Posts Tagged ‘Chaos’

Kurt Eichenwald’s Bad Day

I wouldn’t have thought it could get any worse than this, either.

But then

ADDED: ‘Open Blogger’ at AoS also delicately questions the quality of Eichenwald’s performance.

December 16, 2016admin 21 Comments »
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Quote note (#256)

Robert Kaplan on The Coming Anarchy (February, 1994), in prophetic mode:

West Africa is becoming the symbol of worldwide demographic, environmental, and societal stress, in which criminal anarchy emerges as the real ‘strategic’ danger. Disease, overpopulation, unprovoked crime, scarcity of resources, refugee migrations, the increasing erosion of nation-states and international borders, and the empowerment of private armies, security firms, and international drug cartels are now most tellingly demonstrated through a West African prism. West Africa provides an appropriate introduction to the issues, often extremely unpleasant to discuss, that will soon confront our civilization. To remap the political earth the way it will be a few decades hence — as I intend to do in this article — I find I must begin with West Africa. …

Holds up well from the XS PoV.

(Used as a promotion device for the latest Outsideness NCR&P course, actually beginning next Sunday (although it currently seems a little demotically-challenged)). Does this seem like pan-handling? Guess it is, edgy 2016 Internet-economy style.

As anticipated, the Chaos Patch shift to Tuesday’s looks unavoidable. Sometimes Chaos bites back.

June 5, 2016admin 30 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#102)

(Open thread + links)

Atomic fission. Occult government. The chaos option. Escalate to ideas. A tale from the Hood. Comment policy. The dissident right mapped (not hugely persuasively). New blog. The weekly round.

The Islamic Vortex update (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Saudi collapse chatter (plus). Stuxnet update. Charlie Foxtrot foreign policy (1, 2, 3, 4). Venezuela in ruins (1, 2, 3). Full communism in the UK and US. Chinese takes on the Norks, its own rich kids, and digital money. Germany leaves the reservation. Scary Poland (notable 1, 2), plus Jim’s take.

Commodities as cash. Beyond zirp lies calamity (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The neglected supply side. Business success for SJWs (1, 2).

Polarization yawns (relevant). Against inheritance (note). Lost millennials (and competitiveness). The ‘social justice’ defense.

Trumpenführer panic report (1, 2, 3). The Bush slayer (relevant), level complete. Crashing the party (1, 2, 3, 4). Spanked Pope. Dreher floods the zone (1, 2, 3, 4). Trump speaks. Trump’s veep?

Meanwhile, on the other side of chaos (1, 2, 3, 4).

ScaliaGate (1, 2, 3, 4).

Twitter funny business watch (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The search for alternatives. Twitter versus Facebook. Social media versus party politics. The digital ghetto. Biased social science. Derbyshire disinvited.

Costs of dishonesty. Racial profiling. The tightrope of discretion. Discriminate harder. German crime stats. Complexities of religious reproduction. An IQ/income bibliography. Amygdala conflict. A biorealist look at democracy.

Hominin taxic diversity (plus).

Apple against the FBI. What’s next for AI (see also, and)? ET is out there (or in here). Time-travel ‘update‘.

A difficult number. Predation and speciation. Modafinil works. Toxoplasma alert drop. A time-lapsed sun and carnivorous glowworms.

Apocalypse Corner (1, 2, 3). “As the economic, social and ethnic contradictions are only growing in the modern world our most cunning weapon against the system is to snuff out all hope people may still have. Considering the state the world is in today it doesn’t take much to shake people’s confidence in the system. But instead of being worried, anxious or desperate about the coming turmoil, we must fearlessly welcome it, we must celebrate it, we must embrace it, we must always make it absolutely clear that the collapse of the western societies into a raging ethnic tribal war only serves our cause and that it is the necessary prerequisite for the national revolution. Therefore our primary task is to convince everyone that chaos awaits, we must do everything within our power so that a sense of doom and gloom begins to haunt the society. We must persuade people to believe in the collapse, so that this collapse then becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy as well.” (As with much Chaos Patch material, that merits an XS smile, but not a full endorsement.)

