of the brightest comet of 2021 were being captured: Comet Leonard. But the universe had other plans. Within a fraction of a second, a meteor so bright it could be called a fireball streaked through just below the comet. And the meteor’s flash was even more green than the comet’s coma. The cause of the meteor’s green was likely magnesium evaporating from the meteor’s pebble-sized core, while the cause of the comet’s green was likely diatomic carbon recently ejected from the comet’s city-sized nucleus. The images were taken 10 days ago over the Sacramento River and Mt. Lassen in California, USA. The fireball was on the leading edge of this year’s Geminid Meteor Shower — which peaked a few days later. Comet Leonard is now fading after reaching naked-eye visibility last week — but now is moving into southern skies.
Back to the Office in 2022 – WSJ Working in offices enhances our ability to learn. It isn’t only that serendipitous ideas spark around water coolers or chance encounters; real learning comes through osmosis. Patterns and experiences seep into our brains from working with and watching others over long stretches. Anyone who entered the working world over Zoom or Slack has been robbed of that ability to learn.
I know it doesn’t feel like it, but we learn when others push back, tell us we are wrong and challenge ingrained ideas. Even political posturing at the office has value. We can watch with awe at the guy who climbs the ladder of success hand over hand with knives in peoples’ backs. We learn never to turn our backs to anyone.
That pompous putz at a party reminds us how great our true friends really are. A boasting boho reminds us always to craft an exit strategy to escape the blather—be sure to locate the bar and bathroom in case of a social emergency. Time spent in the office reminds us how great our families really are, lockdowns included. A friend once noted, “Family vacations are overrated.” While often true, they are still better than everything else in this world. As Ferris Bueller observed, “If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
We all miss and crave human contact: in-person work, picnics, cocktail parties, concerts, bars with sticky floors, overcrowded restaurants, even rubber-chicken conference meals. Humans are social. We build up immunity to all the bad stuff so we can soak up the best of other people, even the annoying ones. Being social is what makes us who we are. It’s time to get back to it.
BREAKING: @dcpublicschools investigates after 3rd graders say they were forced to reenact Holocaust.
Lesson Fri. reportedly included simulated shootings, kids digging their own graves & a student playing Hitler. I spoke to a mom who didn’t want to be id’d. Latest on @fox5dc 1/2 pic.twitter.com/ysvY1bk4MC
— Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) December 20, 2021
What’s the Deal With All the Perverted Behavior at CNN? | Don Lemon grabs a man’s private parts at a Hampton’s watering hole. He then assaults him in other ways that I find too tawdry to mention. Jeffrey Toobin masturbates on a Zoom call in front of his colleagues. A sexual misconduct claim led to the firing of Chris Cuomo. Ole Chris was good buddies with CNN producer John Griffin. Indeed, their public social media posts indicate a thriving “bromance.” The Feds have indicted Griffin on pedophilia charges….
I am not a cheerleader for the Republican Party. I think it has an overabundance of empty suit weenies, hiding and whimpering in the corner whenever duty demands that they have a backbone. Yet, the Dems have gone full blown cultural Marxist and represent a radical leftist agenda that I loathe and detest with all my being. CNN is the mouthpiece for this movement. It creates the cultural and social narrative that directs the gullible and disenchanted on how to be a good progressive. I can’t wrap my head around all the perversion and pedophilia in the news. I am sure that there are sick bastards who also identify as Republicans, but it certainly feels as though we are witnessing something akin to an explosive “fashion craze” where those on the radical Left think it is cool and trendy to violate social norms and conventions that have been in existence for millennia.
Inflation Devastation for the Democrats A 6.8% inflation rate is a 6.8% tax on every single dollar, with no deductions or loopholes. And the real rate not even 6.8%. That’s the phony baloney Consumer Price Index that is designed to hide the real inflation rate. Housing costs went up something like 30%, and math, which is now racist for some reason, teaches that 30% is a lot more than 6.8%.
“Among other common lies, we have the silent lie—the deception which one conveys by simply keeping still and concealing the truth. Many obstinate truth-mongers indulge in this dissipation, imagining that if they speak no lie, they lie not at all.” —Mark Twain
Profiles in Courage: Dr. Tess Lawrie With Julian Assange now facing extradition to the United States, valiant whistleblowers routinely being fed to the BigPharma/Big Media/Big Tech wood chipper, and ignoble liars deploying every weapon of mass deception in their forbidding arsenal, unmasking corruption is one of the most perilous adventures you can embark on in these totalitarian times.
Mike Rowe: Biden admin blames Americans’ greed for economic problems – YouTube plus Added fashion news … Kameltoe Harris models her new bulletproof vest in public.
Tucker Carlson: Biden’s COVID policies are the muscle spasms of a dying political party | It turns out Democrats are exactly what they appear to be. They’re the party of neurotic, personally unsatisfied White ladies who live in the suburbs. You know, the pretty little signs you see in the lawns of affluent neighborhoods telling you how the people who live inside love BLM and support Tony Fauci? That’s the real Democratic Party.
It’s not a national political party. It’s a professional class cultural movement that is highly unappealing to normal people. In a functioning democratic system, people, those little signs on their lawns would never be allowed to run anything because nobody likes them. …
But, political parties, like markets, often seem the strongest right before they collapsed. The problem is, at this moment, the Democratic Party is still in power, and that’s a very bad combination for the rest of us. Regimes in decline tend to become dangerous. As they weaken, they get increasingly desperate and ruthless. They’ve been rejected by voters. Democracy doesn’t work for them anymore. That means they can no longer operate within democratic boundaries and hope to stay in power. So inevitably, they swerve outside those boundaries. Instead of trying to convince the public to support them, that’s a democracy, they invent domestic enemies and national panics to keep themselves in charge. And that’s exactly what we’re watching happen right now.
As of tonight, in this country of 334 million people, there are no confirmed deaths of the omicron variant of COVID. At the same time, just this month, many thousands of Americans have passed away from heart disease and cancer, suicide, diabetes, murder, drug overdoses, not to mention car accidents, Parkinson’s, emphysema, Alzheimer’s, asthma attacks, choking to death on lobster at a crowded restaurant, just to name a few causes. Lots of people still die in America, but they are not dying of omicron. No one in this country is.