≡ Menu

True but Forbidden # 45: From The Seven Stages of Trump Derangement Grief to the Iron Law of Bureaucracy

Whistleblower’s Identity Revealed

Scott Adams’ 7 Stages of Trump Derangement Grief

1. Story is shocking but has only Anonymous sources .
2. Story is softened. Not as bad as was said at first.
3. The discovery that the item is not not illegal and is in fact normal
4. Wheel out Carl Bernstein: “Worse than Watergate!”
5. Bring in Mitt Romney to show a Republican is “concerned.”
6. New shiny is introduced as story dulls. Ooops, nothing here. Look over here.
7. They admit all the facts say it didn’t happen, but it did! Honest Injun!

In this year of the great unmasking, where the kings and queens dance naked in the streets, how do we survive this perilous times? Whom can we trust?

Build under, build over, build around. Tell the truth or at least don’t lie. Remember to build in truth, because there is no hiding from it. We live in the times when the secret of every heart shall be revealed.

Build under, build over, build around. Build solid. Because the only other bridge past this time of troubles is built of blood, of human bones, and of a dark age that might or might not flourish again into the light.

Swap Meat — “We don’t say vegan, we are for meat eaters,” says Impossible’s chief communications officer — but their new iteration of food idealism appropriates the old utopian energy for a new, more palatable, vision of the future. Harnessing ideas from the think-big philanthropy world of the Gates Foundation and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the new fake meat scions offer up a bombastic and high-level model of systems-change, replete with heroic statements about mass-scale social and environmental transformation signaling a break from the oppositional or woo-woo natural foodism of old.

Why indeed? Why does the CDC want us to ‘Think Fungus’?

WHAT THE MENTALLY ILL ARE WORRYING ABOUT (CONT ): Why Ivanka Trump’s new haircut should make us sick.

A Precedent for Ending Big Tech’s Monopoly Remember, it wasn’t something sexy that brought down Al Capone, one of the most notorious gangsters in our history. It was tax violations. The same approach could be used with the tech companies: all Steve Mnuchin must do is issue a Treasury edict that makes this issue of building intangible assets a Tier 1 audit issue, which means every auditor must look at advertising expenses, not as deductions, but as long term capital assets.

“We should strive to welcome change and challenges because they are what help us grow. With out them we grow weak like the Eloi in comfort and security. We need to constantly be challenging ourselves in order to strengthen our character and increase our intelligence.” ― H.G. Wells, The Time Machine

The False Power of the High Chair Tyrant The rise of the digital age has made the shadow of the High Chair Tyrant far easier to fall into than ever before. With a smartphone as his scepter, every man rules over his own royal fiefdom. At the touch of a button, he can summon food to his door, scroll through hundreds of potential consorts on dating sites, and order jesters to entertain him, in the form of blogs, videos, and social media. If anything displeases this would-be monarch, it is immediately removed from his court with a swipe of the finger.

No One Is Born in ‘The Wrong Body’ – In the case of an adolescent female whose behavior, personality traits and preferences are more “masculine” than most girls and most boys, she could be led to incorrectly conclude that she is really a male, born in the wrong body. That child’s parents could become confused as well, noticing how “different” their child’s behavior is from their own, or from that of their peers. In reality, that child simply exists at the end of a behavioral spectrum, and “sex-atypical” behavior is part of the natural variation exhibited both within and between the sexes. Personality and behavior do not define one’s sex.

Without characters to care about, or a conflict to focus interest, or movement toward resolution, you mostly just have statistics which, in telling without a story context, become cemeteries of facts.

I Will Outlive My Cat: A Reading List on PetDeath

 Politics of, by, and for the Seriously Disturbed Biden is the prime example of a Chauncey Gardner among the current crop of lunatic Marxists now running for president on the Dem slate. He is just there. No real reason. Just happenstance. He’s there. Stands for nothing . . . well, except for getting very rich by being there. Got nothing to say. When the poor hair-plugged Sphinx does dare say something, almost anything, it is a lie, a convoluted fantasy, or just a plain old incoherent ramble that you expect to hear conclude with the phrase, “Mmmmm, pudding!”

This Will Totally Destroy Trump! (Volume MCXXXVII) The latest ____________________ is yet another nothing burger, yet another faceplant, yet another exercise in ritual suicide by a despondent and broken elite that still cannot come to terms with its utter rejection by the American people. Yeah, Americans are going to be super upset that Trump thought that this Democrat dynasty of gypsies, tramps and thievesought to be held accountable for its crimes. Go with that, Dems. Please. Hey, your losing streak can’t last forever. Can it?

 My Book Defending Free Speech Has Been Banned

The Iron Law of Bureaucracy

Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy states that in any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people”:

First, there will be those who are devoted to the goals of the organization. Examples are dedicated classroom teachers in an educational bureaucracy, many of the engineers and launch technicians and scientists at NASA, even some agricultural scientists and advisors in the former Soviet Union collective farming administration.

Secondly, there will be those dedicated to the organization itself. Examples are many of the administrators in the education system, many professors of education, many teachers union officials, much of the NASA headquarters staff, etc.

