« The Union – no room for blasphemies du jour | Main | Oath Keepers – a closer look »

24 October 2021

Comments

The Estonian Fox

You're right again George.

"Finding common ground" - Alec and Kyle shared a common ground. Both killed someone.

"Radically divergent courses” - of course.

Kyle Rittenhouse, protecting himself from physical attack and shooting his attackers - "You're under arrest". Loudly condemned by any liberal who could spell 'newspaper' or 'reporter'.

Alec Baldwin, waving at the camera director, then shooting her - "You're free to go". Can you spell 'crickets'?

Bill Tozer

We do not live in a society? Maybe A Clockwork Orange society. I watched about 3:40 of this.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1337504503375494&aggr_v_ids%5B0%5D=1337504503375494&notif_id=1635074146667611&notif_t=watch_follower_video&ref=notif

Bill Tozer

Short piece from Sharpio. Not bad.

‘The End of Risk and the End of Civilization’

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/ben-shapiro/2021/10/22/end-risk-and-end-civilization

Don Bessee

The lamestream has gotten so comfortable being tools of the socialists' dems that they can not tell what is a lie anymore. -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/24/washington-post-forced-to-admit-they-lied-after-pretending-fck-joe-biden-chant-was-lets-go-brandon/

;-)

Bill Tozer

More VDH

https://www.facebook.com/304600892905134/posts/4825483860816792/

Bill Tozer

“If these radically divergent courses are not resolved first, the rest will only continue the rehash of hot air.” —-Dr. Rebane

This probably goes here. Ben Shapiro and Joe Rogan have a sit down chat. Interesting points discussed over two days, but this nine minute chip gets down to aspects of the Great Divide from another viewpoint. Like having a local art club of go out to the park and each paint a picture of the same great old oak tree. End up at the same place, but each has a different painting.
From 2018

‘Joe Rogan's Thoughts on the Growing Political Divide’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-EtocAnlQA

That was then. When one believes that all the good angels are on one side and all the bad angels are on the other side, well.... it’s called irreconcilable differences. We tried to work it out and offered the benefit of doubt too many countless times. Shame of me for getting stung every time.

Going back awhile, remember when the Left was all red faced screaming ‘Stop the Vitriol!’ with talk radio (Rush, the King of the Great Hate Mongers) being blamed for Gabbie talking one in the melon. When they found out he did not listen to Limbaugh cause the shooter was not into Rush, they blamed Sarah Palin, ROFLMAO.

Vitriol sounds like a rather quaint word in 2021 compared to back then. Or mayb not. But things have gotten much worse, I tell ya.

Vitrol.

1.
cruel and bitter criticism.
"her mother's sudden gush of fury and vitriol"
2.
ARCHAIC•LITERARY
sulfuric acid.
"it was as if his words were spraying vitriol on her face"

Where does all that anger come from?


scenes

"Where does all that anger come from?"

It's awfully hard to beat anger as a group motivator, so you can argue that any belief system that is really successful requires being pissed off. Any other underlying prime movers would tend to be ignored, it's just cultural evolution. Whether feeding the beast requires destruction of the enemy or merely submission remains to be seen.

Since the Left has essentially expelled the working class and instead embraced identity politics as it's political Strong Force, you get the special addition of grouping large swathes of angry people by physical cues. Everyone knows which part of the rec yard they can hang out in. That's baked into the cake of humanity and doesn't take much to exhibit.

Now, the interesting variant of anger is that shown by privileged urban whites. It's happened before with dire consequences, particularly in military-aged nonworking/underworking people. There's probably something that strongly rhymes in the Russian and French revolutions, various happenings in China. Peter Turchin makes the case for a thing he calls 'elite overproduction'.

Perhaps the anger memes are simply a biochemical side effect of boredom (particularly physical) and lack of family life at an age when it always used to occur. With enough machine intelligence, maybe a person could predict social uproar with enough data. Simply feed in detailed demographics/economics/etc. Move away from Trantor when necessary.

OTOH, Mother Jones has it all figured out. FOx NeWs!!!!
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/07/american-anger-polarization-fox-news/

George Rebane

scenes 639am - If I recall my Peter Turchin, does he not have a theory of periodicity in the strifes of human affairs? I think he was predicting it was getting close to the time for upsetting apple carts.

scenes

"If I recall my Peter Turchin, does he not have a theory of periodicity"

Several. Some periodic (things like father-son cycles) and some that are purely predictive (birth of empires on inter-cultural fault lines when existential external threats cause in-group cooperation). Elite overproduction appears more the cyclical variety as everything flies apart and you get to start over.

They appear to be trying to build history databases for modeling. (Seshat project? something like that). Extracting signal is as hard as ever. I suppose if people were better at it, economics might actually be useful as a discipline.

The famous chart from a decade+ ago is this.

shorturl.at/alxD7

Bill Tozer

Somebody don't like white folk. She is big and boy is she pissed. Got revenge on her gentle mind.

'We Gotta Take These Motherf***ers Out’: Rutgers Assoc. Professor Rages Against White People

"...white people showed up being raggedy and violent and terrible and trying to take everything from everybody.”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/we-gotta-take-these-motherfers-out-rutgers-assoc-professor-rages-against-white-people

scenes

re: BillT@4:37

I went through the jumps to find the original video and gave it a watch. (bummer that most news is news sites reporting on other news sites).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efjZqmVKm9Q

Worth a view, skip around if necessary. A fair amount of word salad but it gives you an idea where the S. Frischs of the world are coming from. 'Women's and Gender Studies' as a discipline shows the state of the times in any case.

A quick scan through her published work has the typical issue of being all about *her*.
"Love No Limit: Towards a Black Feminist Future (In Theory)"
"Does Anyone Care about Black Women?"
"A'n't I a Lady?: Race Women, Michelle Obama, and the Ever-Expanding Democratic Imagination"
"How Sarah Got Her Groove Back, or Notes Toward a Black Feminist Theology of Pleasure"

in specialty journals filled with the same sort of thing. M. Obamas treatise is the same sort of thing of course.

I'm working on a general theory of 'scholarship' that is all about ME and how I feel about matters. It appears to be a hall of mirrors filled with ad hoc vamping about the writer. It all has the smell of something that's as rigorous as a conversation over lunch.

Don Bessee

Why would they think creepy grampa joe would treat them any different than the rest of the country?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/progressives-bamboozled-biden-meeting-002400642.html?.tsrc=fp_deeplink

;-)

Don Bessee

Reeducation anyone? -

AT&T Corporation is putting its employees through a racial reeducation program that teaches that “American racism is a uniquely white trait” and tells white people that they are “the problem,” according to a new report.

According to internal documents obtained by City Journal’s Christopher Rufo, the company implemented an initiative called the Listen Understand Act last year, which is based on the core principles of critical race theory, including intersectionality, systemic racism, white privilege and white fragility. The program peddles left-wing causes including reparations, defunding the police and transgender activism, according to Rufo.

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/news/t-employee-training-program-says-222048736.html

;-)

scenes

not a bad article as such things go. Basically making the elite overproduction argument.

https://leightonwoodhouse.substack.com/p/the-generation-that-wrecked-the-media

Bill Tozer

‘Our Degenerate Elites Are Losing Control And Lashing Out In Desperation’

The increasingly authoritarian tendencies of our elites and the institutions they control is a sign of their weakness and impotence and loss of control.

https://thefederalist.com/2021/10/28/our-degenerate-elites-are-losing-control-and-lashing-out-in-desperation/

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Blog powered by Typepad