You know your daze is going to be strange when you see the omen called “Wolverine Walks By Biker, Carrying Goat’s Head.
When this omen appears you need to grab your cart and go shopping at:
“ A large, brightly shining sign featured the front of the gunshop, which had been so miraculously conjured out of nothingness; and the sign constituted the first evidence that the entire scene was nothing but a masterly illusion. For from whichever angle one gazed at it, one seemed, to be staring straight at the words, which read: FINE WEAPONS — THE RIGHT TO BUY WEAPONS IS THE RIGHT TO BE FREE. The window display was made up of an assortment of rather curiously shaped guns, rifles as well as small arms; and a glowing sign, in the window stated: THE FINEST ENERGY WEAPONS IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE.
Living near even inactive oil wells is bad for your lungs, new study from Los Angeles. I find it wild that a state can simultaneously ban plastic straws, mandate masks outdoors, promote electric cars and build homes right next to oil rigs. Irrational. https://t.co/yFPG1zU1sM pic.twitter.com/2tZknUOgcm
— Wrath Of Gnon (@wrathofgnon) May 6, 2021
My prospect of living to be sixty-eight looks very good at the moment, for tomorrow will be my sixty-eighth birthday. Granted, I continue to be quite weak, and somewhat addled, from my recent experience of cardiac surgery, but my son and sister have resolved to take me on a modest outing, which my son has described as an “adventure.”
Moldbug himself has said that if there is a future for Western civilization, it lies in the shadow of the cross. We must note that although the kernel of Christianity is good, the church that runs on top of it is riddled with malware, badly in need of security patches — software updates, if you will, that we have yet to write. — The New Tlön – The American Mind
On people who are ideologically possessed (Beware of these):
Are you looking forward to when the New Normals start proudly posting pictures of their “vaccination” passes as much as we are? How about when they start demanding that you show yours to prove your health purity status? pic.twitter.com/vHuz7jfKLH
— Consent Factory (@consent_factory) April 27, 2021
We appreciate hate-drunk totalitarians, like Mike here, calling those who refuse to conform to “New Normal” ideology “human petri dishes.” After all, “vermin” is so 1930s … https://t.co/ewciGgAlHI pic.twitter.com/TFmD4aWgUF
— Consent Factory (@consent_factory) May 1, 2021
82 days of building later, I’m proud to present to you my new personal domino record with 32,000 dominoes! It also includes my best spiral yet that falls in an incredibly satisfying way.
It’s finished! My drawing of Folgate and Elder Street. From using the google earth view I stripped away the modern buildings and drew in the old houses as they would have been in C18th. Some guessing and lots of studying British History online and @thegentleauthor. #illustration pic.twitter.com/7J6lisHIbT
— Rebecca Wright (@RebeccaLW71) May 1, 2021
Black privilege For all their incessant crying about racism, the simple fact is that blacks simply aren’t held to the same behavioral standards as others. I have no doubt the film academy was worried about reputational damage if they didn’t give the 12x-accused (now 27x) sexual predator the award. The only thing they fear more than being called “racist” is being called “anti-semitic”. But it’s hard to see what the problem is. After all, if the Hellmouth didn’t give awards to sexual predators, they couldn’t give out awards.
The reigning paradigm of chasing certitude is scientism, which embraces what policy scholars Edward Woodhouse and Dean Nieusma call the “simple theory of expertise.” This theory imagines a neat division of labor between scientists, government officials, businesspeople, and average citizens. Because both the public and government officials are largely ignorant about technical matters, they must delegate responsibility to scientific experts. Expert advice is treated as value-free even when it is clearly not, such as when many health experts excused lax social distancing for Black Lives Matter protests but then chided Americans for visiting relatives over Thanksgiving.