The Iron Law states that in every case the second group will gain and keep control of the organization. It will write the rules, and control promotions within the organization.

{ 17 comments… add one }
  • Donald Sensing October 9, 2019, 10:29 AM

    Just wait until they figure out how many millions of wild hectares, including Amazon jungle (“the lungs of the earth!” – remember?) will have to be plowed under to grow enough veggie stuff to replace all the meat in our diet, which has become a de facto plank of the Democrat party.

  • Nori October 9, 2019, 9:48 PM

    Was’nt the Amazon Burning omigod we’re all gonna die a big story?
    For like a nanosecond in bullshit media?

    Fortunately,they have recovered their senses,and realized that:they will continue on the exact same path. With extra peach mints.
    Thanks be to Wyatt 4 the mints.

  • Fletcher Christian October 10, 2019, 3:27 AM

    Donald Sensing:

    That would be a good argument, except that even more rainforest &c is being ploughed under at the moment, to grow soya beans with which to fatten cattle. Rainforest being chopped down to grow oil palms is also a problem.

    There is a good argument for raising meat animals on marginal land (semi-arid plains, chalk uplands) that won’t support the growing of crops. There’s even a good argument for raising meat animals on grass, which doesn’t really need any maintenance if one doesn’t put too many animals on it. And also for keeping animals to eat stuff humans can’t or won’t eat; pigs and acorns, also garbage, chickens ditto. But growing crops specifically for fattening up cattle? Different matter altogether.

    Meat isn’t necessarily bad for health; in fact, a small amount is beneficial. But many Westerners eat far too much of it for their own good, never mind that of Earth.

  • ghostsniper October 10, 2019, 4:40 AM

    “But many Westerners eat far too much of it for their own good…”
    ======
    Interesting comment and one I can’t argue with, though I have no direct knowledge of how much anyone else eats, only casual observance now and then.

    The parking lots of all the restaurants are always slammed.
    Eating out, for us, has become a maybe 5-10 times a year event and usually painful because of all the people. Further, the quality of the meals is almost always disappointing. Again, only through casual observance, the overall quality of all food in the US is questionable. The level of salts and sugars injected into almost all foods now is appalling. Does any real, unmolested food exist?

  • Casey Klahn October 10, 2019, 7:42 AM

    Hmm. Soon we’ll need to eat babies to replace beef in our diets, I suppose.

    Wait! I just figured out the meat, rainforest, planetary food problem! Implement Marx in every tenet.

    While you others are fussing about what to eat, I’ve got my eye on some venison.

  • Gordon Scott October 10, 2019, 9:04 AM

    Ghost,

    We eat out a lot less than we used to as well. I, or my wife, can make a meal that beats anything in a restaurant for a fraction of the price, and we don’t have to put up with indifferent service. We do have to wash the dishes.

    I wanted to use up the last of the garden’s tomatoes, so I made some tomato sauce. Not marinara, just sauce, because there’s always a recipe that calls for it. We used our own tomatoes, bought some onions and garlic, and our own herbs. Yes, it was some work, perhaps four hours’ worth. And we have saved $15, the cost of buying high-quality canned stuff. But this stuff is amazing, the best I’ve ever made. Now I have 15 jars on the shelf.

    Right there near you, at the U of F, there’s a researcher who wondered why store tomatoes have no taste. He asked, and the stores told him they want tomatoes that are similarly sized, with unblemished skin, and that can travel and sit on the shelf a while. Taste is not a factor. So he bred a tomato that does all of that, and tastes really good, too. It’s called the Garden Gem. He brought it to the big grocery stores, including Gerard’s fave, Whole Foods. None of them wanted it. It would cost a bit more than the tasteless ones, and a few cents per pound difference will send a shopper elsewhere. The customers don’t care about the taste, apparently, or not enough to pay a few more cents.

    I understand that he has sold the variety to Italian growers. Because it’s a hybrid, you cannot save seeds. And you cannot buy the seeds. But if you donate $10 to the tomato research program, they will send you some seeds, and you can grow your own. If you want a very easy, very reliable way to grow them in minimal space, do what we do: grow them in an GrowBox. Easy peasy, no weeding, and more tomatoes (or peppers, or herbs, or even corn) than you will believe.

    To donate to the tomato program: https://hos.ifas.ufl.edu/public/kleeweb/newcultivars.html

    To get the growing box: https://www.agardenpatch.com/

  • Snakepit Kansas October 10, 2019, 10:24 AM

    My kids and I buy vegtable plants every year and they help maintain the garden. Our store bought tomato grew to tremendous size but never produced a single tomato. A volunteer popped up and produced quite a few good tomatoes. Maybe the store bought mater was sitting in dirt with too much nitrogen?

  • Fletcher Christian October 10, 2019, 11:20 AM

    ghostsniper:

    Regarding the salts and sugars in processed food – I went to the NYC area in the mid-90s; a relative of my mother’s used to live in Parsippany, N.J and commute to NYC, which I understand is quite common. So for a while, my mother and I were living somewhat as Americans do, as well as I can figure.

