Twitter cuts (#12)


Inaccurate, sadly, but still probably worth stealing. (Also meriting a quick glimpse.)

March 5, 2015admin No Comments »
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Quote note (#152)

Blasts of sanity on immigration from Ed West (snippetized):

Even if the number of British emigrants equals the number of newcomers, there is a social cost to migration. Few argue about the social aspect because opponents of change know it feels unpleasant and racist and supporters understand it’s widely unpopular; so instead the former and latter both focus on economics and European immigration, a proxy debate of lesser importance in the long term. […] Migration statistics therefore do not necessarily reflect what people fear about migration. Firstly the question of net migration is partly irrelevant, since in one sense Britain has a problem with emigration, and the large number of highly skilled Britons leaving the country is disturbing.

… there are significant differences in migration from rich and poor countries. It would be far more useful if immigration statistics were broken down into movement from developed, developing and less developed countries. As I have previously stated, there is no such thing as an ‘immigrant’, and lumping them together makes no logical sense. […] … Immigration from Germany is an economic benefit and brings virtually zero social cost, and the flow of movement runs both ways (more Brits are on benefits in Germany than vice versa); so why bother lumping migration from Germany in with, say, Pakistan or Bangladesh where migration is almost entirely one-way and the risk of ghettoisation and other social costs is high[?]

… the social cost is underplayed because much of the Conservative Party belongs to a sort of Utopian Right on migration, believing what matters is whether an immigrant (economically) contributes to the country. […] Actually what matters is what his or her children and grandchildren do, since this is where the problems of alienation really begin. …

March 5, 2015admin 1 Comment »
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Dark Darwin

If this isn’t the best thing Sailer has ever written, it’s right up there, close to the summit.

Darwin’s ascension in recent decades to his current role as the saint of secularism might raise obvious questions about liberal dogmas, such as the impossibility of hereditary differences having evolved among human races. But those seldom come up, because progressivism has evolved a bizarre yet apparently reassuring theodicy reminiscent of Zoroastrian dualism, in which Ahura Mazda represents all that is good and Angra Mainyu all that is bad. […] Similarly, Charles Darwin has come to epitomize everything that a proper progressive should believe, while Darwin’s younger half-cousin Francis Galton embodies crimethink.

The stream of thoughts and information that then flows from this initial insight is truly remarkable.

March 4, 2015admin 10 Comments »
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War of the Worlds

I’d hold this back until Frightday if I had more impulse control. Via VXXC, the original (Halloween 1938) Orson Welles War of the Worlds radio broadcast. As an experiment in abject public submission to media reality construction, it takes some beating.
“There’s really nothing they won’t believe, is there?”
“Apparently not. Carry on …”

March 4, 2015admin 3 Comments »
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Zombie Sim

Be prepared.

zombies-usa

(Some commentary.)

ADDED: Mathematical modelling of zombies.

March 3, 2015admin 13 Comments »
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Ultra-Calvinism

JayMan chips in (succinctly and lucidly) to a familiar topic (or, perhaps, two):


“New England was not swamped with immigrants because these people were particularly simpatico with the original Puritan settlers.”

Post Civil War New England, no. But assortative migration has been powerful (see previous link) and continues on to this day.

You know, your general trope of modern SWPLs not being the descendents of the Puritans doesn’t actually hold water. A simple comparison of both genetic and self-reported ancestry (again aforementioned link, partially supplied by you) shows that Democratic voting Whites are only found in areas Puritans settled. British ancestry backs it up. See also The Myth of the Expanding Circle or You Can’t Learn How to Be an English Vegetarian | Staffan’s Personality Blog.

Now, in New England, some of that genetic British ancestry is Scottish, as opposed to English ancestry. I think we can be fairly certain the Scots aren’t the ones pushing things Left.

Sure, today’s SWPLs are heavily admixed with other groups in addition to their Puritan roots. And sure, small numbers of liberals are found everywhere. And sure, not all Puritan descendants vote Left (e.g., Mormons – but they have been specially selected). But today, the consistent Blue states are found only in areas which have Puritan (as well as Scandinavian, and possibly Quaker) descendants. It does limited (some, but limited) good to compare their attitudes 200-400 years ago with current ones – all groups have undergone considerable change during that time (the moral circle expanded to fill its genetic potential). You also can’t blame it on the Jews because A) there’s not that many of them B) their putative influence resonates with some and not others, putting us back to the original problem.