A cognitive bias run-down. Umberto Eco (RIP) on fascism.

February 21, 2016admin 29 Comments »
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Sentences (#35)

Genuinely thinking Donald will save us all will get you kicked from the HRx and NRx Sith Lord club houses, yet tacit support for his whirlwind of chaos should be very much expected by us at this late hour.

That would be true, even without the private portfolios of popcorn stock. (Note.)

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January 7, 2016admin 52 Comments »
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Scrap note (#15)

The XS command-core has been shifted to NZ for a couple of weeks. Sense already is that Yule-effects could turn time quite ragged somewhat earlier than expected … so I won’t be fighting the fragmentation. Any ‘stay-on-topic’ rules for comments are hereby lifted for the interim, because the topic is likely to be dismantled, blurry, and soaked in alcohol.

I have to do a Chasm plug:

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December 18, 2015admin 17 Comments »
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SMOD

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Some suggestive figures and commentary. (More here.) Googling “trump + chaos” — 52,300,000 results (beginning 1, 2, 3, 4 …). Trump has 5,000,000 Twitter followers. The dike has broken. Now it cascades …

From the commies at Rolling Stone (three months ago):

During a Q&A with fans before a Cincinnati concert earlier this month, [pop music person] Billy Corgan was asked what he thought about the first Republican debate, at which point the rocker lauded the mogul’s ability to take the political spectrum and “fuck it up.” “I think what’s cool, and I’m not saying I agree politically, but I think what’s cool is Trump’s running chaos theory,” Corgan said (via Alternative Nation). […] “He’s forcing a lot of things out into the open, so they can’t control this, whatever that control is …”

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December 12, 2015admin 24 Comments »
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Meanwhile, in Venezuela …

A mineral-rich socialist diet:

The governor of the Venezuelan state of Bolívar has some advice for dealing with the widespread shortage of food across the country. Can’t find eggs at your local Venezuelan grocery store? Why not try fried rocks instead? […] Governor Francisco Rangel said during his radio show on Tuesday, September 29, that the Venezuelan people should not “yield to temptation” or worry about not being able to find a pack of flour or sardines to buy amid the shortages. […] “Let them take away whatever they want. We are capable of eating a stick, or instead of frying two eggs, fry two rocks, and we will eat fried rocks, ” he said, “but no one can beat us.” […] Rangel referred to the so-called economic war and the “induced inflation” that he and other ruling-party leaders claim is being caused by the opposition. “Now that prices are sky high, we need to fight against this together. Let them not feel like they have beaten us,” he said.

A functional world order should always have a few socialist regimes hanging on, to do the teaching job the education system can’t.

October 12, 2015admin 7 Comments »
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Heading back …

… into some kind of triple cyclone system. Assuming that doesn’t keep the entire Outside in Supreme Executive Council locked-up in Doha for days, normal service will be restored in the near future …

As an aside: The political culture of the UK has deteriorated so absolutely into consensus socialism it’s scarcely comprehensible. The fact that certain automatic social mechanisms are keeping things (very approximately) on track only adds to the despair. This isn’t a society within a light-year of ‘waking up’. All memory of what waking up might be was burnt out long ago. Hitting bottom is the only imaginable way this ends.

ADDED: Probably should have noted, on the Zack front, that the whole of London was paralyzed yesterday by a tube strike. For UK residents that’s irritating, but understandable. Only a bizarre history of systematic capitulation to organized labor — i.e. communist social infrastructure — can make the situation intelligible.

ADDED: 14 hours on a standing-room-only train tomorrow should polish off one of the most delightful travel experiences in my relatively sheltered life.

July 10, 2015admin 28 Comments »
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Fractal Inside-Outness

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June 12, 2015admin 6 Comments »
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Sentences (#18)

Steen Jakobsen sounds the abyss in the final sentence of this short analysis (embedded video):

… a big fat zero in terms of hope for the future.

ADDED: Jakobsen talks to Chris Martenson on ‘the biggest margin call in history’.

April 24, 2015admin 13 Comments »
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