    Anyway, I went to one of the local supermarkets (BTW, only half a mile away but no way of walking there, very odd to a Brit) and remarked, when we went down the first aisle which happened to be mostly breakfast “foods” “Do people really eat this cr@p?” British manufactured food is pretty bad, but nothing like as bad as American.

    Also, even food which hasn’t been mucked about with is rather poor. Cattle stuffed with high-calorie feed for the last couple of weeks to make them heavier but at the expense of huge fat content, for example. And the animals are killed young and the meat not aged, so it’s tasteless as well.

    Sure, there is good stuff available – but not many places. There is a good argument, I think, for eating less but better-quality meat. But most people seem to prefer cheap rubbish – or perhaps that is what the manufacturers find they can get away with.

  • Gordon Scott October 10, 2019, 12:04 PM

    Large plant, no tomatoes: I dunno. In my experience tomato plants like a LOT of nitrogen. I can ask some experts. Perhaps it was the light.

  • ghostsniper October 10, 2019, 2:28 PM

    Snake, that plant was a fag. burn it. burn it with fire.

    Gordon, we too eat mostly home cooked stuff and since it’s just my wife and I we usually eat meals in the $2-$4 range. Meals are prepared large and leftovers are the norm. We only eat 1 official meal a day, supper. The rest of the time most people would consider what we eat as snacks. Raw fruits, raw vegs, small salad, cold meatloaf sandwich, etc. My wife has always eaten like a bird. But she’s always wanting to lose 5 lbs. I don’t get it. In the 35 years we’ve been married she is always wanting to lose those apparently elusive 5 lbs. Frankly, I think she’s too skinny, but that’s me.

    I got about 20 lbs of high flavor-low seeds/water tomatoes from our neighbor/small farmer down the road last week. Spent about 2 hours cleaning and dressing them and sliced them up and put them the Presto food dryer, then into the freezer. This winter they will be used in several ways until they are gone. In the cold states you just can’t find a decent tomato for any amount of money so these will tide us over.

    You are correct, the best method that I have found is less consumption and better quality. I’m pretty certain there are so many gargantuans running around now because almost all foods are massively injected with salt, to mask the lack of flavor, and sugar, to bulk the miniscule product up to an impressive size. I saw some 2 lb (each) skinless chicken breasts at Walmart awhile back and wondered how big the whole chicken was??? The thing is, if you eat foods lacking in proper nutrition you will continue to be hungry and continue to eat. However if you eat proper nutrition filled food you will be sated with a whole lot less.

    The sugar and salt in our larder are at least 6 months old and I doubt we’ll buy more cause we just don’t use it any more. Decent food doesn’t need additives as it’s own flavor is more than enough but people addicted to massive “layers of complex flavors” will be disappointed. Due to the horrifying brain programming all of us have been subjected to getting back to normal is a difficult process but very rewarding in so many ways when you get there. It’s an on going battle all the time.

  • Bunny October 10, 2019, 3:53 PM

    I like Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Squirt, but not together. I’m a purist.

  • Gordon Scott October 11, 2019, 7:12 AM

    We still have sugar (two types) and salt (four types, I think). I use both in my rubs, and I make some baked goods that are usually given away.

    Here’s a sad tale: I am part of a study group investigating better health for older farts. In the classes we have a short period of light exercise. I discovered I could not stand on one foot without something to hold on to, although I got better at it the more I did it. The other exercises are mild, but still a bit challenging for me. I am an active guy, and work long hour in an job that requires some physicality. But dang, if you’re not doing more, and often, you go downhill really quickly.

  • Gordon Scott October 11, 2019, 7:12 AM

    We still have sugar (two types) and salt (four types, I think). I use both in my rubs, and I make some baked goods that are usually given away.

    Here’s a sad tale: I am part of a study group investigating better health for older farts. In the classes we have a short period of light exercise. I discovered I could not stand on one foot without something to hold on to, although I got better at it the more I did it. The other exercises are mild, but still a bit challenging for me. I am an active guy, and work long hour in an job that requires some physicality. But dang, if you’re not doing more, and often, you go downhill really quickly.

  • Gordon Scott October 11, 2019, 7:14 AM

    Bunny,

    All gals love Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Especially when drunk.

  • Gordon Scott October 11, 2019, 7:20 AM

    Oh…the unproductive tomato plant. My expert with the mojo says it could be too much nitrogen, although the success of the volunteer argues against that. She also says it could be temperature, or other factors. She recommends stressing the plant by trimming off some leaves. I know I prune my plants heavily and they respond well to this.

    I have had monsters with 20 pounds of maturing fruit on them with amazingly few leaves. They are not putting energy into growing stalks, so they put it into the fruit.

  • Bunny October 11, 2019, 10:54 AM

    Sounds good, Gordon. Maybe I’ll try it.
    https://drizly.com/cinnamon-toast-crunch-shot/r-8c6ae97b89401b7d

  • ghostsniper October 11, 2019, 5:37 PM

    Sounds tasty.
    Since I typically rip a bottle of Fireball on “wrappin’ night”, maybe this year I’ll add the Rumchata to it.

Leave a Comment