Quote note (#284)

Fernandez on the Western Left’s moral signaling implosion:

If you listen to Rodrigo Duterte’s now infamous rant against president Obama (start at minute 6) you might be forgiven for thinking it was Howard Zinn or Bill Ayers speaking, allowing for the accent. He spoke of the “lapdogs of America” who forget that “America has one too many [offenses] to answer for”. He argued that the Philippines “inherited the [Muslim] problem from the United States” and since “everyone has a terrible record of extrajudicial killing … why make an issue of it.” He describes the massacre of the Indians, the oppression of migrants etc. as reasons for ordering the deaths of thousands proving, if there was any remaining doubt, that he learned the lesson of moral equivalence well. […] From this, Duterte concluded that he wouldn’t listen to lectures from the SOB leader of such a country. It’s almost as if he’s been listening to Obama and Obama was hoist on his own petard. The Western left has the habit of preaching from a moral height while simultaneously describing its history as one unending crime. You’ve heard the teaching moments. “I live in a house built by slaves.” “You didn’t build that!” This whole country is stolen! […] Say it often enough and someone will believe you. Somebody did. The trouble is you can’t rise from the toilet to suddenly preach from a great moral height. …

September 14, 2016admin 19 Comments »


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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    The Western left has the habit of preaching from a moral height while simultaneously describing its history as one unending crime.

    The loop starts with them finding a scapegoat, then positing themselves as the cure.


    Posted on September 14th, 2016 at 4:02 pm Reply | Quote
  • bomag Says:

    So, Duterte’s crime was taking leftist cant seriously.


    Posted on September 14th, 2016 at 4:15 pm Reply | Quote
  • Cryptogenic Says:

    The Philippines mean fuck-all to me. A landfill of a nation run by a succession of psychopaths, populated with squeaking jungle gnomes and downmarket waifus. Nobody wears shoes and karaoke knife attacks are the national sport. The Mexico of Asia.


    Edenist whackjob Reply:

    Do you have a blog or something?


    Cryptogenic Reply:

    Yes, but its dearth of nigger music would disappoint you.


    Mark Warburton Reply:

    No love (hate) for Indonesia? Being in HK I’ve witnessed first hand their low IQ, ugly mugs … they’re shortly going to overtake the US in terms of
    population. :/


    Xoth Reply:

    Quick, open the borders.


    Posted on September 14th, 2016 at 4:26 pm Reply | Quote
  • Orthodox Says:

    Progressives won the meme war. They are the most evil and corrupt of all Americans, hence they are now on top.


    Posted on September 14th, 2016 at 7:55 pm Reply | Quote
  • michael Says:

    he just telling obama that hes the war pig now you know punching up


    Posted on September 14th, 2016 at 8:14 pm Reply | Quote
  • Bob Says:

    Duterte is right of course, regardless of the leftist moral narrative. The foundation and origin of any state is mass extrajudicial violence. Ultimately, Duterte’s offense is that he is asserting independent sovereignty.


    jay Reply:

    This extrajudicial violence is called war. Duterte is actually waging a war on drugs unlike the cucky American “War on Drugs”


    Posted on September 14th, 2016 at 10:59 pm Reply | Quote
  • scientism Says:

    “Duterte needs America to ensure independence, to keep his palace standing, period. But Duterte doesn’t understand this. His macho prism admits only more basic considerations.”

    Seems more likely that Duterte knows exactly what he is doing and is intentionally pivoting to China than that he is stupid.


    Posted on September 15th, 2016 at 12:50 am Reply | Quote
  • illegal Says:

    Something rather curious to me is the nature by which the signal mechanism comes into power. I am preoccupied by the insistence that this signal mechanism can be reversed and undermined. Yet I have as of recent found that there are many things which simply are beyond the possibility of actual change. I can understand the “acceptance” of the signal mechanism (but one element of the current issue) as a sort of protest of it. One then comes to see the cultural purveyors as rotten zombies, rotting from the inside. Inside of a grotesque and decaying setting, the set of the show falling apart. Collapse then is inevitable. Perhaps then the only remaining hope for the soul might be to render the collapse in and of itself of aesthetic value. The ship is going down. By its own hand, it is suicide. The animals are crashing us into a cliff, and there is nothing we can do. Is it tragic? On whose hands is the blood?

    The blood always falls most on the hands of a select group, and in this case it is my view that the blood can be well attributed to the hands of white men. The “boomers.” The complacent, iPad buying, coffee purchasing boomers. People who spurned the lifestyle of young materialists, only to embody it later in their lives. Biden, for one. Such people are most representative of the ones whose guilt for the death of the Western culture and way. Their hands are strangling it, and their bizarre self-hatred is born in them each and every day. Their psychology is most insane, and mysterious to me. It is a sort of masochism, I do not actually believe that on the most basic “SOUL” level, of their true selves, they actually buy into a thing they are doing in their lives. It is as though they have created an entire egregore, or have been taken over by these images, until their psyche is simply so distorted that they are unable to even think outside of that line. It is as though their brains would be shattered by the mere act of such a shift, for they are so deeply invested in their world view that such a thing would destroy them. Even as they recognize the coming disaster, they still tell themselves that it isn’t true, while knowing on their deepest level that it really is.

    Such people are the true destroyers of our world, and of the future. They are the ones who have abandoned principle and refuse to accept the truths that they know inside of their minds. I am not calling for action, more simply showing that there is a locus, a place where the weight shifts, and it is around these middle aged white men who were at one time liberal in thought, yet refuse to adapt given new evidence, where the ultimate “blame” can be placed. All to the right of them are those who are willing to change, and all to the left are those who are not yet even aware of the truth. Thus is at this place where the true locus of reality shifts, it is around them where the future is decided.


    michael Reply:

    ones point of view tends to be set early in life its rare to see new developments outside that frame.Boomers were brainwashed by commies very young and through a sort of accident they got the melodrama of the 60s as a reinforcement reward to change their minds now makes their lives meaningless when to continue makes them the revolutionary guard.They have cleverly re sold that revolution to every generation since


    Posted on September 15th, 2016 at 1:20 am Reply | Quote
  • Mark Citadel Says:

    Duterte’s disrespect is emblematic of the fact that the American empire is in decline and unipolarity is collapsing. Prestige falls before power sometimes. Good news for the patchwork.


    Xoth Reply:

    Or rather, Obama is now the proverbial lame duck. Why not give it a kick, it’ll soon be gone.

    The way Obama is campaigning against Trump shows an interesting degree of hatred, by the way. (Though who cares about the dignity of the office anyway? It’s a new era now.) The whole birth certificate thing must have stung worse than it seemed.


    Posted on September 15th, 2016 at 2:58 pm Reply | Quote
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