Fiction working on becoming fact
2023 elevator pitch for the reality show, Dronewar USA: “If they don’t fear you they will hunt you. . . until they fear you. . . . then you will hunt them.”
Backing a puppet government in a civil war never turns out well. The defining event of the current political class was the war in Vietnam, yet they appear to have learned nothing from it. Management-induced amnesia seems to be a feature of managerialism. Like puppies, everyone lives in the moment, excited about the next thing. No one can see disaster coming, because no one seems to remember what happened yesterday. The old line about bankruptcy attributed Hemingway probably applies to the dynamics within the managerial system. Everyone was surprised by the collapse of the Soviet Union, even the people inside it. In retrospect it made sense. The system was going bankrupt a little at a time. Even though that should have been obvious, few people predicted it. In all probability, the same fate awaits the West. First it will be the satellite countries and then the empire proper.
More Mush from the Wimp: The WaPo Resident FauxCon Rubin is one of the rankest reptiles sliding belly-down in the slime of DC. One of my proudest memories of my stint as the executive editor of Pajamas Media is to never have bought a single one of her hamfisted buckets of drool. She offered me many buckets of same but there was always that “liar for hire odor” wafting off her prose. Now her smell is straight sewage. She’s the sort of grifting hack apparatchik found in Stalin’s Soviet Union. She’d say anything, betray anyone, and laugh at Stalin’s every joke. Then she’d be stunned when she found herself stripped naked and facing the log wall in the basement of the Lubyanka while Blokhin slipped in a fresh clip. She’s on the list.
Blast From The Past: Miss America Shooting A Cutting-Edge Rifle – In late 1963, photographer Arthur Rickerby snapped photos of a Colt demonstration of its new AR-15 rifle. The photos appeared TIME Magazine, and their focus was on more than just the rifles themselves: Present at the shoot was 1962 Miss America pageant winner Maria Fletcher.
Water, Water Everywhere – – “For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.” — Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
>Lots of hats
>Women modestly dressed
>Downtown bursting with economic activity
>No obesity https://t.co/P9EL6hN0yp
— Dr. Clayton Forrester (@DrClaytonForre1) July 23, 2022
“Momma always says ‘Stupid is as stupid does.’. . .”
Homeschool your kids pic.twitter.com/pcCngtqcTk
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) July 23, 2022
There is a whole class of woke conspiracy theories that our culture is suffused in that aren’t asked about in this study because virtually nobody ever dares point out that they are indeed conspiracy theories. Instead, they are considered prestigious findings of the social sciences, even though most of them are empirically dubious. For instance:
(1) Unarmed blacks are being murdered in huge numbers by racist police.
(2) Redlining denying loans to blacks is the reason their property values are lower.
(3) Predatory lending is the reason black property values are lower.
(4) Black crime rates are higher because of over-policing of black neighborhoods.
(5) America’s murder rate is high due to rural rednecks buying rifles at the sporting goods store.
(6) Black test scores are lower because of the systemic racism of white schoolteachers.
(7) Female entrepreneurs seldom found tech unicorns because venture capitalists hate women so much that they leave billion-dollar bills lying on the sidewalk.
(8) The AIDS crisis of the 1980s was the fault of Ronald and/or Nancy Reagan.
(9) Races don’t exist and they were concocted by Enlightenment scientists to promote racism.
(10) Huge numbers of people were assigned the wrong gender at birth.
And so forth and so on.
OXY CANADA It’s easy to laugh at Canada, a nation with boundless resources but zero international import and influence and even less respect. A nation ruled by a semi-retarded child with a Moe haircut. A nation whose greatest folk singer had to make his bones singing about an American shipwreck, because Canada can’t even produce decent disasters.
To little fanfare, Canada has been experimenting with a program to solve the opioid epidemic by giving addicts free opioids. Sure, sounds horrific. Another calamitous Canadian idea, like seal hunts and censorship laws and Neil Young. But think of it this way: Is the world better off because George Floyd had to write a bad check to afford his fentanyl? A simple bus ticket to Vancouver would’ve made Floyd and everyone victimized by BLM’s 2020 summer of terror a whole lot happier.
As reported last week in The New York Times, fentanyl dispensaries are the new big thing in British Columbia. Addicts need only walk in, and they can walk out with all the fentanyl they want, no cost (plus, a free Nanaimo bar every tenth visit).
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