March 3, 2015admin 18 Comments »
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Sentences (#11)

Alrenous (here):

Interpret America as damage and route around it.

March 2, 2015admin 8 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#51)

(Open thread + links)

City-state innovation and its obstacles. Zioreaction? (Also relevant.) VDare does Spandrell. Venezuela lights the way. Can’t NRx be a little nicer? (See also.) Doing the impossible. ‘Kill the Kulaks’ (audio version). Sexual divisions. “… the so-called Neoreaction” (was well introduced). Fleeing distraction. Round ups.

Left auto-cannibalism watch. A far superior kind of cannibalism. How liberal and conservatives differ. Dark policing. Biafra and the left (from 1969). Long and short of the Greek mess. War readiness. Culture clash. The Dragon rises.

Alan Greenspan: Horrorist. The theater of fiat.

Who lost the Internet? The blockchain is Bitcoin. Subtleties of the Firewall.

The problem with ethnic genetic interests (don’t miss the comments). Malthusianisms. The Seneca cliff. The S (or socioeconomic) factor in China (some background). Historical speculations on Ashkenazi kinship. More on wheat-versus-rice farming (gateway drug to HBD crime-think?). Tribe building. African genetic diversity. Cliodynamics.

Puritan roots of republicanism. Old style Confederate Austrianism. Strossian futurology. Medieval modernists.

A (wide-ranging) West Hunter reading list (from December). Kek.

March 1, 2015admin 21 Comments »
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Quote note (#151)

Fernandez on civilization versus entropy:

You are watching entropy at work, witnessing the destruction of information and seeing disorder take over the world.

To understand this more clearly, open the case of your computer and consider the arrangement of the jumper wires (assuming you still have jumper wires). There are only a few ways the jumper wires can be correctly connected but millions of ways they can be wrongly attached. Order (in the sense of a functioning arrangement) is that small percentage of outcomes that work. Entropy is all the ways it won’t work. Order is statistically hard to achieve. Disorder is relatively easy to create.

It took an ancient craftsman years to produce those statues preserved in the Mosul Museum, but it took a thug only a few minutes to pound it into rubble and dust.

Since order and knowledge are expensive, what we call civilization essentially advances by remembering which wires go where. The innovation of political correctness however, holds that since all jumper connections are equally valid, anything goes and one can even rearrange older wiring to suit aesthetic impulses. By declaring all cultures equal we open the doors to entropy. We may not notice the effect at first, because — to continue the computer example — there is still enough residual functionality in your machine to carry on.

By and by we disable the CD drive, the USB ports, then some of the keys in the keyboard. Then one day we pull out a really important jumper and the hard disk stops. But by then we cannot acknowledge the damage we’ve done since according to our progressive thinking we ought to have improved things. And this thought will still be in our minds as the blade of the machete slices off the hand we put out to ward the blow.

February 28, 2015admin 12 Comments »
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Moral Terror

Before we get around to bravely denouncing — with whatever degree of theatricality falls just short of laughable camp — those ‘sociopaths’ or ‘psychopaths’ who are effortless indifferent to intuitive qualms, perhaps we can agree that such anomalous psychological types are definitively incapable of moral terror. In this respect, they are human precursors of that which, from a strictly functional point of view, we want our military robotics control systems to be. They have no squeamishness to overcome. Stone cold killers no doubt exist, and even more certainly soon will. If moral terror is the topic, however, they fall entirely outside it.

A discussion of the roots of moral intuition far exceeds the reasonable ambition of a modest blog post. Those wanting to plug it more or less directly into God will do so. Even radical religious skeptics, however, are unable to deny the fact of very basic, deeply pre-reflective moral commitments as a human norm. The scientific literature alone is now huge. There is no serious controversy about the existence of a ‘sense or right and wrong’ (irrespective of its variability regarding specifics) as a fundamental component of human evolved psychology. This only needs to be said because of widespread childish delusions that ‘moral nihilism’ could be considered a default condition of the non-indoctrinated human individual. ‘Wolf-boy’ is still a moral animal.

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February 27, 2015admin 53 Comments »
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