$10 billion stock drop has Twitter pining for the fjords Its market valuation plummeted to $44 billion. That is a loss of about $10 billion in a single day. Yahoo Financial ignored the 1929 Stock Crash-like fall of Twitter. The story failed to make the Drudge Report, which otherwise covers every little fart Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey blows. A stock that is well-known dropping 15% in market value in one day should be big news, but it is not. Reporters love Twitter because it makes them feel important.
Trump just made $185 million It is nice to see President Trump finally get to benefit from the historic economic boom he delivered while in office. Making America Great Again rewarded many of his political enemies. Ah, irony. Career politicians Bill Clinton and Barack Obama collected more than $100 million each in book deals and other bribes. An honest president has to make money on his own, which is what The Donald is doing.
“Political language – and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists – is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” — George Orwell (1903 – 1950), Politics and the English Language
THE RIGHT OWNS ART: The Deep State vs. The Deep Right – In a healthy regime, military resistance is insane and political resistance is useless. And anyone who thinks early 21st-century Washington is an unstable or dying regime should pray on their knees to never experience such a thing for real.
Yet there is a third dimension of revolution: art. Art is the domain of the deep right—or art–right. You may not have noticed this kraken. It has noticed you.
Alas, populists have been here before us, and soiled the place. “Politics is downstream from culture.” If culture involves wooing the masses with ham-handed propaganda—the ’30s “proletarian novel” of the Daily Worker, repeated as farce—we must quietly excuse ourselves.
Art, if it’s art at all, aims at supreme aesthetic excellence. It does not even deign to notice its audience. If the whole world is inferior to art, art doesn’t give a rat’s ass. Art is not competing with anything but itself, the past, and the future. If it is not sub specie aeternitatis, it is not art.
The spiritual breakthrough of Trump’s election was briskly extinguished, too, as the institutions his election threatened (media, academia, “the Deep State”) dug their heels in harder than ever before, launching a series of personal cancellation campaigns, Russiagate, impeachment, and on and on.
Certain strivers (grifters) fashioned themselves as Trumpists in opposition to the opposition, all the while dispensing entirely with the intellectual foundation of the revolution. Many of the dissidents who led and inspired the Trump campaign, some of the most intellectually serious people I know, have closed the door on their MAGA hats gathering dust in the closet. No one understands the power of demoralization in competition like the legacy elite that needs its spell unbroken.
Let’s call this fact-ist politics. Under its influence, citizens no longer debate or deliberate but dedicate themselves to aligning the evidence to shore up cherished beliefs and interests. And they end up even more intransigent as a result, because they can tell themselves that their own ideas are unassailably rational and objective.
This politics is pathologically pathologizing — that is, it aims to disqualify opponents by diagnosing them. Last January and February, early articles about Covid-19 chided people — mainly conservatives at that point — for their alarmism, dismissing their pandemic worries as the result of various cognitive biases. As case numbers climbed and more liberals began to take the threat of a pandemic seriously, the direction of cognitive biases apparently flipped — now they were invoked to explain why the public wasn’t worried enough. And some psychologists have been hard at work correlating personality deficiencies, like authoritarian tendencies, with resistance to mask-wearing. But this is just par for the course when bestselling books purport that “Republican brains” lead conservatives to “reject reality” or that liberalism is a “mental disorder.”
So as the world increasingly careens into electric vehicles, we will be forever leaving this visceral, aggressive sonic world behind? Turns out there is a cottage industry trying to solve this problem because of the distinct, old-school marketing appeal of the engine growl. (It’s also worth noting that electric vehicles didn’t start the trend of playing with engine sounds. Gas cars including Ford F-150s and Mustangs have been pumping engine sounds into their interiors for some time.)
Whether it be black people, Hispanic people, trans people, gay people, or anyone else who is a member of one of the left’s designated victim groups, those who go against the prescribed leftist thought are labeled as traitors to their race or ethnicity or sexual identity. No freedom of thought is allowed, and the left gets to decide what the people in these groups are required to think. The groups are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the left, as it were. — The New Neo