Archive for June 28th, 2016

Chaos Patch (#120)

(Open thread + links)

Yarvin on the DAO. No enemies to the right. “Don’t react moralistically to ideas about society.” The weekly round, plus outliers.

The US gun control conundrum. Thoughts on corruption. Academic Stalinism watch. White inertia and insubordination. The death of romance.

What is Xi doing? The Venezuelan apocalypse controversy.

Brexit panic report (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Brexit analysis (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). In crisis, opportunity (plus Becker reference), also. Contagion (plus), and its limits (note). Domestic political fallout. Jim comments (1, 2). Zizek and Walt comment. “A Brexit would deprive the Dutch of an important ally in their desire to reduce the European Union to a simple business venture. But this extremely narrow conception of the purpose of pan-European cooperation is exactly why the EU might, contrary to most popular opinion, benefit from a Brexit. The United Kingdom didn’t join and stay inside the EU to make something of it, but rather, to prevent others from making something of it.”

Trumpenführer panic report (1, 2, 3).

Thiel untoppled at Facebook.

Race and racism. Intelligence and childlessness. The world’s multicultural control group. Parental effects.

Climate contrarianism. The Gambler’s Fallacy. Six millennia of graphic urbanization (reference). Michael Herr on Stanley Kubrick. Hunting humans

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Quote note (#263)

2016:

… what we’ve seen from a wide range of writers and analysts in the days since the Brexit vote is not necessarily worry. It is shock. Fury. Disgust. Despair. A faith has been shaken, illusions shattered, pieties punctured. This is what happens when a life-orienting system of belief gets smashed on the rocks of history.

The name of that shattered system of belief? Progressivism.

(Only half-way through the year yet.)

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