Quote notes (#97)

The Legionnaire against the populists:

… every country eventually and inevitably finds itself with the government it deserves. If the population of the United States has truly become the blessed of Azathoth — the blind, idiot god — than what does that mean in regard to the Leviathan that sits on the throne of our empire?

July 26, 2014admin 16 Comments »


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  • VXXC Says:

    The conspiracy is to hide that they really are clueless idiots.

    Look at the Fed Housing/Finance run-up or the Fed’s entire History. I think the one good chairman was Volcker.

    Hardly unique to America. Look at Saddam hiding that he had gotten rid of his WMD after 98 bombing, but pretending and deceiving with a cast of thousand that there was something to hide. Which there was – that it was gone. He was more worried about his neighbors than us. If you look at what happened to Qaddafi he wasn’t a complete fool.

    The Conspiracy is that DC is an endless series of payoffs and parties, that our government is 15 year olds, that The.Onion can’t match reality anymore.


    Legionnaire Reply:

    That’s basically what I’m saying. We’re on the same page here.

    The value of the cards in this hand is diminishing, but we’re still trying to play the same way. Most people are content to think this is because our leaders don’t know what’s going on. Few can bring themselves to realize that most policy is now a desperate bluff (and a fairly transparent one at that), as everyone tries contribute to drawing the scariest paper tiger they can imagine while simultaneously covering their own ass.


    Legionnaire Reply:

    *”to contribute


    Aeroguy Reply:

    To nitpick, the deep state is very real, unless you want to dismiss moldbug as a conspiracy theorist. Either you buy into the theory that bureaucrats control the state or you don’t. There is plenty of incompetence, but that isn’t particularly useful for making predictions, an exact taxonomy of incompetence and where it lives is necessary to make good predictions and thus good theories. We’ve got a pretty good handle on the economic incompetence, the one line version is people really thought the FED could create a Goldilocks economy. Yes the president has enormous decision making power in foreign policy, just like how the American electorate has enormous decision making power in political appointments. If our theories began and ended with calling American voters incompetent we would be blind.

    To be fair, the entirety of your points are entirely valid. The incompetence is prevalent and universal. Security blankets should be shredded, but for the right reasons (the deep state underestimates the damage of foreign resentment and overestimates the security of the oil dollar, I think they’re actually forced to use the FED’s numbers and theories for their analyses). More importantly, thank you for taking aim at the Putin worshipers, they irritate me like a cat being rubbed the wrong way.


    Posted on July 26th, 2014 at 7:19 pm Reply | Quote
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  • VXXC Says:

    I’ve found the correct deck of cards to play. It’s a good thing we’re running out of cards.

    Cards Against Humanity. A party game for Horrible People.

    “Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.”



    Posted on July 26th, 2014 at 10:10 pm Reply | Quote
  • VXXC Says:

    This gets better. You can design your own deck of cards.

    Oh boy. NRX playing cards to the ..Rescue? I’m not sure rescue is the correct word.

    “Make your own deck for free.

    Cards Against Humanity is available for free under a Creative Commons license. Making a set will take an hour and cost about $10. Download the PDF for rules and printing instructions”



    Posted on July 26th, 2014 at 10:12 pm Reply | Quote
  • VXXC Says:

    OMG this is evil and hillarious.

    Look at these answer categories…

    “Advice from a wise old Black Man”

    “Lance Armstrong’s missing testicles”



    Posted on July 26th, 2014 at 10:22 pm Reply | Quote
  • Legionnaire Says:

    I have said and done some very degenerate things playing this game. I highly recommend.


    Aeroguy Reply:

    I don’t know what you mean degenerate, my family played it together during thanksgiving. Well, until my mom asked me specifically (because I’m her dictionary and encyclopedia) what bukoki means.


    Posted on July 26th, 2014 at 10:30 pm Reply | Quote
  • social injustice warrior Says:

    Krusty: I don’t want to hit a sore spot, but can we talk about herpes?
    Herpes herpes, bo-berpes, banana, fana fo-ferpes — her-pes.
    Hey: that spot on Gorbachev’s head — herpes, trust me!
    Anybody here have herpes? Huh? Huh?
    [No one answers]
    You people are the worst audience I’ve ever seen.

    Man: You’re the worst comedian we’ve ever seen!

    Krusty: Oh, great! Well, we’ll just sit here silently for the next
    ninety minutes.

    Man: Fine with us.

    Krusty: [groans and sits]


    Posted on July 26th, 2014 at 10:37 pm Reply | Quote
  • Zerg Says:

    Can we talk about Carlyle now? (I’m autistic and can’t read the social situation.) Okay, I’ve read LATTER-DAY PAMPHLETS and “Shooting Niagara” now, and he’s still not a reactionary. He just believes in that thing you guys call “Gnon” and thinks we should get right with it, that’s all. His suggestions are (1) hire competent people, (2) a huge compulsory public works project, and (3) Chinese morning exercises. Well, in promoting #2 he does pretty much envision a new feudal system arising in response to the good public example, so that’s sort of reactionary, I guess.
    Oh, I just remembered something else that I was thinking about, because in writing the above paragraph it occurred to me that Carlyle never even noticed the possibility of feminism (the “maenads” in THE FRENCH REVOLUTION aren’t proto-feminists), and this reminded me of my realization that an old fashioned monogamous social order can’t be restored because the women would have to actually agree to resume their old role — their subordination has to be voluntary — and they’re not going to agree to this. Obviously, then, the only viable strategy for sustaining a technological society is to house beta-experts in monastic hive-type settings where their sexual needs will be satisfied by State-funded sex-professionals and their cloned children will be raised by cloned Tibetan nannies.


    Puzzle Privateer Reply:

    Why does their submission have to be voluntary?


    Zerg Reply:

    Because we don’t like hitting them. Anyway, it’s not true subordination unless it’s voluntary.


    Puzzle Privateer Reply:

    But they like you more when you spank them.

    Posted on July 27th, 2014 at 2:33 am Reply | Quote
  • Ouroboros | The Legionnaire Says:

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