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Strange Daze: Goat Head Soup Edition

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:

The Weapon Shops of Isher Download

“ 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.

David Warren at Essays in Idleness reports he is on the (slow) mend:

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):  

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.

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 Danger of Fact-ist Politics — The New Atlantis

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.

Thoughts on staying sane as an independent professional in a world of chaos and entitlement.

 “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

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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.

Promoting Ourselves to Death  

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.

The Danger of Fact-ist Politics —  

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.”

The Engine Sound Edition – 

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

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  • Richard May 6, 2021, 10:34 AM

    “We must note that although the kernel of Christianity is good, the church that runs on top of it is riddled with malware…]>>>

    Comes a time when there is nothing more for it, but to wipe the disc and reinstall the original, uncorrupted operating system. The Church will ultimately prevail because it is protected by the Holy Spirit. As with so much of what we are confronting today, no remedy is possible. Institutions that have become so decrepit and disease-ridden should be encouraged and allowed to fail. Only then, when the disease is fully exposed and excised can the restorative begin. Going to be considerable pain and misery regardless of we do at this point, no avoiding it. I’ll choose a fresh start with lessons hopefully learned.

  • Harry May 6, 2021, 10:49 AM

    Hugh Mungus, please meet Louise Zerr. Her friends call her Lou.

  • Dirk May 6, 2021, 11:03 AM

    Awesome, what a day it would be if I was honored with a Wolverine carrying anything walked by me, without fear. Pure gold if the goat head or the Wolverine was singing “ Angie”

    The m4 is a tool, your ability to think is the weapon, Lethal combo under the right circumstances.

    If you haven’t seen this “ event” coming, tooled up,,,,,,,,you done screwed yourself.

    Popeye said it best. I yams, what I yams. Truth! .

    The games simple, we chosen to simply not play by their rules, their laws.

    A few days left to purchase 80 percent lowers. Have a hard look at the units produced by 5D tactical. Superior to all others available. Also their multi lower jig is amazing, their routers bullet prof aswell.

    Our jigs been on loan for two months now, I’m told over 80 lowers have been milled by the boys. New router bits, are needed after roughly five lowers. Taking almost exactly 38 minutes per lower, that’s fast.

    Art does have Soul.

    Village Odiot


  • gwbnyc May 6, 2021, 11:07 AM

    the wolverine probably peed on the goat head and buried it, then later dug it up- they do that. the video inspired Burt Bacharach to write “Walk On By”, and we’d have to dig him up to get his thoughts on any of this.

  • Skorpion May 6, 2021, 12:36 PM

    Ah, the infamous “Hugh Mungus” incident, starring Zarna “Drama Rama” Joshi.
    There is nothing more insufferably humorless, self-righteous, and vituperative than a university-educated South Asian woman involved in Western radical politics.

  • Casey Klahn May 6, 2021, 1:02 PM

    Erin is a very healthy yoga instructor, costumed up like a Matissian Odalisque. Thanks for posting her, Gerard – what a treat to see!

  • Harry May 6, 2021, 1:30 PM

    Forgot, Weapon Shop of Isher, a fave in my teen years.

  • H (Science Denier) May 6, 2021, 6:51 PM

    We were promised flying cars and the energy weapons. Yet Science has failed to make them available. And that is why I deny Science.

  • ghostsniper May 7, 2021, 4:41 AM

    @Dirk, the cost of the jig for those lowers kills it for me. The only way to make it work out is to get at least a half dozen lowers and 1 jig, otherwise, it’s too expensive.

  • Anonymous May 7, 2021, 6:07 AM

    RE:Engine Sound Edition – I arrived in San Diego yesterday for a short business trip and went to pick up my reserved rental car. I find my name on the AVIS board and says my car is at spot L20. I walk to L20 and there is a brand new Dodge Challenger. Not the neutered V6 version. No! This Kansas City Chiefs red machine has the HEMI logos stamped on the side. 392 cubic inch v8 HEMI!!! I was expecting to get a standard Volkswagen or Camry or some other standard POS. Did I misread the AVIS board? I walk back to the board to confirm, yes, spot L20 is assigned to me. Oh yeah. I fired that sucker up and it ROARS!!! Yeah, I feel I’m 17 again and sitting in my old GTO. Same sound that comes alive with a mere tip of the ankle. There is a little bit of space on the entrance ramp to the highway, so I stand on it, the tranny downshifts and tach goes up to five grand with the motor screaming. For a moment my cheeks touch my ears and I am smiling.

  • gwbnyc May 7, 2021, 7:52 AM

    my WIFE rented a Challenger, the trunk was packed to the lid with boombox.

    interior not sized for those over average height, too.

  • Casey Klahn May 7, 2021, 7:55 AM

    I am compelled to dialogue on the Curtis Yarvin article about the Deep Right and the place, or function, or effect of art on culture/civilization.

    He’ll need to build on that link from the Deep Right to art, or vice versa, I guess it is. I thought he was going to reduce art to pamphleteering (like Glenn Beck does). Ask yourself: “of all the categories within art, is the political that critical to ART as a whole?” Categories like applied art, religious, ethnic, fine art, and the schools of art like Impressionism or Modernism. I could subtract political art from the whole quit easily and get along just fine in my cultural life. Political art is low art. But, he doesn’t go to political (low) art, he encompasses the broader meaning of art, which is a foundation of civilization and universal to man’s motives and his life as a being who has a soul. No art: no soul.

