Chaos Patch (#66)
(Open thread + links)
Spandrell is on a roll (1, 2). The case of Kansas. White zombies. Questions for a young programmer. Mitochondrial memes (1, 2). Strategy. Weapons and social order. Left parochialism. Friday fragments. The weekly round-ups.
Directly on the heels of #Moldbuggate (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, “You might be unsurprised to find out that free speech is not valued on the left or among ‘SJW’ groups.”), comes #WrongSkin (it’s Milo’s moment, 1, 2, also see this model exercise in tone control). “Yes, I do consider myself to be black and that’s because … you know, that’s how I identify …” Institutional blackface. The constructivist pretzel. Assorted extras (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
The Deep State.
Wealth vaporization (pointing here). Economics of immigration (relevant from Hoppe). The next stage in coercive diversification (in action). Narratives of capital. Permissionless innovation. “The natural tendency of democratic societies is gradually to accumulate barriers to international trade.”
The R’lyeh anomaly.