    When nations create museums and art assets within the soup of their existence, it is a statement of life. This is our life: our visual culture, or music and poetry, our literature and our stage. In a weird example, isn’t it universally creepy how Hitler wanted a big effing museum right in the middle of his total state? He wanted not just a territory, but a whole civilization, and the art wasn’t the cream on top, but the yeast in the bread mix.

    One good thing about having taught art for about a decade now is that I have an idea of what it is. It isn’t a dropped ice cream cone and big eyes, nor is it a group of the founders shitting on Obama. If the right wants to be the culture, it had better own the foundations.

    Okay, that’s my response to Yarvin’s article. Thanks for the space to breath, Gerard and all of my friends here on AD.


  • Sam L. May 7, 2021, 8:24 AM

    I remember reading “The Weapon Shops of Isher” yearrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs ago. Not finding it in my collection of many, many, many paperbacks.

  • Dirk May 7, 2021, 8:54 AM

    No worries I’m told we buy in units of ten. We’ve made this purchase many many times. The 5D lowers have doubled in price. I’m told there above 150.oo now. Frankly I think gouging folks is wrong, and they are gouging folks.

    As for the jigs, I’ve got pretty much every jig made by most companies. My observation about simplicity, ease of use, and time savings comes with perhaps fifty/sixty lowers milled, myself, now. That’s not incorporating the boys, who’ve done I’m told 80 plus now, on the same jig.

    For me, my associates this was cost effective. In fact Ghost if you have a lowered needs machined, let me know. I’ll send my address and do the job for you.

    Also understand we’ve been onto this for the better part of thirty years. This day was always coming. I’ve purchased all the tools for HKs, FNs, AKs, M4s, stacked lowers, purchased ak and g3 flats, other build components knowing what’s coming. And the tools to bend the flats.

    Guys were fairly serious Prepper’s, we’ve missed many family vacations because we felt the need to stack ammo, or parts, freeze dried food etc etc. over the years. we’re still buying a case of freeze dried food monthly. On the consecutive side a case is sixty meals. Following this formula. 6 # 10 cans to the case, 10 meals to a can. “ this is our numbers not theirs. They claim like 18 meals to a can.

    We have over 150cases of freeze dried and a semi trailer full of rice beans and a garage full of #10 can cases of the three food groups,meats, veggies and fruits covering one wall in our garage. “ I’m concerned about real food cans exploding mid winter in subzero temps.

    Listen if any of you folks want to purchase a lower, but didn’t because of the jig prices, I’d do this for you. buy your lower, and I’ll machine it for you, at no cost.

    Understand this, I do the machine at my leasure, not yours, so it could be a few weeks. If your in southern Oregon I’m happy to set you up at my place to use my jig and you learn how to do the work here.

    Village Idiot

  • jwm May 7, 2021, 10:11 AM

    I’m always a little reluctant to comment on art. Especially in the company of the ‘real guys’ like Casey. My wife and I have been involved in art since before we met. Heck, we met in a frame shop, and the woman who introduced us was the art teacher. I have several professional artists in my circle of friends, guys who’ve worked for major toy companies, won Emmy’s, and stuff. I do art myself, but I am a feral. I have no training, no education in the arts, and no skills outside of a very narrow range of things I can do OK. Any time I talk about it I want to make clear that I am very aware of the distinction between what makes a professional artist, and what makes a hobbyist.
    Having said that.
    It always has struck me that the extent to which an “artwork” is political is the extent that the work is diminished as art. The business of art is beauty.
    Now I’m gonna’ go try’n make some.


  • Snakepit Kansas May 7, 2021, 2:05 PM

    Maybe Gerard could make an email call for art werk from us amateurs for a spectacular posting. That could be one post. Another would be old pictures of the regulars here on AM, back when we had long hair. I imagine Ghost still has long hair.

    I’m willing to embarrass myself on both efforts.

  • Casey Klahn May 7, 2021, 3:37 PM

    JMW. Te great artists of history were feral. This is irrefutable. They used the phrase “primitive,” but yours is cooler.

    The museums don’t house the best art. Some of it is, to be sure. Lots of best and probably better works passed the museum. So, what is in there? Not the undeserved anointed stuff – that’s too cynical for me. What is in there is the feral stuff! The new stuff that changed the direction of art (and culture, as the article about the Deep Right and art says). My advice is worry less about “good,” and more about being authentic. That means just draw it. Go get some, JMW, Snakepit, and all! Gerard’s a good example with his compelling prose and poetry, and his daily collation of culture.

    FTL. (Fuck the Left). If they get their way, the culture will dive underground, and the new Social Realism will make Hitler look like a piker.

  • Dirk May 10, 2021, 7:34 AM

    The best Art for me, is the art produced by my grandchildren,,,,,,, non of the greats could reproduce these masterpieces. Birds dogs cats quail, are all smiling. Imagine that!

    Village Idiot